This Little Bear is flying by to say “Happy Birthday”

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Here is another card design showing off the T-bird stamp, a cute little bear flying a plane with a birthday banner trailing behind to help you get acquainted with Purple Onion Designs. This card was created for a small four-year-old but really, it is sweet for any age.

You probably know that Stacey Yacula from Purple Onion Designs creates the most adorable little creatures and scenes. This is just one reason why we are so excited to have Purple Onion join our illustrious list of stamp and die creators. They are a perfect compliment to the other critters available in our shop.

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Playing With Shapes… To Create Abstract “Man” Card Design – VIDEO

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Are you like me and always scrambling to come up with a masculine card for your favorite male human? I have two male birthdays and two Father’s Day cards for the month of June and it just about does me in. So… I had to find something that can be different every time, easy to make and use only a few supplies. The answer? Geometric shapes and embossing powders.

 

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Fine Line Florals with Alcohol Ink Backgrounds

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I am back one more time using the Concord & 9th Fine Line Florals stamp and die set. It is such a beautiful flower that I can’t seem to let it alone.

This time I am only using the big blossom and leaf, plus the matching dies and teaming them up with an alcohol ink background. In case you haven’t noticed, I am obsessed with the bright and bold look the alcohol inks give you.

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Birthday Chicks in a Trio of Color

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I am popping in with a quick and cheerful card design. It was created in varying shades of magenta, orange and yellow to entice you to put on your creative hat and join us in the Color Trio challenge that Heather Telford and The Foiled Fox have going on right now. You have until the 30th of May – so hurry and get started. The details are at the bottom of this blog. Hope to see you there!

In the meantime, here is another three color design to help get your creative juices flowing.

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A Bloominous Beauty by Joan Bardee

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We are over the moon to welcome a new guest blogger, Joan Bardee of the Dear Paperlicious blog (we love her blog name, don’t you?). Joan is oozing with talent and as an added benefit you get to be entertained by her clever writing.

Take a look at this gorgeous card design. It features The Stamp Market Bloominous stamp set. The colors and intensity Joan uses in this design is AWESOME! Then, once you have soaked in all this creativity here, be sure to pop over to her blog.

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Wispy Begonias Painted with Alcohol Inks

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I have always loved this Wispy Begonia stamp set by Altenew but never could seem to find the time to use it. But today was the day and I am so glad a finally had a chance to make it happen.

I wanted the colors to be vibrant and what better way than to paint them with alcohol inks!

 

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Fresh Cut Flowers for Spring

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I am featuring one of My Favorite Things fabulous stamps, Fresh-Cut Flowers. This stamp offers so much versatility. You can use it with any sentiment and nearly any recipient, making this stamp a real keeper!.

For this card design, I kept it simple with only the flowers, a background, and a border.

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Concord & 9th Beautiful Fine Line Florals

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Concord & 9th’s has a fabulous new floral stamp set, Fine Line Florals.  In the stamp set are a gorgeous cluster of flowers and individual flowers and leaves with detailed lines. Each of these flower stamps is beautiful alone so I used all of them in this card design.

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Piece of Cake… a birthday cake for you

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I couldn’t resist sharing this huge piece of cake with you using the new Neat & Tangled Piece of Cake stamp and die set. First of all, I LOVE cake and second, this is a super fun coloring project. This card was made with a number 8 candle for my granddaughter’s friend’s birthday party but I hope this doesn’t discourage you from trying it yourself, it works for any age person young at heart. It is so festive and fun!

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Poppin’ Up To Say Happy Birthday by Rosali

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It is always a sheer delight to feature a card design by Rosali of the I Love Stamping Blog. We feel so privileged to share one of her cuties! Today’s adorable design is an interactive one, meaning you can lower the toast into the toaster and pop it up – how fun is that! It is made using the new Lawn Fawn toaster stamp and die set, Let’s Toast.

 

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