Tag Archives: Cardmaking

One in a Melon

I just got my Paper Pumpkin kit and it’s oh so cute!  I was feeling stumped for creating something to post and this revived my mojo!  I also used ribbon!  (That doesn’t happen often enough.)

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Paper Pumpkin

Check out the June 2017 kit below.

I based my card on this sketch:

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Supplies:

144085 Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad
144246 Tranquil Tide 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
100730 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
144110 Whole Lot Of Lovely Designer Series Paper
144197 Crushed Curry 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

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A Tabs for Everything Birthday

Everyone that went to Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage events this year got the Tabs for Everything stamp set.  There was an adorable set of 3″ x 3″ cards in the latest version of Stampin’ Success magazine (another perk of being a demonstrator).  I don’t use 3″ x 3″ cards so I modified it to an A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) size card.  The stamp set is meant for use in planners but I used it for this card and for bookmarks with the new in-colors.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Tabs for Everything

Supplies:

143907 Tabs for Everything Photopolymer Stamp Set
126974 Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad
131180 Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad
126982 Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad
120953 Crumb Cake 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
122924 Pool Party 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
145372 Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
134576 Basic Black Baker’s Twine
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - 2017-2019 In-Colors

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This Little Piggy…says goodbye for now

Okay, okay, this is the last “This Little Piggy” post for the foreseeable future.  I just wanted to use all the images.

My new catalog order arrived today so guess what I got to use?  Yep, that’s right, Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper.  So this isn’t one of the patterns I drool over but I thought it went well with my badly watercolor-ed little piggy.  Under the Whisper White baker’s twine you can see a hint of Basic Gray marker that I used to color in the hooves.  I didn’t like it so I pulled out a threader (you should really have one of these) and fed the baker’s twine through to kind of cover it up.

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This sketch was my inspiration for the layout:

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Supplies:

143922 This Little Piggy Clear-Mount Stamp Set
131180 Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad
126982 Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad
144084 Powder Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad
122924 Pool Party 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
144110 Whole Lot Of Lovely Designer Series Paper
122959 Watercolor Paper
143721 Decorative Ribbon Border Punch
124262 Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine
103954 Aqua Painters

 

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This Little Piggy believed she could…

I really do have other stamp sets but I’m trying to keep to two posts a week and spread them out over the summer.  This sketch gave me fits, I really need my order with more paper in it to arrive.  (I’m talking to you Whole Lot of Lovely!)  I decided to turn the sketch on it’s side because I just couldn’t decide on a color scheme and background.  I ended up using the Fluttering TIEF and sponging it with Soft Sky.  I think it still needs something.  I used the Envelope Punch Board to round the corner.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - This Little Piggy, Fluttering, Wood Textures

Here is the sketch:

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Supplies:

143922 This Little Piggy Clear-Mount Stamp Set
144084 Powder Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad
144244 Powder Pink 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
144177 Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
141491 Classic Label Punch
133774 Envelope Punch Board
139304 Fluttering Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
104332 Snail Adhesive
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
141337 Stamping Sponges
141897 Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

 

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This Little Piggy says farewell to Mojo Monday

It’s no secret that I love to follow sketches and one of my favorites is Mojo Monday.  Sadly this is the last sketch from that blog.

I used Zip Dry for the ribbon and popped up the piggy on Stampin’ Dimensionals.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - This Little Piggy

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Supplies:

143922 This Little Piggy Clear-Mount Stamp Set
126974 Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad
144244 Powder Pink 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
144131 Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack
144177 Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
145372 Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
141706 Layering Ovals Framelits Dies
141487 5/8″  Burlap Ribbon
104332 Snail Adhesive
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

Measurements:

Whisper White Thick Cardstock 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”

2 ¾” x 3 ¾” for oval

Powder Pink Cardstock 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”
Fresh Florals DSP stack 2 ¼” x 4”, 3” x 4”
Wood Textures DSP stack ½” x 4 1/8” (horizontal), ¾” x 4” (vertical)
Burlap ribbon Cut at 4 ¾”

 

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This Little Piggy’s Daisy Delight

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! – This Little Piggy, Daisy Delight

It’s time for the new annual catalog!!!!!

I’m excited and sad.  Sad to see some favorites leaving, and excited to see new favorites arrive.  There are a few things I can’t wait to order that weren’t available in the demonstrator pre-order (it’s one of the MANY benefits to being a demonstrator).

I designed this card based on this sketch for a shoebox swap and we will be making it at my catalog launch party this Saturday.  For a shoebox swap, you bring the cut paper and supplies for everyone attending to make the card.  Its so much fun to hang out with other crafty folks and create.

Measurements:

Crumb Cake Cardstock 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”
Shimmery White Cardstock 2 3/8” x 3 ¾”
Berry Burst Cardstock 2 ½” x 4”, scrap for ½” circle
Powder Pink Cardstock 2 ¾” x 5 ½” for two daisy punches
Wood Textures DSP stack 1 ¼” x 5 ½”

Instructions:

  1. Using Powder Pink, stamp the piggy on Shimmery White Cardstock.
  2. Using Powder Pink ink and the Aqua Painter, color in the piggy.
  3. Using Melon Mambo & Old Olive watercolor pencils, color in the flower.
  4. Using Berry Burst, stamp the daisy on Powder Pink Cardstock twice and punch out.
  5. Using Berry Burst, stamp the daisy center on Berry Burst Cardstock and punch out with the ½” circle punch.
  6. Curl the petals of the daisy with a bone folder. Offset the flowers and attach with a stampin’ dimensional.  Add daisy center and cover with Wink of Stella.
  7. Assemble card as shown.

Supplies:

145361 Daisy Delight Bundle
143922 This Little Piggy Clear-Mount Stamp Set
144083 Berry Burst Classic Stampin’ Pad
144084 Powder Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad
144243 Berry Burst 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
144244 Powder Pink 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
120953 Crumb Cake 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
101910 Shimmery White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
144177 Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
144220 Rhinestone Basic Jewels
102845 Blender Pens
141709 Watercolor Pencils
103954 Aqua Painters
141897 Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
103683 Mini Glue Dots
104332 Snail Adhesive
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Inspired by http://www.stampstodiefor.com/patstamps/2017/05/sunday-sketches-ss033-eastern-palace-suite.html

 

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Banners For You

Here is the second card we made in my last Cookies & Cards class.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Banners for You

Supplies:

142335 Banners For You Photopolymer Bundle
142778 Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper Sold Out!
100730 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
141395 Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin’ Pad
119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels
142793 Lace Doilies Sold Out!
104332 Snail Adhesive
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
133773 Sponge Daubers

Measurements:

Whisper White 4” x 8”, scored at 4”
Whisper White Thick 4 ¼” x 4 ¼”, piece for die cutting
Designer Series Paper 4” x 4”

Instructions:

  • Score the piece of Whisper white from the top left corner to the bottom of the score line at 4”. Fold the bottom triangle up.  See below:
  • Stamp the greetings on the Whisper White Thick cardstock and die cut.
  • Using Sweet Sugarplum and the sponge dauber, color the white side of the Lace Doily.
  • Adhere DSP to Whisper White Thick piece of paper. Adhere to the folded up triangle.
  • Add small banner to the inside of card with dimensionals.
  • Place the Lace Doily in the center of the card and adhere banner over it to keep in place. Place Rhinestones.

Inspired by http://www.suestampfield.com/blog/2017/01/make-it-monday-inside-the-lines-diagonal-easel-card-.html

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The Fine Print:

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Subscribers must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at PaperPumpkin.com to subscribe.

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Get your hands on the colorful and exotic products from the Eastern Palace Suite before they’re released in the 2017-2018 annual catalog!  See bundle details below:

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle – perfect for the avid crafter! Available during the customer sales period (May 1-31).

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Eastern Palace Starter Bundle – perfect for the beginning crafter! Available during the customer sales period (May 1-31).

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