SU Fall Card

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…


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.


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.


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:

SU Acorny Thanks Baker's Box single

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!

Cut Above Badge

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SU Sheltering Tree Fall Easel Card

September 21, 2015

Good Monday to you all!

I saw that Laurie’s challenge over at The Paper Players #263 calls for a FALL card.


Well, I just happened to have one up my sleeve since I used the SU Sheltering Tree to create an easel card to show one of my friends how to make one!

SU Sheltering Tree Fall Easel Bordered

Here it is closed:
SU Sheltering Tree Easel Front closed

To achieve the colorful leaves, I inked up my tree foliage with Daffodil Delight ink and then added Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive ink with finger sponge daubers in different places. I also did that with the little “flowers” that are included in the set so that I had some fallen leaves on the ground.

SU Sheltering Tree showing easel

For this easel card, I took a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock and scored it at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2.  I then folded it at 5 1/2″ like I would for a standard card. Then I just folded up the 2 3/4″ part to create the easel. I cut another 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Chocolate Chip panel that I adhered to the 2 3/4″ part of the easel after I had stamped the tree on a 3 3/4″ x 5″ Very Vanilla panel bordered by a 4″ x 5 1/4″ Pumpkin Pie panel. *TIP- when adhering the stamped tree panel, put your adhesive on the 2 3/4″ part of the easel not the panel so you won’t have any adhesive showing.

After stamping my bottom (inside) panel with the same measurements as the other panel, I placed my button with a sturdy glue dot so that the easel could sit up against it. You can place your easel mechanism anywhere you want, on this particular card, I left ample space for writing.

SU Sheltering Tree bottom part

I have not decided yet what kind of card this will be or where I will put the sentiment so I left it blank for now. I do that often, how about you?

SU Sheltering Tree Fall sentiments

 Hope your week starts off wonderfully friends,

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