Christmas Packaging and Tags “Tie One On” with RemARKables Pinworthy Blog Tour!

Welcome to this months Pinworthy Blog Tour with the RemARKables!  Each month we feature a new theme on the 2nd Thursday of the Month…  So mark your calendar and don't forget to stop by to check out the latest projects.  You'll be able to visit our Pinterest Pages to see additional ideas and more that we pin throughout the month so you'll want to make certain to "Like" my Pinterest Page and especially my "RemARKables Pinworthy" board.

I think you'll enjoy this new format and find plenty of inspiration for our current theme –  Tie One On!  Look for some awesome packaging and tag ideas to help you with your holiday gifts!  So, welcome to the December 2014 Pinworthy Blog Tour with the RemARKables!

 

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Tie One On

 

Christmas Packaging Ideas and Tags

 

I'm so excited to be sharing some fun projects.  I have a Christmas Bag with a Tag, Gift Card Holder and a couple of easy tags to share with you today.  I've tried to create projects that you can recreate fairly quickly to help you during the busyness of the season.  Enjoy, and know that you CAN create cute, fun and quick packaging as well as tags for your Christmas Gifts.

 

Project #1 – Christmas Bag

 

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141212RPWT-Pam007I just love this bag with the tag!  The tag is created starting with Garden Green circle background cut out using the Circle Thinlits.  Layered over the circle is a tag I created using the Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  For accents, I added the Tea Lace Doily with a thin banner.  Next, I stamped my evergreen tree using the Festival of Trees Stamp Set and the coordinating Tree Punch.  The final touch was to add the sentiment as a banner.  On the back of the tag, I added the "To: & From:" so the tag can easily be addressed by the giver to the recipient.  I also spritzed the bag with an Early Espresso Spritzer that I mixed using Rubbing Alcohol and the Early Espresso Classic Reinker mixed in the Stampin' Up! Spritzer.

In the photo to the right, you can see additional details such as the Gold Basic Metal Button tied with a piece of Linen Thread.  Another detail is the Linen Thread that is layered between the Garden Green Circle Base and the Tag portion.  Finally, I tied a bow on the handle of the bag using the Cheer Cobbler 1" Sheer Linen Ribbon and attached the finished tag to the bag with a Clothespin.

 

Project #2 –  Under The Tree Gift Card Holder

 

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141212RPWT-Pam010This Christmas Card Holder is SO fun to make but it is the most time intensive project that I'm sharing.  The envelope is created using the Envelope Punch Board sized for Gift Cards and you cut off the top of the folder then punch using the Envelope Punch Board to create the tabbed indent.  I then wrapped the envelope with Linen Thread and and added the Gold Basic Metal Buttons.  The Gift Card Envelope is then attached to the outer paper strip in the center between the two score marks..  It is cut to a width of 2 1/2" by 10" then score #1 is at 3 3/4 and score #2 is at 7 3/4 then fold at the score.

I then created a Belly Band to hold the Gift Card Holder together.  The Belly Band measures 2 1/4" W x 8 1/2" L the the 1st score mark is at 2 1/2" and score #2 is at 5 1/4" for the belly band.  At this point you can add the accents that you want.  I did add some small scallops using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border.   Attached to the Belly Band is a Christmas Tree created using the Festival Of Trees Stamp set and coordinating Tree Punch. You can see in the picture on the right how the Belly Band hods the Gift Card Holder together.

 

Project #3 – Clean & Simple Cardinal Tag

 

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Who doesn't LOVE a quick, simple Christmas Tag that looks awesome!  Well, check out this tag…  I used the Scalloped Tag Topper to create the tag then I stamped the little Cardinal from the Festival of Trees Stamp Set with the "To/From" and finished off with the Ribbon, Button tied with Baker's Twine around the Ribbon and the Star from the Basics Hodgepodge Clips. Super easy – PERFECT for Christmas Gifts.

 

Project #4 – Merry Everything Clean & Simple Tag

 

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Well, we have ONE quick, simple Christmas Tag so why not add a SECOND easy Christmas Tag!  Again, Who doesn't LOVE a quick, simple Christmas Tag that looks awesome!  The best part about this tag is that I used the Merry Everything Stamp Set with the Coordinating Note Tag Punch.  I stamped the image twice – once with Real Red and the second with Garden Green then hand cut the "Everything" and attached it to the Real Red Tag.  Stamped the "To/From" image and punched that out.  Punched a hole with the 1/8" Handheld Punch, added ribbon – Yep… That easy!

 

I invite you to pin any of my creations to Pinterest and to share your thoughts or questions by leaving me a comment.  I love hearing from all my readers!

To continue on with the next blog on the Pinworthy Blog Tour, you'll want to visit Janet Wakeland!  I'm certain you'll enjoy the projects she has to share with you!  To view her blog, you can click on her name or on the Pinworthy Button.

 

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Tamra Davis

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Anne Matasci

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Maria Pane

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PCCCS 122 – Mingle All The Way

Guess what! It is time for another challenge from the Paper Craft Crew. We have a great Card Sketch for you this week.

 

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #122

 

Mingle All The Way Christmas Card

 

 

I really love the MIngle All The Way Stamp Set.  This card features the All is Calm Designer Series Paper combined with the Mindgle All The Way Stamp Set.  Today, I noticed that there is a shimmer to the All is Calm Designer Series Paper – SO COOL!  Enjoy…

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Don't forget to visit the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch Blog and submit your card based on the current Card Sketch!  Go to www.papercraftcrew.com to participate today!

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To purchase the products to created this fun and beautiful project, visit my 24/7 Stampin’ Up! store by clicking HERE!  For your convenience, you can find the supply list with product numbers listed at the end of this post.

I invite you to pin any of my creations to Pinterest and to share your thoughts or questions by leaving me a comment.  I love hearing from all my readers – word of mouth is one of the greatest forms of flattery.

Do you enjoy making similar handcrafted items? Not a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator? DO you enjoy FREE products? Join Stampin’ Up! and my Sunny Crafting Crew now. It is a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. To sign up as a demonstrator and join my team, click HERE!

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Posted on : Dec 10 2014
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PCCCS 120 – Cheerful Christmas

Welcome to this weeks Paper Craft Card Sketch #120.  My design team card features the Cheerful Christmas Stamp Set.  If you get the chance, make certain you visit the Paper Craft Crew blog to check out the other design team card submissions.     This challenge ends on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 11:55 PM ET.  

 

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch

 

Cheerful Christmas

 

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I love the simplicity of this weeks card sketch with the Paper Craft Crew!  You can easily stamp the base of the card with your "main" image then add the various design elements to finish off the card.  On this card, I started with the Whisper White Layer and stamped the Christmas Cheer from the Cheerful Christmas Stamp Set.  In the top right corner, I added the design elements as shown in the sketch featuring the Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper along with the Banner Punch.  I really love the way this Christmas Card turned out while keeping it quick and simple.  You can also see how I did layer the Whisper White on Real Red cardstock for a little extra pop of color off of the card base.  Of course, I used Stampin' Dimensionals to help everything pop and give a little more umph to the card – please, do NOT be afraid to use Stampin' Dimensionals as they are your friend!

 

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SunnyGirlScraps Tips & Tricks:

  • Short on time?  Keep your layers basic.
  • Use a basic layer then add small accents.
  • You can use the banner punch to create banners of various sizees!  Just trim your paper to the width of the punch then weed it through the punch from the bottom and punch one end.

 

I invite you to pin any of my creations to Pinterest and to share your thoughts or questions by leaving me a comment.  I love hearing from all my readers!  Click here to also follow me on Pinterest.

Again, thank you for stopping by to check out this weeks Paper Craft Crew Design Team Card!  I hope you take the time to visit the Paper Craft Crew Challenge Blog to see all the other design team submissions and to play along as well.  Click HERE to visit the Paper Craft Crew Blog.  Here is this weeks card sketch #120 to help you get started.

 

To purchase the products to created this fun and beautiful project, visit my 24/7 Stampin’ Up! store by clicking HERE! For your convenience, you can find the supply list with product numbers listed at the end of this post.

I invite you to pin any of my creations to Pinterest and to share your thoughts or questions by leaving me a comment. I love hearing from all my readers – word of mouth is one of the greatest forms of flattery.

Do you enjoy making similar handcrafted items? Not a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator? DO you enjoy FREE products? Join Stampin’ Up! and my Sunny Crafting Crew now. It is a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. To sign up as a demonstrator and join my team, click HERE!

 

Don't forget to shop the "Black Friday" deals being offered ALL this week by Stampin' Up! and if you don't have a lot of time… Just email me your order and I'll take care of getting you the Stampin' Up! deals that you deserve.

 

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You don't want to miss out on this great sale… Think of it as Black Friday Deals lasting for 9 days! Check out all the awesome deals from Stampin' Up! available starting TODAY, November 24, 2014 to December 2, 2014.  There are BUNDLES with up to 30% off on the bundled items.  Additional items are available ranging from 20% to 50% off!  Don't walk – RUN to the nearest computer, smartphone, tablet and place your order.  Many items are only available while supplies last!

The BEST deal is joining Stampin' UP! with no obligation – you can select $125 in product including the sale product below  for just $74.25 – SERIOUSLY (More details on that coming! Offer also includes a 5% cash back offer for demonstrators and a chance to order New Spring and SALE-a-bration product at 30% off!!!)… 

For those using the Hostess Code – QRUNUKR3 your order will ship direct to you and you will receive a gift certificate equal to your shipping to apply to any purchase between January 1- March 31st (this offer INCLUDES my Hostess Club Members).  

 


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Extravaganza Sale! Blendabilities, Gift Box Punch & More

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You don't want to miss out on this great sale… Think of it as Black Friday Deals lasting for 9 days! Check out all the awesome deals from Stampin' Up! available starting TODAY, November 24, 2014 to December 2, 2014.  There are BUNDLES with up to 30% off on the bundled items.  Additional items are available ranging from 20% to 50% off!  Don't walk – RUN to the nearest computer, smartphone, tablet and place your order.  Many items are only available while supplies last!

The BEST deal is joining Stampin' UP! with no obligation – you can select $125 in product including the sale product below  for just $74.25 – SERIOUSLY (More details on that coming! Offer also includes a 5% cash back offer for demonstrators and a chance to order New Spring and SALE-a-bration product at 30% off!!!)… 

For those using the Hostess Code – QRUNUKR3 your order will ship direct to you and you will receive a gift certificate equal to your shipping to apply to any purchase between January 1- March 31st (this offer INCLUDES my Hostess Club Members).  

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   e. IF YOUR order is $150 or more DO NOT USE the hostess code – you will want the Hostess benefits!!! 

***Sale items can also be chosen as Hostess Benefits… 

 

All who order during the sale will receive a hand stamped assortment of tags to use for holiday gifts. 

Download the Online Extravaganza to view our DOOR BUSTERS and to help you decide what day November 24-Dec 2nd you want to order or join Stampin' UP! maximizing that $74.25 

 

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RemARKables Pinworthy Blog Tour – Giving Thanks

Welcome to the November Pinworthy Blog Tour with the RemARKables!  I encourage you to visit our Pinterest Pages to see additional ideas and more that we pin throughout the month so you'll want to make certain to "Like" my Pinterest Page and especially my "RemARKables Pinworthy" board.  Our theme and inspiration for November is "Giving Thanks!"  So, welcome to the November 2014 Pinworthy Blog Tour with the RemARKables!

 

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Giving Thanks

I definitely have some fun project to share with you this month.  These projects venture in a different direction than what I normally do and they really are great for the Season of Giving Thanks!  The first project is a Clean and Simple Card featuring the For All Things Stamp Set from the Holiday Catalog.  The next 2 projects go together as a Table Setting featuring a Table Placard and Napkin Ring.  

Project #1 – Give Thanks Card

 

Give Thanks For All Things Handmade Card by Pam Staples. #stampinup #forallthings #pinworthy #greetingcard

The card base starts with Natural White Cardstock layered with Early Esspresso and a second layer of Natural White Cardstock which is stamped using the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set with Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink.  Next, I attached a piece of Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon then attached the top layer stamped with the images from the For All Things Stamp Set.  For the finishing touches I added the Ribbon Bow with the Very Vintage Designer Button and Linen Thread along with the Give Thanks Banner.  The GIve Thanks is stamped using the And Many More Stamp Set.

If you are wondering, I created the Cherry Cobbler bow by just wrapping it around my fingers then taking the Linen Thread and tying it around the Seam Binding.  To help finish off the look, I add the button which helps hold it together nice and tight.  To attach this type of bow, I like to use the Glue Dots or the Tombow Multi Liquid Glue.  Here is a close-up angled view for a different perspective on the bow.

 

Project #2 – Give Thanks Place Setting Placard

 

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This second project is actually very simple and so quick to make!  I cut out the leaves using the Autumn Accents Bigz Die.  The background Crushed Curry Maple Leaf was then embossed with the Decorative Dots Textured Impression embossing folder.  The folded placard is also stamped using the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set with Cherry Cobbler Classic ink.  The cluster of leaves were then accented with the Venetian Crochet Trim, a piece of Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding Ribon and Linen Thread tied together with a Very Vintage Designer Button.  The final touch was adding the two banners – Giving Thanks and the Guests Name which was handwritten using a Project Life marker.

 

Project #3 – Give Thanks Napkin RIng Holder

 

Give Thanks Napkin Ring Holder by Pam Staples. #Stampinup #sunnygirlscraps #remarkables

 

The final project that I'm featuring today is a Napkin Ring Holder that I created using a piece of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock wrapped around part of a toilet paper tube then wrapped again with 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon then wrapped AGAIN with Linen Thread…  Lots of wrapping going on but I just love the look with the layers of texture!  Next, I created the cluster of leaves similar to what I did for the Place Setting Placard.  I also used the Very Vintage Designer Button again tied with a bow using the Linen Thread with a piece of the Venetian Crochet Trim added as an accent.  For the final touch, I added the Give Thanks banner but this time I added the Garden Green layer to the banner.

 

Here are both the Place Setting Placard with the Napkin Ring holder.  You'll see that they coordinate beautifully together.  I'm certain they'll look beautiful on my table at Thanksgiving even if it is only going to be a very small gathering this year!  My husband and 5 year old will probably not appreciate the extra touches I take to make Thanksgiving Special but I know I'll enjoy the look along with using my Fine China.

 

To view any of the supplies used in my projects today, scroll down to the bottom of this blog post and you'll see a complete list of products used.  Thank you for visiting and I hope you find inspiration in this months Pinworthy Blog Tour with the Remarkables!  I invite you to pin any of my creations to Pinterest and to share your thoughts or questions by leaving me a comment.  I love hearing from all my readers!

 

To continue on with the next blog on the Pinworthy Blog Tour, you'll want to visit Janet Wakeland!  I'm certain you'll enjoy the projects she has to share with you!  To view her blog, you can click on her name or on the Pinworthy Button.

 

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Sunny Stampin’ & Scrappin’!

Pam Staples

Nancy Amato

Melissa Bolinger

Tamra Davis

Connie Diebler

Anne Matasci

Audra Monk

Maria Pane

Andi Potler

Michele Reynolds

Pam Staples – YOU ARE HERE

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PCCCS 117 – SoSocial

Welcome to this weeks Paper Craft Card Sketch #117.  My design team card features the SoSocial Stamp Set.  If you get the chance, make certain you visit the Paper Craft Crew blog to check out the other design team card submissions.     This challenge ends on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 11:55 PM ET.  

 

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch

 

SoSocial Happy Birthday

 

SoSocial Handmade Birthday Card created for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 117 by Pam Staples

I'm so excited to be sharing this fun, bright Birthday Card with you as part of this weeks Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #117! The card base starts with Whisper White Card Stock layered with Daffodil Delight and another layer of Whisper White with Melon Mambo stamped background using the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set.  Following along with the Card Sketch, I added a small layer of the Brights Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack using the Daffodil Delight.  Then I added a 1" strip of Tempting Turquoise with Melon Mambo 1/4" Cotton Ribbon.  The featured stamped image is the ampersand from the @SoSocial Stamp Set stamped with Melon Mambo Classic Ink then layered with a Bermuda Bay 2 3/8" Scallop Circle.   I then added the Melon Mambo Bow with a Daffodil Delight Flower with a Bermuda Bay button in the center which is placed over the banner stamped with teh #birthdaysrock image which is stamped using the Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink.
 

SunnyGirlScraps Tips & Tricks:

  • Accents help finish off cards and on this card I used some Daffodil Delight Candy Dots to create balance and interest.
  • Use Stampin' Dimensionals to help create depth.
  • When I use buttons, I pretty much always have to use linen thread or the baker's twine to "finish" the look of the button.
  • Use either the 1" square punch or banner punch to create the fish tail on the end of a banner.

I invite you to pin any of my creations to Pinterest and to share your thoughts or questions by leaving me a comment.  I love hearing from all my readers!  Click here to also follow me on Pinterest.

Again, thank you for stopping by to check out this weeks Paper Craft Crew Design Team Card!  I hope you take the time to visit the Paper Craft Crew Challenge Blog to see all the other design team submissions and to play along as well.  Click HERE to visit the Paper Craft Crew Blog.  Here is this weeks card sketch #117 to help you get started.

 

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Pam Staples

 

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SUOC #109 – From My Heart

Guess what! It is time for another challenge from Stampin' Up! Only Challenges. The new challenge is lots of fun with our theme being THANKS.  We invite you to come play along as this challenge starts today and ends on November 15th at 6:00 AM ET.

 

SUO Challenge #109

 

From My Heart Thank You

 

Handmade card created by Pam Staples for the SU Only Challenge blog featuring the From My Heart Stamp Set

I really love the way this card turned out.  When I started planning the card I wasn't certain where it was going to go but I really liked the idea of pulling out an "old" stamp set when the From My Heart Stamp Set caught my eye.  The Crushed Curry image located under the "Thank You" is a stamped leaf and plant image from the For All Things Stamp Set.  The card base is Crushed Curry layered with Basic Black then Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper.  The larger banner is cut using the Banner Framelits from Elegant Eggplant card stock with a second Basic Black banner.  The images are offset towards the left side of the card.  The primary stamped image is cut out using the Window Frames Framelits.  

SunnyGirlScraps Stampin' Tips:

  • To create the flower, I used the 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch to punch out 4 scalloped circles which I then crumpled in my hand and layered to create the flower.
  • Add a button or brad to the center of your flowers for additional attention to detail or to create interesting accents.
  • Layer embellishments!  On this card, I layerd the Tea Lace Paper Doilies behind the Elegant Eggplant banner so it peeks out.
  • Distressing is another great way to add character!  The Elegant Eggplant banner is destressed using a distressing tool.

 

The colors are really lots of fun and bold.  So, I hope you enjoy and PIN my card.  (And I admit, this card keeps growing on me…)  Don't forget to visit the SUO! Challenges Blog to check out the creations from the other Design Team members!

 

To purchase the products to created this fun and beautiful project, visit my 24/7 Stampin’ Up! store by clicking HERE!  For your convenience, you can find the supply list with product numbers listed at the end of this post.

I invite you to pin any of my creations to Pinterest and to share your thoughts or questions by leaving me a comment.  I love hearing from all my readers – word of mouth is one of the greatest forms of flattery.

Do you enjoy making similar handcrafted items? Not a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator? DO you enjoy FREE products? Join Stampin’ Up! and my Sunny Crafting Crew now. It is a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. To sign up as a demonstrator and join my team, click HERE!

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Pam Staples

 

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PCCCS116 – Endless Wishes Christmas

Another week and it's time for a new Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch!  This weeks card sketch is a fairly basic card sketch with a little embellishment.  The card I created is a beautiful, Endless Wishes Christmas Card.  We invite you to come play along as this challenge starts today and ends on November 4th.

 

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 116

 

Endless Wishes Christmas

Endless Wishes Christmas

This card features the Endless Wishes Stamp Set along with elements of the Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies.  I've also pulled out some of my favorite colors with the Lost Lagoon and Pool Party along with using Naturals White.  For the card base, I started with Pool Party Cardstock then layered with Naturals White Cardstock with a stamped background using Lost Lagoon Classic Ink with the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set.  On the focal layer, I stamped the "Very Merry Christmas" on the Naturals White Cardstock with a layer of Lost Lagoon Cardstock.  I highlighted the stamped image with the "Film Frame" from the On Film Framelits.  

On the bottom right corner of the stamped "Very Merry Christmas" I added several elements as the finishing touches to the card.  First, I added two banners from the Hearts A Flutter Framelits then I added snowflakes from the Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies layered above the banners.  For the final touch I added the "Joy" from the Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies.

SunnyGirlScraps Tips & Tricks:

  • A great way to create depth is to use two coordinating colors such as what I did with the Lost Lagoon and Pool Party on this card!
  • Layers!  Layer elements to create interest and to highlight the focal point.
  • Angles – use angles to add additional interest.

 

The colors are subtle and beautiful for a Christmas Card.  So, I hope you enjoy and PIN my card.   Don't forget to visit the Paper Craft Crew Blog to check out the creations from the other Design Team members!

 

To purchase the products to created this fun and beautiful project, visit my 24/7 Stampin’ Up! store by clicking HERE!  For your convenience, you can find the supply list with product numbers listed at the end of this post.

I invite you to pin any of my creations to Pinterest and to share your thoughts or questions by leaving me a comment.  I love hearing from all my readers – word of mouth is one of the greatest forms of flattery.

Do you enjoy making similar handcrafted items? Not a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator? DO you enjoy FREE products? Join Stampin’ Up! and my Sunny Crafting Crew now. It is a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. To sign up as a demonstrator and join my team, click HERE!

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PCCCS 115: Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set

Welcome back for the Wednesday posting of the latest Paper Craft Crew Challenge!  I've go another fun card for you featuring the Stampin' Up! Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set.   We invite you to come play along as this challenge starts today and ends on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11:55 PM EST.

 

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 115

 

Kinda Eclectic Thank You

This weeks sketch with the Paper Craft Crew features a design I use often for scrapbooking but just sized down for a square shaped card!  My card this week deviates from a holiday themed card as I opted to use the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set along with Blackberry Bliss and Hellow Honey color scheme.  The card really did turn out gorgeous and I just love the richness of the colors together.

The card base is Whisper White Cardstock with a layer of Blackberry Bliss then another top layer of Whisper White and the Park Lane Designer Series Paper.  In the upper righthand corner of the Whisper White I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to stamp the background with the Hello Honey Classic Ink.  Following along with the sketch, I added some Hello Honey 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon then I added the rectangles of Whisper White with Blackberry Bliss border which are angled to create a fun focal point.  The top rectangle is stamped with the "sun" image and leaf image from the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set.  The butterflies are also from the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set with the larger butterfly stamped with the Blackberry Bliss Classic ink and for the smaller butterfly I used the Hello Honey Classic Ink.  To "lighten" the color I used a technique called "Stamping Off."  Finally, I assembled the card based on the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch.

 

Sunny Girl Scraps Tips & Tricks:

  • A great way to create a stamped image that is lighter but coordinates with your card is to use the "Stamping Off" technique.  You ink your stamp then lightly stamp off some of the ink before stamping your image.
  • Create interest by adding elements such as multiple butterflies of different sizes
  • Stampin' Dimensionals are your best friend and great for adding depth to your cards.
  • Think outside the box when you see a sketch… Sometimes a great Scrapbooking Sketch can be used as inspiration for a card!
  • Missing something on your card or does your card feel incomplete? Originally, my card only had one large butterfly and one small butterfly but at the very end, I added the 2nd large butterfly in the top left corner.  It helped "balance" the card especially with the sentiment and other large butterfly otherwise the card felt "bottom heavy" with all the elements in the bottom left corner.

Here is the sketch for this weeks Paper Craft Crew challenge.  To see additional samples, visit the Paper Craft Crew Blog and check out the samples created by the other members of the Design Team.  Now, why not join us and create a card based off of this weeks card sketch and post it to the blog!  

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and checking out my card!  I just love the colors.  So, I hope you enjoy and PIN my card. 

To purchase the products to created this fun and beautiful project, visit my 24/7 Stampin’ Up! store by clicking HERE!  For your convenience, you can find the supply list with product numbers listed at the end of this post.

I invite you to pin any of my creations to Pinterest and to share your thoughts or questions by leaving me a comment.  I love hearing from all my readers – word of mouth is one of the greatest forms of flattery.

Do you enjoy making similar handcrafted items? Not a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator? DO you enjoy FREE products? Join Stampin’ Up! and my Sunny Crafting Crew now. It is a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. To sign up as a demonstrator and join my team, click HERE!

Sunny Stampin’ & Scrappin’!

Pam Staples

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

 

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SUOC #108 – Trick Or Treat Curvy Keepsake Box

Guess what! It is time for another challenge from Stampin' Up! Only Challenges. The new challenge is lots of fun with our theme being "The Treat's the Thing" theme.  We invite you to come play along as this challenge starts today and ends on October 31st.

 

SUO Challenge #108

 

Curvy Keepsake ox

 

So, let me just say…  I don't know WHY I haven't used the Curvy Keepsake Box Framelit!  This box is so CUTE!  Absolutely adorable and so easy to make.     Every cute box must also feature a cute tag!

Sunny Girl Scraps Tips & Tricks:

  • To create the Curvy Keepsake Box you must cut 2 pieces from your cardstock then glue together at the base.
  • Use the Tag Topper Punches to create cute, coordinating tags.
  • Whenever possible, take advantage of the Bundled products offered by Stampin' Up! to save 15%.
  • Use Stampin' Dimensionals to create depth of field!

 

The colors are really lots of fun and very bold.  So, I hope you enjoy and PIN my card.  (And I admit, this card keeps growing on me…)  Don't forget to visit the SUO! Challenges Blog to check out the creations from the other Design Team members!

 

To purchase the products to created this fun and beautiful project, visit my 24/7 Stampin’ Up! store by clicking HERE!  For your convenience, you can find the supply list with product numbers listed at the end of this post.

I invite you to pin any of my creations to Pinterest and to share your thoughts or questions by leaving me a comment.  I love hearing from all my readers – word of mouth is one of the greatest forms of flattery.

Do you enjoy making similar handcrafted items? Not a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator? DO you enjoy FREE products? Join Stampin’ Up! and my Sunny Crafting Crew now. It is a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. To sign up as a demonstrator and join my team, click HERE!

Sunny Stampin’ & Scrappin’!

Pam Staples

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

 

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Posted on : Oct 21 2014
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