Back To Black Cards

October 20th, 2014 by craftdoc

I made this batch of clean and simple cards while I was at my Mom’s house.  I had a bunch of stamped Blended Bloom images and 4 x 2″ pieces of Back to Black Designer Series Paper.  I just added them to a Whisper White card stamped with the 4 sentiments from the Fabulous Four stamp set.

***FOR OCTOBER ONLY, Get 1 package of Designer Series Paper FREE for 6 months – $66 value, when you purchase the $99 Stampin’ Up! demonstrator starter kit HERE at the Join the Fun Tab.   If you love paper, this is the deal for you.

Today’s Tips:

- For the techniques I used on the flowers, I used the Project Life Journaling Pens.  They are perfect!

-You can google the techniques I used, but they are really easy and fun to do – great for a traveling project or in front of the TV:  Etching, Zentangle, Stippling, Crosshatching.


Busy Fall Week

October 16th, 2014 by craftdoc

I’ve had a busy week getting ready for a visit to my mom.  She wanted a dresser, so when I saw this at a neighbor’s garage sale I nabbed it.  The paint and new hardware cost more than the $20 I paid for the dresser!


Now I need to gather up some projects for us to work on.  That’s why Paper Pumpkin is perfect for us.  Hopefully our October kits will come before I leave.  If you want to subscribe to your own monthly retreat check, it out HERE.

Here is the September Paper Pumpkin kit – all filled up for the quarter auction on Sunday  HERE .  Come stop by my Stampin’ Up! table at the ZemZem in Erie, PA.


More Fall Cards

October 15th, 2014 by craftdoc

Here are some more Fall cards, this time with the Choose Happiness Stamp Set stamp set.

Today’s Tips:

-For a fun background, scribble some blendabilities markers on a heavy plastic gallon sized bag or other plastic item and spritz with alcohol to blend.  Then just place your Whisper White or other cardstock onto the bag.  A bit messy, but you get a marbled effect, like the shaving cream technique.

-both cards use the Pennant Party die to make a fun panel.



Fall Cards – For All Things

October 14th, 2014 by craftdoc

I’m enjoying some different Color Combos with the For All Things Stamp set.

Today’s Tips:

- Try Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake.

- Try Tangerine Tango and Crumb Cake




Pumpkin Time Tutorial

October 12th, 2014 by craftdoc

I made some fun pumpkins to promote Paper Pumpkin and just because it’s pumpkin time.  One is made with the new Curvy Keepsake thinlit die.  The other with the oval framelits.  What did I ever do before the Big Shot?


Today’s Tips:

-For the curvy pumpkin I just added some Pumpkin Pie maker stripes, a tendril of curled cardstock and an Old Olive leaf cut with the Autumn Accents die.  I folded the leaf in half and kind of crumpled it to make veins.

-For the big pumpkin, I cut 18 ovals (the largest one other than the scalloped one).  I folded them all in half and alternated staples at the top and bottom.  Our new long reach stapler is awesome!  I rolled up a piece of old olive cardstock and glued the accordian pumpkin around it.  I had to use Sticky Strip to keep it together-  the liquid glue in the photo just wasn’t enough.


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Paper Pumpkin and Fall Cards

October 9th, 2014 by craftdoc

Here’s a fun project to take to the next family gathering, or a creative escape for home.  Paper Pumpkin is a monthly craft kit that comes right to your mailbox. Check it out at  mypaperpumpkin before the 10th to get the next kit (Thanksgiving themed).  There are 30,000 subscribers, so don’t miss out!

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Here are a couple more cards from our last Erie, PA demonstrator meeting.

Today’s Tips:

-the shaving cream technique was used for the background on the second card.

-just use a ruler and Stampin’ Write marker to draw the clothesline.  The Tee-hee-hee stamp set includes the cute little clothespin!



Treats and Favors

October 8th, 2014 by craftdoc

Here are some cute ideas for fall and Christmas favors that I got at the last Stampin’ Up! event – Thanks Linda B!

Today’s Tips:

-the little espresso cups can be purchased online at a kitchen supply company

-The thick Baker’s twine is available at my online store in Tangerine Tango (here) and Old Olive.

-Santa-tizer would make a great holiday bazaar gift for kids to make

-peruse Pinterest for more great projects using Stampin’ Up! framelits and punches.



October Card Class

October 7th, 2014 by craftdoc

Here are my projects for the October Card Class.   October 21 is the date – details on my Stampin’ Up! website – hope you can come!

Today’s Tips:

-An Open Heart (first card) would make a nice Christmas card using a different sentiment.  Coloring is with Blendabilities markers.  Add some dots to “ground” the bird.

-Card 2 uses the Wondrous Wreath stamp set in fall colors with a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes and the Hardwood background.

-I cut the pennant for card 3 out of the Old Olive mat for card 1.  It’s a great way to save cardstock!  Stamp set – For All Things.


One Layer Big News Card

October 5th, 2014 by craftdoc

Here’s a so simple, one layer card using the Big New stamp set (on sale until Oct 6) and the splotches from Art of Life.  You could easily make multiples of this card or step it up with some colored cardstock layers and ribbon.    This stamp set is a must have because of the large, bold sentiments.

Today’s Tip:

- stamp the big sentiment first and then cover over the words with the splotches.

- I used fall colors – change the color scheme to  pinks, blues, Christmas…..

-move the “enjoy the fuss” to the inside of the card or add as a layer.

-the Stamp Stock and Save ends soon, so check out my website store here.


Big News

October 3rd, 2014 by craftdoc

Big News is one of the fun stamp sets on sale until Oct 6.  I just added borders with the Dotty Angles set and the Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper.  And then cut out and popped up the candles.

You can get a free package of Designer Paper each month for 6 months if you become a demonstrator during the month of October.  It’s a great chance to stock up at a discount, or make some money for the holidays.  Details are at my website.  See you at Boston Pizza tomorrow!


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