Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Paper Crafting Blog Hop October 2021 - Anything Fall!

 

Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop for October 2021 featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia are participating. We have a wide array of fun projects and design styles to share with you this month - all spotlighting projects that represent - anything Fall!

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Fall is definitely my favorite season - apple cider, trees turning colors, warm days and cool nights. So I made a card to reflect that feeling.

The sentiment is from a Christmas set, but it worked perfectly for fall for me. To make this card I used the Bargello technique taking strips of the amazing Beauty of the Earth DSP and adhering it to self-adhesive paper, then cutting that in strips to get all these beautiful colors.

Next adhere these strips to another piece of self-adhesive to get a beautiful layer of mosaic like design.

I then used the stitched leaves dies to cut out leaf images -
and using the negative image - popped it up with dimensionals on a card base of Merry Merlot to get this beautiful card -
I gave the sentiment a little curve with a bone folder and adhered it with glue dots, and dimensionals to raise the center. Added a little twine bow. Then finally - I finished the inside with one of the cut out leaves.

Hope you like the card as much as I liked making it - my ode to FALL in the form of a beautiful card. Would love it if you'd leave me a comment on what you think.
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Now click on through to the rest of those hopping this month to see all of their wonderful creations! ~Maureen

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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Share It Sunday!! Cutest Halloween Stamp Set Free tutorial!

It's Sunday and I have another great tutorial to share with you today! October is half over - gotta get those Halloween cards done!!!  So I wanted to share this FREE tutorial as it is a fun and easy card to make and get out!  Enjoy the cuteness!!

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Cutest Halloween

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Supplies:

Stamp Sets: Cutest Halloween (156480) or discounted as a bundle with the Halloween Punch (156483)

·       Card Stock and Paper: Basic White CS (156276); Basic Black CS (121045); Sahara Sand CS (121043); Cute Halloween DSP (156479)

·       Stamp Pads: Tuxedo Black Memento Pad (132708)

·       Tools: Stitched So Sweetly Dies (151690) or discounted as a bundle with the Cutest Halloween set (156483); Halloween Punch (156482)

·       Miscellaneous: Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220); Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (154897); Linen Thread (104199) Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Stampin’ Seal Adhesive (152813) this is used to adhere unless otherwise noted; Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Mini Glue Dots™ (103683)

Measurements:

 ·       Basic White CS: 5 ½” x 8 1/2”, 3 1/4” x 4 1/4”; 1/2” x 3 3/4” for sentiment

·       Basic Black CS: 3 1/4” x 4 1/4”; 1 7/8” x 5 1/4”; 4” x 5 1/4”

·       Sahara Sand CS: 2 1/2” x 3 5/8”

·       Cute Halloween DSP: 1 5/8” x 5” Striped; 3 3/4” x 5” Boo; 1/2” x 3” scraps of Orange stripe; Gray stripe and Boo (banners); Pumpkins to punch from DSP

·       Linen Twine: 2 – 6 1/2” pieces tied together for a double bow

·       Stapler

 Instructions: Please refer to picture for placement.

1.    This is a Z-Fold card - Score large piece of Basic White at 2 1/8” and at 4 1/4”.  Fold in half at the 4 1/4” score line – then fold back the left on the 2 1/8” score line to form your Z.

2.    Cut the largest Scallop Rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies out of the

3 1/4” x 4 1/4” pieces of Basic White (for inside card) and Basic Black.

3.    Punch three pumpkins out of the DSP using the Halloween Punch; and flag the right end of all three strips of DSP and the strip of Basic White on the right end.  Then stamp the sentiment from Cutest Halloween on the Basic White strip using the Tuxedo Black Memento pad.

4.    Color several Rhinestone Basic Jewels with the Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack – using the Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend.

5.    To assemble adhere the striped white and black DSP to the strip of Basic Black CS, then adhere this to the first panel (that is folded back to the left) on the card base.  Next, adhere the Boo piece of DSP to the rectangle of Basic Black CS, then adhere this to the inside of the card base.  Then stamp an inside sentiment if you wish on the scalloped piece of white and adhere centered this on the inside of your card on the Boo layer.

6.    Adhere the Sarah Sand CS rectangle to the center of the scalloped black piece of cardstock.  Then putting adhesive on the left back of this only – adhere it to the first panel so that it lines up perfectly with the Basic White scalloped layer of CS on card inside.  This will keep the are you write in from being seen when card is closed.

7.    Line up and layer your DSP strips and the sentiment strip and staple together close to the left side.  Stick your double bow of Linen Thread with a Mini Glue Dot™ right on the staple, then adhere this cluster to the card front making sure banners do not go over edge of card.

8.    Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, add the top two pumpkins directly to the card as shown.  Then use a dimensional to adhere the bottom pumpkin.

9.    Add your colored Rhinestone Basic Gems as desired to the Sahara Sand Layer.

Monday, October 11, 2021

September Paper Pumpkin - Alternative Project #4

So my Paper Pumpkin class for the September kit is over and I can continue to share what we did as our alternatives - here is the FINAL alternative project from class - an adorable little candy basket.

 Tips

To duplicate you would use one of green/red treat boxes (or any color you like).  Using your snips - cut off the hooked tabs on the box curving, so all sections are alike.  Put box together with the adhesive strips; and using a maker - roll each petal down to toward the outside to form a little basket.  Punch a hole on two of the petals that are across from each other; and feed the wired raffia through each - bending it into a curve on the outside, so it will not pull back through.

Next we colored three leaves with blends and added the veins with Memento black.  Cluster them together with glue dots, and add to the handle with another glue dot or two.  Adhere a bow to the cluster, and a gem to the leaf; and you have a great little treat box.  I filled mine with caramels.  These would be adorable to set out for Fall - or use at each place setting at Thanksgiving!

Here they are all four of my alternatives for the September 2021 kit, featured one at a time over the last several days on my blog. Check them all out - and have fun!!

Let me know if you have any questions and stop back soon.  ~Maureen

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*NOTE: If your personal order is not part of a current party and you are ordering over $150 in merchandise - please do not use this code; as your order without the code will qualify you to earn a minimum of 10% in hostess benefits.   

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If you don't currently have a demonstrator, and would like a catalog or to learn more about Stampin' Up! and our products, please email me at crazystampinglady@gmail.com
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Sunday, October 10, 2021

Share It Sunday!! Nature's Harvest Stamp Set Free tutorial!

Okay all - it's Sunday and I have a beautiful tutorial to share with you today! I am happy to say Fall is in the air here in Prescott - sunny days, cool nights - loving it!!!  So I wanted to share this FREE tutorial as it is a perfect card to make this time of year - it just shouts FALL!!

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Nature's Harvest

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Supplies:

·       Stamp Sets: Nature’s Harvest (156495) or discounted as a bundle with the Harvest Dies (156813)

·       Card Stock and Paper: Crushed Curry (131199) Cajun Craze (119684); Very Vanilla (101650); Linen 12” x 12” Specialty Paper (155681); Gold 12” x 12” Shimmer Vellum (156471); Cork 12” x 12” Specialty Paper

·       Stamp Pads: Saddle Brown StazOn Ink Pad (151508); Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (132708)

·       Tools: Timber 3D Embossing Folder (156406); Harvest Dies (156504) or discounted as a bundle with Nature’s Harvest stamp set (156813); Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653); Bone Folder (102300); Paper Snips (103579)

·       Miscellaneous: Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs in Old Olive (154892), Cajun Craze (154879), Daffodil Delight (154883); Gold 3/8” Shimmer Ribbon (156470); Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels (151193); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108)

Measurements:

·       Very Vanilla: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” and burnished with the Bone Folder; 4” x 5-1/4”, 3-1/2” x 5” (x2)

·       Linen Paper: 3-1/2” x 5”, ¾” x 4-1/4”

·       Cajun Craze: 2” x 6”, 2-3/4” x 4-1/2”

·       Gold Shimmer Vellum: 2” x 6”, 2-1/4” x 5”

·       Crushed Curry: 1” x 2-1/4”

·       Cork: ¾” x 4-1/4”

·       Ribbon: 6”

Instructions:

1.    Emboss Very Vanilla panel with Timber 3D Embossing Folder then adhere to card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue

2.    Stamp flowers twice with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Very Vanilla then stamp with Saddle Brown StazOn ink onto Linen Paper.

3.    Color in flowers with Old Olive, Cajun Craze and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. Die cut all three flowers.

4.    Die cut branch and tall flower with Cajun Craze and tall flower and round flowers with Gold Shimmer Paper.

1.    Die cut long banner out of Cork and Linen Papers. With a narrow strip of Multipurpose Liquid Glue overlap them slightly to adhere.

2.    Stamp sentiment onto Crushed Curry with Saddle Brown StazOn. Die cut with small banner. Adhere to Cork and Linen piece with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

3.    Arrange the Gold Shimmer Vellum and Cajun Craze die cut pieces onto card front. When positioned, carefully dot beneath each image with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

4.    Remove adhesive backing from Linen Paper flower piece and adhere to card front.

5.    Using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere two groups of flowers on top.

6.    Align ribbon on a diagonal and adhere on each end in such a way as to create a mound or hump.

7.    Lay sentiment piece across ribbon and attach with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

8.    Sprinkle three Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels onto card front.

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Would love to hear what you think - please feel free to leave a comment and let me know how you were inspired.  
To order any of Stampin' Up's products you can go directly to my online store -www.stampingwithmaureen.stampinup.net and click on SHOP NOW.  Please use the Hostess Code below to get full benefits from me - C4KG6QKP*
*NOTE: If your personal order is not part of a current party and you are ordering over $150 in merchandise - please do not use this code; as your order without the code will qualify you to earn a minimum of 10% in hostess benefits.   Each month I choose 3 winners from all the orders placed through me to receive a special surprise from me - this month it could be YOU!

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If you don't currently have a demonstrator, and would like a catalog or to learn more about Stampin' Up! and our products, please email me at crazystampinglady@gmail.com
Stop back soon for some more creative fun and inspiration.     ~Maureen

Friday, October 8, 2021

September Paper Pumpkin - Alternative Project #3

Paper Pumpkin class for the September kit is over and I can continue to share what we did as our alternatives - here is the third project - 


Tips
To duplicate you would use a Pumpkin Pie Card base; layer of Crumb Cake embossed with the Macrame embossing folder.  Sentiment from the kit stamped in Evening Evergreen.  The leaf from the kits stamped with the leaf veins in Evening Evergreen.  Pumpkin is three scalloped ovals punched with the Double Oval punch; a 3/4" piece of the wired raffia to make stem.  Thin strip of Soft succulent wrapped around a skewer to get the little curl.  The vine is the Sprig Punch twice; and the blossoms are the flower from the Strawberry builder punch.  All attached together with glue dots.  Below are the three punches I used.
Base is Pumpkin Pie 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4" - this is a vertical card.  Basic White 1/2" x 2"; Pale Papaya 3/4" x 2 1/4"; Crumb Cake 4" x 5 1/4".   Adhere Crumb Cake layer to base; and pop up sentiment as shown on dimensionals.  Punch scalloped ovals out of one of the Pale Papaya treat boxes; and adhere to make the pumpkin.  Adhere the stem with a glue dot to the back of pumpkin and leaf; vines an blossoms with glue dots as shown.  Pop this entire cluster up on the card with dimensionals and add a couple champagne gems to the centers of the blossoms.  That was it - finish inside and envelope as you like.
Let me know if you have any questions and stop back soon to see the final alternative project for this kit.   

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To order any of Stampin' Up's products you can go directly to my online store -www.stampingwithmaureen.stampinup.net and click on SHOP NOW.  Please use the Hostess Code below to get full benefits from me - C4KG6QKP*
*NOTE: If your personal order is not part of a current party and you are ordering over $150 in merchandise - please do not use this code; as your order without the code will qualify you to earn a minimum of 10% in hostess benefits.   

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If you don't currently have a demonstrator, and would like a catalog or to learn more about Stampin' Up! and our products, please email me at crazystampinglady@gmail.com
Stop back soon for some more creative fun and inspiration.     ~Maureen

Thursday, October 7, 2021

September Paper Pumpkin - Alternative Project #2

So my Paper Pumpkin class for the September kit is over and I can continue to share what we did as our alternatives - here is the second project - we made a Joy Fold card -

Tips
For large card base (LCB) that will open to the left – you need a 4 ¼” x 8 1/4” piece of cardstock scored at 5 ½”, crease and put fold to the left. For small card base  (SCB) that will open to the right you need a 3” x 8” piece of cardstock scored at 4”, crease and put fold to the right.  Complete inside on LCB and front flap on LCB; as well as the inside on SCB and front flap on SCB with any layers and design you like in coordinating colors and DSP.  Open LCB to the left and with the SCB folded and crease to the right adhere it to inside of the LCB centered.  Open it and fold the left flap in, then the right flap over it.                       

Cardstock measurements:
Crumb Cake - 4 1/4"x 81/4" and 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"
Crushed Curry - 4" x 5 1/4" and 4" x 2 1/2"
Cajun Craze - 3 3/4" x 5"
DSP - 3 3/4" x 5", 3 3/4" x 2 1/4" and 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Basic White - 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" and 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Using Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze Inks, sponge color onto the white side of four leaves from the kit.  Stamp leaf veins with a coordinating color.  Put card together as shown. Picture of inside is below.
Stamp Sentiments of your choice with Cajun Craze.  Assemble the card as in pictures.  Add a cluster of leaves and a single leaf with glue dots to the front of card as shown, and a linen thread bow with a dot of Tombow liquid glue  That was it - finish inside and envelope as you like.
Let me know if you have any questions and stop back soon to see the next of my alternative projects for this kit.

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To order any of Stampin' Up's products you can go directly to my online store -www.stampingwithmaureen.stampinup.net and click on SHOP NOW.  Please use the Hostess Code below to get full benefits from me - C4KG6QKP*
*NOTE: If your personal order is not part of a current party and you are ordering over $150 in merchandise - please do not use this code; as your order without the code will qualify you to earn a minimum of 10% in hostess benefits.   

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If you don't currently have a demonstrator, and would like a catalog or to learn more about Stampin' Up! and our products, please email me at crazystampinglady@gmail.com
Stop back soon for some more creative fun and inspiration.     ~Maureen

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

September Paper Pumpkin - Alternative Project #1

So my Paper Pumpkin class for the September kit is over and I can now share what we did as our alternatives - here is the first project - 

Tips
To duplicate you would use a Very Vanilla Note Card and Envelope; the Maple leaf stamps and the Thank You Stamp from the kit; Pearls colored with Evening Evergreen Blend, Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen stamp pads and Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen and Very Vanilla Cardstock.

Cardstock measurements:
Evening Evergreen - 2"x5" and 2 1/4" x 2 3/4"
Soft Succulent - 1 3/4" x 5"
Very Vanilla - 2" x 2 1/2"
Stamp the maple leaf image in Soft Succulent as shown and add the veins of the leaf with Evening Evergreen.  Stamp Sentiment from kit with Evening Evergreen.  Layer as shown -- popping up the layers with sentiment on dimensionals.  Add pearls.  That was it - finish inside and envelope as you like.
Let me know if you have any questions and stop back soon to see the next of my alternative projects for this kit.

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To order any of Stampin' Up's products you can go directly to my online store -www.stampingwithmaureen.stampinup.net and click on SHOP NOW.  Please use the Hostess Code below to get full benefits from me - C4KG6QKP*

*NOTE:
 If your personal order is not part of a current party and you are ordering over $150 in merchandise - please do not use this code; as your order without the code will qualify you to earn a minimum of 10% in hostess benefits.   

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If you don't currently have a demonstrator, and would like a catalog or to learn more about Stampin' Up! and our products, please email me at crazystampinglady@gmail.com
Stop back soon for some more creative fun and inspiration.     ~Maureen

Monday, October 4, 2021

October First Monday Challenge - Sketch Challenge

 


It's that time again - time for my October First Monday Challenge - this month is a  Sketch Challenge.

Using the sketch above as your inspiration, make your best card using that inspiration. It does not have to be exact - just similar enough that I can see. Post your cards in the comments on my FB business page under the logo above by Sunday, October 24 for a chance to win a fun prize! Let's get creative and have some fun with this!! You can go to the page HERE then scroll down till you find the link with the logo!

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Once again, thank you for stopping by my blog.   Maybe you got some inspiration for creating something wonderful of your own.  I would love it if you would leave me a comment below and stop back soon. 

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To order any of Stampin' Up's products you can go directly to my online store -www.stampingwithmaureen.stampinup.net and click on SHOP NOW.  Please use the Hostess Code below to get full benefits from me - C4KG6QKP*
*NOTE: If your personal order is not part of a current party and you are ordering over $150 in merchandise - please do not use this code; as your order without the code will qualify you to earn a minimum of 10% in hostess benefits.   

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If you don't currently have a demonstrator, and would like a catalog or to learn more about Stampin' Up! and our products, please email me at crazystampinglady@gmail.com
Stop back soon for some more creative fun and inspiration.     ~Maureen