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Cherry Cobbler Embossed Leaf on a Paint Chip

Didn’t that title get you excited?  I love the names Stampin’ Up! combines with our products.  Remember my post a while ago about my craft hoarding?  Well, paint chips are my weakness.  I adore them – and the names given to the paints make me swoon too!  Here is a rich color combination (Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, and Naturals Ivory) using my favorite stamp sets Gently Falling and Wetlands (phrase).  That Cherry Cobbler embossing powder makes that leaf pop off the paint chip!  Those wood buttons are perfect for this card too!

Gently Falling-Paint Chip Swipe

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Gently Falling Embossed Acorn Thank You Card

Last year (yes, you read that right LAST YEAR), I created a One Sheet Wonder image sheet for a swap using Gently Falling.  That set is PERFECT to use for One Sheet Wonders!  I have created several cards from that one image sheet.  Trust me, you’ll be seeing more of these in upcoming posts!

I love that little acorn in the stamp set – I paired it with the Autumn Accents die acorn (which was embossed here) for this card.   The phrase is from the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set.

Gently Falling-Collage Acorns

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Gently Falling Two-Step Thank You Card

Two-step stamping has been around forever (thanks to always fabulous Stampin’ Up! stamp sets), but it is not forefront and center these days.  I’m not sure why – as it is a perfect technique when you don’t want to take the time to color in your fine-lined stamp images.

Here’s a pretty but simple two-step stamped card with Gently Falling.  I added some distressing to the embossed folder by taking my inkpad and smooshing over the top of the embossed card stock.

Gently Falling-woodgrain embossed

Color combination is Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Tangerine Tango, and Early Espresso…love it!


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Gently Falling Laminate Swatch Cards

I’m a craft hoarder.  There, I’ve said it.  I love to go into any kind of store and look for items to craft with, sometimes buying (or if free, taking) too much to use at one time.  Then I have to find a way to deal with it in my limited space.  Craft hoarders can be organized…key word-“can”.  I try, but alas, I don’t always attain my goals in that.

On a not-so-recent trip to a large do-it-yourself store, I found gorgeous laminate examples up for grabs.  Like any good crafting hoarder, I took more than I needed, but squirreled it away for another day.  I found some of these again just a few days ago, and it was if I found gold.  The colors screamed fall to me.

Here are the two I came up with using Gently Falling:

Gently Falling-Helicopter


Gently Falling-Counter Chip Emb

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Gently Falling Top Note Birthday Card

I’ve been itching to use my fall stamp sets.  Not that I don’t love my flowers, but I’m ready for the change of seasons.  Gently Falling is that perfect fall stamp set that can be used for many different occasions.  This is a swap I made over the summer – I love the masculine color combination.


Gently Falling-Birthday Top Note

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Gently Falling

Wow…it has been such a long time since I have have posted.  Sorry about that…real life is getting in the way these days.  I am planning on spending most of the morning updating my blog and adding content.  I'll get back on track, I promise!

Last night I held my Fabulous Fall Stamp Camp.  I made pumpkin cake (recipe in my recipe section) and played some Vince Guaraldi (Charlie Brown/jazz music pianist and composer).  We had a small but truly wonderful group. 

One of my all-time favorite stamp sets has to be the new Gently Falling stamp set in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  Fall is my favorite season, and the leaves in this set get me in the autumn mood!

One of the very first techniques I taught my Technique Tuesday crowd over 4 years ago was the Vanilla Double technique.  It is a quick and easy technique that always turns out stunning.  So here is what I came up with for last night's class:


Gently Falling-vanilla double


The Spice Cake DSP is lovely to work with.  I am surprised how much I am using it…the Pool Party color is a pretty accent with the other colors.  The new Velvet RIbbon is dreamy!  This scan is the prototype for the card we made – I cut the DSP down a little bit and we used the Vintage Trinkets brads instead at the stamp camp. 

Watch for an upcoming post on my Holiday Mini Catalog shares – you'll want one of everything!!!

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