Don’t Freak Out!

I get to spend a few days with my mom.  We’ll mostly be hanging out.  That means less electronics for me.  There’s no internet here – I have to go out for that and very poor cell reception.  It’s funny how disconnected one can feel when you can’t get online.  Anyway…I brought a few things with me to create with.  That was a real challenge for me!  Do you travel with your creative supplies?  If you do, leave me a comment and let me know how you plan what you take.  I’d really love to know as I’ll be doing more visiting around this year than I’ve been able to for years.  Help me – I know I can learn to do this!

I’ve got a lovely, simple card for you again today.

Fabulous Acetate card for Fall from theartfulinker.com

I started with a Tip Top Taupe base measuring 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”.

Then, I cut three Soft Sky ovals with the Layering Ovals.

After deciding how I wanted to arrange the Soft Sky ovals, I added a little Gold Wink of Stella to the center oval as a highlight.  This oval also has Dimensionals added.

To the top of the Soft Sky pumpkin, I’ve added a hand cut stem from Gold Glimmer Paper.

What’s that behind the pumpkin you ask?

Fabulous Foil Acetate card - detail from theartfulinker.com

It’s a piece of the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate.  Have you seen it yet?

I had not seen it in person until it was on the Special Offers.  I am so glad I took a chance on this gorgeous product!  It has been totally under loved by me and I’m going to fix that!

The piece on the card measures 2-3/4” x 5-1/2”

When I cut it, I almost freaked out!

As I separated it from the larger piece, it began to peel! Ackk! No, no, no! I couldn’t believe I had ruined this beautiful window sheet.  Then I took a deep breath, thinking about how I was going to remedy this situation.  Silly me!

It’s Window Sheet!  That means it has a protective layer on it to be peeled off when you get ready to use it.  So don’t freak out – just peel it off!

To attach the Designer Acetate, I used my favorite Multipurpose Glue and just dotted it around behind the design.

I thought this simple card still needed a little something.  After trying several ideas, I landed on a piece of the gold bakers twine from the Baker’s Twine Trio Pack.  I tried a couple of different adhesives and found that the Multipurpose Glue was the one.  I ran a very narrow line of glue right up against the Designer Acetate layer and then placed the gold baker’s twine.  Once it had dried in place, I trimmed both ends down to size.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my super, simple Fall card.

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Candy Lane Christmas Gift Giving Ensemble!

Simple and sweet projects for Christmas Gift Giving using the Candy Cane Lane Suite.  These projects will allow you to give everyone a little something to show you’re thinking of them at Christmas time.  Make up several in advance so you always have one ready for the postman, neighbor or co-worker.

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Flourishing Phrases for Simple Sunday

It’s going to be a fun filled day for me.  My daughter will be in town today — love that girl!  And, I will get to  watch the Collegiate Band Festival.  I love marching bands!  So, I’ll be spending my day outside on this beautiful Fall day.  But, I’ll remember my sunscreen — I’m still peeling from that sunburn I got at the first football game of the season.

I have a lovely, simple card for you today that is the result of my supplies being out from a couple of previous creations.  I love when that happens!

Flourishing Phrases for Simple Sunday from theartfulinker.com

My card starts with a Tip Top Taupe base that measures 4-1/4″ x 11″.  It is scored at 5-1/2″ so that you get a top fold card.

I’ve added a 2-1/2″ x 5″ piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock.

Over that is a 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Petals and Paisleys designer paper.

Flourishing Phrases for Simple Sunday - detail - from theartfulinker.com

Using the Layering Circles Framelits, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla.

Then, I stamped the flourish from Flourishing Phrases in Rich Razzleberry.

The circle was added to the card front using Dimensionals.

I’ve embellished with a 3-1/2″ piece of Gold 1/4″ Natural Trim layered with a Delightful Dijon element cut with the Paisley Framelits.  These pieces were attached to each other with the Handheld Stapler before using a little Fast Fuse to attach them to the circle.

Finally, there are 3 Gold Glimmer Paper pieces that are cast offs from using the Flourish Thinlits on a Christmas card earlier this week.  They made me think of petals falling.

Flourishing Phrases for Simple Sunday - inside - from theartfulinker.com

Inside, I added a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla.

And in the corner, I’ve added a bit of the flourish from Flourishing Phrases in Rich Razzleberry.

Flourishing Phrases for Simple Sunday - with lined envelope - from theartfulinker.com

The last detail is the coordinating Very Vanilla Medium Envelope.  It has been lined with a matching piece of Petals and Paisleys designer paper. (There’s a template you can download from my Library if you like to line your envelopes.)

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Halloween Party Ensemble!

Capture the spirit of Halloween with this party ensemble. It has everything you need to get ready for a spooky Halloween party that is totally delightful and not at all frightful!  Remember, if you don’t celebrate Halloween, this project can be easily customizable for any occasion by simply changing the designer series paper and the stamp sets.

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Flourishing Phrases for GDP054

I love texting with my daughter!  I can say this with a clear conscience because my daughter didn’t have a text capable phone until last year — her senior year in high school.  I know! That’s pretty unheard of but, we decided she didn’t need it and we march to our own parenting drum.  So why do I love texting with her?  Because we share bits of our day and links to the interesting things we’ve learned about as the day goes along.  This fuels a great conversation!  Not quite as good as sitting on the sofa and chatting or having a meal together.  But, it’s pretty darn good!

Today, I played with Flourishing Phrases and the GDP054 sketch.

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Here’s my take:

Flourishing Phrases for GDP054 from theartfulinker.com

I used a Thick Whisper White base measuring 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.

Then I added a 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ layer of Cucumber Crush.

On the Cucumber Crush layer I stamped a random flourish pattern in Cucumber Crush so that you get tone on tone.

The flourish image is from Flourishing Phrases.

Using Dimensionals, this layer was added to the card base.

Flourishing Phrases for GDP054 - detail - from theartfulinker.com

Next, using a bit of Fast Fuse at the top and near the bottom I adhered a 5″ strip of Cucumber Crush 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon.  This ribbon is gorgeous!  If you don’t have it — you need it!  At the bottom of the ribbon I’ve a cut a “v”.

Over the ribbon is a 1″ x 4-1/8″ piece of Whisper White to which I’ve adhered two stripes of Affectionately Yours washi.

I used the Flourish Thinlits to die cut  Real Red and Cucumber Crush flourishes.  They are adhered at the top and in just a couple of other strategic places.  I wanted the dimension that leaving them mostly loose gives.

The Gold Glimmer Paper embellishment was cut using two different dies in the Flourish Thinlits – the two largest flowers.  The top layer flower has been adhered to a piece of Whisper White after die cutting.  By adding Fast Fuse to a piece of Whisper White and then laying down the die cut, it keeps all of the little pieces in.  Then, I just cut off the excess cardstock before adhering the Glimmer Paper embellishment with Dimensionals.

Finally, I added a large Metal Rimmed Pearl.

Inside…

Flourishing Phrases for GDP054 - inside - from theartfulinker.com

I masked off most of the flourish and stamped a small piece of the image in Cucumber Crush in the corner.

The front of the envelope has one stripe of Affectionately Yours washi

and…

Flourishing Phrases for GDP054 from theartfulinker.com

the envelope flap is lined with a coordinating design.

Again, I used the flourish from Flourishing Phrases.  This time I stamped on a piece of text weight paper and then cut it to fit the Medium Envelope.

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