Country Lane Boxed Card Set

Continuing with our Christmas giftables, tonight I thought we would make a boxed card set featuring the Country Lane DSP. The lovely box was originally designed by Sam of Pootles Papercraft and it is so easy to make. The cards are clean and simple, perfect for writing a quick note. I think you will really like this quick project!

And, here is the video showing just how easy it is to make this set:

Details:

Cardstock cuts – 8″ x 8-1/2″ and 7″ x 4″

DSP cuts – 2 pieces cut 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″, 2 pieces cut 5-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ and1 piece cut 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″.

I hope you enjoy the video and will give this project a try.  You can order the supplies by clicking on the item(s) below which will take you directly to my store!  Thanks for watching!

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Thankful

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Time once again for another Amy’s Inkin’ Krew blog hop and this month’s theme is giving thanks.  The Country Home stamp set and Country Lane DSP are perfect for creating a card that is all about being thankful for those special people in your life.

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I wanted to use at least some non-traditional colors, so went with the richness of Blackberry Bliss as the main color.  The card base is a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock that is cut 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″.  That makes it a side-fold card which gave lots of room for the lovely stamped images.  I used a pice of Whisper White measuring 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ for the design panel and stamped as follows:

  • Milk can was stamped using Gray Granite ink and colored in with both the light and dark Smoky Slate Blends.  I then stamped the oval with Tuxedo Black stamped off and then stamped Love in the center with the same ink, again stamped off.
  • The floral cattail and leaves image was stamped in Gray Granite and colored in with Soft Suede dark for the cattails, Blackberry Bliss light and dark for the leaves, Old Olive light and dark for the artichoke, Crumb Cake light for the smaller leaves and Daffodil Delight dark for the berrries.
  • The sentiment was stamped in Blackberry Bliss.

The design panel was then glued to a piace of Blackberry Bliss cardstock measuring 3-5/8″ x 4-5/8′.  I wrapped a length of Braided Linen ribbon beneath the sentiment and secured to the back using Mini Glue Dots.  I then mounteda piece of the beautiful Country Lane DSP which measures 4″ x 5-1/4″ to the front of the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  The design panel was placed on top of this using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Lasty, I added three ofthe silver metallic pearls for accents.

I hope you enjoy the card and will give it a try.  Below is a list of all items used to make it.  Now on with the hop!  Just click on the Next or Previous buttons to see more thankful creations!

    

And here is the list of everyone blogging today – just click on the link next to their name to go to their post:

  1. Julie Johnston – https://wildwingcreations.com/?p=7877
  2. Karen Finkle – https://karenscardkorner.blogspot.com/2018/10/stampin-up-painted-harvest-for-inkin.html
  3. Karen Ksenzakovic – https://creativestampingdesigns.com/?p=328
  4. Jaimie Babarczy – https://stampitupwithjaimie.com/?p=8310
  5. Linda Richenberg -You are here!
  6. Connie Troyer – https://constantlycreating.me/?p=786https://wp.me/p8xvI6-cG
  7. Shirley Gentry – https://stampinwithshirleyg.com/?p=2205
  8. Mary Deatherage – https://stampsnlingers.com/?p=24092
  9. Sue Prather – https://stampwithsueprather.com/?p=2851
  10. Aurora Lopez – https://craftystamperdesigns.com/?p=781
  11. Amy Koenders –https://stampwithamyk.com/?p=46385

 

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Fall Migration

Sometimes, nature provides the best inspiration when it comes to cardmaking.  I looked out my window this morning and realized that in a few weeks the geese will be migrating, the trees will have dropped their leaves and frost will be in the air.  With that visual in mind, I went to my craft table and came up with this ultra-simple card.

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This card uses very minimal supplies.  The trees are from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set, the geese are from the High Tide stamp set and the sentiment is from the First Frost stamp set.  I used Soft Suede ink for al the stamping.  The sentiment panel uses the die from Storybook Scene Thinlets dies.  I cut a second one out of copper foil to give it some grounding.  Copper ribbon completes the front panel which was then mounted onto Merry Merlot cardstock.  I wanted to keep the front panel monochromatic and I love the depth the Merry Merlot base it gives it.

If you have any questions about the card, please leave me a comment below and I will be sure to answer it.  Should you need any of the supplies, just click on the image in the supply list below to order.  Thanks so much and I hope to see you during our Facebook live today at 3 pm ET!

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Country Home Explosion Box

I am not really a country decor girl , but when I saw the Country Home Suite, I had to have it! So, today’s project will be an explosion box featuring most of the image stamps and that lovely DSP.  It really is easy to make and so much fun!  With all of the wonderful DSP in the Holiday Catalog, the possibilities are endless.explosion box w

And here’s the video tutorial:

I hope you will give this one a try – just imagine the delighted look on the recipient’s face when they lift the lid and viola!  See below for the list of supplies used.  To order any of the items used in this tutorial, click on the picture and you will be taken to my shop with that item already in your cart.

Thanks so much for watching!  See you Tuesdsay night for the next fun project!

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Frightful Fun

It’s that time of year again!  Little ghosts, fairy princesses, pirates and pumpkins  And what Halloween would be complete without a trip to the local pumpkin patch?

Today’s card is all about Halloween but from Bella’s perspective – instead of the perfect pumpkin she found a bone hidden among the colorful gourds.

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This card starts with a card base of Basic Black cardstock cut 4-1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″ for a top folding card.  Next came a layer of Spooky Night designer series paper, also cut 4-1/4″ x 5-12″ to which I added a strip of the 7/8″ Striped Ribbon.  This panel was then glued onto the card base with Tombow multipurpose liquid glue.

The focal panel is Whisper White cardstock cut 3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″.  Onto this I stamped Bella from the Bella and Friends stamp set and then used my Aqua Painter and Sahara Sand ink to color her in.  Once dry, I then masked her off and stamped the two solid pumpkins (1 large and 1 small) from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set in Cajun Craze ink and the patterned pumpkin in Crushed Curry ink.  I then stamped the medium solid pumpkin and a small solid pumpkin onto a scrap of Whisper White and used matching dies from the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlets dies to die cut them.  These were added to the focal panel, popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The vines were cut from a scrap of Garden Green cardstock using the die from the same die set.

The sentiment is from the Spooky Cat stamp set and was stamped directly onto the focal panel using Memento black ink.  This was matted with the striped design from the Spooky Night designer series paper and popped onto the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The last steps were to add 3 black rhinestones and a die cut leaf I had left over from a previous card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card; I just love all the different designs going on it.  I hope you will give it a try.  If you have any questions about how the card is made just let me know.  You can shop for the materials used by clicking the Shop button in the upper right corner.

Ta for now!

Count My Blessings

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Time for this month’s blog hop and I am so excited to be participating with such talented crafters!

The theme for this month’s blog hop is “Giving Thanks” in preparation for Thanksgiving next month.  And this Thanksgiving is going to be such a wonderful one as we are having a mini-family reunion and will have all 5 of the grandchildren together for the first time.  They are all girls and all love crafting as do 3 of us so-called grownups.  So it promises to be a great time and I am so thankful that we will have this time together as we are all from different states and don’t get to see each other as often as we would like.

Now, on to the card.  I love embossing powder and don’t use it nearly enough so what a great opportunity to bring out a favorite stamp set and some beautiful gold!

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The card starts with some Early Espresso cardstock for the base, cut 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  It’s not my usual but wanted a big focal area to work with.  Next, I took a piece of Old Olive measuring 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ and stamped the lovely flower image from the Count My Blessings stamp set four times in Versamark. ink  This was sprinkled it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it with my heat tool.  This panel was matted with Early Espresso cardstock measuring  4-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ using Tombow Liquid Glue.  I then wrapped some of the Copper Trim around both panels just a tad higher than center and tied it in a bow.

The card base received a top mat of lovely paper from the Painted Harvest designer series.  The focal panel was then mounted on top of this using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Now for the sentiment.  I cut an oval using the second largest die from the Stitched Shapes oval framelits and stamped the sentiment from the Count My Blessings stamp set in Chocolate Chip.  I LOVE this sentiment – it always stamps so bold and crisp and has a big impact on a card.  To tie it together with the patterned paper, I stamped the leaf image from Count My Blessings onto the top making sure to go off the oval.  I then colored the leaves in with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends – folks you have got to get these Blends when they become available!  They are so easy to work with!  The oval was then mounted onto the focal panel, again using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The finishing touch is 3 gold circles from the  Metallic Shapes.

And, that’s it!  I hope you will give this card a try – it really is quite easy and has a lot of bang for the buck.  The gleam of the gold from the embossing really makes this card special.

Ready for the next card on the hop?  Just click the next button below to see Jaimie Babarczy’s lovely creation.  And if you started with me, be sure to click on the previous button to see the beauty that Karen Finkle created.  Ta for now!

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And here’s the list of everyone participating in today’s hop:

  1. Karen Finkle – https://karenscardkorner.blogspot.com/…
  2. Linda Richenberg – http://wp.me/p8GiKS-jS
  3. Jaimie Babarczy – http://wp.me/p79UhD-1l0
  4. Julie Johnston –
  5. Mary Deatherage – http://wp.me/p5snyt-4iD
  6. Sue Prather – http://wp.me/p5yitZ-bc
  7. Jari Francis – http://wp.me/p6sTcz-1q5
  8. Barbara Staradumsky https://stampin2day.wordpress.com/2…
  9. Amy Koenders – https://wp.me/p2SFwf-9S6

Life Is Better With…….

Hi Y’all!  It’s been too long, I know.  Seems like life just got in the way for awhile (yep, a cop out if ever there was one but that’s my story and I’m sticking to it).  Any who, I promise to be better about posting which brings me to today’s card and I think the title says it all.  Life is, indeed, better with friends!  Keep scrolling for the details on how this one came together.

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I started with a base of Old Olive cardstock cut 4-1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″.  I absolutely love the Painted Autumn designer series paper so cut a mat of 4-1/2″ x 3-3/4″.  This let the Old Olive ground it from being too busy.  This was glued to the base using my favorite Tombow multimedia glue.

Next, I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 3-1/4″ x 4″ but I didn’t do any stamping on it.  Rather it serves as the holder for the focal images and sentiment.  I grabbed the Pick A Pumpkin stamp set and got to stamping on a scrap of Whisper White.  I stamped the  large pumpkin and the medium pumpkin in Cajun Craze ink.  Then I stamped the gourd in Garden Green ink.  I stamped two of the bud-like leaves using Crushed Curry ink and two of the leafy stems again using Garden Green.  All of this went to the Big Shot and was die cut using the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlets.

Then I laid out the pieces to see what would be pleasing to the eye before gluing anything down. Once I was happy, I adhered the large pumpkin and the yellow stem behind it straight to the panel with Tombow glue.  Next, I popped up the medium pumpkin using a couple of Stampin Dimensionals.  I laid the first green stem between the two pumpkins and glued it down with Tombow.  I snuck the second green stem under and to the right of the medium pumpkin and glue it down with Tombow as well.  That just left the second yellow stem and the gourd.  I glued the second yellow stem on top of the green stem angling it so it fell over the top of the medium pumpkin.  Then I popped the gourd up over that using a couple of Mini Dimensionals.  I did let the bottoms of the pumpkins and the gourd hang over the bottom edge a smidge.  I then adhered that whole panel to a piece of Soft Suede card stock cut 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″.  This left just a tiny border all the way around but was perfect at framing it.  A quick coat of Wink of Stella on the pumpkins gave them a bit of sparkle.

Since there was so much white space left, I went with stamping the sentiment in Soft Suede on a scrap of Whisper White (the sentiment comes from the Just Add Text stamp set.  It is punched out with the Everyday Label Punch.  I then punched  out two more labels, one from the DSP and one from Soft Suede cardstock.  I cut each of these in half vertically and glued them to the ends for a nice frame.  The sentiment is popped up on the panel with dimensionals.

Lastly, I cut another piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and glued that to the inside with Tombow.  I left it blank so it can be used for almost any occasion.

I hope you enjoyed the card and will give it a try yourself.  All the supplies listed are in bold above.  If you have any questions about it just drop me a comment.  If you would like to order the supplies to make it, just click on the link in the upper right of the page.  Thanks for stopping by!