Friday, September 15, 2017

Some Eclectic Layers for #TTTC015

It's time for another Tic Tac Toe Challenge! These are fun, as you get to pick any three in a row and let your imagination go! Here is the board ~


...and I picked the bottom row this time ~ patterned paper, get well, and embossing. Here's my card ~


I did some simple layering on this one. The card base is your standard 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", scored at 4-1/4" in Emerald Envy.

I embossed a strip of 2-1/2" x 4-3/4" Soft Sky with the Quilt Top Textured Embossing Folder, then attached it to the base, debossed side up, with Fast Fuse.

The Eclectic DSP layer measures 2-1/4" x 4-1/4".

For the greeting, I went to Butterfly Basics and stamped it in Emerald Envy onto Whisper White cardstock. I used Layering Circles for the top two layers and Stitched Shapes for the Lemon Lime Twist layer. These are lifted up with Dimensionals.


I attached a Emerald Envy Crinkled Ribbon bow and a Soft Sky enamel heart (which barely shows in the picture!) to finish it off.

This went together very quickly, yet I think the colors in these papers are so pretty. They stand on their own to make the card quite special!  Hope you like it!

Check out the rest of the Tic Tac Toe Challenge entries HERE, and play along! I would love to encourage those of you who think you can't create original works to give this a try. You may be surprised at what you come up with. And it's a great feeling to know that you've made a one-of-a-kind work of art! OK, get to it! Have fun!!!


Stampin' Hugs,
Karen

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Pals Blog Hop ~ My Favorite Holiday



Welcome to the Pals September 2017 Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month our theme is “My Favorite Holiday”.  Sit back and enjoy the view while the Pals treat you with projects for the upcoming Autumn and Winter holidays.


Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

I love ALL the holidays, so picking one was difficult! I (of course) love Christmas with all the beautiful decorations and trimmings, not to mention the Reason for the season! But I also love another holiday that doesn't get as much attention as Christmas or even Halloween ~ and that is Thanksgiving. This holiday says "family" and "gathering together" and "giving thanks for all of our blessings" like no other. And the warm earthy colors please my senses. So, for my card today, I picked Thanksgiving!




I started by embossing a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock with the new Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I layered it on top of a Whisper White piece and attached it to a top-folding Crumb Cake card base with Dimensionals.

A 2-1/4" width of Wood Textures DSP created a little table for my basket to sit on. I cut a gold Foil Snowflake in half to use as a doily under the basket.




The basket comes from Basket of Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped it with Early Espresso ink onto another scrap of Wood Textures DSP and cut it out. Now for the fun part....

The Pick a Pumpkin Bundle comes with these fun images and even more fun thinlits dies.


Pick a Pumpkin Clear Mount Bundle #146025
Images © Stampin' Up!

I stamped the pumpkins, gourd, and leaves onto Whisper White cardstock using Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide ink pads. I have to credit and thank Amy Koenders for this color scheme. I loved her use of them so much, I had to CASE!

The teeny tiny sentiment comes in (you guessed it!) Teeny Tiny Wishes. And to tie in with the shiny gold table mat, I scattered tiny gold stickers from Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers and topped them with orange sequins.



I finished off the inside with some Washi Tape in Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist with a sentiment from Basket of Wishes.


This basket of fall goodness was fun to create! I love all of the different elements that Stampin' Up! provides to collage together a unique card for someone special. Happy Thanksgiving and many happy holidays to you!



You'll find my Product List at the bottom of this post. Each product picture is linked to my online store for your convenience.

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on October 11, 2017 for “Wicked Folds”. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We’d love to hear what you have to say about our Favorite Holiday.  Bye the way, what’s your favorite holiday?

Karen
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

I've Been Quilting!


Quilting has never been easier than this! With the Quilt Builder Framelits Dies, you can use any cardstock and Designer Series Paper to make a quilted card for any occasion.

Quilt Builder Framelits Dies #144673, Images © Stampin' Up!

My color choices were inspired by this pretty green Designer Series Paper called Painted Autumn.


My base card, quilt frame, and friend die cut are made from Old Olive cardstock. The top layer and white quilt sections are Very Vanilla. The light green quilt pieces are Lemon Lime Twist.

The Old Olive swirly cutout in the center was cropped with a thinlit die from Sunshine Wishes. I also used a Glitter Enamel Dot in the center. Do you love the way these greens go together? 


I cropped "friend" from the Lovely Words Thinlits and stamped that cute little branch of leaves from Carols of Christmas! The leaves are Lemon Lime Twist. I drew the Chocolate Chip stem and the Cherry Cobbler dots with my Stampin' Write Markers.

Another awesome by-product to this is that I have enough quilt cutouts to make three more cards that will be similar but different!

This set of framelits come bundled with the Christmas Quilt Stamp Set, which will be so fun to create Christmas cards with. But for now, I wanted more of a summer/fall card. Oh so versatile! And I love that :-)  Want to see more? Check out this video by Stampin' Up!




Happy Crafting!

Karen

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