Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Herb Garden Thank You

My sister-in-law showed up for Thanksgiving with this beautiful herb garden in hand ~ lucky me!  I knew just what I wanted to use on a thank you card for her!

I combined Basket of Wishes and Live, Love, Grow to create (as best I could) a reproduction with paper and ink.  This card is so cute, if I do say so myself!  It is perfectly "me." When you figure out what your style is, it is fun to bring that personality out on each card.  

It measures 4 1/4" square.  I love square cards, but don't always want to pay extra postage for the shape.  If you make it 4 1/4" square, it will fit into a Medium Envelope from our catalog and no extra postage will be necessary.

I started with a piece of Old Olive measuring 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" and scored it at 4 1/4" to create the base. I embossed the front only of the base with the Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Next I cut a piece of Always Artichoke at 3 3/4" x 3 3/4."  A 3 1/2" square of Watercolor Paper is glued to the Artichoke layer after stamping and watercoloring the plant.

Stampin' Ink Pads used:  Basic Gray, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Garden Green, and Sahara Sand.

Coloring Tools and Accessories:  Aqua Painter, Blender Pen, and Old Olive Baker's Twine

I covered the back flap of the envelope with a piece of Always Artichoke Designer Series Paper.

On the inside I layered Old Artichoke with Watercolor Paper, stamped a sprig from Live, Love, Grow, and a Thank You from a brand new set called All Things Thanks.  It will be available when the Occasions Catalog comes out on January 4, 2017.

I hope you like my little card as much as I do!  It was fun and easy to make.  I used the Aqua Painter to color the basket, but found the Blender Pen to be easier on the plants.  Give it a try!  


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Monday, November 28, 2016

Online Extravaganza's Last Day and an Unconventional Christmas Card!

Today is the final day of our November Online Extravaganza.  One more day to get in on these fabulous bargains!  Plus, today - for 24 hours - is the Flash Sale with extra products to choose 
from.  Here is what's up ~

Personally, I don't know how anyone can be without the Magnetic Platform for the Big Shot!  It is an absolute staple in my craft room and gets used almost daily.  Do you have one yet?  If not, get it today with a 35% discount.  Normally $40, today it is $26.00!

The Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack is also on sale today.  It is 40% off; normally $10, you can buy it today for $6.  I thought I'd try using it on a Christmas card today and this is what I came up with~

Now this is definitely not your typical Christmas card! But I kind of like the modern, artsy feel of the Playful Palette tree on the background paper from the same stack.

I used Basic Black for the base card. A 1 1/2" strip of Emerald Envy goes right across the middle of the Emerald cross hatch print layer.  I attached a piece of Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon on the strip before gluing it down.  The black scalloped oval is the largest of the Layering Ovals Framelits.  The tree is cropped from Perfect Pines Framelits and a colorful piece of Playful Palette.

The sentiment is from Merriest Wishes and cropped from Very Vanilla cardstock and the smallest oval in Layering Ovals Framelits.  Three medium rhinestones give it just a touch of sparkle.

I would love to hear what you think of my unconventional Christmas card!  

Now hit that Shop Now button and take advantage of some great prices!  It will end tonight! Happy Shopping and Happy Stamping!


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Friday, November 25, 2016

Paper Pumpkin Christmas Cards

I LOVE this month's Paper Pumpkin kit!  It makes these cute small cards which are darling by themselves, but I decided to "beef" it up just a little by cutting the white card in half and gluing it to a Note Card-sized base of Dapper Denim cardstock.

Then I took the inside piece of the original card and glued it to the inside of my Dapper Denim card base.

One helpful hint ~ Cut your card base slightly smaller so it will easily slip into the Dapper Denim envelopes that are provided with the kit. My base card measures 4 7/8" x 3 1/2." With the many layers on the front of the card, this adjustment makes a better fit into the envelopes.

Click on the following link to watch the video for this Paper Pumpkin kit:

Are you a subscriber to Paper Pumpkin yet?  Why not???  Go to to read all about becoming a subscriber.  You will get a box of fun every month in your mailbox as long as you want to keep it coming.  It's less than $20 a month!  You can also try it for one month only by clicking on the "Shop Now" button above and selecting Paper Pumpkin.  You will have the options of a 1-month, 3-months, 6-months, or 12-months pre-paid subscription.  The 6 and 12 month subscriptions are discounted.  These make awesome Christmas gifts! If you decide to get the ongoing subscription through you can cancel at any time.  Please name me as your demonstrator! Thanks!

Online Extravaganza is still going!  Don't miss out on these bargain prices! Click below to view the products offered:

Have a wonderful weekend!  Back next week~


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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Teasers, Tempters, Call Them What You Will...

Scroll down for some sample cards...

Have you looked through the list of sale items that are available this week?  There are some great bargains on some favorite products.  If you were hesitating about any of these products, now would be the time to get them!  Some are 10% off, others 20%, 30%, and 40% off now until November 28.

If you missed the list, I'll post it again for you ~

The top three items were part of the Flash Sale on Monday.  Those items are not part of the week-long offerings.  How about some enticement?

Wonder of Christmas Stamp Set (Clear) #142139, Holiday Catalog Page 14, $19.99, Now $17.10
or (Wood) #142136, $27.00, Now $23.40
Card CASEd from Michelle Andrews

Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper #141632, Annual Catalog page 172, $13.00, Now $10.40

Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper #140550, Annual Catalog page 175, $5.00, Now $3.50

And there is so much more!  Have some fun browsing through the list along with your catalog and then add some great finds to your shopping cart.  When you order up to $149.99, please add this Hostess Code to your order -- 6B6CSEPF.  If you are ordering $150 or more, you will get to pick your own Stampin' Rewards with your order.  If you do use my November Hostess code, I thank you, and I have a little gift for you, so be sure to leave your contact information when you order!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!  I'll be back with more after the holiday.  Until then ~

Happy Stamping!