Ride with Me Christmas in Bufflao Check

Ride with Me Christmas in Bufflao Check

Every week I get together with a friend and craft. It is our mommy time together while the kiddos are at school and we gab and craft and it is the ultimate in self-care.

I love the Ride with Me stamp set, in the annual catalog, and was featuring it in my weekly showcase on Facebook. I threw this card together so easily and here is how I did it.

First, I knew I wanted a buffalo check background and decided on Cherry cobbler cardstock for my card base. I cut my cardstock at 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 and scored it down the middle at 4-1/4″.

Stamping the Ride with Me truck was easy and I chose it driving down the road with the tree from the tree farm. We live on the same road as a Christmas tree farm and it is awesome every year seeing everyone strap their trees to their vehicles and drive. After coloring my truck and tree with my Stampin’ Blends, I die cut it out using the largest oval from the oval framelits.

I used the Sprig punch and punched out four sprigs in Mossy Meadow and made a little wreath bow and adhered a bow with the adorable Basic Black 3/8″ Scalloped Edge Ribbon.

The funnest part of my Christmas card is the hub caps. Do you notice what I did? I made them 3D by popping them out. This is an easy technique as you just stamp your truck one more time, color and cut out the pieces you want to make pop. I used mini dimensionals to adhere them to the truck!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have enjoyed my card today! See you soon.

xoxo,

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a FREE catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop now online Stampin Up! US directly through me by clicking the ‘shop now’ button!

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If shopping online remember to use the current hostess code (located at the top right of my blog) to help support me. If your order is more then $150 please do not use this code as you become the hostess and get the rewards. As always, I love hearing from you either by commenting here on this post or through email at: thepapercraftaddict@gmail.com.

2020 Class Schedule Release

2020 Class Schedule Release

2020 is going to be amazing here, at The Paper Craft Addict, and it starts with classes. I will have in-home classes and also online classes and the fun is just beginning!!

Make room in your busy schedule to come to a class and stay tuned for more information on my online classes. Events have been made on my Facebook page. Sign up today as space is limited.

xoxo,

September Paper Pumpkin: Bone Appétit

September Paper Pumpkin: Bone Appétit

No bones about it: Halloween has a way of “creeping up” on all of us. So to help you stay ahead of the game, Paper Pumpkin has created a monstrously delightful kit for September—giving you plenty of time to finish crafting by October 31. It contains 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. Click here to see how to make this scary kit come to life—bwahahah.

The kit features:

Each Bone Appétit kit comes with 1 sheet foil tags, 1 sheet vellum die cuts, 1 sheet vellum laser cuts, 5 sheets die-cut elements, 20 food-safe treat boxes, 20 mini black clothespins, adhesive dots, and black mini dimensionals. And don’t forget the exclusive stamp set and Gorgeous Grape ink spot!

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! Colors: Basic Black, Gorgeous Grape, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White.

Making Alternates!

Making alternates with your Paper Pumpkin kit and other Stampin’ Up! products shouldn’t be scary. In fact, we have created a super-simple collection of “hand”-some treat packaging and cards that are perfect for all the guys and ghouls in your life.

It’s Halloween Card

Stampin’ Up!’s concept artists are so talented. Who would’ve thought that Mango Melody and Gorgeous Grape would make such an inspired pair? Enjoy the tone on tone lusciousness by stamping the skeletons in Mango Melody ink for maximum pop.

Eat if You Dare and Happy Halloween Boxes

If ever there were two eerily adorable boxes, these are they. Simply cut off the mini box tops and fill the boxes with a bit of tissue paper. To make the “Happy Halloween” tag, dab a Sponge Dauber in Gorgeous Grape ink and smudge the tag lightly. Scary fun!

Trick or Treat Card

This card might be a little “tricky,” but the final result is a “treat.” First, punch a 2″ circle from a 3″ x 3″ square of Whisper White Cardstock. Smudge the negative piece with Gorgeous Grape ink using a Sponge Dauber. Place the spider web die cut over the Whisper White Cardstock circle and smudge the circle with Mango Melody ink. Dab the edges with Gorgeous Grape ink to finish up your “moon.” Place the “moon” over the negative circle space and stamp the branch in Jet Black ink. Pop the “moon” up with dimensionals.

Check out Pinterest for more fun ideas!

Make a Haunted House

Looking to make something “outside the box” with this month’s kit? This special-edition box has you covered! Check out our Facebook Live Event to see how to make an adorable haunted house of your own!

Disclamer: Note: Paper Pumpkin is only sold in North America. To find products available where you live, visit stampinup.com and select your country from the dropdown menu at the top of the screen.

Thanks for stopping by! I am just getting started with my kit but if I come up with some alternate ideas I’ll be sure to post them here.

xoxo,

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a FREE catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop now online Stampin Up! US directly through me by clicking the ‘shop now’ button!

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If shopping online remember to use the current hostess code (located at the top right of my blog) to help support me. If your order is more then $150 please do not use this code as you become the hostess and get the rewards. As always, I love hearing from you either by commenting here on this post or through email at: thepapercraftaddict@gmail.com.

2x4x6x8 Box for Treats Using Gather Together

2x4x6x8 Box for Treats Using Gather Together

The Gather Together Bundle in our holiday catalog is a total MUST HAVE. I held a product based class using the bundle this past week and it was amazing and so fun! I can’t wait to show off the projects.

I knew I wanted to make cute little treat boxes for each of my attendees. Although, I used in candy in my pictures, I gave out kettle korn at the class. It is fall and when I think about hot chocolate, bon fires, pumpkins, changing leaves, and sweater weather ~ I also think about football and kettle korn!! All the comforts of Fall!!

This is a very easy box to create. I have been making this box for years and you could even put a handle on it if you dared. Let me tell you how I made it.

  1. Cut the cardstock of your choice at 8.5″ x 5″.
  2. Next you are going to score on the long side at 2″, 4″, 6″ and 8″.
  3. Turn your paper to the short side and score down at 2″.

Your box, before assembly, should look like this only notching the end piece (your tab) and cutting away the tiniest box on the corner. Cut up each sides to the 2″ score line. (see image!)

(The first drawing is after the scoring. The second drawing reflects the notching and removal of tiny box.)

The Gather Together bundle and the coordinating Come To Gather Designer Series Paper made this Pretty Peacock Box stand out and take notice.

I made these for my class goers, but you could make them for your teachers, your neighbors, your mail person! There are so many possibilities. I hope I have inspired you to create a couple.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope to see you again, soon!

xoxo,

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a FREE catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop now online Stampin Up! US directly through me by clicking the ‘shop now’ button!

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If shopping online remember to use the current hostess code (located at the top right of my blog) to help support me. If your order is more then $150 please do not use this code as you become the hostess and get the rewards. As always, I love hearing from you either by commenting here on this post or through email at: thepapercraftaddict@gmail.com.

It is Here!! ~ Stampin’ Up!’s Fall/Winter Holiday Catalog 2019

It is Here!! ~ Stampin’ Up!’s Fall/Winter Holiday Catalog 2019

I love the launch of a new catalog!

While Stampin’ Up! demonstrators have been living with this new book for more than a month, it is so exciting that we finally get to share it with the rest of you!

FUN VIDEO
Here’s a quick stop-motion video that introduces us to many of the new products in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Holiday Catalog – such a fun video!

SWEET SUITES
As with other catalogs, this book is divided into amazing suites of products – each themed suite has its very own personality.  While everyone can find something appealing in the variety of suites (so many different styles and themes), many of us will find EVERY suite appealing.

If you haven’t had a chance to sit with the catalog and spend time flagging the pages, then you are going to LOVE this parade of suite pages from the catalog.  Each one showcases beautiful projects that honor the stamps, tools and accessories in each suite.  I’m excited to give you a quick look at the suites in this catalog.  Check them out here for more ideas and a closer look!

25 PRODUCTS UNDER $25

I hope you are in-love with this new catalog as I am. Click over on the right to download your very own PDF copy, or contact me for your free copy!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope to see you soon.

xoxo,

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a FREE catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop now online Stampin Up! US directly through me by clicking the ‘shop now’ button!

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If shopping online remember to use the current hostess code (located at the top right of my blog) to help support me. If your order is more then $150 please do not use this code as you become the hostess and get the rewards. As always, I love hearing from you either by commenting here on this post or through email at: thepapercraftaddict@gmail.com.

Masculine “It’s Your Day” Birthday Card ~ Featuring the Triangle Fun Fold

Masculine “It’s Your Day” Birthday Card ~ Featuring the Triangle Fun Fold

I love a fun fold that lays flat to be mailed. It makes for a fun surprise when the recipient opens the envelope and out pops a fun card.

I used the Buffalo Check Cling-Mount Background Stamp to create the bold real red masculine background for my fun card and paired it with daffodil delight and whisper white.

Let me tell you how I made the card base.

First, you take an entire sheet of cardstock measuring 8.5″ x 11″ and score it down the middle at 5.5″ on the long side and down the middle at 4.25″ on the short side.

Then simply, put it in your paper trimmer from corner to corner and cut straight down the middle at the diagonal. This will potentially create two independent cards.

Once you have the piece you want to work with burnish the flaps or triangles and create your card as desired.

This is what it will look like when your recipient opens it. Awesome, right?

For the front of my card, I decided to use my layering square framelits and the Around The Corner Photopolymer Stamp Set. I used my Stamparatous to line it up correctly. If you have never used a Stamparatous before I highly recommend it, especially for lining things up on a square.

Before adhering the basic black scalloped square to the whisper white square, I did a zig zag with ribbon in between the layers. It added that quick pop of color and I think it looks great.

When I was finally ready to adhere the whole square piece to the card I had to remember to only place adhesive on the left top corner. Otherwise my card wouldn’t open!

Finally, I added three balloons! One in basic black, one in real red and one in daffodil delight.

This card is so fun to make and easy too. I was unsure that I would like it at first but quickly enjoyed making it.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you to try a triangle fun fold! See you soon.

xoxo,

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a FREE catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop now online Stampin Up! US directly through me by clicking the ‘shop now’ button!

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If shopping online remember to use the current hostess code (located at the top right of my blog) to help support me. If your order is more then $150 please do not use this code as you become the hostess and get the rewards. As always, I love hearing from you either by commenting here on this post or through email at: thepapercraftaddict@gmail.com.

Do you need a holiday catalog? Catalogs will be arriving the last week of August and they go LIVE on September 4th. Contact me if you are in need of a demonstrator and a catalog!!

MOST WONDERFUL TIME PRODUCT MEDLEY ~ Sneak Peek

MOST WONDERFUL TIME PRODUCT MEDLEY ~ Sneak Peek

The winter/holiday catalog is just a week away and over on Facebook I have shared a couple sneak peeks of its offerings. Have you seen them?

The Most Wonderful Time Product Medley is one of those products that need to be on your wish list! It is a must have!

The medley includes stamps, paper, dies, and accessories that are perfectly coordinated for creating cards and more. The product medley is similar to Stampin’ Up!’s card making kits and other project kits but without the predetermined projects.

Here’s a look at some of the projects featured in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Holiday Catalog (such a beautiful showcase of a wonderful collection of products):

How gorgeous are those? So easy to make when you have all of the elements in one place. That is what is so awesome about this offering!

The Most Wonderful Time Product Medley includes all of the following:

  • Most Wonderful Time photopolymer stamp set (11 stamps)
  • Most Wonderful Time Dies (6 dies)
  • 48 sheets of 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper (8 each of 6 double-sided designs)
  • 12 gold foil card fronts (4 each of 3 designs)
  • 6 sticker sheets (2 sheets each of 3 designs)
  • Gold/white tinsel trim (10 yards)
  • 58 adhesive-backed gold faceted stars

Here’s a graphic that gives you a good idea of what’s inside:

You can combine these elements with your own cardstock, dies or other stamps. These patterns will coordinate with so much of what you already have. If you want to work on a single layout design, you can sit down and crank out a bunch of cards at once. If you want to enjoy making loads of different projects, you can do that, too. The options are endless!

The gorgeous Designer Series Paper that come with this Product Medley includes 48 sheets of 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper – the gold foil accents are incredible. While you certainly aren’t limited to the colors in the paper, here’s a good starting point to inspire you:

I am super excited about this product and I hope you are too! Like I said, it is a must have on my wish list!

See you soon!

xoxo,

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a FREE catalog, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop now online Stampin Up! US directly through me by clicking the ‘shop now’ button!

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If shopping online remember to use the current hostess code (located at the top right of my blog) to help support me. If your order is more then $150 please do not use this code as you become the hostess and get the rewards. As always, I love hearing from you either by commenting here on this post or through email at: thepapercraftaddict@gmail.com.

Do you need a holiday catalog? Catalogs will be arriving the last week of August and they go LIVE on September 4th. Contact me if you are in need of a demonstrator and a catalog!!