Tuesday, January 24, 2017

July 2016 Paper Pumpkin - One Hour Card Class 044 OHCC044


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. I hope you will consider joining me as we learn how to get the very best from the products that we buy.  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.

What does a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber get?

A little red box automatically delivered to your doorstep each month full of creativity for you to enjoy.  Kits include instructions with everything you need to make the suggested projects or you can create your own alternative projects!

Every kit comes with an exclusive stamp set to use over and over!

They also send at least one Classic Stampin’ Spot with every kit. The colors don’t repeat in a 12-month period, so it’s easy to build a collection of colorful ink.

Every new subscriber receives a clear block (size D) with their first kit to help them get started and to use throughout their subscription. 

Every month, SU! shares a video to quickly demonstrate how to assemble each kit.


There are many other perks!


The July 2016 contains supplies for 8 treat boxes and 12 mini cards and the stamp set What A Gem.  We will cut the boxes apart and punch them to make a Christmas card. 

The kit includes:


• What a Gem Photopolymer Stamp Set 
• Emerald Envy Classic Stampin’ Spot® ink
• 4 small gem boxes
• 4 large gem boxes 
• 12 mini cards (6 ea. in 2 sizes) 
• 8 pieces of pink baker’s twine (8" ea.)
• 8 pieces of green baker’s twine (8" ea.)
• 4 spools of pink baker’s twine (96" ea.)
• 4 spools of green baker’s twine (96" ea.)

Emerald Envy card.  Sign the back.

Bronze (by Magenta) panel at 5-1/4” x 4”.  Ink the Woodgrain stamp in Emerald Envy ink.  Stamp off then stamp on the panel.  Sponge edges in Emerald Envy ink.

Use the Star Confetti punch to punch across the top.

Cut 14” of Emerald Envy Baker’s twine and tie in a knot to the left side of the card.

Add dimenstionals to the panel and set aside.

Stamp the phrase from the Peaceful Pines stamp set in Emerald Envy ink on the label. Sponge in Emerald Envy ink.

Adhere about ½” from the bottom of the panel.  Trim and sponge. 

Cut Emerald Envy cardstock 5/8” wide x 3-1/2” long.  Run through the Softly Falling embossing folder.  Flag one end using the Banner punch.

Adhere to the panel about 2-1/2” from the bottom.

Adhere panel to the card front.  Set aside.

Cut white cardstock ¾” x 2-1/2”.  Cover with Versamark.  Cover with Copper embossing powder and heat set.

Punch 2 stars with the Itty Bitty Accents punch.  Cut 2 tree trunks 3/8” wide by ¾” long.  Adhere trunks to the trees. Set aside.

Cut 2 small triangles following the scored lines from the box in the kit.  Attach a post it note to one triangle. 

Punch with the Tree punch. Repeat for the other triangle. 

Apply dimenstionals to top and bottom of each tree.  Adhere to card front.

Add mounts to the stars and glue in place.

Add copper sequins

Fold a piece of writing tablet paper in half.  Stamp with a phrase from the Peaceful Pines stamp set.  Adhere to inside of the card. 

Make an envelope from craft paper using the envelope punch board.  Stamp the front with a tree from the Peaceful Pines stamp set to match. 


Friday, January 20, 2017

November 2016 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card - One Hour Card Class 042 OHCC042


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. I hope you will consider joining me as we learn how to get the very best from the products that we buy.  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.

What does a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber get?

A little red box (although November’s box was a pretty blue!) automatically delivered to your doorstep each month full of creativity for you to enjoy.  Kits include instructions with everything you need to make the suggested projects or you can create your own alternative projects!

Every kit comes with an exclusive stamp set to use over and over!

They also send at least one Classic Stampin’ Spot with every kit. The colors don’t repeat in a 12-month period, so it’s easy to build a collection of colorful ink.

Every new subscriber receives a clear block (size D) with their first kit to help them get started and to use throughout their subscription. 

Every month, SU! shares a video to quickly demonstrate how to assemble each kit.


There are many other perks!


This month’s kit contains supplies for 8 note cards and envelopes. 
*8 white note card bases
*8 printed blue envelopes
*12 laser cut sheets
*8 vellum sheets
*4 yards white and silver baker’s twine 
*30 white sequins
* 75 mini dimensionals
*125 adhesive dots 

And it also came with:
*Wonderful Winterland Photopolymer Stamp Set 
*Dapper Denim and Old Olive ink spots

This kit comes with scored note cards.  As cute as they are, we will make them into a regular size cards. 

Pool Party card.  Sign the back.

Pool Party panel 5” x 4-1/4”.  Run through the Softly Falling embossing folder.  Adhere to card front.  Set aside. 

Since the envelopes supplied in the kit will no longer fit, cut them to 3-1/4” x 4-1/2” for later.  Set aside.

Cut the white note cards in half to make a panel 3” x 4-1/4”. 

Over stamp with the snowflakes in Dapper Denim ink – touch lightly as the background of the stamp tends to touch down.  Sponge the top and both sides in a circular motion with Dapper Denim ink – no need to sponge the bottom.  Heat to dry. 

Gently remove the laser cut dies from their sheets.  Sponge the row of houses in Pool Party ink in a circular motion.  Apply gentle pressure to the trees and buildings.  Heat to dry.  Adhere to white panel.  Set aside. 

Squirt a bit of Tombow glue on the Silicone Craft Sheet

Pounce in it with a sponge to pick up the glue.

Pounce on the wrong side of the vellum to transfer the glue then adhere vellum to the white panel.  This is called the Glue Sponging technique.  Keep this sponge in a sealed container until you are done using it then wash and let it dry.  Clean your Silicone sheet with baby wipes.  Trim panel if necessary.  Set aside.

Sponge the single house die with Soft Sky ink.  Use snail adhesive to adhere to the vellum panel.  Trim panel if necessary. 

Tie 12” of baker’s twine about 1/4” from the top of the vellum panel.  Tie into a knot to the left side.  Set aside. 

Stamp the trees in Old Olive and the phrase in Dapper Denim ink on the white die.  Sponge edges in Pool Party ink.  Pounce lightly around the trees.  Add dimensionals across the bottom, the sides and behind each tree. Add to the vellum panel.  Trim if necessary. 

Trim the Dapper Denim envelope panel to fit the vellum panel if necessary.  Adhere to tree panel then to card front.  Set aside.

Cut 7” of glitter Pool Party ribbon.  Make a bow using the bow maker hubby made me.  Adhere just above the baker twine knot with glue dots. Trim ribbon and baker’s twine. 

Apply three sequins with glue dots or tombow glue. 

Fold a piece of writing tablet paper in half.  Stamp with a phrase and images if desired.  Adhere to inside of the card.

Stamp a purchased envelope to match.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Snowy Birthday Vintage Truck - One Hour Card Class 039 OHCC039


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.

A case from a video on You Tube by Frances Martin.  I did do things a little different for the snow.

Stamps:  Country Livin’, Thoughtful Branches, Birthday Banners or Christmas Pines.

Ink:  Soft Suede re-inker, Early Espresso re-inker, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Basic Black.

Paper: thick white, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, vellum, 5” x 8” writing tablet paper for inside of card or cut computer paper to this size.

Accessories: stipple brush or small paint brush, toothpick, paint palette, Aqua Painter, distressing tool or scissors, sponge, Bunch of Banners Framelits, post-it note, bone folder, Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombow glue, Fast Fuse adhesive, paper towel, parchment paper, toothpick, old toothbrush, white acrylic paint, purchased envelope in craft or white (or pre-make one), signature stamp or address labels.
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Stamp truck on a post-it note and cut to create a mask. 

When we were taught ‘masking’ some 20 years ago, we were told to cut the entire edge off.  This way, there is no chance of a slight space showing between the two images.  You will also notice that I didn’t cut the bottom of my mask – that is because I don’t want the trunks of the trees coming out the bottom of the truck.

Stamp truck on Crumb Cake panel 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8 with Basic Black ink

Cover with mask.

Stamp the set of three trees in Early Espresso ink, having the longest tree trunk even with the grass.  Leave a space and stamp the single tree.  Since it has already been stamped off once, stamp it again somewhere in the background.  Leave a space and stamp the set of three trees again then repeat with the single tree.  I found it a lot less cluttery to only use the single tree as the faded background – just be sure to stamp off once before applying to the background.  Don’t over do it.

Remove mask. In a circular motion, sponge from the grass on both sides and across the top of the panel with Crumb Cake ink

On a scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock, practise using your small paintbrush or the Aqua Painter with ink to get the feel of what too much or too less of water and ink will look like.  Use the paper towel to dab off the water/ink if needed.

Add half a drop of Early Espresso re-inker to the paint palette.  Have your brush/aqua painter wet.  Pick up a touch of paint then dab the paper towel to get rid some of the intense color.  Paint the wooden box, small box and wheel wells. Clean your brush on the paper towel.

Paint the remaining truck with Soft Suede re-ink, repeating as above.  Don’t paint the windows.  Clean your brush.  Don’t be like me and clean up everything to find you forgot to paint the third tire!

Lay a scrap of 1-1/2” x 5-1/2” vellum on the panel.  Trace under the truck following the truck image and landscape at the bottom of the vellum.  Set aside.

Lay a scrap of 3-1/2” x 3” vellum on the panel.  Trace a dome shape to cover the truck.  Cut following the pencil lines. 

Cover the truck with this dome shaped vellum mask. 

Dip a wet toothbrush into a glob of white acrylic paint and flick over the panel – I held my panel fairly close to the toothbrush.  Remove the mask.

Lightly flick again just to get a tiny bit on the truck.  Let dry a few minutes. 

Distress the edges of the panel with your scissors or a distressing tool.

Curl each corner under then upwards with a bone folder.

Use adhesive to tack your truck panel to scrap paper.  Cover the wheels with the vellum mask and tape it to your work surface. 

Squirt some acrylic paint into the palette.  Dab to load your large stipple brush or a sponge with ink.  Pounce lightly to add snow.  Clean your stipple brush/sponge.

Using a smaller stipple brush or small paint brush, paint snow in the grass area. Remove mask.  Clean your paintbrush etc.

Use a toothpick to add snow wherever you think the snow would pile up on the truck. Let dry – this may take a while.

Thick Whisper White cardSign the back.

Soft Suede panel 4″ x 5-1/4″.  If you are doing this card for a birthday, stamp Happy Birthday from the Birthday Banners stamp set in the center of the panel with Black ink.  If you are doing this card for a Christmas card, stamp ‘Tis the Season’ from the Christmas Pines stamp set

Die cut the banner using the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  Sandwich is: Magnetic platform – cutting pad - cardstock - die with cutting blade down – cutting pad.

Distress edges of phrase.  Curl the ends upward with a bone folder.  Set aside.

Attach Soft Suede panel to card front with snail adhesive.

Remember the writing tablet?  Perfect for the inside of cards.  Fold a piece in half. Sponge edges in Crumb Cake ink.  Stamp with a phrase and an image if desired.  Adhere to inside of the card.

Sign or stamp the back of your card.

Once dry, adhere the truck panel to the card front but do not put glue on the corners.  Cover tires with the mask again.

Add a couple drops of water to a bit of Aleen’s Glitter Snow.  Stir to make a paste.

Stipple it fairly thick under the truck.  Let dry. 

Add Birthday or Christmas phrase with Tombow glue or Fast Fuse adhesive to the card front.

Make an envelope from craft paper using the envelope punch board.  Stamp as desired. 


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