Today I have a very special z-fold birthday surprise card. It was designed by Cindee Wilkinson @ www.justspongeit.com. Her design was originally for a wedding card, however, I changed the paper and included a birthday greeting inside the card. The Designer Series Paper is our Share What You Love Specialty DSP.
Besides the DSP listed above, I used Basic Black Cardstock for the base. I also used the Stitched All Around Bundle which includes the stamp set and coordinating framelits. Additionally, for the sentiment, I stamped with versamark and heat embossed with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. That gives it a raised and much more vivid impression on the card. Finally, I finished by fussy cutting flower from the Designer Series Paper and tying 1/2″ Black Satin ribbon around card.
I love to take other designs and change it up a bit. See what I can do with it.
This month’s Paper Pumpkin is full of October Pumpkin Thanks. It’s a time of year for giving thanks and this project really helps you create cards to shower on your friends and family. If you are a subscriber then you received this kit. If you are not a subscriber, then you can watch the video below and see what this month’s subscriber kit had inside. You can sign up for Paper Pumpkin to get in on the action and be a part of the November Paper Pumpkin.
Share Your October Pumpkin Thanks.
November will be the final holiday themed kit. You do have to be a subscriber to get that holiday magic to come to your mailbox. You can do that by signing up for Paper Pumpkin here by November 10th. The kit will ship and will arrive some time around November 20th and when you open that little box, the magic can begin.
This is your chance to start a PP subscription and bring the magic right to your door each and every month. You can sign up here and you will receive your first kit around November 20th. Please let me know if you have any questions about the subscription.
Happy Friday! This week I am sharing another of the recent class projects, a First Frost Baker’s Box. The Baker’s Boxes are a great size for adding a treats or other small gifts. One of my favorite embellishments for boxes is to make a belly band and add embellishments so naturally, I decided to use one for this project. For embellishment, the First Frost Bundle coordinates beautifully with the Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper (DSP).
To decorate the Baker’s Box, cut a 1-3/4″ wide strip of Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper (DSP) to create the belly band. Since the DSP will not fit completely around the box, cut a piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock using the large Layering Ovals Framelit to connect the DSP and to act as a base for the embellishments.
The stamped floral uses the Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Markers to color the stamp, then “huff” by blowing your breath over the inked stamp to keep the ink moist and stamp onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock. Cut using the Floral Bouquet Framelits. Also use the Framelits to cut Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow and Vellum images. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock using the large oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. Stamp “enjoy” (from the Takeout Treats Stamp Set) using Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad on the right side of the oval. Attach to the Blackberry Bliss oval on the baker’s box belly band. Layer the cut embellishments onto the left side of the oval. Finish by adding a doubled Linen Thread bow and scattering Basic Rhinestone Jewels around the paper.
Guess what’s coming our way? Snowflakes from heaven. Well that’s what it will feel like with so many snowflakes in one promotion. Starting November 1st, you will have a chance to purchase this very special “Catch a Snowflake” promotion. It’s a month long promotion, or while supplies last. You can take a look at the video below to see them up close and personal. Also, check out some samples below and get a better idea of what these products can do.
They really seem like Snowflakes from Heaven!
Below are the images and I hope you are as excited as I am. It’s just a small peek of what you can expect when the promotion kicks off next month. You can also see some actual samples below.
Exciting Stamparatus News of the day is that Stampin’ Up! has released some great accessories to help enhance your Stamparatus experience. There is now Grid Paper that fits perfectly in the Stamparatus. They also have the Foam Mat and Plates sold separately now. Each of these accessories come in very handy when you need them. Take a look at everything that is now available for you to enjoy and have even more fun with.
I personally love my Stamparatus because it helps keep everything aligned on my card. Another great feature is that is allows for adding a little more creativity with images and spacing. Therefore, you can create layers of images and an array of colors. It’s so much fun and would probably keep me in my stamp room for hours if I let it. If you don’t have a Stamparatus yet, you can pick one up in my online store here. If you have a Stamparatus, visit my store here for these new accessories. Let me know if you have any questions about this tool, or the accessories. I’m happy to help.
I told you I had exciting Stamparatus news for you. It’s always great to get new accessories for our tools and these add another reason to get your Stamparatus out and start stamping.
Remember, my 12 Weeks of Christmas started last week and if you want to get in on the weeks of holiday creativity, all you have to do is sign up for my 12 Weeks of Christmas weekly newsletter. The first one went out last week and I am having a wonderful time creating these special projects for my newsletter subscribers. There is still time to enjoy all the inspiration.
It’s time for nature this week with the CASE the Catalog featuring the Nature’s Poem Suite, so let’s get started. First of all, this suite of products includes the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set Bundle, Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper, Nature’s Twine and the Leaves Trinkets embellishments. Though the calendar indicates it is officially Fall, here in Georgia we are still experiencing summer. Therefore, while waiting for nature to change it’s weather pattern, I thought a nature themed card might help! It’s certainly worth a try. Hey, whatever it takes! The card I cased is on page 144 in the Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. I also like the other three cards on that page but those are for another day.
Another thing about the nature this week card is that it also features a textured embossed layer using the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. That’s probably why I like it so much.
Start with Petal Pink cardstock cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score at 4-1/4″ to create the card base (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″). Use Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to texture emboss a 5-1/4″ x 4″ Petal Pink cardstock. Drag a White Craft Ink pad across the embossed layer to add extra dimension. Allow ink to dry before attaching to the Petal Pink card base.
The brown leaf DSP is 5″ x 2-3/4″ and the falling leaf DSP is 4-3/4″ x 2-3/4″. Cut a notch in the leaf DSP to create a banner. Layer the two pieces of DSP (refer to photo for placement). Wrap Nature’s Twine around top of the DSP layers before attaching to prepared Petal Pink card base.
Finally, use Soft Suede Classic ink to stamp the tree stump into a 3″ square of Crumb Cake cardstock. Stamp the sentiment using Versamark ink with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Use heat tool to set embossing powder. Stamp five sets of leaves onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Tanquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad and cut using coordinating Nature’s Root Thinlit Die. Layer the leaves, the Leaves Trinkets and the Sentiment to complete the card.
Maybe it’s me, but I think it’s really even more impressive in person. I so enjoy nature cards because it’s just another part of beautify and as a result, my creativity also flows. Likewise for beach scenes cards. I know everyone has their personal serenity. I also hope you enjoyed this weeks CASE the Catalog.
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