Hi Stampers.  I am glad to see you made it through, yet another Monday.  For my post today I’m doing a challenge from the Pals Paper Arts.  They gave us this sketch and asked us to make a card using this layout.

And here is the card I made:

This card is made using a new stamp set called “For All Things” that will debut in the Stampin’ Up! 2014 Holiday Catalog.  There is some super cute Designer Series Paper to go with it, too!  Would you like me to mail you a copy of that catalog?  Shoot me an email and I’ll get one sent out to you.

The card starts out with a Very Vanilla cardbase. (A cardbase is a piece of card stock 5.5″ x 8.5″, scored and folded in the middle at 4.25″). Next is a layer of Early Espresso cardstock that I ran through the Big Shot with the Stripes textured impressions embossing folder. Next I cut a 2″ x 2″ square of Pumpkin Pie cardstock and a 2″ x 2″ square of Daffodil Delight cardstock.  On each of those I adhered a 1.75″ x 1.75″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Although the Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie inks look watercolored, they are actually applied with a stamp from the set.  The saying and acorns are stamped in Early Espresso ink from the same set. I then sponged Early Espresso around the edges of the Very Vanilla pieces with a sponge dauber before adhering them to their 2×2 piece and then to the card, with snail adhesive. 

Finally I stamped the leaves onto Very Vanilla with the Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso and Daffodil Delight inks and cut them out with my paper snips.  I loosly looped some linen thread and attached the tread and leaves to the card with a little snail and a few dimensionals.

See the list of all items used below – all can be purchased in my online store – all but the new For All Things stamp set, can be purchased now.  The For All Things stamp set (along with a bunch of other super cute stuff) will be available for purchase as of August 28th, 2014.

Happy Stamping!
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