Autumn Flora for MMM # 184

Welcome to the Make My Monday #184 two-week challenge!  Our host this week is also our fearless leader, Caz.  She chose autumn flora or fauna, of which I chose autumn flora.  When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to get inspired by the rest of the design team.  I’d love to see what you create posted in our gallery.  In the meantime stay safe and craft on.  

Here’s my autumn flora card:

 

Once again, I used the Fond of Autumn bundle of a stamp set and coordinating dies.  I usually need to make about 25 Thanksgiving cards and this year is no different.  Even though I usually create individual cards for everyone, this year I will be creating eight of each of the cards I’ve already created., including this one.  You can see my other cards using this bundle here and here.  

One of the reasons I love this bundle is because of the versatile dies for the large stamp!  The first die for the large stamp will crop the whole image at once.  However, the second die really steals the show, and I used it on this card.  The second die will crop the image into four separate pieces, as shown below:

 

Measurements:

  • The Old Olive base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 to create a tent fold card.
  • I used two of the deckled rectangle dies; one for the Crushed Curry DSP (designer series paper) layer and one for the Crumb Cake DSP layer. Both of these deckled rectangles were outlined using the Soft Suede marker.
  • I also trimmed a piece of the Crumb Cake DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. At this point, I also punched a 1 inch circle from the Crushed Curry layer for the envelope seal. The punched seal is behind the Crumb Cake DSP, so no one will be the wiser.
  • I cropped the white cardstock for the inside of the card to 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • That’s it for the measurements.

Stamping, Cropping, and Coloring:

  • First, I stamped the large floral image twice using my Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad. Positioned carefully, you can get both stamped images on one piece of 4-1/4 by 5-1/2 inch piece of cardstock. In addition, I stamped the single flower and single acorn from the stamp set on either bottom corner of the inside of the card.
  • I cropped one of them using the whole outline die. I cropped the second one using the four part die and colored just this one.
  • The blends I used were the combos for the following colors:
    • Mossy Meadow for the oak leaves
    • Old Olive for the smaller leaves
    • Pumpkin Pie for the berry-looking parts
    • Bumblebee (retired) for the petals of the flowers
    • Crumb Cake for the inside of the flowers and the bottom of the acorns
    • Soft Suede for the tops of the acorns.
  • I used my Blackberry Bliss marker for the seeds surrounding the center of the flowers.
  • I stamped the outside sentiment, which comes from a retired stamp set, in Soft Suede and cropped it using a die from Stylish Shapes.
  • The inside sentiment, Autumn Wishes, comes from the Fond of Autumn stamp set.
  • I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the inside cardstock, and both of the deckled rectangle layers. Then, I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the uncolored large stamp to the Crumb Cake cardstock. This allowed me to perfectly align the 4 pieces of the cropped colored stamped image. I used dimensionals under the colored image and under the sentiment banner, which I outlined with my Pumpkin Pie marker.
  • Finally, I tied a bunny ears bow and used a glue dot to adhere it on the left of the sentiment.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Thank you very much for stopping by my blog today.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

 

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Autumn Wishes for the September InKing Royalty Blog Hop

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s September Blog Hop! This month’s blog hop is dedicated to leaves. As the weather begins to cool, the leaves begin to change colors and fall from the trees. We are excited to share our creations and hope you love them! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Here’s my leafy card:

 

The Fond of Autumn bundle made creating this card super quick!

 

Measurements:

  • The Cajun Craze base measures 4-1/4 by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent fold card.
  • I also trimmed a piece of Cajun Craze to 4 by 5-1/4 inches for the background of the card.
  • The white cardstock panel on the inside also measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • The last measurement is for the envelope flap. I used a piece of Old Olive 6 x 6 inch DSP trimmed to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches.

Stamping, and Heat Embossing:

  • First, I used the large floral/leaf/acorn stamp and Cajun Craze ink to create the background design on the Cajun Craze panel. Since I knew the very center of the panel would be covered, I just worked my way around the outside of the panel. I did rotate the stamp so that the pattern would appear more random..
  • Then, I used the Cajun Craze marker to outline the panel and added dimensionals to the back of the panel. I also stamped the bottom of the inside white cardstock panel and the bottom of the front of the envelope. Using a piece of scrap white cardstock, I stamped a small section of the leaves and punched out a 1-inch circle for the envelope seal.
  • I wanted/needed this to be a Thanksgiving card, so I used a (retired) Happy Thanksgiving stamp in Soft Suede for the inside sentiment.
  • Using a Versamark ink pad, I stamped the same floral/leaf/acorn stamp on white cardstock. In addition, I stamped three of the single leaves. Then, I added black embossing powder and heat set everything.
  • Coloring with the blends was a bit easier since the edges were all embossed. I used the Old Olive blends combo, as well as the Cajun Craze blends combo..
  • The acorn just peeks out under the sentiment, and I used the Crumb Cake blends combo for that acorn.

Cropping:

  • After I finished coloring, I used the detailed die from the bundle. This has to be one of my all-time favorite dies! Just look at the results, which come from another blog post, which you can see here.
  • For this card, I used the three pieces on the bottom of the first picture. In addition, I had three of the individually cropped leaves, to which I added dimensionals.
  • Next, I cropped the Soft Suede cardstock label using the Painted Labels die set.
  • I stamped the sentiment, from the Fond of Autumn stamp set, in Soft Suede and cropped it using a die from the Deckled Rectangles die set (another favorite). To ensure that the sentiment label would pop off the leaves, I outlined it with the Cajun Craze marker and added dimensionals.
  • Finally, I folded a length of linen thread in half and tied it in a bow. I added it to the Soft Suede cardstock label using a glue dot.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Back to the InKing Royalty Blog Hop:

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

 

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping <<— YOU ARE HERE
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  5. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  6. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
  7. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  8. Jessica Atchison at Stampin with the Atchisons
  9. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  10. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  11. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  12. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  13. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp

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Get a Little Distressed for Cardz 4 Guyz #302

Welcome to the latest Cardz 4 Guyz two-week challenge!  Our host, Jolanda, chose Get a Little Grungy for the theme.  When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see the cards from the rest of the design team.  I’d love to see you play along and join the gallery!

Here’s my card, for which I used the Rings of Love DSP:

 

 

This whole pack of DSP (designer series paper) is stunning!  It can be earned FREE with a qualifying $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration,  which runs through the end of the month.  At first, I really didn’t think I’d get it.  However, as soon as I saw cards created with these prints, I knew I had to have it!  Just look at the colors and prints in this paper:

RINGS OF LOVE 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

 

 

Measurements and Such:

This card came together so quickly and, I think, it falls under the easy-peasy category.

 

  • The Night of Navy base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The tree pattern DSP measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • Using the Deckled Rectangle dies, I cropped a piece of Night of Navy and DSP with the second and third largest dies.
  • I also trimmed a piece of the bird pattern DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. Then, I punched a 1 inch circle from the trees DSP pattern for the envelope seal.
  • The white inside panel is trimmed to 4 by 5-1/4 inches. I cropped the sentiment panel from a scrap of white cardstock., I stamped the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in Night of Navy. Then, I cropped it using one of the deckled rectangle dies.

Distressed Look:

  • I specifically used the deckled rectangle dies because 1.) I love them, and 2.) they would fit the theme of distressing.
  • In addition, I outlined all of the pieces on the front of the card using my Stamping Write Markers. I tried not to be careful so that the markers would wind up adding some distress to each piece. I used Soft Suede for the trees DSP. Then, I used Night of Navy for both the cardstock mat and the sentiment panel. Finally, I distressed the birds DSP using Crushed Curry.
  • Next, I adhered the trees DSP to the base and the birds DSP to the Night of Navy mat.
  • Then, I cut three lengths of linen thread and wrapped them around the Night of Navy mat and tied them in a square knot. Since the thread is thin, I was able to use multipurpose liquid glue to adhere it to the trees DSP. I purposely adhered that panel just a bit off-center.
  • I added mini-dimensionals to the back of the sentiment panel and adhered it to the card.
  • The three yellow dots were added to cover an “oops” on the sentiment panel. I didn’t notice the oops until I tried to take a picture, but I wound up with a smudge of blue ink on the sentiment.
  • Finally, I stamped the inside panel with another sentiment from Peaceful Moments: You shouldn’t have, but I am glad you did. I’ve learned the hard way that I need to stamp the sentiment before attaching the inside panel to the base of the card.
  • With that, I’d completed this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

 

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RINGED WITH NATURE BUNDLE (ENGLISH)

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