Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Paper Pumpkin Sale just announced!

Just announced! Paper Pumpkin SALE for first-time subscribers starts THIS THURSDAY!

If you've never tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time-get 50% off your first two months.

Offer Dates: July 23-September 10, 2015

Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

The Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
Sign up here - https://mypaperpumpkin.com/?demoid=29907

Happy Stamping!


Sunday, July 19, 2015

Peggy's Paper Pumpkin Creations - July 2015

Don't you just love what Peggy created with her Paper Pumpkin Kit!  I love her use of color, and masking to layer those cups on top of each other.  Lots of alternative ideas for you to use.

Great cards, and very inspiring!

Thanks for sharing your cards with us Peggy!


Paper Pumpkin Creations - July 2015

Wow!  What a cool kit from Paper Pumpkin this month!  The kit made 8 cards, with fancy postal looking envelopes.  I made all of these according to the instructions, but I added that extra piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock around the Basic Grey printed paper.  I love it!

Then I made these extra little 3" x 3" cards, using some leftover papers that I had in my craft bag.  Cucumber Crush and Crumb Cake.

 The "Thanks" and "Hello" on these little cards came from the Tin of Cards stamp set, which is available separately.  I'm getting more mileage out of that set than I expected - happy surprise!

If you are interested in joining the Creative Fun every month with Paper Pumpkin - here's how to sign up:
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There aren't any specials or promotions going on for Paper Pumpkin right now, but it's a GREAT VALUE at $19.95 a month (and that includes the shipping!).

This was the stamp set that came in July's Paper Pumpkin kit - SO CUTE!

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Happy Stamping,


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

15th Anniversary with Stampin' Up!

Yippee!!!  I got my 15 year pin from Stampin' Up today!  3 little diamond chips in it....I really should find my 5 and 10-year pins and put them on something.

I tried my hand at making this punched out frame using the Note Tag punch.  It looks like a framelit was used, but it's really just a 3 1/4" square piece of cardstock, and the Note Tag punch punched in on all four sides.

I got the idea from Dawn Olchefske on her post here.  It's REALLY cool, and so easy!  Give it a try!

I used the Brick Wall embossing folder for the background pieces, and then some of my favorite flowers.  Punched all of that out, and added some bling.  Popped up all of the flowers with dimensionals.  Love it!

I also used the new Tin of Cards stamp set (the greeting).  I really like the font of the words in this set, and can't wait to use it more.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Tin of Cards
Ink:  Tuxedo Black, Real Red
Paper:  Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Other:  Big Shot, Brick Wall embossing folder, Note Tag punch, Pansy punch, Petite Petals Punch, Rhinestone Jewel accents, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Happy Stamping,


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Happy New Baby card

Made this for a guy at work who is expecting their first baby in a few weeks.  It's a 5 1/2" square card.  I also made an envelope out of that designer paper.  In fact, I made the envelope FIRST, and then used leftovers to add to the card.

The left side of the inside has a Mini envelope taped down, with another scrap of the same designer paper added and a little "happy new baby" piece.   We're going to get a gift card, and that will slide right into that Mini envelope.

This stamp set is my all-time favorite baby stamp set.  Cuddles & Tickles.  It's been retired for several years, but it's just so cute!

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Cuddles and Tickles (retired), One Tag Fits All (happy new baby - retired also)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz
Paper:  Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, designer paper (from a retired pack several years ago...I think it was some kind of Nursery baby boy print)
Other:  Envelope Punch board, 1 1/4" square punch, Scallop Square punch, markers (Blush Blossom, Marina Mist), Stampin' Dimensionals

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Happy Stamping,


Crabby pad

I love a notebook...any kind, really.   Steno pads are some of my favorites though, and I really like to dress them up.  All you need is a little cardstock, some designer paper, and some stamping.

I used some retired stuff for this one, just because I had it laying around.  This checked designer paper reminded me of fish net, which kind of went along with the seashore stamps that I wanted to use.

I stamped the words on Very Vanilla cardstock with Night of Navy ink, then sponged Baked Brown Sugar all around and over it to dirty it up.  The splat marks are from Gorgeous Grunge.

Use a pretty strong adhesive when you decorate a steno pad.  The fiber-y cover makes it not want to hold with just regular mono-adhesive.  I use either Sticky Strip, or the Fast Fuse adhesive.

Stampin' Up! supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps: Hello, Life; Gorgeous Grunge, By the Seashore (retired)
Ink:  Real Red, Night of Navy, Baked Brown Sugar (retired)
Paper:  Real Red, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Maritime designer series papers (retired)
Other:  Steno pad, sponge

Hope you enjoyed it!

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Happy Stamping,


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Butterfly Corner Flip Fold card

I've been seeing a lot of these "Corner Flip Fun Fold" cards this week, and thought I'd give it a try.  Very quick card!  I just grabbed paper that was in my scrap basket...turns out the base card that I thought was Blushing Bride is really the retired Blush Blossom.  close enough!

Dawn O made a great video tutorial on how to make this fun fold card, so check it out here.

I also used some butterflies that I had laying around from another project.  The only thing I had to stamp was the greeting, and the leaves on the front (and inside) of the card.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Kinda Eclectic, Butterfly Basics
Ink:  Calypso Coral
Paper:  Blushing Bride (or Blush Blossom if you have it laying around), Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Calypso Coral
Other:  Big Shot, Butterflies Thinlits, Pear Pizzazz ribbon, Triple Banner Punch (NEW), Stampin' Dimensionals

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Happy Stamping,


2015-2016 Catalog is here!

The new 2015-2016 Catalog is here- FINALLY!!!   Click HERE to view the PDF, if you don't have a catalog in your hands now.

So far, there are only a few catalog corrections to be aware of:

Catalog Corrections
Pg Item #  Description
 110 138946 Under the Project Kit header at the top of the page, the Tin of Cards Stamp Set price is incorrectly listed as $16.00. The correct price is $17.00.
 142 139003 Sahara Sand is incorrectly listed as one of the colors in the Bohemian Cardstock Pack. The correct color is Delightful Dijon.
 155 140406  The Watercolor Wishes Card Kit will be available in July 2015.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Chocolate Cake

I was in a "chocolate cake" frame of mind when I made this card.  I wanted to use some new stuff, and I think this Build a Birthday set is going to be one of my favorites this year!

I paired Early Espresso with the Tip Top Taupe cardstock.  The Tip Top Taupe piece is embossed with a new folder.  I stamped the "birthday wishes" all the way up the strip of Early Espresso,  Stamped it, then stamped again without reinking, so it goes dark/light/dark/light all the way up.  It's easier for me to see the words, and where I want to stamp them when I start from the bottom.

Cake layers are Early Espresso, Tip Top Taupe, and Crumb Cake.  I went with Gold Encore for the base and candle.

Can't wait to use this set some more!  Looks like it's going to be a lot of fun to use.

Stampin' Up supplies that you'll need to create this:

Stamps:  Build a Birthday
Ink:  Early Espresso, Tip Top Taupe, Crumb Cake, Gold Encore
Paper:  Early Espresso, Tip Top Taupe, Very Vanilla
Other:  Big Shot, Boho Chic embossing folder, Ovals Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Happy Stamping,


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Paper Pumpkin May Kit - more alternative ideas!

The Happy Birthday stamp was still sitting on my clear block when I went into my craft room tonight...practically begging me to use it again, RIGHT NOW.  So I did.  I grabbed some leftover bits and pieces that were ready to go and just did some really quick stamping and assembly to make this card and box.

Random stamped the balloon, string, and happy birthday all over the lid of the box in Crumb Cake. 

For the focal pieces of both, I stamped in Early Espresso on scraps of Crumb Cake cardstock.  Cut them out with the Circles Framelits.  Hand cut those friggin' balloons again.  Really - it's not too bad cutting them out.  It's just a little putzy, and it makes my eyeballs hurt.  :)

I already had the base pieces for the card ready and waiting - even the embossing was finished.  Just had to add the Happy birthday circle and the balloon with dimensionals.

The box was from a leftover project also.  Finished size is 6" x 3" x 1 1/4" tall.  It's a two-piece box - lid and bottom.  Bottom is Early Espresso

There you have it!  Another fun idea for the Paper Pumpkin May kit's stamp set! 

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Happy Stamping,