Dream, Discover, Explore! Let's make a masculine themed note card set with coordinating folder

Hello fellow stampers and friends!

One of the things that I love about life, is that we don't have to stop learning.  I am so very grateful that I still am able to challenge myself to do more, to do it better (when I can) and above all just enjoy the journey.  This week has been no exception, maybe a few more challenges than I would like, but I kept plugging away until I figured it out.  What am I talking about?  Well, if you've watched any of my Face Book Live videos, you've probably noticed that I am definitely an amateur at this video making gig.  I am having fun with it, but I'm still working out the kinks of what really works best, proper lighting, less movement, less "um" and figuring out how to actually see viewers comments while filming.  I haven't lost my humor and I am really enjoying the sharing part.  So enough about my troubles, let's get to it!

I really had a fun time creating this weeks project.  I spend hours and hours on pinterest pinning things that interest me, recipes, design, craft projects, and of course lots of inspiration card projects.  I came across a folder that holds note cards, and one of the things I  make quite a few of is note cards.  Stampin up has an awesome blank set of 20 cards and 20 envelopes in whisper white or very vanilla.  I keep them in stock in my studio at all times. If you haven't used them check it out.
So I was inspired by this project to make it my own and give it a masculine look and feel.  I love the new catalog and have been playing with some of the things I was able to purchase in a pre-order.  The "World of Good" Memories and more (50 piece) card set is featured in this project.  You can of course use any designer series paper and cardstock of your choice, just follow the cutting and assembly instructions.  Thank you for reading my blog.  If you like what you see, I encourage you to follow me on instagram and facebook at RiverViewCreativeStudio and subscribe to my youtube channel.  My webpage is http://riverviewcreativestudio.com.

God Bless and Happy Stamping!

A Paper Pumpkin Alternative for May!


Hello fellow stampers and friends!

It's been raining for a few days now, so when my monthly Paper Pumpkin kit arrived in the mail the other day,  I was so happy to get it.  This months kit features the new IN COLORS so it was especially nice to get to play with them.

I love paper pumpkin and I often do not make all of the cards/projects included in the kit because I like to save them to introduce new folks to Stamping and of course, Paper Pumpkin.   But this month I completed the full kit, and made 12 cards!   They are all 'alternative' meaning that I did not create any of the card designs featured in the kit.

In this blog I will share individual photos of the cards I created and also a video where I am discussing how they were made and my thoughts behind it.

God Bless and Happy Stamping!

Join me for a fun tutorial and make three masculine themed birthday cards

Hello fellow stampers and friends~

For the last couple of days I have been creating masculine themed cards using some of the Stampin Up! sets that I have not played with as much. Below will be the video link and I've included a list of the supplies needed and card dimensions and sizes for other papers needed.  Enjoy!

God Bless and Happy stamping!

Supplies:  Stamp set  "Mountain Air" #151610;  "Waterfront" #146386

stamp pad Ink and stock paper:  Pool Party
Using Smokey Slate (2) and Basic Gray (1) cut 3 card bases: 5 1/2" X 8 1/2", Score at 4 1/4"

For Card (1):  Cut a piece of pool party paper 4 1/2" X 3 1/4"
                       Using DSP, Gingham pool party cut 1 piece 5 1/4" x 3/4"
                       stamp and cut sentiment out of a scrap of Smokey Slate using Classic Label Punch.

For Card (2)  Cut a piece of pool party paper 5" x 3"
                      Using the Embossing Folder (Coastal Weave) and Basic Gray paper piece 4" x 5 1/4"
                      stamp and cut sentiment out of a scrap of Smokey Slate using Classic Label Punch.

For Card (3)  Cut a piece of Pool party paper 3" x 4 3/4"
                     Using DSP, Gingham pool party cut 1 piece 4" x 5 1/4"
                     stamp and cut sentiment out of a scrap of Smokey Slate using Classic Label Punch.



Let's talk about Paper Pumpkin!

Hello fellow stampers and friends!

I created this video a couple of months ago, but I think it gives a good overview and is still relevant, even though the kit is from a prior month.  Paper Pumpkin is an all inclusive monthly kit that you can subscribe to monthly or other durations and also give as a gift.  It's a great way to get started with paper crafting because it comes with everything needed to compete the projects.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

God Bless and Happy Stamping!

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