PCCCS165 – Paper Craft Crew Challenge

Are you ready for another sketch challenge with the Paper Craft Crew?!

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The cards that  you’ve been submitting for our challenges have been amazing!  It is great to see you enjoying the challenges, and participating.

There’s another great sketch for you this week – have a look:


There’s a lot of different ways you can work with this sketch; I decided to use my Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies, because I’ve been wanting to do a special ‘scene’:

PCCCS165 Hearth & Home santa

Well, what do you think?!  I must say that I’m really pleased with how it turned out!  Believe it or not, there’s hardly any stamping done at all on this card – only the greens, the bow and the sentiment!

Let’s start from the beginning; first, I started by stamping the greens, the bow sentiment onto Very Vanilla cardstock using the Festive Fireplace stamp set.  The bow & sentiment were stamped in Real Red ink; I used my Stampin’ Write Markers in Old Mossy Meadow and Crumb Cake to ink up the pine boughs & pine cones.  Die cutting them was easy, using the Big Shot and the Festive Fireplace Framelits Dies; I used the Banner Triple Punch for the tails on the sentiment.

I then used the Big Shot and Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies to die cut the window frame and window box from Soft Suede cardstock.  Have I mentioned before how much I *love* using Framelits?!  Everything just looks so professionally done, and makes your card look fabulous!

Next, I used my Paper Snips to fussy cut the Santa, the Christmas tree and presents from the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper.  I assembled them together into a scene by glueing them onto a panel of Designer Series Paper from the Timeless Elegance pack; it has a very subtle print that I thought look perfect as a ‘wallpaper’ background.  When I was gluing the images, I would periodically place my window frame over the scene, to make sure that they were  going to be visible through the window.  Once I was happy with the placement, I then attached a piece of Window Sheet to the inside of my window frame using Tombow Multipurpose glue, then used Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach my window frame, the window box, pine boughs and sentiment.

I ran a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock through the Big Shot with the Brick embossing folder, then layered it onto a panel of Real Red cardstock.  These were layered onto a card base of Cucumber Crush, and the window scene attached to the front.

I added some loops of the Gold Cording Trim behind one of the wooden Snowflake Embellishments, and added it next to the sentiment using a Glue Dot.  To finish off the card, I added red Home for Christmas Enamel Dot to the nose part of a Reindeer Paper Clip, and clipped it to the top right corner of the window frame.

That’s it for my project – I hope you’ll  head over to the Paper Craft Crew page to have a look at the amazing cards the rest of the Design Team have put together for your inspiration.  Then make sure  you create your card, and enter the challenge!  You just may be the Design Team’s next Top Pick!

Until next time  – happy stamping!

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Weekly Deals & Candy Funnies

Hello there friend!  I hope you’re having a good week :)

So, do you remember how a few days ago, I posted about the struggle of buying candy for Hallowe’en, and trying to make it last until Hallowe’en?  (you can read the post HERE if you missed it).

A wonderful friend and fellow demonstrator, Buffy, shared with me something she saw that reminded her of my post – have a look:

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Isn’t that hilarious?!  And so timely!  I had a good laugh when I saw it – thanks for sharing it, Buffy! 😉

Here are the Weekly Deals for you:

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Talk about timely – get ready for putting together your stocking stuffers & goody bags with the Gusseted Cellophane Bags – you get 25 bags per package, and at only $4.31, that’s only .17 cents per bag!  That means you can buy the good stuff to fill it with! 😉   The Metallics Sequin Assortment is perfect for those shaker cards that are such fun at this time of the year.

You can place your order online just by clicking my signature below, or give me a call or email (604.298.0472 or debsmart@shaw.ca) and I’d be happy to place your order for you.

I’ll be back this evening with a new sketch challenge for the Paper Craft Crew Design Team – it’s super cute (if I do say so myself!), so come back & check it out!

Until then – happy stamping!

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Help Stamp Out Breast Cancer

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To show our support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re going PINK . . . or at least our October boxes are! And because we know our subscribers want to share the love too, we will be making a donation on their behalf to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

For the month of October –

For each active Paper Pumpkin subscriber, Stampin’ Up! will donate $1 to the BCRF

For each NEW Paper Pumpkin subscriber, Stampin’ Up! will donate $2 to the BCRF!

New subscribers have until October 10th to subscribe – it’s easy to do, is done online, and you’ll feel great knowing that not only have you helped out a very worthwhile cause, but you also  have a fabulous craft kit coming your way!

Not familiar with Paper Pumpkin?  Well, you’re in for a treat!  Each month, you will receive a special red box, delivered to your door.  In it you will find everything you need to create a project, including stamps, inks, die cuts, and more – and most times, you’ll find you have left over products to create even more!

Each project comes with an instruction sheet, and a link to a video you can watch on how to put the project together.  There is also a Paper Pumpkin Pinterest page (say that 3 times fast!) HERE, where you can see the project as it was intended, plus LOTS of other ideas for ways to use your project kit!

Here’s a picture of the September kit –

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How cute is this?!  I can just see the delight on the faces of everyone who gets one of these special treats!

To sign up for YOUR subscription to fun, CLICK HERE, fill out your information, and wait for your Paper Pumpkin to arrive on approximately the 20th of each month.

Remember – to receive October’s Paper Pumpkin kit, and help STAMP OUT BREAST CANCER – you must subscribe by October 10th!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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Buying Candy, and not Eating It (all)

Ha ha ha!!  Have you ever done that, before Hallowe’en?  I say to myself “I’m going to avoid the shopping rush, and get the trick-or-treat candy now.  That way I get the good stuff, and I’m prepared”.    So you bring it home, tuck it in the cupboard or closet….then someone finds it!  Or worse – you get a craving, and because you know where it is….

*Sigh*  It happens just about every year at our  house!  Good intentions go straight to my hips, and I end up spending twice the money!

Well, this year, I’m planning even further ahead – and I’m getting ready for the trick-or-treaters and my next class at the same time.  What does this have to do with candy?  Well, the class is called ‘Treats Not Tricks’, and we’ll be making these eerily adorable boxes using the Baker’s Box Thinlits Dies – and putting the candy in them, right away! Aha!!

I’ve made a few samples for my group to see what we’ll be making, but I haven’t received my new Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper or the gorgeous Black Glimmer Paper, so my samples are made using some of last year’s DSP.  Have a look:

Treats not Tricks class

I can’t get over how easy it is to assemble the Baker’s Box!  Just die cut using the Big Shot, a few pieces of Tear & Tape, and it’s done!  Then you can focus on adding your embellishments – which we all know is the fun part :)

This 1st box is made using Basic Black cardstock, wrapped with some retired DSP;

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I just love this large Trick or Treat label from the Witches’ Night stamp set!  I stamped it in Memento Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock, then fussy cut it (because I still haven’t bought the Lots of Labels Framelits), and added 1/2 of a Spider Web Doily behind it.  I stamped the ’31’ again in Pumpkin Pie ink, and attached it over top of the label, to add a bit more dimension.  Some retired Baker’s Twine to tie the top together, and it was done!

This next one I made using the retired DSP for the box; as long as your candies aren’t too heavy, and you use Tear & Tape to hold the bottom closed, it’ll be sturdy enough.

treats not tricks witches' hat

Look – it’s that adorable witches’ hat again!!  If you didn’t see yesterday’s post, do yourself a favour and scroll down – you can see it on top of a Curvy Keepsake box pumpkin :)   This time, I punched the top of the hat from Basic Black cardstock using the Tree Punch, and used the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch to cut the bottom of the hat from DSP.  This time, it’s attached to one of our mini clothes pins, so that the top of the box can be opened, then re-closed again, without tearing into the box!

The last sample I made is in Tangerine Tango cardstock:

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I used the Among the Branches stamp set and stamped the ‘spooky’ in Elegant Eggplant ink onto Whisper White cardstock, and used the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch to punch it out.  I then backed it with a medium sized Metallic Silver Doily, then layered that on top of a full Spider Web Doily.  I just love these doilies!!   A piece of retired black ribbon ties the box top closed – quick & easy!

By the way – did you know that you don’t have to untie the ribbons, to get to the candy?  That’s right – all you have to do is put one finger in the side of the top, and pull it open like you do with a milk carton!  Ssshhhh – it’ll be our secret!  We don’t want all that candy eaten again! 😉

If you live in my area (North Burnaby, B.C.) and would like to come & make these fabulous treat boxes for your friends & family, there’s still room in the class!  You can check out the details on my ‘Events’ page or in the Calendar – the dates are Oct. 15th and 16th, at 2 different times.  Just give me a call or email to reserve your spot!

I hope you enjoyed today’s post – thanks for spending some time with me today!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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Blogging Friends Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the FIRST ever “Blogging Friends Blog Hop!”

Who are the ‘Blogging Friends’?   Until a month ago, we were a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators located all across the U.S. and Canada who had never met before.  Well, actually, we still haven’t met yet (in person). . . But, through our common bond of Stampin’ Up! and a shared love of papercrafting we have created a fun new blog hop.  Please join us on the 1st of every month to see what wonderful things we have created!

Each month we’ll have a different theme; this month we’re all about Fall and Hallowe’en!

In case you’ve never ‘done’ a blog hop before, it’s really easy!  At the bottom of this post, you’ll see another image similar to the one above, and when you click on it, you’ll be taken directly to the next blog in the hop.  Keep clicking on that image at the bottom of each blog post, and you’ll hop through all of the participating blogs, back to where you started – and you’ll see all of the amazing projects created for your inspiration!  If you’d prefer to hop about at your leisure, you can click on the individual links for each blog; they’ll be the links specifically for this blog hop, so you won’t have to go searching about for what you want to see.

Now – on to what you came here for – here is my first project; a nice fall card:

Vintage leaves

As the only Canadian (so far) in the Blogging Friends, I feel this card is quite appropriate! 😉

Using the Leaflets Framelits Dies, I chose the large Maple leaf and die cut it from the centre of a piece of Real Red cardstock.  I then stamped the smaller maple leaf images from the Perpetual Calendar stamp set, using Real Red ink to get the tone-on-tone effect.

I wanted to make this a shaker card, so I attached a piece of Window Sheet behind the die-cut maple leaf, then created a raised ‘frame’ around the cut out shape using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I then cut my panel of Crushed Curry cardstock, and piled some gold & silver Sequins, Gold Glitter, and some small apples punched from Real Red cardstock using the Tree Builder Punch.  (okay, I know apples don’t come from maple trees, but this is harvest time, right?!)  I removed the backing from the Dimensionals, and placed the die cut panel over top of the shaker fillings.  Voila!

I stamped the sentiment from the Sheltering Tree stamp set in Real Red ink on Whisper White cardstock, and added a strip of Crushed Curry cardstock below it.  To finish off the card front, I wrapped some of the new 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon in gold along the left side, then attached the whole front to a card base made of the new Thick Whisper White cardstock.  This new thicker white is perfect for those ‘heavier’ card fronts, as well as for making 3D items; it’s very sturdy!

For my next card, I stayed with the fall theme, using the Wilderness Awaits stamp set:

Wilderness Awaits

I just love the fall colours, as you can tell!  Maybe it’s because my birthday is in fall – in fact this year it was on the same day as the first day of Fall!

I used the Crushed Curry cardstock for this card base, and attached a panel of Cajun Craze cardstock that I had run through the Big Shot using the retired Stripes embossing folder, and using the 1″ Circle Punch to snip off each corner.  I had also sponged the edges with Cajun Craze ink and a Sponge Dauber before attaching it.

Next I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock, and stamped the duck image in Archival Black ink.  I wanted my duck to be flying over water, so I stamped the image again onto a piece of Window Sheet, then flipped it over and upside down and rubbed over the image onto the cardstock, creating the reflection of the duck.

I think this is a Mallard duck, so I checked the colours online, and used my Blender Pens and ink pads in Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Smoky Slate, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie to colour it in.  I then used my uni-ball Signo Gel Pen in white to add white highlights to the wings and the ring on the neck.  After colouring, I used the Ovals Framelits Collection to die cut the image, and attached it to the embossed  panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The water and sky were  coloured in using an Aqua Painter and Soft Sky ink; the grasses were coloured the same way, using Garden Green and Crumb Cake inks.

I used the Vintage Leaves stamp set to stamp the 2 leaves, using my Sponge Daubers to add Cajun Craze, Real Red and Hello Honey inks to the stamps to get the multi-coloured look; then I die cut them with the Big Shot and the Leaflets Framelits Dies.  The sentiment was stamped from the Wilderness Awaits set in Crushed Curry onto Whisper White, and it and the Crushed Curry below it were die cut using the Tags & Labels Framelits.  I just love having so many Framelits and Dies to choose from, to make my projects easy & professional looking!

To finish off the card, I attached some loops of Gold Cording Trim behind the leaves and attached them to the card front.

For my final project, I just couldn’t help but move on to Hallowe’en! :)

curvy keepsake pumpkin

How cute is this pumpkin?!  And it was so easy to make!  I can’t take credit for the witches hat that it’s wearing; that is all for Janet Baker, another Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, whose video I saw and just had to copy!  If you want to see it, just click on her name, and it’ll take you to her Youtube video.

I started with the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits, and die cut 2 of the main pieces from Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  Before assembling them, I used the lines image from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, and stamped them in Pumpkin Pie ink onto each piece.  Since I don’t have the Sparkly Season stamp set, I went ‘old school’ and drew my pumpkin face using the Stampin’ Write Marker in Basic Black.  Not too bad! 😉    Next, I assembled the box, using our Tear & Tape, as I’m planning on filling this pumpkin with treats!

To create the hat, I used one of the Spider Web Doilies, folded in in half, and cut a small slit down the middle with my Paper Snips.  Then, using the Tree Punch, I punched out 2 trees from Basic Black cardstock, and used the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch for the circle, also in Basic Black.  Then, using the Word Window Punch, I punched out the center of the 2 1/2″ circle.  Using a Glue Dot, I attached the 2 trees together in the centre, then placed a glue dot on the outside of each stem.  Then, feed the stems through the opening in the 2 1/2″ circle, and attach the stems to the underside of the circle.  There you have your basic witches hat – but to glam it up a bit, use some more glue dots or Tombow multi purpose glue and attach the Spider Web Doily to the base of the hat.  Now, the hat can sit over the handle of your pumpkin box, and be taken off when you want to get to the treats!  I also added a bow to my witches hat, using the Bow Builder Punch and some retired DSP, and attached it with a Glue Dot.

That’s it for my projects – I hope you enjoyed seeing them, and got some ideas for your own creations!  If you have the time, I’d love it if you would leave me a message, and let me know how you’re enjoying our inaugural Blogging Friends Blog Hop!

Now you can click on the button below, and head over to Jessica Mink’s blog, and see what goodies she has ready for you!

Thanks for spending some time with me today – until next time, happy stamping!

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Participating Blogging Friends, in order of appearance:

Crystal Komara

Lisa Kmiec

Anna Masciovecchio

Chris Pochatek

Libby Fens

Anne Powers

Mary Blocher

Danica Ferrante

Deborah Smart – you are HERE!

Jessica Mink

Jodi Horsley

PCCCS164 – Paper Craft Crew Challenge

Hello again, my friend – welcome to another challenge with the Paper Craft Crew!

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We’ve had an awesome response to our last challenge, which was the Tic-Tac-Toe; I guess you really liked the change!  There’s some amazing submissions – I hope you got yours in on time; I know it’ll be tough voting by us design team members to choose only the Top 3!

This week we’re back to a sketch challenge; by no means boring – there’s enough elements in the sketch to keep it interesting.  Here it is:


And here is my card:

PCCCS164 Snow Place

How adorable is this snow Dad and his son?!  Oh my gosh – when I stamped them, and it looked like the little one was looking up to the big one – I just had to turn them into a father-son pair!  (maybe that’s because I have 2 sons; maybe they would’ve been a mother-daughter pair, otherwise!)

The stamp set is called Snow Place, and it’s an adorable 22 piece photopolymer set with these cute snow people, a penguin and lots of accessories for dressing them up :)  You can also Bundle the stamp set with the coordinating Snow Friends Framelits Dies, and save 15%!  Of course, you know what I did!

I started by stamping the snowmen onto Whisper White cardstock in Archival Black ink.  I then stamped the bow ties, arms and buttons onto scrap Whisper White in Real Red, Archival Black and Tip Top Taupe, and used the Big Shot & Snow Friends Framelits Dies to cut them out.  Once I added the accessories, I used my Stampin’ Write Markers in Wisteria Wonder and Soft Sky to add some shading to the snowmen and the snow.   I used the same stamp set to stamp the snowflakes in Soft Sky in the background; then stamped the sentiment and candy cane onto more Whisper White scraps in Pool Party and Real Red.  I used the Framelits to die cut the candy cane, and just used my Paper Snips to cut banner tails on each end of the sentiment banner.  The 3 circles you see behind the sentiment & candy cane were punched with the 1″ Circle Punch, and sponged with Soft Sky ink and a Sponge Dauber to represent snowballs!

To assemble the card, I started with a card base of Pool Party cardstock, topped with a panel of Real Red and layered with a piece of Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper.  I added a panel of Real Red cardstock behind the stamped panel, and attached a Silver Foil Doily peeking out to the left side.I placed a large banner piece of Pool Party cardstock down the centre of the card, and layered the image panel on top.  Finally, I added the sentiment with candy cane and snowballs to finish off the card.

I know I’m going to have lots of fun using this stamp set; this was my first card, using it, and my imagination is taking off!  I hope you enjoyed seeing my card; if you have time, I’d appreciate it if you could leave a comment; I love reading what you have to say.

Now, be sure to head over to the Paper Craft Crew page to check out the rest of the amazing projects designed for your inspiration by the rest of the design team!  Then pull out your favourite stamp set, and join in the fun!

I’ll be looking for you there.  Until next time – happy stamping!

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Weekly Deals

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Yes, it’s that time of the week again – time for new Weekly Deals!  This week there’s some fabulous tools that once you have, you’ll wonder how you lived without!

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If you’ve had your eye on the Envelope and Gift Box Punch Boards, NOW is the time to get them!!  Wondering just how to use them, and what you can make, beside envelopes and boxes?  Well, just type in either of these product names into Youtube or Pinterest, and be prepared to be glued to your screen for a while!

You can take advantage of these great deals from today until next Monday, October 5th.  Just click on my signature below to go directly to my online store, or give me a call & I’ll take care of your ordering for you!

Until next time – happy shopping & stamping!

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Watercooler Challenge – ‘Anything Goes’

Hello again, my stamping friend!

First, let me apologize for my absence; there is a reason!  Last week I woke up with vertigo, and to my dismay, it didn’t go away after one day; in fact, it lasted until the end of the week!  Now, I always used to equate ‘vertigo’ with ‘feeling dizzy’.  Boy, was I wrong!  Everyone feels dizzy or a bit lightheaded regularly; it’s a momentary thing; you sit or stand still for a moment, it passes, and life goes on.  Vertigo, on the other hand – well, if you’ve had it, you know what it’s like.  Suddenly, the world starts doing somersaults around you, continuously, and you can’t hang on!  Your heart pounds, pulse races, panic sets in – this is all your bodies reaction to the vertigo, which is normal.  The first time I had vertigo, which was just over a year ago – I had no idea what was going on- it felt like I was going to die!

Fortunately, this time I knew what it was, and that I just had to ‘hang on’ until it was over.

So now I’m back, and after a few failed attempts, (it was tough getting my creativity back!), I have a card to share with you, which I made for the Watercooler Challenge ‘Anything Goes’ – WWC35.  I figured it was a safe one to dip my toe back into the challenge pool!

Since I’ve been working on Christmas themes lately, I decided to stay with that, and this is my card:

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First I stamped the image from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set in our new Archival Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  I then inked up the same image with our Craft White ink, and stamped it again, on top but slightly to the right of the 1st stamped image.

I then took the Softly Falling Embossing Folder, and applied Perfect Plum, Pool Party and Night of Navy inks directly to the de-bossed side of the folder using Sponge Daubers.  I then placed the panel of Whisper White cardstock inside the folder, closed it & ran it through the Big Shot.

Using my Signo Gel Pen in White, I added snow to the branches of the trees, as well as in the grass at the bottom of the trees.  I then cut the panel into 3 pieces, and attached them to a panel of Night of Navy cardstock, then attached it to a card base of Real Red cardstock.

The sentiment is from the White Christmas stamp set, which I stamped in Real Red ink on Whisper White, and cut a banner tail at one end.  I attached it the bottom of the stamped panels, and added on of the the retired snowflake embellishments from last year’s holiday catalogue.

I hope you’ll go check out the Watercooler Challenge page – there’s a new challenge every Wednesday for you to join, and I must say – there’s a lot of fabulous cards from the design team and submissions for this challenge!  Inspiration galore! :)

I  hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my card; if you have time, please leave a comment – I always love to read what you have to say!

By the way – if you signed up for my 12 Weeks of Christmas exclusive for my subscribers, Week 1 was sent early yesterday morning!  If you don’t see it in your inbox, check your ‘spam’ folders.  If you don’t see it there, please either leave me a comment here with your email address & I will add you to the list plus email you a copy of Week 1’s tutorial, or you can email me directly at debsmart@shaw.ca  I know you’re going to like this first tutorial – it’s super cute :)

Thanks for spending some time with me today; I’ll be posting the new Weekly Deals shortly.

Until next time – happy stamping!

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PCCCS163 – Paper Craft Crew Challenge

Thanks for joining me in another Paper Craft Crew challenge!

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Have you noticed some changes on our Home page recently?  Our Team coordinator, Pam Staples, has updated the page design to a fresh new look, and to go along with that, we’re expanding the types of challenges we’ll be holding!  We’ll have not only our regular sketch challenges, but we’ll be mixing things up a bit by adding in other challenges such as colour and theme challenges.

This week’s challenge is a new one: Tic-Tac-Toe!


The challenge is to choose any 3 items in a row – either horizontally, diagonally or vertically.  For my challenge, I chose to do the bottom horizontal row – ‘flower, ribbon and gold coloured embellishment’.  Uh-oh!!  I thought it was supposed to be gold ’embossing’!  *face palm*  Well, I hope you enjoy my card anyway – it does have a flower, some ribbon and ‘gold’!

PCCCS163 reason for the season

I started with the idea of using the new Reason for the Season stamp set and the coordinating Festive Flower Builder Punch.  (did you know that  you can purchase these 2 items as a Bundle, and save 15%!? yippee!)

First, I stamped the inside flower detail/veins onto Real Red cardstock in Versamark ink, coloured them with Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it with the Heat Tool.  I then punched out 4 of the largest petals, 8 of the 2nd largest and 2 of the joined duo-petals.  I then punched out three 1″ Real Red cardstock circles, and one 1/2″ Real Red cardstock circle.

I created the flower by first attaching the 4 largest petals onto one of the 1″ circles, then attaching 4 of the medium sized onto each of the next two 1″ circles, then finally the two duo-petals onto the 1/2″ circle, and layered them all on top of each other, using the Tombow Multipurpose Glue.  I then punched out 2 of the ‘x’ shapes for the flower center in Crushed Curry Cardstock, and glued them directly onto the center of the flower; I finished it off by adding a Basic Pearl Embellishment.

Next, I stamped the watercolour look flower image stamp onto Whisper White cardstock first in Real Red ink, then in retired Gold Metallic ink.  I added the leaves in Pear Pizzazz ink, then ran the stamped panel through the Big Shot using the Softly  Falling embossing folder – showing the de-bossed side up.

After stamping the sentiment in Real Red ink onto Whisper White cardstock, I used the Banner Triple Punch to create the tag look, and created a tag to layer behind it, in Real Red cardstock.

I attached the punched poinsettia and the sentiment tag using Stampin’ Dimensionals, then wound the Gold Cording Trim around the top of the panel 3 times and tied it off in a bow, then added some loops of the Gold Cording to the poinsettia.  I then layered the entire panel onto a piece of Gold Glimmer paper, and then attached it to a card base of Real Red cardstock.

Well, despite my misreading of ’embellishment’ as ’embossing’, I hope that you enjoyed my card; if you have time to leave a comment, I always love to read them!

Please be sure to head over to the Paper Craft Crew home page – the rest of the design team has some amazing cards for you – I’m pretty sure everyone chose a different line in the Tic-Tac-Toe, so each card is truly unique!  We’d love to have you play along with us – you never know when you will be  our next Top Pick!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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Thank You! & Weekly Deals

Hello stamping friends!!

Before I share the Weekly Deals with you, I just wanted to take a moment and tell you how much I appreciate your comments and support!  I’m thrilled that my projects for the Wacky Watercooler and the Creation Station blog hops were so well received; to know that something I made has inspired you & made you smile makes my day!  So thank you, friends – I appreciate you!  (in case you missed the projects, just scroll down the page, and you’ll see the 2 posts are back-to-back).

A quick ‘head’s up’ for you from the home office: Stampin’ Up! has just advised us that the  Witching Decor Project kit – the awesome witch’s hat that I featured, and have an upcoming class scheduled – the demand has been VERY high, and they expect to sell out soon!  So, if you want to have this kit for your Hallowe’en this year – you need to ORDER IT NOW to avoid disappointment!

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Please either call me at 604.298.0472, or email me at debsmart@shaw.ca or CLICK HERE to order online direct from my store to get your kit ASAP!

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The new Weekly Deals have more fabulous products to help make your holidays bright – stars!!   The Star Framelits Dies are on sale, as well as the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder!  There’s lots of other goodies on sale – have a look:

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These awesome deals are available now through next Monday, Sept. 28th.

I’ll be back later with a new design team challenge card for the Paper Craft Crew; until then – happy shopping & stamping!

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