Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Blackberry Beauty

 Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is off to a smooth start. We are into week three of the school year and are gradually settling back into a routine. Here's hoping it continues and we make it through the year without any more closures!

This week Fall officially begins and I am turning my attention to one of my favourite suites in the Mini catalogue...Blackberry Beauty. Just look a the beautiful products included...


There is SO much to love about this suite, especially if you are a fall lover like me. Check out this project I made...

fall owl card

Is that owl, not gorgeous?? It is from the Ephemera pack and makes a beautiful focal point on my project. Paired with the Designer Paper, the elements in the Ephemera pack make for super-quick and easy projects. Take a closer look...

fall owl card

The background panel is a piece of Cinnaon Cider card stock on which I stamped the botanical images from the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set in ink of the same tone. Then I embossed the panel with the TImber 3D embossing folder for subtle texture. The DSP is from the Blackberry Beauty pack and adds the perfect bit of shine with the gold foil accents. The sentiment is from the Heartfelt Wishes stamp set and is one of my new favourites. I added a bit of bling with some Gilded Gems for a quick and easy fall thank you card.

I'll be demonstrating this card and two others in today's Live @ Five video over on my Facebook page. I'd love it if you joined me live, but if you miss me, you can catch the replay shortly afterwards on my YouTube channel.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...have a great week!


fall owl card

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Pretty Pumpkins Fun Fold and a Blog Hop

 It's the middle of the month...September is just FLYING by! That means it is time for another Stamping Symphony Blog Hop! 

This month we are all about autumn...my VERY FAVOURITE kind of cards to make! There are so many beautiful fall-themed products in our catalogues this year...I have have a BLAST playing with them all! This week I am all about the Pretty Pumpkins Bundle from the August-December Mini and I thought I would share a fun fold card I demonstrated in my Facebook Live last night...

fall fun fold card



fall fun fold card

I love this pop-up fun fold because it is an easy wow. No tricky measurements or scoring and quick and easy to put together. I used the Beauty of the Earth DSP pack from the Annual Catalogue on this project...it is PERFECT for fall and I love the way it coordinates with so many of the products in the Mini. 

fall fun fold card

My larger die-cut pumpkin is cut from gold foil card stock and then layered on a scrap of Early Espresso. I love the way the dark colour makes the gold pop and highlights the beautiful detail on the die-cut. The smaller pumpkin is heat embossed in gold on Cinnamon Cider card stock...such a great combination for fall. I used the Beautiful Leaves dies to cut the greenery behind my pumpkins...more on that set next week ;) The sentiment is also heat embossed in gold and die-cut using the Stitched Rectangles dies. 

fall fun fold card

On the back of the card is a Basic White panel with room to write a message. The extra layer is an important one because it adds just enough counterweight to make this fun pop-up card stand securely. 

As I mentioned earlier, I demonstrated this card in this week's Facebook Live @ Five. You can catch the replay below:



Be sure to hop on over to the other blogs in our hop for more autumn inspiration!


Thanks so much for stopping by today...have a spectacular week!

fall fun fold card

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Pretty Pumpkins

 Happy Tuesday! I hope you are having a good week thus far. We are into our second week of the school year and this teacher is already exhausted and, last week, completely lost her voice! I could't speak or sing at all most of the weekend, but by Sunday evening I was starting to be able to speak audibly again. Here's hoping it holds out all week!

This week I am continuing my celebration of all things Autumn and featuring the Pretty Pumpkins bundle. Now, I LOVE pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colours, so this bundle speaks to my fall-loving soul! Check out this pretty card, featuring a rather unconventional colour palette...

fall pumpkin card

Are purple pumpkins a thing? Probably not, LOL, but they are in my crafty brain! I heat embossed the image in gold and them coloured it with Light Cinnamon Cider, Dark Pumpkin Pie and light Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Blends. I used Dark Cinnamon Cider and Light Mossy Meadow for the stems and leaves. Here's a closer look...

fall pumpkin card

The card base is Rich Razzleberry card stock. I stamped the leaf image several times in Blackberry Bliss and then layered a piece of Blackberry Bliss Designer Paper over top. The background label is die-cut using the Seasonal Labels dies from Shimmery Gold Vellum and emossed using the Time Worn Type embossing folder. The sentiment is stamped in Blackberry Bliss and punched using the Label My Lovely punch. I added some Gold Shimmer Ribbon and a few Gilded Gems by way of embellishment.

fall pumpkin card

On the inside, I stamped some vines in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured the image with Stampin' Blends. I omitted and sentiment on the inside to allow lots of space to write a message. 

I'll be demonstrating this card and two others in today's Live @ Five video over on my Facebook business page. Come and join me! If you can't make it, you can catch the replay on my YouTube channel shortly afterwards. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to pop back in tomorrow for our monthly Stamping Symphony blog hop for more Autumn goodness!


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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Beauty of the Earth Fun Fold

 Happy September...and happy first day of school to me! Even though I had to be in the school for three days last week for mandatory health and safety training, today is the first day we actually have students in the building! I have to admit I am excited at the thought of only teaching in person...no more online...for now! Who knows what this school year will bring...all I know is it can't possibly be worse than last year!

This week I thought I'd take a break from the mini catalogue and feature a gorgeous suite from the Annual Catalogue. Beauty of the Earth is aptly named, as it features stunning Designer Paper and tree images that can be used for just about any occasion. I have had such fun playing with this suite and have lots of ideas to share with you this week. Be sure to follow me on Instagram to make sure you don't miss a thing. Today I have a fun fold to share with you...

Stampin’ Up!

This card doesn't really look like anything special from the outside. I used three different patterns of the Designer Paper and the Beautiful Trees dies to create my scene. The sentiment is from the Beauty of Friendship stamp set and is stamped in Early Espresso ink. The label is die-cut using the Stitched So Sweetly dies. The inside of this card is where the magic happens...

Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up!

Creating the scene on the inside of the card is also not difficult, thanks to the beautiful Designer Paper. I created the "tunnel" using a 5-1/4" x 8" piece of Basic White card stock and the Tasteful Labels dies. I'll be demonstrating exactly how to do this in today's Live @ Five video over on Facebook. I hope you'll join me, but if you miss me live, I will link to the replay on YouTube later this evening. The measurements will be included in the video description so you'll be able to make a tunnel card of your own. These cards really aren't difficult, but sure do create a Wow-factor when they are opened. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today...have a great week!

Stampin’ Up!




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