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Gather Together this Fall- but Social Distance?

This fall and winter will definitely be challenging if we still need to social distance. How will you and your friends and family “Gather Together”? Will it be online? Will it be in person with everyone standing 6 feet apart and wearing a mask? These are uncertain times for sure. But what is certain is the importance of staying in touch with others. Making and sending handmade cards is a very personal way of staying in touch with your loved ones.

The Gather Together stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! August-December 2020 Mini Catalog has a lot to make some great fall cards.

This wonderful fall card is very quick and straight forward.

Measurements: Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS): 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch card base with a score line at 4 1/4 inches, and 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Cajun Craze CS: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches; Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP): 2 x 5 1/4 inches; and Terracotta Tile CS: 3 x 3 1/2 inches.

Ink and supplies: Stampin’ Up! Cajun Craze and early Espresso ink, and Memento Black ink. Copper 1/8 inch Metallic Ribbon from the Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack; and Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Stamp the large leaf onto the Terracotta Tile CS in Cajun Craze ink. Note: Remember to use the Stampin’ Pierce Mat or a catalog under the CS so you will get the best image with the Photopolymer Stamp. I cover my Pierce Mat with paper so the paper will absorb any stray ink.

You could use the Paper Snips to fussy cut the leaf or if you have a cutting machine use the Gathered Leaves Dies to cut the leaf out.

Adhere the 2 x 5 1/4 inch Gilded Autumn DSP to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Very Vanilla CS. Note: I like to use the Tombow Liquid Glue because it gives me a second to straighten out the piece before it sticks.

Stamp the sentiment “Season of Thanks” onto the upper portion of the Very Vanilla CS in Early Espresso ink. This ink takes a little longer to dry than some of the other colors so take care not to smear it. I have smeared it many a time!

Cut two 6 1/2 inch pieces of the Copper 1/8 inch Metallic Ribbon. Adhere the ribbon to the card by applying a Mini Glue Dot to each end. I also put a couple of glue dots under the middle portion of the ribbon to hold it in place.

Adhere the Terracotta Tile leaf and a Copper Metallic Ribbon bow to the card front. Adhere the card front to the 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inch Cajun Craze CS, then adhere the whole piece to the front of the Very Vanilla card base. Tip: Be sure to fold the Very Vanilla card base at the 4 1/4 inch score line by using a Bone Folder. This way you get a nice crisp fold.

The card is currently a very nice card. However, you know me-I want some Bling! The Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels are perfect for this.

To easily transfer the rhinestones from the sheet to the card, use the Take Your Pick tool or a toothpick. Tip: Use an odd number of rhinestones arranged in triangles to achieve a pleasing look.

Viola! You have a wonderful fall card to help you stay in touch with your friends and family this year!

Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope this fall and holiday season is memorable for you.

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Have a Happy Crafty Day!

Theresa

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Hello, my name is Theresa. I have 4 children and a wonderful husband of 27 years. I am a retired Family Physician who loves creating and crafting, so much so that I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I have been a demonstrator for almost 4 years. Not only do I get to craft, I get to travel and meet new friends from all over the world. Crafting gives me something positive to do and share with others. I love having people over to stamp cards with me. My blog is geared toward the beginner stamper. I want to help others get started stamping in their own home. Come join me!

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