Friday, October 3, 2008

Whiskers, Little Pumpkin & Some News!

First up I have some pretty exciting news to share with you all .... I have been asked to be a Paper Pretties Guest Designer for the next 3 months (Oct - Dec). I am sooo excited and I am looking forward to being able to create more cards using their stamps. There are three other new guest designers who are: Stephanie Hargis, Jennifer Diaz & Christi Thorsen.

The card at the top of this post was created using one of the new stamp sets that is now available from Paper Pretties. This set is called Whiskers ... just perfect for those Halloween cards and projects. I used one of the recent sketch challenges from SCS (SC195). The bat designer paper I used on that card is one that I downloaded from Hemidemisemiquaver, she has a whole bunch of papers that you can download not just halloween ones. I printed mine out on white card cause my printer didn't like my SU card and then I used my brayer and ink pad to get the color I wanted. The spider web background was created using the cuttlebug embossing folder. I also used my sewing machine to add stitching around the two bat panels.

Stamps: Whiskers - Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Black; Pumpkin Pie - SU
Other: Black Ink; Elegant Eggplant SU Ink; Brayer; Web Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Black Brads; Black Grosgrain Ribbon; Paper Piercing Mat & Tool; Sewing Machine; Foam Tape; Copics

Yesterday I attended my first Paper Pretties Pajama party ... I created the little treat bag above for one of the challenges for the night. The challenge was to make a Halloween project ... it could be a card, scrapbook page or 3D item. I decided to make a triangle box that I discovered online recently on Amazing Paper Grace's blog. For my bag rather than tucking the top flaps into the bag I left them upright and then used some grosgrain ribbon to keep the bag shut.

Isn't this little guy just adorable ... this is Cooper and the set is called "Pick of the Patch" and will be available from Paper Pretties next week, 6th October.

Stamps: Pick of the Patch - Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Black; Pumpkin Pie; DP - Unknown
Other: Black Ink; Oval Nestabilities; Black Grosgrain Ribbon; Tag Punches; Tagger Gun; Slot Punch; Foam Tape; Copics

Did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month .... well Christie is having a 40% off Pink sale in honor of this occasion. Anything that is pink over on the Paper Pretties Boutique will be 40% off for the entire month of October. It is already marked down so you won't need a coupon code.

If you purchase any of their PINK products and make a card with it for someone who has been touched by breast cancer in some way, send us a pic of your card at At the end of the month we'll be drawing a name for a prize! Be sure to include your name and mailing address along with who you are sending your card to (not a name, just their association to you), as well as a list of the products from the boutique that you used.


Cindy Haffner said...

These are both so cute Frances, Congrats on being on a new team. You go girl.

CraftyC said...

Aww, these arew just the cutest, congrats on beening chosen for the DT!

Unknown said...

Adorable card and bag Frances!! We're so happy to have you with us!! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for trying the papers!! These are fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Frances! I enjoy reading your blog and benefitting from your talent, even though I'm here in Washington State. I appreciate your helpfulness in answering the questions I've had for you, too. =) Gail S.

Anonymous said...

Frances, I love that you tried my bag! It's awesome with the striped paper!! Love your take on it!