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Monday, February 25, 2013

Lace tape.

Here's another card that we'll be doing at card class on Thurs.  This stamp set is another free one from Sale A Bration.  And on this card you'll get to play with the Delicate Details Lace Tape.  You can see it on the left side of the card.  So if you want to find out how to do this just come to class.  Let me know by Weds.  And then pray that the snow doesn't get to deep.  Today was wonderful.  It was warm enough that all the snow is gone from the decks and the walk.  I'm ready for it to start again.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Sale A Brate with me.

Here's another card that we'll be doing at card class next Thurs.  This is a Sale A Bration set that you can get for free.  During Sale A Bration you can get something free for every $50.00 that you spend.  And the reason that I say "something" is because there's stamp sets, paper, ribbon, buttons and embossing folders to choose from.  The ribbon, stamp sets, buttons and the embossing folder used on this card are among the things that you can get.  So come and see what else we'll be doing at class. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Spring is coming.

Spring is coming and so is card class.   Next Thurs, Feb 28th is the date and here's one of the cards that we'll be making that day.  The butterfly is out of the spring catalog.  So if you want to see what else we're going to do just check back in the next couple of days and I'll post a few more of the cards.  And if you want to come to class just let me know by Weds., Feb 27th and I hope to see you at class.

Friday, February 15, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit.

Here's a picture of the journal that comes in the Welcome Kit.  Actually your kit will have two journals in it.  At Leadership we only got one so I don't have an extra one to play with and add to.  But I've already subscribed to My Paper Pumpkin and when I get my Welcome Kit I'll be doing the journals and adding some more decor to them.  There were more butterflies in the kit so I'm thinking that I'll add them to some of the pages.  Or maybe make a tag and put a butterfly on that.  Oh, the possibilities.   And another great thing about the kits is the box that they come in.  These boxes are very sturdy and perfectly shaped.  No mismatched corners or misfits. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

So here's some pictures of the cards that I made with the Try It kit from My Paper Pumpkin.  In this kit there are supplies to make four cards.  The card stock, the layer, envelopes, embellishments, stamps and ink.  And instructions which I followed to make this first card.
When I made this second card I changed up the placement of the embellishments a little.

And on this third card I added a couple of things to embellish it a little more.  See the pearls and the ribbon? 

The fun thing about Paper Pumpkin is that you never know what you'll be getting in your box each month.  Except for the first month.  The Welcome Kit that you get will always be a couple of journals with all the supplies to make them and a clear block.  After the Welcome kit you won't be getting more clear blocks because you only need one.  Tomorrow I'll post a picture of the journals.  Remember that if you're interested you just need to go to www.mypaperpumpkin.com  and sign up.  There's no obligation.  You can quit at any time or you can skip a month if you want to.  And the price is only $19.95 and it includes shipping and handling.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Paper Pumpkin

Here's a new program from Stampin' Up! that I haven't told you enough about yet.  So here's the information right from Stampin' Up!  Tomorrow I'll post some pictures of the items that are in the Welcome kit and the Try It kit. 

I'm Paper Pumpkin...
I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:
All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create fun projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, decor, and more!
Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!
Get Started
It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program starting Monday, January 14 by visiting www.mypaperpumpkin.com and click Get It. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to show off and share with your friends and family--every month!
Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month we [Stampin' Up!] send you a unique, surprise kit with a project--cards, journals, decor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories--everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for the kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!!)
  • There's no committment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at any time. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It Kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.
Here's How You Order
Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin starting Monday, January 14th by visiting www.mypaperpumpkin.com and click Get It.

A FREE Gift in Your Very First Kit
The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift--a clear acrylic block!
So how cool is that???!!?? I've seen the Try It kit and the Welcome Kit and the projects are just adorable! I know you're going to love them! So check out the Paper Pumpkin website and sign up!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Little brother's birthday card.

I saw this idea for the watch online somewhere and I wanted to use it.  I stamped the watch twice, once on the layer and then again on scrap card stock.  I glued one of the Basic Designer Buttons out of the spring catalog on the layer piece.  Then I cut out the watch face from the scrap piece and glued that onto the button.  It doesn't show up in the picture but it's really cool in real life.  The stamp set is called Dapper Dad and it's in the spring catalog.
Then, if you're like me, I didn't have any idea how to finish off the card.  So I used one of the framelits and traced around the inside of the frame on Very Vanilla and cut it out and traced around the outside of the frame on Cajun Craze and cut it out.  And I liked it but we don't have any greetings that go vertically.  So what to do?  I thought about feathers but I don't have any stamps with feathers.  And then I saw some ties in one of the books but I don't have any tie stamps.  But I do have scissors so I just cut out a tie and stuck it onto the very vanilla.  And I like it.  I could have put a brad on the tie to look like a tie tac but I didn't think about it until everything was adhered.  And now this is my brother's birthday card. 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Butterflys in February

This image is the "Swallowtail" stamp that is in the Spring catalog.  I didn't think that I would like this stamp because it's so big, but of course, when I saw it I had to have it.  We made this card at our Rubber Queens meeting last Tues.  It's pretty simple but I really like it because it makes me think of spring.  I embossed the butterfly and then used sponge daubers to add the color.  Quick and easy.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Cute valentine for a cute girl.

I guess since Valentine's Day is coming very fast it's time to get some cards made.  In our family we only have one little girl so here's the card that I made for her.  Don't look Allie.  The little girl is from the Greeting Card Kids and the flourish's are from Flowering Flouishes.  The paper is Fan Fair.  I'm not sure why the color is so dark on this.  I think I need to study the camera manual a little bit.  The colors are Pink Pirouette and Basic Gray. 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Here are the cards that we did in card class this week.  They all have something in common.  We used the More Amore DSP to make the background.  And each background has four different papers on it.  It was pretty easy to do (right ladies?).  You just pick four different prints that you like and cut them all out at one time.  The layers are 4" X 51/4"  Then cut them into four pieces while keeping the four sheets together.  The size doesn't really matter, just don't cut them into equal sizes.  Then mix and match until you have four backgrounds with four different designs on each one.  We adhered these pieces to a plain white layer just to make them studier and just in case they got adhered crooked or upside down.  It's really hard to get DSP unstuck but card stock usually comes off pretty good. 

This last card gave me fits trying to get the flowers to look good.  First I tried just using a yellow marker but I didn't like it.  Then I tried putting a brad in the middle but that didn't float my boat.  Finally tried the new flower trim that's in the Spring catalog.  And I like it.  We colored them a little by just using a sponge dauber and an ink pad. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Making gift bags is so easy.

Today at class we made four cards using DSP for the background and the ladies got a whole pack of the More Amore.  I told them that they could go home and make more valentines or they could make a gift bag out of a couple of sheets of the paper.  And of course they wanted instructions.  So here's a picture of my bag that I made this afternoon. 

And instead of posting the instructions here's a link to a video of Jackie Bolhuis making the bags.  You'll have to scroll down to January 7th to see the right video but it's worth it.


Hope you enjoy the video and make some bags.