Adding Some Holiday Cheer Thanks to Paper Pumpkin

So, you’ve probably heard me mention My Paper Pumpkin before.  It is a monthly kit subscription from Stampin’ Up that contains everything you need (except standard glue and scissors) to complete a surprise project – typically in about 30 minutes.

Often it is a set of 4 cards, but they mix it up with mini-scrapbooks, giftables, and 3D items.  I’ll be the first to admit that some months have been cute while others I was not so excited by… but I LOVED the kit this month and just had to share some of the fun cards I made.

This is the first card that I did exactly as shown in the kit

Nov 2013 Paper Pumpkin Christmas card sample 1Then I challenged myself to come up with a few more variations using only the items in my kit from this month.  I think they turned out pretty fun too!

Nov 2013 Paper Pumpkin sample 2

Nov 2013 Paper Pumpkin sample 3

Nov 2013 Paper Pumpkin sample 4

See, fun right?

And, I have a TON of the stitched stars left and I love the “Wishing You a Merry Christmas” stamp.  I’ll be sure to be using it more in the future.

Now I’m excited to see what is coming next month.  If you are subscribed, I’d love to hear what you think of this month!

If you aren’t subscribed and want to give it a try, you can check it out here –
My Paper Pumpkin website

I’ll be back tomorrow with a card that I created mixing extra supplies from this month’s kit and items from the Holiday Sale.  So, hope to see you tomorrow.

 

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Who Knew a Canning Jar Stamp Could Be So Cute?!

I was putting together this month’s Cards to Go kits and knew I wanted to break out a bunch of my new goodies from the Holiday catalog and so I started mixing and matching things from my shelves.  Now, sometimes this random grab and go process ends in something that looks like one of my cats ate a bunch of craft supplies and then spit it up on my table… but thankfully this was not one of those times!  Ha ha!

Well, I started with the Canning Jar stamp from the Perfectly Preserved stamp set.  Ever since I first saw this stamp set, I totally loved it – I just didn’t know what I would do with it.  Well, how about this:

I think it is sweet!  Oh, and I have some totally fun ideas that I’m going to be putting together later this week to share too.  But anyway, back to this card. 🙂

I had the 7/8” Cotton ribbon and I just had to experiment with stamping on it.  I would say SUCCESS!  (Plus, you can’t see the part of the ribbon that I played with before the ink dried and thus totally smeared the ink around the ribbon surface… but lets just say, lesson learned.)  Oh, and did you notice the Core’dinations cardstock too?

So, there you go… my first and definitily not my last, Perfectly Preserved card sample.  I knew there was a reason I loved it!

Coming up in tomorrow’s post:  I just had to share a scrapbook layout I created today along with what happens when your 2.5 yr old is unattended in your craft room and they discover the marker you used to journal in said scrapbook page!

But until then….

 

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More Strength and Hope Card Ideas

In a continuation of yesterday’s post, here are the other two cards we made using the new Strength and Hope stamp set (missed the first two cards, you can check them out here).  The second card uses the “joy fold” technique to create a unique flap style card.  They are actually really easy to make and can be a fun way to do something a little different with your cardmaking.

Strength and Hope butterfly hello cardStrength and Hope joy fold card

To make the joy fold card, you need to cut two pieces of your base cardstock:  1 piece that is 4-1/4” x 8-1/4” and 1 piece that is 3” x 8”.  Score the larger piece at 5-1/2” and score the smaller piece at 4”.  Decorate the 4-1/4 x 5-1/2” piece with patterned paper if desired (I use the pink designer paper) then adhere the 3” x 8” piece of cardstock in the center of the 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” space so that the score line of the smaller cardstock is on the right side of the card.  Decorate the remaining flaps and areas of cardstock as desired.  You will end up folding the small flap from the card base inside of the 3” x 8” piece you adhered to the center of the card.  Then close the center piece over the little flap.  I promise, it is way easier than it sounds! 🙂

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Since I have extra card kits and want to continue to support the cause, I’m offering free card kits when you purchase this stamp set. Yesterday and today I posted the four cards we made and while supplies last, anyone who orders this stamp set from me can pick 2 of the 4 cards we made and I’ll send you the kits so you can make them at home with your new stamp set.  Everything will be precut and ready for you to stamp and assemble!  Just send me a note to jennifer@nwstamper.com when you place your order with which cards you want and I’ll get them on the way to you!

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Strength and Hope Class Samples & Card Kits

In the latest mini catalog, Stampin’ Up! released a stamp set called Strength and Hope to support breast cancer research.  They are donating $2 from each purchase of the stamp set or digital kit to the cause, which being someone who has had family members battle breast cancer, I think is awesome.  So, I put together a class using this stamp set to show my support.  Here are two of the cards we made:

Strength and Hope love card

Strength and Hope window card

Get Free Card Kits!

Since I have extra card kits and want to continue to support the cause, I’m offering free card kits when you purchase this stamp set.  Tomorrow I will be posting the other two cards we made and while supplies last, anyone who orders this stamp set from me can pick 2 of the 4 cards we made and I’ll send you the kits so you can make them at home with your new stamp set.  Everything will be precut and ready for you to stamp and assemble! 

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