Alternate Paper Pumpkin Ideas

I had a fun Hand’s On stamping class this month showing alternate ideas with the past Paper Pumpkin kits.  The stamps are lots of fun and only part of the Paper Pumpkin kits you won’t find them in the regular catalog.   So we went “out of the box”  and made some new projects with all the fun stamps. I’ll be sharing the ideas I came up with over the next few days.  Here is the first one –


Can you guess which past Paper Pumpkin kit I’m using here?

It’s a recent one – the In the Bag kit from February 2014.  There were two great circle stamp images in the kit and I used the polka dot image on this card.  I stamped on Whisper White card stock in the five different colors (Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, and Pacific Point) and then punched each one out with the 1″ circle punch.  The left over pieces were rather fun looking and I have something planned for those too!

Here are some more details on this card:

  • On a Whisper White card stock layer I put it on my Simply Scored board and scored two lines.
  • Then glued on my punched circles above the lines. I started by placing the two outside circles, then centered the one in the middle and then filled in with the other two – this was so they would be spread out evenly.
  • Stamp a greeting in Jet Black StazOn ink – I used “thanks” from the Another Thank You photopolymer stamp set.
  • Place the layer back on the Simply Scored board to score two more lines where the greeting is stamped – but don’t score through the greeting.  What I did was score with the greeting facing up – this indents the paper – then turned it over and score exactly on those same lines – so it would be raised on the front.
  • Layer the white on a Daffodil Delight Card Stock base.
  • Add a bow tied in the Basic Black Taffeta ribbon with a glue dot.


I hope you like this alternate idea for the In the Bag stamp set from the February 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit.  If you would like to join and be a member – just CLICK HERE – join before March 31, 2014 and you will get a free set of In-color Stampin’ Write markers.

Have a great day!



24 Hour Sale November 20, 2013

I don’t want you to miss this sale – get your Holiday Shopping done early – for your crafty friends or yourself – or give your special Santa your wish list and send them to my Stampin’ Store today.  Today only – 24 Hour Sale at Stampin’ Up! – these three items are on sale for today only.  Along with lots of other items that are on sale today through Dec. 2nd.  So today is the day to order and combine all these deals – the 24 hour specials, the Holiday sale, the Weekly Specials and if you are a digital crafter you can add on the My Digital Studio sale items too.

24 Hour Sale Items –

trimmerStampin’ Trimmer

A cutting and scoring tool made with crafters in mind!
* Cutting and scoring. Full 12″ cut or score.
*Keep scoring and cutting blades on the track at the same time. 

1 cutting and 1 scoring blades.
* Measuring. Extended 6-1/4″ base. Extend ruler to 15-1/2″.
* Storing. Compartment under base to store blades, scoring stylus, more!

Sale Price: $20.97    (Catalog Price: $29.95)

markersMany Marvelous Markers

All 38 colors in our color collections (except Whisper White and Very Vanilla) in one sturdy case (shown right). Extra space for In Color markers.
* Dual tipped markers: .5 mm fine point and flexible brush
* Set of 38, packaged in rigid plastic case with handle
* Odorless, water-based dye ink
* Coordinate with Classic Stampin’ Pads and exclusive Stampin’ Up! Card stock

Sale Price: $76.97      (Catalog Price: $109.95)

diagonal plateSimply Scored Diagonal Plate

The Simply Scored Diagonal Plate is perfect for quickly creating handcrafted envelopes, boxes, and more–including your own unique score designs!

* Sits on top of the Simply Scored base
* Held securely in place by rubber pads on the back of the plate
* Has etched grooves every 1/8″
* Can score any size card stock up to 12″ x 12″

Sale Price: $8.37      (Catalog Price: $11.95)

See the full list of items included in the Holiday Sale and the Weekly Deals – visit my online store or download and print the Holiday_Sale_Flyer_US.

Happy Shopping!


Daydream Medallions Card & Envelope

The Day Dreams Medallions stamp set coordinates perfectly with the Floral Frames Framelits and makes this card easy to create.

day-dream-medallionsI saw this card in the Stampin’ Up! catalog and wanted to create a version of it.  It is hard to see in the photo but the card front is actually a window – cut with the framelit.  And the flowers are stamped and layered on the inside of the card front.  In order to accommodate the large image the card is a square 5″ x 5″ card.  Since our regular envelopes don’t fit I created my own envelope using a piece of Designer Paper and my Simply Scored and Diagonal plate.


I know you’ll want to know a little more about making the envelope so here are some measurements for you.

  • The card is 5×5 finished size.
  • The Designer Paper is cut to a 8″ x 8″ square.
  • use the Simply Scored with the Diagonal Plate – place the paper in the corner and score on all four sides diagonally at 3-3/4″.
  • square-enve-templateOn each side the score lines will overlap and form a small triangle – cut those away.
  • Then fold on the score lines.
  • dsp-square-enveFold in two opposite sides.  And some adhesive to the bottom triangle and fold it up to create the envelope.
  • Slide in your card.
  • You can make the top flap sticky by applying Multipurpose Liquid Glue and let it dry completely- this forms a repositionable adhesive on the flap.  The Two-Way glue pen works the same way.

Have a great day!


Bloomin’ Marvelous one more time

Sale-A-Bration is coming to and so quickly!  I haven’t even shared all the things I have made using these stamp sets.  Here is another idea for you using the Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set.


I know I got this idea from somewhere – but can’t seem to find it now – I checked my Pinterest boards but don’t see it on there.   So if you know where I saw this let me know.  I know I made some changes but the card idea and I’m pretty sure the stamp set was the same.

I’m not sure you can tell in the first photo – you can probably tell better in this one but the front of the card has 1″ cut off of it and the Designer Paper is glued to the inside of the card and peeks through to the front.  The 1″ strip that I cut off was used to stamp the butterflies that are punched out and added to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


Here are a few more details for you:

  • Card base is Naturals White
  • Designer Paper is Tea for Two from the Spring catalog
  • Near the fold I did some embossing with the Simply Scored Borders plate
  • colors are Calypso Coral, Marina Mist and Wild Wasabi and Early Espresso for the words
  • Pearls in the centers of the flowers

And a quick bird update – the Bluebirds are right on schedule – egg #4 came today –


Bluebirds lay 4-5 eggs so we’ll see if she adds one more tomorrow or if she is done.  It is supposed to get cold here – we have had nice spring weather and we could get some snow flurries Thursday or Friday – I hope she keeps those eggs warm.  I feel like these are really early this year.  Let me go see when they were doing this last year.  So I wend back and check my blog posts from last spring and on March 18th I was posting about the Chickadees and Bluebirds fighting over the same house.  Perhaps the Bluebirds didn’t want that problem this time (they lost out last year) and started earlier to beat them.  I guess I’ll have to wait and see where the chickadees go – no nests in the other houses yet.

Have a great day!


Let’s Sale-A-Brate and Create with Patterned Occasions

The Patterned Occasions set is another Sale-A-Bration set with a bunch of versatile images. My favorite image is the little elephant but another fun one is the band-aid.  And that is what I focused on for this week’s color challenge at Create with Connie & Mary.   I needed a get well card and decided to use the band-aid image and combine with the colors for this week’s challenge.  And now this week I think I need a get well card for myself I’m trying really hard to fight away a cold or something that is trying to come in and take me over – I don’t need that so just go away. I’m so ready for Spring to be here – enough cold and rain.  We don’t get snow we just get cold rain with some occasional ice – snow would be better – at least then everything is pretty.

By the way have you joined the Create with Connie & Mary Spring 2013 Online class?  They are show-casing items from the Stampin’ Up! Spring catalog plus Sale-A-Bration!  Lots of great ideas and its not too late to join.

Here are the colors this week – Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Basic Grey.  Very popular right now is the yellow and gray combination and I think the splash of bright pink really makes these colors pop.  Some of the combinations I’m not crazy about but this one I do like.

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The card inspiration came from an idea I saw somewhere while poking around on the internet.  Here are some details on this card –

  • card base is Daffodil Delight – it’s a bit hard to see but the base is embossed using the new Simply Scored Borders Plate – there are two sets of double scallops.
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  • A Basic Gray layer with a piece of Designer Paper from Sunshine & Sprinkles pack in the Spring Catalog.
  • I stamped the Band-Aid image from the Patterned Occasions set three times on Whisper White card stock – once in Daffodil Delight, once in Basic Gray and once in Melon Mambo – and cut out the band-aids and the words from the Gray one (just cut a tiny banner).
  • The band-aids are added with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The words are glued flat and then I added a cute little clip from the Elements Cute Clips – the heart and it is tied with a piece of the Melon Mambo Striped Organdy ribbon – those are also in the Stampin’ Up! Spring catalog.
  • I thought it turned out really cute and the colors made it bright and cheery.

Visit the Create with Connie & Mary site to see the creations from the rest of the design team and to submit your own creation for this new challenge.  Plus don’t forget to check out the 2013 Spring class going on right now!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Patterned Occasions (SAB)
  • Ink: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Basic Gray
  • Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series paper,  Elements Cute Clips, Melon Mambo 3/8″ Striped Organdy Ribbon (all from the Spring Catalog) , Stampin’ Dimensionals.