SU Fall Card

SU Seasonal Lantern

September 22, 2017

I was intrigued with the SU Seasonal Lantern when I first saw it in the Holiday Catalog. I just got it and had so much fun putting together a fall themed card great for Thanksgiving time that will be here before we know it!

I am sharing it with the crew over at The Paper Players for

LeAnne’s Harvest Theme Challenge # 362.

 

I used the gorgeous Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper to create a cool fall feeling to the card but the splash of Lemon Lime Twist really brightens up the card. I love to design a card around the colors palette in the paper- makes designing so much easier. I played around with adding in some copper and gold foil but in the end, I went with just cardstock. I cut the Very Vanilla embossed panel to be 3″ x 5-1/2″ with a border of Early Espresso that is 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. I think the embossed panel is a great background for the lantern to sit upon, don’t you?

I can’t wait to make some Christmas lanterns…

 

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SU Painted Harvest

 

September 15, 2017

I think this may be the hottest item in the new catalog!

~The Painted Harvest Bundle~

My stamping girls certainly loved it at class last week!

A few gals actually said the DSP was missing in their kits. then I showed them how they were going to make it! However, there is an absolutely beautiful sunflower patterned paper in the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper🙂

Have you seen all the combinations of colors- yellows, purples, blues-that people have been using on Pinterest?  We used this color combination at our Demo meeting- Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Early Espresso for the flowers and  Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green for the leaves. To add a little more detail, my friend Linda Heller had us slide a Soft Sky ink spot over the Very Vanilla cardstock before we stamped.

It was super easy to create this fun fold card- just cut off 1-1/4″ of the Early Espresso card base and then…use it for the banner! No waste- ask my girls, I always show them how to get the most out of their cardstock! I used the coordinating leaf punch that comes in the bundle to punch out the leaves for the banner. The 1/4″ Copper Trim finished the banner off wonderfully! Oh, and we jazzed it up with some Wink of Stella on the flower centers.

Here’s a story of  how God is in the details- I was going to a Girlfriend’s Luncheon last Sunday that my most precious friend Donna has every year. I wanted to give her something to let her know she is appreciated far more than any thing or any words can express. I happened to be out and picked up this sweet watering can of greens and flowers as an example of how she is just “pure sunshine” to anyone who meets her. When I got home, I decided I was going to make her a card with the Painted Harvest stamp set. Little did I realize that this one matched perfectly in color, style, and occasion! I mean, so perfect that I should take some cards down to that shop to go with the gift!!!

 

A little tip using this two step stamping stamp set- I found it easier to stamp the dark flower first than the lighter one even though the lighter one is bigger. I also stamped the veined darker green leaf first, too. It was much easier to see the dark ink and stamp the light ink on top of it. I have heard people suggest stamping the middle of the flower first but did not want to risk not having room for the petals and leaves later.

I also masked off  a bit of the leaf stem by rubbing ink off with my finger so the leaves appear to be coming out from under the sunflower- your choice it looks great either way:)

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SU Merry Cafe with Season to Sparkle

September 10, 2017

It’s great when Stampin’ Up releases a stamp set that coordinates with a previously released stamp set or framelits.

I was jumping for joy when they designed the SU Merry Cafe (new to the Holiday Catalog)

to pair up with the SU Coffee Cafe Bundle in the Annual Catalog!

Of course, I used the super versatile Layering Seasons Framelits and the gorgeous new Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper to create this fall themed card…or should I say…gift card holder!

It is quite easy to make a quick gift card holder. I just folded back a 1-1/4″ scored section from the front of the card. That folded section created a space to show off  the  1″ of pumpkin DSP!

I gave my stamping gals the choice of an autumn card or a Halloween card by simply changing the embossing on the front and adding a raven and spider from the SU Season to Sparkle stamp set. It’s another one of those new bundles that have seasonal stamps in it.

Is that sentiment just the best ever? Scream and Sugar!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was so happy to present these cards to my girls at class last week-  they loved the DSP, the Merry Cafe, the Pinewood Embossing Folder, and the spider and raven from the Season to Sparkle! Not to mention we used the Seasonal Layers Thinlits yet again showing how versatile they are in the stamping tool box:)

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*SU does not have a current spider web EF so I used another one I had on hand.

SU Acorny Thanks for CPC Creating Pretty Cards Challenge #64

October 2, 2016

I love playing around with gold accents like

the SU Gold Foil Paper and the 1/4″ Natural Trim Ribbon…

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I created this card using the SU Acorny Thanks and Vintage Leaves stamp sets for the

Creating Pretty Cards Challenge #64  this month over at

Craft Project Central using the sketch provided by Monika Davis:

You can play along too with the Creating Pretty Cards Monthly Card Challenge over at Craft Project Central starting today, October 2 up until October 31.

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For every ten cards submitted, we’ll pick one winner of a free month subscription here on Craft Project Central! The winner(s) will get to select the month of their choice! So if we have 15 submissions this month we’ll randomly pick one winner from all submissions*. If we have 40 submissions we’ll randomly pick four winners from all submissions*, and so on! We really want to give away some free subscriptions, so please do join our challenge!!
We would love to see what you come up with this month!

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SU Acorny Thanks in a Baker’s Box

November 6, 2015

When my friend, Claire, chose a Thankful Theme for The Paper Players Challenge #269, I knew some great people I am thankful for everyday.

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Since stamping is my obsession, it is always on my mind…therefore all the wonderful ladies I stamp with at classes are on my mind every day. I am so grateful for the friendships I have been blessed with since I started sharing my hobby with others. It is just amazing how we all have such a great time with each other- different personalities and different lives but all women enjoying each other’s company as we get creative each month together. I love all of them, dearly. Here was a little token of my thanks to all the girls who take time out of their lives to make me smile at class:

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I used the SU Acorny Thanks stamp set and coordinating punch along with my 2 inch circle and 2 3/8″ scallop circle punch to decorate my SU Baker’s Box made with the easy to cut out die! I went with a neutral base of Crumb Cake and accented it with Mossy Meadow- my favorite green right now.  I added a little Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum to coordinate with the Gold Glimmer paper on the acorn. How awesome that the sentiment fits inside the Itty Bitty Banners Framelits!

TIP: Don’t put together your box without the handle openings cut out! Oh yeah, I thought I could just do some simple hole punches to rectify my error but I just could not get them straight…maybe after cutting and putting together 60 boxes my mind and hands were not working….lol.  So I pulled out some gold binding clips I had. Well, I had three…so Amazon helped me out and I ended up with pretty coordinated gold clips!

What’s inside? Washi tape fit perfectly!

SU Acorny Thanks Baker's Box with Washi Tape

Gotta run to set up my next class and give out the favors!

PS…thankful for all you followers, too!

11/7/15- Thank you, Jodi, for picking my favor as a Cut Above at the Paper Players this week!

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