5 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 cardstock
2 ¾” x 2 ¾”
Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP
2” x 5 3/8”, 1 ½” x 4 ¾”, 1” x 4 ½”
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.
Die cut the snowflake cookie outline out of the Cinnamon Cider cardstock.
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.
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.
Emboss the Basic White Thick cardstock piece and adhere to the cardbase.
Add DSP banners to cardbase.
Using dimensionals, add the sentiment to card as shown.
Using dimensionals only on the top left of the cookie die cut, adhere to the card as shown.
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.)
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.
Using the Banners Pick-a-Punch, punch the left end of the Cherry Cobbler cardstock small piece.
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.
Adhere napkin panel to the cardbase.
Adhere sentiment banner to the cardbase using dimensionals as shown.
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
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.
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
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
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