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Happy Turkey Day!

>> Friday, October 31, 2014

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well and all the little kiddos are getting ready to go trick or treating! Since tomorrow is November 1st, time to get all the Thanksgiving cards ready. We've already been showing y'all the new Thanksgiving images, so for my card today, I'm using one from last year. I think this is very cool turkey and I love giving him a colorful tail. From the wild turkeys we have coming through our yard all the time, I can attest that they are nowhere near this colorful. 

My background is distress inks smashed on a teflon craft sheet, spritzed with water, then I tapped a piece of water color paper all over it. I didn't really press it in, just lightly tapped it here & there, then let it dry. Then I'd do the same w/ another color of ink and so on until it I liked the way it looked. When it was completely dry (I used a heat gun because I'm too impatient to watch ink dry), I stamped the leaf image on top then edged it with a couple of brown Copics. I added a couple of cut out leaves & acorn on top. I had a dark brown scallop circle frame and a gold circle frame left over so I glued them together, cut them in half and inserted the opposite corners of my image inside. I just kind of liked the way they sort of imitate the ruffle of the turkey's tail. 

The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used on the turkey.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fun Halloween! And be sure to check out the DRS Thursday Challenge...this week the theme is Any Autumn Holiday! 
paper: white, water color (left over frames in chocolate & gold)
ink: Memento tuxedo black, rich cocoa, bamboo leaves, Distress Inks in crushed olive, tea dye, vintage photo, spiced marmalade, scattered straw
accessories: Spellbinders square, circle, scalloped circle & A2 matting basics B, Copic markers


Challenge #146 - Any Autumn Holiday!

>> Thursday, October 30, 2014

Welcome to the DRS Thursday Challenge!
First, the Winner from the Random Drawing....
Heather Mills

Congrats, you are the winner from our Thankful Challenge!  
 Please contact us at to claim your prize. 

For this week's challenge, it's multiple choice!
Any Autumn Holiday
 (you can make a Halloween, Thanksgiving or any use other fall holiday from around the globe)

To enter, show us your card  by linking it below and we'd love for you to leave us a comment.  The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday, November 5, at 6 pm ET. Challenge entries don't have to use DRS Designs stamps, but if you use them on your challenge card, you'll get an extra entry into the prize drawing. From all of the entries we receive, one lucky winner will be chosen to receive a $10 store voucher to DRS Designs!

Here are some wonderful Autumn Holiday cards from our talented DRS Design Team and we'd love for you to leave us a comment!



Jennifer E.


Not just for "Quilts"

>> Wednesday, October 29, 2014


If you're a daily visitor to our blog you know that our new Designer Quilt Square makes awesome quilt blocks in any color, so today I'd like to show you the opposite!

That's right - our quilt square is not just for making quilt squares as you can see by my background today!

And it was so simple too!  On a folded white card (using black dye ink) I stamped our new Designer Quilt Square as close to center as possible and at a diamond angle.  I turned the card on an angle and stamped the quilt square in rows across and down my card.  Using a dark gray marker, I colored in the white spaces between each quilt square.  Then it got really easy!  I stamped our Nothing Goes Right Greeting on white card stock and cut it out in the diamond shape.  The colored tabs were pierced through the corners and it was all layered on a gray to match my marker color. That's it!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Drop us a comment on how you would use our new Designer Quilt Square.  We'd love to hear your ideas!


With Sympathy

>> Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hi Everyone,
Since my camera isn't cooperating with me today, I cannot upload the new quilt card I made a couple of days ago...So, I'm sharing a sympathy card I made and sent out recently. Sadly there is always a need for these cards.   
In a hurry, I used my go to layout, and dry embossed the bottom portion of my white card stock.  After choosing an ink color, I stamped the Silhouette Background Trees once and then again before re inking the stamp.  I did that across the card and stamped the With Sympathy in black ink.
I decide to add some of the same green ink with a sponge to bring out the embossing on the bottom, and separated the top and bottom with a punched border and soft ribbon.  I finished it off with a few matching gems.
Thanks for dropping by, and my fingers are crossed that I can get my new card uploaded for my post next Tuesday!


A Good Friend

>> Monday, October 27, 2014

Today my card features our new Designer quilt square and the special sentiment that goes so well with it. There are endless possibilities with this new quilt square. To go with a fall theme I've colored my quilt with yellow, rust, orange and green.

After stamping the squares in Memento black ink and coloring them with Copics, I fussy cut them, glued them on the So Saffron CS that was punched with a MS border punch and then embossed it with the CB swirls folder. The sentiment was stamped and die cut. The faux stitching was added while it was still in the die. Some ribbon and a layer of rust CS complete the look.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check out this week's challenge. You could be the winner of some awesome new stamps!



Burlap and Lace

>> Sunday, October 26, 2014

Good Morning everyone, I hope you weekend has been going well. Our weather has been the perfect fall days.

The card that I have for you today is a double front card. 

I started by stamping the New Sunflower Hurricane Candle then I used the Spellbinder Marvelous Squares to cut out the image and the layers. Copics were used the color the image.

Have you seen were they are using the lace and burlap for country weddings? Well that was the inspiration for the edge of the card. I used a MS punch to make the lace.

When you Open the image you see this.

 I use the Thank You Lord Greeting on this panel and stamped the Sunflower Trio with Antique Linen ink.

This is the inside with Thanksgiving Blessings and more burlap and lace.

Have a wonderful day,



>> Saturday, October 25, 2014

Hello everyone and good autumn morning to you all!
I'm starting to feel it in the air, The mornings are so cool and crisp...just the way I like it!  We have a Liquid Amber tree whose leaves look very similar to these Maple and they turn gorgeous colors of red!

DRS stamps: 584D Open Leaf, 150F Autumn is Calling
I made this card into a shaped card just to give it a little something different! I used Copper "Inka Gold" on the edges of the card base and though you can't really see it here, let me tell you, it is very shiny metallic!
The die set is from Spellbinders.  I Stamped the leaf multiple times and colored then cut them out, yes, fussy cut everyone of them.  I stamped the sentiment of ivory then misted it with gold and copper shimmer sprays.  I put the card together then used foam tape on each leaf to give them more character and "pop".  Lastly, I added my plaid bow.  This card was really simple just a bit time consuming because of all the cutting but I like to cut stuff out so it was no biggie to me.
I hope this encourages you to go into your craft room/space and start creating!!
See you next time!


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