Beautiful Autumn Meets Merry Moose Card

Beautiful Autumn Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

Turning 13 is a pretty big deal!  Which is why I needed to make a pretty spectacular card for my oldest grandson who will be turning 13 soon.  My how time flys.  I remember when he was born like it was yesterday.  The Beautiful Autumn Bundle was just what I needed to form a gorgeous autumn wreath around the number "13".  I love that I can personalize my handmade cards in a flash with the Playful Alphabet dies!

Beautiful Autumn Stampin' Up!

Beautiful Autumn Meets Merry Moose Card Details

My Crumb Cake Card base was cut 11" x 4-1/4" and scored at 5-1/2".

The Real Red Card Stock was cut 3-3/4" x 5-1/2".  Yes, that's Real Red Cardstock stamped with the Buffalo Check stamp and Tuxedo Black Momento Ink to make the Buffalo Check!  Hint: I really like using my Stamparatus Stamp Positioning Tool when I stamp background stamps.  Because I can repeat my stamping as many times as I like without the stamp moving, I get a solid evenly stamped image.  See more ideas and a tutorial for stamping the Buffalo Check stamp here.

To make the wreath, I simply used my Beautiful Autumn stamps (Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake Card Stock) to stamp my leaves and acorns, then I punched them with my Autumn Punch Pack.

My stamped sentiments were stamped with the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamps.

Now for the important part of my card, I added the number 13 for Hunter's 13th Birthday Card by using the negative created with my Playful Alphabet Dies.  Tada!  Love these dies for personalizing my handmade cards!

Moose Punch Stampin' Up!

Take a closer look at the moose.  Did you notice the brushed look?  That's the new Brushed Metallic Cardstock.  Gorgeous!  The bow at the bottom of the wreath was fashioned with Braided Linen Trim.  It's so easy to separate for a frayed look.

Beautiful Autumn Stampin' Up!

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Save 10% When You Bundle

Note:  You can save 10% when you bundle both the Beautiful Autumn and the Merry Moose Bundles.  You also have the option of purchasing the Merry Moose or the Beautiful Autumns stamp sets separately.  Naturally, the Moose Punch and the Autumn Punch Pack can also be purchase separately.


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Card Supply List
Beautiful Autumn Bundle (item #155189)
Merry Moose Bundle (#153417)
Merry Moose Stamps (#150494)
Moose Punch (#150652)
Autumn Punch Pack (#152609)
Brushed Metallic Cardstock (#153524)
Beautiful Autumn Stamps (#153450)
Playful Alphabet Dies (#152706)
Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamps (#148619)
Buffalo Check Stamp (#147794)
Stamparatus (#146276) Note:  This is especially usual when stamping background stamps.
Crumb Cake Ink Pad (#147116)
Tuxedo Black Momento Ink Pad (#132708)
Crumb Cake Cardstock (#120953)
Real Red Card Stock (#102482)
Basic Black Cardstock (#121045)
Braided Linen Trim (#147808)
Classic Label Punch (#141491)


Stamparatus Basics


Stamparatus Basics Video

Watch the video above for a Stamparatus 101 Course

Hello Friends,

I was recently asked some basic questions about using the Stamparatus stamp positioning tool from Stampin' Up!.  I remember all the questions that I had when the Stamparatus was first introduced, so I thought that you might like to see a video that addresses common questions about the Stamparatus.

Stamparatus Stampin' Up!

Common Stamparatus Questions Answered

What's included with the Stamparatus?  The platform, 2 plates, 2 magnets and a foam pad.

When do you use the foam pad?  Use the foam pad when stamping with Photopolymer stamps for added cushion.

How much does it cost?  $49.00

What are some of the benefits of using the Stamparatus stamp positioning tool?  Restamping a without lining up, stamping stacks of cards, technique stamping such as hinge stamping

How do you clean ink from the plates?  Most of the time wiping with water and shammy.  Occasionally, clean with soap and water then dry with cloth.  

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Sailing Home Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek

Sailing Home Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

I just love this time of year!  The flowers and the trees are bursting with color.  The birds are happily singing their bird songs.  Even the frogs have a happy, hello spring song.'s Sneak Peek time which means that I get to share some of my beautiful new playthings from my craft space.  Today, I'm sharing the handsome Sailing Home Bundle from Stampin' Up! which will be available starting June 4, 2019.

Sailing Home Stampin' Up!

Just look at the collection of stamps and dies offered in the Sailing Home Bundle.  The nautical stamps are all so beautifully detailed.  And the dies not only coordinate with the stamps, but there are also plenty of extra fun dies too like the sea plants, the long rope, a rope knot, a banner, arrows, and stitched sentiment shape.

Sailing Home Stampin' Up!

Sailing Home Card Tips and Tricks

I stamped the row of square knots using my Stamparatus and the hinge method.  It was super simple and it makes a fun border.

My anchor was cut from a Champagne Foil Sheet and tied it with the new Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Bakers Twine.

I cut my sea plants from two different colors-Mossy Meadow and Old Olive-for a little flair.

I stamped my lighthouse using Whisper White Craft Ink on Night of Navy Card Stock to brighten the background.


I love hearing from you.  What's your favorite stamp or die from the Sailing Home Bundle?




Have a fabulous day,



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