Friday, March 31, 2017

March 2017 Paper Pumpkin Alternative

We are all busy.  Sometimes, you just want to be crafty, but not have to think about the design and layout or how to cut the paper.  Paper Pumpkin has taken all the fussy work out of the equation.  Here is the most recent Paper Pumpkin kit I received (March 2017) and the treat bags and cards it was designed to make:

As usual, I like to make paper pumpkin alternatives so here they are.  I took the envelope apart and used the flap to stamp this little guys face on.  I used my Misti to help put it on straight.

I don’t know how you guys made this little bunny look so cute!  It wasn’t until I used the Sweetheart punch to punch out the face that I finally liked my bunny otherwise he just scared me!  Ha ha!

Once I punched out the head, I still had room to stamp the ears.

When I cut the ears out, I left the bottoms as long as I could.  This would allow me to tuck them under the head.

I added cheeks to each face with a Q-tip and Sweet Sugarplum ink.

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Cut the note card in half.  I over stamped the Sweet Sugarplum card with the little egg image with Versamark.  Dimensionals were added to the bunny head panel and the greeting. 

The Balloon Bouquet punch was used to punch the eggs. 

Stamps: Bunny Buddies.

Cardstock: Sweet Sugarplum, Dapper Denim.

Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, Dapper Denim, Peekaboo Peach, Basic Gray, Versamark.

Tools: Dapper Denim baker’s twine, Misti, Dimensionals.

Punches: Balloon Bouquet, Sweetheart.

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I used 5-1/2 of the note card for this card.  Tied about 14” of twine around the score mark then added a scallop border to each side.

The Balloon Bouquet punch was used to punch the eggs.

Even with my Misti, I found it difficult to stamp in the center of the tiny die cut banners that came with this kit so I stamped and die cut them with the Bitty Banners Framelits.  I chose to use the Sweet Sugarplum greeting on this card.

Stamps: Bunny Buddies.

Cardstock: Sweet Sugarplum, Dapper Denim, Pumpkin Pie (it seemed to match better).

Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, Dapper Denim, Basic Gray, Versamark.

Tools: Peekaboo Peach baker’s twine, Misti, Basic Pearls, Bitty Banners Framelits.

Punches: Balloon Bouquet, Scallop edge border, Trio flower, Sweetheart.

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I wadded up a piece of wax paper and pounced on the card and eggs with Dapper Denim ink before assembling the card.

I cut the note card in half and die cut the printed part.

Added flowers and leaves to the banner.

Dimensionals were added to the bunny head panel.

Stamps: Bunny Buddies, Flower Shop, Petite Petals.

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Dapper Denim.

Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, Dapper Denim, Basic Gray.

Tools: Dapper Denim baker’s twine, Misti, basic pearls, Bitty Banners Framelits, wax paper.

Punches: Bird Builder, Pansy, Petite Petals, Sweetheart.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

14 Year Old Birthday Present Card - One Hour Card Class 047 OHCC047


I was in need of making 14-year-old birthday cards for my grandkids and great nieces/nephews so I chose this simple card off Pinterest. She has great ways to use up scraps of designer series papers (DSP).

Night of Navy or Midnight Muse 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.

Fold a piece of writing tablet paper in half.  Stamp with a phrase from the Butterfly Basics stamp set.  The Lift Me Up stamp set (Occasions 2017) has an excellent birthday phrase to match the Carried Away DSP but I do not have that set.  Adhere to inside of the card.  Set aside. 

Cut Night of Navy cardstock 2” wide to make the bow.  Punch out twice with the Bow Builder punch.

Curl all the pieces with a bone folder. 

Glue the ends of each bow together.  I like to use the Tombow glue but glue dots work just fine. 

Glue the ends of the bow together. 

Add a thin layer of glue to the entire rectangle piece. 

Wrap tightly around bow.

Apply a thin row of glue to the ribbon tails so that they adhere to the back of the bow.  Set aside. 

Cut Night of Navy cardstock 1-1/2” x 3-1/2”.  Rub with the Embossing Buddy.  Stamp the Happy Birthday from the Best Birds or Suite Sayings stamp set with Versamark ink.  Cover with white embossing powder.  Flick away any stray bits of embossing powder.  Heat emboss. 

Using your 6” wide ruler, simply ‘underline’ the word birthday with the 3/4“ line. 

 Cut off the top.

Measure 1” from that cut line and trim off the bottom.  

Cut to 2-1/2” wide.  Punch each corner with the Ticket Corner punch.  Add Dimensionals and set aside. 

Or make a template 1” x 2-1/2” to trace around. 

To change the font color in Word:  Highlight the word 14th (I used Calibri font in size 22).  From the Home Page, click on the down arrow beside the Font Color – More Colors – Custom.  Change the Red, Green and Blue colors to Mint Macaron according to Marie Stamps or R160, G194, B170.
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Print and punch out with the 1/2" circle punch. 

Cut Mint Macaron cardstock 5” x 4-1/4”.  Run through the Decorative Dots embossing folder.  Set aside. 

Cut present from Carried Away DSP (SAB 2017) as follows:
Bottom 2” high x 3” wide; Middle 1-1/2” high x 2-1/2” wide; Top 1” high x 2” wide.  Round the TOP corners of the bottom and middle layers with the Project Life Corner punch

Adhere bottom present to bottom of the Mint Macaron panel. 

Add the middle and top present pieces.  Set aside.

Mark center of the top present with a pencil. 

Add glue to each end of the bow only leaving the middle open. 

Adhere the bow to the center of the top present – use the top of the present as the bow placement and centering on the pencil mark.  Erase pencil line. 

Cut Night of Navy cardstock 1/4” wide x 4-1/2” long for ribbon.  Apply Tombow glue to the back.  Tuck under the bow and press to adhere. 

Add panel to card front. Add phrase (Suite Sayings stamp set).  

I used the phrase from the Best Birds stamp set and snuggled the 14th next to the letter d. 

To create an envelope liner, cut Carried Away DSP paper 5-1/4” wide x 6” long to fit a purchased invitation envelope. 

Slide the paper inside the envelope until the point of the invitation envelope is covered. 

Flip it over. Use the flap of the invitation envelope as a template to trace around the edge. 

Cut on the pencil lines. 

Place adhesive along the top edge only of the DSP and position the liner inside the envelope so that the glue from the invitation envelope is exposed. 

Match the point of the liner with the point of the envelope and the rest will fall into place.

Create a score line over the crease on the flap. 

Use a bone folder to help the liner fold neatly. 

Adhere one corner from the liner to the inside of the card. 

I changed my font color to Mint Macaron for the phrase for the inside of my 14-year-old cards. 

And here it is.

Or here is what I did for my envelope for my 14 year old’s cards. 

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