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!

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.

Happy Autumn Marquee Message

Here is another All Occasion Fall Card.  I was looking through my stamps and saw the Marquee Messages stamp set and decided to try it out for Fall. Hope you like it!Autumn Marquee Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Marquee Messages Photopolymer #141727
Vintage Leaves #138802
Date It #141563
Ink:  Memento Black
Cajun Craze
Crushed Curry
Tangerine Tango Marker
Old Olive Marker
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Cajun Craze
Delightful Dijon
Big Shot:  Hello You Thinlits #137363
Adhesives:  Tombow or Fine Tip Glue Pen
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cajun Craze card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Marquee Messages stamp in Memento Black ink on Whisper White card stock.  Be careful, mine smeared a little.  Also stamp it on Delightful Dijon card stock.  Stamp Autumn in Cajun Craze on the banner.  Stamp your leaf in Crushed Curry ink and gently roll the edges in the Cajun Craze ink so you can still see some of the Crushed Curry ink.  Stamp in the center of the Marquee.
3.  Color your stamped Whisper White image:
~Tangerine Tango:  Small rectangles on the left side
~Old Olive:  All the shading around the Arrow and the Banner
~Tangerine Tango:  The dots on the Delightful Dijon Arrow
4.  Cut out the Delightful Dijon Arrow and the Marquee.
5.  Attach the Delightful Dijon Arrow over the Whisper White Arrow with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Whisper White Marquee card stock.
6.  Cut out the Happy from Delightful Dijon card stock.
7.  Lay out your Marquee and Happy so you like them.  Glue on the Happy.  Attach the Marquee with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Autumn!

Green Thanksgiving Card

Happy Thanksgiving!  Here is another card using the Vintage Leaves stamp set.
Happy Thanksgiving!SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Vintage Leaves Photopolymer #138802
Lighthearted Leaves Photopolymer #139712
Ink: Always Artichoke
Card Stock:  Old Olive
Always Artichoke
Big Shot:  Chevron embossing folder #127749
Punch:  Note Tag #135860
1/4″ Circle #134364
Other:  1/8″ Gold Ribbon #134583
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Old Olive card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Always Artichoke card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Chevron embossing folder.  Attach to card base with Tombow Glue.
3.  Stamp three leaves close together on Old Olive card stock with Always Artichoke ink.  Hand cut them leaving them connectd at the lowest leaf tip.  Attach Dimensionals to the backs.  Set aside.
4.  Stamp your sentiment from Lighthearted Leaves in Always Artichoke ink on Old Olive card stock.  Punch out with the Note Tag Punch.  Punch out the 1/4″ circle.  Fold two 5-6″ pieces of 1/8″ Gold Ribbon in half.  Thread the fold through the hold from the back and insert the ends through the loop.  Pull tight.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back including on the back of the ribbon.
5.  Lay your leaves and sentiment on your card front and attach them with Dimensionals.
6.  Happy Thanksgiving from me to you!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Nendy Kerr

Thanks & Leaves card

I love the Vintage Leaves stamp set and Leaflets Framelits!  Here is a Thank you card made with them.
Thanks Leaf CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Vintage Leaves Bundle Photopolymer #140235
Inks:  Delightful Dijon
Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Tangerine Tango
Cajun Craze
Delightful Dijon
Old Olive
Big Shot:  Leaflets Framelits (See Bundle above)
Elegant Dots embossing folder #138287
Hello You Thinlits #137363
Other:  Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tangerine Tango card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.   Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Tangerine Tango card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Run through your Big Shot with your embossing folder.  Glue to card front.
3.  Stamp two Cajun Craze Leaves and one Delightful Dijon leaf.  Cut out with the coordinating Framelits.
4.  Cut out your Thanks Thinlit with your Big Shot.  I also used Parchment Paper between the Thinlit and card stock.  You can also use the Precision Cutting Base if desired.  I totally forgot about using it.  🙂
5.  Lay out the Leaves and the Thanks.  Attach with Tombow Glue.
6.  You now have another Fall Thank you card to give to someone special.

Happy Fall Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Vintage Leaves Garland

This is the Leaf Garland I made with Vintage Leaves left over from my Fall Wreath.  It is pretty quick to put together when the leaves have already been stamped and cut out.
Fall Vintage Leaf GarlandSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Vintage Leaves stamp set + Leaflets Framelits  Photopolymer #140235
Clear Mount Stamp Blocks: 
Ink & Card Stock:

Crushed Curry
Delightful Dijon
Tangelo Twist
Cajun Craze
Cherry Cobbler
Big Shot:  See Bundle above which includes Leaflets Framelits
Other:  Metal Plastic Canvas Needle  #18 was used
Optional:  1/16″ Hole Punch #134363
Metallic Gold Baker’s Twine #132975
Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199

Vintage Leaves GarlandINSTRUCTIONS:
1.  I found it faster to cut out the leaves first. Cut each sheet of card stock into 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” pieces.  You can cut both sheets of the same color at the same time using your Big Shot and magnetic platform.   I used 15 Leaves for my Garland, each leaf shape in each of the five colors.
~Choose the leaves you want and choose the coordinating Framelits to cut out.  The three I chose are shown in the photo above.
~Put on the 3 Leaflet Framelits at the same time as close together as possible.  Run through your Big Shot.
~Keep placing the Framelits on the card stock and cutting them out until you don’t have enough space left for another leaf Framelit.
~Repeat with each of the other card stock colors.
Vintage Leaves Bundle2.  Now stamp your leaves. You can do this either by color or by leaf shape.  Either way it will take you a little while so put on some music or your favorite movie to work to
~Remember to use your Stampin’ Pierce Mat to get a great stamp impression.
~OR you can ink up the stamp and lay the stamp on the table with the inked stamp facing up.  Lay your leaf shape on top of the stamp, making sure to line up the edges.  Rub a clear block over the stamp to get a good stamped image.
3.  Lay out your leaves either in patterns or randomly in a line  for your garland.  I placed them in order rotating all three shapes and all five colors.  If desired punch two 1/16″ holes towards the stem of each leaf.  This will be where you thread your Baker’s Twine.  I just punched the holes with my Tapestry Needle.  You can use any Needle with an eye large enough for the Baker’s Twine.
4.  Decide if you want the Baker’s Twine on top of your leaves or under your leaves when threading.  Mine is on top as you can see in the picture.  I just threaded the Leaves onto the whole thing of Baker’s Twine and cut it after it was hung up.  OR you can cut about 6 feet of Baker’s Twine.  Use the Tapestry Needle to thread the Baker’s Twine through the holes in your leaves.  Do not worry about centering the Leaves or making them evenly spaced yet.
5.  Make a loop at one end of the Baker’s Twine for hanging on the nail on your wall.  Figure out how low you want the curve of your garland to be and tie a loop at the other end of your Baker’s Twine.  Cut off the excess.
6.  Now you can work on positioning your leaves and spacing them evenly or how you want them.
7.  Step back and admire your Fall Garland!

Happy Fall Decorating!
Nendy Kerr

Vintage Leaves Fall Wreath

Here is a fun Fall Wreath you can make for your home or for a gift.  It is pretty easy, but takes some time to make.  It seems like it took me a little over three hours to make this, but that includes design and figuring it out time.  I also made a Leaf Garland to hang under it.  I will post those instructions later, so stay tuned.  Have fun making your OWN Fall Wreath!
Vintage Leaves Fall WreathSUPPLIES:
18″ Wood Wreath Form:  Choose the same design as I did or choose a Grapevine Wreath.  This was purchased from Hobby Lobby
Bundle:  Vintage Leaves stamp set + Leaflets Framelits  Photopolymer #140235
Clear Mount Stamp Blocks: 
Ink & Card Stock:

Crushed Curry
Delightful Dijon
Tangelo Twist
Cajun Craze
Cherry Cobbler
Big Shot:  See Bundle above which includes Leaflets Framelits
Hello You Thinlits #137363
Little Letters Thinlits #133730
Punch:  Bow Builder #137414
Other:  Tombow Glue OR Hot Glue Gun
Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199
12” of 1-1/4” Burlap Ribbon #132140

Vintage Leaves BundleINSTRUCTIONS:
1.  
I found it faster to cut out the leaves first. Cut each sheet of card stock into 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” pieces.  You can cut both sheets of the same color at the same time using your Big Shot and magnetic platform.   I used 28 Leaves on my Wreath, just so you know.
~Choose the leaves you want and choose the coordinating Framelits to cut out.  The three I chose are shown in the photo above.
~Put on the 3 Leaflet Framelits at the same time as close together as possible.  Run through your Big Shot.
~Keep placing the Framelits on the card stock and cutting them out until you don’t have enough space left for another leaf Framelit.
~Repeat with each of the other card stock colors.
2.  Now stamp your leaves. You can do this either by color or by leaf shape.  Either way it will take you a little while so put on some music or your favorite movie to work to
~Remember to use your Stampin’ Pierce Mat to get a great stamp impression.
~OR you can ink up the stamp and lay the stamp on the table with the inked stamp facing up.  Lay your leaf shape on top of the stamp, making sure to line up the edges.  Rub a clear block over the stamp to get a good stamped image.
3.  Lay out your leaves either in patterns or randomly on your wreath form until you are happy with the color and leaf type placement. I would recommend starting at the bottom center and working your way upward.  I placed them randomly all over and there are now a few I would like to switch either the color or the shape.
4.  Now Glue the stems onto the Wreath Form. Remember to let them go different directions.  Real leaves go in many directions and don’t lay flat on the tree.  I used Tombow Glue.  You will need to hold each stem on the Wreath form for a few seconds to make sure it sticks well.  Keep your fingers clean and “glueless” so the stems don’t stick to your fingers.  🙂  You could also use a glue gun if you want.  Glue gun glue only holds for about a year or so, then things start coming off.  This is why I use Tombow instead of a Glue Gun.  I want it to last.
Vintage Leaves Fall Wreath-Top5.  Cut 12” of Burlap Ribbon. Cut the notches in the ends by folding the ribbon in half and cutting from the center to the tips.  Cut a 1” x 11” piece of card stock to glue to the back of your Burlap Ribbon.  This will keep it from sagging.  I used the Tangelo Twist card stock.  I also strung some Baker’s Twine (which the Bow Centers cover) to tie the Banner to the Wreath so I can switch my banner for Halloween, and again for Thanksgiving.
6.  Choose the color you want the words on top of your Wreath to be. Mine are Tangelo Twist and look really good in real life, but don’t show up well in the picture.  Cut out the words and letters.  The Happy is cut from the Hello You Thinlits.  The FALL is cut from the Little Letters Thinlits.  (See Product Links above under Supplies)  I used Tombow Glue to attach them.  Make sure and rub your Bone Folder over the Letters so they will stick well to the Burlap.
7.  Punch out the Bow Builder four times to get parts for two bows.  I used Crushed Curry card stock for the bows.  Put the Bows together with Glue Dots.  I attached mine to the Ribbon over the Baker’s Twine with Glue Dots.  As you can tell by the bow on the right, it does not hold it securely.  I have since attached them with Tombow Glue and covered all the parts of the bow that are on the Ribbon instead of just a few Glue Dots in the center of the Bows.
8.  Hang on your wall or door and Enjoy!

Happy Wreath Making!
Nendy Kerr