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Monday, November 24, 2014

Paper Pumpkin for the Paper Players

Hello Friend-o!

It is Monday and time for another Paper Pumpkin Project.  I love this month's kit.  I created this card with the Simply Snowflake stamp set, a couple of rhinestones, twine and a die cut snowflake all from the November Paper Pumpkin kit. (I still have a kit to sell if you want one!)
 


 
I got my sketch inspiration from The Paper Players. I only changed the sentiment placement on this one.
 



Check out the Online Extravaganza stuff! Stampin' Up's big Holiday sale is starting today... only online. Please use Hostess Code YWJGJFBK when you place your order here.

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what I used:
Stamps: Simply Snowflake (November 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit)
Paper: Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky
Extras: Silver Basic Metal Buttons, November 2014 Simply Snowflake Paper Pumpkin Kit, Rhinestones
 




Sunday, November 23, 2014

Festival of Trees in Suede

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Today's card is another from our Busy Bees swap on Friday. I bet you can guess our theme: Christmas or Winter.  To see my swap project, click here and to see Loydean's click here. This one is Sarah's. I love the rustic feel of the Soft Suede paper.  This color combination is right up my alley.
 


This makes me think of all of the natural things we use to decorate for Christmas... like pine cones, trees, and wreaths... it must be that earthy color!
 

We hand-cut our banner and hand-colored the baubles on the tree. This card was clean and simple and I loved it!

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what we used to make Sarah's card:
Stamps: Festival of Trees (photopolymer $15.95)
Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Trim the Tree DSP Stack
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Soft Suede
Extras: Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine, Circle Punch, Banners Framelits, On Point TIEF
 

 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Wonderful Wreath Joy!

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I attended the November Busy Bee swap last night. There were 12 of us in attendance and each prepared one card to have the group make.  I showed mine earlier this week. See it here.  This card is the simple one that Loydean brought for us.
 


With such a large group, we all ran the items through the Big Shot before the meeting. So, to make Loydean's card, all we had to do was to glue the card to the base, put washi tape across the front and then cut tiny pieces of dimensionals to raise up the "Joy." Very nice card and very quick to make.
 

Wanna know what brings me joy? Stampin'... and getting a good deal. Both of those things are happening on Monday. Make sure to check out the Online Extravaganza for some great deals! I'll keep you updated!

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what we used to make Loydean's card:
Stamps: None
Paper: Lost Lagoon, Whisper White and Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: None
Extras: All is Calm Designer Washi Tape, Wonderful Wreath Framelits

Friday, November 21, 2014

Age Awareness

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My son needed a card for a birthday party for a 12 year old.  He told me, "just make it regular, not fancy." With that as my instruction, I broke out the great birthday set, Age Awareness, and created this card.
 


Not only is this card great for a kid, it was also simple to create.  There isn't much to tell except for that rhinestones photograph funny.

I had to add the candy dots. Without them the card was too plain. With them I still think I fall under the heading of "not fancy." Mission accomplished!

By the way... Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza starts THIS MONDAY November, 24, 2104. Keep your eyes out for more information. I've seen the list. There is some good stuff on there.


Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what I used:
Stamps: Age Awareness (photopolymer $15.95)
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Real Red
Extras: Brights Candy Dots, Rhinestones

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Santa Stache Spinner

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My good friend Carol B. pinned a very cute card on Pinterest and asked if we could make it for the Beach House Stampin' event this month. Anything for Carol B. This is my bare bones version of Deb Valder's original card.
 


I bet you're wondering why his mustache is a bit off kilter. The reason why is this stache spins when you pull on the star string... see?
 

For Deb's original post which features a very good instructional video, click here. To see her superior work check out the picture below.
 
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Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what we used to make our spinner Stache:
Stamps: Santa Stache (wood $21.95; clear $16.95)
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Blendabilities (Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Skin Tones)
Extras: Mustache Framelits, 1/2" Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punches (star), Whisper White Baker's Twine

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

That's the Ticket!

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Colleen, our Beach House Stampin' hostess for November, requested that we do a mini coffee cup for that stamp camp.  I created this super-simple version. The simple cup offset the more time-consuming turkey that I showed here on Sunday.
 


I didn't have any normal-weight Christmas DSP, but the Back to Black paper gave me a nice neutral pallette to which I could add some Christmas red. To make this, I ripped one mini cup apart and used it as a template to cut my own cover. I had to trim the bottom a bit. Next time I think I'll sand the bottom edge to make a cleaner edge.
 

It has been ages since I used the That's the Ticket set, and it worked out great size-wise and theme-wise for this project. Next month we're going to do another cup, and add a cute little tote for it.  I hope the Beach House Stampers will like it!

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what I used:
Stamps: That's the Ticket (wood $22.95; clear $16.95)
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Back to Black DSP
Ink: Real Red
Extras: Ticket Duo Punch, Real Red Cotton Ribbon and Mini Coffee Cups that Colleen gave me... Thanks Colleen!

 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christmas Bliss for the Busy Bees

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This is my card for our Busy Bee Christmas/Winter swap this Friday. (And not to brag, my swaps are all ready!... okay, maybe to brag.) I CASEd this card from Lisa of Alberta, Canada. She blogs at LA Stamper. The card below is the one I've prepped for the Bees.
 


I like the trim at the top of the focal panel. I layered Pear Pizzazz Cotton Ribbon over Lost Lagoon Stitched Satin ribbon. It is possible that is what Lisa did on her card too, but I couldn't tell from her picture which is below.
 
 

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what I used to make a version of Lisa's card:
Stamps: Christmas Bliss (photopolymer $15.95)
Paper: Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate
Extras: Lost Lagoon Stitched Satin Ribbon, Pear Pizzazz Cotton Ribbon, Decorative Dots TIEF
 

Monday, November 17, 2014

November's Paper Pumkin is Pretty!

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Boy, the November Paper Pumpkin kit sure is pretty!  It is most of the colors from the All is Calm Suite in the Holiday Catalog. Here's the projects made as the directions say.
 


The kit has enough supplies to make eight cards and a dozen of these double-layered tags. The card has an expanding gate fold that is pretty cool. Check it out.
 



And these tags are great! I've saved the letters I punched out so I can use them on another project.
 



I'm hoping that they start selling refills for this kit because I'm all in! Speaking of past kits, I have several that are still for sale.  I have four kits: Wahoo, Framed Love, Sweet as Pie and this one: Simply Snowflake. Let me know if you want one!  Wahoo is $12, the others are $19.95.

Come on over this week to play with Paper Pumpkin!  Thursday the 20th at 7:00 and Sunday the 23rd at 1:00.

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what I used:
Stamps, Paper, Ink and Extras: November 2014 Simply Snowflake Paper Pumpkin kit.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Curvey Keepsake Turkey

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At Beach House Stampin' yesterday, I took several requests.  The hostess, Colleen, requested a Curvy Keepsake Turkey and this is what we made. It was great fun!
 


This bad boy used a lot of trips through the Big Shot to make, but I think it was totally worth it.  He's perfect for stuffing with some tasty goodness for a Thanksgiving treat. Look how fat he is! Yum.
 

And here's what he looks like right before we prepare for the feast! Run if you can, little bird. Run if you can.
 

Enjoy!

Laura

Here's what we used to make this guy:
Stamps: None
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Early Espresso, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Whisper White
Ink: None
Extras: Circle Punches (1-3/8" & 2"), Owl Builder Punch, Triangle Punch, Itty Bitty Accents (Heart), Feathers Framelits, Curvy Keepsake Box Framelits, Woodgrain TIEF, Neutrals Candy Dots.
 
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