For the third post in this Paper Pumpkin Series, I designed Christmas and All Occasion cards. I love the Plaid Tidings DSP! It is so easy to create shaker cards with additional embellishments and punches. Most of us create one card at a time, so it’s great to have the opportunity to create several cards for a variety of occasions. There’s still time to subscribe and receive the September kit entitled Hello, Pumpkin. Click here to subscribe. And…if you subscribe beginning in September, I will send you the embellishments, punched items, etc. to create a few alternative cards with the September kit. I will also post a video demonstrating how to put it all together. If you are already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber with me, I will send you a link and a special Thank You in September. For $22.00, get your kit and something extra from me! See more like this at stampwithgloria.com.
For the second post in this series, I was inspired to create Veteran’s Day cards. The kit contents were perfect for honoring those who served or are serving. Remember, Veteran’s Day is November 11. I’m ahead of the game this year. I created a camouflage background using a piece of green watercolor-looking paper from the kit, stamping with the ‘splatter’ stamp from the Painted Poppies stamp set in several colors. I embellished with star sequins and Iridescent Pearls to create a Veteran’s Day card that makes a statement. Click here to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin. I’m here to help you make the best of your kit. See more like this at stampwithgloria.com.
Today is the day we remember those who served. Although my Dad did not die while in the service, he did suffer from PTSD. He served in the Navy through a waiver which enlisted him at age 16. He served for 12 years, catching the beginning of the Vietnam War. He spent most of his time on the USS Sumter, a Tank Landing Ship, launched in 1969. It was decommissioned in 1993. My dad was a cook – an essential worker – on a Newport-class tank landing ship! Take time today to remember those who have passed and to appreciate their sacrifice.
Poppies signify the soldiers who have passed. In the second Battle of Ypres, John McCrae was struck by the sight of bright red blooms on the broken ground that covered the dead. He wrote a poem called In Flanders Fields and the poppy became a symbol of the fallen.
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On Sunday, April 5th at 7:30pm, be sure to tune in to Stamp With Gloria on Facebook to watch a LIVE video demonstrating how to create this unique card. All the credit for this beautiful card goes to Sue Miller, a demonstrator in my downline. I can’t wait to share the details with you. The second card I’m demonstrating is appropriate for first communions, blessings, or baptisms. Tune in!
I have to admit that painting with watercolors is my favorite thing to do. Simply pull out the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad, grab the re-inkers needed and go to it! The highlights you see in the background were stamped and embossed with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder before the painting began. More like this at stampwithgloria.com.