Here are two more Make and Takes from convention, both using images from the Paisley Prints and Paisley Party Stampin’ Around wheel from the upcoming Holiday Mini.  This set and wheel will be available for purchase on September 1, 2010.  In addition to the images in these cards, there is also a small tree and a leaf in the set.  So this post also offers a bit of a preview of things to come!

The first card is the Paisley Prints Pumpkin Card.  You will need the following:

  • Just Believe and Paisley Prints Stamp Set
  • Paisley Party Stampin’ Around Wheel
  • Old Olive and Whisper White cardstock
  • Early Espresso and Peach Parfait Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • VersaMark Pad
  • Cajun Craze, Old Olive, and Peach Parfait Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Pumpkin Pie 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon
  • Linen thread
  • Brights Designer Buttons
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL adhesive
  • Stamp-a-ma-jig (optional, for placment/position of stamps)

I like this card because of it’s simplicity.  The pumpkin stem/squigly leaf is stamped in the Old Olive onto the larger piece of Whisper White.  Then the pumpkin is colored in both the Peach Parfait and Cajun Craze, the main stem in Old Olive and stamped on a separate piece of paper.  It is then cut out and mounted on top of the stem which was previously stamped using Stampin Dimensionals.  This is a very fun way to add layers to your cards.  The wheel is added to the card front using the VersaPad.  Once the Whisper White is layered onto the card front and the sentiment is added, the card is finished by embellishing with ribbon, button, and linen thread.  The ribbon is ruffled using glue dots when folding it back and forth.  Another fun look that is easy to create once you get the hang of it.  It is also something that looks better when it is not perfect.

The second card featuring the Paisley Prints stamp set is the Paisley Prints Heart Card.  For this card, you will need:

  • So Many Thanks single stamp and Paisley Prints Stamp Set
  • Pear Pizzazz, Pretty in Pink, Soft Suede, Whisper White and Peach Parfait card stock
  • Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • VersaMark Pad
  • Early Espresso and Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Linen Thread
  • Pearl Basic Jewels
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Mat Pack
  • Paper Piercing Tool
  • Full Heart Punch
  • Jewelry Tag Punch
  • Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack

Stamp the small heart image in VersaMark three times on the Soft Suede card.  Pierce a row of holes in the peach parfait cardstock strip using the paper piercing tool and Mat Pack.  Adhere the Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait onto the card.

Stamp the large heart onto the Pretty in Pink.  You could use VersaMark for this step or substitue Blushing Bride.  I did this because someone else at my table was using the VersaMark and I happened to have my Blushing Bride in my bag.  It creates a similar tone on tone effect like the VersaMark, just with a little darker.  Punch out the heart using the heart punch. 

Punch the flower from Pretty in Pink using the Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack and adhere a pearl to the flower.  Curl the edges of the flower and adhere to the Pretty in Pink heart using mini glue dots.  Adhere to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the little thank you tag on this card, you’ll need to ink the small thank on the So Many Thanks single stamp using Early Espresso and then stamp on some scrap Whisper White card stock.  Punch using the Jewelry Tag Punch. 

Tie a small bow in the linen thread and adhere to the tag.  Add the tag to the card using Mini Glue dots. 

I hope you enjoy!  I know I had fun making the cards while at convention.  I’m still inspired by everything I saw.  I look forward to sharing more stamping with you!

God Bless and Happy Stampin’