Showing posts with label Monster Bash Designer Series Paper. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Monster Bash Designer Series Paper. Show all posts

Friday, October 4, 2019

Blogging Friends October 2019 Blog Hop: Things That Go Bump in the Night

Hello and welcome to my blog, today I am going to share with you my card for this month's Blogging Friends Blog Hop.  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all around the world. We love to get together on our blogs; to bring you fun themed projects with wonderful Stampin' Up! products the first Friday of each month.  This month our theme was Things That Go Bump in the Night.  Here's a look at my card.

There are always a lot of ghouls that go bump in the night this time of the year.  So I thought this sentiment was perfect for this month's theme.  I also thought all the ghoulish titles and images on the book made for the perfect imagery for my card this month.
I started out my card with just a simple Sahara Sand card base (4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2) and then picked this piece of Monster Bash designer series paper.  And matted it to a piece of Rococo Rose cardstock.  The designer series paper is the main focus of my card.  I love all the colors, and the little images on the spin and covers of the books, not to mention the books titles and all when you get close enough to read them.  To add the spookiness of the card I used the matching Spooktacular Bash Bundle to stamp the sentiment in versamark and white embossing powder.  I then cut it out using one of the Ornate Frames Dies, which by the way are perfect for any occasion.
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Friday, September 20, 2019

Boo to You Werewolf Gusseted Treat Bag by Rick Adkins

Hello and welcome to my blog; today Halloween is just around the corner and it's time to start making super easy and quick but cute treats; I am going to share with you one that I made and it's super easy to recreate.   Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year and I love to get ready for  them.  I was thinking the other day I may actually get organized and make some treat boxes and bags this year super early and actually fill them with candy.  It helps that I got my September Paper Pumpkin since I know that makes 20 treat boxes, so I was feeling inspired and came up with this little cutie using the Boo To You Stamp Set.  Here's a look at my project.

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The first thing I did was cut a piece of the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper (#150447) down to 
3" x 10".  This designer series paper was roughly scored at 2" & 6 1/2" on my Simply Score Scoring Tool.  So, you can get 4 inserts for your bags from one sheet of /designer series paper.  Which means if you used the entire pack of DSP for this project you would get 48 treat bag inserts.  Once I had the treat insert folded and scored it was time to put it into my 3" x 6" Gusseted Treat Bag (#141704).  Just a little side note if you don't have a scoring tool you can totally just measure it out with a ruler and fold the paper on those measurements, the papers so easy to fold it's not a big deal.  This is the method I prefer.  The 2" part of the designer series paper is the bottom of the bag.  You can place it in and put it on the bottom you may have to do a little work to get the gussets to sit down or you could add a little tape to the bottom.  I found that once it sat for a little while the bottom flaps were just fine.  The top flap folds over; you will want to fill the treat bag and then press in the gusseted sides flip the top part of the Designer Series paper over that and punch two holes.  You are punching through the gusseted bag and the designer series paper.  Make sure that your holes line up with the folded sides of the treat bag and then secure close with your ribbon.
Once I had the Designer Series Paper inserted into the bag I could then fill it with treats.  It was time to dress it up just a little.  So I stamped the werewolf from the Boo To You Stamp Set (#150550) in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a piece of whisper white cardstock that I cut out using the largest stitched oval die from the Stitched Shapes Die set.  I then colored him using my Stampin' Blends.  You can find a full list of the colors that I used in the Stampin' Up! Shopping List below.  I then stamped my greeting at the top in Old Olive and added a couple of the Googly Eyes from the Assorted Googly Eyes pack using just a little Liquid Glue.  I then popped the oval up on the front flap with a couple dimensionals.  And, that my friends finished off my cute little treat bag.

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I have a Online Class going on right now that you can purchase the products form using the monthly Host code to get enrolled in.  You simply purchase the items listed here and use the host code for this month.  In this class we are making six boxes, Cards with matching envelopes and six tags.  If you're not into Halloween you can substitute products of equal or greater value to meet your needs.  This class looks beautiful with any of our Designer Series Papers.  I will tell you that you have to use 12 x 12 paper for this class 6 x 6  will not work.  But I have everything you need listed in the class Shopping Cart for you all you have to do is follow the instructions to order.  
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Monday, September 9, 2019

Hey There Pumpkin!

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you another project for my 12 days of FALL series.  If you are just visiting my blog for the first time welcome, if you are returning welcome back.  Today, I am sharing a card made using the Harvest Hello Stamp Set (#150581) from the 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  This is a super cute stamp set that allows you to create apples, pumpkins, and jack-o-lanterns.  And, it has a matching apple builder punch, hello that's a great thing to have.  You can use it for back to school projects as well as Fall.  My card today features a Fall themed card that's very clean and simple.

I have started a little series celebrating the joy and colorful splendor of Fall one of my favorite seasons.  As each morning is getting cooler and as the leaves start to change color I wanted to share some Fall themed projects with you.
If you noticed we have missed a few days in this series I had a few computer issues over the weekend.   So, I had to do a little work on my laptop and it took longer than expected Saturday.  Which means I didn't get my weekend posts up, so they will be moved to later in the week.  Which is okay let's get into today's card shall we.
I stamped my pumpkin on a piece of scrap Whisper White Cardstock (#100730) using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (#132708).  I picked this ink be I knew I wanted to use my Stampin' Blends to do a little coloring.  Once I had the pumpkin, stem, and the pumpkin leaf stamped out I set them aside to dry just for a little bit.  I have a very juicy Memento Black pad so it was better to let the ink dry a little then to go right in gun ho and start coloring.  I didn't want to smear my either of the images and that could have happened if I started coloring to soon.  So in the meantime I needed to find the other elements of my card.
For my designer series paper elements I picked the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper (#150447)  I know strange right.  Yes, this beautiful damask pattern comes from this years Halloween designer series paper.  It's a beautiful pattern and if your not into Halloween there's always the reverse side of the paper that has a more subtle pattern on it.  I thought this one was just screaming to be used.  There's also a pattern similar to this one but in Basic Gray in this pack.  I attached my little strip of designer series paper to my Crushed Curry (#131199) card base.  My card base measured 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4, and my strip of designer series paper was cut at 2 x 5 1/2.  Once I had those decisions made prepped and ready to go I could work on the coloring.
For my coloring I started out with a layer of Light Daffodil Delight (#144586) and colored the entire pumpkin and leaf with that color to get a nice base color down.  I wanted the pumpkin and leaf to have a little bit of light in them so that's why I went with that color.  Next I added a little of the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blend (#144585) to start building in my Shadows on the pumpkin.  All of the dark colors were put in where the shadows would naturally be on the curves of the pumpkin; where one section met the next.  I colored this way to give it a feeling a roundness.  I also colored in the shape of the pumpkin, meaning because it has a more rounded shape I followed the lines of the image and colored up to down and not side to side.  This allowed for a more rounded look than if I had just colored it in with a side to side motion.  I know you've seen images that have been colored before and thought something's not right and just couldn't figure out what it maybe.  Well, chances are it was how it was colored in and the direction they colored.
Once I had the dark starting to take shape it was time to start adding in more colors, so I went with the next logical choice Light Pumpkin Pie (#144578) and colored in the same way.  Then I moved to the Dark Pumpkin Pie (#144577) filling in my darkest shadows.  After that I reversed the process and started blending my colors.  I started with the dark pumpkin pie blend in the same areas as before and blended it out with the light pumpkin pie.  That was blended with the dark daffodil, and the dark daffodil was blended with the light.  I did this on each section of the pumpkin until everything was smooth and blended.  I then colored the leaf starting with my dark daffodil delight and then used my  Light Old Olive Stampin' Blend (#144574) and my Dark Old Olive Stampin' Blend (#144573).  There's not as much coloring real estate on the leaf so it wasn't a lot of blending.  I colored the stem in with a Dark Crumb Cake Stampin' Blend (144581) and just did two layers so it looked like there was a little color variation.
Once all the coloring was done it was time to punch the pumpkin out with the Apple Builder Punch (#150663) which again matches the Harvest Hello Stamp Set.  And, you can save 10% on both the stamp set and punch when you buy them as part of the Harvest Hello Bundle (#153037).  The punch will punch out the stem but it will not punch out this particular leaf.  I had to do a little fussy cutting, but it was really easy to do.  Once I had my little pumpkin cut out it was time to start finishing the card.
) figured out the placement of the pumpkin and stamped the little curly cues you see sometimes on pumpkins in a little Early Espresso Ink (#147114) and I actually need to reink my pad but it was actually what I was looking for when I stamped so I went with it.  I then layered the stem and the leaf on to my pumpkin.  I did this with a little liquid glue and then added a Mini dimensional behind the leaf and a regular dimensional where it would hold the stem and the pumpkin together.  I then added a few more around the pumpkin to make sure everything was popped up.  I peeled off the backings and added the pumpkin where I wanted it.  Next I stamped my sentiment on a scrap of Whisper White.  I picked the sentiment Hey There, Pumpkin (it made me laugh) in Pumpkin Pie Ink (#147086) and then used my Paper Snips (#103579) to cut it out and make two small little banners.  Well, now I had to figure out how I was going to attach these little banners to the card.  I could have just glued them with my liquid glue but it just didn't feel right.  They needed to be popped up also.  The sentiment was two small for mini dimensionals since I cut them apart.  So my solution was to use the Foam Adhesive Strips (#141825) they were the perfect size to fit behind the little strips.
To finish off the card I added some of the Pumpkin Pie rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#150457).  I love these little rhinestones from the Holiday Catalog because they come in Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie and Shaded Spruce.  The perfect little embellishment for the holiday season.
Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you have enjoyed my little Pumpkin Card as much as I had fun making it.  If you need any of the supplies you have seen here today you can pick them up in my online store, by clicking on the image in the shopping list below.
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