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Wishing for Autumn

Here in San Antonio we’ve had record high temperatures.  110 degrees on Sunday!  Unbelievable!  All this heat has made me wish for autumn.  Cooler mornings and days is what everyone in San Antonio is wishing.  I can’t wait.  Later this week the temperature should drop to 90 degrees which will be wonderful.  So much for the weather and on to my project.  Wanting for autumn to arrive I decided this would be my inspiration for this week’s card for Hand Stamped Sentiments Monochromatic Theme Challenge. I used one of my favorite stamp sets, Autumn Splendor to create the leaves for an autumn wreath.  I stamped the leaves with Versamark and Cajun Craze then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  To add more color to the leaves I used my blender pen with Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Calypso Coral.

autumn wreath card

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autumn wreath inside card

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To see more fabulous projects for  this monochromatic challenge go to Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Autumn Wreath Card

Size:  5.00” H x 5.00” W

Stamp sets: Autumn Splendor, Day of Gratitude

Paper: Card base:  Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze; DSP; Digital Paper from Autumn Spice Digital kit, Digital Paper Craze stripe

Ink: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Calypso Coral

Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Basic Rhinestones (colored with brown Sharpie), Metallic brads, 5/8″ Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon

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

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

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