Designer Paper: From Drab to FAB!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I am sharing the video replay of my Facebook LIVE last night. I shared how you can take your Designer paper from Drab to FAB!! Watch while I show you several card featuring different techniques used to enhance your designer paper.

Let’s begin with the video …

Here is the finished card featuring the pumpkins…. All cards featured in the video were using the Rustic Harvest Designer paper.

Now I loved this paper because of it’s versatility but when I started coloring it … well, I flipped head over heels!! Isn’t the transformation amazing! I really liked the paper before but adding that color totally transforms it to another level.

NOW … it’s time to share the finished floral card ….

WOW!! How stunning are our flowers. As I compare my two floral cards … pretty before, but simply stunning afterwards. These designer papers were created for those of us who love to explore and discover new dimensions in our paper crafting. By the way … the dimensions for this card are the same as the pumpkin card and they are shown in the video.

Thank you for hanging out with me and checking out today’s blog post.

Have an amazing day!

I have a list of supplies used for the two colored cards show here today. You can click on anyone of them for more details about the product or to begin shopping.

Scary Cute Halloween Card & Video

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have the replay of last nights Facebook LIVE presentation. I featured the Scary Cute bundle using the Corner Fold Fun Fold but with a twist. I’ll be showing you a different layout to this common fun fold then give you some ideas on how to use the dies.

Grab a coffee and sit back and relax while I show you this scary cute card ….

This fun fold is easy to do and as you’ve seen, you can either use the horizontal / landscape layout or the vertical / portrait style and any occasion works with this layout… so have fun! I absolutely love the different looks you can create with this bundle … a touch scary and a whole lot of cute.

I’ll start with today’s card and then share some of the cards I have presented before …

Halloween is only 8 weeks away so if I’ve inspired you with this bundle, I have added the links below for your shopping convenience. Thank you for taking the time to visit me today.

Stop back tomorrow to see the new promotions Stampin’ Up! has announced. BUT … Don’t forget that today is the last day to enjoy the Sale-a-bration FREE Products.

Have a good day ~

Here is my list of ingredients for today’s card ….

A Dazzling Halloween …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to bewitch you with a Dazzling Halloween Card! From a simple Black & White pattern from the Rustic Harvest Designer Paper to a fun and colorful card that’s a treat for any of your ghouls and goblins.

Now that you’ve seen the card, I invite you to sit back and join me for a quick video … it is a replay of my Summer Sale-a-bration / Mini Catalog Celebration Party. Enjoy!!

Now … wasn’t that easy? The Glitter Washi Tape fits nicely between the lines and goes down easily. The Scary Cute Bundle creates a hauntingly inviting image that sits on a piece of die cut vellum to really make it pop. If you’ve watched the video to the end … you got to see two of the cards that I had showcase on my blog earlier.

I thank you for joining me today. Hope you have a good day!

Here are the links to the products that I used in today’s card ….

Warmth of the Season

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I couldn’t resist … I had to share one more card (for now) using the Rustic Harvest Designer paper and bring you the Warmth of the Fall Season. I know you know how to use the “colored” paper so I have another way to highlight the black & white. Let’s take a look at this gorgeous paper …

See, I bet you have ideas spinning around in your head with what you would like to do with all the beautiful colored patterns, but I want to share how to have fun with the black and white.

Yesterday’s card highlighted the “Blending Brushes” and transforming the black and white to a soft fall background. Wait till you see today’s card!! Grab your fall colored ink pads (I’m using Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, and Crushed Curry) … then grab your sponge daubers. Don’t have any? I put the link below be cause you are going to want these handle little coloring tools in your stamp collection!

Is this not a WOW card!?! It really takes you right to those beautiful sunny fall days … Call me crazy but I love to look up into the trees when the sun is shining through those beautiful colors, it’s magical. I can almost smell it now. Sorry … drifted off into my happy place for a minute there! lol The paper has the perfect detail of the leaves and some spattering to age them a bit … all I had to do was sponge (dauber) the colors onto it.

The beautiful sentiment comes from the Very Best Occasions Bundle (pg. 68 in your Jul-Dec Mini Catalog). There are so many heart-felt sentiments in this stamp set and a couple of cute fun ones as well … and as for the bundle, well that is the Very Best Trio Punch.

Get three punches in one with the Very Best Trio Punch! These punches are designed to create perfect corner cutouts and openings you can thread ribbon through. Choose from a straight edge or a detailed corner to add an extra touch to labels, tags, and sentiments. You can punch the detailed corner design two ways: by just rotating the paper clockwise or punch the top and bottom corners so that they mirror each other. This punch is a triple threat that you can use with any stamp set or dies. So let’s get crafting!

Today’s card may look detailed but it is so simple to create with the right tools. I have linked all of the products I used on today’s card for your convenience.

Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me. It’s a beautiful day here in Wisconsin, I hope you are enjoying your day as well.

Here is today’s supply list ….

Endlessly Grateful Rustic Harvest

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Are you ready for some more Rustic Harvest Designer paper? I had so much fun playing with this paper this weekend. It gets me thinking of my favorite season – Autumn. I pictures those warm days (not hot) and cool nights with a campfire and some smore’s … let’s not forget everything Pumpkin Spice! lol

Speaking of pumpkin, I pulled out the Pumpkin Pie for this card, along with Cajun Craze and my Blending Brushes to color this once black and white designer paper. Once you’ve colored your paper, you can layer it over your Basic White mat. Then secure it to your card front.

That pretty little pumpkin was fussy cut from the same Rustic Harvest paper … just another pattern. It’s elegance in white is why I chose a white mat for may card, I just think it ties everything together nicely.

The “Endless Grateful” sentiment comes from the Very Best Occasions stamp set in the Mini Catalog, and was die cut using the Scallop Contours Dies.

The pumpkin and the greeting are both popped up using dimensionals. I love the simplicity of and beauty of this card … the blending brushes apply to color so smooth and easily and really turn this black and white paper into an autumn wonderland.

Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog today.

Enjoy ~

Lovely Flowers

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am back from my Summer Sale-a-bration Party and will have lots to show you over the next few days! Today I’m starting out with the beautiful Rustic Harvest Designer Paper …

The majority of this card is designer paper, the beautiful pattern makes cardmaking a breeze. Even the butterfly is designer paper!! I matted the designer paper with Crushed Curry and then mounted it onto the Basic Black card base.

My greeting comes from the Lovely You stamp set … it’s kind of my “go to” stamp set with it’s versatile greetings. I trimmed off two of the corners with the New Trio punch. To finish off my card I added some of the Iridescent Rhinestones.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have yourself a good day ~

Here are the items I used to make this card ….