Merry and Bright Cards & Sale

Today I have two Merry & Bright Cards to share with you AND the Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza Sale is TODAY!  It’s a one day sale on Tuesday, November 24th only.  Almost everything in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is on sale for 10% off.  Stamps, dies, cardstock and paper, tools, ribbons and embellishments!  Don’t Miss it!

There are some exclusions to the sale and you can see those below.

Speaking of Merry and Bright I have these two cards to show you today.  I featured these on my FB Live yesterday – 11/23/2020 – on my FB page.  See it here.

 

Supply List

  • #155167 Peace & Joy Bundle (Peace & Joy stamp set + Joy Dies)
  • #150653 Stitched Stars die
  • #140272 Thick Whisper White card stock
  • #146976 Regals 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock Assortment (Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Shaded Spruce)
  • #153074 2020-2022 In Color 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock Assortment (Bumblebee, Just Jade)
  • #121045 Basic Black cardstock
  • #100730 Whisper White cardstock
  • #132708 Memento Black ink
  • #150457 Holiday Basic Jewels
  • #144108 Mini Dimensionals
  • #152344 Adhesive Sheets
  • #103579 Paper Snips
  • #110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • #127853 Silicone Craft sheet
  • #149653 Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • #149655 Take Your Pick Tool
  • #102300 Bone Folder

The first one was in the Regals colors which are your more traditional holiday colors.  This second one is the same card using the Brights collection. I swapped out the card stock colors to #146975 Brights 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock Assortment (Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape) and the bling to be #152477 Artistry Blooms Sequins.  Everything else was the same.  And if you want to use this same design for a birthday card just switch out the words!

I hope you like these fun colorful cards.  They are the perfect design for using up thin scraps of cardstock – these are 1/4″ strips. 

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Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop – Joy to the World

Hello my friends.  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 – Joy to the World. It’s a special kit that will be offered globally in all of our markets.  So Stampin’ Up! friends around the world will be able to enjoy this kit. 

This kit makes 8 beautiful Christmas cards.  And includes die cut pieces in three languages – English, German and French.  That means you can easily create cards for friends and family around the world that might speak these other languages.  My family is from Germany and my mom would love to send some of these out.  I have a kit saved just for her. 

I created some variations on these cards using the pieces in the kit.  One I added a different stamp set so it didn’t need to be a Christmas card.  The design and colors of the kit make it easy to use for holiday thank you and birthday cards too.  You’ll notice the size of this card is different – it’s what our European friends use as a standard card size.  Enjoy trying something different.

Wreath Card

This card uses the pieces from the kit just in a different combination.  I tied the twine directly around the wreath for a nice bow.  And I didn’t use either of the embossed pieces – just stuck with the gold banner and white label for my greeting. It’s a super quick idea.

Supply List

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

  • none – everything was in the Paper Pumpkin kit

Thank You Card

For this second card I decided the pieces would make a pretty non-Christmas card.  I pulled out a stamp set called Beautiful Autumn from the Aug-Dec Mini Catalog and used the Thank You on the white tag.  The die cut flowers are beautiful and since there were two per card if you use only one on a card that means you can make double the cards.  The Embossed piece looks like the retired Cable Knit embossing folder we used to have – so if you have that in your craft room you could create more pieces for additional cards – or substitute something else.

Supply List

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

  • Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set

 

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. I’m late to the party – our power went out early this morning and I planned to write my post then.  I had to wait on the power to come back on.  Thanks for waiting on me. 

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

Coming in November – Jolly Gingerbread!  It’s going to be a sweet kit for sure so don’t miss it.  Sign up by the 10th – go here

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Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop Hello Pumpkin

Hello my friends.  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 – Hello Pumpkin – a fun kit for all things fall!

This kit makes adorable treat holders that can be decorated for any fall occasion – Halloween, Thanksgiving, or just fall colors. There a ton of die cut pieces to mix and match.  The cracker box style treats are double sided so you can choose to show the plaid or the striped side.  I’m planning to make mine to use at Thanksgiving this year – I’ll put one on every spot at the table – fill them with something yummy – maybe caramels! Yum!

With my left over pieces I decided to make some fun fall note cards.  The great thing about the Note Cards & Envelopes – is that they are quick because your card base is cut and scored.  All you have to do is decorate the front and add your note on the inside. 

Fall Note Cards – Cornucopia

The first thing I thought of was to take the witch hat and turn it into a cornucopia. To do that, flip it over and add lines to the back with a Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blends.  Use both the dark and light blends and leave some open spots so it looks like a basket or straw and not solid.  To give it some texture I ran it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing folder.  To give it more of a cone look I trimmed off part of the brim.  

I thought the scalloped edge of the cracker box would be a fun edge on my note card.  To do that trim off 1/4″ from the front of the note card.  Trim one end off the cracker box.  Then glue that to the front lining the bottom edge up with the base of the card back.  Stamp Give Thanks.  Add flowers, leaves, curly bits, and a little bow to complete the look.

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Cinnamon Cider Stampin’ Blends
  • Paper Snips
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing folder
  • Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker

 

Fall Note Cards – Hello Tiles

The die cut tile pieces were pretty all on their own just added to the front of a note card.  Stamp Hello across a strip of Whisper White card stock to add over the front.  I actually cut the stamp apart so I could just use the Hello.  When I want to use the full phrase I’ll just mount both pieces on the block together again. The coordinating colors of flowers were from the kit.  This turned out to be such a clean and simple look.

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes, Whisper White card stock
  • Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker

 

Fall Note Cards – Hello Pumpkin

Trim down the center panel of the cracker box and use it as a layer on a card like I did for this third idea.  It has the scored lines to give it just a little extra interest.  This card is quick and easy to finish with the pumpkin element and a banner from the kit.

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes

I hope you like this trio of note cards.  Adding a pack of Whisper White Note cards & envelopes makes it easy to get creative with the left over elements and pieces from your monthly 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. If you are reading this in an email you may need to click on the title and visit my blog post online to see the full list of participants. 

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

Next month is a special global kit called Joy to the World.  The Paper Pumpkin team at Stampin’ Up! has even created a special FB group just for this kit.  It’s meant for people to connect and spread joy around the world by finding pen pals to write too. There was a flyer included in the September kit with more info

Sign up by the 10th of the month to get the next kit – go here

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Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop World’s Greatest

Are you ready for some alternate ideas with the August Paper Pumpkin Kit?   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 – World’s Greatest.  A kit with some fun cards to celebrate some everyday hero’s in our lives like teachers, coaches, kids and our friends. 

This kit makes 3 different cards with fun matching envelopes – that’s always one of my favorites!  One card style is a shaker card. 

I decided to mix up the pieces and cut up the card bases for the two cards that were not the shaker card.  By cutting each of those card bases into 4 pieces I can create 8 cards instead of just 2.  Here are two new cards that I made.

Blue card

For this card I wanted a little bit more of a feminine feel to it. Cutting up the blue card base into four pieces allows me to make 4 new cards.  Each piece is 2-3/4 x 4″.  I added Thick White Whisper White card stock for a new card base.  You’ll also want some more medium sized envelopes.  The yellow water-colored rectangle was also cut in half and used on this card. I trimmed down one of the white rectangles to fit the words.  For the little touch of ribbon use paper snips to cut a 3-1/2″ piece into small strips and then tie in a knot.

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Thick Whisper White
  • Whisper White envelopes
  • Paper Snips

Green card

For this second card I used the green card base and also cut it into 4 pieces.  Trim one of the white rectangles to be 3/4″ wide and then I stamped the medal ribbon image twice so the end of it met in the middle – that part will be covered up.  Use one of the vellum leaf pieces and cut it into two so one part can go on each side.  To add a bit of contrast I did pull out a piece of Bumblebee card stock to layer behind that argyle piece.

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Thick Whisper White, Bumble Bee
  • Whisper White envelopes
  • Paper Snips

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. If you are viewing this in an email click on the title to go to my blog and see the rest of the list to finish the hop.  There are lots of creative ideas to see!

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

Get ready for fall – choose Halloween or Thanksgiving or just general fall when putting together the September kit.  Sign up by the 10th – go here

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Christmas Card Stamp a Stack: In The Pines

It’s time to get started on Christmas Cards (if you haven’t already).  The time consuming part is the design, cutting and prepping. This class has that part done for you. You will complete the fun part – the stamping, assembling, and writing notes and sending to family and friends. My plan is to offer several of these classes between now and December.  And the best part – we will do this with safe social distancing. This is an at home class and available for porch pickup or in the mail.

Christmas Card Stamp A Stack – In the Pines

This first Stamp a Stack class will feature the In The Pines stamp set on page 43 for the Aug-Dec Mini Catalog.  If you remember my 12 cards of Christmas challenge – this is going to be card 4 & 5. I’ve already completed one set of 12 and will complete another set as part of this class. 

Class supplies will include all the cut card stock, paper, envelopes, ribbon, and die cut, and embossed pieces. You will supply your own stamps, ink and adhesive. A written tutorial with photos will be emailed to you and a link to a video showing you how to make the card. Each class kit will include supplies to make 12 of the same card. I will also schedule a zoom for us to gather virtually to make our cards together. Date to be determined after everything is mailed.

Options:

  • Christmas Card Stamp a Stack: $25 (porch pick up price)
  • #1 Add On for mailing to you: $8 (mailed to your house)
  • #2 Add On In The Pines stamp set: $21
  • #3 Add On In the Pines Bundle – stamp set & dies: $51.25

Register & Pay by Aug 25th.

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On the registration link you need to select the base class for $25 and then select any add ons – mailing directly to you, add the stamp set or the bundle. These are offered at catalog price without additional shipping/tax. Remember to select all the options that apply to you and pay online or mail a check prior to Aug 26th.  This is a prepaid class.

I will be ordering all the supplies and add-ons on the 26th. Once the order arrives the cutting, prepping and packaging will take place. I estimate having everything ready to go out by Sept. 4th.

Additional supplies you need to complete cards exactly as I did.

  • #153448 In the Pines stamp set  OR   #155182 In the Pines bundle (stamp set & die)
  • #147111 Mossy Meadow ink pad
  • #147115 Soft Suede ink pad
  • Paper Snips
  • Bone Folder
  • Adhesive

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Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop July Summer Nights

Hello my friends.  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. For July we had the Summer Nights kit and a special Add-On card pack that really stretched the contents of the kit.

This kit was about having a fun summer celebration.  Bags that you can use to decorate a table or fill with treats.  Postcards that you can use for fun invitations.  And with the Summer Nights Add on you have 24 matching card bases and envelopes to create a ton of summer fun.

My ideas use the contents of the kit along with the Add-on to make 3 fun cards.  I shared these cards on a Facebook Live this week and I’ve also uploaded to YouTube – you can find it here –

Stencil Card

For this first card I decided to use the bag as a stencil.  Cut away the back and sides of the card to leave just the front.  Grab your ink and a Stampin’ Sponge, Sponge Dauber or a cotton ball.  Be careful when sponging through the stencil as the paper is thin and could tear.  Move the stencil around the background of the card until you get the number of fireworks that you want on the background.

Supply List

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

  • Summer Nights Add-On kit
  • Card stock – Whisper White
  • Calypso Coral ink
  • Stampin’ Sponge

 

Firefly Card

The second card I made used one of the Add On card bases and one of the post cards from the kit.  In the kit is a stamp that is a long line – I used it on my envelope for the first card but on this one I manipulated it into a curved shape on my block and used it to stamp the lines for the lanterns.  Stamp the lanterns and the fireflies.  Then use the teeny tiny stamp in the set for the firefly light – yep that’s what that little tiny thing is.  And if you lose it – then just use a marker.  If you love the labels in this Paper Pumpkin kit – well guess what – you can make more using the Tasteful Labels dies from the Annual Catalog – the 3 tags in the kit are the same as 3 of the dies.  I used a different label from the die set on my card for the vellum layer.  And to finish this card the new Iridescent Pearls from the Aug-Dec Mini catalog are a perfect match to this kit!

Supply List

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

  • Summer Nights Add-On kit
  • Card stock – Vellum
  • Calypso Coral ink
  • Iridescent Pearls
  • Tasteful Labels Dies

 

Star Card

My final card also uses the post cards from the kit and the card base from the Add On.   With the colors and the starry look I thought the Stitched Stars dies would be a perfect fit.  I also wanted to give it more of a birthday feel so I pulled out my Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set. Using one of the larger stars I cut out a window in the post card and then added smaller stars that were die cut, some of the puffy star embellisments and a few of the tiny gold star die cuts.  When it’s your birthday It’s a Party and its Time to Celebrate. 

Supply List

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

  • Summer Nights Add-On kit
  • Stitched Stars dies
  • Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set

I hope you liked these 3 quick card ideas using this months kit, the Add-on and a few other supplies.  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. In August we will be celebrating our every day heroes!  Such a timely kit this year – and it has a more masculine look to the cards so it will be great for those men that are special to you and your family.  I think it is so cool that these kits were designed long before this pandemic hit us – who knew then that we would need this now.  Sign up by the 10th – go here

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