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For some reason, I just love metal dies. Sure, I realize there are alternatives out there with electronic machines and digital files. However, there is something about running a die manually through a machine and picking out the different types of paper to layer together, that I just love. Putting together 3D dies, for me, is a mindful activity and I just adore the end result. For my first card, I die cut several flowers from the Craft-a-Flower Cosmos Layering Set( ALTN ) in using two different colours of cardstock.…

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Hey Hoppers! Today I am creating with some of the new, fabulous stamps and dies from Altenew to create some amazing creations! Anytime I can get my hands on an alphabet stamp or die set, I’m all on it. I love creating custom sentiments and cards for friends! You can see the two cards I created using the Tall Alpha Lowercase Stamp Set. One card I added a sentiment for a wedding “congratulations you two” since I seem to not have any wedding cards in my stash. Additionally, I created…

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Welcome to Penguin Palace’s first ever Blog Hop.  I’m thrilled to be joining a group of talented artists in featuring Penguin Palace’s latest Fall 2020 Release.  The star of this release is not just the cool stamps and dies, but the Stencils 360 tool! I will have a video tutorial up later in the day explaining exactly how it all works. The best way I can describe the Stencils 360 tool is if the Wreath Builder Stencil and Turnabout stamps had a love child. Essentially it creates a beautiful frame…

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Geometric stamps stencils are my absolute favourite because there is so much you can do with them. They are super versatile and fit nearly every occasion – just switch up the colours and you have a completely different card every time! I also love creating these as backgrounds to have in my stash for when I need a quick card. Prizes To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 09/23/2020 for a…

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Personalizing your Christmas Cards may seem like a difficult task, but today I’m showing off 4 ways to personalize your Christmas Cards in 2020. Creating custom cards can easily be done by adding a photo, using a person’s name or surname, incorporating a hobby or hand-lettering a card. I’m going to show you four easy ways to do this! Today’s video is a part of a collaboration with 5 amazing cardmakers! We are all creating Christmas Cards in our video to give you 20 ways to make Christmas cards using…

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