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Welcome to the September PALS HOP! This month, we're featuring Fall/Halloween themed projects for your inspiration!
If you've hopped over from Pam Giudici's blog,Wacky Whippet Snapper, I'm stop number 9 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for papercrafted creations from the Stampin' Pretty Pals!
Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the PALS HOP LINE-UP at the end of my post and you'll be back on track!
For my Halloween inspiration, I went with the Kwik & Kool, (clean & simple) design on my cards.
These cards were created with a few of the new In Colors, Rub-On's, Jewels and a new Stamp Set from the Holiday Mini Catalog. See the recipes for each below the corresponding card.
Stamp Set: Dark & Dreary (clear mount #121151, wood mount #120837)Paper: Poppy Parade (in color card stock assortment #119797), Whisper White (#100730)Ink: Poppy Parade Classic Ink (#119782)Embellishments: Black Flourish Designer Jewels (#120987), Halloween Rub-On's (#120989)Tools: 2 1/2" Circle Punch (#120906), 3/4" Circle Punch (#119873), 1" Circle Punch (#119868)
Stamp Set: Dark & Dreary (clear mount #121151, wood mount #120837)Paper: Peach Parfait (in color card stock assortment #119797), Whisper White (#100730)Ink: Peach Parfait Classic Ink (#119783)Embellishments: Black Flourish Designer Jewels (#120987), Halloween Rub-On's (#120989)Tools: 2 1/2" Circle Punch (#120906), 3/4" Circle Punch (#119873), 1" Circle Punch (#119868)
Dark & Dreary Stamp Set (click to enlarge)
Hop along for more inspiring ideas from Mary Fish, at Stampin' Pretty, stop number 10 on the Fall/Halloween Pals Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!
This play set is fit for a boy or a girl with several mix and match options. I created little tee's with the Build-a-Bear, Beary Essentials Bigz Die (item #117978, $23.95). Last week, I shared with you the idea of these little tee's in this post.
Well, ever since last Thursday, I have been thinking of ways to customize more tee's. It was SO MUCH FUN!!
This card features some pretty Kiwi Kiss paper that is a current Stampin' Up! In Color. It is one of the items set to retire with the new Idea Book & Catalog (to be released July 1).
Be sure to stock up on your favorite items today. Some of these products are only available while supplies last AND are up to 50% OFF! View the Last Chance Accessories List here. You will want to order quickly before stock runs out - the list will be updated daily.
Today's card was created for my 6th wedding Anniversary. I was sorting through my personal Stampin' Up! stash and came across the JackPot Designer Paper. On one of the prints the word "heart" stood out to me. It seemed like a perfect fit for the feel I had in mind.
So, I trimmed only that word out and mounted it on top of another print from the collection. I like the simplicity of the card and the contrast of Kiwi Kiss against the Very Vanilla and Black patterned paper. See that cute little heart peeking out? Wonder how I did that?
Punch out a 1/2" circle on the JackPot paper
Stamp a small heart on Very Vanilla, punch it out using a 1" circle punch
Adhere the Very Vanilla circle to the backside of the JackPot paper
Adhere the JackPot paper to the Kiwi Kiss card base
Using a Jumbo Grommet, pierce it through the cardstock directly over the punched out circle
Bend the grommet's "legs" back using a bone folder or other hard object
There you have it ... a little peek hole for added interest. NOTE: The "i" and "u" are non-Stampin' Up! rub-on's. But you could easily substitute these letters with an alphabet stamp set, chipboard letters or even die cut letters.
Remember ... if you love any of the Last Chance items ... get 'em while they're still around!
Quick post today to summarize the sales ending today and fill you in on what is coming soon.
This card uses several of the current In Colors - including Pacific Point, Baja Breeze & Kiwi Kiss - all of which will not be available in the new 2009/2010 Idea Book & Catalog. So, be sure to check out my In Color promotion - it ends today!
It also features Designer Paper from the Good Morning Sunshine collection, which is part of the Buy 3, Get 1 Free promotion - also ending today!
This brand new stamp set is called Scene in a Garden and can be found in the Occasions Mini Catalog. If you didn't already know - the catalog was released today!!
Don't miss my earlier post to see more info on the mini.
You'll get 7 images in the Scene in a Garden set for only $21.95!
I can't decide what image is my favorite. I lean towards that adorable little bird and then I look at the rain boots all lined up in a row and my heart swoons.
Here's a snapshot of the full image set. Can you stand to pass it up? Imagine all the scenes you can create with these garden images.
This card uses the Mojo Monday sketch #80. At first, I was intimidated by all of the design elements here, but I am quite pleased with my result.
I used some Parisian Breeze Specialty designer paper on this card as well. I tell you, I'm not a huge fan of blue - but these papers are convincing me otherwise. LOL! I'm soooo glad I ordered this paper.
Parisian Breeze Specialty paper features:
■ 12" x 12", textured cover-weight card stock - adds dimension to your project ■ 12 sheets per package (2 each of 6 designs) ■ Exclusive designs and colors, with patterns based on Stampin’ Up! art ■ Coordinate with Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive colors: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Kraft ■ Acid and lignin free
Here's a snapshot view of the paper - doesn't it look so yummy together? The nice thing about Stampin' Up! is that everything coordinates. TIP: You don't have to be matchy - matchy ... just use coordinating product to make creating easy and fun!
Pairing this printed paper with Splitcoaststampers sketch #220, was a perfect fit. Modern layout + modern paper = marvelously modern card.
This is a no stamping required card as well. The images you see here are from the Summer Love Rub-On's collection (released April 1 in the Occasions Mini Catalog - same with the DSP).
Because I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I was able to pre-order from the Occasions Mini Catalog. It is so exciting getting your hands on goodies before they are even released to the public - AND getting them for an additional 20% off is the icing on the cake!
PSSST... did you know there is still time for you to join Stampin' Up! and take part in the pre-order? Don't wait ... time is quickly running out. The pre-order ends March 31st!!
Visit my Be a Demonstrator page for full details. You'll see a few other surprises waiting for you there as well. Now is truly THE BEST time to become a Demonstrator.
What do you think is the best benefit to joining Stampin' Up!? I'd love to hear from you, simply leave a comment on this post or E-Mail Me.
Back to the card you see above... I used the soon-to-be-released Walk in the Park DSP. I am a designer paper fanatic and I have to say this paper is one of my all time FAVE's!! I absolutely love the modern patterns you'll find in this DSP collection.
I married the soon-to-be-released Summer Love Rub-On's, with this layout. The sentiment, butterfly and branch in the upper right corner (click to enlarge and look closely) are all rub-on's.
It rocks to be a demonstrator!! Because I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I was allowed to pre-order these items from the Occasions Mini. I get so excited when a new catalog is released.
OK, we haven't even reached spring yet... but all that pops into my head is the song Summer Lovin' from Grease.
Maybe it's because I used the new (not even released) Summer Love Rub-On's. These colored rub-on's are from the Occasions Mini Catalog - which will be released April 1.
The colors in this collection are Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral, and Basic Gray. However, I used colors from the soft subtles color family... including Pretty in Pink, Sage Shadow, and Barely Banana on this card. TIP: Mix things up! Stampin' Up! colors work so beautifully together - you don't need an exact match.
For this card, I used a sketch from the Card Positioning Systems blog. I am really trying to get back to basics and using sketches is a great way to keep things simple.
What? You want to know where I got this awesome designer paper? Well, that too is from the Occasions Mini Catalog. It's called Walk in the Park and it is drop dead gorgeous. The prints are full of flowers and really cool retro prints, I'm all over this collection!
Oh and one more thing - that circular center of the flower is one of the new Jumbo Grommets. You'll get 20 pieces (5 of each color) in Basic Black, Silver, Very Vanilla and Whisper White.
You see - being a demonstrator isn't all about selling or doing in-home workshops. It's also about loving what you do, and enjoying your hobby to the fullest. That's what I do!
Did you see the two Kraft cards I posted yesterday? Well, the two cards I have to show you today, complete a set of 4 that I made two nights ago.
I had been dying to use my Bright Delights Rub-On's, to create a simple set of cards. The Kraft paper provided the perfect base for my Kreations. Oh how I love Kraft colored cardstock.
The Bright Delights Rub-On's were the perfect choice for my Kraft base. These rub-on's are the first colored collection offered by Stampin' Up! In each pack, you get two sheets that include identical images.
Think of all the possibilities you could come up with rub-on's. For only $11.95, these instant images won't break the bank! TIP #1: Save even more money... try splitting the rub-on's with a friend. You'll each get one full sheet for a little over $5.90!
Check out the group shot (click to enlarge), I love how they look lined up in a row... don't you? TIP #2: Buy Kraft colored envelopes to give your card set a finished look.
OR Just think how fun would this be for a Stampin' Up! workshop!!Cost effective, easy, and fun! If you'd like to host a workshop (locally in the Madison, WI area), or even host a catalog party remotely - Contact Me. I'll work with you every step of the way to make your party a success!
I have been waiting to make good use of my Bright Delights Rub-On's. Last night, a few ideas hit me out of nowhere, so I was off and running or should I say rubbing? LOL!
Above you'll see that I used a tree rub-on, but flipped it on it's side to create a resting place for Mr. Owl. Isn't he the coolest? I am in love with this card...
Below, you'll see that I used a tree image as well. This time it's a row of trendy trees and to one I added a Riding Hood Red heart rub-on. Simply adding a heart and the rub-on sentiment "love" makes this card complete.
Now that you see how easy card-making can be ... yes, even without stamps or ink ... why don't you give it a try? I can guarantee you'll be Krazy for Kraft and rub-on's in no time.
These cards qualify for my Kwik & Kool category. I made both of these cards in less than 10 minutes.