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Wood Textures and Leaves

The Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack is pretty neat.  I used it for the card I am sharing today.

Wood Textures and Seasonal Layers

The card base is Early Espresso measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.  The Very Vanilla layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  The log paper is cut at 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.

The Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon was added to the log/vanilla layer.  The bow was made using a bow maker and glue dotted after the circle and leaves were added.

The Stitched Shapes Framelits were used to cut a Very Vanilla circle.  

The Seasonal Layers Thinlits were used to cut a Lemon Lime Twist leaf and an Early Espresso leaf.

The acorn was stamped, the bottom in Crumb Cake and the top in Early Espresso, from the Painted Harvest stamp set.  It has to be cut out by hand.  Add with a dimensional.

The hello is from the At Home with You stamp set.

Wood Textures up close

The inside of the card uses a sentiment from the Count My Blessings stamp set.  A few more acorns were stamped on the inside, too.

Wood Textures inside

Using designer paper can make a card fast and relatively easy to make.  I made this card for someone special who is going through a rough time.  I hope he liked it.  I do have a hard time making cards that are masculine.

Wood Textures

Fall is my favorite time of year.  I can't wait for the weather to be a little cooler.

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I Can't Get Enough of Painted Harvest

Painted Harvest just might be the ultimate perfect stamp set!  Well, maybe I'm going a bit too far with that statement, but it's close!  I knew that my people coming to class would love it, too.  I had to include a card using this fantastic set.  Here it is.

Painted Harvest in blues

The ladies were impressed that the card looks difficult, but it comes together easily. They like that!

The card base is in Night of Navy measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.  The Marina Mist layer measures 4 x 5 1/4 and the Whisper White layer is cut at 3 3/4 x 5.

The larger less detailed flower is stamped in Marina Mist.  The smaller detailed stamp is stamped in Night of Navy.  It just looks beautiful!  The center of the flower is Crushed Curry.  Add in some of the dots in the center with more Crushed Curry.

The leaves are stamped in Old Olive.  I have found that it's easier to stamp the detailed leaf first.  It makes lining up the solid stamp a more satisfying experience. Stamp off the solid stamp.  It's also in Old Olive.

The stamping is beautiful, but it's the ribbon that just makes this card special.  It's the Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon.  Add a length of the ribbon across the card and then glue dot on a bow after the ovals have been positioned.

The navy oval is cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits and the white oval is cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Stamp another flower.  The sentiment is from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.  Attach the ovals with dimensionals.

Painted Harvest blues inside

The inside has yet another flower.  Beautiful Bouquet is the source of the sentiment here, too.

Painted Harvest blues

Did I tell you that I love this stamp set?  I hope you do too because I have at least one more sample coming up soon.  Now, let me say that if you don't already have this set, you will want to make sure you get  it.  I would love for it to make it into the next annual catalog, but there are no guarantees.  You might want to stock up on this ribbon, too.

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Garden in Bloom and Feelin' Special

Today I want to show a card that we made in class recently.  I just got the stamp set Garden in Bloom.  I shared a card with you using that set here .  This set is just so easy to use.  I wanted to show you some completely different colors.  Here is the card.

Garden in Bloom

I just love Emerald Envy with Fresh Fig!  Who knew that would be so pretty.

The card base is Emerald Envy.  It is cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4.

The Fresh Fig layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  The Whisper White layer is 3 5/8 s 4 7/8.

Stamp the sentiment for this card first.  Then stamp the flowers and leaves wherever you please.  The outlines of the flower and leaf are stamped full force.  The inside of the flower and leaf is stamped off.

When finished stamping, cut two circles out using the Layering Circles Framelits. Center the smaller circle around the sentiment.  Place the larger one equidistant from the other circle.  These can be cut out at the same time.  Adhere the white rectangle to the card.  Lay the outer circle piece down where it was before making sure to align the stamping.  Put adhesive on the back of the smaller circle.  Adhere to the card making sure to align.  Pull up the outer circle and add a Foam Adhesive Strip around the back.  Adhere making sure to align once again.

Garden in Bloom circles

Add a bow using the Emerald Envy Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.  It is beautiful!

Garden in Bloom inside

Here is the inside of the card.  Just add another flower.  The sentiment is from Garden in Bloom, too.

This is a fun technique to try.  I'm seeing a lot of them with the Large Letter Framelits.  I'll have to try that!

Garden in Bloom class card

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #475 Quilt Card

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  Today we are using Soft Sky, Peekaboo Peach and Tangerine Tango.


Believe it or not, this is my second day posting cards using the orange colors.  This has never happened before!  I might even start liking orange!  I'll tell you what I do like. That's the Christmas Quilt bundle.  It's not just for Christmas!  I think I might have said that before.  Here's my card for today.

CCMC #475 Quilt card

The card base is Tangerine Tango measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, folded at 4 1/4.

The next layer is Soft Sky cut at 3 3/4 x 5.  The Peekaboo Peach layer is 3 1/2 x 4 3/4. Finally there is a Whisper White layer measuring 3 3/8 x 4 5/8.  That's a lot of layers, but doesn't it look pretty!  Do not adhere the white layer until it has been decorated.

To stamp the quilt, find the center of the white layer.  That's where the center of the quilt square will go.  Stamp the outline of the square.  It doesn't matter what color you use since this will be covered up.  I used black so I could see it clearly.  Stamp the Soft Sky and the Peekaboo Peach areas of the square. 

Using the Quilt Builder Framelits, cut out the square from Tangerine Tango.  Use the quilt square and the square that's just a little bit larger together.  Adhere this outline over the black stamping done earlier.  Run this through the Big Shot to make the stitch lines on the stamping you have done.  Cut the square out again from Soft Sky using the framelits.  This time you do not need to use the outer square.  Use this to fill in the other areas within the square you are making.

For the flowers around the edges, first stamp in Soft Sky.  Cut the flowers from Peekaboo Peach and adhere using the Fine Tip Glue.

The tiny flower in the center of the main square is in Peekaboo Peach.  Use the Quilt Builder Framelits.  Add a rhinestone in the center.

The sentiment on the tag is from So Many Shells.  The white layer has the flower stamped in Soft Sky and the words in Tangerine Tango.  It is punched with the 1 1/4 inch circle punch.  The Tangerine Tango layer uses the 1 3/8 circle punch, and the Soft Sky layer uses the 1 1/2 inch circle punch.

CCMC #475 inside

The sentiment on the inside of the card is also from So Many Shells.  Stamp the flower in Soft Sky and adhere the outline in Peekaboo Peach.  Add another flower using the Quilt Builder Framelits in Tangerine Tango.

CCMC475 Quilt card

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Swap Cards from the Southern Belles

Once a month a group of Demos meet at the Wendy's on 321 in Granite Falls, NC.  It's usually only 4 of us, but this time we had 8.  We had so much fun!  We were explaining to some of the new people about our name Southern Belles.  We were named, with our permission of course, by Tina.  Tina is from Long Island originally! We have Twila from South Dakota and Patti from around Baltimore.  Patti was visiting and thinking of joining soon.  Maybe that's why we were explaining.  So, of course, we started talking about being southern spread liberally with some "Bless your hearts!" Twila was saying that when she moved down here 20 years ago, she and her husband noticed a lot of big hair at the mall.  When she needed a haircut, he told her not to come home with mall hair.  She must have mentioned this to the beautician.  The comment made was, "The higher the hair, the closer to God."  All of us native southerners have assured her that was the first time we ever heard that saying!  But we are in the Bible Belt.

We swap cards at our gatherings.  It's a very talented group.  I'm going to share them today.  Some of our cards are original and some are Pinterest or Facebook copies.  If you see a card that looks like one you made, please consider it the highest form of flattery.  So here we go!

Kaye Owenby

This card was made by Kaye Owenby.  I do think that it is an original.  She was playing around with watercolor paper and the Painted Harvest stamp set.

Martha Morin

This card was made by Martha Morin.  I do believe I have seen this on Pinterest.  It's from Joanne James at The Crafty Owl blog.

Twila Hartford

This card was made by Twila Hartford.  The black sentiment on this is embossed in clear embossing powder.  It's really striking in person!

Cindy Rose
Cindy Rose made this card using the Coffee Cafe stamp set.  The sponging adds so much to this card.

Beth Fox

This card was made by Beth Fox  using the Merry Cafe stamp set.  It works perfectly with Coffee Cafe.

Tina Lesson extra card

Tina Lesson brought us 2 cards.  This one was left over from another swap she did. On the next one, I'll show you the outside and the inside.

Tina Lesson outside

Tina Lesson inside

That's it for this month of swaps.  I've said it before.  If you are a SU demonstrator and live close by, you are welcome to join our little get together.  It's so much fun to share with those who love what you love.

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