Paper Pumpkin June 2019-A Little Smile Alternative p3

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are my final two alternatives for the June 2019 Paper Pumpkin, A Little Smile! This kit has been so much fun creating alternative card idea’s and with all the supplies I have left over, I could definitely keep making more! I really like how this kit can coordinate with the Under the Sea dies and even the Sea of Textures stamp set, so you know that I just had to make one of my alternatives an underwater scenery!!

For card #1 on the right, this is very quick and easy to make with no stamping, except for the sentiment!

You will first start with two of the palm trees, this card front design from the kit (trimming off the back piece), a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock to cut out the Adirondack chair die with, and a 4” x 5 ¼” of Old Olive vellum cardstock from the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock, embossed with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder (this is the old version, the new 3D folder is not available yet):

I used glue dots to adhere the palm trees to the card front piece and then cut two mini dimensionals in half to adhere the Adirondack chair:

This piece is then adhered to the embossed vellum cardstock with dimensionals and then adhered to a Thick Whisper White cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. Tip-if you happen to have some of those Sizzix adhesive sheets still, you can cut four squares to use in the corners to adhere the vellum to the cardstock:

For the inside, I left the sentiment blank, but adhered one sand dollar and one starfish in the bottom corners:

For card #2 on the left, cut a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and then use the school of fish die from Under the Sea, flipping the cardstock over the cut out the fish going in the opposite direction. I then embossed with the Seaside TIEF, which is now retired:

Addtionally for the card front, you will need to cut out the net die with Sahara Sand cardstock, use Pretty Peacock cardstock to cut out two seagrasses, and then the coral, starfish, and sand dollar elements from the kit:

I used my fine tip glue pen to adhere part of the next to the base layer and trimmed off the excess with paper snips:

Still using the fine tip glue pen, adhere the coral, starfish, sand dollar, and seagrasses along the bottom, adhere the other starfish and sand dollar to make it appear like they are floating, and this completed piece is adhered to a Night of Navy cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

 The inside is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock and the sand dollar and starfish are stamped in Sahara Sand ink, stamping off first:

More fun cards make with this super cute kit!! I seriously could go on, but it’s time to get back to those new catalog products!! I might just keep this kit handy and if another idea pops in, I’ll post those on my Facebook page!

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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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Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
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Magical Mermaid Birthday Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the Magical Mermaid stamp set and (the retiring) Tranquil Textures Designer Paper! I will so miss this designer series paper, but then again, I always feel this way as the current catalog comes to an end and designer series papers retire! I am also very excited about all the new designer series paper from the upcoming Annual Catalog and cannot wait to get started creating with them to share with you all! Are you on the same merry-go-round ride with me?? Good! Lol

I first started with the mermaid stamp with VersaMark ink, heat embossed with silver emboss powder, colored the hair and body with the Bronze and Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends, and used a sponge dauber each to color the tail in Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron, and Tranquil Tide inks. I used my snips to fussy cut the mermaid and since the hair is a little tricky, I used the Bronze Stampin’ Blends to touch up any spots. **TIP-since the blends will smear the embossed image, I used light brush strokes to color the hair:

I used this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. First stamp the sand stamp in Sahara Sand ink along the bottom, stamp the sea weed stamp first in Soft Sea Foam ink and then use a sponge to apply the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint directly to the stamp and then stamp the image onto the DSP:

I also used the same technique for the spotted stamp to make it look like shimmery bubble in the water. After this dried (short wait), I used the Seaside TIEF on the stamped DSP:

Additionally, for the card front I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy ink, used my fingers to tear the paper around the sentiment, and then used the Mint Macaron Sponge Dauber around the edge. I wanted to give this a “framed” look, so I cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock at 3 ¾” x 5 1/8” and used the 2ndlargest Rectangle Stitched Framelit to cut out the middle: 

To assemble, I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen along the edges of the Night of Navy frame to adhere to the embossed DSP (I also place a couple of clear blocks on top to let the glue adhere for a minute) and then used dimensionals for the mermaid and the sentiment:

This is then adhered to a Mint Macaron cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside sentiment, on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink, stamp the sand along the bottom in Sahara Sand ink, and then stamp the sea weed stamp in Soft Sea Foam and Mint Macaron inks:

Easy to make for a stunning birthday card! I just love the added touch of shimmer with the shimmer paint! Never thought about applying the shimmer paint directly to the stamp? I would recommend first cleaning the stamp with a baby wipe or rinsing under the sink before cleaning with your Stampin’ Scrub. All products used today are carrying over, EXCEPT the DSP and the Tranquil Tide ink.

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! 

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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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Special Delivery

Welcome to part 4 of Baby Week! When I sat down to create today’s card, I challenged myself to create a card from items that would not typically be used for a baby card. After looking and deciding and looking at my stamps, embossing folders, and thinlits some more, I decided on Up & Away Thinlits, Seaside Embossing Folder, and some additional elements to create today’s card. I chose Dapper Denim for the card color because I also challenged myself to use up some Designer Series Paper that I’ve been ignoring and this color is about to retire at the end of May! Let’s get started!

First start with a card base in Dapper Denim card stock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”:

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To create the ombre’ hot air balloon, I used a piece of Color Theory DSP Stack in Dapper Denim, placed the thinlits on the paper from top to bottom, and then used a scrap piece of Wood Textures DSP Stack for the basket:

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The base layer is a piece of Shimmery White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, embossed with the Seaside Embossing Folder that I used a Sponge Brayer to ink Dapper Denim ink on:

To attach the basket to the hot air balloon, cut two 1” pieces of Dapper Denim Bakers Twine and adhere with Multipurpose Glue:

The embossed base layer is adhered to the card base and then the hot air balloon is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals:

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I added some sparkle with the Glitter Enamel Dots in Dapper Denim and heat embossing the sentiment in Silver Embossing Powder on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, ½” x 3”:

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The sentiments on the front and inside are both from the Special Celebrations stamp set, the inside is stamped in Dapper Denim ink, along with the balloon from the Dare to Dream stamp set. To create the ombre’ effect with this stamp, I simply stamped off:

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I really love how this card came out, it was really quick and easy! You could also use the other colors from the Color Theory DSP Stack to recreate this card!

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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