Tuesday, March 31, 2020

PPP Blog Hop No Matter the Weather

Hello friends!!! It's time for a Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop. YAY!  You know I LOVE Paper Pumpkin! And, I love this hop too because there are always fantastic ideas awaiting on each blog you visit. :-D 

This month's kit was extra special because it's Paper Pumpkin's 7th Birthday! YAY!!! Each Paper Pumpkin kit received an additional stamp set FOR FREE as a Thank You to all the fabulous subscribers who make Paper Pumpkin so wonderful! So, THANK YOU for being a subscriber!!

The kit (as instructed) makes 12 seriously ADORABLE notecards with matching envelopes. 4 each of 3 designs: 

The cards were super cute, and the embellishments were TOTALLY adorable! 

Considering that East TN was having several days of dark and gloomy wet and rainy weather, I was happy to receive the bright and cheerful box in the mail!  Look at all the fabulous colors that coordinate with this month's kit!

My contribution to this month's hop is a fun matchbox style gift box.  Now, this gift box is big enough to hold many things, but I've discovered that it's PERFECTLY sized to hold a full TWELVE Merci Chocolates!!!! GAAAAAAH!!!!  And when I say it'll hold them, I mean it'll hold them like a glove. hehe. 

4 wide, 3 deep.  PERFECT FIT! 

I used the Porch scene stamp from the *FREE* stamp set. This stamp is perfect to use on it's own.

Ok, let's build a box!

Here's what you'll need:

For the Box:
*Gray Granite Cardstock cut at 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" Scored at 1 1/8" on all four sides
* Liquid Glue to assemble Box

For the Wrap: 
*Gray Granite Cardstock cut at 3 1/8" x 9" Scored on the LONG SIDE at: 1 3/4", 2 7/8", 6", & 7 1/8"
* Layering Squares Dies
* Stitched Shapes Dies
* Layering Circles Dies
* Calypso Coral Cardstock cut at: 3" x 3" 
* Whisper White Cardstock cut at: 2 5/8" x 2 5/8"
* Scrap of So Saffron for 1 5/8" scalloped circle
* Tear & Tape to fasten the wrap/belly band

Assemble box in the "standard fashion". If you're not sure about how to do that, you can see how here: 

After the base is assembled, you'll just wrap the belly band around the box and adhere using liquid glue or Tear & Tape. 

Stamp the porch scene in the provided Basic Gray ink, on the Whisper White Cardstock.  Use the Layering Squares Dies to cut the Scalloped Square out of the Coral Cardstock.  Use the Stitched Shapes Square Die to cut the porch scene out of the Whisper White Cardstock. Adhere the white layer to the coral layer using snail. Apply dimensionals to the back of the coral piece, and adhere entire piece to the top of the belly band. 

Wrap a length of the kit's twine around the entire box and tie into a cute bow. 

Stamp sentiment on the included faux stitched circle and layer it onto the So Saffron scalloped circle. Attach to box using Stampin' Dimensionals. 

Fill your cute little box with whatever gift you like! (a dozen Merci Chocolates would be nice!)

Be sure to follow the hop around, to see all sorts of other fun projects!  Click the NEXT Button to be taken directly to Elizabeth's Blog. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my project!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

Monday, March 30, 2020

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop: Hey Shorty! It's Your Birthday!

Good morning friends!! It's my favorite time of the month again!! Time for the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop!!!! YAYAYA!!!

This month's theme is all about Birthdays, and hey! Who couldn't use some Birthday card ideas?!  Each of the designers participating in this month's hop are featuring some papercrafted project with a Birthday theme to it.  You'll want to be sure to hop all the way around to see each of them.  You don't want to miss any! They're all spectacular!!

I needed a Birthday card for this week anyways, so the timing was just perfect for me!  I decided to share the extra special Birthday Card with you.  It's called a "MAGIC COLOR WINDOW" card and it's just too cool!

I love making cards that WOW! And this one definitely does that! It's got a real "how'd she do that" vibe to it. hehe.

Check out today's Make it Monday video to see how it's done:

I hope you'll give it a go! It's a really fun card to make.  Speaking of fun to make, click the next button to see what Miss Kate Bolt has in store for you.

Folks, thank you so much for stopping by and hanging out with me for a bit. I hope you enjoyed today's project and will make your own "Magic Color Window" card. :-)

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

If you'd like to recreate the card I made today, but need some supplies, you can click any of the images here below to be taken directly to my website. Enjoy!

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Introducing Ornate Garden Suite!

Happy Saturday morning friends! Yesterday evening I went LIVE on my Facebook business page, and shared the BRAND NEW Ornate Garden Suite.  I had been stalking the UPS man all day long and couldn't wait to get my goodies! Can I just say that it was WELL worth the wait!!!  Oh my goodness!!  These products are GORGEOUS!!!

As a "SNEAK PEEK" into the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, The Ornate Garden Suite sets the bar pretty high for things to come!  I love that Stampin' Up gave us an entire suite of products to enjoy early.

Included in this product suite are TWO stamp & die bundles, beautiful designer series paper, a 2-pack of 1/4" ribbons, an embossing folder, and some gold faceted gemstones.

I was like a little kid in a candy shop when I pulled everything out of that box!  OH MY!!!  

While I was LIVE and chatting with folks, I decided to be Johnny on the spot and create a card. I mean, this product is AMAZING! It would have been impossible to not immediately start playing with it! I decided to play it simple though, and created this sweet monochromatic Thanks card. 

I'm absolutely IN LOVE with the floral texture of the embossing folder, and all the detail of that sentiment frame! Gaaaah!  Just gorgeous!

Of course, the inside MUST be stamped as well.  You can see this delicate corner flourish here. I stamped it in all four corners of the inside panel.  A nice finishing touch that left plenty of room for a handwritten thank you note.

This product suite is currently only available to demonstrators, however, you can still sign up for the Starter Kit and take advantage of the "ULTIMATE BUNDLE" and Sale-a-Bration incentives so that you can also purchase it now!  You can even get the entire suite as your starter kit if you'd like!


If you're not ready to get the "ULTIMATE BUNDLE" right now, you will be able to order products from this sweet next month.

I just couldn't wait to share this fantastic collection with you. I expect that you'll see a lot of projects here, using this suite, in the coming days. hehe. Stay tuned!

Until Next Time, 
Happy Crafting!

Remember, these items are only available to Stampin' Up demonstrators until April. An added perk of getting the starter kit! You'll also get 20% discount on all future purchase! That sure helps a crafter get more goods!!! ;-)  Let me know if you'd like to sign up and get the Ornate Garden Suite NOW. 

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Clouds Into Ice Cream Cones?

Hey, Hey friends! I have a bonus post for you today! Earlier I mentioned that I would be sharing a fun project that was inspired by my beautiful friend Jessica.  I just loved how she thought outside the box to create an Ice Cream Cone out of the clouds and flower basket stamps in the March 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit.

So, here's the kit "as intended":

I really adore this kit. It's super cute! And the sentiments are absolutely SPECTACULAR for the current "world situation".

As you can see from the contents photo above, THIS alternative project is going to be COMPLETELY different than the kit! You'll be amazed that it's even really from this kit!

Isn't it SUPER ADORABLE?!!!!  I'm completely smitten with it! I love the colors, the hearts, the layered circle background and most especially, that Ice Cream Cone!!! Gaaaah!!!  So, I have to THANK Miss Jessica for the fabulous idea! Super smart!

Ok, ready for your mind to be blown?  Mine was! What a terrific idea! And, it's super easy to do!

Here it is.  All you need are the small cloud stamp and the flower basket!

I did modify my ice cream cone just a bit.  I used Crumb Cake ink on So Saffron Paper to create the cone and then stamped the clouds in Flirty Flamingo on Whisper White Cardstock.  The hearts were stamped on with Poppy Parade ink and I think they add just the right touch of sweetness to the project!

You can see how I create the ice cream cone in my video here:

Well friends, I hope you enjoyed the bright and cheerful change of pace from the rain boots and umbrellas. :-)   I had SO MUCH FUN making this card and I hope you'll make one too! SO FUN! hehe.

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

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