ICS Blog Hop – Punch Me Out

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Howdy!

It’s that time again…our monthly Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! I love seeing what these talented ladies create! This month we are showcasing Punches. There are so many punches in the catalog, my goodness it makes it hard to choose a favorite…so maybe a mix of a couple are the way to go? I guess we will see as we hop through…have fun seeing some inspiring creations!

I did end up using 3 punches…too hard to choose just one! I used the Scalloped Tag Topper, Banner Triple, and the Cat. The Stamp set is Nine Lives. I made this card with a particular “Crazy Cat Lady” friend of mine in mind…at least that is what my son called her when he was little since she (and her husband) had 7 cats at the time. He is a cat lover as well, so they bonded quickly.

 

For some reason the color is off in my picture, although it isn’t as blue as the first one I took. And the sentiment looks blurry. It’s actually stamped so that it had a shadow, but the picture doesn’t do it justice. My colors are Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather. Plus, I used vellum for the tag. My supply list will be listed below.

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I think the inside of the card turned out super cute! Since it says “…nine lives” I had to have nine cats, right?

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Gotcha! You forgot to count the 2 on the front, huh? You thought I couldn’t count, didn’t you! 🙂

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Now it is time to hop on over to Shirley Merker’s and see what fun project she created for your inspiration. Click on the Next button below and enjoy the rest of your hopping!

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Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey! Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts about this project. Feel free to CASE my projects and share them in the comments! I love to see what others create! 

Blessings, June

 

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#GDP170 – Sketch Challenge

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Christmas Day ended up being a play day for us here in our little family. The guys played on the computer and I found this challenge to work on! Happy Day!

I have decided to pick a few challenges to do each week/month and stick with them on a regular basis. Since Global Design Project is all Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, I figure it’s a good one for me to find inspiration with our products and learn a thing or two from some very talented folks!

Here is this week’s challenge sketch…actually, due to the holidays, it’s 2 weeks. I’m a jump ahead! WooHoo!

And here is my take on the card using my current favorite color combination in all areas of my life right now…purple and green…Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green in Stampin’ Up! color names.

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I had ordered a stamp set called Amazing Life from the 2019 Occasions catalog and thought I would use it along with the lovely Organdy Ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. January 3rd will be here soon! 

My base is Whisper White cardstock with Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green cut with the new Stitched Rectangles. I use the Stitched Squares and Circles a lot and knew that I would have to have the rectangles in my collection! Plus, it was a Bundle, and who doesn’t like bundles?! They work a little differently because they show a stitching on both sides of the cut. I will have to practice more with them as I had to run them through a few times to get it cut all the way through. I am sure it was user error! Feel free to leave me a tip below if you have one! 

I used my Big Shot to cut not only the stitched Rectangles, but also the ‘Amazing’ from the Celebrate You thinlits. I did it in Basic Black and Granny Apple Green to help it stand out a bit more. I used Gorgeous Grape for the cake and Granny Apple Green for the corner designs. Tuxedo Black was used for the side sentiment on the Granny Apple Green cardstock. I like making the pieces a little wonky…kinda like me! 😉

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You can see the layers. I used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to adhere the words to each other and to the ribbon. Then I used the Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere it all to the card.

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Inside I put another sentiment and added some embellishment. Not sure who started the trend of putting the embellishment in the corner and the sentiment on the bottom, but I saw it on a You Tube video from Connie Stewart and thought it looked neat. What are you thoughts on it? We’ll see when I send this card how I like it. It’ll be weird to write above versus below. 🙂

Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share and CASE with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

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Global Stamping Friends – Seasonal Fun

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It’s that time again…First Friday of the month…hopping with my Global Stamping Friends! These are some amazing ladies who make some amazing projects so enjoy the hopping! This month’s theme is Seasonal Fun…so let’s have some fun and I will show you what I created!

I am all about snow right now! I live in Whitefish, Montana and we are supposed to have a lot more snow than we do right now!! Our ski mountain has been making snow to open yesterday. That is so sad! I figure if I keep making cards with winter scenes and lots of snow maybe we will keep getting snow! As a snowmobile rider, I want a lot more snow! I decided to “capture” some snow in a shaker card!

Here is my creation:

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I love purple! So using Gorgeous Grape is a joy! So happy for this new color from Stampin’ Up!! I kept this card simple using the Gorgeous Grape and Whisper White cardstock with a little bit of Tuxedo Black ink. The bow was inked with Gorgeous Grape and stamped off 2 times on other paper before using it on this card. I also used the framelits to make the snowflakes and used silver and lighter colors from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.

I used the Jars of Love stamp set

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and Everyday Jars Framelit


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I used my Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder on the Gorgeous Grape layer after I used the stardust stamp from the Christmas Pines stamp set to give it a background pattern. Also from that set are the front sentiment, punch out with the Everyday Label punch and the holly, which I used Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Markers to ink the leaves and berries and then fussy cut them out. The inside sentiment is from Beautiful Baubles. The inside snowflakes are from the Colorful Seasons stamp set which was inked 1 time and stamped 3 times. Yep, my favorite technique! And I used 3 Pearl White sequin from the Adhesive Backed Sequin set.

 

 

 

 

I am so proud of myself for mixing up my stamp sets…I used to only use what it came with it instead of incorporating others. I am Out-of-the-Box now!! YAY! Finally!

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Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

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Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop!

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Hello!
Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Pop-Up Blog Hop! We are all fans of this monthly crafting kit and want to share with you our enthusiasm for this box of creative fun! This is my first time hopping with this group, however, I am sure it won’t be the last since I am a huge Paper Pumpkin fan!
The beauty of the Paper Pumpkin kit is that you can follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as they were designed, or use the supplies as a starting point and let your own creativity run wild.
On this hop, we will be sharing many alternate ideas with you on how to use the September kit called ‘Frights and Delights.’
I like to start out making at least 1 of each of the planned projects in a kit first. I just haven’t bought any candy yet, so I thought I would use one of Paper Pumpkin’s images. They look better with candy in them than empty. Aren’t they cute little packages?? I’ll be using them for secretaries and teachers at the schools I sub at and where my son goes.
Then, I see where my own creative juices flow…here is what happened this month…
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I have made up my mind to do more scrapbooking and have therefore challenged myself to make at least 1 scrapbook page with the kit contents each month. For this, I need to add a 12 x 12 piece of card stock, which is in Rich Razzleberry today. Normally, I would use the included cards to back the photos, yet since this kit did not have cards, I did have to grab some other card stock as well. In this case, some Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, and Cajun Craze. Ideally, I would like to use as much from the kit as I can to show you that you can do it too. Also, this month, to have a change of pace for non Halloween folks, I added in a fall stamp set called Colorful Seasons stamp set and Seasonal Layers thinlits.
I used 2 of the cellophane bags and cut them on one side. Then I did a fan fold and adhered the sides together after tying them in the middle with the bakers twine from the kit. I made the bakers twine long enough so that I could tie it in a bow around the stems of the leaves.
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The leaves are stamped in Rich Razzleberry, Cajun Craze, and Crushed Curry. The leaf overlay is cut from Mango Melody. I used glue dots on the back of the leaves to stick them to the cellophane fan circle.
For the title, I embossed one of the flower thinlits onto the silver paper that was in the box. I just used a scrap of it. I thought they came out pretty cool. I was attempting to cut the flower and instead it did this. I liked it, so I didn’t run it through the Big Shot again. I also used the Stitched Framelits to make the ovals around the title. I use these A LOT! I absolutely love them! You can also see that I used Rich Razzelberry ink to stamp a bunch of leaves all over the back ground to give it some extra pizzazz and add to the falling leaves…
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After making the scrapbook page, I thought I should make a card using as much from the kit as I could. I needed to add cardstock for the base of the cards, yet, the rest is from the kit itself. These 2 cards came together pretty quick!
This first one, I used Gorgeous Grape cardstock and cut 1 inch off the bottom of the top part of the card. Then I used the spider web cellophane bag and cut it open to make a cover for the top of the card. I used the small and large spider on the same stamp block to stamp the bottom border. Then used the silver pumpkin to adhere behind the jack-o-lantern. I stamped the sentiment and tied some of the bakers twine around the fold to disguise it.
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The only thing I don’t like about this card is that you can see the glue dots that I used to stick the bag to the front. Not sure what else I could have done.
The next card I like better…
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I used a piece of Granny Apple Green card stock and Whisper White cardstock. I used the Gorgeous Grape ink for the stamping after putting almost all the stamps onto 1 block to make a word and picture collage. I saw somebody on a facebook site do something similar for a scrapbook page background and was reminded that I had once done that for Christmas cards from Paper Pumpkin a few years ago. I love using that idea when you have lots of little stamps!
I used the same block of stamps to stamp the background with Versa Mark ink. Then I added the silver circle behind the ghosts eyes to give it that eerie look. I cut off part of the tag and edged it with the Gorgeous Grape like I did the whole card and the worded rectangle. Gotta love distressing! I tied some of the black and silver bakers twine around the fold and tied a bow. I used dimensionals for the back of the tag and the ghost. Simple and quick card.
There you have it. 3 fairly quick and easy alternates to a very fun paper Pumpkin kit. Did you have to go Halloween? No, you did not. Could you if you wanted to? Naturally! Paper Pumpkin is for anyone and any level of crafting that wants to get products you can’t buy anywhere else.
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Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along!

Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share with me!

Blessings, June

SU! 2018 Holiday Card Swap #2

Hello! Happy Saturday!

I trust you are all doing well today! It’s a wonderful day to be alive!

Time to move on and show you the rest of the cards from the Holiday Card Swap I just did! I realized I should have named the other post with Holiday since there are more than just one swap. but, oh well…a learning lesson!

What do you imagine when you think Halloween and owls? Yes, THIS! Right?!

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Halloween was the easiest to create a card for using the Still Night stamp set and thinlits! No surprise there, I am sure! This one came together so perfectly! I did struggle with a sentiment, though. I needed to use only current SU! stuff and I don’t have a current Halloween sentiment. I only have Paper Pumpkin Halloween sentiments. The ones that come with the Still Night, just didn’t sound Halloweenish to me. And, I am not really a creepy sort of Halloween gal, so I wanted to stay on the cuter side of things. That’s when I grabbed the Make a Difference Alphabet and made up my own
’Hoo!’ I thought about doing ‘Who?’ but figured that was too predictable. Something original was what I was going for and that is what an owl says. Right? I used the Gorgeous Grape ink for the sentiment and distressed it with the grape as well.

Hmmm, got sidetracked with the sentiment and I haven’t even told you about the card! That’s ok, all in good time!

I apparently did not remember to take pictures of this next step, so words alone will have to do. If you have questions, feel free to ask them in the comments and I will answer them!

I cut out a 3” circle from the white cardboard that lines the DSP. I needed something firm. I used that as my stencil for my moon. Then I grabbed a page of Very Vanilla and laid the stencil on it. Grabbed the daubers and ink for my Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie and began to use circular motions to bring the color into the circle. I started with the Crushed Curry and then blended in the Pumpkin Pie. This was fun to do and each full moon came out uniquely different, yet stunning. I really like the moons! I then cut them out so that I could put them on the Night of Navy. One of the best colors ever! I typically use it for anything I want to look like nighttime! It’s better than black for that! Besides, I knew I was using the black for the silhouette of the branch and owl. The base is Pumpkin Pie card stock distress with Gorgeous Grape ink.

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As you can see, I changed up the owl from my prototype to the actual card that was made and sent for the swap. It came down to a time factor! I was subbing so much and running dangerously close to my deadline. The prototype had been stamped with Versamark, clear embossing powder poured on it, then shook off, then heat set. Plus, running it through the Big Shot with the thinlit. That is a lot of steps! I needed to cut out some steps! So, I went with the black owl that looks like he wants to take off. It’s not as striking, yet it is easier to see. I think the black owl with the clear embossing powder is harder to see.

I may have taken out 3 steps, but there was still the cutting of the owl. You have a different sandwich of Big Shot plates that you have to use for detailed thinlits. It helps to make them come out better and yet, you still have to run it through a few times! Plus, the bristle brush and mat really help get all those pieces out.

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When you don’t, this happens
which has it’s place, just not on this card…

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When you do, this happens


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Sometimes a few hang on for dear life and then you just have to take your paper piercer and push it out! Or a fingernail can work at times too, depending on the size. those toes needed the piercer!

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Oh, I almost forgot! On the sentiment
do you see those 3 black pearls?? We don’t sell them, by the way. Do you want to know how I did that? A Sharpie! Yep, I colored them on their mat and then transferred them to the sentiment oval. I have done it with rhinestones to give them color, so why not pearls? It worked and I like how it turned out. At first I left it all plain and then I thought it needed a bit more so I also did the silver thread in loops under the sentiment. I am still working on perfecting that technique! Not sure why I struggle with it. I know it’s all the rage right now, but mine never seems to come out just right
or maybe that is my problem
it isn’t supposed to be just right, it is supposed to be messy. I need to set aside that OCD tendency for this technique, I guess! LOL

I left the inside blank so that the giver of the card can write what they want. Sometimes, I just really like it that way! I did use the stamp with the 3 little dots on it to decorate the corner of the inside with some Tuxedo Black and some Gorgeous Grape. Kept it simple.

That was it for this card. Prototype changed, as is typical for me. Let me know what you think! Which do you like better??

Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along!

Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share your creations with me!

Blessings, June

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