Monday, November 5, 2018

November Classes in My Craft Room

Just a quick heads up that the following photo has been added to my Class Projects page.  These are the projects we'll be making in my craft room classes on November 7 and November 10.

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Click HERE to visit my Class Projects Page.

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I hope to see you soon!

Cathy  ;D

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Snowflake Showcase Limited Time Offer

Visit my Stampin' Up! Current Promotions page for additional information about this month's promotion -- but hurry!  This is a limited time offer and will be available only while supplies last!!!

Cathy  ;D

Colorful Leaves Autumn Card

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This card features an age-old, fun and easy technique to create the colorful leaves.


Stamp Set
All the Good Things

Cajun Craze card stock (8-1/2” x 5-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4”)
Copper Foil Sheet (5-1/4” x 1”)
·       Early Espresso card stock (5-14” x 7/8”; about 2-1/2” x 1-3/4”)
·       Soft Suede card stock (about 1-1/4” x 6”)
·       Very Vanilla card stock (about 2-1/2” x 1-3/4” for punch)
·       Glossy White card stock (about 2” x 6”)

·       Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad
·       Cajun Craze Refill Ink
·       Crumb Cake Refill Ink
·       Crushed Curry Refill Ink

Accessories and Tools
·       Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
·       Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies
·       Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder
·       Tailored Tag Punch
·       Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (Clear)
·       Stampin’ Sponge
·       5/8” Burlap Ribbon (6”)
·       Adhesives: Tear n Tape (optional); SNAIL; Glue Dots; Stampin’ Dimensionals

Miscellaneous Supplies
·       Cotton Balls
·       91% Isopropyl Alcohol


  1. To create the mat for the sentiment on the front, adhere the Very Vanilla tag to a larger piece of Early Espresso card stock and cut around the edges, leaving a slight border.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere to front of card.
  2. Sponge Early Espresso ink around the edges of the card to add dimension.
  3. To create the vertical strip, adhere the Early Espresso strip over the Copper Foil strip, then adhere the Burlap Ribbon with Tear ‘n Tape or Glue Dots.  Wrap ends to the back and secure with glue dots.  Adhere the strip to the card before adding the leaves.
  4. Apply Clear Wink of Stella to the small leaves cut from Soft Suede card stock to add some subtle glimmer.
  5. To create the fun colors on the large leaves, first cut them out of Glossy White card stock.  Then add rubbing alcohol to a cotton ball so it’s saturated, but not drippy.  Add a few drops of each of the three Refill Inks shown above and start daubing.  (You also can create different looks by swiping rather than daubing.)  Mixed with the alcohol, the ink dries almost on contact with the paper, and you’re ready to attach them over the ribbon with Glue Dots.  (TIP:  This is how we made the leaves in class – if you’re planning to make several cards, to save time you can make an entire sheet of this beautiful glossy paper first, and then die cut the leaves.)
  6. A little alcohol and ink goes a long way, so we made lots and lots of leaves and added some of them to the inside of the card – just for fun.
Cathy ;D

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Embossed Foil Leaf Autumn Card

For this card, I used the Big Shot Embossing Mats to emboss, rather than cut out, the detailed leaf from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.


Stamp Set
·       Colorful Seasons (inside)

·       Crumb Cake card stock (8-1/2” x 5-1/2”)
·       Soft Suede card stock (5-1/4” x 4”; 2” x 2”)
·       Wood Textures 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper (5” x 3-3/4”; 1-3/4” x 1-3/4” – white wood; 5” x 1” – contrasting design)
·       Copper Foil Sheets (about 2” x 2” for leaf)

·       Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad (inside)

Accessories and Tools
·       Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
·       Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies
·       Big Shot Embossing Mats (see sandwich instructions on packaging)
·       Linen Thread
·       Adhesives: SNAIL; Stampin’ Dimensionals; Glue Dots or Liquid Glue

There’s really nothing difficult or magical about assembling this card – it’s simply layered as shown and uses Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the square with the leaf.  I used Liquid Glue to attach the leaf, but you also could use Glue Dots.

Cathy  ;D

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Z-Fold Autumn/Masculine Card (Rose Hill Stamp Camp)

Quite a few of my recent cards have had a distinctly autumn theme -- many of them also have a masculine feel.  To begin my series of these cards, I've chosen the card we made at my table this past Saturday at Rose Hill Stamp Camp -- a simple Z-fold card.

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Note, the base card stock is cut lengthwise (11” x 4-1/4”) and is scored at 2-3/4” and 5-1/2” to create the panel on the front.  Here’s a quick shot of how the card looks when it’s open.


Stamp Set
·       * Rooted in Nature

·       * Early Espresso card stock (11” x 4-1/4”; about 3-3/4” x 2-3/4” for oval)
·       * Mossy Meadow card stock (5-1/4” x 4” for inside; 4” x 2-1/2” for front panel; about 3-3/8” x 2-1/2” for oval)
·       * Crumb Cake card stock (5” x 3-3/4” for inside; 3-3/4” x 2-1/4” for front panel)
·       * Very Vanilla card stock (3-1/2” x 2-1/4” for inside; about 3-1/2” x 2-1/2” for tree)

·       * Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad (tree)
·       * Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Pad (leaves on inside)
·       * Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad (embossing)

Accessories and Tools
·       * Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
·       * Nature's Roots Framelits Dies
·       * Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder
·       * Crumb Cake Thick Baker’s Twine (retired)
·       * Faceted Dots
·       * Adhesives: SNAIL; Tombow Liquid Glue; Glue Dot

  1. To create the embossed look of this card, apply Crumb Cake ink to the bumpy side of the embossing folder before inserting the paper.  When it’s run through the Big Shot, both texture and color will be added at the same time!  When you’re finished, simply run the embossing folder under the water faucet for easy cleanup!
  2. Adhere the ovals and tree together, and then apply adhesive only to one half of the back of the Early Espresso oval before adhering to left panel.  (If adhesive is applied to the entire back, the card will be glued shut.  OOPS!)
  3. To hold twine in place, apply one rolled-up glue dot behind the knot.
  4. With apologies – for this card I used retired Thick Baker’s Twine because I didn’t have enough of the current Linen Thread on hand to do the stamp camp where this card was made.  If using Linen Thread, I would wrap it around the card two or three times before tying the knot.
  5. Nothing on this card is popped up with Dimensionals – the Z-fold design with added layers of card stock already creates a fairly thick card.

Cathy  ;D 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Painted Harvest Card (9/22/2018 Rose Hill Stamp Camp)

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This is the card we made at my table at Rose Hill Stamp Camp on September 22, 2018.  See details below.


Stamp Sets
* Painted Harvest (sunflower & leaves)
* Wood Words (tag)
* Buffalo Check (background - 2018 Holiday Catalog)

* Basic Black card stock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"; 4-1/4" x 3")
* Daffodil Delight card stock (5-1/4" x 4")
* Whisper White card stock (4" x 2-3/4")
* Sahara Sand card stock (scrap for tag)

* Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad (layer 1 of sunflower and background checks)
* Mango Melody Classic Stampin' Pad (layer 2 of sunflower)
* Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad (center of sunflower)
* Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad (dots in center of sunflower)
* Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin' Pad (leaves)
* Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad (words)

* Granny Apple Green 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon
* Linen Thread
* Wood Crate Framelits Dies (tag)
* Adhesives (Glue Dots, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

Hope you enjoy this card!

Cathy  ;D

Cards from Rose Hill Stamp Camp (9/22/2018)

Hey, folks!  Remember me?!  It's been a long dry spell between posts, so today I'm posting photos of all the cards we made at Rose Hill Stamp Camp on September 22.  Some fun cards here!  Hope they inspire you to create your own seasonal cards!  (Click on images for closer look.)

The next Rose Hill Stamp Camp is Saturday, October 27, 2018.  Visit my Upcoming Stampin' Events page for details.

Cathy  ;D