Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Noel Bells - LICI-D-01

I had joined a Paper Share when the 2018 Holiday catalogue came out.  Paper Shares are a great way of seeing all the paper in the catalogue plus you don’t have a huge amount of paper to touch and feel and smell and store etc for years!!  Figured I had loved it long enough, so it was time to chop it!  I had 12 sheets of 6” x 6“paper, two of each design of this beautiful double-sided Joyous Noel Specialty DSP.  One side is designed with copper foil accents, it is just stunning! The other side is absolutely stunning too but there is just something about that copper!   I ended up with 24 cards, two of each card.  So here is my first of 12 Love It Chop It cards using this DSP. 


Stamps: Greetings of the Season (Holiday 2012), Dashing Deer (inside).

Cardstock: Tranquil Tide, Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper, Joyous Noel Specialty DSP (Holiday 2018).

Ink: Versamark, Merry Merlot (inside), Tranquil Tide (inside).

Tools: dimensionals, Tombow adhesive, snail adhesive, glue dots, Seam Binding ribbon, White embossing powder, Copper Thread, Bell trinkets.

Punches/Dies: Sprig punch.


Used a full panel from my Love It Chop It pile (5-1/4” x 4”).  Cut it again at 3-1/4”, flipped the shorter piece over and taped it back to the bigger piece.  Stamped the sentiment in VersaMark, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder and heat embossed it. Cover the join with a ribbon.  Adhere to card front.


Added a bit of copper thread behind the ribbon.


Adhere one of the strip wastes that we cut from our Love It Chop It stash to the inside of the card.


Friday, November 8, 2019

September 2019 Paper Pumpkin Bone Appetit


I tried really hard to get these finished before Halloween, but life kept happening!  I made up 15 of the treat boxes according to the kit instructions for my treaters this year.  Between my grand daughters and my leftovers, I was able to also make 11, 60-year-old goofus cards from the September 2019 Bone Appetit Paper Pumpkin kit.  I didn’t have any tags left from the kit so I used the Lots of Labels dies or the Trio of Tags dies for my tombstones.  Thank you for the inspiration from you creative Facebook and Pinterest pinners!


Cards 1 of 6:

Stamps: Memorable Moments 2012/13, July 2019 PP On My Mind (inside), Aug 2017 PP Giftable Greetings (inside), Sept 2019 PP Bone Appétit.

Ink: Black, Summer Starfruit marker, Pumpkin Pie.

Cardstock: Vellum, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Starfruit, Witches Brew DSP (Holiday 2013).

Extras: Stitched Shapes (circle #3), Pinewood Planks EF, sequins, Itty Bitty banner die, Banner die.

Cards 2 of 6:

Stamps: July 2019 PP On My Mind (inside), Aug 2017 PP Giftable Greetings (inside), Sept 2019 PP Bone Appétit, The Raven, Memorable Moments 2012/13.

Ink: Black, Pumpkin Pie (inside), Lavender Lace.

Cardstock: Black, Lavender Lace, Pumpkin Pie, Witches Brew DSP (Holiday 2013).

Extras: Eyelet Lace EF, Lots of Labels dies (#3), Spooky Bats punch, Trio of Tags die, Sizzix Grass die.

Card 3 of 6:

Stamps: Sept 2019 PP Bone Appétit, The Raven (inside), Memorable Moments 2012/13, July 2016 PP What a Gem (inside).

Ink: Black.

Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Witches Brew DSP (Holiday 2013).

Extras: Rhinestones, Lots of Labels dies.

Insides of cards 1, 2, 3


Card 4 of 6:

Stamps: July 2019 PP On My Mind (inside), Aug 2017 PP Giftable Greetings (inside), Sept 2019 PP Bone Appétit, Memorable Moments 2012/13.

Ink: Black, Pumpkin Pie.

Cardstock: Black, Vellum, Pumpkin Pie, Textured Pumpkin Pie panel (non SU!), Witches Brew DSP (Holiday 2013).

Extras: Stitched Shapes (circle #3), Rhinestones, Lots of Labels dies, Small Oval punch.

Card 5 of 6:

Stamps: Sept 2019 PP Bone Appétit, The Raven (inside), Memorable Moments 2012/13, July 2016 PP What a Gem (inside), Itty Bitty Birthdays.

Ink: Black, Lavender Lace.

Cardstock: Black, White, Lavender Lace, Witches Brew DSP (Holiday 2013).

Extras: Sequins, Seasonal Layers die, Trio of Tags die, Small Oval punch.

Card 6 of 6:

Stamps: Sept 2019 PP Bone Appétit, The Raven (inside), Memorable Moments 2012/13.

Ink: Black, Summer Starfruit marker, Basic Gray.

Cardstock: Summer Starfruit, Basic Gray, Witches Brew DSP (Holiday 2013).

Extras: Stitched Shapes (circle #3), sponge, Ribbon from my stash, sequins, Modern Label punch.

Insides of cards 4, 5, 6
No bones about it: Halloween has a way of “creeping up” on all of us. So to help us stay ahead of the game, Paper Pumpkin has created a monstrously delightful kit for September. It contains 20 food-safe little treat boxes with black and orange dots and stripes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. 


This kit contains supplies for 20 treat boxes and includes:
Bone Appetit stamp set
Gorgeous Grape ink spot
1 sheet foil tags
1 sheet vellum die cuts
1 sheet vellum laser cuts
5 sheets die-cut elements
20 food-safe treat boxes
20 mini black clothespins
100 adhesive dots
Black mini dimensionals

Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Gorgeous Grape, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White



Tuesday, October 1, 2019

September 2018 Frights & Delights Paper Pumpkin alternatives


September 2018 Frights & Delights Paper Pumpkin kit is a super cute kit!  I found all the supplies I needed to make 24 little treat bags!  I made up and handed out most of the bags filled with treats to the little goblins that came last year.  The kit had lots of cute elements that would work great for alternative card projects!  I saved back a handful to make into October birthday cards. 


I cut the plastic bags apart, adhered them to white cardstock then used them as backgrounds.  I didn’t have any tags left so I just made some.  I used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch for the tag o the right.  Cardstock colors used are Pumpkin Pie, Green Galore, More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant and white.


I used the Ticket Corer punch for the tags on the left card.  I stamped a few spiders to the panel of the last card before running it through the Spider Web EF.  Ra the green Galore strip through the Corrugated EF.  The phrases on all four cards is from the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set.  Added a bit of sequin bling to all the cards too.  Cardstock colors used are Pumpkin Pie, Green Galore, Black, Elegant Eggplant and white.


Each Frights & Delights kit comes with 24 cardstock cellophane bag bottoms, 24 printed gusseted cellophane bags, 6 sheets tag toppers, 1 sheet die-cut elements, 4 sheets laser-cut elements, 2 sheets silver foil laser-cut elements, 9 yds. baker’s twine, 150 adhesive dots, and 75 dimensionals. Frights ad Delights stamp set and the Basic Gray ink spot!  All the ingredients you’ll need for over-the-top, spooky cuteness!

Friday, September 20, 2019

Kangaroo Animal Outing - LICI-B-23

Stamps: Animal Outing, Suite Sayings (Occasions 2016, inside).

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB 2012), Soft Sky.

Ink: Black Tuxedo, Soft Suede, Soft Sky (inside), Granny Apple Green (inside and envelope).

Blends: Light Crumb Cake, Dark Crumb Cake, Ivory, Bronze, Light Smokey Slate, Light Old Olive.

Tools: Stamparatus, bone folder, purchased envelope, sponge, dimensionals, Tombow adhesive, snail adhesive, regular and mini glue dots, sequins, Softly Falling embossing folder, Black Baker’s twine, Elegant Dots embossing folder.

Punches/Dies: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Layering Circle Framelits Dies, Bitty Banners dies, Animal Friends dies.

Use a full panel from your Love It Chop It pile (5-1/4” x 4”).  Sponge edges with Soft Suede ink.  Set aside.

Cut a scrap of Very Vanilla 3” square for the giraffe and another at 3” x 1-3/4” for the phrase.  Set these on the Stamparatus and stamp both at the same time with Black Tuxedo ink.  Set aside to dry.

Cut Soft Sky ¾” x 4-1/4”.  Sponge edges in Soft Suede ink.  Run through the Softly Falling EF with sponging facing the Logo.  Set aside.

Cut a scrap of Very Vanilla 1” x 4-1/4”.  Punch using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch.  Sponge one long edge in Soft Suede ink.  Adhere to one long edge of the Soft Sky strip.

Adhere strip about 2-1/2” from the top of the DSP panel.  Trim and sponge edges. 

Cut Baker’s Twine 11”.  Fold in half and tape ends to the back of the card in the center of the blue strip.

Adhere panel to a Soft Sky card.

Cut a scrap of Very Vanilla 3” square.  Die cut a #6 circle from center.  Sponge edges in Soft Suede ink.  Set aside.

Cut a scrap of Soft Sky 3” square.  Die cut #F scallop circle from center.  Adhere to the Very Vanilla circle.  Add dimensionals and adhere to card front.



Color the Kangaroo - Light Crumb Cake Blends for most of the kangaroo, and a bit of the Dark Crumb Cake for the noses and ears. The kangaroo’s pouch is colored with a bit of Ivory with Bronze on the shaded areas. Light Smokey Slate for the Panda.  Light Old Olive for the grass.

Die cut using the Animal Friends dies.  Add dimensionals and adhere to card front.



Die cut the phrase close to the left side of each with the Bitty Banners dies.  Trim the right edge by hand.  Sponge both pieces in Soft Suede ink.  Adhere to card front.

Cut Baker’s Twine 11-1/2”.  Make a bow using Wayne’s wooden bow maker.  Adhere to the twine on the card front with mini glue dots. Trim.  Add sequins.



Stamp a phrase and some images to the inside of the card.  Decorate the envelope.



I’m still working on the Everyday Enchantment DSP that I have loved and now chopped.  I chopped the entire package into 5-1/4” strips then cut the strips into 4” pieces.  Kept the leftover strips too.  I have them stored in a Full Wide Stamp case. Kylie Bertucci has given us permission to Love It Chop It!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Winter Woods - LICI-B-22


Stamps: Winter Woods.

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB 2012).

Ink: Granny Apple Green, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake.

Tools: Stamparatus, bone folder, purchased envelope, sponge, dimensionals, Tombow adhesive, snail adhesive, glue dots, sequins, Natural Trim ribbon, Subtle embossing folder.

Punches/Dies: Lots of Labels dies, In the Woods Framelits.

Use a full panel from your Love It Chop It pile (5-1/4” x 4”).  Sponge edges with Soft Suede ink.  Set aside.



Cut Very Vanilla at 4” x 2-1/2”.  Set it and the phrase from the Winter Woods stamp set on the Stamparatus.  Stamp with Granny Apple Green.  Die cut from the Lots of Labels dies.  Sponge with Crumb Cake ink.  Run through the Subtle EF.  Set aside.



Die cut the two pine tress from the In the Woods dies from 3-3/4” x 4” Very Vanilla.  Pop the branches outwards.  Sponge branches and both trees with Crumb Cake ink.  Add mini dimensionals to the back of the top tree, avoiding the branches.  Set aside.

Measure up from the bottom of the DSP about 2-5/8” and adhere phrase at that mark.  Cut 5” of Natural Trim and tape to the back across the bottom of the phrase.  Adhere to a Very Vanilla card.  Add tree and gold sequins.



Cut 4” of Natural Trim and tie a knot around the trim on the card.  Add a glue dot behind the knot to hold in place.  Add glue dots to hold the tails in place.



Stamp a phrase and some images to the inside of the card.  Decorate the envelope.



I have loved and now chopped the entire package of my Everyday Enchantment DSP from 2012!  I chopped it in 5-1/4” strips then cut the strips into 4” pieces.  Kept the leftover strips too.  I cut the cardboard backing from the DSP to fit in a Full Wide Stamp case. I checked my ribbons to see what I had that matched and taped a small piece to the cardboard.  Stored all the chopped DSP in a Full Wide Stamp case.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Happy Birthday - LICI-B-20


Stamps: Well Said, Falling Flowers (envelope).

Cardstock: Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Old Olive, Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB 2012).

Ink: Poppy Parade, Soft Suede.

Tools: Stamparatus, bone folder, purchased envelope, sponge, dimensionals, Tombow adhesive, snail adhesive, glue dots, pearls, ribbon, Corrugated embossing folder, Wink of Stella, spritzer.

Punches/Dies: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Well Written Framelits.

Use a full panel from your Love It Chop It pile (5-1/4” x 4”).  Sponge edges with Soft Suede ink. 


Die cut all the pieces.



Add the flowers to the leaves.

Cut Soft Suede cardstock at 1-1/4” x 4-1/4”.  Spritz with water and run through the Corrugated EF.  Adhere to the center of the DSP panel without adding glue to the long edges.  Trim edges.



Tape 5” of Pool Party ribbon around the Corrugated piece.  Adhere to a Poppy Parade card.  Set aside.

Set the panel for the inside of the card and the Stitched circle (3) for the outside of the card on the Stamparatus and stamp both phrases.  Add dimensionals to the circle.



Add circle to the card front.  Add the die cuts, tucking the ends of the leaves under the Soft Suede strip.



Cut ribbon 8” and make a bow.  Adhere to the ribbon on the card front with mini glue dots. Trim.  Add pearls.  Color the bird, flowers and butterfly with the Wink of Stella.



Add the butterfly to the inside of the card.  Decorate the envelope.



I’m still working on the Everyday Enchantment DSP that I have loved and now chopped.  I chopped it in 5-1/4” strips then cut the strips into 4” pieces.  Kept the leftover strips too.  I have them stored in a Full Wide Stamp case.  This is card #20 of 24 cards I made by loving and chopping the entire package of my Everyday Enchantment DSP!  I made 4 of each card so a total of 96 cards!  It is such a good way of using the DSP that has sat on my shelf for years!  Do watch Kylie Bertucci’s video on how to do this!

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Best Birds - LICI-B-24


Stamps: Best Birds (2017/18).

Cardstock: Vellum, Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB 2012).

Ink: Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, Versamark, Crumb Cake marker, Old Olive marker.

Tools: Stamparatus, bone folder, purchased envelope, sponge, dimensionals, Tombow adhesive, snail adhesive, glue dots, sequins, Everyday Enchantment ribbon, Wink of Stella, Copper embossing powder, Copper metallic thread, burlap ribbon, lace.

Punches/Dies: Layering Circles Dies, Birds and Blooms Thinlits dies.


I’m still working on the Everyday Enchantment DSP that I have loved and now chopped.  I chopped it in 5-1/4” strips then cut the strips into 4” pieces.  Kept the leftover strips too.  I have them stored in a Full Wide Stamp case. Kylie Bertucci has given us permission to Love It Chop It!

Use a full panel from your Love It Chop It pile (5-1/4” x 4”).  Sponge edges with Soft Suede ink.  Adhere to a Soft Suede card.  Set aside.


Cut vellum 6” x 3-1/4”.  Rub one end with the embossing buddy.  Stamp the crosshatch from the Best Birds stamp set with Versamark.  Copper emboss.  Die cut the cross hatch with a circle (6) and die cut a scallop circle (F) from the other edge.  Adhere together with glue dots in the center.  Set aside.


Die cut one large and one small bird from Soft Suede cardstock with the Birds and Blooms dies.  Keep the pieces in tack with the birds.  Hold together with scotch tape.  Set aside. 


Die cut both birds again from Calypso Coral cardstock.  Remove the beaks and feet from the Calypso Coral birds. 


Color Calypso Coral birds with Wink of Stella then adhere to the Soft Suede birds.  Add dimensionals and set aside.


Its easy to have a long narrow stamp ‘go out of shape’ when sticking it to the Stamparatus.  Here is how to align your stamp with a die: lay Very Vanilla 4-1/4” x 2” cardstock on the Stamparatus.  Rub with the embossing buddy.  Lay the die cut side up on the cardstock. 


Set the stamp in the die – make sure it fits properly.  Pick the stamp with the other plate.  Remove the die and stamp the branch from the Best Birds stamp set with Versamark.  Copper emboss. 


Die cut with the Birds and Blooms dies.  You will notice the stamped image fits perfectly inside the die.

Color the branch with Crumb Cake and Old Olive markers.  Set aside.


Cut lace 4” long.  Glue dot about 1” from the bottom of the DSP.  Cut Burlap ribbon 4” and adhere just above the lace.  Set aside.

Wrap Copper Metallic thread around 3 fingers three times.  Tape to the card front to suit the vellum circle.


Tuck the vellum circle under the Burlap ribbon a bit.  Add glue dots to the bottom leaves and dimensionals to each end of the branch.  Add to card front.


Place birds in place.


Cut Calypso Coral ribbon 10” long.  Make a double bow using Wayne’s wooden bow maker.  Adhere to the card front with mini glue dots. Trim.


Stamp a phrase and some images to the inside of the card.  Decorate the envelope.

You can order SU! products online and have them shipped directly to your door. Simply click on the “Shop Now” button in my banner (or I can order for you). I would be most happy to be your Canadian demonstrator (since April 2006).

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