GDP #007 – Harvest Blessings

The challenge at the Global Design Project this week is a theme challenge. I do love all things country and “farmy” but that love really has not translated into my stamp collection yet.  However, I strayed a little from Stampin’ Up! recently and purchased a stamp and die set from My Favorite Things called Harvest Mouse.  I saw a few samples using this adorable set and could not resist. I also recently started collecting Copic Markers since…

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PPA 272 – They’re Watching You

The challenge this week at Pals Paper Arts is a simple enough looking sketch.  However, sometimes these present the biggest challenge! Since I haven’t made many Halloween projects yet and I have purchased a few Halloween stamp sets, I figured I should put some to work. The stamp set is Among the Branches from the Holiday catalog.  This set is a little surprising.  It has 13 photopolymer stamps that cover Fall, Halloween and Christmas and…

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Fall Wreath Pillow Box – GDP 004

Today’s project is my submission to the Global Design Project’s weekly challenge. The challenge this week was to CASE the Artist. Louise Sharpe created this beautiful card that we are inspired by. I haven’t used the new Pillow Box Die that is offered in the Holiday Catalog yet and was anxious to make a project with it. As you can see, I used the same stamp set that Louise used on her card. The pillow…

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Acorny Hello

Happy Sunday.  It is a typical fall day here in PA…a little cloudy and cool.  Definitely sweater weather today, which I love!  I am having a good time stamping with the Acorny Thank You stamp set, although this is not a thank you note.  I have several older aunts, who are in assisted living facilities and I love to send them several cards a month in between my visits.  This is one I will be sending just to say hello.

               Watermarked Photo 3 (2015-09-27-1652)

This card came together very quickly using the Acorn Builder Punch along with the stamp set.  This is available in a bundle which is always a good value.  The card base is Crumb Cake layered with a piece of DSP from the Into the Woods Designer Series Paper. I cut the circle using the Circles Collection Dies.  Then cut a frame using the same die along with the next larger one in Old Olive cardstock.  The Hello sentiment is from the Perfect Pennants stamp set.

Watermarked Photo 1 (2015-09-27-1651)

The acorns were punched out using Sahara Sand and Chocolate Chip cardstock and embossed  with a couple of retired embossing folders to give the acorns a little texture and “tied” together with Pumpkin Pie cotton ribbon. By adhering the little cluster of acorns in the center of the circle, it created a 3D effect while also embellishing the inside of the card.

Watermarked Photo 2 (2015-09-27-1651)

To complete the card, the Crumb Cake envelope was lined with the same Designer Series Paper using the Envelope Liner Framelits.

Watermarked Photo 4 (2015-09-27-1652)

I hope you enjoyed this little Fall note of hello.  I think my aunts will enjoy these cards, too.  Thanks so much for visiting.  I always welcome your comments and would be most happy to answer any questions.




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