Team Swaps- Summer Mini Album!

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Swaps, swaps and more swaps!

Here are my little summer mini-albums…

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I have so many team swaps to make this month that I decided to make them all at once for my downline team, my upline team and for my stampin‘ sisters and cousins in other lines which meet regularly…just because!!!!

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I just made these very small, with only one sheet of very vanilla for the pages. BUT, if you choose, you can add another 1/2 of a sheet and give yourself another 6 areas to put more pictures and journaling!

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It could really be quite big if you like…my album is 3,5″ x 3,5″ but you could easily make a  6″x6″ with 12 x 12 paper! Only requirement is that it is square!

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I used the water-color techniques which I had used this summer on vacation to make my own postcards. Today I will share some of these techniques using acrylic blocks and embossing folders with my Stampin‘ sisters at a team meeting at Maggies‘ house!  Looking forward to a very nice (hot) afternoon!Fish Leporello8 Stempelwalküre Swap 2016

Have a great day!

Cynthia „Stempelwalküre“

„Re-loved“ Desk Caddy by Stempelwalküre

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After making a tuna salad for lunch, I was washing up and was rinsing out the cans of tuna, peas, and corn to put them in the recycling bin. My trash bin was a little full, well let us say, „slightly“ over-flowing (to put it mildly :-O). Sooo… I just washed the cans out and let them dry on the kitchen counter.

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The next day I decided to make chili for lunch, and yet another can sat on my counter „waiting“ to be thrown out…

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I removed the paper labels unconsciously as I spoke to my girlfriend on the phone …

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I picked, picked and picked some more at the stringy glue until it stuck no more…

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All of a sudden.these small silver aluminum cans started to look pretty interesting..hmmm….

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After all, I had invested already 10 whole minutes cleaning them…I couldn’t just discard them, now could I ?😀

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Well, instead of landing in the garage with the other recyclable stuff, these little silver beauties did finally end up on the my craft table!

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Within minutes they were dressed in some gorgeous design paper and adorned with ribbons…

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I decided to attach them together with Velcro and have found a prominent place on my desk!

What pleasure it is to find a way to re-love items which you have just laying around your house! YAY! Creativity is in the air! My dear friend Maggie Quack has also some beautiful re-loved items for school kids on her blog this month. Take a peek maggiequack.de

Hope you have a nice day!

Cynthia „Stempelwalküre“

Foxy – Fold Up Desk Calender Card by Stempelwalküre

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Here is a cute mini-gift idea! Sometimes I just use it as a birthday card or anniversary card and circle the birthdate or anniversary of the recipient, and other times I attach a full mini calender for a school-start or to welcome a new year!

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I made a number of these this summer to give to my friends. I keep this tiny desk calender directly next to the telephone to keep an eye on my dates and to jot down any telephone number or note to myself!

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The special feature of this gift is that it is in the form of an easel card and can be folded down to the size of an A6 card and be send in a regular size envelope to suprise friends with a little gift in their mailbox!😀

I think it will cost a bit more postage, but really worth the smile it will provoke!

Cynthia „Stempelwalküre“

Happiest of Birthdays to you!

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Here is a birthday card which I made for a girlfriend this summer.

It is always fun to make a special card for a creative friend. They seem to really appreciate all the little details and finer brush stokes.😀

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As I looked at the finished card from above, I considered putting a little vase with a rose in the middle of the card. (But then I decided it might be a little overkill :-D)

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I love this type of card with all of the possibilities!

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I have just recieved a box filled with the new Stampin‘ Up Autumn-Winter catalogues😀, beautiful design paper, new punches, embellishments and holiday stamp sets… all very exciting, but I am not ready for snowmen and pine cones just yet!!! I am still enjoying the sunny weather, blooming flowers and sandy beach feelings. I am sure that the fall feeling will come as soon as I unpack the box and get my hands on the new stash. Until then, I will be soaking up the last days of summer!

Cynthia „Stempelwalküre“

Wedding Anniversary Card with simple water-color technique!

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Just a little stamping ink and water…

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a little soft water coloring technique and a piece of scrap design paper…

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Ta – taaaam, finished!

Having a great time this summer playing with my markers and different techniques using water and ink!  More experiments to come…

Have a great day!

Cynthia „Stempelwalküre“

Happy Birthday Card!

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Here is another fancy fold card.  There are so many great variations of this kind of card, that I never get tired of trying new cuts and folds.

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They are not so hard to make at all and lots of fun to decorate! There are so many panels to fill with decorations, embellishments and even some photos if you like. These make a great gift, all by themselves.

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Try putting 2 or 3  together for a cute mini album!

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Hope you like my project. Keep an eye out for my upcoming workshop schedule!

Have a lovely day!

Cynthia „Stempelwalküre“

Stamping on DSP!

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Why not make it easy on yourself and stamp directly onto design paper?

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I sometimes forget how many options there are with stamping…I will definitely put this back on the top of my creativity list!!

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Hope you like my idea today…wishing all of you a wonderful day!

Cynthia „Stempelwalküre“