World Cardmaking Day Fall Thank You

I have one last fall leaf card to share with you today for World Cardmaking Day! This one features beautiful copper embossing with the Vintage Leaves and Colorful Seasons stamp sets! Here’s a close-up peek. I must admit that I have not actually SEEN any of these copper-spotted leaves on the ground – lol, though I always look for pretty ones when I walk. I wanted to create the speckled look that I see on many leaves, so I stamped the speckle stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Swirly Bird stamp set in Versamark ink and heat-embossed it with Copper embossing powder. I love how it turned out, and hope you do too!

World Cardmaking day Fall card with a Crumb Cake base and man leaves stamped, heat-embossed and die-cut, then layered on a corrugated Pumpkin Pie background.

Heat-embossed Fall leaves on a corrugated background.

 

Some of the other leaves were stamped with Versamark ink and heat-embossed with Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler (all retired) and Clear embossing powder. If you don’t have the colored embossing powders, you can stamp the image using a juicy ink pad in the color of your choice, then heat emboss it with Clear embossing powder and the Heat Tool to get the same effect.

The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock and the corrugated Pumpkin Pie piece background is left over from a past Paper Pumpkin kit. I think it adds great texture to the background, don’t you?

I stamped the banner from the Home Life bundle in Crumb Cake ink on a piece of Whisper White card stock and die cut it with the Welcome Home framelits (also part of the Home Life bundle). It’s a nice large banner, so many sentiments will fit on it. Here the Thank You from the Stampin’ Up! Daisy Delight stamp set was added in Early Espresso ink. Since Daisy Delight is a photopolymer set, it’s easy to position it where you want it on the banner.

The completed World Cardmaking Day fall card features a large banner die cut with the Welcome Home framelits. The Thank You sentiment is from the Daisy Delight stamp set. All products shown are from Stampin’ Up!.

Crisp and Cool – Fall is here!

This year I was beginning to wonder if Fall had been hijacked! The temperatures were in the 90’s near the end of September, and the leaves were all still green. But in the last week, the weather has returned to more normal fall temps, the leaves have changed color, and many of them are now on the ground. What a difference a week makes!

Some of the leaves I colored recently have made their way onto today’s card, along with the ‘Crisp and Cool’ sentiment that just didn’t fit Wisconsin temps a week ago.

Fall card created with the Woodland embossing folder and Colorful Seasons leaves.

Crisp and Cool Fall Leaves

 

To Create This Crisp and Cool Card:

You can create many wonderful fall cards using the embossed backgrounds and colored leaves. Just change the layout and the sentiment for a whole new look! Each card will be unique.

Fall Colors with the Colorful Seasons bundle

Do you love all the colors of fall leaves? In your craft room, it’s easy to use a few ink pads to make them as wild or subdued as you like!

Last week I shared this photo on my Facebook page of some leaves I had inked up for fall projects:

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Autumn Leaves die cut with the Stampin Up! Big Shot and Colorful Seasons bundle, then colored with various ink pads and sponge daubers.

How To Create Today’s Fall Card

I started this card with Stampin’ Up! Crushed Curry Cardstock and the Colorful Seasons Bundle. If you look closely at the stamp pads in the photo, you’ll see that the ink colors I used are Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo and Lemon Lime Twist – all from Stampin’ Up!.

After using the Big Shot to die cut the leaves with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits , I just used sponge daubers to add the various colors – lots of fun and no two alike!

Today I’m sharing the first project I made with these leaves.  In the original version of this card, I left the front plain and added the sentiment on the inside:

Autumn Leaves created with the Stampin; Up! Colorful Seasons bundle and several ink pads.

Plain Autumn Leaves Card Front. The background paper is from the Color Theory paper pack.

Inside of card with autumn leaves and sentiment Life is a Beautiful Thing

Life is a Beautiful Thing – stamp the sentiment and leaves on the inside of this card

Words or no words?

However, I wasn’t satisfied with the front of the card being so plain, so I added a few words from the Tabs for Everything stamp set, like happy, smile, and enjoy, with Tangerine Tango ink. What do you think – keep the words or leave them off?

A fall card in crumb cake with color theory background, leaves colored with sponge daubers and Stampin' Up! ink colrs and words like happy, smile and enjoy - from the Stampin' Up! Tabs for Everything stamp set.

Fall card with Colorful Seasons bundle and sentiments from Tabs for Everything

Pumpkin Spice Latte Season

With the cooler weather arriving here, and school back in session, it’s time to embrace all the things we love about the Fall season! Today’s card is for all my coffee-lovin’ friends who enjoy a great cup of Pumpkin Spice Latte!

Enjoy the Fall season with Pumpkin Spice Latte

To create this card:

Product List

Glue Dots

$5.25

Big Shot

$110.00

Updates

Well, my blog changes are mostly done now, I think. I’m still getting used to changing blogging platforms.

Lyssa Zwolanek, my Stampin’ Up! upline designed the new blog header for me. What do you think?

Wow, looks like I haven’t posted anything new on this blog since March !!! Good thing you can find me on Pinterest and Facebook if you want to see what I’ve been up to! 🙂 Just click the links at the top of the sidebar on the right, and say hello!

 

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Stitched From the Heart to Celebrate Love

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Let’s celebrate love, for all the couples tying the knot today, and for everyone who has special people in their lives!

Hearts card with Stampin' Up! Stitched Shapes framelits

Do you have pretty paper in your stash?

Use some for a background and to cut out two hearts for this easy card!

This layout and sentiment is a wonderful way to celebrate love for a wedding or anniversary, as well as for Valentine’s Day. Try a different paper or color combo and see what you can create today!

 

Beautiful Lace

Today I have a beautiful lace design for a Valentine, Wedding or Anniversary card. Lace Anniversary card

The best news is that you can get this stamp set FREE during Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration with a $50 purchase, so that you can create your very own version! Here are a couple of ideas from the Sale-a-Bration catalog

Delicate Details card designs from the Sale-a-Bration catalog

Want the ribbon too? Then spend $100 on craft products (before tax & shipping) and get the ribbon FREE too!

OR, for an even better deal, JOIN MY TEAM, and for $99 you get $125 in Stampin’ Up! products of your choice with free shipping, PLUS 2 stamp sets FREE during Sale-a-Bration (ends March 31, 2017). Contact me for all the details or visit Join the Fun to get started.

Just click the photo below to get to the Stampin’ Up! catalog page where you will find the Sale-a-Bration, Occasions and Annual catalog links. The Delicate Details stamps set is on page 9, and the gorgeous metallic ribbon comes in a pack of silver and gold on page 11 in the Sale-a-Bration catalog.

Lace Anniversary card

 

The Whisper White card base is 4-1/4″ x 11″, with a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Whisper White on top.

Before adhering the white layer, stamp your lace pattern and attach the Silver Metallic ribbon. The Delicate Details stamp set features 5 stunning lace stamps which can be used alone or in endless combinations. Here four of the five stamps were used with a large glass block and stamped twice in Stampin’ Up! Sahara Sand ink to create this pattern with an antique feel. Then the metallic ribbon was attached by wrapping it around the edges of the white layer and using a little Snail adhesive to adhere it on the back of the panel.

The Happy Anniversary sentiment was heat embossed in Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso embossing powder, which is now retired. If you don’t have any, simply stamp a sentiment in your favorite ink color.

Add a couple of Blushing Bride glimmer paper hearts with Stampin’ Dimensionals and your elegant card is done!

 

 

Christmas Cards

Lots of Christmas cards went in the mail this week. Here are a few, and you can see more on Facebook at Carol Gleason! Let me know which ones are your favorites by leaving a comment here or on FB!

Be sure to check what’s on the Year End Sale, going on now through January 3, 2017!

 

 

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Peaceful Woodlands

It’s That Time of Year

We awoke to snow on the ground on Saturday morning in Green Bay, and I must say, I’m not really ready for it. On Friday it was in the 60’s, on Saturday – only in the 30’s!
Photo of Gold embossed Stampin' Up! Woodlands embossing folder with Christmas Greetings Thinlits

 

Photo 2 of Stampin' Up! gold-embossed Woodlands embossing folder and Christmas Greetings Thinlits
To create this woodlands scene, apply Versamark ink to the Stampin’ Up! Woodland embossing folder before running it through the Big Shot. Then apply gold embossing powder and heat it with the heat tool until the powder melts. Decorate as desired with glimmer paper, sequins or other embellishments.
Use the Christmas Greetings thinlits dies and fine tip glue pen to add a sentiment.
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