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Friday, March 31, 2017

Pretty Pocket Card Kit- Inside Out!

The other day Sara, CEO of Stampin' Up! shared a video where she turned the pockets from the Sale-A-Bration Pretty Pocket Card Kit inside out. I had to try that, since I don't care for the yellow version of the cards in the kit. The blue polka dots are so much cuter!

For this card, I doubled the Baker's Twine. Check it out! My bow looks like a bow!

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Paper Pumpkin August 2016 Bold Botanicals Alternate Note Cards

 I liked working on the August 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit "Bold Botanicals", except for where there were white and vanilla elements used together. That just doesn't look right to me. So for the last two note cards, I sponged Mint Macaron over the whitish streaks. The rest of the elements are vanilla. 

The circle with "Thanks" on it and the burlap trim are from the standard size cards, the banner with the Cajun Craze border and the kraft layer are from the note cards, and the little lined cards are for inside the pocket cards. 

This is how I stamped the back of all of these cards, using a set that was available to demonstrators at Convention a few years ago.

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We turned creative control of our April Paper Pumpkin kit over to CEO Sara Douglass, and the end result is stunning! Her style is "bold, vibrant, and artistic- with a little bit of sass", which is exactly how she described the kit. Sara designed this kit for you, so you can discover creativity through the eyes of our CEO while having an experience that is uniquely YOU! Get ready to embrace your inner artist and skip to the fun with Sara. As if a kit designed by Sara is not reason enough to sign up, there's more! She's including a FREE gift inside every April box! We're keeping it a surprise, but you won't want to miss it. What do you need to do? It's simple- sign up at by April 10th. You can also buy a pre-paid subscription for 3,6, or 12 months and receive Sale-A-Bration rewards, then activate it before April 10th!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Paper Pumpkin August 2016 Bold Botanicals Alternate Cards

Here are my alternatives for the standard size cards in the August 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit "Bold Botanicals"

I added an Early Espresso circle, a Cajun Craze scalloped circle, and a vanilla circle for the focal piece.

These cards use the remaining pocket cards with the edges cut to make them a rectangle.

I also used Lace Doilies to cover up the fold line on the patterned pieces. The orange circles are cut from the layers for the note cards. I added white layers and white circles for the focal pieces. The dashed circle stamp on the upper card is from the June 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit "Banner Surprise". 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Paper Pumpkin August 2016 Bold Botanicals

The August Paper Pumpkin Kit was "Bold Botanicals". 

It makes 3 standard size cards (4 1/4 x 5 1/2"), 3 note cards (3 1/2 x 5"), and 3 pocket cards (2 1/4 x 3 1/2"). I did one of each, following the directions:

standard size

note card

pocket card

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Displays From My Sale-A-Bration Wrap Up Open House

A big THANK YOU to everyone who came to my Sale-A-Bration Wrap Up over the weekend! Here are some pictures of my displays in case you missed it:

The last day of Sale-A-Bration is this Friday! 
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Friday, March 24, 2017

Paper Pumpkin July 2016 What A Gem

The July 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit was "What A Gem". I have decided not to put this kit together- it is unopened. It is FOR SALE. I'm asking $10, plus postage if needed. Please let me know if you are interested.

Fun stamp set!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Carol's Botanical Builder Block Card

Carol did our second Make & Take at this month's Stamp Share. Check out this cool fold:

Colors: Basic Black, Delightful Dijon, Very Vanilla

Carol called this a "block card". Open it's 5 1/2 x 10 1/2", closed it's 3 1/2 x 5 1/2". The two narrow panels on each side of the "blocks" are 2" wide. Each "block" is 1" wide.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sale-A-Bration Final Days!

Sale-A-Bration has flown by! Time flies when you’re having fun, though, right? Only a few days are remaining during Sale-A-Bration— the year’s biggest promotion. We have added additional products for you to earn to finish off Sale-A-Bration. Don’t forget you have until March 31 to earn free products!

* Please note, to receive one of the Sale-A-Bration final day’s products for free, you will need to use the item code noted below and not the regular item code.
1473612016-2018 In Color 8-1/2” X 11” Cardstock
147365Party Animal Designer Series Paper
147363Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
147364Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
147362Party Animal Designer Washi Tape
147360Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
147356Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

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Cool Treats Cherry To My Sundae

 Last night was our monthly Stamp Share. This is the card I made for our swap. I had so much fun cutting out all the little pieces and putting them together! This is such a cute stamp bundle!

close up of the ice cream and silver spoon:

Colors: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Silver, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White

The ice cream bowl is cut out of Designer Series Paper. I love how it looks like the texture of a waffle cone! The cherry is cut out of Watermelon Wonder and then I used a Chocolate Chip marker to color the stem.