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Birthday Cards

Birthday cards are always something I never seem to have enough of in my card stash. I decided to try out a slimline card today. Many people seem to think that creating a slimline card requires extra supplies. However, you definitely don’t need anything fancy to make them. Just a different size card base. To begin, I made my card 4 x 9 1/4″. Using the new Bellaroma Hybrid Tea Rose Stamp, I stamped out three roses for the card using a variety of shades of blue. I also die…

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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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Today I am showing three different card folds while still keeping the rectangle shape of the card. These folds are so much better because these will fit in standard envelopes than other folds that make things very complicated. Today I’m featuring the Gatefold Card, Dutch Door and Clear Window ideas. You can see all these cards come to like in a full video tutorial. Gatefold Cards I love Gatefold cards for their simplicity and elegance. There is just something special about creating a belly band to go around a card.…

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Today I am exploring 5 different ways to use vellum. As an elegant-style, cardmaker I find vellum to be something I use quite often. I don’t create cards often with the idea of using vellum, but often I use vellum to calm down backgrounds that are too busy for me. Belly Bands I love creating cards with different folds (hint hint for my next video!) but they often require a belly band or something to hold everything together. Vellum is a great material for this because it’s not distracting. Heat…

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In today’s video tutorial I am showing you 4 techniques that easily create a second card so you get the most out of your craft time. When we carve out time in our schedule for crafting, it is always so satisfying when we produce results. These are four techniques that will guarantee that feeling! Technique #1: Black and White Mirror Cards By stamping the same image in the same spot on black and white cardstock, you can easily re-create this look. The black and white frames around the stamping are…

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