Happy September Color Challenge Day!

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I love to challenge my Team by giving them colors and letting them go to work. It’s a wonderful way to grow in color and design. By participating, it forces you to work with colors you might not put together. It can be hard at times but oh so rewarding when it all comes together.

The colors for the September Color Challenge were Mossy Meadow, Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron. Keeping in mind the designers can stamp images in Basic Black Ink and use Vanilla and/or Whisper White Cardstock.

I like to offer a participation award for participating in the color challenge; therefore, I put all names in random name picker and get a winner. Yay!!  Congratulations toYvonne VanAtten and Stephanie King for winning the a beautiful Stampin’ Up! Mouse Pad.  They are so pretty!!! 

Thank you to all designers for submitting your beautiful cards.

Happy Stamping!  Brandy[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

**For more creative inspiration some designers have blogs so be sure to click their names and visit their websites!**

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Design By ~ Donna Biderman

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Design By ~ Kathy McDaniel

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Design By ~ Karen Thomas

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Design By ~ Lori Bower

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Design By ~ LaWanda Marshall


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Design By ~ Karen White

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Design By ~ Kathy Dredge

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Design By ~ Suzy Meadows

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Design By ~ Angela Shock

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Design By ~ Lisa Quehrn

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Design By ~ Cathy Tamez

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Design By ~ Christina Gabel

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Design By ~ Teri Ames

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Design By ~ Stephanie King

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Design By ~ Yvonne VanAtten


Tea Together – Retiring

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Today’s card features the Stampin’ Up! Tea Together Stamp Set and coordinating Tea Time Dies.  I’m sad this set will be retiring June 4th or while supplies last.  

The stamp background was created using the Stampin’ Up! Very Versailles Stamp Set.  It really added such a nice touch to this card.   My most favorite feature on this card is having the spout hold the beautiful gorgeous grape flower!!  

Thank you for stopping by Brandy’s Cards.  Please let me know if you need something or have any questions. I’m always glad to help!!

Happy Stamping!! Brandy

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2. Stamp your background in Granny Apple Green using the vines from the Stampin’ Up! Very Versailles Stamp Set.

3. Next cut a 4-3/4″ x 5/8″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  Use a sponge dauber to sponge a light layer of Crushed Curry.  

4. Cut a 4-1/4″ x 4-1/8″ piece of Gorgeous Grape Cardstock.  

5. Cut a 4-1/8 ” x 4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Center and adhere this piece on top of your Gorgeous Grape Cardstock.

6. Center your sponge Crushed Curry Cardstock and adhere it to your stamped background.

7. Add your Gorgeous Grape Cardstock to the top of your card.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]1. Stamp your tea pot, in Memento Black Ink, on scrap paper.  

2. Use the Stampin’ Up! Tea Time Dies to die cut your tea pot.  

Tip: If you don’t have the Tea Time Dies… not to worry. You can hand cut out the tea pot leaving the white space in the handle.  Because you are layering it on Whisper White you hardly notice the hand isn’t cut out.  

3. Use Granny Apple Green blends to color and shade the tea pot.  

4. Stamp the sentiment in Granny Apple Green Ink on top of your shaded tea pot.

5. Use stampin dimensionals to adhere your tea pot to the top of your card.

6. Stamp the flower, in Gorgeous Grape, on Gorgeous Grape Cardstock and hand cut it out.

Tip: Stamp the flower a second time, in Memento Black, on scrap paper.  Color the leaves in Granny Apple Green and hand cut out the flower.  This flower will layer under your Gorgeous Grape Flower. 

7. Stamp the vine in Granny Apple Green on Whisper White Cardstock and hand cut out a small segment. 

8. Stamp the vine in Granny Apple Green on Granny Apple Green Cardstock and hand cut out a small segment.

9. Layer the leaves behind the flower and secure them with a stampin dimensionals and mini glue dots.

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Tea Together Stamp Set


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Tea Time Dies


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Granny Apple Green Blends


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White Bakers Twine


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Granny Apple Green Ink


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Granny Apple Green Cardstock


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Gorgeous Grape Ink


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Gorgeous Grape Cardstock


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Crushed Curry Ink