Monday, October 9, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Back-to-Back Coordinating Holiday Kits Ending October 10th

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World Card Making Day SALE Ending October 10th!



GET 15% OFF twelve different Stamp Sets, as well as 15% OFF Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes and Very Vanilla Notecards & Envelopes (set of 20 cards with envelopes)!
NOTE: the Fast Fuse Offer closed early (on Oct 5th) due to overwhelming response. It will be offered again for another 5 days after stocks have been replenished. Please stayed tuned for more details.
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Remember, you can also find coordinating papers for some of the sale stamp sets in the B3G1 FREE DSP Sale!
ACT QUICKLY! THIS SALE ENDS 11:59PM MT on OCTOBER 1OTH!!!
Note: The stamp sets on sale are the sets only, though many of them are available as BUNDLES, with a punch or dies. If you choose to get the BUNDLE, you can get that at 10% OFF. This includes the Coffee Café Bundle, Brightly Lit Christmas Bundle, Daisy Delight Bundle, Oh So Eclectic Bundle (available in wood-mount or cling-mount, Colorful Seasons Bundle, Birthday Delivery Bundle (also includes DSP which won't count towards sale below), and the Wood Words Bundle (available in wood-mount or cling-mount).

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Halloween


Welcome to the 14th Edition of the
Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop! You'll see projects from stampers from around the world--I'm in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

This month our theme is a HALLOWEEN!!! I chose to work with the Spooky Night DSP, to make coordinating cards using the Spooky Cat stamp set PLUS the Spooky Cat Punch. You can get those last two together in the Spooky Cat BUNDLE for 10% OFF!


I decided to make a couple of simple cards, you can see both of them together in the above picture. My goal was to use the two patterns in the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (DSP) that were designed to be cut out of the paper. You can see the two different designs below, and you get two of each sheet. So, here's the math on the total images you can get: there are 15 full black cats and 15 full orange cats on each cat sheet (x2 sheets); there are 12 spooky tree images on each tree sheet (x2 sheets). That's a boatload of these cards you could make--which in the real world means 54!


Another goal for this project was not to use a bajillion supplies. I used Sahara Sand card stock for the card bases (you can make 48 card bases with two packs), and Very Vanilla card stock for some layers. These are both fabulous neutral colors that will serve you well beyond making these cards. To coordinate with the DSP, I chose the Pumpkin Pie card stock & Pumpkin Pie ink pad, plus the Basic Black card stock & Basic Black Archival ink pad. I personally added the use of the Basic Black marker and a Blender Pen, for touching up the owl after I stamped it on the DSP (I can't use a Blender Pen as well with the Archival ink, because of the waterproof properties of that pad). Our DSP seems to be very slightly coated, which gives it a beautiful sheen, but sometimes the ink doesn't stick as well as I'd like. I color with the Basic Black marker on the inside of the Basic Black Archival ink pad, to use it as a palette, and then dip my Blender Pen into it and lightly color over the areas of the owl I want to darken.


Another little supply I added is Stampin' Sponges. It's another staple item that will last you through many projects. I cut mine in 4ths or sometimes even 6ths, and use them with a single ink color, keeping them in a jewelry sized ziploc bag after use so they don't transfer ink on anything else. You can see how I sponged Basic Black Archival ink, and Pumpkin Pie ink, on the Everyday Label Punch on each of the cards. Oh, and if you check out the cool little spider web frame around the words on those labels, you'll notice that mine look a little bit different from the image in the stamp set. You can use your Basic Black marker to ink up ONLY the parts of the stamp that you want. Or, if you're like me, and you don't want to have to stare at little tiny lines wondering if you really inked them up or not, you can carefully cut the word arcs from the top and bottom of that photopolymer stamp, and only mount the center part of the stamp to ink it up in an ink pad, if that's the only part you want. Keep the cut away word arcs with the stamp set, of course, and then you can line them back up with the stamp image when you mount it, if you DO want them there!


Stampin' Supplies: Spooky Night DSP, Spooky Cat Bundle (stamp set + punch), Basic Black Archival ink, Basic Black card stock & marker, Pumpkin Pie card stock & ink pad, Crumb Cake card stock, Very Vanilla card stock, Stampin' Sponges, Everyday Label Punch, Layering Circles Framelits.

And don't forget envelopes for your cards, so you can #MakeACardSendACard!!! Our Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes would coordinate purrfectly (see what I did there?) with these cards. There are 40 envelopes in each package, so be sure to order as many packages as you need!

Unfortunately, the Spooky Night DSP is not one of the select items included in the Designer Series Paper Sale going on now through October 31st, but you might find something else you like there, so hop on over to my Online Store and make sure you don't miss out on any bargains ;-)

Click the Next arrow below to see Karie's spooky creations!
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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper Sale


October 1st through October 31st, 2017

This ain't yo momma's Buy 3 Get 1 Free Sale...you get to select from the list of papers on sale and choose which three from the list you purchase, and which one you'll take for free.

That means you can pay for three $10 paper stacks, and get a $13 package of specialty paper for FREE! And you can order as many (and get a FREE one for every 3) as you would like!!!



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Spooky Cat - October Step It Up Blog Hop


Welcome to the October 2017 Edition of the We Create Bloggers Step It Up Blog Hop! The theme is to inspire stampers with a basic design, and at least one alternate "stepped up" version of that same design. My projects this month feature several items from the Spooky Night Suite in the NEW Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog! Check out both of my projects side by side, below:


Below is my original, or simple, version. I made the medallion with Spooky Night Designer Series Paper, and punched the cat image out of the paper using the Cat Punch. I just noticed there's no stamping on this version!


I used some Basic Black Vintage Crochet Trim under the Starburst Punch. {Truth in Advertising here...I used a retired 2-3/8" Scallop Punch, punched twice, to simulate the Starburst Punch...because I forgot to order it!}


Yes, I had to break out the glue gun to make these puppies kitties, which I don't do often, because I'm lazy. But when I do break out the glue gun, I never do it without a Silicone Craft Sheet!


Stampin' Supplies: Spooky Night Designer Series Paper, Pumpkin Pie card stock, Cat Punch, Starburst Punch, Metallic Doilies (gold), Basic Black Vintage Crochet Trim, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

Below is my "stepped up" version of the medallion--which has the same Spooky Night Designer Series Paper foundation. I do have a few little tricks on this treat...


Do you see that 7/8" Striped Ribbon? It's part of the Merry Little Christmas Suite, and I wanted to color it...which I would not have been able to do EXCEPT with an alcohol marker, because the white part is sort of painted on and regular markers and ink won't color it. And this is where I have a secret to tell you. Stampin' Up! is coming out with their blendable alcohol markers again SOON! I don't have a customer release date, but I'm going to preorder mine TODAY as a Demonstrator :-) Expect to see a lot of Sneak Peeks of the NEW Stampin' Blends here on my blog!


And, check out the doily in this close up...it's Very Vanilla, or at least that's what color it's supposed to look like. I used one of the Delicate White Doilies, and colored it using So Saffron ink and an Aqua Painter (which watered down the color quite a bit). I colored it right on that Silicone Craft Sheet I mentioned earlier, then dried it right on that same mat with my Heat Tool. Once it was completely dry, I trimmed the outer edging off the doily, and then I stamped the owl eyes from the Spooky Cat Stamp Set around it using Basic Black Archival ink. They fit PURRFECTLY! Lol. The stripes on the Pumpkin Pie card stock are from another image in the Spooky Cat Stamp Set, and they were also stamped in Basic Black Archival ink, but I stamped them off once on scratch paper so they'd be a little lighter.


Stampin' Supplies: Spooky Night Designer Series Paper, Delicate White Doilies, So Saffron ink pad, Aqua Painter, Silicone Mat, Heat Tool, Pumpkin Pie card stock, Cat Punch, Starburst Punch, 7/8" Striped Ribbon, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

Click the pointing hand image below to hop to Kris's blog next, and see what fancy stepping she's got going on this month...


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Thursday, September 28, 2017

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - Layered Leaves


This month marks our SIXTH #APaperPumpkinThing Blog Hop. Our kit this month is called Layered Leaves, and it came with supplies to make 8 pillow boxes and 8 (3"x3") cards with envelopes. Once again, I tried to stick closely to the Paper Pumpkin kit supplies, but I couldn't resist bringing in a couple more things to bring some Halloween projects to life! Here's what came in the kit:


Below you'll see both my projects together. I used 3 of the 8 pillow boxes for my pumpkin basket, and one side of another pillow box to put on the front of my card. I didn't use any of the 3"x3" foldover cards or envelopes for my projects, but I think I touched on everything else.


I added the Spooky Cat stamp set to both of these projects (which you can get in a BUNDLE with the Cat Punch at 10% OFF). For the basket I added Basic Black card stock for the handle, as well as sponging some Pumpkin Pie ink over the embossed designs on the pillow boxes.


In order to make the basket, I opened up 3 of the pillow boxes and adhered them together in a circle. Then, I cut 3 strips from the cardboard backing that comes in the Paper Pumpkin kit, at 1" x 5-1/2". I glued them with Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive across the bottom flaps of the circle of attached pillow boxes. Check out the pictures below for an inside and outside shot of those strips. If you look closely at the inside picture you'll notice I wasn't very even with the spacing of those strips across the span. Maybe don't butt them all the way up against the inside edges when you try this at home :-) You'll also notice some tape inside my basket...so you'll also want to be a little more careful than I was in cutting the pillow boxes open--you need to leave the flap intact for adhering them together.



You might want to trim the top flaps and sponge your basket BEFORE you put in those strips I showed you above. It would be a lot easier, but I was making this up as I went along so I did it the hard way...after I'd glued the bottom strips in place.



Here are a few closeups of some of the details. On this first one, you can see I left the tiny die cut circle in the tag, where one of the pupils of one of the eyes landed. Also, after I attached the gold foil leaf, I dabbed the Embossing Buddy on the back side to powder down the stickiness.


In the side view of the basket below, you'll see how I attached the handle with two staples crossing over each other in an 'X'. The handle was made from a strip of Basic Black card stock cut to 2" x 11", then scored in 1/2" on each side. That gives you a sturdy 1" x 11" handle. I didn't have to use any adhesive on it after I used my Bone Folder to press down the score marks, and then curled the handle with the bone folder.


The jack-o-lantern face was done totally freehand. I drew on the back of a piece of Basic Black card stock with a pencil and cut it out. Once you get the sizes you want, you may want to trace them to use as a master in case you want to make a second basket. Yes, there are enough kit supplies to make TWO of these baskets! And you'd still have two pillow boxes left over.


And...one more shot of the little ghost peeking out over the edge of the basket :-D


And now, on to the card. For my card, I added Pumpkin Pie card stock, and again sponged Pumpkin Pie ink on the embossed panel of one of the pillow boxes.


I actually used some of the stamps from the Layered Leaves Paper Pumpkin Kit on the card! I used the big leaf and the little one, and I used the "Keep Calm" part of the saying that in full reads: "Keep Calm and Be Thankful". I thought "Keep Calm" was fitting for Halloween ;-)


Here's a little close up of the top of the card, where I wound some of the twine, and attached the leaves with one of the tiny clothespins from the kit. The gold foil leaf "skeletons" are very striking.


And finally, here is the little Halloween tag I put on the card. I stamped one of the pupils from the eyes (from the Spooky Cat stamp set) over the hole in the tag, and then popped out the hole. Then I took my 1/8" Handheld Circle Punch and punched out the other pupil, so the black shows through and the eyes look a little spookier.


Stampin' Supplies: September 2017 Layered Leaves Paper Pumpkin Kit, Spooky Cat stamp set, Pumpkin Pie card stock & ink pad, Basic Black card stock, 1/8" Handheld Circle Punch, Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive, Embossing Buddy, Stampin' Trimmer (for trimming and scoring), Paper Snips.

You can grab the Layered Leaves Refill Kit on the PAST KITS page in my Online Store (as long as supplies last). This includes the consumables only, which is everything but the stamp set & ink pad. By the way, you're gonna have to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to buy whatever's available, so go ahead and sign up HERE to get your email address in the system first!

Anytime is a great time to sign up for Paper Pumpkin, but the next two kits will offer coordinating holiday projects in a theme called A Season of Style. You'll want to sign up no later than 11:59pm MT on October 10th to take delivery of the first kit. Then, you'll want to ensure you are still set up by November 10th at 11:59pm MT to take delivery of the second coordinating kit!


NEXT UP: Click the Next button below to see Monika's layered lovelies!



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Friday, September 1, 2017

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Colo(u)r Challenge


Welcome to the 13th Edition of the
Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop! You'll see projects from stampers from around the world--I'm in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

This month our theme is a Colo(u)r Challenge! (lol, I'm more amused at the alternate spellings of words than is probably healthy) The goal is to share something created using the color combination you'll see below my project:



I'm going to mention right now that I've been having internet issues quite a bit lately, so I'm going to focus on just getting the pictures uploaded for my projects, and I may need to come back later to fill you in on more details, and get a complete and accurate Blog Roll for you!

Stampin' Supplies: Trim Your Stocking Bundle, Whisper White card stock, Pool Party card stock, Smoky Slate card stock & ink, Night of Navy card stock & ink, Night of Navy Solid Baker's Twine, Basic Rhinestone Jewels, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Fast Fuse, Tear & Tape Adhesive.

Click the Next arrow below to see June's color combo creations!
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2017 SEPTEMBER BLOG ROLL

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