Aug 22, 2018

Sitting Pretty: Create an Easy and Elegant Autumn Card with the Embossing Mat

I am so in love with today's card!  Sometimes when I sit down I have absolutely NO idea what I am going to make. Like NOTHING in my head.  AT ALL.
That was the case the case with this.  To say I have a few projects going at the moment is an understatement.....  It was Tuesday and on my Demonstrator Team page we do a Virtual Swap.  When you are the one leading the swap - it is really hard to skip out on it, so I feel like I must participate.  The theme this week was Autumn/Halloween.  Over on Facebook - my Facebook Product of the Week (which I am already tired of typing and it is WEEK 2, lol - so it is becoming known as FB*POW - get it?!) had been switched from my original plan to this set.  In order to converge the needs - I combined 2 into one.  I knew it should work - because who does not like to sit on a bench in the fall, amiright?!

You all ask how I design - all the time - so stick with my thought process here, lol....  The set has no leaves...  But all of us have paper and Stampin' Up! LOVES to give us leaves!  Pulling out Nature's Poem - there we go!  

The leaves overpower the bench, so add vellum over the top - the paper chooses the colors for me - the rest is fiddling with bits and bobs til it all comes together!  

Easy Peasy!  The Embossing and Die Cuts from the Big shot do a lot of the magic - the video of making the card with all of the talking is less than 15 minutes - so see for yourself!

The Embossing Mat is such fun to work with.  If you have the Big Shot and don't yet have the mat - get it!

The card is great too because if you use another of the sayings (or one from another set) - it can be a Birthday, Sympathy, Thank You - it can with less ribbon (twine maybe?) even be more masculine.

As I mentioned - it is my Facebook Product of the Week - so make sure to stop by there this week. There will be more samples, some prize patrols  and Thursday around 11 am EST I will have some great things to show off on a Facebook Live.  

I trust they will be great.  As I type this I have NOT a CLUE what I am doing - but my creative mojo has been pretty good recently, so I feel ok with not knowing....tune it to see if it flops, lol.  

As always SHARE the LIVE (during or the replay) by the following MONDAY and go into a drawing for goodies!  

I know some of you don't 'do' Facebook - GOOD NEWS - you can also SHARE the YOUTUBES of the FB*POW (so this one) by adding it to Pinterest Board (click the share button on the video and Pinterest is an option!) OR hit the THUMBS UP button while watching the video and then just add a comment at the bottom of it. Those will enable you non-Facebookers to win things too!

Two more things - Hopefully be the end of the week I will have my "Staging Items" sale started - the requests are pouring in.  

I have them gathered...I am getting some stuff together to ship them in.  Then trying to figure out the cheapest and safest way to ship.  If you don't know what the heck I am talking about....nearly every day someone asks where I get all of the things I include in my photos such as the little Stamp tray above.  I have hoarded them  - I have a problem.  I am going to do a couple of quick online garage sales to get rid of them.  Watch MY FACEBOOK PAGE - CHERI'S CARDS.  Payment will be paypal only.  It is a random assortment of items - some mine, some my girlfriends.  I will just do a few at a time so I can handle the trips to the post office.

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Product List
Sitting Pretty Photopolymer Bundle
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin' Pad
Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Leaves Trinkets
Rich Razzleberry 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Velvet Ribbon
1/4" Copper Trim
Big Shot Embossing Mats
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
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