CAS Fall Fun For The Paper Players

Happy Sunday!  It’s Clean and Simple week at the Paper Players and our amazing Claire is hosting.  She wants us to create a Fun Fall CAS card.  Just a reminder… a CAS card is Clean and Simple with minimal layers, lots of white space and little or no embellishments.

When I think of Fall Fun, I think of leaves falling and leaving their colorful beauty on the ground.  Yes, I’ve spent many years raking leaves, and that was fun, too… most of the time!

I truly enjoy creating CAS cards and this one’s no exception. It didn’t take much effort on my part to decide which stamps and dies to use.  The Love of Leaves stamp set and Stitched Leaves Dies are a favorite.

The texture in my card layer and leaves is easily created using the Dies.  My leaves are stamped with Mossy Meadow, Bumblebee and Cinnamon Cider ink. I attached my “galling leaves” with Dimensionals and my card was complete.

So, find a Fun Fall stamp set, add some simple texture and create something clean and simple to link up with us over at the Paper Players. 

…the only limitation is your imagination!

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TODAY’S STAMPIN’ NEWS:

 

THE NEW CHRISTMAS WHIMSY CARD KIT

Stampin’ Up! has added a new kit to their awesome Kit Collection!  The Christmas Whimsy card kit is an adorably festive card kit with a modern design! The simple steps of this kit are perfect for the beginner crafters and kids, too! Grab a kit or two and gather around for a simple Christmas activity that everyone will enjoy. The kit contains everything you need to create eight elf-centric Christmas cards including printed card bases, die cuts, embellishments, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more!

You can click on the image below for more details.

Here’s a preview of the whimsical card designs in the Kit.

 

SALE-A-BRATION  –  Less than two weeks to get your favorites.  

  • Sale-A-Bration is in full swing.  For every $50 Product Purchase from any current catalog, you can choose a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. You can download the Brochure by clicking the image below:

 

A GIFT FROM ME:

For every $50 product purchase through my online store, you will receive a FREE pack of Metallic Pearls embellishments.  They’re in the Annual Catalog on page  143/ These pearls are a great staple for your embellishment collection.

 

 

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Clean & Simple Pretty Pumpkins

Hello friends!

I’m starting my post with a question.   Do you enjoy creating with die cut images?  There are times when I don’t want to open an ink pad, then there are times I don’t want to slide over to my die cutting machine. Of course, there is no right answer. It depends…

Today’s card is a quick and easy, clean and simple Fall themed card to send some well wishes.  It’s a mix of patterned paper, die cuts and a sentiment stamp and you can complete it quickly.

Here’s the  mix:  

  • The Detailed Pumpkin Dies cut all three pumpkins.
  • For some texture, the large Crushed Curry pumpkin is embossed with the Bark Embossing Folder.
  • With a Sponge Dauber and Basic Black ink, I inked the edge of the pumpkin to give it a little lift.
  • The center pumpkin die cut is the polka dot pattern from the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper. The polka dots are bold, randomly placed, and have a whimsical look.
  • The polka dot card base layer is more of a traditional polka dot pattern since the polka dots are linear. This patterned paper is part of the Beautifully Penned Sale-A-Brationo DSP.  It’s FREE!
  • The barnyard fence is from the Sheep Dies which are also FREE! with a qualifying Sale-A-Bration purchase.
  • And my last and final mixer is the sentiment stamp. I like the way the font matched this simple design. It’s from the Season’s Blessings stamp set which is in the Annual Catalog.

Maybe you have every product I mentioned today in your paper crafting collection, but if you don’t you can re-create this design using products you have. That’s what makes the creative process both fun and personal.

So, find a few fun dies, add some fun patterned paper and create something quick and easy to send well wishes.

...the only limitation is your imagination!

 

For more details on the products I used today, you can click on the images below.

 

 

Get A FREE Gift From Me:

For every $50 in product you purchase through my online store, you will receive a FREE package of Metallic Pearls.  They’re in the Annual Catalog and are a definite staple for your embellishment collection.  You can click on the image below for the product details.

 

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A FREE TUTORIAL Celebrating You

It’s Friday!  I hope you can make some time to “celebrate you” this weekend!

Look at the stamped balloon images.  Don’t they look real?  The balloons are one of the stamps from the Penguin Place Stamp Set. I’m not actually showcasing the Penguin Place Bundle today. I have a project ready for that soon.  Today, I’m showcasing the Create With Friends stamp set from the Annual Catalog.

I had to get  ink on these stamps and I thought there was no better way than to pair Create With Friends with Penguin Place and add a little slice of the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration.  And that’s exactly what I promote Stampin’ Up! .  You can mix and match and you’ll always have a great outcome. By the way, I’m also showing off almost all of the new In Colors ink.

Here’s the simple “How To” for today’s card:

  • I used a Thick Basic White card base cut 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/2″.
  • The Basic Black card layer is 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″.  I like to use thin layers but if you feel more comfortable cutting a wider layer, that’s fine.
  • The patterned paper layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • The Basic Black center layer is 4 1/8″ x 2 7/8″.
  • The Basic White top layer is slightly smaller.  It’s 4″ x 2 3/4″.
  • Design Tip:  It’s easier to do a “fun layer” as I call it, or an offset layer if your bottom is cut slightly larger than the top. You’ll get more color exposure and it’ll be easier to angle your layer.  Give it a try.  It works.
  • I stamped my sentiment with my Stamparatus and stamped and fussy cut the balloons.
  • My layers are attached to each other with Multipurpose Glue.  I like using it because it does give you a little time to set your layers.

Here’s a suggestion.

Purchase the “Create With Friends” stamp set along with the Penguin Place Bundle, and add in a bottle of Multipurpose Glue, you can get the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper absolutely FREE.  You can create projects galore!

For the product details, you can click on the images below.

And, when you purchase through my website, you will also receive a package of the amazing Metallic Pearls as a gift from me.

So, cut your “fun layers”, add a large sentiment and a few balloons and create something to celebrate you!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

Download the virtual Holiday Mini catalog by clicking here or on the image below.

SALE-A-BRATION

It’s also time to Sale-A-Brate.  For every qualifying purchase from any of the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs, including registering for Paper Pumpkin, you can choose a FREE product from the brochure below. The Sale-A-Bration sales period runs through September 30th.

 

I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU JOIN MY TEAM

This is a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  Along with the Starter Kit which includes $125.00 in products you choose, you will receive a Bundle of your choice from the new Holiday Mini and FREE shipping all for $99.00. There’s no better time than during Sale-A-Bration to join. There’s no obligation, you can cancel at any time. You can click here for all of the details or contact me directly.  I would love to have you join my Team of fun and talented paper crafters.  The Sale-A-Bration sales period runs through September 30th.

 

 

 

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Sailing Home With The Paper Players

Happy Sunday!  We’re starting a new week over at the Paper Players.  Anne Marie is hosting a Masculine Themed CAS Challenge.  CAS is an acronym for Clean and Simple.  The rules for a CAS design are:  lots of white space, few or no layers and little or no embellishments.  It’s simple!

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Coming up with a Clean and Simple design is easy for me.  I tend to go more toward a cleaner card design.  Finding a masculine theme was a little more challenging.  I don’t necessarily think about creating a masculine card unless I know I’m going to be needing one.  After going through my stamp archives, I decided on the Sailing Home stamp set and matching Smooth Sailing dies.  Both have been around for a while and are still going strong in Stampin’ Up!’s current Annual Catalog.

Let’s Talk About Today’s Card

This card came together very quickly.  For a CAS design like this one, I would recommend using the Thick Basic White cardstock.  It has a beautiful pure white color and is smooth to the touch  The cardstock weight gives the card layer substance and helps the design look and feel better.

I die cut the ship’s wheel and seaweed in Misty Moonlight and Soft Succulent cardstock.  The sentiment and anchor are stamped with Soft Suede ink.  All of the die cut images are attached with Multipurpose Glue.  By design, my anchor is on top.  I thought stamping the anchor rather than using a cardstock die cut image would show off the detail in the stamp.

So, pull out a masculine themed stamp set, die cut a few elements, add a layer and create something clean and simple to link up with us over at the Paper Players.  We always love to see your amazing cards.

…the only inspiration is your imagination!

For details on the supplies I used today, you can click on the images below.

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of The Paper Players design team:

 

You can download the virtual Holiday Mini catalog by clicking here or on the image below.

SALE-A-BRATION

It’s also time to Sale-A-Brate.  For every qualifying purchase from any of the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs, including registering for Paper Pumpkin, you can choose a FREE product from the brochure below. The Sale-A-Bration sales period runs through September 30th.

I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU JOIN MY TEAM

This is a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  Along with the Starter Kit which includes $125.00 in products you choose, you will receive a Bundle of your choice from the new Holiday Mini and FREE shipping all for $99.00. There’s no better time than during Sale-A-Bration to join. You can click here for all of the details or contact me directly.  I would love to have you join my Team of fun and talented paper crafters.  The Sale-A-Bration sales period runs through September 30th.

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New Product Preview – Whimsical Trees!

Hello Friends and happy Tuesday!

While it’s still July, I want to share one more “Christmas In July” card with you.. Most of you are seeing Stampin’ Up!’s new August-December 2021 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure in your mail boxes.  Mine are out, so anyone who placed an order with me this past year will be getting your fun package very soon.  The real fun starts in just about a week!  The new products about to launch are amazing. There’s Whimsy, Tradition, Glitter and Glimmer and cookies!

To me, the Christmas Holiday Season is all about reds, greens, some sparkle and a snowflake or two…. more traditional.  When I saw the Whimsy & Wonder Suite, I didn’t hesitate to add it to my pre-order.  The color palette can be bold and bright or soft and subtle, and it definitely calls for a celebration!

I followed a favorite sketch and created today’s card with a few of the bold, brighter colors.  Of course, the Whimsy & Wonder Designer Series Paper was my color inspiration.  I truly didn’t want to stop, so I created a stepped down version using the same die cuts, sentiment and color palette.  Below is my Clean and Simple version.

I had so much fun creating these cards and I am looking forward to sharing more designs with this Suite.  For now, these are two cards that will find their way into some very special homes during the Holiday Season.

By the way, if you would like to receive a new Catalog and you don’t currently have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, please email me.

So, keep checking your mail, it’s on its way, make your list, check it twice and get ready to create with Whimsy!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

 

Don’t forget about the Designer Series Paper Sale!  Click on the banner below for more details.

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