2020 Backstage

2020 Backstage

Monday, June 1, 2020

IDEAS Blog Hop: Tasteful Touches


Hello crafters!  I'm so excited to share our June IDEAS Blog Hop with you today. We are featuring projects that highlight the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog that goes live on June 3rd. Yes, in 2 days!! Our tutorial is full of amazing creative ideas!  For my tutorial, I used the "In Good Taste" Suite. 

The below graphic is a sneak peek at the some of the projects in our June IDEAS Tutorial Bundle.


My actual tutorial designs are exclusively shared in the tutorial, but I m sharing the same type of card just using different product with you today. 

My card is a fun fold called an Open Book Easel Card. My friend, Claudia, shared the project with me and then, she showed me and some others on our team how to make it. I, in turn, wanted to share it with you all, cuz it is so clever!! 



The book folds down to be a little flatter. But it is not one to go into a regular envelope, or it may be squished. 

What do you think of it? Want to see another? Buy the tutorial and you will! You will also get the step by step instructions. measurements (imperial and metric) and color photos, too.

Each tutorial designer features at least one card and one 3D project, some include multiple projects. You are getting over 20 project ideas for one low price. Would you like a copy of the tutorials for these projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact your participating demonstrator or me.  I offer three options to acquire our IDEAS tutorial bundle:

1. Place a $35 order with my online host code BJ7FDMAV. Shop here

2. It is free for all of my team members, join here

3. Purchase it for $15.

 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!

Now, leave a comment, and then click on the arrow to see what Janey has to share with us!

Until next time...Happy Craftin'!








Manic Monday


Tuesday, May 26, 2020

PPP Blog Hop: A Kit in Color


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 May Paper Pumpkin Kit: A Kit in Color.


This kit showcases many of our new 2020-2022 In Colors! Here are the kit contents:



And here are the finished cards as designed:  


I am known for making boxes with my cardbases when they come designed like these. And the thought did cross my mind. But...when I saw the Magenta Madness tissue paper, I knew I wanted to show it off! What better way to show off tissue paper, than in a mini gift bag! So here is my alternative project this month: 


 I used the smaller of the 2 sizes of card fronts, and made this cute little bag. It is pretty thin as you can see in the 2nd photos, but perfect size for a gift card, or maybe even some jewelry! 

I used the Ornate Frames dies to cut the handle out and the little banners on the cloud. I left the banner blank, but will write a name on it, as soon as I can figure out who is going to receive it!


Glad you could join us, and hope you have been inspired to get your kit out and create. Once you are done here, click on the pumpkin below and hop on over to Cheryl's blog to see what fun she has created to share with us!

It would be awesome if you leave a comment on our projects along the way!! 


Until next time...Happy Craftin'!
June's kit is all about Spreading Sunshine, it is sure to be a fun one, and was designed to be shared! Don't forget to sign up, or reactivate your kit, if it is on hold. May's kit sold out, you don't want to miss this one too!



Wednesday, May 6, 2020

ICS Blog Hop: High Tides



So glad you could join is on the May Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! We are happy to be sharing some fun projects with you. Hopefully, we can inspire you and get you in your craft rooms to stamp something new!

May's theme is, "it’s a Guy Thing in Black and White." It was to be a masculine project and we can only use black and white.  I was a little apprehensive, with the color limitations, but think it came together rather well. I chose to use the High Tide Stamp Set and originally thought I would use the coordinating dies. However, once I got rolling, I didn't need them.

I also planned on using the light house, but as you can see, that didn't happen either...


I was pleased with how it turned out. I created it while on a Zoom call with my crafting friends, so did get a little input from them too! Hope you enjoy it!

The very talented Anastasia is up next, leave me a comment, and then join me as I check out what masterpiece she has for us!! Don't forget to keep hopping to see all the fabulous projects!

Until next time...Happy Craftin'!


Monday, May 4, 2020

IDEAS Blog Hop: Special Someone




Welcome to the May 2020 IDEAS Blog Hop! The IDEAS team, are a group of international demonstrators who create a monthly bundle of tutorials for our customers and team members.

If you want ideas centered around babies and children...this is definitely the place for you! I used one of my new favorites sets Special Someone. It made me so happy with they came out with the coordinating dies. I was over the moon when they said the stamps and dies would carry over to the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog! 


Now, I am not  going to show you my actual projects, it would ruin the surprise! But here is a super cute card using the same set and same colors, which will give you a sneak peek into my projects. 


Isn't this little guy adorable. I cannot make up my mind which critter I love more, the raccoon, the squirrel, or the adorable little mouse! Which is yours?

The tutorials are now available, and include; current Stampin' Up! products, color photos, supply lists, step by step instructions, and feature both imperial and metric measurements. There are over 20 card and 3D projects included in this month's bundle. 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 get your tutorial bundle! They are available for a very low cost or even better, for FREE! Ask me how!

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 fun projects she has to share with us! 

Until next time...Happy Craftin'!


Manic Monday


Tuesday, April 28, 2020

PPP Blog Hop: My Wonderful Family


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 February Paper Pumpkin Kit: My Wonderful Family.

This month's kit made 8 cards, 4 each of 2 designs. Here are the cards as designed


I chose to take elements from the kit and rearrange them to make a different card. The only think I added was a thick white card base, and sponged some So Saffron ink on my sentiment. Everything else came from the kit. Here is my card: 



We got a leaf going in only one direction in the stamps. I wanted one on either side of the sentiment, so I stamped one on the corner of my silicon mat and then used the mat to stamp on the other side of the banner. I did have to go back with my Stampin' Write Marker and fill in a little, as it was originally lighter than the other leaf. Cannot really tell it wasn't just a regular stamp, can you?


And I think my most favorite element of this kit, are the sweet little butterfly chain. I had to stamp them on my envelope too, but I forgot to take picture. The sentiments are really lovely too!



Glad you could join us, and hope you have been inspired to get your kit out and create. Unfortunately, if you don't have a kit, you will have to wait for June, as May's kit has sold out already! Click on the pumpkin below and hop on over to Darla's blog to see what fun she has created to share with you!

It would be awesome if you leave a comment on our projects along the way!! 

Until next time...Happy Craftin'!
If you have an active subscription, you will get to see and play with some of the new 2020-2022 In Colors in the May kit! Unfortunately, for those of you who don't, this kit has sold out...









Saturday, April 25, 2020

This is how it will look In Color!


As promised, (but a day late, sorry!) here is the information on the May Paper Pumpkin that includes some of the 2020-2022 In Colors.

Aren't these pretty? The coordinating colors include Magenta Madness, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight and Bumblebee, along with Purple Posy (a 2019-2021 In Color.) Bumblebee is also a color featured in the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper that is available now, ahead of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog release. 

May's kit includes: 
  • Supplies for 12 cards and envelopes
  • 8 cards are traditional size
    • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" 
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" 
  • 4 cards are note card size
    • Notecard size: 5" x 3-1/2" 
    • Envelope size: 5-1/8" x 3-5/8"


Don't miss out! Click here to subscribe, and follow the link!

Until next time...Happy Craftin'!




Tuesday, April 14, 2020

How Will It Look IN COLOR?!


DESIGNED WITH (IN) COLOR IN MIND
The Paper Pumpkin team loves planning fun surprises, so they’ve
been VERY excited to let you know what they have in store for the month of May: a fabulous kit featuring 2020–2022 In Colors, plus Purple Posy, an In Color from the 2019–2021 collection. This means that as a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you will be first to get your hands on new In Color products. And that’s just the beginning of things to love about this kit!

Mark your calendars and check back on April 24th for the color reveal!!!

You won't want to miss this kit, click here to subscribe, then follow the link!

We love looking forward to the new In Colors every year! Such a fun part of the new Annual Catalog! So until April 24th comes, let's speculate what those new colors will be! List your 5, and give them fun Stampin' Up! style names! There will be PRIZES, one for the most creative names, and one who comes closest to the 5 new In Colors! Post your choices in the comments!

Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Monday, April 6, 2020

IDEAS Blog Hop: Positive Thoughts





Happy Monday! Glad you could join us for 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. In April we selected our favorite bundle and created with that! I chose the stamp set Positive Thoughts and the coordinating Nature's Thoughts Dies.

I love these stamps, but really loved some of the die elements too!

POSITIVE THOUGHTS CLING STAMP SET

Of course, I cannot show you my actual projects, it would ruin the surprise! But, here is a One Sheet Bag that I made using a different stamp set and designer series paper: 



Who wouldn't want their birthday present delivered in this? The best part about creating it?! NO cutting, only scoring, so easy to make! Want instructions, see below,. This whole tutorial could be yours for a very low price!!

What would you put in the bag? And who are you going to give it to?

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 card and 3D projects included in this month's bundle. 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 MaryKate's blog to see what fun projects she has to share with us! 


Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Manic Monday

Not crafting related...but who doesnt' love puppies!!



Wednesday, April 1, 2020

ICS Blog Hop: Beautiful You


Hello, and welcome to the April Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! We are glad you are hoping with us. Hopefully, we can inspire you and take your mind off of the craziness in the world right now!

This month, our theme is "It's a Girl Thing". The project is to be a feminine and here was the real challenge: monochromatic.


So, the color I chose is Rococo Rose, and the stamp set is Beautiful You. I have not used this set in a while, and am wondering why?! It is so pretty, and should be used more often.


Don't forget the inside....


I love how this turned out. I love a good challenge, and this is one I really had to work at since we only could use one color. Hope you like it too!

Leave me a comment, and then follow the hop to see what the others have been inspired to share with you!! The talented Charmaine is up next, let's go see what she has for us!!


Ornate Garden - Online Facebook Live event

I hope you and yours are well! What a great time to craft now that we are safe inside! And, this isn't an April Fool's joke, Stampin' Up! has released a beautiful suite of products from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog that you can order now! 


The Ornate Garden Suite features 2 Stamp and Die bundles, gorgeous Designer Series Paper, an embossing folder, 2 colors of ribbon and some fun gems, see attached! I think this suite is beautiful and I plan on doing some creating with it! Want to join me? Yay, I was hoping you would say that! Here are some options:
  1. Order one of the 2 bundles, and I will send you 4 project kits.
  2. Order both of the bundles, and I will send you the project kits, a bonus project kit, AND a pack of the gilded gems!
  3. Order the entire suite, and you get all the project kits, a pack of the gilded gems, and a pack of gold foil paper (cut to fit in the mailing envelope)!
  4. The 5 project kits and tutorials will be available for $25 + shipping.
  5. Just want the project tutorials, I can help with that too! All 5 projects tutorials, will include color photos, (imperial measurements only, sorry) will be emailed to you for $10.
Order direct from the company, using Host Code 9PNP6GFT and have the Stampin' Up! items delivered to your door; I will ship your kits/goodies to you. 
If you are local, order from me, and I will arrange for porch pickup of both the, Stampin' Up! items and kits/goodies. 

Anyone purchasing the bundle(s), the suite or even the tutorials, will be invited to an exclusive Facebook live on March 25th, where we will assemble our projects together!

Here are some samples that Stampin' Up! put out:




Watch the video here:



Don't delay, order by 4/5 to take advantage of this offer. You will want to get your products and projects before the live event! Stampin' Up! shipping time is taking much longer than usual due to the precautions they had to put in place. 

Let me know if you have any questions!