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Stampin' Up! Acorny Thank You Stamp Set

View while I stamp!

There are two very large beautiful old oak trees just outside my window and about this time every year the acorns start to fall.  As much as I want to pretend fall is not around the corner it is.   So I decided to stamp up a card today using the Acorny Thank You Stamp Set with coordinating punch.  

Stampin Up Acorny Thank You Stam Set, Leaflets Framelits, Thank You Card, www.stampstodiefor.com

Instructions:

  1. Card Base is Delightful Dijon 4 1/4" x 11" folded in half you can also use a 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" if you want a side fold card.
  2. The I stamped the Tree from the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set in Early Espresso on a piece of  3 1/4" x 4 1/4" Very Vanilla
  3. I then matted it with a piece of Early Espresso Cardstock  3 3/4" x 4 3/4" and adhered it to the center of the card front.
  4. With the Oak Leaf from the Leaflets Framelits I cut a leaf out of a piece of Crumb Cake 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" and adhered that over the Very Vanilla Cardstock.
  5. I then cut out another leaf in Cajun Craze Cardtsock 2" x 4 1/2" and attached that to the card front with dimensionals. 
  6. I stamped one of the acorns in Delightful Dijon and punched it out and attached it to the lower left hand corner.
  7. Then I stamped the acorn top in Early Espresso and punched it out and placed it on top of the acorn with a dimensional.
  8. I stamped the greeting in Early Espresso and punched it out with the Duet Banner Punch and adhere that over the center of the acorn with a dimensional.
  9. I tied a small bow with Linen Thread and attached it to the Cajun Craze Leaf with a glue dot. 

Fall is a beautiful time of year.  

Be sure to stop by Thursday to check out my Just in CASE card!

 

Price: $110.00

Supply List

 
The WINNER IS....
Okay the days and weeks are going WAY to FAST!  I forgot to announce the winner last week for the cards on my August 18 post.  I put everyone's name in a drawing who commented on the August 18 post and Patti Moffett was the lucky winner.  

 

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Border Buddy Saturday - Candy Cane Lane Sneak Peek!

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here this week. 

It's almost time for the launch of the Holiday Catalogue (you can order on September 1st!) so today I wanted to bring you some sneak peeks of one of my favourite "suites" of products called Candy Cane Lane.

Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

The Candy Cane Lane suite includes stamps, designer series paper and fabulous embellishments.  This cute little gingerbread man is from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and matching Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  I love it when product is bundled because when you buy them together you save 10% off the price!

Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set gingerbread man www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

Isn't he adorable?! I coloured two of our small pearls with a black sharpie for the eyes.  The bow tie is stamped and punched out so no fussy cutting.  The santa hat is punched out using the Jolly Hat Builder Punch, another new product!

I used the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper and Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape to finish off the card. Here's the colour palette of the products:



Patsy & I are featuring this adorable stamp set, punch and products in our Border Buddy Cards during September.  Would you like to receive one of our cards in the mail? Read all about our program here!

Here some other sneak peek cards made using these great new products:

Candy Cane Lane Suite www.stampcrazywithalison.ca


The catalogue will be posted on our blogs on September 1st so make sure to check back then.    Let me know what your favourite new product is from the catalogue in the comments - it will be hard to pick.

Want Stamps?

Click here to order from Alison in Canada       or click here to order from Patsy in the US

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Just in CASE - Watercolor Wings pg 68

Have you ever said I don't mind fixing supper I just never know what to make?  Getting ready for a blog post can sometimes feel like that.  I love stamping and sharing but sometimes I just don't  know what to stamp, that is why I love Thursdays and our Just in CASE series I know what to make. 

Just in CASE Stampin Up Watercolor Wings Stamp Set Butterflies Thinlits 3 www.stampstodiefor.com
Card on Left page 68 - Card on Right the CASE

Today's card is CASEd from page 68 in the 2016-2017 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog. It is almost an exact CASE except I changed the colors.  

Just in CASE Stampin Up Watercolor Wings Stamp Set Butterflies Thinlits www.stampstodiefor.com

The cards in the catalog are created by the concept artists at Stampin' Up!  I once said to my husband when I received a card from Stampin' Up! "I wonder what it would be like to get paid to stamp cards all day".  He gave me a puzzled look and said "You have a job like that!" I laughed and said "yes I do don't I  and it's great.  

I never thought my hobby would become my business and career - I do love it and am thankful everyday for the opportunity to share my love of stamping with you.   

I always love to have new members of my team so if you ever thought you might like to stamp for a living don't hesitate to email me - I would love to chat.   

Just in CASE Stampin Up Watercolor Wings Stamp Set Butterflies Thinlits 2 www.stampstodiefor.com

You can download a FREE tutorial for this card along with a complete list of supplies. 

Download Free Tutorial Just in CASE Watercolor Wings pg 68

Thanks so much for stopping by and I love to hear from you feel free to leave me a message just click here!

Click Here to hop on over to Alison's Blog and see what card she CASED this week. 

The Winner of my drawing for readers who commented on August 18 post is Patti Moffett!  Congratulations Patti you will receive the card I CASED and shared on my post along with 2 additional cards and envelopes.  Thanks for commenting it means so much!

 

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Fun Fold Card - Book Fold Stamping Technique

Today's card is using a fun fold called the Book Fold.  I guess because it looks like a book inside when you open it.  

Book Fold Card using Stampin' Up Birthday Fiesta & Fiesta Times Framelits Birthday Card with Pinata  www.stampstodiefor.com

This is the inside of the card.  I love the bright colors and the little Lama guy has the most amazing smile.  It might be a little hard to notice the Piñata hanging from the top of the center fold.  

I stamped the cards using my favorite stamp set (right now) called the Birthday Fiesta, Fiesta Time Framelits and Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper. 

Colors (1)

My color palette was Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise

 

Because it would take to long to write out the directions and often times seeing is best I created a stamping video tutorial showing you how to make this card.

 

Click the Video Above or Here to view

Stampin Up Birthday Fiesta and Fiesta Times Framelits Birthday Card www.stampstodiefor.com

This is the front of the card and what a surprise when they open it up.  While ever birthday card I send is not this many steps, once in a while it is just fun to go all out.  I saw this cute little Piñata idea on pinterest.  Love all the inspiration there is there. 

Now that I think about it I should have made this card into an anniversary card.  Tom and I are celebrating 41 years today!  

Here are the supplies used to create this card. 

 

Price: $110.00

 

 

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Best Birds Stamp Set and Coordinating Birds & Blooms Thinlits

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddies Saturday Patsy Here!

I know there are lots of sneak peeks for the Holiday Catalog, but we have not had enough time to share all the awesome things from the 2016 Annual Catalog yet!  It is filled with so many amazing stamp sets and coordinating framelits

The Best Birds stamp set and coordinating Birds & Blooms Thinlits is one of the stamp sets featured in our Border Buddies August PDF Tutorial.  Our PDF Tutorial is filled with images, supply list, measurements and instructions to complete 8 different cards.  Four cards using the Best of Birds stamp set and four cards using the Jars of Love stamp set.  

Border Buddies Saturday using Stampin Up Best Birds Stamp Set and Birds & Blooms Thinlits 2 www.stampstodiefor.com

Once I started using this set I just didn't want to stop.  I stamped the branch and flowers with Memento Black Tuxedo Ink and water colored with my ink refills and Aqua Painters.  I then cut them out with the Big Shot and Birds & Blooms Thinlits.

  Border Buddies Saturday using Stampin Up Best Birds Stamp Set and Birds & Blooms Thinlits 3 www.stampstodiefor.com

Doesn't the bird look great sitting on the branch surrounded by the scallop circle?  The scallop circle is from the Stampin' Up! Layering Circles Framelits.  At first I didn't think I needed these as I have circles - but I LOVE the scallop edge on half of the framelits.  

Border Buddies Saturday using Stampin Up Best Birds Stamp Set and Birds & Blooms Thinlits 4 www.stampstodiefor.com

The flower centers are the Stampin' Up! White Perfect Accents and I added two in the lower right hand corner to finish off the card. 

Today's Color Palette...

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Just in CASE Series Flower Patch Stamp Set

It's Thursday and time for our Just in CASE Series (COPY AND SHARE EVERYTHING). 

Today I CASEd the card on page 69 of the 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. 

Just in CASE Stampin' Up!  Flower Patch Stamp Set and Flower Flair Framelits HorizontalThe sample in the catalog used the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set.  Since I don't have the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set, I decided to substitute the Flower Patch Stamp Set in it's place. 

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator we get a great discount on all our paper crafting supplies and also lots of FREE stuff, so while I have LOTS - I don't have it all, LOL!

Just in CASE Stampin' Up!  Flower Patch Stamp Set and Flower Flair Framelits

I have created a special Tutorial featuring this card with Image, supply list, measurements and Instructions.

Download Free Tutorial PDF Just in CASE Flower Patch

Which is your favorite, Bunch of Blossoms stamp set 0r Flower Patch? 

Click here to share your favorite with me via my comments.

Everyone who leaves a comment will...

get their name into a drawing and the lucky winner will receive this card along with 2 others and envelopes.  Will draw and announce the winner next Thursday 8/25/2016.

THE WINNER IS...Patti Moffett!

Hop on over to Alison's blog and see what she CASED this week.

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Color Your World International Blog Hop Watercolor Wishes Stamp Set

International Stampin' Up! Blog Hop

Hello Stamping Friends, it is the 3rd Tuesday which means it is Color Your World International Blog Hop.  Featuring amazing Top Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world sharing their hand stamped using Stampin' Up! paper crafting products.

Today's Color Palette is...

  Color Your World International Blog Hop Stamps to Die For

The color palette is our starting point and we are not required to use all of the colors, however I like to challenge myself and work them all in.  Sometimes it is not easy to get the right balance of color.  Today's palette of Rich Razzleberry, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizazz, Sweet Sugar Plum and Pink Pirouette was a bit of a challenge but I am pleased with my finally card.

Color Your World International Blog Hop Stampin Up Watercolor Wings Stamp Set Pop Up Card Front www.stampstodiefor.com

I chose the Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wishes Stamp Set and the Bold Butterfly Framelits and the Butteflies Thinlits to create today's card.  It is always amazing to me how in the beginning I don't think the colors will work together - but they do. 

The card was inspired by a swap card that Becky Roberts made (her work is amazing).  Swap cards are cards demonstrators make and take to Stampin' Up! events and then swap cards with each other, pretty fun! 

Color Your World International Blog Hop Stampin Up Watercolor Wings Stamp Set Pop Up www.stampstodiefor.com

I added a little something extra inside, some pop out butterflies. 

Color Your World International Blog Hop Stampin Up Watercolor Wings Stamp Set Pop Up Close Up www.stampstodiefor.com

Here is the list of things I used to make this card.

  • The card base is Pink Pirouette Cardstock (5 1/2" x 8 1/2")
  • The mat is Rich Razzleberry (3 3/4" x 5" )
  • The stamped dots are from the Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and stamped in Pear Pizazz Classic Ink.
  • The solid butterfly from the Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wings stamp set is stamped in Peekaboo Peach Classic Ink
  • The words are stamped with Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink
  • The ornate butterfly is cut out or Sweet Sugarplum cardstock using the Big Shot & Stampin' Up! Bold Butterfly Framelit
  • The smallerbutterfly is punched out of Rich Razzleberry cardstock using the Stampin' Up! Bitty Butterfly Punch
  • I love the Stampin' Up! Metal Rimmed Pearl & a hint Metallic Silver Thread that finished off the butterfly. 

Color Your World International Blog Hop Stampin Up Watercolor Wings Stamp Set Pop Up Inside butterflies  www.stampstodiefor.com

The inside row of butterflies are stamped with Peekaboo Peach and Rich Razzleberry Ink and cut out using the Butterflies Thinlits. 

So easy to make I just ...

  1. Stamped and cut out 5 butterflies
  2. Folded the butterflies in half
  3. Placed a small drop of glue on the tip of each wing and connected the wings together
  4. And then attached the outside wings to the left and right side of the inside of the card.

So simple but gives the card an extra little WOW.

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out today's post. 

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Alison Solven - Canada
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Sophie Prestrelle - France
Sharlene Meyer- New Zealand
Sam Hammond - UK
Barbara Meyer - Austria 

For blogs in another language it is easy to click translation usually found in the sidebar of the blog to switch to English

 

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Border Buddy Saturday - Pretty Kitty Stamp Set

Pretty Kitty Stamp Set www.stampcrazywithalison.ca #stampinup

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here this week!

I love the Pretty Kit and Bella & Friends Stamp Sets in the new catalogue.  I love cats and dogs so these are perfect for me.  And the images and sayings are so cute.

Pretty Kitty 4 #stampinup www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

I stamped the kitty in Basic Black Archival ink and colored using my Aqua Painter with Smoky Slate and Basic Gray inks.  The ball of yarns is Melon Mambo.  I wanted to tie in the yarn so I wrapped some Melon Mambo Thick Baker's Twine around the card.

 

Pretty Kitty 3 #stampinup www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

I frayed the end of the tails of the bow.  I love the Layering Circles Framelits Die because they make layering one on top of the other so easy.  There are 16 all together (8 plain and 8 scallops).   The stripes are made using the Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape.  Love this colour palette.

 

Here's a sample from the concept artists at Stampin' Up!.  These images are perfect if you love to color!

 

Pretty Kitty Stamp Set 6 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

 

Here are some of the products I used in today's card (just click on the pictures and you'll be redirected to my online store):

 
Pretty Kitty 2 #stampinup www.stampcrazywithalison.ca
 
Thanks for stopping by today - hope you enjoyed my card!
 

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Just in CASE Series Teeny Tiny Wishes

It's Thursday and time for our Just in CASE Series (COPY AND SHARE EVERYTHING).  Today I CASEd the card on page 90 of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog using the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set.

Just in CASE Series using Tenny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set #stampinup #justincase www.stampstodiefor
Left: Stampin' Up! Sample Right: My CASE

I love cards and so I decided to turn the gift box sample into a card using almost all the same elements except the clip.

A Little Foxy Patterned Paper and Babys First Framelits Hello Baby Card #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com

The card base is 4 1/4" x 11", remember you can create the same card with a side fold using 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".  I have found for me photographing a top fold card works the best. 

The patterned paper for the background is from the A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper.  The little baby onsie was cut using the Babies First Framelits that coordinate with both the Made with Love & Something for Baby stamp sets. 

A Little Foxy Patterned Paper and Babys First Framelits Hello Baby Card #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com.jpg 2

The little fox is cut out of the A Little Foxy Paper.  The scallop circle is from the Layering Circles Framelits which has 16 different circles plain and scalloped a awesome addition to your Big Shot tools.

Download Just In Case Teeny Tiny Wishes pg 90 FEE PDF

As always I appreciate you following my blog you taking the time to stop.

Hop on over to Alison's Blog and see what card she CASEd today!

 

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Jar of Love Stamp Set & Everyday Jar Framelits a perfect pair!

As soon as I saw the Jars in the catalog I knew the Jars of Love stamp set and Everyday Jars Framelits had to be mine.  It brings back so many happy memories canning with my Mom and Grandmother.  When Georgia peaches arrived in the summer we would can boxes and boxes of them.  

Canned Peaches The arugula Files Blog
If you want to read more on how to can peaches just click the image

Once I had my own home I carried on the tradition.   I loved lining all the jars up when I was done canning and just admiring my work.  I no longer can but am having a blast canning with paper and ink.

Color Palette Stampin Up Colors

Today's card was created with the Moroccan Designer Series paper, it just seemed to fit with the color scheme I wanted to use.

Everyday Jar Framelits and Jar of Love Stamp Set Border Buddies Just in CASE  #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com
Don't you just love this color scheme? 

Measurements & Colors

  • Card Base is Very Vanilla 4 1/4" x 11"
  • Dapper Denim is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (I cut the row of heart framelits along the bottom edge of the Dapper Denim and adhere to the card front)
  • The designer paper is 2" x 4 1/4" (I marked the left side at 1" and cut from the mark to the top of the right side to give it an angle).
  • The sprigs are stamped in Delightful Dijon (I stamped 1 and then stamped 2 more without re-inking and cut out with the coordinating framelit)
  • The bow is Cajun Craze
  • The jar is Early Espresso
  • The Love is Dapper Denim
  • And the hearts are stamped in Emerald Envy

Want more ideas using the Jar's of Love stamp set.  Place any size order at my online store and I will send you our Border Buddies PDF and this month we are featuring the 4 cards using Jar's of Love Bundle and and 4 cards the Best Birds Bundles. 

Click here to read more about my customer rewards program.

Do you have memories of canning I would love to hear your story CLICK HERE to share

 

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