Simply adorable little paper pumpkin kit this month called Sweet as Pie. And…it’s just in time for Thanksgiving! The October 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit contained all of the materials to put together 8 little pie shaped containers. Such a cute way to package up the leftover pie and send it home with your guests…well, that is if there is any left over pie!
While I did make a few of the pie containers with this kit I also had to make a few other fun projects. Check them out…
There were quite a few colored feathers included in this month’s kit…perfect for making some fun cards! So….using the feathers from the kit as well as a few of my own products I created these fun Thanksgiving cards. The turkey card is one of my favorites! The body of the turkey was cut from the owl punch…I simply trimmed off the owl’s ears. I also took the material from one of the pie shaped containers and cut out some fun shapes to make the rest of the cards pictured in this post. I hope you enjoy them!
If you are new to crafting, love crafting or if you are simply looking for different ideas, the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit would be perfect for you! Check out all that paper pumpkin has to offer at http://bit.ly/10g6MT2
As you can see by my posts this week, I am totally in the Christmas spirit and it’s still October! Today I want to share a beautiful card that I created for one of my Christmas classes. It showcases some fun new holiday products and it is super simple to make. So let’s take a closer look…
Start with a piece of cherry cobbler cardstock for the base of the card. Cut two 5 1/4 x 4 inch pieces of very vanilla cardstock…one for the inside and one for the outside of the card. Emboss one of the pieces with the new filigree frame embossing folder. Grab your heat gun, versa mark and gold embossing powder. You will be embossing the Christmas Cheer image in the middle of the filigree design. Once you have embossed that image in gold, sponge a bit of old olive ink around. For the finishing touches, I colored some rhinestones with the cherry cobbler and old olive blendabilities markers and added an elegant bird. Simple but elegant! Enjoy!
One of the many projects that caught my eye in the 2014 Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog was this one…made with the Wonderous Wreath stamp set. I seem to be drawn to “overlay” stamp sets lately and this one is simply awesome! There are 3 different stamp images used to make this wreath…(1) a full set of leaves, (2) a few leaves and (3) a set of berries. Stampin’ Up! put together a fabulous video tutorial with great tips for stamping with this set. You can view the complete tutorial at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmGvHHgdUh0
If you have seen this set in the holiday catalog then you probably noticed that this project varies slightly from the project showcased in the catalog. I decided to use the Hardwood stamp to provide the “wood” look in the background of the card. I am sharing this project with my Christmas club this week so I hope you enjoy it as much as they have!
Today I want to share one of my favorite holiday projects with you! Yep, it’s an advent calendar. And…a quick and simple one at that! If you have seen the 2014 Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog then you may have noticed the fun little advent calendar they put together with the tiny treat boxes and 25 Days photopolymer stamp set. The images in the 25 Days set fit perfectly onto the top of the tiny treat boxes. Each treat box is 2 x 2 which means there are a variety of punches you can use to create different shapes to decorate the 25 days in your advent calendar. You can make this project as simple or as detailed as you like! Here are some of things that I did to create this fun advent calendar:
1) Stamp all of the “odd” numbers in the calendar using garden green ink
2) Stamp all of the “even” numbers in the calendar using real red ink
3) Grab your favorite punches or use a variety of punches to cut out the numbers for your calendar and/or to add a matte or background to the numbers.
4) Secure all of the advent calendar numbers and decor to the tops of the boxes with dimensionals.
5) For the final touch, I will be placing the advent calendar inside a large shadow box…which is why I added baker’s twine to each of the box lids. Punch a small hole in the top and lid of each box and thread the baker’s twine through. This will make the boxes very easy to open without ripping them.
A brand new Christmas kit is available starting today! It’s called Many Merry Stars and it’s simply adorable! The kit makes 26 stars in 6 sizes (from 2″ to 15″ in diameter). The kit also includes die-cut adhesive side strips; die-cut stars, bows, tags, and banners; 21 laser-cut wood snowflakes; 60 silver sequins; gold Baker’s Twine, 5 yds. Coordinates with Many Merry Stars Stamp Set. The kit is available only while supplies last so get yours today!
On a budget this holiday season? Need a simple and inexpensive gift idea? Well then this may be the perfect project for you! I have a fun little video tutorial for you today that shows you how to decorate candles with your stamps! And…you will be surprised to learn that you won’t be stamping directly on the candle. All you need is some tissue paper, a candle, a heat source and your favorite stamp images and ink colors.
Watch the video and learn how to decorate your candles with this fun technique!
Today I have a very warm yet colorful autumn card design to share with all of you. This is similar to one the projects featured in the Stampin’ Up! catalog but I decided to change it up a bit! It showcases a variety of fun, new products such as the Fall Fest stamp set and some wooden autumn elements. It is super simple to re-create so let me show you how!
Start with a piece of whisper white cardstock for the base of the card. My favorite part of designing autumn themed cards are the colors! For this card I used pear pizazz, pumpkin pie and hello honey. I randomly stamped the leaf images from the Fall Fest stamp set using all 3 of these colors. Once you have the base of the card stamped, cut out a little tag using one of the framelits from the Chalk Talk set. Stamp a little sentiment on the tag and then decorate it! I used a bit of twine, some wooden autumn elements and a little leaf cut from the fall fest stamp set and framelit bundle. Oh…and I also did a bit of paper piercing on the tag. There is a paper piercing template designed specifically to coordinate with the chalk talk tag. Enjoy!