Small Necklace Box and 3 x 6 Card For a Graduation/Birthday

Small Necklace Box and 3 x 3 Card For a Graduation/Birthday

What a cute little gift set for your graduate or birthday recipient. This small necklace box (or you could put money it in!) and 3 x 3 card is small enough to stow away until the perfect time and it makes the sweetest gift. Let me tell you how I made them.

Start with embossing in black, two butterflies from the Beautiful Day stamp set. I chose to then watercolor the butterflies in Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo and Granny Apple Green. Once I have done that I cut them out and set them aside until I am ready to use them.

To make the 3 x 3 card, I used Thick Whisper White cardstock and cut it to 3 x 6 inches and scored it in half. I used Flirty Flamingo at 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ to mat the card and then I used glue dots to adhere one of the butterflies I had prepared.

Preparing the box is fun! Here is how I did it:

I started with two pieces of Flirty Flamingo cut to 3″ x 4″. Using my Simply Scored tool I scored both pieces at 1/2″ on all four sides. To make the lid I pulled slightly away from the scoring tool wall to make it just the tiniest bit bigger! This allows for the box to nestle inside each other perfectly.

Next, I cut tabs on all four sides. I glued the tabs and secured the box.

How the tabs look before gluing.

I hope you love this sweet little gift as much as I do. Thanks for stopping by today and I’ll be seeing you!

xoxo,

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Frappuccino Fun with Coffee Cup Framelits

Frappuccino Fun with Coffee Cup Framelits

This card was inspired by a card sketch I received in my inbox. I love it when others inspire me to create cards and sometimes you need a jumping off point. I recreated a similar idea of the sketch I was inspired by to inspire others. It is fun and the whole idea is to get people crafting!

Recipe for Making my Card:

I started by stamping and then lightly water coloring my coffee cup! I knew this card was going to be “unicorn” inspired using a cold cup and bright colors. I mixed Flirty Flamingo with Pool Party and Mint Macaron. Once my water colored cup was dried I covered it in wink of stella.

Second, I worked on the lid of my cup! I die cut out the lid in vellum and heat embossed in clear to make the shape of the lid. I then die cut out my whip cream, because every unicorn coffee drink needs whip cream, right!?

I stamped my whip cream in Flirty Flamingo and then I took my embossing paste and “whipped” up a pattern onto the paper whip cream. It looks so awesome! I set it aside and let it dry.

Putting the card together was easy. I took a half sheet of Thick Whisper White and cut it down the middle in the hot dog fold, at 4.25″ and scored in the middle at 5.5″. I set it aside and took a piece of Whisper White and made a mat at 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (just under 4.25 x 5.5″) to make a thin border around the card.

I used scrap strips of Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron and Pool Party cardstock to place on my mat and cut off the extra bits that over hang.

The rest is just assembly.

It turned out to be the cutest card and someone very deserving will receive it. Please remember that if you want to purchase these adorable coffee cup framelits, please do so before the 3rd of June. They are retiring before the new catalog goes live and when they are gone they are gone.

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

xoxo,

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Coffee Cafe Gift Card, Card ~ Perfect for Graduation

Coffee Cafe Gift Card, Card ~ Perfect for Graduation

Creating gift card, cards are some of the easiest cards to make. I enjoy making them and giving them and the best thing about it, is they are the same price to mail as regular A2 cards.

Recipe for my card:

I cut an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of cardstock (I used Crumb Cake) in half the long way at 5.25″. I scored and burnished it down the middle at 5.5″ and along the long side at 1″. I cut off the piece I didn’t need and kept the right side piece, folded up to create the inside flap.

Adhere the inside mat (5.25″ x 4″) before adhering your flap in piece. I also wedged out my flap too to make it cuter. I used snail adhesive but you want a strong hold so sometimes I choose tear n tape to adhere my flap.

Next you just decorate as you please!

I chose the Coffee Cafe Photopolymer Stamp Set simply because I am giving a coffee gift card. They coordinate with the Coffee Cup Framelits. I used a scrap of DSP (Garden Impressions 6 x 6 DSP) measuring 3″ x 5.5″ and then layered my coffee cups on top! The only other decoration I added was some Whisper White Baker’s Twine. I love that twine because it is so universal!

I hope you like my simple gift card cards today! They are awesome for a quick thank you to give someone but in this case I am using them for graduation cards.

Sadly this set is retiring here at the end of the month. If you want them I suggest getting them TODAY with no delay. Otherwise they might be gone forever. I am keeping my set to use over and over, anytime I need to give the gift of coffee.

Have a great day! I’ll 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.

A Little Note with a Butterfly Gala and Incredible Like You Mash Up

A Little Note with a Butterfly Gala and Incredible Like You Mash Up

Simple note cards are sometimes the best note card. I make them up ahead of time so that when I need one I have one. These note cards are using the Butterfly Gala stamp set and the Incredible Like You stamp set. They make for the perfect pairing!

In my first color combo I am using Tranquil Tide with Lemon Lime Twist. I used my Sponge Dauber to create the two tone colors and boy are they gorgeous together. These two in-colors are retiring in less then a week so if you love it like I do, get them NOW….before it’s too late. Stampin’ Up! says that when they’re gone, they are gone. I finished off with basic rhinestones.

In my next color combo I went a little softer using Blushing Bride and Grey Granite. I also grabbed a Thank You out of Thankful Thoughts stamp set (also retiring!) I used basic pearls to embellish this card.

My third card option is Poppy Parade and Mango Melody. I love how rich this card is. I am a bold color lover and this is dynamite. Probably my favorite of the three, this card is hard to part with.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you love the color combos and the mashup pairing of these two stamp sets. Hurry, and get the retiring products while you can. I am always sad to say goodbye but there are so many amazing offerings in our new catalog that it makes me happy!

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.

So Glad We’re Friends ~ Using Incredible Like You Photopolymer Stamp Set

So Glad We’re Friends ~ Using Incredible Like You Photopolymer Stamp Set

I find ideas everywhere. I saw this card on Instagram as a banner from one demonstrator to another and I fell in-love with the bold, bright, glittery idea I had to make it into a card.

Recipe for my card:

I grabbed some left over scraps of black and white DSP for the background on both sides. I tried making my own but the Tuxedo black was so juicy it made a black mess everywhere and that was not something I could send. So scraps were my 2nd and best choice.

I am using a half sheet of Thick Whisper White cardstock for the base, but in a hot dog fold, down the middle at 4.25″ x 11″.

I also used a couple long scraps about 1/2″ wide of Daffodil Delight and placed it on both sides of my banner, which was made out of regular weight Whisper White. NOW I AM READY TO DECORATE!

I stamped my flowers in Melon Mambo, stamping off for that signature two toned look. My leaves are in Coastal Cabana. I embellished the card with Black Metallic Thread, Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Basic Pearls, and Pearlized Doilies. (which are my favorite!!)

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are enjoying your long weekend and that you get creative. Sadly, this stamp set will not be carrying on into the next catalog. If you want it, I suggest you get it NOW before it is too late. Stamps are available until they run out OR BEFORE June 3rd at Midnight, Mountain Time.

I’ll be seeing 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.

God Is Love Cards ~ Using Hold Onto Hope Stamp Set

God Is Love Cards ~ Using Hold Onto Hope Stamp Set

These cards are beautiful and could be changed up to any sentiment for any occasion. I used the Hold Onto Hope Stamp set to create these cards and they are stunning!

I held a product based class focusing on this stamp set and coordinating framelits and these cards were one of the projects featured. I help my class in April, close to Easter, and these cards are perfect for anyone spiritual. Sometimes we need to be reminded that God is Love.

Pacific Point is bright and cheery, paired with the matching DSP (designer series paper). I used the tiniest flower and flower filler from Everyday Jars and Frosted Bouquet.

I used a large oval from the Stitched Shaped Framelits to create my wreath and adhered it with mini dimensionals.

Last but not least I made a cute bow out of the 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon in Whisper White.

The other colors featured are: Garden Green and Highland Heather. The flowers on the Garden Green card are Poppy Parade.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you love these cute cards as much as I do. I am so pleased that both the Hold Onto Hope stamp set and coordinating framelits, Cross of Hope, are continuing on into the next annual catalog!

xoxo,

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May Paper Pumpkin ~ Hugs From Shelli

May Paper Pumpkin ~ Hugs From Shelli

This month’s one-of-a-kind kit honors someone very special—Stampin’ Up!’s board chair and cofounder, Shelli Gardner. Shelli herself helped conceptualize and design all of the projects you see in the kit. Its elegant, vintage look reflect Shelli’s personal papercrafting style and the spring-themed vibe will have you wanting to dive into the box right away.

Watch the Inspiration Video here:

Each Hugs from Shelli kit comes with 12 printed envelopes, 1 sheet printed vellum die cuts, 1 sheet printed die-cut elements, 2 sheets foil die-cut labels, 1-1/2 yds. velvet ribbon, 4 yds. linen thread, 4 yds. pink thread, 4 bird trinkets, 80 dimensionals, and 50 adhesive dots. And don’t forget the exclusive stamp set and Early Espresso ink spot!

Coordinating Colors: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede, Pool Party, and Very Vanilla

Q: What do you call a sad bird? A: A bluebird.
Okay, that’s a pretty bad joke! *wink* But we don’t want you to be “blue” if you try to place an order for a Shelli kit refill and they’re all gone! Remember, this kit is a collectible classic, so refills are going to fly out the door (pun intended). Our advice? If you love this kit, please don’t wait to get yours. Order today!

To order refills click here:

This elegant kit—and its super-versatile stamp set—will be sure to find a perch in your heart AND have you coming up with alternate project ideas for months to come. To create the lovely cards above, simply use your Paper Pumpkin kit and the products listed below.

All three of our alternate projects feature products from the stunningly beautiful Bird Ballad Suite, available for purchase beginning June 4.

Hello and Hugs Card

Just tuck a piece of cardstock behind the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Card front to make the lacy details pop.Free as a Bird Stamp Set; Old Olive Cardstock; ; Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Pad; Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin; Bird Ballad Trinkets; Blender Pen; Stitched Nested Labels Dies

Thank You Card

Stamp the adorable bird from the Free as a Bird Stamp Set, watercolor (our ink colors are just a suggestion!), and fussy cut. Then, pop him up on your card front with a Stampin’ Dimensional and he will capture the heart of your recipient. Free as a Bird Stamp Set; Shimmery White and Very Vanilla Cardstock; Coastal Cabana and Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pads; 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim; Aqua Painter

Dear Friend Card

This card becomes an instant classic with the addition of a Bird Ballad Trinket. Just tie it to the card with linen thread (included).Free as a Bird Stamp Set; Shimmery White and Very Vanilla Cardstock; Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad; Bird Ballad Trinkets

So how do I order future Paper Pumpkin?

I am glad you asked. It is simple, click here and learn more!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Please reach out if you have questions or want to learn more!

I’ll be seeing you,

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.