Get ready for Fall!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which was my first creation for the Stamp It Groups Fall Theme Blog Hop (you can get to the blog hop here. I decided to create another card so I would have a couple of choices and ended up using that card. That doesn’t mean I can’t share with you, right?? This card features the Colorful Seasons stamp set and the coordinating Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, which is an awesome all season set to have.

To create this card, start with Mossy Meadow 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 Cajun Craze cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and I used the Burlap background stamp, heat embossing in Copper Embossing Powder:

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For the leaves, I used the smaller leaf thinlit to cut out in Mango Melody, Cajun Craze, and Mossy Meadow cardstock. I used the detailed leaf stamp on Cajun Craze and Mossy Meadow cardstock in Versamark ink, heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder, and then cut out with the bigger leaf thinlit. For the other tricolored leaves, I used sponge daubers with Mango Melody, Cajun Craze, and Mossy Meadow inks on Very Vanilla cardstock. I cut out 5 small leaves, stamped the detailed leaf stamp in Mossy Meadow ink twice, and then cut out with the bigger leaf thinlit:

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The branch is cut out of Early Espresso cardstock with the branch thinlit and then I stamped FALL on four of the leaves in Mossy Meadow ink from the Make A Difference stamp set:

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The branch is adhered across the top (of the longer side) and the leaves are positioned across the branch, all adhered with the Fine Tip Glue Pen:

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I then adhered the 4 larger leaves across the bottom of the base layer, which I do recommend using a liquid glue to help adhere to the embossed parts of the cardstock:

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Then the 4 remaining small leaves are adhered with dimensionals:

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The base layer is then adhered to the card base with dimensionals:

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The inside is a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and I used the small leaf stamp in Mango Melody, Cajun Craze, and Mossy Meadow inks along the side:

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Another quick and easy for fall card! You could easily turn this into a Thanksgiving card by not stamping the small leaves with the FALL letters and use your favorite sentiment!

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May all your tomorrows…

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is featuring the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper! This paper is actually part of a suite, found on pages 106-107 in the Annual Catalog, and I did not purchase the coordinating stamp set and dies. Why not? Well, even though the stamp set and dies are beautiful, I really just wanted some pretty paper! One of the things that I love about Stampin’ Up is all the product coordination and after I saw the YouTube video from Stampin’ Up about how they made this paper (you can see it here), I knew this was the perfect paper to order! Part of this beautiful design, is that two of the designs have trimmable elements, and that is what I am creating with this week!

To make this card, start with Smoky Slate cardstock for your card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Highland Heather cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and I used the Trio Punch to round the corners:

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This sheet of DSP has 6 small, 3 large, and one long trimmable images, I used one of the large trimmable images. The corners are rounded with the Trio Punch, the edges are “roughed up” with the edge of my scissors, and then this sentiment from Colorful Seasons stamp set is heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder:

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Next you will need a piece of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, enough Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon to make a bow, and some of the Petal Pink and Rich Razzleberry pearls from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls:

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Place some Snail across the middle of the Highland Heather cardstock to adhere the Tulle Ribbon and then adhere the DSP to the cardstock.fullsizeoutput_24b3fullsizeoutput_24b6

This is then adhered to the card base with dimensionals, the velvet bow is adhered with glue dots. and then I used two each of the Petal Pink and Rich Razzleberry pearls for accents::

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The inside sentiment is also from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, the branch is in Mossy Meadow ink, the flowers are in Petal Pink ink, the stamen and the sentiment are in Highland Heather ink:

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Wasn’t that quick and easy?? I did take the whole sheet of DSP and cut each piece down, which was very easy to do! I love it when you have beautiful paper to creat with!

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Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, or joining my team!

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!


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Life is a Beautiful Thing

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring another faux Stained-Glass technique! To create this version, I used the butterfly from the Springtime Impression Thinlits Dies, Watercolor Pencils, Watercolor Paper, and Champagne Foil Sheets!

I first started with a piece of Watercolor Paper, cut down to fit the butterfly die (3” x 4”), and then embossed using the Big Shot Embossing Mats:

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I next colored the wings using Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, and Rich Razzleberry Watercolor Pencils and used the medium tip Aqua Painter to blend the colors:

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I heat embossed Clear Embossing Powder two times over the image. This is achieved by pressing the VersaMark pad directly to the paper, sprinkling Clear Embossing Powder, and then using the Heat Tool:

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Cut a piece of the Champagne Foil Sheet and Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to 3” x 4”, adhere the adhesive sheet to the back of the foil sheet, and then run the butterfly die through the Big Shot (no messy glue to adhere to the Watercolor Paper):

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Cut out the butterfly outline from the Watercolor Paper, remove the adhesive backing from the foil butterfly, and then lay over the embossed butterfly:

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Here is a close-up of the butterfly:

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The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock, but at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is from the Petal Promenade DSP, cut at 4” x 5”:

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The sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, heat embossed in “Champagne” Embossing Powder (this is made combining Gold and Silver Embossing Powders):

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The card front is completed by adhering the butterfly with Mini Dimensionals, using the Detailed Trio Punch on two opposite corners, the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls in Petal Pink and Rich Razzleberry, and then adhering to the card base with dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is from the Special Celebrations stamp set on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped in Crumb Cake ink. The flowers on the bottom are from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, stamped in Petal Pink and Rich Razzleberry inks:

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So what do you think of this version? This was fun and easy to make, but the only thing that I was disappointed in was that the Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo Watercolor Pencils looked too similar after using the Aqua Painter.

I will definitely do this again, but next time I am going to use the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies and ink, so stay tuned!!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, or joining my team!

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Happy Anniversary

Hello and welcome to another day featuring Weddings and Anniversaries! Today’s card is celebrating an anniversary and I wanted to incorporate Painted with Love DSP, but also making it quick and easy.

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 Melon Mambo cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The next layer is from the Painted with Love DSP cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

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I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 1 ½” x 5 ½” and used the Banner Triple Punch on one end:

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The sentiment for the front of the card is from the Number of Years stamp set, stamped in Melon Mambo ink on Whisper White cardstock. It is then cut out with the 5thlargest oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies and I used another piece of the Painted with Love DSP to cut out the 3rdlargest scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits. Then adhere the two pieces together:

The Painted with Love DSP layer is adhered to the Melon Mambo base layer:

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The Whisper White banner is adhered on top of the DSP and then the sentiment is adhered on top of that with dimensionals:

I used three of the Rich Razzleberry heart shapes from the Brights Enamel Shapes on the banner:

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The inside sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, stamped in Melon Mambo ink and the flowers in Pink Powder ink:

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I just love how this card turned out and it is a great way to use up your Designer Series Paper!

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!


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Picturesque Waterfront

Hello and welcome to my final card this week featuring the Waterfront stamp set. I really wanted to create a card that you could just lose yourself in and what better way than sitting on a dock watching the sun set behind mountains?

The card base is in Dapper Denim card stock cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, and the base layer is in Whisper White card stock cut at 5 ¼” x 4”.

First, start with stamping the mountain image in Early Espresso ink, more towards the top of the paper instead of the middle, and then stamp the sun image in Daffodil Delight ink just in-between the mountains to look like the sun is setting. The sun is then masked with a sticky note cut out with the ½” circle punch before I started coloring the sky to make it look like a sunset, using Stampin’ Sponges with Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Tangerine Tango inks to achieve this look. For the lake look, I used the water stamp in Marina Mist ink, stamping directly in front of the mountains for a shadow effect and then stamped off before I continued to fill in the look of the lake, using Stampin’ Sponges with Marina Mist ink to finish filling in the water.

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To make the dock, I used Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack and the Classic Label Punch, trimming the ends and gluing together, so it looks like the dock is going out to the water. An Adirondack chair is perfect for sitting on a dock and this is from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies in Crushed Curry card stock. The sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, stamped in Early Espresso ink and I added some sparkle to the sun, clouds, and water with Wink of Stella. This is then adhered to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Can you see yourself sitting on the dock and watching the sun set?

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Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

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