Monday, September 18, 2017

Let it Snow

Do not adjust your monitor....this really is a black and white card! Since the Merry Little Labels stamp set coordinates with the Card Front Builder Thinlits, I thought it would be fun to put together a simple card in monochrome. The black and white patterns in the Merry Music Specialty DSP pack had the perfect design for it, too. It looks like snowflakes at first glance, but look closer....

They are musical notes! Pretty cool, huh? So naturally I was humming the tune to Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! while I was making it. Gotta love Dean Martin!

The trees and deer silhouette were cut from scraps of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, and the snowy hill they are standing on started as a piece of glimmer paper 2-7/8" x 4". I cut a slight slope making the bottom portion a bit larger than the top, then turned that top around 180 degrees and it became the bottom snow slope!

Look at how few stamping supplies it took....

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Stamp Review Crew - Merry Café

I'm so happy you could join the Stamp Review Crew today, because today's featured stamp is the sweet Merry Café photopolymer set! It was made to coordinate with the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies (pg. 213 AC), and it's so versatile for Autumn and Winter holiday occasions!

You may have landed here from Kelly's blog, My Papercraft Journey, or maybe you are starting here with my blog. Just click the links found at the bottom of each blog to take the tour!

My first project is a card celebrating Fall, my favorite time of year! I love sweater weather, apple cider, and hot chocolate, but you know what I don't love? Pumpkin Spice Latte. (Shhh, don't tell anyone!) Oh, I do love pumpkin pie, and pumpkin bread, and pumpkin scones, and the spices that go with them, but just not in my coffee. I'm more of a Mocha girl, and make mine a Venti, please! That being said, it is still exciting when PSL becomes available, because that means Autumn is coming!

The pumpkins were fussy-cut from the Painted Autumn DSP pack, an easy way to add more pumpkiny goodness!

For the next card, I wanted to show that many of the stamps can be used without being coffee (or tea) related.

This is a simple Christmas card showing off five of the stamps in the 29 piece set. Yes, you read that right! There are twenty-nine photopolymer stamps the cover a lot of holidays - even Valentine's Day!

I combined it with some scraps from the Quilted Christmas DSP stack to add a little color.

That's all for my projects. I had planned on making a Valentine card, too, but simply ran out of time. Up next is Ann, over at The Stampin' Schach. Check our her sweet creations!

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Another September Paper Pumpkin Alternative

This alternate to the Layered Leaves Paper Pumpkin kit was so quick and easy! Remember that leaf from yesterday's card? Here it was stamped in Crumb Cake and Crushed Curry, leaving room for the pretty adhesive foil leaves in the kit. I also added some lightly sponged Crushed Curry for a little more color.

You know how I like the bling, so those gold leaves make my heart happy! The greeting was stamped in Early Espresso, cut with the second smallest Lots of Labels Framelits die, then layered on a vellum oval cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Some burlap ribbon and Crushed Curry twine add balance to the card, and the Glitter Enamel Dots really make the greeting pop. (One can never have too much bling, right?)

A little birdie told me that the October and November Paper Pumpkin kits will be coordinated and perfect for making cards AND gifts!

  • The October and November kits coordinate but they also stand alone. You DO NOT need both kits to create a complete project!
  • To receive October’s kit, you must sign up (click on the Paper Pumpkin box shown in the products below) before 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10.
  • To receive November’s kit, you  must sign up ( click on the Paper Pumpkin box shown in the products below) before 11:50 PM (MT) on November 10.
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