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.

 

 

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Nature’s Harvest And A FREE Gift!

Hello friends and Happy Wednesday!

Today card is all about the versatility of the Nature’s Harvest Bundle.  I couldn’t resist cutting this patterned paper design from the Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper pack.  I hope my photography does it justice. This paper is really beautiful and if you love to create with lots of blue, like I do, this is for you. I’ve designed quite a few cards with some of the patterns and they are all so much fun to use, not to mention the color and design inspiration they give.

Here’s how this one came together:

  • I started with a standard A-2 top fold card base cut 11″ x 4 1/4″.
  • I like to use thin layers, but you don’t have to.  The bottom Misty Moonlight layer is 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″.
  • The patterned paper layer is 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″.
  • The scalloped Misty Moonlight layer is a die cut from the Scalloped Contours Dies. (If you didn’t pick these up, you should seriously consider adding them to your die collection. I promise you will use them time and again.  They are in the current Annual Catalog on page 158.
  • The Basic White cardstock top layer measures 2″ x 3 1/4: and fits perfectly inside the scalloped frame.
  • There’s a small background stamp in the Nature’s Harvest stamp set that’s inked with Misty Moonlight and stamped off once to get a light background shadow.
  • I stamped the small flower cluster from the stamp set in Early Espresso ink.
  • With my Misty Moonlight, Soft Succulent and Daffodil Delight Blends, I colored the stamped image.
  • The Misty Moonlight stamped sentiment is die cut with a perfectly sized frame in the Harvest Die set. The die also embosses a subtle border around the frame. It gives the sentiment frame a clean, classic look.
  • I finished my design with a few scattered Silver Metallic Pearls which should be a staple in your embellishment archive.

Here’s Your FREE Gift!

  • Starting today and running through Midnight (EDT) on August 30th, with each minimum order through my online store of $50.00 in product from any of the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs, I will send you a FREE package of the amazing Metallic Pearls embellishments and an additional “happy mail” surprise from me.
  • The Metallic Pearls pack includes brushed gold and silver mini pearls that are the perfect accent for any project. If you take a look at my Project Gallery you’ll see how much I use them. They give your design that little extra something!
  • Since it’s also Sale-A-Bration, you will be able to choose a FREE qualifying product from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.
  • It’s a win-win for you!

So, grab some bold patterned paper, cut a few layers, do a little coloring and create something special to say “thank you”!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

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

 

 

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.

 

 

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Sparkle of the Season for the Pals

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “My Happiest Season”. We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I always enjoy the change of seasons since each one has its own beauty. My happiest season, though is the Fall.  I enjoy the crisp air, Fall flowers and colors.  It’s also the season of Thanksgiving and gratitude!

Today’s card features the Sparkle of the Season Bundle from the new August – December, 2021 Mini Catalog.  Both the stamp set and dies will have you wreath making all year.  The patterned paper from the Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper was my color inspiration.  Mixing Misty Moonlight with Bumblebee and Cajun Craze makes for a fun Fall thank you card.

Here’s how I did it:

  • Cut a standard A-2 top fold card base 11″ X 4 1/4″ and score at 5 12″/
  • The thin Misty Moonlight layer is 4 1/7″ x 5 3/8″.
  • The Bumblebee patterned paper layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″‘
  • I die cut two Stitched Rectangles, one Basic White and one Misty Moonlight.  The Stitched Rectangles measure approximately  2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″.
  • All of my card elements are die cut using the Seasonal Swirls Dies.
  • I used a Fine Tip Glue Pen to attach and decorate my wteath.
  • The sentiment layer is 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ and is attached with Mini Dimensionals.

This is a very easy card to put together.  You will give your Cut & Emboss Machine a good workout, though. I guarantee you’ll have fun decorating all sorts of seasonal wreaths.

So, add Sparkle Of The Season to your Wish List and create a unique wreath!

...the only limitation is your imagination!

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on September 8th. Our theme will be “Focus on the Sentiment” when our Design Team creates a project showcasing a sentiment as the focal point of their project. Until then, have fun in your craft space.

 

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  4. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  5. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  6. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  7. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  8. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  9. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  10. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  14. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  16. Michelle Quinno at Shell Stamps
  17. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  18. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  19. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  20. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  21. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations

 

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

Pretty Pumpkins Are Pretty!

Happy Thursday

I designed today’s card from another favorite in the new Holiday Mini,  the Pretty Pumpkins Bundle.  These pumpkins are pretty, indeed and make it very easy to create pretty Fall themed projects.  The Bundle includes the Pretty Pumpkin Stamp Set and the Detailed Pumpkin Dies.  Purchase the Bundle and get a 10% discount.

Inspiration can come from anywhere.  It’s always around us. Today’s card is inspired by a catalog ad I saw.  When I saw this picture, Pretty Pumpkins came to my mind. It’s interesting how that happens.

Rather than using a wood background, I used a textured patterned paper from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper which is currently in the Annual Catalog.  My card base is Gray Granite and I added a Pool Party cardstock layer under the patterned paper.  The Gray Granite stamped pumpkin images are die cut with the matching die.  The bottom leaf cluster is stamped with Mossy Meadow ink and die cut with the matching die.

A tip and a trick:  I always use Thick Basic White cardstock for die cutting images when I can.  The thicker cardstock gives you a sturdy die cut which will give more dimension to your finished project.

My Blends are fabulous for coloring, but my favorite coloring tools are a Blender Pen and ink.  I used Gray Granite to outline the stamped lines of the pumpkins and shaded the leaves with Mossy Meadow ink and my Blender Pen.  I couldn’t resist inking up the background DSP, so I inked up my Blending Brush and had a little fun with Pool Party ink.

Isn’t the sentiment font gorgeous?  I stamped my thankful sentiment directly onto the DSP with Gray Granite ink.  Thank goodness for my Stamparatus.  I stamped the image more than once to get the sentiment a little darker than the pumpkins.

So, add Pretty Pumpkins to your Wish List, find some inspiration and create your special pretty pumpkins!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

THE NEW HOLIDAY MINI CATALOG

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.

You can click on any of the images below for details on the products I used today.

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The Harvest Meadow Suite Is Beautiful!

Happy Wednesday!

Today, I’m showcasing the Harvest Meadow Suite of Products from Stampin’ Up!’s newly launched Holiday Mini.  This Suite has an organic vibe.  It includes:

  • Cork Specialty Paper,
  • Diamond Weave Lace Ribbon that has a hand crocheted look,
  • Brushed Metallic Dots
  • A Timeworn Type 3-D Embossing Folder that looks like pages from an old book.
  • Soft, natural colors paired with bolder, brighter shades  
  • The Harvest Dies are perfect for layering or using as silhouette accents.  They also match the stamps and have two perfectly sized sentiment frames.
  • The Nature’s Harvest Stamp Set has 7 Cling Stamps.

My card was inspired by the Crumb Cake and Basic White wheat patterned paper from the Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper. There are wisps of Crumb Cake wheat stalks floating on a Basic White background.  The possibilities for adding color are endless.  I chose Bermuda Bay as an accent. The wheat stalks in the pattern paper also perfectly match the die cut wheat which I cropped in Thick Basic White cardstock using one of the dies from the Harvest Dies.

This card came together quickly once I decided on the Bermuda Bay accent.  I added a few Linen Thread circles to highlight the sentiment and completed the card with a few Gold Metallic Pearls.

A few posts back, I created a card using a similar design and a different pattern in the Harvest Meadow DSP pack. This pattern closely matches the pattern in the Timeworn Type Embossing Folder. The card is below.

So, it’s time to “harvest”! Grab the Nature’s Harvest Bundle, pick a pattern from the DSP,  add an embellishment or two and create something thankful!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

The New Holiday Mini Catalog

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.

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.

 

You can click on any of the images below for details on the products I used today.

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