Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop - Winter Gifts

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 November Paper Pumpkin Kit: Winter Gifts.

This month's kit was includes the materials to make 24 (6 of 4 different ones) tags! Made as designed, they are sure to make your enhance the beauty of your gifts.

However, for those of you who like cards... they can be made into cards as well. 

I used several kit elements and made this card. I even used the blue tissue paper, that the kit parts are wrapped in, for the faux silk technique. 

I cut a piece of tissue just a little larger than my card stock layer. Using my Stampin' Write Markers in Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler, I colored directly on the holly stamp. I spritzed it with water, and then stamped it on the tissue. I repeated this process until I had the tissue covered the way I wanted it. I used a glue stick and lightly covered the front of a piece of Whisper White card stock. Then, I wrinkled the tissue paper up in a ball, gently straightened it back out, leaving some wrinkles in it, and added it to the white card stock. Add it to the card base. 

Using a sponge dauber, I went over the Real Red cardinal with Cherry Cobbler ink, stamped my sentiment in Spruce ink on one of the tags, and attached them both to the Pool Party tag piece. I layered this over the stamped tissue piece, then added some sequins to complete my card. 

We are so thankful you take the time to hop with us!  Click on the pumpkin below and hop on over to Tricia'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. 

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Bundle Sale

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

ICS Blog Hop: Dashing Deer

Welcome to the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! For November, we are challenged to do a monochromatic card. We can use white or vanilla, and one other color. I cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with! 

I chose one of the deer from the Dashing Deer stamp set as my focal point.  But I also used some elements from Rooted in Nature, and Merry Moose. I used Soft Suede ink and Vanilla & Suede card stock to complete the look. Some images were full strength ink, others I stamped off first. For the deer, I used the Stamparatus, so I could go over him a couple of times to make him really stand out.
Don't forget the inside, and the envelope!

I was a little worried about how this was going to turn out. But am happy to say, that it turned out just like I imagined it, which, in my card making experience, doesn't happen often!!

Thanks for joining me! Grab a cuppa' somthin', and hop on over to Joni's blog with me to see what she has to share with us!


Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Monday, November 4, 2019

IDEAS Blog Hop: Birds of a Feather

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 November bundle theme features holiday d├ęcor, packaging, gifts, tags, ornaments – 3D items that are gifts or that celebrates and/or decorates for a holiday.

I chose to use the cute little Christmas bird from the Birds of a Feather stamp set found in the Holiday Catalog for my project this month. This set includes a bird and a sentiment for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and even Valentine's Day, and they are soooo cute!!


While I am not going to show you my actual projects, you gotta' buy the tutorial to see them all, here is a sneak peek of some of the included projects:

But, I will show you an alternate project using the same set, so you can see the type of projects you can expect. Isn't he even cuter colored and surrounded by Christmas joy!!

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 Janey's blog to see what fabulous projects she has to share with us! 


Hope you enjoy the hop! 
Until next time...

Happy Craftin'!

Manic Monday