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Stamp It Blog Hop — Gather Together for The Season

Hello stampers and crafty friends! The fun never ends for papercrafters, especially when it's time for the October Stamp It Blog Hop!  You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from one of the other Stamp It members blog...either way, make sure to click the blog next in line to move along the hop and not miss a beat.


This Fall season has been flying so we will be sharing all sorts of handmade cards and giftable projects that hit several occasions...Fall, Thanksgiving, and even Christmas. YIKES!  I chose to stick with the current weather and focus on the few days of Fall that we'll see before the snow starts flying.


For my card, I'm featuring the Gather Together Suite of products.  I'm super happy to see one of the patterns from the Come To Gather designer series paper pack is a woodgrain pattern.  That just never seems to get old for me and is a natural and neutral pattern to include for any style of creation.


When I first saw the Gather Together stamp set, the first thing I got excited about was the one large leaf image.  I haven't done the Diaper Wipe technique in ages and it seems like the last time I played with it was creating a fall-type card.  Funny!  I chose to use the coordinating colors from the Come To Gather designer series paper pack — Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Pear Pizzazz to create my own "ink pad".  You start with a strofoam plate (or something that won't soak through to your work surface) and one baby wipe folded in half, then in half again.  To create your color palette that will be your "ink pad" for the leaf image, place 5-6 droplets of each ink color on the baby wipe.  Continue to do this with each color, filling in big gaps and let the droplets 'wick' together naturally.  Ink up your leaf image and stamp on the Whisper White piece of cardstock to create your own 'designer paper'.  You'll see magic when the image picks up the ink that you randomly dropped onto the baby wipe.  So cooool!


I loved the idea of stamping the sentiment on one of the wood pieces from the Tags & Feathers Elements packs, but I did find it a bit difficult to get any of the Classic ink colors to show up with a crisp and clear image. The ink wanted to soak into the wood piece, so I suggest using Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp onto the wood piece.  It is a more permanent ink and will less likely fade into the wooden element.  The wooden piece rests on a Cajun Craze scalloped circle and is garnished with a Cajun Craze linen thread bow (comes from the Come To Gather Ribbon Combo pack).

Would you like to create this super easy card trying your hand at the baby wipe technique? Check the supply list I have posted below and click on any of the images to add it to your shopping cart in my online store.  I would be so very grateful to you and your support for shopping with me.  Check out my Dreamers Loyalty Reward Program...I love what I do and very much appreciation YOU.  So, I pay it back and reward my loyal customers with a FREE shopping spree. You fill my cup!

For more Annual catalog favorites, you'll want to make sure you hop on over to the next Stamp It Group members blogs to see what amazing creations they have to share.  Thank you so much for stopping by....stop back again real soon.



Good Luck to all!! One very lucky paper crafter will win this wonderful All-inclusive Notes of Kindness Card Kit. To enter, you must leave a comment on any Stamp It Blog Hop post....AND, finally, you must include the correct hash tag...#stampitcontest with your comment.



So with one click you can be on your way to soak in some more inspiration.

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What supplies do you need to create this woodsy, Fall card?  All the items used are Stampin' Up! products and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below.
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