Wishing You Well

This little note card features the sweet Wishing You Well stamp set pictured on page 35 in the Holiday Catalog. When I saw the gorgeous bow image I was immediately sold!  This set is in the new line of Distinktive stamps that Stampin’ Up! introduced earlier this year.  These stamps have a realistic depth and photographic quality about them.

 

With the introduction of so many new colors in the recent color renovation, I feel like I’ve neglected some of the new 2018-2020 In Colors so this card uses Lovely Lipstick and Pineapple Punch.  The finished card measures 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. Here are the steps to make this card:

  • Cut a piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ and fold in half.
  • Cut a 4″ square of Lovely Lipstick In Color designer series paper.  I chose to use the striped pattern.
  • Cut a 4 1/2″ piece of Lovely Lipstick 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon and attach to middle of the designer paper square.  Attach this piece to the card base.
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.  Stamp the floral spray with Granny Apple Green ink.  Overstamp the flowers with Lovely Lipstick ink.  Stamp the bow with Pineapple Punch ink.  Stamp “just a note” with Lovely Lipstick ink.
  • Cut a piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock at 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ and attached the stamped piece.  Attach this to the card.

If you are looking for a quick and easy card to make, give this a try!

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Paper Pumpkin Kit Flash Sale Begins!

Paper Pumpkin’s $5 flash sale begins today and ends on October 10th, or while supplies last.  If you have never subscribed and have been curious about Paper Pumpkin now is the time to jump on this introductory offer!  If you enjoy crafting but are short on time these kits have been designed for you.  Everything you need to complete the projects is included in the box.  All you need to add are scissors and tape.  Stampin’ Up! seldom provides sneak peeks of upcoming kits, however, they’ve let the cat out of the bag about which colors will coordinate with a fall-themed project: Cajun Craze, Coastal Cabana, Fresh Fig, Grapefruit Grove, Night of Navy.  What a wonderful color combination!

Here is what you need to know:

  • Promotion begins today, October 8 and runs through 11:59pm MT, October 10, or when supplies run out.
  • You must be a NEW month-to-month subscriber.  Offer not valid for returning subscribers or on prepaid subscriptions.
  • If supplies run out before October 10, Stampin’ Up! will automatically begin to accept new subscribers for the November kit, which will be a specially-designed one-of-a-kind holiday kit.  
  • Discount is valid for the first month, after which the price of the subscription returns to $19.95 per month (including shipping).
  • To subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me during this two day promotion click here.
  • Enter the code FLASH1018 before the sale ends in order to receive the introductory price of $5.
  • There is no obligation to continue the subscription after this month.

I hope you will consider giving Paper Pumpkin a try!  Thanks for stopping  by today.

 

Celebrate World Card Making Day

World Card Making Day is this Saturday, October 6th.  Stampin’ Up! is celebrating this event with a week-long sale of 10% on selected items!  Starting today, October 1 and running through Sunday, October 7th you can take advantage of this promotion as a way to stock up on some basic supplies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on the image above for a larger view of the flyer.  To purchase any of these products click on the images below which will take you to my online store.

 

Dashing Deer Thanks

Today I’m featuring the second card I made using the Dashing Deer Bundle.  For this card I used the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper shown in the Annual Catalog on page 95.  It is part of the Under the Mistletoe Suite.  Sometimes we get caught up in the excitement of all the new things in the Holiday Catalog and forget that there is a whole section of Holiday items in the Annual Catalog and I knew as soon as I saw this paper that I wanted to use it in this year’s holiday projects.

 

Here are the steps to make this card:

  • Cut a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and fold in half.  Cut a piece of the plaid paper of your choice from the Under the Mistletoe designer series paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Tie a piece of 1/8″ Solid Real Red Ribbon around paper to make a bow.
  • Using Gold Foil paper, die cut the deer  from the solid die in the Detailed Deer Thinlits set.  Die cut the open red flower with Real Red cardstock.
  • Emboss a piece of Old Olive cardstock with the Swirls and Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder shown on page 5 in the Holiday Catalog. Die cut this piece using one of the large circles in the Layering Circles Framelits. Die cut a piece of Real Red cardstock with a coordinating scalloped circle from the set. Attach the two pieces.  Stamp the Many Merry Thanks sentiment from the Dashing Deer stamp set on Whisper White cardstsock and die cut using one of the smaller circle framelits.  Die cut a piece of Real Red cardstock with a coordinating scallop circle.  Attach the two pieces.

 

  • Attach the plaid paper to the card base.  Attach the embossed circle to the card.  Attach the deer at an angle.  I used Tombow Multi-Purpose Glue because it allows you to move things around and position them more easily and it also dries clear.  Attach the Many Merry Thanks sentiment.

To download a copy of the 2018 Holiday Catalog click on the catalog cover pictured on the upper right side of this blog post.

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Dashing Deer Meets Joyous Noel

I finally found time to begin playing with all of the new products I ordered from the 2018 Holiday Catalog!  Today I am featuring the first of two cards I created using the Dashing Deer Bundle pictured on pages 8-9. I love how the deer antlers form a pretty flourish.  I also like the thank you sentiments included in the stamp set because at holiday time it is nice to reach out and thank people for things they might have done for you or the community during the year.  I decided to use the elegant Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper pictured on page 29 for my backgrounds.

Here are the steps I took to make the card:

  • Cut a piece of Merry Merlot cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and fold in half for a portrait layout card.
  • Cut a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of the paper of your choice from the Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Papers.  I chose one with a white background so that my focal piece would stand out.
  • Stamp the large image of the deer in Sahara Sand ink on Whisper White cardstock and run through the Big Shot using the coordinating Detailed Deer Thinlits Die.   It is hard to see in the photo but I brushed clear Wink of Stella all over the deer for a bit of shimmer and let dry. Die cut a Tranquil Tide flower from one of the flower dies in the set.

  • Cut a piece of Merry Merlot cardstock at 2 5/8″ x 3 3/4″.  Using the Merry Merlot striped paper from the Joyous Noel DSP cut a piece at 2 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ and adhere to the cardstock. Adhere the deer to this piece and adhere the flower to the deer with a mini glue dot.  I added a small pearl to the center of the flower.
  • Stamp the Happiest Christmas Wishes sentiment with Tranquil Tide ink on Whisper White cardstock.  I used the banner thinlit from the Petals and More Thinlits but you can use any punch or thinlit that would fit the sentiment.
  • Cut a piece of the luscious new Tranquil Tide 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon, which is included in the Frosted Floral Suite shown on page 37.  Adhere lengthwise down the center of the card and then adhere the designer paper to the card base.  Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, attach the deer focal piece to the card and then attach the sentiment below this piece using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the inside of the card I stamped the sentiment with Tranquil Tide ink and the floral banner was stamped with Merry Merlot ink.

To download a copy of the 2018 Holiday Catalog click on the catalog cover pictured on the upper right side of this blog post.

You can purchase any of these products from my Online Store.

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Country Lane Suite

Today I’m featuring the first two cards I’ve made using products from the new 2018 Holiday Catalog.  I’ve had many new products sitting, waiting to be used in the last few weeks but other things kept getting in the way and it was hard for me to find creative time.  Hopefully I am back on track now!  These cards feature products from the Country Lane Suite pictured on pages 42-43 in the catalog.  I love the images and greetings in this set because they are very versatile.  While they make lovely autumn or Thanksgiving cards when used with the coordinating designer series paper, they  can also be used for general cards as well by changing  up the different designer series papers and pulling different colors from the papers you choose.

This first card is done in a portrait layout, using Rich Razzleberry cardstock cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″.  A piece of Country Lane designer series papers was cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″ and attached to a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and then attached to the Rich Razzleberry.

I stamped the images of the pitcher and flowers in black Memento ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 2 3/4″ x 3 7/8″, using the Stamparatus to position the stamps.  I colored the pitcher with Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends and used Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Cajun Craze and Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends and the Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write marker.  I adhered the image to the front of the card and added small and medium Blackberry Bliss Faceted Dots for a finishing touch.  I inadvertently used Rich Razzleberry cardstock for the base of the card, when I meant to use Blackberry Bliss, but I like how it looked, so kept it as is!

The next card is also done in the portrait layout and uses the stunning Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Stampin’ Up! is right on trend with this folder, as tin tiles are making a resurgence in home and commercial decor these days.

The Cajun Craze card base is cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″.  I ran a piece of the new Galvanized Metallic Paper cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″ through the Big Shot using the embossing folder.  This paper is metallic on both sides, unlike our other foil papers which are white on one side, so you can choose to use either the embossesd or debossed side.

I stamped the images of the jug and flowers in black Memento ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 2 3/8″ x 4 1/2″, using the Stamparatus to position the stamps. First I colored the bands and handles on the jug with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.  I wanted a very soft, faded look for the rest of the jug so I did a light watercolor wash using Crumb Cake ink with an aqua painter.  To color the flowers I used the Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write marker and Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.  Next, I cut a strip of Cajun Craze cardstock at 1″ x 4 1/2″, ran the long framelit with the stitched edge from the Stitched Labels Framelits through the Big Shot and attached it to the image as an accent.  I stamped the greeting in Cajun Craze ink on Crushed Curry cardststock, used the banner from the Petals & More Thinlits to die cut  the greeting, and used three dimensionals to pop it up.  For a final touch I added a small Gold Faceted Gem to the upper right corner of the image.

Since I was using the Tin Tile embossing folder I decided to try out other papers.  Here are photos showing all of the foil sheets, with item numbers, shown on page 192 in the annual catalog, along with vellum and a piece of dsp from Nature’s Poem. 

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Dashing Along Host Promotion

Earn this exclusive Dashing Along designer series paper for FREE by hosting a party with $250 in sales during the month of September. You don’t have to host a home party – you can simply show the catalog to family, friends and colleagues and get them to place orders.  Here are a few more details about this promotion.
  • Host a party with $250 in sales before shipping and handling
  • One package may be redeemed per qualifying order with no limit on how many qualifying orders can be placed in September
  • May not be redeemed using Stampin’ Rewards
  • May not be exchanged for other papers

Here are two sample cards created by Stampin’ Up! that use these papers.

 

In my last post I shared a few videos from Stampin’ Up! featuring new products in the Holiday Catalog.  Today I’m sharing a few more with you.

First up is the Winter Woods bundle found on page 27 in the catalog.  If you own the Lovely as a Tree or Rooted in Nature stamp sets, or the Woodland embossing folder, Winter Woods will beautifully complement these other images, making it a versatile set.

Next is the Timeless Tidings Project Kit shown on page 33 in the catalog.  If you make lots of Christmas cards each year, these elegant cards are quick and easy to put together!

Last is the Sincerely Santa Project Kit shown on page 32 in the catalog.  This kit contains all of the supplies you will need to make 30 gift tags.

You can order any of these products by shopping my online store.

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