I can’t believe we’re already in September! There is no change in the weather here in Florida and no changing of leaves to look forward to, but I am beginning to get that Fall-feeling. In fact, I’ve been making things and already started my Fall decorating!
I have more summer cards to share with you, but don’t know if I will after this post or if I’ll just begin posting my Fall cards. I do want to show you a few of my alternative Paper Pumpkin cards today. The Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit from July was incredible! I loved the stamp set and the postcard-type paper.
I didn’t want to make postcards, so I made 9 full size cards by adding a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card base to each one. (I love to make the paper Pumpkin cards as the directions show, but I also like to see what else I can do with them.) I used the By the Dock Stamp Set and the Mountain Air Stamp Set for one of the cards and I love the way it turned out. The background was perfect for this card. I stamped the dock and boat images with Black Momento Ink and colored them with Stampin’ Blends Markers – Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, and Soft Suede. When I was finished with the coloring, I adhered the postcard paper to the front of a Whisper White Cardstock base. So quick and easy! The photo turned out blurry so I need to take a better one, but it’s too dark right now.
Have you heard of Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! yet? Paper Pumpkin is a crafting subscription kit that delivers creativity to your door every month. Each box includes everything you need to make a stunning project. You’ll be surprised with projects like cards, gift packaging, home décor, and more.
What’s inside the box? Every kit includes an exclusive stamp set, ink spot, and embellishments to create a predesigned project. At least six times a year, we send an all card kit with eight or more cards. Sometimes the kit includes cards plus gift bags, banners, treat bags, or boxes. Other times, it’s home décor, giftables, or just treat packaging. No matter what it is—we promise you’ll love it, or we’ll make it right!
As the autumn season approaches, prepare to celebrate with the September Paper Pumpkin Kit, “Hello Pumpkin!” There’s so much to love about fall—some love the haunts of Halloween, many love the time to give thanks, and others love the changing colors and cooler temperatures. Whatever you love most about fall, September’s kit has everything you need to celebrate the season your way! Between a multi-occasion stamp set and enough supplies to design 20 cracker box treat packages, you can create custom fall crafts to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkins, and leaves. Whether you make them all the same or mix ‘n’ match your crafts, there’s something for everyone in this kit! If you’re not interested in making the cracker box treat packages, you can make Fall cards out of the supplies. And if you need ideas, there are plenty of alternate projects on Pinterest.
Here are the products I used to make this card. You can click on each image to learn more about it and/or purchase it.
Don’t forget the Hostess Code! The Hostess Code for the month of September is BQEUWTME. Use this Hostess Code when completing your on-line order of $45.00 of more (before tax and shipping) to receive this month’s Hostess gift. Do not use the Hostess Code if your on-line order is $150.00 or more (before tax and shipping). Just email me that you’ve placed your order on-line and I will send you this month’s gift, PLUS you’ll receive Hostess Dollars to purchase product out of any of the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs. This month’s Hostess gift is the Pearl Basic Jewels. I love them because they can be colored with the Stampin’ Blends or permanent markers to make lots of colors!
I hope everyone is having a great week. Today is my great granddaughter’s first birthday and I got to spend most of the day with her. She is getting too big, too fast! She is sweet, loving, and fun to be around! I’m so lucky to have 3 great grandchildren now!
After Everyone went home, I finished this card I started yesterday.
I just love making fancy-fold cards. This is the first four-fold card I’ve made and it was so easy. It took me longer to decide which stamp set to use than it did to make the card! I decided to use the Mountain Air Stamp Set and I love the way it turned out. If you’d like to see a tutorial, let me know and I’ll post it here on my blog.
I just love the Mountain Air Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! It is so versatile and even has matching dies. When you purchase the stamp set and the Majestic Mountain Dies as a bundle, you save 10% on your purchase!
The mountains were stamped on a Whisper White Card Stock panel with the new Misty Moonlight Ink. The trees were stamped with the Just Jade Ink. Some of the trees were stamped directly onto the cardstock panel, while some were stamped on another piece of Whisper White and die-cut with the matching die. The card base was made using Balmy Blue Cardstock with Misty Moonlight panels. Both the greeting and the message were cut out with the Stitched Nested Label Dies.
Just click on the photos below to find out more about the products I used and/or to purchase them.
Don’t forget the Hostess Code! The Hostess Code for the remainder of August is N9CXKSKS. Use this Hostess Code when completing your on-line order of $45.00 of more (before tax and shipping) to receive this month’s Hostess gift. Do not use the Hostess Code if your on-line order is $150.00 or more (before tax and shipping). Just email me that you’ve placed your order on-line and I will send you this month’s gift, PLUS you’ll receive Hostess Dollars to purchase product out of any of the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs.
This month’s Hostess Gift is a full package of the Snowflake Adhesive-Backed Embellishments (page 29 of the Holiday Catalog).
Have you seen the new Stampin’ Up! 2020 Holiday Catalog yet? It is amazing! I want nearly everything in it! (Click on the catalog image in the right-hand column to view it.) I made this card with one of the darling new suites-The Trimming the Town Suite on page 25 and I think it is one of the all-time favorite cards.
The Trimming the Town Suite captures the feel of a hometown holiday with its whimsical imagery and coordinating trimmings. The Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper is full of cozy village and winter scenes. Some of the images can be cut out with the Home Together Dies, as well as images in the Coming Home Stamp Set.
This card was so fast and easy to make. I used part of one of the designer papers for the background and die-cut some of the images from another sheet of paper. The Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper package contains 12 sheets of 12″ x 12″ double-sided paper (2 each of 6 different designs.)
Each year, Stampin’ Up! donates some of the sales from certain products to charities. This year, whether you purchase the Coming Home Stamp Set individually or as part of a bundle or suite collection, $3 from the sale will be donated to charities devoted to adoption, foster care, and infertility. Not only will you have fun using it, you will be making a difference!
Cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 5-1/2″ by 8-1/2″, score in the middle, and fold for the card base.
Adhere a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Misty Moonlight Cardstock to the card base.
Cut the piece of Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper at the top to 3-3/4″ x 5″ so the mountains are showing as you can see above. This is the sheet of paper I used:
Stamp your greeting at the top of the Trimming the Town DSP panel in Misty Moonlight Ink. (I used a greeting from the retire Six Sayings Stamp Set, but you could use any of your favorite Holiday greetings.) Adhere this piece to the card front.
Die-cut a Misty Moonlight large house and a large green tree from the piece of Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper with the matching Home Together Dies. Cut out the smaller tree with Paper Snips. Adhere these to the card front over the existing printed images on the paper with Stampin’ Diminsionals. Here is the paper I used for this step:
Add several Snowflake Adhesive-Backed Embellishments to the card front.
Here are the products I used to make this card. Click on the image to find more information about it and/or to purchase it.
The Hostess Code for the remainder of August is N9CXKSKS.Use this Hostess Code when completing your on-line order of $45.00 of more (before tax and shipping) to receive this month’s Hostess gift. Do not use the Hostess Code if your on-line order is $150.00 or more (before tax and shipping). Just email me that you’ve placed your order on-line and I will send you this month’s gift, PLUS you’ll receive Hostess Dollars to purchase product out of any of the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs.
This month’s Hostess Gift is a full package of the Snowflake Adhesive-Backed Embellishments (page 29 of the Holiday Catalog).
Do you love altering things to make new projects? I’ve been doing quite a bit of it lately. The Dollar Tree has so many things that you can make fabulous projects out of for only $1! This project cost me $1 for the cutting board and I’d say about another $1 for the paper and ribbon. I only used a small part of each.)
I started by cutting a piece of paper from the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper and adhering it to the cutting board with Stampin’ Seal. Next, I cut some of the house images from another sheet of the same paper pack using the Home Together Dies. (There are 2 sheets of paper in the pack full of different size houses and trees. You can use these dies to cut them out. I love it when Stampin’ Up! does that!)
After cutting out some of the houses and trees, I adhered them to the front of the paper using Stampin’ Dimensionals so they stood off the paper. Did I say that I love that paper?!!
I used a die from the Pretty Pines Dies Set, which just retired. You could use the Beautiful Boughs Dies Set that’s in this year’s Stampin’ Up! Catalog. Actually, I was originally going to use artificial greenery on this project, but I didn’t have any at home and I just HAD to get the cutting board finished right then! I will use it on the next one.
I’ve had the ribbon for several years and never used it. I don’t remember where I got it, but thought it would be cute to use. The ribbon was tied in a bow and placed on the cutting board with Glue Dots, as where the pine die-cuts.
The whole project only took a couple of hours to finish. It would of been faster, but about 15 minutes looking through all my artificial greenery and about 30 minutes on the phone with one of my daughters. (It never fails…She always calls me when I’m right in the middle of a project!) I hope you like it! Please leave a comment and let me know.
I’m back to blogging after about a year. I had so many things going on in my life that I had to choose to eliminate some of them for a while. Running a Stampin’ Up! business was on of them. After almost 10 years of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I had to stop being active until I was able to eliminate some of my other more important things.
First, I decided to move back into my house that my son and his family had been living in for over 5 years. I wanted to remodel it before I moved all my things back into it. We tore out walls, carpet, tile, etc. so I could design it like I wanted. After about 4 months of remodeling, enough was finished that I went ahead and moved back in it.
In the meantime, my first great grandson was born and I began watching him when his mother had to return to work. Last August, my first great granddaughter was born and I began watching her, too. Just as their parents didn’t need me anymore, my second great grandson was born! I’ve been watching him since he was 2 months old, but my grandson usually picks him up around noon.
I was just getting things ready to begin teaching classes again when we began to hear about Covid 19 and everything shut down. I know a lot of people are now out and about, but I’m trying not to take any chances because of my three little ones.
After about a year, I’m back to blogging. I had so much going on in my life that i just couldn’t keep up with everything and had to make choices on which things to leave out until things calmed down.
Eventually, I’m going to try to get some online classes, tutorials, and videos going here on my new blog. For a long time I didn’t have any time at all for even making cards, working on my scrapbooks, or any other crafts. My life has slowed down a little now and I’m going to try again now. Lately, I’ve been getting caught up on all of the Paper Pumpkin kits I didn’t have time to do before. Some of them I made as the kits were meant to be, but most of the time I’ve been making a lot of alternative cards with the contents of the kits.