2020 Backstage

2020 Backstage

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!