Friday, September 13, 2019

Everything Amazing

I got the pack of gorgeous Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalog, and knew I would love it for Christmas cards.  But then I got to thinking about the versatility of Stampin' UP! products and decided to think outside the box.

How about this:

Not at all holiday-ish, this card uses Everything Amazing for that great focal image.  Because I wanted to use the designer paper with the copper stars, I stamped and embossed the main image with Copper Embossing Powder.

After cutting it with the Stitched Nested Labels, I mounted it on a piece of Copper Foil, cut with the Stitched Rectangles dies (and "adjusted" for width by re-cutting the foil with the same die moved up a little on the paper).

Copper Trim is knotted through little holes punched in each side, and I dipped some Pearls in the new  Delicate Pigment Ink in Celestial Copper.  (You need to sprinkle on Clear Embossing Powder and heat set the copper ink).  Although hard to see, the words stamped on Whisper White are stamped in Night of Navy ink and I used Clear Embossing Powder to  heat set them with a shiny coating.

Then the foil rectangle is added to the front of the card with Dimensionals.

So...a very un-holiday card using holiday paper.  What well you make with Brightly Gleaming?

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Have You Seen These?

Remember the old Curvy Keepsake Boxes?  It had a baby!  And what a cute baby it is!  Take a look at the Mini Curvy Keepsake Boxes:

These dies and stamps are available now!  Check out page 21 of the Holiday Catalog and get the bundle (SAVE 10%).  Just large enough to fit 4 Hershey kisses or a Lindt truffle, they are absolutely adorable!  I made these (decorated as a pumpkin) for my class attendees the other day, and they were a huge hit!

Order your bundle now and make your Halloween treats, Thanksgiving place cards or Christmas ornaments now!

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019


One of my new favorite stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog is Elfie.  We all know that Santa works hard to narrow his list, but who makes all those toys?    Let's give a little credit to these little guys:

This easy card comes together quickly (except for the coloring!) and is just so cute!  We made it at my Sunday Crafternoon class, and it was a hit!

Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper was adhered to a Thick Whisper White base.  Then the three little elves were stamped and colored on Stitched Rectangles of Whisper White.

We used lots of Stampin' Blends to color them:  combos of Cherry Cobbler , Soft Suede and Shaded Spruce, along with light Crumb Cake, Light Night of Navy, Dark Daffodil Delight and Ivory (and some Pool Party for a little shading) and we were ready to wish our friends a happy holiday!

Our sentiment was stamped and punched, and our card was done!

These little guys warm my heart!  How about you?

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Last Day to Sign UP

Today is the last day to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and get the Bone Appetit September kit.

This is sure to be a winner for those of us who enjoy Halloween and the treats that go with it!

And look:

the kits are all ready to ship!

So sign up now to ensure you are ready for a spooky Halloween!

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Sunday, September 8, 2019