Crazy Corn

Stampin up crazy corn

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World Card Making Day Challenges abound on Splitcoast Stampers and I selected a number of WCMD ideas to get my wheels turning for today's card.  My color and design inspiration were from Tiffany, a member of my Stampin' Pretty demo group and host of yesterday's World Card Making Day Inspiration Challenge WCMDIC08.  Have some fun and join Tiffany's Challenge!

The Cool Tool for this project is awarded to Stampin' Up's 1 3/8" Square Punch.  It made quick work out of my "crazy corn" background."  An ambrosia of Really Rust, Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard and Basic Black card stock took trips through my Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Tiny Mosaic Embossing Folder. 

TIP:  The squares fit perfectly across this 5.5" wide card.  It's almost like they lock into place–so easy.  However, when starting from the top, there's a sliver of the card base (Elegant Eggplant Textured) left exposed from top to bottom (originally 4.25) so I just sliced it off when I was done.  Voil?!  Here's my previous card called Retro Quilt, using the same type of "quilted" background.

The sentiment was inked in Elegant Eggplant and stamped on Very Vanilla card stock.  I snipped the corners with a Key Tag Punch and layered on Elegant Eggplant and Really Rust card stock.  TIP:  A couple More Mustard Brads add a zippy color contrast in the corners. 

The sentiment panel leaf is a Fall Flair (Hostess Level 2) stamp, Basic Black ink on Elegant Eggplant.  I shaped it with Paper Snips and adhered it with Stampin' Dimensionals to a Scallop Circle of More Mustard Textured card stock. 

The horizontal panel begins with Really Rust Textured card stock. More Mustard and Elegant Eggplant 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon hop on top.  OK, so the "Crazy Corn" background is a tad abstract . . . but this card still says "Fall"  to me.  Happy Fall 🙂


Stamp Sets:  Full of Life, Fall Flair (Hostess Level 2)

Paper:  Really Rust Textured and Smooth, Elegant Eggplant Textured and Smooth, More Mustard Textured and Smooth, Basic Black, Very Vanilla

Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black

Cool Tools:  1 3/8" Square Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Big Shot, Cuttlebug  Tiny Mosaic Embossing Folder

The Perfect Touch:  Elegant Eggplant 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, More Mustard Brads (Earth Elements Collection), Stampin' Dimensionals.

SCS Inspiration:  Ways to Use WT186, WCMD Challenges:  Limited Supplies, Featured Stamper, Ways to Use, Inspiration

Full of life 

Fall flair


  1. Fabulous card! Love the color blocking a lot! Very inspirational! Thank you for sharing!

  2. I love this stamp set but I’ve struggled to use it so far. I managed to get one card done with it last weekend (posted it on my blog), but I hope I can get more out of it. Love how you used the single leaf on your card.
    Hopefully, you’ll post some more projects done with this set in the future. *wink*


  3. OMGosh, Mary, I love this one!!! The colors, cuttlebugged panels, the layout…fabulous!!! Mind if I CASE???
    Blessings, Maria

  4. Great background on this Mary – I love this card!!! Thank you for participating in the challenge and mentioning me on your blog!

    Have a great day!

  5. WOW! Mary this is fabulous. That is a very cool idea using that punch. I love the colors, so great together and the embossed design is just fabulous too! Wonderful card. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I love the background. I love the quilt pattern.

  7. WOW!!!!I’m so ready for our leaves to change, soon I hope. Love it as always.

  8. Colleen Kramer

    Very, very pretty! My 4yr old has been on a roll about “Harvest Time” (credit preschool). She’s been spying all the big tractors harvesting crops, especially the really tall grass (corn :). I can’t help but look at your card and see the same gorgeous colors, textures, and layers in the countryside around me. (Again, I love the placement of the scalloped circle/leaf accent).

  9. your use of the 1 3/8 inch square punch (COOL tool) is impressive!! i am very left brained and never even considered that. and i love your use of textured c/s … not just on this card but on many of your previous creations. i am in the process of building my textured collection and then … actually USING it :O
    hugs, jo ann.

  10. I loved the retro quilt and I love this one too. I just bought the tiny mosaic embossing folder last week!!

  11. Wow, that is a gorgeous card!! I love Really Rust and Elegant Eggplant together, and the Mustard and Black compliment them very well. Lovely!!

  12. Wow – beautiful card, Mary! I just love the colors you used. They scream fall – the purple is the crowning touch, IMO. Just gorgeous!!! And I agree with the PP who said your photography skills are awesome as your cards really do pop on the computer screen. Almost as good as getting a card in person since the colors are so vivid and you can see the texture and anticipate what it feels like.

  13. Susan Lankford

    Mary…I just had to say that your photography is awesome…really shows off the beauty of the cards you make! If I wasn’t a hobby demo already, I would jump to sign up under you…your site shows how much you care and the quality of how you do what you do!

  14. Girl…this is a great card. I love the colors. And the texture is so appealing. Makes me wish I had a big shot/cuttlebug even more.:(
    Great job. And that so touching. Way to go!!!:) 🙂

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