Sunday, January 6, 2019

Paper Pumpkin Re-take

I love getting Paper Pumpkin in the mail!  Really, I do but putting the wonderful kits together in a timely manner....well, that I'm not so good at.  If you subscribe, you know exactly what I'm talking about.

When December's kit came in the mail I was both excited and a little disappointed too.  Why both?  Well, I loved that the kit was a calendar and I love the stamp set that came with it.  The ribbon is beautiful!  But, I wasn't really very thrilled with a calendar that you hang on the wall, or cubicle or whatever you'd hang it on.

So, I made mine into a desktop calendar!

The base of the calendar stand is a piece of card stock measuring 4-1/4" by 11".  Fold in half just like you are making a card.  You also need a piece of card stock measuring 4-1/4" by 4".  Score along the 4" side at 1", 2" and 3".  Fold it so that it looks a bit like an "M" and attach tear & tape to the 2 outside edges.  These you will attach to the bottom of the folded base once you have stamped whatever you'd like onto it.  I used the Buffalo Check background stamp on mine.  I simply love buffalo checks!

Decorate your calendar pages as you desire.  (I used the new Butterfly Gala stamp set and coordinating punch to decorate mine.)  Make sure all your calendar pages are in the correct order and then line it up on the front of your calendar base.  Mark where the holes are, and use a hole-punch to punch them out on the front.  Thread the ribbon through all the holes and tie on the front.

And, voila!  You have a cute desktop calendar.

Happy stamping!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Online Extravaganza Sale!

Online Extravaganza is back again this year.  Shop anytime during the 6-day sale.  There are 3 two-day sales (first for paper and accessories, then stamps and kits, finally for tools and ink).  A limited number of products are available at the sale price, so don’t delay to order the items you’ve had on your wish list.

If orders during the 6-day sale reach $150 or more, I’ll draw names those who’ve ordered for the host benefits!  Ordering $69.50 or more gets you free shipping!

Order using host code: Q7JPAYM6

Saturday, November 17, 2018

November Class Projects

Florida was so warm and wonderful!  And it didn't hurt one bit that I was among thousands of other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators for a Stampin' Up! event either.  But, here I am back in Colorado and "enjoying" snow two weekends in a row.  

Today, I was supposed to be helping to celebrate my Granma's 96th birthday.  However, Colorado ice and travel dictated differently.  :-(

So, I have time to post the projects we are making at classes and clubs this month.  

I love the non-traditional colors of this Christmas card.  A little heat embossing and coloring in with Stampin' Blends and voila!  

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This adorable Christmas Package was designed by the Stampin' Up! artists and shared with all Stampin' Up! Demonstrators in our quarterly magazine we recieve.  See, you do NOT have to come up with your own ideas!  The sparkly gable boxes come 10 in a package and are so easy to decorate.

A 1-1/4" strip of the designer series paper and a quick hand-stamped accent and you are ready to gift. Gift cards fit inside as do any small gift.

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This beautiful card and matching envelope were designed by a fellow demonstrator, Amy Koenders.  
Thankfully, there are so many great ideas that are shared.  The hill is easily made using the framelits dies that can be bundled together with this stamp set.

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