Painted Harvest Wreath

The Painted Autumn product suite is one of my favorites in the holiday catalog! It really captures the beauty of autumn. The sunflower image in the Painted Harvest stamp set has been used to create some gorgeous cards! I think my Pinterest boards have captured many! I have also seen some very creative ways to use the images like making a wreath!  I thought it was such a clever idea that I had to create a fall wreath first. But I definitely plan to use this set to make some Christmas cards too! Let’s take a look at how to make this card.

To make this card, start with a piece of Early Espresso cardstock for the base of the card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and stamp a little sentiment on the bottom using Early Espresso ink. Once you have stamped your sentiment, place the upper part of the Very Vanilla cardstock in the Layered Leaves embossing folder (be sure to leave the sentiment hanging out of the bottom of the embossing folder) and then send it through the embossing machine. Cut a 2 x 4 inch piece of one of the patterns from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper pack and adhere it to the card just above the sentiment. Cut out a few different sized layering squares, one from Very Vanilla cardstock and one from Early Espresso cardstock. Stamp the layering sunflower images (two of them), from the Painted Harvest stamp set, in the center of the Very Vanilla square using Crushed Curry ink. Stamp a few “berries” Cajun Craze ink. I used the Holly Builder Punch and the Holly Berry Happiness to create the bow but it would look just as pretty if you used some coordinating ribbon. I hope you enjoyed this little project!

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Patterned Pumpkins

Today I want to share a couple of Fall-themed cards with you that were created with a fun little masking technique. Both cards showcase the Patterned Pumpkin thinlit dies and/or the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set.  The cool thing about this technique is by creating a masked background for one card, I ended up creating a frame for another. Let’s take a look.

I started out by creating the hardwood frame. Cut a 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 inch piece of crumb cake cardstock. Using one of the square framelits, cut out the center of this piece. Lay the crumb cake cardstock, with the center cut out, on a very vanilla cardstock front. Ink up the hardwood stamp with crumb cake ink and stamp it on the crumb cake cardstock. The crumb cake cardstock serves as a mask so that you end up with a perfect little square, containing the hardwood image, on the front of your very vanilla card (as shown above). Then just embellish the card with some of the fun die cut images from the Patterned Pumpkin stamp set.

Now don’t throw away that hardwood mask you used to create the other card!  Simply cut it down and create another fun card!  In this case, I cut down the 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 inch piece of crumb cake cardstock (with the hardwood image stamped on it). Cut the cardstock down to 4 x 4-1/2 inches so that it serves as a frame for your stamped images and embellishments. Place a piece of very vanilla cardstock behind the square opening in the crumb cake cardstock and adhere to the card front as shown above. I used Early Espresso cardstock and tucked a little piece of a doily under the frame before I adhered it to the card front. Then stamp a little sentiment on the vanilla cardstock and embellish as desired!

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Patterned Pumpkins

Hello Stampin’ Friends! Hope you are having a fabulous week! Yesterday I shared a sneak peek, on my Facebook page, of all of the pieces I cut to create today’s project. But I didn’t create just one card….I created 15 of them as part of a Thanksgiving Themed Swap with members of my stampin’ team!  I was so excited with how they turned out that I just had to share it with all of you!

The project showcases the die cuts from the Patterned Pumpkin set. I love the fall season so I was attracted to this set as soon as I saw it.  Plus it works well with the sentiment from the Painted Harvest set. To created this card, I started with a piece of thick Very Vanilla cardstock. I stamped the Hardwood background on the upper part of the card front using Crumb Cake ink. Notice that I left a little spot for the sentiment on the bottom. I recommend stamping your sentiment first so that you know how to stamp the hardwood image. Then, I simply cut out a variety of different fall images from the Patterned Pumpkin die set.  I used some of the fun Foil Frenzy DSP, Gold GLimmer Paper as well as Copper Foil. Then embellished it with a few Touches of Nature wood elements. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!

 

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Count My Blessings

Count My Blessings is such a great name for this stamp set. The set contains beautiful images from nature and sentiments that will let the special people in your life know that you are thinking of them.

This card was designed for a swap that I participated in with my team.  The theme of the swap was fall (autumn). I thought the little acorns in this stamp set would be perfect for the theme of the swap.  To make this card, I started with a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock. I also decided to use the large burlap background stamp to create a subtle backdrop for my card. I simply stamped the burlap image using Crumb Cake ink.  The acorn images were added using Early Espresso ink. In the middle of the card, I added a variety of different ribbons and trim. I also added a 1 x 3 inch piece of one of the wood texture patterned papers; snipping the end into a little banner. The focal point of the card is the large “thinking of you” sentiment stamped in Early Espresso ink. I used different sized framelits to create the layered look.

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Lovely as a Tree

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Today I have a quick and simple card idea to share that showcases the Lovely as a Tree stamp set!  This particular stamp set has been around for quite a long time!  It is one of my favorite sets as it has such beautiful tree images.

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To make this card, start with a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Very Vanilla cardstock for the inside of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of Old Olive cardstock for the front of the card (this is the piece you will do your stamping on). Stamp the tree images across the Old Olive cardstock, as shown, using Old Olive ink. Grab the your favorite washi tape (or you can use some patterned paper as well). I used some retired washi tape for this particular card. Run three (3) different patterns of washi tape across the bottom of the card. Wrap a piece of Baker’s Twine or Linen Thread twice around the cardstock in area with the Washi Tape and tie a knot; then tie a little bow. Adhere the old olive cardstock to the front of your Cajun Craze card base.  For the finishing touch, stamp a little sentiment on a scrap piece of very vanilla cardstock, using Cajun Craze ink and punch out the sentiment with the decorative label.

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Something Good To Eat ~ September Paper Pumpkin

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Good Morning Stampin’ Friends! It’s the weekend! YAY!  Hope you are able to get in a little crafting time this weekend!  Today I want to share some of the fun projects I created with the September Paper Pumpkin kit!  The kit is called Something Good To Eat and it contained all of the materials you needed to create 16 adorable Halloween and fall-themed treat holders.  There were so many extra supplies in that kit that I was able to create oodles of different cards too!  I simply used some cardstock and other fun products that I had on hand!

Check out some of the extra projects I created with the left over materials in the kit:

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Crazy for Paisleys & Posies

Good Morning Stampin’ Friends! Can you tell that Fall is in the air?  Well, first of all, it’s getting colder here in Wisconsin. Secondly, I have been inspired by all of the Fall-Themed projects I have seen on Pinterest! There is one particular suite of products that seem to really focus on Fall…The Paisleys & Posies product suite. The sentiment in the stamp set plus the colors and patterns in the designer paper just have “Fall” written all over it! So, today I thought I would share several card ideas that showcase this product suite! The projects are pretty easy to re-create too.

The project on the left showcases a fun way to use the stamped images.  Simply use a piece of soft suede cardstock for the base of your card.  Randomly stamp some of the images from the Paisleys & Posies stamp set on the front of the card usig soft suede ink. Cut a 5-1/4 x 1 inch piece of one of the patterns from the Petals & Paisley Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack and adhere it to the left side of the card. Cut a 2-3/4 x 1-1/4 inch piece of very vanillas cardstock and stamp the sentiment on it using soft suede ink then adhere this piece to a 3 x 1-1/2 inch piece of delightful dijon cardstock. tuck a little piece of a doily behind the sentiment and adhere to the front of the card as shown.  For the finishing touch, embellish with a few copper foil leaves cut from the dies in the bundle.

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If you would like instructions for the other projects showcased in today’s post, please let me know!

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Fall-Themed Cards

Hello Stampin’ Friends! Sharing a little Halloween fun with you today! This particular card showcases a great way to use the spooky patterns found in the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack.  It’s a quick and simple card to create! Plus, you can use this layout over and over again with any patterned paper to create cards for any occasion! How cool is that?

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To create this card, cut a piece of basic black cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 2 inch piece of the striped pattern from the Halloween Night DSP pack and adhere it to the left side of your card front. Cut a 2 x 4 inch piece of the “bat” pattern from the DSP pack and a 2-1/4 x 4-1/4 inch piece of basic gray cardstock; adhere these two pieces together (the gray cardstock serves as a matte).  Cut a metallic doily in half and adhere one of the halves to the backside of matted “bats” piece; then adhere the entire piece to your card front be overlapping onto the striped DSP pattern. For the finishing touch, add a little halloween sentiment using your circle punches!

Not into Halloween cards? No problem…you can use this layout  and all of the measurements to create a card for any occasion!  Just change out the pattern paper and the sentiments to create a whole new card like this!

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Petals & Paisleys

Good Morning Stampin’ Friends! Today I have a fun scrappy project to share with all of you! Yes, I said scrappy! Today’s project was inspired by a variety of scraps that I had lying around on my craft table.  Usually I throw all of my scrap pieces of paper in a big drawer with the intent of using them later. But, as you all probably already know, I just keep collecting scraps and very rarely using them.  So this time, instead of throwing them in a drawer, I created a fun little patchwork type of design on my card.  I think it turned out pretty cute! Take a look!

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To make this card, start with a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of soft suede cardstock which will serve as a matte on the front of your card. Now I created this card by cutting down some scrap pieces of the new Petals & Paisleys Designer Series Paper (DSP).  You could easily re-create this card with any scrap pieces of DSP that you have on hand just be sure to coordinate your cardstock colors with your DSP.  The Petals & Paisleys DSP is two-sided so the pieces used on this card are from the same sheet of paper (I just alternated the design when creating the card). Starting from left to right, the DSP pieces are cut as follows:  3/4 x 4 inches, 1 x 4 inches 1 x 4 inches and 1 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches. Start by adhering the 3/4 x 4 inch piece in the upper left hand corner (leaving a a little bit of the soft suede cardstock showing so it served as a matte) then layer the remaining pieces as shown. Tuck a little piece of a doily under the last piece. Cut a 2 1/2 x 1 inch piece of very vanilla cardstock and stamp your sentiment on it. Cut a 1 x 2 3/4 inch piece of soft suede cardstock and adhere it behind the sentiment off setting it to the left of your sentiment. For the finishing touch, tuck a bit of burlap under each side of the sentiment and adhere it to the card with dimensionals. Simple, hey?

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Acorny Thank You

Good Morning Stampin’ Friends! Today I have a fun Fall-Themed card to share with all of you. This card was designed for a monthly swap that I participate in with other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Fall is my favorite time of year!  Probably because it marks the beginning of the holiday season! I also absolutely love the colors of Fall. I live in Wisconsin so the colors of Fall are just absolutely beautiful!

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To make this card, start with a piece of soft suede cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of very vanilla cardstock and stamp it with the Hardwood background stamp; use soft suede ink. Sponge the edges with a bit of soft suede ink. Cut a 1 x 4 inch piece of an orange colored piece of designer series paper (DSP). I actually used a pattern from the Halloween Night Specialty DSP pack. Tuck a piece of the delicate white doily behind the DSP and adhere it to the center of the hardwood. Punch out a 2 inch circle from a piece of cajun craze cardstock and tuck it behind the doily. Cut a 1 x 4 inch piece of early espresso cardstock and tear it in half; adhere one of the halves below the orange DSP. Cut a 5 inch piece of the burlap; adhere it across the DSP, as shown. Wrap the ends of the burlap around to the back of the hardwood cardstock, then secure the entire piece to your card base. Stamp a few acorn pieces using soft suede, early espresso, pumpkin pie and cajun craze; punch out the pieces with the coordinating punch and assemble the acorns. Adhere to the card front as shown. For the finishing touch, add a little sentiment. Enjoy!

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