Thursday, October 26, 2017

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - Pining for Plaid

Welcome to our fabulous A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop!  Every month I receive a surprise card/project kit from Stampin' Up!.  I love this Christmas themed kit!  

I think this is a really different and awesome kit of shaker cards!  I decided to stick with the shaker card theme for my card and added a little candy stocking stuffer project.

All the details for my card and my project are below.  I have put an asterisks next to items that were in addition to the Paper Pumpkin kit.

Details for the card:
  • *Thick Whisper White Card Base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4"
  • *Large Letters Framelits for JOY
  • Plaid cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Use one and a half of the small vinyl window sheets and attach using glue dots
  • Attach letters to a scrap of Whisper White using glue dots
  • Use dimensional strips to pop card front for shaker card and add sequins
  • Sentiment from the Paper Pumpkin kit is stamped in Cherry Cobbler
  • Gold Banner and sentiment banner are attached with glue dots
  • Stamp inside sentiment also in Cherry Cobbler

Details for the project (Inspired by this project): 
  • Plaid cardstock  4 1/4" x 2 1/4" and score at 1 3/8", 1 7/8", 3 1/4", 3 3/4"
  • *Mini Tic Tacs container - found at Dollar Tree 3 for $1
  • Use *tear and tape to adhere plaid cardstock around Mini Tic Tac container
  • Sentiment from the Paper Pumpkin kit is stamped in Cherry Cobbler
  • *Mini Gold Sequins 10" is wrapped and tied around 
  • Gold Banner and sentiment banner are attached with glue dots

I hope you enjoyed my card and project.  Thanks for visiting!  
Your next hop in the blog is Maria!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Christmas Card Idea #1

In September we had great Christmas card classes!  Today I will be sharing one of the designs and later this week I will share the other design & details!

1.    Stamp sentiment in Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White scrap.
2.    Punch sentiment out with Pretty Label Punch.
3.    Fold Garden Green cardstock on score lines fan/accordion style.
4.    Use snail to adhere (from front to back) green & white DSP, mittens DSP, mittens DSP (larger), Whisper White panel (smaller), green & white DSP (larger to the scored Garden Green cardstock.
5.    Use snail to adhere Whisper White to Cherry Cobbler piece.
6.    Use snail to adhere Garden Green cardstock with all layers to Whisper White & Cherry Cobbler piece.
7.    Use snail to adhere sentiment.


Christmas Happiness Stamp Set
Cherry Cobbler cardstock (5 1/2” x 4 1/4”)
Garden Green cardstock (11” x 4 1/4” score at 3,   5 1/2 8, 9 1/2) 
Whisper White cardstock (5 1/4” x 4”, 2 1/4” x 4”, scrap) 
Be Merry DSP
Green & White (2 3/4” x 4”, 1 1/4” x 4”)
Mittens (2 1/4” x 4”, 1 1/4” x 4”)
Cherry Cobbler Ink
Pretty Label Punch
Snail Adhesive
Whisper White Envelope

Inspired by Cheryl Smith’s card

Thursday, October 12, 2017

OSAT Blog Hop - Fall/Halloween

Happy October and welcome to another OSAT Blog Hop!  The theme for this month is Fall or Halloween!  I normally am not into Halloween very much, but this year I am definitely more into it!  We recently attended the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and that made me excited for Halloween.   

I always do a little something for my niece and nephew for Halloween.  My nephew in particular is super into Harry Potter right now as he just read all the books.  The combination of Harry Potter & Halloween just seemed like the right fit then for my card & project!

To me it's easiest to share the details on the card and project with a list of each element. Here's all the card details:
  • Basic Black card base - 11" x 4 1/4" and score at 5 1/2"
  • Cherry Cobbler layer - 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" 
  • Brick Wall is Cherry Cobbler cardstock  1" x 4".  I then used the Brick Wall embossing folder with Cherry Cobbler ink applied to it.  It was popped with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Basic Gray layer is  4 " x 5 1/4" cardstock.  I used a Post-It note mask for the moon punched with a 1 3/8" circle.  I then sponged all over the cardstock using Smoky Slate ink.
  • Branch - Seasonal Layers Framelits branch using Early Espresso cardstock and adhered with the adhesive sheets.  This was trimmed once adhered to the Basic Gray layer as it was longer than the card front.
  • Cat was punched out of the Spooky Nights DSP using the Cat Punch.  I used the adhesive strips to adhere the cat & witch hat as a I wanted a little thicker pop than the Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Witch Hat was cut out of the Spooky Nights DSP.
  • Hedwig (the owl) was stamped in Versamark on Smoky Slate cardstock.  It was then heat embossed using Whisper White powder.  I added a little Crushed Curry marker for the eyes and cut it out with my paper snips.  Hedwig is adhered using glue dots.
  • The sentiment is from the Stampin' Up! set Spooky Cat.  It was stamped on Crushed Curry cardstock in Cherry Cobbler ink.  The Classic Label Punch was used to punch it out. 
  • The inside of the card is a Whisper White layer of  4 " x 5 1/4" with a 1 1/2" x 4" layer of the Spooky Nights DSP in the potions pattern as it was perfect for this card!

I created the project as I was creating the cards.  The Hedwig, cat, and sentiment elements are exactly as described above.  The treat holder is a 6" x 6" piece of the Spooky Nights DSP.  I thought the potions pattern was perfect for this project!  It is a diaper fold where you fold it diagonally in the middle so you have a triangle.  Then you fold from the right and left and then fold the top part down to create a little pocket.  I tucked in my new favorite Halloween candy.  They are cauldron Skittles and a Halloween mix of Starburst.  We had them at Mickey's Halloween party and I LOVED them!  I might have recently purchased multiple bags of them at Target!!

I hope you have enjoyed my card & project!  Your next stop in the hop is from Jennifer!  Enjoy the hop!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

ICS Blog Hop - Ribbon of Courage

Woo Hoo it's the first Wednesday of the month you know what that means RIGHT? ICS Blog hop time! Our theme this month of October is all Colors of Courage!  October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so this is a very fitting theme.  Enjoy the hop and feel free to leave us some love in the form of a comment, we love hearing from you!

These cards showcase Patty Bennett's One Million Dollar Achiever stamp set titled Ribbon of Courage.  It also has coordinating framelits.  The color combinations are Melon Mambo & Blushing Bride and Tangerine Tango & Pumpkin Pie for breast and kidney cancers.  The hearts and flowers were stamped and then followed by cutting out the ribbon with a framelit.  This showcases the eclipse technique that has become one of my favorite!  I use the foam adhesive strips for this technique because it pops more than the Stampin' Dimensionals.  The sentiments are stamped in coordinating colors and cut out with the Duet Banner Punch.  

There are so many different colors representing different cancers.  Here is a great color chart from the American Cancer Society.

I hope you enjoyed my cards!  The next stop in our blog hop is Deb!

Cards Supply List from Stampin' Up!:

  • Stamps: Ribbon of Courage
  • Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
  • Inks: Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie
  • Embellishments: Duet Banner Punch, Support Ribbon Framelits, Big Shot, Cutting Pads, and Magnetic Platform
  • Adhesives: Snail, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Foam Adhesive Strips

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

2017 World Card Making Day Sales

From October 1st-10th Stampin' Up! is offering a discount on some card making supplies in honor of World Card Making Day on Saturday!  Contact me today to place an order!!!