Hello Fall, It’s Pumpkin Spice Latte Season

Merry Cafe with Coffee Cup Framelits, Seasonal Layers

Stampin’ Up! and Fall go together like Pumpkin Spice and Latte… Perfectly!

This card features a stamp set, Merry Cafe, that’s designed to coordinate with the Coffee Cafe bundle and offers some seasonal options for those coffee lovers in your life.

I started with a stamped burlap background, positioned diagonally on the card so that it looks like a table cloth or place mat.

The little stamped leaves on the cup are from Merry Cafe and I stamped them very similarly to the sample in the holiday catalog.

This stamp set includes Halloween, fall & winter accents and verses, making this set a fabulous addition to the Coffee Cafe Bundle available in Stampin’ Up’s Annual Catalog.

Finally, the large leaves are from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and are cut out of Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze.

Until very recently, I was not feeling ready for the Autumn season, but I think I’m finally there.  We’ve had a hot, dry summer which I truly enjoyed, but the cool, crisp air of Fall will be a welcome change.

Hello Fall! It’s pumpkin spice latte season!


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Happy Birthday Deer from Card Front Builder Dies

Happy Birthday Deer with Card Front Builder Framelits, by Krista Thomas

I live in one of the most beautiful places on earth, in western Oregon,  and right now much of my state is on fire.  We have luscious forests here, but after a hot dry summer, all it takes is a lightening strike, a careless person with a cigarette or a thoughtless teenager with some fireworks, and it all goes up in flames.

My card today reflects my love for Oregon and the beauty that surrounds all who live here.  Please pray for our brave and tireless firefighters and praise God for the rain that has recently started falling!

The new Card Front Builder Framelits, from the 2017 Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog, were used to make the trees and the deer.  I love it when a Christmas themed set of dies are useful year round.  Masculine cards are always needed, atleast in my family, where the guys definitely out-number the girls, so I’m sure I’ll be making a few more with this versatile set!

If you’d like to order any of the products used on this card, simply click on a thumbnail below and you’ll be taken to my Stampin’ Up store.

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Graceful Garden, A Rose for You

Graceful Garden with Petal Garden Designer Series Paper (DSP)

 

Hello everyone!  Today I’m sharing another card that was made during my Clean & Simple card classes earlier this month.  It features a gold-embossed rose from the Graceful Garden stamp set and is water colored with Calypso Coral and Old Olive.

The background paper is a 6 x 6 stack, called Petal Garden and the colors in it are just stunning!  You can order your package of it by clicking the product picture below.

Enjoy!

 


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Whale of a Tag

Whale, hello there!

That’s the punny saying on this cute card which was made with Message in a Bottle stamp set.

I have just returned from a family camping trip in beautiful Bandon Oregon, just steps from the Pacific Ocean, so this card seemed fitting.  I can’t say that I saw any whales on this trip, but I have in the past and it’s such a sight!

The wavy background was made with Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and then I accented with a few small pieces of Bundle of Love DSP.

Message in a Bottle, Stampin' Up

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Message in a Bottle

If I’ve told you once…

I’ve told you a thousand times…I love you!  That’s the message in these pretty bottles!

Message in a Bottle with Tree Rings, Stampin' Up!

I’ve mentioned before that the colors in Coffee Break Designer Series Paper make me happy and really speak to me, so it seemed perfectly natural when I reached for it to make this project.  My card today features a stamp set called Message in a Bottle and I chose to make a background using the Tree Rings stamp.

I took my color cues from the designer paper and stamped three bottles, alternating between Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso.  I used some Glitter Enamel Dots (#144200) as an accent which added a bit of glam to this otherwise “earthy” card.  Those enamel dots are so much prettier in real life and they really do sparkle!

We often go camping on the Oregon coast and have taken many walks on the beach.  To date I have never found a bottle with a message in it, but I always keep my eyes open for the possibility!  One never knows…

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Coffee Makes Me Happy!

I can’t start my day without a cup of coffee.  Don’t even talk to me until I’ve had a cup!  It took my husband a long time to learn this and while he now knows it, he sure doesn’t understand it.  He has joked that I should just hook up to an I-V filled with coffee!  Nope, it’s the flavor and smell that I love…an I-V won’t work!

Coffee Cafe Bundle, Foil Frenzy and Bundle of Love DSP

This coffee card features a background of the lovely Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper, and yes, those are metallic polka dots in Soft Sky!  It’s so much prettier in real life!  There are three other foil colors in this pack besides the Soft Sky…there’s Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Tangerine Tango.  All are simply gor-ge-ous!!

Then I used a piece of Bundle in Love Designer Series Paper behind the coffee cup.  The words are stamped in Crumb Cake ink on Very Vanilla card stock and then I pieced in the three words that are stamped with Early Espresso ink on Soft Sky card stock.

If you love coffee the way that I do, you’ve might need the Coffee Cafe Bundle so that you can make your own coffee cards.  I see myself buying a lot of coffee stand gift cards in the future as a great way to say “thank you”, complete with a hand-made card!

Order your own bundle today by clicking on the product picture below and you’ll be taken to my Stampin’ Up store.

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Coffee Cafe in Gold

Coffee is golden when you pair Stampin’ Up’s Coffee Cafe Bundle with the new Bundle of Love Designer Series Paper!  Each sheet of this beautiful paper has one side that is gold embossed and it’s just gorgeous!  The opposite sides of each sheet are patterns in either Soft Sky or Blushing Bride.

Coffee Cafe with Bundle of Love Designer Series Paper

Coffee Cafe with Bundle of Love Designer Series Paper

I hope you’ve enjoyed my golden coffee card today!  If you need any of the products to make your own card, feel free to click on one of the pictures below and you’ll be transported to my Stampin’ Up store.

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Wood Crate with Coffee Cafe

 

Coffee Cafe and pop up Wood Crate

 

My life is full of coffee lovers (including myself!), so I had to order the Coffee Cafe Bundle (#145331 ) as soon as it was available. I also had to have the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper because the colors in it really speak to me and I just fell in love with it at first glance!

Wood Crate with Coffee Cafe

The inside of this card is where the magic happens.  I made a crate using the new Wood Crate Framelit (#143730), stamping it with Hardwood (#133035), cutting out the bottom sections of the crate before assembling and then adhering it to the inside of the card.  It folds flat when you close the card and is put together similarly to the “card in a box” technique which became popular over the past couple of years.

I glued a section of a punched circle next to the crate and used it as a pocket for a gift card.

3D Wood crate inside coffee card

Here’s another picture.  The images inside the crate are cut from the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper (#144155).

Coffee crate 3D card with Coffee Cafe and Wood Crate Framelit

I hope you like this card and will find time to make your own!  If you need any of the products, just click on one of the pictures below which will take you to my Stampin’ Up store.
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You, My Friend, are Priceless!

Another “hidden gem” (no pun intended!)

Today I’d like to share another “hidden gem” in the 2016-17 Stampin’ Up annual catalog.  It’s the You’re Priceless stamp set which is all about gems, diamonds and everything bling.  What’s cool about this set, is that the diamond shape can be cut out with a die from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.  There are two coordinating dies, the diamond outline and the faceted detail diamond.  On this card I only used the outline to cut out the stamped image, but I’ll soon be showing how beautiful the two work together (come back for my next post!).

The Naturally Eclectic designer series paper is what really pulls this card together, with it’s vibrant colors and gems of all shapes & sizes.

You, my friend, are priceless…

 

Priceless Eclectic Diamond by Krista Thomas, www.regalstamping.com

Currently I am fighting a summer cold that seems to be going around.  My friend Vicki just stopped by with some essential oils for me to use, in hopes of kicking this cold to the curb.  She is always thinking of others and I am so blessed to have her as a friend.  So my dear friend, this card says it all…you’re priceless!

Please come back for my next post where I’ll show you how the two diamond dies work together.  You can sign up to receive my posts by email, then you’ll never miss another one.

All of the products used are listed below and can be ordered simply by clicking on the thumbnail picture below which will take you to my Stampin’ Up store.

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Open Me Already, Clean & Simple

Open Me Already, Balloon Adventures & Pop-Up Thinlits, Stampin' Up

If you’ve been following my blog lately, you already know that I am smitten with this Balloon Pop-Up Thinlit!  Since I discovered it late in the catalog cycle, I’m making up for lost time and using it a lot.  I just can’t get enough of it!

See the present on the front of the card?  It’s made with one of the little dies in the set.  It just cuts the bow and leaves the rest of the panel below it intact. So if you lay the die at the top of a 2″ wide strip, you get a gift that can be any length you desire.  Layer some designer paper on it and it looks like a present that anyone would love to tear into!

I kept this card pretty simple since it’s one of the projects we’ll be making in my Clean & Simple class.   The balloons are stamped directly on the white pop-up panel in Emerald Envy, Tangerine Tango and Pacific Point.

This fun bundle is only available while supplies last, up until May 31, 2017.  After that it’s gone for good…sniff, sniff…

Because the dies are 50% off (only $16.50) it’s cheaper to order them separately from the stamp set, NOT as a bundle.  Click on the product pictures below if you want to head over to my store and purchase them.  Don’t forget the Confetti Textured Embossing Folder which I used on the front of the card.  It’s also discounted to a cool $3.75, while supplies last.

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Card Base: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (Crushed Curry)
Pop-Up piece: 5 1/4″ x 8 1/4″ (Whisper White)
Front Panel: 5 1/4″ x 4 ” (Whisper White)
Gift Piece: 3 1/2″ x 2″ (Tangerine Tango) and then die-cut
Patterned piece: 1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (Party Animal DSP)
Banner: 1″ x 3 3/4″ (Emerald Envy) & punched with Banner Triple punch

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