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People & Time

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I fell in love with these two stamps from Suzanne Cannon at QuietFire Designs and knew they would be perfect for some friends “cheering up” cards. Since I always make extra sheets of handmade papers and often add color to several sheets of handmade paper at a time, I already had the makings ready to go. The cards actually went together in about 5 minutes each but I am including the instructions from the beginning…smile.



Supplies:

•Any of the Arnold Grummerr® paper making kits & paper press
•Blender, cello sponges and soft towels
•A sunny window
•Scraps of white paper (think junk mail, etc.)
•AG Flower/Leaf Press #395
•Real leaves (pressed and dried)
•Hinged stamp positioner
•Stamps: Quiet Fire Designs™ : # 6249 “Some people….”. #6331 “The only time…”
•Peach & Turquoise card stock 5 ½ x 8 ½”
•Envelopes to fit cards
•Scor-Pal™
Beacon ZipDryTM adhesive
•ColorBox™ Dystress Blendable inks:#23109 Graphite, # 23102 salmon, # 23111 Palomino,
        #23101 Fruit Punch, # 23116 Capri, …

Christmas Cards with handmade papers

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Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here with Christmas cards.  Christmas is not too far away so it's never too early to start creating.



Selecting  red and green handmade papers, I decided to create a Christmas card using Stampendous Stamps and dies.


The truck and phrase were stamped and die cut from red paper.  The tree and packages were stamped and die cut from green paper.

The background paper was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and then lightly inked with VersaFine Clair green ink.

A large green circle was added to the card and the car was adhered on top.  The packages and trees were colored with markers and added to the truck with foam adhesives. 

The phrase was stamped and die cut and added to the card with foam adhesives.


Thanks for stopping by.

You Are Always In My Thoughts

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With the holidays getting closer, more people find themselves needing some cheering up. I wonder if it is because the days are getting shorter, trees are starting to loss their leaves, the year is coming to an end and we are all needing a good rest! But life is getting busier and more hectic with the three major holidays to deal with. Time to get busy and create some cards with uplifting messages….just might send some to myself…smile.


Supplies:
•Any of the Arnold Grummer® paper making kits & paper press •Blender, cello sponges and soft towels •A sunny window •Scraps of white paper (think junk mail, etc.)   •Stamps: QuietFire Designs™ #6407 “You never know…..” & #6005 “Invisible tears…”          (LOVE these stamps!!!) •Beacon ZipDryTM adhesive •Double sided foam tape •ColorBox™ Dyestress Blendable inks: #23109 Graphite, #23117 Bumble Bee (grey card),          @23113 Aster, #2308 Heather, # 23100 Posey, # 23101 Fruit Punch, # #23106 Scuba          (purple card), Archival ink pad:…

Buffalo & Quail Icons

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So many of the Native Peoples designs and icons resonate with me and are beautiful all on their own. The buffalo and quail are two of my favorites and are perfect to use for some fall and autumn cards.


Supplies:

•Any of the Arnold Grummer® paper making kits
•Blender, strainer, cello sponges and soft towels
•A sunny window
•Scraps of tan paper (think junk mail, etc.)
•Scraps of tan handmade paper to die cut
•Medium brown card stock and envelopes
•Dies: Fall and Autumn: unknown
Tonic Studios™ Tangerine die cutting and embossing machine
•Tonic Studios™ paper trimmer
•Scor-Pal™
•Tonic Studios™ Craft Tacky
•Prismacolor™  brown pencil
•Paper stump 
•Organic patterned embossing folder

Instructions:

1.Follow the instructions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to create
        tan slurry and cast one or more of each of the Native American designs. 
2.Allow the casting to dry.
3.Use the brown pencil to lightly apply shading around the icons, darker next to them and
        li…

More paper Making & Casting with the VETS

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Another amazing class teaching some of our 40,000 Cochise county Veterans & their spouses how to make handmade paper and paper castings! The photo shows just a few of the castings All casting forms are from Rycraft who make the most beautiful designs on the market…be sure and check out their website! Next month I will be creating some Fall and Christmas cards with the castings…be sure to stay tuned…smile.


Supplies:

•Any of the Arnold Grummer® paper making kits
•Blender, strainer, cello sponges and soft towels
•A sunny window
•Scraps of white, tan and green paper (think junk mail, etc.)
Rycraft TM Paper casting stamps:R353 Cup of Tea, R495 Tea Leaves, R… Tea Time,
        R270 Tree of Life, R368 Nativity R032 Pine cone, R335 Pine Garland, R449
•Prismacolor pencils in shades a bit darker than the paper castings.
Instructions:

1.Follow the instructions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to create
        white slurry and cast one or more of each of the castings.  (I…

A Plan for Miracles

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“Bright Spots” are what I call small framed sayings. They display just about anywhere, take up hardly any space and brighten everyone’s day. Making them with handmade paper makes them even more special and can be created in a short amount of time.


Supplies:

•Any of the Arnold Grummer® paper making kits and paper press
•Blender, cello sponges and soft towels
•A sunny window
•Scraps of white paper (think junk mail, etc.)
•Small frames with glass & black backing to fit the verbiage stamps you want to use
•Stamps: Crafter’s Companion™ by Sheena Douglas
•Westcott™ paper trimmer
•Hinged stamp positioner
Beacon ZipDryTM adhesive
ColorBox™ Archival ink pad: “Wicked Black, Dystress Blendable ink pads: #23116 Capri,
        #23111 Palomino, # 23108 Heather
•Craft sheet or water proof surface
•Water mister bottle

Instructions:

1.Follow the instructions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to create
        white slurry and create one or more sheets of medium weight handmade …

Christmas Tags

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Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here sharing Christmas Tags using handmade papers.



Cut handmade papers into 3" x 8" panels.  Emboss each with an embossing folder, then run assorted colors of VersaFine Clair inkpads across each.


Wrap velvet ribbon around each tag.  Die cut scalloped panels and adhere to each tag.  Die cut scalloped ovals, ink the edges and place on top of the scalloped panels with foam adhesives for dimension.



Stamp phrases on a smaller oval in black ink and adhere to the tags.  Finally, staple ribbons to each tag and attach to your Christmas packages.

Thanks for stopping by.





From a Tiny Acorn

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I have been picking up and preserving oak leaves for several months. They are wonderful to use for some of the many fall cards that I create and send out. Every leaf is beautiful and enhances both birthday and encouragement cards as well as mixed media and collage pieces of art.



Supplies:

•Any of the Arnold Grummer® paper making kits & paper press
•Blender, cello sponges and soft towels
•A sunny window
•Arnold Grummer Flower Press # 395
•Oak leaves
•Scraps of white and tan paper (think junk mail, etc.)
•Dried herbs or spices
•Dark brown and peach colored cardstock for card bases
•Envelopes to fit cards
•Stamps:
Quiet Fire Designs™ #5635 “Anyone……”
Club ScrapTM Falling Leaves kit “Happy Birthday”
•Tonic™ paper trimmer
•Scor-Pal™
•Hinged stamp positioner
Beacon ZipDryTM adhesive, double
•Water proof surface or craft sheet
•Water mister bottle
ColorBox™ Dyestess Blendable ink pads: #23108 Salmon, #23114 Mint & #23111 Palomino
                            Archival Ink pad: Mudslide

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COURAGE

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At the beginning of each year, I pick a word that has special meaning to me. The word for 2019 was “Courage”. September is a month where I start to look at how that word impacted my life and the lives of those around me. It is heartwarming to list all the times where the picked word comes to mind. This saying attributed to the actor John Wayne is a fitting explanation of the word “courage”.



Supplies:

•Any of the ArnoldGrummer® paper making kits & paper press
•AG #556 Note Card & envelope template
•Blender, cello sponges and soft towels
•A sunny window
•Scraps of white, ivory & blue paper (think junk mail, etc.)
•Inclusions: spices, dried leaves, twigs, metallic flakes or ?
•Scraps of tan and dark blue card stock to die cut
•Die: CheeryLynn TM #A179 Pony Express, #A178 Fence Rider
•Stamp: Impression Obsession™ #D13150 “Courage”
•Crafters’ Edge™ Crossover II die cutting and embossing machine
•Westcott™ paper trimmer
•Scor-Pal™
Beacon ZipDry TM adhesive
•Double sided foam tap…

Welcome to Club Scrap and Arnold Grummer's Fall Blog Hop!

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Get inspired with the Falling for Handmade Paper blog hop!  We’ll explore projects made with both Club Scrap’s Falling Leaves collection and Arnold Grummer's Papermill Kitand accessories. If you've never made paper, it's a great time of year to get started. You’ll visit the blogs of twelve talented paper artists: Six designers from Arnold Grummer’s and six from Club Scrap.

Feeling motivated? Purchase supplies from Arnold Grummer's, or the same Club Scrap supplies used by the bloggers from their online store. Get started on some handmade paper projects of your own! As you explore the hop today, be sure to comment with a few kind words for each blogger. Those who post a comment on every participating blog will be entered into a random drawing for a prize. 
There will be two lucky recipients: One will receive an Arnold Grummer Complete Papermaking Kit, and the other a Club Scrap Falling Leaves kit with stamps. Winners will be announced here on …

Falling In Love Blog Hop: Page & Bookmark

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I'm not a stamper or scrapbooker, but I've been a blender paper maker for nearly 40 years. Creating projects was challenging for me. What's easier for you? Making paper or whipping up a project? Let me know!

Both projects were made using one sheet of handmade paper and the Club Scrap Falling Leaves collection. Here's what I did:

Collecting
I picked pretty grasses on a walk around the pond near our home.



Pressing Botanicals
I procrastinated and had one night to press the grasses and leaves. Luckily, this is usually enough for leaves and grasses that have already begun turning in fall.




Adding Grasses to Pulp
I made a base pulp from wastepaper and cream color cardstock in the CS collection, blending it till big chunks disappeared. I added one long grass leaf to pulp in the blender and used the 'pulse' button to break it down but not blend it. I did the same with a micro-pinch of brilliant gold and copper dust.

Forming Sheet
I poured the pulp into the Papermill deckle and s…

Falling in Love with Handmade Paper

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Welcome to my stop on the Arnold Grummer & Club Scrap Falling for Handmade Paper blog hop! Today we have a dozen talented bloggers sharing projects featuring handmade paper paired with Club Scrap's Falling Leaves collection. I have three lovely cards to share with you today.




Supplies:
•Any of the Arnold Grummer® paper making kits & paper press  •Blender, cello sponges and soft towels •A sunny window •AG #284 “Petals for Paper” •Dried herbs and/or spices •Dried oak leaves  •AG # 395 Flower Press •Scraps of off white/tan and rusty red papers (think junk mail, etc.)  •Club ScrapTM “Falling Leaves” collection (Absolutely beautiful!) ( I added cling foam to          the stamps) •Scor-Pal™  •Tonic Studios® Tim Holtz™ 12” guillotine paper trimmer  •Stamp positioner •Beacon® ZipDryTM adhesive,  •Double sided foam tape •ColorBox™ Archival ink pad “Mudslide” •Approx. 24” brown metallic thread   •Envelopes to fit cards
Instructions:
1.Follow the instructions found in any of the Arnold …

One Nation

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The 9-11-2001 attack on our country was devastating. The way the citizens came together was amazing! The values and hearts of the American people are huge! We believe in helping each other (and the world) get through the “tough times” and the attack was one more “tough time”!
Below is my tribute to those who came together…one more time!


Supplies:
•Any of the Arnold Grummer® paper making kits & paper press •Blender, strainer, cello sponges and soft towels •A sunny window •Scraps of white paper (think junk mail, etc.)  •Statue of Liberty mold (the back of a Stamp-A-Mania stamp) •Scrap of heavy weight handmade paper to die cut •Scrap of heavy weight dark blue handmade paper to die cut the large oval •Red with silver stars handmade paper ( purchased and gifted from a friend) •Red cardstock and envelope
•Dies: SpellbindersTM ovals 2 sizes    CheeryLynnTM # B612 •Stamp: Impression Obsession™ “F14644 “One flag…” •Crafters’ Edge Crossover II™ die cutting and embossing machine •Westcott™ pap…