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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Fall-Themed Swaps

Hello Everyone!  It’s been such a busy week as we prepare for the upcoming holidays!  It’s always such an exciting time of year!  Today I wanted to share some of the beautiful fall-themed swaps I received at the Stampin’ Up! On Stage event that I attended last weekend.  At every Stampin’ Up! gathering, we always swap cards and share ideas.  These are some of simply great ideas. Enjoy!

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Wickedly Sweet Fall Themed Cards

2015 September PP Wickedly Sweet TreatsThere were so many fun images in the September Paper Pumpkin stamp set that I just had to spend a little time creating with them! Now the other day I shared a Halloween themed card and one of the projects from the kit but today I want to share some fall-themed cards I created with the stamps and my own supplies. Enjoy!

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Crushed Curry for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of soft suede. Cut a 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 inch piece of whisper white and stamp the leaf and acorn images across it; secure this piece to your soft suede cardstock. Stamp the little squiggly design right under the white cardstock using soft suede ink. Add a banner with the sentiment.
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White card base. Cut a 2 x 5 1/2 inch piece of patterned paper and a 2 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch soft suede matte; adhere these 2 pieces together and punch out 3 circles (1 1/4 or 1 1/2 inch punch would be fine). Use this piece as a guide to stamp your pumpkins and the green tops directly on the white card base. I used the squiggly image to stamp the pumpkins and the fun design on the top of the card. Add a sentiment.
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Soft suede card base. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch cajun craze matte. Cut a 5 x 3 3/4 inch whisper white piece to do your stamping on. Punch out a 2 1/2 inch circle out of scraps, lay it in the center of the white cardstock and trace around it with a pencil. Use that pencil mark to stamp all of the leaf and acorn images into a wreath shape. Fun, hey?

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Lighthearted Leaves

Good Morning!  Today I thought I would share a little fall-themed card created with the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set. This card was actually designed by my daughter, Tiffany Mundt, and will be showcased in one of my November classes! Yes, this is a sneak peek of one of the fun projects I have in store for you!  lighthearted leaves embossedTo make this card, start with a piece of early espresso cardstock for the base of your card.  Since you will be working with such a dark color of cardstock, I highly recommend that you cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of white or vanilla cardstock for the inside of the card (so that you can write or stamp a message). For the front of the card, we will be doing a bit of heat embossing so grab your versamark, white embossing powder, embossing buddy, and a heat tool. Start by gently rubbing the embossing buddy across the card front.  The purpose of the embossing buddy is to decrease static so that you don’t have stray pieces of embossing powder all over your card when you go to heat it. Stamp one of the leaf images, three times, on the left side of the card front using versamark. Sprinkle your white embossing powder on the images, tap off the excess powder and heat to set. Cut a 1 x 4 inch piece of crumb cake cardstock and a 3/4 x 3 1/4 inch piece of very vanilla cardstock. Stamp the “believe” sentiment on the vanilla cardstock using early espresso ink. Layer the pieces together as shown and adhere them to your cardfront overlapping them with the embossed leaves.  For the finishing touch, embellish with a few neutral candy dots and some Into the Woods elements. Enjoy!

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Lighthearted Leaves

fall themed cardGood Morning! Today I have a fall themed project to share with you. It showcases the beautiful images found in the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set as well as a bit of watercoloring with aqua painters.  Let’s take a look at how to recreate this.

Start with a piece of crumb cake cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of cajun craze cardstock and adhere it to the front of the crumb cake cardstock. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of very vanilla cardstock and randomly stamp some of the leaf images using versamark You will be embossing the leaves). Sprinkle some gold embossing powder over the images, tap off the excess, and use a heat tool to set. Tear the top and bottom of the cardstock as shown. Grab a few different colored re-inkers: old olive, cajun craze, hello honey and crumb cake. Add water to your aqua painter. Put a few drops of each color ink in a little painter’s tray. Dip your aqua painter into the different inks, one at a time, and drip the ink onto your cardstock. Tip:  After dipping the dip of your aqua painter in ink, slightly squeeze it so that the water inside the painter mixes with the ink on the tip…allow it to drip onto your project. You can also use the tip of your aqua painter to spread out the ink and water a bit on your cardstock. Play around with the watercoloring technique until you achieve the desired look. Let dry and adhere to your card. For the finishing touch, emboss a little sentiment on a piece of cardstock or crepe paper and embellish with some of those autumn wooden elements. Enjoy!

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Lighthearted Leaves Photopolymer Stamp Set

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