Sunday, March 19, 2017

March 2017 Paper Pumpkin

Spring is trying to make a comeback here in rainy western Washington!My new Paper Pumpkin kit for March arrived on Friday and I had to check it out right away since it has an Easter/spring theme. The project includes 9 adorable fabric bunny treat bags and 9 3x3 small cards.

I don't have much use for the small cards, so I cut them in half and used each one to make two standard A2 sized Easter cards. Now I'll have enough Easter cards to send out to friends and family.

This card features the in-color Sweet Sugarplum. I love this pretty purple shade and it will be the perfect card for one of my daughters who loves pinks and purples. This one is definitely my favorite!

Dapper Denim is a beautiful shade of blue! I wasn't quite sure that it would work for an Easter or spring card, but I think it turned out beautifully with the colorful patterned paper to compliment it.

Peekaboo Peach is an in-color that is growing on me. I like how this one turned out with a mix of the paint stroke ears and cross-hatch background.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Northwest Stamp and Share: Holiday Catalog Sneak Peaks

I attended the Northwest Stamp and Share event for Stampin' Up! demonstrators yesterday that was hosted by the talented Jennifer Blomquist , a.k.a. the Northwest Stamper. It was a great day of stamping, chatting, and business advice. As always, I enjoyed meeting with the ladies from the Fun N' Crafty stamp group. The four cards below are based on Jennifer's designs for the four make and takes we made as part of the event.

The first card features a new stamp set from the upcoming Stampin' Up! holiday catalog called Spooky Fun. The stamps are sized perfectly for cards! The make and take was designed as a treat bag, but I used the pieces on a Whisper White card base to turn them into a card.

The next card features a flower from Flourishing Phrases stamp set that is currently available along with a sentiment from the upcoming Frosted Medallions stamp set. I am loving the combination of Pool Party and Sweet Sugarplum with the silver accents. This was supposed to be a New Year's card with a snowflake and New Year's sentiment, but I thought "the best is yet to come" sentiment would work well for a birthday or encouragement card too. 

The next card features the Candy Cane Christmas stamp set. The printed Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the red baker's twine are from the same product sweet, making for easy coordination!

Jennifer had a "try it" bar set up for us at the Northwest Stamp and Share event. It was great to be able to try out new embossing folders and framelits! The new Cable Knit embossing folder is amazing! It was my favorite item on the try it bar and I embossed several pieces of card stock with it. The Mint Macaron layer in the card below features this new folder. The sentiment is from the upcoming Suite Seasons stamp set. The bling behind the sentiment layer is provided by the new copper foil sheets-also found in the upcoming holiday catalog. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, August 12, 2016

Katelyn's Creations: CYCI#132

My name is Katelyn and I'm 10 years old. I am Angela's daughter and I love to craft with my mom. We both made cards for the CYCI #132 sketch challenge and I am taking over her blog today to share my card with you. 

This is the sketch from Can You Case It?

And here is my card: 

The card base is Bermuda Bay. The printed paper with the gold pattern is from the DCWV matstack called The Gilded Orchard. The gold strip is from The Paper Studio. The banner was cut and punched out of Bermuda Bay. The large heart sticker is from a Paper Pumpkin kit and I punched the other ones out of the sides of the sticker sheet.

I hope you like my card. Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

CYCI#132 Sketch Challenge and Sneak Peak!

Today's card was created for the sketch challenge over at Can You Case It? 

One of the perks of being a Stampin' Up! demo is getting to pre-order products before catalogs go live for customers. My holiday catalog pre-order arrived on Friday and I've been itching to pull out my new goodies and to get stamping with them. When I saw the sketch on the CYCI site this morning, the Petals and Paisleys suite came to mind.

Here's my quick and simple take on the sketch:

The card base is Very Vanilla. I also used Mint Macaron card stock to mount the piece of  Petals and Paisleys Specialty DSP and accent it. The sentiment from the Paisleys and Posies stamp set is stamped in Rich Razzleberry and the flower above it is stamped in Mint Macaron. The accent flower on the Rich Razzleberry banner is die cut from the new copper foil sheets coming in the holiday catty. The copper foil is one of my favorite new products!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed the sneak peak of the Petals and Paisleys suite!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Project Life "All Year Long" Greeting Cards

I've spent the last couple of days working on greeting cards using the "All Year Long" card collection from Project Life by Stampin' Up! I ordered a crafting retreat in a box from another demonstrator and it included the card collection and accessory set to make a mini album and six cards. I don't use Project Life for memory keeping, so I decided to make additional cards with the remaining cards. I am really happy with the results!

I made a total of 24 cards using this Project Life kit. The colors that coordinate with the kit include Mint Macaron, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla.

My favorite card features a Mint Macaron card base and a printed Project Life card with silver foil on a Mint Macaron background. The banner was made with a leftover piece of another card trimmed down to size. The small metallic silver doily is mounted on a circle punched out of Mint Macaron to give it more stability. The sentiment is from the "Jars of Love" stamp set.

The second card also features a silver foil card, this time printed on Basic Black. I cut the silver layer from an envelope liner I saved from another kit as well as the circle behind the sentiment banner. The banner is from the accessory kit. The card base is Basic Black. I really love the contrast of the silver foil with the black background!

The next card features Delightful Dijon. I was on the fence about this color before, but it really grew on me as I made these cards. This is my favorite one to feature this color. The "smile" sentiment is from another Project Life card that was cut down to size. The floral background is from another PL card. 

More Delightful Dijon, this time paired with Mint Macaron: 

The next two cards feature Crumb Cake as their main color: 

The last card I am sharing features my favorite sentiment:

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Watermelon Wonder Wednesday

Watermelon Wonder is one of Stampin' Up's 2015-2017 in-colors and is definitely one of my favorite colors. This blog post will feature Watermelon Wonder-check back for upcoming posts featuring other colors!
My first card features Watermelon Wonder and the new 2016-2018 in-color Dapper Denim. I think Dapper Denim is a great blue and coordinates with many of the colors in the Stampin' Up! color families. The card base and first layer are Watermelon Wonder card stock. The first layer was stamped with the Hardwood background stamp to provide some additional texture to the card. The central layer was stamped with stamps from the Timeless Textures stamp set. The "Thanks" sentiment is from the Sunburst Sayings stamp set and was embossed with white embossing powder. 

My second card also features Watermelon Wonder and Dapper Denim. The Whisper White card base was stamped with the "Hardwood" background stamp in Dapper Denim. I used the Timeless Textures stamp set to add some interest to the card base. The center image features the Work of Art stamp set. The swooshes are all stamped in Watermelon Wonder, some are just stamped off to give them a different shade. The sentiment is stamped in Dapper Denim. 

The final card features Watermelon Wonder paired with Pacific Point. I think this pairing provides a bright and cheerful look. This card also features the Work of Art stamp set, this time paired with Gorgeous Grunge. Can you spot the new item I used from the 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! annual catalog? 

The sentiment and its mat are cut out with the new Layering Squares framelits set. This set comes with 19 dies and gives you tons of options for layering on your projects. 

I'd love to see any cards or other projects you've made using Watermelon Wonder paper or ink. Please leave a link in the comments to share. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Sunburst Sayings Thank You Cards

Just a quick share today of a set of 12 thank you cards made with the Sunburst Sayings stamp set. The DSP featured on the cards is a sneak peak of a paper set coming next month in the new catalog.  The cards featured various base colors pulling from the colors in the DSP.

 I think the Crumb Cake version is my favorite. I made two slightly different versions:

I am also partial to the Watermelon Wonder color and the bright pop it gives to these cards:

The final base color I used was Mint Macaron. I like the contrast between this color and the Watermelon Wonder. 

Which version do you prefer?

 Thanks for stopping by!