Saturday, October 29, 2016

October Paper Pumpkin

Hi!  I thought I would share 3 cards that I made using this months Paper Pumpkin.  While the cards made using this kit were pretty, they sure were a pain for me to put together!  I guess I just had trouble keeping track of all the steps. On one of the cards I forgot to put on the window sheet layer - this is not good because all the sequins fall out when you shake the card! LOL  The next time I was so proud of myself, I remembered the window sheet only to discover that I forgot the sequins!!!  Oh, made me laugh.

I really wish you could see how pretty this really is.

Here's another one.

I purposely did not add the window sheet and sequins to this one. I think it still looks very pretty, and actually I wanted this one to be more masculine.

That's it for today.  Have a great weekend!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Mini Fall Wreath

Hello!  I decided to use some retired product, current product and Paper Pumpkin product to make this fall wreath.

So, I really wanted it to be round, but it just didn't work out!  LOL  That's ok, I still like it.  :)

Here's how I made it. First, I cut strips of my retired DSP and scored each piece at 1/4" intervals using my Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  Next, I glued the ends together.  Then, I used my hot glue gun and made the rosettes. Last, I hot glued each rosette onto my round backing.

The pumpkins and flowers are from the September Paper Pumpkin kit.  I stamped each onto Very Vanilla paper, cut them out by hand and then glued them onto the rosettes.

The scarecrows are from the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set in this year's Holiday Catalog. They were also stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock, colored in with ink and a Blender Pen, and glued on.

I didn't get an up close shot of the bow on the top.  I used retired DSP and the Bow Builder Punch to make it.

As always, thank you so much for taking time to stop by!  Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

DSC#203 Santa's Sleigh

Hi! I'm all about getting my Christmas cards done these days and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this sketch - love it when that happens!  I think it turned out just as nice as I was hoping it would. 

I just love the This Christmas Specialty DSP.  It's lightweight, a real bargain - you get 24 sheets for $13.00 and I really like the traditional Christmas colors.    The deer from the Santa's Sleigh set are becoming a favorite of mine too!

Stamp Set:  Santa's Sleigh
Ink:  Early Espresso
Paper:  This Christmas Specialty DSP, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Big Shot:  Layering Squares Framelits, Santa's Sleigh Thinnest

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 17, 2016

September Paper Pumpkin Notes

Hello!  Here's a quick post showing a 3 x 3 notecard that I made using some of the supplies from my September Paper Pumpkin kit.

I cut a 3" x 6" piece of Soft Suede cardstock and folded it in half.  The only stamping I did was the sentiment and flower on the envelope.  This went together super quick and I think it turned out super cute too!

September Paper Pumpkin Kit Leftovers
Mini Envelopes
Ink:  Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
Paper:  Soft Suede

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

September Paper Pumpkin

Hello!  Boy, I got an email on Wednesday telling me that my October Paper Pumpkin has shipped and I realized that I didn't even share September's kit yet!  Well, here it is...

I'm not kidding when I say that this has been my favorite kit ever!!!  I love the test tubes and all the little tags and banners.  The stamp set is awesome too - it can be used for all kinds of things.  I filled these tubes with M & M's, but I've seen all kinds of cool stuff put in there around the web.

Well, that's it for today, thanks for stopping by.  Stop back on Monday and see the quick and cute little notecard I made using some of the leftover supplies.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

DSC#202 Cookie Mask

Hello! I was afraid I wouldn't be able to join this weeks challenge since I didn't have any masks, and then my fabulous upline, Dawn Olchefske, sent me the new Seasonal Decorative Masks in the mail this week!  WooHoo!  Thanks Dawn!  You get four 6 x 6 stencils in the pack and one is as nice as the next.  Since I just had foot surgery last Friday I only was able to use one, but you can bet I'll be sharing the others as soon as I am back on my feet.

I used a sponge and Early Espresso ink with this mask to make a Christmas card.  I love this design!  This card is really cute in person - it makes me want to put on a red sweater and sit by the tree and eat gingerbread cookies!  LOL

Stamp Sets:  Cookie Cutter Christmas, Peaceful Pines
Paper:  Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White, Crushed Curry
Ink:  Garden Green, Early Espresso, Real Red
Big Shot:  Perfect Pines Framelits, Layering Squares
Punch:  Cookie Cutter
Extras:  Seasonal Decorative Masks

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you enjoyed the blog hop!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Pines for the Holidays

Hello!  I have another Christmas card made using the Christmas Pines stamp set and the coordinating Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies to share today.

On this card I stamped the pines with Garden Green ink and cut out the ribbon and pine cones using the Thinlits.

Here's a close up so you can see the details on the pine cones.  The bottom layer is cut out of Soft Suede cardstock and the top layer is Early Espresso.

Here's the inside of the card.

Stamp Set:  Christmas Pines
Ink:  Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Gold Glimmer
Big Shot:  Pretty Pines Thinlits

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

DSC#201 Cookie Cutter Halloween

Hi!  I am so excited about this week's challenge...who doesn't love Halloween stamps??!!!  This year there were so many terrific sets to choose from too.  I've been seeing a lot of these z fold cards lately - at least that's what I think they are called.  Anyway, I love the look and thought I would try one myself.

Here's what the card looks like when it is closed.

Here's what it looks like opened.  I just cannot believe how cute these little Cookie Cutter guys are!  The pumpkin and the sentiment are from the September Paper Pumpkin kit and the tree is from the Sheltering Tree stamp set (isn't it perfect for Halloween?).  I used a Blender Pen to color.

Stamp Sets:  Cookie Cutter Halloween, Sheltering Tree, September Paper Pumpkin
Paper:  Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Real Red, White, Smoky Slate

I hope you enjoy our Blog Hop - I know I can't wait to see what everyone made this week!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

One More Thoughtful Branches

Hello!  This is a card I made in August using the Thoughtful Branches stamp set.  My plan was to wait until a little closer to Christmas to share it, but since I haven't gotten any stamping done lately I thought I would share it today.  As I'm writing this post I keep thinking that this photo just does not do this card justice.  It really is quite pretty in person.
The sentiment is from the Christmas Pines stamp set and the Red Baker's Twine is from the Candy Cane Lane suite in this years Holiday Catalog.  It's hard to tell, but I lightly sponged the sky area with  Soft Sky ink and used the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to outline the snow line.

That's it for today. Have a wonderful weekend.  Hope we all get to stamp!!

DSC#286 Daisy Delight

Hello! I thought this week's challenge was right up my alley! Just looks like a Connie card! lol I decided that the only stamp set ...