Tuesday, October 27, 2020

PPP Blog Hop: Joy to the World


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: Joy to the World


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

If you follow me at all, you know I love to make boxes out of the Paper Pumpkin card bases. This month's worked perfectly! So I had to do it!! 

Here is my alternate project, a cute little box! I used the included stamps for the flowers, as the diecut flowers were too large for the box. I colored them with our Stampin' Blends. I think they look great! I used other elements of the kit, like the "sweater" embossed paper, the beautiful gold "love" and the cherry cobbler twine.  I added the Sea Foam Green paper for the sentiment, and the cobbler colored jewels. 

I lined the inside with some of the envelope, and Cherry Cobbler cardstock. 

Glad you could join us, and hope you have been inspired to get your kit out and create.  Click on the pumpkin below and hop on over to Deb'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!! 


And see below for November’s kit…you won’t want to miss it!

Until next time...Happy Craftin'!


Did you know....

2019 Holiday ShoppingSurveyed shoppers’ holiday gift card spend is expected to increase 7% from 2018, with shoppers spending approximately 35% of their total holiday gifting budget on gift cards . Additional findings include:

  • Shoppers surveyed plan on purchasing gifts for eight people on average, estimating they will spend a total of $618.93 this year.
  • On average, shoppers expect to spend approximately $213.49 on gift cards this year, a 7% increase over 2018.
  • Seventy-six percent of shoppers plan to buy at least one gift card or e-gift this season, up from 72% in 2018.
And guess what is in our November kit! You guessed it...gift card holders! November's kit is sure to be a winner! 
If you are planning on giving gift cards this holiday season, you need this kit! You can give a gift card in a cute handmade holder, and you will be the fave sister, aunt, friend, well, you get the picture! Don't delay, click here to subscribe!

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

ICS Blog Hop: Playful Pets Designer Series Paper


Hello, and welcome to the October Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! We are glad you are hopping with us. Grab a cuppa', sit back and relax! We have a lot of projects to show off the beautiful Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper(DSP)! From the gorgeous Forever Greenery to the spooky, but elegant Magic in the Night to the oh, so cute, Playful Pets, Stampin' Up! has just the right DSP for the project you have in mind. 

Hopefully, we can inspire you and you can take advantage of the DSP sale going on right now!!

I love my pups! I have 4 of them, all shapes and colors, ranging from 4 lbs to 15 lbs, and all have my heart! Here is a picture of the 4 of them waiting for vegetables, as I was making a salad: 

Can you see why they stole my heart?! So, it shouldn't come as a surprise that I chose Playful Pets for the DSP I wanted to showcase: 

I used our Notecards and Envelopes. I love having these on hand to make up quickly. I let the DSP do all the work. Not only is the background DSP, but all the pups images were cut out of the DSP, as well. The sentiments all came from Itty Bitty Greetings. 

I also made a cute holder to put them in, so they would make a great gift for the puppy lover in your life!

If you like what you see, or have any questions, leave me a comment, and then follow the hop to see what the others have been inspired to share with you!! The most creative Cynthia is up next, let's go see what DSP she chose and what project she has for us!!

 Here is the sale I was talking about:

15% off Select packs of Designer Series Paper
Starts October 1-31, 2020

Contact me if you have any questions! Click the big pink shopping bag, labeled Shop here, located in the right column, to see the different papers on sale! 

Monday, October 5, 2020

IDEAS Blog Hop: Heartwarming Hugs Suite


Hello crafters! Did you just get done making cards for World Card Making Day? I hope you are sending those cards out this week for World Card Sending Week!

I'm so excited to share our October IDEAS Blog Hop with you today. We are featuring our favorite suites from the August-December Mini Catalog. This month's tutorial contains over 25 amazing ideas  created by 13 Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all over the world! It is seventy five pages of crafting heaven! 

This graphic is a sneak peek at the some of the projects in our October IDEAS Tutorial Bundle:

I chose to use the Heartwarming Hugs Suite. The suite is designed around mini to go coffee cups. It includes drink carriers, that are asking to be decorated with the fabulous Designer Series Paper (DSP), fun ribbon, great embossing folders, and even some sparkly star embellishments. 

But, you can also make cards with the pieces! So, while my actual tutorial designs are secret and exclusively shared in the bundle, I have another card made from items in the suite to show you. It is like a bonus project! 

Here is my card:

It uses the stamps, dies, DSP, ribbon from the suite. It also added the red felt from the Festive Felt Sheets Combo pack and those incredible little Adhesive-backed Snowflake Embellishments! I love those little things! This was a fun card to make, and the suite is so easy to work with for a lot of different projects!

Each tutorial designer features at least one card and one 3D project, some include multiple projects. 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 if you don't have one. I offer three options to acquire these wonderful IDEAS tutorial bundles:

1. Place a $35 order with my online host code: NPMB7F7F

2. It is free for all of my direct 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 to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support!

Now click on the arrow below to see which suite Jacqui chose, and what beautiful projects she has to share with us!