Fall |Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart |Pumpkin Kisses

Summer is really my favorite time of year but you can’t beat the colors that fall has to offer.  Nature is definitely one great work of art.

I love being inspired by the colors of nature.  Amazing how Mother Nature always gets the color palette right.

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For this card I used Buttercream Cardstock (CS-0006) cut at 3 3/4 x 5, Hazelnut Cardstock (CS-0013) cut at 4 x 5 1/4, Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock (CS-0023) and a piece of Fall Fest Prints (PP-0048) cut at 1 x 5.

I randomly stamped the smaller leaves from the Hello Fall Bundle (BD-0299) using Summer Days (IP-0042), Pineapple Smoothie (IP-0014), and Pumpkin Bread (IP-0057).  The Greeting comes from the Pumpkin Kisses (SS-0526) stamp set and was stamped in Dark Roast (IP-0050).

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I really love this sentiment!

The Maple Leaf from the Hello Fall Bundle was stamped in Tangerine Fusion Ink (IP-0005) onto a scrap piece of Buttercream Cardstock.

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The detail on this Maple Leaf is incredible.

Then I stamped the image again onto another scrap piece of Buttercream Cardstock but this time I used my re-inkers and our Fusion Blender (IP-0088).  You take a paper plate with some paper towels and put some generous drops of re-inker (in the colors of your choice) on the paper towel, then apply a generous amount of Fusion Blender.

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I know it doesn’t look pretty, but wait.

Use this as your stamp pad.

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And just like nature, no two leaves will look a like.

I love how the colors all blend together and give you that “real” nature look.  The re-inkers I used are:  Summer Days (RI-0042), Pineapple Smoothie (RI-0035), Tangerine Fusion (RI-0038) and Pumpkin Bread (RI-0056).

I then cut each of the Maple Leaves out using the die from the Hello Fall Bundle, and then I started to assemble the card.

Pumpkin Patch Ribbon (AC-0034) was used on the side of the card (I love this ribbon).  The cut out Maple Leaves were adhered using Foam Squares (AD-0085) and then I added a bow using the Pumpkin Patch Ribbon and adhered it using Glue Dots (AC-0083).

Finished it off with some Fashion Gold accents (AC-0292) [these come in Silver as well and I am hoarding both of them – LOL].

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May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

I hope you have a wonderful week and may you always Give (and receive) Thanks with a Grateful Heart!



Bountiful Thanks

I am a firm believer in letting others know how thankful I am.  Whether it is something that they have helped me out with,  a gift or sometimes just giving someone a Thank You card for just being them.  The fall is a great time of year to make a bunch of Thank You cards to have on-hand.  Why?  Because nature is so beautiful this time of year with all the wonderful colors –  I love being able to incorporate those colors in my cards.

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Love the fall colors


I used images from the Bountiful Thanks (SS-0531), Pumpkin Kisses (SS-0526) and Hello Fall (SS-0450) [there are coordinating dies available for the Hello Fall and a bundle is also available] and stamped them in the following inks:  Orange Creamsicle (IP-0024), Pineapple Smoothie (IP-0014), Green Olive (IP-0072) and Pumpkin Bread (IP-0057) onto a piece of Banana Cream (CS-0087) cardstock. The words – Bountiful Thanks were stamped in Dark Roast (IP-0050) ink.

I adhered a piece of Corrugated Cardstock (ST-0124) onto the bottom of the Banana Cream piece.  I am in love with our corrugated paper.  It is so easy to work with and it is a thin corrugated rather than a thick corrugated (some are too thick that they make your card really bulky –  this is high quality card stock but not bulky – I hope that makes sense).Bountiful Thanks 1

I then adhered a piece of Pumpkin Patch Ribbon (AC-0334) [I just love this ribbon, the color, the size, it is so easy to work with to make bows – I could go on but I’ll stop now].

The Banana Cream panel was added onto a piece of Orange Creamsicle (CS-0024) cardstock and then adhered to a Cocoa Powder (CS-0008) card base.

I added some of our Rainbow Drops (AC-0178) to the flowers using Glue Dots (AC-0083).

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There are so many colors and sizes in our Rainbow Drops.


May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Hope you have a wonderful day fall crafting!


I’d love for you to be part of my team – Bloomin’ Sensation

Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart

I know it is not official Fall yet but how can you resist this card with this wonderful saying.  It can be used for so many things, I have been having fun creating with the Hello Fall Bundle (BD-0299) and thought I would make some Thank You cards to have on hand.  I have found that you can never have too many Thank You cards on hand.  I know I go through a lot of them.  What about you?

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I love this saying from the Pumpkin Kisses Stamp Set.

The stamp sets I used were the Hello Fall Bundle (BD-0299).  I have used this stamp set before on a previous post.  It is just so versatile and a great add to your stash.  The saying came from the Pumpkin Kisses stamp set (SS-00526).  I love the sayings in this set and can see me using them on my scrapbook pages too.  The sentiment was stamped in Dark Roast (IP-0050) ink onto Banana Cream (CS-0087) cardstock.  I find I am using the Banana Cream cardstock more and more especially for fall cards.

I embossed the Maple leaf image from the Hello Fall Bundle using our Gold Embossing Powder (IP-0101) on Pomegranate Splash cardstock (CS-0025).  Then cut it out with the coordinating dies using the Amaze Machine (TO-0134).  I love this machine, compact and it gets the job done.  (Plus I love the green!!).

I stamped the background leaf image in Green Olive ink (IP-0072). Gold Silk (IP-0096) and Cranberry Bliss Silk (IP-0094) were added to for extra interest.  Since the Cranberry Bliss Silk is a little thicker than the Gold Silk, it does add texture to your card.  I added some Fashion Gold (AC-0292) elements (they come in Silver as well).  And there are various sizes in the pack.  I am going to have to stock up on these since I know I will be using them on my holiday cards as well.

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I love the Fall colors on this card.

I took the Banana Cream panel and attached it to a piece of Dark Roast (CS-0091) cardstock before adhering it to my Pomegrante Splash (CS-0025) card base.

I used the Crease Tool (TO-0040) to shape the Maple Leaf (not sure it shows up in the photo) and then popped it up using Foam Squares (AD-0085) .  Added a bow using Natural Twine (AC-0005) and some Glue Dots (AD-0111).

I also like to decorate my envelopes.  I think it gives a nice touch and who doesn’t like happy mail!!

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I love our Oatmeal Cookie A2 envelopes (ST-0119)
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Whip Cream A2 envelope (ST-0118)

I hope you enjoyed today’s post and that it has inspired you to make some Fall cards even if it isn’t officially Fall yet.

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Happy Fall Crafting!!