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Broadway Star Paper Pumpkin – CASE of the Mondays

Wow! Wow! Wow!  The June Paper Pumpkin was full of bling and bright colors.  I would never have imagined how vibrant and fun Lovely Lipstick looks with Lemon Lime Twist.  I’ll have some posts on this fun box that was matched to the Broadway Bound suite in the catalog over the next few days. Here are the cards as designed using the instructions.
Paper Pumpkin Broadway Star

I’m not sure why my picture of these two was a little washed out, but believe me, they are WOW cards.

I love getting ideas for alternates from Pinterest but another source I use is the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club on Facebook.  This group was started by Rachel Tessman.  She is the Rockstar Diva of Paper Pumpkin.  If you’re ever looking for ideas, check the group or her YouTube channel.

The CASE for today is based off a card posted to the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club by Merrilee Mager.
Broadway Star Paper Pumpkin Fan Club CASE
This card is almost identical to hers except that I moved the twine from around the top of the card to a bow over the balloons.

Keep crafting.  I’ll have more alternates for you soon!

Broadway Bound – Two for Tuesday

I had the best time this weekend.  My upline coordinated a stamping event with some talented local demonstrators. We each selected a suite of products from the 2018 Annual Catalog and showcased them with two cards that guests could make.  I chose the Broadway Bound suite.  I couldn’t resist when I heard that it coordinated with the June Paper Pumpkin.

I have to tell you, it’s impossible to do this suite justice in pictures. The paper in the suite is a specialty DSP because it has silver and gold foil accents. All of the pages are double sided and it has a cool mid-century modern vibe.  Get it before everyone figures out how perfect it is for Christmas.

When the stamps and dies and paper came in, I hadn’t yet received the Broadway Star box and there weren’t a lot of pictures on Pinterest. The two cards I designed are unique but show the versatility of this suite. The first card uses the bright Lovely Lipstick and Lemon Lime Twist to show off the playful side of the suite.

Stampin Up Broadway Bound Wish Birthday CardThe Wish die is really cool.  It’s actually three pieces, the W, the ish and the dot on the i.  I can already imagine all the creativity that is going to inspire.  For this card, I substituted one of the metallic pearls, the silver, not the gold for the dot on the i.  I also used some of the Black Satin ribbon.  That ribbon is going to be everywhere once people see how nice it is.

This is a super simple card. Not every card needs to take hours to make. Simple, bold and fun. I’m sure you know someone who fits that description.

If you want instructions on this card, I have all the measurements and supplies on my Resources page.


The second card I made takes advantage of the Stampin Up Broadway Bound Hooray cardsophisticated side of the suite.  It took me several tries to get the style right on this card. I originally imagined using the mid-century modern style, but it just wasn’t working.

I think you’ll agree that this design is great for a masculine card and could be easily changed up to a New Years or even an Anniversary card.  The magic in this card is the Hooray. I used the Stamparatus with a step-down technique to repeat the sentiment down the left side of the page.

Basically, you line up the stamp at the top of your cardstock and press the Stamparatus plate to the stamp. Ink it up and stamp. The first image is done. Then pull the plate out of the hinge, and move it down one notch. Ink up the sentiment and stamp again. Repeat this until you get to the end of the paper.  This works best with a stamp that is large enough to fill the space, approximately an inch or one that is half an inch, do one column. Then start back at the top, repositioning the stamp to fill the gap between the first and second images.  Play with the device and this will make more sense.  And if you haven’t ordered yours yet – do it. I’m hooked.

You might notice that the cake slice with the cute Candle Embellishment and the sentiment aren’t in the Broadway Bound stamp set. These two exclusive stamps were included in the Broadway Star Paper Pumpkin.  Yet another reason to love the monthly box. Stamps you can’t get anywhere else.

Again, the instructions and supplies and measurements for both of these cards are on the Resources page. Hope you’re having a crafting party too — if not today, then soon.


Sketchy CASE of the Mondays

Card sketches are useful for getting past the blank page jitters that block our creativity.  I have a Pinterest board where I keep a file of interesting sketches.  Today, I have a card made from a one provided by Freshly Made Sketches.  It isn’t quite as “CASE-y” as my usual CASEs, but I am copying their layout.

Here is the sketch.
Freshly Made Sketch 342








They provide a new layout each week.  This week, I used some scraps that I had. It seems like my collection of scraps is overwhelming my craft room. So you might see a lot of “scrap cards” coming in future posts. You know how I hate to throw anything away.

Here is my card.

Stampin Up Delightful Daisy FMS342I used a card base from a recent Sale-a-Bration because I didn’t like the papers on a white background. The Soft Saffron blends well with the Daffodil Delight and the Night of Navy colors.  The Wood Textures DSP along with the scrap of retired Delightful Daisy DSP gives the card a sweet rustic country vibe.

I stamped the flower using the Daisy Delight stamp set that is available in the current catalog. The Thank You sentiment is in the same set.  Night of Navy ink makes this large sentiment stand out even more and coordinates with the background in the DSP.  Finally, I added a retired  White Perfect Accent because I wanted to mimic the daisies in the background, but reverse the color.

You could also make the flower stamping the Daffodil Delight on Whisper White and use a Clear Faceted gem instead. Stamping two images and gluing them together and also using a bone folder to curl the petals give the flower more dimension.

So happy that I played along with the Freshly Made Sketch this week.  Happy crafting.FreshlyMadeSketches