Paper Pumpkin June 2019-A Little Smile Alternative

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is my kick off for alternative’s to Paper Pumpkin’s June 2019 kit, A Little Smile! June is usually a pretty busy month for me with the new catalog and family vacation, so I usually take a break from PP….but, I was too distracted to suspend this month’s kit! This kit is so stinking adorable that I’m not disappointed I forgot! This week will be all about full size alternatives since the kit makes note size cards. Each card inspiration will incorporate a little more to “step it up”, but today we are going to keep it basic and only add cardstock and ink!

For card #1, you will need the products from the kit on the right (cut the back of the note card piece off) and then cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 ¾” x 5” and stamp the sand dollar and star in Coastal Cabana ink (stamp off first, then stamp 2ndand 3rdgeneration ink) and the coral is stamped in Crumb Cake ink (stamp off first):

Use the twine from the kit to wrap around the Whisper White cardstock layer, adhere the coral die cut vellum behind the palm tree piece, adhere this to the note card front piece, and then adhere the star:

This piece is then adhered on top of the Whisper White cardstock base layer and then adhered to a Crumb Cake cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

The inside is a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, the sentiment, sand dollar, and star are stamped in Coastal Cabana ink (only the sentiment is not stamped off first) and the texture stamp from the kit is stamped in Crumb Cake ink, stamping off first:

For card #2, you will need products from the kit on the right (the back of the note card is trimmed off), the sentiment is stamped in Crumb Cake ink, and a 3 ¾” x 5” piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, stamping the sand dollar 1st and 2nd generation: 

Adhere the sentiment to the laser-cut vellum circle, use adhesive behind the label to adhere the vellum circle to the note card layer, adhere the prawns behind the sand dollar and then adhere this to the note card layer:

Adhere the note card layer to the Crumb Cake cardstock base layer, tie a piece of twine into a bow around the bottom, and then adhere this to a Coastal Cabana cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside is Whisper White cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and the sentiment and sand dollars are stamped in Coastal Cabana ink:

Aren’t these just adorable?? This kit is just the thing to get you in the mood for summer! I just love the idea behind this kit, Random Acts of Kindness. You make these little note cards, keep them in the storage envelope to take the cards with you, and hand them out to brighten someone’s day! These would also work perfectly to create a scrapbook page with 2” x 3” pictures!

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! 

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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 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!

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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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!

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 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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Halloween Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group Halloween Theme Blog Hop! For me, Halloween is the “kick-off” for my holiday card making season. Today’s card is a combination of products from the 2018 Holiday Catalog and September’s Paper Pumpkin, Frights & Delights and nothing says Halloween more than creepy, crawly spiders!

To create this card, start with the card base in Night of Navy cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

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The base layer is Designer Series Paper from Toil & Trouble, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The next layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

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To create the scenery on the Whisper White cardstock, use a Sponge Dauber with Pineapple Punch ink to create the moon. I then used my Stamparatus to position the triple tree trunk stamp from the Winter Woods stamp set, stamping in Versamark ink, and using the Hinge Step Technique, which stamps them perfectly across the cardstock. Then the trees are heat embossed in Black Emboss Powder:

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I used the side of the Sponge Dauber with Pineapple Punch ink to fill in the tree trunks, to make it look like they are glowing from the moon and used another Sponge Dauber with Night of Navy ink to fill in the rest of the cardstock. TIP-if you use the side with Night of Navy ink it will fill in-between the trees easily:

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Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock to 1 ½” x 5” and use the “hill” framelit from the In the Wood Framelits (the cardstock is a little longer than the framelit, so you will have to cut the ends). I then used the two different sized spider stamps from September’s Paper Pumpkin, stamping them in Versamark ink, and heat embossing in Silver Emboss Powder. The hill is then attached with dimensionals:

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To make the spiders look like they are falling from the trees, I removed the jump ring from two of the Spider Trinkets and then used Silver Metallic Thread to tie a knot to the ring, leaving enough thread that can be adhered to the back of the cardstock. I used a Glue Dot on the back of the spider to adhere it to the front:

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To complete the front of the card, adhere the cardstock to the base layer, and then adhere this to the card base:

For the inside sentiment from September’s Paper Pumpkin,  I stamped both spider stamps in Memento ink, starting at the bottom right corner and worked my way around and up to the upper left corner. The sentiments are in Lemon Lime Twist and Night of Navy inks and the pumpkin is in Mango Melody ink, using the Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Write Marker to color in the eyes, nose, and mouth:

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So did all those spiders freak you out?? I hope not! Lol Didn’t get this month’s Paper Pumpkin? No worries, you can always stamp the hill with Whisper White Craft Ink to make it look like a “fog is rolling in”! That would be super cute too!!

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!

This month’s contest:

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The winner from the Fall Theme Blog Hop is:

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

1. Tami White
2. Julie DeGuia
3. Pam Nichols
4. Lori Mueller
5. Christina Miller
6. Rachael Rife
7. Luly Gonzalez
8. Rachel Nichols
9. Kathi Desmarais
10. Linda Cullen
11. Tina Wardell
12. Oksana Semenska
13. Teresa Howe
14. Kim McPeek
15. Dawn Seelhoff
16. Gianna Melone-Sardella

 

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