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Gather Together

SU! Gather Together in Color

Where does the time go – here it is Wednesday already, you know, hump day. Today’s card speaks fall and thankfulness all in one – and it’s not complicated either. Nice to have something easy now & then, right?

Gather Together #1

What do you think? I love the color combination and I appreciate the simplicity. So here’s how I created this… almost beginner-type card.

  • Stamp the larger pumpkin randomly in Cajun Craze ink on a Whisper White panel. I recommend stamping at least five times, maybe seven but always an odd number of times.
  • Stamp the duo pumpkin in Pumpkin Pie ink, again randomly. This time the number is unimportant as you are using this stamp to fill in the white spaces.
  • Using the brush tip of your Pumpkin Pie marker, flip the brush against the lid of the marker to scatter ink. Now do the same with the Cajun Craze marker. Love this look… give it just a bit to dry.
  • Adhere the Whisper White panel to Mango Melody cs with liquid glue.
  • Adhere this to the Cajun Craze card base.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Gather Together stamp set in Pumpkin Pie ink on a Whisper White strip.
  • Adhere the strip to a Mango Melody strip.
  • Wrap Linen Thread around the banner strip at least three times and tie a knot. Tie a double bow with Linen Thread & adhere with a glue dot.
  • Add dimensionals to the back and then to the card front. Voila! the card front is complete.

For the inside…

Gather Together #2, inside
  • Stamp the sentiment – still from Gather Together stamp set, in Cajon Craze ink on a Whisper White panel.
  • Ink the pumpkin in Pumpkin Pie inkstamp off once – and stamp over the sentiment. I love this look!! It brings the eye directly to the sentiment and adds a wonderful layer of color.
  • Adhere to a panel of Mango Melody cs and then adhere to the card inside with liquid glue. Your inside is now complete.. wheee, card is finis.

Don’t you love how easy this was? And it’s a beautiful card.

Gather Together #3

Now that we have our card made, let’s talk Paper Pumpkin for a bit. This next months kit is titled Joy To The World and is of course Christmas – and yes, cards. Sentiments will be in three languages and here’s why… SU! is encouraging us to send cards (for real) or virtually to folks from other countries – kind of like a pen pal. While you may not connect enough to actually BE pen pals, it would still be fun to connect to other crafters around the world. So join PP even for the month – just to try it out. And when b you do you can also join the Joy To The World Paper Pumpkin Page. But you must be a subscriber to do that! Join now…


Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription 1-Month – 137858

Price: $21.00 Add All to Cart

Supply List

Below is list of all supplies for today’s project. Below that are the card cuts.


Gather Together Photopolymer Stamp Set – 150589

Price: $17.00


Cajun Craze 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock – 119684

Price: $8.75


Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad – 147085

Price: $7.50


Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad – 147086

Price: $7.50


Regals Stampin’ Write Markers – 147155

Price: $30.00


Mango Melody 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock – 146989

Price: $8.75


Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock – 100730

Price: $9.75


Linen Thread – 104199

Price: $5.00 Add All to Cart

Supply List

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a

handmade card filled with love.

Card Cuts for today’s project:

  • Cajun Craze card base 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • Mango Melody cs 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 (cut 2)n + 3/4 x 3 7/8 (banner)
  • Whisper White cs 3 3/4 x 5 (cut 2) + 1/2 x 3 7/8 (banner)

Triple Fold Card

Fun fold cards are just that – FUN to create! One of the best parts of card making is creating something for a special someone. Somehow for me, it’s easier to make a card when I have a reason for that card. This card is for that woman who is struggling with some health issues, is getting better but needs encouragement. Let’s take a look.



The card was created with a 12″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Pretty Peacock. Score it on the long side at 4 1/4″, 7 1/4″ and 10 1/4″. The elegant papers used to decorate this project were taken from the Come to Gather Designer Series papers in the Holiday catalogue shown on page 48. Here are the stats for the card cuts:

  • for the front and reverse side of that fold, 1 5/8″ x 5 3/8″, cut two, using one side for the front of the card and thew other side of the card stock for the reverse side.
  • for the next two sections, 2 3/4″ x 5 3/8″, cutting two. Again use alternating sides of the DSP for each section.
  • For the last section, 4″ x 5 3/8″. What I did here is slice off 1/2″ the long side, turn that small piece to the reverse side.

Adhere all pieces to the appropriate panels. That third panel could easily be a piece of plain card stock for writing a lovely note :o) ~ just sayin’. On the last panel I have used the 2nd (on mint macaron card stock) and 3rd (on whisper white card stock) largest dies in the Stitched Nested Labels set shown on page 92 in the annual catalogue to include a sentiment. That nice saying came from the Colorful Seasons stamp set shown on page 56 in the annual catalogue. I used another of it’s sayings on the second panel, stamped on a 1 1/8″ piece of mint macaron card stock. It was originally cut as a 4″ length, then I cropped it using the banner triple punch shown on page 186 in the annual catalogue.

The belly band is 1″ x 12″. You may find when you gently wrap it around the card, that it needs to be shortened a bit.  Do that before adhering together with snail. Then decorate the belly band. I used the beautiful whisper white 5/8″ Flax Ribbon found on page 174 in the annual catalogue and adhered that also with snail. Using the Gathered Together stamp set (pages 47 & 48 in the Holiday catalogue), I stamped that gorgeous large leaf and colored it with several stamping blends: Pretty Peacock,  Granny Apple Green and just a hint of Cherry Cobbler. (see the full range of colors available in the Annual Catalogue on page 179. I then cut it with the Gathered Leaves dies (pg. 47 HC) and adhered with snail.

Notice how Stampin’ Up! products can be used in so many different ways? They coordinate like no other products out there! If you would like to place an order, please use my host code that is good until Oct 31, 2019. If your order is over $150, don’t use the host code – get your own free products SU! offers! If your orders are $50 or more, you will receive a free product from me ~ doesn’t that seem fun?

May you have a beautiful day! Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card  <:o)



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