The title of this post is also the name of the Hostess Set in the Holiday Mini Catalog. It features five stamps related to fall and winter and their holidays, four of which go perfectly with five of Stampin' Up!'s punches. For today's card I used the one related to fall because there is a challenge at the online group called Stampin' Up! Late Night Stampers.
This is a "gatefold" card and I've used a technique for it that I've not used for awhile – making my own shapes for embossing with the Sizzix Big Shot. I've been making lots of cards this week using fall colors, and this seems to be my favorite combination of the moment: Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie and Peach Parfait. I colored in the wreath with those colors and punched some leaves for the corners with the Bird Builder Punch using four of the colors of card stock.
Punching the wreath takes a bit of practice, but I've written up some instructions for making that 1" Circle Punch centered in the wreath. The instructions also include instructions for embossing card stock with punched shapes, not just with the texturz plates and embossing folders provided by Sizzix! No, the instructions are not here. But they are yours FREE if you subscribe to my newsletter. There will be a new newsletter for my subscribers on October 3rd, featuring a great new offer by Stampin' Up! as well as an offer from me personally for those of you who place an order with me while I'm off on vacation – now through October 15th! So don't miss out. Getting my newsletter and the FREE tutorial doesn't cost a penny (well, if it did it wouldn't be free, would it!)
And let me tell you a bit about the Late Night Stampers Group. This is a group that's FOR EVERYONE who uses Stampin' Up! products – NOT just for demonstrators. We have a Design Team and some group leaders who do a fantastic job making everyone welcome and providing hints for all kinds of Stampin' Up! products. No matter whose customer you are, you're welcome there and no one's going to try to get you to buy Stampin' Up! products from them. If you haven't tried them out, please do! It would be fun having you there!
No sketch today either – it's in that FREE TUTORIAL that you'll get with my newsletter on October 1st! I hope you have fun with it when you get it!