Thursday, September 15, 2022

A Fall Gift Box and a Blog Hop

 Happy Thursday! Today is a BIG Day around here! Not only is it time for our monthly Stamping Symphony Blog Hop, but it is also FLASH SALE day! What's on sale, you ask? Oh, only every stamp set in the Annual Catalogue (with the exception of Host-exclusive sets)! Yep...you read that right. For 24 hrs, today only, Annual Catalogue stamp sets are on sale for 15% off. This sale happens exactly once a year and today is the day. So, after hopping along with us, head on over to my online store and score some deals on stamps!


Now on to our blog hop. This month we are all about Fall projects, but the challenge was to make anything BUT a card. So, I made this adorable treat box that would make a perfect little place-setting gift for Thanksgiving dinner...



I absolutely adore fall and all that it brings. Cooler temperatures, brightly coloured leaves, and, of course, pumpkins! The images in the Hello Harvest stamp set make my fall-loving heart happy. I used a soft orange (Pale Papaya) to colour my pumpkin, which sets it off nicely against the darker shades in the Rustic Harvest Designer Paper.  Now, can you guess where the die-cut leaf and sprig came from?? They are from the Ranunculus dies! They just happened to be stored along with my Rustic Pumpkin dies and caught my eye as being perfect to pair with my stamped pumpkin. 

The belly band slides off the box to reveal pretty patterns from the Rustic Harvest DSP...I can't get enough of that paper!


The box opens up to reveal a pocket that is sized to fit several treat-size candy bars or a gift card or pumpkin spice tea bags...so many possibilities! There is space on the inside flap to write a brief personalized greeting as well. Gotta love a gift that doubles as a card!


I demonstrated this box in my Facebook live this week. You can catch the replay on my YouTube channel below. Start at about 36:00 to see how this box comes together. (Or watch the entire video for more ideas with the Rustic Harvest suite!)



Now, hop on over and see what Sandy is up to...



Thanks so much for stopping by this week. Don't forget to shop the stamp sale...Have a fabulous day!

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Fond of Autumn Thanks

 Happy Tuesday...and happy first day of school to those starting today. I had a GREAT first day...it is so good to have a normal startup after years of Covid disruptions! Here's my son heading out for his first day of grade ten...



Today I have a pretty fall card I made using the Fond of Autumn bundle from the July-December Mini Catalogue...


I am SO in love with this bundle...it is so versatile! I'll post more project ideas I made using it at the end of my post...it really is a great one!
For the card above I used the peek-through die to cut the Kraft card stock in the background and then layered some copper foil card stock behind it. Such a pretty look for fall!

I used several shades from the Stampin' Blends Natural Tones Collection to colour the images. I was going for a muted, vintage vibe, which I think I achieved. The rustic look of the twine is the perfect finishing touch.


On the inside, I added more stamping and coloured the images using the same shades I did on the front. 


I demonstrated this card and two more in my Facebook live this week. You can catch the replay below:



I've listed all of the supplies used to make this card below...scroll down to see more ideas with this awesome bundle! 

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Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week!

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Apple Harvest Good Luck

 Happy Tuesday...and happy second-to-last day of August! Can you believe September is almost here?? I sure can, because I have to be back at work on the 1st!  Time sure flies when you're on summer vacation!This is the first year since pre-Covid that I actually feel rested and ready to start a new school year. I'm so very thankful for a rejuvenating break!

With the start of the school year I often like to give some of my colleagues a little something to start the year off right. The new Apple Harvest stamp set and coordinating Apple Blossom dies were the obvious choice for this year's cards! Check it out...


Now, I need to make sure you're aware that while the Apple Harvest stamp set is in the Holiday Mini and available right now, the coordinating dies are not. They are part of the Perfect Partners promotion that launches September 1st. The promo includes coordinating dies for several stamp sets from both the Annual and Mini catalogues...including this one! 

The set includes dies that cut out the stamped images from the Apple Harvest stamp set (like the apples I used on my card) as well as dies to build a branch full of apple blossoms, a cute scalloped border die and a fabulous label. These dies will only be available during this promotion, while supplies last, so be sure to grab them early!


I used Stampin' Blends in Real Red, So Saffron and Granny Apple Green to colour my apples. The striped DSP in the background is from the soon-retiring Wonderful World Saleabration pack and the black and white plaid behind the apples is from the Rustic Harvest pack. The sentiment is stamped and die-cut using the Charming Sentiments bundle.

Check out the video below for a step-by-step demonstration of this card and two others using this fabulous bundle:


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


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