Paper Pumpkin PPA 176 Card

Paper Pumpkin

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It’s time to show you my card from September Paper Pumpkin.  Anyone who has children or grandchildren, from kindergarten through adulthood, will find themselves using this stamp set over and over.  Paper Pumpkin stamps are EXCLUSIVE – you won’t ever find them in the catalog.  It is this fact alone that keeps me excited receiving my little Paper Pumpkin box every month.  LOVE it!!  The Pals Paper Arts challenge that started today was a sketch challenge.  I really like this sketch and thought it went perfectly with this stamp set.  I have also just started following a blog for the Paper Pumpkin kits called My Pumpkin Challenge and thought it would be fun to play along.  I love to see what other people are creating with the kits.  Check it out!

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set:  Paper Pumpkin September Stamp Set, Banner Greetings
  • Paper: Winter Frost DSP, Midnight Muse, Smoky Slate, Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
  • Ink: VersaMark
  • Cool Tools: Modern Label Punch, Hearts A Flutter Framelits
  • Finishing Touch: Silver 1/8″ Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder

Tip of the Day:  Did you notice the ends on the bottom banner?  Instead of just cutting a piece of cardstock, I thought it would be nice to have a similar edge as the Modern Label punch.  This photo is the best way to teach you how to do your own:

Framelit

So – there you have a pretty quick card for someone in your life who has accomplished something worth celebrating.  My daughter is in her Junior year of high school and is taking very difficult classes.  The end of the first grading period is coming up and I want to make sure she knows how proud we are of her!

I hope you liked my card today!  If you did, would you please leave me a comment?  I would love to know who you would like to send a card to that would let them know how proud you are of them.  Don’t let those moments pass you by!  I have cards for birthdays, gratitude, holidays, even sympathy all saved up and ready to go.  I am going to make more cards like this to have on hand so that my loved ones will know that their accomplishments are noticed and appreciated.

As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  Until next time,

Keep calm and craft on!

Debbie

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By the Tide Masculine Card

By the Tide

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By the Tide is one of my favorite stamp sets and I use it for so many of my scrapbook pages. However, we have had a crisis in our family this week and I am 800 miles away.  There really isn’t much I can do but offer words of comfort (I hope!) so I went into my craft room and made a card.  This card is going to my brother-in-law who loves the beach.

I will be entering this card into the Paper Players Color Challenge #167 this week: using Midnight Muse, Pool Party and Whisper White.  These colors are perfect for a masculine card!  I wanted to make an easel card because they always make a special presentation. The card base is Pool Party, cut at 10″x 5″ and scored at 5″ and 7.5″. You then make the card base (5″ x 5″) that will be decorated.  I stamped the three images then used the smallest square framelit to cut them out.  I used the next smallest for the midnight muse but thought it needed more color so I used my retired 1 1/4″ square punch for the Pool Party layer, which added just the right amount of color.  I versamarked the shell stamp and heat embossed in Pool Party.  The Midnight Muse ribbon wrapped around the Pool Party base was a really pretty touch that doesn’t distract your eye but adds just the right amount of interest to the card front.

Tip of the Day:  The trick to keeping an easel card  propped up is having a layer on the bottom piece that will allow the card front to stay put.  I versamarked and heat embossed the adorable little Sandpiper stamp from Wetlands, layered it then added dimensionals.  The Pool Party buttons look like sea glass to me so they just had to be used as well!

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set:  By the Tide, Wetlands, Blessings from Heaven
  • Paper: Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Whisper White
  • Ink: Midnight Muse, VersaMark
  • Cool Tools: Big Shot, Squares Collection framelits, 1 1/4″ square punch (retired), Simply Scored Scoring Tool
  • Finishing Touch: Midnight Muse 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Subtles Designer Buttons, Pool Party Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder

What do you do when you feel helpless to help someone you know and love?  I would love to hear your suggestions!  Have you been thinking about the fantastic offer from Stampin’ Up!?  If you have any questions, please let me know!  This is the last week to join at the amazing price of $25!  There are no further obligations – promise!  However, I believe that once you become a Pal, you will never want to leave.  So, what are YOU waiting for??  Email me today!

Keep calm and craft on!

Debbie

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