Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Paper Pumpkin Possibilities: Key to My Heart

Hello!! If you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber and are looking for alternate project ideas, you have come to the right place! If you aren't a subscriber, why not?! 

This is the monthly, Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop, and we are here to show you some fun "other" things you can do with your January kit: Key to My Heart.

Here are the cards as designed: 

I only used a couple of items from the kit. I chose to focus on the stamp set, and used items from my Stampin' Up! stash. 

I did cut up one of the envelopes, cuz I loved the print in Fresh Freesia on the inside of the envelopes, and made it part of my card. I stamped the key on the back of our gold foil paper and fussy cut it out. Designer Tags dies used for the 2 cute tags.

Let me know what you think. Then, let's hop on over to Charmane's blog to see what she has done with her kit.  

If you are interested in what next month's kit holds...here is what we know so far: 

February's kit has lots of fun things to look forward to....

It coordinates with the Rain or Shine Suite Collection (item number 160556) from the January–April 2023 Mini Catalog.

It has for the first time EVER, Stampin' Up! is introducing dies as a Paper Pumpkin kit add-on*! These two dies, the flower and frog. 

Please note, you will need a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to use the dies.

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Friday, January 13, 2023

This or That Stampin'

Hi friends!

Did you know that in addition to Tuesday Creative Crafternoon's, I also do a Thursday Facebook live? It is called This or That Stampin'. Each Wednesday afternoon, I post a couple of stamp sets for my followers to view and vote on. I check the totals on Thursday morning, and then come up with a project using the winning set. 

Here was last week's choices:

The turtles won by a large margin! So, I got to creating, and here is what I made:

The paper behind the turtle is inked, and then spritzed with water to give it a water look. I think it came out beautifully! What do you think! 

Join me next week for the Owls to face off against another great set! 

Wednesday afternoon to get your vote in and then Thursday at 6:00pm CT to see what I make.
Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/creativechaoscraftin

Until next time...
Happy Craftin'!


Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Creative Crafternoon 6 x 6 One Sheet Wonder Series

 Hi friends! Did you know that I go live every Tuesday on Facebook with a Creative Crafternoon? I just like stamping with friends and this way I can stamp with you, no matter where you are! Plan on joining me each Tuesday at 4:00pm CT to chat, laugh, and watch me stamp, or at least make an attempt, lol!

For January's Creative Crafternoon's we are working through a 6 x 6 One Sheet Wonder. Each week I cut a little more of the Designer Series Paper and make another card with it. Don't worry if you missed the first two weeks, I will show you the cards here, then you can watch the rest of the month.

Week 1

and, Week 2:

I have been using products from the Country Floral Suite including the Country Bouquet Bundle (stamp set and punch) and the Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP). Next week I am going to flip the DSP over and work with the print from the other side. Isn't it wonderful that we have 2 sides to work with?! 

Won't you join me? Here is the link to my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/creativechaoscraftin
Pop in and say "hi"!!

Until next time...
Happy Craftin'!

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

ICS Blog Hop - Thanks a Bunch


Happy Tuesday!! Welcome to the ICS Blog Hop! We are here to introduce you to and inspire you with the 2023 Sale A Bration products! There are several stamp sets and quite a few Designer Series Paper Packs from which to choose! So sit back, and hop along with us!

I am using the Take A Bunch Stamp Set. I have actually made several cards using this set and love them all. Here is today's:

Check out page 15 of the Sale A Bration catalog and see if you can spot my CASE?!

And don't forget the inside: 

 Thanks for checking out my project. Now, hop on over to the talented Terri's blog and see what Sale A Bration item(s) she used in her project!

Until next time...

Happy Craftin'!



Wednesday, January 4, 2023

IDEAS Blog Hop: Loving Sale A Bration


Hello crafters!  I'm so excited to share our January IDEAS with you today. "Loving Sale A Bration" is the theme this month. We are featuring projects that highlight the 2023 Sale A Bration items, and/or items that we love! 

The January-April 2023 Mini and 2023 Sale A Bration catalogs go live on 1/5/23. Hopefully, we give you lots of great ideas to use new products from both. 

This collage is a sneak peek at the some of the projects in our January IDEAS Tutorial Bundle.

My actual tutorial designs are only exclusively shared in the tutorial. So, here is an alternate card using the same stamp set, Thanks A Bunch, and Designer Series Paper, Dandy Designs.

 This month's bundle has projects by 14 global demonstrators. It has over 70 pages and over 35 project ideas! It features almost every Sale A Bration ite , and even stuff out of the January-April Mini. Each tutorial includes a supply list, color photos, instructions and measurements in both imperial and metric.

Would you like to get a copy of these tutorials for your personal use, or even to use the projects in your business?  I offer you 3 ways to either purchase, or get the tutorial bundle for FREE!

1. Place a $35 order here with my online host code to get it free!

2. It is free for all of my direct team members. Join my team 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.

Let's go over to the fabulous Mary Kate's blog to see what she loved about Sale A Bration and has chosen to share with us!

Until next time...

Happy Craftin'!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop: Good Things Come in Small Packages


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 December Paper Pumpkin Kit: Good Things Come in Small Packages.

This month's kit makes 16 Gift Card holders. Each box and band are reversible, making it possible for 16 different designs, or very close to it.

There is also a Good Things Cards & Envelopes add-on. You get 20 cards (5 each of 4 designs) and 20 coordinating envelopes. 

I used one of the add on cards and created this card using kit contents for everything else:

And don't forget the inside...


Glad you could join us, and hope you have been inspired to get your kit out and create. Now, go with me over to Dana's blog to see what alternate project she has created to share with us!


Hope you enjoy the hop! It would be awesome if you leave comments on our projects along the way!! 

Until next time...

Happy Craftin'!

Here is a peek at next month's kit....

Seal your love this season with the Key to My Heart Paper Pumpkin Kit! This month’s kit represents the tradition of locking a padlock on a bridge to symbolize unbreakable love. It comes with everything you need to make 9 darling love-themed cards—3 each of 3 designs. So, no matter who your dance partner or dinner date is, you can make something heartfelt for them this season.  

There is also an add-on for this month too. Cute little treat boxes...

You must sign up by 1/10/23 to get this kit! Click here to order!