Paper Pumpkin – Friends of a Feather

Greetings once again my stamping friends.  Today I am sharing another Paper Pumpkin kit with you, this one was the October 2018 kit – Friends of a Feather.  This kit made 8 cards (4 each of two designs) and I have lots of left over pieces that I can use on other projects!  Here are the cards, which are pretty much as designed in the kit with a small modification by me.

I added the light turquoise leaf on the front.

I added the navy leaf sprig on the tag.

Here is the video from Stampin’ Up! which shows everything that is included in the kit and how to assemble the cards.

That is a lot of stuff for $19.95, right!  This is a great way to slowly build your stamp and ink supplies.  Get some of your friends to subscribe as well and you can gather together and put your kits together and have a day of fun while doing so.

If you have any questions on how a Paper Pumpkin subscription works, do not hesitate to contact me.  I would love to be your demonstrator if you decide to subscribe.  HERE is a link to make it easier for you to do so.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Paper Pumpkin – Frights & Delights

Greetings my stamping friends.  I am going to share with you today the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit – Frights & Delights – which makes the cutest treat bags I have seen in a while, or maybe ever!

I absolutely love my Paper Pumpkin subscription because the little box always contains everything I need to make that month’s projects – whether they be cards or 3-D gift items – including an ink spot and an exclusive stamp set for $19.95 (US).  All I needed to add to this project were the delicious chocolates in the bag.  YUM!

If you are not yet a Paper Pumpkin subscriber and want to get this year’s Holiday kit, now is the time to get cozy this Christmas season with Paper Pumpkin, your One-Stop Box for holiday papercrafting fun.  When you subscribe by November 10, you will receive a specially-designed box filled with everything you need for a holly-jolly, handmade holiday for $19.95 per kit (US).

What will the kit be for this Holiday?  All we know is that you will receive materials to make 10 cards (5 each of 2 designs) and that the box design is a great sneak peek of what’s inside.  Coordinating colors:  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White.

If you are not yet a subscriber and want to be sure you get this kit in the mail in November, click HERE before November 10 to subscribe!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Takeout Treats (or Tricks)

Greetings my stamping friends.  As the temperatures are going to change drastically overnight I thought I would share a Halloween treat project with you.  I managed to get another order processed with some of the new Halloween products from the Holiday Catalog and I have the greatest of intentions to make cute treats for my neighbors and dearest friends.

Here is one such treat holder:

Now I just need to find something worthy to put inside each little box!

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this treat box which can be added to your shopping cart by simply clicking on the thumbnails below:

I also used floral wire that I wrapped around a paint brush handle to create the floating spring for the flying ghost.

If you have any questions regarding any design elements of these treat boxes, do not hesitate to ask me.  My tutorials are always FREE.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Peaceful Noel Meets Winter Woods in the Round

Greetings my stamping friends.  I have another original design project to share with you today.  Similar to my project from yesterday, I used the Stamparatus and my template to create a wreath, but I spent a little extra time doing some fussy cutting.  Here is the card so you can see what I mean:

I started with a 3″ square piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamped the two-step branch from the Peaceful Noel stamp set and then fussy cut out the wreath.  I stamped the pine cones from the Winter Woods stamp set and cut them out with the coordinating framelits.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that were used in the design of this card which can be added to your shopping cart by simply clicking on the thumbnails below:

Even with the fussy cutting of the wreath (TIP:  I made an “X” in the center using an Exacto Knife to make it easier to cut out the inside of the wreath), this was a pretty simple project.  If you have any questions regarding any measurements or other design elements, do not hesitate to ask me.  As you may have read by now, my tutorials are always offered to my subscribers for FREE.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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A Peaceful Noel in the Round

Greetings my stamping friends.  Today I have an original design to share with you.  With my A/C upstairs replaced and the cooler weather my crafting space is now a pleasant room to spend time in.

First I will share with you my card and then explain how I created the focal point.

Can you guess what stamping tool I used to help me create my wreath?  If you guessed the Stampartus, then you would be correct!  I first created a “template” which would allow me to stamp on paper that is either 3″, 4″ or 5″ square and laminated it for protection from staining:

I placed my appropriately sized paper in the square and held it in place with the magnets and placed the stamp where I wanted it to start and then “picked it up” with one of the plates, inked it, stamped, rotated my paper 1/4 turn and repeated until I had a completed wreath.  It really is that easy!

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card which can be added to your shopping cart by simply clicking on the thumbnails below:

If you have any questions regarding measurements or any other design elements of this card, do not hesitate to ask.  My tutorials are always offered for FREE.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Making Christmas Bright

Greetings my stamping friends.  If you are as old as I am then you remember Christmas lights as being the big red and green bulbs that screwed into sockets strung on heavy electrical wires.  These are still my favorite type of lights but are sometimes difficult to find and much more expensive than the little bitty twinkle lights.

I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the Making Christmas Bright bundle in the Holiday Catalog – a stamp set and bulb builder punch featuring these marvelous lights!  And of course Amy Storrie had a project for us at her Holiday Retreat using the products from the All is Bright product suite that coordinate with this bundle.  Here is the card:

Super cute and simple, right!  I love the designer series paper in this product suite.  It has the realistic photographic image on one side and a graphic design on the other side.  Those light bulbs on the DSP look like you could just grab them and put them on your string of lights!

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that were used in the design of this card which can be added to your shopping cart by simply clicking on the thumbnails below:

This was a fun card to make.  If you have any questions as to measurements or any other design elements just ask.  All of my tutorials are provided for FREE.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Joyous Noel

Greetings my stamping friends!  I have two more projects from Amy Storrie’s Holiday Retreat to share with you today – one is a card and the other is a banner.  These projects both use products from the Joyous Noel Suite which is my second favorite product suite from the Holiday Catalog (at least this week!).

The first project is the card – clean and simple:

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that were used in the design of this card which can be added to your shopping cart with a simple click on the thumbnails below:

As for the second project – the banner – while I made all of the parts I did not fully assemble the banner at the event and I have not gotten around to putting it all together just yet.  But I did manage to get a photograph of Amy’s sample so that is what I am sharing with you today:

And here are the additional Stampin’ Up! products that were used in the design of this banner which also can be added to your shopping cart with a click on the thumbnails below:

I think I am going to make a companion “Christmas” banner to go with my “Merry” banner and hang them on my fireplace mantel!

If you have any questions regarding measurements or other design elements of these projects, you know that all you have to do is ask me, right?  My tutorials are always offered for FREE!

As I stated on my Facebook business page earlier today …

It’s here!  Your chance to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and give it a try for $5!!!  Limited quantities are available.  Sign up HERE.  Be sure to enter code FLASH1018.  And let me know if you have any questions or need help.  (NOTE:  This offer is for new subscribers only.)

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Farmhouse Christmas

Greetings my stamping friends.  Sorry for the pause in posts – I am having upstairs A/C problems again and the temperatures here in my part of Texas are in the 90’s and make it unbearable to spend time in my crafting space.  Good news (if you can call it that) is that we are getting an entire new unit installed on Monday (which is actually today already)!

So I did not spend any time in my room making anything during World Card Making Day, but I hope you all got the chance to make something yourselves.

Thankfully I still have several projects from Amy Storrie’s Holiday Retreat left to share with you.  Today’s projects include two cards and a framed art piece that use the Festive Farmhouse Suite of products from the Holiday Catalog.  I think this is my most favorite product suite so far.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that were used in the design of these projects which can be added to your shopping cart with a quick click on the thumbnails below:

If you have any questions regarding measurements or any other design elements for any of these projects, just ask.  I am always happy to share my posted projects with you for FREE.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Stamparatus Accessories – Oh My!

If you already have a Stamparatus – the absolute best stamping tool ever invited – then you will be over the moon to hear that you can now purchase “accessories” to go with it!  Sadly this does not include a carrying case (but rumor has it that one is anticipated), but it does include specially sized grid paper, two plates, two magnets and a foam mat.  These accessories can be purchased separately or as a bundle.

If you do not have a Stamparatus yet, schedule some time to come play with mine to see why you absolutely need one for yourself!

Thank you for stopping by today.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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Falling for Leaves

Greetings my stamping friends.  I am going to share with you today two projects we made at Amy Storrie’s Holiday Retreat using the Falling for Leaves bundle from the Holiday Catalog.  I do not have the bundle of products (yet) so unfortunately I do not have a project of my own design to share with you.

The first project is a card:

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that were used in the design of this card which can be added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails below:

The second project is a 3-D gift bag using the little cotton bags from the Holiday Catalog with the same bundle, just different colors:

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that were used in the design of this gift bag which, again, can be added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails below:

If you have any questions regarding layout, dimensions, etc. for either of these projects all you need to do is ask me.  I am always happy to share my tutorials with you for FREE.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.

Linda

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