Well, as anticipated, the night sky was not visible for us last night. So we missed the most-Super of the 2015 Super Moons AND the super-rare Total Lunar Eclipse of said Super Moon. Perhaps we’ll still be around in 2033 and will get to see it then. If any of you saw it – was it completely awesome?!?! I SO wanted to see it!! 🙁
Today’s share is a super simple card to make. It takes a little bit of time to make 8 of them like I did – cause of how you get to color! I just used the Lighthearted Leaves, Watercolor Wishes and the Tin of Cards stamp sets, and added some color from 4 Fall-centric colors in the 2014-2016 In Color suite: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist and Mossy Meadow. Take a look-see:
I set up a bit of an assembly line – you can see that all the cards are identical, with the exception of the color scheme! I started with 8 of the Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes. For the mats, I pulled out the 2014-2016 Designer Series Paper and used the handwriting design for each of my 4 colors. Hint – the other side of that design is the polka-dots and I saved the leftover portion to use as envelope liners!
I cut 8 pieces of Whisper White Card Stock for my art pieces on each of the cards. On each piece, I stamped the maple leaf from Lighthearted Leaves, using the new Basic Black Archival Ink.
I then colored the leaves with my Stampin’ Write Markers. I made two cards in each of the 4 colors. Once I had all the leaves colored, I used the pretty little scroll image from Tin of Cards and stamped it top and almost-bottom in Basic Black Archival Ink on all the pieces. While I had the stamp out, I also added the same image to the inside of the cards. I left the inside blank except for that design element.
Each card got the sentiment from Watercolor Wishes, stamped in the same ink color as the leaf – so Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist and Mossy Meadow
I SNAILd each art piece to the corresponding mat from the 2014-2106 In Color Designer Series Paper. Then I gave each card front a single wrap and small bow with various items. The Blackberry Bliss cards got a Silver Cording Trim bow, while Tangelo Twist got a bow made from a length of Tangerine Tango Baker’s Twine. Mossy Meadow and Hello Honey got Baker’s Twine bows, too – using Old Olive and Crushed Curry respectively. Even though the colors aren’t exact matches, they’re so close that they work perfectly! I added a tiny dab of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue under each bow – just to secure it a little.
I adhered the card fronts to the Whisper White Note Cards with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The final touch was to cut out short envelope liners using my Envelope Liner Thinlit dies and the leftover DSP from making the mats for the card fronts.
And that was that! Easy Peasy nice and squeezy!
This is a pretty straightforward card design that you could easily modify with whatever focal stamp that you wanted. I can tell you that the Designer Series Paper Collections are really great values, that give you lots of color flexibility. There’s more than just the 2014-2016 collection, too. Take a look:
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These are 12″ x 12″ paper stacks, with 40 double-sided sheets per stack. At $22 per stack, that’s a lot of paper! Definitely check them out and consider adding them to your tool box.
Hope that you enjoyed this easy card. I’ll be back tomorrow with the updates from Stampin’ Up! and a new set of Weekly Deals!
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Update on the Witching Decor Project Kit: inventory of the Witching Décor Project Kit was very low—and customers responded! This kit is now sold out and is no longer available. For those who had ordered the kit and received notice that it was on backorder, you’ll receive your kit once the shipment already in transit arrives at the SU! warehouse; that delivery is tentatively scheduled for September 30. If you didn’t get in on time and you’re looking for a Halloween decoration project, might I suggest the Season to Season Wreath Project Kit?
This project kit will give you everything to make a wreath that spans Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas! Three wreaths from one kit. Interested? Click here to go right to that spot and get yours on its way!
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BACKORDER LIST AS OF 24 Sep 15
140932: Basic Gray Archival Stampin’ Pad
132622: Gold Foil Sheets
139672: Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (more details)
139673: Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (more details)
138402: Silver Metallic Thread (131 backordered; 2,816 expected)
139592: Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper
139670: Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies
140969: Witching Décor Project Kit (inventory of the Witching Décor Project Kit was very low—and customers responded! This kit is now sold out and is no longer available. For those who had ordered the kit and received notice that it was on backorder, you’ll receive your kit once the shipment already in transit arrives at the SU! warehouse; that delivery is tentatively scheduled for September 30.)
139752: Wonderland Wood Stamp Set
139622: Spider Web Paper Doilies
139666: Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies (3,859 backordered; 3,120 expected)
139647: To You and Yours Shaker Cards Project Kit (510 backordered; 2,500 expected)
139607: Red Foil Sheets
Date to be Determined
138309: Fine-Tip Glue Pen (199 backordered; 15,300 expected)
139745: Winter Wishes Clear Stamp Set