Vintage Leaves with a Sparkle

Vintage Leaves with Sparkle

I was not sure about these colors at first, because my brain jumped immediately to pumpkins and I don’t have any pumpkin stamps. The more I played with the colors and different papers, the more I saw that it didn’t have to be just for pumpkins; with a little sparkle added for the Bring on the Bling challenge, this makes an excellent Autumn color scheme!

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Fruit Stand with Glimmer

Fruit and Glimmer

With a challenge calling for bling and Halloween just a few days away, I have been dying to use Pumpkin Pie glimmer paper. I thought it would be fun to pair it up with Blushing Bride glitter ribbon. Double glimmer, double the fun!

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Monarch Butterfly for a Day of the Dead Card

Monarch Butterflies for the Day of the Dead

This card honors some of the more traditional, but perhaps less well known aspects of the Day of the Dead (a celebration that coincides with Halloween). At this time of year, monarch butterflies start to arrive in Mexico at the end of their annual migration. Traditionally, these butterflies are believed to either be carrying the spirits of dead ancestors making their annual visit home.

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Petals and Paisleys Double Z Fold Card

Petals and Paisleys Double Z Fold Card

I have been challenging myself to create more cards that break the mold of the “usual” card. This time I’m trying a square card shape with a double Z fold in it. There is a high return on investment with this type of card. It looks very fancy, but isn’t as difficult to make as you would expect.

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Masking Technique Makes Pretty Paisley Patterns

Pretty Paisley Patterns

I am so excited for the Paisley and Posies Stamp Set because you can make your own paisley patterns. I like the coordinating papers, too, but when you make your own patterns you can choose your own custom colors and coordinate with any project you are working on all year round!

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