Friday, April 13, 2018

March 2018 May Good Things Grow Paper Pumpkin Alternatives


Look at me go!  Actually got a kit done within a month!  Might be hope for me yet! 
March 2018 is Paper Pumpkin’s 5th anniversary, and along with celebrating five amazing years of creating and sharing together, they also wanted to find a way to say thank you to their friends with an amazing March kit which includes a fantastic, FREE gift—a pack of beautiful wood embellishments.  Once I finished my cards, I laid them out and added the wooden pieces.  They aren’t really my favorite thing!  I broke quite a few of the bigger ones trying to take them off the base!
These are the extras I used.  All other items were supplied in the March 2018 May Good Things Grow Paper Pumpkin kit.  Most of my inspiration came from Pinterest, of course!

Card 1 of 9 alternative. 
I took the envelope apart and used it for the background.  Not that it really shows, but I lightly sanded the front of the panel before distressing.
Cardstock: Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride, Lemon Lime Twist.
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Soft Suede.
Extras: sanding block, distressing tool, Stitched Shapes framelits, sponge, gold glitter glue, flower shaping tool. Embossing folder, punch

Card 2 of 9 alternative. 
I took the other envelope apart and used it for a background too.
Cardstock: white, Basic Grey.
Ink: Basic Grey.
Extras:  distressing tool, sponge, wide oval punch, vintage lace.

Card 3 of 9 alternative. 
Cardstock: Blackberry Bliss, Very Vanilla.
Ink: Blackberry Bliss.
Extras: Honeycomb embossing folder, gold glitter glue, flower shaping tool.

Card 4 of 9 alternative. 
Card 4 open.
I loved how Ginger from the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club Facebook page made use of the envelope reinforcement closure things so had to put my spin on her idea!  Happy Birthday is revealed when the string is undone.
Cardstock: White, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride, Lemon Lime Twist, Blackberry Bliss, Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper.
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Soft Suede.
Extras: flower shaping tool, Happy Birthday thinlit, 5/16” circle punch.

Card 5 of 9 alternative. 
Here is a card using the envelope flap.
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Lemon Lime Twist.
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Soft Suede.
Extras: flower shaping tool, Trio flowers punch, rhinestones, doily

Card 6 of 9 alternative. 
And the flap from the Lemon Lime envelope.
Stamp: En Francais.
Cardstock: Blackberry Bliss, Lemon Lime Twist.
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Soft Suede.
Extras: Trio flowers punch, Stitched Shapes framelits, sponge, flower shaping tool, Basket weave Embossing folder.

Card 7 of 9 alternative. 
Cut the large flower piece in half and added extra flowers and leaves.  I trimmed the Fresh Fig note card down for the background, ran it through the Brick wall embossing folder then sanded it.
Stamp: Flourishing Phrases.
Cardstock: Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Lemon Lime Twist.
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Soft Suede.
Extras: sanding block, flower shaping tool, Brick wall Embossing folder.

Card 8 of 9 alternative. 
Here is what I did with the other half of the large flower piece. I split the green stripe to make it 5” long then covered the split with the ribbon that came in the kit. Added an extra flower and a couple of leaves.
Stamp: Bunch of Blossoms.
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Suede.
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Soft Suede.
Extras: sponge, doily, flower shaping tool. Embossing folder, punch

Card 9 of 9 alternative. 
Brenda from the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club Facebook page used the reinforcements as part of her card base to do the Inlaid Embossing Technique.  I only ended up with one card as there was only 8 reinforcements in the kit.  I used up my scrap pieces to make the bottom panel.
Cardstock: Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride.
Ink: Blackberry Bliss.
Extras: flower shaping tool, Delicate Dots embossing folder, scallop edge border punch, doily, stapler, Trio Flower punch.

It is intended to make 8 note cards and envelopes.  I ended up with 32 cards, 4 of each alternative design plus one more using the Fresh Fig reinforcements!



Each kit contains: May Good Things Grow stamp set, Early Espresso ink spot, 8 card bases, 8 card panels, 8 envelopes, 4 die-cut element sheets, 1 laser-cut element sheet, 1 sticker strip sheet, 4-1/2 yds. purple ribbon, 16 yds. white linen thread, 16 antique brass brads, 12 pink pearls (in 2 sizes), 12 purple pearls (in 2 sizes), 4 purple pearls, 275 dimensionals, and 100 adhesive dots.
Coordinating SU! colors: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo, Fresh Fig, Powder Pink, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist.


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Party Panads Birthday - One Hour Card Class 040 OHCC040


Stamps: Party Pandas (SAB 2018).

Cardstock: White, Gold foil, Melon Mambo, Painted with Love DSP (Occasions 2018).

Ink: Black, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette marker

Tools: Love Mini Tinsel Trim combo pack (Occasions 2018), sequins from my stash, glue dots, Simple Stripes embossing folder (Occasions 2018), dimensionals.

Punches/Dies: Banners Framelits (2016/17), Stitched Shapes Framelits (2017/18), star punch.

I hadn’t even used my Party Pandas stamp set so decided to use it for my March class before SAB was done.  Went searching Pinterest and found this on Just Judy Designs page (sorry, not a direct link to the card) that used the Painted with Love DSP so I chose to copy it.  Here are the items I used: 


Die cut a banner – the one that is just less than 2” wide from the 5-1/4” x 4” DSP panel.  The reverse side of the panel is the hearts. 


Trim about 3/8” off the top of the banner. 


Die cut another banner - the one that is about 2-1/4” wide from Melon Mambo cardstock and a 2-1/2” circle with the Stitched Shapes Framelits in Pink Pirouette at the same time.  Run the banner through the Simple Stripes embossing folder and adhere to DSP panel to cover the hole. 


The Love Mini Tinsel Trim combo pack comes in Gold and Powder Pink.  Both work nicely with the DSP. 


Stamp using various stamps from the Party Pandas stamp set on a panel for the inside of the card. 


Decorate an envelope with stamped images. 


If you have never made a card before, you will love these One Hour Card Class workshops!  We will complete a card with a matching envelope – ready for the mail!  I host card classes every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  You pick the day and the time that suits you.  Message or email me for more info.  As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’m here to give you fun ideas, share specials & teach you about fabulous stampin products. Let's unleash your creativity!  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.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Born to be a Farmer Sign



This is definitely a fact – “Born to be a Farmer” approximate size 18” wide x 7-1/4” high.  More info on my FB page.  Hope you will follow along for updates as I post them by "Liking" my Here’s Your Sign Facebook page. 

Friday, April 6, 2018

Cricut Daisy - One Hour Card Class 067 - OHCC067


Stamps: Bunch of Blossoms, Whimsical Words (SAB 2010) or One Big Meaning (2017/2018).

Cardstock: Basic Grey, White, Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride.

Ink: Basic Grey, Melon Mambo.

Tools: bone folder, purchased envelope, sponge, dimensionals, Tombow adhesive, snail adhesive, glue dots, Softly Falling EF, Pinewood Planks EF, clear Faceted Gems, mini sequins trim, silver sequins

Punches: Banner, large oval.

Did a little bit of cheating here!  Found a daisy online and let my Cricut Explore Air cut it out!  How simple is that!  I also totally cheated and used Claire Daly’s card layout!

Stamp the sentiment from the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set on to white cardstock with Basic Grey ink.  Punch with the large oval punch.  Add dimensionals. 


Spong the petals with Blushing Bride ink and the centers with Melon Mambo ink.  Add a dimensional.  Add three silver sequins to the card front with glue dots.  Add a clear Faceted Gem to the daisy center.


Stamp a phrase from the Whimsical Words or One Big Meaning stamp set in Melon Mambo ink and adhere to the inside of the card.


Open the flap of a purchased envelope and run through the Pinewood Planks EF.  Lightly sponge with Basic Grey ink.



If you have never made a card before, you will love these One Hour Card Class workshops!  We will complete a card with a matching envelope – ready for the mail!  I host card classes every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  You pick the day and the time that suits you.  Message or email me for more info.  As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’m here to give you fun ideas, share specials & teach you about fabulous stampin products. Let's unleash your creativity!  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.


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

April 2017 Paper Pumpkin A Sara Thing Alternative

Yes, I am a year behind, but I sure hope you didn’t miss out on this kit – A Sara Thing!   I ended up with 20 cards, 4 of each alternative design! I wasn’t keen on Sara’s flowers and leaves so I substituted them.  These are the extras I used.  All other items were supplied in the A Sara Thing Paper April 2017 Pumpkin kit.

Card 1 of 5 alternative.  


Stamps: Petite Petals (2016/17).

Cardstock: So Saffron, Lemon Lime Twist.

Ink: Black.

Tools: mini die from my stash, sponge, sequins.

Punches: Bird Builder (2015/16), Petite Petals (2016/17).

Card 2 of 5.

Stamps: Petite Petals (2016/17).

Cardstock: Lemon Lime Twist, Pacific Point.

Ink: Black.

Tools: sequins.

Punches: Bird Builder (2015/16), Petite Petals (2016/17).

Card 3 of 5.

Stamps: Petite Petals (2016/17).

Cardstock: Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry.

Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Black.

Tools: mini die from my stash, sequins, baker’s twine.

Punches: Bird Builder (2015/16), Petite Petals (2016/17).

Card 4 of 5.

Cardstock: Lemon Lime Twist.

Ink: Black, Lemon Lime Twist.

Tools: sequins, baker’s twine.

Dies: Stitched Shapes framelits.

Card 5 of 5.

Cardstock: Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo.

Ink: Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo.

Tools: Black metallic thread, sequins.

Punches/Dies: Stitched Shapes framelits, Bird Builder (2015/16), Petite Petals (2016/17).

SU! turned the creative control of their April Paper Pumpkin kit over to SU!’s CEO, Sara Douglass, and the result was stunning! Sara described her style as, “bold, vibrant, and artistic with a little bit of sass,”. She designed this kit so we can discover creativity through the eyes of the CEO while having an experience that is uniquely YOU! Get ready to embrace your inner artist and skip to the fun with Sara.  Here are the contents:


What is Paper Pumpkin?
An all-inclusive paper crafting kit arriving in your snail mailbox every month.
Exclusive photopolymer stamp sets.
Crafting time you can count on without a lot of prep work.
Getting together with friends to craft every month.
Project designs vary each month.
Live in Canada? You can order the Paper Pumpkin subscriptions HERE.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Calypso Coral Falling Flowers - One Hour Card Class 063 - OHCC063




Stamps: Watercolor Wash, Falling Flowers, Birthday Blossoms.

Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Watercolor paper.

Ink: Calypso Coral, Calypso Coral re-inker.

Tools: bone folder, Aqua Painter, Tombow adhesive, snail adhesive, White embossing powder, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet, Calypso Coral ribbon, dimensionals, glue dot, purchased envelope, Scatter Sunshine Stampin Around wheel

Dies: May Flowers Framelits.

I found this card on Pinterest and used it as my guideline. 

I used the Stampin Around wheel (retired) to make the patterned paper.


I used the Watercolor Wash background stamp for the watercoloring then used very little water with the Aqua Painter to blend some of the ink.


Used the Stampin Around wheel to help decorate the inside of the card. 


Add a row of Scatter Sunshine flowers along the bottom of a purchased envelope.


If you have never made a card before, you will love these One Hour Card Class workshops!  We will complete a card with a matching envelope – ready for the mail!  I host card classes every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  You pick the day and the time that suits you.  Message or email me for more info.  As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’m here to give you fun ideas, share specials & teach you about fabulous stampin products. Let's unleash your creativity!  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.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Google Sign



Lots of truth to this eh girls??  We will let them think it!  Haha!  “Google” approximate size 9-1/2” wide x 7-1/4 high.  More info on my FB page.  Hope you will follow along for updates as I post them by "Liking" my Here’s Your Sign Facebook page. 

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