Tuesday, September 12, 2017

My Christmas Cards Stampin' Up! Night in Bethlehem

I think I've already decided what my Christmas cards will be this year.  Earliest ever!  They are simple enough that I'll be able to mass produce them, but hopefully, they aren't boring.

I like the idea of a time lapse between the journey and the star, so I made the front of the card daytime. Then, I made the inside have nighttime and the star.  A snip of So Saffron card stock behind one door makes it as if that could be a stable type situation with a lamp lit.  For the sand, I mixed a bit of embossing paste in a plastic spoon and just a drop of Soft Suede Ink Refill.  I was surprised that it matches Crumb Cake card stock nicely while Crumb Cake Ink Refill was grey-toned and very light.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Inking Autumn Inky Friends 2017 Blog Hop Spooky Night

Welcome to the Inky Friends' Inking Autumn Blog Hop! Join us as we show you our favorites from the Fall offerings in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. Should you get lost and need to see a list of participants, just click on the Inky Friends Blog.

You've likely arrived from Betty's KittyStamp Blog in which she focused the Spooky Cat Bundle.

I'm focusing on the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper for the hop.  There are so many ways to use it other than as scrapbook paper.  It is SO useful!

I love that the multiple image trees in the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper fit nicely on the Pizza Boxes with just one layer of Basic Black Cardstock, but I didn't want to color the Pizza box with anything. Since it is white and the paper is Very Vanilla based, I stamped the Owl-oween owl onto Whisper White Cardstock and trimmed around it.  Then, the White and Basic Black wired edge ribbon also matched in my mind. :) What will you put inside the tiny pizza box-a cookie? 

A Moon Pie fits perfectly inside....and I think they are spooky/funny to give at Halloween.

Now if you aren't planning to make a bunch of Pizza boxes or treats with the paper, you may wonder what to do with the remainder of the Tree print? Luckily it is a nice, small stripe on black that I used for three of the test tube holders below. It is nice that the Pumpkin pattern has both Jack O'Lanterns and regular pumpkins so you may use just pumpkins on a fall project. 

I love the test tube holders popularized by Lisa Somerville several years ago. This paper has such variety and options that you almost don't need the stamp set, but I really wanted to use the beakers of potion in some nice bright colors, so you can see that below as well.

I filled a little jar from the dollar store with Candy Corn and Pumpkins and added a belly band of Designer Series Paper as well as a tie of the Black Vintage Crochet Trim.  The Spooky-licious image is from the The Little Things set which I used since it wasn't chosen for this hop or our Christmas hop (which is coming up in a few weeks).  It is quick and cute on a Moon Pie which are my little gifts with purchase for this month for my customers.

Now it is time to continue to Sharleen's Stamp with Shar Blog to see her designs with the Quilted Christmas bundle.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

At Home With You Stampin' Up! Fall Card

My card says, "Congrats" inside the doorway and "on your new home" on the inside of the card.  There are a couple of other choices for you as well.  The door uses the Wood Textrues designer series paper stack, and the ear of corn print from the back of the acorn paper in the Painted Autumn designer series paper fills the doorway.

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Monday, September 4, 2017

FMS303 Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper Stampin' Up! Card

For class this week, my customers may choose between punching a circle from the sunflower sheet of Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper or cutting out the sunflower entirely.  It looks quite a bit different depending on which you choose.  I used the Freshly Made Sketch #303 for the layout.

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