Archive for November, 2011

This is the time of year for leaves – falling, blowing and the inevitable raking. This beautiful set in the Stampin’ Up! holiday mini is perfect for Thanksgiving cards. It’s a two step set and you don’t even need the stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the stamps – they are that easy to line up. Happy Thanksgiving!


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What’s Thanksgiving without treat boxes filled with M&Ms?

These were made with:

  • Mini-milk carton die – Cajun Craze card stock
  • Lots of punches: small oval, scallop oval, circle oval, owl, Spring Bouquet (for the wattle)
  • Crop-a-dile to punch the holes
  • SU natural hemp twine
  • Autumn Days and All Year Cheer III stamp sets (both retired)

And of course, the most important ingredient: chocolate! My friends on my bowling league will be the lucky recipients.

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It’s turkey time and it looks like these turkeys knew where to go to escape being dinner – up a tree!

Made with many punches: owl, scallop circle, 5-Petal, large oval, and retired medium oval and Spring Flower Bouquet; SU Petal Cone die and a retired Texturz plate for a little texture on the base. Colors: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla. I used Dusty Durango and Chocolate Chip ribbon and somehow managed to tie it with the polka dots on the inside, while keeping the choc chip on the outside – sometimes my fingers know just what to do. Stamp sets: All Year Cheer III, Autumn Days and Straight-Up Alphabet & Numbers (all retired).

Stay tuned for more Thanksgiving themed projects.

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A Blush Blossom blast from the past that is. I CASED this card from bdindle on splitcoast. I kept the layout, but changed pretty much everything else to mostly retired stuff: Blush Blossom card stock, Lots of Thoughts, Bulbs in Bloom and Teahouse for the background. I colored the amaryllis with Blush Blossom, Certainly Celery and Peach Parfait (well, those two aren’t retired). I used the 2-1/2″ circle punch for the Whisper White piece and the Circle Scissor Plus circle cutter (for the first time) to make the Almost Amethyst mat. The leaves are from the Bird Builder punch. The edges are sponged with Blush Blossom and a little Peach Parfait. I didn’t use BB much when it was current, but I like the way this card turned out, except for the sponged part. I may try different colors next time, but keep the layout.

The Circle Scissor Plus tool was surprisingly easy to use. I had read about problems with it and was hesitant to use it, but it worked great the first time. Using a little removable adhesive on the paper helped.

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I saw this beautiful card by Julie Gearinger on splitcoast and decided to CASE it for my next workshop. I changed it up a bit but you can still see the resemblance. Thanks Julie for the inspiration!

My card has a Lavender Lace base (retired – hey, might as well use it up) with Pool Party and Concord Crush flowers. To make the flowers I used the Flower Fusion sizzlet, spritzed with water and crumpled, then added a white center, glammed up with Dazzling Details glitter glue. The white piece was embossed with the polka dot embossing folder and the Pool Party strip was made with the Lace Ribbon Border punch. The stamp is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, stamped on a piece made with a retired punch and matted on a Lots of Tags piece.

For the workshop I switched to Wisteria Wonder and used a current oval punch. The only hard part of this card is spritzing all the flower pieces and wadding each one. But I love the effect and they are flat enough to mail. The Dazzling Details adds just the right touch in the center of each flower.


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