Quite Curvy Variety Bundle

I’m so excited to be designing with some exclusive products today. This card is a case from the very talented Jan Clothier. I loved how with minimal effort she created a very beautiful card.

The stamp set being used will be available to customers on November 3rd. It is the Curvy Christmas Stamp Set (155364). It will also be available at a discount as part of the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle. If you absolutely can’t wait to get your hands on it you can grab a starter kit and include this in your product choices.

For all the details on how this card was created you can watch my You Tube video below. Enjoy!

Here is a listing of the non-bundle items I used. Contact me directly to order the bundle ( or wait until November 3rd to grab it your self).

Product List
Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$13.25
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$8.25
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$12.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50

Another way to get your hands on this Bundle is if you live in Canada and sign up for the Curvy Celebrations Stamp Camp I am offering with Marika LaForge. Make sure to RSVP by November 4th so we can send you all of your supplies on time.

Happy Stampin!

Leah Dixon


More Paper Pumpkin Alternatives – Oct 2020 Joy To The World

I have two more Paper pumpkin Alternatives for you today. The first one was inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #350. (#HSSSC350)

I added a Crumb Cake cardstock base and stamped Joy using Crumb cake ink all over the background. Then I layered a Cherry Cobbler cardstock piece that was the same size as the larger white embossed piece from the Paper Pumpkin kit ( which was the next layer). Finally I added some vellum cardstock sprigs, the wreath from the kit, the gold foil “Joy” from the kit and some Holiday Rhinestones.

Product List
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$13.50
Sprig Punch
$24.00
Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$8.25
1-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription
$28.00

My last alternative for today was a take on an alternative presented in the kit.

I used a piece of Just Jade cardstock. 8.5″ X 5.5″ ( scored at 4.25″) and then I embossed another layer of Just Jade cardstock (4″X 5.25″) using the Tasteful Textiles embossing folder. Next I stamped the wreath image using Just Jade (stamped off) and Cherry Cobbler berries ( stamped off) on a 3″X3″ piece of Whisper White cardstock. Then I stamped the sentiment using Early Espresso ink. I layered the wreath on a tilted piece of Soft Seafoam cardstock ( 3″X 3″). I attached those pieces to the card base using dimensionals. Finally I tied a bow using Braided Linen Trim and attached it to the wreath using a mini dimensional.

Product List
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Soft Sea Foam 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$13.25
Just Jade Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
3/16" (1 Cm) Braided Linen Trim
$9.50
Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
$12.25
1-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription
$28.00

I hope you enjoyed these Paper Pumpkin alternatives.

If you missed out on the October kit – make sure to grab the November Jolly Gingerbread kit. You can order yours by clicking the image below. You have until Nov. 10, 2020 to get this kit!

It looks so fun and who doesn’t need gift card holders for this upcoming holiday season. The pieces can also be used to create gift tags or as card candy.

Happy Stampin!

Leah Dixon


OCTOBER 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives – #FMS458

This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit – October 2020 Joy to the World is absolutely gorgeous! I love the warm Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Just Jade and Gold combo. Today I am actually going to share with you some alternative cards that I created using the elements from the kit.

My first alternative project was actually inspired by a Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.

I used one of the card bases and the inside of the fancy envelopes to cut strips 3/4″ X 2.5″. I used Early Espresso cardstock to mount it all on and Early Espresso ink to stamp the sentiment. The beautiful rose was inked using Cherry Cobbler and Just Jade markers and then coloured in using the same colours in Stampin’ Blends.

Product List
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$11.25
Early Espresso 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
1-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription
$28.00
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$12.00
Just Jade Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$12.00
Regals Stampin' Write Markers
$40.00
2020–2022 In Color Stampin' Write Marker Assortment
$20.00
Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
$11.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50

The second card I created was a take on one of the sample alternatives shown in the kit. Again I used part of the inside of the envelope for the gorgeous red DSP. As an extra I added red holiday rhinestones to the wreath.

As I was pulling out the gold foil words they seemed a bit burnished. To shine them up again I used my simply shammy to clean them. It worked beautifully.

Extra Products
Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$8.25
Simply Shammy
$11.00

Join me tomorrow for some more alternatives using the October 2020 Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin kit.

If you missed out on this month’s Paper Pumpkin – make sure to sign up now for the November 2020 Jolly Gingerbread Paper Pumpkin.

Happy Stampin!

Leah Dixon

leahdixon41@gmail.com


Ornamental Envelopes – Wreath Card (#TGIFC286)

Thank you so much for joining me on my blog today! This post is featuring the Ornamental Envelopes bundle ( you can see lots more samples by checking out my FB page all week. ) I created this card using an Inspiration board from TGIF Challenges. For all the details on how I created the card you can watch my you tube video or check out my Product List below. I hope you love the colour scheme as much as I do and that some of my stampin’ tips help you with your own creations.

Please note – there are some tech difficulties at the beginning of this video – you can skip ahead to 3:37 to miss the echo and tech trouble.

I hope you enjoyed this card!

Happy Stampin!

Leah Dixon, Independent Canadian Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Product List
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$11.25
Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper
$15.75
Early Espresso 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Ornamental Envelopes Bundle
$64.75
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Stitched Shapes Dies
$41.00
Itty Bitty Christmas Cling Stamp Set (En)
$30.00
Versamark Pad
$13.00
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
$8.25
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$41.00
Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$8.25
3/16" (1 Cm) Braided Linen Trim
$9.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Mini Glue Dots
$7.25
Stampin' Seal+
$16.25

Feels Like Frost #FMS457

I LOVE using sketches to design! This week I used the best DSP ( Feels Like Frost) to design for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. This made for such a quick and gorgeous card.

This card is basically two layers of DSP wrapped with a ribbon, a sentiment and some bling. Doesn’t get much easier. 🙂

Here are the dimensions for the card: Purple Posie Cardstock – 5.5″ X 8.5″ ( score at 4.25″) and .75″ X 3″ for the label, Gorgeous Grape Brights 6X6 DSP – 3.75″ X 4.5″, Feels Like Frost DSP – 3″ X 5″.

Product List
Purple Posy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Brights 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$15.75
Feels Like Frost Specialty 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$20.00
Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Itty Bitty Christmas Cling Stamp Set (En)
$30.00
Tailored Tag Punch
$24.00
Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets
$12.25
Gray Granite 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Shimmer Ribbon
$9.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50

Happy Stampin!

Leah Dixon

leahdixon41@gmail.com


OCTOBER 2020 – Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin

This month’s Paper pumpkin is incredible! I love the fonts, I love the images and of course, I love Christmas cards 🙂 I recorded a live unboxing of this kit and demonstrated how these beauties were made. You can view it on my You Tube channel ( don’t forget to subscribe while you are there so you never miss a video).

If you live in Canada, I have one extra kit available – just message me to buy it.

If you missed out on this incredible kit, make sure to sign up for Paper Pumpkin and never miss another project. Next month is featured a Gingerbread themed set of gift card carriers ( which could also be made into tags or full cards). https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-ca/sign-up/?demoid=2189587 . Don’t forget to subscribe before November 10th!

Watch my FB page for alternative project being posted with this kit. The Friday after kits are delivered I hold a little virtual Paper Pumpkin social, we get together online, create our kits, create and share alternatives and generally just unwind after a long week. To join our social evening all you have to do is be part of my Ink Pad Pals Team or subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me.

Happy Weekend all!

Leah Dixon, Port Coquitlam, BC CANADA


West Coast Creators October Blog Hop

I am excited to once again be participating in the West Coast Creators Blog Hop.

I am loving creating for Hallowe’en and especially the orange/purple/black combo (this time I specifically used Calypso Coral and Highland Heather). What makes my card even better is that the Playing With Patterns DSP that I used is on sale!! Check out the full details of the DSP sale here.

Some of the fun techniques I used on this card are:

  • The Black Ribbon – which is actually Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding, coloured in using a Black Stampin’ Blend.
  • Sponging Black Memento ink onto an embossed piece of cardstock to allow it to look tarnished and to let the pattern pop out more. I also sponged the edges and across the front of all the other strips of paper to make them less bright.
  • Using the Celebration Tidings dies twice to cut one tag down to the size and shape I wanted it to be.
  • The paper strips are each 1″ wide which allowed for nice spacing on the 5.25″ black card front that was then attached to a 5.5″ wide Blackberry Bliss card base.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter
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Happy Haunting and Stamping!

Leah

Shopping List

Cute Fruit – Coastal Cabana Pineapple

This stamp set is blowing me away! I am in love with how you can create fun and silly cards or switch it up and make something very elegant. For all the details on how to make this card you can check out my You Tube Channel or my FB page.

A reminder as well that the DSP used in this card is ON SALE until Oct 31! Head to my shop now to get these deals.

Shopping List

Happy Stampin!

Leah Dixon

leahdixon41@gmail.com


Cute Fruit – Sweetest Friend

This adorable stamp set is actually not in our main catalogue – it can only be found in our Beginner’s Brochure. It is the easiest stamp set to create with as the images are bold and don’t require any colouring. They line up easily for stamping and are SO CUTE!

I did add a bit of a more advanced technique tot his one by heat embossing the sentiment.

Yet again the inspiration for this card came from a sketch challenge – my favourite way to design. This one was the TGIF Challenge #285

Happy Stampin!

Leah Dixon

You can shop directly with me by clicking any of the product links below.

Shopping List
Paper Snips
[103579]
$13.50

#tgifc285 #cute fruit #stampinupcanada


Cute Fruit – Freshly Made Sketch challenge #456

I have had my eye on purchasing the Cute Fruit stamp set for ages. I finally did it and I’m so happy with this set. The fruit are fun and easy to use and the punny sentiments are fabulous. What’s even better is that for new stampers you can grab the Cute Fruit Project Collection which includes the stamp set, a block, ink and cardstock.

The layout of this card was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketch challenge this week. Check out my FB page this coming week to see a nice variety of Cute Fruit cards.

Product List

Happy Stampin’!

Leah Dixon – Canadian Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

#fms456 #stampinupcanada #cutefruit