July Paper Pumpkin and Add-On

This kit looks amazing! The kit includes enough supplies to create nine postcards and coordinating envelopes, as well as nine die-cut tealight bags. The Summer Nights Add-On (not required to complete the Paper Pumpkin project) contains 24 preprinted card bases and coordinating envelopes. This is a separate purchase for those that want to expand the Paper Pumpkin kit for a traditional cardmaking experience.

Some of my favorite colors coordinate with this kit: BlackBerry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Costal Cabana and Night of Navy.

To receive this kit, you must order by July 10, 2020. Follow the link to take you to my on-line store to order today!

https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2195858

I’m always looking to expand my team. While checking out this Paper Pumpkin, take a peak at the New Demonstrator deals going on now. Contact me if you have any questions or would like additional information.

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Have a fabulous day. As always, Happy Crafting!! Colleen

Heartfelt Blooms—-Oldie but Goodie

Hello and welcome to today’s card. Heartfelt Blooms is a retired Sale-A-Bration stamp set. If you have it in your stash of sets, dig it out as this is a wonderful, easy card to make with just a few supplies. If you don’t, I would suggest Ornate Style, Healing Hugs or Prized Peony—all found in the 2020- 2021 catalog. I think this is one of my favorite catalogs to date. There is such a wide variety of stamp sets to choose from. I think the biggest improvement (for me, at least), is the availability of both masculine and children’s sets.

Card recipe:

~ Cut your card base at 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”. Score at 4-1/4”. I used one of the 2020-2021 In-Colors—-Bumble Bee.

~ Cut a piece of Whisper White at 4-1/8” x 5-3/8”. Stamp your image on this piece. I used Daffodil Delight. Honestly, that has been my “go to” yellow for so long, I forgot all about my new Bumble Bee ink pad! I just placed my stamp in the corner (make sure you have scrap paper behind this piece!) and stamped away. **For the second card, I stamped the image on a piece of scrap paper before stamping on the Whisper White. I wanted a lighter image**.

~ I wrapped some twine/ ribbon around the base and then adhered this layer to the card base. Add some bling and this card is done!

Very easy, but lovely card. If you are in the United States and would like to place an order, please visit my on-line store. I do send a complimentary catalog (if requested) with orders over $25.00 and a handmade Thank You card. For orders over $50.00, I also add a small gift.

Have a fabulous day. As always, Happy Crafting!! Colleen

Product List
Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [100730] $9.75 Paper Trimmer [152392] $25.00 Take Your Pick [144107] $10.00 Multipurpose Liquid Glue [110755] $4.00 Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock [153077] $8.75 Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad [147094] $7.50 Calypso Coral 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [122925] $8.75 Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad [147101] $7.50 Ornate Style Bundle [154119] $52.00 Healing Hugs Clear-Mount Stamp Set [146530] $21.00 Prized Peony Cling Stamp Set (English) [152504] $24.00 Heartfelt Blooms Clear-Mount Stamp Set [147202] $0.00 Clear faceted gems Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels [151193] $6.00

****Heartfelt Blooms is a retired set****

Scrappy Starburst Card using Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper

Do you ever wonder what to do with all of your Designer Series Paper? You know, the odds and ends we generally have left over? This Scrappy Starburst card is perfect for a quick and easy card using your leftover supplies. For this card, I used the Peaceful Poppies DSP (recently retired). Let me explain how easily this card came together.

~ Start by cutting your card base at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”. Score at 4-1/4”. I used Thick Whisper White card stock.

~ Next, cut a piece of the regular Whisper White card stock at 4” x 5-1/4”.

~ Cut 3 pieces of your Designer DSP at 5” x 2”. If you have a pattern that needs to be placed in a particular design, you may need a few extra pieces to get that lined up properly. You will also need a couple of small scrap pieces for the bottom corners.

~ Place the DSP (on an angle) on your paper trimmer to cut into triangles.

~ Start placing these pieces on the Whisper White card stock (start with the two middle pieces), leaving a small gap between the triangles. Once you have your design figured out, start gluing these papers down. I tell you, I don’t think I can ever get things straight, so I am happy this is a forgiving pattern!

~ Now to trim off the excess!

~ Ta-Da! Everything is in place and trimmed. I wrapped some twine around this layer and then glued to the thick Whisper White card base.

~ Add a sentiment and some bling and this card is done! As an afterthought, I added some Wink of Stella to the berries for some extra sparkle.

*** You will note that this is a bit of a different design than the above photo. That’s what happens when you forget to take photos as you go along***

If you are in the United States and would like to place an order, please visit my on-line store. I do send a complimentary catalog (if requested) with orders over $25.00 and a handmade Thank You card. For orders over $50.00, I also add a small gift.

Have a fabulous day and as always, Happy Crafting! Colleen

Product List
Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [100730] $9.75 Paper Trimmer [152392] $25.00 Take Your Pick [144107] $10.00 Multipurpose Liquid Glue [110755] $4.00 Stampin’ Dimensionals [104430] $4.00 Layering Circles Dies [151770] $35.00 Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper [151324] $11.50 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock [140272] $8.25

Pick a Free Bundle Starter Kit Promotion

Have you ever thought of becoming a Stampin’ Up demonstrator? If you have (or just want a great deal on products), now is the time. The starter kit is $99.00 and, for a limited time, you can select one stamp and punch bundle (page 168-169) or one stamp set and die bundle (page 173-179) in addition to the regular Starter kit for FREE.

This promotion lasts until June 30, 2020. If you are in the United States and wish to become a member, please send me a message or go to my on-line store to sign up. I initially signed up just to be a “Hobby” demonstrator—my intention was to get the starter kit, free products and the discount. I have enjoyed this hobby so much, I am now an active demonstrator, blogging and holding classes! I also love having cards at the ready to send out for birthdays, celebrations, and “just because”.

If you are in the United States and would like to place an order, please visit my on-line store. I do send a complimentary catalog (if requested) with orders over $25.00 and a handmade Thank-You card. For orders over $50.00, I also add a small gift.

Have a fabulous day. As always, Happy Crafting! Colleen

Painted Poppies Sympathy Card

Hello! Today’s card is a sympathy card using the Painted Poppies stamp set. I just love this stamp set and I am so happy it carried over from our mini catalog. You can find it in our newest catalog (2020- 2021) on page 18. This stamp set coordinates with the Painted Labels dies on page 177.

Card Recipe:

~ Cut card stock at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” then score at 4-1/4”. I used Cajun Craze for my base. While you have the Cajun Craze out, cut 3 squares at 1-9/16” x 1-9/16”. (Connie Stewart at Simply Simple Stamping has an excellent tutorial on how to read a ruler).

~ Cut Whisper White card stock at 4-1/8” x 5-3/8”. I ran this piece through my die cutting machine using the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder.

~ Cut a strip of Old Olive card stock at 1” x 4-1/8”. I had some old ribbon that I ran across the front and adhered to the back of this.

~ Using your Layering Circles dies, cut a piece of Whisper White and Poppy Parade. If you do not have the dies, use the appropriate sized punch for your card.

~ Run the Whisper White 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ piece through your die cutting machine using the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder. You could skip this step, although I do like a bit of texture to my cards.

~ Now to stamp! I stamped my images in Poppy Parade. I love that speckled pattern using the Old Olive at the base of the flowers and over the sentiment. I colored in the stems and leaf using Old Olive ink and the flowers using the Dark and Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. I think these colors gave this card a nice, soft look.

~ Adhere everything together. Pop the flower images and sentiment up on dimensionals and add some bling.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card. If you are in the United States and would like to place an order, please visit my on-line store. I do send a complimentary catalog (if requested) with orders over $25.00 and a handmade Thank-You card. For orders over $50.00, I also add a small gift.