Frosted Gingerbread

I wanted to use the beautiful Gingerbread & Peppermint paper and I came up with this design. I kind of think the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder looks like swirly frosting.

I will be taking the month of December off from posting so I can catch up on some scrapbooking.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Frosted Gingerbread
Die Cutting & Embossing – Gingerbread dies, Scalloped Contours dies, Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder
Ink – Real Red stamp pad
Paper – Basic White Thick cardstock, Cinnamon Cider cardstock, Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper
Accents & Embellishments – Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick, bone folder, paper snips
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive Sheets

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Measurements:

Basic White Thick cardstock5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”, 2” x 2”, 2 ¾” x 4 ¼”
Cinnamon Cider cardstock2 ¾” x 2 ¾”
Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP2” x 5 3/8”, 1 ½” x 4 ¾”, 1” x 4 ½”

Instructions:

  1. For the 2” & 1 ½” wide strips of DSP, cut up ½” from the bottom in the center and then use paper snips to cut from the corner to the top of the cut line to make a banner.  For the 1” piece, cut up about 3/8” and do the same.
  2. Die cut the snowflake cookie outline out of the Cinnamon Cider cardstock.
  3. Die cut the snowflake cookie icing out of the 2”x2” piece of Basic White Thick cardstock with adhesive on the back.  Attach to the top of the Cinnamon Cider die cut and rub using a bone folder.
  4. Using Real Red ink, stamp the sentiment on the 2 ¾” x 4 ¼” piece of Basic White Thick cardstock.  Die cut with the scalloped rectangle.
  5. Emboss the Basic White Thick cardstock piece and adhere to the cardbase.
  6. Add DSP banners to cardbase.
  7. Using dimensionals, add the sentiment to card as shown.
  8. Using dimensionals only on the top left of the cookie die cut, adhere to the card as shown.
  9. Add some red rhinestones.

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Another Napkin Card

This time I created the napkin card for my class last Saturday. They all got to see exactly how easy this is to create.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Poinsettia Petals
Punches – Banners Pick-a-Punch
Ink – Cherry Cobbler stamp pad
Paper –Basic White cardstock, Basic White Thick cardstock, Cherry Cobbler cardstock, napkin
Accents & Embellishments – Elegant Faceted Gems
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stamparatus, Take Your Pick, bone folder, paper snips
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive Sheets (or Xyron machine)

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Measurements:

Cherry Cobbler cardstock5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, 7/8” x 4 7/8”
Basic White cardstock(2) 3 ¾” x 5”
Basic White Thick cardstock¾” x 4 ¾”

Instructions:

  1. Apply an even amount of adhesive to one of the Basic White cardstock pieces. (I used my Xyron machine, but you can use the adhesive sheets or a two-way glue that is still stick once it dries.)
  2. Rip the napkin at an angle so you can peal off the top layer. Lay the napkin piece upside down and attach the Basic White cardstock piece with adhesive to the back.  Either cut off the excess or put adhesive on the back of the cardstock and fold the extra over.
  3. Using the Banners Pick-a-Punch, punch the left end of the Cherry Cobbler cardstock small piece.
  4. Using the Banners Pick-a-Punch, punch the left end of the Basic White Thick cardstock piece and then stamp using Cherry Cobbler ink.  Adhere to the Cherry Cobbler piece.
  5. Adhere napkin panel to the cardbase.
  6. Adhere sentiment banner to the cardbase using dimensionals as shown.
  7. Add some gems.

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November Paper Pumpkin

Happy Thanksgiving!

I love Paper Pumpkin but I don’t always have a use for treat containers like this month’s kit. So instead of creating the treat boxes, I made some simple cards. These cards are bigger than my normal cards, they are 5″ x 7″ and 4″ x 8″.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – November 2021 Paper Pumpkin
Die Cutting & Embossing – Evergreen Forest 3D embossing folder, Inspiring Canopy dies
Ink – Evening Evergreen stamp pad, Old Olive stamp pad, Pool Party stamp pad, Poppy Parade stamp pad
Paper – Basic White Thick cardstock, Evening Evergreen cardstock, Pool Party cardstock, Poppy Parade cardstock, Peaceful Place 12″x12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accents & Embellishments – Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials, Wonderful Gems
Coloring Tools – Blending Brushes, Sponge Daubers
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue

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#stampinup #cardmaking #jpollockdesigns #handmadecards #handmadecard #GDPwinner #PaperPumpkin

Diagonal Joy Fold Card

I’ve got another fun fold I learned from Susan Campfield. She showed her team how to create this during our Stampin’ Up! OnStage convention weekend.

Supplies:
Die Cutting & Embossing – Flowers of Home dies, Thanks & Hello embossing folders
Paper – Heart & Home 12×12 Designer Series Paper, Basic White cardstock, Smoky Slate cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Smoky slate 7/8″ Textured Ribbon
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, liquid glue

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#stampinup #cardmaking #jpollockdesigns #handmadecards #handmadecard #GDPwinner #BlessingsOfHomeStampinUp #BlessingsOfHomeStampSet #BlessingsOfHome

Technique Squad Blog Hop – No Line Watercoloring

This was a challenge for me this month. I wasn’t sure what image to use for this so I started with the single bird in Free as a Bird … that didn’t work out. I chose to use the main succulent image from Simply Succulents.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the image so I could stamp the first time on a scrap piece of paper and then on Shimmery White cardstock using Gray Granite. I actually stamped the second generation ink twice so I could see the lines. I then colored over the lines using Coastal Cabana and Old Olive watercolor pencils before moving the color around with my water painters. The pot is done the basically the same way but with a little more coloring in the image. For the background, I used some ink on my Bermuda Bay lid for a watercolor wash (I used my heat tool to dry it faster). Under the pot, I scribbled some more Coastal Cabana watercolor pencil to ground it. The main image is popped up using dimensionals.

Blog Hop Roll
Nicole Mahler
Mackenzie Grimme
JoAnn Pollock (You are here.)
Vy Tran

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Simply Succulents
Die Cutting & Embossing – Potted Succulents dies
Ink – Bermuda Bay stamp pad, Gray Granite stamp pad
Paper – Shimmery White cardstock, Bermuda Bay cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Opal Rounds
Coloring Tools – Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, & Old Olive watercolor pencils; Water Painters
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick, Heat tool
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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#stampinup #cardmaking #jpollockdesigns #handmadecards #handmadecard #GDPwinner #SimplySucculentsStampinUp #SimplySucculentsStampSet #SimplySucculents

OnStage@Home

This past weekend I “attended” the annual Stampin’ Up! convention called OnStage. It was virtual again this year but I got to see loads of demonstrations of new products coming next year. We used the new Heart & Home suite to create these three cards.

I even signed up to get the swag bag this year.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Blessings of Home*
Die Cutting & Embossing – Flowers of Home dies*
Ink – Cinnamon Cider stamp pad, Garden Green stamp pad, Misty Moonlight stamp pad
Paper – Heart & Home 12″x12″ Designer Series Paper*, Cinnamon Cider cardstock, Garden Green cardstock, Shimmery White cardstock, Fresh Freesia cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Classic Matte Dots*, Denim 3/8″ ribbon*
Coloring Tools – sponge daubers
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick, Paper Snips
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue

*available early January 2022

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#stampinup #cardmaking #jpollockdesigns #handmadecards #handmadecard #GDPwinner #BlessingsOfHomeStampinUp #BlessingsOfHomeStampSet #BlessingsOfHome #OnStageAtHome

Happy Holidays

I’m playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 446. I diecut the star out of the Gingerbread & Peppermint patterned paper and popped up the background papers,

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Frosted Gingerbread
Die Cutting & Embossing – Gingerbread dies, Layering Circles dies, Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder
Punches – Banners Pick-a-Punch
Ink – Early Espresso stamp pad
Paper – Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper, Real Red cardstock, Cinnamon Cider cardstock, Basic White cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Gingerbread & Peppermint Acrylic Shapes
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue

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#stampinup #cardmaking #jpollockdesigns #handmadecards #handmadecard #GDPwinner #FrostedGingerbreadStampinUp #FrostedGingerbreadStampSet #FrostedGingerbread

WV Fun Fold

I was watching Susan Campfield make a WV fold and I thought it would be a perfect fold to show off the main image stamp from Reflected in Nature. I’ve been wanting to use this stamp set for a while but just didn’t have an idea to use it with. So, today is the day. This is a really thick card, it might be a deliver-in-person kind of card.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Peaceful Cabin, Reflected in Nature
Die Cutting & Embossing – Layering Circles dies
Ink – Basic Gray stamp pad
Paper – Peaceful Place 12×12 Specialty Designer Series Paper, Basic Gray cardstock, Basic White Thick cardstock, Smoky Slate cardstock
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL

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Frosted Gingerbread

Today I’m playing along with Freshly Made Sketch 510 using the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Frosted Gingerbread
Die Cutting & Embossing – Gingerbread dies, Layering Circles dies
Punches – Banners Pick-a-Punch
Ink – Cinnamon Cider stamp pad, Early Espresso Stamp pad, Real Red stamp pad
Paper – Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper, Basic White Thick cardstock, Cinnamon Cider cardstock, Real Red cardstock
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue

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#stampinup #cardmaking #jpollockdesigns #handmadecards #handmadecard #GDPwinner #FrostedGingerbreadStampinUp #FrostedGingerbreadStampSet #FrostedGingerbread #FMS510

Gingerbread & Peppermint Sampler

Cheryl Lee had a few of us over and we made samplers. Each of us got to choose which items from the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite to use for our samplers. No two were the same and here is mine. Now I just need to find a special place to hang it.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Frosted Gingerbread
Die Cutting & Embossing – Gingerbread dies
Ink – Real Red stamp pad
Paper – Real Red cardstock, Early Espresso cardstock, Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″x6″ Designer Series Paper, Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More Card Pack
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL
Other – 8″ x 8″ frame

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