Archives for September 2010

World Card Making Day

World Card Making Day is Saturday, October the 2nd! This special celebration first began 5 years ago, when Papercrafts magazine organized a special card making day for their subscribers. Word quickly spread though, and with the help of the internet the celebration soon had spread world wide. Observed the first Saturday of October, it kicks off the holiday card-making season, the most popular time for creating and sharing handmade greetings.

 

World Card Making day celebrates the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection that they create between friends and family. I hope you get to stamp at least one card this Saturday!

 

I am giving away a free set in honor of the day! To win, just leave a comment on my blog at Stampinbuzz.com on Saturday, October the 2nd and tell me what you are doing to celebrate the day, even if it’s just gathering inspiration for your holiday projects.

 

I’ll have a couple of fun challenges to inspire you and if you do get a chance to stamp some cards, send me a photo. Email it to me at Belinda@stampinpad.com I would love to share them on my blog next week! If you do share a card (that you stamped on Saturday), I’ll give you two extra chances to win the free set!

 

 

 

 

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Harvest or Thanksgiving Blessing Mix


This is another project we did for stamp camp this month. We used the little brown paper bags from the Holiday mini catalog to present a gift of Harvest Blessing Mix. We have done this with a cello bag and topper in the past, but the harvest mix was the first thing I thought of when I saw these little bags! This is also called Thanksgiving Blessing Mix.
Harvest Blessing Mix
We stamped a quick tag using the new Decorative Label punch and sponged a couple of leaves from the Autumn Splendor set. The blessing mix ingredient list was printed off on the computer and attached to the back of the bag. You can find the printout with the recipe for the mix and the ingredient label here.

Enjoy!

Belinda

 

Stampin Stuff

Stamps

Autumn Splendor ~ Grateful Greetings

Ink

Crumb Cake ~ Cajun Craze ~ Early Espresso ~ Riding Hood Red

Paper

Cajun Craze ~ Crumb Cake ~ Early Espresso

Fun Stuff

~ Decorative Label punch ~ Mini Library Clips ~ Mini Lunchbags

 

Halloween Greeting

Greeting Card Kids

 

I knew I wanted to start with the Spider web on this card and I wanted to make it shimmer like a real web. I used a very sparse amount of the Frost White shimmer paint on a sponge dauber and lightly rubbed it over the raised web. I love the effect. Loved it so much that I didn’t want to cover it up, so I scaled down the image and sentiment to highlight the web!

 

Stampin’ Stuff

Stamps: Greeting Card Kids and Grateful Greetings
Ink: Black StazOn, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Basic Gray, More Mustard and Pumpkin Pie classic inks
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry card stock
Fun Stuff: Big Shot, Spider Web embossing folder and circle dies, 1 3/8 inch square punch and 1 1/4 inch square punch, Frost White shimmer paint

 

 

Season of Friendship

Season of Friendship

This was one of the fall cards that we made at Stamp Camp last week. I love the little owl from the new Aviary set and thought he would be too cute with this set! The Top Note die atop a simple layer or two is a great go to design for a quick and easy card. Just simple stamping on this one, but the colors are so rich it really grabs your attention. Love the new Cajun Craze!

Thanks for stopping by!

Belinda

 

Stampin Supplies

Stamps

Season of Friendship ~ Aviary

Ink

Early Espresso ~ Cajun Craze ~ Always Artichoke ~ More Mustard ~ Riding Hood Red

Paper

Whisper White ~ Early Espresso ~ Cajun Craze

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Top Note Die ~ Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon

 

Harvest Home

I made this card for a challenge over on a new challenge blog that is just starting up called SUO Challenges. There are a ton of challenge blogs out there and they are designed to get your creativity flowing. When you challenge yourself in ways outside of your normal style or comfort zones, you will be amazed at how your confidence in designing your own cards will flourish. I have played along with challenges before, but this is the first time I have actually posted to a challenge blog. Usually, I start a card, but before I can finish it the deadline has passed! This is a new design blog and I recognize and admire many of the design team members. The challenge is to make a fall card. That was easy since I am in fall mode right now!

Thanks for stopping by!

Belinda

 

Stampin Stuff

Stamps

Harvest Home ~ Grateful Greetings

Ink

Black StazOn ~ Cajun Craze ~ Early Espresso ~ Pumpkin Pie ~ Soft Suede ~ More Mustard ~ Riding Hood Red ~ Tea Stain

Paper

Very Vanilla ~ Pumpkin Pie ~ Early Espresso

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Corner Rounder Punch ~ Blender Pens ~ Bigz Clear Scallop Square ~ Vintage Wallpaper EF ~ Pumkin Pie Satin Ribbon

 

We Have Designer Fabric!

Did you know we have designer fabric in the new Holiday mini catalog? We do! You can use our Big Shot dies to cut the fabric and create some amazing projects, including purses and quilts. We have a fabric adhesive sheet that will make it very easy to use the fabric to cover notebooks, chipboard, metal and much more to make a wide variety of gift items. Of course, you can use the fabric with any pattern of your choice and then use stamps and papers that coordinate to create all kinds of gift ensembles. I will be focusing on a few of these ideas in the weeks to come but for now, here is a quick little video to introduce you to our new designer fabrics!

 

 

 

Lil’ Pumpkin Girl

Greeting Card Kids

 

Oh my goodness, I am so loving this September weather! It has inspired me to play with the little pumpkin girl from the Greeting Card Kids set. I used a lot of fun tools and embellishments from the Holiday mini catalog. I also used a sketch that I made, which you will be seeing again, probably on World Card Making day.

 

There is a piece of the black waffle paper behind the oval layer, which has been embossed using the spider web embossing folder. It is subtle and a little hard to see in the photograph. I also use the Black Flourish designer jewels from the Holiday mini, as well as the new Tasteful Trim die to create the layered scallops.

 

Stampin’ Stuff

 

Stamps: Greeting Card Kids
Ink: Black StazOn, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Rich Razzleberry Ink refills and Markers
Paper: Basic Black, Cajun Craze and Rich Razzleberry card stock, Black waffle paper, Wicked Fun specialty paper, watercolor paper
Fun Stuff: Black Flourish designer jewels, Basic Black Waffle Paper, Spider Web textured embossing folder, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die, Oval dies and Big Shot, aquapainters and blender pen

 

 

New Holiday Mini Catalog!

 

Oh my, this Holiday Mini is Fabulicious!! There are so many things to love. I have had so much fun playing with my new toys and embellishments. I will be posting more card ideas tomorrow, but in the meantime. Click on the catalog to take a peek at this wonderful new lineup of amazing stamps, tools and accessories for all of your upcoming Fall and Holiday projects!

 

 

Demonstrators who sign up between now and October 18th will receive this wonderful tote with their starter kit. What a great way to carrty projects to your workshops!

 

 

World Card Making day is October 2nd. Stay tuned for details on activities I will have planned for this event!