October 8, 2010


Happy Friday everyone!! WOW! This week flew by, I still have sooo much to do, lol!!! I guess that is just the nature of the beast, never enough hours in the day!!! The weather here is so beautiful - 70s, sunny, and a light breeze - I just want to be outside!!! But, I just open up the windows and enjoy the sunshine from my craft room :-)  Today I want to share with you two cards we made in one my recent workshops.  With fall in the air, I wanted to create something for the season and the stamp sets Days of Gratitude and  Autumn Days really seems to fit this for me.  I just love the pheasant and the leaves in Gratitude are so purdy!  It's hard to see in the picture but on the Early Espresso base we stamped the small leaf from the Autumn Days set in the same color.  The More Mustard card stock was run through the Big Shot and embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder, which I love because it looks sooooo good!  We punched both sides of the Autumn Spice Specialty paper using the Scalloped Edge Border punch, a favorite of mine since it came out during Sale-A-Bration!  I love using this DSP because the colors are so rich and warm - perfect for the season!! The main image was fun to stamp - we created a little fall scene using several different stamps from the Autumn Days set.  And of course, the card had to be topped off with some Early Espresso thin ribbon - just perfect! Fun, fun card to make!  Here is the recipe for this one.
Card Recipe:
Paper - Early Espresso, More Mustard, Very Vanilla card stock, Autumn Spice Designer Series Paper
Inks - Early Espresso, More Mustard classic inks, Cherry Cobbler stampin' write marker
Stamps - Autumn Days
Tools - Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Scalloped Edge Border punch, Scallop border punch
Accessories - Early Espresso thin ribbon

This second card also uses the Autumn Days stamp set but the background uses one of the leavs from the Days of Gratitude stamp set - love it! Notice how different the card looks when using different colors.  This one seems a little more carefree than the first one because of the brighter colors used.  The base card is Cajun Craze and is stamped with the leaf in the same color.  We used the same Autumn Spice Specialty paper, but this piece has lots more colors and really brings out the main image, again stamped using Autumn Days.  The sentiment is from the Grateful Greetings stamp set which has a fabulous selection of sentiments.  It is stamped in Early Espresso classic ink on Very Vanilla card stock, punched out using the Large Oval punch, and mounted on a piece of Old Olive card stock that has been punched out using the Scalloped Oval Punch.  Another fun card and even though a lot of the same products were used, the cards look totally different.  We enjoyed making these cards, lots of laughter all around!! If you are interested in making some cards with your friends, contact me now and we can set up a workshop for YOU!  Then you can earn your own Hostess benefits and get some FREE stuff - who doesn't like FREE?!!  See something you like and you want it right now? Check out my online store where all of these products can be purchased with a click of the button! Have questions? Feel free to contact me, I am always available to help out! Thanks soooo much for stopping by, I will leave you the recipe for the second card and then I am off to finish my workshop projects for tomorrow! Busy weekend but lots of fun involved - have a great weekend and Happy Stampin'!!!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Very Vanilla card stock, Autumn Spice Specialty Designer Series Paper
Inks - Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Old Olive, More Mustard classic inks
Stamps - Autumn Days, Days of Gratitude (background stamp), Grateful Greetings (sentiment)
Tools - Large Oval punch, Scallop Oval Punch
Accessories - Old Olive and Early Espresso thin ribbon


Crystal said...

OOO Alex these are GREAT, LOVE these colors and the awesome stamps!!!

Patti said...

Really lovely fall cards. That dsp is the best!

Dani said...

These are fabulous! Great job!

Deb said...

fabulous cards Alex, so love these stamps, hope you are enjoying your weekend, hugs debx

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