Friday, September 1, 2017

PAPER PUMPKIN final post for the week! :D

Here we are, at Friday - and up to THIS MONTH'S Paper Pumpkin! I like this one a lot. I've said that about every one, haven't I. :D

This month's came with that GORGEOUS card box - it's so sturdy, with an acrylic lid! - and the beautiful grosgrain ribbon tied around it. The selection of cards included "CONGRATS"" but I have a lot of those in my stash, and I don't need them as often as thank-yous and sympathy, unfortunately, so that's what I made all my cards. There are two designs of four types, so 8 cards - AND envelopes! - altogether. LOTS of die cuts, stamps, stickers, and you get to choose how you want to use them. :) I had a great time getting to partially design this Paper Pumpkin. :D

Thank you for joining me for all the Paper Pumpkin goings-on this week! I hope you enjoyed seeing finished projects. I think this subscription box is SO worth the fee!!!

ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!!! Take time to check out Paper Pumpkin! :D

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Paper Pumpkin, Post 2

It's WEDNESDAY!!! :D I'm so glad you came back again to see this Paper Pumpkin from July!!!

Every single one of these cards came with wood details to put on the cards. Washi tape - which I used in a way new to me, so that was cool. :D

This kit came with the Stampin' Spot, the stamps, the Washi Tape, the diecuts, and everything ready to stamp on or stick on or whatever it needed for two of each design! It took me a while, because I'm used to designing my own projects - but the directions that come with the cards make it super-simple, too. :)

OK, by the time you read this, I'll have just gotten home. :) So, as it is, I'm gonna jet and finish getting ready to leave. :D

Have a wonderful day! Check out Paper Pumpkin!!!

Monday, August 28, 2017

It's PAPER PUMPKIN in the spotlight this week!

Welcome to MONDAY!!!!

Since we're leaving in the middle of last week (Sometimes, doing this scheduled blogging stuff is like a time-travel puzzle!!!!), I wanted to feature something that would be easy to show you - and BOY, is Paper Pumpkin gonna fit that bill - for you, too!!!

This is the kit, all put together MY WY, from June. DO YOU SEE HOW ADORABLE THIS IS?!?!??! I mean, look at that watermelon tissue paper inside the bag!!! Each bag comes with its own piece of that adorable tissue paper. I can eat my weight in watermelon, which is saying something! :D So give me something watermelon-themed as a CRAFT, and I am a VERY happy crafter. :D

Y'all, the kit comes with EVERYTHING you need to do the entire box - except continuing clear blocks. Your FIRST box will come with it, and from then on, that's the only thing you need to supply. I have six gift bags ready at a moment's notice, PLUS gift cards! Seriously. It doesn't get easier than Paper Pumpkin.

Don't like the way they did a project (Which I have felt a few times!)? Use the product to do your own thing! Not only does Stampin' Up!® put out a video to show how to put these together, but there are several demos who put out alternative ideas for each month's Paper Pumpkin.

If you're interested about learning more, or perhaps ordering - and there are discounts for paying for numbers of months in advance - just click on this sentence, and scroll to the bottom to Paper Pumpkin! (If you do order, please choose me as your demonstrator! :D)

OK, now back to packing and finishing my to-do lists. :D Have a wonderful day, and DO think about this Paper Pumpkin thing. It's a blast!

Friday, August 25, 2017

LABEL ME PRETTY - Card AND challenge! :D

We made it!!! :D It's FRIDAY! 

Today's card is for another challenge - by the Paper Craft Crew. It was "Butterflies andDragonflies", using either one. I decided to go REALLY bold! :)

I used three different stamps from the Label Me Pretty stamp set, as well as the punch. Overachiever! :D Seriously, though, it's REALLY easy. The most difficult part? Poking all the pieces of the butterfly die out!

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Black Momento
Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Basic Black, Vellum Cardstock
Additional: Sponge Dauber, Black EP, Heat Tool, Butterflies Thinlits, Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals, Multi Purpose Glue

See?!??! It really doesn't get much simpler. My mom loved both cards this week - she adores anything YELLOW. :D

So, I'm outta here!!! I have a wedding to attend! Have a wonderful, fun weekend, and be sure to take a little time to stamp something! :)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

LABEL ME PRETTY for Packaging!

Welcome to Wednesday! :D
Isn't this ADORABLE?!?!?!? Sorry that I used retired Cherry Cobbler baker's twine on the frint of the label, but it DOES come in other colors... :D (See page 199 in the IBC.) But this is FAST packaging at its prettiest!

Of course, you don't HAVE to use this label from the stamp set - if you chose another, you could use this box for gifting LOTS of other small gifts! Quick and EASY!!!!

Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Card stock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler (1/2" strip all around the box)
Additioinal: Baker's Twine, Garden Green Stampin' Write Marker (difficult to see, but it's there!), Dimensionals, Multi Purpose Glue, Clear Tiny Treat Boxes

I just put some homemade fudge Mom had in the freezer into it, and hey, presto! a great little gift! :)

OK, I'm outta here - time to finish packing! :D Have a great day - and be SURE to make the time to stamp SOMEthing! :D

Monday, August 21, 2017


Good Monday Morning! Welcome to my second week in a row of blogging. :D I MIGHT miss next Monday, just so you know - my oldest niece is getting married this weekend! :) I MAY get ahead of the ball enough to post, but I'm NOT promising. :D

ANYWAY. This week, I chose the LABEL ME PRETTY bundle to use; It's a great bundle, and there are some great stamps in the set!

This first card is for a challenge from Paper Craft Crew. If you click on the name of the site, it'll take you to this challenge page, so you can see some other layouts (if you're interested).

Additional Stamp Set: Colorful Seasons
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze
Accessories: Big Shot, Copper Foil Sheets, Pinewood Planks 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions EF, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Circle Punches, Pearl Basic Jewels, Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals, Clear EP, Heat Tool

As always, if you have a question on how I did something, please don't hesitate to ask!!!
 Take the time to STAMP something! :)


Friday, August 18, 2017

Carols of Christmas - Take 3!

Well, here it is, Friday - and I did all three days, just as I promised. :D (That is, if Blogger posts as I have scheduled them...! :D ) I didn't mean to, but I used a retired box to do this with. I bed your pardon. :D I will try and use something more current soon... :D
SO very simple! I mixed a little clear embossing powder with Dazzling Diamonds glitter for the embossing on the ornaments all the way around the box.

Card stock: Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Whisper White
Stamp set: Carols of Christmas
Accessories: Gold foil sheets, Stampin' Write markers (Real Red and Old Olive), Gold and clear embossing powders, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Fast Fuse

SO simple to make great packaging! If you've got a box you want to cover, you could use Crumb Cake panels that are cut the same size as the sides of your box. I wanted simple, but elegant. And I LOVE holly! :D

Enjoy your weekend! Why don't you put your Stampin' Up!® order together, and contact me? :D Or go to my business site, and click the SHOP NOW tab. Be SURE and make the time to STAMP something! :)