Stampin’ Up! Thanksgiving card

Hi Friends,

I do love the Fall!

The smell of autumn is intoxicating to me.

I love the colors which tell me the summer has worked very hard…now is time for the leaves to ‘rest’.

So when I saw this Stampin’ UP! Falling For Leaves stamp set, I knew I had to have it!

Here is my very own version of a card I will be excited to send.

The base is Merry Merlot and the next layer is Old Olive.

I embossed the Very Vanilla layer with the NEW Subtles Dynamic Embossing Folder.

You can’t  see the impressions…. well because it’s ‘subtle’ but in real life, it is VERY nice.

It adds just enough texture to give it some extra ‘subtle’ attention!

Next I took the leaf stamps and using Old Olive, Merry Merlot and Cajun Craze inks, stamped then cut them out with the Thinlits.

Then for just a bit of pizzazz, I took Old Olive ribbon and Linen Thread to make a small bow. This was attached with a Glue Dot.

In the opposite corner I just had to add a Gold Faceted gem.

The message was layered onto a piece of Merry Merlot and adhered with Dimensionals. AND of COURSE I just had to use a bit of Wink of Stella –here and there for interest. To me, Wink of Stella is a must fro any project–it adds a sparkle of interest!

What do YOU think?

Please feel free to add your comments below.

I LOVE to hear YOUR opinions!

As always, I can make a Long Distance Package for you. Tell me how many cards you’d like to make and I’ll get your kit prepared! Don’t like the colors I used? You can tell me what your preferences are and I’ll customize it for you.

 

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Stampin’ Up! Thinking of You card

Hi Friends,

This week I’m in Orlando for our 30 year Stampin’ Up! Celebration convention!

One of the FUN things we do is create cards to swap with other Demonstrators ( over 5000 of us!!!)

This is one Swap card I designed.

I used Gray Granite as the base –such a subtle color –I LOVE it!

The next layer is Coastal Cabana embossed with the Layering Leaves Folder.

Then I took a piece of the Silver Foil card stock and layered Frosted Floral DSP on top of that.

Those papers are soooooo beautiful–one side has a muted shimmery appearance to it. GORGEOUS!

The Silver Foil paper makes the designer paper really POP!

SO I swapped these with my house mates  and I’ll show you what I received in return when I’m back in Massachusetts.

I’m SURE I’ll have some gorgeous cards to share with all of you!

 

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Stampin’ Up! Signs of Santa

Hi Friends,

Ho-ho-HO! This adorable Stampin’ Up! stamp set Signs of Santa makes me LAUGH!

Here is the card I made all by myself! HA HA HA!

Stampin' Up! Signs of Santa card

FIrst, I love the expressions on ALL the elves and Mr and Mrs Claus!

Look at this little impish elf!

He’s popped up with a few Dimensionals.

I LOVE the predominant color palette – Poppy Parade and Garden Green. Festive and bright!

It was fun making this one by using the Santa’s Signpost Framelits and the Santa’s Workshop DSP.

My message was used with the Silver Foil Paper and the Merry Christmas Thinlit Dies.

Yet another option for holiday cards!

I hope you like it and if you have any questions, please contact me!

 

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