JANUARY MY PAPER PUMPKIN IDEAS

OMG – I am loving this month’s kit!  Once I had the pieces spread out on my table, my mind was just flooded with all kinds of ideas on how else I could use this cute kit!  I came up with three alternate ideas.  Here is my first project – A wall hanging:

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It turned out sooo cute!  My next project was a wreath:

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My last project was a subway art card which turned out kinda cool because it looked good turned either way!  Here is opening it upwards or you could turn it sideways and it still works!

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Subway Art Sideways

One last look at my wall hanging – loved how it turned out!

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IF you are a My Paper Pumpkin subscriber of mine, then I will be sending you a PDF of closeups of my banner and instructions on how to put it together along with the instructions for each of these projects and some other alternative projects not listed here but are exclusive only to my subscribers.

Would you like the PDF also?  Become one of My Paper Pumpkin subscribers and you will get exclusive alternative project ideas in a PDF file every month using the monthly kit. Please be sure to designate me (Gail Emmons – zip, 14514) as your demonstrator to get a copy of these projects each month.  You can take advantage of a special going on during Sale-A-Bration by clicking HERE – a great deal!

Pumpkin Hugs!

~ Gail

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOUBLE HEART EASEL TUTORIAL

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As promised, here is the tutorial for my double heart easel card that you can print out and follow along!

This is what I used:  Hearts Collection Framelits, More Amore Designer Series Paper from the Spring Mini Catalog, Primrose Petals Card stock, Crumb Cake Cardstock, Whisper White card stock, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Paper Doilies, Flower Trim, Antique Brad.

Cut card stock:  Primrose Petals – 6 x 11 and 7 x 3-1/2 and Crumb Cake 6 x 6 and 3-1/2 x 3-1/2.

Let’s begin:  BASE – Use large scalloped heart.  Cut Primrose Petals card stock 6” x 11” score at 5-1/2” (or basically fold in half) and fold in half.  Place the framelit as pictured offset the folded card stock so part of the top of the heart is above the fold line but the curved center is on the card stock.  I like to use a sticky note to hold the framelit in place so it doesn’t shift.

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Next, with the 3rd largest heart, cut a piece of Primrose Petals card stock 3-1/2″ x 7″, scored at 3-1/2″ – fold in half and cut it exactly as above.  Now you have your bases.

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Crumb Cake card stock cut 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (1/2 sheet of card stock – cut one of each size – the scalloped one and the 3rd largest heart) and both will fit on a half a sheet of card stock and can be run through the Big Shot together.

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Next, using the 2nd largest heart, cut one from designer paper.

Then using the 4th largest heart, cut one from Primrose Petals and run that through an embossing folder of your choice.

TO ASSEMBLE YOUR BASE:

Take the large scalloped heart base and fold the front heart halfway up and crease it both ways with bone folder.  Do this for both the large and smaller base hearts.

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On the bottom part of the fold, place adhesive.

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Then adhere the single matching crumb cake hearts to each of the base pieces.

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Take the smaller heart base, flip it over, apply adhesive on the back and then adhere to the middle of the inside of the large scalloped heart base.

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Next, open up the smaller heart and decide how far upright you would like your heart to be and then poke a hole using the paper piercer and secure your brad.  You will be going through both layers.

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Now all you have to do is decorate your hearts  Your base is all put together!  Apply your designer series paper piece to the top heart base and your embossed smaller heart to the smaller heart base.

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This is a side view so you can see how the top heart is behind and the tip of the heart is tucked into the V portion of the smaller base heart.

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Decorate/embellish hearts as desired.

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To close your card, the bottom smaller heart folds down over the brad.

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Then the top heart folds down on top of the small heart.

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So to recap – here are the pieces of what you need:  The white heart is just cut from the framelits and popped up with dimensionals onto the lacy heart which was cut out from the More Amore Designer Paper.  Notice where I placed that little loopy heart that was from the top of the heart?

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This card will fit in a square envelope, suitable for mailing.  If you choose to try this fun card, feel free to print the instructions below and tuck it in the card so the person receiving it will know how to set it up!  Please let me know if you enjoyed this tutorial – I would love to see what you do with it.

Hugs!

~ Gail

You have been sent this special one-of-a-kind Double Heart Valentine’s easel card.  Just push back on the smaller heart until the tip is just behind the metal button/brad on the bottom so it is held there in an upright position and then push the larger heart behind the first heart so the tip of the heart is secured in the V section behind the first heart (see photo below).   Made with love from me to you, because you are THAT special!

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FEBRUARY FRAMED ART CLASS

Hi Everyone! I’ve had a lot of interest in my Framed Art classes. First, these classes are designed where you can hang up a frame and just make a new insert to put in it every month. Every month, I will be designing a new insert with ideas on how to mix some new with the old – a great way to use your punches, scraps of card stock and designer paper, ribbon, stamps, techniques – the possibilities are endless! Here are some pictures using this project in two different ways – you decide which frame and what way you like best – let me know! Here is my first design. It was spaced out to fit in a frame measuring 8 x 10:

HOWEVER, the frame that I have hanging on my wall in my home is larger than that, so using our 12 x 12 textured paper, I just layered the very vanilla, basic black, and then very vanilla again to create a matting effect and then placed the EXACT same squares as the 8 x 10 into my larger frame and spaced them accordingly to create this look:

Gives it a whole different look – so, better on the pretty in pink background, or the very vanilla? Let me know what YOU think! Now I can’t wait to start creating the insert for March! Check back next month when I’ll post it after my class!

The products used to create February’s Framed Art insert were:
Stamps: P.S. I Love You, Greeting Card Kids
Markers: Garden Green, Early Expresso, Rose Red, Melon Mambo, Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight
Ink Pads: Stazon Black, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Glitter Paper, Patterns Love DSP
Punches: Owl Builder, Cupcake Builder, 1″ circle, 1/2″ circle, 1-3/4 scallop circle, Modern Label, Heart to Heart punch, scalloped Heart of Hearts and Fashionable Hearts Embosslits dies, Peak-A-Boo Frames die, Big Shot
Accessories: Large Basic Pearls, Basic Rhinestones, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoyed seeing February’s insert!

Stampin’ Hugs!
~ Gail

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  Thought I’d share the card I made for my three beautiful daughters and also my mom for Valentine’s Day.  I cased this card that I saw and fell in love with, but cannot remember who originally did it, however they had used the laser cut cards found on Page 9 in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  I did not have them, so read below on how I created this “look” without the laser cut card.

Using the Hearts Collection Framelits Dies, I cut out a heart on my card front.  Next, I stamped the heart from the set You Are Loved in craft white onto one of our window sheets, sprinkled on clear embossing power, and heat embossed (you have to be careful to not overheat so as not to curl the transparency window sheet).  I then used the Framelits Die to cut out the heart a size larger than the one used to cut out the front of the card (did you know that the Hearts Collection Dies matched that set?).  I then applied adhesive and applied it over the cut out heart on the front, creating a window effect.  I applied it so the embossed image was facing down.  I then applied the different layers and found some gold metallic ink and used that to color our silver glitter paper to create a “gold” heart.  I then popped it up using dimensionals and also popped up the Blushing Bride heart using dimensionals.     Then I took a Blushing Bride heart and lined it up on the inside of the card so that with the card closed, the soft color comes through.    I threw these cards together JUST before they arrived for their Valentine’s Day brunch – always at the LAST MINUTE!  They loved their cards…. whew!!!

Also, using our cute and fun Maze Game on Page 31 in the catalog, I gave these to my granddaughters in their gifts from us.  Did you know that you can just pop off the back of these, stamp them with the matching Totally A-maze-ing stamp set, then pop them back on??  I was delighted to discover this.  I also have a custom stamp with their name and then stamped their name so they don’t get them mixed up with their sister’s, and they were like, “Look Mommy – my name is on it!” – BONUS!!  Thank you Stampin’ Up!

Hope your Valentine’s Day is special!

Stampin’ Hugs!

~ Gail

FRAMED ART CLASS

Hi Everyone! I’ve had a lot of interest in my Framed Art classes. First, these classes are designed where you can hang up a frame and just make a new insert to put in it every month. Every month, I will be designing a new insert with ideas on how to mix some new with the old – a great way to use your punches, scraps of card stock and designer paper, ribbon, stamps, techniques – the possibilities are endless! Here are some pictures using this project in two different ways – you decide which frame and what way you like best – let me know! Here is my first design. It was spaced out to fit in a frame measuring 8 x 10:

HOWEVER, the frame that I have hanging on my wall in my home is larger than that, so using our 12 x 12 textured paper, I just layered the very vanilla, basic black, and then very vanilla again to create a matting effect and then placed the EXACT same squares as the 8 x 10 into my larger frame and spaced them accordingly to create this look:

Gives it a whole different look – so, better on the pretty in pink background, or the very vanilla? Let me know what YOU think! Now I can’t wait to start creating the insert for March! Check back next month when I’ll post it after my class!

The products used to create February’s Framed Art insert were:
Stamps: P.S. I Love You, Greeting Card Kids
Markers: Garden Green, Early Expresso, Rose Red, Melon Mambo, Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight
Ink Pads: Stazon Black, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Glitter Paper, Patterns Love DSP
Punches: Owl Builder, Cupcake Builder, 1″ circle, 1/2″ circle, 1-3/4 scallop circle, Modern Label, Heart to Heart punch, scalloped Heart of Hearts and Fashionable Hearts Embosslits dies, Peak-A-Boo Frames die, Big Shot
Accessories: Large Basic Pearls, Basic Rhinestones, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoyed seeing February’s insert!

Stampin’ Hugs!
~ Gail