Saturday, September 21, 2019

SCRAPBOOK SATURDAY - Paper Pumpkin

NOTE:
I apologize for not having pics up yesterday. While running errands, I managed to pull a muscle under my left rib. The afternoon was all about a muscle relaxer.

I hope to have those pictures up later today. That is next on my list.

In the mean time...
Welcome to the first day of FALL!
Our temperatures are finally trying to reflect the seasonal change. We are forecast with rain all weekend, which should bring cooler temperatures. Here's hoping!

So today, I have 2 pocket letter page layouts. There is one 2-page spread for each of the girls using the September Paper Pumpkin.
This first one is for Abby.  Most of the items are only lightly tacked with a mini dimensional so that I can easily remove them and put pictures behind. The small sentiment banners will be great for adding dates or locations.


For Adrian's, I have a bit of movement for hers.
Where the coffin is (cut from one of our new Treat Boxes), I'm going to put it on the outside of the pocket with a slit to slide a hinge in (left side of the coffin) so that it can be lifted up to display one of the die cut skeletons from the kit.  The tabs on the bottom right and upper right of each layout are from the top of the treat boxes.


While I love doing larger layouts, these pocket pages are great for the girls' personal albums as well as utilizing the smaller bits from the Paper Pumpkin!

I will have a Sympathy Sunday tomorrow to honor Dearjuliejulie. Her dad passed away last week. she's had multiple deaths in less than two years. She calls her crafting time her 'happy place'. Even it for only 20 minutes to film a video, she can shut the rest of the world out. Please come back tomorrow.

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Don't have a catalog or a demonstrator you work with, please use the contact form on the right to let me know. I'm happy to drop one in the mail to you!

Not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? Why not? When you subscribe you will get the newest kit shipped right to your door each month. The first kit will include a clear block for mounting your stamps. Each month you will receive EVERYTHING you need to make the items in the box. Unless you're doing the With A Twist, you won't even need scissors! This is great for crafting on the go.
1 - Take it to work to play on your lunch hour. Great way to wind down to get you through the rest of the day.
2 - Weekend get away
3 - Gathering with the girls one night a month? Rotate who's house you go to and have a night to play!

PLUS - When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me, you'll receive a PDF and extras to make 2-4 additional items from your kit! This is exclusive to MY subscribers only!

To Receive the Holiday Paper Pumpkin in October, you must subscribe by October 10th! The October Kit will make 10 Holiday Cards! Then in November, you'll get materials to make 10 coordinating Gift Tags!



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Kelly






Friday, September 20, 2019

FAST FIVE FRIDAY - Fall Begins Tomorrow!

In honor of Fall arriving tomorrow.. though our temps here do not reflect the seasonal change in the least... I wanted to focus on Gather Together/ Come To Gather for today's cards.

That said, the cards will not be visible until this afternoon.
I came out of the bedroom to a disaster that has to be cleaned up.
I just keep saying... "I love my cat, I love my cat..."

UPDATE!

I know this is a day late. If you came here from Saturday's post you know I've pulled a muscle and that really slowed me down yesterday. 

I worked solely with the Come To Gather DSP and the coordinating cardstock colors for this Fast Five Friday:


So here are the five cards I intended to show:

This first one is a result of our monthly Card Chicks challenge over at SplitcoastStampers. We were challenged to play with SC707 and to include a greeting of some type.

I used the 3rd smallest square die from Layering Squares and 'fussy cut' pumpkin images. I placed them on the strip of 5-1/2" x 1-3/4" Mint Macaron.  The large leaf below is cut from Whisper White then I did a light wash in Mint Macaron using the Aqua Painter.


For this card I really wanted to play with Pretty Peacock so I chose the coordinating DSP patterns and cut banners as: 1" x 4", 1" x 3-1/2", 1" x 3". Then I dovetailed each one using the Banner Triple Punch.
The single pumpkin has been stamped on a piece of the DSP (used as the base for the card above) then die cut. I glued this to a piece of Burlap Ribbon approx. 3" in length then folded in half. 
The sentiment mat is 3-1/4" x 3/4" then the sentiment is stamped on Whisper White using Pretty Peacock. The white mat is 3" x 1/2"


Card #3 is all about foliage. From the arrangement pattern scattered all over the background of this DSP to the various sizes of leaf die cuts.
I used Merry Merlot for the base of this card. I used the three graded sizes of the embossed leaf dies. The largest is cut from Mint Macaron, the two medium from Pear Pizzazz then I went over the veins of these two with Early Espresso ink. the smallest leaf is cut from Merry Merlot as is the great big leaf, then stamped with Merry Merlot. 

the Burlap Ribbon is cut at 3" then layered behind the single pumpkin cut from Cajun Craze. The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso.


Card #4 started out as a twist on Card #1. I used Cajun Craze as a base then added a 4" x 1-1/2" strip of DSP showcasing Cajun Craze and Merry Merlot. I added a strip of ribbon from the Come To Gather Ribbon Combo pack. The leaves are Cajun Craze, Pear Pizzazz and Merry Merlot - raised up with  mini Dimensionals.

The sentiment mat is 3" x 1" then dovetailed on one end. The 2 smaller pumpkins are stamped in Pumpkin Pie. The single pumpkin is glued flat then the small combo set are raised with min dimensionals


Finally, we have this crazy plaid pattern. I've broken the pattern up by cutting three strips - each one 4" x 1-1/4". on a Pear Pizzazz card base. I used a piece of DSP 1-3/4" square topped with a piece of Whisper White 1-1/2" square: This is from sketch SC231 The sentiment is stamped in pear Pizzazz.



Thank you for your patience. I'm still not moving well today but time at the crafting table is keeping me from heavier lifting around the house ;-)

Creative Blessings!

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Kelly



Thursday, September 19, 2019

PAPER PUMPKIN - With A Twist

Good morning, stampers!
Today, I'm showing off a few creations for the 'with a twist' feature of the Paper Pumpkin.
Here's a refresher on the kit:


I wound up with 3 tags and two cards, though I combined one of the tags to make the second card. 
Here's the first card:


I cut one of the treat boxes apart. From one panel I cut a 2" square. From another section I cut three 3/4" strips.. then pieced them together.

I started by centering one of the strips:


TIP:
you do not own a pad of our grid paper, I recommend adding this tool to your supplies. I never thought I'd use them except for classes to keep things neat and tidy on a hostess' table but I use mine every time I make a project. Having that instant measure to help center and remind myself what size something is when my aging brain forgets what I just measure... ;-)

Then I layered that strip with a 1/2" wide piece of Basic Black cardstock.
Since I was positioning one of the bony hands in the corner I thought, cutting one of the skeletons apart and scattering his bones along the strip was the perfect accent.

I stamped Trick or Treat from the included stamp set in Tuxedeo Memento Black onto one of the tombstone die cut shapes (also included). That little strip of striped paper at the base is actually the punch out from the top of the treat box!

For the spider wed, I popped up a square of 1-3/4" Basic Black using black dimensionals. I used a mini glue dot behind the skeleton head on the cobweb and centered on the black mat. Note that the cobweb fits perfectly on that 1-3/4" mat! Just using a glue dot behind the skeleton head in the center still allowed a bit of 'airy' movement to the cobweb.

I used multi-purpose liquid glue to attach the hand to the tombstone then raised the pair up with a couple of black mini-dimensionals. 

Note: that ghostly white on the black strip around the skeleton parts is from the baby powder I used to cover the adhesive BUT I wasn't concerned as I thought after dusting off all that I could, the residue left a ghostly effect to the image.

Then I made two tags, turning one into a card mat:


After cutting apart one of the treat boxes so I'd have the two longer side panels to work with, I trimmed one down, then used the Delightful Tag Topper to punch the top and the Banner Triple Punch for the bottom.
From there it was just layering one of the hands on the purple tag from the kit and stamping Happy Halloween on one of the little banners. I raised the sentiment up on a couple of mini Black Dimensionals from the kit.
For balance, I deconstructed one of the spider webs and added the pieces with the Fine Tip Glue Pen.


For my final tag, I again used the Triple Banner punch for the bottom but used the Scalloped Tag punch for the top. From there, I constructed both tags the same. I cut a narrow strip of the box to form the 'ribbons' on both tags.

Come back Saturday for Scrapbook Saturday. I'll be turning more pieces into Pocket Scrapbook pages for my grandgirls' albums.

Don't have a catalog or a demonstrator you work with, please use the contact form on the right to let me know. I'm happy to drop one in the mail to you!

Not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? Why not? When you subscribe you will get the newest kit shipped right to your door each month. The first kit will include a clear block for mounting your stamps. Each month you will receive EVERYTHING you need to make the items in the box. Unless you're doing the With A Twist, you won't even need scissors! This is great for crafting on the go.
1 - Take it to work to play on your lunch hour. Great way to wind down to get you through the rest of the day.
2 - Weekend get away
3 - Gathering with the girls one night a month? Rotate who's house you go to and have a night to play!

PLUS - When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me, you'll receive a PDF and extras to make 2-4 additional items from your kit! This is exclusive to MY subscribers only!

To Receive the Holiday Paper Pumpkin in October, you must subscribe by October 10th! The October Kit will make 10 Holiday Cards! Then in November, you'll get materials to make 10 coordinating Gift Tags!



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Kelly







Wednesday, September 18, 2019

PAPER PUMPKIN - September - As Is!

I LOVE this month's Paper Pumpkin. Okay, I'll be honest...  I find something to love about every single box.  But you know me, Halloween is  my thing.


I love the die-cuts most of all.. Those little hands are the cutest!  Wait til you see a close up of the project.

Here are the components:


There are enough pieces to make 20 Treat Boxes plus lots of little extras to play with.
Don't fret if you don't have kids and think you can't use these treat boxes. What about people you do business with every day:

Co-Workers
Bank Teller
Store Clerk
Emergency/ Police Dept.

Spread the Spooky Cheer!
Tomorrow I'll be back to show you the With A Twist posts. Until then, here are two of the treat boxes:


They are so stinkin' Cute! The hand is attached to black clothes pins with min glue dots. The skeleton on the left-hand box is popped up with BLACK Mini Dimensionals!!! Remember, we have full-size Black Dimensionals in the Holiday catalog.

Don't have a catalog or a demonstrator you work with, please use the contact form on the right to let me know. I'm happy to drop one in the mail to you!

Not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? Why not? When you subscribe you will get the newest kit shipped right to your door each month. The first kit will include a clear block for mounting your stamps. Each month you will receive EVERYTHING you need to make the items in the box. Unless you're doing the With A Twist, you won't even need scissors! This is great for crafting on the go.
1 - Take it to work to play on your lunch hour. Great way to wind down to get you through the rest of the day.
2 - Weekend get away
3 - Gathering with the girls one night a month? Rotate who's house you go to and have a night to play!

PLUS - When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me, you'll receive a PDF and extras to make 2-4 additional items from your kit! This is exclusive to MY subscribers only!

To Receive the Holiday Paper Pumpkin in October, you must subscribe by October 10th! The October Kit will make 10 Holiday Cards! Then in November, you'll get materials to make 10 coordinating Gift Tags!



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Creative Blessings!
Kelly






Tuesday, September 17, 2019

WRAPPED IN PLAID - Steppin' Up Detailed Deer

Good morning, Stampers!
If you were here earlier, I apologize. The trip to the vet with my dog yesterday followed by a major allergy attack (mine) but me a bit behind. The dog will be fine once we can schedule surgery to repair torn tendons in his knee. Of course, both of my vets are unavailable until next week. Lots of pain meds and kennel time for HoneyB.

Okay.. I promised we would be stepping up yesterday's card. I have two versions for you. I am not going to repeat yesterday's product list. Refer to THIS post for all of that info. I am only going to list what I added.

Here we go...



For this first card, I added the Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the nose to bring out more of the red in the background. Rudolph had to make an appearance, right? 
I also colored three of the medium Rhinestone Basic Jewels with a gold perma-marker. I tried our ink but that didn't work.  This was an inexpensive marker from $Tree.

Other than those 2 additions, everything is put together the same way as yesterday's card.

For the second card, I added more dimension and texture:


I colored four of the large Basic Rhinestone Jewels with the gold perma marker then placed one in each of the 4 corners. I did the same with two of the medium rhinestones and placed one on each end of the tag, marking where the twine comes across.

The Nature's Twine was added to the Sage Spruce strip, wrapping the ends around the back. I secured this with the Multi-purpose adhesive just as in yesterday's card. Then I used Stampin' Dimensionals to raise the sentiment mat over the twine. 

I also raised the deer image by placing a strip of the border from the Stampin' Dimensionals along the center of the body.

You now have three cards, each with a slightly different look. 
Merry Christmas!

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Monday, September 16, 2019

WRAPPED IN PLAID - Detailed Deer

As I struggle to be more consistent, today had a wrench in things to start my day. My precious beagle/ spaniel mix will need surgery. HoneyB jumped out of the truck last week instead of letting Papa help him down - he is always in such a hurry. In the process he blew tendons in his knee. Both of my choice of surgeons on are leave with their own issues. ::: sigh ::::

After being at the vet's office I came home and took ONE Benedryl in hopes I could keep working. Nope. Slept the entire afternoon. Do any of you get that benedryl 'hangover'? That's where I am at the moment as I try to get this post up. 

I joined the challenge over at Hazzelnut's Christmas Challenge today. Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas but were encouraged to include Plaid or check of some type.  Well, this was the perfect opportunity to break in to my brand new 6x6 DSP - Wrapped in Plaid.


I also used the Detailed Deer dies and the Dashing Deer stamp set for the sentiment.



Here's my card. 

Here's what you will need to CASE this card:

STAMPS: Dashing Deer
PUNCH: Tailored Tag 

Let's make the card!

Start by making your 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card base from Shaded Spruce. Also cut a strip 1/2" x 5-1/2"
Cut a piece of the Wrapped in Plaid DSP 4" x 5-1/4". Glue to the card base using the liquid glue or  your adhesive of choice. 

Stamp your sentiment from Dashing Deer on a piece of Whisper White then punch out using the Tailored Tag punch.  
Attach the Shaded Spruce strip to the card front about 1" from the bottom of the DSP edge.
Center the sentiment mat on top of the strip.
Cut the deer from Soft Suede. Add to the card front using the Fine Tip Glue Pen

TIP: Using the fine tip glue pen allows you to get glue onto the finer detail areas like the antler/ tail/ hoof area much easier. 

Tomorrow, we'll take this same card up a notch. I hope you'll join me!

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Kelly






Friday, September 13, 2019

GATHER TOGETHER - Day 3

Good morning, friends!
Beginning to feel like my  normal self and that is showing in what I'm accomplishing. I really hate not being 'me'. For those of you who deal with chronic illness, I seriously don't know how you manage.

All this week we'll be walking through the COME TO GATHER Suite Bundle. 

Remember.. you can order just the stamp/ die set as a bundle and save 10% 
BUT
You can also order the medley at the 10% PLUS one of everything shown below using one single order number/ price.



153484
$70.00




Here's what you will need to CAS this card:

EMBELLISHMENTS: Burlap Ribbon

Cut the Soft Sea Foam to make your 5-1/5" x 4-1/4" card base. This is a top-fold card.
From the light pumpkin DSP cut a mat 5-1/4" x 4".  Adhere to card base.
Cut a length of the Burlap Ribbon 5-3/4" then angle the ends in opposite directions as show in photo.
Use a length of Tear n Tape to glue the burlap ribbon in place, horizontally across the middle of the card base.

Use the 4-1/2" die from Stitched Nested Labels to cut from a piece of the Mint Macaron. 
Use Mint Macaron to stamp the largest leaf image in opposite sides of the shape. 
Use the scattered dot stamp and soft suede to add a bit of dimension around the leaves, overlapping the leaf image in some spots.

On Crumb Cake, stamp 3 large leaves using Early Espresso. Cut 2 of them out using the large leaf die. 
For the smaller leaf, select the medium leaf embossing/ die and cut from the 3rd leaf. 
With the Sponge Daubers, lightly brush layers of color along the veins of the 2 remaining large leaves using Cajun Craze and Mint Macaron.  
TIP: Apply ink to your dauber then dust off on scratch paper before applying to your image. This will give you  more of a shaded tone.

Cluster the 2 large leaves and the smaller leaf as show in the photo using Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive. 

Cut the 2-1/2" stitched circle from the plank wood DSP. Adhere to the leaf mat using stampin' dimensionals. 

Select 'Thanksgiving' from the Word Wishes and cut from Cajun Craze. Use the Mulitpurpose Liquid Adhesive to adhere across the center of the plank circle. 

Use Stampin' Dimensionals to place the entire Mint Macaron embellished mat to the front of the card.

Cut a piece of Whisper White 5-1/4" x 4" for the inside mat.
NOTE: to eliminate some weight/ bulk... I use #32 copy paper. It's elegant but lighter weight.

I came in on the top left and bottom right corners of the inside liner mat with the large leaf in Cajun Craze, then stamped the sentiment 'May this season bring you smiles & love that will last all year' in Early Espresso


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Kelly