Month: August 2019

Brushed Edges Floral Thank You Card

If you’re wanting to add a softer color to the edges of your card or cut-out, you can always just add a little ink to your dauber and brush the edges.

Just tap your desired ink pad with the dauber a few times. Be sure to dab first onto a scratch piece of paper to remove excess ink. It also helps to have some trash paper underneath so that you don’t have to worry about making a mess all over your crafting area.

You can compare this to how the card would look if you just use the scalloped cutout and layer the paper.

The brushed technique leaves you with a softer edge and a more subtle color transition.

September Paper Pumpkin

Halloween is nearly here, which means that Paper Pumpkin has been busy, busy, busy. We thought you might like “a hand” with your frightful festivities, so we designed September’s kit, Bone Appétit, with them in mind.

This kit includes 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. September’s kit also gives new meaning to the word “handmade.” (Cue the scary laughter!)

  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Gorgeous Grape, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White

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Bulldog Thank You Card

For my project this week, I wanted to integrate Cricut’s draw capabilities with my stamping. The front of the card was created using the sitting pretty bundle from last year. It features two of the 2018-2020 In Colors (Blueberry Bushel and Call Me Clover). If you look closely, you’ll notice there is a rhinestone acting as a picture hanger (cards can always use a little bling!).

For the inside, I tried out Cricut’s draw feature to help me create the inner sentiment which was a customer request. The hardest choice was definitely trying to figure out which font to use. I really like the way it came out!

Product List
Sitting Pretty Photopolymer Bundle
$44.00
Balmy Blue 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Call Me Clover 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.50
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper
$0.00
Blueberry Bushel Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Gray Granite Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Watercolor Pencils
$16.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Snail Adhesive
$7.00

Band Together and Everything Is Rosy

The Band Together bundle is one of my favorites. The flowers are beautiful in just about any color, and the dies cut out some very detailed frame shapes (See Magnolia Lane and Detailed Bands). The ribbon and spotted paper are from the Everything Is Rosy Medley.

Happy stamping!

Product List
Lovely Lipstick Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Band Together Bundle
$54.75
Stitched Rectangle Dies
$35.00
Blushing Bride 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Call Me Clover 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.50
Everything Is Rosy Product Medley
$80.00
Flirty Flamingo 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Snail Adhesive
$7.00

Brick Dauber Technique in a Bird Seed Shaker Card

The best cards are the ones that come with an unexpected surprise. For this card, I actually had planned to just feature a technique using the sponge daubers. Clearly, I got a tad carried away.

The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock, and the inner window is from the nested dies. The bird is stamped and colored with blends.

To make the realistic brick look, I first used the bricks 3D embossing folder. Then, I dabbed the sponge dauber onto my Merry Merlot ink pad.

There are two key tips to keep in mind with this technique:

#1 – After inking, tap a couple of times onto scrap paper (or your grid paper) to remove any excess or uneven ink.

#2 – The dauber is used in a brushing motion the length of the card. This way the ink darkens the edges of the bricks the most. If you touch the paper then make a brushing motion, you end up with dark circles of ink that will make the entire brick the same color (instead of just the edges).

This same technique can be used with just about any ink (even metallics)!

August 1-15 Host Code: BFZ3UTBG

Happy crafting!

Product List
Merry Merlot Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Pineapple Punch Dark Stampin' Blends Marker
$4.50
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Early Espresso 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Sponge Daubers
$5.00
Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Free As A Bird Bundle
$51.25
Nature's Twine
$9.00
Foam Adhesive Strips
$8.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Snail Adhesive
$7.00

Fun with Farm Animals

I just love these farm animal stamps. They have so much personality and are fun to color. The stampin’ blends markers make them appear watercolored. The buffalo check stamp is easy to use and enables you to create your own paper/backgrounds.

August 1-15 Host Code: BFZ3UTBG

Product List
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Buffalo Check Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$15.00
Over The Moon Cling Stamp Set
$20.00
This Little Piggy Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$20.00
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Lovely Lipstick Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Soft Suede Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
5/8" (1.6 Cm) Burlap Ribbon
$7.00