Thursday, October 14, 2021

A Rainbow of Fancy Florals With Flowers of Friendship! Stampin' Fancy Friday!

It is Stampin' Fancy Friday time!  I LOVE being on this design team!  Every month there is a Stampin' Fancy Friday challenge and we post the cards we made for the challenge for inspiration!  Well...back in August, the challenge was Fancy Florals!  I love a good floral, so this was a fun challenge!  It was posted on IG and FB, but I am finally blogging about it!  Sorry for the delay!  But here is a Fancy Floral Rainbow for your viewing pleasure!  πŸ˜‰

ColorsPolished Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, Gold, Whisper White, Basic Black
Inks: Polished Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Vellum, Gold & Rose Gold 6"x6" Metallic Specialty Paper
Stamps: Flowers of Friendship
Tools: Bark 3D Embossing Folder, Flowers & Leaves Punch, Heat Tool, Water Painters
Accessories: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Genial Gems

This rainbow was easily made by first stamp & emboss the floral images onto Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.  Then just do a watercolor wash over the stamped images with your rainbow colors.  Then you use the Bark Embossing Folder to emboss the whole card front.  I used the punch to punch some flowers from vellum to add to the stamped flowers for dimension and texture.  Here are a whole bunch of pictures to show you the details! 







What do you think?!  Have you made any "Fancy Floral" cards lately?!  I want to see them if you have!  Tag us on social media if you make any!  Thank you so much for visiting.  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Would love to help you with any of your papercrafting needs!

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Monday, October 11, 2021

Haunts & Harvest Alternate...September Paper Pumpkin!

Last week, in THIS POST, I shared what I made with the Stampin' Up! September Paper Pumpkin Kit... Haunts & Harvest.  WELL...once the kit is made...don't overlook the full stamp set that you can use over & over again!!  Here is a fun card that I made with the stamp set to send to my Paper Pumpkin subscribers to say thank you!  (So if you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber of mine...watch your mailboxes!  πŸ˜€)  ***Note:  I used the Basic White Note Cards & Envelopes for this card.  I LOVE this size (3 1/2" x 5" finished) and I love that extra step of making the card base is done for me.  


ColorsFlirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Inks: Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody, Soft Suede (splatter), Memento Jet Black
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Basic White Note Cards & Envelopes 
Stamps: Haunts & Harvest (from September 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit)
Tools: Scissors!
Accessories: Simply Elegant Trim

Have to admit...love the stamp set a whole bunch!  It was fun to layer all of it together for a fun fall thank you card...in colors I love.  I'm not a huge fan of the "traditional" rusts, mustards, burgandy's of fall. This is much more my fall color palette.  (You will NEVER be able convince me of anything other than Coastal Cabana is most definitely a year-round color.  πŸ˜‰

Here are a few more pics of the details:


Love the layered fall leaves with some Gold Simply Elegant Trim behind it.  


Love the splatter, the distressed edges, the Coastal Cabana background stamping, etc!


I made a fun pile of these...and I have to admit (again) that seeing a stack of projects when they are all done makes my heart so happy!

Hope you enjoy this card! Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!  Would love to help you with any Paper Pumpkin needs...or any of your papercrafting needs!  Thank you so much for visiting!

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

Frightfully Cute Card Sketch - TGIF Challenge 337:

Happy Friday!  Yay!  And Friday in October!  Wowsers!  I can't believe it is already October of 2021!  WHERE has this year gone?!  Well today is the day for a new TGIF Challenge!  Who is excited?!  πŸ™‹And it is a Sketch Challenge!  Yay!!! (I love sketch challenges! πŸ’•) I felt it fitting ... since it is October ... that I make a Halloween card for this Sketch Challenge.  Anyone agree?!  Well...I hope so because here is the card!

ColorsMagenta Madness, Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White, Basic Black
Inks: Magenta Madness, Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green, VersaMark, Light Pumpkin Pie Blends Marker
Cardstock/Papers: Magenta Madness, Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black, Pattern Party Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Frightfully Cute
Tools: Frightful Tags Dies, Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
Accessories: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Cute Stars Adhesive-Backed Sequins

Now that you have seen the card...do you want to see the card sketch? πŸ˜€ I bet so because it is a CUTE one!!!  


I love this sketch!  You could do SO MANY fun things with it!  I can't wait to see what you make with it!  But here are a few more details with the card I made...



I distressed most of the edges because that seemed to fit in the "frightfully cute" theme.  Hee.  And I LOVE bright colors for Halloween.  (Well I love bright colors for most things.  Haha.)  But I just used the edge of my scissors or my fingernail to distress them.  I love the texture and detail that adds.

And can we talk about this spider web?!  I HATE spiders, but I LOVE this web!  It is from the Frightful Tags Dies.  I cut it out with from the Black Glitter Paper and it is SOOOOO Frightfully CUTE!  😍


You may be wondering what ribbon I used for this card.  Well...it is the White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon!  But you are saying now, "But it's not white!" πŸ˜€ I know ... because I colored it!  I used the Light Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Marker to add a bit of orange.  Then I pulled some fibers out of the ends of the ribbon to give it more FRIGHTFULLY CUTE vibes!  πŸ˜‰



I hope this card inspires you!  I hope it inspires you to create your own card with this sketch!  And then go post it on the TGIF Challenge Blog!  I can't wait to see what you make!  

Please let me know if you have any questions!  I would love to help you with any paper crafting needs!

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Sunday, October 3, 2021

September Paper Pumpkin Fun! Haunts & Harvest!

Are you a Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Subscriber?!  If so...are you squealing over your kit that came in September?!  Or did anyone hear me squealing over mine?!  As soon as I opened it...I got to work!  Because how could you not?! Haha.  

(In case you aren't familiar...Paper Pumpkin is a monthly crafting kit subscription.  It comes with everything you need to make whatever the monthly project is.  Including the stamp set & ink!) 

In case you haven't seen it yet...I will share what I did with it!

First thing...my daughter just learned about Johnny Appleseed in school.  So I wanted to make some apples for her teacher!  

Aren't they cute?!  I wrapped these up in a cello bag and my daughter took them the next day.  (They had caramel apple candies inside.  SO MUCH FUN, huh?!  Hee.)

Then this part is a first for Paper Pumpkin...but they had a plan for the box the kit came in!  You turn it into a wagon to carry your treats!!!  HOW CUTE IS THAT?!?!?  Yeah...so stinking cute!  So I put it together, added the pumpkins...and I mean...COME ON!  Swooning!  😍


Just look at these cutie pumpkins!!!



Do you love them as much as I do?!  πŸ˜‰ If not yet, just look at HOW CUTE THEY ARE in this little wooden tray!!!


I have a few videos to show you!  The Take Your Pick Tool was a huge help in quickly putting together these treat boxes.  So made a quick video to try out some video making skills and show you how it helped!  


Then Stampin' Up! makes a video every month to show how to put the kits together.  So thought it would be fun to include here:


With a BONUS of the video on turning the box into the wagon!


Thank you for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything!  Including if you need help getting signed up for Paper Pumpkin!  😊 

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Have you been following along this month with the Stampin' Fancy Friday Sketch Challenge?!  If not...make sure you follow us, the Stampin' Fancy Friday Design Team, on Instagram or Facebook.  There have been LOTS of inspiration!  And I'm sharing mine today!  

ColorsPolished Pink, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Whisper White
Inks: Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Memento Black, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Polished Pink, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Art Gallery, Timeless Tropical
Tools: In the Tropics Dies, Seashells 3D Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
Accessories: Shaker Shapes, Basics Embossing Powders (white), Linen Thread
Have to admit...I LOVE this card.  😁 It may be slipping into the fall time of year where I love, but I'm a forever summer type of girl!  Hee.  What can I say?!  Now...want to see the sketch that inspired this card?!  Then stick around because I will share some of the details of this card below!  


This is SUCH a fun sketch that I can see using time & time again!  So feel free to bookmark this one!  But like I promised...here are a few more pics and details of the card!

To make that fabulous pineapple...I did some watercoloring onto Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.  For the green, I used Granny Apple Green.  Then splattered with the same color.  For the base of the pineapple, I used a mix of Daffodil Delight & Mango Melody.  Then splattered with Mangy Melody.  


After it is all dried, it is time to use the In The Tropics Dies to cut the pineapple out...

And all of that to get this gorgeous focal point...

After that pineapple was made...I embossed the "I MISS YOU" greeting multiple time on Polished Pink cardstock to add to the card front.  And stamped the flower from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set onto the Coastal Cabana card base.

Should we discuss the background on the card?  Those gorgeous white layers that may be a background...but the part that makes it all POP?!  I LOVE the effect.  I cut panels from Whisper White cardstock and them embossed them with the Seashells Embossing Folder.  Then distressed the edges of each of the panels with the edge of a pair of scissors.  (BE CAREFUL and don't cut yourself!). Then splattered with some black ink!  My crafting style usually uses a lot of texture...and I LOVE the texture that this fun detail adds.  


And then here are just a few more pics of the card...



I hope you enjoy this fun card inspired by that fabulous card sketch!  Now I want to see what you make!!!  So take this sketch, make something with it, then tag us in it!!!  

Thank you so much for visiting!  PLEASE let me know if you have any questions at all on anything!  Just a few days left to earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products!  So let me help you!  

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Inspiration with Stitched Leaves for TGIF Challenge 335!

It's fall season here in America...anyone excited?!  I know lots are...I, however...am not one of those people.  Haha.  I'm a summer gal through & through so fall gets a bit depressing and sad for me.   Haha.  But I do love this challenge.  It is a fun fall inspirational one...and you can take it any direction that you want!  So play along with us!  I am sharing my card first, and then I will share the inspirational photo for you!  Then you just head over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to post your card!  

On to the card...


ColorsPolished Pink, Just Jade, Calypso Coral, Pale Papaya, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White, Basic Black
Inks: Polished Pink, Just Jade, Calypso Coral, Pale Papaya, Granny Apple Green, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Pattern Party Designer Series Paper, Gold & Rose Gold 6"x6" Metallic Specialty Paper
Stamps: Best Year
Tools: Timber 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched Leaves Dies
Accessories: Linen Thread, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Now that you have seen the card...here is the official Challenge assignment: 


So cute, huh?!  I didn't do pumpkins...as you saw.  But still went fall with leaves!  And a touch of gold!  (Did you notice that GORGEOUS paper in the background?!  That is the Gold from the Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper.) 

Love these multi-loop bows.  Just take multiple strands (I used 3 here), stack them together, and tie a bow.  I think the impact this bow has works so well for this card.


Now should we talk about these fabulous leaves?!  Have to be honest...they took a little extra time. But I have to say...I feel like it was totally worth it. I love them.  Want to know the steps I took to make these beauties?!  Well, ok then!  
  1. Use the Stitched Leaves Dies to cut out the leaves from Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.
  2. Watercolor each of the leaves.  Colors I used here: Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Granny Apple Green, Just Jade, Calypso Coral
  3. Sponge the edges with the same color you watercolored them with.
  4. Once all ink is dry, splatter the leaves with the coordinating ink color.  
  5. Again, once splatter is dry, lightly crumple the leaves.
It was FUN to play with paper like this.  Loved adding the detail.  And then, to adhere them down, I used the Multipurpose Liquid Glue, and just a light line down the middle, to allow for some of the leaves to pop off the page. 

Here are a few pics of the leaves...





I love the black pop with the greeting, also.  I emboss greetings in white on black QUITE a bit.  But...seriously...just look at how much fun it is...

Don't you love how it pops?! 

Ok...I've said too much of what I love.  What details are your favorites?  Here is the full card again...

Thank you so much for visiting!  Don't forget to pop on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to play along!  Can't wait to see what you make!  Please let me know if you have any questions! 

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Team Challenge with Sweet Ice Cream!

So...did someone mention that July is over?!  Where did that month go?!  Haha.  WHAT?  The next month is over too?!  And also the NEXT month is almost over?!  My dears...I am behind.  Anyone else feeling that way?!  

I can't believe how fast time is flying!  BUT...my team had a theme challenge in July and I'm finally sharing what I made for it!  πŸ˜€ Please tell me better late than never is ok!  Haha.  


ColorsPolished Pink, Soft Sea Foam, Coastal Cabana, Pale Papaya, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Basic Black
Inks: Polished Pink, Soft Sea Foam, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pale Papaya, Soft Suede, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black, Polished Pink
Stamps: Sweet Ice Cream, Watercolor Shapes
Tools: Checks & Dots Embossing Folders, Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Heat Tool
Accessories: Genial Gems, Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack (white ribbon), Baker's Twine Essential Pack (white twine), 3/8" Fine Art Ribbon, Basics Embossing Powders (white), Metallics Embossing Powders (gold)

And tell me that Sweet Ice Cream is always in season!  Hee.  One of my team members posted an inspirational photo.  We are then to use this photo as inspiration for a project.  Here was the photo she submitted...


So fun and patriotic...and perfect for July since America celebrates our Independence Day in July!  So I stuck with the "red, white, and blue" theme and used shades of those colors.  πŸ˜‰And then just copied the popsicle theme!  I loved making this card and I LOVE the different stamps in the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set that makes it so easy to get the shading on these popsicles!  Here are the images in the stamp set:

Aren't they the cutest?!  πŸ’•

Then to create the greeting, I actually embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder on Vellum Cardstock.  Then just cut it out and adhered it to the popsicles.  I LOVE the look of this!



Also a fun tip...see the little "scallop" below the greeting?!  Well...I used the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch for that!  Just punched one out, trimmed off one of the ends of the scallops, and adhered it behind the greeting!  Easy, peasy!  

I love this polka dot background also.  I used the Checks & Dots Embossing Folder for this...and I'm swooning!  πŸ’•


One last view of the full card.  Hope you enjoy!  


Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Would love to help you with any of your papercrafting needs!

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A Rainbow of Fancy Florals With Flowers of Friendship! Stampin' Fancy Friday!

It is Stampin' Fancy Friday time!  I LOVE being on this design team!  Every month there is a Stampin' Fancy Friday challenge and we ...