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A Long Farewell to Autumn Harvest

Today's long farewell is to Autumn Harvest.  This is one of my all-time favorite stamp sets!  The stamp set can be used for both elegant and whimsical cards…leave out the cute little face and you've got a fabulous card like this….

 

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Then, if you wanted a sweet little card to send to your favorite pumpkin, add the face image like this card:

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You could even leave out the pumpkin all together! Here is a rich-looking card using only the leaf from the stamp set!

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Autumn Harvest Blessings

Keeping my wheels raring to go, here is another easy Thanksgiving card usiing Bright Blessings jumbo wheel and Autumn Harvest stamp set. 

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Autumn Harvest Fossil Stone

Fossil stone is a fabulously easy technique you can create with very few supplies.

  • Plastic Card Protector Sleeve (sides cut)
  • 2 Coordinating Inkpads
  • 2 Pieces of Glossy Paper
  • Brayer
  1. Open card protector sleeve.  With an open inkpad, smoosh one ink on the inside of each sleeve side.
  2. Put the glossy paper pieces back to back with the glossy sides on the outside.
  3. Put in sleeve and flip the top sleeve side down.
  4. Rub the brayer back and forth.
  5. Lift off the top part of the sleeve and set pieces aside to dry (a minute or two).
  6. Use as a background or stamp on top of it!

Here is an example of a card using this technique:

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I also used the new waffle paper and antique brads.  On the Cajun Craze layer, I sprayed some Shimmer Spray.

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SUDSOL November Blog Tour

SUDSOL Blog Tour

Today I am featured in the SUDSOL New Catalog Blog Tour!  SUDSOL (Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing Online) is a fabulous resource for demonstrators, and this group of stampers is so willing to share their business ideas, creative projects, and support.  SUDSOL is especially wonderful if you don't have a local or involved upline.  I have been a member of SUDSOL since 2002 – and it is the email group I turn to for 100% of my business questions.  You must be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator to join this group, and there is a fee to join, but this group will boost your confidence and business ability like no other on the web!  Plus, there are so many ways to earn FREE membership – why not take the 2-week trial and check it out for yourself!  Be sure to use me – Jane Hignite – as your referral!!! 

Join me on SUDSOL – Your 24/7 Upline!

Thanksgiving falls right around my birthday…in fact, I was born the morning after Thanksgiving.  Fall has always been my favorite time of year, especially with the gorgeous changing colors of Wisconsin treelines. 

My samples today reflect my favorite season!

Sample 1 – Shattered Glass Lovely as a Tree Thanksgiving Card

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The first sample uses one of my customers' favorite stamp sets – Lovely as a Tree.  The technique used is shattered glass.

Supplies

  • Lovely as a Tree/Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Sets
  • Natural White/Cajun Craze Card Stock
  • Pumpkin Pie/Cajun Craze Inkpad
  • Sponge Brayer
  • Quilters Tape
  • Antique Brad/Paper Piercing Tool

Instructions

  1. Make several strips of the quilters tape.  Before placing on the stamping layer, take off the excess stickiness by placing it on and off your clothes a few times. 
  2. If you want, you can tear off the edges of the tape for a different effect.
  3. Layer the strips in an interesting pattern.  Be sure to leave some space open for stamping.
  4. Ink up the sponge brayer with Pumpkin Pie ink.
  5. Brayer over the entire large piece.  Then brayer over small piece of cardstock (should be lighter). 
  6. Ink stamps in Cajun Craze and stamp inside sections.  Be sure to stamp on top of the tape too for the desired look of shattered glass.
  7. Carefully lift off the tape from the cardstock. 
  8. Stamp smaller piece with the leaf and phrase.
  9. Mount small pieces and add brad.
  10. Mount remaining pieces.

Sample 2 – Autumn Harvest Thanksgiving Card

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Supplies

  • Autumn Harvest/Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
  • Very Vanilla/More Mustard/Cajun Craze/Old Olive CS
  • More Mustard/Cajun Craze/Old Olive/Tangerine Tango/Early Espresso Ink
  • Sponge
  • Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Gold Brads/Paper Piercing Tool
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Crimper

Instructions

  1. Stamp images in collage technique on large piece of Very Vanilla.  Be sure to stamp some of the borders.
  2. Stamp main focal image and sponge edges.
  3. Mount main focal image to Old Olive CS. 
  4. Attach ribbon and insert brad through center.
  5. Pop up phrase with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  6. Crimp large stamped Very Vanilla piece. 
  7. Mount to other layers.

Sample 3 – Autumn Harvest Bookmark Card

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Supplies

  • Big Shot/Bookmark Die/Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • Autumn Harvest/Grateful Greetings Stamp Sets
  • Autumn Spice Designer Series Paper
  • Very Vanilla/More Mustard/Early Espresso/Old Olive CS
  • Early Espresso/Old Olive Ink
  • Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Scallop Circle Punch/Scallop Oval Punch/Large Oval Punch/1-1/4" Circle Punch
  • Sponge
  • Stampin' Dimensionals

Instructions

  1. Run piece of More Mustard CS through Bookmark Die on Big Shot.
  2. Run bookmark through Polka Dot Embossing Folder.
  3. Stamp leaf in Old Olive ink on Very Vanilla CS.
  4. Punch out leaf with 1-1/4" circle punch; sponge with Old Olive Ink.
  5. Punch out Early Espresso scallop circle punch.
  6. Stamp phrase in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla CS.
  7. Punch out with large oval punch; sponge with Old Olive ink.
  8. Punch our an Old Olive scallop oval.
  9. Adhere pieces of CS; tie ribbon around DSP piece section.
  10. Pop up bookmark section piece with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  11. Mount remaining pieces.

 If you want to see more of my stamping creations, you can check out my Featured Stamper (12/09) Sudsol Gallery HERE or my regular SUDSOL gallery HERE

I certainly hope you enjoyed your visit on the SUDSOL Holiday Blog Tour. 

 

 

 

 

 

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