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Paper Players 218

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Now that was a rainy, windy nasty day yesterday! It rained all day, that drizzly kind. One of those days that you would have much rather stayed home. Work was nutty, but that’s to be expected for the rest of the week. I came home and got to see Daniel at dinner. He is starting to walk already! He’s not even a year old, he’s really quite the clever little boy. Must take after his uncle! LOL! I went to see Heather for a bit last night and then came home and watched Forever, still really enjoying it! If you haven’t checked it out you can see all of the episodes on Watch ABC. It’s supposed to rain all day today too, oh well, what can you do?!

Oh yes! For two days I have forgotten to mention the 2014 Holiday Supplement Catalog! All products in the catalog are available while supplies last and it’s packed full of great quick and easy project ideas! If you would like a copy you can download one HERE!

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Today I have my card for this week’s Paper Players CAS color challenge from my friend Sandy…

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Silver or Gold, glad I read that a second time before I got to work on my card, I would have done both! Today, my card starts with a base of Basic Black Card Stock. I trimmed a piece of Kraft Card Stock and used the Dotty Angles Photopolymer Stamp Set and some Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder on the right side. I used Fast Fuse to adhere it to the base, things sometimes get a little curly when you heat emboss so I wanted to make sure that it stayed down. Just before I stuck it in place I put a piece of Linen Thread behind it. For my feathers I used some Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and the Four Feathers Stamp Set to heat emboss one on Vellum. They other one is a piece of Gold Foil Sheet and they are both cut out with the Feathers Framelits. A little SNAIL near the bottom adheres them to the card. Back to the Linen Thread which I tied one of the Gold Basic Metal Buttons to in a neat little bow. My greeting is from the Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set and is also heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Basic Black and punched out with the Hexagon Punch. A Stampin’ Dimensionals holds it in place and completes today’s card. I just really love the way the Kraft looks with the black and gold. Simple yet elegant but in an understated way. It’s a very non-tradittional Holiday card but a quick change of the greeting and it would work for so much more! I hoeo that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players CAS Silver or Gold challenge from Sandy. I really enjoyed making it to share with you! Thanks for stopping by and have a great Thursday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Four Feathers Clear Mount and Dotty Angles and Christmas Tagables Photopolymer

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black and Gold

Card Stock: Basic Black and Kraft

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum and Gold Foil Sheet

Framelits: Feathers

Punch: Hexagon

Embellishments: Linene Thread and Gold Basic Metal Buttons

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Fast Fuse, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2014 Holiday Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is You’re Wonderful. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Paper Craft Crew 115

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Here we are at midweek again. This week is a very busy week at work. We have our annual Gala on Friday. There is a nice 7:00am to 11:00pm day! Yesterday was a good day at work, I got to go on a nice long three hour errand! Love when that happens. Last night was a nice quiet evening, I crafted for a bit, talked to Danielle and watch some TV. Oh, I almost forgot, I got my tickets to see Sam Smith again in January. This time he’s in Madison Square Garden!! And I got pretty good seats this time too!! I’m looking forward to that!

So it’s Wednesday and that means I’m over on the Paper Craft Crew blog for this week’s sketch challenge…

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So when I looked at the sketch I wanted to use the Heart Border Punch, who knows! LOL! My card starts with a base of Garden Green Card Stock. For my background I took a piece of Crumb Cake and embossed it with the On Point Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The bottom is a piece of paper from the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack. To cover the seam I used a piece of Cherry Cobbler and tied a piece of Linen Thread around it in a bow to the left. The panel is another piece of the Designer Series Paper with a piece of Cherry Cobbler on top and I used the Hearts Border Punch across the top. My Tree is from the Festival of Trees Photopolymer Stamp Set, stamped in Garden Green on Garden Green and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A few hearts are adhered to the tree with Multi-Purpose Glue and the panel to the card with more Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is from the Endless Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Garden Green on a piece of Whisper White and punched out with the 3/4″ Circle Punch. In the upper right corner is part of a circle and a strip of Cherry Cobbler with one of the hearts from the Essentials Wooden Elements colored in with my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker. A heart is adhered to the top of that and three more in the right corner complete the card. A fun traditional Christmas card with a slight country feel to it! I hope that you liked my card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. There is some more inspiration over on the BLOG so be sure and stop by! Thanks for visiting with me today, I hope that you have a very nice Wednesday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Festival Of Trees and Endless Wishes Photopolymer

Ink: Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Trim the Tree Stack

Embossing Folder: On Point

Punches: Hearts Border, Tree and 3/4″ Circle

Embellishments: Linen Thread, Essentials Wooden Elements

Tools: Big Shot, Glue Dots, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2014 Holiday Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is You’re Wonderful. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Creation Station Tour – Wondrous Wreath

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Hi there and happy Sunday! I had a very busy day yesterday. I woke up and crafted for a bit and then I had to get ready for Erika to come over and make Daniel’s birthday decorations. Before that Andrew, my brother, Erika and I went to Croxley’s Ale House for lunch. We met two of my brother’s friends there and had a very nice lunch. They have 10 Cent wings and really good burgers and a very large selection of beer! After lunch we came back to my house and Erika and I worked on Daniel’s party decorations and Andrew worked on moving the rest of my blog over. The decorations are mostly finished and there is only one more piece to do for the blog. I have already reassigned the jkcardsonline.com web address to the new one, I just have to move the subscribers over and then I will be able to take down this one and only use the new one. For now I will be posting on both blogs, hopefully only until Monday! As I said I will also send out a test post to make sure that all of you are getting the emails. Thanks for you patience during the transition!

It’s time for another Creation Station Blog Tour and this month we are featuring the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Wonderful Wreath Framelits. Well, it’s generally an all around wreath theme! If you are following along with the tour you have arrived here from the talented Deborah Smart’s blog. Such great projects!! I have a card and a home decor project for you today so let’s get to them!

First up is a neat Christmas card. For the base I used a piece of Cherry Cobbler Card Stock and the background is a piece of the Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum. My wreath is from the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Mossy Meadow on Vellum Card Stock. I sprinkled some Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder over the image and used my Heat Tool to set it. When you stamp on Vellum the ink takes a while to dry so it the perfect excuse to heat emboss it! I stamped it again with the berries from the set and used Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Emboss Powder for those. The Wondrous Wreath Framelits cut it out and some Multi-Purpose Glue adheres it to the card. The bow is from the same set and is heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and also cut out with the Framelits. A little bit of Stampin’ Dimensional holds it to the wreath. I cut the Joy out from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits from a piece of Cherry Cobbler and heat embossed it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder twice. I think that it gives it a very cool look, almost like patent leather. Some more Multi-Purpose Glue adheres that to the card. I love the simple elegance of the card and especially the shine on the Joy!

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My next project is a fun wreath that will go on my wall somewhere in the house. I used a simple twig wreath that I had laying around in the Stampin Galley for my base. To create the bow I used the Gift Bow Bigz L Die and some Red Glimmer Paper. The berries around the wreath are also Red Glimmer Paper that I punched out with the 1/2″ Circle Punch. In the center hanging from apiece of Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine is a piece of Vellum Card Stock that I cut out with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits. My letters are Gold Glimmer Paper and I used the Little Letters Thinlits to cut them out and I adhered them with Multi-Purpose Glue. The ampersand is Red Glimmer Paper and is cut out with one of the dies from the Label Card Thinlits. I used some Stampin’ Dimensionals pieces to adhere that then tied it to the wreath. The bow and all the “berries” are adhered with hot glue to make sure that they stay in place! I love the sparkle of all of the Glimmer Paper and the unexpected hanging greeting in the middle!

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I really hope that you enjoyed my two projects for the Creation Station Blog Tour featuring the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set. I had a great time making the projects as I always do! Now you are off to see what clever Ilina Crouse has come up with. I love to inspire you to try new things and have you come by and see what I’m up to! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! 🙂

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Creation Station Blog Tour list:

Ilina Crouse

Kathy Kartak

Cindy Beach

Teneale Williams

Heidi Boos

Jennifer Downey

Deborah Smart

Justin Krieger (That’s Me!)

 

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card:

Stamp Set: Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer

Ink: Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Clear, Gold and Cherry Cobbler

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum and Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum

Framelits: Wonderful Wreath

Tools: Bog Shot, Heat Tool, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Wreath:

Specialty Paper: Red and Gold Glimmer

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Framelits: Deco Labels Collection

Thinlits: Little Letters

Big Shot Die: Gift Bow Bigz L

Punch: 1/2″ Circle

Tools: Big Shot, Sticky Strip, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2014 Holiday Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is You’re Wonderful. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Paper Craft Crew 114 & Daniel

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Yesterday was another good day, I got to go on another errand! I do so love to escape from the office, even if it’s just for a little bit. Daniel was over for dinner yesterday too! My little buddy! He was 11 months old yesterday too! I can’t believe how fast that has gone. I also registered for Leadership in Orlando and booked my flight! Woo hoo! Sunny Florida in January! I’m going to meet my friend Maggie down there a few days early so we can do some fun theme park stuff! I can’t wait! I did remember to take a picture of little Daniel, excuse my weird face, I was trying to get him to look at the camera!

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Today is, can you believe it, Wednesday already! That means that I’m over on the Paper Craft Crew blog for this week’s sketch challenge…

PCCCS114 Sketch 10-15-2014

I was missing Lost Lagoon so I decided that would be one of my colors for today’s card. The card starts off with a base of Whisper White Card Stock. The background is a piece of Lost Lagoon that I embossed with the Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and adhered over to the right. My frame is a piece of Whisper White and I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to create it. The tree is from the Festival of Trees Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Lost Lagoon. I heat embossed the ornaments and star in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder along with some snowflakes from the Holiday Home Photopolymer Stamp Set and used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the frame. The little stars are Silver Foil Sheet and Lost Lagoon, two punched out with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and the larger one is cut out with the Stars Framelits. My greeting is also from the Holiday Home Stamp Set and is heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The Bitty Banner Punch, some more Silver Foil Sheet and a few Basic Jewels Rhinestones Complete the card. I love the shine of the silver with the Lost Lagoon and White. Another fun non-traditional Christmas card! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. Take a minute to stop by the BLOG to see what the rest of my fellow design team members have done with the sketch. Thanks for spending some time with me today, I appreciate your visit. Have a wonderful Wednesday peeps! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Festival of Trees and Holiday Home Photopolymer

Ink: Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Silver and White

Card Stock: Whisper White and Lost Lagoon

Specialty Card Stock: Silver Foil Sheet

Framelits: Stars

Embossing Folder: Lucky Stars

Punches: Bitty Banner and Itty Bitty Accents Pack

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2014 Holiday Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is You’re Wonderful. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Mojo 367

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Glad to see that you are all here in one piece and survived your Monday! Mine was ok, I got stuff done and ran an errand for work to Michaels. After dinner I went to IKEA to exchange my blinds and ended up buying a Christmas Tree. It looks ver realistic, sort of sparse. I have been looking for a tree like this one for a while and it wasn’t a fortune which was an added bonus! I think it will go up early tis year to encourage me to make the ornaments for it! That Curvy Keepsake Thinlit will make some great ones! Come to think of it the Stars Framelits will come in handy too! See, now I can’t wait to get started on them! We’ll see how long that lasts! LOL!

The card that I made last night is for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. It’s a nice different one from Sarah Bigelow…

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I was tempted to use the Large Scallop Edgelit but though I could come up with something a little more creative! My card base is Whisper White Card Stock. The top of the card has a piece of Basic Black that I heat embossed the sentiment from the Sumthin’ Sumthin Stamp Set in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I threaded a piece of the Silver 1/8″ Ribbon through one of the Gold Basic Metal Buttons and adhered it around the back with some Sticky Strip. The bottom is four 2″ strips of the Gold and Silver Foil Sheet. I used the 1″ Circle Punch to punch out the top of each one and adhered them over the Basic Black. A few Frosted Sequins in the upper right complete the card. I have wanted to used some silver and gold together for a while. I think this would make a great card for a birthday or party invitation! Not overly complicated but fun and elegant! I hope you like my card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. Your visit, as always, is appreciated and I wish you all a terrific Tuesday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Sumthin’ Sumthin’ Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Whisper White and Basic Black

Specialty Card Stock: Gold and Silver Foil Sheet

Punch: 1″ Circle

Embellishments: Frosted Sequins, Silver 1/8″ Ribbon and Gold Basic Metal Buttons

Tools: Fast Fuse, Sticky Strip and SNAIL

 

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2014 Holiday Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is You’re Wonderful. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Double Post – Pals Paper Arts & Paper Players

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Another weekend over and done with. No complaints  from me, I had a nice weekend. Yesterday I kind of just hung around the house in the morning and made a card or two, or three. I should have cleaned a bit but I just wasn’t feeling it. I did end up going out with Heather for a while. We stopped by to see our Friends Neal and Steph’s and then headed out to Sonic for lunch. I have had a craving for a while! I got a bacon and cheese hot dog on a pretzel bun, everything should come on a pretzel bun! It was delicious. We stopped at Target on the way home and picked up some lunch for the week. I decided that I wanted to watch a movie last night so I sat down and put on Unknown with Liam Neeson. It was pretty good and I almost made it thorough the entire thing without being interrupted! LOL! Now we are back to the start of another week, one that will hopefully be a good one!

It’s Monday and that means that it’s time for the Paper Players challenge. I also have my card for the Pals Paper Arts challenge too since I used last week’s colors when I made my card on Saturday! Duh! First we’ll do the Pals Paper Arts card which is based on this week’s colors…

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I did a tall skinny card just for fun! The card base is Tangelo Twist and my background is a piece of Basic Black. I used the Confetti Stars Border Punch on the right side and adhered it to the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My tag is a piece of Very Vanilla, the top is punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and the bottom corners are rounded with the Project Life Corner Rounder. I stamped the pumpkins and leaves from the Fall Fest Photopolymer Stamp Set in Tangelo Twist and Old Olive. The Fun Fall Framelits cut them out and Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere the leaves to the pumpkins and the pumpkins to the tag. The greeting is form the “Vinatge” Delighful Dozen Stamp Set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. I threaded a piece of black hemp twine through the top and adhered the tag to the card with some more Stampin’ Dimensionals. A nice clean bright Halloween card and my little ceramic berry basket matches perfectly!

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My card for this week’s Paper Players is based on these colors from the challenge…

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I didin’t want to do another Halloween card so I went the complete opposite direction. This card starts with a base of Hello Honey Card Stock. I used the Circles Collection Framelits to cut out a window from a piece of Very Vanilla. My greeting is from the Really Good Greetings Stamp Set and is stamped in Mossy Meadow. I adhered the cut out panel to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The flowers are from the Stippled Blossoms Stamp Set and are stamped in Tangelo Twist for the base and Tangerine Tango for the shadows. A little time with my Paper Snips and they are ready to be adhered on top of the Mossy Meadow leaves that I cut out with the Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die. To finish off the card I stamped a butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set in Tangelo Twist, punched him out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch and adhered him to the card with a Glue Dot. I love that even darker fall colors can make a pretty flowery card!

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There is your double dose of cards from me for the Pals Paper Arts and Paper Players challenges. I hope that you enjoyed them both, thanks s much for stopping by and enjoy your Monday! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Pals Paper Arts Card:

Stamp Sets: Fall Fest Photopolymer and Delightful Dozen (Vintage) Clear Mount

Ink: Tangelo Twist and Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Ink and Memento Tuxedo Black

Card Stock: Tangelo Twist, Basic Black and Very Vanilla

Framelits: Fun Fall

Punches: Confetti Stars Border, Scalloped Tag Topper and Project Life Corner Rounder

Tools: Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Hemptique Black Hemp Twine

 

Paper Players Card:

Stamp Sets: Stippled Blossoms, Papillon Potpourri and Really Good Greetings Clear Mount

Ink: Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow and Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Hello Honey, Very Vanilla and Mossy Meadow

Framelits: Circles Collection

Bigz Die: Flower Frenzy L

Punch: Elegant Butterfly

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2014 Holiday Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is You’re Wonderful. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Freshly Made Sketches 157

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A very good Saturday to you all! My Friday was pretty good, The weather here was overcast with little peeks of sun, it was a little on the chilly side in the morning but got better as the day progressed. I guess the people in my department missed me yesterday because we all ate lunch together today! After dinner I sadly took my air conditioner out of my window, that for me signifies the end of summer and it was a bummer! LOL! I ran up to IKEA to see if I could get my new blinds, the ones that were here when I moved in were a mixed bunch to say the least. They had them and when I went to put them up wouldn’t you know that one of them was missing the hardware! I will have to wait until Monday to go back, only very brave people go to IKEA on the weekends! I’m off to Manhattan this morning, I have a Stampin’ Up! order to drop off and a few people to see and then I’m going to meet Andrew at Penn Station and we are going to wander around for a bit. I hope that the rain stops, we would like to go across the Brooklyn Bridge and that won’t be any fun in the rain. Fingers crossed peeps!

After I finished my around the house projects last night I sat down and made my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. This week the sketch is provided by Amy…

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Funnily enough I knew that I wanted to use some Burlap ribbon and gold, and that’s just what I did! My card base is a piece of Whisper White card stock. I covered the entire front with a piece of Kraft Card Stock. My center panel is some Gold Foil Sheet that I embossed with the Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and backed with some Basic Black before adhering it to the card with some SNAIL. Next up is the 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon that is held in place with Sticky Strip. My hello is from the #hello Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Basic Black and punched out with the 2″ Circle Punch. My “friend” is form the Let Your Hair Down Host Stamp Set and is also heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Basic Black. I adhered both greetings to the Burlap Ribbon with some more Sticky Strip. I really love the Gold and Black with the Burlap and Kraft. I has an elegant yet casual feel to it! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I appreciate you coming by and remember that your visits make all of this possible! Have a amazing Saturday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: #hello and Let Your Hair Down Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Kraft and Basic Black

Specialty Paper: Gold Foil Sheet

Embossing Folder: Alphabet Press

Punch: 2″ Circle

Embellishments:  1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon

Tools: Texture Boutique, Heat Tool, Sticky Strip and SNAIL

 

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2014 Holiday Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is You’re Wonderful. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Paper Craft Crew 113

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Is it Wednesday already?! Yeah! I know, I’m wishing the week away but come on, admit it, you are too! LOL! Yesterday was a pretty good day. Daniel was at my parents when I got there, is it possible that he gets cuter every time I see him?! I’ll remember to take some pictures next time, I promise! I came home and made my card for today and Andrew came by and hung out for a while. He worked on his paper for school and I did the blog thing. All in all a pretty good day and an excellent evening! I have some more pictures from Manhattan to share with you today. I however didn’t take these but it’s something that most of us will never get to see. My friend Brian is a fireman, I think I have mentioned that before, and the people in his group went up to the top of the new Freedom Tower and took some pictures. They were up higher than any of us will ever get to go and even though it was an overcast day the pictures are quite cool. The first one is just looking out over manhattan…

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The second one is looking down at the reflecting pools…

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To think that’s where the two towers used to stand gives me a little chill, I think that the fogginess adds to the picture too.

Now off we go to today’s post. I’m over on the Paper Craft Crew blog for this week’s sketch…

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I used a fun set that I had forgotten that I had! My card begins with a base of Pumpkin Pie Card Stock. For the background I stamped the Dictionary Background Stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black on Crumb Cake. All of the stamped images are from the Bite Me Photopolymer Stamp Set. The panel is a another piece of Pumpkin Pie and I heat embossed the spider web in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and backed it with a piece of Basic Black. The two spiders are heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Vellum and cut out with my Paper Snips. I used the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch to punch out the Bite Me and backed it with a piece of Whisper White. Finally, the greeting is heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Basic Black and I flagged the right side. I’m really loving the color combination and the stamp set is just so cool! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. Stop by the BLOG and show us some love by entering your project in the gallery. Thank you for stopping by to share some more pictures with me and see my card, have a wonderful Wednesday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Bite Me Photopolymer and Dictionary Background Clear Mount

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White and Black

Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake Basic Black and Whisper White

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Punch: 1 1/4″ Circle

Tools: Paper Snips, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Current Promotions:

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The 2014-2015 Annual Catalog is here!! Get your lists ready and place your orders!!

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

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Creation Station Tour – Fall Fest

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Hello peeps! How is your weekend going so far? Mine is going well! I was in Manhattan most of the day yesterday and despite it being dreary and rainy I had a nice time seeing my friend Isabella! After I took the subway down to the Ink Pad and made a new friend. Michael is another crafty person and I had a nice chat with him. Hopefully I will see him again soon! After I came home I made a card, I had to it was World Card Making Day after all! Did you get to make a card or two yesterday?!

Sometimes Sunday’s mean it’s time for another Creation Station Blog Tour! Today is one of those Sundays! This time around we are doing a Harvest theme focusing on the Fall Fest Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Tiny Treat Boxes. If you are following the tour then you have arrived here from the very talented Jennifer Downey’s Blog. I have three projects for you today, two cards and a little box. Lets get to them shall we?!

My first card uses the night sky technique that I did a little while ago. I really loved the way it looked and had to do it again! The base of the card is Night of Navy Card Stock. I used a piece of Watercolor Paper and the Tim Holtz Mini Ink Blending Tool with some Daffodil Delight first to create the moon. I then took some Post-it Tape and used the 1 1/4″ Punch to punch out a piece to mask over the moon.

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Night of Navy and Blackberry Bliss are used to create the rest of the sky. The stars are Perfect Pearls mixed with a little water and dotted on with a paintbrush.

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To make my ghost I took my Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Marker and colored around just the edge of the ghost stamp and stamped it on some more Watercolor Paper.

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I then used a paintbrush and water to pull the ink into the middle of the ghost.

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A quick trip through the Big Shot with the Fun Fall Framelits and some black eyes that are punched out with the 1/8″ Circle Punch and he’s ready to go on the card.

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But first I heat embossed one of the greetings from the September Paper Pumpkin Kit in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. A simple mailable card that uses two fun techniques!

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Next up is another neat card. The base of this one is Basic Black Card Stock and the background is a piece of paper from the Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper Pack. The panel is Sahara Sand and I used the Project Life Corner Rounder to round the corners. My partial circle is cut out with the Circles Collection Framelits. The greeting is from the For All Things Stamp Set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. For a little extra detail I used the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack to pierce all around the edges before adhering the panel to the base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The pumpkin and leaves are all from the Fall Fest Photopolymer Stamp Set and are stamped in Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry and Pear Pizzaz. I cut them out with the Fun Fall Framelits and adhered the to the card with more Stampin’ Dimensionals. Another simple card but I love the piercing detail and the circle cut out!

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My last project is a box that I made using the Tiny Treat Boxes. They are 25 in a pack for $6.95! How can you go wrong?! To make my box I first separated it at the seam by prying the two pieces apart. I did this so I could cut out the pumpkins using the Fun Fall Framelits from the opposite sides of the box.

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I then took some Vellum Card Stock and glued it to the inside of the box before using some Sticky Strip to adhere it back together. The embellishment on the top of the box is a piece of 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon that I trimmed the sides off of and pulled some threads out. I adhered it to the box top with some more Sticky Strip. Next up is some of the Tangelo Twist Sequin Trim from the September Paper Pumpkin Kit adhered with some Glue Dots. My pumpkin is from the Fall Fest Set and is cut out with the Fun Fall Framelits. I cut out one of the leaves stamped in Pear Pizzaz and used one of the Autumn Wooden Elements along with some of the black twine from the Paper Pumpkin Kit. A Stampin’ Dimensionals holds it in place.  Again, I have forgotten to pick up some of the tea lights! When I do get some I will take pictures of the place card holder and this box! LOL! I love all of the elements and simplicity of the box!

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And there you have my three projects for the Creation Station Blog Tour for our Fall Fest theme. I really hope that you enjoyed the projects and are inspired to make some of your own. Now continuing on with the tour your next stop is our fearless leader Jen Arkfeld. She’s a clever one isn’t she?! Thank you for coming by to see my projects! I appreciate your visit and hope you have an amazing Sunday! 🙂

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Jen Arkfeld

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

 

Boo Night Sky Card:

Stamp Sets: Fall Fest and September Paper Pumpkin Photopolymer

Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Stampin’ Write Marker: Smoky Slate

Card Stock: Night of Navy

Specialty Paper: Watercolor

Framelits: Fun Fall

Punch: 1 1/4″ Circle

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Tim Holtz Mini Ink Blending Tool, Perfect Pearls

 

Hello Fall Pierced Card:

Stamp Sets: Fall Fest Photopolymer and For All Things Clear Mount

Ink: Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzaz Classic Stampin’ Ink and Memento Tuxedo Black

Card Stock: Basic Black, Sahara Sand and Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Motley Monsters

Framelits: Circles Collection and Fun Fall

Punch: Project Life Corner Rounder

Tools: Big Shot, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

Tiny Harvest Box:

Stamp Set: Fall Fest Photopolymer

Ink: Tangelo Twist and Pear pizzaz Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Whisper White

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Accessories: Tiny Treat Boxes and September Paper Pumpkin Kit

Framelits: Fun Fall

Embellishments: 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon and Autumn Wooden Elements

Tools: Big Shot, Sticky Strip, Glue Dots, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

 

 

Pals Paper Arts 222

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Ahh… the stress of the week just seems to melt away on a Friday! I’m looking forward tot his weekend too, I’ll be in Manhattan on both Saturday and Sunday! Yesterday was pretty uneventful, which is definitely not a bad thing. I came home and crafted for a bit and then ran to Target with Taylor. It seems that I’m in Target a lot, probably much more than I should be but it’s very close and they pretty much have anything that you could ever need. It was a very overcast morning here yesterday but the sun did peek out for a bit in the afternoon. Today is supposed to be sunny and in the 70’s, perfect weather of you ask me!

Today I have my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge…

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Now, you know how I love a Holiday card that has absolutely no red and green in it, well, when I looked at the colors I saw a Christmas card! I know, I’m a little odd but that’s me! LOL! My card starts off with a base of Early Espresso Card Stock. For my background I used a piece of So Saffron and embossed it with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The four ornaments are from the Cheerful Christmas Stamp Set and are heat embossed in Calypso Coral Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Vellum Card Stock and cut out with my Paper Snips. I love to fussy cut but fussy cutting Vellum is not a lot of fun! LOL! I used some Early Espresso Baker’s Twine behind the ornaments that are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and taped it behind the background with some Washi Tape. The panel is then adhered to the card with Fast Fuse Adhesive. I used the Note Tag Punch to punch out a piece of Calypso Coral that I heat embossed my Greeting from the Merry Everything Stamp Set in Early Espresso Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The hole in the top is punched out with the 1/8″ Circle Punch and another piece of Early Espresso Baker’s Twine is tied through it. Some Crystal Effects keeps the twine in place on the card. Yes, Christmas is a red and green but the ornaments can be any color and so can your tags! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge and that I have inspired you to make a non-traditional Holiday card!! Thanks so much for indulging me and coming by! You are the best blog peeps in the world! Have a super fantastic Friday! 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Merry Everything and Cheerful Christmas Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Calypso Coral and Early Espresso

Card Stock: Early Espresso, So Saffron and Calypso Coral

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Embossing Folder: Woodgrain

Punch: Note Tag

Embellishment: Early Espresso Baker’s Twine

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Crystal Effects, Stampin’ Dimensionals and Fast Fuse

 

Current Promotions:

For the entire month of August buy a Big Shot and get a FREE Stamp & Framelit Bundle!! Click HERE for more details!

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalog is here!! Get your lists ready and place your orders!!

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2014 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set Yee Haw. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

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