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July 2022

Gift Card Holder With Kindest Gnomes Bundles

It's so easy to make a cute gift card holder with the Kindest Gnomes Bundle.  It's part of the Storybook Gnomes Suite in the July-December Mini Catalog. Included in the Suite (page 42) is beautiful designer series paper, gems, dies, and Snowfall Accents Puff Paint. The dies can be used on some of the designer series paper, like the mushroom houses and some of the gnomes.  So much fun in one suite!

Here are the gift cards:

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Aren't they adorable? Just so darn cute!

I die cut the end with one of the Basic Border Dies, but you don't need to.  You could cut it just a little shorter with the trimmer so the DSP shows. 

And here's the inside:

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I used the Decorative Circle Punch to punch out the spot in the center to grab out the gift card.

Measurements for this card:

5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Night of Navy Card Base

8 1/2" x 4 1/4" Balmy Blue (for small card) scored at 2 1/2 and 5 1/2"

DSP - 4 1/4" x 1" (2); and 4 1/4"  x 1 1/4"

Watch the video tutorial here to see how to make this:



Click on any of the supplies below to purchase them from my online store. If you place an order of $50.00 or more and use host code XQA4ND3J at checkout I will send you a pack of gems as a thank you from me!

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Watercoloring Technique with Kindest Gnomes Stamp Set

Did you know Stampin' Up! carries a variety of watercoloring tools? One of my favorites is the set of Aquapainters. Fill these neat tools with water and you are all set to water color - well, almost!  You do need ink and water color paper, or shimmer card stock. 

Tonight I painted one of the adorable gnomes from Kindest Gnomes stamp set with my Aquapainter. 

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Yep, all you need is the aquapainter, ink, and paper.  You don't want to use regular card stock as it's not thick enough and it will pill. 

Isn't this guy just adorable? 

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The tree rings in the background are made with the Tree Rings Hybrid Embossing Folder.  Watch the replay below to see how to use this awesome folder, and of course - watercoloring technique!

Measurements for this card:

Card base - 4 1/4 x 11" scored at 5 1/2"

Layer - 3 7/8 x 5 1/8" card stock or designer series paper

Layer - 4 1/2 x 3 1/4" embossed

Strip - 1 1/4 x 5 1/2"

Circle - about 3"

See how to make this card here:


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Note Cards and Note Card Holder With Wonderful World Designer Series Paper

The Lovely World bundle (stamp set and designer series paper or DSP) is one of the free Salabration products with a qualifying order. Right now until August 31st, you can choose free products with every $50.00 or $100.00 order.  I've used just the Wonderful World DSP to make these four lovely notes cards and the note card holder!

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Here's the Note Card Holder which holds all four cards and envelopes: Wonderful world note card holder2

Watch the YouTube replay here:

Download the free PDF with measurements HERE


Click on any of the supplies below to purchase them from my online store. The Wonderful World Bundle is FREE with a $100.00 order! Use host code DDGVVVHB at check out with an order of $50.00 or more and I will send you the kit to make all four cards and the note card holder! Order must be placed by midnight Thursday July 14, 2022.

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Kylie Bertucci's July 2022 International Blog Hop

I'm excited to share my July 2022 customer thank you cards with you during Kylie Bertucci's Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop!


Kylie's International Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop! I am so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin' Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support. The blog hop is part of Kylie and Bruno Bertucci's Demonstrator Training Program.

You may be starting here or have come from another blog - either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today from all over the world!!

My card is a bit different than I'm used to creating.  I've used the torn paper technique on all three layers:

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The Crumb Cake card base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4".

Layered on top of that is a 5 1/4 x 4" piece of Petal Pink.

And then a 5 x 3 3/4" piece of the lovely Texture Chic. The gold dots in this go well with the Distressed Gold DSP I used for the bottle. The bottle was punched using the Vintage Bottle Punch, which is part of the Bottled Happiness Bundle.

Here's a look at the inside:

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The inside strip is 5 1/2 x 1" piece of the same Texture Chic DSP.

The inside Basic White piece is 3 x 5 1/2".

For the bottle and bouquet I've used a piece of the Hues of Happiness DSP to stamp on, stamping the bouquet on the yellow part:

Bottled happiness blog hope thank you dsp to stamp on

The flowers were stamped in Blushing Bride, and the leaves in Pear Pizazz. After stamping and adding the vase, I tore the stamped piece of DSP as shown in the first photo. When tearing paper, tear it toward you. I then tore the right hand corner of each of the layers as shown, and curled the Crumb Cake torn corner.

Click on any of the supplies below to order from my online store.Use host code DDGVVVHB at checkout and If your order is $50.00 or more I will send you the Fun Flowers Resin Shapes as thank you! Thanks for stopping by!

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Need a wow card for a special occasion? This is one of those cards, and you can make it! It looks complicated, but it's not! Inspiration is from Sam Calcott who has a YouTube video on making this card. I'm using her pattern with a different look - Hippest Hippo Stamp Set - yay! This set is sooo much fun, and it's FREE right now during Salabration with a qualifying order! Spend $50.00 and this is one of the free items you can choose!  The dies set (Hippo Dies) are also free with a $50.00 order.

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And here's the view from the side:

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Here are the measurements for this card:

Card base: 6 x 11 scored at 3, 6, 7 1/2, 9, and 10" on the 11" side

Card stock: 2 3/4 x 5 3/4" (2 of these - one is for sentiment on the back); 4 1/8 x 4 1/8"; 3 5/8 x 3 5/8"; 3 1/8 x 3 1/8"; scrap pieces for small die cuts

DSP: 3 7/8 x 3 7/8"; 3 3/8 x 3 3/8"; 2 7/8 x 2 7/8"; 1 1/4 x 5 3/4"; 3/4 x 5 3/4"

For the Envelope: 10 1/2 x 10 1/2" DSP or card stock. (watch the video tutorial for this)

Watch the my YouTube video here:

Click on any of the supplies below to purchase them from my online store.  In addition to a free Salabration product with your $50.00 order, if you use host code NX66UPBX at checkout with an order of $50.00 or more and I will send you a set of the Opal Rounds (8.50 value) as a thank you from me!

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July Sweet Notes Card Club featuring Sweetest Cherries Bundle

It's that time of the year - cherry picking in the Finger Lake Region of New York State! I can smell that cherry pie now! Stampin' Up! has the cutest cherry stamp set and bundle that makes the most delightful and "happy" cards! I'm featuring this bundle during July for my Sweet Notes Card Club.  You will get everything you need to make eight beautiful cards (2 each of 4 different designs), and also the option of purchasing the bundle for yourself!

July Sweetest Cherries Sweet Notes Card Club Ad

What is Sweet Notes Card Club?

Sweet Notes Card Club is a monthly subscription card club. The cost of the club is $42.00 per month, which includes the supplies to make these beautiful cards!

Included are:

*Supplies for 8 beautiful cards (4 different designs including envelopes and inside sentiment pieces). Everything is pre-cut for you except for the designer series paper you receive. You will need the punch to punch the cherries. I will provide the card stock for them.

*$20.00 of product

*Priority Shipping

*PDF tutorial and video tutorial

This month's $20.00 of product that comes in the kit will be:

  1. One Package of 6 x 6 2022-2024 In-Color Designer Series Paper ($12.00 value)
  2. One package of Opal Rounds gems ($7.50 value).
  3. One sheet of Stampin' Dimenstionals

(If availability is a problem another product will be substituted.)

If you stay in for 6 consecutive months you get to pick any stamp set from current catalogs for FREE! This is my thank you to you for your participation.

Here are the class options:

Option #1 - I want it all -  Sweetest Cherries Bundle (stamp set and punch - Save 10% and I pay tax and shipping) plus the kit - $75.25

 Option #2 - I want just the stamp set and the Kit - $60.00

Option #3 - Just the kit please - $42.00

Option #4 - I would like the tutorial only - $15.00 (FREE to my team members)

Registration is open until July 10th.  Kits will be mailed out on or around July 21st.

You can register HERE

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