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Here is a quick and easy Thanksgiving treat bag. It uses the single stamp, Gooble, Gobble, from the Holiday Mini Catalog.I love to use my Stampin’ Write markers to ink up these solid stamps in a variety of colors!

Stamps: Gobble, Gobble
Ink: Stampin’ Write Markers (Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Small Cello Bags, Top Note Bigz Die, Big Sho

Happy Thanksgiving!


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Give Thanks

Stamping 411’s Saturday Sketch Challenge this week was just perfect for the little turkey at the back of Stampin’ Up’s Holiday Mini Catalog. I can’t believe I hadn’t even used him yet! As soon as I saw the diamond on the card, I knew that the little gobbler would fit perfectly. Here’s the sketch:


One of the things I so appreciate about the Stamping 411 sketches is that they include suggested sizes for the various layers. It makes it so easy to follow the sketch and put together a fantastic card. Here is what I came up with:


Stamps: Gobble, Gobble
Ink: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Dusty Durango (Stampin’ Write Markers)
Paper: Sahara Sand, More Mustard, Dusty Durango, Very Vanilla, To The Nines Specialty Paper
Other: Dusty Durango Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon

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The thing I miss most,  living here in Southern California, is the Fall Colors. I love the beauty of the trees in the fall! Even though most of the colors are passed their peak else where, I can still create beautiful Fall colors on my cards. This is the third card that I will be making with my faculty group this month. It is quick and easy, though the Top Note Die Cut gives it a sense of elegance.


Stamps: Season of Friendship, Sanded
Ink: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red
Paper: Ruby Red, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Other: 1/4″ Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon

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This card is the second project I will be making with my faculty after-school stamp class. It is inspired by the incomparable Gretchen Barron. I had so much fun watercoloring the main image. The Watercolor Wonder Crayons are amazing on the Naturals White card stock! They give the card such an elegant look. This may be the best watercoloring I have ever done!


Stamps: Harvest Home, Texture Wheel
Ink: StazOn Black, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Really Rust, Naturals White
Other: Chocolate Chip 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Watercolor Wonder Crayons (Earth Elements)

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As soon as I saw this adorable turkey on Mickey’s blog, I knew I just had to make one of my own! I used candy corn in the Sweet Treats cup, and made my own designer paper with the leaf from Holiday Blitz. The base is a 3″x3″ card, but it could easily be incorporated into something larger.  How cute would this be for Thanksgiving place cards?


Stamps: Holiday Blitz
Ink: More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust
Paper: More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Other: Scallop #2 Bigz Die, 1″ Circle Punch, Small Oval Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch,  Sweet Treats Cup, googly eyes

This is one of three great Thanksgiving projects that I will be making in my faculty after-school stamp class.

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I really liked this weekend’s sketch challenge over at Stamping 411. I was *this close* to creating a scrapbook page for it, but decided to make a card instead, using the super fun color’s of Friday’s Color Challenge over at Stampin’ Addicts.


The Stampin’ Addict challenge colors were Certainly Celery, Rich Razzleberry, and Dusty Durango. They are great for a non-traditional Halloween or Fall card. I chose to go with a fall card. I used a Texturz plate on the Certainly Celery piece to mimic the look of the vine. It’s hard to see in the picture, but it looks very elegant in real life.


Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Holiday Best
Ink: Certainly Celery, Rich Razzleberry, Dusty Durango
Paper: Certainly Celery, Rich Razzleberry, Dusty Durango, Whisper White
Other: Stampin’ Up Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates, Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Dusty Durango Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Big Shot

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Fall Medallion

This week’s Pals Paper Arts Challenge is an Inspiration Challenge which means you look at a certain picture and create whatever it inspires you to do. They chose a beautiful fall picture from pottery barn.


To me, this speaks of Fall in an elegant way. I love the colors together! So inspired by this I decided to make an elegant fall card. Here is what I came up with:


Stamps: Medallion
Ink: More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Really Rust
Paper: More Mustard, Always Artichoke,Very Vanilla
Other: Always Artichoke 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Fresh Favorites Button (Always Artichoke)

To create the multi-colored stamped image, I first inked up the medallion stamp with More Mustard. Then I used my sponge daubers to add Always Artichoke and Really Rust to it.  I love how it came out! I threaded a tiny sliver of More Mustard card stock through the button to finish it off.

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