Thursday, June 23, 2016

PP300 - Celebrating July 4th

Happy Thursday!


This week the Paper Players' Challenge Blog is celebrating the 300th Challenge! Appropriately, the theme is Celebration!

I made a 4th of July card for Harry to send to his friend Danny:


Let's hear it for the red, white, and blue - Night of Navy, Real Red, and Whisper White.

I did a little 'DIY home improvement' on the window frame so Harry's adorable face wouldn't be 'quartered!'

The Silver Glimmer stars were die cut using the large star and star strip dies from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits. The Celebrate sentiment is from the April PP bonus stamp set, All About Everything.

Thanks for stopping by!


Supply list:  Night of Navy and Whisper White CS, Fresh Prints DSP (retired), Silver Glimmer Paper, Real Red Ink, Doily (retired), Basic Rhinestones, Hearth and Home Framelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, and All About Everything Stamp Set

Monday, June 20, 2016

IBS Festive Greetings - Not Just for Christmas

Happy Monday! 

For my Inspired by Stamping post today, I am sharing two non-Christmas cards using the Festive Greetings stamp set. I like to ‘stretch’ my stamps (not literally!) to get more use of holiday sets. I hope you like my ideas.


Today I am focusing on the light bulb and light strand images from the Festive Greetings stamp set.

Here is my first card:


The candles were created using two images from the Pretty Planners stamp set, using Tempting Turquoise and Island Indigo Ink on Whisper White CS. They were topped off using Daffodil Delight Ink with the light bulb for the flames. The sentiment, stamped in Bermuda Bay, is from the Petite Banners stamp set and was die-cut with the coordinating banner die from Fancy Label Dies 3. The card base is Bermuda Bay and the mat layer is Daffodil Delight.

Here’s a look at the inside:


The light strand image, from Festive Greetings, reminded me of streamers, so I stamped some fun, colorful streamers on the inside of the birthday card.

Now for a look at my second non-Christmas card:


So, how about that-I used the light bulb and light strand to create a flower!

I started by stamping the light bulb five times using Melon Mambo Ink (and yes, if you are more careful you will get a perfect circle in the middle!), then off-set a second layer five times. The light strand made a fun stem and the light bulb did double duty as a leaf. Both were stamped in Pear Pizazz. The center of the flower, stamped in Daffodil Delight, is from the Polka Dots stamp set and the lovely hello, stamped in Versafine Onyx Black, is from the Summer Fun stamp set. The card base is Melon Mambo.

Have you ever used a Christmas image/stamp set for non-Christmas cards? I would like if you share your ideas for the light bulb and light strand images.

Thanks for stopping by!

















Thursday, June 9, 2016

Ready, Set, Go -- Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale Start Now!

Happy Thursday!



Starting now and continuing through tomorrow, June 10, at 11:50 PM MT, first-time Paper Pumpkin subscribers will receive the June kit for $5.00!!! 

If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin yet, you don't want to miss out on this special offer!

Here are the details:

- This $5.00 offer is for first-time subscribers and applies to one kit for June 2016. After the first month, if you wish to continue your subscription, you will be billed $19.95 + tax monthly. You may cancel your subscription or skip a month any time. A first-time subscriber is an E-mail address that has not already been used for Paper Pumpkin.

- This offer starts Thu., June 9 at 5:00 PM MT and ends Fri., June 10 at 11:50 PM MT.

- Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not pre-paid subscriptions.

To take advantage of this special offer, please click HERE and use the code ONEDAYDEAL.

As always, please feel free to E-mail me if you have any questions.



Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale!

Happy Wednesday!



Beginning tomorrow, June 9, at 5:00 PM MT (7:00 PM ET) and continuing through Friday, June 10, at 11:50 PM MT, first-time Paper Pumpkin subscribers will receive the June kit for $5.00!!! 

If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin yet, you don't want to miss out on this special offer!

Here are the details:

- This $5.00 offer is for first-time subscribers and applies to one kit for June 2016. After the first month, if you wish to continue your subscription, you will be billed $19.95 + tax monthly. You may cancel your subscription or skip a month any time. A first-time subscriber is an E-mail address that has not already been used for Paper Pumpkin.

- This offer starts Thu., June 9 at 5:00 PM MT and ends Fri., June 10 at 11:50 PM MT.

- Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not pre-paid subscriptions.

To take advantage of this special offer, please click HERE and use the code ONEDAYDEAL.

As always, please feel free to E-mail me if you have any questions.




Wednesday, June 1, 2016

2016-2017 Annual Catalog, June Hostess Code, and More!

Happy Wednesday!


The new Stampin' Up! catalog has gone live! I am really liking the new 2016-2018 In-Colors! Have you picked a favorite yet? I'm torn between Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum.

June is an epic month! Read on for all the awesome offerings.


Place an on-line order during the month of June using Hostess Code X3UU39ZQ and receive package of the new Delicate White Doilies (pg. 175) as a thank you gift from me. If your order is $150 or more, do not use the hostess code (you will still receive a thank you gift!). Your thank you gift will be sent to you in June along with your thank you card.


Do you have a big Stampin' Up! Wish List? Have you thought of becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator? If you answered Yes to either or both of those questions, then June is the time for you to sign-up as demonstrator during the More Stamps Please! promotion.

For $99 you get to choose $125 worth of Stampin' Up! product, shipping is free, business supplies are included, and you receive a Paper Pumpkin Kit. During the month of June, you get to choose two additional stamp sets to be included in your starter kit! Wowzer--that is a phenomenal offer! On top of all that, you get to have me as your up-line!

Here are some additional details:

Promotion Period: June 1-30, 2016

New Recruits who join during the promotion period may choose two stamp sets from the new Annual Catalog to be included in their Starter Kit

Bundles and kits cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion

Promotion Deadlines: New recruits may sign-up on-line or by fax by the following time in order to receive the two free stamp sets:

FAX - Thurday, June 30, 2016 by 6:50 PM (MT)
ON-LINE IDA - Thursday, June 30, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)

For additional information and/or to sign-up, please click HERE.


How about an extra $35 in Stampin' Rewards? Host a workshop or place an order of $350 during the month of June and receive an additional $35 in Stampin' Rewards to spend as you like!

As always, please feel free to E-mail me if you have any questions. 


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Last Day for 2015-2016 Annual Catalog and 2016 Occasions Catalog

Happy Tuesday!


Today is the last day to order from the Stampin' Up! 2015-2016 Annual Catalog and the 2016 Occasions Catalog! 


Don't miss out on getting your retiring favorites. Place an on-line order before 11:00 PM MT tonight using Hostess Code 74ESX2PA and receive a package of Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (page 161 AC) as a thank you gift. If your order is $150 or more, do not use the hostess code (you will still receive a thank you gift!). Your thank you gift will be sent to you in June along with your thank you card. Please note, as May's thank you gift is a retiring item, if the stock is depleted, I will substitute with a surprise item.


How excited are you about the new catalog?!?!? If you would like to place an on-line order bright and early tomorrow, May's Hostess Code will be active throughout the day. June's thank you gift will be a package of the new Delicate White Doilies (pg. 175 AC).

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, May 28, 2016

April Thank You Cards - Drapery Fold

Happy Saturday!

Today's card is what my customers received as a thank you for placing an on-line order during the month of April.

So, let's take a look:


I made two color versions--Blushing Bride and Pool Party. A few of the products used for these cards will be retiring on Tuesday--Birthday Bouquet DSP (a favorite of mine!), Cotton Ribbon, Candy Dots, and Curvy Corner Trio Punch. 

For the drapery fold technique, I followed a tutorial by Lisa Reber (sorry I can't link to it as it was posted in a SU demo-only site). But, here are the directions:

DSP 3 1/2 x 9 (will make two cards)
Score at 1, 1 1/2, 2 1/2, 3, 4, 4 1/2, 5 1/2, 6, 7, and 7 1/2
With the right side of the DSP facing up, make a pencil mark 1/2 inch up from the bottom left corner and another mark 1/2 inch down from the top right corner
Line up both marks on your paper trimmer and cut diagonally (this will give you two pieces for two cards)
Pleat on the score lines and secure with Tear and Tape

Here's a look at the insides and coordinating envelopes:



I'll say it again, I am so happy Picture Perfect is carrying over to the new Annual Catalog. For the roses, I used Blushing Bride/Watermelon Wonder and Pool Party/Mint Macaron.

Thanks for stopping by!



Supply List:  Blushing Bride, Pool Party, and Whisper White CS, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Pool Party, and Watermelon Wonder Ink, Blushing Bride and Pool Party Cotton Ribbon, Subtles Candy Dots, Corner Rounder and Curvy Corner Trio Punch, and Butterfly Basics and Picture Perfect Stamp Sets