Thursday, April 12, 2018

Thursday Treasure: Stampin' Up! OnStage Swaps!


March 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit "May Good Things Grow" Images©Stampin' Up!


Images©Stampin' Up

March 2018 is Paper Pumpkin’s 5th anniversary, and along with celebrating five amazing years of creating and sharing together,  they also found a way to say thank you to their friends with an amazing March kit which includes a fantastic, FREE gift—a pack of beautiful wood embellishments.
Because this is such a special anniversary for Paper Pumpkin, a lot of love went into creating this kit, and they hope you’re as crazy about it as they are. Its vintage floral design with seed packet envelopes is a first for Stampin’ Up! and they have to say—the Paper Pumpkin team just about fell out of their chairs when they first saw it. It’s uniquely beautiful, collectible, and almost sure to go down in Paper Pumpkin history as an all-time customer favorite!



While I was watching the video and going through my kit I fell in love with all of the super cute materials; however, I was also inspired with some great alternative projects. Below is my first alternative using the stamp set.  

Images©Stampin' Up
Card measurements: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Materials Used:
March 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit Stamp Set
Thick Whisper White Cardstock 140272
Whisper White Cardstock 100730
Rose Red Cardstock 102544
Regal Stampin Write Markers 131262
Subtles Stampin Write Markers 131263
Snail Adhesive 104332

Instructions:
Cut thick whisper white cardstock 4 1/4" x 11", score @ 5 1/2"
Cut rose red cardstock 4 1/8" x 5 5/16"
Cut whisper white cardstock 4" x 51/4"

Using the wild wasabi stampin write markers to ink up leaf image. Once finished stamp image according to your design pattern. Next use rose red stampin write marker to ink up floral image stamp. Let your creativity flow and stamp floral image according to your taste.  *When creating your own background there is no wrong or right way*. The best way is to let your creativity spirit be your inspiration. 

Once all the stamping is complete use the snail adhesive and attach your background layer to the rose red cardstock. Next attached everything to your card base. Next using the rose red ink stamp your sentiment on the top layer. Voila your super quick and easy alternative  is complete.  You can create a matching envelope for that little something extra. Now this project is ready for that someone special.

Just think it only took about an hour to create this super cute alternative. If you feel this something you would like to do, check out the subscribe now link below. I guarantee you will love being a paper pumpkin subscriber.



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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Stampin' Up Local OnStage Swaps featuring "Truly Tailored"

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What is OnStage?

Love it. Live it. Share it

Each year Stampin' Up holds this awesome stamping party.  At OnStage, you’ll have the time of your life crafting with fellow demonstrators, connecting with the home office, and seeing brand new products before anyone else. Last year I attended the Onstage Local in Shreveport and it was a blast. I met lots of new demonstrators and had the opportunity to learn new techniques. Throughout the convention there are several prize patrols and you get lots of free goodies; and who doesn't like free stuff! This year the Onstage Local will be held in Fort Worth, Texas.  

All demonstrators are encouraged to participate in the swap activities. What is a swap? Handmade and heartfelt creations that you make and exchange with other demonstrators. The swaps are basically samples  that you can use as creative inspiration.  Just another great perk of being a part of the Stampin' Up family.

This year I decided to feature products from the True Gentleman Suite. This suite can be found in the Occasions catalog. I really loved using this suite to make these cute masculine  cards. 


True Gentleman
Images©Stampin' Up
As you can see I created  four designs using the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper and cardstock pack. This is a very easy card to make.  I  really missed putting some type of embellishment but most guys don't like all that bling.


Images©Stampin' Up
Card measurements: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Materials Used:
True Gentleman Cardstock Pack 145595
True Gentleman Designer Series Paper 145593
Truly Tailored Stamp Set 145735
Very Vanilla Cardstock 101650
Crumb Cake Ink Pad 126975
Night of Navy Ink Pad 126970
Tranquil Tide Ink Pad 144085
Crushed Curry Ink Pad 131173
Everyday Label Punch 144668
Snail Adhesive 104332
Dimensionals 104430

Instructions:
Card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Designer Series Paper: 4" x 5 1/4"

  1. Cut colored cardstock to create your card base. 
  2. Cut the DSP of your choice.
  3. Create the sentiment label using the everyday label punch. Punch an even amount of labels using the colored cardstock and very vanilla cardstock. 
  4.  Create the sentiment label using the picture as your guide. 
  5.  Attach designer series paper (dsp) to card base using the snail adhesive. 
  6. Attach the sentiment label using dimensionals.
Quick and simple card! Just think of all the special guys in your life that would love receiving this card.

You can still purchase the True Gentleman Suite from the Ocassions Catalog until May 31, 2018. Spend a minimum of $35.00 in my online store and using the HOST CODE: KWQY6NQN  to receive one of the free items listed below. Just a special thank you gift from me!

True Gentleman Buttons
Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon
                              










Don't miss next Thursday's Treasure "OnStage Swaps"!


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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Thursday Treasure: March 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit and Alternative


March 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit "May Good Things Grow" Images©Stampin' Up!


Images©Stampin' Up

March 2018 is Paper Pumpkin’s 5th anniversary, and along with celebrating five amazing years of creating and sharing together,  they also found a way to say thank you to their friends with an amazing March kit which includes a fantastic, FREE gift—a pack of beautiful wood embellishments.
Because this is such a special anniversary for Paper Pumpkin, a lot of love went into creating this kit, and they hope you’re as crazy about it as they are. Its vintage floral design with seed packet envelopes is a first for Stampin’ Up! and they have to say—the Paper Pumpkin team just about fell out of their chairs when they first saw it. It’s uniquely beautiful, collectible, and almost sure to go down in Paper Pumpkin history as an all-time customer favorite!


While I was watching the video and going through my kit I fell in love with all of the super cute materials; however, I was also inspired with some great alternative projects. Below is my first alternative using the stamp set.  

Images©Stampin' Up
Card measurements: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Materials Used:
March 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit Stamp Set
Thick Whisper White Cardstock 140272
Whisper White Cardstock 100730
Rose Red Cardstock 102544
Regal Stampin Write Markers 131262
Subtles Stampin Write Markers 131263
Snail Adhesive 104332

Instructions:
Cut thick whisper white cardstock 4 1/4" x 11", score @ 5 1/2"
Cut rose red cardstock 4 1/8" x 5 5/16"
Cut whisper white cardstock 4" x 51/4"

Using the wild wasabi stampin write markers to ink up leaf image. Once finished stamp image according to your design pattern. Next use rose red stampin write marker to ink up floral image stamp. Let your creativity flow and stamp floral image according to your taste.  *When creating your own background there is no wrong or right way*. The best way is to let your creativity spirit be your inspiration. 

Once all the stamping is complete use the snail adhesive and attach your background layer to the rose red cardstock. Next attached everything to your card base. Next using the rose red ink stamp your sentiment on the top layer. Voila your super quick and easy alternative  is complete.  You can create a matching envelope for that little something extra. Now this project is ready for that someone special.

Just think it only took about an hour to create this super cute alternative. If you feel this something you would like to do, check out the subscribe now link below. I guarantee you will love being a paper pumpkin subscriber.



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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Thursday Treasure-Triple Time Technique featuring Stampin Up! Sale-a-bration "Beautiful Peacock" Stamp Set.

Stampin' Up Sale-a-bration "Beautiful Peacock"

I created the card below for our team's monthly swaps and I thought it would be a great idea to feature the triple time stamping technique.  I have used this center aligned technique in the past but the inspiration for this design came from Tami White.  I really enjoyed how the layers turned out using this design and I will definitely create other cards. I have included a PDF with all of the measurements and step-by-step instructions.



Images©Stampin' Up!

Supplies
Images©Stampin' Up!


Card measurements: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Supplies:
Eastern Beauty Stamp Set 143675
Old Olive Cardstock 100702
Whisper White Cardstock 100730
Old Olive Ink Pad 126953
Peekaboo Peach Ink Pad 141398
Glitter Enamel Dots 144200
Snail Adhesive 104332
Dimensionals 104430

Beautiful Peacock Stamp Set (free with $50.00 purchase)

There's still time to get this super cute free Sale-a-bration stamp set, " Beautiful Peacock.  Place a minimum order of $50 in my online store by March 31st and you can choose this stamp set as a free Sale-a-bration gift. 

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Paper Pumpkin Divas Wanted!

Paper Pumpkin Divas Wanted!

Now is the perfect time to become a Paper Pumpkin Divas. Because right now Stampin' Up is offering new subscribers 50% off their first 2 months with their Creativity Starts with Paper Pumpkin promotion when they sign up by May 10. You will get an amazing subscription price for two straight months!  Now that's a great deal!
Fine Details
Promotion is for new subscribers only
Offer is available March 11–May 10, 2018
Offer runs for 2 months
Use code SAVEFIFTY0418 at checkout
Discount is applied to one kit per month for the first two month of a new subscription.
   How it works: A new customer can subscribe during April’s subscription period from March 11–April 10 or May’s subscription period from April 11–May 10 and receive the discount. If a new customer subscribes during April’s subscription period they will receive 50% off their subscription when billed in April and May. If a new subscriber subscribes during May’s subscription period they will receive 50% off their subscription when billed in May and June. If a customer suspends during their 2-month discount period, they will receive their discount during the first 2 months in which they reactivate.
Does not apply to prepaid codes.
Want paper-crafting without the hassle? Stampin’ Up! has a fun, easy solution, and it’s called Paper Pumpkin—a fantastic, monthly subscription service which delivers pre-designed, precut  paper-crafting projects straight to your doorstep.

Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin!

Choose me as your demonstrator and I will send you the link to join our
Facebook Group: Paper Pumpkin Divas!

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Thursday Treasures: The Joys of Stampin Up's Paper Pumpkin

The Joys of Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin Images©Stampin' Up!

This week's Thursday treasure is all about Paper Pumpkin. Last week I attended a conference and that required a hotel stay. Hotel rooms can be so boring and I figured this would be a great opportunity to get caught up on my kits. I decided to take December's kit, January's kit, and February's kit. I had an awesome time creating each kit. In each kit I customized the envelope to give them that little something extra.  I normally make alternatives to share the versatility of the kit and I chose the January kit for my alternative.  

December 2017 "Flora& Flutter"
February 2018 "Wildflower Wishes"

 January's Alternative
January 2018 "Heartfelt Love Notes"
I will use this alternative when leaving tips or just a special way to say "Thank you"!

Supplies:
December 2018 "Flora & Flutter" Paper Pumpkin Kit
January 2018 "Heartfelt Love Notes" Paper Pumpkin Kit
February 2018 "Wildflower Wishes" Paper Pumpkin Kit
April 2016 "All About Everything" Stamp Set

Additional Supplies:
More Than Chocolate Stamp Set - 143689
Block D - 118485
Block C - 118486
Block B - 117147
Paper Snips - 103579

Each kit comes with all the materials, ink and instructions. If you're a first time subscriber you will also receive a free stamping block (D). 

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This month is Paper Pumpkin’s 5th anniversary and they are kicking it off with a truly exciting campaign. Not only are they celebrating five years of creating and sharing together, but they also want to say thank you to all of their demonstrators and customers who have helped them reach this great milestone. And what better way to do that than with a March kit which includes a fantastic, FREE gift and a specially designed, one-of-a-kind box? This kit is gorgeous, collectible, and is almost sure to go down in Paper Pumpkin history as an  all-time customer favorite! #paperpumpkin5
Promotion Details:
  • The free gift complements the kit but is not needed to complete the kit.
  • The free gift is exclusive to the March Paper Pumpkin kit and cannot be found anywhere else.
  • The free gift is a crafting product with a wide range of use that can be used on a variety of paper crafting projects.
Also remember if you purchase a 3 month prepaid subscription during Sale-a-bration you will receive free Sale-a-bration products. Subscribe through my online store and use March Host Code: GUAJS4KW for additional free gift from me!

Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to become a paper pumpkin subscriber.
Why? Sale-A-Bration is the one time during the year you can get FREE Stampin’ Up! products when you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by March 10th. In this promotion everyone benefits, new, existing, loyal and even canceled subscribers can earn these great rewards.


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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Stampin' Up "Happy Birthday Gorgeous"

Stampin' Up "Happy Birthday Gorgeous

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Happy Birthday Gorgeous PDF
Team challenge theme: Birthday
One of the great things about being part of a team are the challenges. I Cased this cute birthday card from Stampin' Up's annual catalog. In this card I featured the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous" stamp set. The card and envelope is just another free item you can get for spending $50 in my online store during Stampin' Up's Sale-a-bration!

Card Measurements: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Supplies:
Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set 143662
Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock 144245
Calypso Coral Cardstock 122925
Pool Party Cardstock 122924
Whisper White Cardstock 100730
Pool Party Ink Pad 126982
Calypso Coral Ink Pad 126983
Lemon Lime Twist Ink Pad  144086
Daffodil Delight Ink Pad 119683
Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon 144135
Balloon Bouquet Punch 140609
Triple Banner Punch 138292
Classic Label Punch 141491
Snail Adhesive 104332
Dimensionals 104430
Tutti-Frutti Cards and Envelopes(Free with a $50.00 purchase)

Cutting:
Cut Lemon Lime Twist cardstock 4" x 6"
Cut Calypso Coral Cardstock 4' x 6"
Cut Pool Party cardstock 4" x 6" & 4.25" x 5.5"

Whisper White scrap

*Tone on Tone technique: stamping cardstock with the matching ink pad* 

Stamping and Punching:
Using the tone on tone stamping technique, stamp the balloon images on each piece of cardstock. Stamp classic label image on white scrap and then stamp sentiment in the center of the label. Once all the stamping has been completed punch out balloon images. Using on of the flower images stamp the bottom of the card base using the tone on tone technique.


Assembly:
Using the adhesive assemble your card according to the picture. To give each balloon more depth use the dimensionals.  To give project a completed look stamp balloon image on envelope using the tone on tone technique. Way to go your project is complete!


Spend a minimum of $50 in my online store  to get you free products before
Sale-a-bration ends on March 31st. 



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Thursday Treasure: Stampin' Up! OnStage Swaps!

March 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit "May Good Things Grow"  Images©Stampin' Up! Images©Stampin' Up March 2018 is Paper...