Tuesday, March 29, 2016

My Paper Pumpkin February 2016 Hello Sunshine Alternate Card Idea with Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder


I just love this month's Paper Pumpkin kit named Hello Sunshine!
The card designs are gorgeous and there are so many fun bits and pieces leftover to use on additional projects!  If you want to see the other cards I created with this kit, check out this blog post.


Today, I wanted to share this card that I created using the negative space leftover from the sticker sheets.


This is the card I created following the kit's instructions.  Here you can see what the positive image was on the sticker sheet.


I used Glad press & seal to lift all of the pieces from the sticker sheet up together and place them on the patterned paper.  This polka dot paper is from the Pretty Petals DSP stack.


I wanted a larger sentiment so I used my Rose Wonder stamp set and Rose Garden thinlits die set.  You can save 15% off when you buy the stamp set and the die set bundled together.  I'll leave the link to my online store at the end of this post.  I just love the way that the frame stamp works with the die and all of the sentiments fit so nicely in the frame!



To finish off the card, I placed a loop of Gold Ribbon behind the sentiment and popped it off the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals

I love how different these two cards are!  Just switching up the color scheme and using the negative space creates a totally different looking card!  Which is your favorite?



If you would like to sign up to receive your own box of creativity each month, now is a great time to subscribe!  Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration is going on through the end of this month!  During Sale-A-Bration, you can choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog for every $50 you spend!  And, that includes pre-paid subscriptions to paper pumpkin!  AND, for the rest of this month, the 3-Month prepaid subscription is on sale for $55.  So if you choose the 3-Month prepaid subscription this month you will save $4.85 off the regular price and you can choose a Free Sale-A-Bration item!  


If you are really ready to dive in or you are renewing your subscription, the 12-Month prepaid subscription is your best value.  You will be able to choose 4 Free Sale-A-Bration items and earn Stampin' Rewards, even more Free items!


As if that wasn't enough Free stuff, when you place an order with me this month (March 2016) you will get a Free gift from me, too!  And, the gifts will keep coming for as long as you subscribe!  Check out the perks of signing up with me in the Paper Pumpkin Perks tab at the top of this page!

To receive your Free gift just enter Host Code: VR6A9MJN when you check out.  Make sure you don't check the "no contact" box when you check out.  If you do check the "no contact" box I will not be able to see who the order is from and I won't be able to send you your Free gift or Thank You card :)

As always, feel free to Contact Me with any Questions!

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

My Paper Pumpkin February 2016 Hello Sunshine Kit Reveal and Alternate Card Ideas


I just love this month's Paper Pumpkin kit named Hello Sunshine!
The color combination is so pretty and perfect for Spring!


In the video above I share everything that came in the kit and a few ideas to add a little extra wow to each of the card designs.  I also share my technique for getting that messy thread look that is so popular right now.


So, I basically created all three cards as designed with a few little tweaks.  This is the card that I demonstrated in the video.  I decided not to add the sequins to this card and added a few Rhinestones instead.  


I added the Silver Metallic Thread behind the sentiment banners.  I also used some Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the sentiment banners.  My video above shows you how I created the messy thread look.


I created this card following the included instructions, but added Rhinestones to the flower centers.  I also used some Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the sentiment banners.


For the third card design, I followed the included instructions, but I added Gold Metallic Tread behind the sentiment.  I also colored the white die cut from the kit using a Sponge Dauber and Pool Party ink before stamping my sentiment.  I think it helps the sentiment really stand out on the card.




After creating the last card, I still wanted to step it up a bit so I used my Gorgeous Grunge stamp set with the included Blackberry Bliss ink and I stamped the splatter pattern over the printed blue splatter pattern on the card base.




We received 3 of these card bases in the kit so I decided to add a little more to my last one.  I adhered some Rhinestones to the flower centers and I love how it turned out!  I think this one is my favorite!



Here you can see the first and the last of these 3 cards side by side.  The last one really stands out and the only difference is the Rhinestones and splatter stamping!  It just shows you how a few simple little tweaks can make a big difference!

I still have lots left over from my kit so keep an eye on my blog for more fun alternate card ideas!  I'm super excited to create some cards using the negative space from those die cut sticker sheets!  I loved using this kit so much that I even ordered some refills so I'll be sharing lots of fun ways to use this kit :)  That is another perk of being a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber!  Only Subscribers can order past kits and kit refills from StampinUp.com!



If you would like to sign up to receive your own box of creativity each month, now is a great time to subscribe!  Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration is going on through the end of this month!  During Sale-A-Bration, you can choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog for every $50 you spend!  And, that includes pre-paid subscriptions to paper pumpkin!  AND, for the rest of this month, the 3-Month prepaid subscription is on sale for $55.  So if you choose the 3-Month prepaid subscription this month you will save $4.85 off the regular price and you can choose a Free Sale-A-Bration item!  


If you are really ready to dive in or you are renewing your subscription, the 12-Month prepaid subscription is your best value.  You will be able to choose 4 Free Sale-A-Bration items and earn Stampin' Rewards, even more Free items!


As if that wasn't enough Free stuff, when you place an order with me this month (March 2016) you will get a Free gift from me, too!  And, the gifts will keep coming for as long as you subscribe!  Check out the perks of signing up with me in the Paper Pumpkin Perks tab at the top of this page!

To receive your Free gift just enter Host Code: VR6A9MJN when you check out.  Make sure you don't check the "no contact" box when you check out.  If you do check the "no contact" box I will not be able to see who the order is from and I won't be able to send you your Free gift or Thank You card :)

As always, feel free to Contact Me with any Questions!

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