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Hello Everyone! Can you believe its October already? Its Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop day and Today’s blog hop theme is ”Give thanks”. The card that I have for you today uses two different stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! Charming Sentiments, and Stampin’ Up! Amazing Silhouettes.

This fall card was inspired by a fellow member on the hop Karen Ksenzakovic. She made a beautiful card a little while back with a similar layout for a sketch challenge, and I just changed the sets and colors around. I love how a card layout doesn’t have to be complicated or overly embellished to be beautiful. All the cardstock colors and cuts are listed at the bottom of the page.

To create the multi-colored effect on the tree image here, I used something called the baby wipe technique. This is where you take your ink refills, and drip them on top of a baby wipe, let them sit a bit to spread out, and then used the baby wipe like an ink pad. You can save your baby wipe to use later, but they do dry out pretty quickly. If you really need it to work on the first try, I’d use a fresh new wipe.

I started out with a card base in Evening Evergreen, and then placed a panel of Textured Chic Designer Series Paper on top with liquid glue. I used the baby wipe technique to stamp the amazing silhouettes tree image on a panel of Basic white and matted it on a panel of Evening Evergreen. The Sentiment is from the Charming Sentiments stampset and was stamped in Evening Evergreen ink and then also matted on a piece of Evening Evergreen.

For the inside of my card, I used a panel of Basic White and stamped the leaves image from the Amazing Silhouettes stampset and the Thank you sentiment from the Charming Sentiments stampset. For the envelope, I used a panel of Textured Chic Designer Series Paper, the size I used was left over from a 6×6 piece of the DSP. I glued it down and then trimmed the envelope flap to meet it. For all of the layers except for the sentiment I used liquid glue, but for the sentiment I used Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I know you will enjoy the projects that the other members of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew have made, better yet, this month is a great month to join us! Reach out to your demonstrator today to see if its a good fit for you! If you don’t have a demonstrator already, I would be honored to talk with you about our products and see what makes the most sense for your goals. Up next is Karen’s Blog, check it out below. If you get turned around there is a list of all the blog participants at the bottom.

This is the order for the blog hop:

1) Mary Deatherage

2) Carol Buckalew

3) Jaimie Babarczy

4) Karen Ksenzakovic

5) Tara Carpenter

6) Terry Lynn Bright

7) Jillian Good

8) Karen Finkle

9) Amy Koenders

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Kit includes one 8″ x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cm) monthly planner with space to record birthdays each month as well as a pocket sleeve to hold birthday cards. 
Includes 12 full-size birthday cards, 6 of 2 designs, and 12 coordinating envelopes.
Includes Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive-Backed Embellishments, and Tear & Tape Adhesive
Includes die-cut florals and pieces ready for you to use­—no prep work required! 
Includes sticker sentiments and die-cut labels in Dutch, English, French, and German
Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Evening Evergreen, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, and Soft Succulent

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Cardstock Cuts and Measurements:

  • Basic White Cardstock 2 7/8″ x 4 3/8″ (image), 2 7/8″ x 7/8″ (sentiment), 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Evening Evergreen Cardstock 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″, 3″ X 4 1/2″ (image mat), 3″ X 1″ (sentiment mat)
  • Texture Chic Designer Series Paper 4″ X 5 1/4″, 2″ X 6″ (envelope flap)

Don’t forget to send those paper hugs in the mail!