Well – good morning, y’all! Did you have a good weekend? Mine was busy – and fun! After Backstage on Friday and Saturday, we had our great Check Out The Krew FB event and it was great! If you were able to join us – I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! If you couldn’t watch – there’s a lot of good info still on the page – and…maybe even some prize patrols still open! 😉 And – I hope you are – or will be! – thinking about taking advantage of the great opportunity to join Stampin’ Up! with our team! We’d love to have you in our Stampin’ Up! family!
The card I made for you today is probably going to make you say….Mary, is that YOUR card?! 😳 It even surprised me! I used the pretty Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP to make a….clean-and-simple, masculine!…card! Gorgeous Leaves and its bundled Intricate Leaves die set paired with a simple sentiment from the Reflected in Nature stamp set. Take a look-see:
The layout for this one comes courtesy of the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week!
This one is stupid-easy, y’all, so….here we go!
I started by adhering a piece of Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP to an Early Espresso mat.
Next up, I cut a piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock and, using the leaves in the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set, stamped all over it in Cinnamon Cider ink.
I used the “wood grain” image and the smaller “splatter” image in the Gorgeous Leaves set and stamped over top of the leaves – but this time I inked-then stamped on scrap paper – then stamped the cardstock without re-inking! That’s called stamping-off-once, in case you’re wondering! 😉
I adhered the panel to an Early Espresso mat and then to the card front with Stampin’ Seal.
Using one of the dies in the Intricate Leaves set, I cut a pretty leaf from some lovely Gold Shimmer Vellum. I trimmed the stem and then adhered the leaf to the card front with Liquid Glue.
On a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, I stamped a Reflected in Nature sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink. Then I adhered the strip to a Cinnamon Cider mat. I used Paper Snips to cut a little banner in the one end!
I popped the strip onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, added some Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots and the card front was done!
On the inside, I inked and stamped-off-once the pretty leaf from Gorgeous Leaves and stamped it in the corner of a Very Vanilla panel.
I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to an Early Espresso mat and into my Blackberry Bliss card base, and the card was done!
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the same Gorgeous Leaves leaf on the front – this time in full-strength Cinnamon Cider…
…and a little more of the Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I am always so tickled with myself when I manage to create a CAS card! Go, me!! It was really easy to do with the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set and bundled Intricate Leaves die set. And the Blackberry Beauty Speciatly DSP has several not-overly-feminine designs, too! 🙂
I hope you like!
If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below.
P.S. Speaking of joining the team – did you know that the Gorgeous Leaves bundle is just ONE of the Bundles you could get for FREE when you join during Sale-A-Bration? Not even kidding! 😉 See down below for even more info! 🙂
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Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog! That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets! See my Customer Rewards page for full details.
Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!
You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial. The August Tutorial features the Nature’s Harvest Bundle!
This is the first time we’ve done a second Sale-a-bration in one calendar…and this one has got some awesome new products that you can earn for FREE with orders of $50+ and orders of $100+ placed between 3 August and 30 September!
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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Blackberry Bliss Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Early Espresso Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ (mat for stamped Cinnamon Cider panel)
Cinnamon Cider Cardstock: 2 5/8″ x 4 5/8″ (stamped panel on front); 5/8″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for sentiment)
Gold Shimmer Vellum: Intricate Leaves die cut leaf
Very Vanilla Cardstock: 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
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Finn Fan Fix
We had a little visitor in the garden yesterday.
How ’bout now?
There he is!
He was a little longer than the palm of my hand.
I’m pretty sure I heard him say….Fifteen minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance…. 🤔🤔
And – his second cousin twice removed was playing in the tomatillo garden!
Not saying I want them as pets or anything but….they ARE pretty stinkin’ cute! 😉