Good morning! We’re half way thru the weekend and I have a tired puppy!
We had our playdate with his Aunt Scout and Aunt Maggie yesterday.
Maggie’s the non-Aussie there in the middle. She was the calming influence. Scout and Finn….not calm. At least not at first. They ran and ran and chased a bumper and rolled each other around in the grass. There was a lot of body blocking going on. Scout outweighs Finn by a bit right now – she won’t for long! – so he did a lot of the rolling! Give him a minute, though, and he’ll be giving as good as he gets!
They finally had to take a break.
Apparently his feet were hot! 🙂
By the end of the playdate, we were able to get them to hold still together. Check this.
That’s Scout on the left. Don’t they look practically like twins? 🙂
We had such a good time – it was a gorgeous day and a lot of fun. I hope – and I know Finn does, too – that we’ll be doing that on a regular basis!
When we got home, the puppy crashed. Hard. For about an hour. During which time, I made y’all a card! This one used the Jar of Haunts stamp set and some Brights Designer Paper. Take a look-see:
My layout was inspired by the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. Challenge #259:
And I used the inspiration photo from The Card Concept challenge #60:
I made the chevron card front by cutting strips of Old Olive paper from the Brights Designer Series Paper stack. Each strip is one inch wide. I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to my card front size of 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ and then used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the strips to the panel. I left a slight gap between each strip to mimic the ribs in the pumpkin. I have no idea what the gap is – I used the highly scientific TLAR method. TLAR – That Looks About Right. Y’all need to add that technique to your kitbag if you haven’t already! 🙂
Once all the strips were in place, I trimmed the excess and then SNAILd the panel to a Crushed Curry mat.
My horizontal elements are made from 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon and Kraft Rope Trim. I used Liquid Glue to add the three pieces to the card front.
For my art and sentiment, I went to the Jar of Haunts stamp set. I stamped the wonderful pumpkin image in Pumpkin Pie ink on Whisper White card stock, and added the stem in Soft Suede. Using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to pick up ink from the ink pad lids, I colored the pumpkin in Pumpkin Pie, the stem in Soft Suede and the leaf in Old Olive. Then I cut the pumpkin using a circle die from the Circles Layering Framelits die set.
The sentiment, also from Jar of Haunts, is stamped in Cajun Craze. I adhered the sentiment circle to a Crushed Curry scalloped circle mat and then used Liquid Glue to adhere it to the Kraft Rope Trim. And that was it for the card front!
On the inside, I used another couple of strips – thinner this time – of the Old Olive Designer Series Paper and adhered them (with that TLAR gap again!) to a Whisper White panel.
I SNAILd the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Pumpkin Pie card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!
On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added another of the Jar of Haunts pumpkins…
…and used some Pumpkin Pie Designer Series Paper to cover the envelope flap (yes, I ran out of Old Olive paper!).
Et Voila! I think I captured the chevrons and the pumpkin theme of the concept card – and I kind of like how my card front turned out. Of course the Jar of Haunts pumpkin remains one of my very favorite pumpkin images! Hope you like!
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!
HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: PXSUUPGV
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.
TODAY is the last day to take advantage of my ordering special and get stocked up on envelopes for the holidays!
For all Stampin’ Up! orders of $50 or greater placed through me thru Sunday, 23 October – You’ll get to choose a free pack of Stampin Up! Envelopes or Note Cards & Envelopes!
Here’s the Deets:
For any order of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through me, you’ll get to select a pack of envelopes or note cards & envelopes of your choice! This is on top of the regular $10 thank you gift that you get to select if you add my Host Code (if your order is under $150 then add the code, but if your order is over $150 don’t add the code…but you’ll still get the gifts!). The Host Code for this event is: PXSUUPGV. You’ll also earn Peppermint Rewards Points!
How to get your free envelopes or note cards & envelopes:
Simply place your $50 or greater order and then email me your selection! I’ll order the envelopes or note cards & envelopes when I place my Host Order on November 1 and I’ll send them out (along with your thank you gift if you’ve added the Host Code or have an order over $150) to you just as soon as my Host Order arrives.
Here are your choices!
Item # Product Name
141663 Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645 Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660 Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654 Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630 Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640 By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986 Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981 Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper
Don’t miss your chance to get some extra envelopes on hand for all your card giving coming up in the next few months – this is the last day!
I’ll be back in your inbox bright and early tomorrow… 🙂
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
CARD CUTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″)
Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/4″ Scallop Circle (sentiment mat)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 1/8″ Circle (sentiment)
Brights Designer Series Paper Stack: 1″ x 5 1/8″ (Old Olive x 4 – card front); 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (Old Olive x 2 – inner liner strip); envelope flap (Pumpkin Pie)
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!