“Last Thursdays” Fabulous Fall Wreath Door Card

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Hi Stamping Friends!
One of my favorite stamp sets in the 2014 Holiday Catalog is the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer set.  It's an obvious choice for fun Christmas cards, but change up the colors and you can make yourself a fabulous Fall wreath, or even a sensational floral wreath in the Spring! 
We'll be trying the wreath stamp & framelit bundle at my "Last Thursdays" class tomorrow.  Please RSVP by 5pm today to let me know you'd like to attend! 
Mark Your Calendars For More Wreaths!—November's Countdown To Christmas features the Wondrous Wreath stamp set, so that's a great time to purchase the stamps, upgrade to the bundle, and receive the supplies to create 12 holiday cards all at a great price!  Stay tuned for more details coming soon!
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Last Thurs - four cool"Last Thursdays" Card Class Is Tomorrow!

RSVP by Today, September 24 at 5pm

Last Thursdays - logoCreate 4 cards using simple, yet Too Cool technqiues, plus envelopes.  Class is September 25, at 6:30pm, in my Too Cool Stamping Studio.

  • Class Fee—$10 OR it's FREE with a minimum order* placed at the event!  (Club members may select this class for FREE)
  • Class-To-Go Kits Available—Supplies are pre-cut—just add stamping & adhesives.  PDF instructions will be emailed.  Class fee: $10, plus $5.60 for Priority Shipping. OR, get the kit for FREE when you place a minimum $50 order at my Online Store by September 25 using this Hostess Code: UWG4H9SM

RSVP to me by Wednesday, September 24 at 5pm.  

*Fine Print: Minimum $20 order for FREE local class; $50 minimum order for a FREE Class-To-Go Kit. Order may not be combined with other workshop, class, or other special events orders.  US residents only.

September's "Last Thursdays" Projects

  • Fall Door With Wreath Card—Try the new Wondrous Wreath stamps and Wonderful Wreath Framelits and decorate a cute wooden door card!  So warm & inviting!
  • Colorful Birthday Surprise Card—Choose a colorful balloon, birthday hat, cupcake or present background with a glittery greeting!  A super card for any age & any gender!
  • Fall Fest Glimmer Leaves Card—Make glimmering, recessed leaf windows with the Fun Fall Framelits on this elegant, monochromatic card!
  • Fabulous Work of Art Daisy Card—Use the elements in the Work of Art set to create Impressionistic flowers on this "thinking of you" masterpiece!

This Is A Stamp Club Class Choice—If you're a member of my Too Cool Stamp Club, you can choose to take this class each month for FREE!  See complete details!  Want to join the club?  I'm currently signing up stampers for Group #2.

Class-To-Go Kits Are Available!  Simply add $5.60 for Priority Shipping to the cost of the class.  All supplies are pre-cut and ready to assemble, with a step-by-step Instruction PDF emailed to you. Just add your own inks and adhesives*.  Stamping is not included per Stampin' Up! policy.

Fall wreath - two cool  
As soon as I saw this wreath stamp set, I knew that I had to create a cute door card on which to hang it!  I thought the traditional size card was a little wide for a door, but I didn't want to stray from the standard card size.  So, instead, I trimmed a little off the side to make a smaller card front that's the perfect size!
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Background Basics—I started with a piece of 5-1/2" x 7-3/4" piece of Crumb Cake card stock, scored at 3-1/2".  After folding the card on the score line, I stamped the entire front, including the inside card that is showing, with the Hardwood background stamp in Crumb Cake ink. 
TIP: Ink the stamp and turn it rubber-side-up onto the table, then lay your card on top.  Burnish over the entire piece to transfer the ink.
Door Details—I added four door panels to the card front for realistic door detail.  There are a pair of 1-1/4" x 2-1/4" panels on the top and a pair of 1-1/4" x 2-1/2" panels on the bottom.  They are also inked with the Hardwood stamp, then sponged along the edges with Crumb Cake ink and adhered to the card with SNAIL.
Door Handle—Punch a 1/8" hole at the edge of the door between the top and bottom panels.  Add a Candy Dot Brad Base, then top with a Crumb Cake or Soft Suede Candy Dot from the Neutrals Candy Dots.
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Wonderful Wreath—Of course the show-piece of the card is certainly the Wondrous Wreath image!  If you haven't yet taken a look at the video on the new features of this innovative, layered stamp, you definitely need to check it out! 
Here's how it works:
  • Stamp the full-wreath image in a light color with the tab positioned at the top.
  • Stamp the partial leaf image in a darker color directly over the top using the tab for positioning.
  • Stamp the berry details image over the top of that, using the tab for positioning.
  • Use two Wonderful Fall Framelits to die-cut the inside and outside edges of wreath at the same time.  The framelits also have tabs for easy positioning.

For my wreath, I stamped first in Hello Honey for the full wreath, then Tangelo Twist for the partial wreath, and Blackberry Bliss for the berries.  The all-clear, photopolymer style allows you to see exactly where you are stamping, so each layer can be perfectly positioned! 

Bundle It & Save! Purchase the Wondrous Wreath stamp set and Wonderful Wreath Framelits together in the Wondrous Wreath Bundle and save 15% off the cost of purchasing them separately.

Wreath Bow—After die-cutting the wreath, I popped it up with Dimensionals then added a Blackberry Bliss die-cut bow, created from the same Wonderful Wreath Framelits set.  TIP: You'll likely need a small sanding block to buff off the rough edges of your die-cut shape.  For the tight spots, I just use my fingernail to scrape off the residuals.


Here's that Wondrous Wreath Video in case you've missed it:   

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Sweet Sentiment—I added a For All Things sentiment at the bottom of the door.  It's stamped in Tangelo Twist on Whisper White card stock, then die-cut with the banner from the Circle Card Thinlits set.  I adhered it with Dimensionals so that it overhangs past the side of the door.
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Inside The Card—I added some strips of Color Me Autumn Washi Tape to the inside of the card for some coordinating accents.  About 1/8" of the Blackberry Bliss tape actually shows when the card is closed.  And, the Cajun Craze tape is covering the brad from the door handle.
Fall wreath - tangelo  
On my second card, I tried a slightly different Fall color combination: Hello Honey, Old Olive and Tangelo Twist.
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Glittering Details—I added a Cajun Craze die-cut bow this time, which I liked better than the Tangelo Twist one I tried initially.  And, if you look closely, you'll see that I added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the berries on this version with the 2-Way Glue Pen.
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Complete Supplies List

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For All Things Stamp-of-the-Month Class!

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Pre-Paid Registration By Friday, September 26, 2014—Want to join us for the For All Things Stamp-of-the-Month Class?  Class date is October 9, or purchase a Class-To-Go Kit!  $36 clear mount OR $44 wood mount, plus $5.60 for shipping if needed.
DEMONSTRATORS ONLY!  Want to participate, but already own the For All Things stamp set?  I'm now offering a CARDS ONLY Kit for demonstrators only. 
Can't wait to stamp with you!



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