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Let's Paw-ty!

 Just in case you felt left out last week, when I show cased the Cattitude Stamp set, there is a Dog Lovers set as well!  The Let's Paw-ty stamp set features 12 canine themed stamps.

Create super simple cards with the large background stamp.  The great mix of sentiments will work great for multiple occasions. You can find the stamp set here.  If cats are more your style, the cat version can be found here!

Cheers to all your four legged friends!

The Paper Players #514


Time for a  new challenge at The Paper Players!  Jaydee has a super versatile sketch challenge this week. We can't wait to see your creations in the gallery.  Here is the original sketch design-

I so love the Autumn Blessings stamp set.  The sketch was the perfect opportunity to let the individual pumpkin stamps shine!  My pumpkins were stamped in Intense Black ink then colored with Copics.  The pumpkins were applied to my burlap rectangles with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.  To ground my rectangles, I tied them all together with a few pieces of burlap twine. My sentiment was stamped in Espresso ink. Here is a look at the complete Autumn Blessings stamp set-

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z3532 Autumn Blessings Stamp Set & Thin Cut Bundle
Colonial White Cardstock-Retired
Burlap Cardstock-DCWV
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2829 Espresso Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Copic Markers-YR00, YR04, YR07, E35, E57
Burlap Twine-Unknown
Stitched Panel Die-Simon Says Stamp

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Galz-Fall/Autumn
Shopping Our Stash-Happy Fall Y'all

Check out the other Paper Players Design Team member creations for more inspiration:
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Freshly Made Sketches #458

 A pop of color for a super simple birthday card.  The sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches is a great way to use up some of those scraps you have been hoarding!

To assemble my card, I cut some scraps 1" x 3" in size and then matted in Nectarine and Raspberry cardstock.  The layers were applied to a panel of White Daisy cardstock. To make the card pop, I added a layered bow and a scattering of sequins.  My sentiment is from the October Stamp of the Month,  With All My Love

This elegant stamp set is only available to purchase in the month of October.  You can add this set to a qualifying order for only $5.  You can view the complete line of Close To My Heart products here.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
S2010 With All My Love Stamp Set
X8016B Party Time Paper Packet
X8016C Party Time Coordinating Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2812 Raspberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4059 Crafty Loose Sequins
Grosgrain Ribbon-Unknown
Stitched Panel Die-Simon Says Stamp

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Allsorts-Celebration Time
Little Red Wagon-Things that begin with B (Balloons)
Simon Says Stamp-Layer It Up

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Calling all cat lovers!  The new Cattitude Stamp Set is a must have!  This super adorable set features 11 stamps, which includes a variety of feline sentiments.

Create great cards with the collage background or do some selective fussy cutting to show case a few of the felines!  You can purchase the set here.  Dog lovers don't despair, there is a canine themed version here.

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Christmas Blessings

Have you started your holiday cardmaking?  If not, the clock is ticking!  I am a bit behind in my holiday crafting, so you can expect to start seeing multiple Christmas cards.  Today, I am doing a remake of the Craft with Heart card subscription. If you are not familiar with Craft with Heart, it is a subscription where you receive regular deliveries of cardmaking or scrapbooking supplies.  The only thing you need to add to the kit is adhesive. The kits are great for beginner and experienced crafters alike.  The card kit includes contents to create 24 cards, 2 each of 12 designs.  You all know that I rarely create the same card twice.  Mass production is just not my thing, unless it is a special request.  The card kits are perfect for me to create the sample card and then branch out with the contents to create card two.  All I added to card two, shown above, was a little bit of cardstock and a few sequins.  I based the card on the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches-

The card kits come with pre-printed card bases.  For my second take on the card design, I simply cut the card base and use the printed base just like you would pattern papers. I added in French Vanilla and New England Ivy cardstock to go along with the sketch design.  If you are more comfortable following along with step by step instructions (the kit  includes color instructions), here is how the card is intended to be created-


Both are great cards, the top version is just more my style.  Love my layers! Two Christmas cards down....and countless more to go! If you are interested in the Craft with Heart program, here is samples of the current card kit-



Each kit contains an exclusive stamp set, so you can easily change out the sentiments.  A  mini block and stamp pad are also included!  Here is a look at the current stamp set-

All supplies by Close To My Heart:

  • Craft with Heart Cardmaking Subscription
  • X6046 French Vanilla Cardstock 
  • X5959 New England Ivy Cardstock
  • Z2835 New England Ivy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Z3696 Wood Panel Embossing Folder
  • Z4235 Gold Loose Sequins


I have also entered my card in the following challenges:


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Comfort & Joy


Now is the perfect time to get started on your holiday cards! I am seriously behind on my holiday cardmaking.  I usually try and make Christmas cards all year long....and that just has not happened this year.  The Comfort & Joy Cardmaking Workshop Kit is a great way to get started!

The kit includes materials and instructions to complete 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs. You even get Liquid Pearls included to use for embellishments.  You can see all the details here

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