SU Lighthearted Leaves

August 17, 2015

Just a super quick card with another sneak peek of a new SU stamp set called Lighthearted Leaves coming out in the Holiday Catalog on September 1st. Garden Green, Crushed Curry, and Cajun Craze worked together nicely to celebrate the colors of the autumn season.

SU Lighthearted Leaves DL MTG

This new set pairs with the Leaf Framelits Stampin’ Up has bundled
with the SU Vintage Leaves in the Annual Catalog.

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The  SU Vintage Leaves stamp set (above) found in the Annual catalog stamps a natural realistic image of leaves while this new SU Lighthearted Leaves set (below)  is whimsical and folksy.


It has a lovely Thanksgiving sentiment, a verse by Emily Bronte,
So Grateful for You, and the word BELIEVE.

SU Lighthearted Leaves Inside

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SU Mingle All the Way Thanksgiving Favor with SU Four Feathers

Every month (actually, every day)  I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the girls who attend my classes. I am truly blessed that they have taken time out of their busy lives to craft with me as their friend and demonstrator. As a little show of my appreciation, every month I make a favor for my girls. For November classes, I made these Thanksgiving favors for them, and I am sharing them with the fabulous team over at The Paper Players #222 this week.


SU Mingle all the Way  Close up Thanksgiving favor

oops…I see a stray ink spot on this one…a little extra love:)

I used the envelope punch board “Gift Card” measurements using a 5″ square piece of DSP and stuffed them with a small candy bar.  I used up a bunch of “leftover” white cardstock from another project to create the belly band, too. The girls would be proud!

SU Mingle all the Way Close up Favor

I stamped the cute sentiment from the SU Mingle All The Way stamp set with an old but still juicy Autumn Leaves Kaliedacolor inkpad. I added Cajun Craze inked feathers from the SU Four Feathers stamp set that were a breeze to cut out with the coordinating framelits! A simple twine bow applied with a glue dot finished off the favor.

These were really simple to make- and I was glad to since I made 44 of them! You still have time to make them for your friends and family at your Thanksgiving festivities!

Here are three stragglers left behind…who knows who will get one- maybe Mr. Brown (Bob) when he drops off my SU order today!

SU Mingle All the Way Thanksgiving Favors

 Enjoy some stamping today, friends!

SU Wondrous Wreath with Holiday Invitation

Stampin’ Up Only Challenges # 106 has AUTUMN COLORS on the table this round.


I got out my SU Wondrous Wreath stamp set with its handy coordinating framelits to make this fall card with some bright and earthy colors (Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Garden Green) that remind me of autumn. I used the Project Life Framelits to cut out the sentiment from the SU Holiday Invitation stamp set and border it with Cajun Craze card stock. Of course, I could not resist using the SU Hardwood as a background…love it!


SU Wondrous Wreath Side View with Holiday Invitation

SU Wondrous Wreath with Holiday Invitation

Have you seen the Stampin’ Up video that gives you some tips when using this set? Well, here it is… I did try cutting out the center first and found that there was a slight impression left that my ink did not agree with…Let me know what you think after trying it both ways.

SU Truly Grateful with SU Gently Falling

It’s Friday already? This week flew by…I had a blast with some great gals last night playing around with the Perfect Blend stamp set. As I was getting things together for class  earlier in the afternoon with my back out of sorts, I almost forgot I had a card to do for the Friday Mashup #170! I got to work and finished in record time, and was even happy with my card:)



Here’s your Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project using the “Sketch.”
  • Create a project using the “Delft Tile Technique.” Tutorial here
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project using the “Sketch & Delft Tile Technique.”


I watched the video but went a little out of the box and did a Faux Tile card. I promise I will do a Delft Tile in the future. The Faux Tile essentially is the same thing but with a clear embossed layer over it making it look like ceramic tile. I simply scored my paper, stamped my images, covered it in Versamark, and heat embossed it with Clear embossing powder after I sponged it a bit on the edges and middle. I also clear embossed the acorn and the sentiment. I made a similar card with my class last year so I was familiar with the Faux Tile technique which made my card come together quickly.

Check out the second photo to see the ceramic look.

SU Gently Falling with SU Truly Grateful

SU Gently Falling with SU Truly Grateful Close-Up

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Gently Falling (retired), SU Truly Grateful
INK: SU Pumpkin Pie, SU Wild Wasabi, SU Crushed Curry, SU Chocolate Chip
PAPER: SU Pumpkin Pie, SU Chocolate Chip, SU very Vanilla
ACCESSORIES: random brown silk ribbon
TOOLS: SU 1 3/8″ and 1 1/2″ Circle Punches

P.S. I can’t wait to try the Delft Tile technique but was short on time so I did the Faux Tile instead. At least it was close, huh? Check out the fabulous examples the Design Team have on display for you at The Friday Mashup # 170!

SU Autumn Accents Bigz for the Friday MashUp

Liliana at the Friday MashUp # 132 has a challenge for us this week to use the color orange and  leaves/trees in our card/project. Make sure you go over and see what the Design Team has created. We would love to see you play along this week…if you have never done so before- you will get hooked!


At my stamp classes each month, I prepare a 3-D project along with two cards for my gals. We jumped into fall the first week of October by creating this Autumn candle with the SU Autumn Accents Bigz Die and the SU Sweater Weather DSP in the Holiday Catalog.  We pulled out all the colors in the DSP with the band going around the candle and the color of the leaves. We created texture with the SU Lattice EF, the twine, and the button. I used some pretty brown glimmery paper from a nearby craft store because it coordinated with the Chocolate Chip in the DSP. We placed a pumpkin scented candle inside to finish the  autumn project.

SU Autumn Accents Bigz Candle

It is a bit difficult to photograph a 3-D project but I think you can see that the twine goes around the band that is made of Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, and the Sweater Weather DSP.

Project Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Woodgrain Background Stamp
INK: SU Tangerine Tango, SU Chocolate Chip (lightly sponged on maple leaf)
PAPER: SU Tangerine Tango, SU Crushed Curry, SU Sahara Sand, SU Chocolate Chip, SU Sweater Weather DSP, Random Brown Glimmery Paper
ACCESSORIES: SU Cajun Craze Button (reitred), Random Twine
TOOLS: SU Autumn Accents Die, SU Lattice EF