Seasonally Scattered Thanks

Seasonally Scattered Thanks

Here is a Fall Thank You card with a fun little technique that is perfect for the Seasonally Scattered stamp set.

Scattered-thanksTo create the stamped image ink the stamp with the Crushed Curry ink. Then use a sponge dauber and the Pumpkin Pie ink to add color directly around the word.  This leaves you with the outer edges of the stamped image in the Crushed Curry color and the words in the darker Pumpkin Pie color.  You could try different combinations of colors to get a different effect.  Then cut the image out with the Oval framelit dies to add to the front of the card.

The card base is Crumb Cake with an additional layer of Crumb Cake that has been embossed with the Wood Grain Embossing Folder.  Adding Baker’s Twine, the branch underneath and the gold button finish off the card.

Here is a full supply list for you with links to my online store.

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Thanks for stopping in today.  Have you tried this technique?  It was one that they showed us at convention.

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More on Alaska – Talkeetna & Anchorage

Now for some more about our Alaska trip.  Day 3 started with the helicopter ride to the glacier that I wrote about last time.  Afterwards we went back into the little town near Denali park to meet up with our bus and the rest of the group in our tour.  They actually had to rearrange the schedule for the day so that we could take the helicopter excursion – we left later than planned due to the weather in the morning.  I’m glad they didn’t leave our little group behind.

We got a quick bite of lunch and then the bus took us to the town of Talkeetna.  The town is very small and the buses can’t drive through it so they stop at the edge where the train stops and let everyone out.  Then you walk into town.

2014 08 27 104Three rivers meet in Talkeetna – the Susitna, Chulitna and Talkeetna.  People come to the town in the summer for fishing, rafting and as a base camp for expeditions on Mt. McKinley.

2014 08 27 106The tiny town doesn’t have a real mayor but they do have an honorary mayor – its a cat named Stubbs.  We didn’t actually get to see him – but I did look in the general store where he is supposed to be.  I found this picture of him though.

Mayor_StubbsWe walked around town – luckily the rain stopped for us.  Strolled through some of the shops and the bakery and made a stop in the Brewery – Greg got some Raspberry Wheat beer and I got Salmon dip.

breweryOur group boarded the bus and drove to Anchorage where we stayed the night.  Since the skies were clearing we were able to see the Chugach Mountains.

2014 08 27 110Along the highway they have signs for how many moose have been killed on the highway. Over 100 moose each year are killed by cars.  Anchorage is the most populous city in Alaska and has about 40% of the states’ population.

Greg and I took a walk down to the park at Cook’s inlet.

2014 08 27 1202014 08 27 118We also found this statue of a whale while we were walking through the city.

2014 08 27 121I’ll have more later about the rest of our trip.

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Fall Birthdays

Fall Birthdays

Not sure about you but I seem to have a lot of Fall birthdays in my family.  And let’s just say that even though I make tons of cards I’m not very good at actually getting them in the mail to people.  Bad me.  I was doing a pretty good job of leaving digital birthday cards on friend and family Facebook pages as they pop up every day.  But then I took that trip to Alaska and while I was gone and since I’ve been back I haven’t really been doing that either.  Bad me.  So I owe a lot of people birthday wishes.  Now to come up with a plan to tackle this problem.  What do you do to keep up with birthdays and do you send cards out to everyone – or just to family?

So speaking of Fall birthdays I do have a nice card that would work for anyone – and it’s a good masculine card or teen card which can be hard to create at times.

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A couple of tips for this card.

  • Cut the circle in the Designer Series Paper
  • Turn the paper upside down and lay it on the Very Vanilla card stock and stamp the greeting – this way you won’t accidentally stamp on the front of the designer paper when you position the words inside.  And if you don’t like your first try – turn the Vanilla card stock over and try it again.
  • Attach the Designer Paper right side up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Use one of the frame wooden pieces and tie it on with the linen thread.

Here are the products I used to create this card:

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fall-birthday2Thanks for stopping by today. Let me know your system for birthday cards and actually getting them sent out.  One idea for everyone else is to attend my Card Maker’s Class each month.  You can make the cards you need for the upcoming month.  Now I just need to figure out actually getting them out in the mail.

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Eat, Drink & Be Scary

Eat, Drink & Be Scary

Can you believe Halloween is almost here?  Are you planning a party or just need a fun card to send out – try using the Holiday Invitation stamp set.  It’s perfect for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year and other celebrations.  I paired it with the Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper and the new Tangerine Two-Tone Trim to make this fun Halloween card.

Eat-drink-scaryHere is what I used for this card:

  • Basic Black card stock
  • Bermuda Bay card stock
  • Tangerine Tango card stock
  • Whisper White card stock (that’s on the inside of the card so you can write on it)
  • Angled Tag Topper Punch
  • White & Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim
  • Motley Monsters Designer Series paper
  • Holiday Invitation stamp set
  • Black Memento Ink
  • Clear Blocks

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Another Paper Pumpkin Idea for the September Boo Kit

Another Paper Pumpkin Idea for the September Boo Kit

I actually wrote a post a couple of days ago for my blog – and for some reason it has disappeared.  Sigh.  Weird things happening perhaps it’s time for a new laptop.  So instead of that post here is a different one – I’ll have to recreate the missing one.

I saw a cute card on Tessa Wise’s blog and decided to recreate it using all Stampin’ Up! products including the September Paper Pumpkin kit.  It was the Halloween Boo kit with some great stamps for cards as well as the tags in the box.

PP-Sept-extraHere are some details on the card:

  • Card base is Sahara Sand – the front is embossed with the large polka dots Embossing Folder and stamped with the small splatter dots from Gorgeous Grunge stamp set
  • I layered on some pieces from the Motely Crew Designer Series Paper.  Largest piece has rounded corners.  The small strip is flagged at one end.
  • Stamp the Happy Halloween from the Paper Pumpkin kit on the larger strip and some of the bats on the largest piece.
  • I cut a ghost shape out using the Fall Fest framelits – stamped on eyes and mouth and sponged the edges all with Sahara Sand ink.  Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Tie some Bermuda Bay Bakers Twine around the largest designer paper piece.

I hope you like it.  Here is another view.

pp-Sept-extra2Thanks for stopping by.  Remember the 10th of the month – October 10th – is the last day to join Paper Pumpkin and get the October Kit or to make changes to your account to apply for October.  October Paper Pumpkin Kits get processed after the 10th.    CLICK HERE to start your Paper Pumpkin Subscription today.

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Hamburger & Fries anyone?

Hamburger & Fries anyone?

hamburger-fry-setHow cute are these two?  A matching hamburger box and fry box.  These are two of the new Big Shot dies that came out in this year’s Stampin’ Up! annual catalog.   Kimberly Van Diepen has such pretty creations and these were inspired by a bright and cheery hamburger box project that she made.

hamburger-greenThe hamburger box is made from Kraft card stock.  The Designer Paper is the Gold Soiree Specialty pack.  The stamp set is the Amazing Birthday stamp set.  Some Natural Ribbon and Gold Baker’s Twine tie everything together.

fry-greenThe matching French Fry box also has Gold Sequin trim and Calypso Coral Seam Binding.  All the banners are cut with the Banner Framelits.  This cute set makes full use of the Big Shot.  Fill these beauties with something fun and give to someone special.  Or display in your craft room or special place in your home.

Enjoy your day!

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Alaska Day 3 – videos from the Helicopter flight and Glacier landing

I have uploaded two videos from our helicopter flight to the glacier.

The first is after we landed on the glacier.  I walked out away from everyone and tried to do a 360 degree turn all the way around to show where we were.  The pilot is speaking in the background to the rest of the group.

The second video is when we take off from the glacier and then fly back out through the mountains.

I’ll be back with more about Alaska and also some stamping projects coming soon too!

Thanks for checking in with me.

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