Friday, September 25, 2015

Fall Series - Card #3 - Wreath of Leaves

This card was fun to make, a little time consuming, but definitely not hard. I made a cardstock ring as a base to glue my leaves onto (pictures below) and then just started layering them on until I had the wreath full. I used the “Small Stitched Leaves” from Lawn Fawn (love these dies! - link below) using various scraps of fall colored cardstock. If you form the wreath using the ring as a backing, you then have a separate wreath you can add to the card and pop it up using dimensionals, which gives it a more 3-D effect. The bow is tied with a double strand of linen thread.

I used the new “Into the Woods” DSP from Stampin’ Up, sponged it with Mossy Meadow ink, and then layered it onto Old Olive and Mossy Meadow cardstock for a finished 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch card. Layers were each cut ¼ inch smaller – Old Olive at 4 x 5-1/4 and DSP 3-3/4 x 5. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, punched with the Word Window Punch, sponged with Pumpkin Pie ink, and then layered on a Small Oval Punch and then onto a Scalloped Oval Punch in the same Old Olive and Mossy Meadow colors. I really like these two colors together! Supply list follows along with pictures of how to make the ring base for the wreath.

Pictures of how to punch ring base for wreath:
Punch a 2 inch circle

Around that hole punch again with the 2-1/2 inch circle punch

You are left with a ring for the base of the wreath. 

Supply List:

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

The "Small Stitched Leaves" dies are from Lawn Fawn.

I hope you enjoy making this card for fall! I have a lot of birthdays this fall, so this may turn into a birthday card instead of a Thanksgiving card, but either way I think it will work! Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Holiday Catalog - Handmade for the Holidays

If you haven't received a copy of the Holiday Catalog and would like a PDF, here is a link to download one from my Stampin' Up store! If you have any questions about anything, please just let me know! Enjoy browsing! Download PDF of Holiday Catalog here.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Fall Series - Card #2 - Non-traditional Fall Colors

I was looking through a fall issue of a home magazine the other day and they featured a turquoise painted pumpkin. I absolutely loved it so had to recreate it in card form! Here is my version. I used Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Basic Black and Very Vanilla Cardstock from Stampin’ Up, along with the same colors of inks. I added some die cut  leaves from Lawn Fawn and a greeting from Endless Thanks (Stampin’ Up). Card is embossed with a leaf pattern folder by the Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby). Who says fall cards have to be “traditional” fall colors!
Supply List:
Bermuda Bay Cardstock – Stampin’ Up
Calypso Coral Cardstock – Stampin’ Up
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink
Bermuda Bay marker
Calypso Coral marker
Oval punches – scallop oval and large oval
Paper Studio embossing folder
Pumpkins stamped using Fall Whimsy (2006) – one of my favorite stamp sets!
Leaves cut using Lawn Fawn “Small Stitched Leaves” dies

Friday, September 11, 2015

Fall Series - Card #1 - Pumpkin

Today I'm starting my Fall Series of cards. Fall is absolutely my favorite time of year so I couldn't wait to get started on some fall cards! Here is the first card in the series. This isn't a new concept, but if you haven't seen it done before, here are a few photos and instructions:

Start with a 5 x 10 inch piece of cardstock and fold in half to leave a 5 x 5 inch card. Burnish the crease well with a bone folder. Place a 4-1/2 inch size round die on top of the card, leaving the top part exposed as in the photo. Run it through your Big Shot or Cuttlebug. You will be left with a round card that opens from the top. Next I ran the part of the card that will be the front through the Cuttlebug or Big Shot using any leaf or fall themed embossing folder. (Mine was a Sissix but I have had it for awhile and don't know the name.) Cut an approximate 1/4 inch slit in the top fold of the card large enough to insert a piece of burlap or other ribbon through the slot to form the stem of the pumpkin and glue down.
On the inside of card I added two smaller circles in a lighter colored cardstock. The one on the bottom is for your greeting, and I found that adding one to the top helps stabilize the card so it will stand properly for display purposes.

On the front of the card, I just added some punched out and inked leaves and a small acorn cut from my Cricut (Create a Critter, p.32). (Leaf punch is a Recollections punch from Michael's). Add a button and linen thread to the bottom of the stem and stamp and attach a greeting of your choice! Hope you give it a try! Thanks for stopping by again this week!

Additional Notes: I also have been using some Lawn Fawn dies called "Small Stitched Leaves" that is a great set and has a small leaf very similar to the one I used on this card. I will be featuring these leaves on my next two cards in the series. Click here for website. Also, Stampin' Up has a very cute acorn punch in the new Holiday Catalog. I cut the acorn on my Cricut at 2 inches and the top at 1-1/4 inches and ended up with about a 1-1/2 inch acorn.

UPDATE: The embossing folder I used is called "Christmas Elegance" by Rachael Bright (Sissix). Here is the link at Amazon. It comes in a 2-pack. I have used the other folder on pumpkins too. They are definitely not just Christmas folders!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Coffee Cup Card

Coffee Cup Card Using "Thanks a Latte"
I LOVE my morning coffee and I love coffee decor for my kitchen. It only seemed natural then that I make a coffee themed card! I used the coffee/teacup stamp from the July "Thanks a Latte" Paper Pumpkin Kit. The card measures 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 in Early Espresso from Stampin' Up. It is layered with white and then a layer of Early Espresso DSP. The cup is stamped in Early Espresso. I colored in the handle and then stamped another cup on the designer paper (not Stampin' Up, just a scrap I had), and I cut it out and then pieced the cup portion on top of the stamped image. I added some small brown flowers and tiny rhinestones.

The center piece is layered in Early Espresso, white and then a turquoise blue DSP (Colorbok Photo Mats stack purchased from Walmart). I rounded the corners with a corner punch and then wrapped the entire piece with linen thread before adhering to the card base. I also added a larger punched flower and rhinestone to the left side. The birthday greeting is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and is layered using the Word Window Punch and the retired Modern Label Punch. Now, go have a cup of coffee!! I am!