Stampin’ Up! Gather Together Words with Video Tutorial for The Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – Laurie’s getting us ready for Thanksgiving with her challenge to us this week.  I know it’ll give your creative mojo a bump!  So I hope you’ll come and play along with us!

If you were able to join me yesterday for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If you weren’t able to watch the live version, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

I did a little color blocking on this one – using the pretty blocks to accent my Gather Together Fall images and sentiments from Well Said and the Word Wishes dies!  Add in a little In Good Taste DSP and…perfect Thanksgiving card!  Take a look-see:

And here’s our Paper Players badge – I hope you’ll come and play along! 🙂

And my layout was inspired by the CASE the Designer challenge from Global Design Project.

I started with some of the pretty In Good Taste DSP and stamped the wheat image from Gather Together in stamped-off-once Early Espresso all over the panel.  Then I matted it on Pumpkin Pie for the card front.

On a piece of Fluid 100 paper I stamped three blocks using my small acrylic blocks – these are “B” Blocks.  I added Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry ink to the block – spritzed it lightly with water using my Stampin’ Spritzer – and pressed the block down onto the paper and held it for a beat.

When the watercolored blocks were well and truly dry, I tore around the image to make the sentiment/art panel.

Using my sticky note masks, I added pumpkins and wheat images to the blocks in stamped-off-once Early Espresso.  Here’s a tip: once you create sticky note masks – SAVE them!  Keep them right in the stamp case – ready for your next project! 🙂

Using the single word sentiment from Well Said – I stamped it in Early Espresso on the art panel.

I adhered a piece of Early Espresso to a Foam Adhesive Sheet and then cut the Word Wishes sentiment from it.  I adhered the sentiment to the card front.  Then I used the same die to cut a bronze Brushed Metallic card stock to cut the sentiment again and adhered it to the sentiment with Liquid Glue.

I popped the art panel onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Next, I ran a length of 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim thru an Acorn Trinket and tied a simple bow.

Then I adhered the embellishment to the card front with a Glue Dot – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I repeated the color blocking on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  When it was dry, I added a sentiment from the Gather Together set in Early Espresso.  Next to it, I added a large pumpkin in Cajun Craze and some wheat in Crushed Curry – no masking needed!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pumpkin Pie mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more pumpkins and wheat on the front – the double pumpkins in Pumpkin Pie, the large in Cajun Craze and the wheat in Crushed Curry.  I did use my sticky note masks here…

…and I added some more of the In Good Taste DSP on the envelope flap – then stamped it with Early Espresso wheat from Gather Together!

Et Voila!  How fun is this color blocking technique?  I love it – and love that it’s different every time!  Gather Together is one of my favorite stamp sets – even without using the bundled Gathered Leaves dies.  I’m also a big fan of word dies – and the Word Wishes dies – with its coordinating Well Said set is a perfect tool to have for all sorts of wonderful sentiments!

I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

The Paper Players Design Team






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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Early Espresso Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Word Wishes Die Cut sentiment

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper:  Art panel torn to fit – approximately 2 1/4″ x 5″

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Brushed Metallic Card Stock: Word Wishes die cut sentiment

In Good Taste DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix 

The saga continues.  Day 2

Just layin’ in ma bed…

….Pokin’ the bear.

Neenerneeenerneeeeeenerrrrr I’m in your beeeeeedddd…..

He was sound asleep by the door.  😂

She finally walked away in disgust, cuz….it’s no fun if no-one gets their pantaloonies in a twist!


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20 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Gather Together Words with Video Tutorial for The Paper Players

  1. LOVELY card, perfect for all the challenges…I love the color blocking! And I love the kitty! We have no pets so it is always fun to see other peoples’!

    • stampsnlingers

      You are welcome to come get your pet-fix any time, LeAnne! Thank you so much! 🙂

  2. Simply stunning Mary!! Love this card! Sorry that I missed you live last night, we were just finishing up our rounds of the neighborhood when you went live. As for that cat, ha! Love that she’s all curled up to torment the dog and then when he wasn’t tormented, she left. Typical kids! 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – she’s touching me!! ROFL! Hope you had fun Trick-or-Treating! Thanks so much, Amy! 🙂

  3. I’ll be giving this technique a try again. It was perfect for the challenges you picked AND it was fun watching you create it! Katy is funny but the narrator is TOO funny! Have a blessed day.

  4. Wow this is really stunning! I love the design!

  5. Faith Simpson

    This is really a hard technique for me. I’ve wasted soooo much watercolor paper, but you make it look easy. This really is a beautiful card.
    Finn and Katy make me laugh….sibling rivalry….never a dull moment.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – that is a true statement. When they’re both asleep it’s pretty quiet! 😉 Thanks so much, Faith! 🙂

  6. Such a great card, love the color blocking. I can see the word dies getting tons of use in the future!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – love sentiment dies!! Thanks much, Allisa! 🙂

  7. Love this Mary! Those rich colours compliment your wheat and pumpkin combo perfectly and I love the way you used the block technique. So much so, you have given me an idea for a card for my next class using a completely different set so thanks for that! Have a great week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yeah for new ideas! Hope your class goes well, Joanne – thank you! 🙂

  8. Such a beautiful card Mary! The color blocking with acrylic block looks fantastic with the depth of color you achieved, and the die cut sentiment along with the ribbon with the acorn element all look fabulous! Your cat cracked me up! I have had a number of cats over the years and I am always struck by their air of superiority…until the want to be fed LOL! I always appreciate seeing the updates of your four legged crew!

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL – you got that right! Their world for sure revolves tightly around them – and we’re allowed to “help” them as much – or as little – as THEY like! Thanks very much, Stef – I was tickled with the color combo on the block coloring! 🙂

  9. Ann Wilcox Schach

    Beautiful, Mary! How I wished I had just one iota of your creativity!!! The metallic die cut adds so much, as does that adorable acorn charm!

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh you’ve got way more than one iota, Ann! We think a lot alike in the card making department! Thank you so much! 🙂

  10. Gorgeous card, Mary! I just love all of the details you added you your card.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Anne Marie! Appreciate you coming by! 🙂

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