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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Simply Snowflakes Paper Pumpkin

The November Paper Pumpkin kit makes 8 fabulous Christmas Cards and 12 Gift Tags. I love the projects just as they are, but decided to stretch the number of cards you can make. If you don't need cards then check out the Decorative Banner I made from the supplies.

Make twice as many cards!

Cut the die-cut flaps from the cards in the kit. Stamp and mount each flap on a Lost Lagoon card base.

The sentiment is from one of the gift tags!
Use the next 2 designs to make 4 times the number of cards in the kit!

I added Frosted Sequins embellishments. (135835)
This card uses just the white die-cut snow flake on a Soft Sky card base with a Lost Lagoon mat.

I added the Silver ribbon. (132137)
If you use the flaps from the cards in the kit, you will have 8 plain mats left over.

Emboss them with the Northern Flurry folder (120902) in your Big Shot (113439) and sand the blue layer to reveal the white core.

Eight more cards!

I added extra rhinestones. (119246)
If you don't need lots of cards, make a banner from Lost Lagoon pennants with the die-cut card flaps.

For the white snowflakes flip the Lost Lagoon die-cut snowflakes over.

I used my 2 in. Circle punch (133782) and discontinued Alphabet dies for the letters.

Sweet As Pie Paper Pumpkin

The October Paper Pumpkin kit contained 8 triangle gift boxes meant to hold slices of Pumpkin Pie, but it arrived too late to use for the Canadian Thanksgiving.

I used 5 boxes to make a lovely 3-D Star. I traded one of my boxes with a friend to have 5 of the same design. Hang it like a wreath or stand it on a shelf.

-cut 5 1-1/2 X 4 in. strips from the chipboard packing material
-score each strip in the middle and fold

-assemble 5 of the pie boxes
-use strong adhesive like Sticky Strip (104294), Fast Fuse (129026) or Tombow glue (110755) to adhere the corners of the boxes together by the folded strips
-apply sticky strip to the edges
-cut a 7 in. circle of Kraft card stock (133674)
-carefully position the arcs of the circle evenly on the adhesive on the boxes
-cut 3 Paper Doilies (129399) in half and fold under a 3/8 in. section
-adhere the half doilies over the edge of the boxes
-cut 1-1/2 in. wide strips of Kraft card stock
-adhere the strips inside the pentagon formed by the boxes
-wrap Gold twine (132975) around the star
-use a glue gun to adhere buttons around the opening






Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Typeset Eleanor

The floral images from Everything Eleanor remind me of toile. I stamped one of them on Typeset paper to create this background.

Supplies
Stamps
-Everything Eleanor 131987
-Petite Pairs 128706
Ink
-Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad 132708
Paper
-Soft Sky card stock 131203
-Naturals Ivory card stock 101849
-Typeset Design Series Paper 133704
Tools
-Big Shot 113439
-Apothecary Accents framelits 127003
-Itty Bitty Accents punch pack 133787
-Occasions Piercing Templates 129387
-Piercing Tool 126189
Accessories
-Pearl Basic Jewels 119247
-Venetian Crochet trim 134581

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Eleanor's Butterfly

The swirly image from Everything Eleanor makes wonderful backgrounds. I CASEd a lovely card by Aimee Cretsinger.

Ink the image with Pink Pirouette ink and sponged Perfect Plum ink on the middle and Island Indigo on the end and stamp on Whisper White card stock.

The butterfly image from Papillon Potpourri was heat embossed, then sponged with colour before I cut it out with a punch.




-ink the image with a VersaMark pad then lightly ink it with an Island Indigo pad
-stamp on Whisper White card stock
-cover with Iridescent Ice embossing powder and shake off the excess
-melt the powder with a heat tool and let cool
-use sponge daubers to layer Pink Pirouette ink and Perfect Plum ink on the image
-cut out the image with the Elegant Butterfly punch

Supplies
Stamps
-Everything Eleanor 131987
-Papillon Potpourri 132058
-Good Greetings 135014
Ink
-Pink Pirouette ink pad 126956
-Perfect Plum ink pad 126963
-Island Indigo ink pad 126986
-VersaMark pad 102283
Paper
-Pink Pirouette card stock 113351
-Perfect Plum card stock 101889
-Whisper White card stock 100730
Tools
-Heat Tool 129053
-Elegant Butterfly punch 127526
-Modern Label punch 119849
-Sponge Daubers 133773
Accessories
-Iridescent Ice embossing powder 101930
-Silver Metallic Baker's Twine 132976
-Basic Rhinestones 119246

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Xmas Stamp A Stack

The tradition of sending cards at Christmas is even better when the cards are handmade. So, I've designed some simple cards to lessen the time it takes to make many cards at once.

Silver Snowflakes
Stamps
-Ornamental Pine 135104
Ink
-VersaMark pad 102283
Paper
-Soft Sky card stock 131203
-Silver Foil card stock 132178
Tools
-Big Shot 113439
-Northern Flurry embossing folder 120902
-Heat Tool 129053
Accessories
-Silver embossing powder 109131
-Silver 1/8 in. ribbon 132137

Gold Tree
Stamps
-Ornamental Pine 135104
-Lovely As A Tree 115026
Ink
-Gold Encore pad 132141
-Night of Navy ink pad 126970
Paper
-Night of Navy card stock 100867
-Whisper White card stock 100730
Tools
-Big Shot 113439
-Ovals framelits 129381
-Sponge Daubers 133773
Accessories
-Night of Navy seam binding 134571




Snowy Pine
Stamps
-Ornamental Pine 135104
-Gorgeous Grunge 130514
Ink
-Mossy Meadow ink pad 133645
-Whisper White ink pad 101731
-Cherry Cobbler ink pad 126966
Paper
-Crumb Cake card stock 120953
-Whisper White card stock 100730
Accessories
-Cherry Cobbler 1 in. Sheer Linen Ribbon







Sequins and Snowflakes
Stamps
-Endless Wishes 136829
Ink
-Pool Party ink pad 126982
-Bermuda Bay ink pad 131171
-Pear Pizzazz ink pad 131180
-Island Indigo ink pad 126986
Paper
-Pear Pizzazz card stock 131201
-Whisper White card stock 100730
-Pool Party card stock 122924
Accessories
-Frosted Sequins 135835





Monday, November 3, 2014

Sponged Lovely As A Tree

I used 3 blues and 3 greens to sponge the background for the bare trees from Lovely As A Tree. Ink the sponge daubers then remove some ink on scrap papers. Build up the colours of ink slowly.

I coloured the stamped falling leaves with markers.

Supplies
Stamps
-Lovely As A Tree 128655
-Four You 130535
Ink
-Soft Sky ink pad 131181
-Marina Mist ink pad 126962
-Island Indigo ink pad 126986
-Pear Pizzazz ink pad 131180
-Wild Wasabi ink pad 126959
-Garden Green ink pad 126973
-Early Espresso ink pad 126974
-Pear Pizzazz marker 131266
-Crumb Cake marker 120967
Paper
-Naturals White card stock 102316
-Baked Brown Sugar card stock 131296
-Whisper White card stock 100730
Tools
-Sponge Daubers 133773
Accessories
-Early Espresso Baker's Twine 123124

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Gold Embossed Lovely As A Tree

Gold Foil card stock sets off the gold embossing powder on this quick card.

Supplies
Stamps
-Lovely As A Tree 128655
-Good Greetings 135014
Ink
-VersaMark pad 102283
-Cajun Craze ink pad 126965
Paper
-Crumb Cake card stock 120953
-Cajun Craze card stock 119684
-Gold Foil card stock 132622
-Naturals Ivory card stock 101849
Tools
-Heat Tool 129053
-Embossing Buddy 103083
-Decorative Label punch 120907
Accessories
-Gold Embossing powder 109129
-Gold Basic Metal buttons 133763
-Linen Thread 104199

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Lovely As A Puffy Tree

The evergreen tree from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set is so verstatile. I've used it many ways, many times, but this puffy technique is new to me. My wonderful upline, Lisa Althouse, demonstrated it to me at our last meeting.

Here's a close-up of the puffy effect.
-stamp the image on card stock
-place the card stock on your Stampin' Pierce mat
-use the small end of your Simply Scored Stylus to trace around the image
-turn the card stock over on the Stampin' Pierce mat
-use the large end of the stylus stretch the card stock and make the image stand out
-cover the back of the card stock with Snail adhesive
-fill in the outline of the tree with small amounts of a cotton ball
-adhere the stamped mat to another card stock mat
-place on a hard surface and trace over the outline of the tree with the stylus to adhere the edges around the cotton







Supplies
Stamps
-Lovely As A Tree 128655
-Itty Bitty Banners 132022
Ink
-Mossy Meadow ink pad 133645
Paper
-Mossy Meadow card stock 133676
-Sahara Sand card stock 121043
-Very Vanilla card stock 101650
Tools
-Simply Scored Stylus 125624
-Stampin' Pierce Mat 126199
Accessories
-Linen Thread 104199
-Dimensionals 104430