Gather Together

Hello everyone.  It is time for another Stamp Off Challenge with Buffy, Jackie and me.  This time our challenge was to make a card using Stampin’ Blends.  I do have to say, I am not the best colorer but I love using Blends.  They blend smoothly with each other and are easy to work with.  I have seen some gorgeous cards using Blends and I am always envious that there are so many talented people out there who can color.  I just do my best (which isn’t very good!).

I used a stamp set from the Stampin’ Up!® 2019 Holiday Catalog called Gather Together.  This set is part of a Suite called Come To Gather.  It has matching dies (and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle), Designer Series Paper called Come To Gather, ribbon and embellishments.

To make this card I first stamped the leaves and pumpkin with Memento Ink and cut them out with the matching dies.  I colored them with the Dark and Light Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede Blends.  Then I cut out the two textured leaves in Cajun Craze cardstock.  I stamped the wheat stamp in Crumb Cake ink onto a Crumb Cake card base and then layered everything on top.  I stamped the sentiment last.

Now let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made.  They are terrific colorers.  Someday maybe they can give me a lesson!

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Band Together

This is the birthday card I sent to Buffy (you all know who Buffy is by now) earlier this month.  Well, I probably sent it in August because you also know I am always early.  In any case, I wanted to send her something special and not one of my usual quick and easy cards.

To make her card I first embossed the flowers from the stamp set called Band Together using Versamark and White Embossing Powder.  Then I colored them using the light and dark Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Old Olive and Soft Suede Stampin’ Up!® Blends.  I actually tried to find a real flower that is similar to this one and color it as correctly as I could.  I am not the best colorer but I think I did pretty well on this card.  Blends make colorer so much easier because they blend so well together.  Then I cut the flowers out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I adhered that to a piece of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Brights in Old Olive.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and cut it out also using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I couldn’t find one that fit perfectly but you can make your own size by cutting it multiple times.  Here is a picture on how I did it.

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Country Home

Country Home is a stamp set that is in the Stampin’ Up!® 2019/2020 Annual Catalog.  It is a great stamp set to use especially in the Fall.  The flowers always remind me of going to see my grandparents who lived in Vermont.  They didn’t have cotton but they did have a lot of similar wild flowers in the fields surrounding their house.  We spent a lot of time there growing up and I have very fond memories of it.

To make this card, I first stamped the pitcher and flowers in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Then I colored them using my Light and Dark Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends.  Then I backed it on a piece of Night Of Navy cardstock and layered it on a piece of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper in Brights.  I always purchase all the colors in this paper.  The designs are fun and of course, they match all the colors in the catalog.

I didn’t put a sentiment on this card because I wasn’t sure what I wanted to put.  I can always add it later when I know.

During the month of September you can buy three packs of select Designer Series Paper  and get one free!

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Stitched Stars Ornament

This is one of the projects we made at our monthly stamping class last week.  You can either use it as an ornament or a tag for a gift.  It was very easy to make and didn’t take long at all.

To make the star I used a set of new dies that are in the Stampin’ Up!® 2019 Holiday Catalog called Stitched Stars.  These dies have a matching stamp set called So Many Stars and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  I didn’t use the stamp set on this project but we did use it on another that I will show you in the near future.  It is appropriately called So Many Stars because the stamp set has 21 stamps and the die set has 23 dies!

I first cut a large star using Night Of Navy cardstock.  Then I scored it five times as in the picture below.  I drew the lines so you could see where to score easier.  Then you just fold it on the score lines with the points being a mountain fold and in-between the points being a valley fold.  This gives it a 3D look.

After I made the star I cut out the swirl using another one of the dies included in the Stitched Star set and Copper Foil Sheets.  When you cut this out, it also cuts out various sizes of stars which I saved to add to the project.  I adhered the swirl to a circle I cut out using the Stitched Shapes Dies.  Then I mounted the Night Of Navy star using three Black Dimensionals on top of each other.  I was so excited to see these in the Holiday Catalog.  Sometimes the white Dimensionals show so the black are great.

Lastly I added a piece of White Baker’s Twine.

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So Many Stars

The Stampin’ Up!® 2019 Holiday Catalog is full of wonderful products.  One of my favorites (among many) is the So Many Stars Bundle.  This bundle includes the So Many Stars stamp set which has 21 different stamps in and the matching dies called Stitched Stars.  I love all stitched dies so this was on my first order.  It has a whopping 23 dies in the set!!  It is an amazing bundle.

This set was made for the Holiday Season.  All the sentiments in the stamp set reflect this but I wanted to show you that it really can be used year round.  I made this birthday card with it but you could also do a graduation, congratulations or really any card with it so don’t be stuck on the idea that it is only for Christmas.

The colors I used for this card are Whisper White, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, Poppy Parade and Seaside Spray.  Most of those colors are in the Brights family except for Seaside Spray which is an InColor.  The reason I added this color is because I made another card using the swirly die in Seaside Spray in this set. The swirly die cuts out 5 small stars which I didn’t want to just throw out so I used a couple on this card.  It works, I think.

The sentiment is from the stamp set called Itty Bitty Birthdays.

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