Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Display Stamper Application

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone had a nice long weekend. Ours was spent getting our house ready to have our floors refinished. Which means we need to move ALL of the furniture into the kitchen, laundry room or my son's room; the only rooms in the house not getting refinished. That was so much work and i'm so scared of the thought of moving it all back, haha!! But in between all of that work we did get to have fun and BBQ and go swimming. The kids had so much fun in the pool. This is the first year my daugher is using the puddle jumper so I wasn't sure if she was going to be scared in the pool. Nope, she's a natural, she loves it!!

Oh yeah and in between all of that I also worked on projects for the Display Stamper application. This year there will be an OnStage Event super close to me and Stampin' Up! is looking for display stampers for each event. I figured since I plan on going, I might as well give it a whirl and try out. I was really surprised I was able to get everything done before we had to be out of the house for 3 days!! Yikes! So without further ado, here are my projects! I'm going to keep the descriptions fairly short on these since there are a lot of pictures. But please feel free to contact me with any questions.

First up is my group of cards.

I will show you this card first because it's my favorite! I love how it came out. Isn't that pineapple adorable?? He can be all yours starting tomorrow! The DSP is also new and called Pop of Pink. The tag is punched on a fun new color called Flirty Flamingo. Swoon!

My next card uses elements from this month's Paper Pumpkin kit (the white lattice piece, Happy sticker and birthday stamp). First I water colored the white piece using Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo. Then I used one of the stamps from Gorgeous Grunge in those same colors and randomly stamped it on the front. I also added a candle from the Build a Birthday set which was stamped in Pool Party. I think this is a fun summer color combo.

The last card has more water coloring on it. I used the beautiful flower from Birthday Blooms. I love coloring in this flower. I used the aqua painter and Sweet Sugarplum and Emerald Envy ink to color it in. Aren't these new colors so pretty?!? The background was also water colored with Mint Macaroon ink. Then I added some splotches from Gorgeous Grunge in the mint ink. I finished it off with a couple of pearls and sequins from the February Paper Pumpkin kit. Sequins are so great for adding that last little something to a card!

Then we had to make 2 3-D items.

First, I used the Mini Treat Bag thinlits to make a little gift card holder. When you pull out the white card you can attach a gift card to the back using a glue dot or you can just add it inside the bag. Who wouldn't love to receive a gift card like this?? What do you think about the bow and curled DSP? I saw this fun idea on Stampin' Up!'s instagram page the other day and thought it was such a cute idea. I used more of the Pop of Pink Specialty DSP to make this curled "ribbon".

My second 3-D item using the Baker's Box thinlit with Sweet Sugarplum cardstock. The dotted image is from the Timeless Textures set. I brought out my trusty owl punch to make the cute owl for the box. I envision making little goodies bags for my kids parties using this thinlit. The girls will get the owls and the boys will get a super cute fox (an adorable fox is making an appearance in the new catalog tomorrow!!!).

And last but not least, is my scrapbook page. Of course I had to scrapbook pictures of my kids! :) Again, I used the Pop of Pink DSP for the background. I ran 2 of the butterfly framelits through the big shot to make a stencil (the smallest butterfly is the punch). I used these stencils and texture paste to add a little extra texture :) to the page. I added a bit of Flirty Flamingo ink to the paste to give it the light pink/peach color. After adding the pictures and the little banners, I added the word "Joy" from the Wonderful Wreath framelits. Then finished it off with more sequins and enamel dots.

Phew, that was a long but fun post!!! I hope you guys enjoyed all of these projects. Fingers crossed I get picked for the November event. Even if I don't, I had a blast making these projects.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

May 2016 Paper Pumpkin - Alternative idea

Hello! I am back today with an alternative idea for May's Paper Pumpkin. It was a first for me but I went to work right away on this idea the day I got the kit. Normally my kits sit for a bit before I get to them. I wasn't even super thrilled about this at first but now after seeing it in person, I think it's really cute! Instead of putting the kit together as intended I decided to play around with an alternative idea first. The first pic above shows how the kit should be put together and the rest of the pictures are the alternative ideas. I used the Mini treat bag framelits to make a pocket for the card. I cut apart the white cards that come in the kit so I could just use the white overlay on the orange corrugated paper. I cut everything so it could fit inside the treat bag. I think I should have trimmed it a smidge smaller so that it fit inside the treat bag more smoothly but overall it's fine. Also, I should have stamped the 2 words first and then add the cake stamp since the spacing is a little off. I'll fix all that on the next one I do. :) The actual treat bag uses several stamps from the set include. I put the sentiments and arrow on one block and kept stamping. Then I went back with the arrow and added that to some of the empty spaces that were left. The star and the star border cut outs are also from the mini treat framelits. For the star border I used the glitter tape from SAB. I just put it on a piece of white cardstock and ran that through the big shot. That cute little star epoxy sticker is from the kit. They are adorable! I just love the little accents that the Paper Pumpkin kits come with. Well I hope you liked this alternative ideas from this month's Paper Pumpkin. If you have any questions on how I did anything please let me know. And if you would like to get your own kit every month to make these fun projects, please contact me! I would love to show you all of the fun things you can do with these kits. In the next day or 2, I'll post the fun project from April's kit.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: May 2016 Paper Pumpkin
Ink: Pool Party, Midnight Muse (The kit comes with Night of Navy but I couldn't find my Nigh of Navy paper so I went with Midnight Muse)
Paper: Pool Party, Cut out overlay and Orange corrugated paper - May 2016 Paper Pumpkin
Accessories: May 2016 Paper Pumpkin, Mini Treat Bag Framelit dies, stapler, banner punch