Truly Grateful for Lighthearted Leaves and My Wonderful Family

By Debbie Mageed, Truly Grateful, Lighthearted Leaves, Easel Card, Thanksgiving, Holiday, Stampin Up

 

I’m Truly Grateful that you stopped by!! This card was a real creative challenge from beginning to end but I thought I would share it with you anyway. It’s possible to complete a card that doesn’t go together quite as easily as you’d wish. I’m sure that you have had that problem once in a great while, right? That’s the fun of creating! 🙂

Inspired by a recent purchase of the Leaf Quilt Die from Gina Marie Designs, I really wanted to make it rustic with the Wood Textures DSP (can’t use this paper enough!). Paper piecing has not been one of my most creative success stories, because of how each piece has to be glued/taped down. I wanted to try it on Peel & Stick Craft Foam to make that process easier and less messy. The easel part of this card came when I  scored the card base cardstock in the wrong spot once I realized that the card was too big for 8″x11″ cardstock after completing the card front, therefore not allowing the card to stand correctly. An easel card was my solution, but what would you have done?

 

It’s All in the Details
  • I described the mishaps of this card so this part is just the assembly.
    • Card base: 12″ x 5″ and scored at 2 7/8″ and 5 3/4″
    • Card front: 6 1/4″ x 5″
    • Dark wood background layer: 4 5/8″ x 5 7/8″ (2)
    • Light wood background layer: 4 1/2″ x 5 3/4″ (2)
  • I cut black Peel & Stick craft foam to a smidge less than the 4″ square of the Leaf Quilt Die. Cutting the die with two patterns of the Wood Textures DSP and the Old Olive Ombre pattern from the Color Theory DSP, I began the really easy process of putting the focal piece together.
  • The focal image was adhered to the background layers, then I made a bow with the Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon and wrapped and adhered it to the back ground layers.
  • The sentiment from Truly Grateful stamp set was inked up with Early Espresso and stamped onto the light wood DSP. It was cropped out with the Oval Punch and then layered onto the dark wood DSP that was cropped with the small Lots of Layers Framelits.
  • Finishing Touch was cutting the leaves from Stylish Stems for the sentiment area.
Easel:
  • I adhered the two DSP layers together, then cut the Lots of Layers Framelit with both the Wood Textures DSP and Peel & Stick craft foam.
  • The leaves were cut from the Old Olive crackle DSP pattern.
  • The Blessings from Gina Marie Designs was cut from the dark wood DSP.
  • The sentiment from Lighthearted Leaves stamp set was inked with Early Espresso.
  • Because the card front is longer than 12″ cardstock, scoring at 6 1/4″ will keep the easel card looking right. I adhered the card front to the card base by laying it on top of the card base with adhesive on the last flap on the easel front.
  • Whew – done! This card isn’t perfect but I do like the results. As my sister Katy says, if you want a perfect card, go to Hallmark. LOL
Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products
  • Stamp Sets: Truly Grateful, Lighthearted Leaves
  • Paper: Wood Textures DSP, Color Theory DSP, Old Olive 12″x12″ Cardstock
  • Ink: Early Espresso
  • SU Tools: Lots of Labels Framelits, Stylish Stems Thinlits, Small Oval Punch, non-SU: Gina Marie Designs Leaf Quilt Die, Blessings Word Die, Peel & Stick Black Craft Foam
  • Finishing Touch: Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon

 

 

I would like to submit my card to the following challenges. Please check them out and play along with me:

 

Thanks for coming to my blog today and hope you will leave me a comment! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time. Want to know what’s new with SU?  Check out my What’s New on the menu. Until next time, have fun in your craft room!

 

DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Products

Truly Grateful Clear Stamp Set

Truly Grateful Clear Stamp Set
[131733]
$19.95

Lighthearted Leaves Photopolymer Stamp Set

Lighthearted Leaves Photopolymer Stamp Set
[139712]
$26.00

Old Olive 12" X 12" Card Stock

Old Olive 12″ X 12″ Card Stock
[124284]
$5.95

Stylish Stems Framelits Dies

Stylish Stems Framelits Dies
[142750]
$31.00

Small Oval Punch

Small Oval Punch
[120908]
$12.95

Birthday Blooms and Just Kidding for the Happiest Birthday Card from Stampin’ Up!

By Debbie Mageed, Birthday Blooms, Just Kidding, Flourish Thinlits, Watercolor Pencils, Stampin Up

 

I hope you all enjoyed our last Crafters Café challenge! The Design Team loved visiting you all and seeing your beautiful creations! We are now onto our next challenge and it is going to be so much fun. I’m sure you all love Tic Tac Toe. I have great memories playing this game with my kids, especially in restaurants to keep them occupied LOL. My card for you today used the Ribbon-Charm-Lace row. I used the absolutely fantastic digital image, Frame It Happiness, and loved coloring the flowers with my Stampin’ Up! watercolor pencils. I have never been that good at coloring, but these pencils are great! I have learned to take a couple of different colors and blend them together for a really unique look. I’m sure you can do it even better, so give it a go!

 

THEME: TIC TAC TOE
with a difference, no matter which line, row or diagonal 
you MUST include the middle square.
Sponsor
Bugaboo
Prize: 4 Digis
By Debbie Mageed, Birthday Blooms, Just Kidding, Flourish Thinlits, Watercolor Pencils, Stampin Up
It’s All in the Details
  • After sizing, printing and cutting the digi image, I started watching TV – and coloring to my heart’s content! So fun and relaxing!! I had no plan or preconceived image that I was going for. Each color was chosen based on the last one till I was finished. How do you start your process of coloring?
  • Once the coloring was completed, I chose my card base color, Bermuda Bay, and an accent layer, Rich Razzleberry. I layered the colored image onto the Rich Razzleberry then added the Rich Razzleberry Taffeta Ribbon  to the middle of the card. This ribbon was in a Holiday Catalog a couple of years ago (therefore retired). I then adhered both layers onto the card base.
  • The sentiment from Birthday Blooms was inked up with Rich Razzleberry ink then cropped out with a Stitched Oval Framelit. Rich Razzleberry cardstock was cut with the scalloped oval and Melon Mambo was also cut with an oval that was just slightly larger. All three were layered together.
  • Flourish Thinlits cut the leaf and flowers in Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo. The lace doily was centered onto the card over the ribbon, the sentiment was adhered on top of the doily with one flower and the leaf tucked underneath and the other flower popped up with mini dimensionals on top of the sentiment.
  • Finishing Touch: Using Brights Enamel Shapes to the center of the flowers (and hide adhesive) and the silver Botanical Garden Jewel to add that little bit of bling that makes every card more special!
By Debbie Mageed, Birthday Blooms, Just Kidding, Flourish Thinlits, Watercolor Pencils, Stampin Up

 

INSIDE:

This card is for someone special, so I used the fun sentiment in the Just Kidding stamp set in Rich Razzleberry. I then added the flowers from Birthday Blooms and colored them with watercolor pencils.

 

 

 

Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products
  • Stamp Sets: Birthday Blooms, Just Kidding
  • Paper: Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo
  • Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • SU Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Flourish Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Watercolor Pencils
  • Finishing Touch: Brights Enamel Shapes, Doilies, Botanical Garden Jewels Embellishments, Rich Razzleberry Taffeta Ribbon

 

I would like to submit my card to the following challenges. Please check them out and play along with me:

Now, it’s your turn! Please stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at Crafters Café  and play along! Please follow the Challenge Guidelines below to be eligible to win.
Crafters Café Guidelines:
  • Our challenges run bi-monthly – 1st and 15th of each month
  • Follow the Crafter’s CafĂ© Challenge Blog
  • Your creation must be new – no back-linking to previous posts
  • Please adhere to the theme. If the theme is not recognizable, you won’t be included in the prizes or top 3
  • You MUST link your entry to your blog post or gallery (not your entire blog) AND link your post to our blog
  • You can enter up to three (3) cards for each challenge
  • You may enter up to 10 challenges including ours, so that is 9 + us

 

Thanks for coming to my blog today and hope you will leave me a comment! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time. Want to know what’s new with SU?  Check out my What’s New on the menu. Until next time, have fun in your craft room!

 

DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Product

Botanical Garden Jewels

Botanical Garden Jewels
[140585]
$7.00