Thanksgiving Cards with Country Lane Suite-p2

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are part two of my three-part Thanksgiving cards made with the Country Lane Suite! With Thanksgiving right around the corner and a hectic upcoming schedule, I’m sharing two more cards that I made from one sheet of Country Lane Designer Series Paper! Having a simple template to cut your DSP to makes it so much easier to get creative and make cards for any occasion! If you missed it, my previous blog post gives you the template for cutting this one sheet to create eight cards.

Both of these cards are made with the card base of Thick Whisper White cardstock, one sheet cut at 5 ½” for the measurement of 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”.

For the card on the right, I used one piece of DSP cut at 3” x 4” and one piece cut at 4” x 4”, layering them and then adhering to the card base:

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For the sentiment from the Country Home stamp set, I stamped it in Mint Macaron ink on a ½” piece of Whisper White cardstock, and flagged the ends with the Banner Triple Punch. I adhered some Gold Metallic Thread to the back and then adhered this to a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock cut out with the second largest Stitched Shapes oval. This is then adhered to the front with dimensionals and I added some Gold Metallic Pearls:

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The inside is stamped in Mint Macaron ink from the Country Home stamp set:

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For the card on the right, I adhered the 4” x 5 ¼” piece of DSP to the card base:

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Additional elements for the front are a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock cut out with the second largest Stitched Shapes oval, a piece of Chicken Wire Element that I cut to 1 ½” (a whole piece measures 4” x 5 ½”), and I stamped the can with the flowers and sentiment on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Memento ink, colored in with Light and Dark Mint Macaron, Light and Dark Blackberry Bliss, Light and Dark Old Olive, Light Mango Melody, and Dark Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends Markers, adding Wink of Stella to the cotton blooms, and then cutting out:

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I used a small amount of Snail on the left side to help adhere the Chicken Wire Element, adhered the flower pot to the Cajun Craze oval, and then adhered this to the card front with dimensionals (this covers the snail):

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The inside sentiment from the Country Home stamp set is stamped in Mint Macaron ink:

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Wasn’t that quick and easy?? Now I have five cards made from one piece of DSP that I really would not have used and these cards turned out awesome! Stay tuned for my next blog post that will show you the final two cards!

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Baby Bear and Buffalo Check!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a cute baby card made using the Baby Bear stamp set and Buffalo Check background stamp! While this card is more of a boy theme, I have added a bonus card down at the bottom made with Sweet Little Something (now retired) that is more of a girl theme. Do you struggle with the 2 and 3 Step stamps? I always did until I changed the way I stamped and will share this technique with you as well, even if you use the Stamparatus! Let’s get started!
For the card base, cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and score at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Soft Sea Foam cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped in Night of Navy ink with the Buffalo Check background stamp, and I used a ruler and my Gray Granite Stampin’ Write Marker to create a “plaid” look:

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To stamp the bear, I first use the detailed stamp in Gray Granite ink, then I used the “not as detailed” stamp in Sahara Sand ink, and finally used the solid bear stamp, also in Sahara Sand ink. I find that starting with the most detailed stamp makes it easier for me to line up the images. The bear is then cut out:

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For the front of the card, you will use this design from the Twinkle Twinkle DSP, cutting out with the largest scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits. The White Sheer Ribbon is colored with the Dark Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends Marker, the sentiment is stamped on a ½” piece of Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy ink and is layered on a ¾” piece of Twinkle Twinkle DSP, with both ends cut with the Banner Triple Punch:

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After the ribbon is dry, I tied it into a small bow and adhered it to the bear with a glue dot. Then I adhered the scalloped oval to the base layer, the bear and sentiment are adhered with dimensionals:

This piece is then adhered to the card base:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, the is stamped in Night of Navy ink, and then I added some adhesive backed sequins:

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Here is the girl themed card I made with Sweet Little Something, changed the colors used to Gray Granite and Petal Pink:

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Now you will have a couple of baby cards on hand! These were both quick and easy cards that when the occasion arises, you will be ready!
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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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Lilypad Lake Z Fold Pop-Up Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super fun and easy Z Fold Pop-Up Card! I made this a birthday card for dearest sister-friend, who loves Lilypad Lake stamp set! I’ve posted on Facebook a couple of other cards that I made, so I figured why not show you how easy it is to make, which you can do out of ONE piece of cardstock!

The card base is Balmy Blue cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 2 ¾” and at 5 ½”:

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The front fold is Balmy Blue cardstock, cut at 2 1/8” x 11”, and scored at 2 ¾” and at 5 ½”:

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The inner strip to create the “pop-up” part is Balmy Blue cardstock, cut at 2 1/8” x 11” and scored at 7/8”, 3 5/8”, 4 1/8”, 6 7/8”, 7 3/8”. You will then fold into a “Z” and use strong adhesive on the “mountain” of the folds (I used Tear & Tape):

The panels for the card base are Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and 2 pieces cut at 2 ½” x 4”:

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For all the card base panels I wanted to make them look like the sky, so for the two smaller panels, I placed them next to each other and created a mask for clouds using the cloud dies from the Up & Away Thinlit Dies and sponged Balmy Blue ink onto the cardstock:

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For the bigger panel, I first used a sponge dauber with Pineapple Punch ink in the upper left corner and then used the sun stamp from Lilypad Lake in Crushed Curry, stamping several times for the effect. I then used the same cloud masks with a Stampin’ Sponge and Balmy Blue ink for the rest of the sky:

Since I knew I was making the bird from Lilypad Lake stamp set into a Heron, I wanted to make it look like he was “walking on a dock” for the front fold piece, so I used a piece of Wood Textures 6” x 6” DSP cut at 2” x 5 ¼”, embossed it with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF, and then sponged Early Espresso ink to give the embossing a darker definition:

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For the smaller two front fold panels, I cut two pieces of Whisper White cardstock at 2” x 2 ½”, sponged Balmy Blue ink, and then used the wave stamp in Balmy Blue and Blueberry Bushel inks. I also stamped the wave stamp in Blueberry Bushel ink on the front panel of the inner strip:

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I stamped the Heron in Memento Ink and then colored with Light and Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the sailboats 5 times in Memento Ink and then colored them in with Light and Dark Pineapple Punch, Light and Dark Call Me Clover, Light and Dark Poppy Parade, Light and Dark Highland Heather, Light and Dark Lovely Lipstick, Ivory, Bronze, Light Granny Apple Green, Light Bermuda Bay, Light Night of Navy, Dark Pool Party, Dark Petal Pink, Dark Flirty Flamingo, and Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends Markers:

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Attach the panels to the card base and to the front fold base:

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I used Tear & Tape on the ends of the front fold and then attached to the card base:

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Next place the inner strip in the “box”. The easiest way I have found to make sure this piece is correct and the card folds over, is to adhere the end pieces first, and then fold the card closed and the two inner pieces will adhere correctly:

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The final step is to adhere the Heron and all the sailboats! For the inner strip, I used glue dots at the bottom of the boat and then for the front fold panels I popped the smaller ones and the Heron up with Mini Dimensionals. I also used Wink of Stella on all 3 of the front fold panels:

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After I put this all together, I felt like it needed a little bit more. So, I used the birds from the High Tide stamp set and heat embossed the sentiment from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Copper Embossing Powder on Whisper White cardstock. This was then cut out with the smallest circle from the Stitched Labels Framelits and I also used the heart framelit from this set to cut out from Copper Foil Sheets:

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I just love how this turned out! Now I will admit these are not my instructions, I got them from Splitcoast Stampers! Having great instructions make it so easy to make and share creative ideas!!

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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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For the wine lover!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun card to send to the wine lover in your life! With Fall just a few short weeks away (WHAT??), the makes me think of sitting by the firepit with a nice drink in hand and enjoying time with friends! This card does require a little bit of fussy cutting, but even if you are not the greatest, the wine bottle and glass are super easy to cut out.

To make this card, first start with a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Designer Series Paper from the Nature’s Poem DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The pieces you will need for the card front are:

2 ½ x 3 ½ Mossy Meadow cardstock, embossed with the Pinewood Planks DTIEF

A piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the “stars” stamp from Bokeh Dots stamp set in So Saffron ink, and fussy cut out

3 ½” piece of Burlap Ribbon

Stamp the wine bottle and glass images on a piece of Whisper White cardstock with Memento Ink, color in with Dark Blackberry Bliss, Light Smoky Slate, Light Mango Melody, and Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends, and then cut out

A piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock cut out with the bigger circle framelit from the Stitched Labels Framelits

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Adhere the cardstock to the base layer DSP and then adhere the burlap ribbon across:

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Adhere the wine bottle, glass, and stitched circle with dimensionals:

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Adhere the base layer to the card base with dimensionals. I added 3 of the large Clear Faceted Gems for a little bling:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Mossy Meadow ink, and I used So Saffron and Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write Markers to individually color the wine glasses:

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Isn’t this super cute?? If you notice, the stitched circle looks like a serving tray!!

The 2018 Holiday Catalog will be live September 5th, so if you would like a complimentary copy please contact me for more details!!

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

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Welcome Little One

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is another feature from the Animal Expedition Suite! I haven’t used my Stampin’ Blends in a while, so I thought the kangaroo from the Animal Outing stamp set would be a great way to show a quick and easy baby card, especially if a “frilly” baby card is not what you are looking to make! Lol

To make this card, the card base is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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From the Animal Expedition DSP, I used this piece for the base layer, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I also used additional DSP, the largest scalloped square from the Layering Squares Framelits was used and then I just cut a piece to 1 ½” x 4”:

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On a piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the kangaroo in Memento Ink and then colored in with the Light and Dark Smokey Slate, Ivory, and Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends, and then cut out with the coordinating die. The sentiment is stamped on a ½” piece of Whisper White cardstock (you know, those leftover pieces from when you cut the cardstock) in Crumb Cake ink and the ends punched out with the Banner Triple Punch:

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I layered the DSP pieces on the base DSP base layer and then tied a piece of 1/8” Whisper White Sheer Ribbon in a bow around the bottom:

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The kangaroo and sentiment are adhered with dimensionals and then this is adhered to the card base:

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The inside sentiment is from the Abstract Impressions stamp set, stamped in Crumb Cake ink and then I used my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker on the word Love, on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock. The kangaroo is stamped along the edges in Crumb Cake ink, in which I stamped off first:

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How easy was that?? You could easily trade out the sentiment or even add some balloons!

The 2018 Holiday Catalog will be live September 5th, so if you would like a complimentary copy please contact me for more details!!

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!

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