Stampin’ Up! Painted Autumn Floral Hello

The Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper has wonderful floral and botanical patterns as well as graphic prints.  What fun having so many great options to pick from while designing your Fall cards!

The card layout was inspired by CAS(E) this Sketch #239

To begin, adhere a panel of the small branch pattern paper from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper to a panel of Early Espresso Cardstock with SNAIL.  This layer is then adhered to the Old Olive card base, also with SNAIL.  Next use SNAIL to adhere the rectangular panel of Early Espresso Cardstock to the assembled card front.  Cut an 11″ length of Gold 1/4″ Natural Trim and wrap it around the card front.  Use tape to secure the ends of the ribbon to the front of the card over the Early Espresso panel where it will be covered by the art piece.

Stamp the “hello” from the Tabs for Everything stamp set with Early Espresso ink in the lower right corner of a panel of Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock.  Fussy-cut a flower with leaves from the large floral pattern sheet of Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.  Adhere the floral image to the stamped panel with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Adhere the art piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Highlight the center of the flower with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  Add three small Gold Circles from the Metallic Enamel Shapes embellishments along the left side of the Early Espresso panel.

Fussy-cut a flower and leaf image from the Painted Autumn DSP and use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere it to a panel of Very Vanilla Cardstock for the interior card liner.  Trim the edges of the floral image even with the Very Vanilla panel before adhering it to the Early Espresso Cardstock panel with SNAIL.  Use SNAIL to adhere the assembled layer to the card interior.  Highlight the flower center with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Products used to create this project: 

***Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Painted Autumn DSP – Small branch pattern – 4-7/8″ x 3-5/8″ panel
  • Painted Autumn DSP – large floral pattern – Flower and leaf images for fussy-cutting
  • Old Olive CS – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ panel scored at 4-1/4″ for the card base
  • Early Espresso CS – (2) 5″ x 3-3/4″ panels, 1-7/8″ x 3-3/4″ panel
  • Very Vanilla CS – 4-7/8″ x 3-5/8″ panel for liner
  • Very Vanilla Thick CS – 1-3/4″ x 3″ panel for art piece
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Stampin’ Up! Halloween Spooky Cat Gift Card Holder for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop – Updated

It’s been a bit of an adventure here in the Atlanta area with our visit from Hurricane Irma yesterday.  Our power and internet have been restored after 27+ hours.  Whew!  Luckily we didn’t have any significant damage to our house.  I have finally been able to edit my post and finish writing the instructions on how I made the Treat Bag and Gift Card Holder, so it’s no longer a mystery.  Yippee!  To view the updated blog post, click HERE

Thanks for your patience and understanding!

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Stampin’ Up! Halloween Spooky Cat Gift Card Holder for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

 

Welcome back to another Inkin’ Krew blog hop!  Our very talented team is doing a blog hop featuring Stampin’ Up! products.  This month our theme is “Halloween Fun”. Here is the card I created:

The Spooky Night Designer Series Paper has images that are compatible with both the Cat Punch and the pumpkin dies in the Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits Die set.  So many options and possibilities that make using the individual images an easy task!  The images can be fussy-cut from the DSP, as well.

To begin, die cut the Mini Treat Bag from the striped patterned paper in the Spooky Night DSP.  Assemble the bag following the illustrations on the die packaging using a small amount of liquid glue to adhere the seam and flaps.  Cut a 7-1/2″ length of Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon.  Wrap it around the bag and adhere the ends with tape.  (Place the seam on the front of the bag, as it will be covered with the label.)  Use Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie markers using the Direct-To-Rubber technique to ink the image on the Halloween stamp from the Labels to Love stamp set.  Stamp the image on a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Punch out the label with the Everyday Label Punch.

Adhere a generous amount of Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back side of the label.  Cut a 48″ length of Black Metallic Thread.  Adhere loops of the metallic thread to the Dimensionals on the back of the label, as shown.  When you are satisfied with the look, adhere the label to the front of the bag over the ribbon.  The Dimensionals will secure the label in place.  Embellish the label with a couple of small Black Rhinestones. Adhere a large Jack-o-Lantern image from the DSP to the bottom right corner of the bag front using Liquid Glue.

The pull-out card is easy and quick to assemble.  Adhere a panel of striped pattern DSP to the card panel by applying a thin line of Liquid Glue to the side edges and bottom edge only.  This forms the pocket for the gift card.  Adhere two Jack-o-Lanterns and a Cat image from the DSP along the striped panel as shown.  Stamp the sentiments from the Spooky Cat stamp set with Basic Black Archival ink. Cut a 4″ length of Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon, fold in half and staple in place at the top of the panel.  Cover the staple by adhering a tiny pumpkin fussy-cut from the DSP with a Mini Glue Dot.  The pull-out card is pretty with or without the Gift Card!

          

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Jaimie Babarczy’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Linda Richenberg created.

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:

  1. Linda Richenberg
  2. Sue Prather: You are here!
  3. Jaimie Babarczy
  4. Jari Francis
  5. Julie Johnston
  6. Mary Deatherage
  7. Karen Finkle
  8. Amy Koenders

Products used to create this project: 

Product List

Cat Punch

$18.00

Big Shot

$110.00

***Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Spooky Night Designer Series Paper – Striped paper  2″ x 3-1/2″ panel for accent on pull-out card, 10″ x 6-1/2″ panel to die cut the Mini Treat Bag
  • Spooky Night Designer Series Paper – Cat design paper to punch or fussy-cut black cat
  • Spooky Night Designer Series Paper – Pumpkin design paper to die cut or fussy-cut some jack-o-lanterns
  • Very Vanilla cardstock – 3-1/2″ x 4-5/8″ panel for pull-out card, 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ panel for label

 

 

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Stampin’ Up! Count My Blessings Sneak Peek

The Count My Blessings stamp set was at the top of my pre-order list.  It has two pretty sentiments and six beautiful botanical images.  It also pairs great with the new Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.  Do you love it, too?  The stamp set and DSP will be available for order on September 1st.For the card front, adhere a panel of Old Olive cardstock to the Early Espresso card base with SNAIL.  Next adhere a panel of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock to the Old Olive panel.  Lastly, adhere a panel of Autumn Blessings Designer Series Paper to the panel of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Cut an 18″ length of Lemon Lime Twist 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon.  Wrap the ribbon around the card front and tie a knot to secure on the far left side.  Trim the ends of the ribbon to desired length.  Stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink on a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock and cut it out with a die from the Lots of Labels Framelits.  Use the next size up die to cut a mat for the sentiment from Early Espresso cardstock.

Dry fit the label over the ribbon on the card front to make any adjustments needed in ribbon placement and location of the knot.  Apply a bit of Multipurpose Liquid Glue under the ribbon in the area that will be covered by label to secure it.  Adhere the sentiment label to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Stamp the oak leaf and acorn image from the Count My Blessings stamp set with Early Espresso ink.  Color the stamped image using a blender pen and inks from the following ink pads – Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist and Cajun Craze ink for the leaves and Cajun Craze and Chocolate Chip ink for the acorns.  Color the branch and stems with a Chocolate Chip marker, using the writing tip. Fussy-cut the botanical image after the coloring is completed.  Adhere the colored image to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and use a bit of Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the area overlapping the sentiment panel.

Adhere a panel of Old Olive cardstock to the card interior with SNAIL.  Adhere a Lemon Lime Twist panel to the Old Olive panel.  Stamp the botanical image with Early Espresso ink in one corner of a panel of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Adhere this panel to the Lemon Lime Twist panel.  Done!

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.


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Stampin’ Up! is offering a great Paper Pumpkin promotion for new subscribers!  Get half off your September Kit when you subscribe between August 11 and September 10 with promo code HALFOFF0917.

Here is the fine print for this offer:

  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join between Friday, August 11 and Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to the new subscriber’s first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • New subscribers must visit paperpumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at paperpumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Products used to create this project: 

Blender Pens

$12.00

Big Shot

$110.00

Available for Order on September 1st:

  • 144787 – Count My Blessings Stamp Set (wood)
  • 144790 – Count My Blessings Stamp Set (clear)
  • 144613 – Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper

***Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Early Espresso CS – 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″ for card base, 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ panel
  • Old Olive CS – (cut 2) 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ panels
  • Lemon Lime Twist CS – (cut 2) 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ panels
  • Very Vanilla CS – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ panel for card interior, 3″ x 4″ panel for sentiment,   3″ x 3″ panel for stamped image
  • Painted Autumn DSP –  3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ panel
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Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons Falling Leaves for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Welcome back to another Inkin’ Krew blog hop!  Our very talented team is doing a blog hop featuring Stampin’ Up! products.  This month our theme is “Fall Frenzy”. Here is the card I created:

This triple fold card is designed to celebrate the beautiful colors of Fall leaves.  It was created with Colorful Seasons stamps, Seasonal Layers Thinlits dies and Color Theory Designer Series Paper.  These stamps and dies are so versatile and cover every season of the year.  This Designer Series Paper is beautiful as a background, adding texture and interest without overpowering the design.

To begin, score a 5-1/2″ x 11″ panel of Early Espresso cardstock on the long side at 1-1/4″, 4″ and 6-3/4″.  Fold in a zigzag fashion as shown, creating three layers when closed.  Use a bone folder to make the folds crisp and smooth.  Cut all the panels Old Olive Color Theory Designer Series Paper as indicated at the end of this post.  Use SNAIL to adhere the narrow panel of Old Olive White Crackle design to the front side of the first layer.  Adhere the three panels of Old Olive Green Crackle design to the interior sections, as shown.  Dry fit the largest Old Olive White Crackle design panel to determine placement for the sentiment, so it doesn’t show when the card is closed.  Stamp the sentiment using Early Espresso ink, then adhere the sentiment panel to the final interior section.


To create the paper for the leaves, use sponge daubers and ink pads to add color to a  5-1/2″ x 8″ panel of Whisper White cardstock.  The ink pads used are Olive Olive, Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, Cajun Craze, Lemon Lime Twist and Crushed Curry.  After sponging the panel, lay the dies over the cardstock to select the area you want to cut to have a variety of shades.  Try to have no two leaves alike.  Die cut eight small leaves and two large leaves with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.   Adhere the leaves to the sections as shown, varying the orientation of each leaf.

The final step is to create the belly band.  It adds interest to the overall design and holds the card closed to create some intrigue for the recipient.  Wrap the 9-1/2″ by 1″ strip of Old Olive cardstock around the closed card.  Don’t make it too challenging to remove – make it snug enough to not slip down on it’s own, but loose enough to slide off easily.  Apply a bit of Multipurpose Liquid glue at the overlapped ends to secure.  The seam is on the front of the card and will be covered by the large leaf.  Use Mini Glue Dots to adhere a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon along the center of the belly band, trimming the ends so there is no overlap.  Cut the detailed leaf from Early Espresso cardstock with the die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlets.  Adhere it to a large sponged leaf with small dabs of Multipurpose Liquid Glue or the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  Use the branch die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits dies to cut a limb from Early Espresso cardstock.  Cut the limb into three sections with your Paper Snips to use as twigs behind the leaf.  Adhere the leaf and twigs to the belly band with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, and you’re done!

Alright, on with the hop!  Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Mary Deatherage’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Jaimie Babarczy created.

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:

  1. Linda Richenberg
  2. Jari Francis
  3. Jaimie Babarczy
  4. Sue Prather:  (That’s me!)
  5. Mary Deatherage
  6. Amy Koenders

Have you heard??? Our team is getting together and we’re having a 

Products used to create this project: 

Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

 

***Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Early Espresso CS – 5-1/2″ x 11″, scored at 1-1/4″, 4″ and 6-3/4″ for card base, 3″ x 3″ square or scrap for die cut detailed leaf, 2-1/2″ x 5″ panel for die cut limb
  • Whisper White CS – 3″ x 8-1/2″ panel to sponge for die cut leaves
  • Old Olive CS – 1″ x 9-1/2″ strip for belly band
  • Color Theory DSP – Old Olive White Crackle design – one panel 1″ x 5-1/4″, one panel 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Color Theory DSP – Old Olive Green Crackle design – one panel 1″ x 5-1/4″, two (2) panels 2-1/2″ x 5-1/4″

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Stampin’ Up! Birthday Balloons – Foil Frenzy

Have you ever just loved the inside of a card as much as the front?  Have you cut the finished card into two halves and made two cards instead of one?  I admit it, yes.  Yes, I have.  But not this time.  This time I just decided to show you the inside first.  Inside out, I guess you’d say. 

For the inside, use SNAIL to adhere a panel of Basic Black cardstock to a panel of Berry Burst cardstock.  Then adhere both to the interior of the Lemon Lime Twist card with SNAIL.  The sentiment is cut from Lemon Lime Twist cardstock with the Happy Birthday Thinlits die.  It is adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Leave a portion of the “y” on “Birthday” unglued, so you can wrap the linen thread around it.  Punch a smaller size balloon from the Berry Burst dot pattern Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series paper using the Balloon Bouquet punch.  Tie with a 7″ length of Linen Thread.  Adhere the balloon as shown using Liquid Glue.  Wrap the tail of the Linen Thread around the “y”, make a loop, adhere to the cardstock lightly with Liquid Glue, and trim the end as desired.

I do love the variety of foil colors and designs in the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series paper.  The bright colors are a great contrast to the Kraft paper.  So many possibilities!  The card front features three larger size balloons punched from the Foil Frenzy paper with the Balloon Bouquet punch.  They are each tied with a 5″ length of Linen Thread.  The balloon on the right (chevron pattern Lemon Lime Twist foil) is adhered directly to the card front using Liquid Glue.  The Berry Burst spotted foil balloon and Soft Sky striped foil balloon are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Bring the thread together in the center and adhere with a drop of Liquid Glue.  Then add a triple-looped bow, adhered with a bit of Liquid Glue, as well.  Trim the loose ends of the Linen Thread to desired length, as shown.  Use SNAIL to adhere the art panel to a panel of Berry Burst cardstock.  Then adhere both to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Add an assortment of colors and sizes of sequins from the Iridescent pack for a bit more shimmer and shine on the art panel.  Adhere each one with a small dab of Liquid Glue.  To avoid a disaster, squeeze some glue out on a scrap of paper and use a toothpick to put a small dab where you want it on the card front.  Carefully place a sequin on the glue, using tweezers if needed.

Don’t forget to turn the card right side out and sign with your White Stampin’ Chalk Marker  🙂

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Have you heard??? Our team is getting together and we’re having a 

Products used to create this project: 

 

***Cardstock Cuts for this project: 

  • Lemon Lime Twist CS – 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″ for card base, 4″ x 4-1/2″ panel for die cut
  • Berry Burst CS – cut (2) panels – 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ for mats
  • Basic Black CS – cut (2) panels 5″ x 3-3/4″ for art pieces
  • Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP – 2″ x 2″ panels of 4 assorted colors and patterns for balloons

 

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Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Bouquet in a Watering Can

Today’s card combines stamps and dies from the Beautiful Bouquet Bundle and the Grown With Love Bundle.  It also features a panel of Petal Garden Designer Series Paper, which inspired the color selection.  I just love the way Stampin’ Up! inks, cardstock, twine and Designer Series Paper colors all coordinate, don’t you?

The card layout was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #297

Also playing along with the Stamp, Paper, Ink Challenge #108

The first step is to die cut three of the groups of four larger size flowers from the Bouquet Bunch die set from Watercolor Paper.  I followed the watercolor technique as taught by Sandi MacIver in the YouTube tutorial in her post here using Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo and Calypso Coral inks.  Use the 1/8″ circle punch to make the Daffodil Delight flower centers, which are glued to the back side of the blooms with a small dab of Liquid Glue.  Die cut the flower stem from Old Olive cardstock.  Stamp the watering can with Pool Party ink on a panel of Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the coordinating dies.  The cut out for the handle is a separate piece – looks like a half-moon. Hint: Secure the dies in place with washi tape or something similar before cutting with the Big Shot.

You will need to trim off approximately one inch from the bottom of the stem bundle so it does not extend below the bottom of the watering can.  After a dry-fit to determine placement, adhere  the stem and flowers along the right side of the 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ panel of Whisper White cardstock with Liquid Glue.  Use Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the watering can, as shown.  Then adhere the art panel to the Flamingo Floral cardstock mat.  Wrap the left side of the art panel 3 times with Flirty Flamingo Baker’s Twine, securing the ends on the back side with tape.  For some finishing touches, embellish the watering can with tiny Pearl Basic Jewels and attach a triple-looped bow with a Glue dot, as shown.  Set this panel aside as you prepare the card base.

Use SNAIL to adhere the panel of Petal Garden Designer Series Paper to the Whisper White cardstock mat.  Adhere this layer to the card base with SNAIL, as well.  Then adhere the completed art piece to the front of the completed card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the card liner, adhere the DSP strip along the edge of the Whisper White panel with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Stamp the sentiment from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set with Flirty Flamingo ink.  Adhere the completed liner the to card interior with SNAIL.

*** You can find a complete list of supplies for this project, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

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Products used to create this project:

Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

***Cardstock Cuts for this project: 

  • Flirty Flamingo CS – 5″ x 10″, scored at 5″ for card base, 3-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ panel for mat for art piece
  • Whisper White CS – (cut 2) 4-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ panels, 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ panel for art piece, 3″ x 3″ panel or scrap for stamped & die cut watering can.
  • Old Olive CS – 3″ x 4″ panel or scrap for die cut stems
  • Daffodil Delight CS – small scrap for hole punched flower centers
  • Watercolor Paper – 3″ x 4″ panel for die cut flowers
  • Petal Garden DSP – 4-5/8″ x 4-5/8″ panel, 1/4″ x 4-3/4″ strip
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