February 2020 Paper Pumpkin and alternates! Video!

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!

Please “like”, “share” and SUBSCRIBE! Thank you and God bless!

Kathy Bo

February 2020 Paper Pumpkin Reveal!

My Paper Pumpkin just arrived! It’s just beautiful! I’m already “thinking” ALTERNATES! Click the link and please subscribe! Check out the February 2020 Paper Pumpkin video here!

My store: Click here to shop!

2019 Paper Pumpkin recap!

It was an amazing year of Paper Pumpkin! Check it out!

Are you subscribed? I would love to add you to my fun Pumpkin Heads! We have a Facebook group where I share a few things each month. Go here to sign up! Please be sure to name me as your demonstrator!

Stampin’ Up! Best Dressed

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.

At all.

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.

And here’s the card I made today. Wanna see it live? Check out my Facebook page! I made it again on Monday, January 20, 2020

All the products are listed below, so when you’re ready to order just click on the items and you’ll be in my store!

By the way, just about any sentiment will do! Make it your own!

Like this? Why, thank you! You can follow me on Pinterest!

Thanks for stopping by! God bless.

Product List

Stampin’ Up Sale-A-Bration is ON!

Sale-A-Bration is the BEST time of year for joining Stampin’ Up! or for getting free goodies with your purchase!

Spend $50, choose a free item. Spend $100, choose TWO free items or one at the $100 level! It’s what we wait for each new year!

And check this out: we have a BRAND NEW Mini Catalog! See the image below, and remember: Sale-A-Bration ends March 31!

Shop here!

January 2020 Paper Pumpkin!

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!

Thanks for stopping by! God bless,

Sale-A-Bration and Stampin’ Up!

It’s Sale-A-Bration time!

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!

Click HERE to see the Mini Catalog! (Ends June 2, 2020)

Click HERE to see Sale-A-Bration! (Ends March 30, 2020)

But wait.

THERE’S even MORE! Stampin’ Up! has created a Coordination Product Release that will be available to my customers on Feb 4, 2020! Here’s a video to give you more info!

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!

Thanks, y’all,

God bless!

Card for a Crafty Friend

When Stampin’ Up! came out with this set, it was on the top of my list.img_3668

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. img_3649

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! img_3653

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! img_3659

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! 

Just click on the Product and it will take you right to my store!

It Starts With Art Bundle

It Starts With Art Bundle [151090] $46.75

Take Your Pick

Take Your Pick [144107] $10.00

Snail Adhesive

Snail Adhesive [104332] $7.00

Snail Adhesive Refill

Snail Adhesive Refill [104331] $4.50

Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Multipurpose Liquid Glue [110755] $4.00

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [100730] $9.75

Thinking of You

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:

So simple! Just cut a bit more length (to hold on to) than you need, press with bone folder or another tool and drag lace through. LET IT DRY! You can use your heat tool to dry it faster. Drying it keeps you from getting ink all over your fingers… ask me how I know! LOL!

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.

Thanks for stopping by, and God Bless!

Product List

Stitched Rectangle Dies

Stitched Rectangle Dies [148551] $35.00

Seaside Spray Classic Stampin’ Pad

Seaside Spray Classic Stampin’ Pad [150085] $7.50

Seaside Spray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Seaside Spray 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [150883] $8.75

Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper

Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper [149493] $14.50

Very Vanilla 3/8" (1 Cm) Scalloped Lace Trim

Very Vanilla 3/8″ (1 Cm) Scalloped Lace Trim [149593] $7.00

Snail Adhesive

Snail Adhesive [104332] $7.00

Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Multipurpose Liquid Glue [110755] $4.00

Pearl Basic Jewels

Pearl Basic Jewels [144219] $5.00

Lots to announce!

Stampin’ Up! has a LOT to offer in July and also August this year! Check out the latest on my YouTube channel! Please subscribe! Thank you and God bless, Kathy Bo