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Country Home Stamp Set was used to design this card by Cathy Caines | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineThis is one of my most favourite times of the year.
The leaves are turning and there’s a chill in the air.
But there’s something pretty special about the pumpkins and shorter nights.
Maybe it’s the beautiful natural colour combinations.
Or that the holiday season is around the corner.
Perhaps it’s the idea of sipping hot drinks in your favourite sweater on your deck.
I can’t quite put my finger on it but I know there’s something about this time of year that I love.Country Home Stamp Set was used to design this card by Cathy Caines | Creative Scrapbooker MagazineTh e Stampin’ Up! Country Home Stamp Set was just released in the 2018 Holiday Catalogue and it simply gave me ‘all the feels’. So much so that I used this stamp set as the focal point in a card swap.
A card swap?
If you aren’t sure what that is, let me tell you.
Sometimes in the world of cardmaking, a group of crafters join together to exchange cards. This time 15 of us are joining together. This means that all 15 of these people will receive one of the cards I have shown here and in return, I’ll receive 14 other cards. One from each of them.
This helps us get inspired and is simply a cool thing to do.Country Home Stamp Set was used to design this card by Cathy Caines | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine
This card has layers upon layers of products used starting with the subtle indentations you might be able to see in the card base. This is from my favourite thinlets called Stitched Labels. You can also see I’ve got some punched leaves with gold embossing from the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch and Making Christmas Bright Stamp Set, as well as some ‘sprigs’ that you can find from the new Sprig Punch. I prefer using punches when I do card swaps because sometimes you really have to value your time. Punches are fast and easy.
Keep watching my Instagram account and my blog in order to check out the other swaps I receive during this card swap.
But for now – I am wishing you “Happy Harvest Blessings”.
Until next time,

Cathy Caines, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
2013-14, 2017, 2018 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Member
St. John’s, Newfoundland Labrador

If you are interested in Stampin’ Up!, and are living in Canada and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d love to help you out.  Feel free to drop me a line to get a catalogue or if you have any questions/comments you can always find me at inthecatcave@hotmail.com.

Supplies and images used are © 2018 Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise stated: Soft Suede Card Stock, Crumb cake cardstock, Blackberry Bliss Cardstock, Sahara Sand ink, Very Vanilla cardstock, momento ink, Stitched Labels Thinlets, Country Home Polymer Stamp Set, Gold Embossing Powder, Versamark, Sprig Punch, Sahara Sand Cardstock, Linen Thread, Vintage Lace Trim, Mossy Meadow Card Stock, Christmas Bulb Punch, Making Christmas Bright Stamp Set

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  1. It really is a great time of the year, isn’t it! There is something that makes the hot sticky dried up last couple weeks of summer so tiring so when the cool temperatures start to settle in and you can wear a sweater and jeans or smell the apples and see the pretty pumpkins and leaves you just feel happy again. Your card is so pretty. That really is a lovely stamp set.
    For some reason I think of purples as well as the reds and oranges and golds when I think of autumn. (Wild asters, grapes, the mauve tint to the fall sunsets and the mountainsides) I have had people disagree but when you look around, its there!
    Thank you for sharing your lovely work! 🙂

    • Cathy Caines Reply

      I couldn’t agree more!!! Thanks for popping by and hanging out! I do love purples especially these dark blackberry colours!!

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