Color Me Thankful …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m bringing the color back to our September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit … Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango to be exact!

I had these cute little leaves left over from my kit so I had to do something with them. I was inspired by greenery that is “framed” as artwork for the home.

This simple card just takes the 3 different colors in 1-1/2″ x 3″ strips that were mounted onto a 4-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ Soft Suede mat. The greeting taken from the stamps included in the kit and stamped in Cajun Craze … also included in the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.

I could not resist incorporating the beautiful “Layered Leaves” 3-D Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder … it coordinates so nicely and gives your card a great texture.

WOW … how simple was this card to make, and perfect for the upcoming fall season.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Besides the Paper Pumpkin kit, I have a list of additional supplies below.

Have a warm and wonderful day!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

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Thankful * Grateful * Blessed

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have an alternative project from the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit … and it has a totally different vibe than the projects included! That my friends is the amazing part of Paper Pumpkin!!

I began with the “scrap” piece … the left over piece from the leaf I used yesterday, I simply cut around it creating a new leaf!  It was too pretty to throw away! 

Then I took the “note card” and cut it in half turning it into a perfect 3 x 3 square. The note card is also embossed with the same pretty design that is on the pillow box. Then I added a 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ white mat and then a 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ Gold Foil paper.

The greeting comes from the Paisley’s and Posies stamp set and was heat embossed with the Gold Embossing Powder on a piece of 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White cardstock. This was mounted on a folded 1/i2 sheet of Soft Suede which coordinated nicely with the embossed piece.

I added a Gold bow and popped up the “top” of the leaf and the square that it is mounted on … this card has a touch of elegance! Who knew you could do this with this kit … a little imagination is all it takes. Sharing ideas is how we all have fun creating cards and projects.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card, I will be back again tomorrow with another design from this fabulous kit!

Thanks for stopping by …

Have a wonderful day!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

 

 

Simply Sunday: Be Filled with Thanks …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

A little late in my posting but I couldn’t miss a Simply Sunday post! And what could be simpler than a stamping kit …. and what could be simpler than a kit that comes delivered right to your door (or mailbox)! Paper Pumpkin is the monthly stampin’ kit I’m referring to.

Here are all the goodies that are included in the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit … What’s really nice is that when you are done making the projects, there are always left overs … not to mention a Stamp Set and an Ink Spot!! Definitely worth the money … but the surprise each month is priceless.

Included in this months kit are 8 Gift Cards with matching envelopes and 8 Pillow Boxes … complete with score lines and this beautiful pattern.

The Pillow Box is what I was playing with today. Yesterday I showed you the video which shared the Stampin’ Up! creations. I have altered it somewhat …

I changed the pattern of the leaves because I made a little boo-boo on my main leaf … so as we all do, I changed it up a bit.  I also placed my bouquet of leaves horizontally instead of vertically because I wanted to showcase the beautiful embossed Pillow Box as much as I could.

I also used the long tag verses the round one that Stampin’ Up! showed us in the instructions. I just wish the picture would have picked up the colors better … this looks a bit dull. I will need to work on my lighting!

I will be back all this week with more alternatives to the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.  Wonder how you can still get this kit?  Sign up for Paper Pumpkin now, and you will be eligible to purchase past kits … including this one!

Why Sign Up NOW? …

HOW COOL IS THAT!!  Two coordinating kits! However, they work fine as stand alone kits. Give it a test drive and join us for the fun!!

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE

Thanks for hangin’ out with me today! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Have a great week and check back to see more from the September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.

Fall is in the air …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Look what arrived in my mailbox yesterday!

Creating Paper Pumpkin’s Layered Leaves kit is the perfect way to celebrate the upcoming fall season. Create these packages and cards with layers of leaves and opulent hints of gold, then share them with someone special this autumn. Watch this video for instructions and don’t wait, start stamping!

Stop back tomorrow and see what I’ve done with this cute set!

Thanks for stopping by ~

Holiday Crafting Made Easy …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

At Stampin’ Up! the Paper Pumpkin team is always tracking products that make you (our customers) happy and (no surprise!) holiday kits are a huge favorite.

Knowing this, they decided to create a simple and fun holiday crafting experience … the perfect way to streamline Christmas prep. Welcome to a Season of Style!  

To give you more of what you love, during October and November Stampin’ Up! is offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects.

It’s a great solution for your holiday crafting needs… two coordinating kits means that 1) you’ll have everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts, 2) you’ll have more creative options, and 3) get that handmade holiday touch without the fuss.

The October and November kits coordinate but they also stand alone. You DO NOT need both kits to create a complete project.

  • To receive October’s kit, customers must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10.
  • To receive November’s kit, customers must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on November 10

I’m always excited to see what fun and creative projects are inside my Paper Pumpkin kits … and this special has me sitting on the edge of my seat!  Join me … Sign Up or Re-new your subscription because I’m kicking off this kit with a Pumpkin Party!

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks so much for comin’ on over today~

Hope yours is a good one!

More Paper Pumpkin Options ..

 

Raising the Bar on Embossing

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a awesome technique video to share with you from the Stampin’ Up! home office!

Just when you think you’ve explored every aspect of crafting, another exciting technique appears! This video about faux metal embellishments will help you take your customers’ embossing to a new level.

Wasn’t that fun … My clubs will be doing this technique in the near future, then I’ll be sure to share the results with you.

Thank you so much for stopping by on this beautiful day. Every day is beautiful if you want it to be!

Hope your day is a good one ~

Ready for a creative challenge? And Fun!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Ready for a creative challenge? While these projects are designed for more avid stampers and crafters, don’t let that intimidate you, newer crafters!

Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.

Painted Harvest Photopolymer Bundle
Send someone the beauty of autumn with this sunflower-themed set!
* Quantity: 13 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, d

Leaf Punch
* Punched image: 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (3.8 x 3.8 cm)
* Sleek body style
* Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
* Locks to store
* Slim and stackable

These are great projects to push yourself outside your artistic comfort zone. Giving you the flexibility to create a watercolor look, this set also includes Designer Series Paper with a hand-painted look.

Sunflowers, pumpkins, acorns, and much more painted in a beautiful retro style, echoing motifs from the Painted Harvest Stamp Set. With this Designer Series Paper, you’d wish autumn would stay forever!

Each sheet is double-sided for double the creative options. Use as background paper, for tags, or for holiday treat bags.

* 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Coordinating colors: Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo
Peach, Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla

One more project …

Thanks for stopping by ~

Have a beautiful day!