Getting in the Christmas Spirit with Merry Mistletoe

Getting in the Christmas Spirit with Merry Mistletoe

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I am starting to think about Christmas and the holidays and now with the weather finally getting cooler I am enjoying the idea of snuggling up and drinking hot chocolate. I love this time of year and it makes me so happy to know I will be slowing down and spending some serious quality time with my loved ones. We don’t live close to family – so we are all we have, and the holidays are perfect times for us to be together and feel whole. All the good feels!!

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Today’s card is all about the reindeer in this stamp set, Merry Mistletoe. I used Cherry Cobbler for the card base and coordinating Be Merry DSP (designer Series Paper) to make this cute card.

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The stamp set is found in our annual catalog on page 113 and it is not one your want to miss. Especially for simple cards that can be duplicated over and over for easy mailing! I finished my card off with some Cherry Cobbler bakers twine.

Upclose Merry Misltoe with Ribbon

I kept the inside simple with Merry Christmas, from the set. I am loving the font of this stamp. I can see myself using it over and over again.

Merry Misltoe inside upclose

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you loved the card.

I’ll be seeing you soon,

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Gorgeous ‘Hello Friend’ Night of Navy Card

Gorgeous ‘Hello Friend’ Night of Navy Card

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I am not going to lie, it has been forever since I blogged and it feels so good to get on today and tell you about this gorgeous card.

I love Night of Navy and it is paired nicely with Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party to create this sweet card, any friend would love to receive.

The stamp set that is featured in this card is in our annual catalog called, Hello Friend. It is sold separately but paired to go with a fun embossing card kit by the same name.

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The card kit makes gorgeous cards too:

A couple additional pieces to making this card gorgeous, other then the bold Night of Navy ‘hello’ is the Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim and the basic pearls. For the trim, I simply made a small knot and adhered it to the wreath with a glue dot then I added the pearls as desired.

I have been keeping this card up my sleeve for awhile now and I am so thrilled to be sharing it. I hope you love it as much as I do.

I am still on Instagram, almost daily and I am holding one to two classes a month in my home. I love Stampin’ Up! and have no desire to stop what I love, but things have changed since going back to work full time. I am really enjoying it and now I am just learning to balance everything together. For now, I have stopped taking custom orders. I think this is just temporary but it is important.

Until next time, I hope you’ve enjoyed this treat.

I’ll be seeing you,

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August 2017 Paper Pumpkin ~ Giftable Greetings

August 2017 Paper Pumpkin ~ Giftable Greetings

Say hello to our Giftable Greetings kit, which was designed with gift-givers in mind. We have given you everything you need to make eight multi-occasion cards in summery sorbet colors, plus you get a delightful designed box with a clear acetate top to put them in. It’s so cute, chances are you’ll need two–one for you and one to give away! As with all of our kits, the possibilities for Giftable Greetings are truly endless. And that’s one of the things we love about Paper Pumpkin. Each month you get a box full of creative goodies that includes everything you need to make lots of wonderful projects—but you can also add whatever else you have in your own crafting supply to make something truly unique.

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Do you love to create pretty things, then give them away? Not only does it offer you a giftable, multi-occasion mix of papaya and peach sorbet-colored cards which you can dress up with contrasting flowers and leaves, but it also includes a delightful, designed box to put them in.

Each lovely Giftable Greetings kit comes with the Giftable Greetings Stamp Set, 1 Night of Navy ink spot, 8 printed card bases (4 ea. of 2 colors), 8 printed envelopes (4 ea. of 2 colors), 1 printed card box, 1 clear box lid, 3 sheets leaf stickers, 2 sheets die-cut flowers (1 ea. of 2 colors), 2 sheets printed die-cut ovals, 1 sheet blank die-cut ovals, 1 sheet printed die-cut tags, 1 sheet printed die-cut flowers, 2/3 yd. navy baker’s twine, 1 yd. striped coral ribbon, 50 dimensionals, and 50 adhesive dots—so you’ll have lots of fun things to play with!

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If you’re a die-hard gift-giver, your eyes will zero in on that lovely box with its gorgeous floral design and clear acetate top. You may even imagine it full of cards you’ve made yourself, tied with a lovely, striped coral bow—ready to give to one of your very best friends! It’s pretty irresistible, and yes, you might need one for yourself!

Watch the video here  to be inspired!

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Check out the Stampin’ Up! blog for alternative items to do with this kit. Also, there is a huge forum on Pinterest for more ideas. That is one thing I love about Paper Pumpkin: the ideas are endless and the kit is just the jumping off point. Here are a few ideas from their Facebook page.

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BOOK A MONTHLY DATE WITH PAPER PUMPKIN!  Learn more here about adding a pre-paid Paper Pumpkin Kit subscription to your next Stampin’ Up! order and receive your 30 minute creative artist “fix” each month. So simple. So easy. So fun.

You can always join and pay one month-at-a-time, no commitment necessary. Contact me for more help with this! I love Paper Pumpkin and recommend it for any time conscience crafter. ♥

Why join?

  1. Everything you need is located in the bright, watermelon red box that arrives mid month.  You will not need to reach for additional supplies unless you think out side the directions provided.  EVERYTHING is there, even adhesive!  You may need you paper snips but that is about it!
  2. GREAT MONTHLY ESCAPE as everything is PREPPED AND READY TO GO!!  It’s a class in the mail!
  3. The first month, you receive a clear block to use with your all inclusive stamp sets.  Keep it for future kits.
  4. The element of surprise is awesome.
  5. Kits usually take 30-45 minutes to complete. What an awesome way to have – at the ready – cards for spreading love. (Love Confetti!)
  6. Subscribers can purchase Past Kits!  Did you miss out on a past one…no problem, Past Kits are available to purchase once you join!
  7. The ability to skip a month if necessary.  (each kit is so unique and FUN!  There is no need to skip )
  8. It’s portable! Bring it with you on vacation, to the library, or at a ball game!
  9. It’s budget friendly!!!  You would not be able to: purchase the supplies to complete the project, receive an all inclusive stamp set and ink spot for $19.95. (Classes like this go for upwards of $40+).
  10. It’s a box full of FUN!!!

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Birthdays? Anniversaries? It makes a marvelous gift idea, too!   Perfect for those “hard to shop for” loved ones.

And don’t forget, right now new subscribers get 50% off the impressive September kit, including fall-themed projects bedecked with stamped leaves and laser-cut, gold foil stickers (which you can see peeking out in the image above). We can almost guarantee that you’ll want more than one. So don’t wait! Go to paperpumpkin.com and use promo code HALFOFF0917 by September 10 to reserve yours at this awesome, introductory price.

Thanks for stopping by! Contact me anytime with comments below or at my email thepapercraftaddict@gmail.com.

I’ll be seeing you,

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Water Colored Bella and Friends in a Fun Fold Card

Water Colored Bella and Friends in a Fun Fold Card

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Bella and Friends are returning today in this adorable fun-fold card.

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It’s so cute!!!

Opening up the bella fun fold card

The recipe for making this card is simple!

We start with a half sheet of cardstock measuring 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored down the middle at 4-1/4″. What is typically known as an A2 card. Next take an additional piece of matching cardstock measuring 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ and scored down the side at 1/2″. Next, adhered the extra piece to the back of the original card by placing Fast Fuse or a strong glue on the scored 1/2″.

Slightly opened card bella

I then set the card aside so I could work on Bella. I used water colored Bella with some water color paper and my aqua painters. I chose Soft Suede for her body, Flirty Flamingo for her heart and blushing Bride for her collar and cheeks. I placed some Pool Party down below her to “ground her”.

I colored her first and then I die cut her out with a layering circle framelit.

Water colored Bella

Back to working on the card itself, I decided to use the Oh So Eclectic designer series paper….you are starting to see how much I love it. I mixed in a few coordinated pieces of Fresh Fig, Pool Party, and Peekaboo Peach.

I used the same layering circle framelits and made a peek-a-boo hole in the front of the card and framed it with a frame in Pool Party. I used flags and banners to decorate my Bella in this card and Pool Party solid baker’s twine for an added embellishment.

Bella on the card

For the inside I decorate with another strip piece of DSP and another Bella and Friend image.

Completely opened bella card

I know you are dying to try and make this cute card yourself and I welcome you to it!! It allows for a little surprise if you sneak it in and I can see it make with all kinds of stamping ideas. Hot air balloons are quick to come to mind.

Thanks for stopping by today! I know I’ve said it before but this Bella and Friends stamp set it simply adorable and totally worth adding to your collection. I know someday I will actually let my daughter use it for her arts and crafts. Ha!

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Wood Crated Little Piggies ~ 3×3 Card Gift

Wood Crated Little Piggies ~ 3×3 Card Gift

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It’s been a long while since I have shown you a 3D project. I have not done this on purpose, in fact I didn’t realize I had done it. I was just so busy creating and sending out cards. ♥

At Onstage, back in April, we made this adorable wood crate using our new Wood Crate Framelits and new DSP (designer series paper), Wood Textures. We also made some 3 x 3 cards but mine didn’t turn out real well, and so I thought I would bust out my new This Little Piggy stamp set, and give it a go, remaking the cards.

I admit my little piggies are very cute as 3 x 3 cards, but I am not completely happy with my water color penciling and my color blending. But, I guess I have something to work on. I first stamped them in Flirty Flamingo and then filled them in with Blushing Bride.

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I do like that they are dirty little piggies and simple. I used scrap pieces of the wood textures paper on the bottom of each card and I tied a linen thread around them for embellishment.

Last but not least, I used one of our gusseted bags to finish the gift off. I know a few farm friends who will love these little piggies as much as I.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you loved the cards and wood crate. I know I will be playing with both again in the future!

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Whisper White and Basic Black Stained Glass Using Rose Garden Thinlits

Whisper White and Basic Black Stained Glass Using Rose Garden Thinlits

Flat black Stain Glassed Rose Wonder

My card today is a masterpiece and I love, love, love it!!! I saw this done by another demonstrator a long time ago and I filed it away for a rainy day, but once I had created it, I just fell in-love with it and just had to share.

My card’s number one focus is the large rose from the Rose Garden Thinlits. I first created a whisper white rose and then a basic black rose, using the precision base plate and my big shot.

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I wanted to stain glass my roses. I also wanted to play around with blues. This technique takes time and patience.

White Stained Glass flat front view

 

Here is the color pallet I chose:

Stain Glass Roses with Rose Garden Thinlits

Recipe for Card:

The key factor is to decide what colors you want to use. Once you have done this it is just piecing your rose together like a puzzle.

Run through the big shot each color of rose you want. For me it was the blues of Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay, and Island Indigo. Because I chose to work in a backwards; my basic black being the reverse of my whisper white, I was able to only do this step once.

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One by one piece together. I used Fast Fuse on the back of my rose and mounted it to a scrap piece of paper. The Fast Fuse works hard enough that I didn’t have to. Once my rose my completed I just trimmed it out of the scrap paper and adhered it to my card base.

Stunning! Aren’t they?

Upright Upclose White Rose Wonder Stain Glass

I hope you’ve loved these two cards as much as I have! Give the stain glass technique a try! I can’t wait to do it again.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you next week.

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Introducing the Birthday Memories Suite with Sample Card

Introducing the Birthday Memories Suite with Sample Card

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Another favorite in our new catalog is the Birthday Memories Suite. It makes me kind of nostalgic, thinking of the nursery rhymes of my youth. This stamp set and suite of products is simply adorable!!!

Check out the whole suite here!

The stamp set, Birthday Delivery, is perfect for any young birthday or young at heart!

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The designer series papers, Birthday Memories, are dynamite, for any scrapbooker or card maker!

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I made a sample card to show off a couple cuties from this set. First, the DSP (designer series paper) was designed to be cut out with the framelits from the bundle. How cool is that? So in my card I used a couple images from the one sheet of DSP to show off how easy it was.

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I stamped the ‘Hip, Hip Hooray!’ from the stamp set, right into the middle of the flag. I used a scrap piece of Pacific Point to stamp sentiment. The birthday gifts I stamped directly onto the cardstock in matching Crumb Cake.

Side View Sample of Birthday Memories

It is a simple sample card, but, perfect to show off the versatility of this suite. I hope you like it as much as I do?!

Thanks for stopping by today!

I look forward to seeing you soon,

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