Who loves Autumn and the latter part of the year? I know I do. The colours, the cosy nights, the lead up to Christmas. The Gilded Autumn suite is a great hit of everything that’s gorgeous about that period. With gorgeous copper ribbon, brushed metallics and leafy patterns, the suite screams Autumn before you even read the title of it.
Yesterday, on my Facebook Live, I showed this gorgeous bag. Ideal for thank you gifts, table favours or perhaps treat bags full of goodies. The ribbon keeps the bag closed by wrapping back on itself – no punch holes required. Which means you don’t have to tie / untie it repeatedly either – score!
The bag is a good size too, 6 inches in height by 31/2 wide by 2 inches deep. Plenty of space to fit lots inside. The paper I used on the sample in the photo above is Mint Macaron, with the one in my video made using a Cajun Craze pattern. Both are stunning designs, which is why I chose to showcase them in the way I have.
The fussy cut stitched leaf acts as a tag on the bag, whilst acting as decoration, it doesn’t take away from the gorgeous paper being used. The Stitched Leaves dies are utterly gorgeous and you’ll see them make more appearances on my blog!
Tone on tone was introduced to me in my early days as a demonstrator by my lovely upline, Pootles. It is the amazing technique where you stamp onto cardstock with the same colour ink as the card. My example shows the GORGEOUS Highland Heather, teamed with the Falling Flowers stamp set.
I don’t know why, but I always reach for the floral stamp sets when doing tone on tone cards. But I’m sure you’ll agree that the Falling Flowers set suits this perfectly. You can’t go wrong with flowers stamped in random patterns.
One amazing benefit of ordering from Stampin’ Up! is the rewards you receive, today showcases one of the absolutely gorgeous hostess stamp sets, available once your order or party hits a total of £150 or more. Very Vintage is a set of gorgeous stamps which instantly caught my eye and I just had to get my hands on it.
Very Vintage offers a beautiful set of stamps, so much so, I created my own background using a ‘stamping off’ technique to get a faded image. Now with any vintage style project, I like to add a pop of colour and for this one, I chose Balmy Blue – one of our new colours as part of the Annual Catalogue refresh.
The bee stamp is somewhat symbolic to my work colleagues and I, as we are based in Manchester so knew many affected by the Ariana Grande MEN Arena bombing. The bee symbolises the unity in which Manchester came together during the aftermath and only felt right to be used on this card.
Coupled with the ‘Stitched All Around’ bundle and you have an amazing card, for that special someone on their birthday.