Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pumpkin of Strips

Here is the second project we made for stamp club this month.  It uses one sheet of cardstock and a few scraps for the topper.  The pumpkin is about 7" wide and 5-1/2" tall.  The straw is a bunch of left over Crumb Cake strips I crumpled up.

The leaves were cut with the Autumn Accents Bigz Die and then stamped with the Wonderfall Stamp Set.  The little curls were made with thin strips of cardstock.  You know the ones.....you have a bunch of them left over from cutting down you cardstock for a smaller mat.  Use your Bone Folder and pull on the strip like you are trying to curl ribbon.  This will not actually curl the cardstock, but it will break up the fibers so it will curl better.  Then wrap the strip tightly around a pencil and slide off the end.  The leaves and curls were attached with some two way glue pen.
The main part of the pumpkin is made with 1" x 8-1/2" stips of Pumpkin Pie Cardstock.  I used 10 of them.  The 11th strip put too much stress on the brad to hold them together.  Each strip is embossed with different embossing folders.  The stem is a rolled up piece of Early Espresso with tiny cut fringe.  The stem holds on best with some glue dots.  You could also use hot glue gun. I didn't have mine handy.

Products Used:
Stamps:  Wonderfall (wm#128084, cm#128087)
Colors:  Pumpkin Pie, Gumball Green cardstock, Early Espresso and Garden Green Ink
Accessories:  Autumn Accents Bigz Die (#127812), Big Shot (#113474), Various Embossing Folders, Bone Folder (#102300)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Googly Ghouls Club Card

Last night was great.  I love meeting new ladies and the start of a new Stamp Club.  Here is the card we made.  It features several items from the current Holiday Mini Catalog: Googly Ghouls Stamp Set, Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper, Googlies, and the Basic Gray1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon.

All of the characters in the stamp set "Googly Ghouls" have places you can put googly eyes.  Stampin' Up! also has googlies with adhesive on the back of them for easy adhesion to your projects.

TIP:  To easily remove the googlie (also works for rhinstones and pearls) from the sheet, use the Piercing Tool.  Put the tip just under the eye.  Use the tool to the put the eye on your project hold in place with your finger and pull the tool out.

Products Used:
Stamps: Googly Ghouls (wm#128060, cm#128063)
Colors:  Basic Grey, Whisper White, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizzaz (marker), Howlstooth & Scraingbone DSP (#126906)
Accessories:  1/2" Basic Gray Striped Satin Ribbon (#127837), Googlies (#127539), Spider Web Embossing Folder (#120889), Big Shot (#113439), Modern Label Punch (#119849)
Googly Ghouls Stamp Set (wm#128060, cm#128063)
Basic Gray 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon (#127837)
Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP (#126906)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Simply Scored--Just the Right Touch

Have you ever made a card and just sat there thinking, "This needs something, but I don't know what."  Pull out your Simply Scored for just the right touch to add that "something" your card needs to make it complete.
Here is a card I made recently using a must have stamp set, "Lovely as a Tree".  We all have made similar cards. A basic area in the middle for the focal image and a bunch of space around it to fill in with something.  While we have many options, Designer Series Paper or background stamp, just to name a couple, they are not what we are looking for.  I wanted to keep the focus on the tree area in this card.  A few simple scores on the Simply Scored tool and it gave this card, just the right touch.

Stampin' Up! has also come out with a Diagonal Score Plate to make your Simply Scored even more useful. More on that another time.  The tree is stamped in Early Espresso and then colored in with Blender Pens.  I used swirling motions of Gumball Green, Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake.

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Products Used:
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree (WM#115026, CM#127793)
Colors: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Square Lattice Embossing Folder (#119976), Big Shot (#113439), Simply Scored (#122334), Blender Pens (#102845), Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon (#122332)
Simply Scored (#122334)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Stampin' Up! September Special

Promotion Details: While the kids are heading back to school, Stampin' Up! is going back to 'spool'! For the month of September, get a FREE package of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon-an $8.95 value-for every $40 (before tax & shipping) you spend!  There is no limit to the number of FREE spools of ribbon you can get.  Order $200 in product and get all 5.

Retail Value
Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95
Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
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Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95
Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95
Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
$ 8.95

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