Oct 02 2017

Painted Harvest Sympathy

YEAH!  It’s October!  This is a LONG post to get you updated!  Stampin’ Up! has a couple GREAT specials going on, so make sure to take advantage!

 

First one is the World Card Making Day – 15% off select stamp sets!

Save on theses select items from October 1-10th!

 

FAST FUSE IS SOLD OUT!  WILL BE OFFERED AGAIN WHEN STOCK IS REPLENISHED!


 

Second is the Designer Paper Sale – Buy 3, get the 4th free!  Time to stock up!  I just ordered my Be Merry Designer Paper for my Christmas cards this year!

 

 


As a BONUS!  Place a $50 order from my ONLINE STORE and get a FREE package of Black Rhinestone Jewels sent to you as a gift from me!  They are SO fun to use as an accent on your projects and cards!  Please make sure you indicated “Contact” during your check-out process so I have your address to mail it!

 

 

 


 

We sadly had a neighbor pass away unexpectedly a couple weeks ago.  I pulled out the Painted Harvest to make a sympathy card for them.  I think this is one of my favorite cards I’ve made with this set.

 

 

Here is the inside and the envelope was decorated the same.

 

 

The details:

 

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Crushed Curry cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Cajun Craze was added to the base card.
  • On the 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Whisper White, the background flower from Painted Harvest stamp set was stamped twice on the left side with Crushed Curry Ink, then the second step flower image stamped with Cajun Craze on top.
  • The centers of the flowers were filled with Early Espresso Ink.
  • The fern leaves were stamped with Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz to fill in the background, the the speckle stamp with Early Espresso Ink randomly.
  • Another flower was stamped the same on scrap Whisper White, then hand-cut and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Two of the leaf trios were stamped with Garden Green, then punched with the Leaf Punch and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The greeting from Rose Wonder stamp set was stamped with Early Espresso Ink.
  • The flower and leaves were stamped on a 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Whisper White on the right side and the inside greeting from Rose Wonder stamp set with Early Espresso Ink.

 

I just felt this was a perfect set to use for this sad occasion.

 


Now…it’s time to sign up!  Our Create with Connie and Mary OCTOBER 2017 MINI SESSION is coming soon!

We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE Be Merry Kit Bonus project when you purchase October & November together!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary!

 


Sep 19 2017

Painted Harvest again

I showed you a Painted Harvest card a couple weeks ago and said that I had done two more cards very similar to it with a little different layout.   Here it is again:

Here’s the second one that I did.

 

And here is the third one:

 

Same colors, same designer paper, just a little different layout to make subtle changes in the cards.  Here are the details again for all three.

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pumpkin Pie Cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded to form the base card.
  • Two 1 x 4 pieces of Painted Autumn Designer Paper were added to each side of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Very Vanilla cardstock.
  • A 1/2 x 5 strip of the coordinating Espresso pattern DSP was added across the top section.
  • One sunflower was directly stamped on the Very Vanilla cardstock layer with Crushed Curry Ink for the solid background and Pumpkin Pie for the top layer.  Early Espresso Ink was stamped off for the center of the flower, the the dotted image was full-strength.
  • A second flower was stamped the same on scrap Very Vanilla cardstock, then hand-cut and popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The leaves background was stamped off Garden Green, then the veins were full-strength Garden Green Ink.  They were punched with the Leaf Punch and tucked under the popped-up flower.
  • The thankful greeting was stamped with Early Espresso Ink on scrap Very Vanilla, then punched with the Everyday Label Punch and sponged around the edges with Pumpkin Pie Ink and tucked under the sunflower.
  • Some Linen Thread was double tied in a bow and added to the sunflower with a Mini Glue Dot.

 

I had fun creating these for some special people!  Hope you enjoy them!  Do you have a favorite?

 

The brand new SEPTEMBER Mini Session is NOW OPEN! We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project when you purchase August & September together!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary!

 

 

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Sep 11 2017

Painted Harvest Note Cube

Today’s the day! 

The Create with Connie and Mary September 2017

Mini Session is NOW OPEN! 

 

We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project when you purchase August & September together!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary!

 

To celebrate, I made a little 3D project using my favorite set right now, Painted Harvest.  I have a lot of these little 3×3 Note Cubes and they make a special little gift when I need something quick!  I usually will tie a matching stamped pen on top…but right now the pens are downstairs and since my knee surgery, I try to limit the number of times I go up and down the steps each day.  On Friday, I did get released from the doctor to drive!  Hard to believe it has been a month!

 

Here’s a view from the top:

 

 

  • The two-step sunflowers from Painted Harvest were first stamped with the background image in Crushed Curry Ink, then the top layer stamped with Pumpkin Pie Ink.
  • The centers and the dots in the centers were stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink.
  • The two step eaves were stamped with the solid image in Lemon Lime Twist Ink and the veins with Garden Green Ink.
  • To fill in a little, the dots were randomly stamped with Lemon Lime Twist Ink in the open spaces.
  • Some Crushed Curry Mini Woven Ribbon was wrapped around and tied in a bow at the top.
  • The “Gather Together & Give Thanks” greeting from Painted Harvest was stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink on the top page.

 

OK…don’t forget…it’s not too late to join us over on Create with Connie and Mary for some great new projects featuring stamps and bundles in the Holiday Catalog!

 

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Sep 09 2017

Saturday Blog Hop – Favorite Holiday Catalog product

It’s Saturday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Blog Hop! Our design team theme is featuring our “Favorite Holiday Catalog Product” this week! You KNOW that is hard, right?  SOOO many great items in the holiday catalog, it was SO hard to just choose one.  So, I went with my first instinct (and probably everyone else will, too!) and used Painted Harvest.  It is the first set that I knew I absolutely would be purchasing.

 

I ended up doing a series of three with this layout…I’ll show off the other two versions next week, so make sure to stop by…

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Pumpkin Pie Cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded to form the base card.
  • Two 1 x 4 pieces of Painted Autumn Designer Paper were added to each side of the 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Very Vanilla cardstock.
  • A 1/2 x 5 strip of the coordinating Espresso pattern DSP was added across the top section.
  • One sunflower was directly stamped on the Very Vanilla cardstock layer with Crushed Curry Ink for the solid background and Pumpkin Pie for the top layer.  Early Espresso Ink was stamped off for the center of the flower, the the dotted image was full-strength.
  • A second flower was stamped the same on scrap Very Vanilla cardstock, then hand-cut and popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The leaves background was stamped off Garden Green, then the veins were full-strength Garden Green Ink.  They were punched with the Leaf Punch and tucked under the popped-up flower.
  • The thankful greeting was stamped with Early Espresso Ink on scrap Very Vanilla, then punched with the Everyday Label Punch and sponged around the edges with Pumpkin Pie Ink and tucked under the sunflower.
  • Some Linen Thread was double tied in a bow and added to the sunflower with a Mini Glue Dot.

 

This set makes it SO easy to make nice looking cards!  As I said, I’ll show off the other two versions later next week! OK…check out what the rest of the Design Team did with their Favorite Holiday Catalog product theme on their cards by taking our Saturday Blog Hop! Next up is our Create website to find out more about our September Mini Session, then onto Mary Brown or go backwards to visit Melissa Davies!

 

 

The brand new SEPTEMBER Mini Session is COMING SOON! We are featuring products from the NEW HOLIDAY Catalog! Check out the FREE 3D Bonus project when you purchase August & September together!

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online. All for only $8.95 US!

See details at Create with Connie and Mary!

 

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Aug 31 2017

CCMC473 Painted Harvest

I’m thinking everyone is in love with the new Painted Harvest stamp set that will be available TOMORROW in the Holiday Catalog!  SO many pretty cards done with it!  The color combination for our Create with Connie and Mary inspired the look of my card…stepping away from sunflowers into blue flowers!  LOVE how it turned out!

 

 

Here’s my card.  I did double flowers for more dimension!

 

 

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Dapper Denim, scored at 4-1/4 and folded to form base card.
  • On the 4 x 5-1/4 layer, I stamped the flower three times, first with the background image stamped off, then the top image full strength with Dapper Denim ink.
  • Three flowers were stamped again the same way (stamp off, the full strength) on scrap Whisper White, then cut along the inside layer of petals.  The centers are done with Soft Suede Ink, then the speckle stamp added on top.  Some random leaves were stamped with Pear Pizzazz Ink in the background.  I added the cut flowers on top of the backgroud flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A few more leaves were stamped with Pear Pizzazz Ink (stamp off for background, full strength for veins), then punched with the Leaf Punch and tucked around the flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Some Linen Thread was wrapped around three times and adhered in the back.
  • The greeting was stamped with Dapper Denim on Soft Suede cardstock, punched with the new Everyday Label Punch and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A little Clear Wink of Stella on the centers gives the flowers a little sparkle!

SOOOO pretty!!!  Check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!

 

 

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