Hello friends and happy Friday! TGIF and YAY for the long weekend! We have zero plans on our calendar for the next three days and I couldn't be more happy about that. I'm hoping there will be equal parts crafting and equal parts relaxing with my fur fam. I hope you will enjoy today's cards and I wish you all a fabulous end-of-summer weekend yourself!
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Soft Suede cardstock. I cut a sheet of Pumpkin Pie cardstock measuring 5 1/2" x 4" and used a scalloped die border to edge both sides. I cut a sheet of patterned paper (I think it's from Echo Park) and adhered it directly over the scalloped Pumpkin Pie cardstock. Using the Gina Marie Designs Stitched Nesting Circles, I die cut a circle from Soft Suede cardstock and stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink. I heat embossed the sentiment in white embossing powder. I stamped the fox in Cajun Craze ink and die cut it using the Thankful Friends coordinating dies. I stamped the scarf in Crushed Curry ink and fussy cut the scarf before adhering it to the fox. I added a strip of gold glimmer paper and a strip of burlap ribbon underneath the fox before adhering the fox to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added height.
Here is the Thankful Friends stamp set from Spellbinders/FSJ that I used to create these cards:
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Soft Suede cardstock. The first 5 1/4" x 4" matted layer is a sheet of fall patterned paper that, I think, is from Echo Park. Sorry, I can't remember the company entirely! Using the Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangles, I die cut a piece of Soft Suede cardstock. I cut a piece of Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock measuring 3" x 2" inches and stamped the sentiment in Cajun Craze ink. I mounted the sentiment onto the scalloped Soft Suede background and adhere both to the center of the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. On a separate sheet of white cardstock, I stamped the squirrel in Cajun Craze ink and the scarf and coffee cup in Crushed Curry ink. I die cut the squirrel using the coordinating Thankful Friends dies, but I fussy cut the scarf and coffee cup. I adhered the squirrel to the card with 3M foam adhesive for even more dimension.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today! Have a wonderful (and hopefully long) holiday weekend!
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Hi friends! Today's card features a stamp set called "Martha's Pumpkins" from Spellbinders/FSJ, but my first question is who is Martha!? And, why did she have pumpkins named after her? Shouldn't it be like "Peter's Pumpkins" or "Perfect Pumpkins?" Maybe even, "Plump Pumpkins?" Martha is just throwing me way off! I feel like there is a story behind the naming of this stamp set and inquiring minds (a.k.a., me) want to know! But, anyway, it took me about three attempts for me to settle on a card I liked using this set. I knew that I wanted pumpkins in all different colors and not just orange. So, I stamped each of the five pumpkins included in the stamp set multiple times in all rich, earthy colors and played around with their placement and layout. Nothing seemed to be catching my eye until I finally settled on using the same pumpkin, just in different colors. I feel like I achieved balance and symmetry with the final result and I was able to still feature a variety of color.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. The first matted layer is a sheet of yellow plaid cardstock from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid paper pack. Using the Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangles, I cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock. I placed a 4" x 3" sheet of white cardstock paper directly onto the Crumb Cake cardstock. On a separate sheet of Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock, I stamped the smallest pumpkin in Soft Suede ink, Pool Party ink, Crushed Curry ink, Rich Razzleberry ink, Old Olive ink and Cajun Craze ink. I die cut each of the small pumpkins using the coordinating dies and adhered them to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added height. On a thin strip of white cardstock, I stamped the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry ink, notched both ends and adhered to the center of the card.
Here is the Martha's Pumpkin stamp set from Spellbinders/FSJ that I used to create this card:
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Hello crafty people! Perhaps you will recognize the scarecrow on today's card as being very similar to the one seen on yesterday's farmers market card and you would be correct, they are one and the same! Good eye! I had this Lawn Fawn "Happy Harvest" stamp set out on my desk over the weekend and while I was coloring the images I thought I would make a few extra cards using this set. It just might be my current favorite fall stamp set, even though it's one of Lawn Fawn's older sets. It's still a classic. And remember, if you wait long enough, everything comes back around! Eventually. : )
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. For the first matted 5 1/4" x 4" layer, I used the darkest brown sheet of paper from the Lawn Fawn Knock on Wood paper pack. Using the Gina Marie Designs Stitched Half Circles dies, I cut a sheet of yellow paper from the Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Scallops paper pack. I stamped all of the images in Tuxedo Memento Black ink on the Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I colored in all of the images using my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink Markers. I added highlights to many of the colored images with a Uniball Sigma White Gel Pen. I adhered the images to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added height. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso ink on white cardstock and notched both ends before adhering it to the bottom of the card.
I hope you have enjoyed today's card! Thanks for visiting and happy creating!
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Hi readers and happy Friday! I hope you have fun things planned for the weekend ahead! I have lots of work to do in my craft room from preparing for next week's gel cards class to ALL the samples I need to create to share here on the blog over the coming weeks. Right now I have a whopping zero cards "in the works!"
So, there's always something crafty that needs to be done!
Today I have created a fun fall card by spelling out the word "F-A-L-L" with my (retired) Large Letter Framelit dies by Stampin' UP! I used lots of fall colors in both polka dot and plaid patterns, and added a couple of cute mice - one playing in the leaves and one carrying a pumpkin to convey that fall feeling.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. The first 5 1/4" x 4" matted layer is a yellow polka dot piece of paper from Echo Park. Using the Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangle Dies, I cut a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock and lined it with a sheet of white cardstock (also cut with the Gina Marie Designs Stitched Nesting Rectangle dies). Using the (retired) Large Letter Framelit Dies from Stampin' UP! I die cut the letters "F-A-L-L" from another piece of plaid paper from the Celebrate Autumn paper pack by Echo Park. I adhered the letters to the white cardstock using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. I stamped the mouse images in Memento Tuxedo black ink on white cardstock and colored them using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink markers. I added small details to the images using a Uniball White Gel Pen. I die cut the images and adhered them to the card. Lastly, I added a coat of Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the pumpkins and leaves to give them a glossy coating.
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Hello friends and happy Thursday! I hope you are having a good week so far. Today I'm sharing the first of my fall floral cards using this beautiful Altenew Sunflower Daisy stamp set. If you're a regular follower of mine then you will know that I love the Altenew color-layering floral stamp sets! But, one of my botany knowledgeable readers might have to explain to me, is this actually a sunflower or a daisy? Is it both? I'm slightly confused by the name of this stamp set! Either way, the end result of this color layering stamp is simply gorgeous no matter what colors you use.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. From Rich Razzleberry cardstock, I die cut the frame using the Altenew Watercolor Stripes cover die. Next I stamped each of the sunflower daisies in Sahara Sand ink, Daffodil Delight ink, Rich Razzleberry ink and Blackberry Bliss ink. I die cut each flower using the coordinating dies. I stamped each leaf in Sahara Sand ink and Rich Razzleberry ink. I die cut the leaves and began to assemble the flowers onto the card using 3M foam adhesive. I stamped the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry ink on white cardstock and notched both ends before adhering it to the card. Lastly, I put a coat of Clear Wink of Stella on the flowers for added sparkle.
Today's cards were created using the Altenew Sunflower Daisy stamp set and coordinating dies:
I hope you have enjoyed today's first fall floral cards!
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
Hello friends and happy Monday! Welcome back from the weekend and cheers to a new cardmaking season! Last Friday, I announced the "end of my summer cards" and today we are kicking off all things fall. Fall truly is my favorite time of the year because of all the gorgeous colors and yes, all things pumpkin spice!
I'm excited to begin using lots of golden hues, burnt oranges and rich earthy browns in my color palette.
I'm also itching to start playing with my Halloween products too!
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I cut a piece of Lawn Fawn Knock on Wood paper measuring 5' x 3 3/4" and mounted it to a sheet of Soft Suede cardstock. I heat embossed the sentiment in the lower right corner using white embossing powder. I die cut a large circle in the middle of these papers to create a shaker card with. I adhered a piece of clear acetate film behind the circular hole and lined the card base with some fall leaf paper (source unknown, sorry!) I die cut two birch trees from the Lawn Fawn Birch Tree Lawn Cuts and adhered them over the fall leaf paper. I filled the shaker frame with amber sequins. On a separate sheet of white cardstock, I stamped the Color Layering Fawn in Sahara Sand, Soft Suede and Early Espresso inks. I die cut the fawn and adhered it to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. I stamped the leaves in Versamark ink on both Pumpkin Pie cardstock and Crushed Curry cardstock and die cut the leaves with the coordinating die. I adhered the leaves around the deer using 3M foam adhesive.
Here is the Color Layering Fawn set from Hero Arts that I used to create today's cards:
Additionally, I used the leaves and sentiment from the Second Spring stamp set by A Muse Studio to help complete these cards:
I hope you have enjoyed today's first seasonal cards and are as excited as I am about the holiday projects
to come. Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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