Wednesday, August 23, 2017

August Paper Pumpkin Mini Pizza Box

The first alternative Paper Pumpkin idea I have for you involves a mini pizza box - these adorable little 31/2 "x 31/2 " boxes are food safe and are also the right size to store 3" x 3" cards and envelopes or a little gift. They are in the Holiday catalog along with the return of 3" x 3" envelopes!

I cut down the front of one of the cards in the kit and used it on the top and sides of the pizza box before decorating.  The sentiment is actually from a previous Paper Pumpkin kit stamp set.  They always seen to come in handy!

Stay tuned for another alternative idea tomorrow!  In the meantime you can sign up for your own kit to arrive next month by going here.  AND if you are a new Paper Pumpkin customer, your first kit will be half off!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

August Paper Pumpkin

This month's Paper Pumpkin kit came at a great time for me - a few days before we start wheat harvest and I get into my combine for awhile.  That means I had time to play with it right away!  Today I am going to share the projects the way they were designed and the next two days I will show you a couple fun alternative ideas for the kit.

There is a box with a clear lid to hold 8 cards and envelopes as well as a cut little tag and ribbon to put around the box for gift giving.

Above are the cards that were intended to be made with the kit (well almost the same, I did turn the one on the right onto its side...).

And below is an alternative card idea that uses a piece of Night of Navy card stock and a paper doily (which don't come in the kit). 

While the kits are always a surprise, they are so much fun to play with whether you like the ideas or not.  It is lots of fun trying to come up with other ideas for the pieces!  If you sign up for your first kit before September 10th, you can get your first kit for half off!  This offer is only for those who have never tried Paper Pumpkin before.

You can sign up right here!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Peace Joy and Love

This week is going to be full of more sneak peek Holiday catalog projects as well as some August Paper Pumpkin ideas.  

There is some really fun specialty paper in the Holiday catalog called Merry Music, it is lightweight and has 24 sheets 4 different designs (so lots to play with!) and I chose to use some on this card along with the Musical Season Bundle (Musical Season stamp set and Musical Instruments framelits).

I started off by using an aqua painter and some Dapper Denim ink on Watercolor paper.  Next, I stamped my sentiment and images with Fresh Fig ink and then stamped and cut out the musical instruments.

I added a few rhinestones in my last step.

Musical Season
Dapper Denim, Fresh Fig ink
Dapper Denim card stock
Watercolor paper
Merry Music specialty dsp
Gold foil sheets
Musical instruments framelits

Don't forget, new Paper Pumpkin customers can get half off their first month if you sign up before September 10th!  

Friday, August 18, 2017

More Half Full

This time I have a couple cards to share with you, both in the same theme and with the same preview stamp set called Half Full.  I randomly stamped the images and colored them in, making my own designer series paper with the stamp set.  

On the one on the left, I added some Wood Textures designer series paper and a corrugated element.  On the right, I added a little burlap ribbon.  Each one has some enamel dots as well.

Half Full
Early Espresso, Emerald Envy, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron ink
Very Vanilla, Emerald Envy, Crumb Cake card stock
enamel dots
Wood textures dsp
corrugated elements
burlap ribbon
cotton ribbon

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sheet Music Note Set

I was really happy to see the addition of Acetate Card Boxes in the Holiday catalog.  They are perfect to use for gifts of cards (and of course other things too) and you can fit at least 5 standard cards and envelopes in each one.  This box contains 6 cards and envelopes so it depends on how many layers you are using on each card.

I wrapped the box with some Painted Autumn designer series paper and added some Venetian lace trim around it for decoration.

The cards in the box also used some Painted Autumn designer series paper along with the Treble Clef die cut from the Musical Instruments framelits.

Sheet Music, Flourishing Phrases
Soft Suede, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzazz ink
Very Vanilla card stock
linen thread
2" circle punch
Gold foil paper
Musical Instruments framelits

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Special Reason Sympathy

Another sympathy card to share with you again today, I have needed a few lately and like to have a variety on hand.  This one uses the Special Reason and Heartfelt Sympathy stamp sets and some of the Bundle of Love specialty paper.

I also used the Stitched shapes framelits and framed my flower images in the center of the card.

Special Reason, Heartfelt Sympathy
Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party ink
Very Vanilla, Early Espresso card stock
Bundle of Love specialty paper
In color doily
enamel dots
Stitched shapes framelits

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Flourishing Sympathy

The card I have to show you today doesn't use any sneak peek Holiday catalog items.  It is just a fairly simple sympathy card using the Better Together and Flourishing Phrases stamp sets. I have seen several used in a similar way on Pinterest and thought I would put one of my own together.

I chose Peekaboo Peach ink for the flourish in the background and stamped the image twice but only inked one time.  

To add a little texture, I added some enamel dots randomly and on part of the flourish image as well.

Better Together, Flourishing Phrases
Early Espresso, Peekaboo Peach ink
Whisper White, Pool Party card stock
Petal Garden dsp
enamel dots

Monday, August 14, 2017

Painted Harvest

 There is a stamp set called Painted Harvest in the Holiday catalog (and it pairs with the Painted Autumn designer series paper).  I really like the water colored images and the sentiments in the set and used it on today's card. 

I started out stamping the flower with Sweet Sugarplum ink and then took the flower that is just a little bit smaller and stamped it over the top with Fresh Fig.  The center of the flowers are stamped with Crushed Curry ink.

I also added a little bit of Wood textures designer series paper and some Venetian lace trim behind the sentiment.

Painted Harvest
Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide, Sweet Sugarplum, Crushed Curry ink
Very Vanilla, Tranquil Tide card stock
Wood Textures dsp
glitter enamel dots

Friday, August 11, 2017

Improves with Age

The last sneak peek project for this week uses the Half Full stamp set which has some sentiment for Christmas as well as friendship, etc.  There are wine glasses and a wine bottle included in the images as well.  

I paired it with the Painted Autumn designer series paper and chose to use the Quilt top textured folder on the card base.

Half Full
Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Garden Green ink and markers
Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Peekaboo Peach card stock
Quilt top textured folder
Painted Autumn dsp

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Be Merry

The Holiday catalog project I have to share with you today uses the Christmas around the world designer series paper pack along with the Every Good Wish stamp set and Stitched felt embellishments.  There are several Christmas themed designer series paper packs and there is another one that actually coordinates with the Stitched felt embellishments, but I decided to mix the collections up a bit on this card.

I stamped in Real Red and Night of Navy ink and chose those colors along with Whisper White for the card stock colors.

Every Good Wish
Real Red, Night of Navy ink
Whisper White, Real Red, Night of Navy card stock
Christmas around the world dsp
Stitched felt embellishments

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Spookly-Licious Box

Continuing with the sneak peek projects...I again used the Spooky Night designer series paper, this time to decorate a clear tiny treat box.  

For the front of the box, I stamped my sentiment from The Little Things on Pumpkin Pie card stock and punched it with the 2" circle punch.  Then I stamped it again on Very Vanilla and cut out the banner, popping that piece up on the Pumpkin Pie circle.

The boxes are super cute and would be great treat holders for Halloween or any other occasion.

The Little Things
Basic Black ink
Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Basic Black card stock
Spooky Night dsp
2" circle punch
Clear tiny treat boxes

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Witches Brew

This week I plan to share some Holiday catalog sneak peek projects with you.  Today will start off with a look at the Halloween designer series paper called Spooky Night and the Merry Café stamp set which coordinates with the Coffee Cups framelits.

You will also see a couple new embellishments on the card - black rhinestones and some Vintage crochet trim ribbon in black.

Merry Café
Cajun Craze, Basic Black ink
Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie card stock
Coffee Cups framelits
Vintage crochet trim
black rhinestones
Spooky Night dsp

Monday, August 7, 2017

August Stamp Club Projects

This month's Stamp Club projects used both new and older products - the layout used some new designer series paper and a punch and the cards used stamp sets that have been around for awhile along with new designer series papers and dies.

The first card has a circle cut out of the Soft Sky layer using the Layering Circles thinlits and the chair is die cut from the Seasonal layers thinlits.  The stamp set I chose is called High Tide.

For the second card, we used Floral Phrases as our stamp set and some of the Fresh Florals designer series paper stack to go along with it.

Finally, the layout uses a Whole Lot of Lovely designer series paper and the starburst punch along with some washi tape that is from the Soft Sayings card kit.

We always have room for more in both the monthly stamp club and the virtual stamp club.  Contact me for more details!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Beautiful Petals

My card today pairs the Beautiful You stamp set and the Petal Garden Memories and More card pack.  I choose one of the largest Memories and More cards and cut it down to 3 3/4" x 5".  

I added the images to the side before matting it on Old Olive card stock and then adding some rhinestones for accents.  It is really a quick way to put a card together and still have lots of detail.

Beautiful You
Basic Black, Sweet Sugarplum, Old Olive ink and markers
Petal Garden Memories and More card pack
Sweet Sugarplum, Old Olive card stock

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Holiday Catalog Previews

It is soon time for the Holiday catalog to come out again and I thought I would share a couple new product videos with you today!  There are so many fun new things that will be coming it is difficult to pick what to share with you.  

Soon I should have some new product samples ready to share as well - hope you enjoy the sneak peek!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

July Paper Pumpkin kit and Alternative Idea

Last month's Paper Pumpkin kit was a card kit that had lots of fun elements - wood cuts, watercolor images, stickers, washi tape...and of course the stamp set, ink and adhesives which are always included.  

I only created one alternative project this time, a 12 x 12 layout using the stamp set, one of the card bases, washi tape, a couple of the stickers and a woodcut.  

The rest of the images in this post are of the cards the kit was intended for...

There were two sizes...

If you think you would like to try out next month's Paper Pumpkin kit, be sure to sign up before August 10th!  You can go here to start!

Don't forget you can also preorder the Carols of Christmas bundle (or individual items) this month as well!

Carols of Christmas Clear-Mount Bundle
Carols Of Christmas Clear-Mount Bundle 146037
Price: $45.00
Begin your holiday decorating with these darling Christmas ornaments, trees, and cheerful phrases. The stamp creates a magical Christmas ambiance and the die quickly cuts out peaceful scenery images.

Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.

Carols of Christmas Clear-Mount Stamp Set
This set heralds the need for more stamping! The carols reverberate loud and clear with peace and magic. It’s perfect for spreading holiday cheer.
* Quantity: 13 rubber stamps
* Suggested clear blocks: a, d, g, h

Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies
Create your own die-cut Christmas ambiance with the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies and the Big Shot. Cut out stamped images and detailed die-cuts with just a few turns of the Big Shot handle.
For best results, use the Big Shot Precision Base Plate with detailed images.
*11 dies
*Largest image: 3-7/8" x 2-1/16" (9.8 x 5.2 cm)

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