Natures Beauty Sneak Peek

This sweet doe is in a stamp set that may slip past you in the Holiday Catalog – it’s on the inside back cover and is called Nature’s Beauty. It’s part of the Stampin’ Up Making a Difference program and $3 of every sale goes toward mental health organizations.

I used Stampin’ sponges to sponge the background in Crumb Cake and Seaside Spray. I then stamped the doe in Early Espresso and colored her in with the Light & Dark Crumb Cake and Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. I finished the picture off with Mint Macaron grass and Crumb Cake bare bushes. I decided to forego any twine, ribbon or other embellishments and chose to die cut a couple leaves from the new Gathered Leaves Dies. The dies are awesome because they cut and emboss at the same time…and without any special shim! Look closely and you can see the Crumb Cake rectangle is cut out with the Stitched Rectangles Dies so there’s a little stitched border. I layered this onto a piece of Come To Gather Designer Series Paper and put it all onto a card base of Mint Macaron. Such a sweet card. I am so ready for fall!

Natures Beauty Sneak Peek

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Natures Beauty
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Specialty Paper: Come To Gather DSP, Gold Foil Sheets
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Mint Macaron, Seaside Spray
Blends:  Crumb Cake, Petal Pink
Tools:  Stampin’ Sponges, Gathered Leaves Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies

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Fall Gathering of Sneak Peeks

I love autumn and the gorgeous colors of the changing leaves. This card, with its rich Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Merry Merlot, showcases perfect colors for a fall card. It also happens to feature lots of sneak peeks of upcoming goodies you’ll be able to get in the 2019 Holiday Catalog (September 4) including the Come To Gather Suite with all its luscious autumn glory and the Ornate Frames Dies that are actually part of the Monster Bash Suite. There are 11 frame dies in that set that will be perfect for so many of your projects year-round. I adore this time of year!

Fall Gathering of Sneak Peeks

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Gather Together
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: Come To Gather
Ink: Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Merry Merlot
Blends:  Light & Dark Cajun Craze, Light Soft Suede
Lovelies:  Come To Gather Ribbon Combo
Tools:  Gathered Leaves Dies, Ornate Frames Dies

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Fashionably Late Birthday Card

Let’s admit it. We’ve all done it. We’ve all had a moment where we realized that someone’s Birthday just happened and we forgot about it. Just because you forgot to give a card by their Birthday doesn’t mean you can’t send them belated well-wishes. This card is fun to color and I added Wink of Stella for a glittery effect that will still make them smile…even if it is a day or three late.

 

Fashionably Late Birthday Card

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Wonderful Moments, Swirly Frames
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Whisper White
Ink: Highland Heather, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blends:  Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Highland Heather, Ivory, Mango Melody, Pool Party
Lovelies:  Glitter Enamel Dots, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Stitched Rectangles Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

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Gather Together for a Harvest Hello Sneak Peek

Welcome to my happy place! I adore all things fall – sweater weather, pumpkins, Halloween movies, Thanksgiving, all the vibrant colors of the falling leaves. If Michigan could be submersed in autumn all year long, I would be such a happy person!  I am thrilled to share a sneak peek from the 2019 Holiday catalog that features two Harvest-themed sets plus an awesome Apple Builder punch that does double-duty as both an apple and a pumpkin!

I started this card by layering a couple of the Stitched Rectangles to make a frame. When I popped it up with foam tape, I made sure to leave a small space for the twine so there wouldn’t be a bump from the thickness of the twine. I stamped the sentiment directly onto the card front and the pumpkin and stem are stamped and punched out, while I fussy-cut the leaf. The pumpkin is popped up on Dimensionals. I finished off the front by using my bone folder to curl the twine the same way you use scissors to curl ribbon. Love it!

Gather Together for a Harvest Hello Sneak Peek
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Gather Together, Harvest Hellos
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede
Ink:  Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede
Love:  Nature’s Twine
Tools:  Bone Folder, Apple Builder Punch, Stitched Rectangles

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF and let me know if you have any questions!

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Back On Your Feet Trio – Card 3

Today’s card features the sad, upside down turtle from the Back On Your Feet stamp set on page 83 of the Annual Catalog. Yesterday’s card featured a poor little sloth, which you can see here. Card 1 from two days ago is a giraffe tied in a knot. You can see that card here. I can commiserate with this little turtle. Sometimes we get turned upside down and all we can do is SIGH. He’s stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in with Stampin’ Blends. I thought the Arrows Embossing Folder was a good match for this card. I love the greens and browns together and enjoyed dusting off some retired Always Artichoke cardstock and ink and a super old roll of Old Olive ribbon.

Back On Your Feet Trio – Card 3
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Back On Your Feet
Cardstock:  Always Artichoke (retired), Old Olive, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink:  Always Artichoke (retired), Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Soft Sea Foam, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede
Love:  Old Olive Striped Ribbon (retired)
Tools:  Banner Triple Punch, 1” Circle Punch, Arrows Embossing Folder (retired)

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF and let me know if you have any questions!

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Back On Your Feet Trio – Card 2

Today’s card features the poor little sloth from the Back On Your Feet stamp set on page 83 of the Annual Catalog. Yesterday’s card featured a giraffe tied in a knot. You can see that card here. Tomorrow’s card will have the upside down turtle. This sad, hurt little sloth can’t make it out of his little tree. Poor thing! He’s stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in with Stampin’ Blends. The Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder is embossed on the Old Olive layer. It coordinates perfectly with the leaves on the stamp as well as the wooden leaves from the Sale-a-Bration Butterfly Elements that were available at the beginning of this year.

Back On Your Feet Trio – Card 2
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Back On Your Feet
Cardstock:  Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink:  Soft Suede, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Gray Granite, Petal Pink, Smoky Slate
Love:  Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon (retired), Butterfly Elements (SAB, retired)
Tools:  Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF and let me know if you have any questions!

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Back On Your Feet Trio – Card 1

Who doesn’t love a sweet card when you’re feeling down, under the weather, or have an owie? The Back On Your Feet stamp set on page 83 of the Annual Catalog fits almost any situation. There’s a tied up giraffe, hurt sloth and upside down turtle. I’ll be sharing cards made with the sloth and turtle in the next two days, but for now, here’s the poor little giraffe. He’s stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in with Stampin’ Blends. I thought it would be cute to add the braided linen trim to correlate to the knot. It’s difficult to see in the photo, but I also used the Subtle Embossing Folder on the black layer. Just look at that face – so sad! This could definitely cheer someone up!

Back On Your Feet Trio – Card 1
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Back On Your Feet
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Mango Melody, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Bronze, Crumb Cake, Mango Melody, Petal Pink, Soft Suede
Love:  Best Route Enamel Shapes (retired), 3/16” Braided Linen Trim
Tools:  Subtle Embossing Folder

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF and let me know if you have any questions!

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