Paper Pumpkin Parts Produce Pretty Patterns

Take a few scraps and leftover pieces from Paper Pumpkin kits and put them together. Ta-da! A bright, pretty patterned card, full of hearts and love:   Hope that cheers you up on a cold winter day! Happy Stamping!

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Have You Used Your Paper Pumpkin Pieces?

Use Every Piece of Your Paper Pumpkin! Do you ever finish creating a kit and have some pieces left over? I’m always behind on putting my Paper Pumpkin kits together! Sometimes I’m not even sure which kit the parts came from 🙂 So recently, I put together a card to clean up some leftovers on my table. It’s fun to mix and match the pieces to come up with a card like this: Love Notes One of the kits I used is the from the Love Notes Paper Pumpkin, January 2014, including the fancy card base with the triangles cut…

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Creativity is for Everyone

 Creativity “I’m not creative”. How many times have you heard someone say that? Yet, is it really true? The Creative Process When someone makes that statement in reference to card-making, to me it means “I have not had the chance to play and explore enough to feel confident in using the products available and coming up with my own designs”. Did you make your first card or your first art project completely on your own, with no instructions, and with materials you had never used before? If you did, were you overjoyed with the way it turned out? The Learning…

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Noel Paper Pumpkin Meets String Art

Yesterday, while cleaning up my unread email, I found this blog post on The Twinery’s website and pinned this card: I really liked the idea of using the twine behind the circle on a card. Immediately I ran down to my craft room and started to create one. However, my card took on a life of its own and there’s no twine to be found on it… When I sat down at my desk, it was piled up with several unfinished Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin kits. One of them was the Noel kit which has many little silver, gray and…

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Glittered Greetings Paper Pumpkin Cards

Finally, I had a chance to put together some of my past Paper Pumpkin kits! Today I’m sharing a couple of cards using the March 2014 Glittered Greetings kit. On some I used the wooden elements, and on others, the striped cardstock and the gold glitter dots.   The Season’s Greetings card uses a star and strip of silver glimmer paper, a greeting from the Bright & Beautiful stamp set stamped in Melon Mambo ink, the tree from Scentsational Season stamped in Bermuda Bay and another tree cut with the Holiday Collection Framelits from Winter Frost Designer Series paper and…

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Everyday Occasions Cards – Day 5

If you’ve just joined this series of Everyday Occasions cards, you can see the 16 cards created from this kit in my previous four posts, beginning Monday, August 18th. Wow! 16 cards PLUS the 10 cards made in the workshop, for 26 cards total, and I STILL have stuff left. If you’re ready for more, I have the last four cards for you! Card #17: Since I send a lot of birthday cards, I was inspired to make one using the Gumball Green, Pool Party, and Whisper White color scheme from the sample brochure. The Whisper White card stock measures 3”…

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Everyday Occasions Cards – Day 4

After the workshop I mentioned on Day 1 of this series, I had 10 card bases left. I made three additional 3”x3” thank you cards to complete the set of 4 small cards yesterday, so now I only have one of the original card bases left. BUT I still have LOTS of tags & embellishments! First I’ll share the last card I made from the kit card bases: Card #13: This one is very similar to the sample, but I exchanged a glimmer paper circle for the scalloped circle and added a silver glimmer heart. Whew! 13 cards done, and I…

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Everyday Occasions Cards – Day 3

Wednesday I shared the second set of samples using the Eveyday Occasions card kit. Today I have four little Thank you cards for samples #9-12. You can see my previous 2 posts for the first eight cards in this series. Card #9: Someone used the scalloped kraft tag in the kit (who could it be??), so I substituted a white one and changed the ink color from Basic Gray to Island Indigo.   Card #10: Here I stamped the Thank you sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes on a banner from the kit, because the Thank You sentiment in the kit…

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Everyday Occasions Cards – Day 2

Don’t forget to check the great weekly deals available this week! The links are in the sidebar, or just click the Shop Now button to go to my online store and select Weekly Deals. Yesterday I shared the first four cards I created with the Everyday Occasions kit after my last workshop. Today I have four more for you:   Card #5: On this card, I simply added an arrow clip to the top of the tag. Since my tag is larger than the sample, the top looked “naked”, so the clip added that extra ‘sumpin’.   Card #6: No…

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Everyday Occasions Cards – Day 1

About a week ago, I held my first workshop where I used a kit as the creative inspiration and it was loads of fun! Before the group arrived, I opened the Everyday Occasions kit, laid out all the card bases together and displayed the stamps and embellishments from the set. Then I added scissors, adhesive, and the two full size stamp pads that matched the ink spots (Island Indigo and Basic Gray). I also put out the Stampin’ mist and Stampin’ Scrub so they could easily change ink colors whenever they wanted. Once everyone arrived and settled in, I covered…

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Happenings Simply Created Kits

You can create quick and easy cards using the Stampin’ Up! Happenings Simply Created Kit. It comes with the die cuts, card bases, and envelopes. You just need to add a stamp set, ink and adhesive to get started. Includes pieces for making 15 cards: 15 card bases; 15 envelopes; 15 sheets of single-sided, printed designer paper backgrounds, 5 ea. of 3 designs; 15 die-cut accents, 5 ea. of 3 designs; 15 Silver Glitter banners; 15 White banners; 15 pieces of Baker’s Twine, 10″ ea.; 15 buttons. Finished card size: 3-1/2″ x 5″. Baked Brown Sugar, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate, Strawberry…

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