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! 

 

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.

Feel free to LIKE my Facebook page as well. I’m going to be sharing stamping tips and more. AND … I’m going to try a FACEBOOK LIVE … I will let you know when that is going to happen so you can join me!!

Thank You and Have a beautiful Sunday … Stay safe! 

 

Thinking of You Card: No Matter the Weather

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sorry for the delay in posting … with everything that has been happening in the world, my head is spinning since I still have to be a work and set up for Easter. Anyhow … I have a cute card to share with you today that reflects the times and is perfect for connecting with a friend.

Let me start by inviting into my stampin’ studio and see how I begin my creative process.  I’m starting with the “No Matter the Weather” Paper Pumpkin kit …

I want to be “socially responsible” so my hand sanitizer is near because I plan on sending my cards out!!  I also wanted to send a message with this card, and I am most definitely “Thinking of You” my stamping friends. These times are unprecedented and I want to do my share to ease peoples nerves (including my own)… stamping does that for me.

Because I want to make more that one card with this design, I pulled out my Stamparatus ….

I like to place my stamps onto my cardstock / paper pumpkin card and then drop the clear plate over the stamps and “pick them up”.  Now … I know the basic placement of my stamps, however … I want to make sure my greeting are “straight” so I use the grid lines on the plate to align my stamps to perfection!

Once the stamps are exactly where you want them, ink up the images and drop down the plate onto your cardstock and use your fingers to press the plate above your stamps to transfer the ink.  Nice thing is … if you want more coverage (darker ink) then you just re-ink your images and drop the plate again! It will stamp directly onto the same spot. Awesome right!!

Once my stamping is complete, I will but cutting my note card in half and then trimming about 1/4″ off the side.

Here are the measurements to the cardstock … You Paper Pumpkin will measure 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″

Old Olive base: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″,  Night of Navy: 2 pieces at 5″ x 3-1/2″

The back of the Paper Pumpkin which you stamped with your sentiment will go on the inside of your card (that is also trimmed down) and the Night of Navy mat will go behind it.  I chose the Old Olive so the “boots” would pop and the Night of Navy because it compliments the jeans!

There are a whole bunch of boots in the kit but because I am creating an alternative to the original projects, which are really cute by the way, that I will have more supplies to play with!!  Keep an eye out, I’ll have more to share.

Although we cannot gather in groups for a while, we can still reach out and share with friends and family.  As the card states, we WILL get through this together, for that I am sure, as long as we all practice social distancing and as I call it #socialresponsibility.

Let’s take care of each other … we just need to be a bit more creative.  And as stampers, that’s what we do best!!  Have yourself a wonderful day, I’ll be back tomorrow to share more with you.

Stampin’ Hugs, Linda

#simplestamping #paperpumpkin

 

 

February 2020’s Paper Pumpkin Alternative Project …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared the February 2020’s Paper Pumpkin kit, today I’d like to share an alternative project with you.

I changed up the card you see on the right of the picture which includes some color already on our white piece.  As in the instructions … I stamped the floral image on top with the Rocco Rose ink that was included in my kit.  I then used a sponge dauber to add more color to my flower …

I love the spritz of color that is on the pre-made piece but I just wanted to flower to pop off the page, and that is why I added the extra ink.  Instead of placing the die cut banner across my flower, I actually cut my banner into two pieces and stamped “birthday onto the one piece and attached it with the dimensionals (also included in the kit).

The banner and the beautiful “wishes” are done in Rose Gold and are so stunning …

the picture does not do the Rose Gold justice.  I added the sequins onto the front to tie in the pink throughout the card.  A simple change but very dramatic. I like the beautiful rose exposed … What do you think?

Do you like the Original Design … Or do you like the Rose exposed?  I would love to hear your thoughts.

If you want to try out Paper Pumpkin… order a subscription before March 10th so you get the next kit!

Did I mention …. that our March kit boosts a second “FREE” stamp set!! Not only will you get all the goodies & stamp set to create the projects enclosed, but you will receive an additional stamp set!!

I also want to let you know…  that with the purchase of a Paper Pumpkin Pre-paid subscription … you will earn FREE Sale-a-bration item/s depending on which subscription you purchase. It’s the perfect time to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and reap some extra benefits.  Speaking of benefits …. anything over $150 qualifies you for Hostess benefits!

So let’s just say …. If you purchase the One Year Subscription, You would receive the kit plus a Free Stamp Set, FOUR (4) – Level One Sale-a-bration Items (or a combination of Level 1 and Level 2) AND $22 worth of merchandise of your choice!!  That is over $95.00 in Freebies for a year of stamping fun! Can’t beat that!

Let me know if you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin or how subscriptions work. I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Thanks for stopping back to check out my alternative card.  I wish you a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST:   If you would love to purchase any of the items shown today, and don’t have a demonstrator and I’d be honored to be your demonstrator and have you as one of my customers … I do offer a Virtual Rewards Point for each $50 purchase (before Ship/Tax).

 

It’s “A Lovely Day” …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to introduce you to the February 2020’s Paper Pumpkin kit, A Lovely Day and how you can get around $95 in FREE Products!!

February 2020’s Paper Pumpkin kit, A Lovely Day, was designed to help you celebrate all of the grand occasions in the lives of your loved ones—from birthdays to weddings and everything in between. Our product designers carefully planned every elegant detail, including tri-fold cards, dimensional copper foil stickers, lined envelopes with side closure, and luminous, pink sequins. Watch the video to get started with your kit today …

Don’t have the kit? …

Make sure you order a subscription so you don’t miss out on the amazing March kit!

Raindrops?  Umbrella’s? Boots? … Makes me think the March 2020 kit just may coordinate with the Under My Umbrella bundle I have been sharing with you lately.  Can’t promise … but I can keep my fingers crossed ❤

WAIT …. I almost forgot to mention that our March kit boosts a second “FREE” stamp set!! Not only will you get all the goodies & stamp set to create the projects enclosed, but you will receive an additional stamp set!!

I also want to let you know…  that with the purchase of a Paper Pumpkin Pre-paid subscription … you will earn FREE Sale-a-bration item/s depending on which subscription you purchase. It’s the perfect time to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and reap some extra benefits.  Speaking of benefits …. anything over $150 qualifies you for Hostess benefits!

So let’s just say …. If you purchase the One Year Subscription, You would receive the kit plus a Free Stamp Set, FOUR (4) – Level One Sale-a-bration Items (or a combination of Level 1 and Level 2) AND $22 worth of merchandise of your choice!!  That is over $95.00 in Freebies for a year of stamping fun! Can’t beat that!

Let me know if you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin or how subscriptions work. I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Thank you for hanging out with me today.  Be sure to stop back in tomorrow and I will share an alternative project to this kit.

Have a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST:   If you would love to purchase any of the items shown today, and don’t have a demonstrator and I’d be honored to be your demonstrator and have you as one of my customers … I do offer a Virtual Rewards Point for each $50 purchase (before Ship/Tax).

 

 

Did Someone Say … FREE Stamp Set!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I have missed you, and much rather hang out with you than knocked on my butt with the stomach flu. Yesterday was the first time in 4 days that I actually ate a little more than broth! But … enough about that. I’m better … Life is good … and Paper Pumpkin is giving away a FREE Stamp Set!!

March 2020 Paper Pumpkin: Fresh Spring Crafting and a FREE Stamp Set!

Taken from the Stampin’ Up! flyer …

Inspiring smiles is what we like to do at Paper Pumpkin, and this month is no exception. During March, we’re celebrating our seventh birthday—and to say thanks to everyone who has helped us along the way, we’re including an additional FREE stamp set with every kit.

Plus, March’s kit will arrive in an exclusive, specially-designed box. Think daffodils, raindrops, and a fresh spring vibe. So if you love fabulous papercrafting that’s in sync with the season, this kit’s for you. Don’t miss out on this collectible kit! Subscribe by March 10.

About the March Kit
· Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes
· Notecard size: 5″ x 3-1/2″ (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
· Envelope size: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ (13 x 9.2 cm)
Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron
Choose any of the subscriptions below to get this “Spring” kit and an additional FREE Stamp Set!!  Don’t forget that the 3, 6, and 12 month subscriptions qualify you for Sale-a-bration Items!!
Thank you for stopping by today.  Stay well and have a great day!