Saturday, October 22, 2011

I Love Fall Cards!

I've had 2 Stampin' Up parties over the course of the past 2 weeks.....which is a lot for me!  =-)  Here are the cards that we made.  I am still looking for one of the cards we made to photo, but haven't been able to lay my hands on it yet.

Card #1  Autumn Splendor Card using the Joseph's Coat technique (I saw this here).

This is a really neat technique, but it works best if you allow the work with the ink pads etc.. on the glossy paper to dry over night.  I also learned how to make this cute acorn using the Fancy Flowers Big Shot die and the large oval punch on Frenchie's blog too.

Card # 2  Fall Card using Day of Gratitude and Spice Cake dsp

I love the bold design of this set and the colors of the dsp--pool party, more mustard, and soft suede.  I know I CASEd this from someone--if I figure out who I'll put in the link.

Card #3  Another Fall Card using Spice Cake dsp

This card was cased from Chic 'n Scratch.  I made some slight changes--it uses a new set from the winter mini--Hand Penned Holidays, an a la carte stamp from the big catalog called Triple Treat Flower which coordinates with the Fancy Flower punch, the 5 Petal Flower punch and the 1/2 inch circle punch.  The ribbon is the scallop dot ribbon turned upside down.

Card #4 Spooky Bingo Bits Peek-a-Boo Halloween Card

I was not going to buy the Big Shot Die in the mini--Peek-a-Boo frames because I was not going to make an advent calendar....then I looked at it from a different perspective and at the same time I started seeing other people who were doing the same thing--using an individual frame as a focal point on a card like a "lift a flap" in a children's book.  I've seen this card on several blogs--I think someone made it as a swap card for the group of demonstrators that were in the top 100 this past year!

Very basic front of card -- lift the flap/window and here's what you see:

The inside of the card looks like this--I used the Halloween sentiment from Delightful Dozen.

I am really enjoying the Frightful Sight dsp also.  I've used more Cajun Craze with it then I have in the past 2 years combined.

Card #5  A glimpse of Christmas!

This is a super easy card that I saw here on the blog Simple and Sincere.  I really enjoy Jen's style and have a lot of her cards bookmarked to case.  This uses the set Easy Events.

You can't tell it from here, but I added a touch of Dazzling Details on each of the red berries--very cute in real life!

Last, but not least.....#6  Witch's Hat 3-D Nugget Holder

This uses the petal cone die--and a scallop circle die embossed with the spider web embossing folder. I found the directions on line and when I can figure out where my directions are I'll post the link for you! Here's a link to one a bit like this one--not the exact tutorial I used, but almost--and there's a video with it too! I'm cleaning my stamp room tonight so hopefully this tutorial will show up as well as the missing card! Here's what it looks like from the back--not the best picture, but you get the idea!

Whew!  Okay, can you tell I had trouble dialing back on all the fun fall ideas that I had?  Sooo, instead I demonstrated 4 quickly and then we all made the Halloween card and witch's hat!  I love getting together with this group of women.  Such a stress reliever from everyday worries!  I'm hoping all the cards at once will make up for my lack of posting lately.  I should be able to get cards made to post next weekend as I am off for a day due to parent teacher conferences.  E-mail me if you have any questions!  Dawn


lisa808 said...

The leaves on your first card are beautiful. Love the witch's hat!

Anonymous said...

These projects are sooo cute! My favorite is the acorn. Is there any little tips for it?

Chris R. from Iowa