Country Home Fall Card

Country Home Fall Card

It’s Fall Y’all, and nothing says that more than the Country Home stamp set.  The images in this set remind me of sweet Fall floral arrangements.  I love walking the levee behind my house, during this season of the year, picking Fall wild flowers.  I just wish I had one of the metal cans to arrange them in.  I’m drawn to the old farmhouse look.

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What says Country Home better than a metal milk jug, chicken wire and beautiful Fall colors?  Stampin’ Up! has made creating lovely cards like this one so quick and easy.  The products in the Country Lane Suite include that fabulous stamp set along with the chicken wire elements, and the fantastic County Lane Designer Series Paper. And wait, did you notice all the texture in the background?  That was created with the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. That one is a must-have. It reminds me of the tin tile ceilings in lots of the old buildings here in New Orleans.

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Stampin’ Blends will make you feel like an artist. These high-quality alcohol markers come in both a light and dark shade of the color offered.  In my Country Home card, I’ve used dark Blackberry Bliss, light and dark Smoky Slate, dark Old Olive and light and dark Calypso Coral.  The color goes on so smooth and even, you barely have to touch the paper and the color just glides!

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Did you notice the splatter around the focal image?  I did that using my Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write Marker.  Just use the cap on the brush tip and flick the color on.  Instant texture!

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To accentuate the texture on the Tin Tile embossed mat, I just sponged on a little Smoky Slate ink.  It really made things pop.  I’ve got a FREE video tutorial for you, to show you how I can created this Country Home card. Hope you enjoy!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Embossed Mat – Smoky Slate CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder
  • DSP – Country Lane – 2″ x 5 1/4″
  • Accent Band – Crushed Curry CS – 5 1/4″ x 3/4″, embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder
  • Focal Mat – Cajun Craze CS – 4 1/4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Stamped Image – Thick Whisper White CS – 4″ x 2 1/4″

Stamping/inking/coloring:

  • On the piece of thick Whisper White, stamp the image in Memento Tuxedo Black.  Color with the Stampin’ Blends markers. Flick the color on the image with your Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write Marker.
  • Sponge Smoky Slate ink onto the surface of the Smoky Slate embossed mat.
  • Wet glue the Smoky Slate mat to the card front.
  • Wet glue the DSP to the card front.
  • Adhere the chicken wire to the card front, attaching with scotch tape.
  • Wet glue the accent band to the seam of the DSP.  This will also help to secure the chicken wire to the card front.
  • Pop the stamped image to the Cajun Craze mat.
  • Pop the focal image to the card front. 

If you need any supplies to complete the project, I would appreciate you shopping my online store.

Stamparatus

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Halloween Sampler Toil & Trouble

Halloween Sampler Toil & Trouble

Sadly, my Halloween Sampler will be the last of my 2018 Halloween projects.  It’s time to move on to Fall and Christmas.  Where in the world is 2018 going?  One of my wonderful club members asked that I design a Halloween Sampler using the Cauldron Bubbles bundle.  I jumped at that opportunity because the bundle is just so cute and easy to work with.

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And this year we have a second Halloween bundle, Spooky Sweets.  That bundle includes our Spooky Bats punch. 

The color combination for our Halloween Sampler is Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White and Basic Black.  Lots of those colors can be found in the Toil and Trouble DSP.  That’s one of the cutest Halloween paper lines we’ve had.  Lots of the images coordinate with the dies, making creating a piece like this super quick and easy.

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Instead of stamping and coloring the witch and the cat, I just cut it from the DSP with the coordinating dies.  I just love all the texture in the piece.  And that was created with our fabulous collection of embossing folders.

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Have you used our new Copper Shimmer Paint? If not, I’ve got a great technique that was used on all the large Gorgeous Grape elements.  I created my own custom Copper Shimmer mist.  I hope you can see the color and shine on those pieces.

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The pumpkins too, came from the DSP.  I just drew a little jack-o-lantern face on one of the pumpkins with the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.  Did you know that this is one of the markers that is sold separately?

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I know bats aren’t really cute, but I have to say these make me smile.  I stamped them in Memento Black and punched them out with the Spooky Bats punch.  I’ve got a tip for you in my video tutorial that will help line up that stamp and punch every time, quick and easy.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Large Mat – Pineapple Punch CS – 12” x 12”
  • Medium Mat – Mango Melody CS – 8 ½” x 8 ½” – stamp the star image from Cauldron Bubbles in Mango Melody on each of the four points of the mat. Measure 1 ¾” from the point and mark with a light pencil line.
  • Medium Mat – Basic Black CS – 8 ½” x 8 ½”

Block #1

  • Mat – Mango Melody CS – 5 1/4” x 2 ½”
  • Mat – Thick Whisper White CS – 5” x 2 ¼”,  emboss with the Swirls and Curls EF
  • Oval – Gorgeous Grape CS – 3” x 4”, cut with the Layering Ovals framelit, spritz with Copper Mist.
  • Witch – Toil & Trouble DSP – fussy cut one of the witches, highlight sections with the clear wink of stella pen
  • Cat – Toil & Trouble DSP – cut one of the cats with the coordinating die from the Cauldron set.
  • Broom – Whisper White CS – 1 ¾” x 3 ¾” – stamp the image in Memento Tuxedo Black, color with Stampin’ Write Markers, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie.  Cut out the image with the coordinating die from the Cauldron set.
  • Banner – Granny Apple Green CS – 1 ½” x 3 ¼”, cut with the die from Farmhouse set.
  • Sentiment – Gorgeous Grape CS – 1 ¼” x 2 ½”, cut with the die from Layering Ovals framelits and Whisper White CS – 2 ½” x 1 ¾”, stamp the sentiment from Cauldron Bubble in Gorgeous Grape, cut with the Layering Ovals framelits.

Block #2

  • Mat – Mango Melody CS – 5 1/4” x 2 ½”
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 5” x 2 ¼”, embossed with the Woodland EF.  Stamp off Memento Black ink twice, using the grunge stamp from the Spooky Sweets set.
  • Ghosts – Whisper White CS – 4 ¼” x 1 ¾”, stamp the ghost image 3x in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Lightly wash gorgeous grape color onto the ghosts with an aqua painter.  Cut with the die from Cauldron framelits. Apply clear ink of stella on each.
  • Moon – Whisper White CS – 2” x 2”, stamp the image from the Spooky Sweets set in Mango Melody, punch with the Twinkle Builder punch.
  • Sentiment – Gorgeous Grape CS – 2” x 2” punch with the 1 1/8” scallop circle punch and Whisper White CS – 2” x 2” stamp the sentiment from Cauldron Bubble in Gorgeous Grape, punch with the 1” circle punch.
  • Stars – Mango Melody – 1” x 2”, cut with the die from Cauldron Bubble.

Block #3

  • Mat – Mango Melody CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½”
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 2 ¼” x 2 ¼”, embossed with the Softly Falling EF.
  • Cauldron – Toil & Trouble DSP – Cut using the coordinating die from the Cauldron set. Highlight the liquid and fire with clear wink of stella
  • Frog – Whisper White CS – 2” x 2”, stamp the frog from Cauldron Bubbles in Granny Apple Green CS.  Blend the color with a blender pen.  Cut out the image with the coordinating die from the Cauldron set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2” x 2”, stamp with the die from Cauldron Bubble in Gorgeous Grape.  Fussy cut, separating the words into two sections.

Block #4

  • Mat – Mango Melody CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½”
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 2 ¼” x 2 ¼”, embossed with the Seaside EF.
  • Starburst – Gorgeous Grape CS – punch one starburst, spritz with copper mist.
  • Hat – Toil & Trouble DSP – Fussy cut one hat, highlight with clear wink of stella pen.
  • Broom – Whisper White CS – 1 ¾” x 3 ¾” – stamp the image in Memento Tuxedo Black, color with Stampin’ Write Markers, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie.  Cut out the image with the coordinating die from the Cauldron set.

Block #5

  • Mat – Mango Melody CS – 5 1/4” x 2 ½”
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 5” x 2 ¼”, embossed with the Pinewood Planks EF
  • Pumpkins – Toil & Trouble DSP – Fussy cut three pumpkins.  Chose one to draw on a jack-o-lantern face with the Black Stampin’ Write Marker.
  • Sentiment – Gorgeous Grape CS – 1 ¾” x 1 ¾” – cut with the die from Layering Squares framelits, spritz with copper mist.  Whisper White CS – 2” x 2”, stamp the image from Spooky Sweets in Gorgeous Grape, cut with the die from Layering Squares.
  • Ribbon – Black Glitter Organdy – 12”

Block #6

  • Mat – Mango Melody CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½”
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 2 ¼” x 2 ¼”, embossed with the Tin Tile EF
  • Bats – Whisper White CS – 2 ½” x 3 ½”, stamp the images in Memento Black with the image from Spooky Sweets.  Punch the images with the Spooky Bats punch.  Apply clear wink of stella to each.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 ¾” x 1 ¾” – stamp the image from Spooky Sweets in Gorgeous Grape and fussy cut the word “spooky”.

All supplies for the Halloween Sampler can be found on in my online store.  I would appreciate your business.

Big Shot

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Blender Pens

$12.00

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World Card Making Day First Frost

World Card Making Day First Frost

Hooray, it’s World Card Making Day!! It’s not too late to get in your craft room and #makeacardsendacard for someone special. Handmade cards are unique, one of kind, treasures.  The cards reinforce how much one person loves another.  On this World Card Making Day, set aside some time to give a part of yourself. Your creation will be cherished and kept forever.

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For my World Card Making Day card, I used the First Frost bundle.  It’s not just for Christmas and I really wanted to show the versatility of this set. I needed a swap card for my WOW Team Swap, It’s Fall Y’all was the theme and I thought this would be a great opportunity to shake things up and use this set. Choosing my color palette was the first step. Warm colors speak Fall to me and so I chose Cajun Craze,Crushed Curry and Blackberry Bliss with hints of all things copper.  

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The absolutely fabulous DSP background is from the Frosted Floral Specialty pack.  Talk about yummy!! This DSP has a shimmery, frosted look.

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Look at all that texture on the roses. And it’s so easy to do.  Just ink, stamps and paper and you’ll look like an artist. The beautiful copper accents were created with the sprig die from the First Frost set.  The Seasonal Layers Thinlits have so many fantastic dies, but I was drawn to that gorgeous leaf. I cut two of those for this design.

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When choosing the sentiment for my World Card Making Day card, I knew I wanted something that spoke to thanks and being grateful.  I knew we had just the right words with the lovely sentiments in Country Home.

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To me, a really special card isn’t complete until you’ve dressed up the inside.  It’s another little something that you can add to your card making to make the recipient feel truly special.

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I just love this card and I hope the person that will be receiving it will know how much they mean to me. Stamping the envelope will even make the postman take a second look and admire the gift I’m sending to my friend.

My World Card Making Day card has lots of layers and may look a little intimidating to some.  But, no worries, I’ve published this FREE video tutorial in case you want to create that special someone a WOW card.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Gray Granite – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • DSP – Frosted Floral Specialty DSP – 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3 1/4″ x 2 1/2″, stamped in Blackberry Bliss with the stamp from Country Home.  Rich Razzleberry CS – 3 1/4″ x 2 1/2″.  Both pieces cut with the die from the Merry Christmas Thinlits.
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″. All images are from the First Frost set.  Stamp three large roses in Crushed Curry, 2 large roses in Cajun Craze, 2 small roses in Cajun Craze and 3 accent flowers in Blackberry Bliss.  Die cut all with the dies from the Frosted Bouquet Framelits.
  • Leaves – Joyous Noel 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper – Copper – 3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″, cut two leaves with the die from Seasonal Layers.
  • Sprigs – Joyous Noel 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper – Copper – 6″ x 1 3/4″, cut three sprigs with the die from Frosted Bouquet Framelits.
  • Inside Accent Band – Frosted Floral Specialty DSP – 3/4″ x 4 1/4″. Stamp the spring st and 2nd generation in Cajun Craze.

I’ll bet you’re itching to create one of these cards.  If so, I would appreciate you shopping my online store for any supplies you might need.

Big Shot

$110.00
Glue Dots

$5.25

Thank you so much for joining me today.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Wishing You Well Card

Wishing You Well Card

The Wishing You Well stamp set is one of Stampin’ Up!’s DisINKtive sets.  What does that mean?  In one stamping motion you will achieve highlights and lowlights of the same image.  Talk about quick and easy card making.

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The Wishing You Well set contains both a fabulous leaf spray image and a lovely wreath.  The bow is the set is definately one of the stars in my opinion.  Break out some whisper white card stock and few stamp pads and stamp away so that you can pick your favorites.  

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The font in the Wishing You Well set is a pretty delicate script.  The sentiments will meet many needs, including holiday, get well, thoughts and prayers and just a note.  That’s what I call versatility.

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During our World Card Making promotion, October 1-7, pick up some of the supplies you’ll need to create this card on sale.  You’ll want to stock up on great adhesives.  Our Whisper White and Very Vanilla Notecards and Envelopes are also on sale.  This stamp is perfect for the notecard size format.

In my FREE video tutorial on this lovely Wishing You Well card will highlight the DisINKtive technology.  Let me know if you have any questions.  I’m happy to help in any way I can.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Old Olive CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP – Share What You Love Specialty DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″, ink the edges in Old Olive ink.
  • Focal Mat – Rich Razzleberry CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • Stamped Image – Wishing You Well Stamp Set – Whisper White CS – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/2″. Stamp the leaf spray in Old Olive.  Stamp the accent flowers in Rich Razzleberry.
  • Bow – Whisper White CS – 2 ” x 2 1/2″ – Stamp the Bow in Rich Razzleberry
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 2″, stamp in Rich Razzleberry. Rich Razzleberry CS – 1 3/4″ x 3 1/4″.  Cut both with the die from Merry Christmas Thinlits.

I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store for any of the supplies needed to complete the project.

Big Shot

$110.00

Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

 

World Card Making Event

World Card Making Event

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Did you know that Saturday, October 6th is World Card Making Day?  What a fabulous time to make a card and send a card to a friend. Stampin’ Up! has given us a great promotion to help with just that.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Work Card Making Day Promotion, Stampin' Up!There are great stamp sets, card making kits, core supplies and adhesives at a 10% discount.  If you already have or will be purchasing the stamp sets, here are a few samples for inspiration. These were created by Stampin’ Up’s creative team. Aren’t they fabulous?

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Be sure to visit my online store to place your order today!