I had lots of fun this month - here are my personal favorites that I made in October.
Monday, October 31, 2022
Saturday, October 29, 2022
Jenn McGuire recently did a post featuring vellum as a card base in all different ways - I was enchanted! So as soon as I could, I gathered together my own supplies, a good many of which are retired, and did a CASE of one of her cards.
Jennifer had a great tutorial video which I followed pretty closely to construct my card. Here's another card, using a different embossing folder. I CASEd my own card from 2016.
Friday, October 28, 2022
Today's cards feature the new Background Glimmer Plate and matching stencils called Geometric Flower. The foiling is very subtle, but gives a lovely shimmer to the design.
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Our theme this week is Anything Goes, and the team is featuring Pink & Main products. Here's my card.
Monday, October 24, 2022
A new collection that revolves around wax seals is releasing today. It's called Sealed by Spellbinders, and there are some lovely products in it! I have a new die from that line to show you today, and I'll have another post in a few days with more.
Sealed Birds is a delicate leafy die with birds.
Sunday, October 23, 2022
I'm just now getting around to playing with the stamp set from Simon's October card kit, which sold out in record time. It has a lovely sunflower stamp set and stencils to color it with.
Saturday, October 22, 2022
I love it when I can pair a brand new something with a well-loved oldie! Today's card is just such an example.
Friday, October 21, 2022
When I saw the lovely dove dies recently released by My Favorite Things, I pounced!
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Earlier this month I spent a few fun days using some Taylored Expressions products. I shared some reults HERE. Today I have another card that uses an older fall set. This will be for our son and daughter-in-law and will go into the package of Halloween cards for our Grands, since these colors remind me of Halloween.
Sunday, October 16, 2022
Spellbinders kindly sent me a 3D embossing folder from their newest Holiday Embossing Folder release. It's a big 5 3/4" x 8 3/4", so it's easy to get at least 2 completely different impressions from it, or a slimline. Here are 3 cards I made with it.
Friday, October 14, 2022
Concord and 9th brought out another set of layering stencils, this time for Christmas, and I couldn't wait to get my hands on them! Here are 4 cards resulting from my first play with them.
supplies: white and Lipstick Red card, Concord & 9th Boughs & Holly background stencils, same ink colors as card #1, Tim Holtz Holiday Words dies, Pink Fresh Studio Folk Edge Rectangle die, red pearls, micro dot adhesive
These stencils fall into the turnabout category because you use each of 3 stencils twice, turning it 180 degrees to complete each area of the design. As someone who is not skilled at coloring with markers, I much prefer these stencil or stamp turnabouts! The fun is all about choosing ink colors!
Thanks for sticking with me for my long post today!
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Monday, October 10, 2022
I fell head over heels for the latest Taylored Expressions fall release! They arrived quickly and I spent 1 day foiling and then stencilling, and another day making them into mini slim-line cards. Here are just 3 of 7 results from those days.
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Simon Hurley has a new Joyful Christmas collection at Spellbinders! I was fortunate to get a couple of his designs, and I have 2 cards for you today using some of them.
First up, a die set called Floral Stag and a glimmer sentiment set.
Here's my 2nd card using a new striped die and another of the Joyful Christmas glimmer plate sentiments.
Friday, October 7, 2022
Spellbinders kindly sent me a new set of Limited Edition dies to stitch with - these are made so that you can layer them, and that's just what I did.
For my first card, I pulled out some green and peach floss and embellished the design with stitched flowers and leafy die-cuts from a previous stitching set.
Given the time of year, for my second card I used fall colors of embroidery floss against a dark chocolate base.