Spicy Thanks…

Have I mentioned how much I love the new Holiday Mini Catalog? I’ve been so busy playing with all the new “stuff”, I haven’t posted!

 

This card features the yummy new Spice Cake Designer Series paper. I’m not one to normally get really excited about DSP. In fact, I make a lot of cards that don’t use any of it. However, this paper is gorgeous! It features one of my favorite IN Colors ever – Pool Party! Along with More Mustard and Soft Suede. What’s funny is that my normal “go-to colors”  do not include More Mustard or Soft Suede – but I LOVE them with this paper! This paper is definitely not just for fall! The patterns are lovely and make for beautiful cards, any time of the year.

Want to make this card? Attend one of my September stamp camps where this will be one of the projects! Email me for details.

Enjoy!

Ingredients:

Stamps: Petite Pairs, Lovely As a Tree (leaf stamp)
Designer Series Paper: Spice Cake
Card Stock: Soft Suede, More Mustard, Pool Party, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, Pool Party (sponging)
Accesssories: Very Vanilla grosgrain
Punches: Lace Ribbon Border Punch, 1 in. square punch, 1 1/4 in square punch,dimensionals

Fall Daisy Thanks…

Easy card, with several layers. I got out the punches to make this one! This uses the 1 3/8″ square, the horizontal slot, and the large oval. I like the idea of framing part of the large Upsy Daisy silhouette, too. I only used the “Thank you” part of the stamp that goes with this set, masking off the “for your friendship” part with a small Post-It. (Great TIP if you haven’t already tried this! I keep a stack of mini-Post Its on my crafting table for this purpose…just put the sticky part of the Post It over the part you don’t want to ink. Ink the stamp on the pad, then peel off the Post It – perfect every time!) I used the large oval to punch out the sentiment and the “shadow” (using Chocolate Chip CS) – I think that this compliments the silhouetted daisies nicely. The sentiment is also popped up on dimensionals, which adds to that “shadow” feel.

Ingredients:

Stamps: Upsy Daisy
CS: Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: 1/4 in Chocolate Chip ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, dimensionals
Tools: 1 3/8″ square punch, large oval punch, horizontal slot punch, two-way glue

Enjoy!