I knew that I wanted to feature the succulent paper from the new Painted Seasons (which you can get for FREE with a qualifying order right now)!
Welcome to another month of awesome Paper Pumpkin creativity! I am so excited to be hopping this month with this great line-up of crafty men and women. This month's kit was so pretty that I didn't want to cut any of the pieces up...
The contents are awesome and make nine full sized cards! But the star of the show is the stamp set!!!! I couldn't wait to create with it... And since I didn't want to cut the card fronts apart...
I knew that I wanted to feature the succulent paper from the new Painted Seasons (which you can get for FREE with a qualifying order right now)!
This allowed me to highlight some of the lesser colors in the Paper Pumpkin kit (Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist). So... here are the two projects this month from me...
I was excited to take one of our notecards and then punch a small piece of the succulent paper from the kit... I then heat embossed the sentiment in white and added a touch of the Reversible Ribbon in Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green. Coordinates pretty well I think!
But this tea bag holder is my favorite! It takes just one 6x6 piece of DSP folded to make two pockets for two tea bags (or chocolates)! I took the stamp and cut it (gasp!) so that I could stamp "Life is tough" inside the teacup and then the "but so are you" on a piece punched with the Classic Label Punch and then trimmed...
If you don't subscribe already, then you should by March 10th! This next month features not one, but TWO stamp sets, to celebrate Paper Pumpkin's 6th birthday! It will make EIGHT full sized cards and is said to have an element that will "pop"-- plus gorgeous colors of Basic Black, Bemuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade! Subscribe here!
Please make sure to comment below and let me know if you love my projects! Also... keep hopping along to see what everyone has created! This is a first-class group of creatives!
Welcome to my blog! I am excited you are hopping with us this month as we explore alternative projects with January's Be Mine Valentine kit! Thanks for coming over from Tiffany's blog and make sure to keep hopping. Feel free to pin our projects and leave comments so we feel the LOVE too!
This month's kit was adorable and perfectly timed as we always need cute treats for my daughter's class. No ugly store bought Valentine's for us-- she loves making and giving Paper Pumpkin Valentine's each year! But this kit had tons of extras so I had fun playing with them...
First up was my card... I knew the minute I saw the kangaroo that I wanted to tuck that heart into her pouch to welcome a new baby! So I used my Paper Trimmer to make a small slit, tucked the heart in with a bit of Snail adhesive, and then mounted her on a wobble spring so she jumps-- just like a real kangaroo! (See below for a link to get your own wobble springs.) Check out my Instagram here to see a video of the Kangaroo in action!
I tired to keep the card monochromatic so I flipped the Pool Party scalloped circle over and stamped the sentiment welcoming a new baby from the coordinating stamp set Animal Outing. A touch of that gorgeous Leaf Ribbon and this notecard is good to go! Well, plus a little stamping on the envelope....
Now treat packaging is extra challenging when the kit is treat packaging... But I wanted to try my hand at a slider container- so I trimmed the top and bottom curved portions off of a pillow box and then Snailed it on two sides to make a flat pouch. (I also bone folded the bottom and top creases to make it not so noticeable.) I punched a hole through the open end and then ran some White Classic Weave ribbon through it. Then I tucked my flat treat in there (mine was Target Dollar Spot Sticky Sand but a small Hershey's bar would fit nice too or a tea bag). Then I tied a knot at the top and voila-- slider package!
Plus, my favorite sentiment from the whole set-- I am a child of the 1990's! And another Pool Party piece from the kit flipped to the white side and stamped on. Plus two of those ADORABLE enamel hearts!
Again, many thanks for stopping by! Please keep hopping through all of us-- what a wonderful set of creators this month! So much inspiration!
Wishing you happy crafting,
P.S. Get your own wobble springs here:
Welcome to our first blog hop of 2019! We always start the year off with an ode to Valentine's day and this year is no different. I do appreciate that we made this one "all about love" since Valentine's Day isn't my favorite holiday. I know... shocking. I am teaching a class at the Senior Center this Friday and they don't want to make Valentine's either... so I needed a simple project to take to them that expresses love but isn't Valentine's specific. I felt this One Sheet Wonder was just the ticket...
The card is made from a sheet that is 12 x 5 1/2 inches. It is scored on the long side at 4 1/4 and 8 1/4. The front panel is 2 3/4 by 3 3/4 for the Whisper White piece and 3 by 4 for the Lovely Lipstick piece. I used a scrap from the next project to make the flap piece on the envelope. (There is also an inside panel that I stamped pretty basically but it adds some bulk to the inside.) I love the Incredible Like You stamp set-- the sentiments are amazing, the fonts are pretty (love a good mixed font) and I love the two step stamping with the flower!
The project this month is a 2, 4, 6, 8, bag-- where you take the remaining piece of DSP and trim the long side to 9 1/2 inches. Score at 2, 4, 6, and 8 inches. Score at 2 inches from the bottom and then cut out the bottom right corner. I used the Strong & Beautiful stamp set to stamp the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick. I really love that sentiment. And the All My Love Ribbon pack is so nice.... It finishes off the project just right!
Here is another view that really highlights how pretty this DSP is. Even for a Valentine's grump like me-- it's so pretty. The Balmy Blue and Soft Sea Foam add such a nice touch to the neutral crumb cake and bright pinks!
Hope you loved these projects! I can't wait to see what Cheryl had in store for us-- so keep hopping!!
It has been a quiet couple of weeks here from me as we wind the year down and enjoy family time. I hope that you have enjoyed your holidays and that 2019 is a happy and healthy one for you and your loved ones!
I want to highlight some of my favorite blog posts from this past year! These 10 posts should inspire you to bust out those supplies this week and hopefully get you warmed up for Sale-a-bration and the new spring Occasions Catalog coming Thursday!!
10. One Sheet Wonder for Foil-Edged Notecards (still available!)
9. Memories & More Card Kit
8. Calligraphy Essentials Kit (including a hyperlapse video!)
7. Global Design Project Challenge Card
6. Central Texas Stamp Camp (doing it again March 2nd)
5. Framed Art Piece
4. Decorating Small Coffee Cups as Treats
3. Masculine Projects Rooted in Nature
2. Stamparatus Hinge Step Technique Video
1. Ft. Worth OnStage Recap with some great projects!
On Thursday, January 3rd you will have the chance to purchase from the new Spring Occasions Catalog AND get FREE Sale-a-bration item for every $50 you spend! This is a great time to get your pre-paid Paper Pumpkin subscription (BTW)!
Sale-a-bration is also a wonderful time to host a party! You can earn $25 extra on top of your normal party earnings when your party reaches $250. I would love to help you host a successful event-- so contact me for the few open dates I have this spring!
And finally, the last way to make the most out of Sale-a-bration is to join my team! When you purchase the starter kit you get $175 worth of product for only $99!! That's insane! Now, if you love the look of the Craft & Carry Tote below (I love mine!) then you can add that for just $30.
Wishing you a happy and crafty 2019!
I just realized that I have made a TON of Christmas cards this fall (with a few more coming next week) and haven't shared them on the blog... So, maybe you have a bit of extra time this weekend and want to craft? Need some inspiration? Check out my recent creations below...
As always, I am so thankful for your comments, your pins, your friendship, your business... You are the reason that I can stay home with my daughter and really enjoy these years!
Happy crafting and Happy Thanksgiving,
P.S. Don't forget the Online Extravaganza Sale this weekend! It's pretty awesome and it spans six days with three different sets of items on sale (Paper, Stamps, and Ink)!
Thank you for hopping over here from Kimberley's blog! And welcome to another edition, which really has gathered us a friends of a feather-- that stick together! What a great kit this month, right?
I was super excited to play with this kit on my upcoming trip to Albuquerque! Little did I know that the kit would contain everything I needed to get me in the mood for the southwest!
Before I left town I already knew that I wanted to make an extra special gift for my Paper Pumpkin subscribers so I found these fun mason jar lids on Amazon so that everyone can put their twine from their recent kits in a mason jar and keep them handy and organized! These will be sent out with a note of thanks for being a loyal subscriber next week to all of my subscribers!
Now my alternate card took a bit more work and puzzling once I was here in ABQ. I went ahead and did my Tuesday at 2pm Facebook Live video from the hotel to showcase how easy it is to travel with your Paper Pumpkins (how many of you do that?).
I knew that the two leaf patterns reminded me of angel wings but I wasn't quite sure how to make this happen. I saw that a heart cut out might make the body of the angel and a sequin might be a good gold halo.... So working with my limited supplies here in the hotel I came up with this!!
I hope everyone sees the angel... And I thought the use of the inside of an envelope was genius since I hadn't thought to bring any coordinating color cardstock with me on the trip.
I hope you love this kit as much as I do!! I know I will be making all sorts of creative cards from the leftovers from this kit and donating some feathers to my daughters 4th grade class for their Native American projects this month... So cool! Keep hopping along to see the other awesome alternative projects...
And if you want your special mason jar lid, plus monthly add on projects-- then subscribe to Paper Pumpkin with me by October 31st and get the November Christmas card kit!
I was so excited to tackle a One Sheet Wonder (OSW) all by myself. A friend and I were planning a one day Stamp Camp and when the project we planned fell through, I thought it would be fun to give everyone a package of the Foil Edged Notecards and half a package of the All is Bright DSP to make a One Sheet Wonder. Then I realized that all the current OSW templates floating out there on Pinterest are sized for regular cards- not ones that have an edge like this...
Necessity is the mother of invention so I made my own. Below is the diagram to follow as you make your cuts. Start down the left hand side of measurements and then make sure, as you cut, that you lay it out just like this so you can match the pieces to each card. (Maybe practice on a piece of 12x12 Designer Series Paper that you don't like as much?)
I used a variety of stamp sets with this OSW because we were doing an all day stamp camp, so we had 11 stations set up for them to stamp and make all day long! Here are close ups of each card and the cute acetate card box to hold them all.
If you would like to download and print the full sheet with instructions--
here you go-- hope this helps!
If you would like to watch me MAKE the project-- you can view a Facebook Live that I did a few weeks ago here!
I hope you love this project-- please let me know by leaving a comment below or joining my mailing list!!
Welcome to our Stampin' Friends Blog Hop! We are so happy you are here and joining us for this fall, thankful, Thanksgiving edition. You will most likely see a wide variety of projects from us all since we are spread out all over the globe and fall looks very different in each part of the world. You came here from Jenny's blog but make sure you keep clicking through to the next so you can see everyone's terrific designs!
I was so inspired by Stampin' Up!'s Country Lane Designer Series Paper-- I have loved playing with it this fall and knew I wanted to make a simple card featuring the cotton blossoms-- which we see a lot of here in Texas!
Adding in the woodgrain and the cable knit textures to this card, with a touch of the Galvanized Metal paper, the Galvanized clip, and the Braided Linen trim just finished it off! Plus this card uses three of my favorite warm fall colors- Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake, and Early Espresso. And it is super freezing and rainy here-- so this card really warms my heart!
Now for my 3D project I knew I had to make one of my cute espresso cups. These are super popular at craft fairs and I always get asked how to make them. So here are some step by step directions and then scroll down for the finished product!
I love how I can put a K cup in there, candy, or both! These make super sweet teacher gifts-- in fact I have a private class scheduled in December to make some with a few other moms! Ask me about scheduling a private class for you and your friends!
Today at 2pm (Thursday, October 18th) I will go live on my Facebook page to show you how to make one... Come join us or catch the replay!
Again, thanks for checking out my project and make sure to keep hopping so you can get inspired this fall!
If you are interested in the cute coffee cups, I have posted a link below!
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!
Did you miss out on the September kit and wish you could get it?
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...
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