Category Archives: Stampin’ Up!

May Paper Pumpkin

The other day I opened my May Paper Pumpkin kit and made a few cards.  I am way, way behind on these kits but I loved that the May kit had a donut theme so I was looking forward to that one!  I made one of each of the 3 cards per the directions in the kit but I also wanted to create some of my own.  Here are the first 3 alternate designs I came up with!

paper pumpkin May 2017 a diane zechman

I typed my own sentiments for the cards on my computer to create some fun greetings.  For the smaller donut in the first card, I used 2″ and 3/4″ hole punches.  Then I used the center punch-outs to make a donut hole.  :)

I also used the Lawn Fawn Donut Worry stamp and die set on this one.

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For the second card I traced the outside of the donut card in the kit onto Early Espresso cardstock. The center was diecut. I love the sentiment on this one…

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And I think the last one might just be my favorite!

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Have a great day!

 

hello sunshine kit

I had a little free time yesterday so I pulled out the February 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit and worked on it a bit with a friend.  I stayed inside on this cold day and finished mine up today.

Three of the cards were done pretty much per the kit instructions and a few cards I came up with on my own.  A few other cards were copied or inspired by ones I saw done by Charlet Mallett, Dawn Olchefske, and Patty Bennett. I included them in my pics in case you missed their wonderful designs.

I used up most of the supplies and got 17 cards done (yay!) plus I have some leftover banners and sequins to use on future cards.  Here’s the ones I got done the past 2 days…

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In the latter part of 2016 I really tried to get some RAKs sent out and I plan to continue that now that the Christmas card time is over.  Thanks to the PP kits, I am off to a good start in getting a few ready to send out.

I am still way behind on my kits and I love when I get a chance to pull one out and create.  Hope you get some crafty time this weekend!

 

a merry snowflake

When I was preparing for a swap last month, I made this Christmas card with some SU! (merry and borders) and Sweet ‘n Sassy (snowflake) dies.  Then I realized how many I had to make and how many passes through the die cut machine it would take and quickly scrapped the idea. lol.  But not before getting a few created.

My card was inspired by THIS one in the SCS gallery.

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I glued the bottom of each layer of the snowflake down but added foam tape to the upper edges.

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Have a great Saturday!

bringing home the tree

I am seeing lots of pics on FB of everyone setting up their trees…and they look wonderful!  I love to put my tree up early and take it down late, enjoying it as long as I can.  I haven’t put mine up yet this year…hopefully soon.

This card was my shoebox project for a gathering with friends last month.

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The car and tree were cut out and popped with dimensionals.  I used a glitter pen on the stars and snow line.

Have a great day!

stamps- SU! White Christmas; paper- white, black, SU! Crumb Cake, Recollections- Be Merry ; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! markers, Distress Stormy Sky; accessories- Square & Scalloped Square Nestabilities, foam dimensionals, Gelly Roll glitter pen.

in the meadow

Just popping in with a card I made quite a while ago! I am finding several pics on my computer that I haven’t shared (some from 2015!).  I think for the next couple weeks I will try to play catch-up. We’ll see how that goes!

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Such a great SU! set….perfect for masculine cards!  This was my shoebox card for a gathering with friends. Love when I can get together with them!

Have a great day!

stamps- SU! In The Meadow; paper- SU! Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Dusty Durango; ink- SU! Early Espresso; accessories- Cuttlebug Diamonds in the Rough embossing folder, MFT Blueprints 21 dies.

sending sunshine (and goodies)

Several weeks ago I wanted to send a college care package in the mail and I came across a lovely card that I made at a gathering with friends which was designed by Linda Callahan.  I used her card for inspiration and changed up the paper and sentiment (mine was done on the computer).  I also added the butterfly.

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To go with the sentiment, I wanted my box of goodies to have lots of yellow things included.  I was surprised at how easy it was to find lots of yellow!

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I hope you are inspired to go find some yellow goodies and send someone a little sunshine too!

Have a great day!

bold botanicals

I am seriously behind on my SU! Paper Pumpkin kits….but I recently grabbed the August 2016 kit (Bold Botanicals) and gave it a tweak. Here’s my cards. I only really cared for one of the designs so I changed up the others.

paper pumpkin aug 2016 a diane zechman

paper pumpkin aug 2016 b diane zechman

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Now to tackle more boxes!  😉

Have a great evening!

snowy note cube

Hello friends!  It’s time for another Challenge Chicks Challenge!

We’re a small group of friends who post a new challenge on the second Sunday of each month…no stress, no deadlines…just for fun.  And we’d love to have you join us!  This month it is Bev’s turn and her challenge is “Snowy, Frosty, or Glitzy!”  Sound fun?

Remember when stamping on the blank note cubes was popular?  How many of you still have some in a closet somewhere?  (raising my hand too!)  I recently got one out and realized once again that it is a fun project to do.  Here I stamped an old SU! snowman set, Flaky Friends, and colored with markers.

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The online store where we used to order the blank note cubes is no longer in business.  We may need to find a new source for these!  😉

Please join us and create a card or project… then share it on our Facebook page!  Also, you can upload it to the Splitcoast gallery…and use the keyword CHXJAN16.  Now be sure to click on the links below to check out what the other Chicks created!

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Happy stamping!

granola gifts

I have really been enjoying a home made granola recipe that my friend Michele G. from Canada shared with me.  I’ve made a few batches and shared some granola…I hope the recipients like it as much as I do!  My most recent granola gift was placed in a recycled jar, with a decorated lid and stamped tag.

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The jars were washed and the labels were removed.  Bottle brush trees (from The Craft Shack) and figures from Walmart were glued to the lid with E6000 and left to dry overnight.  Then I added Aleene’s True Snow and let it dry again. I added the felt ribbon with Scor-Tape.  The stamps on the tag are a retired Sweet ‘n Sassy set.

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I also gave a gift with some granola previously in a small mason jar.  This time I stamped a topper for the lid with the SU! Painted Petals set and added a matching tag to the gift bag.

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Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

clear-ly Christmas

Hello friends!  It’s time for another Challenge Chicks Challenge!

We’re a small group of friends who post a new challenge on the second Sunday of each month…no stress, no deadlines…just for fun.  And we’d love to have you join us!  This month it is Lydia’s turn and her challenge is “Ice, Ice baby – represent ice with a CLEAR element on your card – embossing powder, glaze, acetate, etc.”  Sound fun?

I made a clear card (love these!) with some Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Christmas Silhouettes images and the Christmas Silhouettes dies and Hillside Edges dies.

Christmas silhouettes clear diane zechman

It was hard to photograph without getting a glare.  The front of the acetate card was embossed with a snowflake embossing folder.  The reindeer is on the front and the tree is on the inside of the front.  Some deco labels were cut and adhered to the inside back.  Then the hillside edge die was cut and layered with the sentiment stamped on it.

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An additional white layer was cut and adhered to the card back to hide the tape and provide a place to write a greeting.

Please join us and create a card with a clear element… then share it on our Facebook page!  Also, you can upload it to the Splitcoast gallery…and use the keyword CHXDEC15.  Now be sure to click on the links below to check out what the other Chicks created!

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stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Silhouettes; paper- navy, white; ink- SU! Midnight Muse and Gumball Green; accessories- acetate, Sweet ‘n Sassy Christmas Silhouettes dies and Hillside Edges dies, ribbon, Scor-Tape, SU! Deco Labels Framelits dies and Northern Flurry embossing folder.