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.
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
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
I got both color and sketch inspiration over at Hand Stamped Sentiments for this Paper Pumpkin alternate sample. The card I made is pretty true to the sketch except for the heart rather than the off-kilter rectangle of the original sketch.
I also tried a little bokeh technique to see how that would look. I think the heart turned out pretty good. I think I need a little lighter touch in places, but it's a learning process.
Here's what I used:
Stamps: Sweet as Pie (September 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit), Wish Big (July 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit)
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Tangelo Twist, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantelope, So Saffron, Tangelo Twist, Tangerine Tango, Gold Metallic Encore
Extras: Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker's Twine, Hearts Collection Framelits
My Paper Pumpkin Kits arrived today and THE BEST THING HAPPENED! I put one of these cute pie boxes together at my craft table while my 11-year old non-crafty son watched YouTube videos about other people playing video games (sigh)... Just as I was finishing up by giving my pom pom a haircut, I decided to show it to him. I said "look what I just made!" and he actually answered, "Whoa!"
So, of course, I asked MJ if he wanted to make one and he... wait for it... STOPPED THE VIDEO and made one immediately! Then he ran out of the room and threw it in his 13-year old brother's face... I try to focus on the small victories. MJ paid attention to me and STOPPED THE VIDEO to create with me if just for a few minutes. Here's his along with my box. I'll admit, he lost interest before the haircut part.
Here's what I used:
Stamps: Sweet as Pie photopolymer set (October 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit)
Paper: October 2013 Sweet as Pie Paper Pumpkin kit
Ink: Old Olive
Extras: October 2013 Sweet as Pie Paper Pumpkin kit
I'm showing the projects from our Stampin' Extravaganza that was held Saturday. This majority of this project was created by Loydean W.; Christine E. and Tammy J. did some work on it as well. Tammy J. and Melissa J. demonstrated the project at the event.
The two tags are a great way to finish off a gift. When they were working on them, they hung one on a wine bottle and it was perfect for that! The back panel says "To: From:" so it is easy to write on. For the event, they used Blender Pens and stamp pads for coloring, but if I were to do just a few, I'd opt for my Blendabilities that I've just ordered.
I love the detail on this nutcracker. They did paper piecing on that one.
This is probably the best Santa stamp of the year as far as I'm concerned.
I hope you'll be able to make it to our next Extravaganza in the early spring. Keep your eyes out for the invite in late January or early February!
Here's what we used to create these tags:
Stamps: Santa Stache (wood $21.95; clear $16.95), Wondrous Wreath for the to: from: on the back (photopolymer $25.95)
Paper: Basic Gray, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White, Trim the Tree DSP stack
Ink: Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate, Jet Black StazOn
Extras: Rhinestones, Mini Brads, Whisper White Cotton Ribbon, Angled Tag Topper Punch, Deco Labels Collection Framelits, Mustache Framelit
We had our semiannual Busy Bee Stampin' Extravaganza Saturday and boy, did we have a good time. We made seven projects and had a blast. Out of the seven, I had a hand in designing three. The first, I've already shared on this blog back in August. Click here to see that post. This is the second one and honestly, my favorite of the ones I helped create.
I was pretty pleased with it. Carol S. was the one that suggested the stars on the cover and Christine E. really was the brain behind Ruduloph's nose. My sister, Sharon B. and Dianna R. got to be the ones to teach this project. I heard great comments from people. The customers seemed to like it.
Here's what we used to make this project:
Stamps: Holiday Home (photopolymer $15.95 *available in a bundle see below)
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Under the Tree Specialty DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Extras: Homemade Holiday Framelits*, Pearls, Mini Brads, Lucky Stars TIEF, Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen Ribbon, Linen Thread, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Tag a Bag Gift Boxes.
Holiday Home Photopolymer Bundle ($31.95)
I had a challenge this week to make a Paper Pumpkin project that is not exactly as directed. So I found a good sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, opened my box of leftover Paper Pumpkin supplies and created this card and envelope:
These are the kits I pirated in order to come up with the project:
Stamps: August and September 2014 (Seriously Amazing & Boo-tiful Bags)
Paper: May and September 2013 (The Good Life & Wahoo)
Inks: July and September 2014 (Wish Big & Boo-tiful Bags)
Baker's Twine, Stickers: September 2014 (Boo-tiful Bags)
Moon: August 2014 (Seriously Amazing)
I got my new demonstrator magazine and it had some cute cards in it and I've taken the sketch and changed up colors and stamp set. Here's the guy:
I used good old-fashioned Stampin' Write Markers to color all of this guy except his face. For that I scribbled Blushing Bride AND Crumb Cake onto a plastic sheet and used a Blender Pen to ... blend.
Here's what I used:
Stamps: Santa Stache (wood $21.95; clear $16.95)
Paper: Hello Honey, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Brights DSP Stack (Pacific Point), Champagne Glimmer Paper
Ink: Gold Metallic Encore Ink and Stampin Write Markers (Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Hello Honey, Pacific Point), Blendabilites (Pumpkin Pie Medium)
Extras: Mustache Framelit, Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape, Rhinestones, Candy Dots Brad Bases, Brights Candy Dots, Large Polka Dot TIEF, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder
Our good friend Tammy was unable to attend our last shoebox swap, so she sent us this completed card instead. While we sure did miss Tammy, this lovely card may have given us a little of her presence.
I have to say, sometimes, less is more and that is certainly the case here. Simply Elegant Tammy!
Here's what Tammy used:
Stamps: For All Things (wood $24.95; clear $17.95)
Paper: Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cajun Craze
Extras: Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon, Labels Collection Framelits, Lovely Lace TIEF