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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Fall basket

Well, hello there!  Hoping that your weekend is off to a great start!  I started mine off with coffee with the hubs and then straight to my stamp, win!  I have pulled out an oldie, but a goodie for my project today!  I needed a treat holder and this is one of my very favorite go to's.  It goes together very quickly, but lets you get all jiggy with your creativity. LOL  Want to see?

Isn't that the cutest little thing?!  I made a medium sized one, but you can make them much bigger or even smaller!  I used an 8" x 8" piece of card stock to make this one.  You can use any size you'd like, but the trick is that your starting piece needs to be a square.

To give you an idea of the size this one makes I made a 3" x 3" card to give away with it.  Here they are together. Don't be fooled though...this little guy can hold lots of chocolate or candy goodness for the giving!  You can really pack it  in there and it is a pretty solid design with the folds, so it will hold up to maximum treat stuffing!   Stuff away my friend!

View from the top.

The 3" x 3" card that makes it a complete set.  I love this size card.  Perfect amount of space to write your greeting and just so darn cute.

Stamped the elegant flower from Painted Harvest using So Saffron, Crushed Curry and Soft Suede.  I added some gold metallic enamel dots and popped it up using a dimensional.  The leaves are also stamped using Painted Harvest and then punched using the new Leaf Punch.  All of these new goodies are in the new holiday catalog.

Here is the little guy full of the good stuff.  I tied the whole thing closed with Daffodil Delight double stitched ribbon (sooo pretty!!).

This side matches the card and has a tiny little hello greeting.

I am loving these pumpkins from the Gourd Goodness set.  I used Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie to two step stamp them.  They look so shimmery and real.  Fun stuff!!

The leaf is also from the Gourd Goodness set.  

I sponged the edges of all of the Very Vanilla pieces to give the whole project that kind of a grungy Fall feel.

Fall leaf love.

I fussy cut the flower out and popped it up using dimensional here too.

This image is from the At Home with You stamp set.  I used the Regel collection of Stamp Write markers to color it in. 

Here is the project before I folded it all up to make the basket.  

1) To make this I cut my card stock to 8" x 8".

2) I scored at 2 1/2" from one side and then flipped it and scored again at 2 1/2" from the other side.

3) I turned the paper once and repeated step #2. (creating a tic tac toe pattern)

4) I scored a diagonal from each corner into the intersecting score lines. (stop there)

5) Fold on all score lines.  The diagonals get folded inward.

6) Punch a hole in each of the diagonal folds and thread through the ribbon of your choice.

7) Gently pull ribbon and tie basket closed.

8) Decorate, mat and adhere panels to the card base. 

For the decorative panels I cut:
* 4   2 1/4" x 2 3/4" 
*4   2" x  2 1/2" 

I find that it is easier to add the decorative panels before I fold it and tie my ribbon, but be sure to add all of your panels right side up!

Here are all of the goodies I used to make this basket and matching card:


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Ok, I am off to do some weekend-y type things!  I hope that you have a wonderful day!  I will be back soonest with more to share!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Top of my list...

Hello there!  Can you feel that...?!  Fall is in the air! *insert cartwheels into the leaves here!!*  Time for pumpkins and apples and scarecrows!!  Time for sweaters and cider and that crisp feel in the air. I absolutely love Fall!  The colors are stunning and the fun things that come with it soothe the soul.  I do believe it is my very favorite season.  I was feeling inspired to make a Fall card today!  I had lots of fun new goodies to choose from too, because the new holiday catalog is out!!! More details about that in a minute!  First, here is my Fall inspired card:

Now doesn't this just make you want to curl up with a good book in a cozy sweater and watch the leaves fall?!  I used the gorgeous new stamp set Gourd Goodness to create these pumpkins.  It is a Two Step stamp set.  I stamped the more solid image first using Crushed Curry and then stamped right on top of it with Pumpkin Pie with the second less solid stamp.  That gives it that 3D multi-colored image.  The sweet sentiment is from the Count My Blessing stamp set.  I just love that script!

I double matted both the main panel and sentiment panel of the card using Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry.  I stamped falling leaves in the background and added tiny little pops of gold using Gold Glimmer paper and a standard hole punch.  

I used the new Leaf Punch to add some leafy pumpkin type vines behind the sentiment and added a little sprig of burlap.  The whole thing pulled together pretty well and made me feel like I just walked in from the pumpkin patch!!  I am in love with these sweet new pumpkins!

Here are all of the goodies I used to make my card today: 

You can click any of the pictures for more info or to be magically transported to my on-line store!

Speaking of which!!  The new Holiday catalog has been released and is spilling over with amazing new products!!  I am so excited I can barely stand it!!  Here is a click-able (don't you just love those!!) link to the new cattie.  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Also, leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite new item is or if you would like to see a project made with any of them in particular!!

I have lots more Fall projects in the works, so be sure to stop back by!  

Also, I am in the process of putting together some on-line classes and clubs!  Stay tuned for more information!

I hope that you have a wonderful day! I will be back soonest with more to share!!