Friday, December 30, 2016

Love You Lots

Well, it is a little early for Valentine's Day, but I have a sneak peek of some more products from the Occasions catalog and the end result is a Love card...

I cut out the middle piece with the So Detailed Thinlits dies and added some Cherry Cobbler card stock behind it with dimensionals.  Then I stamped the images above and below as well as the sentiment with Cherry Cobbler ink.

To finish it off, I added a Sending Love embellishment with some glue dots. 

Sealed with Love
Cherry Cobbler ink
Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler card stock
Sending Love embellishments
So Detailed Thinlits

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

December Paper Pumpkin Alternatives #2

As promised - more alternative Paper Pumpkin projects!  I have three cards for you today using new stamp sets from the Occasions catalog.  The first uses the High Tide set.

I stamped the images on a piece from the Paper Pumpkin kit as well as putting another pattern behind it...

The second one uses the Urban District stamp set, Urban Underground embellishments and the Hexagons dynamic textured folder...

And finally, the most simple one uses the Sending Thoughts stamp set and some ruched ribbon...

December 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit
High Tide, Sending Thoughts, Urban District
Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, So Saffron, Sahara Sand, Marina Mist, Basic Black ink
Whisper White, Basic Black, Old Olive, Smoky Slate, Night of Navy card stock
ruched ribbon
Hexagons dynamic textured folder
Urban Underground embellishments

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

December Paper Pumpkin Alternative #1

This month, the Paper Pumpkin kit was a mini album and it had the cutest clear pages with designs and saying on them to add in the album in different places...Well, my daughter got the album so I just took a few of the pages and made some alternative projects.  Today I will share a 12 x 12 scrapbook layout and tomorrow I will have some cards to share with you.

I took a piece of Basic Gray card stock as my background and added some Tasty Treats specialty designer series paper in the background before adding pieces of the Paper Pumpkin kit. 

As accents, I also used some of the new lace doilies (one cut in two pieces) and a couple of the Sending Love embellishments (you will love these!). 

December 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit
Basic Gray card stock
Tasty Treats specialty dsp
lace doilies
Sending Love embellishments

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Succulent Garden

I made this card box to use as a Christmas gift and filled it with some cards of various occasions.  It is a metal box (maybe called a recipe box?) and I covered it with the Succulent Garden designer series paper from the Occasions catalog. 

I have used these boxes a few times over the years and at one point made a template for cutting out the handle holes on the top of the box - that sure makes putting the designer series paper on a lot faster!

I added some Sweet Sugarplum ruched ribbon and some Old Olive cotton ribbon around the box, added some designer buttons to cover up where the ribbon ended and then did a little decorating on the front with the Blooms and Wishes stamp set.

Blooms and Wishes
Sweet Sugarplum ink
Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum card stock
2" and 2 1/2" circle punches
tea paper lace doily
enamel dots
designer buttons
ruched ribbon
cotton ribbon
Succulent Garden dsp
tear and tape adhesive

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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you all!  One last Christmas card to share with you today to celebrate.  I have used the Stitched Shapes Framelits, some Pinecones and Petals designer series paper and the Wonder of Christmas stamp set.

To accent the card I added a lace doily and some gold metallic baker's twine.  This one would be great for reproducing if you had lots to make and was one of my stamp a stack cards this month.

Wonder of Christmas
Delightful Dijon ink
Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Mint Macaron card stock
tea lace doily
gold metallic baker's twine
Stitched Shapes framelits
Petals and Pinecones dsp

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Sending Thoughts

There are a few different stamp sets in the Occasions catalog that are just sentiments and I have chosen to use one of them on the card today paired with another Sale-a-bration stamp set.  The sentiment set is called Sending Thoughts and the Sale-a-bration set is called Avant Garden.

I again used some of the Cupcakes and Carousels designer series paper in the background - I promised I will share some of the other designer series papers too!  :)

I added a little bow with some linen thread to the flower stem using liquid glue.

Sending Thoughts, Avant Garden
Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral ink
Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso card stock
Cupcakes and Carousels dsp
linen thread

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Thursday, December 22, 2016


The stamp set I chose to use today is called Beautiful You and has three images of a woman in different poses along with a couple of stamps to color her in and 8 sentiment stamps.

I added some Cupcakes and Carousels designer series paper and a lace doily behind the image.  It is colored in with So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach and Pool Party markers.

Beautiful  You
Early Espresso, Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, Pool Party ink and markers
Very Vanilla, Peekaboo Peach card stock
lace doily
Cupcakes and Carousels dsp

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The First Time

Today's card is another sneak peek using some masculine elements.  I chose the Urban Underground specialty paper as an accent and embossed some Crumb Cake card stock with the Hexagons dynamic textured impressions folder and sponged it with Soft Suede ink.  The embossing folder is a thick one similar to the Cable Knit folder in the Holiday catalog and leaves a great impression. 

The stamp set is called Nailed it and there is a coordinating framelits set that goes along with it.  I colored the saw blade in with the Wink of Stella glitter brush.

Nailed it
Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede ink
Wink of Stella glitter brush
Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Very Vanilla card stock
Hexagons dynamic textured folder
Urban Underground specialty paper

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

High Tide

Another sneak peek project for you today using the High Tide stamp set that is in the Occasions catalog.  It is a set with that you can do several steps with and has some great sentiments as well.  I chose to make this one with a simple background just showcasing the lighthouse and sentiment.

There area also some bird images, grass, a sun and a light beam along with three other sentiments.

High Tide
Tip Top Taupe, Pool Party, Basic Black ink
Very Vanilla, Pool Party card stock

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Do It All

This week will be one filled with sneak peeks from the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs that will be available in January.  I would have shared them sooner, but some bad weather and blizzards delayed my preorder shipment by a week!  The wait was terrible, lol!

The first one uses a stamp set from the Sale-a-bration catalog called Designer Tee and it will coordinate with a stamp set and framelits set in the Occasions catalog as well.

I colored the cake image in with So Saffron and Bermuda Bay makers and added two designs from the Cupcakes and Carousels designer series paper pack behind the sentiment layers.

Designer Tee
Early Espresso, So Saffron, Bermuda Bay ink and markers
Peekaboo Peach, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla card stock
Cupcakes and Carousels dsp

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Blooms and Wishes Sympathy

I wanted to use some colors that I don't often pair together on this sympathy card using the Blooms and Wishes stamp set.  I chose Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder. 

The sentiments are from Better Together and I added some enamel dots to a few of the flowers to add some texture and a pop of color.

Blooms and Wishes, Better Together
Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder ink
Whisper White, Perfect Plum card stock
enamel dots

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Poinsettia Christmas

This card was recently in a couple of my stamp a stacks and features the Reason for the Season stamp set and again the This Christmas specialty paper. 

I also used the Stitched shapes framelits and the note tag punch popping both of those layers up with Stampin' dimensionals. 

This is one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets and I love to use Cherry Cobbler for the flower petals.

Reason for the Season
Soft Suede, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler ink
Whisper White card stock
This Christmas specialty paper
note tag punch
Stitched shapes framelits
enamel dots

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Flowers for You

Once in awhile I make some blank cards to either add a sentiment to later or just leave blank since I have orders for them occasionally.  This one uses the Stitched shapes framelits (are you sick of me using them yet?!) and the Number of Years stamp set.

I used a retired embossing folder for the background on Crumb Cake card stock and then added a strip of This Christmas specialty paper.  The linen thread is wrapped around the Crumb Cake piece and attached in the back with washi tape.

Number of Years
Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler ink
Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler card stock
This Christmas specialty paper
linen thread
Stitched shapes framelits
zig zag embossing folder

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Winter Thank You

I was playing around with the Thoughtful Branches set again one day and came up with this winter themed thank you card.

I added some snowflakes with white craft ink and some This Christmas specialty paper behind the trees.

It is a pretty simple card but I love the way it turned out. 

Thoughtful Branches
Soft Suede, White craft ink
Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake card stock
This Christmas specialty paper

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Monday, December 12, 2016

November Paper Pumpkin

I really loved last month's Paper Pumpkin kit, the only thing that would have made it better...?  Full sized cards instead of the smaller ones.  So I improvised and made them into 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" gift card holders.

The picture above is the original card idea for which the kit was intended.  Below is the alternative version...

I put tear and tape adhesive on three sides of the back of the front piece so that a gift card could be placed in the top.

The background piece was embossed with the Pine Boughs folder before I added gift card holder piece.

November 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit
Dapper Denim card stock
Pine Bough folder
tear and tape adhesive

Remember, you can sign up for a monthly Paper Pumpkin kit at any time or give them as gifts!  Just go here to get started!

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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!