Time for the Fall Y’all finale’. I’m over the moon excited to share my Fall Y’all Frame with you guys. Wouldn’t this look super cute on your holiday tablescape. It would also make a great little hostess gift. I’ll be giving one to my daugther for her desk at school. I think the kids will get a kick out of it.
First up, I know you’re asking THE question. Where did you get the frame? Well, believe it or not, my local Dollar General. Yep, and it was only $3. It’s a 5″ x 7″ frame and I love the barnwood look. If that’s not Fall Y’all, I don’t know what is.
Creating my lettering was a breeze with the Playful Alphabet die set. First, I backed my Basic Black card stock with our adhesive sheets to create alphabet stickers. No messy glue and very forgiving as you are planning the perfect placement.
All the dimension and stitching created by the dies made this project super special. The stitched leaves die set is a must have. It’s a very unique set, that can be purchased as a bundle. That will save you 10%. Because the stamp set is photopolymer, you’ll achieve fabulous distressed fall images with each stamping.
Our fantastic focal image was created, yet again, with the Celebration Labels die set. Be sure to check out day #1 and day #2 in the Fall Y’all series. You’ll fast discover you’ve got to have these dies in your crafting stash.
Here’s how the magic happens.
- Frame – 5″ x 7″ – Dollar General
- Mat – Cherry Cobbler CS – 5″ x 7″
- Focal – Mango Melody CS – 5 1/2″ x 7″, cut with the largest die from the Celebration Tidings die set. Plaid Tidings DSP – 4 1/4″ x 6″, cut with the second largest die from the Celebration Tidings die set.
- Pumpkins – Mango Melody CS – one @ 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, cut three ovals with the layering ovals die set. Mango Melody CS – one @ 3 1/2″ x 2″ and Cajun Craze CS – 3 1/2″ x 1 3/4″, cut the dies from the Autumn Essentials set.
- Letters – Basic Black CS – 3″ x 3 1/2″, back with adhesive sheet, cut with the Playful Alphabet dies.
- Stalks – Cinnamon Cider CS – 5″ x 3″, cut with the dies from the Autumn Essentials set.
- Leaves – Cinnamon Cider CS – two @ 3″ x 3″. Mango Melody CS – one @ 2 1/4″ x 3″ and one @ 3 1/2″ x 1 1/4″. Cajun Craze CS – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″. Cherry Cobbler CS – 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″. Pretty Peacock CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″. Die cut the images with the dies from the Stitched Leaves set. Brushed Metallic CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″, punch the images with the Autumn Punch Pack.
- Acorns – Very Vanilla CS – 5 1/2″ x 2″. Stamp the outline in Early Espresso, the cap in Crumb Cake and the bottom in Cajun Craze. Punch the image with the corresponding punch.
- Tall Pumpkin Leaves and Stem – Using the Apple Builder Punch, punch the needed images from the scrape above.
- Bow – Copper Ribbon – two loop bow, about 18″
Fall Y’all Frame Product List
Did you enjoy Fall Y’all week? I sure hope so, because I know I enjoyed bringing all these fall inspired proejcts to you. I would love to earn your business and ask that you shop my online store for your crafting supplies. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!
Can you believe it, we are already moving into the 1st full week of 2020! I’m kicking things off with my Bee Happy Sampler. It’s just too cute and what better message for the upcoming year.
As soon as I saw this bundle, I knew I would love giving it a play. My WOW Club Member, Connie, is having a party this week. Because Connie is an avid scapbooker, I wanted to design something she could use in that part of her crafting. Hence, the Bee Happy Sampler was born.
Stampin’ Up’s product coordination is the best. The Honey Bee bundle in the new Mini coordinates perfectly with the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper offered in the Sale-A-Bration brochure.
In the second block, of my Bee Happy Sampler, I wanted to create a little bee hive scene. One of the best parts of creating samplers is that the blocks can also be used and adapted into cards. And did you notice the texture in the background. I created that with the new Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder. Love!!
Ok, those bees are just too beautiful. Because I spritz them with Champagne Shimmer Mist, they sparkle and shine.
To create the “sunshine” background, I used a sponge brayer loaded with Crushed Curry ink. That’s a quick and easy technique. The letters, cut with the dies from the Hand Lettered Prose set, were also spritzed. I love the sparkle.
Because I’m still recuperating from my recent nasty fall, I couldn’t film a video for my Bee Happy Sampler. But, I did peck away at the keyboard to give you a very detailed PDF. Hope you can enjoy this and create a Bee Happy Sampler of your very own.
Bee Happy Sampler Instructions
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Welcome! I’m pretty proud of the project I’ve got to share with you today. My inspiration was the Strong & Beautiful stamp set, which has so many lovely positive messages. The gorgeous papers in the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper pack coordinated beautifully. And then the magic happened, when I laid a sheet of the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper on top. Voila!
Did you know that you can earn both of those gorgeous paper packs for FREE during the remaining days of Sale-a-Bratoin 2019? Place a $50 order (before tax and shipping) and you can earn either one.
Each of the sweet little blocks on the framed piece are also part of the Petal Promenade papers. Isn’t it lovely? Just cut the blocks into 3″ x 3″ squares and you’re ready to start creating each little vignette. Can’t get any easier than that.
And my color combination came from the papers of course. I used Petal Pink, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Smoky Slate and Whisper White. I just love the softness and elegance.
My butterflies were stamped using the Beautiful Gala set. It’s so easy to create whatever colors you want, because there are stamps to fill in the color as well. I’ll bet you are dying to create one of these for someone very special in your life. I’ve created three so far, one for a very dear friend, one for my daughter and of course one for my Mom. I would love to share the process with you and have filmed a tutorial so you can create right along with me.
Here’s how the magic happens.
- Base – Petal Promenade DSP – 12″ x 12″ Floral
- Overlay – Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper – 12″ x 12″ Floral
- Mat – Petal Pink CS – 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
- Mat – Grapefruit Grove CS – 8″ x 8″
- Element Mats – Petal Pink CS – Four @ 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
- Element DSP – Petal Promenade DSP – 3″ x 3″, ink all in Petal Pink ink
- Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – one @ 3″ x 5 1/2″ and one @ 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″, sentiments cut with the die from Wonderful Floral, Butterflies punched with the Butterfly Duet Punch
- Leaves – Mossy Meadow CS – 2″ x 6″, cut four with the die from Wonderful Floral
- Sprigs – Smoky Slate CS – 1 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ and Copper Foil Paper – 1 1/4″ x 3 1/2″, cut four of each with the die from wonderful Floral
- Small Flowers – Grapefruit Grove CS – 1″ x 8 1/2″, punch 12 flowers with the Bitty Blooms punch.
- Small Doilies – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 2 1/4 , cut two with the die from Doily Builder
- Trim Accents – Highland Heather CS – 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, cut four with the die from Doily Builder
- Basic Pearls – 12
- Metallic Thread – Copper – crate two 8 loop wraps
- Champagne Shimmer Mist – spritz butterflies, flowers, and smoky slate sprigs.
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Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I’ve got a special project to share. This 12×12 Dragonfly Dreams decor frame was a joy to design. One of my lovely club members requested a project highlighting the beautiful Dragonfly Dreams set.
So many beautiful things on this piece, it’s hard to know where to start. I guess I’ll start with the inspiration. Because we live in Southeast Louisiana, we have lots, I mean lots of dragonflies in my garden. We also are in the middle of the fog season. The weather just doesn’t know what it wants to do. There’s nothing like seeing the low drifting fog and little garden creatures interacting. It hit me there. I wanted the little scenes in my Dragonfly Dreams decor piece to look like they were flying around in the reeds, in the fog mist.
Now, how was I going to create that foggy look? To the rescue came the subtle embossing folder. Stamping on top of the embossed mat gave it that sketchy look, almost like fog mist. I used the Abstract Impressions stamp set to create the elusion of reeds and foliage in the garden. The Dragonfly needed to really sing. So, I cut it out with our new Grapefruit Grove Foil Paper. Did you know that you can earn that gorgeous paper FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration? WOW!!!! It has a hologram effect, hard to photograph, but I hope you can see the different colors reflected in the light.
One of my signature flowers is the one tipped in acrylic paint. It gives the flower a vintage look. I used the 4-petal flower punch for my petals and a 1 1/4″ circle, spiral cut, to form the center. Those gorgeous accent leaves and side die-cut detail were cut with the dies from Wonderful Romance.
The sentiment from Part of My Story started the message on this piece. Choosing the perfect accent words was next. The “amazing” was die cut with the die from Celebrate You. And the sweet little “friend” is one of the many word dies from our new set, Well Said.
Another fabulous new die set is the Doily Builder Thinlits Dies. That’s what I used to make the “friend” title pop. Are you inspired to create one of these for your very own or to give to a special friend?
You can download my FREE PDF Tutorial.
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Thanks so much again for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this one.
Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!
Very excited to share today’s project, a sweet nature inspired wallhanging. I designed this nature inspired piece with a special club member in mind. Peggy loves anything inspirational and asked for a project that highlighted our beautiful Bermuda Bay.
One of the best parts of this one, is that you could also create 3 cards instead of the wallhanging. Just adjust the size of the Bermuda Bay mat to 4″ x 5 1/4″. By doing that, you could use a standard card base, 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″. That’s two projects in one design. Can’t get any better than that, right? Let’s get down to the details.
The base of each of the panels is our gorgeous Bermuda Bay cardstock, embossed with the Layering Leaves embossing folder. I also made sure to lightly ink the edges and embossed areas in Bermuda Bay ink. That really made it pop. The nature inspired color combination is Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sea Foam, Mango Melody and Garden Green.
The beautiful flower is two images punched form Garden Impressions DSP, with our new Four-petal flower punch. All the “pretties” were cut from Garden Green and Rich Razzleberry, using the dies from Sweet Cake, Foliage Frames and Flourish sets. The star of the show, that gorgeous butterfly, was cut from Whisper White cardstock and inked with Soft Sea Foam and Rich Razzleberry. The image was cut using the die from Springtime Impressions.
The second panel is truly nature inspired, it’s all about the leaves. The different shapes and color hues set off that lovely sentiment from the High Tide stamp set. Did you notice the leaves in the large center element are also embossed. Lucky us, that is done with the die from Foliage Frames. Not only does it cut the shape, but it embosses as well.
Those luscious Mango Melody leaves were cut using the die from Seasonal Layers. Our leaf punch was used to cut the smaller Garden Green set of leaves. Do’t you just love punches? I know it makes multiples super easy. Be sure to stock up your stash with these great tools.
Who knew that Rich Razzleberry and Mango Melody would look so fabulous together. I just love how this dragonfly turned out. You can’t get more nature inspired than dragonflies and butterflies.
The center panels for each of the main panels were stamped using the corresponding color with stamps from the new Gallery Grunge set. I love the textures those stamps create. The sentiment on this panel is from the Ribbon of Courage set.
Would you like to create this nature inspired wallhanging for your very own? Here’s a quick how-to video. Grab your supplies and create along with me.
Here’s how the magic happens.
- Nature Inspired Panel Bases – Bermuda Bay CS – cut six at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ – on three of the panels, cut the opening for the insert panel as follows: With the paper trimmer and the 4 1/4″ side at the top, line up the right edge on the trimmer on the 1″ mark to the far right of the trimmer. Cut down from 1″ to 4 1/2″, turn and cut to 3 1/4″, turn and cut to 4 1/2″, turn and cut to 3 1/4″. Once cut, run these three panels through the Big Shot with the Layering Leaves embossing folder.
- Inset Panels – Soft Sea Foam CS – cut two at 3″ x 4″ and Rich Razzleberry CS – cut one at 3″ x 4″
- Panel #1 Elements – Butterfly, Whisper White CS 4 1/4″ x 3″, cut with the die from Springtime Impressions. Accent Piece, Rich Razzleberry CS 1″ x 5 1/2″, back with adhesive sheets before cutting with the die from the Flourish set. Flower, Garden Impressions DSP, punch two images using the 4-petal flower punch. Flower center, Rich Razzleberry CS, use a scrap, cut the image with the die from the Flourish set. Leaves and sprigs, Garden Green CS, 2 3/4″ x 2 1/4″, cut the images with the die from Sweet Cake; Garden Green CS, 2″ x 2″, cut the images with the die from Foliage Frames; Rich Razzleberry CS, 1″ x 2 1/2″, cut the images with the die from Flourish set.
- Panel #2 Elements – Focal Image, Soft Sea Foam CS, 4 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut the image with the die from Foliage Frames. Small Leaves, Garden Green CS, use a scrap, punch two sets of leaves with the leaf punch. Large Leaves, Mango Melody CS, two @ 2″ x 2 1/4″, cut with the die from Seasonal Layers.
- Panel #3 Elements – Flower Cluster, Mango Melody CS 2 3/4″ x 2″, cut with the die from Petals and More. Dragonfly, Rich Razzleberry CS, 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, back with adhesive sheet before cutting with the die from Detailed Dragonfly. Mango Melody CS 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″, cut with the die from Detailed Dragonfly.
Stamping and Inking Details:
- Front Panels – Ink the edges and raised images of the three embossed panels in Bermuda Bay.
- Inset panel #1 – Using the stamp from Gallery Grunge, stamp the spotted image in Soft Sea Foam. Stamp the sentiment from Waterfront in Rich Razzleberry ink.
- Butterfly – Ink the center of the wings in Soft Sea Foam. Ink the edges and body center in Rich Razzleberry.
- Ink the Mango Melody DSP flowers in Mango Melody ink.
- Inset panel #2 – Using the stamp from Gallery Grunge, stamp the woodgrain image in Rich Razzleberry. Stamp the sentiment from High Tide in Rich Razzleberry. On the Garden Green leaves, stamp the spotted image from Gallery Grunge in Garden Green. Ink the edges of the leaves in Garden Green.
- Inset Panel #3 – Using the stamp from Gallery Grunge, stamp the spotted image in Soft Sea Foam. Stamp the sentiment from Ribbon of Courage. Highlight the Rich Razzleberry Dragonfly with Clar Wink of Stella pen.
- Panel #1 – Gold Faceted Gem – one small
- Panel #2 – Pearlized Doily – one
- Panel #3 – Basic Jewels Clear Rhinestones – one large and three medium and Gold Mini Sequin Trim, about 4 1/2″
- Ribbon hanger and panel connectors – 1/4″ Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon, one @ 8″ and four @ 2″
To construct each panel, refer to the video tutorial for all the details. If you need some supplies to complete the project, I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store. Remember you can always earn WOW Loyalty Points on your orders.
Thank you so much for visiting today. I am happy to help if you have any questions.
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Time for a new sampler and the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty DSP was my inspiration. This gorgeous paper can be found on page189 in our new Annual Catalog. This paper stack is perfect for all crafters, both card makers and scrapbookers.
The Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut papers are Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other. To create my sampler design, I wanted to custom color the lovely paper. I mixed 10 drops of Granny Apple Green ink refill with alcohol in one spritzer and 10 drops of Coastal Cabana in the other. I laid the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut paper over a sheet of 12″x12″ Very Vanilla CS and randomly spritzed with both colors. In that way, I achieved two pieces of custom colored paper, the positive and negative.
Is that not gorgeous? I love the subtle colors. My plan is to cut this sheet into card fronts and create a gift set of thank you cards. More coming on that soon. But for now, back to our sampler. I knew I wanted it to be nature inspired to go along with the floral pattern in the Delightfully Detailed paper.
I started the first block in the sampler with the Serene Garden Bundle. I just love that corner image and it’s so easy to stamp in just the perfect location with our new Stamparatus! The sweet little sentiment is from the Abstract Impressions stamp set. That’s fast becoming another favorite.
The gorgeous dove is also from Serene Garden. The embossed mat was created with the Lovely Floral 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. In the next block, I knew I wanted to use the Stitched Labels Framelits. I cut the largest label in the set in Coastal Cabana and it really made the stitching pop.
That sweet little rose was created by punching one 1 3/8″ scallop circle. I cut the image into a spiral and rolled it with my tweezers. But hang on, I almost forgot to tell you. The color combination for this sampler is Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, and Night of Navy. Love it!!!!
One of the things I love about Stampin’ Up! products is that you can combine the stamps and dies from various sets to create gorgeous projects.
You can’t have a nature inspired art piece without a butterfly. The new Springtime Impressions Thinlits and Petal Pair embossing folder made creating this sampler block easy. I used my sponge daubes to do all the inking and color blending.
Are you just dying to create one of these? Come on into my studio and I’ll teach you how.
Here’s how the magic happens.
- Base: Whisper White CS – 12” x 12”
- Base Overlay: Detailed 12” x 12” – Fill 2 spritzers one filled with 10 drops of Granny Apple Green ink refill and the other with 10 drops of Coastal Cabana ink refill and alcohol. Place the overlay on top of a piece of 12×12 Very Vanilla CS. Spritz with the two colors, carefully lift the overlay and let the two pieces dry.
- Mat: Night of Navy CS – 8” x 8”
- Block #1 – Mat – Granny Apple Green – 5” x 2 ½”
Stamped Mat – Whisper White CS – 4 ¾” x 2 ¼” – With the stamp from Serene Garden, stamp the image in Night of Navy, using the Stamparatus. Apply one drop of Granny Apple Green Ink refill on an acrylic block and color leaves with a Blender Pen. Ink edges and roll color onto the image with Coastal Cabana ink and a sponge.
Flowers – Coastal Cabana CS – 1” x 4 ¼” – With the stamp from Serene Garden, stamp the image in Coastal Cabana, die cut with the coordinating die from Garden Scene Framelits. Ink the edges in Coastal Cabana. Apply clear wink of stella to the surface of the flowers.
Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 ¼”x 4 ¼” – With the stamp from Abstract Impressions, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy, cut with the die from Petals & More Thinlits.
Ribbon – 5/8” Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle – two 5” pieces
Block Assembly: Wet glue the mats together. Pop the flowers to the mat. Adhere a piece of tear and tape to the back of the sentiment to adhere the two strips of ribbon. Pop the unit to the mat.
- Block #2 – Mat – Granny Apple Green – 5” x 2 ½”
Embossed Mat – Whisper White CS – 4 ¾” x 2 ¼” – emboss with the Layered Leaves embossing folder, lightly ink the edges and embossed surface in Granny Apple Green.
Focal – Stitched Label – Coastal Cabana CS 3 ¾” x 3”, cut with the die from the Stitched Labels Framelits set.
Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 ½” x 3 ½”, cut with the oval from Layering Ovals. Using the stamp from Abstract Impressions, stamp the image in Night of Navy ink.
Rose – Punch one 1 3/8” scallop circle from Coastal Cabana CS, cut into a spiral and roll with a tweezer, forming the rose, glue at the bottom and adhere a rhinestone to the center.
Flower Cluster (under Rose) – Granny Apple Green – 1 ½” x 1 ½” – cut with the die from Bouquet Bundh Framelits.
Leaf Sprigs – Granny Apple Green CS – 1 ¼” x 8 ½”, cut three sprigs from the die in the Bouquet Bunch Framelits set.
Bow – Linen Thread – create a four-loop bow with the Susan Bow Maker.
Block Assembly: Wet glue the mats together. Pop the sentiment to the label. Adhere the leaf sprigs to the back of the label and pop the unit to the mat. Wet glue the small flower cluster to the bottom of the sentiment. Glue dot the bow to the cluster. Wet glue the rose to the center of the bow.
- Block #3 – Mat – Granny Apple Green CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½”
Embossed Mat – Whisper White CS – 2 ¼” x 2 ¼”, embossed with the Lovely Floral TEIF
Bird – Whisper White CS – 3” x 3”, stamp the image from Serene Garden in Night of Navy. Color with Granny Apple Green and Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Markers. Cut with the coordinating die from Garden Scene Framelits. Apply clear wink of stella to the green section of the wings.
Block Assembly: Wet glue the mats together. Pop the bird to the mat.
- Block #4 – Mat – Granny Apple Green CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½”
Mat – Whisper White CS – 2 ¼” x 2 ¼”, Using the stamps from Love What you Do, stamp off the watercolor wash stamp from the Love What You Do stamp set in Coastal Cabana. Stamp the flowers in Night of Navy. Stamp the color wash over the flower heads in Coastal Cabana
Linen Thread – 6”
Block Assembly: Wet glue the mats together. Glue dot the bow to the stems of the flowers.
- Block #5 – Mat – Granny Apple Green CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½”
Embossed Mat – Whisper White CS – 2 ¼” x 2 ¼”, embossed with the Quilt Top embossing folder
Starburst – punch one from Sparkle Glimmer Paper with the Starburst punch.
Sentiment – punch one 1 ¾” circle from Coastal Cabana CS. Whisper White CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½”, stamp the sentiment from the Stitched All Around set in Night of Navy, die cut with the coordinating die.
Leaves – Granny Apple Green CS – 2” x 4 ¼” – emboss the leaves from the Nature’s Roots Framelits, cut the leaves with the matching dies in the same set. Ink the edges of the leaves in Granny Apple Green.
Block Assembly: Wet glue the mats together. Wet glue the leaves to the back of the starburst. Wet glue the Coastal Cabana circle to the back of the sentiment. Pop the sentiment to the starburst. Glue the element to the mat.
- Block #6 – Mat – Granny Apple Green – 5” x 2 ½”
Embossed Mat – Whisper White CS – 4 ¾” x 2 ¼” – emboss with the Petal Pair embossing folder. Ink the flowers in Coastal Cabana and the leaves in Granny Apple Green. Ink the edges on Granny Apple Green.
Butterfly – Whisper White CS – 4 ¼” x 3” – cut the butterfly using the die from Springtime Impressions Thinlits. Ink the body and edges in Night of Navy and the center of the wings in Granny Apple Green.
Block Assembly: Wet glue the mats together. Pop the butterfly to the center of the mat.
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Thank you so much for stopping by today. Hope you enjoyed the project, your comments are always welcome.
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