Thursday, September 17, 2020

SF 2020 - September - Fall/Outdoor/Halloween - Blog Hop

Be sure to hop through all the blogs on the list near the bottom for tons of wonderful inspiration!
 It is a Fall/Outdoor/Halloween kind of month!  
 
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I LOVE FALL!  Finally getting some relief in our 90 degree temperatures - and I'm loving that too.  So for a recent class we made a beautiful peek-a-boo wreath card using the Beautiful Autumn Bundle of products from page 45 of the August-December Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog.  Let me tell you - this is only two of many projects you are going to see me make with this suite - as it is just simply amazing!  In fact, check out yesterday's post HERE.  Then  continue down in this post and you'll see a lovely 3D item using this bundle.

Start out by cutting about an approximately 2 1/2" circle through the two layers of the front of our card.  (Card base is an A2 base of Cajun Craze, first layer is 5 1/4" x 4" layer of Very Vanilla)  This allows a visual hole that we could stamp our sentiment through (I used Cinnamon Cider for the sentiment - and it is stamped on the inside layer of Crumb Cake also 5 1/4" x 4").  Next I inserted a piece of scrap paper and stamped the leaf clusters around the circle using Garden Green to form the base of my wreath.

I had stamped and cut out many different elements for this wreath - five maple leaves stamped with Soft Sea Foam on Soft Sea Foam cardstock; five Oak Leaves stamped with Cinnamon Cider on Very Vanilla Cardstock and five acorns stamped with Soft Suede on Crumb Cake cardstock.  These were all punched out with the three punches in this bundle.  Next I stamped five of the elm outlines and inside with Cajun Craze and fussy cut them.

Finally, using these elements I assembled the wreath with glue dots, being careful no glue showed in the center of the hole so it would not stick to inside of the card.  I added a strip of plaid DSP for an accent, a triple linen thread bow and several little gems that were colored with the Cajun Craze blends.  I really like the way it turned out.

But, I love this bundle sooooo much and the beautiful DSP that coordinates with it - Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper - that I decided to alter a cute little stand up frame that I found at the local .99 Store.

I traced around the clip at the top with lightweight paper.  Then cut out four strips of the DSP.  On the top one, I cut out the traced opening to fit around the clip.
After adhering all four strips in the pattern I wanted, with Tombow Liquid Glue - I added this wonderful sentiment from the bundle, some braided trim; and a cute little punched out acorn.  Just loving how it turned out.

I hope you like it too and found some inspiration - altering wooden 3D items is so easy and has so much impact. 

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Once again, thank you for stopping by my blog.   I hope you enjoyed these projects and got some inspiration for creating something wonderful of your own.  I would love it, if you would leave me a comment below and stop back soon.  Don't forget to click through on each name below to see even more amazing Posts.  

See you soon with more ideas!  

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September SF Hoppers - check them all out by clicking on their links for some more great ideas - and please leave comments if you can, to show appreciation for their work :)
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Stop back soon for some more creative fun and inspiration.     ~Maureen

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Paper Crafting Blog Hop - Punches Theme - September 2020

 


 

Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia are participating. We have a wide array of fun projects and design styles to share with you this month - all spotlighting punches!

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I love punches!  Don't get me wrong - dies are great - but sometimes I just want to do a quick card without hauling out the die cut machine - and punches do the trick!  My card today uses a couple of them - 

I'm so happy we are having cooler weather and fall is in the air.  I have been doing so much with this bundle of products.  In fact my next blog post will feature it again.

Those coordinating punches are just the cutest things!  I also used the Detailed Trio punch - which has the perfect corner rounder.

So for my card I started with a Crumb Cake A2 base then a 4"x4" layer of Cajun Craze; a 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" layer of Very Vanilla and four 1 3/4" squares from the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper.

I played with them a bit and laid them out in the pattern I wanted, then using the corner rounder, I rounded two opposite corners on each square.  You can see two rounded and two not here - 

After finishing rounding and placing them I put my card together and added a couple sprigs of green, a sentiment, and two acorns all from the Beautiful Autumn set.  I even punched the acorns with that cute little acorn punch above.

These are the colors I used and the braided twine - all go so beautifully together and perfect for this time of year.  And of course I had to make the inside of the card pretty too!

Just love this card - will be making more for sure!
 
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I hope you enjoyed my post and would love it if you'd leave me a comment. Now click on through to the rest of those hopping this month to see all of their wonderful creations! ~Maureen

 
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  *NOTE: If your personal order is not part of a current party and you are ordering over $150 in merchandise - please do not use this code; as your order without the code will qualify you to earn a minimum of 10% in hostess benefits.   

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Monday, September 7, 2020

First Monday Card Challenge! #1 - September 7 to September 27, 2020

Hey all - I haven't been doing challenges for a bit - so am going to start something new - a FIRST MONDAY CHALLENGE.  On the first Monday of each month you can check my blog (and my Crazy Stamping Lady! Facebook business page) for that month's challenge.  Then you will have till midnight three Sundays later to post your card challenge picture on the post in Facebook or you can email me your photo indicating it is for the First Monday Challenge that month - crazystampinglady@gmail.com.  On the next day after the deadline I will draw for a winner and that person will receive a fun embellishment or dsp sampler from me by mail.  So hoping many of you will join in the fun!

So here is your challenge this month - entries must be received by my no later than midnight on Sunday, September 27, 2020.  On Monday, September 28, 2020 I will draw for a winner from all the entries.  Use the colors indicated below to create a card of your choice.  Those using all five colors will get a bonus entry.  Watch my FB Live video on Tuesday, September 8 at 9:30 AM (MST) if you'd like to see what I can come up with for this challenge.  Can't wait to see what you all create!! Have fun with this.

See you all soon!  ~Maureen

~Maureen Rauchfuss - independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator​

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

SF 2020 - August - Well Wishes - Blog Hop

 

Be sure to hop through all the blogs on the list near the bottom for tons of wonderful inspiration!
 It is an Anything Goes kind of month - which can be something different for each of us! 
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So I chose to share a sweet little APPLE theme card/gift card set today.  It came together so quickly using the Apple Builder Punch - my colors were Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede and Old Olive.

SCHOOL - it is crazy - opening, not opening.  Postponed, Online, Home schooling - so I though it was appropriate to come up with this little set. 

I was thinking there are so many this would be appropriate for this year - the Mom who didn't sign up to be a teacher; the student who is missing all of their friends; the teacher who is sitting in an empty classroom doing zoom calls all day.  I'm sure you could find someone who would appreciate a "well wishes" card and a gift card.

 
The instructions for the front fold back card are super simple - 

Score your card base along the long side at 1 ¾” and at 4 ¼” – using a bone folder fold in half at the center fold, then fold back  onto itself at the first score line – making your card form a bit of a “Z”. 

Cut three pieces of coordinating Designer Series paper in the following sizes: Piece #1 - 5 ¼” x 2 ¼”; Piece #2 - 5 ¼” x 1 ½”; and Piece #2 - 5 ¼” x 1 ¾”.  Also, cut one piece of lighter colored cardstock

5 ¼” x 2, this will be the piece you write your sentiment on. 
 
And the instructions for the gift card holder are one of my favorites - comes together in just minutes when you need that last minute gift -

Base 7 ¾” x 5” piece of cardstock scored on the long side at 2 ½” and 6”

Band 7 ¾” x 1” piece of cardstock scored on the long side at 2 ½” and 6 1/8”

DSP pieces for top and bottom flaps – 4 ¾” x 1½” and 4 ¾” x 2 ¼”

Whisper White for inside top flap – for writing or placing a sentiment 4 ¾” x 1 ½”

Circle punch for a finger slot and extra sticky tape to hold the edges of the pocket together and the ends of the band together.  Decorate as desired.

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Once again, thank you for stopping by my blog.   I hope you enjoyed these projects and got some inspiration for creating something wonderful of your own.  I would love it, if you would leave me a comment below and stop back soon.  Don't forget to click through on each name below to see even more amazing Posts with a "Well Wishes" theme.  See you soon with more ideas!  
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August SF Hoppers - check them all out by clicking on their links for some more great ideas - and please leave comments if you can, to show appreciation for their work :)
 
  1. Steph Jandrow - https://stampinandscrappinwithsteph.weebly.com/home/stampin-friends-2020-well-wishes-blog-hop
  2. Jo Blackman - https://www.joblackman.com/2020/08/sf-2020-blog-hop-well-wishespick-me-ups.html
  3. Katja Ettig - https://www.kleine-stempelmiez.de/2020/08/20/stampin-friends-blog-hop-well-wishes/
  4. Rachael Rife- https://rachthestamper.com/stampin-friends-well-wishes-pick-me-ups-blog-hop/
  5. Teri Pocock - https://www.stampinmagic.com/2020/08/stampin-friends-blog-hop-well-wishes.html
  6. Jean Bolen Beaulieu - https://danantmom.blogspot.com/2020/08/friends-2020-august-blog-hop-august.html
  7. Sue Vine - https://misspinkscraftspot.blogspot.com/2020/08/well-wishes-on-stampin-friends-blog-hop.html
  8. Kim Quade - US - https://kimplayswithpaper.com/home/stampin-friends-blog-hop/
  9. Heidi Collins - https://on-y-go-stamping.weebly.com/home/sending-sunshine-for-cloudy-days
  10. Barbara Welch - US - https://creativestampinspot.blogspot.com/2020/08/well-wishes-stampin-friends-blog-hop.html
  11. Maureen Rauchfuss (US) - https://crazystampinglady.blogspot.com/2020/08/sf-2020-august-well-wishes-blog-hop.html
  12. Anne Marie Hile - http://www.stampinanne.com/2020/08/august-2020-stampin-friends-blog-hop.html
  13. Tiziana Milano - https://stampinwtiziana.blogspot.com/2020/08/stampin-friends-august-blog-hop-well.htm
  14. Kim Lamos- https://www.pinkzebrapapercreations.com/2020/08/stampin-friends-blog-hop-well-wishes.html