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After ten years as a demonstrator, and thousands of cards made, I wanted to try something a little different. But I didn't plan for it to look this different... And when opened... Nearly closed... All the way closed... Oh well... It was fun and only required five products!! SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Feels Good Stamp Set #131916-Wood / #129684-Clear, Bermuda Bay Cardstock #131197, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Bohemian Designer Series Paper #138446, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300. CLICK HERE TO SHOP 24/7 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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Sooooo many birthdays! Sooooo little time! Here's a simple card. Make lots of them in different colors and be ready for the next birthday... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Cottage Greetings Stamp Set #138940-Wood / #139962-Clear, Watermelon Wonder Cardstock #138334, Bermuda Bay Cardstock #131197, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack #138443, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Bermuda Bay Thick Baker's Twine #138413, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246, Whisper White Medium Envelopes #107301. CLICK HERE TO SHOP 24/7 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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I've enjoyed the fun of getting back in the swing of card making after setting up my new computer. Check out these turtles. They are on their way to Monterey Bay, hoping to be included in the August 31st through September 2nd Discovery Channel three-night special called BIG BLUE LIVE... (Bubbles are made with Handheld Punches and Crystal Effects.) SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: From Land to Sea Stamp Set #138720-W / #139361-Clear, Cottage Greetings Stamp Set #138940-Wood / #139962-Clear, Marina Mist Cardstock #119682, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Striped Scallop Thinlit... Continue reading
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CASE stands for Copy And Share Everything... I saw a card with this design somewhere on the internet. This is my rendition... The Designer Series Paper and Embossing Folder has retired from our current product line, but it's a card worth sharing... Continue reading
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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Cottage Greetings Stamp Set #138940-Wood / #139962-Clear, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Watermelon Wonder Cardstock #138334, Mint Macaron Cardstock #138337, Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack #138442, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, 1-3/8" Circle Punch #119860, 1/2" Circle Punch #119869, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430. I also used a Crimper on the paper cups. CLICK HERE TO SHOP 24/7 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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Me = Grateful Stamp Set I love old books, even when they are taped and tattered. This is my favorite... . . . . . . . . . . SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Me=Grateful Stamp Set #138786-Wood / #139319-Clear, Soft Suede Cardstock #115318, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Soft Suede Stampin' Pad #126978, Stamping Sponges #101610, Antique Brads #117273, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (retired), Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes #107300. CLICK HERE TO SHOP 24/7 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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I hope you enjoy today's post. The FREE DOWNLOAD (below) is 5 pages in full color with 21 photos, including a complete supply list, along with dimensions and instructions to make the Designer Folder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Download Toadally Awesome Card Kit Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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When I was growing up, my dad had a commercial fishing boat. All us kids (there were eight of us) learned so much from him about the sea. He was an experienced vessel operator, and taught us many things about weather, tides, and navigation. We learned how to speak on the marine radio and more. As a result of my upbringing, I have always loved the water and especially lighthouses. The From Land to Sea Stamp Set was one of my first purchases when the new catalog was released in June. Our dad also taught us even more important things...... Continue reading
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I sincerely appreciate your encouragement, suggestions, and support as I've been getting acclimated to my new Mac computer. Along with the computer, I purchased a new printer and camera. All three replaced old, tired equipment. I knew right away that I would love switching from a PC to a Mac, but using them all together, along with experimenting with new graphic programs slowed me down a little. Thanks for hanging in there. Thanks very, very, very much! In the meantime, I have a dozen or more cards, a cute card kit, and a 3-D set all lined up and ready... Continue reading
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I'm determined to master my new MAC computer. Today I'm posting a picture I prepared back in March on my PC with Publisher. . . . I have lots of desire to learn along with a positive attitude. I have the brand new Stampin' Up! catalog. I have a box full of wonderful new products. I have a bunch of awesome new cards waiting to be posted. I have a new computer with all kinds of graphic potential. Just need my brain to kick in!!! Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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In the past three weeks, our kids and grandkids have been visiting from California. Also in the past three weeks, I purchased a new MAC computer. (I've never had a MAC and my learning curve is out of control and off the charts!!) The girls and I have made lots of fun things in my craft room, but I can't figure out how to photoshop them for my blog. [big sigh] I did manage to get a picture of the girls from my Smart Phone to my desktop because my smart phone is smart. Please enjoy this beautiful picture while... Continue reading
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I usually have several of my cards lined up ready to post for the next week or the week after that. With everything going on in our country (and Baltimore), I decided this patriotic design was my choice for today without any more delay. I love America... The Striped Scallop Thinlits Die is perfect for a patriotic layout... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: For Your Country Stamp Set #134219-Wood / #134222-Clear, Pacific Point Cardstock #111350, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Real Red Cardstock #102482, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Pacific Point Cardstock #126951, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Striped Scallop Thinlits Die #133734,... Continue reading
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The background, frame, and butterfly all have embossed polka dots... The bow was an afterthought, but added a pretty touch... I cut the bottom of the card to match the Fun Frame... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Butterfly Basics Stamp Set #138813-Wood / #138816-Clear, Lost Lagoon Cardstock #133679, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder #133739, Fun Frames Embossing Folder #133727, Beautiful Wings Edgelit #118138, Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta Ribbon #135841. The Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta Ribbon is on the Clearance Rack. It was $5.95 and now $2.39. CLICK HERE... Continue reading
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LINDA'S STAMPIN' STORE Orders must be placed between April 24th & May 4th Continue reading
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These are three of my favorite stamp sets, and all are retiring... THE GREAT OUTDOORS . . . . . . THE PERFECT BLEND . . . . . . MILLION & ONE . . . Retired stamp sets, along with many other supplies and accessories, are available now and until June 2nd, or until products last. Many items are discounted up to 50%!!! CLICK HERE TO SHOP AND SAVE 24/7 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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Download RETIRED LIST CLICK HERE TO SHOP AND SAVE 24/7 Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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Cards with a more masculine design receive extra kudos... When I cut the squares out of the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper, the edges looked a little frayed, so I lightly sponged with ink from the Basic Black Stampin' Pad for a more finished look... Plaid, especially with masculine colors, works well for a manly card, and can be used for many different celebrations... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Fabulous Four Stamp Set #134171-Wood / #134174-Clear, Cajun Craze Cardstock #119684, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper #137780, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Stamping Sponges #101610, Neutral Candy Dots (Very... Continue reading
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Cards made into the GATEFOLD pattern are a nice variation from standard folds... and super easy! To add a little more of the Old Olive color, I'll wrap the yarn trim around the card before slipping it into the envelope. The tree and "wood" paper worked well together... Open wide to the inside... HERE'S HOW: . . . . . . . . . . SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Fabulous Four Stamp Set #134171-Wood / #134174-Clear, Cardstock: Crumb Cake #120953, Soft Suede #115318, Old Olive #100702, Very Vanilla #101650, Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper #137780, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Pad #126979, Big... Continue reading
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Use the Sea Street Stamp Set to make a whimsical card - or use the matching Maritime Designer Series Paper and snip, snip, snip a little paper fun... Stamp Set (Above) - or - Paper Fun (Below) It does require detail cutting - snip, snip, snip... ...but worth the extra effort! The only stamping on this card is the greeting... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Timeless Talk Stamp Set #126605-Wood / #126607-Clear, Cherry Cobbler Cardstock #119685, Coastal Cabana Cardstock #131297, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Maritime Designer Series Paper #133696, Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Pad #133642, Large Oval Punch #119855, Whisper White Medium Envelope... Continue reading
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This stamp set (Simply Wonderful) was offered during Sale-A-Bration. I wouldn't be surprised to see it show up in the new Annual Catalog coming out on June 2nd --- because it is SIMPLY WONDERFUL... There were 7 stamps in this set. I've used 3 here... . . . . . . . . . . SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Simply Wonderful Stamp Set (Sale-A-Bration), Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration), Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Many Marvelous Markers #131264, Star Punch, Candy Dots Brad Bases #132293, Subtles Candy Dots #130933, Whisper... Continue reading
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With several major holidays and special events on the horizon, I've spent extra time in my craft room stamping up a storm. Here's a rugged and masculine card I made for Father's Day... Note the realistic screw head. I used the 1/2 Circle Punch on Brushed Silver Cardstock, then scored the top with the Simply Scoring Tool and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake. It totally looks real doesn't it... I positioned the sign a little crooked on purpose... Please pardon the fact that I used a stamp from the Delightful Dozen set that retired last year. It was perfect... Continue reading
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Hello! I used the Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock today as a reminder that it will be retiring from our color lineup in a few short weeks... Sort of looks pink, but has a little peachy tint... Punch a 1/4" hole as shown and thread your ribbon through... Leave the fringe (or ribbon) long, to tuck inside the envelope when mailed... . . . . . . . . . . SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Four You Stamp Set #130535-Wood / #130538-Clear, Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock #131298, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack #137779, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980,... Continue reading
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I only purchased one package of the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack, but I intend to order a couple more. The paper is divine. It includes grasses, bricks, trees, water, rocks, logs, bark, plaids and more. We are approaching the date when the current Annual Catalog retires (June 2nd), and I have a few more things on my need-to-order list. How about you? . . . . . . . . . . To emphasize the space between both trees, one tree is behind the Whisper White Cardstock with a Stampin' Dimensional as a spacer. The second tree also... Continue reading
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I love designing with my punches and used 3 on this card. The Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch is the first to be noticed, and the Word Window Punch is obvious too. The Hexagon Punch shape is a little more subtle and simply looks like printed paper at first glance... To highlight the HEXAGON shape, I also used the Honeycomb Hexagon Embossing Folder... SWEET! SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: And Many More Stamp Set #134273-Wood / #134276-Clear, Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock #131296, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper #137785, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439,... Continue reading