Thursday, September 29, 2016

World Card Making Day!

Did you know that October 1st is World Card making day?  It is!  And its a great day to make and send a card to someone you are thinking about! I was reminded just this week how special it is to receive cards.  My husband's father passed away recently and he received a couple cards in the mail, one from the hospice facility that was caring for his dad, and one from a member of the men's group at church.  He was surprised to receive them and was really touched.  He said 'you know, I think I'm a believer in this card sending thing.'  Kinda funny coming from a man whose wife makes cards for a living, but these cards really touched him and he has them on his desk still a week later,   Who can you send a card to?  I bet there are lots of people who would love a little note just saying "Hi" or thinking of you! and of course, Happy Birthday!!
There are some fun Deals going on right for World Card making day!  Selected styles of Designer Series paper is Buy one get one FREE for the month of October!
 And, a selection of items is on sale just for World Card Making Day, October 1st through the 5th.
This is a great time to stock up!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Halloween Treats brought to you by Paper Pumpkin

Hi Everyone!  I wanted to share what the September Paper Pumpkin kit was!  You get 16 of these fun Halloween Test tubes to pass out to your favorite trick or treaters!  The kit also came with a fun Halloween themed stamp set.  Extra kit refills are available for Paper Pumpkin Subscribers, and I can help you get one! Just contact me if you would like one!  Refills are $8 and do not include the stamp set, full kits are $17.00 and do include the stamp set and an Old Olive stamp set.
Check out the photos below to see what you can make.

 The pumpkins were made with the stamp set included with the full kit.
 Sunflowers are also made with the full kit stamp.

Here is what the refill kit comes with.

Right now, through Oct 10th, subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and pay for your first month, and get your second month FREE! You can choose to cancel your subscription after that, but I think you will want to keep it going!   In the past, the November kit has had a Christmas theme to it!
Contact me with any questions, or click the link on the right to join Paper Pumpkin today!! Put the code BOGO in promo space to get the buy one get one deal! 

Trick or Treat!

Hi Everyone!  Today I am sharing a card that we made at Stamp camp this weekend!  I am loving the Cookie Cutter Halloween and Cookie Cutter Christmas sets and we used them on couple projects this weekend. 

The Halloween Night Designer Series paper does a lot of the work here, those houses are all done for you!

For this card we used the mummy and the skeleton.  I used a Crumb Cake and Smokey Slate marker to add a little bit of shadow to the mummy and skeleton to make them less flat.  

The Trick or Treat comes from the Spooky Fun set. 

We used the Halloween night enamel dots and Halloween Night Washi tape as some fun accents on our card.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Hoppy Little Baby ~ shower treats

Hi Everyone!  I have been focusing on a lot of products from the Holiday Catalog lately but today I am going to share a sweet little baby shower favor.  I was asked to come up with a baby shower treat holder and that it be simple, fast and inexpensive. No problem!  I have made this little triangle treat holder many times. It is so easy to make and customize for any occasion.   I used a stamp set called Made With Love.  This is such a sweet stamp set and it co-ordinates with some Framelits to cut out those cute onesies.

The box is not too big, not too small and you can fill it with Hersey kisses or Jordan almonds or whatever you like.  The look cute all stacked up against each other in a display, or at each place setting. 
I used Pink Pirouette cardstock here, as well as Pink Pirouette, Smokey Slate, and Basic Gray ink.  The ribbon is actually Blushing Bride, but the satin sheen on the ribbon makes it work really nicely with Pink Pirouette too. 
The box can be made in various measurements.  I like to be able to get two from one sheet of cardstock.  This box is 8 1/2 by 4 1/2.   I scored the cardstock in half at 4 1/4. Make a little mark half the 4 1/2 side, both ends, and then line up that little mark with the center score line and make an angled score.  Do this on all four sides.

You end up with a piece like this. 
You will now need to make your holes and you simply fold it up and use a hole punch at both sides. 

Now your box looks like this! 
Thread the ribbon through the holes and slightly close the box to fill it with your treats.  Then, pull it closed and tie, no adhesives needed to assemble the box (except for the image on the front) and your guests can open and close it without having to rip it open! And you save on adhesives!

Because they are so simple to make I decided to quickly make up a holiday version. 
I just love the Cookie Cutter Christmas set! I thought it was so clever of the designer to make this Reindeer use the same punch as the gingerbread man!  It's just upside down! Love it!

Aren't they cute?  I think so!

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