Friday, May 19, 2017

UnBoxing & Alternative Card Idea #1: May 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit Sprinkled With Love by Stampin' Up!

 I am so excited to show you guys my
May 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit!  

I didn't see any sneak peeks or spoilers and I was so excited to rip open that box to see the fun projects this month!  This month's kit is called Sprinkled With Love and it is Donut themed!!!  So cute!

In Paper Pumpkin's video below you can see everything included in the kit this month and how to create the projects as they were originally designed.



I love the projects this month!  Paper Pumpkin always outdoes itself!  The projects are super cute as designed, but you guys know I always love to mix it up & come up with alternative project ideas for my Paper Pumpkin kits!



I cut up the round cards & the envelope bags in the kit to create this card.  In the video below I show you how to create this card step by step.  Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don't miss any of the other fun alternative card ideas I'm going to share!


If you are not yet a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber you really should get in on the fun!  I love getting a creative surprise in my mailbox every month!  If you would like to learn more, check out my Paper Pumpkin Perks & FAQs!  I would love to be your demonstrator and answer any questions you have.  Feel free to Contact Me anytime!


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Below is a list of the products I used to create my cards with links to my online store if I have inspired you to do some shopping :)  

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Alternative Card Idea #5: Stampin' Up! April 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit - A Sara Thing

I am so excited to show you guys my
April 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit!  
We got a sneak peek at the kit at OnStage and I could hardly wait for it to arrive!!!  This month, Paper Pumpkin is celebrating it's 4th Birthday so it is extra special!  It was designed by Stampin' Up!'s CEO Sara Douglas and included a 
Free Surprise Gift - watercolor pencils!!!

In Paper Pumpkin's video below you can see everything included in the kit this month and how to create the projects as they were originally designed.  Sara even demonstrates the projects in this month's video.  She is just so cute!  I just love her!



Super cute right!?!? There are so many fun things about this kit!  The watercolor pencils, the bright colors, the awesome stamp set in Sara's handwriting - I just can't pick a favorite!  

I really loved the black envelopes included in the kit.  In my last blog post, you can see how I dissected some of the included envelopes so I could use those gorgeous patterns on the front of my cards.  In the video on that blog post I showed you my trick for dissecting my envelopes.  After I cut up the envelopes, I had some scraps leftover and you guys know how I hate throwing anything out.  I must use all my scraps!  So, I turned to one of my favorite scrap busting tricks to create today's card - die cutting!



I used the Layering Circles Framelit Dies to cut out 3 sizes of circles from my envelope scraps.  I also used a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies to cut a circle out of Whisper White cardstock for my sentiment.  The Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies are an absolute must have!  I use them all of the time!


I am loving this new In Color - Lemon Lime Twist!  It will be available in Stampin' Up!'s new catalog coming out in June, but you can get it early in one of our Eastern Palace bundles available now!

In the video below I show you step by step how I created this card. 
Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don't miss any of the other fun alternative card ideas I'm going to share!



If you are not yet a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber you really should get in on the fun!  I love getting a creative surprise in my mailbox every month!  If you would like to learn more, check out my Paper Pumpkin Perks & FAQs!  I would love to be your demonstrator and answer any questions you have.  Feel free to Contact Me anytime!

You can shop for your prepaid subscription by clicking the photos below.   Or Click Here to subscribe month to month.



Below is a list of the products I used to create my cards with links to my online store if I have inspired you to do some shopping :)
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Alternative Card Idea #4: Stampin' Up! April 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit - A Sara Thing

I am so excited to show you guys my
April 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit!  
We got a sneak peek at the kit at OnStage and I could hardly wait for it to arrive!!!  This month, Paper Pumpkin is celebrating it's 4th Birthday so it is extra special!  It was designed by Stampin' Up!'s CEO Sara Douglas and included a 
Free Surprise Gift - watercolor pencils!!!

In Paper Pumpkin's video below you can see everything included in the kit this month and how to create the projects as they were originally designed.  Sara even demonstrates the projects in this month's video.  She is just so cute!  I just love her!





Super cute right!?!? There are so many fun things about this kit!  The watercolor pencils, the bright colors, the awesome stamp set in Sara's handwriting - I just can't pick a favorite!  I also really loved the black envelopes included in the kit.  They are lined with three different patterns that are so bright & fun and I wanted to use them on the front of a card.  I love playing around with the Paper Pumpkin Kits to see what alternative card designs I can come up with.  There are so many different ways you can use your supplies in your Paper Pumpkin Kit!


I dissected some of the envelopes included in this month's kit so I could use those gorgeous patterns on the front of these cards.  I am loving this new In Color - Lemon Lime Twist!  It will be available in Stampin' Up!'s new catalog coming out in June, but you can get it early in one of our Eastern Palace bundles available now!







I just love this little Bee from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Die Set!  And, the patterned paper in this kit works perfectly with them!


I'm a bit obsessed with the splatter stamp that came in the kit and I had a lot of fun using it to decorate the inside of the envelopes with the washi tape that was included this month, too.  It is a nice surprise inside of the card.


In the video below I show you step by step how I created this card. 
Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don't miss any of the other fun alternative card ideas I'm going to share!


If you are not yet a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber you really should get in on the fun!  I love getting a creative surprise in my mailbox every month!  If you would like to learn more, check out my Paper Pumpkin Perks & FAQs!  I would love to be your demonstrator and answer any questions you have.  Feel free to Contact Me anytime!

You can shop for your prepaid subscription by clicking the photos below.   Or Click Here to subscribe month to month.



Below is a list of the products I used to create my cards with links to my online store if I have inspired you to do some shopping :)
Product List