Sunday, November 10, 2019

Have a Novel Birthday

Hello! Good morning! I’m popping in to share a card that I created using the fun My Favorite Things stamp set Our Story. I don’t know about you but I’m an avid reader and once the fall/winter temps get cold I love to snuggle up with a good book, a cup of tea and my cat, so this set definitely speaks to me.
 To create my card, I used the pretty colors from the current Sunday Stamps Challenge and the MFT Our Story stamp set and Our Story dies. I used the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables dies to die cut a piece of Doodlebug paper for my background and a strip of Perfectly Plaid fall paper. I stamped my sentiment and die cut it using the Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips die.   I also used the Outside In Stitched Square Stackables dies to die cut a piece of Knock on Wood paper and Knit Picky paper for my images. I stamped my images and colored them using Copic markers then die cut them out and adhered them to my stitched square, popping up the girl in the chair, the stack of books and the cat with foam tape. I also used foam tape to pop up the stitched square which I adhered to my background.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Fall Floral Hello - CTD568

Hello and happy Wednesday! I’m hosting this week over at the Color Throwdown Challenge and I chose some warm autumn colors for us to create with. I hope you’ll take the time to join us and play along using the colors, orange, brown, green and cream. Before I get to my card, I’d like to welcome November’s CTD guest designer, Michelle Lupton.
Using this week’s colors, I wanted to create a floral card but with a natural fall feel to it so I used the Hello Bluebird stamp set Wildflower Bouquet with the Wildflower Bouquet dies. I started out with a white card base, then using the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackable dies I die cut a white card stock panel. Using the same rectangle dies, I created my own stencil from card stock and blended on some antique linen distress oxide ink and stamped my sentiment from the Cheery Greetings stamp set. Next I die cut a bunch of the flowers, stems and berries using the Wildflower Bouquet dies and stamped them  using canyon clay, terra-cotta tile, spring moss, simply chartreuse:(PTI), chocolate chip and pumpkin pie:(SU) and antique linen distress oxide. For a touch of sparkle, I added some rust colored rhinestones.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams blog links below or you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and see all of the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Michelle Lupton - November Guest Designer

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Friday, November 1, 2019

I Can Smell Autumn Dancing in the Breeze

 Happy Friday! It’s day three and the final day of my Hello Bluebird Mini Card Series. Today’s card features the sweet Fall Friends stamp set which is one of my favorites solely because of the deer image carrying the books, not that the other images aren’t cute, they definitely are, but just because I’m a reader and book lover. I thought the two critter images with the deers scarf blowing in the wind and fall leaves in the breeze would be perfect paired with this sentiment from the Pumpkin Time set. Below you can see the set of all three cards in this series and for more info on the first two cards you can click here and here.
As mentioned above, for my card today I used the Hello Bluebird stamp set Fall Friends and the Fall Friends dies. I stamped my images and colored them using Copic markers then die cut them out. For my background, I used some perfectly plaid fall paper and die cut it using the Outside In Stitched Square Stackables dies. I also used the Outside In Stitched Circle Stackables dies and die cut a white card stock circle which I blended some antique linen distress oxide ink along the outer edges and stamped my sentiment from the Pumpkin Time stamp set. I popped up the die cut circle and fox image with foam tape and adhered the rest of my images to complete my card.
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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Autumn is...

 Happy Halloween! It’s Day 2 of my Hello Bluebird Mini Card Series and today I’m featuring a fun fall card with the cute critters from the Autumn Gatherings stamp set. These little guys are bundled up in their scarves and hat and sipping their pumpkin spice lattes just enjoying a fall day.
For my card today, I used not only the Autumn Gatherings stamp set and Autumn Gatherings dies which I love because you can dress these guys up to hold or wear a whole bunch of different accessories but I also used the Fall Friends stamp set and Fall Friends dies for the large pumpkins and larger sized fall leaves. For my background, I used some perfectly plaid fall paper and die cut it using the Outside In Stitched Square Stackables dies. Next I used the Skating Pond Scene die and used just the trees which I die cut from white card stock and blended on some antique linen and vintage photo distress oxide ink and added them along the top of my card. After that I die cut a smaller stitched square from white card stock and blended on some wild honey and ripe persimmon distress oxide ink and after drying it with my heat tool I used my Misti tool to stamp the sentiment from the Pumpkin Time stamp set. I also used the smaller leaf images from the Pumpkin Time stamp set and dies. I stamped my images from the Autumn Gatherings set and colored them using Copic markers then die cut them out. I adhered everything to my card front popping up the center sentiment square, the two critters and the smallest pumpkin.
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