Pretty Pumpkins For You

My monthly club was last night.   The Peach Moscato wine and the brownies tasted pretty good too.  As usual, we had a great time. 

This is one card we made.

I'm in LOVE with the color scheme:  Soft Succulent and Smoky Slate.  Mix in a bit of silver and you have a winning combination.

There are three different kind of coloring in this one tiny card.  And I'm not including the stamping of the pumpkin.  Can you guess?

1.  Soft Succulent Blends on the leaves.

2.  Watercolor pencil and blender pen on the pumpkin lines and stems.

3.  Ink pad and blending brushes for the background.

Did you guess them?   I guess you can add a 4th coloring.  That is using Wink of Stella on the leaves.  Here's a closer look of the details. 

Gluing the silver pumpkin to the card can be tricky.  I used something else that made it pretty easy.  Adhesive sheets.  I cut a small 1 x 2 piece of the adhesive sheet and adhered it to the back of the silver foil paper.  With a pen or pencil, trace around the outside of the adhesive.  This will help drastically to find the ends once the pumpkin is cut out.  That was one problem we had last night.  Once the pumpkin is cut out, just find the lines and gently peel away the paper.  The adhesive sheet doesn't have to cover the entire pumpkin.  I recommended put it in the middle of the pumpkin.  

As always, don't forget the inside of the card.  

It's Chicago night on TV so I'm now done for the night.

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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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Pretty Pumpkins in Fall Decor, Part 2

My club is meeting tonight, so this is going to be a short post.  

A little while ago, I showed this picture.  It's the Pretty Pumpkin stamp set being used as home decor.  

Now since my house is finally done being painted, I've been slowly getting my house back in order.  My main wall in the living room finally has the pictures back up, with a few minor changes.  The fall decor has slowly been coming out too. 

The pumpkin is a perfect shade of Evening Evergreen.  I couldn't have planned that better.  Also because I bought it last year at Target $ area.  It has a gold stem, and my accent is copper but I'll live with that.

The other picture is just a printable I found on Pinterest.  Those are so fun to use.  I just printed it on regular paper, or you could use card stock.  It's matted on a piece of Soft Succulent and then just put in my drawer/frame.  Down in my stamp room, I have a file that I put all the printables I have used.  Sometimes I reuse them and sometimes not.  

Have fun using Stampin' Up! in your home decor.  It's not just for cards!

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper


Reflective in Nature

I was actually in my stamp room today.  It's been way to long for that.  I spent some time getting ready for club on Tuesday.  Two cards are done, and at least one more I have to design.  Maybe it will be a Christmas card.  Never too late to start those.

This is not a card we are making in club.  However, we will be using this stamp set, Reflective in Nature.  It's not one I typically use, but I wanted to challenge myself in something new.  

The stamped image is done in Crumb Cake.  I inked the entire stamp, but took a tissue and wiped off some ink on the reflective water.    It gave the stamped off look on just half the stamp.  I may have to use that idea again.

It's hard to see, but the outside Sahara Sand piece is embossed using the Timber embossing folder.  I completely forgot I had it!  I'm not the only person who does that, right? 

Underneath the sentiment, I used the Brushed Metallic Copper piece.  This is not a card that pearls or rhinestones would look good on, but it needed something "extra".  A masculine card use a big of metallic.

I wish I had a stamp for the inside that read - It's only your birthday.  A sarcastic comment would be perfect.

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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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Clearance Rack is Updated!

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I just wanted to do a quick post to let you know that the Clearance Rack has been updated as of this morning!  There are a lot of super good deals.  

Looking for Designer Series Paper?  Ribbon?  Punches?  Embellishments?  Card Kits?

There are all there.  If there is something you want, don't wait!  They are all WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!  

You can click on the "Shop" link above to take you to SU! website.  Unable to place your own order?  Let me know and I get place the order for you. 

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

Pretty Pumpkin in Copper!

It was a perfect day yesterday for apple picking.  The girls and I went to the Apple Barn and picked Holiday and Cortland apples.  In the store, we also bought some Gala and Macintosh.  There was also wine tasting!  We with out a doubt, did that.  We each broke down and bought some.  We were only there for about 2 hours, which was perfect because I'm still getting my house back in order after getting it painted last week.  

I love this card!  It was my club's Thank you card this month.  I was torn between doing it for a Thank you, or making them in club.  Time ran out.  I had to get them done and didn't have enough time to design and make another one.  They loved it.

The detailed pumpkin was stamped and embossed with the copper embossing powder.  The detail really stood out once it was embossed.  

The other pumpkin was cut from the Brushed Metallic copper paper.  It comes in a three pack, along with bronze and gold.  Beautiful colors, especially for fall and Christmas.  When cutting this pumpkin out, place any piece of card stock over the metallic paper. If you don't, the cut lines on the acrylic plates will be embossed on the metallic paper.  That makes for a messy looking pumpkin.

TIP:  To save on the metallic paper, cut the pumpkin out directly from the middle of the paper that is for the card.  You can't see through the top layer of Very Vanilla card stock and no one will know.  Can you tell I did that?

Can you guess what ink I used on the sentiment?  I was trying to use something that was current, so it's not a copper ink.  It's actually Cinnamon Cider!!!  I was absolutely stunned it looked so much like copper.  

I would consider this a simply elegant card.  What's your opinion?

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Beautifully Penned Ghirardelli Chocolate Holder

Dinner at the Fireside tonight!  Yummy!!  We haven't been there since before Covid, so it was a super good treat to have a good fish fry.  They have a steamed cod with a Peppercorn Beurre Blanc sauce that is out of this world!  Megan and I have learned to order extra it is so delicious.  

My last post, I showed this Birthday card with you.

It's a sweet  black and white card with a pop of Polished Pink.  Sometimes it a great idea to have a little treat to hand out with the birthday card.  Say, a little chocolate.  Ghirardelli chocolate perhaps?

Who wouldn't love to receive this?  I received one for Halloween (maybe last year?) from a friend and finally decided to have my club people make one too.  

One of the best things is that the base is only a 6 x 6 piece of paper!  Hard to believe, right?  Here's a side view of the pouch.

The top and bottom sides are pinched together just a little bit.  While the bottom is folded over and sealed shut, the top is folded over and tied shut with a piece of ribbon.   

I took a picture of the template I made for club.  As you an see, there is some pieces you need to cut off after everything is scored.  It's better than any kind of fussy cutting.  If you are good, it can be done on the paper trimmer. 

If you are unable to punch holes in the top and thread the ribbon through, then you can adhere it just like the bottom.  Personally, I think that was the worst part of making the entire pouch.  But I loved the look of the bow.  

I think that I need to make a few to keep add to my stash.  It would be a great thing to be able to give away at the last minute.  That way,  maybe I wouldn't eat all the chocolates!  

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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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My house is slowly coming back together.  Nothing is coming back in until it's fully cleaned.  The house hasn't been this clean in a long time.  I'm redoing what is on my kitchen wall, so that will probably be the project done.   I have some ideas what I want, but it's making that final decision that can be tricky for me.  

I love this Beautifully Penned paper.   Here's an easy trick I used for the dsp.  I cut the paper like normal, 4 x 5 1/4, and cut it at 2 inches.  Since the DSP is always double sided, so I flipped the paper around the used each side.  The black and white color scheme made it easy to do.  No worrying about colors or patterns clashing.  

Also, by using one piece of the DSP, it can cut it at any dimension you want.  Mine is cut at 2 inches, but do what ever you would like.  

Polished Pink was specifically chosen in small doses to get that pop of color. Paired with Basic Black, it's such a classic look.  

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It's hard to believe the Sale-a-Bration is ending tomorrow.  You can still get a last minute order in if you want the Beautifully Penned DSP paper.  It's FREE with any $50 order.   There are all kind of goodies available so go and take a peek.   Make sure your order is in before midnight Sept. 30.  

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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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Friends Card

Unfortunately, there was no time in my stamp room this weekend.  All week, I've been busy cleaning out my living room and kitchen.  My friend's boyfriend came and painted yesterday and today.  I am so excited!!!  It's been years longing to get this done.  Tomorrow, he will come and finish the kitchen and it will be completely done.  That will be the largest transformation.  Going from a golden squash color to Accessible Beige (Sherwin Williams paint) is going to be a huge change.  Bring it on!

My friend sent me this card and I wanted to show it off.  She is a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, but honestly, I don't know if she used any of our products.  But it's totally cute!

I had to measure the card base.  It's a 6 x 6 base, scored at 3 inches.  I absolutely love the size and want to try it in my next club.  It's great when I receive inspiration in the mail.

What a way to use up scraps.  It must have been tedious getting the measurements and spacing right, but there is no right or wrong way to make a card like this.

The "Friends" really does pop out.  Love how there is the word outline in black.  Again, I have no idea where Friends came from, but I love it.  If you have a Cricuit machine or another kind of electric die cutting machine, maybe you can find something there.  

Have a fabulous week!

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper