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Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in Cat Punch, Holiday Catalog 2017, Painted Autumn, Spooky Cat Bundle | 2 comments

A simple and sweet cat to welcome fall

There is this one product in every catalog that I just am over the moon about. Then I get it in my hands and it is just like life was ment to be.  The cat punch in the Holiday Catalog is defiantly a keeper and everyone must have it.  Don’t give me I’m not a cat person. It really does not matter of you are a cat person! The real question is are you an adorable cuteness person! I think we all love adorable cuteness!!!

Spooky Cat Bundle

Let’s take a moment and talk about this adorable bundle before we get to my card for the day.  This is such a fun bundle not only do you get the cat punch, the stamp set has a great cat that is full of Halloween words. The owl is awesome.  And you get eyes for the cat. So you can make a cat any color you would like and give him eyes.  I defiantly suggest that you not only get the cat punch but that you bundle the punch with the stamp set and save 10%.  It is well worth it!!!

I love these adorable treat boxes from the Holiday Catalog. Look at how simple is to make awesome Halloween treats!!

So, I love all the Halloween goodness of the black cat! Or little black cat is the epitome of a scaredy cat.  Anyway, I wanted to do something that was not Halloween but, still fall wonderfulness! I decided on a simple watercolor wash and a fall cat punched with the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.

Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper

I guess you have figured out by now that I love this paper! I promise I will use something different soon! I just can’t get enough of Painted Autumn!!!!

  • The watercolor  is Night of Navy on watercolor paper. It is a very simple wash with lots of water added to the ink.
  • The cat is punched with the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. Then I punched out three cats in Cajun Craze. I glued all of them together making one cat
  • The sentiment is from??? You guessed it Merry Café. I masked the sentiment to only use the Hello Fall
  • The final touch was a few sequins from the Bright Sequin Assortment

I love this side shot! It shows you how nicely the punch stacks to make a very special element for a card! Truely, card making could not get any easier. Punch a cat four times, glue them together, add a sentiment all on a simple watercolor background!! The absolute final touch was to add matching Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper to the flap of the envelope!

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

The Holiday Catalog is here! I adore this catalog! I know you are loving it as much as I am! It is just full of awesomeness!!!

There is a super exciting stamp set available to all who place $300 order during September and October. Host a party or gather orders from your friends to reach your $300 order! You are going to want this exclusive stamp set! It is amazing!

Here is the supply list.  If you have any questions about today’s card, products used, or Stampin’ Up! feel free to email me at westsidepapercreations@gmail.com

 

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 I’m head over heals for this adorable cat! I hope you guys love him as much as I do! I’ll be back tomorrow with another fun card! Lets all go and be creative! My thoughts are still with all those who have been affected by storms, fires, and flooding over the past several weeks
Peace out-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Coffee Cafe', Everyday Label Punch, Holiday Catalog 2017, Labels to Love, Merry Cafe', Painted Autumn | 4 comments

A pouch box and a mini treat pocket

This is such a fun time of the year! Football, pumpkins, hot tea, and of course coffee.  I decided to celebrate the upcoming fall season with two sets of cards and a pocket box to hold them. These will make great little gifts for friends! I can’t wait to share them with my coffee loving friends. While I had my supplies out, I also made a mini pocket for at treat such as Ghirardelli squares.

To make these pocket boxes I decided to use the Merry Café set in the Holiday Catalog. This set is just wonderful! It is full of goodies for fall café cards and Christmas café cards. It is jam-packed with sentiments, and little stamps to decorate your coffee/tea cups up! I love all the detail stamps included in this set.

Merry Café

This super cute set was paired with the Coffee Café stamp set and the  Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. This paper is quickly becoming a favorite! I seem to be reaching for it all the time! I just love the patterns in this paper

The card pocket is a case from fellow demonstrator, Kelly Acheson at A Stamp Above. When I saw Kelly’s pocket I thought it looked familiar, that’s because my friend Julie DiMatteo at the Paper Pixie had made a mini version of the pocket fold.  She is an origami genius!! I love all of her boxes and mini projects.

I have several pictures for you today of the process of making the pocket fold box.  But, make sure you check out Julie’s and Kelly’s blog post. They both have great videos that show you exactly how to make the card. Kelly’s pocket fold box.  Julie’s mini pocket treat holder.

The first thing I did was make a template that I can keep of this pocket box. The card pocket box and the treat pocket box are made exactly the same. They are different sizes and held together differently!  So, I gathered my supplies which includes 12 x 12 paper, multipurpose glue, a bone folder, and a score board

After you have gathered your supplies then you will want to cut your paper down to 7 1/2 by 12 inches. Then you will use your score board to do some scoring. 

 

You will score at

  • 1 7/8 and 5 5/8 on the short side (7 1/2)
  • 5 5/8 and 6 3/8 on the long side (12)

You will want to burnish each score line with the bone folder.  After burnishing you will want to fold it like above.  Then you will take your finger and hold it at the crease where the score line meats the folded edge.

With your other hand you will pull back the score line to line up with the folded paper. And score on the diagonal line created.

You will want to do this process on all four sides. So that you end up with something that looks like the below picture.

This shows you the basic form of the pocket box.  All that is left is to make the top of the box and to glue the sides down. The top of the box is as follows.

  • The paper is cut at 4 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches.
  • Score at 1 inch and 3 3/4 inches on the long side (4 3/4 side)

You will want to burnish the two score lines. Then you will glue down one of the scored sections.

I used my template to decide which way to cut the designer series paper. In this case the florals were cut so that they run up the top of the pouch box. So the 4 3/4 inches side is the side and the 3 3/4 edge was the top of the paper.

The second scored section is glued in between the layers of the pouch box. This connects your top to the actual box.

To connect the lid with the box use multipurpose glue and glue down the flaps of the box. Be sure not to add glue to the section that makes the pouch.  You will finish the pouch by glueing down each long fold as shown above.

Here is a picture of the inside of a completed pouch box!

Each of the card pouches will have four matching card on the very vanilla Notecard and envelopes.   I also decorated the outside if the pouch boxes

Tomorrow I will share more about how I made these adorable little note cards.

  • The colors used are Cajun Craze, Soft Sky, and Chocolate Chip
  • The box is decorated with the linen thread, the Labels to Love stamp set (and everyday label punch) , and the heart in Coffee Café.

  • The colors used are Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, and basic black
  • The sentiment is from Merry Café. how fun is that sentiment. Bellow fall the pumpkin spice latte season
  • The Daffodil Delight layer was added by making a second top to the pouch box then adding it to the original top.  I did this as an afterthought so, I did have to cut one end down so it would fit

 

  • The size of the mini version is made with  4 x 6 paper
  • Scored at 1 inch and 4 inch and 3 inch on the short side (4 inch)
  • Score at 2 3/4 inches and 3 1/4 inches on the long side (6 inch)
  • I used the scalloped tag topper to make the ribbon slot at the top of the card
  • The burnishing and glueing is the same as above. You just don’t have to add the top because it is held together by ribbon

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

The Holiday Catalog is here! I adore this catalog! I know you are loving it as much as I am! It is just full of awesomeness!!!

There is a super exciting stamp set available to all who place $300 order during September and October. Host a party or gather orders from your friends to reach your $300 order! You are going to want this exclusive stamp set! It is amazing!

Here is the supply list.  If you have any questions about today’s card, products used, or Stampin’ Up! feel free to email me at westsidepapercreations@gmail.com

 

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 I hope everyone is staying safe in the wake of the recent storms.  Happy Monday!  and I will be back tomorrow with details about the coordinating cards for the pouch boxes
Peace my Friends-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Painted Autumn, Painted Harvest, Wood Words | 0 comments

Painted Harvest Mini

I have a fun quick little mini card for you guys today.  I am still enjoying using the Painted Harvest stamp set.  The flowers in the set are sunflowers, which I love! They are such happy awkward flowers.

Painted Harvest

I love the layered look you get with this two-step flower!  Th leaves and fern also can be used as layering stamps. The cool thing is that they also look great as stand alone stamps.

Mini cards are really popular right now!  especially, with the 3×3 envelopes back in the Holiday Catalog.  To make a mini 3×3 card you will need to cut your card stock down to 3 by 7.  You will want to score at 3 inches on the long side.  Then burnish the score line with your bone folder.  Now you have the most adorable little mini card!

  • The colors used are Daffodil Delight and Rose Red. I don’t use Rose Red very often, but it is really a wonderful pinky red
  • The white layer is Glossy White. I stamped the Daffodil Delight layer then stamped the Rose Red layer.  It takes a few minuets for the ink to dry on the Glossy paper
  • While the ink was drying, I cut a piece of Daffodil Delight to 1/2 inch. Then stamped the sentiment from Wood Words in Rose Red
  • The final touch was to add a little ink splatter in Daffodil Delight

You guys know I love to decorate my envelopes, so I used the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper to add a little color to the envelope flap

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The Holiday Catalog is here! I adore this catalog! I know you are loving it as much as I am! It is just full of awesomeness!!!

There is a super exciting stamp set available to all who place $300 order during September and October. Host a party or gather orders from your friends to reach your $300 order! You are going to want this exclusive stamp set! It is amazing!

There is a Paper Pumpkin sale going on and it is pretty sweet! This is definitely the time to join!!!

Here is the supply list.  If you have any questions about today’s card, products used, or Stampin’ Up! feel free to email me at westsidepapercreations@gmail.com

 

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 I hope each of you have had a wonderful Memorial Day yesterday! Mike and I did lots of relaxing! Today, we are back at work at the cafe’.  Be creative my friend😀
Peace and happyness-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in At Home With You Bundle, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Brushwork Alphabet, Build a Bike, Embossing, ink as watercolor, Painted Autumn, watercolor, Watercolor pincles | 2 comments

At Home with you sweet puppy

It is always a sweet moment when a friend brings a new pet home.  A friend recently got a new puppy.  So, of course I had to make them a card that will go along with a gift from my favorite pet store. Come Sit Stay in Nashville, Tn.  This store is amazing and the owner Robin always knows just the right gift! She is amazing at what she does. So when you are in Nashville be sure to stop by her store! You want be disappointed!

For the card, I used the stamp set bundle At Home With You! This set is super fun! I love the door and all the seasonal decorations!!

At Home With You Bundle

I love the classy modern feel of this stamp set!!! How fun is it to have a beautiful door to decorate.

  • Each element was stamped and then watercolored using watercolor pencils and ink refills.
  • Then using the coordinating dies, each element was cut out
  • The background is the brick walls embossing folder and the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper(available Sep. 1)
  • The door has a special die that cuts it on three sides allowing the door to open.
  • That cute little dog is from the build a bike bundle. Is he not just adorable in front of the door…

The door opens up for a sweet message. That was created using a little masking, stamp surgery (yes I cut a sentiment in half 😱…it will be okay 😜. I put him back together with ❤ …😂), and the Brushwork Alphabet set.

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

The Holiday Catalog goes live on September 1st!! If you would like a copy just let me know via email. I will be happy to send you one!

The Carols of Christmas Early Release is now available for you to purchase. You are going to love this set so much. It is my must have from the Holiday Catalog. It is amazing!!! So very easy to use and just simply perfect!!! It will remind you of why you love stamping in the first place. The stamp set pairs with the Card front builder dies! These dies rock!!!! They will make every Holiday Card sing in glory!!!!

There is a Paper Pumpkin sale going on and it is pretty sweet! This is definitely the time to join!!!

Here is the supply list.  If you have any questions about today’s card, products used, or Stampin’ Up! feel free to email me at westsidepapercreations@gmail.com

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Happy Wednesday! I have been thinking a lot lately about how we can share our creativity to #spreadkindness.  Sending cards and making pretty things for others defantly makes the world a better place.  Stay creative my friends
Peace out-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in Beautiful You, Brushwork Alphabet, Eclipse, Jars of Love, Labeler Alphabet, Painted Autumn, Wood Words | 4 comments

Total Eclipse…

It is finally here! Today is Total Solar Eclipse day! Yeppie!! We get to listen to Dark Side of the Moon and Total Eclipse of my Heart over and over!!! What fun 😬  Seriously, though it’s a big event in the USA.   I’m really excited about getting to see the Eclipse. No, no, I’m not going anywhere special to see it or look at it with out my eclipse glasses.  But, I am going to look at the shadows it creates on the ground through trees.  I plan on looking for some stars and planets that will be viable.  And well just enjoy the experience of a solar eclipse! It’s going to be fun watching all the people who have their head in a box.  literally in a box!!!!!   I just might be one of them!

 To celebrate the moon’s great photobomb moment, I made some cards featuring my own solar eclipse.  I have a whole little collection of cards.  So let’s get started.    

I love trying to stretch my supplies!  It is fun to see how just using a few supplies you can make several completely different cards.  Just by changing the design or shape of the card you get something completely new!

To make my eclipse I used the Painted Harvest Stamp Set. (Available Sep. 1)  I love this stamp set! It is just perfect for fall.  The sunflowers it creates are beautiful!  It also has a fern, leaves, and an acorn.

Painted Harvest

I also used a mask made from vellum and a 1 1/2 inch circle punch. The sentiment come from a variety of places.  Jar’s of Love has a tinny “you light up my life”   So many Shells has “miracles happen”   Beautiful You has “wishing you brighter days to come”   The hope and sunshine are dies from sunshine wishes.  There are some other really amazing sentiments in the Annual catalog that would be awesome for an Eclipse card. Expecially the High Tide and Watts of Occasions!

The cards all have a few things in common.  The Eclipse, the use of Whisper White, metallic, and Tranquil Tide.

This little mini card is 3 by 3! The card base is basic gray. The Designer Series Paper is Painted Autumn.   I took this card and added a few more layers to it to make a larger square card.  Both cards have the same design concept.

I love the little mini cards. They are just to adorable.  I also love that you can transform that mini card into a full size card. By just adding a background frame.

I added a copper layer to the original mini card.  Then added the Tangerine Tango Foil Frenzy paper to create a card base.

Both of these cards use the same basic card design.  The “miracles happen” card is a 4 bar card.  The total eclipse card is the same design popped up on a card base and copper twine added.   I used two different alphabet sets to create my own sentiment. Brushwork Alphabet and Labeler Alphabet.  I just couldn’t resist making a card that says Total Eclipse …of the heart.   

That adorable yellow heart is out of Wood Words!

The next two card use lots of the same elements but, they are arranged in a way on each card that makes each card their very own!

The hope is cut from the Soft Sky Foil Frenzy DSP.  Then is stacked on three Tranquil Tide hope die cuts. I used silver foil for one of the layers for some extra shine.  Though it looks more copper or gold in the picture. 

The sunshine die cut is stacked just like the hope.   The difference is that I used silver leafing with just a touch of gold and copper to guild the word.

To make the eclipse, stamp one of the two sunflower layers from Painted Harvest in Daffodil Delight.  Then I made a mask with vellum and a 1 1/2 inch punch.  Lade the mask over the flower and used a sponge dabber to add basic gray ink.  You can still see the yellow through the gray after it dries.  I think this added to the look of the eclipse.

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

If you would like to know more about the solar eclipse, including how to make your own solar glasses…

A new live class registration is open.  We will be using the Coffee Cafe’ and Merry Cafe’ stamp sets! The class is August 26th from 1-3 at Westside  Coffee Place & Café

Sign Up now!

The Holiday Catalog goes live on September 1st!! If you would like a copy just let me know via email. I will be happy to send you one!

The Carols of Christmas Early Release is now available for you to purchase. You are going to love this set so much. It is my must have from the Holiday Catalog. It is amazing!!! So very easy to use and just simply perfect!!! It will remind you of why you love stamping in the first place. The stamp set pairs with the Card front builder dies! These dies rock!!!! They will make every Holiday Card sing in glory!!!!

There is a Paper Pumpkin sale going on and it is pretty sweet! This is definitely the time to join!!!

Here is the supply list.  If you have any questions about today’s card, products used, or Stampin’ Up! feel free to email me at westsidepapercreations@gmail.com

 

Price: $110.00

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I hope everyone has a safe day enjoying the eclipse. Here in North Alabama we will have about 98% coverage during totality of the eclipse. I know you know this but, don’t look at it directly unless you have the correct protection.  Have a great Eclipse Monday!

Peace be with you all-

 

Jennifer

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