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.
Crisp and Cool Fall Leaves
To Create This Crisp and Cool Card:
Start with a card base in Peekaboo Peach, 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, folded in half.
Using the Woodland embossing folder, ink the inside of the folder with Crumb Cake ink and emboss the Crumb Cake cardstock. This will create a beautiful background for your fall leaves, so you may want to emboss several pieces.
If you have not already colored some leaves for this card, get your fall ink colors out now and stamp a couple of small leaves with the Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons stamp set. Use sponge daubers to add layers of color to the leaves. see yesterday’s post for examples. Once you get started, you may find yourself having so much fun that you end up with LOTS of leaves! Then cut them out with your Big Shot and the Seasonal Layers thinlits. (HINT: You can save 10% by purchasing the Colorful Seasons bundle, so you’ll have both the stamp set and framelits for this project!)
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?
Fall card with Colorful Seasons bundle and sentiments from Tabs for Everything
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:
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:
Use a 1/2″ wide scrap of Whisper White, about 3″ long and stamp the sentiment from the So In Love stamp set in Rose Red ink, or a color that coordinates with your pretty paper. Then trim it to about 2-1/2″ and adhere it in the bottom right corner with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
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!
Today I have a beautiful lace design for a Valentine, Wedding or 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
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.
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.
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!
Today’s card is one we made at card class last week and features the Stampin’ Up! Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the baby bear from the Fa-La-La-La Friends stamp set. Isn’t he cute in his Christmas pajamas?
Glue the 6 squares evenly spaced
onto the Garden Green layer. HINT: attach the two end squares, leaving a ¼”
margin at top & sides, then center 1 square between them in the top row.
Then do the bottom row so the squares are ¼” from the bottom of the Green layer
and lined up with the top row.
Add 3 random rhinestones wherever they look best on your small squares.
NOTE: the 1” square punch used to punch the square for this card is currently on the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack, while supplies last. The original price is $16, on clearance for $9.60. It’s a great tool for cutting small squares to use up your small scraps, as these small pieces are difficult to cut with the trimmer.The Merry Mice stamp set is on sale as part of the Stitched from the Heart promotion. You can see the newStitched Shapes framelits diesand the stamp sets that are on sale only in November here.
When you’re looking for stamping inspiration, start with the Stampin’ Up! catalogs! They’re full of ideas for color combinations, card layouts, gift packaging and more. Last week we were inspired by this simple and elegant Christmas card on page 48 in the 2016 Holiday Catalog:
Of course, we changed it up just a bit, and this is our version:
Tie 1/8″ gold ribbon at the top of the
card, putting a glue dot under the bow to hold it in place.
**HINT: If your card base is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, you won’t be able to tie the ribbon around the card. So just cut it long enough for the front of the card and attach it with a couple of mini glue dots, then make a separate bow and attach it to the ribbon with another mini glue dot. Ask me how I know this 🙂
How will you be inspired today? If you need a Holiday Catalog, contact me!
Just a few pieces of pretty paper, some ink and a stamp set are all you need to create this quick card from last week’s class. Or you can step it up a notch with the Stampin’ Up! Festive embossing folder!