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!

For today’s product details you can click on the images below.

 

 

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.

 

 

Click to shop my online store at Stampin’ Up!

 

Have Fun With Gingerbread & Peppermint

Happy Tuesday, Friends!

If you want to have some colorful and sweet Holiday card making fun, get your hands on the Frosted Gingerbread Bundle.   I enjoyed creating this card so much that I kept wanting to die cut more peppermint swirls. Those who follow my Blog know that I usually keep the frills to a minimum. Today is an exception to my self-imposed rule.  Not only did I die cut peppermint swirls, I added some of the Gingerbread & Peppermint Acrylic Shapes, which are adorable.

This card is a Quick & Easy design.  We paper crafters know that the right products always make the sweetest projects easy.  Along with the Frosted Gingerbread Bundle, I used the Gingerbread & Peppermint Designer Series Paper, and the Kraft Paper Pack.  The Kraft Paper has a heavier weight than regular DSP. It works beautifully as a card layer and will make a sturdier gift box, bag or tag.  Everything for this card is on page 9 in the Holiday Mini.

If you haven’t taken a look at the sweet products in the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite, you can click here for all the details.

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Here’s Today’s Quick How To:

  • Cut a standard A-2 card base and add a Kraft paper layer.
  • I prefer a thin mat layer, but it’s your choice.
  • Cut the angled Real Red layer 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″.
  • The DSP layer is 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″.
  • I used my Circles Dies to cut the Real Red and Old Olive circles.
  • The star shaped gingerbread cookies and icing are die cuts from the Gingerbread Dies.
  • The peppermint candies are die cuts from the Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP.  See my photo below.

 

  • The sentiment, stamped with Old Olive ink, is on a 1 1/8″ x 3″ Basic White layer.
  • I added a Real Red shadow strip to the bottom of the Basic White layer.
  • I used a few Gingerbread & Peppermint Acryic Shapes just because I couldn’t resist!

So, treat yourself to the Frosted Gingerbread Bundle, add a few sweet Acrylic Shapes and create something delicious to share for the Holidays!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

For today’s product details, click on the images below.

 

 

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

  • 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.

 

 

Click to shop my online store at Stampin’ Up!

 

 

Season’s Blessings For The Paper Players

Happy Sunday!

It’s time for another Paper Players Challenge.  This week, our amazing Ann is hosting a fun Color Challenge.  She chose Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry and Polished Pink plus one more color.  I chose Sahara Sand as my optional color.  It’s a subtle Neutral that works with both warm and cool colors.

My card has lots of layers and a simple basket of blooms.  The layers create the depth needed for this simple design.  Along with this bold color combination, I’m showcasing the Season’s Blessings Bundle which is in the Annual Catalog on page 94. The Bundle includes the Season’s Blessings Stamp Set and the Seasonal Basket Dies. The dies match all of the flower blooms in the stamps.  It’s easy to fill your basket with beautiful stamped and die cut blooms for Christmas, Fall and anything in between.

The crisp, bold colors are perfect for these large blooms and a neutral basket.  Each of the flowers are stamped, die cut and attached with Dimensionals. The mixed sentiment font is perfect for the relaxed look of the blooms in a basket.

So, find a great Bundle, die cut some large flowers, pop them into a basket and say thank you to someone special.  Oh, and don’t forget to link up with us over at the Paper Players. We all love to see your creations.

…the only limitation is your imagination!

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

 

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

  • 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.

 

 

Click to shop my online store at Stampin’ Up!

 

 

FREE Treat Bag Tutorial

Hello Friends!

The weather is beautiful here in New Jersey and we’re being promised a great weather weekend.  It’s a much needed change for us. I hope you have some fun weekend plans and can also spend some time in your craft room!

One of my Mini Treat Bags is standing alone today.  This one happens to be my favorite and I thought I’d showcase it.  As promised, I put together a quick tutorial for the Mini Treat Bags.  The treat bag in the picture above is die cut from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Dies.  They are a favorite and served me well over the years getting treat bags ready for my daughter’s students. I have a few of those favorites that will remain in their designated space in my craft room!

You can download the PDF by clicking the button below.  I hope you enjoy the tutorial and have fun designing your own treat bags.

So, grab your favorite DSP, make a few cuts, score a few lines and create something fun to fill and give!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

 

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

  • 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.

 

 

Click to shop my online store at Stampin’ Up!

 

 

More Frightfully Cute Cuteness!

Hello friends! It’s Friday and I’m sharing more cuteness from the Frightfully Cute Bundle and the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper.

I know I’ve said it in the past. I am probably the biggest fan of Designer Series Paper. It inspires me with great color combinations and card designs. The Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper is amazingly cute and inspired me to create a few treat bags and Halloween tags. These bags and tags are fun to put together. With both the DSP and the Frightfully Cute Bundle, your creativity will run high. That is my promise to you.

I took single pictures of each of my tags and I’ll give you a quick and easy how to after each one. Have fun adding your own twist.

The Basic Tag Recipe:

  • Each tag is die cut using the largest die in the Tailor Made Tags Dies.
  • The Basic Black tags measure 4″ x 1 3/4″ if you want to create your own tag.
  • The patterned paper  layer for each tag measures 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″.
  • The tag die cuts a small hole in the top for ribbon or twine.
  • Die cut a bunch of fun images with the Frightful Tags Dies matching the images and colors to your tag.
  • Attach the die cuts to your tags with Multipurpose Glue, Dimensionals or whatever adhesive you prefer.
  • Most importantly… Have fun mixing and matching!

The Hiding Ghost Tag:

  • I cut the Designer Series Paper so the ghost would be hiding behind the tree in the image above.
  • The tree, fence and “orange” moon are all die cuts.

The Wise Owl Tag:

  • The fence, tree, “purple moon” and owl are all die cuts attached to the Haunted House DSP in the tag above.
  • When you die cut the owl, his eyes are open circles. I slipped a tiny scrap of white cardstock behind his eyes.

The Witch’s Hat And Web Tag:

  • The spider web, witch’s hat, owl and “white moon” are all die cuts.
  • I also slipped a scrap of white cardstock behind the owl’s eyes.
  • Notice the embossed detail in the die cut images.

I wanted a small treat bag for these tags and found an oldie but goodie in my die collection.  The Dies are called the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies.  If you have them, they are a quick and easy way to create the treat bag I used today.

If you don’t have the Mini Treat Bag Dies, check in tomorrow for a quick PDF tutorial.

So, pick up the Frightfully Cute Bundle, die cut lots of fun images and create fun tags for your Halloween treats!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

For today’s product details, click on the images below.

 

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! Santa’s elves might be hard at work in the North Pole but with this all-inclusive kit, the hard work is done for you! All pieces are printed, die cut, and ready for you to craft. 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.

 

 

HAUNTS & HARVEST PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
  • Today is the last day to order the September Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit.
  • Haunts & Harvest Kit Details
    • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 treat packages—4 each of 3 designs. The all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut boxes, die-cut sheets, adhesive, and more!
    • Finished treat box size: 2-1/2″ x 2″
    • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
    • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Pale Papaya, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Succulent
    • This month’s Kit has a unique offering:  The box turns into a wheelbarrow to display your too-cute-to-spook treat packages.

To sign up for the Haunts & Harvest Kit, click the banner below.

 

SALE-A-BRATION

  • 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.

 

Click to shop my online store at Stampin’ Up!