Paper Pumpkins for fall decorating!

Paper Pumpkins for fall decorating!

It’s so simple to create these Paper Pumpkins – perfect for fall decorating!   I used the “Color Me Autumn” Designer Series Paper from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog (page 41) and cut the 12″ x 12″ paper into 1″ x 6″ strips.  Stack 6 strips at a time and punch a hole at each end (about 1/4″ from the edge) with the 1/8″ Circle Handheld Punch.  Repeat for the other 6 strips (you’ll need 12 total for each pumpkin) and then stack all 12 strips and add a brad at each end.  Begin separating the strips until you have them all fanned out to create the pumpkin shape. I used some of the green paper (from the same Color Me Autumn DSP) and die-cut some leaves using the Autumn Accents die.  You can die-cut 3 pieces of the paper (2 if you’re using cardstock) at the same time too.  I folded the leaves in half to crease them down the middle for a little extra dimension and added them to the paper pumpkins with glue dots. I doubled up the Linen Thread and tie a bow and added it to the yellow paper pumpkin with a Glue Dot.  I used some thicker twine for the orange one.  If you want to see the other side of the designer series paper, just use less strips (6-8) and they will be spaced further apart. You can watch a video tutorial for these paper pumpkins at my Keenan Kreations YouTube channel: Here are the supplies I used:   Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog   Contact me if you would like to order Stampin’ Up! products (Brenda@keenankreations.com) or click the “Shop Online” link to the right if you prefer to place your order directly at my online store 🙂 Here’s another picture showing some of the other patterns from the “Color Me Autumn” Designer Series Paper:   Do you see the smaller one in the front?  I used 8 strips of the patterned paper (3/4″ x 4″ ). It’s also pretty easy to slide the strips open and close so you can add candies inside and give them as treats 🙂 Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you’ll create some of these paper pumpkins as gifts for family and friends or as decorations for the fall season...

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Holiday banner

Holiday banner

I know it’s still August but it’s not too early to start thinking about holiday decorations and isn’t this Holiday banner beautiful?!  (Even with the backwards “y” 😉 Almost all of the supplies for this holiday banner are from the Holiday Catalog – I added some Silver Glimmer Paper, Silver Dazzling Details and White Organza ribbon. This was my first banner, ever, and it was really easy using the “Build a Banner Simply Created Kit” and the “Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit.”  I also made one for Halloween which can be seen at http://www.keenankreations.com/2013/08/fun-halloween-banner.html.  The patterns and letters are created with a stencil and our inks in a spritzer.  Everything is ready to go and you only need a hot glue gun for assembly and scissors to cut the ribbons.  I’ll share some tips with you later this week on what to do and what not to do when adding ink to the banners 🙂 I had so much fun creating this holiday banner and can’t wait to make a “CREATE” one to display at my classes...

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"Candlelight Christmas" Printers Tray

These Printers Trays are so much fun to decorate!!!  Here’s one for the Christmas holiday:   Stamps:  Scentsational Season, Ornament Keepsakes, More Merry MessagesInk:  Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Lucky LimeadePaper:  Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Lucky Limeade, Very VanillaAccessories:  Holiday Collection Framelits, Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Labels Collection Framelits, Dimensionals, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Rhinestones, Snow Flurry die, Eyelet Border Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Real Red 1/4 Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon, Early Espresso 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Happy Stamping!Brenda...

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"Thankful" Printers Tray project

  I bought some extra Printers Trays from Stampin’ Up! and wanted to make one for the Thanksgiving season.  I used the “Orchard Harvest” Designer Series Paper and a variety of ribbons, buttons, brads and cardstock that coordinate with those colors.  The only thing that’s kind of bugging me is I think maybe the “FUL” should scoot to the left more so the “F” is directly under the “ANK”.  What do you think?       Stamps: None Ink:  None Paper:  Orchard Harvest DSP, Raspberry Ripple, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, More Mustard, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze Accessories:  Simply Scored, Raspberry Ripple Satin Stitched Ribbon, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Early Espresso Tulle Ribbon, Early Espresso 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Victoria Crochet Ribbon, Antique Brads, Designer Ribbon Slides, Brushed Bronze Button, Natural Designer Buttons, Early Espresso Twine, Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die, Dimensionals, Embossing Folders:  Fancy Fan, Perfect Polka Dots, Argyle, Houndstooth. Happy Stamping! Brenda...

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Christmas ornaments!

I got to make ornaments last night and today!!!  They are a little on the fussy side but REALLY pretty and not that difficult to make.  I timed myself on the first one and it took about 1 hour and 40 minutes from start to finish and that included me running up the stairs a few times to get something I forgot I needed and tugging apart the red pieces and repositioning them.  I also wasted a little time with deciding what to do with the hanger and the little tucked in Crochet ribbons.  I think a class would go a little quicker if people shared their framelits so they could run 4-6 through the Big Shot at a time instead of how I had to die-cut the framelits one at a time for a total of 35 times through the Big Shot.     This ornament is cased with some changes from the sample on the cover of the Holiday Mini catalog.  I decided not to add glitter to the edges of the folded pieces and I tucked in Crochet ribbon (cut in 1/2 to make it thinner).  If I do another one, I think I would make the pleated center piece a tiny bit wider.  If you look down into the ornament at an angle, you can see some of the raw edges – but who’s going to do that, right?  🙂  The ornament measures about 6″ across.   Stamps:  Ornament Keepsakes Ink:  Lucky Limeade, Real Red Paper:  Very Vanilla, Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper Accessories:  Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Tulle Ribbon, Designer Rosette die, Vintage Designer Faceted Button, Crochet ribbon, Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta ribbon, Hot Glue Gun, Jumbo Pearl   This ornament (approximately 6 1/2″ wide) was inspired by the sample on page 3 of the Holiday Mini.  I used Pacific Point ink but my ink pad needed to be re-inked and I think it looks more like Marina Mist – it’s still pretty though 🙂  Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes Ink:  Pacific Point Paper:  Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper Accessories: Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Designer Rosette die, Snow Flurry die, Vintage Designer Faceted Button, Hot Glue Gun, Rhinestones   This ornament (approximately 4″ wide) was inspired by the smaller one on page 3 of the Holiday Mini.   Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes Ink:  Rich Razzleberry Paper:  Whisper White, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Accessories: Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Snow Flurry die, Vintage Designer Faceted Button,  Hot Glue Gun, Rhinestones      This was the first ornament I made using the Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper.  It’s a lot faster since there’s no stamping and you can die-cut the designer series paper 3 at a time for less passes through the Big Shot.  Those...

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