Tuesday, September 26, 2017

September Early Bird Gift

Happy Tuesday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is 3-D Tuesday.  That means today I have a fun little 3-D project to share with you.  This project is SUPER FUN to create and the product is featured in the both the 2017-2018 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog and the 2017 Stampin' UP! Holiday Catalog.  Let's jump right in with my project share for today.......
When I do my 3rd Wednesday of the month Stamp Camp, I encourage my stamping friends to arrive early for my "Early Bird Drawing".  This not only gets the ladies to my camp on time......but also gives me an opportunity to create a fun 3-D project to give away.  This is the 3-D gift I made for my September Stamp Camp.
So since my September Stamp Camp was based around Halloween ..... I created this fun gift box that held four Halloween note cards.

I made three versions of this notecard holder ........ This is what the first one looked like.
For each holder I started out with a 9" x 11" piece of cardstock.  I scored on the 11" side at 2-1/2 and 4-1/2".  And then I turned my cardstock to the 9" side and positioned my cardstock so the 2-small scored sections were at the top of my scoring board.  I scored at 1/2" down to the 1st score line, then I scored at 2-1/2" all the way to the bottom of my cardstock, next I scored at 6-1/2" all the way to the bottom of my cardstock and my final score was a 8-1/2" and that was scored down to the 1st score line.  I removed the two largest scored panels and then I cut tabs up to the 2-1/2" score line on one side and did the same on the opposite.  These tabs are what I used to assemble my box.
Here are two of the four cards that were tucked inside my first holder.
And this is how the first holder looked when filled up with the notecards.
Here is the second holder that I created......
And two of the four cards that were tucked inside the holder.
And this is how the second holder looked when filled up with the notecards.
And this is the third version I created......
Here are two of the four cards that were tucked inside this holder.
And this is what the two Early Bird Gifts looked like after I packaged them up and made them pretty with some ribbon and baker's twine.  Needless to say ........ The gals who won this Early Bird gift were THRILLED!
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a Wine Down Wednesday card with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Upgraded Halloween Bags

Happy Monday My Blogger Friends!
Today is Mix It UP! Monday and I have an upgraded version of the Candy Corn Bag I shared with you yesterday in my Remarkable/InkBig Blog Hop.  I used some retired Stampin' UP! product to create this spread of Candy Corn Bags for my fellow Scissors and the City Retreat friends this past weekend.  Let me share all those fun bags that I created for my girlfriends........
Twice a year ........ I meet up with nine of my Mesa/Phoenix GalPals and we attend the Scissors and the City Retreat in Tucson, AZ.  We spend the entire weekend (Friday - Sunday) playing and working on scrapbook pages and card projects.  Since next month is Halloween......I designed these nine Candy Eye Ball Bags for each of them to enjoy. 
I used the Stampin' UP! 3" x 6" 'Gusseted Cellophane Bags' and created a DSP liner that slide right into the gusseted bag.
My DSP insert is 6-1/8" x 2-7/8" and I scored it at 2" and that created the flat bottom for my 'Gusseted  Cellophane Bags'. 
And I filled each bag with some OVER THE TOP YUMMY chocolate eye balls.
 So that is how I upgraded my Spot Light Sunday bags ........
To make them a special treat for my Scissors and the City Retreat.
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a 3-D Tuesday creation with you ...... Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream! 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Remarkable/InkBig September Blog Hop

Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop 
Welcome to the Blog Hop for September 2017. This month our theme is “HALLOWEEN”.  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog Kards by Kadie or may have come from the person previous to me in the list.  If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.  At the moment you are visiting KARDS BY KADIE. 
My project is a YUMMY bag of Candy Corn.
I prepared my 3"x6" Cello Bag by scoring the bottom of the bag at 2".  This 2" scored section created a pleated bottom, that would allow my bag to sit upright on the table.  I used Glue Dots to secure down that pleated 2" section and this formed the flat bottom for my bag.
Next, I cut a piece of 'Spooky Night' Designer Series Paper that measured 3" x 6-1/4".  I scored that DSP at 2" and added Glue Dots to the bottom of that 2" section.
I carefully insert that DSP into my 3x6 cello bag and secured down the 2" section of the DSP to the bottom of my cello bag.
Here is what my DSP panel looked like when positioned into my cello bag.
I wanted to add a top flap to my cello bag ......... So I cut a piece of DSP that measured 3" x 1-1/2" and scored that piece of DSP at 1/4",  I added some Mono Glue to the 1/4" flap and secured that down onto the top of the DSP panel in my cello bag. 
Here is what the back of my DSP looks like when that 3" x 1-1/2" piece of DSP panel is attached. 
And here's a view of what that 3" x 1-1/2" DSP panel looks like from the front of my cello bag.
The last part of assembling my Candy Corn bag was to create this darling little medallion piece.
I create some black glimmer paper by using Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper and the 'Starburst' punch.  I grabbed my Basic Black Archival ink pad and used my Sponge Dauber to ink up the entire surface of my punched Dazzling Diamond Glimmer piece.
All that was left to do was stamp my sentiment with the 'Spooky Cat' set and punched it out with the new 'Everyday Label Punch'.  I then layered my Black Glimmer Starburst piece onto a Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black 'Layering Circle' pieces and adhered all these pieces together to create this darling Halloween medallion.
 
I attached my Halloween medallion to the top flap of my bag with 2-Stampin' Dimensionals.  And then I added a 'Gold Binder Clip' to the top of my bag and finished that clip off with some of the new Black Vintage Crochet Trim.
And the final step was adding some YUMMY Candy Corn to my cello bag and I was able to call this project DONE!
 
Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss.  Remember that currently you are at my blog – Kards By Kadie, so check the blog hop line up list below to see who is next in the list.


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Hooray Card

Happy Saturday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is Paper Pumpkin Saturday ........... And do I have a SERIOUSLY FUN CARD to share with you!  This card was created with the July Paper Pumpkin kit.  I added some extra cardstock and a stamped image to create this card ........ And I'm just thrilled with the way it turned out.  Let me share that card with you now.
I just couldn't be happier with the way this alternate card turned out.
I cut a panel of the 'Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper' for the front of my card ........ But before I adhered it down ....... I used some Whisper White cardstock and the 'Decorative Ribbon Border Punch' to add a pretty scallop edge to my Designer Series Paper.
This kit had some wooden elements included in the kit and I wanted to change up the wood color and make it black.  So I pulled out my Black ink pad and a Sponge Dauber and just covered the front of my "hooray" element with ink.  I allowed it to completely dry and then adhered it down onto my card with 'Mono Liquid Glue'.  To complete my sentiment .... I used the stamp set that was included in this kit and added 'You're The Best' at the bottom of my card.
Such a PRETTY & HAPPY card that will be fun to send out to someone special.
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a Spot Light Sunday card with you ...... Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Friends Friday Picks

Happy Friday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is Friends Friday.  On Friday's, I have the honor of spot-lighting some of the fabulous cards that I received from Friends ....... Fellow Demonstrators ........ and Family.  Each of these card creations are works of art........and it is with great pleasure that I share some of the beautiful cards I received from fellow demonstrators at a recent Stampin' UP! event.  
First up is this VERY PRETTY card from Jackie Cooley.
This OH SO LOVELY card was created by Jennifer Valeri.
This DARLING card was swapped by Terri Green.
And this AWESOME card was created by Elaine Schader.
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a special Paper Pumpkin Saturday creation with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Witches Hat Tag

Happy Thursday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is Tag Thursday.  Today, I will feature a tag I created and show you how easy it is to use minimal supplies to create a SUPER PRETTY HALLOWEEN TAG.  Now that you have the details for this weeks Tag Thursday ....... Let's jump right in with my tag share for today.......
I had a WHOLE LOT OF FUN creating this fun tag!
I started out by stamping my witches hat from the 'Spooky Cat' set onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with VersaMark ink.  Next I sprinkling it with Black Embossing Powder and quickly heat set my witches hat.  Then I grabbed my 'Paper Snips' and fussy cut out my image.
Next, I created this DARLING layer of circles and scallops with the help of the 'Layering Circles Framelits' and the 'Spooky Night Designer Series Paper'.
For my sentiment ...... I used the 'Spooky Cat' set and stamped that "Trick or Treat" sentiment directly onto my Pumpkin Pie tag.  And to pretty up the sentiment a tad ....... I stamped and embossed it the same way as I did the witches hat.
My finishing touch was adding some 'Basic Black 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon' to the top of my tag and tied it up with a pretty 'Very Vanilla Solid Baker's Twine' bow.
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share some Friends Friday creations with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Peace On Earth Card

Happy Wednesday My Blogger Friends!
My blog post for today is Wine-Down Wednesday.  My middle of the week card feature for today will hopefully offer you some inspiration and provide you with some motivation to keep you moving through your busy week.  Let's jump right in with my card share for today........
How GORGEOUS is this card!
This card started out with the 'Softly Falling' Textured Impression Embossing Folder on my Whisper White panel.
Next I used my Big Shot and die-cut out the largest star from the 'Starlight Thinlits' using the BEAUTIFUL 'Foil Sheets'.  I just LOVE the embossing this dies does to this big star.
Then I grabbed my 'Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder', my 'Heat Tool' and the 'Carols of Christmas' set and created this STUNNING sentiment piece.  I have to say that HANDS DOWN ........ there is NO SILVER EMBOSSING POWDER on the market that matches up to the Stampin' UP! Silver Embossing Powder.
And one final touch was adding a panel of the 'Be Merry Designer Series Paper' to the front of my card.
And that was it my friends.......
For the record......I'm calling this card
DONE & GORGEOUS!
 
Thanks for joining me today!  I'll be back tomorrow to share a fun Tag Thursday creation with you ........ Hope you can make plans to stop back and join me for that share.  Keep Living Your Dream!