The Last Broadway Star Hooray – Part 2

After creating the Broadway Star Paper Pumpkin cards I showed you in my last post, there were still a couple of cakes and a LOT of candles left. I was on a roll, and set out to use them up! So I cut one sheet each of Lovely Lipstick and Lemon Lime Twist card stock to make four more card bases. Lovely Lipstick Cards The two Lovely Lipstick cards bases are cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″. One has a vertical fold & the other has a horizontal one. This is an easy way to change your cards designs just a…

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The Last Broadway Star Hooray – Part 1

On Monday evening, I met up with a couple of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators to make Paper Pumpkin projects. I was excited to get started on the June 2018 Broadway Star kit. It’s full of  bright colors: Lovely Lipstick and Lemon Lime Twist, combined with black and white, as well as gold foil and sequins. Such a fun combo! Watch this short video to see the contents of the kit.  Between talking (a lot) and stamping (not as much), only the two sample cards from the kit got done! Lemon Lime Twist Cards However, I was up bright and early…

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Gatefold Birthday Cards

A birthday gatefold card with a square die cut. Made using Stampin' Up! Berry Burst cardstock and Naturally Eclectic paper.

Easy Card Fold Alternative – a Gatefold What is a Gatefold Card? A Gatefold card is a simple alternative to a standard card fold. It is a great choice for an invitation, or anytime you want to keep the contents of the card a surprise! Your card base is cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, just like a standard card base. However, instead of scoring it on the long edge at 4-1/4″, you’ll score it at 2-1/8″ and 6-3/8″, as shown below: Then the side flaps are folded inward on the score lines, so that they meet in the center to…

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March 2016 Paper Pumpkin

Easily Adapt Paper Pumpkin I love my Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin kits, but I rarely make all the projects exactly alike. It is so easy to make the pieces provided in the kit uniquely yours by adding a few small touches. The March kit had 4 small gift cards and 4 large gift cards. I made three of the small gift cards and one of the large gift cards following the instructions included in the kit.   Check out this quick Stampin’ Up! video to see how to create these gift card projects. Since I didn’t need all of these…

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Time For Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals

Trio Punch and Other Weekly Deals Just last week we had a little stamping get-together at my house and we used the Curvy Corner Trio Punch, along with the Sprinkles of Life stamp set to make this cheery birthday card. This week the punch is on sale in the Weekly Deals! So if it’s on your wish list, now is a great time to grab it – and remember it’s still Sale-a-Bration time, until the end of March. That means every $50 order before Tax & Shipping earns you a free product! Weekly Deals We hope you enjoy this week’s…

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Happy Birthday from Paper Pumpkin

Party Mood Balloons and streamers help set a party mood, right? The bright colors of the Stampin’ Up! Cherry on Top paper stack, and the Fringe Scissors create a quick and cheery birthday greeting! To create this card: Start with an 8-1/2″ x 5″ piece of Thick White Cardstock, folded in half. Cut a piece of Cucumber Crush cardstock to 2″ x 4-1/4″ and use your fringe scissors to quickly make a fringed edge, leaving enough solid card stock to adhere it to the card about 2-1/2″ from the bottom edge. Next cut a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock to…

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Have a Beautiful Birthday

Spring is in the Air In my craft room at least, spring is in the air. We still have snow outside, but the temperature is supposed to reach 60 degrees in a few days, so I have spring fever! Birthday Blossoms for Spring Fever! While flipping through the Stampin’ Up! annual catalog on page 8, I came across this sample and just had to create my own version. The main features I cased were the tag with flowers and stamping background images on the card base. To create this card: Start with an 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Tip Top Taupe…

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Shaker Frame Birthday Balloons

Yay – Happy Birthday! We’ve been celebrating lots of birthdays around here lately. So it’s always great to have a few cards ready ahead of time! While cleaning up my stamp room, I ran across a whole package of Stampin’ Up! shaker frames just begging to be used. If you don’t have shaker frames, you could also use some regular Stampin’ Dimensionals around the opening. Dimensional edge pieces work well for this. Start with an 8-1/2 x 5-1/2″ piece of Watermelon Wonder cardstock, folded in half for the card base. Use the Balloon Framelit and the third smallest Circles Collection…

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Stacked With Love for Birthdays

 Black and White Flower Patch Today I’m moving away from the stencil craze and cleaning up my crafting space. The Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper was still out from making Valentines, so I grabbed a few pieces to create this black and white birthday card. The card base is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ Crisp Cantaloupe. On top of that I added a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper white card stock. The red patterned piece at the bottom is a 4″ x 2-1/4″ piece cut from the Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper, and on top of that is a…

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Happy Birthday Single Layer Card

Happy Birthday on the High Seas My stenciling craze didn’t stop with just one card, of course. So here’s the second creation of the stamping session. This time I chose the stencil from the retired Stampin’ Up! Hooray It’s Your Day Simply Created Kit because it reminded me of ocean waves. While this kit is no longer available, there is a Striped Scallop Thinlit in the current catalog with a very similar pattern that could probably substitute for this stencil. After taping the stencil and Bashful Blue card stock (also retired, but any light blue card stock would work) with…

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Weekly Deals Start today!

Weekly Deals for Feb. 16 – 22, 2016 Enjoy this week’s Weekly Deals! The Bitty Butterfly Punch is a must have! Here’s a simple card featuring the butterfly punch and a coordinating stamp. If you purchased the Butterfly Basics stamp set in the Weekly Deals last week, you’re in luck! You already own a coordinating stamp! The Envelope Punch Board is awesome for making matching envelopes in coordinating colors for all your cards. Don’t forget – if your order is $50 before tax and shipping, you can also earn a FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure! There are some NEW items for…

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Cherry On Top

Shoe Box Swap Gather To Stamp Last month at the Song of My Heart Stampers demonstrator meeting we had a shoebox swap! If you don’t know what that is, it’s a get-together where each participant designs a card and cuts all the pieces needed to create their design. Then the cut pieces, along with stamps, ink and embellishments are placed in a shoebox or other container. Everyone goes around the tables and creates the project in each box. It’s so much fun! At this gathering, the Stampin’ Up! Cherry On Top DSP (Designer Series Paper) stack and coordinating Washi Tape was a…

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June 2015 Paper Pumpkin

 June Paper Pumpkin (Yes, I know it’s nearly the end of July already!) Sneak Peek Subscriptions Are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? I’ve subscribed off and on over the last few years and I’m definitely more impressed with the quality of the kits I’ve received in the last year than the initial kits. They are well worth the price, since you receive a stamp set, at least one ink spot, all the projects pieces with accessories, plus shipping is included. Beginning tomorrow, they’re an even better deal. Deal Details From July 23-September 10, Stampin’ Up! is having a half-off sale for…

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Go Ahead and Splurge a Little Today and Save Some Money too!

The other day I was cleaning my stamping space to make sure I have room for all the items that will be available in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog that will be arriving soon (never too early to prepare for new stuff!). In the process, I ran across some sweet little note cards that have been around for a little while. (OK, maybe a little while is an understatement.)

They were begging for a little color, so I got out my ink refills and aqua painters and got to work. After painting them, the notecards seemed a bit flimsy, so I cut off the fronts and adhered them to some Bermuda Bay cardstock, along with coordinating cardstock and designer series paper. Then I added Crystal Effects to the bubbles to give them a little dimension. Here’s how they turned out:

They were so much fun to color!
When was the last time you colored or painted just for the fun of it?
If you’re like me, it’s been a while.
Right now is a great time to try it!

Until Friday, April 10, 2015, you can splurge a little on Stampin’ Up! Products because Shipping is FREE! That’s a great deal because normally shipping adds a minimum of $6.95 to your order. So now you can use those $$$ to buy the crafting products you love 🙂

Go ahead, I give you permission.

Get a couple of ink refills, an aqua painter or two and some pretty paper and give it a whirl!

Spritzing Hooray It’s Your Day

Spritz Your Cares Away! After I played with the spritzer a couple of times, I was ready for my second spritzing adventure. (If you missed my first attempt, you can see it here). So I created a birthday card with the Hooray It’s Your Day Simply Created kit and matching Hooray It’s Your Day stamp set. So much fun! Stencil It The kit comes with two stencils, and lots of other products to create 20 cards, 5 each of four designs! Here’s what’s included:   The colors in the kit are Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Wild Wasabi….

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