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SU! Feels Like Frost Fun Fold

Helllloooo – it’s Wacky Wednesday… you know, hump day, middle of the week and all that. Today’s card features a W-Fold using Feels Like Frost 6×6 DSP as the headline.  W-Folds are so much fun, just notching things up out of the ordinary.

Feels Like Frost W-Fold
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And here’s the ‘innerds’…

Feels Like Frost, inside
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I used the Love of Leaves Bundle to highlight the leaf image on the DSP. And here’s the ‘how to’..

  • To the Whisper White card base (4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2), adhere Highland Heather card stock (3 7/8 x 5 1/8), then a layer of the Feels Like Frost 6×6 DSP (3 3/4 x 5) – both with liquid glue.
  • Again with Whisper White, stamp the sentiment in Rococo Rose ink. Die cut with Stitched Rectangles Dies. Approximate finished size of die cut is 2 7/8 x 7/8.
  • With Rococo Rose card stock die cut three leaves (see photos above for reference) using the Stitched Leaves Dies. These emboss and die cut at the same time!  Love this look :O)
  • Adhere the longer leaf to the sentiment panel, just the bottom of the leaf. Put dimensionals on the remainder of the leaf and on the sentiment panel. Adhere to the card front and voila – front is complete!
  • Oh… I did add 3 Elegant Faceted Gems to the front and a Linen Thread bow.

For the inside…

Feels Like
Frost W-Fold, inside
#3

Here I used Stitched Leaves Dies, Love of Leaves stamp set and Celebrate Tidings stamp set for the inside sentiments. I ran two panels of Whisper White (4 x 5 1/4) through the Tasteful
Textiles 3D embossing folder and adhered these to both sides of the inside of the card. Details of the W-Fold…

  • Cut a length of Whisper White to create the Z-Fold – 1 3/4 x 11: score at 2 3/4, 5 1/2, 8 1/4. Fold and burnish: valley, mountain, valley. The mountain is in the center of the card.
  • Cut 4 panels of Highland Heather card stock – 2 3/4 x 2
  • Cut 2 panels of 2019-2021 In Color 6×6 DSP in Purple Posey – 2 1/2 x 1 3/4
  • Cut 2 panels of Whisper White for dry embossing – 4 x 51/4

More info for the W-Fold…

from the top look at this W-Fold
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  • Adhere the DSP to 2 panels of Highland Heather with liquid glue.
  • Adhere leaf with liquid glue as well
  • On the two white panels, stamp the leaf of choice in Rococo Rose ink, stamping off at least once, then stamp your sentiment in Highland Heather ink.
  • Adhere completed White panels to Highland Heather panels with liquid glue.
  • Adhere the scored Whisper White strip to the inside of the card, centering top to bottom and to the edge of the embossed panel – adhering JUST THE END PANELS.
  • Now adhere the decorated panels thusly: right end panel first, then lay next panel directly on top and close the card adhering it with liquid glue. Complete other two panels in same way – laying one on top of the other and closing the card. This keeps the panels in direct alignment.

For the final touches, I added 3 Elegant Faceted Gems to each of the two end panels and covered the leaves with Wink of Stella. I also covered the small leaf on the sentiment panel with Wink of Stella. It doesn’t show in the photos, but it adds a lot to the completed card.

The envelope..

Feels Like Frost W-Fold
#5
  • Cover the envelope flap with strips from the same Feels Like Frost 6×6 DSP and the 2019-2021 In Color 6×6 in Purple Posey.
  • Stamp a leaf from the Love of Leaves stamp set on the envelope front in stamped off Rococo Rose. Cover with Wink of Stella.

YAY – beautiful card and it is complete!

 

SU! Birthday Triple Cube Pop Up Fun Fold

Hellooooo 😁 It’s F-A-L-L, officially… and today’s card is sort of fall and definitely a birthday card. It was, I confess, my first attempt at making this fun fold, and I’m generally pretty pleased with it. We learn from mistakes, hopefully, and I should make another real soon as to remember what I would do differently… Here ’tis…

Triple Box Fun Fold
#1

The gorgeous Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP is the highlight of this card – and the background to it is the Brushed Metallic card stock in copper and the card base is Cinnamon Cider. I used the Ornate Frames Dies to frame the sentiment and Fancy Phrases stamp set for the sentiment. I added the Gilded Gems on the sentiment label.

Ornate Frames Dies, Gilded Gems
#2

The Butterfly Gala Bundle (stamp set/ butterfly punch) were used for the butterflies (3 of them) and several Blends for coloring: Lt Purple Posy, Lt Bermuda Bay and Lt Mango Melody. To add as bit of glam on the butterflies, I added Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels. I also used gold metallic trim for the butterfly antennae – this is from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack.

For the “inside” decorations I used the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty DSP and the Boho Indigo Dies for the vases.

Triple Fun Fold, inside
#3

On another of the ‘inside panels” I created a banner/ tag using the Fancy Phrases Bundle (stamp set and Fancy Tag Topper Punch).

Fun Fold, inside
#4
Fancy Tag Topper Punch
#5

The tag was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then the flowers colored with Calypso Coral and Just Jade Blends. Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels were centered on the two flowers. Basketweave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack – copper metallic for the trim + Forever Greenery Ribbon Combo Pack using the Vanilla. I did trim the width to allow it to slip inside the prepared sleeve.

Here are photos in general preparation of this FUN FOLD… card cuts will be. listed at the end of this post.

Triple Box Fun Fold
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Triple Box Fun Fold
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tabs for holding the sentiment
#8

This is great picture of the tabs to hold the sentiment… each is about 1/2″ width x 2″ in length then folded in half. Adhere tear n tape to each side. Adhere the folded side to the fold of the lower ‘boxes’, centering. Remove tear n tape and carefully apply sentiment tag.

sentiment added to tabs
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Triple Box Fun Fold
#10

What a fun project… I suggest/ highly recommend doing a You Tube search before beginning this project. That will be very helpful – and there are several out there. Find what works best for you.

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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.

The above card was made for our daughters birthday and given to her yesterday. She’s a sweetheart – and of course we are not prejudiced at all. 😏

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Card Cuts for today’s project:

  • Cinnamon Cider : 5 1/2 x 11 1/2 (main cube) scored at 2 3/4, 5 1/2, 8 1/4 and 11; (side cubes) 2 3/4 x 11 1/2 scored at 2 3/4, 5 1/2, 8 1/4 and 11 – cut  & prepare 2
  • Card stock mats (I used Brushed Metallic) 2 1/2 square (6)
  • DSP: 2 1/4 square (6) I used Gilded Autumn SDSP
  • DSP for inside coverings: 2 1/2 square (6) I used Gilded Autumn SDSP
  • Card stock for tabs, 1/2 x 2 (2)
  • Card stock for sentiment banner – depends on what banner/ sentiment chosen
  • addition… sleeve for tag – 2 5/8 x 5 1/4; tag – 2 x 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SU! Beautiful Autumn Bundle

It’s Friday already – where did this week go? How was it – did you have a good week? We had lots of meetings this week, mostly virtual – and that’s OK. Being able to accomplish the goals is what matters. Ok – idle chatter… let’s get on with it shall we?

Today’s card is another fall one – a masculine birthday card. And it’s the DSP that really takes center stage, although… the Autumn Punch pack from the Beautiful Autumn bundle shows itself pretty well too. This is a CASE of a card I saw by another demo: Dawn Olchefske. Thanks for the inspiration!

Beautiful Autumn Bundle
#1

Let’s take a peek at how we made this card.

  • cut a rectangle with Stitched Rectangle Dies from  a 2 x 4 piece of Pumpkin Pie cs. SAVE the outside trim!
  • Using the wonderful Autumn Punch Pack, punch the leaves and acorn. And quick tip… align the right side of the punch with the paper and punch, then move to the left side and align the left sign and punch, then punch the center. And if it helps even more, lightly draw a center line that can be erased after punching.
  • Slip a DSP scrap behind it and adhere with liquid glue. There are so many possibilities in this Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP pack, but I definitely wanted masculine and this check fit that perfectly.
  • Mat on a layer of Early Espresso cs with dimensionals. But wait – some texture… I played around with several things, paper, various ribbons, even other DSP, but settled on this from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack. Layer and adhere with Stampin Seal then place on the Early Espresso cs.
  • Adhere another panel of Gilded Autumn DSP to the Early Espresso card base with liquid glue. (What I would do differently here… adhere DSP to Very Vanilla OR Pumpkin Pie layer, then to the card stock base.)
  • Stamp the birthday sentiment from the Best Year stamp set with Pumpkin Pie ink on Very Vanilla cs. Die cut using the Ornate Frames Dies.
  • Adhere both the sentiment panel and the Autumn Punch panel to the card using liquid glue.
  • For a bit of ‘glam’ and added texture – add the Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins to the sentiment panel.

For the inside… and I really like how this turned out!

Beautiful Autumn Bundle – inside
#2
  • Adhere the saved ‘trim’ from the Stitched Rectangle onto a panel of Very Vanilla cs, using liquid glue.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Banner Year stamp set in Early Espresso ink.
  • Adhere the punched out leaves/ acorn (from the card front) with liquid glue.
  • Adhere the Very Vanilla panel to the card base – and voila – the card is complete.

For the envelope..

Beautiful Autumn
Bundle
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Beautiful Autumn Bundle
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Card cuts:
  • Early Espresso 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2, 1 7/8 x 4
  • Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, 2 1/4 x is 6, scrap
  • Pumpkin Pie 2 x 4
  • Very Vanilla 4 x 5 1/4, scrap 2 1/2 x 1 1/2

SU! Lots of Leaves Bundle

Hello again! The weather here in NJ is beginning to turn cool – and that means leavers are gonna fall…. and we have LOTS of trees on our property… which means raking, raking, raking. Before this sounds as though I’m in the complaint department – let’s look at today’s card – it’s an elegant fall card and it features the fabulous Love of Leaves bundle. Why a bundle? When purchasing a coordinating die set with a stamp set it’s 10% LESS when bought together – a great deal.

Love of Leaves Bundle #1

I started by choosing my paper – Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP. This guided me to Very Vanilla for a coordinating card stock (versus Whisper White). Thick Very Vanilla for the card base, Brushed Metallic 12 x 12 card stock to coordinate with the gold in the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP and Very Vanilla – that’s it for papers. I wanted the Brushed Metallic paper to create a bit of shadow for my leaf, so I die cut this gorgeous leaf from the center of the panel I had cut. This ‘hole’ is covered by both the Very Vanilla card base and the Specialty DSP on top – so no one knows (but you and me!). Here’s a picture of how it looks from the back side.

Love of Leaves – die cut from Brushed metallic
#2

I die cut a rectangle using the Stitched Rectangle Dies and the 3rd smallest die from Very Vanilla cs and also die cut this gorgeous leaf from Very Vanilla at the same time. One of the special things about this bundle is how the leaves have an embossing portion that creates these wonderful impressions. OK… adhere the Very Vanilla leaf to the Brushed Metallic leaf using Stampin Seal. Adhere the leaf to the stitched rectangle with dimensionals. Then adhere this to the center of the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP with liquid glue, and this to the Brushed Metallic and then onto the card base. Now all it needs is a double length of Linen Thread tied into a bow and attached with a glue dot.

Love of Leaves
Bundle
#3

For the inside, because this particular sheet of Specialty DSP coordinates with Mint Macaron, I added a panel as a layer to the card base. The Very Vanilla got special treatment along the left edge with one of the embossing dies in this die set. Then I stamped the sentiment in Mint Macaron ink. Adhere this panel to the mint Macaron and the card is complete.

Love of Leaves inside
#4

For the envelope I used a strip of the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP to adhere to the envelope flap. For the card front I ’embossed’ a portion of one of the leaves from the die set. Elegant!

Love of Leaves Bundle #5
Love of Leaves
Bundle
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Such a beautiful card and so EASY to do with this gorgeous bundle. One of the items that makes this card so simple to do is the new Metallic Plate that can be used with the new Cut & Emboss machine. Because the plate is metallic all over, once the die is placed on it, it doesn’t move!!! No need to hold it down with a sticky note or anything. It’s the best ever. So I’m going to show it on the product list, along with the die cutting machine, cuz these are ‘must haves’. Remember, when you shop with me and your order is over $50, you will receive a SU! item of your choice worth $10.

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SU! Ornamental Envelopes and Celebrations Labels Z-Fold

Helllooooo. It’s Monday, the start of a new week. What’s your plan – who are you reaching out to? My card today is guess what – a CHRISTMAS CARD! Yep – I’m back to making them and a fun fold is always a bit exciting – and creating a Z-Fold is – just – easy. Let’s take a look…

Z-Fold, Celebration Labels w/ Ornamental Envelopes
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Z-Fold, Celebration Labels
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Fun look, right? I’ve used a few stamp sets on this card to get the sentiments or images I wanted. I love these ornaments and they were so fun to color. But I’m getting ahead of myself… Choose a DSP that will add color to the background but not compete with your main image. Here I chose Snowflake Splendor DSP and adhered it to the card front (that card stock is Pacific Point 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2). With the Celebration Labels Dies, cut one in Whisper White for your stamping and the next size larger for a nice background. You are actually cutting through the card front and the DSP and card stock layers. AND – big tip here, listen carefully – you are cutting from the back side of the card front . The reason for this is to have the plain side behind your main image and to have a decorated side when you open the card. It makes the larger die cut stand out more as well. 

Stamp the ornaments from the Ornamental Envelopes stamp set, only using the four ornaments shown. In other words using sticky notes, tape off that section on the stamp you do not want in your image prior to inking, ink the appropriate area in Tuxedo Black Memento ink – then remove the sticky notes and stamp on the die cut Whisper White. Stamp the sentiment using the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set in Granny Apple Green. Now color the ornaments – I used: Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight  and Shaded Spruce Stampin Blends. Put dimensionals on the back and adhere to the solid color side of the larger die cut.

For the Z-Fold: cut a strip from Whisper White 2 1/2 x 10 and score at 4 & 8. Burnish these score lines well so they make a wonderful Z. This creates ‘panels that are 4″, 4″ and 1 1/2″. The smallest panel is the end that will attach to the Celebration Dies and the opposite end will adhere to the inside of the card. With the 4″ end and the score line against the score line of the card, adhere the two together with liquid glue, centering it from top to bottom.  Look at this photo again for reference… Now it is time to adhere the die cuts for the front. With the card closed and the 1 1/2 strip facing you, place the die cut panel right into it’s place and adhere with liquid glue. Voila – the Z-Fold is created! Now you are ready to create the inside.

Z-Fold, Celebration Labels
#1For the inside, cut  2 panels of Seaside Spray cs 2 3/8 x 3 7/8; then cut two panels of Whisper White cs 2 1/4 x 3 3/4. Stamp your Whisper White panels. I used Yuletide Pasture stamp set ‘cuz these animals remind me of those in the stable with baby Jesus. 🙂 I stamped them in Soft Suede ink and then used the smallest of the Water Painters to ‘bleed’ the color. The collar of the sheep was colored with Poppy Parade, the bells with Daffodil Delight and the leaves with Granny Apple Green – all Stampin’ Blends. The sentiment on the sheep panel was from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and stamped in Granny Apple Green ink. The bull  got fun ornaments hung from his horns using the Little Treats stamp set and colored with Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green and the Daffodil Delight Stampin Blends. 

Now these Whisper White panels are colored, adhere them to the Seaside Spray panels with liquid glue, then adhere to the inside of the card on the strips. This picture will help you. I apologize it’s in the wrong direction! Should have fixed that… 😦

Z-Fold inside card
#3

Now flip the card over and do something for the back – – I cut a panel of Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4, stamped the sentiment from the Little Treats stamp set in Granny Apple Green ink and adhered to the card with liquid glue. And your card is complete!!! Such fun. Love doing this.

Z-Fold, back
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Z-Fold
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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.

 

SU! Lovely You w/ Artistry Blooms DSP

Hello again! It’s raining here today and I have a meeting OUTSIDE tomorrow for 18 folks! Please pray it stops raining so I can get yard furniture dried and moved for physically distancing… This group hasn’t been together since March and we desperately need to see one another. We lost the president of our group recently (yes, to Covid-19) and we are anxious to share with one another that loss of a special woman. She was giving and caring, a gentle spirit, gracious, and laughter came easily to her. She will be greatly missed… I’ve gotten off track – pray for the rain to stop so we can gather together.

Today’s creation is… four creations – each the same and yet, well, not.

Artistry Blooms DSP w/ Lovely You
Card #1
Artistry Blooms DSP w/ Lovely You
Card #2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artistry Blooms w/ Lovely You
card #3
Artistry Blooms DSP w/ Lovely You
Card #4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Card #1 is the base card – no dimensionals, no extras, just papers adhered to the card base and a sentiment – a perfect beginner card.DSP is adhered to the Whisper White panel, a strip added to cover the seam and stamped. Perfect for a beginner! The card base is Bermuda Bay; the strip is Night of Navy; sentiment stamped in Bermuda Bay.

Card #2 is only slightly different… DSP is adhered to a Whisper White panel, an strip isn added to cover the seam, then stamped. Now two additions: 1-splatter the sentiment section using the Night of Navy Marker and the lid and tap the longer tip end to create the light splatters. 2- put this panel on dimensionals. This is a step up due to the Marker and the dimensionals, but still a good beginner project. The card base is Night of Navy and the strip is Coastal Cabana; sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy.

Card #3 is another step up by adding ribbon (Just Jade 3/8″ Gingham Ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack) and these wonderful Iridescent Pearls, dimensionals behind the main panel AND an additional layer of card stock. The card base is Coastal Cabana, the layering panel is Granny Apple Green; the sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy.

Card #4 is similar to #3 BUT – the layering panel is the one on dimensionals. This then is the DSP adhered to the Whisper White panel, ribbon added to cover the seam (Boho Indigo Product Medley – Night of Navy 1/2″ Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon) and Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins in Coastal Cabana). The card base is Granny Apple Green and the layering panel is Coastal Cabana; the sentiment is stamped in Coastal Cabana.

The DSP is… Artistry Blooms – 3 x 3 adhered to Whisper White panel 3 x 4 1/2; lkayering panels are 3 1/4 x 4 3/4.

The envelopes all have the Artistry Blooms DSP on the envelope flap 2 1/4 x 6, adhered with liquid glue and trimmed to fit. For the front I pulled another stamp set as it has this rather modern stamp in it, Tasteful Touches stamp set. I used a sponge dauber, one for each color of ink, and dabbed the color on the stamp, varying it each time I stamped it. I did not clean the stamp in between. Inks used were Night of Navy and Coastal Cabana.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.

 

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  • In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 USD/$135 CAD, new recruits choose $125 USD/$165 CAD-worth of products) new recruit will also receive enough card stock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for their first event.
  • 8 packs of precut card stock of the coastal cabana pack will be provided, and 8 packs of precut card stock of the Granny Apple Green pack, for a total of 16 cards (packs include envelopes). The new recruit can choose what samples to replicate and how to distribute the packs to their customers.
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SU! Boho Indigo #3

Hello again – it’s Wednesday, hump day or haawmp day depending on the part of the country. There are probably even more pronunciations than that – but never mind…. It’s still Wednesday and we need to do something special with this day God has provided. How about … call someone whom you haven’t seen for a while and ask them how they are.  I have a list of folks the church has given me and they are so appreciative of the connection. We have bonded in a new way because of a simple phone call.

On to the card… it’s another Note Card and another vase from the Boho Indigo stamp set and coordinating dies. I had originally stamped three in Memento Black ink and they sat on my desk – this is the last of those.

Boho Indigo 3

I have used the In Good Taste DSP to cover the entire front of the note card. I stamped the leaf ‘bouquet’ in Crumb Cake ink onto a piece of Whisper White cs and fussy cut it. Then I took these sweet little flowers that are part of the Boho Indigo Product Medley of products and adhered them with a glue dot. I then adhered this behind the vase (which is on dimensionals) onto the Postage Stamp Punched piece of Whisper White. I colored the decor of the vase with Dark Crumb Cake Blends except for the flower centers. Those I left White. I then took a length of Metallic Mesh ribbon, tied the center to make it gather and adhered it to the back of this with a glue dot. Then the vase panel, leaves and all, got dimensionals and put in the center of the card. I stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings onto a Whisper White scrap with Balmy Blue ink and fussy cut it. This also got dimensionals and was placed onto the card.

For the envelope I used the same paper from In Good Taste DSP to cover the flap – liquid glue – and fussy cut. I stamped the three flowers from Boho Indigo Stamp set on the envelop front in Crumb Cake ink and the card was complete.

Boho Indigo 3

Here are the three Note Cards… the one above and two below.

Boho Indigo on a Notecard
Boho Indigo 2

These could be used as a gift set or sent individually as each is unique in itself. Love the Boho Indigo Product Medley…

 

 

 

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Card cuts for today’s card:

  • In Good Taste DSP 3 1/2 x 5 (card front) + 1 3/4 x 5 1/4 (envelope flap)
  • Whisper White approximately 2 x 4 1/2 for the stamped leaves, the Postage Stamp Punch and the fussy cut sentiment

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.

 

Amy’s Inkin Krew Blog Hop

Hi y’all… so exciting … Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop – theme is ‘Halloween Fun’. I can’t wait to see what everyone is sharing today…

I have to be up front with everyone, I’m not much into Halloween. My Mother was – she got all dressed up every year – she & Dad were in a Halloween group that got together only once a year – big party, costumes, never knew where the party was… they had a designated meeting place and would caravan for 30-45 minutes to the party site. I. was. horrified… My Mother always came up with these outlandish ideas for costumes and they most often won best costume. Me? Not so much. so, fair warning, my card is… tame, understated, not scary.

Autumn Essentials Dies
AIK Blog Hop, Sep
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Pumpkins are an essential part of Halloween. We carve them – a family event usually, and do – well, not the traditional carving. It’s a witch or a cat, or a scarecrow, or something like that – not a pumpkin ‘face’ . We started this when we moved to NJ – 34 years ago and have had LOTS of fun with this. It’s usually pretty cold – and messy. I set up a table (or two or three) in the garage for carving. Did I say it’s messy? it’s messy! In the past we have had some friends over too, but you know, this year that probably won’t happen – it will just be family.

I digress… back to the card… Crushed Curry cs run through the Tasteful Textiles embossing folder creates a wonderful background. On this go three Stitches Shapes (squares, the smallest) adhered with liquid glue about 1/2″ from top and left side. Then comes the pumpkin part – so F-U-N… drop Stampin’ Ink on a wet wipe in the colors Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry. TIP:… I put my wet wipe on a glass that used to be part of a picture frame. The glass edges have been covered in Duct Tape or something similar so there are no raw edges that might cut. This keeps your work surface dry. Here’s what the wet wipe looks like…

Wet wipe technique

Next I took a piece of Pumpkin Pie cs and put it on top of the ink splotch. This gives the paper an uneven color – as you see in the pumpkins. I then die cut the two pumpkins with the  Autumn Essential Dies. I die cut another set in plain Pumpkin Pie as I wanted the detail of the pumpkin plain, not colored. I also die cut the outline of the two pumpkins. I laid the detail pumpkin on. top of the outline pumpkin and adhered the two together with liquid glue. Then I took the colored pieces of the pumpkin and inserted them into the appropriate fitting place for each pumpkin. Voila – gorgeous pumpkins! These were adhered to the card front embossed panel with dimensionals. I added a Linen Thread bow by tying it around the larger pumpkin stem and frayed the ends. I added Curry embossed panel to a piece of Cinnamon Cider with liquid glue. This got dimensionals and was adhered to a Pumpkin Pie card base. For a bit of glitz and fun I added Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins – five of them.

Autumn Essentials Dies
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For the inside… Very Vanilla cs and Festive Corners stamp set… Memento Black ink for the web, wet wipe inks for the spider and for the word SPOOKY. It isn’t very spooky really, but nonetheless, I like it! I adhered this to Cinnamon Cider cs with liquid glue and then into the card base, also with liquid glue. And the card is complete…

Festive Corners for the inside
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For the envelope I embossed a panel of Pumpkin Pie cs with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder and adhered it to the envelope flap with liquid glue, trimmed it to fit. I then stamped ‘Happy Haunting’ with ink from the baby wipe onto the front of the envelope. This sentiment comes from the Celebration Tidings stamp set. (this set is so versatile!)

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I enjoyed making this card – just my style… hope you liked it too…

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CARD CUTS FOR TODAY’S PROJECT…
  • Crushed Curry 4 x 5 1/4 + scraps for Stitched Shapes (squares, smallest)
  • Cinnamon Cider 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 (2)
  • Pumpkin Pie 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2 + scraps for pumpkins
  • Very Vanilla 4 x 5 1/4

SU! Boho Indigo #2 on Notecard

Hi Everyone! It is b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l here in NJ, USA… Cool temps, low humidity – yes – I could accept this for a while 😁… Just perfect!

My card for today is another Boho Indigo on a Notecard. I had stamped three vases in Memento Black ink some time ago and they have been sitting on my workspace waiting patiently to be used. I swear a little gremlin kept pushing them forward saying “use me, use me”. Must be my imagination 🙂

Card…

Boho Indigo 2

What we have is three colors (a couple of shades of green but that’s ok): a Petal Pink from the Peony Garden DSP, solid Petal Pink cs , Whisper White cs (Postage Stamp Punch, sentiment banners and of course the Notecard, and Pear Pizzazz (+ Old Olive 1/4″ Ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack).

Stamp the vase from the Boho Indigo stamp set in Memento Black ink. Add dimesnionals to it and adhere to a Whisper White piece that has been punched using the Postage Stamp Punch. (Love this punch – such a sweet border it creates…) Die cut the leaves (twice) from Pear Pizzazz cs using the Boho Indigo coordinating dies. Trim the extended stems and adhere with liquid glue to the Whisper White Postage Stamp Punch. Adhere this vase ‘decor’ to a panel of the Petal Pink from the Peony Garden DSP with liquid glue, then to a solid piece of Petal Pink cs. Add a 1/4 length of Pear Pizzazz cs to the Notecard front, then add the Petal Pink completed panel with dimensionals.Add the folded folded 1/4″ Old Olive Ribbon with a glue dot I wanted this to be a thank you card… so I pulled out Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and stamped the sentiment on a 1/4″ Whisper White strip and cut it apart adding a banner end to the ‘thanks’ word. I adhered these with liquid glue.

For the envelope I adhered the same Peony Garden DSP to the envelope flap then stamped the ‘fleur’ across the bottom with Pear Pizzazz ink.

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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Card Cuts for this card…

  • Petal Pink 2 3/8 x 4 3/8
  • Peony Garden DSP 2 x 4
  • Whisper White for the Postage Stamp Punch – approximately 1 3/4 x 2 1/2 + 1/4″ strip for sentiment approximately 2″ in length

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