Saturday, May 18, 2013

Paper Pumpkin-Hey There!

 As I mentioned yesterday, I had pulled My Paper Pumpkins all out of their boxes and actually put them together and I am happy that I did. It was indeed just some therapy I needed without thinking too much. My first one I just did very simple with components from the box but added a layer of Island Indigo between the gray card base and patterned paper.
 This is the second one and yet again, left it pretty simple except I used a marker and colored the stamp to leave off the word "there" from Hey There Friend, and punched it out using the 1" circle punch and layered onto a component ( I call it a sunburst?) and added some Marina Mist Baker's Twine and some Basic Rhinestones to the button.
 This one I wanted to step up a bit more, so I added a Doiley and cut a Window Label from Island Indigo cardstock and layered it up.
And this one, I just wanted some subtle color too, so I didn't add any greens or blue.  Instead, I wanted to show how "fancy" you could get from it, so I added a Doiley, Flower Trim, Black Taffeta Ribbon and cut the patterned paper that comes with the kit, from the Apothecary Framelits.  I am hoping that my May MPP comes in the mail today!

Friday, May 17, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin-Seriously!

Okay, I FINALLY, around to putting my last two Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions together! I had SO MUCH FUN!  This is April's package called, Seriously! I used all the components that come in the box and then a few other colors and punches to make them a bit different.  I am happy to say that I opened and finished all the cards in the FIRST My Paper Pumpkin box from March too and will post them tommorrow.  If you would like more information about this promotion, contact me or go here for more info:  My current MPP should be in my mailbox anytime now! CANNOT WAIT to see what it is...(it's always a surprise, even to us demonstrators!)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Papillion Potpourri Birthday Card

Good day to you all! I'm loving the weather even though the humidity and I are not friends, I will take it over turning on the furnace. It inspired me to break out some butterflies and make a spring card for one of Jenna's friends who is having a birthday tomorrow. I have always loved this set from the moment I saw it and the Newsprint DSP (which sold out QUICK when the retired list came out!) which I will hoard for years to come.  I started with a Crumb Cake base and added a layer of Melon Mambo cardstock under a piece of DSP and then I picked out several butterflies and embossed some of them with Versamark and White Embossing Powder onto Melon Mambo cardstock and others I stamped in Melon Mambo ink and onto Whisper White cardstock and using both the Elegant Butterfly and Small Butterfly punches I punched them out and staggered them onto the DSP. (For some reason that darn butterfly on the right lower corner never stamps right...hmmm) I added a few Basic Rhinestones to a couple of them.  I ran some more the DSP through the Big Shot using the Tasteful Trim die and one Very Vanilla one and layered them onto the card and "fluffed" up the edges  and before adhering to the card, I added some Polka Dot Scalloped ribbon in Melon Mambo(also retiring) onto the front.  I hope you all are finally enjoying some Spring like temperatures...let's keep the rain away for a bit...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Triple Gate Easel Card #5

 This is the final card from our Fancy Folds card class.  The original idea is not all mine, I changed up a little bit of it and made it mine.  The original came from Tanya Bell, one of our Australian Demonstrators, so she's my hero.
The one thing I really liked from this card was do you recognize this set? It's the CUPCAKE (Hostess Set).  I know, we turned it into a martini glass!  We stamped the cupcake glass dome in Melon Mambo and the stem of the glass with Daffodil Delight.  I tied a bow in the intersection of them because I was "off" a bit with my stamping.  My olives are made using Old Olive cardstock and Melon Mambo punched out with the 1" and 1/4" circle punches adn adhered to real toothpicks.  I used the Good Cheer stamp set for the sentiement and the two side drinks.  To hold back the side easels, I used Brights Glimmer Brads(turqouise) and for the main easel I cut Old Olive rick rack from the Tasteful Trim die and popped them up on dimensionals cut ever so tiny.  I also used Daffodil Delight Polka Dot Prints paper and Tempting Turqouise , Melon Mambo, and Old Olive cardstock for the base. I hope you have enjoyed the cards from the Fancy Folds class, if you are interested in future classes like this, contact me.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Fancy Fold Double Pocket Card #4

Good morning! Two more Mondays of school for the year and I'm pretty chirpy about that especially since I have had some sinus crud and taking meds to help sleep while having it, makes my morning hard to get out of bed, so I cannot wait to sleep in a little here soon.  Here is the 4th card we made at our Fancy Folds class.  It took me a bit to catch on to this card, and now that I know what I'm doing, I  will be doing this type of fold for a Fancy Fold card swap at Convention this year! Once again, I used the Tea For Two Designer Series paper for the outside and for the strip on the front of the tag.  For the decorating part, I used the Apothecary dies to cut the Island Indigo label, the Scallop Oval Punch for punching out the Champagne Glimmer paper and then stamped the sentiment from A Word For You in Calypso Coral onto Very Vanilla cardstock and punched it out with the Large Oval Punch. Under that is a strip of Early Expresso, with a strip of Very Vanilla over it.  I needed to use up some of the Salebration buttons so we threaded a piece of Early Expresso cardstock through the buttons and then glue dotted them down.  The tag is pretty simple, it's a piece of Early Expresso cut at 2 1/4"x 4 1/2" and layered with Very Vanilla a 1/4" smaller and then added scraps of Tea For Two DSP to the bottom.  I punched out a Champagne Glimmer and Island Indigo using the Large Elegant Butterly punch and adhered them together and used Glue Dots to stick them to the tag, and then punched out a " circle out of Expresso and folded it over the top and stapled a piece of ribbon to finish it off. Tommorrow, the last of the cards from this class....

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Double Easel Card Fancy Fold Card #3

Here's the 3rd of our 5th Fancy Fold card.  It's the Double Easel Card and could easily be made into a triple easel if you wanted to.  As said in my previous post, we used the Tea For Two Designer Series paper(which will be gone after the 31st of May) the Hearts Framelits, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla Cardstock, the Pop Up Posies Kit(cupcake liners for the flowers), Designer Builder Brads, In Color Printed brads, Crumb Cake Seam Binding ribbon, Flower Trim (also retiring May 31st) Kindness Matters stamp set and Crumb Cake and Calypso Coral ink pads.  You can find the tutorial for the base of the card here: .