I am ready for some cool weather. Fall is coming….even if the only hint of fall is that the stores have started to display all their autumn decorations. And of course I’ve been looking at the August-December Mini Catalog which is chock full of seasonal stamp sets, ribbons, embellishments and more….everything you need to make cards for Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and of course, Christmas.
This card is just one example. It has all the elements for fall….the colors – Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso….and the stamps! – acorns and leaves. The Stamp Set is called Beautiful Autumn and it coordinates “beautifully” with the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper
The three punches that come with the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set….if you purchase the bundle punch out the stamped images, but they also will also you punch out the metallic acorns and leaves in the Gilded Autumn Designer Series papers.
When I am making cards, often times I make several versions. I am always thinking….what if I tried this….or wonder what it would look like with different paper. So today I’m going to show you the other two versions of this same card that I made.
I used one of my clear stamping blocks to stamp the background and then I stamped the image in Early Espresso Ink. In the first cards I used colors that were in the striped papers – Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake and Cajun Craze. For the first “re-make” I decided to make the background stamp and leaves more neutral.
For the last cards, I decided that the entire card should be more neutral, so out went the piece of striped Designer Series Paper and in come a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock that I had embossed with the Tasteful Textiles Embossing folder.
And I also switched up the Cajun Craze twine for a piece of Linen Thread. Now it was truly neutral. I had a hard time deciding which card version I liked the best, so I posted a poll on my Facebook Page. Number 3 (the all neutral card) squeaked into first place.
If you would like to make this card, these are the supplies you will need to make the first card, however you can adjust the colors and paper/cardstock to make the version you like best.
Beautiful Autumn Bundle (Stamp Set & Autumn Punch Pack
Layering Squares Dies
Tasteful Textiles Embossing Folder (for card #3)
Early Espresso Cardstock – Cut 4 1/4″ x 11″: Score and fold at 5 1/2″ and cut a piece 4″ x 2 1/4″, plus a scrap to die cut three pieces using Layering Squares Dies
Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper – Cut 5 1/4″ x 4″
Very Vanilla Cardstock – Cut 4″ x 2″, plus a scrap to die cut three pieces using the Layering Square Dies
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron and Cajun Craze
Cajun Craze Twine
Adhesives: Stampin’ Seal and Dimensionals
Which one is your favorite?
If you like fall, autumn and all things that come with cool weather….like Halloween, Pumpkins, Fall leaves, then you will love Paper Pumpkin’s September Kit – Hello Pumpkin. September’s Kit has everything you need to create cracker box treat packages for friends and family. The paper is reversible and The stamp set is for multi-occasions, so you can make either fall themed or Halloween themed projects. And there are lots of die cuts, so you have twice as many options! The kit contains enough supplies for 20 cracker box treat packages. The colors are Bumblebee, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie.
You can order your Paper Pumpkin kit HERE The Deadline to order is September 10th!
The new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will be available to order on September 1st! As a Demonstrator, I was able to pre-order one during the month of August. It arrived on Monday….and I can’t say enough good things about it! It’s easy to use, easy, smooth sending the dies and embossing machine through the machine and best of all it folds up so it takes up a smaller footprint on my craft desk….leaving me more room to create! There are also easy instructions right on the base plate of how to make the “sandwiches” for both die cutting and embossing. Plus all the plates are numbered, so there is no confusion of what to use! You can find it in the Annual Catalog on pages 170-172. Presently only the larger Stampin’ Cut & Emboss is available. The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss is not available yet….but it’s coming in the next few months!IF YOU NEED SUPPLIES SO YOU CAN MAKE TODAY’S PROJECT or any other crafting project, please click HERE and you’ll be taken to my online Stampin’ Up! Site where you can look at all the products online and purchase what you need. If you do not already have a demonstrator, I would be honored to be yours! If your order is less than $150, please use my AUGUST Host Code: QTYPTEBZ and choose me as your Demonstrator when prompted.If you place an order of $50 or more and use my Host Code during the month of August. I will send you a small gift as a thank you from me!If your order is $150 or more, please do NOT use the Host Code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards of your own. Rewards start at $15 worth of free products of your choice. Don’t forget to choose me as your demonstrator during check-out so you can receive your gift from me!Need Help Placing an Order? please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to assist you!Just want to know what I used today? Click on any item and it will take you to my Stampin’ Up Online Site where you can purchase these items or get more product information. Product List