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Latte Love Swap Cards

It is time for Stampin’ Up’s OnStage in Houston, Texas! And I wanted to show you my Latte Love Swap Cards. Swapping cards with other stampers is a fun way to meet new friends and get new ideas.

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This fun fold is called a vertizontal card. That is because its base goes both directions. The name sounds like it would be complicated. However, it is very quick and easy!

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We will get to see the new 2024-2025 Annual Catalog at OnStage, the newest InColors, and over 3,000 other stampers. It will be so much fun! Join my team and you can get in on all the fun next year!

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

Sally

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Petal Pink Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 10″, score at 4 1/4″ and 8 1/2″; 1″ x 4″
  • Pecan Pie Cardstock: 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Little Latte Designer Series Paper: 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″; 1 1/4″ x 4″ and co-ordinating piece 1″ x 3 3/4″

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Hippest Hippos by Stampin’ Up

I am so happy that I chose the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up as my gift with purchase recently. Additionally, I was able to get the coordinating Hippo Dies. They work together to make the happiest cards! And the Silver & Gold Designer Series Paper just pulled everything else together.

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Orchid Oasis is my favorite of the new In Colors. So, I knew that I would be using that color on my card. So Saffron never sees a lot of love and that is why I chose it for my second color. I am not sure why I don’t use it very often!

Stampin’ Up’s Blending Brushes are the perfect tool to lay down color on the Silver & Gold Designer Series Paper. I am often asked how I store and clean my brushes. I have a brush for every color of the rainbow. They are stored in a mason jar on a shelf by my desk. I simply swirl my brushes on scrap/grid paper when I am done using them to remove the excess ink. I put them back in the jar. That’s it!

Fun Hippest Hippo Cards

The ballerina hippo was just calling my name as I designed today’s card. It is just the sweetest little image. And the dies offered so many options to add interest to my card. You really need to make sure you get both the stamp set and the dies.

Of course, we cannot forget our other hippo friends! They are just as cute. 🙂 I just cannot recommend the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set enough.

Just a reminder that Sale-A-Bration ends on August 31, 2022. Now is the perfect time to get restocked on all of the basic supplies or order prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes!

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

Sally

Card Supplies

Shop my entire online store here: https://www.thepolkadotlife.com/shop/

Card Measurements

  • Basic White Thick: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″, 2 1/2″ x 3″, and scrap for Sentiment and Hippo
  • Orchid Oasis Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″, 1″ x 3″, and scrap for Umbrella
  • So Saffron Cardstock: Scrap for Flowers
  • In Color DSP: 3/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Silver & Gold DSP: Cut down to 3 3/4″ x 5″

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Introducing The Flowering Fields Suite

Oh my goodness! The Flowering Fields Suite is simply amazing. It features not just one bundle, but two! Both the Flowering Tulips Bundle and the Tulip Fields Bundle are made up of a photopolymer stamp set and a die set. Watching the video today is an absolute must to see all of the possibilities of the suite.

Today’s Video

Bundle One: Tulip Fields

Using these stamps and dies, you can transport yourself to the Netherlands! You can create row after row of your favorite color tulips. Additionally, with the dies, you can design your own windmill. How fun is that! The designers really hit it out of the park with this bundle.

Bundle Two: Flowering Tulips

The second bundle featured in the Flowering Fields Suite is called Flowering Tulips. The floral stamps are two-step stamps. As a result, you will get great definition in your images. You can even use two different colors for more variety! These dies will not only cut out your stamped images, but they will also cut out blank petals for you to assemble.

In today’s video, I chose to cut out Basic White images and color them using Mango Melody chalk. But I could have also cut them out of DSP or colored cardstock. Inks, Stampin’ Blends, or Watercolor Pencils could have been used to color the cardstock as well.

As for me, this suite of products unleashed a joyful spirit and sense of creativity in me that I hadn’t experienced for quite some time. I hope and pray that the year 2022 will do the same for you! As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

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Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More

As soon as I saw the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite in the Holiday Catalog, I knew that I wanted to play with it! There are so many elements that are part of the suite. Today I want to focus on the Memories & More Card Pack and the Memories & More Cards & Envelopes.

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There are times whenever you don’t want to drag out all of your craft supplies but you still want to make some cards. The Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More Card Pack is the perfect solution! All of the prep work is already done for you. Especially when you pair them with the Memories & More Cards & Envelopes. I know. The names are incredibly similar and confusing!!

In just a few minutes, I was able to put together 8 different cards. The cards are lovely just as they are designed, but I find that adding just a few simple embellishments take the cards to an elevated status. And these cards are just slightly larger than our regular-sized cards. They are really nice for writing a note on your holiday cards.

So Many Gingerbread & Peppermint Cards!

Keep the Memories & More Cards in mind anytime you want to make some cards quickly. They are fantastic for when you are going to travel yet still want to take a project with you. Stampin’ Up usually offers Memories & More Cards in a few different designs. And don’t forget that they are also great to use for all of your memory-keeping projects too! As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

Card Supplies

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Harvest Meadow by Stampin’ Up

When the Holiday Mini Catalog came out, I was immediately drawn to the Harvest Meadow Suite. I am a fall girl at heart and these colors just drew me in!

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I will admit that I bought this entire suite. The images and sentiments of the stamp set work for so many different occasions. However, on today’s card, I used a Happy Birthday sentiment from a different stamp set because that is the kind of card I needed.

The Timeworn Type Embossing Folder is one that you will find yourself using all of the time! And adding the Soft Succulent Ink just emphasizes the raised parts of the cardstock.

More Harvest Meadow Cards

I loved the examples shown in the catalog. So, that is where I started to play! If you ever find yourself needing a jumping off point, I would suggest copying one the catalog examples. That will get your creative juices flowing!

This fun fold card was great to make. Because of the design, I was able to use and showcase many different images from the stamp set.

I particularly love the trim in this suite. Therefore, this is my favorite of today’s cards!

Pool Party is not listed as one of the colors in the DSP, but that is exactly what color that I saw. This was a different color combination but I feel that it works.

I hope that you were inspired today to try this terrific suite of products. The suite is just jam packed with goodness! As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative.

Sally

Card Supplies

Shop my entire online store: https://www.thepolkadotlife.com/shop/

Card Measurements

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Soft Succulent Cardstock: 3″ x 4″
  • DSP: 2 3/4″ x 4″
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″, scrap for sentiment

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