Sep 212016
 

Welcome to this weeks NEW Color Challenge #212 with the Paper Craft Crew.  All of our team members are paper crafters who can't resist a fun challenge.  Please join us every Wednesday for a fun, new challenge along with a chance to win!  

This week we are thrilled to introduce our newest team member, Tina Rackley Riddle.  We are excited to have Tina on the team.  

Paper Craft Crew Challenge

Color Challenge #212

 

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Blog Candy 

Today is my son's 7th Birthday! So, in honor of the NEWEST Design Team Member AND to celebrate my son's 7th Birthday, the Paper Craft Crew is giving away some BLOG CANDY.  The blog candy is the "Better than E-Mail" Stamp Set and Metallic Enamel Shapes.  To be entered into the random drawing, you MUST participate by creating a paper craft project (it doesn't have to be a card) and entering it into our challenge.  Load your project to InLinkz and when the collection closes someone will randomly be chosen as the winner.

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Have fun and we can’t wait to see what you come up with!
We welcome you to use any products in your project.

Remember, while the colors listed in the Color Challenge reference Stampin' Up!, these are suggested colors and we would LOVE to have you play along regardless of the products you use.  Just find some comparable colors.  The Paper Craft Crew can't wait to see what you create. 

The challenge will close at 9:30 pm on Monday, September 26th

Winners will be posted Thursday, September 29th

 

A Few Things to Remember:

  • Your project must be new, created for this challenge and combined with no more than 3 other challenges (for a total of 4 challenges including PCC).
  • Include your First Name in the Link Title input box.
  • Display our challenge image in your post, and link it back to the Paper Craft Crew site in your post. Please use keyword PCC212.
  • Please… limit of 3 cards per week, per challenger.
  • We reserve the right to remove links that do not comply with the above guidelines. To view all of our challenge rules, CLICK HERE!

 

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

 

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Sep 252016
 
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Hello there Paper Craft Crew friends and fans. Welcome to our Mid-Week Inspiration for challenge #212. We are glad you stopped by to visit us. 

In honor of Caleb's 7th birthday, Pam's son, she is offering up some fabulous blog candy this week! I've known Caleb since he was 2 and he's so fun to FaceTime with too! He's an adorable little boy and this is the birthday card that I made for him. I used very vivid and bright primary colors and Caleb is sure to love it. The No Bones About It is a great stamp set for a variety of occasions. It even has a little birthday hat that I put on top of the red dinosaur's head. This is a no fuss card with nothing but pure 2-step stamping on it. I love how you can make the "bones" any color that you want. I stayed pretty traditional with this one and used every stamp in the set, but one, which was the fern. It's a great set to make scene and shaker cards with too. With all of the embellishments and coloring mediums out there, it can be overwhelming at times. I must admit that I had fun making this card with just some good ol' fashioned stamping. 

Be sure to wish Caleb a Happy 7th Birthday and we sure to hope you play along in our challenge this week for your opportunity to win some fun blog candy too! I hope that you are inspired by this fun birthday card.

Thank you so very much for stopping by today. Have a great weekend and God bless. 

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Product List

 

Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad

 

 

 

 

Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker

 

 

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Elegant Eggplant Stampin' Write Marker

 

 

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Clear Block Bundle

 

 

 

 

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Sep 172016
 

Hello there and a happy Saturday to you! Welcome to this week's Paper Craft Crew Mid-Week Inspiration!

I would love to thank my fellow DT member, Mr. Rick Adkins for filling in for me last week. We will be tag-teaming it a lot. California is on fire, like burning fire, and not in a good way. This is my 2nd one in 6 weeks.

Today I made my 2nd Christmas card of the season using the Stampin' Up! Star of Light and Starlight Thinlits Dies. I love this fabulous 10% off bundle. There are so many images and sentiments. This is another perfect year-round product suite. 

I'm really into gold, rose gold, pink and black right now and this card definitely reflects that. I even broke out my sewing machine and added some lovely gold stitching to adhere my banners to the card. Do you think I should have added 3 gold sequins around the same area that the sketch shows us? Do you think it would be too much? If so, what color? I'd love to hear your answer. As I was writing up this blog post and looking at my card, I had every intention of adding them, but just forgot. 

I wanted to chat about sketch interpretation today. With our sketches, they are a jumping off point, but the rest is left up to your imagination while keeping your final project recognizable to the sketch. There are a lot of great elements on this week's sketch, such as the visual triangle rule of odds sequins, twine or thread behind the sentiment banners, washi tape, star and the 2 strips of card stock. 

Your sequins could be small buttons or any other embellishment, like rhinestones or pearls. In my card to mimic the twine, I used a stamp instead and added machine-stitched detail to my banners. I used 3 banners since my card is fairly monochromatic and I needed to break up the gold. The perfect way to do that is by using vellum or acetate. I also have several retired items on my card too. Again, if I like something, I keep it as I know my investment will pay off with years of use. I will write a separate post about knowing what to keep as it retires. I chose last year's Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack. The gold circle in the vellum coordinates perfectly with the star and dot swirl image in Star of Light that was heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. The vellum also ties the card together while breaking up the gold a bit allowing you to see all of the gold elements that I chose for my card. I also used the gold glitter tape and washi tape from last year too. The Brushed Gold Card Stock was perfect to use with the Gold Foil Card Stock and glitter. It toned down the bling factor yet worked cohesively with my card. I layered on 4 different stars from the Starlight Thinlits Dies of first using the open-faced large star with Gold Foil, Brushed Gold, Gold Foil and then Gold Glimmer Card Stock for the smallest star. My star dies were meant to layer perfectly together and they did. I had a hard time not wanting to top the star off with a little something. My favorite part of my card is my banners and gold machine stitch detail. It looks like a lot of time went into this card, but it took less than 30 minutes. The majority of the time was spent die-cutting. 

One thing I like to do too is to look in the catalog to see how I can mix and match products together. I found the perfect banner die-cut in the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies. I just trimmed the banner ends to get mine staggered.

I hope that you enjoy my card today and we look forward to your participation in our challenge. I have a full supply list of products that I used below. 

Also, many of the retired items that I used are in the Clearance Rack at 60% off! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today to visit us and God bless. Have a great weekend!

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Versamark Pad

 

 

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Gold Foil Sheets

 

 

Brushed Gold 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

 

 

Big Shot

 

 

Stampin' Trimmer

 

 

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Sep 152016
 

Congratulations to Design Team Top Picks PCC210!  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 #210

Top Picks

Here are the projects submitted for Card Sketch #210:

 

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Lisa Walsh

 

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Kathie Durgan

 

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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 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 3 Pick!

 

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Sep 142016
 

Welcome to Card Sketch Challenge #211 with the Paper Craft Crew.  All of our team members are paper crafters who can't resist a fun challenge.  Please join us every Wednesday for a fun, new challenge!  

This week we are also sad to report that Heidi Weaver is stepping down and leaving the Paper Craft Crew Design Team!  Please take the time to stop over at Heidi's blog and leave her a message.  We will definitely miss having Heidi as a member of the Design Team and send her off with happy memories.  

 

Paper Craft Crew Challenge

Card Sketch Challenge #211

 

Welcome to the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch Challenge 211 (PCC211) hosted by Pam Staples, SunnyGirlScraps.  #papercraftcrew #challengeblog  #cardsketch #pcc2016  Play along at www.papercraftcrew.com

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Have fun and we can’t wait to see what you come up with!
We welcome you to use any products in your project.

Again, with emphasis…  We welcome participants to use ANY craft products.  While the majority of the Design Team are Stampin' Up! demonstrators and use mostly Stampin' Up! products, please know that the Paper Craft Crew challenges are open TO all products and not exclusively Stampin' Up!

 

 

Important Dates!

The challenge will close at 9:30 pm on Monday, September 19, 2016

Winners will be posted Thursday, September 22nd

 

A Few Things to Remember:

  • Your project must be new, created for this challenge and combined with no more than 3 other challenges (for a total of 4 challenges including PCC).
  • Include your First Name in the Link Title input box.
  • Display our challenge image in your post, and link it back to the Paper Craft Crew site in your post. Please use keyword PCC211.
  • Please… limit of 3 cards per week, per challenger.
  • We reserve the right to remove links that do not comply with the above guidelines. To view all of our challenge rules, CLICK HERE!

 

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

 

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Hello Stampers and Crafters its Rick filling in this week for your mid week inspiration.   Today I am going to talk to you about my must have accessories from the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog.  I’m sure must of you have one by now, if not contact one of the design team members that’s a Demonstrator we would be glad to help you.

Okay so let’s get right into it!    My top 10 accessories for the new holiday mini.

10. Tin Of Tags Project Kit #142011 Price:    $22.00

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Tags are a must-have for gift-giving and treat-taking. Add your own personal touch with handmade tags you make in minutes. Kit includes enough supplies for 30 tags, 3 each of 10 designs.

9.  6″ X 17″ (15.2 X 43.2 Cm) Gusseted Cellophane Bags #142001 Price: $9.00


Use these bags for treat or gift bags. Just pop the treat or gift into one of our shiny cellophane bags and add a stamped header. These bags are gusseted so they expand to hold more.

* 25 bags

* 6″ x 17″ (15.2 x 43.2 cm) when flat

* Food safe

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I mean look how dressed up you can create your gift giving this year.   How wonderful!  I purchased them to make breads for some Holiday gift giving and I don’t even bake bread!

8.   Copper Foil Sheets  #142020 Price: $4.00


Make your own foil accents. Cut with punches or Big Shot. Foil on one side.  Copper is a hot hot trend right now so I suggest you load up on this one since it’s such s great price point.

 

7.  Halloween Night Enamel Dots #142025  Price: $4.00


Go dotty. Peel and stick these enamel dots all over your projects.  I have already ordered three sets of these and it seems like I put another one on every order.   So grab them before I buy them out.  😌

* 96 dots

* 16 each of 3 colors: Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie

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6.   Mini Tassels #142024 Price: $7.50


Cotton yarn tassels tied with silver thread.

* 12 tassels * in Basic Black, & silver

These are so stinking cute they are so a must have.

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Look how cute these tassels are on these projects.  They are fabulous!  I predict that the closer to Halloween and Fall activities we get these will sell out!

5.  Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper #142029

Price: $5.00


At last–a no-mess way to add glitter accents!  And the best part it’s Orange!    This makes me so so happy.  This paper is embedded with small pieces of glitter. Glitter won’t brush off or flake off so there’s no clean up.

* 2 sheets
* Pumpkin Pie

* 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)

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This will be another item that the closer we get to Halloween the quicker it will be gone.  I did the same thing last year.  I thought Oh I have plenty of time to get the black glimmer paper then I needed it for a workshop and it was on backorder, and then gone!

4.  Now for #4 I have two must haves in this because they go hand in hand.

Pine Bough Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #141831

Price: $7.50


It’s easy to make a great impression! Just place flat cardstock in this embossing folder, run it through the Big Shot, and out comes a cardstock frame with a bold textured design. The delicate design makes a beautiful frame for stamping.

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And the second part of #4 must have is the….

Mini Pinecones #141990 Price: $7.50


Antiqued mini pinecones with copper finish. Perfect for accenting projects.  You get 24 in a package and they are so cute.

3.  Real Red 3/4″ (1.9 Cm) Stitched Edge Ribbon #141984 Price: $8.50


Ribbon lovers, we’ve got you covered! Ribbon is an easy way to add style to your projects. Tie it, loop it, wrap it, cut it. We have the styles you love in the colors you want.

* Real Red with white stitched edge

* 3/4″ (1.9 cm) wide

* 10 yards (9.1 m)

* 100% polyester

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2.  Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape #141985. Price: $8.00


What’s to love about washi tape? Everything! The designs and colors. The versatility. The simplicity—just tear, tape, and transform. Go basic and use single strips as accents. Or step it up and combine strips to create custom backgrounds, decorations, and more. It’s an effortless way to add color to your projects.

* 5 rolls per package, 1 each of 5 designs
* 3 widths, 1 roll of each width: 3/8″, 1/2″, 5/8″ (1 cm, 1.3 cm, 1.6 cm)

* 5 yards (4.6 m) per roll

* Lignin free

Coordinating colors: Real Red

1.   Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #143537

Price: $10.00


It’s easy to make a great impression! Just place flat cardstock in this embossing folder, run it through the Big Shot, and out comes cardstock with a bold textured design.

Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders take embossing to the next level, with deeper, more detailed impressions than standard embossing folders—great for card fronts and accents.
I can not say enough about this new style of embossing folder.  It’s amazing!!!!! I have added the video from Stampin’ Up! On how to use it.  It’s a little different then our normal embossing folders.

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You will be seeing these products in more from must of our design in the upcoming weekly challenges so be watching for them.   And remember if you would like to get your hands on them contact one of the demonstrators on the design team we would be glad to help you or answer any of your questions.

Thanks for dropping by the Paper Craft Crew today and checking out this weeks mid week inspiration.  I hope that this has helped you and I am sure that it makes your shopping list a lot bigger this year.   Make sure you watch for the weekly challenges and play along you will have a blast creating with each weeks Challenge.   There’s still time to play along with this weeks challenge PCC210 as well.  Create your project and upload it to play along by clicking here.   You will not regret it.  If you missed it this is this weeks sketch.

Welcome to the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch Challenge 210 (PCC210) hosted by Pam Staples, SunnyGirlScraps. #papercraftcrew #challengeblog #cardsketch Play along at www.papercraftcrew.comI Hope to see your creation before the deadline.   Until next week Happy Stampin’

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