September 19, 2017

Paper Pumpkin September 20147 Kit & Alternative Ideas!

LOTS of reminders for September before I get to my post. First, if you place an order with me by email, phone, in person or online for the month of September, you are automatically entered into my drawing to win the Merry Patterns stamp set!

Next, place a $50 order and I'll send you a package of Black Rhinestone a $100 order and I'll send you the rhinestones PLUS a package of the Foil Snowflakes....or place a $150 order where you will earn host rewards PLUS I'll send you the rhinestones, foil snowflakes AND Striped Ribbon:

Lastly, sign up for Paper Pumpkin by October 10th for this sweet deal:

For two straight months...October and November, the two kits will be Christmasy and coordinate together! Sign up here with me and I'll send you a FREE gift for subscribing:

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How fun is that? Speaking of Paper Pumpkin, did you see the fantastic September kit? This is my grouping of projects that I created. I always create one project just like the directions and then add my own twist by creating Alternative Projects such as these:

The projects below are created using the direction sheet and making them exactly as intended. One is the mini card with a stamped envelope and the coordinating pillow box:

And of course I changed things up to create alternative projects. If you are a subscriber of mine, I will be sending you directions in your monthly Paper Pumpkin newsletter:

2 cards!

And 2 different ways to alter the pillow box:

Are you ready to see my Paper Pumpkin video? I show you how to assemble the card and pillow box and talk a little about my Alternative Projects. Click on the video or the link below it to view:

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September 18, 2017

Merry Monday Challenge #257

I love to decorate tags so when Sue asked us for a decorated tag for the Merry Monday Challenge, I decided to make my whole card into a tag shape. Do you like?

I even layered some pockets on the front to sneak my die-cut mittens into. The Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper really turns this into an elegant project, I think along with a few Pearl Jewels.

Hop on over to our Merry Monday Challenge to visit my teammates and I hope you'll play along too! Thank you so much for visiting me today!

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September 17, 2017

Remarkably Creative September Blog Hop!

Welcome to our fall-themed RemARKably Creative September Blog Hop. We have lots of fall inspiration for you and once you view my blog post, I will have a list of participants at the end so you can keep hopping along from designer to designer.

For my card this month, I used the new Merry Patterns stamp set that I earned for free and so can you! Here's my card:

Being from Maine and almost into hunting season here, I knew I wanted to create a scenery with my deer. I had this idea in my head and it came out exactly like I pictured. Don't you love it when that happens?  I dressed him up in hunter orange and hid him in the woods so he wouldn't get shot!

I first stamped the image using Crumb Cake Ink and using a Blender Pen, removed the ink over his sweater. I then used the Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker to color it in. I then stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock. And yes, I did hand-cut him!

Notice how the reindeer is tucked in the back of one of the birch trees? I used an Exacto knife to cut slits on both sides of the embossed tree and slid him in there!

The Woodlands Embossing Folder is what I used to emboss all of my trees but before I embossed my Whisper White Cardstock layer, I inked the inside of my embossing folder with Soft Sky Ink and then embossed the cardstock piece.

For the gray on my trees, I added a Post-It note on the right-hand side of my trees to shield the Smoky Slate Ink that I sponged on the edge of each tree. I just kept moving the Post-It note over each time to do the sponging. My last step was to add the black portions of the birch bark to each tree. I used the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker and just added some squiggles here and there. That's it!

Now it's time to visit my blog hop teammates. You can click to the next person after me in the list and go from blog to blog! Thanks for visiting me today!


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September 16, 2017

Create with Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop!

My project for the Saturday Blog Hop at Create with Connie & Mary is an Awning Card Fold. I can't wait to see what my teammates created for this hop!

See how the awning pops up and looks so real? I used the Everyday Label Punch for the shape of the awning:

I started out by using my Aqua Painter to add Soft Sky Ink to the Whisper White Cardstock in the background. I allowed the ink to dry and then stamped all of the images from the Sitting Here stamp set. The pillows are stamped on the designer paper and the kitty cat is stamped on a scrap of cardstock. All are hand-cut and glued in place:

For the round pillow, I used the round tip of a stylus on the backside to make it puffy. I glued it in place using a Stampin' Dimensional

To create the awning I started with a long strip of Whisper White Cardstock that measures 1" wide and 4 punched shapes using the designer paper. I folded one end of all the punched shapes down about 1/2". Each shape was glued to the cardstock strip up to the fold line of each shape. I left some white showing in-between each punched shape. Cut the opposite end of the punched shapes so that the cardstock strip is now 1-1/2" wide. Trim the strip to measure 5" in length. Fold the flat edge of the strip 1/4" in the opposite direction to the front folds. This is what the awning piece should look like:

And this is the backside when I flip it over. Glue the 1/4" folded side to the front of the card.

Here are the layers and measurements I used on my card:
  • Card Base: Rich Razzleberry 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". Score and fold at 4-1/4".
  • Layer #2: Soft Sky Cardstock 5-1/4" x 4". Glue to card base.
  • Layer #3: Whisper White Cardstock 5" x 3-3/4". Add a wash of Soft Sky Ink. Stamp images and color. Emboss using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder. Glue the stamped images you stamped on designer paper and scrap pieces of cardstock. Glue to card front.
  • Create the awning with the steps shown above and glue in place at the top of the white cardstock layer. Add White Baker's Twine around the top of the awning and tie into a bow.

Now you can follow the rest of the Saturday Blog Hop
by clicking on the links below to visit my talented teammates!
Click PREVIOUS to visit Libby and NEXT to visit Melissa:

Project Supplies Used:
  • Stamps: Sitting Here
  • Designer Paper: Naturally Eclectic
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sky
  • Inks: Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky
  • Tools: Aqua Painter, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Everyday Label Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Accessories: White Baker's Twine

Reminder that our September Mini Subscription went live on September 11th. The stamp sets used this month for our projects were:

  • Pick a Pumpkin Bundle
  • Tags & Trimming Bundle
  • Spooky Cat Stamp Set
  • Festive Phrases Stamp Set
  • Colorful Seasons Bundle