Friday, October 25, 2013

October Paper Pumpkin

5 minutes, ladies and gentlemen. That is how long it took me to put together this month's adorable, useful Paper Pumpkin kit. This cute little note pad can be used for taking notes, writing to-do lists, or compiling a grocery list.

Paper Pumpkin kits are your monthly creative escape. Sign up, and each month the Paper Pumpkin will auto-ship directly to your door and come with all the supplies you need (stamps, ink, paper, and accessories) to create cute, simple, and pinable project such as cards, journals, decor, and more! Interested in this monthly creative escape? Get more details or sign up at the Paper Pumpkin website.


Friday, October 18, 2013

Ladybug Ink Blog Hop: Thanksgiving Style

We are heading to the holidays! And this month, the Ladybugs decided to skip Halloween and focus our blog hop on Thanksgiving. I'll be honest, I don't do much for Thanksgiving. We do make it a point to be with family, that is important to us, but other than hanging out with la familia, stuffing my face, and watching football, there's not much more to Thanksgiving. So Thanksgiving craft projects are a little hard for me. But after watching Mary Fish's tutorial on how to make a card using the Floral Framelits, I was inspired for this blog hop.

Stampin' Tips:

  • Disclaimer: Remember that Stampin' Up! recommends cutting only one piece of cardstock with the framelits, and this card will require you to cut through two pieces at one time. I haven't had any issues with cutting two pieces of cardstock with the framelits, but I wanted to make you aware that my framelit usage goes against recommendations. 
  • Colors: Pumpkin Pie, Baked Brown Sugar, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, and Daffodil Delight
  • Stamp set: Tags 4 You 
  • Designer Series Paper: Epic Day This and That and 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Accessories: Floral Framelits, Pumpkin Pie 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Label Bracket Punch 
  • When cutting the Epic Day and In-Color DSP with the floral framelit, position the DSP on top of each other and run both pieces through the Big Shot at the same time. This will allow you to perfectly line up the pieces. 
  • Cut a piece of the Always Artichoke with the Label Bracket Punch, cut it in half, and then layer it to the back of the "Happy Thanksgiving" tag. 
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