Sunday, August 20, 2017

Happy Birthday Mommmmmm!


I had to wait to post this until I actually gave her the card, so here it is now.  We took her to Olive Grove for dinner tonight, and the crab cake that I had was really good.  Happy birthday again Mommmmm!

I always make her a birthday card with some kind of hydrangea on it.  I HAVE used the same stamp on multiple years.  Years ago, I only had one or two hydrangea stamps, so that was challenging.

I'm so glad to have the Thoughtful Branches set from last year.  That hydrangea with the matching thinlit was just perfect.  I was pretty liberal with the glue and glitter.  :)  It's very sparkly.

All of the stamps that I used are retired, but you can always substitute something similar.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Avant Garde (retired), Print Pattern background (retired), Thoughtful Branches (retired)
Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant
Paper:  Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Mossy Meadow
Other:  2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, MINI Stampin' Dimensionals (fit behind the hydrangea perfectly)

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Take TWO - same layout, stamps (Holiday Catty sneak peek!)


My Take TWO today started out with a Holiday catty swap - the Halloween card on the right.  I made those, and then wanted to use the Timeless Textures again, but with different colors. 

Take TWO this time is the same design, and one of the same stamp sets (Timeless Textures).  Different colors, and different focal stamps/images.






The coffee card on the left uses Soft Sky, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz inks.  I do NOT have the coffee stamp...yet...I'm on the fence about it.  Anyway, I did get the Coffee Break designer series paper, so I hand-cut the coffee pot and cup out of the designer paper, and popped it up.  Greeting came from the Soft Sayings Card Kit.

The witch hat card features a NEW stamp set from the Holiday catalog - Spooky Cat.  You'll be seeing a LOT of great ideas for this set.  Demonstrators got to order it at the beginning of August, and the samples are abundant!  There is an adorable cat punch that goes with it.  More to come...  Colors for this card are Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Tangerine Tango, and Basic Black.  I also used some of the BLACK Rhinestones, that will be available in the Holiday catalog.  I have to tell you - they are kind of dull looking, compared to coloring a regular rhinestone with a Black Sharpie.  But they're cute enough.  I hand-cut the witch hat too.  Not too tedious at all.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create these:

Stamps:  Spooky Cat, Timeless Textures, Soft Sayings card kit
Ink:  Soft Sky, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black
Paper:  Soft Sky, Soft Suede, Fresh Fig, Basic Black, Whisper White, Coffee Break designer series paper
Other:  Black Rhinestones, Metallic Sequin Assortment, liquid glue, Stampin' Dimensionals

I hope you enjoyed another Take TWO.  Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Alternative - August 2017

Using the Giftable Greetings stamp set from the August 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit, I made this sympathy card. 

Designer series paper is a scrap that I had left over.  Very simple card.  Greeting layer is popped up with dimensionals, and that's it.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Giftable Greetings (from August 2017 Paper Pumpkin), Happy Birthday Gorgeous (the little flower stamp in the middle of the bigger flowers)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Night of Navy
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, designer paper (I think it's from Party Animals, just retired in May)
Other:  Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for visiting, and Happy Stamping!

Toni

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Paper Pumpkin Creations - August 2017

I was so happy with this kit that I made all of the cards tonight!  I decided to make one of each, in each color.  I got the colors wrong in my previous post - they are Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral.  So pretty!

I used the pre-printed tags for Congrats and Thanks.  Stamped the Sympthy, and then I also stamped the birthday using another stamp set.   Assembly and embellishments were straight from the instructions.  I may go back and add a little bling on some of them.

So I have 8 cards that I absolutely love, a cute box to put them in to gift, and I still have a pile of supplies - flowers, leaves, greetings, blank ovals, not to mention the stamp set - that I can use later. 

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Paper Pumpkin - August 2017 kit

The August Paper Pumpkin Kit is AWESOME! Mine just arrived today, and I had to share pictures - it's such a great kit! Wonderful stamp set that I will definitely re-use. 8 cards, 8 envelopes, AND a gift box in this kit!




Such a great gift for someone...it's going to be hard to decide who to give it to. Card colors are Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo. Some pre-printed layers, and blank ones to stamp instead. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
 
Don't forget about the "Fall into Savings" Paper Pumpkin promotion, to get started with the September Kit -

Details -

  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join by Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to the new subscriber’s first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD.
  • New subscribers must visit my Paper Pumpkin site to join, and enter the Promo Code: HALFOFF0917
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Color Theory Memories & More - August cards

I had the bright idea - LAST YEAR - to take one of the packs of Project Life cards and turn them into actual cards.  So I got one or two of the card packs, and then...drum roll....none of that ever happened.  :)  Story of my craft life.  Long wish lists of projects to make, and not enough time to get it all done.

Now I have a second chance with the new Annual Catalog!  I purchased the Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack on my first order, and I'm actually doing it this year.  I've divided the pack of 72 cards into 10 groups. My plan is to post a group of cards every month starting in August, and ending in May.  I tried to group the cards as seasonally-appropriate as I could.

The card pack contains 72 double-sided cards:  (52) 3" x 4" cards (2 each of 26 designs), and (20) 4" x 6" cards (2 each of 10 designs).  For this first batch, I chose 4 designs, and I used both cards for each design = 8 cards used total.

Let's get this show on the road - these are the cards that I made for August.  Keep scrolling for close-ups of each, along with supplies.

These are the cards that I chose to use for this month.  Hopefully this picture will enlarge if you click it.  I'm showing both sides of the card, and I ended up using BOTH of each card. 


Now for close-ups.  All the cards use the same base materials:

Ink & Paper:  Berry Burst, Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, Old Olive, Whisper White, Basic Black, Color Theory Memories & More Card pack

 The flower centers are Glitter Enamel Dots.  Love them!

Additionally, this card used:  Soft Sayings Card Kit stamps and the Garden in Bloom stamp set, Tea Lace Doily, 2 1/2" circle punch, Rhinestone Jewels, retired Old Olive scalloped ribbon, stapler, Stampin' Dimensionals (regular and mini)

BLACK Rhinestones from the Holiday catalog on this one!

Additionally, this card used:  Dragonfly Dreams stamps and framelits, Big Shot, Hexagon embossing folder, Stampin Dimensionals

This 4 1/4" square card also used:  High Tide stamp set, Big Shot, Seaside embossing folder, Linen Thread, 2 1/4" circle punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Soft Suede & Crumb Cake inks.


I used the NEW Leaf punch from the Holiday catalog to make these candle flames. I hand-cut the banner edges.

Additionally, this card used: Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, retired Dapper Denim ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals.

This card is pretty clean and simple.  Embossed background, and glittery balloon.

Additionally, this card used:  Birthday Blossoms stamp set, Big Shot, Polka Dot Basics embossing folder, NEW Label punch from Holiday catalog, Balloon Bouquet punch, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Clear Wink of Stella pen (colored all over the Berry Burst balloon), Stampin' Dimensionals

I hope you enjoyed the cards that I created using the Memories & More card pack.  I look forward to sharing more ideas with you next month.

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Paper Pumpkin - Fall into Savings


Another half-off special for New subscriptions!  Now is a great time to try out the monthly craft kits from Paper Pumpkin.  I can tell you from past kits - the kits that we get September through December are some of the BEST!  Fall themed, Halloween themed, and so far, the November kits have always been Christmas cards.  There's no guarantee that it won't change...but I can't imagine why they would.

Details -
  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join by Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to the new subscriber’s first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD.
  • New subscribers must visit my Paper Pumpkin site to join, and enter the Promo Code: HALFOFF0917
Other info from my personal experience with Paper Pumpkin - Kits ship between the 11th and 14th of each month, and generally take about a week to get to Maryland.

Hope you consider giving it a try!

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Summer Scrapbook Camp!

This shows you a sneak peek at the pages we'll be making at my Summer Scrapbook Camp in a couple of weeks.  I only show one page of the Patriotic and Lighthouse layouts - just enough to give you an idea of what we'll be making.  Let me know if you can join us!

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Toni

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Country Livin with Wood Textures

Yay!  I love this card!  I recently got the Country Livin stamp set, and have been anxious to use it.  This card actually started with the 4 strips of Wood Textures designer series paper.  They were left over from my So Many Shells "catalog case" card that I just posted. 

I started with those strips - I knew I wanted to attach them wonky like this.  Then I decided to emboss the background layer, use the new Starburst punch, and watercolor the boots.  I used an Aqua Painter, and reinker to water color the boots.

I had a strip of cardstock for the greeting, and had just enough Linen Thread left on the roll to wind around the ends.  That made me happy to use it up!  Then I remembered my Hearts & Stars Elements that got.  I first colored them with the Crumb Cake marker, and then colored over that with the Clear Wink of Stella pen. 

I also used the Wink of Stella on the boots. 

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this: 

Stamps:  Country Livin, Wood Words
Ink:  Early Espresso, Basic Black Archival
Paper:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Wood Textures designer series paper
Other:  Big Shot, Pinewood Planks embossing folder, 2" punch, Starburst punch, Aqua Painter, Crumb Cake ink refill, Linen Thread, Clear Wink of Stella marker, Crumb Cake marker, Linen Thread, Hearts & Stars Elements, Tombow glue, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Toni

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CASE the catalog - So Many Shells


I copied this card, as best as I could, from page 39 of the Annual catalog.  Easy enough, but so much more to it than I first picked this card to copy! 

Wood Textures designer series paper and Vellum card stock are both cut 3" x 4 1/4".  The vellum is embossed, and then attached cock-eyed with glue dots.  The glue dots are conveniently located underneath sequins and some of the shells. 

Linen Thread is wrapped around those layered pieces, and tied in a bow.  I wrapped it 3 times before I tied it off.  Attached to the front of my Whisper White Thick card base with Fast Fuse for a sturdy hold.

Shells are stamped and hand-cut. I attached most of them with liquid glue.  Only the Peekaboo Peach shell is popped up with a dimensional.

The greeting piece does not have the fancy corners like the catalog sample, because I could not figure out what they used to get the corners like that.  The Ticket Corner punch retired years ago, and I couldn't find any Framelits that worked...so I left them.

It also took me a while to find a current stamp set in my collection that had something for the "sprinkles" on the card base.  I finally found something appropriate in the Swirly Bird stamp set.  I used Crumb Cake ink, but stamped off one time to make it lighter.

Added Iridescent Sequins at the very end with liquid glue.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  So Many Shells, Swirly Bird
Ink:  Peekaboo Peach, Blushing Bride, Soft Sky
Paper:  Whisper White Thick, vellum card stock, Wood Textures designer series paper
Other:  Big Shot, Pinewood Planks embossing folder, Linen Thread, Iridescent Sequins, Tombow Liquid Glue, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for visiting, and Happy stamping!

Toni

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Remarkable You trio

Since I made so many of these flowers and leaves at once, I figured I'd use them up.  All were stamped on Shimmery White cardstock with Basic Black Archival ink.  Then colored with reinkers and Aqua painters.  Let it dry, then hand-cut.  I won't lie - it did take some time and patience to cut those leaves.  :)

ALL leaves are painted with Lemon Lime Twist.

Close-up of the small card  It's a4 1/4" square.  Love how that shimmer really shows up.  I think the card base might be Old Olive - I found it in a pile, and it was the right size.  Rich Razzleberry flower.


 Lemon Lime Twist layer on a Fresh Fig card base.  Fresh Fig flower.


Lemon Lime Twist on a Rich Razzleberry card base.  I also smashed the Lemon Lime Twist ink pad on the card stock after I embossed with the Layered Leaves folder.  Then I ripped the edges off, and inked those too.  This one also has two different colored flowers - one Rich Razzleberry, and one Fresh Fig.


Stampin' Up supplies you'll need to create these:

Stamps:  Remarkable You, Timeless Textures, Sassy Salutations (retired)
Ink:  Basic Black Archival, Fresh Fig
Paper:  Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Rich Razzleberry, Shimmery White
Other:  Big Shot, Embossing folders (Layering Leaves, Petal Burst, Brick Wall), Reinkers (Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig, Rich Razzleberry), Aqua Painters, 2 1/4" circle punch, Banner Triple punch, Wide Oval punch (just realized this is retired), Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon, Into the Woods twill ribbon (retired), stapler, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Glue

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Toni

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Paper Pumpkin Creations - July 2017 treat bags

This month's Paper Pumpkin kit had (6) cards and (4) of these adorable treat bags!  I love the watermelon theme throughout this kit.

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