Last Chance

It’s the Last Chance to order from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog.  Items on the Last Chance lists will be gone at the end of Tuesday, June 2, 2020.  If you still have something one your gotta have list get it now. 

May Quick & Cute Cards Online

On Sunday afternoon I had an online class showing some last chance items and I thought I’d post real quick the cards I made.  If you want to see the videos and project supplies, etc. you’ll want to join the FB group that the class was held in – At Monika’s Place: May Quick & Cute Cards Online.

Card 1 – Stitched All Around

This first card idea came from my friend Cindy – I loved how the background is made with Stampin’ Blends.  You may see the Stampin’ Blends on the Last Chance list but they will be in the new catalog.  Going forward they will be offered in combo packs only – so you get the light and dark Blends for a color together.  The Stitched All Around stamp set and the Stitched Labels dies are both retiring.  And so is the Whisper White Baker’s Twine – why did they do that?  It is a staple in my craft room.

Card 2 – Birthday Backgrounds

This card idea is from my friend Melody.  It uses some great birthday sets that are retiring – Birthday  Backgrounds and Perennial Birthday.  The color palette is from the Glitter Enamel Dots which are also on the retirement list.  And the White Baker’s Twine – I’m so sad.

Card 3 – Mosaic Vases

These fun cards use the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series paper.  It has a fun mosaic tile design with shiny embossed accents.  The paper is retiring and so are the Hand Lettered Prose dies that I used to cut out the THANKS.  The Flower Faceted Gems are retiring too – they match perfectly to the Mosaic paper.  The stamp set I used is Varied Vases which unfortunately is sold out already.  But the Vibrant Vases could also be used.  The Vase Builder punch will be in the new catalog.

Card 4 – Magnolia Memories & More card

And this quick card uses the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack and the Cards & Envelopes that coordinate.  No stamping on this one.  Really quick to put something together with the Memories & More products.

Look in the online store to see which items are still available off the Last Chance List – items are selling out every day.

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Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop – A Kit In Color

Hello my crafty 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. We are a group of demonstrators sharing our ideas using this months kit – just in case you need some added inspiration.  This month our kit is – A Kit In Color.

This month’s kit is bright and cheerful and perfect for sending out cards right now.  Plus you get an early peek at four of the five limited edition Stampin’ Up! In Colors for 2020-2022!  Even the ink spot in the box is one of our new In Colors and Paper Pumpkin subscribers were the first to get their hands on it. 

For my first idea I took the components  for one set of cards from the kit and mixed up the pieces to create three different cards.  My second idea uses the stamp set and some card stock featuring the new In Colors.  If you want to see me make all these cards be sure to watch my Facebook Live video from May 25th – watch it here.

3 More Cards from the kit contents

I changed the orientation of each card base and then combined the pieces in a different way to create three more cards.  So if you don’t want to make all the cards exactly the same this would give you some variety without adding any additional supplies to this month’s kit.

Here you can see all 6 cards – the 3 original cards and then my 3 alternate card ideas.  The May kit includes enough supplies to make four of each card design so if you prefer you could make two sets of these 6 cards instead.

Supply List

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

  • I only used supplies from the kit

 

Rainbow Circle Card

For my second project I made a card using the color scheme and stamps from the kit.  I was also able to use one of the epoxy stickers and some twine to finish the card.  But if you didn’t have those left from this kit grab something similar from your craft supplies. The circles of card stock are cut with the Layering Circle Dies. 

Use the Butterfly Duet punch to punch from the center of the large vellum piece (you’ll be covering it on your cards) or from a scrap of vellum in your craft room.  The words You’re amazing were stamped on a scrap of Whisper White card stock and then fussy cut around them.  One tip is that I added the left side to my layer of circles with liquid glue and the right side with a double stack of dimensionals.  That kept everything on the same level.  The 5 layers of card stock in the circle are about the same as one dimensional width.  I hope that makes sense. 

 

Supply List

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

  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #140272 Thick Whisper White card stock
  • #153080 Magenta Madness card stock (coming June 3rd)
  • #153079 Just Jade card stock (coming June 3rd)
  • #150881 Purple Posy card stock
  • #153081 Misty Moonlight card stock (coming June 3rd)
  • #148523 Butterfly Duet punch
  • #151770 Layering Circle dies
  • #110755 Multi Purpose Liquid Glue
  • #144107 Take Your Pick Tool
  • #103579 Paper Snips

I hope you liked these alternate ideas 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.

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

Don’t miss the special Share Sunshine June Kit – inspired by Stampin’ Up! CEO Sara Douglass.  Sign up by the 10th – go here

Thanks for visiting today.

And don’t forget the LAST CHANCE LIST!  Our catalogs are ending on June 2nd and many products will be retiring/  Don’t miss your favorites. 

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Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop – My Wonderful Family

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 – My Wonderful Family. It has a beautiful stamp sets and some fun fold cards.

Honor and celebrate YOUR wonderful family with the My Wonderful Family Paper Pumpkin Kit! During this time when so many of us are unable to physically be with our families, sending them our love has never been more important. In April’s thoughtful kit, you’ll find dainty die cuts of lovely leaves, bright butterflies, bluebirds, and other springtime staples you can use to decorate the coordinating tri-fold cards and envelopes. When combined with sentimental stamped phrases and small accents and embellishments, these simply beautiful cards are sure to add a little sunshine to your loved ones’ days.

I my first idea was to create a framed piece with a family photo.  And let me say I LOVE how this turned out.  It will be on the mantel in the family room.  This virus has totally cancelled all our travel plans and that means we won’t get to see our boys in person.  Today we should be in Korea visiting our middle son who moved there last September.  But our trip was cancelled.  I’m not sure when we will actually get to see him in person.  And then on Tuesday we found out that Stampin’ Up! was moving our incentive trip to Hawaii that was slated for July and included a side trip to visit our oldest son who lives in Seattle.  So not sure when we will see him either.  But this project makes me happy.

Family Frame

I used the tree card and cut it apart to create the framed piece.  The frame is 5×7 and I added a piece of Early Espresso card stock in the background. The dark green strip from the card was cut in half so that it would extend across the entire bottom of the framed piece.  The rest of the elements are from the kit.  I added a photo of our family – it’s old and fortunately my top matches!

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Early Espresso
  • frame
  • photo

Here for you Card

My next project is just a quick card mainly using the stamp set and some of the extra elements from the kit.  I’ve read comments that some people didn’t need cards for family so I thought this one was perfect for anyone.  The leaves on the tree are stamped multiple times both full strength and stamped off.  The grass is just the edge of the leaves stamped over and over to look like the ground.  To create the yellow twine I used Whisper White Baker’s Twine and colored it with a So Saffron Dark Stampin’ Blends marker. 

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – So Saffron, Whisper White
  • Ink – Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • So Saffron Dark Stampin’ Blends

I hope you liked these alternate ideas 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. 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. 

Well Paper Pumpkin set a record and has actually sold out of the subscriptions for the May kit.  If you join now your first kit will be June 2020.  But here is a look at the May kit – it’s going to be a fun one.  If you have a subscription already verify that your address, and credit card information are both current so you don’t miss out.  Sign up by the 10th – go here

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April Ornate Garden ToGo Class

April Ornate Garden ToGo Class

Since I can’t have in person classes right now I am offering a class kit ToGo this month featuring the brand new Ornate Garden Suite.
I’ve designed the cards so that you could easily use another stamp set in your collection but I’ll provide a list of items you will need to complete the cards exactly as I did. See below.

Class Kit ToGo options

Kits will includes supplies to make the 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs), along with the tutorial and a video plus a surprise from me. All the cut card stock, paper, envelopes, ribbon, gems and die cut, embossed and punched pieces will be included. You will need to stamp, color and assemble.

Class Kit – Porch Pickup $15 (if you are local to me)
Class Kit – By Mail option $20
Class Kit – free with orders over $40 (use host code)
Register by April 24th. Register Here ==> https://atmonikasplace.com/event-registration/
Kits will be mailed the following week and you’ll receive an email with the tutorial and video link.

I’ll add a post in the event with the flyer for the Ornate Garden Suite and a link to the Facebook Live video from 4/13/2020 where I showed the whole suite along with some additional cards.

Additional supplies you need to complete cards exactly as I did. Or substitute with items in your collection:
#149471 Ornate Thanks stamp set
#152572 Ornate Style stamp set
#148618 Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set
#147114 Early Espresso ink pad
#144597 Old Olive Stampin’ Blends combo
#146875 Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends dark
#149557 So Saffron Stampin’ Blends combo
Adhesive of your choice

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Ornate Garden ToGo Class

Hello my friends!  I hope that you are well.  My family is all good right now.  But as you all know I can’t hold in person classes so I’m trying out ToGo classes.  I may need to come up with a different name but that is what I’m going with right now.  And for April I have a class using the brand new Ornate Garden Suite!  It’s a beautiful suite of products that is an early release from our upcoming Stampin’ Up! catalog.  The new catalog starts in June but these products are available now.  

I’ve designed the cards so that you could easily use another stamp set in your collection but I’ll provide a list of items you will need to complete the cards exactly as I did. See below for the additional supplies you will need to complete the cards exactly as I did.

Class Kit ToGo options

Kits will includes supplies to make the 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs), along with the tutorial and a video.  I’m also planning a surprise bonus project. All the cut card stock, paper, envelopes, ribbon, gems and die cut, embossed and punched pieces will be included. You will need to stamp, color and assemble.

Porch Pickup Class Kit option $15 (if you are local to me)
By Mail Class Kit option $20
Free Class Kit – free kit with orders over $40 (use host code –FAARSWHU )

Register by April 24th. Register Here ==> https://atmonikasplace.com/event-registration/
Kits will be mailed the following week and you’ll receive an email with the tutorial and video link.

Supply List

Additional supplies you need to complete cards exactly as I did. Or substitute with items you already have.

  • #149471 Ornate Thanks stamp set
  • #152572 Ornate Style stamp set
  • #148618 Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set
  • #147114 Early Espresso ink pad
  • #144597 Old Olive Stampin’ Blends combo
  • #146875 Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends dark
  • #149557 So Saffron Stampin’ Blends combo
  • Adhesive of your choice

Here is a look at the complete Ornate Garden Suite – click on the image to enlarge it:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let me know if you have questions.  Hopefully my plan all works out!

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