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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

May 2016 Paper Pumpkin All Dolled Up

My Paper Pumpkin - May 2016
  • Card base
  • Pumpkin Pie corrugated cardstock
  • Pool Party Happy die cut *
    • Dyed with Night of Navy ink
  • Many Manly Occasions stamp set
  • Pool Party star embellishments
Not included in kit
  • Night of Navy and Pumpkin Pie cardstock
    • Scraps for butterflies
  • Butterfly die (non SU)
  • Dimensionals
  • Basic Pearl Jewel
If you haven't seen my post on applying die cut lettering in a straight line, click HERE for tutorial.
* Trim die cut, remove white top layer, leaving die cut intact.  Sponge die cut lettering with ink.

May 2016 Paper Pumpkin Botanical Gardens

Stampin' Up! Products
  • May 2016 Paper Pumpkin
    • Whisper White card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Cajun Craze cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4 1/4" x 1 1/4"
    • Scrap for flower
  • Hello Honey cardstock
    • Scrap for flower center
  • Mint Macaron cardstock
    • Layer inside measures 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Mossy Meadow cardstock
    • Scrap for fern
  • Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 4 1/4" x 1 1/8"
      • Stamped flower centers
  • Botanical Blooms stamp set
  • Cajun Craze ink
  • Botanical Builder Framelits
  • Basic Pearl Jewel dyed brown
  • Dimensionals
  • Fine Tip Glue Pen *
* After using "many" mini glue dots to adhere the inside paper, I think our Fine Tip Glue Pen is more economical.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

May 2016 Paper Pumpkin Stepped Up


My Paper Pumpkin - May 2016
  • Card base
  • Pumpkin Pie corrugated cardstock
  • Pool Party Happy die cut
  • Many Manly Occasions stamp set
Not included in kit
  • Night of Navy, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie cardstock
    • Scraps for fern, flower and flower center
  • Night of Navy ink
  • Botanical Builder Framelits
  • Dimensionals
  • Basic Pearl Jewel

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Keeping it straight...Part II

You read my previous post HERE about keeping it straight.  Here is yet another illustration on "Keeping it Straight".

Keeping it Straight

Refer to early posting of pictures for the next 3 steps

Start by cutting around the outside of your die cut word. 

Carefully remove the top white layer; leaving the die cut on the backing.  Also remove the spaces inside the letters.

Turn over and carefully pull the backing up, only allowing the backing to release from the die cut word.  Create a straight crease in the backing.

Use a ruler to create a straight line on card.
Use the ruler as a guide, press down on the ENTIRE exposed lettering.  Apply good pressure to allow lettering full contact with the paper.

Take the backing from the top and slowly pull and remove.  Hold down the bottom letters as your pull away.
And there you have it - a straight application

My Paper Pumpkin Alternative

  • My Paper Pumpkin - May 2016
    • Card base
    • Pumpkin Pie corrugated cardstock
    • Pool Party Happy die cut
    • Many Manly Occasions stamp set
  • Not included in kit
    • Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie cardstock
      • Scraps for leaves and flowers
    • Pumpkin Pie ink
    • Bird Builder and Itty Bitty Accents hand punches
    • Dimensionals
    • Basic Pearl Jewels
    • Fine Tip Glue

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Keeping it straight....

... I am a "little" OCD and I tend to always; ok, I always like straight lines.  Even when it comes to creating cards.

I put myself to a challenge to find the BEST way to apply the "Happy" adhesive die cut that came in May, 2016 My Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Congratulations to every subscriber, this month's kit is AWESOME!  Don't miss out on next month's kit in the mail, EMAIL me!


Keeping it Straight


Start by cutting around the outside of your die cut word. 



Carefully remove the top white layer; leaving the die cut on the backing.  Also remove the spaces inside the letters.



Tip:  Use a piercing tool and pull back the top white layer.


Turn over and carefully pull the backing up, only allowing the backing to release from the die cut word.  Create a straight crease in the backing.


Turn over and place on card.



Adjust to your satisfaction and press down on the ENTIRE exposed lettering.  Apply good pressure to allow lettering full contact with the paper.


Take the backing from the top and slowly pull and remove.  Hold down the bottom letters as your pull away.


And there you have it - a straight application
(Now if only I could take better pictures.)



The Final My Paper Pumpkin Alternative


  • My Paper Pumpkin - May 2016
    • Card base
    • Pumpkin Pie corrugated cardstock
    • Pool Party Happy die cut
    • Many Manly Occasions stamp set
    • Star embellishment
  • Not included in kit
    • Basic Black, Pool Party and Pumpkin Pie cardstock
      • Scraps for balloons, balloon tails and bow
    • Balloon Celebration stamp set
    • Pool Party and Pumpkin Pie inks
    • Mini Treat Bag Thinlits (bow)
    • Balloon Bouquet and Bird Builder (for balloon tails) hand punches
    • Dimensionals
    • Fine Tip Glue

Sunday, May 15, 2016

It's My Party

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card base measures 4" x 5 1/2"
  • Basic Black cardstock
    • Scrap for balloon
  • Melon Mambo textured cardstock
    • Scrap for balloon
  • Silver Glimmer Paper
    • Scrap for balloon
  • Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 4" x 1 1/4"
  • It's My Party Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 4" x 3 1/8"
  • Basic Black and Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Markers
  • Balloon Celebration and Perfect Pairings stamp sets
  • Balloon Bouquet hand punch

Friday, May 13, 2016

For the Love of Sweet Pea

I can't believe I still have so much of the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper!

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Card layer measures 3" x 4 1/4"
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
  • Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4
    • Strip measures 3 1/2" x 1 1/4"
    • Scrap for bow
  • Wetlands and Wild about Flowers stamp sets
  • Basic Black, Old Olive and Tangerine Tango inks
  • Bow Builder punch
  • Dimensionals

Thursday, May 12, 2016

This is another "This is why I blog" post

A comment from a blog follower; Sheila you made me smile. I do not earn money posting on my blog and I have never had a new customer purchase Stampin' Up! as a result of viewing my blog.  I just do it to inspire others.  

Hello Beth, I love your card. I am partial to butterflies and was looking for a layout different than the standard rectangle for a thank you card I need to make. You always have something special for this newbie to case! And I thank you. Love your colour choice as well. I visit your blog every day, don't ever stop creating you are such an inspiration. Now I have to go make this card. Have a wonderful day. Sheila 

Buttons, buttons, who has too many buttons?

I DO!

I purchased buttons thinking I would put them on cards.  I did a few, but mailing isn't easy and costs more than one stamp.

I searched on Pinterest and found an idea - voilĂ  button flowers!




Now, what do I do with them?  Decorate a plain tissue holder into a work of art!




Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Butterfly in a Garden

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Cameo Coral cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
  • Gumball Green cardstock
    • Strip measures 3/4" x 3 7/8" before using punch
    • Scrap for butterfly
  • So Saffron cardstock
    • Strip measures 3 7/8" x 3/8"
    • Scrap for butterfly
  • Garden Walk pattern cardstock (non SU)
    • Card layer measures 3 3/8" x 3 1/2"
      • Cut panels (3 3/8" along top of trimmer) 1 1/8" x 3 1/2"
        • Keep them in order
  • Gifts of Kindness stamp set
  • Basic Black ink
  • Butterfly die (non SU)
  • Scallop Edge Border punch
  • Basic Pearl Jewel
  • Dimensionals

Monday, May 9, 2016

Guy Greetings

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Chocolate Chip cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Card layer measures 3 1/2" x 4 1/4"
      • Cut 2 7/8" circle from this piece
    • Whisper White cardstock
      • Card layer measures 3 1/4" x 4"
      • Circle measures 2 5/8" x 2 5/8"
    • Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper
      • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/4"
    • Guy Greetings stamp set
    • Chocolate Chip ink
    • Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
    • Circle dies (non SU)
For a stay put bow, cut card bases 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2".  Check out THIS awesome YouTube video.  Please take the time to leave a comment on Melissa's video.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Sometimes it is complicated.....

....when you need to make three panels that are the same size and difference apart within a space such as a card layer.  I rack my brain and of course, cut incorrectly.  I saw a layout that I loved and now I have a headache!  Math wasn't my best subject.

I think the headache was worth it.....

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Scrap for 2 3/8" circle
    • Scrap for 1 1/4" circle (sentiment)
    • Scrap for flower center
  • Baja Breeze cardstock
    • Strip measures 3 7/8" x 3/8"
    • Scrap for 2 5/8" circle
      • Punch out 1 3/8" circle from the center
  • Cameo Coral cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
    • Scrap for flower
  • Wild Wasabi cardstock
    • Strip measures 3/4" x 3 7/8" before using punch
  • Herbal Infusion cardstock (non SU)
    • Card layer measures 3 3/8" x 3 1/2"
      • Cut panels (3 3/8" along top of trimmer) 1 1/8" x 3 1/2"
        • Keep them in order
  • Circle of Spring stamp set
  • Wild Wasabi ink
  • Botanical Builder Framelits
  • Circle dies - 2 3/8" and 2 5/8" (non SU)
  • Circle 1 1/4" and 1 3/8", Itty Bitty Accents and Scallop Edge Border hand punches
  • Dimensionals
  • Basic Pearl Jewels

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Father's Day Bow Tie Card

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card base measures 4" x 5 1/2"
    • Scrap for sentiment
  • Old Olive
    • Scrap for sentiment layering
  • Rose Red cardstock
    • Scrap for buttons
  • So Saffron cardstock
    • Card layer measures 2 1/4" x 2 3/4"
  • Junior Varsity Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 4" x 5 1/2"
    • Refer to picture for directions for creating the lapel
  • Delightful Dozen stamp set
  • Old Olive ink
  • Bow Builder and Decorative Label hand punches
  • Buttons #5 Sizzlit (non SU)
  • Dimensionals
  • Glue Dots
I use a 4" wide card base because I always cut my DSP at 4" widths.  You get more bang for your buck using this width.  In a 12" x 12" piece of DSP you can get 6 pieces to use on cards, each measuring 4" x 5 1/2".  If you cut your DSP at 4 1/4" widths, you will only get 4 pieces, each measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

Layout can be downloaded HERE.

 

Thinking of You Drapery Fold Card

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Scrap for flower
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Strip measures 4 1/4" x 1/4
    • Scrap for ferns and label
  • Pretty in Pink cardstock
    • Scrap for flowers
  • So Saffron cardstock
    • Scrap for flower center
  • Build A Bear Pawsitively Prints Designer Series Paper
    • Drapery Fold measures 6" x 3 1/2"
    • Card layer measures 4 1/4" x 2"
  • Crafts by Beth CPP Sentiments (Click for more info)
    • Printed on Whisper White cardstock
  • Botanical Builder Framelits
  • Itty Bitty Accents, Modern Label and Word Window punches
  • Dimensionals
  • Basic Pearl Jewels
Layout for scoring can be found HERE.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Happy Birthday

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Calypso Coral cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/2" x 5 1/2"
    • Scrap for butterfly
  • Basic Black cardstock
    • Card layer measures 4 1/8" x 4 1/4"
    • Scrap for butterfly
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 7/8" x 4"
  • Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper
    • Card layers
      • 1 1/8" squares (cut 3)
      • 1 1/8" x 2 1/2"
      • 1 7/8" x 2 3/8"
  • Hello Sunshine stamp set (Paper Pumpkin Feb. 2016)
  • Basic Black ink
  • Butterfly die (non SU)
  • Basic Black grosgrain ribbon
  • Black Pearl Jewel
  • Dimensionals

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Trust God

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Whisper White thick cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Baja Breeze cardstock
    • Scrap for flower
  • Rose Red cardstock
    • Scrap for flowers
  • So Saffron cardstock
    • Card strip measures 4 1/4" x 7/8"
    • Scrap for flower
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Card layer measures 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
  • Wild Wasabi cardstock
    • Scrap for leaves
  • So Saffron Patterns Designer Series Paper
    • Card layer measures 3 7/8" x 2 3/8"
      • Cut 1/2" down on right side to bottom left hand corner
  • Trust God stamp set
  • Stazon Jet Black Ink
  • Bird Builder, Scallop Trim Border and Trio Flower hand punches
  • Basic Pearl Jewels
  • Dimensionals
Bird Variation
  • Language of Friendship stamp set