Apple Harvest Gratitude

Fall is just around the corner. Our New Jersey heat wave finally broke. Still no rain, though. A change of season is very much on my mind so I’m showcasing the Apple Harvest Bundle.

The Apple Harvest stamp set is in the July – December 2022 Mini Catalog without coordinating dies. Starting September 1st through September 30th, you can purchase the stamp set and Apple Blossom Dies as a Bundle and save 10%.

Today’s card is a quick, clean, and simple card using the Apple Harvest stamp set and upcoming Apple Blossom Dies.

The stamps in the Apple Harvest stamp set are open stamps. If you like to color, you will enjoy them. I loved the images in this stamp set, so I thought about adding color with sponge daubers. I tried it and am happy with the shading of the apples. You’ll love the sponge dauber technique.

The Apple Harvest Bundle is available on September 1st.

Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

  • My original version of this card includes a Garden Green cardstock layer. You can create your card using an additional layer. A Sweet Sorbet or Poppy Parade layer would be pretty, as well.
  • The Basic White card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • The smaller Basic White layer is 2 3/4″ x 4″. Die cut the bottom of this layer using the scalloped die from the Apple Blossom Dies.
  • The sentiment layer is 1″ x 2″.
  • Stamp the sentiment with Real Red ink.
  • Die Cut the bottom of the sentiment layer with the scalloped die from the Apple Blossom Dies.
  • I cut the Garden Green Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper layer 2 5/8″ x 4″.
  • Die cut the bottom of the patterned paper layer with the scalloped die, as well.

Color and Assemble The Card

  • Stamp two apples with Soft Suede ink onto Basic White cardstock.
  • I used Old Olive and Garden Green ink for the apple leaves, Real Red and Sweet Sorbet ink for the apples, and Soft Suede for the stem.
  • I know the coloring is not perfect. It’s a fun process to ink up the sponge daubers and fill in the color. It’s quick, as well.
  • Using the ink and sponge daubers made me feel like a genuine artist! You will, too!
  • I die cut the apples with the coordinating die.
  • I attached the small Basic White, and Gingham Cottage scalloped layer with Dimensionals.
  • The Linen Thread background is simply a few wraps of thread around my fingers, crimped in the center with a large glue dot and attached to the card layer.
  • I attached the apples and sentiment with Dimensionals and added a few Classic Matte Dots.

So, cut a simple card base, add Linen Thread, “sponge” some apples and create something to show gratitude.

… the only limitation is your imagination!

 

Today’s Product Details

 

STAMPIN’ UP! NOTES & NEWS 

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Lights Aglow Happy Holidays

Happy Friday!

I finally cut the Lights Aglow Designer Series Paper. I would open it, look at all the beautiful patterns, close it, and repeat …, until now.

The Lights Aglow Suite is a “mega” Suite. We all know how stunning it is! There are two stamp and die Bunches, Gold Foiled Designer Series Paper, two Specialty paper packs, ribbon and Festive Pearls embellishments. I can promise you, I’ll be showcasing lots of surprises using this Suite, so keep checking in. Let’s get right to today’s card.

Today’s Card Pieces and Parts

  • There are a lot of pieces and parts to this card, so I created a PDF Tutorial you can download and print.
  • I used the Lights Aglow Designer Series Paper, the Christmas Lights Bundle and the Brightest Glow Bundle. They work beautifully together.
  • The Gold and Vanilla Satin Edged Ribbon is soft. It moves easily where you want it.
  • With the gold foil accents in the Designer Series Paper, the gold in the ribbon, and the gold glimmer paper, this card sparkles and shimmers.
  • Although this card looks complicated, once you cut the layers and decorate the tree, it comes together quickly.
  • Click on the button below to download and print the PDF.

A card is never complete without a little something on the inside. I added a sentiment and a little sparkle to the inside today.

The Lights Aglow Product Suite will most definitely answer all your holiday crafting needs.

So, cut some amazing Designer Series Paper, add lots of gold Glimmer, a star or two and create something that glows bright!

… the only limitation is your imagination!

 

Today’s Product Details

 

 

STAMPIN’ UP! NOTES & NEWS 

  • The Pool Party and Soft Sea Foam Notes And Envelopes and the Tree Lot Dies from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure are no longer available.
  • Stampin’ Up! has made more products available for FREE with a qualifying purchase so we all can continue to enjoy the benefits of Sale-A-Bration.
  • Click the flyer below for details.

 

DON’T FORGET TO SALE-A-BRATE NOW THROUGH AUGUST 31ST

 

 

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Sale-A-Brate A Wonderful World

There’s only a few weeks left to Sale-A-Brate. Today, I’m showcasing the Wonderful World stamp set and the Wonderful World Designer Series Paper. They’re both featured in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure as a Bundle and are FREE with a $100 product purchase.

The simple layout of my card today is quick and easy to cut and put together. You can switch up the design and add your own patterned paper, stamped image and sentiment. So let’s get started!

Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

  • Cut a standard A-2 Basic White card base cut at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. Score at 4 1/4″.
  • The large Orchid Oasis mat layer is 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.
  • The patterned paper layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • The Orchid Oasis center layer is 4 1/8″ x 2 7/8″.
  • The Basic White top layer is slightly smaller. It’s 4″ x 2 3/4″.
  • I used the Color & Contour stamp set for all the sentiment and ink splatter image.
  • I colored the flower with Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry ink, along with two sponge daubers.
  • This is a quick and easy way to color a stamped image. I “daubed” the flower with Rich Razzleberry ink, and shaded the leaves with another “dauber” and Old Olive ink.
  • I stamped the sentiment and ink splatter with Orchid Oasis ink.
  • Attach the cut cardstock layers as shown with your favorite adhesive.

A Few Design Tips

  • If you cut the bottom offset layer slightly larger than the top, you’ll be able to angle your layers more evenly. It works!
  • Using a dark, thin layer under the patterned paper layer gives the patterned paper some dimension.

The cardstock color for the original version of this card is Starry Sky. I saw Starry Sky in the Designer Series Paper, as well so I thought that would be a good layer color. You can decide which you prefer. I like both.

So, cut some layers, add a pretty patterned paper layer, stamp an image and a sentiment and create something thoughtful!

… the only limitation is your imagination!

 

Today’s Product Details

 

STAMPIN’ UP! NOTES & NEWS 

  • The Pool Party and Soft Sea Foam Notes And Envelopes and the Tree Lot Dies from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure are no longer available.
  • Stampin’ Up! has made more products available for FREE with a qualifying purchase so we all can continue to enjoy the benefits of Sale-A-Bration.
  • Click the flyer below for details.

 

DON’T FORGET TO SALE-A-BRATE NOW THROUGH AUGUST 31ST

 

 

A FREE GIFT FROM ME

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