Monday, November 23, 2020

from Simple to Sassy!

 Good Monday Morning Dreamers! It is a great day here in Oklahoma, but always subject to change! Our weather changes more often than stop lights!  Here is the sizes that I promised you in Simple Sunday Live! yesterday. I got my inspiration from Candy Ford. She had made a fancy fold card, which didn't fit into a simple day. I used her dimensions and put it flat on my card base. It is so easy to C.A.S.E.  (copy and share exactly). Just remember your card sizes and then guess!

Cherry Cobbler:    Card Base 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"  score at 4-1/4"
                              Cut 3 : 3-3/4" x 1-7/16"
Sahara Sand CS:   Cut 3: 4" x 1-11/16"
Whisper White:     Cut 3: 3-5/8 'x 1-9/16"
                               Cut 1: 5-1/4" x 4"
Christmas Classic: Cut 3: 3-5/8" x 1-5/16"
Designer Series Paper (make sure your pattern runs portrait!
Shaded Spruce Stampin' Pad                                                                            Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Pad

You can see the video to assemble it on my Facebook Live! by clicking here.

So my stepped up version is a bit different. I was dying to use these Curvy Dies again! So I went with the fancy fold Card.  Most of the cutting dimensions are the same.

                                                               On your cards base, score at 2-1/8" and 6-3/8". Use the 
Whisper White pieces and the cutting Die from Curvy Dies to cut "snow banks". The proceed to put together as a Fancy Gate Fold. Or better yet, join me on Friday nite for the Mystery Card Zoom class! (Now it isn't a mystery. I Bad!)

See my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/klubhouseretreat/  for more info in the events!  

The inside is sweet and simple...piece of Whisper White cardstock and the last bit of the tree paper cut into a "hill". 

Hey gals, please leave me a comment.

I have a prayer request for my oldest son who had emergency surgery on Friday, again Sunday and hopefully the one tomorrow will be his last. Can't be up there, so I am a wreck. Thanks in advance.

I'm Dreamin' of a healthy, healed son....you keep Dreamin' too!

Pammie Kay



Monday, November 16, 2020

A not so Simple Monday

 Good morning Dreamers!  It is another late night (early morning?) post from me!  Something woke me at 3 a.m. and when I was still awake an hour later, decided to at least be productive!  Blogging seems to be the hardest thing to find time to do, with distance learning going on at my house! My 7th grade grandson takes over my design space and my computer 5 days a week now! It may or may not get better soon, as no one in Oklahoma takes it serious. Except my friend Patty!  Who I miss!

      Yesterday was a beautiful day in Sand Springs. I say it was, but the only time I went outside was to chase my dogs back into the fence! They are quite the escape artists. Hubby was at a friend's house all weekend, so I had time to myself on Saturday. It was a treasure that I filled with crafting, designing Facebook posts and eating nothing but vegetables and 2 small ribs. Heaven! 

    So Simple Sunday was so simple. I opened my October Paper Pumpkin and made 2 of the cards. Just as they come from the kit. You can watch my video here. I wish more people understood how relaxing it is to put a kit together. Follow their pictures and BOOM! you are finished. And they are so beginner friendly!  And for $20, I got an Ink Spot (Just Jade this month!), a set of stamps, die cuts, twine, card bases, envelopes...even dimensionals and glue dots. 

  I also made an alternative. This set was simple to do that with. Here is my recipe:


  • 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Cherry Cobbler cardstock.    score at 4 1/4" fold; cut 3 1/4" square
  • Cut one card base from kit in half. Trim back piece to 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Cut DSP of choice, 5" x 3 3/4"  (I used Classic Christmas, an exclusive available until Jan. 4) 
  • October 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit
I layered the matting pieces as shown in picture. On wreath cutout, I stamped the top of the wreath.  Popped it up with dimensionals, to add another layer of texture. I adhered the "peace" die cut to wreath. A small scrap of Crumb Cake was all that was needed to stamp the sentiment onto. Still simple, but just a little stepped up!
   I am starting a new monthly event on my Facebook page. We will join together on either Zoom or a Facebook Rooms(?) and just put our kits together and talk!  Almost like a crop, but virtually. And this will be open to all, whether your buy your Pumpkin from me or not. Keep an eye on the FB page for more info.
  If you do not have a demonstrator, I would love to be yours!  You can order any of the products I used by just clicking one of the highlighted products in my recipe!  It will take you directly to the product on my business page. 
    And here is the link to start getting Paper Pumpkin kits of your own!  Paper Pumpkin 
The December Kit will be 12 full size cards and, from the sneak peaks, I understand it will include Teddy Bears!

  I am Dreamin' of getting together with my friends and crafting...
You keep Dreamin' too!                    
 Pammie Kay
a.k.a.DreamGal


    
 


   

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Simple Sunday on a Tuesday?

 Boy, Monday's are rough!  I have discovered that in order to post "Simple Sunday on a Monday", I may have to type it up on Saturday!  I am Distance Learning one of our grandchildren. Her brother started school last week, but we don't feel it is safe for her yet. Hopefully in January!  So my days are filled with 3rd grade educating...it wears me out. Because of her autism, her reading is delayed, making every subject with Grandma right beside her. I usually take a meditation break for lunch....need my sanity.

    But I really want to share these cards with you.  Simple Sunday is my FaceBook Live that I do every Sunday at 3:00. Sometimes it isn't live, but recorded. I only have 2 days without the kids! I do a simple card, geared for those who are just beginning. Or like this week, for my busy friends who need to have several cards done at once!

    Christmas is creeping up on us fast! And there is just so much time to get those cards in the mail. In my live, I talked about spreading you stamping time out over several days. If you are like me, you are in front of the television watchin your 8:00 and 9:00 shows. 

So....

  •  Monday during "All Rise", I cut out my card bases, score them
  • Tuesday during "NCIS & FBI". I cut the DSP and sentiment squares
  • Wednesday there is nothing now to watch, so I go to my studio and stamp 
  • Thursday (on this card) I would tie all my ribbons
  • Friday is always in my studio (after my Mystery Card class) I glue them together!                  Now, that is if I needed alot to get finished. It gives you a little creativity every night and it is not as overwhelming at once.  
This card would be awesome to do that with.  I started with a basic card base of Thick Whisper White cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored it at 4 1/4"  I have featured the NEW!! Classic Christmas Designer Paper. cut at 4' x 5 1/4" it allows the base to show. My Sentiment is from the Christmas Means More stamp set and is stamped on a 3" x3' square of whisper white card stock. I popped it up with some dimensionals for more texture. About 8" of Snowflake Splendor ribbon tied to the bottom. Simple and pretty!

But what if I wanted to make it just a little bit more? This 2nd picture show the same basic card, but with a 3 1/2"x 4 1/4" piece of Shaded Spruce card stock.  I tied the ribbon onto the mat before adding it to the card base. And there is a little bit of coloring with Stampin' Blends added to the holly and berries. Just a little fancier, without too much added cost!
I know lots of you love to add the glam and glimmer of jewels, so this last card I have used Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels for the berries! I changed up the Shaded Spruce mat to a 3 1/2"x3 1/2" size. Then I added a 3 1/2"x3 1/4" mat of Cherry Cobbler card stock.  And then I proceeded to glue it down horridly crooked! You don't have to do that yourself, if you don't want to. More options! LOL!



So as you can see, there are so many different ways to use just one of the stamps in this set. I always look for versatile sets, to get the most bang for my buck. If you would love to make these cards, just click of the product links above and you will be directed to my store. As always I thank you for stopping in and for supporting my small business.

I'm Dreamin' about getting my Christmas cards started, you keep Dreamin' too!

Pammie Kay

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from Simple to Sassy!

 Good Monday Morning Dreamers! It is a great day here in Oklahoma, but always subject to change! Our weather changes more often than stop li...