Paper Pumpkin April 2019, Sentimental Rose p3

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which are my final two alternative creations from the Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin kit! These are quick and easy cards to make with just a few extra supplies. 

For the card on the left, you will start with this card base design and cut in half at the score line. You will also need this design from the layering card fronts, stamp the rose in Gray Granite ink, one of the corrugated labels, one of the die-cut labels and stamping the sentiment in Gray Granite ink, and the baker’s twine:

To assemble the card front, adhere the stamped card front layer to the base layer, tie the baker’s twine around the corrugated label into a bow, adhere this to the stamped layer, adhere the sentiment label with dimensionals towards to upper right corner, and then I added three of the enamel dots in Mint Macaron:

This is then adhered to a So Saffron cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside is the other half of the cut card base, the sentiment and rose are stamped in Gray Granite ink:

For the card on the right, you will use the So Saffron card base design, cut in half down the score line. You will also need one of the corrugated element pieces, the flower layering card front, baker’s twine, and one of the die-cut labels, stamping the sentiment in Gray Granite ink:

To assemble the card front, adhere the flower layering card front onto the corrugated element, adhere this to the So Saffron base layer, tie the baker’s twine around the base layer into a bow, and adhere the sentiment with dimensionals. This is then adhered to a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Basic Black cardstock and then adhere this to a 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½” Gray Granite cardstock card base. I added a rhinestone to the middle of the rose for a little extra bling:

For the inside, use the other half of the card base and stamp the rose in Gray Granite ink. I left out a sentiment so I could use it for any congratulatory reason:

Both of these are very quick and easy! While I showed you different sentiments to use, you could always use the Happy Mother’s Day stamp for them all! If you have been thinking about subscribing to Paper Pumpkin or want to reactivate your subscription, here’s a sneak-peek at May’s kit HERE and you have until May 10thto sign up for this sweet kit!

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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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Paper Pumpkin April 2019, Sentimental Rose p2

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which are two more alternative creations from the Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin kit! Since this kit has several sentiments you can use, I thought today I would show you a couple quick and easy birthday cards by utilizing the supplies in the kit to create a full-size card with just a few extra products.

For the card on the left, I cut the So Saffron note card base in half at the score line and you will also need one of the coordinating labels, one of the corrugated labels, and enough baker’s twine to fold in half and tie into a bow:

I first started by stamping the rose in Merry Merlot ink, covered the stamped image with a mask that I created, and then stamped the rose two more times: 

The sentiment is stamped on the label in Merry Merlot ink, adhered to the corrugated label, and this piece is adhered with dimensionals. The bow is adhered with a glue dot, I added rhinestones to the rose centers, and then this piece is adhered to a Merry Merlot cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, I used the other half of the note card base, stamped the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink, and then stamped the leaves in So Saffron and Mossy Meadow inks:

For the card on the right, I cut this note card base in half at the score line, one of the layering card fronts, the die cut flower and leaves, a corrugated label, and this die cut label:

Since this layering piece is going to be adhered horizontally and is too long, I trimmed ¾” off one end so that it measures 4 ¼”:

To assemble the front, adhere the layering piece across the middle of the base layer, adhere the leaves to the back of the rose and then adhere this with dimensionals, stamp the sentiment in Flirty Flamingo ink on the label, adhere this to the corrugated label, and then adhere that to horizontal piece. I also added one of the Flirty Flamingo enamel dots to the center of the rose:

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

For the inside, I used the other have of the note card base, stamped the sentiment and rose in Flirty Flamingo ink and stamped the leaves in Mint Macaron ink:

Quick and easy, right?? I really do love how this kit has versatile sentiments and it’s so easy to use everything to make lovely alternatives!

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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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Mother’s Day Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Mother’s Day Theme Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller, I’m an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia, and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop or you have hopped on over from another site, thank you for letting me share my creation today! So, let’s get started!

For my Mother’s Day card, I am featuring the stamp set from the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin, Sentimental Rose. This stamp set is a photopolymer distINKtive set, with a beautiful rose and leaf stamps, and versatile sentiments. While the kit makes the smaller notecards, I am making an alternative full-size card featuring three of the retiring 2017-2019 InColors. I will miss these retiring InColors, they complement each other so well!

The base layer is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Powder Pink cardstock, embossed with the Tufted DTIEF:

To create the rose stamped cardstock, first cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 3’ x 4” and then stamp the rose on a scrap piece of paper and fussy cut out to use as a mask:

I first stamped the rose in Fresh Fig ink about the middle of the cardstock, applied the mask on top, stamped the rose again in each corner in Powder Pink ink, and then I stamped the leaves in Lemon Lime Twist ink:

Additionally, you will need enough Fresh Fig Sheer Ribbon to tie into a bow around the embossed base layer, stamp the sentiment in Fresh Fig ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, cut out with the smallest Stitched Rectangle Framelit, and then use the next size up framelit to cut a piece from Fresh Fig cardstock to layer the sentiment on:

To assemble the card front, tie the ribbon around the embossed base layer into a bow and then adhere the stamped cardstock with dimensionals:

Layer and adhere the rectangle cardstock together, place a dimensional on one end, and adhesive on the other end. This will secure the layered sentiment to the stamped cardstock and also keep it level with the stamped cardstock with the dimensional on the opposite end:

This piece is then adhered to a Fresh Fig cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I thought the flowers needed just a little something more, so I placed a pearl from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls in the middle. If you do not have these, you can use a Rhinestone or Pearl Basic Jewel instead:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Fresh Fig ink, stamp the rose in the corner in Fresh Fig ink, and stamp the leaf in Lemon Lime Twist ink. I added some Wink of Stella to the middle of the rose, you can’t really see it, except where the area is lighter:

This is a great alternative for the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin and with the versatile sentiments, you can do this for any occasion! Be sure to join me next week as I share more alternative creations from this Paper Pumpkin!

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!

This month’s giveaway:

The winner from the Easter Theme Blog Hop is:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your first and last name and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop tour:

1. Tami White  
2. Luly Gonzalez  
3. Linda Cullen  
4. Pam Nichols  
5. Christina Miller  
6. Rachael Rife  
7. Tina Wardell  
8. Jodie Ball  
9. Shannon Lorenz-Hatch  
10. Lori Mueller  
11. Gigi Melone  
12. Liz Holloway  
13. Kim Quade  

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Poppin’ Birthday-Paper Pumpkin Alternative p3

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are my last two alternatives for the March 2019 Paper Pumpkin, Poppin’ Birthday! This kit has been so fun and full of alternative possibilities! While I have showed you four alternatives (made two cards of each design), I still have tons of Paper Pumpkin product left to make even more cards. These last two cards will show you one way to use the pop-out insert and to make a #simplestamping birthday card just using the stamps from the kit.

For the card on the right, I first started with a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock for the base layer for the card front. I first stamped the confetti stamp in Daffodil Delight ink:

I used the party hat stamp in Bermuda Bay, Poppy Parade, and Flirty Flamingo inks. From the confetti die-cut numbers, I used the 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1, positioning them diagonally, starting with the 5 in one corner and the 1 in the opposite corner, making it like a “countdown” before the card is opened:

For the inside of the card, I used the present pop-out, stamping the sentiments in Poppy Parade ink and adhering two of the die-cut bows:

The card base is Poppy Parade cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. Instead of using the Tear & Tape provided with the kit, I used liquid glue to adhere the pop-out to the inside of the card (this will give you a little wiggle room for adjustments and lining up):

I adhered the base layer to the front of the card and then I also used the E clear block to press the card down to allow the inside glue to set:

Finally for my last card, this idea was inspired by how to use the stamps after you have already used all the contents from the kit to make all those beautiful cards!

Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” for the base layer. The streamer is stamped in Daffodil Delight ink, the party hat in Flirty Flamingo ink, and the balloons in Bermuda Bay ink, the string is hand drawn in with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker:

This is adhered with dimensionals to a Whisper White cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside sentiment is stamped in Poppy Parade ink and the streamer is stamped in Daffodil Delight ink:

Quick and easy cards to make for some fun birthday wishes! A quick and easy way to make a bunch of birthday cards to have on hand is to cut up some Whisper White cardstock for the base layer and inside sentiment, stamp them in the colors you have on hand, and then cut up coordinating cardstock for the card base! You can make two cards at once by doing this!!

Here’s a little funny bonus card that I made, this popped into my head right after I opened the box and saw the die cut numbers! lol

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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Poppin’ Birthday-Paper Pumpkin Alternative p2

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are two more alternatives for the March 2019 Paper Pumpkin, Poppin’ Birthday! I can honestly say this has been such a fun kit to create these alternative ideas to share with you! If you missed my previous post for the first two alternatives, you can see them here. So, let’s get started with today’s cards, which you can make two of each!

Starting with the card on the right, take the pop-out cake sheet and cut the cake pieces out along the score lines:

You will adhere the die-cut candles to the back, cut two for the top, two for the middle, and three for the bottom: 

For the base layer, cut the striped card base into two pieces, measuring 4” x 5 ¼” each:

The sentiment for the card front is stamped on the die-cut piece from the kit in Bermuda Bay ink, I lined the “happy” and the “birthday” up on a single block, and adhered one of the die-cut party hats:

To assemble the card front, I adhered the cake layers together, adhered this piece to the base layer with dimensionals, and then adhered the sentiment piece with dimensionals:

This is then adhered to a Bermuda Bay cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside sentiment, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink, the streamers in Daffodil Delight ink, and the party hat in Poppy Parade ink:

For the card on the left, you will cut down the striped card base into two base layers, measuring 4” x 5 ¼”, use two of the white die-cut labels, two of the die-cut party hats, two of die-cut bows, five of the polka dot die-cut numbers (I used the odd numbers), and two of the die-cut striped rectangle pieces:

Stamp the sentiment on the die-cut label in Poppy Parade ink and adhere the die-cut party hat and bow:

Adhere the striped die-cut piece to the base layer (this is a little longer across, so just snip the extra off), arrange the numbers where you want them, adhere them with mini dimensionals (except the one behind the sentiment, use snail), and then adhere the sentiment with dimensionals:

This completed piece is adhered to a Thick Whisper White cardstock card base, measuring 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, stamp the sentiment and party hat in Poppy Parade ink and the streamers in Daffodil Delight ink:

Here is the second card I made, but this time I used the even numbers from the confetti die-cut numbers:

Another quick and easy set of alternatives! These cards are a great way to use up the products from the kit and make your own special birthday card!! I have two more alternatives that I will be sharing with you next time!

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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Poppin’ Birthday-Paper Pumpkin Alternative

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are my first two alternatives for the March 2019 Paper Pumpkin, Poppin’ Birthday! This month celebrated Paper Pumpkin’s 6thbirthday, which not only included everything you needed to make 8 super cute birthday cards with coordinating envelopes, but you received a special stamp set for free! Now, if you are unfamiliar with Paper Pumpkin or missed out, you can see the video here. I on the other hand, couldn’t wait to share with you my alternatives, so let’s get started with the first two!

For card #1, you will be able to make two cards from this layout by trimming the confetti card base into two pieces measuring 4” x 5 ¼” and cutting the presents pop-out insert out along the score lines (this will give you six pieces). I adhered the bows from the kit to the presents, stamped the sentiment in Bermuda Bay on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and punching out with the 2” Circle Punch and punching a piece of Silver Foil Sheet with the Starburst Punch to layer the sentiment on. The balloons are stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight ink, punched out with the Balloon Bouquet Punch, and then tied a piece of Silver & Whisper White Baker’s Twine on each end:

The presents are adhered to the base layer and the sentiments and balloons are adhered with dimensionals:

This is then adhered to a Basic Black card base, cut at 4 ¼”x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

The inside is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment is stamped in Bermuda Bay ink and the streamers are stamped in Daffodil Delight ink:

For card #2, you will also be able to make two of these cards. First start with two of the die-cut candles and one of the die-cut striped rectangle pieces, layer the die-cut candles one behind the other so you can see the back candle in between the front candles, and remove the adhesive backing from the back set to adhere to the front set:

Then you will remove the adhesive backing from the front of the candles to adhere them to the back of the striped rectangle piece, which now makes this piece look like a birthday cake:

You will cut one of the confetti card bases into two 4” x 5 ¼” pieces (this will be your base layer) and then cut a 3 ½” x 4 ¾” piece of Whisper White cardstock:

I used this burst stamp from the Birthday Backgrounds stamp set in Daffodil Delight ink on the piece of Whisper White cardstock:

Adhere the birthday cake piece with dimensionals and then adhere this piece to the base layer:

I used some Basic Black Satin Ribbon to tie a bow around the front of the base layer and then adhered this completed piece to a Flirty Flamingo card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, the sentiment is stamped in Flirty Flamingo ink and the burst is stamped in Daffodil Delight ink:

Fun and easy alternative card ideas! While I love the cards that the kit makes, it really was so easy to incorporate other products that I already have on hand! Stay tuned as I have two more alternatives to share with you next time!

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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To You & Yours-Paper Pumpkin Alternative p3

Hello and welcome to today’s cards, which are two more alternative ideas for the November 2018 Paper Pumpkin, To You & Yours. I decided to “step up” these cards by adding some shimmer paint, embossing, and die cutting. I wanted to create Christmas cards this still used the Paper Pumpkin supplies, but also make them a “wow” card that is still easy to make.

For the card on the left, start with Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½” for your card base:

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The base layer is the card base from the kit, which I cut two pieces at 4” x 5 ¼”, I used a sponge and applied Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint all over the front, and after this dried (it dries quickly), I embossed with the Softly Falling TIEF:

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For the front sentiment, I cut the vanilla plaid base layer at 1 ¾” (this will give you three pieces at 1 ¾” x 4”) and punched one end with the Banner Triple Punch. The sentiment is heat embossed in Gold Emboss Powder on one of the square die cuts, tied a piece of the linen ribbon into a bow, use one of the vellum circles die cut, and six of die cut pine boughs:

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Adhere the vellum circle to the plaid paper and then just place on the base layer (do not adhere). Adhere the pine boughs to the vellum circle towards the top left and bottom right “corners”. Placing the paper and vellum base on the embossed base layer will help ensure that the pine boughs are not sticking out over the edge and will fit in the envelope properly:

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You will then adhere the square die cut over the vellum circle with dimensionals. To complete the card front, adhere the base layer to the card base and then adhere the sentiment piece with dimensionals:

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The inside sentiment is on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink. I used the tree from the Winter Woods stamp set in Garden Green ink, placed some Embossing Paste around the tree to make it look like snow, and then used Dark Cherry Cobbler, Dark Daffodil Delight, and Dark Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends to color some Basic Rhinestone Jewels to look like ornaments. The star is stamped in Daffodil Delight ink and then colored in with a Blender Pen:

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For the card on the right, start with Thick Very Vanilla cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼” for the card base:

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The base layer is the card base from the kit, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. This piece is embossed with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF and then I gently dragged my VersaMark pad across, sprinkled Gold Embossing Powder across, and then set using my Heat Tool:

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For the front of the card, you will need to cut out the deer in and flowers in Gold Foil using the dies from In the Woods, cut a piece of the linen ribbon long enough to tie around the deer’s neck (to look like a scarf), I used Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend to color the rhinestone in the middle of the flower, two of the pine bough die cuts, cut the red plaid base layer in half (this will give you two pieces at 2” x 5 ¼”), and the sentiment is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink on a ½” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with the end punched out with the Banner Triple Punch:

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Adhere the base layer to the card base, adhere the plaid paper across the base layer, adhere the deer to the right side, adhere the pine boughs to the plaid paper with glue dots, adhere the gold flowers to the sentiment with glue dots, and then adhere the sentiment over the pine boughs with dimensionals:

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For the inside sentiment, I heat embossed this and the deer from the Winter Woods stamp set in Gold Emboss Powder:

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Aren’t those easy?? So now you have at least four more Christmas card that you can make from this Paper Pumpkin as alternatives! Here is all six cards from this week and if you CASE’d these, you will have a total of twelve cards!

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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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