Sunday, April 19, 2020

April 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives

This months Paper Pumpkin Alternatives were so much fun to make. I'm so excited to share this with you all. Quick note, don't forget to sign up for May's Paper Pumpkin so you can receive your free gift from me. 

See my previous blog post here for the details. 

Card #1

This card came out so cute. I loved that I decided to do a smaller card instead of your standard sized card. I went with a 4x4 size and it worked perfectly. 

Card Base is 8 x 4 and scored a 4 inches. 
The strips used are 1 x 4 inches. 
I used the largest layering circle dies and the largest scalloped circles for the tree. 
I stamped with Flirty Flamingo and Crumb Cake for the tree. 
I used Mint Macaron for the sentiment. 
Added a bird and enamel dots as well as linen thread for a bow. 

Card #2

This one is kinda my favorite. It's a masculine card that I wouldn't normally do but am so glad I did. 

Card Base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4. 
I cut the Shades Spruce strips at 3/4 x 4. The Crush Curry ones are already cut but if you need more they are 1/2 x 4. 
I stamped the sentiment with Shaded Spruce and Crushed Curry. 

Card #3

The perfect Mother's Day Card. I loved how this came out. I would match so nicely to some flowers for mom too. 

Card Base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.
Soft Sea foam is cut at 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 and embossed with the Tufted 3D Embossing Folder. 
The colors I used are Flirty Flamingo, So Saffron, Balmy Blue and Highland Heather. 
I attached the leaves together but only at the bottom so that when you add your flowers you can move the leaves around. 
I made a bow using the Melon Mambo ribbon provided and added the enamel dots. 

Hope you enjoyed my alternatives.
Don't forget to sign up for next months. 

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Sign Up for Paper Pumpkin Today!! - Receive a FREE Gift from Me

During this crazy time we can start to feel a little blue. 
Sending and receiving a card can brighten your day 10 times over. 
Don't have all the stuff to send out cards? Don't worry I got you covered!

Sign up for Paper Pumpkin today and you will receive a kit with everything included to make wonderful and beautiful cards. (On average 12 cards).
Don't know what Paper Pumpkin is? Let me explain. 

Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription. Don't worry, you can cancel at any time, your're not permanently locked in. Keep reading. 
Each month you will receive a box in the mail. Your box will include a surprise project, mainly cards, and will include everything you will need. 
This is the perfect time to sign up and let your creative side take over. In the kit are instructions on how to complete your cards. Or you can go crazy and make them your own way and let your style shine. Friends and family will be over joyed to receive a handmade card in the mail. It will brighten anyone's day for sure. 

You can sign up HERE!

I also help you along the way. 
When I receive my box I make a video and post it to my You Tube channel. In this video I will show off the contents of the box and make the cards shown. 
As a bonus I make another video showing alternate ways of using your kit and stamp set to help pro-long the fun.
As an extra bonus, any new Paper Pumpkin subscriber will receive a free gift from me. In March I made a Paper Pumpkin alternate video which included a very special card I created. 

If you sign up before May 10th, 2020, I will send you a packet of 6 of these cards with envelopes so you can send them off to friends and family to help brighten their day. 

May's Paper Pumpkin is going to be an extra fun one. Now is the time for our new Annual Catalog to come out and each year we get to see a set of new colors to play with. In this Paper Pumpkin we will get to play with the colors earlier then expected. (Colors and Annual Catalog are released for purchase in June). 

Interested in the new Annual Catalog? Make a purchase with me from now until May 31st and I will send you a catalog for FREE!

Sign up today and join the fun!!
Don't forget to check out my You Tube channel for fun Paper Pumpkin videos.
Any questions feel free to reach out me. 

Past Paper Pumpkin Kits
January 2020

February 2020

March 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020

March 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives

Paper Pumpkin is celebrating 7 years.... and so am I. 
I signed up this month 7 years ago and have loved it ever since. It's nice to share my anniversary with Paper Pumpkin each year. 
This year Paper Pumpkin released it's monthly box  with a special surprise, an extra free stamp set. 
It's a beautiful stamp set and I couldn't wait to get started. I have created 3 alternatives with this months Paper Pumpkin. I have detailed what I used for each card. All the products are listed below. 

To sign up for Paper Pumpkin with me click HERE
Also there is another VIDEO I have up with my daughter. We did a Paper Pumpkin box reveal. 

Card #1:
My first card is playing with the flowers in the stamp set. 
I stamped each one in Memento Ink and colored with my Stampin Blends Markers: Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green and Flirty Flamingo. I then fussy cut them out and added them to some cute simple squares. I used the 3rd largest stitched square and the 6th largest scalloped square for layering. I love how simple this cards looks. 

Now this card is my favorite. I am obsessed with these boots. I especially love the rainbow colors I chose. The list of colors I used are Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Balmy Blue, and Highland Heather. I also used Basic Gray for the outline of the boots. I used the 2nd largest stitched rectangle for my cut out. I'm going to make a lot of these cards and send them out in hopes of brightening someones day. 

This last card I was a little conflicted. I just couldn't make up my mind on what to use. I ended up making it one way but showcases another way in my video. The Smokey Slate paper is cut at 4 x 5 1/4 and embossed. the two embossing folders I used were the Tin Tile 3D and the Subtle 3D. I also used the 4th largest stitched rectangle. The Stampin Blends I used are Poppy Parade combo, Dark Soft Suede, Light Smokey Slate, Light Flirty Flamingo. I also used Old Olive to stamp the bushes on top of the boots. In the video I use Poppy Parade Stamp for the coloring of the boots. Great card, love it! 

Hope you enjoyed! 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Halloween Embossed Coffin Treat Boxes

When I saw these adorable coffins I got so excited. I couldn't wait to get my hands on them.

I also wanted to use the embossing paste. I haven't used the paste before but I have always wanted to. Of course when I saw the new masks in the Holiday Catalog I knew I had something good. 

Now with these new masks the one I used reminded me so much of the Haunted Mansion from Disneyland. I couldn't go wrong with that. 

Hope you enjoyed! 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Halloween Plaid Mini Curvy Box

I didn't get the last Curvy Box that Stampin Up had so I knew I needed to get this one before it was gone. I love it's small size. It's so cute to decorate. I definitely have many plans for this box in the future. 

I've done a type of plaid design before with the larger Buffalo Check Stamp set. The small one is just as easy.

I used the Pumpkin Pie color with two lines together. Then I used Real Red to make the other line going the opposite direction. It's very easy to come up with any color combo and make a really nice plaid pattern. (Works great for masculine cards too). 

Hope you enjoyed!

Friday, October 11, 2019

Halloween Pencil Treat Topper

Here is a nice non-candy Halloween treat that anyone can appreciate. 

I know some schools don't allow candy to be given out and other options are hard to come by. I've always resorted to pencils and erasers since i know the kids need them anyways. What helps is you can get a packet of 25 pencils for a $1 from the Dollar Tree. 

These are super easy and fun that even the kids can get involved to make. I know my daughter loves making these for her classmates and even the left overs we save to give out on Halloween. 

Scraps of Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, and Whisper White
2nd largest scalloped circle
3rd largest circle

Hope you enjoyed! 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Halloween Treat Bags

Can't be Halloween without a cute treat bag. 

I love making these treat bags. They are so fun and super easy to whip out for a quick decorative treat. I used that same design that I used in my Tropical Chic Treat Bag. Since they are super popular on my blog and You Tube channel I figured I can use them for any holiday. 

And one holiday I really love is Halloween. I love coming up with different ways to decorate my treats, even though I know little kiddos won't appreciate them (haha). 

Monster Bash DSP: 6 x  4 1/2
Score on 6 inch side: 2, 2 3/4, 4 3/4, 5 1/2
Score on 4 1/2 inch side: 3/4
Scraps for stamping and frame

Hope you enjoy!