Welcome to our October Stampin Friends Blog Hop!!! I am super excited to share my projects. Our theme this month is 'Give Thanks'! I hope you follow and hop along with us.
If you came from Maureen Rauchfuss's blog, thank you for continuing and be sure to hop to Tiziana Milano's blog after viewing mine!!
Let's hop right in! I am just so excited about my projects...did I say that already??
Awhile back, when I still had in-home classes and tables at craft fairs, I had created a workshop for seasonal 12x12 Samplers! It was a big hit! I then continued on to make several holiday samplers (Valentine's, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween and Christmas, and most recently I was ask to make custom monthly samplers for wonderful customer, who wanted to be able to change her Sampler frame monthly!! Now after a few years of having my original ones displayed, I decided to update my fall one to a "thankful" one. I have included a copy of the samplers I have made at the very end of the blog post.
I create a Fun-Fold card to match. I will be giving this as a gift to my mother who just is now displaying a sampler I made.
I absolutely love fall, it's my favorite season, I truly enjoy when the weather gets cooler and the leaves change. I used the Stampin UP Harvest Meadow Suite and Pretty Pumpkins Bundle for my projects.
The card is a 'W' Fun-Fold Card. It looks like a W when the card is opened! It is SO easy to make.
You will need the following:
Cardbase: Misty Moonlight 8 1/2x11 cardstock, cut at 4 1/2x11 score on the 11' side at 5 1/2
Misty Moonlight 1 3/4x11 strip score on the 11' side at 2 3/4, 5 1/2 & 8 1/4
Misty Moonlight (4) at 2 1/4x2 3/4
Basic white (3) at 4 x 5 1/4 and (2) at 2x2 1/2
Harvest Meadow DSP 3 3/4x5 and (2) at 2x2 1/2
Cork Specialty Paper 3x 3/12
Attach the 3 3/4x5 piece of DSP to the Basic White layer, before adhering to the cardbase, be sure to wrap the Diamond Weave Ribbon and tie and bow on the side.
I used the Pretty Pumpkins set to stamp the pumpkins. I used the Pumpkin Pie and Just Jade Stampin Blends to color them and cut them out with the Dies. I added some loops of the Gold Cording in-between the pumpkin layers.
For the inside of the card, attach the 4 x 5 1/4 Basic White to each side of the cardbase. Fold the 1 3/4 strip, accordion fold, and attach at each edge of the basic white. See Photo Below. Attach the 2 smaller DSP pieces to the Misty Moonlight. Stamp on the Basic Whiteand then attach to the Misty Moonlight
I created a video below, to show how to assemble the card!
I hope you enjoyed the projects I have made for October's Stampin Friends Blog Hop!
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Parts & Pieces: Words of Cheer‘
Tis the season to be jolly—and to start creating hand-stamped Christmas cards to make the season bright! If you’re thrifty, you may want to use parts and pieces that you already have. Dig into your treasure trove of scraps to see what gems you can find to make unique Christmas greetings—or CASE our samples using the products featured in these 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 cm x 14.6 cm) cards:
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Turtle Friends Bundle and Season’s Blessings Bundle
This month, we have not just one but TWO bundles to share with you!
Turtle Friends Bundle. Better late than never is what every turtle says, so what better way to send belated birthday wishes than with the turtle-y cute Turtle Friends Bundle! With fun birthday and friendship sentiments and adorable Two-Step turtle images, this bundle is perfect for kids, babies, and anyone who can’t resist a cute turtle or two.
Season’s Blessings Bundle. Which season? It doesn’t matter—this bundle is for year-round use! Of course, the Season’s Blessings Bundle is perfect for holiday cards. But don’t stop there! Use the sentiments on thank-you, thinking of you, and birthday cards, too. Build a seasonal basket filled with foliage in your favorite colors to finish off your creations.
#stampinandscrappinwithsteph #stampinup #seasonsblessings #turtlefriends
We all love to see piles of presents on Christmas morning. Make that your reality with the Gifts Galore Paper Pumpkin Kit! With classic Christmas sentiments, bright and festive colors, a sweet snowman, a tree with all the trimmings, or a playful pile of presents, you’ll have everything you need to make eye-catching treat packages that are sure to spread Christmas cheer. Each Gifts Galore box contains enough supplies to create nine treat packages—three each of three designs—and nine food-safe bags that are adorably styled for easy Christmas gifting. There’s plenty of joy to share with Gifts Galore!
Subscribe to the November 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 October and 10 November here!
This months hop theme is Say it with Senitments! I had to think about this theme for a bit. We use sentiments on all different type of cards. But they are not usually the focal point. Typically i focus on the paper or stamped images. Never the sentiment.
I hope you joined me from Melissa Thomas's blog! And if your just joining me, be sure to visit Jo Blackman. You can also find a complete list at the bottom of the post.
My card is super super easy. No gluing involved at all. I started with a Basic White cardbase. I used the Stampin Up stamp set called Ornate Thanks. I used my Stampin Up Stamparatus to line up the stamp Thank You. I used Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green ink pads. After each stamp, I moved down one hinge on the stamparatus. SO EASY. I then lined up the greetings under each thank you. Ink them all in Pacific Point and stamped all at once. I added some Basic Rhinestone jewels to finish the card! If you never used a Stamparatus, you have to try it! This card came together sooooo fast.
I made this little box. Its just so cute! I plan on filling it with a few little treats for my daughter. She has been helping us get my son to soccer when my husband and I have to work. I think it will be a nice way to thank her for all her help!
For the base of the box, I used a piece of 6x6 Kraft Paper. Score each side at 1 1/2.
For the lid, I used the Be Dazzling Paper which was free from Sale-a-bration. You will need a 5x5 piece. Score all sides a 1"
Trim on score line on each coner and then adhere to the other side. See Pictures below.
I wrapped the box using the Red Satin ribbon! The greeting is from the Stampin Up Pansy Patch set. I punched it out using the Elegant Tag Punch
And that's it ...how adorable.
I have to say I was worried my projects would be too simple. But as simple as they are I really LOVE how they came out.
I hope you enjoyed my projects.
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When you picture a peaceful Christmas, what comes to mind? Do you see snow outside your window, softly swirling through the sky? A tree trimmed with tinsel, a fire crackling nearby? Maybe you’re dreaming of decorating a holly jolly gingerbread house. Can you catch a whiff of Christmas cookies wafting through the air?
Whatever it is you think about when Christmas comes to town, picture a peaceful Christmas with the Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit! This glimmering and gleaming kit is your creative kickstart to Christmas cardmaking. With sprinkles of snow, shimmering silver skies, and heartwarming holiday wishes, you’ll have enough elements and embellishments to create 10 Christmas cards and coordinating envelopes.
Speaking of coordination, make even more Christmas magic with Peaceful Place products! Our stunning Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277) pairs perfectly with the kit’s components. Brew a cup of cocoa, snuggle up with a soft blanket, and prepare for a cozy craft night in!
Be sure to subscribe by October 10 to receive the Peaceful Christmas kit!
Wow, how is it already August 27th? Does anyone else feel like this month just flew right by? Like, many of you, I'm in back to school mode! I almost forgot about the hop...thank goodness I didn't. I look forward to this each month and I hope you do too!
This months hop is All About the Paper! I love Stampin Up's DSP. At times I do not even use it because I love it too much to cut up! This year, when I have had the time, I have focused on using supplies I've had on hand...and that includes all my paper. I am exciting this month to share with you these projects featuring some new DSP.
Grab a favorite drink, sit back and hop along! There are so many fun projects featuring paper in this Hop. If you joined me from Teri Pocock's blog...thank you for continuing on. And after viewing my blog, be sure to continue to Tiziana Milano's.
I am really exciting to share with you the projects for this month's Blog Hop. They both feature products from Stampin Up's Annual Catalog. I used the Pattern Party DSP pack which is an exclusive pack of paper for hostesses only. It's a fun pack of paper that has colorful patterns on one-side and black and white on the other. I also kept the stampin to a minimum to really showcase the paper.
I made a Fun-Fold Pop-Up Card - I never made one before and wanted to try it out!
Pale Papaya card base 4 1/4x11 - on the 11' side score at 4 1/4 and 5 1/2
DSP 6x6 and 4x5 1/8
Pale Papaya Ribbon
Basic White for stamping
DSP to punch out hearts
Please refer to the video I provided for card assembly
I also made an envelope to match! I used my retired Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board. Just follow for a 4 1/4x5 1/2 card.
I love the bag its a great size - 3x7x 1 1/2 you can fill it with lots of treats. It come together to so quick. So if you needed to make a bunch, you could get them done easily.
DSP 9 1/2x10 be sure the pattern is facing in the right direction and that is your 9 1/2 side
on the 9 1/2 side score at 1 1/2, 4 1/2, 6 & 9
on the 10' side score at 1 1/2 and 8 1/2
Fold and burnish your score lines
Decide what side you want to be visible and fold down one of the 1 1/2 score lines to show the other side of the paper.
Trim up the bottom score lines and assemble as you would a box/bag.
Refer to the video for assembly directions!
Simple Stamping Tips
One of the things people love best about stamping is that no experience is required to enjoy a satisfying creative experience. Over time, skills build—and meanwhile, everything you do looks amazing!
A favorite beginner stamping hack is known as “stamping off.” (See the leaves on our Grateful for All You Do card for an illustration.) Simply ink the stamp, “stamp off” on a piece of scrap paper, then stamp your image. It’s such a simple trick, yet when combined with darker images it lets you achieve a professional-looking illusion of depth.
For our Many Thanks card, we used a variation of tone-on-tone stamping by choosing ink with a hue that is slightly darker than the cardstock. You could also use VersaMark ink or the coordinating ink color to achieve a lighter tone-on-tone look.
Our Twinkle card highlights a simple cardmaking classic with its impactful Designer Series Paper background. Looks like a lot of work, doesn’t it? No way! Just add stamped stars plus the whimsical sentiment and you have a make-it-in-minutes Christmas card!
Got simple stamping projects you’d like to share? Use the social media hashtag #simplestamping and post them on your Facebook Page and Mine: Stampin & Scrappin with Steph
Here is the 4th and final card I made for the Demonstrator Card Share. It is a super easy monochromatic card that features the Beautifully Penned DSP from Sale-A-Bration
To make the card, you will need the following:
Basic White 5 1/2x 7/14 score at 4 1/4
Beautifully Penned DSP 2 3/4x5 1/4 and 2x5 1/4
Hand Penned Petals Stamp
Matte Black Dots
Below is the video showing you how to put together the card.
Thanks for stopping by
Click on the headings below, each is a link to the full Card Share and 3 other cards that I made
Beauty of Tomorrow and Christmas to Remember Easel Card
Cutest Halloween Fun-Fold Card