Friday, August 26, 2016

August Paper Pumpkin and Alternative

This month's Paper Pumpkin kit is a card kit with three different options, all different sizes.  The first picture shows you what the intended projects should look like...

I did one set of those and am working on some fun alternative projects to share with you.  The first one is this layout I made for my son's SADD conference experience last spring. 

I used pieces from all the different cards and the little gift card holder is my spot for hidden journaling.  In the background I used the Playful Backgrounds and You've Got This stamp sets.

My lettering is die cut using the Large Letters and Large Numbers framelits and they are popped up with Stampin' dimensionals.

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August Paper Pumpkin
Playful Backgrounds, You've Got This
Mint Macaron, Early Espresso, Tip Top Taupe; Bermuda Bay card stock
designer buttons
Large Numbers and Letters framelits
burlap ribbon

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

First Day!

Summer vacation is officially over for my kids, today is the first day of school.  Last year I found these arrows at a craft store and altered them with designer series paper and letters/numbers.  You can see that post here...This year, I took the same arrows and altered the other side.

When I put them together last year I added the "grade" and number layers with Velcro so I could remove them and change things and I may do that another year, but I just decided to use different paper and colors this year.  A couple of the "grade" pieces are the same as last year that I just took off the other side.

For Hunter, I used the Halloween night specialty paper in the background (a sneak peek item from the Holiday catalog) because I liked the brick design.  The number on this and the other arrows is die cut using the Large Numbers framelits.

For Wyatt, I chose the apples from the Fruit stand collection of designer series paper and his letters are cut from the Large Letters framelits, this is the one that is different from last year because on the other side of this arrow I had used Very Vanilla instead of Whisper White card stock.

There is a little bit of burlap ribbon where I had a seam of designer series paper since the arrows are longer than 12 inches.

Lastly, Maddie's is done with Blooms and Bliss designer series paper and some ruched ribbon. 

I will probably share some photos with the kids holding these another day but thought I would share the concept now.

Blooms and Bliss, Halloween Nigh specialty, Fruit Stand designer series paper
Large Numbers and Large Letters framelits
Circles framelits
2 1/2" circle punch
Typeset Alphabet Bigz dies
Mod Podge
Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Tip Top Taupe, Pool Party card stock
5/8" Sweet Sugarplum ruched ribbon
burlap ribbon
Wooden arrows


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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

To You

Today's card uses colors I don't pick out of my stash all that often lately.  I know that once I work on Christmas projects the Cherry Cobbler will be a common color for me to grab, but right now it is kind of in the back of the box.  Delightful Dijon is another one I don't grab for often, but I like the two colors together and thought I would create a card with them.

The Perfectly Wrapped stamp set was used on the card base as well as the circle and sentiment.  I also added a die cut from the Sunshine Wishes collection and some burlap ribbon (I just love that stuff even though it leaves burlap lint everywhere!).

Perfectly Wrapped
Delightful Dijon, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler ink
Whisper White, Basic Black, Delightful Dijon, Cherry Cobbler card stock
circle punches
Sunshine Wishes thinlits
Serene Scenery dsp
burlap ribbon

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Cable Knit Thank You

One of the new embossing folders in the Holiday catalog is a little different than the ones we have been using.  It is thicker and only requires one of the clear plates when you run it through the Big Shot.  The impression it leaves is deeper and really shows up on the card below.

I paired it with the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and some By the Shore designer series paper for a thank you card that really pops.

Thoughtful Branches
Old Olive, Soft Suede ink
Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Pool Party card stock
lace trim
cable knit folder
By the Shore dsp

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Monday, August 22, 2016

The Light the Shepherds Saw...

Today's card is another sneak peek from the Holiday catalog and I have used some non traditional Christmas colors on it showcasing the Starlight Thinlits Dies and Star of Light stamp set.

I chose Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party for my star die cuts and added them on top of a delicate doily. 

I added some images in the background on my Bermuda Bay layer using the same color of ink.

Star of Light
Bermuda Bay ink
Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron, Pool Party card stock
delicate doily
Candy Cane lane baker's twine
Starlight thinlits dies

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Happy Retirement

Happy Friday!  I thought I would share a retirement card I made recently using the Mixed Drinks stamp set today.  It is really not too complicated but more fun than the picture looks!  Why?  Because you can't really see that the beverage and foam are shimmery from the Wink of Stella glitter brush.

I added some By the Shore designer series paper and used sentiment from both Mixed Drinks and Wild about Flowers.

Wild about Flowers, Mixed Drinks
Basic Black, Dapper Denim, So Saffron, ink
Smoky Slate, Very Vanilla card stock
By the Shore designer series paper
Wink of Stella glitter brush

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

New Permit

I have another sneak peek item for you today in the layout below.  I used a piece of the Halloween Night specialty designer series paper as my page base - there are several designs that do not have to be used for Halloween as you can see...

I added some images from Playful Backgrounds behind my layers with Old Olive ink and then added some patterns from the Serene Scenery designer series paper pack before adding my picture. 

The little arrows were stamped using a retired Project Life stamp set and I added some epoxy stars leftover from a Paper Pumpkin kit.

My title comes from the Perfectly Wrapped stamp set and I used some circle punches for part of it as well.

The white threads are thick baker's twine that was taken apart.

Playful Backgrounds, Perfectly Wrapped
Old Olive, Delightful Dijon ink
Basic Black, Whisper White, card stock
Halloween Night specialty designer series paper
Serene Scenery designer series paper
thick bakers twine
circle punches

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I am a mom, wife, farmer and Stampin' Up! demonstrator from North Dakota. I love to stamp and scrapbook and share ideas with others so I thought I would try out a blog. Hope you enjoy it!