Thursday, May 24, 2018

PAPER PUMPKIN - With A Twist


Beginning with this post, I'll be adding a Project Life type of spread from each Paper Pumpkin whenever possible.

But first, the two alternative cards I made:


This one didn't veer far from the kit. The only differences were in the background and the banner.

I started with one of the envelopes:

I opened it up then cut it apart. the background came from the main front of the envelope.
Mossy Meadow card base
The banner was cut from a piece of Crumb Cake backed with a piece of Mossy Meadow.
The banner measures:
Sentiment - 2-1/2" x 1/2"
Mat - 2-3/4" x 5/8"

My second Twist I got a bit more creative:


I started with a Crumb Cake card base
I used a piece of an envelope for the wood grain
For the leaf mat, I ran a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Mint Macaron
through the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder that I'd coated with Mossy Meadow ink.

For the sentiment:
I used the negative from one of the punch outs to trace onto Basic Black card stock
Then I used one of the sentiment mats, trimming close to the silver.
This gave me enough room to let the black mat peek from behind.
The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso and Mossy Meadow

Finally....
The 2 page Memories spread:



 From Each Kit I will pull 1 of each item, based on the individual kits.
Here is the Memories Kit I've put together from this Paper Pumpkin:


I've also pulled one 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock from each of the colors that coordinate
For this kit:

Mint Macaron, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow and Very Vanilla

I started by laying each one HORIZONTALLY on the trimmer
Cut at the 6" mark then at the 4" mark

Reserve the scraps.
cut remaining at the 3 x 4"
Cut Vertical at 4"

(I know I should have done pictures. I will for next month)
From the scraps... one of each color cut:
2-1/2" x 4"
1/2" x 6"
1" x  6"

I did initially make that last cut at 1" x 8-1/2" but they wouldn't fit in the stamp case. 
I'm using the stamp cases to store the 'kits'

Here's the cuts:

sorry this one is  a bit blurry. These are the 4x6

3"  x 4"
1/2" x 6"
1" x  6" (acutally 1" x 8-1/2" before I cut this one down)

The decorative corners on the Very Vanilla journaling mat
were punched from our new Trio Punch coming June 1!

The leaves were punched from one of the scraps then I realized I could have used one of the 
3" x 4" and had a second decorative mat for another project:


When I was finished with the layout, here's what was left from the kit pieces
plus the cardstock items I'd pre-cut:

The small pieces are in a 4" x 4" repurposed zip bag.
All the items store in one of the Full-size Wood stamp cases.

(right now I have them in the Clear Stamp cases but I want more room so am ordering the 
Full Size  - 12755   - $7.00

For Paper Pumpkin, I photo-copied the front of the directions sheet
and slid it inside the front sleeve of the case. 


That's this month's Paper Pumpkin.
Remember, the June kit is going to coordinate with the
Share What You Love Bundles from our Early Release Promotion.
To get in on the fun, you must be signed up BEFORE June 10th!
Click on the Paper Pumpkin button on my sidebar for all the details!

Creative Blessings
~Kely













Wednesday, May 23, 2018

CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE STAMPATHON - April


This month, we were challenged to make 4 cards using Black, White and a Pop of Color

I've used Basic Black for the card base and the sentiment mat.
the sentiment is from Every Good Wish
the DSP is from Be Merry (Retiring May 31!)
and the lattice trim is from Petal Palette

IMPORTANT:
The RETIRING products leave us 
May 31 - Only 8 days LEFT!

There is also still time to get in on my May Promotion:

As Stampin' UP! celebrates its 30th Anniversary, I am approaching my 2-year anniversary with the company. I want you to help me CELEBRATE!

May 2 - May  30th
When you purchase at least one of the bundles featured
I will send you Bonus Items to coordinate with your purchase!

Here's How To Get Your FREEBIES!
When prompted on your order form, choose me as your demonstrator and be sure that I may be notified of your order.
This is how I track who is eligible for which level.

Order:
Just Getting Started
Receive:
3 yards of Tranquil Tide Ribbon

Order:
A Little More Please
Receive:
3 yards of Tranquil Tide Ribbon 
PLUS
2 Sheets each of the other coordinating cardstock colors!

Order:
Just Gotta Have It All
Receive:
3 yards of Tranquil Tide Ribbon
2 Sheets each of the other coordinating cardstock colors
PLUS
1/2 pkg Full Size Stampin' Dimensionals
PLUS
1/2 pkg Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

PLUS
You'll receive your own New 2018-2019 All Occasions Catalog
PLUS
You will automatically receive notices of future
SALES
EVENTS

Thank you for stopping by my studio!
Creative Blessings!
Kelly




Tuesday, May 22, 2018

PAPER PUMPKIN - May As Is


I am really excited about this month's Paper Pumpkin. MANLY MOMENTS celebrates the men in our life.  For my AS IS projects, I've gotten two cards done for upcoming birthdays. One for my father-in-law... which I was thinking his birthday is in August so I'm ahead of the game there, and one for my oldest brother-in-law... which IS in June.  I also made one Thank You card. You just never know when you want to have one on hand. I also think this kit will lend itself to sympathy so be on the look out for that  on Sunday.

Here's the video for this month's kit:



Here are the cards I made AS IS:

Father - in - Law

Brother-in-Law

Stash

I've already started playing with the kit for the With A Twist post on Thursday. I'm breaking my kit down differentlly than in the past and can't wait to show you how and why.

In the mean time, you might want to click the Paper Pumpkin link on the sidebar and get in before June 10th. They've given us a hint that the June kit is going to coordinate with our Early Release - Share What You Love Suite bundles. Haven't ordered yours? Why not? These SPECIAL Bundle prices are only good through May 31st. Not much time left. And you know, with the holiday weekend approaching, the end of the month will come and go - and you will have missed out on these AMAZING deals. Check out THIS BLOG POST for all the details - including my Monthly Special!




Wednesday, May 16, 2018

DELAY IN CREATIVITY

I should have cards to show you but I've hit a speed bump. I've somehow managed to pinch a nerve in my left hip. Sitting for long periods hurt. Standing at the work table hurts.  I have a book signing for a friend tomorrow that I must attend so rather than crafting, I'm on pain meds and bed rest (my bed has a massager hehe) in hopes of being upright with minimal pain tomorrow.

I did get a couple of cards made earlier in the week but for some reason I seem to be a day behind on everything. So here's hoping next week will see me back to rights.

I've also had problems upload videos to you tube so until I can figure out why, I'll be doing Live broadcasts on YouTube. I will let you know here on the blog of dates and times so you can plan to join me.. and tell your friends!

Creative Blessings!
Kelly

Thursday, May 10, 2018

COLOR CHALLENGE - May + Last Chance!


Before I show you my card for this month's Team Color Challenge, I want to remind you this is the LAST DAY for the Paper Pumpkin Special Buy!

TAKE PUMPKIN ON VACATION!
Go to www.paperpumpkin.com and click on the header. You'll be taken to the subscription page. Insert Kelly Henkins as your demonstrator.

Once I know where the summer train is running regarding the grandchildren, I'll have a better idea of how soon I can begin showcasing Paper Pumpkin as a FB live event. Make sure you're subscribed to my blog (sign up is on the side-bar) to keep up to date.

Okay..

The May Color Challenge for my up-line team, Blooms & Butterflies, looks like this:



The first step was choosing a DSP that would encompass most of those colors. I found Natural Eclectic from our retiring catalog:

                  Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper  
#144185 - $11.00

The colors coordinating with this DSP collection are Emerald Envy, FreshFig, Lemon Lime Twist, Peek A Boo Peach, Soft Sky, Night of Navy and Berry Burst. With those colors in mind, I felt the darker centers of the flowers came close to Pumpkin Pie and the darker sections of the green flowers fit Old Olive and Tranquil Tide. Lemon Lime Twist is one of the core colors in the DSP collection so I was good there. 

I chose a card sketch from Verve on my Pinterest Board from their April 2011 Challenge.
I modified the sketch a bit, and after completion I wish I'd added an extra card stock layer below the horizontal piece of DSP.

I chose the new Love What You Do stamp set for the sentiment.


RECIPE:
Card Base - Tranquil Tide
Embellishment dots - Lemon Lime Twist - from standard hole punch -adhered with glue dots
Doily - Pearlized Doilies (Share What You Love Suite coming June 1! - Available for pre-order NOW!)
Two different strips of DSP from the collection. Each showcases a twist on one of the challenge colors
             Vertical Strip - 5" x 1-1/2"
              Horizontal Strip - 4 - 1/4" x 1-1/2"
Pumpkin Pie square is 3" x 3"
Sentiment mat - 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" - edged in Tranquil Tide
Sentiment stamped in Tranquil Tide

Do you see what I mean about a scant 1/8" color of card stock showing beneath that horizontal DSP would have made a difference? I didn't really notice that until I was resizing the picture for posting. 

I should be back tomorrow. Bob left last night so I'm chilling today, regrouping and prepping to get back to my work routine. 

In the mean time, Get Creative! You'll be glad you did!
Creative Blessings!









Sunday, May 6, 2018

LOVE WHAT YOU DO - Early Release Day 5


Day 5 gives us a variation of yesterday's card. The base and the pennant are the same. If you need those measurements, check the previous post.  I used the Grapefruit Grove this time as well as Tranquil Tide.



To let the pennant pop a bit more, I added a strip 5-1/2" x 2" from the Love What You Do DSP.
I used the Stitched Oval framelit as well as the largest scalloped oval framelit for the sentiment. The pennant is wrapped twice with the Tranquil Tide Bakers Twine from the embellishment kit. I used 20" of the twine. 

This is probably one of  my favorite sets. I have a Pinterest board where I've been saving other cards to CAS and put my spin on. 

There's still time to get in on my PROMOTION as part of the Early Release!

As Stampin' UP! celebrates its 30th Anniversary, I am approaching my 2-year anniversary with the company. I want you to help me CELEBRATE!

May 2 - May  30th
When you purchase at least one of the bundles featured
I will send you Bonus Items to coordinate with your purchase!

Here's How To Get Your FREEBIES!
When prompted on your order form, choose me as your demonstrator and be sure that I may be notified of your order.
This is how I track who is eligible for which level.

Order:
Just Getting Started
Receive:
3 yards of Tranquil Tide Ribbon

Order:
A Little More Please
Receive:
3 yards of Tranquil Tide Ribbon 
PLUS
2 Sheets each of the other coordinating cardstock colors!

Order:
Just Gotta Have It All
Receive:
3 yards of Tranquil Tide Ribbon
2 Sheets each of the other coordinating cardstock colors
PLUS
1/2 pkg Full Size Stampin' Dimensionals
PLUS
1/2 pkg Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

PLUS
You'll receive your own New 2018-2019 All Occasions Catalog
PLUS
You will automatically receive notices of future
SALES
EVENTS

Thank you for stopping by my studio!
Creative Blessings!
Kelly


Saturday, May 5, 2018

LOVE WHAT YOU DO - Early Release Day 4


Today, I started with a card design from the company then changed it up a bit due to the fact I had a problem with one of the stamps in the set. This happens  occasionally. One of the great thing about Stampin' UP! is their amazing customer service. I sent them an email, attaching a couple of photos as to the issue and they're taking care of it.  

Every company has manufacturing issues. Just a fact. However, they can't FIX a problem if they don't know about the issue. So if you have a problem with one of our products, contact me or corporate directly and let us make it right. ~ Thank you! 

Now on to today's card:


I used a Rich Razzleberry card base as well as the ink for stamping the flowers. I added Tranquil Tide ribbon and used the same color for the leaves.  The sentiment mat is from the embellishments box. I threaded the ribbon through the ends of the mat.

The card base is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"  The pennant is cut at 3-3/4" x 5" from Very Vanilla.  The center point of the notch is 1" from the bottom. 

This is another one of those simple cards to make. A quick change of the sentiment lends this card to any occasion.

REMEMBER my May Promotion!

As Stampin' UP! celebrates its 30th Anniversary, I am approaching my 2-year anniversary with the company. I want you to help me CELEBRATE!

May 2 - May  30th
When you purchase at least one of the bundles featured
I will send you Bonus Items to coordinate with your purchase!

Here's How To Get Your FREEBIES!
When prompted on your order form, choose me as your demonstrator and be sure that I may be notified of your order.
This is how I track who is eligible for which level.

Order:
Just Getting Started
Receive:
3 yards of Tranquil Tide Ribbon

Order:
A Little More Please
Receive:
3 yards of Tranquil Tide Ribbon 
PLUS
2 Sheets each of the other coordinating cardstock colors!

Order:
Just Gotta Have It All
Receive:
3 yards of Tranquil Tide Ribbon
2 Sheets each of the other coordinating cardstock colors
PLUS
1/2 pkg Full Size Stampin' Dimensionals
PLUS
1/2 pkg Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

PLUS
You'll receive your own New 2018-2019 All Occasions Catalog
PLUS
You will automatically receive notices of future
SALES
EVENTS

Thank you for stopping by my studio!
Creative Blessings!
Kelly