NEW You’re Wonderful Set & For All Things Trio of Leaves

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Hi Stamping Friends!

I had the pleasure of stamping with several of my Too Cool Team members last night during our September Shoebox Swap.  Our theme was Fall, and everyone's projects were fantastic!  I'll be sharing them in future posts, but today I thought I'd start with my contribution to our swap!

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NEW You're Wonderful Photopolymer Stamp Set—(#139158) The perfect set to celebrate all of the wonderful people in your life—You're Wonderful!  Mix & match the phrases for dozens of cute sayings, then decorate with the sweet flowers!  See some adorable samples using this set: Stampin' Up! You're Wonderful.
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My Too Cool Team Fall Shoebox Swap card featured the For All Things set.  I had the team do the simple version, then I tried a stepped-up version with my all-time favorite technique.

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Background Basics—I started with a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla card stock, which I stamped with the Hardwood background stamp in Sahara Sand ink. 

TIP: For background stamps, I like to ink the stamp, turn it rubber-side-up and lay it on the table, lay the card stock over the top, and burnish over the entire piece to transfer the ink.

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Trio of Leaves—I stamped the beautiful oak leaf in Cajun Craze, Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss onto a piece of 2" x 5-1/4" Very Vanilla card stock.  It's mounted onto a 2-1/4" x 5-1/4" piece of Cajun Craze.

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Washi Tape Accents—For some coordinating color, I added two strips of the Color Me Autumn Washi Tape across the bottom of the background, then I adhered the piece to a Blackberry Bliss card base.
Finishing Details—After adhering the leaves layer to the card front, I stamped a For All Things greeting on the background in Blackberry Bliss.  I finished off the card with a Gold Metallic Button and a Linen Thread double-bow. 
TIP: I used Glue Dots to attach the button to the card and, instead of threading the button with the Linen Thread, I tied a bow separately, then used another Glue Dot to adhere it to the top of the button.  Saves the hassle and looks like it's tied through the button!
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For the second card, I experimented with the Emboss Resist Technique.
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Emboss Resist—First, I stamped the Dictionary background in Sahara Sand onto the 2" x 5-1/4" piece.  Then, I stamped the For All Things leaf three times in VersaMark on the same piece and embossed the shapes with Clear Embossing Powder. 
Finally, I used sponge daubers to add Cajun Craze, Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss colors over the top of the embossed leaves.  Any residual ink is wiped away with a tissue. 
Shhh! Secret Mess-Up—I wrapped the layer with a Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon to cover an embossing mistake.  Ooops!
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Oh, no!  What happened to my photo's color here…yikes!  Anyway, you get the idea!
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TC Stamper Sampler Class: Fun & Festive Boxes

Join us Tuesday, September 16, as we create 6 adorable boxes in a variety of styles and sizes.  You'll learn helpful tips for successful box assembly and see fantastic ideas for decorating your boxes, too!  Plus, I'll share some cost-cutting tips to help you decide which box style would work best to create favors for your upcoming holiday parties and special events!  Class-To-Go Kits available.

See Complete Details For The Fun & Festive Boxes Class!

RSVP By September 15, 2014.  Space is limited for this event.  Contact me to sign up today!

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October Countdown To Christmas Letterpress Winter Class

Let's Make Holiday Cards!  Create 12 cards (6 each of 2 designs) in this stamp-a-stack style class on Saturday, October 4!  Kit includes the Letterpress Winter Stamp set, a package of Frosted Sequins, and all the supplies you need to make the 12 cards!  Class-To-Go Kits available.

See Complete Details For The Letterpress Winter Class!

Pre-paid Registration by September 22, 2014.  Contact me today!


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