Friday, September 15, 2017

Merry Cafe Hello Fall Card - September Card Club


Happy Friday everyone!  Here is one of the Card Club projects we are making this month featuring the Merry Cafe Stamp Set in the Holiday Catalog.  It is absolutely gorgeous!!! 

I paired it up with the new Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.  This DSP pack is so pretty and I had a hard time selecting which patterns to use:-) 

This layout is great to mix and match different patterns of paper.  I'm not sure which pattern I like the most:)  How about you? 

Paper Measurements:

Tangerine Tango Card Stock (card base) - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
Very Vanilla Card Stock - 4" x 5-1/4"
DSP Pattern 1 (green leaves) - 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" (1 piece)
DSP Pattern 2 (pumpkins/multi-color squares) - 2" x 2" (2 pieces)
DSP Pattern 3 (orange w/white dots-multi-color leaves) - 2" x 2" (1 piece)
DSP Pattern 4 (Early Espresso) - 1" x 4" (1 piece)
Copper Foil Sheet (leaf die cut) - 2" x 2"


To embellish my card I added a Copper Foil leaf die-cut and a Copper Trim bow.  The leaf die cut is from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  The Copper Trim is amazing and is loose-weave with zigzag stitching.  You can actually stretch it out and make it like a mesh/net kind look. No wonder it's so popular!!! 

Supply List
Stamps - Merry Cafe
Paper - Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Painted Autumn DSP, Copper Foil Sheets
Ink - Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry
Tools and Accessories - 1/4" Copper Trim 
Big Shot - Coffee Cups Framelits, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits


Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend!!!


Monday, September 11, 2017

Oh So Eclectic Embossing Paste Card

Happy Monday everyone!  Today's card is a step-up version of my Big Shot class card we did last month.  My Embossing Paste Basic Class is coming up soon and wanted to try more techniques to use the Embossing Paste

For this card I added a few drops of Tranquil Tide Ink Refill and Dazzling Diamonds to Embossing Paste on my Silicone Craft Sheet.  I used one of my Palette Knives to mix them well and then applied the mixture to a 4" x 5-1/4" Shimmery White Card Stock using one of the Pattern Party Decorative Masks

I love these bright colors together - Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist!   How about you???

My Embossing Paste Basic Class is scheduled this coming Sunday, September 17th.  Can't wait to show how cool this product is!  There are some spots still available.  If you are local and would like to attend, you can register HERE.  Click HERE to learn more about this class. 



Supply List
Stamps - Oh So Eclectic, Bunch of Blossom, Label Me Pretty
Paper - Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst, Shimmery White, Silver Glimmer
Ink - Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide, Tranquil Tide Ink Refill
Tools and Accessories - Emboss Paste, Palette Knives, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Silicone Craft Sheet, Dazzling Diamonds, Pretty Label Punch, Aqua Painter, Clear Faceted Gems
Big Shot - Eclectic Layers Thinlits


Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Spooky Cat Halloween Scrapbook Pages

Hello Stampers!  Hope you had a great Labor Day weekend!  I got to spend all weekend in my studio alone and let me tell you I had so much fun creating these adorable pages for my this month's Scrapbook Club.

Speaking of my Scrapbook Club this month, it is coming up this week and there are a few spots available.  If you are local and would like to join us, please contact me (megumih4stamps@hotmail.com) to reserve your spot.  Non-members are welcome! 

September Scrapbook Club Workshop
  • Date - September 7th (Thursday)
  • Time - 6:30 pm
  • Location - Dynasty Chinese Restaurant (Sequim, WA)
  • Fees - FREE with a minimum order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax).  Or pay $25 for your project. 
  • What to bring - Basic tools and adhesive

Here is the first page.  This page holds one 4" x 5" (Very Vanilla) and three 3" x 4" photos (Pumpkin Pie).

Aren't those pumpkins adorable???  I used the Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set to stamp one pumpkin (the second from right) and four pumpkins are from the Spooky Night DSP.  I used the coordinating Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits to die cut all these pumpkins.  For the largest pumpkin I used Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper.  So pretty!!!

Where do you get your inspirations for your creations?  My next page was created by an inspiration I got from a broken spool of my Silver Mini Sequin Trim that I received in a recent shipment.  I think it got tossed a lot in a box and some how one side of the spool got loose:-).  While I was putting it back together, I got an idea to make a big loop on a page!  Crazy, right?  I am not good at using sequins on my projects but I really liked this idea! 

To secure the sequin trim, I used Mini Glue Dots and Dimensionals under the paper and embellishments.

I am loving the Spooky Night DSP!  The patterns are fun and pretty, and the fact you can use the framelits to die cut some designs in a snap.  So clever!  The medium size pumpkin is a die-cut using Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper and the Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits.  Make sure to save those tiny stars for the black pennant (see below).

My owl is stamped on a 3" x 3" patterned paper from the Spooky Night DSP and I added a hat from the DSP too. 

I stamped one cat using the Spooky Cat Stamp Set and then punched it out with the new Cat Punch.  My black cat is a punch-out of Basic Black Card Stock and I tied a bow to dress him up.  The black pennant is a die-cut from the Home Sweet Home Thinlits and I added some left over tiny stars from the pumpkin that I die cut earlier.


Supply List
Stamps - Spooky Cat, Pick a Pumpkin, Sheltering Tree, Sweet Home
Paper - Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Spooky Night DSP, Gold Glimmer, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer (retired)
Ink - Archival Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Archival Basic Gray
Tools and Accessories - Cat Punch, Everyday Label Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, Silver Mini Sequin Trim, Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine, Basic Black Baker's Twine, Black Rhinestone Jewels
Big Shot - Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits, Home Sweet Home Thinlits, Cupcake Cutouts Framelits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits


Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Spooky Cat Trick or Treat Card


Here is another Halloween card I made using the Spooky Cat Stamp Set.  For my card I punched out a black cat from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper with the new Cat Punch

How about this cute hat???  I added a small Black Rhinestone Jewel (144639) to dress it up a little bit.  I felt the cat needed something as well so added a bow around his neck.  Too cute!!!


Supply List
Stamps - Spooky Cat, Sweet Home
Paper - Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Spooky Night DSP
Ink - Archival Basic Black, Archival Basic Gray
Tools and Accessories - Cat Punch, Black Rhinestone Jewels, Black Baker's Twine
Big Shot - Layering Square Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits






Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!


Saturday, September 2, 2017

Spooky Cat Happy OWLoween Card

Here is a cute Halloween card featuring some of the products from the Spooky Night Suite in the Holiday Catalog.  Isn't it adorable?

My owl is stamped on one of the pattern piece from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper.  I cut one of pretty hats from the DSP with my Paper Snips and embellished it with the new Black Rhinestone Jewels (144639). 

I am so impressed with the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper!  Potions, pumpkins, witches' hats, cats, and eerie treats...this Halloween-themed paper has it all!  Plus, you can use the new Cat Punch to punch out cats, and the new Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits Dies to die cut pumpkins.  So clever!!! 
Spooky Night DSP (144610)

Check out the newest Designer Series Paper being offered in the 2017 Holiday Catalog!  

 

Supply List
Stamps - Spooky Cat
Paper - Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Spooky Night DSP
Ink - Archival Basic Black, Archival Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie
Tools and Accessories - Decorative Ribbon Border Punch (143721), Black Rhinestone Jewels, Basic Black Baker's Twine
Big Shot - Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies, Lots of Labels


Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, September 1, 2017


Happy September 1st everyone!  Today is a BIG DAY for Stampin' Up! lovers, right???  I am super excited to announce the Holiday Catalog (click HERE to see the catalog) is now LIVE!!!  Watch this video to see some of the brand new products from the Holiday Catalog.




Plus, would you like to earn an exclusive, FREE stamp set, in addition to Stampin' Rewards?  Learn more about the Merry Patterns Host Promotion below.

Do you love FREE?  So do we!  Hosting a holiday catalog event is always fun - and we have just sweetened the deal with our exciting Merry Patterns Host Promotion (click HERE to see the fryer).  

Here is Brandi from the Head Office to show you the Merry Patterns Stamp Set.  I'm sure you will love this set!!!



Merry Patterns Host Promotion Details:
  • Promotion Period:  September 1 - October 31, 2017
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin' Rewards.  
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31.
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 (before shipping and tax).
  • Workshop, Customer, Demonstrator, and Online orders qualify.
  • Host a "book party" to collect orders from friends to earn the Merry Patterns Set.
  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Christmas Pines Baseball Cards

Have you had this kind of problem before?  You have an idea for your card but can't find any specific stamps or dies in the current Stampin' Up! catalogs?  Having boys who are very active in sports (baseball, football and basketball to be specific), I often wish Stampin' Up! had more products in sports theme:-) 

Recently I was working on a fundraiser project for my son's travel baseball team and needed to make baseball theme cards.   But what would you do when you can't find any baseball products in the current Stampin' Up! catalogs???  Well, I do have some baseball theme stamps and dies in my collection that I could use but I was determined to stick with the "current" Stampin' Up! products!!!  Then, I remembered the other day I saw a baseball quote on a rustic wood plaque that showed up on my Facebook wall.  It was about little boys with balls, bats and baseball hats...  This sounds just like my 11 year old son!!!

I started going through the catalogs and caught one small stamp in the Christmas Pines Stamp Set that I thought I could make a baseball with a circle punch! 

First I punched out Whisper White Thick Card Stock with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch.  Then I stamped this image in Cherry Cobbler twice.  Perfect!!!

I took about 20" of Gold Metallic Thread and applied Snail Adhesive to the back of my baseball.  I took one end of the thread and kept making loops, and secured with Dimensionals.

For my rustic background, I stamped the Hardwood Stamp in Soft Suede on a piece of Crumb Cake Card Stock.

Pretty Pines Thinlits (141851)
I die cut Cherry Cobbler Card Stock with the medium and smallest pine bough dies from the Pretty Pines Thinlits and adhered them on the Crumb Cake background piece.  I placed my baseball with Gold Metallic Thread over where two pine boughs meet.  That's it!!!

I made some happy birthday cards with the Happy Birthday Thinlits and thank you cards with the Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set


I hope you like my projects today.  It took some creative thinking to come up with this design for me but I am very pleased with the results.  Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!


Supply List
Stamps - Christmas Pines, Hardwood, Thankful Thoughts
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Whisper White Thick Card Stock
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Archival Basic Black
Tools and Accessories - 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Gold Metallic Thread
Big Shot - Pretty Pines Thinlits, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits