Christmas in July – 1

July 29th, 2016 by craftdoc

Christmas in July!  I gave it a try this year.  My first challenge was to use some Paper Pumpkin kit refills to make Christmas cards.  These 2 kits were perfect matches.  Did you know that Paper Pumpkin subscribers can purchase the refill kits for just $8 plus shipping and tax?  The refills contain all the supplies except for the stamp set and ink.  And there are always lots of great ideas for using your kits or just make them per the instructions.

 

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For the first card from Many Manly Occasions, I just added a Garden Green panel to the die cut card base included in the kit.  The images are from the Embellished Ornaments stamp set.

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For the second card, I just flipped the cellophane banner from the Banner Surprise kit upside down to make a Faker Shaker Christmas tree.  Add the included sequins and close with the included Washi tape.  I backed the tree with the “This Christmas” Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The Metallic Stickers and card base are included in the kit too!  I did stamp on the envelope using the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set.

You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin here and purchase prepaid subscriptions and other Stampin’ Up! products here.  Don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter while you are at my website.

Bundles, Bundles, Bundles

July 28th, 2016 by craftdoc

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The bundles in the Stampin’ Up! annual catalog are just amazing.  Bonus Days in July is the perfect time to pick up one or more and get started on some amazing crafting projects.  One of my favorites is Flourishing Phrases.  It has some beautiful intricate dies and some nice sentiments as well.

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Her I paired it with the Many Manly Occasions Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Did you know that subscribers can purchase the refill kits for just $8 plus shipping and tax!  I bought a bunch of the refills to use for other projects like this one.  You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin here.

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This is a small shadowbox that I filled with Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper and some die cuts and pearls.

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Buy the Flourishing Phrases bundle at my website shop today, and get a $5 off coupon for your next purchase in August!  And I bet you will want our limited edition Thoughtful Branches (see other posts for projects).

 

 

Seaside Shore

July 27th, 2016 by craftdoc

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This one one of my early versions of the shaker card from last week’s class.  I like the star background, but decided to put the rope image on the inside of the car.  What a cute and versatile stamp set!  Click on the images below to see them larger.  My website shop and newsletter sign up are here.

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Christmas in July

July 26th, 2016 by craftdoc

Here are the projects for my Christmas in July Class:

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Click on the photo for a larger picture.

If you are in the Erie, PA area, I hope you can come out for the class and my Holiday Rummage Sale.  Check out my website calendar and subscribe to my newsletter here.

More details on these cards will be posted soon.  Two of them use past Paper Pumpkin kits and 1 incorporates the Thoughtful Branches Bundle that is available in August.

 

 

Paper Saving Tip

July 26th, 2016 by craftdoc

I have a great paper saving tip that I used on these card with the Thoughtful Branches bundle and Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack.  This bundle is available this month (to demonstrators) and in August only, to everyone.  It is so pretty I can’t get enough of it.  I even sent out cards using it to every demonstrator in my downline.  Here are some of the cards I made:

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Today’s tips:

The Serene Scenery DSP stack is gorgeous with actual photograph on one side of each sheet and fun patterns on the other.  To get the most of your 6×6 sheets, cut them in quarters (3×3) and mat onto 3-1/4 square cardstock.  Then mount onto a 8-1/2 x 4-1/4 piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock base.  Folded in half, this become s 4-1/4″ square card.  You even have room in the standard medium envelope to let the die cut stick up a bit above the card!

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Seaside Shore

July 23rd, 2016 by craftdoc

We used the Seaside Shore stamp set for all 3 cards at the July class.  Here’s the third one:

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You can purchase all these products at my website shop.

Product Suite:  By The Shore – pages 92-93

And Layering Love, Thoughtful Banners stamp sets p.71, 73

Seaside Embossing Folder – p. 195

Simply Scored Scoring Tool – p. 185

Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies p. 194

In Color Enamel Shapes p. 177

 

Color Combos – By The Shore Designer Series Paper/Cardstock pack p. 173

And Serene Scenery DSP stack p. 174

Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim, Soft Sky, Mint Macaron,

Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso

 

Techniques: 

Shaker Card1, Rounded Squares Card2, Center Step Card3

 

Tips:

1.For porthole window:  Punch (or framelit) the small circle before the bigger one. Use fine tip glue pen to add window sheet circle to the back.  Then add Foam Adhesive Strips (p.182).  Use the Embossing buddy to unsticky the edges before peeling off the backing.  Add confetti and attach to stamped circle.  Use the Soft Suede Marker to make dots.

  1. Corner round 1-1/2” squares. Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  2. 4-1/4” by 11” card base. In portrait, place at 5/8” and cut from 1” to 6-1/2”. Repeat on other side.  In landscape, Score short lines at 1”, 2” and 6-1/2” and score center (between cuts only, at 5-1/2”.  Alternate valley and mountain folds as in photo.

Seaside Shore

July 21st, 2016 by craftdoc

We used the Seaside Shore stamp set for all 3 cards at the July Card Class.

Here’s the second one:

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All products can be purchased at my website shop.

Product Suite:  By The Shore – pages 92-93

And Layering Love, Thoughtful Banners stamp sets p.71, 73

Seaside Embossing Folder – p. 195

Simply Scored Scoring Tool – p. 185

Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies p. 194

In Color Enamel Shapes p. 177

 

Color Combos – By The Shore Designer Series Paper/Cardstock pack p. 173

And Serene Scenery DSP stack p. 174

Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim, Soft Sky, Mint Macaron,

Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso

 

Techniques: 

Shaker Card1, Rounded Squares Card2, Center Step Card3

 

Tips:

  1. For porthole window:  Punch (or framelit) the small circle before the bigger one. Use fine tip glue pen to add window sheet circle to the back.  Then add Foam Adhesive Strips (p.182).  Use the Embossing buddy to unsticky the edges before peeling off the backing.  Add confetti and attach to stamped circle.  Use the Soft Suede Marker to make dots.
  2. Corner round 1-1/2” squares. Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  3. 4-1/4” by 11” card base. In portrait, place at 5/8” and cut from 1” to 6-1/2”. Repeat on other side.  In landscape, Score short lines at 1”, 2” and 6-1/2” and score center (between cuts only, at 5-1/2”.  Alternate valley and mountain folds as in photo.

Seaside Shore

July 19th, 2016 by craftdoc

We used the Seaside Shore stamp set for all 3 cards at the July Class.  Here’s the first one:

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All products can be purchased at my website shop.

Product Suite:  By The Shore – pages 92-93

And Layering Love, Thoughtful Banners stamp sets p.71, 73

Seaside Embossing Folder – p. 195

Simply Scored Scoring Tool – p. 185

Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies p. 194

In Color Enamel Shapes p. 177 – not in photo, but I added one next to the Happy Birthday

 

Color Combos – By The Shore Designer Series Paper/Cardstock pack p. 173

And Serene Scenery DSP stack p. 174

Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim, Soft Sky, Mint Macaron,

Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso

 

Techniques: 

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Tips:

 

  1. Corner round 1-1/2” squares. Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Thoughtful Branches

July 17th, 2016 by craftdoc

I am in love with this gorgeous new bundle by Stampin’ Up!  We recently remodeled our kitchen and bathroom, so I updated some wall art using the Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies, the Layering Love Stamp Set and the Bloom & Bliss Designer Series Paper.

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The last picture uses the Butterfly Thinlits Dies.

You can find all these products at my website shop, although the Thoughtful Branches bundle is only available Aug 1-31.  If you can’t wait, check out the JOIN THE FUN tab at my website and add them to your starter kit.

Today’s Tips:  Cut multiples of the thinlit hydrangea, butterfly and tree and layer them just a tiny bit offset to add dimension.

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July Card Class

July 12th, 2016 by craftdoc

And it’s time again for another card class!  This month I am featuring the By the Shore Suite of products.  Class details are on my website calendar and project details will be posted next week.

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