Y’all. I love this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit! It’s so versatile and the colors are just perfect! Here’s my unboxing video of the February 2020 Paper Pumpkin! Check out the link in the next paragraph for the alternates!
Here are my alternates, and I used some extra goodies from our annual catalog to make them extra special! There’s one that is SO dainty and SIMPLE! While I do enjoy a simple (and stunning, I might add) design, I also really enjoy stepping up my cards a bit. You’ll see it all HERE!
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This bundle, y’all! Now y’all know I’m honest. I have to tell you I didn’t buy it right away.
Because I’m not girly.
But then I saw all the projects. I saw them on our demonstrator’s site. I saw them on YouTube. I saw them on Pinterest. Suddenly, and without notice, I had to order it and CASE this design from someone on Pinterest called Secret Stamper.
The January 2020 Paper Pumpkin arrived today! I AM SMITTEN, Y’ALL!
Of course, you don’t want to miss out on the next one, so go to my store, click on Paper Pumpkin and please be sure to name me as your demonstrator! It’s super easy to sign up, and you can pause or cancel at any time.
What a great gift, too! How about for someone who loves to craft but has to travel? Perfect.
How about someone who has all the space, time and crafting stuff? Still perfect! These babies can be blinged out and made into amazing works of craft art!
How about someone with limited space but may enjoy creating a bit? Perfect!
Make a list of three people you think would love this, share my page with them and let’s have fun together!
Check out the NEW kids on the block! The Jan 3, 2020 release of the Mini Catalog and the always exciting Sale-A-Bration catalog!
I am so excited to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, ESPECIALLY during the months of January-March each year!
This is the time of year you can get FREE goodies from Stampin’ Up! with your purchases! Spend $50 USA and receive an item free from that level. Spend $100 USA and get an item free from that level OR two from the $50 level!
Just when you think you’ve seen all the fun stuff, there’s a little more I’d like to share: Every Monday at 8 pm EST, I produce a LIVE video on my page on Facebook. Click here to follow my page! We never know what will happen next!
But what about YouTube. you ask? Well, here’s just one of my Stamping 101 videos I created to help you better understand the variety of stamps you’ll see along the way. There are several Stamping 101 videos on my channel and I hope you’ll check them out, subscribe and share!
When Stampin’ Up! came out with this set, it was on the top of my list.
I loved that it would be perfect to use in cards for my crafty friends, journaling and so many other things!
It’s called “It Starts With Art” and is available as a bundle that includes the stamps and die set.
I had some cute polka dot paper that is green on one side. I used my Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut the center out.
I flipped the paper to the green and put it back in the center. I then stamped, colored and die cut elements to use on my card.
Stampin’ Up! has alcohol markers that coordinate perfectly with their inks and embellishments, BUT I had already begun working on my stash of Copic markers long before they first introduced them. I had to forego buying the collection and I use what I have.
First, I just placed the elements to see where i wanted them to go, no glue yet. I used a Jewel Picker to handle the narrow pieces. I realized later I could totally have used my Take Your Pick Tool!
It’s a great tool for jobs such as this.
I wanted to place things equally, so using a ruler, I centered the sentiment first. I then placed the little bottles and the red marker. This helped me to evenly place the rest.
Finally, I created the perfect card for my sweet friend. She and I used to always craft together, and then I moved away. I would be so heartbroken if not for FaceTime! We get to spend a few hours together almost every week. It’s not the same, but it is so good to have this wonderful way to enjoy some time together. And by the way, those CUTE paper clips are REAL paper! They cut out with the dies and y’all, I’m just crazy about them!
By the way, the BEST way to get all the things is to join Stampin’ Up! I welcome hobbyists as well as those of you who want to make this a business. JOIN FOR $99 and GET $155 WORTH OF YOUR CHOICE! This offer expires Aug 31 2019, so it’s now or you’ll miss out! Questions? Comment below or contact me through my store info!
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This sweet card is for a dear friend who lost her husband at this time last year.
What I love about it: It was simple to make, it features dyed lace trim using a SUPER simple technique and the pearls and stitched rectangle just make this card beautiful.
What’s this about dyed lace? Well, all you need to do is cut the desired length of lace trim, and press while dragging it across your ink pad! Like this:
I cut the card base at 5 1/2 by 8 1/2, then scored the 8 1/2 to 4 1/4. Folded, it measures standard A2 as 5 1/2 by 4 1/4.
The next layer is the Nobel Peacock Designer Series Paper. I cut that layer at 3 3/4 by 5.
Next, I folded a doily (from my stash) over the left edge and used snail adhesive to adhere it. I cut the three lengths of lace trim, dyed one (see above) and then wrapped one length around the peacock paper, taping the ends on the back of the layer. I repeated this for the dyed piece as well as the third length of trim. I made a small bow and set that aside.
Next, I stamped the sentiment “Thinking of You”. This is not a Stampin’ Up! stamp, but there are many choices in the catalog with this sentiment. I then die cut the sentiment with one of the rectangle stitched dies, and using snail adhesive, I placed it on the card at an angle.
Adding the Pearl Basic Jewels took a bit of extra glue. Maybe because of the textured trim, but probably because of the ink dye, the adhesive backing on the little pearls isn’t enough to hold on. I used Tombow Liquid Glue for this.
Add the bow and boom! You’ve got a super simple, yet elegant card!
Below is a product list that links directly to my store. Please do visit, and remember, joining between now and August 31, 2019 means you pay $99 and get $155 worth of your choice of product. That’s $30 MORE than the regular $125. In addition, you’ll receive a $10 coupon by email! It’s a great time to join, whether you are just a hobbyist or want to do this as a biz. Either way, if you’re in the U.S., I can help! Just contact me.