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Friday, October 31, 2014

Last Year's Noel Paper Pumpkin Kit

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Whew! We've come to the end of a long week here. I had a bunch of neighbors over here last night to cap off the busy times. We had a great time socializing but, I was ready for bed by the time they left. I did make a card with a neighbor girl from an old Paper Pumpkin Kit. If yo are a subscriber, you can by refills of the paper items for past kits. This one from last November was a big hit then and is still one in my opinion.

I don't own any sewing-machine-like device, so this litte garland was a treat to receive. I'm going to make some alternates with the kit probably based on something I find on my Pinterest board for this kit.

Happy Halloween!



Here's what I used:
November 2013 Noel Paper Pumpkin Kit... that's it!


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Endless Wishes & Holiday Home

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This card is one I received in a swap last month. It was created by Bobbie Hartsell.  It is a calming, beautiful card.

Bobbie did a lovely job with the coloring on this piece. Imagine, she did this ten times



Here's what Bobbie H used:
Stamps: Endless Wishes (photopolymer $15.95); **Holiday Home (photopolymer $,95)
Paper: Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, All is Calm Specialty DSP, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Either Jet Black StazOn or Tuxedo Black Memento, Markers in Real Red, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate and So Saffron.
Extras: Lucky Stars TIEF,** Homemade Holiday Framelits, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter

**Bundle Price $31.95 Save 15%!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October 2014 Paper Pumpkin Alternates

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I just sent a mass e-card to all of my customers and NONE OF THE LINKS WORK! Ugh. They all worked in the preview screen! And now I cannot get the e-card back. Dagnabbits! Basically, it says I need four NEW Paper Pumpkin subscribers by Friday. Perhaps my readers will want to help me out. I've copied the e-card message at the end of this post.  In the meantime, here are a couple of cute ideas for the October Paper Pumpkin kit.

The note card above is a CASE from Meg Loven over at Loven Stamps. (I bet that link works.) It was a simple way to use some left over pieces of the kit.  all I added was the Very Vanilla note card.

This other card was my own invention. If I were to do it again, I'd use some layers and stamps straighter, but the card was a big hit with the Paper Pumpkin Playdaters on Sunday.

I've got to go check my links. Ugh!



Here's what I used:
Stamps: Sweet as Pie (October 2014 Sweet as Pie Paper Pumpkin Kit)
Paper: Very Vanilla
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango
Extras: Owl Builder Punch, October 2014 Sweet as Pie Paper Pumpkin Kit

Hello Friend-o!
Ever thought just a tiny bit about trying Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up?  Now’s the time. I need four NEW people to try this subscription service by Friday, October 31. If you sign up by Friday you will receive:
a stamp case for your new stamps,
a pick from my prize box
$5 off their next order AND my undying gratitude and stampin’ support.
I’m not messing around. Oh, yeah, you’ll also get the November kit which will be pretty awesome.
Try a prepaid subscription: 
            one-month ($19.95 item number 137858)
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You can also straight-up subscribe:
            go to and click join to get started
            $19.95 per month no item code
Here’s a video of September’s kit. This is a link to my Pinterest page. There I have samples from the last five months of the program. These subscriptions make great gifts and fun parent/child activities.
Give it a try! I’ve been having a blast with my groups. Join us for some fun!
Enjoy your Stampin’! Call me if you need me! 360.502.1881 or 360.652.1634

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Festival of Trees & Merry Everything Punch Swap

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Today I have this great card to share with you. I made ten of them for a group swap with the theme of : Punches.  I've used three different punch shapes on this card and I punched five times. Do you think that qualifies?

The idea for this card came from one by Heidi Baks on her blog, Runningwscissorsstamper. I copied her sketch and stamp set, but changed up the colors.

I wanted my card to fit in the envelope for mailing, so I had to re-position the tag. Also, since the colors were so strong, I opted for a candy dot rather than any kind of ribbon. To give the Baked Brown Sugar tag a little dimension, I colored the edge with an Early Espresso Marker.

When I do these swaps with the Longview group, I prepare ten samples of the same card and mail them off to our swap organizer, Sherron. A week or so later, I get one package ten different samples from other demonstrators in the group. It is a great way to get ideas and also make connections with other stamping-minded folk.



Here's what I used:
Stamps: Festival of Trees (photopolymer $15.95), Merry Everything** (wood $21.95; clear $16.95)
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Under the Tree Specialty DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Garden Green
Extras: 2-1/2” Circle Punch, Note Tag Punch**, Tree Punch, Regals Candy Dots

Merry Everything and the Note Tag Punch are available with bundle pricing saving you 15%. Bundles (wood $32.95; clear $28.95)


Monday, October 27, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream!

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I CASEd my friend Carol Sanderson to come up with this project. We made today during our Paper Pumpkin Playdate.

This was Carol's card that she sent to me via email. I've changed a couple of things like the crust and topping, but the card is purely Carol's.
This is Carol Sanderson's alternate project using the Paper Pumpkin kit for October 2014.
For my whipped cream, I punched four 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Very Vanilla pieces and then felted them.  All that means is that I used my bone folder to break the fibers until the paper could be split into two thinner pieces.  So, after all four were felted, I actually had eight scallop circle pieces.  I stuck those together with a brad, misted the paper to soften things up a bit then crumpled each layer individually. Presto: rosette! To give it a little color I dipped the edges in some Cajun Craze ink and then misted again.

The crust is just a piece of the pie-shape that I cut off and then edged with the scallop border punch. It sits up on dimensionals. The card was a big hit. Thanks Carol!



Here's what I used:
Stamps: Sweet as Pie (October 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit)
Paper: Cajun Craze, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Pie Boxes (October 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit)
Ink: Cajun Craze, Night of Navy
Extras: Mini Brad (holding the whipped cream together), Scallop Border Punch, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Merry Everything Extravaganza Thank Yous

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The Extravaganza orders are in and ready for pickup.  On these big events, I like to include a little thank you card with the deliveries.  This is the one my customers are getting this time around.

I got sketch inspiration from the folks at Fab Friday.  I also opted for this card to go with the note card size which is 3-1/2" X 5".

I haven't had a chance to use this set yet. I got it as a thank you for giving a speech about Stampin' Up! kits at a demonstrator event in early September. I didn't get that matching punch until a couple of weeks ago.

I still just love Blackberry Bliss. Seriously a great color.



Stamps: Merry Everything** (wood $21.95; clear $16.95)
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Color Me Autumn DSP
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Extras: Color Me Autumn Designer Washi Tape, Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon, Silver Mini Staple, Note Tag Punch**

Merry Everything and the Note Tag Punch are available with bundle pricing saving you 15%. Bundles (wood $32.95; clear $28.95)


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Simply Sports for Coaches

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Ah, yes, it is the end of my son's cross country season which means we can relax a bit. Wait, no! the other son is in flag football until mid-November and early November he starts basketball again! Ack. No rest for the wicked I suppose. Anyway, I made a card for each of Pook's Cross Country Coaches.

I did pay some attention to the envelopes on these as you may have noticed. I used the Stars Decorative Mask on the flaps and the Envelope Liner framelit to cut DSP for the insides.

Sketch inspiration came from Freshly Made Sketches. I've rotated the sketch 90 degrees and also moved the circle accent over.
Here's a look at all three of these bad boys.  I guess I better start thinking about the football coaches and the basketball ones also.



Here's what I used:
Stamps: Simply Sports (wood $29.95; clear $21.95) Yippee-Skippee! (wood $18.95; clear $14.95)
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes
Ink: Real Red, Tuxedo Black Memento
Extras: Circle Punches, Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks

Friday, October 24, 2014

Extravaganza Star Card

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This is another Extravaganza product. The card was a big hit and customers ordered a lot of Star framelits and Large Polka Dot Embossing Folders. I bet the reason is because the card is versitile: all ages, genders, occasions work for this one.

Jessica brought this one to the group for selection. The original card was by Dawn Olschefske over at DOStamping. It was posted back in August when we started project proposing.
#cardmaking, #dawnolchefske, #diy, #dostamperstars, #dostamping, #papercrafting, #stampinup, #thursdaychallenge #starframelit #birthday #DSC087

Deb and Jessica were the team that demonstrated this to the customers and as far as I can tell, the project went great.  They were supported on the big shot by Robin.

I may have to make a few of these this weekend in Spartan colors for my son's coaches. Coop's cross country season ended on Wednesday. He ran first for his school and was a muddy mess when he finished. But, judging from the ear to ear grin and the non-stop chatter, I think he had a good time.



Here's what we used:
Stamps: And Many More (wood $36.95; clear $26.95)
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Lost Lagoon
Extras: Tangelo Twist Stiched Satin Ribbon, Large Polka Dot TIEF, Stars Framelits

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Pie... Never too Much!

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I'm still playing with my new Sweet as Pie Paper Pumpkin kit. This sentiment comes from the kit as does the Hello Honey yarn.

I also thought that this sentiment and the pie-shaped triangle background would be a good submission for the My Pumpkin Challenge blog this month. Their theme is: Sweets & Treats.

So, I've got Espresso, Honey, Tangelo and Pie... Is that sweet enough?



Here's what I used:
Stamps: Sweet as Pie (October 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit)
Paper: Early Espresso, Tangelo Twist, Whisper White, Color Me Autumn DSP
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist
Extras: Envelope Punch Board (tag corners), Hello Honey yarn (October 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit), Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Tiny Triangles TIEF, Chalk Talk Framelits