Harvest Thanks

I have a quick and bright card to share with you today.  I inked up the Falling For Leaves stamp set for the first time.  I can just imagine several ways of using the large leaf.  Oh My!!  But today’s is quick, and simple.  I am not saying clean though.  LOL !!  I did the smooshing technique and I usually get a little messy with that.

 

Falling For Leaves, 147680

 

As you can see, my smooshing is messy!  I intentionally only did it to one side for a bit different look.  I used Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, and Calypso Coral re-inkers for the technique.  I actually made a couple of backgrounds at the same time.  This one turned out the best I believe.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I greatly appreciate it.  All of the supplies I used, as limited as they are, are at the bottom of the post.  I hope you will come back tomorrow to see a new project.


 


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Frosted Thank You

I have a quick and easy Thank You card for today.  I have used the Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes.  They are The Best for quick, easy, and clean cards.  Plus they are a great value for your money!  I have added a small piece of the Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper and it is finished.

 

Frosted Floral DSP, 147800

 

And this is not even the prettiest side of that piece of DSP!!  It is still gorgeous, and I love all of the sheets in this pack of paper.    I wanted a simple and clean card though.  So I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock a 1/4″ smaller than the card.  I then layered the DSP strip, added the piece of ribbon, and the sentiment.  It was finished very quickly!  This would make a great little Hostess type gift.  Take several of these and wrap a pretty piece of ribbon around them.

The sentiment is from the Million Dollar set, Many Blessings.  As I have said before, that set is a keeper!! I stamped the sentiment in Pear Pizzaz and punched it out using the Darling Label Punch.  It is the Punch Box in the current Annual Catalog.  Another fabulous punch from Stampin’ Up!’s collection.

I apologize for the little smudge on the picture.  I am not sure where that is from.  I use my phone for photos and cannot imagine how you would get a smudge on there???  Any thoughts???

Thank you for stopping by today.  I appreciate your time.  All of the supplies, limited as they are, are listed at the bottom of the post.

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Whisper White Notecards and envelopes
  • Whisper White card stock 3 1/4 X 4 3/4
  • DSP Strip 2 X 4 3/4

 


 


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Thank You

I have been showcasing products from the Holiday Catalog, and I will get back to that tomorrow.  For today, I am back in the Annual Catalog and showing a really lovely set / bundle.  The Stitched All Around Bundle.   This is the card I made for some Thank You notes to some friends.

 

Stitched All Around Bundle, 148374

 

I consider this sort of a “collage” type card.  In other words, just a mix of things!  This is also another one of the examples I have mentioned before about not throwing away your scraps too quickly.  The DSP piece and the little card stock piece were both laying next to my paper trimmer.

The background stamps are from the Touches of Texture Stamp set.  I love this set for just such occasions.  I use the speckled stamp quite often.  The green leafy stamp is also from that stamp set.

The main piece is the intricate Thank You of course.  And it is Oh So Easy!!  I stamped the image, cut the piece out with the dies from Stitched All Around, and TahDah!!  That is all it takes.  So a little solid stamping, a die cut, and some paper scraps is all that was needed.  I love these type cards.

I hope you will look a second time at the paper scraps you have!  Thank you for stopping by today.  I very  much appreciate it.  I have listed all of the products I used at the bottom of the page.

 

Measurements:

  • 4 1/4 X 11 of Thick Whisper White for base
  • 3 3/4 X 5 1/4 of Pear Pizzaz
  • 3 1/2 X 5 of regular Whisper White
  • 3/4 X 3 DSP strip
  • 1/4 X 2 7/8 Pear Pizzaz strip

 


 


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Thankful Thoughts

Today’s card is one of those “It could be for any occasion” type cards.  All you do is change the colors and the sentiment.  It is fairly plain, but sometimes that is what we need.  Especially when you need several of one kind or are in a hurry.

 

 

Buffalo Check, 147794

 

 

I used two different stamps from the Holiday Catalog.  The Buffalo Check….Oh My!!!  It is a must have for year round use.  And a sentiment from the Flourish Filigree that I showcased on Wednesday.  You can see that card here.   The sentiments from that set pair with the Pretty Label Punch, which is one of our beautiful punches.

I went fairly monotone as well on this card.  It is all various uses of Grapefruit Grove.  The Buffalo Check is done in Grapefruit Grove and the card base is that as well.  The Designer Paper is from the 2018-2020 In Color 6X6 paper stack of Grapefruit Grove as well as the 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon.

The sentiment is punched with the Pretty Label Punch.  I used the 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch to run the ribbon through the sentiment layer.

A helpful note on using a large background stamp:  The Stamparatus is awesome for large stamps and easy to get the pressure all over that you need.  And I hope if you have not done so already that you will purchase this awesome tool.  BUT…if you do not have this, then there is another way.  I learned this years ago when I first began stamping.  Place the stamp on your table with the rubber up.  Ink up the stamp very well by holding the ink pad in your hand instead of the stamp.  Then lay your card stock down on the stamp.  Try not to let it slide.  Now take a piece of copy paper or notebook paper and place over top of your card stock.  Run your hand all over the top so that all parts of your card stock are pressed onto the stamp.  Now lift off the scrap paper and your card stock.  You should have a very clean and good impression.  That is so much easier than trying to handle the large stamp.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I very  much appreciate it.  I hope you will return on Monday for some of the cards I made with my Stamp Club this weekend.  The supplies I used today are located at the bottom of the page.


 


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Wild About You

I have a cute and whimsical card for you today. I have used the Animal Outing stamp set a few times already and just adore it.  But today I have added the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper to compliment the sentiment from the stamp set.

 

Animal Outing, 146600

 

I paired some bright colors for this card.  Truthfully though, they all came from the designer paper.  That is one of the many things I love about Stampin’ Up! and their designer paper.  The paper is so adorable and it takes you out of your normal comfort zone in terms of color.

 

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The only stamping is for the sentiment.  I just like the alligator and the little bird taking the center stage with the sentiment playing along with their silliness.  To give the sentiment a grounding point I pulled the Poppy Parade from the top and left hand birds.  I had to stop myself from trying to add something else onto the banner.  It was really hard to just leave it blank. LOL!!

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you will return tomorrow for the last of my Blended Seasons cards.  If you have not grabbed up this bundle yet, it is almost gone.  Friday is the last day to order it.  Also, the Bonus Days Coupon goes away on Friday too.  For every $50.00 of merchandise you get a 5.00 coupon to use in September.

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • The base card is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 folded in half
  • The first layer is 5 1/4 X 4
  • The DSP layer is 5 1/8 X 3 7/8
  • The banner is 1 1/2 X 3 before being punched.

 

 


 

 


 


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High Tide

I mentioned yesterday I was going to be using the negative of the die cut from that card.  One of the awesome parts about the dies from the Blended Seasons Bundle, called Stitched Seasons dies, is that it leaves stitching on the negative as well.  I have always utilized negatives of the Stampin’ Up! cutouts.  You can raise the layer for a shaker card, sponge a beautiful background with the shape of the die, etc.  But none before left stitching on the negative.  Now we have that!

 

Stampin' Up!, High Tide, Blended Seasons, Jackie Beers

Stitched Seasons, 149013

 

The stitching shows up better than I thought it would in the photograph.  I think the stitching gives the “frame” an added WOW.  And again…..the Bundle or just these dies are only available through Friday.

I chose to make a lighthouse scene through my frame or mat  using the High Tide stamp set.  Another one I was so happy to see carried over to the new catalog.   My trip down the Oregon coast was filled with checking out all of the lighthouses.  I may have to frame one of my pictures like this.

I used a little creative license on the lighthouse color.  Most we saw on the trip were white or white and red.  But since I had the Mango Melody frame, I thought red would clash just a bit….or a lot!  For the water and the light from the lighthouse I stamped off the Coastal Cabana and Balmy Blue.  They were a tad too bright and this made them just right.  The sentiment is from the new Many  Blessings stamp set in the Holiday Catalog.

Thank you once again for stopping by to see what I have made.  I very much appreciate it and love to hear from you.  The supplies I used are all listed at the bottom of the page.

 


 

 


 


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