Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Sunday, September 27, 2020
It's time to pull out the Thankful Leaves Turnabout set for the season; I made 2 really easy cards with it.
supplies: cream and kraft cardstock, Concord and 9th Thankful Leaves Turnabout, Altenew mini inks, sentiment from (retired) Neat & Tangled Hello Fall, Simon Stitched Rectangle die
Next up, I changed the ink colors a bit, trimmed the panel, and added some self-adhesive alphabet letters from my stash.
supplies: Dark Chocolate, Lipstick Red, and ivory cardstock, Thankful Leaves Turnabout, Altenew inks, Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangle die, Simon Stitched Rectangle die, heart die from (retired) Simon Large Hearts set, chipboard letters, adhesive foam to pop up heart
I very rarely use chipboard elements, but in this case, I love the results - and they express my feelings perfectly!
Saturday, September 26, 2020
I have a card today made with the supplies in this month's Simon Says Stamp Card Kit. When I saw this big sentiment, I decided to use it first, to sent to our Grands in TX. Thought I haven't heard them say "y'all" yet, their Momma does, so I thought they'd all get a kick out of this. The bonus is that their grade school mascot is an owl!
supplies: white cardstock, dp from Simple Stories Cozy Days paper pad, leaves, sentiment, and owl from new Happy Fall, Y'all stamp set, Hero Arts Infinity Circle die, markers to color, doodlebug heart sprinkle
The kit is still available HERE.
I'm looking forward to stamping and coloring up that cute bear next!
Friday, September 25, 2020
Some of my favorite kinds of cards have a text of some kind featured prominently. At this time of year, I always like to pull out this old Autumn Words woodblock to make a card. This year I accessorized it with some skeleton leaves cut in fall colors and added some sequins.
supplies: white, gold, Burnt Orange and Orange Peel cardstock, Stampendous Autumn Words woodblock, peacock feathers and a blender brush, Neat and Tangled (retired) Maple Leaf die and sentiment from (retired) Hello Fall, Simon Summer Gold sequin mix
Sorry to say once again, almost everything on this card has been retired. I thank you for stopping by!
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Monday, September 21, 2020
Sunday, September 20, 2020
I wanted to try foiling the toner sheet leaves again, this time using a rainbow foil. I love how it turned out, but it took me half a day to get a good representation of what it looks like!
supplies: various fall shades of cardstock, from pale yellow to deep burgundy, Endless Leaves toner sheet, Summer Rainbow foil, Hero Arts Nesting Rectangle dies, sentiment from Impression Obsession Early Sunsets clear stamp set
To start, I cut 1/2" strips of lots of fall-colored cardstock, and attached them on the diagonal to a card base. Then I foiled the toner sheet - this Summer Rainbow has tones of silver, gold, orange, red, and purple, repeating in stripes down the panel. I attached it to my card, then made a skinny frame and stamped my sentiment to finish.
I took a zillion pictures inside, but in order to get the foil colors to show, I also got lots of glare from the acetate base these toner sheets are made of. I finally took my card outside on a bright day and took some shots in the shade.......still not a piece of cake, but I got at least this one to show you the details.
Thanks for coming by!
Friday, September 18, 2020
Today's card is a variation of one I made last year - I like these elements together. This year I added some metallics to the mix.
supplies: ivory and Tim Holtz Rose Gold Metallic Kraft cardstock, plank dp from Craft Consortium Wood Textures pad, Simon Stitched Grand Maple and part of Christmas Blessings sentiment dies, Spellbinders Falling Leaves embossing folder, rose gold sequins, adhesive foam to lift top panel
When I got this new plank pad of paper, I wondered whether I'd ever use this particular one - it looks like someone used the side of a barn to clean his paint brushes! But I think it worked nicely for this card. The pinks in it were one reason I chose the rose-gold accents.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Monday, September 14, 2020
More cards for the season - oaks were my Dad's favorite tree in the autumn; he liked the duller colors. These oak dies are another new Botanicuts release from The Greetery. They're a nice size, not too big, so there's plenty of room for a sentiment, as you'll see in my 2nd card.
Isn't that ship-lap die amazing? It has woodgrain markings in it, as well as little "nail" cutouts. I layered my individual boards over a panel of kraft cardstock to get the nails to be more noticeable. I added a darker brown shelf to hold my pitcher. Here I just arranged the leaves in my pitcher with some bare branches, adding some acorns and an extra leaf as if they'd fallen out.
For this next card, I used the full branch.
supplies: Lipstick Red, Schoolhouse Red, Burnt Orange, kraft and cream cardstock, The Greetery Mighty Oak Botanicuts, Changing Seasons embossing folder, sentiment from (retired) Newton's Nook Fall-ing for You
This spray of oak leaves was fun and easy to put together - I used colored cardstocks to make it even easier! I cut a couple extra of the smallest leaves to have them fluttering down and to balance out the sentiment in the corner.
Thanks for stopping by - is it feeling like fall where you live?
Sunday, September 13, 2020
I've pulled out all my fall goodies and will be playing with them this month and next. I always love a fall wreath!
supplies: cream cardstock, Poppy Stamps (retired) Leafy Wreath Collage die, markers to color, Sunny Studio Autumn Greetings sentiment, Winnie & Walter Noelle die (retired), foam to pop up top panel.
I first cut the stitched scallop panel, then the wreath. After removing the tiny cuts, I added some tape on the back of the panel, sticky side towards the front, then carefully colored and pieced each leaf back into the wreath. My sentiment is the only new-to-me thing on this card - and it appears to be discontinued already!
The last time I used this stamp was in 2017 - high time to bring it forward again!
Friday, September 11, 2020
I just received some of the new release from The Greetery, and here's my first play with some of them.
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
I take September as my cue to play with all my fall goodies; here's a card made of new and a bit older multi-step stamps from the Greetery.
supplies: ivory cardstock, Sunny Studio Classic Gingham dp, The Greetery Sprinkled with Kindness watering can, Budding Beauties Autumn and Autumn Sketches stamps, sentiment from Sugar Pea Fall Fox, Altenew mini ink cubes, adhesive foam squares
I'm in heaven when I'm working with these stamps and colors - what's your favorite kind of card to make?
Sunday, September 6, 2020
I don't think I've done a foiled card for fall, so when I saw these Endless Leaves clear toner sheets, I jumped!
I love orange and turquoise together! This foil looks just shiny in some lights and more glittery in others; hopefully you can see both on these photos. The toner sheets are printed on clear acetate. It cuts beautifully and I just put dots of glue under the most solid parts of the design, and it's holding well to the plank background! It's a real steal, in my opinion - you can make 16 cards with the package!
The sentiment is a scripture quote, 1 Thessalonians 5:18, just stamped on a scrap of the plank paper and glued over the foiled panel.
Thanks for stopping by today - I hope your week is a lovely one!