A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop

Did you receive your April Paper Pumpkin kit?

17358674_1848753642049176_4077962007274137374_o

It’s full of product and Sara created some fun watercolor cards for everyone to make following the directions in the kit and her video. But for today’s post I’m joining in with a group of talented demonstrators who have created some other ideas using items from this kit.  One of the wonderful things about the Paper Pumpkin community are all the different ideas that everyone comes up with.   So join us today as we bring you some more ideas for this month’s A Sara Thing Paper Pumpkin kit.

18033233_10209661882799536_5639792754841057266_n

If you aren’t a Paper Pumpkin subscriber you can sign up HERE. Sign up by May 10 to receive the May kit.

I made two different cards.  For this first card I wanted to try doing something “different” with the acrylic flowers.  I used a piece of watercolor paper (you can use a piece from the kit) and a spritzer filled with some water and Rich Razzleberry reinker.  I took some paper towels and placed the watercolor paper down and placed the flowers on top (I put the glittery side face down).  Then spritzed over the top.

pp-flower-step-1

Then carefully remove the flowers.  Since they are acrylic just wipe them off to clean them.

pp-flower-step-2

My first photo I spritzed a lot and decided it was too much so this second one was a little bit less.  Once it dried I used the watercolor pencil from my kit and added some color to each flower.

pp-flower-step-3

Then use the paint brush dipped in some water to smooth it out throughout the petals.  Repeat for each flower.

pp-flower-step-4

I added some Basic Black Baker’s Twine around this piece before adding it to the front of my card.  You can use the base from the kit or create your own.  And be sure to add a Whisper White liner on the inside of the card.  The greeting is stamped on a Whisper White banner piece. And finish with one of the acrylic flowers.

pp-flower-card

I hope you like this different twist on how to use those flowers.

I made another quick card with some additional supplies using the technique from the kit – I just create a rainbow on my watercolor piece using the watercolor pencils, the paint brush and water.

pp-alt-card

The card base is Rich Razzleberry.  I also used the Owl Builder punch to punch out some tiny hearts which I colored with the watercolor pencil and blended with the brush.  Finish with some stamping.  Sweet and easy.

If you live local to me join me for some stamping this week – Wednesday 4/26 – Paper Pumpkin Craft night and Friday 4/28 – Card Makers Class.  You can find details and RSVP on my website HERE.

Be sure to hop along and see the rest of the ideas. Next up is my friend Sue Plote – check out her creative ideas.

And here is the full list of blog hoppers:

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY: To be entered into a drawing for a FREE “A Sara Thing” Paper Pumpkin Kit, you must leave a comment on EVERY blog. Drawing closes on Saturday, April 29th at 9 PM EST. The winner will be announced on Monday, May 1, 2017.

Thanks for visiting.

monika-signature-018

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Autism Awareness Blog Hop

17630185_10210911047791123_1542576851227400655_n

I’m participating today in a Blog Hop for Autism Awareness.  Our challenge is to create a card using the Autism colors of Red, Blue and Yellow.  Every person participating in this blog hop will be sharing with you a project as well as a fact about Autism.  And if you are able please donate to the “Stamped with Love Team” to raise money for the Autism Speaks organization.  Autism Speaks is an autism advocacy organization in the United States that sponsors autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities aimed at families, governments, and the public.

You can donate at the link here.

Autism Fact: As early as infancy, a baby can begin to show the three hallmark features of autism: communication challenges, impaired social interactions, and repetitive behavior.

Now on to my project.  I used a brand new stamp set that will be coming out in the 2017-2018 Annual catalog that starts on June 1st.  It is called Ribbon of Courage.

autism-card

I stamped the floral ribbon in Basic Black ink and then colored it in with my Stampin’ Write Markers.  I used Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point and Marina Mist.

The back ground is made from the Stitched Shapes Framelits – I cut squares in each of the colors and cut them to fit together and create the background on my card.

The words are from the Me = Grateful stamp set which is on the retiring list.

autism-card-2

Be sure to hop along to the rest of the members of the Autism Awareness Blog Hop, see their creations and learn more facts about Autism.

Blog Hop #3 April 22nd 7am EST

1- Kimberly Van Diepen

2- Kylie Bertucci

3- Lee Conrey

4- Rachel Bronson Yukanin

5- Heather Wright Porto

6- Susan Best

7- Louise Sharp

8- Candy Rattray

9- Maureen Rauchfuss

10- Tammy Fite

11- Billie Moan

12- Monika Davis

 Thanks for stopping by and learning about Autism.

monika-signature-018

Save

Love & Affection

For this card I’ve combined several products from the retiring list.  I hate to waste pieces of the specialty designer paper like this one from Affectionately Yours collection with copper embossed elements on it.

affectionately-yours-mother.jpg

To maximize a piece of 12×12 paper I often cut it into 3×4″ pieces and use that on a card front.  I stamped on the background piece with the flowers in the stamp set – it’s Watermelon Wonder ink on Watermelon Wonder card stock.  Then add the piece of Designer series paper to the front.

I used the Crazy About You stamp set to stamp the Mother’s Day sentiment on a strips of Whisper White card stock.  Then added that along the front of the card.  Finish with a die cut of Copper Foil using the Hello You Thinlits.

Be sure to order these products before they all sell out:

  • Love & Affection stamp set pg. 45
  • Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper pg. 172 SOLD OUT
  • Crazy About You stamp set pg. 70
  • Hello You Thinlits pg. 192
  • Watermelon Wonder card stock & ink pg. 169

SHOP HEREshopping cart

Here is the full retired list – Retiring_List_US

Thanks for stopping by today!

monika-signature-018

 

The Easter Bunny is coming

Easter is quickly approaching and this will be the first one where I won’t have any of my three boys here with us.  No nieces or nephew around either.  No little kids.  It’s going to be a grown up Easter lunch.  I’m also not hosting this year – we will be going to Greg’s cousin’s on Sunday instead.  So even though I didn’t need any invitations or treats for Easter baskets I did create a few Easter things this year.  I previously shared the little box with the chocolate carrot – now here is a bunny card.  I actually made two version using slightly different colors.

easter-bunny-2

This is the second one I made using Pumpkin Pie card stock and Peekaboo Peach ribbon.  It matched the little box.

Easter-Bunny-card

This was actually the first one I created and it uses So Saffron for his hat and a Mint Macaron bow.

Here are some tips for these cards:

  • The base is Thick Whisper White card stock cut to 3″ wide.
  • Stamp with the Hardwood background stamp using Sahara Sand ink – but stamp off once on your grid paper so that it’s really light.
  • The hat is a 3″ square also stamped with the Hardwood stamp and glued to the top of the card.
  • The brim of the hat is a 4-1/4″ strip, stamped and put on with dimensionals.  This makes your card 4-1/4″ wide and still fits in a medium sized envelope.
  • I used the Basket Bunch stamp set to stamp his whiskers – its the flower stem – i just inked half of it and stamped three time on each side of a hand drawn mouth
  • Eyes are from the Basket Builder Framelit dies – it’s the small leaf die.
  • Nose is the tip of the Medium star punch.
  • Ears are from the Basket Builder Framelit dies – it’s the long leaf die.  And then hand drew with a marker for the inside of the ears.
  • Add a bow with a glue dot.

A fun card that goes along with some of the other “pallet” cards I’ve made in the past.

The retiring list is now out – be sure to shop online for your favorites – including this Basket Bunch set and dies – they are retiring!!  SHOP NOW.

Happy Easter!

Monika Davis

monika-signature-018

Save

Sale-A-Bration & In-Colors

Sale-A-Bration Ends March 31st!

The final day of Sale-A-Bration is Friday, March 31st.

You can earn a free Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 in product that you order.  Join my team and get your starter kit for $99 plus 2 free stamp sets (that’s an added value of up to $104).  It’s the best deal around.

Here are the items that are still available as your Free choice (at the time I’m writing this – but they could sell out at any time).

And don’t forget my birthday special!  I’m going to offer a little special for March – order $50 in products in my online store – use the hostess code EY7BCJ9M when you check out and I will send you 5 hand-stamped cards.

2015-2017 In-Colors are Retiring!

Protect your investment!
These In-Colors are retiring –
be sure you have an ink refill, card stock, and any embellishments that you want before they sell out!  They traditionally sell out fast in early April – order now!

Happy Stamping!
Monika Davis

monika-signature-018

Basket Bunch Carrot Box Video

Basket Bunch Carrot Box Video

Hello!  I created this cute project for Easter and decided to make a video to show how I made it.  It’s not perfect – in fact I didn’t do any editing on the video at all – so sorry about the little outburst from the dogs in the middle.  Hopefully I explained it enough so that it makes sense to everyone.  Below I’ll include a list of the supplies that I used.

I had this project in my mind because of the little carrot in the Basket Bunch stamp set.  Every Easter I buy these little chocolate carrots and wanted to make something combining them with the stamp set.  I almost got upset when I couldn’t find the chocolate carrots at the store – I though oh no I finally have an idea and they have stopped making them!  But I found them at my grocery store and when I went back yesterday they had even more than the first time I went.  Anyway here is my little project –

carrot-box

I used part of the packaging that the candy comes in – it holds the carrot inside my little box.  I explain that in the video but here are a few photos too.

Here is the video for you – I hope you’ll take a look and let me know what you think.

Supply List:

  • Basket Bunch stamp set & die Bundle #144731
  • Cucumber Crush card stock #138335
  • Whisper White card stock #100730
  • Tear & Tape #138995
  • Big Shot #143263
  • Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon #141427
  • In Color Stampin’ Write Markers 2015-2017 set #138333 and 2016-2018 set #141393
  • Brights Stampin’ Write Markers #131259
  • Stampin’ Trimmer #126889

For the Markers I used Cucumber Crush, Flirty Flamingo and Pumpkin Pie.

Products are available to order in my online store: SHOP HERE

Thanks for stopping by!

monika-signature-018

Tasty Trucks Sale-A-Bration

Do you like the cute little Tasty Trucks stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration brochure?  It’s quite cute!  Here in the town I live in we have a place called Truck & Tap.  It’s in downtown Woodstock in one of the old buildings – well the tap part is – the bar and the tables.  In the back of the building is a parking spot for a food truck.  Every day a different food truck pulls in and serves the food for that day.  It has become quite popular.  Often on Saturdays they have lobster truck come in – that’s the one we like!  But this little stamp set doesn’t have any lobsters – I may need to get some from another set and make a lobster truck!

So on to my card today – my truck is a hotdog truck!

These are the parts that I started with –

parts-photo

  • Dapper Denim card stock base.
  • Dapper Denim embossed layer – I used the Sparkle embossing folder
  • Whisper White piece
  • Tangerine Tango piece

And I used the Tasty Trucks stamp set and created this

tasty-truck

Since you can only get the Tasty Trucks as a free item when you spend $50 here is your $50 shopping list of items for this project:

  • Banner Triple Punch #138292 $23
  • Sparkle Embossing Folder #141468 $7.50
  • InColor Markers 2016-2018 #141393 $15
  • Archival Black Stamp pad #140931 $7

I also used markers from the neutrals and brights.  Alternately you could use an Aqua-painter and your ink pads to color the truck.

The truck set comes with hot dogs, tacos, cup cakes, ice cream and pancakes.  It would be a fun element on a scrapbook page.  I wonder when we will start hearing the ice cream truck in our neighborhood.

Have a great day stamping!

Remember Sale-A-Bration lasts through March 31st.  Place your order here.

monika-signature-018