Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Tutorial Tuesday - Pretty Pumpkins

Haapy Fall, y'all!

•    Stamp Sets: Pretty Pumpkins Bundle (156478), Love of Leaves (158246)
•    Cardstock and Paper: Basic White (159276), Bumblebee (153077), Crumb Cake (120953), Merry Merlot (146979), Mossy Meadow (133676), Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper (155841)
•    Ink: Bumblebee (153116), Merry Merlot (147112), Mossy Meadow (147111), Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs:  Crumb Cake (154882), Old Olive (154892), Pale Papaya (155519), Pumpkin Pie (154897)                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
•    Embellishments: Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots (156506), Linen Thread (104199)
•    Tools & Accessories: Banners Pick a Punch (153608), Stitched Leaves Dies (153567), Stitched Rectangles Dies (151820), Stitched So Sweetly Dies (151690), Layering Circles Dies (151770), Timber 3D Embossing Folder (156406)
•    Cardstock #1: Mossy Meadow card base 4-1/4” x 11”, scored & folded at 4-1/4”
•    Cardstock #2: Basic White 2-3/4” x 5-1/4” (pumpkins), 3” x 3” (leaf), 2” x 2-1/2” (sentiment), 4” x 5-1/4” (card liner)
•    Cardstock #3: Bumblebee (2) 4-1/16” x 5-5/16”
•    Cardstock #4: Crumb Cake 2” x 3-1/2”
•    Cardstock #5: Merry Merlot 3-1/4” x 3-1/4” (die cut circle)
•    DSP: Beauty of the Earth 4” x 5-1/4” (tree pattern), (2) ½” x 2-1/2” (banners)

•    Stamp the pumpkin from Pretty Pumpkins in Mossy Meadow and Merry Merlot on Basic White.  Color the pumpkins with Stampin’ Blends: Mossy Meadow pumpkin with Old Olive combo; and the Merry Merlot pumpkin with a combination of Light Pumpkin Pie and Pale Papaya combo; stems with Dark Crumb Cake.
•    Stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow on Basic White
•    Ink the Lovely Leaves leaf in Bumblebee, dip the tips in Merry Merlot.  Use your Stampin’ Spritzer to spritz with water, then turn to let the ink run before stamping on Basic White. Let it dry.  Use a Stitched Leaves Die to cut out the leaf.
•    Use a Detailed Pumpkins Die to cut out the pumpkins.
•    Use a Stitched So Sweetly Die to cut out the sentiment.
•    Use a Stitched Rectangle Die to cut the Crumb Cake before embossing with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder.
•    Use a Layering Circles Die to cut the Merry Merlot.
•    Use the Banners Pick a Punch to flag the ends of the designer paper strips.
•    Adhere the large panel of Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper to a Bumblebee panel with Multipurpose Glue. 
•    Adhere the large Basic White panel to the remaining Bumblebee panel and then to the inside of the card.  Optional: Accent with a ½” strip of Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper.
•    Adhere the Crumb Cake panel with Dimensionals
•    Adhere the Merry Merlot circle with Dimensionals under the left-hand side.
•    Adhere the leaf and pumpkins with Dimensionals.
•    Adhere a multi-loop Linen Thread Bow with Mini Glue Dots.
•    Adhere the banners to the sentiment with Multipurpose Glue.  Then adhere to the card with Dimensionals.
•    Accent with copper Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Stamp Review Crew - Goodbye Sale-a-Bration

The Stamp Review Crew is celebrating the last few days of the SECOND Sale-a-Bration this year with this bonus hop! The "Crew" is made up of a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who pick a stamp set or bundle to highlight on the first and third Mondays of each month, with a bonus hop if there is a fifth Monday. If you landed here from my friend Mickey's blog, Paper Conversation, welcome. There are NINE of us today, so grab a cup of your fave beverage and enjoy the ride!

For today's projects I used the Delicate Dahlias and In Your Words (Host) stamp sets, along with some Beautifully Penned DSP.

The first card uses the large dahlia image, which was colored with Bermuda Bay Blends and fussy cut.

Okay, so I fudged a bit and used the retired Subtle 3D embossing folder. I really wanted that for the background of the ornate layers. 😇

Some gold sprigs from the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack and a few Opal Rounds completed the card.

The smaller blossoms make up the background for the second card. They were stamped randomly with Pale Papaya and Rich Razzleberry, with some Pear Pizzazz leaves added. Then the whole thing was embossed with the Timeworn Type folder.

I really like that greeting, don't you? I've been known to combine words to make new ones, so this just tickled me when I saw it.

Pale Papaya Open Weave Ribbon and In Color Jewels fancied it up a bit more.

The last card also features the smaller blooms, this time stamped in Magenta Madness and fussy cut. After brushing Magenta Madness onto the cardstock with a Blending Brush, I used the Painted texture 3D folder to emboss it. The silver Simply Elegant Trim was wrapped around and knotted, then the ends were frayed.

Granny Apple Green leaves were stamped on the Beautifully Penned DSP and die cut with a Scalloped Contour die, then the fussy cut blossoms were adhered. I added the black dots to the flower centers with a Stampin' Write Marker to make them pop a bit more.

I really like the look of greetings heat embossed in white on a black background. They really stand out and make a statement!

That's all I have for today, so click NEXT to see what the always awesome Charlet at Painted Orange has made!

Saturday, September 25, 2021

CCM Saturday Blog Hop - All About Fall

Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is ALL about FALL, my favorite time of year! I combined an old favorite (Stitched Leaves Dies) with some new goodies to create this card.

The 3" x 4-1/4" Cinnamon Cider cardstock was embossed with the Timber 3D folder and adhered to a white card base.

After brushing the fall colors on the cardstock, the leaves were die cut and adhered to the brushed metallic-framed cork. (Third and fourth largest stitched rectangles created the frame.) Then all were adhered to the card base. The sentiment was cut with the smallest stitched rectangle and three brushed metallic dots were added.

That's my share for today. Click the Next button to jump over to Libby Fens at Libby Stamps, or the Back button to see what Mary Brown at Stamper Camper's Corner has made!

Stampin' Up! products used:

  • Banner Year Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Basic White and Cinnamon Cider Cardstock
  • Brushed Metallic Cardstock and Cork Specialty Paper
  • Memento Tuxedo Black, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Poppy Parade, and Cherry Cobbler ink
  • Blending Brushes
  • Stitched Leaves and Stitched Rectangles Dies
  • Timber 3D Embossing Folder
  • Brushed Metallic Adhesive-backed Dots

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Tutorial Tuesday - Gorgeous Leaves

Since tomorrow is the first day of Fall (yay!), I thought the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set was appropriate this week. Enjoy!

●    Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Leaves (153365), Time of Giving (156509), Gorgeous Leaves Bundle (158609)
●    Cardstock: Very Vanilla (101650), Crushed Curry (131199), Cajun Craze (119684), Blackberry Bliss (133675)
●    Ink: Crushed Curry (147087), Cajun Craze (147085), Blackberry Bliss (147092), Soft Suede (147115), plus Stampin’ Blends: Daffodil Delight (154883), Cajun Craze (154870), Blackberry Bliss (154877)
●    Tools & Accessories: Intricate Leaves Dies (153566), Paper Lattice (155697), Linen Thread (104199)

●    Card Base: Very Vanilla 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”
●    Cardstock #2: Very Vanilla 3” x 6” for stamping leaves
●    Cardstock #3: Very Vanilla ½” x 2 ¼”
●    Cardstocks #4, 5, and 6: ¼” x 8 1/2” single strip of each Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Blackberry Bliss (cut each color in 2 lengths :  ¼” x 3 ¼” and ¼” x 5 1/16”)


●    Stamp 3 leaves in Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, & Blackberry Bliss (clean stamp in between)
●    Use Stampin’ Blends to color the veins of each of the leaves
●    Die cut each of the leaves, set aside
●    Stamp sentiment, set aside
●    Tie bow from Linen Thread, set aside
●    Carefully adhere ¼” strips behind Paper Lattice
●    Adhere Paper Lattice with Stampin’ Dimensionals (tip - place them behind the strips!) up against the right side of the card
●    Bunch leaves and adhere to the left side of Paper Lattice piece on card
●    Adhere sentiment
●    Glue bow

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Monday, September 20, 2021

Stamp Review Crew - Penguin Place

Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's Penguin Place edition! The "Crew" is made up of a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who pick a stamp set or bundle to highlight on the first and third Mondays of each month, with a bonus hop if there is a fifth Monday. If you landed here from Bronwyn's blog, Addinktive Designs, welcome! There are only four of us today, so the hop won't take too long, but it's sure to be inspiring!

Penguin Place is a 28 piece photopolymer stamp set that can be purchased separately, or bundled with the coordinating Penguin Builder Punch for a 10% savings (while the Jul-Dec catalog is current). I love that it's not just for the holidays, either!

I have two cards to share today. One is a cool winter card and the other a birthday card. Lets start with the cool winter penguin, enjoying a slide down a snowy slope.

He's all bundled up for the weather with his cap and scarf. This card uses some of the free Sale-a-Bration DSP called Penguin Playmates, which will only be available for ten more days, while supplies last!

Some Silver Foil Specialty paper lends an icy feel to the ground and the stitched snowflake, as do the Rhinestone Basic Jewels scattered on the snowflakes.

The second card uses the free DSP again and the colors are so festive! Just Jade, Fresh Freesia, Soft Sea Foam, and Misty Moonlight just pop together! The penguin was stamped and punched with the punch, but the balloon had to be fussy cut. Luckily there weren't a lot of tiny details to cut around!

That's my share for today, so click NEXT to see what Charlet at Painted Orange has made. Her projects always make my jaw drop....so talented!

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