Fall is in the air, and falling leaves are absolutely gorgeous! I used 8 colors of ink and 17 small leaves on today’s Anniversary card.
The Very Vanilla envelope is embossed by the Petal Burst embossing folder, matching the Very Vanilla card base.
Fall in Love
This card began with the fabulous tree from In The Woods die set. I die cut three trees from Wood Textures Designer Series paper, and layered them for thickness. As I was positioning them on a panel of Sahara Sand cardstock, I noticed they formed a heart shape. I decided to take this one step further, and use a die to cut a definite heart. To give this Sahara Sand panel some texture, I ran it through the Big Shot using the Subtle Textured embossing folder.
The Beautiful Bouquet stamp set has the small leaf I needed to stamp my colorful leaves. The leaf colors are: Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Rich Razzleberry, Real Red, Mango Melody, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, and Cajun Craze.
I used the die from the Bouquet Bunch die set for cutting the leaves. To make the leaves appear as floating, I placed each leaf on half of a Mini-Dimensional.
I was excited to find the perfect sentiment for a couple celebrating many years together. The sentiment is in the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set, “Love isn’t in the falling…..It’s in the staying there.” I stamped it in Soft Suede ink right on top of the Subtle Textured embossing.
Before beginning today’s project, I had two challenges in mind; Paper Players theme challenge, “Trees and Leaves,” and Global Design Projects theme challenge, “Fall in Love.”
Thank you to the designers of these two challenges for the inspiration.
Thank you, also, my friends, for stopping by my blog. I hope I was an inspiration for you. My supplies for today’s card are listed below, with the exception of the heart die, and are available in my store.
Enjoy the beauty of Fall leaves!
The stamp set with the envelope liner, is how I thought of the Beautiful Promenade set, page 107 of the annual catalog. The liner was definitely my incentive for purchasing it. However, since working with the bundle, I’ve discovered other wonderful things about it.
For instance, the circular, geometric die is amazing! Doesn’t it look like a bowl for my floating flower in this card? This was purely by accident. I’ll be doing a lot more die cutting with this gem!
And, How about the pretty flower and leaves?! I love that they have dies for quick and easy card making.
Another great thing are the sentiments. Today’s project is a sympathy card, and the the sentiments in the Beautiful Promenade stamp set are perfect. I stamped “You’re stronger than most” on the front, and “…but even the strong need a shoulder to lean on. I’m here for you,” on the inside.
This picture also shows the die for cutting the envelope liner. The striped liner is a piece of Regals 6X6 Designer Series Paper. It’s nice to have sympathy cards on hand, and ready to send.
I used the Subtle Textured embossing folder for added interest, surrounded by a Blackberry Bliss border from Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper. The final touch was the three, little pearls.
The colors were inspired by this week’s Global Design Project color challenge.
Thank you for visiting my blog today. Remember, there’s more to something than the lining.
Time passes quickly, and it’s been three months since I first played with this Bubble Over Bundle at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event in Salt lake City. This Bundle was at the top of my list, and I’m still having fun creating with it.
I first stamped the smaller of the two bottles in the Bubble Over stamp set, and the five bubbles, in Daffodil Delight ink. The Bottles & Bubbles die set has the dies for cutting. The five bubbles are on one stamp, and the die cuts them out separately.
Next, I stamped “Your kindness is most refreshing” in Dapper Denim ink, and used the bottle label die from the Bottles & Bubbles die set for cutting.
If you order the stamp set and die set together, they are called a Bundle. And, if you order this way, Stampin’ Up! rewards you with a 10% discount. I’m all about the discount, so I bought the Bundle.
All of this bubble action seemed to call for the Sequin embossing folder, which I used to emboss the Whisper White background. I layered this on top of striped Melon Mambo Designer Series Paper on a Thick Whisper White card base.
I wanted the bottle to stand out (literally), so I placed it on dimensionals on top of a 2″ banner that I cut with the Triple Banner Punch. I embossed the banner for interest, and raised it even higher on Adhesive Strips.
Both embossing folders, the Sequins and the Simple Stripes, are in the Occasions catalog.
I embellished it a bit by adding a bow of Night of Navy Baker’s Twine, which looks like Dapper Denim. Right? And, if you’re wondering, I purposely frayed the ends. I’m a neat freak, so this wasn’t easy. If you see a touch of shine, it’s from the Clear Epoxy Shapes making more bubbles.
Some cards call for a certain sentiment on the inside, so I added, “May your day BUBBLE OVER with happiness” in Dapper Denim ink, along with some stamped bubbles in Daffodil Delight. This lead to completing the envelope flap with dotted Melon Mambo Designer Series paper.
All of this resulted from inspiration I received from two challenges.
The colors are from Global Design Project.
And, the sketch Design is from FabFri.
Thank you for stopping by my blog. “May your day BUBBLE OVER with happiness.”
This Global Design Project sketch greeted me this morning:
The little bird from Petal Palette wanted to take part. She is a domestic bird, so she said she’d be happy sitting on a hoop in a cage I could design for her.
You are simply Amazing Birthday Card
This amazing little bird from the Petal Palette Bundle (stamped and die cut) wrote “amazing” on this birthday card. I wish you could see how amazing it is in the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper!
I just love paper words, and I cut the Powder Pink “YOU” from the same die set. “Celebrate” is the third word in the set, and the great news is, that it’s a FREE Sale-A-Bration item. And, not only that, it will carry-over to the annual catalog! YAY! Everyone can order it Jan. 3rd.
I stamped “are simply” from the co-ordinating, Amazing You stamp set.
The black and white stripe “cage” is from the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper, and I chose a Powder Pink card base to go with it. One of my favorite outfits when I was a working girl at Nordstrom was this pink, black and white combo. The blazer was a wool, pink and black windowpane pattern, and this project takes me back in time.
The 2″ strip of Whisper White cardstock is embossed with one of the Petal Pair embossing folders, and the “hoop” was cut with two Layering Circles dies.
The Organza Ribbon was the final touch to complete my outfit, I mean sketch.
I feel like my Nordstrom ensemble is complete! Thanks for sharing my memory.
Here comes the Little Drummer Boy! I thought my project was complete without him, but he marched on there right before I snapped the photos. He has a stamp and die in the Musical Season Bundle, which I had on my work table for the Treble Clef, so I couldn’t stop him. I decided he could stay as long as he was happy being a Basic Black silhouette.
I began this project by stamping the Christmas tree from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set in Old Olive on Merry Music DSP. I framed this in Basic Black cardstock, matching the card base.
I wanted to use the color scheme from this week’s Global Design Project challenge, so chose a piece of Old Olive from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.
I had the Basic Black and Old Olive covered, so I needed Gold. I first cut the Treble Clef from Gold Foil, but I preferred the subtle effect of it in Old Olive. The sentiment would be my gold, and I die cut “merry” from Gold Glimmer Paper, backing it with Basic Black so it would stand out.
There’s no question, this is a holiday card. I really like the sophistication of this color combo. I added dimensionals for extra pizazz.
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I’ll be posting again this afternoon in Kylie’s Bertucci’s International Highlights. Please come back to see the wedding and shower invitations I made for my daughter.
I almost don’t care how the new Stampin’ Blends work, they are so pretty to look at!
But, I ordered the Color Me Happy stamp set with the Stampin’ Blends, and I couldn’t wait to get started.
With such an array of colors, I narrowed it down to the colors in this week’s Paper Players challenge.
And, This week’s challenge at Global Design Project is to case the designer, Brian King. His card features a large sentiment with his famous layering, which determined my sketch and sentiment choice.
I began by stamping the bird and “thank you” (Color Me Happy stamp set) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White cardstock.
Daffodil Delight Light and Dark (substituted for Crushed Curry) turned my bird into a yellow canary, and I fussy cut her without trying to save her legs. After coloring “thank” with Pumpkin Pie Light and Dark, I stamped another canary on the corner of the “k.”
I put dimensionals on my fussy cut canary, and placed her on top of the second one, giving her perfectly stamped legs.
The card base is Peekaboo Peach, with a piece of Autumn Harvest DSP to coordinate. Early Espresso cardstock frames the layers, as it does in Brian King’s sample.
Thanks for visiting my blog. I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone does with the Stampin’ Blends.