Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

And More with A Box of Sunshine

Today I'll share a quick post featuring the last few cards I created using June's A box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin Kit.  These first two cards are what I call "cut away" style cards.  I simply cut a slice out of the card front to expose the inside which then gives a bit of added flair and dimension.

For this Mini Paper Pumpkin Box I was super inspired by one of the alternative projects that Stampin' Up! shared on the instruction sheet enclosed with the kit.

I added remnants from the black and white label sheets to frame the focal sunburst and sunshine greeting.  To cut the clouds I used the retired Rainbow Builder Dies.  In the current SU! catalog you can find a perfect die to cut clouds in the So Happy Dies set.

With most of the PP kits I will use the punch out remnants as stencils.  This one with the lemons and leaves was a no brainer for making a few sweet and sassy yellow-black-white cards.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

More to the Box of Sunshine

Here are several more alternative projects using the A Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin Kit.

This first card is super quick and simple.  I call this style of card a "slit" card.  All you do is cut a slit from the folded scoreline to the edge and glue it down.  For this card I adhered just the edges to create a gift card pocket.

These next two 3D projects are made by using one of the preprinted card bases.  Below are instruction cards for cutting and assembling of a Bottle Buddy and a Trident Gum Slider.

A Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin Thing

Welcome to another fun and fabulous "A Paper Pumpkin Thing" blog hop.  I'm sure you know that this month kit is called A Box of Sunshine.  It is just that.  It's bright and cheery, watercolored and visually textural, finished with subtle gold details--it is a box of sunshine.

This card is a quick and easy alternative.  First, reverse the fold so the printed design is on the inside. Then fold the printed side outward and stamp the inside to create a border and add some fun contrast.

This stacked easel card is easy.  Start with a 4 1/4" x 11" top fold card base.  Cut another piece of 4" x 11" cardstock and score along the long edge at 2 7/8" and 5 3/4".

This bag style box is made with one full card base and (2) added pieces of paper.  

Grab you box of sunshine and create lovely things to spread happiness to your friends.  You'll be thrilled with the beautiful things you can make and bright ray of hope you can share.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Hand Stamped Sentiments Happy Day Colors

These cool aqua tones are brought to you today by Hand Stamped Sentiments and they are breezy, calming, and right up my alley.  To bring it all together I threw in a background of Whisper White and squares of Basic Black to pull the card all together.

I just received the Playful Alphabet Dies and the Foam Adhesive Sheets and was anxious to see just how the two would work together.  Can I say they work AWESOME!  

Isn't ii awesome how cool these alphabet dies look when popped up with the Dimensional Foam Sheets?  I love LOVE the dimension.  I was a bit puzzled at first wondering if the dies would cut through the foam.  I was super jazzed to see the finished look.

To give the crossword puzzle letter layout a bit of added panache I included watercolored roses.  These floral images are from the Best Dressed Stamp Set.  A quick swoosh of Bermuda Bay Ink for the roses and Mint Macaron for the leaves and these cuties were ready to decorate my card.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Monday Montage Camouflage

I know I mentioned this in an earlier post, but hear it is again.  After seeing the new 2020-2021 Catalog the top item of my wish list was the Camouflage background stamp!  If you scroll down you will see the very first piece of paper I stamped using this fanfreakintastic new image.  When I pulled the paper to see what it looked like all done I heard trumpets playing "duh duh da dun."  It looked so cool, awesome, textural, amazing, beautiful, and all things marvelous--I have been waiting a long time for this stamp.  Oh, did I mention I LOVE CAMO!

Lately I have been purchasing the large background stamps without the wood block.  I leave the image in the stamp case and then lay the case open on a flat firm surface.  I place my paper or cardstock on an inked image, cover it with scratch paper, and then use the heel of my fist to "stamp" the image.  It's perfect every time.

to Dani
to Julie

Monday Montage Hoppers

Friday, June 19, 2020

#TGIF269 Stamped Pattern Paper

Make you own custom pattern paper!  The sky is the limit on possibilities; you can make any color palette you desire and any style you want.  Join our team for this fun challenge at #TGIF269.

I grabbed a piece of Sahara Sand Cardstock to stamp me an All Things Fabulous floral background.

I used Seaside Spray, Misty Moonlight full strength and stamped off, Soft Seafoam, and Granny Apple Inks.  Once I fully covered the piece to my liking I ran it through the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

The Fabulous Florals Dies match the images perfectly and what's super cool is that every berry spray and leaf has it's own die.  There's no fussy cutting necessary with this stamp set.  And, the doily die is stunning in real life.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Playing with New Stamps

My "top of the wish list" new stamp to order from Stampin' Up! once their 2020-2021 catalog went live was Camouflage.  I don't know what my deal is, but I love camo in any color and on anything. I've got pants, tops, throw bags, jackets, pens, pencils, notebooks and more.  What I really like is mixing a camo print with lacy and soft styles.  That's why for this card I paired the Camouflage Stamp with the All Things Fabulous Bundle.

Here's what I did:
  • Cut a Sahara Sand top fold card base
  • Stamp Camouflage on Gray Granite with Soft Sea Foam Ink Pad
  • Cut Camo image with Rectangle Stitched Dies
  • Stamp All Things Fabulous images on Whisper White Cardstock
    • Front flower is Petal Pink step one, Blushing Bride step two, and then Flirty Flamingo for step three
    • Back flower is Flirty Flamingo step one, Rococo Rose step two, and then Terracotta Tile for step three
    • Front leaf is Pear Pizzazz
    • Back leaf is Soft Sea Foam
    • Greeting is Terracotta Tile
  • The Petal Pink doily border, flowers, and leaves were cut with the Fabulous Floral Dies
If you joined in my virtual stamp class last week you saw this card and a few more using this new Bundle.  I announced that next month we will be stamping and creating with this new stamp set and dies, All Things Fabulous is fabulous!

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Casing a Stampin' Fancy Friend

I love it when Kayla McCreadie's beautifully layered and detailed cards come up in my feed.  I am drawn to her vibrant color palettes, intricate and skillfully designed focal points, meticulously matted layers, and her attention to the interior touches.  So, I am casing a fellow 2018 Artisan Design Team member, and a rather fancy friend, Kayla McCreadie.

The photo collage above includes cards made by Kayla that I combined to inspire my "thanks you made my day" card.

I used a fabulous new bundle in the Stampin' Up! Catalog it's the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set and Ornate Borders Dies.  The bundle offers lots of options for creating all kinds of looks.