Monday, August 31, 2015

Halloween Inlaid Words technique

Just saw this "inlaid words" technique on Connie B's site, and had to try it.  So easy, and so cute!   What you do is cut your shape (I used the circle here).  I cut a black circle and then I stamped the chevrons and cut out with the same circle thinlit.  That was from the Seasonal Frame Thinlits dies.  It's a 2 1/4" circle. 

Then you cut the words out of a scrap piece of black cardstock, and then cut them again out of the pumpkin/circle.  I stamped Jack's eyes on, and then you build it back together.  Tape the top half of Jack's face to the black circle, then I used liquid glue to adhere the words, then add the bottom of his face.  It all fits back in nicely!  I'm definitely going to try some more of these.  I like them!

I also embossed the background with the Woodland embossing folder, and added some Dazzling Details glitter to the trees.

"Halloween" is from the Sweet Hauntings stamp set.  I just inked up the word halloween with my marker, and stamped it.

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

Stamps:  Sweet Hauntings, Sparkly Season
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper:  Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Basic Black
Other:  Big Shot, Woodland embossing folder, Seasonal Frame thinlits, Greetings thinlits, Label Bracket punch, Dazzling Details, Pear Pizzazz ribbon, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Happy Birthday Mom! Butterflies all around.

Happy birthday to my mom!  My original plan for a birthday gift fell through (thanks to the Tins of Cards being on back order!), so I had to go to Plan B.  I had these flour sack kitchen towels on hand, and enough fabric to do the job.

How do you make these???

1.  Wash, dry, and iron your towels and fabric.
2.  Iron on "Heat Bond" to the back side of your fabric. 
3.  Run your heat-bonded fabric through the Big Shot with your die, to cut out your shapes.
4.  Peel off the paper and iron butterflies onto your towels.
5.  DONE!


Then I made a card, and gift bag to shove them all in.  The bag doesn't match the card, because I only had so many choices of purple designer paper.  Oh well...

The card is 4 1/4" square, and I made an envelope to fit using the Envelope Punch board.



I'm not going to bother to list what all I used, because most of it is retired.  The stamps were from previous Paper Pumpkin Kits, so we can't get those any more either.

Happy Creating!!!

Toni


Monday, August 17, 2015

Paper Pumpkin Card - July 2015


Used my July Paper Pumpkin Kit, along with a hostess greeting set to create this simple card.  Just a row of those cute coffee cups, and a single rhinestone sparkle.  Popped that layer up with dimensionals.

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

Stamps:  Happy Birthday, Everyone (hostess set), July Paper Pumpkin Thanks a Latte
Ink:  Early Espresso, Cucumber Crush
Paper:  Whisper White
Other:  Basic Jewel Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Among the Branches - Halloween and Fall first attempts

My first attempts at using this great new set from the Holiday Catalog - Among the Branches, along with the Woodland embossing folder.  This embossing folder is one of the big ones - 6" x 6".  That's so you can emboss the entire card front either horizontally or vertically.  The possibilities...  can't wait to use this one some more! 

And it's available as a bundle, so you can save 15%.  Even sweeter!

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

Stamp:  Among the Branches (bundle it with the embossing folder!)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Early Espresso
Paper:  Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Other:  Big Shot, Woodland embossing folder (BUNDLE!), 2" circle punch, jute twine stuff (came from one of my past Paper Pumpkin kits - you'll find that you usually have extra "stuff" from your Pumpkin kits.  Save it to use later, and increase that kit value).

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Happy Stamping,

Toni

Paper Pumpkin leftovers - June 2015


Last month, while I had started working on my June Paper Pumpkin Kit, I was also working on some swaps.  I used leftover pieces of cardstock to make this card, and used the stamps from the June Paper Pumpkin Kit. 

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this (OTHER than the June Paper Pumpkin Kit):

Ink:  Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder
Paper:  Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White

Even though I just posted this info, here it is again...

If you've never tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time - get 50% off your first two months.

Offer Dates: July 23-September 10, 2015


Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

The Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
Sign up here - https://mypaperpumpkin.com/?demoid=29907

Happy Stamping!

Toni
 

Paper Pumpkin Creations - June 2015

Time got away from me, but I finally finished my Paper Pumpkin Kit from June.  I love these cards!  The kit had supplies to make FOUR (4) of each of these card designs.  Love it!  And all of the envelopes had liners to put in too. 

I can't wait to send these cards out!

Don't forget the Paper Pumpkin special is still going on - get 50% off your first two months, for new subscribers!

Offer Dates: July 23-September 10, 2015


Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

The Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
Sign up here - https://mypaperpumpkin.com/?demoid=29907

Happy Stamping!

Toni
 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Monochromatic embossed Summer Silhouettes


Since I already had my embossing powder out last week, I figured I'd try a simple, easy card.  I really wanted to make dandelions with this flower from Summer Silhouettes.

The mosaic patterned bit is stamped tone-on-tone.  Delightful Dijon on the same cardstock, and Mint Macaron on the same cardstock.  Both have Early Espresso stems and greetings, with the embossed white flower tops.  Very simple, but I really like how it turned out.  I can see a whole series of cards just like this, in different colors.

I've done this card before - it was either White on White, or Vanilla on Vanilla, just used different colors ink.  I love the design.

Knot of ribbon attached with glue dot.

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

Stamps:  Summer Silhouettes, Sassy Salutations
Ink:  Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Early Espresso, Versamark
Paper:  Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron
Other:  White embossing powder, Embossing Buddy, heat tool, Early Espresso 1/4" ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Masking and Embossing, By the Tide

We tried out masking AND embossing together at our Stamp Club last week.  You mask off your paper, leaving that strip.  Emboss with White embossing powder, leaving your masking pieces on.  Then sponge color over the images.

I found some 3M Sticky Note Paper in a roll that was perfect for the masking.  Just laid it right down.  It didn't curl up or anything when we embossed on it.

The greenish areas are the new In Color, Mint Macaron.  Blue areas are Soft Sky.  Brown areas are In Color, Tip Top Taupe. 

Loved it!  So EASY!

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

Stamps:  By the Tide, Sassy Salutations
Ink:  Versamark, Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, Soft Sky
Paper:  Whisper White, Mint Macaron
Other:  White embossing powder, heat gun, masking paper (3M), Embossing Buddy, Stampin' sponges.

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Another baby shower card!


Went to another baby shower last week, and made this card.  I think it was 5 1/2" square, and I had to make an envelope for it out of cardstock and my Envelope Punch Board.

Added lots of layers, and some old favorites to this card.  Pretty in Pink is the darker pink, and the card base...alas, it is retired.  Still looks so great with Pink Pirouette!

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

Stamps:  Tin of Cards (greeting), Cuddles & Tickles (retired)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink (retired)
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink (retired), Whisper White
Other:  Big Shot, Large Polka Dots embossing folder, 2 1/2" Circle punch, 2 3/8" Scallop punch, Pretty in Pink & Blush Blossom markers (both retired), Stampin' Dimensionals

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni

Thursday, August 6, 2015

A Happy Hello with Farmer's Market!

I loved these Farmer's Market designer series paper prints and colors when I first got my catalog.  I didn't get the matching "Market Fresh" stamp set, even though I love the "Lettuce Celebrate" stamp.  :)  I figured I would just pair these great papers with a generic greeting for a nice looking card.  So that's what I was going for here.

The ribbon is actually the Natural Chevron ribbon!  I tied the knot, and made sure the ends were flipped the right way so the chevron print is hidden on the back side.  Get more mileage out of your printed ribbon!  I might actually buy the Smoky Slate Chevron ribbon now that I think about it.  Hhmmm...

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

Stamps:  Tin of Cards
Ink:  Mossy Meadow
Paper:  Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss, Very Vanilla, Farmer's Market designer series papers
Other:  5/8" Natural chevron ribbon, 1 3/4" Circle punch, 2 3/8" Scallop punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

Order your supplies on-line here.

Happy Stamping,

Toni


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Paper Pumpkin Sale just announced!



Just announced! Paper Pumpkin SALE for first-time subscribers starts THIS THURSDAY!

If you've never tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time-get 50% off your first two months.

Offer Dates: July 23-September 10, 2015

Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

The Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
Sign up here - https://mypaperpumpkin.com/?demoid=29907

Happy Stamping!

Toni
 
 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Peggy's Paper Pumpkin Creations - July 2015

Don't you just love what Peggy created with her Paper Pumpkin Kit!  I love her use of color, and masking to layer those cups on top of each other.  Lots of alternative ideas for you to use.

Great cards, and very inspiring!

Thanks for sharing your cards with us Peggy!

Toni

Paper Pumpkin Creations - July 2015

Wow!  What a cool kit from Paper Pumpkin this month!  The kit made 8 cards, with fancy postal looking envelopes.  I made all of these according to the instructions, but I added that extra piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock around the Basic Grey printed paper.  I love it!

Then I made these extra little 3" x 3" cards, using some leftover papers that I had in my craft bag.  Cucumber Crush and Crumb Cake.

 The "Thanks" and "Hello" on these little cards came from the Tin of Cards stamp set, which is available separately.  I'm getting more mileage out of that set than I expected - happy surprise!

If you are interested in joining the Creative Fun every month with Paper Pumpkin - here's how to sign up:
Sign up here - https://mypaperpumpkin.com/?demoid=29907

There aren't any specials or promotions going on for Paper Pumpkin right now, but it's a GREAT VALUE at $19.95 a month (and that includes the shipping!).

This was the stamp set that came in July's Paper Pumpkin kit - SO CUTE!



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Happy Stamping,

Toni