2020 Backstage

2020 Backstage

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop: Winter Woods

Welcome to the monthly Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop. We love Paper Pumpkin and love to share 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 October Paper Pumpkin Kit: Winter Woods.

This month's kit was beautiful cards, evergreens, birch, cardinals and snowflakes...what a winning combo. Here are the finished cards as designed:



I could have made an alternate card, but I have been a little obsessed lately with making explosion boxes. They are fun and easy to make. So, I thought, why not, and I challenged myself to make an explosion box with this month's kit. I love how it turned out:



Here is what it looks like open:


I had to add the Poppy Parade card stock to make the actual box base and lid, but everything else was from the kit. I used the inside of the envelopes for the wood sides, and cut the birch trees down to fit the front. I punched the sentiment from the leftover paper of the birch trees. The little red cardinals and snowflake sequins finished it off perfectly!

We appreciate you hopping with us!  Click on the pumpkin below and hop on over to Elizabeth's blog to see what fun alternate project she has come up with to share with you!

Leave us comments, along the way, and let us know what you think of our projects. 

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Until next time...Happy Craftin'! 

 
If you thought the October Paper Pumpkin kit was a winter cardmaking wonderland, then you can’t miss what is in store for November. This kit (which coordinate’s with October’s kit) has 24 holiday-themed gift tags with four designs each. The tags feature the same nature theme, more beautiful cardinals, plus some new elements you just can’t miss! They’re simple and fun to assemble, and best of all—they make it easy for you to add a personal touch to your holiday celebrations. So ring in the holidays with Paper Pumpkin! 
We help you make the season bright.
Kit details: Makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs.
Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce
Contact your demonstrator to subscribe now!  If you don't have a demonstrator, I would be honored to have you be part of my Pumpkin Gathering! Click here to subscribe by 11/10.


Saturday, October 19, 2019

Halloween Banner

I have a customer that loves my samplers, but she doesn't attend classes. She prefers to pay me to make things for her. She always wants a banner to go with her samplers, so I made this one. I did pull out some retired lettering and ribbon to finish it off, but it still coordinates with the sampler nicely!



Hope you enjoy!
Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Friday, October 18, 2019

Wonderfully Wicked Halloween Sampler






Halloween will be here before you know it! Here is a Halloween Sampler I did. I don't really do Halloween, and had not done a sampler for this particular holiday before. But I knew my customers had been wanting one. The Halloween sets in the Holiday Catalog are so cute this year. I focused on the Wonderfully Wicked Bundle and the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper from Holiday Catalog. I had to throw in a couple of things from some other current sets, and even some items from current and past Paper Pumpkins, to be able to finish off my squares. I think it turned out pretty cute and the girls loved it!! The really liked being able personalize their spook family portrait wall too!

Come back tomorrow to see the Halloween banner.

Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Monday, October 7, 2019

IDEAS Blog Hop: Perfectly Plaid




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 October bundle theme features Holiday or Christmas. 

I chose to use the new Perfectly Plaid from the soon to be released Holiday Catalog. This bundle includes a stamp set featuring variety trees and sentiments, and a pine tree punch. It is perfect for your Christmas creating, as projects go together so easy with this bundle.  

Here is my (no glue) bag, but you will have to get the tutorial to see the card!!


The tutorials include current Stampin' Up! products, have color photos, supply lists, step by step instructions, and feature both imperial and metric measurements! There are over 20 projects included, both cards and 3D items included. 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 get your tutorial bundle! They are available for a very low cost or even better, 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 Elizabeth's blog to see what creations she has to share with us!


Until next time...Happy Craftin'!


Manic Monday




Wednesday, October 2, 2019

ICS Blog Hop: Colorful Seasons



Welcome to the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! October is a color challenge! We are challenged to use a minimum of these 3 colors: Gorgeous Grape, Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green & Silver Metallic, along with any black, white or vanilla. These colors look like good Halloween colors, so that is the route I took, mixing a new Halloween set from the Holiday Catalog, with an older all season set from the Annual Catalog. 



Wonderfully Wicked meets Colorful Seasons!


I embossed the leaves from Colorful Season with white embossing on black cardstock, then colored over them with Granny Apple Green and Pumpkin Pie watercolor pencils, using a blender pen to soften the colors. Cutting out some leaves from the coordinating dies, helped get the fall feel. The sentiment stack is using a couple of older punches, and one of the dies from the Ornate Frames dies, they are going to be a well used item. I hope they stick around longer than just this Holiday Catalog! 

Don't forget the inside!


I cannot wait for the hop to go live so I can see what the other bloggers did with these fabulous colors! Thanks for joining me, and I hope you choose to hop along with us! Click on the next button below, to see what Audra has to share!!


Until next time...Happy Craftin'!