Open House Jack of All Trades

I survived Open Houses this weekend. But, just barely! Ha! I will recover ;)

The creation process starts with ideas in my head. Especially this time when I was out of town the week before and didn't have time to play. This time of year I like to show something for Halloween, Fall or Thanksgiving and Christmas. Since it's already the middle of October though I wasn't sure if I wanted to do Halloween. But I've really been liking the Jack of All Trades set. Hmmm. This is what I came up with first using a saying from the Grateful Greetings set to be a nice Fall or Thanksgiving card.

Then I was looking at various sayings in the catalog and noticed a super fun one in Smarty Pants, so I did this one.

Isn't that fun?? My guests had the choice, faces or not and either saying or a Happy Halloween saying from Delightful Dozen.

The card base is Tangerine Tango. Background is Early Espresso that was textured with the Square Lattice embossing folder. The Top Note was cut from Naturals Ivory. On that we first stamped the tall pumpkin in Tangerine Tango just left of center. We masked that pumpkin and stamped the short pumpkin beside it. Next we added the stem with Early Espresso, and faces if desired. The saying was stamped on another piece of Naturals Ivory and punched with the Scallop Oval punch. That was layered onto a larger Scallop Oval cut with the Movers & Shapers die. We stamped the curly image from the set in Crumb Cake near the stem on each pumpkin and under the pumpkins as well. Under the pumpkins I did some full strength and some off once for a lighter effect. We sponged Crumb Cake ink on the Top Note and saying and added Gold Brads at the points. The saying was added with Stampin' Dimensionals top right.

One other tip: when attaching either textured layers, like the Early Espresso here, or attaching to textured layers, like the Top note here, I like to use Mini Glue Dots. Normally I use Snail adhesive for everything, but the Glue Dots seem to work much better when there is texture involved!!

Thanks for stopping by today!! Stay tuned-3 more projects coming up this week!!

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SU! Catalog Items used: 122620 Jack of All Trades * 116511 Grateful Greetings * 122650 Delightful Dozen * 115070 Smarty Pants * 111349 Tangerine Tango Card Stock * 119686 Early Espresso Card Stock * 101849 Naturals Ivory Card Stock * 119670 Early Espresso Classic Ink * 121030 Crumb Cake Classic Ink * 111834 Tangerine Tango Classic Ink * 104337 Gold Brads * 101610 Stamping Sponges * 104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals * 103683 Mini Glue Dots * 116631 Paper Piercing Tool * 105826 Mat Pack * 119856 Scallop Oval Punch * 113439 Big Shot * 119976 Square Lattice Embossing Folder * 115953 Punch Windows Movers & Shapers

1 comment:

Patrice H said...

What fun cards! I bet your guests had a blast. I like the faces (Smile)