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Monday, September 29, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Playdate!

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I had five ladies over on Sunday to play with our Paper Pumpkin kits.  Everyone brought their own kit and we assembled some as the directions told us to. Others, however, we went rogue... primarily with the help of people on Pinterest.  Here are three of the cards I made today.  All I used extra was paper and ribbon... some retired, some current. Here's the lot (also showing projects shown in previous posts).

I actually still have more of my kit left and have given some things away to the folks that came over earlier this week. This first card is a case of Leanne's from over at Literally My Joy (via Pinterest). Love the bats made with the Bitty Butterfly punch.

The second, also found on Pinterest wasy by Julie and I've changed this one a little. Her original card is here.

And lastly for today, I wanted to make a non-Halloween card. I dove into my stash of retired papers and found this Sycamore Street paper in Rich Razzleberry, which I thought looked kinda cool with the Blackberry Bliss. What are your thougths on this birthday-ish card?



Here's what I used:
Stamps: Bootiful Bags (September 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit)
Paper: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake, Tangelo Twist, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Sycamore Street DSP (Retired)
Ink: Smoky Slate, Tangelo Twist,  Tuxedo Black Memento
Extras: Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon, Tangelo Twist Stitched Satin Ribbon, Cupcake Builder Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch
Extras from the September 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit: Sequins, Basic Black Baker's Twine, Printed die cuts, Stickers.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Happy Hour Flip Card

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This is the last of the projects that we made at Beach House Stampin' this month. Linda, our hostess, had requested that we do a flip card and this is what I came up with. The photo is a little dark. The colors should be Whisper White and Pistachio Pudding.

Flip cards are fun. Instead of turning a page to open it, you pull it apart to reveal the other side. The panel in the middle does a little flip to reveal the other side.

The close ups show some of the detail that we added. There is my FORK BOW, and that cute colored pearl. I colored those with a Cherry Cobbler Blendability (probably the medium shade, but don't quote me on that.) The martini glass is also detailed. We colored the contents of the glass with the Wild Wasabi marker and the glass with a Basic Black one.

The inside greeting is more flat to keep the card flat enough to get in an envelope.

Some of the people at the stamp camp did an extended version which gives you another panel for writing.



Here's what I used:
Stamps: Endless Wishes (photopolymer $15.95) Happy Hour (wood $29.95; clear $21.95)
Paper: Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, In Colors 2013-2015 DSP Stack (Pistachio Pudding)
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler Blendabilites
Extras: Pearls, Real Red Cotton Ribbon, Label Card Thinlits


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Boo-tiful Bags! (and Bats)

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This is another card made using the stamps from the September 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit: Boo-tiful Bags.  All I added to make this one was some neutral card stock. Everything else came in the kit.

I used the sketch at Hand Stamped Sentiments for inspiration and stuck to that sketch like glue (or batty little stickers).
For the border between Whisper White and Basic Gray, I used the Basic Black Baker's Twine that came in the kit. I gave it a couple spidery-lookin' knots to harken back to the Halloween theme.

It was quick and easy and kinda awesome.



Here's what I used:
Stamps: Boo-tiful Bags (September 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit)
Paper: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink: Tangelo Twist (September 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit)
Extras: Basic Black Baker's Twine and Batty Stickers both from the ... you guessed it... September 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Friday, September 26, 2014

Simple Seasonally Scattered CASE

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I CASEd this simple card from Breelin Renwick of Craft-somnia Momma. She made a lot of samples for the convention display boards and those can be found on Pinterest. I changed up Breelin's color a little, but the rest is the same.

Here's the original card from Craft-somnia Momma. She used Soft Suede instead of Mossy Meadow.

I doubled up my flowers and used pearls also. It is a beautiful, yet simple card. I can see myself making several of these at a time!

Oh, by the way, Happy Birthday sister, Sharon!


Here's what I used:
Stamps: Seasonally Scattered (wood $24.95; clear $17.95)
Paper: Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla
Ink: Mossy Meadow
Extras: Linen Thread, Itty Bitt Accents Punch Pack, Pearls

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Under the Tree Envelope Punch Board Box

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At stamp camp last week, we made this cute little Envelope Punch Board (EPB) Box. It was super simple. We used the Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper because it has such an nice, heavy weight for box making.

The DSP is cut down to a 6" square. On the EPB line the left edge up at 2" and punch/score, then move to 4" and punch/score.  Each side of the paper gets this treatment, so you'll have eight punches around the edge. A few little snips later, and you're folding a cute box.

I just finished this one off with a simple tag and large ribbon.



Here's what I used:
Stamps: Good Greetings (Hostess Set through October 31)
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Under the Tree Specialty DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Extras: Envelope Punch Board, Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen Ribbon, Petite Curly Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Crop-a-dile (for ribbon holes)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

September Paper Pumpkin!

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The September Paper Pumpkin kit arrived at my place on Monday.  I haven't had a lot of time, but I did get one of the projects made as designed. That is this first picture.


We got six printed burlap bags (three polka dot and three striped), six clothes pins in Blackberry Bliss and Tangelo Twist, sequins, stamps, twine, die cuts and more. The set that came is called: Boo-tiful bags and is pictured below. I grabbed that picture from another Laura over at Blackbird Scraps.

Since the real value of the kits is in the stamps and ink, I decided to make another sample using things I had on hand and the new stamps and ink.  It cracks me up to use that Everything Eleanor for such a dark-themed card.

The orange (Tangelo?) sequin really grabbed my flash, but I kinda liked it!



Here's what I used for my alternate card:
Stamps: Boo-tiful Bags (September 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit); Everything Eleanor (wood $36.95; clear $26.95)
Paper: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Tangelo Twist
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Tangelo Twist
Extras: Basic Black Baker's Twine & Orange Sequins (September 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit)



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Kinda Eclectic Holiday Home

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I need a fall card for a swap I'm in on Friday. I found this one on Pinterest by Robin Feicht at Stampin' Country.

kinda Eclectic Holiday Home

I cased her idea and made a few small changes for the swap. First, I added some layers. And second, I opted for some leaves blowing across the front panel rather than the sequins. I needed to "fall" it up a little.  I also omitted the small pumpkin on the step of Robin's card.  At a shoebox swap, not many people would take the time to cut it out anyway. This is how my swap turned out and now, I'm all ready for Friday.

I also added a cute door knob with a silver mini brad.  Just a little extra that I think really makes a difference.

Thanks, Robin for posting such a cute sample!



Here's what I used:
Stamps: Good Greetings (Hostess Gift through 10/31), Holiday Home (Photopolymer $15.95), Kinda Eclectic (wood $27.95; clear $19.95)
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Neutrals Ivory
Ink: Blackberry Bliss Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Blendabilities (Cherry Cobbler & Pumpkin Pie)
Extras: Homemade Holiday Framelits, Colr Me Autumn Designer Washi Tape, Silver Mini Brads

Bundle Pricing! Framelits + Stamp Set = $31.95


Monday, September 22, 2014

Challenges Met with Paper Pumpkin!

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I've been neglecting to do Monday posts that feature My Paper Pumpkin stamps and accessories.  It is still a good plan, but hasn't been followed very well. So today, I've checked out some challenges and am pumpkin-ing again. Here's the card (and envelope):

I got sketch inspiration from the Pals Paper Arts team and the colors are from Hand Stamped Sentiments. I did change the Marina Mist to Soft Sky so I could use the elements from the July 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit. Hope the folks at Hand Stamped Sentiments don't mind!

I bet you noticed...FORK BOW! In a world full of boys, learning to tie a good bow got put at the bottom of the to-do list.  Thank goodness for the fork bow. In this super close version, I think you can see the Soft Sky heart over the word "friend."



Here's what I used:
Stamps: You're Seriously Amazing (August 2014 Paper Pumpkin), Wish Big (July 2014 Paper Pumpkin)
Paper: Hello Honey, Night of Navy, Whisper White Notecards and Envelopes, Circle Tag and Soft Sky Heart Stickers (July 2014 Paper Pumpkin), Banner (August 2014 Paper Pumpkin)
Ink: Night of Navy (June 2014 Paper Pumpkin), Soft Sky (tiny heart)
Extras: Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Festival of Trees & For All Things

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This card was a big hit yesterday at Beach House Stampin'. It looks difficult, but it seemed to go really well.
I believe the hardest part was cutting out the little bird.

We inked up the tree using Hello Honey ink, then colored on top of that with Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Garden Green before stamping. The stamp was cleaned between each use.

I love finding alternate use to themed sets. Festival of Trees is very Christmas oriented. When I saw Tina Weller's card on Pinterest, I knew I'd have to CASE it.  The card was originally posted on Stamp & Scrap with Frenchie, but the artist is Tina Weller. Tina's card is below.



Here's what we used to make our card.
Stamps: Festival of Trees (photopolymer $15.95), For All Things (wood $24.95; clear $17.95)
Paper: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Color Me Autumn DSP
Ink: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Hello Honey
Extras: Hexagon Punch (for flag end), Linen Thread, Gold Basic Metal Buttons