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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Crates of Gourd Goodness

Happy Fall Ya'll!
Are you enjoying the weather where you are?  It isn't quite "fall" here in Texas compared to Minnesota where we lived last year, but the pumpkins, mums and fall decor help!

If you're joining our hop for the first time, welcome!  You probably came from the blog of my talented friend Dani - so thank you for continuing on to me!  We are a group of demonstrators from across the globe that represent Stampin' Up! and their amazing products!  Be sure to use google translate so you don't miss any detail!

Today we are featuring some beautiful Autumn stamp sets - Gourd Goodness and Count My Blessings.  I really like the sentiments in Count My Blessings, but I like the 2-step stamping of the other so I chose to highlight the Gourd Goodness stamp set.  The pumpkins and gourds come as two-step stamps which help to give these images some nice depth and dimension by using two different ink colors.

For the background of each card, I used the Burlap background stamp with tone on tone Crumb Cake color.  I then added some Vellum and Coffee Cafe Designer Series Paper (DSP) as a base for my crate.

The crate was cut using the Wood Crate Framelits and the Wood Textures DSP.  I added some Pool Party Solid Baker's Twine, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon and a heart from the Corrugated Elements pack.

The crate, pumpkins and gourds were adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.

The second card was made similarly except this time I used the side of the Wood Crate Framelits to make a smaller crate.

The Classic Label Punch is a favorite of mine!  Do you own this punch?  *You should!*

For the little tag, I used the backside of one of the Corrugated Elements and used my Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker to make a custom tag.

I hope that you like my cards!  It's been so nice sharing my creations with you all over the past year.  Only a few hops left before the new team takes over!  I would love to hear from you - leave a comment and pin your favorites but be sure to make your way around the hop!

Next up is the lovely Jennifer Sootkoos!

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The latest from Stampin' Up!
DSP Share will continue through the end of the month!  Two of the papers used today are on sale!

I hope to be sharing stamping videos soon!

Stampin' Blends will be available to customers NOVEMBER 1st!! Woohoo!!

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  1. Love your little tag and the use of the crate! I am drawn to the "side" size. Cute!

  2. Love how you used the crates on both these cards--just terrific.

  3. What a harvest!
    Ingenious idea with the wooden box, fits perfectly to the stamp set!