Valentine Surprise

Time to take a break from thinking of Christmas!

Your Valentine surprise could be on its way next month with the January Be Mine Paper Pumpkin kit.  

What’s your Valentine surprise?

Perfectly coordinated products set Stampin’ Up! apart, and that is a unique offering.  It’s something that you have become accustomed to with our Paper Pumpkin kits.  January’s Paper Pumpkin kit is no exception.  Also, it will coordinate with the Animal Expedition suite on p. 26–27 of the 2018-2019 annual catalog. 
Create adorable treats this Valentine’s Day.  Everyone will be so excited when you share the special project with them.

Finally, you can blend this kit with the Animal Expedition suite and create even more fun surprises. You can probably even brighten someones day without even trying.  So let them know how much you care with your Valentine Surprise.

Sign up for Paper Pumpkin today and get this Valentine project kit in January.

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Wild About You – Animal Outing

As you know from previous posts, one of my favorite bundle sets in the annual catalog is the Animal Outing Bundle.  This bundle features the Animal Outing Stamp Set and Animal Friends Thinlits Dies.  For this card, I knew that I wanted a card using the “Wild About You” sentiment because I wanted to use the Frames Elements.  (Be sure to read this entire post to learn how to get your sentiment to fit the Frames Elements.).  

Wild About You Comes Together

I probably should mention that I love the Berry Burst cardstock with the green and gray pieces of DSP.  Sprigs of greenery were cut from Lemon Lime Twist cardstock using the Animal Friends Thinlits.  Additionally,  greenery was added using the Leaf Ribbon.  As you can guess, this card is for someone special!  You’ll note the rhino with the bird was cut from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper (DSP) using the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies.  I love it when there are dies to match the DSP!  

Wild About You - Animal Outing

Features Stampin’ Up! Animal Outing Bundle to create a “Wild About You”

Because I could not find a thinlit that coordinated with the Frames Elements, I came up with an easy solution.  So as a result, I cut the sentiment to fit inside frame element piece for the card.  The steps are below:Cutting tip for using the Stampin' Up!  Frames ElementsAbove all, it’s easy-peasy!  Seems like it’s a no brainer.

Finally, don’t forget to embellish the interior of your card!  Also, it’s a great wow factor.  Another great perk is the extra personal touch that will certainly impress your family and friends.  Enjoy!

Interior of card using Stampin' Up! Animal Outing

Card Interior

A list of products used to create this card is listed at the bottom of this post and you can shop my online store to purchase your supplies.  Please contact me if you have questions on this or other projects on my blog.

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Creating Fun Treats

It seems like creating fun treats for kids is not only fun but so rewarding.  Seeing the little smile on the face of a child can almost melt your heart and probably make your day.  Just remember that if you have children or grandchildren still in school, they will always have a reason to bring in treats maybe three times a year.  I have probably done dozens over the years because I love hand made gifts.  Therefore, it’s certainly nice to have a plan so you are ready.    

Everyone Can Help When Creating Fun Treats

Above all, get the kids involved rather than doing it for them.  That’s when using fun products is certainly essential.  Get them excited about what you are making because when they help, the pride they have is even more rewarding.  For that reason alone, the Animal Outing stamp set is the perfect stamp set for such an event.  So, I have a special project to share with you using this stamp set.  What do you think of the adorable giraffe below?  The treat box is perfect to give to a teacher, counselor or adult figure.  Another great idea is a party favor due to the amount of parties you could potentially be involved in each year when you have children.  It honestly seems like there are even more animal themed parties popping up now more than ever.

Fill with fun treats for the kids

Rather than just post the picture, I also have the ingredients and directions to create the treat box so you can see the steps.

Supplies:

Stamps:
• Animal Outing Stamp Set
Cardstock:
• Lemon Lime Twist • Whisper White • Shaded Spruce
Inks:
• Memento Tuxedo Black Ink • Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends • Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends
Punches & Dies:
• 2 ½” Circle Punch • Leaf Punch • Layering Circles Framelits (use the 2nd largest Scalloped Circle)
Other:
• 5/8” Burlap Ribbon • Kraft Pillow Boxes

Directions for Project

1. Due to the coloring involved use Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp giraffe onto Whisper White Cardstock and color using the Stampin’ Blends. Also, cut using the 2 ½” circle punch.
2. Cut the Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock using the scalloped circle thinlit and punch leaves from Shaded Spruce Cardstock.
3. Assemble the Kraft Pillow Box.
4. Cut a 6” strip of Burlap Ribbon and cut between each of the strands approximately 2” on each end. Separate strands. Attach to top of box with adhesive.
5. Using desired adhesive,  attach leaves to back of stamped giraffe circle and layer onto the Lemon Lime Twist scalloped circle.
6. Finally, attach assembled tag to pillow box overlapping the burlap strip.  Enjoy creating fun treats of your own!

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Another Animal Outing

One of my favorite bundles in the current Stampin’ Up! Catalog is the Animal Outing Stamp Set with coordinating Animal Friends Thinlits Dies.  It’s such a fun set and with the various sentiments can be used for a variety of card themes.  The dies are great…not only do they coordinate with the stamp set but also can be used to cut some of the animals from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper (DSP).  The card below is a 4″ x 4″ card and the kangaroo was cut from the Animal Expedition DSP using the matching thinlit (yay! no fussy cutting).  I used various hearts from the Frames Elements to embellish the card and the leaves circle to highlight the sentiment. 

 Animal Outing

Reminder: the Buy 3, Get 1 Free promotion on select Designer Series Papers is continues until July 31st.   Don’t miss out…the Animal Expedition DSP is one of the select papers.  I’m definitely taking advantage of the sale to stock up on my favorite Designer Series Papers.    Be sure to visit my store to pick your favorites today and be sure to stock up on your favorites! Also, check out the Project Materials listed below to purchase supplies to make your own Animal Outing projects.  The bundle offers a 10% savings! 

Be sure to check my blog again soon.  I’ll be posting projects highlighting more of the DSP papers available in the promotion, as well as, featuring some of the new stamp sets from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping! 

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Animal Outing Kraft Pillow Box Treat Holder

Last week  I posted a teaser photo of a project being made for my recent Open House.  As promised, I am sharing the outcome of the stamping and cutting!  Being made were embellishments to attach to the new Kraft Pillow Boxes found in the recently released Stampin’ Up! catalog and I used one of my favorite new stamp sets, Animal Outing, to create the tag.  It was fun stamping and coloring the giraffe with the Stampin’ Blends.  In just thirty minutes, I had stamped and colored twenty-five tags.  

Stampin' Up! Animal Outing Kraft Pillow Treat Box

Giraffe “Thank You Big Time” Kraft Pillow Box

The Kraft Pillow Boxes are the perfect size for holding a variety of treats.  I added an individual size package of nut mix to each so there’s plenty of room for treats.  I know you would like details on making tags for your Kraft Pillow Boxes so I’ve added a list of the project materials used and instructions below:

  1. Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the giraffe onto the Whisper White Cardstock and color using the Stampin’ Blends.  Cut using the 2 ½” circle punch.
  2. Cut the Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock using the scalloped circle thinlit (the 2nd largest) and punch two sets of leaves from the Shaded Spruce Cardstock.
  3. Assemble the Kraft Pillow Box.
  4. Cut a 6” strip of Burlap Ribbon and using paper snips, cut between each of the strands approximately 2” on each end. Separate the strands.  Attach to top of box with adhesive.
  5. Using desired adhesive, attach leaves to the back of the stamped giraffe circle and layer onto the Lemon Lime Twist scalloped circle.
  6. Attach assembled tag to the pillow box overlapping the burlap strip.

You can find all the products to make the the treat holders by clicking on the Shop Now tab.

Thanks for stopping by  and have fun creating tags for your Kraft Pillow Boxes!  

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