Harvest Blessing Duo

Good Monday to you!  Hope you had a nice weekend.  I had a great weekend spent stamping with a couple of my stamping “sisters”.

Today I have a set of cards created with Country Home stamp set and Come to Gather Designer Series Paper.  I’ve been combining the Country Home stamp set and the Come to Gather Suite of products quite a bit recently.  They really do compliment each other well. Both cards are basically laid out the same with a few little changes to each, so that they’re not exactly alike.

  • Each card starts with a A2 card base of Whisper White thick card stock.
  • Followed by a mat cut 1/8″ smaller of Pretty Peacock and Old Olive card stock.
  • The next layer is Whisper White card stock cut another 1/8″ smaller.  Glue this to the colored card stock but not to the card base just yet.
  • Using patterns from the Come to Gather DSP collection, I created a bottom border which measures 5 1/4″ x 1 1/2″.  Glue to the Whisper White panel.

  • For the center panel, I cut three panels from DSP, each measuring 1 1/2″ x 2 1/4″.
  • I then spaced them evenly and matted them on a piece of coordinating card stock.
  • Next, I cut around the evenly spaced panel to give a 1/8″ border.  It’s difficult to give an exact measurement, as it would depend on your panel spacing.  Each of my cards had different measurements.
  • Position and glue this panel so that it’s centered but just comes a little over the bottom DSP panel.
  • Wrap coordinating ribbon around the Whisper White panel so that the seam where both DSP panels meet is covered.
  • The sentiment is from the Country Home stamp set.
  • A few rhinestones from Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels add a bit of sparkle.

  • The inside sentiment is also from the Country Home stamp set.
  • The inside panel is embellished with a strip of card stock and DSP.

As much as I like the traditional Autumn colors, I really enjoyed creating Fall cards with these pretty non-traditional colors.


Last week to receive FREE Come to Gather tutorials…I will be sending out 3 free tutorials all this month featuring the Come to Gather suite from the Holiday Catalog for any order of $40 or more (after tax and shipping).  Each tutorial will include full color photos and clear step by step instructions for creating 3 very different cards using these products.  These tutorials will not appear on the blog and will only be available to those who place an order.  Along with the tutorials, I will be sending another completed card created with the Come to Gather Suite of products for you to keep or send. You can shop HERE on my online store.


I’ve also added a Hostess Code for you to use for the month of September: 3GRFQMTP

  • For any $50 – $149.99 orders (total before shipping and tax) please add Host Code
  • $150 or more order (total before shipping and tax) please DO NOT add the host  code.  You will automatically earn Stampin’ Rewards!
  • In addition, any order of $75 or more, will qualify for this month’s free gift from me.  September’s free gift is the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

One more week to take advantage of the B3G1 Designer Series Paper Promotion..

There’s still time to take advantage of the Designer Series Paper Buy 3 Get 1 Free offer.  From now until September 30th, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE!

If you’re not currently working with a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator,  I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the blog to go directly to my online store or email me at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Thanks very much for stopping by today and I hope you have a great day!

Take care,

Rosanne


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Brightly Gleaming Masculine Card

Happy Friday! Don’t you love those two words?  I’m excited to be spending the weekend with a couple of my stamping sisters. While I love to have a weekend with lots of time to stamp, having one stamping with friends is even better.

I took a little break from creating Fall projects (no leaves today!) and made a birthday card for my Son-in-Law, James.  He always enjoys the cards I send to him and my daughter, Elizabeth.  James is a suit and tie guy during the week, so I thought he would get a kick out of this card. I sent him the Very Vanilla shirt, which is more his style! I love that we can customize our cards this way.

I’m really pleased with the way they turned out.  However, I take no credit for the design.  I found the directions on Pinterest.  HERE’s the link to Kimberly’s website.

I wanted to incorporate some current Designer Series Paper and found the perfect pattern in the Brightly Gleaming DSP collection.  This collection is so pretty with lots of shimmer and shine for the holidays.  But definitely not just a holiday collection asthere are patterns that would work well for other occasions, too.

Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper
#150429 $14.50
Images © Stampin’ Up!

Here’s the Details…

Materials & Measurements

  • Pretty Peacock card base:  5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ top fold
  • Shirt – Very Vanilla card stock and DSP: cut at 4″ x 6 1/8″
  • Tie – Pretty Peacock card stock and DSP: cut at 4″ x 4″
  • The shirt pocket measure 3/4″ x 1″ with a 1/4″ x 3/4″ cuff
  • The handkerchief is just a piece of scrap from card stock and DSP

Assembly

  • I followed the directions HERE.  I found these directions very easy to follow.
  • I added a retired enamel dots to the collar.
  • Add a few mini glue dots underneath the collar to keep it down.

 

I’m really glad I found this tutorial and now have it in my file.  Not only is this card great for a masculine birthday but would be perfect for a job promotion, graduation card for someone starting their first job, or a new job.  It would also be fun finding different patterns to design the shirt and tie.


In anticipation of Fall…I will be sending out 3 free tutorials all this month featuring the Come to Gather suite from the Holiday Catalog for any order of $40 or more (after tax and shipping).  Each tutorial will include full color photos and clear step by step instructions for creating 3 very different cards using these products.  These tutorials will not appear on the blog and will only be available to those who place an order.  Along with the tutorials, I will be sending another completed card created with the Come to Gather Suite of products for you to keep or send. You can shop HERE on my online store.


I’ve also added a Hostess Code for you to use for the month of September: 3GRFQMTP

  • For any $50 – $149.99 orders (total before shipping and tax) please add Host Code
  • $150 or more order (total before shipping and tax) please DO NOT add the host  code.  You will automatically earn Stampin’ Rewards!
  • In addition, any order of $75 or more, will qualify for this month’s free gift from me.  September’s free gift is the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

 

There’s still time to take advantage of the Designer Series Paper Buy 3 Get 1 Free offer.  From now until September 30th, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE!

If you’re not currently working with a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator,  I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the blog to go directly to my online store or email me at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Thanks very much for stopping by today and I hope you have an enjoyable weekend!

Take care,

Rosanne

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Sharing a Smile with Daisy Lane

Did it work? Did today’s card make you smile?  I sure hope so!  I had such a good time and smiled all through making this cheerful card.

Here’s the Details…

Materials & Measurements

  • Real Red card base: 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
  • Crushed Curry card stock: 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8 and 5 1/4″ x 4 for the inside
  • Whisper White card stock: 5 1/4″ X 4 and 5″ x 3 3/4″ for the inside
  • Real Red, Crushed Curry, Old Olive 6 x 6 DSP: cut various sized strips.  I cut 1/2″ and 1/4″ strips
  • Real Red, Crushed Curry, Old Olive card stock for daisy and leaves

Assembly

  • Mat the card base with Crushed Curry and Whisper White panel.
  •  Arrange the vertical Gingham DSP strips and glue to the Whisper White panel.
  • Stamp the sentiment, from the Daisy Lane stamp set.
  • Line up the horizontal DSP strips under the stamped sentiment and glue.

  • Stamp 2 large daisies on Real Red card stock in Real Red ink and 2 on Crushed Curry card stock in Crushed Curry ink.  Punch with the Daisy Punch and the medium Daisy Punch.
  • Stamp 3 sets of leaves, from the Floral Essence stamp set onto Old Olive card stock in Old Olive ink and punch with the Leaf Punch.
  • Layer the daisies and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Tuck the leaves underneath the flower and add mini Dimensionals to secure.
  • The flower center is a retired enamel dot that I colored with a brown Sharpie.

  • Add few 1/4″ gingham strips to the left side of the Whisper White panel.
  • Stamp a sentiment.  I used one from the Varied Vases stamp set.

  • The envelope is embellished with additional 1/4″ strips of gingham.

I think the colors and the daisies really give off a sweet country vibe on this card.  After I finished this card, I immediately want to make more in different color combinations.  I haven’t yet but I know I will.  If you CASE this card in another color combo, I would love to see it.


In anticipation of Fall…I will be sending out 3 free tutorials all this month featuring the Come to Gather suite from the Holiday Catalog for any order of $40 or more (after tax and shipping).  Each tutorial will include full color photos and clear step by step instructions for creating 3 very different cards using these products.  These tutorials will not appear on the blog and will only be available to those who place an order.  Along with the tutorials, I will be sending another completed card created with the Come to Gather Suite of products for you to keep or send. You can shop HERE on my online store.


I’ve also added a Hostess Code for you to use for the month of September: 3GRFQMTP

  • For any $50 – $149.99 orders (total before shipping and tax) please add Host Code
  • $150 or more order (total before shipping and tax) please DO NOT add the host  code.  You will automatically earn Stampin’ Rewards!
  • In addition, any order of $75 or more, will qualify for this month’s free gift from me.  September’s free gift is the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

 

There’s still time to take advantage of the Designer Series Paper Buy 3 Get 1 Free offer.  From now until September 30th, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE!

If you’re not currently working with a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator,  I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the blog to go directly to my online store or email me at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Thanks very much for stopping by today.

Take care,

Rosanne

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Daisy Punch

$18.00

Leaf Punch

$16.00

Gather Together with Gathered Leaves Dies

Monday already!  I hope you had a relaxing weekend and are ready for another week ahead.  I have to admit that it’s been a bit of a rough start to the school year and I’m hoping things will settle down soon at the elementary school where I work.  However, I got a lot of stamping done this weekend, so I’m recharged for the week! Does stamping relax or recharge you, too?

If you’ve been following me recently, you’ve seen me use the Gather Together Bundle quite a bit.  I just can’t seem to get enough of the embossed leaves in the Gathered Leaves dies.  They’re just so perfect for Fall creating and I know I’ll be using them more this season.  Today’s card is similar to the one I did last week. I guess you can say that I CASED myself.  You can see that card HERE.

Here’s the Details…

Materials & Measurements

  • Whisper White Thick card base:  cut at 4 1/4″ x 11, scored at 5 1/2″ for a top fold
  • Come to Gather DSP: cut at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ for front panel, 3 3/4″ x 3/4″ for inside panel,
  • Basic Black card stock for Stitched frame, 5  1/4″ x 4″ for inside mat, 3 3/4″ x 1/4″ for inside
  • Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz and Cherry Cobbler card stock for leaves
  • Whisper White card stock: cut at 5″ x 3 3/4″ for inside sentiment

Assembly

  • Glue DSP to card base.
  • Using two dies from the Stitched Rectangles dies, cut a frame with Basic Black card stock and glue to the center of the DSP panel. Depending on the size and width of your frame will determine which size dies you use.
  • Stamp the sentiment in upper right hand corner of the framed area.  I stamped in Versa Fine Black Onyx ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

  •  Cut a variety of leaves from the Gathered Leaves dies and create a spray by arranging them in the lower left hand corner of the frame.
  • Adhere leaves with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The little branches were cut from Crumb Cake card stock using a die from the Flourish dies and glued underneath the leaves.
  • Color Rhinestone Basic Jewels with a Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend and adhere to the end of the branches.*

*I created this card a while ago and it just sat on my desk as I knew it needed a little more pizzazz and couldn’t quite figure out what.  I tried a few different things but nothing really excited me until I added this little bit of bling!

  • Lastly, using several strands of Linen Thread, tie a bow and adhere with a mini glue dot to the center of the spray.

  • I kept the inside simple with a sentiment from the Gather Together stamp set and a bit of DSP and a thin strip of Basic Black card stock.

  • An embellished envelope using a bit more card stock and DSP ties it all together.

I’m having such fun with the Come to Gather Suite of products.  So much so that I’ll be thinking outside the box to come up with some projects for occasions other than Fall and Thanksgiving.  Stay tuned…


If you’d like even more ideas using these products…I will be sending out 3 free tutorials all this month featuring the Come to Gather suite from the Holiday Catalog for any order of $40 or more (after tax and shipping).  Each tutorial will include full color photos and clear step by step instructions for creating 3 very different cards using these products.  These tutorials will not appear on the blog and will only be available to those who place an order.  Along with the tutorials, I will be sending another completed card created with the Come to Gather Suite of products for you to keep or send. You can shop HERE on my online store.


I’ve also added a Hostess Code for you to use for the month of September: 3GRFQMTP

  • For any $50 – $149.99 orders (total before shipping and tax) please add Host Code
  • $150 or more order (total before shipping and tax) please DO NOT add the host  code.  You will automatically earn Stampin’ Rewards!
  • In addition, any order of $75 or more, will qualify for this month’s free gift from me.  September’s free gift is the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

 

There’s still time to take advantage of the Designer Series Paper Buy 3 Get 1 Free offer.  From now until September 30th, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE!

If you’re not currently working with a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator,  I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the blog to go directly to my online store or email me at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Thanks very much for stopping by today,

Take care,

Rosanne

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