Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Layers and Burlap Thanks!

‘Sup, y’all?  Are you anxiously awaiting the arrival of the weekend?  I am.  Looking forward to leaving the work phone in the bedroom and having my headset tell me…”Phone 2 Disconnected”!! 🙂

As I type this on Thursday afternoon, I have – over on my craft table – a big box.

It says….”Stampin’ Up!” on the side.  Guess what’s in it??  Yep – my pre-order from the new 2017 Holiday Catalog!  I’m thinking I’ll do a quick pop-up FB Live video to show y’all what’s in it.  So – if I did that – AND you joined me – thanks!  And…was it awesome?  

Of course it was awesome – what a silly question to ask my future self today.  In the past. Which is also the present!

My eyes just crossed…so, I think I’ll just get on with the card!

I made a clean and simple thank you card with the All Things Thanks lending the sentiments.  The front is decorated with the Burlap background stamp, a strip of embossed card stock and a fall-ish leaf from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

I made this one using the sketch challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch – but apparently completely mis-read the closing date for the challenge, so I missed it! 🙁

So – a little background.  You guys know that we do a monthly digital tutorial using a different stamp set/bundle each month.  And that we send the tutorial – for free! – to folks who order from us and who are in our teams.

You knew that, right??

Well – the August tutorial uses the Colorful Seasons stamp set and matching Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

I had an idea in my head for my card, and so I pulled out my Embossing Paste and made this:

Well – not that exactly – when I made it it was still a “card front” – not all cut up!

I colored three small blobs of Embossing Paste with Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie Ink Refills and then laid them into the diamond mask in the Pattern Party Decorative Masks set.  All on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  I started with the Cajun Craze, then used Pumpkin Pie in the middle and ended up with Crushed Curry.  And you can see that I let them overlap and blend into each other.

And then I didn’t like it and went a whole different direction for my tutorial card.  But…being a pack rat…

So I cut a strip out of the middle for this card – you can see it in the photo above.

I inked up the Burlap image in Crumb Cake ink and stamped it on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, then matted it on Cajun Craze for the card front.  Then I matted my embossed strip on Cajun Craze and did a dry-fit with it on the card front.  Using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to line up my sentiment from All Things Thanks – I stamped it in Cajun Craze.

Then I adhered the matted and embossed strip underneath it with Liquid Glue.

I cut a Copper Foil leaf with the die in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and adhered it with a dab of Liquid Glue.  Then I stuck a Cajun Craze Enamel Shapes circle onto the leaf and added a little bow.  The bow is tied with a length of Linen Thread and two lengths of Copper Metallic Thread – and adhered with another little dab of Liquid Glue.  And that was it for the card front! 🙂

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from All Things Thanks in Cajun Craze on a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I created another Seasonal Layers leaf – this time I took a piece of scrap Very Vanilla and sponged all over it – kind of willy nilly – with Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry – then cut the leaf out.  I adhered it in the corner of the panel with Liquid Glue and added another Cajun Craze Enamel Shape.

I Fast Fuse’d it to a Cajun Craze mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got a second cut-out Seasonal Layers leaf and Enamel Shape (I knew this was going inside a box and not thru the mail) on the front…

…and I stamped the Burlap image again in Crumb Cake on the envelope flap – plus a few added leaves from the Colorful Seasons stamp set in Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry.

Et Voila!  Clean and simple but – I think this Seasonal Layers Thinlits die set has some of the prettiest dies (this is the set with the Adirondack chair and snowflakes, too!) and this is one of the best leaf dies we’ve had in a long time!  It’s not too big and not too small and is quite detailed.  Looks awesome in Copper Foil!  Hope you like!




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Carols of Christmas is Available Now!

You’ve been watching us make samples for you with this wonderful new set.  Now it’s your turn to get it for yourself – one month before it’s come available in the 2017 Holiday Catalog!

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This is the last 2017 Tax Holiday weekend  

Check to see if it’s YOUR State!

There are 13 US states having state sales tax holidays for school supplies.  What does that mean for you? Stampin’ Up! products that fall under that category will be tax-free for a limited time!  If you live in one of the lucky states (sorry – GA decided to opt out this year! 🙁 ), make sure to take advantage of the holiday.

Refer to this PDF to see which states are offering the holiday and relevant information for each state including holiday dates, products that qualify, and dollar limits per item.

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Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 7/8″ x 4″ (mat for embossed strip on front)

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 3/4″ x 3 7/8″ (embossed strip on front); Seaonsal Layers leaf die cuts

Copper Foil: Seasonal Layers die cut leaf on front

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Finn-Fan Fix  

Finn is a born barn-helper!

He’s not so good at the whole horse-herding thing – he still thinks “in front” is a logical way to move them around.  He’s wrong – in case you were wondering! 😉

But he still tries to help.

Like with…water buckets!

“I’ll carry it, Mom!  I’ve got it!  You can let go!  Let me do it myself!  I can do it MYSELF!!”

Here’s what he’s really aiming for…

“Gotta get that last little drip/lick of water.  None of my water bowls tastes this good.  Must…reach…water…wait, Mom, WAIT!!”


See what I did there? 😉



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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Layers and Burlap Thanks!

  1. So, now I want the burlap stamp 🙂 What you did with the embossing paste, colors that got it to almost copper and the layout was genius! I’m glad you participated in the sketch challenge even though it was past. I have done that on occasion and a couple of times I have missed checking to see if I was picked and lost out on goodies and being guest designer! Finn likes his licker, eh? See what I did there? 🙂 I too love your sense of humor so I try to mimic that and your cards!! (If you saw my post last night, you’ll get that.)

    • I DO get that – and I loved receiving that card, Karen! And yes – you definitely want the Burlap background stamp! It’s so versatile and pretty! Yep – he loves his likker. And I do see what you did there!! 🙂

  2. Love how you saved your tutorial panel and re-purposed it. What an interesting panel it created and was perfect for the sketch. Sorry you missed the cut off, though! Love the leaf inside, too. Perfect for fall 🙂

  3. Good things come to those to save! Being a pack rat isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I save things I don’t like for one card to use on another….someday.
    Great card. Clean and simple. Love, love, love the copper leaf!
    Speaking of copper…Iowa just passed a law that establishments can’t serve certain drinks in a copper mug. If people want copper to possibly leach into their drinks, who cares? Apparently Big Brother.
    Sorry about the political statement, but I get tired of government butting in where unnecessary.

    • I agree – let me poison myself! As I understand it – a Moscow Mule just isn’t a Mule if it’s not in a copper mug. But…I’ve never had one, so… Thanks much, Julie – it’s nice when being a pack rat occasionally pays off!! 🙂

    • I was told that the copper adds to the taste of that drink so I have 4 copper mugs 🙂 If it were lead, then I think we’d have to worry.

  4. Elisha Smith

    Oh I love this!! The tricolored embossing paste is lovely! I love that leaf too – wish they had included an oak leaf, since I live in Oakwood Hills😆 And the multitalented Finn is a water boy too? How lucky you are👍 Have a GREAT weekend!!

    • Thanks much, Elisha! I’d love to have a whole set of detailed leaf dies!! All different species! Yes – my help has many talents!! 😉

  5. Beautiful card Mary! Love the embossing paste panel and your copper leaf is just perfect!! Cute picture of the water boy too. 😉

  6. Pat Christ

    I’m not a burlap person, but seeing this card has changed my mind. And oh that Finn! Perhaps his horse-herding technique is actually follow the leader! Silly boy.

    • Yes – he IS a silly boy! And – in their younger days, all three of my horse kids would have schooled him in the error of his ways. As it is, they just roll their eyes and sigh dramatically! Thanks so much, Pat – I love this Burlap stamp! 🙂

  7. Ellie Peckler

    Mary, I really enjoy your clean and simple cards. Thank you for sharing and have a great weekend! – Ellie

  8. Susan K

    Looks like real burlap! The embossing paste design is a great idea, esp topped with that gorgeous leaf. Cute helper you have there. I’m most impressed with your picture taking skills while holding the bucket!

    • LOL – I’m getting better – but…true confessions…it took a few blurs before I got those two! Thanks much, Susan! 🙂

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