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September 2019

October 2019

All Around Wreath Dies

This week on the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge we have a simple, pretty straightforward sketch.  


I just realized that I didn't follow the sketch as closely as I should have.  Ooops!  


I did try and move the wreath over to one side so it would more closely follow the sketch but it wouldn't be moved.  I did a really good job of gluing the  wreaths down. 

The patterned paper I used is from the Come to Gather DSP pack.  I confess that I have been "saving" the wood grain pattern.  The concept of saving and not using my DSP is one I am actively fighting.  It must be in a crafter's DNA to want to save things for just the right project which unfortunately can lead to an unmanageable craft stash.  SO, I got brave and cut into and as they say the first cut is the deepest.  I am over it now and look forward to using this pack of paper up and besides I know where to get more.


The sentiment is from the Painted Harvest set.  I use this sentiment a lot and it is so perfect for this time of year.  


Here's how I decorated the inside of the card.  I usually add a strip of whatever DSP I am using on the card and add a coordinating die cut.  These little sprigs are part of the All-Around Wreath dies.  There are 2 sprigs on the die so you can make a bunch in just a few turns of the handle.

Be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created for this challenge.  If you are interested in any of the products I used to make this card, please check the links below.

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Harvest Hellos

It is so fun stamping pumpkins from the Harvest Hellos bundle on Come to Gather DSP.   Who doesn't love a gingham pumpkin?


In addition to the Come to Gather DSP, I also stamped a Mint Macaron pumpkin using the 6" x 6" Subtles Designer Series Paper. I used  the Apple Builder punch and the Leaf punch from the Annual Catalog.


Do you see the curlicues on the pumpkins?  Do you know how I made them?  I used the antlers from the Detailed Deer dies  and trimmed them.  


I like to decorate the inside of my card.  Do you?  I think it is a fun way to finish up a card.  


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Leaf Punch

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Daisy Lane Thank You

Are you ready for a new Festive Friday Challenge, #FF0044?  I love that the challenge now has an Inspo (aka Inspiration) List.  The list has 10 elements that pertain to the festivity and you choose at least 3 of the elements to use on your project  for the challenge.  Ready to see the Challenge?


I chose these 3 from the list, flowers, thank you, and metallics.  


I loved pairing the 2 designs from the Brights DSP 6" x 6" paper pack together with the Daisy Lane bundle.   The gingham frame was made using the Stitched Rectangle framelits.  The sentiment is from the Kindness and Compassion stamp set.  Love that font!


Would you like to make this card?  Here is the tutorial so you can recreate it.  

I hope you will join us and stamp along with the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0044!  I would love to see your creation in the gallery!

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Painted Harvest

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge, #CCMC581.


I decided to use the Painted Harvest stamp set for this week's challenge.   


I am not sure if there are any flowers like this in nature but I think the color combination is pretty. The sentiment is also from the Painted Harvest set and is one of my favorites especially around this time of year.  


I used the Layered Leaves folder to add a little more interest and texture to the card.  This is a pretty quick card and once you figure out the way the flower stamps line up it is easy to make beautiful flowers.  


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Be sure to check out what the other members of the design team created for the challenge.

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