Lighthearted Leaves

so grateful for you

Fall is definitely my favorite time here in New York State.  We’ve had perfect temperatures, sunny skies and no humidity.  And the colors of Fall are my most favorite, too!  Today I’m showing you the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set by Stampin’ Up!, that coordinates with the Leaflets Framelits for the Big Shot.  There’s also a coordinating designer paper called Into the Woods, as well as a new Into the Woods Rich Razzleberry Cotton Ribbon.  Here’s how to make my card:

  • I began with Whisper White Cardstock, folded in half.  The top layer is Soft Suede Cardstock, but before I adhered that down to the card base, I added the Into the Woods Rich Razzleberry Cotton Ribbon and the Gold 1/8″ Ribbon.  AND the Gold Ribbon is on the Weekly Deals list this week so be sure to grab some at a discount.  See the Weekly Deals below.
  • I used a very thin strip of Rich Razzleberry Cardstock and a 3/4″ strip of Into the Woods Designer Paper to highlight the bottom.
  • Both sentiment and leaf are heat embossed using a VersaMark Stamp Pad and Heat Tool.  I find the Embossing Buddy a tremendous help when embossing on darker colored cardstock; it really keeps the Gold Embossing Powder from clinging where you don’t want it.
  • Daffodil Delight, while not really a Fall yellow, helps brighten the otherwise darker colors of the card.  I also used a Daffodil Delight Candy Dot, as well as a couple of Gold Sequins for accents.

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For All Things

For All Things

Fall card making and stamping has never been more fun than with the For All Things stamp set and coordinating Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper by Stampin’ Up!  These are “my colors” – Cajun Craze and Mossy Meadow team up with Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.  And the designer paper is so versatile – nice prints to work with on one side and beautiful neutrals on the other.  Take a look at all of the prints:

Color Me Autumn

  • This card came about by wanting to show off this pretty paper, so I kept things simple.  I stamped the watercolor image on Very Vanilla Cardstock using a Sahara Sand stamp pad, then used Mossy Meadow and Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Markers to color direct to the rubber stamp to create the sentiment.
  • I punched the sentiment out using the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch and adhered it to the front using Dimensionals.
  • The fiber decoration to the left comes from several different Stampin’ Up! accessories.  First I cut the selvage of both sides of the 1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon to make it narrower and also to let the edges fray naturally.  I used the new Stampin’ Up! adhesive Fast Fuse to adhere the burlap to the cardstock.  Think Sticky Strip only in a dispenser!  Next came the gorgeous Mossy Meadow 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon then some Venetian Crochet Trim.  Finally I unwound some of the Natural Old Olive Two-Tone Trim and used just some of the vanilla trim through the center of the Gold Basic Metal Button.  Button is attached to the card with Glue Dots.

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Fall is my favorite time of the year – even if I live in an oak woods and have to rake leaves almost every day!  And I love the coordination of our fall products in this card.  I've used Wonderfall stamp set that coordinates with the Autumn Accents Bigz Die for the Big Shot, as well as our yummy fall designer paper called Orchard Harvest.  The sentiment comes from Day of Gratitude stamp set in the Annual Catalog. This card measures 5-1/4" square.

  • Lucky Limeade card stock zig-zags are created using the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die and the Big Shot
  • Sentiment is punched out with the Decorative Label Punch
  • Tiny tag is created using Tiny Tags stamp set and coordinating Jewelry Tag Punch held on with tiny safety pin from Vintage Trinkets

Item No. 128084 Wonderfall wood $24.95 OR
Item No. 128087 Wonderfall clear $17.95
Item No. 127812 Autumn Accents Bigz Die $21.95
Item No. 126895 Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper $10.95
Item No. 120835 Day of Gratitude wood $26.95 OR
Item No. 121148 Day of Gratitude clear $18.95
Item No. 120893 Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die $42.95
Item No. 120907 Decorative Label Punch $16.95
Item No. 117190 Jewelry Tag Punch $12.95
Item No. 104199 Linen Thread $4.50
Item No. 118764 Vintage Trinkets $5.95
Item No. 118091 Tiny Tags wood $22.95 OR
Item No. 118592 Tiny Tags clear $16.95


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Thanksgiving Notebook

Here's a little notebook I made straight from an idea in our demonstrator-only monthly magazine called Stampin' Success.  I've used Bright Blessings Jumbo Wheel with Old Olive Classic Ink on Old Olive card stock to cover the notebook, then tied More Mustard Polka Dot Ribbon around.  I made a tag using Pumpkin Pie designer paper from the Brights Collection Paper Stack punched with the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch.  Next layer is a Chipboard circle cut with the Circle #2 Die and the Big Shot.  Sentiment and leaf come from Falling Leaves stamp set, and the tag is tied to the ribbon with Linen Thread.  This would be a nice booklet in which to write things you're thankful for during this Thanksgiving holiday.  Or you could put it at the table for the little ones in your family to use to draw and color in during dinner.  Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Item No. 115626 Bright Blessings Jumbo Wheel $8.50
Item No. 115368 Falling Leaves $21.95
Item No. 124140 More Mustard 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon $7.95
Item No. 117155 Brights Collection Paper Stack $21.95
Item No. 114526 Circles #2 Originals Die $15.95
Item No. 114320 On Board Sheets (6) $6.95
Item No. 118874 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch $16.95
Item No. 10419 Linen Thread $4.50

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I've been posting so many Christmas card ideas lately that I wanted to go back to the current holiday and wish my readers a very Happy Thanksgiving.  I hope you'll be spending the day with people you care about and who have blessed your life.

Here's my card:

I started this card with a base of Soft Suede card stock, then layered on Ruby Red.  I created the 4 blocks from the Autumn Meadows Designer Series Paper packet and added Ruby Red Brads from the Earth Elements Brads to each of the four corners.  The main image circles are cut with the Circle Scissors Plus, in Always Artichoke and Whisper White, and I stamped on the Whisper White circle using Falling Leaves stamp set and Soft Suede and More Mustard Classic Ink.  I stamped an additional leaf in Ruby Red Classic Ink on a piece of scrap Whisper White card stock, cut it out and popped it up on a Dimensional.  I added a piece of 1/4" Always Artichoke Grosgrain Ribbon and a Mini Library Clip.  The sentiment is also from Falling Leaves stamp set.

Item No. 115368 Falling Leaves stamp set   $21.95
Item No. 115668 Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper   $9.95
Item No. 106955 Earth Elements Brads   $8.95
Item No. 109857 Mini Library Clips   $12.95
Item No. 112530 Circle Scissor Plus   $29.95
Item No. 112531 Glass Mat   $19.95
Item No. 109035 Always Artichoke 1/2" Grosgrain Ribbon   15 yds./$4.95

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