For All Things and Punch Pumpkins

There's a touch of fall in the air here in Western Washington.  It seemed to happen overnight, there's  just the hint of crispness that was not there just a few days ago.   I do love this time of year.

For All Things punch pumpkins


This is one of the cards the SUnday Stampers hostess club will be making in just a few hours.  I think they are going to have fun with it.

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 While I was typing this up I realized I should have used the fringe scissor( 133325) to cut the strips for the pumpkins.  Please mentally add it to to the list above!

Fringe scissors and pumpkin curls

The fringe scissors cuts the perfect length and width to make the pumpkin curls.  I wound the strip around a bamboo skewer to curl it.

I still have a few last minute things to do before the SUnday Stampers arrive so I best get to it!  Remember today is the last day to take advantage of the Big Shot and Bundles promotion!  Go here for all the details.

Mailable Monday: Hi There, S'Up?

When the heat of summer has gotten to me and my brain feels a little fried, I turn to simple and reliable card templates.  


How can you go wrong with the classic color combination of Black, White, Real Red, and Daffodil Delight?

S'Up inside

I send a lot of cards and this weekend sent out a bunch that were bumpy and lumpy.  This card is pretty flat and very mailable.   

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Need any of the supplies posted above?  Just click on the item and you will be taken to my online store and to that item.  So cool,unlike my house!  

Pictogram Punches One More Time!

Can you take one more sample from the Pictogram Punches set?   I hope so.   This will be the last sample from this set for a bit.

Pictogram Pictures 1

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Do you know what Sunday is?  It is the day of the Stamper's Dozen blog hop!  Be sure to check back.  I know there will be lots of great samples to see.  I have seen a few of the samples and they are super cute and fun.   


You're a Star More from Pictogram Punches

I am working my way through the box of fun and here is the 2nd card using the Pictogram Punches stamp set.   It is a pretty clean and simple card.  

Pictogram Punches 3


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Silver Glimmer Paper

*To make the washi star I cut a piece of card stock 2-1/2" x 2-1/2".  I covered it with the Beach House washi tape and then cut out the star using the Star Framelits die.  

*I used the same star framelit and cut out the star on a piece of 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White card stock.  Stamp the sentiment and then emboss it using the Perfect Polka Dots folder.

*Adhere the layer onto a card base (4-1/4" x 5-1/2").  Insert the washi star into the star cut out. 

*Punch out the star and heart using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and attach it to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The silver glimmer paper I used for the heart and star are from the last catalog.  I need to order the new silver glimmer paper it is  a lot more silvery and coordinates with the other silver products we have.

Well, I need to get going.  I have a friend coming over to stamp and she's bringing her box of fun.  It's going to be a fabulous day.  

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Hello, Lovely and the Fancy Flower Punch

Last night I went out for a walk in an effort to get to my goal of 10,000 steps and along the way I spied this beauty.


When I got home I headed straight for my craft room and tried to recreate bloom.


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My flower is a poor imitation of nature but it was fun trying to recreate the flower using paper, punches, and ink.

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To make the flower I punched out 12 Creped Filter paper using the Fancy Flower punch.  I was able to punch about 6 layers at a time.  I stacked the flowers and then stapled them together. I crinkled, fluffed and seperated each layer.  I spritzed the flower using a Stampin' Spritzer filled with rubbing alcohol and Cherry Cobbler re-inker.  Once the flower dried, I crinkled and fluffed it until I was satisfied with it.


I wanted to do a little more to the card so I decided to emboss the black card stock using the Beautiful Baroque folder.  I still wanted to do more so I lightly brushed a VersaMark pad over the raised portions of the embossed design.  I covered it with clear embossing powder and heat set it so I would have a shiny raised design.  

If you want to make your own flowers you are in luck.  The Fancy Flower punch is on the Weekly Deal and is 25% off the catalog price.  The Weekly Deal started on April 1 and will end on the 7th or while supplies last.  I am working on more posts featuring the Weekly Deal items so stay tuned! 

Glittered Stippled Blossoms

This is going to be quick!  I have some fun friends coming by to stamp in just a few minutes.  Here's one of the cards we are going to make.  

Stipple blossoms scallop tag punch side

Stippled Blossoms is one pretty stamp set and for a 2 step stamping set it is very forgiving.   I did the Scallop Tag topper punch to make the super cool closure.  I don't know who came up with this idea to begin with but I hope you know you are awesome.   To add a little more to the card I glittered up the whole stamped panel by inking it with VersaMark and then covering it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  It is really super glittery in real life.  

Stippled Blossoms scallop punch front

If you would like to see more samples using the Stippled Blossoms stamp set got to the left sidebar of the blog and look in the Categories and way down at the bottom you will  see "Stamp Set Stippled Blossoms."  Click on that and it will bring up lots of different samples using the set.    That's it for now.  If you have any questions let me know and thanks for stopping by!


You Make Me Happy Window

It is a pretty rainy, gray morning.   I am not usually inspired by the rain but the Sale-A-Bration stamp set See Ya Later has a perfect stamp for life in the Pacific Northwest.

Seeyalater window

I am just hoping that sometime today there will be a sun sighting!   

Seeyalater window side

Here's a list of the supplies I used to make this card.  You can click on the links for more information about  the products and also to order online.

Weekly Deals, My Paper Pumpkin and a Card

The Weekly Deal continue at Stampin' Up!  

Weekly deal Jan 14-20


Yes, you read that right, Free Markers!   Here's the deal.  New Paper Pumpkin subscribers who sign up at www.mypaperpumpkin.com/ between January 11 and February 10, 2014, will receive a FREE set of 2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Markers -a $14.95  value-with their Welcome Kit. The monthly fee for My Paper Pumpkin is $19.95 a month and in your Welcome Kit you will also receive a Clear Mount acrylic block , Stampin' Spot (mini ink pad),  supplies to make 4 cards and some cute stamps.  Your My Paper Pumpkin projects will take 30 minutes or so to stamp and assemble so it is a quick and fun creative getaway.  Once you finish your project you still have the stamps and ink to use on other crafting projects!  You can do the math and see that this is a great time to subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin.   When you subscribe at  www.mypaperpumpkin.com/  please list me (Sharon Burkert) as your demonstrator.   I will send you some ideas on alternate ways to use the supplies in the Welcome kit.  

3layer flower with Kaleidoscope DSP

See that cute "Hey there friend"?  Are you wondering where I got that cute stamp from?  You guessed it, in the My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit.  This card was inspired by this card which also features a My Paper Pumpkin stamp.

Stamp: My Paper Pumpkin Welcome kit, Mixed Bunch, Flower Shop, Petite Petals
Ink: Real Red, VersaMark
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Kaelidoscope DSP
Punches: Blossom, Pansy, Petite Petals 
Extras: Basic Rhinestones, White Embossing powder

If you have any questions or need help ordering or signing up for My Paper Pumpkin please contact me and I"ll be happy to help you.   

Washi Tape Flower

Every other month my team, the Stamp Ladies does a card swap.   This past month the theme was washi tape.  We all love that cute tape but wanted some new ideas on how to use it.   Here's what I came up with.

Washi flower front

I  used the yellow and white gingham tape from the Gingham Garden Washi tape to cover a piece of card stock.  I tried to match up the print so it would look like a solid piece of paper instead of strips of tape.   Once the piece was covered I cut out the flower using the Fun FLower Bigz die.   This was not difficult but I am glad that the tape is forgiving and repositionable.

Washi flower close

I also used the gray stripe from the Epic Day Washi tape to create a border.    Here's all of the supplies I used.

Washi flower side

What's your favorite way to use washi tape?