Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Almost caught up…August’s Paper Pumpkin

I’m finally starting to feel back in control of my stamp room again…it’s only been 6 weeks! Yeesh. I’m pretty sure I’m not going to let myself take quite so much time off next summer. I can’t believe how long it takes to get the stamping mojo flowing again!

I have to say that these Paper Pumpkin kits are awesome when you’re not basking in the glow of juicy, flowing, stamping mojo-ness. Just open the box and do what the instructions tell you. Chances are once you set ink to paper you’ll loosen up and suddenly that creative mojo will start to trickle back.

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Still not feeling it? Grab the next card and twist it sideways:

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Are you hands inky yet? Good! Now look in your cardstock scrap pile. We all have one, if you don’t pull from it occasionally it will turn into a giant paper Frankenstein and start eating your it’s-too-pretty-to-use paper stack. (Yes, I have paper crafting nightmares from time to time!) Punch out or use your Big Shot to add a few extra touches of color:

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By now the creative side of your brain should be nice and warmed up. Why not make a card using a colour combo you’ve never tried? This one uses Rose Red, Always Artichoke, and So Saffron:

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I love the added rhinestones giving the bicycle a little “movement” across the card.

Now get out there and find your own stamping mojo! Here’s a hint: look for it with your inks and stamps…not on Pinterest!

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