Beary Comforting …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am anxiously waiting my Jolly Gingerbread Paper Pumpkin kit, filled with curly cutouts, sugary stickers, and delicious die-cut designs in a special-edition box, but until that arrives so I can share my projects with you … I want to introduce you to our December kit.

If you haven’t heard already, Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box™ that offers a wide variety of unique papercrafting projects for subscribers of any skill level! These themed, all-inclusive craft kits encourage customers to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover their potential in papercrafting.

December’s cute and cuddly Paper Pumpkin kit—called “Beary Comforting”—is designed to uplift your loved ones as this beary tough year finally comes to a close. After a year like 2020, we all could use a big bear hug! With the help of this bear-themed kit, you can create 12 unbearably cute cards featuring warm and fuzzy friends, sweet stamps, and meaningful messages. Near or far, send your friends and family the extra comfort, love, and encouragement they need with this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit!

The holidays are a perfect time to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, it makes crafting easy, and you can gather with friends or family to create these special products … You can also give them as a gift!

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE

Thank you so very much for checking out my blog today, please let me know if I can help you with your Paper Pumpkin subscription.

Have a good day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Something Sweet this Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We’ve baked up something special for your November Paper Pumpkin! Make the Christmas season a little sweeter with the Jolly Gingerbread kit! This box is filled with peppermint candy embellishments, curly designs, and an exclusive stamp set you’ll love!

Today is the LAST DAY to subscribe to this kit …

Paper Pumpkin is our monthly subscription service that offers unique papercrafting projects for crafters of any skill level! In these all-inclusive kits, subscribers receive pre-cut paper pieces, embellishments, ink, and an exclusive stamp set designed to encourage and explore your creativity.

As your subscription continues, you will have a collection of cards—and other creations—for a variety of occasions, in addition to a stockpile of supplies! Don’t wait, you’ll want to this sweet holiday kit …

So, what’s in store for this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit? November’s cute, gingerbread-themed kit contains enough supplies to create one-of-a-kind Christmas crafts! Whether it’s a gift card carrier, traditional card, or tasty-looking tag, this sweet and seasonal kit is the key to heartfelt holiday gifting. With curly cutouts, sugary stickers, and delicious die-cut designs in a special-edition box, a jolly holiday will be on its way with this kit!

The holidays are a perfect time to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, it makes crafting easy, and you can gather with friends or family to create these special products … You can also give them as a gift!

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE

Thank you so very much for checking out my blog today, please let me know if I can help you with your Paper Pumpkin subscription.

Have a good day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

“Joy to the World” Kit is Here!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Bells are ringing, angels are singing, and the new Joy to the world Paper Pumpkin Kit is here! And we have another amazing kit on the way … keep reading!

The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit was designed to bring people together—connecting them with one another and spreading joy with each other around the world! I will be sharing more from this kit, including alternative projects later this week.

I have a couple of the tote bags left if you’d like one … Purchase a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription (Just click the links below) and I will send one out to you!

Now it’s time to take a sneak peek …. We’ve baked up something special for your November Paper Pumpkin!

Make the Christmas season a little sweeter with the Jolly Gingerbread kit! This box is filled with peppermint candy embellishments, curly designs, and an exclusive stamp set you’ll love!

Paper Pumpkin Past Kits and Refills will be available once again beginning 26 October… available products will include the September Refills and October Refills! These products will only be available while supplies last and require a Paper Pumpkin subscription to order.

Glad you stopped in today, this special offer is for any who purchases one of the subscriptions below … While supplies last

Thank you for hanging out with me today. Don’t forget to join me tonight for another technique on my Facebook Live

Have a great day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Bake Up Something Sweet …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We’ve baked up something special for your November Paper Pumpkin! Make the Christmas season a little sweeter with the Jolly Gingerbread kit! This box is filled with peppermint candy embellishments, curly designs, and an exclusive stamp set you’ll love!

Paper Pumpkin is our monthly subscription service that offers unique papercrafting projects for crafters of any skill level! In these all-inclusive kits, subscribers receive pre-cut paper pieces, embellishments, ink, and an exclusive stamp set designed to encourage and explore your creativity.

As your subscription continues, you will have a collection of cards—and other creations—for a variety of occasions, in addition to a stockpile of supplies! Don’t wait, you’ll want to this sweet holiday kit …

So, what’s in store for this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit? November’s cute, gingerbread-themed kit contains enough supplies to create one-of-a-kind Christmas crafts! Whether it’s a gift card carrier, traditional card, or tasty-looking tag, this sweet and seasonal kit is the key to heartfelt holiday gifting. With curly cutouts, sugary stickers, and delicious die-cut designs in a special-edition box, a jolly holiday will be on its way with this kit!

The holidays are a perfect time to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, it makes crafting easy, and you can gather with friends or family to create these special products … You can also give them as a gift!

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE

Thank you so very much for checking out my blog today, please let me know if I can help you with your Paper Pumpkin subscription.

Have a good day ~

Don’t Miss the “Joy to the World” Kit!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Bells are ringing, angels are singing, and the new Joy to the world Paper Pumpkin Kit is coming soon! I’m here today with a friendly reminder that today is the last day to get in on the October Paper Pumpkin kit.

The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit was designed to bring people together—connecting them with one another and spreading joy with each other around the world! I think it’s going to be amazing! With die-cut sentiments in English, French, and German, you can send holiday cheer to their friends across the globe—in their language.

I have a couple of the tote bags left if you’d like one … Purchase a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription (Just click the links below) and I will send one out to you!

You’ve seen my “alternative” cards with the September kit … Here’s a reminder …

I cut apart one of the “cracker” wraps and used it to create my little flower pots … the flowers where there so I made little pots for them! Then I used the scalloped edge as a valance … it is secured directly to the top, and the bottom half is popped up.

Glad you stopped in today, this special offer is for any who purchases one of the subscriptions below … While supplies last

Thank you for hanging out with me today. Enjoy your weekend!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

To Halloween… and Beyond!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Who said a Halloween kit has to create Halloween cards? I’m still reeling from the excitement that I experienced on World Cardmaking Day with a group of wonderful stampers. We gathered from Wisconsin, Canada, South Dakota, Montana, Oklahoma and beyond!! It was awesome, and so were the projects we made with the Paper Pumpkin kit.

Today I’d like to share the fun alternative Paper Pumpkin projects that I shared on Saturday. It’s amazing how the energy of others really can get the creative juices flowing. I thought this one turned out so cute … It goes beyond Halloween!

I cut apart one of the “cracker” wraps and used it to create my little flower pots … the flowers where there so I made little pots for them! Then I used the scalloped edge as a valance … it is secured directly to the top, and the bottom half is popped up.

The group decided that I should put the greeting onto the valance… I agree, I think it looks cute on there!

Our second card is all Halloween and also created from the cut pieces … actually the panels, and the cute embellishments enclosed in the kit.

This little cutie was quite simple and easy to create. I love playing and making alternatives to the Paper Pumpkin kit, just shows the versatility. The only thing I used that wasn’t in the kit for this card was the “Subtle” embossing folder … wanted a little texture (on both cards).

Glad you stopped in today, I have a special offer this month for any who purchases one of the subscriptions below … While supplies last

Thank you for hanging out with me today. Enjoy your week!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Have a Happy Halloween

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sorry I’m a little late with my post today, I have my 16-month old Great Grandson here this weekend … and let’s just say, he’s a handful!! And this GG is not used to 24-7 chasing (my house is not Khari-proof) lol

So what is the quickest way to make a card? Grad a card kit or a Paper Pumpkin and your on your way. There are so many cute embellishments in the September Paper Pumpkin kit … I used the Pumpkin embellishments and the leaf and greeting stamps that are included.

I used Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze (Cajun Craze is included in the kit) to stamp my cute little leaf.

The jack-o-lantern face and greeting were both stamped in the Tuxedo Black Momento ink. The base and mat for my pumpkins are Pumpkin Pie … the perfect Halloween color!

I’m thinking I should have run this through the embossing machine with the “Subtle” embossing folder … this would have given the card some texture along with the dimension … just a thought. What do you think?

I appreciate you stopping back for the visit today….

Hope your day is a good one.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

Give Thanks …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Friday to you! I hope you have something fun to do today … I’ll be finishing my cutting for my Arrange a Wreath Class! So many cool things going on right now.

Today I’d like to share with you my alternative project from the September 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit … I shared a quick video with you yesterday. I made up one of the little candy holders to go along with my card …

I made up a couple of the little treat boxes for my grandkids, then I used the little left over pieces from the treat box to create a flower! The background is Whisper White and embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder and popped up onto a Cajun Craze card base.

The decor element that highlights my greeting comes from the Paper Pumpkin kit, as does the greeting itself. There are so many pieces left over from the kit that you can play with … I’ll be making cards and other projects for a while.

I added one of the Elegant Faceted Gems in the center of my flower. With a few glue dots and some Dimensionals you can quickly put this sweet little card together.

I would like to “Give Thanks” to you for sharing a part of your Friday with me. I hope you enjoyed my Alternative Project.

Have a wonderful Day ~

Waiting for the Great Pumpkin …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Change of plans, I was going to share some alternatives to this months Paper Pumpkin but I’ve had many questions about Paper Pumpkin so I’m here to answer some of those questions ….

What IS Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is our monthly subscription service that offers fun ‘n’ easy papercrafting projects for crafters of any skill level! In these themed all-inclusive kits, subscribers receive pre-cut paper pieces, embellishments, ink, and an exclusive stamp set. As the subscription continues, subscribers will have a collection of cards and other creations for a variety of occasions, in addition to a stockpile of supplies!

Each month Paper Pumpkin announces their upcoming kit with lots of hints about what FUN you’ll find inside … the September’s kit is a must-have for those who love to celebrate all things spooky. But, for those who don’t enjoy the Halloween haunts, the multi-occasion stamp set combined with a variety of die-cut and reversible paper pieces offers many ways to customize your fall crafts!

The “Hello Pumpkin” Paper Pumpkin Kit includes enough supplies to create 20 cracker box treat packages celebrating Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the autumn season. Make them all the same, or mix ‘n’ match! What is a Cracker Box Treat package?

These are sooooo cute … I can’t wait to see what the treat packages look like in our “Hello Pumpkin” kit next month…. decorating them with the multi-occasion stamp set combined with a variety of die-cut and reversible paper pieces will be loads of fun!! Here are the Coordinating Colors in our Hello Pumpkin kit …

Autumn is my favorite season, decorating for Halloween is a blast, gathering with family for Thanksgiving is something I cherish each year … you can use this cute little treat holders for Halloween handouts or Thanksgiving place cards!!

I could not resist sharing this cute little graphic ….

You can subscribe to the Hello Pumpkin Paper Pumpkin Kit between August 11th and September 10th… you can also order additional kits once you are a subscriber! SUBSCRIBE HERE but don’t wait until the last minute … some kits have sold out before the deadline.

Let me know if you have any questions about our Paper Pumpkin crafting kit. I’d be happy to answer them. You can subscribe by clicking the link above or selecting a Pre-Paid Subscription below.

Thanks for hanging out with me today, I’ll meet you back here tomorrow!

Here are the links to the Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin kits … just click on the image and it will take you to my online store, and you can continue with your purchase. The 12-month Subscription Qualifies YOU for Hostess Rewards ($22.00 Free Merchandise of your choice!!)

World’s Greatest …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another video to share with you … Celebrate and appreciate the everyday heroes in your life with the August Paper Pumpkin Kit. The cards included in this kit are specifically designed for celebrating life’s champions! Watch our unboxing to help guide you through making your cards!

I love the way they layer the shaker card, making it easy to put the cute embellishments into the shaker area. I’ve seen some pretty tricky ways of doing this in the past 20 years … LOL.

Stop back tomorrow and I will share my “alternative” to this kit. And don’t forget to subscribe before September 10th if you would like next months kit.

The Hello Pumpkin Paper Pumpkin Kit includes enough supplies to create 20 cracker box treat packages celebrating Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the autumn season. Make them all the same, or mix ‘n’ match!

Whatever you love most about fall, September’s kit has everything you need to celebrate the season your way! Click Here to read more about the September Paper Pumpkin!

Thank you for stopping by today, have a great day!

Here are the links to the Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin kits … just click on the image and it will take you to my online store, and you can continue with your purchase. The 12-month Subscription Qualifies YOU for Hostess Rewards ($22.00 Free Merchandise of your choice!!)

Hello, Pumpkin

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’ve shared some Christmas with you to get you thinking about your Christmas card list, however, today I want to share something exciting coming for my favorite season …. Fall. The beautiful changing colors, the warm days and cool nights, the season of thanks, there is just so much to celebrate! I want to introduce you to Hello, Pumpkin … our September Paper Pumpkin kit.

What IS Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is our monthly subscription service that offers fun ‘n’ easy papercrafting projects for crafters of any skill level! In these themed all-inclusive kits, subscribers receive pre-cut paper pieces, embellishments, ink, and an exclusive stamp set. As the subscription continues, subscribers will have a collection of cards and other creations for a variety of occasions, in addition to a stockpile of supplies!

September’s kit is a must-have for those who love to celebrate all things spooky. But, for those who don’t enjoy the Halloween haunts, the multi-occasion stamp set combined with a variety of die-cut and reversible paper pieces offers many ways to customize your fall crafts!

The Hello Pumpkin Paper Pumpkin Kit includes enough supplies to create 20 cracker box treat packages celebrating Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the autumn season. Make them all the same, or mix ‘n’ match!

Coordinating Colors in our Hello Pumpkin kit are …

Prepare to celebrate with the September Paper Pumpkin Kit! There’s so much to love about fall—some love the haunts of Halloween, many love the time to give thanks, and others love the changing colors and cooler temperatures….

Whatever you love most about fall, September’s kit has everything you need to celebrate the season your way! Between a multi-occasion stamp set and enough supplies to design 20 cracker box treat packages, you can create custom fall crafts to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkins, and leaves. Whether you make them all the same or mix ‘n’ match your crafts, there’s something for everyone in this kit!

You can subscribe to the Hello Pumpkin Paper Pumpkin Kit between August 11th and September 10th. SUBSCRIBE HERE but don’t wait until the last minute … some kits have sold out before the deadline.

Let me know if you have any questions about our Paper Pumpkin crafting kit. I’d be happy to answer them. You can subscribe by clicking the link above or selecting a Pre-Paid Subscription below.

Thanks for hanging out with me today, I’ll meet you back here tomorrow!

Here are the links to the Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin kits … just click on the image and it will take you to my online store, and you can continue with your purchase. The 12-month Subscription Qualifies YOU for Hostess Rewards ($22.00 Free Merchandise of your choice!!)

Sparkly Luminaries: Glitter Window Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a cute project that is perfect for celebrating on Summer Nights. I’ve got something to brighten your night and add a little sparkle … just in case the star’s aren’t out!

I’m making Sparkling Luminaries …. perfect to decorate your tables or even to line the driveway. These little cuties were fun to make … If you do not have the Paper Pumpkin kit, you can use lunch bags or small white bags from the $ Store and use a punch or die to create a design.

Step 1: I started with the pre-die cut luminaries that are included in the July 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit.

Step 2: is to add “Clear Packing Tape” to the inside of the bag with the “sticky” side facing … out! I used a pencil with a touch of adhesive to hold the tape steady while it “eased” it into the bag.

Step 3: Spread Dazzling Diamonds Glitter over the sticky side of the tape and rub it in good … tap off excess glitter.

Step 4: Using the Stampin’ Blends Markers … Color the tape from the inside of the card, this will dry and not rub off.

Now it’s time to add your candles and light ’em up! Here is a close up so you see the pretty sparking of the Dazzling Diamonds …

Aren’t those just the cutest luminaries? You could keep them simple or jazz them up even more by stamping the “burst” image you’ve seen the past two days or add some of the Glitter Stars included in the kit or even some Rhinestones …

HOW WOULD YOU PREFER YOURS? As Is … or …. Jazzed up.

Thanks so much for joining me today. I’ll see you tomorrow with a Sneak Peek into the new Mini Catalog.

Have a dazzling day!

Summer Nights Add-On

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing a card that I created using the Summer Nights Add-On kit that coordinates with the July 2020 Paper Pumpkin.

Yesterday I shared my “Fireworks” card using the Joseph’s Coat technique (click here to view post) I used the “burst” image to create the fireworks, and I will be using them again for today’s card.

I chose the background with the Blackberry Bliss … there are three different color patterns and 8 of each pattern, plus it includes coordinating envelopes.

I heat embossed the “burst” image in White and then embossed the stick or line image in silver creating a “Sparkler”!! You all know what I’m doing next don’t you … You guessed it, brushed on the Wink of Stella to add the shimmer.

The greeting comes from the July 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit and teamed up with the Summer Nights Add-On, it this will be the first of many to adorn more fun creations.

Thank you for stopping by today, I appreciate it.

Have yourself a great day.

Technique Tuesday: Joseph’s Coat

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m not only sharing another alternative to the July 2020 Paper Pumpkin, but an awesome technique … Joseph’s Coat. This technique is a real WOW!

It may look like I started with Basic Black cardstock but it’s actually Whisper White! I’m using the “burst” stamp from the exclusive stamp set included in the kit.

To begin … I used the Sponge Daubers to lay down a circle of color; Real Red and Pacific Point. The ink must be dry before you proceed to the next step, you can let it sit a while or heat set the color with your heat gun.

Once dry, ink up your stamp with VersaMark and stamp the “burst” image over the top of your red, re-ink and stamp over the blue, re-ink one more time and stamp directly onto the cardstock … this will give you your white fireworks! Apply “CLEAR” Embossing Powder and set with heat gun.

Once your burst images are embossed it’s time for the “coat” … a coat of black ink is applied to make your stamped images pop. You can use your brayer however, I just apply my ink “direct to paper”… drag the ink pad across your cardfront, it’s quick and I can get a nice even coverage.

Once you are happy with the amount of black ink applied, use a tissue to wipe the ink off of your embossed images … they will brighten up beautifully. You could leave it like this, but I really wanted to jazz it up so I grabbed my “Wink of Stella”!!

The Wink of Stella just adds the perfect sparkle for my fireworks! I began just over the top of the lines, then I found when I went between the lines, it darkened the black and added an amazing contrast. But I’m not done with Stella yet … I “tapped” extra “stella” onto the cardfront by tapping the brush onto a marker which forces the ink out which spatters onto your cardfront.

I then colored my Rhinestones to match my fireworks for a little extra texture and sparkle. I also added it to my greeting tag as an anchor and to add a bit more color to the tag. It’s really quite simple and a lot of fun to make.

So … what do you think of my “Fireworks Party”? Is this a technique you would like to try? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Thank you so much for the visit and hanging out while I shared how to make this fun card using a great technique. I’ll meet you back here tomorrow with a card using the “Add-On” that is available for your July 2020 Paper Pumpkin.

Enjoy your day!

Here is a list of the products used on these cards … Find out more information about these products by clicking on the image … or you can begin your shopping from here as well. Thank you!

Summer Nights Alternative

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you had a great weekend and got a chance to peek at my Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin card yesterday … it was posted quite a bit later than normal!! Today I have an alternative to the designs in the kit.

The Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin reminds me of time spent with my grandpa and grandma as a child, running through the tall grasses on the farm chasing Fireflies. Grandma would always give us one of her canning jars so we could catch a couple ….

I always had to let them out before we went back into the house because I didn’t want them to die, and let the lights go out. As a kid, you watch in amazement as those little lights blink on and off, and there were soooo many of them! The Fireflies lit up the night like a galaxy of stars … but close enough to touch.

To this day, I still love watching the Fireflies, those memories take me to a happy place. Isn’t that our intention when we send a card to a friend or family member? To bring joy or comfort … it’s an amazing feeling.

I didn’t change much on my card … the backgrounds are the “postcards” from the kit, I just added a Night of Navy card base to turn it into a card. I cut down my mason jar as I wanted my fireflies to be the main focus.

The fireflies, like the jar are embossed in gold and really stand out beautifully. However, I did add my own twinkle … I touched as many of the stars as I could with the Wink of Stella. After a few minutes and I knew the Wink of Stella was dry, I rubbed my finger over the stars and onto the entire card front – WOW, what a stunning shimmery background it creates!

I chose my greeting from the Peaceful Moments stamp set, the sentiment when sent to my sister reflects those memories we had as kids, and she would know that I was thinking of her.

Thank you for joining me today, I hope this cute little card brought back some happy memories for you as well. The “refill” kit for the July 2020 Paper Pumpkin is still available (Does not include the stamp set) and you have to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to do so.

Have a wonderful day ~