Paper Sweeties: Release Party

Friday, September 14, 2012

Welcome back!  It's so good to have you all visiting, on this lovely Friday evening, for Paper Sweeties' big day; but before I get to all of that, I've got a couple little something-somethings to share with you all.
I started this card by piecing together the heart, patterned paper with a "Notes" journaling prompt, as well as the strip of cloud, patterned paper.  A stamped, in Jet Black ink, on an aqua, scalloped, patterned paper; filled in with the stamped, in Jet Black ink, "XOXO"; and hand cut out pennant rounds out the top corner of the design and preps the piece for the Barely Banana, cardstock, card face, as well as a white-threaded, zig-zag, machine-stitched frame.
The "Celebrate your day" sentiment was then stamped, in Jet Black ink, vertically, under the "Notes" and along the left side of the card face.
A length of scalloped lace was then anchored across the top of the cloud, patterned paper and topped with a length of Pool Party, seam binding ribbon, which was tied, in a bow, near the right edge of the card face and embellished with a yellow button, laced with hemp twine.
Abigail was then stamped, in Jet Black ink, on white cardstock; colored in with colored pencils and mineral spirits; hand cut out; dressed with a stamped, in Jet Black ink, on an orange, chevron, patterned paper, as well as Old Olive and Soft Suede cardstocks, pumpkin and hat; and anchored, between the embellished bow and the sentiment, with foam tape.  Her shoes were created in the same way as Abigail herself and glittered, before she was given a stamped, in Jet Black ink, on Crumb Cake cardstock, tag, which was hand cut out; ink distressed; filled in with the stamped, in Jet Black ink, "Party Time" phrase; and attached to Abigail with a little, white ribbon, tied in a bow.
The above cutie was created for my daughter, just because she's our little pumpkin, for her upcoming birthday; but I've got a card, that I made for my big kiddo, to share, with you all, today, too.  He struggles with arithmetic.  So, I thought he needed a bit of encouragement ;).
I started his card by framing a piece of green, number, patterned paper with a piece of Blue Ballet cardstock; machine stitching, with green-threaded, straight stitches, a double frame around its edges; and adhering it to the Crumb Cake, cardstock, card face.  I then anchored a paper domino, just below vertical center, and a painted, ink distressed, and glittered, chipboard heart, near the top of the prepped piece.  A stamped, in Jet Black ink, on vellum; filled in with the stamped, in Jet Black ink, "Hugs" phrase; and hand cut out heart was tucked between the top points of the star.
Jake was then stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a hand cut, from patterned paper, frame; colored in with colored pencils and mineral spirits; dressed with clothing that was created in the same way and hand cut out; and adhered, with foam tape, to the card face and just right of vertical center.
A bundle of hemp twine bows, which were tucked into the crevice of two, additional, star points, creates additional texture.
Finally, I stamped the "You're a Superstar!" sentiment, in Jet Black ink, on an ink distressed, kraft label, which was anchored, over Jake's feet, with orange, striped brads.
Okay, y'all, your September Sweeties are available, in the Paper Sweeties Shoppe, even as this post goes live.  Woohoo!  AND Debbie is offering FREE shipping today and tomorrow!  So, if you haven't done so already, run get 'em, while they're hot, hot, HOT!  And please don't forget to stop by the Paper Sweeties Blog or the rest of this talented team's sites to see what all has been whipped up with this month's releases.  Enjoy!  And I hope you'll join me, right back here, tomorrow, for one, final day of our September Release.  Hugs!

Pattie Goldman

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Abigail, Too Cute to Spook - pumpkin & shoes, Little Wishes - "Party Time" & tag, Banner Wishes - banner, You Make Me Smile - "XOXO", So Sweet of You - sentiment (Paper Sweeties) Paper: White (Wplus9); Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Soft Suede, & all patterned (SU) Ink: Jet Black, Tea Dye, & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); "Notes" journaling prompt (BoBunny); Dazzling Diamonds, Pool Party seam binding ribbon, & button (SU); hemp twine (May Arts); scalloped lace & white ribbon (Hobby Lobby); colored pencils (Prismacolor); mineral spirits (Inky Antics)
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Jake, Little Wishes - heart, Pennant Party - sentiment, You're a Superstar - clothing & sentiment (Paper Sweeties) Paper: Crumb Cake & Blue Ballet (SU); black frame (Jenni Bowlin); green number (Basic Grey) Ink: Jet Black (StazOn); Jet Black, Tea Dye, & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: green thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Dazzling Diamonds & chipboard star (SU); Ivory White acrylic paint (Folkart); mineral spirits (Inky Antics); colored pencils (Prismacolor); kraft label (Maya Road); paper domino (Jenni Bowlin); hemp twine (May Arts); orange stripe brads (K&Company)


Maureen said...

oh, that lace and ribbon are so yummy! I received your card's even more lovely in person. Thank you so much, Jinny. It was more than my pleasure to send some hugs and encouragement to your friend.

Lynn said...

Those images are so so them Jinny along with your beautiful design! Hope you have a wonderful, RELAXING!weekend!

Ros Crawford said...

These are terrific ... but that little pumpkin girl has captured my heart ... beautifully done ... I like 'pretty' halloween

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are ADORABLE!!!! I love love love love that little girl on the first one!!!! Sooooooooooooooo cute!!!!!

Jeanne J. said...

Jinny these are both terrific! I love the sparkly shoes on Abigail and the pretty trims. Jake is looking all American with his denim shorts and star t! The little striped brads and twine are perfect!

Lisa Elton said...

These are BOTH darling Jinny! Have a great weekend ;)

Colleen Dietrich said...

That paper pieced pumpkin suit is just too, too cute!