Wednesday, June 7, 2017

A Change of Scenery

After a busy day of swim lessons and potty training, this momma is excited to sit down for a few minutes and take a break!  Today's card is one for my upcoming camp and I'm really excited for how it came out!  I was inspired by a trip we took last weekend for my mom's birthday.  We went wine tasting and I thought the company and the scenery was wonderful. 

I am also a blogger that still reads other blogs and I was really excited to read about Kimberly Van Diepen using a Blender Pen to water color on Crumb Cake cardstock.  So I tried it out on this card and it was amazing even though I didn't use other ink colors like Kimberly did.  I just used the Blender Pen to shade the ink on the mountains and then a chalk marker to color in the clouds and the building.

I've been holding onto this set because it doesn't have any words in it so I wasn't sure how to use it for cards.  However, this time, I used the stamp set out of our new Soft Saying Card Kit.  We tend to buy these kits and then forget to use the stamp sets that come with them.  I wanted a card that could be used for male or female and also one that could be used for different occasions, so I chose to use the "I think you are wonderful" on the front and the Happy Birthday on the inside.

  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake (8 1/2 x 5 1/2, 4 x 2 3/4), Early Espresso (4 1/4 x 2 3/4), Whisper White (2 1/2 x 3/4)
  • Ink: Early Espresso
  • Stamps: Tuscan Vineyard, Soft Sayings (from Soft Sayings Card Kit - new)
  • Big Shot: Big Shot, Cutting Mats, Magnetic Platform, Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • Accessories: Chalk Marker, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Dauber, Blender Pen, Adhesive, Scissors


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Paper Pumpkin is creativity in a box.  It costs $19.95 plus tax and ships to your mailbox once a month.  It contains everything you need for your own creative escape.  Besides the instructions and pieces for the cards or project, it also contains ink and photopolymer stamps and usually the adhesive you need as well.  My subscribers will also get a project sheet with tips and additional ideas and instructions that they can make with the supplies in the kits and sometimes some supplemental supplies.  Sign up by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit!

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During the month of June, you can get $35 extra in free merchandise with a $350 party or order.  Contact me today if you are interested in being a host during June!


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Have a craftastic day,

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