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Kerchief Card Alternatives

Hi everyone!  Hope you are having a good day.  I just wanted to take a minute and share something with you that I am guilty of All the time!

Do you ever look at something, and because it does not catch your eye immediately, you dismiss it?  I am so guilty of doing this!  My momma always said, don't judge a book by its cover and boy-oh-boy was she right.  Case in point... the Sale-a-Bration Kerchief Card Kit.  

So I am sharing my "alternative" card project with you first.  I love it!  I cut the Kerchief Card into 2 pieces and now I can add some card stock and make 2 cards.

Click on the below image to see my Facebook Live so you can see Both Alternative projects.   Be sure to LIKE my page so you get notified when I go Live. 

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Here is what the card projects look like using only kit items...

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Here is all the bits and pieces of the kit.... 

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So you can earn the Kerchief Kit for FREE until March 31, 2020 (during Sale-a-Bration) with a qualifying $50.00 product purchase.  I have make a list of supplies below to help you duplicate my blue alternative cards.  The Floral Essence stamp set, card stock, ink and refills, and either some Dimensional or Multipurpose Liquid Glue... and you will earn the Kerchief Kit for Free. 

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Lovely Lily Pad is a Free Item

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Can you believe this card was made with just about all free products!?!  The Lily Pad products are all free earns during 2020 Sale-a-Bration time (January 3, 2020 until March 31 2020).  The Lovely Lily Pad stamp set and the Lily Impressions designer series paper are free with $50 purchases and the Lily Pad dies are free with a $100 purchase.  

So you can purchase one of the Product Suites in the 2020 Mini Catalog and then double your dollars with Free Sale-a-Bration goodies.  Win! Win! 

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Click on the catalog image above to shop the Mini Catalog.  There are some amazing items in there.

MY LILY PAD CARD: 

  • I stamped the detailed lily image stamps in Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green for the leaves. 
  • The filler stamps are inked up, stamped off on scrap paper, then stamped over the details
  • NOTE:  These are reversible stamps AND are made to NOT exactly line up.
  • Above step sure does play with my mind..... LOL!  I'm a matchy-matchy stamper :)
  • I cut the bottom of my Lotus flowers off (just my preference)
  • All Lotus flowers are attached with Stampin' Dimensionals to give them a lift
  • The Happy Birthday is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in the Mini catalog 
  • Gorgeous Grape card stack 8-1/2 x 5-1/2"
  • Granny Apple Green card stack is 5-3/8 x 4-1/8"
  • Die cup the decorative strip die from the Granny Apple Green above
  • Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper is 4 x 5-1/4"

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International Blog Highlight

Hi Everyone!

I am super excited to share a Blog Highlight that I am participating in.  The blog highlight is being hosted by Kylie Bertucci from Australia.  I had the pleasure of participating in a training session she held and then meeting her on the Greece incentive trip this past summer.  Her and her husband Bruno are so awesome!  

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This above photo was taken on the cruise ship, day 1, so everyone was pumped up and super excited. 

Kylie hosts an International Blog Highlights and I decided to participate this month.  It's International because Demonstrators from all over the world join and are highlighted on her page.  CLICK on the below image to go over the the blog.  Before you go.... I need to ask you to VOTE for my card!  You can vote on the Blog Highlights page.  

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When voting for my card, click to go over to my blog post.  The card has a special meaning and shows support for NAMI!  If you have not heard of NAMI and do not know what it stands for, you do not want to miss my post


Have you heard of NAMI

Have you heard of NAMI?  I am completely in awe of this organization; with what they stand for, offer and do.  This makes my card all the more special.  

I held my monthly card class this past weekend and chose to use the stamp set called "Nature's Beauty".  To me, it is just a simple and serene stamp set with wonderful drawings of forest animals.  In most catalogs, Stampin' Up! offers one set to donate profits to a charitable organization.  And the 2019 Holiday catalog is no exception with this set. 

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, every Tuesday, Stampin' Up! releases a weekly update to us.  They share inside information, give sneak peaks, or advise whatever may be happening within the company and needs to be shared.  (Good reason to join my team to get all the inside scoop).  In today's updates, they finally announced the list of organizations benefiting from each and every sale of the "Nature's Beauty" stamp set, and in the U.S. it is an organization called NAMI.  

NAMI stands for the National Alliance on Mental Illness.  Please take a couple of minutes and check out their website.  It is a wonderful organization that does so much good.  I was surprised to find so many local branches in my back yard.  Did you know mental illness has or will touch every single one of us?  If it is the one thing you can do, it is to educate yourself and help support this amazing organization and order the Nature's Beauty stamp set with me today. 

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So it is 'with gratitude' that I just happened to make this card and I share my gratitude to Stampin' Up supporting NAMI!

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My full supply list is below, showing product used to make this card, but here are the dimensions:

Very Vanilla card front (5-3/8 x 4-1/8) was embossed with the Woodlands folder. 

I used Sponge Daubers and Balmy Blue ink for my sky.  The tree and weed sprig are stamped in Mossy Meadow, grass in Old Olive, the deer stamped in Memento black and then colored with Soft Suede Blends (light and dark).  The Smokey Slate Blends were used to highlight the shadows under the tree, weeds, and deer.  

The deer is stamped on Very Vanilla that is 2-1/2 x 3-3/4.  Soft Suede card stock was used to mat the deer piece and cut using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  

I hope you enjoyed this post and also can take a minute to learn about NAMI.  

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Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper

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I wanted to show you another card using the Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper.  If you missed my last post showing this paper, check it our HERE as I have added a video!

Both the background and music piece are from this Designer Series paper.  Pressed Petals is so pretty, you can dress it up or leave it plain and add a simple sentiment.  I chose to dress it up. Doesn't this make for a great fall birthday?  Of course, it could be for just about any occasion; retirement, thinking of you, get well, and more. 

The background piece is cut 4-1/8 x 5-3/8 as I just wanted a slim boarder showing the Night of Navy card base.  Standard card base 8-1/2 x 5-1/2.

The music sheet piece is cut 4-1/8 x 2.  

The picture does not do justice for the Gold Foil pieces.  The berry sprigs (in Gold Foil) and leaves (in Mossy Meadow) are from the Frosted Bouquet Dies.  And then I layered the Stitched Nested Label die in Gold Foil as well.  Helps make it stand out a little, don't you think?

My favorite accent used to dress up the card is the piece of Night of Navy ran through one of the dies from the Detailed Lace Dies.  I just adore that die, but all three are pretty great with lots of detail. 

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