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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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 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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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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Vintage Fall

Hi! How are you today?  I bit chilly this morning running my youngest to school but it should warm up as the day goes on.  Fall is my favorite time of year – I love seeing all the color and the smell in the air on a crisp fall day just can’t be beat.   I made this card for a swap I was in using the Z-Joy Fold combination.

SU! Vintage Leaves, Lovely as a Tree

It combines two of my favorite sets – Vintage Leaves and Lovely as a Tree.  I needed to make 8 of these cards, so I also incorporated the One Sheet Wonder technique.  For that technique, I took an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped all over it with the different leaves from the two sets in 3 different colors.   After you have finished stamping, cut it up.  In my case, I cut the sheet into 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 rectangles – which yielded exactly what I needed.  What I love about this – no two cards are exactly alike!

For the Z-Joy Fold, here is what you do:

Base – 4 1/4 x 11″ – score along the 11″ side at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4. Fold up on the 5 1/2″ score and  down on the 8 1/4″ score line.

For the Joy Panel – 3″ x 8″ – score at 4″

Attach the back of the Joy Panel to the back of the Z panel so the opening overlaps the “Mountain” fold at 8 1/4″

Add an element to tuck the front of the Joy Panel (in my case it is the leaf on the lower left) behind to help the card keep its shape.

Pretty easy to do and oh so cute!

Hope you enjoyed today’s card!

Don’t forget, the 12 Days of Christmas tutorials starts this week – if you’d like to receive a copy, just sign-up for my Newsletter to the right and you will be added to the list!

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Mini Coffee Bag

Hi!  Today I have another little treat holder that would be perfect for a few chocolates or as little grateful bags  for friends and family.  Thanks to Sam Hammond Donald – a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in the UK for the great video.

Here is my version of Sam’s bag:

SU! Petals & Paisley DSP, Endless Thanks

Aren’t these adorable?  The final bag measures about 3 1/2″ tall and 1 3/4″ wide.  The flap is held down with the ribbon – which can easily slide off the top so that it doesn’t have to be retied.  I used the Paisley & Posies Specialty Paper for these.  The sentiment is from Endless Thanks.  In case you couldn’t tell from some recent projects, I love the leaf from the Paisleys & Posies Framelits.

Ok – need to run – my girls  are performing in the Sleeping Beauty Ballet this afternoon and I don’t want to miss it!

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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!

Don’t forget to leave a comment below using #stampitcontest to be entered to win this great prize!


Please continue on to see the rest of the great projects!

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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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A Little Double Time


international-project-highlights-eventHi!  Today I am taking part in an International Project Highlight featuring Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world!  I am excited to be a part of this!

SU! Thoughts & Prayers, Vertical Greetings

I used the tree from Thoughts & Prayers for my Double Time stamping image.  The tree was colored with Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red markers then stamped.  For Double Time stamping:

  • Layer two white panels on top of each other (no mat between them) and stamp your image.  The smallest panel needs to be smaller than your image so that some of the image stamps onto the second piece of cardstock.
  • Attach the top panel to a colored piece of coordinating cardstock that is 1/16″ bigger in both directions.
  • Attach the second panel to a coordinating piece of card stock that is 1/8″ bigger in both directions.

Pretty simple!   I love how this turned out.

Here is a look at the first card I did using this tree:

SU! Thoughts & Prayers, Vertical Greetings

As you can see – my top panel is bigger and I didn’t get as much of the image on the second panel as I would have liked – so I made the panel smaller for the first card.

If you haven’t checked out Vertical Greetings yet, do so soon!  This is such a great set when you don’t have a ton of room for your sentiment.  I finished off the card with a little linen thread.

We have all created this gallery of projects for you to be inspired by! We would love it if you could visit every one of our blogs and see a close up of our projects. You can see the gallery below and this will be on every blog that you click on so you will never be lost.

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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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Sometimes You Feel

Like a Nut!  Hi!  Today I am bringing you a card using the A-Corny Thank You set.  This debuted in last year’s Holiday catalog and can now be found in the Annual Catalog.  I hadn’t used it since last year and thought it was time to pull it out and put it to use so it didn’t fell quite so lonely.

SU! Acorny Thank You

I decided to use the 2015-2017 In Colors as I think Delightful Dijon and Mint Macaron work so well for fall.  The Designer Series Paper strip is from the Petals and Paisley Designer Series Specialty pack.  This is one of the Specialty papers – Vanilla with Gold Foil polka dots.  Adds just a bit of shine to the card (not that i captured that in the picture.  I also added  a touch of the burlap ribbon – now that I have started playing with it – it adds such a nice touch to fall projects.

Thinking this might be October’s Thank You cards for those that have placed  orders with me.  What do you think? Would YOU like to get one of these cards in the mail?

Just a reminder that during the month of October, you get a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper with the purchase of 3.  Purchase any 3 packs of paper pictured below and get a 4th pack FREE!


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