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A Portfolio of Recent Work

Today I'm sharing a variety of my recent work. Let's just say I had a busy weekend! ;)


I love pulling apart Paper Pumpkin and creating something different! I used various pieces from the March 2016 kit, along with a leaf image from the Flower Patch Stamp Set.

This was a complete "out of the box" design that came to me as I was about to cut my card base. I thought, why not create a really irregular card base?! I designed as I went and kinda love how it turned out.

Using the new Swirly Bird Stamp Set & coordinating Thinlits (available June 1st), I created an Ombre design with sponging, stamping & cutting. Then I added a little shimmer with some clear Wink of Stella.


I created a scrapbook page, but instead of putting it in an album, I turned it into a home decor piece by placing it in a frame. This makes it really easy to change out the photos & layout. You can see an alternative idea here.


Yes, I still have some of those Burlap & Blooms Wreath Kits kicking around... so I cracked one open and repurposed some of the pieces for this shadow box. Don't the colours work wonderfully with some of the new papers and colours, available June 1st?!

Lastly, I created a caddy from upcycling a Project Life box. After cutting it up, I decorated it with some DSP, card stock and Washi Tape. This is perfect for toting around tools, adhesives and cards. So many possibilities!

Hope you enjoyed seeing what I've been up to lately. Thanks for taking a peek.

Until next time, stay crafty!


Custom Retirement Card

As promised earlier in the week on my Facebook Page, here is a custom retirement card I did for a client. It's a large card - 8" x 11"! Those can be tricky to work with, but if you split them up into sections, you can create anything!

Above is a close up of some of the elements I included that were interests of the recipient.

For this card, I split it into quarters, opting to create sections measuring 11" x 2". When you work the card in this manner, it's easier to create such a large card. I pulled my colour scheme from the DSP that I used (as the recipient loves to travel) and included those colours - Basic Grey, Real Red, So Saffron & Pool Party - on all my panels so that it all worked together.

On the inside, I stamped some butterflies up one side using Papillion Potpourri in the same four colours from the front. I used the same image for all colours, except the Basic Grey ones. For those, I stamped a smaller butterfly, which I punched out using the Bitty Butterfly Punch.

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If you need custom work done, give me a shout!

Until next time, stay crafty!


Party Animal

I'm excited to share that the Balloon Builders stamp set will be available in the new Annual Catalogue (live June 1st)! There are so many possibilities. Check out this cutie:

The stamp set is great because you get so much depth from using the same ink colour - bet you thought I switched colours or stamped off, right?! Nope! ;)

I kept the card fairly simple, using only the stamp set, Balloon Punch and pieces from past Paper Pumpkin kits. To add some depth, I popped some of the balloons up with Dimensionals.

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Until next time, stay crafty!


Mother's Day Wreath with Paper Pumpkin

You know how much I love Paper Pumpkin! Such a fun creative escape every month - everything  you need comes right to your door. Plus, there are often leftover pieces to make something else. Check out this wreath card:

All I did was use some of the leftover "leaves" from the March Kit - Lovely Little Wreath. I wrapped them around in circles and then punched out a circle from Mossy Meadow card stock, along with some little flowers using the Itty Bitty Punch Pack (retiring!). The stamp set is from the kit also.

Join Paper Pumpkin before May 10th and you'll get this month's kit. Here's a little sneak peek...

If you live in Canada and need a Demonstrator, make sure you choose me - Steph VanDorp - when you sign up. Then head on over to my online store, and purchase past kits (while supplies last)!

Until next time, stay crafty!