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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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #483

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge today.  We are using the colors Powder Pink, Pool Party, and Night of Navy.


I was thinking about it being November already.  Can you believe it?  Suddenly my mind was transported to my days of teaching first grade.  I began thinking about the activities we would be having in November.  Thoughts of the place mats we would weave came to mind.  And thus, the card for today.

CCMC #483

This card begins with a Thick Whisper White card stock base.  It measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.

The patterned papers are from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack (Powder Pink) and the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper (Pool Party).  Cut strips that are 1/2 inch wide.  The pink ones are about 6 inches long and the blue ones are about 4 inches long.  Weave these pieces in an over and under pattern.  I cut the ends in a diagonal pattern and used lots of glue dots to secure the ends.  Adhere to the paper.

The Night of Navy branch is from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  The navy bird is from the Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies.

The heart, from Ribbon of Courage, is stamped in Powder Pink, dipped in Clear Embossing Powder, and heated.  Cut out the heart with the Support Ribbon Frameits.  

The word Courage, stamped in Night of Navy, is from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set.  It's on a 1/2 inch piece of Whisper White and is notched on the end.  Adhere with dimensionals.

CCMC483 inside

The inside has a little more weaving.  I just couldn't stop once I started.  The sentiment is from Ribbon of Courage.

CCMC #483  Ribbon Of Courage

So, here's a little bird delivering his own little words of courage.  So many of us face all kinds of difficulties.  Well, we all do, don't we.  Reach out and give someone a little comfort!

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Gifts for my Luv 2 Create Team

Part of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is the fellowship.  I have met so many people through this business.  I feel so blessed.  I've also been able to build a team.  We are a family.  We stamp together, but we also hold each other up, console each other, eat out together, cheer each other on, and go to stamping events together.  There is so much more.  I do love Stampin' Up! for the friendships.

My team met Saturday for a shoe box swap, a little business, and fun!  We celebrated our last year with Stampin' Up!, too.  This year I gave my team members a new Paper Piercer with their name and my Luv 2 Create name.

Paper Piercer with names

These were engraved for me by Tamra Davis.  She also engraves Bone Folders and so much more.  You can find her here.  If you need a nice little stamping gift, I would go take a look!

Of course, I needed to present my gifts in a cute little package.  Here's what I did.

Paper Piercer package

I used the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.  I simply wrapper the paper piercer cylinder.  

For the tag, use a 2 inch by 4 1/4 inch piece of Thick Whisper White card stock.  Use the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch at the end.  I cut the flowers out from the sheet of patterned paper and adhered with dimensionals.  The sentiment is from the stamp set Painted Harvest stamped in Early Espresso.  I used the Early Espresso Stampin' Write marker to write the names.  Tie on the tag using the Crushed Curry Solid Baker's Twine.

Paper Piercer gifts pic

I think they liked them.  It's always nice to have something personalized especially when stamping in a group.

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Here's a picture of the team members at the meeting last Saturday.

Team meeting


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Color Fusers Blog Hop for November 2017

Welcome to the Color Fusers Blog Hop for November.  

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Today we fuse the colors Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, and Blushing Bride.  I must say these colors made me really think.  I'm not much of an orange and pink person.  After much thought, I went to the Beautiful Bouquet Bundle.  Flowers come in just about every color.  They are a great stand by.

Beautiful Bouquet Color Fusers  November 2017

Even though I don't care for orange and pink, I think this card turned out well.

Start with a card base of Chocolate Chip.  This color has been ignored by me for a while.  It was time to pull it out.  The base measures 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.

Make a rectangle of Chocolate Chip by cutting out 2 of the scalloped squares using the Layering Square Framelits.  Matching the scallops when overlapping just a little join the 2 squares together.  Cut a rectangle of Whisper White in fit inside.  Mine measured 1 3/4 x 3 1/2.  I imagine the size will vary according to the side of square used and the amount overlapped.

The Bouquet Bunch Framelits were used to cut the flowers and leaves.  The cluster of stems (1) and the leaf stems ( about 5) were cut from Wild Wasabi.  The smaller cluster of flowers (about 9 or 10) were cut from Blushing Bride.  The larger cluster of flowers (4) were cut from Tangerine Tango.  The other sprigs (6) were cut from Chocolate Chip.

I can't really tell you how to place these.  Just play around with it until you are happy and then start gluing them down.  I chose to have a few sprigs along the bottom also.

Tie a bow of Linen Thread.  I don't think that you can see it, but I did wind some of the thread around the stems before it was adhered to the card.  Add the bow with glue dots.

The tag is part of the framelit set.  For You is in the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.  Stamp in Chocolate Chip.

Beautiful Bouques CF inisde

After finishing, I felt that the card needed a little something else.  I added some of the dot clusters randomly in Chocolate Chip.

Beatuiful Bouquet Color Fusers inside

Here is the inside of the card.  The sentiment is also from Beautiful Bouquet.  Add a few more stems at the bottom.

Beautiful Bouquet November Color fusers

This card looks a lot harder that it actually is to make.  The hard part is figuring out where you want to put each little part.

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Please continue on with the hop to see other ways to fuse these colors.  You'll see some great ideas for sure!

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Quilt Sampler from the Quilted Christmas Suite

 As part of Patty Bennett's Luv 2 Stamp group, we are offered lots of opportunities to share with each other and grow in our crafting abilities.  Patty hosted a quilt square swap recently.  Our rules were to use the Quilted Christmas Suite.  We could use the colors in the Quilted Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper stack.  Those were Blushing Bride, Garden Green,  Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Real Red, and Whisper White.  I thought this sounded like a fun project so I signed up to participate.

I took some of the squares to make a frame.  This frame measures 10 x 13.  I was able to fit 12 of the squares in the frame.  It did cut off a little around the edges.  I could not use all of the squares from the trade.  I picked the ones that I felt would look best together.  I hope to use the remaining squares for other projects.  I don't have names for all of these squares either.  If you see your square without your name, please let me know and I'll fix this post.  So here is my frame.

Quilted Christmas square sampler

I put the squares I did not use there at the bottom.  They are all lovely and I plan to use them on a future project.

So here is a close up of the squares.

Quilt frame clos up top

These are by ?, Melanie Hockin, Jo Anne Hewins, Mary Lou Foster, Cindee Wilkinson, ?

Quilt frame close up bottom

These are by Kristy Guarienti, Michelle Wilder, Melanie Smith, Patty Bennett, Cynthia Spearman, Cheryl Spears.

I love that I have a quilt made by people over the United States!

So, here is a picture of my frame in my craft room.  My room is painted in Pear Pizzazz!

Quilted Christmas frame

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you find the frame inspirational.  There's lots of talent there!

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