October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! For those of you that have kids and grand kids venturing out today, please be safe and remember to inspect all goodies. Isn't it wonderful that Halloween falls on a Friday this year? When my kids were young, I hated that Halloween fell on school nights as it was hard to get them home at a decent time for bed.

I have a "Punch Art" card for you today. I thought I would make a little red wagon hauling a pumpkin for today's Halloween card:

The Hardwood stamp was perfect for adding wood-grain to my handmade "sticks":

Here are the steps for creating:
  • Body: Real Red Cardstock cut with the Project Life Framelit Dies
  • Wheels: Basic Black cut with the 1" Circle Punch. Silver Foil cut with the 1/2" Circle Punch. Mini Brads for center. Add Stampin' Dimensionals to both layers.
  • Sides & Handle: Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock stamped with the Hardwood stamp and Baked Brown Sugar Ink. Use your Paper Cutter to cut strips about 3/8" wide. To create the pointy ends I used the Banner Punch. Add a small punched hole for the handle and tie a piece of Baker's Twine through the hole.
  • Cut 3 using the Large Oval Punch and Pumpkin Pie Cardstock. Sponge all the edges if the ovals using a Sponge Dauber and Pumpkin Pie Ink. Glue and layer all 3 pieces. Glue behind the wagon. Add a few branches cut with Pear Pizzazz Cardstock and the Bird Punch. Snip the branches and glue to pumpkin and wagon. Add a bow with Baker's Twine to the pumpkin.
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October 30, 2014

Advent Santa for Kaitlynn!

I had some free time this morning so I decided to work on a project for my six-year old granddaughter Kaitlynn. This is Kaitlynn, isn't she a cutie? She loves to paper-craft with Grammy and when I can, I make special projects for her. Today's project is a special one....

I usually create a different advent calendar for Christmas each year. I have an eCutter and found a Santa file to cut for this year that I though was so adorable. It's a two-layered Santa with circle slots where Kaitlynn can add a number for each day she is counting down to Christmas day. It's a little hard to see the slots with the white-on-white but here's a look:

I added the 25 in place and then she will continue on. These are the count-down buttons which I added Stampin' Dimensionals to the back of each one:

And on the holly berries I added some Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details for shimmer:

And finally, a close-up of Santa's little nose and eyes. Isn't he just jolly? I used all Stampin' Up! supplies to create him and am hoping that Kaitlynn will enjoy doing this activity in December!

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CCMC 327!

Welcome to a new sketch challenge for this week at Create with Connie & Mary. We would love it if you joined our challenge this week. How can you not with this neat sketch:

Since Halloween is tomorrow I thought I would use this sketch to make a Halloween-y card:

I love how one of the layers is a little tilted, it adds a little bit more interest doesn't it? And the designer paper does all of the work for you with the wonderful pattern and colors:

The stamp image from the Merry Everything stamp set is so adorable with Dracula and the hanging spider. I really had fun with this card. I didn't add the little banner from the sketch as I felt that the stamp image did all the talking and I didn't need a sentiment!
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  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Hello Honey, Crisp Cantaloupe
  • Inks: Hello Honey, Crisp Cantaloupe, StazOn Jet Black
  •  Stamps:Merry Everything
  • Accessories: Candy Dots, 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
  • Tools: Ovals Collection Framelit Dies, Chalk Talk Framelit Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals, Note Tag Punch, Woodgrain Embossing Folder
  • DSP: Motley Monsters


October 29, 2014

Paper Pumpkin October!

Before I show you what my group of girls did with their October Paper Pumpkin kits, I wanted to ask if anyone is interested in joining me for this monthly "club" kit? I have been working hard to recruit 4 new subscribers while taking part in a Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Boot Camp. Why should you try it? Here are the reasons you should try it....just try it...really!
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Have you seen the kit yet for this month? Here's a video from Stampin' Up! showing you what's inside:

And this is what we did with our kit:

How neat to present someone with a goodie holder and coordinating card? I dug out some embossing folders and my Big Shot at our gathering and asked the girls to bring Melon Mambo and Old Olive Cardstocks, 2 of each color and we used the content of the kit to add the cards to our projects. We had a great time! And thanks to all that came to my Paper Pumpkin Open House!
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October 28, 2014

Happenings at Stampin' Up!

I've got two posts today so make sure you scroll down to read my first post for my daily project! Now on to some important events:

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Tent Fold with Front Panel Card Fold!

The card for today is so very pretty in person. I love how the stamped images coordinate with the All Abloom Designer Paper. Don't you just love the colors?

This card fold is called a "Tent Fold with Front Panel". Very easily created. You start with a piece of cardstock measuring 5 1/2" x 11" and score at 4 1/4", 8 1/2" and 9 3/4" on the 11" side. Fold the card base as shown below:

The smaller front panel measures 3" x 3" and is glued about 1/2" from the bottom front and centered. If you want to add layers like I did, add the layer first, then glue the 3" x 3" panel to the front:

If you decide you would like to add layers just like my card, here are the measurements:
  • Layer #2: Pistachio Pudding Cardstock pieces: 5 1/4" x 7/8" (front step), 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" (front panel) and 5 1/4" x 4" (back panel)
  • Layer #3: Designer Paper: 5"  3 3/4" (back panel)
The stamped images are from the Flower Patch stamp set and I used the coordinating Flower Fair Framelit Dies. The sentiment was cut out with the Project Life Framelit Dies. Here is a listing of everything that I used for today's card:

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