Why Am I Always Surprised When November Arrives?

Maybe it’s because October is usually a super-busy month, which is why I didn’t post all month!

Right now I’m in Orlando, getting ready to attend a Stampin’Up! convention for demonstrators.  Since I had two days of leisure before the convention begins, I decided to bring a lot of supplies and have at it- these cards are from yesterday, another time when I made cards from one 12×12 inch sheet of double-sided designer paper.  I made six regular 5.5×4.25 inch cards, and four 3.5×5 inch notecards.  The notecards are a great way to stretch your pretty papers, and would be especially suited to 6×6 inch designer paper, as you could get four cards from each sheet by cutting 3×3 squares.

I appologize for the lighting in the photos, but hopefully you can see that I used a variety of techniques on these cards, from simple matting and a stamped sentiment, to embossing, using label punches, scoring, and diecutting.  Truly, you can make beautiful cars without a lot of fancy tools, but having them is fun!

Here is another card I made, using just stamps and a sponge:

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I stamped the main tree image full strength, then stamped a bunch of trees after “stamping off”- or stamping lightly once on scrap before stamping on my cardstock- finally, I used a sponge to ink the edges (I seriously need to work on my sponging technique) and stamped some leaves randomly aroung the edge.  I was originally going to simply mat it on the green, but decided the purple (Rich Razzlebery to be technical) gave it a grape-y autumn vibe.  I hope you are having as much fun as I am getting crafty; I’m also hoping November will go by slowly!

Just a reminder, if you want to comment, please do, and if you need supplies, click on Visit My Site at the top of the page.

Michelle

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