Today I have a very special z-fold birthday surprise card. It was designed by Cindee Wilkinson @ www.justspongeit.com. Her design was originally for a wedding card, however, I changed the paper and included a birthday greeting inside the card. The Designer Series Paper is our Share What You Love Specialty DSP.
Besides the DSP listed above, I used Basic Black Cardstock for the base. I also used the Stitched All Around Bundle which includes the stamp set and coordinating framelits. Additionally, for the sentiment, I stamped with versamark and heat embossed with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. That gives it a raised and much more vivid impression on the card. Finally, I finished by fussy cutting flower from the Designer Series Paper and tying 1/2″ Black Satin ribbon around card.
I love to take other designs and change it up a bit. See what I can do with it.
When I prepare for holidays and gift giving, I always appreciate holiday helpers. That is exactly what My Paper Pumpkin is. Sometimes they are cards, other times they are project ideas. Either way, to have something come to your door once a month and be your salvation is always a good thing. Because the holidays are so close, Stampin’ Up! is offereing a great deal on two great MPP kits, 15% off while supplies last. The Frights and Delights from last month and 2017’s November Back in Plaid are available for purchase at the discounted price, if you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber.
I know Halloween is next week, but it’s a great sale to pick them up for next year or a last minute option. Here is the Frights and Delights subscription kit, and refill option.
Here is the Back in Plaid kit from November, 2017. I really think the little stockings are so adorable and you can decorate them any way you like. Here is the kit and refill option.
Treats are always welcome and the packaging just kicks it up a notch. If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can subscribe here now and be able to purchase these kits as well. One great benefit of the Paper Pumpkin subscription is having it delivered right to your door. No muss, no fuss. Another benefit is the “all in one” feature of the products and directions. Open the box and go. The kids love them because they can make projects for their class. The instructions have step by step instructions and pictures to make it easy for the kids to participate. Get either of these kits from my online store.
Happy Friday! This week I am sharing another of the recent class projects, a First Frost Baker’s Box. The Baker’s Boxes are a great size for adding a treats or other small gifts. One of my favorite embellishments for boxes is to make a belly band and add embellishments so naturally, I decided to use one for this project. For embellishment, the First Frost Bundle coordinates beautifully with the Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper (DSP).
To decorate the Baker’s Box, cut a 1-3/4″ wide strip of Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper (DSP) to create the belly band. Since the DSP will not fit completely around the box, cut a piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock using the large Layering Ovals Framelit to connect the DSP and to act as a base for the embellishments.
The stamped floral uses the Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Markers to color the stamp, then “huff” by blowing your breath over the inked stamp to keep the ink moist and stamp onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock. Cut using the Floral Bouquet Framelits. Also use the Framelits to cut Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow and Vellum images. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock using the large oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. Stamp “enjoy” (from the Takeout Treats Stamp Set) using Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad on the right side of the oval. Attach to the Blackberry Bliss oval on the baker’s box belly band. Layer the cut embellishments onto the left side of the oval. Finish by adding a doubled Linen Thread bow and scattering Basic Rhinestone Jewels around the paper.
There is a quick Flash sale for My Paper Pumpkin starting tomorrow.
The end of the year is coming and so Stampin’ Up! has put this quick Flash Sale out there for anyone that wants to give My Paper Pumpkin a try. For anyone that does not know, My Paper Pumpkin (MPP) is Stampn’ Up!’s monthly subscription kit. Each month this little box shows up at your door filled with all the products you need to create a special project. Therefore, it helps you to be creative while having everything at your fingertips. It’s probably the best time to try out My Paper Pumpkin because of the holiday kits. Would you like to be creative and have all the products come to you?
Because supplies are limited, don’t wait. You won’t get a cheaper introductory price on a Paper Pumpkin subscription this year, so make sure you sign up today for $5. Supplies are limited, and I don’t want anyone to miss out. The sale starts October 8th and will continue until supplies run out or the October subscription period ends on October 10, whichever comes first.
This is your chance to see what My Paper Pumpkin is all about. Furthermore, it will come right to your door. You don’t have to do a thing except open the box and have some fun. You can sign up here and still get the October kit. Let me know if you need any help or have any questions.
Remember, my 12 Weeks of Christmas started last week and if you want to get in on the weeks of holiday creativity, all you have to do is sign up for my 12 Weeks of Christmas weekly newsletter. The first one went out last week and I am having a wonderful time creating these special projects for my newsletter subscribers. There is still time to enjoy all the inspiration.
With Halloween just around the corner, I would like to share this adorable Halloween treat idea. It’s great to create fun treats to take to your co-workers, neighbors or even for the kids to take to school. I have always loved creating Halloween goodies for family and friends. You will be the hit of all the Halloween festivities. Let the children share with their friends. Anyone will be the star of the show with this treat and even love to eat what’s inside..
Notice the bats from the Spooky Sweets stamp set. I cut them all out with the Spooky Bats Punch (all from the Holiday Catalog). You can get those products as a bundle from my online store. I think the Gorgeous Grape and Pumpkin Pie really are great colors, but you can use any cardstock you have on hand. Embellish with any accessories you like as I did and you are ready to fill it with love (or chocolate!!!).
Stay tuned for lots of holiday inspiration as we move through Fall and winter. There are going to be so many weeks of holiday magic coming your way. Speaking of the holidays, are you signed up for my 12 Weeks of Christmas. It started last week but it’s not too late to join. Just subscribe to my newsletter here and become a part of all the creativity. Each week I send out a new holiday project newsletter. All the ingredients, instructions and pictures you need to create a card, gift or packaging idea for all your family and friends. It’s only for my newsletters subscribers so sign up today.
Last month Paper Pumpkin subscribers received a very special delivery. The September subscriber kit is so much fun. The kit was an exclusive kit with a coordinating box. It’s full of a bunch of adorable treat bags you can create for Halloween. They are perfect for a class event or giving to the special children in your family. Take a look at the video below from Stampin’ Up! and see what you think.
I told you it was great and was worth the spooky anticipation. How adorable are those little treat bags? You can sign up and subscriber to Paper Pumpkin and get in on the holiday fun for the October kit. If you have never subscribed to Paper Pumpkin, this is Stampin’ Up!’s monthly subscription service. Each month you receive a new kit that comes with all the products you need to create the special project of the month. You will receive step by step instructions and Stampin’ Up! also prepares a YouTube video with instructions. If you are a new subscriber, a Paper Pumpkin clear block (Size D) will be included in the first order. You can register here to start your subscription today.
Previous subscribers are also certainly welcome to come back and try out this spooky kit.
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