Come Sail Away Scrapbook Page& Cards

So I started writing this post way back in July!  It was shortly after returning from the Incentive trip to Greece.  But as you can see I never finished it and never posted it.  Life happens.  When we got back I was trying to spend as much time as I could with my son knowing that he would be leaving the country.  So I let some things slide – like my blog.  He left last week on Monday.  He has been gone for 1 week now and I need to get my butt in gear and get back on track.  So here we go…..

I have a scrapbook page and cards to share with you using the Come Sail Away Suite.  I shared these on a Facebook Live video a while ago and you can see that here.

The left page of this two page layout was what my Stamp Club made for one of their projects back in July.  And the right hand page was the one I added as part of my Facebook Live video.  The bottom left corner is actually a card idea that I created for a swap and then decided that I wanted to base a scrapbook page on it. 

Fun Fact:  in case you didn’t know I grew up sailing.  That was my sport from about 10 years old until I went to college.  My dad and brother are sailors and my mom used to sail too.  I grew up living in a sailing club on the lake.  At that time there weren’t very many girls that were sailing.  I always say that I grew up in a boys world and had to join Stampin’ Up! to find some girls to hang out with. 

Supply List

  • #147003 Neutrals 12×12 card stock
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #149481 Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper
  • #151006 Sailing Home Bundle = Sailing Home Stamp Set + Smooth Sailing Dies
  • #149483 Baker’s Twine
  • #149482 Sail Away Trinkets
  • #147110 Night of Navy Ink
  • #147117 Sahara Sand Ink

Since not everyone in my stamp club is a scrapbooker I also give them the option to create two cards instead of the one scrapbook page.  I utilize the same supplies.  Here are the two cards from this layout.

The card on the left was the one I made for my swap card and that is the one that inspired the scrapbook page.  You should be able to see where the second card is taken from the scrapbook page too.  And you could also use that bottom right corner on the second page to create a card layout.  I hope you like these ideas.

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Gift of Fall – Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop

So apparently I haven’t posted to my blog in a month!  I need to get back on a schedule.  It has been a busy summer and I’ve done quite a bit of traveling and spending time with family.  Today in fact is my middle son’s birthday and we are packing up his apartment today too.  He is getting ready for a big move in less than two weeks.  But for now it’s time for our 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 – A Gift of Fall.

This month’s kit included 6 sweet gift bags with tons of supplies for tags.  Way more than what you need for the bags.  Plus you could buy a coordinating add-on of note cards and envelopes – the perfect companion to use up the rest of those pieces in the box.

I did some really quick alternate ideas.  I’m not sure you could even call them that.  Yesterday afternoon I sat down with my box and separated out all the pieces.  I set aside what I needed for my bags because I want to make those up so I have them ready to use this fall when I need them. Then I was left with a pile of left over bits and that is what I used for three really quick – I mean really quick and simple ideas. 

Fall Treats

I found some fall treats at the store – these little packaged cakes.  They would be fun to decorate and hand out for a fall party or just because.  The tag is from the printed circle and I used one of the long banner pieces to add the enjoy.  Add some leaves and sequins, punch a hole, tie on with twine, done. 

Supply List

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

  • a hole punch
  • packaged fall cakes

 

Super Quick Cards

Next I wanted to do something with the add-on note cards.  I love the printed envelopes that we get with Paper Pumpkin and this add-on kit was no exception.  These two cards came together very quickly.  One is literally just stamp the greeting on the tag and add to the front.  I’m sure someone else did the same thing.  You could literally have a stack of Thanksgiving cards done in no time at all. 

The second one I wanted a thank you so I stamped that greeting on the larger tag.  And then created a little bunch of branches to tuck behind, tied them with twine, add sequins and done.

Supply List

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

  • Gift of Fall Add-on

I told you they were quick and simple.  I need that quite often.  I’m going to finish up my stack of note cards as thank you notes.  And I’ll probably make some tags too – I need those for some orders I need to get to customers.  I hope you liked these quick alternate ideas for the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit. Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.

And can you guess which project Aspen liked the best?

The Blog Hop Continues

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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

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Extra: New Demonstrators who sign up between July 1 and
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