Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Christmas Pines, A Peek into the Holiday Catalog

The Christmas Pines stamp set and Pretty Pines Thinlits are a great bundle, (you can save 10% when get them together). If this looks familiar, it is, kind of......Look at the Holiday Catalog, its the card at the bottom. I switched it up a bit. I find when I've lost my mojo, I CASE (copy and share everything). What's different? Well, the sentiment, Designer Series Paper, I didn't use Washi Tape, Cherry Cobbler layer, snowflakes and no  ribbon.
So I used the Warmth and Cheers Paper Stack, which is what Stampin' Up! used, I just chose a different pattern. I used another sentiment in the Christmas Pines stamp set, and only used two pine cones.

Oh, and I "winked" the pine cones and bow with Wink of Stella. That cute little bell is new. I used a rolled up a glue dot to attach to the bow, and glue dots to attach the boughs. Did you notice the snow flakes? That stamp is in this set too, and its not on the Stampin' Up! card. The Cherry Cobbler layer is on my card, I thought it needed a little something......
This is the front of the Holiday Catalog. You can see how different they are, but the same.

When you've lost your mojo, CASE something. You will find your creativity coming back! Sometimes I go to Pinterest and I use a couple things from different cards. It makes it my own that way.

Cutting Guide:

5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Garden Green cardstock, scored at 4 1/4"
4" x 4 1/4" Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper
3 1/8" x 3 5/8" Cherry Cobbler cardstock
3" x 3 1/2" Whisper White cardstock
Scraps of Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green and Old Olive cardstock

Supply List:





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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Paper Pumpkin, BOGO, August Kit


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I will send you a wood mount stamp case for all your stamps, and a cute thank you card.







I have to be honest. When I saw this months kit, it didn't really thrill me. I love the stamp set, but the card bases, not so much.......UNTIL my kit (finally) came and I did the cards. I LOVE this kit, the little wood accents are such a nice touch.
In the kit you have:
5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Card
3 1/2" x 5" Note Card,
Gift Card Holder, (yes you can get a gift card inside, I tried it).


I did change this card up a bit. I Embossed the card front with the Petal Burst Embossing folder and put the rest of the card to the left. Those wood leaves each have a small hole so you can string them through the Early Espresso Baker's Twine that comes in the kit.

I did this one just like the instructions say to. I did stamp on my envelope though.

This gift card holder is like a 2 minute card. You only need to stamp the "For You" and Just wanted to say....on the note card. The holder already has Tear and Tape on it. Easy Peasy!

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Pumpkin Using the Thoughtful Branches Bundle?

What? Yep, if you turn the Hydrangea (or Tree Top) over, it looks like a pumpkin. I Found this idea on Pintrest. I decided to add a couple more pumpkins using the Layering Ovals Framelits. 

The "tree trunk" is the pumpkin stem.

This is what you need to make the big pumpkin.


I crumpled up the Peekaboo Peach Pumpkin a little bit to give it more dimension. I also sponged each pumpkin with Pumpkin Pie Ink.

You will need to cut your dimensionals into small pieces. I usually use the edges.


I used the smallest Layering Oval for the small pumpkin, and the next one for the larger pumpkin. Sponge each piece, glue 2 together, then add the 3rd one with dimensionals. I used the Tree Trunk for the stem and added a piece of Linen Thread to each pumpkin.

Cutting Guide:

5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Crumb Cake
Scraps of Pumpkin Pie, Peekaboo Peach and Old Olive

Supply List:


This bundle is still available, while supplies last for August only. I really love this bundle as you can tell from all the projects I've made. I thought this one was a little unique, as you probably wouldn't have made the flower into a pumpkin. I wish my mind thought like this, but all I saw was a Hydrangea or Tree Top......


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Friday, August 19, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Thank You

This is another card my Club Gals made this month. We did it a little different this time.


The base of my card is Soft Sky. Then a layer of the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Paper, that I brayered in Soft Sky. You can see this POST where I have a video showing you 3 ways to color this paper.

For the Hydrangea I used a Sweet Sugarplum flower, then stamped in Sweet Sugarplum onto Shimmer White cardstock, die cut and then crumpled it up and mounted off center from the solid flower just a bit with pieces of Dimensionals.




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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Top 2 in Sales for July

If you've been following my blog, you know that I like to recognize the Top 2 in Sales each month for our team. This is the card I made for Sandy and Carol. I try and do a fun fold or something different each month. They each got a package of our new Halloween Night Enamel Dots.
I combined the Jar of Love Bundle with the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper. Cute, don't you think? The fun fold comes from Lesley Lendon at lellyjellys.blogspot.con. 
She was so nice to do a tutorial for a few us that asked. I've seen these Vellum Jars all over Pinterest and knew they would be perfect for my cards this month. 
Here is the insert. I used the flower from the Fresh Fruit stamp set in the bottom corner and one of the Pop of Pink Washi Tapes at the top (its the one that has the gold flecks in it), and corner rounded the top corners. I used our new Foam Adhesive Strips to add the Vellum Jar to my card.
The lemon was cut from the Fresh Fruit Designer Series Paper. The sentiment comes from Flourishing Phrases.
The measurements for the card holder are 6 1/2" x 6 3/4" (a little different than Lesley's). Score 3" and 6 1/4" on the 6 1/2" side, score 1/2" on the bottom of the 6 3/4" side.

You will measure down 1 5/8" on the 3" score line. On the right side measure down
2 7/8". Then draw a line and cut.

Measure 1" from the bottom as shown above. Cut that corner off, as well as the long narrow piece on the left.

Fold on the score lines and use Tear and Tape to adhere together. 

The Whisper White insert is 2 3/4" x 6". I corner rounded the top two corners.

I hope that makes sense. I wish I knew how to draw the vertical lines in PicMonkey. If anyone knows how to do this please leave me a comment.





Thoughtful Branches is available only this month and while supplies last. I've got a ton of samples on my blog. Get all the info HERE!

Do you make a lot of cards? This set is perfect for you. I always put my name stamp on the back of any card. See the fine print with our Angel Policy if you sell any of your cards.

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