Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Pick of the Crop


Good evening my fabulous friends! I hope you're all ready for some more Paper Pumpkin Alternative fun!!! We're hopping with the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Design Team this evening to bring you a fantastic round of Alternative projects featuring the June 2022 "Pick Of The Crop" Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Boy oh boy do I have a beautiful card to share with you! It's so different, that it doesn't even look like it goes with this kit! LOVE IT!!!


Even though Blackberry Bliss is one of the colors in this month's kit, it looks totally different when it's basically the only color besides White! lol. 

Yesterday, for my Make-It Monday LIVE, I did a spotlight technique and talked about the use of it.  
(Be sure to go back to yesterday's post to check it out and get your FREE PDF tutorials!!)

Tonight, I'm using the same technique and it will have a similar look.  But this one will have TEXTURE!!! YAYAYA!!!

I'm starting out with a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Basic White Cardstock and some Blackberry Bliss Ink and Blending Brush.  I apply the ink LIGHTLY in a circular motion and continue to apply until the color is how I want it.  Remember: You can always add MORE, but you can't take some away. 


Once I had the color right, I ran that piece of cardstock through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine in the new Quatrefoil Tile Embossing Folder.  It made a BEAUTIFUL background panel!

That piece of cardstock was layered onto a 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" piece of Blackberry Bliss Cardstock, and then attached to an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (scored at 4 1/4") THICK Basic White Card Base. 


There were lots of super cute die cut pieces leftover from this kit! I used three of the leftover floral sprigs to make a beautiful bouquet for my card front. I attached each of the sprigs together with Mini Glue Dots and then added Stampin' Dimensionals to the back to attach them to the card, after I tied a little thread bow around the stems. 


The kit has some really cute long labels that I thought looked similar to the Lovely Labels Punch.  So, I used a 3 1/2" x 1/2" strip of Basic White Cardstock and punched each of the ends to make my own label.  I stamped it with the "You're The Pick Of The Crop" stamp in Blackberry Bliss ink and attached it to the card front with dimensionals. 


To decorate the inside of the card and the envelope, I stamped the long sprig in Blackberry Bliss ink, and then used a Water Painter Brush to add a light hint of Blackberry Bliss ink to the petals. 

It's amazing how closely it matches the die cut pieces! LOVE IT!


To finish off my sweet card, I added a few of the 2021-2023 In-Color Opal Rounds.  They're technically Fresh Freesia, but they coordinate very nicely I think!


So feminine and beautiful I think!


Thanks so much for stopping by this evening! I hope you enjoyed my alternative project! If you're able, go back a couple posts to see another alternative project that I shared the other day! It uses a little cardstock and the stamps from this kit!

Be sure to follow the hop all the way around so you don't miss out on any fantastic alternative projects! Click the NEXT button below to head over to Ms Deb's blog. She's got a great project to share with you!

You can still take advantage of the Buy One Get One kit 50% off promotion for a few more days! Offer ends on June 30th, so be sure to get yours ordered today!


Have you seen the new GORGEOUS 2022-2024 In-Colors?  Join my In-Color Club and get a fantastic selection of products featuring the new In-Colors, at a price that doesn't make your pocketbook scream! Now you CAN get all the things!! PLUS, get a set of the new In-Color Matte Dots FOR FREE!!  To sign up, click the image below. :-) 


To receive the upcoming 2022-2023 Annual Catalog (Idea Book),
click the image here to go to the request form!



Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!
#TheStampinChic

If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used on today's project, simply click an image below to be taken directly to my website. Enjoy!

Product List

Monday, June 27, 2022

Fancy Folds Stampers Showcase Blog Hop


Good morning my crafty friends!!! It's the last Monday of the month and that means it's time for the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop once again! YAYA!!!  This month's theme is probably my favorite of all time: FANCY FOLDS!  Each of the blogs you visit today will not only have a fabulously fantastic fancy fold card, but they will also include a printable tutorial!! How awesome is that?!



Not only do I have a super cute Fancy Fold card (and tutorial) to share with you today, but I'm also giving you a super sneak peek at upcoming FREE Sale-A-Bration items!! WOOT WOOT!! SNEAKY PEEKY!!! YAYAYA!!!

The Hippest Hippos Stamp Set and coordinating Hippos Dies are BOTH in the upcoming Sale-A-Bration Brochure that will go LIVE on July 1st.  That's only a few short days away! YAYAY!  You'll be able to visit my website on the first to check out the HOT OFF THE PRESSES Holiday 2022 Catalog as well as the SAB brochure. This is one of the most exciting times of the Stampin' Up year! I dunno about you, but I always look forward to the Holiday catalog!

Hippest Hippos Stamp Set

Hippo Dies

Each of the Blogs (listed below) in the hop, will have a fantastic Fancy Fold Card to share with you. They'll also have a printable PDF tutorial for their project! Pretty cool huh?  You'll get a really nice collection of Fancy Fold tutorials absolutely FREE just for hanging out with us today! 

For my project, you'll need: 

* Flirty Flamingo Cardstock 6"x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" for base
* Flirty Flamingo Cardstock 4" x 4", scored at 1/2" for flap
* Flirty Flamingo Cardstock 3"x 3", cut with 2nd largest Scalloped Circles Die
* Basic White Cardstock 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" for inside panel
* Basic White Cardstock – 2 3⁄4” x 2 3⁄4” (die cut with 2nd largest Stylish Shapes Die)
* Basic White Cardstock – scrap for stamping & die cut dancing Hippo
* DSP – 1 5⁄8” x 5 3⁄8”, 3 3⁄8” x 3 7⁄8”
* 2021-2023 In-Color Opal Rounds
* White Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon (42")

Instructions:
* Stamp hippo & sentiment on inside panel in Memento ink. Color hippo & die cut dancing hippo with
Stampin’ Blends markers.
* Glue 1⁄2” strip of 4”x4” Flirty Flamingo Cardstock to the right backside of inside panel, then glue inside panel to inside of card base.
* Attach DSP strips to coordinating spots on card front.
* Using a Blending Brush and Pool Party ink, create a spotlight of color in the middle of the Basic White Stitched Circle.
* Adhere circle to Scalloped Circle with Stampin’ Seal.
* Attach entire circle piece to the 4”x4” panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
* Add a few In-Color Opal Rounds to panel for embellishment.
* Cut two 21” lengths of White Crinkle Ribbon, then shred each up the middle into two skinny strips (making four strips). Holding all the strips together, tie into a bow and attach with a Mini Glue Dot to finish off the card.

I absolutely LOVE the bow on this card. It's a super cute one I learned from my sweet stampin' friend Tammy Wilson who makes the best bows ever! 


I think this card is just as adorable as it can be. Now I just need to decide who I'm going to send it to! 


I hope you enjoyed today's project! If you'd like to create it for yourself, you can get the PDF tutorial here. 

Be sure to visit all of the blogs below to get your FREE tutorials from each of them as well! What a terrific collection of beautiful Fancy Fold tutorials!



Have you seen the new GORGEOUS 2022-2024 In-Colors?  Join my In-Color Club and get a fantastic selection of products featuring the new In-Colors, at a price that doesn't make your pocketbook scream! Now you CAN get all the things!! PLUS, get a set of the new In-Color Matte Dots FOR FREE!!  To sign up, click the image below. :-) 


You can still take advantage of the Buy One Get One kit 50% off promotion for a few more days! Offer ends on June 30th, so be sure to get yours ordered today!


To receive the upcoming 2022-2023 Annual Catalog (Idea Book),

click the image here to go to the request form!



Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!
#TheStampinChic