Beautiful May Flowers

Beautiful May flowers are coming your way in next month’s Paper Pumpkin.  The Shelli Kit, featuring Hugs from Shelli, is a very special kit.  Stampin’ Up! cofounder  and board chair, Shelli Gardner has teamed with the Paper Pumpkin team to design this one-of-a-kind kit herself.  It contains beautiful soft colors (including one of the new In-Colors).   Additionally, the kit includes an exclusive photopolymer stamp set, paper and crafting materials to create 12 mailable cards.  Stampin’ Up! has put together this video below to give you a special sneak peek. 

Did you enjoy the sneak peek and the special look at one of the cards you can make with the kit?  As always, the Paper Pumpkin monthly kit has the inspiration you need to create beautifully crafted projects.  And the box?  Isn’t it beautiful.  How could you not want to receive the kit!  It doesn’t look like we will be disappointed with the May kit.  

So if you are not a subscriber, subscribe here by May 10th and let your beautiful May flowers be delivered right to your door.  

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All About Easter

Happy Monday!  Today the monthly card class featured All About Easter projects.  The group had fun making cards and several treat holders.  Since Easter is approaching in a couple of weeks, I’ll be sharing the projects in the next several posts.  The first of the projects is an Easter greetings card.  Have you seen the bunny from the Fable Friends Cling Stamp Set in the Occasions Catalog?  The bunny is so cute so I knew he had to be included in some of the projects.  The bunny also reminds me of the bunny from the Beatrix Potter books.  The Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder adds dimension to the background layer.  

Card Details:

Create the card base using Crumb Cake cardstock.  Next, texture emboss a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Grapefruit Grove cardstock using the Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Attach to the card base using adhesive. 

Stamp the bunny from the Fable Friends Cling Stamp Set onto Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Then color the bunny body using both Crumb Cake Light and Crumb Cake Dark Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Highlight the center of the ears and the bunny abdomen using the Petal Pink Light Stampin’ Blends Marker.  Notice the bunny’s jacket?  The jacket area of the bunny stamp is stamped onto a scrap of Grapefruit Grove Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper.  After stamping, use paper snips to “fussy cut” the jacket.  To add grass around the bunny, use Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin’ Pad and the grass stamp from the Fable Friends stamp set.  Cut using the large oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  Use the large oval die from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies to cut Crumb Cake Cardstock.  Layer the bunny oval onto the Crumb Cake Oval.

Using the Memento Tuxedo Black Ink pad to stamp the sentiment from the stamp set onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  The sentiment tag uses the Detailed Birthday Elements Framelits Dies which are now discontinued.  However, it’s easy to create a tag using an oblong die such as in the Storybook Scene Thinlits.  Use a handheld circle punch to create the circle to add the Silver & Petal Pink Baker’s Twine.  Add the Bunny Oval to the tufted layer on the card base.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the greeting.  Complete the card by adding Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins and Basic Pearls to embellish the card.  

Thanks you for stopping by!  Check back on Wednesday to see another All About Easter project!
Project Materials:  (to order, just click on product)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grab Your Favorites

It’s that time of year, so grab your favorites before they retire. The 2017-2019 In Colors will be retiring with the end of this year’s annual catalog.   It’s always sad to say goodbye to some of the colors we have been using for the last two years.  However, it also makes room for the new colors being released with the new 2019-2020 annual catalog. 

There are a lot of products to consider.  The retirement list comes out on April 15th.  All of the retiring In-Colors are going to go fast.  Especially the ink refills, markers and card stock.  You can click on any of the pictures above to go to my online store here.  Remember to think about the accessories and embellishments that have the In-Colors in them.   

Happy Stamping!

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Waterfront Birthday Card

The Waterfront birthday card in today’s post is a great card when you need a generic themed card.  It features the Waterfront Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Well Written Framelits Dies. Notice the card size.  It uses the 4″ x 6″ Night of Navy Card Base from the Happiness Blooms Memories & More Cards & Envelopes.  The Memories & More cards & envelopes simplify card making and offers two sizes of cards with matching envelopes.  

Waterfront Stamp Set Masculine Birthday Card

Since the card base is larger, a couple of cardstock layers fill the blank space.  Tan and navy are a wonderful color combination. Therefore, Crumb Cake cardstock is sandwiched between the Night of Navy layers.  Stamp the images from the Waterfront Stamp Set onto the Whisper White cardstock using a variety of classic stampin’ pad colors. Use a blender pen to soften any overlapping lines.  The color selection for the card above includes Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Early Espresso, Night of Navy, Balmy Blue and Crushed Curry.  When stamping the center mountain with the Crumb Cake ink, stamp off the image onto a scrap paper once before stamping onto the card. Stamp the mountains on the left and right without stamping off.    

After stamping the images onto the card, use the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to add texture. Unfortunately the texture is not evident in the photo but it has the appearance of a linen paper. 

Birthday Wishes is cut from Night of Navy cardstock using Well Written Framelits Dies.  TIP: attach a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to the Night of Navy prior to cutting with the framelits. This makes it easy to add the sentiment to the card front. 

The Waterfront Stamp Set is perfect for creating generic birthday cards and is my go to set for masculine themed cards.  Order your supplies below under Project Materials.

Thanks for stopping by!  See you on Friday with a new project idea.

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Distinktively® Elegant

Paper Pumpkin is at it again.  There is a beautiful project kit coming out for April.  This kit gets “Distinktive®.  You can create some beautiful Distinktively® Elegant projects with Stampin’ Up!’s line of Distinktive® stamps.  This is another thing that sets us apart in the stamping world because they are not found anywhere else in the market.

The beautiful kit can be yours with an April subscription.  The Distinktive® stamps were created to give you photo realistic style images.  Your projects will be everything you want them to be with these stamps. 

The April Paper Pumpkin kit comes out around the 18th of the month.  You must sign up by April 10th to receive it in April.  You can sign up here.  Expect that special box to show up in your mailbox anytime after April 20th. 

Lastly, if you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin or our Distinktive® stamps, please let me know.

Reminder:  Storage by Stampin’ Up! is available starting today.  The details are in this recent post: New Storage Options.  Do you want to become more organized? Then join me today and order your Storage By Stampin’ Up! organization set.

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Summer Paradise

With Sale-a-Bration ending soon, I would like to share one of my favorite Sale-a-Bration products from the catalog.  The By the Bay stamp set is a beautiful stamp set for creating the most lovely Summer paradise cards.  Just look at the images, close your eyes and imagine the beach, the water, and the waves.  It’s a great image in our mind right?  So why not make it an image you can look at often?

Not only are the images beautiful but they are lots of fun to color.  For the card below, I used Shimmery White Cardstock for stamping the image onto and my Aqua Painter to color the image.  I find it relaxing to sit and color.  Even better is that I have never been brave enough to paint the front door of my house red, so I was able to fulfill my urge when coloring the door on the stamped image!  The colors used for this project are listed under the Project Materials.  

One of the cards below that you can see in the catalog also highlights what could be a beautiful sunset.  I love the birds on the other card and soft coloring.  Nothing but serenity when you look at these images. 

 

So did you pick up this stamp set during Sale-a-Bration?  If you didn’t, you still have time.  Visit my online store today. 

Happy Stamping!

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Project Materials (click on image to order)