September 3, 2015

Ribbon Tip for Paper Pumpkin!

I have a tip today that I posted on a group Facebook page that I belong to and the tip was so well received that I thought I would share it here with you also. When I receive my Paper Pumpkin Boxes, the ribbon or twine that is included in the boxes is usually folded up nicely in a small plastic bag and looks like this when I open the bag:

With it being folded, you or course end up with fold lines. So what I do is dig out my flat iron and run it through the iron. If you don't have a flat iron but maybe own a curling iron, I'm sure it would work just as well:

Once I have completed the whole thing, this is what the ribbon looks like, all nice and flat and smooth and I'm ready to rock 'n roll:

Enjoy your day today and thanks for stopping by to visit me today!

September 2, 2015

Paper Pumpkin August 2015 Additional Projects!

WARNING....long post! I've been at it again this month was a super-wonderful Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit. The kit for August was fab! Not only did I create exactly what the kit was intended for....the first 3 photo's....I also added 6 more projects to the know me!

So this little grouping is completed by following the directions that come with the August kit:

Next up is this cute ensemble using one of the boxes. I did not fold the flap down on the box so that it would stay upright. I cut up one of the card bases and glued it to the box flap and folded the small flap over to glue it down. I then wrapped the ribbon around the whole flap and tied it into a double-knot. I then stamped and glued one of the labels over the ribbon:

So what else did I do to my box? I tied another piece of ribbon around the base of the box. I then took 3 flowers, spritzed them with water and scrunched them to death. I then un-scrunched them (is that even a word?) and added a Silver Mini Brad in the center to stack all three of them together. I then scrunched them back up and played with the flower until I liked the shape. I then let it dry and glued it to the front of the box using Stampin' Dimensionals.

So what does the inside of my box hold? How about some Thin Mints, the ones that come in square wrappers! I purchased them in bulk at Sam's Club. I cut 6 pieces of Pink Pirouette Cardstock each measuring 2" x 4-3/4". Score each piece at 1-1/4", 1-1/2", 3-1/4" and 3-1/2". Stamp the sentiment and wrap the cardstock around each chocolate, adhering the ends by overlapping them!

Now on to Project #2:

It was difficult to capture the fringe on my card. It looks fabulous in real life:

What I did with this card is cut two pieces of the black fringe and layered it on the left-hand side of the card so that both layers show up. I added a piece of the Gold Cording Trim (Holiday Catalog) by wrapping it around the card 3 times and tying off with a bow. The sentiment is stamped 3 times without re-inking. I used the scraps from the flowers to cut 2 small flowers using the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and glued them to my tag. I added a Pearl Jewel to the center.

Project #3:

I was quite creative with this next one. When holding a large flower in my hand, the idea of a "pinwheel" came to me. I snipped each petal in half and add a small hole to the same half on each petal with a Paper Piercer. I then brought each petal with the hole towards the center and added a Silver Mini Brad through all 4 layers to create the pinwheel. I then glued another flower to the bottom of the pinwheel. How neat is that?

Now on to Project #4:

To get started on this one you need to add a score line at 1-3/4" from one edge. Now you are going to fold the card in half so that the design is on the inside and then fold on the score line you created so the card fold looks like the photo. To get a better visual you can scroll to photo 2 for this project:

Now we need layers...two of them for each panel. Cut 1 piece of Basic Black measuring 3-1/8" x 4-3/4" and 2 pieces measuring 1-7/16" (sorry for those of you that hate to measure). You will also need 1 piece of Very Vanilla measuring 3" x 4-1/2" and 2 pieces measuring 1-1/4" x 4-1/2". Glue and layer all six panels to your card. Stamp the squiggly image at the top and bottom of the larger piece. Finish the front of the card with the pieces from the kit. This is what the card looks like when opened:

So I had a few tag & label pieces left over and I decided to create a small tag that can be added to a gift. The tag has a small flower that is made like the one on an earlier card and I added a small hole in the corner to add Gold Cording Trim through:

Have I got you convinced yet that YOU NEED TO SUBSCRIBE to get these kits delivered to your home? It's so easy...sign up...wait for the box to arrive....create, create, create! Plus you get your first 2 months at 50% off. So why not?

Go to my Paper Pumpkin Store to sign up and don't forget to enter the promo code HALFOFF before September 10th to receive this months kit:


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September 1, 2015

Two For Tuesday Take Eleven and the New Holiday Catalog!

First let me start the day by announcing that our new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog goes live today! How exciting and I know you will LOVE everything that you see in the catalog. If you have been one of my customers for the past 6 months, your copy should have arrived in the mail last week some time. If you would like to view the online version, you can click on the catalog below: 

Remember that each month I send out thank you card kits to anyone that places an Online Order. My store link is located at the bottom of my post. 

So today's two cards were both created using the "Peaceful Wreath" stamp set. One simple, the other stepped-up:

For the 1st card, here are the layers you will need:
  • Card Base: Rose Red Cardstock 11" x 4-1/4". Score in the center at 5-1/2" and fold.
  • Layer #2: Whisper White Cardstock 5-1/4" x 4". Stamp the wreath about an inch from the top using Old Olive Ink. Stamp the sentiment below the wreath using Rose Red Ink. 
How simple was that? And now we move on to card #2 which has been stepped up:

  • Card Base: Rose Red Cardstock 11" x 4-1/4". Score in the center at 5-1/2" and fold.
  • Layer #2: Old Olive Cardstock 5-1/4" x 4". Glue to card base.
  • Layer #3: Whisper White Cardstock 5" x 3-3/4". Stamp the holly leaves image using Old Olive Ink in each corner. Add the sentiment to the lower left-hand side using Rose Red Ink. Glue to card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Wreath: Stamp the wreath using Old Olive Ink over Old Olive Cardstock and cut out using the framelit dies. Glue to card front using Stampin' Dimensionals. Stamp the bow using Rose Red Ink on Rose Red Cardstock. Cut out using the framelits and glue to the top of the wreath.
  • Bling: Add Rhinestone Jewels to the background of the card:
You can see all of my Two For Tuesday posts by clicking here to view them: TWO FOR TUESDAY
All of the Stampin' Up! supplies I used are listed here:

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August 31, 2015

Merry Monday #170!

I've gone "Clean & Simple" today for Karren's "Holly" challenge at Merry Monday. Let's see what you can come up with!

I decided to showcase my holly inside a scalloped circle layered over a wider circle. I also colored some White Perfect Accents with a red Permanent marker. The holly leaves were embossed using the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder. One holly is glued flat while the other is glued using a Stampin' Dimensional used for height:

Please make sure you visit my teammates at Merry Monday today. Thanks for stopping by to visit me!
Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Tip Top Taupe, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Garden Green
  • Stamps: Retired
  • Inks: Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories: White Perfect Accents, Ribbon-Retired
  • Tools: 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Holly-Retired Die, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Misc: Red Permanent Marker

August 30, 2015

Floral Wings Clear Case Tutorial For Sale!

Now that my class for the Floral Wings Clear Case has come and gone, I have the PDF tutorial ready for purchase. My kits sold out fast so if you missed them, you now have the tutorial option. Here is the PayPal link, please allow 24 hours for me to send it to you!

Floral Wings Case & Cards Set PDF Tutorial
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August 29, 2015

Create with Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop!

This is our last "In-Color" feature for our Saturday Blog Hops at Create with Connie & Mary! I hope you've enjoyed 5 weeks of all five in-colors and I can't wait to show you our new line-up for September. So today we are featuring Delightful Dijon. Stampin' Up! retired More Mustard quite a few years ago and I truly missed it. I was glad to see this color debut in our Annual Catalog. This color will be around for two years so stock up while you can!


So for my card I used Delightful Dijon Cardstock, Delightful Dijon Ink and Delightful Dijon 1" Dotted Lace Ribbon. Love how our products coordinate, don't you?

If you would like to try your hand at making this card, here are the step-by-step directions:
  • Card Base: Delightful Dijon Cardstock 11" x 4-1/4". Score in the center at 5-1/2" an fold.
  • Layer #2: Very Vanilla Cardstock 5" x 3-3/4". Stamp the fern image from Butterfly Basics repeatedly using Delightful Dijon Ink. Some without re-inking your stamp. Tie a piece of ribbon around the bottom of the cardstock into a bow. Glue to card base using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  •  Layer #3: Very Vanilla Cardstock 3-1/4" x 3/4". Stamp the sentiment from the Fabulous Four stamp set using Delightful Dijon Ink. Cut the two ends into a "V". Glue to card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Bling: Add some drops of Crystal Effects to the background and allow to dry!
I hope you plan on visiting my teammates during our blog hop. You will see more ways to use the Delightful Dijon In-Color. For now, click on one of the arrows below to take you to the next blog:

Stampin' Up! supplies I used today:
  • Stamps: Butterfly Basics, Fabulous Four
  • Inks: Delightful Dijon
  • Cardstock: Delightful Dijon, Very Vanilla
  • Accessories: Delightful Dijon 1" Dotted Lace Ribbon 
  • Tools: Stampin' Dimensionals, Crystal Effects
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August 28, 2015

Paper Pumpkin Bonus Project for August 2015!

Paper Pumpkin Subscribers, have you received your little red box yet this month? How awesome is the kit huh? Would you like to add a simple project using the supplies you received?

The project is from our Paper Pumpkin Gurus Group. We always post a Bonus Project each month to give you a very small sampling of what we do exclusively for our Paper Pumpkin Subscribers. Each month they receive an email from us with 10-12 Exclusive projects just for them! Not only do they receive a photo of each project, they also receive PDF directions for each single project that looks just like this PDF:

You can download this project sheet right here: AUGUST BONUS PROJECT PDF

A quick reminder, Paper Pumpkin is at 50% for your first two months until September 10th. If you would like to receive the September kit, you need to sign up before the 10th. 
Click here to sign up now: DEBBIE'S PAPER PUMPKIN STORE and don't forget to enter the promo code HALFOFF

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August 27, 2015

Paper Pumpkin July Additional Project!

I was playing around with my July 2015 Paper Pumpkin stamps and came up with a design using the flower image. The image makes for a super nice background by using color-on-color. Take a peek at the photo for today's card:

I coordinated the Delightful Dijon colors by using the cardstock, ink pad and ribbon. I love it when that happens! It's so easy when Stampin' Up! provides us with coordinating products isn't it?

Dig out your Paper Pumpkin stamps and make this card with me:
  • Card Base: Delightful Dijon 11" x 4-1/4". Score in the center at 5-1/2" and fold. Stamp the flower image as a background all over the cardstock.
  • Layer #2: Farmer's Market Designer Paper 1" x 5-1/2". Glue to the right-hand edge of the card base.
  • Layer #3: Soft Suede Cardstock 1/4" x 5-1/2". Glue alongside the designer paper overlapping slightly.
  • Layer #4: Whisper White Cardstock cut 2" x 4-1/4". Cut to top with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Stamp the sentiment from the Lovely Wishes stamps set using Delightful Dijon Ink leaving room for the flower at the bottom. Add a strip of the 1" Delightful Dijon Ribbon at the top. Glue using Stampin' Dimensionals to your card front.
  • Flower: Stamp one flower on a scrap piece of Delightful Dijon Cardstock and hand-cut. Glue to the tag using Stampin' Dimensionals. Thread a piece of Linen Thread through a Very Vintage Designer Button and tie into a knot. Glue the button in the center of the flower.
  • Leaves: Using the Fun Flower Punch, cut one using Soft Suede Cardstock. Cut off 3 petals. Make a trio with the petals by adding a Stampin' Dimensional under one leaf and press layered over the other two petals. Glue the leaves in place under the flower.
Here's a list of all the Stampin' Up! supplies I used:
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