Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Thankful for ALL the Good Things!

I made this card for a facebook live a few weeks ago and never shared it.  I love it!  It features fall colors for a normally "green" stamp set.


What's the stamp set you ask?  Well, the sentiment is from the Country Home set -- but the stamped "wheat" and leaves diecuts are from Forever Fern bundle.  Doesn't it look different?!  Just using alternate cardstock colors, the Forever Flourishing dies look completely different. The DSP is from the Flowers for Every Season DSP stack.  The DSP is not just flowers for spring and summer!

How did I make the card? The base is 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4".  I used the new Bumblebee cardstock for the base.  The color is similar to Crushed Curry, but I feel that Crushed Curry has a green sort of tint, and the Bumblebee color is just softer.  It's my new fall "go-to" color.  

The mat below the DSP layer is the new Cinnamon Cider color.  Do you remember the Baked Brown Sugar color from a few years back?  It's similar, but better ... if that's even possible!  The mat layer is3 3/4" x 5".  The DSP layer, again from Flowers for Every Season, is 3 1/2" x 4 3/4",  just 1/4" smaller, length x width, from the mat layer.  


I used the diecuts to cut the leaves.  I stamped the "wheat-looking" dicut with Bumblebee ink on a Bumblebee scrap, then cut out with the diecutting machine.  I then cut the rounded leaves from a Cinnamon Cider scrap, and the pointier leaves from Shimmer White.  I could have used Very Vanilla, like the sentiment, but I wanted it to "pop".

The sentiment is from Country Home.  I used the Hippo and Friends dies label to cut out the sentiment.  I had stamped it on a Very Vanilla scrap with Soft Suede ink.  

That's it.  All that is left is to assemble/build your card.  I used the Tombow Multipurpose Glue to adhere some of the leaves.  I used dimensionals under the sentiment label to pop up the sentiment and hold other leaves in place.   

Thanks for stopping by!  Please, please leave me a comment!

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Monday, September 21, 2020

24 Hour Flash Stamp Sale!



I haven't had time to make a card yet today, but I wanted to let you know some exciting news from Stampin' Up!  They announced a 24 hour flash stamp sale, 15% off select stamps, THIS WEDNESDAY! 

Below, you can SEE the stamp sets, rather than just view the names, but I also have an alphabetical list for you all.  



Tomorrow I'll try to share a card with you using at least one of these stamp sets.  Until then... happy shopping!

PS Don't forget to use the host code EXKSQ76Z when shopping.  If your order is $50 or more, you'll receive an embellishment from me as a thank you.  If your order is $150, take the host benefits for yourself for sure, but I'll still send you a special gift as a thank you!  (The link for my store is above, or HERE).

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