Have you tried the Stampin' UP! Paper Pumpkin crafting kits yet?
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These are fun papercrafting kits delivered right to your mailbox each month, with a different craft project each time!! Sometimes they include a variety of cards, sometimes treat or favor boxes or bags, sometimes a home decor item, but always something fun, quick and easy to create!!
The stars aligned, I received my June 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit a couple days ago, and I actually HAD TIME to make it right away!!! I feel like I"m usually about 2 months behind.. but I was able to make these adorable birthday cards with my Paper Pumpkin kit and, as suggested in the box, I combined the supplies with the fantastic Broadway Bound Suite of products!!
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I had so much fun mixing and matching my cardmaking supplies with so many other Stampin' Up! products to add to my Paper Pumpkin cards!! I used the Broadway Lights framelits, Glitter Enamel Dots, Candle Embellishments, Metallic (Gold) Pearls, and the Broadway Bound designer paper! Find the Broadway Bound Suite on pgs 68 and 69 in your new catalog, or, check all the shopping links at the bottom of this post to view them in my online Stampin' Up! store.
Embellishments I added to my June Kit cards: Glitter Enamel dots (above) and Candle Embellishments and Metallic Pearls (below).
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Have you had a chance to use your Lots of Happy Card Kit yet? I LOVED coloring all these gorgeous preprinted flower designs and creating the 20 cards in this kit!! If you haven't purchased this GREAT kit yet, you'll find it on page 15 of the 2018 Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog. You will be able to make 20 cards using the supplies in this kit!
The Lots of Happy card kit is only $35 and comes complete with cards, embellishments, envelopes, a stamp set and even 4 watercolor pencils!!!!! Then, if you want a refill kit, you can order that for only $21 and make 20 more cards!!
In addition to the 4 watercolor pencils that come in this kit, I also used my set of Stampin' UP! watercolor pencils so that I could try other color combinations as shown above. I blended the watercolor pencil images with my Blender Pens. (all supplies listed at the bottom of this post.. click on any product photo to shop in my online store for your supplies)
ABOVE & BELOW: I also used some Stampin' Blends in addition to the watercolor pencils to color some of the preprinted flower images in this card kit.
Below: check out the fun envelopes that come with this kit.. all 20 envelopes have the fun black and white striped flaps inside!!
Take a close look.. can you see the vellum leaves in the cards below? They come in this kit.. already die cut.. just add them to your cards!!!
After I made most of the cards per the suggested designs, I decided to use the rest of the supplies to create 3 totally different cards.. they are shown below. I popped up the color factor, adding Berry Burst and some black and white from the Petal Passion designer paper pack!
"Love you very much" is a portion of one of the Petal Passion Memories & More cards. I just cut it out of the card and added it to this card. Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon adds an amazing POP of color to this card!
I'm totally enjoying coloring with the new Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions catalog products, like the new Brusho Crystal Color, the Lots of Happy Card kit, and the Petal Passion Memories & More cards! All of these products will be available to my Stampin' Up! customers on Jan. 3, 2018 in the new catalog! Need a catalog? let me know! email@example.com
Above Left: new Beautiful Day stamp set, pg 26 Occasions catalog, #145912 (wood mount), #145915 (clear mount), stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Clear embossing powder, colored with Brusho #144101, pg 26 and Aqua painters #103954, on watercolor paper #122959.
Above Right: new Petal Passion Memories & More cards pg 24, #145592, colored with Brusho #144101, pg 26 and Aqua painters #103954
If you missed it, below is a REPLAY of my Facebook live video showing how I colored the samples above with the new Brusho Crystal Color product.. it's amazing and makes you feel like a super cool watercolor artist when you blend it with color from your color spritzer or your Aqua painter!!
Watch the video below for more info!
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Above: new Lots of Happy card kit, pg 15, #146388, colored with Watercolor Pencils #141709, Blender Pens #102845 and Stampin' Blends Markers #147475
If you missed it, below is a REPLAY of my Facebook live video showing how I colored the Lots of Happy card kit samples above with watercolor pencils, blender pens and the new Stampin' Blends markers!!
Watch the video below for more info!
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2 Options for the Lots of Happy Card Kit!
1. purchase the entire kit which includes the stamp set, ink spot, 4 watercolor pencils, ribbon, dimensionals, and all the paper goods to create 20 cards (#146388, pg 15 Occasions catalog)
2. purchase the refill kit which includes the consumable products to create 20 more cards! (#145605, pg 15 Occasions catalog)
The Lots of Happy card kit comes with 4 Watercolor Pencils, but I also grabbed my box of pencils and tried out different color combos with other pencils and my Blender Pens.
Thank you for joining me today! I hope you will create some of these great watercolor cards!
Today, I have some quick, easy and amazing Christmas card ideas to share with you! We created these on the Stamp and Scrap cruise back in September and they all use the Watercolor Christmas card kit (here) as the base, then we added elements from the Quilted Christmas suite, the Musical Season bundle, Merry Cafe stamp set, and the Night in Bethlehem bundle, all found in the 2017 Holiday catalog and linked below above each detailed photo.
GREAT NEWS!!!!The Watercolor Christmas Card kit is ON SALE (while supplies last) for only $16.00!!
I am so excited to share all the details for using your Lovely Words thinlit dies with you, and I have a video tutorial for you today!! yay!! You'll find these Lovely Words thinlits in the new 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! catalog on pg 214 #143733. If you are a customer, you can order these on June 1st!!
Please Watch my Video below with all the details, 3 ideas for using these thinlits, and tips for gluing your thinlits to your project!
If you cannot view the video in an email feed, please CLICK HERE to watch it on my YouTube channel.
I used the stamp set that comes in the Soft Sayings card kit, on page 11 of the new 2017 catalog for stamping the background of the "lovely" heart card. Below are the 4 steps I used and the 4 Stampin' Up! colors I stamped with. You'll notice the are all new In Colors! (see more In Color info here)
hmmmm just noticed that Tranquil Tide got omitted from the 3rd photo .. but that's what I used :)
I used the Sweet & Sassy heart framelits to "frame" my friend die cut .. you can watch the video in this blog post to see how I did that. I love all the options when layering the Sweet & Sassy heart framelits, Layering Circles, Layering Ovals and Stitched Shape framelits all together with the heart, circle and oval in the Lovely Words thinlits!
I really like the random background that the stamping created... don't you?
I used the "To my dear friend" stamp to add some text to the "lovely" heart.. watch the video above to see exactly how I did that!
The Lovely Heart is die cut with Berry Burst cardstock, and the card base and ribbon are both Lemon Lime Twist. I "framed" the lovely heart with a Sweet & Sassy heart and also cut an additional whisper white Sweet & Sassy heart to go behind the lovely heart. If that's confusing, just watch the video to see the details :)
I really like my Hello Friend card!! I used the same to main colors (Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist).. they are so peppy and fresh together!!! I stamped the beautiful flower image from Wood Words (find it on page 159 in the new 2017 catalog) on a diagonal across the 4x4 Whisper White piece, then added the Hello Friend die cut on top. I also used the Stitched Shape framelits on this one.. watch the video above in this post for all those details.
To finish off the card, I die cut a stamped heart (also from the Wood Words set) and added a Glitter enamel dot to the heart. I added a little strip of Lemon Lime Twist paper to the edge of the folded Berry Burst card and then added Berry Burst ribbon. The new In Color ribbon is SUPERB this year!! It feels wonderful and ties knots and bows perfectly!
All of these tips are shown in the video in this blog post, you can see my tips for gluing the die cut using Fine Tip Glue, Silicone craft sheet, and a clear block :)
These Glitter Enamel dots are AMAZING!!! I love them!! So pretty and the perfect touch for any crafting project!
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Stampin' Up! shared some wonderful videos on their YouTube Channel and I thought you might enjoy viewing them to learn more about some of the suites and products in the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! catalog! If you don't have a demonstrator and need a catalog, please contact me and let me know so I can send you one! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
SOFT SAYINGS CARD KIT:
If you have your Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Catalog handy, you can turn to pages 10 and 11 to see the Soft Sayings card kit and all of the wonderful products it includes! You'll receive a stamp set plus the supplies to make 20 cards when you buy this kit!! AND .. bonus... if you want to make more cards, Stampin' Up! is offering a REFILL Kit!! yay!! :)
Watch the VIDEO ABOVE to see all the details for creating the Soft Sayings card kit!
Order it beginning June 1st, #145466, $35.00
WOOD TEXTURES SUITE:
Now, if you'll flip to pages 158 and 159, you'll find the delightful Wood Textures Suite of products! I especially love the wood grain 6x6 paper stack in this suite!
Watch the VIDEO ABOVE to see all the details for using the Wood Textures Suite of products!
COLOR THEORY SUITE:
Now, join me on pages 146-147 to explore the Color Theory Suite!! What fun!! I love this color palette and the accessories and stamp set and dies!!!
Watch the VIDEO ABOVE to enjoy a more in depth view of these Color Theory products!
AT HOME WITH YOU BUNDLE:
Now flip to page 54 and check out the At Home with You bundle!! Save 10% when you purchase the stamp set and framelits together! :)
Watch the VIDEO ABOVE to see the At Home bundle in action and learn what you can make with this fun door and accessories!!
Again, remember, new products are available beginning June 1st to customers, or now on a "preorder" demonstrator order to all Stampin' Up! demonstrators.
If you are one of my Paper Pumpkin Subscribers, you will find it VERY helpful to watch the video below. It's full of amazingly helpful tips for creating the watercolor cards in the April Paper Pumpkin kit designed by Stampin' Up! CEO Sara Douglass!
If you are one of my subscribers, thank you!!
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Watch the video below to learn fantastic watercoloring tips to create your April Paper Pumpkin cards, and to see the FREE GIFT that was included in this kit!
Remember, one of the perks of being a Paper Pumpkin subscriber is that you can purchase past kits and refill kits!! CLICK HERE to see them all!
Each month I create and mail out cards to the top 15 in sales in my Luv 2 Stamp group (team of demonstrators in my Stampin' UP! downline). To celebrate the top in sales for the month of February, I sent these Pretty Pocket cards to my top sellers so that they would have a fun birthday card idea to recreate!!
These quick and easy pocket cards are one of the Free Sale-a-Bration product offerings for 2017 from Stampin' Up! and I embellished them with these Stampin' Up! products:
Party Animal Designer Paper (candles), #142738, pg 3 2017 Occasions catalog
Mini paper clips, #142766, pg 15 2017 Occasions catalog
Best Badge Punch, #140633, pg 186 annual catalog
2016-2018 In Color and Brights Enamel shapes, pg 177 annual catalog
The insert pulls out to reveal the greeting and your hand written note. I embellished it with fun birthday paper, accessories and stamps as noted above.
You may have noticed the Sale a Bration glimmer paper in the cards above.. remember.. this amazing 6x6 pack of glimmer paper is available only while supplies last with your $50 order.
CLICK HERE to view the brochure with the 3 new releases, including the glimmer paper!
Use my tip below and punch out a scrap of designer paper with the Best Badge Punch, then fold it over the insert for a really cute "pull-tab" topper! I secured it with some Fast Fuse adhesive but added the mini paper clip for "cuteness" :)
I thought it was a totally cute idea to just cut out one strip of the candles from the 12x12 Party Animals designer paper piece.. so quick and easy!
I do believe that the Birthday Bright stamp set on page 13 of the 2017 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog is a hidden gem. Since it's featured at 1/2 size in the catalog, I feel it's been overlooked. Please take a look at this amazing and wonderful set before it's too late.. this catalog retires on May 31, 2017!
Offer expires 3/31/17 or while supplies last!
January 4 - March 31, 2017
Do you have the new Sale a Bration brochure pictured above? If not, please contact me so I can send one to you!
You will see all of the great free products when you look inside!
Birthday Cards! It's that time of year to be sure you have a stack on hand to send out in 2017!!
Beginning on Jan. 4, 2017, watch for this great Birthday Bright card kit Stampin' Up! is offering in the 2017 Occasions catalog! It includes all of your consumable supplies PLUS a wonderful (and colorful!) storage box to keep the 12 birthday cards and 12 birthday tags you create!!
You can use one of your own birthday stamp sets, or, order the coordinating stamp set. Find it all on page 13 in the 2017 Occasions catalog. Need a catalog? Let me know!
Click the photo below to enlarge it to see the 12 fun Birthday cards and 12 delightful gift tags you will create with this kit!
Below: Supplies included in the kit.
For a fun up close look at this new kit available on Jan. 4, 2017, WATCH THE VIDEO below!
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Birthday Bright Project Kit supplies available 1/4/17 in my online store!
I am looking for your input regarding Stampin' Up! card and project kits today!! You can help me by reading these questions and responding by clicking on COMMENTS at the bottom of this blog post and leaving your feedback! :)
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I loved creating the October Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Shaker Card kits!! What a great kit!! I also loved embellishing them with some die cut pinecones from the Pretty Pines thinlit die selection, new in the 2016 Holiday catalog from Stampin' Up! Find them on page 19 in the holiday catalog, or HERE in my online store.
Shaker cards are difficult to photograph because you can't see them "shake" :) and the window sheets have a lot of glare, but I hope you enjoy these ideas! In addition to creating the cards the way the instructions in the kit suggest, I also used Pumpkin Pie Glimmer paper, Gold Glimmer paper and Gold Foil paper behind the leaf die cut shapes, just for some fun interest!
Below, my shaker card version with Pumpkin Pie Glimmer paper behind the leaf die cut shapes.. so pretty!! I also embellished all of my Paper Pumpkin cards with pinecone die cut shapes.
After I punched out the leaf shapes on the cards, I used a sponge brayer to color them various fall colors and added them to the front of my cards.
Are you a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber? You will get a fun crafting kit in your mailbox each month when you subscribe! This kit for October created 8 shaker cards. Subscribe here, and you can purchase the refill kits for these shaker cards here!
What do you think.. isn't the glimmer paper pretty behind the shaker card cut out shapes!?
Below.. my 2 "alternate" card ideas using the Paper Pumpkin supplies and some paper from my Warmth & Cheer Paper Stack!
I added some Gold Wink of Stella to the die cut pinecones to make them a little glitzy.
Below: I die cut the squares with my new Stitched Shape dies!
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