Tuesday, October 31, 2017

13 Projects for Fall/Halloween-Project #8: Pumpkin Crate Treat Holder


     Welcome back to my blog! Today is project #3 of my 13 Projects of Fall/Halloween event. I sure hope you are enjoying these projects as I had making them for you. Now, I know this may come as a shock to some of you, but as a creative person and a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator our brain is NOT an endless supply of ideas for original projects! I know...complete surprise! Lol. So we, as creative people, are always on the lookout to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) a perfect project someone else has made, and that is exactly what I have done for you today. I found this idea on a Facebook group only for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and immediately fell in love with it and wanted to use it for this event. Here is the original pic. It was created by Tami Thompson-Walker.

     I love pumpkins and everything about Halloween. 

Monday, August 28, 2017

13 Projects for Fall/Halloween-Project #2: Halloween Pumpkin Card


     Hello and welcome back to my blog and my 13 Projects for Fall/ Halloween event. Today I have a really cute card for you with a bunch of pumpkins telling you"Thank You." I came up with this idea the minute I saw this stamp set in the new 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog. This catalog will be available in just a few days, Sept 1st, to all customers! I highly suggest purchasing this bundle because not only is it good for Halloween, but also Fall and Thanksgiving as well. And who just doesn't love a pumpkin?
     I first started with using the Wood Crate Framelits to die cut the crate out from the Wood DSP (Designer Series Paper) stack. I only needed the front of the crate so I positioned the die over the paper as not to waste any and cut out anything unnecessary. I then stamped a bunch of the pumpkins from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set and die cut them as well.


     Now this is pretty cool. You will notice when you get your catalog or view it on my Stampin' Up! store on Sept 1st that there are some cute pumpkins on one of the pieces of the Spooky Night DSP (Designer Series Paper) that the Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits from this bundle will die cut as well! No fussy cutting these! Isn't that awesome! Another plus to getting this bundle. I did, however, fussy cut some of the pumpkins from a piece of the Painted Autumn DSP.


     I created my card base from a piece of Very Vanilla cut to 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" folded in half. I cut a piece of the Spooky Night DSP to 4" x 3-1/4" and glued it onto the top portion of the card base. I then cut a piece of Very Vanilla to 4" x 2-1/4" and embossed it with the Brick TIEF. I glued this onto the bottom of my card base.
     Next, I arranged the pumpkins around and behind the wood crate until I liked it. I used Dimensionals to pop up the crate to create a 3D effect. I placed some of the pumpkins on the front of the crate as well.


     Now time for my sentiment. I looked at a few stamp sets for a cute punny saying for my card and finally decided on one from the Beautiful Bouquet set. I stamped it in Basic Black onto a piece of Very Vanilla and used my Stitched Shapes Framelits to die cut it out. Then I die cut out a piece of Lemon Lime Twist with the Layering Squares Framelits to mat it and glued it to the top of my card.


     I don't like leaving the inside naked so I stamped a few leaf branches, also from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set, on the inside as well, and there you have it! If you have any questions on how I made this cute card just send me an email scrapnmom@live.com or contact me here.

Here are the supplies I used for this card:


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     Are you just a beginner stamper and don't know where to get started? Does stamping scare you? Does the idea of a complete stamping kit with full instructions coming to your door each month sound like a great idea and a way to get started??? Well here it is and it is called Paper Pumpkin! And if you are a first time subscriber you have the opportunity to get the September Paper Pumpkin kit for 50% off!

   
     For 50% off for the month of September you get the chance to check out a great kit! In order to get this great deal you need to sign up before 11:59pm MDT Sept 10th. Here are some perks too.
  • The convenience of an all-inclusive kit arriving at your door every month.
  • Exclusive photopolymer stamp sets and the opportunity to build a collection.
  • Crafting time you can count on without a lot of prep work.
  • Trying new techniques.
  • Purchasing past kits and refills so the fun never ends.
  • The quality of the products and variety of projects each month.
  • The surprise factor!

     So if you feel that you could use a little stamping and crafting in your life, or you know of someone who could use some crafting time for themselves, then go here! Also, don't forget that Paper Pumpkin would make a great gift for any reason that will be loved, plus they would remember you every month it shows up!

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     If you happen to live in the White Mountains of Arizona I am holding my 1st Annual Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack in November. Dates and more info to come shortly, but I will be holding at least 2 classes on different dates/times. We will be creating 12 Christmas cards, 3 each of 4 designs, for a price of $30 if paid by Nov 1st, $35 after. Light snacks and drinks will be provided as well along with some door prizes. Come enjoy some time with friends and creativity by crafting your own handmade Christmas cards! Imagine the looks on your families/friends faces when they receive a beautiful, handmade card from you in the mail!
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    Thanks so much for coming to my blog again today and checking out my new card. Want a little hint for my project #3 in my 13 Projects for Fall/Halloween event? It will be a 3-D item! Hope to see you later this week. Subscribe by email to learn when my next post goes "Live". 

Hugs,
Julie

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Aim for Alaska Stampin' Up! New 2017 Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek Blog Hop


     Welcome and hello everyone! Today I have a special post for you...an Aim for Alaska Blog Hop Sneak Peak from the new Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog! That's right. You will get to see a whole bunch of blog posts from varies members of the Aim for Alaska group with new product from the new catalog! Now, I am sure if you have been strolling Pinterest by now you have seen a few of the new stamp sets, punches, dies, and DSP (Designer Series Paper). Aren't they pretty? Especially the new Painted Harvest Bundle! That has been a huge hit in the demonstrator world.

     But today I decided to use one of the other stamp sets that I just fell in love with...the Merry Cafe stamp. And the best part is it coordinates with the Coffee Cups Framelits! So no fussy cutting! There is a little something for every holiday season on this stamp set too, but I especially loved the Pumpkin Spice Latte stamp. It is a cult following for this specialty drink. I have had it only once, but I fell in love with it too!
     I started my card with using the Merry Cafe stamps and stamping all the parts to the cup on various pieces of cardstock and DSP. Next, I die cut out the cup pieces and put it together. I also die cut out the ovals the cup sits on using the Wood Textures DSP and Very Vanilla cardstock using the Layering Ovals Framelits. I put Dimensionals on the cup and popped it onto the oval frame and set this aside for now.

     Next, I fussy cut out the pumpkins on the left out of the Painted Autumn DSP. I also stamped the pumpkins on the right using the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set and used the Pattern Pumpkin Thinlits to die cut them out.
     I next made my card base using a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock cut to 5-1/2"x 8-1/2" and folded in half. I cut a piece of the Spooky Night DSP to 4"x 5-1/4" and glued it onto my card base. I took my Fast Fuse and placed some on the back of the cup piece. I then took some Copper Metallic Thread and wound it around my hand a few times. I placed this thread onto the back of the cup piece using the Fast Fuse to hold it down in place. I glued this whole piece onto my card base.

     I then popped up the pumpkin pieces using Dimensionals as well and placed them on the bottom half of my card. Now, I don't like seeing a "naked" card on the inside so I used the coffee beans stamp from the Coffee Cafe set and stamped some onto a 4"x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla in Early Espresso (very fitting color name!) and glued this piece down inside the card.

     And there you have it! A very cute Pumpkin Spice Latte card for an avid Pumpkin Spice Latte friend or family member. And for a birthday or just a thank you gift, put maybe a Starbucks gift card inside for them to get their Pumpkin Spice Latte coffee. Perfect!
     Here is the list of all the individuals participating in our Sneak Peak Blog Hop today. If at anytime you get lost then just take a look at the list to find out where you are at.




Here are the supplies I used for this card:


     Thanks so much for coming along on our Blog Hop today, and I really hope that you have enjoyed all the projects that you have seen. Are your wish lists getting big yet?! Remember you can start ordering on September 1st. And if you need to place an order then just go here to my store 24/7.
Hugs,
Julie

Friday, August 25, 2017

13 Projects for Fall/Halloween - Project 1: Watercolored Sunflower Card


     Hi everyone! Welcome to my 13 Projects for Fall/Halloween event. Now, to start off, I want to apologize for my not blogging for the last two months. Some of you may know from past blogs that I suffer from Chronic Pain, but that has not been the issue this time. Approximately mid May I started having stomach issues...pain, vomiting, nausea, etc. It steadily became worse and worse and finally I was unable to do anything except lay down and sleep. I got to see a specialist earlier this month, and along with changing my heartburn meds, they have scheduled me to have a camera put down my throat and into my stomach to see what is going on. The pain and vomiting as settled a bit, but the nausea has continued and I have very little appetite. It has been no fun that is for sure.
     So, I'm sorry for not having any blog posts. I did, however, enjoy ordering from the new Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog the first of this month, a wonderful demonstrator benefit and now I have some fun and exciting projects to share with you! Over the course of the next two months I am going to be sharing 13 Fall and/or Halloween projects with you. So lets get started with #1.
     I wanted to start a Fall/Autumn card because, of course, it comes before Halloween and you would want to get started with them. I came up with the idea for the card from a fellow demonstrator, Billie Moan. I fell in love with the watercolored look and wanted to try it myself. 

     I started with the Painted Harvest stamp set and a 3-3/4"x 5" piece of Watercolor paper. I spritzed the paper with water in the area I wanted to stamp my flower. I inked up the first stamp of the flower and stamped it into the watered area holding the stamp 
down for a few seconds to let all the ink absorb into the water and onto the paper. Next, I took my Heat Tool and set the ink a little. After I liked the look of the ink, I spritzed the paper again and stamped the front part of the flower. Again I used my Heat Tool to set the ink. I continued for the leaf and also stamped it onto another piece of Watercolor paper and after it dried I punched it out with the coordinating Leaf Punch. I added Mini Dimensionals to the back of the leaf and placed it off-center of the leaf on the paper.
    Next, I stamped the greeting to the right of my sunflower in Early Espresso. And wrapped Linen thread around the Watercolor paper three times and secured it on the back with Fast Fuse adhesive. I then placed three Glitter Enamel Dots in Olive Green and Crushed Curry underneath the sunflower.
     I cut a piece of Painted Autumn DSP (Designer Series Paper) to 4"x 5-1/4" and adhered it to the front and then adhered this whole piece to a card base of Very Vanilla. On the inside of the card I stamped some leaves in Lemon Lime Twist and Garden Green. Also some seeds (dots) in Early Espresso. And we are finished!


Here are the supplies I used:

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     Are you just a beginner stamper and don't know where to get started? Does stamping scare you? Does the idea of a complete stamping kit with full instructions coming to your door each month sound like a great idea and a way to get started??? Well here it is and it is called Paper Pumpkin! And if you are a first time subscriber you have the opportunity to get the September Paper Pumpkin kit for 50% off! 

   
     For 50% off for the month of September you get the chance to check out a great kit! In order to get this great deal you need to sign up before 11:59pm MDT Sept 10th. Here are some perks too.
  • The convenience of an all-inclusive kit arriving at your door every month.
  • Exclusive photopolymer stamp sets and the opportunity to build a collection.
  • Crafting time you can count on without a lot of prep work.
  • Trying new techniques.
  • Purchasing past kits and refills so the fun never ends.
  • The quality of the products and variety of projects each month.
  • The surprise factor!

     So if you feel that you could use a little stamping and crafting in your life, or you know of someone who could use some crafting time for themselves, then go here! Also, don't forget that Paper Pumpkin would make a great gift for any reason that will be loved, plus they would remember you every month it shows up!

     Thank you so much for coming to my blog and checking out my 1st project of my Fall/Halloween event! I will be posting more projects every few days so keep your eyes open for the next one. It will be posting on Monday, Aug 28th. Have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Julie