Team Stamp It Thanksgiving Blog Hop


Hi!  Welcome to the Team Stamp It! Thanksgiving Blog Hop!  Did you ever have a card in your head and actually have it come out the way you pictured it – or even better than you pictured it?  Well, that rarely happens to me – usually what I envision doesn’t translate from my brain to the final product – but in this case it did and I was ecstatic!  I love how this turned out!

SU! Vintage Leaves, Acorny Thank You

I sponged Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry ink diagonally across my Whisper White panel.  I then randomly stamped the small leaves in Elegant Eggplant ink.  Finally, I stamped the oak and maple leaves in Versamark and embossed with Copper Embossing powder.  I mounted this panel on Elegant Eggplant, tied Burlap ribbon around it.  Next, I die cut a Copper Foil and Elegant Eggplant leaf using the Paisley thinlets.  I stamped my sentiment in Elegant Eggplant, punched with the Classic Label punch, sponged the same three colors on the tag and then tied the two leaves and  sentiment around the burlap ribbon using Linen Thread.   It is shinier in real life than I captured in the picture.

I was having fun with my sponging, so made this card as well:

SU! Vintage Leaves, Petals & Paisleys

For this card, I sponged Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry inks and stamped the leaves in Elegant Eggplant.  The sentiment is inked in Cajun Craze as well and the Banner Triple punch was used to create the flag ends.  A little Thick Black Baker’s Twine to finish it off.  I need to make a few more of either card (or maybe both) to send out to family and friends next month to let them know how Grateful I am to have them in my life.

I hope today’s creations inspire you!

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A Little Bag

Hi!  Thanks so much for the great response to yesterday’s post on my cards – the comments made my heart smile!  I am so happy I have inspired you!

Today, I have a little bag to show you – I think these would be cute sitting on your Thanksgiving table for your family and friends with a little note tucked inside telling them why you are thankful they are in your life.

SU! Gift Bag Punch Board, Petals & Paisleys DSP, Thoughtful Banners

These are made using the Gift Bag punch board.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Petals and Paisley Designer Specialty pack.  Start with a piece that is 10″ x 4″ (this allows you to make 3 from 1 sheet of paper!).  Use the Small setting on the board to make your bags.  I do have a hint in regards to punching the holes if you are a first timer (like I was) for threading the ribbon – line up the score lines used to make the front and back panels of the bag with the indicator on the reverse punch – not the center side panel score line!  I couldn’t find that in the directions so thought I’d mention it here.

The sentiment on the bags is from the Thoughtful Banners set and punched with the coordinating Banner punch.

Here is a close-up of two of the bags:

SU! Gift Bag Punch Board, Petals & Paisleys DSP, Thoughtful Banners

I used the Mint Macaron Sheer Ribbon on this one to tie my bag closed.  Don’t worry – the banner is popped up with dimensionals and the ribbon tucked behind so the receiver can still untie the bow to peek at the gift inside.

SU! Gift Bag Punch Board, Petals & Paisleys DSP, Thoughtful Banners

For this one, I used the Delightful Dijon ribbon from the Ribbon Trio pack in the Holiday Catalog.

I hope you enjoyed today’s little bags and please let me know if you decide to try your hand at making them!

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Not Just For Haunting

Hi!  How are you today?  It’s a bit wet here this morning, but will be another warm day – so I’ll take it!  Today I have a card using stamps from the Jar of Haunts set – but don’t be scared – there is no haunting here!

SU! Jar of Haunts, Lovely as a Tree

I used the pumpkin and stem images from the set to make this cute fall card.  These were colored using a blender pen – my attempt at shading I think came out pretty well.  The leaves at the bottom are from the Lovely as a Tree set.  The layout from the card is this week’s Global Design Project challenge – #GDP058  To add interest to the card, I used my paper piercer to create a design in opposite corners.  I also tied linen thread around my main panel and added the leaf from the Paisley framelits.   The Designer Series Paper is once again from the Petals & Paisley Designer Series Paper pack.

What are you crafting these days?

I also wanted to congratulate Mary Blocher – our winner from the Team Stamp It! September Blog hop!


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Fall Basket

Hi! Today I am back with a fall card using the Basket of Wishes stamp set in the Holiday Catalog.   This set is so versatile and can be used all year long.

SU! Basket of Wishes

The basket is stamped in Chocolate Chip ink on Crumb Cake card stock.  The pumpkins, gourds, and leaves are colored with markers.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Petals & Paisleys Designer Specialty Paper pack.  The image is layered on Cajun Craze card stock while the Designer Paper is layered on Mint Macaron.  To add interest, I used the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack to pierce around the panels.  The sentiment is stamped in Chocolate Chip ink on Crumb Cake scrap and die cut using the Bunch of Banners framelits.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project!
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Team Stamp It! Halloween Hop


Hi! Today I am hopping with the Team Stamp It! Halloween Blog Hop!  I hope you are enjoying  the great ideas every one is sharing!

Today I have a card and a treat holder!

SU! Spooky Fun

The card uses the Spooky Fun bundle – love the die cuts for this bundle – so many possibilities for that tree!

Here’s a close-up of the card:

SU! Spooky Fun I created a mask for the moon using the 1 3/4″ circle punch and then brayered the background using Rich Razzleberry, Island  Indigo and Night of Navy ink.  After removing the mask, I lightly sponged So Saffron on the moon and stamped the witch silhouette.  I also added the tombstones and some bats.

For the Pouch, I used the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper.


Here is a link to the directions for making the pouch:  SCS Diaper Fold Pouch   You can make these any size – just start with a square piece of paper.  For my pouch, I started with a 6×6″ square.

I wanted to coordinate with the card, so I made a moon with the witch to attach to the front and added the trick or treat sentiment.  Very quick and easy!

Hope you liked today’s Halloween inspiration!

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Too Cute to Spook

Hi!  How are you today?  Hope you are doing well.  I have a blended fold card for you today – it’s a combination of a Z-fold and Joy Fold card.  I went with a Halloween theme as well  because this little guy is just too cute.

SU! Cookie Cutter Halloween, Spooky Fun

He is from the Cookie Cutter Halloween set in the Holiday Catalog and there is a matching punch to go with it!  The sentiments are from the Spooky Fun set – also a great Halloween set that has coordinating Framelits.  The Design Series Paper is from the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Paper pack.

Here are directions on how I did the folds:

  • Base Card: 4 1/4 x 11 – Score at 5 1/2″ and 8 1/4″ along the 11″ side.
  • Fold up on the 5 1/2″ score and down on the 8 1/4″ score.  (This makes the Z-fold)
  • For the Vampire panel – Cardstock is 3″ x 8″ – score at 4″ along the 8″ side.
  • Fold on the 4″ score and attach to the back panel of the Z-fold.

Here is a side view of the card:


The little “eek!” circle is placed to allow you to tuck the corner of the front panel under to keep the card upright..  (This is the Joy Fold part).

What do you think?

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A New Technique!

Hi!  I saw a video yesterday by Stampin’ Up! using a technique called Watercolor Lift and had to try it.   While I love the technique, I do need to play around more with color combos.  I decided to try my hand at snowflakes:

SU! Tin of Tags, Snow Place, Star of Light

Unfortunately, Soft Sky became too washed out after doing the “lift” process – so you cannot really see the snowflakes in the first section of the card. I do like how they pop in the Tempting Turquoise and Night of Navy panels.  It’s also hard to see – but this is  done on the Shimmery White Cardstock – so there is a bit of sparkle to it.

Here is the video by Stampin’ Up! that shows how to do the technique:

I do like the look – so will be trying it again.  If you give it a try – let me know what you think.

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And new Special Deals were announced today – this is the last set for the month!

Lots to share with you today!  Hope you find inspiration in it!

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Sweet Gingerbread

Hi!  Today I am playing along with this week’s Global Design Projects Theme Challenge – #GPD051 which is FOOD!

I love food!  Since I had out new goodies from the Holiday Catalog – which is now available for everyone to purchase! I decided to use the Cookie Cutter Christmas set and make this card:

SU! Cookie Cutters Christmas, Oh What Fun

Are these not the cutest?  I love this product suite and the Cookie Cutter Halloween (see last Saturday’s post!) set.  The Cookie Cutter Christmas is bundled with a coordinating punch!  You save 10% when you purchase the bundle.  The sentiment is from the Oh! What Fun set in the Annual Catalog and I think is just perfect for this card.  I did fussy cut the banner part of the sentiment so that I could change the color and make it pop on the card.  It’s pretty easy to do.  The edge of the Design Series Paper was cut using the Swirly Scribbles die.

Well, I hope you like my take on this week’s challenge!  I’d love to hear what you think!

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