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12 Weeks of Christmas (Week 1)

Hello and welcome to WEEK 1 of my 12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS.  

Every Wednesday (I started October 2, 2019), I will be going Live on Facebook sharing ideas for the season.  I have fall and holiday projects which include 3D as well as cards.  Go to Stamp with Lisa Brown on Facebook, LIKE my page and you will receive notification.

Hard to believe in that short amount of time, we will be in full holiday mode.  Weather will be cold and we will be running around trying to get everything together.  So lets start our creative planning and holiday projects now!  I am here to give you ideas and inspiration... so if your creativity just isn't working these days, please feel free to use my designs.  At Stampin' Up! we call that CASE'ing.  Copy And Share Everything.  I think there are some pretty creative and crafty people out there, with amazing ideas. 

Week 1:  Project 1... card using Harvest Hellos Bundle (all supplies I used is listed below).

Crumb Cake Card Base is 11-1/2" x 5-1/2"  and a Pretty Peacock mat that is 5-1/4" x 4" 

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Week 1:  Project 2... a paper pumpkin made with Come to Gather Designer Series Paper (4 strips of DSP 12" x 1"... can use up to 6 strips)

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If you missed the video, here it is... 

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Check out my Alternative Card

Did you see my project from last week?  It was titled Come To Gather and Give Thanks... if not SEE IT HERE .  It features the Come To Gather Designer Series Paper, perfect for fall.  It was my submission for a Holiday Catalog Card Challenge! 

So you may be asking, why did I do an alternate project?  Well, I wanted my class members to make the card but I did not have enough of the Wood elements (Tags & Feathers) used on the original card so I swapped over to the Harvest Hello Bundle instead.  Isn't that pumpkin cool?  I punched the pumpkin out of the New Mercury Glass Acetate.  This stuff is so cool and it comes in two designs in the pack.  Below is more of a crackle. 

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Here is a close up on the Mercury Glass Acetate...   We punched a pumpkin from our mat card stock Pear Pizzazz and adhered it behind the acetate. 

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I hope you have a chance to get some of this Acetate and use it on one of your projects. 

TIP:  you can color the back of the acetate with your Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  Just pick a color that coordinates with your project. 

Reminder:  September 30, 2019 is last day for BOGO Designer Paper sale.  BUY 3 GET 1 FREE.     Don't miss out on a Free pack of paper. 

Be sure to check out my previous post to see all the card dimensions. 

 

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Come to Gather and Give Thanks

So my upline, Linda Bauwin, did a team challenge.  She sent us pieces of this-n-that from the new holiday catalog; paper, ribbon, embellishments... and we could use whatever we wanted to make a card.  Here is my project:

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I had to show you the close-up first as the full frontal photo does not catch that shimmer from my Wink of Stella pen!  Its one of the best tools to use to add that little something.  Here's the full card. 

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I am so pleased with the 2019 Holiday catalog.  So many great products and coordinating items.  I chose to use some new and returning items... 

So you may think that my title does not have correct grammar, but that is the name of New Designer Series Papers called "Come To Gather".  Check it out on Page 49 of the Holiday Catalog or click Come To Gather to see the entire product suite.  Great fall items.  I love all the traditional color tones popular during the fall season.  

I chose to stamp "Give Thanks" from Harvest Hellos stamp set in black Stazon ink on wood element.  Stazon is the perfect choice as it is permanent and the color will not bleed.  The wood element looks like a real piece of a limb doesn't it?  Very cool.  The pack comes with other shapes like feathers.

Again, I used Wink or Stella to add shimmer to some of the pumpkins to the Come To Gather designer series paper. 

Speaking of designer series paper (DSP)... don't forget our DSP from the Annual Catalog is Buy 3 Get 1 Free for the month of September (2019).  Don't miss out on this savings.  Click on below image for more details! Or SHOP NOW

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Using Designer Series Paper

Using Designer Series Paper (DSP) is a great way to dress up a card and to use up scrap pieces, like I did for the reindeer card.  

All Is Bright DSP is so beautiful with life-like images on some of the sheets, like these ornaments.  The card is also featuring the Dashing Deer Bundle.  The leaping deer is cut out of Gold Glimmer paper.  Have you tried our New Glimmer Papers that came out in the June Annual Catalog?  It is the best out there... no glitter everywhere when you cut, die cut or punch out! 

Dashing Deer Creative Fold:  8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card base Score at 1" and 4-1/4"

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 Next, the Frosted Florals DSP is absolutely gorgeous!  The paper is frosted with shimmer (hard to capture in a photo).  I coordinated with the First Frost Bundle (stamp set & thinlit dies) to create a little bouquet of flowers and leaves (done in Pear Pizzazz, Vellum, & Galvanized Foil papers).  The main colors are Blackberry Bliss and Pear Pizzazz with a Frosted Epoxy Droplet.  

 Creative Fold:  card base is 11" x 4-1/4"  and scored at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2" (mats are 2-1/2" x 4" and 5-1/4" x 4")

Inner folded case stock:  3" x 9" and scored at 3" and 6" (mats 2-3/4" squares)

Remember:    when adhering down the top square of inner front piece (front with flowers), make sure to only put adhesive on the top half. 

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Embossing Paste Meets Country Home with a Touch of Shimmer Paint

Here is my last card in my series of featuring the Country Home Stamp set and the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF).  Although, the embossing fold my return for some holiday cards!

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This time I used Copper Foil paper which goes great with all the brown tones of the Crumb Cake card base and Early Espresso patterned paper and ink.

The wood grain background paper is from the Country Lane Designer Series Paper pack!  I bet you thought it was from our Wood Textures 6x6 paper stack.... 

Oval Stitched Framelit is used for the focal background and the two Label Framelits for the words are from Lakeside Framelit Dies.

Two-For-One-Stamp:   on a scrap pieces of Crumb Cake case stock, I stamped the words "Simply Thankful For All the Good Things" which is all one stamp.  I then fussy cut out "Simply Thankful" for card middle.  Clean your stamp, and just ink up the "For All The Good Things", stamp on Crumb Cake and cut using the banner framelit die.  OH... you can use your Early Espresso market to ink the words.  

I made a boo-boo on my card!  I wanted to stamp the watering can and floral images on Very Vanilla card stock, but I accidentally grabbed Whisper White.  So just pretend it is Very Vanilla.  Images are colored using Blender Pens, Early Espresso ink and Mint Macaron ink.

Shimmer Paint and Embossing Paste:

If you ZOOM in on the card, look at the "cotton" and the berries".  The berries are colored with Bright Copper Shimmer Paint!  I just used a paint brush to dab on.  The center flower is too, just a very, very thin layer of Shimmer Paint.

The "cotton" on the cottonwood branches is Embossing Paste!  The cool part is that because I stamped the floral image with Early Espresso (water-based ink), the Embossing Paste (because it is wet) pulled some of that Early Espresso ink into the paste.  I love how that happened, so the "cotton" is not so white.  What do you think?

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The card is finished off with a little bow made with the 3/16" Braided Linen Trim Ribbon.

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