Autumn in Pendant Park

Stampin up pendant park autumn meadows
Sympathy and get well cards can be a challenge to create.  I often worry they will be too bold, bright or feminine.  However, offering hope shouldn't be limited to neutrals and formal.  Click here for more sympathy and get well card samples.

I used Autumn Meadows Designer Paper (available Sept. 1 in the Holiday Mini Catalog) to create a soft but colorful card.  Autumn Meadows colors include Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, More Mustard, Taken with Teal and Very Vanilla.  Gorgeous colors to have handy as we head into fall.

STAMPIN' PRETTY TIPS:

  • Stampin up tres chic hope The Pendant Park stamp was first inked in Taken with Teal.  I used Sponge Daubers dipped in Chocolate Chip to apply a contrast around the edges, directly to the rubber before stamping.
  • Background stamps like Tr?s Chic are loaded with sentiments.  Crop one out and let it stand on it's own as I did with "hope."
  • Where to place your buttons?  I wiggle them around on top of my card until they say "mama"  (translation: they look good to me).  They are attached with Mini Glue Dots (103683). 
HAVE YOU NOTICED?  I have simplified the format for my project instructions and posts.  I'm going to focus on more photos, Stampin' Pretty Tips and less text.  My goal is to make the information more "reader-friendly" and to help me better manage my time (sound familiar)?  However, I invite you to leave me a comment at the end of the post if you have any questions or wish to leave me a comment.  I'll happily edit the comment with answers, as needed, so be sure to check back 🙂

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Stamp Set:  Pendant Park (115456), Tr?s Chic Background (109258)
Ink:  Taken with Teal (103257), Chocolate Chip (100908)
Paper:  Autumn Meadows Designer Series Paper (116769, available Sept. 1), Very Vanilla (101650), More Mustard (100946), Really Rust (100661)
Cool Tools:  Ticket Corner Punch (107214), Designer Label Punch (107590), Sponge Daubers (102892)
The Perfect Touch:  Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (109051), Latte Designer Buttons (114333), Hodgepodge Hardware Label Holder (112454, Styled Vanilla)

23 Comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Mary. I agree about using shorter posts. I’m a skimmer too until I run across something I have no clue about. Hugs to you…

  2. A Very Very Gorgeous Card. Love the color combinations

  3. A Very Very Gorgeous Card. Love the color combinations

  4. Linda Callahan

    Like the simpler format – card is gorgeous!

  5. I love your new streamlined text – I always skipped through to the tips anyway, so this will save me a little time. I loooove your blog:)

  6. Love this paper! I also like your streamlined approach and tips!

  7. I really like those new papers and am trying real hard to convince myself I don’t need them, as I already have a ton of papers and have preorder the other two paper packs from the mini.

    I love autumn colours, so we’ll see how long I manage to hold on before I cave…

    Lovely card, BTW – thanks for sharing!

    Cindy

  8. Mary, I had noticed your shortened text in the last few posts. I think it’s great. I’d been skimming the text lately just to pick out the “tips” – so now you’ve saved me that time. Perfect!

  9. Mary –

    I usually like clean cut not too busy cards, but you make a beautiful card here with just the right amount of color and accesories. I enjoyed your posts before but I like the simplified version too. I enjoy reading your blog every morning with my coffee … thanks!

    Veronica

  10. I am a fall color person so that card is perfect for my taste. I love your shortened version. Thanks for sharing your card.

  11. Love that DSP and buttons. Love your creations as always!

  12. Great tip about the background stamps!

    I think your post has just the perfect amt of info!

  13. Correct, the colors are becoming a “must have” for fall after seeing your work. I love your tips and thanks for sharing them!! Mary Jo

  14. You are rockin’ that DSP. So pretty!

    Love the sentiment – reminds me of my Mom.

  15. Very nice card and I will definitely be trying out that technique sometime!

  16. Loving your blog, I “stop by” each day. I like the simpler instructions. I usually rely on the photos and only get into the instructions if I see something I don’t recognize or can’t figure out.

    Very nice sympathy card.

  17. Beautiful. Very eye catching.

  18. there you go again: buttons – i wiggle them around until they cry mama? that is soooooo cute!! and the DP? goes to show you how much immagination i have … NOT!!! i did not like it at all until i saw your post and one by your niece. now it is on my list!! thanks for a real beauty!
    hugs, jo ann.

    Hi Jo Ann: I’m so glad you like my very scientific button idea 🙂 Hugs, M

  19. there you go again: buttons – i wiggle them around until they cry mama? that is soooooo cute!! and the DP? goes to show you how much immagination i have … NOT!!! i did not like it at all until i saw your post and one by your niece. now it is on my list!! thanks for a real beauty!
    hugs, jo ann.

    Hi Jo Ann: I’m so glad you like my very scientific button idea 🙂 Hugs, M

  20. colleen kramer

    Lovely! Gorgeous color and a pleasing layout. I think your streamlined directions are great.

  21. Great post, Mary. I appreciate your simplified approach as it also underscores the fact that a terrific looking card can truly be made simply. Well done, as usual.

  22. Beautiful Mary! Love those fall colors.

    Have a great day!

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