Saturday, November 29, 2014

November Paper Pumpkin Kit: Simply Snowflake


Stampin' Up! November Paper Pumpkin Kit Cards & Tags | Stampingville #paperpumpkin #StampinUp #papercrafts

The November Paper Pumpkin Kit (Simply Snowflake) is so cute and clever. I love the big fancy fold snowflake and the white & silver Baker's Twine to tie the card makes it seem like a present! In addition to the eight cards and envelopes, the kit also makes 12 gift tags - each tag has two layers.


November Paper Pumpkin Kit Contents #PaperPumpkin #papercrafts #StampinUp

I've really been impressed with the amount of product included in these monthly paper-crafting kits. The Simply Snowflake stamp set alone makes this kit worth the low price. In addition to that, the kit included (8) die-cut card bases and envelopes, (24) die-cut tags, a mini ink pad, washi tape, Baker's Twine, rhinestones, glue dots, and more.

I've found that, with nearly every kit, there are left-over bits and pieces. That was true with this month's kit as well. Might as well do something with it, right? That light bulb moment came on as soon as I started punching out the letters from the die cut tags. The tags reflect the negative die-cut of "HAPPY HOLIDAYS", which leaves you with all those letters times 12. You can bet that "HO HO HO" popped into my head the very first tag!


Simply Snowflake Paper Pumpkin Kit | Stampingville #paperpumpkin #StampinUp #papercrafts


So, I put those letters to use on both a card and a tag. They are both a bit simple, which makes them quick and easy, but I'm hoping to find a little more time to play with these left-over elements and step it up a little. Finding that time might be the biggest challenge for me this month. Holy cow - there's so much on my to-do list and little time to do it.

Want in on the fun? Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by Dec. 10th to get the December kit. You'll start receiving the kit on a monthly basis, but you are able to put it on hold for vacations or life interruptions and you can cancel at any time. Subscribers are also able to purchase past kits and kit refills. The November (Simply Snowflake) Paper Pumpkin Kit is available for purchase now as a refill kit (use your own ink and stamps).

Paper Pumpkin Monthly Kit Gift Subscription | Stampingville #papercrafts #paperpumpkin #StampinUp

Paper Pumpkin makes a great gift too. Pre-paid subscriptions are available in 1, 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions. Once purchased, Stampin' Up! will send you a redemption code. Share the code with your recipient, who can redeem the subscription at mypaperpumpkin.com.

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If you've missed them, you can see the September Paper Pumpkin Kit here and the October Kit here. I can't wait to get the next one!







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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

So Thankful Curvy Keepsake Box

Super cute die-cut Stampin' Up! Curvy Keepsake Box is quick and easy to create.

Along with all the traditional Thanksgiving Day foods, I'll be serving up Curvy Keepsake Boxes filled with a little treat and a thankful note.

It's amazing how simple these darling little boxes are to create. By using patterned paper for the box itself, I only had to create a simple tag and tie it to the box. Done! If you have more time, you can create a more elaborate version like this one. I wanted simple and quick for today and this is it.

Stampin' Details:
  • The Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies include tiny tag dies in three shapes.
  • To assemble the box, you simply adhere the two square (bottom) sections together; then pull up the sides around the treat or gift. It all interlocks and can be opened and closed without destroying the box.
  • Images from the Project Life Holiday Cheer stamp set are perfect for tags and cards in addition to memory keeping pages.
  • Thick Baker's Twine is perfect for fall projects. It's like putting a sweater on traditional Baker's Twine!
Project Life Holiday Cheer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope you have many blessings to be thankful for. I sure do and YOU are one of them. I'm grateful for the opportunity to do what I love and share that love with you.
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I so, so, so, hope that if you are planning to do some shopping over the next several days, you'll choose to shop locally and with small and/or independent businesses where possible. This includes consultants from direct sales companies offering a wide array of products.

Did you know that Stampin' Up! demonstrators are small business owners too? We'd love to help you with gift giving ideas and really appreciate your business. If you need a few ideas (or just love a bargain) check out the Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza going on now.


Happy Thanksgiving!








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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: Project Life Holiday Cheer Photopolymer Stamp Set (135188)
Ink: Hello Honey (133643), Baked Brown Sugar (131174)
Paper: Hello Honey (133678), Whisper White (100730)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies (135853)
Accessories: Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine (135639)


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Monday, November 24, 2014

Stampin' Up! Sale Week - Get Hot Deals Now!

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Forget about waiting around for the Black Friday Sales. The Stampin' Up! Holiday Shopping Online Extravaganza starts now!

Online Extravaganza starts today with select items and bundles at discounted prices (up to 50% off!). Plus, there will be limited-time doorbusters on November 24 and December 1. You don't want to miss them! This Stampin' Up! sale lasts from November 24 through December 2, or while supplies last.

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See all the products and bundles on sale now during the Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza. You really don't want to miss this sale.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Merry Little Tree-mendous Trees

Clean & simple Christmas card | Stampingville #cardmaking #papercrafts #StampinUp

This Christmas card design has been in my head for weeks months now. Then, along came the Moxie Fab World Tree-mendous Tree Challenge. Time to get this idea out of my head and onto cardstock!

The Cheerful Tags photopolymer stamp set is designed for quick and easy tag creation, especially when paired with the coordinating Note Tag Punch. There are tons of cute tag ideas in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog to copy, but I knew right away that this stamp set could pull double duty and would be perfect for quick CAS (clean and simple) cards too.

Stampin' Up! CAS Christmas Card | Stampingville #cardmaking #papercrafts #StampinUp


Stampin' details:
  • Clear stamps make it so easy to line up images exactly where you want them.
  • The Real Red layer of cardstock creates a nice frame and grounds the ribbon.
  • Woven ribbon! The Real Red Satin Woven Ribbon is sassy and classy.

Paper Saving Tip: Before assembling the card layers, punch or die cut shapes from the Real Red piece of cardstock to use on other projects. Since nearly the entire piece is covered up anyway, no one will know what a savvy saver you've been.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Embossed Ombre Brocade Wedding Card

Embossed ombre Brocade Wedding Card | Stampingville #cardmaking #papercrafts #StampinUp

That's a mouthful, isn't it? Embossed Ombre is the theme over at the Fusion Card Challenge, and the photo of that beautiful ombre wedding cake got me inspired. I decided to attempt the full fusion, taking inspiration from both the photo and the card sketch.

Fusion Card Challenge Photo
Stampin' details:
  • To create the ombre panel, I sponged layers of Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, and Pistachio Pudding ink onto Whisper White cardstock.
  • The ombre panel is dry embossed using the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder.
  • The greeting, from the Cheers to Love stamp set, is heat embossed in white on white vellum cardstock.
  • Using White Creped Filter Paper for the flower makes it super light and fluffy. (Creped Filter Paper is about the weight of tissue paper, but stronger.)
  • I used this technique to create the paper flower, but used the Pansy Punch in place of a scallop circle punch and used 7 or 8 layers rather than just three.
  • The vellum strip ends are cropped using the Artisan Label Punch. It's a super quick way to dress up a ho-hum rectangle of paper!

Wedding card greeting embossed on vellum | Stampingville #cardmaking #papercrafts #StampinUp

It's been a long time since I've participated in a challenge and I've missed it. I'm getting in under the wire on this one, but I couldn't pass up that gorgeous cake photo!







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