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I am loving this Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set. It can be yours free with a $100 purchase during Sale-a-bration. I used the Artistically Inked stamp set for the sentiment. Most card makers don’t think of heat embossing when they are trying to make quick cards but I made it work!

I cut the pieces per the list above.

I set up my Stamparatus as shown. I stamped the dahlia and the sentiment using VersaMark on the Basic Black Card Stock pieces and used White Embossing Powder to heat emboss them. I used Black Embossing Powder to emboss the dahlia on the Basic White Card Stock. Make sure to line up the paper in the exact same place in the Stamparatus.

Once all of the pieces are embossed, cut the black and white card fronts in half (2 inches). I trimmed the sentiment pieces as shown too.

Match the black and white card front together as shown. Tape them from the back butting the pieces together tightly.

For the final assembly, I adhered the card fronts to the card bodies. I used Dimensionals to adhered the sentiment piece to the card front. I added Pearls to the black part of the card and Matte Black Dots to the white part of the card front.

Done! Two cards finished in 20 minutes!

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I am loving this Delicate Dahlias Stamp Set. It can be yours free with a $100 purchase during Sale-a-bration. I paired it with the Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set to make this beautiful card!

I cut the pieces per the list above.

I stamped the sentiment on the scrap of Balmy Blue Card Stock using VersaMark. I stamped the dahlia 3 times on the Basic White card front using VersaMark. I used Silver Embossing Powder to heat emboss these designs. I cut out the sentiment using the Scalloped Contours Dies.

I used the Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends Markers to color the dahlias. Notice that I used the darker marker in the center of the flowers and used the lighter marker to blend the color outwards. I left white areas to shade the leaves.

I stamped the sentiment on the liner using Balmy Blue Ink.

For the final assembly, I adhered the Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon across the card front. (Any white ribbon can be used) I then cut a 5 inch piece of ribbon and tied it to the ribbon on the card. I used Dimensionals to adhered the sentiment piece to the card front. I added Metallic Pearls to the card front. Lastly, I adhered the card front to the outside of the card and the liner to the inside of the card.

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It’s that time of year again! The calendar says August but it’s time to make Christmas cards! My first card of the season is made with the Great Tidings stamp set. It can be bought in a bundle with the Wise Men Tidings Dies.

I cut the pieces per the list above.

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I cut out a piece of the Night of Navy card measuring 2 X 5-1/2 from the card front as shown. I used this scrap to cut a mat for the sentiment measuring 7/8 X 2-1/8. I used Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder to emboss the 3 wise men. I cut them out using the Wise Men Tidings Dies. I colored the robes of the Wise men using the Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Night of Navy watercolor pencils from the Watercolor Pencil Assortment #2 and a Blender Pen.

For the sentiment I stamped it using Night of Navy Ink on the strip of Basic White card stock. I adhered the layers of mats together.

For the inside of the card, I used a large Post-it note to mask off the bottom 2 inches of the Basic White card stock. I used a Blending Brush to blend Night of Navy, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight Ink as shown. I made the sun using a mask made from a scrap of paper with a 3/4 inch hole punched in it.

I adhered the sentiment assembly to the blended card stock using dimensionals. I adhered the card stock to the inside of the card.

For the final assembly I adhered the piece of In Good Taste Designer series paper to the card front. I adhered the wise men to the card front using dimensionals. (Be careful to only put dimensionals on the middle and bottom of the wise men, not their heads.) Don’t forget to decorate the envelope!

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I have a new favorite stamp set–Artistically Inked! It can also be purchased in a bundle with the Artistic Dies. For this card I used the Watercolor Shapes Stamp Set underneath the sentiment.

I cut the pieces per the list above.

I stamped 3 small leaves and 3 large leaves on a scrap of Basic White card stock using Soft Sea Foam Ink. I then stamped 3 small flowers using Pale Papaya Ink, Mango Melody Ink and Calypso Coral Ink. I die cut all of the pieces out using the Artistic Dies.

For the card front I stamped the large rectangle in Mango Melody Ink in the lower right of the card front. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black Ink over the rectangle. I stamped the watercolor design twice using Pale Papaya Ink.

I arranged the flowers on the card front leaving room for the leaves. I adhered then down to the card using Mini Dimensionals. I adhered the leaves around the flowers.

For the final assembly I adhered the card front to the Soft Sea Foam mat and then adhered the entire assembly to the card base. I added 3 Genial Gems to the card front. Don’t forget to stamp the envelope and the inside of the card!

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I have a new favorite stamp set–Artistically Inked! It can also be purchased in a bundle with the Artistic Dies. For this card I used the new Soft Pastel Assortment to add color to the background.

I cut the pieces per the list above.

I cut out the branch in the Artistic Dies from the Gold Foil. I used the negative of the branch as a stencil. I used a pencil to trace the outline of the branch very lightly on the Basic White Card front.

I used the Mossy Meadow and Granny Apple Green Soft Pastels inside the outline.

I used my finger to blend the colors together. I added color where needed and used the foil branch to gauge how it looked.

For the final assembly, I stamped the sentiment on the card front using Memento Black Ink. I adhered the foil branch to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Then I adhered the card front to the Granny Apple Green mat and then adhered the entire assembly to the Mossy Meadow card base. I added Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card front. Lastly, I adhered the Basic White liner to the inside of the card. Don’t forget to decorate the envelope!

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The Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set is a great set! It can also be purchase in a bundle with the Many Layered Blossoms Dies. I created the gate fold card to show off how beautiful this set is.

I cut the pieces per the list above.

I stamped the large flower in the middle of the card front using Fresh Freesia Ink. I filled in with small flowers stamped with Pale Papaya Ink. For the flower centers I used Polished Pink Ink. I used Just Jade Ink to stamp the leaves. (See the Tips and Tricks section below for how to do a second generation stamp technique.) I adhered the card front to the Pale Papaya mat. Cut the entire assembly in half (at 2 inches).

For the sentiment, I stamped the sentiment using Just Jade Ink and die cut out using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I also cut a mat using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies out of Just Jade Card Stock. I stamped a Pale Papaya flower on a scrap of Basic White Card Stock and “fussy” cut it out.

I used washi tape to adhered the two halves for the card front back together. I adhered the card front to the card base lining up the cut line with the edges of the card base.

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I adhered the sentiment piece to the Just Jade mat using Dimensionals. I adhered the flower to the sentiment. I adhered the sentiment assembly to the card front on the left hand side of the card front using Tear and Tape. I adhered the liner to the inside of the card. I decorated the envelope.

Tips and Tricks: A second generation stamped image is used to lighten the ink color. On this card I wanted some of the leaves to be lighter. To accomplish this I stamped the dark leaf and then stamped the lighter leaf with out re-inking in between.

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Fabulous, 15 minute card!

The Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set is a great set! It can also be purchase in a bundle with the Many Layered Blossoms Dies. This card is so simple but just fabulous!

I cut the pieces per the list above.

I used the large stamp in the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set to stamp the flowers on the corners of the card front using Pacific Point Ink. I also used Pacific Point Ink to stamp the sentiment between the flowers. I used Mango Melody Ink to stamp the centers to the flowers. Lastly, I used Granny Apple Green Ink to stamp the leaves.

For the final assembly, I adhered the card front to the Granny Apple Green mat. I adhered the entire assembly to the card front using Dimensionals. I added 3 Jewels to the card front. I adhered the liner to the inside of the card and decorated the envelope.

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Fabulous, 15 minute card!

The Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set is just fabulous! It can also be purchase in a bundle with the Many Layered Blossoms Dies. The directions below are for making both of the cards above.

I cut the pieces per the list above.

On the 8 X 5-1/4 piece of Basic White Card Stock, I stamped the large flower using Highland Heather Ink. I used Mango Melody Ink to fill in with some small flowers. For the leaves I used Granny Apple Green Ink. For the flower centers, I used Gorgeous Grape and Pumpkin Pie Inks.

And here is where the magic happens—-Cut the piece of paper in half (4 inches). This will give you 2 card fronts!

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For the first card, I stamped the sentiment using Gorgeous grape Ink. I tied a bow around the card front using Highland Heather Grosgrain Ribbon. I then adhered the card front to the Gorgeous Grape card base and adhered the liner to the inside of the card.

For the second card, I turned the card front around so the flowers are on the left hand side (optional) and stamped the sentiment using Gorgeous Grape Ink. I tied a bow around the card front using Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon. I adhered the card front to the Highland Heather card base and adhered the liner to the inside. DONE! Two fabulous cards in 15 minutes!

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The Garden Birdhouses Stamp Set is so versatile. For this card I used the tree branch to stamp the card base.

I cut the pieces per the list above.

I stamped the bird house and the rope on the scrap of Basic White Card Stock using Memento Black Ink. I colored it using Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Markers and “fussy” cut it out. I then stamped the flowers on the bottom of the card front using Soft Succulent Ink and colored them using the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Markers. On the top of the card front I stamped the branches and the sentiment using Evening Evergreen Ink.

On the card base, I stamped the branch using Evening Evergreen Ink close to the edge so it would show underneath the card front.

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For the final assembly, I adhered the card front to the Daffodil Delight mat. I tied Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon around the card front. I used Mini Dimensionals to adhere the birdhouse to the card front. I did not put Mini Dimensionals on the end of the rope. I glued it to the tree branch using Fine Tip Glue. I adhered the card front to the card base. Finally, I adhered the liner to the inside of the card and stamped the envelope.

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The Garden Birdhouses stamp set is a lovely set. I chose to make this card a slimline card to show off most of the stamps in the set.

I cut the pieces per the list above.

I stamped two tree branches and the flowers on the bottom using Old Olive Ink. I stamped the birdhouses on the card using Memento Black Ink. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in Old Olive Ink.

I stamped the same two birdhouses on scraps of Basic White Card Stock using Memento Black Ink.

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I colored the birdhouses using Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo, and Crumb Cake Stampin Blends Markers. I “fussy” cut them out.

For the final assembly, I colored the pole for the birdhouse using Crumb Cake Stampin Blends Markers. I also colored the flowers with Flirty Flamingo and Highland Heather Stampin Blends Markers. I adhered the birdhouses using Dimensionals. I adhered the card front to the Flirty Flamingo card mat. I tied a Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon bow around the card front. I adhered the card front to the Gorgeous Grape card. Lastly, I adhered the liner to the inside of the card.

Tips and Tricks: This card fits in a #10 envelope but it is a little bit big. I have instructions for making an envelope that is the correct size here.