Dijon Tip Macaron

Hi!  Sorry it’s been a few days since I posted – the week was busier than I expected.  But, I am back!  Today I am sharing a card that I CASEd (Copy & Selectively Edit) from Fanny Marcondes de Oliveira – a demonstrator in Germany.  I loved her color combination and layout and thought they would be perfect for my thank you cards for September orders.

SU! Vintage Leaves, One Big Meaning

Is this not gorgeous?!  Such a great fall color combination using the 2015-2017  In Colors to Delightful Dijon, Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron.  The leaf from Vintages leaves was stamped in all three colors then die cut using the Leaflets Framelits collection.  The Designer Series Paper in the background is from the 2015-17 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack and is my favorite print from the pack.  The sentiment is from One Big Meaning – and is punched out using the Classic Label punch.

And, as you can see, I needed more than just one:

SU! Vintage Leaves, One Big Meaning

so went on to make a complete set of 12 – 4 in each color.  Such a pretty set and hope the recipients enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Thanks for stopping by!

Teresa Howe Signature-001

Product List

Mini Apple Treat

Hi!  I am back today with a photo tutorial for making this cute mini-apple Rolo holder:

SU! Bow Builder Punch, Petite Petal Punch

Thanks so much to Connie Collins for the directions and the idea!

Here is how I made mine:

1) Cut a 1″ strip of Real Red Card stock (if you have 12×12 Cardstock – you only need 1″ strip to make this apple).

2) Punch 5 bows from the Bow Builder Punch.

SU! Bow Builder Punch

3) Glue ends together into a star pattern:

SU! Bow Builder Punch

4) Punch 1/16″ holes on the opposite ends:

SU! Bow Builder Punch

5) Curl each side with a bone folder:

SU! Bow Builder Punch

6) Insert a brad from underneath to gather the sides:

SU! Bow Builder Punch

7) Insert the treat before gathering the last side:

SU! Bow Builder Punch

8) Punch out petals using Petite Petal punch

SU! Petite Petal Punch

9) Place over top to finish the apple:

SU! Bow Builder Punch, Petite Petals Punch

Quick and easy!  We, unfortunately, do not carry the Candy Dot brad bases anymore – but you do want a brad with long prongs similar to those brads to gather your ends.

You can also make pumpkins – just use Pumpkin Pie cardstock instead of Real Red.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project and photo tutorial!

Thanks for stopping by!

Teresa Howe Signature-001

Product List

Falling Leaves

Hi!  Back today with another Watercolor Lift card.  And I LOVE IT!!!!  I am also playing along with the sketch challenge over at Global Design Projects this week – #GDP054

SU! Vertical Greetings, Vintage Leaves

For this version, I used Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze – and I decided to do my watercoloring randomly instead of in blocks like the snowflake card from last week.  Love how the leaves have a few different colors in them.

The sentiment is from Vertical Greetings and is stamped on Cajun Craze in Basic Black Archival ink.  A little natural linen thread around the top and  a little peek of Cajun Craze Design Series Paper underneath – and there you have it.

I’d love to hear what you think!

Finally, here is the winner from the August Team Stamp It blog hop:

augustwinner

Congratulations Diane!

Thanks for stopping by!

Teresa Howe Signature-001

Product List

More Trees

Yes, I know – another tree card – but this one is a little bit different – so hopefully you’ll love it as much as I do.  Recessed panel cards have been popping up on some of the demonstrator sites I follow and I decided to give it a try.

SU! Lovely as a Tree, Best Birds

Most of the versions I have seen have Designer Series Paper as the recessed panel and a die cut crossing over the top of the panel.  While they are pretty – I wanted to give my own little spin and stamp my panel instead.  I sponged my background – Garden Green for the ground and a mix of Crushed Curry, Pink Pirouette and Pumpkin Pie for the sky (was going for a setting sun look – but think I went a little too much with the Pumpkin Pie).  Still pretty – but I think I could do better.  The trees are from the classic Lovely as A Tree – I stamped the trees in the center first, then shifted to the left and right to fill in the entire panel.  The sentiment is from the Best Birds set – I really love the font in this set.

So what do you think?

I  do have an idea for another card – but the supplies aren’t here yet (they are on their way, tho!) – so you’ll probably see that one in a week or so.

New specials start today!  Save 25% on these products!

Thanks for stopping by!

Teresa Howe Signature-001

Product List

Love Fall

Hi!  How are you today?  Hard to believe it is now September – and we are heading into my favorite season of the year.  I love Fall – the crisp air, fresh apples and the changing leaves.  Today’s card just warms my heart.

SU! Sheltering Tree

I went with the Sheltering Tree stamp set for today’s card – as it hasn’t seen any love in quite some time.  Did you know that you can flip over the leaves stamp and ink the backside to get a fuller looking tree?  That is what I did for my card as I felt the tree needed more than just the leaves.  The back of stamp is inked in Crushed Curry, stamped off once on scrap paper then stamped on my card.  The leaves were inked in Crushed Curry, then “thumped” with Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler markers.  I really love how it turned out.  The grass is inked in  Garden Green and stamped off once on scrap before being stamped on the card.

To finish off the card, I used the new Garden Green Solid Baker’s Twine found in the Holiday Catalog and a Very Vanilla button.

Thanks for stopping by!

Teresa Howe Signature-001

Product List