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Another Autumn card

Here’s another thank you card with a fall theme. As I was making the one in the previous post, I decided to try one with all die-cut leaves. I used different colors and arranged them artistically, at least in my opinion! I also used a stamp from my favorite grunge set to add the dots in the background. The card base was embossed with the wood grain folder.

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Autumn thank you card

I like clean and simple but sometimes you need a little extra to make a card pop. This one is classic fall colors, made with the French Foliage stamp set with the addition of cut-out leaves from Stitched Seasons framelits. The circle in the middle is just a punched circle sponged with a little Close to Cocoa. The circle and the leaves were sponged.  

Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m sorry for the lack of posts – been busy doing a lot of other things – but I’m still stamping! I’m finally getting around to making more signs for my craft room door. I used all retired items, as I’ve turned into a hobby demonstrator and haven’t purchased a lot of current stamps. Love SU’s new tools and dies though.

Here’s the new one for November. I made the turkey with the owl punch.

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A little late for Christmas

I know it’s a little late but I’ve been behind ever since I broke my arm last May. So I’ll start catching up by posting my 2014 Christmas card and I’ll try to keep up from now on! This card was made with all retired stuff so I’m not going to bother listing the “ingredients.”

2014 Christmas card

I’m thinking of branching out with this blog to include other crafts, cooking and whatever else strikes my fancy, so stay tuned to see where my creative muse takes me.

No time to stamp?

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Love & Sympathy #3

When I saw this card on splitcoaststampers.com, I knew I had to CASE it. I stamped the flower from Love & Sympathy three times and embossed it with white embossing powder. I made a few other changes – no ribbon, so I split a piece of card stock and stamped it. This is a neat trick that comes in handy when you want something that looks like ribbon but you don’t have the right color. Using the bone folder, break down the fibers until you can peel the layers of the card stock apart. The result is a fuzzy side that looks great on a card. Other stamp sets: Gorgeous Grunge and Happy Watercolor. Accessories: punches and gel pen.

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This card was inspired by Michelerey.

Love & Sympathy #2

This stamp set is simple but makes the most beautiful cards. Here’s the second one for this challenge:

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This is what we call CAS – clean and simple. The only layers are the white and Primrose Petals. I used the Happy Watercolor set from the Occasions Catalog (still available; contact me to order) for the background colors and stamped the image by inking the flower separately from the leaves. I didn’t have the right markers so I carefully inked the stamp with the corner of the inkpads. This one was inspired by googoobaby (thanks!).