Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop – I’ll Bee Yours

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 – I’ll Bee Yours. A fun Love filled kit that can be used for Valentine’s Day or other Love filled celebrations.  I plan to use mine for a monthly gathering with some of my neighbors in February.  I plan to focus on friendship.  But I’ve also been creating some cards with the contents of the kit.  And that is what I’ll be sharing with you today.

This month the Paper Pumpkin kit was filled with mini treat bags and mini cards – perfect for little treats for someone special.  I am using a portion of mine for table treats when I have my neighbors over but the rest I’m using to make cards that I can mail out. 

I made several different cards with this kit.  One was actually featured in the Paper Pumpkin FB page blog post this month.  That was exciting!  But here are a couple of other ideas that I came up with.

Valentine’s Card Alternate

For this card I wanted to use the little treat bag with the embossed flowers as a layer on my card.  So I decided to cut open each side of the bag so I could open it up flat and cut out the flower design that wraps around from front to back.  I used the Stitched So Sweetly dies to cut out the cute stitched scallop rectangle.  To match the Highland Heather Heart that I planned to use, I cut the larger scallop rectangle out of Highland Heather card stock.  I glue these together.  To cover up the fold from the bottom of the bag, use the Whisper White Baker’s Twine from the kit and wrap around and tie in a knot.  The tag was shortened and stamped with Happy Valentine’s Day and then tie the bow.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the heart over the twine.  Put the whole piece on a Whisper White card base. 

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Thick Whisper White, Highland Heather
  • Stitched So Sweetly Dies

 

Money Holder Card Alternate

For this second idea, I used the little mini card and envelope.  To make a slightly larger card, I pulled out one of the Whisper White Note cards & envelopes.  From my Paper Pumpkin Kit I took the mini card and cut off the front.  I stamped the large floral background in the center and then add the scallop border on all four sides.  In order to keep the square shape of the card I trimmed the note card down to be a 3-1/2″ square – it will still fit in the same envelope.  This allowed me to glue the mini envelope from the kit to the inside of the card – and that is where you can add some money or another little surprise.  It’s a little too small for a gift card, but as another option leave the note card regular size and attach the envelope so the flap stays open and just creates a pocket – then you could use it for a gift card.

Supply List

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

  • Whisper White Note Card & Envelope
  • Trimmer

 

Thank You Card

Here is a look at the card from the Paper Pumpkin post.  For this one I used the Heart Pack Punch that coordinates with this month’s kit.  You can find the punch pack in the Jan-June Mini Catalog.  I punched the front and back of one of the Mini cards.  I positioned a smaller die-cut heart over the words on the stamped heart so that I could make this a thank you card.  The little flowers are stamped multiple times from one inking to give different shades of color. 

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. 

For February the Paper Pumpkin kit is going to coordinate with the Happy Birthday to You stamp set that is part of the Sale-A-Bration Promotion.  You can earn that stamp set free.  Here is one way to do it.  On Feb. 4th (our new Coordination Product offering starts that day) order a 1-month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription Code and the Birthday Dies (these also coordinate with the Happy Birthday to You stamp set) and one other small item – like Baker’s Twine or Stampin’ Dimensionals – that will get you over the $50 you need to get the Happy Birthday stamp set free. Then Sign up for Paper Pumpkin and redeem your Prepaid Code by the 10th – go here.  If you are already a subscriber you just need to add the Prepaid Code and it will use that.  Then once everything arrives in February you will have a whole bunch of coordinated products to make some Lovely cards for birthdays and celebrations.

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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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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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