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Stampin’ Up! Love of Leaves Birthday

inkin-krew-blog-hop-banner2Good Morning Everyone! I hope you have started with a good week and that it continues in these strange days.

Today our Krew Blog Hop theme is ‘Fall Frenzy’ which we can interpret any way we wish. So, come along and join the fun!

For today’s card I have chosen to use the Love of Leaves bundle, available in the new mini catalog (page 49). By purchasing the bundle you save 10% over the cost of the individual items. Since it is a birthday, I used the sentiment from Special Someone for the front and one from another company for the inside. Both sentiments are stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in Copper Embossing Powder.

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The card base is Crumb Cake with a panel of Designer Series Paper from the Good Taste package adhered with Liquid Glue. Over this lovely woodgrain paper I added a smaller panel of Copper Foil Sheets embossed with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I then cut leaves in Mossy Meadow, Mango Melody, Pear Pzazz, Copper Foil and Cajun Craze.  The leaves are cut using the Stitched Leaves dies in the Love of Leaves Bundle. The Cajun Craze berries are from the retired Frosted Bouquet dies and the Mango Melody branch is from In the Woods.

The sentiment was stamped on Crumb Cake in Versamark ink, heat embossed with Copper Emboss Powder, and  cut with a die from the Beautiful Boughs dies. Before stamping with Versamark ink it is good to used the Embossing Buddy to go over the panel to prevent any stray bits of copper where you don’t want them. I used my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker to edge both the sentiment label and the embossed copper panel. It doesn’t really show, but makes for a more finished look somehow.

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I adhered the sentiment label with Stampin’ Dimensionals, dry fit all the components, then took a photo  when I was satisfied. My memory fails me sometimes when I try to re-create the look, so a photo on my phone is helpful.

A linen thread bow attached with a Mini Glue Dot finishes the front.

For the inside, I cut a panel of Copper Foil Sheets for a mat, then a Mossy Meadow liner was adhered with liquid glue over that. The sentiment is stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Copper Emboss Powder.

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To dress it up a bit I added some leaves from Love of Leaves in Versamark in the corners, then embossed them also in copper.

The envelope flap has more of the Good Taste DSP, and the front was stamped with a single leaf from Love of Leaves in the corner with Cajun Craze. For some reason that photo didn’t turn out and I didn’t have the the inclination to take another one.

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Stampin’ Up! Gathered Leaves and Gratitude

Good Saturday morning, Folks! I hope your weekend is off to a good start. So much to do, so little time! And, it seems to move more quickly with each passing day. Make the most of YOUR time!

Today’s card uses several stamp sets to accomplish a different autumn look. My card base is Cajun Craze, which has to be my go-to color for fall. To this I adhered a Grapefruit Grove mat with a panel of Come to Gather Designer Series Paper.

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I knew I wanted to use copper on this card, so proceeded to stamp the small leaves from To Every Season  in Versamark ink, after rubbing my Embossing Buddy over the whole panel. I do this so there won’t be little bits of copper where I don’t want them. I then added the Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set it with my heat gun.

Next, I stamped the large leaf from Gather Together in Cajun Craze, and cut it out using the matching die from Gathered Leaves. I also cut one from a Post-It note to use as a mask, anticipating that I might need a mask.

I thought the wheat from Gather Together would be a nice autumn touch, so I stamped it in Soft Suede ink on Soft Suede card stock. I am not sure this was the best choice, but I didn’t make that decision until I had already glued it onto my card front, so there the wheat stays. By the way, these were fussy cut.

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I inked one of the cut-and-emboss dies from Gathered Leaves in Versamark ink, then cut and embossed it on a scrap of Cajun Craze. I then heat embossed it for a different look. I also cut two leaves using the cut-and-emboss dies from Gathered Leaves from Copper foil.

The sentiment, from Day of Thanks is stamped in Cajun Craze on Grapefruit Grove, then die cut using one of the Stitched Nested Labels dies. This was adhered to my card front with Liquid Glue.

Next up is the dry arrangement of the wheat and leaves. The large leaf and wheat are fixed on the card front with Liquid Glue. Stampin’ Dimensionals were used to adhere the coppery leaves. A final touch was the Linen Thread bow, which is attached with a Glue Dot.

On the inside, I simply stamped more of the small leaves from To Every Season, and heat embossed them in Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I left the rest blank so I could write a personal note.

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The envelope got a strip of the Come To Gather Designer Series Paper on the flap and more of the leaves stamped on the front.

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I started the front design by stamping the large leaf in Cajun Craze, letting it run off the edges. Here is where my fore-thought in making a mask came in handy. I used it to cover my stamped image, then stamped the wheat and some of those small leaves. The Wheat was stamped in Soft Suede and the little leaves in Versamark. They were then also heat embossed in Copper.

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I hope you enjoy my card. The Grapefruit Grove is a departure from my usual autumn color scheme, but I think it is good.

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