Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wicked Folds for Pals' October Blog Hop



Welcome to the Pals October 2017 Blog Hop featuring some very “Wicked Folds”. Thank you so much for joining us today. Sit back and enjoy the view while the Stampin’ Pretty Pals treat you with their wickedly folded projects. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.



At first glance, this might look like a regular A2-sized card, but when you open it.....



....the fun begins! I believe this fold is called the Dutch Door fold. I did zero stamping on the outside. Rather, I let the fun Spooky Night DSP do the work. I cut one 3" x 3" square out of the moon and tree piece of DSP, layered it on Very Vanilla. On the back of this square I adhered another piece of DSP that is seen on the inside. I glued this at the bottom and attached it to the "door" of the base card.



On the inside, I attached a piece of Very Vanilla on the lower right side, made a pocket for $$ on the left side and stamped it with some stamps from a past Paper Pumpkin kit. The BOO! is heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.


Those crazy fun pumpkins were simply cropped from the Spooky Night DSP using Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits.

The Halloween treat holder has candy inside - it's the perfect size for Starburst. I cut a few vines from Lemon Lime Twist using the same framelits, and tied it together with our new Black 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon. If you would like the directions for the treat holders, sign up for my Newsletter and let me know that you want the October edition. I'll send it right out to you!

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on November 8, 2017. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment.



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Friday, October 6, 2017

A Fox for Max


Does anybody else out there have a retired cardstock color that they just can't let go of? Mossy Meadow is mine. It just goes so well with so many things! What's your color?

My sweet little grandson is having a birthday party and he is loving the forest critters, so I made him this happy little fox card! As you can see, it's a gate fold and wait till you see the inside...


Isn't it cute? This little fox always makes me smile!

To make this gatefold card I started with a piece of cardstock that measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", then I scored each side at 2-1/8"and folded the 2 ends in toward the middle. I placed the 2nd largest circle from the Layering Circles Framelits where I wanted it and taped it down on one side with repositional tape. I opened the card up and cut 1/2 of the circle out, then closed it up again, taped the framelit to the other half of the card and repeated the process on the other side. Now there is a hole in the middle for the fox to peek out. To cover the front, I cut two strips of Delightful Daisy DSP that measure 1-7/8" x 5-1/4", placed them on the card front and determined where the hole needed to be cut. Repositional tape is your best friend with this technique!

I covered the inside back of the card with Pear Pizzazz.

I picked the Stitched Shape Circle Framelit that was just slightly smaller than the circle framelit I used and cut it out of Whisper White cardstock.  I glued it to the center of the hole.

I stamped the stump with Soft Suede and cut it out. I glued it at the bottom center of the white circle over some Mossy Meadow and Lemon Lime Twist foliage.

Mr. Fox sits on the stump, backed with Stampin' Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from Moon Baby. The tiny heart stamp is from Jar of Love.

I tied the card closed with a length of Calypso Coral 1/8" Sheer Ribbon.


It will go with the forest friends puppets and books that I bought him! So fun!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Karen


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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Copper Leaves and Hugs



Good morning! It's Wednesday already - this week is zooming by! I spent the day yesterday up in the foothills of California where Fall is in full swing. The air was crisp and the leaves are turning. Deer were grazing, and geese were honking their way across the sky. It was a beautiful setting for the retreat I was attending with my CBS Leadership Team. Ahhhh...now back to the hustle and bustle of the work week!

I love the copper tones for Fall. In this Get Well card I went through all my old DSP bins and pulled out every paper that I could find with copper in it and chose these four for the leaves. I cropped them out using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits. 

To assemble the card, I wrapped two strands of Linen Thread and two strips of Coppery Washi Tape around a panel of Cajun Craze then glued it to a layer of Crumb Cake. I adhered those two layers to the Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock base.

I overlapped the leaves and glued them down. I cropped "hugs" out of Early Espresso cardstock three times, using Lovely Words Thinlits, stacked and glued them on top of each other, then glued it to the card front. The tiny dots of coppery shine are Stickles (not SU) in Mercury Glass and Cinnamon.


This card is going to a dear friend who just had knee replacement surgery. I though he could use some "hugs!"

Enjoy the day! 

Karen


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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Beautiful Bouquet for TTTC017

Time for another Tic Tac Toe Challenge! This one was a bit of a stumper for me, but I ended up working it out!


I picked the center row: Layers/Circle/Sequins. I have a love/hate relationship with sequins. Anybody else with me there? They have a mind of their own and I usually get them stuck on everything but where I want them! Yet they add such a beautiful sparkle to the card that if I can conquer the battle, I really like the look!


I only used a few on this card. I guess they got the better of me! But there are enough to qualify for the challenge! :-)

I used the Beautiful Bouquet stamps and framelits bundle with Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, and Flirty Flamingo. Whenever I mix pinks and oranges, it takes me back to my freshman year in high school and my pink and orange flowered pantsuit....but I digress....

The layers are stacked with Very Vanilla (thick cardstock), Peekaboo Peach, and Early Espresso.

The circle is the largest of the Stitched Shapes Framelit circles. The sequins dot the centers of select flowers. And the bow is the 1/8" Sheer Ribbon in Calypso Coral.


A 5/8" strip of Painted Autumn DSP on the envelope ties it all together.

The sentiments from Beautiful Bouquet are so sweet! This makes a very tender, loving thank you card for a good friend.

As with every week, the variety of cards entered in the challenge is amazing. So many different takes on the same challenge board make it fun! See them HERE.

Enjoy the challenge, and have a great week!

Karen


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