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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wonderful Winterland

It's time to play with the November 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Wonderful Winterland.  Here are just two of my alternative projects:

For the first card I tried using a full moon background, but it didn't meet my expectations, so back to the drawing board.  I ran out of the SU Irresistibly Yours DSP stars background sky paper, so for the second card I made my own with the Hero Arts Tiny Little Stars stamp and Versamark, embossed with clear embossing powder.

Card bases are thick SU Whisper White (A2) 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"  Second card is backed with a piece of Whisper White then Dapper Denim.  Sleigh Ride (retired) die used for foreground in dazzling diamonds paper.  The star is from the current Starlight Dies.  Trees were watercolored with Pear Pizzazz ink and Soft Suede marker.  Dapper Denim ink was sponged over the starry sky.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Santa's Coming To Town

Back in 2013 I made a few of these money/gift card holders as stocking stuffers, they were pretty much a pain even though I had made a pattern.  Fast forward to 2016 with a few more paper crafting skills under me belt, when I decided there had to be a better way.  

I have had requests for them over the years from my groups and clubs, so I set out to make this project as easy as possible so that it could be reproduced with these classes in mind.

It took me an entire day to design, cut out and put together just one.  But now I have an excellent pattern to follow using die cuts and punches, except for the hat and moustache which were hand drawn and used as a template to upload to my Cricut for cutting.

Can you tell in the above photo which Santa was made three years ago and which one was made today?

All papers and card stock by Stampin' Up.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Thanksgiving Place Settings

Here are some of the place setting bags that I put together to hold silverware and a napkins on our Thanksgiving table this year.


Stampin' Up; Paper Pumpkin October 2016, Season of Gratitude kit leaves green twine and sequins.
Lace Doilies; Card stock and inks in Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Delightful Dijon;
Leaf and Acorn Wood Accents and Mini Pinecones; Brown twine; Circle and Stitched Framelits; For All Thinks Stamp Set.

UPS Truck

Gift Box for my UPS driver.  After seeing these boxes on the internet, I decided to give one a try.  I will fill my truck with goodies and give it to my UPS driver.

Super simple to make when you follow the detailed instructions by Jan Farring at Jan's Stamping Creations from 04 Jan 2012 that can be found here:

Friday, November 11, 2016

Christmas Cod

Stamp Set:  Stampin' Up Fa-la-la-la Friends

Bear Hugs Framelit Dies

Papers / Cardstock:  SU Crumb Cake card base, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Garden Green, and Warmth and Cheer DSP

Inks:  Smoky slate, Real Red

Candyland Christmas

CTMH Candyland Christmas Card

Base is 5" x 10" scored 5"
Papers / Card Stock:  Kraft, SU Candy Cane Lane DSP, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip.
Image colored with Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor markers

Dove of Peace Christmas Card

Stamp Sets:
Stampin' Up Dove of Peace and  Festive Flurry both retired.
Papers/Card Stock:  SU Thick Whisper White, Crumb Cake Vellum, Dazzling Diamonds
Inks:  VersaMark heat set with White embossing powder, SU Blushing Bride, Basic Gray, and Smoky Slate

Sequins and White Ribbon

Card base is 5" x 10" scored at 5", rounded corners at bottom.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

A Beautiful Season


Playing with an old favorite stamp set and technique.

Cardstock:  SU Hello Honey, Bashful Blue, Basic Black and Glossy paper.
Stamps:  SU A Beautiful Season, French Script and Winter Memories all retired.
Inks:  Staz-On Black, Hello Honey and Bashful Blue
Accessories:  Black twine, Xyron, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, sponges, hole punch