Autumn Wishes – Day 5

Hope everyone is having a happy Friday! Although it is Friday the 13th.  I know, I know… I shouldn’t be superstitious!  But, I have been working with kids for the past 7 years and something a little crazy always happens on Friday the 13th.  That and full moons. 

Today is my last day in my Autumn card series.  I saved a simple but sweet autumn colored card for my last day.  I like making sweet little cards full of fun details, but that can be reproduced easily.  I am all about the assembly line process. One day, I’ll try to photograph my process.

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Check out that white natural textured cardstock.  I found that at Office Max one day on a trip for padded envelopes for shipping out my Etsy purchases.  I got it in the white and ivory colors.  I can’t stop using it!  I love the subtle detailing it offers versus just plain white or vanilla paper.

This card features Stampin’ Up’s Crushed Curry card stock.  It is this awesome goldenrod yellow that is SO Fall.  I used my trick again of cutting out the trunk of the tree so it lines up perfectly AND adds a fun detail.

One of my readers told me the other day that she like how I use a lot of buttons (Hi Lynn! 🙂 ). I LOVE buttons.  There is just something so homey and crafty about them.  They add a detail that brads or eyelets just can’t quite do.  This card features a small group of buttons in shades of brown ranging from a cream to a rich chocolate. 

I have this card available for purchase as a single card or as a set of 4 cards in my Etsy store, Papered with Love.

Here are some pictures of the set of cards.

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Here’s the set, all packaged up for a cute little gift. 

And here is one last shot of the card!

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You can see the decorated envelope peeking out behind it.

I do have some good news!  My husband and I will be going for a week trip to Tennessee to experience a little bit of Fall ourselves.  We are truly blessed to both be teachers and have a week off for Thanksgiving/Fall break, so we are taking some time for ourselves to recharge our batteries.  We both have had some challenging students this year and have taken on additional professional responsibilities so have been wearing a little thin.  This trip will be just what we need – I am hoping for a little bit of snow, myself! 🙂 We are coming up on the one-week countdown for our trip!

Happy Friday – enjoy the start of your weekend!

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Autumn Wishes – Day 4

Happy Fall y’all! (Sidenote – anyone know where I can get a small sentiment stamp that says that?  Something about the size of Stampin’ Up!’s Teeny Tiny Wishes set.)

I am back with Day 4 of my autumn themed cards.  This next card was actually the card that I used for our Thanksgiving cards last year.  Yes, I sent Thanksgiving cards last year.  No, I don’t believe that is happening this year lol.  Last year Thanksgiving cards were made before I started my full-time teaching job.  This year, well my class has been keeping me extra busy so the extra free time needed for making 40 something Thanksgiving cards for myself just has not happened.  Making them for customers? Absolutely!  Isn’t that always how it is??

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This card uses a leaf stamp from Lizzie Anne’s set, Au Naturale.  It was stamped in Staz On Timber Brown and the colored in with Stampin’ Up’ Water Color Wonder Crayons.  I love these crayons.  I am definitely not a train artist in any shape or form, but these crayons let you blend and shade like a pro.  Scribble a little on, add a little way – boom, perfect fall leaf! To have the leaf “pop” off the page a little bit more, I outlined in with a offwhite Copic Marker. 

The layout used on this card is one of my simple go-to ones.  If I am ever in a stamping rut this layout always helps me make something that I like.  Also, it’s a great layout for using up ribbon scraps!

Here are some detail shots.

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I used snap stamps to make the sentiment panel.

Tomorrow will be my last day in my Autumn card series.  I hope you have enjoyed this little touch of fall.  I know it has been making me want apple cider and pumpkin pie!

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Autumn Wishes – Day 3

Here are some more Autumn themed cards for all of you to enjoy.  This card shows a way to show a lot of detail with not that many supplies! All I used on this card was cardstock, two stamps, a circle punch, scalloped edge punch, and linen thread. Easy peasy. 🙂

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I love the little touches of the circles, edge distressing, and the linen thread.  This card so reminds me of leaves changing from green to beautiful oranges, yellows, and reds.

The punched out circles were not popped up, but just glued flat as a way to draw attention to the trees, but not take away attention from the card as a whole.  Here are some detail shots of this effect.circle punch autumn trees detail

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You can see in these shots that the trunks of the little trees have been hand cut and then glued down.  This is for two reasons – #1: I cannot line these little trunks up with the leaves for the life of me!! #2: It adds another little subtle detail and allows the card to not feel as flat.

I wanted to take a moment to show the treatment that I do for the inside of a lot of my cards.

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I usually line the inside of the card with white or vanilla paper and stamp a little accent that reflects the outside of the card.  It is just another way that shows the receiver of your card that they have a little handmade creation in their hands!

This card is not available in my Etsy store, but if you are ever in Melbourne, Florida, a fabulous boutique called The Laughing Mermaid has these in stock there.  Such an amazing store chock full of handmade goodies, including to die for handmade soaps and lotions that the owner of the boutique, Kathy, makes herself.

See you back tomorrow for some more Autumn cards!

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Autumn Wishes – Day 2

Here is Day 2 of my Autumn themed blog posts.  Today, I am featuring a fun card with a row of whimsical pumpkins.

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This card has a lot of fun little details.  The main card base is a naturally textured ivory cardstock.  I love all of the little flecks of plant pieces and colors.  The pumpkins have been paper pieced (stamped onto other paper and then cut out and glued on another stamped image) from a distressed orange patterned paper.  The pumpkins were shadowed on the ivory cardstock to provide additional dimension.

Underneath the main image, the sentiment “autumn greetings” was stamped in rich chocolate ink and has a vintage green button on either side of it.  Fun patterned papers and a scalloped edge all combine to form this cute little card.

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This card is available as a single card or as a set of 4 cards in my shop, Papered with Love.

Here are some pictures of the set of cards.

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See you tomorrow with more Autumn cards!

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Autumn Wishes – Day 1

Living in Florida I don’t get to see many seasonal changes.  We have summer and sort of winter.  But I love Fall.  The colors, leaves changing, cooler weather, and the start of the holiday season all make me HAPPY.  Thanksiving is coming and with that the beginning of the Christmas season (although if you go to any store, it apparently started in the middle of October!!), so I thought I would spend the next week highlighting some Autumn themed cards and card sets. And so I can live Fall vicariously through my cards instead of roasting in 80+ degrees and humidity.

This first card I am sharing has a little bit of everything I love about fall.  The colors of leaves changing and the wonderful feel of nature during this time of year.

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This card has a ton of neat details.  The background was dry embossed with a branch image to add a little bit more texture to the natural ivory cardstock.  The falling leaf was stamped and then colored with orange and yellow Copic markers (P.S. I LIVE for these markers.  AMAZING.) The sentiment has been punched out and then stamped tone on tone with an oak branch image.  A strip of olive green card stock and an olive green button tie it all together.

I love how the over all feel of the card is simple, but it is full of rich details. Here are a few more views of the card.

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Can you see all of the dimension on this card? Between the dry embossing and how they layers have been popped up you have a very luxurious feel to this card.

I have this card available as a single card or as a set of 4 cards in my Etsy shop, Papered with Love.

Here’s a picture of all 4 cards lined up… so fun!

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And the set of 4 all packaged up.  What a perfect gift for an autumn birthday or for your Thanksgiving hostess.

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Check back tomorrow for some more Autumn themed cards and card sets!

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Second in a Series

Well, I am back with the second set of cards in this series of simple cards, full of fun details and textures.  Today I am showing you a card that is similar to my posting from yesterday.  The overall layout is the same, but I chose to use colors inspired by fall. 

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I used a special technique on the leaves of this tree stamp called Rock and Roll to get the dual coloration of golden yellow and rusty orange.  The leaves image was first stamped in the golden yellow color and then the edges of the image were rolled in the rust colored ink.  So simple, but what a neat detail!

The card combines rounded corners, a crimped edge, a rich chocolate button, and dotted ribbon to create a simple card with subtle detailing.

I also made a set of 4 of these cards each featuring a different sentiment. Here’s a shot of all 4 cards in the set.

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I love seeing all of these cards lined up!  Here are a few detail shots of a single card.

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This set of cards is available for purchase here at my Etsy store, Papered with Love.

Tomorrow I will share with you my last set of cards in this series.  I saved my favorite for last! 🙂

Hope you all are enjoying a happy Saturday!

-Stephanie

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I’m alive!

So sorry friends!  I fell off the face of the earth!! Between my job as a teacher and working hard to restock my Etsy shop, I have had very little time to blog.  I’m making up for it though, promise!!  Lots of new goodies for you to see!

Since it is almost Halloween, I thought you all would enjoy seeing a fun Autumn Greetings card!autumn greetings pumpkin wheelbarrow1

This is a cheerful little cart of pumpkins ready to bring a happy fall y’all!  The pumpkins have been colored in with copic markers.  The cart uses the paper piecing technique – I stamped the whole image onto patterned paper (this one was a roughed up and worn looking brown), added a few colroing details with copic marlers, cut it out, then adhered onto the main image.

This card uses a lot of patterned paper!  I have tons… it could possibly be seen as an obession.  I have put myself on an embargo of patterned paper until I put a dent into my current collection.  We’ll see how that goes…

Here are some more shots of this cute little number!autumn greetings pumpkin wheelbarrow2

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And here is a close up shot of the coloring.  I LOVE the shading you are able to create using copic markers.

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This card is available for purchase here – Autumn Greetings: Pumpkin Cart.

-Stephanie

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