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Happy Thanksgiving!

A very a happy Thanksgiving to one and all!  Just a quick post here as I’m sure you all are busy with all the food prep.  I used the Sweet Sunday sketch…what a GREAT sketch!

The base of the card is Very Vanilla.  I took another piece of Very Vanilla, ran it through the Woodgrain Embossing Folder and added to the card front using dimensionals.  I took 4 of the prints from the Howlstooth and Scareybones dsp, rounded the opposite corners of each (they are 1 3/8″ square punch) and added to the card front.  Nest was a strip of Basic Grey cut into a banner, two of the Little Leaf sizzlets in Very Vanilla then I stamped the greeting in Basic Black on Pumpkin Pie, punch with Modern Label punch and added using dimensionals.  Finally I added some Basic Rhinestones for a little bling.

Set(s): Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Grey, Pumpkin Pie, Howlstooth and Scareybones dsp
Ink: Basic Black
Other: 1 3/8″ Square Punch, Modern Label Punch, Corner Rounder, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Little Leaves Sizzlet, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Tweet Leaves

The SUO Challenge this time is to make an Elegant Autumn card.  Oooooooo…I love autumn!  But…when I sat down to work on it, somehow traditional autumn colors didn’t seem to appear on my card anywhere…LOL!!!  I wonder how THAT happened!

I do love how this turned it out though and I do love the Island Indigo, Elegant Eggplant, Sahara Sand together.  The base of the card is Island Indigo.  I took a piece of Elegant Eggplant, inked the Argyle Embossing Folder with Elegant Eggplant ink and then ran my paper through that to give it more depth.  I layered this on Sahara Sand then added to the card base.  I added a piece of the newsprint then a piece of Silver Glimmer paper.  I embossed the image on Very Vanilla then sponged the three colors on it.  I curled the ends of the leaves then added to the card front.  I stamped the greeting using Elegant Eggplant on Sahara Sand, cut into a banner, added a ‘bow’ (click on the tutorial tab above to get to that tutorial) from Natural 7/8″ Ribbon and an incolor Printed Brad then added to the card front using glue dots and dimensionals.

Set(s): Tweet Leaves, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Island Indigo, Elegant Eggplant, Newsprint dsp, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Versamark, Sahara Sand, Island Indigo, Elegant Eggplant
Other: Autumn Accents Die, Clear Embossing Powder, Argyle Embossing Folder, Natural 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon, Incolor Printed Designer Brads, Dimensionals

 

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Simple Fall

You all know how I LOVE CAS cards!  At my workshop on Thursday night, I wanted to nice, but simple Fall card and came up with this fun, simple one!

This is so fun and easy to do.  The base of the card is Cajun Craze.  I took a piece of acetate and cut out making the maple leaf is in the middle.  I then took post-it notes to over the other openings that happened when cutting with the Autumn Accents die.  I put this ‘mask’ on a piece of Very Vanilla, then sponged in More Mustard, Lucky Limeade, and Cajun Craze then stamped the image using Early Espresso.  Then you remove the mask.  I then ran this piece through the Woodgrain embossing folder with the stamped imaged down.  This is added to the card base using dimensionals.  I stamped the greeting from Made for You using Early Espresso on Lucky Limeade, cut with the oval punch and added using dimensionals.

Set(s): Serene Silhouettes, Made for You
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Lucky Limeade
Ink: More Mustard, Lucky Limeade, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Other: Autumn Accents Die, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Acetate, Oval Punch, Dimensionals

 

Have a great day and until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Starfruit Sunflowers

Today is another FABULOUS color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary.  We just love color challenges and this one was FUN and perfect for sunflowers!

Aren’t these colors just GREAT?  I think so too!  I will have to tell you though…I made the whole card then realized that I had used Daffodil Delight instead of Summer Starfruit.  So I had to rip it apart and redo it with the right color!  LOL!!!  I HATE when that happens!

So now the base of the card is Summer Starfruit.  I took another piece of the Summer Starfruit and ran it through the woodgrain embossing folder then added to the card base.  I took a piece of dotted Gumbal and added a Chocolate Chip scallop edge underneath then add to the card front.  I did the long label from the Apothecary Accents Framelits in Very Vanilla, added some brown brads to each end and added to the card front using dimensionals.  I did the sunflowers with the largest flower from the Boho Blossom Punch, then cut between the petals, added a 1/2” Chocolate Chip circle in the middle and the middle flower in Gumball Green for the leaves.  I ran the Chocolate Chip circles through the Fancy Fan Folder for a little more dimension.  The flowers were added using dimensionals and I finished it off by adding pearls.  To do the greeting, we don’t have any ivory embossing powder so I embossed the greeting in clear on Very Vanilla then sponged over it in Chocolate Chip.  I cut it out using the Bitty Banners Framelit and attached using dimensionals.

Set(s): Create a Cupcake
Paper: Very Vanilla, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Chocolate Chip, Incolor Designer Series paper pack
Ink: Versamark, Chocolate Chip
Other: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Scallop Edge Punch, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Boho Blossom Punch, 1/2” Circle Punch, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Neutral Brads, Clear Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

 

So…you want to see some other GREAT designs using these colors?  Check out what the very talented Create with Connie and Mary Design Team did with it!  Until new time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Fall Banner

I LOVE making framed art.  Now really…I think it is just more fun than ANYTHING!!  (okay…cards first….especially CAS ones…then framed art!)  I have this whole collection of frames I have picked up over the years in so many different sizes and colors.  This was one of the frames from my collection.  I’m not going to go into a lot of details on this but just some general directions.

Basically I used the Howlstooth and Scaringbones dsp as the inspiration for the colors on my piece and that was what I used for my ‘banners’ (and the bottom left grey/vanilla polka dotted panel).  The More Mustard background used the leaves from Autumn Accents Die in More Mustard to create a texture.  I used the Large Scallop Edgelit and some of the Grey/Black striped satin ribbon on the base.  The letters are Basic Black that I layered onto cardboard then cut out with the Typeset Alphabet dies.  The decorations were leaves cut from More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Basic Grey and Champagne Glimmer paper.  The flowers are Champagne Glimmer Boho Blossom Punch with a Basic Black brad in the center.  The banner is strung together with a piece of Very Vanilla 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon.  Oh and of course, lots and lots and lots of dimensionals.

Set(s): None
Paper: Basic Black, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Basic Grey, Howlstooth and Scareybones dsp, Champagne Glimmer Paper
Ink: None
Other: Autumn Accents Die, Typeset Alphabet Die, Boho Blossom Punch, Neutrals Brads, Black/Grey Striped Satin Ribbon, Very Vanilla 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Large Scallop Edgelit, Dimensionals

 

 

Tweet Leaves

If are are a frequent visitor to my blog you probably noticed my love of this little ‘Tweet Leaves’ stamp done in emboss resist.  Yep..LOVE it!  Well, I still had one more leaf ready to go so thought I’d made a CAS card for the hope.  The base of the card is Very Vanilla 3 x 5 1/2 and I rounded the upper left corner and ran it through the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  I took another piece of Very Vanilla, round the upper right corner.  I cut out the Maple Leaf from the Autumn Accents die, stamped the image using versamark (I used a stamp-a-ma-jig for placement) and clear embossed.  I then sponged More Mustard, Lucky Limeade and Cherry Cobble ink on it.  I cut out some leaves from the Champagne Glimmer paper and added them behind the leaf then added the leaf to the panel.  I made a ‘bow’ from the Natural Cotton 7/8″ Ribbon and a Lucky Limeade Printed Designer Brad and added to the panel.  Finally I stamped the greeting using Cherry Cobbler then added the panel to the card front using dimensionals.

Set(s): Tweet Leaves, Petite Pairs
Paper: Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Versamark, More Mustard, Lucky Limeade, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Autumn Accents Die, Natural 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon, Incolor Designer Brads, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Clear Embossing Powder Corner Rounder, Dimensional

 

 

Tweet Leaves

Tweet LeavesOh…trust me…I’m not done with this fun little stamp yet!  LOL!!  I thought the colors for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge was just PERFECT for another Tweet Leaves card so I just went for it.  You couldn’t possibly be sick of it…I still have another one for you!

We have such a FABULOUS color challenge this week… Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade and Rich Razzleberry and I just LOVE it on this card.  The base of the card is Very Vanilla and I used my Apothecary Framelites to create the card base.  Then I used one of the smaller framelits, cut another in Very Vanilla and ran that through the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  This is added to the card base using dimensionals.  Once again cut out a Very Vanilla leaf from the Autumn Accents, stamped in versamark and clear embossed then sponged on the three colors of ink.  I stamped the greeting in Rich Razzlebery on Very Vanilla, cut into a banner and added a ribbon lace Tangerine Tango strip underneath it before adding to the card front.  I made a ‘bow’ (click here for my tutorial) using the natural 7/8” cotton ribbon (LOVE IT!) and a Lucky Limeade Incolor Printed brad.  I added the bow to the leaf then the leaf to the card front using dimensionals.

This week on Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition 2012 our team has been creating with the Fall products in the mini!  WOW…what a creative bunch!  But you need to be a subscriber to see our exclusive projects.  Subscription price is $29.95…for 30 INCREDIBLE projects each with a full downloadable tutorial.  So head over to Create with Connie and Mary and join today!

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!