SU Four Feathers

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 Four Feathers

You made it over the hump- tomorrow is Thursday- one day from Friday!

I wanted to share a card we did at class a few days ago- a perfect example of being inspired by another cardmaker in Bloggerland. I just love turquoise (and had two packs of it!) so I revamped the inspiration card with a different color- turquoise. I also put a black border around the SU Back to Black DSP to frame it and make the DSP and the turquoise really pop. I used the same sentiment but put a pennant border on the right side.


SU Four Feathers with Back to Black DSP Turquoise

  Remember, it is okay to CASE or be inspired by a card,

why else are we looking at Pinterest all the time !?!

Here is Susan Itell’s sweet card in Strawberry Slush:

susan itell four feathers

It is all Stampin’ Up and a THANK YOU card so it is going into the

Stampin’Up Only Challenges # 109 gallery this week!


SU Four Feathers with Thoughts and Prayers

I have classes this week (YEA!) so I wanted to make a few cards with the SU Four Feathers stamp set to show my girls. Feathers just remind me of soft, billowing, easy-going peacefulness. I thought they would pair well with a Thinking of You card.

This CAS card is in line with Team Tara’s colors at ColourMe #44 this round.



SU Four Feathers Sponged slanted

I sponged some Blushing Bride and Lost Lagoon on a masked off portion of my white cardstock then stamped my sentiment in Chocolate Chip ink. My feathers are stamped in Lost Lagoon and Blushing Bride to coordinate with the soft sponged background. I simply added a bow of brown and white baker’s twine to finish it off. Looking at this post- I think some scattered little pearls would look sweet…maybe I will add some later. But then again, it is completely safe for mailing this way…

I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead of you:)

SU Four Feathers

Wow! Heidi’s challenge at the Friday Mashup #183 is really, really cool.

If you have not tried it yet, this is the challenge for you!

It is called the Iron Off Emboss Technique. You heat emboss an image with white or clear powder, then sponge over the image. After this, use a medium heat iron and a piece of paper over the image to remove the embossed material leaving the image intact that was embossed. I was so impressed with it.


Here’s your Mashup Challenge:
Create a project with “Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist & Baked Brown Sugar”
Create a project with the “Iron-Off Embossing Technique.”
Link to technique HERE.
Mash it Up! and create a “Project using the colors above & the Iron-Off Embossing Technique.”

SU Four Feathers Iron Off Emboss

I was so excited to try the technique that I forgot to see what the “mash up” was with it. I picked my colors and went to town designing my card around the technique. THEN, I remembered to check the mashup. I was pleasantly surprised to see I chose colors similar to Heidi’s colors this week, we will just pretend my Baked Brown Sugar got burned and turned into Early Espresso…

When you first see this card, you might think  the background feathers are heat embossed with white embossing powder but no…that is the white panel peeking though after the embossing was removed with the paper and a medium heat iron. It was super clean and so smooth to the touch that I thought I could stamp the sentiment right over it with a solid look. However, there must be some “tooth” created from the sponged paper or some residue left that kept the sentiment image from being solid. I was not too upset since if it was actually still heat embossed, I don’t think the sentiment would have turned out as well as it did? I was pressed for time or I would have done it again. I was just so impressed how neat the embossing came off, nothing was going to get me frazzled….lol.

Check out what the Design Team has done with this challenge.

I hope you try it and upload your card to the gallery.

We would LOVE to have you play along!

SU Geometrical with a Sneak Peek at SU Four Feathers

I mistakenly thought the SU Geometrical stamp set was retired until I saw the post at Stampin’ Up Only Challenges #103– Make it Geometrical. When I went to grab for it (for the first time) I noticed that it was not marked with a little circle on the case indicating to me a retired set. Yipee!- I figured if the stamp set was called “Geometrical” I should get some ink on it for the SUO #103 Challenge.

I saw the STRIKING colors Tangelo Twist and Tempting Turquoise at ColourMe #33 this week and went to work.

SU Geometrical with Four Feathers SUO

I stamped a bunch of triangles in the two ColourMe colors and punched them out with the Triangle Punch. I then laid them out on a piece of scotch tape and mounted them on Basic Black card stock. My intention was to grunge it up but I was just smitten with all the white space and left it clean. I wanted to add some little something to embellish it, and thought the patterns would go well with my new SU Four Feathers coming soon in the NEW Holiday Catalog! And again, so easy to cut with the coordinating framelits.

All my black SU buttons were either too big or looked goofy so I used a SU Vintage Faceted Button to ground my feathers. At first, I tied SU White baker’s twine in the button but it just faded in so I dyed my white baker’s twine with some of my Memento Tuxedo Black ink refiller. The black twine stood out, however, I noticed in the photo that the vintage button reflected some of the Tangelo Twist ink and looks a bit yellowed. In person, it looks so clean and clear complementing the white space nicely.  A few black candy dots finished off the card.

I am trying to remember to decorate the inside of my cards even if it is just a wee bit. I did some quick masking and had a little color inside:

SU Geometrical with Four Feathers SUO inside


Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Geometrical, SU Four Feathers
INK: SU Tangelo Twist, SU Tempting Turquoise
PAPER: SU Basic Black, SU Whisper White, SU Tangelo Twist
ACCESSORIES: SU Vintage Faceted Button, SU White Baker’s Twine (dyed black), SU Black Candy Dots
TOOLS: SU Triangle Punch, SU Feathers Framelits

P.S. I must say until I made this card, I was not a fan of the font but now, I know it just fits!

8/19/14 Thanks for the pick this week, Claire!

CMCC Honorable mention

8/25/14 Thanks for the pick this week, Stampin’ Up Only Challenges!