my paper pumpkin

March Paper Pumpkin Kit

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Look what I got in the mail today! The March Paper Pumpkin kit! It is a very cute victorian style kit!

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I just want to show you how the kit comes. It is packaged very nicely and is like getting a gift box in the mail! As a matter of fact, this kit would make a great gift. The stamp set is darling and can be used again and again, it can be used for Mothers Day or a birthday.

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It comes with everything you need to complete the eight cards. They included a gift this time in honor of My Paper Pumpkins 5th anniversary.

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My Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription program that you have complete control over. You can skip a month or two or three if you want! Just log in to your account by the 10th of the month to skip that months kit, you will not be billed of course. You can cancel anytime. You can also just select pre-paid subscriptions for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months. More info on this option is found here.

 

Above is a video on how to put this kit together. Of course you can come up with alternative ways to make the projects too!

Here is a link to sign up for My Paper Pumpkin monthly subscription program!

Don’t forget my monthly Host Code offer for March! 

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FREE Old Olive Combo pack Stampin’Blend Alcohol Markers valued at $9.00. Enter the above host code in your online order of $75 or more.  Offer ends March 30! More information on this offer can be found here.

Don’t forget Sale-a-bration ends March 31! Earn FREE stamps and accessories with each $50 in purchases!

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Happy Papercrafting,

Shelly

3-D projects, birthday, Masculine Cards

Truly Tailored Masculine Card and Treat Holder

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Here is a birthday card and treat for the true gentleman in your life! My projects are made with the stamps and accessories in the True Gentleman Suite of products found on page 44 of the Occasions Catalog.

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The card is made with Chocolate Chip Cardstock as the base of the card. I adhered the Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon to the card with Tear and Tape adhesive. I added some Night of Navy Enameled circle shapes to the focal point of the card.

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I finished off the inside of the card with a Very Vanilla cardstock panel and stamped the birthday wish with Night of Navy Stampin’Pad. I also stamped a couple of elements that came in the stamp set above and below the sentiment. I added a strip of the True Gentlemen DSP to the bottom of the Very Vanilla panel just to pull it all together.

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This is a fun treat holder to make! It uses the 2 ” x  8″ cellophane bags that are in the Annual Stampin’Up! Catalog. The candy is Hershey Nuggets that I wrapped with the True Gentleman DSP just cut the paper to 1″ x 3 1/4″ and adhere with a glue dot. The tray in the treat holder is 2″ x 5″ and each long side is scored at a little less that 1/4″ on each side. I used Night of Navy Cardstock for the tray.

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The tag is punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch after stamping with an image from the Truly Tailored Stamp set. The punch and the stamp set are sold as a bundle for a savings of 10%! It is called the Truly Tailored Bundle.

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I hope you all like my card and treat holder and it inspires you to CREATE!

Don’t forget Sale-a-bration ends March 31! Earn FREE stamps and accessories with each $50 in purchases!

Don’t forget my Host Code offer for March! Enter the host code below in the host code box in your online order of $75 (before shipping and tax) or more, click here for more information on this offer.

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Special Offer: FREE Old Olive Combo pack Stampin’Blend Alcohol Markers valued at $9.00. Enter the above host code in your online order of $75 or more.  Offer ends March 30!

Happy Papercrafting,

Shelly

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birthday, friendship cards

Party Pandas Sale-a-bration Cards

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I just can’t get enough of this stamp set! This stamp set is called Party Pandas and it is FREE with a $50 purchase. I love the simplicity and the easy design options! This set is easy to work with it just took a few minutes to create these cards.

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Isn’t he cute! I just used black and white designer series paper and added a splash of red. I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits for the Whisper White oval panel and the Layering Oval Framelits for the scalloped oval.

Here is another idea

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I punched the balloon out with the Balloon Bouquet Punch using Red Glimmer Paper. Black and White is so striking and so simple!

Be sure to take advantage of the Sale-a-bration promotion! It is Stampin’Up!’s best promotion of the year! You can see the products that you can earn FREE here.

I hope you all like my cards and they inspire you to CREATE!

Happy Papercrafting,

Shelly

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Don’t forget my Host Code Special Offer

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 FREE Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’Blend Alcohol Marker from me. Enter the above host code in your online order of $75 or more.  Offer ends February 28. More information on this promotion can be found here.

Your purchase would also qualify you for a FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set or accessory.

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birthday

Another Wild About Flowers Card and Sale-a-bration 2nd Release

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I am still making cards for a friend and thought I would show you one that I made for her. I am using retired Designer Series Paper in this sample but you could easily substitute with current paper Stampin’Up! offers. I will post a recommendation in my supply list.

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I just love the Layering Circle Thinlits, they come with scalloped edge and regular edge framelits. I used Gold Foil cardstock for the scallop edge layer. I added a little gold heart to the Whisper White panel from the Metallic Enamel Shapes collection.

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The cardstock color is Rose Red but just coordinate the color with the color in the DSP you decide to use. That is what is great about Stampin’Up! everything is color coordinated for you. The Stampin’Pad for the flower is also Rose Red. I cut the Rose Red banner that goes down the center of the card with the Triple Banner Punch. I made the banner that happy birthday is stamped on using paper snips to cut the ends into a banner shape. This banner size was too small for the Triple Banner Punch.

Here are the sizes for the Triple Banner Punch

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I think this card would be beautiful with the Berry Burst Stampin’Pad and cardstock. I just didn’t happen to have that color but it is my top pick for you guys if you want to make this card. Just use the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack (pictured below) for the Designer Series Paper.

Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack

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Isn’t the Berry Burst color beautiful! This is the cardstock pictured above. This is from the 2017-19 Incolor collection and you can buy an assortment pack of cardstock as well as the single color pack.

NEW SALE-A-BRATION PRODUCTS AVAILABLE NOW

Stampin’Up! has released some new yummy products for Sale-a-bration! Remember Sale-a-bration ends March 31!

Here is what is new for this promotion

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Item #147505 Clear mount and Item #147504 Wood mount

This is the Blooming Basket Bundle that is FREE with a $100 (before shipping and tax) order. This one is my favorite pick!

Eclectic Expressions Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Eclectic Expressions Clear mount #147338 Wood Mount #147335 FREE with a $50(before shipping and tax) purchase.

springtime foils specialty paper

Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper FREE with a $50 (before shipping and tax) purchase. Item #147193

I hope you all liked my card idea and it inspires you to CREATE!

Happy Papercrafting,

Shelly

Don’t forget my February Host Code Offer

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 FREE Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’Blend Alcohol Marker. Enter the above host code in your online order of $75 or more.  Offer ends February 28 More information on this offer can be found here.

Click here to shop Stampin’Up! online 24-7!

 

 

 

friendship cards

New Host Code and Bubble Over Celebration Card

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Here is a happy card for you! It is certainly bright and cheery, perfect for a celebration! You could use this for a birthday or for a retirement card or perhaps a job promotion!

This card is made with the  Bubble Over Bundle of products from the Stampin’Up! Occasions Catalog.

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I like the details of this card, like the oval shapes behind the bottle. The little dashes around the edge really add a lot. I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits for the white oval and the Layering Ovals Framelits for the scalloped oval.  I added bubbles to the card using sequins and the Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes from the Occasions Catalog. The Epoxy Shapes include circle and teardrop or raindrop shapes.

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Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes # 145632

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I hope you like my card, I sure enjoyed making it!

It is time for a new Monthly Host Code Special Offfer

Happy Papercrafting,

Shelly

The new February Host Code is VAFAUYF4

Spend $75 (before shipping and tax) and enter the above code in the Host code box on the bottom left corner of the order page (don’t forget to click apply) and I will send you a FREE Light Daffodil Yellow Stampin’Blend Alcohol Marker! This offer expires February 28! More info on how this monthly offer works can be found here.

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birthday, Cards

Bubble Over Bundle

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This is a colorful card isn’t it? So bright and kinda sassy! This card is made with the new Bubble Over Bundle from the Stampin’Up! Occasions Catalog. The bundle includes the Bubble Over Photopolymer Stamp set and the Bottles and Bubbles Framelits Dies.  You save 10% when you buy the bundle but you can purchase them individually.

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Don’t you just love the details in this bundle? There is a framelit to cut the bottle tops out! I used silver foil cardstock for the bottle tops. I used the Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes, also sold in the Occasions Catalog, to accent the small bubbles. I used some sequins to enhance the larger bubbles. I am often inspired by other stampers and the inspiration for this card from Vicky Wright’s card, she is a Stampin’Up Demonstrator in Australia.

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The Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Paper is FREE with a $50 (before shipping and tax) purchase because it is a Sale-a-bration offering.

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Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Paper #147244 Images copyright Stampin’Up!

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Bubble Over Bundle #146082 $40.50 Images copyright Stampin’Up!

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The bottles were cut out with the appropriate framelit and then colored by running the sponge brayer over the stamp pad and then over the bottle in a back and forth motion.

I hope you like my card and it inspires you to CREATE!

Happy Papercrafting,

Shelly

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Don’t forget my January Host Code special offer

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Kits

Lots of Happy Card Kit

Do you need a gift for a friend who likes papercrafting? And do you need something with everything included so she can jump in and get started right away? This is an All-INCLUSIVE kit by Stampin’Up! called Lots of Happy Card Kit. And it is perfect for gift giving. This kit makes 20 cards, 4 each of 5 designs.

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It comes with the above stamp set that is exclusive to this card kit.

Lots of Happy Card Kit

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I absolutely love the die cuts in the kit. The floral design reminds of the Lots of Lavender stamp set which is a Sale-a-bration stamp set. The vellum leaves really add a nice soft look!

 

Also included in this kit are 4 Watercolor Pencils! The Flirty Flamingo and Lemon Lime Twist colors are exclusive to this kit. You can view this kit in my online store here. The Blender Pens are recommended for the watercolor technique but you can also just color the images with the Watercolor Pencils without watercoloring.

I know you will enjoy this kit just for yourself too!

Have a great day and be sure to take time to CREATE!

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Don’t forget my January Host Code special offer

Happy Papercrafting,

Shelly