Wednesday, February 6, 2019


Stampin' Up! has been encouraging us, demonstrators, to do more simple stamping - focusing on just using paper, ink and stamps. Sounds easy, but I like to keep adding products and techniques - which there is nothing wrong with that - but sometimes it can be overwhelming if you are just starting out.

So today I wanted to bring back my Step It Up blog series and show you how you can make a simple, yet beautiful card and then as you get more comfortable you can add a few more products/sets to step it up.

Today I used the Forever Lovely stamp set for my hearts and sentiment. I LOVE these hearts and to get the soft look I stamped it off twice and then stamped it on my notecard (5" x 3.5")

TIP | Do you want to know the easiest way to make a card? Start with Note Cards & Envelopes. They're ready for you to make and send a card. Card has thicker cardstock for layering and embellishing and comes in a pack of 20 note cards and envelopes. 

And the supplies for this card earn you a FREE Sale-A-Bration item too!

The second version of Forever Lovely card has added dimension with the stamping done on Whisper White cardstock (4.75" x 3.25") and adhered to the notecard with dimensionals. I added Lovely Lipstick hearts cut out using die cuts and coloured the clear heart epoxy embellishments. 

TIP | The Stampin' Blend markers can colour the clear epoxy embellishments - allowing you to coordinate them perfectly with any project. I coloured the hearts with the Dark Lovely Lipstick.

On the final card I added more layering with black cardstock and the Sale-A-Bration foil paper. I also increased the size of my card to be standard card size (5.5" x 4.25"). I added texture with the black twine. The hearts are cut from the foil paper and more of the epoxy hearts. Plus I used the new rectangle stitched die cuts to bring more attention to the sentiment.

TIP | All of the Stampin' Up! twine's are the perfect addition to any card to add texture and dimension. They are very affordable and with 25 years on a roll you have plenty! PLUS you can add colour to the white twine with either the blends, refills or ink pads. 

I hope you have enjoyed today's creations - please let me know below in the comments if you are new, casual or avid crafter. And as always be sure to share your creations on the Create & Share FB Group! 

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Thursday, January 31, 2019


In keeping with this weeks product focus I wanted to share some of the projects I put together using the supplies from the January Paper Pumpkin kit and let you know other products I would recommend having on hand to help with expanding future kits. 

I've shared a lot of information about the Paper Pumpkin kits on the Create & Share FB Group including a video that walks you through how to purchase a monthly subscription OR purchasing prepaid kits and earning FREE product (see the end of the post for more details)

For the January kit we were given more than enough supplies to make 24 of these super cute pillow boxes that can be filled with treats, gift items, etc. I like the idea for little boys to put in little toy cars and for little girls hair scrunches, lip balm or nail polish. Of course adults would love these filled with yummy sweet treats too - coworkers or friends and family. PLUS these would make great birthday or baby shower thank you gifts - so if you don't need all 24 save the rest for a future project. 

A HUGE bonus to each months Paper Pumpkin kit is that you receive an exclusive stamp set. Below is the one from this month and it coordinates perfectly with the Animal Expedition suite from the Annual Catalogue. 

With my own supplies and products from the kit I put together the following projects:
(a full list of the supplies used outside the kit are listed at the very end of this post)

Inside this card I have stamped the sentiment "You're One-In-A Chameleon" along with hearts and the chameleon stamp.

I used Pool Party ink to stamp the background image, heart and sentiment.
I used the leftovers from the pull-a-part heart sheets to die cut the mini hearts. 

I used the pillow box, cut down to size, for my background paper, along with Lemon Lime Cardstock. I also added the "Together we make a great pair" stamp from the Animal Outings stamp set. I got this card idea from the insert that was included in the kit - LOVE that they provided examples of alternative ideas!

All of the cards I shared are using the Note Cards & Envelopes - along with these I suggest having a snail adhesive (refills available), paper snips and assorted Cardstock (you don't need them all) on hand to create even more projects with your kits each month. 

I mentioned at the beginning of this post that you can earn FREE product right now when you purchase a 3/6/12 month subscription and thats because its Sale-A-Bration time! 
Now is the best time to try Paper Pumpkin. Sign up, grab FREE Sale-A-Bration items, 
and get months of papercrafting bliss!

You can shop online at my 24/7 online store or 
email me - -  your order to have it added to my next order 

Interested in joining me at my upcoming classes? 
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