Simply Sunday: No Matter the Weather Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share several cards that I created using the March 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit!!  I must say this is a fun one to play with, and REFILLS are now available, however you do have to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to order them.  I also have a fun tip to share with you.

First let me share what the cards look like in the kit … My cards are all alternatives to the kit. I like to show what you can do with it besides how they were designed.  This stretches your kit out even further. The stamps you get in your kit means you have endless stamping!

My first card is simple … a little cutting and you have created a full sized card.  The kit is note size card and envelopes, and I just prefer the regular A2 size. Besides, this will really stretch out my kit, so follow along and see what you can do!  To view the original post for this card CLICK HERE.

 

My second card … uses the sentiment from the “Good Morning Magnolia” stamp set and the pre-cut boots and hearts that come with the kit.  Pretty simple right?  For the background I used the So Very Vellum cardstock that is FREE through the Sale-a-Bration catalog.

My next card uses more boots … and features the “Soft Sea Foam” Vellum.  These boots come from the strip of boots that are used for the middle card, I just cut them apart so I could create even more cards. We are practicing “Social Distancing” while we support each other.  Click HERE to view the original post for these two cards.

I cut apart the base of one of the note cards to create this one … The die cut circle and blue banner are elements included in the Paper Pumpkin kit, as is the sentiment I used on this card.  Fitting for our current situation, don’t you think?

Here are the supplies that I used for today’s cards. Paper Pumpkin is a great option for stamping while we have to be apart 😦  Plus … when purchasing the any of the Subscriptions listed below … you qualify for FREE Sale-a-bration items!

The next card highlights more of the die cuts from the kit  … The background is the Purple Posy So Very Vellum which creates the background for our card.  From the Paper Pumpkin kit, I have yet another set of boots, and I picked some pretty flowers from the elements to place into them. Our cute bunny helps to create the perfect Easter Card …

The Oval background was cut with the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies. This really creates a focal point to the card. I added the “Easter Blessings” greeting which comes from teh Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set. It was stamped on a scrap piece of paper and then I simply cut it to create a banner. You can CLICK HERE to view all the details in the original post.

Here are the benefits of purchasing Paper Pumpkins during Sale-A-Bration: You can earn free product during Sale-A-Bration since your order is over $50.00. Once your purchase is complete, a special code is emailed to you to use at http://www.paperpumpkin.com. If you are an already existing customer this prepaid code will override your credit card payment. How awesome is that?

  • 3-month prepaid subscription item (#137859) = $63
  • 6 month prepaid subscription item (#137860) = $114
  • 12-month prepaid subscription item (#137861) = $220

My final card includes a fun stamping tip ….

On my final card I combined the Under My Umbrella Bundle from the Spring Mini Catalog and our March 2020 “No Matter the Weather” Paper Pumpkin. I used the pink envelope for my background and combined it with Smoky Slate … so pretty together.

The umbrella was stamped with Smoky Slate onto the left over paper from the envelope, and then punched with the coordinating umbrella punch. Both of these were popped up onto the die cut piece. The die cut comes from the Stitched so Sweetly dies. The greeting sentiment is from the Under My Umbrella stamp set and was stamped with the Smoky Slate and also die cut from the Stitched to Sweetly dies.   View the original post by CLICKING HERE.

It is truly amazing that you can create such different styles of cards with our Paper Pumpkin kit.  The versatility is as big as your imagination.  And if you don’t deem “yourself” creative, well that is why I share alternative ideas with you!  You can find even more on Pinterest!

Sale-a-bration is a great time to join in on the Paper Pumpkin band wagon … They are delivered right to your door monthly, perfect at this time in our lives, I have creative alternatives to share, and it’s a great way to reduce stress, add to your stamp collection, or have some fun with the family creating these projects together. OH YES … and you get FREE STUFF when you purchase the Paper Pumpkin during Sale-a-bration!! 

Sale-a-bration ends March 31st so contact me if you have any questions or concerns about ordering Paper Pumpkin or getting any of the Sale-a-Bration items.

Thank You and Have a beautiful Sunday … Stay safe! 

 

Guest Stamper: Becky S. with Bird Ballad Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am so excited to share this card with you today!!  It is the first card I received from my “Send Me a Card” challenge.  I was thrilled to see Becky’s card in the mailbox and more so when I opened it … It is beautiful.

Becky used the Bird Ballad Suite of products …. It’s the perfect card to send someone now while we are all facing this craziness! Stamping calms us while we are creating, and brings joy to those receiving beautiful cards like Becky’s.

Becky used the Laser-cut cards that are encased in a beautiful tin as the base of her card.  The beautiful birds are stamped with the Free As a Bird stamp set which is also included in the bundle.  The touch of lace … also in the suite. 

The Bird Ballad Suite Bundle gives you a coordinating selection of products with one simple purchase. It includes the stamp set and tool bundle at 10% off plus one each of the other items listed.

The Bird Ballad Suite Bundle includes
* Free as a Bird Cling Stamp Set (10% off)
* Stitched Nested Labels Dies (10% off)
* Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper
* Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin
* Very Vanilla 3/8″ (1 cm) Scalloped Lace Trim
* Bird Ballad Trinkets

Here is the list of supplies used for today’s card … the Bird Ballad Suite and Free As a Bird Bundle both qualify you for Sale-a-bration Freebies!  Sale-a-bration ends in just a few days!

I am so grateful that Becky decided to share her card with us.  This is so much fun … I would love to see what you are all working on while we are “safer at home” … Share your creations!!

Since we are abiding by the “stay at home” / “shelter in place” orders and practicing social distancing if we have to go out … Lets have some fun and get to know each other a little better!! Lets take a break from what’s going on in the world and make a card or two. First of all, crafting is know to reduce stress levels, and I’d like to see what you’ve been up to, so send me your card and I’ll post it on this blog!! Share a little info about the card and maybe about yourself.  Then …

You can send your cards to:

Linda Schnabel   2019 Miller Street  West Bend, WI 53095

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today. Hope you enjoyed Becky’s card as much as I did and were inspired to go into your stamp room and start creating!  Don’t forget to send me one!!

Have an awesome day!!  Linda

You’re Always On My Mind Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Here today with a sweet card that I created using the Under My Umbrella Bundle from the Spring Mini Catalog and our March 2020 “No Matter the Weather” Paper Pumpkin.  I knew from the beginning that I wanted to pair up the boots with the Umbrella … I had a choice of the “pink” or the “green” boots that were left over from my other cards.

I choose the pink and combined it with Smoky Slate … so pretty together.  My stripped background paper is actually the inside of the envelope from my Paper Pumpkin kit.  I needed another color to go between my boots and my background so I went with Whisper White … it just seemed to “bright” so I toned it down my using my Aqua Painter to color wash the Smoky Slate and creating a fun background for my boots!

The umbrella was stamped with Smoky Slate onto the left over paper from the envelope, and then punched with the coordinating umbrella punch.  Both of these were popped up onto the die cut piece.  The die cut comes from the Stitched so Sweetly dies.  The greeting sentiment is from the Under My Umbrella stamp set and was stamped with the Smoky Slate and also die cut from the Stitched to Sweetly dies.

Supply List

My pretty little bouquet of flowers you should recognize from the Easter Card I did earlier this week … these and the heart come from the No Matter the Weather Paper Pumpkin kit.  Both are kissed with a little sparkle from our Wink of Stella pen.  Did you notice the sweet little raindrops?  They also come from the Paper Pumpkin kit.

I love combining the Under my Umbrella bundle with the No Matter the Weather Paper Pumpkin kit…. it expands the creativity level of the kit and the contents of the kit are so much fun to use with the stamp set and punch.

Thank you for hanging out with me today. Hope this was a little escape for a while and inspires you to hang out in your stamp room.

Stay safe, healthy and have a great day.  Linda

Thank You from the Tropics Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m hoping yesterday’s card gave you a little distraction yesterday. I was asked about the flower … I actually used the Light Daffodil Delight Blends and then a Q-Tip to color in Grapefruit Grove and Real Red!  Today’s tropical card features the Tropical Oasis Designer Series paper …

The designer paper you see on the bottom of the card is actually the flip side of the pretty paper covered with palm and Bird of Paradise flowers.  I like the bottom portion designer paper actually adds the look of texture!

Speaking of texture, I’ve used the wider ribbon from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo pack to add texture, and it coordinates nicely with the paper considering I did not have the ribbon that is included in the bundle.

The greeting comes from the So Sentimental stamp set which is paired with the Stitched so Sweetly Dies … You’ll love the versatility of these dies and the all-occasion sentiments from the stamp set. You’ll love the 10% savings when you bundle them together too!

The Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper includes retro tropical images including palm trees, flowers, fruit, flamingos, and vintage surf woody wagons…. and makes me want to head to Hawaii. We maybe practicing “Social Distancing” so I’m traveling through my card designs!!

So … have I taken you to Hawaii with me?  Maybe Figi … or how about Belize?  You can create beautiful cards with lush foliage and tropical images on this designer paper, or how about using it for your scrapbooking?  Either way you can’t go wrong.  You can choose from the entire suite or just the bundle …

I think the Tropical Oasis Designer paper could really make our minds drift off to a warm, sunny place….

Thank you for joining me today, I enjoy our virtual travels!! lol   Let me know if you need anything!

Have a good day ~  Linda

 

Escape with me to the Tropics Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope this post finds you well, and doing OK. I’ve got a card for you today that will take you to paradise if only for a while. A quick -n- easy card using items from the Tropical Oasis suite….

You can add a pop of paradise to your crafting with lush foliage and tropical images. The Tropical Oasis Suite Bundle features retro tropical images and glorious colors to make a statement on your projects.

It’s just another day in papercrafting paradise when you use the stamps and dies to create your own dreamy designs. Invoke a touch of the tropics with bronze-finish trinkets including a pineapple, hibiscus, ukulele, and palm leaves. When you’re all done, hold the project to your ear and listen for the waves gently crashing onto the shoreline.

If you are eyeing a Level 2 Sale-A-Bration item and would love an easy way to get there—how about a trip to Hawaii . . . by way of the Tropical Oasis Suite Bundle (item 153941)?

This breathtakingly beautiful suite captures the spirit of aloha with pineapples, palm fronds, hibiscus flowers, and more. You’ll almost smell the ocean and hear the waves washing over the white sand.

The Tropical Oasis Suite Bundle is filled to the brim with products that will make you dream of this island paradise.

  • Timeless Tropical Cling Stamp Set
  • In the Tropics Dies
  • Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper
  • Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder
  • Tropical Oasis Trinkets
  • Saddle Brown StazOn Ink Pad and Refill
  • Tropical Oasis Memories & More Card Pack
  • 5/16″ (8 mm) Braided Burlap Trim

Best of all, purchasing the Tropical Oasis Suite will help you earn the Level 2 Sale-A-Bration reward of your choice.. or 2 – Level 1 items!

I actually crafted my pretty little flower with the Small Bloom Punch!  Take a look at Sale-a-bration again as they have added more products!! Click Here: SALE-A-BRATION

I want to Thank you for stopping by. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you, or feel free to leave a comment.

Have an amazing day ~  Linda.

So Very Vellum Easter Blessings Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Back today with the third card from the So Very Vellum Designer Series paper … Our last vellum color is “Purple Posy”. This is really pretty vellum and it’s perfect for an Easter card which I made for you today.

I am also featuring the March 2020 Paper Pumpkin as well.  There are so many fun and pretty elements in this kit that the ideas were just coming to me. I have yet another set of boots, and I picked some pretty flowers from the elements to place into them …

I could not resist adding these two together.  I took the Purple Posy ink and put a bit on the tip of a Q-Tip and added some color over the flower on the right to match up with the Purple Posy Vellum better.  It was close, but now it really coordinates nicely.

The Oval background was cut with the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies. This really creates a focal point to the card.  I added the “Easter Blessings” greeting  which comes from teh Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.  It was stamped on a scrap piece of paper and then I simply cut it to create a banner.

The banner draws your eye away from the focal point and right to our cute little bunny.  The bunny was also an element from the kit.  I added a touch of the Wink of Stella to our bunnies ears and to the flowers. It doesn’t really show on the picture but it will raise an eyebrow of the recipient of this card!

Since we are abiding by the “stay at home” / “shelter in place” orders and practicing social distancing if we have to go out … Lets have some fun and get to know each other a little better!! Lets take a break from what’s going on in the world and make a card or two. First of all, crafting is know to reduce stress levels, and I’d like to see what you’ve been up to, so send me your card and I’ll post it on this blog!! Share a little info about the card and maybe about yourself.  Then …

You can send your cards to:

Linda Schnabel   2019 Miller Street  West Bend, WI 53095

Join me … send in your card and I’ll feature it right here on my blog. We have to abide to the “social distancing” but lets create some social interaction and fun.  We can do this stampers!!  Don’t forget … I’ll send you one back, and who doesn’t want a beautiful card in the mail.

Here’s a list of the supplies I used for today’s card.  Remember … The Paper Pumpkin subscriptions listed below qualify your for a minimum of one Sale-a-bration item. The longer the subscription the more Sale-a-bration items you can earn.  Don’t forget that Sale-a-bration ends March 31st!

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today. Hope you were inspired by my card and you go into your stamp room and start creating!  Don’t forget to send me one!!

Have an awesome day!!  Linda

We’re in this Together Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share two cards with you!!  First let me start with some concerns about sharing / mailing our cards. Based on the information I have found … the virus only lasts 24 hours on cardboard (paper) yet they have found no evidence to the virus transferring by mail.

I prefer to play it safe, I have cleaned my supplies with beach water and / or sanitizer, and as you saw in my picture yesterday, my hand sanitizer is right on my work station.  If you have a cough or feel sick, I would suggest refraining from sending cards … which if you don’t feel good, is that last thing you feel like doing! Hopefully you get one that will cheer you up!

My first card … reflects the sentiment of yesterday.  I used the sentiment from the “Good Morning Magnolia” stamp set which was inside my card yesterday, is now the front of my card today ….

I used the pretty little boots filled with flowers from the March 2020 Paper Pumpkin to create my card.  The background is the “So Very Vellum” Specialty Designer Series paper that is a FREE product you can earn during Sale-a-bration. I have three cards that will feature the Vellum … on design for each color in the package.

The boot card features the “Pool Party Vellum” which really makes the boots “pop”.  The texture on the Vellum is already there so no need to pull out your BigShot for that.  The used a left-over die cut from the Stitched Rectangle dies. The cute little hearts come from the Paper Pumpkin kit and were enhanced with our Wink of Stella and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Here are the supplies that I used for today’s cards. Paper Pumpkin is a great option for stamping while we have to be apart 😦  Plus … when purchasing the any of the Subscriptions listed below … you qualify for FREE Sale-a-bration items!

Here are the original designs … Mine are all alternatives!

My second card uses more boots … and features the “Soft Sea Foam” Vellum.  These boots come from the strip of boots that are used for the middle card, and are left over from the card I made yesterday.

I cut down the front of the note card enclosed in the kit and cut it in half … it represents the distance we have to keep between us at this time, but the sentiment (also included in this kit) shows that we are all in this together … and we will over come this ❤  Not just as a nation … but as a planet. Maybe this is God’s way of bringing us all together.

I have to mention that I used the Tombo All Purpose Glue to attach the Vellum onto all my cards.  I apply it lightly, over the lines of the embossed design and then smooth it out with my finger or a sponge dauber.  By doing it this way … you won’t get wrinkles from a heavy glue, and it won’t show up under your vellum 🙂

I have one more of the vellum colors “Purple Posy” to share with you tomorrow!! Meet you back here then.

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Thank You and Have a beautiful Sunday … Stay safe!