Paper Pumpkin - the stamping kit in the mail



It's the 10th of the month, so today is cutoff for registering for Paper Pumpkin if you would like to receive the January kit. If you are already registered and you would like to sit out the month, be sure to log in and request to skip.

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Birthday Fiesta, Washi Tape tip


It's actually raining outside, some thing we haven't seen much of this year. I'm sure our grass appreciates it and so do we because it means we feel less guilty about putting errands off for another day. While my guys play some video games together, I've escaped to my craft table to play with the Birthday Fiesta stamp set and coordinating Fiesta Time framelits. (The sentiment shown is from a past Paper Pumpkin kit.) I haven't finished it yet, but here's a peek at the almost-finished card. Hope you like it!

Layout based on Cas(e) this sketch #103

A little tip on using Washi Tape as a tool. Sometimes our Framelits (metal dies) want to dance around on us instead of staying in place. Consider using a small piece of Washi to hold it in place:

This works well for stamped images or when you want to cut in a specific place like the edge above. If you are cutting in the center of your card stock and are worried about the tape being too tacky, just press it against a cloth a time or two. I'll be honest - I used my shirt... But if you don't want to go there any rag will do ;)

Stampin' Up! Releases 2017 Occasions Catalog


Tomorrow is the big day!

So here's a little teaser featuring a beautiful stamp set called Beautiful You. These stamps, one of the many being released in the 2017 Occasions Catalog, contain three separate images of women plus 8 sentiments and two "scribble" images for adding a splash of color. 

Stamps: Beautiful You (available beginning January 3, 2017)
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Shimmery White
Other: Watercolor Pencils (available beginning January 3, 2017)

Organizing card stock


Organization of supplies always seems like a hot topic with crafters! I recently ran across a few videos by crafty people sharing craft room tours. The rooms were awesome - I kid you not - but unless I kick someone out that's not going to be happening here any time soon ;) There were ideas to be used though, and one in particular stuck out. Jennifer McGuire opened up one of her supply drawers immediately next to her work station and showed how she keeps card fronts cut, scored and ready to go. Now that's something I can do! 

In the box are card fronts cut 4 1/4" x 11 which means they are "top fold" cards. The others (to the right) are cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", so they are "side fold" cards. If you don't have a drawer at your disposal, check to see if you have any boxes available. The one you see above is a box we used to sell for holding Bigz Dies and it's the perfect size!

Thanks for joining me on my little escape today!

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