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:

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

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:

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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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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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I’m So Glad

Hi!  Today I am hopping with the winner’s from September’s International Blog Highlights!  I am so excited to be part of this month’s Top 10.   I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you.

To say thanks – I made this card for YOU!

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You see, I love creating cards, stamping and sharing my knowledge with you in the hopes of inspiring you and bringing out your creativity.  So, yes, I am so glad you are in my life!

For this card, I used a few different techniques.  We will start with the background.  I ran my Crumb Cake ink pad over the inside front of my Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder, placed my Whisper White card stock inside then ran it through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine.   This is layered on Early Espresso card stock which is layered on Thick Whisper White card stock.

For the leaves, I used the Love Of Leaves stamp set from the August-December mini and the Baby Wipe technique.  Using generic baby wipes (these are the best as they typically do not have a design in them that you could inadvertently pick up when doing this technique – ask me how I know), drop ink from different colors of reinkers on to folded baby wipes (I used 3 wipes to make my pad).  The colors for the leaves are Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, and Garden Green.  Make sure the area you cover with the reinkers is large enough for your largest stamp.  These baby wipes become your ink pad.  Ink the stamps using the baby wipes and stamp on Whisper White card stock.  This is a fun technique.  The more you use the baby wipe, the more blended your colors will become.   You can watch this video here to see how I created my ink pad (the first part of the video is the creation of the pad):


I then die cut the leaves using the coordinating Stitched Leaves dies.   I also die cut the largest leaf from Cajun Craze card stock.   These are adhered together using Seal Adhesive.  A piece of Linen Thread is tied around the top of the leaves.  They are attached to the card front using dimensionals.

The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso ink on a  strip of Whisper White card stock.  The left end is punched using the Banners Pick A Punch.  A small strip of Early Espresso is placed behind the sentiment.

A little leaf from the In Good Taste Embellishment pack is used to finish off the card.

Thank you so much for being a part of my stamping family!  I truly do appreciate your support and am so happy you are part of my life.

Make sure you check out the rest of the winners!


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A Little Treat

Hi! Welcome to the Team Stamp It September Blog Hop!   This month we are featuring Halloween projects!  I am excited to share this little treat with you featuring products from the August-Dec Mini Catalog.

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I know, you were probably expecting a candy holder, but I decided to go with something a little different.  I’ll still be packaging up candy for the little ones, but thought some of my friends would appreciate these.

We’ll start with the Chapstick holder – this is a take on the one shown in August-December Mini Catalog on page 52.   Since I didn’t have the Magic in the Night bundle, I changed it up a bit.  My die cut is made using Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  The Designer Series Paper is Magic in the Night.  I only made one slit in the middle to hold the Chapstick since my die is a bit smaller than the one used in the catalog.  The sentiment, tag and spider come from the Little Treats Bundle in the August-December Catalog.  I used Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry Markers to color the sentiment.  I did use the 1 1/2″ Mesh Ribbon to tie around the Chapstick – I love this ribbon – so fun and perfect for that spidery web.  For the tag, tho, I went with the 3/8″ Glittered Organdy ribbon from the Annual Catalog.

Now, what is hiding inside the box on the left?  Well, let’s open it and see!

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Yes, tucked inside is a Pocket Bac hand sanitizer!  How cute is this?  And, let me tell you, very easy to make.

The box is Rich Razzleberry measuring 2 1/4″ by 10 1/2″.  Score on the 10 1/2″ side at 2″, 3″, 6″, 7″, 9″ and 10″.  Using the smallest Oval in the Stitched Shapes die set, cut a hole in between the 9″ and 10″ score lines.

It should look like this:

PocketBac Template

Fold on all the score lines with a bone folder to get crisp edges and then lay flat.  Fold up on the 10″ score line (so it is covering part of the oval) and place a piece of Tear and Tape on this 1/2″ edge.  Keeping this edge folded, fold up on the 7″ score line and adhere the tab to the back of the box.  That’s all there is to it.  Decorate the front as desired.  You’ll  slide the PocketBac in through the side and pop the top of it through the Oval.  The two pieces of Designer Series paper covering the top and bottom measure 2″ x 1 3/4″.  I used the same spider, tag and ribbon from the Chapstick to decorate the box.  The tag is  attached by placing dimensionals on the bottom of the box right below the lid – allowing you to tuck the lid behind the tag to keep it closed.

What do you think?  I hope my friends like them!

Make sure you leave a comment below with #stampitcontest to be entered to win this awesome kit!

Congratulations to our winner from August’s Blog Hop:

Make sure to check out the rest of the projects for more inspiration:

 

Just a reminder, the Get & Go starter kit promotion ends in just a few days!  If you’d like to join my team and get 2 FREE stamp sets (Queen Anne’s Lace and So Much Love) plus a FREE pack of Rhinestones, plus 16 FREE pre-cut card packets to use with the stamps, then click to JOIN MY TEAM!

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Life is Better

Hi!  Today I have a card to share with you featuring the Beautiful Autumn Bundle!

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I love the colors for this card – Misty Moonlight and Just Jade.  Two of my favorite of the new 2020-2022 In Colors.  You also catch a glimpse of Magenta Madness and Bumble Bee.   It is always fun to change up the traditional fall colors for a different look.

Another sweet touch is the use of White Embossing powder on the Misty Moonlight background.  I do not always think to emboss my sentiments on dark colored cardstock, and I love the look – so time to do that a little more often.

And do you see the scallop under the Whisper White panel?  Those are punched circles cut in half!  Great way to get the look if you don’t have a scallop border punch or die.

I hope you’ll consider looking at your Fall stamps and changing them up with a non-fall color palette.

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Boo!

Hi!  Was having some fun with my little owl in the tree and the angle cut DSP technique to come up with this card:

Have a Hoot, Halloween, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AugDecMini

The Magic In the Night Designer Series Paper makes a great background for this owl who is spooked by the spider.  Easy and cute Halloween card if you are looking to mass produce.  The Stitched Shapes and Layering Oval dies are used to highlight the owl.

The main image is stamped with Memento Ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends markers.

The base is Rich Razzleberry cardstock.

If you haven’t checked out the Easy Cut corner Designer Series Paper technique, you’ll find it showcased in this post.

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Circle of Life

Hi!  Welcome to the Stamp It Group August Blog Hop featuring Fall!!  I am very excited to be a part of the Blog Hop this month as it has been a while since I’ve been able to participate.  I have a little different spin for you today featuring the Life is Beautiful Stamp set from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog.

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So, my twist on this card – there are two.  First, I used the tree image as a branch – I love to do this – so many fun things to do when turned sideways.  The second – I didn’t have a circle die large enough to create a mat for the stamped image so instead I die cut 3 smaller circles from various cardstock and used them to create a mat.  I love how it turned out!  Oh and 3rd, I used my Stampin’ Blend – Cajun Craze – color the rhinestones on the card.

Here’s a video showing how I made the card (it is the second card in the video):

Leave a comment below and you will be entered into a drawing to win this fabulous card kit!  Make sure to include #stampitcontest with the comment.

Make sure you check out all the fall projects created just for you:

 

Just a reminder for those of you who live in Massachusetts – it is TAX FREE WEEKEND!!  That means you can get your Stampin’ Up! goodies TAX FREE this weekend ONLY!!  And, if you haven’t used those Bonus Day coupons – do that, too, for extra savings – they expire on Aug 31 – so don’t wait any longer!

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