Cookie Cutter Halloween

Good Morning Stampin’ Friends! October is right around the corner so it’s time to start sharing some Halloween projects with all of you!  Today I have a quick and simple Halloween card idea for you!  This particular layout is one of my favorite ways to use washi tape!  If you love washi tape, you can use this design to create a card for ANY occasion.  Just use a flower, butterfly or some other type of embellishment  that coordinates with your washi tape and stamp a sentiment on the card to fit the occasion! It’s a super simple and quick card idea!

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To make this card, start with a piece of perfect plum cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Grab a few rolls of washi tape; in this case I used the new Halloween Night Designer Washi Tape pack. There are 5 rolls in the pack. Simplly tear off a piece of washi tape long enough to go completely across the white cardstock so you can wrap the ends around to the back. Start with the upper pieces and work your way down. You can run your pieces straight across or on an angle, like on this project. There is no right or wrong way to use it! I left a little bit of white cardstock showing in between each piece of washi tape I applied. Once you have all of your washi tape on the card, stamp a little sentiment as shown. For the finishing touch, I stamped a little Dracula image and colored him in with a few different markers and adhered him to the card with dimensionals. Get out your washi tape and start creating some fun cards!  The possibilities are endless! Enjoy!

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Petals & Paisleys

Good Morning Stampin’ Friends! Today I have a fun scrappy project to share with all of you! Yes, I said scrappy! Today’s project was inspired by a variety of scraps that I had lying around on my craft table.  Usually I throw all of my scrap pieces of paper in a big drawer with the intent of using them later. But, as you all probably already know, I just keep collecting scraps and very rarely using them.  So this time, instead of throwing them in a drawer, I created a fun little patchwork type of design on my card.  I think it turned out pretty cute! Take a look!

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To make this card, start with a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of soft suede cardstock which will serve as a matte on the front of your card. Now I created this card by cutting down some scrap pieces of the new Petals & Paisleys Designer Series Paper (DSP).  You could easily re-create this card with any scrap pieces of DSP that you have on hand just be sure to coordinate your cardstock colors with your DSP.  The Petals & Paisleys DSP is two-sided so the pieces used on this card are from the same sheet of paper (I just alternated the design when creating the card). Starting from left to right, the DSP pieces are cut as follows:  3/4 x 4 inches, 1 x 4 inches 1 x 4 inches and 1 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches. Start by adhering the 3/4 x 4 inch piece in the upper left hand corner (leaving a a little bit of the soft suede cardstock showing so it served as a matte) then layer the remaining pieces as shown. Tuck a little piece of a doily under the last piece. Cut a 2 1/2 x 1 inch piece of very vanilla cardstock and stamp your sentiment on it. Cut a 1 x 2 3/4 inch piece of soft suede cardstock and adhere it behind the sentiment off setting it to the left of your sentiment. For the finishing touch, tuck a bit of burlap under each side of the sentiment and adhere it to the card with dimensionals. Simple, hey?

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Holly Berry Happiness

Good Morning Stampin’ Friends!  Today I want to share one of the cards from this year’s Christmas Club!  Each year I hold a Christmas stamp-a-stack event. We get together once a month for 3 months…September, October and November…to stamp-a-stack of Christmas cards. Not familiar with a stamp-a-stack? Basically we make a total of 12 cards each night.  There are 3 different Christmas card designs and each club member makes 4 of each of the designs.  So by the end of November, each participant has 36 beautiful Christmas cards to sent out! Just in time for Christmas! This was one of the cards we made this month!

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To make this card, start with a piece of basic black cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/2 x 3 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Stamp one of the sentiments from the Holy Berry Happiness stamp set on the lower right hand side of the cardstock using black ink. Randomly stamp the outline of the holly across the top of the white cardstock using black ink. The holly is a 2-step stamping process so once you have the outline stamped, grab the coordinating “fill in” stamp (the one with the solid leaves). Ink up the stamp with the solid leaves using garden green ink and stamp them in the black outlines. Add some holly berries, using real red ink, with the coordinating holly berry stamp. The nice thing about these stamps are that they are photopolymer so you can see where you are stamping the images before you actually stamp them!  It makes it easier to line everything up!   Cut a 1/2 x 5-1/2 inch piece of real red cardstock and a piece of the green patterned paper from the Warmth & Cheer designer paper pack (DSP). Adhere these pieces behind the top part of the white cardstock as shown; then adhere the entire piece to the front of your basic black card base. For the finishing touch, stamp a few bows (using the bow outline image) on some real red cardstock with black ink. Punch out the bows with the coordinating punch and embellish them with a few rhinestones. Enjoy!

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Thoughtful Branches

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Hello Stampin Friends!  Today I wanted to share a few of the projects that I created with the Thoughtful Branches bundle. Yes, this bundle of fabulous products is still available but only while supplies last!

And…as a special offer…when you purchase the bundle, I will send you a FREE tutorial with step-by-step instructions to create these 5 fun projects!  Don’t wait!  Once this bundle is gone…it’s gone forever!

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Father Christmas

Good Morning Stampin’ Friends! Happy Monday!  I hope you were able to find some time for yourself this weekend to do a bit of crafting!  I always set aside some “me” time and it usually involves going to my craft room for a few hours. I just love working with my crafting supplies and coming up with new card designs. It’s so relaxing!  And, of course, I was able to take some time to craft this past weekend.  I am working on a variety of Christmas card designs right now so I thought I would share one of the projects. This card showcases the Father Christmas stamp set. It is a vintage style set which is what drew me to it!

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To make this card, start with a piece of early espresso cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of cherry cobbler cardstock and adhere it to the front of your early espresso card base. Cut a 5 x 3-3/4 inch piece of very vanilla cardstock and stamp it with the Hardwood stamp set using soft suede ink. Grab the Christmas Greetings and scroll type images from the Father Christmas set and stamp them on the top and bottom of the hardwood; use early espresso or black ink so that the images stand out from the Hardwood.  Stamp Father Christmas in the center of the Hardwood background using early espresso ink. Take some different colored markers and color in the different parts of the Father Christmas image.  For the finishing touch, add a little dazzling details to the white parts of the coat!  That’s it! Enjoy!

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Acorny Thank You

Good Morning Stampin’ Friends! Today I have a fun Fall-Themed card to share with all of you. This card was designed for a monthly swap that I participate in with other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Fall is my favorite time of year!  Probably because it marks the beginning of the holiday season! I also absolutely love the colors of Fall. I live in Wisconsin so the colors of Fall are just absolutely beautiful!

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To make this card, start with a piece of soft suede cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of very vanilla cardstock and stamp it with the Hardwood background stamp; use soft suede ink. Sponge the edges with a bit of soft suede ink. Cut a 1 x 4 inch piece of an orange colored piece of designer series paper (DSP). I actually used a pattern from the Halloween Night Specialty DSP pack. Tuck a piece of the delicate white doily behind the DSP and adhere it to the center of the hardwood. Punch out a 2 inch circle from a piece of cajun craze cardstock and tuck it behind the doily. Cut a 1 x 4 inch piece of early espresso cardstock and tear it in half; adhere one of the halves below the orange DSP. Cut a 5 inch piece of the burlap; adhere it across the DSP, as shown. Wrap the ends of the burlap around to the back of the hardwood cardstock, then secure the entire piece to your card base. Stamp a few acorn pieces using soft suede, early espresso, pumpkin pie and cajun craze; punch out the pieces with the coordinating punch and assemble the acorns. Adhere to the card front as shown. For the finishing touch, add a little sentiment. Enjoy!

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Cookies & Candy Canes

candy-cane-lane-cookie-cutter-christmas-creationsGood Morning Stampin’ Friends! Today I have a bunch of fun projects to share with you!  These projects showcase the new Cookie Cutter Christmas stamps and the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I was busy playing around with some of the new holiday products this past weekend and ended up with a bunch of scrap pieces of DSP leftover. So, of course, I had to create a bunch of cards to use up those scraps!  The Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle was a perfect fit with the DSP.  I love the image of the little gingerbread man! Can you tell? Let’s take a closer look at these cards…

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Start with a piece of crumb cake cardstock for the base of your card. Cut the middle piece of DSP at 2 x 5 inches and matte it out on a 2-1/4 x 5-1/4 inch piece of early espresso cardstock. The outer pieces of the gumdrop DSP measure approximately 1-1/2 x 5-1/4; secure those pieces to the outer edges of the crumb cake cardstock as shown. Then secure the middle piece overlapping the gumdrops. Stamp a little gingerbread man using early espresso ink and punch it out with the coordinating cookie cutter punch. Stamp your Christmas sentiment on the inside of the card.

The rest of the cards are pretty easy to re-create as well. Just use crumb cake cardstock for the base of your card and add a few extras like doilies, circle shapes and/or banners.  I simply used up what ever scraps I had. Enjoy!

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Honor & Remember

For those we lost, those who served and those who carry on, we will never forget.

God Bless America

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Detailed Santa

Good Morning and Happy Friday! Today I have a quick and simple little Christmas card idea for you!  It really is quick and simple! The Santa is cut from the new Detailed Santa Thinlit Die which makes it really easy to create fun cards like this!

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To make this card, start with a piece of basic black cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 x 3-3/4 inch piece of cherry cobbler cardstock and a 5-1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Lay the Detailed Santa thinlit die on the upper part of the white cardstock and run it through the Big Shot Embossing Machine. The die cuts out all of the details in the Santa image!  How cool is that?  Stamp a little Christmas sentiment, using cherry cobbler ink, on the bottom of the white cardstock. Simply adhere the cherry cobbler cardstock behind the white cardstock (so it shows up behind the Santa image). Glue dots work the best when adhering detailed images such as this.  Then adhere the entire piece to your card front.  For the finishing touch, add Santa’s belt just above your sentiment. To create Santa’s belt, cut a 1 x 4 inch piece of basic black cardstock. Cut a 1 x 1 inch piece of basic black and a 1-1/4 x 1-1/4 inch piece of silver glimmer paper. Adhere all of the pieces together as shown! That’s it!  Enjoy!

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Bold Botanicals

Hello Stampin’ Friends!  Today I have some fun Paper Pumpkin projects to share with all of you from the August 2016 kit called Bold Botanicals!  Last month’s kit was one of my favorites!  I loved the bold colors and the stamp set that came in the kit was absolutely fabulous!  And look at all of the projects I was able to create!

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The kit came with all of the materials, stamps and ink I needed to create 8 cards plus 4 little gift card holders. Then, using the color combo from the kit, as well as a few of my own materials, I created 6 more fun cards!

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One of my favorite things about these kits is that you get to add another stamp set to your collection! And, of course, you can use the stamp sets over and over again to create more and more projects! Just simply use the materials you  have on hand or order a refill kit!

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This promotion is valid from August 11–October 10, 2016! Simply use the promo code “BOGO” at PaperPumpkin.com, you will pay the regular price of $19.95 and get your second month for FREE!  here are some of the details:

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