Falling in Love with Stampin’ Blends Markers

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This weekend I got a chance to practice and play with the Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers (available to customers Nov. 1, 2017).  For today’s fall card, I used Rich Razzleberry and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends (each color has two shades) to add rich layers of color to the Crumb Cake leaves.  

I’ll share an easy coloring technique for using the Stampin’ Blends with a 1 Minute to WOW! Video Tutorial tomorrow!

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STAMPIN’ PRETTY TIPS:

  • The sentiments and images from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set are lovely and offer year round versatility.  The leaves were cropped with the coordinating Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.  Save 10% when you purchase the stamp set and dies as a bundle!

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  • Stampin’ Blends Must-Have!  Tuxedo Black Memento Ink is designed to work with the Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers.  To keep the image crisp, give the stamped images a minute or two to dry before adding the saturated color of the markers.

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  • A stamp from Touches of Texture Stamp Set adds soft, distressed texture and balance.

  • A 1 3/8″ x 5″ wood pattern from Stampin’ Up! Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (6 x 6).   The versatile wood patterns are part of the Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Sale on select designer series paper collection.  Details and choices here.

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17 Pals Paper Crafting Picks of the Week

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These 17 paper crafting projects are loaded with creative ideas and Stampin’ Up! products. They were designed by the talented members of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals Virtual Community and give you a range of styles and inspiration!  Links to blogs or Pinterest have been provided (when available) for more details.

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Simple Saturday Thank You Cards

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I created a pair of simple thank you cards today that show the WOW! of Stampin’ Up! designer series paper. 

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Both the Whole Lot of Lovely and Coffee Break Designer Series Paper patterns used are part of the BUY 3 GET 1 FREE SALE.  Details and selections here

It’s a perfect time to stock up on select designer series paper collections!  Sale ends Oct. 31.

STAMPIN’ PRETTY TIPS:

  • My first thank you card and envelope flap use a stunning floral pattern from Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (on the list of My Favorite Things from the annual catalog) and part of the sale!  The result is decidedly feminine.

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  • The second thank you card and envelope get a modern, unisex style from Coffee Break Designer Series Paper (also on the list of My Favorite Things from the annual catalog and part of the sale).

    Create a simple thank you card using Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams & Coffee Break - StampinUp Idea

  • Both cards use sentiments from Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Stamp Set.  I love how the interior comes to life with a coordinating sentiment.

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  • Each sentiment gets a pop of color from Subtles (Calypso Coral) and Regals (Garden Green) Enamel Shapes.

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  • An additional piece of designer series paper is added to the Whisper White Medium Envelope Flaps and snipped with Paper Snips to fit.
  • Measurements are the same for both cards.  From bottom to top. Card base is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Whisper White 4″ x 5 1/4″.  Layer below the pattern is 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″. Patterned paper measures 3″ x 4 1/4″.  Sentiment is approx. 1″ x 3 1/2″.

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