Good morning! Hope you are having a wonderful day so far and that it just gets better and better! Fall is very much in the air! The days are shorter and nights are longer. The air is nippy and the trees are already starting to turn here in Western Michigan. the kids are back in school and hopefully you have time to create something special today!
My card for this post has many fall colors to celebrate the change in seasons. I have a fun fold Thank You card for you that is CASED from Lisa Curcio of Lisa’s Stamp Studio design Easy Fun Birthday Card. Check out her blog for a great video on this type of card.
My fall color combination for today is Early Expresso (ink 147114/ card stock 119686), Crumb Cake (ink 147116/ card stock 120953), Crushed Curry (ink 147087/ card stock 131199), Cajun Craze (ink 147085 /card stock 119684), Tangerine Tango (retired)(try substituting Grapefruit Grove card stock 146972), and Very Vanilla (card stock 101650).
My card base is a 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ piece of Early Expresso card stock (119686). I cut a 1″ X 7″ strip of Crumb Cake (120953) card stock for the flap and scored and folded it at 1 1/4″. I Cut two 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ strips of Early Expresso color Neutrals 6 X 6 DSP (146967) (Designer’s Series Paper) and one 3″ X 5 1/2″ of another Coordinating Early Expresso Neutrals 6 X 6 DSP (146967). I cut a 3″ X 11″ piece of Very Vanilla card stock (101650) for the center. I Scored and folded this piece at 5 1/2″.
Using the Rooted in Nature leaf dies (146341), I cut leaves in Crushed Curry (131199), Tangerine Tango (retired)(possible substitution Grapefruit Grove card stock 146972), and Cajun Craze (119684). I Cut the “amazing” die cut from the Celebrate You Thinlits (146840) using Crushed Curry card stock (131199).
I adhered the larger strip of DSP (146967) to the front of the folded Very Vanilla (101650) section. I put tape on the back of the folded Very Vanilla (101650) section. I taped both the front and back of the 1 1/4″ section of the Crumb Cake (120953) strip. I adhered this portion of the Crumb Cake strip to the back of the Very Vanilla (101650) section on the right lower third so that the larger flap goes over the front of the card. I adhered the thin strips of DSP (146967) to the back (on top of the Crumb Cake strip 120953)) leaving an even strip on the two longest sides of the front of the Very Vanilla (101650) section. I Applied more Snail Adhesive (104332) to the back of the strips and adhere this whole piece to my card base.
I lay the die cut face down on to release paper-like the leftovers after you remove all the Dimensionals or your craft sheet (127853). I used Double-sided tape and carefully applied the tape to the back of “Amazing” die cut while holding the die cut cut down with the tip of my finger. Using a double-sided tape dispenser that is new or just been refilled is very helpful because the tape flows freely. I applied tape only to the part of Amazing that would be on the Crumb Cake strip. It is Especially important to tape the tip of the “g” to hold that in place. When attaching the Amazing die cut fold back the card so the crumb Cake.
The Crumb Cake Strip tends to pop up so Lisa recommends using a Mini Glue Dot (103683) to hold the strip down. The Mini Glue Dots (103683) are just too sticky and would rip the paper at full strength. So by rolling one around between my two fingers I left an oily residue on the dot. this will make the dot just sticky enough to hold the strip down. I put this slightly sticky dot near where the ‘A” of Amazing is on the Crumb Cake strip. This worked perfectly!
I attached the three center leaves with Snail Adhesive (104332). The two outer leaves are attached near the stems with mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108). the Baker’s Twine I used was Whisper White Baker’s Twine (124262) that I colored with re-inkers. I mixed many different color including Early Expresso to get the brown of the pictured bow.
I like to make multi-color Baker’s Twine as well as match the different colors using re-inkers. It’s easy! I go over how to do it in my post “Thankful for Fall Leaves” Check it out!
When I do this card again I will make sure there is more contrast between the thin strips of DSP and the top DSP. I feel the striped DSP gets lost in this card. I think maybe using Crushed Curry for the Card Base would have improved this card too! What do you think? I will have to try it and see 🙂
If you try this card please leave me a comment and picture. I would love to see it!
A Few Reminders
the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog is now live! It is available now at my 24/7 online shop here!
If you would like a copy of the Holiday catalog email me at SunnyLuCards@gmail.com with your name and mailing address
If you are looking for a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be honored to be that person. I truly appreciate when I am the person you place an order with!
Another reminder: If you hostess a workshop during the month of September, you can get a free pack of Christmas paper. Hostess a workshop in your home, by catalog or even online. If you are interested check out this link for more information on hostess benefits and give me a call at 616-490-1731 today to set up a date!
Are you in the West Michigan area? Are you interested in joining a Stamp Club? My plan is to have the Stamp Club meet once a month on the first Friday of the month from 1-4pm. At this meeting members would learn new techniques and make at least 3 cards or 3D projects.
All 6 members would commit to a 6 month period. Each person would agree to order at least $25 of products each month. Every month one member would be the hostess and would get these hostess benefits. Which would be at least $15 worth of free products. The amount of free products you would earn depends on how much the club members order.
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