Tuesday, December 27, 2016

December Paper Pumpkin 2016 Another Great Year

My December Paper Pumpkin starts out looking like the sample video, but I changed up the pages a little.  I am going to use mine to have people write special thoughts or quotes in for either a birthday or wedding.  I can't wait to have the opportunity to use it!

I also came up with some alternate card ideas.  I used a few extra supplies, but the stamps were all from past Paper Pumpkin kits.  I hope these ideas inspire you to use the kit in the best way for YOU!

Same card, different colors!

I used StazOn when I stamped on the plastic sheets.  The word and flower stamps are from past Paper Pumpkin kits.  The colors are Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry, and Bermuda Bay on the cards, above.

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Happy Stamping!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

December 2016 Stamping Fun Night

The first card we made was a double-gate-fold card.  It's a great way to use both sides of the double-sided designer paper!  It's easier to make than it looks.  See the How-To below for directions!

Wonderful Year

Presents and Pinecones Paper (5 ½” x 12”)
Emerald Envy (3 ½” x 5” and ½” x 2 ¾”)
Whisper White (3 ¼” x 4 ¾” and 1 ¼” x 2 ½”)

Emerald Envy

medium envelope- Whisper White
Simply Scored
paper cutter

·      -Score the long end of a 5 ½” x 12” piece of Designer Paper at 2”, 4”, 8”, and 10”.
·      -Rotate the paper 90 degrees and mark both short ends at 2 ¾” with pencil.
·      -Cut a diagonal line from the 4” score line to the 2 ¾” pencil mark on each side.  Cut from the “top” of the design so it is not upside down later!  I learned this from experience!  :) 
·      -Fold the score lines in and back.
·      -Use the 2 triangle pieces and flip them to the opposite lower side.  Adhere to the card.  TIP: Adhere the larger/inside end of the triangle, fold, and then attach the shorter/outside end of the triangle.
·      -Finish the card: add an inside panel, attach a belly band, attach words to the outside, etc.

We made a quick and easy thank you card.  If you don't have coordinating ribbon, card stock also looks nice!

Watercolor Wishes Card Kit

Thick Whisper White (5 ½” x 8 ½”)
Whisper White
Real Red (3” x 4 ¼”)
Candy Cane Lane Designer Paper (2 ¾” x 4”)

Real Red

medium envelope-Whisper White
Big Shot
Layering Ovals Framelits
ribbon- ¾” Stitched Real Red
stamping sponge

The last card we made was perfect for the snowy day we were having!  The Soft Sky color behind the tree is made by pressing a clear block directly onto an ink pad, and then stamping it on the card stock.  

Totally Trees

Basic Gray (4 ¼” x 11” and 2 ½” x 2 ¾”)
Fancy Frost Specialty Paper (4” x 5 ¼”)
Soft Sky (2 ¾” x 3”)
Whisper White (2 ¼” x 2 ½”)

Basic Gray

medium envelope-Whisper White
3/8” glitter ribbon combo pack
punch- Project Life Corner
clear block C
Metallic Enamel Shapes (bottom card on top of tree)
Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details (top card as snow on the ground and on the tree branches)

We had fun making these 3 cards!  Many of these products are retiring and/or on special!  Check out my online store here to see what's on special!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Holidays and Happy Stamping!