Monday, September 25, 2017

October Birthdays With Painted Autumn

These are just perfect cards for October birthdays and there are a few of those this month.  This will cover two of them.

So Saffron - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Early Espresso - 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
Painted Autumn (Sunflowers) Designer Series Paper - 4 1/2" x 3 1/4
Very Vanilla - 1 3/8" x 4" (could be shorter if needed)

Birthday Blossoms
Early Espresso

I also sponged the Very Vanilla banner and the  Designer Series Paper with Chocolate Chip.

Don't forget to give some love to the envelope flap with matching DSP (Designer Series Paper).

Tonight is our Team Meeting, so I'll have new swaps to share with you this week!

Thank you for looking in today!  Have a great week.

~ Donna

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Hello Fall!

So, according to the calendar, the first day of Fall has come and gone and it's still pretty warm in so many places.  Today the high in Fox Lake, Illinois will be 90 degrees.  In Phoenix, where I live, the high today will only be 86 degrees.  I can say "only", because to us, that is a fabulous temperature.  Still a little warm for a hot Pumpkin Spice Latte, so I had my first PSL as a Frappachino, and it was so yummy!!

On to the card!  Recipe:

Pumpkin Pie - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Very Vanilla - 5" x 3 3/4"
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper - 4" x 1 3/4"
Pumpkin Pie - 2 7/8" x 2 3/8"
Very Vanilla - 2 3/4" x 2 1/4"
5/8" Burlap Ribbon - 5 1/2" long - folded over the back

Stamps:  Merry Cafe
Ink:  Early Espresso

I colored some Rhinestones, with an orange Sharpie to add a little bling.

Inside I added another  pumpkin.  I like how it looks, how about you?

Thank you for looking in!  Have a Blessed Day!

~ Donna

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Hello Fall with Merry Cafe

This is a bit of a CASE from Lisa Curcio.  I've changed up some of the colors and the Designer Series Paper pattern.  I'm really happy with how it turned out.

Garden Green - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Cajun Craze - 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper - 5 1/4" x 4"
Cajun Craze - 4 1/8" x 2 7/8"
Very Vanilla - 4" x 2 3/4" - plus some scraps for cup sleeves
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper - 4" x 3/4"
Crushed Curry Baker's Twine - 34"

To make the cups and sleeves, place the Wood Grain paper across the bottom of the Very Vanilla piece and use a pencil to mark the top of the Wood Grain paper.

Stamp the small cup image three times across the top and centered over the pencil line.  Stamp another cup on a piece of Very Vanilla scrap cardstock.  Snip out the area around the words then use that piece as a template and trace it three times onto scrap Very Vanilla.  These will be the new sleeves around the cups.

Stamp the small berry outline on one of the traced pieces, the outline leaf on another and the fern leaves on the third.  Using the solid berry stamp and the solid fern stamp with Cajun Craze and the solid leaf stamp with Crushed Curry.   Cut them out just inside your pencil lines and attach them to your cups.

Assemble the rest of the card as shown.

Using Early Espresso, I stamped more of the leaf outline across the bottom inside as if the leaves are rolling along.  I stamped the solid image alternately with Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry.

Thank you for looking in today!  Happy Saturday!

~ Donna

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Friday, September 22, 2017

I'm So Very Sorry ... Pet Sympathy

We found out that one of our co-workers had to say goodbye to one of his dogs this week.  Never a good thing as we all know.  He had two dogs that were inseparable, so I'm hoping the other one will be okay being alone.  We all know how that goes sometimes. 

Crumb Cake - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Soft Suede - 5 1/4" x 4"
Crumb Cake - 5" x 3 3/4"
Soft Suede - 3 3/4" x 2 7/8"
Crumb Cake - 3 5/8" x 2 3/4" 

Stamps:  Sorry For Everything
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Metallic Shapes - paw print

I popped up the outside sentiment and mat with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Thank you for looking in today.  So happy that it is Friday!  Our temperatures are finally under 100 degrees, so it should be a nice weekend!

~ Donna