2020 Backstage

2020 Backstage

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Paper Pumpkin Possibilties Blog Hop: On My Mind


Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop. We love sharing our enthusiasm for this monthly box of fun and creativity with you. The Paper Pumpkin kit is designed so you can follow the instructions provided in the kit to make the projects, or use the supplies as a starting point to let your creativity run wild (as we have!) Hop along with us, as we will share alternate ideas on how we used the July Paper Pumpkin Kit: On My Mind.

Here is the kit as designed:



I know most people like card kits, but I like to take the cards and make them into boxes and bags! So here are my projects:






I stayed fairly true to the layout of the cards. On the bag, I did cut a smaller sailboat and ship wheel out of the Sailing Home Bundle, as the kit pieces were too big. I did use Itty Bitty Greetings on the bag too. 

 I used a full card for the Birthday box, and cut down the card for the Hello box, making it a little smaller than the Birthday box. 

If you like something you see, don't be afraid to let me know and leave me a comment. Once you have commented, click on the pumpkin below and hop on over to Sharon's blog to see what fun alternate project she has to share with you!

Oh wait...don't go away just yet, read below for information on the August kit.

Watch this video for more info:

I think Stampin' Up! has listened to the subscribers calling for more card kits. And tho' the August kit is bags and tags, they are offering an Add-On Kit to make cards out of the supplies. This is good news for all the card makers out there!! So if you don't subscribe, do so! If you do, but you want to make cards, let your demonstrator know to order an Add-On Kit for you. If you don't have a demonstrator, I would love to be it!! Message me, or click here to subscribe with me: http://bit.ly/2pnIV5R

Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time...Happy Craftin'!



Saturday, July 13, 2019

Fairy Mini Notebook

Happy Saturday!! 

I had a Fantasy Sampler class last night; I will post it another time. The sampler was made primarily using the Leave a Little Sparkle (Unicorns) and New Wonders (Fairies) Stamp Sets. Taking a cue from it, I used one of the fairies and made this super cute little mini notebook for the gal who signed up first for the class. I picked the notebooks up 3/$1 at the Dollar Tree.



 

I used the Petal Pink piece of the Perennial Essence DSP, stamped directly on it and then colored her with Stampin' Blends. The greeting is from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set. Don't you think it lines up perfectly with her pen?! I used the reverse side of the DSP for the binding piece and used some retired 1/8" Calypso Coral ribbon for the marker. 

I like this so much, it might be a future craft fair item! Would you buy one?

Thanks for stopping by! 
Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

ICS Blog Hop: Perennial Flower


Welcome to the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! Our July theme is "Punch Me Out", and focuses on the many punches that Stampin' Up! offers.

I used 6 different punches on my card. I love to layer punches for my sentiments. I used the new Timeless Label, the 1 3/8" Scallop Circle, the 1" Circle and the Classic Label Punches to complete this sentiment stack. The sentiment itself, is from Itty Bitty Greetings. You could change up the reason for the card by using any of the greetings in this universal set.

I used the new Floral Essence Stamp Set and the coordinating Perennial Flower Punch for the flower. I stamped 3 flowers in Versamark on the matching Petal Pink Vellum Cardstock, then embossed them with White Embossing Powder, make sure to use the low setting on the heat tool, so as not to burn the vellum. Once embossed, I punched out the flowers using the Perennial Flower Punch, then layered them using glue dots and added to my card with a dimensional. I finished it off with a Perennial Essence Floral Center. 


The last punch I used was the Detailed Trio Punch to round the corners on one side of the card. 

Feel free to leave me a comment, let me know what you think of my card before you hop on over to Deb's blog and see what magic she has done with punches!


Thanks so much for stopping by. Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Monday, July 1, 2019

IDEAS Blog Hop: Silhouette Scenes


Welcome to the monthly IDEAS Blog Hop. We are a group of international demonstrators who create a monthly bundle of tutorials for our customers and team members. The July bundle theme features the new 2019-2021 In Colors. 

The tutorial includes current Stampin' Up! products, and has color photos, supply lists, and step by step instructions, featuring both imperial and metric measurements! While I am not going to show you the actual projects, here is a sneak peek of some of the included projects:

To see all projects fully and get the instructions, join my team*, place a minimum order, or just purchase the bundle.

But.....to give you an idea of what the projects are like, here is another card I made showcasing the In Color, Pretty Peacock. Did you love to swing when you were a child? I sure did! It was so peaceful, I would just let my thoughts drift, and dream away!


This month's bundle features multiple tutorials from 10 demonstrators. Most tutorials feature at least one card and one project, some include multiples. Would you like a copy of the instructions of all the projects, to use for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact me, or your participating demonstrator, to find out how to purchase the tutorial bundle or even better, get it for FREE!

Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me, or their participating demonstrator, to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support.

Leave me a comment before you hop on over to the fabulous Odette's blog to see what she has to share with us!

*EXTRA, EXTRA: From July 1 until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month. 

So you pay $99, and then get to select $155 in product from the Stampin' Up! Catalog. You will get a $10 coupon to spend in the month following when you sign up, and 20% off all future orders. And you get to be part of the Creative Chaos Crew, and get these tutorials FREE each month! Contact me for more information and benefits to join the CREW!!






Manic Monday!