Stampin’ Up! Leaflets, Petals, Paisleys & Posies….Oh My!

Happy Sunday, y’all!  I hope that your weekend is going well – maybe getting ready for the onslaught of little ghoulies and ghosties on Monday night?  We don’t get trick or treaters here – which I really kind of miss.  I enjoyed them coming by way back “in the day” when we lived in a neighborhood – our 1/3 mile driveway with a gate sort of puts kids off!  Although it would make for a heck of a Haunted Hay Ride! 🙂

I also hope you’re getting all ready to buy some Designer Paper and take advantage of my Ordering Special – the sale and the special both go away tomorrow night!  Read on down for the details….

We had a great day on Saturday – took Finn over for another playdate with Scout.  He had so much fun with her and the other dogs!  And he thinks Scout is the bees knees.

Why do people say bees knees?  I don’t even think bees have knees and if they do, why would they be any better than anyone else’s knees?  Why not “the elephant’s knees”?  Or…the “anteater’s knees”?  Things that make you say….hmmmmm…

But I digress.  Finn loves Scout and she thinks he’s pretty cool, too!

After we got some lunch, we took him with us to get feed.  First time at the Tractor Supply store – and he had a great time!  Met folks who petted him.  Sat down and politely accepted the treat the cashier gave him.  Sniffed every flavor of dog food and treats that were on the bottom shelves.

And got two new toys!!  Cuz….what’s the fun of going to the store if you don’t get a new toy? Or two!?

He’s an awfully good boy!

So, we all had a big day and he’s sleeping now while I share my card with you.  If you remember a couple weeks back I shared the October Paper Pumpkin cards….

…and said I was going to make another shaker card using my leftover sequins from the kit and some Vintage Leaves.  Well, today’s the day!  I used the Leaflets Framelits and the sentiment from Paisleys & Posies.  And added a little Petals & Paisleys DSP….and the Petal Burst TIEF.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Vintage Leaves & Pines for the Fall/Halloween Blog Hop


Mornin’, y’all – welcome to another Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop. We’re doing a Theme Hop and today celebrates the arrival of Fall and Halloween!  That kind of leaves things wide open, so I’m betting you’ll see all sorts of projects today.   Do take the time to check them all out when you’re done here! 🙂

My ode to Fall has fall leaves – courtesy of Vintage Leaves and the matching Leaflets Framelits – and pine boughs and cones from Christmas Pines and the coordinating Pretty Pines Thinlits.  It gave me a card that really represents Fall at my house!  We’ve got pine trees and oaks and poplars and maples – so we have a good mix of green and fall colors when everything starts to change.  Take a look-see:

I based my design on the sketch from Mojo Monday this week.  Sketch #465:

You can see I flipped the sketch upside down…

I started by embossing a Crumb Cake panel in the Woodgrain TIEF and SNAILing it to a Crushed Curry mat.  Over that is a Crumb Cake rectangle embossed in the Petal Burst TIEF.  Before I ran it thru the Big Shot, I inked up the embossing side of the folder with Versamark and then laid my card stock in, and embossed it.  When I pulled it out, I sprinkled Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder over it and heated it up.  That put Copper in all the spaces between the embossed petals!

I rounded the corners with my Project Life Corner Punch and then matted it on a Crushed Curry mat – which had been rounded with the Envelope Punch Board.  I SNAILd that to the card front.

I then wrapped a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, a length of Rich Razzleberry 3/8″ Ribbon from the Trio Pack in the Holiday Catalog.  Finally, I wrapped some Gold Baker’s Twine around three times – securing it all in the back with scotch tape.

Next came pine boughs, cut with the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  I cut some from Old Olive and some from Always Artichoke, and adhered them with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.

I made three Vintage Leaves – stamping them in Versamark Ink on Very Vanilla.  Then I sprinkled the two oak leaves with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder, and the maple with Gold.  After I heat embossed them, I sponged them with Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry and Rich Razzelberry inks.  Then I cut them with their matching Leaflets Framelits!  I gathered their stems together, adhering them into the shape I wanted with Liquid Glue and then adhering them over the pine boughs.

I cut a “ribbon” from Rich Razzleberry card stock and adhered it to the top of the leaf cluster.  Then I cut a Pretty Pines pine cone from Copper Foil and added that.  Next came a Mini Pinecone embellishment and a double bow of Gold Baker’s Twine – both adhered with Glue Dots.

Finally, I made a sentiment leaf.  I first stamped the leaf in Tangerine Tango (stamped off once) on Very Vanilla and sponged it with some Crushed Curry and Rich Razzleberry.  The sentiment, from Endless Thanks, is stamped in Early Espresso.  I cut it with the matching Leaflets, and nestled it into the leaves with Liquid Glue.

I added three Rich Razzleberry small round Enamel Shapes to the side of the card front, and it was done!


On the inside. I stamped the same Vintage Leaves leaf that I’d used for the sentiment in stamped off TWICE Tangerine Tango in the center of a Very Vanilla panel.  I quickly made a sticky note mask and masked the leaf, then I stamped a pine bough cluster from Christmas Pines – the first image is in stamped off TWICE Always Artichoke and the second is in stamped off TWICE Old Olive.  Then I added a second Endless Thanks sentiment in Early Espresso.

I cut another – smaller – Pretty Pines ribbon from Rich Razzleberry and adhered it to the panel.  Then I SNAILd it to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Rich Razzleberry card base.  I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done! 🙂

For my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, I repeated the stamped off twice leaf and pine boughs – re-using my sticky note mask! – on the front of the envelope, in the exact way I’d done it for the inner liner…

…and on the envelope flap, I used the card stock from which I’d cut the Pretty Pines boughs as stencils, and added some Old Olive and Always Artichoke boughs with my Stampin’ Sponges!

Et Voila!  This one marries up a couple of my very favoritest bundles – Vintage Leaves and Leaflets and Christmas Pines and Pretty Pines!  Hope you like! 🙂

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this for yourself!

Now that you’ve seen my card, please take a little time to visit all the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew blogs today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Linda Geiger’s page. Click Previous Blog to go back to Beth’s page. Or – you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Jaime Babarczy
Jari Francis
Beth Hooper
Mary Deatherage – You are Here!
Linda Geiger
Amy Koenders


Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog.

Have fun on the Hop and I’ll see y’all tomorrow!




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Rich Razzleberry Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″)

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for card front);  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ (mat for front embossed panel)

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (Petal Burst front panel)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner panel); Vintage Leaves die cuts

Copper Foil: Pretty Pines pine cone

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Stampin’ Up! Sneak Peek – Basket of Wishes and Cookie Cutter Halloween!

Happy Hawwmp Day, y’all!  Wednesday, signaling that we’re cresting the hill and getting ready to slide on into another weekend!  And – in the case of this Wednesday….is one week and a day from the kick-off of the 2016 Holiday Catalog ordering season.  I’m thinking about putting my Christmas tree up, just in solidarity!

Just kidding.  That would be crazy.


I do have a totally unrelated question?  Does anyone know how many times a week Bachelor in Paradise is on?  Appears to me to be on every night.  And…how many Bachelor spin-offs are there these days?  Bachelors of the Serengeti?  Bachelor on the Orient Express?  Bachelor VS Predator?  Bachelor – The Bores Awaken?

Thank goodness for Big Bang Theory – no matter how many times I watch it – it’s just flat funny! 🙂 Perfect background noise for blog typing!

My card for today showcases another couple of stamp sets coming to you soon in the Holiday Catalog.  Cookie Cutter Halloween and Basket of Wishes.  As I’ve mentioned before – both Cookie Cutter Halloween and Cookie Cutter Christmas use the fun Cookie Cutter Builder punch – which you’ll be able to purchase as a bundle with Cookie Cutter Christmas! 🙂

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I combined these with some Petals & Paisleys DSP and this is what I got.  Take a look-see:


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My layout came from the design sketch challenge #62 at Stamp Ink Paper.

SIP #62
I did a little something different with this card – I started with my Delightful Dijon card base and ran the front of it thru the Big Shot in the Petal Burst TIEF.  It’s a pretty enough folder that the de-bossed side – visible when you open the card – looks just as good as the front!  I wrapped a piece of the new-in-the-Annual-Catalog Mint Macaron 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon around the card – securing it in the front with a couple of Glue Dots.  That way the inside of the card still looks pretty when you open it! 🙂

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I SNAILd a piece of the Petals & Paisleys DSP to a Mint Macaron mat and SNAILd it directly to the card front.  Then I went ahead and made my sentiment, stamping the words in Cajun Craze ink using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set.  I snipped the word out and adhered them to the card front with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.

I cut a circle of Very Vanilla and a mat of Mint Macaron with two dies from the Circles Layering Framelits.  I used my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker to add some faux stitches, then I SNAILd them together and popped them on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Using Crumb Cake ink, I stamped the basket and veggies images from Basket of Wishes on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  I used Blender Pens to color the image – using Crumb Cake for the basket, and Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi for the vegetables.  Then I fussy cut the whole thing.  I did cut the leaves but I did not cut the little curly-do’s.  I mean, I’m good, but come on! 🙂  Using my stylus, I rounded the basket a little and set it aside.

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The little scarecrow dude from Cookie Cutter Halloween is also stamped in Crumb Cake ink on Very Vanilla.  He’s colored with Blender Pens and Mint Macaron, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry.  I punched him out with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and then adhered him to the card with some Liquid Glue and a Stampin’ Dimensional under his head.  Then I popped the basket over the top of him with Dimensionals.  And I added a couple of curly-do’s with my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker.  And that was it for the front of the card.

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On the inside, I added another little scarecrow – using the exact same coloring technique as the dude on the front – to the corner of a Very Vanilla Panel.

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I SNAILd it to a Mint Macaron mat and then into my Delightful Dijon card base, and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got one more Cookie Cutter Halloween scarecrow on the front…

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…and a custom envelope flap cover from another little bit of Petals & Paisleys DSP.

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Et Voila!  Yet another group of tempting goodies arriving soon in the Holiday Catalog!  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this for yourself! 


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Thoughtful Branches Bundle

Time is Growing Short!

Check out our Pinterest board to see lots and lots of inspiration for using this great stamp set and Thinlits bundle! This one will only be around until the end of the month – so don’t miss out!  Get it right now!

Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Set – Item 143539 – $27
Beautiful Branches Thinlits – Item 143538 – $31
Thoughtful Branches Bundle – Item 144328 – $52



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Catalog shares are a great way to get a sampling of all the new papers, ribbons and embellishments in a new Stampin’ Up! catalog.  I’ve got several options for you – check out the listing here – or head over to the 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page to see all the new products in the shares, and to get signed up.  Deadline to get your name on my list is 28 Aug!

Go to my 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page – here – to see all the goodies and get signed up!  Deadline to get on the list is 28 Aug!

It’s time to start using those Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days Coupons that you earned in July!  The coupons are valid on any type of order from now through the end of August.  Check my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more details! 🙂

Paper Pumpkin BOGO

Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016

When you use promo code “BOGO” at PaperPumpkin.com, you’ll pay the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD and get your second month for FREE!  

If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you’ll get the November kit free!  Get all the details over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.

Hope you’re excited about the Holiday Catty going live – I know I am!

Tomorrow is Happy Stampers Blog Hop day – so be sure to check back to see all our projects! We’ll go live at 7am Eastern…




Only 8 days before I’ll be able to include links for all the goodies – like Cookie Cutter Halloween, Basket of Wishes and Petals & Paisleys DSP 


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

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ Scallop Circle (mat for art circle)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (inner liner); 2 3/8″ Circle (art circle); base for Basket of Wishes and Cookie Cutter Halloween

Petals & Paisleys DSP: 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (card front)

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Stampin’ Up! Give Thanks Today for All Things and a Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Happy Thanksgiving, my friends!  I hope this post finds you well, and surrounded by your family and friends.  And that your turkey thawed! 😉  I recall one quite memorable Thanksgiving many many years ago, when the turkey did not thaw, no matter what heroic efforts my parents attempted.  These days, the options for dinner on Thanksgiving are many, but back in the dark ages when this took place….not so much.  Denny’s was the only option.  And they were out of turkey!  Perhaps that’s the year I developed a taste for not-turkey on Thanksgiving – and on Christmas, too, for that matter.  Whatever your choice for dinner – I hope that preparations are well under way!


The Happy Stamper Ladies-Who-Hop have gathered their projects to share with you this Thanksgiving Thursday.  I know they’ve all worked hard to bring wonderful cards to you, so be sure to cruise thru all of their blogs, okay?

Here’s our design inspiration – this week was a sketch challenge!


My share is a conglomeration of the old and the new.  I used the wonderful For All Things, Vintage Leaves, Lighthearted Leaves and a soon-to-be-released 2016 Occasions Catalog set called Apple of My Eye (we ALL got one of these at OnStage Live – it was quite cool!!).  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Just a Botanical Note!


Happy Hawmp Day, y’all!  Although, for many of us, I suspect this is more like Friday than Hump-Day, huh?  Maybe you’re not even working today – to which I say….lucky you!  Enjoy your day off and get cookin’! 🙂

To that end, I’ll keep it short as I can, okay?  You’ve probably noticed I can get a little long-winded.  Sorry about that – I can get on a roll, no doubt!

My share today uses the entire Botanical Blooms Suite from the new Occasions Catalog – the Botanical Blooms Stamp set, the Botanical Builder Framelits and the Botanical Gardens DSP.  I threw in a nice little sentiment from the Watercolor Wishes stamp set and….take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Give Thanks For All Things with Vintage Leaves and a Wonderland!

Happy Sunday!  The On-Stage Live event was a great day – we saw a lot of cool new products that I can’t wait to share with you!

Of course, I have to wait – I can’t share these things with you until tomorrow night – so….really Tuesday!  So be sure to check back during the week, when I’ll be showing you some of what we saw yesterday!

We did have fun.  Everyone got two or three free stamp sets from the new 2016 Spring Occasions catalog, which is quite awesome!  And Amy and Jari and I took a little time to pose for the camera.


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So – the first ever On-Stage Live Event is in the history books and a good time was had by all.  And I just can’t wait to get my pre-order in and get them so I can start sharing the new goodies with you! 🙂

On to the business at hand.

Today’s card looks more complicated than it really is – especially after I tell you exactly how to do it! –  so don’t be intimidated.  It uses the For All Things stamp set, the Woodland TIEF and the super Festive Flower Punch (which is still in the Weekly Deals!).  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Vintage Leaves and One Big Meaning for Super Simple Saturday!

Hello from Tampa!  An uneventful drive down – I love my van! – was followed by a tiny fox-pass (that’s southern for faux pas) in the room assignment (room wasn’t ready but they gave me a key anyway!), I’m settled in my room, waiting for Amy Koenders to arrive.  We went out to meet Jari Francis to check out a Taco spot that was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.  I try to check those spots out when I’m in a town – I figure if Guy Fieri ate there and liked it enough to put on the show – then it’s for sure good enough for me.  I’ve had a bunch of truly outstanding meals following his “guidance”!  And – as advertised….really good Fried Grouper Taco!! yummmmm

I’m fixin’ to head out the door, wearing my new Brighton badge lanyard (from my oh-so-wonderful friend and upline Amy Koenders!) and wanted to share quick pic….  this is my view out my window!


There’s the convention center on the near-right where the festivities are about to begin.  There’s even a walk-way from the hotel to the center.  No street crossings! 🙂  Stay tuned for an update  – maybe this evening – on what went on today!

Today’s share is super simple – even if it does take more than one stamp set.  It uses the Vintage Leaves and the One Big Meaning stamp sets, with a little Gorgeous Grunge as a supporting character – and Into the Woods DSP.  I did mine in Tangelo Twist – but you could also do this in any color that coordinates with Into the Woods (like….Daffodil Delight, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry….all would be great color choices for this design).  See what I mean – take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! For All Things Super Simple Single Stamp Saturday!

Hello Weekend!  Whoo-hoo!  Hope that you have some fun something to do!  I’m getting a haircut today – which is always good.  I love it when it’s just cut and easy to make look like something.  Something good, I mean! 🙂

Just a quick news flash.  Next weekend, I’ll be heading down to Tampa (hopefully with the hubby in tow!) to attend the Stampin’ Up! Onstage Live event.  Amy Koenders and Jari Francis are both going as well, so I think we’re going to have a great time!  One benny of going is we get a sneak peek at the new 2016 (seriously!?  Already?!?!) Occasions Catalog.  And I’ll bring home some goodies and be able to share some of that with you!  So be watching for that in the next few weeks, okay?

Today’s card is so darned easy that I called it a Super Simple Single Stamp Saturday card.  No Big Shot needed.  No Embossing folders.  No Framelits.  Just a stamp set – the beautiful For All Things (in the Annual Catalog) and some paper and ink.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! A “Light”hearted Leaves Card!

It’s Friday!  And I’m almost on my way home.  Whoo-hoo!  It’s been an interesting trip.  Good that I came – I think they need my help, whether they know it or not!! 😉

But, I’m for sure looking forward to my Tempurpedic bed.  I believe this one is a piece of plywood.  With a mattress cover!  From the Dollar Store.  Sheesh.  Definitely not the best Hampton I’ve ever stayed in – definitely will be the last time I stay here.

Got some good news today – my travel for my trip to Yuma (a 30 day adventure – did I tell you they have killer bees there!?!?  Some kind of mutant bee that gets pretty pissy pretty quick.  Can’t wait!) was approved today.  Yeah??  That gave me the chance to go ahead and book my flight.  Thankfully, there was one middle seat left.  So I got it.

I hope the sarcasm came thru….

But – that’s neither here nor there.  Today’s all about another glowing card!

I couldn’t help it.  I had a piece of the Crumb Cake card stock left over, just the right size for a petite little fun fold card.  I loved the first one I did so much that I just had to do another one.  And this one uses Lighthearted Leaves – a stamp set that seems made for this kind of card.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Lighthearted Leaves for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop!


Good Blog-Hop-Thursday-Morning to y’all!  I hope you’re ready for some beautiful projects from all the Ladies-Who-Hop.  This week was a color challenge….


Perfect perfect perfect colors for Fall cards – so, I know that everyone is going to just “wow” the socks off of us all.  If you’re not wearing socks – I’ll wait while you go put some on.  It’s Fall!  And getting chilly.  You’ll catch your death of cold without socks on!

Anywhooo….before I share my project with you today, I’d like to introduce you to a little dude that we came upon whilst putting the horses out last night.  By the way – the night was so perfectly beautiful – you could smell the leaves on the ground, a little woodsmoke and perhaps someone burning a few leaves.  Just cool enough for a light jacket.  If you Googled “Fall in GA” – last night would have come up!  Just wonderful!

Yikes – off on a tangent again!  Here’s the little dude:

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According to Google – that’s a Cope’s Gray Tree Frog.  He’s just tiny – not as long as the fingers on my hand.  As opposed to the fingers on my foot?  Sheesh, Mare.  He stayed right there while we put the horses out thru the gate he was resting on, and shut said gate.  Must have been just chilly enough to make him sleepy – his little eyes were at half-mast and kept blinking like – “what?  Huh?  I’m the same color as this smooth tree I’m on. Why can you see me?”.  I love how he’s got his little frog-hands and frog-feet all tucked up under him!

So, now that you’ve met him, let’s talk cards – since that’s why you’re here!  My Blog Hop share uses the beautiful Lighthearted Leaves, a sentiment from Watercolor Wishes and my very favorite thing….the Woodland TIEF.  Take a look-see:

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