Tuesday, July 27, 2021

PPP Blog Hop: The Adventure Begins


Hi there!! Thanks for coming along on the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop. We love Paper Pumpkin and how easy it is to make the kits the way they were designed. But we also, love to show you different ways to use them!

This month's kit was quite an adventure!! The cards are all trifold and so fun, with a little camper and the lantern, along with the trees. Definitely put me in the mood to camp!

Here are the cards as designed:

I have to say I really struggled using these cards other than designed. I think they were great the way they are. So, I decided to use one of the envelopes. I actually saw the envelopes before any of the card designs, and fell in love with their look and the colors. 

Here is my card using one of the envelopes. I also used the tree cut out as a template to sponge a small forest, and then I stamped this lovely sentiment right over the top of the trees. Would love to give this to a recent graduate going off to college, or someone who has just graduated and going off to their first job! Or....what other possibilities can you think of?

Since one card had an extra little tree, I did put that inside:

Thanks so much for hanging out with me. June is up next with her alternate creation, come on with me to check it out! 

Please leave a comment along the way if you have any questions, or see something you like. 

Get ready for next month's Paper Pumpkin!  Our own Shelli Gardner has helped create this one! If you know Shelli, she has a beautiful style all her own, and this kit will be gorgeous and full of hope! 

Empower yourself and others with the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit! Created from the heart and soul of Stampin’ Up! cofounder, Shelli, the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit reminds us why life is precious. This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit includes supplies to create nine encouraging cards and coordinating envelopes in an inspiring color palette, and a specially designed Hope Box!

The Hope Box is designed to be a keepsake box—keep mementos of cherished memories or reminders of what’s yet to come. Collect treats and trinkets that represent what hope means to you in your Hope Box and look inside for inspiration or share it with a friends who could use some uplifting!

What will you put in your Hope Box? Letters, song lyrics, inspiring quotes, and photographs are powerful reminders of hope and connection—and great additions to a Hope Box. For more inspiration on how to build your Hope Box, watch Shelli herself put one together in this video. 

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

ICS Blog Hop: Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper


Hello, and welcome to the July Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! Thank you for hopping along with us!! 

July's theme is "Fun with Designer Series Paper". Did you know that select packages of Designer Series Paper (DSP) is on sale for the month of July? You can get a pack of for less than $10.

 Here is the list of those on sale:

I chose to use the Beauty of the Earth DSP. Isn't gorgeous?! I love the prints and the color combinations!

I made a Tri Fold card, because I like how it showcases both sides of a piece of DSP. And, it also uses almost every inch of a 6" x 6" piece of paper. I love minimal waste, especially when it comes to my Stampin' Up! DSP!

I hope you like the card, and enjoy the rest of the hop! Leave me a comment, and then click on the "next" button to see which fabulous DSP the talented June has selected to use, and what she created with it. Keep following along on the hop to see what the others have been inspired to share with you!! Then, grab some of these DSP packs before the sale ends!!

Until next time...

Happy Craftin!

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Iconic Dies - Day 5

Here is the final card I made using the Iconic Dies, page 163 of the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. These dies are so versatile. They can be paired with most any sentiment. I truly think they are overlooked in the catalog. There are only 3 samples made using them. I hope you will check them out!!

Here are the 5 cards I made using them during my June Creative Crafternoon's:

How fun are these?!! Go ahead, grab a set and let me see what you come up with!

Until next time...
Happy Craftin'!

Monday, July 5, 2021

IDEAS Blog Hop: Hand-Penned Petals

Hello crafters!  I'm so excited that you are here to participate in our July IDEAS Blog Hop today. We are featuring projects that highlight the amazing suites in the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. Six of the ten suites are showcased in this month's bundle!

Here is a graphic that shows a snippet of one of each demonstrator's projects:

I chose the Hand-Penned Suite. I love the line art images that can be colored in using a variety of mediums, ink, pencils, chalks, or Blends, and using a variety of techniques. The Dies, they cut out the flowers and leaves,  so no fussy cutting is needed. The Designer Series Paper is gorgeous with its soft colors, flowers on one side, and patterns on the other; it can be used with more than this suite. The pretty Genial Gems, with the gold running through them, finish the suite off nicely.

So, while, my actual tutorial designs are secret and exclusively shared in the bundle, I do have another project to share with you. It was made using the same products as my bundle projects.

Hope you like it my bonus project! 

This month's bundle is over 40 pages of 
amazing creative ideas, and includes designs by 10 global demonstrators. That is a minimum of 20 projects as each 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 member demonstrator or me.  There are three options to acquire the IDEAS tutorial bundle from me:

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

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

3. Purchase it for $15 USD. (PayPal or Venmo, accepted)

 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 to see MaryKate's peachy project!