These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

In case you may have forgotten, the Fall Seasonal Expressions catalog products are retiring this week.  With the catalogs only lasting two months, you don’t much time to allow things to sit in your cart before they are no longer available. Today, I thought I would share with you a few of my favorites from this catalog that you might want to snag before they disappear.

Hawthorn Paper, Shapes, and Complements

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Close to My Heart did not disappoint this season. The Hawthorn collection had to be one of my preferred products to create with. Full of corrugated patterns, rustic fall designs, and vintage images – this collection is full of possibilities.   Can you believe that the scrapbook kit is ONLY $32.95I got myself two because I fell for the pre-printed pages and die cuts. I may not create them as shown, but I have a bunch of layouts planned.


Every Little Thing Vellum Die Cuts

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The website image does not do this set justice. If you search my blog, you will find that I used these vellum die cuts on just about any project I could. Left as is, they create a simple statement. Add a bit of color, and your project pops. These 10″ sheets of vellum can be shaded with markers, inks, and watercolor pencils.


Fall Stamp Sets with Matching Thin Cuts

We had quite a few stamp sets that came with matching Thin Cut dies, and, this season, I could not get enough of the Perk-Up, Autumn Blessings, and Sunflower Sympathy sets.  I am a sucker for anything that involves coffee, which meant that many fall cards included one of those cute cups or coffee rings. ☕


Mix-In Paper Packet

MissCarriesCreations-FallMixinFor those of us who ADORE paper, the seasonal Mix-Ins are a great way to add to the stash. I truly enjoyed the charcoal plaid, roughed up designs, and beautiful fall patterns. These papers are intended to match many of our collections, allowing you to easily add them to any project without overwhelming the design.


Layered Leaves Thin Cuts Dies

I know, I know…I think I have mentioned these so many times, but they ARE MY MOST USED ITEM. I am in the process of creating a new video showing how I used the Layered Leaves Thin Cuts on TWO Christmas projects. Make sure you are subscribed to YouTube Channel so that you are notified when they are uploaded.


Many of the items may have sold out before this posted. I am hoping that you were able to get yourself a few of “my favorite things” before they were gone. If you didn’t, make sure that you grab some of the holiday items soon. Like I said, with only two months to purchase, you have to snag them quick.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Back to Basics Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the Back to the Basics! Technique Blog Hop where we will be showing you a variety of basic techniques that highlight a few of our new Seasonal Expressions products!69296818_10156645912002934_8306240367032795136_o  If you have come here from Haley Dyer’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of ideas.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melissa’s Blog.

My goal this year has been to show you how to use your “stuff”, and today’s blog hop gives me the perfect opportunity to share some Basic Heat Embossing Techniques with you.  How many embossing powders do you have sitting in your craft space? Can you remember the last time you used them? Today, I plan to inspire you to pull out those bottles as I share four basic heat embossing techniques I used on my Grateful Sunflower card. misscarriescreations-gratefulsunflowercard.jpg

At the very bottom of the post, you will find a list of the supplies I used as well as a video I created for my VIP group showing various ways to use embossing powders.

Simple Embossed Sentiments

This is how most of us use our embossing powders.  After stamping the sentiment using a VersaMark™ Ink, I sprinkled White Embossing powder over the image, then used a Heat Tool to set the powder.


Combining VersaMark with An Exclusive Ink

There are times we want to create an embossed look using a specific color. On my project, I wanted to center image to be embossed in Saffron. Using my stamp platform, I first stamped the image in VersaMark™ Ink, then stamped the image again with Saffron Exclusive Ink, sprinkled it with Clear Embossing Powder, and heat the image.

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Combining Multiple Embossing Powders

The center of the sunflower has a slight shimmer, which was achieved by mixing Clear Embossing Powder with a small amount of Copper Tinsel. You don’t need much and you need to plan on throwing the mixture away when you are finished.  This time, I stamped with a Pigment Ink to get the color I wanted for the center of the sunflower. MissCarriesCreations-HeatEmbossing-MixedPowder


Embossing Pens Add Detail

Our new Embossing Pens are a great way to add little bits of embossed elements. After stamping and shading my leaves, I used the Embossing Pen to accent the veins.

 

Here is another photo of the card showing all the details I was able to create with each of the Heat Embossing Techniques. These are just a few of the ways you can use your stash of embossing powders.MissCarriesCreations-GratefulSunflowerCard-Detail.jpg

Want to learn a more? Check out the video I created for my VIP Facebook Group showing some more way you can use each of our Embossing Products. If you are not on Facebook, you can view a shortened version here.

Now ‘Hop” on over to Darlys Recker’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas.  I hope today’s post has encouraged you to start using your embossing powders to create something new.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Sunflower Sympathy Stamp + Thin Cuts
Sunflower Sympathy + Thin Cuts

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Hawthorn Paper Packet

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12 x 12 Black Cardstock

White Daisy Cardstock
12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

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Saffron Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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VersaMark Ink Pad

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White Embossing Powder

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All Purpose Mat

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Espresso Exclusive Inks Pigment Pad

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Clear Embossing Powder

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Embossing Ink Pens

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Heat Tool

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Anti-static Pouch

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Copper Tinsel Embossing Powder

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Gold Brown TriBlend Marker

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White Burlap Ribbon

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Anti-static Pouch

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Rose Gold Loose Sequins

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Dull Green TriBlend Marker

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Foam Tape

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Every Little Thing Complements

 

Creating with Fall Colors for the Color Dare Blog

Many of you are starting to see the seasons change where you live and some of you are experiencing some glorious autumn colors. Our fall season has been a little slow coming this year, but that didn’t stop me from being inspired by this week’s Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge70304577_10214887455481910_8344393459171328000_n.jpg

Can you imagine being able to see such a sight out your window? As I peered upon this week’s inspiration photo, I was drawn towards the deep reds, yellows, and greens and chose to use them to create this week’s Sunflower Thank You card. MissCarriesCreations-SunflowerThankYouCard.jpg

I started with a background I created using a stencil cut from the Share the Seasons Thin Cut.  I used this same stencil on my Fall Coffee Card to create an inked background.  Today, I am using the it to create a rustic, muted, background with Texture Paste.

Just a quick reminder: You only have a few more days
to save 30% on the Share the Seasons Bundle. 

After spraying the background with ink, I layered it atop Sangria Cardstock.  This new Sangria color is a beautiful fall shade. I have just started creating with it, and am already liking how well it goes with many of the colors in our collection.  I chose to also use Sangria to create my Sunflower image and stamp my sentiment.  The center of the flower was created with Saffron Ink that was heat embossed with VersaMark, Clear Embossing Powder, and a sprinkle of Copper Tinsel.

After assembling the card, I decided to add a few embellishments.  A decorative knot was created with Sangria Ribbon and some red dots were made by adding color to our White Dots with a Red Marker.

This card reminds me off all things I love about fall – simple, rustic, and full of color.  I hope it has inspired you to create something new and join us for this week’s Color My Heart Dare Color Challenge.  Don’t forge to link up your creation before October 10th.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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