May life be filled with fond memories, like boating with a 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!
Once I had chosen the background, using the Swirly Scribbles framelits, I cut the waves twice, once in Night of Navy and once in Whisper White. Then I fitted the white pieces back into the spaces on the navy piece to finish off the wave and give the card a lighter look.
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!
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?
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!.
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.