Two Happy Christmas in July Cards

The latest Paper Pumpkin, A Little Smile has a fun beach theme perfect for summer. But, I love to see if I can come up Christmas cards and start filling in my stash for December. There were so many pre-punched pieces it was almost too easy. So, I came up with two for you.

Christmas on the Beach

The first card uses the leafy pieces, flipped over from their Old Olive color. I started with a Whisper White base. I added a layer of Coastal Cabana that I stamped using the Hugs from Shelli background stamp with Frost White shimmer paint to make it look like it’s snowing. Then I created a sandy beach using a ripped piece of Crumb Cake stamped with a stamp from the kit in Crumb Cake. I also sponged the edges.

Next, I built the tree. I started with the layer on the “beach” with five leaves, then a layer of four, then three and so on. Once I had that base layer, I filled in with a few extra leaves. I used one of the glitter starfish as the star topper. I finished the tree with some gold pearls.

Finally, for the sentiment, I got out an old set of Paper Pumpkin holiday stamps and used Old Olive ink. The banner was from the kit as well as the sand dollar.

Lovely Bauble

My second card uses some Lovely Lipstick foil paper I had left in my stash. This would be an equally gorgeous card done with Gold foil and red berries. Here’s how I made it. I started with a base of Whisper White and an additional strip 5-1/2″ by 2-1/2″. I punched a 2″ circle in the center. Then I glued on one of the lacy medallions from the kit.

Beneath the strip is a 2-3/8″ square piece of foil. The bauble “hook” was made by die cutting a Beautiful Bauble die from Champagne foil and cutting out the hanger. I saved the rest for another card I’ll post soon. The strip is mounted to the card with Dimensionals. I added leafy cuts and enamel dots colored with Stampin Blends to make the holly sprays.

Next, I used the Flourish dies to cut out the trim piece. I cut it down the center and added the two halves under the edges of the Whisper White panel. Lastly, I used an old holiday Paper Pumpkin stamp for the sentiment. I heat embossed it using the retired Lovely Lipstick embossing powder. It can also just be stamped with Lovely Lipstick ink.

I hope you’re having fun with your Paper Pumpkin subscription.

Time for Tea – CASE

The 2018 Annual Catalog is coming to a close. If you’re like me, there are some sets in there that you’ve been pining for or procrastinating about purchasing. Times up! The Time for Tea bundle was one of those sets that I fell in love with as soon as I saw it, but waited to order. But, it’s time!

I have a CASE for you. The inspiration card was designed by Clarie Daly. You can see her beautiful card in Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride here: https://clairedaly.typepad.com/sisterhood_of_the_travell/2018/09/stampin-up-time-for-tea.html

My CASE (Copy and Share Everything)

My color palette included Very Vanilla, Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo, and Pool Party. I liked the layers in Claire’s card but wanted something a little faster to make, so I substituted the Tea Room DSP for the embossed layer. To frame the gorgeous paper, I mounted it on Bermuda Bay cardstock.

Then, instead of another layer of DSP with punched corners, I decided to use a Flirty Flamingo Colored Doily. I like the detail and texture it adds without hiding the Tea Room paper.

My banner is a piece of Very Vanilla cut to 2.5″ x 4″. I stamped the Time for Tea stamps to add the leafy sprays at the top and bottom in Memento ink so that I could color them in with my Pool Party Stampin’ Blends. The sentiment is from the same set, using Flirty Flamingo ink.

Next, I added a teacup also a stamp from the set. I die cut it using the Spot of Tea dies that came in the bundle. It’s colored in with my Blends and adhered it with Dimensionals. I added a flower stamped and cut using the bundle and colored in with my Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends.

Finally, for embellishments, I added three pearls, two in the top spray and one on the flower. The ribbon bow is also from the suite. It is Bermuda Bay ribbon with metallic copper edging. The picture can’t do this ribbon justice. It comes in a two pack, Tea Room Ribbon Combo with a white and copper companion spool.

This would make a great thinking of you or thank you card. If you’d like to purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! products here, please consider shopping with me.

Everything is Rosy

Stampin’ Up!’s Everything is Rosy kit is packed with everything a crafter needs to make stunning projects. Not only does the stamp set have beautiful floral and leafy images, the sentiments are in delightful font. Then there are the coordinating dies. The rose gold foil paper, the specialty designer paper with rose gold accents, sheets of preprinted floral images and foil accented label. As if that wasn’t enough to have you running for your craft room there are also mirrored rose gold embellishments, two full rolls of ribbon and a bottle of rose gold shimmer paint. I tried to resist, I really did. But the shimmer paint and the foil paper pushed me over the edge. I’m so glad I fell!

A Birthday Card

This is the card I designed as a make and take for my Paper Pumpkin Party club. I wanted something fairly simple to assemble but that showcased as many of the products in the kit as I could reasonably use. I also wanted something soft and feminine. So instead of the darker coordinating colors of Night of Navy or Melon Mambo, I used Powder Pink as my card base. This color is retiring at the end of May.

Normally, I would add another card stock layer, but again to keep things simple, I used a 3-1/4″x5-1/4″ piece of DSP with the lovely rose gold accents. For the leafy accent on the left, I started with a 1″x6″ strip of the foil paper and die cut using the Everything is Rosy die. I love how edge dies give you detail, but it remains connected to the paper. This made it easy to glue the DSP to foil and then attach the entire piece to the card.

Next, I assembled the sentiment layer. I used an 8″ length of the Night of Navy ribbon with rose gold metallic edges (it’s so pretty in person). Over that, I layered one of the preprinted floral sprays. These punch out and there are two sheets of just flowers in different sizes. The sentiment is stamped on a small piece of Whisper White and die cut with the Stitched Labels dies. I used glue dots for the ribbon and Dimensionals for the sentiment and flower.

As a final touch, I added three of the rose gold mirror embellishments. The inside of this card is stamped with the birthday sentiment that came in the kit. But it would also make a great thinking of you card. If you love rose gold, don’t miss out on this kit! It’s only available as long as supplies last or until May 31, 2019. If you’d like to get it now, shop with me.