Kindness Card for FF0043

Are you looking for a way to make the world a nicer place? Then this kindness card may just be the answer. It’s time to play at Festive Friday!kindness cardThis week’s  challenge is in honor of Bullying Prevention Day.  Your goal is to use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project.  I used Blue, Orange, Hearts, and an encouragement theme. I hope you will join in our challenge this week.

kindness card Because I am passionate about preventing bullying, this card, filled with symbolism, was easy for me to design and make.  I hope you enjoy it.

Colors of the Day
kindness cardThe Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

The sentiment, from the Abstract Impressions stamp set, says it all!   I inked it up in bold Pacific Point, which coordinates well with the Follow Your Art designer series paper.

kindness cardThe felt hearts, from the Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit, are perfect for adding texture and interest.   As for the image,  the little oxpecker and the mighty rhino were easily colored using Stampin’ Blends.  The Pacific Point twine bow on the rhino’s tail adds a touch of whimsy.

kindness cardDownload the FREE tutorial!  If you would like a printable copy of the details on how to create this kindness card,  just click on the tutorial button below to print off the instructions.   For more step-by-step tutorials, please visit my 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery!

Don’t forget to visit The Festive Friday team members for more inspiration.

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Clean and Simple Holiday Card for PP459

Looking for a clean and simple holiday card that will make the recipient say “WOW”? It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! (Brody update at end of post.)

clean and simple holiday cardThis week the super talented Anne Marie is hosting a Clean and Simple challenge. The goal is to feature metallics on your clean and simple card.  Because I am always scrambling in December to come up with cards to send out, I opted to create a clean and simple holiday card.  I can see myself creating a few more of these using a variety of background papers!

clean and simple holiday cardRemember, The Paper Players defines clean and simple as having the following characteristics:

  • Minimal layers and embellishments
  • Plenty of open space, aka “white” space
  • Simple and uncluttered
I had so much fun creating this “Metallic Marvel”. I can’t wait to see what YOU create!
Colors of the Day
clean and simple holiday card
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
With its combination of  metallic shimmer and simplicity, today’s clean and simple holiday card definitely packs a punch.  Champagne Foil, which was used to create the pine cone overlays, is a beautiful contrast to the Gold Foil pine boughs.
clean and simple holiday cardThe new Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink was used to stamp the simple sentiment, which is part of the So Many Stars stamp set. It has a very subtle sheen which is gorgeous in person. Icy blue Coastal Cabana Holiday Rhinestones add a touch of color and sparkle.

Clean and Simple Holiday cardDownload the tutorial! If you would like the complete details on how to create this clean and simple holiday card, including paper measurements,  just click on the tutorial button below to print off the instructions.  For more step-by-step tutorials, don’t forget to visit my 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery!

For more inspiration, please be sure to visit The Paper Player team members.

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Brody Update

Brody after surgeryBrody made it through surgery this past Wednesday. They were able to remove all of the tumor on his side. As for the tumor on the bottom of his foot, they removed all they could, but there was no room to assure clean margins. He did have to have his foot rebandaged on Thursday, and the new bandage does have more padding. He was checked out again on Saturday, and hopefully will be bandage free on Monday. This is definitely not the easiest place to have a surgery! His spirits are great, and he is eating, drinking, and even trying to play a little!

As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time…siggy-1

Halloween Treat Boxes for On the CASE

In the market for Halloween treat boxes? These cuties are quick and oh-so-easy.  Welcome to another edition of On the CASE with Ann & Nicole!

Halloween Treat Boxes

While I break down samples from current Stampin’ Up!® catalogs, my On the CASE partner, Nicole, is using her investigative skills to solve CASES throughout the crafting universe. Let the fun begin!

Coffin Shaped Halloween Treat Boxes
Holiday Catalog Pages 52 – 53
Halloween Treat Boxes Colors of the Day

Coffin Treat Boxes

Stamp:  Spooktacular Bash
Paper:  Smoky Slate (1″ x 3-3/4″, 2-1/2″ x 3″, 2″ x 1″), Whisper White cardstock (2-1/2″ x 2″, 1-3/4″ x 2″), Monster Bash Designer Series Paper (3″ x 3″ square of Newsprint pattern), Coffin Treat Boxes
Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento, Light Mango Melody Stampin’ Blend, Dark Real Red Stampin’ Blend, Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend
Other:   Ornate Frames dies, Stylish Scroll embossing folder,  Starburst punch, Banner Triple punch, Basic Black 3/8″ Scalloped Edge Ribbon, Real Red 1″ Ruched Ribbon, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Monster Bash Enamel Shapes,  Mini Glue Dots, SNAIL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Tear & Tape Adhesive

“On the CASE” Notes
Your Step-by-Step Guide
Dracula Box:

halloween treat boxes

1. Emboss the coffin lid using the Stylish Scroll embossing folder.  Assemble the box using Tear & Tape adhesive.

2.  Die cut the square Ornate Frame from Smoky Slate cardstock. Adhere to the box top.

3.  Ink the vampire image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Use Stampin’ Blends to color:  Frame – Light Mango Melody; Shirt – Dark Real Red; Background – Light Smoky Slate. Die cut using the coordinating Ornate Frame, and adhere to the Smoky Slate frame with dimensionals.

4.  Line the inside of the coffin using Real Red 1″ Ruched Ribbon.  Adhere using Tear & Tape adhesive.

5.  Ink the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, and die cut using the coordinating die.

6.  Create a bow from Basic Black 3/8″ Scalloped Edge Ribbon.  Add the sentiment to the bow using Whisper White Baker’s Twine. Adhere the bow to the treat box using glue dots.

7.  Accent with Basic Gray Monster Bash pearls.

8.  Fill with your favorite treats!

Spooktacular Halloween Box:

Halloween Treat Boxes

1. Emboss the coffin lid using the Stylish Scroll embossing folder.  Assemble the box using Tear & Tape adhesive.

2.  Add Basic Black Scalloped Ribbon around the edge of the box top.

3.  Emboss the Smoky Slate strip of cardstock using the Stylish Scroll embossing folder.  Create a “V” using the Banner Triple punch.  Add to the box top.

4.  Punch a Starburst from the Monster Bash Newsprint designer paper.  Adhere to the box.

5.  Ink the sentiment with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  Die cut using the appropriate Ornate Frame die.  Adhere to the box.

6.  Accent with a Skull and Crossbones Monster Bash enamel shape.

7.  Fill with your favorite treats!

Halloween treat boxesReady to make your own Halloween treat boxes?  Download the tutorial. Just click on the tutorial button below to print off the instructions.  For more step-by-step tutorials, don’t forget to visit my 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery!

Now head on over to Nicole at  Pixel Maven’s Retreat to see the CASE file she has been working on.  Nicole always writes the BEST tutorials!

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When checking out, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders of at least $75, but under $150, you’ll get a free gift from me. If your order is over $150, please do not apply the host code – you will be receiving your own host rewards, as well as your gift from me. All orders of $50 or more earn points toward my Loyalty Rewards Program (Details HERE).

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As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time…siggy-1