Friday, May 22, 2015

My Paper Pumpkin 2 month 50% off Special

Stampin' Up! is having a special 50 % off your first two months with a new subscription to My Paper Pumpkin.  Click on the link at the left to go to my My Paper Pumpkin site to sign up.  You will need to use the promo code SAVE50 to get the savings. You need to join by June 10th to get the deal.   After the first two months you subscription will go back up to the regular $19.95 price.  You can cancel at any time by the 10th of the month.
Here is what we got last month, to give you an idea of the kits...

The kit made 4 of the gift bags and 6 cards with envelopes.

















 There was also a fun Birthday stamp set, always useful.


With My Paper Pumpkin you will add to your stamp library and get some new ink spot colors too.  And as a My Paper Pumpkin subscriber you can also buy past kits or past kit refills, another perk just for subscribers.  There was a really fun Valentine kit and fun snowflake kit that I bought refills for.  There is also a Pinterest page to show you other ways to use the pieces of the kits to make alternate projects.  Check it our here.




Here is a picture of some of the past stamp sets.  You will be adding to your collection of stamps for all occasions.  We have gotten Halloween and valentines day, father and mother's day, Christmas and birthday's, and some great backgrounds and images.  It's really worth checking out the Pinterest page to see what other uses you can use the sets for, and to get ideas.  There may be some sets you really love and if so, check out the "Past Kits" that are available only to My Paper Pumpkin subscribers, you may want to grab some past kits before they are gone.  There is a great kit called "Wishing you" that comes with a ton of cards and little boxes.  The snowflake shaped card is really a fun kit too.





Please let me know if you have any questions!  I am happy to help!
Here is the video of this months kit, each month has a video.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

More congrats!


Hello everyone!  I have another card to show you using the Bravo stamp set.  I got this card in a card swap and unfortunately I no longer know who I swapped with, if you know who, let me know so I can give credit.   I just loved the way the sequin shaker area was made, and the fun star stencil. Sorry for the photo, it is so hard to photograph the acetate, you can see a reflection of my phone on the card :)














These stencils have been on my shelf for a long time and sat unused :(  I sort of forgot about them.  I was so happy to have used them because they are super easy to work with.  I used a sponge dauber on my project but you can also use a spritzer.














I also added some stars to the flap of the envelope!















I used washi tape on three sides of the main image panel (2 by 4 inches in coastal cabana and another cut from a window sheet) and added some of the soon to be retired In-color sequins.  (hint - look for new sequin collections in the upcoming new catalog!)





Another fun detail I liked on this card was the notch cut from a circle punch.  I always had a hard time putting a card with bakers twine into the envelope because the twine would move and not want to go into the envelope.  This is a brilliant way to keep the twine in place and fit into the envelope nice and easy.















Super fun right?  I thought so too! 
Thanks for stopping by!







The papers and bakers twine colors I used here are being retired, but you can have fun making up your own color combinations!










Monday, May 18, 2015

Congratulations card with the Tag Topper Punch

Hello everyone!  It's that time of year again! That time when we need graduation cards!  I decided to use the Bravo stamp set for them this year.  This is a perfect graduation set!
I started with a piece of card stock cut at 4 1/4 by 11 and scored at 1 1/4 and again 6 3/4.  I then cut a piece of Brushed Silver 4 by 5 1/4 and embossed it with the Lucky Stars embossing folder. I then cut a one inch strip off the bottom.  I attached the brushed silver to the basic black leaving a 1/8 in border along the outsides of the card.









The tags are 2 inches wide in order to fit into the tag topper punch.  You need one at 1 inch and one at 4 1/4.  When attaching them to your card use dimensionals so you can slip the ribbon through the holes, or you can add a hole through the card base with a hand held hole punch.

















Add a piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card so you will have a place to write your congratulations.

















You can add ribbon in the school colors if you know them.  I also added a fun tassel.   The tassel is a loop of grosgrain ribbon that has been frayed from the side.  I showed how to do that in a post a few years back, here.   The ribbon from Sale-A-Bration works well, that is what I used here, but the new cotton ribbon does not fray the same way. 









You could also make a tassel with bakers twine.














             You can also leave the tassel off and use the card for other congratulation reasons! 


A few of the products used are being retired at the end of the month.  The Tag Topper punch and brushed silver cardstock are being discontinued so if you like them, now is the time to get them!




Thanks so much for stopping by!!






Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Weekly Deals and a Baby Page

Hi Everyone!  Well the current catalog is coming to an end and so I have been busy rearranging my craft room.  Taking retired ribbon and stamps off the shelf and making room for new colors of ink and paper.  Because of this I haven't actually created any thing in a couple weeks! yikes!  I wanted to make sure you were aware of a few things coming in the new catalog.  The urgent thing is that a couple items will be going up in price, such as cutting pads for the Big Shot, this is a Sizzix thing and so you will see the prices of Sizzix products going up at all stores.  The cutting pads are currently $8.95 and are going up to $11.00.  Also large size punches are going up a dollar.  But, Embossing folders are going down, so that is good news.  And, there will now be two weights of Whisper White paper!  Stampin' Up! will now be offering the paper that we are used to, but also a heavier weight to use as card bases.  So, bottom line if you are thinking of placing an order before the new catalog comes out, you may want to add some cutting pads :)   And, here are the weekly deals! 

Sticky strip is not in the new catalog so now is a good time to get that! 
And, in case you need an alternative way to use Project Life, here is a page I made recently using some of the Project Life products from the current catalog. 
I didn't want to use the cards in the typical pocket pages, so I thought I would use them on a traditional page.  These cards were just perfect for my little David in his ducky outfit.
The retiring Project Life kits are all deeply discounted, so you can get A Lot of bang for your buck.  And you can use the cards on scrap pages but you can also use them as dsp on a card too.  These cards would be great on a baby card!  I had all of the card packs but I picked up a couple of each accessory pack now that they are on sale.








The card collections have 100 cards in 3 sizes.  4" x 6", 4" x 4", and 3" x 4".  They are color coordinated to match Stampin' Up! colors so you can add your own embellishments and ribbon to customize your projects even more. They come in a handy box to keep you organized.









The accessory packs are all a little different from each other and have things like sticker sheets and letters, little accents and specialty cards, and even a matching washi tape.  A good deal at their original price but at the 50% off they are a steal!! 







Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, May 8, 2015

24 hour only $5 deal on My Paper Pumpkin

Hello everyone! I wanted to let you know that for 24 hours only Stampin' Up! has a $5 dollar deal on new monthly My Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.  This is for new month to month subscriptions only and goes until 6:50 PM Mountain time Saturday May 9th.  You get the first month for just $5.00, after that the price goes back up to the normal $19.95 but you can cancel if your do so by the 10th of the month, or you can skip a month if you do so by the 10th of each month too.   I was able to see a sneak peek of the May kit and it is a fun Birthday themed kit with fun birthday stamps and cards and gift bags! One of the bigger kits I have seen for sure.  You need to go to my My Paper Pumpkin site to sign up and use promo code 24HOURS to get the deal.  Click here to join.  when you get to the site click the Join button in the top right corner and enter promo code 24HOURS into the promo box and you will see price change to the $5.00 price. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

New Catalog Sneak Peeks!

Hi Everyone!  Look!!!  New Colors!  The New In-Colors have been revealed.  Stampin' Up! demonstrators got a sneak peek of the new catalog this week!  I really like that Cucumber Crush and the Delightful Dijon.  Does anyone remember More Mustard?  I think it is sort of like that and I used More Mustard a lot. I haven't seen them in person yet, but I think these will be really great additions to the SU color pallet. The Colors are Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush and Delightful Dijon.  Another sneak peek in that photo is the coordinating lace trim in each new color, pretty!  And that butterfly is a new one too! It is a two step stamp with layers of wings so you can build the perfect butterfly.  

More Sneak Peeks!!  Check out this PDF of some new products!
I really like the fun Cherry on Top collection and the bright Purples in the Bohemian collection.  And did you see the cute Tree Builder Punch?! I love punches as you know.  My pre-order comes on Friday and I can't wait to play around with it. 

Wish you could get your hands on some new products too?  Become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!  Purchase the $99 starter kit and you can add items from the sneak peek to your order!  The $99 starter kit lets you choose $125 worth of products to make up your kit! That's $26 in FREE Product!  The Starter kit ships free so that's even more savings!  Once you join you enjoy 30% off your first order placed within the first 45 days, just in time for the new catalog release on June 2nd, or you can stock up on your favorite papers or purchase those larger ticket items you have been looking at.  After that, enjoy 20% off all your future purchase.  
And there is no obligation.  You are not obligated to host any parties or sell to others, or even purchase for your own after the kit.  You will remain "active" for the first full quarter, so you can take a "try it and see" approach.  If after your initial starter kit purchase you decide not to continue, you will just be dropped from active status.  If you sell or purchase $300 before Sept. 30th, you will remain active into the next quarter (which happens to be just in time for fun new Holiday products!!).   You can do this your way.  Join for the discount and be your own best customer,  join for some extra cash, or work it and make it a business.  It's up to you!! 
Click here to join!
or feel free to contact me with any questions.

  

Friday, May 1, 2015

National Scrapbooking Day!

Hi Everyone!  Did you know it was National Scrapbooking Day?  Well it is and so i thought that I would share a couple recent pages I made.  This one was made for the Stampin' Up! blog!  It uses the "Happiness Is" Project Life By Stampin' Up! card collection and accessory pack. 



The Accessory Pack has fun stickers and cork letters. 



























You can also use the cards with out the pocket pages if that is more your style.  I like to do it all and so my scrapbooks have pocket pages and traditional page and digital pages all mixed in together.  There is no wrong way to scrapbook! Well, let me change that, the only wrong thing would be to not add journaling!  I think that while a picture is worth a thousand words, a bit of journaling is the way to go.  You may not be around when someone is looking at the book and so that funny little story that goes with the picture will not be told, and its those funny little stories that the kids will treasure. 

The Project Life by Stampin' Up! cards all use Stampin' Up! colors so you can add ribbon or cardstock to customize your pages just the way you like them.  AND  most of  the current Project Life collections are on sale because the catalog year is almost over.  You can get the card collections and accessory packs at 50% off right now while supplies last!! Such a deal! 
Thanks for stopping by!!