Paper Pumpkin April 2019, Sentimental Rose

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which are alternative creations from the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin, Sentimental Rose! From this kit you can make 9 note sized cards, but I thought I would share with you some full-size alternatives using just a few extra supplies. What is so nice about this month’s kit is that you can a variety of cards with the sentiments! Today’s cards will be using the Mother’s Day sentiment.

For the card on the right, I cut the note sized card base in half (or on the score line), the printed side will be used for the base layer and the blank side will be used for the inside of the card. You will also need this label, stamping the sentiment in Gray Granite ink, one of the corrugated labels, this layering base layer, stamping the rose in Flirty Flamingo ink:

To assemble the card front, adhere the stamped layer to the base layer, use enough baker’s twine to wrap around twice and tie into a knot, adhere the sentiment piece to the corrugated label, adhering with dimensionals. I decided to use one of the Mint Macaron enamel dots for the center of the rose:

This completed piece is adhered to a Gray Granite cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, the sentiment and rose are stamped in Flirty Flamingo ink and the leaves are stamped in Mint Macaron ink:

For the card on the left, I cut the note sized card base in half at the score line, the printed side will be used for the base layer and the blank side will be used for the inside of the card. You will also need one of the corrugated element pieces, one of the flower bases, and baker’s twine, folding a piece in half and tying into a bow, sniping the end pieces:

Adhere the flower base to the corrugated element piece (if you turn it the right way, it is layered so that the corrugated element piece is layered perfectly underneath):

Adhere this piece to the base layer, stamp the sentiment in Calypso Coral ink, and then adhere the baker’s twine with a glue dot. :

This completed piece is adhered to a Calypso Coral card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. I decided to add some rhinestones, which I colored with Dark Calypso Coral and Dark Flirty Flamingo:

The inside sentiment and rose are stamped in Calypso Coral ink and the leaves are stamped in Mint Macaron ink:

Aren’t these quick and easy full-size alternatives?? If you missed my previous post, you can see it HERE, which is another alternative from this stamp set! I love how many alternative sentiments are in this month’s kit. If you are thinking about signing up for Paper Pumpkin, let me know and I will answer your questions!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!  

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Gallery Grunge meets Butterfly Gala!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the Gallery Grunge stamp set and the new Butterfly Gala Bundle from the 2019 Occasions Catalog! What is in the Butterfly Gala Bundle? A super cute photopolymer stamp set and a coordinating punch! What I love about this set is that there are 4 butterfly designs that you can stamp and are made so that you punch them out perfectly! There are some very sweet sentiments and butterfly backgrounds to fill in the design, or you can color them in with your Stampin’ Blends. Today’s card is a great way to #makeacard and #sendacard to let a special someone know you are thinking of them, so let’s get started!

The card base is Gray Granite cardstock, cut at 4 ½” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used the “plank floor” stamp from Gallery Grunge in Gray Granit ink to create a background:

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For the front of the card, I stamped this butterfly design on Whisper White cardstock in Memento ink. To get three butterflies, I stamped the whole image first and then inked up just the small butterfly again and stamped that towards the edge of the cardstock. The punch and the stamps have the big butterfly on the bottom and the small butterfly on top. I then colored the butterflies in with Light Petal Pink, Light Flirty Flamingo, and Light Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends and then added a Wink of Stella, then punching out. The sentiment is in Gray Granite ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the second smallest oval die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. You will also need a 3” piece of Burlap Ribbon and 3 of the 5mm Pearls, which I colored with the Light Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blend:

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To assemble the card front, adhere the base layer to the card base. I first adhered the Burlap Ribbon with glue dots and then adhered the sentiment with dimensionals on top. I next adhered the butterflies with mini dimensionals and then added the colored pearls:

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The inside is Whisper White cardstock, which I stamped and colored the same butterflies as the front, also with some Wink of Stella. I left this blank so this can be used for any occasion it may be needed for:

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Do you decorate your envelopes? I sure do and for this envelope the same butterfly design and colors are used, along with Wink of Stella, to tie them all together. I love decorating the envelope, but I do keep it very simple and it will tie into what the card being sent is about:

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Another quick and easy card that is sure to put a smile on your recipient’s face! Remember, it doesn’t have to be a holiday or special occasion to send a card, #makeacard and #sendacard is a sweet way to brighten someone’s day!!

Wondering what specials are going on?? Current specials are listed to the right!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog!

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products and don’t forget to print out your shopping list on the righthand side, under Follow Me!

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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OnStage Hartford 2018!

I was fortunate to be able to attend OnStage this year in Hartford, Connecticut! I had an absolutely wonderful time, was able to reconnect with old friends and meet several new! Our team, Stamp It Group, had the pleasure of honoring our up-line, Tami White, and her momentous achievement of $2 Million in sales! We were also given the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, but sadly I can only show the cover! Once you get your hands on this, you will not be able to put it down! I love it! So stay tuned, I walked away with some goodies that I am able to share and also was able to purchase some products from the catalog that will be here in a couple of days! Next week will be full of new and exciting products!! Can you see how many sticky notes I have!

So for today’s special post, I’m sharing some of the pictures from my trip and the wonderful friends I made!

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Congratulations to Tami!!

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Having fun with the photo booth, thank you Rachael!!

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Having fun and getting creative with new products!!

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Dinner and fun with friends!!

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Stamp it group in Hartford!!

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share the fun!

Sweet as can be!

Today I’m sharing another creation from the Moon Baby and Dare to Dream stamp sets! This is really the first time I’ve used Dare to Dream, which is a hostess set from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, considering it’s been sitting on my shelf since I won it at OnStage last April!

I first started with a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼” and again at 2 1/8”:

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After folding the front panel pieces, I used the “hot air balloon” from Dare to Dream and stamped in Melon Mambo ink:

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On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the “baby with the umbrella” in Black Archival ink. The Designer Series Paper used is from Painted with Love, cut out with the largest scalloped Layering Squares Framelits, and the baby is cut out with the 2nd largest square framelit:

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Then color in the umbrella with Melon Mambo Stampin Write Marker, the baby’s pajamas with the Powder Pink Stampin’ Write Marker, the baby’s hands and face are colored in with Ivory Stampin’ Blends, and the hair with Bronze Stampin’ Write Marker. This is then adhered to the scalloped square piece of DSP:

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The inside is a piece of 1 ½” x 5 ½” DSP and a piece of 2 5/8” x 5 ½” Whisper White cardstock. I used Multipurpose Glue on these pieces to give me a chance to set them on the inside. The sentiment is from Dare to Dream, stamped in Melon Mambo ink, and added some stars in Powder Pink ink. I used adhesive on the left side of the layering square piece, centering in the middle:

With the different colors on this DSP, you could change to Powder Pink or even Rich Razzleberry! I love this super cute card, what do you think?

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!


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Happy 2018!

Hello and welcome to Christina’s Creative Corner!

After the hustle and bustle of getting creative for the holidays, I found myself needing a couple of New Year’s cards for people that I was not going to see until after the New Year. I was inspired by Tami White and the cards that she made and decided to make my own version. The base of the card is in Island Indigo, I used the Large Number Framelits Dies for the 2018 on the Soft Sky Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper, and I used a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock to heat emboss “Happy” in Silver Embossing Powder from the Number of Years stamp set, using the Banner Triple Punch on the ends. I trimmed a Window Sheet down so that it was big enough to cover the 2018 to make this a shaker card. I lined the edge of the Window Sheet with Foam Adhesive Strips, placed some Frosted Sequins Embellishments (these are retired; however, you can use the Metallics Sequin Assortment) on the Window Sheet, placed the Soft Sky Foil DSP on top, and then adhered this to the Island Indigo base. Stampin’ Dimensionals were used on the piece of Whisper White Cardstock. The inside sentiment I used from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set, which I stamp in Soft Sky, and used a Sponge Dauber with Island Indigo ink around the edge. Hope you enjoy this shaker card and thanks for stopping by!

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