Monday, September 22, 2014

Glittered Greetings Paper Pumpkin Cards

Finally, I had a chance to put together some of my past Paper Pumpkin kits! Today I'm sharing a couple of cards using the March 2014 Glittered Greetings kit.

On some I used the wooden elements, and on others, the striped cardstock and the gold glitter dots.

The Season's Greetings card uses a star and strip of silver glimmer paper, a greeting from the Bright & Beautiful stamp set stamped in Melon Mambo ink, the tree from Scentsational Season stamped in Bermuda Bay and another tree cut with the Holiday Collection Framelits from Winter Frost Designer Series paper and popped up with a Stampin' Dimensional.

The Christmas Bliss sentiment is from the Christmas Bliss photopolymer set (love it!) and is also stamped in Melon Mambo. The gold glimmer dots are from the Paper Pumpkin kit. The stars were cut with the star Framelits (large one is Bermuda Bay, small one is whisper white stamped with Versamark using a stamp from the Work of Art stamp set, then heat embossed with Irridescent Ice embossing powder).

The third Christmas card also used a star framelit, a snowflake stamped in Coastal
Cabana ink and popped up with a Stampin' Dimensional, gold glimmer dots and a sentiment from the Bright & Beautiful stamp set, stamped in Bermuda Bay ink.

For my last two cards, I used the thank you wooden elements from the Paper Pumpkin kits. On one I added some little kraft stars left over from another project, then stamped a design from Work of Art in Melon Mambo - Simple! On the other I used a Summer Starfruit tag left over from the Everyday Occasions cardmaking kit, and the gold glimmer dots and stamp from the Paper Pumpkin kit, inked in Summer Starfruit. To add a different look to the wooden element, I daubed on Bermuda Bay ink with a sponge dauber.

So I hope you're not as far behind on your Paper Pumpkin kits as I am. But if you are,
go ahead and make them into thank you or holiday-themed cards. Use your imagination - I'd love to see what you have created!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Christmas Greetings for the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge - PPA217

Happy Labor day weekend! I love LOOOONNNG weekends, and this weekend is no exception. Having that extra day off from work allows me to do most of the things that 'need' to be done, and still have time to PLAY! I hope you have some time to play this weekend as well.

My grandsons came to visit on Saturday, so it was an extra special weekend. While they were busy playing with some new birthday Lego sets, I pulled out a "few" card-making supplies (the pile of supplies kept growing larger - LOL!)

I had just purchased the 'Happy Holidays' issue of CardMaker magazine too, so I was inspired to start creating some Christmas designs. I really love the colors from the Stampin' Up! Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Smoky Slate & Whisper White), which is sadly retired now.

With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays last year, I didn't have nearly enough time to use it! So what better day to bring it out than PLAY DAY? Here are a couple of cards I created with the Winter Frost color scheme and some pieces from my scrap bin:

Today I decided to continue to play with these colors and incorporate them into a card for the Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge by Nicole Watt. Here is her sketch:
This is the card I created using the Stampin' Up! Christmas Bliss photopolymer stamp set. The trees are stamped in Bermuda Bay and embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder (sparkly, but hard to see in the photo):

I had a lot of fun playing with this sketch! Won't you play along? You have until tomorrow at noon (CST) to link your creation to the challenge. While you're there, be sure to check out all the other great designs.

Happy Stamping!