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Colour Creations - Coastal Cabana

Hey there Stamping friends!

Welcome to another Art With Heart - Colour Creations Blog hop!

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This week we are exploring Coastal Cabana. I know many will be aghast when I say this is definitely not one of my favourite colours . . . 

It looks such a pretty shade in the computer generated image, but I have to say, I think it is a very murky, too green colour that reminds me of a swimming pool with far too much chlorine in it LOL!

However!! I seriously LOVE the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper, and I was very happy to pull out a piece and make this over the top flurry of florals!

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I used a Coastal Cabana card base, and cut the Designer Series Paper into three triangle pieces and layered it straight onto the base. Then I used Blending Brushes to rub some Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive and Mossy Meadow inks onto some Shimmery White card stock, which I then die-cut with the Summer Shadows Dies.

The greeting from Shaded Summer Stamp set is stamped in Mossy Meadow ink on a scrap of the brushed Shimmer Paper and die-cut with a label from Seasonal Labels Dies.

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I used a sponge dauber to apply a small amount of Early Espresso ink to the centres of the flowers - well, okay, my Early Espresso ink pad is super wet . . . .I would have applied a SMALL amount . . .  ha ha ha!

For someone who is not that fond of Coastal Cabana ink, I am actually quite pleased with how pretty this card turned out!

I can't wait to see what the other Art With Heart team members have done! If you'd like to see too, please click on the box below to go to Rachel's blog.

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If you find a broken link in the blog hop, Cathy has the links for all participants in her post here.
 

See you again soon with more card inspiration!

Kathryn Ruddick

(Victorian High Country)

 

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Heart of Christmas - Tis the Season

This week in the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop with the Art With Heart demonstrator team, I have a very simple card for you with a fun background technique.

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I selected four separate greeting stamps from the Christmas to Remember stamp set and placed them rubber side down on my Very Vanilla card stock, on the bed of the Stamparatus. I closed the plate, making the cling stamps stick to it, then re-opened it, inked up all four stamps with Crumb Cake, then closed the plate again.

I then  moved the plate down two hinge notches on the Stamparatus base, and moved the card across, first stamping to the left, then stamping to the right, to give me a repeat but off-set pattern. I stamped four times in total to do my card background, stamping in Crumb Cake ink each time.

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The background was layered onto a Cherry Cobbler card base, and then to finish the card, I simply added some stamped, die-cut holly and berries, and a greeting stamp. The holly & berries are also on the inside of the card.

I really love how simple and elegant this card is. It would be an easy one to churn out a bit of a production line for your Christmas mailing.

If you would like to see what else the Art With Heart stampers have come up with this week for the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop, please click on the box below to go to lovely Tina Gillespie's  blog.Next Blog Button

If you are following the hop, and a link is broken Sharon has all the links for each participant on her blog post. Click here to find that.

I will be back on Wednesday with a Colour Creations blog post showing something not at all Christmassy! I hope to see you then!

Kathryn Ruddick

(Victorian High Country)

 

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Colour Creations - Cherry Cobbler

Such a beautiful, much loved colour this week in the Art With Heart - Colour Creations Blog Hop!

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Cherry Cobbler truly is one of my most used colours. Namely because it's a go to Christmas colour - and we sure do make a lot of Christmas projects each year! I had to really scratch my head to think about what other current Stampin' Up! products I have that I could use to really show off the beauty of this colour. It didn't take me long to remember the gorgeous Ranunculus stamp set - that flower is perfect!

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There are just a couple of small differences with the two cards I made. On the first one, I stamped the ranunculus with Early Espresso ink, coloured with Blends, then die-cut the beautiful image from Ranunculus Romance stamp set.

I also included a scrap of Sun Prints Designer Series paper as a layer under the label. The background stamping is Gray Granite to go with the Designer Series Paper.

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On the second card, I stamped and coloured the image, in the same way, but then rather than die-cutting it, I tore the Very Vanilla card on a slight angle across the bottom and mounted it onto an extra piece of Cherry Cobbler card. The background stamping is Crumb Cake and I added a few pieces of foliage, die-cut in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede, which I had sitting on my desk, left over from making Blushing Bride Tea Cup cards a few weeks ago.

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These cards are quite formal, but not at all difficult to make, as long as you have a set of foliage dies, and enjoy a bit of colouring in. I have listed all of the products used at the very bottom of this message if you would like to scroll down.

The next person in our Cherry Cobbler blog hop is  Rachel Woollard. Click on the box below to go to her blog and I hope you enjoy seeing what all the team have done with Cherry Cobbler.

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If you find a broken link in the blog hop, you can go to Cathy's blog, where she is wonderful enough to list all the participants and their links.

That's it from me, see you again soon with ever so slightly inky fingers!

Kathryn Ruddick

(Victorian High Country)

 

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Heart of Christmas - Seasons of Christmas

Last week in the Heart of Christmas blog hop, I showed you two cards using the Seasons of Christmas bundle.

This week, I am using the very same set and colours, (actually I am using up all the leftover pieces from last week) but I have changed the backgrounds and rearranged the pieces completely.HeaderEach week until the end of Novermber, the Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team demonstrators will show different ideas for making Christmas projects using Stampin' Up! products.

These are the sets I used last week, Christmas Season and Christmas to Remember stamp sets, and the Seasonal Labels Dies.

I have made a basic tri-fold card - cutting the A4 card lengthwise at 14.85cm and scoring into three panels, with the card front and card back being 10.5cm, and the right hand panel which folds inside being approximately 9cm.

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The front of the card is very simple. I have cut a window with the largest label die from the Seasonal Labels Dies, attached a greeting across the window, and some foliage just below the greeting.

The inside (right hand panel) has lots of the leftover pieces from last week arranged into a wreath, with some of the pieces popped up with Dimensionals, and others attached with Mini Glue Dots.

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Here's another view with a close up of those pieces - hopefully you can see which ones are popped up.

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I've used the Sun Prints Designer Series Paper for the background layer on this panel, and a slightly different pattern from the same pack on the inside panel where you would write your message.

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I really love these traditional colours with these stamp sets, and I think that patterned paper suits it so well, rather than just white or cream inserts.

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Time for you to go and visit the other creative stampers in the AWH Heart of Christmas Blog Hop. You can click the box below to be taken to Caroline Mainwaring's blog - I can't wait to see what she has created.

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If you are following the blog hop and one of the links doesn't work, you can find all of the links for tonight on Sharon Davern's blog by clicking here.

Below are the products  I have used for this project. Enjoy the blog hop and hope to see you again next week!

Kathryn Ruddick

 

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Heart of Christmas - Christmas in July

This year I moved up to the Victorian High Country, and it is my first year in a very long time when I am actually seeing REAL snow, in July. Today was probably our coldest day so far, and I had the wood heater chugging away all day.

I can really start to imagine what a northern Christmas might be like! So it seems appropriate to join in the Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team, Heart of Christmas Blog Hop, in time for a snowy Christmas in July!Header

Because today had such wintery weather, I decided to go with very traditional  Christmas colours and images. I selected two stamp sets from our Annual Catalogue, which both share the same coordinating die set.

The Christmas Season stamp set and Christmas To Remember stamp set both contain images matching the Seasonal Labels Dies.

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Because I never do things by halves. I started by stamping and die-cutting a stack of the pine-cone and foliage images on Very Vanilla card. I used Evening Evergreen, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede inks.

I dry embossed card front size pieces of Very Vanilla cardstock with the Merry Melody 3D embossing folder, then gently inked the embossed piece with Versamark ink. I lightly applied gold embossing powder and heat set it, for a shiny gold vintage finish for the backgrounds.

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For the first card, I layered the musical background layer straight onto a Cherry Cobbler card-base, then played around with arranging the stamped and die-cut pinecone images.

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If most of my stamping stuff wasn't still in boxes from moving house, I probably would have added something shiny, like Champagne Rhinestone Jewels. Instead I have the gold embossing on the background and a piece of the lovely Gold 1/4" Shimmer Ribbon across the card, to add a little sparkle.

My second card had extra layers.

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I cut the music background slightly smaller, and layered it on an angle on Evening Evergreen card, which I then layered onto Very Vanilla, before layering that onto a Cherry Cobbler base-card.

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I've used the same luxurious gold ribbon to wrap around the top layer. I also decorated the inside of both cards, and realise that I have completely forgotten to photograph the insides!

I would love you to continue on the blog hop and see what the other Art With Heart stampers have created. To do so, click on the box below and it will take you to onto the next person who happens to be the lovely Cathy Proctor . . . 

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Should the blog hop have a broken link, you can always visit the webpage of the blog host where there is a full list of participants. The lovely host is Sharon Davern. Click on her name to see the list of creators.

Below is a full list of the products I have used. I hope you find it helpful and inspiring.

Kathryn Ruddick

 

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Colour Creations - Basic Gray

Hi! I am back after a short hiatus! Moving to the country and getting set up on the farm will do that!

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I am glad to be back joining in with the Art With Heart Colour Creations Blog Hop tonight with a classic colour - Basic Gray.

It's great to revisit these timeless colours that have been in the Stampin' Up! colour families for many years, and to see how they continue to be so versatile with the newer products.

This week, for a little fun, and also by way of reminder that time is fast running out for the January to June Mini Catalogue, I wanted to use a stamp set that is only available for a couple more weeks. This stamp set is one you can earn for free with a $250 order (which can be a combined order between friends).

I really love the cute images and handy greetings in the Mischievous Mice host rewards stamp set. And when I saw that this week is Basic Gray, I had to colour some little gray mice.

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I made a very basic Z fold card - just take a standard A6 card and fold the front back on itself. I used Basic Gray card for my base card, and a piece of Basic White for the inside.

I embossed an extra piece of Basic Gray card with the Bricks & Mortar 3D embossing folder, then touched the embossed image very gently onto the Basic Gray ink pad to highlight some of the texture.

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The mice were stamped with Basic Gray ink onto Basic White card then coloured with Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight & Mango Melody Stampin' Blends Duos. I also used the Colour Lifter in a couple of places on the mice fur.

The images were fussy cut with my trusty Stampin' Snips.

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The mouse with the balloon was popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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The mouse with the cheese was stuck flat on the inside of the card.

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I have always loved gray and yellow as a colour combination, and I think the different tones created by the Basic Gray Ink on the Basic Gray cardstock, and the different shades of yellow work perfectly with these images to create a super cute universal card.

Now, it's time to check out the rest of the blog hop and see what the other talented ladies in the Art With Heart Stampin' Team have created with Basic Gray. Please go on and visit my friend Theresa by clicking on the "NEXT" image below.

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If at any time the link doesn't work, please go to Cathy Proctor's blog where she has the main list of participants. Enjoy the blog hop! I hope you get lots of inspiration - and don't forget, the January to June mini catalogue finishes in just a couple of weeks, don't miss out on your favourite items, like the Mischievous Mice.

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Stampin' Up! Colour Creations

COLOUR CREATIONS BLOG HOP 2022-2023 WEEK 1

Hello there!

Welcome to a brand new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue and a new batch of very beautiful In Colours.

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Each year when the new Annual catalogue comes out, 5 colours retire and we get 5 new colours. These are referred to as In Colors and they give our colour palette a lovely refresh, complimenting our regular colour families and adding a beautiful fresh twist.

For Week 1 of the 2022-2023 Colour Creation Showcase, I welcome in the lovely new colour Orchid Oasis, and I celebrate this wonderful colour with some of my stamping buddies from Claire Daly's, Art With Heart Team - a very creative team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators here in Australia.

I have chosen to team Orchid Oasis card stock and ink with some of our Designer Series Paper to highlight how the colours coordinate across our colour range.

Orchid Oasis Stampin Up card (1)The base card is Orchid Oasis, with a Basic White layer. Then the heavenly patterned paper is from the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper Pack. I've used the Drapery Fold technique for the paper to add some depth and intrigue while showcasing both sides of the beautiful pattern.

Orchid Oasis Stampin Up card (4)Orchid Oasis is not listed as a colour in the paper pack, but it sits nearly perfectly midway between the blues and purples in the paper design.

To tie it in even more, I used a Blender Pen and Orchid Oasis Ink pad to add a little more colour to some of the hand cut flowers from the paper, for the inside of the card.

Orchid Oasis Stampin Up card (2)These are really beautiful papers and gorgeous colours. I'm so excited that the papers are here for the next 12 months of the new catalogue, and the In Colours are here for two years! I can see myself using them a lot!

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If you would like to see the products I used, scroll down further, but in the meantime, if you are starting at my blog, I invite you to visit the other AWH blogs to see how my talented friends have enjoyed using Orchid Oasis in their creations this week. Click on this box to go to gorgeous Cathy's blog to see the rest of the creations.

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If at any time you find a broken link, please head to the blog of this week’s host of the AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop, Cathy
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Thanks for visiting!!

Kathryn Ruddick

 

 

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Colour Creations Showcase - Pool Party

Hey! It's Kathryn here, and this week's Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase is a big favourite for lots of people!

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Welcome to the Pool Party Colour Creations Showcase!

I have been playing with the gorgeous Snail Mail Suite a lot over the past week, and when I checked this weeks's colour, I was really pleased because even though Pool Party is not in the Snail Mail Designer Series Paper pack, there are toned down shades of Bermuda Bay which would work really well with this week's colour . . . . . !

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This week is also my monthly team meeting (still via Zoom), and when I was looking for inspiration for a stamping project for this week, I remembered that I follow a Youtube channel "Call Me {Crafty} Al" where Alicia does a once a month Sheetload of Cards and puts up a video and templates for what we might call a Stamp-a-stack. When I looked at her February project, I could straight away see myself using the Snail Mail DSP with Pool Party base cards.

Snail Mail Stampin' Up! cards for the AWH Colour Creations Showcase Pool Party

I gathered my supplies and started chopping! There are 9 base cards and 3 pieces of each size of every patterned paper. Crafty Al uses US card sizes so I tweaked the measurements to suit our A4 card stock sizes, and also took the liberty of flipping one of the sheets over since our papers are double sided and I really like the red hearts sheet. This gave me more variety too.

The sentiments are actually a free printable download from Crafty Al which she shared in January. Rather than go through my collection looking for stamps all around the same size, I decided to print the sentiment sheet on our Basic White card, stamp the mushroom image in Pool Party ink and use our Paper Trimmer to cut them out.

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The Detailed Trio Punch was used on some of the corners, then all the layers adhered with Stampin' Seal adhesive.

Snail Mail Stampin' Up! cards for the AWH Colour Creations Showcase Pool PartyThe one inch wide Pool Party banners were created with the Triple Banner Punch, then embossed with the Meadow Moments Embossing Folder with the butterflies on it (it's a pack of two embossing folders that fit the new Mini Cut & Emboss Machine).

The banners were stuck down with Tear'n'Tape and then the sentiment piece was adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals to pop it up. I decided at the last minute to adhere an extra layer of Pool Party card as a mat under the sentiment (as you do LOL).

Snail Mail Stampin' Up! cards for the AWH Colour Creations Showcase Pool Party

I was supposed to be saving these to work on in steps whilst chatting to my team on Zoom tomorrow night, but whooops!! Once I started, I couldn't stop LOL Now I will have to make another set!

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Thank you so much Alicia (Crafty Owl) for your amazing inspiration and excellent downloadable instructions and cutting sheets! #SUYSFeb2021 #ShowUsYourSheetLoad 

I hope you will hop over to Cathy's blog and use the links there to visit each of the other Art With Heart team members who have created with Pool Party this week.

And I guess I will be back in a few days to show you the second set that I ACTUALLY make at my team night!

Talk soon!

Kathryn Ruddick

 

If you live in Australia and would like to buy any of these products from me so you too can make your own Snail Mail Sheetload of Cards, you can click on any image below and it will take you straight to the online store.

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Colour Creations Showcase - Petal Pink

Who doesn't love a versatile soft pink which goes with everything??

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It's Kathryn here, and I am excited to share that this week's AWH Colour Creations Showcase is Petal Pink!

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In our January to June Mini Catalogue we have the cutest product suite - Snail Mail. The Snail Mail Designer Series Paper is loaded with beautiful bright colours and for this week's showcase I decided to introduce Petal Pink as the base colour and bring in the colours out of the suite, using fussy cut and die-cut images from the paper and a little bit of background stamping.

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IMG_8213One of the first things I love to do with new Designer Series Paper that has coordinating dies, is sit and cut out a heap of shapes that I can then use on cards or other projects. By the time you have cut a dozen or so, the ideas are flowing.

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Snail Mail Stampin' Up! cards for the AWH Colour Creations Showcase Petal PinkThen it was just a matter of adhering the die cut (and a few fussy cut) images to the card. For the front panel I also stamped the toadstool image in Petal Pink and used the white Watercolor Pencil to add a couple of highlights.

Snail Mail Stampin' Up cards (20)The big toadstool on the front right of the "Z" fold hides the snail that appears only when the card is open. You can see that I also stamped the toadstool image on the "Z" piece.

Next I made a basic easel card with more of the pieces I had cut out earlier.

Snail Mail Stampin' Up! cards for the AWH Colour Creations Showcase Petal PinkAll of the die cut shapes are cut from the coordinating Snail Dies set in the same catalogue - I often add other dies to the mix, but I didn't need to with this amazing product suite.

Snail Mail Stampin' Up! cards for the AWH Colour Creations Showcase Petal PinkI ended up making two more cards from all the pieces I had cut out of the paper! I will leave them for another day - because by the time I took full photos and close up photos I had about 20 photos. I don't think my blog platform will like it if I do a blog post with 20 photos in it! LOL

Anyway, you see how well the Petal Pink goes being used as a base card - kind of a substitute neutral colour on these cards. Feel free to pop back in a couple of days to see the other two cards - they are standard cards, not fancy fold - and I whipped them up in about 10 minutes each just using the leftover pieces. Got to love that!!

I hope you enjoyed looking at my Snail Mail projects, and if you would like to see how the rest of the Art With Heart ladies have used Petal Pink, please hop over to Cathy's blog where she has all the links for their posts.

See you soon with ink on your fingers!

Kathryn Ruddick

 

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Colour Creations Showcase - Pear Pizzazz

Pear Pizzazz has been in the Stampin' Up! colour range ever since I joined Stampin' Up! over 13 years ago. I use this colour A LOT! 

Welcome to Week 33 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase where we are going to show you why we like Pear Pizzazz SO much!

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Yesterday we kept with tradition and following the Mount Martha Australia Day Swim (MMAD Swim) we ventured to the Mornington Botanical Rose Garden to immerse ourselves in the beauty of the rose fragrances and every coloured rose you can imagine!

So when I was starting to think about Pear Pizzazz and the showcase, I somehow knew it was going to be a rose card!

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I have used Pear Pizzazz as the base card and for some of the stamping, and I selected the All Things Fabulous Bundle of stamps and dies to make a sweet, soft card.

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The detailed lattice die is cut from Soft Sea Foam card and in contrast, I have stamped the little rosehip type sprig in Old Olive just to add a tiny bit of depth to the colours of the card.

The roses are stamped with Flirty Flamingo and Blushing Bride - they are three (3) step images and for the 2nd stamp I have used Flirty Flamingo ink stamped off first on scrap paper.

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The detailed trellis die-cut piece folds around the right hand side of the card front onto the inside.

Now, in case you were thinking how clever I am, and how much thought I put into this card, I have a confession! I actually CASED this card from page 121 of the Annual Catalogue! I just changed the colours to work for this week!

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 Thank you for visiting my blog. To see all the other Pear Pizzazz creations, please go to Cathy's blog HERE where you will find all the links to the other talented creators.

Catch you again soon,

Kathryn Ruddick

 

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