Vintage Leaves

Vintage Leaves is another stamp set that will be retiring in a couple of days.  This is such a great set to own.  It has matching Framelits called Leaflets and is perfect for those chilly fall days when the leaves are turning and the colors are awesome.  Believe me, if you do not own this set you will regret it in the Fall!

It is not Fall right now so I decided to use more summery colors.  I stamped the leaves in Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and So Saffron.  I decided I wanted to soften them a bit so I sponged them with these colors too.

Unfortunately, I used the Brick Wall Embossing Folder on this card which has already sold out and is unavailable for purchase now.

The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes which is another must-have stamp set that is retiring.  I stamped it using Tranquil Tide ink and then punched it out with the Classic Label Punch  This punch will be in the new catalog.  I layered on top of a piece of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon,

Remember, there is only a couple of days left to buy the items on the Retirement List.  On Friday these items will be gone for good!

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If you need any more convincing, here are a couple of more cards I made in the past using the Vintage Leaves stamp set.

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A Stamp Off Negative Space Challenge

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TGIF!  It is Friday and we have another Stamp Off Challenge for you.  This one is called Negative Space.  It is where you die cut a shape out of card stock but instead of using the cut piece, you use the piece you cut out of.


Here is my card for this challenge:

Vintage Leaves

Two amazing things happened with this card.  First, this is my first negative space card.  I have no idea why I have not done this before and you can expect to see it more often because I really like the look.  Secondly, I used Delightful Dijon for the first time.  I never liked this color.  It was drab and plain ugly but amazingly enough it is perfect for Fall.  It looks awesome with Cajun Craze and when the leaves were at their peak in this area of the world, this color was everywhere (it was a gorgeous fall up here!!)

I cut the first oak leaf out of Cajun Craze cardstock with the Leaflet Framelits and then used that cardstock (not the leaf I cut) as a background.  I lined up a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock behind the cut out and stamped the oak leaf from the stamp set called Vintage Leaves using Cajun Craze ink.  I used Dimensionals to raise up the Cajun Craze cardstock over the Very Vanilla.

The sentiment I used is from the stamp set called Thoughtful Banners and the matching punch is called Classic Label.

Now let’s go see what awesome creations Buffy and Jackie made!

PS:  Thinking of you, Dad.

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Gold Vintage Leaves

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I was looking through some of the cards I recently (or not so recently) made and found this one that I never posted.  If you remember, I posted a lot of cards using the Vintage Leaves Stamp Set last Fall.  I think 75% of my posts used this stamp set and matching dies, called Leaflets Framelits, back then.  You were probably pretty sick of seeing them but since it has been a while, I figured I could sneak this one in without too many eye rolls.

I stamped the oak leaf in Versamark and then embossed it using Gold Embossing Powder.  Then I cut it out using the Leaflets Framelits and another one using the Gold Foil Paper.  The sentiment and banner ,which are from Endless Thanks, was also embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.

If you buy the stamp set and Framelits in a bundle you can save 15%.  Plus if you add the Versamark and the Gold Embossing Powder, you will be eligible to pick out a Free item from the Sale-a-bration Catalog!

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Fab Friday 74

Fab+Friday+Logos-74It has been a long time since I have participated in the Fab Friday Challenges but I needed some inspiration and the best way to do that is to participate a challenge.  Fab Friday is one of my favorites because their sketches are simple.  Here is my card for this challenge.

Vintage Leaves, Seasonal Frame Thinlits

I know you have been seeing a lot of leaves lately but I love the Vintage Leaves stamp set with the matching Leaflet Framelits Dies.  The word “grateful” is from a set of Thinlits that are in the Holiday Catalog called Seasonal Frame Thinlits.  I love the font in this set because it is more elegant than some of the others.

If you would like to see the other creations using this sketch, click HERE.

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