Thursday, October 19, 2017

November Card Cafe-Pick a Pumpkin bundle

    Do you see where the copper is used as an accent on this card?

The pumpkin outline in the back and one of the leaf branches are made using Copper Foil.

The branch on the left side of the card was embossed using copper embossing powder.

And notice the work Autumn.  I used the letters from the set called Labeler Alphabet.  I did not have a stamp with the word Autumn and was wondering what I could do , when I remembered this alphabet.  I love how it looks on this card. 

Check out the blog to see this card and additional card creations.

I have shown you the 4 designs that anyone coming to my card cafe in November will be creating.  Each person will make two cards for each design with a total of 8 cards.  When someone RSVP's by October 23rd they will be able to make what I am showing you tomorrow as a thank you gift.  Come back and see.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

November Card Cafe-Pick a Pumpkin

  When I looked at Pinterest, this card jumped off the page for me.  It was created by Dawn from

Colors used, Soft Suede, Crumb cake, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso.

Not a bit of orange but an elegant card.

I love the wreath that was made using the new Jute twine.  

And the touch that makes a card for me is the background.  In this case the Pinewood Plank 3D dynamic embossing folder was used and really stands out.

      Did you know if you lightly spray water on the card stock before embossing your image will stand out even more?       
     Did you know that these embossing folders are so thick that you only need to use one cutting pad to emboss them?

Tomorrow I will share a card that uses the Copper Foil to add some extra to the card.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

November Card Cafe Creations-Pick a Pumpkin bundle

  Fall makes me think of Thanksgiving. This is the year that all my kids gather with their families on Thanksgiving so I am really looking forward to that time together.  I have been thinking of different ways to decorate the table with stamping.

Do you recognize the background paper on this card?  It is the reverse side of the Halloween designer paper called Spooky Night.  I love that this paper can be used even longer than Halloween.

The pumpkin in this card is one of the thinlits that is included in the bundle without a matching stamp.  

If you have not started using the adhesive sheets, this is a great card in which to start using them.  I backed a long sheet of card stock with the adhesive to make it easy to attach this skinny little pumpkin onto the finished card.

The card for tomorrow uses neutral colors and makes a different kind of a Fall card.

Monday, October 16, 2017

November Card Cafe-Pick a Pumpkin

 Fall is one of my favorite seasons.  How about you?  The Pick a Pumpkin set is perfect for all kinds of fall cards.  I love sets that have stamps that can be cut out with framelits and thinlits and this set is a favorite.  There are several thinlits that are additional to the stamps in the set. I am featuring this bundle in my November Card Cafe.

Today's card is quite simple and inspired by a card shown on

Card stock- Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, and Painted Autumn Designer paper

Ink- Perfect Pumpkin, Early Espresso

Copper Trim

Everyday Labels Punch

I wanted some early espresso card stock behind my saying so I punched a label out and then cut it in half to back my saying.  Easy and got the look that I wanted.

Tomorrow I will share a card I made for Thanksgiving.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Merry Patterns-Birthday

  Doesn't this make a great birthday card?  After a week of looking at Christmas card it is nice to know that this stamp can be used for other occasions. I found this card on Pinterest from the blog called

Designer Paper-Eastern Palace

Colors- Pacific Point, Lemon-Lime Twist

Framelit-Layered Squares

Ribbon-Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon

  Remember, October 31st is the last day to earn this stamp set with a $300 minimum party.  If 6 friends ordered $50 each then you have the party. Contact me if you want to learn more or book a party.

  Next week I will be featuring fall cards make with the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set.