Bird Feeder

When looking through stamps for today’s project, I came across the Life Is Beautiful stamp set.  I have not used it previously.  And when I saw the stamp of the birds and birdhouse, I saw a birdfeeder.  We have several feeders and always have Cardinals around them.  So I am pretending the house is actually a feeder.

 

I live north of Atlanta and I had commented to my husband yesterday that with all the leaves still on the trees, it did not seem like December.  So I went with the Fall look of the leaves to match my imaginary bird feeder!

To get the multicolored leaves I used a reinker and baby wipe technique.  I folded up a baby wipe on my silicone mat and added reinkers in Mango Melody, Cherry Cobbler, and Cajun Craze.  I did a drop of each scattered around.  Because the stamp itself is one of the Distinctive stamps, it made an even more rough look to the leaves.  I was happy with how they came out.

And yes I made it look even more like a Fall card by using this sheet of the Plaid Tidings Designer Series   Paper.  I had to though.  It matched the leaves perfectly!

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Thankful Heart

I love little 3 X 3 cards to have as Random Act of Kindness cards.  I have handed out quite a few during this crazy year.  A friend of mine loves them as well.  So I keep her supplied, which in turn inspires me to use them.  Here are the latest ones I made for her to use.

I made five of each version.  There are only two versions, I just liked the picture with the three. LOL!

I used the Banner Year stamp said and paired it with the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper.  REMINDER: That is one of the DSP in the 15% Off Sale at the bottom of the post.  It ends on Saturday!!!

The base of the card is Thick Whisper White card stock cut to 6 X 3 and folded in half.  The DSP is cut 2 7/8 X 2 7/8.  The stamped piece is regular Whisper White and is cut 2 X 2.  I placed those on the diamond shape just as a contrast to all the plaid.

All of the stamped images are from the Banner Year stamp set.  This is a wonderful set that has greetings and images for most times of the year, but especially the Fall through Valentine.

As a finishing touch, I used the Daffodil Ruched Ribbon on the Pretty Peacock Plaid and Cinnamon Cider Ribbon for the bolder pattern.  The gold heart at the top is a retired item.  I felt that because of the sentiment , With A Grateful Heart, I needed a heart!

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Country Slim Card

As I said yesterday, I am sharing a Slim Line Card today.  I was late getting on the wagon for these cards, but have made quite a few now.  This one is a favorite, as I love the DSP in it.  Sadly, this is a DSP that is not included in the sale 🙁   But the paper is wonderful and really shines on the card.

 

Stampin' UP!, Country Home, Gilded Autumn, Jackie Beers

 

I believe this paper is gorgeous!!  It is the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper.  The gold in the pumpkins really shines.  I did not want to cover up that paper, so went with as small of a stamped layer as possible.  This is probably a first for me in that I did not add a layer beneath the focal layer!  A testament to the beauty of the DSP!

The stamped image is from the Country Home stamp set.  I do love this set.  The Milk Can and the Pitcher that the different flowers fit on top of are both favorites.  They remind me of my younger growing up time.  I actually have a milk can that was my Mom’s.

That sweet sentiment is also from the stamp set.  I stamped it in the Mossy Meadow that is predominant in the flower arrangement.  To finish it off, I added a single Gold Glitter Enamel Dot beneath the sentiment.

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Season Of Thanks

I have gotten into the Slim Line cards somewhat.  So I have another one to share with you today.  For this card I used the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set.  I believe this large flower, or any large flower, would be great on the slim line.

 

 

I really love how this card turned out!  I went a bit bolder with the coloring on the flowers here and I have to say that the picture does not do it justice.  I have to work on my photography!.

The sunflowers are stamped with Early Espresso Ink.  I then colored the center, which is dark from the Early Espresso, all over with the Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends.  I went over the darker areas with the Dark and then all over with the Light.  The petals are colored with the Light Cajun Craze for the darker parts, and then Light Mango Melody all over.  I was surprised at how well they all worked.  It gives a lot more definition using the darker colors.  I wanted to try it and it was great.  So do not let your doubts stop you. It’s only paper!

The sentiment is from the Gather Together stamp set.  I love the saying.  I debated on layering the sentiment because of all the white space in the center.  But I think the smaller sentiment in there sort of pops.

Thank you very much for stopping by today!  I have the measurements listed right below here and the supplies I used are at the bottom of the post.  Remember to day is the last day to get the added bonuses of the current Starter Kit Promotion!!

 

Measurements:

  • base card is Very Vanilla cut to 7 1/2 X 8 3/4, and scored on the 7 1/2 side at 3 3/4.
  • Mossy Meadow layer is 3 1/2 X 8 1/2
  • Very Vanilla top layer is 3 1/4 X 8 1/4

 

 

Additional Products: In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99.00, new recruits choose $125 -worth of products) new recruit will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for their first event.

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Granny Apple Green card pack contents
8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Granny Apple Green Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
3/4″x 4″ (1.9 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

Coastal Cabana card pack contents
2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (5.7 x 8.9 cm) Whisper White Cardstock
2-3/4″ x 4″ (7 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

 

 

 


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Grateful

Before I get started telling you about today’s project, I want to share a few things that begin today in my Stampin’ Up! World!

First, the Clearance Rack is refreshing today!!!!  If you click on my Shop button in the menu, it will take you to the store.

Second, Stampin’ Up! has an awesome new Starter Kit promotion beginning today.  I have all of the details listed towards the botom of the page.  But I will tell you a bit of it  here.  The Starter Kit is for Stampin’ Up! Enthusiasts who love our products.  That is the first step.  if you decide later on that you want to make a business of it, WooHOO!  But there is NO PUSH  to do more than just be a lover of SU!  This special is the regular $99.00 for $125.00 worth of products of your choice.…..PLUS you get the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set as well as the So Much Love stamp set.….PLUS enough pre-cut card stock to make 16 cards.  That is a great deal to me.  And I would love to answer any of your questions, as well as have you join my team.

Last but not least:  the new Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine is available to customers beginning today!  I have it and it is AMAZING!  I love everything about it.  (And…it can be added to the Starter Kit!!!).  Also, the magnetic platform becomes available for order today as well.  This new magnetic plate is a solid sheet of magnet, and is self healing!  That is a game changer in both regards.   I cannot wait to get my hands on that!

Okay, now about today’s project.  The title says it all.  I am so Grateful for everything, and card making and the friends I have made are high on the list.   This card is a quick and easy one that to me has the perfect sentiment.

I am following the sketch from Case This Sketch #387.  I love sketch challenges as the base for my cards.  Here is the sketch.

The sentiment layer is from the Celebration Tidings stamp set.  It is a photopolymer set so it is very easy to line the pieces up.  That layer is three separate stamps.  The pieces are colored using Stampin’ Blends.

The background stamps are from the Gather Together stamp set.  It was one of the Returning Favorites sets from last year’s holiday catalog.  I stamped the pair of pumpkins a couple of times and colored with Stampin’ Blends also.  The splatter is out of the same set.

I used Just Jade Stampin’ Blends for most of the leaves.  So it was the perfect addition between the two layers of white for the base of the card.

I have listed all of the products at the bottom of the page.  Just below here is the extra information regarding the Starer Kit promotion.

 

 

Additional Products: In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99.00, new recruits choose $125 -worth of products) new recruit will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set.

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Granny Apple Green card pack contents
8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Granny Apple Green Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
3″x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
3/4″x 4″ (1.9 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

Coastal Cabana card pack contents
2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (5.7 x 8.9 cm) Whisper White Cardstock
2-3/4″ x 4″ (7 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ (21.6 x 14 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″ (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

 


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Hope For InKing Royalty August Blog Hop

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Autumn Weather, so prepare yourself for projects that are filled with warm tones and beautiful nods to the upcoming change in weather. 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.

To get my mind into the Fall weather, I used  a mix of Annual Catalog and the Mini Catalog.  I have paired old and new and the layout is a really good one for most stamps and occasions.  But the most important items are the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Colors that I have used.  They are beautiful individually, but really shout FALL when together.

 

 

This is one of my most favorite cards ever!  I love the details of the embossed layer as well as the definition on the leaves.  Not to mention the sentiment!  You cannot go wrong with an encouraging word or two.

I started with the Love of Leaves Bundle.  It was at the top of my list from the Mini Catalog.  The distinctive stamping of the leaves is only topped by the detail in the dies.  I did tone on tone with the new In Colors of Just Jade, Bumblebee and Cinnamon Cider.  The background circle is also Bumblee card stock.

The embossed Sahara Sand piece is done using the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder.  I LOVE the look of this.  It has So Much detail to it.

The banner is cut using the Banners Pick A Punch.  The sentiment is from the Love of Leaves stamp set as well.  The finishing touch is a few of the Champagne Rhinestones in a few places.

NOTE:  Do not throw away your negatives from die cutting the leaves.  I have an added extra to share with you tomorrow by using those negatives!  So stop back in tomorrow for a bonus idea.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps. 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. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  7. Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
  8. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  9. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
  12. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  13. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  14. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  15. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  16. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  17. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink

 

 


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