Paper Pumpkin June 2019-A Little Smile Alternative p2

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are two more alternatives for the A Little Smile Paper Pumpkin kit! Both of these fun alternatives have elements from the kit and one even creates a beach scene using the Lilypad Lake stamp set, with a little masking! 

For the card on the right, I really wanted to make a beach themed wreath. This was fairly easy, just need a little patience and your Fine Tip Glue Pen!

You will need two of these card front designs from the kit, trimming off the back piece, eight of the palm leaves, the laser-cut vellum circle, one of the sand dollars, enough twine to tie into a bow, and three of the starfish, placing the smallest Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the middle of each:

I used some scotch tape to connect the two card fronts together to make the base layer. I then adhered a piece of the twine around the middle, disguising the line:

Since this may get a little messy, use your silicone craft sheet while adhering the palm leaves around the laser-cut vellum circle. I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen to place glue about 2/3 of the way down the back, layering around the vellum circle. Tip-You may have to place a little spot underneath if the palm leaf lifts up from the vellum circle:

After this is completed, I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the bow to the sand dollar and then adhere the starfish and sand dollar to the palm leaves. Tip-Place a clear block on top for a couple of minutes to allow the glue to adhere and dry:

The wreath is adhered to the base layer with mini dimensionals (hidden behind the starfish and sand dollar). The card base is Coastal Cabana cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”, and I used the texture stamp with Coastal Cabana ink to make a border along the top and bottom. The base layer is then adhered with dimensionals:

The inside is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment from Special Celebrations is stamped in Coastal Cabana ink, along with the starfish that are stamped off before stamping the cardstock:

The card on the left is a beach scene incorporating Lilypad Lake stamp set, a little sponging and some masking!

The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

I stamped the texture stamp and sponged in with a sponge dauber using Sahara Sand ink:

I stamped the sailboats in Memento ink, , created a mask with the coordinating framelit, and then stamped the wave stamp in Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, and Coastal Cabana inks:

I used a blender pen to color in the sails of the sailboats, stamped the sun in Daffodil Delight ink, and used a sponge dauber to fill it in:

To create the clouds, I first used the coordinating sun die to create a mask and then I used the Pretty Label Punch to create a cloud mask, both out of a post it note:

I used a sponge dauber with Balmy Blue ink along the top of the mask to create the clouds and sky:

This is then adhered to a Crumb Cake cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. I then adhered two of the palm trees from the kit and used three of the gold metallic pearls to create “coconuts” for each palm tree:

The inside is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the texture stamp is stamped in Crumb Cake ink, filling in with a sponge dauber, and then adhere one more palm tree:

What do you think of these two alternatives?? Is this such a fun kit? You can really keep it very simple or take it way up to create some awesome alternative cards!!

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Snail Adhesive

 

 

Lilypad Lake silhouette card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a beach themed card with the Lilypad Lake stamp set and the Lakeside Framelits Dies! Don’t be fooled by this card, it is so very easy to make, but you may just get ink on your fingers! Lol Since the warm weather is here (or maybe on the way where you live), I thought this would be a fun way to create with this stamp and die set.

The base layer is a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I first stamped the Crackle Paint background stamp in Gray Granite ink, dragged my Coastal Cabana ink pad across the backside (the raised side w/o the Sizzix and SU! logos) of the Pinewood Planks 3D folder, and then embossed to create a “weathered wood look”:

To create the sunset, I used the second largest Layering Circle Die to cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then used a post it note across the bottom half for a mask. Using Sponge Daubers, I first colored the whole area with Daffodil Delight ink, then coloring in layers going down with Mango Melody, Poppy Parade, and Blackberry Bliss inks, creating a gradient effect:

I removed the post it note and used the wave stamp in Blueberry Bushel ink, stamping several times until the area is filled in:

To fill in the white space of the waves, I used the sponge daubers from creating the sunset to make it look like the sky is reflecting off the water:

Additionally for the card front, you will layer the sunset piece on Pool Party cardstock cut out with the second largest scalloped Layering Circles Framelits, the heron, two boats and grass cut out of Basic Black cardstock, and then a 4” piece of Burlap Ribbon:

To assemble the card front, I adhered the heron to the layered sunset piece (covering my little boo-boo with ink on my fingers), adhered the boats with each going opposite direction, adhere the grass together by flipping one side over (kinda like the boats, each facing opposite directions) and using a mini dimensional that I cut in half to adhere to the layered circle sunset piece, and the Burlap Ribbon is adhered to the embossed base layer with Tear & Tape:

This completed piece is adhered to a Pool Party cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the heron in Gray Granite ink, color the heron in with Light and Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends, stamp the wave stamp along the bottom in Blueberry Bushel ink, use a sponge dauber with Seaside Spray ink to fill in the waves, and then the sentiment is stamped in Pool Party ink:

That really was easy! This would also be a great Father’s Day card and you could easily make multiples of! Coloring with Sponge Daubers is so easy and yes, I have one for each Stampin’ Up color and they are all labeled! That is just my personal preference, I don’t want to mix up colors, just in case! lol

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Lilypad Lake Z Fold Pop-Up Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super fun and easy Z Fold Pop-Up Card! I made this a birthday card for dearest sister-friend, who loves Lilypad Lake stamp set! I’ve posted on Facebook a couple of other cards that I made, so I figured why not show you how easy it is to make, which you can do out of ONE piece of cardstock!

The card base is Balmy Blue cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 2 ¾” and at 5 ½”:

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The front fold is Balmy Blue cardstock, cut at 2 1/8” x 11”, and scored at 2 ¾” and at 5 ½”:

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The inner strip to create the “pop-up” part is Balmy Blue cardstock, cut at 2 1/8” x 11” and scored at 7/8”, 3 5/8”, 4 1/8”, 6 7/8”, 7 3/8”. You will then fold into a “Z” and use strong adhesive on the “mountain” of the folds (I used Tear & Tape):

The panels for the card base are Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and 2 pieces cut at 2 ½” x 4”:

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For all the card base panels I wanted to make them look like the sky, so for the two smaller panels, I placed them next to each other and created a mask for clouds using the cloud dies from the Up & Away Thinlit Dies and sponged Balmy Blue ink onto the cardstock:

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For the bigger panel, I first used a sponge dauber with Pineapple Punch ink in the upper left corner and then used the sun stamp from Lilypad Lake in Crushed Curry, stamping several times for the effect. I then used the same cloud masks with a Stampin’ Sponge and Balmy Blue ink for the rest of the sky:

Since I knew I was making the bird from Lilypad Lake stamp set into a Heron, I wanted to make it look like he was “walking on a dock” for the front fold piece, so I used a piece of Wood Textures 6” x 6” DSP cut at 2” x 5 ¼”, embossed it with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF, and then sponged Early Espresso ink to give the embossing a darker definition:

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For the smaller two front fold panels, I cut two pieces of Whisper White cardstock at 2” x 2 ½”, sponged Balmy Blue ink, and then used the wave stamp in Balmy Blue and Blueberry Bushel inks. I also stamped the wave stamp in Blueberry Bushel ink on the front panel of the inner strip:

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I stamped the Heron in Memento Ink and then colored with Light and Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the sailboats 5 times in Memento Ink and then colored them in with Light and Dark Pineapple Punch, Light and Dark Call Me Clover, Light and Dark Poppy Parade, Light and Dark Highland Heather, Light and Dark Lovely Lipstick, Ivory, Bronze, Light Granny Apple Green, Light Bermuda Bay, Light Night of Navy, Dark Pool Party, Dark Petal Pink, Dark Flirty Flamingo, and Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends Markers:

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Attach the panels to the card base and to the front fold base:

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I used Tear & Tape on the ends of the front fold and then attached to the card base:

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Next place the inner strip in the “box”. The easiest way I have found to make sure this piece is correct and the card folds over, is to adhere the end pieces first, and then fold the card closed and the two inner pieces will adhere correctly:

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The final step is to adhere the Heron and all the sailboats! For the inner strip, I used glue dots at the bottom of the boat and then for the front fold panels I popped the smaller ones and the Heron up with Mini Dimensionals. I also used Wink of Stella on all 3 of the front fold panels:

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After I put this all together, I felt like it needed a little bit more. So, I used the birds from the High Tide stamp set and heat embossed the sentiment from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Copper Embossing Powder on Whisper White cardstock. This was then cut out with the smallest circle from the Stitched Labels Framelits and I also used the heart framelit from this set to cut out from Copper Foil Sheets:

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I just love how this turned out! Now I will admit these are not my instructions, I got them from Splitcoast Stampers! Having great instructions make it so easy to make and share creative ideas!!

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

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Card Swap Week part 4

Hello and welcome to today’s blog, featuring the first half of the card swaps I received back! I grouped these cards together and divided them into two days of Show and Tell! These are beautiful and awesome cards, I hope they inspire you!

This fist set is from the Graceful Suite (pages 164-165), using the Painted Glass stamp set, Stained Glass Thinlits Dies, and Graceful Glass 6” x 6” Designer Velum. These are great examples of how diverse the products from this suite are!

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This second set features cards made from the Lilypad Lake bundle (page 133) and the Tranquil Textures Suite (pages 154-155). These are great examples of using the most of your products!

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This third set features cards made from the Garden Impressions Suite (pages 128-130). Whether it’s the Abstract Impressions stamp set, the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, or the Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper, this suite makes such stunning cards!

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This last set features the Nature’s Poem Suite (pages 142-144), I just love the copper embossing and the embossed leaves on the card on the right! Both of these cards are stunning!

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I hope you have enjoyed these swaps and if there is any card in particular you would like more info about, contact me today!

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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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Lilypad Lake

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Lilypad Lake Bundle and Rooted in Nature stamp set! I’ve been creating with Lilypad Lake all week and have yet to make a lake card! I also included a sneak peek at the Artisan Textures stamp set when I created the lake, this set is not available until June 1st, but this is one of the stamp sets I won from a Prize Patrol from OnStage in April!! This card is actually very easy to make and was inspired by the striped DSP from the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper.

For the card layers you will need Mint Macaron cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, Tranquil Tide cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the striped DSP from Nature’s Poem DSP cut at 3 ¾” x 5”, and a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 3 ½” x 4 ¾”:

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To make the lake on the Whisper White cardstock, first start with the single tree stamp from Rooted in Nature and stamp in Tranquil Tide ink (1st, 2nd, & 3rdgeneration stamping):

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To create the shoreline, I used a Sponge Dauber in Crumb Cake ink and then stamped the waves in Mint Macaron ink (this is the stamp from Artisan Textures):

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I then used this stamp again in Tranquil Tide ink and filled in the water’s color with a Sponge Dauber in Soft Sea Foam ink:

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The lilypads are stamped in Memento ink and colored in with Tranquil Tide, Mint Macaron, Poppy Parade Stampin’ Write Markers and Grapefruit Grove ink with a Blender Pen. These are then cut out with the coordinating framelit:

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The cardstock and DSP layers are all adhered to the Mint Macaron card base:

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The lilypads are adhered along the bottom with dimensionals:

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The inside is stamped with the single tree stamp in Mint Macaron and Tranquil Tide inks on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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You may be wondering why there is no sentiment on this card?? Well, all the cards I share with you I do send out and sometimes it’s nice to have a card that is readily available for any reason. I like to have a stash of cards readily available because sometimes life gets hectic and you may forget about that card you needed, lol!

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!

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, or joining my team!

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!

***The product number for Mint Macaron cardstock listed below is incorrect, it is 147106 from the new catalog. Also, the product info for the Artisan Textures stamp set is not available at the time this blog is written, however, it is found on page 130 in the new catalog and here is a link to a former blog post with a picture.


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Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Mint Macaron 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
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You are wonderful

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Lilypad Lake Bundle and Rooted in Nature stamp set! When I first started to create this card, I got out my Tranquil Textures DSP, and looked at my scraps to see if there is anything that would go together or something that I could create a card with, because who doesn’t have those pesky odds and ends of paper that get ignored?? So, I started with a piece of DSP in Fresh Fig and a piece in Crumb Cake and just went from there.

The card base is Fresh Fig cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and I used the Hardwood background stamp in Fresh Fig ink:

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I had this 3” x 6” strip of DSP from the Wood Textures 6” x 6” DSP and trimmed it down to 3” x 5 ½”:

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I used these two scraps from Tranquil Textures DSP:

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The sentiment is from Rooted in Nature stamp set, stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in Copper Embossing Powder on a 1 ¼” x 3 ½” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Both pieces are then punched with the Banner Triple Punch:

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The heron is stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock in Early Espresso ink, colored in with the Light and Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend Markers, and cut out with the coordinating die:

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A piece of Copper Trim is tied in a bow around the Wood Textures DSP and then adhered to the card base:

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The 3” x 3” piece of Tranquil Textures DSP is adhered with dimensionals, the sentiment banner piece is adhered with Snail, and then the heron is adhered along the edge with Glue Dots:

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The inside sentiment is on Very Vanilla cardstock, stamped in Versamark ink, and heat embossed in Copper Embossing Powder. I stamped and colored the inside heron the same as the front and then cut out two pieces of the grass from the Lakeside Framelits Dies in Crumb Cake and Early Espresso cardstocks:

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I love how this card turned out and Fresh Fig, Early Espresso, and Crumb Cake are not colors I would have ever thought to have used making a card! I guess getting out those scraps and seeing what you can create can pay off!!

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! June 1stis just a few days away and the new Annual Catalog will go live!! I’m so excited!!

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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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Be Calm

Hello and welcome to today’s card, featuring the Lilypad Lake Bundle, Abstract Impressions stamp set, and Garden Impressions 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper! I wanted to create a simple, yet elegant, card for these sentiments from Lilypad Lake stamp set and was able to use the Garden Impressions DSP to create this.

The card base is Shaded Spruce cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and embossed with the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:

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I used a piece of this designer series paper from Garden Impressions DSP, cut at 3” x 4 ½”:

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On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the lilypad stamp in Memento ink and use a Blender Pen to color in using Soft Sea Foam, Shaded Spruce, Petal Pink, and Lovely Lipstick inks. These are then cut out with the coordinating framelits:

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The sentiment is stamped in Shaded Spruce ink on Whisper White cardstock and then cut out using the 2ndlargest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the lilypad’s are adhered with Glue Dots:

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I adhered the DSP at an angle to the card base and then used a piece of the 5/8” Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon in Whisper White and tied in a bow:

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The sentiment is then adhered to the front with dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is stamped in Shaded Spruce ink and the butterfly image is from the Abstract Impressions stamp set in Petal Pink and Lovely Lipstick inks:

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This was my first time using the Tulle Ribbon and I really like the ease of tying a bow with it! This is a new product that will be available for purchase on June 1stand it comes in Whisper White and Very Vanilla, I think I’m going to add Very Vanilla to my shopping list!!

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! June 1stis just a few days away and the new Annual Catalog will go live!! I’m so excited!!

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, or joining my team!

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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