Maui Achievers Blog Hop – Forever Greenery Card Pouch

Hello – it’s Monika Davis from the USA.  I’m joining the Maui Trip Achievers Blog Hop this month.  This blog hop is for demonstrators all over the world that earned the Maui Incentive trip last year.  There are many amazing stampers in this group so be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop.  The list is down below.  I’m so excited to have earned this incentive trip and go on one of my bucket list trips.  But totally bummed that the virus has caused a delay.  Our trip has now been moved to May 2021.  I’m still working to achieve the next trip which has now become an extension of the original Maui Trip.  I have a few more months left to earn it.  Thank you to everyone that has ordered from me this year!

I have a really fun project for you today – it is basically a one sheet wonder project.  This was created for my team meeting this past weekend.  I taught the project and everyone was able to use their own 12×12 Designer Series Paper and coordinating colors, stamps, and dies.  My project uses the Forever Greenery Suite.  There are photos of three different versions – the idea is the same but the papers and embellishments change on each one.  This morning I shared this on my weekly FB Live (June 22,2020) – here is the link if you’d like to watch me make the whole project – https://www.facebook.com/AtMonikasPlace/videos/359004241737185/

Forever Greenery Card Pouch – a 12×12 One A Sheet Wonder Project

This is basically a one sheet wonder project.  The pouch and the 3 cards use a full 12×12 sheet of Designer Series Paper.  Then add card bases, a few pieces of coordinating card stock, some ribbon and twine, and accent pieces – either die cuts or punches to finish the cards and the front of the pouch. See below for the supplies. Here is a map for the 12×12 cutting guide. 

Supply List

  • #154143 Forever Greenery Suite Collection
    • #154094 Forever Fern Bundle
    • #152716 Greenery Embossing Folders
    • #152493 Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper
    • #152474 Gold Hoops Embellishments
    • #152492 Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper
    • Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack
  • #140272 Thick Whisper White card stock
  • #115318 Soft Suede card stock
  • #146988 Soft Sea Foam card stock
  • #102584 Garden Green card stock
  • #147115 Soft Suede ink
  • #147102 Soft Sea Foam ink
  • #152393 Paper Trimmer
  • #107301 Whisper White Medium Envelopes
  • #102300 Bone Folder
  • #110755 Multipurpose Liquid glue
  • #104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • #144108 Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • #149653 Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (coming Sept. 1, 2020)

Here are a few more photos showing some other versions of each of the three cards.

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Some quick Easter/Spring projects

Hello to you!  I hope you are well, staying safe and staying busy.  This might be a great time to get some crafting done.  With Easter coming up quickly this weekend I thought I’d share a couple of projects that I made this week. You can see these projects on my Facebook Live from April 6, 2020 – you can watch that here – https://www.facebook.com/325026102188/videos/1368024350047514/

In past years we have had big family events for Easter – sometimes with 35 people at our house.  The past couple of years we haven’t done that and this year it will just be Greg and I.  I guess it will be just like any other day but I thought I’d make a couple of little treats for the table and I may take some to the neighbors and I’m making cards to send to our family.  So let me show you:

Easter Card

This idea came from the back of the Jan-June Mini catalog and I used stamp sets and dies that I already had on hand.  The bunnies are colored with Stampin’ Blends – Crumb Cake light and Petal Pink light.  The grass die cut was cut into two pieces and trimmed to fit inside the stitching on the Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die.  Then I glued them on top of each other and added the bunnies with dimensionals. If you want the grass to look more like grass you can trim off the cat tails but I didn’t want to take the time to do that.

Supply List

  • #149408 Wildly Happy stamp set
  • #151111 A Wish for Everything Bundle = stamp set + Word Wishes dies
  • #149546 Friendly Silhouettes dies
  • #151690 Stitched So Sweetly dies
  • #120953 Crumb Cake card stock
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #100702 Old Olive card stock
  • #146985 Petal Pink card stock
  • #132708 Memento Black ink pad
  • #146866 Petal Pink Light Stampin’ Blends
  • #144582 Crumb Cake Light Stampin’ Blends
  • #103579 Paper Snips

Bunny Treat

I saw this little bunny treat shared online and it is so quick an easy to make with strips of Designer Series Paper.  Wrap a hershey nugget or similar candy to go inside the bunny shape.  They would make cute little treats to put at the table on Sunday.  I’ve made some with the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper and with the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.

Supply List

  • #149100 Perennial Essence Designer Series paper
  • #102300 Bone Folder
  • #122334 Simply Scored Scoring Tool
  • #146912 Polka Tulle Ribbon
  • #110755 Multi Purpose Liquid Glue

Spring Umbrella Cone

I made a little umbrella cone project as an alternate idea for the March 2020 – No Matter the Weather Paper Pumpkin kit.  My original project used one of the envelopes to create the cone and then added candy and a tag using supplies from the kit.  I decided to make another one using regular supplies that I had on hand.  The Daisy punch can be used to make a bunny head and the balloon punch can be used to make eggs.  To create the cone – trace a plate on a piece of 6×6 Designer Series paper.

Supplies

  • #149615 6×6 Subtles Designer Series Paper
  • #103579 Paper Snips
  • #143713 Daisy Punch
  • #140609 Balloon Bouquet Punch
  • #143720 2-1/4″ Circle Punch
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #132708 Memento Black ink pad
  • #105118 So Saffron card stock
  • #151534 Timeless Tulips stamp set
  • #124262 Whisper White Baker’s Twine

My classes will be a little different for the time being.  At the end of March I tried a quick call to go – it was kind of a last minute thing.  I’m working on a class to go – or class by mail – not sure what to call it yet.  It will feature the new Ornate Garden Suite.  I’ll share more about that soon.

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Honey Bee Stampin’ Bingo

This past weekend I hosted a Honey Bee themed Stampin’ Bingo Event.  I was joined by 24 lovely ladies for a fun afternoon of stamping and bingo.  We had lots of different prizes, some cute make&takes, yummy snacks and fun catching up with old and new friends. On Monday I did a Facebook Live on my business page and showed how to make all the cards – you can watch that here – https://www.facebook.com/AtMonikasPlace/videos/2597103517176085/

If you haven’t liked my Facebook Business page yet – please hop over and do that and then be sure to catch me every Monday for a Live Stamping session.  I would love to have you join me.  Or you can go back and watch the replay later.  Now on to the projects I wanted to share. First here are some photos of the room and the set up on Sunday.

 

Everyone received a goody bag with some of the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper, a roll of Whisper White Seam Binding Ribbon, a Mango Melody Dark Stampin’ Blends, a sponge dauber, and dimensionals.  Plus the supplies to make the 4 cards.

Supply List download it here  – Honey Bee bingo 2020 supplies

I had some fun snacks for everyone – I found little lemon cakes that looked like bee hives and then bought sugar bees and “glued” them on with icing.  My friend Hilary made cookies and decorated them with bees, flowers, and honeycombs.  Everything was yummy!

As a thank you everyone received honey sticks with a mini honey dipper.

Congratulations to everyone that won a prize!

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2020 Seasonal Desktop Calendar

With the start of the new year it’s time to create a new desktop calendar.  I’ve been making this style of calendar for many years.  But this is the first year that I show you how to make it on a live video!  Last Monday I did a Facebook Live video that showed how I made the calendar and how it works.  You can see it here ===> https://www.facebook.com/AtMonikasPlace/videos/2975092499176998/

Below you will find photos, measurements, and a link to download the calendar strips.  Let me know if you make one.  In addition to the calendar I created 4 note cards that match each seasonal panel.  These use the same elements as the calendar – come back tomorrow to see those. 

Basic Measurements:

  • Calendar Base: Basic Black card stock – 7-1/2” x 8-1/2”, score at 4-1/4” (on the long side)
  • Stand: Basic Black card stock – 3-1/2” x 4-1/4”, score at 1-1/2”, 2-3/4” (on long side)
  • Designer Paper Panels: All are cut to 7-1/2” x 4”
  • Card Stock layers: All are cut to 7” x 2-1/2”
  • Calendar Strips: Print PDF and then trim each strip to 6-5/8” x 2-1/4” (you may need to adjust for your printer settings)
  • 2020 calendar strips <==== click to download the PDF of the 2020 Calendar strips

January-March Panel

  • Golden Honey Designer Specialty Paper (SAB)
  • Card stock layer is Basic Black
  • Detailed Bee Dies
  • Coastal Cabana card stock – honeycomb die
  • Gold Foil – large bee die
  • Basic Black card stock: ½” circle punch, Hexagon from the honeycomb die

April-June Panel

  • Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper
  • Card stock layer is Daffodil Delight
  • Timeless Tulips stamp set
  • Tulip Builder Punch
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Mossy Meadow ink
  • Daffodil Delight ink

July – September Panel

  • Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper
  • Card stock layer is Pretty Peacock
  • Timeless Tropical stamp set
  • In the Tropics dies
  • Old Olive card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Soft Suede ink
  • Daffodil Delight Light Stampin’ Blends
  • Cajun Craze Light Stampin’ Blends

October – December Panel

  • Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper
  • Card stock layer is Basic Black
  • Poppy Moments Dies
  • Old Olive card stock
  • Mossy Meadow card stock
  • Poppy Parade card stock
  • Basic Black card stock

I hope you like this project as much as I do.  It’s become an annual thing.  Be sure to come back tomorrow to see the notecards – this post was getting so long.

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Traditional Christmas Crackers 3 Styles

In the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog you may have noticed the beautiful traditional Christmas Cracker boxes on page 30 & 31.  These are made with the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I made some of these and then decided that I wanted a smaller version for an event that my team would be hosting this month.  Our event was this past Friday and was a success.  So I wanted to share my project with you.  I’m going to share with you both sizes today and a third variation.  On Monday, Nov. 18th I filmed a FB Live showing how to make all three and some little 3D ornaments.  You can see that video HERE.

So let’s start with the large size that’s shown in the catalog.  You’ll want to cut a piece of paper to 8-3/4″ x 9″ – so you will want to choose something that comes in 12×12 size for these large ones.  My photo uses the Brightly Gleaming Specialty paper and also the Christmastime is Here Specialty paper. On the short side (that’s the 8-3/4″ side) you will score at 1-3/4″, 3-1/2″, 5-1/4″, and 7″.  Then you will use the Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack to punch at every fold – push the punch all the way in from the side of the paper lining up the center of the punch on the fold.  Glue the end flaps together to make a 4 sided tube and then tie the ends shut with ribbon.

Supply List

  • #150429 Brightly Gleaming Specialty Paper
  • #150394 1/2″ Classic Weave Ribbon
  • #149590 3/8″ Denim Ribbon
  • #150647 Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack
  • #152154 Christmastime is Here Specialty Paper
  • #152156 Gold 1/4″ Shimmer Ribbon
  • #152392 Paper Trimmer

So now let me show you the smaller version that I made.  I wanted to make it out of a 6×6 piece of paper so that I could use the pretty Feels Like Frost Paper Specialty paper.  I ended up with a smaller three sided version.  These are a nice size for table favors – you could even add names and use them as place cards.  The silver ones would work for New Years or even a wedding.

I started with the 6×6 piece of Feels Like Frost Specialty paper. On one side you will score at 1-3/4″, 3-1/2″, and 5-1/4″.  Now turn to the other side and score at 1-1/4″ and 4-3/4″.  Then you will use the Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack to punch at every fold along the two score lines.  You’ll only slide the punch in a small amount.  Watch the video and you can see what I mean – also look at the photo below.  Glue the end flaps together so the small end is on the inside of the large end to make a 3 sided tube and then tie the ends shut with ribbon.

Supply List

  • #150444 Feels Like Frost Specialty Paper
  • #144213 3/8″ Silver Metallic-edge Ribbon
  • #150647 Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack
  • #152392 Paper Trimmer
  • #132178 Silver Foil
  • #124262 White Baker’s Twine
  • #150457 Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Then I wanted to make another version of this small one.  For this one I wanted to make one end flat so it would stand up.  You’ll do everything the same except on the second side score at 5-1/4″ instead of the 4-3/4″ and you won’t punch on that side.  Instead you will snip them and then trim the angles on each side.  The video will show you how. 

Don’t miss the Online Extravaganza Sale Happening right now – Nov. 20 – 22, 2019.  Check out my online store to see what’s on sale.

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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

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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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