Fall Fest

October 29th, 2014 by craftdoc

The Fall Fest stamp set pairs with the Fall Fun Framelits (15%0ff for both)  for a fun Halloween card.

Today’s Tips:

-Use the Confetti Stars Punch on a Basic Black panel and add to a So Saffron card for yellow stars.

-Fringe scissor make great grass from an Old Olive strip of Cardstock.

SPEAKING OF PUMPKINS – I am giving away $5 gift certificates for Stampin’ Up! product to ANY NEW PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIBER from now until Friday Oct 31.  You can subscribe HERE


Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Giveaway

October 28th, 2014 by craftdoc


Enter to win one of every product HERE!

Project Life is a revolutionary new way of memory keeping.  If you go back to some of my earlier posts, I show some of my first 2 albums.  I love how quick and easy the albums go together.  They make great gifts too!  Here’s a Project Life spread from my Stampin’ Up! Convention album.  You just slip the photos and memorabilia into pockets and add some journaling to the cards.


Here’s a short video about Project Life by Stampin’ Up!



Designer Rosettes

October 27th, 2014 by craftdoc

Looking for a creative element for your holiday packaging?  Try The Designer Rosette die for the Big Shot.  This die will make rosettes up to 10 inches in diameter.  Here is a photo of the pillow gifts I was sent for earning the Getaway Incentive trip.  Even though I didn’t go on the trip, it was nice that Stampin’ Up! sent me the gifts (and a check).  An easy way to adhere the rosettes so they stay together, is these sticky rounds – they are on the weekly deal list for $3.71 ending TODAY HERE at my store.




October Paper Pumpkin

October 25th, 2014 by craftdoc

Here are my tips and alternate projects for the October Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up!   Paper Pumpkin is your creative retreat that comes to your mailbox each month.   This kit is called Sweet as Pie and has some great stamps for the holidays.  It makes 8 cute pie shaped boxes.  It also came with some alternate ideas – a card, a banner and a scrapbook page.  Here is what I made, and I still have lots of pieces left!  You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin HERE   and I’ll keep you posted with lots of fun projects.

First – the project according to the instructions.

Today’s Tips:

-I did not seal the box yet – I put a piece of the tape liner over the sticky spot so I could seal it later.

-After you cut the ends of the pom pom, before removing the guide, I tied another knot around to secure it tighter.

-Don’t be afraid to trim – the pom pom looks better a bit smaller.

-Don’t you love the new 3M adhesive dots included!!!!



Next I made a simple card with the extra feather pieces.  I cut off the fold from the label sticker and put it under the sentiment.  I just added the Crushed Curry cardstock to the kit elements.  I used the Happy Thanksgiving stamp on the inside.



Next I sacrificed one of my pie boxes to make some more alternate projects.  All of the following were made from one box and I had a few bits of the kraft paper left.  I added some leftover bits from previous Paper Pumpkin kits as well – the sequins from September and the silver stars from July.  The only additional supplies were some Old Olive Cardstock to match the ink spot included and a couple new embossing folders from the Holiday Catalog.


This card uses the sentiment from last year’s November kit – Noel.  I probably should have used some of my leftover star garland from that kit as well.  It was my all time favorite.  You won’t want to miss this year’s kit – I’m sure it will be awesome too.


Finally, I used a strip left from the pie box on this mini coffee cup.  The top piece was cut with the Starburst Framelits.  I used a piece of straw from the June kit pinwheels!  I’m reminding you one more time – make sure your Paper Pumpkin subscription is active!  It makes a great gift too.  You can purchase 1,3,6 and 12 month subscriptions from my website here.   Prepaid subscriptions count towards hostess benefits too!



#paperpumpkin #stampinup





Blended Bloom and Dotty Angles

October 24th, 2014 by craftdoc

A few days ago, I posted some fun techniques with the Blended Bloom stamp.  Here is one more adding some dots with the Dotty Angles stamp set.

Today’s Tips:

- I used a reverse mask to keep the dots in the lines.  Or just cut out the flowers like I did with the other cards.

-Stamp with multiple colors – here Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry.

-The Background is the Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper – remember you can get a pack of paper FREE FOR 6 MONTHS if you join Stampin’ Up! this month – details here under JOIN THE FUN.



Fall Trees

October 23rd, 2014 by craftdoc

I wanted to make some fall trees with the Festival of Trees stamp set and matching  Tree Punch.  I added in the Gratitude for Days stamp set for the leaves, sun and sentiment.

Today’s Tip:

- Make a shorter tree with the same punch!  Punch out your tree, adhere to a piece of scrap paper, place back in your punch cutting off the top.

-The Pick a Pack of Paper Promotion ends soon.  See the previous post for your free paper for 6 months!



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




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