September 24, 2016

Create with Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop!

We are having lots of fun showing you "Shaped Cards" today during our Saturday Blog Hop at Create with Connie & Mary. My card fold was actually a photo sent to me from a local customer of mine (Hi Salli!) who spotted the photo, sent it to me and said she wanted to learn how to create this card. The photo had no name, no directions and no link to someone's blog so I got busy figuring it all out by myself. This is what I came up with:

And the two end pieces fold up accordion style to a flat card for mailing:

Here's another view from above so you can see the smaller folds in the center:

And finally, a side view:

I'm calling it a "5 Panel Fancy Fold Card Fold". I included lots of photo's to try to capture all the angles for you. I have the pattern at the bottom of my post that you can click on. Here are the steps and layers needed to create this card:

  1. Card Base: Cajun Craze Cardstock 10-1/2" x 5-1/2". Use the pattern below to create all of the fold lines and fold as shown in the photo's (accordion style).
  2. Designer Paper Layers:Cut 4 layers using the Halloween Night Designer Paper measuring 1-1/2" x 5-1/4". I used 2 different patterns. Cut  angles on two of the pieces using the pattern provided at the bottom of my post. Glue the designer paper layers to the card base as shown in the photo.
  3. Using Whisper White Cardstock, cut a piece for the center of the card using the pattern. Stamp the pine branches using the Christmas Pines stamp set using Cajun Craze Ink. Stamp twice without re-inking. Stamp the sentiment  from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set using Basic Black Ink at the bottom and glue to the center of the card base. Add a few Rhinestone Jewels to the background.
  4. Sentiment: Stamp the sentiment from the Tin Of Cards stamp set on Cajun Craze Cardstock using Basic Black Ink. Cut out with the Decorative Label Punch. Cut out two labels using the Lots of Labels Dies. One in Cajun Craze using label #3  and one with the designer paper using label #4. Layer all three pieces with Stampin' Dimensionals and glue to card front by gluing half of the label to the left-hand flap.
Card Supplies:
  • Stamps: Christmas Pines, Tin Of Cards, Thankful Thoughts
  • Inks: Basic Black, Cajun Craze
  • Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels
  • Tools: Lots Of Labels Framelits Dies, Decorative Label Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Simply Scored Scoring Tool

Now you can follow the hop by clicking on the links below to visit my talented teammates, Nicole at Be Creative with Nicole, or Melissa at RubberFunatics:

Card Pattern:


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September 23, 2016

The September Paper Pumpkin Is Here!

The September Paper Pumpkin Kit is here! Oh what fun this one is going to be. Imagine the possibilities of filling the test tubes with treats! Not a Halloween fan? That's okay because there are blank tags that you can use and make them non-Halloween. Let me show you what arrived in my box this month:

Sixteen test tubes and stoppers! And an Old Olive Mini Ink Pad along with this stamp set:

And look at all of those tags, decorative strips, twine, glue dots and directions:

Click on the link below to watch Stampin' Up!'s Paper Pumpkin video:

The project below is a project from the Paper Pumpkin Gurus team that I belong to. This is our free Sneak Peek for the month of September. See what I mean about not being a Halloween fan? We filled this test tube with bath salts!

Who are the Paper Pumpkin Gurus? We are a team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that come up with "Exclusive Projects" for our Paper Pumpkin Subscribers only each month. Each project comes with a direction sheet just like this one that you can download:


If you are a subscriber of mine, you'll be receiving 10-12 exclusive projects to your email address. Not a subscriber of mine yet? Sign up now until October 10th to receive our promotion "Buy One Get One Free":

Join Here: DEBBIE'S PAPER PUMPKIN STORE and don't forget to use the promotion code BOGO in the box when you check out!

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September 22, 2016

Tidings Of Comfort And Joy!.

I love the big, bold sentiment from the Christmas Pines stamp set that I am using today for the focal point on my card. It looks fabulous layered over a Gold Foil Sheet scallop circle that I cut with the Layering Circle Thinlits Dies doesn't it?

I started out using Crumb Cake Cardstock for my card base and stamped on the bottom using Crumb Cake Ink. I then added a layer of Presents & Pinecones Designer Paper and added a strip of Cherry Cobbler Ribbon from the 3/8"  Silky Taffeta Ribbon Combo Pack.

The Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies made it easy for me to sneak in some pine branches and a cute bow to finish off my card:

Card Supplies:
  • Stamps: Christmas Pines
  • Inks: Emerald Envy, Crumb Cake
  • Cardstock: Real Red, Emerald Envy, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets
  • Tools: Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, Layering Circle Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Accessories: 3/8" Silky Taffeta Ribbon Combo Pack
  • DSP: Presents & Pinecones
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September 21, 2016

Control Freaks Holiday Catalog Swap Card!

I participated in our annual Holiday Catalog Swap with my teammates from the Control Freaks Swappers recently. I received some beautiful cards from my teammates. I usually have to wait for everyone to receive their cards before I can post to my blog. I had signed up to use the Christmas Pines Bundle and this is what I created with it:

These are the steps to creating my card:
  1. Card Base: Rose Red Cardstock 11" x 4-1/4". Score and fold in the center at 5-1/2". Use the Project Life Corner Punch to punch the 2 corners on the bottom.
  2. Layer #2: This Christmas Designer Paper 5-1/4" x 4". Use the corner punch to punch the two bottom corners and glue to card base.
  3. Layer #3: Early Espresso Cardstock 4-3/4" x 3-1/2". Use the corner punch to punch the two bottom corners. Using the branch image, stamp twice using VersaMark Ink and sprinkle with White Embossing Powder. Use the Heat Tool to melt the powder. Glue to card front.
  4. Layer #4: Rose Red Cardstock 1" x 4-1/4". Trim the two ends into a "V" with Paper Snips. Stamp the sentiment using VersaMark Ink and sprinkle with White Embossing Powder. Use the Heat Tool to melt the powder. Glue to card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. Pinecones: Stamp 2 pinecones using Sahara Sand Ink on Sahara Sand Cardstock. Cut out the pinecones using the dies. Color both pinecones using Clear Wink Of Stella. Glue to card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  6. Bow: Cut one bow using Rose Red Cardstock using the dies and glue to the top of the pinecones.

Christmas Pines Bundle
Item #143496

This Christmas Specialty Designer Paper
Item #141628

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September 20, 2016

Kylie's International Blog Hop!

Hi Stampers and welcome to our September International Blog Hop! I was lucky to have been chosen by you, my readers, as a winning entry in Kylie's International Blog Highlight. Thanks to everyone that voted for my card. All of the winners are participating in today's Blog Hop and we were able to use whatever we wanted for Stampin' Up! products, so no theme today and I created a coordinatingm card and treat box for you:

I used four stamp sets for my projects: the Cozy Critters, Holly Jolly, Santa's Sleigh and the Sweet Home stamp sets. Can you spot where I used them all?

I used the Presents & Pinecones Designer Paper on both projects and for cardstocks I used Soft Sky, Mint Macaron, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White. For my card I stamped the sentiment layer in Emerald Envy Ink and cut that and two other cardstock layers using the Layering Circle Framelits Dies. I also used the 1-1/4" Circle Punch to cut out the center of the sentiment:

Do you like the way my cute owl from the Cozy Critters stamp see peeks out of the hole? I stamped him twice, once in Crumb Cake Ink and again using Cherry Cobble Ink. I hand-cut the scarf from the cherry cobbler image and glued it to the crumb cake image. He has a Stampin' Dimensional on the back of his head to keep him raised. And I added ribbon from the 3/8" Silky Taffeta Combo Pack to finish off my card.

For the treat box I used the new Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies and the coordinating Sweet Home stamp set:

I needed a wreath for my windows and found the cutest one in the Santa's Sleigh stamp set. This treat box is so much fun to assemble and decorate! I hope you enjoyed both of my projects for today. Enjoy the blog hop and thanks to Kylie for hosting this!
Click on each individual blog below to visit my teammates!

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September 19, 2016

Control Freaks September Blog Hop!

Happy Fall, Y'all and welcome to our September Control Freaks Blog Hop. You are in for some great inspiration from myself & my teammates this month. If you arrived here from Cindy Elam's blog, didn't her beautiful projects just make you want to skip over to your stamp room? I will direct you to the next stop at the bottom of my post!

As for myself, I've created 3 fall-ish projects for you this month, here are all three of them in a group shot:


And I'll talk a little about them individually. For my first card I used the Vintage Leaves stamp set and created my own background using Mint Macaron, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Soft Suede Inks:

Once my background was created,  I used the Hello You Thinlits Dies to cut out the word "happy". I also cut out two more of the word "happy" using Watercolor Paper. I used the Project Life Corner Punch on the two bottom corners and glued my layer to a Soft Suede Cardstock card base which also has the two bottom corners rounded. I then glued the two watercolor paper words back into the die-cut hole, on top of each other, and added the cardstock wording on top of that to create a raised effect. If you do this, don't forget to keep all the little guts from the first layer so you can insert them back into the holes. I then colored the word with Gold Wink Of Stella. The word "F-A-L-L" was stamped using the letters from some of the words in the Sunshine Sayings stamp set and hand-cut. How neat!

For card #2 I partially embossed the Copper Foil Sheet with the Pretty Paisley's Embossing Folder. I love how the embossing looks on the Copper Foil Sheet:

I then glued layer upon layer created using the Christmas Pines and Basket Of Wishes stamp sets. The coordinating Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies were perfect to add all of the die-cut branches and leaves. I am from Maine so the pinecones and everything else from this set were first on my list from the!

For my final card I wanted to create a card using Punch Art and framelits to create a scarecrow. The only stamping done on this card is the sentiment from the Ready To Pop stamp set:

Here are the tools I used on my scarecrow in case you would like to replicate him:
  • Face & Partial Hat: Lots Of Labels Framelits Dies 
  • Hat Brim: Trim the ends with a large circle punch
  • Sunflower: Petite Petals Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch
  • Eyes: 1/2" Circle Punch (with the eyelids using one cut in half) and 1/4" Handheld Punch
  • Nose: Hand-cut
  • Hair: Burlap Ribbon cut and split
  • Mouth and stitches: Hand-drawn
I will now direct you to my super-talented teammate Amy Koenders blog by clicking on the link below and make sure you visit all of my teammates! Happy Fall Y'All!

Merry Monday Challenge #214!

So have you gotten back into the swing of creating Christmas cards yet with the Merry Monday design team? We took a few months off for summer and I am so glad to see you all back joining us each week!

So this week our hostess is Kathy and she wants to see "something warm" on your card. I knew exactly what I wanted to use on this week's project. Do you like?

I added designer paper, water-coloring, bling, and lots of die-cuts. I just love the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies and the addition of the Gold Enamel Shapes:

I used my Aqua Painter and my ink pads to color the cute little Eskimo all dressed up for winter which is the perfect image to use for our theme this week:

Make sure you visit the Merry Makers this week to see how they are keeping warm! 

Card Supplies:
  • Stamps: Cookie Cutter Christmas
  • Inks: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Emerald Envy
  • Cardstock: Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Mint Macaron
  • Accessories: Black Bakers Twine, Gold Enamel Shapes
  • Tools: Project Life Corner Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, Aqua Painter
  • Designer Paper: Candy Cane Lane Designer Paper 

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