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Subscribe to send Joy to the World this holiday season with the October Paper Pumpkin!


What do you love most about the holiday season? Is it the treasured time spent with your loved ones? Is it the gorgeous winter greenery and the timeless silver and gold decorations? Or, is it spreading peace, joy, and love to all of your friends and neighbors? Whatever brings you the most joy during this magical time of year, the Joy to the Word Paper Pumpkin Kit offers a one-of-a-kind experience that’ll surely inspire you to start celebrating the season on a cheerful note.

This October Joy to the World” Paper Pumpkin Kit has been thoughtfully released in preparation for the season of spreading joy! October’s Paper Pumpkin kit was designed to bring people together—connecting them with one another and spreading joy with each other around the world! With die-cut sentiments in English, French, and German, subscribers can send holiday cheer to their friends across the globe—in their language.

Details of the Joy to the World Kit

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit includes die-cut pieces in English, French, and German. This will allow you to create cards you can use to connect with others around the world—in their language!
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm) (Standard A2 size card)
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea Foam

Subscribe by October 10th to receive this awesome kit! I hope you join me – I have fun plans for my subscribers with this month’s kit, including a Paper Pumpkin class to bring us together while we’re apart!

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WT810 F4A552 Happy Camper | DancesWithHooves Paper Design

I may have 50 Christmas cards to get finished, but I needed to play a little this past weekend, too. Inspired by a video by the talented Jennifer McGuire from last week, I wanted to play with this cute critter set and have some no-agenda crafting time.

Of course, once I started I figured I may has well make multiples (more love to share with more cards to mail!), and ended up creating three of these.

Click below to jump for more pictures and full details on today’s design!

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Challenges

CC808 WT809 Clean and Simple Fall Card | DancesWithHooves Paper Design

Popping in with a quick clean and simple set of cards I created this weekend, using up some scraps, and taking a stab at a few Splitcoast challenges. These are super simple cards, but between other things I ended up getting involved in on Saturday when I made them, they represent a day’s worth of worthwhile work! (Case in point: coming up with a clever way to label my Big Shot so as to not have to try to recall the correct “sandwich” for each type of item I want to use it for, and getting my label maker set up, and laundry… lots of laundry!) Sometimes, clean and simple is fabulous in and of itself!

Entering these in the following Splitcoast Challenges:

Color Challenged 808 – CC808 Bumblebee /  Merry Merlot  /  Mossy Meadow

Ways to Use It 809 – WT809– What’s Your Angle? Use an angled panel on your card. You can use a shape with an angle such as a triangle or a hexagon or cover a corner of your card with an angled panel.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today – you make my day when you do! 🙂

Blessings,

Chrissy

This card can also be found in my gallery on SplitCoast; “recipe” below includes keywords specific to SplitCoast Stampers challenges. 

Title:  CC808 WT809 Clean and Simple Fall Card
SCS Keywords:    CC808, WT809, CAS, Clean and Simple, My Favorite Things, MFT, Stampin Up, SU, Fall, Autumn
Stamps:    Give Thanks, Buffalo Check, Radial Halftone (MFT),
Ink:      Crushed Curry (for Bumblebee), Cherry Cobbler (for Merry Merlot), Garden Green (for Mossy Meadow)
Paper:    
Paper Size:   A2
Technique:        Watercolor, clean and simple, dimension, fussy cutting
Accessories:       Watercolor brush, foam mounting dots

The October Paper Pumpkin kit is going to be -awesome!- Make 8 Christmas cards and have all the goodies to send them off in style! Subscribe today!

Paper Crafting

Joy to the World – October Paper Pumpkin!

The October Joy to the World” Paper Pumpkin Kit has been thoughtfully released in preparation for the season of spreading joy! October’s Paper Pumpkin kit was designed to bring people together—connecting them with one another and spreading joy with each other around the world! With die-cut sentiments in English, French, and German, subscribers can send holiday cheer to their friends across the globe—in their language.

Details of the Joy to the World Kit

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit includes die-cut pieces in English, French, and German. This will allow you to create cards you can use to connect with others around the world—in their language!
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm) (Standard A2 size card)
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea Foam

Subscribe by October 10th to receive this awesome kit! I hope you join me – I have fun plans for my subscribers with this month’s kit, including a Paper Pumpkin class to bring us together while we’re apart!

Paper Crafting

Miles Apart for the PALS Blog Hop | DancesWithHooves Paper Design

Mary Fish's Pretty Pals Blog Hop logo

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created projects where “It’s the Sentiment that Counts.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Two cards with Forever Fern and Lovely You stamp sets.

Who loves fall? That’s me over here, waving my arms madly. What’s not to love? Fewer bugs, crisp and comfortable air, beautiful colors everywhere you look, and combines in the fields.

Ok, maybe the thrill of combines working on the harvest is just me, but I digress…

Card with Forever Fern and Lovely You stamp sets.
I debated between ideas I had for the main background panel, and ended up narrowing it to two – one for each card. Here, the Pinewood Planks embossing folder, and the Subtle folder for the second. Two of my favorites!

Naturally, I’m in an autumn mood. With the lovely cooler temps as of late here in Northern Minnesota, my mind has gone full-tilt toward all things fall. Beautiful oranges and ruby reds contrasting with a crisp blue sky and the still-green grass is about the epitome of God’s beauty in nature, in my humble opinion, so I had to use that as my inspiration for today’s card.

“The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of His hands.”

Psalm 19:1
Card with Forever Fern and Lovely You stamp sets.
I sponged the edges of each card with crumb cake, including some areas away from the edges, for a weathered feel.

I combined two of my newest Stampin Up sets, Forever Fern and Lovely You, grabbed a piece of the stunning new Plaid Tidings paper pack, and went to work.

With the focus being the sentiment for this design, I was a little hesitant to go too crazy with the color, so used crumb cake in order to provide less starkness and perhaps more of an autumn feel to the design.

Closeup of card with Forever Fern and Lovely You stamp sets.
You know I’d have to find a place to add glitter! Just a few accents on the leaves to add visual interest and contribute to the idea of a perfect, crisp fall day.

These cards are for a couple of friends – one celebrating her birthday in October, and I hope they bring them as much joy to receive as they gave me in designing them.

Closeup of card with Forever Fern and Lovely You stamp sets.
Masking and the same glitter accents on the foliage help to add interest to the inside of the finished designs.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on October 14th when our theme is “Tag, You’re It!” Participants will showcase tags or 3D items that will be great for gifts for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop Line-up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  4. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  5. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  6. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  9. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  10. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  11. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  14. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  15. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  16. Dacia Smith at My Creative Days
  17. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  18. Diana Carr at The Secret Life of Paper
  19. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  20. Christine Eck at Dances With Hooves Paper Design <– You are HERE! :0)
  21. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  22. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  23. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  24. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  25. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  26. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today – you make my day when you do! 🙂

Blessings,

Chrissy

Two cards with Forever Fern and Lovely You stamp sets.
This card can also be found in my gallery on SplitCoast; “recipe” below includes keywords specific to SplitCoast Stampers challenges. 
Title:  Miles Apart
SCS Keywords:    PALS, Stampin Up,
Stamps:    Forever Fern, Lovely You
Ink:      Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Versafine Onyx Black
Paper:    Crumb Cake, Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper, White
Paper Size:   A2
Technique:        Die cutting, Embossing, ink distressing, masking
Accessories:       Forever Flourishing and Stitched Rectangle dies, Pinewood Planks & Subtle embossing folders, Gelly Roll glitter pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals, sponge
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