Lift Me Up with Watercolor

Lift Me Up with Watercolor

This uplifting hot air balloon card is sure to bring cheer to anyone, no matter how down they are feeling! I used the Lift Me Up stamp set to emboss patterns on watercolor paper, then added bright colors from the Global Design Project challenge of the week with watercolor wash to add a little cheer!

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Color Blocking with a Flourish

Color Blocking with a Flourish

Color blocking is a simple, yet bold technique that involves using brightly colored shapes and contrasting colors. It got its start with the artist Piet Mondrian (one of my favorites) and is popular in home decor, fashion, and… card making!

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Good-Bye to Holiday Favorites

Good-Bye to Holiday Favorites

Happy New Year, everyone! The holidays are over and it’s time for new beginnings. I’m really excited for the new Occasions catalog that is coming out on January 4th from Stampin’ Up, but there are also several of my holiday favorites that are retiring. I wanted to make just one more card using some of my favorites from the holidays.

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Snow Covered Umbrella with Weather Together

Snow Covered Umbrella with Weather Together

Rain can make for pretty miserable weather, which may be why we use umbrellas as a symbol for comfort to protect you from the storm of whatever unfortunate life events come your way. I think snow, especially the sleety kind, can be even more miserable than rain. This wintery-themed sympathy card features an umbrella from Weather Together and a surprise visit from Botanical Builder Thinlit Dies.

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Embossed DSP Showdown: Irresistibly Floral versus Fancy Frost

Irresistibly Floral versus Fancy Frost

Stampin’ Up! currently offers two different kinds of embossed white papers. While they are both called “embossed” they are in two different styles so the effects are different when you add ink. Let’s compare!

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