Love Of Leaves

Hi!  How are you today?  Back today with another card featuring the Baby Wipe and Love of Leaves bundle.

Fall, Love of Leaves, Friendship, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AugDecMini, BabyWipe

I have fallen in love with this bundle.  I hadn’t realized when I got this set that the when you die cut a leaf, it leaves a stitched border behind.   So, I decided to use that as a frame for my leaf.  Remember when I showed you the Baby Wipe technique earlier in the week, well, I made so many leaves (and I still haven’t used them all) – that I thought I’d use one of them with the stitched outline – and this is the result.

To add interest to the card, I added three strips of Early Espresso cardstock of different widths behind the leaf.  The sentiment is stamped on the Whisper White layer.  The base is Thick Whisper White – 4 1/4″ x 11″scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.

A pretty easy layout to replicate.

Don’t forget the Designer Series Paper Sale going on this month – save 15% on 15 different Paper Packs – including some for the upcoming holidays!

Thanks for stopping by!

Product List

You Make Life Better

Hi!  Today I am participating in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights for October.  I decided to share this card using the Faux Woodburning Technique I saw done by France Martin.

Nature, Friendship, Thanks, Rooted in Nature, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #FacebookLive, Faux Woodburning

I think this is a great technique for masculine cards.  The tree is from Rooted In Nature while the sentiment is from the Field Journal stamp set.

You’ll need Watercolor Paper, a water painter, Early Espresso ink and a Stamparatus.  That’s it!

Use the Stamparatus to align your image on the Watercolor paper.  Ink with Early Espresso and stamp.  Repeat this 2-3 times to make sure you have a good amount of ink on your paper.

Run the water painter back and forth (side-to-side, left-to-right or right-to-left) over the image to cover your watercolor paper. This pulls some of the Early Espresso ink over the paper giving that Woodburning look.

Here’s a video where I share this technique:

If you are so inclined, I’d love your vote for my card in Kylie’s Highlights.  Simply head over here and click on the heart in the upper right hand corner of my card to vote for it. It is Number 48.  Make sure you check out all the other entries!

Don’t forget, the Designer Series Paper sale that is happening this month!  You’ll have 15 different papers on sale in my on-line store. Hop on over and pick up your favorites!

Thanks for stopping by!

Product List

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!

Friendship, Fall, Love of Leaves, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #Sept2020BlogHopWinner, #2020AugDecMini

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!


Thanks for stopping by!

Product List

Do You Love Fall?

I do!!  (I’m sure you know that by now!).  Anyway, today I have two cards for you – though they are made together using the 2 for 1, or Split Card or ….  not really sure what it is called …  technique.

Fall, Hello, Friendship, Forever Fern, Stampin' Up!, SU!, 2for1, Split Card, #2020AnnualCatalog

I had seen this technique a while ago but didn’t have a chance to try it out until a few weeks ago when getting ready for my Facebook Live.  The gist of the technique, take a larger sheet of cardstock – for this I used 6 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ sheet of Whisper White – then stamp up the middle.  Cut the card in half at 3 1/4″ and you have 2 card fronts!

I decided to do this with the Emboss Resist technique – so I stamped the leaves from the Forever Fern bundle in Versamark and Embossed with Whisper White Embossing powder.  I then sponged Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze inks – wiping off the ink over the embossed leaves after each color.  The final step was to stamp the flowers, smaller leaves and splatter stamps in Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry.   The sentiments are stamped in Cajun Craze.

Emboss Resist, Fall, Friendship, SplitCard, 2for1, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

I matted the stamped panels on Early Espresso measuring 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″.  I tied Early Espresso Faux Suede Ribbon and Copper Ribbon together around this layer.

The Cajun Craze mat layer is embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.  The base is Thick Whisper White Card Stock measuring 4 1/4 x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded in half.

I love how these cards turned out!  If you are looking for a quick technique for mass producing, try this 2-For-1 layout – you can just use stamps and inks – no need to Emboss Resist if time is an issue.

Here’s a look at the second card:

Emboss Resist, 2for1, SplitCard, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Forever Fern, Hello, Friendship, #2020AnnualCatalog

Here’s a video showing how the cards were made:

I hope you’ll give this technique a try!

Flowers For Every Season Class!  Deadline Sept 18!

FlowersForEverySeason Class, WCMD, Stampin' Up!, #2020AnnualCatalog

There’s still room for the World Card Making class on Oct 2nd and 3rd!  Sign up here:  WCMD Class Flowers for Every Season

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Product List

Ready For Fall?

Hi!  Today is the start of a new week and I hope the beginning of a good one for you.  As most people who have followed me for a while know, fall is my favorite time of year.  I know its still a little ways off, but I couldn’t resist pulling out the Rooted In Nature stamp set and dies for this card.

Rooted in Nature, Fall, Thank You, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

I love the colors for this card – Terracotta Tile, Pear Pizzazz and Gray Granite.  The fun in this card comes from the two leaves at the top – this is the Faux Suede technique.  It is very easy, you simply take a bone folder to break the fibers in your card stock and separate the cardstock into 2 layers.   Here’s the video for that – the technique starts at around 9:30:

The sentiment is from the Free as a Bird stamp set.  The card is finished off with the Braided Linen Trim.

I hope you give this technique a try – and see how a little bit of dimension can be added to spice up your card.

Just a reminder, Bonus Days Redemption is this month.  If you earned $5 coupons during July, you have until August 31 to redeem them.  Also, if you live in a state offering a tax free weekend today, there are Stampin’ Up! products that qualify as follows:

There’s still time to get in on the August-December Mini Catalog Suite Shares!  Check them out here:  Suite Shares

Thanks for stopping by!

Product List

A Subtle Fall

Hi!  Today I have a card that I shared in this past week’s Facebook Live featuring the Colorful Seasons stamp set in the Annual Catalog.

Leaves, Fall, Colorful Seasons, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2019AnnualCatalog

The leaves on this card are done with the Emboss Resist Technique.  I did change it up a little so that I had a more subtle look to my card by sponging on ink before embossing the leaf, then sponging more ink over the embossed image.  I love fall and feel that this captures the colors near the end of the season.

The background is the Birch stamp and the sentiment is from the Here’s a Card set (a must have in my book!)

This card is the  second one I share in this video:

I’d love to know what you think and if you’ve tried the Emboss Resist technique or not.

Thanks for stopping by!

Product List

Sweet Cupcake

Hi! Back today with another birthday card using the fun flap fold showcased last week.

Birthday, Hello Cupcake, Stampin' Up!, SU!, 2019SaleABration, Fancy Fold

In case you missed it, here is a link to the post where I shared this fold and a PDF with the dimensions for the layers.

For this card, I used the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper for my background and the Hello, Cupcake stamp set that can be chosen FREE during Sale-A-Bration!   The base of the card is Night of Navy.  Here’s a close up of the cupcake – I added Wink of Stella Clear to the frosting:

Cupcake, Birthday, Stampin' Up!, SU!, 2019Sale-A-Bration

Such a fun and sweet card!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card!

Thanks for stopping by!

Product List

Floral Romance

Hi! Today I have a card I shared this past week on my Tuesday with Teresa Facebook Live!  I had seen this fold on a card by Rose Maroney Ward and absolutely LOVED it!

Birthday, Floral Romance, 2019Occasions, Stampin' Up!, SU!

So pretty! The Designer Series Paper is from the Floral Romance pack in the Occasions Catalog.  The die cuts and sentiment are from the Well Said Bundle also found in the Occasions Catalog.  The purchase of this bundle automatically qualifies you for a FREE Sale-A-Bration product through March 31, 2019.

I used the awesome Adhesive Sheets – why did I not discover these sooner? – on the back of the die cuts to make it easy to attach to my card.

Here is a PDF with the measurements:  Floral Romance Flap Card

Here is the video for the card:

I have a few more versions of this flap fold which I’ll share soon.

Thanks for stopping by!


Product List

Snow is Glistening

Hi!  We had our first snowfall of the season the other day (had to shovel as well) so why not share a card or two made from the Snow Is Glistening set.  The Snowflake Showcase featuring these products ends on Nov 30 – so order today!

Snow is Glistening, Winter, Christmas, Stampin' Up!, SU!For this card, I sponged the background using Night of Navy, Balmy Blue and Highland Heather inks.  The Snowflakes are die cut from Whisper White card stock and adhered with adhesive.  The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy on a scrap of Whisper White  and the ends punched with the Triple Banner Bunch.

I didn’t have any Night of Navy ribbon, so I colored the Whisper White with Silver trim using the Dark Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends – so quick and easy to do!   The final touch is a Snowflake Trinket.

Here is another version of the card – but this time I used the Inset Embossing Technique after adhered the snowflakes:

Snow is Glistening, Inset Embossing, Winter, Christmas, Stampin' Up!, SU!

A little hard to see the difference – here’s a closer view:

By running the card stock with the snowflakes attached through the Big Shot with the Subtle Embossing Folder, it looks like the snowflakes are now part of the paper – not just on top of it.

You can see how I did this in this video:

Pretty cool, don’t you think?

Card stock dimensions for both cards:

  • Whisper White Thick Base: 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Night of Navy Mat – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Whisper White Image Panel – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Whisper White Sentiment – 3 3/4″ x 1″

Anyway – don’t delay in getting your Snowflake Showcase products – (the Velvet Paper in this flyer is already sold out – but all the other goodies are still available! )

Shop here for your’s!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Product List

Painted Harvest with a Twist

Hi!  Today I have a fun card using the Painted Harvest Stamp set.   This is the second card I demonstrated during this week’s Tuesday with Teresa Facebook Live.

Thanks, Painted Harvest, Fancy Fold, Fun Fold, Stampin' Up!, SU!

First twist – I changed up the color of the flowers from the typical yellow sunflowers.  I love this color combination of Balmy Blue and Pacific Point. So pretty!

I saw this Side Board card by Deb Valder and knew it would be fun to make.

This card is the second card in this video:

Here is the PDF the dimensions for each of the pieces.

Don’t forget, you only have a few days left to redeem your Bonus Day coupons earned in August!  I’d hate for you to miss out on those savings – so shop my on-line store today and redeem!

Thanks for stopping by!

Product List