Clean and simple card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a Clean and Simple card that is so easy to make multiples of! This is a great design to use when you need to make some cards but are limited on time. Now that the Fall weather is finally here on the East Coast, or at least here in Virginia, I thought this card would be perfect to make!

The card base is Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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For the card front, you will cut this design from the Wood Textures DSP into 3” x 3” (basically cutting in half, the DSP is 6” x 6”), cut a piece of Copper Foil Sheet 3 ¼” x 3 ¼”, use the detailed leaf die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies to cut out from the middle of the Copper Foil Sheet:

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Adhere the DSP to the Foil Sheet and then adhere the leaf in the middle:

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This is then adhered to the base layer with dimensionals and I used Copper Trim to tie around into a bow:

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To complete the front, adhere the base layer to the card base with dimensionals:

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For the inside of the card, use the coordinating leaf stamp from Seasonal Layers and heat emboss with Copper Embossing Powder:

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This is a very quick and easy card, I made four using two sheets of Thick Whisper White and Whisper White cardstock and one sheet of DSP and Copper Foil! This is another great way to use up that 6” x 6” DSP!

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Creating a fall wreath with Winter Woods

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which was inspired from the card examples in the 2018 Holiday Catalog for the Winter Woods Bundle! I really wanted to CASE the trees and create my own version of a fall wreath, which is pretty easy to do. In case you haven’t noticed, some of the dies sets now come with multiple dies of some of the smaller pieces, which makes it so much easier if you have several pieces to cut, just like this wreath!

To create this card, start with Garden Green cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½” for the card base:

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The base layer is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Galvanized Metallic Paper, embossed with the Corrugated Dynamic TIEF:

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To create the wreath, start with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and use the largest and third largest circles from the Layer Circles Framelits. I used sticky notes to keep them in place when die cutting:

Next, I used the pine needle leaf from the Winter Woods stamp set and stamped around in Garden Green, Cajun Crazy, and Mango Melody inks:

For the front accents, you will need a piece of Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon tied into a bow, stamp the pinecone stamp on Crumb Cake cardstock in Early Espresso ink, and stamp the pine needle stamp on Garden Green cardstock with Garden Green ink, Cajun Craze cardstock with Cajun Craze ink, and Mango Melody cardstock with Mango Melody ink. These are cut out using the coordinating die from In the Woods Framelits Dies:

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To create the tree trunks, I cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock at 3 ½” x 3 ½”, use my Stamparatus to stamp them in Early Espresso ink, and then used a Blender Pen with Whisper White Craft ink to color them in. Tip-I have a designated pen that one end is used only for the craft ink as it will not completely come off. You could also use the White Watercolor Pencil instead of the craft ink:

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The wreath base is adhered to this piece, the die cut leaves are arranged around, then adhere the pinecones with Mini Dimensionals and use a Glue Dot for the Crumb Cake bow. After this was put together, I decided to add three Rhinestone Gems that I colored with Dark Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blend:

Adhered the embossed base layer to the card base and then adhere the front layer with dimensionals:

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For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, and stamp the leaves and pinecones along the bottom left corner:

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Have you ever been inspired by an example found in the catalog? I just loved the white on the tree trunks and was inspired to CASE it! This card may seem a little overwhelming with details, but having multiple dies made this card very easy!

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Basket of leaves

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which was created by starting with the idea of creating a “basket” with cardstock and the Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF. Then when you add embossed leaves, sponging, and some copper you get a fun fall themed card! If you like to emboss with your dies, but haven’t yet purchased the Big Shot Embossing Mats, I highly recommend you add them to your next purchase! One of the fun elements these embossing mats add is a raised texture to your embossed image. It’s kind of like turning your embossing dies into an embossing folder!

To create this card, the card base is Cajun Craze cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF. Before I embossed the cardstock, I first took my Early Espresso stamp pad and inked up the embossing folder, which gives your embossed image some depth with the color:

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To create the basket, I used a 2 ½” x 2 ½” piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, used the corner rounder punch from the Detailed Trio punch on two of the corners, embossed with the Basket Weave folder and then sponged on some Crumb Cake ink. For the handles, I used a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and the largest and third largest ovals from the Layering Ovals Framelits, used sticky notes to keep them in place, embossed the cutout piece with the Basket Weave folder, sponged some Crumb Cake ink, and then adhered to the basket bottom with glue dots. For the accents, I adhered two of the larger copper sequins from the Metallic Sequin Assortment with the Fine Tip Glue Pen, and tied a piece of Copper Trim around the middle into a bow:

To create the leaves, I used the Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies with Crumb Cake, Mango Melody, and Cajun Craze cardstock. These are first cut out, embossed, and then sponged with ink. The smaller leaves are heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder on Vellum Cardstock and then cut out with the coordinating die:

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I arranged and adhered the three large and two of the copper leaves “inside” the basket with glue dots, adhered the small leaf with a glue dot to make it look like it was falling out of the basket:

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The base layer is adhered to the card base and then the basket is adhered with dimensionals. The last two leaves are adhered together with a glue dot and then adhered to the base layer with a dimensional:

The inside of the card is a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock and I stamped the leaves down the side and bottom in Mango Melody, Cajun Craze, and Crumb Cake inks:

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Another fun fall themed card! Have you ever had an idea that you wanted to create with and just ran with it? Sure, I have some retired products that I could use to create a basket, but I wanted to show that you can be creative with the supplies you have with little fuss!

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Elements of Fall

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a great combination of stamping, embossing, and die cutting for this super cute fall themed card! Nothing says fall like plaid and cable knit, right? But wait, where did this plaid background come from? By creating my own using the Buffalo Check background stamp! You can create your own plaid background by using the Buffalo Check stamp, Stampin’ Write Markers, and a ruler! This is a fun and easy way to create your own custom color plaid background.

To create this card, the card base is Mossy Meadow cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The plaid background is created by stamping the Buffalo Check background stamp in Cajun Craze ink on a piece of 4” x 5 ½” Very Vanilla cardstock and I used a ruler to create the lines with the Crushed Curry (brush tip end) and Mossy Meadow (fine tip end) Stampin’ Write Markers:

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For the card front elements, punch a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with the 2 ¼” Circle Punch, then emboss with the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF, stamp the pinecones in Early Espresso ink on Early Espresso cardstock with the pinecone stamp from the Winter Woods stamp set, cutting out with the coordinating die from In the Woods Framelits Dies, use the tree dies from In the Woods to cut out two trees in Crumb Cake cardstock, and enough Braided Linen Trim to wrap around the card front and tie into a bow:

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The plaid cardstock is adhered to the card base, I used a glue dot at the tree base to adhere the trees to the embossed circle, two of the pinecones are adhered with Mini Dimensionals and the other two are adhered with a glue dot at the bottom of the trees, this is then adhered to the card with dimensionals, and I tied a piece of the Braided Linen Trim in a bow around the front:

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The inside is a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Very Vanilla cardstock with the pinecones stamped in the upper right and lower left corners:

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Creating the plaid background was very easy and you can create your own combo by using the fine tip or the brush tip for the accent colors! It all depends how prominent you want your accents colors to be. Need a more masculine card? Try this one for your occasion!

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A little Country Home

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Country Lane Suite from the 2018 Holiday Catalog! When I first saw this suite, I knew this was a must for my Fall and Thanksgiving cards and yes, I ordered everything! Lol I will have to admit that the DSP is a little out of my norm and wasn’t too sure about it, but I figured “what the heck, just go for it and you will figure it out”!  So, I got everything from the suite out (except the blends), picked a design from the DSP, and just went from there. This card is really an “all occasion” suite, just simply creating a pretty card!

To create this card, first start with a card base in Mint Macaron cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Blackberry Bliss cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF:

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The next layer is from the Country Lane DSP, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

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For the card front, I stamped the metal pitcher stamp from the Country Home stamp set in Memento ink, used Light and Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends, and cut out using the second largest oval Stitched Shapes Framelits. I stamped this flower stamp in Memento ink on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, colored with Light and Dark Mint Macaron, Light Crumb Cake, Light Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends, used Wink of Stella on the cotton, and then fussy cut out. I used the largest oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut out this design from the DSP and cut 2 ½” off the long side of the Chicken Wire Element, which gives you a 3” x 4” piece:

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Adhere the oval pieces together and then adhere the flower piece with a dimensional:

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Adhere the DSP to the embossed base layer, place the Chicken Wire Element where you want, and then used liquid glue to adhere the layered oval pieces on top:

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Adhere this completed top layer to the card base:

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The inside is a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and I adhered a ¾” x 4” piece of the DSP along the bottom:

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Isn’t this a great card and don’t you love this suite? I never would have thought to pair Mint Macaron and Blackberry Bliss together if it wasn’t for this DSP! This card is great to leave the inside blank, then when you need a card you can simply add the sentiment you need!

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Monochromatic Bridge Fold Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a monochromatic bridge fold card featuring the Winter Woods Bundle, from the 2018 Holiday Catalog, in Gray Granite! This card is very easy to make and rather than using DSP for the panels, I first created the scenery on cardstock and then cut the pieces so you see the scenery from any angle. This looks super cool and is a fun card to send!

To start, cut a piece of Gray Granite cardstock at 4 ¼” x 8”, and score at 1 ¼”, 2 ½”, 5 ½”, and 6 ¾”. For the panel across the front, this is also Gray Granite cardstock, cut at 1 ¼” x 5 ½”:

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Normally for the panels you would cut four pieces of DSP or cardstock at 1” x 4” and for the back panel one piece at 2 ¾” x 4”, however, I combined the measurements and cut one piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 6 ¾”:

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Using the hinge-set technique with the tree stamp from Winter Woods doesn’t work on the Stamparatus, however, I still used it as a guide for lining up my stamp. I used Gray Granite ink to stamp the trees twice:

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To make the masks, I used the 1” circle punch for the sun and the Pretty Label Punch for the clouds. I sponged Gray Granite ink with a Stampin’ Sponge, moving the cloud mask down a little each time. Once I completed the clouds, I lightly sponge the middle and the sun and used the small ground stamp below the trees:

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To create the panels, I cut the cardstock 1” (twice) from each end and this will give you the four 1” x 4” panels and the 2 ¾”x 4” back panel. I adhered these to the card base with adhesive:

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For the die cut trees, I sponged Champagne Mist Shimmer paint on a piece of 3” x 4” Vellum cardstock, placed a piece of Sizzix Adhesive Sheet on the back, and then adhered to a piece of Gray Granite cardstock. This is then ran thru the Big Shot using the two tree framelits from the In the Woods Framelits Dies. Tip-due to the thickness of the papers, I highly recommend using the Precision Base Plate and run it through several times, back and forth:

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For the front panel, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 1” x 5 ¼”, used the “hill” die from In the Woods to cut it, and flipped one side over to create a crisscross hill:

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I adhered one of the pieces to the Gray Granite base and used Glue Dots to adhere the trees. I then stamped the pine cone stamp in Gray Granite ink, lightly sponged some Gray Granite ink on the Very Vanilla cardstock (whatever was already on the sponge), and attached the top hill layer with Mini Dimensionals:

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To attach the front panel piece, I used two pieces of Tear & Tape on each end and then attached to the outer front panels:

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For the back, I used a piece of 2 ¾” x 4” Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped the sentiment and pinecones in Gray Granite ink:

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Isn’t that super cool and easy?? This really is a great card to make and just think of all the sceneries you can make! I just love the shimmer on the trees and yes, you could sponge the shimmer paint directly on the cardstock, but I wanted to give it a little bit more effect with the Vellum and it makes the trees a little bit sturdier!

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Country Lane and Tin Tile

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a result of a “happy accident” while experimenting with the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF, Shimmer Paint, and Stazon ink! I don’t know about you, but whenever I order a new embossing folder the first thing I do is emboss with it. I really like to see what the impression looks like on cardstock, so I will use either retired or current cardstock, just depends on what I’m experimenting with.

While I was putting all of my “goodies” away from my last order, I started researching on how to use the new Shimmer Paint from the Holiday Catalog and came up with an idea of sponging the paint directly on the embossed cardstock. I experimented with Gray Granite and Cherry Cobbler cardstock and used a Stampin’ Sponge with the Frosted White (leaves a pearlized finish) and Champagne Mist (leaves a light gold shimmer) Shimmer Paints on the embossed and debossed sides, which turned out nice, but then I thought about adding some ink to make it look a bit more tarnished. I wasn’t too sure about using Memento ink, so I used my Stazon ink pad and just dragged it gently across the paper and loved it!! I decided to use the embossed Cherry Cobbler cardstock with the Champagne Mist and Stazon to create today’s card!

For this card, start Crumb Cake cardstock for the card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Cherry Cobbler cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, embossed with the Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF, sponge Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, and lightly drag your Stazon ink pad across the raised images:

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The images from the Country Home stamp set are stamped in Memento ink on a piece of 2 ¾” x 4” Whisper White cardstock, colored in with Light and Dark Smoky Slate, Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler, Light and Dark Old Olive, Dark Crumb Cake, and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. To give the watering cad and more “weathered” look, I used the Color Lifter to lighten it up a bit and the corners are rounded using the Detailed Trio Punch. I cut a strip of Country Lane DSP at ½” x 4”:

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For some added element, I used one of the Galvanized Clips and tied a piece of Braided Linen Trim in a knot, fraying the ends and the sentiment from the stamp set is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink:

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The strip of DSP is adhered across the bottom of the embossed cardstock and then the stamped image is adhered on top with dimensionals:

The base layer is then adhered to the card base, make sure to use a strong adhesive when adhering embossed cardstock:

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For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 4” x 5 ¼” and then stamp the image in Cherry Cobbler ink across the bottom:

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Here are pictures of the results from my experimenting:

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Have you ever had a “happy accident”?? Don’t hesitate to play with products to create a totally new look!!

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