A Grateful Heart – and a Card Winner!

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This is such a wonderful time to let friends know you are grateful for them! And this sentiment from the Falling for Leaves stamp set is great for doing just that!

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The base of this card is Crumb Cake card stock. The Whisper White panel was embossed with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder. The sentiment was stamped in Soft Suede ink and punched with the Starburst Punch.

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The leaves were punched using the fun Sprig Punch, and a little bow was tied with Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine. This is an easy card to make, and so nice to send at this time of year 🙂

And, the Winner Is ….

According to the random number generator, yesterday’s featured card is being sent to Patricia Allison!!! I’m so excited for Patricia!! Her comment was:

“This is a great design to make in multiples!
Thanks for sharing your creativity with us… very nicely done!”

To see the card Patricia won, CLICK HERE. I’ll be sending Patricia her card right away! Be sure to watch for my next card giveaway!!

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So Thankful With Falling for Leaves!

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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!

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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.

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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!!

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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!

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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!




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A Round Thank You!

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Stampin’ Up! Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes can make adorable thank you notes!

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For this card I used the Brights 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper in Mango Melody as a background. Stripes and circles always look good together!

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The Grey Granite “thank you” circle was stamped and then punched with the 1-1/2″ Circle Punch. Quick and easy, right? You can make a bunch of these cards in no time!

Listed below are the Stampin’ Up! products used on today’s card. Click on any item to place an order. If you use my October Host Code and place an order of $40 or more (before tax and shipping), I will send you this month’s FREE Host Code Gift! And it’s a really good gift ~ it’s the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder! CLICK HERE to find out more!


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Frosted Floral Thank You!

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For today’s card I used lots of fun things 🙂 The Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper is always the start of  beautiful project. This particular pattern looks AH-MAZ-ING with Merry Merlot, and if you are one of my regular readers you know I’m loving this rich, gorgeous color!

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Tranquil Tide is another gorgeous color in this designer series paper. It’s embossed with the Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and then sponged with Frost White Shimmer Paint. During the month of October you can get this embossing folder as a FREE GIFT from me with any order of $40 or more (before tax and shipping) using my Host Code! CLICK HERE for details!

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And then there’s the yummy Merry Merlot and Copper Reversible Ribbon! It doesn’t show well here, but there is a Merry Merlot sheen side and a copper seen side – oooh la la!!

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Don’t miss out on these fabulous products! Get them now so you can create for the holidays! And, don’t forget to take advantage of the FREE Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder 🙂

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NEW VIDEO! Harvest of Thanks Fall Card

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Today’s card is a quick and easy fall thank you card. Sometimes I get so into fancy layered cards that I forget how pretty some simple stamping can be! I made a video tutorial to show you how easy this card is!

The colors used on today’s card are Petal Pink and Smoky Slate. They are nice fall neutrals that I’m seeing all over this year!

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It was easy to make a lot of these cards for my team this month! (Don’t tell them though, I want to surprise them!)

Stampin’ Up! is kicking off October with a celebration of World Card Making Day & a sale.  Stock up and save 10% on select paper crafting essentials.  Sale ends this Friday, October 7.


Do you have our fabulous stamp positioning tool,
the Stamparatus?

If you don’t have this tool, you definitely need it!

Now, if you do have a Stamparatus, Stampin’ Up! has just released some new accessories which are FABULOUS!! There are extra Foam Mats, extra Plates, AND NEW SMALL GRID PAPER THAT FITS RIGHT INTO THE STAMPARATUS!!! YIPPEE! And, they now have an Accessories Pack which includes all three! Wow! CLICK THE PHOTO ABOVE TO SEE EVERYTHING!

I just have to show you this Small Grid Paper ~ it’s SO cute! If you have a Stamparatus, you definitely want this!

Thank you for stopping by today! Happy card making!



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Festive Farmhouse and A Winner!

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Seriously, the designer series papers Stampin’ Up! has for the holidays are FABULOUS! Today I am featuring the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper, along with the Falling for Leaves Stamp Set. They make a beautiful combination for all of your fall cards!

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The two papers on this card are actually the front and back sides of one sheet of this paper. I LOVE the plaid 🙂 

Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper
Item No. 147820  $11.00    ORDER by clicking the photo below!

The red used in the paper and on my card is Cherry Cobbler. It’s a classic deep red and I love using it for the holidays!

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Pretty Pointer: To give a sentiment a different look, trim closely around the words with your Paper Snips. The sentiment becomes much more versatile because it will fit in smaller spots! Try it!

Behind the sentiment you see a strip of our Chicken Wire Elements and some 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon. I’ve actually pulled off a few layers of burlap from this strip to use on another project, so the strip you see here is not quite 5/8″.

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A few Metallic Sequins and a bow of the Cherry Cobbler Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine finish off the card.

And We Have A Winner!

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Yesterday’s post was a card giveaway. I love to give my cards to my blog readers! Everyone who left a comment was assigned a number – in the order they commented – and then I used the random.org number generator online to choose a winner. And, DEB COOK was the winner! Congratulations Deb! Please email me at [email protected] with your mailing address and I will send yesterday’s card to you right away!

And, thanks to all of you for leaving comments! I SO appreciate you!

Thank you for stopping by today!



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