Thursday, March 23, 2017

Shaving Cream Marbling with Stencils and Paper Pumpkin

Waaaaaaaayyyy back in October, I made a pretty Fall card that was inspired by the Season of Gratitude Paper Pumpkin Kit. Then I ended up feeling like poo for months, so I never took pictures or posted it. Recently, Stampin' Up! came out with a video tutorial for the Shaving Cream Marbling Technique, which I used for the background layer on the card, so it's the perfect time for me to show you the card.


Stampin' Supplies: Vintage Leaves stamp set, Suite Sayings stamp set, Basic Gray Archival ink pad (also Stampin' Sponge to highlight punch shape), Best Badge Punch, Basic Gray card stock, Very Vanilla card stock, Cajun Craze card stock and reinker, Delightful Dijon card stock and reinker, Pumpkin Pie card stock and reinker, Shaving Cream.

Here is the video tutorial for the Shaving Cream Marbling Technique:
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I had actually gotten the idea to use the Shaving Cream Marbling Technique with Stencils, from a Splitcoaststampers tutorial (which I'll embed below) and I thought the October 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit (Season of Gratitude) would be perfect. I could use the layer with the leaves cut out, for my stencil! I used that layer for stenciling *before* I put together the cards as they were intended from that kit. That's the card at the lower left below. By the way, that card is a shaker card, the Paper Pumpkin kit makes 8 of them (plus envelopes) and includes everything you need to make all 8 cards except the shaving cream & reinkers I used over the cut outs! The picture on the lower right shows the layer of card stock onto which I stenciled the shaving cream. On that card, I also used the positive images of the die cut leaves, to sponge over with a VersaMark ink pad for a background.


Stampin' Supplies: {for Paper Pumpkin card at bottom left} October 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Season of Gratitude, Cajun Craze reinker, Delightful Dijon reinker, Pumpkin Pie reinker, Shaving Cream.

Stampin' Supplies: {for stenciled card at bottom right} October 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Sahara Sand card stock and ink, Stampin' Sponge (for edges of punch and stenciled layer), Very Vanilla card stock, Best Badge Punch (for greeting layer, plus to trim ends of banner layer), VersaMark ink pad, Cajun Craze card stock and reinker, Delightful Dijon reinker, Pumpkin Pie card stock and reinker, Shaving Cream.

Here is the video tutorial for the Shaving Cream Marbling Technique with Stencils:
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NOTE: you DO need to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to order the October 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit. All you need to do is hop over to my page and sign up HERE, and then come back to my Online Store and enter the email address you used for Paper Pumpkin when you order the kit.

REMINDER: Sale-a-Bration ENDS March 31st!!!
Don't miss out on getting FREE stuff with your qualifying order(s)!

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March Monthly Perks Code 3GCGRPQM
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~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Happy First Date-a-Versary Card + MORE Sale-a-Bration Freebies!

I wanted to share a First Date Anniversary Card I made for my sweetie...March 17th was our date :-) I tried to make it sort of neutral, but I had to add the little pink heart! It's hard to get the sparkle of the copper thread to show up, but it looks pretty cool in person (even if I do say so myself!).

Below is a close-up of the stamping in the corner, and the little heart. You can see my stamping has a little shadow sort of look in some places, but I stamped on the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper, so I just stuffed my perfectionist and went with it.


Stampin' Supplies: Grateful Bunch stamp set, Playful Backgrounds stamp set (for circles in background), Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack, Basic Black Archival ink pad, Pool Party card stock and ink pad, Always Artichoke card stock, Copper Metallic Thread, Subtles Enamel Shapes (heart), Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, also...I used Scotch Tape to hold the metallic thread on the back.

NEW NEW NEW: For the last 8 days of this year's Sale-a-Bration, Stampin' Up! has added several Annual Catalog products you can choose for your FREE items! Check out the list below (you MUST use these special item numbers listed below to get them FREE with your qualifying order), and hurry and grab your goodies, Sale-a-Bration ENDS March 31st!!!

147361 2016-2018 In Color 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock
147365 Party Animal Designer Series Paper
147363 Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
147364 Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
147362 Party Animal Designer Washi Tape
147360 Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
147356 Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE,

and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Annual Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Occasions Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

March Monthly Perks Code 3GCGRPQM
(if your order total equals or exceeds $150, please do NOT use the Monthly Perks Host Code...you will have earned Stampin' Rewards of your own!)

~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
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Friday, March 3, 2017

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop: Design Sketch Challenge


Welcome again to the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop, that runs the first Friday of every month! You'll see projects from Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the world in this blog hop. My name is Kimberley Morris, and I live in Colorado Springs, Colorado (USA).

This month we have a Design Sketch Challenge to work with, you can see the sketch below. Although the sketch is shaped like a card, my take on it is a 3D project. My theme is Easter, but this sweet little gift bag can be changed up to fit any occasion!


Once again I'm going to feature the Basket Bunch photopolymer stamp set, along with the Basket Builder Framelits Dies. You can get these items together as the Basket Bunch BUNDLE, and SAVE 10%. I'm also featuring the Stitched Shape Framelits (for the circle), and the Classic Label Punch (for the saying), with the "Happy Easter" greeting from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (available in wood-mount or clear-mount).


I do have a pattern for this bag that I'll share shortly...probably with a quick video tutorial. To give you an idea of the finished size of this project, the bottom patterned paper layer is 2-1/2" x 4". If you'd like to be notified when I post the instructions, you might want to Subscribe to My Blog by Email. If you click that link and subscribe, then every time I post to my blog, you will get an email notification at the email address you sign up with!

Stampin' Supplies: Basket Bunch BUNDLE (Basket Bunch stamp set + Basket Builder Framelits), Kraft Tag a Bag Gift Bags, Kraft card stock (to reinforce bottom of bag), Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White card stock, So Saffron card stock and ink, Soft Sky card stock and ink, Tip Top Taupe card stock, Chocolate Chip ink, Basic Gray Archival ink pad, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, Mini Paper Clips Combo Pack, Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine, Basic Rhinestones (colored with Sharpie marker), Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fast Fuse, Stampin' Trimmer.

FYI: the Watercolor Pencils went into backorder for a short time, and a shipment came in so they are orderable again RIGHT NOW, and expected to go on backorder again in maybe 3 weeks...so RUN over to my Online Store and get them while you can!!! Don't forget to grab at least one pack of Blender Pens with them.

Click the Next or Previous arrow below to find more color challenge projects around the world!
(or check out the Blog Roll below the arrows)


2017 MARCH BLOG ROLL
1. Sarah McDermott http://www.papercraftartistry.blogspot.co.uk
2. Cary Buckham http://2biggirlscrafting.blogspot.co.uk
3. Jenn Curtis Charles http://www.BFFStampers.com
4. Angélique Stempelkeuken http://stempelkeuken.blogspot.com
 5. Christine Wrede http://www.stempeltamtam.blogspot.com
6. Claire Napper http://www.cluxycrafts.blogspot.com
7. Lisa Hardie http://www.thestampingirl.com
8. Kimberley Anne Morris http://procrastistamper.blogspot.com UR HERE
9. Marieke Bart http://www.mintymik.blogspot.nl

Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE, and Be sure to check out these Deals:
SALE-A-BRATION (FREE STAMPS!!! Jan 4-Mar 31)
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
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BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (OCCASIONS Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Hang in There! - March Step It Up Blog Hop


Welcome to the March 2017 Edition of the We Create Bloggers Step It Up Blog Hop! The theme is to inspire stampers with a basic design, and at least one alternate "stepped up" version of that same design. My project this month features the Yummy in My Tummy stamp set (see stamp set pic below projects)...it's not just for Valentine's Day!


This was intended to have a greeting inside that says, "Hang in there", which is in the Here for You stamp set (available in wood-mount or clear-mount). However, I never ordered that stamp set so I was just going to write it by hand inside...then I got my Step-It-Up idea...

Stampin' Supplies: Yummy in My Tummy stamp set, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Smoky Slate card stock, Pool Party card stock, Pink Pirouette card stock, Basic Gray Archival ink pad, Watercolor Pencils, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Subtles Enamel Shapes, Linen Thread.


To Step It Up this month, I moved the monster over just a tad, and added the saying to the outside with the Labeler Alphabet photopolymer stamp set.

Stampin' Supplies: Yummy in My Tummy stamp set, Labeler Alphabet stamp set, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Smoky Slate card stock, Pool Party card stock, Pink Pirouette card stock, Basic Gray Archival ink pad, Watercolor Pencils, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Subtles Enamel Shapes, Linen Thread.

Here are all the images in the Yummy in My Tummy stamp set (see 2017 Occasions Catalog for actual size), it's available in Wood-Mount or in Clear-Mount:


Don't forget to check out this year's Sale-a-Bration, to grab some FREE STAMPS while you're getting the rest of your supplies--it runs through March 31st!

Click the pointing hand image below to hop to Libby's blog next, and see what fancy stepping she's got going on this month...


Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE,

and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
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BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Occasions Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

March Monthly Perks Code 3GCGRPQM
(if your order total equals or exceeds $150, please do NOT use the Monthly Perks Host Code...you will have earned Stampin' Rewards of your own!)

~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

2017 Sale-a-Bration: FREE STAMPIN' STUFF Jan 4 - Mar 31

The graphic below pretty much explains Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-Bration promotion for you, but here's the skinny: between January 4th and March 31st, get FREE STUFF when you SHOP, HOST, or JOIN! You can hop on over to my ONLINE STORE and browse, or check out the active catalogs at these links:

2016-2017 Annual Catalog PDF [approx 36MB] Ends May 31, 2017
2017 Occasions Catalog PDF [approx 11MB] Ends May 31, 2017

FREE Sale-a-Bration Items (Ending March 31st) check out the link(s) below:
Click to View or Download 2017 Sale-a-Bration PDF Brochure
NEW! Added 2/21 Click to View or Download 2nd Release PDF Flyer
NEW! Added 3/21: For the FINAL days of this year's Sale-a-Bration, Stampin' Up! has added several Annual Catalog products you can choose for your FREE items! Check out the list below (you MUST use these special item numbers listed below to get them FREE with your qualifying order), and hurry and grab your goodies, Sale-a-Bration ENDS March 31st!!!

147361 2016-2018 In Color 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock
147365 Party Animal Designer Series Paper
147363 Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
147364 Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
147362 Party Animal Designer Washi Tape
147360 Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder SOLD OUT
147356 Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder SOLD OUT


Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE, and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retiring Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (ANNUAL Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (OCCASIONS Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
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Friday, February 3, 2017

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop: Color Challenge


Welcome again to the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop, that runs the first Friday of every month! You'll see projects from Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the world in this blog hop. My name is Kimberley Morris, and I live in Colorado Springs, Colorado (USA).

This month we have a color challenge to work with, you can see the swatches in the graphic below. Our colors for this challenge are So Saffron, Rose Red, and Wild Wasabi. These colors really scream out "Easter" to me, but I'm going to see if I can make a Valentine's card with them!


I've decided to feature the Basket Bunch photopolymer stamp set, along with the Basket Builder Framelits Dies. You can get these items together as the Basket Bunch BUNDLE, and SAVE 10%. This is a double challenge for me, to use what look like Easter colors to me, WITH an Easter themed stamp set, to make a Valentine's card :-D I'm also using the Suite Sentiments stamp set, available in wood-mount or clear-mount, which also has some Easter greetings in it, but I'm using the 'love is in the air mail' sentiment for this card! Yes, I fussy fu@*y cut those little hearts out from the stamped sentiment.


This is a super easy card, the only color (aside from white) that I added that was not in the color lineup was the Basic Gray Archival ink pad for the outline of the little birdies. And technically, the Watercolor Pencils have only one yellow--Daffodil Delight--but that's close enough to So Saffron that I'm saying it doesn't count ;-) By the way, the Watercolor Pencils went into backorder for a short time, and a shipment came in so they are orderable again RIGHT NOW, and expected to go on backorder again quickly...so RUN over to my Online Store and get them while you can!!! Don't forget to grab at least one pack of Blender Pens with them.

Stampin' Supplies: Basket Bunch BUNDLE (Basket Bunch stamp set + Basket Builder Framelits), Suite Sentiments stamp set, So Saffron card stock/ink pad (or you could use VersaMark), Rose Red card stock/ink pad/marker, Basic Gray Archival Ink Pad, Wild Wasabi card stock, Whisper White card stock, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fast Fuse, Stampin' Trimmer.

Click the Next or Previous arrow below to find more color challenge projects around the world!
(or check out the Blog Roll below the arrows)


2017 FEBRUARY BLOG ROLL
1. Sarah McDermott http://www.papercraftartistry.blogspot.co.uk
2. Hannah Jones http://www.hancraftedcards.com
3. Angélique Stempelkeuken http://stempelkeuken.blogspot.com
4. Kristie Neal Walthall http://www.kwcrafts.wordpress.com
5. Christine Wrede http://www.stempeltamtam.blogspot.com
6. Jenn Curtis Charles http://www.BFFStampers.com
7. Kimberley Anne Morris http://procrastistamper.blogspot.com UR HERE
8. Anja Reuss http://www.stempelitis.de
9. Marieke Bart http://www.mintymik.blogspot.nl
10. Claire Napper http://www.cluxycrafts.blogspot.com

Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE, and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retiring Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (ANNUAL Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (OCCASIONS Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Pick a Pretty Pocket Card Project - February Step It Up Blog Hop


Welcome to the February 2017 Edition of the We Create Bloggers Step It Up Blog Hop! The theme is to inspire stampers with a basic design, and at least one alternate "stepped up" version of that same design. My trigeminal neuralgia pain has kept me away from stamping for quite a while, so I'm going to keep things simple for this blog post.



The card above is from the Sale-a-Bration FREE product, called the Pretty Pocket Card Kit. The top picture is the card all assembled, the picture under that shows the little note card pulled out. The kit is pretty much peel and stick to put the pocket card together, there is no stamping required! You CANNOT purchase this kit, but you CAN choose this item for FREE with a $50 purchase.

Stampin' Supplies: Pretty Pocket Card Kit (Sale-a-Bration FREE Item), Paper Snips (to cut the twine to 18"). Seriously, that's ALL you need to put the cards together--and you get an envelope for each card (there are 8 in the kit).


To Step It Up this month, I made a little open-topped box with the same supplies used for making the card. I tried really hard not to use much of anything else except what would be used to make one of the cards in the kit, but I did need to add some adhesive. I also crinkle-cut some Calypso Coral card stock to toss into the bottom of the box. The Lindor truffles I put inside are Strawberries & Cream, for Valentine's Day, but you could use some crinkle-cut Wild Wasabi card stock for "grass" and put a couple or few Cadbury eggs in there for Easter :-) The greetings on the stickers in the kit only say 'hello' or 'thank you' (also in French, German, and Spanish), but I think that can still work with either holiday theme.

Stampin' Supplies: Pretty Pocket Card Kit (Sale-a-Bration FREE Item), Paper Snips (to cut the twine to 18"), Calypso Coral card stock, Stampin' Trimmer (to cut and score card stock), Tear & Tape Adhesive, Fringe Scissors, Paper Piercing Tool (to poke holes for the twine). {I sort of made this project on the fly, so I'll have to look at it and see if I can simplify the directions for you later.}

Click the pointing hand image below to hop to Libby's blog next, and see what fancy stepping she's got going on this month...


Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE,

and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
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BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Occasions Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

February Monthly Perks Code JRQTKTAH
(if your order total equals or exceeds $150, please do NOT use the Monthly Perks Host Code...you will have earned Stampin' Rewards of your own!)

~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
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