Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Simply - THANKS

Fall is in the air!  This easy to make card can be used to share your Thanksgiving wishes or as a thank you notecard.

Here is what you need to make your own card:

5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Pumpkin Pie Card Stock (CS)
5 1/4" x 4" Soft Suede CS
5" x 3 1/4" Whisper White CS
5" x 1 1/2" Into the Woods DSP
Seasonally Scattered Stamp Set (2014)
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
11" Hello Honey Stitched Ribbon

Yes, the "thanks" stamp is part of a retired set.  I hope you still have the set.  If you are like me, you want to use a set for more than one year.  I used the "Merry" stamp from this set last December so wanted to use the 'thanks" stamp now.

Stamp "thanks" onto the Whisper White card stock, adhere it to the top of the Soft Suede card stock.

Adhere the Into the Woods Designer Series Paper, as seen on page 43 of the Holiday catalog, below the stamped card stock onto the Soft Suede card stock.

Add the ribbon to cover the seam between the papers.  Several ribbons with the coordinating colors in the DSP are still available on the Clearance Rack, so hurry to pick up this great deal here!  Tie a knotted bow onto the ribbon.

Adhere Soft Suede card stock to the Pumpkin card stock.

Now how simple is that?!  You can do it!  Click on any of the items below to order.

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A little twist on the October 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Stampin'Up!'s October Paper Pumpkin kit came in a pink box.  I liked the cards so much I ordered a refill this morning!  If you are not already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber and would like to join the fun, click here.  Stampin'Up! will send an email to redeem your subscription.  If you are a subscriber, you can order refill kits here.  The refills come at a deep discount and do not have the stamp set or ink spot.

 How do you like what I added to the cards this month?

By stamping the flowers from the included stamp set onto the card base, envelope and  banner, my card is just a little different than the directions suggested.  I also sponged the edges of the flowered circle with Lost Lagoon ink to match the small flowers on the designer card stock.

On the card below, I added some 2013 - 2015 In Color Sequins which happen to be on the Clearance Rack for $1.99 as of October 26, 2015.  Check it out here.

With simple additions or changes you can make a kit your own.

I am still working on an alternative for the third set of cards in this month's kit.  I want to add some more bling!  I'll post it soon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Simply "Thanks" Two.

My classes made this version of  "A Simple Thanks".  It is a quick and easy card to make for your Thanksgiving wishes or for a thank you note.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies you need:
Seasonally Scattered Stamp Set - 2014
5 " x 3 3/4" Very Vanilla Card Stock
5 1/4" x 4"  Soft Suede Card Stock
5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Pumpkin Pie Card Stock
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
Very Vintage Buttons
Linen Thread and Metallic Thread - Gold
Retro or Color Me Autumn Washi Tape

Score the Pumpkin Pie card stock at 4 1/4".

Stamp "Thanks" with Soft Suede ink 1 1/2 inches from the bottom of the Very Vanilla card stock.

Adhere Very Vanilla card stock to Soft Suede card stock.  Adhere to Pumpkin Pie card stock base.

Tear off an about 3 1/2 inches piece of either Retro or Color Me Autumn Washi Tape.  Adhere to left side of  Very Vanilla card stock.

Thread a length of linen thread through the button and tie a bow.

With Gold Metallic Thread, make 4 coils around 3 - 4 fingers.  Pinch the coils together in the middle. Using a glue dot, adhere the pinched coils of metallic thread to the back of the button, then all to the washi tape.

The little leaves at the top right are punched out of left over sponged fall colors used on the Leaf of Faith card (see tutorial on this site).  The tiny punch is from a craft store's Dollar Basket.

To order Stampin' Up! supplies for this card, click on the item below.  The Seasonally Scattered stamp set was retired a few months ago.  I hope you picked it up on from Clearance Rack!  The tile below will show you what the full set looks like if you are searching for it on other sites.  Check the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack here to see if the washi tape is still there.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stampin'.

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Flurry of Wishes in Pacific Point and Night of Navy

I live in a part of California that does not see snow.  So I had fun making this card full of snowflakes!  If I had to shovel them, they might not conjure up such fond memories.

This card is a snap to make if you have the right Stampin' Up! tools.

The Flurry of Wishes photopolymer stamp set and punch for the two smaller snowflakes is on page 25 of the Holiday catalog or here They are available as a bundle for a 15% savings.  The larger snowflake is punched out using the Flower Medallion Punch on page 167 of the 2015 Annual catalog.  Or, see on-line, here.
If you prefer an evening feel, here is the same card made with Night of Navy card stock.

The dimensions and supplies needed are:
5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" Whisper White card stock base
5 1/4" x 4" Pacific Point of Night of Navy CS
5 1/4" x 2 1/2" Whisper White CS
Scrapes of Whisper White CS for snowflakes,
about 1 1/4" x 3" for the smaller and 2 1/2" square for the larger snowflake.
Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set
Flower Medallion Punch

Snow Flurry Punch
Dazzling Details
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Pacific Point Classic Ink Pad
Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink Pad
Marina Mist Classic Ink Pad

Randomly stamp the snowflakes onto the Pacific Point or Night of Navy card stock with the same color ink.  Stamp the sentiment onto the2 1/2" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and tear the top edge to form a hill of snow.    Adhere to bottom of stamped blue card stock.  Stamp with all blue inks and punch out several snowflakes to randomly attach to card.  Use stampin' dimensionals to lift some of the snowflakes, especially where one overlaps another.  Add rhinestones to some of the snowflakes or a dot of Dazzling Details.  Any embellishment you like may be added to the center of the snowflakes.  Add a line of Dazzling Details to the edge of the "snow bank".

You probably will have enough "snow bank" left over to make another card.

The Flurry of Wishes stamp set and the Snow Flurry Punch are available at 15% off as a bundle.  I have listed both the bundle and the individual pieces below.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies I used to make these cards.  Click on any item to be connected to my on line store.  Thank you.

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Thankful for You


If you do not send Thanksgiving cards to friends or relatives, use this card to send a Random Act of Kindness to your favorite grocery store checker, barista or that grumpy person down the street.  Who knows, you just might make that  grumpy person smile!

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies and dimensions needed:
Six Sayings Hostess Rewards Stamp Set on page 51 of the Holiday catalog
French Cuts Stamp Set - for you
8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Rich Razzleberry card stock, scored at 4 1/4"
4" x 5 1/4" Soft Suede card stock
3 3/4' x 5" Whisper White (for Inside greeting)
3 3/4" x 5" Into the Woods Designer Series Paper
1 1/2" x 5 3/8" Whisper White card stock
1 5/8 x 5 1/2" Rick Razzleberry card stock
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad
Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad
Ornate Tag Topper Punch
Banner Triple Punch
Mossy Meadow Stitched Ribbon
Stampin' Dimensionals

Adhere Into the Woods DSP to Soft Suede card stock, them both to Rich Razzleberry card base.
Stamp the smaller piece of Whisper White card stock with the "Thankful" stamp with Rich Razzleberry ink.

Using the Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the "for you" and stamp it in Mossy Meadow ink.
Punch one end of each of the smaller card stocks with the Ornate Tag Topper punch and the other end with the Banner Triple punch.  Check  that the tag is not too long to fit diagonally across the card.  If it is, cut come of the banner end off with the Banner Triple punch.

Adhere the stamped Whisper White card stock to the Rich Razzleberry card stock.
Tie a piece of ribbon through the slot in the tags.  Check the Clearance Rack for various ribbons that coordinate with the DSP here.

Add stampin' dimensionals to back of the tag and adhere it diagonally across the card.

Here is the same card made with the 2014 Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper.
The inks are Cajun Craze and Mossy Meadow.
The card stocks are Mossy Meadow base and Soft Suede backing the DSP.

The Six Sayings is a Hostess Rewards Set available through the Holiday catalog.  Earn this stamp set with an order of $150 or more.  Now is a  great time to have a Workshop to earn the set.  Leave  a comments below and I will get in touch with you about hosting an in-home or on-line workshop.

Click on any of the items below to order.  Remember the two cards use different card stock bases and ink.  Both are listed below.

Thank you for stopping by.  Happy Stampin'!

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