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.
Why don’t you join us over at Tic Tac Toe Challenges? CLICK HERE to pop over there and see what the other designers have done…AND, enter your creation! I’ll see you there!
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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?
To see all of the products I used to create today’s card, scroll down to the bottom of today’s post.
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 November 8, 2017. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment.
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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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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A ribbon share is an opportunity for you to get a little bit of the FABULOUS new Stampin’ Up! holiday ribbons without having to buy an entire spool! I cut the spools of ribbon into 2-yard lengths and you get 2 yards of each ribbon. This is a great way for you to have lots of ribbons on hand for your holiday crafting without having to make a big investment!
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- 1/4″ DOUBLE STITCHED RIBBON CHERRY COBBLER (on page 198 Annual Catalog)
These are all of the new ribbons offered by Stampin’ Up! in the 2017 Holiday Catalog, plus one from the Annual Catalog. I added the 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler because it’s adorable and Cherry Cobbler is such a beautiful holiday color! ?
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Oh I love these days ~ the days when new catalogs go live!! It’s so exciting! You can now see everything and order everything, yeah!! And with a 55-page catalog…that’s alot of fun new products. So to help you I’d like to give you my recommendations:
My Favorites from the 2017 Holiday Catalog
Painted Harvest Bundle (pages 48 and 49)This is my absolute favorite stamp set in the Holiday Catalog! I know, my favorite should be a Christmas set, right? But this one has captured my heart. It’s amazing! The bundle includes a gorgeous two-step stamp set and the cutest leaf punch you’ve ever seen! And, as a bundle it’s 10% OFF!
Painted Harvest Photopolymer Bundle Item No. 146021 $33.25
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Foil Snowflakes (page 37)
These foil snowflakes are not only pretty, they are versatile! You can use them on cards, gift bags, packages, anything! And, if you want colored snowflakes, just use a marker and color the back of the snowflake like I did above! My favorite embellishments in the Holiday Catalog!!
Foil Snowflakes Item No. 144642 $6.00 (Pack of 24, 12 of each color)
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Night In Bethlehem Bundle (page 26)
Night In Bethlehem Clear Mount Bundle Item No. 146044 $47.50
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This bundle is classic and depicts the true meaning of Christmas. I love it. The Bethlehem Edgelit Dies are amazing! Look at the beautiful card in the photo above! This is a bundle that I think I’ll be keeping forever. It’s just that special!
Merry Cafe Stamp Set (page 46)
This stamp set is so much fun! There are lots of stamps in this set from sentiments to leaves to apples to teacups…ooh I love the cuteness!
Merry Cafe Photopolymer Stamp Set Item No. 144965 $17
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Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper (page 12)
Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper Item No. 144621 $11.00
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Basic Black, Old Olive and Whisper White ~ what pretty and fresh holiday colors! You can see these colors all over the Holiday Catalog. These papers are a must have for the coming season!
Aren’t you excited about the new catalog? I know I am! I can’t wait to use some of these new products!
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