Sunday, November 29, 2015

Wreath-y Goodness

Hi All,

I had seen this card a couple of years ago and always said I was going to give it a try.  Well, this year, I finally did.  It's a great way to use those small leaf stamps that you have floating around and is so simple to do.

I took one of my circle dies and traced it with a pencil.  I then stamped a leaf at 12:00, 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00.  From there, you just fill in.  I used the same pattern for each quarter of the circle.  Once the ink is dry, you can go back in and erase the penciled circle.  I finished it off with some red and brown crystal gems.  Absolutely love this technique!  Give it a try!

I used the Kraft cardstock for the card base and love the look.  One of my Must-Have items:

Kraft Cardstock Item: 133674  $6.00
If you'd like to add this to your collection, pop me an email or click on the 'Order Online' badge in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Falling Leaves, Always Thankful
Paper: Kraft and Whisper White Cardstock
Ink: Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Cherry Cobbler and Chocolate Chip Classic Ink
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch and Crystal Gemstones

Truly Grateful Tone-on-Tone

Hi All,

A simple, yet pretty card?  I think we all like to stumble upon those--or better yet, create one ourselves.  They are gems that have a lot of star power.  I saw this one by Karen and just had to recreate.  I *loved* the pop of color.

The tone-on-tone of the Crumb Cake ink on the Crumb Cake cardstock allows the Pumpkin Pie to pop.  Add in a Button and some Baker's Twine and you have a simple, sweet card.  You could easily switch up the leaves to snowflakes or balloons for a Holiday or Birthday card. Such a great technique.

Hope you like it!  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Stamps: French Foliage, Falling Leaves and Truly Grateful
Paper: Crumb Cake and Pumpkin Pie Cardstock; Polka Dot Parade DSP
Ink: Crumb Cake Classic Ink
Accessories: Embossing Buddy, White Embossing Powder, Baker's Twine, Button and Glue Dots

A Window with a {Fall} View

Hi All,

Happy Sunday!  I hope you all had a great holiday weekend.  We ate good and spent time with family, so it was perfect here.  With the leaves finally falling off our AZ trees, this brings fall to an end and winter officially here.  But, before I move on to holiday cards, I have a few fall cards to share.

This card uses the Happy Scenes stamp set and Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies.  These can be purchased separately or as a Bundle.  What a great pair they make! I love to color in scenic stamps and the window is the perfect say to highlight them.  This stamp set has three different scenes with various trees that can be used for fall and winter.  So, it gives you a couple options.

I used markers to color the leaves/pumpkins and sponge daubers for the sky/ground.  This was my first time using the daubers and I really like them.  You can control how much ink you use and where it goes.  It also gives a nice soft look.

Some of my Must-Have products:

Happy Scenes / Hearth & Home Thinlits Bundle Item: 140853  $34.75
Happy Scenes Item: 139821  $21.00
Hearth & Home Thinlits: 139666  $20.00

Sponge Daubers (Qty 5) Item# 133773  $5.00
If you'd like to add any of these to your collection, pop me an email or click on the 'Order Online' badge in the top corner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Happy Scenes & Falling Leaves
Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic Black & Whisper White Cardstock; Flashback DSP
Ink: Crushed Curry and Chocolate Chip Classic pads and Jet Black Stazon
Accessories: Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Markers, Sponge Daubers, Embossing Buddy, Gold Glitter Embossing Powder and Pop Dots/Dimensionals