I have seen the fanfare fold card ideas on Pinterest and blogs for the last 3 months while researching ideas for class projects. (I've also seen this fold given other names.) The Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper really makes this a striking ...

 

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Painted Autumn Fanfare Fold Card & Box

I have seen the fanfare fold card ideas on Pinterest and blogs for the last 3 months while researching ideas for class projects.  (I've also seen this fold given other names.)  The Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper really makes this a striking card...love the colors of Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, and Early Espresso together.

Painted Autumn Fanfare Fold Card with Pinewood Plank Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Linda Persoon stampandshare.typepad.com

I make a short and purposely slow video of the card including products used and cutting dimensions.  Let me know if you like this format for sharing projects.

 

I used the same paper to make gifts for my class members last week.  Did you know you can texture emboss the new Acetate Card Boxes, #144628, $6.50 for 10?  I used Sparkle, #141468, $7.50 on page 210 in the Annual Catalog.  The size is 6 3/16" x 4 1/2".  You can fill the boxes with cards or any other gift that fits...including chocolate or a gift card.

Painted Autumn Acetate Gift Box with Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Linda Persoon stampandshare.typepad.com

 Enjoy your Halloween and Autumn festivities!  Include some time to stamp cards, gifts, and table decor.

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Friday Find - Carols of Christmas Card

I find so many ideas on Pinterest, YouTube or other blogs to share at my classes.  There are so many that it is hard to choose, but I manage to get it down to 4 or 5.  Most of the time I change them up, and this Carols of Christmas card is one of them that is pretty close to the original I found on Pinterest by Jennifer Cerizo.

Carols of Christmas Ornaments Christmas Card by Linda Persoon stampandshare.typepad.com

I just eliminated some of the layers and put in the holly instead of a bow, so the card is flatter for mailing.  Who wants to pay extra postage when you're sending a lot of cards?

The colors I used are Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and Gold.  I heat embossed the gold ornaments first and layered the die cut ones on top with glue dots.

A tip for using the die to cut the border:  Use a removing tape to hold down the die even with the Magnetic Platform.  It is a more flexible die that tends to shift out of place, especially when running forward and then back to make sure the intricate cuts are made.

I am busy getting ready for the Christmas Card Stack Class next week.  I usually hold it the 3rd week of the month, but TODAY is our 50th Anniversary.  Lots of fun planned for today together and then tomorrow with our son and his family.  In January we take a cruise with my hubby's brother and his wife.

As you can probably tell, I am slowing down on blogging.  I will be moving away from Feedblitz for your automatic emails, so don't be surprised when I get that done in the next couple weeks. 

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Monday Muse - Halloween Treat Tube Folder

I love to make treats for my grandchildren for Halloween.  When I saw France Martin's Youtube video (below) on making these card/folders, it looked like one I could  share at my September classes AND give to my grandchildren...double yay!

Spooky Night Treat Tube Holder by Linda Persoon stampandshare.typepad.com

I used the Spooky Nights Designer Series Paper with coordinating colors of Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla.  There are (12) 3" x 3" tree and moon pieces on each of the 2 sheets of that paper, so you can make (24).  Use the Stampin' Trimmer to accurately cut them.  The 'BOO' was cut from one of the sheets, too.  You can't see it in the photo, but the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush makes the moon and jack o'lantern eyes glow.  Fill the tube with candies or rolled up paper money.

 

I can see this will be fun for Christmas, Valentine's Day and many more fun holiday treat giving days!  Or these would sit perfectly on your co-worker's desks.  Enjoy!

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Monday Muse - Two Special Offers from Stampin' Up!

It's not often that Stampin' Up! has more than one special running at a time, but October is a wonderful exception!

It's no secret that I love the designer series papers.  How about you?  Well, here's our chance to get them at a discount.  This discount is packaged as Buy 3, Get 1 FREE.  From October 1-31, we can buy (3) select designer series papers and choose (1) free.  AND we get to choose which one is free.  So, you could order 3 paper stacks at $10 each and then choose a $13 specialty pack for the FREE item.

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Just click on this link...

Download Designer Series Paper Sale 2017

Not sure what the designs look like?  Here's are some videos showing most of them.

 

 

 

 

 

In honor of World Card Making Day, October 7, the second offer is 15% off select stamp sets plus a great deal on Fast Fuse adhesive from October 1 - 10.  Just click on this link...
Download WCMD Sale 2017 

Find all of them in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  Click on the icon in the right column. 

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Friday Find - Painted Autumn Suite Card

Finding an idea using the popular Painted Autumn Suite of products is easy!  So many stampers are sharing their creations on Pinterest.  I combined several to design this card for the September class.

Painted Harvest Sunflower Birthday Card by Linda Persoon stampandshare.typepad.com

Start with a Very Vanilla card base.  Layer the 5" x 2" piece of the zigzag Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper on the left side, followed by the 4" x 2" piece of green leaves.  Then use the Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach the 4 1/4" piece of 5/8" Burlap Ribbon across the front.

With the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies and the Big Shot, cut one from 3 1/4" square piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  Now for the fun part...stamping!

Painted Harvest is a watercolor look stamp set in photopolymer.  The two flower petal stamps are designed to give a lot of color dimension.  First stamp the larger flower in Daffodil Delight toward the top of the circle and over stamp the smaller one in Crushed Curry.  The center holes are not designed to line up perfectly, so just enjoy the freedom of it!  Use Early Espresso to stamp the center.  Again, it is not designed to line up perfectly with the flower petal hole.  Finish with a greeting.  I used the Happy Birthday stamp from Rose Wonder in Early Espresso.  Did you notice that at least 3 of of the Stampin' Up! sets have a similar font style...Rose Wonder, Butterfly Basics and now Painted Harvest?  It's fun to have choices to mix and match.

Sometimes you have to play with colors to coordinate with the designer series paper, especially when you are stamping on Very Vanilla instead of Whisper White.  So after several tries with various greens, I landed on Lemon Lime Twist for the solid stamp and Old Olive for the detail stamp on the leaves.  Stamp 3 on a 1 7/8" x 5 1/2" piece of Very Vanilla and cut with the Leaf Punch.

Yes, you may order the Painted Harvest stamp set and Leaf Punch as a bundle to save 10%

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