Good morning, y’all! Hope your weekend is going swimmingly!
WE will not be swimming – cuz of how it’s colder than a well-digger’s lunch bucket here (that’s REALLY cold in case you’re unfamiliar with the analogy!).
So – I’ve come to the sad realization that I just don’t have enough internet speed/bandwidth here to do a FB Live – so…we’re going to have to skip that for today. I’ll try to be back next week, though!
I made a simple little card using the Wishing You Well stamp set and some pumpkins from the Toil & Trouble DSP. Take a look-see:
The design for this one hailed from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.
I started with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock that I embossed in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF.
Now – I learned something today. My mom has a Big Shot so I didn’t bring mine – and I didn’t bring most of my platforms. Something told me to stick the Magnetic Platform in, though. Which is good – cuz the platform my mom has is AWOL. So…I tried messing around with what I had. With this Dynamic TIEF (these are a lot thicker, remember) I was able to emboss with a Magnetic Card from Stamp-N-Storage as a shim with the Magnetic Platform! Score! 🙂
I added faux stitches with my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker, then I matted the panel on a Cajun Craze panel for the card front.
On another piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the pretty grasses image from the Wishing You Well stamp set in Mango Melody – then I turned the stamp ever-so-slightly and stamped it again without re-inking. I added the flowers with Cajun Craze and stamped the oh-so-totally-gorgeous ribbon/bow with Mossy Meadow. Then I cut the image with the largest circle die in the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
I matted the circle on a Scalloped Circle of Cajun Craze and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I fussy cut three pumpkins from the Toil & Trouble DSP and adhered them with a combination of Liquid Glue and Dimensionals.
The Wishing You Well sentiment is stamped in Mossy Meadow on a strip of Very Vanilla. I snipped banner ends, then edged it with my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker and adhered it with Liquid Glue.
I tied a Mossy Meadow bow from the Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine and stuck it on with a Glue Dot. Several gold Metallic Pearls on the flowers and on the sentiment finished off the card front.
On the inside, I added another Wishing You Well leaves image in Mango Melody on a Very Vanilla panel. I added Cajun Craze flowers, a Mossy Meadow bow and Mossy Meadow faux stitches, too!
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cajun Craze mat and then into my Mango Melody card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more flowers on the front…
…and I added some more of the Toil & Trouble DSP to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I just love this Wishing You Well stamp set – I think it has to be one of my favorites in the Holiday Catalog. Hope you like!
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Santa’s Workshop Memories & More Card Pack is BACK!
Whoo-hoo! This awesome pack is chock-a-block full of wonderful Christmas images and sentiments! And…it’s back in stock!
Head on over to my online store and getcha some! 🙂
It’s Time to Get Signed Up For the November Holiday Paper Pumpkin!
The Paper Pumpkin team designed November’s kit to give current you guys a solution for your holiday crafting needs! So, now’s the time to get cozy this Christmas season with Paper Pumpkin, your One-Stop Box™ for holiday papercrafting fun. When you subscribe by 10 November, we’ll send you our specially-designed box filled with everything you’ll need for a holly-jolly, handmade holiday.
- The holidays are the best time to share our appreciation for others, and nothing does that like a handmade holiday card. November’s kit gives you everything you need to make plenty of those! (10 cards; 5 of 2 unique holiday designs.)
- Coordinating colors for this kit: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
- HINT: the box is a great sneak of what’s inside! Can you say…PLAID, baby!! 🙂
Remember, when you subscribe (or renew your subscription!) before 10 Nov, you’ll gets all of this PLUS an exclusive stamp set AND an ink spot—all for $19.95 and that includes shipping! If you’re currently a subscriber – just hang in there and you’ll see notice that your kit shipped after the 10th of November!
If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.
Coming in November!
Let it snow! Or at least… create a snowy wonderland using this incredible assortment of products.
With two stamp sets, paper, accessories, and dies, the only limit is your creativity!
This suite of snowy goodness is currently available only to Demonstrators (or…in a Starter Kit!) – but it’s coming soon for you guys!
The thing is, when it does arrive for you on 1 Nov, it’ll only be while supplies last OR until 30 November 2018 whichever comes first! If a product’s supply is depleted before 30 November 30 it will no longer be available for purchase.
You can click on the picture above to see a fun video showcasing the products. Then check out the flyer below to take a closer look-see!
Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Mango Melody Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″)
Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ Scalloped Circle (mat for art)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Framelits circle (art)
Toil & Trouble DSP: fussy cut pumpkins; envelope flap
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!
Finn Fan Fix
As requested – some pics from Colorado!
Saturday was gorgeous – supposed to start the snow at 2am on Sunday – so we did a little bit of errand running. Then when we got home I noticed a few…nuthatches (I think?) on a pine tree outside the deck.
He and his buddies were flitting all around one particular pine tree with lots of pine cones. They’d land on the pine cone (upside down!) and peck peck peck at the seed inside!
Not easy to see him – sorry! But they were quite entertaining for a few minutes!
Here’s a few pics from around our house….the Aspen are busy being spectacular!
When I went on today’s walk – I’m TRYING to be good and keep closing those darned iWatch rings!! – I got a super view
The house is nestled in the woods – pretty quintessential cabin in the Colorado mountains!
So – Monday’s pictures will probably feature that cold white stuff! Stay tuned!