Posts Tagged ‘Spice Cake Designer Series Paper’
I hope you have a wonderful day, and the chance to celebrate with your loved ones. Here’s my Thanksgiving Day gift to you!
I sometimes enjoy my turkey with a little chocolate on the side
Happy Thanksgiving, and Happy Stamping!
Alas, there’s no actual cake involved in this project, unless of course some fabulous blog reader decides to send me cake… just saying… But the Designer Series Paper here is the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (see it online) from the Holiday Mini Catalog (browse online).
The stamped leaf at the top of the box is from the 2-step Gently Falling stamp set (see it online), stamped in More Mustard and Soft Suede to match the Spice Cake Designer Fabric (see it online) and the giant Spice Cake Designer Button (see it online).
The box pleat folds around the edges of the box are easy to accomplish with the help of the new Simply Scored Scoring Tool (see it online). Each ‘box’ of the pleat is 1/4″ deep, so set up your Simply Scored and score at 1/4″, 1-1/4″, 1-1/2″, 2-1/2″, 2-3/4″, 3-3/4″, 4″, 5″, etc. for the length of the paper. Another tip — be sure to attach your Designer Series Paper to the card stock strip before you begin scoring. That way both pieces will be scored exactly the same and folding will be easier.
Fold to create the box pleats, then adhere to your Kraft Gift Box with Sticky Strip. Looking for more Gift Box ideas? Be sure to check them out on my blog! (click here for ideas)
Lately whenever we walk outside, my son seems to find a fallen leaf that he absolutely MUST take home (he’s 3). I have to admit, the colors are gorgeous and worth appreciating up close. We’re going to have to put a bag for his treasures in the car though, because at this point we have a minivan back seat filled with semi-crushed leaves.
Here’s a card with pretty fall leaves that do not require vacuuming your car. The leaves are from the Gently Falling stamp set in the Holiday Mini Catalog (see it online). The fabric and colors are from the Spice Cake Designer Series Fabric (see it online).
I used 2 techniques on this card:
- Rock N Roll (on the leaves). First ink your stamp with the lighter color ink (here, More Mustard). Then take the inked stamp and gently roll the edges of the stamp around a darker color pad (Old Olive). The stamp will pick up the ink on the edges and you end up with a wonderful two-toned image.
- Tile Panels. I didn’t actually stamp 3 small pieces of card stock for this card. Instead, to make the image look like it flows across the card stock, stamp your images all on one piece of card stock. Then use a paper trimmer to cut the piece into 3 panels, and attach the panels to your card.
The spritz on the background is the Log Cabin Smooch Spritz (see it online), which gives the card a nice texture, plus a little hint of glitz (since the spray is metallic). Finally, the “happy thanksgiving” is from my favorite greetings set, Teeny Tiny Wishes (see it online). Definitely, this is a set that I use all the time.
Looking for a new twist for your Christmas cards this year? Here’s a fun way to use Window Sheets (see them online) to create a card that’s different from the norm. Here I cut Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (see it online) to layer on the front of the card. The Stitched Stockings stamp set (see it online) and the matching Stocking Builder Punch (see it online) are perfect complements for each other.
Love the sparkle? The Silver Glimmer Paper (see it online) is absolutely gorgeous. It’s a cross between silver and a champagne color, so it matches everything.
Be sure to start thinking about your Christmas cards! I’ll have more ideas to share with you next week!
Actually, I’m right there with you, rolling our eyes when the big box stores start to stock the shelves with Christmas ornaments sometime around July 5th. One holiday down, on to the next one, right? But with my stamping projects, I actually like a good amount of lead time — more relaxing for me to start thinking about gifts I want to create and plans for cards.
Plus there are actually holidays between July 5th and December 25th (news flash to the big box stores!)! Here’s a sweet card that uses a fall tree single stamp: Leaves of a Tree (see it online), and the new Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (see it online). Both are from the NEW Holiday Mini Catalog — just released today! You can browse and shop online or you can download the Mini Catalog to browse at home.
Loving the Perfectly Penned stamp set, too (more ideas).