Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Happy Fall!!!

Wow, here it is almost October already and Fall is definitely in the air!! Wonderful sunny days and cool evenings which are great to sleep in! This is one of my favorite times of the year!

I found this really great idea for a card and had to give it a try, so why not with a fall theme?

The base card is So Saffron, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4", and also at 1" for the spine of the book. Trim the card to resemble a book. Here is a great tutorial on how to do it, as well as a template to use. I used the Sheltering Tree stamp set and my MISTI for the tree. The tree is stamped with Soft Suede. I then turned the leaves sideways and stamped only part of it with Daffodil Delight, then Soft Suede, then Old Olive, repositioning it with each ink color. I used the small stamp of leaves and stamped lightly with Cherry Cobbler around the tree. You may want to stamp off on scrap paper if your ink pad is freshly inked. I used the same small stamp to stamp the base of the tree with the same ink colors. The Happy Fall is from the retired set Four All Things. All of the black trims are black Dazzles, which you can also just draw in with a marker.

Wish I was a better photographer, cuz this looks so much nicer than it appears in this photo! I can't wait to make some more of these, especially for Easter, but that is getting WAY too far ahead of things (but we'll see :) )

Hope you enjoyed this and give it a try. Have a great day and thanks so much for visiting!

Monday, September 5, 2016

KISS Halloween

Keep it simple, sweetie!!

Don't you hate it when your health and crafting aren't in sync!? I have been wanting to create one of these really simple cards since seeing the idea on Pinterest. It truly is simple and soooo quick!

All of the fun new items are in the NEW Holiday catty that is NOW available!! Just click on the Shop Online button to the right (or the catalog picture) to view it!

Now for the details:

Choose two patterns of DSP (Designer Series Paper). These can be the two sides of one or two different pieces. The back piece is cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" and the front piece is 3 1/2" x 4 3/4". This gives you just a bit of an edge around the patterned pieces.

Then choose your card base color, cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4". Choose another contrasting color and cut at 3 5/8" x 4 7/8". Need help choosing these colors? The DSP package has the colors used in the papers listed on the back of the package.

My card base is Pumpkin Pie and I chose black for the smaller mat to compliment the new DSP, Halloween Night.

Add the larger print to the front of the card base, then the solid mat on top at an angle, adding the smaller print on top.

For my "garnish" or embellishments as some say, I laid down a strip of Tear and Tape where I wanted the burlap ribbon to be, then another strip on top for the new Halloween twine. The stamped pieces are from the new set, Jar of Haunts. (I can't wait to play more with this set!!!!)

To give the pumpkin more dimension, I turned it upside down on the pierce mat and using the large ball of the score tool, drew small circles around the edge, getting larger as I worked my way in. Then add dimensionals to attach it to the card.

I think this will be a great way to use up some of that DSP that I have stashed away from other projects!

Want to see the VIDEO

Enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Happy Haunting!

SEPTMBER!! and that means SO many things! Fall is in the air and just around the corner. The wonderful holidays are sneaking up on us AND the holiday catalog is LIVE! Woo Hoo!

Here is the first project for this season!

I did use the retired Milk Carton die, BUT we have a new product that would work great for this. It is the Home Sweet Home Thinlits. Here is a picture of it along with the matching stamp set, which is a Bundle savings!!!

All of the images on mine are from another Bundle set......(check out the "golf ball" image!)

SO much fun. Check out the new Holiday Catalog at my online shopping! You are going to LOVE it!!

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by!