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!

Beautiful Autumn, Thanks, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #AugDecMini2020

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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Beautiful Autumn

Hi!  How are you?  We are in my favorite season of the year and the Beautiful Autumn Bundle captures that perfectly!

Fall, Thanks, Beautiful Autumn, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #AugDecMini

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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You Make the World

Hi!  Today I am excited to be participating in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights!  Our theme this month is THANK YOU!   I loved this sentiment from the Beautiful World and thought I don’t appreciate the men in my life enough – so here is a card to do so.

I started with the new Cinnamon Cider In Color for the base of my card stock.  This is a very warm color  and thought it fitting for the card.   The base is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 1 1/4″ and 4 1/4″ along the 8 1/2″ side.  The card is folded in the middle at 4 1/4″.   Fold back on the front panel on the 1 1/4″ score line.

I used the World of Good Specialty Designer Paper for my three strips.  The first strip is 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″, the green strip is 1″ x 5 1/4″ and the Black and Gold grid is 1″ x 5 1/4″.

The sentiment is stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Cinnamon Cider ink and die cut using the Stitched Shapes dies.  This is layerd on a Basic Black square.  This is adhered to the folded front flap so it hangs over the edge of the flap.

The world is die cut using Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow and Early Espresso cardstock.  It is attached to the front with dimensionals.

To see how I made the card, it is the second one in this video:

I’d love your vote for my card in Kylie’s Blog Highlights.  Simply click here to see all of this month’s projects.  Find my card #24 and click on the little heart in the upper right corner to vote for it.

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A Simple Thanks

Hi!  I just wanted to say THANK YOU!!  This past weekend I was able to attend Stampin’ Up!’s Leader’s Summit for the first time in 15 years.   It is due to you and my downline that I was able to attend and it was a wonderful experience.  This card is for YOU!

Thanks, Rooted In Nature, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

The colors for this card are Gray Granite, Terracotta Tile and Pear Pizzazz.  The stamp set is Rooted in Nature and the sentiment is from Free As a Bird.  I embossed the panel with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder after stamping the leaves on it.

I truly appreciate all the support you give, through your comments, likes and follows on this blog, on my Facebook Business Page and on my Pinterest page as well as your purchases, suite share participation and for those that have chosen to sign-up underneath me.  From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!

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Touched by Kindness

Hi!  Today I have a card to share with you featuring the retiring Lovely is the Day and Lovely Leaves Coordinating Dies.

Lovely is the Day, Stampin' Up!, Kindness, SU!, #2019AnnualCatalog

This bundle is just stunning to work with.  I love the look of this card and that the die does not cut out completely but allows you to pop out the leaves and flowers for a more 3-D look.

I am sad that is retiring on June 2nd.  If you haven’t purchased this bundle yet, head to my On-Line store and get it today!  You won’t regret it!

This card uses two of the 2019-2021 In Colors – Terracotta Tile and Pretty Peacock.  The large flowers were colored with the Stampin’ Write markers, while the leaves and little flowers were colored with a Blender Pen and ink pad for a softer look and to add dimension to the flowers.

The sentiment, also from the set, is stamped in Pretty Peacock ink.  The small strips of card stock – Gray Granite being the base and neutral, measure 1/4″ x 1″.  A rhinestone finishes the card.

You can watch this video to see how I did the card:

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A Honey of a Thanks

 

Hi!  Today I am hopping with the March International Highlight Winners!  Thank you so much for voting for my card earlier this month which granted me the honor of participating in today’s Blog Hop!

Our theme is: Thanks!

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I love the Honey Bee Suite in the Occasions Catalog and decided to use that for today’s Thanks card.   The Striped Designer Series Paper is from the Golden Honey DSP pack.  The hive is stamped in Crushed Curry ink.  The bees are stamped in Jet Black StaZon and colored with the Crushed Curry marker.  I used markers direct to stamp to color the flower – Old Olive for the leaves and Highland Heather for the flower.

The tag is made using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch.  The sentiment is from the Beauty Abounds stamp set.  Daffodil Delight ribbon finish it off.

I hope you enjoyed my card.  Make sure to hop on over to the rest of this month’s winners to see what they have created for you.

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Friend Like You

Hi!  Today I am happy to be participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights!  I haven’t been able to do this in quite a while and am so excited to take part again!

My card for you today features the Positive Thoughts stamps and coordinating dies (the dies are only available until March 31 – so get them soon!)

Positivie Thoughts, Thank You, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions, #internationalbloghighlights

I used the double time stamping technique to stamp the corner of this card.  It is easy to do and a fun technique.  Simply layer the two pieces of Very Vanilla cardstock on top of each other and stamp.  Then insert a Soft Suede mat layer behind the top panel.  This allows the pattern to align.

The base layer is Soft Suede and Very Vanilla is my neutral.  The leaves are stamped in Pool Party ink and generational stamping is used.   So Saffron Ink is sponged lightly over the layers.  The butterfly is stamped in Soft Suede.

I colored the pearls with light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend – here is a close-up view:

Here’s a video of this technique along with a bonus card:

I’d love your vote for my card over in Kylie’s gallery.  Simply hop over to the gallery here and click on the HEART in the corner of my card to vote for my project.

Don’t forget, Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31!!  FREE exclusive Sale-A-Bration products with a minimum $50 order.

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Three-In-One

Hi!  Today I have a great way to use Designer Series Paper and such a fun look, too!

Honey Bee, Thank You, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020Occasions

Is this set just the cutest?  And you can make all 3 cards quick and easy!

What you need:

3 pieces of cardstock and/or Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″

Stack all three pieces together and cut all three together into 3 pieces.  Then mix and match the pieces into 3 cards!  Since all three pieces were cut together, they all fit together as well!

For these cards, I used Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock along with the Golden Honey Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration (sorry – this item isn’t available, but there are still lots of other great products you can earn FREE with a $50 purchase until March 31st).

I layered these on Thick Whisper White cardstock measuring 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.

To finish the cards, I colored the leaves and flowers in Crushed Curry and Garden Green markers, the sentiment in Jet Black StaZon and die cut with the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  The bee is stamped in Jet Black StaZon, die cut with coordinating die and colored with the Crushed Curry marker.

Here’s a video of this technique – just used with the Painted Poppies suite of products:

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Fun With Masking

Hi!  Sorry I’ve been MIA this past month – I was focused on one aspect of my business and let this one slide – and that just isn’t right.  So, I am back today – and will hopefully do a better job of posting more regularly for you.

Today’s card features masking!  I love to create different size/shape masks using my framelits.

Thanksgiving, Friendship, Gather Together, Masking, Stampin' Up!, SU!

For this one, I started with a 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 piece of cardboard cut from a piece that comes in the Designer Series Paper packs.  Ran this through with the Rectangle Nested Dies.   I then cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock the same size and laid the cardboard over the top.  This allowed me to sponge my background using Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry inks.

I stamped the Wheat from the Gather Together Stamp Set and die cut the leaves from Crushed Curry and Cherry Cobbler card stock.  To get the coloring in the leaves, gently push the die into the coordinating color ink pad prior to laying it on the cardstock.   I also die cut one leaf in Basic Black.

Given that Thanksgiving is approaching at the end of this month, I think this is a perfect Fall Card to let a special someone know how much I appreciate them.

Here is a video showing how this card is made:

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Falling Flowers

Hi!  Back today with a set of cards I made featuring the retiring Falling Flowers, coordinating dies, and the retiring In Colors 2017-2019.

Falling Flowers, In Colors 2017-2019, Stampin' Up!, Thank You

I just love these colors paired with Gray Granite.  I think Gray Granite is my new favorite Neutral color.  I’ve used it so much lately.  For today’s cards, I used the retiring In Color 2017-2019 collection – Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig.  I tried to add Lemon Lime for the leaves, but really didn’t like it – so I switched to staying with just the one In Color on each card as my pop of color on Gray Granite.

The flowers are all embossed in Clear Embossing powder on Whisper White Card stock.  For the large flower, I first colored them by picked up ink with the Aqua Painter and watercoloring.  Then I went over each of the flowers using a brayer and the same ink color – this allowed for a lighter shade of the ink on the outside of the flowers.  For the medium sized flower, I brayered ink on first, then used a clean AquaPainter to remove some of the ink.  In this way, I have a darker outside to a lighter petal color.  For the smallest flowers, I colored with the marker then did a quick brayer over each.

Here is a closer view of the Tranquil Tide card:

Falling Flowers, Thank You, Thankful Thoughts, In Color 2017-2019, Stampin' Up!

I love how you can obtain different looks and shades using one ink pad.

To finish off the card, I stamped the leaves in Gray Granite in the top left.  I also used the Gray Granite marker and flecked each card.

The sentiment is stamped in the same In Color Ink used in the flowers on Gray Granite card stock then punched with the Classic Label punch.  This is layered on a Classic Label punch out of the same In Color that is cut in half.  The small flowers and the sentiment are attached using dimensionals.

I am sad to see this stamp set and die set leaving -these flowers are so pretty.  If you don’t have them yet, hurry before the are gone for good!  Just click on the product below to go to my on-line store and place your order.  Don’t forget to get your re-inker and card stock for those retiring colors as well!

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