Friday, March 20, 2020

March 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives

Paper Pumpkin is celebrating 7 years.... and so am I. 
I signed up this month 7 years ago and have loved it ever since. It's nice to share my anniversary with Paper Pumpkin each year. 
This year Paper Pumpkin released it's monthly box  with a special surprise, an extra free stamp set. 
It's a beautiful stamp set and I couldn't wait to get started. I have created 3 alternatives with this months Paper Pumpkin. I have detailed what I used for each card. All the products are listed below. 

To sign up for Paper Pumpkin with me click HERE
Also there is another VIDEO I have up with my daughter. We did a Paper Pumpkin box reveal. 

Card #1:
My first card is playing with the flowers in the stamp set. 
I stamped each one in Memento Ink and colored with my Stampin Blends Markers: Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green and Flirty Flamingo. I then fussy cut them out and added them to some cute simple squares. I used the 3rd largest stitched square and the 6th largest scalloped square for layering. I love how simple this cards looks. 

Now this card is my favorite. I am obsessed with these boots. I especially love the rainbow colors I chose. The list of colors I used are Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Balmy Blue, and Highland Heather. I also used Basic Gray for the outline of the boots. I used the 2nd largest stitched rectangle for my cut out. I'm going to make a lot of these cards and send them out in hopes of brightening someones day. 

This last card I was a little conflicted. I just couldn't make up my mind on what to use. I ended up making it one way but showcases another way in my video. The Smokey Slate paper is cut at 4 x 5 1/4 and embossed. the two embossing folders I used were the Tin Tile 3D and the Subtle 3D. I also used the 4th largest stitched rectangle. The Stampin Blends I used are Poppy Parade combo, Dark Soft Suede, Light Smokey Slate, Light Flirty Flamingo. I also used Old Olive to stamp the bushes on top of the boots. In the video I use Poppy Parade Stamp for the coloring of the boots. Great card, love it! 

Hope you enjoyed! 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Halloween Embossed Coffin Treat Boxes

When I saw these adorable coffins I got so excited. I couldn't wait to get my hands on them.

I also wanted to use the embossing paste. I haven't used the paste before but I have always wanted to. Of course when I saw the new masks in the Holiday Catalog I knew I had something good. 

Now with these new masks the one I used reminded me so much of the Haunted Mansion from Disneyland. I couldn't go wrong with that. 

Hope you enjoyed! 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Halloween Plaid Mini Curvy Box

I didn't get the last Curvy Box that Stampin Up had so I knew I needed to get this one before it was gone. I love it's small size. It's so cute to decorate. I definitely have many plans for this box in the future. 

I've done a type of plaid design before with the larger Buffalo Check Stamp set. The small one is just as easy.

I used the Pumpkin Pie color with two lines together. Then I used Real Red to make the other line going the opposite direction. It's very easy to come up with any color combo and make a really nice plaid pattern. (Works great for masculine cards too). 

Hope you enjoyed!

Friday, October 11, 2019

Halloween Pencil Treat Topper

Here is a nice non-candy Halloween treat that anyone can appreciate. 

I know some schools don't allow candy to be given out and other options are hard to come by. I've always resorted to pencils and erasers since i know the kids need them anyways. What helps is you can get a packet of 25 pencils for a $1 from the Dollar Tree. 

These are super easy and fun that even the kids can get involved to make. I know my daughter loves making these for her classmates and even the left overs we save to give out on Halloween. 

Scraps of Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, and Whisper White
2nd largest scalloped circle
3rd largest circle

Hope you enjoyed! 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Halloween Treat Bags

Can't be Halloween without a cute treat bag. 

I love making these treat bags. They are so fun and super easy to whip out for a quick decorative treat. I used that same design that I used in my Tropical Chic Treat Bag. Since they are super popular on my blog and You Tube channel I figured I can use them for any holiday. 

And one holiday I really love is Halloween. I love coming up with different ways to decorate my treats, even though I know little kiddos won't appreciate them (haha). 

Monster Bash DSP: 6 x  4 1/2
Score on 6 inch side: 2, 2 3/4, 4 3/4, 5 1/2
Score on 4 1/2 inch side: 3/4
Scraps for stamping and frame

Hope you enjoy! 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Ninja Turtle Card - Happy Birthday Hubby!

My husband is a huge Ninja Turtles Fan. And I mean Huge! 
He has all his old toys and accessories on display in his game room. 
So why not make him a card for his birthday.

Now I made this card about 4-5 years ago but never made a video on how to make it. 
So I figured why not re-create it with what we have now and make a video on how to make it. 

I love how this card came out. I know any kiddo out there (even husbands) would love this card. 
Oh and when I say my husband has all his old toys I mean just that.

Card Base:  8 1/2 x 5 1/2  score 4 1/4
Basic Black  4 1/8 x 5 3/8 - embossed with Hexagons Embossing Folder
Scraps of Granny Apple Green for Turtles 1 1/2 circle punch
Smallest Layered Oval dies
1/4 inch strip of Poppy Parade, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, and Gorgeous Grape
Pineapple Punch for Happy Birthday cut outs

Hope you enjoyed!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Lasting Lily - Dear Friend Card

I don't usually make sympathy cards but sometimes the time calls for it. 
It is something to have set and ready to go when that time calls. Not always something we want to think about but good to be prepared. 

I always believe better late then not at all. 
This card thankfully can be used either way. I used the Lasting Lily Stamp Set (149717), which is free right now with a $100 order. This is a very sympathy driven stamp set but very lovely to use.

These lilies come out great in any color and who wouldn't want some pretty lilies. I made this card simple so that it can be used in a time of need or a time to catch up with an old friend. 

Card Base: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2  score 4 1/4
Wood DSP  4 1/8 x 5 3/8
Whisper White for stamping

Hope you enjoyed!