“Last Thursdays”: Happy Scenes Fall & Halloween Cards

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Hi Stamping Friends!

I can't believe that October is nearly over!  My "Last Thursdays" monthly class is coming up this week and we have some awesome projects! 

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Last thurs - 4 cool"Last Thursdays" Monthly Card Class

This Coming Thursday, October 29, 6:30pm.  

Create 4 cards for $10 or the class is FREE with a minimum qualifying order!  We're making two autumn cards and two holiday cards!  Try two sponging techniques, a bleaching technique and play with three fun new framelits!

Contact Me by October 28 at 5pm To Register!


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Happy Scenes Autumn & Halloween Cards

I'm so excited to be sharing cards featuring the Happy Scenes stamps and Hearth & Home Thinlits at my upcoming class!  I was so disappointed that I had to cancel this Happy Scenes Stamp-of-the-Month class this month, because there were ongoing backorder issues on the Thinlits. 

Good News!  It looks like the Hearth & Home Thinlits will now be in stock beginning November 9!  That means you'll still have plenty of time to create both autumn and winter scenes with the bundle!  Woohoo!  

Happy scenes fall - fall 1CASEd from Dawn Griffith at Dawn's Stamping Thoughts.

Background Basics—Since we are looking through a window, I wanted to make the background look like a wallpapered interior wall with a chair rail.  I love how it turned out!  I wallpapered with Bohemian Designer Series Paper: 3-1/2" x 2-3/4" for the top piece and 3-1/2" x 2" for the bottom.  They are adhered with SNAIL onto a 3-5-/8" x 4-7/8" piece of Early Espresso card stock. Then all the layers are adhered to a Crumb Cake card base.

Window Die-Cutting—I used the Hearth & Home Thinlits to die-cut the window pane and windowsill from Soft Suede card stock.

Happy scenes - chair rail

Chair Rails—The chair rails are actually the top of the window die-cut.  I die-cut the top of the Hearth & Home Thinlit window on a scrap of Soft Suede, then trimmed it at the second "score" line, which is created automatically when it's die-cut.  I cut the piece in half and adhered each half along the DSP seam, as shown in the photo above. 

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Fall Scene—I stamped the Happy Scenes autumn scene in Memento Black ink onto a 2-3/4" x 3-1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock. 

Sponging The Color—I sponged on Hello Honey ink over the top of the scene.  TIP: Take care to start sponging off the edge of the card stock, then rub in small circles up onto the card stock to avoid plopping down a big glob of ink that you can't blend in very well.  

I added Tangelo Twist ink around the edges of the sky.  Then I sponged on Pear Pizzazz ink across the ground and added Soft Suede around the edges.

Coloring the Scene—I colored the pumpkins and some of the leaves with a Tangelo Twist marker.  The rest of the leaves were colored in Delightful Dijon and Soft Suede markers.

After everything was colored, I adhered the scene to the back of the window with SNAIL.

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Windowsill Sentiment—I stamped a Happy Scenes sentiment onto the windowsill with Memento Black ink, then popped it up with Dimensionals.  Next, I cut a large gold Metallic Doily into thirds and adhered one of the pieces behind the window scene before popping all of the layers with more Dimensionals. 

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Finishing Touches—I tied a bow using both the Gold Cording Trim and a strand from the Burlap Ribbon for a little shine and texture!  It's adhered with a Glue Dot.

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Two Cool—My second version has just a few changes to make it a Halloween card.  

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Spooky Cobweb—I added a little spider in the corner this time before sponging.

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Black Cat & Sentiment—I die-cut the black cat shape from the Festive Fireside Framelits, then flipped it backwards so the cat was facing right. I stamped a different greeting to match the occasion, too!

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Festive Fireplace Stamps & Festive Fireside Framelits Bundle—Don't forget that you can save 15% when you purchase the Festive Fireplace stamps and Festive Fireside Framelits together in the Festive Fireplace Bundle! 

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Hearth & Home Thinlits & Happy Scenes Stamps Bundle—Did you catch that TWO Cool dies work together to create this festive fireplace?  The Hearth & Home Thinlits can be used with the Festive Fireplace stamp set to cut the fireplace and mantle images, and can also be used with the Happy Scenes stamp set to cut a window and window sill!  Talk about fun & versatile! Bundle these two and save 15%, too!

Complete Supplies List—"Clear mount" is a rubber stamp to be used on a clear acrylic block, "Photopolymer" is the see-thru style of stamps, also used with acrylic blocks.


Flurry of wishes - all 12 cardsRegister Now For The Flurry of Wishes Countdown To Christmas Class!

Get your Christmas cards done a little at a time this year!  Each month in this 4-month Countdown To Christmas Series we'll create 12 cards (6 each of 2 designs) from a featured holiday stamp set that's included in the class kit! 

  • Class-To-Go Kits Available!
  • Demonstrator Cards-Only Kits Available!

See Details: November Countdown To Christmas!

Contact Me by October 29 To Register!


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