May 26, 2018

Tim Holtz Tropical Handmade Coffee Card

Hey y'all!  Greetings from South Carolina where the weather's warming and vacations are planning.  :)  I squeezed in one card for the Spring Summer Coffee Lover's Blog hop this round.  I would love to do more, but we have lots of fun stuff planned for the weekend...  I hope you do too!

I'm one of those people who will drink hot coffee when it's 100 degrees.  LOL!  I decided to use a dotty mug as a vase for the Tim Holtz Tropical flower dies.  The little pine sprig is from the Festive Greens set and the cup is the Tea Time Bigz die.  I die cut all of my foliage and then sponged it with Distress Inks for a vibrant, but shaded effect.

I used the scalloped border die from the Stitched Ovals set to compliment the Authentique Utopia paper background and cup.  I finished with a Tutti Designs Hello die and a Chit Chat sticker, inspired by the song Hello Sunshine Hello Sky for the current SSS Monday challenge.  I've linked the song, it's so fun!  Certainly the feel I was going for with this card.  Happy hopping and hugs!  Autumn

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May 25, 2018

Simple Stamped Wendy Vecchi Floral Notecards

Remember that Zella Teal Birthday Organizer I posted HERE?  Well, I was in need for some "mailable" birthday cards.  To me mailable can be synonymous with FLAT (boring maybe???) but necessary.  Well I pulled out some of the backgrounds I made at the lake with Sara Emily.  These are Distress Oxide and Distress Ink backgrounds all embossed in Sara Emily's Tim Holtz embossing folders.

I went over the corners with my Versamark pad and added Stampendous Frantage in chunky gold to add some shimmer.

I dug through and found some coordinating solid panels I had made and cut them with Tim's new Stacked Baroque die.  Next I sponged the stencil coordinate of the Wendy Vecchi Chrysanthemum stamp in similar colors onto cream card.  I thought it would be nice to stamp over the stencil work so the image would be offset and have some white space here and there.  I embossed it in gold then fussy cut.

I hope the texture accounts for the lack of embellishments and somehow these will bring a smile to my friends and family's faces.  :)  They were fun to make, nevertheless!

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May 23, 2018

Tim Holtz Tea Party Invitation Cards and GIVEAWAY WINNER!

I have the honor of hostessing our latest challenge at Frilly and Funkie, Layers of Lace.  Lace, oh so lovely lace!  Whether you add delicate layers of fine lace, or tattered and torn crocheted lace, we'd love to see you add dimension and depth to your vintage or shabby chic project with lace.  Perhaps you have a favorite lace stamp or will choose to lace something up, we'd love to see your creations inspired by this topic.

These cards were made for four of my besties with a very special event in mind.  :)

I layered strips of Venise lace from TFJB with some vintage edged bias tape and some beautiful crocheted lace that actually came off of shirt sleeves from a shirt I can no longer wear.  LOL!  It was too pretty not to upcycle.  I made an inky background with my inks and stamped Tim's script onto it for the tag.

Tea was embossed on Tim's new Baroque die.  I inked it with Chipped Sapphire and also stamped my teacups with the same.  The pattern is from the fabulous Dots and Floral stamp set.  I sponged a little Antique Linen to define the cup.

My background is kraft with strips of tissue tape and splattered gesso.  I used my sewing machine for once!  :)  The grosgrain is also vintage from my stash.  I added a Seth Apter Coffee Ring die, a sentiment sticker, and used Tim's Tiny Attacher to staple on a little scrap of dyed seam binding that Linda uses to package her laces.  I sponged with some white gesso to tone down my scrunched up doily and the bundled trim.  I had SO much fun making my pile-o-cards.  I hope you like them and are inspired to dig through your trims and play along in our current challenge.  Hugs, Autumn

Last, but certainly not least, the announcement of my giveaway winner.  If you missed my last project for Frilly and Funkie, make sure to visit HERE.  The winner of the Tim Holtz Sea Life stamp set is...

Alison Hall of Craftytrog's Arty Adventures!!!

My 3 year blogaversary is coming up in a little less than two weeks, so make sure to follow along for details on my next giveaway!  :)  And Alison, please email me at with your address.  :)

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May 19, 2018

With One Stamp - Tim Holtz Merchant Numbers

Hey hey!  Happy Saturday!  I'm sharing these simple cards featuring the new Tim Holtz Merchant numbers stamp set on the Frilly and Funkie blog today.  I'm absolutely in love with this staple stamp set, featuring four different size numbers on a printed cling foam.  I cannot wait to use them in my mixed media creations, but they can be used for so many of your mailable seasonal cards too.  Hop on over for the details.

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