Kindness Banner Card

This Kindness Banner Card is used for the November 18th Sketch #8 Challenge and the November 25th Color Combo #8 Challenge in the Facebook Group.  Make your projects and share them in the comments section under the Challenge thread.  I look forward to seeing your creations!
Kindness Banner Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Painted Harvest  Photopolymer #144783
Ink:  Early Espresso
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144613
Punch:  Banner Triple #138292
Other:  Touches of Nature Elements #144216
Jute Twine #144625
Stamping Sponges #141337
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prep:
~Cajun Craze cardbase at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~DSP at 1-1/2″ x 12″.   Punch each end with the Banner Triple Punch.  Measure how long you want the bottom Banner to be.  Cut.  Sponge around the edges and top of the pattern you want to show with Early Espresso ink.  Do the same for the top banner.
2.  Stamp your Kindness sentiment in the lower right corner of your Cajun Craze card base in Early Espresso ink.
3.  Attach your bottom Banner about 3/4″ from the fold with Fast Fuse.  Attach the top Banner with Stampin’ Dimensionals about 1″ from the fold and about 1/4″ above the words.
4.  Attach the desired Touches of Nature wood element with 2-3 Glue Dots in the position you like on the card.
5.  Wrap your Jut Twine twice around the fold of your card base and tie a bow.  Slide the bow to the position you want and straighten out the twine so you are happy with it.
You Card is Finished!

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Halloween Owl Card

This Owl will happily watch over you for Halloween to make sure you have a fun and safe time!
Halloween Owl Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Spooky Cat  Photopolymer #144749
Colorful Seasons  Photopolymer #143726
Ink:  Memento Black
Pumpkin Pie
Chocolote Chip
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Basic Black
Fresh Fig
Lemon Lime Twist
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Polka Dot Basics embossing folder #143709
Punch:  1-1/4″ Circle #119861
Adhesives:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Basic Black card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut two piece of Lemon Lime Twist at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach one inside the card base to write on.  Run the other through your Big Shot with the Polka Dot embossing folder.  Attach to card front with Tombow Glue.
3.  Stamp your “Happy OWL oween” on Fresh Fig cardstock in Black ink.  Punch out with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Stamp your Owl on Whisper White cardstock in Memento Black ink.  Stamp the Owl Beak and Feet in Pumpkin Pie ink.  Stamp a Branch in Chocolate Chip ink.  Cut out with the desired Layering Ovals Framelit.  Cut the next Larger Oval Framelit using Basic Black card stock. Layer the Ovals together with Stampin’ Dimensionals and put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
5.  Lay out the Owl and the sentiment where you want them.  Attach with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Halloween!

Quilt Cards video

Have fun using the Christmas Quilt Bundle for any season or occasion!

This video is about 8 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Crafting Forever  Wood Mount #143955, Clear Mount #143958
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze
Old Olive
Tangerine Tango
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper #144613
Big Shot:  Quilt Builder Framelits #144673
Adhesives:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets  #144106
Stampin’ Dimensionals

TIPS:
1.  Cut your papers and Adhesive Sheet at 3″ square.
2.  Use both the Frames with Lines die AND the Square die at the same time when cutting your papers.
~Cut the Frame with lines from solid color cardstock.
~Cut the Designer Series Paper using the same die.
~Arrange the Paper Patterns rotating paper sides the way you want them on the table.
3.  After the Frame with lines is cut, remove the paper with words on from the Adhesive Sheet and attach it to the back of the Frame with Lines so the Adhesive is ready to attach your paper to.  Then add the die cut pieces inside the lines until finished.
4.  Remove Adhesive backing and place on either 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ Card Layer or directly on Card Base.
Attach card layer to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
5.  Layering measurements if desired:
~Frame with Lines and patterned paper=3″ x 3″
~Card Layer: Old Olive=3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″

Here are some other cards I made.
Quilt Cards

Have fun using a variety of patterned papers with solid color cardstock to make a quilt for any occasion.

Get supplies to make your paper “Quilt” from My Online Store.

Fall Treat Box

This fun textured Fall Treat Box is quick and easy to make for those last-minute treat giving occasions.

This Video is 8 minutes and 45 seconds long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Gourd Goodness  Photopolymer #144785
Inks:  Crushed Curry
Tangerine Tango
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Pumpkin Pie
Big Shot:  Seaside Embossing Folder #141481
Punch:  Starburst #143717
Other:  Calyspo Cora #l 1/8″ Ribbon #144173
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Stampin’ Trimmer with scoring blade or Stampin’ Score with Stylus

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score down the 8-1/2″ side at 2″, 4″, 6″, 8″.  Score the 5-1/2″ side at 2″.  Cut up the 5-1/2″ side to the 2″ score line.  Cut out the 1/2″ rectangle flap.
2.  Place 3 box sections in the embossing folder.  Fold the bottom flaps under the embossing folder (so they will stay flat).  Run through your Big Shot.  Now line up the last box section in the embossing folder, folding the bottom flaps down again.  Finger crease all the score lines trying not to flatten your embossing.
3.  Flatten the embossing on the 1/2″ side flap.  Lay the outside side up and put Tear & Tape on the side flap.
4.  Choose which side will be the Front.  Turn the box over so the inside side is facing up.  Put Tear & Tape alon the fold and edge of the front flap and the side flaps.  The back flap does not need tape.
5.  Remove the tape backing from the side tab.  Lay down and attach to the opposite edge as shown in the video.  Now remove the tape backing from the bottom flaps.  Fold in the back flap, then the side flaps, then the front flap.  Put your Bone Folder inside the box and rub so the Tape sticks well to all the bottom flaps.
6.  Stamp the leaf on Whisper White.  Use Crushed Curry for the more solid stamp, and Pumpkin Pie ink for the lined stamp.  Fussy cut the leaf out.  Punch a Starburst from Pumpkin Pie card stock.  Attach leaf.  Attach Punch to box with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
7.  Tie your ribbon around the box using Glue Dots at the corners and/or under the bow if necessary to hold it in place.
8.  Put in your treats or gift and bring a smile to someone today!

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Woodland Embossing Folder Card Video

Make this fun Fall Cat card using and Embossing Folder coloring technique!

This Video is 3-1/2 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Count My Blessings  Wood Mount #144787, Clear Mount #144790  – Video Card
Spooky Cat   Photopolymer #144749 (for Cat card)
Ink:  Crumb Cake – both cards
Early Espresso – Video card
Memento Black – Cat card
Tangerine Tango – Cat card
Whisper White -Cat card
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Tangering Tango
Basic Black – Cat card
Big Shot:  Woodland Embossing Folder #139673
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Punch:  Cat Punch #144666  Cat card
Embellishments:  Enamel Shapes – Cat card
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals

REMINDERS:
1.  Lightly rub your ink pad on the inside of the embossing folder on the side where you can see the word “Sizzix: through it.  Make sure you cover all the areas your 4″ x 5-1/4” Whisper White card stock will be.  It does not have to be perfect through.
2.  Stamp the cat face first, then punch out the cat.  Watch the video for this.  Glue the cat onto the card front.
3.  Cardstock measurements:
~Tangerine Tango card base:  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Whisper White card front:  4″ x 5-1/4″
4.  Stamp your greeting on Whisper White cardstock then cut out with your Stitched Shapes Oval.  Add embellishments if desired.  Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~If you are using the Happy Halloween sentiments, stamp the main part with Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock first, then stamp the Happy Halloween in Tangerine Tango last.

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Happiest of Birthdays to You

This quick and elegant Birthday Card is sure to be admired by the Birthday woman or man.  Just leave off the bow for a man’s card.
Happiest of Birthdays

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Birthday Blooms  Wood Mount #140655, Clear Mount #140658
Ink:  Early Espresso
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White
Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper #144640
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Embellishments:  Foil Snowflakes #144642
1/4″ Copper Trim #144179
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prep:
~Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE & fold at 4-1/4″.
~Thick Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
~Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper at 3″ x 4″.  Attach to card front.
~Stamp Happiest of Birthdays to You on Whisper White card stock in Early Espresso ink.  Cut out with an Oval Stitched Shapes Framelit.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
2.  Put the Card together.
~Lay out the Snowflake and Oval Birthday on your card front to determine the position you want them in.
~Tie a bow from the copper Trim, if desired, and attach it to the Oval die cut.  An option for a man is to attach a strip of ribbon along the top of the Designer Series Paper instead of tying a bow, OR leave off the ribbon completely.  My guys don’t seem to mind the Copper Trim as it looks borwnish and metallic.
~Attach the Oval sentiment to the Snowflake with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Now put Glue Dots on the back of the Snowflak behind the Oval die cut.  Attach to card front.  Trim ribbon ends if necessary.
~Attach card front to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used 9 Stampin’ Dimensionals:  3 across the top, center, and bottom.

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Wood & Leaf Card

We made this Wood & Leaf card at my Stamp Class on Friday.  It is a quick card to make.  It is also perfect for men and nature-lovers.
Wood and Leaf card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Count My Blessings   Wood Mount #144787, Clear Mount #144790
Ink:  Early Espresso
Cardstock:  Soft Suede
Very Vanilla
Crushed Curry
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper #144177
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Seasonal Layers Thinlits #143751
Other:  1/4″ Copper Trim  #144179
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Soft Suede card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Wood paper at 2″ x 6″.  Attach to card base leaving 1/8″ – 1/4″ cardstock showing by the fold.  Trim excess from ends.
3.  Cut 6″ Copper Trim.  Put SNAIL on the back and attach to card front along edge of Wood paper.  Trim ends.
4.  Cut a 2″ square of both Crushed Curry cardstock and Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet.  Run over the Adhesive sheet with your Bone Folder.  Peel of the part with words and stick the other part to your card stock.  Now lay the cardstock, adhesive ssheet side down, on your Big Shot.  Place the large detailed leaf Thinlit on the cardstock.  Run through your Big Shot.  NOTE:  I do recommend using the Precision Base Plate for this die.  Also use the most flat cutting pad you have over the Leaf.  Remove the cut leaf from the Thinlit.  You can use the Big Shot die brush to help remove all the small pieces or just use a toothpick.  Set on top of your card base.
5.  Stamp Thinking of You in Early Espress ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  Cut out with an Oval Stitched Shapes Framelit.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
6.  Lay the Leaf and Oval in the position you want them.  Peel of the sticker backing from the leaf and attach.  Remove the Dimensional backings from the Oval and attach.
7.  If desired, stamp some leaves on your envelope or pur some Wood paper on your envelope flap.

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Halloween Jack O’ Lantern Card

Make this quick and easy Halloween Jack O’Lantern card using the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper or stamp your own pumpkins or Jack O’Lanterns on Very Vanilla cardstock.
Halloween Jack O'Lantern Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Spooky Cat  Photopolymer #144749
Inks:  Tangerine Tango
Memento Black
Cajun Craze
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze
Pumpkin Pie
Whisper White
Spooky Night Designer Series Paper #144610
Big Shot:  Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Other:  1/4″ Copper Trim #144179
Stamping Sponge
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dot

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cajun Craze card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Jack O’Lantern paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Tie Copper Trim around it and tie a knot.  Keep in place with a Glue Dot under the knot.  Attach to card base.
Variation:  Cut Very Vanilla card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp pumpkins in a variety of orange inks randomly over the Very Vanilla card stock.  Stamp or draw faces on them if desired.  Wrap with ribbon, tie a knot, and attach to your card front.
3.  Stamp the Yummy Treat in Black ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Then stam Trick or Treat in Pumpkin Pie ink as shown in photo.  Cut out with the Layering Oval Framelit and your Big Shot.  Cut out the next size larger scallop oval from Pumpkin Pie card stock and sponge edges with Cajun Craze ink.  Layer the two ovals together with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
4.  Stamp Trick or Treat on you envelope flap OR cut a piece of patterned paper and attach to your envelope flap if desired.

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October Stamp Class

Here are the four cards we are making at Stamp Class today.
Oct Stamp Class cardsThree of the cards’ instructions are available on a site for my Newsletter subscribers.  The brown one will be posted Wednesday.

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Happy Fall Crafting!

Punched Pumpkin Card

This cute Punch Art Pumpkin Card can be made with either or both Punches or Framelits.  Change the sentiment to use for ANY Fall occasion.
Punch Art Pumpkin Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Spooky Cat  Photopolymer #144749
Inks:  Crushed Curry
Early Espresso
Pumpkin Pie
Old Olive
Card Stock:  Old Olive
Whisper White
Early Espresso
Pumpkin Pie
Big Shot:  Layering Oval Framelits #141706
Punch:  1-1/2″ Circle Punch  #138299
Ribbon:  Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon #144116
Tools:  Fringe Scissors (retired) OR Paper Snips
Stamping Sponge #141337
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tear & Tape
Tombow Glue or Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut & Prep:
~Old Olive card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Early Espress card layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
~Whisper White at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Sponge all over with Crushed Curry ink.  Then sponge with a pouncing motion in random spots to get the effect you want.
~Cut out 3 of the smaller ovals from Pumpkin Pie card stock with your Big Shot.
~Punch out 3 1-1/2″ circles from Pumpkin Pie card stock.
~Stamp your sentiment on Whisper White card stock wity Early Espresso ink.  Cut out with a Layering Oval Framelit.  Cut a Scallop Oval slightly larger from Early Espresso card stock.  Layer together with SNAIL or Glue Dots.
~Cut Old Olive at 1-1/4″ x 5″.  Put some Tear & Tape along one of the long edges.  Now cut your grass blades to the Tear & Tape.
2. Assemble:
~Attach your Grass with the Tear and Tape to the bottom edge of your sponged Whisper White.
~Cut your Ribbon about 16″ long.  Put SNAIL on the back leaving 3″ at each end without tape on.  Wrap the ribbon around the grass.  Tie a knot on the left side.  Trim ends.
~Lay out the Oval and Circle Pumpkins and the sentiment.
~Attach two Ovals to the sponged layer, slightly overlapping with Fast Fuse.  Attach the last Oval with Stampin’ Dimensionals in the center of the other Ovals.  Repeat with the Circles.  Cut stems with Paper Snips from Old Olive cardstock.
~Attach your sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your card is finished!
3.  Envelope.  Sponge the edges and flap if desired.

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Fall Pumpkin Card

This is a quick and easy all-occasion Fall Pumpkin card.  You can change the sentiment and papers for a whole new look!
Fall Pumpkin Card

SUPPLIES:
*Bundle #146021:  *Painted Harvest stamps + *Leaf Punch (Available as Bundle until January 2, 2018)
Stamps:  *
Painted Autumn Photopolymer #144783
Ink:  Garden Green
Cardstock:  Thick Very Vanilla #144237
Peekaboo Peach
Tangerine Tango
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper #144613
Big Shot:  Lots of Labels Framelits #138281
Punch: *Leaf #144667
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots or Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Thick Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Peekaboo Peach at 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
~Patterned Pumpkin Paper at 2″ x 4″.
~Punch two Garden Green Leaves
2. Stamp & Cut.  Stamp your sentiment in Garden Green ink on Tangerine Tango card stock.  Cut out with the Lots of Label Framelit that fits best and your Big Shot.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
3. Assemble.
~Attach your Peekaboo Peach card stock and your Pumkin Paper to your card base front lining up the side edges and maing the border around them fairly even.
~Attach your stamped label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Decide where you want your leaves.  Put either Glue Dots or Glue on the leaf parts that will attach to the lable.  Attach.
You are finished with your card!
4.  Envelope.  If desired you can either:  stamp leaves on the envelope, Put patterned paper on the envelope flap, or punch out leaves and Glue to envelope (Tombow Glue).

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Trick or Treat Halloween Card

Make this fun Trick or Treat Halloween Card for someone who enjoys celebrating Halloween!
Witch's Hat Trick or Treat Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Spooky Cat  Photopolymer #144749
Inks:  Cajun Craze
Crushed Curry
Pumpkin Pie
Memento Black
Card Stock:  Thick Very Vanilla
Pumpkin Pie
Spooky Night Designer Series Paper #144610
Other:Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon #144116
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Pierce Mat

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″.  Wrap your Ribbon (about 6 to 6-1/2″ long) around your patterned paper.  You can use Tear & Tape on the back of the ribbon to help it stick or use Glue Dots on the ribbon to help it stick to the paper.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Stamp the Witch’s Hat in Cajun Craze.  Stamp the Potions in Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, and Crushed Curry.  Stamp the Trick or Treat in Memento Black ink on Pumpkin Pie card stock.  Cut out with scissors or your Paper Trimmer.  Attach to card front.
You are finished!

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Thankful Sunflower Card

This easy Sunflower Card is perfect for any Fall Occasion just use the sentiment you want/need.
Autumn Sunflower Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Painted Harvest Photopolymer #144783
Ink:  Crushed Curry
Daffodil Delight
Pumpkin Pie
Always Artichoke
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Crushed Curry
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper #144613
Other:  5/8″ Burlap Ribbon #141487
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Paper Snips or your favorite fussy cutting scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut:
~Crushed Curry card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Patterned Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Sunflower on Whisper White card stock:
~Stamp the flower center in Pumpkin Pie.
~Stamp the large flower stamp in Daffodil Delight lining it up over the flower center.
~Stamp the large flower a second time in Daffodil Delight this time rotating the stamp 180 degrees.
~Stamp the small flower stamp in Crushed Curry.
~While you are stamping….. Stamp your sentiment in Always Artichoke on the Whisper White card stock.  Cut it out with scissors.
~Now fussy cut around your flower.
~Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of both the flower and sentiment.
3.  Assemble your card:
~Lay out the Patterned Paper, Burlap Ribbon, Flower and sentiment where you want them.
~Attach your Burlap Ribbon.  Put a strip Fast Fuse on the the back of each edge to attach your ribbon.  Lay the ribbon on the front and fold the edges back over the Fast Fuse.
~Now attach the Patterned Paper to your card base.
~Remove Dimensional backings and attach your Flower and sentiment.
4.  You can cut a piece of Patterned Paper to attach to your envelope flap OR use other stamps in the set to decorate your envelope.
You are finished!

Variation:
1.  Change the Patterned Paper design.  Choose ink colors and ribbon to coordinate.  ALL Stampin’ Up! Papers have the coordinating colors listed on the label.  This makes it SO easy to get a great looking project.

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Happy Thanksgiving Card

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends!  Here is my Happy Thanksgiving card to you.
Happy Thanksgiving CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Vintage Leaves  Photopolymer  #138802
Paisleys & Posies Photopolymer  #142196
Perpetual Calendar Photopolymer  #137167
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Pumpkin Pie
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Pumpkin Pie
So Saffron
Cajun Craze
Big Shot:  Leaflets Framelits #138283
Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Other:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Brights Enamel Shapes #141680

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your So Saffron card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Stamp the fall leaves from the Perpetual Calendar set in Pumpkin Pie ink:  3 times across the 4-1/4″ side in four rows down the 5-1/2″ side.  Alternate the direction the large leaf faces to some variety.
2.  Stamp:
~Large Leaf in Cajun Craze ink on both Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze card stock.
~Words in Cajun Craze ink on Whisper White card stock.
3.  Cut out with your Big Shot:
~Leaves using Leaflets Framelit
~Words using largest Square Stitched Framelit.  Make the first cut close to the top of the words.  Make the second cut by placing the cut words inside the sides of the largest Square Stitched Framelit and lining up the bottom words.  Cut again with your Big Shot.
4.  Place Leaves and sentiment where you want them.  Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Thanks Fall Jar Card

Here is a simple card using the Jar of Love and the NEW Stitched Shapes Thinlits.  Enjoy making your own version.
Jar of Thanks cardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Jar of Love Photopolymer #141587
Ink:  Memento Black
Tangerine Tango
Pool Party Marker
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Tangerine Tango
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits  #145372
Other:  Washi Tape or Ribbon of your choice since apparently the one I chose is retired.
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tangerine Tango card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Choose the second largest Square Stitched Framelit.  Place it on your Whisper White card stock.  Stamp the small jar with Black ink inside the Framelit.  Repeat again for the second jar.  Stamp a small flower on one jar in Tangerine Tango ink.  Stamp “Thanks” on Whisper White card stock with Tangerine Tango ink.
3.  Cut out the two jars with your Stitched Square Framelit and Big Shot.  Cut out the “Thanks” with an Oval Stitched Framelit.
4.  Run the edge of your Oval in your Tangerine Tango ink pad.  Color around the jar edges and screwing rings with your Pool Party Marker.
5.  Put your first piece of Washi Tape about 1-3/4″ from the fold line.  Place the other piece next to it.
6.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of all the die cuts.  Attach to card centered over the Washi Tape.

Enjoy dressing up your cards with the NEW Stitched Shapes Framelits!

Thankful in Paisley

Here is another version of a Thanksgiving Card using Paisley stamps in Fall colors.  Everything is stamped directly on the card base.
Thankful Grateful Blessed Paisley CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Paisleys & Posies  Photopolymer #142196
Ink:  Always Artichoke
Tangerine Tango
Crushed Curry
Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock:  Whisper White

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp:
~Thankful-Grateful-Blessed in Always Artichoke ink.
~Largest Paisley in Tangerine Tango ink  three times:  center, both upper corners
~Smaller Paisley in Crushed Curry ink three times:  above words, both lower corners
~Flower and large Circle in Cherry Cobbler ink
3.  Stamp any of these designs on your envelope

Have fun making a variety of these simple Thankful Cards.

Die Cut Leaf Border Card

I saw a card with a die cut Leaf Border and made my own.  It was pretty simple.
Die Cut Leaf Border CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Sheltering Tree  Photopolymer #137163
Vintage Leaves  Photopolymer #138802
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Delightful Dijon
Crushed Curry
Tangerine Tango
Cajun Craze
Cherry Cobbler
Big Shot:  Leaflets Framelits #138283
Other:  Linen Thread #104199
Fast Fust or SNAIL
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Delightful Dijon card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″.
3.  Cut your Leaf Border on Whisper White card stock using the smallest Leaf Framelit.  Make a mark on the BACK side of the card stock so you can easily put your card stock leaves on correctly.  Cut the center Leaf first with the FRONT side up, then the two outside edges having the stem go the same direction.  Cut the last two leaves with the stam going the opposite direction.
4.  Stamp your small leaves using Chocolate Chip ink on Crushed Curry, Delightful Dijon, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, and Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Cut out with scissors leaving about 1/8″ border around the leaf and just cutting to a point at the end of the stem.
5.  Turn your Whisper White over so the mark on the BACK side shows.  Put Tombow Glue around the first leaf cut out.  Hold up the Whisper White card stock and line up the tip of the stamped leaf with the cut out, then finish lining up the rest of the leaf and stem.  Press the edges well so the glue sticks all around the leaf edges.  Repeat with the other leaves.
6.  Stamp your sentiment in Cajun Craze ink on your Whisper White card stock.
7.  Tie some Linen Thread in a bow around the Whisper White card front.  Put some Fast Fuse or SNAIL on the back edges of the card including under the Linen Thread.      Straighten the Linen Thread.  Attach your Whisper White card front to your Delightful Dijon card base.

I hope you enjoy making your OWN Die Cut Borders using smaller Framelits.

Pyramid Pumpkin and Turkey Decorations

I was watching a video about someone making diamond shaped decorations and decided to try and make a Pumpkin and a Turkey using a Pyramid shape.  These were pretty quick and easy.
Turkey & pumpkin decorationsSUPPLIES:
Ink:  Peekaboo Peach Marker – Pumpkin
Tangerine Tango ink pad – Turkey
Basic Black Marker – Turkey
Pumpkin Card Stock:  Pumpkin Pie
Garden Green
Turkey Card Stock:  Soft Suede
Tangerine Tango
Real Red
Cherry Cobbler
Cajun Craze
Pumpkin Pie
Delightful Dijon
Daffodil Delight
Big Shot:  Pyramid Pals Framelits #140618
Flower Fair Framelits #133731 Pumpkin
Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue

PUMPKIN INSTRUCTIONS:
NOTE:
 If you want to open the Pyramids so you can put something inside: Put a piece of tape on the inside of the tips, then after decorating, punch a 1/16″ hole about 1/8″ from the  tip of each Triangle.  Decorate the Pyramids.  Close the Pyramids by threading Baker’s Twine through the holes.  Tabs:  You can glue the Front to the Tabs, but not the Back Triangle.
1.
   Cut a piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Cut two of the Pyramid shape Framelits.  Fold all score lines so both pieces are the same.
2.  Draw oval like shapes on each triangle with the Peekaboo Peach Marker.
3.  Put glue on the top side of one of the bottom squares.  Attach the other square on top making sure that the sides with the tabs are opposite each other.
4.  Cut a 1/8″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Garden Green card stock for the curly vines.  Run a bone folder over it to start it curling.  Find something round and narrow to wrap it around and curl it.  I used one of my grandson’s metal cooking spoons with the round metal part about 1/8″ in diameter.  Curl the strip around the round piece holding the end to keep it in place.  Gently unwrap the strip so you keep the curl in.  Cut it in half  Glue both pieces to the tip so one part sticks up and the other angles across.
5.  Cut a little stem from Garden Green card stock.  You can cut a Garden Green leaf from the Flower Fair Framelits or just cut it with scissors.  Glue the stem on top of the pyramid tip and over the curly vines.  Glue the leaf to the stem.

TURKEY INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut a piece of Soft Suede
card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Cut two of the Pyramid shape Framelits.  Fold all score lines so both pieces are the same.
2.  Choose one of the Triangle sides without tabs to be the Turkey front.  Cut 3 Scallop Circles from Soft Suede card stock.  Cut the circles in half.  Sponge the scallops with Tangerine Tango ink.  Layer and Glue the circles together.  Glue to the Front Triangle.  Trim off the excess.
3.  Cut a Beak from Tangerine Tango card stock.  Cut two “Bunny Ears” of each color:  Daffodil Delight, Delightful Dijoh, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, and Cherry Cobbler.  Hand cut the two Real Red piece to make the Wattle and the Comb.
4.  Glue the Wattle onto the back of the lower Beak.  Glue the bottom of the Beak to the top of the Scallop Circles.  Draw the Eyes with Basic Black Marker.  Gle the Comb above the eyes.
5.  Put Glue on the two tabs that attach to the Front Triangle.  Repeat with the tabs for the Back Triangle.
6.  Decide what color order to put your feathers in.  Start with the center two and glue them to the back so they stick up high enough to make you happy.  Work your way outward on both sides glueing all the bottom tips on top of the first two pieces.
7.  You are done.  Admire your cute Turkey.

Happy Thanksgiving Crafting!

Give Thanks Card

This is a quick and easy Thanksgiving card.  Choose your patterned paper.  Choose a sentiment.  Stamp and die cut.  Attach to card.  Add some bling if you want to.
Give Thanks CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle #142335:  Banners For You Photopolymer stamp set #141710 + Bunch of Banners Framelits #142335
Stamps:  Labeler Alphabet Photopolymer #141936
Ink:  Always Artichoke
Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight
Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack (6″ x 6″) #141642
Other:  Gold Sequins
Glue Dots
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2. Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach with Fast Fuse.
3.  Stamp your Banner in Always Artichoke.
~Lay your Labeler Letters stamps upside down on the stamped banner in the position you want them.  Lay a Clear Stamp Block on top of the stamps.  Stamp in Cajun Craze ink.
~Cut out your stamped Banner with the coordinating Framelit.
~Attach Banner to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
4.  Attach a few sequins to the card front using Glue Dots.
5.  You now have a quick, but nice looking card to give to someone.

Happy Thanksgiving Card Making!

October Paper Pumpkin

The October 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit is really fun to make!  You get to make 8 Fall Shaker Cards.  I pretty much followed the instructions.  There were enough Foam Adhesive Strips to divide the sequins for each leaf.  Just remember to attach the window sheet behind the leaves first.
October 2016 Paper Pumpkin Fall Shaker CardWould you like your OWN seasonal Creative Kit in the mail every month?  Go HERE to sign up & for more details.  $19.95 + tax for each Kit.  You will then get a surprise in your mailbox every month!

Have fun with your OWN Paper Pumpkin Kit every month!