Friends Make the Season Shine

There are so many beautiful samples in the Holiday Catalog.  For my card for Stamper’s Club this month I decided to case the catalog.  We used the Making Christmas Bright stamp set and I created a modified version of the card on page 6.  The sample is a smaller square card and the card I made is a full size card.

This card is the same colors and layout as the one in the catalog.  I did not use any sequins only the Real Red Mixed Satin Ribbon.  The polka dot print is from the All is Bright Designer Series Paper.  We stamped the greeting on Whisper White and the catalog sample is stamped on one of the pieces from the paper pack. The end of the little bulb is also different – we stamped in Gray Granite and punched it out.  I also added an inside layer of white that has the hanging stars stamped in the corner.

Supply List

  • Making Christmas Bright Bundle (stamp set and Christmas Bulb punch)
  • Call Me Clover card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • All is Bright Designer Series paper
  • Real Red Mixed Satin Ribbon
  • Call Me Clover ink
  • Crushed Curry ink
  • Gray Granite ink

Here is a look at page 6 from the Holiday catalog – you can see the card that I cased.l

If you need some quick inspiration be sure to look at the samples in the catalogs and use them as a starting point for your creations.

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Country Lane Thank You

There are two unique things about this card – first it is square and second there is NO stamping!  That’s right I have a card today with no stamping on it.  It doesn’t happen often but it does happen.  One of the things I love in the new annual catalog is the Thank You Thinlits die – it’s a single die that says Thank You.  It does have a coordinating stamp set that creates a bundle option for you but the die works on its own and makes an easy no stamping card.

I used the new Country Lane Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalog that just went live.  One of the coordinating colors in the paper is Cajun Craze so the thank you was cut from that.  In order to maximize the beautiful paper each 12 x 12 sheet was cut into 4″ squares – that gives you 9 pieces from one sheet.  Since I had square pieces for my paper layer I decided to stick with a square card – cutting my Mint Macaron base to be 8-1/2″ by 8-1/2″ and score it at 4-1/4″ – the spine could be either at the top like I have it here or on the left side for a side opening card.   I used bits of my mini dimensionals to add the thank you to the front of the card and finished with a little piece of Linen Thread tied around it in a bow.

Supply List

  • Thank You Thinlits
  • Country Lane Designer Series Paper
  • Mint Macaron card stock
  • Cajun Craze card stock
  • Linen Thread
  • Mini Dimesionals
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

You could make a custom sized envelope with the Envelope Punch Board but I just stick mine in our Medium Sized Envelopes.  This is a quick and easy card to make a stack of.  Do you make very many card with no stamping on them?

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Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop Blissful Blooms

Hello my friends.  It’s time for our monthly A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop.  A blog hop filled with alternate ideas using contents from the monthly kit. This month our kit is – Blissful Blooms.

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This month’s kit is a beautiful floral kit with silver edged envelopes.  The full kit makes 10 cards – in two different designs.  All you need to do is stamp the sentiments and assemble the cards.

These cards are so beautiful it was hard to do something different with them.  I just didn’t want to cut them up!  But I did do some cutting and came up with two alternate ideas to share. 

Blissful Blooms Notepad & Pen

This first idea came about because I wanted to look at the beautiful flowers on these cards all the time.  If I just made cards and mailed them off then I wouldn’t be able to do that.  So instead the thought of converting one of the cards to be a notepad cover came to mind. 

To cover the notepad I used a piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock and cut it the width of the notepad.  I scored it to fit across the front, and scored again for the depth of the pad and then the rest was folded to the back.  Use some Tear & Tape to secure the back of the note pad to the back flap.  Cut the front of the card off and adher it to the front of the card stock.  Save the back piece we will be using it too.  The label was stamped with the phrases from the Tabs for Everything stamp set.  And I used the Stampin’ Write Marker to add the little dots in between.  The vellum leaves and the twine are both from the kit.

I used the leftover piece from the back of the card to create the insert for the pen.  Cut it to fit in the barrel – for this pen it was about 3-1/2″ long and 3/4″ wide.  Stamp on the paper using the stamp set in the kit.  The colors I used were – Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive and Lemon Lime Twist.  Use a bone folder to curl the paper until you can roll it up tight enough to slide into the barrel of the pen.  Reassemble the pen and add a piece of twine to the cap.

Supply List

The additional supplies that I added to complete this project were:

  • Card stock – Blackberry Bliss
  • Ink – Blackberry Bliss (in kit), Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Tear & Tape
  • Tabs for Everything stamp set
  • Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Bone Folder
  • Stampin’ Trimmer

 

Blissful Blooms Note card

My second idea is a little note card and for this one I cut another card!!  For this one I used the other design.  After trimming it off the card base into a 4″ wide piece – I cut a 1-1/2″ strip off.  I added that to the front of the note card.  That leaves a 4″ square piece which could be used for 2 more note cards.  The rest of the pieces come from the kit. I did remove the silver from the twine for this one.  And don’t forget to add some stamping to the front of the little envelope.

 

Supply List

The additional supplies that I added to complete this project were:

  • Whisper White Note cards & Envelopes
  • Ink – Blackberry Bliss (in kit), Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Stampin’ Trimmer

I hope you liked these alternate ideas for the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit. Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.

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Little Elephant Box

I was so excited to see the Little Elephant stamp set and punch in the Stampin’ Up! catalog.  I’ve been collecting elephants since I was a little girl and always get the sets that have an elephant.  When I was in school I hand carved an elephant stamp – I guess that was probably my first stamping experience!  I didn’t know then that I would be doing this all the time now.  Here is the first thing I made with the I created with the Little Elephant stamp set and punch.  

It was one of my August Stamp Club projects.  We are having a lot of fun in stamp club each month.  All members get to make a 3D project, a card that usually features a technique and a scrapbook page.  I’ve really enjoyed getting back to making scrapbook pages.

Here is a closer look at this month’s Little Elephant box.

Supply List

  • Little Elephant stamp set
  • Elephant Builder punch
  • Lustrous White Mini Gable Boxes
  • Silver & Pool Party Baker’s Twine
  • Twinkle Twinkle Designer series paper
  • Soft Sea Foam ink
  • Gray Granite ink
  • Whisper White card stock

The little flowers are stamped around the base of the box in the Soft Sea Foam ink.  Use the Elephant Builder punch to punch strips of the Twinkle Twinkle Designer paper – the big and little ears are what I used for the flowers.  Glue them to the box on top of the stamped flowers.  Use a piece of the Designer Series Paper and wrap it around the box – but don’t glue it – just tie the twine around it – that way you can untie the twine and remove the wrap to open the box. 

It’s perfect little gift for a new baby – you could roll up a little onsies or some socks to stick inside! 

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Kindness Cruise Swap

I have to tell you that I truly loved the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip to Alaska. If you have never been to Alaska you have to go sometime.  I can tell you about the places we have seen and what we love.  It’s one place that I would visit again and try to see some different areas next time. 

Not only was the destination wonderful but Stampin’ Up! spoils us for sure.  Every day we had a Pillow Gift on our bed in the evening and every day we got to spin a prize wheel.  At the start of the cruise we had a kickoff event where we saw stamping presentations, got prizes and got our copy of the 2018 Holiday Catalog!  In the afternoon I sat out on the balcony with my wine and enjoyed browsing through all the new products.  The Holiday catalog starts on September 5th – so it won’t be long now.

Catching up with friends and making new friends are also a highlight of the trip.  Stampin’ Up! even organized a swap for everyone.  Those that participated designed a card and made a bunch (I think it was about 26).  We turn them in, they swap them out and hand us back a bag filled with 26 different cards from demonstrators all over the world that joined us on the trip.  Today I thought I’d show you my swap card.

I really loved how this one turned out.  It features my new favorite color Gray Granite.  And I used the stamp set from the Notes of Kindness Card Kit.  I love the kit and wanted to feature the stamp set in a different way.  Here is a full list of supplies.

Supply List

  • Notes of Kindness Stamp set (part of the Notes of Kindness Card Kit)
  • Gray Granite card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Gray Granite ink
  • Mossy Meadow ink
  • VersaMark ink
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon
  • Metallic Pearls
  • 2-1/4″ Circle Punch
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

This is one of my favorite photos from the trip and has similar colors in it. The grays, greens and white.  This was taken from the Yukon Suspension Bridge over the river in Canada during one of our excursions. 

It was an amazing view and an incredible excursion that I’d highly recommend.  This was on our stop in Skagway. 

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Picnic Paradise Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop

Hello my friends.  It’s time for our monthly A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop.  A blog hop filled with alternate ideas using contents from the monthly kit. This month our kit is – Picnic Paradise.  Think summer bright colors, fruit, baskets, gingham.  It’s a fun kit that just makes me smile. 

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While I like the mini cards and envelopes that are in the kit I wanted to see about using the parts to make full size cards.  So that’s what I set out to do.  I actually made two sets of cards – one using the pieces of the cards and one using the envelope.  Today I’m sharing the envelope cards.  My ideas are quick as I’m getting this ready before I head out to Alaska for the Stampin’ Up! incentive trip. 

Mini Envelope Cards

I took each mini envelope and cut it apart and then used the front to die cut a stitched square using my Big Shot.  I stamped the greeting on the cut piece.  For each card I cut a coordinating piece of card stock to 3″ square and stamped the stitched lines around the sides.  I tied 24″ twine around the card stock and tied in a bow.  Stamp the lines on the card base before attaching the layered square to the front.

Supply List

The additional supplies that I added to complete this project were:

  • Card stock – Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green, Blueberry Bushel, Poppy Parade
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

I saved the rest of the little envelopes to use for something else – the insides are printed with the Gingham checks.  Here is a close up of one of the cards.

I hope you liked this alternate idea for the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit. Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.

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