Happy Friday, y’all! Hope your week went well and that you’re fixin’ to have a great weekend. Big deal happening on Monday – anyone make special travel plans to witness it? We’re pretty close to the path – it crosses the north end of GA. So, I suspect it’ll get dark here.
I just hope the aliens are more like ET and less like the dudes in Independence Day.
My card for today took some inspiration from a sample in the 2017 Holiday catalog and is a sneak peek of a fun little set called Pick a Pumpkin. It’s bundled with a really cool set called the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits dies. I used a sentiment from the Labels to Love stamp set (also in the new catty). Take a look-see:
The rather unusual layout is a result of this week’s sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.
And I also played along with the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge. I went down the right side. And across the bottom (with “Pumpkin” as the “free” space!) – I’m an over-achiever!
I started out with a panel of Crushed Curry and embossed it in the Layered Petals Dynamic TIEF. Hint: When you emboss your card stock, start with a panel a little bigger than you actually need. Perhaps you’ve noticed card stock seems to shrink when you dry-emboss it? It’s cuz you’re smooshing up the fibers. So – emboss it and then trim it down to size.
I Fast Fuse’d that to a Cajun Craze mat.
For my angled art work, I started with a piece of Danson 90lb Cold-Pressed Watercolor Paper – about the size of a regular A2 card front. Using my Aqua Painter, I did a quick wash in Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie, picking up the ink from the lid of my ink pads.
I cut the panel down to size – sort of arbitrarily picking my angles and using my Stampin’ Trimmer. I laid it over a piece of Cajun Craze, and cut it down as well. Then I Fast Fuse’d the watercolor paper to the mat.
I used the splatter image in the Timeless Textures stamp set to add Pumpkin Pie splatters all over the panel. And then I got busy!
Using the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits, I cut a large pumpkin from Peekaboo Peach card stock, several leaves and tendrils in Vellum card stock, a couple in Copper Foil, a tendril in Old Olive card stock, and a few little bits and pieces that come out of one of the pumpkin dies.
I also stamped one pumpkin from the Pick a Pumpkin stamp set in Pumpkin Pie ink on Very Vanilla and cut it with the matching die. An Old Olive branch of leaves seemed like a grand idea, too!
I stamped a couple of leaves images from Pick a Pumpkin in Early Espresso directly on the watercolor panel. To start my collage, I stuck a Glue Dot to the panel and adhered several loops of Copper Metallic Thread. Then I started building the remainder of the elements with Liquid Glue. As you can see, I also added a few wooden Touches of Nature Elements. I added the stamped pumpkin with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
The sentiment is from the Labels to Love stamp set. I colored just the words of the sentiment with my Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker and stamped it on Very Vanilla. Then I cut it out with a die from the Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits. I edged it with my Pumpkin Pie Marker and popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals. And that was it for the card front!
On the inside, I cut the star-filled pumpkin die from Patterned Pumpkins from the corner of a Very Vanilla panel and edged it with my Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker. I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Cajun Craze mat and then added the pumpkin back in with a little Liquid Glue.
I Fast Fuse’d the panel into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.
On the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, I stamped a smaller Pick a Pumpkin pumpkin in Cajun Craze – then covered it with a sticky note mask and stamped the larger pumpkin in Pumpkin Pie…
…and I added an appropriate-feeling piece of paper from the Painted Autumn DSP to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! While it may not be exactly “clean and fresh-lined” (LOL!) – I really love how the collage turned out. Hope you like!
The Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits die set is just so cool – chock full of dies just begging to be clustered and collage-i-fied. I know you’re going to want this bundle, y’all!!
HOST CODE FOR 16 AUGUST – 31 AUGUST: JJ2KJHPS
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. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.
The 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!
Shares give you a chance to…try before you buy! Get a little taste of all the new Designer Series Papers, Ribbons, Trims and Embellishments without spending over $190 on a pack, roll or stack of every single new goody! Shares will be open until 30 Aug – and I’ll place the order on 1 Sept! For all the details – including a list of everything you can get – and a handy sign up form – go to my 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares page right…here!
Paper Pumpkin is On Sale!
Here’s the Deets!
- Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
- To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join between Thursday, August 11 and Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
- The 50% discount only applies to your first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
- New subscribers must visit paperpumpkin.com to join.
- Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at paperpumpkin.com to subscribe.
- Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.
Have You Got a Copy of the Holiday Catalog Yet?!
My customers will be receiving theirs in the mail soon!! If you’ve got a SU! demonstrator, then you need to hurry quick and ask him or her to send you a copy of your own. If you don’t – I’d be happy to send you one. Just give me a holler right here – be sure to leave a mailing address! – and I’ll get one out to you ASAP! 🙂
You Earned ‘Em – Now It’s Time to Spend ‘Em!
All thru the month of August, be sure to redeem the Bonus Coupons you earned in July! You’ve got until 11:50 PM (MT) on 31 Aug to redeem your coupons. Get all the info you need right here!
PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
The Pick a Pumpkin stamp set and bundled Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits, the Labels to Love stamp set and the Painted Autumn DSP will be available on 1 Sept!
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Thick Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Danson Watercolor Paper: 3 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ at the longest point (angled panel)
Crushed Curry Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits die cuts (including sentiment).
Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 5/8″ x 3 3/8″ at the longest point (mat for angled watercolor panel)
Vellum Card Stock, Copper Foil, Old Olive Card Stock and Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits die cuts
Painted Autumn DSP: 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!
Y’all – I have a very smart little dog. I mean…seriously.
How do I know this?
Cuz…he likes his AC and his fan – just like his mom.
And his mom is smart.
I learned this in Logic Class:
Mom is Smart. (A=C)
Finn is like Mom. (B=A)
Therefore, Finn is Smart. (B=C)
Logic. Plain and simple.
Over to the right side of the picture is a vent in the cabinet toe-kick. An Air Conditioning vent. You can’t see it – but all his little hairs are just a-blowing-in-the-breeze.
He goes out for a little while – then shows up at the back door to come in. And heads to “his spot” to cool off right quick!
Sometimes his furry hind-end is a little too hot, so he aims it just right…
And sometimes – across the “aisle” isn’t quite close enough and he has to get close-as-can-be. To cool off even quicker.
Like I said. Smart boy! 🙂