Saturday, December 24, 2016

Another Great Year Paper Pumpkin

Check out the December Paper Pumpkin.  I really like the rotary stamp with the kit this month.

I love that Stampin' Up! creates a short video to guide you through the  way they envision the kit to be used.

But this time they also created a video with some alternate ideas

This scrapbook layout is probably my favorite alternate.  I HAVE to try this one!

I love banners, it can add just that extra something to any event.

 and there is this striking card

For the first time Stampin' Up! is making this complete kit (yep, the rotary stamp and the marker too) available.  So if you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber you can order the kit.  It makes a wonderful gift or project to work on with family or friends.  

Check out Pinterest for more ideas using Paper Pumpkin kits

Thanks for looking!


Friday, December 16, 2016

Paper Piecing Technique Video

Do you save scraps of your favorite papers?  I do!  Stampin' Up! created this video to show us a great way to use those scraps to make beautiful custom backgrounds.

I think I might just have to cut some paper just to create some scraps!


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Dinosaur Birthday Card

Diverting from Christmas cards to show you the birthday card I made for my Grandson.  He loves dinosaurs!

I stamped the dinosaur from No Bones About It in Garden Green onto a Whisper White panel.  I stamps the splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge in Always Artichoke and a second time without reining.

That is layered onto a panel of Always Artichoke then I attached a piece of  5/8" Burlap Ribbon with the Handheld Stapler. The stapler is being discontinued so grab one now.  It takes a standard mini staple.  

The dinosaur layers are placed on a piece of retired Designer Series Paper from Botanical Garden.  That's layered onto Pear Pizazz and finally I put it on an Old Olive card base.  I added a googlie eye and stamped Happy birthday! from Party With Cake onto a banner and layered it on the top.

Thanks for looking!  Be sure to check out the great sale items in the Year End Closeout.  Use December Host Code H43H9MF9 when shopping online with me.


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Silver and White Merry Christmas

I needed several cards for my mom.  My sisters and I take turns each year doing a daily Advent gift for my mom and one for my dad!  I saw a similar idea and made a couple changes and came up with this simple elegant card. 

The card base is Whisper White Thick, and I layered another white panel on top (have I mentioned I love white on white?) popping it up with dimensionals.  The snowflake and words from Holly Jolly Greetings are stamped in Smokey Slate which looks silver "ish" to me.

I cut the Merry from Christmas Greetings Thinlits from Silver Glimmer paper and used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere it over the snowflake.

Finished it with some Silver Glimmer paper stars.  I think my mom will love them!

Thanks for looking!  When shopping from my online store be sure to use the December Host Code H43H9MF9


Monday, December 5, 2016

Merry Christmas 3D Ornament Card

Here is another white on white Christmas card.  Loved using the Stitched Shapes Framelits as a backdrop for the ornament

The base is Whisper White Thick, the layers are Shimmery White.

I cut the round ornament from Delicate Ornament Thinlits twice, scored it in half and glued the two pieces together, layered it onto two sizes of the Stitched Framelits.

I cut a small piece of Gold Glimmer paper and fit it around the top of the ornament, and added a strand of Gold Bakers Twine to "hang" the ornament.

I embossed the"Merry"in gold, stamped Christmas in Basic Black and scattered some rhinestones on the front.  Both are from the Holly Jolly Greetings set.

Thanks for looking!  I hope you try making this fun card!  When you order supplies from my online store be sure to use the December Host Code H43H9MF9


Friday, December 2, 2016

A Simple Thank You Card & Year-End Closeouts!

I absolutely love the Best Badge Punch and the coordinating Stamp Set Badges and Banners.  AND it's a bundle so you can save 10% when you buy both!

The "Thank you" is from the Thoughtful Banners set and punched with the Duet Banner Punch.  The Banner Punch is on sale right now! 

The sunburst in the background is from Kinda Eclectic.

One card uses Crumb Cake and Soft Suede, the other is Watermelon Wonder.  I added a Rhinestone to one, and an enamel star on the other.  The banner is mounted with a Dimensional in the center.

Looking for a bargain?  Stampin' Up! is offering some great deals.  Click here to see all the Closeouts

Most are while supplies last so please shop online here and use my December Host Code H43H9MF9 .  Thanks for looking!



Sunday, November 27, 2016

Paper Pumpkin November Video

I think this might be my favorite Paper Pumpkin kit so far.  Stampin' Up! has a YouTube video to show all the elements and how to put it together.

Here are some alternate ideas you could choose to do with the kit.  I love the color combination!

Even though I'm an experienced stamper I love getting this kit in the mail.  I think it would make the perfect Christmas gift whether you are giving it to a new or experienced stamper!  Purchase a prepaid subscription on my online store here, choose a 1 month, 3 month, 6 month or 12 month!

Refill kits are available now for this kit, but they are only available to current Paper Pumpkin subscribers.

Don't forget the Online Extravaganza going on through tomorrow, Monday, November 28. Tomorrow only there are some additional 24 hour while supplies last items:

Thank you for looking!


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving Turkey Card

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I wanted to share this card I sent to my Grandsons.  I don't often use retired product but I just had to use the feathers.

The body is from the Owl Builder Punch.  I just trimmed off the top, added some googlie eyes and cut a beak, tucked a red punched flower behind it. 

Before I adhered the turkey onto the Very Vanilla layer I stamped some elements from Gorgeous Grunge.  Layered that on to Cajun Craze card stock and used Very Vanilla for the card base.

The feathers are Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry.  The body is Chocolate Chip.

Don't forget to check out all the awesome products on sale through November 28.  Click here to see the entire list.

Thanks for looking!  Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Holiday Extravaganza Sale Starts Tomorrow

Starting tomorrow for one week only, November 21 - 28 Stampin' Up! is offering some fantastic special sale prices.  The following items are available tomorrow, Monday, November 21 only:
Here is a card I made using the Delicate Ornament Thinlits.  It's a favorite set of mine!  Details will be posted soon.

Below are all the deals.  The items available all week can be ordered along with the 24-hour only sale items.  It's time to fill your wish list and do your Christmas shopping for the person in your life that loves to stamp (even if that is you)!  You can also see the complete list HERE

Some of these items are while supplies last so to make certain you get the items you want please go my online store to order these supplies and they will be delivered to you directly.  Use Host Code XBXTGGM2 for any order under $150 in product.  At $150 you qualify for hostess benefits!

Thanks for shopping with me!  Contact me if you have any questions!


Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack for great product up to 60% off


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Heat Embossing with Delicate Ornament Thinlits

I saw this technique and had to try it!  Rather than cutting with the Delicate Ornament Thinlit I applied Versamark to the thinlit and embossed.  I love it!  Scroll down to see an awkward angle photo so I could get the shimmer

Set up your big shot as if you were going to use an embossing folder.  In place of a bottom cutting mat use a couple sheets of fun foam. Add your paper,  carefully apply Versamark to the thinlet and place it on your paper being careful not to move it at all.  Place a cutting mat on top and run it through the Big Shot.  Carefully remove the die and apply the embossing powder.  Brush off any stray specks with a small paintbrush.  Heat emboss.  It's such a delicate look

I highlighted with Smoky Slate ink with an Aquapainter then Clear Wink of Stella over that.  I used the Pine Bough embossing folder for the branch. Added some Silver Metallic Thread to make it look like the ornament was hanging.  Finished it off with a rhinestone and a bow made from 1/8" Smoky Slate Stitched Ribbon.

This is the only angle I could get the shimmer to show.  My base card is Whisper White Thick.  I used Silver Glimmer Paper behind my top layer.  So much prettier IRL!

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

4" Paper Mache Letters Christmas Joy

I have been decorating paper mache letters for every season and occasion for some time.  I was so excited to find these small 4" letters!  I knew that they would be perfect for a hostess gift.

I started by tracing the letter onto This Christmas Designer Series Paper and Red Glimmer Paper then paint the letters with acrylic paint.  While the letters are drying I cut out the paper letters.  I used Tomorrow Multipurpose Adhesive to adhere the paper.  I applied a little Soft Suede ink to the edges with a sponge dauber, it hides the white core of the paper a little.

Embellish as little or as much as you would like.  I used ribbon, charms, rhinestones, fussy cut pieces of Designer Series Paper, and a star cut from the Star of Light Framelits

Have fun making your own letters!


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Pretty in Pink Happy Birthday

I was challenged to make a card using Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Blushing Bride & Watermelon Wonder.  Here is what I came up with.

The pink ink behind the word happy is Blushing Bride applied to the Very Vanilla layer with the sponge brayer.  It was actually the first time I'd used the brayer and I really liked it.

I cut "a bunch" of flower and leaf elements from the Botanical Builder Framelits using Blushing Bride and Watermelon Wonder Card Stock.  I cut the word "happy" from the Hello You Thinlits using Early Espresso Card Stock.  Used Tombow Adhesive to arrange the leaves, flowers and word.

I added some Rhinestones to the flower centers, stamped "birthday", from Number of Years, in Watermelon Wonder Ink then immediately sprinkled Clear Embossing powder on it and embossed it.  You have to be quick or the ink dries and won't emboss.

The base card is Very Vanilla with an Early Espresso layer between the base and top layer. This is a simple card that makes a big impact. I leave the edges of the flowers and leaves unglued to give more dimension to the cards, but it still mails nicely.

Thank you for looking!  All the products I used can be purchased through my Online Store.  If you order be certain to use the November Host Code XBXTGGM2 for orders less than $150 in product.  A $150 order qualifies for FREE product!


Friday, November 11, 2016

Framed Collage

Last night I attended a fabulous Christmas Party with fellow demonstrators.  This is what I took for the gift exchange.

I started with a frame designed for a shadow box, though you could use any frame, just leave the glass out.  I started by cutting squares of Silver Glimmer Paper to fill my space then started cutting dozens of elements  from Whisper White, Shimmery White and Silver Metallic Paper.

Here is the project without the glass.  I knew I wanted the center image to be the sheet music from the This Christmas Designer Series Paper so I worked out from there.

So while the gift was fun to make it was supposed to be "all about the wrapping".  Here is the picture of the wrapping.  I only snapped this 1 picture  -- what was I thinking?

I made a box – Real Red base, Whisper White top.  I used some Candy Cane Lane Washi tape for the ribbon then made some poinsettias with the Festive Flower Builder Punch.  Added some leaves and pinecones cut using the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  Tucked in some strings of Whisper White Mini PomPoms.  It's hard to tell from the photo but the word "merry" (cut from Christmas Greetings Thinlits) was mounted onto a strip of window sheet so it floats above the flowers.  Finished the box off with Rhinestones scattered over it.

It was such fun to create this.  I hope I have inspired you to try your own framed art and packing!  I'd love to be your demonstrator.  Order all these supplies from my online store.  Be sure to use the November Host Code XBXTGGM2 when placing your order.  If your order is $150 don't use the code – you will automatically qualify for hostess benefits.


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Fall Thank You Card

Fall is such a beautiful time of year and my inspiration for this card.

It's a simple layout but I love it.  Crumb Cake base, Very Vanilla layer.  

The oak leaf from the Vintage Leaves set was stamped on Chocolate Chip card stock with Versamark then embossed with that yummy Copper Embossing Powder.  I used the coordinating Leaflet Framelits to quickly die cut it.

I stamped the banner from Thoughtful Banners in Chocolate Chip and the "thank you" from the same set in Early Espresso.  It comes in a bundle which includes the Duet Banner Punch to make cutting that banner so fast!  Mounted the banner with a Dimensional in the center

I added some loops of Copper Metallic Thread behind the banner.  I stamped some splatter in Crumb Cake and Mint Macaron on the vanilla layer.

Hope I've inspired you to make a card!  Thanks for checking out my blog.