It’s time for another Tic Tac Toe Challenge, and today’s card has a fall theme. I really do love fall, and I love to use fall colors. That’s why I chose the first row across in the challenge! Here’s this week’s board:
Sentiment – check; Fall Colors – check; Twine – check 🙂 And, I added a few leaves from Row 2 just for fun!
Leaves have so many shades. To get leaves to look at all realistic I like to watercolor and combine colors. For the leaves here, I used Crushed Curry and Peekaboo Peach inks with an Aqua Painter on Shimmery White paper. After the water dried I splattered the paper with Fresh Fig ink. Then the leaves were punched with the Leaf Punch.
The sentiment is cut from Cajun Craze card stock using the Lovely Words Thinlits Dies. It sits on a piece of the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (love, love!). Underneath I tucked a strip of Fresh Fig card stock punched with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch. And tying it all up in a knot is a thin section of Jute Twine pulled apart from the larger piece of thread.
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Welcome to the Pals October 2017 Blog Hop featuring some very “Wicked Folds”. Thank you so much for joining us today. Sit back and enjoy the view while the Stampin’ Pretty Pals treat you with their wickedly folded projects. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.
My card today is a fun tri-fold card disguised as a regular card!
Who would know that this card unfolds with two more layers?
The card opens to reveal an inside full of pretty pumpkins from the beautiful Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.
This pumpkin panel lifts up to reveal the third section of the card.
For the inside, I used the die-cut circle from the front of the card and affixed a banner with a nice sentiment from the Basket of Wishes stamp set. This is a fun fold and it’s a little surprise for the one who opens it!
I have a template for you so that you can make this same card. It’s super easy! Start with an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock. The “X” below shows you the section you cut out. The dotted lines represent the places you will fold. Each section is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2.” Easy, right?
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It’s October and time for pumpkins! I love October, and Fall! Today I want to show you a simple way to make a pumpkin of any size.
All you need to make a pretty pumpkin is three ovals. You can die cut the ovals or punch the ovals with any size oval punch. Place two of the ovals to the back and one in the center on top, as shown above. I like to pull the tops together a little tighter than the bottom. For this pumpkin, I cut the ovals with the Stitched Shape Framelits.
This is a quick and easy way to make a pumpkin. Want a large pumpkin? Use large ovals. Small pumpkin? Use small ovals. It’s up to you!
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Yep, it’s pumpkin spice latte season ~ yippee! Have you had one yet? A pumpkin spice latte, I mean. I’ve had two, one hot and one cold, and they were delicious!
My card today features the Merry Cafe stamp set in the Holiday Catalog. It coordinates with the Coffee Cups Framelits which I’ve also used on this card. These are such fun sets, I really love them! The cup is sitting on top of a layer of the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. This is on my favorites list ~ it’s one of my favorite papers ever!
The beautiful Peekaboo Peach Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon ties it all up with a bow. This card really demonstrates fall for me, full of color and vibrancy and yummy tastes and smells 🙂
Merry Cafe Photopolymer Stamp Set
Item No. 144965 $17
Coffee Cups Framelits Dies
Item No. 143745 $30
I’d love to know your experience with pumpkin spice latte…do you like it? love it? hate it? Do you like coffee? I LOVE coffee! Leave me a comment HERE ~ I’d love to hear from you!
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Welcome to the Pals September 2017 Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month our theme is “My Favorite Holiday”. Sit back and enjoy the view while the Pals treat you with projects for the upcoming Autumn and Winter holidays.
Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.
My favorite holiday is … Fall. I know, it’s not “really” a holiday, but for me it is! I LOVE Fall. Here in San Diego County only a native can find Fall. We have quite a long late summer, most of our Fall days are really late summer days. It can be 80 or 90 degrees all the way through October. So when we do have a true Fall day here (coolish weather with a few leaves floating around), it’s a really big deal! It can be 69 degrees and we will all start up our fireplaces!!! It’s a holiday!
So today I made for you a true Fall card! I used a fun technique with Embossing Paste and have a little photo tutorial for you. The purple leaves on this card were made with Embossing Paste and then watercolored lightly with Fresh Fig ink using an Aqua Painter. Here’s how it’s done:
The stencil for the paste was created using a leaf die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits, but you can use any die or punch to create a stencil! It’s a fun technique!
Here’s a close up of a finished leaf. It almost looks sparkly or sugary, doesn’t it? After I made the leaves on the card, I splattered the card with the same Fresh Fig ink and Aqua Painter (tap against a bone folder). The sunflowers were fussy cut from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. This paper is so beautiful, seriously. It’s one of my all-time favorites 🙂
The sentiment used is from the Merry Cafe stamp set, and it expresses just how I feel! I also added a bit of Metallic Thread for bling! We have to have bling, right???
Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on October 11, 2017, for “Wicked Folds”. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. The next stop is my friend Su Mohr at Aromas and Art. Don’t forget to leave me a comment. I’d love to hear what you have to say about my Favorite Holiday. Bye the way, what’s your favorite holiday?
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It’s here. The date may not quite be here yet, but fall has begun! No matter what the calendar says (9/23 is the “real” day), fall arrives after Labor Day and when the kids go back to school. The stores are full of school supplies and new clothes, routines start, and the rhythm begins again.
Oh, and a few more things!! Pumpkins appear everywhere and we can order Pumpkin Spiced Lattes! That’s why sweet cards with pumpkins decorating them are the ones to use now. Today’s card is perfect for this season – a bit understated and rustic. It just eases us into the change of weather and routine.
The new Spooky Nights designer series paper has some really cute pumpkins you can use on your card. Just fussy cut them out of the dsp and pop them on the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The adorable Vintage Crochet Trim is super pretty. I can’t keep my hands off of it! The phrase used for the repeated sentiment is a tiny stamp from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set. I simply repeated it over and over on the strip.
For the envelope I glued some of the coordinating paper on the flap. it always looks so nice 🙂
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