I try to use current Stampin’ Up! products only in my card making. This can be challenging when it comes to cards for Jewish occasions but I have found that I actually enjoy a bit of a challenge sometimes.I created this clean and simple Rosh Ha Shanah (Jewish new year) card with the sheltering tree stamp set. The apples were stamped with the end of a lollipop stick. For the greeting: I found a font I liked and then printed it out on whisper white card stock. I hope you like it!
I was so inspired by the projects Debby created with the September 2015 paper pumpkin kit that I decided to try creating my own variation of the banner.
My sister, Debby Hoffman, is one of the most creative people ever. I am so lucky that she is also a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator (and a member of my downline) and we get to have fun stamping together and attending each others classes and Stampin’ Up! events.
Debby put together these incredible projects with the September, 2015 paper pumpkin kits. She is going to show them to her paper pumpkin club members tomorrow when they get together to make their kits. I get to come, too – and I cannot wait to see everyone’s reaction to these adorable witches, scarecrow, and goodie bags that Debby created.
Debby told me she used 3/4″ and 1/2″ circle punches for the eyes and witch’s nose; a standard hole punch for the witches wart; and the pennant punch for the scarecrow’s nose; a 3/4″ by 4-1/2″ strip for the witch’s hat and free handed the pointy part.
Enjoy these fun alternatives to the already adorable ideas included with this month’s kit!
This is my fond farewell to two of the outgoing in-colors: crisp cantaloupe and pistachio pudding. I do like how the soft colors pair with the images from the butterfly basics stamp set and framelits. Fortunately, we have other beautiful soft colors still availabe, as well as the incoming mint maccaron, which is beautiful. My Friday hostess club will be making these berry baskets with two note cards, tomorrow.
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I made this baby card for the latest PPA challenge sketch (shown below). I used the wonderful irresistably yours sale-a-bration dsp, sponged with soft sky ink, for the two rectangular background images. I am really loving this dsp!
I was inspired to make this card after Baby Charlie came with his mommy to hostess club on Friday. I love babies, and Charlie is especially adorable! Those little chubby legs, that big smile, the way he rolls over and over…. so cute!
My “baby boy” is 14 now, and my “baby girl” is 20! So I am very happy when a baby comes over to visit.
I had Charlie on my mind when I saw the sketch, and went right for the “Something for Baby” stamp set.
I had the hardest time deciding what to use for the oval behind the onesie. White was too plain; so saffron seemed like too much color; the colors in the Lullaby dsp were not quite right. Finally I thought of using the bokeh style stamp from the “Best Day Ever” sale-a-bration stamp set, and I was a happy stamper! I stamped the whisper white cardstock with soft sky and so saffron.
I really do like the card and I hope you do too!
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I used the bokeh technique to make this card. If you follow trends in card making, you know that this is a very popular look right now. There are several different ways to achieve this look. I used the chalk ink technique that Deb Valder demonstrates in this video. It really is a lot of fun. I think the font and size of the “happy” thinlit coordinates well with the playful look of the blurry dots, and the scattered sequins add just the right touch of sparkle to make the card even more fun.
I am so impressed with both the quality and the value of Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Pumpkin kits. I love getting that orange box in the mail each month and seeing what fun new project and supplies are inside. This month was no exception. The kit contained 8 accordian style cards; 8 envelope style kraft boxes; a fabulous set of photopolymer stamps; a roll of baker’s twine; two ink spots (daffodil delight and pool party) and 8 sheets of orange felt with die cut letters that spell “thank you”.As you can see, I used almost everything in the kit for the project shown above; and was able to get four little note cards out of one accordian card. (The “thanks” in the middle is to show what the inside of each card looks like.) One kit will makes a total of 32 note cards! I chose to save the orange felt for a future project.
I made coordinating evelopes for the cards, with the Best Year Ever dsp from the sale-a-bration catalog, using the envelope punch board.
The three month prepaid Paper Pumpkin is on sale for $54.85. This deal also gives you one free sale-a-bration item! This is a great time to try it out and/or give one as a gift to a daughter, sister, mother, or friend!
Today’s card was inspired by the Pals Paper Arts sketch (PPA240) shown below. This seemed a perfect opportunity to use two sale-a-bration products: the lotus blossom stamp set and the irresistibly yours dsp. These are both really fun products to use. The lotus blossom is three separate stamps. It is designed so that you can layer the three images on top of each other. (So easy with photopolymer stamps.) This allows you to achieve a beautiful image with much more depth than if you had used one stamp alone. The irresistibly yours dsp is “pre-embossed” for you. I chose to sponge it with wisteria wonder ink. You can also spritz it. And of course – this allows you to create any color dsp you would like.
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One of the many wonderful things about making cards, is that with the right materials, you can create a card that is just about perfect for the person and occasion for whom you are making it.
As soon as I saw this knitting themed pattern in the Adventure Bound dsp pack, and this sentiment in the Hello Life stamp set – I knew they belonged together. Add in the Blackberry Bliss ink and cardstock, and this is a card tailor made for me. I love knitting; I love purple; and I love making cards. (I am not going to send myself this card – but I will hang it up in my craft room.) I used a paper piercing tool, template, and a white gel pen to add the faux stitching. After that I decided it needed a bow, too.
I am really happy with how beautifully the blackberry bliss pairs with the smoky slate cardstock. The smoky slate cardstock is also light enough in color, but heavy enough in weight, so that you can really see its beautiful texture.
I hope you like the card, and that you take the time to do more of what makes YOU happy.
Today I had some fun playing along with the Mojo Monday team. Here is the card I came up with, inspired by the sketch below.
I used a lot sale-a-bration products for this card. Don’t you just love “free”?! The dsp patterns and colors make it fun and easy to layer. I added the embossed square for an extra “pop” of boldness.
Two little “tricks” I used on this card: The starburst shape behind the circle was made using a scallop circle punch. First I punched out the scallop circle. Then I added a strip of cardstock to the back which allowed me to turn the punched piece so that each scallop fell between two scallops on the punch. Voila: a starburst! (I learned this on Pinterest. It seems to be making the rounds – so not sure who deserves credit for the original idea.)
The second trick is one I had forgotten about. I really wanted to use ribbon and a button, but was having trouble getting it to look good. Then I remembered about making a loop, pressing the middle down on a glue dot, and gluing a button to the middle. That gave me just the look I was going for.
The sentiment on this card is a shout out to the Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin designers. I really wasn’t having the greatest day today, but then my paper pumpkin arrived in the mail – and it is FABULOUS!!!!! It truly did “make my day”.