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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Good Things

I have paired some more neutral type stamp sets to make today’s card.  It could be a masculine card with the colors I chose, or it could be just more a “nature” type card.  Either way, I hope you like it.

Stampin' Up!, Enjoy the moment, Very Versailles, Jackie Beers

 

Colors

Are you shocked that I do not have DSP in the card?  I sort of was.  It is the second in a row without DSP.  That is probably a record.  So instead of getting colors from the designer paper, I got them from the image.

The pod was what I used to decide the colors.  Sadly I cannot name what type of pod this is.  But I know it is supposed to be brown.   Because of my favorite width for my layers, you cannot really see the Mossy Meadow sticking out from behind the Very Vanilla.

I carried the colors from the cardstock to the Ink colors I used.  The leaves are Mossy Meadow, the Pod Soft Suede and then a softer color for the written backgroundj.  It is Sahara Sand that is stamped off before putting to the paper.

Stamps

The stamp sets are both of similar, nature theme.  They are the Enjoy The Moment for the pods and sentiment.  For the leaves and background script stamps I went to Very Versailles.  This is a go to stamp set for background images when I want stamped backgrounds or collage type cards.

All of the images are sort of distressed looking. Even the sentiment.  It is from the Enjoy The Moment stamp set also.  I used Memento Tuxedo Black Ink for it to help it stand out a bit more than the other images.  As a finishing touch I relied on my favorite ribbon, the Linen Thread.  It is always a go to for a touch of rustic, natural look.

 

 

The picture below shows the Designer Series Papers that are included in the Sale.  There are 9 to choose from!!

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

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Friendship

I hope you were able to take advantage of the Free Shipping yesterday.  I probably shouldn’t have, but I did first thing yesterday morning!

Today I have a mix of beautiful and just adorable.   I mixed the beautiful Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper with the adorable Count On Me stamp set.  And of course, a few extras as well.

 

Stampin' Up!, Count On Me, Hydrangea Hill, Double Oval, Jackie Beers

 

Paper

Purple is a favorite color of mine, and this one just pops with the purple shades.  The Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper is the star of the show.  Who would not love those hydrangea balls of color.  The strip of DSP is the opposite side of the large sheet.  I never toss my scraps of DSP!

For the card base, I pulled the Highland Heather from the large DSP sheet.  My second favorite color is blue.  So the blue hydrangea is perfect.  I have one of those bushes in my yard!  To match the blue, I chose Misty Moonlight for the layer.

Stamping

The oh so sweet kangaroo is from the Count On Me stamp set.  That set has such adorable and huggable images of different animals.  I chose the kangaroo and her little daisy to go with the other flowers.

For the sentiment, I chose the Beauty of Friendship stamp set.  I love that simple sentiment.  It is stamped using Misty Moonlight Ink on Basic White cardstock.  I used the Double Oval Punch to make the cut.  I love that you can use one or both of the punches depending on your need or the look you wanted.  I felt the scalloped larger oval was not really necessary with the busier paper.  So this is simply the smaller of the ovals.

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

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Jackie

 

 


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Sympathy With Art

I am sure you all dislike the need for sympathy cards as much as I do.  However, they are needed more than we wish they were.  Today I have one to share.  I combined it with a Fun Fold and some gorgeous paper.  The card itself can still be a Happy card, even if the occasion is not.

 

 

I used the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper as the highlight of this card.  The Pretty Peacock card base was chosen as the best choice, I thought, from the colors of the DSP.  The stamped flower colors came from there as well.

The stamped flowers are from the Art Gallery stamp set.  It is a photopolymer stamp set and that material is a bit difficult to color with the Stampin’ Write Markers as we do with the red rubber stamp sets to get more than one color on a stamp.  I don’t know if it was just the colors I chose, but it worked beautifully this time.  The flower heads are colored using the Bumblebee Stampin’ Write Marker and the leaves are done using the Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Write Marker.  (The only negative thing about this is that the markers can only be purchased in the color families, or as the entire set of colors.  The only individual color available is Basic Black.)  The Terracotta Tile center of the flowers is a separate stamp and I used the terracotta Tile Ink pad for that addition.

Here is a look at the Fun Fold and the inside of the card.

 

The flowers on the bottom of the inside sentiment layer are the same flowers as the front.  I just inked it using the Bumblebee Ink Pad and stamped a little section on the bottom of the White layer.

The front sentiment is from the Happy Thoughts stamp set.  The inside sentiment, which I think is wonderful, is from the Sale-A-Bration set Heal Your Heart.  SAB is over, but there is another two months of SAB later in the year.  I do not know if any of the ones from this past will be available at that time.  I haven’t been able to find information on that as yet.

Regarding the Fun Fold:  I have all of the measurements below.  This one is the same principle as one from last week, in that you cut off a section and then use that as the focal layer.  You can see the other fold HERE.

Measurements and Directions:

  • Cut card base of Pretty Peacock to 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, score at 4 1/4.  Measure the front flap of the card down 2 3/4 and cut across the from the edge to the score line.  Then cut up the score line to remove that section.  You will have removed a piece measuring 2 3/4 X 4 1/4.  This will be your front focal layer.
  • Cut White card stock to 5 1/4 X 4 for the inside section of the card.
  • Cut DSP to 5 1/8 X 3 7/8 for the inside of the card.
  • Cut White card stock to 2 1/2 X 4 for the bottom flap of the card.
  • Cut DSP to 2 3/8 X 3 7/8 for the bottom flap
  • Cut two pieces of White card stock to 2 1/2 X 4.  One is for the front focal layer and the other for the inside sentiment layer.

 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed this Fun Fold.  I love the fold and the Art Gallery Suite of products.  This card would work for any occasion with simply a change of sentiment.

 

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It’s Okay

After quite a lot of Christmas cards, today’s project is a Thinking of You type card.  A dear young lady injured her leg and I wanted to let her know I was thinking of her.  She loves nature and animals, so this card is right up her alley.

 

Isn’t this little guy adorable?  I am not totally sure what he is, but I think a hedgehog???  I just love the expression on that face.  I cased the stamped area from the Annual Catalog where the Walk In The Woods stamp set is shown.  Sorry, I don’t have it in front of me to say the page number.

I wanted to try some more watercoloring with these images.  I used my H clear Stamping Block and just a drop of the ink refills.  The new Water Painters are awesome to use!  I added a bit of water from the painter and mixed with the color I was using each time.  The coverage is wonderful.  For the grass and leaves, I began with Shaded Spruce and moved to Old Olive.  The mushrooms are Soft Suede, Sahara Sand and Crumb cake.  The tops are Cherry Cobbler.  For Mr Hedgehog, I also used the Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.

The cut of the card is a little different and I apologize for not showing the inside.  I had written inside before I thought that I had not taken pictures. Duh!!!  You can see from how the stamped layer hangs over the front Shaded Spruce, that I have cut the top layer of the card.  I cut off about 1 1/2″ I believe.  I added a piece of the Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper, I love those little trees, to the inside to show where the front layer is cut off.  The Whisper White layer to write on is still plenty large enough for a sentiment and writing.

The front sentiment, which I love because it is a little bit different, is from the Walk In The Woods stamp set.  I didn’t show it, but the inside was a sentiment from the Life Is Beautiful set.

I have added the Retiring List from the current Mini Catalog.  Simply click on the picture of the list and it will open to the three page list.  This list has removed the stamps in other than English as well as the bundles.  It is cheaper in this sale to purchase those bundled items separately.  If you do place an order, please use my December Host Code.  It is further down just above the supply list, and on the right side column if you are viewing on an ipad or larger device.

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed taking a break from Christmas Cards and will return tomorrow for , you guessed it, another Christmas Card!!!  Hugs to you all!

 

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Stitched Leaves Note Cards

I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s InKing Royalty Blog Hop!  I added a little Note that I had a bonus project to share with you today.  Using the negatives from the die cut leaves, I created three note cards that are perfect little Thinking Of You type cards.  I am making more than three, but these are the three designs.

 

This one is die cut with Just Jade card stock and the stamping is in Just Jade as well.  The plaid is the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper.  (I used different sheets of the Plaid Tidings for all of the cards.)  I also added a Misty Moonlight In Color Enamel Dot to coordinate with the Misty Moonlight in the DSP.  There is Just Jade in the DSP also, it just doesn’t show much in the photo.

 

For this card, I backed the Bumblee card stock with Basic Black to match the Black in the Plaid Tidings DSP.  The sentiment is in Memento Tuxedo Black.  I also added a Bumblee In Color Enamel Dot.  The black and white baker’s twine is from the Playful Pets Trim Combo.  It worked perfectly here.

 

This is the final one.  I think this piece of the plaid worked best with the Cinnamon Cider card stock.  Due to the length of the stem of this leaf, it needed a touch of something.   It received a bow made of Linen Thread .  The Bumblebee In Color Enamel Dot seems the best match for the sentiment due to the lighter tones in the plaid.  The sentiment is stamped in Cinnamon Cider.

I hope I inspired you to make use of the negatives left from these gorgeous leaves.  It is hard for me to choose which I like best, the leaf or the negative!  Please let me know your thoughts.  I love to hear from you.  And please know that even though my responses do not show in the post, I respond by email to every comment.  I feel that is a more personal touch.

 


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