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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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.

Be sure to register for upcoming classes – just click on Registration under the Events tab.

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Order online here – use hostess code FAARSWHU for April 2020.
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Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop – No Matter the Weather

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 – March 2020 – No Matter the Weather.  It’s our special 7th anniversary box with an extra free stamp set.

This kit seemed to be perfectly timed for what is happening in the world right now.  Not only is it a kit that came shipped direct to your house to provide a creative break, but the little cards and words seem to be just what we need right now.  Perfect as is for sending out to your family and friends.

I have just a couple of ideas to share today.  One is a note card and the other a tissue holder.  And make sure to watch the Paper Pumpkin FB Live from Stampin’ Up! – it’s slotted for April 1st on the Paper Pumpkin Facebook Page.

Brighter Days Note Card

The lined envelopes from the kit are so cute but they also make fun layers for a card.  I used one of them here and cut it with the Stitched So Sweetly dies to create a scalloped stitched layer for my note card.  To finish the card use some of the elements from the kit – the boots, circle, twine, and epoxy dots.   The free stamp set includes a stamp with boots and “filler” for the boots so I pulled out Calypso Coral ink to stamp matching boots on my envelope.  

Supply List

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

  • Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
  • Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • Calypso Coral ink pad

 

Brighter Days Tissue Holder

Since I used the envelope for my other card I was left with an extra card base.  I decided to turn it into a tissue holder by adding some score lines.  Right now a personal tissue pack seems to be something everyone needs.  For mine I scored it at 2 inches from the center fold to make the front of the packet, then 1″ for each side, and the back panel is also 2″.  Fold over the overlapping ends and glue. Then I just decorated with some kit elements.  I love the little epoxy rain drops – so cute!  This is just a quick alternate idea for you.

Supply List

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

  • Simply Scored Scoring Tool

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

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. 

The April kit is all about family.  And during these uncertain times we may be really needing to connect with family that we can’t physically see.  Sign up by the 10th – go here

Thanks for visiting today.

Be sure to register for upcoming classes – just click on Registration under the Events tab.

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Register for classes here
Order online here – use hostess code RTB2B6C2 for March 2020.
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Peaceful Poppies Retreat Cards

At the end of February I held my Spring Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat.  It was an amazing weekend full of crafting with a wonderful group of ladies.  The theme for the retreat was Peaceful Poppies – it is one of my favorite suites out of the Mini Catalog.  Pretty paper and some beautiful stamp sets and coordinating dies.  I wanted to share a couple of the cards we made.  I showed how to make these two cards and all our projects and pillow gifts from our retreat in a Facebook Live earlier this week – you can view that here if you would like.

This was our weekend gang!  Normally we try to get a group photo outside but we had a lot of rain that weekend and even some snow flurries! It was a cold rainy weekend of fun. So our photo is in the basement craft area – everyone crowded around my table.

Thank You Card

This is one of the cards that we made at the retreat.  Background stamping in tone on tone colors and a fun frame made out of the two label dies.  I used Stampin’ Blends to color the flower.  The yellow pops out against the Poppy Parade.

Supply List

  • Peaceful Moments Bundle (Peaceful Moments stamp set + Poppy Moments dies)
  • Painted Poppies Bundle (Painted Poppies stamp set + Painted Labels dies)
  • Thick Whisper White card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Poppy Parade card stock
  • Mossy Meadow card stock
  • Basic Black card stock
  • Poppy Parade ink
  • Memento Black ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Daffodil Delight Combo
  • Linen Thread
  • Basic Rhinestones

Happy Birthday Card

Here is one of the cards that we made. It uses the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series paper for a base layer, and the small layer and for the base of the flower.  The peek-thru die cut flowers in each corner of the white layer.  For the label that I stamped Happy Birthday on I used a trick to make it smaller – cut the label once, then reposition the die on it to create a shorter label.  You can see how if you watch my video.

Supply List

  • Peaceful Moments Bundle (Peaceful Moments stamp set + Poppy Moments dies)
  • Painted Poppies Bundle (Painted Poppies stamp set + Painted Labels dies)
  • Painted Poppies Designer Series Paper
  • Thick Whisper White card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Poppy Parade card stock
  • Mossy Meadow card stock
  • Basic Black card stock
  • Mossy Meadow ink
  • Memento Black ink
  • Linen Thread
  • Basic Rhinestones

We had a whole bunch of projects that we made including two home decor projects.  Some sweet pillow gifts.  Yummy snacks and food.  And a tons of fun.  I can’t wait to host another one in the fall.

Be sure to register for upcoming classes – just click on Registration under the Events tab.

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Register for classes here
Order online here – use hostess code RTB2B6C2 for March 2020.
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Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop – Lovely Day

Hello Stampin’ 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 – February 2020 Lovely Day.

This fun and elegant celebration kit is our first one ever to coordinate with a Sale-A-Bration item from the biggest Stampin’ Up! Promotion of the year.  The February 2020 Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin kit was designed to coordinate with the Happy Birthday to You stamp set.  You can redeem this set for Free with a qualify order during Sale-A-Bration.  Place a $50+ order and pick up some coordinating card stock, dies or adhesive and get the Happy Birthday to You set for Free to create even more ideas with this kit.  

 

Candle Celebration

I took a very different twist for my alternate idea.  Using the stamp image of the cake layers I turned them on their side to make candles. Color each stripe with a different color by using Stampin’ Write Markers.  The colors I used are – Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, and Gorgeous Grape.  Its my ROYGBIV rainbow of colors – but you could choose whatever color suits your theme. To create the flame just tap down the brush tip on the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker.  Use the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Maker to outline all the candles and add doodle designs on each one.

The Celebrate image was stamped over and over again on a panel of Whisper White card stock to create a background.  And Birthday Wishes was stamped on a strip of Daffodil Delight and just cut out.  I finished the card by adding some of the Peaceful Poppies Sequins. Really I added these to cover up a spot that I accidentally made on the card! 

Supply List

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

  • Card stock – Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight scrap
  • Stampin’ Write Markers – Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apply Green, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black
  • Black Memento Ink
  • Daffodil Delight ink (or use the marker)
  • Peaceful Poppies Sequins
  • Stitched So Sweetly dies
  • Paper Snips

I’ll be doing a a Facebook Live showing this card along with a couple of other alternate ideas next week.  I hope you like this out of the box take on this kit – well the stamp set is really all I used. 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. 

In March we celebrate 7 YEARS of Paper Pumpkin!  Every kit will have an extra FREE stamp set in it – that’s two stamp sets next month.  Sign up by the 10th – go here

Thanks for visiting today.

Be sure to register for upcoming classes – just click on Registration under the Events tab.

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Register for classes here
Order online here – use hostess code H2YH3KUN for February 2019.
Join my PAWS team here