Hey, ya’ll! Here we are on a Monday again – and it’s the 22nd of August. Can you even believe that? The weather is surely hot and humid enough for August, but… I actually have trees that are showing some yellow leaves. And I don’t think they’re dying from heat! I have leaves in my pond. Could it….could it actually be….thinking about….maybe….Fall?!? Oh my goodness, I hope so!! Don’t you?
One might think I’d have made a Fall card for you today, but au contraire! I went all Christmas! I’ve been trying to be good and not inundate you with Christmas – unlike the stores who I suspect will have trees up in a week or so! But, I can’t help it very much – I love Christmas and the new Holiday Catty has so many good Christmas goodies…..
I used some sentiments from the Hang Your Stocking stamp set – didn’t use the Framelits that coordinate on this one. And – just cuz I have it, I used the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and the matching Cookie Cutter Builder punch (don’t forget that this punch also works with the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set!).
I made a shutter card for you with these stamp sets and some Candy Cane Lane DSP – take a look-see:
I was looking at sketch challenges, and I saw the Pals Paper Arts challenge #314:
I also played along with The Paper Players challenge #309:
Now – I’ve got a Tutorial with step-by-step instructions on how to make a Shutter Card – you can go right here to see that – so I’m not going to go thru each step here. I’ll give you the card cuts down below for this specific card, no worries! 🙂
My card base is a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Crumb Cake card stock, scored and folded at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″, per the Tutorial.
I used Real Red card stock for my mats – inside and out – and a couple of different designs from the Candy Cane Lane DSP. On the gate front, I cut two narrow strips of candy-design paper from Candy Cane Lane and adhered them to stay true to the sketch (and to the Sweet theme!). You can also see three Real Red Enamel Shapes up in the top corner….
My belly band is made from Candy Cane Lane DSP and a piece of the new Real Red 3/8″ Stitched Edge Ribbon. I wrapped the paper around the folded card and secured it with SNAIL, then used Glue Dots to secure the ribbon. I cut a couple of scalloped-edge circles from the Circles Layering Framelits, in Real Red and Whisper White. The middle circle is what was left when I cut out the inside center panel.
I stamped the middle Whisper White circle with a sentiment from the Hang Your Stocking stamp set, in Real Red ink. The three candy pieces are punched from a piece of the Candy Cane Lane DSP, using my 1/2″ Circle Punch, and adhered with a little Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue. Once all the circle layers were SNAILd together, I adhered it to the belly band with Liquid Glue.
You can see I added a little gingerbread man from the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle. He’s stamped in Chocolate Chip ink, punched with the matching Cookie Cutter Builder punch, and adhered with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue. Tip: be sure that any embellishment you add here doesn’t interfere with the action of your gate card opening and closing! 😉
My inside sentiment is also from Hang Your Stocking and is stamped on a Whisper White circle in Early Espresso. I matted it on a Real Red circle and then wrapped two pieces of Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape around it. I used Liquid Glue, slid the circle inside the open shutter and positioned it in the center!
And that’s it for the card – like I said, there are complete instructions on how to make one for yourself over in my Tutorial!
For my envelope, I decided to go with Whisper White so my gingerbread man would look the same as it did in my card. I ran two pieces of Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi across the front of the envelope. Then I inked the Cookie Cutter Christmas image in Chocolate Chip ink – only inking part of the image…
Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this for yourself!
HOST CODE FOR 16 AUG – 31 AUG: 2WGEWYF6
Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog.
Thoughtful Branches Bundle
Check out our Pinterest board to see lots and lots of inspiration for using this great stamp set and Thinlits bundle! This one will only be around until the end of the month – so don’t miss out! Get it right now!
STAMPS-N-LINGERS 2016 HOLIDAY CATALOG SHARES
Catalog shares are a great way to get a sampling of all the new papers, ribbons and embellishments in a new Stampin’ Up! catalog. I’ve got several options for you – check out the listing here – or head over to the 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page to see all the new products in the shares, and to get signed up. Deadline to get your name on my list is 28 Aug!
Go to my 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page – here – to see all the goodies and get signed up! Deadline to get on the list is 28 Aug!
It’s time to start using those Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days Coupons that you earned in July! The coupons are valid on any type of order from now through the end of August. Check my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more details! 🙂
Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016
When you use promo code “BOGO” at PaperPumpkin.com, you’ll pay the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD and get your second month for FREE!
If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you’ll get the November kit free! Get all the details over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.
Ten days, folks – just 10 short days until you, too, can get these bundles and all the fun Holiday goodies in the 2016 Holiday Catalog. 1 Sept is right around the corner!
In the meantime, don’t miss your chance to get the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and bundle! It goes away right about the same time the Holiday catty kicks off! 🙂
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:
Soon, folks, soon I’ll be able to give you links to the Hang Your Stocking bundle, Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle and the Candy Cane Lane suite!
CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 2 1/8″ and 6 3/8″) 3 1/2″ x 4″ (x2 – shutters)
Real Red Card Stock: 2″ circle punch (mat for inside sentiment circle); 2″ x 5 3/8″ (x2 – mats for gate fronts); 3″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for inside panel)
Whisper White Card Stock: 1 7/8″ Circle (x2 – sentiments)
Candy Cane Lane DSP: 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4 (x2 – for gate fronts); 5/8″ x 5 3/8″ (x2 – candy strips on gate fronts – be sure you get the candies!!); 2 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (inside panel); envelope flap
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!