Thursday, November 7, 2013

Going Gingham

Hi All,

Happy Friday (almost)! To close out the week, I have another fall themed card for you.  It is a CASE of this gorgeous card by Jen over at Ladybug Designs. 

I loved all of the elements that she pulled together, especially the addition of the plaid.  What a great pop of color!  She used the Orchard Harvest DSP, but I had just gotten the Gingham wheel and used it to create mine.  It's in the 2013-2014 catalog and fits on the standard handle.

I don't have the stamp-a-majig that would probably make it easy to roll this wheel straight, so I was experiencing some technical difficulties.  In the end, I rolled the wheel on a strip of paper and actually trimmed it down.  That worked much better!

Jen had also used Core'dinations Cardstock and sanded it down. This paper sands down nicely, whereas the regular card stock does not. I didn't have it in this shade, so I did the next best thing.  I sponged on some Craft White Ink to my plain 'ol cardstock.  It gives the paper a similar worn look.  It was one of those A-Ha moments.

Although this card has a lot of elements, it still has a very simple look.  I love that about it!  If you would like to add any of these products to your collection, just click on the Order Online icon in the top right-hand corner or pop me an email.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps:  Apothecary Art; Gingham Wheel
Paper: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Cajun Craze & Whisper White Cardstock
Ink: More Mustard Classic Pad & Whisper White Craft Pad
Accessories: Stripes Embossing Folder, Standard Handle, Leaf Dies, Naturals Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Cajun Craze Candy Dots, Sponge and Glue Dots

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

French Foliage Postcard

Hi All,

Well, I am home sick for the second day in a row.  I think it's just a cold, could be allergies, who knows?  Either way, I am couch bound and have used up all of my good DVR'd TV.  What's left?  Slim pickins.  If you didn't know...daytime TV is pretty bad, even with cable.  I think Netflix is calling!

One advantage to being couch bound, I have time to get a post together.  The card I have for you today uses my new favorite stamp set: Post Card.  I previously used it for a Birthday card, but have an Autumn one for you today.

I paired it up with another classic: French Foliage.  They are a match made in heaven. Not to mention, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler and So Saffron make a fabulous fall combo.  Love them together!

The card was full of color, but I felt it needed some texture. So, I popped the circle over the stamp and added some baker's twine with the tag.  I think it all came together quite nicely.

I think this is one of the most versatile stamp sets that SU! sells.  You can use it for any season, holiday or special occasion.  It's pretty fabulous! If you would like to add this to your collection (it's a must in my book), click on the Order Online icon in the top right-hand corner or pop me an email.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Post Card, French Foliage & Falling Leaves
Paper: Early Espresso & Very Vanilla Cardstock
Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron & Crumb Cake Classic Pads
Accessories: 3/4" Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Early Espresso Baker's Twine and Dimensionals/Pop Dots

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

An Elegant Pumpkin

Hi All,

Today's post is a follow up to my last post with another project using the same pumpkin dies I used for the Jack-O-Lantern. This time around, I paired them up with the beautiful Eastern Elegance DSP. This patterned paper is not necessarily designed for fall cards, but it surely works... especially if you're looking for a non-traditional color combo, which I often do.

This DSP is full of beautiful designs in Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Whisper White and the new In Color Smoky Slate.  So fun to play with these patterns!

Like the Jack-O-Lantern, this pumpkin is set on a card base, so it stands vertically.  It would be perfect for dinner place settings or added to your dinner buffet table.

Even if you're not making these adorable pumpkins, this paper pack is a must.  The prints are beautifully feminine, but a few could also be used for masculine cards.  It's very versatile.  If you'd like to add it to your collection, just click on the Order Online icon in the top right corner or pop me an email.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Holiday Best
Paper: Coastal Cabana & Very Vanilla Cardstock; Eastern Elegance DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic Pad & Tea Dye Distress Ink
Accessories: Pumpkin Die Collection Die, Pumpkin Sections Die, Decorative Label Punch, Orange Button, Linen Thread, Sponge, Glue Dot and Dimensionals/Pop Dots

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Meet Mr. Jack-O-Lantern

Hi All,

This is the second Halloween project that I wanted to share with you.  I got these fabulous new dies and I have so enjoyed playing with them this weekend.  You can use them to create pumpkins (which I will show you later this week) or you can make these adorable Jack-O-Lanterns.

I had seen these cute Jack-O-Lanterns that paired an orange print with black polka dots.  I loved the look so I pulled out some vintage SU! papers: Pumpkin Pie Patterns DSP & Night & Day DSP. The stem was made with Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon. They all work so perfectly together!

These dies are made by PTI and I just love them.  The Pumpkin Die Collection creates the base for the pumpkin.  You can also use this to create a card base that the pumpkin base fits on so you can stand it vertically.  The Pumpkin Sections Die cuts out the individual pumpkin sections, the face and a stem.  So clever!

These fit into a regular size envelope or you can use them for place settings, parties, etc.  Not to mention, you could replicate them with many different prints.  These were one of those things I saw on Pinterest and just  Hope you like them too!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Tiny Tags
Paper: Pumpkin Pie & Whisper White Cardstock; Pumpkin Pie Patterns DSP and Night & Day DSP
Ink: Basic Black & Pumpkin Pie Classic Pads
Accessories: Pumpkin Die Collection, Pumpkin Sections Die, Jewelry Tag Punch, Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread and Mini Glue Dots

Happy Washi-leen

Hi All,

I know, I know....Halloween is over, but I had made some Halloween purchases and didn't get to play with them till this weekend. are getting a few straggling Halloween projects.  Hope you don't mind ;)

This card features the Witches Brew Washi Tape from the Holiday Mini. I had never used Washi Tape, but was inspired by this card by Andi Potler.

Andi's card was designed around the washi tape.  I thought that was pretty clever!  This tape is super easy to use and has a paper-y texture, so it's easy to tear.  I combined it with the a googly eyed jack-o-lantern from the Got Treats set and it was a pretty quick and easy card to make.  I LOVE those!

The second card I have for you today is one I received from a new customer of mine.  I was very surprised and excited to get it in the mail.  Thanks was very thoughtful of you.  It is a super cute card and I love the beaded spider.  Eek!

Halloween cards are so fun to make, but it's one holiday I don't have a lot of products for.  If you're the same way, the washi tape is a great addition, as you can turn it from an embellishment on a 3-D project to the focal image on a card.  It's so versatile!  Be sure to order it before the Holiday Mini ends on January 2nd.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Got Treats & All Holidays
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black & Very Vanilla Cardstock
Ink: Basic Black Stamp Pad
Accessories: Witches Brew Washi Tape, Color Spritzer,Tangerine Tango Marker, Googly Eyes, Crystal Effects, Paper Piercer and Piercing Mat