World Card Making Day Blog Hop

world-card-making-day-blog-hop-headerWelcome to our World Card Making Day Blog Hop using current Stampin’ Up!® Products. This is such a fantastic way to celebrate this event with lots of amazing inspiration for you. You are currently visiting my blog – Teresa Howe in Northboro, MA, USA and you will be visiting lots of different places in your hop today. There is a list at the end of the page which will help you move along from blog to blog so you see quite a few amazing projects.

For my card, I decided to play along with #GDP055 Theme Challenge – Random Act of Kindness.

SU! Touches of Texture, Flourishing Phrases

I love seeing sunflowers in full bloom and think they would put a smile on anyone’s face.  These were made using the Touches of Texture stamp set.  The outline was inked in Crush Curry and the center colored with Chocolate Chip marker before being stamped on Whisper White cardstock.  The filler stamp was just inked in Crushed Curry.  I used the Layering Squares Thinlets to die cut the flowers and the mat layer behind them.  A few sequins for some bling and the sentiment stamped in Chocolate Chip in the lower right corner and there you have it.  Pretty and quick.

Here’s the list of hoppers:

World Card Making Day Special – October 1-5, 2016!

Stampin’ Up! has put together some deals for you World Card Making Day – some basic supplies and the awesome Tin of Cards kit!  15-25% off these items make them a great deal – but the deal ends on October 5 – so don’t delay in putting in that order!

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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.

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Team Stamp It! Halloween Hop


Hi! Today I am hopping with the Team Stamp It! Halloween Blog Hop!  I hope you are enjoying  the great ideas every one is sharing!

Today I have a card and a treat holder!

SU! Spooky Fun

The card uses the Spooky Fun bundle – love the die cuts for this bundle – so many possibilities for that tree!

Here’s a close-up of the card:

SU! Spooky Fun I created a mask for the moon using the 1 3/4″ circle punch and then brayered the background using Rich Razzleberry, Island  Indigo and Night of Navy ink.  After removing the mask, I lightly sponged So Saffron on the moon and stamped the witch silhouette.  I also added the tombstones and some bats.

For the Pouch, I used the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper.


Here is a link to the directions for making the pouch:  SCS Diaper Fold Pouch   You can make these any size – just start with a square piece of paper.  For my pouch, I started with a 6×6″ square.

I wanted to coordinate with the card, so I made a moon with the witch to attach to the front and added the trick or treat sentiment.  Very quick and easy!

Hope you liked today’s Halloween inspiration!

Leave a comment with the #stampitcontest tag and you’ll  be entered into a drawing for this:


In case you started with my blog, here’s the list of those hopping today:

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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!

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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:


Congratulations Diane!

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Too Cute to Spook

Hi!  How are you today?  Hope you are doing well.  I have a blended fold card for you today – it’s a combination of a Z-fold and Joy Fold card.  I went with a Halloween theme as well  because this little guy is just too cute.

SU! Cookie Cutter Halloween, Spooky Fun

He is from the Cookie Cutter Halloween set in the Holiday Catalog and there is a matching punch to go with it!  The sentiments are from the Spooky Fun set – also a great Halloween set that has coordinating Framelits.  The Design Series Paper is from the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Paper pack.

Here are directions on how I did the folds:

  • Base Card: 4 1/4 x 11 – Score at 5 1/2″ and 8 1/4″ along the 11″ side.
  • Fold up on the 5 1/2″ score and down on the 8 1/4″ score.  (This makes the Z-fold)
  • For the Vampire panel – Cardstock is 3″ x 8″ – score at 4″ along the 8″ side.
  • Fold on the 4″ score and attach to the back panel of the Z-fold.

Here is a side view of the card:


The little “eek!” circle is placed to allow you to tuck the corner of the front panel under to keep the card upright..  (This is the Joy Fold part).

What do you think?

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A New Technique!

Hi!  I saw a video yesterday by Stampin’ Up! using a technique called Watercolor Lift and had to try it.   While I love the technique, I do need to play around more with color combos.  I decided to try my hand at snowflakes:

SU! Tin of Tags, Snow Place, Star of Light

Unfortunately, Soft Sky became too washed out after doing the “lift” process – so you cannot really see the snowflakes in the first section of the card. I do like how they pop in the Tempting Turquoise and Night of Navy panels.  It’s also hard to see – but this is  done on the Shimmery White Cardstock – so there is a bit of sparkle to it.

Here is the video by Stampin’ Up! that shows how to do the technique:

I do like the look – so will be trying it again.  If you give it a try – let me know what you think.

Did you know that new products were added to the Clearance Rack on Tuesday?  While a few items have sold out – there are still lots of retired goodies to pick up at great prices!  Here are a few items – click on any one of these to go to my store and see the entire list!


And new Special Deals were announced today – this is the last set for the month!

Lots to share with you today!  Hope you find inspiration in it!

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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!

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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.

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Sweet Gingerbread

Hi!  Today I am playing along with this week’s Global Design Projects Theme Challenge – #GPD051 which is FOOD!

I love food!  Since I had out new goodies from the Holiday Catalog – which is now available for everyone to purchase! I decided to use the Cookie Cutter Christmas set and make this card:

SU! Cookie Cutters Christmas, Oh What Fun

Are these not the cutest?  I love this product suite and the Cookie Cutter Halloween (see last Saturday’s post!) set.  The Cookie Cutter Christmas is bundled with a coordinating punch!  You save 10% when you purchase the bundle.  The sentiment is from the Oh! What Fun set in the Annual Catalog and I think is just perfect for this card.  I did fussy cut the banner part of the sentiment so that I could change the color and make it pop on the card.  It’s pretty easy to do.  The edge of the Design Series Paper was cut using the Swirly Scribbles die.

Well, I hope you like my take on this week’s challenge!  I’d love to hear what you think!

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