Harvest Hellos and Chocolate

Stampin' Up! Harvest Hello

Stampin’ Up! Harvest Hello

Hello Everyone!

Happy Saturday morning, November 2, 2019! It’s bright and sunny here and heading toward the mid-80s in Mesa, Arizona. It hasn’t been difficult getting used to the weather here! I’ve been out and about attending networking groups to meet new people and make connections. I try to bring a fun item to share made with Stampin’ Up! products, and, of course chocolate.

These Ghirardelli treats are my go-to item. They are quick and easy and cute and can be dressed up in any way for any holiday or event. This one features the stamp set Harvest Hellos and the Apple Builder Punch with the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper.

Start with a strip of your favorite Designer Series Paper measuring 5 1/2 inches by just under 2 inches. Score at 2 5/8 and 2 7/8 inches. Trim both ends with Stampin’ Up!’s Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Fold on the score lines. Insert your chocolate. I usually add a little adhesive to keep the chocolate in place. Close the package with coordinating ribbon and decorate the front.

For my meetings, I package in a cello bag and include either a business card or a free class pass. Everyone loves a little chocolate!

Click on any of the graphics below to buy the products used to create this fun, chocolate treat package. Please let me know if you have questions.

Kim

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Eat, Drink, and Be Scary

Stampin' Up! Spooktacular Bash

Stampin’ Up! Spooktacular Bash

Hello Stampers!

Just a couple more days before the ghosts and goblins hits the streets October 31, 2019. ! Here’s a fun Halloween card created by Kimberly Stanke using Stampin’ Up!’s Spooktacular Bash stamp set, coordinating Ornate Frames Dies, and the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper.

It might be hard to tell from the photo, but this is a fun fold card. It opens using the circle/tag on the bottom right-hand corner. The Crushed Curry base measures 11 inches by 4 1/4 inches. The 11-inch side is scored at 1 1/2 and 7 inches and is folded “in” to create a card front. The Designer Series Paper pieces measure 4 x 3 3/4 and 4 x 1 1/4. Kimberly added a fun tag and an embellishment from the Monster Bash Enamel Shapes.

Thanks for stopping by today! (I’m off to the store to restock the Halloween candy.)

Click any of the graphics below to be taken directly to my online store where you can buy these products.

Kim

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Team Stamp It October Blog Hop

Hello Stampers!

Thanks for stopping by today! I’m part of the monthly Team Stamp It blog hop. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop; each focuses on either fall/Thanksgiving and winter/Christmas. Leave a comment with the #stampitcontest and be entered to win the Notes of Kindness Card Kit.

Stampinn' Up! Let It Snow

Stampin’ Up! Let It Snow

Today, my card is all about the background. It almost looks like one of Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Papers, but it’s not. I used rubber cement. Yes, the kind from the office supply store.

I started by dropping the rubber cement with a toothpick onto a piece of Whisper White card stock (measuring 5 x 3 ¾ inches). I wanted to make it look like snow. I then let this piece dry thoroughly. For me, that was overnight.

I then used Stampin’ Up!’s Sponge Brayers to layer on Balmy Blue ink. I kept rolling until I got the desired darkness. Then, with a paper towel, I rubbed the rubber cement off of the card stock. I would call this an emboss-resist technique.

For the rest of the card, I used the Snowman Builder Punch to punch out a snowman from the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper. (I love that some of the images can be punched directly from the Designer Series Paper.) I topped him with a hat punched from the Black Foil Sheets (and arms, too). The “snow” is a piece of the Sparkle Glimmer Paper die cut with a piece from In the Woods. It’s layered on Basic Black and Balmy Blue.

Thanks for stopping by today! Remember to check out all of the other blogs on the hop. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the post to see the products used to create today’s card.

Kim

Congratulations to Marylu Tyger for winning the September giveaway.

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It’s a Wicked Halloween

Stampin' Up! Wonderfully Wicked/Wicked Dies

Stampin’ Up! Wonderfully Wicked/Wicked Dies

Hello Stampers!

I have a super fun card to share with you today. It’s created by Angela Schmit, and she got her inspiration from a video by Robyn Cardon.

Can you guess how the background is created? With rubber cement; the kind you get from the office supply store.

Start by drizzling the rubber cement onto a blank piece of Whisper White card stock. The size of this piece is 5 x 3 ¾.  Let the rubber cement dry thoroughly. I left mine overnight just to be sure. You’ll get a different design each time, depending on where you drizzle the rubber cement and how much you drizzle.

Then, using Stampin’ Up!’s Sponge Brayers, apply ink on top of the dried rubber cement. This card uses Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, and Mango Melody. It doesn’t matter if the colors overlap a little bit.

Use a paper towel to rub the rubber cement off of the card stock. You’ll remove little “boogers” or pieces of rubber cement. Continue until all of the cement is removed. I suppose you could call this an emboss-resist technique; the white card stock shows where the rubber cement was.

You can then stamp and embellish the background any way you wish. Angela used the die cut from the Wicked Dies and stamped images from Wonderfully Wicked. It’s then layered on Basic Black card stock cut at 5 ¼ x 4 inches and layered on a Whisper White card base.

Thanks for stopping by today. Please let me know if you have any questions about the creation of this card!

Kim

 

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Spooktacular Halloween

Stampin' Up! Spooktacular Bash

Stampin’ Up! Spooktacular Bash

Hello Stampers!

We’re two weeks away from Halloween! Better buy that candy (and try not to eat it before the 31st).

Today’s card features stamper Theresa Huffman of Ink, Stamp, Love. She created this card for our team swap held September of 2019. It highlights the Spooktacular Bash stamp set, the Ornate Frame Dies, and the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper.

See a list of the products used in the card below. Click on any of the photos to buy these supplies now for your Halloween crafting!

Thanks for stopping by today. Please let me know if you have questions.

Kim

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