Sunday, June 26, 2022

June Paper Pumpkin Kit Pick of the Crop

 When my June Paper Pumpkin kit arrived, I dug right in, which is not typical for me. I usually wait a few days to see what others are posting on the Facebook Paper Pumpkin Fan Club page. But not this time, I finished so fast I was able to post my alternative creations on the Paper Pumpkin Demonstrator Page and got lots of positive feedback. I hope you'll enjoy my creations below.




Each kit came with one small canvas bag that will hold some of the cards you create so you can give it as a gift.

The Hello was stamped in Night of Navy ink, looks black I know.
The lavender was stamped in Rich Razzleberry or you could stamp in Blackberry Bliss. I folded one of the left over tags in half, punched a rectangular hole, and stamped "for you" which came from a retired set. Soft Succulent 3/8" Organza Ribbon tied it to the handle.

These next three photos are of the kit cards made exactly following the instructions included.




When I was done with the 9 cards, there were a lot of assorted pieces left, so I started making alternative designs.


I had to trim the bread loaves as they looked like banana slugs to me.
The gingham tissue and greeting are from prior Paper Pumpkin kit leftovers I had around.


Next I decided to use the Jar Punch with the Rainbow Glimmer Paper and create some assorted Lavender cards.




As I was digging around through my older Paper Pumpkin kit leftovers I discovered I had some 3" x 3" Crumb Cake cards and matching "fruity" envelopes. So that got me creating with the (retired) Sweet Strawberry stamp set and matching Strawberry Builder punch. Also found I had some more Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper which coordinated nicely with my design ideas.


Next I located my Harvest Hellos stamp set and Apple Builder punch for the next set of cards below.


Back to the Berry Delightful DSP and the current kit blueberry stamp that I colored and punched out.


Next came the Full Basket dies to weave myself some baskets in Soft Suede to place the strawberries, blueberries, and trimmed small breads. I really like how all these turned out.


I repurposed some of the mini pizza boxes I had into holders for the 3" x 3" cards I created.


This June kit and all the extras I played with made these creations I'm sharing with you extra special! 
I hope you enjoyed viewing these ideas.

I'd love to know in the comments which of my alternate cards you liked the most.

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Saturday, June 25, 2022

Sharing Creativity Now Event Splendid Day Suite Gift Bag Finale

Hello! Today's the final day to celebrate the Creativity Now event from last Saturday with the beautiful gift bag that will hold the four cards made and shown earlier this weekhere on my blog.

Just as a reminder, these products will be live and available to order on July 1 at my online store (link at bottom) since they are part of the new July-December 2022 Mini Catalog.



Below is Stampin' Up!s sample. I think my project is darn close to the one below.






Here are my five projects all together. Overall they look very coordinated and would be a lovely gift for a neighbor or friend.


Now you can see the Splendid Thoughts stamp set and Splendid Stems Dies, the Soft Sea Foam Seam Binding Ribbon, the Open Leaf Trinkets, and Fine Sparkle Adhesive Backed Gems.


Splendid Day Designer Series Paper - all beautiful Foils in a variety of color shades.


I hope you have enjoyed seeing some new paper crafting ideas with the soon to be released Splendid Day Suite. So many elegant possibilities!

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Sharing Creativity Now Event Splendid Day Suite Card 4

Sorry if I sound like I am complaining in today's blog post, but Card 4 of mine is a mish-mash of items and hardly looks anything like the sample. The biggest reason is I have misplaced my container of white embossing powder in my craft room somewhere.  That is very frustrating because I don't like not knowing where something is. The container isn't small either it is about 6" x 8" x 2" so that is why I'm so bugged about not being able to find it. I'll keep hunting. Hopefully it will surprise me soon!

But in the meantime, I resorted to using some retired Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Powder and that wasn't a great decision either. You know glitter goes everywhere! I have figured out to use a super sticky tape roller to keep the little sparkles under control, but a few escape anyway!

I had an extra white leafy die cut from Card 2 that I used in this card. 

Overall, this particular card isn't something I would make normally. It just seems so messy to me. What do you think? I'd love to know in the comments.






Be sure to return tomorrow to see the fabulous Gift Bag that will hold all four cards. It's going to make a fabulous hostess gift in the near future!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Sharing Creativity Now Event Splendid Day Suite Card 3

As with the past two days of blog posts using this Suite, you'll see artistic differences between my card and the Stampin' Up! version. What I didn't notice until I saw the picture again  as I was writing this post was that I missed putting on the metal leaf embellishment. Next time I will put it on when I do another card!

There was a technique used on this card that I had never tried before. Use the cutting side of your paper snips to "rough" up the four sides of the Basic White paper. 









Be sure to visit again tomorrow for Card 4 and on Friday to see the Gift Bag!


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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Sharing Creativity Now Event Splendid Day Suite Card 2

 Today's Sending Hugs card from the Creativity Now event is a pretty one. I decided to add Stampin' Up!s card photo so you could compare it to mine.  No matter how closely you think you are following the teacher's directions, I think there is always going to be some artistic interpretation. LOL.

I also got a little heavy handed with the white craft ink and blending brush on the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder. Again, artistic interpretation!








This Splendid Day Suite will be available on July 1 in the new July to December 2022 Mini Catalog. 
If you would like your own Mini Catalog, please contact me.


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