Sunday, June 4, 2023

It's Monday Montage Time!

It's Monday Montage time again and I thought I would show you another card where I used the Legendary Ride Bundle, the Cheerful Daisies Dies, and the Fresh as a Daisy DSP.

I had some fun creating the motorcycle. First I inked up the entire image with a Crushed Curry Ink Pad and then I used a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to color the tires, seat, and a few other parts. On top of all of that I added silver details. It looks so cool in real life.

Here's a look at the inside.

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Friday, June 2, 2023

Exploring in Color, A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop

Welcome, welcome, welcome to A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop. This month's hop is all about the Exploring In Color Kit from May. These beautiful cards feature the kit and the Timeless Arrangements Bundle and the Lighting the Way Dies.

For the lantern's unique look I smooshed the die in a Copper Clay Ink Pad, set it on a piece of Pebble Path Cardstock, and then ran it through the Stampin' Cut Emboss Machine. 

For the leaf die cuts behind the label on this card I used one of the card bases from the kit. It makes for a quick and colorful look.

Both cards include 2023-2025 In Color Jute Twine and the 2023-2025 In Color Dots. I thinned out the twine on both cards so things didn't get too bulky or visually heavy.

Take a few minutes to click through of the hoppers today and be inspired to create an alternative project or two using the Exploring In Color Paper Pumpkin Kit.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Up!STYLE Your Paper Pumpkin

This first project uses only elements from the Exploring In Color Paper Pumpkin Kit. From the front it seems to be a rather simple alternative. This card is made with two full cards to create a fancy bi-fold.

When the Linen Thread bow is untied and the card is opened you start to see the fun of this alternative project. The inside is splattered with the Copper Clay Ink Spot and a Water Painter, the greetings are combined to make a focal feature, and an envelope was cut apart and adhered to the bottom for added color and decor.

Here the card is fully opened.  Before I attached the cards together I cut along the mountain line of the left half of the card and stopped at the scoreline. Next, I adhered the two cards together and form a pocket for a gift card or treat

For a 3D project I made card package to hold five cards. I mixed both cards from the Kit with the Exploring In Color Add On Cards and Envelopes. The package that holds the cards is made with the 2023-2025 In Color Treat Bags, the Zany Crew DSP, the 2023-2025 In Color Jute Twine, and the 2023-2025 In Color Stampin' Blends.

Each of the five Treat Bags holds one card and envelope. All the bags are attached with a folded piece of Pebbled Path Cardstock and then secured with a belly band.

In this photo you can see the Treat Bags are in the fully opened position. 

Here's a stepped up card featuring the Exploring In Color Add On Cards and Envelopes

Monday, May 22, 2023

Lighting the Way meets Pretty Peacock

Our theme for Stampin' Fancy Friday this month is all about color. I chose to feature Pretty Peacock. Several years back Pretty Peacock was an In Color and now has made a return to be one of the core colors for Stampin' Up!

I also decided I would create with the Lighting the Way Stamp Set and Dies. The lantern in that set of Dies makes for a strong focal element so I seem to keep using it over and over. I also thought it would be interesting to ink up the Cheerful Daisies Bundle to accent the lantern on one of my cards.

For this card my inks include Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Gray Granite, and Lost Lagoon.
For the two shape layers I used the Nested Essentials Dies.

I mixed images from both Lighting the Way and Cheerful Daisies to frame and highlight the lantern. For both the lanterns I preened my die before running it through the Stamp and Cut Emboss Machine.

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Legendary Ride for Her

This was a FUN card to make. I loved mixing the Legendary Ride Stamp Set and Dies with the Fresh as a Daisy DSP!

I created a fancy fold to have a little extra space to add more stampin'. So, when you untie the box the smaller flap opens to reveal my second card, that's what I call it.

And here's a look at the inside.

Thanks for hanging out with us for our latest blog hop. Next up is Emily or go back to visit with Cheryl.

Friday, May 19, 2023

Legendary Ride: You're the Man

TGIF#421 is a theme challenge called "You're the Man." I thought that the Legendary Ride Bundle would be fabulous for this theme. I used the stamps and dies along with Fresh as a Daisy DSP, Silver Foil Specialty Paper, a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, along with Pretty Peacock and Garden Green Ink Pads. 

I stamped the greeting on one end of a Tailor Made Tag and finished the tag with a Garden Green reinforcer and a piece of Linen Thread which I colored with a Pretty Peacock Stampin' Blend.