Well this month’s Paper Pumpkin sure was a surprise! The banners are such a cute idea. I gave one of the cards that was made exactly as the kit says to a friend a couple of days ago and today I am showing a different one that I made for my sister-in-law. If you haven’t seen the kit, you can watch the Stampin’ Up! video at the end of this post.
The Falling Flowers Clear-Mount Bundle (also available in wood, and as a separate stamp set and thinlits) is a wonderful floral bundle that has lots of great images. All but one of the images is the stamp set has a matching thinlit and there are two addition flower thinlits. There is so much you can do!
For some reason (maybe my love of coffee), when I got the Hearth and Home Thinlits, the first card project that came to my mind was this one. I also have a tendency to make life difficult for myself and look for alternate ways to use my supplies, rather than using them as intended. For this project, I also used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies, the Elegant Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and the Gorgeous Grunge Clear-Mount Stamp Set.
Have you seen the new catalog yet. Click HERE to see it online. To get a copy from me, send me a message through my Contact page (http://mariascardsandmore.com/contact/).
Our good family friend Alexandra is graduating from Norcross High School this weekend. I didn’t want to make her a regular card, so I followed the directions from Splitcoaststampers and made her a box that looks like a graduation cap complete with a tassel. I also made her a square card that fit neatly in the box.
Do you have some pattern paper that you aren’t using because it’s a little plain? Here’s an idea for you: revamp and glam up your paper by stamping on it and adding to the pattern. The easiest way to do this is to stamp in the white spaces with a coordinating ink color. If you want to add a little pizzazz, look to heat emboss with a metallic powder. In the video, I give you simple examples and show you the finished cards I made with the embellished papers. The cards are also shown below with the list of main supplies. Many of the products are retiring at the end of the month so order quickly before they run out. Some of them have been favorites of mine. I hope you give this idea a try!
I have really enjoyed playing with the Made With Love stamp set. It’s so cute! Having the thinlit for the onesie makes it even more fun.
I made this card a while ago, ruined it, and just salvaged it. All the paper is Birthday Bouquet DSP. The ribbon is Watermelon Wonder 1″ Stitched Satin Ribbon. Both items are from the Occasions Catalog. I decided to make a very feminine card that could be used for Mother’s Day or, by eliminating the “Happy Mother’s Day” sentiment, could be used for a birthday. I used the drapery fold on the flowery paper and this card definitely makes me think of flowery drapery and prom dresses.