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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Letterpress Winter Thank You Card

Happy New Year's Eve!  Today is an exciting day for many reasons.
  1. It's time to start thinking about all the changes you want to make this year to make it a successful year.  New Year's Resolutions or a "Want I'd Like To Accomplish" List like I tend to make instead. 
  2. It's time for me to start planning out my crafting year.  I take the time to plan out what I would like to continue to do, change and add for classes, clubs and craft fairs during the upcoming crafting year.
  3. My little girl
  4. A Birthday Celebration...My wonderful daughter turns 6 today!  I have no idea where the time has gone and how she has gotten so big all of a sudden.  She's my "on time" baby since December 31st was her due date and her daddy told her not to be late or she would not ever get an allowance. LOL.  He was just kidding.  But she didn't wait and she graced us with her presence 6 years ago today.
Why is today an exciting day for you?  Are you making New Year's Resolutions?  Rethinking/planning your craft room?  Getting ready to throw or attend a New Year's Eve party?  Or are you ready to craft the day away?  Whatever you have in store for today, the bakers here at Pink Paper Bakery and I hope you have a Wonderful New Year!
Letterpress Winter Thank You notecard
Now onto the reason you stopped by today...my card post.  Today's card is simple and gives quite the "WOW" factor.  I CASeD the idea from our Stampin' Up! demonstrator magazine - Stampin' Success.  This time of year we are always in a rush to prepare for the holidays, clean up after the holidays and get back into the swing of things that "Thank You" sometimes slips past without us noticing.  To make an effort to say "Thank You" for gifts you received or a special time spent with a friend or coworker this holiday season, plan on creating some of these simple "Thank You" cards.
All Is Calm DSP on envelope
I used the Whisper White Note Cards set that Stampin' Up! sells to make it even easier for me to create lots of "Thank You" cards in a short amount of time.  All you need is the Letterpress Winter Photopolymer stamp set, some ink, the All Is Calm Designer Washi Tape, Frosted Sequins or some Rhinestones, and a set of Whisper White Note Cards.
First, stamp the medium snowflake in the middle of your card and all four corners with a lighter color.  Add the flourish frame stamp around the center snowflake.  Then, stamp "Thank You" or whatever greeting you want in the center in a darker color so it stands out.  Add washi tape to the bottom of your notecard and add sequins or rhinestones to your card.  You can also add some DSP to the outside flap on the envelope and then trim it to make the notecard look even more "WOW" when you pass it along to the recipient.

Ingredients
·         Stamps:
o   Letterpress Winter Photopolymer
·         Paper:
o   Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes Set
o   All Is Calm Speciality DSP
·         Ink:
o   Lost Lagoon
o   Pear Pizzazz
o   Soft Sky
·         Tools and Accessories:
o   All Is Calm Designer Washi Tape
o   Frosted Sequins
o   Glue Dots
 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Wrap it up!

Boxes that are made with the Stampin' Up! Gift Box Punch Board

I like to give close friends and neighbors a little gift at the holidays. My favorite part is wrapping them up! This year I made gorgeous boxes quickly, with the box punch. I'm so happy that this is carrying over into the spring Occasions catalog!



Here's what's inside: A jar of conversation starters for the dinner table. The printable is from Dating Divas. I printed out 4 copies of the questions and 8 labels. There were PLENTY of questions to go around for the 8 jars!

These are wide pint jars. They are perfect for a 4x4x4" box -- which takes a 12x12" sheet of cardstock. I used the beautifully thick Under the Tree DSP (which is on the clearance rack right now, if you want to pick some up for next year). 

The Gift Box Punch Board makes boxes easy:
Handmade gift boxes

I used some scrap from smaller boxes and a couple of punches to make matching tags:
Quick gift tags made with Stampin' Up! punches

Then I tied the whole thing up with a giant ribbon bow. Beautiful, right?

Hope you found ways to wrap your holidays in joy, too!

Ingredients

Paper

  • Under the Tree DSP
  • Silver glimmer paper (just a teensy bit, for the star! I used rhinestones on some and glimmer paper on some)

Stamp sets

  • None
Ink

  • None

Accessories: 

  • Gift Box Punch Board
  • Tag Topper Scalloped Punch
  • Tree Punch
  • Itty Bitty Accents Punch 
  • Dimensionals
  • Red ribbon from my stash (I used up all of my gorgeous Cherry Cobbler ribbon before I got to these, but you see another gift in the top picture that uses it)

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Watercolor Winter - Merry Christmas Card

Watercolor Winter Simply Created Kit - Merry Christmas card
In need of some quick and easy holiday or winter cards for upcoming birthdays, anniversaries or just a thinking of you card?  Order the Watercolor Winter Simply Created Kit right now!  It includes everything you need to create 20 beautiful cards, including matching envelopes.  All you have to do is add some ink, use a greeting stamp or two and adhere the pieces to the pre-made card base.  Simple, easy and absolutely beautiful watercolored cards.
Merry Christmas card with matching envelope
Take a look above at what my Club members created this month using this kit.  It was so simple and lots of fun to feel like an artist when watercoloring.  Be sure to order your set now while it's still on sale as the Year End Closeouts for only $9.99 (originally $24.95 which is still a great deal)!
Watercolor Winter Simply Created Kit - item #135869
Ingredients
Stamps:
    o   Four Seasons (retired)
Paper:
    o   Whisper White card stock and banner - pre-cut and embossed for you
    o   Bermuda Bay card stock- pre-cut and scored for your cardbase
    o   Vellum holly leaves and Whisper White letters "Merry" for this card - pre-cut for you; this kit has additional
         letters so you can create your own words/message for you cards
Ink:
    o   Old Olive
    o   Bermuda Bay
Tools and Accessories:
    o   White Sequins - included in kit
    o   Gold Glimmer Paper for holly berries - pre-cut and included in kit
    o   Glue Dots (not included in kit)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Season's Greetings Card

Winter Wonderland Simply Created set - red sled card
Sorry I've been missing from the blog for the past few weeks. I've been sick with a cold then a sinus infection, my kids have been sick and then I pulled a muscle in my back and have been having back spasms for a few days.  To say the least stamping was the last thing I could do.  It was mostly rest, hydrate and rest some more for me.  It's been challenging for me to take a break.  I have a "Type A" personality and always have something that needs to get done.  Guess my body knew that I needed some rest before the upcoming holidays.

To help make the transition back into stamping and paper crafting easier for me, I used the Watercolor Winter Simply Created kit so I wouldn't have to find my creative mojo right away.  This kit is amazing!  It's so much fun to watercolor the sled or some letters to make a word.  It makes you feel like an artist!  And putting it all together to create a beautiful card is so easy.  Stampin' Up! has already die cut everything for you so all you have to do is punch out the gold glimmer paper, the vellum snowflakes or holly leaves, the sled or letters after watercoloring them, and adhere them to your card base.  The best part...your card base and envelope are already printed with fake snow and/or lines for an address.  What could be better than quick and easy cards this time of year?
Sled card with matching envelope
Watercolor Winter Simply Created Kit - item #135869
This kit includes everything you need to create 20 cards and envelopes.  All you need to add is a greeting stamp, ink, adhesive and a very small bit of your time.  If you think these cards could only be for the holidays, think again.  My Club members were creating winter birthday, anniversary, and thinking of you cards with this kit as well.  So order your kit (or two) today and have fun creating some beautiful cards.  Bonus: this kit (Watercolor Winter Simply Created Kit - item #135869) is on sale right now for only $17.49.  A great value for $24.95 but even better with the Year-End Closeout Sale! 



Ingredients
Stamps:
    o   Four Seasons (retired)
Paper:
    o   Bermuda Bay card stock - precut for you
    o   Kraft-like card stock- precut and scored for your cardbase
    o   Vellum snowflake and Whisper White sled - precut for you
Ink:
    o   Cherry Cobbler
    o   Bermuda Bay
Tools and Accessories:
    o   Very Vanilla Baker's Twine - included in kit
    o   White Sequins - included in kit
    o   Gold Glimmer Paper - precut and included in kit
    o   Glue Dots (not included in kit)







Saturday, December 6, 2014

Birthday twofer!

This birthday card would be good for anyone in the office!

There are lots of birthdays in the office this week, so I'm stepping away from holiday cards and inking up a new stamp set. I used the same elements and colors on two different cards, with very different effects.

Shall I sing a song for the Big News set? I also used it earlier this week on a congrats card for someone who was moving to a new job. It's super for quick, simple cards that are completely on-trend. Love it!

The first card is above -- it's a remix of this sketch and includes matting, fussy cutting, and coloring. I chose the DSP to match the recipient's favorite shoes!

Here's the second:
This super CAS card shows off the Stampin' Up! Big News set

Super crisp, super CAS, same colors, no DSP, and inspired by a card in the idea catalog. (They both look a little duller here than in real life -- thank YOU, grey December day.)

Which do you prefer?

Ingredients

Paper

  • Crisp Canteloupe base, 1 1/4" x 4" plus scrap for die cutting
  • Sweet Sorbet DSP cut to 5 1/4" by 4" plus scrap (this paper is on the clearance rack right now. Go get it while you can!!)
  • Pistachio Pudding cut to 3 1/2" by 2 3/4" plus scrap
  • Whisper White cut to 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 plus scrap

Stamp sets

  • Big News
Ink

  • Crisp Canteloupe
  • Pistachio Pudding
  • So Saffron marker

Accessories: 

  • Circles framelits

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