Fall Slim Card

I have been working on a Skinny card for a card swap.  It has been very difficult getting the layout I want.  There have been some good results and some not so good ones.  Today is one of the good results that I liked but decided not to use in the swap.  So I thought I would share it with you.

 

Stampin' Up!, Gorgeous Leaves, Pretty Pumpkins, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

There are two really awesome stamp sets used on this card.  The first is the Pretty Pumpkins stamps.  This trio of pumpkins is my favorite from that set.  And it comes as a Bundle, I just didn’t use the dies.  The second stamp set is the Gorgeous Leaves.  It is also a Bundle, and I did use two of the Dies.

I love how well these two stamp sets work together.  Fall leaves and pumpkins are like Peanut Butter and Jelly!  They just go together.  The sentiment is such a sweet one and is from the Pretty Pumpkin stamp set. I just love it.

Colors and Finishes

Normally I would say Paper instead of Color, but I did not use any Designer Series Paper on this card.  That is very unusual for me.  I did choose some of my favorites of the colors I think of for Fall.  They are Cinnamon Cider and Soft Succulent for the card base and layer.

The stamped leaves are more of the great Fall colors.  They are Merry Merlot, Cinnamon Cider with some speckles of Pale Papaya.

To finish the card I went to the Annual Catalog for some ribbon.  It is from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo.  The gingham is actually Just Jade instead of Soft Succulent, but the color matches very well.  The final touch was two die cut leaves from Merry Merlot cardstock.  These dies are so intricate (The name of the dies are Intricate Leaves!) that it really pops against the white cardstock.

 

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A Birthday Brew

Today is the birthday of a friend.  She pretty much only drinks coffee, so I felt the need to break out the Brew Some Fun stamp set for her card.

 

Stampin' Up!, Brew Some Fun, Warm Wraps, Penguin Playmates, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

I gave away the stamp set in the beginning of the post.  It is the Brew Some Fun set.  It has tea and coffee in both images and sentiments.  I went with a pair of coffee cups sort of toasting each other.  The party hats are included in the set as well.  For the sentiment I went with the normal birthday on the front.  But the inside says “Let’s Brew Some Fun”.

Paper and Fun

The strip of DSP on the right hand side is from the fun Sale-A-Bration paper Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper.  This paper is going to be missed after these last few days of SAB.  It has great colors and a little of everything in images so it is very versatile.  These stripes are some of my favorite.  They are placed horizontal so that you could see all of th different colors.

Of course the card base and layer colors were pulled from the DSP.  The card base is Misty Moonlight and Fresh Freesia is the layer.  I went with the brighter Magenta Madness on the cups, as well as around the sentiment.  A few days ago I shared how I pull the Marker around the edge of a shape to give that outline.  Instead of another layer, I used that technique on the sentiment layer.  (Markers, with the exception of the Basic Black, can only be purchased in the Color Family.  But these are all In Colors, so not as much of an expense!)  The finishing touch is a 2020-2022 In Color Gem in Magenta Madness.

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Floral Thanks

The card I have to share with you today is a mix of stamps, dies, and DSP.  I love playing Mix & Match with the various products from Stampin’ UP!.  This layout is one that I will be making quite a few of I can tell.

 

Stampin' Up!, Color and Contour, Harvest Meadow, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

The flower image and the sentiment are both from the Color & Contour stamp set, which is part of the Color & Contour Bundle.  To achieve the scalloped shape of the DSP I used one of the Scalloped Contour Dies.  The flower image is stamped using Smoky Slate Ink.  It was colored using Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends.

The sentiment is a gorgeous font.  I love a variety of fonts and this one is really nice.  Misty Moonlight Ink was chosen not only because it is such a pretty color, but to stand out and to match the DSP.  The sentiment is  stamped directly onto the card base.

Paper and Finishes

The card is a Thick White cardstock cut to 4 1/4 X 11 and folded in half.  I sometimes add a second layer of White in making this style card.  But today it is all just the one layer.  The DSP piece is from the Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper .  In my opinion you can never go wrong with shades of blue.  And this pattern is really pretty.

To finish this card, I die cut the DSP using the middle of the Scalloped Contour Dies.  There are five with a variety of different design of scalloped edges.  The die used for the flower is from the same die set.  To add just a bit of something else,  I used the White Bakers Twine to wrap around the DSP and finish with a simple bow.

 

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A Dahlia Smile

Since Sale-A-Bration is winding down I thought I would share two of my favorite picks in one card.  It is a little bit of an odd mix of colors.  But the different patterns seem to work.

 

Stampin' Up!, Delicate Dahlias, Forever Fern, Peaceful Prints, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

The Stamp set I chose as a favorite from Sale-A-Bration is the Delicate Dahlias.  Yes, it is one of the $100.00 product purchase requirement, but it is really nice.  The flower is a two step flower.  I chose Bumblebee Ink as the outline and Pale Papaya as the inside.  The leaves are two step as well.  They are Garden Green for the outline and Soft Sea Foam for the inside.  Those colors came from the Green DSP piece.

Delicate Dahlias has a couple of great sentiments included in the set.  However, I chose to go with the Smile sentiment from Forever Fern.  It is stamped directly onto the DSP.  That is something that packs a bit of a punch, and I generally forget to do it.

Paper

I chose the two pieces of the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper before I decided on anything else.  Not normally how I begin a card!  I love the tan plaid and wanted to use it.  The base of the card is Bumblebee cardstock, which matches the dahlia.  The Garden Green piece has flecks of a lighter green that led to the Soft Sea Foam leaves color.

The Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper is also from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  It is one of the $50.00 product purchase choices.  The paper matches the Peaceful Deer Bundle in the Mini Catalog.  The Deer Punch fits the pages of Deers on the paper.

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Love A Clever Cat

Most of you are probably aware that I have Cats.  They definitely keep us on our toes and never stop surprising us with their antics.  My husband loves the little sweeties/devils as much as I do. So this card is for him. This card makes perfect sense if you have ever had a Cat.

 

 

Stamps

I know I say it very often, but I do LOVE Stampin’ Up! stamps.  Part of the reason is the versatility.  Even though this Clever Cats stamp set has quite a lot of Halloween images and sentiment, it also has every day pieces.  The cat in the box is a classic for any cat person.  Any box that comes into our house is hopped into as soon as it is empty.  And yes, that is wether they actually fit in it or not!

The sentiment I used, since it is for my hubby, is a little more personal than I usually use.  This sweet sentiment is from the Daisy Lane stamp set.  And it does totally fit the cat image as we sit and laugh at their antics on a regular basis.

Paper

To tie in the cardboard box I went with Crumb Cake as the card base.  The layer behind the stamped images is the new Kraft Paper that is in the Mini Catalog.  It is a bit stiffer than regular cardstock and actually feels like old time Kraft Paper.

The DSP is the Tiding Of Christmas Designer Series Paper.  This print does not scream Christmas at all.  It is more just some leaves and dots.  I wanted a bit of a different color to pair with the Crumb Cake and Kraft.  The Soft Succulent is quickly becoming a favorite of mine.

The only finishing touch for this card is Cute Stars Adhesive Sequins.  I needed a Black piece since the cat is the only black I used.  A small star is pretty much always a win as an accessory.

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Holly in Foil

I have been thrilled with the Mini Catalog this year and all of the Punch Bundles.  There is one that I was not sure of, and now Love!!  It is the Happy Holly-Days Bundle.  This bundle makes for a more elegant Christmas card and that is usually not really my style.  However, I have used the stamp set a couple of times without being elegant, and now have a Bundle card for you.  I hope you like it.

 

Stampin' Up!, Happy Holly-Days, Green Foil, Jackie Beers

 

The Bundle

The Happy Holly-Days Bundle is the star of the show.  I was not sure how I would use the Holly punch originally.  It is one of the border punches.  The border punches are easy to line up to continue the pattern for the length of your cardstock.  As soon as I punched this edge, I knew I was now in Love with the detail of this punch.  And as an added bonus, I now have holly pieces that could be used in a shaker card or as confettii!

This stamp set has a variety of sentiments for the inside and outside of the card.  Of course I did not use any of them on the front!  It also has the bird image and the holly image.  I decided I wanted both of those even with the holly border.  They are both stamped and colored using a variety of Stampin’ Blends, which are listed in the Supply List.   I fussy cut both with my Paper Snips and layered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Paper

The stamps and punch are obviously the main products of this card.  But I wanted to use the Green Foil as well.  The shine seemed to be a perfect fit for the Holly.  To offset the brightness of the Green Foil, I paired it with Cherry Cobbler and a layer of Basic White.  I debated on adding a Cherry Cobbler layer underneath the holly punched area, but decided the white looked better.

Finishing

The final touch of this card was the Glittered Organdy Ribbon.  Surprisingly the glitter has a bit of red in it.  Or it just picks up the color from the cardstock.  Regardless, that is a great added bonus.  I made a double bow with the ribbon to give this bird a bit of larger piece to perch behind.

 

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Beautiful Birthday

Sale-A-Bration is winding down for the 2021 year.  It ends on September 30th!  There are still some great products available and one of them is the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper.  It is a black and white paper that offers great potential.  My card for today is made showcasing a piece of this paper.  Actually the card is all about the paper!

 

 

Paper

The Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper has different Black and White patterns on all of the sheets.  However this is one of my favorites.  It allows me to color one or all of the flowers.  I opted to color them all.  I used the Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blends along with the Just Jade Stampin’ Blends for the flowers and leaves.

My layers to pair with the gorgeous paper are Just Jade as the base card and a layer of Basic Black.  This is my version of a fairly clean looking card.  For me, clean means not a lot of layers on the front.  So I succeeded with my definition  here.

Stamps and Punches

The sentiment for this card is from the Pansy Patch stamp set.  I needed a fairly small, but pretty, Happy Birthday.  This one fit the bill perfectly.  It is punched using the Label Me Fancy Punch.  In addition to the unique shape of this punch, it also has a small ribbon hole as well as the slide I used.  And I do have to say this is the first time I have used the slide.  I love it!!  It was very quick and easy to do in terms of lining it up.

Finishing Touches

With the addition of the slide from the punch, it allowed a different way of attaching the sentiment layer.  I used the Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon.  This ribbon is so easy to work with, and is so soft and pretty.  For the final touch it was pretty much a given that it needed a rhinestone.

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Treats for InKing Royalty September Blog Hop

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s September Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites – our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month’s projects feature candy and treats, so prepare your sweet tooth for some wonderful inspiration. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

My card is not exactly treats, but a pocket card that has sweet images!  Here is my card.

 

 

And here is the pull out from the pocket.

 

 

Paper

The star of this show, in my opinion, is the DSP.  This is my favorite sheet from the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper.  I love black cats so that is probably why it is a favorite.  I made the pocket out of the DSP and then cut the “V” to look like a shirt.  All of the directions are lower down on the post.

Stamps

The stamp set I used is the Cutest Halloween Bundle.  It is a Punch Bundle so you know I had to have it.  I love my punches.  The “Pumpkin necklace” is stamped and punched.  The “Smile” is part of another saying.  I only colored in the Smile and stamped it in the center of the pumpkin.  That smile goes along with the cat and pumpkins that are smiling on the paper.

The pull out card is also made using stamps from the stamp set.

Extra Touches

I adore the Black and White Gingham Ribbon.  It is so easy to work with.  For the necklace, I cut two strips and adhered each end with a glue dot. Then added the pumpkin with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  A little Black Matte Dot on the pumpkin was the finishing touch for it.

The hole at the top of the pull out card was made using the Detailed Trio Punch.  That punch is a definite must have in my opinion. Making a little ribbon pull with the Black and White Gingham Ribbon was the final touch to the card.

The card is still a Full card.  The pocket is attached to a regular size top fold card.  There is another stamped white layer on the inside of it as well.

Measurements and Directions

  • Basic Black card base is 4 1/4 X 11, scored and folded at 5 1/2
  • A White layer cut 4 X 5 1/4 is placed on the inside of the card
  • The DSP is cut 5 X 6 ( 5 is the width and 6 is height)
  • Score the DSP at 1/2 on each of the 5″ sides and 3/4 across the bottom
  • Put a mark at the center of the 5″ top and cut down 1 1/2″.
  • Fold and burnish the score lines and fold underneath.  Trim the corners at the bottom for a less bulky fold
  • Adhere the pocket to the front of the card.
  • Fold the sides of the V back and adhere with a glue dot under each point.
  • The pull out pocket card is 3 3/4 X 5 with the hole at the top from the Detailed Trio Punch

 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

 

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  3. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  4. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  7. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  8. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  9. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp

 

 

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Fall Birthday

The bit of cooler weather we are having, the lower 80’s, has me thinking of Fall.  Maybe hoping for Fall is more realistic!!  Regardless that was the inspiration for today’s Collage type card.

 

Stampin' Up!, Gorgeous Leaves, Beauty of the Earth, Jackie Beers

 

Stamps

The Gorgeous Leaves Bundle is a great one.  It includes a variety of leaves.  A couple of the leaves are used on the stamped layer.  The set also has some wonderful background stamps.  There are two different splatter images and a wood grain image.   I tried to use layers of color as well as the different stamps to create my collage.

Dies

The matching Dies from the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle are named Intricate Leaves Dies.  There are solid leaves as well as very detailed ones.  And they are in a variety of sizes and shapes.  I chose one of the small intricate Maple looking leaves as my accent to the sentiment.

Finishing Touches

To tie everything together, I tied some Linen Thread around the stamped layer and made a three strand bow.  The sentiment is from the A Wish For Everything stamp set.  This is one that could be used for a variety of reasons.  It is stamped and just angle cut with Paper Snips and then layered over a piece of Blackberry Bliss ribbon.  The final touches are the die cut leaf and a Metallic Pearl.

 

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A Dandy Birthday

I love playing around with different colors.  Since I find myself getting into a color rut sometimes by using the same colors pretty regularly.  Today’s card is about breaking out of that rut.  And going simple!

 

Stampin' Up!, Dandy Wishes, Garden Birdhouse, Starcrossed, Bermuda Bay, Jackie Beers

 

Color

I use Bermuda Bay as an accent color occasionally, but rarely use it as a main color.  It is way past due.  I love this color!  It pairs well with quite a few other colors, and I have added just two for today.  The dark brown is Early Espresso and the light is Sahara Sand.  Sahara Sand is one that is overlooked.  It pairs well with most colors, but is rarely  used as a focal point.  I believe it as the stand alone dandelion is great.

Tools

To pair with the Bermuda Bay, I went with clean and simple.  First is the gorgeous Star-crossed Embossing Folder.  I definitely overlooked this one early in the Mini Catalog release.  And now I am so sorry.  This mix of design is unique and fun!  It really shows well with the Bermuda Bay.

The Die I used is from the Dandy Wishes Dies.  I apparently should have run the head of the dandelion through the Cut & Emboss Machine again.  The paper did not want to release from the die.  However, as I was pulling it loose, I saw how it sort of bent.  What a great unexpected detail.  It may not mail well, But I love the flutter look of the stamens.

Finishing

To layer the dandelion and have it grounded, I added the Early Espresso strip across the card.  Even though I hated covering up some of the embossed area.  The sentiment is from the Garden Birdhouse stamp set and fit perfectly on a scrap of Sahara Sand cardstock the same size as the strip of Early Espresso.  Instead of using a die or punch for the sentiment, I just used my Paper Snips and cut each end at different angles.

The final touch to the card is some of the Playing With Pattern Enamel Dots.  I love the colors and even though this is actually Coastal Cabana it is the same color family as Bermuda Bay.

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