Friday, August 26, 2016


I think I'll colour all my butterflies this way from now on...

I love, love, LOVE this card! Maybe it's even my new favourite! :) The base is Dapper Denim and it was stamped using Dapper Denim Ink both at full strength and stamped off.

The image panel is Whisper White layered on Basic Black. The Whisper White piece was stamped with Smoky Slate and then Versamark Ink which was embossed using Gold Embossing Powder. Both the sentiment and butterfly were stamped in Archival Black Ink and the butterfly was sponged using Soft Sky and Crushed Curry Ink. It was adhered to the front using Stampin' Dimensionals after swirling some Gold Metallic Thread behind it.

The inside was simply stamped with Smoky Slate Ink.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Gorgeous Grunge, Touches of Texture
INK: Archival Black, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky and Versarmrk
PAPERS: Whisper White, Basic Black and Dapper Denim
ACCESSORIES: Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Butterfly Punch, Gold Metallic Thread

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

For You 3-D Thursday!

It's not *exactly* 3-D since it's still kinda flat, but it's not a card, so that's something...right? :)

Check this out:

These came about because I misheard the directions in a video for something you'll see next week. I was merrily creating along and when I had made them all, I realized that they were too big for the project I was *actually* working on. Now you'll have to wait for next week to see it - LOL!

I started off with a 5 ½ x 5 ½" piece of Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper (I'm almost out of the blue/green papers - good thing I have another pack on standby!) and created a gift card size envie using my Envelope Punch Board. Then I went a little NUTS with the's pretty much EVERYWHERE!

For the belly band, I stamped on Whisper White Cardstock using the splatter stamp from Touches of Texture and Mint Macaron Ink (which I stamped off first) and then stamped the large flower image in Island Indigo. The sentiment is from Thoughtful Branches (which is only available for a few more days!)

I added some Basic Rhinestones, because you can never have too much bling!

What do you think?

STAMPS: Touches of Texture, Thoughtful Branches
INK: Mint Macaron and Island Indigo
PAPERS: Whisper White Cardstock; Blooms & Bliss DSP
ACCESSORIES: Envelope Punch Board, Punches, Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Fire! FIRE!!!

Have you ever been to a birthday where there was more candles than cake? If you ever have to go to another one, this card would be perfect!

Check it out:

SO many candles! And SO much fun! The Birthday Banners stamp set was just perfect for this weeks Paper Crafts Crew Sketch (last week too, but I digress!). It took about a week for this idea to come together in my head, but I just LOVE the way it turned out!

The candles (there are 6, one is hiding) and flames (also 6, with one hiding) were fussy cut and adhered to the black panel using both SNAIL and Stampin' Dimensionals (depending on the layer). The sentiment was stamped in Archival Black Ink and Melon Mambo Ink and die cut using the Bunch of Banners Framelits. The Birthday Banners and Bunch of Banners Framelits are going to get LOTS of use this year I think! :)

Did you know that you can also get the Bunch of Banners Framelits as a BUNDLE? They'll come with Banners for You stamp set:

To finish off my card, I carried the candle theme to the inside:

What's one more candle, right??

What do you think?

STAMPS: Birthday Banners
INK: Archival Black, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry
PAPERS: Whisper White and Melon Mambo Cardstock; Pop of Pink DSP
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Slip Sliding Away!

Oh my word!!! These cards will slide their way right into your heart!


Happy Stampin' and Slidin'!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Just wanted to say...


When I received my Paper Pumpkin last week, I knew it would be perfect for the Freshly Made Sketches sketch and I was right!

See? Told you it was perfect! This one is 100% going to my honey, but I think I'll take it with me on our upcoming vacation. I have his 25th anniversary card already, but what's one more, right? It's paper, it packs flat!

Details & Digits:
  • Base: Island Indigo, 4 ¼" x 11" scored at 5 ½"
  • Layer: Mint Macaron, 4" x 5 ¼"
  • Layer: Whisper White, 3 ¾" x 5"
  • Layer: Blooms and Bliss DSP, a bit I had leftover and cut
  • Sentiments: Stamped in Island Indigo
  • Love You: Punched using 2" circle punch and layered with the next size up in Thinlits
  • Doodling: Island Indigo
Here's the inside:

What do you think:

STAMPS: My Pape Pumpkin - August Kit
INK: Island Indigo
PAPERS: Whisper White, Mint Macaron and Island Indigo Cardstock; Blooms & Bliss DSP
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Circle Thinlits, Punch, Marker, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Sunday, August 21, 2016


Today's card from the CPC series may well just be my favourite! You'll have to tell me which one is YOUR favourite once you've seen them all. :)

The card base and layer are both Soft Sky (or maybe Pool Party?) and I stamped all over the base and layer using the matching ink.

For the inside, I repeated the splatter on both the card base and the Whisper White layer - I like this effect!

What do you think?

STAMPS: Gorgeous Grunge, Touches of Texture
ACCESSORIES: Butterfly Punch, Linen Thread,

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Quick & Cute with a little OOMPH!

Today's Quick & Cute card is actually a whole Paper Pumpkin Kit! It's a little bit more involved than my regular Quick & Cute cards, but everything you need (except for adhesive and a clear block) is already in the box! And as an added bonus, it gets delivered right to your door.

This months Paper Pumpkin is just perfect when you need something Quick & Cute. You can make up the cards as you need them, or make them all at the same time and be ready to go. :)

Here's the bits in the kit:

Everything you need to create comes out of the box. If you're already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you received a block in your first kit and if you're just thinking about it, you'll get that block in your first kit. Other than that, all you need is adhesive (and if it's a specialty adhesive, like glue dots or Stampin' Dimensionals, that's in the box too!)

And the stamp set:

I love that corner image! It was stamped four times on the largest of the cards in the kit to form a beautiful frame! And once all your cards in the kit are complete, you'll get to use the stamps in other ways! Heads up! I'll be showing you a card on Monday that uses the stamp set with other Stampin' UP! supplies.

And, last but not least, the finished cards:

I love the way these turned out! There's three regular sized cards (4 ¼" x 5 ½"), three note card sized cards (3 ½" x 5") and three little pockets with a note inside that are sized to hold a gift card to someone's favourite store!

Did you know that as a Paper Pumpkin subscriber you can also order back kits from previous months? This privilege is only available to current Paper Pumpkin subscribers and I love that little perk! If I get a kit that I REALLY like, I can order another one (or two or three) when I place my next Stampin' UP! order. How cool is that??

You can sign up for Paper Pumpkin HERE and if you do so before the end of September, you'll only pay for one kit and your next one will be FREE!

What do you think?

SUPPLIES: August Paper Pumpkin Kit

Happy Stampin'!