french foliage

Recipe Swap samples

I hosted a 6 x 6 recipe swap about a month ago and I am finally getting around to posting some of them. The first one is mine and I used the Autumn Spice designer paper and the French Foliage stamp set to do mine. It is for a fabulous pumpkin cheesecake. Here is an easier to read version if you want to try it




Lisa’s Pumpkin Cheesecake

Crust: 1 3/4 c. graham cracker crumbs (about 24 sq)                 

 2 Tbsp sugar, 1/2 c. butter (melted)       

Mix these together and press into bottom of greased 9 in springform pan.  Bake at 325 for 8-10 min. Let cool 15 min.


1/4 c. all purpose flour                                          

5 eggs                           

2 tsp pumpkin pie spice                                      

1 can pumpkin                 

4 pkg (8 oz ) cream cheese                

2/3 c sugar                    

1 c. packed brown sugar

In small bowl, mix flour, pumpkin pie spice, and pumpkin. In large bowl, beat cream cheese until creamy. Gradually beat in sugar and brown sugar til smooth. Beat in eggs on low speed until blended. Gradually beat in pumpkin mixture til smooth. Pour over crust.  Bake 1 hr. 15 min  (at 325) or until center still jiggles slightly when moved. Turn oven off and open door slightly. Leave cheesecake in the oven for 30 more min. Take out and cool. Place in fridge at least 6 hours before serving.


This was was made by my friend and downline Sue Bjorgaard.







This one was made by my friend Mary Anne Grimmer.


Another Gorgeous French Foliage Card

This gorgeous French Foliage card was actually a birthday card I received last month from my good friend Terri Mongeon. I loved it so much I decided to use it as one of my stamp club cards this month (thanks Terri!). This is definitely one of my favorite stamp sets.  I sure hope it makes it into the big catalog in July. I am so bummed I can't demo with it after next month.  The colors used are espresso, cherry cobbler, and old olive. The back cherry cobbler piece is embossed with the square lattice die. This striped ribbon is so gorgeous. It just makes the cards look so elegant.


Gorgeous French Foliage

This gorgeous card was made by my friend Mary Anne Grimmer for a swap I hosted about a month ago. She always does beautiful cards and this one was so creative. I have had it on display at my house and several people asked how she did the tearing so I emailed Mary Anne and this is her tip…..

Okay, I first placed the Designer Paper pieces on the left of the card, to help with placement of the ripped hole.  Then poke your Paper Snips in the cardstock, and cut slits into the paper in a starburst ( just several slits different directions).  Then carefully rip the cardstock toward the edges of the card.  Carefully rip the pieces closer to the open edge, leaving the texture of the ripped paper. Flatten some of the edges, or curl them for a more distressed effect. Save one of your ripped pieces that you tore off, and wrap that piece around the card, adhering in place, and using piercing tool, make hole for easy brad placement.

I love the fall colors and this French Foliage set is one of my new favorites.

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French Foliage meets Autumn Spice


This was one of the cards I did in my stamp clubs this month. I LOVE* LOVE* LOVE the French Foliage set and it coordinates  really well with the Autumn Spice designer paper too. Both of these items can be found in the new Stampin Up Holiday mini catalog.

I used the baby wipe technique for this card and if you aren't familiar with that, I made a video tutorial a few months back on how to do it. You can check that video out by clicking on the TUTORIALS link at the top of my blog. Then scroll down til you see the baby wipe one.  I used the more mustard, old olive and cajun craze inks for this card and then sprayed it with the gold smooch spray.


Here is a close up of the leaf and you can see the gold shimmer from the smooch spray on there.


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