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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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Stampin Up Painted Harvest, Sunny Sunflower

This is a quick and easy, sunny sunflower card that I made for a swap that I'm in.

I just can't get enough of these pretty 2 step sunflowers! I used traditional colors of daffodil delight, crushed curry, chocolate chip and pear pizzaz.

This stamp set, Painted Harvest also can be "bundled" with the Leaf punch for a 10% discount. This Leaf punch of course can be used for a multitude of other projects as well.

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I also used the new Everyday Label punch. The pretty verse fits perfectly on the label.

The dots in the middle of the flower and the words were stamped in early espresso ink to give it a subtle contrast against the chocolate chip center.

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A few Pearl Jewels were scattered around the card to add a bit of shimmer and dimension.

Here's the whole bunch of the sunny sunflower cards, ready to be mailed out.

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I am a big fan of sunflowers and I love the design of this flower!

Hope you like it as well. Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Until the next time...

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Leaf Punch
$16.00

Sneak Peek- Painted Harvest

I'm sharing one of my favorites from the New Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog with you today. Its called "Painted Harvest."

First of all, its a stamp set with sunflowers, so right off the bat, I was in love with it.

Its the perfect fall flower and one of my favorites.

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This card was a make n take at my last team meeting. I received this set on the Thailand trip, so I did'nt have the coordinating Leaf Punch that comes in the bundle. We were given the Everyday Label punch on the trip as well, and I thought it also worked great with this set.

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I love the bright, sunny yellows - daffodil delight and crushed curry. Coupled with the chocolate chip ink, it really pops.

Here's a photo of the coordinating Painted Autumn designer paper- we made these cards on the Thailand trip and I posted it last month, maybe you remember it.

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I'm glad you stopped by today.

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#1 Stampers Meeting, Make n Takes & Team Swaps

One of my favorite things about my Stampin Up business is getting together and stamping with friends, especially my downline team members. We share business tips, stamping ideas, swaps and also have yummy snacks and fun door prizes during our get togethers.

This month Teresa Fisher shared a make n take project with us using the Magical Mermaid stamp set. Her sample was gorgeous. Unfortunately I messed mine up and ended up coming home and having to re-do my card. However, I did use the same colors and cardstocks of Teresas and I loved the colors she chose. Bermuda bay, berry burst and tempting turquoise. The colors really look magical together.

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 It was Teresas idea to color the ends of the hair in bermuda bay. How cool is that? I love it!

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This is a photo of some of my team from the meeting that night. I remembered to get a photo after most of the girls had already left. Next time, I will have to tie a string around my finger or something, so I remember to get photos early. By the way, that's cute little Teresa to the left of me, in the white sweater.

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I also wanted to take time to share of few of the amazing swaps that the girls created. The theme was fall cards and the girls did a fabulous job as usual.

Card made by: Tonya Beatty

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Card made by: Kayla Cole

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Card made by: Jamie Bartley

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Card made by: Alyssa Trunzo

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Card made by: Mary Ann Hazlett

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Card made by: Lori Wiest

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I hope you enjoyed all the fabulous cards. Here's one more photo from the meeting... Alyssa and I hamming it up.

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Of course I had to bring them all gifts from Thailand too!

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Thanks for visiting my blog today. I appreciate your support!

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Card Class and a Coffee Cafe Card

I've been wanting to post about my fun Card Class a week or so ago, but I didn't get time to do it with all the Thailand trip posts that I was working on this past week.

Well, I finally am able to post our card class fun and a cute card that everyone made from the Coffee Cafe stamp set and coordinating framelits.

I think this card was one of the favorites. Everyone loves coffee, don't they?

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How cute are these two? Jackie and Deb are checking out all the great card samples that I have on display during class.

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Here's a close up of the Coffee Cafe card: I will post the supplies used, at the end of this post.

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I made up a bunch of cello bags with tags made from the "A Little Wild" stamp set. Inside were cute Thailand elephant magnets and some candy from both China and Thailand, for all the ladies at card class!

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I think Deb liked her gift :)

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Kennedy, Liz and Sue were so funny- they were going balistic over the Coffee Cafe card- they loved it!

(I think I need a haircut)

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I always have so much fun at card class with all these super adorable and fantastic people. I can't wait until the next one!

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Colorful Seasons- My #1 Pick from the New Catalog

When I first saw the new Stampin Up catalog, the first set that I knew that I had to have was "Colorful Seasons."

Its perfect for all seasons and has coordinating dies to match. The leaves, the snowflakes, the flowers and branches, even an adirondack chair. This set covers it all for every season of the year.

I started with this beach scene. We actually did a similar card at my card class last week using the adirondack chair instead of the beach chair on this card. Both look equally fabulous.

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I tweaked this idea from my demonstrator friend, Kim Peck, and I love it! I sponged, peek a boo peach, so saffron, pool party and sahara sand across the card to emulate sky, water and sand.

The beach chair was stamped in pool party and sahara sand and the words and the birds are in early espresso ink.

The birds did not come with this set- I borrowed them from the " Wherever You Go" stamp set.

I punched the sun out with the 1.5" circle punch and used the wink of stella brush in clear over top to get the shimmer on the sun.

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Ahhhh... makes me wish I was at the beach right now.

Hope you like this calming, beachy card and I'm so glad you stopped by to visit.

Check out this awesome stamp set and bundle pictured below, before you go. You'll see why its my #1 pick!

Until the next time...

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