Come to Gather Thank You

Hello Stampers!

I initially purchased three packages of Stampin’ Up!’s 12 x 12 Come to Gather Designer Series Paper. It’s filled with an array of fall themes and images, but I never thought I’d use it all. Well, I did. And, I’m waiting for two additional packages to arrive next week. Today, I wanted to create some thank you cards to send to my Paper Pumpkin subscribers and was forced to create something with just the scraps I had. This is the result.

I CASEd the layout and design from a card I received from Kathryn Collison for World Card Sending Week. In addition to the Come to Gather DSP, I used the sentiment from Good Morning Magnolia and the limited-time only Gold Shimmer Ribbon. The colors of the card stock are Merry Merlot and Early Espresso. Just a quick and easy card that’s oh so pretty in person.

Click on any of the graphics below to be taken directly to my online store where you can purchase any of the products to create this card at home. Shoot me an email or message if you need help with dimensions, colors, or technique.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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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Boo to You!

Stampin' Up! Boo to You

Stampin’ Up! Boo to You

Hello Stampers!

In just a little more than three weeks, the trick or treaters will be wearing their costumes, looking cute, and having fun! Halloween is a festive fall tradition for all. We’re celebrating a bit today with Stampin’ Up!’s Boo to You stamp set with this card created by Niki Green.

She stamped the image with Memento Ink on a rectangle cut with the Stitched Rectangles. She colored the monster with Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. It’s layered on black card stock and then on a fun piece from the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper.

It’s a quick, easy card for any and all Halloween lovers!

I appreciate you stopping by today! Let me know if you have questions!

Kim

 

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Team Stamp It September Blog Hop

Hello Stampers!

Welcome to Team Stamp It’s September Blog Hop! All of the stops on the hop are sharing a range of Halloween and fall crafting ideas using Stampin’ Up! products. Be sure to visit each one and leave a comment using the hashtag #stampitcontest. You’ll be entered for a chance to win the Notes of Kindness Card Kit.

Stampin' Up! Harvest Hellos

Stampin’ Up! Harvest Hellos

The Holiday Catalog is filled with brand-new products for fall crafting projects. I selected the Harvest Hellos stamp set because I really like the coordinating punch (Apple Builder Punch) that can be used either for an apple or a pumpkin, making it a versatile choice.

This card starts with an Early Espresso base, followed by a layer of Old Olive, and topped with a piece of Terracotta Tile Designer Series Paper from the 6 x 6 In Color paper stack. I stamped the pumpkin with Black Memento Ink and punched it out. I also stamped the leave and stem with black ink and punched those out, too. The cute little saying from the set is stamped in Old Olive, and it’s all wrapped together with a piece of Linen Thread.

Look for a list of all of the products I used at the very end of this post. Please contact me if you have any questions. I’d love to help.

Congratulations to Gail Tucker for winning the August card kit.

 

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