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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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Painted Harvest CASE from Sandi MacIver

My card today is a CASE from Sandi MacIver.  I came across her card and just loved the simplicity and color.  You can see Sandy's card here.  I needed a card to use for a Shoe Box Swap for my Luv 2 Create Team meeting.  I wanted something striking yet relatively easy to make.  I wanted to have something that would be a great card for a class.  Here is the card I made.

Leaf stamp from Painted Harvest

I only made a few changes to make the card my own.  I loved this so much!

Start with a Thick Whisper White base measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.

Add a piece of patterned paper from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It measures 1 1/4 x 5 1/2.  I always use my Grid Paper to help me get pieces like this straight on my card stock.

I also added the dots from the Painted Harvest stamp set on the background stamped in Lemon Lime Twist.

The focal point starts with a piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock cut at 3 1/8 x 4 3/8.  The Whisper White layer is 3 x 4 1/4.

Stamp the leaves in Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, and Bermuda Bay.  Ordinarily I wouldn't use these colors together, but they looked so good on Sandy's card.  I did use the leaf stamp from Painted Harvest in the detailed outline and the solid.  Add some more of the Lemon Lime Twist dots.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Adhere this panel with dimensionals.

Leaf stamp from Painted Harvest inside

 

The inside of the card has another saying from Painted Harvest in black.  Add a few leaves in Lemon Lime Twist.

Leaf Stamp Painted Harvest

My Team loved the card, too.  I think some just might use it in one of their card classes.

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Calling All Pumpkins

The Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper is fantastic!  You can do so much with it.  Today I'm using the piece filled with pumpkins.  Warning:  There's fussy cutting involved!  Actually the cutting is pretty easy.  Here's my card.

Painted Autumn DSP

The card base is Cajun Craze.  I don't use this color a lot, but it's a must for autumn.  It's cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored and folder at 4 1/4.  The Early Espresso layer is 3 3/4 x 5 and the Very Vanilla layer is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Run this vanilla layer through the Big Shot with the Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  That's a mouth full!

Add a strip of another sheet from the Painted Autumn pack.  It measures 1 1/2 x 4 7/8.

The crate is cut from the Wood Crate Framelits Dies.  Just cut away the extra and use only the front of the crate.  This is cut from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper stack.

Then, just start cutting out the pumpkins.  I cut 2 of the clusters of pumpkins and 2 of the single pumpkins.  The pumpkins in front of the crate go on dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the All Things Thanks stamp set.  Stamp in Early Espresso onto a scrap 1/2 inch wide.  Notch the end and adhere to the card just sticking out the side of the pumpkins.

Painted Autumn DSP inside

The inside has a sentiment from the stamp set Count My Blessings in espresso.  Add one more pumpkin.

Painted Autumn Pumpkin card

I love the Painted Autumn and the Wood Textures designer papers from Stampin' Up!  Did you know that they are on sale?  Selected papers are Buy 3, Get one free!  You need to check that out.  It's only until the end of October!

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Annual (P. 189) 144180 Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper $13.00 USD/$17.00 CAD
Annual (P. 189) 144137 Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 189) 144118 Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188) 144111 Be Merry Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188) 144163 Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188) 144155 Coffee Break Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188) 144185 Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188) 144110 Whole Lot Of Lovely Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 187) 144168 Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00 USD/$12.50 CAD
Annual (P. 187) 144193 Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00 USD/$12.50 CAD
Annual (P. 187) 144177 Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00 USD/$12.50 CAD
Holiday (P. 29) 144629 Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Holiday (P. 49) 144613 Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD

 

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Merry Hot Chocolate

Today's card is a CASE from Cindee Wilkinson.  I believe on her post that she gives credit to Monica Gale.  It's a great card.  I made a few minor changes.

Coffee Cafe Chocolate

Start with a card base of Pool Party cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  Score at 4 1/4.

The Cherry Cobbler layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  The Whisper White layer is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.

Add of piece of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack measuring 1 3/4 x 3 5/8 to the bottom of the white layer.

Sponge some Pool Party ink near the top of the center of the white layer to show up behind the cup.  It will make it stand out a little better.

Using the new Decorative Ribbon Border punch cut a 3 5/8" length of Night of Navy card stock to fit across the card.  Layer next to the wood piece.  Add a piece of the Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon.

Cut the mug out of the Be Merry Designer Series paper using the Coffee Cup Framelits.  Cut the handle for the mug from the same paper using the letter C from the Large Letters Framelits.  The snowflake on the mug was cut from Whisper White using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.

The whipped cream is a die cut from the Coffee Cup Framelits in white.  Add some of the Embossing Paste over the cut out and allow to dry.  Sponge with a little of the Crumb Cake ink.

Adhere the mug, handle, and whipped cream with dimensionals.

Finish off the card with a few rhinestones and a gingham ribbon on the handle.

The sentiment is from the stamp set Special Celebrations.

Coffee Cafe Chocolate inside

Here's the inside of the card.  The sentiment is from the Coffee Cafe stamp set.  Since we have hot chocolate, the coffee is covered with the word chocolate.  Make this on a scrap of Whisper White.  Stamp Early Espresso and use the letters from the Labeler Alphabet stamp set.  You will need to trim it to fit.

Coffee Cafe Hot Chocolate

I think there are many people who would appreciate this card.  We all love chocolate!

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  If you want to see a card using the Coffee Cafe bundle, I posted one yesterday.  You can see it here.

The Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack is part of the Buy 3, Get 1 free sale during October with Stampin' Up!

 

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Designer Series Paper Sale Items

CATALOG ITEM DESCRIPTION PRICE
Annual (P. 189) 144180 Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper $13.00 USD/$17.00 CAD
Annual (P. 189) 144137 Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 189) 144118 Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188) 144111 Be Merry Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188) 144163 Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188) 144155 Coffee Break Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188) 144185 Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 188) 144110 Whole Lot Of Lovely Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Annual (P. 187) 144168 Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00 USD/$12.50 CAD
Annual (P. 187) 144193 Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00 USD/$12.50 CAD
Annual (P. 187) 144177 Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00 USD/$12.50 CAD
Holiday (P. 29) 144629 Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD
Holiday (P. 49) 144613 Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper $11.00 USD/$14.50 CAD

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