On My Mind – Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop

Hello my friends – I am back from the Stampin’ Up! Incentive trip to the Greek Isles.  I’m not quite caught up to my blog posts but I did manage to squeak in with this Paper Pumpkin project for the monthly A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop.  A blog hop filled with alternate ideas using contents from the monthly kit. This month our kit is – On My Mind. This kit coordinates with three suites from the Annual catalog!  So if you love the look of these cards (and I know I do) you can use the coordinating products to keep on creating once your kit supplies are gone.

I love that some of the Paper Pumpkin kits are now coordinating with the Annual Catalog.  This month’s kit had three card designs and they match with three suites – Woven Thread Suite, Garden Lane suite, and Come Sail Away suite.  Personally I loved the cards as is and the one with the sail boat will make a perfect birthday card for my brother in early August! 

I struggled with what alternate idea I wanted to do.  There aren’t really left overs from the kit this month and I loved the cards the way they were and the envelopes.  I think I’m in love with the printed envelopes but I don’t want to tear them up either.  So its a struggle.  I finally decided that I needed some tags.  Every month I create tags to go on my customer orders that get picked up at my house.  I may have told you that before.  So I decided to take the focal element of each card and create a tag idea with it.  I added in pieces of designer series paper from the coordinating suites and a couple of other things to complete my tags.

On My Mind Tags

Here are four tags for each of the card ideas.  I mostly added card stock, the coordinating Designer Series Paper from the suite, and some punches.  The tags are similar to the main focal image on each card.

Supply List

The additional supplies that I added to complete this project were:

  • Card stock – Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Old Olive, Pool Party
  • Designer Series Paper – Woven Threads, Garden Lane, Come Sail Away
  • Punches – Everyday Label, Classic Label, Banner Triple Punch
  • Dies – Layering Circles, Stitched Shapes, Smooth Sailing
  • Linen Thread
  • Classic Ink – Crumb Cake

I’ll be sharing some tips and tricks in a Facebook Live on Monday, July 29 on my facebook page.  I’ll come back and update this post afterwards.

I hope you liked this alternate idea for the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit. Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.

The Blog Hop Continues

To continue through go and click on the next blog in the list below. Everything worked correctly last month – so I’m crossing my fingers that it will work again this time. 

Don’t forget you have until the 10th of the month to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and get that month’s kit. 

The August kit will feature bags & tags and you’ll be able to order an extra bundle of coordinating supplies to turn your kit into a set of cards.  The extra items can be ordered starting August 1st in my online store.  To get the kit be sure you have an active Paper Pumpkin subscription by August 10th.    Sign up by the 10th – go here

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Bon Voyage

 

Bon Voyage!

The Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip is finally here.  And the group of earning demonstrators are heading out to sea.  I want to thank my customers, my team members, my friends and my family for being such a support system to me.  Without all of you I wouldn’t be able to do this.  I don’t consider myself to be a brave traveler.  Stampin’ Up! has allowed me the opportunity to travel places I might not have ever gone too.  Being inside the Stampin’ Up! bubble makes me feel better.  I’m anxious and excited at the same time when I travel on these trips.  Greg and I plan to relax and enjoy ourselves and spend time with others in the Stampin’ Up! family.  We will see you when we return.

While I’m away there are two specials that are happening:

Bonus Days have Begun!

July 1 – July 31, 2019

For every $50 you spend July 1 – 31 (before shipping and tax),
you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon (via email) that you can use August 1-31.

There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month!

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July 1 – August 31, 2019

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Extra: New Demonstrators who sign up between July 1 and
August 31 will receive and additional $30 that they’ll be
able to put toward their Starter Kit (pay $99 and choose
$155 worth of products).

Extra, Extra: New Demonstrators will receive a $10 coupon code,
which they may use the following month.
Coupon code arrive between the fifth and seventh business day;
they will expire on October 31, 2019.

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In Color Designer Paper Stacks

We have new 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stacks.  There is a stack for each of the In Color collections, and then one stack for each of our four core color collection.  Remember the ever popular gingham checked paper from the Occasions catalog – well now you can get a gingham check in all 50 Stampin’ Up! colors because it is one of the new patterns in the paper stacks.  On these cards though I used the script words design. 

This is a square card – cut an 8-1/2″ square and then score one side at 4-1/4″ – giving you a 4-1/4″ square card.  And just slip it into our regular medium envelope.  I added strips of the Designer Series paper in the five new in colors.  The Daisy Lane stamp set is the one I featured here – using both sizes of the daisies now that I have both punches.  

See the little scallop edge under the greeting?  That is a half piece of the scallop trim ribbon and I found the easiest way to attach it is with a bit of Tear & Tape. 

If you would like to see a video of this card watch my Facebook Live from June 17th – HERE.

Supply List

  • #151118 Daisy Lane Bundle – includes the Daisy Lane stamp set and Medium Daisy punch
  • #149617 2019-2021 In Color 6×6 Designer Series Paper
  • #140272 Thick Whisper White card Stock
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #150882 Rococo Rose card stock
  • #149704 Rococo Rose Scalloped Linen Trim
  • #150080 Rococo Rose ink
  • #138995 Tear & Tape
  • #143713 Daisy Punch

What do you think of the new In Colors?  Which one is your favorite?

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Pretty Peacock & Seaside Spray cards

I have some more In Color themed cards for you today.  These two show the Seaside Spray and the Pretty Peacock colors.  Of the five new colors these two are my favorite.  And I’ve used the new Free as a Bird stamp set but without any of the birds.  You can see this card and some others featuring the 2019-2021 In Colors on my Facebook live video from June 17th – HERE.

I love the new little scallop ribbon that comes in our new In Colors.  On these cards I just attached it straight across my front layer.   I used both the small and large flower images from the Free as a Bird stamp set to create the background.  You can mount them both on one block and stamp at the same time – just turn the block as you go to make it more random.

Supply List

  • #149468 Free as a Bird Stamp set
  • #149701 2019-2021 In Color Cardstock Pack
  • #121043 Sahara Sand Cardstock
  • #100730 Whisper White Cardstock
  • #150083 Pretty Peacock classic ink
  • #150085 Seaside Spray classic ink
  • #149751 Pretty Peacock Scalloped Linen Trim
  • #149707 Seaside Spray Scalloped Linen Trim
  • #143717 Starburst punch
  • #133782 2″ Circle punch
  • #144219 Pearl Basic Jewels
  • #104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

It’s almost time for the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip to Greece.  So I may not have many blog posts for the next two weeks as I unplug for a while.  Thank you for supporting my business and helping me earn this amazing reward.

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