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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Oh, Goodie! Tags 4 You

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We made this cute bag tag at June's July Beach House Stampin'. It is just fun to say, "June's July..."  June B. was our hostess for the July Beach House stampin', you get it.

I wanted to feature some of the stamp sets on the carryover list to make sure people knew that they were still available.  Two sets were used here. The Melon Mambo label bracket shape actually says, "Have a Holly Jolly Holiday" and is from Tags 4 You. I didn't want all that holiday message for the middle of July. I just wanted the bold border. Answer: cover it up. The other set is called Oh, Goodie.

Here are some other samples I made up with the same shapes, but different colors. These were gifts for my Paper Pumpkin subscribers that came over last week and the ones who are starting the group in the fall. For these I used some retired ribbon which is still awesome.



Here's what I used for the Beach House tag:
Stamps: Oh, Goodie (wood $10.95; clear $8.95), Tags 4 You (wood $19.95; $15.95)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Whisper White, Brights Collection DSP Stack (Melon Mambo)
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo
Extras: Bittty Banners Framelits, Chalk Talk Framelits, Label Bracket Punch, Ticket Duo Punch, Bermuda Bay Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Another Coach Thank You

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My son's tournament lacrosse is over and this is the card I made for that coach... Yes I know what's the difference between a tournament team and a regular team? They seem about the same to me, but it means I purchase another uniform (which is awesome according to my son) and go further to games. Nevertheless, the coach deserves a thank you. Really anyone dealing with sweaty 13-year old boys in large groups deserves a thank you (and a medal).

Can you guess the team colors?  I bet you can if you put your mind to it. I used the sketch over at The Paper Players to shape the card. I switched the spot of the focal point, but kept the elements.

So, this is the second time I've made this same mistake with foil paper. If I wasn't in a hurry to get this card to the recipient, I would have re-stamped the focal star. In this close picture, you can see how reflect-y this foil paper is and how cheap I am for using the back side of a piece of card stock.  Wanna know what that reflected image is?  It was me practicing making a Christmas tree out of the the Work of Art big swoosh. But for future reference: when elevating a stamped image above a foil paper... remember that the foil is like a mirror... duh. Coach won't notice and the folks at The Paper Players have all bee there before... I hope!




Here's what I used:
Stamps: Simply Sports (wood $29.95; clear $21.95)
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Silver Foil and Regals DSP (Night of Navy)
Ink: Basic Gray, Pear Pizzazz
Extras: Stars Collection Framelits, Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Night of Navy Seam Binding Ribbon, Pear Pizzazz Cotton Ribbon

Monday, July 28, 2014

July Paper Pumpkin Stamps & Ink

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We did this card at Beach House Stampin' this week. It uses the stamp set and ink from the July 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit. I've CASEd this exactly from Jolene H. on Stampin' Connection.

So that is it. I promised stamps and ink from the kit today. I also used a banner left over from the June 2014 kit with the pinwheels. I guess I've finally figured out that the stuff in the kits is great for accents and accessories.

Next Paper Pumpkin event is August 27, 2014 at my place. Make sure to sign up before the 10th! There is a 50% off deal for the first two months for first time subscribers. Check out the Promo Page to see how!



Here's what I used:
Stamps: Wish Big (July 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit)
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Sand, Moonlight DSP Stack, White Banner (June 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit)
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Extras: None


Sunday, July 27, 2014

June Busy Bee Swap: Tanya F!

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I've got a good card for you today, but a quick post.  Tanya brought this design for us to make at our last shoebox swap meeting.

Simple and effective. I mean what more do you need?  Bling, flower, glimmer, tag, and texture.



Here's what we used to make Tanya's card:
Stamps: Work of Art (wood $29.95; clear $21.95)
Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Pacific Point
Extras: Petite Petals Punch, Brights Candy Dots, Rhinestones, Silver Ribbon, Chalk Talk Framelits, Perfect Polka Dot TIEF

Saturday, July 26, 2014

DSP Pizza Box

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This cute pizza box is a project we'll be making at Beach House Stampin' today.  This is VERY easy to do and would be easy to mass produce.


The box is 4" X 4". I'm thinking of making these for gift cards. I would have to put a card stock base in there so the card wouldn't flop around, but still, that would be simple as well.


Customers tomorrow are going to be able to pick from four packs of DSP to make this. Mine is bright and has a young feel, but I've got papers for every mood!

Check out the promotions below.



Here's what I used:

Stamps: Hello There (Hostess Set)
Paper: Sweet Taffy DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Extras: Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine


Friday, July 25, 2014

Hello Honey, Brilliant!

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I grabbed two challenges and came up with a pretty cool, quick card. It took me awhile to decide on my papers. First I was stumped by the DSP choices because I had an embarrassment of riches. With the Moonlight paper stack and the Lullaby DSP selection, there were lots of Hello Honey patterned papers to choose from.

After choosing the DSPs I had trouble deciding on the background papers. I tried Chocolate Chip (too red), Early Espresso (that one was a close second), Hello Honey (washed out the DSPs too much), Whisper White (too much contrast), Soft Suede (close as well) and finally I ended up with Baked Brown Sugar. That choice was, of course, Brilliant! The Monochromatic color challenge from the folks at The Paper Players was the inspiration.

Once the papers were chosen, this card came together very quickly. I did have to rotate the squggly striped paper to make it diagonal, but that too, went quickly.

The team at Create with Connie and Mary came up with this simple sketch which is perfect for showcasing the DSP that is on sale this month.
To make the star stand out more, I cut a Whisper White one as a bright shadow. I also made a star trail with that great ribbon.  My high school art teacher, "Uncle" Dave as we referred to him (not to his face) would be quite disappointed. He hated when we drew "hairy suns" or "hairy stars."



Here's what I used:
Stamps: Be the Star (wood $28.95; clear $20.95)
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Champagne Glimmer, Moonlight DSP stack, Lullaby DSP
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar
Extras: Stars Framelits, Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Getting Scrappy!

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I had a bunch of scraps on my crafting table today and decided to put them to use for the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches. Tissue paper from my Paper Pumpkin Box? Check! Leftover brad from June kit? Check! A shaving of a piece of Silver Foil from my garbage can? Check! And what do you get?  Awesomeness!

Yep, I made that flower out of scrap tissue! Talk about a bonus in your Paper Pumpkin Packaging! Love it.



Here's what I used:
Stamps: None
Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, Silver Foil
Ink: None
Extras: Big Brad from June 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit, Large Polka Dot TIEF

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Loydean's June Swap

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Waaay back in June our group had our last shoebox swap of the catalog year. The theme was any new/in new catalog set. Loydean brought this cute card for us to make.

Super easy and super cute (even though I left off the DSP panel that was supposed to be on the Night of Navy card: oops!).

The crab and the lobster from this set are tres adorbes (is that a real language?) Anyone who gets this card can't possibly help but feel a little better.

Thanks Loydean!


Here's what we used to make Loydean's card:
Stamps: Sassy Salutations (wood $23.95; clear $17.95), Sea Street (wood $22.95; clear $16.95)
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Real Red
Extras: Circle Punch, Scallop Punch, Circles Framelits, Rhinestones

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Four You, Mixed Bunch

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Well, well, well have I got something bright and beautiful for you today (okay, more accurately, bright and bold.

What I wanted to do for my post today was to try and use my Blendabilities markers. I don't have many open-design stamps, so my options are limited.  I've used both the Daffodil Delight and the Pumpkin Pie marker collections to color this blossom and the area surrounding it.

The colors from this card come from the DSP called Sweet Taffy. Don't forget that DSP is on sale this month.  The sketch comes from the folks at Retro Sketches. My little FORK BOW is in honor of the challenge over at SUO (Stampin' Up! Only).

Here's that close up of that BOW!



Here's what I used:
Stamps: Four You (wood $14.95; clear $11.95), Mixed Bunch (wood $27.95; clear $21.95)
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Sweet Taffy DSP
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Extras: Blossom Punch, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities Markers