Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Paper Plunge 14

Hello again! Today's card is this week's entry for The Paper Plunge challenge. It's time for a different kind of fold. A search on Pinterest turned up tons of ideas, but I liked this one. It's called a Twist Fold. It creates an interestingly shaped card with a space for a gift card. I found a great tutorial by Dawn Olchefske that explained how to make it.

Twist fold card - Paper Plunge 14
Stampin' Up! products used:
Stamp set: Label Love (inside the card)
Paper: Very Vanilla and Sahara Sand cardstock, Blueberry Crisp DSP (retired)
Ink: Pacific Point
Accessories: Artisan Label punch, Lovely Lace embossing folder, Beautiful Butterflies die (retired)

My next project will be to create an envelope for this card, since it is not a standard size. 

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!


Monday, December 29, 2014

The cobbler's children have no shoes...

It's now 4 days after Christmas and I finished making my Christmas cards last night! Based on a post I saw on Facebook last week, it seems that many stampers I know had not mailed their cards yet just before the 25th - hence, the title of my post. The cobbler's children have no shoes, and the cardmakers have not mailed their cards!

My plan is to get them in the mail today and call them holiday cards. I've written "Happy New Year!" inside, so hopefully, they'll be in time for that holiday. I'd like to share my cards with you. I was inspired to CASE some really clever cards from a couple of demonstrators who used Paper Pumpkin kits.

My first cards were CASEd from Marisa Gunn. She used the kit from November 2013, which originally had only 4 cards, to make 6 cards and 2 tags. I purchased several refills for the kit, and was able to make 30 cards. You can see Marisa's post here. I made very minor changes to her designs.

November 2013 kit cards
Stampin' Up! products used:
November 2013 Paper Pumpkin kit and 4 refill kits
Real Red and Very Vanilla cardstock

The rest of my cards were totally CASEd from Rachel Tessman. She used the kit from November 2014, which originally had 8 cards and 12 tags, to make 80 cards! You can see her post here. This was the most amazing thing I've ever seen. She is soooooo creative in her use of everything, including the negative space from punched objects! 

November 2014 kit cards
Stampin' Up! products used:
November 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake

If you'd like to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, and receive your own box of creative inspiration every month, click here. Each kit comes with everything you need to create a fabulous project. And you can also find lots more ideas for each kit on Pinterest.

That's it for today. Time to address my "holiday" cards and get them in the mail!

Thanks for stopping by , and have a great day!


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

My First Post!

So my dear friend Amanda has been trying to convince me for several months that I should start a blog. I spent a couple of hours with her last week, hoping that she could impart some of her vast knowledge to me. We'll see how it goes!
Since I am on a challenge blog design team and sometimes enjoy entering other challenges, a blog seems to be the way to go. Up to now, I have just posted my cards on Pinterest and sometimes Facebook, and will probably continue to do so. However, I think it's time to develop a new skill, so here goes!

Here is my entry for the week 13 challenge at The Paper Plunge. This one was a little hard for me. I like lots of stuff on my cards, so I have to work at clean and simple.
Joyful Heart - The Paper Plunge week 13
Stampin' Up! items used to create this project:
Stamp set: Banner Greetings
Paper: Whisper White and Pacific Point cardstock
Ink: Pacific Point
Tools: Banners Framelits, Decorative Dots embossing folder

This website is a work in progress, so be sure to check back with me to see what's new, and if I've learned anything! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!