Are you thankful for fall? I am, and I’m thankful for all of you, my blog readers! So I created this fun “thankful” card with some bright fall colors!
This card uses a watercolored panel stamped with most of the stamps in the Falling for Leaves Stamp Set available from Stampin’ Up! This is very simple watercoloring. Using a panel of Watercolor Paper, spritz it all over with a Stampin’ Spritzer filled with water. Then stamp the different leaf stamps with various colors onto the paper. Blot with a tissue where you want the bleeding of the colors to stop. Let the watercolor panel dry or use a heat tool to dry it thoroughly before using. You can see the colors I used in the product list at the end of this post.
On top of the watercolored panel is a 2″ circle of Old Olive card stock embossed with the absolutely fabulous Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This is quickly becoming my favorite embossing folder!!
You might notice that I’ve “distressed” some of the panels of this card. I really like distressing parts of my cards. I happen to use a distressing tool that Stampin’ Up! used to sell 🙁 but sometimes I also use my fingernail or scissors. You can do the same thing to your cards!
If you like today’s card, you will LOVE my newest Online Class – Snow is Glistening! This class features our newest limited-time stamp set which is perfect for all your holiday needs! CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE!
Who knew the Lemon Builder Punch could create a pumpkin? What a surprise! All it takes is some Pumpkin Pie card stock and the punch. I punched out three lemons, arranged them vertically with the center one in the front, trimmed off the tops and bottoms, and poof ~ a pumpkin!
The leaves from the punch make great pumpkin leaves 🙂 I cut a little pumpkin stem from Soft Suede card stock and tied a bow with Linen Thread. Every pumpkin needs a bow, right???
The “boo!” was stamped with the Labeler Alphabet stamp set using Pumpkin Pie ink. Personally I like sweet halloween cards, not spooky ones, and that’s why I created this cute little pumpkin card for you today. Hoping you have a nice evening with your trick-or-treaters.
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Come back tomorrow and I’ll show you some projects using this fabulous new suite!!
The fabulous Falling for Leaves Bundle is perfect for all your fall projects! And today I have for you some great videos from Stampin’ Up! – including a video about the Falling for Leaves Bundle – that will give you some great ideas. So sit back, watch and enjoy!
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Wreaths speak of hospitality and warmth. A wreath is a welcome at the front door and can be hung year round with seasonal decorations. I love wreaths, and I especially like them on cards. I feel like they go before you; as the recipient opens the card the wreath conveys warmth and kindness.
That’s one reason I love the new Wishing You Well stamp set ~ the wreath is beautiful! For today’s card I’ve stamped the wreath using the Stamparatus. And I’ve stamped it repeatedly in different colors: first Crumb Cake, then Soft Suede. After that I went back in with an Aqua Painter and a bit of Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry ink and barely touched the little leaves with these two colors.
Behind the wreath is a panel of Pumpkin Pie card stock embossed with the new Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. After embossing, I roughed up the edges of the paper and curled the corners. Then I sponged on some of our Copper Shimmer Paint to give a distressed look.
This card was so much fun to make. I can’t wait until you can get all these products for yourself! Do you have your wish list going? September 5th is the first date customers can order from this fabulous 2018 Holiday Catalog. Do you have a catalog?
If you want one, please email me at [email protected] and I’ll get one out to you right away! You will love it!
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.