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Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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I hope you enjoy this Easter Curvy Gatefold Card as much as I did making it for you. I even made you a template (below)... The trims are pretty, but the highlight is the curvy fold... This small Happy Easter greeting was a perfect choice for this card. DELIGHTFUL DOZEN STAMP SET SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Delightful Dozen Stamp Set #128547-Wood / #122652-Clear, Regals Core'dinations Cardstock (Perfect Plum) #129955, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Daffodil Delight Cardstock #119683, Pear Pizzazz Cardstock #131201, Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (Perfect Plum) #130139, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Blossom Party... Continue reading
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I saw a pair of these bunnies on the World Wide Web, but don't know the name of the original designer. They were so cute and I decided to make a Stampin' Up! version... And these are real cotton tails... ITEMS YOU NEED TO MAKE THE BUNNIES... Gather your ordinary T-Paper Rolls... You'll also need some pretty printed papers, matching cardstock, and a few Stampin' Up! punches... 1. 1-3/4" Circle Punch (Base), 2. Large Oval Punch (Ears and Feet), 3. 1/2" Circle Punch (Eyes and Nose), 4. Itty Bitty Shapes Circle Punch (Black Pupil of Eye), 5. Chevron Border Punch... Continue reading
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World Card Making Day was held on October 5, 2013, and enjoyed by demonstrators and stampers from the Vancouver and surrounding area. I kept busy that day, visiting with new friends and assisting customers. At the last minute, I purchased several card kits and planned to assemble them when I got home. Six months later, (yes six months), I made three of the cards. I believe the designer of these cards was Diana Morris. Some of the stamps and papers are retired, but I knew you would enjoy seeing these great masculine cards... . . . . . . Continue reading
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Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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I wanted to use the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (from Sale-A-Bration) just one last time, so I made this pretty Z-FOLD CARD... Measurements... The extra photos and layout measurements will make it easy for you to pick cardstock and coordinating printed papers to make your own Tall Z-Fold Card. . . . . . . . . . . SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Peaceful Petals Stamp Set #133104-Wood / #133107-Clear, Subtles Core'dinations Cardstock (Calypso Coral) #129954, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock #131298, Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration), Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Calypso Coral Stampin' Pad #126983,... Continue reading
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"The world is a better place because of beautiful people like you." Don't shy away from the intricate cutting this altered image requires. Paper Snips and patience are the key. To achieve a watercolor effect, I touched the Blender Pen to the tip of the Stampin' Write Marker(s), and applied to the flower, darkest area first, pulling color out to lighter areas. To duplicate the shape of the greeting tag, I punched the bottom of the card with the matching Decorative Label Punch... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: People Like You Stamp #133215-Wood, Subtles Core'dinations Cardstock (Daffodil Delight) #129954, Wisteria Wonder Cardstock... Continue reading
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I love offering simple (but eye-catching) cards at workshops. This one is nice because the stampers are able to see how the Simply Scored Scoring Tool works... The pretty card opens to a pretty greeting... Both butterfly pieces were cut with the Beautiful Butterflies Die, but I trimmed a little bit off the top of the black wings... just a little bit... And here's how to fold the cardstock... SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set #131961-Wood / #126422-Clear, Pool Party Cardstock #122924, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration), Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Big... Continue reading
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I'm very patriotic and love anything that is red, white, and blue! This card and today's post was inspired by a group of patriotic stampers who live 2,943 miles away from me... Oh! And flags! I love flags especially when they are red, white, and blue! Now back to the story of the stampers... Last summer, these same stampers held a party in Florida, and made cards for OPERATION WRITE HOME. Nine months later they were ready to do it again! In March, I sent supplies for 100 cards. Here's a picture of Emily with a bunch of cards she... Continue reading
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MINI CARD KITS are OH SO FUN to make, to give, and to receive! Four mini cards just 3" x 3" in size... Four small envelopes and a cute mini box completes the set... Slip a ribbon inside before you add the cards... Then fold it over as an extra surprise for the recipient. Everyone loves a pretty piece of ribbon... Four mini cards and four mini envelopes inside a mini box! o o o o o I love anything with Polka Dots! o o o o o SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Express Yourself (Hostess) Stamp Set #130336-Wood / #130339-Clear, Whisper... Continue reading
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Have fun with this SPIRAL SPINS STAMP SET by using circle dies, a variety of punches, and your great imagination! o o o o o o o o o o Spiral Spins Stamp Set Real Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Spiral Spins Stamp Set #133303-Wood / #133306-Clear, Brights Core'dinations Cardstock (Real Red) #129953, Pink Pirouette Cardstock #111351, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, 1-3/4" Circle Punch #119850, 1-1/4" Circle Punch #119861, 3/4" Circle Punch #119873, 1/2" Circle Punch #119869, 3/16" Corner Punch #119871, Real Red 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126875, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430. CLICK HERE TO SHOP Linda Aarhus,... Continue reading
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Check out the newest WEEKLY DEALS... CLICK HERE Then click on WEEKLY DEALS at the top left column of my store. Continue reading
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Making a card doesn't get more simple than this... No ribbon, no frills, not much of anything... BUT VERY CUTE, never-the-less! Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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Here's a little vintage from me for you... . . . . . . . . . . Make it VINTAGE with Stampin' Up! stamps and tools... . . . . . . . . . . SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Apothecary Art Stamp Set #128415-Wood / #125527-Clear, Regals Core'dinations Cardstock (Island Indigo) #129955, Cherry Cobbler Cardstock #119685, Island Indigo Cardstock #122923, Crumb Cake Cardstock #120953, Crumb Cake Stampin' Pad #126975, Early Espresso Stampin' Pad #126974, Many Marvelous Markers #131264, Blender Pens #102845, Stamping Sponge #101610, Stampin' Distress Tool #127562, Sanding Block #129367, Modern Label Punch #119849, Crochet Trim #118481, Naturals... Continue reading
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Yesterday was the first day of spring! It's time to hold a springtime tea... ...or time to make a teapot card... (or both) SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: 2013-15 In-Color Core'dinations Cardstock (Pistachio Pudding) #129958, Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper #133521, Pistachio Pudding Stampin' Pad #131177, Crumb Cake Stampin' Pad #126975, Stamping Sponge #101610, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Blossom Party Originals Die #115971, Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334, 3/16" Corner Punch #119871, Whisper White Medium Envelope #119871. Download Teapot Card . . . . . . . . . . Linda Aarhus, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Vancouver, WA Continue reading
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I invite you to drop over for a cup of coffee. I have a Keurig and a nice selection of K-cups. If you prefer tea, I have many flavors of those too. Coffee (or tea) and friends are the perfect blend... I have coffee candy too... . . . . . . . . . . Coffee + Candy + Workshop Tools = A Perfect Blend! SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Perfect Blend Stamp Set #130745-Wood, #131392-Clear, Chocolate Chip Cardstock #102128, Cajun Craze Cardstock #119684, So Saffron Cardstock #105118, Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650, 2013-15 In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack #130136, Soft Suede... Continue reading
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And a four-leaf clover card... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set #128748-Wood / #127802-Clear, Wild Wasabi Cardstock #108641, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, 2013-15 In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack (Pistachio Pudding) #130136, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Small Heart Punch #117193, Modern Label Punch #119849, Linen Thread #104199, Subtles Candy Dots #130933, Rhinestone Basic Jewel #119246, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430. Today is a special (lucky) day in our family too... And... Continue reading
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To thoughtful you... from thankful me... . . . . . . . . . . When I finished using the Blossom Party Original Die, I had a few pieces of the blossom petals remaining, and will use them to slip inside the envelope as an extra surprise for the recipient... I've used the Lots of Thanks Stamp Set for several cards recently. It is such a versatile set and I love it. Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack Blossom Party Originals Die Antique Brads SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Lots of Thanks Stamp Set #129687-Wood / #129690-Clear, Neutrals Core'dinations Cardstock (Crumb... Continue reading
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Feathers have been floating here and there on the World Wide Web, so I decided to join the feather flutter... . . . . . . . . . . CLICK HERE . . . . . . . . . . Lots of Thanks Stamp Set Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper Candy Dots SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Lots of Thanks Stamp Set #129687-Wood / #129690-Clear, Basic Black Cardstock #121045, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Brights Core'dinations Cardstock (Daffodil Delight) #129953, Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper #132995, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, 1-1/4" Circle Punch #119861, 1-3/8" Circle Punch #119860, Neutral Candy Dots (Basic... Continue reading
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The task of setting my clocks forward to Daylight Savings Time was a reminder that SPRING IS COMING! This card fits the occasion... . . . . . . . . . . Springtime Hello Stamp Set Bird Builder Punch Paper-Piercing Tools Tracing, punching, cutting, trimming, and sanding the edges of the bird cut-out was a bit tedious, but well worth the outcome - do you agree? . . . . . . . . . . SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES: Springtime Hello Stamp Set #133412-Wood / #133415-Clear, Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Marina Mist Cardstock #119682, Pistachio Pudding Cardstock #131294, 2013-15... Continue reading
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Today, March 7th, is my 50th wedding anniversary! I made this glitzy card for the occasion and decided to use a mirror in my light box under the card for a little extra glamour. Pretty cool effect huh! . . . . . . . . . . Here we are... Rather than having a reception with linens and china and getting all dolled up, I told my husband I wanted to take the kids on a cruise to Alaska for our celebration. (I'm the reception coordinator at our church and I wanted to do something d i f f... Continue reading
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