Saturday, September 26, 2020

Saturday Bountiful Blessings

Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is "Bountiful Blessings" and, despite some current world affairs, I think we still have much for which to be thankful! 

I used Gather Together and the Gathered Leaves Dies for this card, and I did something a little different. The maple leaves were die cut from the Brushed Metallic Cardstock and then colored with dark Real Red and dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends! After coloring, I buffed them a bit with a paper towel to take some of the color off.

I did use Poppy Parade for the mat because the Real Red was a bit brighter on the brushed metallic cardstock, but the Sequins For Everything matched nicely!

That's my share for today. Now click the Next button to jump to Libby Fens at Libby Stamps, or the Back button to see what Mary Brown at Stamper Camper's Corner made!
Stampin' Up! products used:
  • Gather Together Bundle
  • Very Vanilla, Poppy Parade, and Brushed Metallic Cardstock
  • Real Red and So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pads
  • Real Red and Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Combos
  • Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
  • Stitched Shapes and Stitched Nested Labels Dies
  • Sequins For Everything
  • Forever greenery Trim Combo Pack
  • Stampin' Seal, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, and Fine-Tip Glue Pen

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Sending Paper Hugs

squeeze (someone) tightly in one's arms, typically to express affection.

I'm a hugger, and this pandemic has put a serious crimp in me being able to express my affection for others. The next best thing I can think of is to send a paper hug, though it's not nearly as soul-satisfying as the real thing.

But, on the bright side, it gives me an excuse (like I needed one, LOL) to make and send cards to people to let them know I love 'em. And I love them a lot if I'm fussy cutting flowers for them!


Embossed panel: Whisper White 3-3/4" x 5" embossed with Tasteful Textile 3D folder

Mat: Coastal Cabana 3-7/7" x 5-1/8"

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

24 Hour Stamp Sale - To A Wild Rose

Today is the one day only Stampin' Up! stamp sale, and I wanted to share a card I made with one of the stamp sets that's on sale - To A Wild Rose. There are 59 stamp sets on sale (English in the U.S.), if I counted correctly!

This was a milestone birthday for a friend - the same friend whose husband broke his leg last week, so I sent him this card. Apparently their overly rambunctious dog took him out. 😔

Anyway, I thought the scrabble tiles and greeting were super adorable and I'd seen it on Pinterest and knew I could duplicate it. The greeting below the tiles was printed on the wood grain In Good Taste DSP after cutting it down to letter size. I know I can use the scraps for other projects.

Since the tiles were a bit thick, I used foam adhesive strips to pop up the sentiment to the same height. A bit of Dark Daffodil Delight-colored rhinestones completed the card.

Here's the list of stamps on sale today only.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Happy Fall, Y'all!

Today is the first day of Autumn; the autumnal equinox, where day and night are in balance. The days are definitely getting shorter because in June I was getting up at 5:45 a.m. to let the chickens out, when it just started getting light. These days I can sleep in until 6:45. 😄 A few more months and I won't be getting up until noon! Okay, that was an exaggeration, but it sure is nice to "sleep in."

I haven't made a Z-fold card in a while, and I don't know why....they are so dang easy. I wanted to make a card to celebrate the first day of my favorite season, so I grabbed an oldy, but goody from the stamp shelf - good ol' Gather Together. I just love that maple leaf AND the fact that it has a matching die so I don't have to fussy cut.

I inked the stamp with sponge daubers in Mango Melody and Poppy Parade, then used the daubers to buff a little color onto the leaf. The Z-fold is just a standard A2 card base that is 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored and folded at 4-1/4". But you add an extra score/fold at 2-1/8", folding the front of the card back on itself. I added a Tin Tile embossed panel to the front before popping the leaf up on dimensionals, leaving a bit hanging over the fold. A copper ribbon bow and Holiday Rhinestones finished the front. The inside greeting was stamped in Cinnamon Cider, and the tiny maple leaves (from Beautiful Autumn) were stamped in Pumpkin Pie, stamped off once.

Oh, and by the way, there's a 24 hour stamp sale tomorrow! Click the image below for the list.

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