To You & Yours-Paper Pumpkin Alternative

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are two alternative ideas for the November 2018 Paper Pumpkin, To You & Yours. I will first admit that I suspend my subscription from time to time, it just depends on if I feel I have enough time to spend playing and creating. I totally forgot to suspend November’s, I really didn’t think I was going to have the time; however, I am so glad I did forget! This month’s kit makes 10 super cute cards, but we all know we love to see the alternatives! These first two alternatives came to mind right away, so let’s get started!

For the card on the left, you will need the Cherry Cobbler and gold plaid base and one of the self-adhesive circles from the kit. Additionally, I heat embossed this deer from the Dashing Deer stamp set in Gold Emboss Powder, cut out the flourishing corner dies in Gold Foil, and used my Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends on one of the 4mm Clear Rhinestone Jewels:

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To assemble, place the self-adhesive circle die cut in the middle, adhere the embossed deer on top, adhere the gold flourish pieces in opposite corners, and then adhere the colored rhinestone on the deer’s nose:

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This is then adhered to the card base from the kit with dimensionals and the inside sentiment stamps from the kit are in Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green inks:

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For the card on the right, start with Cherry Cobbler cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and score at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Very Vanilla cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF:

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I cut the Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler plaid base layer from the kit in half, 2 5/8” x 4”, and then used four of the leaves and the adhesive back sequins. The sentiment is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, punched out using the Everyday Label punch, and then punched out another in Gold Foil, cutting it in half to layer behind the sentiment:

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The gold foil is adhered behind the sentiment, adhere two of the leaves on each end, and then adhere to the plaid base with dimensionals:

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The embossed base layer is adhered to the card base, I used dimensionals to adhere the plaid layer on top, and added some of the gold sequins for accents:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Very Vanilla cardstock, stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink, the leaves are stamped in Garden Green ink, and the stars are stamped in Daffodil Delight ink:

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Aren’t these fun and easy alternatives for the November 2018 Paper Pumpkin?? For the second card, you can easily make two of these at the same time! I can’t wait to create more alternatives with this kit!!

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Elements of Fall

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a great combination of stamping, embossing, and die cutting for this super cute fall themed card! Nothing says fall like plaid and cable knit, right? But wait, where did this plaid background come from? By creating my own using the Buffalo Check background stamp! You can create your own plaid background by using the Buffalo Check stamp, Stampin’ Write Markers, and a ruler! This is a fun and easy way to create your own custom color plaid background.

To create this card, the card base is Mossy Meadow cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The plaid background is created by stamping the Buffalo Check background stamp in Cajun Craze ink on a piece of 4” x 5 ½” Very Vanilla cardstock and I used a ruler to create the lines with the Crushed Curry (brush tip end) and Mossy Meadow (fine tip end) Stampin’ Write Markers:

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For the card front elements, punch a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with the 2 ¼” Circle Punch, then emboss with the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF, stamp the pinecones in Early Espresso ink on Early Espresso cardstock with the pinecone stamp from the Winter Woods stamp set, cutting out with the coordinating die from In the Woods Framelits Dies, use the tree dies from In the Woods to cut out two trees in Crumb Cake cardstock, and enough Braided Linen Trim to wrap around the card front and tie into a bow:

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The plaid cardstock is adhered to the card base, I used a glue dot at the tree base to adhere the trees to the embossed circle, two of the pinecones are adhered with Mini Dimensionals and the other two are adhered with a glue dot at the bottom of the trees, this is then adhered to the card with dimensionals, and I tied a piece of the Braided Linen Trim in a bow around the front:

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The inside is a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Very Vanilla cardstock with the pinecones stamped in the upper right and lower left corners:

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Creating the plaid background was very easy and you can create your own combo by using the fine tip or the brush tip for the accent colors! It all depends how prominent you want your accents colors to be. Need a more masculine card? Try this one for your occasion!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Celebrating Baby!

Hello and welcome to a new week and a new theme! This week I am Celebrating Baby by featuring cards for a baby shower or to welcome a newborn! Today’s card is from the Moon Baby stamp set, which originally came out in the 2017 Occasions Catalog and then was carried over to the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. This was one of the first stamp sets I purchased from the 2017 Occasions Catalog, I just thought it was so sweet and would be a perfect addition as I did not have any baby stamps. I went with a more neutral theme, but you could change the colors to reflect a boy or a girl.

I first started by stamping the “baby in the moon” stamp on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Black Archival Ink. I used the Ivory and Bronze Stampin’ Blends to color in the skin and hair, then used a Blender Pen to color the moon in So Saffron ink, the baby’s pajamas in Wild Wasabi ink, and the star in Smoky Slate ink with some Wink of Stella. This piece is then cut out:

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Next, I used a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”, which I used a Sponge Brayer to completely color in Pool Party ink:

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I used Stampin’ Sponges to add Tempting Turquoise and Night of Navy inks:

Give this a few minutes to dry completely, use the Embossing Buddy over the whole area, stamp the “three stars” stamp in Versamark ink, sprinkle with White Embossing Powder, and then heat emboss with your Heat Tool:

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The base layer is a Silver Foil Sheet, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder:

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The sentiment is also from the Moon Baby stamp set, on a piece of Whisper White, first stamped in Versamark, then stamped in Pool Party, and I used Clear Embossing Powder which is set with the Heat Tool. This is then cut out with the smallest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits:

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To put this card together, I used a piece of Pool Party cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”, adhered the two base pieces together, and then adhered the moon baby and sentiment on top with Stampin’ Dimensionals:

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Isn’t this a super cute card?? If you were giving this at a baby shower, the colors could be coordinated!!

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!


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