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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Pumpkin Corner

Pumpkins are popping up everywhere now.  So I have a pumpkin card to share.  It is a second look at the Corner Tuck Card I shared a few weeks ago.

 

Stampin' Up!, Pretty Pumpkins, Pattern Party, Jackie Beers

 

You can click HERE to see the earlier version of this fun fold.

Stamps

I truly Love the stamps in the Pretty Pumpkins stamp set. The matching Dies are awesome as well, but I did not use them today.  I stamped the three pumpkins, which is one stamp, and then colored with Stampin’ Blends.  The pumpkins are colored using Both Pumpkin Pie , Light Cinnamon Cider, and Light Old Olive.  I stamped the pumpkins with Soft Suede Ink.

Everyone seems to have their own way of coloring with the Stampin’ Blends.  When I want some shading, like with these guys, I start with an all over using the Light Blend.  I then come back and add the Dark where needed.  I finish with the light again and only drag the dark colors into the lighter area.  By not going all over with the Light the second time, I get the really light in the center of the larger pumpkin.  However, if you have a method that works for you, then stick with it!

Paper

I used the Host Rewards Paper Pack of Pattern Party Designer Series Paper.  This pack of paper is awesome!  The colors are great, as are the patterns.  Plus you get a lot of paper for a very inexpensive price.  The only downside is that you can only purchase it with Host Rewards.  Anyone interested in a Party???

Measurements and Folds

  • The base card of Pumpkin PIe is cut 4 1/4 X 8 and scored at the 2 1/2 mark, fold and burnish
  • The left side strip layer of Old Olive is 1 X 4
  • The left side strip of DSP is 7/8 X 3 7/8
  • The focal layer is Old Olive cut 3 X 3
  • The stamped White is cut 2 7/8 X 2 7/8
  • The upper right corner that is the Tuck, is a piece of Pumpkin Pie and a DSP piece both cut to 2 7/8 X 2 7/8. they are each placed at a diagonal on the Paper Trimmer and cut in half to form triangles.  Then glue the two together for thickness. you only use half, so save one for the next card.
  • The inside White, that you do not see, is cut 2 3/4 X 2 3/4

Assembly:

  • Place Stampin’ Dimensionals in each of the corners of the triangle double thick piece and place in the upper right corner.
  • Adhere the DSP and Old Olive strips together and place on the left side of the flap. Align the left edge, top and bottom.
  • Layer the Old Olive and Focal Layer together.  Place it, centered, up against the strip on the left .
  • Add the inside White for the sentiment, place it further left than normal so it doesn’t show when the card is closed.
  • Close the card by tucking the focal layer underneath the raised upper corner

 

I hope you enjoy this card.  Please let me know if you have any questions!

 

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Gather Together

I am loving playing with all of the new products from the Mini Catalog.  The one I am showcasing today is the Pretty Pumpkin Bundle.  The matching Dies are fabulous!!!

 

 

Paper

The beginning of this fun card was this Soft Succulent piece of DSP from the Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper.  I love the faded look to the background as well as the script writing.  Knowing that I was playing with pumpkins, I had to choose a color that worked with the Soft Succulent.  I actually found two other pieces of DSP from that same pack of paper.  Instead of a Pumpkin Pie pattern, they are Calypso Coral.  But they are gorgeous pumpkins!

To Die cut the larger and fancier pumpkin, I added the Adhesive Sheet to the piece of DSP.  I cut a piece a little larger than the die and added the Adhesive sheet, and then die cut the image.  This turns the pumpkin into basically a sticker.  No fighting trying to get that pumpkin glued down without a mess!  The smaller pumpkin is adhered with a couple of Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamps

There is very little stamping on this card.  The “vine” for the pumpkins got hidden a bit.  You can see it to the left of the smaller pumpkin.  It is stamped and colored with Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen Stampin’ Blends.  There is a matching die for it as well.

The sentiment is from the stamp set and I love everything about it.  It has such a beautiful font that makes it sort of fancy I believe.  To showcase the sentiment I stamped it and then die cut using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  The finishing touch is a Genial Gem that matches the Soft Succulent perfectly!

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Diamond Pumpkin

My card today is another Fun Fold.  I found this with directions from a few different people and none referred to anyone else.  So I really do not know who to give credit to.  I shrunk it a tiny bit so that it fits in a regular envelope.

 

Stampin' Up!, Pretty Pumpkin Bundle, Harvest Meadow, Stitched Rectangles, Jackie Beers

 

The Fold

I am calling this a Diamond Fold.  It is actually very similar to the Kite Fold or the fold used for graduation hat cards.  The other fold names usually do not stand open.  I love that about this one.

To allow this to fit in a regular A2 envelope, 4 1/4 X 5 1/2, I used a piece of 4 1/4 X 8 1/2 piece of cardstock.  It is scored at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4.  You then mark the center of the 4 1/4 end of the paper that has the 2 1/8 score line.  Cut from the score line to that center mark from each side.  This makes the front point.  Fold the card in half and use the already cut edges to make the same cut on the bottom.  It is actually very easy and quick to get all of this done.

The Paper

I used the Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper.  I love these patterns for Fall , or anytime, cards.  I have used three different patterns from the paper pack.  For a layer between the DSP and Calypso Coral, I added Soft Succulent.  The Bumblebee diamond shape pieces are cut 2 @ 2 3/4 X 2 3/4 with a Soft Succulent cut 2@ 2 7/8 X 2 7/8.  The wide strips, there is one on the inside as well as the one on the top, is cut 2 @ 4 X 1 7/8 with a Soft Succulent layer of 2 @ 4 1/8 X 2.  And finally the corners are a SS layer of 2 X 2, and the DSP 1 7/8 X 1 7/8.  Each of these squares is then cut in half to make two triangles.  (Simply place them on your cutter with a top and bottom point in the cutting track.

You can see all of the paper placements in the photo.   Only one is not shown and it is the inside wide strip.  It is just like the top one and I added a piece of White cardstock for a signature.  The top Diamond shape is only adhered on the front half to allow it to stand up.  Here is a view of the card folded flat for mailing.

 

 

It is not laying totally flat.  The picture is a bit deceiving in that the point in the back actually is flush with the back of the fold.

The Finishing Touches

I used the Pretty Pumpkin Bundle for this card.  Fall is probably my favorite season.  I LOVE Christmas, but Fall seems to get a bit overlooked.

The DSP pumpkin is another sheet from the Harvest Meadows DSP.  The stamped and Die cut pumpkin is from the stamp set.  I used a variety of the both the 2020-2022 and 2021-2023 In Color Markers to color the various leaves and berries.  Both of the pumpkins are raised with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the stamp set also.  It is cut with the Stitched Rectangle Dies and only adhered in the center so that it hangs over the diamond shape.  The final touch was a single gem from the Elegant Faceted Gems.

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Grateful Heart Gift Card Holder

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families.  I hope your day is a good one however you choose to spend this holiday.  We will be spending the day with friends that are family.  But first I have a card to share.  It is a really Fun Fold and a Gift Card Holder.

I made this gift card holder as a Thanksgiving card, which may seem a bit odd.  This year has definitely made me aware of how much I have to be thankful for.  So I thought a gift to someone special is a good way to show how grateful I am for them, or something they have done.

 

Stampin' Up!, Banner Year, Plaid Tidings, Itty Bitty Greetings, Harvest Hello, Jackie Beers

LOL!!!  Please forgive my finger…..the card wanted to open instead of cooperating with the picture!

As I said at the top of the post, this is a Fun Fold.  But first, I love the simplicity of the look of the front.  The pumpkin is from the Harvest Hello stamp set and is stamped on Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment, which is an all time favorite, is from the Banner Year stamp set.

Here is the next view:

This is with the pumpkin layer lifted up.  It reveals a gift card.  The gift card is in a pocket on the bottom section.  And seeing this picture, I should have stamped something on the underside of the pumpkin layer.  Never fear, I will be doing this Fun Fold again!!

Here is the final opening:

Now you can see where the gift card is being held.  Yes this card has quite a few layers, but I do love all of the folds.  As I said, I will be doing this one again soon!!

Here are all of the measurements and instructions:

  • The base is Rich Razzleberry and is cut 5 1/2 X 4 1/4
  • the Crumb Cake layer is cut 4 X 7 1/4 and scored at 5 1/4
  • For the gift card slot, you need Crumb Cake cut to 1 3/4 X 3 3/4.  Put Tear & Tape on each short side and one long side.  Adhere with the side without tape and the end. (as shown in last picture)
  • Center the Crumb Cake layer folded as if it was a 4 X 5 1/4 layer
  • The Bumblebee layer is cut to 3 3/4 X 5 for the inside layer and 3 3/4 X 1 3/4 for the bottom fold
  • The Rich Razzleberry layer is cut to 3 1/2 X 4 3/4 for the inside and 3 1/2 X 1 1/2 for the bottom fold
  • The Top Crumb Cake folded layer is 2 3/4 X 8, folded at 4
  • The top Bumblebee layer is 2 1/2 X 3 3/4

 

Thank you for stopping in today!  Happy Thanksgiving from my family.  Please come back tomorrow for another new project.

 

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InKing Royalty October Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s October Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Thanksgiving, so prepare yourself for Autumn landscapes, warm colors and sweet reminders of all the reasons we have to be grateful this time of year. 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.

This month’s theme is right up my alley.  Every year I really enjoy making Fall Cards and those that say we are Grateful.  I also tried a new card layout.

 

Stampin' Up!, Arrange A Wreath, Banner Year, Gilded Autumn, Jackie Beers

The Focal point of the card is the Wreath!  I love the Arrange a Wreath Bundle.  I feel it is really showcased here.  The background of the wreath is stamped using Mint Macaron on Very Vanilla card stock.  I sort of fussy cut around the outside of the wreath, but not overly detailed.  I then did the same for the inside.  The Cinnamon Cider wreath is not stamped on. It is only die cut using the wreath die.  The embossing of the leaves is part of the die!  I love that.

The banner across the wreath made me very happy!  I played with different versions for getting the sentiment.  I used the Banner Year Bundle for the sentiment.  It does not really show in the picture, but I used my bone folder to curve the banner just a little.  So it looks wavy across the front of the wreath.

The finishing touch to the wreath is the bow.  It is the Metallic Ribbon from the Basket Weave and Metallic Ribbon Combo.  And it pairs beautifully with the gorgeous DSP.  This is one of my all time favorite DSP.  It is the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper.

And here is the inside of the card .  This also shows the different fold I mentioned at the beginning.  I have made a couple of regular size cards with this fold. (I got the fold from fellow Demonstrator Paula Butler in a beautiful card for a card swap)  I just stretched it out quite a bit for this Slim card.

 

You can see that only the center raises up.  To finish the inside I stamped the Mint Macaron Wreath again and then added the sentiment.  The sentiment is also from the Banner Year set.

Measurements:  This card fits into a regular A10 Envelope

  • Thick Very Vanilla card stock base is 4 X 8 3/4
  • Very Vanilla center layer is 4 X 8, scored at 4 and folded
  • Center DSP is 3 7/8 X 3 7/8
  • Cinnamon Cider side layers are 3 7/8 X 2 1/8 (need 2)
  • DSP side layers are 3 3/4 X 2 (need 2)

 

I could not get the pictures to look as it should.  I am still playing with new photography and the Slim Line Cards are an added challenge in this!  So I apologize for my larger than necessary watermark.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford at Stamp Candy. 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. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  3. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  5. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
  6. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  7. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  8. Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
  9. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  10. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  11. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  12. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  14. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie

 

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