Good morning, y’all – happy Sunday! Today’s going to be fun – we’ve got our Amy’s Inkin’ Krew “business” meeting! I put it in quotes, cuz – while we do take care of some business, we also eat our lunch and make a few projects. And it’s really fun to get to be with some of our fellow demonstrators who are lucky enough to be in Amy Koenders’ downline! I’m always glad when I get to be home when the “in person” meetings are being held!
Wayne made it safely home, a smidge before I got the house as “done” as I’d planned, but…it’s all good! Good to have him back in the house – even if there’s the usual adjustment period. Dinner on a schedule, sharing the remote, socks on the coffee table. Not the ones with his feet in them – the ones he takes off at the end of the day! It’s his version of dropping his underwear on the floor – which he doesn’t do! LOL. But, as I said, it’s good to have him home! I know his mom is missing having him there with her in the rehab center. 🙁
My card for today is a bit of an homage to Fall – cuz I know it’s going to get here soon! Weather folks on tv say Wednesday.
So…you know that’s gonna happen, right? 😉
I used the pretty Basket of Wishes stamp set from the Holiday catalog and one of my favorite texture sets – Touches of Texture – from the Annual Catalog. Take a look-see:
This one plays along with two challenges. The first is the Viva La Verve sketch challenge – the second challenge for September:
And I also used a Photo Week challenge from Just Us Girls. Challenge #362:
I started with a piece of Crumb Cake card stock, which I tore all around the edges. Then I used the big splattering of tiny dots image from Touches of Texture, stamping it all over in Crumb Cake ink. Sometimes full strength and sometimes stamping a second time without re-inking. Then I added the flower image, all over (leaving a blank spot for my sentiment) in Delightful Dijon.
I cut a piece of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon – the same length as the card – and used some Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere it to the panel.
The sentiment, from Basket of Wishes, I stamped in the corner in Early Espresso.
For my art, I matted a small piece of Serene Scenery DSP to a Delightful Dijon mat and popped it over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I cut two pieces with the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits – one in Crumb Cake and one in Cajun Craze. To give them some texture, I used the same dots image from Touches of Texture and stamped all over the die cuts in Early Espresso ink. Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere them to the card.
The focal art is from Basket of Wishes. I stamped the basket in Crumb Cake ink on Very Vanilla, then added the flower bunch in Soft Suede. I colored the image with my Clear Wink of Stella brush – using Soft Suede on the basket, and Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze, and Old Olive on the flowers. Then I cut it out using a die from the Circles Layering Framelits.
I got the bright idea to make the circle look a little like a sunflower. So…I punched a flower with my Flower Medallion Punch from a piece of Delightful Dijon. Then I made some stitches all around the edge of the flower with my Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker.
I added the circle with some Liquid Glue – and then it seemed like a good idea to add some stitches to that as well, so I did!
The final touch – see him up there? – is a little buzz-bee from the….Jar of Love stamp set! I stamped him with Early Espresso ink on some Vellum card stock, adding some Crushed Curry to his body with my marker and cut him with his little die in the Everyday Jars Framelit set. Then I used my Fine-Tip Glue Pen to add him to the basket – and the card front was done!
It’s mounted a little differently than usual – I SNAILd a panel of Delightful Dijon to my Crumb Cake card base – then I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
On the inside, I tore the edges of another piece of Crumb Cake card stock. Then I stamped around the edges with the Touches of Texture in Crumb Cake. In the middle, I stamped the flower image, in Delightful Dijon – stamping off twice before I stamped the card.
Then I SNAILd it to a Delightful Dijon mat and into my Crumb Cake card base. And that was it!
On my Crumb Cake Medium Envelope, I stamped more of the Touches of Texture flower in Delightful Dijon on the front…
…and then I borrowed an idea from my friend and downline Beth Hooper (check her card out here!), and added the little flower image from Basket of Wishes to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! This one has a lot going on, but I think it works! I love Touches of Texture for all the possibilities it gives you. And, of course, Basket of Wishes is just flat beautiful! Hope you like!
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this one for yourself!
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CLEARANCE RACK UPDATED!
NEW ITEMS – UP TO 60% OFF!
You’ll want to check out the Clearance Rack on the Online Store because we’ve updated it with different items that are up to 60% off.
You may have noticed that the products we recently added to the Clearance Rack include stamp sets, which we’ve never done before!
Early on, Stampin’ Up! released some photopolymer sets to gauge how much we loved the medium – and we loved them a LOT!! As a result, this stamp format became a “regular” part of all our catalogs. The photopolymer stamps included in the Clearance Rack are from the stamps that came out with the early trial releases and they’ll only be available while supplies last.
We know you love photopolymer stamps and these Clearance Rack stamps are no exception. Get them before they’re gone!
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Designer Series Paper Buy Three, Get One Free Sale – Beginning 1 Oct 16!
1 – 31 Oct 16, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!
Stampin’ Up! already let us know which papers will be included in this great promotion so we can all get our wish lists ready!
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
I think it’s pretty cool that two of the new designer papers from the 2016 Holiday Catalog are included in this sale, don’t you?
Mark your calendars – this great deal starts on Saturday, 1 Oct 16!
Hope your Sunday is a good as mine’s going to be! Enjoy the day – and I’ll be back in your inbox bright and early tomorrow!
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (then edges torn, card front and inner liner); Swirly Bird die cut
Delightful Dijon Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 3 1/8″ (mat for Serene Scenery DSP); Flower Punch flower
Serene Scenery DSP: 2 1/2″ x 3″ (front panel)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 1 7/8″ circle (art circle)
Cajun Craze Card Stock: Swirly Bird die cut
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!