Paper Pumpkin Accordian Card

Well, they’ve done it again!  My Paper Pumpkin has come up with the cutest idea this month!!  An Accordion Fold Card!IMG_8184Isn’t this so cute?!!  Notice the yellow stamp under the H… that’s me putting my photopolymer stamp on upside down!  Sadly, this isn’t the first time I’ve done that.  I still like it!IMG_8182They even have boxes to go with the cards! (8 cards & boxes included!)

IMG_8179I added this flower stamp from the Hostess Set called Bloom With Hope then colored it using Blendabilities.

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Here’s another idea to change up the Paper Pumpkin Card this month:

IMG_8186This month we’re getting together at Marylou’s office in Kahului around 5pm on Thursday, Feb. 26.  Stop in if you want to share in the fun!  I’ll have some extras you can make!

 

 

 

Starburst Technique

After playing around with this technique, I think I’ve finally got it!IMG_6302

This uses some retired DSP and ribbon that I LOVE!!  The stamp set is current, and really cute!  It’s called A Dozen Thoughts. Order it here!

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Leave me a comment if you’d like the tutorial.

IMG_6301Here’s a card using current DSP (Flowerpot DSP) and retired sentiment (Curly Cute).Order Flower Pot DSP!

I’m having an OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY to get rid of my retired stamps!!  Come over & help me clear out my stamp room (to make room for new!)

Sunday, August 31, from 1-3pm

1194 W. Kuiaha Road, Haiku

(808) 283-1643

Big Sale, New Holiday Catalog, Door Prizes every 1/2 hour, Make ‘n Take, Fun, Food, & Friends!  Hope to see you there!

Hurricane Stampin'

Well…it all started with our club swaps last month.  Marylou made this beautiful card using the Starburst Technique, that I’d wanted to try but hadn’t gotten around to.

IMG_6196So this morning I dug through my tutorials and came up with a couple of cards.

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I’ll be the first to admit this is a strange mixture of colors!  But I like to step out of my comfort zone once in a while & I think it’s happy & it works!  This was one of the free “Prize Patrol” items I won at convention:  Flowerpot DSP!

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  • Stamp Sets:  Trust God, Bordering Blooms
  • Colors:  Whisper White (5 1/4 X 4), Pink Pirouette (5 3/8 X 4 1/8)
  • Accessories:  Flowerpot DSP, Starburst Framelits, Decorative Label Punch, 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon, Sponge Daubers

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Now, this one I really like!!  I’d like to say that I meant to make the bottom crooked, but well, I was stampin’ in a hurricane.  That’s my excuse!  That’s another wonderful thing about my “hobby”… you can totally stamp, cut, & glue without electricity!!  IMG_6213The flower is made by punching 3 flowers with my Pansy Punch, making 5 cuts down the middle of the petals, sticking a brad with a candy dot in the middle, then scrunching it up a little.

We’ll be making this card at club this weekend…assuming we have club!  It’s all depending on these 2 hurricanes…I’ll keep you all posted.

Gotta hurry & post this before the lights shut off again!

Thirsty, anyone?

IMG_6181This water bottle with iced tea is the perfect way to say I’m thankful for you…maybe for a teacher, a bus driver, your favorite UPS driver!- think of all the people come in contact with every day!

IMG_6182Here’s the directions for this cute project:

  • For band around water bottle, cut DSP (I used Flowerpot DSP) 2 X 8 & use sticky strip to adhere to bottle.
  • Cut Hello Honey CS 2 1/2 X 8 1/2 & score at 2 1/2 & 6.
  • Punch hole in top, then decorate with Lost Lagoon cut out with #2 Starburst Framelit.  Tip:  Punch the circle out first so that you can see where to line up the framelit.
  • Fold bottom pocket up & use Sticky Strip to close the sides.
  • Stamp bottle image from Cycle Celebration to stamp bottle.  I did some fussy cutting, but you could also use markers to color the stamp.  I know how cranky some of you get with fussy cutting!!
  • Cut out using #2 Banners Framelits.
  • Staple (yes, that’s our cute new stapler!!) ribbon onto side of banner (Lost Lagoon 3/8″ Stretched Satin Ribbon)
  • IMG_6183Found the idea here for this cute bottle!  Hope you’re inspired to make some of these & pass them around!