Sunday 25 October 2020

Oh Joy! What a kit!

 The October Paper Pumpkin kit is always one of my favourites of the year. It is traditionally a box full of Christmas inspiration & this month was no exception! The kit, aptly named "Joy To The World", included card bases in Crumb Cake & gold with floral die cuts & gold foil words for embellishment. The ink spot this month is Just Jade & the Cherry Cobbler Bakers' Twine made for easy bows. Here's a card made following the instructions - sort of...

My absolute fave part of this kit is the stamp set. It has a Merry Christmas in a great font as well as a wreath with berries & a terrific floral image suitable for any occasion. Here I used Cherry Cobbler ink (from a previous kit) & the floral stamp to create my own DSP. Don't you love Cherry Cobbler on the Whisper White cardstock? The "to the world" sentiment is heat embossed on a scrap of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

The Stamparatus helped me line up a parade of "joy" greetings (also from the stamp set) & some more heat embossing adds a final touch. With the Stamparatus this card would be a snap to mass produce for Christmas! So simple but so effective thanks to a pretty stamp & a great font!

The Crumb Cake cards were cut in half to stretch the kit & mounted onto Whisper White card bases. So far I have managed to create 15 cards & I still have lots of embellishments left. Here's a few more with some Cherry Cobbler cardstock mats added for emphasis!

Cutting up the lined envelopes allowed me to mat the gorgeous die-cuts on a background of festive words.

The gold foil words come in three languages perfect for your international friends. Here I used one of the foil words "en Francais" to add a sophisticated touch to an anniversary/wedding card.

This kit really delivered! We had our Paper Pumpkin craft-a-thon via Zoom & had a lot of fun sharing laughs & inspiration for our cards.

Be sure to check out the Paper Pumpkin kit HERE in my online store. Every month you'll get a kit from Stampin' Up! & a PDF with tutorials & inspiration for lots of alternative cards from me!

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Monday 19 October 2020

Can't Stop the Feeling.....

 Here I am again with a couple more plaid cards! The Plaid Tidings DSP, on sale until the end of October is a fab selection of well, plaid paper! There are colours for every season perfectly coordinated with Stampin' Up! colours. The convenient 6x6" format is perfect for cardmaking. The size provides a enough for at least 2 cards & of course the paper is double sided with a different plaid pattern on each side.

Here I CASE'd a card designed by Tandra Boyer using non-traditional colours (Pretty Peacock & Just Jade) on a 3 3/4" 5" plaid mat embossed with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder. I love how all the layers are embossed  giving the look of fine fabric.

The card on the left uses the leftover 2" strip of DSP matted onto a Just Jade stitched rectangle. I used the Joy Dies with the sentiment mounted on adhesive foam, a fabulous product that adds dimension to just about any die-cut. A splash of Wink of Stella & some Blue Adhesive Backed Gems add the necessary bling.

Be sure to check out all the sale priced papers in my online store.

Thursday 1 October 2020

Paper Sale!


Today is the day! For the month of October, Stampin' Up! is offering 15% of select Designer Series Paper patterns. It's a great time to stock up on DSP for Christmas cards. A piece of stunning paper is all that's needed to add a splash of colour to your card designs.

My fave is the Plaid Tidings 6 x 6" paper. It looks so neat & tidy & creates a tailored gender-neutral card for all the men in your life. Here are a few examples of my love for all things plaid.

Check out the available patterns in my online store.

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