Well – it’s Friday. But it’s really like Thursday since I have to work tomorrow. But – we get Sunday and Monday off! Whoo-Hoo!! Thank you Chris Columbus! 🙂
Today’s card is a collage card – which I love to do. But – it’s still got a lot of open space, so…it’s kind of a clean-and-collage-y card! And it uses the so-pretty Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits with some help from the Touches of Texture stamp set. Take a look-see:
As you might have noticed, my “photo booth” has changed up a bit. We’ll see how this works!
I played along with four challenges on this one – the first, from Hand Stamped Sentiments, inspired the layout.
The Paper Players lent the Fall floral theme…
And…the color scheme from the Fab Friday challenge worked perfectly for the theme!
Finally – the Global Design Project was looking for Grateful-themed cards…
I started with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock. Using the large splatter image in the Touches of Texture stamp set, I stamped it twice in Fresh Fig ink. I didn’t re-ink between the stamps, either. Then I matted the panel on Tranquil Tide and Cajun Craze card stock panels with Fast Fuse.
I added a couple of small flowers from Touches of Texture in Cajun Craze, just to add a little more “collage” to the card.
Next up, I punched a set of leaves in Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide with the new Leaf Punch, and cut a larger set of leaves in Tranquil Tide with the die in the Eclectic Layers Thinlits. I creased all the leaves a little with my Bone Folder and adhered them with Liquid Glue to the card front.
To make the pumpkin, I cut the large open pumpkin from the Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits a few times – twice in Cajun Craze and once in Copper Foil. I adhered one of the Cajun Craze Pumpkins to a piece of Cajun Craze card stock and fussy cut the excess (to give me something to glue to). Then I took the Copper Foil cut-out pieces and laid them in the Seaside TIEF and embossed them. And then I used Liquid Glue to adhere them inside the pumpkin shape. I did one more run thru of the Patterned Pumpkins die – just enough to yield a Tranquil Tide stem!
I popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The sentiment, from All Things Thanks, is stamped in Fresh Fig on a Very Vanilla strip. I cut banner ends with my Paper Snips, edged the banner with my Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker and popped it on with Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The final pieces are some Cajun Craze Enamel Shapes and a bow tied with a length of Jute Twine and one of 1/4″ Copper Trim. The Jute Twine piece is the result of separating the three strands that are twisted together to make the Twine. I adhered the bow with a Glue Dot.
On the inside, I stamped the splatter image from Touches of Texture again in Fresh Fig on a Very Vanilla panel. Then I adhered the Copper Foil Patterned Pumpkin over that, with the Cajun Craze cut out pieces in the middle. I ran the die back thru to cut a Tranquil Tide stem and added it as well!
I Fast Fused the panel to a Tranquil Tide and Cajun Craze mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Touches of Textures Fresh Fig splatter and a Cajun Craze pumpkin from the Patterned Pumpkins on the front…
…and a few more Fresh Fig splatters and Cajun Craze flowers from Touches of Texture on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Some Fall-colored florals from the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits, the new Leaf Punch and the Eclectic Layers. Throw in some Touches of Texture and you’re all set. Hope you like!
HOST CODE FOR 28 SEPTEMBER – 15 OCTOBER: KZGTEBYK
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. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.
Free Shipping and Double Peppermint Points only thru Sunday!!
Deal #1: Free Shipping on orders over $50!
For all orders of $50 or greater (before taxes and shipping) placed through me from now through Sunday, 8 Oct, I’m offering free shipping. Here’s how you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:
- Place your order directly through my online store, and provide me with your PayPal account e-mail and I’ll send you your rebate via PayPal
- Send me your order via email, I’ll deduct the shipping costs and send you an invoice through PayPal.
I’m not doing checks this time around – since I’m not at home. If you just can’t do PayPal – give me a holler. We’ll see what we can work out!
Deal #2: Double Peppermints on orders over $50!
Peppermints are the reward “currency” in my Customer Rewards program (the Punkin’ Heads!). You gather up peppermints when you order thru me – usually you get one peppermint for every $25 in product (before shipping and tax) that you buy. Remember, when you collect 16 peppermints, you’ll get a free $40 gift from me! So – with this Double Peppermint special, you’ll earn four Peppermints for each $50 that you order!🙂
Remember – these are good for just one week!
When you place your order online, don’t forget to add the host code below (if your order is under $150) to get your free gift! 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. 🙂 Now – it turns out I’m not the only one offering some free goodies this month! Stampin’ Up! is, too! Read on!!
World Card Making Day Special Promotion!!
We didn’t come up with World Card Making Day, but we’re thrilled that it’s a thing! It’s a day dedicated to doing what you love most—making handmade cards! It celebrates the creativity and personal connection handmade cards create between loved ones, and it’s a great time to make their own cards to send to your family and friends.
This year the world celebrates the day on October 7, but one day wasn’t enough for us. For ten days (October 1–10), we can get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets.
NOTE: We’d been offering two free Fast Fuse Refills when you purchased a Fast Fuse Adhesive, but y’all snapped those up so fast that they went on backorder and we had to discontinue that special! 😦 To help make it up to us, SU! will bring back the same offer on Fast Fuse for five days within the next few months, after they’re confident they have sufficient Fast Fuse in stock (this five-day offer will be in North America only). In the meantime, we apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding!
So….let’s celebrate the best hobby of all—cardmaking!
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Designer Series Paper Sale…
All Month Long!
Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper! By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. We’ll be able to buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale!
So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and gather up lots of pretty paper! Take a look-see at what’ll be up for grabs!! Click the picture to open a handy – and colorful! – flyer!
PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); Patterned Pumpkin die cuts
Tranquil Tide Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Leaf Punch and Eclectic Layers die cuts
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner); 1/2″ x 1 3/4″ (sentiment banner)
Copper Foil: Patterned Pumpkins die cuts
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 (you’ll have to settle for re-runs until I get back home to take fresh photos!!)