Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Paper Pumpkin June 2017 - One in a Melon

The June Paper Pumpkin kit included supplies to make 6 note cards and 4 gift bags.  I haven't yet made any of these but I have taken some of the supplies to make some alternate cards.

I started out with a Whisper White (thick) card base and started layering that with components from the kit.  The striped piece was cut from one of the bags in the kit and the piece with the fruit is the front panel from one of the note cards.  The focal panel is pretty much as shown in the kit instructions but I did add a few rhinestones and added the "it's you day!) to the bottom of that panel.

This second card is adapted from a card I saw on the Facebook group "Paper Pumpkin Fan Club" posted by MaryJo Snyder.

My third alternate is a CASE of a card Debbie Beaulieu Henderson posted in that same Facebook group.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Inky Diva's Challenge - Week of June 12

This week's challenge was to use two of the new InColours along with a new stamp set or product from the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! annual catalogue.

I had recently seen a video for a "Watercolour Smoosh" technique that intrigued me.  It is also known as "Ink Smoosh".

I used the InColours Tranquil Tide and Lemon-Lime Twist along with the Happy Birthday Thinlit.

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps - none
Ink - Tranquil Tide, Lemon-Lime Twist
Card Stock - Lemon-Lime Twist, Basic Black, Watercolour Paper
Other - Happy Birthday Thinlit, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Inky Divas Challenge - Week of May 29

This week's challenge was to create a fancy fold card.  Crystal's sample was a "fancy fold flap card".  My card is a variation of that.  There are lots of videos and tutorials online.  I combined several to come up with my card.

I started with a piece of Melon Mambo card stock cut to 5 1/2" x 11.  I scored it at 4 1/8" and 8 3/8".

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Paper Pumpkin


Starting TODAY (May 11) and ending June 10, first time Paper Pumpkin subscribers can enjoy 25% OFF their first three months.
First-time subscribers will receive an introductory 25% discount on the June, July, and August 2017 kits.
Benefits of Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions:
  • The convenience of an all-inclusive kit arriving at your door every month.
  • Exclusive photopolymer stamp sets and the opportunity to build a collection.
  • Crafting time you can count on without a lot of prep work.
  • Trying new techniques.
  • Creating alternate projects with all the goodies in the box.
  • Getting together with friends to craft every month.
  • Purchasing past kits and refills so the fun never ends.
  • The quality of the products and variety of projects each month.
  • Sharing ideas with a community of online crafters.
  • The surprise factor!
Fine print of the promotion:
  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • You must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $26.95 CDN.
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE upon checkout.
Paper Pumpkin kits include all you need for a monthly creative fix!  Add a subscription to your next Stampin’ Up! order.
TO SUBSCRIBE go to https://www.paperpumpkin.com, make sure to click on CA in the top right hand corner for Canadians and enter STARTHERE in the promo code box to receive the 25% off promotion.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter

I used the March Paper Pumpkin kit to make these sweet little bunny bags.  Everything need to complete the projects was included in the kit.  All I had to do was put them together and add some jelly beans.  There were supplies to make nine bags as well as nine little cards.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Stampin' Up! Video - Window Box Thinlits Dies

The Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue goes live today and runs to May 31, 2017.  There are a lot of bundles that include a stamp set and a set of cutting dies.  This video features the Window Box Thinlits Dies and it's coordinating stamp set Window Shopping.

Over the coming weeks I will be sharing more of the Stampin' Up! videos featuring products from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue as well as from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

Sunday, January 1, 2017