Feb 082016
 

Hello there Paper Craft Crew friends and fans. I apologize for being a little tardy. You know how technically challenged I am so I have to redo the entire video because I lost the voice. Then I found the video and it's 37 minutes long without my edits. I need a class!

I decided to break out the crazy, wonderfully fabulous, most awesome product suite in the history of Stampin' Up! of Botanical Gardens. I was going to just make a card and post it. Then I really started to "get" this product suite and started to stamp on the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper. Then I figured out that you can die-cut images from the DSP and also saw that the Botanical Gardens Jewels Embellishments fit the DSP perfectly too! In the Sale-A-Bration Brochure, the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack is there with another beautiful coordinating stamp set of Botanicals For You! When you overlay the vellum paper with the DSP, it's an exact match. This is the most perfect product suite I've ever used. There is absolutely nothing else in the industry that even comes close to this. 

The Botanical Gardens product suite can be found in the Spring 2016 Occasions Catalog and this product suite is an absolute MUST HAVE. It's a timeless classic and will be for years to come. It's also a bundle with the stamp set, designer series paper and the framelits dies. There are so many dies that I had to put them on 2 magnet sheets and there's extra dies for embellishing too! The vellum stack is a Sale-A-Bration item which means that you have to purchase $50 in product from your demonstrator in order to get this pack for free and it's also the only way you can get it. There's 6 more weeks left of Sale-A-Bration. 

I know this video is long but I show you several techniques that you can do using these products and I didn't even get a chance to use the vellum paper yet. I didn't even make a card, but I made a nice panel to start one. I'm going to do a video series on these products all week long on my blog. They are seriously that awesome and I don't think I will ever get or be able to do everything that's possible. Can you tell I'm super excited?!

I can't wait to do all of the techniques on vellum that you can. If you're one who still has your SU alcohol-based markers, so much fun. Just make sure to color on the back side of the vellum. The pretty jewels also fit perfectly over the vellum which will make it easy to adhere to a card base with glue dots. If you're a hoarder, get a lot of vellum paper!

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit us today. We really appreciate your participation and support. I hope you enjoy the video. Have a great day!

These samples are when I stamped on the designer series paper. You will see more in the video. You can also die-cut and layer over the images for dimension. There is so much you can do with this. Have fun! Maybe we should have a Botanical Gardens challenge?

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Feb 032016
 

Welcome to Challenge #180 with the Paper Craft Crew.  We look forward to seeing your creations this week.  Also… we would like to remind our participants that we try to comment on blogs but sometimes we get frustrated (we do have limited time) when we are expected to login to a wordpress.com account or some other account and Captcha is also another frustration.  Please consider switching to comment moderation and turning off the feature that requires us to log into a special account.

 

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch

Card Sketch #180

 

Sketch Challenge 180 for the Paper Craft Crew.

 

Just a few things to think about as you play along with us this week:

  • Before playing along, please make certain you CLICK HERE to review our Challenge Rule!
  • When posting to your blog or other social media, please use keyword PCCCS180.
  • The Paper Craft Crew design team has come up with some fun card samples using this week's card sketch.  You may click any of the photos to see a larger image, and you may also click the name under the photo to go to the designers blog for more information on their creation.
  • POSTING END TIME:  If you'd like to be chosen as a Top Pick, please be sure to link your project by Tuesday, February 9th at 11:55 PM EST

The Paper Craft Crew design team has come up with some fun card samples using this week's card sketch.  You may click any of the photos to see a larger image, and you may also click the name under the photo to go to the designers blog for more information on their creation.

 


 

Paper Craft Crew design team submission by Jan McQueen. #stampinup #papercraftcrew #janmcqueen

Jan McQueen

 

Design Team Card submitted by  Deborah Smart. #papercraftcrew #deborahsmart #themechallenge

Deborah Smart

 

Design Team submission for 180 created by  Heidi Weaver

Terri Walker

 

Design Team submission for 180 created by  Heidi Weaver

Heidi Weaver

 

Paper Craft Crew Design Team submission by Pam Staples for Sketch Challenge 180. #pamstaples #sunnygirlscraps #stampinup #themechallenge #papercraftcrew

Pam Staples

 

Paper Craft Crew Challenge design team submission by Eva Bussom. #stampinup #papercraftcrew #evabussom

Eva Bussom

 

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch design team submission by Raquelle Clifton. #stampinup #papercrafts #raquelleclifton #ladyandherstamps

Raquelle Clifton 

 

Paper Craft Crew Challenge design team submission by Crystal Komara. #stampinup #papercraftcrew #crystalkomara

Crystal Komara

 

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 180 design team submission by Justin Krieger. #justinkrieger #papercraftcrew

Justin Krieger

 

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch design team submission by Tracie Langley. #stampinup #tracielangley

Tracie Langley

 

Additional Details important to the Paper Craft Crew

 

SOCIAL NETWORKING and UPDATES…  Look for the Paper Craft Crew on Facebook!  You can like us by clicking HERE!  You can also find the Paper Craft Crew on Pinterest.   Don't forget to sign up for email updates if you haven't done so!  We encourage you to share the Paper Craft Crew along with your card creation via email, on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social venue.

DESIGNER OPPORTUNITY…  Participation "adds up" and wiith regular participation we may invite you to become a future guest designer or even a member of our team!  How cool is that…  Also, the more participation by our readers increases the exposure for everyone from participants to the design team to Stampin' Up!  To be eligible as a guest designer, we like to see regular participation in 5 out of 8 consecutive sketches AND be able to create a card using 100% Stampin' Up! products. 

BLOG CANDY…  The Paper Craft Crew periodically offers BLOG CANDY!  You will never know when the Blog Candy will show up.   We have to keep you on your toes and coming back for more!  NOTE: shipping of blog candy within the United States is free, unfortunately, we must ask our winners living outside of the United States to pay for shipping on any blog candy they may win.

 

 So… What are you going to create? We are excited to see!

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 Posted by at 12:00 am
Feb 022016
 

Welcome to the Top Pick blog post for Card Sketch 178.  Congratulations to this weeks Design Team Top Pick selections!  Thank you to all that took the time to participate in the Paper Craft Crew Challenges.  Your regular participation provides the design team with encouragement and we enjoy seeing your creations based on the weekly card sketch. 

This week we are honoring three submissions and at the end of this post we are providing code for a badge that the Top Pick can copy and post onto their blog to proudly show off the recognition they have received for their creation.  

 

Introducing, the Paper Craft Crew Top Pick

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #178

Top Pick

Here are the cards submitted for Card Sketch #178:

 

Top Pick selected by the Paper Craft Crew Design Team for Challenge 178

Stasia Sloma

 

Top Pick selected by the Paper Craft Crew Design Team for Challenge 178

Audra Monk

 

Top Pick selected by the Paper Craft Crew Design Team for Challenge 178

Leanne Johnson

 

(I would love to share the card but I can't)

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Again, congratulations and thank you to everyone that has been participating in our weekly sketch challenges!

 

 Note… We encourage all Top Pick to grab the code below and post it to your blog.  If you do not have a blog, feel free to post the badge to Facebook or other social media to proudly show off that you were a Paper Craft Crew Top Pick!

 

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 Posted by at 9:44 pm
Jan 312016
 

Hello there Paper Craft Crew friends and fans! Welcome to this week's Mid-Week Inspiration featuring our theme of Love. 

I put the card at the top of the post this week just in case you only wanted to look rather than read how I made it. There are more still shots under the description for you.

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I decided to combine a what I love card with a friendship card using products from the new Spring 2016 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration. Those little Honeycomb Embellishments are adorable and have so many possibilities. I used mine in the most obvious way on an ice cream cone. I also used my absolute favorite designer series paper of Birthday Bouquet. 

To start, my card base is a Soft Suede A2 side-folding card. I cropped in from the right side about 3/4". I adhered the DSP directly onto my card front and rounded the corners. Using the Tags & Labels Framelits, I die-cut the two largest scalloped dies of each set that you receive in the package. The largest was die-cut from Mint Macaron, partially stamped with the "So Sweet" sentiment from Honeycomb Happiness with Soft Suede ink and then heat embossed using clear embossing powder. Lastly, I ran this panel through the Big Shot using the Softly Fallen embossing folder to the sentiment. I only placed my cutting plate to the edge of where I wanted to dry emboss so no pressure was exerted onto my sentiment while going through the Big Shot. 

My second scallop panel was die-cut with water color card stock. I then coated the water color card stock with my Embossing Buddy. I colored directly onto the ice cream cone image from Honeycomb Happiness using a Soft Suede marker on the cone portion and a Watermelon Wonder marker for the ice cream scoop.  I had to do this twice to get a really good impression due to the nature of the water color card stock and direct-to-stamp coloring. I then sprinkled clear embossing powder over the entire image and heat set it. I used several shades of brown to color the cone portion and Watermelon Wonder and Blushing Bride for the ice cream cone. I heat set the image for a few seconds and adhered the Blushing Bride Honeycomb Embellishment to the ice cream cone. I then added another favorite product of mine, the It's My Party Enamel Dots, to the corner of the image panel in Mint Macaron. 

I adhered the Mint Macaron tag to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals and angled the image panel on top with Snail and a Stampin' Dimensional at the top. I used a gold Mini Metallic Clothespin to attach the image panel with a strip of Blushing Bride Sequin Trim. 

For the inside of my card. I used two sentiments from the Bloomin' Love stamp set stamped with Soft Suede ink and heat embossed with clear powder. I like to do this with most of my cards for dimension and the extra shine that it provides.  I found a heart lying on my desk and adhered it under the sentiment with a Glue Dot, although a heart punched out or die-cut using the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper would have looked so pretty. I lined the right outer portion with another piece of DSP from Birthday Bouquet, rounded the edges and placed 3 more It's My Party Enamel Dots in Mint Macaron in the lower right corner. This DSP panel covers the entire length and width of the card so that when the card is closed, the DSP is matched up. 

One last mention is that I used the Wink of Stella pen to color in the cone portion of the image and the Blushing Bride Honeycomb Embellishment, as well as the heart on the inside of the card. 

Thank you so very much for stopping by to visit us today. We all appreciate your support. Please don't forget to stop by the design team member's blogs to leave them a comment on the beautiful projects that they design for you weekly for some fabulous inspiration. 

If you wish to purchase any of the products that I have used or want information on joining the Stampin' Up! family, please contact your favorite design team member and they would be more than happy to help you. Now is the perfect time to become an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator as Sale-A-Bration is our biggest event of the year until March 31. The products that you can choose for your custom package when you join the Stampin' Up! family are awesome AND you also can pick yourself up FREE Sale-A-Bration products as well to really help you get your business off the ground or just enjoy the products as a Hobby Demonstrator, which are always welcome. 

Have a great rest of the weekend and I hope this week's Mid-Inspiration encourages you to participate in our challenge. We love to see what you link up every week and it provides us with inspiration too! Thank you so much for supporting the Paper Craft Crew.

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PS: Here is my birthday card from last week. 

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Jan 272016
 

Welcome to Challenge #179 with the Paper Craft Crew as we feature a Theme Challenge focusing on Love.  We look forward to seeing your creations this week as you share projects all about Love.

 

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch

Card Sketch #179

 

Love Theme Challenge 179 for the Paper Craft Crew.

Just a few things to think about as you play along with us this week:

  • Before playing along, please make certain you CLICK HERE to review our Challenge Rule!
  • When posting to your blog or other social media, please use keyword PCCC179.
  • The Paper Craft Crew design team has come up with some fun card samples using this week's theme challenge.  You may click any of the photos to see a larger image, and you may also click the name under the photo to go to the designers blog for more information on their creation.
  • POSTING END TIME:  If you'd like to be chosen as a Top Pick, please be sure to link your project by Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 11:55 PM EST

The Paper Craft Crew design team has come up with some fun card samples using this week's Love Theme Challenge.  You may click any of the photos to see a larger image, and you may also click the name under the photo to go to the designers blog for more information on their creation.

 

Paper Craft Crew Challenge design team submission by Pam Staples. #stampinup #papercrafts #pamstaples #sunnygirlscraps

Pam Staples

 

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch design team submission by Raquelle Clifton. #stampinup #papercrafts #raquelleclifton #ladyandherstamps

Raquelle Clifton

 

Paper Craft Crew Challenge design team submission by Crystal Komara. #stampinup #papercraftcrew #crystalkomara

Crystal Komara

 

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch design team submission by Tracie Langley. #stampinup #tracielangley

Tracie Langley

 

Paper Craft Crew Challenge design team submission by Deb Smart. #stampinup #papercraftcrew #deborahsmart

Deborah Smart

 

Paper Craft Crew Challenge design team submission by Heidi Weaver. #stampinup #papercraftcrew #heidiweaver

Heidi Weaver

 

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch design team submission by Justin Krieger. #justinkrieger #papercraftcrew #stampinup

Justin Krieger

 

Additional Details important to the Paper Craft Crew

 

SOCIAL NETWORKING and UPDATES…  Look for the Paper Craft Crew on Facebook!  You can like us by clicking HERE!  You can also find the Paper Craft Crew on Pinterest.   Don't forget to sign up for email updates if you haven't done so!  We encourage you to share the Paper Craft Crew along with your card creation via email, on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social venue.

DESIGNER OPPORTUNITY…  Participation "adds up" and wiith regular participation we may invite you to become a future guest designer or even a member of our team!  How cool is that…  Also, the more participation by our readers increases the exposure for everyone from participants to the design team to Stampin' Up!  To be eligible as a guest designer, we like to see regular participation in 5 out of 8 consecutive sketches AND be able to create a card using 100% Stampin' Up! products. 

BLOG CANDY…  The Paper Craft Crew periodically offers BLOG CANDY!  You will never know when the Blog Candy will show up.   We have to keep you on your toes and coming back for more!  NOTE: shipping of blog candy within the United States is free, unfortunately, we must ask our winners living outside of the United States to pay for shipping on any blog candy they may win.

 

 So… What are you going to create? We are excited to see!

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Jan 262016
 

Congratulations to this weeks Design Team Top Picks!  Thank you to all that took the time to participate in the Paper Craft Crew Challenges.  Your regular participation provides the design team with encouragement and we enjoy seeing your creations based on the weekly card sketch. 

This week we are honoring three submissions and at the end of this post we are providing code for a badge that the Top Picks can copy and post onto their blog to proudly show off the recognition they have received for their creation.  

 

Introducing, the Paper Craft Crew Top Picks

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #177

Top Picks

Here are the cards submitted for Card Sketch #177:

 

 

 

Top Pick

 

Stasia Sloma

 

 

With Sympathy

Leanne Johnson

 

 

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Rina Meushaw

 

 

Again, congratulations and thank you to everyone that has been participating in our weekly sketch challenges!

 

 Note… We encourage all Top Picks to grab the code below and post it to your blog.  If you do not have a blog, feel free to post the badge to Facebook or other social media to proudly show off that you were a Paper Craft Crew Top Pick!

 

PCC Badges v001-001

 

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