Monday, August 31, 2015

August Paper Pumpkin Take 3

Finally, the last sample from the Paper Pumpkin kit that arrived in August...

I have part of the cut up box on the page as well as the piece of Chalkboard paper that I had cut out a circle from to use on a card...

There is a piece of English Garden designer series paper added as well as some Winter Wonderland vellum.

The sentiment is from Friendly Wishes and I found some other fun embellishments to add as well.

Make sure to get in line for next month's fun kit!  You can purchase one by clicking here.
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Sunday, August 30, 2015

August Paper Pumpkin Take 2

This segment of the Paper Pumpkin samples involves the cards.  I don't think I made any of them exactly like the samples and I added a few embellishments and different stamps.

The card bases made it hard to take pictures without a glare since they have metallic gold on them...

I used the Elegant Dots folder on the flower die cuts that I did not use on the boxes. 

Since I didn't use all the flowers on boxes, I also had extra parts for the inside of the flowers and chose to add that part to cards.  It is difficult to see, but it is a fringed piece that I rolled the edges of a little bit.

On these cards, I used the You've Got This stamp set.  You will also see part of the box that I cut up on the two cards below.

A close up of the flowers...

And the final card was made with a card base that did not come with the kit and a few other pieces that didn't as well...

Hope you like these ideas, I one more for tomorrow!

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

August Paper Pumpkin Take 1

I am going to break up sharing the August Paper Pumpkin ideas into three parts.  Given that I will soon be harvesting potatoes and not able to find time to stamp, I should probably stretch that into about 4 parts, but I figured that was too many! 

The last few months, the first thing that happens when the Paper Pumpkin kit arrives is my daughter asks me if she can have it!  She is 9 1/2 and loves all things about paper crafting which is great.  I gave her one of each item this time to play with...soon I will probably just have to get another box for her :)

There were three precut, prescored boxes in the kit so after giving her one, I had two more to play with.  The first one (above) I made mostly like the sample.  You can probably see on the close up that I stamped the "for you" more than once - I used the yellow chalk box ink and white craft so it is kind of shadowed and stands out a little bit.

For the second box, I went to the paper cutter before doing anything else and cut off the top and flaps of the box.  Some of those pieces end up on other projects you will see later.  Then, I made a piece out of Very Vanilla card stock that slides over the box to close it.

I added a piece of Winter Wonderland designer vellum and the banner piece and sentiment tag.  On these two boxes, I only used the stamps that came with the kit but you will find in the next two segments that I added a few others into the mix.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Happily Ever After

A little while ago I was playing around with wedding cards and this one happened to come out of the bunch.  It uses the Big News stamp set for the sentiments and the Tin of Cards stamp set for the accents.  

I added a strip of Pretty Petals designer series paper, some linen thread, basic pearls and a Very Vintage button to complete the card.

Big News, Tin of Cards
Pear Pizzazz, Island Indigo ink
Very Vanilla card stock
Pretty Petals dsp
linen thread
Very Vintage buttons
basic pearls
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Thursday, August 27, 2015

First Day Arrows

Yesterday was the first day of school for my kids.  There was some grumbling about going back, but truthfully I think they were ready.  

I found some wooden arrows while shopping at Target the week before and decided to make some fun signs for the first day pictures.

Each one has designer series paper that is attached with mod podge.  Since the arrows were more than 12", there is a splice in the paper where the straight part meets the triangle of the arrow.  To cover it up, I used ribbon...

The "Grade" and number are attached to the arrow with Velcro so that I can either use them another year and change the numbers or just decorate them completely different and use them for something else...

My letters were cut out with the Big Shot using the retired Typeset Alphabet Bigz dies. 

The numbers are placed on 2" circles and that piece is added to a 2 1/2" circle.

Although it is difficult to see, I have found a tip for anyone who is using the Fine-tip glue pen that will be found in the Holiday catalog.  Don't use it for ribbon or it will show through...Now, I can't say that I don't like the glue - it is great for sequins and other embellishments, but just not ribbon (although it may possibly work well for the thicker ribbons, I haven't tried those).
Whisper White, Basic Black, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay card stock
Typeset Alphabet Bigz dies
2" circle punch
2 1/2" circle punch
Schoolhouse dsp
Best Year Ever dsp (SAB 2015)
Bohemian dsp
mod podge
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Best Thoughts

I don't think I have tried this color combination in the past, but I think it will be one I will use again.  The colors are Mint Macaron, Blackberry Bliss and Very Vanilla...

I chose the Best Thoughts hostess stamp set for the images and used the Decorative Dots folder on the background.  The popped up layer is cut out using the Labels collection framelits and I added a piece of Farmers Market designer series paper and a little knot made with the Venetian crochet trim ribbon.

Best Thoughts
Mint Macaron, Blackberry Bliss ink
Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss card stock
Labels collection framelits
Decorative Dots folder
Venetian crochet trim ribbon
Farmers Market dsp
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Collect Moments

When I began working on this page, I envisioned a background looking like water...I am not entirely convinced I achieved that, but I still am happy with the way it turned out.

For the background I used the Watercolor Wash stamp set and used Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky and Pool Party inks randomly.  Then I added some images from Work of Art with Bermuda Bay ink and some sequins.

The elements on the page all come from the Let's Get Away Project Life card collection and accessory kit.  Behind the card that has the title, I added a piece of Calypso Coral that was embossed with the Large Polka Dots folder.

I added a brights designer button as an accent as well...

Let's Get Away Project Life card collection and accessories kit
Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay ink
Watercolor Wash, Work of Art
Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral
large polka dot folder
designer series buttons
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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Birthday Pillow Box

In the Holiday catalog there are several new thinlits that are all lots of fun, but I chose to share the Square Pillow Box thinlit with you today.  I picked the Pretty Petals designer series paper to make the pillow box and added some Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla card stock layers for decorating. 

The thinlit cuts the pieces out (you have to cut two of them to make the box) and also scores for you. 

To decorate I used the Something to Say stamp set and some Calypso Coral  thick baker's twine, Venetian crochet trim ribbon and metal rimmed pearls. 
Something to Say
Old Olive ink
Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla card stock
Pretty Petals dsp
metal rimmed pearls
Venetian crochet trim ribbon
thick bakers twine
Tear and Tape adhesive
linen thread
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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Quick Birthday

On the card I made today, I am using a piece of designer series paper from something a little bit different.  It is not from a paper pack, but if is part of the packaging used on the Watercolor Wishes card kit.  The kit has a belly band wrapped around it and that is what I cut down to use on this card.

I added a few simple stamped images from the Butterfly Basics stamp set and then added the strip of designer series paper and some linen thread. 

Butterfly Basics
Soft Suede, Memento Black ink
Whisper White card stock
Watercolor wishes card kit
linen thread
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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!