Clean and simple cards are such a joy to create! A nice white card with a crisp design makes me so happy! The sweet set LIVE,LOVE,GROW is so perfect for this style of card making.
See what I mean, a bright crisp card is good stuff! I found my inspiration from sketch challenge FMS249 at Freshly Made Sketches. This was such a fun sketch to work with, you can really use your imagination with this one!
It all started with SERENE SCENERY Designer Paper Stack. I used the design that looks like wood flooring as my background strip. The sentiment embossed in white on black really pops against this lighter color of DSP. The embossed words were created with the awesome new set LABELER ALPHABET. I love that there are two styles of alphabet to work with. I was able to lay out the letters and stamp it all at once, super easy!
That’s it for me today! Give this crisp clean look a try, I know you’ll love it!
I’m back with another shaker, I thought today’s hop would be perfect for this snowy scene.
Isn’t this wonderful! I bought a bag full of little snow beads last year and have a ton left to use, so here we go! The perfect stamp set for this type of card, WONDERLAND.
Here’s a close up of the shaker. I stamped the trees in Night of Navy then added silver stars and the snow beads. To dress up the shaker, I gave it a silver glimmer frame.
For a bit more silver and to continue with the snow theme, I added Winter Wonderland Vellum over Whisper White. This softness allows the bold silver embossed sentiment to really stand out. I am so pleased with the silver snowscape, what do you think?
PAPER: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer, Winter Wonderland Vellum
We are gearing up for the November Mini Session so here’s a little teaser!
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Now it’s time to check out what the rest of the Design Team has for us today, I know it will all be amazing! Click previous to visit the very talented Mary Brown and Next to see the very talented Debbie Henderson.
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I have the last two cards to share made with the October My Paper Pumpkin kit. I’ve had SO MUCH FUN with this kit and can’t wait to see what November’s looks like! The first card is a thank you card that features the EXPRESSIONS NATURAL ELEMENTS.
I love these natural element embellishments, they add great dimension to cards and projects. I used mostly the kit for this card, keeping the stamping in the background on the neutral side.
The second card is yet another anniversary card, less floral and more woodsy.
I am really loving Mossy Meadow right now, it worked beautifully with the dijon banner. I used a retired sentiment again, but I love how it fit neatly in the banner and the script is pretty!
So that’s it for the October kit from me this month. I am SUPER looking forward to November’s kit to see what we get! To see the past cards made with the October kit, just click on the links below.
There are two beautiful sets of vellum in the catalog, one of which is WINTER WONDERLAND. It has black, gold and silver tones and is perfect for Christmas and winter cards. But, I wanted to make a fall card with this lovely vellum and it worked beautifully!
Isn’t this really rich looking! Gold is a perfect match with the Soft Suede card base.
Did you notice that there’s no stamping!! This card is all about the Big Shot so it came together easily.
I love the simplicity of the design, so many options for your cards!!
Once my card base was embossed, all I had to do was add a couple layers of vellum plus gold glimmer paper. With all the gold, I needed a bolder greeting that would stand out. “Grateful” die cut in Early Espresso did the job quite well. It was bold enough to stand out, but it still was cohesive.
This would be a lovely card in Christmas colors, you could make a bunch to mail out quite easily. Check back tomorrow for the last of the October My Paper Pumpkin cards that I made. Sorry I didn’t get to share them last week as planned, life kinda took over! See you tomorrow!
I’m back today with a couple more ideas for the October My Paper Pumpkin kit. As with the other cards, I have used bits and pieces of the kit combined with other products.
This is one design with slight differences.
This is the first one I did. I kept the card base simple, just embossed large polka dots on Sahara Sand. The floral paper from the kit really stands out against this soft color.
The sentiment is retired (Good Greetings), but I used it since it worked perfectly for my idea. I love the banners from the kit and thought these two greetings with a heart in between would be sweet for an anniversary card. In fact, it’s the card I’m giving my husband for our 14 year anniversary on Sunday.
For the second card, I used different colors but the same design. The Pool Party card base looks so pretty with the Sahara Sand. I used the same sentiments but changed up the color of the banner. I think both are beautiful, which is your favorite?? Curious about the supplies I used, just check the list below!
To look back at the other ideas for the October My Paper Pumpkin, click HERE and HERE. I still have two more designs with this kit to share with you at the end of the week plus plenty of other cards as well so check back!
Have you dived into your October My Paper Pumpkin yet?? I have! I’ve gotten creative with the kit and have come up with quite a few cards to share.
Isn’t this super pretty! I absolutely LOVE the colors of this card! I used several components of the kit and then added in several outside elements.
It all started with the square piece in the kit that has leaves on it. I took it to the Big Shot and die cut a circle from the center which I saved and used on another card. I cut the 3 x 3 card base from the kit in half to use underneath. Adding in the sentiment and flowers brought the whole thing to life!
I added in one more element from the MPP kit, the polka dot matting under the floral element is one half of the mid sized card base. I just added in embossing to give some dimension then put it all on a Pool Party card base.
I was so inspired by the pretty colors that I stamped up the inside too! I bet you want to know the colors I used……Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party and Old Olive.
If you haven’t given My Paper Pumpkin a try, you should! This kit has been so much fun to use. I created 7 unique cards this weekend, most of them in just one afternoon! I’ll be sharing more over the next week or so to give you more ideas. Here’s the first card I shared last week if you’d like to check it out. I’ve also listed the products below if you’d like to give this particular design a try!
Isn’t this gorgeous! The design is simple so the leaves can take center stage. I did one in gold glimmer paper and the second in the retired champagne glimmer paper. Before I show you a close up of the leaves, I want to show you the sketch I used for today. It’s the challenge from Try Stampin’ -or not- on Tuesday.
I turned my card from landscape to portrait and I was a little liberal with the designs in the center. I used the two leaves and a sentiment. In fact, this card is all about the Big Shot, I didn’t do any stamping!
Each leaf is popped up with dimensionals on the woodgrain embossed cardstock (Sahara Sand). The sentiment die cut from Seasonal Frames Thinlits is done in Early Espresso to stand out from all the glimmer.
Lastly, I added in a couple of sequins to complete the design. This card was quick and easy, but still has a lot of sparkle and wow!
I hope you’ll take a few minutes and the join the challenge with me! You can find all the details plus more beautiful samples from the Design Team at Try Stampin’ -or not- on Tuesday.