Using Left Overs to Create Beautiful Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well it’s finally Friday and I am excited about that! I’m also excited to share a solution to using up the left overs in your Paper Pumpkin kits to create beautiful cards … let nothing go to waste 🙂

If you recall Wednesday’s post, I shared the video on the A Lovely Day kit that illustrated how each of the three cards were made. I’m using the “pop out” piece that came out of the Birthday Cake card.

A simple solution to left over pieces is to take a piece of your favorite designer paper … I used the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.  I love the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper because of the hand-painted impressionistic imagery in rich colors. 

When you layer the designer paper onto coordinating colors of cardstock … the imagery on the designer paper really comes alive. I used Grapefruit Grove to which pulls out the same color in the reflection.

I stamped the greeting onto the “pop out” piece from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.  This stamp set has the words you need to express your thoughts… so versatile.  I did add a piece of vellum cardstock behind the greeting to really make it pop.

So, a simple solution to use up those extra pieces in your Paper Pumpkin kits. There is always plenty of left overs that you can keep your creative juices flowing.  A real bang for your buck.

Thank you for stopping in and my hope is you’ve been inspired to use up all those left over pieces in your Paper Pumpkin kits to create beautiful cards!

Have a great day!  Linda

 

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).

 

 

Rain or Shine; You’re On My Mind Fun Fold Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We made it through another Monday! I hope you got a chance to check out my card yesterday, those little boots just touch my heart ❤  Today I have another Under My Umbrella card for you created with the fun fold I shared with you on February 13th … my tulip card.  I am using the Pleased As Punch Designer Series paper again too …

We used the stamp set to stamp the designer paper with the stripes and then punched it out… stamped the handle and used dimensionals to secure the envelope.  Our greeting was stamped in Balmy Blue (and my little rain drops are a retired SU product).

The right flap overlaps our rain drop designer paper and when opened …

It looks like this.  Both sentiments on the outside and inside of the card come from the stamp set included in the Under My Umbrella Bundle… even the pretty little flowers on the inside come from this fab stamp set.  Layers are fun and when you can add the unique fold to your card creations, you’ll create a winner for sure.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card, and if you’d like the tutorial for the fun fun just head on over to my online store and purchase any one of the coordination bundles (see below). I will send you not only the tutorial for the fun fold but the other 3 cards as well, and a special hand stamped card from me. Hopefully you will also get one of those amazing Sale-a-bration items as well.

Thanks much for joining me today, it’s appreciated. Let me know if you have any questions on today’s card or anything else.

Have an awesome day ~

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

 

Life’s Showers, Bring Loves Flowers ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sorry I’m late today with my post … bad router 😦  But I’m back and can’t wait to share today’s card with you.  Yesterday I said I would share cards from the “Under My Umbrella” stamp set … a must have on my Wish List. It was the little “boots” that got me.

Today’s card was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest.  She used the small hearts paper from the “From the Heart” Specialty Designer paper, I used the same. I changed the orientation and a few other things to make it my own ….

This is one of the cards that my February Stamp Club made … this card ties in with the products we used last month and introduces the Under My Umbrella bundle.  The bundle includes the stamp set and a punch that punches the umbrella.

Shower your loved ones in good wishes and flowers with the Under My Umbrella Stamp set. Line art images are fun to color and easy to customize for any occasion. The greetings in the stamp set work perfectly for thinking of you, sending love, wedding, or baby projects. Stamp the raindrop or flower images repeatedly to create backgrounds. You can also use them to decorate the umbrellas or the rain galoshes.

We used the stamp set and Real Red ink to stamp onto our designer paper.  We then punched out our umbrella and trimmed it to the stamped lines.  Then we punched an umbrella and handle out of Real Red cardstock and used it to mat the designer paper punched umbrella.  The little boots were fussy cut and then colored with the Real Red Marker.

The greeting and floral stamps were stamped with Momento Ink and colored with our Stampin’ Write Markers (see colors below). Our greeting was punched using the Pretty Label Punch … which also has a Real Red mat.  Rain was stamped in Smoky Slate.

I wish I could tell you the talented demonstrator who inspired me to make this card but her link was not working properly, in other words, it did not direct me to her site. I just had her verbiage translated and discovered it was German.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card … I have another to share with the Under My Umbrella again tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by ~

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

 

Simply Sunday: Gettin’ Punchy

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you are enjoying your weekend. Today I’d like to share a few cards with you that highlight the beautiful “Pleased as Punch” Designer Series Paper.  This little tour of cards will lead you to the “Under My Umbrella” stamp set … this will set you up for the cards I will be sharing with you tomorrow and Tuesday.

The “Pleased As Punch” Designer paper was introduced with the Coordination Product release.  These are special products created to coordinate with our favorite products from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration.

The “Pleased As Punch” Designer paper coordinates with the Heart Punch Pack, Tulip Builder and Umbrella Builder punches all from the Mini Catalog and the Bloom Punch which you can earn FREE during Sale-a-bration!

Here is a simple and cute card that I created with the Heart Punch Pack that is part of the Heartfelt Bundle found in the NEW Spring Mini Catalog. I embellished my punched hearts with pearls and the little flowers and greeting is part of the January 2020 Paper Pumpkin….

The pretty gingham background paper is included in the Pleased as Punch Designer Series paper!

This sweet card was created with the Small Bloom Punch that you can get for FREE during Sale-a-bration.  I teamed it up with two patterns from the Pleased as Punch Designer paper. You can actually punch out the flowers from the designer paper making this card super simple to recreate …..

You have just seen 4 patterns used in two different cards … the versatility of this amazing paper is endless.  Let’s move on to yet another card.  This card also featured that pretty pink gingham paper and highlights the tulips that coordinate with the Timeless Tulips Bundle

If the winter has you a bit punchy, then the Pleased as Punch Designer paper should be on your Wish List.  It coordinates with four different punch packs / punches yet can be used for any card and any occasion.

My last card comes from the Under My Umbrella bundle …

This pattern in the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper allows you punch both the open and closed umbrellas. I fell in love with this paper while creating all these cards but it was the “Under My Umbrella” bundle that inspired me to purchase it.

And it was those little boots that pulled at my heart strings … There was nothing stopping me for purchasing the Under My Umbrella stamp set.  You will see more in the next few days.

Until then … I hope you enjoyed see how versatile the Pleased As Punch Designer paper is.  Please note that this is a special product introduction that will only be available during Sale-a-bration … OR Until Supplies Last!

Thank you for hanging out with me this Sunday, and I’ll see you tomorrow.

Enjoy the rest of your day ~

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

 

Fun Fold with Guest Stamper Cathy C.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Valentines Day!!  It’s a bit chilly here in Wisconsin … -9° Burr!! However, today’s card will warm your heart. It was created by my friend and Star’s team member Kathy Czerwinski and she’s sharing it with all of us. She made a “fun fold” card to showcase the Honey Bee Bundle!!

Kathy’s top flap or front of the card highlights the Sale-a-bration Paper the “Golden Honey Specialty” Designer Series Paper …

and you will also see the die cut bee’s from the bundle.  The sweet little greeting “Hey, Lady” comes from our Hostess Stamp Set “Little Ladybug”. Get the adorable Little Ladybug Host Stamp Set FREE when you host a qualifying party or place a personal order totaling $300 or more during our Sale-A-Bration promotion (January 3–March 31, 2020).

Once you open the front of Kathy’s card …

You will find a “gate front” to the inside, decorated beautifully with another pattern from the “Golden Honey Specialty” Designer Series Paper … This is a FREE Sale-a-bration item with a qualifying purchase of $50 (before shipping and taxes).  I do want to mention the reason it’s called “Golden” and “Specialty” is because it has gold foil accents on some designs.

Let’s go through the gate ….

Kathy finishes off her card by stamping the bee from the Honey Bee Bundle and wishing a Happy Birthday.  I loved this card and was thrilled when Kathy said I could share it with you.

Hope you enjoyed it as much as I do.  If you have any questions, you can email me at lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com or just put your question in the message box below.  Someone else may have the same question as you 🙂

Thank you so very much for stopping in to see me today.  I hope you enjoy this Valentines Day ❤

Have a great weekend ~

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