Give Thanks with Vintage Leaves

Finally, the Florida weather has changed!  Our mornings and evening temperatures have dropped into the low 70's.  I've broken into my "winter wardrobe" and wearing sweaters and jackets.   I'm not complaining.  It's a welcomed change!  

And, so is today's card.  You might be thinking "a blue leaf"?!  Yes, a blue leaf!  The colors are deep and rich, just like fall and you're going to love the shimmer.  The Gold Wink of Stella is splattered across the front of this card and plays up the Gold Glimmer Paper perfectly.  Plus, you know I hate 'predictable'. ((smile))  

Vintage Leaves Give Thanks, Lisa's Stamp Studio,

The Leaflets Framelits coordinate with the Vintage Leaves stamp set making this an effortless card.  The sponging is done with daubers, creating a beautiful palette for the greeting.  If you aren't a fan of the colors, change it up. The layout is easily adaptable  and a refreshing change.

You can download the project tutorial by clicking on the image below.  

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Ordering for November's Studio Stamps in the Mail begins on Monday, October 24th!  I will be including the Santa's Sleigh Bundle (stamp set and framelits).  Get all the details by clicking on the image below. Remember, ordering is only available for 7 days - through Monday, October 31st.

  Studio Stamps in the Mail, November 2016, Lisa's Stamp Studio,

If you like new project ideas, fancy folds and gift ideas, be sure to check out my Project PDF Tutorial library.  

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Quick Crafting Tip - Protecting Foil Sheets When Die Cutting

If you own a Big Shot, or any other die cutting machine, you know that the clear mats/pads that you use to protect your project become scuffed and marred.  It's to be expected and it's also a sign that you're using your die cutting machine.

Those marks can leave a nasty texture on things like vellum and foil sheets.  Today's quick tip video will show you a simple, way of preserving the surface of these papers.  You won't ever have to worry about those marks transferring to those surfaces again! 

Mark your calendar!  November's Studio Stamps in the Mail ordering begins on MONDAY - October 24th.  November's packet includes the Santa's Sleigh Bundle including the stamp set and framelits plus the pre-cut supplies to make 8 cards; 2 each of 4 different designs.  I include a video and a PDF tutorial so we can stamp together!  Embellishments and envelopes are always included and everything is delivered Priority Mail to your home.  Easy, convenient and fun!  

Ordering is for one week only - ending on October 31st.  

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Awesome Arrow Frame - Marquee Messages

Simple text can play a huge role in any handmade card, especially when you can frame it!

I created this  card using the Marquee Messages stamp set. The retro style images and fonts are so much fun and appropriate for anyone.  The set includes different greetings make this a versatile and fun set to use for just about any occasion.  

The arrow image is part of a larger image so I chose to stamp it on Basic Gray cardstock and cut them out. The fussy cutting is easy since the outline doesn't entail any curves.  I used the White Chalk Marker to fill the dotted edge to bring out the white cardstock layer.  

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Flirty Flamingo cardstock makes up the base of this card.  I created a 1/8" layer of Basic Gray cardstock behind a layer of Peekaboo Peach cardstock.  

I used the Sparkle embossing folder on the Peekaboo Peach layer - perfect for that retro fell.  

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Here are the supplies I used on today's card. 

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Badges & Banners Gate Fold Card

I'm enjoying creating holiday cards but I still need cards for other occasions.  

Today's card features a fun gate fold and my favorite metallic color - copper!  

Badges & Banners Copper Gate Fold Card,

Did you notice the punched opening on the front of this card that houses the bird cage?

Badges & Banners Copper Gate Fold Card,

The Badges & Banners stamp set coordinates with the Best Badge punch.  The punch not only eliminates fussy cutting but it also created the opening in this card revealing the bird cage image inside.  

Badges & Banners Copper Gate Fold Card,

I created a belly band measuring 1" x 10" to wrap around the gate fold, sealing the card shut.  I used the Falling Flowers stamp set for the swirls on the band and the inside greeting.  All the images were heat embossed using Copper Embossing Powder. 

The Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim finishes off the elegant look to this card.  

Here's a great image for pinning to your Pinterest board.

Badges & Banners Copper Gate Fold Card,

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November's Studio Stamps in the Mail ordering begins Monday, October 24th!

Studio Stamps in the Mail, November 2016, Lisa's Stamp Studio,

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Designer Series Paper is on sale during October - Buy 3, Get 1 Free!  

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