Tuesday, October 26, 2021

PPP Blog Hop: Peaceful Christmas

 



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: Peaceful Christmas.

 

This month's kit made 10 cards, 5 each of 2 designs. And check out the fun envelopes!! Here are the cards as designed:



You know I love making boxes out of the card bases. This month's green card base was perfect for that. So, instead of making the card, I turned it into a box. 



I, also, made an alternate card using the kit contents, and added just a white card base. The vellum tree negative part works perfect for a alternative to the trees themselves!!


Makes a perfect gift set for the upcoming holidays!


I hope you like my alternate projects...but you aren't done!!! Hop on over to Janey's blog to see what she has done with this fabulous kit!! Then, keep on hopping to see what the others have done!

We all love to see lots of presents under the tree on Christmas morning....so you won't want to miss the November kit...Gifts Galore!



With classic Christmas sentiments, bright and festive colors, a sweet snowman, a tree with all the trimmings, or a playful pile of presents, you’ll have everything you need to make eye-catching treat packages that are sure to spread Christmas cheer. Each Gifts Galore box contains enough supplies to create nine treat packages—three each of three designs—and nine food-safe bags that are adorably styled for easy Christmas gifting. There’s plenty of joy to share with Gifts Galore!

If you don't have a demonstrator that you work with, I would love to be yours!! 
Click here to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin with me! But hurry, cuz time is running out!

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

ICS Blog Hop: Rectangle Postage Stamp


Hello!! The Inspire Create Share team have some projects to share with you that incorporate the wonderful line of punches that Stampin' Up! has to offer. So here is this month's offering for My Favorite Punch.

The Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch:


I used it along with my current favorite stamp set, Peaceful Deer, which also coordinates with a great punch. 

Ok, it is my favorite punch at this moment, but that could change on my next card, if I use a punch, that one could easily become my favorite! I love all of the Stampin' Up! punches, and it appears you do too, since they tend to go on backorder frequently. Stampin' Up! cannot always keep up with the demand for them! 

Don't forget inside your card and your envelopes to finish strong!


Hope you like my card! What is your favorite Stampin' Up! punch? Can you pick one, or is it like picking your favorite child? 

Thanks for stopping by. Please, join me as I hop on over to Terri's blog, to see which one is her favorite punch. Then go through the whole hop and see if you can spot a card using your favorite!  






Monday, October 4, 2021

IDEAS Blog Hop: Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More Card Pack

 


Hello crafters! The IDEAS team is hopping today!!

I'm excited to share our October IDEAS Tutorial Bundle with you today. Our theme for this bundle is Family Celebrations. What do you celebrate with your family? We have so many things, but I chose to celebrate our Annual Family Bake Day. 

It started when my daughter was young, several of her cousin's would come over and we would spend the day making fudge, muddy buddies, chocolate oatmeal no bake, buried cherry cookies, and a slew of other things! I love spending that time with them, and now I am doing it with their kids, and even have a great grandnephew who started with us last year!

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


My projects are exclusive to the bundle, but here is a snippet of one of my cards. I love the cookie feel of the cards and love the little spatula and oven mitt stickers provided in the Gingerbread and Peppermint Memories & More Card Pack. They are the perfect part of that suite to showcase my Annual Family Bake Day!


Hope this piques your curiosity and makes you want to purchase the bundle....

October's bundle includes projects from 10 demonstrators from all over the world. Almost 60 pages, and over 20 project ideas!!!  It is a great value for the cost.

Would you like a copy of the tutorials for these projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact your member demonstrator or me.  There are three options to acquire our IDEAS tutorial bundle:

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

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

3. Purchase it for $15 USD.

 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!

Thanks again for joining us. When you are done looking here, hop on over to the fabulous Simone's blog to see what she has to share! 


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Happy Holly-Days

 Hi friends!! 

This was the result of my weekly This or That Stampin' Facebook live from last week. Happy Holly-Days won the battle. I love the paper piercing technique and this cute little bird is perfect for it! 




Paper used is the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper. Isn't he festive?!

You can watch the video here

Until next time...
Happy Craftin'!


Tuesday, September 28, 2021

PPP Blog Hop: Haunts and Harvest

 


Hello Stampers!! Thanks for joining us on tonight's Blog Hop featuring the September Paper Pumpkin kit: Haunts & Harvest. We all love Paper Pumpkin, and love to show you the possibilities that each kit contains, whether you make it just like it shows in the kit directions, or if you change it up to your liking!

This month's kit feature 12 treat boxes that could be made into Halloween Jack-o-lanterns or into Harvest pumpkins, or a mixture of each. The really unique thing about this kit, is the box itself can be made into a wheelbarrow to hold your pumpkins or Jack-o-lanterns and the cutting instructions are already on the box for you!! What a cool idea! 

Here is what that looks like:


I haven't decided what to do with my treat boxes just yet, so went with an alternate card. I used several of the stamps, cut up one of the treat boxes into strips, and even cut a strip from the box to use. Why not, since the rest is going to get cut up anyway?!

Here is my card:


I used the reverse side of the leaves and using a blending brush, I softly inked them up. I also used the negative part of the leaf as a template for inking the other leaves cascading down the side of the card. I also added some to the card inside. I love how they turned out, they look so soft. 

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop! Click the next button and hop on over to Janey's blog and see if she went with Haunts or Harvest?! 






Monday, September 27, 2021

Peaceful Deer Fun Fold Series - week 3

 Hi friends! Today I am sharing week 3 of the Peaceful Deer Fun Fold Series from my Creative Crafternoon's on my Facebook page. Join me each Tuesday @ 2:00pm for a fun stampin' time!

Here was last week's card:


Check out the how to video here.

Join me Tuesday, September 28th @ 2:00pm PT for the final card in this series. It is a goodie!! 

Click here to go...


Until next time...

Happy Craftin'!

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Creative Crafternoon - September week 2

 Hi friends!! I am late, but here is last weeks Creative Crafternoon project. I am using the Peaceful Deer bundle and Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper.  I am also focusing on doing fun fold cards that use just a card base for the card, then of course decorating it. 

This fold, is a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock, with a 2 3/4" piece cut off the front and then turned to hold the focal point of the card. Click here if you want to watch the video. 

What do you think of the non traditional colors for Christmas cards? Like it, or not?


Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time...
Happy Craftin'!



Tuesday, September 14, 2021

ICS Blog Hop: Textures & Shapes

 

Welcome to the Inspire, Create & Share Blog Hop. I am so happy you could join us! We are showcasing Sale A Bration again this month. There are still so many fun products to choose from, including Designer Series Paper (DSP), stamps & dies! From the fun Sheep to the beautiful black and white prints on the Beautifully Penned DSP, there is just so much creativity waiting to happen!

I chose the Textures and Frames stamp set. I love all the different shapes and images. I have seen so many cute cards, like birthday candles, and a caterpillar. People are so creative! 

I chose to pair Textures and Frames with Celebrate with Flowers and make a birthday card. I love the vertical sentiment in the flower set. And, while, the shapes can be used in so many ways, I like how the rectangle shape, in shades of pinks, highlight the flower. 

Add a couple of strips of pink DSP, a little bling, and...


Thanks so much for joining us. I hope you continue to hop a long and see what Sale A Bration creations the others have to show you!! Terri is up next, let's go see what she has for us!




Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Dutch Door Fold

 Hi friends! I started a new series on the Tuesday Creative Crafternoon's for September. Each week I will be using the Peaceful Deer Bundle and the FREE Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper (DSP). 

Each week will be a different fun fold, but the key is only using a standard card base. This week I used a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Sahara Sand card base, but cut the top 1/2 of the card front off and used it for the layer behind the deer. You can watch the video here

Love this stamp set and punch! 


Ask me how you can get this DSP FREE too!! 


Until next time...
Happy Craftin'!






Monday, September 6, 2021

IDEAS Blog Hop: Evergreen Elegance



Thanks for joining us on the September Blog Hop. I'm so excited that you are here today. The theme this month is "Everything Masculine." Each demo did a card and a 3D item, and some did more. So sit back and enjoy the posts! 

Here is a collage with some snippets of all the projects:


From fun folds to treat holders, to gift card holders, we have a little of everything. There are 11 demonstrators, over 20 projects and almost 60 pages of fun! You are sure to find something that will satisfy your creative side!

I normally show an alternate project, a bonus project, if you will. Unfortunately, I borrowed the stamp set I used, Evergreen Elegance, and gave it back before I realized that I hadn't made another project with it. I was bummed, and since my projects are exclusive to the bundle, I am just showing you a snippet of what to expect: 


Hope this piques your curiosity and makes you want to purchase the bundle....

Would you like a copy of the tutorials for these projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact your member demonstrator or me.  There are three options to acquire our IDEAS tutorial bundle:

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

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

3. Purchase it for $15 USD.

 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!

Thanks again for joining us. When you are done looking here, hop on over to the talented Janey's blog to see what she has to share! 

Thursday, September 2, 2021

This or That - Pretty Pumpkins

 Over on my Facebook page, I do a live This or That Stampin' every Thursday at 4:00pm PDT. Here is the stamp set that won the vote. 

Pretty Pumpkins


Here is the result of that vote:


You cannot really see the shimmer from the gold embossing powder, so here is a close up:


And don't forget the inside and the envelope:



If you want to watch the live video, click HERE

Until next time...
Happy Craftin'!



Tuesday, August 31, 2021

PPP Blog Hop: Hope Box

 


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!) 

This month's kit, The Hope Box was made from the heart of Stampin’ Up! cofounder, Shelli. She wanted to create a kit full of hope, comfort, and connection. Whether you make the Hope Box for your own treasure of self-inspiration, or you want to share and empower someone you know, create the Hope Box by decorating the box and filling it with treats and trinkets that embody what hope means to you. 


Let her show you how she assembled the cards and the box. Watch this short video:


Here are the kit cards as designed: 

            

This month, I really wanted to focus on all the stamps that are made available to us in the kit. So with a few ink colors (taken from the kit color, some embossing powder and a heat tool, along with some blending brushes, here is my take on this month's kit:


Everything from the kit, except the card base and the scrap of Basic White for the butterfly. 

Glad you could join us, and hope you have been inspired to get your kit out and create. Next hop on over to Joni's blog and see what she created to share with us from the Hope Box!



September's kit includes enough supplies to create 12 treat boxes — 4 each of 3 designs. That means you can take your pick of apple, pumpkins, or jack-o-lantern treat boxes! Plus, the Paper Pumpkin box is designed to easily transform into a vintage wheelbarrow for you to display your harvest, which I cannot personally wait to experience!

Whether you’re thinking about crisp red apples or you’re ready to carve some spooky jack-o-lanterns (or both!), the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit — designed in a vivid fall palette — is a hands-on crafting experience for all autumn lovers! Don't miss out!

If you aren't working with another demonstrator, I would love to have you join me! Click here to subscribe! 




In The Wild Double Z-Fold Card

Hi friends!!

Just wanted to pop on and show you the final card in the August Tuesday Creative Crafternoon's Z-Fold Series. This is a Double Z-Fold. 



If you want to see the video on how it was made, click here!

Until next time...
Happy Craftin'!


Tuesday, August 10, 2021

ICS Blog Hop - Be Dazzling

 


Thanks for joining us on the August Inspire, Create Share Blog Hop! Our theme this month is Sale A Brations! For the first time ever...Stampin' Up! is having a 2nd Sale A  Bration! Yay for us... I love FREE stuff, how about you?! 

I love, love, love the FREE Be Dazzling Specialty Paper. I love how it shimmers and shines. Someone compared it to a disco ball, and I have to agree!

I paired it with the Peaceful Deer set for this fun card. Not sure I would put Flirty Flamingo with Shaded Spruce on my own, but Stampin' Up! has some fun color combos they provide to us and this was one of them. I like to play with them, to get new ideas.


And don't forget the inside. I like a finished card, and it doesn't take much to do add a coordinating element and/or a sentiment inside your card to complete it. I really like how these colors work together, I am glad I gave them a chance.


Hope you like my card, and get some of the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper for yourself. Join me as I hop on over to my good friend, Janey's blog, to see what she is Sale A Brating!!