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Welcome to A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop! Thanks for hopping over here from Sara's blog! Didn't you love her projects? With this month's box I knew I would love the mountain look but what I was most excited about was the stencils!
I love a purple Easter card and the craft envelopes gave me a great idea! So I cut an envelope up and put it through the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder with Cinnamon Cider Ink on the embossing folder. I then put Bumblebee Ink on a piece of white cardstock and then ran it through the Subtle Embossing folder. The sentiment is from Springtime Joy stamp set and the punch is the Story Label Punch.
Now I knew I wanted to use the envelope liners for something and they make the perfect belly band on this 3x3 acetate box. I embossed it with the Greenery embossing folder and then added a sentiment from Springtime Joy punched with the Classic Label punch. I then made a bunny with the Daisy punch (thanks to my team member Terry who showed me how!) and added a a double bow with the included twine. (Did you know that a cute post-it note pack fits in here? I got mine from Walmart!)
Isn't this a cute Easter set? I sent the card to my sister-in-law (sssshhhh) and the package is going into Marianne's Easter basket!
Hope you loved these projects and please make sure to keep hopping along!
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Welcome to the March edition of the Stampin Friends Blog Hop! Do you know what color combo I love most? Yep, a solo combo! lol! I do monochromatic cards ALL THE TIME so I was really pumped that we picked this theme!
I designed my card class last month all around the Sand and Sea Suite from Stampin' Up! and couldn't wait to show off the Designer Series Paper. This card base is made of just DSP (4 x 11 inch piece, scored at 2.75 inches from each end). I used Flirty Flamingo ink for the sentiment and the seashells (stamped off to give a lighter look).
What I really love is the look on the inside (so you can see the full spread of the DSP- I know that it's not quite monochromatic but... it's so pretty) and the Pearlescent paper as the inside piece. Ballpoint pens write great on it!
My 3D project is one of those ginormous Love You Always Treat Box-- it's so large it holds a Perfectly Posh Chunk Bath Bar or any other large soap bar! I trimmed away the excess pieces around a Flirty Flamingo embossed shell die cut from Seaside Seashells dies. I then wrapped a piece of the DSP around the box and attached the sentiment piece to the front!
Hope you loved these pink projects! Don't forget to keep hopping along...
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I am so excited you are here on the hop with us! I had the pleasure of presenting at Stampin' Up!'s convention (called OnStage) last weekend and a few of the projects I made for the display boards are perfect for Mother's Day! I was given a new stamp set (called Daisy Lane) and a medium Daisy punch to play with and here is what I made...
The card is a fancy fold with a Pear Pizzaz base and it uses some of the White Polka Dot tulle ribbon! So soft and pretty!
Here are the steps to creating this fancy fold card using the tag topper punch.
I then stamped the stem on the front, the fern looking leaves and a sentiment on the inside-- all in Mossy Meadow, and stamped and punched the daisy petals in Memento ink and colored them with my Blend markers.
For one of my 3D projects I wanted to create a Texas rustic look, so I created the look of denim by sponging Blueberry Bushel on a pizza box, then used markers to create the look of a Indian Blanket wildflower.
For this box I took it apart at the seam with the help of my heat gun, punched the large daisy, stamped a piece of cardstock to back it, and then glued it all back together again. I love using the Well Written dies with this set-- I think this box will be terrific for my mom! She will love opening a box and seeing this in it!
Don't forget to keep hopping around!!! We have some wonderful projects planned for you...
And if you comment below I will enter you into a drawing to get the three cards I showcased this weekend at OnStage-- featured on my blog post here!
Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop! Thanks for hopping here from Rachel's blog and don't forget to keep hopping... The list is below. But for now...
Who loves Halloween?? This girl. And who loves Paper Pumpkin? We do. Match made in Heaven.
I was so excited to get this month's kit and see where my imagination took me. My daughter and I did an unboxing video on Facebook last week when we got it and she wanted to make all the bags- right away! So we did. They are adorable. We will fill ours with some non-candy treats for her classmates. (Last year we made "Ghostly Clay" for every kid with essential oils and it was hit!) If you are interested in subscribing to Simply Earth's monthly essential oil recipe box, where you get cool recipes like this, please use my referral link here!
So, once we made all the packages there were a few of the cute shapes left over and I have had this card idea in my head for quite some time... I cut three pieces of card stock to cover the front of a card base (to make it look like Candy Corn!) and ran it through the Big Shot with the Scattered Sequins embossing folder. Add a little label stamped with some of the fun lettering from the kit, a bat, a strip of Black Glittered Organdy ribbon, and some splatters of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint- bam! Cutest Halloween card ever. And this is the add-on project that my Paper Pumpkin customers are getting this month! They love getting my happy mail...
Now the 3D project had me stumped this month, but then I remembered that we love luminarias at Christmas and this bag would look cute lit up. I also knew that the reflective BOO and the reflective piece behind the pumpkin would pick up some of the light... So I cut a strip of black cardstock to hold the back and bottom upright and here it-- a spooky luminaria. Looks even cooler in the dark...
Here's another look at both projects together! I really love Halloween! You can read a bit here about why I love it and see a few other projects I've made lately with Holiday Catalog products...
Make sure you keep hopping along.... There are so many fantastic ideas on this hop! True Paper Pumpkin rockstars!
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You CAN! Just subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and then you can pick up a FULL KIT for $18 or a refill (no stamps or ink) for just $9 in my store! Only subscribers can get previous kits or refills-- so don't delay! (And I heard October's kit is going to be a spicy colored fall kit! Woohoo!)
Welcome to another month of the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop! I cannot wait to see what everyone has made for this month's theme- which is Halloween!! I really love Halloween- I always have.
My mother was really into it-- she made my costume every year (generally she sewed it) and it was always amazing but the last year she made me a costume I was about 12 and it was a parrot. She made an entire cape of felt feathers that she sewed the detail into and then she made a parrot head. If I find the pics, I will post it on Instagram-- make sure you follow me there. Totally worth it.
So... on with the projects... (And don't forget that next week I am hopping with the A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop, and it's all Halloween too-- so come back for another dose of cuteness then.)
First up, my 3D project...
This holds one of those delicious Chocolate Covered Orange Marshmallow pumpkin things and is so adorable you probably don't want to open it. I wanted to utilize these ready made pillow boxes and make them "Halloweenee" (totally technical term, by the way). By adding the broom paper from the Toil & Trouble DSP and a hat cut out from that same DSP, I feel it softened the edge on Halloween. So did the watercolor penciled pup from Trick or Tweet. A small piece of the Black Glittered Organdy ribbon finishes it off nicely. I might hoard some of this ribbon. LOVE IT!
Now my card on the other hand, is a bit bright. But I really wanted to use the Halloween lightbulb from the Making Every Day Bright stamp set. The Happy Halloween sentiment is from Spooky Nights. And the star DSP is just too cute...
And have you seen the shine on that Black Foil paper? Holy moly. I really hope they keep this around in the new year, but for now, I am loving it!
I hope you loved my projects! Make sure to comment below and pin my projects to Pinterest! Also, if you love the Trick or Tweet stamp set, check out my class to go info below...
Now, make sure you keep hopping around! I am sure everyone has awesome projects to share!
I am offering a five treat package Trick or Tweet class (which includes the stamp set) for only $25 when you purchase my Craft Camp to Go (which is $45 and includes shipping). Want to see a sneak peek of all five projects?
The Craft Camp to Go is the virtual option of my live Craft Camp next month and it features the All is Bright DSP and Gold Foil-edged cards and envelopes for a stunning One Sheet Wonder set of 10 cards with an acetate card box. Check out the ticket here, but act fast because registration closes September 30th! Classes will ship out the week of October 8th.
And as always, I wish you...
Wasn't this month's kit awesome? I just love the bright colors and the touches of gold everywhere! Pam's projects were great right? Thank you for hopping along us this month, and every month!
So, the contents of June's Broadway Star Paper Pumpkin are shown below and by now, you probably know that it coordinates with the Broadway Bound suite from Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog. (I know it is supposed to be Broadway, but honestly, it looks more Vegas to me! lol!)
If you don't get Paper Pumpkin yet (crazy, I know) then check out this event where you can get a free card in the mail to try it out and join me live on Zoom, Sunday, July 8th at 7pm CST. I have limited space BUT would love to have you join me!!
For my card, I took inspiration from my side-line and friend Peggy, who did an "impossible card" out of this kit for a challenge in our group of demonstrators. I had wanted to learn how to make one, so I did.
And this is the project that all my subscribers will get in the mail this month! It uses a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inch piece of Lemon Lime Twist and 1/2 a black and white striped card, plus some of the accessories from the kit.
This view shows it flat, before it was twisted back. I will be doing a Facebook Live video today (Thursday, June 28th at 1pm CST) so tune in and check out how to make this! It's actually crazy easy! And once you make one template, then you are done!
This picture shows the view when it is folded in it's original shape. It's just three simple cuts (made easy with the Stampin' Up! trimmer and scorer).
This is another view so you can see all the pearls on the marquee board, plus the gold foil Hooray and the cute balloon stickers!!
For my 3D project I knew I wanted to use our adorable gold Striped Treat Bags and the Designer Series Paper from Broadway Bound suite which features gorgeous gold foil on every sheet! Just add some white heat embossing for the CONGRATS and a library clip to set it all off and we are golden! (See what I did there? Ha.)
I hope you have loved my projects this month. I appreciate your comments SO much! Make sure to leave a comment or subscribe to my newsletter! I would love to keep in touch.
Welcome to our summer edition of the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop! There are 12 of us hopping today, filling you with summer happiness, and beautiful projects to inspire you for the weeks ahead! Weren't Sue's projects just amazing?
For me, summer is filled with busyness- summer camps for Marianne, trips to see family, and lots of fun in the sun! This also means that I need easy, which is where Stampin' Up!'s fabulous kits come into play.
The Calligraphy Essentials kit is such a pretty kit, with supplies to make 16 cards plus tons of practice sheets for your brush lettering. There is also a beautiful stamp set that partners with the kit and can extend the life of the kit! Check out the kit cards below, with their beautiful envelopes! (And don't forget the iridescent SELF ADHESIVE sequins!) If you want to see the kit in action, check out my Facebook Live video here or this Instagram Hyperlapse video!
I have been using the stamp set and practicing my brush lettering all this month... These are cards that I made for two swaps (20 of each) so I think I am getting pretty good but I still need the stamp to guide me! (Sorry for the bad pictures on these...)
I was so excited to then use the stamp set in conjunction with the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper, which features this adorable SLOTH, who is smiling, of course!!
I embossed the lettering in our new Black Embossing Powder and then lightly used the Aqua Painter and Old Olive ink to give it some life.
Now, what's inside the vellum bag I made? A puzzle! Thank you to my friend and fellow demonstrator Miriam for the idea!
Made with the Animal Expedition DSP, Puzzle Pieces Thinlits, and the Animal Outing stamp set with the Black Embossing Powder! I mounted the DSP on Whisper White cardstock, heat embossed it, and then cut it out with thinlit!
Marianne is so excited to play with this puzzle! I hope you love these projects and I can't wait to see what Jenny has created! Keep hopping and please comment below! I love to hear your thoughts...
Manly Moments? Can you believe I am doing another masculine blog hop? I can't! LOL! These have been the hardest projects for me to design, but I think I'm getting it!!
I love the simplicity of this month's Paper Pumpkin-- it gives us the chance to dress it up or down, depending on our man! I wanted to make my husband a card that reminded him of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
We have been vacationing in Colorado since we were dating and one of our favorite pictures of all times hangs in our bedroom...
Nothing can quite capture the majesty of this photo but... I wanted Jonathan to know how much I love him, this Father's Day, and always. (P.S. He is doing well after his Adrenal Vein Sampling procedure last week. Now we are just waiting on the results to see if they need to remove on of his adrenal glands. Crazy stuff.)
I took out the water sticker and then added some stamped images from the Waterfront Stamp Set and used a ton of new colors. The sun and dappled sunlight are in the new color Mango Melody and the clouds are in Gray Granite. The trees I added to the bottom are in Mossy Meadow!
For my 3D project I wanted to take one of the pretty Mint Macaron envelopes (with the gorgeous wood lining) and make a bag from it. You just seal the envelope and trim one end off. Then you score the three other sealed edges at 3/4 inch. Then take the bottom flaps and glue them down with some glue dots.
I was excited to make a little gift bag for my father-in-law who is turning 70 this month!!! EEEEKKKK! (Luckily, he doesn't follow my blog so he won't see this project before I have a chance to give it to him...)
I used the inside of another envelope to make this cover piece and the Number framelits to cut out the silver-foil numbers! These are retiring, so if you want them- get them ASAP!
I hope you enjoyed my extra projects this month and make sure to keep hopping along to see what everyone else has made!
Teacher Appreciation is one of my favorite weeks! I have been the room parent more times than I can remember and it is honestly because I love Teacher Appreciation Week! What I have realized is that I love "purpose driven crafting." I love to have someone to make something for. It is much harder to motivate myself to craft, just to craft. #purposedrivencrafting
I love getting a list from my daughter's teacher of all the things he or she loves and then crafting daily themes that match those items! This year Mrs. Patel has been a saint of a teacher but could only be here 3 days this week-- so we showered her well those three days!
Monday- Thanks a Latte (with an iced latte delivered to morning assembly and the cute giftcard holder made from an envelope that I sealed and then cut the side off of)
Tuesday- Let's Taco 'Bout How Awesome You Are (with Torchy's taco lunch delivered and a giftcard to Matt's El Rancho inside a cute magnetic bookmark we found at the Austin Public Library Store, plus a cute printable!)
Wednesday- Thanks for Helping Us Bloom (her favorite flowers, lilies and yellow roses, in a mason jar with a cute tag that I made with SU supplies and the Rhonna app.)
If you want more ideas, you should check out my Pinterest board "Kool Kids" which has everything from fun crafts to do with kids to TONS of Teacher Appreciation gift ideas!
Thank you for hopping over to my blog from Dena's! Weren't her projects amazing? So, this month's kit was exactly my style and I loved it so much I wasn't sure I could cut it up or do something different... You Are My Anchor is probably my favorite kit ever!
Look at all that you got with this one! So much fun stuff with lots of extra pieces!
The minute I saw those boxes I knew that they would hold a cookie. And guess what? They do! Three stroopwafels to be exact! Won't this make a terrific treat for teacher appreciation week next week?? I just added two holes to the side to make the rope drawer pull (thanks Michelle Brownstein for the idea), laid down a 3.5" x 3.5" piece of parchment paper on the bottom to protect the box from the cookies, and taped a card to the top to make it an "all in one" gift and card!
Now for my other project I knew I wanted to take the envelopes and make a mini-album. I found these cute old photos of Marianne from when we lived in Charleston and thought this would be a sweet Father's Day card/gift for my husband. Scroll through the slideshow to see the cute inner pages!
It is easy to make, you just add some Tear n Tape to the envelope flaps and layer them together. (Like my anchor pants? I had to get in the mood for this kit!)
Make sure you keep hopping right along! I am #12, so next up is Lori Mueller! I can't wait to see what she has whipped up!
And don't forget that this month, if you don't already subscribe, you can get half off your kit by using the phrase SAVEFIFTY0418. (Plus, if you pick me as your demonstrator, I send you a monthly add-on project. Who doesn't love happy mail?)
Wife, mom, and higher ed consultant who loves to craft in my spare time... Wanting to balance it all!
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