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Border Buddy Saturday - Carols of Christmas & Envelope Punch Board

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday, Patsy here to share another fun card using the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set & the awesome Card Front Builder Thinlits.

Carols of Christmas Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

Don't you just LOVE the little border that frames this card front?  It was made with one of the thinlits from the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies and the Big Shot.  There are several unique dies in this set to create interesting card fronts for your cards.

The designer paper is from the Merry Music Designer Paper, you get 24 assorted double-sided sheets for only $13.00.  It is a bit lighter then our regular designer paper which makes it perfect for layering and even creating a coordinating envelope with our Envelope Punch Board. 

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The envelope punch board is a great way to make some fun coordinating envelopes.  You can also make some interesting unique cards with it too.

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I love that the directions are right on the tool itself so you don't have to fumble around your stamp room to find them.  You can create over 66 sizes of envelopes with this board.

 

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It has a great compartment for you scoring tool that comes with your Envelope Punch Board.

Envelope Punch Board to create great customized envelopes - Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

Just love making envelopes to coordinate with my cards - SWEET! 


Card using the Envelope Punch Board by Stampin' Up!
It isn't just for envelopes, you can create some fun elements on cards also.  This is a card I made a few years back using the envelope punch board.  Watch my video showing how  I made this card.

 

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Border Buddy Saturday - Carols of Christmas Bundle - FREE CARDS

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here today! Patsy and I had lots of fun playing with the Carols of Christmas and coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies which are available in the upcoming 2017 Holiday Catalogue on September 1st! Good news....you can purchase these in August in a Early Release offer!

Carols of Christmas BB 2 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

Today I'm featuring one of the cards in our Border Buddy Free Card August offering.  Each month we pick a Suite of products and create a PDF of instructions (including pictures and measurements) for 8 cards! Then we send those out FREE to our customers who place ANY SIZE order through our online stores.  It gets better....when you order $50 or more we mail you two of the cards by snail mail! Imagine getting two beautiful cards in the mail - sure beats bills.

Read about our FREE CARDS in the mail programs:


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When I first saw the Holiday Catalogue I fell in love with the black and white colour theme with some of the Designer Series Paper and other embellishments.    I created the two colour holly and berry image by using my Stampin' Write markers directly on the rubber and then stamped on the cardstock.  This stamp has a matching framelit if you want to cut it out and pop it up.

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The Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper is my favourite and features the actual music from some of our favourite Christmas Carols including Deck the Halls, Silent Night and Jingle Bells.

Here are some "sneak peeks" of the cards from this month's free tutorial.

August 2017 BB Collage

 

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Border Buddy Saturday - Merry Little Christmas Suite

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday Patsy here. 

Each Saturday Alison and I take turns sharing across the borders with our readers.  We also create 4 cards each using one of the suites out of the Stampin' Up! catalog that we compile into a monthly Border Buddy's PDF Card Tutorial. 

Free Card Tutorial featuring Stampin' Up! Products.

If you have not had the fortune to receive one of our tutorials it is very easy - just place any size order at our online store and we will send you the PDF FREE via email.


Carols of Christmas Stamp Set and Card Front Builder Thinlits by Stampin' Up!
This month's featured Stampin' Up! Suite

The tutorial features the Merry Little Christmas Suite that is featured on a 4 page spread in the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  The wonderful news is you can get one of the stamp sets featured in the suite Carols of Christmas now along with it's coordinating Card Front Builders Thinlits.

Carols of Christmas Stamp Set & Card Front Builder Thinlits by Stampin' Up!
The patterned paper is part of the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper Pack.  There are 12 sheets 12" x 12" - 2 sheets of 6 doubles-sided designs.  It coordinates with Basic Black, Old Olive and Whisper White.  


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Many of you know my love of trees and you can either use them as a cut out as I did here or...

 

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as a Silhouette in this sample from Stampin' Up!

If you would like the complete instructions, with images, supply list, measurements and step by step directions for this card and 7 more just place any size order at our online stores.  PLUS you can earn Free Cards too!

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Border Buddy Saturday - Delightful Daisy Suite

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here today.  I'm so excited that the Daisy Punch is back in stock and that means the Daisy Delight Bundle is available again to order at 10% discount.

BB Delightful Daisy Suite 2 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

The Daisy Delight Photopolymer Stamp Set has 16 pieces including the six featured in today's card including:

Thank You
...for your kindness
Flower Stem
Flower (open image)
Flower (solid image, 2 step)
The grass

I love 2 step stamping because you can layer stamps in different coloured ink easily.  The Daisy Delight stamps are photopolymer so placing them so the line up is a snap because you can see right through them!

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The black outline flower is stamped first and then the more solid flower image is stamped on top.  The colours include Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight.  The center of the flowers are highlighted with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to give them a little sparkle.

 

The Delightful Daisy Suite of products will be featured in Patsy's and my Free Card program for August.  When you place any size order in our online store in August you'll receive a PDF with instructions and measurements to create 8 card using these products.

Here are some other wonderful projects made using the Delightful Daisy Suite and designed by the concept artists at Stampin' Up!

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Border Buddy Saturday - Oh So Eclectic stamp set & Eclectic Layers Thinlits by Stampin' Up!

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday, Patsy Here sharing another card from our July Border Buddy PDF Card Tutorial.

Oh So Eclectic stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com Border Buddy's PDF Free Tutorial

 

The more I use the Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set and Eclectic Layers Thinlits the more I love them.  So much versatility. 

 

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Don't you just love the colors in the suite!  So many fun ways to use the diamond cut out. Use it as a window or trim the edges and use it as an embellishment. 

Border Buddies July 2017 PDF Tutorial featuring Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set and Eclectic Layers Thinlits by Stampin' Up!

Just another week to earn your FREE PDF Tutorial for placing any size order at our online stores and also with a qualifying order you can earn FREE cards.

You can read about our program for qualifying online orders here:

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Border Buddy Saturday - Naturally Eclectic Suite

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here! Today's card features the Naturally Eclectic Suite of products.  Patsy and I are featuring this suite in our July Free Card Program.

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I love Lemon Lime Twist matched with Berry Burst so much that I used them on today's card.  These colours just pop when paired together!  I started by stamping the open flower image randomly on the Berry Burst cardstock in Berry Burst ink - I stamped off the first inking on a scrap to get a lighter tone on tone.

The patterned paper is from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack which includes 40 sheets, 4 each of 2 double-side designs in the five NEW 2017-2019 In Colors in a 12" x 12" pack.

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The outline image is stamped in Berry Burst and then the solid image is stamped over top in Lemon Lime Twist.  The little Clear Faceted Gem adds a little bling to the flower.  Stamp the sentiment on scrap of Whisper White and punch out with the 1" circle punch, fold in half and wrap around the back of the focal image square.

Just tie the Lemon Lime Twist 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon in a lose knot and secure to the back.

Naturally Eclectic Suite 8 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

If you'd like the instructions for this card just place an online order in my store (Canadian customers) or Patsy Waggoner's store (US customers) and receive them plus 7 more in your inbox!  Read all about our Free Card Programs:

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Border Buddy Saturday - Naturally Eclectic Suite by Stampin' Up!

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday today, Patsy here  featuring a card from our July Border Buddy PDF Tutorial.

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This month's Tutorial features products from the Naturally Eclectic Suite on page 132-133 of the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog.

 

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I love the colors in this suite and it is so convenient that Stampin' Up! has packaged up these cardstocks Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist (my new favorite color) and Soft Sky in the Naturally Eclectic Cardstock Pack.  You get 8 each of 3 colors. 

 

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Do you hate to tie bows then you will love the new 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows.  They are made of felt and are self adhesive so easy to peel and stick.  I added the Lemon Lime Twist bow to the stem to finish off this card. 

 

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Well I can't give to much away about today's card since it is part of our July Border Buddy's Tutorial. 

You can earn this tutorial absolutely FREE.  The tutorial features images, supply list, measurements and directions for 8 different cards using products from the Naturally Eclectic Suit.

You can read about our Free Tutorial and Earn Free Cards program for qualifying online orders here:

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Border Buddy Saturday - Naturally Eclectic Suite

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here today.  I'm in beautiful Thailand today on the fabulous Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip.  I can't wait to see Patsy next week when we meet up in Phuket!

Today I'm sharing a card using the Naturally Eclectic Suite of products  which includes the Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set (it's featured on the cover of our Annual Catalogue) and the coordinating Eclectic Layers Thinlits Die.

Naturally Eclectic Suite 1 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

This is a very pretty suite of products.  I think my favourite might just be the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.

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  • 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 12" x 12"
  • Berry Burst, Emerald Envy, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach Soft Sky, Whisper White

Naturally Eclectic Suite 2 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

The Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set allows you to stamp a solid outline image and then stamp a muted solid image on top to create a two two flower.  Then you just cut it out with the matching Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies. I added the Clear Faceted Gem to the center of the flower.  The gorgeous ribbon is is the new 1/4" Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon.

Patsy and I have selected the Naturally Eclectic Suite as our July Free Card program.  When you make an online purchase in our store(s) you will receive a free 8 page PDF with instructions (including measurements and supplies) for 8 projects using the featured monthly Suite.  Read all about our program here:

Patsy's Free Card Program for US Customers
Alison's  Free Card Program for Canadian Customers

Naturally Eclectic Suite 3 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

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Border Buddy Saturday - Color Theory Suite
by Stampin' Up!

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday, Patsy here.  I am counting the days until I meet Alison in Thailand for a very exciting trip that we both earned through Stampin' Up! for our personal sales and team promotions. 

We couldn't do it without all you amazing stampers!  Thanks for following our blogs and ordering from us when you can.

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Today's card features the Colorful Seasons and Weather Together stamp sets Last Sunday I shared with you a card I made using the Weather Together stamp set.  This week I used it along with the beach chair from the colorful seasons stamp set to welcome in Summer. 

The photopolymer stamp sets make it easy to line up the chair fabric in any color you wish.  I choose Berry Burst Classic Ink along with Early Espresso to hand stamp my chair. 

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The umbrella I stamped in Early Espresso on a piece of the Eastern Palace Designer Series paper and cut it out with the Big Shot and the coordinating Umbrella Weather Framelits Die.

The Thinking of You sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set and stamped on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock in Early Espresso Classic Ink.

I finished the banner off with one of the New Bitty Felt Bows oh how I love these.  They are self adhesive so just peel and stick!

Color Theory Suite by Stampin' Up!


The Color Theory Suite is our Featured Border Buddy Suite this month.  You can receive a free 8 Page PDF Tutorial featuring 8 different cards made with this suite just by placing any size order at Alison's Online Store or My online store. 

You are a few more days to place your orders to receive the June Color Theory Border Buddy's PDF Tutorial FREE.

Place a qualifying order and receive FREE hand stamped cards too!  Read More...
These offers are good only through Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Alison Solven and Patsy Waggoner

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Border Buddy Saturday - Emboss Resist Technique

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison Solven here to day with another Color Theory Suite card share!

June 2017 BB Color Theory Card #5 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

It's hard to think of snow and cold weather on a beautiful like today in Vancouver.  I love the Colorful Season Photopolyer stamp set which allows you to make cards and other projects representing the four seasons - Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall.  I love this sentiment - it can be used for any occasion.

Color Theory Suite 1 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

I used a technique called Emboss Resist on my card.  This technique use ink applied over an embossed image so they "pop" off the page by resisting the ink applied on top.  You can watch this video I did from a few years ago on how to achieve this look.

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The Colorful Seasons stamp set is part of the Color Theory Suite of products which Patsy and I are featuring in the June Border Buddy Free Card program.  This collection is so easy to use together because they all coordinate making card making so easy!

Color Theory Suite Collage BB June 2017 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

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