Wednesday, October 18, 2017

October Paper Pumpkin - Spoiler Alert!

I can't believe my Paper Pumpkin arrived so quickly this month!  It's only the 17th and they ship on the 15th!  This is awesome.  It gave me a perfect project for today since I didn't have the chance to come up with my own thing to make.  It was a weird day on Tuesday (yesterday to you), so this was a life saver!

Okay, I've rambled enough, so if you don't want to see the project cards, then stop now!  Actually these were so SO easy!


Everything you need is inside the kit.  The only things extra I used was a bone folder to put a nice crease in the card and a clear block for the stamps.  Everything else is in the box!


The trees and pine branch are pre printed and looks so nice on both cards.  I don't think I can choose a favorite! 


THIS - below - is what happens when the ceiling fan decides to take out the cards and play dominoes with them.  I thought it was funny, so I thought I would share!  Right after snapping the picture the lone card fell down too!


Thank you for looking in today.  It's Hump Day!

~ Donna

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Bosses Day

So, this is what you do when you need to make a card and only have a little time to do it, but not enough time at home.  You grab what you want to use (hopefully you have an idea) paper, ink, stamps, and DSP, throw it into a shoebox and off to work you go.

Get there early enough, before the boss, of course and start cutting, inking and stamping!  Oh and FYI, I keep supplies at work (paper trimmer, snips, glue, dimensionals, etc.). You never know when you have to whip up a fast card.  I also have some old retired sets of stamps that are multi-use to cover any occasion.  Boy has that ever come in handy!

So, forgive the background behind the card, it's my work desk.


Recipe: 
Whisper White Thick Cardstock - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Coffee Break Designer Series Paper - 5 1/4" x 4
Whisper White for cup and sleeve (sentiment)
Ink:  Soft Suede, Garden Green and Chocolate Chip

Since I didn't take my dies or my Big Shot, so I simply fussy cut the cup and the coffee sleeve.

I masked around the coffee cup before fussy cutting it with Post It notes so that I could sponge the iced coffee inside (with Soft Suede).

Now, what we need is a permanent "Happy Bosses Day" stamp that can be used with any other stamp set. Since we don't have one... I just wrote it inside.  It works.


So I finished it up, put it on his keyboard and went about my day.  He was at meetings at our other facility, so I wasn't sure when he would be in his office.  Naturally he came in while I was down the hall in our little office kitchen.  Drats.  I wanted to hear him open it!  Oh well, he liked it and thanked me for it and has it sitting on his desk. 

Well, it's time to get to bed (Monday night).  I really need to be in bed sooner and get more sleep!

Happy Tuesday!

~ Donna


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Monday, October 16, 2017

Multipurpose Chef

Wait!  I bet you think you received the wrong email or the wrong page on the blog... but you didn't.  This is a NEW card that looks the same as yesterday, but this one is a Thank You card.

Isn't that fun?  I really love the chef making icing sentiments, so I thought I would do a couple more.


Recipe:
Whisper White - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Real Red - 5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White - 5" x 3 3/4"
Designer Series Paper (DSP) - Pick a Pattern - 5" x 1 1/2" 

Stamps:  Birthday Delivery, One Big Meaning
Ink:  Real Red, Memento Black
Stampin' Write Marker - Real Red
Stampin' Blend Alcohol Marker - Ivory (for skin)
Stampin' Blend Alcohol Marker - Dark Smoky Slate for Mustache and Hair
Stampin' Blend Alcohol Marker - Light Pool Party (used in the bottom pictures for shading)


After I took the pictures for posting, I thought about adding a little more.  It is really hard to see in the picture below but I used the Light Pool Party Stampin' Blends pen on all the shadowing areas.  It looks much better in person though.


Thank you for looking in today.  Let's start the week off with a big smile!

~ Donna

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Birthday Delivery Chef

This card has been in the back of my mind for quite a long time.  I wish I could say I thought of it, but the idea came from Diana Gibbs.  She used different Designer Series Paper, but I liked the look of this one with the pretty design.

Recipe:
Whisper White - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Real Red - 5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White - 5" x 3 3/4"
Designer Series Paper (DSP) - Pick a Pattern - 5" x 1 1/2" 



Stamps:  Birthday Delivery
Ink:  Real Red, Memento Black
Stampin' Write Marker - Real Red
Stampin' Blend Alcohol Marker - Ivory

Look how great the chef's hands and face look with the Ivory!  I'm looking forward to you being able to purchase these as well.  However, we don't have a release date yet for the general public, but you could get your hands on yours today (and today - October 15, 2017 - ONLY) if you join my team before the deadline of 11:59 P.M. Utah Time.  That is the last time we, as Demonstrators can order these pens until they are released to everyone.


Inside I added a little present cut with the matching dies.



This is a great set with so many sweet details.  They take me back to my childhood and I bet they will you as well.  I just love the little girl. She reminds me of myself as a child.

Thank you for looking in today - have a Blessed Sunday!

~ Donna



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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Witchy Poo to You

Here is another card I made when I made the Boo Kitty card and posted it on Wednesday.  You can see it HERE.  Mostly just using up some scraps, but look what you can do with scraps!


I like the brick background with this.  Gives it a base to go with, dark and creepy.


Thank you for looking in today!  Happy Saturday!

~ Donna

Friday, October 13, 2017

Quick and Easy Treat Pouch

Since most of the Halloween Cards are made, I decided to use some of my fun Spooky Night Designer Series Papers.


You've all seen these online I imagine, so this will be a quick tutorial on folding.

 Begin with a piece of 6" x 6" paper:


Fold diagonally to make a tri-angle:


 Fold down one corner to the bottom of the fold:

With that still folded down, fold each side over lining up the open part of the fold with the folded down corner:


Unfold the sides pieces...


then fold the top fold down over the flaps:

Decorate and fill with goodies!  For the candy corn bag I used the 2" x 8" Cellophane Bag and cut it down to a size that would fit and tied it off with Black Thick Bakers Twine.


Here is how I got the "odd" shape for the small sentiment.  Punch a piece of Pumpkin Pie with the Pretty Label after stamping "eat at your own risk".  Then slide it back into the punch and punch again as shown.  I did it again with Very Vanilla but I couldn't get a clear picture! 


Here is a close-up so you can see it better.




Thank you for looking in today!  It's finally Friday!  Wooo Hooo!

Have a great weekend!

~ Donna



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