Wednesday, August 26, 2015

My Paper Pumpkin - August 2015 Chalk It Up To Love Kit with Alternate Ideas!

I love My Paper Pumpkin!!! For those of you new to My Paper Pumpkin, it is a monthly kit that includes everything you need for a little crafty escape for only $19.95 a month.  Your kit will come with a stamp set, 1-2 mini ink pads, and all of the pre cut materials to make different projects every month.  I was having so much fun with my monthly kits that I signed up to be a demonstrator! You can use my referral link here to join in on the crafty fun with My Paper Pumpkin today!


The August 2015 Kit titled Chalk it Up to Love came with all the supplies needed to make 6 cards with envelopes and 3 gift boxes with tags.  First I'll show you everything that came in the kit, then I'll show you what I made.



I love seeing this aqua tissue paper!


This month's mini ink pad is a white pigment ink.  That is yet another thing I love about My Paper Pumpkin.  You can really build a nice collection of different ink colors without having to purchase the large stamp pads.  
The photopolymer stamp set has 4 different sentiments and 3 different design accents.  All great additions to your stamp collection!


This is the bundle of all of the other kit materials with the instruction sheet.  Inside you will find...


3 sheets of die cuts to layer together to make 3 flowers


3 black fringe die cuts to roll up for the flower centers


3 black die cut sheets of tags & labels


3 die cut, pre-scored gift boxes with gold foil polka dots


6 pre-scored card bases - 3 each of 2 designs


Here's a close up of the card bases.  I love that gold foil!!!


6 envelopes and 6 die cut banners


And, last but not least... 3m sticky strips, Stampin' Dimensionals and black ribbon.  I just love that My Paper Pumpkin even includes the adhesive.  Everything you need for a creative escape in one cute red box :)

So, what did I create this month?



I love that gold foil and chalkboard look!  This month's kit is so cute and trendy!  I made 3 cards like this one and everything I used was from the kit with the exception of the Very Vanilla card base.  And, I made a video showing the kit contents and how I made the cards above.


After filming I kept right on crafting!  I made 2 more cards just like the one I made in the video and then I wanted to play with the cute pink cards with the gold bows and I created the card below. 



For this card I grabbed some Basic Black card stock and a metallic Gold Doilie.  I cut the bow card base in half, just like I did with the striped card above.  Then I matted it leaving a 1/4" border on Basic Black and mounted that on a Whisper White card base leaving a 1/4" border again.  So, my finished card was 5.5"x 4" a little smaller than a standard size.  For the banner I used the pink one from the kit and I hand cut the black card stock banner to be slightly larger, using the pink one as a guide.  Then I grabbed a gold doilie and layered it all together.  I used snail to adhere everything except the black stamped label die cut.  I popped that up with stampin' dimensionals.


 So far I have created 4 cards with my kit in these 2 designs.  
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If you want to see the video that My Paper Pumpkin made showing you how to create the projects as instructed, I linked it below...
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

New Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! My Top Pick - Gold Glimmer Paper!

Happy Tuesday!!!
 Every Tuesday Stampin' Up! puts a few fabulous items from the current catalog on sale for one week only.  These prices are good until Monday 8/31 at midnight so if you see something you want, don't wait! 


Saturday, August 22, 2015

My Project Life 2015 - Keeping it Simple with We R Memory Keepers Blackboard Albums Made Easy Kit

 I am on a roll with my album right now!  I kept my layout simple again and just used cards from the We R Memory Keepers Blackboard Kit from their Albums Made Easy product line.  I kept my embellishments simple, too and just used some chipboard pieces from the Heidi Swapp for Project Life Gold Foil Value Kit.


I still have quite a few more vacation photos to get through before I get back to my "everyday" Project Life Spreads.  So I hope you like them :)  These photos are from an extended family vacation we went on and it was our Son's first beach vacation.  So many fun memories!

If you have any questions please leave a comment below!  
Until next time!

Friday, August 21, 2015

My Project Life 2015 - Keeping it Simple with We R Memory Keepers Notable Albums Made Easy Kit

 I am so far behind on my Project Life Album this year and events like a family vacation that take up several pages always put me even further behind!  In order to catch up I decided to keep it simple.  For these two pages I just added a few die cuts, a rub on and one little stamp.


I used the We R Memory Keepers Notable Kit from their Albums Made Easy Collection.  I usually work with one kit at a time for a 2 page spread.  I like for the elements to be consistent for the 2 pages that you view together, but my album as a whole is all over the place when it comes to colors and styles.  I love to mix it up, but that's just me :)  There isn't a wrong way to do it!

Keeping it simple and limiting my use of embellishments is really helping me whip up these pages fast!  I hope to share more with you soon!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Stampin' Up! 2015 Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek with UnBoxing Video!


I am soooo EXCITED to show you guys a sneak peek of some of the items in the New 2015 Holiday Catalog!!! This catalog will be released September 1st and until then I can't show you what is inside the catalog, but I can share the items I pre-ordered.  Pre-ordering items from new catalogs before they are released is a perk for Demonstrators.  If you want to sign up to become a Demonstrator you can even choose new items from this catalog in your Starter Kit. But, that's another post so contact me for more info on that :)  To contact me, shop, or to request a catalog please click here to visit my store

Now... What's in my Holiday Pre-Order Box!?!


To You and Yours Shaker Card Project Kit
To You and Yours Too Photopolymer Stamp Set
Card kit creates 18 cards - 6 each of 3 designs
This is totally going to be my Christmas Card this year! I just love Shaker Cards!  Stay tuned for a tutorial using this kit for sure!



Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit
Oh What Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set
Tag Kit makes 30 Tags - 3 each of 10 designs
I make handmade gift tags for all of my Christmas Gifts and I was beyond excited to see this kit in the Holiday Catalog.  Tis kit is going to make the process quicker, easier and more fun!


Embellished Ornaments Clear Mount Rubber Stamp Set 
Delicate Ornaments Thinlits Dies
These are available together as a bundle, so I bundled and saved 15% and you can too!  There are so many bundling options in the Holiday Catalog!  This one was my favorite for Christmas.  I can't wait to get crafting!


Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Among the Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set
These are also available as a bundle.  I just love this set for its versatility! You can use it for Halloween, Fall/Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I already have plans using this set with the next item...


These Spider Web Doilies are so cute and a great size!


 This Black Glimmer Paper is amazing! Photos can not do it justice! And, it doesn't flake off and get glitter everywhere.  I'm so excited to use this on my Halloween projects!

Below is my unboxing video where you can see the other items that I got from the Weekly Deals and the Clearance Rack.


Thanks so much for reading & watching!
Please leave a comment below if you want to see any tutorials using these products! 
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

New Weekly Deals From Stampin' Up! Top Pick: the Envelope Punch Board!!!

Happy Tuesday!!!
 Every Tuesday Stampin' Up! puts a few fabulous items from the current catalog on sale for one week only.  These prices are good until Monday 8/24 at midnight so if you see something you want, don't wait!