Monday, April 17, 2017

Manly Happy Birthday

Happy Monday!

With less than 2 months to go with the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  I thought I'd share some projects made using products in the catalog.

Here is a card using 2 products from this catalog:
The Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143231) and Window Shopping Stamp Set (143265 Clear Mount).

The card base is cut 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" and scored at 3".

I cut a 4" x 2 3/4" piece from the Silver Foil paper (132178), inserted it into the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143231) and ran it through the Big Shot using this sandwich: Multipurpose platform (no tabs). the folder (with paper), hinge side first, then a cutting plate (only 1 cutting plate).  This is important because this folder is a bit thicker than the regular folders.

Once the foil was embossed, I took my Versamark pad and pressed it all over the shiny side of the foil.  I randomly sprinkled gold embossing powder and silver embossing powder over the service leaving some space without powder.  I used the heat tool to melt the powder.  Once cool, I sponged the surface with Basic Black Archival Ink and used the heat tool to help it dry.

I cut one piece of Whisper White card stock 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" and another piece 5 1/4" x 4" for the inside of the card.

To make the screw heads, I pressed a new pencil eraser into the Versamark pad, 'stamped' on all for corners of both pieces of Whisper White card stock, sprinkled silver embossing powder and then scratched a line through the powder and then embossed with the heat tool.  

Using the Basic Black Archival ink, I stamped "Happy Birthday" on the smaller piece of Whisper White and "Make a Wish" on the larger pieces. 

I adhered all the pieces together using SNAIL and finished the card.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

Happy Crafting!


Product List

Monday, April 10, 2017

Guess what Stampin' Up! posted today!!!

The RETIRING LIST!!  Click here to see what's going...going....etc!  As always, these products are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

I will be submitting orders through out April and May but if there is something you want, contact me so I can get your order submitted or you can submit it yourself but try your best not to put it off or it may be gone!

Remember, the 2015/2017 In Colors are retiring so if you need an ink refill, lets get it ordered, supplies of them seem to go fast!

Happy Viewing!


Sunday, April 9, 2017

In Color Birthdays

Welcome stampers and lovers of paper crafting!!  

This is the April 2017 Blog Hop.  The theme for this month is "Retiring 2015/2017 In Colors!"

I've been holding on to these Whisper White Note Cards (131527) for some time now and wasn't sure what to do with them.  I thought they'd be a great birthday card to attach to gift bags and packages since they are a bit smaller than the standard size birthday card.

Balloon Adventures Photopolymer Stamp Set (142823)

Whisper  White (100730)
Cucumber Crush (138335)
Delightful Dijon (138338)
Mint Macaron (138337)
Tip Top Taupe (138336)
Watermelon Wonder (138334)

Cucumber Crush (138324)
Delightful Dijon (138327)
Mint Macaron (138326)
Tip Top Taupe (138325)
Watermelon Wonder (138323)

Balloon Bouquet Punch (140609)
SNAIL (104332)
Assorted Clear Blocks

I hope you enjoyed my simple project, thanks for stopping by!


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Happy FOURTH Birthday Paper Pumpkin

In March of 2013, Stampin' Up! launched a fun new craft kit subscription service called Paper Pumpkin.  I was present for the announcement at the 2013 Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida.

I'm proud to say that I have EVERY one of the EXCLUSIVE stamp sets that were included in these kits.  Each month, a fully designed project kit arrives at your door with everything cut and ready to assemble.  Included in each kit is an exclusive stamp set, ink, paper, etc.  Projects include cards, scrapbooks, home decor, and other fun projects.

This project kit is designed especially for:

  • anyone crafty
  • anyone not crafty
  • anyone you know who's crafty
  • anyone you know who would like to be crafty
  • bored kids
  • college students
  • grandchildren
  • nieces and nephews
  • crafters who don't have a lot of storage space
  • crafters who don't want to buy a lot of extras
  • etc.
Check out this short video that describes more details:

To subscribe, click here and follow the directions to get your subscription started.  Your first kit will include a clear block that you would use to mount the photopolymer (clear) stamps.

Here's the bonus!!!!

If you subscribe by APRIL 10  you will receive an extra special kit designed by Stampin' Up!s CEO, Sara Douglass.  And if that wasn't enough, there will be a FREE gift include as well!!

Here is another brief video with some additional information:

All subscribers will be given access to my private VIP Paper Pumpkin Facebook page where I will alternative projects using the stamps, ink, and supplies in each kit.

As a subscriber, you will have access to order refill kits as they become available too!

Here are some pictures from the most recent kit:

Here are all the items included with this kit.

Here are 2 finished projects:

Here are a few alternative projects using the kit contents plus additional supplies:

Here's a close up of a treat container using a test tube from the September 2016 kit.

Remember, you have until Monday, April 10th to subscribe to get the "It's a Sara Thing" project kit AND free gift.  Browse around the Paper Pumpkin website to see previous kits and other information. You can skip a month or cancel at anytime.

Please let me know if  you have any more questions.  I'll be happy to answer them!

Happy Crafting,