Pumpkin Card Mania!

Hello,

September was a busy month and can’t believe it has gone by so past and at the time of writing we are almost done with October as well! BUT autumn just started?!? At least Christmas will be here soon 🙂
I had a very successful Stampin’ Up! workshop in the beginning of September, my first one ever! People enjoyed it and had fun with the project and products. I was so surprised how it well it went. I also had some orders and as I always do when people order from me – I make thank you cards to give them with their orders 🙂

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These are note card sized thank you cards and I used the Gourd Goodness, All Things Thanks and Timeless Textures stamp sets to make these cards.
For the background I stamped the wood textured stamp from Timeless Textures with Crumb Cake. I used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch to make tags out of designer series paper.  To the tag I tied on a bow out of Whisper White Solid Bakers Twine.
I cheated a tiny bit and used a Misti to mass produce pumpkins and leaves with. With that said I did fussy cut all of them out with scissors.
I placed all the bits out on the note cards and glued it down. I added a few sequins to each card and a tiny banner saying thank you.

Despite the fussy cutting it didn’t take me long to make a bunch of these cute little note cards. I had a lot of fun and I look forward to next time I need to make a bunch of similar cards. 🙂

Supplies list:
Gourd Goodness stamp set
All Things Thanks stamp set
Timeless Textures stamp set
Note cards – comes with tiny envelopes too!
Whisper white cardstock
Painted Autumn designer series paper
Pumpkin Pie ink pad
Peekaboo Peach ink pad
Cherry Cobbler ink pad
Wild Wasabi ink pad
Early Espresso ink pad
Scalloped Tag Topper punch
Fine-tip Glue Pen
Sequins
Whisper White Solid Bakers Twine

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Background bits cards

Background bits is definitely my first pick among Stampin’ Up’s host rewards. Here I made two very similar cards with the stamps in two different colours, Marina Mist and Tranquil Tide with a bit of a Moroccan feel to it.

Background Bits from stamping up

I used following items for these cards:

The background is straight forward stamping. I didn’t’t do it very carefully, but it was very easy and looks great. Cards are very quick and fun to make. I like the white border around the stamped background. It just adds a bit more of dimension. The tag and banner I stuck on with dimensionals. the bow can be a bit tricky to tie on the Tranquil Tide card I did add a glue dot just to hold the Burlap ribbon in place.

Cards are from the 27th of June 2017.

Fun surfing pineapple card

I recently used the Pop of Paradise stamp set by Stampin’ Up! to make some flamingo cards. The stamp set is really great and I decided to use it for some quick and easy thank you cards.

Pop of Paradise by Stampin' Up!

For these fun cards I used following items:

I did straight forward stamping on scrap whisper white and then I fussy cut out the leaves and the copper embossed pineapples with scissors.
I did the copper embossing same way as with the flamingo cards (please click here to see).

I had lots of fun making these simple cards and will definitely be making a few more – thank you cards are always very handy to have at hand.

After started making my own cards, I realise how many occasions you can give a card for and I give many more cards now than I used to when I didn’t craft! My friends and family love getting cards from me, and I feel honoured when they let me know they kept the card. Something I didn’t expect. 🙂

Cards are from the 8th June 2017.

Flamingos and new Stampin’ Up! 2017-2019 in colours!

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Apologies for not having posted in a while. Life has been very busy. Planing a wedding (yes! my wedding! or ours.. but mine too!) and finishing off doing up a house (to sell).

In the meantime Stampin’ Up has launched their new catalogue, yay! PDF is available here or under the catalogue tab. Personally, I love the new catalogue and got a huge wish list!

I love the new in colours (please see photo display at bottom of the post!) and had a quick play with them and the new stamp set Pop of Paradise which has flamingos of course. Flamingos are very popular at the moment. Copper has been popular in interior decorating for a long time in Britain and Scandinavia and has finally found its way into crafting. Copper embossing is the way to go.

I made the two cards by using following items:

I did the stamping on scrap whisper white card stock and cut out leaves, flamingo and banner with scissors. The watercolour background is very easy to make, just pick up colour from ink pad with aqua painter and apply to watercolour paper with lots of water. I like adding drops of colour to the wet paper for a splash of extra colour. Takes a bit of time to dry or you can cheat and gently dry it with heating gun.

If you haven’t seen the new colours please take a look at them right here 🙂 From left to right: Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig.
Also if you havent seen; Helen Read has made a list of awesome colour combinations for the new in colours on Pinterest.

2017-2019 in colors, stampin up

New 2017-2019 in colours by Stampin’ Up!

Cards are from the 6th June 2017.

Tuscan Vineyard thank you cards

I recently got the Tuscan vineyard stamp set from Stampin’ Up! and made a few thank you cards with it. I combined it with the Succulent garden designer paper (retiring May 31st), but the stamp set is also great for colouring, gift tags or even masculine cards.

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I used following products from Stampin’ Up!
Card on the left:

Card on the right:

The card on the left is straight forward to make. I stamped the grapes with basic black from straight on to the designer paper and glued it on the smoky slate cardstock, put in on the card with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment straight on the whisper white and layered in on the Bushing bride before glueing it on to the cardbase.

The card on the right is simple to make to but has a few more steps. I stamped the grapes with basic black twice, first on the piece of whisper white and then on a piece of scrap designer paper. I cut the grapes (not the leaves) out from the designer paper with scissors and glued it on top of the stamped grapes on the whisper white cardstock. I used the old olive water colour pencil to colour in the leaves. I then stamped the sentiment in blushing bride, added pearls and layered the cardstock together.

I love the Tuscan vineyard stamp set and will definitely be using it to make more cards for my blog.

Card is from the 24th April 2017.

Petite Petals (retiring) card

I made this card for my fiance’s aunt in California to thank her for everything she did when we visited her earlier this year. We had a great time wine tasting and being spoiled!

I adore the Petite Petals stamp set and the matching punch which unfortunately are retiring soon or until stock runs out. I combined it with Timeless Textures and All Things Thanks stamp sets. I like how the sentiment springs out of the flowers. I also added Mint Macaroon, Blushing bride Glimmer paper and Blushing Bride Twine which all will be discontinued from 31st of May!

This card looks great and it’s very easy to make as well if you have recently started stamping this is a great card to make. i just like how the sentiment pops out of the flowers. Here’s the list of products I used:

The card is straight forward stamping. You can use the stampmajig to get everything lined up more precise, but I didn’t use it for this card.
1) I stamped the sentiment first, so it’s right where I wanted it 2) Stamp leafy texture stamp with mint macaroon, 3) Glued the front to the piece of blushing bride 4) Tied on twine 5) I glued it all on the front of the card base.
6) The flowers I stamped on scrap paper 7) Punched them out, if you got no punch then use scissors! 8) Folded the flower petals with a bone folder to give it a bit of shape 9) Attached them with glue dots 10) Added rhinestones.

Card is from 19th April 2017.