Happy Thanksgiving! Celebrate Family

Happy Thanksgiving Week!  I hope you are celebrating with Family and Friends.  Remember to tell them you love and appreciate them.  Kiev made this card with a current stamp set (Painted Harvest) and a sneak peek 2019 Occasions Catalog stamp set (Artfully Aware).
Flowers and Family Card#SimpleStamping  cards use just stamps, ink, and paper and maybe punches.

Stamps:  Painted Harvest  Photopolymer #144783
Artfully Aware Cling-Mount Rubber #149447 (Available January 3, 2019)
Inks:  Crushed Curry
Crumb Cake
Soft Suede
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake
Crushed Curry
Whisper White
Adhesives:  SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

1.  Cut
~ Crumb Cake card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Whisper White at 3/4″ x 2-5/8″
~Crushed Curry at 2-1/8″ x 2-7/8″
2.  Stamp your Flowers directly on your card base.
~Large Flower in Crushed Curry.  Ink and stamp once in Crushed Curry.  Ink again with Crushed Curry ink, rotate stamp 180 degrees and stamp again.  Repeat so you will have several flowers on your card front.
~Small Flower in Crumb Cake ink lining up the center of the flower with the stamped image below.
3.  Stamp your family image on Whisper White card stock with Soft Suede ink.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back and attach to Crushed Curry cardstock.  Decide where you want to put it on your card front.  Attach with SNAIL.
Your Card is finished.
4.  Optional Envelope:  Stamp a flower on the front lower left corner and envelope flap.

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Three Things #3-Christmas Pines Card

It took me a little time to come up with the Three Things to use on this card:  Copper Foil Sheet, Pretty Pines Thinlits, and Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper.  Enjoy making your OWN version.  This design is great to give to guys and nature lovers.
Peaceful Pines-Three Things ChallengeSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Painted Harvest.  Photopolymer #144783
Ink:  VersaMark
Cardstock:  Shaded Spruce
Copper Foil Sheets #142020
Nature’s Poem 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) #146338
Big Shot:  Peaceful Pines Thinlits #141851
Precision Base Plate #139684
Big Shot Die Brush #144262
Wax Paper or Parchment Paper (your kitchen or local store)
Heat Embossing:  Copper Embossing Powder #141636
Embossing Buddy #103083
Heat Tool #129053
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue
Other:  Clean printer paper

1.  Cut your Papers.
~Shaded Spruce card base at 5-1/2″ c 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Wood Pattern Nature’s Poem DSP cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″
2. Die Cut using the Precision Base Plate using this Sandwich:  Big Shot Platform, Precision Base Plate,  cardstock, Wax Paper or Parchment Paper, Thinlit, top cutting plate.  The Precision Base Plate takes the place of the Bottom cutting plate.
From Shaded Spruce cardstock:
~1 long Pine Branch
~2 medium Pine Branches
~2 small Pine Branches
From Copper Foil Sheet (1-1/2″ x 4″)
~Pine Cones:  There are three Pine Cone Thinlits.  You can choose only one, or choose a variety.
Sandwich:  Big Shot Platform, Precision Base Plate,  printer paper folded in half or quarters, Copper Foil Sheet,  Wax Paper or Parchment Paper, Thinlit, top cutting plate.  The Precision Base Plate takes the place of the Bottom cutting plate.
NOTE:  Use the Big Shot Die Brush to help remove the paper from the Thinlits.  You can also use a toothpick, but it is really slow.
3.  Arrange the Pine Branches on one corner of your Wood Pattern DSP.  Attach with a thin line of Tombow Glue down the center of each Pine Branch.  Each Pine Branch does NOT need to go all the way to the corner.
~Put the long Pine Branch down the center from the upper left corner.
~Put the two medium Pine Branches next to the long one at the edges of the DSP
~Put the two small Pine Branches in between the long and medium Pine Branches.
4.  Now decide where you want your Pine Cones.  Attach with thin scribbles of Tombow Glue.
5.  Choose your sentiment and decide where you want it.  Lay your card front on a piece of scratch paper.  Stamp with VersaMark ink.  Cover with Copper Embossing Powder.  Put excess embossing powder back in the jar.  Melt the embossing powder with your Heat Tool until the embossing powder is all shiny.
6. Attach your card front to your Shaded Spruce card base.
Your card is finished.

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

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.

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

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

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!

Find supplies for Quick and Easy cards at My Online Store.

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

*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

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).

Get all the supplies for your Fall cards and paper crafting projects from My Online Store.

Thankful Sunflower Card

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

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

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!

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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Blue Flower Card

I finally received my Holiday Catalog PreOrder!  The Blue Flower and Leaves on this card uses the Painted Harvest Stamp set and Leaf Punch available as a Bundle.  You can start ordering from the 2017 Holiday Catalog TODAY!  You can see the pdf HERE.
Blue Flower Card

I am still working on updating my blog.  Please let me know if anything does not work correctly so I can fix it.  This may take a while. I guess it is taking me longer to get back to normal than I expected.

You can see three NEW blog post projects each week starting on Monday, September 4th.

*Bundle:  Painted Harvest stamp set + Leaf Punch #146021  (Bundle available until January 2, 2018)
Stamps:  *Painted Harvest  Photopolymer #144783
Inks:  Soft Sky
Marina Mist
Pacific Point
Lemon Lime Twist
Wild Wasabi
Memento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Marina Mist
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372
Punch:  *Leaf Punch #144667
Tools:  Scissors
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals #144108
*=Part of the Bundle.  Bundles are only available for the time period of the catalog they are first in.  After that the pieces will have to be purchased separately if they are still available.

1.  Cut your Marina Mist card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp on Whisper White card stock:
~Leaves:  Stamp 3 sets of leaves.  Solid stamp=Lemon Lime Twist ink.  Lined stamp=Wild Wasabi ink.
~words in Memento Black ink.  Leave enough room around the edges for the Framelit to cut it out.
~Flower:  Flower Center stamp:  Pacific Point ink.  Large flower stamp:  1st in Soft Sky ink.  2nd in Marina Mist ink-Rotate the stamp 180 degrees so you get a mor full looking flower.  Smaller flower stamp:  Pacific Point.
3.  Cut & Punch:
~Punch the Leaves with the Leaf Punch.
~Cut out your words with the Stitched Shapes Framelit that best fits.  I left space on the left side for the flower to overlap the die cut.
~Use scissors to fussy cut your flower.  It goes pretty quickly if you cut a fairly close circle around the outside of the petals.  Then you just need to cut inbetween the petals.
4.  Adhesive:
~Put a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional behind each of the leaves.
~Put either Mini or Regular Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the flower.
~Lay out everything where you want it.  Attach the leaves first, then the Stitched Framelit die cut, then the Flower.
5. Decorate your Envelope.  Stamp some leaves on your envelope on the lower front corners and on the flap.  Get the receiver excited to open your card!

You can buy all the supplies to make this card at My Online Store.  Make sure and use the Hostess Code for the month if your order is under $150.