One of my favorite tools is on sale this week. I love the Envelope Punch Board! You can make so many differed size envelopes with this board so you are not limited on size and you can use any paper you like. Check out the great deals on the clearance rack too. See all the deals here!  Quantities are limited.

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Perfect to use with the Envelope Punch Board is the Envelope Paper! It is the perfect weight (not too heavy and not too light to wrap your handmade cards.) I love this paper. I know someone that uses the paper to line the inside of her cards for a light writing surface.

Envelope paper perfect to use with the Envelope Punch Board

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What colors do you use with Lost Lagoon? I knew I wanted to use Lost Lagoon and decided to also use Rose Red, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, and Garden Green. I love this fun color combination and know I will be using it again. I used these colors and the images from the Gift From The Garden stamp set to create the patterned paper piece to slip behind the focal image with the potted plants.

 Fun Color Combination with Gift From The Garden Rose Red, Blushing Bride, Pool Party Lost Lagoon, Garden Green

I used to words from the Crazy About You stamp set to create the fun sentiment for this card. I think this will be such a fun card to send off to brighten someone’s day. With all of the words included in that stamp set it would be easy to change this card out for any other occasion.

Fun Color Combination with Gift From The Garden Rose Red, Blushing Bride, Pool Party Lost Lagoon, Garden Green

I added a bit of interest behind the focal image with the nest of Silver Baker’s Twine. It is just a little touch without adding too much. Leave a comment below on some of your favorite color combinations.

From The Garden Stamp Set

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Create a soft background with vellum and get some sparkle over the sentiment. I wanted to add a bit of glitter to this card so I used the Iridescent Ice to emboss the Happy Birthday. The Happy Birthday is from the fun Watercolor Words stamp set. Be sure to scroll down to see the video tutorial on how I created this card.

Sparkle Watercolor Words iridescent ice to emboss

I pulled out my Crystal Effects to add the shine to the flag banner placed over the one balloon.  The shine is perfect to add a interest to the card front without adding layers or other embellishments. Remember that it does take some time for the Crystal Effects to dry when you add a thicker layer.

Watercolor Words Sparkle sentiments iridescent ice to emboss

I stamped the sentiment on a piece of vellum and placed over the patterned paper to soften the patterned paper. I love how this turned out and I cannot wait to use this technique again.

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Watercolor Words Stamp Set

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Save on my favorite Tag Topper with Stampin’ Up!’s Weekly Deals right now. I love the Scalloped Tag Topper punch and it is marked down $5.25 right now. Check out the great deals on the clearance rack too. See all the deals here! Quantities are limited.

 

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Save on punches and trim with Stampin’ Up!’s Weekly Deals this week. Check out the Venetian Crochet Trim and the new In Color Blossom Accents this week on sale. Check out the great deals on the clearance rack too. See all the deals here! Quantities are limited.

 

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You are in the middle of creating a card and you don’t have to correct color ribbon! Has this ever happened to you? That is exactly what happened to me making this card. I had Pool Party, but it was just not quite dark enough. Be sure to scroll down to see the video tutorial on how to color your ribbon with ink.

Sponge Your Ribbon To Coordinate With The Handmade Card

The Bermuda Bay ribbon has so much more pop than the Pool Party and it was so easy to do with a sponge dauber and ink. Sponge both sides of the ribbon and let dry. Because I started with Pool Party and not white ribbon, I don’t have to worry about white areas showing through. I love how the ribbon coordinates with the Bermuda Bay sentiment.

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Are you ready to try sponging ink on ribbon to create a perfect match? it is so easy and makes those handmade cards perfect.
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Sprinkles Of Life Stamp Set

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Whether you have someone to thank or you just want to make someone’s day, use a super cute handmade gift bag like one of these to make your gift special. These gift bags were made from patterned paper and the Stampin’ Up! Gift Bag Punch Board and then embellished. Super Easy! Be sure to scroll down to see the video tutorials on how to use the Gift Bag Punch Board and how to embellish.

handmade Gift Bag

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Just adding a special little extra touch to your handmade gift bag will make a simple gift so much more special. Make several of these bags ahead of time so you will have some ready to go. The Farmers Market paper works great for an all purpose gift and then you can personalize it with the tag.

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Friendly Wishes Stamp set

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