Thankful For You This Fall

When you’re looking for great card ideas, don’t forget to look at the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, where you’ll find samples like the Thankful For You card on page 140. Change up the color scheme, add or remove stamps, and make it your own! For example, on this card, we changed the colors to Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Mango Melody for a fall color scheme, and used the Subtle embossing folder instead of the Pinewood Planks.   This card works for Thanksgiving, but could also work any time of the year that you want someone to know that you’re…

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Dragonflies in a Jar Light Up Your Life

Capture some dragonflies (or fireflies) in a jar for someone who lights up your life! Card Base: Cut a sheet of Tranquil Tide card stock to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ with your Stampin’ Trimmer for your card base and fold it in half. Layer 1: Cut a piece of Delightful Daisy DSP to 5-1/4″ x 4″ and layer it on the card base to get this beautiful background. Dragonflies: Use a few sprinkles of Yellow and Prussian Blue Brusho on a piece of watercolor or Shimmery White paper. Moisten the crystals to create a wash with a Stampin’ Spritzer or Aqua…

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Boating with Swirly Bird and Man’s Best Friend

All the Deets Do you ever sit down in your craft room and realize that you really need to clean and organize if before you can even begin your current project? That’s how this card-making adventure began – with the stuff on my desk, AND THERE WAS A LOT OF STUFF! So I created a whimsical card for you with the Stampin’ Up! Swirly Bird stamp set and Swirly Scribbles framelits. It all started with the background paper. The pack of Stampin’ Up! Naturally Eclectic paper was staring at me from the pile. As I looked at it, it seemed like…

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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.   To Create This Crisp and…

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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: 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,…

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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! To create this card: Cut a card base (8-1/2″x 5-1/2″, folded in half) in Stampin’ Up! Crushed Curry cardstock – such a bright, happy color that pairs well with Early Espresso, Soft Suede and many shades of green. Choose 3 or 4 pretty papers with coordinating fall colors and cut them to the following dimensions:  I chose 2 patterns…

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Thankful

Thankful for You

With the Thanksgiving holiday this week, there’s no better time than now to think about the people in your life that you’re grateful for, and let them know what they mean to you. This easy card we created in class this month can be sent for Thanksgiving, or really any time of year!
Photo of Thankful for You card with Stampin' Up! Blooms and Bliss paper and Sheltering Tree greeting
Card Base: Rich Razzleberry Card Stock,  cut to 5-1/2” x  8-1/2”
Flower Layer:  Blooms & Bliss DSP, cut to 3” x 5-1/2”.
Larger Rectangle: Mint Macaron card stock, cut to ¾” x  3”.
Smaller Rectangle: Whisper White ½” wide scrap, long enough for
sentiment, ~2-3/4”. TIP: use a
longer scrap, then trim after stamping the sentiment.
Sentiment:   Stamp ‘Thankful for You’ from the ShelteringTree stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink
Optional: Add a layer of Whisper White card stock, 5-1/4” x 4” on
the inside to have a lighter area to write on.

Bonus Days Reminder and Thoughtful Branches Bundle

Did you earn Bonus Days Rewards In July? If you participated in the Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days Rewards in July, be sure to redeem your coupon codes before August 31st! Consider using your coupon codes for this versatile Thoughtful Branches bundle available until the end of August, or while supplies last. The bundle contains both the stamp set and Thinlits Dies and you save money by ordering them together (and you’ll really want both!)   Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set   Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies Save $$$ by getting them in a bundle: Thoughtful Branches Bundle While you’re waiting for your…

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It’s A Good Day

Look Out the Window! When you looked out the window this morning, what did you see? Here in Wisconsin, I saw snow! I’m ready to see green grass and flowers blooming everywhere. So I created this little spring scene in my stamp room. Once the scene was complete, I needed a little sentiment, so I chose ‘it’s a good day’ from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Home set. What do you think? Is it a good day? Every morning that I wake up and can get out of bed is a pretty good day! Enjoy your life today!

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March 2016 Paper Pumpkin

Easily Adapt Paper Pumpkin I love my Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin kits, but I rarely make all the projects exactly alike. It is so easy to make the pieces provided in the kit uniquely yours by adding a few small touches. The March kit had 4 small gift cards and 4 large gift cards. I made three of the small gift cards and one of the large gift cards following the instructions included in the kit.   Check out this quick Stampin’ Up! video to see how to create these gift card projects. Since I didn’t need all of these…

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Drapery Fold Flowering Fields

Experiment with Card Folds Every once in a while, it’s good to shake up your card-making routine by using a different technique. This card features an easy fold that allows you to see both sides of your pretty Designer Series Paper. It is called a Drapery Fold or Pleat Fold, and you can find some videos on how it’s done on YouTube. Try it with your favorite paper! This sample shows the Autumn Traditions DSP, which is a retired Stampin’ Up! paper from the 2009-2010 Annual Catalog, a card base in Tip Top Taupe, and a Whisper White layer. Whichever…

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Where is Spring?

Flowering Fields Work of Art Last week the box of flowers I ordered in February arrived for the “right time for planting in Wisconsin”. But it’s been cool and rainy lately, so I planted some flowers in my studio instead. Flowering Fields This was my first chance to play with the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration Flowering Fields stamp set, and it was so much fun! To create this card: Ink up some of the flower images from Flowering Fields (shown below) with Stampin’ Write markers in Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight and stamp them in the middle…

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Endless Kindness

Kindness Lotus Blossoms Tip: When you have a stamp set out, use it to make several cards before putting it away again.Here is the second of my Lotus Blossom fever cards. To create this card: Supplies Ink: Perfect Plum Used on Lotus Blossom stamp 1, then stamped off for stamp 2 So Saffron for Lotus Blossom stamp 3 Old Olive for dark center of stem Pear Pizzazz for outer stemPaper:Perfect Plum Cardstock, 1/4″ x 4-1/2″ So Saffron Cardstock, 4-1/2″ x11″, folded in half. Whisper White Cardstock, 3″ x 4-1/2″ Tea for two DSP (retired), 3″ x 5″ Stamps: Lotus Blossom (retired) Punches & Embellishments:…

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You’re In My Thoughts

Lotus Blossoms Made Me Think of You! I think I have Lotus Blossom Fever. Is there such an illness? I’m seriously having so much fun trying different color combinations with this three-step stamp! I don’t know why it took me soooo long to ink up this stamp from Sale-a-Bration 2015! To create this card: The card base is So Saffron cardstock, 4-1/2″ x 11″, folded in half. Add a layer of Cucumber Crush cardstock, 3-1/2″ x 5″. The next layer is Designer Series Paper, cut to 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″. This sample uses Sweet Sorbet (retired) Cut a piece of Whisper…

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Cherry On Top

Shoe Box Swap Gather To Stamp Last month at the Song of My Heart Stampers demonstrator meeting we had a shoebox swap! If you don’t know what that is, it’s a get-together where each participant designs a card and cuts all the pieces needed to create their design. Then the cut pieces, along with stamps, ink and embellishments are placed in a shoebox or other container. Everyone goes around the tables and creates the project in each box. It’s so much fun! At this gathering, the Stampin’ Up! Cherry On Top DSP (Designer Series Paper) stack and coordinating Washi Tape was a…

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