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Nature’s Sweetness by Stampin’ Up

Let’s play with the Nature’s Sweetness Suite Collection! It is featured in the 2024 Spring Mini Catalog by Stampin’ Up. There are two bundles in the collection along with Specialty Designer Paper, trim, and cork embellishments.

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Sadly, the Notes of Nature Bundle, trim, and embellishments will be retiring. But, the Lovely & Sweet Bundle and the Specialty Designer Series Paper will be carried over. Yay!

In the video, I mentioned that I forgot to rough up the edges of the Basic White cardstock. Here is a picture of my original card. You can also see what a difference there is in the colored image. My new Old Olive Stampin’ Blend marker is so much darker!

More Nature’s Sweetness Cards

One of the things I love about the collection is that you can create both earthy and elegant cards. I had so much fun playing and creating both types. If you purchase these products, I hope that you also have the best time playing and creating. :)

As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative.

Sally

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Card Measurements

  • Basic White Cardstock: (2) 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Pecan Pie Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″‘; 2 3/4″ x 3/4″
  • Designer Series Paper: 4″ x 5 1/4″; 2 1/2″ x 5/8″; scrap for inside

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Adoring Hearts by Stampin’ Up

Today’s card features the Adoring Hearts Stamp Set and the Most Adored Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin’ Up. The stamp set is featured in the 2024 Spring Mini Catalog. The DSP is a free Sale-A-Bration offering with a qualifying $50 purchase through February 2024.

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I love making fun fold cards! And this one is no exception. It actually looks very complicated. However, it is very simple to make. The first thing I love about this card is that I can showcase three different DSP patterns. Secondly, there is a lot of space for stamping. Lastly, the cute little cut out detail on the spine.

Inside Of The Adoring Hearts Card

More Fun Fold Cards

As you can see, this is a super versatile card layout. Please take it and make a card with supplies that you already own! And then bless someone in your life by sending it to them.

As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative.

Sally

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Card Measurements

  • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/4″, scored at 1″, 2″, 3″, and 4″; 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″; 3″ x 4″
  • Real Red Cardstock: 2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″; 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″; 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2 1/4″ x 2 1/2″; 2 1/2″ x 3″; 2 1/4″ X 4″
  • DSP: 2 3/4″ X 3 3/4″; 3 1/4″ X 4 1/2″; 4″ X 5 1/4″

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Ice Cream Swirl by Stampin’ Up

Our new mini catalog has now launched and I am so excited! If you look at the cover, you will see a project that was made with the Ice Cream Swirl Bundle. That is what we are going to use today for our cards!

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The cold weather has settled here in Alabama. I am not a fan of winter! Oddly enough, the Ice Cream Swirl Bundle just made me think of warmer days ahead. I know…ice cream is COLD! Ha. Working with the pastel colors of the Lighter Than Air Designer Series Paper along with the very bright ink colors just made me smile on this dreary day.

More Ice Cream Swirl Cards

Getting a card in the mail is always a nice surprise. But, taking the time to decorate the insides and envelopes of your cards just elevates that entire experience!

One thing that I forgot to mention in the video was that I did use a sponge dauber to add some Pecan Pie Ink to the edges of my cones. I felt it added some needed dimension.

This bundle has so many options. Today’s projects don’t even begin to scratch the surface of what you can make! I hope that you take some time to settle in and play with this new bundle. Everyone from the beginner stamper to the avid crafter will enjoy using it to create cards, tags, gifts, and scrapbook pages.

As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

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Card Measurements

  • Bubble Bath Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/4″, scored at 1 1/2″ and 2 1/2″ on each end
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3 ” x 5 1/4″, one sheet for blending/stamping (or color of your choice)
  • DSP: 3″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP: (2) 1 1/4″ x 5 1/4″, scrap for inside sentiment

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Irresistible Blooms by Stampin’ Up

One of Stampin’ Up’s newest product groupings is called Irresistible Blooms. There are stamps, dies, DSP, and embellishments. They are all part of the new Online Exclusive product line. You can find these products by clicking on the “SHOP” tab on my website and scroll through the menu to “ONLINE EXCLUSIVES”. These products will not be featured in any publication and there is no specific time period in which they will be available. So, if you see an online exclusive product if you want, you should probably just go ahead and order it.

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This fun fold card is super easy to make but it looks really difficult! The DSP that I used in today’s project is so soft and muted. First, I love that this card features so much of the DSP! Second, I love that the card sits up nicely for display. So many people that we bless with cards need encouragement and a reminder that they are loved!

More Irresistible Blooms Cards

Various colors in the DSP lead to many different color combinations in your cards. I am very happy that Pretty Peacock is returning!

Even More Fun Fold Cards

I love the endless combinations that are possible with this fun fold! Challenge yourself this week to make two cards and MAIL them to bless someone that might be lonely. As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

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Card Measurements

  • So Saffron Cardstock: (2) 8 1/4″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 2 1/4″, 4″, and 6 1/4″; and 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • DSP: 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″; (2) 1 1/2 x 4″; (2) 2″ x 4″ (If you would prefer a mat layer, cut the mats at these sizes and cut DSP layers 1/8″ less.)

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Simply Fabulous By Stampin’ Up

Simply Fabulous by Stampin’ Up is the stamp set that I chose to use for this month’s team color challenge. This stamp set is in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. It features a nice mixture of floral, leaf, and sentiment stamps. This is the perfect set for beginner stampers!

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My team leader assigned the colors Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, and Fresh Freesia for the February 2023 challenge. This is a combination I would probably not have put together on my own. However, I do like the result.

What is your favorite element of today’s card? I like stamping my own designer series paper! I never get too stressed about it. The paper can always be turned over and re-stamped if I make a mistake or I can simply cut a new piece and try again.

More Simply Fabulous Cards

As I mentioned in the video, I actually won this stamp set at a recent team event in Indianapolis. My team leader, Brandy Cox, made this lovely card! Of course, the cards made at our event were not using the same colors as our challenge. But I love the bright and cheery colors that we used!

This is my card from our event. I was very happy with it considering we were designing on the fly!

I hope that you gained some inspiration from today’s video. That is my goal! As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

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Card Measurements

  • Coastal Cabana Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Basic White Cardstock: (2) 4″ x 5 1/4″; scrap for a tag of your choice
  • Calypso Coral Cardstock: Scrap for a tag of your choice
  • Vellum Cardstock: 3″ x 4 1/4″

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In The Moment By Stampin’ Up

Today, let’s visit the In The Moment stamp set from the Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog. This stamp set features three beautiful outline images plus sentiments.

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I wanted to create a sleek and modern card. This is not my usual style. However, I do enjoy that there are no rules when it comes to creativity! The black, white, and subtle colors blend together to create a cohesive look.

More In The Moment Cards

I often avoided these types of images when I first began making cards. But, now I enjoy them. I have learned that not everything needs to be colored unless I am just in the mood to do that. And this set also lends itself to a messier coloring approach.

These three cards would make a lovely set for gift-giving!

Sale-A-Bration Refresh

Here is a better look at the items that have been added to the SAB gift with purchase selections. So many nice products!

I hope that you enjoyed today’s project. Thank you for your loyal support of my business! As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative.

Sally

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Card Measurements

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (2)
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (2)

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Adorable Owls By Stampin’ Up

The Adorable Owls stamp set is one of the many Sale-A-Bration offerings this year. This stamp set can be chosen as your free gift with your qualifying purchase during the months of January and February 2023. Of course, this offer is while supplies last.

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Did you like this fun fold card? First, I love it because it is so incredibly simple to make! Second, it has a little unexpected opening action. Finally, it uses minimal supplies.

More Cards Using Adorable Owls

With the exception of the card with the flying owl, all the cards feature the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper. That DSP is another Sale-A-Bration offering. And it is probably my favorite one! The flying owl card was made using the new Hand-Drawn Dots background stamp. It can be found in the January-April Mini Catalog.

None of these cards were difficult to make. But those cute little owls just make me happy. Hopefully, they will make those who receive them happy too! :) As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

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Card Measurements

  • Calypso Coral Cardstock: (2) 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, Largest Scalloped Circle Die Cut
  • Basic White Thick: 11″ x 3″, scored at 2″ and 6 1/2″; 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ Die Cut using Tailor Made Tags
  • Mango Melody Cardstock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″; Scrap for inside
  • Vellum Cardstock: Die Cut Largest Layering Circle Die
  • DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″, Scrap for inside

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Santa Express Memories & More Cards

The Santa Express Memories & More Cards are a great way to make several cards quickly! There are 54 cards assorted in the pack. You can easily get a lot of variety. The coordinating Cards & Envelopes have recently sold out.

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I began by sitting and sorting out the multiples of the card pack. Next, I grouped them together in various combinations that I liked. I added them to card bases and added some embellishments. This is where things get really fun! Use your own favorite stamps, inks, and dies to make cards that are uniquely your own.

A Gallery of Santa Express Memories & More Cards

As you can see, I ended up with several cards that each had their own look and personality. This project allowed me to quickly add more to the cards that I have ready to send out for Christmas and I even have supplies left over! In conclusion, I hope that you have been inspired to give one of our Memories & More Card Packs a try.

As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

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Whimsy & Wonder by Stampin’ Up

The Whimsy & Wonder Suite of Products takes traditional Christmas elements and gives them a fresh twist! The colors are unconventional for the holidays. However, I think that unlocked my creativity!

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While we aren’t crafting a card together today, I hope that you find a card that you would enjoy recreating. The cards are uncomplicated so you should be able to duplicate one easily.

A Gallery of Whimsy & Wonder Cards

Once I got going making cards, I could hardly stop. Seriously. I stamped and die cut several of the images using the suggested colors of the suite. Then, I just jumped in! Here are all of the cards i made super quickly!

The Seasonal Sale Is Starting Soon

The Seasonal Sale begins Friday. Ink pads, Cardstock, and Dies from the Annual Catalog will be on sale! Don’t forget to stop by https://www.thepolkadotlife.com/shop/ to check it out! It will be a great time to restock all of your basic supplies. Please send me an email: sally@thepolkadotlife.com if you need any assistance.

Thank you for stopping by my channel today. I always appreciate your time. Please consider subscribing to my channel if you haven’t already done so. As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

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