Cards - Halloween & Fall

Stampin Up Vintage Leaves with a Cool Ink Technique

Fall is definitely in the air this week. We've had pretty nice weather until just recently, and now its been rainy, chilly and yucky for the last few days.

I would rather have the cool, crisp, colorful days of fall instead of this gloomy stuff. So, the card that I made today, reflects the beautiful days of autumn- warm, crisp and colorful.

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I used the Vintage Leave stamp set, stamped in basic black archival ink. The background is brayered in melon mambo, pumpkin pie and lemon lime twist inks. The technique on this card, I learned from Carolynn Sander from Canada. She does beautiful work and I loved her fun idea with this technique.

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The technique is called Color Lifting. Its pretty simple. I used a Stampin Spritzer filled with water, to lightly spray the background, after I brayered it. I held the spritzer about 12" from the cardstock. Then I used a paper towel to blot the extra water off of the cardstock. Next, I used a Stampin Up Aquapainter and splattered bigger drops of water on the background and used a paper towel to blot it up. Be sure to let the cardstock dry completely before stamping the leaves. You may use a heat tool to speed up the process. I used shimmery white cardstock, as it holds up to water very well. ( in the product list, I have whisper white- this is incorrect)

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I added the beautiful lemon lime twist ribbon and a few Glitter Dots to compliment the colors in the background.

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I have another beautiful card to share with this technique. I'll post it sometime this week.

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Stampin Up Gift Class- A fall project to share

Do you need a fall gift idea to hand out to friends and family at Halloween or even Thanksgiving? I have the perfect treat.

It was one of the favorite projects at my Holiday Gift Packaging Class this week.

Tracy and Lori just finished their fall treat package and are on to the next fun project of the night. There were 10 in all, so everyone was able to relax and enjoy a fun girls night of stamping, chatting and eating chocolate.

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The fall treat was made with the Pick A Pumpkin stamp set and coordinating dies. I especialy LOVE the Year of Cheer designer paper and Copper Foil Sheets that we used to make this stunning package. The insert was a 2x5 piece of Copper Foil Sheet scored at 1/4" in on each side.

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We wrapped the Year of Cheer paper around little Hershey Nuggets. They fit perfectly in our 2x8 Cellophane Bags.

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The ladies had a choice of a Halloween or a Thanksgiving greeting. This one was for Trick or Treat, but I think its actually more perfect for Thanksgiving.

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Sue enjoyed making a set of Christmas cards and envelopes that fit inside the new acetate card boxes, that we decorated with snowflakes and ribbons.

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Here's Sandy, finishing up her last projects of the day... reindeer and pumpkin treat tubes and a fluffy snowman popcorn treat!  She was my fun stamping partner during the morning session.

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All in all it was a great class and the ladies left with a basketfull of beautiful holiday gifts to hand out to the special people in their lives. 

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Sneak Peek- Holiday Gift Packaging Class

I thought I'd share a quick peek at the Stampin' Up treat tubes from the Holiday Catalog, that we will be making at my Holiday Gift Packaging Class this week.

We are making 10 projects all together. I think the treat tubes are fabulous and so fun! Fill them will all sorts of candy or treats.

I matched the candy to the stamped image theme: red hots for Rudophs "nose" and Reeses's pieces to match the pumpkin pie pumpkin!

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I got the cute idea for the reindeer on a toothpick from my friend Cindy. She always has fun ideas to share! See her blog here.

I'm looking forward to sharing the other amazing holiday projects with my attendees this Wednesday.

Thanks for taking a "peek" at my blog today!

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Big Shot
$110.00

 


Stampin Up Colorful Seasons Z Card Fold

I've got another triple Z fold card to share with you today. I posted one last week made with a birthday stamp set, and today I'm using the Colorful Seasons Bundle to make a fall card.

I used the beautiful leaves from the Colorful Seasons stamp set. This stamp set is a two step stamp set- which means the stamps are layered on top of each other in different colors to create shading and dimension.

If you'd like the measurements and a quick tutorial on how to make this fold- refer back to the card from last week - click here

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 A tip when stamping the large leaves- stamp the outline image first and then the solid image. I used pumpkin pie, rich razzleberry and pear pizzaz inks on this card.

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I added some fun embellishments too! Gold faceted gems, enamel shapes and gold metallic shapes.

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 I wanted to give the card the look of tree bark, so I added the Pinewood Plank emboss folder to add some detailed woodgrain dimesion to the top flap of the card. I love how it turned out.

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Its officially fall and I think this card is a perfect greeting for the season.

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Happy Fall y'all and thanks for stopping by!

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Cute Halloween Greeting Cards

Falls here and halloween is just around the corner. If you've never sent halloween cards in the past, maybe this year you can start a new tradition and surprise your friends and family with cute cards in the mail!

I used the ever so cute pumpkins from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set in the new Holiday Catalog. There is an optional "face" for the pumpkins just for halloween. Or you can leave the pumpkin faceless :)

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I'm loving the combination of basic black with the lemon lime twist cardstock. The black and white ribbon is so awesome, I want to use it on everything! It has a shiny coating and thick stitching on the edges.. so gorgeous. I just realized this is a different card from above... almost exactly the same except I used perfect plum as the card base and trim. The greeting is on a wisteria wonder circle instead of pumpkin pie cardstock. Oh my... I guess I was having too much fun playing with this set!

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Here we go.. here's a photo of both cards.

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I made a big bunch of them to send out to my stampin' friends.

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I made this one too. I am smitten with this ribbon.. can't use it enough, that's for sure. And just how cute is that tiny spider web from the coordinating Patterned Pumpkins framelit set??

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 I hope you decide to send some fun halloween or fall pumpkin cards out this year. I bet it will be a fun and welcome surprise to your friends and family.

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Big Shot
$110.00

 


Pumpkins A Plenty and an Embossing Technique

Well, I mentioned that I love pumpkins, and now you know that I wasn't kidding. Here's a couple more pumpkin cards from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set and coordinating Patterned Pumpkins framelit dies.

One card we made at Kim's Card Class last week and the other is a variation of that. Both in similar color and design.

This one is from card class. The designer paper is from the Painted Autumn paper pack.

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Notice the background? Its the Garden Trellis emboss folder. What I did here, was to stamp the pumpkin and the greeting first and then emboss over it. I kind of am in love with this technique.. and the emboss folder.

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This one is a little different - no embossing but a couple more die cuts.

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I've added some wooden, Hearts and Stars Elements to this cheerful pumpkin card. The colors are mostly the same, but I used soft sky as the card base instead of cajun craze.

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I've attached the elements with mini glue dots and multi purpose glue. The greeting on this card is from the Painted Harvest stamp set and the birthday greeting on the card above is from the Special Delivery stamp set. Don't you just love the colors of fall? Me too!

Which one is your favorite?  I can never choose - I love any kind of pumpkin card!

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Glue Dots
$5.25
Big Shot
$110.00