So much fun stuff to play with in this month's Paper Pumpkin kit. I made a gift set, inspired by one demonstrated at convention by Sara Douglas. From the kit I used 2 cards, 2 envelopes, 1 gift box, and 4 tags. As well as embellishments from the kit to complete each. I only used a few things that are not included in the kit. Look how cute this is...
The box has a gift tag in front and behind it are 4 gift cards with matching envelopes and 4 gift tags.
Here is the tag:
The only thing I added to this tag that was not from the kit was a small strip of Soft Sky card stock. I also used my corner rounder to round the bottom corners.
Here are the 4 cards:
To make these gift cards you just cut a card in half, creating 2 gift cards! I only used a couple scraps of Whisper White card stock to complete these.
Here are the matching envelopes:
For the gift size envelopes I just cut an envelope in half. I stamped the flaps and to close the open side of the envelope I used washi tape.
And here are the 4 gift tags:
I designed them to match the cards. I used a scrap of Whisper White card stock, dimensionals and two mini glue dots that were not in the kit.
All of these things fit perfectly in the box.
Pretty cute! And a nice little gift for a friend!
If you would like to come play with kit, join me for my Paper Pumpkin Party!
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I needed a card for my husband's uncle's birthday. I some pices left over from a card I made for Father's Day and decided to see if I could make the card a little different. Well, I went a little overboard I think. hehe.
The card is a bit busy. But I love the stamp set so much it is hard for me not to use ALL the images in the set wihen I make a card.
I also used the new Maritime Desginer Paper. I heart all things nautical.
Here is a recipe for this card:
stamps: the open sea, itty bitty banners
ink: whisper white, real red, night of navy, costal cabana
paper: whisper white, night of navy, maritime dsp
assessories: linen thread, 1/8" mini brads
tools: dots and stripes masks, sponge, dimensionals, paper piercer, plastic wrap (wad it up into a ball, tap it on a stamp pad, tap it on paper for a crackeld background)
You can order all the items used here, my on-line store.
Here is another card and box I made with my July Paper Pumpkin Kit. There is a nice stamp set in the kit, with several different greetings to choose from. I made this one a Happy Birthday Card. And a how about a little treat for the birthday person.
In thes pictures you might not be able to tell, but the darkest color is actually purple, it's our new Blackberry Bliss! It's so pretty on the shiny gift boxes.
Did you know you can make 6 of these boxes from 1 kit!
AND, 6 cards from this kit!!!
A Paper Pumpkin kit is $19.95 and you get 12 projects from it! And you always have left over supplies, not to mention the stamp set you can use again and again!
So, why don't you come over to my house and play with this month's kit! I'm having a little party! Here's the details...
Leave me a comment here to RSVP!
OR, you can subscribe RIGHT NOW, I will still send you your FREE GREEN GLUE from me when you do!
PLUS, how about 50% off your first two months. TRUST ME when I say you are going to LOVE next month's kit, I got a little peak at it at convention last week!
Hi Stampin' Friends!
Today I wanted to share with you something new I am doing. I started a new blog! For a while now I have been selling my finished cards and sometimes other items that I make as well. So, I now have a seperate blog for posting them items I have for sale.
Want to take a look? Here is CarrieStampsCards.
I have also uploaded some headbands I have for sale on my new blog today as well. Like this one:
So, click over and check it out! I have about 12 more headbands to add today, so stay tuned!
Not sure if you know, but I am moving in a few weeks! So excited. We have lived in a mini house for 18 years and are getting too big for our britches! Which leads me to a situation I ran into the other day. I was going to make brownies for a birthday picnic lunch with my besty Patty. Here we are, our bday's are only a few days apart, but it was her actual bday, so she got the crown.
Well, with most of my life in cardboard boxes I found myself stumped about what to bake my brownies in. I ran to my camper and pulled out my "camper" muffin tins. I was super worried about being able to get the brownines out once baked. I greased and floured the tin, but was still worried. Then, like a bolt of lightening it hit me... CIRCLE PUNCHES and PARCHMENT PAPER!
I tried several different punches and the large scallop circle punch worked the best. Not all of them punched perfect, but good enough to line the bottom of my tin!!!
The best part of all, they worked WONDERFULLY!!!
Brownie Sundaes picnic style were a hit! LOVE MY PUNCHES!
Have you used your paper crafting supplies in non-traditional ways? Leave a comment and let us know how.
It's Stampin' Royalty Challenge Day! This week we have a picture challenge.
I love this picture and loved stamping a birthday card seems to go with the event taking place in this picture.
I used some fun new products out of the new Idea Book and Catalog.
and the new Dots and Stripes Decorative Masks:
And my FAVE, Gold Sequin Trim:
Visit my online store to purchase these fun new products:
And make sure to check out what the other Stampin' Goddesses have created with this challenge: And we would love you to play along with our challenge.
Join me for a Paper Pumpkin Party!
Come see what all the buzz is about. Learn about Stampin' Up!'s Paper Pumpkin subscription program. Make some cute projects!
Make a card and a gift box from July's Paper Pumpkin Kit!
Cost is just $5!
Thursday, July 31st at 6:30pm
The card and tag are customizable! Use the stamps, ink, stickers, ribbon, twine and embellishments from the kit to make a unique project or you can copy them exactly.
I will also be showing you some fun ideas to do with the "leftovers" from this kit. Take a look at past kits and upcoming kits!
DRAWING FOR A FREE KIT!
I have a Paper Pumpkin kit to give away as well! Everyone who comes will get a ticket in the drawing for this kit!
SUBSCRIBE to Paper Pumpkin at the event and you will get:
* FIVE tickets in the drawing for the kit
* FREE GREEN GLUE from ME!
*50% OFF your first TWO months!!!!!
BRING A FRIEND!!!
You and your friend will make a BONUS project with supplies from the July Paper Pumpkin Kit!
I will be serving some yummy pumpkin teats in the spirit of My Paper Pumpkin!
Leave me a comment here to let me know you are joining me for a fun night of stamping!
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Challenge #236 at Stampin' Royalty is: ANYTHING GOES!
I made some fun hybrid gift tags. Which is that I made part of them using My Digital Studio and finished them off with paper crafting.
Here is a close up of each tag:
This fun tags are to go on some gifts, but I can not show them to you now as I do not want to give away all the surprise. So, I will show those to you later. As well as the third tag that tops a bag!
If you would like to create your own tags like these here is the My Digital Studio portion of the tags you can print it out and make some fun tags.
If you have any question about these gift tags leave me a comment below.
Click over to Stampin' Royalty to see the creation of my fellow Stampin' Goddesses and to play along with this week's challenge.
KEEP IT SIMPLE!
That is the theme for this week's challenge(#235) at Stampin' Royalty. Which really is a challenge for me, I always feel like I need to add more. But with the Blended Bloom stamp and the Blendabilities markers, simple is AMAZING.
The wait is over! We've officially released one of our most exciting new products, Stampin' Blendabilities Markers! These exclusive, alcohol-based marker sets come in a 3-pack of light, medium and dark shades (of the same color), and provide your projects a more saturated look with blended colors. We recommend using Stampin' Up! Whisper White Cardstock with your Stampin' Up! Blendabilities, but choosing any one of our cardstocks will add a unique look to your project. And because traditional alcohol markers require a bit of training, we've developed a few videos to ensure that Blendabilities are easy-to-use for everyone!
Once you watch this video be sure to check out the Stampin' Up! YouTube channel for more videos on Blendabilities.
You are going to LOVE coloring again with the results you get using the amazing new alcohol markers.
Wow am I LOVING the June Paper Pumpkin kit! What a fun and quick way to spruce up your home for the 4th! The kit contains all the materials needed to create these fun pinwheels.
The kit includes:
Precut Designer Paper in 3 different patterns with holes pre punched to create a pinwheel
Early Espresso Baker's Twine
Medium Cello Bags
Die Cut Card Stock Flags
3 piece Photopolymer Stamp Set
Night Of Navy Stampin' Spot Pad
Mini Glue Dots
Red and White Straws
I used some of my twine to tie around my Ball canning jar. I stamped and wrapped a flag around each of the straws, actually my daughter stamped the flags. My girls love doing Paper Pumpkin with me.
I also made one pinwheel for to top one of the cello bags that were included in the kit.
If you like 4th of July Decore for your home then you might like to my Pledge of Allegiance Subway Art. Click and Print one for your home as my FREE GIFT TO YOU! Happy Independance Day! I mounted mine and put it in a red frame. Have fun with your and feel free to send me a pic of how you use yours!
I was never really into gold as a color or jewelry for that matter. But with all the gold accessories out there it has really started to grow on me. The sequin trim that Stampin' Up! carries is so awesome! So, I am no longer just a silver girl, BRING ON the GOLD! This card was inspired by a card that Lisa Rhine made, I loved it and had to make my own version of it.
This is one of the cards that we will be making at my Catalog Kick Off Party. The party is this Saturday, 6/28. The cost is just $10. We will be making 3 cards and you will get your NEW Catalog!! I have snacks and party favors for all! Not to mention FREE SHIPPING for your first catalog order.
To RSVP email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today's challenge at Stampin' Royalty is a picture challenge:
I love the colors! I used Bermuda Bay and our new Hello Honey, as well as Wisper White and Crumb Cake.
This card also happens to be one of the cards we are making at my Catalog Kick Off party this Saturday. If you are in the Boise area I would love to have you join us. Email me to RSVP: email@example.com
Be sure to check out what my fellow Stampin' Goddesses have made with this challenge and find out how you can play along with this challenge on this week's post.
Here is some more information about my upcoming Catalog Kick Off Party:
So, I am a little late in posting my card for Wednesdays color challenge at Stampin' Royalty. It's been crazy here at my house. We are remodeling our kitchen, and I was on jury duty. I got picked for the jury and was on a week long trial. Jury duty is over, but I am sad to say, kitchen is not done.
I was able to make my card for the color challenge:
I just did not have time to post it until now. So, better late then never.
I really love this stamp set. We are into all things nautical even though we are in Idaho! My husband really loved the card I gave him for Father's Day using this set.
Be sure to check out the other cards my fellow Stampin' Goddesses made with this color challenge and we would love to have you play along now. Check it out HERE.
Our challenge at Stampin' Royalty, OMBRE, is so fun! Ombre is so popular right now in the world of paper crafting. I decided to play with one of our new In Colors, Blackberry Bliss! And to get the ombre effect all I did was to stamp one image several times with out reinking the stamp inbetween. Each time you stamp the image is a shade lighter.
I also used a new stamp set called work of art.
If you want to see all of our new products and In-Colors you can download a PDF of the new catalog HERE!!!
It's Stampin' Royalty Challenge Day!
Challenge #231 = MASCULINE PROJECTS
I've had an idea in my head since my last Card Buffet where we did a card with a bottle on it and a ship inside that bottle, to do a card shaped like a bottle.
The bottle is a Silhouette download, I manipulated the shape so that is was a wider, squattier (not a real word, I know) bottle. Then I copied and pasted the same shape above the card and lined them up, creating a bottle shaped card.
I wanted you to see where all my time and effort went on this card, the sails. I cut them out and popped them with dimensionals to give the ship a 3-D look. Some of the are just tiny!
I think this card will be going to my husband this Father's Day. It's next weekend, BTW.
Now, click over and see what my fellow Goddesses have created for this weeks challenges! And, feel free to play along with our challenge, details at the end of today's post at Stampin' Royalty.
Hi Stampin' Friends!
Stampin' Royalty Challenge #230 is a picture challenge.
Here is the card I made ...
The scrunchie flowers, as I call them were done with the 7/8" and 1-1/4" scallop circle punches.
1. Punch 5 scallop circles to make one flower.
2. Scrunch each circle up several times to distress it.
3. Fold four of the circles in half then in half again, creating a triangle shape. You can use a dot of Multipurpose Glue (aka Green Glue) as you fold the flowers.
4. Put a small circle of Green Glue in the center of the fifth circle. Lay down one triangle so the point is in the center of the fifth circle, point touching the glue.
5. Lay down a second triangle, next to the first, so that the folded sides of each triangle touch.
6. Lay down a third triangle, next to the last one, so that the sides match. The point is, the side of the triangle should always match the one next to it, wether is it the open side of the triangle or the folded side.
7. Let it dry. Scrunch it up and manipulate the flower as you like. Adhere the flower to your project with glue or dimensionals.
Now it's time to head over to Stampin' Royalty and see what the other Stampin' Goddesses have created with this challenge. And we would love to have you play along with our challenge too, read to the bottom of today's post on Stampin' Royalty to find the link.
Welcome Stampin' Friends!
This week's challenge at Stampin' Royalty is MAY FLOWERS!
I decided to make a paper flower bouquet for my Mom who has allergies and so I can never get her real flowers. The spiral flower bigz die was the perfect thing for this project!
It was lots of fun and only a little stress.
Let me help relieve a little bit of that stress for you. What I needed to know was how do you attach the floral wire to the paper flower. I could not find anyone who really showed how they did this. I tried several ways and I will share the two best with you now. As well as some tips on making a easy to manipulate flower.
Flower 1: Tight Bud Like Flower
1. Take a 1/4 of a sheet of card stock. Spritz it, front a back, with alcohol. Six spritzes per side is just right for me. Wad up and scrunch the paper several times. Press the paper flat and run it through the big sho with the Spiral Flower Bigz Die. Let is dry, which is not long since we used alcohol instead of water. Spritzing and scrunching first and then die cutting makes for a very soft paper as the Big shot kinda irons the paper out.
2. Fold a long piece of floral wire (just determine the length you need for your vase or jar and fold it accordingly). Hot glue the folded part of the wire to the first scallop of the flower. Begin rolling your flower snuggly but not too tight. Add a few dots of hot glue as you go to keep the flower in place.
3. The end of your wire will come out the bottom of the flower between the last and second to last petals. Hot glue these last two petals to the rest of the flower securing the flower and stem in place.
4.To finish off your stem wrap it with floral tape. If you have never used this before it is not sticky, but more tacky. You need to pull or stretch it around the wire, wrapping it tight in and spiral down the length of the stem. You will get the hang of it as you do a few. And you are finished with you first flower.
Flower #2: Full Double Layer Flower (use the basic techniques in Flower #1 to prep the card stock for die cutting)
1. Die cut two Spiral Flowers of coordinating colors. Roll these together at the same time. Put the color you want to show the most on top. I use tweezers but you can also use a skewer, something you can remove. You will not be hot gluing this one until the end.
2. After rolling it, release the twizzers and the flower will unspiral slightly. Hot glue the flower in place how you like it with dots of glue on the underside.
3. Fold/roll the end of your folded wire and insert it into the bottom of the flower, adding hot glue and pressing it into place. (You will have an opening if you only add dots of glue to secure the flower in step 2)
4. Add a jumbo pearl, rhinestone, button, or whatever you like in the open center of the flower. Using your bone folder curl the petals out to open up the flower. Tape the stem as with the last flower.
I hope this helps you in making your own Spiral Flower Bouquet. Please let me know if you have any questions!
And, be sure to check out Stampin' Royalty to see what my fellow design team members made with flowers.
Join me for a fun stamping event, where you pick the cards you are going to make and how many!
Saturday, May 17th at 10am. The stamping takes place at my home in Boise, Idaho.
Below are the cards for the Occasion Buffet:
Cards #1 and #2 are for Father's Day or Masculine cards for any occasion:
Cards #3 and #4 are for Babies:
Cards #5 and #6 are for Wedding or Anniversary:
Cards #7 and #8 are Thank you cards one perfect for a teacher and the other for any occasion and features the watercolor resist technique.
Pick the cards you want to make and how many. Make a bunch or make a few. Bring a friend and stamp together, you'll each get a free gift from me!
Each cards is $2.
Email me your picks and I will send you a PayPal invoice or my address for mailing a check. firstname.lastname@example.org
This class is coming up fast so RSVP as soon as possible to secure your spot.