Every week on TaDa! Tuesday, as we call it, my team and I gather in my studio to share fellowship, a meal and some creative fun.  My team is called the TaDa! Stampers, hence the name TaDa Tuesday.  Our gathering is low pressure, even though I do share any Stampin’ Up news and we discuss the weekly update from that morning.

But the focus is on sharing and creating.  Teammates show what they have made during the week and we all ohh and ahh and praise the talents of our friends.  And we talk about trends we see on pinterest or on FB groups, or stuff we love and want to try.

Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp Set     #144783     Price: $21.00

Tonight we had all been admiring the cards with the words cut out of the background.

We reached for a new stamp we all love, Painted Harvest, to create our stamped top layer.

Our difference on the TaDa version, is that I wanted to try something different than stacking 50 cutouts of each layer.   (that may be a slight exageration there. hehe)  I am far too lazy to cut out that many layers!

So I wanted to use fun foam, and had bought some black and white the other day, which seems to be on the back table somewhere under the mountain of tee shirts I have ready to embellish for my crafty friends for fall events.  To be found later!

But I did find some hot pink sheets with my embroidery supplies.

Hmmm… hot pink to use with a ‘harvest’ stamp set?  We decided WHY NOT?

Large Letters Framelits Dies   141712       Price: $99.00

We were going to do the word ‘FALL’ but that plan was derailed when I only found hot pink fun foam.  lol

YOU was a great second choice for the word, and even fewer letters to cut out!

We all were looking for words that would go with the big word YOU that we cut out of the background using the Large Letters framelets.

Lots of words to choose from!  For (you), Thank (you), Love (you), thinking of (you).

And you really need to be thinking about the message of the card as you place your focal pieces and make room for the words either above or below your cutouts.

For mine, I wanted something peppy, uplifting positive.

All Things Thanks Clear-Mount Stamp Set  #143097 Price: $19.00

As we all looked for the message we wanted in my stamps, in the catalog, in the stamps each other had already picked out (lol), I found the All Things Thanks set.

The stamp ‘you are amazing’ was perfect, and I really like the script.

Since the YOU was taken care of in a big way, I inked the ‘are amazing’ part with my basic black marker and stamped in the bottom right corner.

The black helps the words stand out a bit to me, ut the other girls had good results using the Melon Mambo or Garden Green inks.

After stamping out the background and the other word(s), the magnetic plate helped us to easily cut out the word YOU exactly where we wanted it to be.

Another ‘YOU’ was cut out of the pink fun foam.  And those framelets cut thru the thicker fun foam like a dream, no issue at all.

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After mounting our backgrounds pieces minus the cutouts on a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock, it is time to piece the front back together.

We used the green top Mono Glue to glue the foam letters in the holes, and then the cardstock cutouts on top of those.

The goal of this technique is to have the card front a continuous design with the letters popped out.  Fun foam was so easy to work with for this, just perfect!

You can see some of the colorful dimension in this pic.

So here is our fun and girly, fun foam pop up variation of the cool cards we have been seeing lately.

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Those fall flowers are just as pretty as bright summer flowers!  This set just keeps getting better and better.  With fun shades of Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, Crushed Curry, Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist, this card will brighten anyone’s mood!

Everyone really enjoyed this project tonight, and when I find the white and black fun foam, we will play some more… already brainstorming other ideas to use those colors for!

Here are the supplies used for this project if you want to give it a try, too.  Click to shop 24/7 and I hope to see you back here soon.

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