So grateful!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a bright and shimmery Thanksgiving card! I recently shared a card that I used the Celestial Copper Metallic Ink on the Gathered Leaves Dies when embossing/cutting the leaves and I wanted to make another card, but this time with the Golden Glitz Metallic Ink and the Nature’s Roots Dies. What better way to make a stunning card than with some foil and shimmery ink? 

The base layer is this design from the Noble Peacock Specialty DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” (horizontal cut):

For the card front you will need:

1. 5 ¼” piece of Burlap Ribbon.

2. On Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Golden Glitz Metallic Ink and cut out with the second largest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

3. On Old Olive cardstock, stamped the branch stamp in Mossy Meadow ink two times, cut out with the coordinating die, and then cut out two more pieces from the Gold Foil Sheets.

4. Use the small leaf embossing and cutting dies to cut two leaves from the Gold Foil Sheets. Tip-if you did not know, the embossing and cutting dies layer together so you cut and emboss at the same time.

5. Use the large leaf embossing and cutting dies to cut out one each of Terracotta Tile and Merry Merlot cardstocks. Before cutting/embossing, ink up the embossing leaf in Golden Glitz Metallic Ink, there will be enough ink for both leaves. Tip-To keep the embossing die and cutting die in place, use a post it note or a small piece of masking/painters tape over both dies when placing on top of the cardstock:

To assemble the leaves and branches, use glue dots to layer the branches and then to adhere the branches to the cardstock leaves:

Use Tear & Tape to adhere the Burlap Ribbon to the DSP, adhere the Stitched Shapes square in the middle with dimensionals, and then use glue dots to adhere the leaves around the sentiment:

This completed piece is adhered to a Crumb Cake cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside sentiment, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink, stamp the large leaf in Terracotta Tile and Merry Merlot inks, and stamp the small leaf twice in Golden Glitz Metallic Ink:

This is another beautiful Thanksgiving card made with products from the Annual Catalog, aside from the metallic ink! I just love the added detail to the leaves with the metallic ink and clean-up is a snap, just rinse the die with water in the sink and dry thoroughly.

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Make two cards in a snap with the Angle Fold card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and easy way to create two cards at the same time with the Angle Fold card! With the holiday’s quickly approaching, finding cards that are easy to make and make multiples of, can be a time saver! When it comes to the Angle Fold card, you really have to make two cards at the same time with cutting the DSP and cardstock. When creating today’s card, I stamped, cut, die cut, and punched enough to make two cards.

First start with this design from the Come to Gather DSP for the base layer, you will make your first cut at 4”, turn the DSP to make your second and third cut at 5 ¼”, and you will have a 1 ½” x 4” piece of scrap, cut this in half, which will give you two pieces at ¾” x 4”(This is if you are cutting a new piece of DSP). For the two pieces of DSP measuring 4” x 5 ¼”, you will cut them both diagonally, but in different directions. The reason for this, is that since you are using one design of DSP, but both sides, flipping one side over will not fit the cardstock card base:

The cardstock card base is Crumb Cake cardstock and you will use a full sheet. First you will SCORE in half along the 8 ½” side and the 11” side (4 ¼” and 5 ½”). Then you will have to line the cardstock DIAGONALLY in your trimmer, so that each end (or tip) of the cardstock is lined up in the track, you will have to remove your scoring blade to get the cardstock to fit. I used the new trimmer for this and the trimmer left an “indentation” at each end from pressing the arm down to cut, however, I used my bone folder to burnish the ends flat. Do not burnish the score lines on the cardstock until you place your DSP, one card will open one way and the other will open the other way. I used liquid glue to adhere the DSP, this gave time to adjust the DSP if needed:

For the card front: 

1. I used a sponge dauber with Crumb Cake ink on the tree trunk stamp, used another sponge dauber with Soft Suede ink around the edge of the stamp, and stamped this on Whisper White cardstock. I fussy cut the tree trunk out, heat embossed the sentiment in White Emboss Powder, and used the sponge dauber with Soft Suede ink around the edge of the cardstock. I did this process twice so I would have two of these.

2. I used the Sprig Punch to cut out of Silver Foil Sheet and cut the sprig in half. I did this twice.

3. I used the Crumb Cake Twine to make a bow, one for each card.

4. I used the Silvery Shimmer Metallic ink to stamp the large and small leaves on Pretty Peacock, Mint Macaron, and Crumb Cake cardstocks. The leaves are then cut out with the coordinating dies.

5. I used the small leaf die from Beautiful Layers to cut out of Silver Foil Sheets, two for each card. This DSP reminded me of this die:

Since the tree trunk is the center focal point, you only want to adhere one half to the DSP. I adhered the two sprig pieces to the back of the tree trunk and then adhered the lower half to the DSP:

Use two of the leaves to help as a “closure”, but they need to be placed on the opposite side of the tree trunk. I adhered the leaves with a dimensional, so they acted as a tab to fold the tree trunk under:

I used glue dots to adhere the twine bow and the two foil leaves to complete the card front:

For the inside, on a 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink, the small leaf in Silvery Shimmer Metallic ink, adhere one of the leaves, and adhere one of the ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom:

Here are my completed two cards:

Isn’t this a fun card?? I just love it when you can make two cards at once, especially for the holidays!! When you make this card, you just need to keep in mind what you are going to use for tabs, whether it’s circles, ovals, squares, or like I used, leaves.

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Heat embossing with All Wired Up!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy heat embossing card with the All Wired Up background stamp and Rooted in Nature stamp set! When I first say the All Wired Up stamp in the new annual catalog, I just had to have it! I have a few ideas for this background stamp, but I thought my first card would be to heat emboss and I just love the Copper and Terracotta Tile combination! 

The base layer is Terracotta Tile cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I actually used my Stamparatus to stamp onto the cardstock, then this way if I didn’t get a part of the stamp inked up very well with the VersaMark stamp, I was easily able to ink and stamp again. I sprinkled Copper Emboss Powder and set with my heat tool:

The rest of the card front is very simple, one of the Leaf Trinkets in Copper, the Crumb Cake twine, the sentiment heat embossed in Copper on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the “square rectangle” from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits, and the tree is inked with a sponge dauber in Mossy Meadow ink and the trunk is with my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut out with the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits:

I used enough of the twine to twist around the back of the oval tree piece, adhering with snail, and then placing dimensionals on top to keep in place and adhere to the embossed base layer. The copper leaf is adhered with glue dots to the sentiment and then this is adhered to the corner of the embossed base layer:

This completed piece is adhered to a Crumb Cake cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside sentiment is on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, in Terracotta Tile ink, the small leaf is also in Terracotta Tile ink, and the large leaf is in Crumb Cake ink, each leaf stamped three times so you have from dark to light images:

Pretty quick and easy to make! I can tell that Terracotta Tile is going to be a new fall favorite! This is a fun alternative card to make for the Rooted in Nature stamp set and if you were lucky to get the Home to Roost stamp set from this year’s Sale-A-Bration, this would pair perfectly with it too!!

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Thinking of you with Rooted in Nature

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun card made with the Rooted in Nature stamp set and the new In Color Rococo Rose! While it is so easy to coordinate In Colors with designer series paper, are you sometimes left thinking “what colors can I coordinate with In Colors?” Well, I challenged myself to create a card without designer series paper and have one of the 2019-2021 In Colors! I chose to use Rococo Rose and after comparing the different color options, I chose to pair it with Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and a little bit of Copper Foil. I just get a warm and earth tone feel from Rococo Rose and thought these colors would be perfect. So then, what stamp set?? Rooted in Nature immediately came to mind, then I wanted to add my own background and why not include an embossing folder?

To start, you will need a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Rococo Rose cardstock for your base layer, a 2 ¼” x 5 ½” piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, and then a 2” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock:

The Rococo Rose cardstock is embossed with the Tin Tile 3D folder, I will be using the “debossed side”, and the wood plank stamp from Gallery Grunge is stamped on the Very Vanilla cardstock in Rococo Rose ink:

I stamped the sentiment from Rooted in Nature in Early Espresso ink on the stamped Very Vanilla cardstock, used the branch die from Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies to cut 3 pieces out of Copper Foil Sheets, and the bow is Linen Thread that I measured 30”, folded 3 times (you will have three 10” strips of thread), tied into a bow, and then trimmed the ends to even out (so you basically have a three layered bow):

The Very Vanilla cardstock is adhered to the Crumb Cake cardstock, the Copper Foil pieces are adhered at the bottom (so they are fanned out), the bow is adhered with glue dots, and then this piece is adhered with Mini Dimensionals:

The card base is Early Espresso cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. The embossed cardstock base layer is adhered to the card base and then the layered cardstock is adhered on top:

For the inside, use a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, the sentiment is stamped in Rococo Rose ink, and the tree branch stamp is embossed with Copper Foil:

Isn’t this a great way to create your own background and show this beautiful new color, Rococo Rose?? If you want to use darker colors, Merry Merlot and Blackberry Bliss would pair nicely! If lighter is more your style, then try Blushing Bride and Petal Pink! An easy way I see if I like a color combination is to compare my ink pads! I’ll line them up next to each other to see if they might work! Cardstock works just as well, too!

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Thinking of you with Rooted in Nature

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a great card featuring the Nature’s Poem Suite! This really is a perfect greeting for just about any occasion. I am happy to say that except for the Designer Series Paper and the cardstock pack, this suite is carrying over to the new catalog! This really is beautiful and versatile designer series paper and I will be sad to see it go at the end of this catalog! 

One of my favorite things to do with the tree trunk from the stamp set is to color it with daubers and then fussy cut it out. I first use a sponge dauber with Crumb Cake ink and color it all over, I then use another sponge dauber with Soft Suede ink around the outside of the tree trunk, and finally use my snips to cut out. After this, I use the sponge dauber with Soft Suede ink and go around the edge, which not only blends into the stamped image, but hides any mistakes you made. For today’s card, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed White Embossing Powder:

Additionally for the front of the card, you will need this design from the DSP cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, a 1” x 4” piece of Copper Foil Sheet embossed with the Climbing Vine TIEF, one of the copper Leaves Trinkets, and I created this little “knot” with the Nature’s Twine by “folding” the twine over about three times, tied the end piece around the middle into a knot, cut the end piece apart, and then then just used my finger tips to fray the ends:

To assemble the card front, I first adhered the embossed Copper Foil Sheet, adhered the sentiment piece with dimensionals, adhered the knotted twine and the trinket with glue dots:

This piece is then adhered to a 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, Tranquil Tide cardstock card base:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and then I adhered a ¾” x 4” piece of the DSP along the side. Typically, when you cut DSP you will have a 1 ½” x 4” piece left over and I will cut that in half so I have two pieces to use for the inside of my card:

Wasn’t this a fun and easy card to make? I chose to leave the inside blank, then this way I can use it for any reason, just have to stamp the sentiment! As I am writing, the DSP and cardstock pack are still available from my online store, but this will be only while supplies last since they are on the retirement list. The stamp set, dies, twine, and trinkets are carrying over into the new catalog, however, the discounted bundle for the stamp and dies are not. 

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Just add color!

Hello and welcome to my first blog post of 2019! I hope you all had a safe and joyous holiday season! Now that the 2019 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs has gone live, I thought I would show you not one, but two cards using the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, which you can earn for FREE with a qualifying $50 (USD) purchase! This beautiful DSP not only has lots of color, but black and white as well! Two of the designs are of butterflies in black and white and I chose one of the designs to spotlight the butterflies using Stampin’ Blends. If you have thought about purchasing Stampin’ Blends or maybe have already started purchasing a few of the Stampin’ Blends, this is a perfect opportunity to use them and just add color!

To start, I used this butterfly and flower black and white design and at 3 ¾” x 12” and then cut that piece down at 5”, giving me two pieces of DSP measuring 3 ¾” x 5”. For the DSP on the right, I chose Dark Pineapple Punch, Light Mango Melody, and Light Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends. For the DSP on the left, I chose Dark Petal Pink, Light Flirty Flamingo (I started with Dark Flirty Flamingo on one of the butterflies, decided it was too dark, and then switched to Light Flirty Flamingo), and Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends:

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Cut two pieces of Basic Black cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” to layer the DSP on:

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For the card on the right, I used Mango Melody cardstock for the card base and Flirty Flamingo cardstock for the card base for the card on the left, both cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The card front sentiment is from Rooted in Nature, stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Pumpkin Pie and Lovely Lipstick inks, and then punch out the sentiment with the 1 1/8” Scallop Circle Punch. I used the 1 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch to punch out a piece in Pumpkin Pie and Lovely Lipstick cardstock to layer the sentiment on. You will cut a piece of the Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon long enough to wrap around the DSP and Basic Black base layer:

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The DSP is adhered to the Basic Black base layer and then the ribbon is adhered across the bottom. TIP-this ribbon is wide enough that you can use some Snail on the back to help keep it in place on the card front. The sentiment is then adhered to the layering cardstock, then adhered with a dimensional, and finally is adhered to the card base:

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For the inside sentiment on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment is also from Rooted in Nature stamp set, in Mango Melody and Flirty Flamingo ink. The butterflies are from Butterfly Gala stamp set in Memento Ink and are colored in with the same Stampin’ Blends colors as the front of the card:

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So, what do you think?? Isn’t this fun paper that you can earn for free?? This is a great way to create 6 cards just like this from one sheet of Designer Series Paper! Then, you will have 3 pieces of the DSP measuring 2” x 3 ¾” to create up to 3 more cards from!!

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

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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!

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

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