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October 2021

Evergreen Elegance

A more traditional card today!

EVERGREENELEGANCE

Measurements

  • Sahara Sand – 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4”; 3” x 5-1/4”
  • Tidings of Christmas DSP – 1” x 5-1/4”
  • Soft Succulent – 2-3/8” x 3-3/4”
  • Basic White – 2-3/4” x 4” and 3” x 1-1/4” for die-cuts
  • Ribbon – 16”

Instructions:

  1. Adhere the DSP to the left edge of the Sahara Sand card base front.
  2. Emboss the Sahara Sand piece with Bark Folder; adhere to the card front.
  3. Tie Open Weave Ribbon around card front into a double-knot and position over DSP layer.
  4. Die-cut a Basic White Stitched Rectangles shape and Basic White Ornate Frames shape.
  5. Stamp large pine tree onto rectangle in Evening Evergreen ink.
  6. Stamp medium pine trees next to first tree in stamped-off Misty Moonlight ink.
  7. Pop up onto Soft Succulent layer and mount onto the card front.
  8. Stamp sentiment in Evening Evergreen onto Ornate Frames label; pop up with Dimensionals.
  9. Add three Pool Party Holiday Rhinestones around the trees.

Be Jolly

Santa doesn't always wear red!!  Check him out in Balmy Blue!

BEJOLLY

Measurements:

  • Thick Basic White: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”; 11/2” x 2 ½”
  • Basic White: 3” square
  • Pattern Party DSP: check pattern – 4” x 5 ¼”, dots 3” x 3”
  • Soft Subtle DSP – Balmy Blue – 1” x 4”

Instructions:

  1. Stamp Santa and Bird with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto the 3” square of Basic White.
  2. Color with Blends – refer to photo for inspiration. Then use Paper Snips to fussy cut both images.
  3. Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the Polka Dot DSP to the Check DSP – refer to photo for placement. Then adhere the Balmy Blue DSP strip.
  4. Use adhesive to attach a 5” piece of ribbon to the DSP panel – attaching ends to back of this panel.   
  5. Use adhesive to attach the DSP panel to the card base.
  6. Tie a large bow with about a 10” piece of ribbon and adhere to card with a glue dot.
  7. Stamp words onto small Thick Basic White panel, snipping one end with Paper Snips, and place over ribbon, attaching with several glue dots.
  8. Add the Santa and Bird to the card front – using dimensionals to hold in place.
  9. To finish the card, add three Star Sequins.

Seasons of Fun Slimline Card

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Measurements

  • Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper: 5-3/8” x 2-7/8”
  • Real Red: 5-1/2” x 3”
  • Old Olive: 6” x 7-1/2”, scored at 3-1/2” for the card base

Instructions:

  1. Stamp sentiment in top right corner and sledding image in borrow left corner with black StazOn ink.
  2. Squeeze all the other ink pads while closed to get a small amount of ink in the lid, then open the ink pads and use the Water Painters to pick up ink and paint the image with smaller brush ends.
  3. Use the large flat brush Water Painter to paint the background in Misty Moonlight. Let it dry, then stamp snowflakes on top in Misty Moonlight ink as well.
  4. Adhere all layers to card front

Festive Foliage

This is a great card to make several of--it's pretty simple!  The coloring could be done while sipping hot chocolate and watching "Christmas Vacation"!  

FESTIVEFOLIAGE

Measurements

  • Shaded Spruce: 5-1/2” x 8-1/4” scored at 4-1/8”
  • Just Jade: 5-3/8” x 4”
  • Basic White: 5-1/2” x 4-1/4” (stamped piece); 5-1/4” x 3-7/8” (inside of card); 2-1/2” x 2” (die cut)
  • Polished Pink: 2-1/2” x 2” (2 pieces)

Instructions:

  1. Fold the large piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock in half. Burnish with your bone folder and set aside.
  1. Using Stampin’ Seal, glue the Just Jade cardstock to the front of the card, and the 5-3/8” x 4” piece of Basic White cardstock to the inside of the card. Set aside.
  1. Use your Stamparatus and Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Festive Foliage stamp onto the larger piece of Basic White cardstock. Carefully trim around the image with your Paper Trimmer.  The final size of your Basic White cardstock should be 5-1/4” x 3-7/8”.
  1. Color the image with your Stampin’ Blends. Refer to the photographs for color placement.
  1. Wrap a 5” piece of Mint Macaron 1/2” Soft Velvet Ribbon around the Basic White cardstock, and attach to the back with Stampin’ Seal. Attach the entire layer to your card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  1. Stamp the Words of Cheer phrase onto the small piece of Basic White cardstock with Shaded Spruce ink. Die cut with the appropriate die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies.
  1. Use the same die to cut both pieces of Polished Pink cardstock. To prevent excess bulk behind the sentiment, cut one end off of each piece of the pink cardstock.  The cut should be close to the center, leaving the side points intact.  When these are attached to the back with Stampin’ Seal, they will be close to meeting in the center, but not overlap.  Two Polished Pink points will be visible on each side, directly above and below the white point. 
  1. Attach the sentiment layer to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  1. Add 5 of the Mint Macaron Genial Gems to the card.

Christmas Cheer Dies!

Can you believe it's 2 months until Christmas?!!  Have you planned your Christmas cards yet?  I still have a couple of spots left in my Holiday Cards Class on Nov 6th!!  Click HERE to register!

Here's a beautiful card to inspire you, featuring the Whimsical Trees:

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Measurements:

  • Mint Macaron CS: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and scored at 4-1/4”; scrap for die cutting
  • Silver Foil: 5-1/2” x 4-1/4”
  • DSP: 5-1/4” x 4”
  • Basic White CS: 5-1/4” x 4”         

Instructions:

  1. Stamp the sentiment (centered) and a tree (bottom left) onto the 5-1/4” x 4” Basic White CS.
  2. Die cut “happy” from the center of the Silver Foil layer.
  3. Die cut the happy background from a scrap of Mint Macaron CS.
  4. Cut the two ribbons to about 7”.
  5. Wrap the Metallic Mesh Ribbon around the DSP layer and adhere on the back using Tear & Tape.
  6. Apple Tear & Tape onto the back of the velvet ribbon, then place it over the mesh ribbon and wrap around to the back.
  7. Adhere the DSP layer onto the Silver Foil layer using large strips cut from a Foam Adhesive Sheet.
  8. Adhere the Silver Foil layer onto the front of the card base using Tear & Tape.
  9. Glue the Silver Foil “happy” onto the happy background.
  10. Adhere the “happy” stack onto the velvet ribbon using strips of adhesive from the Stampin’ Seal+.
  11. Glue the stamped Basic White CS onto the inside of the card base.

Christmas Season Bundle

Such a beautiful bundle!

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Measurements:

  • Early Espresso: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” scored at 4-1/4”
  • Painted Christmas DSP: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Be Dazzling Specialty Paper: 1-1/4” x 4-1/4”
  • Evening Evergreen: 2-3/4” x 2-3/4” cut with label shape die from the Seasonal Labels Dies
  • Soft Succulent: 2-3/4” x 2-3/4” to die cut about a 2” circle
  • Basic White: 4” x 5-1/4” for inside and 2-3/4” x 3-1/4” for stamping
  • Gems: x3

Instructions:

  1. Add the dsp to the card front.
  2. Add the strip of be dazzling specialty paper about ¾” from the bottom of the card front.
  3. Add the die cut evening evergreen label shape.
  4. Stamp desired greeting, using early espresso ink, onto the die cut circle. Add that to the card front using dimensionals.
  5. Stamp two of the smaller solid pinecones using crumb cake ink onto the white cardstock.
  6. Stamp the overlay image using early espresso ink, over top.
  7. Die cut.
  8. Add the two pinecones to the card front as shown in photo.
  9. Add three of the gold gems from the Wonderful Gems package.
  10. Stamp desired greeting on the inside layer and add to the inside of the card.

Supplies:


Sweet as a Peach!

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Measurements:  

  • Basic White: 4¼” x 5½”, 1¾” x 3½”, 2½” x 4”, 2½” x 3”
  • Pale Papaya: 4” x 5¼”, 2¾” x 7½” (score at 4¼”); scrap for die cutting
  • Designer Series Paper (DSP): 3¾” x 7” (score at 5”)
  • Old Olive: scrap for die cutting
  • Basic White Twine: about 12”

Instructions:

  1. Adhere Pale Papaya to Basic White.
  2. Fold DSP on score line and adhere DSP to Pale Papaya.
  3. Adhere Basic White to inside DSP flap.
  4. Fold Pale Papaya on score line and adhere to DSP.
  5. Adhere Basic White to inside of Pale Papaya.
  6. Stamp Happy Birthday to the left-side of the Basic White piece. Adhere to front Pale Papaya flap.
  7. Stamp peach in Calypso Coral on Pale Papaya (stamp off once first).
  8. Stamp leaf in Old Olive on Old Olive.
  9. Die cut peach and leaf. Adhere to card with dimensionals.
  10. Double twine and tie a bow.  Adhere to peach with a mini glue dot.

Sweet

Supplies:


Gorgeous Leaves

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Measurements:

  • Thick Basic White: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”;  4” x 5 ¼”, ½” x 3”
  • Soft Succulent: 3 ½” x 2 ½”

Instructions:

  1. Die cut Maple Leaf with Soft Succulent cardstock and the detailed maple leaf die.
  2. Using the Pale Papaya ink, stamp 3 small leaves as shown in photo – note that one of the leaves will be stamped in the middle of the card and will be somewhat covered by the ribbon/words.
  3. Stamp a maple leaf with Soft Succulent Ink. Use the dot cluster stamp with Crumb Cake Ink to fill in some of the space around the leaves.
  4. Emboss this panel with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder.
  5. Adhere the die cut leaf to the card front with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. To create dimension of the leaf, don’t put glue on the ends of the leaf so that it’s not completely flat.
  6. Stamp the words from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set with Soft Succulent Ink onto the small word panel.
  7. Use Paper Snips to “flag” the ends of the word panel. Attach to a length of the Diamond Weave Ribbon with Mini Glue Dots.
  8. Use a glue dot to attach a swirl of Linen Thread onto the card front, positioning as shown.
  9. Attach the word and ribbon panel to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  10. To finish the card, embellish with two of the Brushed Metallic Adhesive Back Dots.

Supplies:


Cutest Halloween

This really is a cute set!!  

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Measurements

  • Pumpkin Pie: 8 ½” x 5 ½”
  • Smoky Slate: 5” x 3 ¾”
  • Basic Black: 4 7/8” x 3 5/8”
  • Basic White: 5 ¼” x 4”, scraps for sentiment, jack-o-lantern & ghost,
  • Ribbon: 8“
  • Cute Halloween DSP: scraps

Instructions:         

  1. Fold Pumpkin Pie card stock in half. Flatten fold with bone folder.
  2. Use the Picture This die with the circles to die cut circles out of the piece of Basic Black card stock. Use the cut out circles as cutting guides. Cut pieces from the DSP slightly larger than the die cut circles using the paper snips. Cut one piece of Basic White that is slightly larger than it’s corresponding circle & stamp “Trick or Treat” on it with Black ink.
  3. Stamp the jack-o-lantern and the ghost on scrap pieces of Basic White using Black ink.
    Stamp the inside of the jack-o-lantern using Pumpkin Pie ink. Color the stem with a Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends.  Punch out images using the Halloween punch.  A post-it-note may be helpful to align the image in the punch.
  4. Adhere DSP and sentiment to Smoky Slate piece using multi-purpose liquid glue. Use black piece as a guide – trim & layer the DSP underneath so that it resembles the picture. Adhere Basic Black piece over Smoky Slate piece using several dimensionals and then adhere to card front.  Attach jack-o-lantern and ghost with dimensionals.
  5. Make a bow with the gingham ribbon and attach to card front with a mini glue dot.
  6. Stamp remaining Basic White card stock piece as desired and adhere to inside of card.

Supplies:


CANCUN SPECIAL!!

Hooray for Vacation!!  I have a special for you while I'm gone!

CANCUN SPECIAL!! 

 Any order placed from October 16 thru October 23, 2021 will receive DOUBLE rewards!!  So for every $40 you spend, you will get TWO punches on your reward card!!   

You MUST use October Host Code:  PWSYTFCB

(If your order is $150 or more, don't use the host code--you get the hostess benefits, too!!)

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