Pa I'm in the midst of a big home improvement project right now, which didn't leave me a lot of time to be creative for this week's Crafty Saturday Facebook Live. No worries, Paper Pumpkin came to my rescue!
October's Paper Pumpkin has such pretty fall colors! And it's so on trend right now, too! Just yesterday, I saw tons of DIY decorating ideas with feathers!
If you're new to Paper Pumpkin, it's monthly kit that's delivered right to your door. In addition to a full tutorial and video, each moth you receive a unique stamp set, ink spot (mini ink pad) and all the supplies you need to create fun and cute paper crafting projects. Plus, if it's you first month, you also receive a free clear stamping block, that you can use with subsequent kits as well.
My favorite kits of the year are the holiday kits. Look at this pretty box! I can't wait to see what's inside it. If you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by November 10, you'll receive this cute box and all the goodies inside it. Just in time for something fun to do at Thanksgiving. Imagine having a few of those around for people to work on while they wait for the turkey to finish cooking? Or put a few out on the kids table for something to do after dinner.
Paper Pumpkin...there's something for everyone inside!
I've partnered with my talented and good friend Heather Tyman from The Faithful Stamper to bring you TWO awesome online classes! Choose one or both and get a free tutorial! Each class includes the paper and embellishments you need, and you can add on the Signs of Santa bundle if you choose! Join the fun with us! CLICK the photo to learn more!
As we wrap up this week's series with the Making Christmas Bright Bundle, I want to tell you of my struggle this week. See, there were two days this week where I went to my ribbon rack in search for matching ribbon only to come up empty handed. Once was on my Halloween Card yesterday, and the other was my #CaseingTuesday169 card.
Undeterred, I grabbed a spool of Whisper White 1/8" Sheer Ribbon and my Blends, and made my own ribbon in Cherry Cobbler and Pumpkin Pie. Simple cut of the length you need, and swipe your Blend marker across it. Make sure you have some scratch paper underneath it! Let it dry a few seconds, and you're on your way to personalizing your projects with your own designer ribbon.
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Real Red, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Smokey Slate, 5" x 3 3/4", Embossed with the Corrugated Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Layer 3: Neutral's Designer Series Paper, Smokey Slate, 2 1/4" x 3 3/4"
Layer 4: Real Red Sunburst Punch
Layer 5: Whisper White 2" Circle Punch
Layer 6: Whisper White 2 3/4" x 1"
I love a good Sketch Challenge! And this one from Inspire. Create. is great. Clean, simple lines, without too many layers is perfect for both new and experience stampers.
Knowing my Product of the Week is the Making Christmas Bright Bundle, I lost no time making not one, but TWO cards for this challenge: one for Christmas, and one for Halloween!
Which one do you like best? Leave me a comment below and I'll send one lucky person the card of their choice.
Have you enjoyed this week's cards using the Making Christmas Bright Bundle?
Did you know there's a Making Christmas Bright Cards Supply Set? Stampin' Up! has taken all the guess work out when it comes to ordering. The Making Christmas Bright Cards Supply Set comes with everything you need to create picture perfect cards. Look what all is included!
If you used the Whisper White Thick Cardstock for your bases, you could get 48 full sized cards from this Supply Set. That's AMAZING!
The Making Christmas Bright Cards Supply Set is $72. If you order this anytime from my store, I will send you the 4-card tutorial from my Making Christmas Bright Sweet & Simple Class absolutely free as a thank you gift.
Base: Call me Clover, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Basic Black, 1 3/8" x 3 3/4"
Layer 4: Whisper White, 1 1/4" x 3 3/4
The 2nd Sunday of every month is a fun and busy day. It starts with my Sweet & Simple Class at 2 pm and at 5:30 I have my monthly Stamping Bee Team Meeting. Because we meet at dinner time, we share a meal - this week we had a chicken Cesar salad, fresh pineapple, potato rolls, and homemade apple cake that Susan's aunt made for us - talk about stamping, and make some projects. Sometimes we make cards, and sometimes it's other paper crafting projects. This month, we made treat holders and little gifty type things to either sell at craft fairs, or give at the holidays. So much fun!
The best part of the Stamping Bee Team Meeting is our monthly card swap. Everyone brings multiple copies of a single card they made, and we 'swap'. It's fun to see all the creativity in this very talented group of ladies! Since my Sweet & Simple Class focused on the Making Christmas Bright Bundle, I decided to stick with my theme. I love the bright primary colors, don't you?
There two other outstanding cards this month. Being the team leader, I can honestly say that I love watching the creative growth both of these ladies have shown. After all, isn't that what being a leader is all about? Encouraging others to reach their full potential? I think these ladies are well on their way!
Speaking of the Stamping Bee Team...Have You Heard the News?
I've teamed up with my friend and fellow Stamping Bee, Heather Tyman, to bring you an amazing ONLINE Class To Go! Heather lives in California, so you get classes from both coasts. Hop over to my Santa's Workshop Event and check it out. Registration closes 11/1, and you'll receive everything you need to craft cute cards, gift card holders, plus home decor right in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.
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It's CASE-ing Tuesday! And have I got a holly jolly card for you today. I know when you see you're going to say, "But Michelle, I thought this week's Product of the Week was the Making Christmas Bright Bundle? What is this?" You're absolutely right, but if you look closely, you'll see I did use the Making Christmas Bright Bundle. Can you see it?
If you were at my Sweet & Simple Class on Sunday, or if you got it "To Go", you'll know that the wreath of stars is a stamp on from the Making Christmas Bright Bundle. It was an instant favorite, too. Everyone who stamped it said, "Oh, that's adorable" and "Oh how cute." It was like watching fireworks where everyone exclaims, "Ooooh!" and "Ahhh!" You just can't help yourself.
The rest of my card also uses the Festive Farmhouse Suite, as well as the host set, Warm Hearted.
Want to play along with the CASE-ing Tuesday group?
Makeover the card (pictured above). You can change a lot, a little or make the card just as it is in the catalog. Then post it to the Facebook thread. We can’t wait to see your cards. You can use the following hashtag if you post your card elsewhere on Facebook #CASEingtuesday169
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Base: Crumb Cake, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Crumb Cake, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8", embossed with the Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Layer 2: 5/8" Striped Burlap Trim, 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Very Vanilla Solid Baker's Twine, 12"
Layer 4: Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper, 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Layer 5: Granny Apple Green, 2" Circle Punch
Layer 6: Cherry Cobbler, 1/2" x 4", cut in half.
Layer 7: Very Vanilla, 1" x 2 1/4"
Layer 8: Whisper White, 1/8" Sheer Ribbon, colored with Dark Cherry Cobbler Blends Marker
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