You are in the middle of creating a card and you don’t have to correct color ribbon! Has this ever happened to you? That is exactly what happened to me making this card. I had Pool Party, but it was just not quite dark enough. Be sure to scroll down to see the video tutorial on how to color your ribbon with ink.
The Bermuda Bay ribbon has so much more pop than the Pool Party and it was so easy to do with a sponge dauber and ink. Sponge both sides of the ribbon and let dry. Because I started with Pool Party and not white ribbon, I don’t have to worry about white areas showing through. I love how the ribbon coordinates with the Bermuda Bay sentiment.
Watch the following video to see how to change the color to Bermuda Bay. To see these videos you may have to come to my blog is you are reading this post in a reader.
Are you ready to try sponging ink on ribbon to create a perfect match? it is so easy and makes those handmade cards perfect. Find all the supplies used listed below.
Whether you have someone to thank or you just want to make someone’s day, use a super cute handmade gift bag like one of these to make your gift special. These gift bags were made from patterned paper and the Stampin’ Up! Gift Bag Punch Board and then embellished. Super Easy! Be sure to scroll down to see the video tutorials on how to use the Gift Bag Punch Board and how to embellish.
Watch the following video to see the step by step instructions to embellish these darling gift bags. To see these videos you may have to come to my blog is you are reading this post in a reader.
How To Use The Stampin’ Up! Gift Bag Punch Board
Just adding a special little extra touch to your handmade gift bag will make a simple gift so much more special. Make several of these bags ahead of time so you will have some ready to go. The Farmers Market paper works great for an all purpose gift and then you can personalize it with the tag.
Sponging is a great way to add just a little something to the background of a handmade card! I was working on this card with the Choose Happiness set and I just wanted something a bit more for the background but not too much. Since I have been on a sponging kick lately, I decided to add just a little bit of sponged color behind the focal image to draw the eye to that detail.
Can you see how I just sponged a little bit of color behind the tag? Sponging is great because you get addition color without adding another layer of card stock or paper. I layered the wood grain banner over the stamped image to add a bit more too.
Adding Color To The Images
Check out the flower and leaves. Super easy to add color with an Aqua Painter and a little bit of ink refill. The flower was stamped in Rich Razzleberry and then colored with the Aqua Painter and a little bit of Rich Razzleberry ink. I did the same with the leaves, but I used Mossy Meadow ink. I love this way of adding color to images.
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I have noticed that sponging backgrounds is a huge trend right now! So I set out to create the light to dark an Ombre background for this card. I started with Pool Party at the top and Island Indigo at the bottom. I created the middle color by blending the two colors in the middle with a sponge. Once I created my background I had to decide what color should I use with blue. I settled on black mats for the large mat and the sentiment.
The flower was embossed with White Embossin’ Powder on to the Whisper White card stock before I started my sponging. The Emboss Resist technique is a great way to get the image to pop out from the background.
The Tags & Labels Framelits
Be sure to check out the Tags & Labels Framelits in my online store. They are so awesome because the dies come sized so you can create narrower mats like in my sample above. With most of the die sets the next size up is too large to create a narrow mat.
You don’t need a specific tool or any special die to make these darling paper pillow boxes! They are so easy and you can alter the size just by changing the size of the paper you cut to make your box. Be sure to scroll down to see the video tutorial on how to make a pillow box.
Watch the following video to see the step by step instructions to make these darling Pillow Boxes. To see this video you may have to come to my blog is you are reading this post in a reader.
Make A Pillow Box
All you need is a piece of paper cut to about twice the width you want and a little larger than the height. It seems that I lose about 1/2″ in the width the about 3/4″ to 2 1/2″ on the height depending on how wide the box is. So for my box that would hold something about 4 1/2″ X 3 3/4″, I started out with a 5″ X 10″ piece of patterned paper.
Did you know that you do not have to follow the Paper Pumpkin directions? I decided to challenge myself to create my own designs an alternate Paper Pumpkin ideas with the July 2015 Paper Pumpkin Thanks A Latte kit. You can find more information about the Paper Pumpkin Subscription and the current special by clicking here. Be sure to scroll down to see the video tutorial for this card.
Here are the cards Stampin’ Up! designed for the Thanks A Latte Paper Pumpkin kit. See the Stampin’ Up! direction video below.
You can watch the video of my alternate ideas with tips and tricks. I do have each projects pictured below. To see this video you may have to come to my blog is you are reading this post in a reader.
Alternate Paper Pumpkin Ideas
My goal in making these cards was to use as few supplies outside the kit as possible. I did use my Tangerine Tango ink pad, Rose Red ink pad, Triple Banner Punch, Rhinestone Jewels, sequins and Oval Thinlit Dies.
This card is very similar to the samples, but I did cut the patterned paper apart and add the strip.
This card I did reverse masking and show this technique in my video.
Super fun 3″X3″ card. These images are great for 3″X3″ cards and perfect as a quick gift enclosure card.
Watercolor the cup with ink and the Aqua Painter or paintbrush. I did pull in the Rose Red ink for the sentiment to stand out in the steam.
This last card measure 3″ X 4″ and has a top fold. I 2-step stamped the plant around the edges of the card base. This way you have a little bit of color peeking out in the background.
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Here is the Stampin’ Up! direction video for the July 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit.
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