Friday, December 24, 2021

Gifts Galore Paper Pumpkin Alternative Gift-Card

I had time to play with my November 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit: Gifts Galore just before the December kit arrived! Whew! That seems to be my life at the moment. Maybe it's yours too.

If it is, then maybe you are looking for alternatives to make using this adorable kit.


These adorable gifts piled high seemed to say "gift card" to me. Here are the measurements so you can make this card:

Measurements:
Pool Party cardstock: 10" x 7-1/2", score along the 10" side at 5"
Basic White cardstock: 4-3/4" x 7-1/4"
Package element from the 2021 November Paper Pumpkin kit; Circle element that's been stamped using the "Oh, what fun!" stamp from the kit stamps

And, don't forget to watch the video tutorial showing how quickly you can make this card too:


You can purchase pre-paid subscriptions for Paper Pumpkin (a great option with Sale-a-Bration right around the corner). Subscribe today so you can purchase past Paper Pumpkin refills now. 
Order supplies here:

Product List
3-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription
$63.00
1-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription
$21.00
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Wonderful Gems
$8.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Basic White 3" X 3" (7.6 X 7.6 Cm) Envelopes
$10.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00

Thursday, December 16, 2021

#Simple Stamping SU! Heartfelt Wishes

When it gets to be this part of December, I begin to look for simple projects to put together in a hurry! Do you find yourself in the same place? If so, then this simple layout that requires only the most basic of supplies just might be what you need.


The Heartfelt Wishes stamp set is available through January 3rd (or while supplies last). Featured in the July-December Mini catalog, it has beautifully scripted words that make any card elegant!

Just look at some of the possibilities:




See how simply you can create different looks with the same layout by only changing the Designer Series Papers and colors of cardstock that you use?

I hope I've inspired you to go and create! And, if you don't have a demonstrator and have yet to purchase this great stamp set you can do so quickly through my online store by just clicking on the image of the products listed below. Thanks so much!

Here is a quick video showing you the step-by-step instructions:


Measurements:

Misty Moonlight Cardstock (card base): 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", scored along the 8-1/2" side at 4-1/4"; 1-1/8" x 5-1/4" (to layer the greeting onto the front)
Basic White Cardstock: 1" x 5-1/4" (for the greeting on front); 4" x 5-1/4" (inside)
Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper: 4" x 5-1/4"

Product List
Heartfelt Wishes Cling Stamp Set (English)
$21.00
Misty Moonlight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Beauty Of The Earth 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Wonderful Gems
$8.00
Stamparatus
$49.00
Small Grid Paper
$6.50
Take Your Pick
$10.00
Paper Trimmer
$25.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Bone Folder
$7.00

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

#SU! Whimsical Trees Easel Card Tutorial

When I first saw the Whimsical Trees bundle in the July-December Mini Catalog, I knew I wanted to play with these adorable stamps and coordinating dies! 


I admit that I'm a bit sad that Stampin' Up! didn't decide to keep this stamp set and coordinating die set around a bit longer. The paper (as I'd wondered in the tutorial video below) has sold out. Too bad as it was a nice alternative to the traditional colors we so often think of at Christmas. However, there are so many beautiful designer series paper options to choose from.


There's just enough room to write a little note in the Basic White portion of this card. 

Here are the measurements as promised:

Blushing Bride cardstock: 4-1/4" x 11", scored @ 2-3/4" & 5-1/2"
Misty Moonlight cardstock: 4" x 2-1/8"; 2-3/8" x 1-1/8"
Basic White cardstock: 2-1/2" x 4"; 2" x 3-7/8"; 2-1/4" x 1" & a scrap large enough for a 3/4" circle punch
Designer Series Paper: 2 designs, design #1- 2-1/2" x 4"; design #2- 4" x 5-1/4"
Silver Foil Paper: scrap measuring 3-3/4" x 1-3/4"

Watch the video below and please subscribe, like and share!


Product List
Whimsical Trees Bundle (English)
$51.25
Blushing Bride 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Misty Moonlight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Whimsy & Wonder 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
$15.00
Polished Pink 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Silver Foil 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Pack
$10.00
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Paper Trimmer
$25.00

Saturday, December 4, 2021

#SU! Sneak-Peek Love & Happiness Book Binding Card Tutorial

Wow! It's been a crazy few weeks. So glad to have had the Thanksgiving break and time spent with family. Always good to get re-set with the right priorities.

The card I'm sharing today came about because I joined a card swap with other Stampin' Up! demonstrators in my area. Always good for me to jump start some creativity. Because I had new products from the upcoming January-June Mini catalog, I wanted to use them.

The Love & Happiness Bundle [#157642] was my first choice because it's not just a Valentine's Day stamp set. So many possibilities for wedding, anniversary, I love you cards and of course, Valentine's Day too.

I'd not jumped in with the hybrid-embossing folder craze that Stampin' Up! introduced earlier this year. You can find them in the annual catalog on page 157, and on page 43 of the July-December Mini catalog too. 

But, oh my! I'm so very tempted to purchase both now that I've used this bundle!

 

The book-binding technique was the perfect layout for this card. I give a few tips on how to use this hybrid folder in making the card. I hope you'll check it out. And, if you aren't already a subscriber to my You-tube channel I'd so appreciate you doing so now. 

All the supplies can be purchased by clicking on the thumbnails below. 

Here are the measurements:

Highland Heather cardstock: 8-1/2" x 11", score at 4-1/4" & 5-1/2" along the 11" side; 4" x 5", texture and then cut along the 5" side at 1"
Basic White cardstock: 4" x 4" (inside); 2-1/2" x 2-3/4" texture & cut; 1" x 3" scrap (large enough for greeting)
Blushing Bride cardstock: small scrap for larger flower die
So Saffron cardstock: small scrap for small flower die
Mossy Meadow cardstock: small scrap for leaf die
(Could choose to purchase the Subtles collection cardstock pack instead of individual colors).
Highland Heather 1/2" Grosgrain Ribbon: 14 inches

Here's the video tutorial:


Product List
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Blushing Bride 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
So Saffron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Subtles 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.00
Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Highland Heather 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Grosgrain Ribbon
$6.00
Playing With Patterns Resin Dots
$8.00
Take Your Pick
$10.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Seal+
$12.00
Tear & Tape Adhesive
$7.00
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25