Vintage Leaves by Stamping’ Up! #CCMC448

Vintage Leaves by Stamping’ Up! #CCMC448

So what do you think of today’s colour challenge over at Create with Connie & Mary? As soon as I saw these colours, I knew I wanted to use the Vintage Leaves by Stamping’ Up! stamp set and create today’s card. I don’t know why though. Perhaps I have seen these colours on Pinterest or similar for a leafy card? Who knows? Anyway this is what I came up with (whilst hoping I haven’t inadvertently copied someone else!)

Vintage Leaves by Stamping' Up! Tracy May #CCMC448

I still need to sort out the software that I use to add my watermarks. For some reason it is compressing the image and making it look grainy! But hopefully it’s clear enough to see the layers I have created?

  • I started by stamping the leaves in Pool Party and then stamping over them with a splatter from Gorgeous Grunge in Smoky Slate and Chocolate Chip;
  • I then stamped off the leaves in Chocolate Chip and before stamping over the Pool Party leaves;
  • I stamped the large leaf in Chocolate Chip on a separate piece of Whisper White and then cut it out using the co-ordinatelu framelits dies;
  • I wrapped Linen thread around the card front and attached it to the leaf before tying in a bow;
  • The sentiment is from Thankful Thoughts and is also in Chocolate Chip’
  • I adhered the card front to a Smoky Slate card base!

So what do you think? I hope you like it! All in all it came together pretty easily.

Thanks for stopping by. Please do pop over and see what the rest of the lovely design team have come up with for you this week!



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OnStage Live Swaps using Lighthearted Leaves from Stampin’ Up!

Mini Treat Bag Swaps made for OnStage Live using Gorgeous Grunge and Lighthearted Leaves from Stampin’ Up!

Well I’m back from Brussels and OnStage Live! So now I can share the swaps I made using Lighthearted Leaves from Stampin’ Up! I created mini treat bags using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and white envelope paper from the Neutrals envelope paper collection. I based the design on the Thank You card I created a while back using Lighthearted Leaves teamed up with Gorgeous Grunge.

I had a fantastic time in Brussels! I loved the new format for the Stampin’ Up! event, formerly known as convention. There were lots of fabulous, gorgeous new products to see, which I’m sure you will love! I can’t show you them just yet as there are still some events going on, but I will give you a sneak peek soon.

Let me show you my swaps before I go off on a tangent!

Lighthearted Leaves from Stampin' Up! Mini Treat Bags Gift Ideas Tracy May

I made 40 of them – 20 in each colour. Which one do you prefer?

Lighthearted Leaves from Stampin' Up! Mini Treat Bags Gift Ideas Tracy May

This one uses Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral. I stamped the main leaf in Calypso Coral card using Calypso Coral ink, before adding highlights with a white gel pen.

Lighthearted Leaves from Stampin' Up! Mini Treat Bags Gift Ideas Tracy May

This one is stamped in Pool Party, Island Indigo and Night of Navy. I’ve never used Night of Navy much before, but seem to be liking it more and more. This one is my favourite. I cut the leaves out using the Leaflets Framelits.

Lighthearted Leaves from Stampin' Up! Mini Treat Bags Gift Ideas Tracy May

I also filled the treat bags with Hot Chocolate powder, a few chocolate chips and mini marshmallows!

Lighthearted Leaves from Stampin' Up! Mini Treat Bags Gift Ideas Tracy May

The Bedlam Brothers kept buzzing around the bags with the chocolate chips and marshmallows in prior to me getting round to making my swaps. They were very concerned there wouldn’t be enough left for them, so I made them up a bag each and I will make them a Christmas themed treat bag to put them in! 🙂

Little monkeys – they did miss me whilst I was away and I got lots of cuddles when I got back!

Well I hope you like my swaps. If you like the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set, be sure to order it now as it will be gone by the end of December. The full list of retiring products is here, so be sure to take a look and order the items you want before it’s too late.

Also there is a fantastic offer on at the moment, so check that out as well!

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Vintage Leaves from Stampin’ Up! – CASology Cue Card Challenge

An autumnal greetings card using Vintage Leaves from Stampin’ Up! for the CASology Cue Card Challenge – YOU (week 168).

I finally gave in and ordered Vintage Leaves from Stampin’ Up! It’s one of the stamp sets I’ve loved and looked at a lot, and then moved on without ever ordering, but when I was ordering the Lighthearted Leaves set from the Autumn/Winter catalogue I decided it would be a good idea to get the Leaflets Framelits to cut them out. Well as the framelits come in a bundle with Vintage Leaves at a 15% discount, well you know how it goes …..Crafters Anonymous here I come! 🙂

I started by sponging a background from Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze, before over stamping the leaves randomly in Cajun Craze. The sentiment is from You’ve Got This, which I chose so I could enter the card in to the CASology Challenge Week 168 –  Cue Card You. It’s been a couple of months since I played along, due to a lack of organisation on my part. I actually made cards to enter but then missed the deadline a few times duh!

So what do you think? Still clean and simple right?

Stampin' Up! Vintage Leaves CASology YOU Challenge Independent Demonstrator Tracy May

 

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