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September 2017

Large Letter Thinlits, Vintage Leaves, and Fall

I admit it.  I have coveted the Large Letter Framelits since they came out.  I had learned to live without them, until recently.  Then all of these great samples starting showing up using the eclipse technique.  I fell in love all over again.  Now, I can proudly say that I am the owner of the Large Letter Framelits.  I admit this also.  I'm a little obsessed with Stampin' Up!  With all that said, and admitted, here is my card.

Vintage Leaves and Large Letters

We'll be making this card in our October class.  

The card base is Soft Suede cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4.

The Peekaboo Peach layer is 3 3/4 x 5 and the Very Vanilla layer is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.

Stamp the leaves from Vintage Leaves in Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, and Lemon Lime Twist.

Using the Large Letters Framlits, cut out the word FALL.  You will need to cut the FAL first making sure you leave enough room for the final L.  Don't lose the little inside for the A.  When cutting the final L, make sure that you line it up with the rest of the FAL. Notice where the cut line is on the framelit and use that to help you.

Glue the vanilla layer down to the peach layer.

For the A.  Just put the letter down in its place.  Use that to help you know where to adhere that little inside of the letter.  Glue it in place.

Add the Foam Adhesive Strip to the back of the letters.  Put them in the open places left for them.

I haven't used the Corrugated Elements in the annual catalog so I thought I would use them here.  Add the tag and a bow of the Linen Thread.  The sentiment is from At Home with You and is stamped in Soft Suede and trimmed.  Add with glue dots.

Vintage Leaves inside

Just add some additional leaves for the inside of the card.  The sentiment here is from Colorful Seasons.

Vintage Leaves

I'm so glad I have those letters.  They are expensive.  I'll let you in on a little secret. With an order of $450 you get to buy an item at half price!  That's how I got them! Stampin' Up! has some great perks!

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Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #477 Vintage Leaves

Good morning!  It's Thursday!  This week the challenge is a color one with Fresh Fig, Calypso Coral, and Pear Pizzazz.

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Isn't this perfect for fall.  So of course you get a fall card.

CCMC #477 Vintage Leaves

Usually, when there is a color challenge, I first look at my designer series paper to see if some of it fits the challenge.  It's a starting point for me even if I don't use any. Since there was a piece that fit every color, I decided that was the way to go.  All of the leaves were stamped in Fresh Fig and cut using the Leaflets Framelits.  Of course the stamp set is Vintage Leaves.

The card base is Fresh Fig measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4.

The Calypso Coral layer is 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.

The next layer is cut from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper measuring 3 3/4 x 5.  

The leaves are cut from papers from Coffee Break, Delightful Daisy, and the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper packs.

Of course the leaves needed a little embellishment.  My favorite stamp set, Painted Harvest, came to the rescue.  Still stamping in Fresh Fig, stamp on Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz with the detailed leaf stamp and punch with the Leaf Punch.  It's a bundle!  I also added some sprigs of Fresh Fig using the Flourish Thinlits.  I just love those sprigs with the little dots.  Some of these pieces were glued and some have dimensionals.  Just make it pleasing for you.

CCMC #477 close up

Add a bow of Fresh Fig Finely Woven Ribbon.

The sentiment is from Painted Harvest.

CCMC #477 inside

The sentiment on the inside is from Rose Wonder.  Add a little more embellishment.

CCMC #477

So if you are from the south, you would say Happy Fall, Y'all!  It's my favorite season of the year!

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This Little Piggy is Tickled Pink

I love the This Little Piggy stamp set, but we haven't made a pig card in class yet.  We'll be making this card in October.

This Little Piggy Tickled Pink

I'm not much of a pink person, so this might be a treat for some of my ladies.  I hope they like it.

The card base is Blushing Bride measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored an folded at 4 1/4.

The Very Vanilla layer is 3 3/4 x 5.  If you want to save on paper, stamp the pig in the center of this layer.  Cut out using the Layered Circles Framelits.  In this sample, I used Tuxedo Black.  I think it would look better in Basic Gray.  We'll do that for class.

The next layer is Smoky Slate.  The measurements are 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Use the Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder.  Add a little something inside each of the circles.  On this card I used the stamp in Daisy Delight.  The stamp has three designs on it.  Just ink the one on the end.  This is stamped in Basic Gray.

The banner is from the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The measurements for this is 1 3/4 x 5.  Use the Triple Banner Punch to notch the end.

Stamp the pig again on a piece of Blushing Bride and fussy cut it out.  Glue on top of the original image.  Use the Blushing Bride, So Saffron, and Wild Wasabi markers from the Subtles Stampin' Write Markers to color in the rest of the image.  Use the brown in the Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen for the dirt at the bottom.

Frame this on a scalloped circle in Blushing Bride again using the Layered Circles Framelits.  Use dimensionals to adhere the circles.

The sentiment is from the stamp set Fabulous Flamingo.  The strip is 3/4 inches wide. The end is notched.  Just glue this on top of the words that are already there.  Again, I think Basic Gray would look better.  I did add a mini dimensional to the end of this banner to make it the same as the circles.

This Little Piggy inside

The inside sentiment is from Remarkable You.  Add another pig to the inside.  Stamp on Blushing Bride and cut it out.

This Little Piggy class card

I am tickled pink at how this card turned out.  I had someone special in mind, but I can't share that yet.  Maybe if they read this they'll know.

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NC Demo Blog Hop with Painted Harvest

Here I go again.  Painted Harvest.  I just can't stop.  You have joined me for the North Carolina Demo Blog Hop.  Welcome!

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This month we are focusing on techniques.  To be honest, you can't make a card without a technique.  Some are better than others, I admit.  My card today actually has several techniques.

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The card base is Always Artichoke measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.  The Cajun Craze layer is 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.  The Very Vanilla layer is 3 3/4 x 5.

The first technique is using the new Embossing Paste.  I used the brick pattern from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks set.  I did not color the paste.  Add it over most of the vanilla layer leaving some of the edges plain.  Let the paste dry well while you clean your supplies of any extra paste.  It dries pretty quickly so clean it, now!

The next technique is sponging.  It's not new by any means, but it's very effective.  I sponged with a dauber and Crumb Cake.  Try to get it a little darker around the edges. The dried paste will pick up some of the color.

For our next technique, cut out a frame.  The Layering Squares Framelits were used.   Center two of the squares from the sides and a little closer to the top.  Cut these out at the same time.  Adhere the vanilla paper to the Cajun Craze.  Lay the two squares down so that they match exactly how they were before cutting.  Glue down the inside square.  Put the Foam Adhesive Strips around the remaining frame and adhere.  I'm seeing this done a lot lately with the Large Letter Framelits and it is called the eclipse technique.  I guess that would apply here also.

The leaves are all stamped in Always Artichoke.  For the smaller leaves, stamp off the solid stamp.  Punch these out with the Leaf Punch.  The fern leaves and the flower will have to be cut out by hand.  Is that a technique?

The flower is stamped first in Calypso Coral in the larger flower stamp.  Cajun Craze is used for the smaller more detailed flower.  The center is Crushed Curry with some cajun dots.  Arrange the flower and leaves using glue and dimensionals so that it is pleasing.

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The sentiment is from the stamp set At Home with You.  Punch this out with the Classic Label Punch.

Painted Harvest blog hop inside

For the inside of the card add another flower using the same colors as the outside. The sentiment is stamped in Always Artichoke and is from Painted Harvest.  Don't forget to carry on the theme by sponging the inside. too.

Painted Harvest blog hop technique

Calypso Coral and Cajun Craze are not colors I would ordinarily use together, but they do look good for this card.  I think it goes well with the background.

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NC is full of some very talented stampers!  Don't forget to visit them all!  Melissa Kerman is next.  She always has such beautiful projects!

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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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