Monday, September 25, 2017

Copper Frames For You

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Within my stampin' group- The Pretty Pals under 
our fearless leader Mary Fish- we have a
weekly challenge on Facebook.
This week we have a photo for inspiration.
Just look at all the inspiration- I see white, copper 
and even some Wisteria Wonder or Smoky Slate
(however, I see purple in everything!)
I love the shapes and the textures plus the bling in 
this inspirational photo.

I decided to let the white, copper and shapes
inspire me for this card.  I even include some texture with my 
Softly Falling emboss folder. I ran a piece of Whisper White through 
one direction and then turned and ran again.
Yes, you can run it more than once for a full effect.
I then layered two sizes of copper foil frame I cut 
using the Layering Squares framelits dies.
I had two extra copper leaves on my desk from class last week
so they were a perfect addition.
I finished the card off by heat embossing the sentiment
from Colorful Seasons in copper emboss powder.
I hope your are inspired to create this week and 
thanks for stopping by.

Stamp set: Colorful Seasons,
Ink: VesaMark
Paper: copper foil and Whisper White
Seasonal Layers thinlits dies,
Layering Squares framelits dies,
Softly Falling emboss folder,
Copper emboss powder, heat tool

Sunday, September 24, 2017

TTTC016 Copper Leaf

Playing the top row across for Metallic , Glow, Autumn Colors.
The metallic is the copper leaf laid over the rock and roll 
leaf-both cut from the Seasonal Layers thinlits dies.
For the glow, I stamped the leaf on Very Vanilla in Pumpkin
Pie and rocked it in Cajun Craze before laying the copper one on top.
I ran some clear wink of stella over it for some shine, too.
I think it is glowing a bit!
I stamped the sentiment in Fresh Fig on the stitched shapes.
I ran the background Tangerine Tango with the Brick Wall emboss folder then
layered on a piece of Crushed Curry before placing on the Fresh Fig base.
I finished it off with some copper trim and a bow I had already laying on my desk.
I hope you can play along at
today and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Colorful Seasons
Ink: Fresh Fig, Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Copper foil, Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango,
Fresh Fig, Crushed Curry
Seasonal Layers thinlits dies, Stitched Shapes framelits dies, copper trim,
Brick Wall enboss folder

Saturday, September 23, 2017

FMS306 Life and Leaves

I had some left over pieces from my card classes this week so 
put them to good use for the sketch challenge.
I used a Very Vanilla base and layered a piece of Tangerine Tango
embossed with the Layered Leaves 3D emboss folder. 
The lovely Painted Autumn DSP strips were layered on the background-
don't you love the color mix in that paper?
I stamped on a Very Vanilla stitched square in Cajun Craze.
For the small leaf, I stamped in Pumpkin Pie and then rocked 
the leaf in Cajun Craze.  Love the effect. Quick card but full of colors!
Hope you can play along with the great sketch challenge this week over at

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend!

Stamp set: Colorful Seasons
Ink: Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango, Painted Autumn DSP
Stitched Shapes framelits dies, Layered Leaves 3D emboss folder,
Seasonal Layers thinlits dies    

Friday, September 22, 2017

GDP105 Hello Friend

I wanted to go simple for this color challenge.
I cut a piece of Whisper White for my background. and stamped the D size
block inked in Lemon Lime Twist right onto the paper.
I then stamped on white my leaves. The big one was stamped 
in Peekaboo Peach and rocked in Tangerine Tango.
I stamped the next smallest in Peach and the smallest
in Tango. I "tied" them together by placing a piece of copper trim for a bow.
I stamped the sentiment from Wood Words in Tango underneath.
This was layered onto a Tangerine Tango base making for a clean and simple card.

Hope you can play along with the color challenge this week
over at

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend!

Stamp sets: Vintage Leaves, Wood Words
Ink: Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Lemon Lime Twist
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
copper trim, Leaflets framelits dies

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fall Inspired Boxes for Card Classes

These are sweet boxes for my guest to carry their cards home
from card classes this week. 
I used some retired card stock and designer series paper from last fall.
I also used some retired gold stitched ribbon.
These are from 
She designed these boxes to hold emboss folders or some dies.
I used a piece of 8 1/4" x 11" piece of card stock
scored on long side at 5 1/4" and 7"
and score on short side at 1 3/4" and 6 1/2".  Cut the flaps and 
it is easy to assemble!

Hope you enjoy your Thursday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

FabFri121 Thank You Deer!

I have designed from the sketch a thank you card 
for a special (male) friend.  
This is my first card with the Merry Patterns set 
which you can earn for free until the end of October 
with a 300.00 order. 
I started with the lovely Christmas Around the World DSP--love this plaid!
I saw gold in it so used gold emboss powder for my Merry Patterns deer.
I heat embossed the deer and snipped him out.
 Not a great fussy cut job but works.
I added him onto a white circle and then a gold foil scallop circle.
I looked through lots of thank you stamps and settles on this one 
and the matching punch.  This thank you 
sentiment is from Thoughtful Banners with a matching banner
stamp to the punch.  The punch is the Duet Banner punch.
All this was layered on a Basic Black base and I love how it turned out!

Hope you can play along this week with the sketch challenge over at 

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed Wednesday!

Stamp sets: Merry Patterns, Thoughtful Banners
Ink: VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Christmas Around the World DSP, Whisper White,
Basic Black, gold foil
gold emboss powder, heat tool, Layering Circle framelits dies,
Duet Banner punch

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

TTTC015 Thankful Sunflowers II

I went with the middle row across-Floral, Yellow, Punch.
Floral and Yellow sunflowers (actually two yellows) and leaf punch. 

I did stamp the sunflowers and leaves on a piece 
of Very Vanilla and attached to a piece of Garden Green and then 
another piece of Very Vanilla for the base.  
Actually, a piece of thick Very Vanilla which is more sturdy.
The sunflowers are in Daffodil Delight then Crushed Curry on top.
I stamped the centers with Soft Suede and the the leaves with Garden Green.
I stamped the leaves punched out in Garden Green and Soft Suede on Very Vanilla.
I added them behind my sentiment and burlap ribbon.

Play it today:
Thanks for stopping by and  have a lovely Tuesday!

Stamp set: Painted Harvest
Ink: Garden Green, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight,
Crushed Curry
Paper: Garden Green, Very Vanilla
Burlap ribbon, Triple Banner punch, leaf punch