SU Gorgeous Grunge Autumn Tree

This is such a Clean and Simple card, huh? That is what I thought when I set out to make it.  One of my stamping gals mentioned at class tonight if I intentionally had a bottle of wine in the rack in the dining room that mimicked the SU Gorgeous Grunge we were using…the label had the splotches with the straight lines behind them. Oh, I wish I had thought of that…nonetheless, it did inspire me right that very moment but I had to wait to act on that lightbulb going off in my head.


So after, three classes of intricate stamping and cutting with my wonderful friends, I cleaned up the stations  with all intentions of going straight to bed. But, no…I  just had to  whip up that simple little card with a tree trunk and some splotches of leaves for Sandy’s challenge at The Paper Players # 161– Create a Fall-themed Card.  You know, Clean and Simple to help me to wind down from my stamping classes that afternoon and evening. Well, an hour and a half later, I finally took a photo after stamping multiple cards that ended up with a little mess up on each one like a fingerprint or a halo. Anyway, here is my card inspired by the wine label:

SU! Gorgeous Grunge Autumn Tree

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Gorgeous Grunge, SU Take Care,  SU Truly Grateful, SU Paper Pumpkin # 1
INK: SU Tangerine Tango, SU Crushed Curry, SU Soft Suede, SU Old Olive
PAPER: SU Tangerine Tango, SU Chocolate Chip, SU Old Olive


SU Truly Grateful

Here’s a sneak peek at a new  Stampin’ Up stamp set Truly Grateful available for order August 1st in the Holiday Mini-catalog! My pal Wendy won it on Prize Patrol at convention and graciously let me play with it until mine came! I really like it- simple and rustic to use for the Thanksgiving holiday and  the thank you cards to send thereafter! I flipped Amy’s sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #96 to create a tag on my card front:

SU Truly Grateful

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Truly Grateful
INK: SU Baked Brown Sugar
PAPER: SU Baked Brown Sugar, SU Cajun Craze, SU Naturals Ivory
ACCESSORIES: SU Naturals Buttons and Trim Ribbon
FMS Final 96-001

SU Wonderfall Triple Time Stamping

This week’s challenge at The Friday Mashup # 115 is to use the Triple Time Stamping technique.   Last fall, my stamping gals made a card similar to this with a lot of different colors and images. I think the technique is really  cool but  can get too busy very easily so I decided to keep it CAS. I did not mash it up with their colors but did use the Dynamic Duos # 58 colors which just kept telling me….FALL which made me think of THANKSGIVING. Though, I would like summer to just slow down a bit…

SU Wonderfall Oranges

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Wonderfall, SU All Year Cheer II (retired)
INK: SU Tangerine Tango, SU Cajun Craze, SU Chocolate Chip
PAPER: SU Chocolate Chip, SU Very Vanilla
ACCESSORIES: SU Tangerine Tango and SU Cajun Craze Designer Buttons, random Tangerine Baker’s Twine


Triple Time Stamping Instructions using SU Wonderfall
The dimensions for the Cardstock are as follows:
  Very Vanilla to Chocolate Chip 
     2″ x 3 ¼ ” to  2 1/4 ” x 3 ½ ”
    3″ x 4 ¼ ” to  3 1/4” x 4 ½ ”
                             4″ x 5 ¼ ” to  5 1/2” x 8 ½ ” (folded card)
1. Place a small dab of SU Two-way glue in the center of each Very Vanilla (VV) cardstock (CS) and let dry so it becomes tacky. You can also use repositionable tape, just remember you will be taking each piece apart in the end.
2. Using the tackiness or repositionable tape, center the smallest VV CS on the medium sized VV CS. Then center the medium-sized one onto the largest VV CS.
3. Looking at the sample: Stamp Happy Thanksgiving on lower right hand corner of center smallest VV CS. *tip: use Stamp-a-ma-jig to center.
4. Firmly stamp the leaves in Cajun Craze and Tangerine Tango inks over all three VV CS pieces that are tacked together. You will notice a break in the image around where the papers end but this will be covered up once you mount it on the Chocolate Chip base that goes between each VV stamped piece.
5. Carefully separate the three VV CS pieces and mount the largest one on the Chocolate Chip card base.
6. Place the medium sized VV CS onto its corresponding Chocolate Chip border and mount to the card base with the stamped leaves matching up.
7. Mount the smallest VV CS stamped image onto the Chocolate Chip CS and add the embellishment of two buttons and baker’s twine.
8. Mount the smallest bordered image with the embellishments onto the medium-sized bordered image.

Gobble, Gobble day is upon us…

These cute little treats were made for a friend to give to her co-workers for Thanksgiving. I made a little box , filled it with miniature candy bars,  and covered  them with a vellum sheet that revealed just enough of the treats inside the box.  Although they are 3-D, I thought they were just the ticket for CASology’s Gobble Cue Word # 20– no buttons, no ribbons, just a CAS turkey popping off the box! Hope you enjoy!


Card Recipe:
STAMPS: PTI Gobble, Gobble with dies
INK: SU Chocolate Chip, SU More Mustard, SU Kaliedacolor Autumn Leaves (SU retired)
TOOLS: SU Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, SU Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Nestabilities Labels One dies