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Curvy Celebrations Learning From My Mistakes

Curvy Celebrations Stampin' Up!Hello Friends,

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  After a little trial and error, I was able to knock out a stack of the Curvy Celebration cards in no time.  The Curvy Celebrations Bundle is an early release bundle that will be available in the upcoming January -June 2021 Catalog.  The little birdhouse was actually made using a house die from the Home Together dies from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog.


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Learning From My Mistakes Curvy Dies 

First Mistake-For the first card that I made, I used the curvy die to cut the card base.  Then I tried to cut the designer paper with the same die hoping that it would match my first curve.  Silly me!  That did not work out so well, but I did learn something.

For this particular card design, it is much better to cut the curve on the designer paper first.

After cutting the curves on the designer paper adhere to the card base as shown.  That's when I made my second mistake.  Let's just say that I wouldn't recommend using glue to adhere the designer paper to the card base. Cutting machines work with pressure and pressure causes the glue to ooze out.  I felt like I was in kindergarten all over again. Use tape!

To make the second cut simply line up the die along the curve of the first cut on the designer paper.  That was so much easier!


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Quite Curvy Slimline Card Supplies
Bundles-(Bundle and Save 10%) Quite Curvy Bundle (156228), Home Together Dies
Stamps- Many Mates (152633)
Dies, Punches, Embossing Folders- Home Together Dies (153515)
Designer Paper and Card Stock-Forever Greenery Designer Paper (152492), Whisper White Card Stock (100730), Pretty Peacock (150880), Pear Pizzazz (131201)
Ink Pads-Pretty Peacock (10083)
Tools and Accessories-Paper Trimmer (152393), Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (149653), Dimensionals 104430, Braided Linen Trim (147808)
 

Have a fabulous day,

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Make In Minutes Prized Peony Card

Prized Peony Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

Believe it or not, you CAN MAKE THIS CARD IN MINUTES.  It may look crazy beautiful, but it is really a simple card to make with the Prized Peony stamps by Stampin' Up!.


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Heat Embossing The Beginner's Wow Technique

Heat Embossing is one of those beginner stamping techniques that deliver a whole lot of Wow, but it is surprisingly easy to do.

Today, we are embossing on vellum, but you can Heat Emboss on any paper.  Start by rubbing your paper with a dryer sheet or embossing buddy to prepare the surface.

Next, stamp your sentiment or image using VersaMark ink.  VersaMark is a sticky ink perfect for the Heat Embossing Technique.

Sprinkle Embossing Powder over your stamped image and tap off the excess.  I used gold Embossing Powder.

Heat with Heat Tool to melt all the Embossing Powder.  Wow!


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Finishing This Card In 3 Simple Steps

Do you remember the first time that you touched your inked stamp to paper and how awestruck you were at the beautiful image that you created?  Do it again when you stamp this gorgeous peony with Rococo Rose Ink.  Then wrap your embossed vellum piece around your peony.

Stamp a few smaller peonies across the bottom of your 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Rococo Rose Card Base.

The pretty gold in the background is simply a piece taken from the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.


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Make in Minutes Prized Peony Card Supplies
 
Stamps- Prized Peony (152504)
Designer Paper and Card Stock-Forever Gold Laser-Cut Designer Paper (152493), Whisper White Card Stock (100730), Rococo Rose Card Stock (150882), Vellum Card Stock (101856)
Ink Pads-Rococo Rose (150080), VersaMark Ink (102283)
Tools and Accessories-Paper Trimmer (152393), Heat Tool (129053), Gold Emboss Powder (109129), Dimensionals (104430)
 

Have a fabulous day,

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Curvy Celebrations Slimline Cards

 

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2 Hot Topics in the Stamping World


Slimline Cards

Hello Friends,

Two trending topics in the stamping and cardmaking world are Slimline Cards and the new Curvy Celebrations products from Stampin' Up!.  So today I will share both how to make Slimline Cards and a Sneak Peek of the Curvy Celebrations products that will be available starting November 3.   See Curvy Celebrations Flyer Here.

Let's see what all the chatter is about!


Slimline Cards

What's the BIG Deal About Slimline Cards?

Slimline Card fit nicely in standard #9 or #10 envelopes that are readily available in almost any store.

You can fit more design elements on a Slimline card.

Do you find yourself bored with the standard size card?  Try a Slimline Card.  This tall narrow card is a refreshing change of pace.  Of course, there's also the option of making Slimline Cards on a smaller scale, but we will talk about that another day.


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Slimline Card Measurements

Cut Card Base 8-1/2" x 7-1/2".  Note 8-1/2" is the height of the card.  Score at 3-3/4".

After cutting your card base from an 8-1/2" x 11" piece of card stock, you will have a piece leftover that works nicely for a front panel.  I trimmed mine to 8" x 3-1/4".  Then I dry embossed the front panel with my Subtle Embossing Folder for just a hint of texture.


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Notice the two different options that I used for my leaves border.  The leaves can be stamped and then colored or they can be stamped directly on colored card stock.  Both options are pretty.  I used Just Jade card stock and Just Jade Stampin' Blends for today's cards.

Quite Curvy Slimline Card Supplies
Bundles-(Bundle and Save 10%) Quite Curvy Bundle (156228)
Stamps- Many Mates (152633)
Dies, Punches, Embossing Folders- Subtle 3D Embossing Folder (151775)
Designer Paper and Card Stock-Seaside Spray Card Stock (150883), Whisper White Card Stock (100730), Just Jade (153079)
Ink Pads-Tuxedo Black Momento (132708), Just Jade (153115), Magenta Madness (153117)
Coloring Tools (Stampin' Blends)-Cinnamon Cider (153105), Cajun Craze (154879), Just Jade (153107)
Tools and Accessories-Paper Trimmer (152393), Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)
 

Have a fabulous day,

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