How Much You Mean To Me

Hi!  Welcome to today’s card.  I am playing with the Nature’s Harvest Suite of products from the July-December Mini today.

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Love the fall colors in this card.  As fall is my favorite season, I was excited to start working on fall cards.   I also love the sentiment stamped on Vellum cardstock – it really does pop against the Evening Evergreen card stock.

The base of the card is Soft Succulent – measuring 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.  The Evening Evergreen layer measures 4″ x 5 1/4″ and is embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder.

The flowers are stamped in Memento Black ink and colored with Cajun Craze and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  The chaff behind the flowers are die cut from Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry card stock.

I am offering a FREE tutorial featuring the Nature’s Harvest Suite with a $50 purchase!

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If Friends Were Pumpkins

Hi!  Today I am excited to playing along in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights!   I haven’t participated in quite a while – so am thankful to have this opportunity to participate this month.

Our theme is Thank You.  I chose to use the Pretty Pumpkins Bundle from the July-December Mini Catalog.

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Have you seen or tried the Stampin’ Blends and  Alcohol technique?  That is what I used to create my background for this card.  Scribble your Stampin’ Blends on a piece of Vellum Cardstock.  Then use a Water Painter filled with 91% or higher rubbing alcohol to drip, pounce or swirl through the ink to move and blend it.   You will need to let air dry completely – overnight would be best – before using.

For this card, I used the Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight Blends.

Once it has dried, I stamped the leaves and sentiment from the Pretty Pumpkins stamp set in Early Espresso ink.

The pumpkins are stamped in Cajun Craze ink on Cajun Craze card stock and die cut.  The leaves are die cut from Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Crushed Curry, and Cherry Cobbler card stock.

The vellum is mounted on a piece of Basic White card stock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The base of the card is Early Espresso and measures 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ and folded.

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Shaking It Up

Hi!  Welcome to the last day of Penguin Place!  I hope you have enjoyed the projects this week.  I am ending the week with this adorable Shaker Card!

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Have you ever made a Shaker Card before?  They are fun!  This ones uses the Cloche Dies and Cloche Shaker Domes in the July-December Mini.

The base of the card is Soft Succulent.  You will need two pieces of Basic White – the top layer shown in the picture and a smaller piece behind it as the base to attach the dome.   The smaller piece needs to be big enough to attach the dome.

  • Basic White – 5 1/4 x 4″ and 3 1/2″ x 4″
  • Designer Series Paper – 4 1/2″ x 4″

Use the rounded edge die from the set to cut the bottom of the Designer Series Paper.

Attach the Designer Series Paper to the 5 1/4″ x 4″ Basic White then run them through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss with the Cloche Dome die.

Stamp the Penguin in Jet Black StaZon on a scrap of Basic White.  Stamp his eyes in the same ink and his beak with Pumpkin Pie.  The scarf and hat are stamped in Soft Succulent and fussy cut with Paper Snips.  The tree is stamped in Pear Pizzazz and fussy cut.  His feet are punched from Pumpkin Pie card stock.

Stamp the smaller Basic White piece with the snowflake stamp in Fresh Freesia ink – especially the center will the dome will go.  Attach the penguin and tree to the smaller Basic White using dimensionals – if needed place the die cut Basic White layer on top so you can align the placement where the dome will go.  Sprinkle Subtle Shimmer sequins over the penguin and tree.  Use a static free sheet – dryer sheet or Swiffer cloth and run it over the inside of the Cloche Shaker Dome before attaching over the penguin and trees.

Attach the larger Basic White piece to the smaller one – aligning the dome in the opening.

Attach to the card base.

Run a scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss with the wood grain die.  Attach below the dome.

Stamp sentiment in Versamark on scrap of Soft Succulent.  Emboss with White embossing powder.  Punch hole in one end and use Paper Snips to create flag end.

Use Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blends to color a piece of Basic White bakers twine.  Tie on tag and place at top of dome with a glue dot.

This one is a little more work than the previous projects but such a fun card. I hope you will give it a try.

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Not Just For Cards

Hi!  We are changing it up today and showcasing a TAG!  I haven’t made tags in quite a while – but they are fun and can add a special touch to your gifts.

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Doesn’t he make the cutest Rudolph?  Cracks me up – he’s so cute!

The Penguin Playmate Designer Series Paper (FREE with your $50 purchase prior to S/H and tax) is the base for our tag.  The top of the base is punched with the Fancy Tag Topper punch.

The Layering Circle dies are used to create the Scalloped Basic White layer and the Basic White circle behind the penguin.  Use a blending brush and Just Jade ink to light color the circle.

Stamp the penguin in Jet Black StaZOn ink on a scrap of Basic White. The eyes are also stamped with Jet Black StaZon and his nose with Real Red.  Use the coordinating punch to punch him out.  His feet are punched from Pale Papaya cardstock.   The scarf is stamped in Misty Moonlight and the antler in Cinnamon Cider ink.  Both are fussy cut.

The various presents are stamped in Fresh Freesia, Calypso Coral and Misty Moonlight.  The tree is stamped in Shaded Spruce.  All of these are also fussy cut.

The sentiment is stamped with Misty Moonlight ink on Soft Succulent scrap and punched with the Banners Pick a Punch.

Both the penguin and sentiment are attached using dimensionals while the remaining pieces are attached using Seal.

Are you falling in love with the Bundle yet?  Don’t forget, if you order the bundle and add in cardstock or embellishments to reach $50 in merchandise, you can select the Penguin Playmate DSP FREE!  But only through Sept 30 – so don’t delay!

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And His Friends

Hi!  Today we introduce you to Penguin’s friends! While the stamp set does not contain any friends, the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper that you can earn FREE with  a $50 US purchase (prior to S/H and tax) – make great additions to your projects like this one!

While you can use the punch to punch out the Penguin from the Designer Series Paper, you will need to use your Paper Snips to fussy cut the bear and fox.  But they are so cute together and pretty straightforward.   Side question – do you find fussy cutting relaxing?  I took a sheet of this paper and sat and fussy cut the critters pretty quickly while watching some TV.

The base for this card is the In Color Fresh Freesia that was introduced this year.  Stamp some snowflakes in Fresh Freesia ink on the base before attaching the playmates. A strip of the striped Designer Series Paper provides a nice contrast for our playmates to sit on.

The hat on the bear is stamped in Just Jade ink and fussy cut as well.   The sentiment is stamped using VersaMark ink on Misty Moonlight card stock.  Sprinkle on some White Embossing powder from the Basics Emboss Powder pack and heat set with the Heat tool.   Then die cut using the Messages Die (this is a great die – it gives you so many different looks and there are many different sentiments that will fit in the various labels).   Finish the card by adhering some subtle shimmer sequins.

While fussy cutting may be a little time consuming, it would still be easy enough to mass produce this card for the upcoming holiday.

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What is a Lottle

Hi!  Welcome to Day 2 of Penguin week!  What if you just needed a card for a friend?  Well, today’s card has you covered!

So you probably asking – what is a “lottle”.  When I first saw this in the catalog, I had to google it as I had never heard the word – and basically, the following sentiment in the catalog nails it – “Its like a little but a lot”.  Quirky – but cute.

The base is once again Misty Moonlight cardstock.  This is a mini square card 3″x3″ -so your base would measure 3″ x 6″ – score at 3″ and fold.  It is embossed with the Tasteful Textures 3D Embossing folder.

The penguin uses Paper Piecing technique – stamp the main penguin body in Jet Black StaZon and stamp on the Just Jade Designer Series Paper and punch.   Stamp again on Basic White and punch with the inside piece.  Punch the feet from Pumpkin Pie cardstock – layer together.   His beak is stamped with Pumpkin Pie ink, the eyes with Jet Black StaZon and the heart and bow with Petal Pink ink.

The layer behind the penguin uses the Seasonal Labels dies found on page 18 of the July-December Mini Catalog.  The sentiment is stamped in Misty Moonlight ink on Basic White cardstock.  Finish off the card with In Color Jewel (on the bow) and a piece of White Glittered Organdy Ribbon (layered with the sentiment).

Just a reminder – we are half-way through Sale-A-Bration.  And there are 3 ways to take advantage of this great promotion.

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Penguin Birthday

Hi!  Welcome to Penguin week here on the Blog!  The Penguin Place bundle in the July-December Mini Catalog is so cute and can be used for more than just your Christmas projects – tho I’ll be showcasing some of those, too.

Today we will start with this birthday card:

The coordinating punch makes it easy to make adorable cards.  Pair this bundle with the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper (FREE with a $50 purchase – prior to S/H and tax) and you’ll have tons of fun creating with this guy.

The penguin body is punched from Basic Black cardstock and the belly from Basic White.  Stamp the eyes in Jet Black StaZon and the beak in So Saffron.

The bow tie and hat are stamped in Just Jade ink and fussy cut with Paper Snips.  The balloon is stamped in Fresh Freesia ink and if you have the retired Balloon Punch – the smaller balloon fits this perfectly.  If not, then fussy cut with your Paper Snips.

The base is Misty Moonlight cardstock.  The Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper is used for the striped banner and the layer behind the penguin. A small piece of Basic White acts as snow for the penguin to stand on.  A few star sequins from the Cute Stars Adhesive Backed Sequins pack also in the mini finish the card.

You will find all products to make this card in my on-line store.  Simply click on one of the product links below and it will take you to my store.  Don’t forget, once you reach $50 in your cart, you can choose the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper FREE!

Make sure to check back tomorrow for another project using these adorable penguins!

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