Blessed Leaves

Hi!  Today I am back to Fall with this Vintage Leaves card that is being offered as one of the card options on Sept 30th’s Stamp Buffet.

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I must say, I truly LOVE fall – the smells, the colors, the crisp air – there is nothing better in the Northeast.  I am very happy with how this card turned out – each leaf was stamped in the same color as the card stock, then die cut with the coordinating framelits.  The hardwood background is also stamped in the same color as the cardstock.  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso.  A little natural linen thread and there you have it.  Such a simple but oh, so pretty card for fall.

If you live in or near Northborough, MA – consider attending my Stamp Buffet on Sept 30.  I am offering 3 different times on that day to come and stamp.  Contact me for details.

Congratulations to Beth B!!  She is the winner of the Painted Harvest bundle!  I’ll get that in the mail to you!

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Witchy Treat

Hi!  How are you today?  I am doing fabulous!  I had so much fun last night doing the Holiday Catalog Party on Facebook – hoping those of you that joined me, had fun, too!

Today, I have an adorable Treat Tube holder to share.  The idea came from BJ Peters is so easy to make!  We will be making these at the September 30 Stamp Buffet!

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The hat is stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink (stamped off on scrap once).  The buckle is colored with Crushed Curry marker and then the entire hat is colored with the clear Wink of Stella glitter pen (which doesn’t really show in this picture).

To make the holder, simply score a 4x 7 7/8″ piece of cardstock at 3″, 3 5/8″, and 4 1/4″ along the 7 7/8″ edge.  Then cut between the score lines at 1 5/8″ and 2 3/8″ along the 4″ edge.  This creates the little holder for the tube. Place adhesive between the second and third score lines outside the cut lines.

Here’s a picture showing the score lines, cut lines, and adhesive placement.

Such a cute way to pass out Halloween treats this year!

I am hosting a Stamp Buffet on Saturday, Sept 30 – three sessions 10am-Noon, 1pm-3pm, 4pm-6pm EST.  If you are interested, please contact me and I’ll be happy to send you more details!

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Jingle Bells

Hi!  Breaking up the fall cards to pop in this adorable Christmas card using the little deer from the Seasonal Chums stamp set.

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He is just so cute!  The Merry Medley Designer Series Paper has a sheet with Jingle Bells and I thought it perfect for my background.  The deer is stamped with Basic Black Archival ink on Crumb Cake card stock.  His antlers, spots and hooves are colored with Chocolate Chip marker, the ears with Pink Pirouette, the bow with Real Red and the bell with Crushed Curry.  While you can’t see it in this view, I colored over the bell with the Wink of Stella marker.   I used the coordinating framelits to cut him out – so quick and easy!

The sentiment is from the Merry Cafe stamp set.  A little gold ribbon to finish him off.  A pretty quick and easy card to make if you need to mass produce your cards.   He is one of the cards that will be available for attendees to make at the Sept 30 Stamp Buffet.

If you haven’t yet, there is still time to join my Holiday Catalog Facebook party!  Just click on this link to join the group!  It all starts at 7pm Tuesday, Sept 12th!

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Time for an Eclipse

Hi!  No, it isn’t a solar eclipse!  It is a new technique I tried and LOVE! and will be sharing at a workshop this afternoon.

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We won’t be making this exact card – this is one of the cards, tho, that folks can make at my Stamp Buffet on September 30th.

Here is how you make an eclipse card (or atleast, this is the way I did it):

  1. Stamp a 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 piece of Whisper White with the pine tree from Lovely as A Tree in Garden Green ink.  I stamped the image twice before reinking – so I’d get some depth to the trees.
  2. Stamp berries on the trees in Real Red to make ornaments.
  3. Die cut NOEL using the Large Letter Framelits from the Whisper White panel.
  4. Remove the letters and apply adhesive to the back of the panel and adhere to a Chocolate Chip mat that is 4 1/16 x 5 5/16.
  5. Set the “O” back in the opening and use that to adhere the center of the O to the mat.
  6. Tie a piece of 1/8″ Real Red ribbon around the bottom.
  7. Adhere the Chocolate Chip mat to a Garden Green base.
  8. Place mini dimensionals or strips of foam adhesive to the back of the letters and adhere in the openings to pop them up.

Other versions of this technique are to die-cut multiple letters and adhere all together to get the thickness you desire and then place the letters in the openings.   You can also offset the letters a little bit in the opening so you see the mat layer peeking through.

I hope my guests today enjoy this technique and those attending the stamp buffet on the 30th choose this as one of their cards.

Don’t forget today is the last day for new subscribers to save 50% on September’s Paper Pumpkin.   You can sign up here.

Today is also the last day to order your Holiday Catalog Designer Series Paper Share!  Just submit the form below and I will send you a Paypal Invoice for your share.  Cost is $17.50 (plus $5 S/H for non-local customers)  US residents only.

Also, you still have a few days to earn this tutorial FREE!

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Halloween Treats

Hi!  How are you today?  I hope doing well!  Today I have a little holder to share with you!  I saw these adorable holders designed by Kelly Acheson – here is a link to her video.  Had to give it a try for Halloween.

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Are these not the cutest?  Here is the back side of the pumpkin:

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These little guys hold 6 nuggets each!  I made a bunch of these to sell at a craft fair – I can’t wait to see how they do!

The pumpkins are stamped in Basic Black Archival ink on Pumpkin Pie card stock.  I colored the leaves with an Old Olive marker and the faces with a Basic Black marker.   The cat is actually just punched from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper!  No stamping needed!  The moon behind the cat is a 2 1/4″ circle of Daffodil Delight.  The Designer Series Paper on both boxes is also from the Spooky Night pack and is 1/2″ by 8 3/4″ long.

I used Tear & Tape to assemble my holder.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project!

Don’t forget, Sunday, Sept 10 is the last day for new Paper Pumpkin subscribers to save 50% on their first month!

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Don’t forget, you can order a sample of all the Holiday Catalog Designer Series Papers.  Just fill out the form below by Sept 10th.  I will send a paypal invoice to you for payment.   Each share is $17.50 plus $5 S/H if you are not local to Northboro, MA.  This is for US customers only.  You will get a total of 56 6×6 pieces of Designer Series Paper.

Place an on-line order of $50 US prior to S/H and tax, in my store using the specified  hostess code by September 15 and you will receive this Painted Harvest tutorial FREE!

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Patterned Pumpkins

Hi! Today I have a card for you made with the Pick A Pumpkin stamp set and Patterned Pumpkins coordinating thinlets.  Did you know you can purchase these two items as a bundle and save 10%?  I love a deal!

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The pumpkins are stamped in Pumpkin Pie ink and the stem is colored with Old Olive.  The faces are stamped with Basic Black Archival ink.  A quick tip if you want to make multiples – line up the pumpkins on one block – leaving enough room in between each pumpkin for the metal thinlet to cut it out – and stamp them together.  Then, line up the faces on the pumpkins where you want them to be (do not ink them yet), then place your clear acrylic block over the faces to pick them up at one time.  This way they are aligned on your block and you can stamp all three at the same time.   This will also allow you to die cut all three pumpkins at the same time!

The sentiment is from Seasonal Chums stamp set and the bat is die cut from the coordinating Seasonal Tags framelits.  I love how our products coordinate!  The border for the sentiment is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.  It is inked in Basic Black while the sentiment is stamped in Old Olive.   These are then punched out with the Classic Label punch.

The Designer Series Paper on the left is  a piece from the Merry Little Christmas paper pack.  The patterns in this pack aren’t just for Christmas!  The card is finished with a little bit of the Basic Black Vintage Crochet Trim.

Don’t forget, you can order a sample of all the Holiday Catalog Designer Series Papers.  Just fill out the form below by Sept 10th.  I will send a paypal invoice to you for payment.   Each share is $17.50 plus $5 S/H if you are not local to Northboro, MA.  This is for US customers only.  You will get a total of 56 6×6 pieces of Designer Series Paper.

Place an on-line order of $50 US prior to S/H and tax, in my store using the specified  hostess code by September 15 and you will receive this Painted Harvest tutorial FREE!

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Painted Harvest

Hi!  I am so excited as today is the launch of the Holiday Catalog!!  One of my favorite sets in the catalog is the Painted Harvest set – perfect for your fall needs.   See below how you can win this set!!

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I saw this sketch a few weeks back at Freshly Made Sketches and wanted to give it a try.  I made this card for a swap I participated in with other demonstrators to showcase the new Holiday Catalog sets.  I am hoping to get my swaps over the weekend. Hopefully, those who got this card, like it.

I stamped the sunflower petals in Crushed Curry. The center dark circle is Chocolate Chip stamped off once.  The very center seeds are stamped in Crumb Cake.

My sentiment is also stamped in Chocolate Chip.

For the panel, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla at 3 1/2 x 4 3/4″.   I then cut off the bottom right corner.  I angled the card stock more the bottom left corner to create my shape.   The Chocolate Chip panel is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8″.   I attached the Very Vanilla panel to the Chocolate Chip (after it was stamped) and used those edges to guide the angled cuts on the Chocolate Chip panel.   Tie a piece of Crushed Curry ribbon along the top before adhering the panel to Thick Very Vanilla base.  The sentiment was stamped last.

When using this set, I highly recommend having the Stampin’ Pierce Mat under your card stock – especially for the sentiments.

Because I love this set so much, I am giving away a FREE bundle!!  Just leave a comment by September 14th, and I will draw one lucky winner on the 15th to receive this set and the coordinating punch!!  (Sorry, I can only offer this to US residents per Stampin’ Up! policy.)

Holiday Catalog Paper Share!

  I am offering a Paper Share for the Designer Series Papers in the Holiday Catalog!   This is for US only!  Each share is $17.50 (plus $5 S/H).  You will get 6×6 samples of all the papers shown below for a total of 56 sheets!  Please email me at teresa.howe@verizon.net if you are interested.  Order must be placed by September 10th with payment.  Shares will be shipped by the end of September. 

 

If you haven’t received a hard copy of the Holiday Catalog and would like one – please let me know!  I’d be happy to mail one out to you if you live in the US.

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A Pop of Paradise

Hi!  Today I am so excited to share with  you some of the cards I made using the August Paper Pumpkin kit!!  As most know, I get the kit every month, but rarely do I sit down and do it.  This one, I did!!  I LOVE IT!!

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The kit is called Giftable Greetings and comes with 8 cards and a gorgeous box with a clear lid to put them in so you can gift them to a friend or family member!  The colors are so bright and cheerful – and there are tons of supplies – so I’ll be making more than 8 cards using other card stock and Designer Series Paper.   The kit has 6 stamped Thanks ovals, 6 stamped Congrats ovals and 6 blank ovals.  Since I don’t need quite so many Congrats cards, I flipped some of those over and created Hello and Happy Birthday cards instead.  I still have 10 ovals on which to stamp more sentiments!

Here is a closer view of some of the cards.  These two use the pre-stamped sentiments that come in the kit.

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This next one uses the sentiment from Birthday Blooms.  I also rotated the card to make it landscape vs portrait.  The sentiment is stamped in Calypso Coral.

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This next one I used the hello stamp from Hello, Friend – the embossing kit coordinating stamp set.  It is stamped in Pool Party ink:

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Are these cards gorgeous or what?  The flowers remind me a bit of Hawaii – thus a little pop of paradise.

Are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber?  Did you get the August kit?  No?  As a current subscriber, you are able to buy past kits and refill kits – I expect these will go fast once they are announced later this month.

If you are not a current subscriber – subscribe today!!  Use promo code HALFOFF0917 and save 50% on your first month!!  Sign up here!

Current subscribers and past subscribers – if you have signed up with me and receive the September 2017 kit, I will enter you into a drawing for a 3 month pre-paid subscription!   Drawing will be held near the end of September.

Don’t forget, Bonus Day Coupons expire on August 31st!!  If you haven’t redeemed yours yet, now is the time!!  Shop my on-line store here and get those savings today!!

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Out to Sea

Hi!  Today I am back with a card we made at Friday’s Any Occasion’s class.  The goal of the class was to make cards that just needed a sentiment for the occasion on hand.

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This card uses the High Tide and So Many Shells sets.  The water and birds are from High Tide while the sentiment is from So Many Shells. These two sets work so well together.  The water is stamped with Marina Mist ink, the birds with Chocolate Chip and the Sentiment in Sahara Sand.   It may be a little hard to see, but Soft Sky ink was dabbed on using a sponge for the sky.   The stamped panel is mounted to a Marina Mist panel and the base is Thick Whisper White.  A very quick and easy card that can be used for masculine birthdays, thanks or could also be used for a Sympathy card.

Just a reminder, if you earned a bonus coupon in July, please use them before August 31st!  I’d hate for you to lose out on that savings you earned!

Also, the Carols of Christmas bundle can be ordered this month so you can get a head start on those Christmas projects!

Order your bundle in my On-Line store here!

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Sunflowers – Stamp It Fall Blog Hop

Hi!  Today I am hopping with the Stamp It! Team for a Fall Themed Blog Hop!   I am also giving you a sneak peek at a new set that will be available on September 1 in the Holiday Catalog.

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This set is so pretty!! I love how the sunflowers turned out.  They are stamped in Crushed Curry and Chocolate Chip.  The sentiment is stamped in Crumb Cake.   There is a matching leaf punch so you can bundle the two items together for a 10% savings.  Be sure to add this bundle to your Holiday Catalog wish list and then stop back on September 1 to place your order!

Make sure to leave a comment below with the #stampitcontest hashtag to be entered to win this great prize!

Congratulations to our July Hop Winner!!

Now hop on over and check out all the other great fall projects!

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