October Birthdays – Part Three

Here’s the third of the three October birthday cards!  Thanks for hanging on for the ride!

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This fun card went to my Partner-in-Crafting-Crime in Oklahoma.  I enjoyed trying something with watercolors.  I stamped the leaves on watercolor paper and embossed them with white embossing powder, and then painted the watercolors over the top.  I currently have just a set of Crayola watercolors and am wondering if I need something better to get darker colors.  This card looks fairly dark, but you’ll see the lack of depth to the color in tomorrow’s Halloween card post.

The sentiment is the same as the previous two days, and the framelits for the sentiment are by Sizzix.  The stamp also came from my fall Inkadinkado set.  I definitely got mileage out of this set this October birthday season!

Thanks for sticking around for all three parts of this series!

October Birthdays – Part Two

After producing the card in the October Birthdays – Part One post, I wanted to use the gorgeous stamp again in a new way.  I came up with the idea of a three-part design with different, rich fall colors.

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I was really pleased with how it turned out, and thought the embossing folder toned down the “busy-ness” a bit.  The ribbon matched so well, I just had to use it, even though I think I’ve used the same ribbon on a birthday card for the same person before!  (Does anyone else remember or worry about these things?)

The stamp is by Inkadinkado and the square lattice embossing folder is by Stampin’ Up (I think it’s retired).  The frame around the sentiment is a bookplate from Sizzix (also retired), and the sentiment is by Stampin’ Up (a set from a past Sale-A-Bration called So Happy for You).

Thanks for sticking around for Part Two!

May Paper Pumpkin

My amazing Partner-in-Crafting-Crime who lives nearly 800 miles away and is also a Stampin’ Up demonstrator declared that we were going to have dedicated craft time via Skype.  This time was going to be facilitated by the presence of the happy little box known as Paper Pumpkin.

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My dear Partner -in-Crafting-Crime “Paper Pumpkin-ing” with me via Skype!

We’re two months in to the fun, and it’s been great to spend time together crafting even if we do live so far away!

My first card ended up being for my brother-in-law’s birthday.  I didn’t stray too far from the pre-designed card, but I did make a few changes.

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I like that you can use as much or as little brain power as you want with Paper Pumpkin: So tired, you can’t think straight, but want to make a card? Just follow the instructions.  Feeling creative?  Try something different and make it all your own.

Thanks, Paper Pumpkin, for the Skype crafting time with my friend!