Aug - Dec 2020 Mini Catalog, Blends, Cards, Fall Cards, Stampin' UP!, Toni Mari's Creations

Autumn Greetings – Bring on the Fall Season!

Without a doubt, Fall is my very favorite time of year!  You can get a good mix of still warm weather with a hint of cool, crisp mornings.  And there’s just nothing like seeing the beautiful colors as the trees start to turn.  I’m a September baby so that might be why it just feels so good to me.  And here’s an honest statement, when SU! comes out with our 2nd Mini Catalog of the year, I always turn to the fall offerings first!  And this set is what caught my eye immediately.  Now mind you, I don’t generally gravitate to stamps that require a lot of coloring, but this one definitely found itself in my shopping cart without hesitation!  I also fell in love with the font on the sentiments.  SU! has really been offering an amazing selection of new fonts for us to enjoy.

I recently posted that I had participated in a card swap with other demonstrators.  You can see that post HERE.  I had actually joined 2 different swaps with 2 different groups.  The card below is the card that I submitted for a 2nd group of Stampin’ UP! demonstrators.

My initial thought process was to just stamp this detailed image in one color (Cinnamon Cider) and just color one focal piece, for example, the pumpkin.  I was then going to accent it with Wink of Stella (my absolute FAVORITE embellishment!) for a little extra shine.  But…that just looked a little too sparse to me so I broke out several of our Stampin’ Blends markers and went to town.  I certainly liked the fully colored result much better but it sure did take a LOT more time to make 21 cards, lol!  But I just sat and colored one evening into the wee hours of the morning, listening to my latest book on Audible, and it wasn’t bad at all.  I have to be in the mood for detail coloring though, it’s not something that can be rushed so my normal procrastination mode doesn’t work well with this sort of design.

Here are a few more pictures.  I tend to not always stamp a sentiment inside because then those who receive my card in the swap can add whatever they want.

I hope you enjoy my little taste of Autumn.  I’m really looking forward to the cooler temps and enjoying being outside a little more without turning into a puddle!  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

Toni

 

NOTE – here are the specific SU! Blend Colors that I used for this card

  • Old Olive – Light and Dark
  • Just Jade – Light
  • Calypso Coral – Light and Dark
  • Cinnamon Cider – Light
  • So Saffron – Dark
  • Pumpkin Pie – Light

 

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NC Demos September Blog Hop

Happy Fall, everyone!  We are now in my very favorite season!  I love the cooler mornings and the beautiful colors of the leaves changing.  And Pumpkins, cornstalks, mums…anything and everything associated with Fall!  And my birthday is in September so that probably adds to my love of it 🙂

This month we were to create anything with a Fall theme. You may have just come from  Tina’s post and I know she had a fabulous project to share.    We always have at least one new Fall themed stamp set that comes out in the Holiday catalog and I always purchase it.  I do every year and I don’t see that stopping anytime soon, lol!  This month, I used 2 different sets to make to very two different cards.  One uses traditional Fall colors and the other uses one of the many new trending colors that you see out in the retail stores now.

My first card uses the Delightful Day Bundle and the Gather Together Bundle.  I love that we can combine sets from different catalogs.  This is also one of the cards I just used for our Quarterly NC Demo gathering on Saturday 🙂

And I also decided to use something a little different for layering on this card.  In addition to the piece of Soft Suede that I used the Subtles Dynamic Embossing Folder on, I also cut apart one of our Copper Dotted Treat Bags to use as well.

 

 

 

I stamped the pumpkins in Cajun Craze on Whisper White card stock and then brushes Wink of Stella over it, which pulls a little bit of the ink color on to the image.  That was then die cut and I also used the Come to Gather DSP to die cut the leaf.

 

 

The finished card!   

 

For my second card, I went with non-traditional colors.  I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about the finished product but once it was all assembled, I liked it!  This card uses the Harvest Hellow Bundle, which is in the Holiday Catalog.

While I love all the stamp sets that come with a coordinating die set, I really enjoy using the bundles that come with a punch.  It’s that instant gratification thing, I guess.  But this card was quick and easy to put together.  I just stamped the pumpkins on different patterns of the Come to Gather DSP and a scrap of Mint Macaron card stock using Early Espresso ink, and then punched them out.  I used a scrap of Early Espresso card stock to get the stems, then I trimmed them a little bit.  After that, I brushed on some Wink of Stella.  I’ve said this before but that is one of my favorite embellishments, it just adds a little something to the finished card.  It’s not always easy to see in a photograph but it really packs a punch in person.

My favorite sentiment in this stamps set is the Hey There, Pumpkin! because its one of the nicknames I call my grandson, and now that he’s 13, he says he’s too old to be called that.  But I told him it’s my Grandmother privilege to call him whatever I want, lol!

 

And here’s the finished project!  

And I’ve added a new feature to my blog pictures!  If you click on any of the images, you will be directed to a page on my online store that lists all the products I used to make the card.  You can choose to add them all to your shopping cart, or just select the ones that you need since a lot of us have a pretty nice inventory of SU! products already on hand, lol!

I hope you enjoyed my cards and perhaps I’ve pushed you a little outside your comfort zone with the non-traditional example.  Now, please continue hopping along to  Jo Anne’s blog.  She always amazes me with her creative talent!

Happy Stamping!

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