Animal Magnetism

My friend is having a luncheon and asked that we dress “Wild and Colorful”. Well, I automatically think of animal prints and bright colors. I want to take her a gift card set that is inspired by the theme. Since Stampin’ Up! doesn’t have any animal print paper, I had to improvise with some paper from another line. However, I used SU card stock and a few of their embellishments; including, Framed Tulip TIEF, Flower Garden TIEF, Basic Pearls Jewel Accents and more.

I love the “Dressed Up Framelit Dies” (130101). They are so versatile and it is so much fun to mix and match. Add in a few punched accessories and the outfits are limitless!

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Happy Thanksgiving!


Stampsets:  Truly Grateful (131733 Holiday) and Tags 4 You (131823 Holiday, or buy as a bundle with the Label Bracket Punch and save! 133294)

Ink: Soft Suede (126978) More Mustard (retired) but Crushed Curry would work well (131173)

Paper: Baked Brown Sugar Core’dinations (129958) Pear Pizzazz (131201) Very Vanilla (101650)

Embellishment: Pear Pizzazz Denim Ribbon from sale

Tools and Supplies: Label Bracket Punch (132153 Holiday), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976), Stamp’in Sanding Block (129367), Core’dinations Dust Buddy (129366), Oval Frame-lits (129381), Stamping Sponges (101610), Stamp’in Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Glue (110755)

Don’t forget envelopes and coordinate it all by stamping the inside of card and outside of envelope for a complete look.


Cascading Leaves

Using the idea of an earlier post, “Cascading Flowers”, I exchanged the flowers for leaves for a fall look. See below for products and colors used.

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Simply Sketched

Two versions of a card cased from

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Both using the Hostess Set; Simply Sketched.

Base Card: Early Espresso, then layered with white. Next is Pool Party or Certainly Celery. Circles done in Island Indigo or Blushing Bride. Sentiment in coordinating colors. Additional Stamp set: Trust God.