Color Me Thankful …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m bringing the color back to our September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit … Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango to be exact!

I had these cute little leaves left over from my kit so I had to do something with them. I was inspired by greenery that is “framed” as artwork for the home.

This simple card just takes the 3 different colors in 1-1/2″ x 3″ strips that were mounted onto a 4-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ Soft Suede mat. The greeting taken from the stamps included in the kit and stamped in Cajun Craze … also included in the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.

I could not resist incorporating the beautiful “Layered Leaves” 3-D Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder … it coordinates so nicely and gives your card a great texture.

WOW … how simple was this card to make, and perfect for the upcoming fall season.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Besides the Paper Pumpkin kit, I have a list of additional supplies below.

Have a warm and wonderful day!

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Throwback Thursday: Autumn Leaves

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

OK – there are way too many leaves off the tree’s already … Where did autumn go? This is my favorite time of year and I feel like I was so busy that I missed it!

Today I’m sharing a card that I made last year.  This was a fun card to make, I used the “Baby Wipe” technique to get all this color …

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I knew I wanted to use the “Sheltering Tree” stamp set, and the “Baby Wipe” technique is the easiest and quickest way to create the explosion of color. I laid out a stack of 4 – 5 baby wipes and began dropping ink from the refill bottles.

I used Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red re-inkers, then pressed the leaves into the inked up baby wipe and stamped it onto the tree which was already stamped in Chocolate Chip.

I added the leaves to create my ground cover and then added a greeting which is included in the stamp set.  Unfortunately the Curvy Corner Trio Punch was discontinued…. I miss it!

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A simple card yes, but too pretty to resist.

Thank you for joining me today,

I hope you have a good day.

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Falling for You …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

OK – there are way too many leaves off the tree’s already … Where did autumn go? This is my favorite time of year and I feel like I was so busy that I missed it!

So I’m hanging on a little longer by creating a card that I’ll keep on my desk till the snow falls! This was a fun card to make, I used the “Baby Wipe” technique to get all this color …

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I knew I wanted to use the “Sheltering Tree” stamp set, and the “Baby Wipe” technique is the easiest and quickest way to create the explosion of color. I laid out a stack of 4 – 5 baby wipes and began dropping ink from the refill bottles.

I used Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red re-inkers, then pressed the leaves into the inked up baby wipe and stamped it onto the tree which was already stamped in Chocolate Chip.

I added the leaves to create my ground cover and then added a greeting which is included in the stamp set. To jazz it up a bit, I punched the corners with our new Curvy Corner Trio Punch … I love the fun design.

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A simple card yes, but too pretty to resist.

Thank you for joining me today,

I hope you have a good day.

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No Leftovers Here …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you enjoyed yesterday’s fall card and the fun “Reverse Masking” technique used to create it.

I had someone ask me … “What do you do with the left over items when you make a card?”  Well, she was speaking of the piece of paper that I used as a mask to create the leaf on yesterdays card.

Well … Let me show you!!

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I that the mask looked pretty after I got done sponging, so I added a bit more sponging and trimmed it down and came up with the 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ square. I used dimensionals to raise the leaf above the “Into the Woods” designer paper.

I trimmed off the designer paper and matted the front (leaf) piece to create more impact for my focal point. Without the Early Espresso mat behind the leaf, it just blended in to much. Now the designer on the card front works well with our focal (leaf) point.

The card front sits upon a Early Espresso base and is tied together with a bit of that left-over bakers twine from my September Paper Pumpkin.  I created a little tag with the Note Tag and Curvy Corner Trio Punches (I’ll show you step by step soon).

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The greeting on the tag comes from the stamp set “Teeny Tiny Wishes … still a staple in my stamp collection.

So … now you know what I do with some of my left-over paper, I use it!

Thank you so much for stopping by today ~

Hope your day is a good one!

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