How to Create an Ombre Look with Silver & Gold Designer Series Paper

The Silver & Gold DSP pack is one of the free items in the Salabration catalog (page 10). It is a hidden gem because you can do so much with it! In today's episode of Farm Fresh cards I showed how to use blending  brushes on it to create your own "ombre" effect.  It's sooo pretty!

Here's the card I made today:

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Isn't that pretty?  The Silver & Gold DSP is on the envelope flat and also the top layer behind the butterflies.  The colors on the piece on this card are Polished Pink, Granny Apple Green and Coastal Cabana.  The gems on the butterflies are from the Fine Sparkle Adhesive Backed Gems in the July-Dec. Mini Catalog and they go so nicely with this card. I also used the Sending Smiles Bundle and the Brilliant Wings Dies from the Annual Catalog.

Below this card is pictured with a card I did using the gold DSP:

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Measurments for this card:

4 1/4 x 11" Card stock for base scored at 5 1/2"

Basic Black Layer - 3 1/4 x 5 1/2"

Gold and Silver DSP - 3 x 5 1/2"

Basic White for inside sentiment piece: 5 1/4 x 4"

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All-Occasion Cards with Perched in a Tree Bundle

Did you know the dies from the Perched in a Tree Bundle are a new FREE Salabration item? I just love this set - The Aspen Tree Dies remind me of the woods and forests where I live. The dies are FREE with an order of $100.00 until August 31st. The link for the Free PDF for my cards is at the end of this post. If you shop with me and place an order of $35.00 or more using host code TUYF6GF7 at checkout I will send you a kit for each of these cards.  Everything will be pre-cut for you to put them together.  You will need stamps and ink. Orders must  be placed by Friday, August 12, 2022 at midnight. If you need help, email me at

This set is so versatile for making cards for all occasions - even Christmas! One of the sentiments in the set is "Let Heaven and Nature Sing" which is one of the phrases from the Christmas Carol "Joy to the World." But, let's move onto using it for something else - a thank you, a note of encouragement, or "Happy Birthday."

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The card (above) is a large fun fold card. I used the forest die shape on the front of the card and the lovely Pretty Prints DSP behind it. Again, you will find measurements and supplies in the free PDF.

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For the fun fold card above, I used one of the Pretty Prints DSP in Evening Evergreen. As you can see, I did not use the whole die cut forest image, just the middle section of it.

And then the lovely pink card below also has just a portion of the die cut trees. The DSP is from Texture Chic and I love the flecks of gold in it. I've added gold leaves using Distressed Gold DSP and then also embossed the bird with gold embossing powder.

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Which card is your favorite?

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Stair Stepper Card With Trees for Sale Stamp Set and Dies

This stamp set and dies takes me back to a Christmas memory of my childhood.  At Christmas the Boy Scout's tree lot was just down the road - rows of trees to choose from surrounded by strings of yellow bulbs that lit up the dark winter sky. As kids we were so excited to go "help" pick out a Christmas tree! Dad would load it onto the top of our car (or in the trunk), tie it down and away we went. Good times and fun memories!

I tried to re-create a bit of that memory in this Stair Stepper Card. Some of the trees are die cut and some are stamped and then embossed with White Embossing powder to create the snow.

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The little trailer looks inviting with the warm yellow in the windows and the sweet wreath on the door.

Here's a side view of the card:

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As you can see there are three "hills" to decorate. On the large back panel I stamped the trees in Shaded Spruce and then stamped the snow in Versamark Ink and added White Embossing Powder. The dog is die cut with Soft Suede card stock.

The middle portion has two die cut trees with the die cut snow layer, and l poles holding the lights.  I added an Iridescent Rhinestone to each bulb to make it look like it was lit. The "Trees for Sale" sign is leaning against two of the die cut trees.

The little camper in the front is all aglow for the holiday.

On the back I stamped the dog and the cut paw prints.  I think they are adorable!

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August Sweet Notes Card Club featuring Hello Harvest Bundle

It's still Summer, but Fall is right around the corner, so it's not too soon to start making Fall cards!  The Rustic Harvest Suite has everything in it to create gorgeous Fall greetings with the Hello Harvest Bundle.

Below are some snippets from the Rustic Harvest Suite and Hello Harvest Bundle. This Suite is just gorgeous!

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Are you interested in this kit? Here are the details:

Sweet Notes Card Club is a monthly subscription card club. The cost of the club kit is $42.00 per month, which includes the supplies to make these beautiful cards!

Included are:

*Supplies for 8 beautiful cards (4 different designs including envelopes and inside sentiment pieces). Everything is pre-cut for you except for the designer series paper you receive. 

In your kit will be:

*$24.00 of product (I have increased this from $20.00)

*Priority Shipping

*PDF tutorial and video tutorial

This month's $24.00 of product that comes in the kit will be:

  1. 1/2 half pack of 12 x 12 Rustic Harvest Designer Series Paper ($6.00 value)
  2. One package of the Leaf Label & Amber Gem Combo Pack (so pretty!) ($8.00 value)
  3. One spool of Gold 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon ($8.00 value)

(If availability is a problem another product will be substituted.)

If you stay in for 6 consecutive months you get to pick any stamp set from current catalogs for FREE! This is my thank you to you for your participation.

Here are the class options:

Option #1 - I want it all -  Hello Harvest Bundle (Stamp set and Rustic Pumpkin Dies) - $49.50 plus $42.00 for the kit = $91.50 (I pay the tax and shipping on the bundle).

 Option #2 - I want just the stamp set ($23.00) and the kit ($42.00) = $65.00 (I pay tax and shipping on the stamp set)

Option #3 - Just the kit please - $42.00

Option #4 - I would like the tutorial only - $15.00 (FREE to my team members)

Registration is open until August 10th, 2022.  Kits will be mailed out on or around August 22nd.

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Gift Card Holder With Kindest Gnomes Bundles

It's so easy to make a cute gift card holder with the Kindest Gnomes Bundle.  It's part of the Storybook Gnomes Suite in the July-December Mini Catalog. Included in the Suite (page 42) is beautiful designer series paper, gems, dies, and Snowfall Accents Puff Paint. The dies can be used on some of the designer series paper, like the mushroom houses and some of the gnomes.  So much fun in one suite!

Here are the gift cards:

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Aren't they adorable? Just so darn cute!

I die cut the end with one of the Basic Border Dies, but you don't need to.  You could cut it just a little shorter with the trimmer so the DSP shows. 

And here's the inside:

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I used the Decorative Circle Punch to punch out the spot in the center to grab out the gift card.

Measurements for this card:

5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Night of Navy Card Base

8 1/2" x 4 1/4" Balmy Blue (for small card) scored at 2 1/2 and 5 1/2"

DSP - 4 1/4" x 1" (2); and 4 1/4"  x 1 1/4"

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