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Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Today is blog hop day! The theme of todays blog hop is ”Fall Frenzy” and I used the Stampin’ Up! Ringed with Nature stamp set and coordinating Ringed with Love DSP to create my card. You can find all the card stock measurements at the very bottom of this blog. I hope you enjoy it!

Its that time of year where my brain switches from YAY its summer to, oh boy Fall is coming. I really enjoy all the seasons as I live in upstate New York where we get a good showing of all 4 and fall is definitely one of my favorites, but my brain likes to switch too early for my liking. Its still in the 90’s round here brain, stop it!

Anyway, on to my card, to start off I used a card base in Evening Evergreen. I then added a panel of Soft Suede. I used the Ringed with Nature stamp set with Soft Suede ink ti create the background on that panel but first stamping the large tree ring image and then filling in the more bare spots with the dots.

Next, I took the Ringed with Love designer series paper and I fussy cut out one of the large tree rings and a set of mushrooms. Don’t forget when you are fussy cutting to leave a little bit of room around your edge incase you hand slips. Also, it doesn’t have to be perfect! For the White Frayed Ribbon, I used Evening Evergreen ink and my water painter to dye the ribbon. You could also used a blender pen if you prefer, but you would likely get a darker color.

For the sentiment I used White Craft Stampin’ Ink on a scrap of Evening Evergreen. I fussy cut these out as well. I wanted to make sure there was enough room around them and didn’t see a die that stood out to me as giving me that. I played with adding a white border around and while it would have been work if it looked good than it would be worth it but I tried it and it just looked ok. I like it better without.

For the inside I used the same White Craft ink and stamped our little mushrooms image from the Ringed with Nature stamp set. This is a two step stamp, so you stamp the stems first and then the caps. It just adds a little touch to the inside. I didn’t stamp an inside sentiment yet, because I usually wait until I know who I am sending the card to for that. For the envelope, I cut the Ringed with Love DSP down to about 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 maybe a bit bigger. Then using liquid glue glues it to the envelope flap leaving a tad white near the fold. Be sure you look at the direction you want the pattern to be in as I almost put it on upside down at first.

To put it all together, I used Liquid glue for the Soft Suede panel, Tear n Tape for the ribbon, and Stampin’ Dimensionals for the rest of the elements. For a finishing touch I used Basic Rhinestones to add a bit of sparkle. I colored them with my Dark Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blend marker so that they fit into the color scheme a bit better. Thats my ”fall frenzy” card, I hope you learned a couple tricks from reading. I know you will enjoy and learn many more from the rest of the hop below.

Here’s the list for the whole hop incase you get lost:

1) Karen Finkle

2) Mary Deatherage

3) Akiko Sudano

4) Carol Buckalew

5) Tara Carpenter

6) Karen Ksenzakovic

7) Terry Lynn Bright

8) Jillian Good

9) Amy Koenders

Right now is one of the most exciting times of the year. It’s Sale-a-bration time!! Which means each increment of $50 you purchase, you qualify for FREE items. For this DSP and coordinating stamp set, you would need to order $100 in products before tax and shipping.  

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Sometimes we just know when something is a good fit, if you love our products and generally order in increments of $100, it is really to your advantage to join! Right now if you do, you get to pick out $125 in product and pay only $99, its shipped for FREE and you receive this awesome planner kit! e-mail me at with any questions you might have or take the plunge by clicking the link below!

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While a couple of the items from the original Sale-a-bration flyer have sold out, they just released some new items we can earn and they are really great! They are current products that they are now offering as sale-a-bration freebies! They have different product numbers though to get them for free so do be careful when ordering.

The time to subscribe to the August paper pumpkin kit ends 8/10! Don’t miss out on this awesome kit. Also, if you are a part of my VIP group, you will get all the info each month on our virtual create together. This is a perfect time to sit down and actually get it done. I put together my kits during this zoom. 

This months kit includes:

All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes. 

An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.

Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.

2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!

Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.

Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: 

Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede

Cardstock cuts and measurements:

Evening Evergreen- 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 , Scrap for sentiment 

Soft Suede- 4 x 5 1/4 

Rings of Love DSP, two elements from same sheet, 2 1/2 x 5 1/2 (for envelope panel)

Don’t forget to send those paper hugs!