Thanksgiving cards

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Do you make and send Thanksgiving cards?  If you don’t I will challenge you to do this. 

This is the time to be grateful and thankful to our loved ones and I think it’s great opportunity to let them know.. Which is why I am sharing with you three beautiful thanksgiving card ideas that you can make using the Sparkle of the Season Bundle from Stampin’ Up!

But before we start, please know that this post is part of an amazing blog hop, where fellow demonstrators around the world share their projects with the theme of Thanks, which happens to tight up really well with my projects! So make sure you visit all the blogs participating as you will get lots of inspiration. 

Three Thanksgiving Cards

As mentioned in my intro, today I am sharing with you three cards that you can make and send to your loved ones during thanksgiving. 

Three Thanksgiving cards using the Sparkle of Season Bundle

 

These cards were made pairing the sparkle of the season Bundle with the gorgeous Blackberry Beaty DSP.

The bundle not only will help you create Thanksgiving cards, but you can also do Christmas cards and even Halloween.. So the bundle is super versatile. 

Color Combination 

If you know me, and have been following me for a while you know that I love using the designer series paper (DSP) as my source for color combinations and this was not the exception.  

See below the color combination for the Thanksgiving cards I am sharing today.

I honestly love using the DSP as inspiration as I can come up with color combinations that I would normally not use, making me feel even more artistic. Plus because everything color coordinates with the Stampin’ Up! products, making cards cards just becomes so much easier. 

Card Details 

You can see a close up to all of the cards in the pictures below

Three Thanksgiving cards using the Sparkle of Season Bundle      Three Thanksgiving cards using the Sparkle of Season Bundle

Three Thanksgiving cards using the Sparkle of Season Bundle

All of these thanksgiving cards were super easy to make.. There was a lot of die cutting, it’s true, but if you die cut several of these pieces ahead of time, then assembling is so much faster.

Video Tutorial

If you are interested in watching the video tutorial on how to make these beautiful thanksgiving cards, you can watch the video tutorial below, where I share step by step how to put these cards together. 

 

Additional Card Ideas

Blackberry Beauty Card Class

If you loved these cards, the Blackberry Beauty designer series paper pack then make sure you check out my Beauty of Tomorrow Card Class.

This card class features the same designer series paper, with the Beauty of Tomorrow Bundle. 

The make and take packet includes materials to make 10 cards (2 of 5 different designs). You can see what is included in the class HERE

It is open for registration until November 21st, so if you are in the US and want to get this card class, please send me an email at allie@creatingwithallie.com to get the registration link. 

You can also get the tutorial only version of this class on my tutorial store HERE 

Blog Hop LineUp

As mentioned below you will find the full line up for this blog hop. 

Make sure you visit all participating blogs to get lots of inspiration.. I know you will enjoy the creating shared in this hop. 

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Halloween Projects featuring the Cutest Halloween Bundle

Are you working on Halloween projects? if so you are in for a treat as today, I am sharing with you three Halloween Projects featuring the Cutest Halloween Bundle from Stampin’ Up!

But before I start, please know that this post is part of an amazing Blog Hop, where fellow demonstrators will be sharing with you ideas for you to make for Halloween! 

So make sure you visit all participating blogs to get lots of inspiration! I know you’ll love all the projects!

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Three Cute Halloween Projects 

As mentioned before I am sharing today Three Cute Halloween projects using the Cutest Halloween Bundle from Stampin’ Up! 

This bundle comes with a stamp set and a punch to make the cute little pumpkins, cats and ghosts!  These are indeed really cute! 

Make these cute Halloween projects using the Cutest Halloween Bundle

Color Combination 

For the color combination, I decided to go with a traditional color combination for Halloween. I just love these colors together for Halloween! I think they make the projects look cheery and full of color. 

Do you have a favorite color combination for Halloween?, for me this one is definitely a fave!

Halloween Projects Details 

Below you can see a close up to each of the different Halloween projects I made for this post.   These cards and treat holder are really easy to make and you can see how to make them on the video tutorial that I am sharing below. 

Please note the detail on the pumpkins, ghosts and cats! All of the details were added with the stampin’ blends, like the shading and the cheeks. 

Make these cute Halloween projects using the Cutest Halloween Bundle    Make these cute Halloween projects using the Cutest Halloween Bundle

Make these cute Halloween projects using the Cutest Halloween Bundle

For the treat holder I actually used one of our 3″ x 3″ acetate boxes, these are truly super easy to put together and you can decorate it for any event you want! These are usually my go-to box for treats whenever I am needed to make a lot of them or whenever I am rushing. These do not take too much time to assemble and they always look amazing! 

The Video Tutorial 

As usual you can get learn how to make these cards step by step on the below video tutorial, on the video I go over measurements as well as the tools and embellishments I used. 

Plus below you can see the full supply list for all the items I used in these cute Halloween Projects. You can click on the images to purchase these items in my store!  Thanks a lot for your support! I really appreciate you!

The Blog Hop Line Up!

As mentioned at the beginning, this post is part of an amazing blog hop, so make sure you visit all the blogs participating in this hop. I know you will enjoy all the Halloween projects! Plus you will get lots of ideas to try!

Below full list! 

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Fun Fall Card using Nuts about Squirrels Stamp Set

Do you have your eye on the cute Nuts about Squirrels Stamp set? Oh my gosh, I love love love this set, as it has the cutest squirrels ever! And what is the best, is that you can make the cutest Fall cards with this set, which is what I am going to showcase today in this post. 

But before we start, please know that this is a blog hop, where fellow demonstrators around the world will showcase projects to help with inspiration! So make sure you visit all participating blogs as I know you will get lots of ideas for your next crafting project! 

Ok so lets get started! 

Nuts about Squirrels – Fun Fall Card

For my card today, I wanted to showcase a fun set that would be perfect for Fall, and I couldn’t resist myself and use this cute set!

The Nuts about Squirrels have 2 cute squirrels images that you can use with so many coloring techniques. For instance you can color with stampin’ blends, or watercolor pencils. In my case I used the bold stamp images to add color without any trouble! 

This set has several sentiments perfect for friendship cards, although for my card I  used the Banner Year stamp set. 

Nuts about squirrels stamp set images    Nuts about squirrels ideas from the catalog  

Ok so here is my card. 

Learn how to make a fun card using the Nuts about Squirrels Stamp set from Stampin' Up!

 

Is this not the cutest squirrel? I just love how it looks. 

As for the color combination you will see that I used the colors from the Designer Series Paper (DSP). 

By the way, I am not sure I have mentioned this, but I’m using the Beauty of Earth DSP for my card. This paper pack pairs really well with the Nuts about Squirrels stamp set for sure!

All these colors work so well together, don’t you think?

PDF Tutorial 

This time instead of Video Tutorial, I am offering a PDF Tutorial with written instructions for this card, if you want to get it, just click on the link below to download. 

FREE Nuts about Squirrels – Fall Card Tutorial

Also below you will see the full supply list, so if you want to purchase any of the items I used, you can click on the pictures to go to my online store. 

Blog Hop Line Up

Thank you so much for stopping by, as mentioned at the beginning of the post, this is a blog hop, so make sure you visit all participating blogs. I know you will get lots of great ideas and inspiration to keep you practice. 

Below you will see the full line up. 

 

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Fall cards using the Harvest Meadow Suite

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Have you checked out the Harvest Meadow Suite? It is a beautiful suite perfect for your fall projects! Believe me, you are going to love playing with all the products included in this gorgeous suite. 

But before we start, please know that this post is part of a Blog Hop, where fellow demonstrators will be sharing Fall projects! So make sure you visit all the blogs participating as I know you will get lots of ideas for your next project. 

So let’s get started

Harvest Meadow Suite 

As mentioned before the cards today feature this beautiful suite. The bundle in the Harvest Meadow suite is the Nature’s Harvest, and it has beautiful images and really thoughtful sentiments. Plus the dies are just amazing! Not only do they cut the stamp images, they also include stand alone die cuts that you can use by themselves to embellish your cards. You can see this bundle in action in the video tutorial that I am sharing below. 

And here are my cards featuring this gorgeous suite! 

How to make three fall cards using the Harvest Meadow Suite from Stampin' Up!

Color Combination

Here is the color combination I used for my cards! 

I love how well these colors coordinated don’t you think? 

Sketches & Card Details  

You can see below the sketches for these cards as well as more details on each of these cards. 

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sketches to play   How to make three fall cards using the Harvest Meadow Suite from Stampin' Up!

For the focal point, I stamped the images using early espresso and then colored them using the Stampin’ Blends, a.k.a. alcohol markers. 

I used Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake and Old Olive. I definitely love coloring with this markers are you don’t see the strokes of your coloring! 

Also to make them look even better I added wink of Stella to the flowers! this added a shimmery look that makes the look way better! believe me!

For card #2 and #3, I also added some die cuts from the Nature’s bundle to embellish the cards! And did you see the brushed metallic dots? OMG, these add the perfect touch without overwhelming the design!  Below you can catch the video tutorial were you can get the measurements and other tips to recreate the cards step by step!

So what do you think? Do you like them? Which one is your favorite? I just love them all, though I think card #2 and card #3 are my favorites!

And do you want to know what is the best part?? Well, you can get the Nature’s Harvest Bundle for FREE during September!!

During September, when you purchase the starter kit you can get an additional Bundle for FREE on top of the great deal the starter kit already is!

What is the Starter Kit?

Glad you ask my friend! The starter kit is anything you want! seriously! Just pick $125 in products from any catalog and only pay $99 + tax, there is NO shipping fees, so you save an additional 10%, making it the best deal we have!

And during September this deal gets even better as you get a FREE bundle from a selection of bundles in addition to the products you selected in your starter kit!

A question I get asked a lot is what happens after you get the starter kit?

Well my friend, you just become a happy discount shopper! as all your subsequent orders will have at least a 20% discount for as long as you remain active.  There are no obligations and if you decide to drop, there are no penalties. So you really have nothing to lose. 

And of course there is the option to make this more than your hobby, but it is not a requirement. 

You can watch this video where I shared the bundles included in this promotion and a few samples with each of them.. 

Ready to get the starter kit and get this bundle for FREE? You can get it HERE

Video Tutorial 

As usual here is the video tutorial to learn how to make each of the cards step by step. You will see all of them are easy to make.

If you want to get any of the products I show in the video, make sure you check the supply list where you can click on the images and get any of the items in my online store. 

Make sure you watch to the end to see what card was the inspiration for my  last card and also the same card but using a different color combination! I am sure you are going to love seeing the posibilities.. 

Also you can check this blog post if you want to see another card idea using the Nature’s Harvest Bundle! 

Blog Hop Line Up

As mentioned before, this post is part of a larger blog hop where fellow demonstrators are sharing Fall/Autumn projects. So please visit all the blogs participating in this blog hop. I know you will get lots of inspiration. 

Below you will see the full list of participant on this blog hop! 

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Easy Fun Folds to make!

Have you been wanting to try to some fun folds for your cards? if so, then you are going to enjoy this post as I share with you three easy Fun Folds to make!

These are super easy to make and what is best is that you can make them for any occasion! So give it a try and have fun with them! 

For these cards though I focused on Fall cards that I could use during Thanksgiving, but as I already mentioned you could customize them to any occasion you want, just change the paper and the stamp set and you are done! 

Easy Fun Folds to make

The Color Combination

For these cards I used the Gilded Autumn Designer series paper, which as usual helped me select the color combination.  This is truly an easy way to get color combos without any trouble! 

Plus Stampin’ Up! really makes it even easier as all their products color coordinate beautifully! so once you pick your colors you can pull the cardstock, ink pads and embellishments on these colors and start to play!

 

The Sketches 

Once I have selected the color combination, then I go ahead and look for Sketches!  

The biggest tip I can give you when selecting them is to pick sketches that are simple, as these offer the most of the possibilities. I said this, because it is easier for your to change shapes, colors, designer series paper, or textures. Believe me! Sketches can help you unlock your creativity.. 

Below you can see the sketches I used for my cards. 

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Fun Fold Card #1 

One of the things I wanted to do with these cards was to incorporate the window sheets! I love them, but I almost always forget about them.. so I have been trying to use them more.. you will see another sample in a future post from another card I made using these window sheets! 

If you are not familiar, Window sheets are like acetate sheets, that are sturdy enough and you can use them to do shaker cards, or in my case to make windows.

It honestly step up your cards! 

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The card above open like a tri fold card. On this card, I placed the window sheet in between the Early Espresso and the designer series paper.  This makes it more aesthetic from both in and out sides. 

Also, Since the embellishments on the front of the card were glued to the window, I added the same label die cut, as in the front, to cover the back. This not only covers the adhesive from the embellishments, but also gives you another area for you to write to your recipient. You could add another stamped sentiment to it.

On the video tutorial at the end of this post, you can see exactly how to put this fun fold together! 

Fun Fold Card #2 

For the second fun fold card, I wanted to do a gate fold card! This is very easy to make, you start with a card base of 8 1/2″ x 5 1/5″ and you score it at 2 1/8″ from both ends of your card base (on the long side). 

For my card, I just added a front panel that I decorated with the leaves from the stitched leaves dies.  Please note that when you are gluing the front panel, you just need to add it to one of the flaps, so that you can open your card! 

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For the inside I added a piece of Very Vanilla and a little strip of designer series paper to decorate it. You could also stamp the inside with a larger sentiment and some of the leaves from Beautiful Autumn set.   

Specially for this type of fun fold card, it adds a lot when you embellish the inside of your card! 

Fun Fold Card #3

This one is just even easier, and I call it a hinge card.  It looks like a regular card, but the front of your card is made with a window sheet! You could use any other specialty paper, like vellum or even some of the specialty designer series paper. 

For these type or cards, you just need to cut your paper 1/2″ larger, to make a hinge so you can glue it down to the back of your card, so it opens like a regular card, but both panels of your card are of different materials! 

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If you are using a see thru material, like the window sheets, it is important that you cover both sides, so that you don’t see any adhesive when opening your card. This makes your card look great from the inside as well. 

In my case, you can see that I added the mat of the front panel to cover the inside of the card. 

If you like fun folds then let me suggest you two other posts to check! Remember you can customize them to any theme or occasion you want. 

Additional Fall Card Tutorials 

Autumn Tutorial Bundle

And if you like making cards for Fall, then make sure you check out the Autumn Tutorial Bundle!

This is a great resource that includes 82 tutorials using Fall/Autumn stamp sets, so you will let lots of ideas and inspiration to keep you crafting!! 

I am sure you will even learn a new technique! 

If you are interested, make sure you go to the Tutorial store to check it out or you can click here to get your own copy! 

I know you will love every single one of these cards!

The Video Tutorial

If you want to learn how to make these cards step by step, then make sure you watch the video tutorial below, I provide all the measurements as well as all the supplies that were used.  

You will see how easy these are! 

The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Easy Fall Card for a Friend

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With the Thanksgiving season upon us, I thought it would be great to share with you and Easy Fall Card for a friend that you can mail in the next week of so. 

This card is actually an easy fun fold where you can make multiple of these in no time!  Additionally this is one of those cards that showcases the beautiful designer series paper that you might already have!

But before we start, Today I am participating in the Joy of sets Blog hop, where the theme is all about “Thankful for you”. So make sure you check out all the blogs participating in this blog hop as I know you will get lots of new ideas and a lot of inspiration for your thanksgiving projects!! 

So let’s get started, Shall we?

Easy Fall Card for a Friend

As I was mentioning above, my card today is around making card for our friends and family specially during this season of gratitude.. As thanksgiving approaches us, I think its important to take a few minutes to reflect about what we are thankful for.. and even more important this year that has been a roller coaster of emotions! 

This year has been totally crazy and so I really think that it would mean a lot to send our cards to our loved ones to let them know how grateful we are for them. 

So without further ado, here is my card! 

Learn how to make an Easy Fall Card for a Friend

Fall Card Details 

When I think of Gratitude, I immediately think of Thanksgiving and Fall, and this always leads to leaves!! are you the same? 

And because of this, I knew I wanted to use the Stitched leaves dies!! these are an amazing set that help you create die cuts that can be used as embellishments, and that was the case for this card! 

I honestly think that this die set makes card making super easy as I can cut out leaves in so many colors and then just play with them to create cards.. you can see other examples of cards made with these leaves on the following posts.

For this card I used the Plaid Tidings designer series paper (DSP) a.k.a. patterned paper, mainly because it has so many color combinations. This paper pack can help you make cards for lots of occasions, so I just went thru the pack and selected the sheet I wanted to use. 

The Color Combination

Once I have selected the sheet of the paper pack that I want to use, then I pick the colors form there for my color combination. This is always the best way for me to pick colors, so if you ever struggle with this, then give it a try!! 

You will see how this gets easier the more cards you make!! 

Below you can see the color combination from the sheet of paper I selected! 

Fun Fold Instructions 

Learn how to make an Easy Fall Card for a Friend  You can see on the picture in the left how this card opens, so let me explain the construction of this card.. you will see how easy this is!!

 You start with a card base that is 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and score at 1 1/2″ and at 4 1/4″ on the long side

Fold on the 4 1/4″ mark so you will have a regular card, and then fold on the 1 1/2″ mark toward you (opposite to the first fold).

Then cut your designer series paper at 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ and glue the the DSP to that second fold! (see the first picture in this post to see this.

Then add a strip of copper foil that is 1/2″ x 5″ under the fold of cardstock

And then add the ribbon of your choice around the card, in my case I used the Braided Linen Thread  and finally embellish the front of the card. For my card I stamped the sentiment on to a die cut from the Celebration labels dies and then added the three leaves that I cut with the Stitched Leaves dies.

Embellishing the card 

  Learn how to make an Easy Fall Card for a FriendHere you can see the details on the label and the leaves I added to the card. 

I cut out the larger of the leaves in Cajun Craze, the medium leave in Crushed Curry and the small leave in Pretty Peacock. 

The sentiment is from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set, which I stamped in Early Espresso onto the Whisper White die cut from the Celebrations labels dies.  I used the second from the smallest to the largest of this die set. 

And to finish off my card I added Wink of Stella on the leaves to have that glittery look and added randomly four Gilded gems. 

Like I said this card is easy to make and I think you can recreate this one with lots of designer series paper, I am sure you have a collection of paper in your craft room ready to be used!

If you want to get the full supply list to make this card, you can click here and download it! 

Autumn Tutorial Bundle

If you like making fall cards then check out the Autumn Tutorial Bundle which includes 82 tutorials. 

This an amazing bundle that will sure give you lots of ideas when it comes to Fall cards and I know you will learn even new techniques. 

This Tutorial Bundle features only the Autumn / Fall stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!, but you can easily substitute with whatever you have available!

You can get your copy of the Autumn Tutorial Bundle here or by going into my Tutorial Store where you can find this and other tutorials available to purchase. 

 

The Blog Hop Line Up!

Ok my friend, this is it for me today.. Please make sure you visit all the participating blogs on this blog hop! I am sure you will enjoy all of the projects and I know you will get lots of inspiration!!  

You can get to the next blog by clicking on the image below or on the below list of blogs participating!! 

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Thank you so much for visiting! 

November 2020 Blog Roll

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Lisa Mackey

Vicki Milyard

Pia Gerhardt

Tricia Butts

Gez Carpenter

Linda Moore

Jill Chapman

JoAnn Pollock

Brenda Nelson

Susan Webster

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Fiona Whitehead

Alejandra Gomez – You are HERE.

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