Happy National Cookie Day!

Hi!  Today is National Cookie Day!  What better way to celebrate than with the Nothing’s Better Than suite!

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My favorite cookie is the Peanut butter Blossom.  We make them near the holidays for the most part – so we will be making them soon!

Crumb Cake and Petal Pink form the base colors for this card.  A little texture is added to the Petal Pink by embossing with the Tasteful Textures Embossing Folder.

The Bermuda Bay plate adds a nice pop of colorful.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Brights 6×6″ stack.  For a lighter look to the cookies, stamp off once before stamping on Whisper White card stock.

So, what’s your favorite cookie?

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Sneak Peek!

Hi!  Today I am showcasing the new Quite Curvy Bundle that is in the January-June Mini Catalog – BUT – you can purchase it now!  PLUS – through December 31 – you can get the Curvy Christmas stamp set and Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper Pack!  These are perfect for your holiday card making!

Today’s card features the Quite Curvy Stamp Set and Curvy Dies.

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The base for this card is Thick Whisper White Cardstock measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at  4 1/4″ and folded.

A piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 2 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ was embossed using the Meadow Moments Embossing Folder.

A piece of Soft Seafoam cardstock measuring 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ was attached to the embossed Whisper White to give a total mat layer measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The sentiment is stamped in Mossy Meadow ink.

The leaves are stamped in Mossy Meadow ink on Old Olive Cardstock and die cut with the coordinating die.  The bird is stamped in Memento Black ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends – Soft Suede and Ivory.  The leaf branches are die cut from Soft Seafoam and Mossy Meadow cardstock.   Apply  the Adhesive Sheets to the back of your cardstock scraps to make it easy to attach the leaves!

This bundle will be a great addition to your papercrafting supplies due to its versatile sentiments and neutral images.

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The Curvy Christmas stamp set and Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper can only be purchased as part of a bundle.   Purchase your variety bundle – which includes two stamp sets, a set of dies and the Designer Series Paper pack, here.   Oh, and when you do -you save 10% on the entire bundle!  This also makes a great gift for your crafty friends and family!  Don’t wait!  Get it today!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi!  I just wanted to take a minute and wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!  I so appreciate your support of my small business with your comments and pins of my projects here on my blog.  For those that follow me on Facebook, thanks for your likes and comments there as well!

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This is a pretty simply card – but I truly love the clean look to it and the pop of the focal circle image.

A 2″ punch i used to create the circle.  Mint Macaron ink is sponged on the edge (you could also just scrape the edge on the ink pad).   The leaves and acorns are punched from the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Specialty paper.  The leaves behind the circle and in the corner are stamped in Mint Macaron ink.  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso.

The base of the card is Thick Very Vanilla measuring 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.  A piece of Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″ is first stamped with the small leaf image and then embossed with the Subtle Embossing folder.  The circle is adhered directly to the Very Vanilla layer while the leaves and acorns are attached using mini dimensionals.

This card is for all of you to THANK YOU for your support!

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Pretty Poinsettias

Hi!  Taking a little break from Fall cards to bring you this set made with the Poinsettia Petals bundle in the August-December mini.

For each of the cards, the base is the Gold Cards and Envelopes featured on page 51 of the August-December mini.  I love the gold edging on these cards and felt it coordinated well with the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper.

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For this card, I stamped the poinsettia in Soft Suede ink and stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock.  I used the two smaller poinsettias to make the one.  The leaves are done with Old Olive ink on Old Olive cardstock.  The sentiment is heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder and die cut with a die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set.

To “round” the corners of the Designer Series Paper and NOT cover the design in the corners of the base case, I used the Everyday Label punch.  Flip over the punch and stick the corner of the Designer Series Paper into the corner of the punch!

The beaded pearls are the perfect finishing touch for the card.

Here is the 2nd version – just change up the Designer Series background paper:

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And the 3rd:

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Changing it up a little more for the next one:

Poinsettia Petals, Poinsettia Place, Christmas, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #AugDecMini

Here I used Real Red cardstock and Real Red ink for the poinsettia to coordinate better with the Designer Series Paper.

And lastly:

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For this one, I used markers to color the Pine branch and pine cone and then fussy cut around them (the die doesn’t get as close I liked, so I trimmed them further with Paper snips).  A little linen thread was used to make a bow for the beaded pearls to sit on.

This suite would be perfect for your Christmas cards and the Gold cards and envelopes the perfect backdrop for this gorgeous paper.  I hope you’ll check it out!

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Fall Accordian

Hi!  Today I have a fun fold card that we did at one of the Mystery Stamp nights I host on-line.   This features products from the Gilded Autumn Suite in the August-December Mini catalog.

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Here is the view of the card opened:

Gilded Autumn, Accordian Card, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Fall, #AugDecMini

The base of the card is Very Vanilla and measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  A piece of Cajun Craze measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″ and embossed with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder is adhered to the base.

The accordian fold layer is a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 1 1/2″, 3″, 5 1/2″ and 8″.

Designer Series Paper measuring 1 1/4″ x 4″ is adhered to the first panel.  Designer Series Paper measuring 2 1/4″ x 4″ (need 2) is adhered to the 3rd and 4th panels.   A final strip measuring 1/2″ x 4″ is adhered to the right most edge.

A belly band is creating using a 1 1/2″ x 9″ piece of Cajun Craze.  Wrap the strip around the card so that the ends meet in the front.  Attach the ends to each other with a piece of Tear and Tape.

To decorate the belly band, I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso ink on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  The leaves and acorn were punched from the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper.

While the card cannot stand up on its own, it is a little something different and a new fold to try.

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Beautiful Autumn

Hi!  How are you?  We are in my favorite season of the year and the Beautiful Autumn Bundle captures that perfectly!

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I love this card!  While relatively quick and easy, the square from the Swirly Frames set is perfect to showcase the leaves and acorn.  The images are actually punched from the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper – this paper is just gorgeous and perfect for your fall crafting needs.

The squares are stamped in Early Espresso and die cut with the Stitched Shapes dies.  The sentiment is also stamped in Early Espresso ink.

The base of the card is Very Vanilla Thick cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ and folded.

A piece of Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″ is scored three times starting at 1 1/2″ and 1/8″ apart.

I hope you check out the Gilded Autumn Suite for your fall crafting needs!

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Mountain Sunset

Hi!  Keeping with the brayer theme from the other day, today’s card features a brayered background.

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The sunset is created using the brayer.  I started with Daffodil Delight ink and covered the entire piece of Whisper White.  To ink up the brayer, roll the brayer in just one direction repeatedly.  Do not go in a back and forth motion or you will end up with uneven coverage.  Start partially off the cardstock at the top and roll the brayer across the entire length.  Pick up the brayer and bring it back to the starting side (for me, that would be the left end as I am left handed) and roll over the cardstock overlapping this pass with the first one.  Continue with this method all the way down the cardstock.  Reink the brayer and repeat.  Continue to repeat until you have the color you’d like.  Repeat with Pumpkin Pie  – but do not go all the way down the paper this time – end shorter so that some of the Daffodil still shows.  The last color to apply is Cajun Craze -ending this one maybe 1/4 to 1/3 of the way down so that the Pumpkin Pie shows.

The mountains are stamped using Gray Granite ink.  I stamped the original image first, and then flipped the stamp over (as these are reversibles) and inked the backside to fill in the mountain range.   I then stamped using the back side again to fill in near the bottom of the cardstock panel.  Lastly, I lightly dragged the ink pad near the bottom edge to color it in.  You could also do this part with the brayer for a smoother look.

The birds are stamped in Jet Black Stazon and are from the High Tide stamp set.

The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings and is punched using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch.

I hope you enjoyed a few uses for the brayer this week.

Don’t forget, we are half-way through our Designer Series Paper Sale!  Stock up now on your favorites while they are 15% off.

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Brayered Bricks

Hi!  Today I have a card to share featuring brayered bricks.  We were playing with brayers in a recent workshop, and I shared how you could use the brayer on embossed images.

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First, pick a colored cardstock – for this I used Crumb Cake.  Run the cardstock through your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss with the Brick and Mortar Embossing Folder.  Then use the brayer to apply ink to the embossed cardstock.  Here I used Early Espresso.   If you do not want to flatten your image, leave the cardstock in the folder and apply the ink.  The folder allows the cardstock to hold the shape of the embossing folder while the ink is applied.

To finish this card, I used more of those Baby Wipe leaves from the Love of Leaves bundle (yes, I still have some left to use) with some linen thread.  The sentiment is from Autumn Goodness.  This is die cut using the Stitched Rectangle dies and layered on Early Espresso cardstock.

The base is Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5 1/2″ and fold.  An Early Espresso layer measuring 4 1/16″ x 5 5/16″ is  adhered to the base before adhering the embossed brick layer.

Try adding some color to your embossing folder images and see what you come up with!  The color pairings you can make – what fun.

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Happy Birthday!

Hi!  Today is my birthday so I have a cute Gift Card holder to share with you featuring the Way To Goat stamp set!

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This stamp set is adorable!  I shared this card with a group of ladies during a workshop and then decided to use it during this past week’s Facebook Live.  It is just that cute not to share!

Here’s what you need:  (dimensions below are height by length)

  • Base Cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 8″ – score at 2 1/2″ on the 8″ side.
  • Base Cardstock – 3 3/4″ x 8″ – score at 4″ and fold in half.
  • Coordinating Mat Cardstock – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Coordinating Mat Cardstock – 4 1/8″ x 2 3/8″
  • Coordinating Mat Cardstock – 3″ x 3″
  • Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 2 1/4″
  • Designer Series Paper – 3 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Designer Series Paper – 2″ x 4″
  • Neutral Cardstock – 3 5/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Neutral Cardstock – 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″

The assembly for this card is shown in this video:

The goat is stamped in Memento Black Ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  The one above uses Smoky Slate and Petal Pink.  In the video, I switched to Gray Granite for the goat.

One important tip – adhere the ribbon to the very base before adhering any of the layers.  If you forget this step, you could just wrap the ribbon around the back of the card as well.

The Designer Series Paper used is the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper from the 2020 Annual Catalog.  It is on sale this month for 15% off!  This paper is perfect for both male and female cards – I LOVE when my paper packs are versatile and have patterns and colors for anyone!

Here’s the inside view:

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