The Tree Rings Background Stamp Makes a Great Fall Card

Have you used the Tree Rings background stamp?  I don't what it is, but I love this stamp.  I'm using it on my card for today.

Tree Rings Fall Card

We made this card at my November class.  I think it's a great fall card and maybe a little masculine if needed.

Start with a Soft Suede card base.  It's cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.  Stamp the front with the Tree Rings background stamp.  I stamped it in Early Espresso.  While you are at it, stamp a rectangle of Soft Suede measuring 2 x 3 3/4 with the Tree Rings, too.  You'll need it later.

Run a piece of Very Vanilla measuring 2 x 4 1/4 through the Big Shot with the Woodlands embossing folder.  Layer on a piece of Early Espresso that's 2 1/8 x 4 1/4.  Adhere to the lower part of the card front.

From the stamped rectangle, cut the row of hearts and the "for you" using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.  You will need to trim the row of hearts.  Save the extra hearts for the inside of the card.  Add to the vanilla panel.

Tree Rings Fall up close

Using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits, cut two detailed leaves from Lemon Lime Twist card stock.  Cut one solid leaf from Soft Suede.  Crumple the suede leaf in your hand to add texture.  Sponge around the outside with Early Espresso ink.  Place the leaf on the Versamark pad.  Press it in places, but not all over.  Sprinkle with the copper embossing powder and heat with the Heat Tool.  Layer these leaves on the card.  Add a bow of Copper Ribbon.

Tree Rings  inside

For the inside of the card, use a sentiment from the Soft Sayings Card Kit.  Add some of the hearts cut of from the heart banner.  Stamp the detailed leaf in Early Espresso and the inside in Lemon Lime Twist.

Tree RIngs Fall November card

The sentiment makes this a birthday card, but it could be for any occasion with a different sentiment.  Don't forget about the Soft Sayings Card Kit stamp set just because it's part of a kit.  Use it any time!

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Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop

This is my first time taking part in the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  I'm really excited!  This month's theme is favorite technique.  I'm Jo Anne Hewins from North Carolina in the USA.  Thanks so much for joining me.  I'm sure you'll see lots of great ideas on this hop!

When I think of my favorite technique, I'm just a little overwhelmed.  There are just so many.  I've decided to make my own background using cut outs from thinlits.  I'm using the Flourish Thinlits for my project.

May Flowers Thinlits for background

Start with a card base of Pear Pizzazz measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.  I used the large flourish from the Flourish Thinlits.  Cut 4 of these from Pear Pizzazz.  Place these on the front of the card so that they cover the card in a pleasing way.  Most of the stems are toward the center of the card since they will be covered.  These were glued using the Silicone  Craft Sheet.  Add some Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the corner.  Use a quarter of a Stamping Sponge to daub glue on the back of the cut out carefully.  I think this makes a beautiful background.

Flourish Thinlits background up close

To decorate the card, add an oval of Whisper White using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I used the largest oval.

The Falling Flowers stamp set and the May Flowers Framelits were used for the flowers on the card.  Stamp them in Memento Black on Whisper White card stock.  I used the new Blends to color these flowers.  That's another technique that I am loving.  Use the light and dark Calypso Coral Blends, the light and dark Old Olive Blends, and the light and dark Pool Party Blends.  I chose to color the whole picture with the light color, add the dark where I wanted it, and then go over again with the light.  The pieces were added with Mini Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the stamp set Colorful Seasons.  It's stamped in Calypso Coral on a 1/2 inch scrap of Whisper White.

Flourish Thinlits background inside

The inside of the card has a sentiment from the So Many Shells stamp set.  I also added another flower and leaf colored with the new Blends.

Flourish Thinlits background card

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #484, Pretty Pines

Hello and Happy Thursday!  Today's Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge is a sketch.


For this card, I wanted to use the Stitched Felt Embellishments.  I think it turned out well.


Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White measuring 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.

The front of the card is covered with patterned paper from the Quilted Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper stack.  It measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

A panel of Whisper White, 2 3/4 x 4 is added to the center of the front.  The corners were rounded with the retired corner rounder.

Add a banner 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 with more of the patterned paper from the Quilted Christmas pack.  Use the Triple Banner Punch to notch the end.  The thin strip is cut at 1/4 x 5 1/4.  It's from the same paper pack.

The pine cones, Soft Suede and Early Espresso, are cut from the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  The Garden Green sprigs and the Real Red ones are also cut with the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  Top off with the felt holly from the Stitched Felt Embellishments.  I added the felt with Tear & Tape.

The sentiment is from the Christmas Pines stamp set.  It's stamped in Real Red on a 1/2 inch scrap of Whisper White.

CCMC#484 close up

The inside of the card has a sentiment from Christmas Pines and more cut outs.  For the pine cone, cut the smaller pine cone shape from Soft Suede and then stamp with Early Espresso on top.

CCMC#484 inside

As I finished this card, I noticed that it is very similar to another card I posted recently.  You can see that card here.  It was from another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

CCMC#484 Christmas Pines

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Remarkable You and the New Blends

The Remarkable You stamp set is just perfect for the new Stampin' Blends!  Do you like to color?  You will now!  I suggest you try our new alcohol markers.  They are available to everyone!  Here's the card I made with this stamp set.

Lily from Remarkable You

I love this card.  We made this card for my November class.

Start with a card base of Pink Pirouette measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.

The Whisper White layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  Run it through the Big Shot with the Garden Trellis embossing folder.  This folder is so pretty.

The banner is from the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper.  It is 2 x 5.  Notch the end with the Triple Banner Punch.  There's just something about pink and black.

The sentiment banner measures 3/4 x 4 and is Whisper White.  Notch the end and add the words from the Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamp set in Memento Black.

Stamp the lily flowers from Remarkable You on Whisper White.  I used three flowers, so it will need to be stamped 2 times.  Use the Memento Black ink for this since you'll be coloring with the Blends.  Use the light and dark Pink Pirouette markers and the dark Daffodil Delight marker.  Make sure that you color on top of scrap paper.  The color will bleed through to the back.  Color these in a way that pleases you.  I started by coloring the entire flower in the light pink and added in the places where I thought it should be a little darker.  Now go over all of the flower again blending in all the lines.  The stems here were colored in Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker, but you could also use the Old Olive Blends.  Fussy cut the flowers.  The one in the middle was glued to the card.  The other two were mounted on dimensionals.

The bow was made using the Basic Black Baker's Twine.

Lily from Remarkable You close up

Here's the inside of the card.

Lily from Remarkable You inside

The sentiment is from Happy Birthday, Gorgeous.  Add a 3/4 x 3 3/4 strip of designer paper and a 1/4 x 3 3/4 strip of Pink Pirouette.

Lily remarkable you

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Card Front Builder Framelits and Christmas

I just can't believe that Christmas is so close.  Already the Hallmark movies are on around the clock.  I do admit that I love those movies.  They are perfect for stamping!  My card today is a Christmas card using the Card Front Builder Framelits.  We made this card in class recently.  We had not used the frame cut out in class.  I wanted to give them the experience.  Here is my card for today.

Card Front Builder Christmas card

I am loving the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper!  Those plaids are so cute!  They are right on trend, too.

Start the card with a base of Thick Whisper White card stock.  It measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and is scored at 4 1/4.

The patterned paper from Merry Little Christmas measures 4 x 5 1/4.  Use the frame from the Card Front Builder Framelits.  You will have to cut one end and then position to match the first cuts for the second.  I would run this through the Big Shots several times to get all those cuts.  Adhere to the card base.

Use the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut the oval from Whisper White card stock.

The pine boughs were cut from Old Olive card stock.  Use Soft Suede for the bottom layer and Early Espresso for the top layer.  All were cut using the Pretty Pines Thinlits.

Tie a bow for the top using the Real Red 1/8" Solid Ribbon found in the Holiday catalog.  Adhere with a glue dot.

The sentiment is from the Musical Seasons stamp set.  Stamp in red on a 1/2" strip of Whisper White.  Notch the ends.

Add some of the Black Rhinestone Jewels embellishments.

Nov Christmas 4

The Pretty Pines Thinlits are in the annual catalog.  They may have been a little overlooked this year with all the great stuff in the Holiday catalog.  They are beautiful!

Card Front Builder Christmas inside

For the inside of the card, use the Night in Bethlehem stamp set for the sentiment stamped in Real Red.  Add some pine boughs using the Christmas Pines stamp set.  Use Old Olive for this.  Add a pine cone.  Stamp the solid part in Soft Suede and the top detailed part in Early Espresso.  Don't look too closely.  I did not get my pine cone lined up very well!

Card Front Builder Christmas

Isn't this a pretty card?  I'm really proud of this one.  I will give you one more hint in making the card.  I did not match the top cut out to the bottom cut out very well for the frame.  I just covered each of those areas with the banner and the pine bough.  No one will ever know unless you tell them!

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