Yesterday, while cleaning up my unread email, I found this blog post on The Twinery’s website and pinned this card: I really liked the idea of using the twine behind the circle on a card. Immediately I ran down to my craft room and started to create one. However, my card took on a life of its own and there’s no twine to be found on it… When I sat down at my desk, it was piled up with several unfinished Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin kits. One of them was the Noel kit which has many little silver, gray and…
Isn’t this Stampin’ Up Candlelight Christmas paper festive? Usually by this time of year, I’m nearly done making my Christmas cards to send to friends and family. This year, I’m behind, plain and simple. To make up for lost time, I’ve been going through the One Sheet Wonder templates I’ve saved to Pinterest and making about 10 cards at a time. For these, I used Sylvie’s template at createwithpaper.com, but I was having a difficult time reading some of the dimensions, so I just made some changes. Here are 2 photos of the 10 cards I completed. (I stole the Christmas Bliss…
Finally, I had a chance to put together some of my past Paper Pumpkin kits! Today I’m sharing a couple of cards using the March 2014 Glittered Greetings kit. On some I used the wooden elements, and on others, the striped cardstock and the gold glitter dots. The Season’s Greetings card uses a star and strip of silver glimmer paper, a greeting from the Bright & Beautiful stamp set stamped in Melon Mambo ink, the tree from Scentsational Season stamped in Bermuda Bay and another tree cut with the Holiday Collection Framelits from Winter Frost Designer Series paper and…
Happy Labor day weekend! I love LOOOONNNG weekends, and this weekend is no exception. Having that extra day off from work allows me to do most of the things that ‘need’ to be done, and still have time to PLAY! I hope you have some time to play this weekend as well.
My grandsons came to visit on Saturday, so it was an extra special weekend. While they were busy playing with some new birthday Lego sets, I pulled out a “few” card-making supplies (the pile of supplies kept growing larger – LOL!)
I had just purchased the ‘Happy Holidays’ issue of CardMaker magazine too, so I was inspired to start creating some Christmas designs. I really love the colors from the Stampin’ Up! Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Smoky Slate & Whisper White), which is sadly retired now.
With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays last year, I didn’t have nearly enough time to use it!
So what better day to bring it out than PLAY DAY? Here are a couple of cards I created with the Winter Frost color scheme and some pieces from my scrap bin:
Today I decided to continue to play with these colors and incorporate them into a card for the Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge by Nicole Watt. Here is her sketch:
This is the card I created using the Stampin’ Up! Christmas Bliss photopolymer stamp set. The trees are stamped in Bermuda Bay and embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder (sparkly, but hard to see in the photo):
I had a lot of fun playing with this sketch! Won’t you play along? You have until tomorrow at noon (CST) to link your creation to the challenge
. While you’re there, be sure to check out all the other great designs.