“Fall” into Friday’s color challenge

Any Fall themed card was today’s challenge!


warmest wishes

I was going through my stamp sets and saw this little circle stamp in the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and thought, WOW!  That would be so cute to stamp in fall colors and it fits the 1″ or 1 1/4″ circle punch.  So I used the 1 1/4″ circle punch and centered the circle in the center of the Very Vanillla CS, Punched 3 circles then placed the CS over the crumb cake and stamped the circle images in Wild Wasabi, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie.  Propped that layer with Dimensionals and added a strip of Pumpkin Pie.  Also I used a retired stamp set from  the Hostess rewards Warmest Wishes and stamped it on a piece of scrap of Crumb Cake with Early Espresso ink.

I made this card for my mom to use for her very dear friends that are snowbirds and leave for Florida every winter.  She will be sending this card to them for Thanksgiving.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card and thanks for stopping by!  Please visit Brandy’s Cards for more inspiration from our team of talented paper crafters!



It’s Fridays’ Color Challenge

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Basic Black, Soft Sky and Cherry Cobbler are our colors today!

This was a doozie for me.  I really had a rough time with these colors.  I have to be honest, I don’t think I am overly thrilled with this card and realized after it was put together I wanted to put a layer of Soft Sky under the white embossed layer.  Oh well, see no one is perfect and we all make mistakes and at the end of the day, Its really OK!  Next time if I make this design again I will remember.  Sometimes I only have a small window of time for creating and this day was one of them!  I was inspired by the “Hello” card in our catalog, I wanted to “CASE” it and twist it a little.  When I embossed it, I rubbed the soft sky ink on drier to soften it with a sponge.  I had  strip of DSP already cut for the Cherry Cobbler and realized it was in Real Red. LOL!   So by being in a rush I just threw in a strip of Cherry cobbler through the embossing folder again like the background and called it a day!   I probably should’ve walked away and left it for a couple hours but the card is cute and I think I can be critical of myself more then others.  I hope you like it!


Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!



A Fall “ish” Friday Color Challenge


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Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight are the colors for our color challenge

So last year for my sons class I used these cello bags to create the “broom” with pixie sticks inside.  It was a total hit and everyone loved them.  This year I wanted to create a little “Thank you!” I haven’t decided if this will be my “favor”  on our thanksgiving table or a treat before the holiday for the boys classroom.  I will say its a heck of a lot easier filling these bags with pixie sticks, rather then an individual piece of candy.  Maybe I will try and find chocolate twizzlers or something else.  I will be on a mission, please comment if you do have an idea for another candy choice, would love to hear from you!

Candy Corn, I cut strips of the DSP and glued them to the White CS then punched them out piercing a hole at the top to fit the twine through.  I stamped the Many Thanks stamp from the Harvest of Thanks stamp set and used the Apothecary framelits to cut out the Early Espresso CS and the stamped image.  I also used the 1/2″ circle punch on the top of the Early Espresso die cut to give it a little more strength to where I pulled the twine through.  Tied a bow, Simple and Cute!

I encourage you to visit brandyscards.com to see what our team members have created!  Thanks for stopping by my blog and enjoy your day!


Early Espresso Stamp pad (126974)  CS (119686)

Harvest of Thanks (w 131736, c 131739)

Polka Dot Parade DSP (126902)

Whisper White CS (100730)

Cello Bags 50 pcs. 1×8 (124134)

Petite Pennants Builder punch (122361)

1/2 ” circle Punch (119869)

Apothecary Accents (127003)

Bakers twine (white 124262 or early espresso 123124)

It’s Fridays Color Challenge!

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Good Morning!  Its Friday and another busy Soccer weekend for me!

Today our colors our So Saffron , Island Indigo and Pool Party.

This is my new obsession, Zoo Babies Stamp Set!  It is just so cute.  I just had prop that little bird on top of the rhino. I used Black Stazon to stamp the bird, then coloring the beak with Pool Party and Island Indigo pens, with coloring So Saffron.  A 2 1/2 slice of the Island Indigo gingham DSP.  The ribbon well, yes its from “Salebration”, and yes retired.  I’m sorry but I love this ribbon!  I wish they would come out with something similar, it ties so well! The top layer was mounted on pool party CS then So Saffron as the base for the card.  The sentiment layered on congratulations mounted on Pool Party with as always dimensionals!

I really love how this card came out, and I can’t wait to give it to our neighbor who just had a baby a couples of weeks ago!  Thanks for stopping by my blog today and the support you are giving me!  For NEW Followers and Viewers,  Welcome!!  Would love to hear your feedback!  Have a great weekend!

Product List:

Zoo Babies (w 130453, c 130456)

Gingham Garden DSP (129310)

Ink pads and pen colors: Island indigo, Pool Party, So Saffron, Black Stazon

Punches :

Word Window (119857)

Modern Label (119849)

Stamp On Monday

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Hello,  and a big Thank You to everyone for being patient for me to post something new and not part of our color challenge.  This sentiment stamp set is from our photo polymers, Another Thank You!  if you have not tried the photopolymers you are definitely missing out!  Soooo…..my favorite type of stamp.  They are so easy to see through,  (now you know it will be straight) and easier to cling to the clear block!  The new Halloween photopolymer is my next purchase.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and being so supportive!

Color Challenge Day!!!

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Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzazz

We seem to be catching up on the summer and spring we never had, weather wise. Here on the east coast, what another beautiful week!

All I have to say about this card is Simple!  3 flagged strips of left over CS, a quick stamp then piercing the edges with the piercing tool, on the sentiment.  A little vintage button to add a dimensional effect. Quick tip:  I always have white bakers twine on hand and if don’t have the color ribbon to match I dye it with the refill drops or the ink pad, I run it through using my bone folder and let the twine dry.

I love this sentiment because I catch myself saying something like this one all the time to myself,  no matter how crazy things in life can get!   “it’s all really good!”

To see more of our talented teams creations please visit Brandy’s cards.  Thanks for stopping by today, and have a great weekend!