How to: Easy Coffee Themed Thank You Cards

How to: Easy Coffee Themed Thank You Cards from StampinFool.com

Do You Love Coffee?

Coffee is where it’s at. You know I love coffee! (Have you seen all of my coffee posts on Instagram? ha!) Between sipping a cup in the morning to the occasional afternoon Starbucks run for a pick me up, there is no caffeine shortage in my household.

So, as a small tribute to my coffee loving friends, and I am sure you have a few too, I made up some quick and easy coffee themed greeting cards.

These quick and easy cards have Stampin’ Up!’s Coffee Break patterned paper as the main component. I topped them off with a lace paper doily and a cut out coffee cup tied with string. Because the coffee cup shape is super simple, you can either cut them out by hand pretty easily or use the coordinating framelits to die cut them with your Big Shot machine.

Here are the super simple cards that are easy to recreate and send off to that special coffee lover!  Want directions and measurements to make your own? Keep reading!

How to: Easy Coffee Themed Thank You Cards from StampinFool.com

How to: Easy Coffee Themed Thank You Cards from StampinFool.com

Measurements:

  • Card base: 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 5.5″
  • Patterned Paper layer 1: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Lace Paper Doily
  • Largest Stitched Circle Thinlit or 2 1/2″ circle punch
  • Largest and Medium coffee cups from stamp set
  • Crumb Cake die cut coffee coozie (thinlit that has textured ribbing)
  • “Thanks a Latte” stamped and cut out or die cut with coordinating framelits
  • White Baker’s twine tied in a bow

 

How to make the DIY Instagram Themed Birthday Card

How to make DIY Instagram themed Birthday Card at StampinFool.com

Give the Gift of Instagram

I love Instagram!! If you follow my feed (stampin.fool) you will see sneak peeks of projects, lots of coffee, and the occasional cute baby picture in my Story feed. I enjoy posting photos and short videos and I love my Instagram friends, a lot of whom craft with me, DIY, and parent. Some I’ve met, some are new, and some I would love to get together with and share a coffee!

Instagram is popular across all ages. With that in mind, I made the *perfect* DIY birthday card for the instagram lover. You can recreate this card and give put a huge smile on their face! It mimics the Instagram icon, which is a camera–  because Instagram is all about photos!

How to make DIY Instagram themed Birthday Card at StampinFool.com

How to make DIY Instagram themed Birthday Card at StampinFool.com

(Here is a snapshot of the layers coming together before it is put onto the yellow card stock)

How to make the DIY Instagram Themed Birthday Card

Directions:

  1. Cut Crushed Curry card stock to 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″. Cut White to 4 1/4″ X 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half.
  2. Sponging tip: Cut full sponge into 3-4 wedges. Starting in the top left corner with Rich Razzleberry, sponge ink onto card stock by dabbing sponge lightly into ink pad and rubbing the color onto card stock in a circular motion, blending out hard lines. Sponge Melon Mambo next starting in top right corner and working down and towards the center.
  3. Blend Razzleberry and Melon with Calypso Coral ink throughout the center, leaving the bottom left corner uncolored. With Crushed Curry ink, sponge the bottom left corner upwards filling in any blank spots (making sure not to get inky fingers into the yellow).
  4. On scrap White card stock, stamp You Make me Smile (from Colorful Seasons stamp set) in Versamark clear ink, shake Gold Emboss powder, tap off excess and heat set with heat tool until it turns shiny. Punch out with Tailored Tag punch.
  5. Using the second to largest square Stitched thinlit, cut out the middle of the 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ sponged card stock. Then use the 1″ circle punch to cut out the center of the sponged layer layer. Your sponged layer will now essentially have holes in it, but they will be covered by the white layers in between and the shading will be undisrupted which is why I designed it this way instead of sponging each layer.
  6. Cut a white layer of 3″ x 3″ for the outermost camera part.  Use the 1 3/4″ circle to punch out a white circle for the middle of the camera.
  7. Round the corner of each layer except the base and largest White layer.
  8. Begin layering the pieces with dimesionals. Finish with a glitter enamel dot in the right corner of the camera.
  9. Glue then entire 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ white folded card to the 4 3/4″ Crushed Curry card stock. The yellow part will remain one layer while the photo part opens.
  10. Add the greeting with a dimensional or two and embellish with ribbon if desired.

How to make DIY Instagram themed Birthday Card at StampinFool.com

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How to make DIY Instagram themed Birthday Card at StampinFool.com

A Handmade Mother’s Day

Honey Bee Stampin' Up Mother's Day card featuring Dragonfly Dreams from StampinFool.com

Mother’s Day Bee

Mother’s Day is around the corner. It’s in about two weeks- May 13th. Have you done any planning? What will you give to mom, grandma, your best momma friend?
Mom’s spend so much time imparting wisdom, love and graciousness into our lives that it is a “holiday” that requires special attention.

I couldn’t think of a better way to make mom feel special than to make a handmade card that is a little more fluffy than normal and pulls out all the supplies.

You can see what I’m getting all the mom’s in my life on this post {Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide}!

Honey Bee Stampin' Up Mother's Day card featuring Dragonfly Dreams from StampinFool.com

This card has texture, soft colors, elevated wings on the cutest honey bee, making it the perfect card for Mom.

Honey Bee Stampin' Up Mother's Day card featuring Dragonfly Dreams from StampinFool.com

Directions:

  1. Cut Crumb Cake card stock base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Cut Vanilla to 4″ x 5 1/4″ & emboss by running Sequin folder through Big Shot.
  2. Cut Soft Sky with largest Stitched Circle thinlit with Big Shot. Punch 2 1/2″ Vanilla circle.
  3. Stamp bee from Dragonfly Dreams in Momento Black Ink on 2 1/2″ circle. Stamp 2 Crumb Cake branches from Jar of Love stamp set. Stamp Jar of love flowers in Crushed Curry stamped off once. Stamp the inner flower parts with Crushed Curry. Stamp “For You” in Espresso ink.
  4. Stamp greeting on a scrap of paper and cut out. Cut a 1/2″ scrap of Petal Passion paper to layer greeting.
  5. Assemble stamped vanilla circle onto Soft Sky circle onto Doily. Adhere Vanilla layer to Crumb Cake base.  Adhere to card with dimensionals.
  6. Stamp wings in Momento ink onto scrap paper, cut out and adhere to bee.
  7. Stamp large Jar of Love flower in Soft Sky. Stamp inside flower in Bermuda Bay (stamped off once). Die cut with framelit. Adhere to banners with dimensional.
  8. Tie Bakers twine bow around greeting banner and adhere banner to card with  two dimensionals on back.
  9. Stamp inside corner of card with bee in Momento black ink.

 

Honey Bee Stampin' Up Mother's Day card featuring Dragonfly Dreams from StampinFool.com

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Honey Bee Stampin' Up Mother's Day card featuring Dragonfly Dreams from StampinFool.com

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Honey Bee Stampin' Up Mother's Day card featuring Dragonfly Dreams from StampinFool.com

DIY Make It: Coffee Break Gift Card Holder

DIY Make It: Coffee Break Gift Card Holder from StampinFool.com

Coffee Break Gift Card Holder Tutorial

How stinkin’ cute is this coffee cup gift card holder?!! Y’all know I love Starbuck, like really love it. I have stamping at Starbucks events, half of my Instagram feed is filled with photos of my Starbucks choice of the day, and if you lived in my house you would hear my husband ask me how much I spent at Starbucks this month every time we sit down to go over our budget.

Supply List

  • Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Garden Green
  • Ink: Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Early Espresso
  • Stamps: Coffee Break & Framelits Bundle, Brush Strokes background stamp
  • Paper Trimmer
  • TomBow & Tear Tape adhesive
  • Dimensions
  • Big Shot

Dimensions

Normally I would jump right into the directions, but with this card, I found it was easier to cut all of the pieces first, then start assembling them.  Make sure you follow the precise order, otherwise things won’t line up.

  • Card base: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Crumb Cake
  • Front Pocket: 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ Crumb Cake
  • Stripes & Straws: 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ Garden Green, Straws cut in half lengthwise
  • Gift Card Holder insert: 2 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ Whisper White
  • 1 Large Coffee cup
  • 2 whipped toppings- Stamp in Sahara Sand first, then die cut
  • 1 acetate round lid

Directions

  1. Cut all pieces described above.
  2. Stamp Brush Strokes in Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake card stock.
  3. Adhere two 1/4″ Garden Green stripes to the front pocket.  I lined up the bottom of the pocket with the grid paper and placed the stripes at the fourth from the bottom, skipped one, then added the other at the 6th from the bottom. This also made sure the pieces were straight.
  4. Score the White Pocket Insert at 1/4″ on the long edge & fold towards you so that it creates a lip.  (You can place a gift card here).
  5. Stamp sentiment in Garden Green on large Coffee Cup die cut piece.
  6. Stamp coffee beans on outer edges of card pocket with Early Espresso ink.
  7. Add tear tape or TomBow glue to three edges of the front pocket (leaving the top edge without adhesive) and adhere to the middle of the card base, towards the bottom.  Make sure the glue is right along the edge so that there is plenty of room for the insert. Set aside to dry.
  8. For the insert- run a thin line of glue on the back bottom of one whipped cream and adhere to top of insert, in the middle, with most of the whipped cream above the top of the insert.
  9. Adhere the straw (half of the skinny Garden Green strips mentioned above) to the insert, pointing slightly to the side with about 1″ above the top of the insert.
  10. Grab the large stamped cup and another whipped cream and adhere a thin line of glue to the front bottom of the whipped cream.  Place the middle top of the cup over the glue and press to seal. Let dry 30 seconds.
  11. Run a thin line of liquid glue over the middle top of the coffee cup (right under the whipped cream) and adhere the acetate rounded lid die cut.  Press firmly so that glue disperses (This will hide the glue  well once it dries).
  12. Place dry insert into the front pocket. Push down so that the whipped cream is peeking out as far as it can without the insert showing across the top.
  13. Put 4 dimensionals on the back of the finished coffee cup- NOT ON WHIPPED CREAM- only on the cup portion.
  14. Adhere the coffee cup to the front of the pocket making sure the whipped cream from the cup covers the whipped cream on the gift card insert.
  15. Ta-Da! You’re finished. Enjoy a coffee!

DIY Make It: Coffee Break Gift Card Holder from StampinFool.com

DIY Make It: Coffee Break Gift Card Holder from StampinFool.com DIY Make It: Coffee Break Gift Card Holder from StampinFool.com

DIY Make It: Coffee Break Gift Card Holder from StampinFool.com

DIY Make It: Coffee Break Gift Card Holder from StampinFool.com

 

PROMOTIONS

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • Party, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion!
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached prior to shipping and tax.

June 2017 Stampin Up Hostess Extras

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me HERE by email. I am expecting lots to join my team and also lots of orders to come through for this amazing new catalog – so I am here for you!
Thanks for all your support – I am truly appreciative.  I still get excited when I see an online order come through, a new team member join, or a new customer sign up for a class.  It is a blessing to share my favorite things with you and see the joy you share in these amazing crafting goodies!

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Must Have NEW 2017 Stampin’ Up! Products

MUST HAVES

Have you had a chance to browse through the new catalog yet?  [You can see it here].  I’ve made a list of my favorite things in the new catalog and I know they will be must haves on your list too!  So print out a copy of this Wishlist & start shopping!!

Get the Wishlist here!

Soft Sayings card kit (pg 10-11)

Soft Sayings Card Kit from Stampin Up!

Coffee Break DSP & Stamps with Framelit Bundle (30-1)

Coffee Break from Stampin Up!

At Home with You Bundle (54)

Fresh Florals with new In Color DSP Stack (95)

Ribbon of Courage (96)

Color Theory & Colorful Seasons Bundle (146-7)

Wood Textured 6×6 Paper Stack (159)

Floral Statements (163)

Crafting Forever (181)

Happy Birthday Thinlits (213, bottom row)

*BONUS* HOSTESS SET:  In The City (222)

PROMOTIONS

Promotion Details

  • Promotion dates: June 1–30
  • Party, Customer, and online orders all qualify for this promotion!
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion, however the extra Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of the Starter Kit.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached prior to shipping and tax.

June 2017 Stampin Up Hostess Extras

PAPER PUMPKIN KITS

Don’t have time to plan a creative project? Paper Pumpkin has you covered. Get three months at 25% off if you sign up by June 10. Contact me for details.

EXCLUSIVE JUNE HOST CODE OFFER!June 2017 Hostess Code

GET CLEAR FACETED GEMS

GIFT & HOST CODE:  PLACE A PRODUCT ORDER OF $75 or more (before shipping and tax) thru ME in my on-line store in June, enter the host code JV2D7XE2 (see below) and you will earn the NEW Clear Faceted Gems (shown above) FREE.  This offer is available exclusively for orders placed through my online shop.   Your Gems will arrive in mid-July, separate from your order.

PLEASE REMEMBER!  If your order is $150 or more (before shipping and tax), you should NOT enter the code.  You will automatically qualify for Stampin’ (HOST) Rewards.

How to use the Stampin Up Hostess Code

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me HERE by email. I am expecting lots to join my team and also lots of orders to come through for this amazing new catalog – so I am here for you!
Thanks for all your support – I am truly appreciative.  I still get excited when I see an online order come through, a new team member join, or a new customer sign up for a class.  It is a blessing to share my favorite things with you and see the joy you share in these amazing crafting goodies!

A little bird of Thanks

Things I love:  Best Birds and Jars of Love.

A  few weeks ago my best friend sent me a thank you card for hosting a baby shower.  It was a bright floral wreath with a pretty little pink bird right in the middle.  It gave me the inspiration for this bird and wreath card.

I stamped a few layered flower on a scrap of Whisper White and cut them out with the Jar of Love framelits.  I finished it off with a cute Melon Mambo bird just like my inspiration.

Best Birds Thank You card from StampinFool.com

Supply List:

 

Don’t forget we are still having a sale on Designer Series Paper during the month of October.  Now is a great time to stock up!

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Designer Series Paper SALE: Buy 3, Get FREE

Woot Woot!  It’s a SALE that you won’t be able to pass up.   Designer paper is on sale during the month of October, which is perfect because with Christmas around the corner you’ll need lots of paper to make those Holiday cards!

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Fine Print:

Promotion period: October 1–31, 2016
All order types qualify for this promotion.
There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free during this promotion.
Specialty Designer Series Paper and Designer Series Paper Stacks do not qualify for this promotion and cannot be redeemed through this offer.
Designer Series Paper purchased with Stampin’ Rewards or the Stampin’ Rewards 50%-off perk does not qualify for this promotion.
Designer Series Paper purchased as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this promotion.

Like what you see:  SHOP HERE!!!

Here are a few really great template samples of cards where the paper stands out and stops the show.

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Watercolor Wishes DIY Card Kit- Everything You Need to Make 20 Cards

Watercolor Wishes Card kit includes everything you need to make 20+ handmade cards, precut, with embellishments. Stamp with the ink and stamps included and give them away to those special people in your life. Learn more at StampinFool.comWatercolor Wishes Card kit includes everything you need to make 20+ handmade cards, precut, with embellishments. Stamp with the ink and stamps included and give them away to those special people in your life. Learn more at StampinFool.com

Watercolor Wishes Card kit includes everything you need to make 20+ handmade cards, precut, with embellishments. Stamp with the ink and stamps included and give them away to those special people in your life. Learn more at StampinFool.com

Have you seen the new card kits from Stampin’ Up!?  They are amazing!  Let me tell you a little bit about them, any why they are so awesome. For one, they offer all inclusive kits- that means ink, stamps, clear block, cards, embellishments, and envelopes.  All you need is to add adhesive- liquid glue, glue sticks, Snail tape runner – your choice. They are beautifully designed.  The colors are subtle and watercolored. The stamps are scripty and sweet.  The sentiments fit any occasion. And the little embellishments perfectly complete the cards.

Why do you need them?  Because they meet the need for Birthday and Thank You cards instantly.  You can order the kit and within thirty minutes, have a stack of beautiful, handmade cards to give away for birthdays and thank you’s.  You can make them all at once or make them and leave the sentiment blank for the time you need a card for a special occasion.

The Watercolor Wishes kit comes in a pretty box, perfect for gifting.  And since it comes with everything you need to complete it, you can gift it without the recipient having any extra cost.  They can jump right in and start crafting.

It is perfect for the “non-crafty”.  Okay, lets be honest- there’s no such thing as non crafty after you meet Stampin’ Up! They take all of the guesswork out of crafting for you. It is the perfect way to give a handmade gift with everything prepared for you.

Space Saving: Because the Watercolor wishes card kit comes with everything you need to make 20 cards, all in a pretty box, you won’t need a hundred other supplies.  No paper trimmer, stamps, ink pads, markers, die cuts, punches, embellishments, ribbons, or envelopes. Everything comes with the kit.  It saves space and money, coming in at $35.00 for the 20 handmade card kit and stamps.  After you make the cards, you can continue using the ink and stamps!

JULY HOSTESS CODE: S649JCAB

It was quick, easy, and still made beautiful brightly colored handmade cards that I just know my friends will love.  Below I have listed the product details as well as a quick video showing off the Oh Happy Day card kit, a few supplies in the supply list that I used to embellish the cards and step them up.   & Remember, the kit comes with all the stamps, clear stamping block, and a mini ink pad too!

Check out the kit details:

The giftable Watercolor Wishes Card Kit includes preprinted cards for the perfect artistic look without the mess. Includes supplies for 20 unique cards in 3 sizes and an exclusive stamp set. Make one when you need it, or make them all and use them later. Makes 20 unique cards. Folded card sizes: 4″ x 4″, 3-1/2″ x 5″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Instructions included.

You provide the adhesive; we’ll provide the rest, including the stamp set, clear stamp block, and ink.

* 20 cards total
* Folded card sizes: 4″ x 4″, 3-1/2″ x 5″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.2 x 10.2 cm, 8.9 x 12.7 cm, 10.8 x 14 cm)
* 12-piece photopolymer stamp set
* 20 card bases
* Die-cut accents
* Cardstock flag stickers
* Night of Navy and Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin’ Spots
*Washi tape
* Giftable Kraft box
* 50 sequins
* Wood die cuts
* Stampin’ Dimensionals
*Acrylic stamp block

Coordinating colors: Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder

If you love this kit, you’ll love these other project too: Glass Pebble Magnet TutorialMasculine Card Set, & 3D Birthday Cake Box tutorial.

JULY HOSTESS CODE: S649JCAB

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Ongoing Deals

This July, 2016 for every $50 you spend in Stampin’ Up! Products, you’ll receive a $5 credit coupon emailed right to your inbox next month!

JULY HOSTESS CODE: S649JCAB

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Oh Happy Day Card Kit- Everything You Need to Make 20 Cards

Oh Happy Day Card kit includes everything you need to make 20+ handmade cards, precut, with embellishments. Stamp with the ink and stamps included and give them away to those special people in your life. Learn more at StampinFool.com

Oh Happy Day Card kit includes everything you need to make 20+ handmade cards, precut, with embellishments. Stamp with the ink and stamps included and give them away to those special people in your life. Learn more at StampinFool.com

Stampin’ Up! has amazing card kits.  That was a huge draw for me when I first learned about SU. I loved that the kits came with stamp, ink, card supplies and envelopes.  All I needed to do was use adhesive to glue them together and add the embellishments.  I could stamp the images in the kit, wherever I wanted (or exactly as the directions suggested).  It makes for quick and easy crafting.  I got a creative escape, but without the burden of hundreds of supplies, a big mess, and a long crafting session where I was stuck for ideas.

JULY HOSTESS CODE: S649JCAB

It was quick, easy, and still made beautiful brightly colored handmade cards that I just know my friends will love.  Below I have listed the product details as well as a quick video showing off the Oh Happy Day card kit, a few supplies in the supply list that I used to embellish the cards and step them up.   & Remember, the kit comes with all the stamps, clear stamping block, and a mini ink pad too!

Check out the kit details:

Stamp and stick—that’s all it takes to create stack of all-occasion cards. Make one card when you need it, or make them all and use them later. Folded card size: 4″ x 3-1/2″, 3″ x 3″, 5″ x 3-1/2″,
5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (10.2 x 8.9 cm, 7.6 x 7.6 cm,
12.7 x 8.9 cm, 14 x 10.8 cm). Adhesive sold separately. Instructions included.

Kit includes
* Set of 13 photopolymer stamps
* 20 card bases and coordinating envelopes
* Giftable kraft box
* Die-cut glittered chipboard shapes
* Embossed sheets
* Printed die-cut images
* Die-cut gold foil sheet
* Die-cut white sheets
* Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Spot
* Printed color doilies
* Baker’s Twine
* Glittered dots
* Stampin’ Dimensionals
* Acrylic stamp block

Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Tangerine Tango, white

If you love this kit, you’ll love these other project too: Glass Pebble Magnet TutorialMasculine Card Set, & 3D Birthday Cake Box tutorial.

JULY HOSTESS CODE: S649JCAB

Ongoing Deals

This July, 2016 for every $50 you spend in Stampin’ Up! Products, you’ll receive a $5 credit coupon emailed right to your inbox next month!

JULY HOSTESS CODE: S649JCAB

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Affectionately Yours Card Set from Stampin’ Up!

One of the first things I ordered from the new 2016- 2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalog was the Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper.  I love the dark blues and reds and florally print. I knew by looking at those pretty papers that they would be the centerpiece of some beautiful handmade cards.

Once the box arrived, I started crafting.  Here is the first card set that I created.  It’s a simple floral Thank You with lots of vibrant color.  These are the May and June customer Thank You Cards.  So, if you placed an order in May or June, your card will likely look like this. The measurements are easy:

  • Base: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5.5″
  • Affectionately Yours DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″, alternate side band: 1″ x 4″
  • Pansy Flower punch, Thoughtful Banners stamp & punch bundle, Dapper Denim ink, Cucumber Crush Twine
  • Scrap of White cards stock for the banner

Affectionately Yours Card Set from StampinFool.com

Because I know you will love those cards so much, I wanted to also share the current JULY Bonus Days Promotion and upcoming special products.

For every $50 you spend in July, you’ll receive a $5 coupon emailed to you for use in August.  Which brings me to the August special:  Thoughtful Branches stamp set and Dies.

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August Special:

In August 2016, the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and thinlit dies will be available through August 31, only.  A limited, special offer, for this beautiful stamp set and die set.  I love this stamp so much!  It is gorgeous.  Below I have posted a Pinterest Board so you can see even more ideas of how you can use this versatile stamp set for every season and any occasion card or gift you could think of.  Enjoy!!

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