Fall Holiday

Here is a card I made last night that would have been much simpler had I not put the 3D sticker on before trying to cut my piece.  My reasoning was that I needed to know how it would fit and cut it correctly, but the thickness of the sticker meant I had to use some scissor type edgers.  not as pretty, but not too bad.  This is for the MFP SpeedyTV Simple Salutations challenge this week for a fall or autumn card.

Fall Holiday Card


I used ivory card for the small front panel, as well as the card base.  Bamboo Leaves (Memento) ink actually matches the green paper and the green of the leaves in the sticker pretty well.  The sticker is from a set called BW Flora & Fauna Birds and Leaves Grand Adhesions by K&Company. The embossing folder I used is Petals by Crafts-Too.  The sentiment stamp is from MFP’s Christmas Bridge Mini set.

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Just a Little Kiss

Here is a card made using the Kissing Technique.  To do this technique, you take a silhouette (solid image) stamp and ink it with a light color, then use a texture image stamp, or just another image that is inked in a darker ink and press your original image to that texture image to get the texture onto it, then stamp it.  After stamping the solid image onto the texture image, it helps to huff onto the stamp to re moisten the first ink.

10-21-13 Kissing



  • Memento ink: Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk, Gray Flannel, Canteloupe, Rich Cocoa
  • Stamps by Gina K.: Wild About You, Timeless Textures
  • Card: Georgia Pacific Image Plus
  • Clear Stardust pen (Sakura)

The challenge this week on ScrapZee is to use a silhouette image, the challenge at StampTV is to use the kissing technique and the challenge at MFP SpeedyTV FOSTV is to make a Fall/Harvest card.  The colors I chose to use are for the Fall/Harvest card challenge.  However, I needed a birthday card for an uncle, so the colors are all I can offer to that one.  Though, maybe the animals are getting together for a Fall Festival.

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Fall Is In The Air

Hard to believe it, but it really is Fall.  Yikes!  That means it’s getting close to Christmas and I haven’t even started my Christmas cards.  Well, I did do an Autumn card for a friend of mine that had surgery on Thursday.

9-20-13 STV MFP Embossed Autumn



  • Ivory and brown card stock
  • Spellbinders’ M-Bossabilities Flora folder
  • Gina K. Holiday Basket (flowers) and Beyond Baskets (wheelbarrow & sentiment)
  • Antique Gold embossing powder
  • Tim Holts: Distress Markers, Distress ink in Antique Linen and Peeled Paint
  • Koh-i-Noor Colour Pencils
  • Scotch: Advanced Tape Glider & 3D Mounting Tape
  • Sponge Dauber
  • Cutterbee Scissors

First I cut my card stock and scored the base.  The base is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″.  The dark brown card is 5-1/2″ x 4″.  The leaf embossed panel is 5″ x 3-3/4″.  After I embossed the ivory panel with the leaves, I used a sponge dauber and the distress inks to highlight the leaves and flowers.  On a separate piece of ivory card, I heat embossed the wheelbarrow, the sentiment and the flowers.  After the embossing had cooled, I colored the parts using the distress markers, then fussy cut everything out.  The layers were put together using the tape glider, but the flowers I put into the wheelbarrow using 3D mounting tape to give it some depth and definition.

This card is for the Simple Salutations challenge this week at MFP SpeedyTV.  It is also being entered in a challenge at StampTV.  Mainly, it’s just to encourage my friend.

This next project are actually 2 Christmas tags.  There is a challenge at ScrapZee.com this week to try this fold technique.  I didn’t have too many double sided papers, and as it makes a Christmas tree, this was the closest I could find that would work.  Now, I’d like to enter this in the MFP SpeedyTV Sketch with a Twist challenge this week, but the twist was to do a Halloween theme and I don’t do that holiday.  So, if it will be accepted with a Christmas theme, I’ll enter it there.  If not, that’s okay, as I choose not to celebrate that holiday.

9-21-13 SZ MFP Tree Tags


As the fold uses 1/2 of a circle, I made two.


  • White Card
  • Dot ribbon (?)
  • Cutterbee Scissors
  • Gina K. Seasonal Labels
  • Memento Bahama Blue ink
  • Raspberry Road Designs Luxury Paper Collection
  • Spellbinders Scalloped Circles – largest
  • Provo Craft Cuttlebug machine
  • Scotch 3D Mounting Tape and Advanced Tape Glider
  • W.R. Memory Keepers Corner Chomper – Deco
  • Lion Brand Yarn Fun Fur

I cut the white card to 5″ x 3-1/2″, then used the corner chomper on the corners.  The scalloped circle was cut out, then cut in 1/2.  It was then folded (the instructions came from Split Coast Stampers). I used 3D mounting tape in very small pieces at the fold edges to give it some depth, then it was adhered with the tape glider to the card, as was the ribbon.  Before adhering the tree, I stamped the sentiment on the tag.  Then used a hole punch in the center top and attached the fun fur.  I like to attach hanging thread/ribbon/yarn by folding in half and pushing the folded part through the hole until I have a loop at the top, then pushing the two ends from the back through the loop and snugging it at the top.

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It’s difficult to believe fall is coming. Well, the temps are still over a 100 every day and it doesn’t really cool off here for quite awhile, so I’ll just craft a bit of fall for now.

Made this fun fall card for the ScrapZee weekly challenge to make a fall card, the StampTV weekly challenge to use darker colors, and the MFP SpeedyTV Friends Of SpeedyTV challenge to frame. I inked my card base using 3 different colors of distress ink, then did two layers of green and popped my image up a bit. This was a rather complicated card to use, as I had to stamp the flowers and fussy cut the whole thing, then stamp them again, put the cut out piece over it to stamp the bucket, then cover that to stamp the pumpkins inside the bucket. After I colored it, I fussy cut everything. A lot of work, but I like how it turned out.

Framed Fall

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