Baby Bear and Buffalo Check!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a cute baby card made using the Baby Bear stamp set and Buffalo Check background stamp! While this card is more of a boy theme, I have added a bonus card down at the bottom made with Sweet Little Something (now retired) that is more of a girl theme. Do you struggle with the 2 and 3 Step stamps? I always did until I changed the way I stamped and will share this technique with you as well, even if you use the Stamparatus! Let’s get started!
For the card base, cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and score at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Soft Sea Foam cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped in Night of Navy ink with the Buffalo Check background stamp, and I used a ruler and my Gray Granite Stampin’ Write Marker to create a “plaid” look:

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To stamp the bear, I first use the detailed stamp in Gray Granite ink, then I used the “not as detailed” stamp in Sahara Sand ink, and finally used the solid bear stamp, also in Sahara Sand ink. I find that starting with the most detailed stamp makes it easier for me to line up the images. The bear is then cut out:

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For the front of the card, you will use this design from the Twinkle Twinkle DSP, cutting out with the largest scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits. The White Sheer Ribbon is colored with the Dark Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends Marker, the sentiment is stamped on a ½” piece of Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy ink and is layered on a ¾” piece of Twinkle Twinkle DSP, with both ends cut with the Banner Triple Punch:

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After the ribbon is dry, I tied it into a small bow and adhered it to the bear with a glue dot. Then I adhered the scalloped oval to the base layer, the bear and sentiment are adhered with dimensionals:

This piece is then adhered to the card base:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, the is stamped in Night of Navy ink, and then I added some adhesive backed sequins:

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Here is the girl themed card I made with Sweet Little Something, changed the colors used to Gray Granite and Petal Pink:

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Now you will have a couple of baby cards on hand! These were both quick and easy cards that when the occasion arises, you will be ready!
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Thanksgiving Theme Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Thanksgiving Theme Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller, I’m an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia, and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop or you have hopped on over from another site, thank you for letting me share my creation today! So, let’s get started!

For today’s card, I wanted to create something that the recipient would love to display with their fall décor and I thought a step card with the Country Lane Suite and Winter Woods Bundle would be perfect. If you’ve never created a step card, it is actually very easy and can be used for any occasion.

First, start with a base of 4 ¼” x 11” Early Espresso cardstock and score at 1 ¼”, 2 ½”, 4 ¼”, 6”, and 8 ¼”:

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You will start folding at the score lines at the 1 ¼” mark, folding up (mountain), next score line will be down (valley), and continuing to the last fold. This is what the end result will look like:

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For the front fold, I cut the striped design from the Country Lane DSP to 1” x 4”. For the second fold, I cut the braided design from the Country Land DSP to 3” x 4” and used the framelit from the In the Woods Framelits Dies to create the “hills” by cutting the paper twice to layer them:

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The additional elements are a piece of Chicken Wire Elements, cut at 1” x 4” (cutting with scissors is easiest), use the two tree framelits from In the Woods to cut out in Early Espresso cardstock, stamp the sentiment on a ½” Whisper White cardstock in Early Espresso ink, punch one end with the Banner Triple Punch, tie a piece of the Braided Linen Trim in a bow and adhere with a glue dot, and the flower pot is stamped in Memento ink (use your Stamparatus!) on Whisper White cardstock, cut out, colored with Basic Gray, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, and Early Espresso Watercolor Pencils, blend with an Aqua Painter, and then add Wink of Stella to the cotton buds:

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The card base is Early Espresso cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 5 1/8” and a piece of 4” x 4 7/8” Whisper White cardstock is layered on top. I created the scene by stamping the tree stamp from the Winter Woods stamp set in Early Espresso ink, stamped the small ground cover stamp along the bottom of the trees in Early Espresso ink, and then used Sponge Daubers with Balmy Blue, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Old Olive inks for the sun, sky, and ground:

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To start putting the card together, I started with the front fold, adhered the DSP to the base, used multipurpose glue to adhere the flower pot and one end of the Chicken Wire Element to the DSP, and then mini dimensionals for the sentiment to help adhere the other end of the Chicken Wire Element:

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For the middle fold, I adhered the DSP together to create the hill and then adhered the die cut trees:

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For the back fold, I adhered the Whisper White cardstock to the Early Espresso cardstock base, and then used adhesive on the back fold and placed the card base just above the bottom crease:

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Here is what it looks like folded together, I used a clear block to weight it down:

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For the back, I cut a piece of 2 ½” x 4” Whisper White cardstock for the sentiment, which is stamped in Crushed Curry ink and sponged Cajun Craze and Old Olive inks with a Sponge Dauber:

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Here are the dimensions again, especially if you just want to layer the folds:

Step card: cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and score at 1 ¼”, 2 ½”, 4 ¼”, 6”, and 8 ¼”

Front fold layers: 1” x 4” and ¾” x 3 ¾”

Second fold layers: 1 ½” x 4” and 1 ¼” x 3 ¾”

Card base: 4 ¼” x 5 1/8” and 4” x 4 7/8”

Sentiment for the back: 2 ½” x 4”

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

This month’s contest:

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The winner from the Halloween Theme Blog Hop is:

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Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your name and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop tour:

1. Tami White

2. Luly Gonzalez

3. Tina Wardell

4. Julie DeGuia

5. Christina Miller

6. Pam Nichols

7. Brenda Diaz

8. Rachael Rife

9. Danette Herera

10. Lori Mueller

11. Kim McPeek

12. Teresa Howe

13. Linda Cullen

14. Rachel Nichols

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One last Halloween card for the road!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is one last Halloween card to share with you! As I was gathering my Halloween cards together for mailing, I discovered I needed a few more and came up with this cute card that is easy for making multiples of and using up Designer Series Paper. Did you notice the little googly eyes? I bought these years ago at a craft store and completely forgot about them, so I dug them out and thought these would be a cute little add-on to the card. Who doesn’t love googly eyes on a card?? Lol

To create this card, start with the card base in Basic Black cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The next two layers are Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and this design from the Toil & Trouble DSP, cut at 3 ¾”x 5”:

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The final two layers are Highland Heather cardstock, cut at 3 ¼” x 3 ¼”, and this design from the Toil & Trouble DSP, cut at 3” x 3”:

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For the front of the card sentiment, you will need some Whisper White cardstock, Black Foil Sheet, Gray Granite Textured Weave Ribbon, and googly eyes:

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The sentiment is from the Warm Hearted stamp set, stamped in Highland Heather and Black inks (Tip-this is a two-step stamp and I find it easier to first stamp the shadow stamp (in black) and then the other (in highland heather). Then I stamped the background stamp in Lemon Lime Twist ink twice so it looked like it was going around the sentiment. This is cut out with the 5thlargest circle from the Layering Circles Framelits, then use the 4thlargest scalloped circle from the Layering Circles to cut out the Black Foil Sheet. The googly eyes are adhered to the o’s of the boo and then layered to the scalloped circle:

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I cut a small piece of ribbon, flagged the ends, folded in half, and then adhered to the back of the layered circles:

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The first two layers of cardstock and DSP are adhered to the card base, then the next two layers are adhered together, and then adhered along the righthand side of the DSP. Finally, the front sentiment is adhered using dimensionals:

For the inside sentiment, cut a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, use the sentiment from Spooky Sweets stamp set in Highland Heather ink, the skulls from Warm Hearted are stamped in Black and Lemon Lime Twist ink, and the background stamp is stamped in Highland Heather ink. While cutting the DSP, I had a ½” strip left, so I trimmed it down to 4” and adhered to the bottom:

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Wasn’t that quick and easy?? I was able to make for of these cards to add to my card collection! Another tip that I thought of after the fact, instead of using a scrap of Whisper White cardstock for the front sentiment, you could easily use the Whisper White base layer since the DSP and other cardstock will cover this!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

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Soft and Subtle with Abstract Impressions

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a soft and subtle birthday card using the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies! The Fall weather is finally sticking around here in Coastal Virginia, but I thought I’d change things up and create a fun and easy birthday card using soft and subtle colors. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to make, so I sat down with my pack of Brights 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper, decided on Coastal Cabana, and then set out to figure out what colors would coordinate with Coastal Cabana, choosing Petal Pink and So Saffron. Now that I had my color combo, I thought that the butterfly and flower thinlits from the Springtime Impressions Thinlit Dies would work perfectly to create this birthday card!

The card base is So Saffron cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Petal Pink cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed using the Tufted Dynamic TIEF:

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The next layer is this Coastal Cabana design from the Brights 6” x 6” DSP, cut to 3” x 3”:

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For the front elements, I used a piece of Champagne Foil Sheet to cut the butterfly, used the flower thinlit to cut a flower from Petal Pink, So Saffron, and Coastal Cabana cardstock, and stamped the sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday in So Saffron ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and punched out with the Classic Label Punch:

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To assemble the front, adhere the 3” x 3” DSP to the embossed cardstock and adhere the foil butterfly with mini dimensionals:

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Adhere the flowers with the Fine Tip Glue Pen, add a Clear Rhinestone Jewel to the middle (I used the 4mm), and then adhere the sentiment with mini dimensionals:

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This piece is then adhered to the card base with dimensionals:

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For the inside, I chose the sentiment from the Special Celebrations stamp set in So Saffron ink on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock. The flowers in the corner are from the Abstract Impressions stamp set, that I sponged So Saffron on the first step of the flower and then sponged Petal Pink and Coastal Cabana ink on the second step of the flower with Sponge Daubers. I chose to sponge the color onto the stamp instead of stamping directly onto the stamp pad because I felt sponging gave it a much softer look:

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Here are the multiples I made, one of them I cut out the butterfly in Black Foil just to see what that would look like versus the foil. Which one do you like??

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Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

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Clean and simple card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a Clean and Simple card that is so easy to make multiples of! This is a great design to use when you need to make some cards but are limited on time. Now that the Fall weather is finally here on the East Coast, or at least here in Virginia, I thought this card would be perfect to make!

The card base is Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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For the card front, you will cut this design from the Wood Textures DSP into 3” x 3” (basically cutting in half, the DSP is 6” x 6”), cut a piece of Copper Foil Sheet 3 ¼” x 3 ¼”, use the detailed leaf die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies to cut out from the middle of the Copper Foil Sheet:

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Adhere the DSP to the Foil Sheet and then adhere the leaf in the middle:

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This is then adhered to the base layer with dimensionals and I used Copper Trim to tie around into a bow:

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To complete the front, adhere the base layer to the card base with dimensionals:

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For the inside of the card, use the coordinating leaf stamp from Seasonal Layers and heat emboss with Copper Embossing Powder:

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This is a very quick and easy card, I made four using two sheets of Thick Whisper White and Whisper White cardstock and one sheet of DSP and Copper Foil! This is another great way to use up that 6” x 6” DSP!

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Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

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Creating a fall wreath with Winter Woods

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which was inspired from the card examples in the 2018 Holiday Catalog for the Winter Woods Bundle! I really wanted to CASE the trees and create my own version of a fall wreath, which is pretty easy to do. In case you haven’t noticed, some of the dies sets now come with multiple dies of some of the smaller pieces, which makes it so much easier if you have several pieces to cut, just like this wreath!

To create this card, start with Garden Green cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½” for the card base:

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The base layer is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Galvanized Metallic Paper, embossed with the Corrugated Dynamic TIEF:

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To create the wreath, start with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and use the largest and third largest circles from the Layer Circles Framelits. I used sticky notes to keep them in place when die cutting:

Next, I used the pine needle leaf from the Winter Woods stamp set and stamped around in Garden Green, Cajun Crazy, and Mango Melody inks:

For the front accents, you will need a piece of Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon tied into a bow, stamp the pinecone stamp on Crumb Cake cardstock in Early Espresso ink, and stamp the pine needle stamp on Garden Green cardstock with Garden Green ink, Cajun Craze cardstock with Cajun Craze ink, and Mango Melody cardstock with Mango Melody ink. These are cut out using the coordinating die from In the Woods Framelits Dies:

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To create the tree trunks, I cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock at 3 ½” x 3 ½”, use my Stamparatus to stamp them in Early Espresso ink, and then used a Blender Pen with Whisper White Craft ink to color them in. Tip-I have a designated pen that one end is used only for the craft ink as it will not completely come off. You could also use the White Watercolor Pencil instead of the craft ink:

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The wreath base is adhered to this piece, the die cut leaves are arranged around, then adhere the pinecones with Mini Dimensionals and use a Glue Dot for the Crumb Cake bow. After this was put together, I decided to add three Rhinestone Gems that I colored with Dark Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blend:

Adhered the embossed base layer to the card base and then adhere the front layer with dimensionals:

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For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, and stamp the leaves and pinecones along the bottom left corner:

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Have you ever been inspired by an example found in the catalog? I just loved the white on the tree trunks and was inspired to CASE it! This card may seem a little overwhelming with details, but having multiple dies made this card very easy!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Basket of leaves

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which was created by starting with the idea of creating a “basket” with cardstock and the Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF. Then when you add embossed leaves, sponging, and some copper you get a fun fall themed card! If you like to emboss with your dies, but haven’t yet purchased the Big Shot Embossing Mats, I highly recommend you add them to your next purchase! One of the fun elements these embossing mats add is a raised texture to your embossed image. It’s kind of like turning your embossing dies into an embossing folder!

To create this card, the card base is Cajun Craze cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF. Before I embossed the cardstock, I first took my Early Espresso stamp pad and inked up the embossing folder, which gives your embossed image some depth with the color:

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To create the basket, I used a 2 ½” x 2 ½” piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, used the corner rounder punch from the Detailed Trio punch on two of the corners, embossed with the Basket Weave folder and then sponged on some Crumb Cake ink. For the handles, I used a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and the largest and third largest ovals from the Layering Ovals Framelits, used sticky notes to keep them in place, embossed the cutout piece with the Basket Weave folder, sponged some Crumb Cake ink, and then adhered to the basket bottom with glue dots. For the accents, I adhered two of the larger copper sequins from the Metallic Sequin Assortment with the Fine Tip Glue Pen, and tied a piece of Copper Trim around the middle into a bow:

To create the leaves, I used the Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies with Crumb Cake, Mango Melody, and Cajun Craze cardstock. These are first cut out, embossed, and then sponged with ink. The smaller leaves are heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder on Vellum Cardstock and then cut out with the coordinating die:

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I arranged and adhered the three large and two of the copper leaves “inside” the basket with glue dots, adhered the small leaf with a glue dot to make it look like it was falling out of the basket:

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The base layer is adhered to the card base and then the basket is adhered with dimensionals. The last two leaves are adhered together with a glue dot and then adhered to the base layer with a dimensional:

The inside of the card is a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock and I stamped the leaves down the side and bottom in Mango Melody, Cajun Craze, and Crumb Cake inks:

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Another fun fall themed card! Have you ever had an idea that you wanted to create with and just ran with it? Sure, I have some retired products that I could use to create a basket, but I wanted to show that you can be creative with the supplies you have with little fuss!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!
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