Fall Acorns

Here in Atlanta it actually feels a little like Fall today.  That is a welcome change for us.  So I have a super cute Fall card to show you.   I have used the much overlooked Count My Blessings stamp set.  At first glance this set may say  Fall, but I believe most of it can be used any time of year.


Stampin' UP! County My Blessings, Jackie Beers, stampinup, County my blessings, jackiebeers

County My Blessings, 144790



My color inspiration was from the acorns and I chose fairly traditional Fall colors.  I did use my Aqua Painter with Pumpkin Pie for the tips of the leaves and then feathered that into the old olive.  The background is Soft Suede ink stamped onto Soft Suede card stock,  I sometimes forget to do the simple things to make our own DSP, so to speak.  It really is quick and easy.

This card is not at all difficult to do, even with the water coloring.  More layers sometimes make it look like more I do believe.

A quick tip for the ribbon accent:  I cut a strip of ribbon and tape each end to the back of my panel.  Then cut a smaller piece and simply tie it around the attached strip.  I get a pretty close to perfect little knot and do not need extra fingers for attempting to tie the ribbon pieces in front and yet keep it tight around the panel.  I never could do that very well!!

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I love hearing from you and I hope you will try a quick project like this one.  The measurements I used are below and the supplies are listed at the bottom of the page.  I hope you have a great day!


  • 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 Old Olive folded in half for the base
  • 4 X 5 1/4 Whisper White
  • 3 3/4 X 5 Soft Suede
  • 2 3/4 X 2 7/8 Old Olive
  • 2 1/2 X 2 5/8 Shimmery White for watercoloring


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  • World Card Making Day Sale October 1-10, 15% off select card making essentials. See details HERE.
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  • Paper Pumpkin Kits for October and November will coordinate!! They will be great individually, but will work together in a special release.  You must be signed up by October 10th to receive the October PP and then November 10th for the November PP.
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Coffee With Friends

I don’t even drink coffee and I am in love with this new Coffee Cafe Suite!  Everything in the suite is just wonderful.  And it’s the little things!  The Designer Series Paper is beautiful, the matching framelits are a must have.  I have used the little tag,( I actually think it may be a tea bag!), several times to attach a tag to a little card or gift.  And I know we have had coffee sets from Stampin’ Up! before, but this one is just at at the top of the scale.  So enough of that, here is the card I made.


Coffee Cafe Bundle, 145331


My color inspiration for this card came from this DSP.  As I mentioned in my comments above, everything in this suite of items is wonderful, and the DSP is no exception.  This paper I used is probably my favorite of the DSP pack. And gave me the color combination.

I did this card with my Stamp Club on Sunday and one of the ladies commented that she would have never put these two colors together.  I responded with “I would not have either” it was the DSP’s fault!!

To give some extra color to the open portion of Soft Sky card stock, I used the coffee mark from Timeless Texture stamp set and stamped in Soft Sky Ink. The coffee cup is stamped in Soft Sky with the lid stamped in Pear Pizzazz.  They were cut out with the matching dies in the Framelits set.  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso.  The one thing I would change is the little heart stopper in the lid.  I cut it out in Soft Sky card stock and you really cannot see it.  As a redo I would use the Early Espresso or Crumb Cake for that.

The products I used to day are listed at the bottom of this post.  You can click on any item and be taken directly to my online store.

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Thanks A Latte

Today’s card is one of the small 3X3 cards.  I have really become attached to these little guys.  They would be perfect just to hand out as small Thank you notes, or for any occasion.  Today’s card is a thank you and I used, for the first time, the Coffee Cafe Suite.  And I used almost everything in the suite on this little fellow!


Coffee Cafe Bundle, 145331


My color inspiration came from the little coffee cup.  I think the Soft Sky really pairs well with the green and dark brown. That was an unexpected surprise to me.  I love surprises.  The softest color is the one that POPS !


And in case you are not familiar with this Suite of items, the coffee cup is in the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.  But….there is a die in the Coffee Cups Framilits that fits that cup.  So easy, peasy in getting this cute little guy without having to stamp and color and then cut him out.  Yay for Stampin’ Up! for thinking outside the box again.

As I said, this is a 3 X 3 card.  The base is Pear Pizzaz cut to 3 X 6 and folded in half.  The Soft Sky layer is 2 7/8 X 2 7/8 with the DSP cut to 2 3/4 X 2 3/4.  I love square cards for the simple cutting of layers.

The Soft Sky heart is cut using the Sweet and Sassy Framelits.  The corrugated heart is from the Suite as well and is called Corrugated Elements.  The “Thanks a Latte” is from the Coffee Cafe stamp set and is stamped in Early Espresso.  It is die cut using a matching framelit from the Coffee Cups Framelits.  And I had to add just one more thing for some reason.  So I went with the Copper Trim ribbon.  If you haven’t tried this ribbon , you really should.  It makes the cutest and easiest to do bows.  And that is all there is to this cute little card.  I don’t even drink coffee and would love to receive it!!

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Thank you for stopping by today!!!   I really appreciate you checking out my posts and your comments.

The products I used to today are listed below.  You can click on any item and be taken to my online store.


Thank You Flag

Happy 4th of July everyone!!  I hope you have a safe day with family and friends.  My card for today is a Thank You Flag.  The Thank You part is for a variety of reasons.  I am very Thankful for so many things in my life.

I CASED a card I received at a swap a few years ago.  Her card is beautiful and instead of Thank You had words from a Courage set for soldiers, I believe.   It did not have a name as the creator, but just an email.  So if you know some who uses the name KimberKrafts, please let me know.  Here is my version.


All Things Thanks, 143097


I used a variety of products to create this flag.

  • The base of the card is Night of Navy, cut to 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 and folded in half
  • The Very Vanilla base layer is 5 3/8 X 4 1/8
  • The Navy field background is 2 1/2 X 2 1/8
  • The Thank You is from All Things Thanks and is 2 3/8 X 2. I used my bone folder on the edges to rough it some.
  • The Cherry Cobbler stripes are 5 1/4 X 7/8 and are stamped from Super Duper in Cherry Cobbler
  • The Very Vanilla stripes are 5 1/4 X 1/2 and are embossed with the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder.  I then cut them into strips and sponged with Crumb Cake ink
  • The little stars are from the Popcorn Box Thinlet and I used the handle end of my Paper Piercing Tool to indentT center from the back
  • The swirled paper strips are just think scraps that I wrapped around a wooden skewer
  • The strips are placed with a glue dot under the end of each one and then the stars have our new Mini Dimensionals under each one.


I hope you liked this flag today.  I am very pleased with my CASE.

If you have ever considered becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, now is the time!  There is a great special going on right now. Our normal Starter Kit is $125.00 worth of product for $99.00 with Free Shipping.  During the Christmas in July special, you get an additional $72.00 of Tool Kit type product and one of the new Christmas stamp sets that will be in the Holiday Catalog.  So you will pay $99.00 for $192.00 of product!  That is a super Wow!!

If you would like to talk with me about joining my team I would be thrilled.  I am part of a great group of Awesome Demonstrators and I know y0u would love joining us.

The products I used today are listed below:


Yay for You!

My card for today is for a special occasion.  A good friend’s son just bought his first house.  Of course I have been intending to order the new Host Rewards set “In The City” which would have been perfect.  But since I have not ordered it yet I made do with what I had on hand.

Super Duper, 142874


These are my color choices for the card:


I wanted it to be more masculine, but have some brightness as well.  I believe it came out pretty well.  To add some texture to the card I used the Hexagon Embossing folder on the Sahara Sand card stock. The “YAY” is stamped in Always Artichoke on Very Vanilla and cut out using the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies.  The Always Artichoke layer behind it is cut out using the next larger die from that set.

The Balloons are stamped on Very Vanilla in Always Artichoke and Crushed Curry and fussy cut out.  The are layered on top of each other and then raised with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  The “string” is Linen Thread.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set, “Super Duper”!  and is punched out with the Classic Label punch.  The layer behind it I hand cut.

And that is that for this card.  It came together very quickly, and is a card, and a layout that could be used for most any occasion.  That is a Win/Win to me !

The products I used today are listed below:


Tuscan Vinyard

I am using a “Not Very Much Used” stamp set today.  It is the Tuscan Vinyard.  I fell in love with the set when it debuted last year, but then never really used it.  So today I have dusted it off and I really like the outcome.


Tuscan Vinyard, 141902


My color inspiration was obviously the grapes, but it led me to another “Not very Used” ink color:  Elegant Eggplant. And on it went from there.  Here are the colors I have used today.


As I was putting the card together and looking at the finished product, I asked myself why I had not been using Elegant Eggplant!  It really pops!  I don’t think I am going to need to “dust it off” for the near future.  I can think of several sets that it would work beautifully with.

I chose to use the smaller items included in the stamp set.   So instead of having a lot of background to cover or additional layers, I decided on a 4 X 4 card.

  • The Elegant Eggplant base is 4 X 8 and folded in half
  • The Old Olive layer is 3 3/4 X 3 3/4
  • The Very Vanilla layer is 3 1/2 X 3 1/2
  • The grapes are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with the Aqua Painter
  • The cork screw and the corks are stamped in Sahara Sand ink
  • The splatter is from flicking the Elegant Eggplant Marker tip into the lip of it’s cap. (Thank you #paperpixie, Julie DiMatteo)
  • The wine seal is stamped in Elegant Eggplant and punched out using the 1″ Circle Punch
  • The Linen Thread is just wrapped around the card and the seal is added with dimensionals.


And that , as they say, is that!  A very quick and easy card.  Each time I do the square card I ask myself why I do not do it more often.  Please give it a try.  I do believe you will love it.

Thank  you so much for stopping by my blog today.  If you have any questions or comments I would love to hear from you.

Remember that June Hosts receive additional Host Rewards!!!!  I would love to work with you on a workshop/party or an order if you do not have a current Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.