Wow your Dinner Guests with Stylist Hand Stamped Autumn Leaves

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou –

Gather large leaves and stamp them with your favorite stamps and StazOn inks. Protect the leaves with the Creative Medium for a long lasting result. Decorate a holiday table, make an autumn wreath, add them to gift bags or to any seasonal project.

Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 Hour

 

Directions:

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Step 1

Gather leaves that are not completely dry. If they are not flat enough, use paper towels, spray with water and carefully press to flatten.

 

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Step 2

Cover the leaves on both sides with Creative MEDIUM using an Ink Blusher.

 

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Step 3

Stamp with StazOn Jet Black ink and your favorite stamp.

 

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Step 4

Add some color by distressing lightly with StazOn Black Cherry ink pad.

 

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Step 5

Stamp the thank you sentiment and tear the paper on all sides to make tags.

 

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Step 6

Distress the tags with MEMENTO Rich cocoa.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• StazOn – Jet Black, Black Cherry

• MEMENTO – Rich Cocoa

• Creative MEDIUM – Clear

• Sponge Daubers

• Ink Blushers

 

Other

• Large Leaves

• Precious Remembrance School Stamp Set

• Kaiserkraft – Tea at Elsie’s Stamp Set

• Natural Color Heavy Card Stock

 

 

Learn How to Stamp with Leaves to Create a Beautiful Thank You Card

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou –

Use a small leaf to stamp on a card with MEMENTO ink and color real leaves with StazOn ink to decorate it. Seal the leaves with Creative MEDIUM to protect and easily use them as embellishments.

Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 Hour

Directions:

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Step 1

Place Tack’ N Peel on a stamping block and set a leaf. Cut around the leaf using a sharp blade and remove the Tack’ N Peel.

 

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Step 2

Stamp with MEMENTO Rich cocoa on a 4x6in piece of card stock.

 

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Step 3

Distress with MEMENTO Desert sand.

 

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Step 4

Color leaves with StaZon Black cherry ink pad.

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Step 5

Cover all the leaves with Creative MEDIUM using an Ink blusher.

 

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Step 6

Stamp a thank you sentiment with StazOn Black cherry and cut around.

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Step 7

Wrap some jute cord and glue on the card. Continue adding leaves.

 

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Step 8

Place the wood slice and the thank you sentiment. Attach on a card base using Tear It! Tape.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• StazOn – Black Cherry

• MEMENTO – Rich Cocoa, Desert Sand

• Creative MEDIUM – Clear

• Sponge Daubers

• InkBlushers

• Tack’ N Peel

• Tear It! Tape

 

Other

• Small leaves

• Natural color heavy card stock

• Precious remembrance school stamp set

• Jute cord

• Small wood slice

• Hot glue

 

 

How to Make a Lunar Cat Greeting Card

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou –

Create a dark sky background by blending MEMENTO inks on white card stock and adding details with sprinkles of All-Purpose ink White and Wisteria colors. Use the On Point glue to set little rhinestones and the Tear It! Tape to attach the background to a card base.

Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 Hour

Directions:

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Step 1

Cut a 4x6in piece of heavy card stock and using a jumbo Sponge Dauber heavily distress it with the MEMENTO Paris Dusk ink pad.

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Step 2

Repeat with the MEMENTO Grape Jelly ink pad.

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Step 3

Use a small Sponge Dauber to add more detail with VersaColor Indigo ink pad.

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Step 4

Sprinkle All-Purpose White and Wisteria inks on the card piece and let it dry.

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Step 5

Cut a 3 /14″ circle and color with VersaFine CLAIR Golden Meadow, while pressing the Sponge Dauber a bit on some place creating spots imitating the moon surface.

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Step 6

Stamp the face of the cat with the VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne.

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Step 7

Glue the moon on the background card using the On Point Glue and add small dots of it to set the rhinestones around.

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Step 8

Add some ribbon and the quote chip.

Art Supplies:

Imagine

• VersaColor – Indigo

• VersaFine CLAIR – Golden Meadow, Nocturne

• MEMENTO – Grape Jelly, Paris Dusk

• All-Purpose Ink – White, Wisteria

• Tear It! Tape

• Sponge Daubers

• On Point Glue

Other

• White Card Stock

• Cat Themed Stamps

• Orange Color Mesh Ribbon

• Orange Color Rhinestones

• Tim Holtz Ideology Quote Chips

• Hot Glue

How to Make Purr-fectly Fun Cat Fairy Lights

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By Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

-Decorate your home with a cat themed fairy light string with stamped designs on tracing paper using StazOn inks and creating paper lamp shades. Attach the paper lamp shades on a battery powered led string and place them in any corner for the house.

Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 Hour

Directions:

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Step 1

Cut 2×5 ½ ” pieces of cad stock. Score on 2 ½ ” from each edge to the short side.

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Step 2

Make an X cutting to the center of the card stock cuttings (this will be the opening that will the lights)

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Step 3

Use the circle punch to create openings to one side of the card stock cuttings.

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Step 4

Color with the VersaFine CLAIR Summertime ink pad and a Sponge Dauber.

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Step 5

Distress with the MEMENTO Grape Jelly ink pad.

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Step 6

Stamp the cat design on the tracing paper using StazOn Jet black.

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Step 7

Cut along the designs, (about 2″ squares), turn to the back the tracing paper and color with StazOn Iris ink pad.

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Step 8

Place Tear It! Tape in the blank side (inner side to be) of the card stock cuttings, above and below the circular opening.

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Step 9

Set the tracing paper cuttings, stamped with the cat designs, to cover the circular opening and fold to attach the short edges.

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Step 10

Place led lights on the X opening made earlier.

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Art Supplies:

Imagine

• StazOn – Jet Black, Iris

• VersaFine CLAIR – Summertime

• MEMENTO – Grape Jelly

• Tear It! Tape

• Sponge Daubers

Other

• White Card Stock

• Tracing Paper

• Cat Themed Stamps

• 1.5in Circle Punch

• Battery Operated Lights String

• Kraft Knife

Create Cute Christmas Cards with Puns

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By Jessica Lin

Hi everyone, it’s Jessica here. Can you believe that it’s almost October? I felt like this year went by so fast! I thought I would start making Christmas cards earlier this year, and I wanted to create some “punny” cards. I remember when I first started cardmaking, I loved to make cards with puns or inside jokes because those were so different from store-bought cards. Do you like cards with puns? I would love to know!

Skill: Beginner

Directions:

Supplies Used

Imagine:
Other products:

Stamparatus
Stampin’ Up Foxy Friends bundle
Stampin’ Up Large Letters dies
White Cardstock
White Fun Foam
Stampin’ Up Garden Trellis Embossing Folder
Stampin’ Up Labeler Alphabet stamp set

How to Make a Simple Fall Tag

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By Alison Heikkila –

As we approach Autumn, I thought it would be fun to share a way to make a simple tag that can be used for gifts, as a place card, or even attached to a card base. By using a few simple techniques, you can make a bunch of these tags quickly, and save them for when you need them.

Skill Level: Beginner
Time: 15-20 Minutes

Directions:

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Step 1:

Die cut a tag out of Kraft cardstock. Cut a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock that is a little larger than your leaf stamp.

Step 2:

Stamp your leaf with VersaFine Clair Ink in Pinecone.

Step 3:

Apply Clear Mboss Embossing Powder to the leaf, shake off the excess, and heat set.

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Step 4:

Using Memento Inks in Pear Tart, Dandelion, Tangelo, and Morocco, apply using a blending brush. The colors should fade into each other and cover the entire leaf. The photo above shows the leaf not completely inked.

Step 5:

Die cut the leaf using the coordinating die, or fussy cut it.

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Step 6:

Place the leaf on the tag to help determine where you will add Tear It! Tape. The Tear It! Tape will be used to add stripes of embossing powder. I applied 2 strips.

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Step 7:

Sprinkle on Shimmering Night Sky Mboss powder on to the Tear It! Tape, shake off the excess, and heat set.

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Step 8:

Ink the edges of the tag with Rich Cocoa Memento ink and a blending brush. You could also do this step before you add the Tear It! Tape.

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Step 9:

Splatter on Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Gold all over the tag. Let dry

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Step 10:

Ink a small sentiment with VersaFine Clair Pinecone ink and stamp it on the tag.

Step 11:

Apply foam squares to the back of your leaf to raise it off of the surface of the tag and adhere it.

Step 12:

Add some ribbon or twine to the hole in the tag.

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I think this tag is so pretty and festive. You can easily use different colors of Memento inks or different embossing powder colors to completely change up the look.

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• VersaFine Clair: Pinecone Ink
• Memento Ink: Pear Tart, Dandelion, Tangelo, Morocco, Rich Cocoa
• Tear It! Tape
• Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Gold
• Mboss Powder in Clear and Shimmering Night Sky

Other:

• Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Framelets Tag Die Set
• Kraft Cardstock
• Strathmore: Smooth Bristol Cardstock
• Stampendous: Jumbo Leaves
• Simon Says Stamp: Tiny Words
• May Arts: Organza Ribbon
• Blending Brushes
• Foam Squares