Thursday, April 14, 2016

March 16 Paper Pumpkin and a Male Birthday

Hi Stampers,

I finally got back to stamping and I'm featuring the March Paper Pumpkin with a few alternates.

First, I want to show you a male birthday card I created. This card followed a sketch from one of my favorite sites, "Stampin' Gals Gone Wild".  She has some great sketches.
Male Birthday
The Sketch

Here is my card. The car is from a set named "Guy Greetings".

The designer series paper (DSP) is a 6 x 6 stack named "Go Wild".

The little dots or gems next to the car are small rhinestones colored with a black sharpie.

This sketch is such a nice, simple, and versatile design.

Now for the March Paper Pumpkin I told you about last month. This month was the 3rd Birthday for Paper Pumpkin, and they shipped their 1 MILLIONTH Kit!!

Here is the card made according to package directions.

This kit made 4 cards, 4 envelopes, 4 gift card holders, and 4 little cards for the holders.

They are just right for birthdays, graduations, or just a thinking of you card.

Here is my first alternate card with this kit. You might have noticed that I used the same sketch above.

The patterned paper is from one of the envelopes.

When you get your kits, don't be afraid of cutting up the paper or envelopes. They usually are decorative and can be incorporated into cards.

Here is one more alternative. Can you see the difference between them?

The left one does not have the 3 little green beads on the center square. I couldn't decide which one I liked better or looked better. What do you think? I'd love to hear your comments.

Next month's paper pumpkin we get a free stamp set in the kit as a birthday present to us. I'm excited to see it.
It will be here soon.

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Keep Stamping!!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

February and March 16 Paper Pumpkin

Hi Stampers,

March is Paper Pumpkin's 3rd Birthday! 

And the sale of Paper Pumpkins is still on!
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Now for the February paper pumpkin. We had a craft work day at my church, and I had time to play with the February kit. I just love it. It is so versatile!

The first picture is of the cards made according to package directions. Very cute cards in my opinion.

Here are a couple of the alternatives I came up with.

The left card uses the negative space from the middle swirly gold flower above.
I added Pool Party and Calypso Coral flowers.

The right one, is using the envelope, cut apart and added to a white card base. I added just a few light flowers.

The right one is using the negative space from the left card above with some added flowers and sequins.

The left one, I added some Blackberry Bliss ribbon. The left side of the card is a portion of the card from the top right.

There are so many ways to put these cards together, you just have to let your imagination run wild.
If you make this kit as directed, you will have 9 cards with envelopes. There is always more than enough supplies in one kit to make more cards than that.

I hope you are enjoying getting the surprise every month. I sure do! I can't wait to see what they send us for the March Birthday kit.

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Thanks for looking, and contact me if you have any questions.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Cards for Life Events

Hello Stamping Friends,

It's been a while since I posted anything. So, I thought I'd show you some projects that I've worked on.

First I needed a birthday card for my sweet granddaughter who turned 3. This card is a case of one made by Patsy. I get great inspiration from her.

Stampin' Up! has a new stamp set with matching framelits that have all the numbers, and many different words. I know this will become one of my favorites. See it here.

I needed a sympathy card for a friend. This card uses the flowers from the set named "Wild about Flowers".  It's in the big catalog, here.

Death and Life, the inevitable parts of our world that we all participate in. In January, we had both.  I made this for a friend that had a new little girl. The stamp set is new to me. It's called, "Barnyard Babies". This is also in the big catalog, here.

This Guy Birthday card isn't for anyone in particular, but I made it to participate in a sketch challenge.
The stamp set is called Guy Greetings, and works perfect for all the guys in your life. It has birthday, congratulations, and Father's Day sentiments.  I used the brick embossing folder on the navy paper behind my 'guy'.

Inspiration comes from many places. My card inspirations came from necessity, casing a friend's card, and using a sketch.

Coming up, the January Paper Pumpkin. I am behind on making my paper pumpkins. I might need to include the February one. That should be here soon.

Stay inspired, and keep stamping!