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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Friday, September 15, 2017

September Paper Pumpkin Alternative

This month's Paper Pumpkin kit, called Layered Leaves, included the products to make eight embossed love notes and eight embossed pillow boxes for filling with treats. Since I very rarely have need of treat boxes, I decided to use those components and see if I could create a card instead.

I lightly sponged some Cajun Craze ink over the embossing to make it stand out more, then layered it on an Early Espresso mat to make it pop.

The leaves were stamped in Crumb Cake to make a frame around the embossed piece. the die-cuts were included, so all I had to do was glue them on, stamp the tag, and tie them together with the also-included baker's twine.

I love that leaf stamp! In fact, I like all the stamps in this month's kit! I'll be using that leaf again on tomorrow's card, so be sure to check back.

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