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Seasons of Fun by Stampin’ Up

You can find the Seasons of Fun Stamp Set on page 78 of the July-December holiday catalog. The Seasons of Fun set is a Host Set. Do not get worried that you must hold a gathering to earn this stamp. Instead, you can earn it simply by placing your personal order of $150 or greater.

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The Seasons of Fun Stamp Set features adorable images of children celebrating various holidays. Halloween, Fall, and Christmas are all represented! Pet images are included as well. The DSP used on this card is from the Cute Halloween DSP package.

I enjoy coloring with my Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Markers. It reduces stress for me. Additionally, I love that we have so many coordinating colors. And isn’t that little skating girl precious?

More Seasons Of Fun Cards

This card just makes me smile! I love the colors and images on this card. Isn’t the kitty hiding in the leaves cute? This image reminds me of a photo that I have of my children in the leaves. And, it is still one of my all-time favorite photos!

To decorate the inside of my card, I pulled in a stamp from the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set. I used the tiny trio of leaves in the corners. The background on the front of the card was created using this stamp as well.

Trodding through the snow to cut and gather a Christmas Tree has never looked so carefree and cute! The Designer Series Paper is from the Gingerbread & Peppermint package.

The inside greeting is part of the Christmas To Remember stamp set. But you can substitute any greeting that you like.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and watch my video. I hope that today’s card inspires you to pull out your supplies and make a card or two! As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

Card Supplies

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Card Measurements

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″, and 4″ x 4″
  • DSP: Enough to die cut banner
  • Basic White Cardstock: Scrap for sentiment
  • DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″

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Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin

The Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin is the kit for September 2021. It is the cutest kit! The kit features supplies to make several pumpkins or apples. You get to choose!

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In addition to the supplies, the actual box can be turned into a wheelbarrow! Such a cute decor item for fall.

Haunts & Harvest Alternatives

For this card, I used a Cajun Craze card base. Next, I used the Timber 3D Embossing Folder on the following layer. Finally, I used the stamps to create a border layer. The Well Defined Stamp Set completes the card with a perfect sentiment.

For the inside layer of my card, I simply added a Basic White layer with a stamped leaf image in the lower corner.

This next card was made using a Mango Melody card base. I used Crushed Curry, Old Olive, and Pumpkin Pie inks for the card. I took the abstract type stamp and created a design on the left side. Using the Pretty Pumpkins bundle, I die-cut the pumpkin image. A simple twine bow and sentiment finish things off!

I hope that you enjoyed my alternatives for this month’s kit! As always, remember to be kind, send a card, and do something creative.

Sally

Card Supplies

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Card One Measurements

  • Cajun Craze: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Basic White: 2″ x 4″ (or larger depending on the desired border size) and scrap for sentiment and 4″ x 5 1/4″

Card Two Measurements

  • Mango Melody: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and 1/4″ x 4″
  • Pumpkin Pie: For die cut ( or PP element)
  • Basic White: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (2)

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Stampin’ Up Fall Treat Holders

We are going to make some Stampin’ Up Fall Treat Holders today. I want y’all to start thinking about ways that you can use your stamping supplies for something other than making cards. With Halloween quickly approaching and Thanksgiving on the horizon, my mind starting thinking about ideas for treat holders.

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These little treat holders can be decorated using any stamp set and any punch or die set. They are so incredibly versatile. And most importantly, quick to make! They use very few supplies so that makes them very affordable as well. Each sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of cardstock will create 4 bases. I used crumb cake because it is a good fall basic but you can use any color that you want.

More Stampin’ Up Fall Treat Holders

A matchbox style treat holder using Stampin' Up products.  It is purple with white dots and it has a bat on it.  It is one of five Stampin' Up Treat Holders featured on my blog today.

Wouldn’t these make adorable trick-or-treat goodies?

One of five Stampin' Up Fall Treat Holders that has a crumb cake base.  It has pictures of leaves, acorns, and pumpkins on it.

This design would work easily for any fall occasion simply by swapping out the greeting.

One of five Stampin' Up Fall Treat Holders.  It features a Mint Macron pumpkin with a gold bow.  The Mint Macron designer series paper with gold foiling really makes it pop!
One of five Stampin' Up Fall Treat Holders that is mostly done in the color Crumb Cake. It has a pumpkin that is made using a paper piecing technique in Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, and Pumpkin Pie.

And these designs just might be that perfect little touch that would bring your whole Thanksgiving table together. They would create a conversation starter as well as being a pretty table decoration. Are the children or grandchildren looking for a little project? These are a GREAT project to do with them! They love a creative outlet as much as we do. This project can be done several weeks ahead of time.

Card Supplies:

Card Measurements for Stampin’ Up Treat Holders:

  • Crumb Cake Cardstock: 2 1/4″ x 8, scored at 2″ and at 5 1/2″
  • Rich Razzleberry Cardstock: 2′ x 2 1/4″, and another at 2″ x 1 3/4″
  • Whatever cardstock or DSP you would like for focal image. I used Plaid Tidings DSP for the pumpkin.

Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope that you have been inspired. As always– Be kind, send a card, and do something creative!

Sally

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A standard A2 size greeting card in Pool Party and uses Stampin' Up Harvest Hellos stamp set

Harvest Hellos

Harvest Hellos are finally starting to seem appropriate here in Alabama. It is still nice and warm in the daytime, but cooler mornings and evenings are quite pleasant! This stamp set by Stampin’ Up seems small but offers a wide variety of options. You have the option of using a whole apple, an apple section, a traditional pumpkin, or a jack-a-lantern.

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The coordinating Apple Builder punch makes very quick work of cutting out your image. In today’s video, I only created pumpkins. But how nice would it be to make a set of 4 notecards for your child’s teacher using the apple and package them nicely in one of our acrylic boxes? I think a lot of young parents are extremely grateful for their child’s teacher these days!! And hang on if your children haven’t returned to in person learning yet. You are doing a great job! I am definitely cheering for you.

Send Harvest Hellos This Year

A greeting card with an Early Expresso base.  It has layers of Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, and Early Expresso Houndstooth.

I hear that many cities across the United States are calling off trick-or-treat. Thank makes me so sad. I understand the reasoning but it makes me sad nonetheless. Even if you do not normally send out cards for Halloween, maybe this year you could send a card to a child that you love. There is nothing like getting your very own mail as a kid!

Even More Harvest Hellos Cards

I loved getting to use my small pumpkin stamp from September’s Paper Pumpkin kit. It is just the right size to compliment the larger pumpkin from this set. Don’t forget to sign up for this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit on or before October 9, 2020. Here is a link to sign up: https://bit.ly/3iCCtS1

A feel better soon greeting card that features the colors of Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White.  It is made with Stampin' Up products.

The greetings in this set are tiny but you can use any stamp set greetings you would like. These cards aren’t just for holidays! This last card might be my favorite. I had so much fun doing putting all of the tiny paper pieces together. You’ll have to keep an eye on my Pinterest boards to see if I just happen to create some more. 🙂

A greeting card made of Cajun Craze Cardstock  It has leaves and pumpkins on it.

Card Measurements

  • Mint Macron Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Early Expresso Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″, also 2″ x 5″ piece
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock: 3 3/4″ x 5″, also 3″ x 3″ to die cut sentiment
  • Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock: 3″ x 3″
  • Cajun Craze: 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Crumb Cake: Scrap
  • DSP: 5″ x 1 3/4″

Card Supplies

I thank you for spending time with me today. As always….be kind, send a card, and do something creative.

Sally

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