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World Card-Making Day – Gently Falling Oak Leaf Card

Today is World Card-Making Day!   What cards do you need to make?  I can always use “Thinking of You” cards – they serve so many purposes!

Love this color combination for fall – Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, and Brushed Gold.  So very elegant.  The leaf was embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.

Sending cards with lots of embellishments can be tricky with the postal service.  So here’s a quick tip – use cardstock circles instead of brads.  They add interest, layers, but not a lot of bulk.  This way the card can be easily mailed.

Gently Falling-embossed leaf

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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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Happy Thanksgiving!

May all of you have a blessed Thanksgiving day!

 

Lovely as a Tree-houndstooth thanks

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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….

 

autumnharvest-inkwashtexturemasking

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

autumnharvest-brayerstripes

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

autumn-harvest-bookmark-sudsol-blog-2

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Lovely as a Tree Thank You

I've rediscovered my love of our wheels recently.  Here is a very simple thank you card using Lovely as a Tree and our Bright Blessings jumbo wheel:

lovely-as-a-tree-thankful-wheel

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Autumn Spice Forest Tree

Welcome!  You may have found me today if you are following the SU Stars Blog Hop from the previous stop – Creative Designs by Jackie

http://jackielwatson.blogspot.com

The Autumn Spice DSP is thick and wonderful to use in your crafting!  I created this card for my Fabulous Fall Stamp Camp last September:

forest-friends-designer-label

Don't you love the Hodgepodge Hardware accent piece?  We used a sponge to create the ground and and fill in the leaf section.

The next stop on the blog tour is Denise Foor's blog – http://denisefoor.blogspot.com/

Want to start at the top of the blog tour?  You can begin again here – http://www.su-stars.blogspot.com/

 

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