Hi Everyone!  Happy Labor Day!  Here is the September Framed Art Insert which celebrates Autumn, World Heart Day, World Peace Day, Apple Day, Friendship Day, Back to School, and Sunflowers out in bloom now!  This features a mix of old and new and we used our new in-colors with our beautiful coordinating papers and ribbon and also the new Designer Ribbon Slides for everyone to try out. Here is the 8×10 size:

Here it is in the 12×12 size:

So now, here are some close-up shots.  For the fall tree, I used the tree from the Lovely As A Tree set and first used the thumping technique to add color to the tree before we stamped it on the paper, then using our Aqua Painter we added color to it.  Everyone’s trees were so different and beautiful using this technique.

For the apple, we punched out 8 hearts using our heart punch, then cut off the pointed end to give our “apple” a flat bottom.  We then sponged Lucky Limeade on the top part of each heart, going halfway down the sides, then sponged Raspberry Ripple on the bottom and halfway up the sides and did this on both sides.  Then folded the hearts in half and adhered them together to create the fanned out look.  For the stem, I used the leaf from the Bird Builder punch and punched it out in Gumball Green, colored the “stem” part chocolate chip and then just snipped off the very top leaf and the bottom leaf which created the stem and two leaves for our apple top.  Everyone enjoyed the apple square and it was a toss-up between the tree and the apple as to the favorite squares this month.

Here is the square for Friendship Day – I love this cute Little Friends set!

Then for back to school, you know we HAVE to use those adorable kids in the Greeting Card Kids set!

Ok – so here is the recipe:

Ribbons: Summer Starfruit 3/8″ satin stitched, Basic Black 1/8″ Taffeta ribbon, Whisper White 1/4″ grosgrain stitched.

Buttons: Designer Brushed Bronze and Designer Round Ribbon Slides.

Paper: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist, New In-Colors DSP, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Daffodil Delight

Ink: Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Versamark, Black Stazon, Crumb Cake, Sumemr Starfruit, Lucky Limeade, Raspberry Ripple

Markers: Bashful Blue, Raspberry Ripple, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Cajun Craze, Gumball Green

Accessories:  Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Perfect Polka Dots Folder, Fancy Fan Folder, Peekaboo Die, Big Shot, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits Die

Punches: Heart Punch, Bird Builder

Stamp Sets: Little Friends, Greeting Card Kids, Filled With Love, The Open Sea, From Your Teacher

I hope you like September’s insert, and I hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend!

Stampin’ Hugs!

~ Gail


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