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Happy Poinsettia

I went outside the box again with REASON FOR THE SEASON and did a wedding card to show this set isn’t just for Christmas!

Happy Poinsettia by becreativewithnicole.com

Isn’t this pretty in pinks and coral!  I was inspired by the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

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A floral card was the first thought I had when seeing these colors.  So I went back to REASON FOR THE SEASON to see how the colors worked on the poinsettia.

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I ended up doing the outline of the flower in Watermelon Wonder and added color to the petals with Calypso Coral stamped off once.  Blushing Bride made a lovely background with the Watercolor Wash background stamp.

Reason for the Season by becreativewithnicole.com

Since we have Blushing Bride sequins, I had to add a few in plus a bit of gold thread.  I think they added the finishing touch the card needed.  As far as the greeting goes, I went with my favorite set for sentiments, COTTAGE GREETINGS in Watermelon Wonder.  I love the end result, a very pretty wedding card!  So now you have TWO card ideas from me to use REASON FOR THE SEASON for something other than Christmas!  If you don’t remember the first, you can check it out HERE.

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Embossing Folder Technique

Let’s take a break from Halloween today and talk technique!  I want to show another card using the WOODLAND EMBOSSING FOLDER to add color and dimension to you cards.

Masculine birthday by becreativewithnicole.com

Isn’t this gorgeous!  The colors are subtle but give lots of dimension to the card.  But before I get to the details, I got my inspiration from the sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary.

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This sketch has so many possibilities!  I went in a masculine direction so I could show you how versatile the embossing folders can be.

Add Color with Embossing by becreativewithnicole.com

Click Adding Color with Embossing Folders to download a PDF file with the instructions so you can give this great technique a try!  To watch the video I made showing how to brayer on the color, click HERE.

Love having tutorials with all the work done for you??  I’ve got the perfect solution for you!  The Mini Sessions from Create with Connie and Mary!  This month’s session is live and full of fabulous ideas.  To make it even sweeter, Connie and Mary did TWO EXTRAS for you!!  Yep, two bonus ideas to get you ready for the holidays!

Bonus projects

So what are you waiting for??  There are lots of fabulous tutorials ready for you.   Visit Create with Connie and Mary and join us!

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I’m Here for You

I bet you can’t say you are surprised when I tell you today’s card uses LIGHTHEARTED LEAVES!  I pulled this set out and never put it back…LOL!  Before I show you today’s card, I want to tell you about the September Mini Session from Create with Connie and Mary.  It’s set to open Sunday September 13th and you won’t want to miss it!

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The Mini session includes FIVE projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

    • Each mini session includes THREE card sets, each with 4 cards, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect for your club or stamp camp
  • All FIVE projects are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips
  • BONUS:  Every month in the weeks following the release, Connie and Mary will each do two additional cards to make a Bonus Card Set project for you!  So make sure you check back!

Cost is only $8.95 US
Sets used for this collection:

Sweet Hauntings

Cheer All Year

Howl-o-ween Treat

Haunt Ya Later

Lighthearted Leaves

Bonus: Acorny Thank You

Sign up over at Create with Connie and Mary, I hope you will join us!

Ok, now let’s get to the card for today.  I used the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge for this week.

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I combined LIGHTHEARTED LEAVES and FRIENDLY WISHES.

Here for You by becreativewithnicole.com

A collage of leaves with all three colors provides makes for a homemade background paper.

Here for you close up

The sentiment on So Saffron was popped up with dimensionals so I could add a little bit of gold thread behind it.  I followed that up with a few gold sequins.

Leaves Here for You by becreativewithnicole.com

I love the collage stamped background with the leaves, this would be beautiful in any color combo you picked!

Thanks for visiting today!  I hope you’ll join us for the September Mini Session starting Sunday, we love to inspire you!

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CAS Lighthearted Leaves

Can you tell by now that I am really loving LIGHTHEARTED LEAVES??  I usually do lots of Halloween and just a few fall cards, but I can’t help myself when it comes to this gorgeous new leaf set!

CAS Lighthearted Leaves by becreativewithnicole.com

As you can see, I went super clean and simple with this one.  I am really loving this type of crisp and clean card!  The inspiration came from the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

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Instead of adding images that were cut out, I just kept it clean by stamping directly on the card base.

Lighthearted Leaves close up

It’s a little difficult to see in the pictures, but I used Mossy Meadow and Early Espresso for the leaves.  I alternated the color and the direction of the leaves to make a simple pattern.  The greeting needed to be simple as well and a banner in Old Olive did the trick.

CAS Leaves by becreativewithnicole.com

I did add one little extra to my card, GOLD SEQUINS.  I just can’t help it, I love the look and sparkle of these little guys!  And that’s it!  A crisp and clean card perfect for fall!!

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Seriously Clean and Simple

I went seriously clean and simple for today’s card.  I love the crispness it has!

Gift from the Garden by becreativewithnicole.com

Told ya it was simple!  I don’t usually go THIS simple, but this works!

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The inspiration for this card was two fold.  First, I wanted a simple card to send a nice note to my Aunt.  With it being the end of summer and lots of gardening is still going on, I planned on using GIFT FROM THE GARDEN.  But, I need a little more of a push, so the second bit of inspiration came from the color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary.

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Gift from the Garden by becreativewithnicole.com

Not much explaining that needs to be done with this, huh!  The boots look so pretty in Watermelon Wonder with small Pool Party Flowers.  I used the TREE BUILDER PUNCH for that sweet little flower, it’s nice to have a tiny flower to use for accents!

August Mini Session

Ok, before I go, I wanted to remind you of the August Mini Session from Create with Connie and Mary.  There are 5 AWESOME projects ready to go for you, including two 3D and three card sets….all for only $8.95!!  It’s quite a deal and I hope you’ll join us!  For more information, visit Create with Connie and Mary.

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Thankful Forest Friends

I am taking a quick break from Halloween today and showing off a SUPER CUTE fall set called THANKFUL FOREST FRIENDS.

Thankful Forest Friends by becreativewithnicole.com

I loved this set as soon as I saw it, the sweet little animals make me smile!

Bear from Thankful Forest Friends

I combined several new products from the upcoming Holiday catalog, it’s wonderful how everything coordinates!  The card base is embossed with the gorgeous WOODLAND embossing folder and the banners are from INTO THE WOODS Designer Series Paper.

I kept my colors simple and used the sketch challenge from Create with Connie and Mary as inspiration.

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With this fun sketch I had my card put together in no time!  The bear in place of the oval was my first thought and the rest just fell into place!

Thankful Forest Friends

I have lots of plans for this sweet set, so make sure you stop back!  In the meantime, are you in need of inspiration for cards and projects where all the work is done and you just get to stamp???

August Mini Session

Well, Create with Connie and Mary have come up with monthly Mini Sessions that give you 5 full tutorials to get you creating for only $8.95!!  Yep, it’s a steal and something you don’t want to miss out on!  The August session just went live and it’s AWESOME!  So why not give it a try and see what you think!

Thanks for stamping with me today!  Stop back tomorrow, I have a fun Halloween shaker for you!

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Howl-o-ween Treat

I love creating fun little treats and Halloween is a great excuse!  There’s a super fun new bundle in the upcoming Holiday Catalog that is perfect for treats and all things Halloween.

Howl-o-ween Treat Bag by becreativewithnicole.com

 

Is this cute or what!!  Howl-o-ween Treats has bold images with matching framelits that give lots of options for Halloween creations.  I paired it with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit and a few bright bold colors.

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I used the colors from the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  When I saw these colors, they were bright and bold and my first thought was Halloween!

Trick or Treat

The Tangerine Tango Mini Treat Bag was embossed with  Large Polka Dots then just a few simple elements were added.  A bold sentiment and hat from Howl-o-ween and a couple of Black Glimmer Paper stars.  The simple design makes it easy to create these in volume to give out to excited trick or treaters!

Howl-o-ween goodies

The bag is loaded with fun Halloween goodies that any kids would love!

Fun Howl-o-ween Treat by becreativewithnicole.com

To make the treats easy for the kids to take home, its packaged up in a cello bag.  The little activity book is a tiny bit too big to fit in the Mini Treat Bag, but fits perfectly behind it in a cello!

Howl-o-ween Treat by becreativewithnicole.com

I just LOVE this fun treat idea and can’t wait to explore more color options and design ideas!

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Floral Wings

I’ve got a quick card for you today featuring Floral Wings.  I love how pretty this butterfly is and the flowers are so versatile!

Floral Wings by Be Creative with Nicole

I wanted a clean and simple card, so I used the color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary for inspiration.

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These colors are so soft and pretty, perfect for a floral butterfly!

Floral Wings Butterfly

The Sahara Sand butterfly allows the Perfect Plum roses to really stand out!  To add a little interest, a bit of Gold Metallic thread was placed behind the butterfly and a few White Perfect Accents make up the body.

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To keep the background subtle, I stamped small roses and leaves behind the butterfly.  I stamped off at least once or twice for each rose.  A simple sentiment and a few gold sequins complete the card!  I love sitting down to create and having something beautiful in just 10 or 15 minutes!

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