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Welcome! If you didnt arrive from Kathe Oldham at The JorjaRose Files then make sure you click all the way through to see all the great projects featuring our Favourite Products that are retiring from the Stampin’ Up! catalogue.

My projects feature the retiring set Today and Everyday which is one of my favourites. I used it to make my Mum’s Mothers Day Card and try a new Fancy Fold called a Double Twisted Easel.

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I used the super word set Crazy About You from the  Occasions Catalogue for the sentiments and leaf stamping. The DSP is also from the Occasions catalogue and is called Painted Blooms. The card colours are Crisp Cantaloupe and Baked Brown Sugar.  I’m quite sad to see these 2013-2015 In Colours going as they were real favourites with me. And it’s too late now to get any more as the Cardstock is all gone : (

Take a closer look at the two display fronts. One is very clean and simple but the other has been coloured, fussy cut and layered to make it 3D and Crumb Cake seam binding threaded through some punched holes. I was this technique on a card by Sandi Hartka

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I also added a touch of gold with my Stampin’ Dazzle Gold Marker (retiring) and used my Stampin’ Write Markers to colour the lanterns.

I’ve put together a tutorial for you for the Double Twisted Easel Card so give it a go. Double Twisted Easel Card Tutorial

Here are some wee Notecards I made too

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The next stop is to Sally Robertson’s Up and Away

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Links to all the blogs in the hop in case you get lost:

1. Lisa – Daffyscrapper – You are here
2. Sally Robertson
3. Kathryn Tyrrell
4. Delys Cram
5. Alicia Yap
6. Jackie Noble
7. Ria Kaire
8. Katherine Oldham

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Quick and Easy 2 different ways

I love this quick easy design with just a couple of wee changes can look quite different.

P1040638This one uses the matryoshka dolls from  Today and Everyday. The cool thing about this card design is you can do it all with only ONE stamp. I have used the same colour-way for both cards: Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon,  Pistachio Pudding and Wild Wasabi. One light and one dark of each shade with a little Smoky Slate to add shadows.

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You can just see the clever sponging trick I used to add some interest to the background. I punched the Scalloped Oval punch overlapping in a “line” a couple of time to create a template and the used that with Soft Sky to sponge some waves.

I did cheat a little with the 2nd card and used a different sentiment as this stamp is from our Hey Valentine set from the Occasions Catalogue. This is only available until June 1 due to a change in the catalogue end date so don’t miss out