A quick fall notecard

I love to use the Notecards & Envelopes for quick little cards.  The Very Vanilla ones are nice for a fall feel.

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This one uses the Flourishing Phrases stamps set, a little bit of the Painted Autumn Designer Series paper.  And to dress it up just a bit a die cut piece from the Flourish Thinlits.  Stamp the envelope to match.

Quick and easy to make a stack – the notecards come in a pack of 20 with envelopes.

Thanks – it’s short and sweet today.

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Christmas Wishes

This weekend is my first Christmas card class of the season.  I’m starting with a class featuring the Watercolor Christmas Project Kit from the Holiday Catalog.  The kit makes some really beautiful cards and I added stamping on my envelopes too.

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Everyone coming to the class will get a start on their cards for the season – we will finish 20 cards in this class.

But today I wanted to show you how fun the coordinating stamp set is.  This is a card I made with the stamp set.

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I used the Watercolor Christmas stamp set along with Tranquil Tide card stock and ink.  I added a piece of the Wood Textures Designer Paper Stack (It’s part of the paper sale going on this month).  The large circle is cut with the Layering Circle Framelits.

The Corrugated Elements embellishment and the little stamped hand cut tree are stapled on.  Yes I still use my retired Stampin’ Up! stapler.  But any stapler will do – this one just uses smaller staples than those normal office sized ones.

It’s a quick and easy card.  With just a few supplies you could make a stack of these and add them to the stack from the project kit and be ready for your holiday card sending in no time.

Thanks for visiting.

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What happens when you cut it?

The Acetate Boxes are on page 13 in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog.  You might have missed them.  They are the perfect size to hold 5 cards and envelopes.  Making them nice for storing a set of cards or better yet – giving a set of handmade cards as a gift!  Who would you give some too?

But what happens when you cut one of those nice boxes in half?  Well you get two small open-ended boxes that you can use for holding little treats or tags or any number of things.

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I used a Guillotine cutter to cut them exactly in half.  The paper trimmer won’t work.  Or you could measure and use some heavy duty scissors being careful to get a straight edge.  In either case I used Designer series paper along my top edge – so if your cut isn’t perfect the paper can hide it.  The paper I used was from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.

To finish decorating my box I stamped a tag from the Merry Little Labels stamp set and punched it out with the Everyday Label Punch.  To the back of it I added two vellum Leaf punches – that’s the new Leaf Punch – and then added that to an Old Olive piece of card stock.  To the back of that I’ve added a piece of Mini Gold Sequin Trim and a piece of the Foil Snowflake – I used a gold one.  Then I put the whole thing on my box with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Finally I tied around a piece of Jute Twine.

Now fill with goodies!

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I found these Honey Caramel Chocolate Peanut clusters at Sam’s Warehouse.  They come in a big bag but are individually wrapped – plus the green foil went nicely with my paper! Actually I bought the candy first and then went through my paper to find what looked good with the candy!

Be sweet!  Thanks for stopping by.

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The Cutest Reindeer

The little reindeer in Seasonal Chums is just the cutest thing.  I just love how he turns out when I watercolor with my Aqua-painter.

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Here I’ve used the exact same layout as my pumpkin card.  Just a new image, different colors and different Designer Series paper.  I stamped the reindeer on Watercolor paper with my Basic Black Archival Ink and then water-colored him.  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Garden Green.

The Designer Series Paper is the Quilted Christmas Paper stack – it’s a 6×6 stack.  The die cut snowflake is part of the Seasonal Tags Framelits dies that match the Seasonal Chums stamp set.  And the circles are from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Like the last card I posted this is one with a short front.  The strip of Designer Series Paper is on the inside.  Here is a photo so you can see what I mean.

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It’s fun because when the card is opened you have the paper still showing.  And easy solution for a card base that has been mis-cut or mis-scored.

Have a great day!

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Seasonal Tags for Cards

I love the new Seasonal Chums stamp set and Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies in the Holiday catalog.  They make quick and easy fold over tags.  Each image has a front and a back and the dies cut out both at the same time.  But the images are perfect for cards too.

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This one uses the Pumpkin for a Halloween card – and there is the little bat in the die set!

So the story behind this card design is this – I was preparing for a card class and cut and scored a stack of card bases.  Only to realize that I had scored them all at 4″ instead of 4-1/4″.  Oops!  I didn’t want to throw out all my nice thick card stock so I set it aside until I figured out what to do.  Later this card design was born.  I trimmed the back side to 4-1/4″ and that left the front side short at 4″.  The solution was to add a strip of Designer Paper on the inside so it peeks out to the front!  I really loved this – it’s also a great way to use up little strips of designer paper.

For this card I used the Painted Harvest Designer Series Paper – it’s part of the October Paper Sale.  The colors of my Stitched Circles came from the paper – Lemon Lime Twist and Peekaboo Peach.  I also water-colored my pumpkins to match using the Tangerine Tango, Garden Green in addition to the Peekaboo Peach and Lemon Lime Twist.

After stamping and water-coloring the pumpkins I cut them with the dies and then cut the front and back apart to add to the card.  There is also some Black Metallic Thread and the little bat.

So don’t worry when you cut or score something wrong – just set it aside for a bit until an idea comes up.  You never know what creations you will get out of the mistakes you make.  Sometimes they are better than what you started with!

Enjoy your day!

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Ribbon of Courage

It’s October and while that brings about thoughts of orange and black and Halloween; I think for many we also thing of pink and breast cancer awareness.  This time last year I was finishing up training for a 2 day 30-mile walk.  On my FB memories a year ago my friend Molly and I had just walked 17 miles!  That was our longest walk up to that day.  Later in October we would complete the full 30 miles – 20 on the first day and another 10 the second day.  It was a wonderful experience and I really wanted to do it again.  But scheduling conflicts moved the 2017 walk out to November and on the same weekend that I’ll be traveling to Salt Lake City for the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event.  So I’m not walking this year.  I do hope to walk again in 2018 – crossing fingers they pick a weekend that doesn’t conflict with anything.

For today I have a pink card for you – I created it for my monthly Card Maker’s Class.  Even if it isn’t a card you need right now it might be something you want to have on hand.  Alternately you could create the card in a different colors.  That’s the great thing about stamps – you can stamp them in any color that you need.

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I used the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and Powder Pink ink and card stock.  The background layer is embossed with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder.  Like I said the other day – it’s my favorite right now.  The Layering Oval Framelits are the oval.  for the white.  There is also a coordinating set of framelits for this set called – Support Ribbon Framelits.  A little bit of Whisper White Baker’s Twine is tied around to finish the card.  I hope you like it.

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World Card Making Day

World Card Making day is coming up this weekend and Stampin’ Up! is having a sale!  October 1 – 10 get 15% off Note Cards and select stamp sets, plus a BONUS DEAL!  Buy Fast Fuse adhesive and get two refills for Free!

 

The Note Cards & Envelopes are on sale – both Whisper White and Very Vanilla.  12 stamp sets are on sale.  Fast Fuse is $10 and you get 2 refills free – that’s a $15 value!

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The stamp sets that are on sale coordinate with the Designer Papers that are part of the Designer Series Paper Sale for October.

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