My favorite cards this month look like October for sure, but Christmas is coming!
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I needed one more Halloween card for our Grands - this will be for the youngest one.
supplies: black and Slate cardstock, Echo Park Creepy Bats stencil, black soot distress ink, Hero Arts (retired) Felt Decor pumpkins, googly eyes, Pink and Main Trick or Treat sentiment and Postage die, copper embossing powder, Spellbinders Spooky Boo bat die
I started by embossing and inking the stencil, then added my other elements. The felt pumpkins are dated 2010!! It was fun to add the googly eyes a bit off-kilter.
I mentioned in a previous post how much I love Doodlebug products, and when I bought their latest Pumpkin Spice papers, I also treated myself to a couple Doodle-pops that coordinated. This weekend I saw a darling card posted on Instagram, made by cr2designs, and I knew that I wanted to CASE it and use this adorable fall fox!
Spellbinders kindly sent me a couple of products from their new Buzzworthy Collection, by Fun Stampers Journey! Here are the 2 cards I made, using a cling stamp set and a stencil.
The honeycomb stencil provides the perfectly-scaled background for the other card elements, which were minimally colored. Here's another card, using more elements from the stamp set.
These papers are so scrumptious, it's hard for me to use them, but I chose 2, and added some kraft and an aqua dot to the mix. This doodle-pop set had the little hearts included, which went nicely with my sentiment!
It's Friday - hope your weekend is a great one! We plan to get in maybe our last outside dining for awhile for date night, then we'll be back to take out again.
My Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit arrived yesterday, and I couldn't wait to play with the beautiful fall spray of leaves and sunflowers!
This month's kit is packed with gorgeousness - besides what I used today, there are a multi-pack of foils, 3 different acetate sheets to foil, a card of Gratitude sentiment strips, even some adhesive foam strips!
Here's the full kit.
I love making wreaths at this time of year.......here's a card that mixes lots of different companies' products with a gingham background.
supplies: white, kraft, various golds, oranges and greens cardstock, Tim Holtz Funky Wreath, Spellbinders flowers, and Memory Box (?) berry sprig dies, Sugar Pea Fall Fox sentiment, Impression Obsession Gingham background cling
Last year I didn't have enough Christmas cards, so this year I'm starting earlier! I recently treated myself to Betsy's Banner & Bough Stamp/Stencil set, and have had a fun time making some cards with it. Here are some of my results.
Today I have another card made using the Taylored Expressions Fall Foliage Background stamp and stencil combo. This set is very addictive, and comes together so quickly! And although I'm using fall colors again, it would be just as pretty done in several shades of greens, or pastels for spring. What sets this set apart is the addition of a detailing stamp to give more depth to the stencilled leaves.
I stamped and stencilled my panel, trimmed it a bit, then die-cut the maple leaf and sentiment dies. The panel was popped above some woodgrain patterned paper, then my sentiment was centered inside.
Distress inks work really nicely with these stencils - I applied them with a blender brush; and the stencils themselves clean up easily with just water, since these inks are water-based. If you'd like to see some more color combinations for this set, you might like to go back to THIS POST. I think this set will become a much-used favorite!
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My sweet friend Mary Anne recently sent me a nice assortment of these gingham/buffalo check dps. Here's my first use of one of them.
Since this is such a simple design, I decided to try and do a partial die-cut of the stitched circle, to hold a sentiment. So from an A2 panel, I laid out the die, then the stamp, and used washi tape to hold the die down and to know where to stop cutting. I removed the stamp, then ran it through my BigShot. Then I placed my stamp, colored it, and fussy cut it out along the outer edge.
This flower sprig is just the right size to fit across the width of an A2 card - I decided to have it cascading down this time around.
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Here's another of the stamp and stencil combo sets from Taylored Expressions. It's called Modern Tree.
supplies: ivory and Burnt Orange cardstock, Taylored Expressions Modern Tree Stamp & Stencil Combo, ripe persimmon, vintage photo, and peeled paint distress inks, brown and green markers, Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangle die, The Craft's Meow sentiment from Speaking of Fall (retired)
Here's a 2nd version, different border die, sentiment, and colors.
supplies: ivory and kraft cardstock, TE Modern Tree stamp and stencils set, fossellized amber, rusty hinge, and fired brick distress inks, Penny Black Stitched Stackers border die, Sunny Studio Autumn Greetings, brown and green markers
This is aptly named, and it's sized perfectly so that you don't need anything else except a sentiment..... fun to play with, too! And it doesn't necessarily have to be a fall tree, depending on how it's colored.
Sure do hope that Taylor will expand on this idea in the future!
Simon's newest release, called MAKE MERRY, is live now! This month is a mix for the holidays, both Thanksgiving and late fall, as well as Christmas!
I was sent a set of Suzy's Sweater Weather watercolor prints, which include 6 different designs; I chose 2 of them to show you today.
supplies: white card base, watercolor card from Sweater Weather Watercolor prints, Zig markers, antique linen distress ink, and water to color panel, gold seqins
All but one of these designs have a cable knit background - I used antique linen distress ink and water to simulate a fisherman-style sweater. I darkened the background a bit for my 2nd card.
supplies: ivory cardstock, a watercolor card from Sweater Weather Watercolor Prints, Zig markers and antique linen distress ink and water, adhesive foam to lift sentiment circle
Since there are 2 of the same of each of 6 designs, I was able to cut out the center sentiment circle from 1, and pop it above the design on the other. These are wonderful quality watercolor cardstock!
To see the entire release, just click HERE, and for more ideas using the new products, I hope you'll visit our gallery HERE. As always, we have planned 2 blog hops to showcase these products for Friday and Saturday.
Today I have 3 birthday cards using the same background stamp/stencil combo, just varying the colors and embellishments.
This unique set of a background stamp and 3 stencils for the leaves is really fun to work with! And easy, just stamp the background, which is the leaf details and little dots, then line up each stencil for a different color of ink - I really enjoyed trying out different combinations of distress ink!
supplies: kraft, Burnt Orange, and ivory cardstock, Taylored Expressions Fall Foliage Background stamp and stencil combo, fossilized amber, rusty hinge, and fired brick distress inks, Lil Inker Boxed Up Birthday die