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October 2020

Stampin' Up! Merry Christmas Gnomes!

Hey there! Today I have another Gnome for the Holidays card to share with you! I used Plaid Tidings again, and added a wood-like strip of In Good Taste Specialty:

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After stamping with Tuxedo Black ink and coloring with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers, I cut him out with a Celebration Labels Die. I added a few Cherry Cobbler rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels pack for some sparkle.

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I colored a piece of Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon with my Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blend to get a custom, coordinated look.

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Inside I used a sentiment from the Best Year stamp set.

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Dimensions:

Garden Green base: 4 1/4" x 11", scored and folded at 5 1/2" inside mat: 4 7/8" x 3 5/8"

Cherry Cobbler layer: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" - need two  focal image mat: 3" x 4"

In Good Taste Specialty & Plaid Tidings Designer: 2" x 5 1/4"- one of each

Whisper White focal image: 3" x 4"  inside sentiment layer: 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"

Gold Metallic-edge ribbon: about 6"

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October 26-31


Stampin' Up! Gnome for the Holidays!

Hey there! The card I created to share with you today is with the absolutely irresistible stamp set, Gnome for the Holidays! I've been dying to play with it ever since I received it in an order earlier this month. These little guys (and a girl!) are soooo cute!

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I paired this set with Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series paper, which is still on sale for a few more days at 15% off. I loved the colors in this plaid: shades of Pretty Peacock with Whisper White!

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I colored him with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers and punched him and the mat layers with the Tailored Tag Punch:

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I punched the greeting with the Classic Label Punch:

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I added a few Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels for some sparkle:

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This little tree trunk gnome home is adorable! See the supply list below to find all of the Stampin' Blends colors used.

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Dimensions:

Sahara Sand base: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored 4 1/4" to punch focal image mat layer:  2" x 3" greeting: scrap  inside mat layer: 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"

Pretty Peacock layer: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" - need two    to punch focal image mat layer: 2" x 3"

Plaid Tidings layer: 4" x 5 1/4"  for envelope flap: 5 3/4" x 2 1/4"

Whisper White to stamp and punch focal image: 2" x 3"   inside sentiment layer: 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"

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October 26-31

 


Stampin' Up! Peaceful Nativity Starlight!

Hey there! I created my "starlight" card today with Peaceful Nativity once again, and used Trimming The Town Designer Series Paper, which is another one of the packs on sale this month for 15% off!

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I cut the circle mat, star, and side strips from Champagne Foil.

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I punched the ends of the greeting with the Banners Pick-a-Punch.

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Inside:

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Finally, a tutorial for the Starlight Technique!

Cut Whisper White with a Layering Circle Die. Adhere it to your grid sheet with a tiny bit of adhesive on the back. Line up the center of the circle with the bold lines of the grid.

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Lay the edge of a Post-it note from the top center to the corner of one of the grid squares. Use a sponge dauber to lightly sponge Misty Moonlight ink along the edge of the Post-it.

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Move the post-it down two squares on the grid and sponge again.

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Continue moving the post-it down one square, pivoting the top of the post-it from the same spot a the top of the circle. You may need to dab off the excess of Misty Moonlight ink before sponging along the post-it edge.

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It's now ready to stamp with Peaceful Nativity!

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Dimensions:

Sahara Sand base: 4 1/4" x 11", scored & folded 5 1/2"

Trimming the Town center strip: 2 3/4" x 5 1/2"

Champagne Foil for focal image mat: 3" x 3" side strips: 1/2" x 5 1/2"-need two inside side strips: 1/2" x 4 3/4" - need two  star: scrap

Whisper White for focal image: 3" x 3" greeting label: 2 1/2" x 3/4" inside sentiment layer: 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"

Misty Moonlight greeting mat: 1" x 2 1/2" inside layer: 4" x 5 1/4"

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Stampin' Up! Parisian Flourish Nativity!

Hey there! Today's card was created with the Peaceful Nativity Bundle.  I found an old swap while I was cleaning the other day and  decided to re-create with new colors, stamps, and accessories:

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I used Blackberry Bliss for my card base and the strip I embossed with the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder. After embossing I brayered over the embossed images with White Craft Ink. I decided the white was overpowering the design, so I removed some of the ink from the raised areas by lightly swiping with a baby wipe. I just had to let it dry for a bit before adding any adhesive. I really like the look!

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After gold heat-embossing the Holy Family on Shimmery White, I punched with the Label Me Lovely Punch. I punched a second label from gold Brushed Metallic card stock, cut it in half, to add to the back of the label. I cut the star from the same gold Brushed Metallic with a Nativity Die.

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I gold heat-embossed the greeting and added three Gilded Gems.

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Here's a paper-saving trick: I conserved my gold Brushed Metallic card stock by cutting 1/2" strips the length I needed to adhere to the edges of the front embossed strip and to the inside layer!

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Dimensions:

Blackberry Bliss card base: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored & folded 4 1/4"  embossed strip: 1 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Brushed Metallic (gold) strips:   1/2" x 5 1/2" (need 2 front), 1/2" x 4 3/4" (need 2 inside)  to punch label:  3" x 3" to cut star: scrap

Shimmery White for focal image label: 3" x 3"    inside sentiment: 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"

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October 26-31


Stampin' Up! Snow Front Christmas Card!

Hey there! I loved playing with the Snow Front stamp set when I made my Snow Front Diorama card that I shared with you HERE, so I decided to play with it again! I used almost the same color palette: Misty Moonlight, Whisper White, Real Red, Soft Suede but trading Garden Green for Just Jade.

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I stamped trees with Soft Suede this time instead of deer, and used a piece of 2020-2022 In Color 6" x 6" Designer Paper for the layer behind the focal image.

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I stamped the mountains multiple times with the same inking of Misty Moonlight. After stamping a couple of times I "huffed" (which is breathing open-mouthed, not blowing) on the stamp for the remaining stampings.

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I did all of my stamping and cut it out with the next-to-largest Celebration Labels Die before embossing with the Winter Snow folder.

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I had stamped the Itty Bitty Christmas greeting with Real Red ink before embossing. I added  rhinestones to the centers of a few snowflakes for some sparkle.

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I stamped and cut out the inside layer with the same Celebration Labels Die from the front and used another sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas.

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Dimensions:

Misty Moonlight card base: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"

Misty Moonlight In Color Designer layer: 4" x 5 1/4"

Whisper White to stamp & cut with next-to-largest Celebration Labels Die: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" - need two

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October 26-31


Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day October 25th!

Hey there! It's Sunday again, which of course means it's time to share some more swaps! I decided I had better finish sharing the fall-themed swaps I have before I go full-on Christmas for a few Sundays! October is almost over, can you believe it? October is my favorite month of the year, and although this year it was cool, rainy, and dreary most of the month, I still love October!

First, Ami Wilson combined a sentiment from Love of Leaves with the Beautiful Autumn Bundle (stamps and punches) with the Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder, Painted Labels Dies, Brushed Metallic Copper, and Basket Weave & Metallic (copper) Combo Pack! Mint Macaron, Early Espresso, and Whisper White is her color combo!

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Kathy Morgan used a similar color combo, adding in a splash of Cajun Craze, to her Beautiful Autumn/Gathered Leaves card:

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Emily Tull used Life is Beautiful with the Autumn Punch Pack and a Tasteful Labels Die for her fall creation:

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Sharon Tong-Robinson used the Love of Leaves Bundle with the Old World 3D Embossing Folder:

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Finally for today, Deb McCahan used the Autumn Greetings stamp set, Autumn Punch Pack, and Layering Circles Dies for her Split Circle card:

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October 21-25


Stampin' Up! Home Together Easel Calendar!

Hey there! I've been playing with calendar ideas for an outdoor craft fair I "hope" to be able to do in early December, and my first design is with my tried-and-true favorite fold, the easel!

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It's one of the most simple designs I think I've ever done; no stamping, just die-cutting and dry embossing with the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine. While I was at it I added a Post-it-Note pad to make this even more useful as a nifty desk calendar!

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I embossed the white layers with the lovely Winter Snow embossing folder and added the heart cut from the center of the little house with a mini stampin' dimensional.

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I love this little house and trees, all cut with Home Together Dies from Garden Green and Real Red card stock!

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The side trees are also cut with a Home Together Die.

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Dimensions:

Misty Moonlight easel card base:  4 1/4" x 11", scored and folded at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2" easel upright: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"   

Misty Moonlight calendar mat:  2 3/8" x 3 1/8"  Post-it-note mat: 3 1/8" x 3 1/8"

Whisper White layer: 4" x 5 1/4" - need two

Real Red for house/heart: 1 1/2" x 2"  

Garden Green for trees: scraps

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October 21-25


Stampin' Up! Warm Hugs Gift Card Holder!

Hey there! Today I want to share with you a project I created with another oldie-but-goodie: the envelope gift card holder!

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Super-easy and economical to make, I made these for my swap this month! The base of the holder is a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, folded in half, the flap cut in half on the fold line, and one flap adhered down while the other flap remains to insert the gift card!

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I embellished it with Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper (on sale 15% off this month!) and images from both Wrapped in Christmas and Warm Hugs.

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The Warm Wraps Dies contains everything you need to cut out the sentiments and the tree, heart, and candy canes! I cut the greeting layers on the front with Stitched Rectangle Dies and tied it closed with a length of Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon.

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Here's the basic dimensions to cover the folds of the holder:

Front, and inside Garden Green layers: 2 3/4" x 4 3/8" - need two

Toile Tidings layer: 2 5/8" x 4 1/8" - need two

Garden Green for flap: 2 7/8" x 2 1/4"   for layer below the flap: 2 7/8" x 3 5/8"

Toile Tidings layer below the flap: 2 5/8" x 3 3/8"

Garden Green front focal image mat: 2" x 3 1/2"

Very Vanilla for front focal image: 2" x 3"

Everything else is scraps of Very Vanilla & Garden Green

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October 2020 Designer Series Paper Sale

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October 21-25


Stampin' Up! Sailing Home!

Hey there! Today I have the second sympathy card I created a few days go, this time with Sailing Home, Drybrush Background, and a little bit of Comfort & Hope!

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After I created the Comfort & Hope card I shared with you HERE, I got to thinking that Drybrush could look like shiplap, or the paint peeling off of the hull of a ship, so I stamped a Whisper White panel with Misty Moonlight ink and loved the look!

After stamping and cutting out the lighthouse with a Smooth Sailing die, I cut another lighthouse from Misty Moonlight to cut in half vertically so I could layer it on each side of the stamped one to give it more depth and stand out from the Drybrush background of the same color.

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I love this sentiment from Sailing Home. I cut it with the Story Label Punch and added a Misty Moonlight In Color Enamel Dot for my finishing touch!

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Inside I used the Comfort & Hope sentiment. Sympathy cards are hard to make. This sentiment is perfect when there is nothing you can say to make it better.

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Dimensions:

Whisper White Thick card base: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored & folded at 4 1/4"

Whisper White layer: 4" x 5 1/4"  for lighthouse and greeting label: scraps inside sentiment layer: 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"

Misty Moonlight inside layer:  4" x 5 1/4" for lighthouse mat and greeting label mat: scraps

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October 21-25


Stampin' Up! Life is Beautiful!

Hey there and welcome to the Paper Crafting Monthly Blog featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world! You may have arrived from Shirley's blog. She had a fabulous project!

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Our October theme is Fall with a Designer Series Paper focus since Stampin' Up! is offering a great sale on select Designer Series Papers this month for 15% off. I decided to use the Life is Beautiful stamp set with Plain Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, which is one of the sale packs!

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I used the baby wipes technique to stamp the leaves on the trees, and then cut with a Celebration Labels Die.

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The baby wipes technique is an easy way to get color on your stamps! I dropped Cajun Craze, Bumblebee, and Cherry Cobbler in refills on a baby wipe to create a custom "inkpad". Then I inked the leaves stamp with the baby wipe inkpad to get the lovely fall color! You can use the "inkpad" for multiple stampings in the same session!

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I snuck in a little bit of Gathered Leaves with the pumpkins stamped with Cajun Craze.

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Inside:

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Thanks for joining us this month! Now click on the "Next" image to go to Tracy's blog  to see her project!

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Here's the list of this month's participating demonstrators in case you get off track:

Shirley Merker

Carol Payne - you are here!

Tracy Held

Sue Boerner

Terri  Stewart

Krissi Hannahs

Amber Muelenbelt

Sandra Roberts

Sue McDonald

Sandy Ward

Maureen Rauchfuss

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October 21-25