Whisper White, Bold Color and First Frost = Lovely

Whisper White, Bold Color and First Frost = Lovely

This card is absolutely stunning (even more so in person!) that I just had to tell you all about it, even though the embossing folder that I used is no longer available. (insert very sad face!)

I don’t make square cards very often. I gravitate to the usual A2 size because I am in the habit of doing so. When I started planning and laying out this card design in my head, I knew it needed to be a square. Funny how that works, don’t you think?

The recipe is quite simple so here we go:

  1. I cut my Whisper White cardstock at 8″ by 4″ and scored it down the middle at 4″.
  2. I used an embossing folder with an additional piece of cardstock measuring 4″ x 4″ and with the help of my die cutting machine, embossed it.
  3. I cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock measuring 2.5″ by 3″ pieces and cut all four corners off at an angle. (I just used my scissors, eyeballing it!)
  4. I used additional scraps of Whisper White and stamped my rosebuds and leaves. I then cut them out with their coordinating dies:

First Frost and The Frosted Bouquet are quite the pair! Buy them today in my online store.

The Happy Birthday sentiment I used from Here’s A Card stamp set in the annual catalog. I just stamped it in Momento black and die cut it out with an stitched shaped oval framelit.

The card really didn’t need anything else but at the very end I decided to finished it off by using up some Basic Black and Calypso Coral rhinestones.

Thank you for stopping by today and checking out this beautiful card. I hope I have inspired you to make one of your own.

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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A Cut Above The Rest ~ Scissor Inspired Thank You Cards

A Cut Above The Rest ~ Scissor Inspired Thank You Cards

I had this idea floating around my head for awhile to make our famiy’s hairdresser a set of note cards revolving around the scissors from the Crafting Forever Stamp Set. I finally made them and gave them to her and I love how they turned out.

Let me start at the beginning.

Our hairdresser is also our family friend and she is just lovely to be around. I was crafting one day and I fell in-love with the scissors from the Crafting Forever stamp set. I immediately thought I needed to make a fun note card set for her, but then life happened and other cards were made.

Before you know it, it is Christmas time and the idea was laid upon my heart again and I just knew I had to make them.

I started by deciding I wanted to make twelve, Whisper White note cards which are slightly smaller than your typical A2 card size. They measure 5″ x 3.5″.

I also made the decision to start with a simple card first. One pair of scissors and one simple thank you. I colored it in with my dark pool party stampin’ blend. Our next hair appointment would not be until the first of the new year, so I knew right away that I didn’t want any of these cards to have a holiday theme and let’s face it everyone needs thank you cards throughout the year.

For the second set of cards I did a simple back and forth scissor theme across the middle of the card. I again colored it with my blends, this time focusing on the light pool party blend and the light night of navy blend.

For the third set of cards I decided to do scissors all over. This might be my favorite because it turned out adorable. I used daffodil delight, highland heather and light pool party for my stampin’ blends.

For the sentiment, I used the thank you from Abstract Impressions and for the third card specifically, I attached it by first stamping it to the smallest stitched rectangle framelit and then to the front of the card.

We had the pleasure of delivering the cards last week and they were very well received. I was so glad I followed through with my decision to make them.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and 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.

Start the New Year Right ~ Get The Starter Kit

Start the New Year Right ~ Get The Starter Kit

Hello everyone!

Friday, January 3, was a huge day here at Stampin’ Up! The 2020 Spring Mini Catalog went LIVE and our BEST sale of the year started: Sale-a-Bration! You don’t actually see me… but I promise you, I am jumping up and down! I love this time of year.

Hopefully, you’ve received a catalog from me. If you have not gotten one and would like one, just let me know and I’ll get one out to you! If you don’t want to wait long, check out there PDF here.

Start your wish list right away to help you get organized and prepared to place your first order.

Remember, for every $50 you spend, you will earn a FREE Sale A Bration product! 

One of the very best things about this sale is The Starter Kit!! I must tell you about it.


During Sale A Bration 2020, you get quite a bit for the $99 price tag

  • Choose $125 in product from the Annual or Spring catalog
  • Free Mini Trimmer
  • Free Designer Series paper sample pack (see photo above)
  • One more stamp set of your choice!( Go ahead, pick the most expensive set on your wishlist!) 
  • Free Shipping!! 

Did you know that when you purchase the Starter Kit, you actually earn a 20% discount off EVERY purchase for the next 3 months?

In fact, it’s actually longer than three months. If you purchase the Starter Kit in January, you actually have until the end of June to take full advantage of that discount on all Stampin’ Up products!

What’s In A Starter Kit?

Anything you want! Yes, REALLY! For just $99 (FREE SHIPPING too!!) you choose up to $125 of ANYTHING in the Spring Catalog, Annual Catalog or even off the Clearance Rack! Plus, as I mentioned above, you get the Mini Trimmer, DSP Sample Pack and one more stamp set of your choice. 


What’s the Catch?

There is NO catch! I know, sometimes, we think there is something hidden that we don’t find out until after we purchase the kit. But here, truly there is no catch! The only requirement to remain an active Demo is a quarterly minimum. And as a new Demo, you actually have until the following quarter to meet it (June 30!) And what if you don’t meet it? You just become a customer again and lose the discount. That’s it! But, I have a feeling you will love the benefits so much that you will never want to let that happen! 

Do I have to have a blog, make videos or hold classes?

Nope. Again, this is what you want it to be. If you want to purchase the Starter Kit just to enjoy the discount- great! You are what I like to think of as a “preferred customer.” You get all the benefits but don’t have to actually run a business. But, if you want to run a business, you can! And I’m here to help guide you with that if you want. 

What Are the Benefits?

The biggest benefit, in my opinion, is that you become a The PC Addicts! That’s the name of my team and we are growing with leaps and bounds! My team is a bunch of laid back paper craft addicts just like me. We are all over the United States so, we do lots of things online. We swap monthly, we have creative challenges, we have celebrations! But the best part is- we support each other! Many of my team have chosen to make a business out of their Starter Kit and many have chosen to support their hobby with a discount. I welcome ALL new demos to my team regardless of why they purchase the Starter Kit. 


Official List of Benefits:

  • 20% discount 
  • Potential to earn up to 38% of your sales
  • Early and exclusive access to new products
  • Opportunity to earn free product through various incentives
  • Qualify for cash bonuses, free product, incentive trips and more

If you choose to purchase your kit through me, there are even more added benefits. 

  • You will be a part of my PC Addicts Community and will be invited to join in all the fun we have together.
  • Quarterly get-togethers (in Indiana) with 4-5  make and takes, fun and contests. If you aren’t local, we do our meetings via Facebook Live!  I have someone who monitors that discussion during the meetings and asks questions for them as we go. I also do two sets of identical door prizes each month- one for who is here in person and then one for everyone who checks in on the live feed. I also offer the make and takes to be shipped to my long distance girls. 
  • Continual support from me. Stampin’ Up is my full time job, so I am available to inspire you, encourage you and help you when ever and however you need! I actually do occasional one on one calls as needed with my long distance members. 
  • Free Class Planners- my downline get my Class Planners and Tutorial PDFs for free every single month! You can use them for your own crafting or as a class of your own! 
  • Team recognition and incentives- PRIZES! Lot’s of them! The incentives change from time to time, but one that is constant is my $600 club. Everyone who sells more that $600 each month gets a prize. I reward for promotions and sales and occasionally we have recruiting contests. 
  • Team Facebook Page- this is where we’ve really gotten to know each other! 
  • Bi-Weekly Creative Challenges (more prizes!)
  • Monthly Swaps- even for those long distant
  • Promotion Gifts picked out by yours truly
  • Business Builders bimonthly Video Conference for those interested- I do a video conference with all who are interested basically every other week. 
  • Discounted Class To Go Kits- All my class to go kits are about $12 for my downline. I want them to purchase the products (stamp sets, ribbon, whatever the product is included in my kits) on their own demo number so they get their discount and their minimums! 

So, if you are ready to order those Stampin’ Up products at a discount AND get all the amazing benefits I listed above, you can purchase the Starter Kit below beginning right now. Or, you can email me (thepapercraftaddict @gmail.com) if you have questions! I am happy to answer anything you might want to know! 

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

xoxo,

January 2020 Paper Pumpkin

January 2020 Paper Pumpkin

I cannot wait for the January 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit: I’ll bee yours!


This first Paper Pumpkin kit of 2020 will help you “bee” ready for all kinds of L-O-V-E themed occasions. These bee-yoo-tiful handmade favors will have you ready for Valentine’s Day, a bridal shower, or even used as a remarkable wedding favor. Everything you need to share your heart with those you love.

Be sure to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by January 10th to receive this kit.


About the January Kit:

  • Card size: 3″ x 3″ (7.5 x 7.5 cm)
  • Envelope size: 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″ (7.8 x 7.8 cm)
  • Bag size: 3-1/4″ x 4″ (8.2 x 10 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Crushed Curry, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, and Rococo Rose

Monthly subscriptions not really your thing?

Try one of our convenient Pre-Paid options listed here:

1-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription [137858] – Price $21.00

3-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription [137859] – Price: $63.00

6-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription [137860] – Price: $114.00

One year Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription [137861] – Price: $220.00

Happy Weekend!

Thanks for stopping by. Please remember you have until Thursday to sign up for this kit! 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.

2020 Easel Calendars ~ Thank You Notes

2020 Easel Calendars ~ Thank You Notes

Today on my weekly Facebook LIVE, Coffee Greetings, I created this adorable easel calendar. I am giving the ones I have made away as thank you’s. I love giving an extra gift! This one I am keeping for myself though, isn’t it adorable?

Let me tell you how I made it:

  1. I cut my cardstock at 4-1/4″ x 11″
  2. I score that piece in 1/2 at 5-1/2″ and burnish the score line
  3. I cut one additional piece of the same cardstock (for the easel) at 4″ x 4″
  4. I score that piece at 1/2″, 2″ and at 3-1/2″ and fold and burnish in a constantine fold.

Next, I place my tear and tape on both 1/2″ pieces and adhere to the cardstock card. It will look like this when it is in place.

Side note: It is cut a bit smaller so make sure you line it up in the center when adhering.

I decorate the front as desired with cardstock measuring 5-1/4″ x 4″. For the back I leave it blank to write a personal note. These easel cards are meant to sit on a desk or work space and so I want a little note from me to remind the receipient where they came from.

The little calendars I bought from Taylor Expressions, the link is here:

Here are my two additional easels that I showed in my LIVE today. Join me every Friday on Facebook, at 10am (est). I show off all kinds of fun card folds and product.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you love these cute easels and make some for yourself!

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.

[Wildfire] ~ Word of the Year Chipboard Sign

[Wildfire] ~ Word of the Year Chipboard Sign

Do you assign a WORD for each year? A theme? A resolution? A mantra of some sort?

I do most of the time but I never put pressure on myself to assign one. For the longest time I did not even know what my word might be this year. Sometimes the word is simple like love, happy, pretty…and sometimes the word is intricate. Either way the word is usually very person to the person assigning it. When I finally did decide on my word, it clicked.

One year I assigned the word GO. ‘Go’ for our family meant to be on the go. To be adventurous in our go. To move forward. It was a perfect word for what turned into a very fun year.

This year I assigned the word wildfire! As I explained yesterday, I assigned the word ‘wildfire’ because I feel on fire and passionate about this coming year. Check out yesterday’s post for more information on the meaning of wildfire.

In honor of my word for the year, I decided to take some chipboard and make a fun sign to hang in my craft room. I thought it would help me to keep focus. (I need all the help I can get!)

Supplies I used:

  • Taylor Expressions Chipboard
  • DSP (designer series paper) from the Gather Together paper stack
  • Lettering in Whisper White using the Hand-Lettered Prose dies
  • Pool Party and Pretty Peacock paper scraps cut into trees from In The Woods dies
  • Liquid Multipurpose Glue
  • Glitter Spray over the entire project

The chipboard from Taylor Expressions looks like this:

I hung my word sign right there on my class vision board. This will be a beautiful reminder throughout the year.

A little bit different of a project today but a fun one! I hope you enjoyed this project. If you assigned a word for the year would you please share it with me and why? I would love to be inspired.

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.

Happy New Year! It's 2020!

Happy New Year! It’s 2020!

Happy New Year friends!

I am excited to start the new decade off right! There is just something profound about a new start, or even, just starting again. Don’t you agree?

Lots of great planning has been going on around here. I took the last six weeks or so off from my business to enjoy the holiday season but also to reflect on myself. I recently learned (and am still learning) that I am a not formally diagnosed adult female with ADHD. I am a child who grew up in the 80’s and there wasn’t a lot of information, let alone help, in diagnosing ADHD especially in someone who had minor symptoms. Flash forward 30+ years and here I am raising a child who is formally diagnosed. I am also realizing that there has been this mental checklist of symptoms that I am checking off in my brain that yes, these are answers I have been looking for my entire adult life. What a relief to know that this is how I am wired and I can make plans to help me move forward!

I am looking at this new year as one with real possibility and I have the ability to be amazing simply because I am doing the self-care that I need to do to be successful!

Do you pick a word for the new year? What did you decide on? I finally decided my word would be Wildfire. A wildfire spreads with great speed. It readily ignites and is difficult to extinguish. I feel like I might be a small wildfire this year and that motivates me to keep on keeping on.

Thanks for joining me on this fun journey! I will be back with a card tomorrow, so I’ll see you soon!

xoxo,