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Vintagle Leaves Sympathy card

My card this week is inspired by the sketch over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I used the sketch portrait style instead of landscape to create my card.  I’m looking forward to fall and the beautiful colors of the leaves so I  used the Vintage leaves stamp set and framelits.  I made the leaves using Christi Becks video for how to color the leaves and the Acorn Builder Punch for the acorn. I embossed a Very Vanilla layer with the Woodland Textured Embossing folder for a background for the leaves.  I love how my card turned out.

Join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments and show us your take on this sketch.

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Vintage Leaves Sympathy card

Size:  5.50″ h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets:  Vintage Leaves, Acorny  Thank You, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper:  Card stock:  Very Vanilla,Cajun Craze

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Versamark

Accessories: Sponge dauber, Gold metallic thread, basic pearls, Gold embossing powder, Woodland Textured Embossing Folder, Acorn Builder Punch, retired Word Window Punch, Leaflets Framelits Dies

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Wonderfall Leaves

This week I created a card for Hands Stamped Sentiments color challenge of More Mustard, Old Olive, Early Espresso and Elegant Eggplant.  I used the same technique for the leaves as in my fall easel card.  This card was easy and fast.  The Wonderfall leaves stamp set and die make it super easy to create leaves.  I used the Fancy Fan Textured Impressions folder for the background.  I love the pattern it’s so vintage!  I used the Scallop border punch for the More Mustard layer and I used one of the Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies for the Elegant Eggplant cut-out border.  For some sparkle, I die cut one of the leaves from the Champagne Glitter paper.  I love this paper.  Just a little goes a long way.  The sentiment is from the Day of Gratitude stamp set and embossed with clear embossing powder.

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Join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments and show us your color splash.  We’d love to see it!

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Wonderfall Leaves Card

Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp sets:  Day of Gratitude, Wonderfall

Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Early Espresso, Old Olive

Paper:  Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant, Champagne Glitter Paper

Embellishments:  Decorative Label Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Big Shot, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies, Fancy Fan Textured Impressions folder, Basic Rhinestones, Linen Thread, Naturals Designer buttons

Wonderfall Leaves Easel Card

I created this easel card with the fabulous Wonderfall stamp set and Autumn Accents die.  The card base was die cut with the Floral Framelits.  The technique I used to color the leaves I learned at convention.  The large leaf was stamped in More Mustard.  I then sponged the edges with Cajun Craze and distressed the leaf by folding it in my hand.  I opened up the leaf then took my Raspberry Ripple ink pad and stamped the leaf with the ink pad.  The folds picked up the ink fabulously!  I used the same technique for the smaller leaf.

I embossed the Very Vanilla background layer for the card with the Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  For the Very Vanilla bottom layer I stamped the image with the Daydream Medallions then die cut it with the Floral Framelits.  I used the rock’n roll technique for the sentiment.  I always forget about this technique and need to use it more.

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I hope your inspired to join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments and show us your fall inspiration.

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Wonderfall Leaves Easel Card

Size:  5.25″ H x 5.25″ W

Stamp sets:  Wonderfall, Mixed Medley (hostess set), Daydream Medallions

Ink:  More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Raspberry Ripple, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede

Paper:  Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Champagne Glimmer Paper

Embellishments:  Big Shot, Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Texturz plates,
Autumn Accents Bigz Die, 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Floral Framelits, Naturals Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Sponge Daubers

Stamp Camp Recap

What a great time we had on Saturday! We had lots of giveaways, food and of course stamping!  We’re already planning on doing a spring camp.

Each attendee made a set of 5 Christmas tags, Fall Wine Bottle Tag (great for a hostess gift), Christmas Card & Candy Wrapper box, Fall Sour Cream Treat Holder, Halloween Treat Sticks, Witches Treat Hat, Halloween Easel Card, Turkey Poop Treat, Turkey Chocolate Treat Gift.  You still have a chance to make these for yourself… details below.

 Stamp Camp Projects

Holiday Stamp Camp 2011

Here are closer pics of the projects courtesy of my fellow demo friend Erica Cerwin of Pink Buckaroo Design.

This tag slips over a bottle of wine. Perfect for a hostess gift.

Super cute as a place card for Thanksgiving.

Another cute treat for Thanksgiving.

Gorgeous embossed card and candy wrapper.

I contributed these projects to the stamp camp therefore the more detailed pics. The witch hat treat box would be great for a dinner party place card. The easel card is perfect for a Halloween invitation or greeting.

Easy Halloween Treats!

Cute Christmas Tags! You can't have too many.

~Stamp Camp Project Kits $40.00~
Wish you could have come to spend the day crafting, chatting, winning and more? Well definitely register for next year’s Stamp Camp but if you would like to at least make the projects from this amazing day you are in luck!!! There are 4 to-go-kits available. Each kit has ALL the consumable supplies you need to make these projects. You will get a list of tools you need to complete these projects AND you will get private access to the tutorial videos for each project. You will be able to pause, rewind, or even stop and replay them as your schedule permits. Simply purchase the kit through the PayPal link below. If you are local we can arrange pickup, and if you are not then click on Option 2 Long Distance Mail to add $4.95 for shipping and I’ll mail it to you.

Stamp Camp Project Kit - Local

Option 2 Project Kit - Long Distance

Stamp Camp Update!!

I have had many of you ask if there was a way to get the projects from the stamp camp because  can’t attend or stay the entire time, so I aim to please.  Another bonus of those who register (for any of the options) will get access to a PRIVATE Youtube video of each project that you can view in your own home on your own time frame.  You can pause, rewind, replay, or stop it and come back to it later. Flexibility just for you!!  Now you will be able to recreate all the projects created at the camp for future needs for any occasion.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER!!

Here are some OTHER camp fee options for you in addition to the regular admission …
note that the fees of these options go up by $10 if you register AFTER 9/23 or pay at the door.
~Early Bird Stamp Camp OPTION $40.00~
You want to come and spend the day making adorable projects that you will be able to recreate and use for all different occasions.  You will get to take advantage of FREE Stampin’ Up! prizes given out ALL DAY and receive a delicious lunch included in your fee.  You will have access to a tutorial video after the event to assist you in making these projects again at home.  Earn tickets for free give aways for making a purchase the day of the camp, registering a friend, making and wearing a creative name tag to the camp, and many more ways as well!!!

Early Bird Option $40

~Can’t Stay ALL Day & Play OPTION $40.00~
Want to attend the Holiday Stamp Camp but can’t make it all day, NO PROBLEM!!! Register today and come to the camp as ling or as little as you want. You will receive all of the consumable supplies for the projects and you get access to a PRIVATE Youtube channel to view video tutorials of each project. Pause, rewind, even stop and come back to them as you need to finish your projects. You will get access to these videos after the Camp date.

Can't Stay All Day & Play Option $40

~Can’t Play THAT Day OPTION $35.00~
Wish you could attend the Holiday Stamp Camp, but can’t due to Family or other commitments– No Worries, we have an option for you!! You will get ALL the consumable supplies of every project made at the camp AND you will also get access to a PRIVATE Youtube channel to view tutorials of each project.

Can't Play that Day Option $35

~Mom & Me Stamp Helper Camp OPTION $60.00~
What fun would it be for you and your tween or pre-tween stamp helper to spend a day together crafting ? Here is your chance, this camp option allows you and your child 11+ to stamp together making (1) one set of projects. The adult camp fee is just $40, and your 11+ counterpart attends for just $20. Each of you are eligible for the ALL DAY give-aways and both receive lunch in your camp fee.

Mom & Me Option $60

~Mom & Me Stamp Camp OPTION 2 – $80.00~
Have FUN stamping with your tween or pre-tween counterpart for an entire day of FREE prizes, amazing projects and great food for BOTH!!! You AND your counterpart will EACH make all the projects offered for the day. You BOTH will be eligible for free give-aways and BOTH receive lunch included in your camp fee.
***Please note that if you are selecting one of the Mom & Me options that you will need to stamp along side with your 11+ counterpart during the event***
Click on the image to see all the details for the STAMP CAMP, don’t wait any longer spots are filling up quickly and space is limited.

Mom & Me Option 2 $80

The Stamp Camp is being held at the Point Bluff Clubhouse located in Rogers Ranch Subdivision, 18003 Point Bluff Drive, San Antonio, TX 78260

From Hwy. 281 and Loop 1604, travel west on 1604 to Bitters/Rogers Ranch Pkwy. exit, turn right into Rogers Ranch, left on Point Bluff Drive.  Clubhouse is on the right as soon as you go through the gate.

A Golden Fall

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a fall challenge.  The weather here in San Antonio,Texas is still hot but the mornings are cooler and it’s starting to feel like fall weather is getting closer.  I have another fall inspired project created with the Days of Gratitude stamp set.  I wanted to use it in different way so I decided to heat emboss all the images in gold embossing powder.  Here’s my project.

Day of Gratitude gold fall card

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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Golden Fall Card

Size:  4.00” H x 4.50” W

Stamp sets: Day of Gratitude

Paper: Card base:  Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede

Ink: Versamark

Accessories: 1/4″Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder, Hemp Twine, Antique brad, dimensionals

Come make more than 10 fabulous holiday projects! Get your friends together and sign up to have fun. There will be fall/Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas projects. These projects would be great as gifts for co-workers, friends, teachers, neighbors, or best yet- kept for yourself! There will also be door prizes and giveaways throughout the day (must be present to win).
FREE stuff during the camp
Earn tickets to enter for door prizes and giveaways. Here’s how…
10 tickets for signing up during the EARLY BIRD registration
8 tickets for registering a friend that is not already on my mailing list
5 tickets for every Stampin’ Up! $25 order (not including ship/tax) placed the day of the camp

We will also have a name badge contest. Make your own name badge and wear it to this event. The badge with the most votes will win a prize.

Stamp Camp Details:
Camp Date: October 1st from 10 AM- 4 PM
Camp Cost: $40 (includes lunch) if you register on or before Sept. 23rd
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: pre-pay now till September 9 and get 10 door prize tickets to help your chances to win even more!!
Registration pre-payment deadline is September 23rd – If you register after this date or pay at the door add $10 to the registration f

Location:  Point Bluff Clubhouse located in Roger’s Ranch
From Hwy. 281 and Loop 1604, travel west on 1604 to Bitters/Rogers Ranch Pkwy. exit, turn right into Rogers Ranch, left on Point Bluff Drive.  Clubhouse is on the right as soon as you go through the gate.
Want to Register- do it NOW, you don’t want to miss this event

Stamp Camp $40 (includes lunch)

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.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

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

Perfectly Packaged Bags, Tags Boxes and more

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiment’s we have a package theme challenge.  I’ve needed to say thank you to our dear neighbors and I thought to create a thank you project for this challenge would be perfect.  Inspired by Mary Fish and her pizza box tutorial project I decided to CASE her project and make these 3″ x 3″ thank you cards perfect to put inside this pizza box.  Mary always has clean, simple and stunning projects.  Hop on over to her blog and take a look at her wonderful projects.

For my project I decided to use the Day of Gratitude stamp set and Cajun Craze ink and card stock.  I did not like this color when it first was introduced but now I absolutely love it for all my fall projects.  It’s perfect!

Pizza Box and 3x3 cards
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Day of Gratitude Stamp set clear mount 121148, $18.95, wood mount 120835, $26.95

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Thank you cards with box

Finished size: box size:  3.25″ w x 1″d x 3.25″h  cards size:  3″w x 3″h

Stamp Sets: Day of Gratitude

Paper: Card stock:  Crazy Cajun, Whisper White

Ink: Crazy Cajun

Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Whisper White square mini envelopes, Round Tab Extra Large punch, Sticky Tape

Techniques: Stamping

Falling Leaves keep falling

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have sketch challenge to create either a fall or Halloween project.  The sketches are from the October SUCCESS magazine for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.  I’ve been wanting to use the leaf image from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set.  It’s perfect for a fall card and using the Stampin’ Up! water color pencils with the Aqua Painter blends the colors so easily.  I would love to see your creation so hop on over to HHS and post your creation.

I used More Mustard card stock as my card base and used my Big Shot to texture it with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  I stamped the leaf image on water color paper, used water color pencils to color the image.  I sponged the edges with More Mustard classic ink then adhered to a Chocolate Chip layer.  The Old Olive DSP is from the Welcome Neighbor DSP pad from Sale-a-bration.  The circles were punched with Two-step owl punch and I used antique brass brads in the centers.  The ribbon was fluted by pulling on one of the fibers then adhered with mini dots.  The smallest layer is Chocolate Chip CS.

Fall sketch card 

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Fall card

Finished size: 4.25″ w x 5.5″h

Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree

Paper: Card stock:  More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Water color paper, Old Olive DSP from Welcome Neighbor Sale-a-bration 6″ x 6″ pad

Ink: More Mustard Classic ink, leaf image was stamped with StayzOn Brown then colored with watercolor pencils and Aquapainter

Accessories: Antique Brass brads, Two-Step Owl punch, 1/4″ Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder

Techniques: Stamping, Water coloring

 

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