Accented Blooms

After weeks of traveling, I am finally back in my craft room (otherwise known as our living room…hahaha). Today, I thought I would attempt a Fall card using the Accented Blooms stamp set and this years In-Colors. This stamp set coordinates with the Tailored Tag Punch. I live in Southern Arizona, so Fall looks much different here than it does in the rest of our beautiful country. Where others are losing the leaves off the trees and the flowers are going dormant, here in Arizona our trees and flowers are starting to bloom. In fact, I am getting ready to plant tomatoes and peppers!!

Okay…back to card making.

*The base is Terracotta Tile cut at 5 1/4 x 8”. Score the base at 4” and fold.

*I wanted to watercolor the flowers, so I used our fabulous watercolor paper. Cut this layer 5” x 3.75”. *

*For the plaid strip, cut 1” x 3.75”. This pattern came from the 2019-2021 In Color Designer Series paper.

I used Watercolor Pencils (this is an old set I got from the Stampin’ Up! Clearance rack), some Stampin’ Write markers and an Aqua Painter to color in the flowers. Blends would also work very well. I stamped the ”Hello” in Terracotta Tile a couple of times using my Stamparatus. I punched out the sentiment and also another piece of that designer series paper to add that shadow effect. Pop that sentiment up on dimensionals and adhere all components to the base of the card. I added a piece of Very Vanilla to the inside of the card with a small stamp and this card was done!

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As always, Happy Crafting!! Colleen

World Card Making Day 2019

I started this hobby of mine after an accident that left me needing an activity that would force me to use my left hand. In turn, what happened, is that I have made life long friendships and have met some wildly talented people! Mostly, though, I have found how much people love receiving a card in the mail (or, in person…). I have now reconnected with cousins, have some new pen-pals and my grown-up daughters get to raid my stash!

The other day I was able to open up a Paper Pumpkin kit and make cards with both my mother and one of her neighbors. Her neighbor brought pie. So, between the laughs we had, THE PIE (I do enjoy pie) and creating cards, it was a wonderful afternoon.

So, even if you aren’t the “creative type” (although, personally, I think we all are), send a card out today just to let someone know you are thinking of them!

As always, Happy Crafting! Colleen

The Holidays are Coming!!!

Wow…The month of September passed in a blur. Traveling, activities and so much more. I woke up this morning and realized I was nowhere near ready for this holiday season (which is not unusual for me..hahaha).

I just finished ordering the supplies for my Christmas cards. My cards this year will be from the “Let It Snow” Bundle. As one of my daughters has said “Snowman are your thing”. Which is very true….. I also love the Designer Series paper. It has just enough sparkle and shine.

What do you plan on creating this year? If interested in any of our products, please take a peak at my on-line store. Or, better yet, reach out to me for questions. I really enjoy hearing from other stampers!

As always, Happy Crafting!! Colleen

Joy of Giving Tag Kit

I had the most fun putting this kit together. Technically, it is an all-inclusive kit, but, I’m always a little “extra”. Why not add a little extra sparkle whenever you can? Also, how nice is that red box to store the tags in?! That box comes with your kit.

This kit came together easily—except for those gold foil stickers. I have to be honest, those are DELICATE! If you don’t have the “Take Your Pick” tool, you will want one for these to make this job easier. I completely ruined 3 or 4 before I got the hang of it. Once I had it though, it went quickly.

The coordinating colors for this kit are Poppy Parade or Shaded Spruce. I have a large ink pad of Real Red in the house, so I primarily used that. Of course, I also have a large supply of “bling” and ribbon, so I also added some of that. I even tried a little embossing. I always say, use what you have on hand and make it fun!

A peek inside of some of the tags

If you are interested in any of these products, send me an email or place an order at my on-line store: cardsbycoco.stampinup.net.

As always, Happy Crafting!! Colleen

Winter Wonders

I love the holidays! I also love anything that makes the holidays a little bit easier while providing a personal touch. Paper Pumpkin is offering back-to-back coordinating kits for October and November. One of the kits is with Christmas cards and the other is with Christmas tags.

The October kit will make 10 cards (envelopes included). The coordinating colors are: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade and Shaded Spruce.

The November kit will make 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 different sizes and designs. The coordinating colors for this kit are: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Real Red and Shaded Spruce.

These kits can stand alone on their own, but, I really like the idea that they go together.

If you are interested in these products, visit my on-line store (cardsbycoco.stampinup.net) or send me an email.

As always, happy crafting!! Colleen

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