Sunday, October 30, 2016

Paper Pumpkin October 2016 Season of Gratitude

Today I had a guest stamper at my house- My mom!  We had fun making cards with the Season of Gratitude Paper Pumpkin Kit (October 2016)!  Here are the alternate ideas the two of us came up with.  Enjoy!

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These aren't shaker cards.  They are flat!  We were creative with our sequins so we could make some cards that were easier to mail.  Use adhesive to attach the sequins, and skip the dimensional part.

A white chalk or gel pen makes a fun argyle!

To make a faux layer, first rip some scrap paper.  Use as a mask and sponge colors on the white card stock.  It gives your card dimension without adding bulk!

How did my mom get those leaves on the Delightful Dijon card stock??  She used the punched-out part of the leaf paper as a stencil!

I hope you got a few ideas for your October Paper Pumpkin Kit!  My mom and I had a fun afternoon!  Remember, as a Paper Pumpkin subscriber you can order additional kits and refills (while supplies last).

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

October Stamp Club

Shaker Cards are so much fun!  I demonstrated this card that gives a Christmas card a little extra pizzazz!

Wonderful Year

Real Red (5 ½” x 8 ½” plus frame)
Whisper White
Window Sheet
Candy Cane Lane Designer Paper (4 ¼” x 5”)

Real Red

medium envelope- Whisper White
Real Red ¾” Stitched Edge Ribbon
Mica Flakes Trio Pack
Foam Adhesive Strips
Embossing Buddy
Big Shot
Layering Squares Framelits
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Tear and Tape

-Use the embossing buddy on the Foam Strips BEFORE you pull off the backing.  Then the things will shake, not stick!

Badges and Banners
Lovely as a Tree

Basic Black (5 ½” x 8 ½” and 1 3/4 “ x 5 ¼” and 2 ¼” x 3 ¼”)
Delightful Dijon (4” x 5 ¼”)
Very Vanilla (2” x 3”)
Warmth & Cheer Designer Paper Stack (1 ½” x 5 ¼”)

Delightful Dijon
Archival Basic Black

medium envelope- Very  Vanilla
punch- duet banner
Mini Pinecones
mini glue dots

-Attach the mini pinecone to the back of the banner with a mini glue dot.  Then add dimensionals and attach to the card.

Remarkable You
Thoughtful Banners
Soft Sky (5 ½” x 8 ½”)
Dapper Denim (1/2” x 5 ¼” and 2 ½” x 3 ½”)
Very Vanilla (2” x 5 ¼”)
watercolor paper (2 ¼ ” x 3 ¼”)
StazOn Jet Black
Dapper Denim
Soft Sky
Pear Pizzazz
medium envelope- Very  Vanilla
punch- duet banner
Aqua Painter
Pearl Basic Jewels
paper piercer (to pick up jewels)

-If you use the lighter color first when you are watercoloring, it is easier to add the darker color later for accents.
-Don’t worry if you go out of the lines a little!
-The photopolymer stamps can bend and curve! 

Totally Trees

Always Artichoke(4 ¼” x 11” and ½” x 5 ¼ and 2 ¼” x 3 ¼”)
Cajun Craze (2” x 3”)
Crushed Curry (1 ¾” x 2 ¾”)
Whisper White (1 ½”x 2 ½”)
Fancy Frost Specialty Paper (4” x 5 ¼”)
Always Artichoke
Cajun Craze
Crushed Curry
Soft Suede

medium envelope- Whisper White
Sponge Brayers
Sponge Daubers

-Use a light touch, and not a lot of ink, when using the sponge brayer.  Go over the embossed part lightly with a sponge dauber.  Use sponge daubers to color the tree.