Holiday

Subtle Pretty Pumpkins

We just went on our annual Labor Day craft retreat and boy did I get a LOT done!! It is so nice to get away with the girls-meet new crafting buddies-and just get all these card ideas out of my head!

I was actually inspired by some one’s pattern paper that they were using for a fall album! I had to make this card with those gorgeous colors!!! It was a pretty quick card to make too!

I used Mint Macaron for the card base and then placed a piece of Harvest Meadow DSP on the card base. For the focal point, I used a piece of Crumb Cake that I cute a circle out from the Layering Circles dies. Then I ran it through the SCEM (Stamp, Cut, and Embossing Machine) with the Timber 3D embossing folder. Then I used a Stampin’ Sponge and Soft Suede ink to distress the sides a bit.

I used Early Espresso ink to stamp the sentiment and the pumpkins. Next, I used Stampin’ Blends to color the pumpkins before cutting them out with the coordinating Detailed Pumpkin dies. (Light and Dark of Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron, and Crumb Cake of each color were used)

I finished up the card with some Brushed Metallica Adhesive Backed gems and some Diamond Weave Ribbon tucked behind the sentiment. Oh, and don’t forget a little Wink of Stella on the pumpkin leaves!

Can you believe that Sale-a-Bration is almost over??? There is still time to get your FREE items with qualifying purchases! Check out the links below for get your goodies! I will also e-mail a PDF of the Fun Fold class that we did today! It contains 3 fun fold ideas to get creating now!

Get one of these FREE bundles when you join between now and September 30th!!
Product List
Pretty Pumpkins Bundle
$45.75
Pretty Pumpkins Cling Stamp Set
$22.00
Detailed Pumpkins Dies 
$29.00
Layering Circles Dies
$35.00
Tasteful Labels Dies
$31.00
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Cajun Craze Dark Stampin' Blends
$4.50
Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Timber 3 D Embossing Folder
$10.00
3/8" (1 Cm) Diamond Weave Ribbon
$10.00
Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots
$9.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Stamping Sponges
$4.00
Sale a Bration

Oh So Delicate Dahlias

The Delicate Dahlia photopolymer stamp set is an absolute treasure! It is a one of the items you can earn for FREE in the Sale-a-Bration catalog! (now through 9/30/21 with a qualifying purchase) I wanted to make a sweet and simple card using this set to show how to create beautiful cards with few items!

I started with one of my favorite color pallets! Smoky Slate has been a favorite neutral background for me for years! And my favorite color is lavender- so Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather fit the bill!

I chose to use a tone on tone (same ink color on the same cardstock color) for the Smoky Slate background and stamped the lined images from the stamp set. The focal point pieces will cover any overlapping stamped images in the center. Once the background was stamped, I took a piece 4 1/4″x 3″ of Basic White and stamped the lined image with Gorgeous Grape first. I find that the lined image in a dark color is easier to line up with the “fill” stamp. Next, I adhered the mat piece of Highland Heather to the Basic White piece. Then I placed Dimensionals on the back to pop it up on the card base for more depth.

I wanted to keep the dahlia the focal point, so I used a small die from the Tasteful Labels dies and a bow made from Linen thread. Wink of Stella clear was the final step to finish this card.

This is a great card to make multiples of so you can have some on hand! Be sure to take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration sale!

Product List
Delicate Dahlias Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$0.00
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tasteful Labels Dies
$31.00
Linen Thread
$5.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Sale a Bration

Gorgeous Fall Leaves

Who is ready for fall?? I am ready for the cooler weather, sweaters, hot beverages, and all the colored leaves painted by nature!

I had to have the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle the moment I saw it in the Holiday Mini Catalog! I did have a hard time getting my mojo going-so I went to look at cards I have made in the past. Here is the card I made a while ago using Faux Metal that to inspired making this one! I looked at the elements that I wanted to bring to life in my current card. I used the banner and the leaves bunched up to re-create the layout. I love to CASE cards that I see around and sometimes my own! It always gets me back to creating seamlessly!

Another tip to help with color coordination is to use the DSP (Designer Series Paper) that you are wanting to use-turn it over and they list all the colors for you. In this case, I used the Misty Moonlight and Basic White piece of the paper. I wanted to use more true fall colors, so I chose Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, and Bumblebee for my colors.

I stamped the various leaf images by stamping off on scratch paper first, then the color on color cardstock. This created a softer look. (Color on Color is the same ink color on the matching cardstock color) Then it was off to the Stamp, Cut, and Die Machine (SCEM). I cut out the stamped leaves, some of the more intricate leaves, the branch, and one leaf I used the Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty paper for that bling!

I used the Bark 3D Embossing Folder to add more texture for the background plus a double bow I made using Linen Thread. I tied in the Blue using Night of Navy for the sentiment!

I just love the detail! I added the items to a list below that you can click on to go and order right from my website!

There is still time left to get a FREE bundle from the Holiday Catalog! It’s Sale a Bration through September 30th! Join today! Here is what you get!

• For just $99 you choose $125 of what YOU choose! Products can be from any current catalog, including bundles, and Clearance Rack items. I’m here to help you if you want suggestions on what is best to get first and what you can wait to get until later!
• Free & FAST shipping! Your box will come right to your door in about a week. You pay ONLY the $99 plus tax in your state.
Start working on your wish list at a discount: save 20-25% or more on your favorite papers, tools, and stamp sets! Our company spoils us rotten with all kinds of special promotions, drawings, incentives and “just because” gifts. I spoil MY team on our private Facebook group and at our quarterly gatherings. (I Zoom in out of town people too)
• Receive FREE catalogs straight from the company, and preview and purchase new products in advance. No one gets them faster! Twice a year there are Stampin’ Up! events that are always great to get new ideas, new friends, and new products!
• Stay as long as you want–there’s no penalty to drop! If you reach $300 in sales by the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter, you renew your demonstrator discounts and benefits for another quarter. If you don’t reach $300 in sales, you can “drop” with no penalty. But we think you’ll love our group!

Product List
Gorgeous Leaves Bundle
$44.00
Gorgeous Leaves Cling Stamp Set
$21.00
Intricate Leaves Dies
$28.00
Celebrate Sunflowers Cling Stamp Set (English)
$24.00
Harvest Meadow 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Gold & Rose Gold 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Metallic Specialty Paper
$5.00
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock
$8.75
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Cajun Craze 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Bumblebee Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Linen Thread
$5.00
Bark 3 D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Christmas

Elegant Evergreen Trees

I have to admit that the Holiday Catalog is always my favorite one of the catalogs! BUT I saw the Evergreen Elegance Bundle, I had to have it! It coordinates so well with the Tidings of Christmas suite! It’s funny that I am playing with this set after getting all the new Holiday sets in last week!.

I made this card for my Sweet & Simple class, so it needed to have simple elements that wowed! This card used 2 punches, a stamp set, some inks, and DSP! (Oh and ribbon)

The card base is an A2 card (5 1/2″x 8 1/2″) of Evening Evergreen. I used a sheet of the Tidings of Christmas 6×6 DSP for the background. Next, you will cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler to 3 1/4″x 5 1/2″ and a piece of Basic White 3″x 5 1/2″. The stamping was simple. I used all 3 sizes of the trees and stamped them full strength with Evening Evergreen, THEN I stamped again without inking! You can get more bang for your buck by not reinking your stamp! It gives you a nice lighter hue of your color! I used the Label Me Fancy punch for the Noel from the Tidings & Trimmings set. (I only used the Evening Evergreen ink for this card).

To add some shimmer and pop to the card, I punched some Gold Metallic Specialty paper out with the Evergreen Border! I glued that on top of the Gold Shimmer ribbon and that was it!

Did you know that Stampin’ Up! now has Sale-a-Bration TWO times a year?? The second one started August 3rd with the Holiday Catalog! Soooooo, that means you get FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration catalog when you order the qualifying amount!

It is also a great time to join Stampin’ Up!! They are offering a FREE stamp bundle from the list on the back of the Sale-a-Bration catalog! Or see it here:

For just $99 plus tax….you will get to CHOOSE up to $125 in current product, business supplies (really just catalogs to share with your crafting friends), PLUS the FREE bundle! That is an amazing deal! Try it-there is no obligation or events unless you want to. Hobby demos are highly welcome! Then you can enjoy your personal 20% coupon off your purchases after that! Your first FULL quarter minimum will be due 12/31/21!!! What are you waiting for? We have a great team too!

Product List
Evergreen Elegance Bundle (English)
$40.50
Evergreen Elegance Cling Stamp Set
$22.00
Tidings & Trimmings Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$18.00
Evergreen Border Punch
$23.00
Label Me Fancy Punch
$18.00
Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Gold & Rose Gold 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Metallic Specialty Paper
$5.00
Tidings Of Christmas 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Gold 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Shimmer Ribbon
$7.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00