Thursday, November 25, 2021

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Gifts Galore


Good Morning and if you are in the United States, Happy Thanksgiving! It is the first time in a very long time that I am not making our whole Thanksgiving Day feast! We are so blessed to have a circle of friends that are so much like family to us. 


This month the APPT team is hopping with THIS months Paper Pumpkin Kit Gifts Galore! These cute little treat boxes are so adorable and it was difficult for me to whip up an alternative idea, because I didn't want to use them up!


I managed to use the Peaceful Deer Bundle with some of the elements of the kit to create a fun card for you today! Lets take a look!


My card started with die cutting the largest circle from the Layering Circle from the Snowman die cut.  I have used our stitched triangles again this month to create some fun and festive Christmas Trees. These were made from the gift die cut in the kit. After figuring this part out I added a Wonderful Snowflake. A deer stamped from the Peaceful Deer Bundle in Blushing Bride ink was the perfect addition. My Basic White background was created with our Stamparatus and one of the sentiments from the kit with Pool Party ink. I just love the Hinge Step technique! It was accented with the Whimsy Stitched Dies. I even used the little striped stamp in the kit to create my cute little Tailor Made Tag that is tied with a bit of the Old Olive Twine that is in the kit! A few Pool Party Holiday Rhinestones and this cutie was done!

I hope you enjoyed my card today! Don't forget to save room for pie!
You can continue through the hop by clicking along the short list below, I am sure that you will be inspired!



Wednesday, November 17, 2021

A Whimsical Deer

Happy Wednesday! Can you believe that we are a week out from Thanksgiving... Don't ask about our plans at this point. We have NONE! Everything hangs in the balance of football this weekend. We are playing in the semi finals, it is sure to be a tough game! Wesley probably wont get thrown in to play but we love supporting the whole team! 
It has been awhile since I sat in my craft room and created for fun. I should be working on orders of Christmas cards but some times in order to keep my creative juices flowing, I have to create for fun! This week the Global Design Project has a fun sketch that I flipped, turned inside out and backwards! When you see the sketch you will understand what I mean...
I loved how the design team interpreted the sketch and thought to myself "Oh I can play with this!". So for today's card, I have paired the Peaceful Deer Bundle with the Christmas Tree Dies and Whimsy & Wonder DSP. Cue the fun colors of Polish Pink, Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green and we have your quintessential non-traditional Christmas Card! Let me show you what I have created!


This fun card kind of happened on accident. I had left over Reindeer that I had stamped for a Christmas Card order that had been stamped using Polished Pink ink. I originally used the Wonderful Snowflake like a stencil but you will noticed I stuck one underneath my scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contour Dies. The Whimsy & Wonder DSP has got to be one of most favorite DSP's EVER. Strong statement right??  I have used our Rectangle Stitched Dies for the Polished Pink herringbone like pattern. This is on a cheerful layer of Coastal Cabana that is embossed with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder. I just love Granny Apple Green with this color combo and it made an excellent base to accent my trees from the Christmas Tree Dies.

I sure hope you enjoyed my cheerful and bright Christmas Card today! Make sure you don't miss out on our seasonal sale! Cardstock, Ink and Dies! Oh My! Just click below to start your shopping!



Thursday, November 11, 2021

OSAT Season of Cheer Blog Hop

Happy Thursday to you all! This week has sure blown by! Taryn leaves for a church youth retreat tomorrow morning and Wesley leaves for the football teams away game tomorrow. They are giving the boys a brunch before sending them on their way, so I have to whip up 2 dozen muffins! Wesley has requested these pumpkin muffins that were one of the first recipes I tried from Pinterest. They are just a box of yellow cake mix and a can of pumpkin. Sometimes I spruce them up with a bit of pumpkin pie spice. All three kids really enjoy them.
Today I am back with my friends and crew from the One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop! We are hopping with the theme "Season Of Cheer", so if your holiday spirit is lacking, this hop is sure to get you feeling jolly again! I decided to pair up the Encircled in Warmth with the Heart Warming Hugs DSP for a fun home décor project and a simple little gift card holder, Lets take a look!


I just love how these projects turned out! I dwelled on the card for hours. The juices weren't flowing and I was pressed for time. I still, no matter what I try, am a master procrastinator! How do I fix this!? My wooden spool Christmas Tree is amazing and maybe why the juices weren't ever flowing! I used 11 spools. A painted one in brown for the trunk and the rest wrapped in assorted patterns from the Heart Warming Hugs DSP. It is accented with a bow of the Real Red Ruffled Ribbon and a stitched star of the Gold Metallic Specialty Paper.


This gift card holder started with the sentiment made with the Encircled in Warmth stamp set and my Stampin' Write Markers in Pear Pizzazz and Real Red. It is die cut with the largest label in the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. This fun little gift card holder sits on a piece of Pear Pizzazz that is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". This was then matted with Real Red and the pocket feature made of Crumb Cake. I added a bit of the Heart Warming Hugs DSP and the Real Red Sheer Ribbon to keep it closed. You can see the inside below.


The sentiment is attached to the top flap with a few dimensionals. I then accented the label with some Wonderful Gems.  This is the perfect kind of Gift Card Holder for mailing this holiday season!

I am so glad that you stopped in today to see what I made for this Season of Cheer blog hop! I can't wait for you to see what my friends have made! You can click through the blog roll below for all of your holiday inspiration!




Sunday, November 7, 2021

Creation Station Specialty Paper Blog Hop

Happy Sunday! Hope you all are in good health and spirits! Our house has been humming with church and school obligations. I though things would get easier as they get older. Now I am just an underpaid taxi for my kids. Football is still in full swing for Wesley, we actually won our play off game yesterday!! WOOHOO Go Eagles. Wesley will get his first high school letter this season and I really couldn't be more proud. Today at church, Taryn will be helping our youth group lead service and worship... and Josh... Josh was diagnosed with asthma on Friday. 
PHEW!!! It doesn't get any easier...


Today I am back with my Creation Station team! I couldn't wait to participate this month. One, because I had things already made to go with our theme of SPECIALTY PAPER and two because I have been a slacker and it was time to pull up my big girl pants and HOP! Today my projects are featuring the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP. If you know me, I love a good NON-Traditional Holiday card and this Specialty DSP is amazing! Let me you show you what I have created!


This time of year I am asked to do orders of Christmas Cards. I created this card for one of my orders and I just love the way that it turned out. With a base of Mossy Meadow and a mat of Polished Pink there is nothing traditional about these colors. The dies from the Whimsical Trees Bundle are cut from Mossy Meadow and Mint Macaron. They are the perfect accent with the holographic stripe that is die cut with the Tailor Made Tags Die from the Whimsy & Wonder DSP. My Polish Pink stamped deer from Peaceful Deer Bundle was the perfect added touch. 








These great little blocks are 2" Wood Blocks that I snagged at Hobby Lobby! They are painted with a matte metallic silver paint then adorned with pieces of the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP. I have used the Playful Alphabet Dies to create fun holiday saying on 4 sides of the cubes. Each side features a different pattern and theme! These are perfect for a mantle or shelf for the wintery season! I simply cut 1 7/8" squares of the paper and adhered them with a bit of Multipurpose Liquid Glue and embellished as I desired!

I am so glad that you stopped in today! I can't wait for you to see what my friend Elizabeth has created today! You can get to her by clicking the next button below!

Elizabeth Price



Thursday, October 28, 2021

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Peaceful Christmas Kit Blog Hop

Good Thursday to you! I know I have been rather quiet on the blog here... There is not any stories or excuses as to why... other than being BUSY! Every week just seems like a blur! I have been creating and I can't wait for you to see some of the Holiday goodies I have come up with! You will start seeing them next week! 

Today I am back with my friends on the A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop and we are kicking off the Holiday card making season with the Peaceful Christmas Kit!


This kit has rich patterns of Shaded Spruce Buffalo Plaid, a Real Red Twine and Silver Foil Accents! It was so much fun to play with this kit! The ideas are still racing through my head! I have created a fun little card using the Penguin Place Bundle (heads up, the punch is not available right now) and the Triangle Stitched Dies and a fun coordinating gift tag! Lets take a look!!!


This fun little card of Holiday Cheer, was created quite easily! I simply die cut one of the Shaded Spruce Buffalo Plaid card fronts with our Stitched Triangle Dies. Then, I stamped a Basic White Card front with the snowy hill from the Penguin Place Stamp Set using Pool Party ink. The penguin is stamped in Memento ink, the punched with the coordinating punch BUT you could also fussy cut him like I did his antlers! His cut little scarf is made of the Real Red twine in the kit. The sentiment is stamped in Shaded Spruce and is on a banner of Real Red. If this isn't giving you a little bit of holiday cheer... 


This quick jumbo tag is great! I have used the left over Buffalo plaid from the piece I used to die cut the tree above. The vellum die cut was the perfect touch under my strip of Real Red and Peaceful Place DSP. I just love the Noel die cuts in this! I adhered it a bit off center and added the gems from the kit! The cute foil lined labels made a perfect top to the tags with a bit of Real Red Sheer and Ruffled Ribbons!

I can't wait for you to see how my friends have used the kit this month! You can click along the list below to see all of the alternatives! Have an amazing day!


Thursday, October 14, 2021

OSAT Ghouls Night Out Blog Hop

Happy Thursday! It has been crazy at our house with Volleyball and Football. Throw in some youth groups and bible quizzing and it is sure to keep me on my toes. I have been hard at Christmas card orders already and I can't wait to for you to see what I have created. Maybe for the "FIRST TIME IN FOREVER", I usually sing that like the movie Frozen, I will have my own Christmas Cards done. It is a goal!


Today I am hopping with a few of my Stampin' Up! Friends on the One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop, this month we are hopping with the theme Ghouls Night Out, which we all could guess is Halloween. I had so much fun inking up my Sparkle Of The Season Bundle and the Cute Halloween DSP... Let me show you what I have created for you!

This card was made in a bit of a panic. As a stated above I have been in Christmas mode, and nothing can ruin that more than having to create a Halloween something. I chose to use the new bundle Sparkle Of The Season. This bundle is so versatile for this time of year with pieces of fall, Halloween and even Christmas. I have die cut the star like wreath out of our Black Glimmer Paper. It is accented with a pumpkin and broom from the bundle. I added a bit of accents with a white gel pen. The cute little Old Olive banner is from the Stitched Triangle dies. A few bats stamped with Highland Heather ink along with our sentiment. I have layered some of the Cute Halloween DSP in strips. A mat of Basic Black was perfect for our Highland Heather Card Base!

I am so glad that you stopped in!! I can't wait for you to see what the rest of us have come up with. You can click along the list below!
Happy Thursday!



Thursday, September 30, 2021

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Haunts & Harvest Blog Hop

Happy Thursday! I hope everyone is doing amazingly well! I am so glad that it is finally fall! I was sure ready for the cool off! Football, Volleyball and everything else is in full swing! So my schedule is staying rather busy! I am still finding time to get into my studio to get some crafting done!
This month the A Paper Pumpkin Thing team is hopping with the Haunts and Harvest Kit! This an amazing little kit made up of favors... My goal was to make something that was NOT favors... or even fall for that matter! 
 

I have taken one of the bottoms of my favor box for cute little hexagon shape. I had a bit of the buffalo plaid Peaceful Place Paper on my workspace. Who am I kidding?? I have a ton of my paper ALL over my workspace! I have adhered this to a layer of Smoky Slate cardstock and it is matted to a piece of Soft Succulent. A small banner with a Gold heat embossed sentiment from the kit was just the right touch with a bit of a Linen Thread and Gold Gilded Gems! This card was so easy to make! 

I can't wait for you to see what my crafty friends have come up with today! You can click along the list below to see even more alternative ideas for this months kit!