Thursday, July 23, 2015


Hello there! It's that time of the month again! I just finished up my projects made with the July Paper Pumpkin kit called Thanks A Latte. SU! has really outdone themselves again this month. Succulents, coffee & tea, oh my!

Here's the stamp set included with the kit along with Early Espresso and Cucumber Crush spots.

This is one of the cards made up according to the instructions. There were 3 sentiments and 2 Stampin' Spots included with this month's kit:) It also featured the fun technique Two-Step stamping.

There are so many things you can do with this kit, I was a little overwhelmed at first. But if you know me, you know I love coffee, so I started with that:) I used the Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks to decorate the cups using a Sponge Dauber and Tangelo Twist ink. I then used the marker to define the dots & stripes a bit.

I used the set Gorgeous Grunge for the background splatters in Crumb Cake which I stamped off. I layered a piece of Early Espresso Cardstock underneath and used the same ink as well for the background.

Those cute tiny succulent plants are big right now, so I was thrilled to see them in this month's kit. And they're the perfect kind for me...the kind I can't kill:( I thought it would be fun to make some tags or bookmarks with them and they came together quickly. The windowbox folder...not quite so quickly.

I used one of the included card bases for the tags. I basically cut it into fourths, trimming a little off the sides so it measured 2 1/2" wide. I then took the DSP from the kit and cut it to a 2" strip and punched it with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. I added a piece of Cherry on Top Washi Tape, and Cucumber Crush Dotted Lace Trim to the bottom and used a Cucumber Crush Marker. I added a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine.

I made 4 tags and used another cardstock base to make the folder to hold them. I used the leftover pieces from the tags to make the pockets.

This was my 'over the top' project made with the kit...nothing hard, just time consuming. I used one of the negative pieces from the notebook paper sheet to make the window frame, keeping the little nubs at the bottom to attach the succulents to. I used the scraps to make the window pane trim and glued a Window Sheet to the back.

I used Basic Grey Cardstock to make the siding. I cut 3/4" strips, measuring the width of the card~4 1/4" I think. For the long strips, I put 2 Dimensionals at the bottom and applied Liquid Tombow to the top, on the back of each strip. I started at the bottom and worked up, overlapping just a hair. For the small side pieces, I cut the strips down to 1/2" wide x 3/4", and only used 1 Dimensional at the bottom~actually the skinnier strip along the edge work best for these. Once all the siding is adhered, I attached the window frame using Dimensional pieces.

I stamped the succulents on scrap pieces of cardstock and cut them out. I used Pear Pizzazz, Tangelo Twist, Daffodil Delight & Blushing Bride Markers to color them in. I adhered them to the nubs on the window frame using Liquid Tombow. I then added the shorter plants on top using Glue Dots and a Dimensional for the top one. I then cut out the window box from scraps and attached it by stacking 3 Dimensionals.

Like I said, a little time consuming, but well worth it:)

I used Cherry On Top DSP for this card and I added a little interest to the notebook page. I used a ruler and a Smoky Slate Marker along with my Grid Paper to draw the lines. A subtle touch, but it added so much to this card.

I stamped the cup and sentiment with a Basic Grey stamp pad, which I should have reinked, but it worked. I made a few extra cups by tracing around the die cuts onto scrap cardstock and cut them out. I did that with this card so I could put the plants where I wanted them.

I made a sweet little succulent using Mint Macaron Cardstock and the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. I stamped the leafy plant onto both sides of the Mint and punched out 3 flowers. I curled and scrunched them up and layered them using Liquid Tombow~so adorable:)

For this one, I lightly sponged the cup using a Sponge Dauber and Tangelo Twist pad. I stamped and cut the tea bag out and adhered with a Glue Dot. I used a Crumb Cake Marker to color it. I used  Tangelo Twist and Pear Pizzazz Markers to color the flowers and tucked a piece of a Tea Lace Doily behind the sticker.

I used Sweet Li'l Things DSP for the background, and added a piece of Burlap Ribbon. I also added a Neutrals Button that I 'stamped' in a Basic Grey stamp pad and wiped off.

Here's another card made with Sweet Li'l Things DSP and Early Espresso Baker's Twine. I assembled 2 notebook pieces as directed and butt them up together. For the cappuccino froth, I used the leafy plant image in Crumb Cake ink, cut it out and adhered with Liquid Tombow. I used the Tree Builder Punch for the drops.

With all these coffee cards,  I knew it was just a matter of time til I'd be needing a Starbucks fix:) It inspired me to make the cute little gift card holder. I used the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits in Crumb Cake Cardstock.

I used the set Gorgeous Grunge again and Cherry On Top Washi Tape. I added a piece of Cucumber Crush Dotted Lace Trim and a Linen Thread bow.

I used the 1/16" Circle Handheld Punch and Mini Brads with the heart die included with the Thinlits.

My Paper Pumpkin Party is a week from today and I'm getting everything ready for this fun event! My SU! bag is busting at the seams with Door Prizes and I can't wait to give a bunch away:)

I haven't held any events for awhile, so the goodies have really piled up! I'm planning lots of surprises for those attending the event and I'm getting excited for the big day. I'll have stations set up for the alternate projects, so for those attending, please let me know which projects you like and I'll have all the supplies needed to make them. Make sure to look at last month's projects as well and I'll have stations for them in addition to this month's projects. Make sure to bring your Paper Pumpkin kits with you as well. I'll have Grid Paper, Scissors, Bone Folders and Adhesives. You'll have your own stamps and ink, so you won't have to share:)

I'm excited to see my Party Girls in a week, and for the rest of you, thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. These are terrific projects! I love your out of the box thinking. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. So happy you like them! Thanks so much Libby:)

  3. so many amazing designs, love then all. Thanks for sharing your talents

  4. Oh, thank you so much Sarah for your kind words:)

  5. Thanks. I think this is one of my favourite PP kits