Tuesday, November 10

Simple Falling Leaves

The foliage is at it's peak here in NC. The colors are radiant and plentiful. It's a gorgeous time of year. So in honor of that, I'm posting a couple of simple cards using the Falling Leaves set. I really like this set because of the images and it has a Thanksgiving greeting in it and I don't have anything for Thanksgiving.

The first card, on the left is done in Really Rust and Chocolate Chip. It has a piece of the Autumn Meadows DSP and some wide Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon. From the ribbon I hung a tag. The tag is made with a series of punches. First the image is punched out with the 3/4" circle punch and then layered on the 1 1/4" circle of Really Rust and then on a Chocolate Chip scallop circle. Lastly I stamped the tiny little acorn from the set in Really Rust and cut it out and mounted it in the middle of the tag with a dimensional. I hung the tag with copper cord.

The second card, on the right, is even simpler. Is is a Chocolate Chip card with a layer of Taken with Teal and then a layer of the Autumn Meadows DSP. I stamped two of the leaves from the set- one in Chocolate Chip and one in Taken with Teal and cut them out. Then I stamped the greeting in Chocolate Chip at an angle across the front and added the leaves with dimensions at the end of the greeting.

These are both 4 1/4" square cards and are perfect for quick fall greetings for friends and family.

Stamps: Falling Leaves
Ink: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal
Cardstock: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Punches, Copper Cord, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Dimensionals

Friday, November 6

Convention Digi-Scrap

Here we go with another digital scrapbook page using My Digital Scrapbook. Have I mentioned how much I really like this program? Yes, I guess so.

So this page has pictures from several of the Stampin' Up! conventions I've gone to with my great demonstrator friends. On this page, I've taken six pictures and put them in circle frames with the seventh picture being the spotlight in the middle-- with a little title added over top. Then I added a tag to each picture with embedded text. I added a few flowers and buttons on the right using a digital simply scrappin' kit and lastly, I used some designer paper for the background.

I'm sending these to the printer this afternoon and plan on having them "live" to show my club members this week.

I realize that it's hard to imagine how this works, but if you'd like a demo, just let me know. You'll be amazed how easy it is to make fabulous pages.

Wednesday, November 4

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Holiday Card Class-- Pt 4

I hope you've gotten some ideas from looking at the cards I did for the holiday card class. This is the fourth out of five. This card has a lot of BigShot items on it. The card itself is a 4 1/4" square made of Kraft cardstock. It has a layer of Real Red that I ran through the BigShot with the Plenty of Petals embossing folder after punching the edge with the scallop eyelet punch. There is also a strip of Soft Suede cardstock above the red piece and narrow ivory grosgrain ribbon around.

The tag is made from the Christmas Cocoa DSP and is made with the Merry Embosslit-- both from the Holiday Mini. After the tag is popped out with the BigShot I took a buffer to it which rubbed the brown paper off the top and the white middle shows. The trees come from the Merry Details embosslit in the mini and are in Real Red and Old Olive. Lastly, I stamped the word "Christmas" from the retired Everyday Flexible Phrases set and added it at the bottom of the tag. The tag was added to the card with dimensionals.

Set: Everyday Flexible Phrases
Ink: Basic Black
Cardstock: Kraft, Soft Suede, Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Christmas Cocoa DSP, Red Brad, Merry and Merry Details embosslits, Plenty of Petals Embossing Folder, BigShot, Buffer, Scallop Eyelet punch, Ivory Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Monday, November 2

Holiday Card Class-- Pt 3

This is the third of 5 cards we did last week at the Holiday Card Class. This card uses the Patterned Pines hostess set and the greeting comes from the Four the Holidays set.

For this card, I first stamped the red tree on Very Vanilla cardstock. then I masked it and stamped the other two smaller trees in Old Olive. I rounded two of the edges and layered on Chocolate Chip cardstock. Lastly I added the gold brads on top the trees. While I was at it, I stamped the Merry Christmas greeting at the bottom of the Old Olive card in Chocolate Chip.

Across the middle I added a corrugated strip of designer paper from the Merry Moments set and added a narrow red grosgrain ribbon on top. I layered the Old Olive card on a Chocolate Chip layer and that's it! Classic and pretty card.

Sets: Patterned Pines, Four the Holidays
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Merry Moments DSP, Gold Brads, Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Corner Rounder