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Day of Gratitude

Fall is in the air and I’ve been creating cards with the stamp set Day of Gratitude.  This is the stamp set I received at the Stampin’ Up Fort Worth regional.  The stamp set is featured in the holiday mini.  I especially like the medallion in the set so I created this week’s card for Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge with the medallion as the focal point.  The sketch is featured in the Success September issue.

Success September Sketch

Fall Medallion

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I first stamped the medallion in Chocolate Chip then used sponge daubers to apply Old Olive, Cajun Craze and Daffodil Yellow.  I CASED this coloring technique from dhagberg2000 at SCS.  The Old Olive layer is embossed with the Big Shot using the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  The other side layers are Chocolate Chip and Cajun Craze.  I stamped the sentiment on Very Vanilla with Cajun Craze and used hemp cording.  I then stamped the acorn with Chocolate Chip and cut it out and adhered with a mini glue dot.

Day of Gratitude stamp set

Day of Gratitude stamp set, clear 121148 $18.95, wood 120835 $26.95

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Fall Medallion Card

Finished size: 4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets: Day of Gratitude

Paper: Cardstock:  Very Vanilla card base, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight

Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Hemp cord, Antique Brad, dimensionals

Techniques: Stamping, Embossing

Saying Thank You With Anything BUT A Card – PPA13

Next week my sister is having a SU  party.  To say thank you for hosting I made this cute box with handle.  I am going to fill it with goodies (stamp, color spot, candy).  This would also make a great hostess gift if you’re invited for Thanksgiving dinner.  It’s a good way to not show up empty-handed.

The pattern for the box is from SU.

Autumn Thank You Hostess Box

Stamp Sets:  Autumn Splendor, Short & Sweet

Paper: SU Designer Series Paper Autumn Meadows

Ink:  SU Classic Chocolate Chip, StayzOn Timber Brown, SU water color pencils, SU blender pens

Accessories:  SU Vintage brads, SU paper snips, , SU dimensionals

Techniques: stamping, water coloring, embossing

Autumn Leaves

My inspiration for today’s card comes from PPA.  It was a sketch challenge designed by Margaret Moody.  Since there’s a crispness in the air I decided to use my Autumn Splendor stamp set again.  I love the leaf shapes and they can be many different colors and colored with markers or water color pencils.  I love using water color pencils and blending the colors with a blender pen.  I hope this inspires you with your fall crafts.

PPA12 sketch challenge

PPA12 sketch challenge

Autumn Splendor leaves circle PPA12

Stamp Sets:  Autumn Splendor, retired Fancy Flexible phrases

Paper: SU cardstock Taken with Teal and More Mustard, SU Designer Series Paper Autumn Meadows

Ink:  StayzOn Timber Brown, SU water color pencils, SU blender pens

Accessories:  SU Vintage brads,  SU 5/8″ Chocolate Chip ribbon , SU paper snips, , SU dimensionals, non SU scallop punch

Techniques: stamping, water coloring

Where the wild things are

Every morning and every evening as I walk out my front door I see deer, many species of birds and sometimes rabbits.  We live in a subdivision that is outside the city limits and having wildlife live in our yards is not unusual which inspired me to create a wildlife scene in a diorama card.  These cards seem difficult to make but they’re really easy.  Just follow the tutorial at SCS.  The dimensions for my card are smaller but just keep the proportions in the tutorial and you can make these cards in many different sizes.  The dimensions for the card I made will fit in the SU medium envelopes (Medium envelopes measure 5 3/4″ x 4-3/8).  Here are the dimensions for the card I made.

Cut 2 pieces of cardstock 7.5″ x 4.25″ for front and back covers and score 2″ from each short side.

Cut 1 piece of cardstock 5.5″ x 4.25″ for middle panel and score 1″ on each short side.

Here are my wild things.

Where the wild things are diorama caqrd

Where the wild things are diorama card

Stamp Sets:  Forest Friends, Short and Sweet

Paper: SU cardstock More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, SU Designer Series Paper Autumn Meadows

Ink:  SU classic inks Chocolate Chip, SU Earth Element markers Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, More Mustard

Accessories:  SU Vintage brads,  SU wide oval punch, SU large oval punch, SU round tab punch, SU 1/4″ chocolate chip ribbon, SU paper snips, SU clear embossing powder

Techniques: stamping, embossing

Friendship blooms in color PPA11

I wanted to use my Friendship Blooms stamp set and I had the perfect opportunity with this week’s PPA color challenge:  Perfect Plum, Old Olive, and Pumpkin Pie.  I love these colors together!  Using Julie Cavison’s tutorial, original concept by Jackie Topa,  I made a side step card.    I hope this inspires you to make this type of card.  It’s super easy.

PP11 colors

Friendship Blooms sidestep card PPA11

Friendship Blooms sidestep card PPA11

Stamp Sets:  retired SU Friendship Blooms

Paper: SU cardstock Perfect Plum, Old Olive, Pumpkin

Ink:  SU classic inks Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Pumkin

Accessories:  SU 3/16″ round corner punch, SU wide oval punch, non SU jewels, non SU ribbon dyed with Pumpkin classic ink, SU paper snips, SU dimensionals

Techniques: stamping

The Splendid Table

When you’re getting ready for Thanksgiving don’t just think about what you’re going to wear.  Your table also needs to be dressed to look inviting.  My Thanksgiving table will look splendid with my new napkin rings, place cards and decorated candles all done with Stampin’ Up! products.  My guests will also be invited with coordinating invitations.  Stampin’ Up! Products are so versatile.  The Autumn Meadows Designer Series Paper all so beautiful I had a difficult time deciding on which pattern to use.  I wanted a dressy coordinating ribbon and ended up using an ivory organza ribbon that I dyed with the Soft Suede ink pad.  I hope this inspires you to dress up your table for Thanksgiving.

Splendid Table

Stamp Sets:  SU  Autumn Splendor, SUSincere Salutations

Paper: SU in color Soft Suede, SU cardstock More Mustard, Autumn Meadows DSP

Ink:  SU classic inks Chocolate Chip, in color Soft Suede, , SU Really Rust , SU More Mustard, Versamark,

Accessories:  SU natural hemp twineRound Tab paper punch, SU corner rounder punch, SU jumbo eyelet, SU heat tool, clear embossing powder, SU paper snips, non SU ribbon dyed with in color Soft Suede classic ink, candle

Techniques: embossing, stamping, candle stamping

A note of Gratitude and Thanks PPA10

Being grateful and thankful is not only for Thanksgiving.  To live a balanced life we all must be thankful of everything everyday.  Thankful for family, friends, work and for the opportunity to create and live our lives the very best we can.  We must take a moment everyday smell the roses and be grateful.  Every experience and moment shapes our being and allows us to grow.  Not only this Thanksgiving but every day I try to take note and be grateful for everything in my life.  This project is for the PPA weekly challenge Gratitude and Thanks.  I was so excited because I just received the SU Autumn Splendor stamp set.  This is my first project using this set.

Gratefal fall card1

Stamp Sets:  Autumn Splendor, retired Small Script sentiment stamp set, non-SU marble texture cube stamp

Paper: SU Whisper white, in color Dusty Durango cardstock, watercolor paper

Ink:  SU classic inks Chocolate Chip, in color Soft Suede, Versamark, non SU pistachio, tart lime, SU watercolor pencils, SU blender pens

Accessories:  SU natural hemp twineRound Tab paper punch, SU metallic eyelets, SU heat tool, clear embossing powder

Techniques: watercoloring, embossing, stamping

Fluttering with Fall

Often I take inspiration for my cards from what I see in my garden.  I try to always have my camera since you never know where you can get your next idea or photo op.  I’m glad I had my camera on this day since these butterfly pictures were all taken on the same day!   The Pride of Barbados flower with its orange, yellow and red color coordinated perfectly with the in colors, dusty durango, crushed curry, melon mambo and rich razzleberry SU papers and inks.  Enjoy the butterflies.  They’re almost gone.

Butterfly on Pride of Barbados Butterfly on Vine

For All You Do butterflies

Stamp Sets:  For All You Do

Paper: SU In Colors – Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Melon Mambo

Ink: SU Classic Inks Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo

Accessories: SU Vintage brads, SU White organza ribbon

Techniques: clear embossing

Pals Paper Art Picture Perfect Inspiration (PPA9)

The challenge was to use the provided photo from Pottery Barn to inspire your project.  I decided to take a literal approach and use SU Lovely as a Tree and a non SU pumpkin stamp.  Yea! I also got to use my paper crimper.

Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree, Fancy Flexible Phrases,  non SU stamp

Paper:  In Colors –  Soft Suede, Dusty Durango card stock, Always Artichoke CS, watercolor paper Non SU paper for background

Ink:  Classic Inks Soft Suede, Water color pencils

Accessories:  Oval punch, vintage brads

Techniques:  stamping, watercolor

Pottery Barn pic

Pottery Barn pic

My Fall Card inspired by above pic

My Fall Card inspired by above pic

Welcome Fall 2009!

Cool weather is here!  This weather sure does beat the 100 degree + days we had just a few weeks ago.  I am so excited for the change in the weather it has inspired me to create cards with a fall theme.  I created the following with SU stamp sets For All You Do and Forest Friends. I love these stamp sets they are so versatile.

I recently had my first SU party with a group of fabulous gals and showed these cards.  I hope these inspire you too and I would love to see your creations.

My first Stampin' Up! Party - Fabulous Gals

My first Stampin' Up! Party - Fabulous Gals

Stamp Sets:  For All You Do & Forest Friends

Paper:  In Colors – Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Bermuday Bay, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango

Ink:  Classic Inks Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Markers Always Artichoke & Old Olive

Accessories:  Scallop edge punch, corner round punch, brads & eyelets, hemp twine, White organza ribbon, small adhesive jewels

Techniques:  clear embossing on owl card

Forest Friend owls-For All You Do card2Fall Trees - Thank youThe fall trees card was inspired by SCS member mspfd.

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