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Verna
Hills of New York
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Helping Stampers across the USA
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This is an easy fun fold to use to feature beautiful designer series paper. Today I'm featuring the retiring Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper. I'm so sorry it's retiring - it is one of my all-time favorite DSPs! I love the variety of flower patterns, the colors and the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at StampinNotes
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Introducing April 2021 Sweet Notes Card Club! I'm featuring Hydrangea Haven stamp set and Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper - Oh my! Spring and early Summer in stamps and paper! If you don’t like to design, cut or prep your materials this is for you! Monthly Sweet Notes Card Club!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2021 at StampinNotes
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This is a very cute Easter basket you can make that doesn't take much time. I also have a neat way to use the metallic mesh ribbon to make the bunny whiskers. The basket recipe is from Julie Davison, and the bunny is my invention. Have fun with this cute... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2021 at StampinNotes
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Today was the day - Stampin' Up! released the retiring list from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. There are some real gems you will want to scoop up! Also, the beautiful 2019-2021 In Colors are retiring - Terracotta Tile, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Pretty Peacock and Seaside Spray. They are available... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2021 at StampinNotes
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You can wow your friends and loved ones with this beautiful double fold easel card! I've made mine for Easter, but you can change it up for a birthday, get well, or other occasion! This easel card is sturdy, and stands well on a shelf or table. And that's what's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2021 at StampinNotes
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Did you know you can use your dies to emboss on card stock? And how super cool that you can use the new Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine to do it! I've used the Brilliant Wings dies to emboss on the front of these cards and then use a sponge... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2021 at StampinNotes
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I love pop-up cards and slimline cards, and decided to combine the two using elements from the beautiful Butterfly Bouquet (ooh - it's sooo beautiful!) The inspiration for this card comes from a slimline card at Chatncraft with Lorraine Tierney. The pop-up mechanism is very easy to make, and you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2021 at StampinNotes
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It's all about Springtime and Easter! This month's Sweet Notes Card Club features the Springtime Joy stamp set. Isn't it darling? The sweet bunny and cute chick! And that adorable lamb! If you don’t like to design, cut or prep your materials this is for you! Monthly Sweet Notes Card... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2021 at StampinNotes
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Hey there friends, there's a new stamp set that will be released March 2, 2021 and it's a beauty - Butterfly Brilliance is the name of it. It comes as a suite (Butterfly Bouquet) with coordinating dies and beautiful paper - yum! I just started creating with it, and did... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2021 at StampinNotes
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When I find a z-fold card that's not only beautiful, but easy to make, it makes me soooo happy! This is a card recipe you can use over and over with different designer series paper and colors. But today, I'm using Stampin' Blends with True Love DSP to make this... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2021 at StampinNotes
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This is an adorable treat box you will want to fill with something sweet and give to someone to say "Happy Birthday" or "Just Because!" Inspiration for this is from Ronda Wade who made some Santa-style ones for Christmas. This one was for Valentine's day, and mine is filled with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2021 at StampinNotes
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I just love the Sweet Strawberry stamp set! It is a little taste of early summer for me in the middle of February, if you know what I mean. The images are beautiful and the sentiments and font are lovely. This stamp set comes with a coordinating Strawberry Builder Punch,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2021 at StampinNotes
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Wouldn't you like a little taste of June right about now? It's so cold and snowy here in Western New York and I sure am looking forward to Spring and Summer! That's one reason I love the Sweet Strawberry stamp set that's featured in the January-June mini catalog. If you're... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2021 at StampinNotes
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Hey Chick! stamp set is back! The adorable set that Stampin' Up! released in 2017 is back with dies!! They will be available for purchase this week on February 2! This barn shaped card features the stamp set and some of the dies. Those chicks just have so much personality!... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2021 at StampinNotes
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This shaker card is so easy to make with cards from Sweet Little Valentine's Cards & More set. The set is in the January -June Mini Catalog on page 16 and it's only $10.00! Here's one of the cards I made: And here's the Sweet Little Valentines Cards and More... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2021 at StampinNotes
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Here's a Valentines Day card that's so cute you will want to make several to give away! It's a fun fold, but no worries, it's very easy to make! I've used the beautiful Lots of Heart stamp set and coordinating Many Hearts Dies. Buy this as a bundle and save... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2021 at StampinNotes
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Do you need a special little box for that special chocolate treat (or Skittles, or Jolly Ranchers, or whatever...)? Yes, I could go on with a long list of sweets, but you get the drift! You can make this cute little box to give away to that special friend. It's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2021 at StampinNotes
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Make this cute card with me using the new Sweet Ice Cream Bundle. It's one of the beautiful new sets in the January-June Mini Catalog, and it will be available to order beginning January 5th - Yay! (If you don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, and would like the new... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2021 at StampinNotes
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I’m excited to offer you Sweet Notes Card Club! Join now and create some beautiful all-occasion cards with the January featured stamp set and dies – the Prized Peony Bundle - (samples of cards below). If you don’t like to design, cut or prep your materials this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2021 at StampinNotes
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There's an adorable new stamp set coming in the new Sale-A-Bration catalog, and its called Darling Donkeys. It's soooo cute! It's also FREE with a $50.00 order from the Annual Catalog or the January-June Mini Catalog. The card I'm featuring today is a "Goodbye 2020!" and I used the Darling... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2020 at StampinNotes
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Origami usually makes me think "Oh, I can't do that." But guess what? I can actually make this fold and I know you can too. It's so rewarding to see the paper turn into a beautiful Christmas tree! Last year I saw Tina Zinck's tutorial (on how to make an... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2020 at StampinNotes
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Stampin' Up! has a sweet die set that makes an adorable treat holder. In fact the name of it is "Little Treat Box Dies" and it's on sale right now! This set has dies in it for Halloween and Christmas. The treat I designed a box for is a Ghiradelli... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2020 at StampinNotes
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Want to create a little variety in that stack of cards you are working on? Consider changing the background with embossing folders. These cards are almost exactly the same. But take a look at the background - this one is embossed with snowflakes in the background: And this card has... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2020 at StampinNotes
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This is fun and easy! Flash back to "Elf" the movie and his bright green elf suit! This will not only hold a gift card, but bring a smile to someone's face! I've used three different die sets to create this cute gift card holder. The body of the card... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2020 at StampinNotes
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I want to show you how to make a stunning Christmas card! I saw this card on a YouTube video by Linda Bedinger at Ink and Ingenuity, and just loved it. It features the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper, which is so lovely: Isn't it pretty? It is a vellum paper... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2020 at StampinNotes