ACORNY THANKSGIVING

2015-10-18 2015-10-18 001 004I was searching for a “different” Thanksgiving card and saw a card similar to this one on  www.splitcoaststampers.com.   I love the end result in Rich Razzleberry, Hello Honey, and Soft Suede.   The Soft Suede was run thru the Big Shot in the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  This is an amazing embossing folder and we will be using it in the future.  The new Acorn Builder Punch ($15, P45 in the Holiday Catalog) was used to punch out acorns from the wonderful Kraft Corrugated Paper.  This paper with 2 Kraft and 2 white 12 X 12 sheets and provides excellent texture.  The acorn “hats” were stamped with the Acorny Thank You photopolymer set ($15, P45 in the Holiday Catalog).  There are 4 different acorn tops, but I chose the polka-dots and stamped then in Hello Honey, Rich Razzleberry, and Tangelo Twist.  The little leaves on the tree were punched with an older punch I purchased some time ago from Amazon.  This punch is a bit temperamental so the leaves will be pre-punched2015-10-18 2015-10-18 001 005 for you.  The “Grateful for You” message was stamped in Rich Razzleberry on white,  punched out with the new Washi Label Punch and edged with Delightful Dijon and Rich Razzleberry.

The inside layer of the card features a message from the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set.  I loved the message but preferred the Vintage Leaves set.  This message has been printed for you but I hope you do a better job than I did on die cutting the message straight.  Note the punched acorn in the bottom corner which carries the theme from the front layer to the back.

So far we have seen 3 of the November Stamp Camp cards – Christmas Cuties (a panel card), Every Blessing, and Acorny Thanksgiving.  The last card is a window scene using Happy Scenes and Hearth & Home Framelits Dies (P11 in the Holiday Catalog).  You have a choice of doing a winter scene with the horse and sleigh from Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies ($19, P12 in the Holiday Catalog) or a fall scene for Thanksgiving with 2 trees from the Sleigh Ride Edgelits.  Larry, my official SU photographer and son, took pictures of the last samples tonight and I will post them in the next day or so.

Let’s talk Stamp-a-Stack – 3 cards each of 5 different styles.  As I mentioned previously, the first Stamp-a-Stack sample is Rudolph the Reindeer, happily singing.  Rudolph is made from punches.  Only the message is stamped.  The second sample is Snow Place with the snowman and penguin proclaiming “Snow Way!  It’s Christmas already?”  The images of Snow Place are stamped and then all die cut with matching Snow Friends Framelits Dies (P33 in the Holiday Catalog).  You can add a red scarf, green scarf, or any color you choose.  I die cut a green glimmer bow tie for my penguin, and added a red and white candy cane in his hand.  This is a darling set and fun to put together – especially if the snowman and penguin are precut!  The third sample features the Embellished Ornaments and each of the 3 cards is done in a different color – gold, silver, and red – and coordinates with different DSP.  The cost for this stamp camp is $30 and includes everything you need to make the 15 cards and 1 adhesive refill.  I’m still working on samples 4 and 5.  Stamp-a-Stack will be held on Thursday November 12, Friday November 13, and Saturday November 14.  When doing multiple cards in a timely fashion, the crafter needs to think multiples – stamp 3, die cut 3, punch 3, etc. instead of doing each card singly.  This is not a project that can be done in 2 hours so all time-saving steps need to be taken – including my pre-stamping, embossing, cutting the simpler steps for you.  The primary goal of the crafter is to put the cards together. 

Don’t forget the Przybylski Halloween Open House on Sunday, November 1, from 2 – 8 PM.  Hope to see you there!

Blessings, Rosemary – (H)630/759-3089 – (M)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

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EVERY BLESSING

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I love the Every Blessing set ($16, P 70 2015-2016 Annual Catalog) and find it to be perfect for Christmas.   The card above is done in Delightful Dijon, Basic Black and Whisper White with the images embossed in gold.  The two largest banners come from the gorgeous Winter Wonderland DSP and are die cut using the banner framelits.  The small banner was cut from gold satin ribbon.  I tried using a gold metallic ribbon, but felt it was too much bling for a silent night.  The rhinestone in the star center provides the added extra touch.  I chose to use the “Silent Night” image from the Wonderland set on the front layer.  I stamped the 2 messages that come with this set on the inside layer and added a gold star.  This card is quite simple, and you will zip thru making it.

A stamper shared with me that I had listed incorrect dates for the November Stamp Camp.  My brain must have been in la-la land when I typed the Christmas Cuties blog.  November Stamp Camp is Thursday, November 5 from 2 – 9 PM, Friday, November 6 from 2 – 9 PM, and Saturday, November 7 from 9 AM – 4 PM.  I find that these 3 days work best all. 

Don’t forget the Przybylski Halloween Open House from 2 – 8 PM on Sunday, November 1st.  You can view my hubby’s villages, decorate a Halloween treat bag, and have a bite to eat.  We would love to see you.

AND…Don’t forget the 2015 Stamp-a-Stack – 15 cards for $30.  3 of the 5 samples are done and I will be posting them as soon as the Stamp Camp cards are posted.

Keep warm and hope to see you on November 1st!

Blessings, Rosemary – (H)630/759-3089 – (C)630/965-1965paperrose01@aol.com