Saturday, August 29, 2015

Stamp-A-Faire 2015: Runway Inspiration Challenge

Ok, paper party people, I have one more project to share with you today! The Runway Inspired Challenge has arrived and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to jump in and play along. A Pinterest search led me to this inspiration photo:

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I just loved the floral paired with the gold embellishment, so I thought it might be fun to incorporate those elements into a card.

SAF2015 Runway Inspiration Challenge - Anniversary Wishes Card

I began by heat embossing the peony from Botanical Blocks II onto watercolor paper using gold powder. I colored it with Zig Clean Color markers and a water brush in tones drawn from the inspiration photo. Next, I heat embossed Background Basics: Tin Types onto white cardstock, also with gold powder. I trimmed that piece into smaller panels and adhered them to a white card base.

SAF2015 Runway Inspiration Challenge - Anniversary Wishes Close Up

Next, I die cut a Half & Half strip from vellum and heat embossed and anniversary sentiment with, you guessed it, gold powder. I trimmed out the floral block and added the sentiment to the bottom edge. I finished up by adhering the floral block to the card front with foam tape.

Alrighty, friends! That's all for me today. Enjoy the rest of the festivities and I'll see you again soon!

Recipe:
Stamps: Botanical Blocks II, Background Basics: Tin Types, Fillable Frames Sentiments - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Vellum - Papertrey Ink; white; Watercolor Paper - Strathmore
Ink: Versamark - Tsukineko
Other: Half & Half Die - Papertrey Ink; Watercolor Markers - Zig; Gold Embossing Powder - Filigree; Foam Tape - Scotch

Stamp-A-Faire 2015: Unconventional Materials Challenge

How are you holding up, Papertrey fans? Are you on crafty overload or are you reveling in having a whole day to create? A little of both? Well it's time to rally! We've reached the Unconventional Materials Challenge portion of the day. The challenge this time around is to create a card with hardware store supplies (purchased with a $10 budget). Here's what my hardware store haul looked like:

SAF Unconventional Materials Challenge - Hardware Store Haul

I picked up two different kinds of sandpaper, vinyl bumpers (the thingies you use on drawers), and a screen repair kit. And here's the card I made with those supplies. Can you find everything from my shopping trip?

SAF Unconventional Materials Challenge - Thanks A Bunch Card

I began by creating stencils with the Clouds Dies and post it notes. I sponged on a first layer of ink for my clouds and then used the screen as a secondary stencil to add a little texture. Next, I stamped the sentiment from Petite Pots in Smokey Shadow ink, barely overlapping the clouds. Then, I die cut the pots (also from Petite Pots) from the sandpaper, sponging one of them with Dark Chocolate to alter the color slightly. I also die cut the flowers and stamped them with the coordinating stamps.

SAF2015 Unconventional Materials Challenge - Thanks A Bunch Close Up

I wanted a strip of grass to ground the pots, so I die cut a strip of Simply Chartreuse with the Pinking Shears Border Die and then used the screen patches like an impression plate to add texture (I even used the same sandwich through my die cut machine). I adhered that strip to the card base and mounted the assembled potted plants with flat and foam adhesives. As a final touch, I used the vinyl bumpers to embellish the larger blooms.

What did you pick up at the hardware store? I'm excited to see how you all incorporate your hardware store goodies into your creations!

Recipe:
Stamps: Petite Pots (special edition Anniversary Set) - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Simply Chartreuse - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Aqua Mist, Smokey Shadow, Berry Sorbet, Ripe Avocado, Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Winter Wisteria - Papertrey Ink
Other: Pinking Shears Border Die, Petite Pots Die - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Sandpaper; Vinyl Bumpers - Do It Best; Screen Repair Kit - Elgar Prime Line

Stamp-A-Faire 2015: Patterns Challenge


Are you ready for the next challenge, Papertrey fans? This time around we're playing with sketches, or "patterns," created from some of our favorite cards. Here's my pattern:


You can find the original card on THIS POST.

I have a couple of brand new cards to share with you today that use this same pattern. Papertrey has so many fantastic tag dies available that you can totally change the style of your card with a simple swap. I love that versatility!

My first card today is a jaunty thank you card.

SAF2015 Patterns Challenge - Thank You Card


I started by die cutting and stamping the Songbirds bird and die cut the branch from Simply Chartreuse cardstock. Then I die cut the Tag Sale #8 die from white cardstock and stamped it with the Fillable Frames #8 frame using Aqua Mist ink. I added the sentiment from Songbirds in Smokey Shadow ink and embellished the tag with a Simply Chartreuse button tied with white crochet thread.

SAF2015 Patterns Challenge - Thank You Close Up

Then, I textured a white mat layer with the Woodgrain Impression Plate and adhered it to an Aqua Mist card base. I added the tag to the card front with foam tape and then adhered the branch and bird into place. The bird looked a little vacant with that blank eye, so I used a black rhinestone to embellish his little peeper.

My next card is a little just because number that incorporates a flower sprig from Dawn's Fall Florals set. I love these flowers! They remind me of billy ball flowers.

SAF2015 Patterns Challenge - Just A Note Card
I began by die cutting the Tag Sale #11 from Spring Moss and white cardstocks. I stamped the Sentiment Signs sentiment onto the white tag using Dark Chocolate ink and layered it with the Spring Moss piece. I used an aged copper brad and button twine in place of a button when I assembled the tag strap.

SAF2015 Patterns Challenge - Just A Note Close Up
Next, I die cut the Fall Florals pieces from white and Simply Chartreuse cardstocks. I stamped those shapes with their coordinating images in Ripe Avocado, Lemon Tart, and Harvest Gold inks. I textured a white cardstock panel with the Sunrise Impressions 2 Impression Plate and adhered it to a Harvest Gold card base. I attached the tag to the front of the card and then added the floral sprig, both with foam tape.

So there you go! How will you switch up the pattern? I can't wait to see! Make sure to check in with Amy, Ashley, Betsy, Dawn,Heather, Laurie, Lexi, Maile, and Melissa to see how they're revisiting their favorite sketches today, too!

Recipes:
Thank You Card
Stamps: Songbirds, Fillable Frames #8 - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, Smokey Shadow, Simply Chartreuse - Papertrey Ink
Other: Tag Sale #8 Die, Songbirds Die, Woodgrain Impression Plate, Simply Chartreuse Button - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Mini Self-Adhesive Rhinestone - Mark Richards; White Crochet Thread

Just A Note Card
Stamps: Fall Florals, Sentiment Signs - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate, Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold - Papertrey Ink
Other: Fall Florals Die, Tag Sale #11 Die, Sunrise Impressions 2 Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; Lemon Baker's Twine - Divine Twine; Antique Copper Brad - American Crafts; Foam Tape - Scotch

Stamp-A-Faire 2015: Bridal Challenge


Here we go, everybody! It's Stamp-A-Faire time! We're starting this morning with the Bridal Challenge. The object of this challenge is to create an all-white wedding card (save a neutral-colored sentiment). I thought it would be fun to play along, too.

I liked the idea of keeping the card very simple, with a good deal of dimension.

SAF2015 Bridal Challenge - Happy Wedding Day Card

I began by die cutting four vellum butterflies and heat embossing them with the polka dot detail from Beautiful Butterflies Layers. I also die cut the butterfly bodies from white cardstock and embellished them with a clear glitter Wink Of Stella pen.

SAF2015 Bridal Challenge - Happy Wedding Day Close Up


I heat embossed the sentiment onto a white card base using Liquid Platinum powder and then added the assembled butterflies with flat and foam adhesives. I fluffed up the wings to give them plenty of dimension. And there you have it! Make sure to check in at Nichole's blog to see who else is participating in the challenge. I hope you'll play along!

Recipe:
Stamps: Keep It Simple: Wedding, Beautiful Butterflies Layers - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Vellum - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Beautiful Butterfies Die - Papertrey Ink; White Embossing Powder - Filigree; Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder - Ranger; Wink Of Stella Pen - Zig; Foam Tape - Scotch

Friday, August 28, 2015

Stamp-A-Faire Free Exclusive Set!


Good morning, everyone! We're kicking off this year's Stamp-A-Faire festivities with a peek at this year's exclusive set, Fashion Sense.


This set will not be made available for sale, however, all customers will have the opportunity to earn it for free with a qualifying $100 purchase made between 7am EST and 11:30pm ET on Stamp-a-faire Day (August 29, 2015).

SAF2015 Exclusive Set - Fashion Sense Cards

I have two cards to share that I created using this set. I went bold and colorful with one and simply sophisticated with the other. Let's start with the more colorful card!

SAF2015 Exclusive Set - Be Different Card

I began by stamping the model and sentiment onto white cardstock using black ink. Then, I stamped a "shadow" using one of the brushstroke images from Watercolor Wonder. I used Spring Rain ink and stamped it off to make sure I got a nice, subtle impression.

SAF2015 Exclusive Set - Be Different Close Up

Then I followed up by randomly stamping small floral images, leaves, and polka dots in an assortment of bright, cheerful colors. I let the images overlap the model's outline a bit for a more freeform look. Isn't she lovely?

My second card with this set has a bit more luxe, refined appeal.

SAF2015 Exclusive Set - Believe In Yourself Card

I began by stamping the dress image onto white cardstock with Fine Linen ink. I stamped over that image with watermark ink and then embellished with Perfect Pearls powder. The finish looks like champagne-colored satin.

SAF2015 Exclusive Set - Believe In Yourself Close Up

Next, I stamped the model and sentiment using Onyx Black Versacolor ink. The thicker, quick-drying pigment ink tended to bleed less than wetter inks when it interacted with the pigment powder. I used a partial die cutting technique with the Sentiment Splits: Curve Vertical die and layered that panel over an Onyx Shimmer card front. The finished card is so simple and elegant.

You're all going to love creating with this set! Make sure to check in with NicholeAmy, Ashley, Betsy, DawnHeather, Laurie, Maile, and Melissa for more Fashion Sense inspiration. I'll see you again soon!

Recipes:
Be Different Card
Stamps: Fashion Sense (Stamp-A-Faire 2015 Exclusive Set) - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: White
Ink: Spring Rain, Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Winter Wisteria, Plum Pudding - Papertrey Ink; Onyx Black - VersaColor
Other: a smile

Believe In Yourself Card
Stamps: Fashion Sense (Stamp-A-Faire 2015 Exclusive Set) - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Onyx Shimmer - Papertrey Ink; White
Ink: Fine Linen - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko; Onyx Black - VersaColor
Other: Sentiment Splits: Curve Vertical Die - Papertrey Ink; Perfect Pearls - Ranger; Foam Tape - Scotch

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Release In Review

Good morning, everyone, and welcome back for one last Papertrey Ink August countdown post. I have a few projects left to share featuring this month's new releases. All of the new products I've showcased this past week will be available for purchase on Papertrey's website tonight at 10pm. Let's get on to those projects!

The first card I'm sharing today uses Dawn's Enclosed: Leaf as the star of the show.

Grateful For You Card

I began by randomly stamping images from Brushed Off onto watercolor paper, layering Canyon Clay, Summer Sunrise, Terra Cotta Tile, Ripe Avocado, and Harvest Gold inks. I sprayed that with Pearl Glimmer Mist so that the colors would blend together. Once that was dry, I stamped the sentiment from Enclosed: Leaf in the center with Dark Chocolate ink.

Grateful For You Close Up

I die cut the leaf, veins and all, from that piece of watercolor paper. I then die cut additional veins from Canyon Clay cardstock and used them to add dimension under the watercolored layer. I attached the leaf with foam tape to a piece of Rustic White cardstock that I'd textured with the Cover Plate: Circles die. You should see the shimmer in person. It's glorious!

My next card pairs Quilted: Autumn with Choose Joy.

Thankful Heart Quilt Card

I love the large format of the Quilted series of dies. I began by die cutting seven of them from white cardstock and attaching them to a white card base. I stamped my sentiment next and filled in the quilt blocks using the stamps in the coordinating set.

Thankful Heart Quilt Close Up

I trimmed everything off the edges before adding an acorn and leaf cluster below my sentiment. It's really a very simple card, but the gorgeous details that Betsy built into the stamps and dies makes it look so sophisticated and polished. And who could argue with that sentiment? I'm a big fan of Choose Joy and can imagine using it a whole lot.

My third and final card today pairs Dawn's Fall Florals with my Scribbled Sentiments. I love the unique, modern styling of these flowers. This is definitely another new favorite.

You Make Me Smile Card

I stayed very simple on this card, too. I began by stamping the large leafy images onto a Fresh Snow Linen cardstock using Ripe Avocado ink. Then I added the solid flowers with Sweet Blush ink.

You Make Me Smile Close Up

I wanted to add a darker pink layer, but Berry Sorbet was brighter than I wanted and Autumn Rose was too dark. What's a girl to do?! Generational stamping is the answer. It expands your ink collection without buying a single thing. I went back and stamped the dotted flowers with Autumn Rose that I'd stamped off first. I added my sentiment in the bottom corner and that was all she wrote!

I have one last sneaky peek to share before I go today and I think this one is going to have you very excited. Erin Lincoln has designed a Quick Stitch kit all about holiday crafting! I'll have more on this kit later in the month, but here's a photo to wet your whistle.

Lizzie Jones QS Beaded Christmas Kit

Thank you so much for visiting with me today and through this past week. I've had a lot of fun and I hope you have, too. Make sure to pop in with Nichole for details and full reveals of this month's release. Amy, AshleyBetsy, Dawn, Heather, Laurie, Maile, and Melissa all have wrap-ups to share today and I'd be willing to bet Erin has a peek or two of her new kit up her sleeve. That's all for me. I'll see you soon! Have a wonderful weekend, everybody!

Recipes:
Grateful For You Card
Stamps: Brushed Off, Enclosed: Leaf - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Rustic White, Canyon Clay - Papertrey Ink; Watercolor Paper - Strathmore
Ink: Canyon Clay, Summer Sunrise, Terra Cotta Tile, Ripe Avocado, Harvest Gold, Dark Chocolate - Papertrey Ink

Other: Enclosed: Leaf Die, Cover Plate: Circles Die - Papertrey Ink; Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels; Foam Tape - Scotch

Thankful Heart Quilt Card
Stamps: Quilted: Autumn, Choose Joy - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: White
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Ocean Tides, Summer Sunrise, Terra Cotta Tile, Canyon Clay, Ripe Avocado, Harvest Gold - Papertrey Ink
Other: Quilted: Autumn Die - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch

You Make Me Smile Card
Stamps: Fall Florals, Scribbled Sentiments
Cardstock: Fresh Snow Linen - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Sweet Blush, Autumn Rose - Papertery Ink; Onyx Black - Versafine

Friday, August 14, 2015

Hallows Eve Inspiration

Good morning, friends, and welcome back for Day 5 of the Papertrey Ink August countdown. Today it's all about Halloween! For me, Halloween crafting is all about treat packaging. This month's release is absolutely brimming with frightfully adorable products you'll love using to dress up little gifts for your favorite ghosties and ghouls! This is a jam-packed post, so let's just jump right in...

First, I'm going to share Betsy Veldman's new Make It Market Mini Kit: Halloween Pin Ups. This kit has everything you'll need to create festive treat bags. I used the included stamp set, die, and printed mini bags to create a trio of monster candy baggies.

Mini Monster Treat Pouches

The small bags in the kit are the perfect size for one snack size Reese's peanut butter cup (the .55oz ones), so I used those to fill my baggies. I opted to die cut and stamp white adhesive sheets and use the monsters' bodies as both decoration and an easy way to secure the flaps of the baggies.

Mini Skelly Treat Pouch

I used a black, white, and Limeade Ice color combo for Skelly. I popped his head up with foam tape and gave him a Bubble Talk speech bubble that I'd stamped with one of the sentiments from the stamp set in the kit.

Mini Vlad Treat Pouch

Vlad the Vampire is looking slick in a Royal Velvet suit and black wingtips. I colored his face ever-so-lightly with a colored pencil. He still looks a little pale though, no? His greeting is stamped in Simply Chartreuse.

Mini Frank Treat Pouch

Frank, who is totally my favorite, is wearing a black suit with an Orange Zest vest. He's barefoot, though I did give his legs and feet some color with a pencil. His hands and head were stamped in Limeade Ice and popped up with a bit of foam tape. His salutation is stamped in Orange Zest.

Next up is the Shaker Shapes: Candy Corn die. It makes an adorable shaker tag!

Candy Corn Gift Bag

To begin, I die cut the candy corn frame layer from white cardstock and the solid layer from white (twice) and clear cardstocks. Then, I masked off the different sections of the candy corn and sponged Orange Zest and Harvest Gold inks into the appropriate places. I stamped the sentiment, also from Betsy's mini kit, into the center section using True Black. I'm not sure who I'm giving this to yet, so I went with a generally Halloweeny sentiment, but you could always personalize with someone's name or initials instead. I bet the Antique Alphabet would look great!

Candy Corn Shaker Tag

I attached the candy corn frame to the clear cardstock layer and then added foam adhesive to the back. I sprinkled seed beads into the colorful sections of my tag and then carefully placed the frame layer. I sandwiched dyed 1/4" silk ribbon between the back of the tag and the last white cardstock solid candy corn piece. It's thin enough that it doesn't add bulk and it holds well. I finished up by tying it to a kraft gift bag that I'd stamped with one of the images from Brushed Off using Fresh Snow ink.

How about a peek at Petite Places: Spook Manor and the Scene It: Hallows Eve dies?

Haunted Manor Treat Bag

This tiny haunted house is too cute to ever scare anyone! I began by die cutting the house from Winter Wisteria cardstock. I stamped it with Winter Wisteria and black inks and embellished with a handful of True Black windows. I added foam tape to the back and then layered it onto Royal Velvet and Lemon Tart cardstocks (the Lemon is just in the attic window...creepy).

Haunted Manor Treat Bag Close Up 1

Next, I die cut the new Scene It dies from Lemon Tart and Royal Velvet cardstocks. I trimmed away the moon on the back Royal Velvet layer and stamped the hill with an Ombre Builders strip using black ink for a bit of depth. I sponged Harvest Gold ink onto the Lemon Tart moon before I layered it with the hill piece using foam tape. I heat embossed the sentiment onto the tree layer and then added it with a bit more foam tape. I adhered the fence into place and then added the house with flat adhesive. I die cut the moon from white cardstock and trimmed out the clouds. They were adhered to the Lemon Tart moon with a glue pen.

Haunted Manor Treat Bag Close Up 2

I attached everything to a Smokey Shadow Tag Base Die shape that I'd stamped with a handful of stars from Happy Spooky Halloween. I wrapped yellow bakers twine around one of the larger bags from the new Make It Market Mini Kit and tied on the haunted manor scene. A tiny vellum ghostie was the perfect finishing touch.

Ok! Last, but not least, is Haunted Headstones! I created a card and gift combo using these stamps and dies today.

Haunted Headstones Gift Set

I began with the card. I die cut a Cover Plate: Night Sky shape from Royal Velvet. I wanted the stars to stand out, so I layered just the top section with Harvest Gold cardstock that I sparkled with a Wink Of Stella pen.

Something Wicked Card

That whole piece was then adhered to a Smokey Shadow card front. Now is where things get interesting.

Something Wicked Pop Up 2

I created a push 'n pull element behind the Limeade Ice hills, so when you pull on the tab at the bottom of the hill, Mr. Bones rises from the grave! It's a tad bit difficult to explain, so I'd just suggest watching a technique video over on YouTube if you're interested in doing one of these yourself. I found this video very helpful.

Something Wicked Pop Up

I added a few headstones to the hills along with a handful of bats in the sky. My favorite epitaph of the whole collection is shown here on the center headstone. Gives me a giggle every time.

Finally, I have the coordinating tag to share with you today.

Happy Fright Night Candy Card

I followed many of the same steps for the card, but I used the Tasting Tag die as my canvas. I embellished the hole on the tag shape with a Limeade Ice button and some yellow hemp twine. I tied a Pez dispenser to the base in the space where a spoon might otherwise go. I was so thrilled at how easy it was to coordinate these two projects!

Alrighty, friends. That's all for me today. Make sure to visit Nichole, Amy, Ashley, Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Laurie, Maile, and Melissa for more of today's group post. Erin is also sharing her new Chicken Scratch patterned paper over on her blog today. Take care and I'll see you again tomorrow with even more of this month's release. Have a great day!

Recipes:
Monster Treat Bag Trio
Stamps: Halloween Pin Ups - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: White Adhesive Sheets - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, Orange Zest, Royal Velvet - Papertrey Ink; Onyx Black - Versafine
Other: Treat Bags, Halloween Pin Ups Die - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch

Candy Corn Shaker Tag
Stamps: Halloween Pin Ups, Brushed Off - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Clear Cardstock - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Orange Zest, Harvest Gold, True Black - Papertrey Ink
Other: Shaker Shapes: Candy Corn die, 1/4" silk ribbon - Papertrey Ink; seed beads; Foam Tape - Scotch

Haunted Manor Treat Bag
Stamps: Petite Places: Spook Manor, Happy Spooky Halloween, Scribbled Sentiments - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Royal Velvet, Winter Wisteria, True Black, Stamper's Select Vellum, Lemon Tart, Smokey Shadow - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Harvest Gold, Winter Wisteria - Papertrey Ink; Onyx Black - Versafine; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Petite Places: Spook Manor Die, Scene It: Hallows Eve Die, Treat Bag, Tag Base Die (from Tinsel & Tags MIM Kit) - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; White Embossing Powder - Filigree; Lemon Baker's Twine - Divine Twine

Something Wicked Card & Treat Set
Stamps: Haunted Headstones, Haunted Headstones Sentiments, Mr. Bones, Movers & Shakers Sentiments - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Smokey Shadow, Harvest Gold, Royal Velvet, Limeade Ice Patterned Paper, Soft Stone - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Royal Velvet - Papertrey Ink; Onyx Black - Versafine; London Fog - Memento
Other: Haunted Headstones Die, Cover Plate: Night Sky, Half & Half, In The Meadow Die Collection, Tasting Tag, Limeade Ice Button, 1/4" Silk Ribbon - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Yellow Twine - American Crafts; Thin Plastic Sheet; Clear Wink Of Stella Pen

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Introducing Choose Joy + Twig Wreath

Good morning, friends! Welcome back for Day 4 of the Papertrey Ink August countdown. This morning we're sharing two new sets that are sure to put a smile on your face. I adore the homespun charm of wreaths, so Twig Wreath is right up my alley. Heather's new set is so full of character, with delightful details that make it perfect for any time of year (I have two seasons covered here today). Pair that with Choose Joy, a collaboration between Melissa Phillips and Nichole Heady, and you have a heartfelt and homespun all in one place. I love them and I'm sure you will, too! Let's get on to some projects, shall we?

I turned to the interwebs for a little inspiration to get me in the wreath-building spirit and found this lovely photo to get my juices flowing for this first card.

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Like I said, Twig Wreath is so versatile that it can be used for any time of year. I went with Autumn and Winter today, but I'm definitely looking forward to experimenting with the other seasons very soon.

Twig Wreath Cards

I began by stamping the wreath form onto Rustic White cardstock twice, once with Fine Linen and once with Classic Kraft ink. I then stamped a holiday greeting, from Scribbled Sentiments, in Pinefeather ink.

Poinsettia Wreath Card

I embellished the wreath with berry branches and leaves using Ocean Tides, Classic Kraft, and Pinefeather inks. I mounted that panel to a Rustic White card base, tucking a strip of the new Twig Wreath patterned paper under the edge.

Poinsettia Wreath Close Up

The flowers look a bit like poinsettias to me, so I die cut them from additional Rustic White cardstock and stamped them with Pure Poppy that had been rolled in a bit of Scarlet Jewel around the edges. I heat embossed the flower centers with gold powder and curled up the petals a bit before adhering them onto the card front.

My next card is an Autumn version inspired by this photo.

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I began by stamping the wreath three times onto a Classic Kraft card base, once at full strength and twice after it had been stamped off. I then added the sentiment from Choose Joy and stamped around the entire wreath with the berry image. I rock 'n rolled it in Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay, Terra Cotta Tile and Pure Poppy to get nice variation.

Joyful Autumn Wreath Card

Next, I trimmed off a portion of the front of the card and die cut the edge with stitching holes. Then, I textured the card with the Rustic Burlap Impression Plate. I added stitching holes to a strip of the new Chicken Scratch patterned paper and stitched the two parts together with embroidery floss (I used three strands).

Joyful Autumn Wreath Close Up

I die cut the flowers from Rustic White cardstock and stamped them with Terra Cotta Tile, Summer Sunrise, and Canyon Clay inks. I added the centers with Dark Chocolate and embellished them with dark brown glitter. I adhered the flowers to the wreath along with an offset Rustic Cream Twine bow.

My last project today is another Halloween card made with the Haunted Headstones and Haunted Headstones Sentiments sets.

Fright Night Card

I began by die cutting a Cover Plate: In The Woods shape from True Black cardstock. I created a grassy strip from Simply Chartreuse cardstock and a moon using Modern Wood Mats rolled in Lemon Tart and Harvest Gold inks. I layered the Cover Plate shape over a panel of striped Royal Velvet, tucking the grass and moon in the appropriate places.

Fright Night Close Up 2

Next, I die cut the headstones from Soft Stone cardstock and stamped them using Memento London Fog ink. I added the epitaph (from Haunted Headstones Sentiments) and Halloween messages with Onyx Black Versafine before adding them to the card front.

Fright Night Close Up 1

Finally, I die cut and stamped a cat from Superstition and mounted it to the top of the center headstone using foam tape.

And there you have it for today! Thank you so much for stopping by! Make sure to check in with Nichole, Amy, AshleyBetsy, Dawn, Heather, Laurie, Maile, and Melissa for more of today's group post. Erin also has more of her new Chicken Scratch patterned paper, so you'll definitely want to pop over there. I'll see you again tomorrow with even more of this month's release. Have a great day!

Recipes:
Poinsettia Wreath Card
Stamps: Twig Wreath, Scribbled Sentiments - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Rustic White, Twig Wreath Patterned Paper - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Pinefeather, Ocean Tides, Classic Kraft, Fine Linen, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Twig Wreath Die - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Gold Embossing Powder - Filigree

Joyful Autumn Wreath Card
Stamps: Twig Wreath, Choose Joy - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Chicken Scratch Patterned Paper - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay, Terra Cotta Tile, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate - Papertrey Ink
Other: Twig Wreath Die, Rustic Burlap Impression Plate, Stitching Lines Die, Rustic Cream Button Twine - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Brownstone Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts

Fright Night Card
Stamps: Haunted Headstones, Haunted Headstones Sentiments, Modern Wood Mats, Superstition - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: True Black, Simply Chartreuse, Soft Stone, Royal Velvet Patterned Paper, Smokey Shadow - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold - Papertrey Ink; London Fog - Memento; Onyx Black - Versafine
Other: Haunted Headstones Die, Cover Plate: In The Woods, Superstition Die, Rainbow Circles Die Collection - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch