How Much You Mean To Me

Hi!  Welcome to today’s card.  I am playing with the Nature’s Harvest Suite of products from the July-December Mini today.

Friendship, Fall, Nature's Harvest, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JulyDec2021Mini

Love the fall colors in this card.  As fall is my favorite season, I was excited to start working on fall cards.   I also love the sentiment stamped on Vellum cardstock – it really does pop against the Evening Evergreen card stock.

The base of the card is Soft Succulent – measuring 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.  The Evening Evergreen layer measures 4″ x 5 1/4″ and is embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder.

The flowers are stamped in Memento Black ink and colored with Cajun Craze and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  The chaff behind the flowers are die cut from Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry card stock.

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If Friends Were Pumpkins

Hi!  Today I am excited to playing along in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights!   I haven’t participated in quite a while – so am thankful to have this opportunity to participate this month.

Our theme is Thank You.  I chose to use the Pretty Pumpkins Bundle from the July-December Mini Catalog.

Fall, Friendship. Thanks, Pretty Pumpkins, Stampin' Up! SU!, #JulyDec2021Mini

Have you seen or tried the Stampin’ Blends and  Alcohol technique?  That is what I used to create my background for this card.  Scribble your Stampin’ Blends on a piece of Vellum Cardstock.  Then use a Water Painter filled with 91% or higher rubbing alcohol to drip, pounce or swirl through the ink to move and blend it.   You will need to let air dry completely – overnight would be best – before using.

For this card, I used the Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight Blends.

Once it has dried, I stamped the leaves and sentiment from the Pretty Pumpkins stamp set in Early Espresso ink.

The pumpkins are stamped in Cajun Craze ink on Cajun Craze card stock and die cut.  The leaves are die cut from Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Crushed Curry, and Cherry Cobbler card stock.

The vellum is mounted on a piece of Basic White card stock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The base of the card is Early Espresso and measures 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ and folded.

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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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Fall Accordian

Hi!  Today I have a fun fold card that we did at one of the Mystery Stamp nights I host on-line.   This features products from the Gilded Autumn Suite in the August-December Mini catalog.

Grateful, Fall, Gilded Autumn, Beautiful Autumn, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #AugDecMini

Here is the view of the card opened:

Gilded Autumn, Accordian Card, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Fall, #AugDecMini

The base of the card is Very Vanilla and measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  A piece of Cajun Craze measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″ and embossed with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder is adhered to the base.

The accordian fold layer is a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 1 1/2″, 3″, 5 1/2″ and 8″.

Designer Series Paper measuring 1 1/4″ x 4″ is adhered to the first panel.  Designer Series Paper measuring 2 1/4″ x 4″ (need 2) is adhered to the 3rd and 4th panels.   A final strip measuring 1/2″ x 4″ is adhered to the right most edge.

A belly band is creating using a 1 1/2″ x 9″ piece of Cajun Craze.  Wrap the strip around the card so that the ends meet in the front.  Attach the ends to each other with a piece of Tear and Tape.

To decorate the belly band, I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso ink on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  The leaves and acorn were punched from the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper.

While the card cannot stand up on its own, it is a little something different and a new fold to try.

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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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Brayered Bricks

Hi!  Today I have a card to share featuring brayered bricks.  We were playing with brayers in a recent workshop, and I shared how you could use the brayer on embossed images.

Brayers, Backgroungs, Baby Wipes, Fall, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Love of Leaves, Autumn Goodness

First, pick a colored cardstock – for this I used Crumb Cake.  Run the cardstock through your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss with the Brick and Mortar Embossing Folder.  Then use the brayer to apply ink to the embossed cardstock.  Here I used Early Espresso.   If you do not want to flatten your image, leave the cardstock in the folder and apply the ink.  The folder allows the cardstock to hold the shape of the embossing folder while the ink is applied.

To finish this card, I used more of those Baby Wipe leaves from the Love of Leaves bundle (yes, I still have some left to use) with some linen thread.  The sentiment is from Autumn Goodness.  This is die cut using the Stitched Rectangle dies and layered on Early Espresso cardstock.

The base is Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5 1/2″ and fold.  An Early Espresso layer measuring 4 1/16″ x 5 5/16″ is  adhered to the base before adhering the embossed brick layer.

Try adding some color to your embossing folder images and see what you come up with!  The color pairings you can make – what fun.

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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!

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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.

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Life is Better

Hi!  Today I have a card to share with you featuring the Beautiful Autumn Bundle!

Beautiful Autumn, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AugDecMini

I love the colors for this card – Misty Moonlight and Just Jade.  Two of my favorite of the new 2020-2022 In Colors.  You also catch a glimpse of Magenta Madness and Bumble Bee.   It is always fun to change up the traditional fall colors for a different look.

Another sweet touch is the use of White Embossing powder on the Misty Moonlight background.  I do not always think to emboss my sentiments on dark colored cardstock, and I love the look – so time to do that a little more often.

And do you see the scallop under the Whisper White panel?  Those are punched circles cut in half!  Great way to get the look if you don’t have a scallop border punch or die.

I hope you’ll consider looking at your Fall stamps and changing them up with a non-fall color palette.

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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

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