The Last of Many Blessings

Today I have another card using Retiring Products.  I have included some retiring designer series paper as well as a stamp set.  The set has been great for small cards.  I used it several times for Fall Thank You cards and some table decorations.  I also adore the name of this stamp set, Many Blessings!  The sentiments in the set reflect that name too, which is part of what makes the different pieces so versatile.  Here is my project for today.

 

Many Blessings, 147775

And after mentioning the cute sentiments, I did not put one on the front of the card. Duh!  I love this gorgeous Country Lane Designer Series Paper.  Especially these two which are Blackberry Bliss.  For me at least I find myself preferring the “back side” of the DSP as much as the fronts.  I think of them as having backs and fronts, doesn’t everyone?  LOL!

I was showcasing the DSP as well as the cute stamp, so the card is fairly simple.  I stamped the image in Gray Granite and colored it with the Stampin’ Blends.  I finished with going over the flowers and pot with Wink of Stella to give it a little shine.

Thank you so much for visiting today.  I hope you have enjoyed these last minute cards.  The 2019 Occasions Catalog and the 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalogs go live tomorrow!  I know I have a long list and hope you do as well.  If you need catalogs, and do not currently have a demonstrator, I would love for you to reach out to me.  I can get one to you quickly.

I have the measurements for today’s card just below this and the complete supply list is at the bottom of the post.

Measurements:

  • 5 1/2 X 8, scored and folded in half
  • 5 1/4 X 4
  • 5 X 3 3/4
  • 4 7/8 X 2 5/8
  • 4 3/4 X 2 1/2

 

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Be You

Today’s card is a case of a wall decoration I saw on pinterest.  That was a painting instead of a card.  But I thought it would make a great card.  The concept is nothing new, but the look of the fence was the inspiration and one I have not previously made.

 

Stampin' Up, Rooted In Nature, Detailed Leaves, Jackie Beers

Rooted In Nature Bundle, 148353

 

I mentioned above that I have made similar cards with a cut out that is raised above the stamped image.  But I had not used a different type shape, like this leaf.  I had not previously used the Wood Textures DSP either.  I love the wooden fence look.

I added the die cut/stamped leaves in front of the tree as some added dimension.  I must say that I was pleasantly surprised with the final result.  I hope you will give this a try using different shapes for the cut out.

The cut apart words are also a first for me.  I am not sure why I spread them around the card, but when I tried with them all together, it just did not work for me.  A day of difference!

The tree in the background is colored with Stampin’ Write Markers.  I really hate that they cannot be ordered individually right now.  I periodically add that to the idea box on the Stampin’ Up! website.  Hopefully it will be an option in the future.

Thank you for stopping by.  I will be back on Monday with a new project.  I hope you will check in to see what it is.  Here is wishing you a good weekend to come!

 


 


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Harvest Thanks for #GDP164

I am playing along with the Global Design Project Challenge 164 of Case the Designer. I love this one, as I got to meet the designer, Louise Sharp, at the Stampin’ Up! Convention in Orlando a few days ago.  She is a bubbly and funny lady that I immediately liked.

I chose to make a Fall card for the challenge.  Of course great minds think alike, LOL!!  I saw my fellow SU Demonstrator, and Friend, Lynn Kolcun posted yesterday with a card for the same challenge that is very similar to mine.  I sent her the photo of my card with a LOL comment!

 

Falling For Leaves Bundle, 149938

 

Sometimes I forget how much I love embossing.  I remember seeing it many years ago for the first time and thinking WOW!  I even now think WOW every time the powder becomes shiny.  I used the Copper Embossing Powder today and then filled in the sections with my Stampin’ Blends.  The Blends are so quick and easy to work with.

I pretty much allowed the leaf to stand alone and become the focal point of the card.  I did add a few of the Faceted Dots as accents.  The gingham DSP is a sneak peek for the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  I hate that you cannot ordered it yet.  But I know you are going to love it!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you will join me tomorrow, as I have another Leaf card to share.

 

 


 


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Thankful Heart for #GDP163

 

Today is another of my Stamp Club Fall Swap cards.  It also fits perfectly with the challenge from Global Design Project #163.  That is to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 30th Anniversary/Birthday.  And to share what we all love about Stampin’ Up!.  For me, Stampin’ Up! is the definition of Friends and Sharing.  I have made some fabulous and longtime friends through Stampin’ Up!.  I cherish them all and am so thankful for what brought us together.  So my card today fits perfectly on that idea of a Grateful Heart.

 

Falling For Leaves, 147680

 

I shared this type card once before on a Blog Hop.  It is the Double Z Fold Step card.  It sounds complicated but is super easy to make.  I love easy that packs a WOW.

This card layout does require designer series paper.  On this one, I mixed some DSP.  My favorite part is the sentiment though.  I LOVE that saying, as well as the mixture of fonts.  I am crazy for a mix of fonts.

Here is a side view of the Double Z.

 

Falling for Leaves, 147680

 

Thank you for visiting today!  I have listed all of the measurements and supplies for you.  I hope you will give this one a try.

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MEASUREMENTS:

  • Base card is Thick Whisper White  4 1/4 X 11, scored and folded in half
  • Second Z fold is Old Olive 4 X 10, scored at 2 1/4 & 5, folded in a Z
  • DSP are 3 3/4 X 5, and TWO at 3 3/4 X 2 1/4
  • Bases for smaller DSP is 3 7/8 X 2 3/8
  • Base for sentiment is 2 3/8 X 2 1/4
  • White sentiment is 2 1/4 X 2 1/8

 

 


 


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Country Home for #GDP 162

I love the Global Design Project challenge and have played along with one of the sketch challenges for today’s card.  It is a great way to get a card idea.  I love looking at sketches and then figuring out which stamp set will work.

Here is today’s card.

 

Country Home, 147678

 

And here is the GDP sketch:

 

 

I have used this Country Home stamp set so many times.  And I know I will continue to use it.  I love the “country / rustic” theme that these stamps seem to showcase.  Besides, it is perfect for this Fall time of year.

Thank you very much for stopping by today.  I greatly appreciate your checking out my projects.  I have included all of the supplies at the bottom of the post.

 

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MEASUREMENTS:

  • Gray Granite base card is 4 1/4 X 11
  • DSP is 4 X 5 1/2
  • Gray Granite banner is 2 X 4 1/4
  • Rich Razzleberry banner is 1 13/16 X 4

 

 


 


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Table Accessories

I have a different type post for you today.  It is paper crafted table accessories.  Wether or not we are ready for the holidays, they are quickly approaching.  This means a variety of special dinners or gatherings.  For me at least, these tend to be more the buffet style.  And that brings me back to the topic.

 

Stampin' Up!, A Big Thank You, Nature's Poem, Darling Label such, Everyday Label much, Leaf punch, Trio punch, Jackie Beers

A Big Thank You, 147377

 

I paired two super projects together.  The Hand Sanitizer is from Julie DiMatteo (The Paper Pixie) and the silverware holder is my design.  You can see Julie’s post HERE  for her fabulous video tutorial.  I created the napkin/utensil holder based on something a friend had.  I widened it so that it will hold more utensils.  My photo has clear plastic utensils (sorry about that in terms of being able to see them!) and a napkin easily.

Obviously you could change up the colors for both of these projects to suit your occasion.  The utensil holder is great for buffets as I mentioned earlier.  This way everything is together and you do not drop the lose pieces.  And of course, we can always use the hand sanitizer!

I have the measurements for the napkin/utensil holder listed below.  Again, Julie has a great video on making the hand sanitizer holder if you click the link above.  They are both very easy to make and the decorations can be up to you.  I hope you will give them both a try.

Thank you for visiting today.  I very  much appreciate it and hope you will continue to stop by and check out my projects.

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Crumb Cake base is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 6 and 10.
  • Fold and burnish the scorelines.  The 1″ piece folds to the front.
  • Using Tear & Tape, place the tape against the edge of the section between the two score lines.  Before adhering, place a folded napkin inside. This gives you room for the napkin, etc without tearing the envelope.
  • Prior to taping down the little flap, wrap the ribbon and secure it.
  • The DSP is 3/4 X 4 for the little flap and 3 X 4 for the front
  • Round the top corners wit the Detailed Trio Punch

 

 

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