SSINK Fall Frenzy: Lovely As a Tree

Fall Frenzy is today’s theme for the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation Team!  I’m not feelin’ the “fall” here on Maui!  It’s just plain hot!

I came up with my card idea by following a sketch from Fab Friday.

Here’s my card:

I reached for the old standby… Lovely As a Tree then added a nice sentiment from Paisleys & Posies.  The leaf embossing in the background gives it just the right touch.  I’ve used sponges to give some color to the trees & grass.

Card #2

Here I used the Tree Rings background instead of textured leaves.  Which card do you prefer?  I’m trying to come up with ideas for the September Cards, Etc Class!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I’d really love to hear your comments to help me choose which card to make for class!

Paisleys & Posies for September

I really love paisleys!  This set, Paisleys & Posies, has images that could keep you busy coloring for hours.  But I didn’t have “hours”, so I just stamped them in some great colors:  Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, & Smokey Slate.  And the sentiment is there to remind me that I’m blessed.  Sometimes I need to be reminded…

Thanks for stopping by!  Remember to be thankful & grateful!

Now head over to see what Anne & Crystal have come up with for September!

Scarecrows & Mummies for Fall

Today I want to show off the projects we made in our September Clubs!  The theme today for the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration group is FALL, and these projects “fall” right into that category.Cookie Cutter Scarecrow Create With Cheryl

This fold is a Collar Fold Card.  I’ll give you all the details here, so that you can make it at home.

  • Stamps:  Cookie Cutter Halloween, Paisleys & Posies
  • Inks:  Black Stazon Ink
  • Paper:  Pumpkin Pie Base (5 1/2 X 11, score at 4 1/4), Halloween Night Specialty DSP (5 1/2 X 4,  then make a cut at 2 3/4″ that’s 1 1/2″ long- I just use my cutter & place the paper at the 2 3/4″ mark & move the blade down to 1 1/2″ then cut up from there), Smokey Slate, Basic Black, Whisper White scraps
  • Accessories:  Layering Circles Framelits, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Stampin’ Up! Markers

Cookie Cutter Scarecrow Create With Cheryl 2

Here’s a Halloween version of the Collar Fold Card:

Cookie Cutter Mummy Create With Cheryl

Cookie Cutter Mummy Create With Cheryl 2

Isn’t he a cutie?!!

We also decorated Petite Cafe Gift Bag.  These bags are very good quality & food safe.

Petite Gift Bag Create With Cheryl

Can you guess what I used to punch out the flower?  The balloon punch!  And I have to say I LOVE those gold binder clips!!  Very sturdy & shiny & cute!!Petite Gift Bag Create With Cheryl 2

Hope you enjoyed my projects today!  Let me know if you’re interested in trying out CLUB!  We meet once a month & you can come on either Saturday or Sunday.  I’m also thinking about starting a Monday Club if I get enough interest…

Basically, CLUB is FREE.  You just commit to placing a $25 order each month, and when it’s your turn, you get to be the hostess & get extra products that month!

Now, be sure & check out what cute cards the other SSINK gals have come up with!