Wednesday, October 19, 2016

October's Paper Pumpkin is Here!

It was a happy mail day earlier this week when I found my Paper Pumpkin kit waiting for me when I got home from a busy day! Here is a look at the October Kit:

I cannot wait to make these cards for friends and family.  Are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber?  No?  Check out all the details here.  

Happy Stamping,

Sunday, October 16, 2016

RemARKably Creative Blog Tour: I Love Designer Series Paper!

Hello, and welcome to this month's RemARKably Creative Blog Tour!  Stampin' Up! is having a special this month on select Designer Series Papers:  Buy 3, Get 1 FREE!  

So, my projects this month will feature two of the packs on special: Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper and Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper.  
Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper
Catalog #141981  $11.00
Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
Catalog #141986  $11.00
My first project uses the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper. It is a gatefold/shutter card, and my Stamp Club ladies loved it this week!  

This is a fun, interactive card.  I have a little video of it, and I will upload it as soon as possible.  (Learning curve for this baby boomer!)  I LOVE the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, and I am so excited it is part of the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE special.  (I may have to buy some more!)  

My second project this month is a set of quick and easy Christmas cards featuring the Present & Pinecones Designer Series Paper.  

Inside of each card is the same!  Quick and easy!
I just love they way Emerald Envy and Mint Macaron go together, don't you?  This set of cards is part of my Holiday Stamp-A-Stack.  

Now, it is time to see what Missy has created this month.  Just click HERE to go to her blog.  

Happy Stamping,

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Hi, Mummy!

A chill is in the air, the leaves are starting to change color, and pumpkins are decorating our porches.  It must be getting close to Halloween!  

Here is a card I made recently:

I love the cute patterns in the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper!  And, I chose two of those patterns to use on this card.  

And, the Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper pairs perfectly with it!  I used the new Layering Squares Framelits Dies to cut the scalloped square layer.  

I used the mummy stamp from the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set.  

This cute stamp set also coordinates with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, so you can punch out them out and add them to your Halloween candy bags and other fun projects!  

I stamped the spider webs in the corners with the image from the Sweet Home stamp set.  I added a little glimmer to the spider webs with our Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush.  Here is a close up of the glittery spider webs:

Here is the inside of the card:

I used the Spooky Fun stamp set for the inside greeting and spider webs.  

I will be sending these cards to my younger nieces and nephews for Halloween this year.  I hope they enjoy them!

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

September Paper Pumpkin

I just received my September Paper Pumpkin Kit, and I cannot wait to create these fun Halloween treat holders.  And, I can use the exclusive Paper Pumpkin stamp set and Old Olive ink spot for other projects, too.  What's that?  You say you are NOT a Paper Pumpkin subscriber?  Well -- GOOD NEWS! Sign up HERE by October 10 to get your second month FREE! Use promo code: BOGO 

So, here is the September Paper Pumpkin Kit!  Enjoy!


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Fall is almost here! RemARKably Created Blog Tour

Hello, and welcome to the blog tour!  Our theme this month is "autumn" and that means the return of cooler weather, comfy sweaters, and pumpkin spice everything!  Right? 

My project combines products you can find in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog and the Annual Catalog.  It is the perfect card for your camping friends:

This card is just fun to make! I find the best thing to do is to prep all of the pieces, and then assemble them last. 

The Night of Navy background has sparkly stars courtesy of the Christmas Pines stamp set.  I stamped the star/polka dot image in Versamark Ink and added Heat & Stick Powder.  Heat with our heat gun to melt the powder, then sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds.  Heat a second time to set the adhesive.  Here is your sparkling sky:

The next step is to cut out the mountains with Crumb Cake card stock.  I used the Outdoor Adventures Framelits Dies. 

As you can see, the mountain die is not quite long enough.  So, I just slid it down after the first cut, and ran it through the Big Shot again.

Here is what it looks like when you pull the pieces apart. 

Discard the piece to the left, and then use snips to cut off the excess piece on the top. 

Sponge Crumb Cake Ink to give the mountains some dimension.

Next, use the tree edgelit to cut out the trees with Garden Green card stock.  I used one piece cut at 4 1/4 x 5 1/4" to cut both tree panels:

Once again, use your snips to cut to the edge.  Separate the two pieces and discard the middle piece. 

Carefully sponge the two pieces with Garden Green ink.  Make sure one piece has the trees to the left side, and one piece has the trees to the right side. 

Use Basic Black card stock to cut one piece of fence from the Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies.  Cut as shown below:

Use Basic Black ink to stamp the camper from the Glamper Greetings stamp set on Very Vanilla card stock.  Use Pumpkin Pie ink to stamp the camper detail inside the camper image.  Stamp the jack-o-lantern in Basic Black, then color with a Pumpkin Pie marker.  Stamp the Happy Halloween greeting from the Spooky Fun stamp set on the camper.  Color as shown below with a Basic Black marker and Pumpkin Pie marker:

Use our Paper Snips to cut out the camper.  Stamp the gravestones two times with Basic Black ink onto Smoky Slate card stock and cut out with the framelit. Cut a moon with the 1" Circle Punch, and sponge the edges.  Stamp 2 bats with Basic Black ink. 

Now, it is time to put the card together.  Attach the mountains to the Night of Navy Background with SNAIL adhesive.  Attach the first group of trees to the mountains with SNAIL adhesive, then attach the two sets of gravestones to this group of trees.  Use Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the second set of trees to the first set.  If you have any Garden Green overhanging the Night of Navy, trim with Paper Snips.  Attach the fence pieces with Tombow Multi-purpose Liquid glue to the second set of trees.  Use Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the camper and the moon to the front of the card. 

Here is the inside of the card:

I hope you enjoyed this card!  Now, it is time to see what Missy has created for us this month.  I know it will be fabulous, as always!
Just click HERE, or the icon below to continue on the tour.

Happy Stamping,

Here is the complete list of bloggers this month:

Nancy Amato   YOU ARE HERE

Saturday, September 17, 2016

I'm Back!

I am back from vacation in my happy place, Maine. I know posts were a bit sporadic, but I was enjoying time with my family in Acadia National Park. I will bore you with photos of this beautiful place later this week. LOL. But, I wanted to remind you of the RemARKably Created Blog Tour tomorrow evening at 8 PM ET. Here is a little sneak peek of my project. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

New Clearance Rack items!

September 13 is the day to check out the Clearance Rack!  New items will be added, and they are only available while supplies last. These items will be up to 60% off their original price, so be sure to get them while they last.  

Just click here to see the fabulous new items on the Clearance Rack!

Happy Stamping (and shopping!),