Friday, September 21, 2018

Cutting Cafe Inspiration-Pumpkins and Autumn Goodness!

Welcome to some Cutting Cafe Inspiration!  Today we're all about the Pumpkins... and just some general yummy Autumn Goodness!  I'm sharing a couple new projects along with one I previously posted that may recognize or maybe you didn't see it yet!  I made all of these with the same Prima paper pad so I thought it would be fun to gather them together for today.

I made these with the Fun With Fry Boxes file!  These are so SUPER easy and quick to cut and put together.  The file comes with a few different styles of boxes... I used the plain and the pumpkin face.  Some have windows and some don't but they are all adorable.  And I've stuffed mine full so you can't see it now, but I used a coordinating paper for the inside layers.  So cute and as you can see they hold a lot of stuff!  I'm all ready for an autumn crop, right?  What a great gift to find at your table!

This was made with the awesome 3D Pumpkins cutting file!  This is the medium sized pumpkin from the set.  I pulled the file in and sized accordingly before making any changes.  I ended up cutting eight full, scored pumpkins.. but you can cut as many or as few as you like!  The more you cut, the fuller the pumpkin, but the less you will see the paper.  And the fewer you cut... well.. you get it!  This set does come with a beautiful leaf (which I did cut and will use later on a different project), some pretty tendrils and a pumpkin stump, but I used a thread spool (which you can't see and some pretty ribbon and some flowers and leaves from Petaloo to decorate the top of mine.  I did reinforce some of my folds with some score tape because I'm a little rough with my stuff and it's quick and easy enough to do that I'll probably just do that with all of them for the next one I make!  I also cut layers to put over the base pumpkin pieces (this cut is also included) and I love the way it really makes the pumpkin sturdy.

And then there's this!  I made this when we had some fun with Rosettes a little while ago... and I have plans for something else with this fun file so look for that soon.  But for this one I made a flower... the base is a large spool and it is two sided and you can check out the other side at this post if you'd like!

Don't you just LOVE Autumn!  And I love how easy it is to create cute decorations with some pretty paper and a few cutting files from The Cutting Cafe!  Now be sure to head on over to the Cutting Cafe Blog to check out today's post!  Comment there for a chance to win three files of your choice and then see what everyone else has created for you today!

Thanks for stopping and Come back soon!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Caffeine Fueled Paper Play - Rubbernecker Stamps

I'm up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog today and playing along with a challenge over at Rubbernecker Stamps Fan Group on Facebook!  Here's a sneak peek:

Hope you'll join me over there!

And I'm also playing along over at the Outlawz Challenges Twisted Thursday!  This week's twist is pearls... I was so excited to stumble across some teeny tiny pearl embellishments I had in my stash!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Paper Sweeties September 2018 Release Rewind

Welcome back for the Release Rewind over at Paper Sweeties!  We're sharing the new sets with you along with lots of old favorites!

Today I created a card that might be for a first day of school or college... you know... an older student that might ride their bike to school and stop for!

The new Sweeties outfit that comes on the I'm So Proud of you set is so adorable and perfect for a Fall outing!  I started with Emma and then stamped the outfit and created the plaid skirt just by drawing a lined pattern with my copics.  I don't worry about the lines being straight!  I colored the sweater in and then stamped one of the coffee beans from the Coffee Planner Set onto it and handwrote the #PSL underneath it (you could easily turn that coffee bean into a football now, couldn't you??).  Then I used some glittery gel pens to speckle it with some autumn colored glitter...Emma LOVES glitter!  I colored her socks to match her outfit and put it all together!  The Coffee planner set is also perfect to stamp a coffee cup for the Sweeties!

I stamped and cut the bicycle from the Hugs and Kisses Stamp and Sweet Cuts sets using a Terracotta colored ink pad.  Then I used my Copics to add some contrasting colors for the tires, hearts, inside the bike lines and the seat and handlebars.  I stamped, colored and cut the books from I'm So Proud Of You, but cut off the ABC's one... I figured at this point she probably doesn't need that!  And of course Emma stopped at home to pick up that cute pup from the Appointments Planner Set for her celebratory coffee.  I love that so many of the images from the planner sets can be used on cards as well, and many of them are just the right size to use as accessories to the Sweeties!

And I built my sentiment using the Best 1st Day Ever from I'm So Proud of You and the #Coffee from the Tackle Life One Cup At A Time Stamp set (which also has a cute outfit on it for Emma or Madison!)  Then I scattered a few sequins from the Latte Coffee mix and done!

Thanks for stopping!  Now be sure to check out what everyone else has created for you today:

Nancy Salkeld

And links to the new products available today:

Planner Series: Business Basics

And some of my old favorites that I used on today's project

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Paper Sweeties September 2018 Release Day!

Yay!  It's Release Day over at Paper Sweeties!  This month's new sets are available in the shop today!

For this one I created my background using the pencil and ruler in the new So Proud of You stamp set!  The first thing I did is cut my black layer and then swipe it with my antistatic powder.  I don't mind a little bit of splatter, but the black cardstock that I used has a real habit of holding onto the stray powder.  Then I used my Misti (what did I do before my mom bought this for me???) to keep my images lined up and help me position things the way I wanted.  I stamped a couple rows at a time and then heat embossed those before I went on so that I wouldn't accidentally smear what I'd already done.. because I would ya know!

Once I finished embossing, I added a spray of Nuvo drops in black and white.  I love using these as "splatter" when I want some control over where it goes and with the black background it's hard to get a good white splatter that shows up the way I wanted this one to.  I worked very hard to make it look a little bit!

Then I stamped and cut my apple out with the Homegrown Stamp and Sweet Cuts sets.  I colored it with my Copic markers, added the sentiment from I'm So Proud of You and mounted it on my woodgrain circle cut using the Scalloped Circle Frames.  Lastly I scattered around a few star embellishments from my stash!

I'm linking this one up over at Double Trouble where the challenge is School Days!  You should check it out!

Thanks for stopping!  Now be sure to check out what everyone else has created for you today:

Nancy Salkeld

And links to the new products available today:

Planner Series: Business Basics

And some of my old favorites that I used on today's project:

Friday, September 14, 2018

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #208 - Sequins!

Welcome to a new CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!  This time around we're challenging you to Use Your Sequins!  Create your project using a few or lots or all of your sequins and link up for your chance to win some free stuff!  Here's how I was inspired:

I decided to go with the obvious and create a shaker card!  I have a few and I use them a lot, but a few at a time scattered on a card is not going to make a dent.  So I used the 2nd largest Bubble Box Fri-Die and the next smallest to make a shaker frame.. nice and big... to fit lots of sequins!

I recently got the the InkOn3 Fadeout Ink for No Line Coloring.  It's formulated to work with Copics and I have to say it's pretty awesome!  I used it with the CAS-ual Fridays Somebunny stamp set to stamp and then color these adorable bunnies!  I'm no expert with the No Line Coloring, but I'm pretty happy with how these came out.

This guy from the set is actually hanging onto the moon... so cute... but for this one I needed a balloon so I traded the moon for the balloon that the other cutie pie was holding... just cut him out without the moon and stamped an extra balloon.

And this cute sentiment from the Somebunny set...there are quite a few... now... look at all of those luscious sequins!!

That's it for me today!  Hope you  enjoyed your visit!

Hope I've inspired you!  What are you playing for? 10 winning entries will be highlighted on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog the Thursday before a new challenge goes live!  We call it the Happy Hour!  In addition a $25 gift certificate goes to the overall winner.  AND if the chosen winner uses CAS-ual Fridays stamps and/or dies as the main focus for the card, the gift certificate increases to $50!

So what are you waiting for!  Nothing to lose and $25 to $50 of awesome stuff to gain!  Hope to see you over there

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to checkout this challenge... I can't wait to see what you create!  And don't forget to check out the inspiration from the team!  Some pretty awesome stuff going on there!

Paper Sweeties September 2018 New Release Sneak Peeks

Welcome to the first day of inspiration for this month's release!  The new set is called I'm So Proud of You!  Very cute set that contains some great sentiments, this pencil and ruler above that goes so well with the You Add Color To My Life stamp set that I used the crayon image from!

As usual, I tried to leave it a little bit open so it could be for a teacher as a thank you or a student as a congrats or encouragement... love that some of the sentiments on this set are like that... and I started with a woodgrain backdrop and some black to simulate a chalkboard feel.

I used my favorite coffee cup from the Keep Calm and Drink Coffee Sweet Cuts and some pretty paper from MFT.  You could even give this gift along with a pretty coffee cup filled with pens and pencils and such... maybe even a little bit of chocolate or coffee!  (I think my cup keeps getting bigger as I go

Love this sentiment!!

I'm playing along with a fun challenge over at the Double Trouble, School Days!  You should check it out and play along!

So, now is the time to check out what everyone has created for today!

Nancy Salkeld

And here are the Paper Sweeties products that I used today:

New Products & Links:

I'm so proud of you

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Graciellie Christmas Cheer AND A Contest!

Popping in quick to share a new digital set from Graciellie Design and some info about a fun contest going on over on the Coffee Loving Papercrafters group on Facebook!

I created this using the new Christmas Cheer digital set from Graciellie.  I decided this would be a fairly simple christmas card... something that maybe I could easily recreate a few times.  And I knew this would be perfect with the Sugar Plum papers from My Minds Eye from last year.  I don't have much of this paper left, but it's soooo pretty that if I stumble across it again I'll probably buy more.  So I decided to piece together a few strips of my favorite papers from the pack for this one.

AND I hardly ever use silver, but I know I!   So I bought some of the Silver Sequins foil over at Gina K and it was perfect with these papers along with a bit of soft and loose Copic coloring... and I'll give you a tip that my friend Jean Chaney gave me when I first started foiling... flat... the flat foil is so much easier to use than the rolls... and while I'll still buy a roll if it's in a color I must have... I just adore the flat packs that the Gina K Fancy Foils come in and the Decofoil rainbow foil that I used the other day.

I'm playing along with this week's Twisted Thursday over at the Outlawz Challenges with a Twist of Three of One Item... I used three of those pretty silver beads from Fun Stampers Journey!

I created this whole layout as one layer in Word, printed, and then foiled it in my Minc.  Easy peasy!  Thanks for stopping..  here's a look at the digital set and the digis that are in it:

AND now about the contest!  First, if you're not already a a member,  join us over at Coffee Loving Papercrafters... please be sure to answer all questions so we know that you know what you're getting into and you want to be there!   We have one main simple rule... all posts must have a theme of Coffee, Cocoa, or Tea and we hope that you'll share your favorite projects using these themes!  We are a Coffee Loving, Papercrafting Group!

THEN!  Create something using one of Graciellie's many beautiful Coffee themed sets and add it to the comment section of the post with the pic below AND share it outside of that post with the group!  Be sure to mention that you're playing along and add your project to the post so that it gets counted for the contest!  The prize is a whopping $75 Shopping Spree over at Graciellie's Digital Shop!!  That is a ton of beauty right there!  And if you don't have any Graciellie digital stamps YET, she's having a great sale on Fall sets (40% off) along with some wonderful coffee bundles or single coffee themed sets!  Don't worry! You'll still find plenty of other things you want when you win!!  Start shopping here!