May you have a wonderfully happy Thanksgiving Day.
Thank you so much for visiting Wild West Paper Arts today and always.
Happy Thanksgiving. You may be wondering why the Merry Christmas card on Thanksgiving. It’s all the fault of the PPA229 Sketch Challenge. Even thought I tried to see Thanksgiving in this sketch, I just couldn’t. What I DID see was a snowball fight.
Snowball fights, such good memories. They rank right up there with Snow Angels. Growing up in the northern Sacramento Valley, we had to travel to the snow but it was worth every mile.
The circles were cut using various circle punches and All is Calm Designer Series Paper (#135823). After adhering them to Whisper White Cardstock the piece was embossed using a Big Shot (#113439) and Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#133520). After that, the piece was matted with pieces of Soft Sky and Lost Lagoon cardstock before adhering it to the Whisper White card base.
The stamp set, Christmas Bliss (#138897) is my favorite holiday stamp set this year. Graphics are combined with many of the sentiments to make this a unique set.
If you haven’t seen this set before there’s a very good reason. It’s an online only item.
Here’s another sample created with the Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit (#134998) showing an alternate idea for the kit.
When first using kits I felt confined. However, with a little attitude adjustment, I quickly learned that kits save time and give lots of room for creativity. I love the whimscal look of this card.
Well, it’s time to put the finishing touches on my turkey before cooking. Pumpkin pie and most of the trimmings are done. Just one more thing to say,
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.Hope you’re surrounded with the warmth of friends and loved ones.
Join us at Pals Paper Arts for PPA229 Sketch Challenge.
It’s Tuesday! Time for Weekly Deals November 25, 2014. Put a little texture in your life with this week’s specials. If you missed out on yesterday’s Online Extravaganza Door Busters, here’s your chance to get some of the embossing folders that were listed, still on sale. Now that’s wild!
My pick this week… the Rosette Designer BigzXL Die for your Big Shot. Why? You have a choice…. cut and score each line individually with your scoring tool OR use the die. If you put a premium on your time, this die will pay for itself in a couple of uses. Don’t need super huge rosettes? No problem. You can die-cut any width you need, score lines and all! Yes, it’s an expensive die, which is why you should take advantage of the sale price this week.
Coordinating colors: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
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Have a Wildly Creative Day
It’s almost here, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Why wait? Stampin’ Up! is offering a full week of special deals a real Online Extravaganza!
Beginning Monday, November 24, 2014 you’ll save on a whole list of fantastic Stampin’ Up! products. But don’t listen to me, look for yourself. Pay specific attention to the two “Door Buster” days of special savings, November 24, 2014 and December 2, 2014.
Just click on the image to download the entire list of savings to plan your “attack”!
Now, before you run off, here’s another thought. Stampin’ Up! has also placed the “Starter Kit” on special for $74.25! You still chose up to $125.00 of fantastic Stampin’ Up! products to get started with AND your dollar goes even farther buy taking advantage of the Online Extravaganza sale.
So, here’s an idea. If you’re about to spend $74.99 during this week of Online Extravaganza, give a serious thought to giving Stampin’ Up! a test drive. Why become a part of the Wild West Crafter team? Click Here to Email me, (firstname.lastname@example.org). We’ll set up a time to chat so you can ask all the questions you have.
Watch Wild West Paper Arts for more information on upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday Specials offered only here.
Now, go, get your pencil out and start your list. Some of these specials are only available while supplies last.
It’s a challenge to keep our perspective and balance this time of year. So, when there’s a chance to make things a little easier, grab it! Like using the PPA228 Sketch Challenge from Pals Paper Arts for holiday card inspiration.
As soon as this sketch popped up I thought “Gate Fold”. What is a gate folded card? Simple, the opening meets in the front like a gate. Actually, I call it a “saloon fold”. Stay with me here. This will make sense in just a minute.
If you’ve ever seen an old western movie, you’ll recognize these doors. Make sense? Besides, it’s much more fun to say.
“Saloon” folds look more difficult than they really are. They start out with the same size. Write this down…
Standard A2 card, Portrait Orientation, as in my sample above:
Standard A2 card, Landscape Orientation, as in the sketch challenge image:
After the card is scored and folded close, stamp the largest star image from the Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set (Item #135029 Clear Mount; #135026 Wood Mount) with Lost Lagoon Classic Ink (Item #133644) Since Whisper White is a little thinner than the colored cardstock, adhered the entire card to a piece of Lost Lagoon Cardstock (Item #133679) cardstock for stability.
Paper-piercing adds just the right amount of detail to this beautiful image. Open the card up, flat and use stars from the Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack to pierce the holes. Guides printed on the template will give you perfectly placed piercing.
Lastly, keeping the saloon doors closed. This can be a challenge, especially in the wild west. You never know when those wild and wooly scoundrels will show up! Wait, back to the card. Sorry about that.
Create a piece that attaches firmly to one side of the card and overlaps the other. Now for the real trick, using the flap to keep the saloon doors closed without adding a button or Velcro.
Using the 2-Way Glue Pen (Item #100425), “paint” vertical lines on the back of your enclosure, let dry. Now the magic begins. When this glue is dry it becomes sticky like a “Post-It Note”. Pretty cool, eh?
When the saloon doors open up, a Bright & Beautiful surprise.
I added more cardstock to the inside but it’s not necessary.
Join us at Pals Paper Arts for the PPA228 Sketch Challenge. You’ll find loads of inspiration from my fellow Pals and more.
Twelve Weeks of Christmas Week Eight comes out today at 1:00 pacific time. Are you signed up? If you are, great! If not, read on to find out how you can sign up.
So far, I’ve shared five weeks of cards and two weeks of gift projects to make your holidays a breeze. Here’s what you can look forward to in the remaining five weeks.
It’s not to late to take the edge off your holiday preparation. You’ll be glad you did!
Here’s a sneak peek of today’s project. Bet you can’t guess what it is.
You’ll just have to sign up, and confirm your subscription, before 1:00pm pacific time today to see what it is. Remember, the tutorial only goes out once.
Sign up now, before it’s to late.
Introducing the November, 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Simply Snowflake. I’m not alone when I say it’s the best kit yet! Hope you’re a subscriber. If not, I’m so sorry. Sometimes Stampin’ Up! offers the “refill” kits to current Paper Pumpkin Subscribers. We should know in a few days whether the Simply Snowflake refill kit will be available. Keep your eyes on Wild West Paper Arts and a special Facebook page dedicated to Paper Pumpkin for upcoming information. It’s called Paper Pumpkin Patch.
For now, check out the cute video from Stampin’ Up! below. Then, visit my previous post regarding prepaid subscriptions - Give the Gift of Creativity. Wild West Paper Arts is offering some special gifts when you purchase a prepaid subscription between now and November 30, 2014.
Have a Wildly Creative Day!