Maui Achievers Blog Hop – Seasonal Note Cards

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.  A special thanks to my customers and team members for supporting me throughout the year.  Greg tells me all the time that he can’t believe the places we have been able to see because of Stampin’ Up! – now to achieve the next one……

Today I have a set of note cards to share with you.  I designed these to go along with a 2020 Desktop Seasonal Calendar that I shared on my blog yesterday.  If you’d like to see it and the FB live from these projects click here.

Seasonal Note Cards

  • Whisper White Note cards & Envelopes
  • Honey Bee stamp set
  • Detailed Bee Dies
  • Memento Black ink
  • Coastal Cabana card stock – honeycomb die
  • Gold Foil – large bee die
  • Basic Black card stock: ½” circle punch, Hexagon from the honeycomb die
  • Fine Tip Glue Pen
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

  • Whisper White Note cards & Envelopes
  • Timeless Tulips stamp set
  • Tulip Builder Punch
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Mossy Meadow ink
  • Daffodil Delight ink
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

  • Whisper White Note cards & Envelopes
  • 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
  • Stamipin’ Dimensionals
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 

  • Whisper White Note cards & Envelopes
  • Poppy Moments Dies
  • Old Olive card stock
  • Mossy Meadow card stock
  • Poppy Parade card stock
  • Basic Black card stock
  • Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper
  • Memento Black ink
  • Here’s a Card stamp set
  • Fine tip Glue pen
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

These are quick note cards that you can use all year long to say hello to someone special. Each one corresponds to one of the panels on my 2020 Seasonal Calendar.  I shared it in my blog post yesterday. 

 

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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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The 12 Cards of Christmas – Card 1

So Christmas came and went and I thought I was prepared for all the cards I wanted to mail out.  I was wrong.  This year I mailed out about 120 cards just before Christmas – short of the 170 on my list.  I told myself that I had to come up with a new system.  So I spent a while trying to figure out how to tackle making all my cards.  Normally I start creating Christmas cards late in the fall just before the holidays start.  I’ve never been a Christmas in July person.  But this year I’m trying something new – making Christmas cards all year long! 

Here is my plan: 

One day each month I’ll design, cut, stamp, and assemble a set of Christmas cards.  If I plan to make 12 cards (one design) each month, in December that would give me 144 cards.  Then I’ll add the normal cards from my classes leading up to the holidays.  So each month I’ll share my card and if you’d like to join me in this card challenge you can copy my card or create your own.  Let me know how many you are making.  Let’s start with January’s card.

This card I cased from another demonstrator – Ashley VanCamp.  I had saved her version and decided to tweak it for my 12 Cards of Christmas project.  I wanted to stick to current products.  And yes everything I used on this card is current – so if you don’t have it you can order it and make this card too.  I gathered up all my supplies, worked on all my pieces, and then sat and assembled everything – including stamping the inside of the card and a matching envelope. 

The front layer is Shimmery White card stock.  I started by using my Aqua-painter filled with water and getting the front wet.  Then came back with the Aqua-painter loaded with Balmy Blue ink and water colored the background.  To speed up the drying I used my heat tool.  I stamped Shaded Spruce trees from the Perfectly Plaid Stamp set.  Those were punched with the Pine Tree Punch and a vellum tree and a white tree.  Using the Word Wishes dies, I cut “Merry” out of Gold Foil.  Christmas comes from the A Wish For Everything stamp set – stamped on a scrap of white and I just cut straight around the word.  The card is finished with Linen Thread and Gold Metallic Pearls. You can order all the products that I used for this card in my online store – the supply list is below.

Supply List

  • #149418 Perfectly Plaid stamp set
  • #149521 Pine Tree Punch
  • #149320 A Wish For Everything stamp set (available as a bundle)
  • #149629 Word Wishes Dies (available as a bundle)
  • #146982 Balmy Blue card stock
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #101910 Shimmery White card stock
  • #101856 Vellum card stock
  • #132622 Gold Foil Sheets
  • #107301 Medium Whisper White envelopes
  • #147088 Shaded Spruce classic ink
  • #147168 Balmy Blue classic ink refill
  • #104199 Linen Thread
  • #146282 Metallic Pearls
  • #103954 Aqua Painter
  • #129053 Heat Tool
  • #104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • #144108 Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

So that’s Card 1 of the 12 Cards of Christmas Challenge.  Now to start thinking what I want to use for February. 

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Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop – Something for Everything

Welcome to the monthly A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop.  Every month a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators take the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit and create some alternate ideas.  Visit all the blogs to get lots of options for the components in each kit.  The kit we are featuring in this hop is the Something For Everything kit from Dec. 2019. We are a little later than normal because the kits shipped late, and took longer to arrive with all the holiday shipping going on.  Hopefully your kit has arrived by now. If you are one of my subscribers and need me to track  your kit please let me know.

The Something For Everything kit has a really nice stamp set filled with a whole bunch of greetings for every occasion.  The kit came with everything you need to complete 12 full sized cards.   A perfect set for getting a stack of cards prepared for the new year.  You could even complete the cards and wait to add the stamped labels as you have an occasion pop up.  Just store everything in your Paper Pumpkin box until you need a card.

Here is a look at the stamp set that was included and all the different options you have.  It’s why they called it Something for Everything – these cover all kinds of occasions.

For my idea I decided that the cards in the kit were very feminine and that I wanted to make some more masculine looking cards.  This month I also pulled out the pieces and did not look at the instruction sheet.  I thought I would just play with the pieces and not use the designed cards as a starting point. 

His & Hers Cards

The cards in the kit have a printed front and a solid color for the back, so for my cards I cut the original cards in half and trimmed each side to be 5-1/4″ x 4″ so I could use them as a layer on a plain Whisper White card base. This doubles the number of cards you can get from the kit just by adding a few supplies. I used a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker for some added doodling on a couple of the cards.  And a small circle punch to punch out from the leftover sheet of gold foil embellishments.  For each card base in the kit I created two cards – a his and hers version. 

Supply List

The additional supplies that I added to complete the Shaded Spruce cards:

  • Card stock – Thick Whisper White (card base)
  • Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (little dots in the center of small flowers, doodle around edge of card)
  • Whisper White Envelope (for the masculine card)

Supply List

The additional supplies that I added to complete the Terracotta Tile cards:

  • Card stock – Thick Whisper White (card base)
  • Whisper White Envelope (for the masculine card)

Supply List

The additional supplies that I added to complete the Crushed Curry cards:

  • Card stock – Thick Whisper White (card base)
  • Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (doodle around edge of card)
  • 1/2″ circle punch (to punch gold foil circles)
  • Whisper White Envelope (for the masculine card)

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

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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 January 2020 Kit is all about Love and it coordinates with the new Heart Punch Pack coming out in the new Mini Catalog.

Sign up by January 10th to get the January 2020 kit – go here

Thanks for visiting today.

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