Wednesday, November 25, 2020
The November Paper Pumpkin: Jolly Gingerbread is a cute kit. You get enough supplies to make 15 of these awesome gift card holders. Of course these are cute...but check out the other options too!
The bases of the gift card holders are like this. You fold the flap in, adhere tape, and fold over to create the pocket for the gift card. But when you cut the flap off, you create a little card. And if you cut off the flap and cut the seam, you'll create tags. Both of these ideas are the alternatives that Stampin' Up! provided.
Below are the gift tags. Super cute and easy...you can get 30 of them from this kit!
And how cute are these little cards! Just by cutting off the flap. How stinkin cute!
Now I'll show you the alternative that I came up with. Ya all know I love my 3x3 cards. I used one of the stamps that looks like a gingerbread house and created two similar but different cards.
On the first one, I embossed with gold. By using the blushing bride candy button, I was able to highlight the details on the gingerbread house. On the second sample, I used Memento Ink and Stampin' Blends. This is a more traditional "gingerbread" house. I used a little Vellum with Staz On Ink to add a saying without covering up the beautiful coloring.
Oh those "peppermint" adhesive embellishments really adds a finishing touch.
Monday, November 16, 2020
I love to have a little challenge and the SU Color Challenge is a great way for me to think outside the box. These colors instantly screamed fall to me.
The sunflower really made these colors pop! Granny Apple Green, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, and Early Espresso.
This amazing image looks great colored in or tone on tone. When I colored, all the colors used weren't in the Blends collection. So I used a combination of blends and markers to get the colors that I needed to complete the challenge.
I have really enjoyed making these "slim" line cards as well. I really love this layout with the larger sunflower. To create the background, since the wood grain embossing folder isn't as long as the cardstock, you will line up the edge of the last panel with the edge of the cardstock that isn't embossed. Just make sure to turn it the right way so that the raised/debossed parts of the background go the same direction.
I hope you enjoyed this creation! I know it's a bit past October and the new challenge out but wanted to share this amazing creation with you!
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