Life is Beautiful Copper Leaf Fall Card

 Life is Beautiful with Copper Foil Leaves.  Make this easy card to give for any Fall occasion. Just change the sentiment.
Life is Beautiful Copper LeavesSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Colorful Season  Photopolymer #143726
Ink: Cajun Craze
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Cajun Craze
Copper Foil Sheets #142020
Printer paper
Big Shot:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits #143751
Punch:  Starburst #143717
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets OR Tombow Glue OR SNAIL

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 sentiment on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out with Starburst Punch.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
Leaves.
Adhesive NOTE:
~The easiest way to attach the leaves is to put a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet cut to the same size as your cardstock on the back of the cardstock.  I usually forget, but really enjoy just peeling off the adhesive backing to attach the die cut.
~You can also put small amounts of Tombow Glue on the back of your die cut to attach it.
~If you are feeling really lazy, you can cover the back of your die cut with SNAIL.  I will have to let you know later about how long things stay stuck on the cards.
3.  Die-Cut your Leaves.  Cut three detailed large leaves and two small solid leaves from your Copper Foil Sheet.  Put a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back if desired.
~Here is the Sandwich to use:  Big Shot Platform with Thin Die Adapter (OR Multipurpose Platform with all tabs closed.), FLAT Bottom cutting plate, Printer Paper folded in half on the cutting plate, Copper Foil Sheet with shiny side touching the Printer Paper, Die with cutting edge on back of Foil Sheet, Top cutting plate.  The Printer Paper helps keep the Foil Sheet shiny and smooth.  Without the Printer Paper, your Foil Sheet picks up all the marks on your cutting plate.
4. Finish Your Card.  Lay out the leaves and the sentiment on your card front.  Attach them.
5.  Optional:  Add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock on the inside of the card to write on.  Stamp a Cajun Craze Leaf in the lower corner if desired.

Need Fall Crafting Supplies?  Need more colors of Foil Papers for your Fall Crafting?  Get them from My Online Store any time.

 

Sunflower Card with Painted Harvest

I remember Sunflowers from my Grandmother’s garden and my youngest daughter also loved planting them in her garden plot when she was at home.  So I made a Sunflower card with the Painted Harvest stamp set.  It was pretty quick and easy.  I love the detailed look you get with this stamp set!  Make your OWN Sunflower Card today and start celebrating Autumn early!
Sunflower CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Painter Harvest  Photopolymer #144783
Inks:  Pineapple Punch
Crushed Curry
Soft Suede
Early Espresso
Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Pear Pizzazz
Adhesive:  SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Pear Pizzazz card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Now do your stamping.
~Sentiment in Early Espresso ink
~Large Flower stamp in Pineapple Punch ink.  I put the stamp on a D Block.  I stamped the image once, then rotated the Block 180 degrees and inked and stamped again.  This made both sides evenly colored.
~Small Flower stamp in Crushed Curry. Try matching up the center circle hole.  It won’t be perfect, Don’t worry.
~Circle Stamp for the center of your Sunflower in Soft Suede ink.  If there are white edges around this stamped image, just reink your stamp and stamp to cover up the white lines.  This will also give a darker center.
~Stamp two more flowers as shown in the card photo.
~Leaves in Pear Pizzazz.  I inked the leaf stamp at the edge of the ink pad so I could leave off the stem when stamping the leave to come out from a Sunflower.  Stamp leaves to fill in the white spots.
~Run the Soft Suede ink pad over the edges of your cardstock to outline it.  It does not matter if it is perfect.
3.  Attach stamped card front to your card base.
Your card is finished.

Get your Sunflower Card Supplies from My Online Store and make some Sunflower cards for your family and friends.

Case the Catalog Challenge #2

This Card is CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) from page 45 of the upcoming Holiday Catalog.  Sorry, I am not allowed to show you a picture of a catalog page until September 5th when the Catalog goes live.  I again gave my helper Kiev the challenge to pick and CASE a card.  She chose one using the NEW Falling Leaves Bundle from page 45.  I think she did a great job!
CASE Challenge #2 Falling Leaves
Three Falling Leaves CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Falling Leaves  Photopolymer stamps + Detailed Leaves Thinlits #149938  (Available September 5, 2018)
Inks:  Cajun Craze
Shaded Spruce
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla
Cajun Craze
Rich Razzleberry
Punch:  3/4″ Circle #119873
Embellishments:  5/8″ Burlap Ribbon #141487
Adhesives:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106  OR Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
SNAIL
Silicone Craft Sheet

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Randomly stamp the Leaf Vein stamp in Shaded Spruce on the card front.  (If you are also a computer programmer, please forgive my use of the word “random”.  Figure out the algorithm to make it work.)
3.  Leaves.  Put part of a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of the cardstock for each Leaf, then cut with the Big Shot.  This will turn your Leaves into Stickers for easier assembly.  Or attach with Tombow Glue.
~Cajun Craze Leaf.  Stamp first with Cajun Craze ink then cut out with only the outer Large Leaf Framelit.
~Rich Razzleberry die cut Large Leaves.  Die cut two Large Leaves each of Cajun Craze and Rich Razzleberry.  You will notice the Large Leaf Thinlit has two pieces.  Use both at the same time when cutting out the Leaves.
4.  Lay out the Leaves in the position you want, then attach them to the card front.  Notice how the Rich Razzleberry stems are on top of the Cajun Craze Leaf.
5.  Cut a 3-1/2″ piece of Burlap Ribbon with the ends cut diagonally.  Attach to your card by putting two rows of SNAIL on the back.  Watch This Video to learn the details.
6.  Stamp your sentiment on a 5/8″ x 3″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  You can round the ends with a 3/4″ Circle Punch if desired.  Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Your Card is finished.

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Fall Blended Seasons Card

I used the Blended Seasons Bundle for a Fall Card this time.  I am really enjoying this Bundle.  If you want one for yourself, please get it soon.  It is only available in August while supplies last.  Same with Watercolor Pencil Assortment 2.
swirling leaves Blended Seasons cardSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Blended Seasons Rubber Stamps + Stitched Seasons Framelits  Wood Bundle #149893, Clear-Mount Bundle #149894
Ink:  Memento Black
Crumb Cake
Coloring:  Watercolor Pencil Assortment 2 #149014 While supplies last
Blender Pens #102845
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Crumb Cake
Big Shot:  Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder #143708
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Crumb Cake card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Lightly run your Crumb Cake ink pad across your embossing on the side where the straight lines poke up.  Add your cardstock and run through your Big Shot.  Remember to skip the bottom cutting plate.  Glue your embossed card front onto your card base.
3.  Cut the smallest Stitched Seasons Framelit from Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp your sentiment over to the right side in Memento Black ink.
4. Stamp your leaves in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Color with the Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, and Crushed Curry Watercolor Pencils.  I used two colored pencils on some of the leaves.  Color out the pencil lines with your Blender Pen, cleaning after each color.  Fussy cut out the leaves.
5.  Lay out the leaves on the Stitched Seasons die cut.  Attach leaves to die cut with Glue Dots or Glue.  Attach the label to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Glue the last leaf on the card front.
Your card is finished.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving for those in the United States!  Be thankful for all the good things in your life.  I am spending this Thanksgiving weekend with my DH, my son and his family, my daughter and her family, and my nephew.  We will also be celebrating my daughter’s birthday on Friday and my son’s birthday on Sunday.  Toss in four grandchildren-one 9 year-old, two 3 year-olds, and a 1 year-old.  It will be a fun, relaxing weekend!  lol!!
Happy Thanksgiving!

This is an all-occasion card.  Just change the Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment to the occasion you need.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Count My Blessings  Wood Mount #144787, Clear Mount #144790
Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood Mount #128748, Clear Mount #127802
Ink:  Memento Black
Calypso Coral
Coloring:  Watercolor Pencils  #141709
Blender Pen  #102845
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Calypso Coral
Wild Wasabi
Big Shot:  Stitches Shapes Framelits #145372
Layering Ovals Framelits #141706
Garden Trellis Embossing Folder #143741
Bunch of Banners Framelits #141488
Punch:  Classic Label #141491
Ribbon:  Calypso Coral 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon
Ahdesives:  Tombow Glue
Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut and Prep:
~Calypso Coral card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″
~Wild Wasabi card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Garden Trellis embossing folder.  Set aside.
2.  Coloring
~Stamp your image on Whisper White cardstock in Memento Black ink.
~Color with the Calypso Coral and Old Olive Watercolor Pencils.  Use the Blender Pen to remove the pencil lines.  Clean the Blender Pen between colors by coloring on a scrap of paper until clear.  Add shading by coloring select areas darker.  Use the Blender Pen again to smooth out the lines.
3.  Big Shot and Punch:
~Stamp your Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment in Calypso Coral ink on Whisper White cardstock.  Punch out with the Classic Label punch.
~Cut out your colored image with the Stitched Shapes Oval Framelit.
~Cut out a Calypso Coral Scallop Oval just larger than your colored image Oval.
~Cut out a Calypso Coral straight Banner from Bunch of Banners Framelits.
~Run Wild Wasabi  card front through your Big Shot with the Garden Trellis embossing folder.
4.  Assemble and Finish.
~Layer the two Ovals with Fast Fuse.
~Layer the sentiment and straight Banner with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Lay out Ovals and sentiment in the position you want on the card front.
~Tie the Ribbon so it will be centered under the layered Ovals and around the Wild Wasabi card front with the bow on the left side.
~Attach your layered Ovals with Stampin’ Dimensionals over the Ribbon.
~Attach your Senitment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
~Use Tombow to attach the completed card front to your Calypso Coral card base.
Your card is finished!
5.  Envelope (Optional):  Emboss your envelope flap with the Garden Trellis embossing folder.

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Hexagon Box Video

Learn to make a Basic Hexagon shaped Box using the Window Box Thinlits.  It is pretty easy if you follow the steps in the video.

This Video is 13 minutes long.

BASIC SUPPLIES:
Cardstock:  1 sheet cut into two 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ pieces.  You will need them both.
Big Shot #143263:  Window Box Thinlits #142762
Other:  Bone Folder to crease all folded score lines
Tombow Glue
Decorative items:
~Stamps
~Framelits or Thinlits
~Designer Series Paper (DSP) strip  1-1/2″ x 12″.  Measure around the box and cut about 1/2″ extra.  Trace around the Hexagon die onto the DSP for your top piece.

AUTUMN HEXAGON BOX SUPPLIES:
Autumn Hexagon Window Box
So Saffron cardstock
Tangerine Tango cardstock
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper #144613
Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits #144670 (Use with Big Shot)

FLOWER HEXAGON BOX SUPPLIES:
Eastern Medallions Flower Hexagon Window BoxTranquil Tide cardstock
Eastern Medallion Thinlits #143725
Eastern Gold Viny; Stickers  #144150

MERRY CHRISTMAS SNOWFLAKE HEXAGON BOX
Merry Christmas Hexagon BoxReal Red cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Star of Light Photopolymer stamps #142110
VersaMark ink pad  #102283
White Embossing Powder  #109132
Heat Tool  #129053
Be Merry Designer Series Paper (DSP) #144111
Seasonal Layers Thinlits #143751  (Use with Big Shot)
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106

STARLIGHT HEXAGON BOX
Starlight Hexagon Window BoxReal Red cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Starlight Thinlits  #141840
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106

VALENTINE HEXAGON WINDOW BOX
Valentine Hexagon Window Box
Real Red cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Bunch of Banners Framelits #141488
Stamp set retired and I don’t remember the name.  Sorry.  You could use the Banners for You Photopolymer stamps #141710

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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.

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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!

Get the supplies for your Treat or Treat Crafting at My Online Store by October 13th.

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!