2020 Backstage

2020 Backstage

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