Acorn Diamond

Before I get to the card for today.  I apologize for being late with my post.  Goodness, sometimes life just gets in the way!!

Also, I want to let you know that my next post will not be until Thanksgiving.  I am going on a wonderful trip to Europe with friends.  I return on the 20th and I know will be seriously jet lagged.  I do not seem to bounce back from these as quickly anymore.  Can you relate???  Anyway, I wanted to let my regular followers know not to expect me for the next two weeks.  The hubby will be home with the animals , but unfortunately neither he or the four legged children care about keeping the blog going.  I know it is shocking!!

So now on to the card.  As I  mentioned on the Gate Fold card I did earlier in the week, my club did a card swap with a fold challenge.  This is another one of the folds that was shared.  I have cased it and made my own version.  This one is from Velda North.

 

Stampin' Up! County My Blessings, stampinup county my blessings, acorns, Jackie Beers

County My Blessings, 144790

 

I love the acorns in the diamond shape as the focal point.  I do have to say that the DSP and the Lemon Lime Twist around the acorns are the stars of the show.  It looks like a normal card (if there is such a thing) but it opens only partially.  Here is the inside view.

 

Even with the somewhat partial opening of the card, this is another super easy to make.  And I can think of a lot of cute DSP to use for the front.  Even using two different patterns would be great I do believe.

I have added measurements and directions under the measurements.  The supply list is at the bottom of the page.

Thank you so much for visiting today, Especially since it is this late post.  And remember to check back the week of Thanksgiving to see more of my creations.

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Card base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, score at 1 1/4 and 4 1/4 on the 8 1/2 ” side
  • Fold back the 1 1/4 and tape down.
  • the DSP on the left is 1 3/4 X 5 1/2
  • The DSP on the right is 1 1/4 X 5 1/2
  • The center strip is 7/8 X 5 1/2
  • The inside white piece is 2 3/4 X 5
  • The acorn white piece is 2 1/8 X 2 1/8 of the layering squares
  • The Lemon Lime Twist scalloped is from layering squares as well.
  • The acorns are colored with the new Stampin’ Blends

 



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You Are Amazing

Happy November everyone!  Time has flown by this year, especially the Fall.  We are close approaching the Holiday Season.  So before we get too crazy with engagements, shopping, etc., I thought it would be a good time to reinforce the Thank You and Appreciate You type of cards. And my sentiment is definitely one that would show our appreciation for a friend, co-worker, or random at of kindness.

The new Stampin’ Blends are available for you to order beginning today.  So I have CASED a card from the Stampin’ Blends Kit that Stampin’ Up! has created.  It is a wonderful way to get the feel of the blends.

 

Stampin' Up! Color Me Happy, Stampin' UP! All Things Thanks,

Color Me Happy, 144069

 

These colors just POP !  I am not very good with the blends yet, but they are beautiful and I know I will have a blast playing with them.

Other than the Night of Navy, I did not really have a color combination I was working with.  I just randomly picked a few pairs of blends (They come with a light and a dark of each color) and started playing.

Tip:  I stamped flowers randomly on a full sheet of Whisper White card stock , colored the flowers, and then cut it into angles and other shapes.  A great way to try the blends and then have a variety of focal points for future cards.

Thank you so much for visiting today!  I very much appreciate it.  If you have any questions about the Stampin’ Blends, or anything else stamping related, please contact me.  I hope you have an AWESOME day !!

My supply list of products I used today are listed at the bottom of the post.

 



 

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A Hug in a Mug

The Hug In A Mug stamp set is sort of a “sleeper” in the Holiday Catalog.  I looked at it but passed it by in all of my flips through the catalog.  That changed when I was given the set as part of the festivities at Brian King and Pam Morris’s World Card Making Day in Atlanta.  After the hot chocolate treat favor we made with the set, I was definitely in love.  So I have made some hot chocolate for you today.

 

Stampin' Up! Hug In A Mug, stampinup, hug in a mug

Hug in a Mug, 144933

 

I apologize for my poor photography.  The foil in this Foil Frenzy DSP is hard to photograph.  It just wants to shine!!  Today’s card is a 4 X 4 card.  I can see making a lot of these for the winter months (or when Mother Nature decides to stay cold here in the south!).

I hope this card will give you incentive to check out this stamp set.  It is on page 42 of the Holiday Catalog.  It is a set that would be perfect year round.

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

Again, the DSP was my color chart.  The Foil Frenzy paper is wonderful.  It is more of a Craft than Crumb Cake but it all works together.  I added the white layer to tie in to the stamped layer.  But it is super quick and easy card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  I appreciate your visiting and hope you have a fun and safe Halloween.

Reminder:  The last day for the DSP sale…………

The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.  By clicking on any item you will be taken directly to my online store.

 


There are three wonderful Stampin’ Up! Specials in October………

  • Designer Series Paper Sale October 1-31, Buy 3 Get 1 FREE! See details HERE.
  • 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 November 10th for the November PP.  It is ok that you missed the October PP.  The November will still work on its own.
  • Merry Patterns Stamp Set is an exclusive Host set available during October.  With a 300.00 order it is FREE and does not deduct from your other Host Rewards. See the Flyer HERE

 


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A Cup of Fall Spice

I have a cute little card that would be perfect for a Just Because type card!  It is the Merry Cafe and Coffee Thinlits.  And even though there is no pumpkin color to the card, it says that it is “pumpkin spice season”.  Actually it is starting to get there here in the south.  Although to me any time is pumpkin spice time!!  I love the stuff.  But as I have said before, I do not drink coffee.  I just get the pumpkin spice in everything else…..

 

Stampin' Up! Merry Cafe, stampinup merry cafe - jackie beers

Merry Cafe, 144965

 

 

This card base is the “Z” Top Fold card that I have done previously.  I had a nice lady ask me for a link and I didn’t really have one.  I just sort of did it  myself.  So I have made another with that fold and will give a little better direction on how I did it.

 

MEASUREMENTS & DIRECTIONS:

  • The card base is cut to 4 1/4 X 11.  It is scored at 2 3/4 & 5 1/2
  • Fold and burnish on the score lines. Fold the 2 3/4 score line under so that the fold is against the 5 1/2 score line.  But Do Not secure it yet
  • The first layers are: 3 3/4 X 5,  3 5/8 X 4 7/8,  3 1/2 X 4 3/4
  • Top layers re 2 5/8 X 3 3/4,  2 1/2 X 3 5/8
  • Adhere the bottom layers with the DSP together and secure to the base card.
  • Adhere the top layers together and lay them on the DSP layer to see where your ribbon will be. (I do not adhere this layer until after I secure the ribbon.
  • Choose your ribbon and cut a strip wider than your card.  Use Fast  Fuse or glue dots to adhere the ends between the folded “Z” top.  Now tape or glue that top section closed , with your ribbon in between it.  (This allows for a clean looking inside flap when the card is opened)
  • Now attach your focal point layer.
  • For added touch to the ribbon, I cut a strip, or 2 in this card’s case, and tie them around the attached ribbon at the top.

 

A NOTE about my ribbon today.  I used the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon for this card.  However it was too thick for the amount of room I had at the top.  So I cut it in half lengthwise.  I then cut two individual strips from the leftover half and used them as the tie.

REMINDER:  The Designer Series Paper Sale is almost over.  I hope you will not let this great offer get away from you.

Thank you for visiting today!!  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.  Also the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

 


There are three wonderful Stampin’ Up! Specials in October………

  • Designer Series Paper Sale October 1-31, Buy 3 Get 1 FREE! See details HERE.
  • 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 November 10th for the November PP.  It is ok that you missed the October PP.  The November will still work on its own.
  • Merry Patterns Stamp Set is an exclusive Host set available during October.  With a 300.00 order it is FREE and does not deduct from your other Host Rewards. See the Flyer HERE

 


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Hug In a Mug

The card I designed for today is my first one with this super cute set from the Holiday Catalog called Hug In A Mug!  Who would not love a Hug In A Mug?  I adore that name.  The set seems to be a little bit of a sleeper set possibly due to the Coffee Cafe in the Annual and then the seasonal coffee in the Holiday Catalogs.  But this one is just really cute.  I hope you will give it a look.

 

Stampin' Up! Hug In A Mug, Jackie Beers, stampinup, hug in a mug, jackiebeers

Hug In A Mug, 144933

 

 

 

This card is a CASE from one of the Make ‘n Takes we did at World Card Making Day.  I loved the mug of steaming cocoa with the sentiment.  I added the hearts to the Pool Party layer to go along with the sentiment also.  Because of the quilt and the sentiment, I believe this card could be used for so many occasions.  A hug and a quilt are just year round love!

I have paired the stamp set with the Quilted Christmas 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper.  This quilt pattern just emphasizes the Hug!  At least that is what I think of when I see a hand quilted quilt.  Also it brings back wonderful memories of my childhood!

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

These are the unlikely trio of colors I used for this card.  I would have never added the Lemon Lime Twist to these other two.  I did pull all three colors from the DSP.  And since it works in the DSP, it must work here.   I thought it would make the sentiment POP.  I hope you agree…..otherwise you are probably thinking I have lost my mind !  LOL…

Remember that today is the last day for the World Card Making Day Sale!!  It is also the last day to sign up for the October Paper Pumpkin….remember that October and November are coordinating this year.  I cannot wait to see what they are!

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you have a great day.  The supplies I used are listed below.  If you click on any item you will be taken directly to my online store.

 


There are four wonderful Stampin’ Up! Specials in October………

  • World Card Making Day Sale October 1-10, 15% off select card making essentials. See details HERE.
  • Designer Series Paper Sale October 1-31, Buy 3 Get 1 FREE! See details HERE.
  • 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.
  • Merry Patterns Stamp Set is an exclusive Host set available during October.  With a 300.00 order it is FREE and does not deduct from your other Host Rewards. See the Flyer HERE

 


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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

 

COLOR COMBINATION:

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!

MEASUREMENTS:

  • 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

 


There are four wonderful Stampin’ Up! Specials in October………

  • World Card Making Day Sale October 1-10, 15% off select card making essentials. See details HERE.
  • Designer Series Paper Sale October 1-31, Buy 3 Get 1 FREE! See details HERE.
  • 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.
  • Merry Patterns Stamp Set is an exclusive Host set available during October.  With a 300.00 order it is FREE and does not deduct from your other Host Rewards. See the Flyer HERE

 


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