Thursday, March 26, 2015

Glittered Greetings Remix & A TUTORIAL!

Hi Crafty Friends!  It's me again!  Today I'm here with some fab thank you and congratulations cards I made and sent to my customers earlier this month.  

I ALWAYS send my hostesses and their guests thank you cards after an event and to those who place an order with me (online orders included).  I'm so blessed that they support my business, so it's the least bit I can do.  Besides, making cards is what I do, so there's no excuse.

When I was trying to figure out what to create, I had a "light bulb moment."  I wanted to revisit the adorable Paper Pumpkin Glittered Greetings Kit from March 2014.  Besides, I purchased five refill kits--yes, five of them!--so it was time to put them to work.  I wanted to jazz the cards up a bit and really make them "pop."  So I decided to give the wooden sentiments some color!

I decided on the same color scheme as my Celebrate Real Nice Card--Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry.  Since the card bases were all ready to go, I stamped the zigzags in Crushed Curry and punched out some Silver Glimmer dots using the 1/4" Circle Handheld Punch.  

THE STEPS (to color the wooden sentiments) ::
  1. Fill a Stampin' Spritzer nearly to the top with 70% strength (not 90%) rubbing alcohol and approximately 10-15 drops of Melon Mambo Ink Refill, or until you get the desired shade of pink you want.  
  2. Lay the wooden sentiments onto some paper towels, and spray them liberally until they are sufficiently covered.  (Color will bleed through the paper towels, so be sure you protect the surface below with more than paper towels, if needed.)
  3. Let them sit for approximately 5-7 minutes, allowing them to soak up the color.
  4. When they look nearly dry, use another paper towel to dab off any excess color.
  5. Let them sit for another 5 minutes or so to dry, and then, wallah!, they are ready to adhere to your project.

These cards were so easy to make.  And I love that I can "remix" them with different colors, especially the wooden sentiments.  

It just so happens that Stampin' Up! released the full kit for purchase this week.  Talk about a co-INK-ee-dink!  BUT, you must be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber in order to purchase the full kit or refill kit (no stamps or ink pads included).  

Don't fret if you are not already a can become one TODAY!  Just click HERE to become a subscriber.  Easy, breezy, beautiful!  Or, you could try Paper Pumpkin with a pre-paid subscription for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months!

Like I've said before, I could not be happier with my Paper Pumpkin subscription.  It truly brings me joy each month, and my customers tell me all the time how much they are loving their subscriptions too.  And if you don't love it, you can always cancel it or put it on hold.  Really!

You will find all of the products I used to create these cards below.  Order what you need by going to my Online Store or click any of the links to go right to that item.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Until next time, happy crafting!


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