Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons Leaves

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year.  It's not too hot and humid, it's not too cold.  I love the leaves bursting with beautiful colors.  It's great walking weather.  And it will be here before we know it!

This card was made from the Color Your Season Bundle available until the end of  August (or while supplies last).  The stamp with the leaves is actually one stamp.  I used Watercolor Pencils to blend colors together, then cut the leaves apart.  I used the framelit dies to cut one leaf using the Copper Foil paper and adhered it over the stamped leaf.  I was thinking Thanksgiving when I made it but it can be used for any occasion.

Don't miss out on this great bundle!

Stampin' Up!, www.stampingwithsusan.com, Blended Seasons Bundle, Watercolor Pencils
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Friday, August 10, 2018

Stampin' Up! Copper Tea Tins

How cute are these Copper Tea Tins!  They come four to a box and measure 3-3/4" x 3- 5/8" x 2- 1/4".  Perfect for a set of 3 x 3 cards and envelopes, candy, or tea.  I chose the Rooted in Nature Suite to decorate this box but am purchasing more to decorate for Christmas gifts.  There is a beautiful package of designer series paper in the upcoming Holiday Catalog that has a lot of copper that will work perfect with the tins.  These would make great gifts for co-workers, neighbors, teachers....

The label is from the Color Your Season's bundle I mentioned in my last post.  The label framelits are double stitched, meaning the label itself is stitched and the negative image is also stitched.  How clever is that!  There are 3 different sizes of labels and are great for layering.

Stampin' Up!, Natures Poem, Copper Tea Tin, www.stampingwithsusan.com
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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Stampin' Up! In Every Season

The first time I saw this set, I thought "Sampler!"  I thought about doing a framed Sampler but decided on a card instead.  The card base measures 10 1/2" x 5 1/4".  The images were stamped with Jet Black Stazon ink and I used Watercolor Pencils - including the new ones from this months Color Your Season limited special.

If you have never tried watercolor pencils, they are super simple to use.  Just apply the color (you can literally just scribble on it) and smooth out the color with a blender pen.  If you want to do some shading either with the same color or a different color, let the image dry before applying another layer. Start with your lighter tones and add color.  As my mother (an artist) always told me "You can always add color but you can't take it away".  

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Stampin' Up! Alaska Swap Animal Expedition

We love animals.  And it breaks my heart to see animals hurting and in need.  One of the places we visited in Alaska was the Kroschel Animal Refuge in Haines.  These animals are rescued and lovingly cared for.  Here are just a few of the animals we saw.

White Wolf

Al getting cozy with a Reindeer


There aren't any kangaroos or hippos in Alaska but maybe someday we will get to Australia and see some in person.  This swap card was created by Jana Trautmann from Denmark.  I love all of the layers.  You can't really tell from the photo but the kangaroo is on one of those big button pins. How fun is this!

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Product List
Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper
Animal Outing Clear-Mount Bundle
Layering Squares Framelits Dies
Foliage Frame Framelits Dies