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).

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

March 2019 Poppin' Birthday Paper Pumpkin



Took a few boxes of Paper Pumpkin to the cabin with me over the summer.  Managed to finish the March 2019 Poppin Birthday.  Was looking to make some birthday cards for 30 and 40 year old’s so this fit my plan. I didn’t even make alternatives, just made them according to the kit instructions.


Inside and envelope.

Inside and envelope.

Contained supplies for 8 cards and 8 envelopes.  It also included an additional stamp set, Counting the Years.
The kit included:
Poppin’ Birthday Photopolymer Stamp Set
Counting the Years Photopolymer Stamp Set
Poppy Parade Classic Stampin’ Spot
8 card bases
8 printed envelopes
9 printed die-cut sheets
6 die-cut white labels
8 pop-up inserts
6 die-cut pennants
144 dimensionals
50 adhesive dots
5-1/2 yds. adhesive roll

Coordinating Stampin' Up! Colors: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Joy to the World - LICI-B-18


Stamps: Waterfront, Tin of Tags (Holiday 2016).

Cardstock: Poppy Parade, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB 2012).

Ink: Poppy Parade, Old Olive, Soft Suede.

Tools: Stamparatus, bone folder, purchased envelope, sponge, dimensionals, Tombow adhesive, snail adhesive, regular and mini glue dots, sequins, Softly Falling embossing folder, Old Olive ribbon.

Punches/Dies: Pretty Pines Thinlits dies, 5-Petal Flower punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circle Dies.

Use a full panel from your Love It Chop It pile (5-1/4” x 4”).  Sponge edges with Soft Suede ink.  Flip to the wrong side and pencil mark at 1-1/8” from the bottom of the panel.  Cut Old Olive ribbon at 5-1/2” and tape to the pencil mark.  Adhere to an Old Olive card.  Set aside.


Die cut all three pine branches from Old Olive using the Pretty Pines Thinlits dies.  Cut the largest one in half.  Taper the branch to look like the rest.


Cut a Very Vanilla panel at 2-3/4” x 1-1/2”.  Sponge edges with Soft Suede ink.  Over stamp with the speckle image from the Waterfront stamp set in Old Olive ink.  Adhere to a 3” x 1-3/4” Old Olive panel.  Adhere branches to the Very Vanilla panel.  Set aside.


Punch 4 Poppy Parade flowers and 2 Old Olive flowers with the 5-Petal Flower punch.  Sponge edges with Soft Suede ink.  Run the Poppy Parade flowers through the Softly Falling EF.  Adhere two Poppy Parade flowers together, altering the petals.  Repeat for a second poinsettia. Adhere the Old Olive flowers to the bottom of each poinsettia, altering the petals.  Set aside.


Stamp a phrase in the center of a 2-3/4” scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock with Poppy Parade ink.  Die cut with the Stitched Shapes die (#2).  Sponge edges with Soft Suede ink.  Adhere to a Poppy Parade scalloped circle die (D).  Add dimensionals and set aside.


Adhere the Very Vanilla panel and phrase to the card front. 


Add poinsettias.  Add 3 gold sequins to the center of each poinsettia and 3 more to the bottom of the card.


Add a phrase to the inside and decorate an 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 stored them in a Full Wide Stamp case. Kylie Bertucci has given us permission to Love It Chop It! 

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