Fall Thank You Card

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

Make everyday paper-and-embellishment collections look more seasonal by adding custom die-cut shapes in the colors you want to highlight.

Materials

  • Cardstock: white, dark blue, orange, rust, brown
  • Anna Griffin Gabbie by Maude Asbury Collection 6”x6” Cardstock Paper Pad
  • Anna Griffin Gabbie by Maude Asbury Collection Stickers: 3D Art Stickers, 3D Title Stickers
  • We R Memory Keepers Aqua Baker’s Twine
  • Jute twine

Tools

  • Provo Craft Cricut Cutting System and Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons Cartridge
  • Adhesives: paper adhesive, foam squares

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, scoring tool, detail scissors, ruler, pencil, stapler and staples

Directions

STEP 1

Make 6”x6” white side-fold card. Cut 6” dark blue cardstock square; adhere to card front.

STEP 2

Cut 5-3/4” floral paper square; adhere to card front.

STEP 3

Cut 5” ledger paper square and 5-1/4” aqua tone-on-tone paper square. Layer and adhere squares together. Cut 5”x1” green oval paper strip; adhere to top of ledger paper square.

STEP 4

Following manufacturer’s instructions, cut three fall leaves and/or branches from orange, rust, and brown cardstock. Adhere die cuts in upper left corner of ledger paper panel. Tie twine into bow around panel as shown.

STEP 5

Adhere dimensional flower sticker to leaves using foam squares.

STEP 6

Detail cut flower and leaf motif from patterned paper and adhere to bottom right corner of ledger paper panel.

STEP 7

Loop baker’s twine through small dimensional tag sticker. Adhere sticker to panel as shown using foam squares. Staple twine to panel as shown.

STEP 8

Adhere panel to card with foam squares.

Tip

  • If you don’t own an electronic cutting system, substitute silk leaves for the die cuts.

by Aly Dosdall for Anna Griffin (www.annagriffin.com)

Stamping on Vellum

Fall is a favorite time of year to pull out my warm and cozy paper-crafting products in a beautiful array of colors.

It’s Jill Cornell here today to share a Thanksgiving card idea with you, and this time I even incorporated stamps! I adore the “Harvest Lane” collection from Simple Stories and featured the line on this card. I cut the “thankful” bingo card in approximately half and then tied twine around it before tying it in a bow around a heart sticker.  A couple of sentiment stickers adhered to stamped leaves – “blessed” and “grateful” – keep with the Thanksgiving theme.

Here’s a look at the dimension of the card…

And I’m going to share a simple tutorial with you on how I stamped the leaves. The set is “Mod Leaves” by Cocoa Daisy. I used pigment inks from American Crafts with clear embossing power. And yes, I stamped on vellum! I love the softness that vellum brings to my projects. (Note: Do not hold heat gun too close to the vellum when embossing and keep the gun moving so the vellum does not melt.)

Stamp the image with a coordinating ink color. (Note: I have found that I am able to get a crisp image by using a foam mat underneath my paper.)

  Sprinkle with embossing powder and apply heat gun.

Cut out the image and adhere to project.

Stamping is a great way to add pops of color to projects and the heat embossing helps preserve the images.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jill Cornell from Blessed Scrapper (www.jillcornell.blogspot.com)

Give Thanks Card

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

 

Create appealing texture on handmade cards with layered chipboard stickers and a touch of machine sewing.

Materials

  • Bella Blvd. Finally Fall Collection Papers: Autumn Splendor, Apple Holler, Borders, Cute Cuts, Leaf Pile
  • Bella Blvd. Stickers: Finally Fall Collection Alpha + Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Chipboard Icons; Sophisticates Collection Quattrofina Mustard & Apricot Alpha
  • Turquoise button

Tools

  • Sewing machine and threads: bright green, light blue
  • Turquoise acrylic paint
  • Adhesives: paper adhesive, clear dots

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, detail scissors, ruler, pencil, small paintbrush, non-stick craft sheet, sewing needle, bone folder

Directions

STEP 1

Make 5-1/4”x4-1/4” top-fold card from Apple Holler paper; fold with apple side out. Make second card of same size from Autumn Splendor paper; fold with wood grain side in. Set aside Autumn Splendor card until last step.

STEP 2

Cut orange strip from Borders paper; adhere across bottom of apple card. Sew light blue straight stitch along bottom edge of strip.

STEP 3

Paint turquoise border down right edge of card to create look of torn paper; let dry.

STEP 4

Adhere brown journaling sticker to card as shown. Cut smaller Leaf Pile panel; distress edges slightly with scissors blade and adhere to journaling sticker. Adhere green leaf tab sticker to top edge of journaling sticker.

STEP 5

Adhere alphabet sticker sentiment to orange border strip as shown. Adhere Alpha & Bits “give thanks” sentiment above “happy.”

STEP 6

Detail cut cloud from Cute Cuts paper; adhere to layered panel. Adhere tree, pumpkin, and apple chipboard stickers to layered panel.

STEP 7

Sew bright green thread through buttonholes, knotting at back. Adhere button to card with clear dot.

STEP 8

Adhere cards together with apples on outside and wood grain on inside. Firmly crease fold with bone folder.

Tip

To make cards that are patterned inside and out, adhere two layers of patterned paper together to approximate the weight of traditional cardstock.

by Michelle Clement for Bella Blvd. (http://www.bellablvd.net/)

Ribbon Obsession

I am a self-confessed ribbon-aholic! I have more ribbon than any crafter has a right to own. I am sure I use ribbon on 95% of my projects and the more ribbon I use, the more I purchase. How can I resist? Ribbon is beautiful. Ribbon comes in many colors. Ribbon is versatile. Ribbon is easy to incorporate into many types of crafting. Look how I used ribbon two ways on the card below.

I created a double bow with two shades of gold ribbon, and I pleated some brown ribbon at the bottom of the card. Nothing jazzes up cards, tags, and scrapbook pages quite like ribbon.

Happy harvest Materials List:

  • Cardstock: American Crafts Coffee, X-Press It White Blending Card
  • Echo Park Paper Co. This & That Charming Collection 6″x6″ Paper Pad
  • Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims: Diamond Satin in Turftan Brown, Old Gold, and Yellow Gold; Natural Hemp
  • Brown button
  • SpellbindersGrand Calibur Die-Cutting System and Nestabilities Dies: Standard Circles SM and LG, Classic Ovals LG, Classic Scalloped Ovals LG, Lacey Ovals
  • Stamps: Taylored Expressions Autumn Wreath
  • Tsukineko Memento Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa
  • .Too Marker Corp.COPIC Markers
  • Adhesives: 3M Scotch Brand Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares, Scor-Pal Scor-Tape, Beacon Adhesives Fabri-tac Glue

One of my favorite places to purchase ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon (www.reasonableribbon.com). They have a unique selection, reasonable prices, fast shipping, and great customer service.

Really Reasonable Ribbon has been meeting the ribbon needs of crafters, wedding planners, rubber stampers, scrapbookers, and the artistic community for over 10 years. We offer great wholesale pricing on full spools of many of our styles, and “really reasonable” discount retail pricing on ribbon by the yard.

Our large selection of ribbon styles includes a variety of colors and widths in grosgrain, organza, gingham, satin, ric rac, twill tape, velvet, bakers twine, jute, and much more.

Here is what the owner, Bonnie Garby, had to say:

I took over as owner of Really Reasonable Ribbon, located in New York, in January 2010, from my good friend Debbie who was ready to retire. I had worked with her for two years prior to becoming the new owner. When I took over the business, I was leaving a job where I was not exactly happy. Since taking over RRR, it has been a pleasure to work for myself. I have been crafting my whole life, starting with rubber stamping in 1995. The ribbon business seemed like a perfect match for me because I get to shop for terrific new ribbon for a living! It is so fun to be surrounded by crafty stuff and call it my job!

Bonnie has graciously donated TWO ribbon assortments from the RRR Ribbon Club to one lucky winner!

To enter your name for this fantastic prize, leave a comment on this post telling us why you love ribbon! We will draw one lucky winner and post the winner’s name on November 19th!

Here is a card I made using the October Ribbon Club selection. These lovely Christmas-themed ribbons and laces are simply stunning.

 MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS MATERIALS LIST:  

  • Cardstock: American Crafts Crimson, Stampin’ Up! Whisper White
  • Authentique Wonder Collection 6″x6″ Paper Pad
  • Really Resonable Ribbon Trims: October Ribbon Club Collection, Christmas Baker’s Twine
  • Papertrey Ink Perfect Match Pure Poppy Button
  • SpellbindersGrand Calibur Die-Cutting System and Dies: Nestabilities Standard Circles SM, Classic Scalloped Circles SM, Classic Rectangles LG, Classic Scalloped Rectangle LG; Shapeabilities Holly Motifs
  • Hampton ArtStamps: Hot Fudge Studio Reindeer, Art Warehosue Holiday Dreams and Wishes
  • Ink Pads: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk; Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Old Paper
  • Sakura of America Star Dust Gelly Roll Pen
  • Adhesives: 3M Scotch Brand Tape Runner, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares, Beacon Adhesives Fabri-tac Glue

Please leave a comment here to enter to win this prize! And stop by to visit the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog for more inspiration, blog hops, and challenges!

Many Blessings,

Gloria Stengel from Scraps of Life (www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com)

Fall Gold Card

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

 

This autumn mixed media card is highlighted with Premo! Sculpey maple leaves you create yourself. Create just the embellishment you want in any color imaginable!

Materials

  • Polyform Premo! Sculpey Clay: Purple, 18K Gold
  • Paper: Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden Collection Paper Pad, DCWV Ciao Bella Stack
  • Jillibean Soup Corrugated Shapes
  • Prima Softees Collection Bonnet Flowers
  • Horizon Group Industrial Chic Charms by Susan Lenart Kazmer #MKP24088-123

Tools

  • Polyform Tools: Sculpey Clay Conditioning Machine or Acrylic Roller, Sculpey Clay Tool Starter Set, Premo! Mini Metal Cutters Nature
  • Oven and parchment-lined baking sheet
  • Inkadinkado Autumn Foliage Clear Stamps
  • Tsukineko Ink Pads: Brilliance Dew Drops Pearlescent Crimson, Pearlescent Rust; VersaMagic Hint of Pesto
  • Jacquard Products PearlEx Gold Powder Pigment
  • Adhesives: paper adhesive, liquid glue

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, waxed paper, sponge dauber

Directions

Size

5″x7″

Card

1. Wash hands. Cover work surface with waxed paper; do not use unbaked clay on unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Preheat oven to 275°F; test temperature with oven thermometer for perfectly cured clay. Do not use microwave oven.

2. Knead each package of clay until soft and smooth, washing hands between colors, or follow manufacturer’s instructions to use Clay Conditioning Machine. Run clay through machine several times on widest setting; fold clay in half after each pass and insert folded edge into rollers first.

3. When clay is pliable, mix small amounts Purple and 18K Gold clay. Run clay through Clay Conditioning Machine on #1 setting to create sheet. Cut six maple leaves from clay; use needle tool from Starter Set to make vein lines. See Photo 1.

Photo 1

4. Place leaves on parchment-lined baking sheet. Use finger to edge leaves with gold pigment powder.

5. Bake clay shapes as directed; let cool completely.

6. Choose three Butterfly Garden paper sheets. From first sheet, make 5”x7” side-fold card; sponge edges Hint of Pesto.

7. Using Pearlescent Rust ink, stamp sentiment onto second sheet of paper. Tear stamped area from sheet; sponge edges Pearlescent Rust.

8. Determine sentiment placement but do not adhere paper. Press Pearlescent Crimson ink pad onto card once so ink will be partially visible behind sentiment. Adhere sentiment to card.

9. Tear thin strip from third sheet of paper. Tear wider strip from Ciao Bella purple paper. Trim both strips to 7” long and sponge edges Pearlescent Crimson. Adhere strips to card.

10. Use liquid glue to adhere corrugated shape, flower, and charm to card; let dry.

11. Use liquid glue to adhere clay leaves to card; let dry

by Iris Weiss for Polyform Products