Happy Hello to Autumn Featuring Vintage Leaves

Multi colored Vintage Leaves


Here is one of the cards we’ll be making at my Card Classes this week.  Love this color combo!  And the Tin of Cards stamp set is getting a work out this month – love the font and variety of sentiments.

Stamp Set – Vintage Leaves, Tin of Cards
Cardstock – Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla
Ink – Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow
Accessories – Banner Triple Punch, 1-1-4″ Burlap Ribbon, Tear and Tape (to adhere the ribbon), Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

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Please use host code 49ZNNTJP when you place your on-line order by Tuesday, September 15th.  Or contact me to place your order for you.  I’ll be placing an order after my classes on Tuesday.

It’s not too early to order supplies for your fall stamping projects or if you are like some of my customers,  you are ready to order products for your Christmas cards/projects!   As a former Girl Scout, my motto is “Be Prepared” – I’m already planning Christmas cards for upcoming classes!

Happy Stamping!


A Card, a Note Pad, and a PPA Color Challenge

PPA268 card

What do you think of this week’s color combo for the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge?  I love it!  A little bit of summer with the Pool Party and the hint of fall with Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango.  The leaves haven’t started to turn colors yet here in central Wisconsin, but it won’t be long.  The nights are getting cooler and you can feel fall in the air these past few days.

Card Recipe

Stamp Set – Six-Sided Sampler (save 15% when you purchase the stamp set and hexagon punch as a bundle)
Cardstock – Pool Party, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink – Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango
Accessories – Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Hexagon Punch, Cherry on Top Designer Washi Tape, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

I like how the hexagons coordinate with the stamp set, embossing folder and punch.  Brings it all together without being too matchy-matchy.  And the design on the washi tape is a subtle contrast.  More hexagons here would have been too many.PPA267

My first  project for the challenge was actually this decorated note pad.  But it begged to have a card to go along with this gift so I made the card and then decided to make that my feature.

PPA268 note padLast Chance:  Today is the last day to take advantage of the 50% off the first 2 months for new Paper Pumpkin subscribers.  I love my monthly Paper Pumpkin kits.  Not only do I get a thrill when I see the pretty red box in my mailbox, but I can sit down and make a project without any prep or planning.

Here’s video of a past Paper Pumpkin kit so you can see what it’s all about.

These kits are great for beginning stampers.  Build your collection of exclusive stamps with these kits.  And collect different colored ink spots every month.  Colors are not repeated within a 12 month period!  And there is no other way to get the colored ink spots.  Use these kits as a ready to go stamping project for your kids, grandkids or to stamp with friends.   Check out Paper Pumpkin projects on Pinterest.

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Happy Stamping!

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Back to School for Maddie

Hey Girl !st day of School for Maddie


Tuesday was my granddaughter’s first day back to school.  The report from my daughter-in-law when she got the kids up, was that Maddie exclaimed “this is ridiculous – it’s still dark out”!  I don’t blame her – I don’t like to get up when it is still dark out either!

I sent a card to both of my grandchildren and included a little treat for them.  This is the card for Maddie; you will have to wait to see Jack’s card, because it is also the design I am doing for an upcoming swap and don’t want to spoil the surprise.

Card Recipe

Stamp Set – Hey, Girl
Cardstock – Perfect Plum, Rose Red, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Ink – Archival Basic Black, Rose Red, Soft Suede
Accessories – Aqua Painter, Washi Label and Word Window Punches, Ovals Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Lovely Lace Embossing Folder, Paper Snips Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

You might be wondering where I used the Rose Red cardstock….I stamped the girl’s head on Rose Red and cut out the bow for her hair.  Then it was adhered to the card – paper piecing!  I also paper pieced the girl’s dress using Perfect Plum cardstock.  Her hair was colored in with the Aqua Painter and Soft Suede ink.  (My granddaughter is brown haired and loves purple so I incorporated those things into her card.)

Back to School treats for Jack & MaddieThe treat bags were filled with trail mix and I made quick tags using a retired stamp set – All in the Family.  I want to point out that the treat bags are a Stampin’ Up! item – I think they often get overlooked in the catalog.

These Cellophane Bags are 4″ X 6″ and you get a pack of 50 for only $4.50!  You can find these bags, along with other packaging materials like boxes, and both paper and muslin gift bags on page 151 of the Annual Catalog.


One more thing….tomorrow, September 10th is the last day for new Paper Pumpkin subscribers to get 1/2 off their first two month’s of the monthly craft subscription.  Check it out now.  Skip a month or cancel at any time.   Paper Pumpkin is a complete craft kit ready for you – no planning or prep!  Just grab your scissors and glue so you can craft in the comfort of your home, when the time is right for you!

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Happy Stamping!


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