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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Color Me Autumn Meets the Envelope Punch Board

I love fall!  It's my favorite season...the smells and colors, the crisp air, leaves dancing in the wind, back to school time, sweaters (I love sweaters!), pumpkin, apples, cinnamon and Thanksgiving which is by far my favorite holiday...sometimes we celebrate both Canadian and American Thanksgiving at our house because I love it so much!  What about you?  Leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite season is!

The other day I was playing with some of my new Holiday Catalog stuff, of course the fall themed stuff, and came up with a cute box.  Did I mention how much I love my job????  I get paid to play with paper and ink...what could be better!!!

I used Soft Suede cardstock and the Envelope Punch Board to make my box (if you don't already have the Envelope Punch Board, you NEED one!).  It's embellished with some Color Me Autumn DSP, luscious Hello Honey ribbon and a cute, rustic little wooden acorn (yep, we have autumn wooden elements in the Holiday Catalog!).  The sentiment comes from a fantastic stamp set called Merry Everything and is full of tags for all the occasions from now to New Years!  And, here's the best part, it has a coordinating punch!  You know how much I love it when stamps have coordinating punches or framelits!!!

I put together a little photo tutorial for you so you can make some of these great little boxes.  You are going to want to start with an 8x8 piece of cardstock and then just follow the tutorial.  Remember,  you can click on the picture to make it bigger (and don't forget to pin it so you remember how to make it!).

I put some apple cider packets and a little 3x3 card in my box so it's all ready to give to someone special this fall.

When the Holiday Catalog goes live on Aug 28, you will be able to order everything you need to create this box at home in my online store.  Grab the shopping list and place your order before the end of August with the hostess code JVPYSGHR to be entered to win a pack of the new gold buttons from the Holiday Catalog!

Shopping List
Stamps:  Merry Everything, For All Things
Ink:  Soft Suede
Cardstock:  Soft Suede 
DSP:  Color Me Autumn
Accessories:  Stitched Satin Ribbon (Hello Honey), Autumn Wooden Elements
Tools:  Envelop Punch Board

Have an inspired day!


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Simple Card Sunday-Episode 2

Happy Sunday everyone!  It's been a rough day at my laptop died and I almost started my oven mitt on fire.  Thankfully the oven mitt incident was minor...just a little smoke and a bad smell!  And, my awesome husband built and ordered me a new laptop.  I can't wait for it to arrive!

Anyway, on to some stamping, right?  Today I have another simple card to share.  Remember for a card to be classified as perfect for Simple Card Sunday it has to be done with minimal supplies, be created in 5 easy steps and be able to be made in 10-15 minutes.

And, here it is in all it's glory!

5 Simple Steps:
  • Fold the Early Espresso piece in half
  • Glue the 4 pieces of DSP (2x2) to the Crumb Cake piece (4 x 5 1/4)
  • Tie the ribbon and attach it to the card
  • Stamp the sentiment (Petite Pairs with Early Espresso ink)
  • Glue the Crumb Cake piece to the Early Espresso card base

And, for you visual people, here's a video so you can see me assemble the card in real time!  I even included a tip for tying knots!

And, here are a couple more ideas for this same card layout.

This one uses the Confetti Celebration DSP and Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set

I flipped this one and used the Amazing Birthday set as well as a little embossing and a little washi tape!
You can find everything you need to create my featured card in my online store.  Grab the shopping list and head on over there to place your order today.  Don't forget to use the hostess code JVPYSGHR to be entered for a prize!

Shopping List
Stamps:  Petite Pairs
Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
DSP:  Color Me Autumn (available when the Holiday Catalog goes live in Sept)
Ink:  Early Espresso
Accessories:  Cotton Ribbon (Early Espresso)

Have an inspired day!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Girl and Her Blendabilities

Hi Stampers!  Remember last week when I showed you that card that I had colored with the Blendabilities?  And, remember how I said I was hopelessly addicted?  Well, I have another Blendabilities card to show you!  Tonight was my Blendabilities for Beginners class and it was so fun!  Everyone got a package of Blendabilities and a Memento Ink Pad.  We learned all about the markers and how to use them.  We made a color chart, colored some accessories and then just played with them by coloring some images.  Finally, we finished the evening making a card!

What do you think?  It was one of those cards that went a total different way than I had originally planned, but I'm so happy with the way it turned out.  I even got an "oooh, that's really pretty" from my husband when I showed him and it takes a lot to get that reaction out of him!!!!

I love how you can shade and blend with the Blendabilities.  Here....take a closer look at the coloring.....

Did you spot the little sneak peek item in this close up?  Leave a comment telling me what you think it is!

Everything you need to make this fun card can be found in my online store.  Grab the shopping list and head on over there to place your order.  Don't forget to use the hostess code JVPYSGHR to be entered to win a prize (that sneak peek item I mentioned!).

Shopping List
Stamps:  Bloom with Hope (Hostess), And Many More
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Mememto Black
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories:  Blendabilities (Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight), Old Olive Baker's Twine
Tools:  Big Shot, Modern Mosaic embossing folder, Modern Label punch, Stampin' Sponges

Have an inspired day!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Simple Card Sunday-Flashback Miss You Card

 Hi Stampers...happy Simple Card Sunday!  If you're new to Simple Card Sunday let me tell you how it works.  We are all busy and have limited creative time so my goal is to show you cards that can be made in 10-15 minutes, in 5 simple steps, using minimal supplies.  In addition to that, I will be having more videos for Simple Card Sunday so you can see me make the card in real time!

So, lets get on with our card this week!

You can make this card in 5 Simple Steps.

And, finally, here are a couple more ideas using the same layout!

This one is super simple and features the Park Lane DSP.
For this one, I flipped the card and stepped it up a bit with layered ribbon and some rhinestones.  It uses the All Is Calm DSP & Endless Wishes set which will be in the upcoming Holiday Catalog!

I love this layout...the measurements are easy and economical for mass production, it's quick and simple!

You can get everything you need to create my featured card in my online store. So grab the shopping list and head on over to my online store to shop today!

Shopping List
Stamps:  Really Good Greetings
Ink:  Pool Party
Cardstock:  Pool Party, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Real Red
DSP:  Flashback
Accessories:  Hello Honey ribbon
Tools:  Stampin' Sponges, Paper Snips, Owl Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Have an inspired day!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Blendabilities Meets Blooming With Hope

I feel like I need to shout it out...I LOVE COLORING!!!!  There...I feel better now!  I especially love coloring with the new Blendabilities Markers that were released with the catalog in June.  They color beautifully.  Let me show you...

I used them on the Watercolor Paper on this card.  I like it, but I do prefer coloring with them on plain old Whisper White cardstock.  I used the Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities to color the flowers on this card.  So fun!  Stay tuned for more Blendabilities colored cards...I'm hopelessly addicted!  ;)

You can find everything you need to create this card in my online store.  Head on over there with the Shopping List and place your order today!

Shopping List
Stamps:  Petite Pairs, Blooming with Hope (Hostess)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Blendabilities (Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight)
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Other Paper:  Watercolor Paper
Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding
Tools:  Big Shot, Circle Framelits, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Paper Piercer, Stampin' Sponges

Have an inspired day!