Thanks for hopping over here from Andrea's blog! I just love her and her projects-- always! I was so excited for this month's kit as I hoped that I could use some for Halloween (just a quiet event on our street this year) and some for our Thanksgiving tablescape! They will make cute placecards!
I don't really love lots of tiny things but the treat packages are adorable and the cats-- eeeeekkk! I had a black cat for a few years in college and law school (Stormy). She was the best!! Then my friend Bobbiejean took her after I got married to Jonathan (who is allergic to cats...)
Normally I do a card and 3D project but when we get a bunch of 3D projects I usually showcase two cards and I really love these! The first one features the pieces of paper that remind me of the Spanish banners... papel picado. And the small buffalo check diamonds from the cracker boxes!
And the second card was fun to make. I traced a circle from a die set and then just used a million glue dots to glue down all the colored leaves. I did trim the one stitched rectangle down to put behind the Give Thanks banner.
I hope you loved these projects-- keep hopping along! And if you want to see my make the first card live-- check out my Facebook live here! Follow my Facebook page-- I go live every Wednesday!!
Thanks for hopping over here from Barbara's blog! She always does great work! Honestly, nothing gets me more excited than the arrival of fall. I absolutely love everything about the fall and the fact that it leads to my birthday, Christmas, our anniversary, my husband's birthday, and my daughter's birthday (my six favorite weeks of the year)-- well that just means that the arrival of fall is super celebrated over here.
I love all of the traditional fall things- pumpkins, football, pumpkin bread, Pumpkin Spice Latte, candles, decorations, and I always love all the fall items that Stampin' Up! sells. This year is no different. And once I saw this Pumpkin Spice hot cocoa at Target, I knew exactly what I wanted to do! BTW-- it's delicious! It's like a spicier version of Mexican Hot Chocolate!
I used the sentiment from the Love of Leaves stamp set, the Apple Builder Punch, and the beautiful Plaid Tidings paper, plus the ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Combo Ribbon Pack and the Painted Label Dies.
I hope you love this card that I designed with the Gilded Autumn paper and the Love of Leaves stamp set and dies! This fall Love of Leaves has been a favorite bundle of mine. There is so much subtle detailing with all the stitching around the leaves. And the sentiments-- I just love them. Hope is all I've got right now....
Don't forget to keep hopping along to see everyone's fantastic projects! Steph is up next and she always has great projects!
And if you like these projects then RSVP for my Love of Leaves October Monthly Class, Sunday, September 27 from 2-4pm Central. We do the class on Zoom and it is so fun! It is FREE with a $35 order on this hostess code (HJ24DSTX) by Monday, September 20th or with a $15 flat fee.
This months kit is perfect for some of the men in your life that need appreciation-- teachers, coaches, husband, even a kid! Check out my Weekly Wednesday Facebook Live where I make all three cards live- making the shaker card is actually easier than you think!
The supplies in this kit are so great, but I really love the stamp set. The Distinktive stamp is amazing!! So that's where I got my inspiration...
First, I made seven of these notecards for my Girl Scout Troop of Cadettes who are really close to earning their Bronze Award. Once they do, they will each get a custom card from me! And it was easy to make. I used 1/4 of a card base as the DSP and some Bronze Foil paper that I die cut the circle from the Tasteful Textures dies. They have persisted through a pandemic to work on their goal of educating younger Girl Scouts about the how to "Leave No Trace."
Now, the sentiment, "This calls for a celebration" is perfect for right now-- because next week my troop will be bridging to Cadette. I used Gold embossing powder with a vintage stamp set and six colors of ink watercolored on to a piece of shimmery white cardstock (Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Pacific Point, and Gorgeous Grape)! We were supposed to be bridging in Savannah but I am hopeful that we can go next summer. Hopefully, I can lavish a bit on them at bridging and they will feel the love!
Marianne saw it and said "It's awesome! You think of EVERYTHING!"
Here's hoping you have someone great in your life to celebrate-- so keep hopping to see all the fantastic projects!
Thanks for hopping over here from Monika Davis' blog! What an amazing value this month in our Paper Pumpkin kit. And I really loved playing with the add on kit!
It's always fun to see what your favorite part of the kit was. Mine? Tough call between the vellum mason jars and the jelly star stickers, but I would have to say the stickers!!
We are using the kit to send an invitation to our Girl Scout Troop to their bridging ceremony to Cadettes, but it will be virtual so each girl will get a cute lantern and card. HINT: Reinforce the backside of the firework cutout in the bag with some vellum. That way it doesn't tear easily.
But, I wanted to try my hand at a little slider card wondered if I could use the bag as a mask for Versamark ink (and still use the bag). The answer is YES! I used a sponge to daub the Versamark on, then slide the Coastal Cabana insert out and put Gold Embossing powder on it. I then sealed the sides of the bag and the back flap down so that it made for a smoother card.
And for my card, I knew I wanted to use the Jar punch-- little did I know that the Whale Done Sequins would be what matched best for the filler (minus the pink shell sequins). I added a tiny strip of wood DSP from Tasteful Textures paper to ground the jar on something and of course, a firefly inside. I just mounted one of the included notecards onto a Thick Whisper White base to finish the card off. (Gross side note, but as a kid I would catch the lightening bugs and smush their butts to make glow paint on my arms. Disgusting right?)
And finally, I must know... Fireflies or lightening bugs? (My dad was from Oklahoma and we lived in Central Texas, so it was lightening bugs for me!)
It's always fun to see these alternative projects... Keep hopping along and please leave me a comment! Let me know what you are most excited about in the coming months of Paper Pumpkin! I want to hear from you.
What is a "Share"? A Share is a sampling of new designer papers, ribbons, or embellishments from Stampin’ Up! It allows you to see, feel, and use these items before buying full packs of your favorites! When you reserve a share with me, I order all of the new items from the latest Stampin’ Up! catalog, cut it up, package it, label it, and reship it to you so that you can have a piece of everything new in the catalog.
If you want it ALL-- you can get all four product shares for just $84 (that includes FREE Priority Shipping!!)
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$31: 54 pieces of NEW 6×12 Designer Papers includes:
Specialty Designer Papers
$27: 21 pieces of Specialty Papers includes:
$14: Ribbon: (2 yards of each ribbon other than 1 yard of thick argyle ribbon:
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After seeing all of these fun goodies-- who's excited for the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog???
Anything goes? We have had this blog hop for years and we all really wanted a month where we could showcase ANYTHING! I am super excited to showcase my July product based class-- featuring the super amazing Cute Fruit Stamp Set and In Color Markers! I made a fun notecard holder for the set of four notecards tonight on Facebook live. If you want to watch the replay you can on YouTube!
I used one piece of Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper with NO ADHESIVE. It requires just one piece of 12 by 12 paper and a score board or Paper Trimmer/Scorer.
Here is the diagram with measurements so you can make your own!
And here is one of the adorable notecards! I love this stamp set and the bright colors-- the new In Colors are amazing!
Don't forget to keep hopping along! My Stampin' Friends have all sorts of fun things planned this month-- this is a hop where really the only limit is our creativity!
P.S. And if you want this Cute Fruit Product Based Class-- it's just $40 shipped to you! Email me your RSVP by July 28th and I will invoice you!
We has so much fun last month with my virtual Monthly Class! I shipped everyone a packet to make three cards and a cute Mini Paper Pumpkin Box! (I still have one packet left, BTW! It's just $15 or free with a $35 order!)
This card wasn't one of the ones we made but it was a great way to showcase the large Memories and More cards Because you can get the full six inches of DSP to showcase down the card.
This also wasn't one of the cards but I wanted to show off how to make a shaker card! Those sequins are so cute!
This also wasn't a card in the class, but one that I made on Facebook Live. Such a fun fold and actually quite easy! Don't miss my Facebook Lives-- every Wednesday at 7pm!
Now this card made of a vellum base is part of the class and it's gorgeous!
This card features the embossing folder and inking it first and then running it through the embossing machine!
This is the final card in the kit and super cute! I love seeing the vellum embossed!
Hope you love this suite as much as I do!!
I was super excited when Stefanie, the Crafty Medic, invited some of us Stampin' Leaders to participate in her Pride 202 blog hop with her! I love using my art for a good cause and this is a great one. Growing up, one of my mom's best friends was gay so I learned to accept difference from a very young age. Uncle Edward will always have a special place in my heart...
Now, as an adult I continue to surround myself with people who understand that love is love. So, my card says, "Be You" (because everyone else is already taken, right?)
And unbelievably, I made my first Double Z Fold card- ever. I have been a demonstrator 7 year but this is a first. And I love it! I used the rainbow paper from Playing with patterns DSP and the stamp set Free as a Bird for the sentiment. The hearts are from Pattern Play and the sequins are from Artistry Blooms.
Because, the world needs more of you. Not less. Don't hide.
Hope you loved this card! Make sure to keep hopping along with us to show our love and solidarity.
P.S. I am really close to a big sales milestone, so if you wanted to purchase one of the items featured on my blog, maybe consider using my hostess code for the month? You will get a free pack of the new Square Vellum Doilies just for ordering! Hostess code: PQDYP4P9
Welcome to my blog! This box was amazing and I knew I would use the mini Paper Pumpkin boxes from the get go... I will be sending one to every one of my Paper Pumpkin subscribers!
I used a piece of the Playing with Patterns DSP to cover the top and one of the Black and White polka dotted stickers to cover the top. I wrapped the box with the new 1/2 inch Whisper White Faux Linen Ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo pack. It ties beautiful bows!
I made this notecard to welcome my newest subscribers!! (Since the pineapple is the symbol for hospitality and welcoming!)
This notecard was covered with the Playing with Patterns DSP that looks like a sunset, right? The notecards fit perfectly in the mini Paper Pumpkin boxes!
I did a little shopping on Amazon for yellow things to make the boxes super cheery! Trident gum, lemonade packets, Starbursts, yellow bandanas, face mask, and EOS lip balm.
Here are all the projects together! I really love them and I know the recipients will love them too! Make sure to comment below and let me know what yellow items you are going to include in your Box of Sunshine!
And don't forget to keep hopping along!
I am so excited to host an In Color Club this year! The new in colors this year are so pretty that I knew I wanted to find a way for you to get a little bit of every in color in an affordable way!
Check out how they compare to some of our current colors above- Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Magenta Madness, Cinnamon Cider, and Bumble Bee!
For only $28 per month (with a 5 month commitment) you will get each month:
-Roll of In Color ribbon
- 20 in color enamel dots
- 2 Memories and More cards and envelopes
- 8 sheets of In Color DSP (6x6)
- InColor marker
- In Color ink pad
- 6 sheets of In Color cardstock
Plus, you will get 1/2 pack of the Flowers for Every Season Memories and More Card Pack plus 2 cards designed for you
every month and sent in a PDF!
Below is a photo showcasing just a small portion of what you will receive! It really is a phenomenal deal!
In order to get in on this deal you need to reserve your place here by emailing me by Sunday, June 7th! I will bill on the 10th of the month through PayPal and ship on the 12th! If you choose shipping it will be $36 total each month or porch pickup is just $28!
Please know that this is a 5 month commitment! But well worth it!
Wife, mom, and higher ed consultant who loves to craft in my spare time... Wanting to balance it all!
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