I know, I know....another pumpkin from the Fall Fest stamp set. LOL! but, I am really enjoying this little bundle (Fall Fest stamp set and Fun Fall framelits Bundle)....these bundles make creating so much 'fun' and speedy! I mean, really, do you miss the days of ALL that fussy-cutting every image with scissors? I bet you are doing more layering and adding dimensionals to pop up the images that coordinate with punches and framelits than you are without, right?!! Don't be afraid to admit it. LOL! This card finishes up my 'framed' stamping class I had a few weeks ago.
- The card base measures 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" out of Naturals Ivory cardstock....LOVE this paper!
- Layered some yummy Color Me Autumn Designer Series paper onto Mossy Meadow cardstock. Covered the seam of the 2 designs with a strip of Soft Suede and glued to the card base.
- The focal image is created using some Flashback Designer Series paper and gluing it to a piece of cardboard from a favorite cracker or cereal box. Die cut the 'window' using the Window Framelit Collection and the Squares Collection Framelits. Popped it up with Stampin' Dimensionals, inserted the center with the same size square framelit as the opening (glued to the base). Inked the pumpkin (Fall Fest stamp set) in Tangelo Twist and Mossy Meadow, then stamped onto a scrap piece of Naturals Ivory...die cut using the Fun Fall Framelits and added Stampin' Dimensionals. The leaf (Fun Fall Framelits) and sentiment layers (Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits Dies) are 'stolen' die cuts from the Mossy Meadow layer. (See Tips below)
- Sentiment comes from the Good Greetings stamp set (exclusive set for Hostesses), inked in Tangelo Twist, stamped onto Naturals Ivory and matted with the 'stolen' Mossy Meadow Project Life die cut.
- The bundle of fibers is from the 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon. I took about 12-15 of the short strands and tied them in the center and added to the window frame using Multipurpose Liquid glue.
Kind of festive, don't you think? I was going for a country-style Halloween look versus the modern, funny/cute-sy type of card. I think this layout renders any type of sentiment....birthday, congratulations, hello, Happy Fall or Thanksgiving, or Thinking of You to mention a few.
Window Frame(lits) Tip: You want to make sure that you cover your designer series paper with any type of adhesive...Snail Adhesive, Fast Fuse, Stampin' Glue Stick, or Multipurpose Liquid Glue...because you don't want any edges of the paper pulling away after it has been die cut. The reason I used the cardboard from a cracker box (or cereal box....anything thinner than Stampin' Up!'s Chipboard) is because I can use the framelits to die cut and still get a little bit of thickness to my project. You see, the steel cutting blades are not as deep as the Bigz die steel blades. I do recommend that you run it through the Big Shot a couple of times to make sure that all edges have a clean cut.
DEFINITION OF 'STEALING': Did you realize that you can beg, borrow and 'steal' from a layer of cardstock that is covered with designer series paper, or another piece of cardstock? I do this A LOT....here is my list of perks to 'stealing':
- Saves me from having to cut into a nice new sheet of cardstock and creating more scraps,
- No one will ever see these holes because they will be covered up,
- It's a lot of fun to cut other images and use on your next creation!
Did you notice that I stole more than what I used for my project? Yep! I decided to punch out some Note Tags and die cut some extra leaves that will be used for some treat packages...future project and creative inspiration to share with you.
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Ink Pads: Tangelo Twist (133646), Mossy Meadow (133645)