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I hope you’ve had a wonderful day of thanks with your friends and family!
Happy Thanksgiving and thank you all for blessing my life through Stampin’ Up!!
Looking for another fun way to make these leaves? Don’t miss my Three Step Leaves Video Tutorial!
Stamps: Wonderfall, Seasonal Sayings; Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade; Paper: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Naturals Cream; Accessories: Big Shot, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Early Espresso Baker’s Twine, Woodgrain Embossing Folder; Naturals Designer Buttons
How often do you find yourself thinking about making a card for a guy? Tricky business, isn’t it? Well, it turns out, not so tricky after all! Here are some simple steps to making guy cards easy:
- Change the color scheme – go with subdued earth tones, or a primary color palette
- Take out the glitter – except for guys who wear 14 gold chains around their neck, save the bling for your girlfriends
- Lose the frou-frou – no cute scallop-y edges here
Here’s an adapted card from the one I shared last week. This time featuring the Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper (126898 – see it online) – and thanks to the artists at Stampin’ Up! for putting this color palette together! Here are my colors:
- Summer Starfruit
- Cajun Craze
- Not Quite Navy
Here’s the card (created for my Here Come The Holidays Class this evening!):
The card features the Wonderfall stamp set (see it online) and the coordinating Autumn Accents Bigz Die (see it online). The project and step-by-step directions were posted last week on my blog — but sometimes it’s nice to see the process in action (here’s a Video Tutorial)!
I keep finding these random leaves around my craft room – and they make me smile every time! The Wonderfall stamp set (see it online) and the coordinating Autumn Accents Bigz Die (see it online) are too much fun together!
The project and step-by-step directions were posted this week on my blog — but sometimes it’s nice to see the process in action!
Here’s a Video Tutorial that will teach you how to make these at home:
I designed this card based on projects that were shared at Convention this past summer.
My favorite embellishments on this card:
- the Woodgrain Embossing Folder
- Brushed Bronze Designer Buttons
- Champagne Glimmer Paper
- Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper
Here are the steps to making these fantastic leaves on your own:
- Cut out the maple leaf with the Autumn Accents Bigz Die and stamp the coordinating Wonderfall image. For best results, lay the stamp rubber side up and press die-cut leaf onto the stamp. (More Mustard ink here)
- Use a Sponge Dauber to color the edges of the leaf using the 2nd darkest ink color (Cajun Craze).
- Crumple the leaf and flatten it out, then press the darkest ink pad (Raspberry Ripple) directly onto the leaf to create the veining. Press lightly at first and add more color if desired.
At first I was surprised at the Raspberry Ripple color mixed for autumn — but it’s perfect! Go ahead and try it yourself, and be sure to let me know what you think!
I’m in love with the new Owl Occasions stamp set from the Holiday Collection Catalog (browse it online).
I just can’t get over the cute-factor on the little owl! Plus the stamp set includes birthday and Christmas accessories, and it’s perfect for Halloween.
Actually, I had so much fun creating with this set that I picked it for my new Stamps in the Mail Club Round — beginning this month. (learn more about Stamps in the Mail)
Stamps in the Mail Club is a great way to build your stamping supplies and actually USE them! Since each month you’ll get stamps, inks & pre-cut projects ready-to-stamp, it’s easy to pull out your scissors and adhesive and get crafting.
You can still sign up for the August Stamps in the Mail Club - here are the projects you’ll be making with your kit this month.
Which do you want to hear first? The GOOD news or the BAD news? Okay, here it comes… the good news is that we saw so many fabulous/gorgeous/inspiring projects today at Convention Day 2. The bad news… well, the bad news is that the only 4 items from the Holiday Catalog that I didn’t think I needed to get? So much for that. After today, now I know that I’ll need to get all 4 of them, too!! So yup, that makes it pretty much the whole catalog that I’ll be needing. Good thing we get a discount as demonstrators
Here are some pictures from our day, starting off with gathering for the first general session.
Want to see some of those fabulous stamping ideas? Shannon West came out in her witch costume to get us in the mood for Halloween and fall projects, and here’s a holiday place card that she created using White Staz-On Ink (106960 – see it online) and the upcoming Woodgrain Embossing Folder (127821 – new on August 1st!).
First, the Staz-On Ink goes directly on the embossing folder. Next, press the Window Sheet (3 x 3″ here) onto the folder and emboss with your Big Shot. Finally, embellish with elements from the Wonderfall stamp set (w- 128084 or c-128087; available August 1st).
Want to see how Shannon made some gorgeous leaves?
Here are her 3 simple steps to a perfectly natural leaf (if natural leaves could have letters on them
- Cut out the maple leaf with the Autumn Accents Bigz Die (127812 – available August 1st) and stamp the coordinating Wonderfall image
- Use a Sponge Dauber to color the edges of the leaf
- Crumple the leaf and flatten it out, then press a darker ink pad directly onto the leaf to create the veining
So many fun projects (I might have mentioned that) and then we had a chance to win free stamps! Here’s Karla from our group…doesn’t she look excited?
We also have the chance to see LOTS of display cards and other projects at Convention. Here’s just one of several aisles of projects:
And on one display, we were excited to see a project sent in by our very own Rae Anne Littrell! Rae Anne created this sweet baby project for her son Cole using My Digital Studio.
ALL the displays are gorgeous – check out the banners that are part of the ‘summer picnic’ theme in the Gathering Place this year. Can’t you see them as part of a festive backyard BBQ?
Alright, once again I’m falling asleep while typing… it’s hard on the keyboard (and my nose) so I think I’m done for the evening. But stay tuned for more of my Convention 2012 posts!