Fun with scraps

DSC07360 I made a couple more cards with leftover card elements, I think this one looks better in person as none of the blues or greens (Always Artichoke, Marina Mist, Pool Party, lucky limeade, and Daffodil Delight) entirely match but the combination works.

The next one is a much better color combination, using Marina Mist, Rich Razzleberry, pool party and lucky limeade.  Plus since there’s a new petite curly label punch, its been on my mind, so I used the full sized punch, cut in half for the sentiment.

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Cor’dinations and embossing fun

DSC07364 I have a lot of thank you cards to send out from all the fabulous baby gifts I received.  I also had some card elements leftover from past stamp camps, so I played around and came up with a couple cute cards 🙂

This card has cor’dinations paper that I embossed with the vine embossing folder from SAB and a pop-up posies kit flower.  I even used the splatter stamp from my Paper Pumpkin kit.

Then I made another card, very similarly, just used a different embossing folder. By the way, you have to sand the embossed image for the effect to work 🙂

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My Paper Pumpkin welcome kit!

DSC07358My Paper Pumpkin kit arrived and so I first tackled the card as instructed in the kit, but branched out from there.  I still have one more left to make but for now I’m saving it for later 🙂   I changed up the other 2 with the pop up posies kit and with a simple orientation switch-up and a flower stamp that I hand cut.

DSC07357DSC07356  Visit www.mypaperpumpkin.com to sign up and get your welcome kit!  I’d REALLY appreciae it if you chose me, Krissie O’Donnell, as your demonstrator when you sign up too!  Then a surprise kit will come each month that follows 🙂  You get a D sized clear block in the welcome kit that you’ll be able to use on all future kits.

Baby Shower fun

DSC07345The great thing about being in big families, is sometimes you’re not the only one going through something new, like a pregnancy.  My cousin Jessica is also expecting and is due in June, and on my husband’s side of the family, his cousin Jenny is due in May, and his cousin’s wife Bethany is also due in June.  So since his side of the family is pretty spread apart, we had 1 baby shower for the 3 of us.  It was a lot of fun and a little less pressure from the spotlight that is pregnancy.  This is the card I made for Jenny as she’s having a girl.  And I made a very similar card for Bethany, who is having a boy.

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Stamps: Baby Tees (wheel converted to clear mount stamp), Ciao Baby!

Paper: Regal Rose & Pretty in Pink, Marina Mist & Bashful Blue, Whisper White

Ink: Regal Rose, Marina Mist, Basic Gray

Accessories: Stampin Write Markers – Daffodil Delight, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink; Aquapainter, 7/8″ Scallop Circle punch, 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon (retired), Marina Mist 1/8″ taffeta ribbon, subtles designer buttons.

For their gifts I made them diaper cake owls, which I later found out that Jenny had owls in mind for her little girl’s nursery theme. How perfect! I love how the owls turned out. They featured lots of necessities for baby to create all the owl’s features. I found the idea on Pinterest (where else?) and made a few tweaks of my own to create more useful supplies for the eyes and better looking eyebrows.

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Just For You – Pop-up Posies

DSC07346We made this cute card at a group meeting last month, and it is such an easy card, I used it with my stampers last weekend too!  It uses the pop-up posies kit which is filled with great instructions, flowers, brads, and more to make lots of pretty projects.  You can easily supplement your kit with ribbon and brads to make even more with all the flowers!

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Stamps: Just for you (included in Pop-up Posies kit)

Paper: Crumb Cake

Ink: Early Espresso

Accessories: Calypso Coral brad, pop-up posies kit flowers, 7/8″ Natural Cotton Ribbon.

You’re Swell.

jan02Sometimes, you just need to tell someone how Swell they are 😉

I’ve really enjoyed the yellow and gray trend, as much as I’ve liked the Chevron trend.  So I joined them together.  It wasn’t too unrealistic as our convention bag from last summer was made up of yellow chevrons.  I even bought a dress to match it!

So the itty bitty cute curly label is new! Its free in our Sale-a-Bration brochure, and it will carry over into the catalog after SAB is over.  It has a free set that matches called Pretty Petites, but it also has another set to match called Ciao, Baby!  Which is where this image comes from.  That set also has cute little images for our newest and smallest scallop circle punch.  I love all these little versions since it makes it fun to layer!

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Stamps: Ciao, Baby

Paper: Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight DSP from paper stack, Very Vanilla

Ink: Basic Gray

Accessories: Daffodil Delight grosgrain ribbon, Chevron embossing folder, Curly Label Punch, Petite Curly Label Punch (SAB item)

Oh, Whale with Chalkboard Technique

DSC07348Oh, Whale has got to be my absolute favorite stamp set in the Spring catalog.  It could be that its because I’m having a little boy and a lot of Carter’s line right now has cutie little whale clothing…. but the whole product suite set up around this set just makes me smile.  I’ve always loved rainbows and the DSP in the product suite uses a pretty spectrum.  So why didn’t I use any of that prettiness on this card?  Because I’ve also really liked seeing the chalkboard technique and wanted to try it out myself.  There are a few different ways of going about this technique and I used one that utilized our products the best.  A simple sponging of White craft ink around the edges and on top of the cardstock (with a light hand!) I also had to emboss with the cute new clouds embossing folder.  So, I sponged over those too!  I made the mistake of embossing before stamping my sentiment… oopsie, so I used a wide marker (capped) to “erase” some clouds to have a place to stamp.  I will give my stampers the option of either doing what I had to do to cover up my boo-boo, or having them stamp first, but I think having the flat space does look nicer.

I made some waves with the scallop edgelit, and what a selling point for this stamp set, there’s a clearlits die that lets you punch out the whale!  LOVE it!  I added a pearl to highlight the eye and did some more chalkboard effect with his little water squirts!

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Stamps: Oh Whale, Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired hostess… oops!)

Paper: Pool Party, Basic Black, Basic Gray

Ink: Pool Party (sponged), Whisper White, Basic Gray

Accessories: Happy Whale clearlits die, Scallop Edgelits, stampin’ sponge, Cloudy day embossing folder, Pearl accents