May 2018 – Paper Pumpkin ~ Manly Moments

May 2018 – Paper Pumpkin ~ Manly Moments

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and the rumor is—shopping for dads is tough. How many pairs of socks or barbecue spatulas can you buy? Well, we’ve got good news! Whether your favorite guys are sports fans or outdoorsmen or techie nerds, they’ll never tire of getting a handwritten “I love you” in big, swirly letters on their special day, especially inside a card made by you.
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This months kit has you covered for man cards! Check it out. The design is bold and daring and the alternative cards you can make with this kit are limitless. Die cut stickers means you are going to love layering the trees, lake, and mountains. There is even plaid! GAH! Time to get to work on these rugged, manful cards.
Check out the video here and get a jump on Father’s Day by creating your cards today!
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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!!!

And there is more….. You won’t want to miss June’s Paper Pumpkin kit! That’s because June’s kit coordinates perfectly with a whole suite of product in the new, upcoming Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog going live on June 1! Subscribe by June 10 for this show-stopping kit and check back on June 1 to find out which suite we are coordinating with!

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

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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If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a 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 above. 

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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.

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Color Revamp ~ With The New Catalog Launch

Color Revamp ~ With The New Catalog Launch

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By now it is no secret that Stampin’ Up! is doing a major color revamp starting June 2nd. I personally cannot wait. I love the color line up and I am grateful to be going through this process.

The spice of life is variety, and that’s especially true in the world of color. Stampin’ Up! has always and does currently make a point to keep an eye on color trends across different markets and industries. When they see changes happening, they review their color spectrum to ensure that they remain consistently on top of the trends. I feel they have a new variety of shades that will inspire creativity and allow you and me to explore even more sides of crafting.

Here are so details:

There are still four color collections, each with ten colors. There is also a new color group called Basics.

In order to keep the color collections to exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, they moved Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White out of the Neutrals collection. They’ve also moved a few colors into the Neutrals collection, making it more exciting and colorful!

You will also notice some additional colors have changed collections as well. Remember to refer to the old and new color charts in the 2018-2019 catalog. (They are coming very soon!) These changes were based on needing to maintain color balance in our updated collections. For example, Poppy Parade is now the brightest red so it is part of the Brights collection.

There are no changes to the In-Color program. Every two years Stampin’ Up! will continue to introduce five new In-Colors that will be available for the ensuing two years.

Stampin’ Up! also have previous In-Colors that are returning and joining our core colors: Mossy Meadow * Poppy Parade * Flirty Flamingo * Coastal Cabana * Mint Macaron * and Blackberry Bliss

Bare with me as I know this is a lot of new info. But, not for the exciting part. I want to show the new colors to you!!!

This is the new color collection!!

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Here are the new In-Colors:

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These are BRAND NEW COLORS that Stampin’ Up! is offering. They now amazing!

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With change comes sad news too. Yes, we love the brand new color collection but we have had to say good bye to some of our favorites. They are as follows:

  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder

We are also saying good bye to the 2016-2018 In-Colors:

  • Dapper Denim
  • Emerald Envy
  • Flirty Flamingo*
  • Peekaboo Peach
  • Sweet Sugar Plum

*Please note that while Flirty Flamingo is retiring as an In Color, it will continue to be available as part of our core color collection.

Whew! I made it.

I was so excited about all the changes that I had to take a minute and process it before sharing it with you!

I cannot wait to start working with the new colors and sharing my projects with you!

Until then, I’ll be seeing you!

XOXO,

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Happy 30th Anniversary Stampin’ Up! and a Little Check-In

Happy 30th Anniversary Stampin’ Up! and a Little Check-In

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I know that I have been very quiet on both my blog and my Facebook page. Some of the things I am reminding myself as I have been going through the first three months of 2018 is that life just happens and to have grace where grace is due.

In late November I received a phone call from my sister letting me and my family know that she had been diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer and she laid out her treatment plans. The doctors advised her to keep the tumor in and fight it with chemo. They could not identify what the tumor was feeding on and they didn’t want to remove it just to have it come back over and over again!

My husband went to work and pushed me to go out in January and visit. She lives in Washington State, we live in Indiana. It is not common for us to just get on a plane and travel on a whim, but my husband made it work and rearranged his work schedule to make it happen for me.

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My sister is holding strong and BIGGER then cancer and for that I am grateful! She is 43 years old and has a long rough road ahead of her.

I am back at home, living this amazing life as a wife, mom and crazy lunch lady and always close to help if I need to.

I am eager to craft more, blog more and dialog more. These are all very good things. Thank you for following me along in the journey. I love Stampin’ Up! and it’s hard to believe that they are turning 30 this year. ♥

Thank you!

I’ll be seeing you soon,

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PS: xoxo

 

Designer Series Paper ~ Gift Card Pocket Card

Designer Series Paper ~ Gift Card Pocket Card

Same little adorable deer, same stamp set as the last post’s card – however the show piece in this featured card, today, is the designer series paper or DSP. Fold it just right and you get this amazing gift card pocket card and it is a must-have this holiday season.

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We made this cute little card in a workshop this fall, and it was a hit.

Here is how we made it:

  • DSP of your choice, measuring 5-1/2″ by 12″
  • 2 x mat pieces of cardstock (color of your choice), measuring 3-7/8″ x 5-3/8″
  • 1 x cardstock of your choice measuring 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″
  • 1 x Whisper White Cardstock measuring 3-1/2″ x 5″
  • 3 stripes to make banners on the front of the card
    • 2 x 1″
    • 1 x 3/4″
  • Next you want to score your DSP at 4″ and 8″ on the long side.
    • fold over the far right side to just before that 8″ score line. Then adhere to make the pocket.
  • Decorate as desired

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This is such an easy card to make that you could produce a bunch of them in a short amount of time. I know I plan to make several for my loved ones.

Thanks for stopping by today! I’ll be seeing you soon.

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This entry was posted on November 25, 2017. 1 Comment

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.

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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.

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

I’ll be seeing you soon,

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If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a 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 above. 

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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.

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There is just another week of Stampin’ Up!’s amazing paper sale. Check it out here:

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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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If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a 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 above. 

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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.

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