For All Things ~ Fall Themed Card

for all thingsThe Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog went live on September 1st!  Yes, that means all of the awesome new products are available right now! Yes, right now! :)  Of course I just had to showcase a project with a variety of fun new products! Let’s take a look at how to make this card!

Start with a piece of hello honey cardstock for the base of your card. Emboss the card front with the new woodland textured embossing folder and then sponge some crumb cake ink all over the raised tree images. Cut a 1 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock and a 1 3/4 x 4 1/4 inch piece of blackberry bliss cardstock. Now the stamp set showcased on this card is actually from the Annual catalog and it’s called For All Things. Stamp some of the pretty fall images from this set onto the white cardstock using hello honey and cajun craze ink. Stamp a little sentiment in blackberry bliss ink. Adhere to the lower part of the card front with dimensionals. Add some torn pieces of washi tape just above the sentiment and then a little gold glimmer paper cut to 2 1/4 x 1/2 inch. For the finishing touches, embellish the projects with some of the new Into the Woods Elements. Enjoy!

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2014-2016 In Color 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock And Classic Ink Pads Kit

2014-2016 In Color Designer Washi Tape

Gold Glimmer Paper

Into The Woods Elements

Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad

For All Things Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Stamping Sponges

August 2015 Paper Pumpkin ~ Chalk It Up To Love

Paper Pumpkin August 2015 ~ ProjectsEvery month these paper pumpkin kits seem to get more and more adorable! The August kit was called “Chalk it up to love” and it had some wonderful projects!  A total of 6 cards and 3 gift boxes.  Well except that I really didn’t make the projects in accordance with the instructions this month.  I just had to cut up the pretty card bases and make more cards! I think I made around 14 different cards and 3 gift boxes with this kit! Too fun!

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Besides the great promotion going on right now, when you become one of my subscribers you receive an invite to join my Paper Pumpkin Facebook group!  This is where we share ideas on what to with the stamps and materials we receive in the kits each month! I do like to create additional and alternate projects with the kit materials so there are always lots of ideas coming out of this group.  Here are a few of my favorite alternate projects from last month’s kit:

Paper Pumpkin August 2015 ~ Project 8 Paper Pumpkin August 2015 ~ Project 1 Paper Pumpkin August 2015 ~ Project 10 Paper Pumpkin August 2015 ~ Project 6

 

 

 

 

Vintage Guy Greetings

vintage guy greetingsNeed a quick and simple masculine card idea?  Well I have a great little project for you today that fits that description! The project showcases 2 fun products from the annual Stampin’ Up! catalog:  Guy Greetings Stamp Set and the Typeset Designer Series Paper (DSP). Let’s take a look at how to recreate this card.

Start with a piece of crumb cake cardstock for the base of your card. Sponge some crumb cake ink around the edges of the card base front. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of the black striped paper from the Typset DSP. Tear the to[p and bottom of the striped paper and sponge the edges with a bit of crumb cake ink. Cut a 3 x 4 inch piece of one of the newsprint patterns from the Typeset DSP. Stamp the old fashioned card onto the newsprint using black ink. Sponge a bit of crumb cake ink all over the newprint to give it more of a worn look. Adhere this piece in the center of the striped black DSP paper. Grab a few scrap pieces of very vanilla cardstock and stamp some sentiments on them in black ink. Snip the end of the paper into the shape of a banner and sponge a bit of crumb cake on the edges; then adhere to the card as shown with dimensionals. Easy peasy! Enjoy!

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Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper

Guy Greetings Photopolymer Stamp Set

Stamping Sponges

Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Heartfelt Sympathy

Have you noticed how many wonderful projects are showcased in the Stampin’ Up! catalogs?  No matter what catalog you pick up, you can always find loads of inspiration!  And I tend to use the catalog whenever I need some inspiration.  The project I am sharing with you today was inspired by one of the projects on page 27 in the Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog.  Let me give you some instructions on how I recreated this project.heartfelt sympathyStart with a piece of crumb cake cardstock for the base of your card. Randomly stamp a few of the little stem images on the top and bottom of the crumb cake cardstock (using crumb cake ink).  Cut a 2 3/4 x 5 1/2 inch piece of rich razzleberry cardstock. Emboss the heartfelt sympathy sentiment on the right hand side of the cardstock. Ink up the image with versamark, sprinkle on some gold embossing powder, tap off the excess powder and heat to set. Tuck a little paper doily behind the top part of the rich razzleberry cardstock. Wrap a bit of linen thread around the left hand side of the rich razzleberry cardstock and tie on a little button.  For the finishing touch, add a few itty bitty flowers and some pearls. Enjoy!

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Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder

Heat Tool

Versamark Pad

Heartfelt Sympathy Photopolymer Stamp Set

Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Tangerine Tango 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Pearl Basic Jewels Embellishments

Tea Lace Paper Doilies

Very Vintage Designer Buttons

Linen Thread

Giggle Greetings

giggle greetingsGood Morning!  Today I want to share a fun little birthday card created with the Giggle Greetings stamp set.  This particular stamp set has some fun greetings that are sure to make you smile!  My favorite greeting is the one featured on this card…”birthday are like hairballs, the more you have, the more you want to gag”.  I can definitely relate! lol :)  Let’s take a look at how to make this card.

Start with a piece of Tip Top Taupe for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of the birthday cake patterned paper from the Cherry on Top Designer Series paper pack. You will be left with a few scrap pieces of DSP once you cut the 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece so grab the larger of the two pieces and cut it down to 4 inches wide.  Use the X pattern (which is the flip side of the cake pattern) and secure this piece across the card front as shown.  Cut a 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inch piece of very vanilla cardstock and stamp the “birthdays are like hairballs” greeting onto it using tip top taupe. Color in the cat image using some dark yellow markers (I used delightful dijon and crushed curry). Add a bit of watermelon wonder (or using a red-ish colored marker) to the ears and tongue of the cat. Cut a 3 x 3 inch piece of Tip Top Taupe cardstock to serve as a matte for your stamped image. Secure the two pieces together and adhere to your card with dimensionals. For the finishing touch, add a little watermelon wonder bow!  Enjoy!

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Tip Top Taupe 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Stack

Giggle Greetings Wood Stamp Set

Stampin' Dimensionals

Watermelon Wonder 1" Dotted Lace Trim

Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker

2015-2017 In Color Stampin' Write Markers

2015 Fall Stampin’ Extravaganza

Fall Gift BoxesJoin me for my 2nd Annual Fall Stampin’ Extravaganza!  This year I have 2 different registration options:  (1) You can attend in person at the beautiful Cedar Valley Retreat Center or (2) You can register for the “To Go”  version of this event and put together all of the projects in the comfort of your own home!

This day long Stampin’ Extravaganza includes lots of fun, creativity, projects and…special GIFTS for all registrants! You will create a total of 30 projects during this event!

Holiday 10 x 10: Create 10 different Christmas and Fall themed cards! Each card will take less than 10 minutes to create! Class includes all of the materials you will need to create each card plus coordinating envelopes!
All Boxed Up: Create 5 little adorable gift boxes you can use for any occasion! Class includes all of the materials you will need to create these adorable little gift boxes.
Stamp a Stack of All Occasion Cards: Create 15 beautiful Cottage Greetings cards that can be used for any occasion! You will make 5 of each of the 3 different designs! Class includes envelopes and all of the materials you will need to complete all 15 beautiful cards!
curvy keepsake pumpkin boxesThe event fee is $75 and there are 2 different options to choose from:
1) In-person Event – Choose this option if you plan on attending the event in person at the Cedar Valley Retreat Center. This option includes lunch and all of the materials that you need to create 30 projects!
2) “To Go” Event – Choose this option if you are unable to attend in person. This version does not include lunch but it does include the cost of shipping all of the projects and gifts to you! You will receive all of the materials by mail. Plus I will send you a pdf file via email which will contain all of the project pictures and written instructions so that you can create the projects right in the comfort of your own home! You will use your own stamps, adhesive and ink but I will supply you with all of the other materials! Plus you will receive special gifts with your materials! The items will ship to you the week of October 5th!
Register early as this event fills up fast!  http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=4qsrovmab&oeidk=a07ebfqbw3ge1bad402 

Timeless Love ~ Vintage Style

Happy Friday! I have another fun vintage project to share with all of you today!  I have been busy reorganizing my craft room since we just moved into our new home. And every time I start to organize my craft area it leads to projects that help me use up my scraps! Yes, this project was inspired by some of the scraps I had lying around on my craft table. :)  Let’s take a look at how to make this card.Timeless Love VintageI started by embossing two corners of a piece of crumb cake cardstock with some of the flower sprays in the new Timeless Love stamp set.  I actually embossed the card front a few weeks ago but couldn’t decide what I wanted to do with it…so it was on my scrap pile for a future project. Next, I sponged some crumb cake ink on a paper doily and a scrap piece of old designer paper that was cut into a 2 1/2 inch circle. I crinkled up the designer paper, first, and then sponged over it. That way the crumb cake ink was a bit darker on the folds in the paper. Sponge the entire front of the crumb cake cardstock to give it more of a worn look. Grab your favorite framelits and cut out a very vanilla shape (I used one of the retired apothecary accent framelits). Stamp one of the sentiments from the Timeless love stamp set in the center using soft suede (or crumb cake) ink. Sponge a bit of crumb cake ink around the shape and embellish the ends with some antique brads. Cut a gold foil doily in half and adhered it to the back side of the apothecary accent piece. Layer everything together as shown in the pic and adhere with dimensionals. Enjoy!

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Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Apothecary Accents Framelits Die

Tea Lace Paper Doilies

Antique Brads

Stamping Sponges

Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad

Metallic Foil Doilies

Timeless Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Heat Tool

White Stampin' Emboss Powder

Versamark Pad

Hot Diggity Dog

Today I want to share an adorable little card I put together for a friend of mine whose dog recently passed away.  I know how difficult it can be to deal with this type of loss and I hope this card helped comfort her during such a sad time.hot diggity dogTo make this card, start with a piece of smoky slate cardstock for the base of the card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Cut a 5 1/4 x 2 inch piece of the Bohemian Designer Series Paper (or simply whatever patterned paper you have on hand). Secure the designer paper directly across the center of the white cardstock.  Stamp the sorry for your loss sentiment from the Hot Diggity Dog stamp set on the bottom right hand corner of the white cardstock using smoky slate ink.  Grab the adorable little “bone” image and randomly stamp it on the top and bottom of the white cardstock using smoky slate ink.  Run a piece of ribbon across the designer paper (I used some retired chevron ribbon so choose something that coordinates with the colors you are using). Punch out a piece of white cardstock with the “note tag” punch. You can stamp one of the dog images on this piece (I chose to stamp a sentiment from one of my older stamp sets). Adhere it over the ribbon as shown.  For the finishing touch, add a few coordinating buttons.

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Smoky Slate 3/4" Chevron Ribbon

Smoky Slate 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon
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Vintage Butterfly Basics

Butterfly Basics VintageGood Morning and Happy Monday! I’m going to start off the week with a beautiful vintage style project for all of you! It has been awhile since I played around with some vintage style card designs…yes, I am long overdue for one! I love projects that showcase the old tattered look of vintage. So, let’s take a look at how to create this card.

Start with a piece of blushing bride cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of crumb cake cardstock. Grab your Butterfly Basics stamp set and your crumb cake ink. Start by stamping one of the sentiments in the lower right hand corner of the crumb cake cardstock. Stamp the little netting image 4 times on the upper half of the card. Stamp the little postage image as well. I used the “stamp off” technique to stamp all of the background images. Ink up your image and stamp it once on a scrap piece of paper and then stamp it, without re-inking, on your project.  It gives the image a more subtle look. Distress the edges of your cardstock with a distressing tool. Sponge a bit of crumb cake ink on the distressed edges and all over the front of the cardstock (to give it a worn look).

Next, cut out a butterfly using blushing bride cardstock and a piece of typeset designer paper. Use one of the butterfly framelits which coordinates with the Butterfly Basics stamp set. Layer the two butterflies together and set it on the top part of the crumb cake cardstock. Don’t adhere it yet because you want to use it as a guide so you can do a bit of paper piercing. The paper piercing is all free hand (sorry). If it helps, lightly draw out a squiggly design with a pencil…then just follow the line and pierce little holes into your cardstock. Once you have your paper piercing completed, simply adhere the butterflies to the top of the card so it looks like the paper piercing is coming out of the tail. For the finishing touch, embellish with some pearls. Enjoy!

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Stampin' Distress Tool

Stampin’ Distress Tool
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Wild About Flowers

Good Morning! Today I have another project for you which showcases the Wild About Flowers stamp set. You might recall a post I made a few weeks back which showcased this exact layout and stamp set. I thought I would share this card again only this time with different colors and images from the set. It really shows you how versatile the set is as well as the card layouts I share. Yes, you can use these layouts over and over again with really any stamp set and colors you like.wild about flowers Let’s take a look at how to make this card.  Start with a piece of whisper white cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of daffodil delight cardstock and emboss it with the new butterfly embossing folder. Adhere the embossed piece to the front of your card base. Cut a 2 3/4 x 5 1/4 inch piece of pear pizazz cardstock for a matte and a 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock for stamping on. Grab your white cardstock and stamp some of the flower stems across the bottom of this piece using pear pizazz ink. Next, grab the coordinating flower (the one that matches up with the stem/leaf image you chose) and stamp it on top of the stems alternating between calypso coral and daffodil delight inks. The stamps are photopolymers so you can see exactly where to stamp them allowing you to line up the images almost perfectly! Stamp a little sentiment in the corner using soft suede ink. Adhere the pear pizazz cardstock behind the white piece with all of your stamped images so that it serves as a matte for your stamped images. Adhere to your card front with dimensionals. For the finishing touch, embellish a calypso coral bitty butterfly with some pearls and adhere it to your card with dimensionals. Enjoy!

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