Thursday, August 6, 2020

A Paper Pumpkin Thing and Summer Nights

A big HUGE "hello and welcome" to all who stop by this hop!  If you don't know me I'm Elizabeth Price and I am a true Paper Pumpkin fan.  I adore these monthly kits from Stampin' Up!   I think they're the best thing since sliced bread.

I have shared many alternative projects using this kit in the past two weeks.  I even did a Facebook Live video featuring a Summer Nights party set up.  I have a few more unseen alternatives that I saved for this hop.  And, here they are...

This gift bag is filled with Milky Way Candy Bars!  I thought they were fitting for the summer nights theme.  I also thought a great match to this kit were the Printed Gusseted Bags in the Annual Catalog.  But let's talk about the color of the bag.  For most of my alternative projects, I call them Up!STYLED projects, I spritzed lots and lots of color everywhere.  (scroll to earlier posts to see more ideas and tons of spritzing)

I filled a Mini Mister with 70% rubbing alcohol almost to the top and then I added 6-8 drops of ink refill.  My ink refill colors include Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Blackberry Bliss, and Calypso Coral.  For the bow of the bag I spritzed one of the envelopes in the kit and when it was dry I sliced 1/4" strips.  I curled each strip with a bone folder and glued them to a 1/2" circle in a criss cross fashion.

I tried spritzing one of the Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes and love the effect.

Take a super close look at the greeting on this tag.  I inked up the greeting with Coastal Cabana and I inked up the firework image with Night of Navy.  I did some stamp kissing here; I stamped the greeting image with the firework image and then stamped the greeting on the tag.  The two-tone effect in real life is quite effective.  I also love how the overspray flecks of color add to the look and dimension of the tag.

This card is based on a Misty Moonlight and is so charming.  The added dotted paper comes from the Playing with Patterns DSP pack.  I think it looks fantastic with the ferris wheel printed die cut. For the white label I cut it in half lengthwise and opened it up to appear larger than it's real size.

Be sure to work through all the stops along today's hop to ignite your creative mind with tons of awesomeness and alternative ideas using the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Hand Stamped Sentiments is Color Happy!

Doesn't this color palette make you happy?  Does it make you smile?  I love it, it's so cheerful and spunky.  This color trio is the latest challenge being hosted by Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Be sure to check out the entire team's spin on this combo and then make a card with similar colors.

I started with a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and sponged a mini rainbow of color across the entire panel.  Then I flicked water drops all over to create the mottled effect.

On a separate sheet of white I stamped the gang of animals with Momento Black Ink and had a good time coloring the image with a bunch of Stampin' Blends.  I grabbed Pool Party, Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Gray Granite, and Crumb Cake light and dark pens.  Once done I detail cut the entire piece and added Stampin' Dimensionals to the back.

After I stamped the greeting I cut it out with the Tasteful Labels Dies and popped it up with more Stampin' Dimensionals.  I love the look of the stitched cut frame and the dimension for giving the card a bit more interest and style.  Tucked behind the animals and the greeting are sponged leaves that  I cut with the Forever Flourishing Dies.

To finish I painted a bit of Wink of Stella here and there and then tucked Artisty Blooms Sequins around the card.

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Smiles and happy stampin', Elizabeth

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Monday Montage Summer Nights PARTY


It's time for a Monday Montage Blog Hop and I'm sharing something a bit different.  I set a patio table and decorated it with decor made from the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit.

I made lots of bagalopes from the envelopes in the kit and a cheerful garland using the postcards and printed die cuts.  I have lots more details of all my July Paper Pumpkin projects in posts earlier this week (come back and scroll down).

Here's a couple close ups of the bagalopes.  Each place setting was set with a bagalope filled with candy like Milky Way candy bars and Pop Rocks.  I thought they picked up on the firework explosions.  For the cake there are nine bagalopes on their sides to form a circle.

Thanks for hopping by to check out my latest paper crafting projects.  Your next stop is with the sweet and stamptastic Julie Warnick.  Or, if you're working backwards you'll be visiting with Cheryl Curtis and she's awesome too!

to Julie Warnick
to Cheryl Curtis

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Creation Station's a Party Animal!

We are stampin' like Party Animals this month at Creation Station.  Specifically our challenge was to blend any animal stamp set with a party theme for a "Where the Wild Things Are Party Animals." My spin on this theme includes inking up the From All of Us and the Camouflage Stamp Sets and mixing it with bright colors and a fancy fold.  Speaking of a fold this card is a napkin fold style with an easy to slide off belly band.

Accenting the Poppy Parade and Magenta Madness belly band is a cheerful Whisper White and Mango Melody tag cut with the Tasteful Labels Dies.  I used a small piece of Just Jade trim from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack and a bit of Linen Thread.  This band holds together a card is packed with dimension.  There's dry embossing, popped up letters, layers of pattern paper and cardstocks along with loads of back and forth folds.  

What's super fun is when the belly band is removed the card springs open to reveal a spunky inside. Look at the funky juxtaposition of cartoon style animals, stripes, florals, and camouflage!  I adore the camo stamp.  It looks fanfreakin'tastic in any color you stamp it.  Seriously, look at how fun the camouflage looks in Magenta Madness.

These cheerful pattern papers all come from the Flowers for Every Season 6"x6" Designer Series Paper Pack.  I pulled colors from the papers to quickly paint up all the animals in this group shot.
For the "party" letters I used the Rainbow Glimmer Paper, the Foam Adhesive Sheets (I can't get enough of these), and the Playful Alphabet Dies.  The popped dimension is AWESOME!

Interested in making a napkin fold card?  Here are my cutting and scoring measurements that I used for this party animal card.  I have totally enjoyed making this style card, I know you will too.

Be sure to stop through all the blogs in the hop to see who's a party animal!  Next up in the hop is Kathy Kartak.  She's a fantastic stamper and a fun stampin' friend.  Have an awesome day.