Tuesday, February 21, 2017

June 2016 Paper Pumpkin Alternative - One Hour Card Class 046 OHCC046

I host card classes every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  You pick the day and the time that suits you.  Message me for more info.  As a Canadian Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’m here to give you fun ideas, share specials and teach you about fabulous stampin products. Paper Pumpkin is the perfect way to jump into the world of paper crafting and get your creative “me-time” every month. You’ll get all the stamps, ink, and paper you need to create a fun project, without any stress. Everything is precut and ready to go so you can skip to the fun part of crafting! Subscribers always have cards and cute gifts on hand for every occasion. Subscribe before the 10th of the month to get started!  Let's unleash your creativity!  

Pay as you go $26.95, 3 months $79, 6 months $154, 12 months $295.

Includes shipping and you can cancel at any time.

Subscribers also have access to a selection of past kits and refills (while supplies last).


June 2016 Banner Surprise Kit contains supplies for 6 banner cards and envelopes.  Kit includes: 
• Banner Surprise Photopolymer Stamp Set                   • Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Spot
• Tip Top Taupe Classic Stampin’ Spot                          • 6 printed card bases 
• 6 mint bags/envelopes                                                     • 35 triangular cello bags
• 3 sheets of die-cut circles                                                 • 2 sheets of gold foil stickers 
• 2 bags of assorted sequins                                               • 4 yds of washi tape 
• 8 yds of white baker’s twine



Instead of making the banners as suggested in June 2016 Paper Pumpkin, we will make a Graduation card.



I’m really not a fan of Shaker cards but I really liked the way my sister did this one – the Shaker is sitting on top of the card so I had to give it a try. 



Tip Top Taupe card 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”.  Fold in half for a side fold card – a bone folder gives you a crisp fold.  Stamp or sign the back.  Set aside.

The kit comes with white baker’s twine.  To re-color it, cut the white baker’s twine 16” long.  Set the twine on the Peekaboo Peach ink pad.  Set a sponge on top and pull the twine to recolor it.  Pull it through until you are happy with the color.  Color the end you were hanging on to.  Set aside to dry. 



Using the Misti or Stamp-a-ma-jig, ink and stamp the dotted circle from the Banner Surprise stamp set with Mint Macaron ink on to one of the die-cut white circles that come with this kit.

Repeat using the Misti to add Happy from the Banner Surprise stamp set to the center of the circle using Peekaboo Peach ink.  Sponge edges of the circle with Tip Top Taupe ink.  Set aside. 



Stamp Graduation from the Banner Surprise stamp set on a scrap of 1” wide white cardstock with Tip Top Taupe ink.  Die cut with the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  Sponge edges of the circle with Tip Top Taupe ink.  Add Dimensionals to each end.  Set aside. 



Add a pinch of sequins (included in the kit) to one of the triangular cello bags that also come in the kit.  Insert the stamped circle. 



Bend the top of the cello bag to fit tight against the top of the circle.  Close with scotch tape. 



Cut the ends off flush with the triangle. 



Apply snail across the top of the cello bag and adhere to the inside of card.  Secure with a piece of scotch tape at each corner. 



Cover with 1-1/2” of washi tape (included in the kit) at the top of each corner – I like to add snail to the sticky side of the washi tape to help hold it in place. 



Add snail adhesive behind the cello bag to help hold in place. 



Adhere Graduation just under the word Happy.  Set aside. 



Cut the striped card from the kit to 3-3/4” x 5”.  Sponge edges with Tip Top Taupe ink. Over stamp the front with the Banner Surprise stamp set that comes with the kit: striped circle in Mint Macaron ink, Dotted circle in Tip Top Taupe ink and the small background dots in Peekaboo Peach ink.



Draw a line across the back to match the existing punch bite.  



Use the 1/8” circle punch to take a half a bite at the opposite side of the panel at your pencil mark. 



The Woodgrain embossing folder is etched fairly deep thus sometimes breaking the cardstock.  To prevent this, cut regular computer weight paper to the size of the folder.  Adhere it to the Logo side of the folder with snail.  Run it through the Big Shot. 



Leave the paper in the folder as it can be used many times.  Place the striped panel inside the embossing folder with the stripes facing the Logo and run through the Big Shot.  No tears!  Add twine around the bites.  Tie into a knot then tie into a bow.  Place glue dot behind the knot. 



Die cut dragonfly using the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies (Occasions 2017) from gold foil.   Set aside.

Before I carry on, please watch this video by Lisa Curciofor labeling your Layering Framelits.  It makes it so much easier to describe which die you are using!  I didn’t have a fine tip Sharpie pen at the time I labeled mine so they are a little hard to read.

Cut Peekaboo Peach cardstock 1-3/4”.  Stamp a phrase from the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set with Tip Top Taupe ink.  Die cut with Layering Circles Framelits #2.  Sponge edges in Tip Top Taupe ink.  Set aside. 



Using a circle included in the kit, die cut one with the Layering Circles Framelits #B. Adhere to the Peekaboo Peach circle.  Apply Dimensionals and set aside. 



Cut Mint Macaron cardstock 5-1/4” x 4” for the outside of the card.  Tape the Layering Oval Framelits #E and #3 together so they cut at the same time.  Cut from the center of the Mint Macaron panel. 



Adhere Mint Macaron panel to card front.  Adhere the striped panel to card front.  Set aside.

Cut Window Sheet 2-1/2” x 3-1/2”.  Die cut with Layering Oval Framelits #E.



Adhere window sheet to the Mint Macaron oval window with two-way tape or snail



Rub the wrong side with an Embossing Buddy to reduce static for the sequins.  Set aside. 



Here is how to use fun foam to make the shaker card. Tape the Layering Oval Framelits #5 and #3 together.  Cut Fun Foam 2-1/4” x 3-1/4”.  Die cut the foam with Framelits. 



Apply two-way tape or snail to one side of the Fun Foam oval.  This needs to be filled in very solid to keep the sequins from sneaking out!  Adhere to the window sheet oval.  Set aside.

Decide where you are going to put the shaker on your card and make a visual of where the sequins will go.

Rub that area with the embossing buddy to reduce static.



Place a pinch and a half of sequins directly on the card. 



Apply two-way tape or snail to the bottom of the Fun Foam oval.  I like to add a narrow row of Tombow glue to the foam as well.  Adhere the window over the sequins.  Press firmly. 



Add glue to the dragonfly’s head and tail.  Place his head on the shaker and adhere in place.  Add two Peekaboo Peach sequins to the dragonfly’s body with snail. 



Add phrase.  Trim the baker’s twine if necessary. 



Mint Macaron bag envelopes are included in the kit so that is what we will use.  



Since posting this, I picked up a package of fine tip Sharpie pens – I didn’t even know they existed!  I will re-label my framelits with these.  They really are fine.  Label them on the non-cutting side as my ink transferred to the cardstock when I cut it – I had used the regular Sharpie so maybe the fine tip won’t transfer.  I haven’t tried it yet. 




Friday, February 17, 2017

Foxy Christmas - One Hour Card Class 043 OHCC043


If you have never made a card before, you will love these One Hour Card Class workshops!  We will complete a card with a matching envelope – ready for the mail!  I host card classes every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  You pick the day and the time that suits you.  Message or email me for more info. As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’m here to give you fun ideas, share specials & teach you about fabulous stampin products. Let's unleash your creativity!  You can order SU! products online and have them shipped directly to your door. Simply click on the “Shop Now” button in my banner (or I can order for you). I would be most happy to be your Canadian demonstrator.

Another total CASE from a video I found on You Tube!

Sky Blue card.  Using the Stitched Frames Framelits dies, cut a circle in the card front.

Run the front of the card through the Softly Falling embossing folder with the Sizzix logo facing the front and the most dots at the topSign the back.  Set aside.

Cut Very Vanilla insert 5-1/4” x 8”.  Fold in half.  Run the wrong side of the front through the Softly Falling embossing folder with the Sizzix logo facing the front and the most dots at the bottom

Stamp a phrase from the Jar of Cheer stamp set on the stitched circle with Soft Suede ink.  Set aside.

Cut Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper 3-1/4” x 1-1/4”.  Trace the slope template on the wrong side.  Cut out.  Adhere to the inside of the circle with glue dots.  Set aside. 

Adhere Very Vanilla insert to the inside of the card.

Add the circle phrase to the inside of the card.  Set aside.

Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 1” square.  Ink the fox from the Cozy Critters stamp set (Host Holiday 2016) with Soft Suede ink and stamp the scarf only.  Cut out and set aside.  Clean the stamp.

Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 5” x 2”.  For the tail to punch properly, stamp the fox in Tangerine Tango ink so his nose and partial foot are showing. 

Turn the cardstock upside down and stamp the full fox at the other end. 

Turn cardstock back the other way and stamp the head in the middle.  Stamp the gift in Emerald Envy ink at the top.

Cut the gift out by hand and set aside.

Punch out the fox parts using the Fox Builder punch – you must punch them from left to right.

Adhere the Soft Suede scarf to the body covering the Tangerine Tango scarf.  Add the head.  Just match up the body parts to adhere the tail.  Apply dimenstionals and set aside. 

Stamp the washi tape from the Tape It stamp set with Emerald Envy ink on 1” x 4” Very Vanilla cardstock.  Cut out and set aside.

Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 1” x 4-1/4”.  Stamp Merry Christmas from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set in Soft Suede ink about ½” from left side.  Trim to ½” wide.  Flag the end next to the phrase with the Banner punch.  Lay all the parts on your card to determine where to cut the flag at the other end.

Adhere the washi tape image, the phrase then the fox to the card front.  Add the present.  Set aside.

Cut Very Vanilla baker’s twine 7”.  Use the bow maker hubby made me to make a bow.  Adhere to card front.

Add silver sequins

Stamp the front of a purchased envelope.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

January 2017 Paper Pumpkin Alternative - One Hour Card Class 048 OHCC048

Paper Pumpkin is a great gift item for anyone!  A monthly kit precut and ready to go!
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What's inside:
Every kit includes an exclusive stamp set, ink spot, and embellishments to create a predesigned project. At least six times a year, we send an all card kit with eight or more cards. Sometimes the kit includes cards plus gift bags, banners, treat bags, or boxes. Other times, it’s home décor, giftables, or just treat packaging. No matter what it is—we promise you’ll love it, or we’ll make it right!

When does it ship:
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As a crafter, creative, and maker, you want to be “that person” who always has cards and gifts on hand for every occasion. You’ll always be ready—armed with lots of pretty, perfectly put together projects. In other words, we do the hard part, leave the fun to you, and make you look good. (Don’t worry; your secret is safe with us.)

Click https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-ca/sign-up/?demoid=2005561  to subscribe to these fun monthly crafting kits delivered right to your mailbox each month!

The kit for this month is intended to make 24 treat bags – perfect for Valentines. 

If you have never made a card before, you will love these One Hour Card Class workshops!  We will complete a card with a matching envelope – ready for the mail!  I host card classes every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  You pick the day and the time that suits you.  Message or email me for more info.  As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’m here to give you fun ideas, share specials & teach you about fabulous stampin products. Let's unleash your creativity!  You can order SU! products online and have them shipped directly to your door. Simply click on the “Shop Now” button in my banner (or I can order for you). I would be most happy to be your Canadian demonstrator.

My alternative is a card.


Stamps: Adoring Arrows.

Cardstock: white, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, gold foil.

Ink: Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride.

Tools: bone folder, Sponge, Love Notes Framelits dies, Dimensionals, glue dots, 16” gold thread, Fine Tip glue, snail adhesive, envelope.


Punches: 1” circle.

Prepare card by cutting white cardstock at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”.  Fold in half for a side fold card – a bone folder gives you a crisp fold.  Stamp and sign the back.  Set aside.

Cut Blushing Bride cardstock 5-1/4” x 4” for the outside of the card.  Sponge edges with Calypso Coral ink.  Run through the Falling Petals embossing folder (Occasions 2017).  Adhere to card front.  Set aside.

Here is what the box that comes with the kit looks like. 

Cut apart the long way as shown. 



Cut apart crosswise way as shown. You can get two cards from one box. 

Over stamp the gold edged pre-cut flag die with the little hearts in Blushing Bride ink.  Sponge edges of gold heart panel, gold heart flag and the gold edged pre-cut flag die with Calypso Coral ink.  We also need the pre-cut vellum flag die. 



Use the bone folder to curl the ends of the flags. 

Cut gold foil 2-1/4” x 3-3/4”.  Using the Love Notes Framelits dies, cut two arrows from the center.  Set arrows aside.  Adhere the gold foil to the heart panel.  Trim close and adhere to card front. 



I find it easier to stamp the hearts on a scrap of white cardstock then cut them out rather than trying to line the images up with the die cuts.  Stamp the Love and the outlined heart in Calypso Coral ink. Stamp the Happy Valentines Day in Blushing Bride ink.  These stamps are from Adoring Arrows stamp set that come with this month’s kit. 



Cut out by hand.  Sponge edges in Calypso Coral ink.  Add Dimensionals to the top and bottom of each heart.  Set aside. 



Adhere the white flags to the card front.  



Place glue dots (included in the kit) on to the pink stripes of the vellum flag. 



Adhere vellum flag to center of the white flags.  Add a couple more glue dots towards the bottom of the vellum flag to hold in place.  Add a gold foil double heart sticker (included in the kit) at the top of the narrow flag. 



Wrap 16” gold thread (included in the kit) around a couple of fingers and finish with three fingers.  Glue dot to the bottom of the foil heart sticker.  Trim ends if necessary. 



Add stamped hearts.  Apply Fine Tip glue to one arrow and adhere to card.

Craftastic Days with Stacy has a video that shows us how to make a gift card holder from one of the boxes.  I followed her idea.

Fold box on the third fold line from the long edge with the two-way tape.  Press with a bone folder. 



Open box and turn over.  Fold bottom flaps on fold lines and score.  Glue down the three flaps leaving the one with the two-way tape unglued. 



Use the 1” punch to take a half bite at the top of the panel with the two-way tape. 



Fold on pre-scored line again.  Remove the paper backing from the left side. 



 Press flap to close with the bone folder. 



Repeat for the bottom flap.  Set aside. 



Cut Calypso Coral cardstock 2-3/4” x 4”.  Stamp edges with the tiny hearts with Calypso Coral ink.  



Write your message on your card.  Adhere a gift card with a glue dot and insert into pocket (I don’t have a gift card so we’ll just pretend that I do).

Add one each of the pre-cut flag dies.  Sponge and stamp a pre-cut heart die with Calypso Coral ink.  Add remaining arrow.  Adhere to gift card holder. 



Adhere to the inside of the card. 



Decorate an envelope with the heart images. 




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