Today is my birthday!! Maybe I should be sharing birthday cards but I will do that one day next week. So far, I have had a nice day. I just talked to my daughter and missed calls earlier from mom and Marianne while I was at church. I've decided to join the church I have been visiting for the past several months so ended up staying late today for "Pizza with the Pastor" for people wishing to join. I'm hoping to join in November when Ashley will be here.
I had Stamp Club last week. After designing a few more difficult cards in the past couple of months, I tried to make the cards simpler this month plus I die cut a lot of the elements to avoid waiting in line for the Big Shot. It paid off and the gals noticed!! I also concentrated on fall cards with one special card in honor of October Breast Cancer awareness.
This card uses some non-Stampin' Up DSP. The local stamp store in Mooresville closed recently and I got a lot of their Bo Bunny DSP at a great price. Vintage Leaves stamp set was used for the background on this card. The die cut leaf is from Seasonal Layers Thinlits in Copper. (It makes it easy to adhere if you use the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of the Copper.) The cup and sentiment is from Merry Cafe stamp set which is in the Holiday Catalog. I love this set because it is very versatile. I am not a coffee drinker but this set has sayings about tea and apple cider plus sentiments for fall, Halloween, Christmas and New Year.
I love the layout of this card. The Rich Razzleberry (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") and Night of Navy (4" x 5 1/2") cardstock are layered with a piece of white cardstock as the top layer (3 1/4" x 5 1/2") The only part that opens is the DSP (3 1/2" x 6"). The DSP is scored at the top and sandwiched between the Night of Navy and Razzleberry pieces.
My favorite Painted Harvest stamp set!!! No matter what color you use, the cards all looked wonderful. The gals picked their colors and stamped away!
I had to use Ribbon of Courage for breast awareness month. The DSP is some retired I found in my stash (love using up the old stuff to make room for new!) I stamped the ribbon on scrap paper but the gals opted to stamp directly on the white. The detailed stamp is stamped in Blushing Bride full strength. The plain ribbon is stamped on top of the detailed stamp with Blushing Bride but stamp off first.