Happy March! I’m excited to share a few more ideas I created with the contents of the February 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit: Grown with Kindness! It included supplies to put together 9 stunning, photo image greeting cards: 3 each of 3 designs.
But even when I love a kit “as is,” I like to think outside the box…see what else I can come up with, and create alternate cards and other project ideas to inspire others. Did you see what I shared on Thursday during the blog hop? CLICK HERE to see my pretty home décor shadow box & two strip fold cards. Plus, see ideas from other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators by following the hop.
Below is a photo of the supplies that came in this kit.
I added the extra supplies in the product list at the bottom of this post to these kit supplies to create my alternate projects that I’m sharing with you today:
A simple 12×12 scrapbook page layout
A couple note cards
Two fun triangle treat boxes
and a pop out explosion card
Watch my video first to get to get measurements, directions, and tips(you can just click on this image below if you are already on my blog). Then scroll down to see close-up photos, access the links that I mention at the beginning of my video, and see a list of extra supplies (linked to my online store) that I use to make my creations.
Here are the cards that the February 2019 kit instructs how to make.
I altered this third one slightly by adding Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.
And here are close-up photos of the other projects I created and shared in my video above.
12X12 SCRAPBOOK PAGE LAYOUT
As promised in the video, here are the measurements for the photo mats (the black cardstock):
Across the top: 3″ x 3-1/4″…3″ x 3-1/2″…3″ x 3-1/4″
Middle row: 5-1/2″ x 4″
Bottom Row: 5-1/2″ 3-1/4″…5″ x 4″
Across the top: 3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″…3″ x 2″…5″ x 3-1/4″
Bottom Row: 5″ x 6-3/4″…5-1/2″ x 4″
All those lines connecting the photo mats to the main title piece are metallic threads.
And I created the mini succulents with my Leaf Punch.
NOTE CARD NUMBER ONE
NOTE CARD NUMBER TWO
BASIC TRIANGLE BOX
CARROT TRIANGLE BOX
POP OUT EXPLOSION CARD
It fits into a small Memories & More envelope.
I hope you watch the video and enjoyed what I shared today! If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I invite you to give it a try. CLICK HERE to learn more. CLICK HEREto sign up by March 10th so you can get in on the next kit – our 6th anniversary kit!! Here is some information directly from Stampin’ Up! to give us a bit of insight on this special edition kit…
PAPER PUMPKIN IS TURNING SIX! To celebrate this fun occasion, Stampin’ Up! is offering a specially-designed March kit and a bonus stamp set. So… TWO stamp sets will come in your March Paper Pumpkin kit.
The March kit features eight full-sized, mailable birthday cards cards
Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade
This kit has an element that is sure to “pop”!
The FREE stamp set is even bigger and better than your typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set and can be used on a variety of crafting projects.
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Product List… things you might need/want in addition to the February 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit to make these projects
During the month of March (and only while supplies last), Stampin’ Up! is offering six new exclusive products that coordinate with several of our 2019 Sale-a-Bration products! Unlike the Sale-a-Bration products though (free with qualifying orders), the Sale-a-Bration Coordination products are for purchase. Click here for the informational flyer with images of all the products.
Sale-A-Bration (January 3 – March 31, 2019) is one of THE best times of the Stampin’ Up! year. Earn free exclusive products! Earn more Stampin’ Rewards! Get a fabulous tote with one of the best kit offers ever!…CLICK HERE for more information & to find the links to the online brochures filled with fun free products. New Sale-a-Bration choices were added February 15 and again March 1!
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It’s a great time to sign up to be a demonstrator. During Sale-a-Bration, the starter kit is amazing!…Choose up to $175 worth of Stampin’ Up! products (which could include preorder products!), and pay just $99. Shipping is free too, so you save there as well. There is also the option of adding in this beautiful, exclusive tote for an additional $30. Click here to download the Sale-a-Bration brochure and see the tote and the options for the great starter kit on pages 4 & 5. Click here to learn more about the perks of being a demonstrator in my Stampers With ART community. And then click here when you are ready purchase your kit.
“BETTER THAN FLAT” TUTORIALS
Five super talented Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators and I have joined together as the “Stampin’ Anonymous team” to create Fun Fold cards & 3-D (“better than flat”) projects to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members each month! (Our March projects are now available!) CLICK HEREto find out how you can get your hands on these great tutorials. A new one is offered each month.
JOIN THE CLUB!
Do you find that you order at least $25 worth of Stampin’ Up! product each month? Do you want to get perks for those monthly orders? I’m forming a new Paper Crafters club that will kick off soon, and we are looking for more members. Click here to learn more. Then contact me with your questions &/or to sign up.
Okay, I came up with MORE alternate project ideas using the December 2018 Day by Day Paper Pumpkin kit!!! Hahaha! And I decided the best way to show them to you was in a video. So I demonstrated them in a live broadcast yesterday on Facebook.
Be sure to watch the video (you can just click on this image below if you are already on my blog), check out the measurements and full products list below, scroll through the close-up photos of the projects I presented that day, and then let me know if you have any questions.
Here are close-up photos and the measurements you’ll need if you plan to recreate any of these projects.
THE FESTIVE CARD
Measurements for card…
Night of Navy Cardstock
5-1/2” x 8-1/2” scored at 4-1/4”
Whisper White Cardstock
4-3/4” x 3-1/2” for card
Three strands of Organdy Sale-A-Bration Ribbon
(Cut the sticker sheet from the kit down to 4-7/8″ tall.)
THE RESOLUTION TRACKER
Measurements for page…
Pool Party Cardstock
3” x 4”
Night of Navy Cardstock
3” x 4”
6” x 4”
Scrap for punching 1-1/4” circle
Whisper White Cardstock
Full Sheet for printer
2-3/4” x 2-5/8”
Gold Foil Sheets
Scrap for punching 1-1/8” Scallop Circle
Ribbon from kit
(Cut the calendar from kit to 4″ tall. Then cut what is left over to just under 3″ wide.)
I didn’t demonstrate this one in the video, but hopefully these written measurements and directions will help.
Measurements for box…
Basic Black Cardstock
5-1/2” x 3-3/8″ (outer lid)
5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (inner lid)
5-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (inside box base)
Ribbon from kit
Open up box base. Put Tear & Tape Adhesive where shown.
The longest flap (the one that covered the bottom of the box) will become the cover. Mark using a pencil and ruler just beyond 4-1/2″ from the second score line. Then use Trimmer to score along that mark AND to trim off the tiny tabs.
Assemble box again without putting the longest flap back in.
Attach the Basic Black Cardstock pieces using Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Then to reinforce the lid even more and keep it from bending at that third score line, add Tear & Tape to the back of the coordinating “calendar topper” cardboard piece from the kit.
Wrap the ribbon around the box lid, bring the ends through the holes of this cardboard piece, and tighten the ribbon as you center & secure the piece in place.
Tie a bow in the ribbon, and trim the ends.
Fold the cover at the score line you created and add velcro dots to hold it shut.
PAPER PUMPKIN GOES WILD
Get in on the fun of Paper Pumpkin! CLICK HEREto sign up by January 10th (today) so you don’t miss out on this adorable upcoming January kit. “Paper Pumpkin has paired up to coordinate with the Animal Expedition suite by Stampin’ Up! to deliver cute Valentine’s Day coordination! Make sure you have an active subscription by January 10 to get this “wildy” fun kit. It makes 24 adorable Valentine’s treat packages. The coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, and Pool Party. And don’t forget to check out the Animal Expedition product suite by clicking here.”
Here are the links I mentioned in my video…
Click here to learn more about Paper Pumpkin kits of creativity. Click hereto sign up by today to get the January kit that coordinates with the Animal Outing stamp set. Click here to join my Paper Pumpkin Fan Club on Facebook. Click here to access & view the current catalogs. Click here to learn more about Sale-a-Bration, the awesome promotion going on right now. Click here to learn more about joining my Stampers With ART community. Click here to shop my online store.
If you ARE on Facebook, I invite you to “like” then “follow” my page so you can get updates when I share and when I go live. I broadcast live most every Wednesday morning at 11 AM Central Time. So my next broadcast will be January 16th. Yay!
I hope you enjoyed what I had to share today. Thanks for stopping by!
Product List – In addition to the Day by Day Dec. 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit
Wildflower Wishes stamp set from the February 2018 kit (or another sentiment image)
Sale-A-Bration (January 3 – March 31, 2019) is one of THE best times of the Stampin’ Up! year. Earn free exclusive products! Earn more Stampin’ Rewards! Get a fabulous tote with one of the best kit offers ever!…CLICK HERE for more information.
“BETTER THAN FLAT” TUTORIALS
Five super talented Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators and I have joined together as the “Stampin’ Anonymous team” to create Fun Fold cards & 3-D (“better than flat”) projects to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members each month! (Our January projects are here!!) CLICK HEREto find out how you can get your hands on these great tutorials. A new one is offered each month.
CLING STAMPS ARE HERE!
Cling stamps just debuted in the 2019 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure! Click HERE for more information.
Sorry I haven’t blogged in a few days. We are in the midst of a huge garage sale. And I have 20+ crafters that contributed to the sale. We’ve sold a lot, but it is time consuming to say the least. And in the evening after the sale is closed down for the day, we have to make sure all the earnings for each crafter total up and equal the money in the till.
It’s a 24/7 event during the days of the event and it takes hours of prep in the days leading up, but it’s so fun to see everyone benefit: shoppers get great deals and sellers can purge items they won’t be using anymore. It’s quite fun!
With my busy first half of June (the product shares and this sale), I had very little time to put together birthday cards for my team members with June birthdays. So I got smart and took out my Delightfully Detailed Memories & More Card Pack and my Memories & More Cards & Envelopes. Then I designed and put together two of each of these cards – 10 cards in just a few short hours.
Supplies I used: (See below for a full list of supplies linked to where you can find them in my online store.)
Here are a few close up photos of each of them.
With this first one I used a 4″ x 6″ M&M card (the black with the speckles) and a 3″ x 4″ M&M card (the white with the watercolor wash along the edges) for the background layers. Then I added a scallop circle sticker and a label sticker that I stamped, trimmed and embellished with ribbon and a rhinestone.
This second card has a 4″ x 6″ M&M card on the base (tied with some pretty copper-edged Coastal Cabana Tea Room Ribbon) that says “colllect moments not things” in white script lettering. I covered most of the lettering so that only a little bit peeked out and looked like a white looping design. Before adding the “Let’s Celebrate Today” 4″ x 3″ M&M card on top, I added loops of Copper Thread peeking out along the right edge AND a couple strips from another 3″ x 4″ M&M card to the top and bottom of this sentiment card.
This was the easiest card to put together. I made it with two 4″ x 6″ M&M cards from the pack. I trimmed a one-inch section off the top and bottom of the one with the “happy birthday” sentiment and added ruffled ribbon underneath before adhering it to the card with Dimensionals. A rhinestone accents the letter i.
Oh! The scraps didn’t go to waste. I used those 1″ x 6″ black strips for the last card.
This fourth card was put together with just two 4″ x 3″ M&M cards layered on top of each other, a sticker from the pack up on Dimensionals and some rhinestones. To attach the black laser-cut card to the Blackberry Bliss watercolor washed card, sponge on some Multipurpose Liquid Glue on the back side of the laser-cut card, stick it onto the slightly larger watercolor wash card, and trim the excess.
I added the two 1″ x 6″ black strips (scraps from the 3rd card) to the floral patterned 4″ x 6″ M&M card for this last card design. I then covered up the seam by wrapping and tying the card with the Silver Metallic-Edge Ribbon. Finally I added a stamped sticker for the sentiment and embellished it with a simple, single rhinestone.
I really love how easy it was to put together fast and easy birthday cards with the Memories & More card packs and card/envelope packs. CLICK HERE to see the new 2018-19 M&M card pack selections currently in my online store.
I’m off to my garage now for the last day of my sale! Have a great weekend.
Do you find that you order at least $25 worth of Stampin’ Up! product each month? Do you want to get perks for those monthly orders? I’m forming a new Paper Crafters club, and we are looking for new members. Click here to learn more. Then contact me with your questions &/or to sign up.
Are you interested in getting a 20%+ discount on your Stampin’ Up! goodies? Now is a great time to purchase the Starter kit because of all the fun new products that just debuted in the 2018-19 annual catalog – $125 worth of product (your choice!) for $99. With the free shipping on starter kits, you are getting a 30% discount on this first fun purchase. After that, you get the 20%+ discount for future purchases if you wish. AND you get to be part of my fun Stampers With ART Stars community!
It’s just so much fun being a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator!!
What a fantastic weekend it was at the April 2018 OnStage event. I attended the one located in Hartford, Connecticut. And it was glorious! There is so much to tell you that I can’t possibly put it all into one post. But as of 1:00 PM Mountain Time the new products we received and saw, the news on the changing colors and updated ink pads, the photos of the displays and the demonstrations, the gifts we got, and the image of the catalog (cover only at this time) can now officially be shared!
CLICK HERE for more detailed information, to access the lists and links, for dates about transitioning into the new catalog, AND to find out how you can get your hands on the new 2018-19 Annual Catalog.
Be sure to take a good look at the retiring products list so that you don’t miss out on getting items that you have wanted. Some things sell out quickly!
Here is a photo of me with those in my team who attended in Hartford (Lynda Patsolas, Mary Spelbrink, Pam Vogrin and Pauline Poindexter) with the new 2018-19 Catalog! We are excited. Can you tell!? And isn’t this catalog cover a fun one?
It’s a colorful and vibrant cover, because the biggest change this coming year is the Color Revamp! Five years ago Stampin’ Up! did a Color Refresh. But this is even bigger because not only are there some fun color changes within the families (new colors and returning colors), but the families have changed a bit to add 3 more colors…
AND the ink pads and ink quality have been updated. (I’ll share more about all this in my color comparison post tomorrow.)
Here are photos from a few of the demonstrations from OnStage showing some of the new stuff! (I’m sharing LOTS of photos, so I can’t name all the new products used. But hopefully you’ll enjoy the photos anyway. I tried to show a variety.)
Most product demonstrations and presentations were live at each OnStage location, but some were pre-recorded. We didn’t have cofounder, Shelli Gardner or her daughter, Sara Douglass, the CEO of Stampin’ Up! at our location, but we were able to watch them demonstrate together during one of the recorded videos.
And as always, they were a hoot to watch and kept us in stitches.
Here are some of the projects they shared.
These photos are of the display boards showing many of the new products.
Yay! The new 2018-20 In Colors! – Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover and Blueberry Bushel.
The Stampin’ Blends line is expanding as well! Lots of new colors to pick from!!
These last three photos are of the many gifts and prizes I received this time. They really spoil us!
Want to be one of the first to see and get your hands on new products? The new catalog is online on the demo side as of today! Become a Stampers With ART Star! Join my community, have fun and reap the rewards of being a demonstrator. Click here to learn more.
Tune in tomorrow for more details on the Color Revamp. And remember to glance over the retiring products to see if there is anything you need to get before it’s gone for good.
The designers have produced yet ANOTHER fabulous Paper Pumpkin kit! This November’s kit is filled with adorable mini Christmas stockings. And they are super fast and easy to assemble for gifting as is.
CLICK HERE to view the “how-to” video put out by Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Pumpkin team.
Of course, my mind always goes elsewhere when I get a PP kit in my hands. So I have produced and am ready to share several of my alternate, “outside the box” ideas with you.
I’m sharing my first set of projects today.
And then later this week, I’ll share my second set.
But I didn’t stop there, because I’m still creating and will also share several more early next week that combine supplies from both the October Pining for Plaid and this month’s Back in Plaid kits. (Stampin’ Up! will ALSO be sharing project ideas combining elements from both kits on November 21st in a Facebook Live broadcast at 6 PM Mountain Time.)
Not a subscriber yet? Want to know more about Paper Pumpkin kits and how to get in on the fun? Click here for more information. Or if you are ready to start your own subscription, click here to get signed up. Want to see a ton of alternate ideas, CLICK HERE to be connected to the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club on Facebook or CLICK HERE to see what I’ve been pinning on Pinterest.
I hope you enjoyed what I had to share today. And thanks for visiting!
Product List… (things you might need/want in addition to the November 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit to make any or all of the projects in the video – not all of these items are necessary, but were mentioned)
Online Extravaganza! Get Ready… It Begins tomorrow – November 20th
Are you ready for amazing deals? Online Extravaganza begins Monday, November 20. And this year there are some great surprises in store for you! Want a peek?! CLICK HERE to download the deals Stampin’ Up! has added so far.
Yesterday I shared that I created more alternate projects with the contents of the October 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit. So today I am sharing the second one of those three. This is a photo pocket page. Scrapbooking/memory keeping with pocket pages is quick and easy. Because you are only adding decorative elements to “card-size” areas of the page, it’s not overwhelming. AND to make it even less overwhelming, Stampin’ Up! has pre-designed elements for you in our Memories & More kits. (I completed my whole wedding album in no time using this system. I recommend this method if you are wanted to start scrapbook, but are hesitant.)
This one below was super simple to assemble, because I didn’t stray too far from the Paper Pumpkin kit project design.
Here are the directions & measurements if you wish to recreate this.
Cut one of the card bases from the kit to 4″ x 6″. (Ignore the score line since this will mostly get covered.)
Cut a 1/4″ wide strip and a 1/2″ wide strip from the leftovers.
Cut the 1/2″ wide strip so it looks similar to the gold banner in the kit.
Stamp the “Happiest Of Holidays To You” sentiment image in Basic Black ink onto a 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ white snowflake printed piece from the kit. Stamp some extra snowflake images in Pool Party ink. Attach the gold banner underneath covering up the “to you” and then attach the plaid banner on top of that but bit further down so the gold still shows.
Attach the branch/ornament window layer from the kit using a foam adhesive circle from the kit being careful to keep the words straight.
Then attach this entire piece to the 4″ x 6″ plaid layer to complete the upper left page element.
Cut two 3″ x 4″ pieces from the Merry Little Christmas designer paper.
Stamp Pool Party snowflake in the center “perforated” area of an ornament piece from the kit.
Attach the narrow 1/4″ strips above and below using the perforated lines as guides.
Add foam adhesive to the back with some of this adhesive sticking out just a bit at the top.
Cut a 3/4″ wide strip from the gold scraps in the kit. And add this to the top of the ornament above the gold printed part to make it appear to be an extension of the ornament cap.
Attach the ornament to one of the 3″ x 4″ pieces from the Merry Little Christmas designer paper.
Insert these page elements into 3 of the pockets and insert photos into the remaining pockets. (The Pear Pizzazz cardstock in these other pockets represent photos, but I added this cardstock to the supply list below so you could find it in my online store if you wanted.)
In case you don’t know, I design a photo pocket page layout with each and every Paper Pumpkin kit. So if you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, use the elements in your kits to build some fantastic albums.
November’s Kit Will Be Shipping Soon!
Stampin’ Up! is offering two straight months (October and November) of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects with the Season of Style coordinating Paper Pumpkin kits.If you enjoyed the October kit, you will probably like the gifting projects that will come in the November kit. Click here to sign up by November 10th.
In the spirit of full disclosure, I am an affiliate with Stamp-n-Storage which means I may get commissions if you click on links I provide and decide to purchase anything from this company. I love their products and recommend them because I own several myself and believe my readers will benefit from them.