Thursday, August 29, 2013

Black and White Wedding

When I saw the printed window sheets that came with the Quatrefancy Specialty DSP, I immediately thought of weddings! This clear acetate is printed with a Whisper White quatrefoil design. I cut the cards at 4x8, so I could get 4 of them from one sheet. The labels are cut from the Deco Labels Collection framelits--the outer one is from Modern Medley DSP, the inner one has the sentiment and a doodled border. The flower is made of tissue paper punched with the Scalloped Circle punches, with an Antique Brad for the center.

I think it makes a great wedding or anniversary card! You could use it as a thank you or bridal shower card, too!

Stamps: Loving Thoughts (inside sentiment)
Paper: Quatrefancy Specialty DSP, Whisper White, Modern Medley DSP, tissue paper
Ink: Black
Accessories: White 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain, Antique Brads, Deco Labels Framelits, Big Shot

Monday, August 26, 2013

Strawberry Birthday

We have a large family and I send a LOT of birthday cards! So that'swhat I usually make. This is a simple card that I just love! It's all about the Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the cute ruffle ribbon! Handmade cards are always a special gift, whether they're complicated or simple!

Stamps: Label Love
Paper: In Color 2013 Stack (Strawberry Slush), Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories: Artisan Label punch, Baked Brown Sugar Ruffle Ribbon

Thursday, August 22, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin Projects

Don't forget to sign up for My Paper Pumpkin before August 31! Click here to Join Now!

Use the promo code PUMPKINDEAL and get the first two months for only $10 each. These kits make great gifts for friends who don't have much time for stamping but still want to create, for students of all ages, or anyone you know who deserves a little treat in the mail!

To see what's in the first kit, check this post.

After the first month, the kits are a surprise! I can't wait to see what September's kit will be.

Here is the sample card for the introductory kit. It's made just by following the directions that come with the supplies. The only extra I used was adhesive.

But I wanted to experiment a little to see what else I could make, so I did this:

I used just the kit elements--I only added the white baker's twine to the button. And then, I decided to try something more.

I added a piece of Basic Gray cardstock and a piece of Whisper White cardstock. That's it! The rest is straight from the kit!

So make the cards the way the kit tells you to, or be a little rebellious like me and make something different! It's *YOUR* Paper Pumpkin!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Celebrate with a little burlap

Another card from August's Club meeting--this one featuring the Mosaic Madness suite of products. I'm a sucker for stamp sets with matching punches or framelits--they get me every time! This card is detailed, but it goes together quickly. See that fun burlap layer??? It's the Burlap Ribbon from the Holiday Catalog! I love it--burlap usually makes me sneeze, but this one hasn't given me any trouble at all. You can stamp on it, and the cut ends frayed just the way I wanted them to. Of course, it doesn't hurt that it goes so well with my current favorite color--Baked Brown Sugar!

My oldest son's birthday is next week--he'll be 12!  What do you have to celebrate this month?

Stamps: Mosaic Madness, Express Yourself   
Paper: Quatrefancy Specialty DSP, Baked Brown Sugar, Island Indigo, Whisper White   
Ink: island Indigo, baked Brown Sugar, pumpkin Pie, Strawberry Slush, Pool Party       
Accessories: Big Shot, Modern Mosaic emb folder, Itty Bitty Banner framelits, Mosaic punch, rhinestones, Burlap

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Birthday Shaker

We made this card at Club meeting this week. It's a Dutch fold  card (see tutorial here) with a shaker feature. Shaker cards are very easy to make! I got the idea from Pam Morgan's presentation at the Stampin' Up! Convention.

Just cut matching sized pieces of Window Sheet and Designer Series Paper (here, 3x4), seal up 3 sides with Washi tape, and then fill with small punchies. Seal up the 4th side and you're done!

Here's a photo of the inside:

I am entering this card in the Just Us Girls Technique Challenge #201.

All products Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Label Love, Sweet Essentials (sentiment)   
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Birthday Basics DSP, Very Vanilla, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Silver Glimmer Paper   
Ink: Bermuda Bay   
Accessories: Window Sheet, Epic Day Washi Tape, Basic Gray 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain,
Simply Scored, Artisan Label Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, small star punch (retired), embossing buddy

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Paper Pumpkin Palooza!

Have you signed up for your half-price Paper Pumpkin yet????

Click here to Join Now!

Use the promotion code PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin before August 31, 2013, and pay only $10 a month* for the first two months.
*plus tax, where applicable. Shipping included!

Your first month's kit will look like this:

Then each month after that is a surprise! You can cancel at any time. These kits make wonderful gifts! Everything you need (except adhesive) is included. So if Paper Pumpkin isn't for you, I know you can think of someone who would love it! Especially for $10. Teachers, college students, teens, that sister-in-law who is hard to buy for. You know you just thought of someone. Please choose me as your demonstrator, and I'll send you ideas for your kit!

The Fine Print:
For new subscribers only.
Promotion applies only to the first two months of a new subscription. After receiving two month's worth, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.

You must click "Add Promo Code" and then enter the promo code PUMPKINDEAL in the "Promo Code" field when you sign up on the website to take advantage of this promotion.
You must join by Saturday, August 31, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT).

Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family every month!


Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, d├ęcor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.
You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10, we'll send your kit around May 15. If you sign up on May 11, we'll send your first kit around the June 15.)
 A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.  

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Birthday Circle Thinlit Card

I uploaded a card using the Label Card Thinlit Die last night (see it here), and I can't resist posting one with the Circle Card Thinlit Die tonite!

These cards are so easy and fun to make!

Here are the details on the sets. I love all the "extras" included!

Stamps: Blue Ribbon, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Birthday Basics DSP, Silver Glimmer paper, Gumball Green cs, Basic Gray cs
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray
Accessories: Big Shot, Circle Card Thinlits, 1 3/4" scallop circle punch, 2 1/2" circle punch, Basic Rhinestones, Silver 1/8" ribbon

Monday, August 5, 2013

New Pretties! Label Thinlits Wedding Card

My order arrived this afternoon, just before my voice students began to arrive. (Love you, voice students!) Then it was dinner time, and then family night, and the baby needed me in and around and through . . .

So here is what I made (too) late tonite! Sorry the photos aren't great. Who knew the smallest image in Apothecary Art matches the label shape???? Too cool! I cut the Calypso Coral layer using the main die, and then fiddled with what didn't cut out. :-) The heart is from the "i heart u" die in the set.


Stamps: Apothecary Art, Pennant Parade ("Love")
Paper: Very Vanilla, Modern Medley DSP, Venetian Romance DSP, Calypso Coral
Ink: Calypso Coral, Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Label Card Thinlit, Beautiful Baroque folder, Crisp Cantaloupe ribbon

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Holiday Washi Notebooks

Are you wishy-washy about Washi???? (I've been wanting to say that for a long time!) 

Washi tape is fabulous decorative tape--like masking tape only CUTER! These are the two styles available in the new Holiday Catalog--
Witches Brew Designer Washi Tape (132156) $4.95 and Season of Style Designer Washi Tape (132155) $4.95.
Each set has 3 designs per package: 3/8, 1/2, and 5/8 width. 5 yards each.

Are these cute or what? I had to hurry and get the picture before my girls took the notebooks. They're decorated (the notebooks, not the girls) with the Label Love set and accompanying Artisan Label punch, with the largest of the Simply Pressed Clay buttons.

Washi tape is very easy to use--it's repositionable! If I can make these with a baby on my lap, anybody can do it!

Check out all the other wonderful goodies now available in the Holiday Catalog!
Click here for the pdf
Or see it here in my online store