Christmas in July Sneek Peek

Oh joy, Christmas is coming….

I love the new catalog, filled with so many lovely items…I am thankful to share with you and many other creative Stampin Up! Demonstrators.

Simple and basic. The card base is Cherry Cobbler, with the first layer is 4″ by 5-1/4″. The first layer is sahara sand, stamped with sahara sand with the new background stamp Knit Together.

The stamp set bundle I used Peaceful Deer. See the deer above, they are punch out using the deer builder punch.

The trees are stamped with Shaded Spruce and done by stamping off for a lighter color…I like the look.

You can order beginning, August 3rd, 2021. Thanks for stopping by. …..Create Joy, Give Joy!

Mini Catalog / Sale-a-bration Blog Hop Roll Call

Linda Moore
Caron Bailey
Libby Fens
Jo Blackman
Karen Egan
Tricia Butts
Polly Crouch
Sarah Bullen
Tracie St-Louis
Nancy Reynolds
Betty Bickford
Donna Schness
Tina Hewett
Deb Smeak
Mary Knabe

Slim Line Red White Blue

Slim Line Cards bring me back to the 70’s Yes, in the 70’s thy were common place. My graduation cards from 1976 were mostly slim line cards. I think it is funny how over the years come and go, every thing old is new again.

The basic slim line card base is a 8-1/2 inch by 7 inches. Scored/folded at 3-1/2 inches.

In the red/white/blue base above, the Red is 8-1/2″ by 7″ scored at 3-1/2″. The White mat is sized done to 8-1/4″ by 3-1/4″. The Blue mat is 8″ by 3″. Ok now what do I do to make it a fun 4th of July card.

My favorite dies are the above…so I used them in this card.

than as it looks open up, tent fold

I used a piece of basic white 3″ by 3″ to make the center. Added a strip of 1″ by 3″ Red which is Cherry Cobbler to top and bottom. I die cut the letters U-S-A out of Midnight Navy.

I hope you enjoyed my card and you can use the design in other colors for Birthdays or use with Hi or Hello!

See the next lovely card of Tracie St-Louis

Linda Moore
Karen Egan
Libby Fens
Tricia Butts
Michelle Hollings
Tina Hewett
Betty Bickford You are Here
Tracie St-Louis
Donna Schnees
Mary Knabe

Still Card Making

Bundle Love…will be gone end of June 2021

Love this bundle, will be retire end of June. Love it in so many ways. I have not posted about it cause it was on back order…. order and enjoy this for many days to come.

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Gathering Ink and Paper to Craft a Card

Ink or no ink

Ink? Yes, you still use it, but this is using the print outs from last post. Did you download the Free designs? They are great for card making….so how do you make a card?

I make A2 cards…that is a 8-1/2 by 11 piece of cardstock cut in half and scored at 4-1/4″. To make the fold flat, use a bone folder to make the fold crisp and flat.

The journey continues tomorrow….

Digital Download…Free for enjoying

Stampin’ Up is Celebrating what makes us unique through what brings us together: creativity!
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Sympathy Cards no fun to Create

Colorful card
Black white version
Flowers and Navy and White

The above cards are from a old stamp set, real old.  That is why you see me say get this stamp set now, before retired and not sold anymore.  Yes, life constantly changes.

One good thing, basic black, basic white and night of navy are my go to colors.  The stampin Up! Card stock is 80 pound weight, this in turns creates the best cards you are happy to create and give.

Click on any photo below to go to my shop.  I have been having some back issues, so I have not been faithful with this blog.  Those who know, everyday pain starts to interfere with enjoying life.

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Monday Monday

Tulips are a blooming
Timeless Tulips is a great set…order both for happy creating

I love this set, create beautiful cards, book marks and any paper crafter ‘s dream. I use it for get well soon cards, sympathy, birthday and just hello. The card shown is just 8-1/2 by 11 card stock, cut in half the long way, cut at 4-1/4 inches. This makes it 11 inches long by 4-1/4 inches wide. Score at 5-1/2 inches, fold in half. I next stamped the leaves on a piece of basic white…note, whisper white has a new name

I used cherry cobbler ink on whisper white and stamped Tulip heads, punched out with punch, Tulip Builder punch.

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Order today before they Retire

This set from 2012..now retired…can no longer get
Today is the last day to order the above stamp set…..retiring May 3, 2021
Deer will be available but the background is already sold out….
High Tide, will be missed greatly, retiring May 3, 2021….yes tdaoy…

This paper will be retiring today, no longer available after today, May 3, 2021…If you love it, order today.

The above set is a set I loved again and again..

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I can go on and on…go check out the retiring page and please order with Me, Betty Bickford. Click anything below to order with me….. Thank you for checking and and enjoy the day!!!

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Rooted in Nature..only till May 2,2021

After May 2, 2021 will be retired…not able to order

Yes, it is retiring, which means, no longer available…. Oh, how I will miss this lovely set. Great for guy cards, sympathy cards and just Thinking of You. The set and dies came in 2018, now they are retiring. Don’t miss out.

Love the springs and the leaves, can use with so many other sets….plus the leaves can be die cut using the dies. The wood slice was fussy cutted and edged with a darker color.

The mighty Oak, beautiful, simple….can you say Simple Stamping…. the thanks die cut is from a word set, that is now sold out, no longer can be ordered. This is why I say, if interested, order as soon as you can ASAP.

I just saw my all time favorite stamp set, Healing Hugs, is now sold out…. No longer being made, now a collectors item…

set that will never go out of style….only while supply lasts.
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Oh my, It Is Snowing…

Yes April 20,2021 and snowing and crafting.  Card making everyday…keeps sorrow away

yes…today is April 21..UPDATE, snowed even more….see the video

snowing in April in Michigan

This set is a water color set and will be retiring, May 2, 2021. So many uses

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