A Sneak Peek at Painted Harvest for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #11

Stampin Up sunflower made with Painted Harvest Stamp Set and Layered Leaves Embossing Folder. For inspiration, directions, and more visit www.juststampin.com

When my son was little we planted sunflowers.  All summer long he watched them grow and got so excited the taller they grew.  He couldn’t wait to get dressed, run outside, and stand beside the sunflowers to see how tall they were in comparison to himself. He would report daily and tell me it was as tall as his “boo boo”, up to his knees… on up until they were over his head.

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I noticed these sunflowers in my neighborhood the other day and they made me smile as I was reminded of that summer garden.

I was inspired to create today’s card using the new Painted Harvest Stamp Set which will be available in the new Holiday Catalog starting Sept. 1. It will be available as a bundle with the new leaf punch (Love it!!!). This is my favorite bundle in the new catty! It could have something to do with the wonderful memories it evokes or just the beautiful images you get with the two-step stamping.

Painted Harvest Stamp Set by Stampin' Up. For ideas, inspiration, and more visit www.juststampin.com

I used elements from this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge board to create this card. I choose 3 in a row across the middle: flower, thank you, angled.  It also works diagonally: yellow, thank you, leaf. Here’s this week’s challenge board.

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My card base is Garden Green embossed with the Layered Leaves Textured Impression Embossing Folder. I added a 1 1/2 x 5 strip of DSP from the new Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper and some Jute Twine (Avail. Sept. 1).

Stampin Up Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. For inspiration, ordering, and more visit www.juststampin.com

I love all the texture on this card! I used So Saffron and Crushed Curry ink for the two-step stamping on my sunflower. I added Early Espresso ink to the center and while it was still wet I took my blender pen and just pulled out some color from the center to highlight the petals. I popped up the stamped layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I am going to put this card in the mail to my son. He is so happy in his new job and I'm so thankful I got to spend time with him this summer.  I think he will get a kick out of this old photo. 

I stamped the flower again on the inside where I will write a personal note.

 

I am going to put this card in the mail to my son. He is so happy in his new job and I'm so thankful I got to spend time with him this summer.  I think he will get a kick out of this old photo. 

I am going to put this card in the mail to my son. He is so happy in his new job and I’m so thankful I was able to spend time with him this summer.  I think he will get a kick out of this old photo (which will slide easily under my twine to hold it in place).

I am going to put this card in the mail to my son. He is so happy in his new job and I'm so thankful I got to spend time with him this summer.  I think he will get a kick out of this old photo. 

Stamp Set: Painted Harvest  Papers: Garden Green, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper  Inks: Early Espresso, So Saffron, Crushed Curry Tools & Accessories: Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Jute Twine, Blender Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you enjoy Tic Tac Toe Thursday as much as I do!  Be sure to check out what the design team and others created and I hope you will find some time to create and add your project to the line up!

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Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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A Fun Fold for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #10

Fun Fold Sympathy card with Stampin Up Tranquil Tulips and Flourishing Phrases Stamp Sets.

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It’s Tic Tac Toe Thursday! Time to pick 3 in a row and play along!  Here’s this week’s challenge board created by the talented, technology guru, Nicole Watt.

If you follow my blog you know I had to start in the center with fun fold!! I decided to go right down the middle and add embossing and circles for my 3 in a row.  Here’s my card.

Fun Fold Sympathy card with Stampin Up Tranquil Tulips and Flourishing Phrases Stamp Sets. For directions, supplies, and more card inspiration visit www.juststampin.com

You  may be wondering what’s the fun fold? Well, this fun fold happened by mistake. I couldn’t wait to get the Tranquil Tulips stamp set and even though it was one of the first stamp sets I ordered from the annual catalog back in June, I had yet to ink it up. So I grabbed it the other day and ended up stamping on the wrong side of the note card.  Ooops! (My fold was on the right.) Well, I am not one to waste so I thought I’d use it to make a joy fold card and as I was playing around I came up with this instead. I’m just not sure what to call this fold?? Backwards Fold?

I love how when you open it you see the gorgeous tulips in full bloom! This is a photopolymer stamp set which makes two-step stamping a breeze.

What do you think would be a good name for this fold?  It looks like a peek-a-boo card (with the circle on the front that gives a “sneak peek” at what’s) inside; however, when you open it, it’s more like a joy fold or a card in a card.  (I’ve made a card inside a card before.  They’re great for when you need a lot of people to sign. You can click HERE to see that card.)

Well, whatever you want to call this card, it’s fun and easy to make with the note cards! The card base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.  I used the Layering Circles Framelits to cut out the circle on the front. Next, I embossed the front with the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder. The inside is just a Whisper White Note Card adhered to the card base.  I love the Stampin’ Up! note cards!!! They are already scored which makes it quick & easy to create. I used Fresh Fig and Old Olive ink. I stamped the background stamp first and stamped off once to get the lighter shade then stamped the detailed stamp on top. The sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases. This is a great stamp set with different sayings for the front of a card that go with sentiments for the inside too! Here’s another look at today’s card with the matching stamped envelope.

Fun Fold Sympathy card with Stampin Up Tranquil Tulips and Flourishing Phrases Stamp Sets.

Stamp Sets: Tranquil Tulips, Flourishing Phrases  Ink: Fresh Fig, Old Olive  Papers: Fresh Fig, Whisper White, Old Olive, Whisper White Note Card  Tools & Accessories: Layering Circles Framelits, Garden Trellis Embossing Folder, Old Olive 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels

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I hope that you will pop over to the Tic-Tac -Toe Challenge site to see what the other designers have created and play along!  It’s fun and easy! You have until Tuesday at noon (CST) to submit your project.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Sending Wishes Your Way for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #5

Stampin Up birthday card using Butterfly Wishes stamp set.Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies, and Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper. Find more card inspiration at www.juststampin.com

I really look forward to Thursdays and the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. It stretches my creativity to try different elements I may not have used otherwise.  I have found these challenge boards a quick & easy way to design a card…I just pick elements from the board! I hope you will give it a try and play along! Here’s this week’s challenge board.

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I used all 9 elements on my card.  (Trust me, it’s really easy to do! )

Stampin Up birthday card using Butterfly Wishes stamp set.Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies, and Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper. Find more card inspiration at www.juststampin.com

I had fun incorporating the different elements. I started with my pink (Flirty Flamingo) as that was the only color on the challenge board. (Easy decision and great starting point.) Next I chose the Designer Series Paper and this print from Pick A Pattern was another easy choice as it coordinated with the Flirty Flamingo (and I happen to Love it!). Then I chose a coordinating color (Tranquil Tide) from the pattern in the paper. I knew I would use a birthday sentiment and chose one of my favorite oldies but goodies, Butterfly Basics. I stamped the sentiment in my “pink” and cut out the circles using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and Layering Circles Framelits.  By simply adding pearls to the die cut butterflies I completed three in a row across the center. (How easy is that!!!) Adding some ribbon completed this “summer” birthday card.  Here’s the details:

The Flirty Flamingo card base is cut at 4 ¼ x 11 and scored at 5 ½. The Tranquil Tide layer measures 3 ½ x 4 ¾. The Whisper White layer measures 3 ¼ x 4 ½. Both Designer Series Paper strips measure ¾ x 3 ¼. I used scraps of Whisper White and Tranquil Tide to cut the circles and butterflies. The butterflies are from the recently retired Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies. (I love the dies in this set and was sorry to see them go!) I adhered the butterflies to the card with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen. I popped up the sentiment and center layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Here’s a close up.

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Now that you see how easy it is to create with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge board, I hope you will give it a try. You have until Tuesday at noon (CST) to enter. You do not need a blog to play along. Just pick 3 and create! Click HERE for all the details. And don’t forget to click HERE to see what the design team and others created this week.

Stampin Up birthday card using Butterfly Basics Stamp Set, Timeless Tags Thinlit Dies, and Stitched Shapes Framelits. For details and more card inspiration visit www.juststampin.com

Stamp Set: Butterfly Basics  Ink: Flirty Flamingo  Papers: Flirty Flamingo, Tranquil Tide, Whisper White, Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper  Tools & Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies, Flirty Flamingo 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Fine-Tip Glue Pen

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Just Stampin’

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