Petal Potpourri for the Paper Players

Petal Potpourri, World of Dreams

 

Hello Stampers! If I had a nickel for every game of tic-tac-toe I have played in my lifetime, I would be a very rich woman right now! It is such a simple game and the one that I played with each of my children from a very early age. We especially loved the restaurants that covered the tables with that long sheet of white paper! My kids and I would barely have time to eat! The paper would be covered in large and small tic-tac-toe boards. My strategy was always the same (when they got old enough to understand and could handle losing), try to get two winning “3 in a row” so that they could block one but not the other. Why am I telling you that? Well, I did it today with my card! I bet you can see that my card fits two rows – not just one! How much fun is that?! This challenge has always been my favorite with the Paper Players and I really enjoyed this one!

There are two parts of the card that you might not be able to see without me telling you. Otherwise, if you have questions about other parts, just let me know in a comment. First, the focal flower is three layers: the first (bottom) is punched with the Flower Medallion punch (no stamping), then the second layer is stamped with Petal Potpourri, and lastly, the flowers is stamped, punched then cut into individual petals and glued on. Once that was done, I covered it with a button. That way, I was using the same stamp and punch but making the layer just a little smaller – like a real flower!

And at the bottom of the card, I was looking for a wide ribbon in Pear Pizzazz. The chevon ribbon was not wide enough so I took the Natural 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon and sponged ink on it. Then, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon was used to layer on top with the Pear Pizzazz 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon layered on top.

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Petal Potpourri, World of Dreams
  • Paper: So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz
  • SU Tools: Spring Flowers TIEF, Deco Label Framelits, Flower Medallion Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
  • Finishing Touch: Natural 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Pear Pizzazz 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Subtles Candy Dots, Very Vintage Designer Buttons

Challenge Rules:

  1. Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.pp238
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL. Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!

 

 

I hope you’ll stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at The Paper Players.  We would love for you to join us before the challenge closes on Friday, April 3rd at Noon (PDT).

The Paper Players Design Team

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Happy Stampin’!

Debbie

 

It’s a Balloon Bash

Balloon Bash

Hello, Stampers! I have been wanting to use the sentiments for Birthday Bash for awhile now. I first saw the color challenge over at ColorQ and decided it was time to really expand my challenge horizons. Then the sketch challenge at Pals Paper Arts came out, and that one really intimidated me but hoped combining the two challenges would help me come up with something totally different than what I normally make. My card is a bit of a stretch for the sketch but I think I will give it a shot anyway. Do you ever start with one idea but end up with a card that came out of nowhere? Well, that is this card for me! Seize the Birthday is a challenge blog that I found by accident this week and since it is “anything goes” this week, I thought it would be fun to submit my card there as well.

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IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Balloon Bash
  • Paper: Perfect Plum, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
  • Ink: Perfect Plum, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Old Olive, Smoky Slate
  • SU Tools: Artisan Label
  • Finishing Touch: Rhinestone Basic Jewels

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So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie

Your Perfect Day with Retro Rubber

Your Perfect Day, Artisan Embellishment Kit, Something BorrowedIt’s time for more wonderful inspiration from the Retro Rubber Design Team! Our challenge is starting its second week to use Embossing Powder in your card project. How fun is THAT! I decided to play along again but this time with a brand new stamp set because it is fun to play with them, too! I am also submitting this card to Mojo Monday. I really love this challenge blog and haven’t play with them in a little while. Their sketch was the perfect inspiration for my card!RRBC10

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My sentiment was embossed with VersaMark and Blackberry ink with Clear Embossing Powder then the pretty wreath was embossed the same way with Sahara Sand. The bow was made from a lovely velvet ribbon in the Occasions Artisan Embellishment Kit. I have been waiting for just the right card to use it and decided that this card needed that elegant touch.

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Your Perfect Day
  • Paper: Something Borrowed DSP, Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
  • Ink: VersaMark, Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Sand
  • SU Tools: 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch,
  • Finishing Touch: In Color Accessory Pack (SAB), Pearl Basic Jewels, Gold Metal Buttons, Clear Embossing Powder

I hope you’ll stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.  We would love for you to join us before the challenge closes on Friday, March 27th.

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So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie

Remembering Your Birthday with the Bow Builder Punch for PP237

Remembering Your Birthday, Pictogram Punches, Bow Builder Punch, Painted Blooms

Hello Stampers! You all knocked our socks off with the Floral Challenge last week over at the Paper Players! Wow, if you haven’t seen them, I hope you will go and take a look. This week the wonderfully talented LeAnne has a very versatile sketch challenge for us. I really enjoyed this one so much! I know that the floral challenge is over but I am so ready for Spring that I need to see paper ones at the very least. I made this one out of the Bow Builder Punch with the center from the Bouquet Bigz L die. The background DSP is from my most favorite yet, Painted Blooms. I ran it through the Big Shot in the Spring Flowers TIEF for a little light texture. The Banner Punch and Bitty Banner Framelits are so useful in getting them done easily, quickly and perfect every time. I used the flower and heart stamps from Pictogram Punches for more flower fun! The only detail I forgot was putting pearls in the center of the little flowers. I didn’t notice until I uploaded the photo so I will definitely add them before sending this card out.

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Remembering Your Birthday, Pictogram Punches
  • Paper: Painted Blooms DSP, Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
  • Ink: Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz
  • SU Tools: Bow Builder Punch, Spring Flowers TIEF, Scallops TIEF, Bouquet Bigz L die, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Bitty Banner Framelits, Banner Punch

So, now it’s your turn to have some fun with this great sketch challenge. I hope you’ll stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at The Paper Players.  We would love for you to join us before the challenge closes on Friday, March 27th at Noon (PDT).

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So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie

It’s Spring with Paper Pumpkin

I got a little behind with my Paper Pumpkin since the beginning of the year. We have been doing some work in our house that started with an estimated time of two weeks but lasted two months! I have been cleaning and reorganizing every room of the house along with closets and cupboards. I have donated and thrown away so much stuff that Peter Walsh will be so proud of me! LOL Anyway, I was finally able to get a chance to play with the wonderful Paper Pumpkin and decided to get out the February kit.  Here is the video of how the kit is put together:

Isn’t it a great Paper Pumpkin?! I love getting it in my mailbox every month! It is perfect for a quick project, to put together with children or grandchildren, or just for a time when you are stuck or in a rut with your own papercrafting creativity. After putting a couple together from this kit (they will make wonderful gifts and I can even tuck in a gift card!), I decided to do something totally different with the next one. I  am now thinking that I can do something like this on the BACK of the THANKS to make it something that they can display longer. Anyway, here is what I made:

Papillon Potpourri, Flower Shop, Paper Pumpkin, Best Year Ever, Banner

I am submitting this project to My Pumpkin Challenge, a wonderful challenge blog that always inspires! MPC

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Papillon Potpourri, Flower Shop
  • Paper: Best Year Ever, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
  • Ink: Smoky Slate
  • SU Tools: Perfect Print Alphabet Bigz Die, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Pansy Punch
  • Finishing Touch: Paper Pumpkin February Kit

So, I hope you liked my project today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie

Peaceful Petals is Bloomin’ Marvelous

Peaceful Petals, Bloomin' Marvelous, HardwoodIt’s time for another Retro Rubber challenge! I know you are going to love this one! Embossing is one of the techniques that really attracted me to making cards. When I found embossing powders in different  colors, I was hooked! There was a time (probably before I learned to use blender and aqua pens, etc.) that I used it on everything! lol

This card started out choosing Peaceful Petals stamp set. The stamps in this set are so pretty so I sure wish it had stayed around longer! It definitely will be sticking around in my craft room for a long time! After coloring that beautiful bloom, I went in search for something to go with it and found the hummingbird in Bloomin’ Marvelous. The rest of the card was lots of fun and everything except the background stamp from Hardwood was embossed! I love stamping onto VersaMark then my chosen ink color and covering it in Clear Emboss Powder for lots of shine. Plus I don’t need to worry about random emboss powder on my images. And if you do see any flecks, it is from my newest favorite cardstock, Natural White. I love the way it stamps up and is thicker than Whisper White and Very Vanilla. So, now it’s YOUR turn! Grab your heating gun and get back to doing magic with your embossing powder!

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Peaceful Petals, Bloomin’ Marvelous
  • Paper: Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Natural White
  • Ink: Versa Mark, Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight
  • SU Tools: Labels Framelits
  • Finishing Touch: Clear Emboss Powder, Neutrals Candy Dots, Pearls Basic Jewels, Blendabilities pens: Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi

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So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie