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StampingPals Challenge #15 - Color Challenge (Highland Heather, Pumpkin Pie & Melon Mambo)

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The new Stampin' Up! catalog is being released on May 4, 2021, and it's a great one!  I personally love whimsical images and the new Party Puffins stamp set has already captured my heart!  I truly love black and white with bursts of bright color so these images are perfect for this month's color challenge which honestly had me a little stumped. I even paired these bold images with a sweetly soft background paper and Highland Heather cardstock as the base.  The patterned paper is part of the new Hand-Penned DSP package.  I'll be demoing the Hand-Penned Suite during a Facebook Catalog Kickoff Party on May 22, and I'll be giving away the Party Puffins stamp set so contact me if you would like more information on that! To make this card, I colored the image with Blends, heat embossed the "Make A Wish" saying, and added some new In Color jewels.  Easy-peasy, and so cute! More card designs are available on my Facebook page - SaipanStamper / Stamping on Saipan. 

StampingPals Challenge #14 Sketch Challenge with Playful Pets - Super cute card with no stamping at all!

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  I love a good sketch challenge!  It prompts me to make a design that's a little out of my wheelhouse.  I admit that I tend to stick with basic card designs but that's why I *LOVE* stamping!  You can make the same design again and again with different supplies and it will look different each time.  I'm sure the other cards made for this challenge will be quite different than mine. I chose the Playful Pets stamp set because it was the Stamp Of The Month for my On-Line Zoom Event.  I honestly don't think you can make a card with these papers that isn't adorable. The dog image was cut with scissors from the Playful Pets DSP I used the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies and the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder (both retiring this month!) And the ribbon and heart embellishment are part of the Playful Pets suite. This was super easy, quick, and yet still makes me smile when I look at it.  I hope it makes you smile too!  More card designs are available on my Fac

StampingPals Challenge #13 Super Easy Fabulous Fold Card using Beautiful World stamp set

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  Want to know the BEST THING about this Fabulous Fold card??  It's super easy.  Honestly, I've made dozens of them and they are fast and easy to create!  And so colorful!! Sometimes I buy a lot of Designer Series Paper.  And then I cannot possibly use it all (uh, don't mention that to my hubby, okay?)  This card uses a half sheet of 12 x 12 DSP and you get to enjoy BOTH sides of the beautiful paper. Okay, I know you want to make one so here's how... Take one 5.5" x 12" piece of DSP, and score at 4.25" and 8.5" from the same short end. Fold at the score lines (accordion style) to make your card base. Add a 4" x 5.25" piece of white cardstock as shown for your personal message. (in this example, I cut a flower from a scrap of the same DSP to add a little more decoration.) The Bumblebee edging uses the Peony dies. And I used a saying from the Beautiful World stamp set with the 2" and 2.25" circle punches. So easy, right?  And it fit

Super easy cards! - Friends Are like Seashells stamp set

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I love stamping with friends and every week I'm lucky enough to get together with a very few stampers to chat and enjoy a morning beverage/snack at our local coffee shop.  Last week I made SIX cards!  Yes, while eating and chatting and stamping in less than two hours. I made them all with the Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set which has 23 images, AMAZING die cuts and a coordinating 3D embossing folder.  I didn't even stamp much for these cards. . .I just used ONE die cutting and ONE embossing folder for a simple and elegant look. Let me know how you like the cards and how I did with my first blog video! If you haven't already, please join my  Facebook Page - Saipanstamper / Stamping in Saipan  and join my mailing list by contacting me directly. Enjoy! Product List Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle [ 156205 ] Seashells 3 D Embossing Folder [ 154309 ] Heal Your Heart Cling Stamp Set (English) [ 155291 ] Sand & Sea Designer

StampingPals Challenge #12 - Favorite Technique - Darling Donkeys & Approaching Perfection

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  Are you enjoying Stampin' Up!'s Saleabration??  I am loving it!  This card uses TWO FREE PRODUCTS (Darling Donkeys & Approaching Perfection stamp sets), both only available until February 28.  I chose these sets for  StampingPals monthly challenge (February 2021) which is to use my favorite technique.   So what's the technique?  Using the fabulous new blending brushes from SU!  They are SO easy to use and the blending is more consistent and flawless with these brushes.  They come in a set of three and can be cleaned and reused to your heart's content. This stamping is as simple as I can manage.  I love layers and DSP and ribbons but I ditched all of that for this simple design.  The base is thick white cardstock.  I used the blending brush with Bermuda Bay ink to make the hazy cloud around the donkey.  The donkey is colored with Blends and adhered with dimensionals.  The saying is from the fun Approaching Perfection SAB stamp set (stamped with Bermuda Bay ink).  S

StampingPals Challenge #11 - Sneak Peek of Pretty Perennials bundle

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  Happy New Year!!!  Wishing us all a happier, safer 2021! The StampingPals monthly challenges continue with #11 (Color Challenge using Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizazz and Balmy Blue - see below for sketch). I'm happy to provide a sneak peek into the new Mini Catalog which will go live on www.stampingup.com on January 5th.  I love new products and the Pretty Perennials bundle is just amazing.  I adore the new "happy" stamp in this large beautiful font. . .and we certainly need to start the new year with some happy.  I also used the brick embossing folder for the background and a small pearl in the flower center to make the final touch. I hope you love this card, and that you'll pop on over to  www.stampingpals.com and see what the other stampers have created for this month!  We'd love for you to join us in these challenges.  It's easy and a great way to get your creative flow moving forward. Enjoy!

StampingPals Challenge #10 - Many Messages sneak peek!

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  For the December StampingPals Challenge #10 (Sketch Challenge - see below for sketch), I was playing with some soon-to-be-released products that I pre-ordered with early access as a perk of attending Stampin' Up!'s On Stage Virtual Event.  What a great bonus for being a demonstrator!! You'll love the new Many Messages stamp set and the Dandy Cut Laser Paper that will be available in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.  I used one 6" x 6" sheet of DSP from the Flowers For Every Season paper pack (#152486) cut in half to 3" x 6".  One piece was used on the flap of the envelope and one on the card base for a perfectly coordinated surprise that will be mailed to some lucky recipient. Please hop on over to www.stampingpals.com and see what the other stampers have created for this month!  We'd love for you to join us in these challenges.  It's easy and a great way to get your creative flow moving forward. Enjoy!