Sunday, March 10, 2019

Last Day to Sign Up for Paper Pumpkin's Birthday Stamp

Today is the last day to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and get the collector Paper Pumpkin Birthday stamp for free. March's kit celebrates Paper Pumpkin's 6th year and includes an additional FREE STAMP SET! You read that right. In March, you will receive TWO stamp sets with your Paper Pumpkin kit. You can use this link to subscribe which will select me as your demonstrator:

https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2052134

Although we don't know what March's kit looks like, here is a look at last month's kit, Grown With Kindness to give you an idea of what you can expect. 


Full color instructions are included in every kit as well as access to an instructional You Tube video. Stampin' Up! provides a PDF file of the stamp case insert too. You can subscribe monthly and have a kit automatically sent to you or you can purchase prepaid subscriptions. Here's a look at last month's instructional video.


I believe you will love it as much as I do. If not, you can easily cancel your subscription at any time. Stampin' Up! makes it easy. This is a great time to try it out. Sign up today! https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2052134


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Paper Pumpkin's Birthday Party!

Paper Pumpkin is turning 6! I'm celebrating to show you what Paper Pumpkin is all about. I'm showcasing one of those Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin kits I've been stashing. This fun past kit is called, You Are My Anchor. 
This kit contained supplies to make 20 mini cards and 4 boxes. It came with the You are My Anchor stamp, 20 mini envelopes, linen thread, precut paper embellishments, designer printed card bases and an Island Indigo Stampin' Spot. Your very first kit will come with a clear stamping block. As a special perk, current subscribers can purchase a selection of past kits and refills, while supplies last. So, with that being said, Stampin' Up! can't guarantee that every kit will be offered as a past kit and/or refill, so you should order quickly. 



These kits are great for beginners or the avid crafter. It's a great way to jump start your creativity. I usually take them with me to crops or just create them at home. Full color instructions are included in every kit as well as access to an instructional You Tube video. Stampin' Up! provides a PDF file of the stamp case insert too. You can subscribe monthly and have a kit automatically sent to you or you can purchase prepaid subscriptions. Subscription info is listed below or click on the Paper Pumpkin image on the sidebar for more info!

Details:

Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription kit by Stampin' Up! that is mailed right to your door with all of the supplies included for $19.95/month. March's kit celebrates Paper Pumpkin's 6th year and includes an additional FREE STAMP SET! You read that right. In March, you will receive TWO stamp sets with your Paper Pumpkin kit. You can use this link to subscribe which will select me as your demonstrator:

https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2052134



Here's a Stampin' Up Video showing all of the supplies which were included in the You Are My Anchor Kit from April 2018 which I showcased today.




Friday, March 1, 2019

We Create Subtles Collection Blog Hop

Welcome to March's Blog Hop with the We Create Design Team! Our theme is "Subtles" which includes any of the colors in the Stampin' Up! Subtle Collection Palette.  I'm using the stamp set, Amazing Life from the 2019 Occasions Catalog. There are eight stops along the way, so be sure to read all the way to the bottom and click the NEXT button to visit Tricia's blog, Tricia's Stamping Creations.  Introducing the subtle collection:
My subtle color combo includes Pear Pizzazz, Mint Macaron and Soft Sea Foam. I colored in the word LUCK using those three colors with Stampin' Write Markers then added Wink of Stella for shimmer. 

This fun fold is very easy to put together. The base is just two pieces of Pear Pizzazz. The longer piece is folded in half and glued on top of the left side of the card base.
I used accent pieces in black and white from the Botanical Butterfly DSP. You can get this paper free during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 purchase. The squares were cut from the Layering Squares stitched framelits. The flowers, which remind me of a clover field, were cut out with the Lovely Flowers Edgelits dies. The shamrock on the front was created with three hearts from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits dies. 
I took the same design from the Good Luck embellishment and made it a bit smaller. I created a set of four notecards using the Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes. These cards measure 5" x 3-1/4". A standard card is 5-1/2" x 4-1/4". 
 
I used the little heart from the Dog Builder Punch to create the three leaf clover in the top left corner of the embellishment.  The envelope flap was stamped with the clover from the Amazing Life set in Pear Pizzazz.
I decorated the inside of the cards with sentiments from the Amazing Life stamp set and strips of Botanical Butterfly DSP. Four of these little notecards and four envelopes fit inside this custom box. I got the idea from my friend Sharlene Luciano's blog. Click HERE for her blog post and measurements for the box. 
Thanks for visiting our blog hop! Please leave a comment. I love to hear from you! Click the Next button below to visit Tricia's Stampin Creations to see her subtle Stampin' Up! project. 

I'd be delighted to be your demonstrator! Visit www.krisk.stampinup.net to learn more about Stampin' Up's color collections and to place an order. To subscribe to Paper Pumpkin visit  https://www.paperpumpkin.com/subscribe?demoid=2052134

  • Stamp Set: Amazing Life
  • Colors and Ink: Shimmery White, Basic Black, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sea Foam. Whisper White, Tuxedo Black Memento
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Take Your Pick Tool
  • Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels, Note Cards & Envelopes Whisper White  
  • Designer Series Paper: Botanical Butterfly
  • Punch: Dog Builder Punch
  • Big Shot: Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies, Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Lovely Flowers Edgelits Dies
New Sale-A-Bration Items Released Today


Friday, February 22, 2019

My Inky Friends Design Challenge 15

Today, I'm playing along with My Inky Friends Design Challenge #15. We would love it if you played along and joined in on the fun. This time it's a color challenge inspired by page page 37 of the 2019 Occasions Catalog by Stampin' Up! All you have to do is design something using Bermuda Bay, Old Olive and Pool Party. It can be a card, a scrapbook page, a gift box - anything new that you have not posted before. 
Upload a photo of your creation to the My Inky Friends Blog. After the link closes we will post a winner. If you upload to an online gallery, please use the keyword MIFDC15 or use hashtag #MIFDC15 on social media. Here's my design, created with the P.S. You're the Best stamp set. 
Guidelines:

  • Follow the general design of the sketch, although it can be flipped. For a color challenge, Stampin' Up! colors will be listed. You can use compatible colors and add neutrals as needed.
  • Create something new that has not been posted before.
  • Post your creation on your blog or online gallery. Please provide a link back to our challenge. Provide a direct link to your project or post to the Linky on the My Inky Friends Blog.
  • Feel free to combine with up to three challenges, as long as you include a link to the Inky Friends post.
  • Have fun!
The Timeline:

Fourth Friday of the Month- A New Challenge is Posted
Second Friday of the Month- the Linky Closes 
The 3rd Friday of the Month- Winner Announced

I'd be delighted to be your demonstrator! Visit www.krisk.stampinup.net to place an order. To subscribe to Paper Pumpkin visit  https://www.paperpumpkin.com/subscribe?demoid=2052134
  • Stamp Set: P.S. You're the Best
  • Colors and Ink: Shimmery White, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Versamark
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Heat Tool
  • Embellishments: Linen Thread, Black Embossing Powder, Torn book page (I have an old random book that I use the pages for mixed media, art and cards.) 
  • Big Shot: Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies




Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Paper Pumpkin Celebration!

If you already subscribe to Paper Pumpkin - thank you! I just wanted to let you know that March's kit celebrates Paper Pumpkin's 6th year and includes an additional FREE STAMP SET! You read that right. In March, you will receive TWO stamp sets with your Paper Pumpkin kit. 

If you haven't tried it yet, Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription kit by Stampin' Up! that is mailed right to your door with all of the supplies included for $19.95/month. You can use this link to subscribe which will select me as your demonstrator.


I don’t want to give away too much, but here’s a little bit about the March kit I'm allowed to share. Because it’s Paper Pumpkin's birthday, Stampin' Up! decided to create a kit that is perfect for making birthday cards!
  • The March kit features eight full-sized, mail-able cards
  • Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade
  • This kit has an element that is sure to “pop”!
  • The FREE stamp set is even bigger and better than your typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set and can be used on a variety of crafting projects.
Don't miss out. Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin before March 10th by clicking this link to choose me as your demonstrator: 

Friday, February 8, 2019

My Inky Friends All Occasions Blog Hop

Today I'm blog hopping with eight of My Inky Friends where we are sharing Stampin' Up! creations made with items from the 2019 Occasions Catalog. I'm featuring the Meant to Be Bundle which includes the Meant to Be stamp set and Be Mine Stitched Framelits dies.  
Should you get lost during the blog hop, you can find a list of participants on the My Inky Friends blog page.  You may have arrived from Shelley's creative blog, Miss Mad Stamper where she featured Humming Along. Be sure to read all the way to the end and click the Next Blog to visit Mickey's creative blog, Paper Conversation, where she is featuring the Butterfly Gala stamp set. 
I was inspired to create this Valentine's Day sampler from Susan Levasseur's Forever Lovely On Stage display. I love creating home decor items for every occasion!  The base is a 12" x 12" piece of All My Love DSP. The second layer is an 8" x 8" piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock. The sampler was created on an 8-1/2" x 8'1/2" Whisper White cardstock base. I have provided the measurements below.
Here's a close up of the scenes featured on the sampler. I challenged myself to only use the sentiments featured in the Meant to Be stamp set. The word "love" was cut out with the Layering Alphabet dies and all of the heart dies were created from the from the coordinating Be Mine Stitched Framelits dies.  
Did you know that the coordinating color combination is listed on the Stampin' Up! website with the description of the Designer Series Paper pack of your choice. That makes it easy for me when deciding on a color palette. The All My Love DSP coordinates with Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick, Soft Sea Foam and Whisper White. I used a touch of each. I love the touches of Balmy Blue flowers. 
The Happy Valentine's Day sentiment above was stamped with Versarmark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I used Flirty Flamingo with a sponge dauber to create this emboss resist technique. The Soft Sea Foam and Balmy Blue accent flowers were created using the new Bitty Bloom Punch Pack. They remind me of delicate water lilies. The centers are adorned with Clear Epoxy Droplets. 

I clear embossed the heart outline below and colored in the flowers using a touch of Lovely Lipstick from the lid of the stamp pad and an Aqua Painter. The leaves were colored the same way using Soft Sea Foam. I lightly inked the edges of the heart with a Sponge Dauber and Flirty Flamingo. The sentiment is stamped in Flirty Flamingo as well. 
Thank you for stopping by! Please say hello and leave a comment. Click the Next button below to see Mickey's Butterfly Gala Creations at Paper Conversation





I would love to be your demonstrator! You can order the supplies to make the sampler featured above in my online store at www.krisk.stampinup.net.


Supplies:

  • Stamps: Meant to Be
  • Colors and Ink: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick, Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Soft Sea Foam, Versamark
  • DSP: All My Love
  • Ribbon: All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack
  • Tools: Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Trimmer, Take Your Pick Tool, Heat Tool, Stampin Dimensionals, Aqua Painter, Sponge Daubers
  • Punches: Bitty Blooms Punch Pack
  • Embellishments: Clear Epoxy Droplets, Clear Embossing Powder
  • Big Shot: Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Layering Alphabet Framelits Dies

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Paper Bag Valentine Card - Hot Chocolate Holder

This cute Valentine's Day card is created out of brown paper lunch bag and holds a hot chocolate packet inside the back pocket. I used the All My Love Designer series paper featured in the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the Coffee Cups Framelits dies. The LOVE sentiment on the hot chocolate cup was stamped in Lovely Lipstick using the Labels to Love stamp set. 
The cup swings open to reveal the Happy Valentine's Day sentiment from the Meant to Be stamp set in the 2019 Occasions Catalog. It's punched out with the Everyday Label punch and sits on a scalloped heart edge cut out with the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies also in the Occasions Catalog. 
The inside sentiment, Sweet Wishes is stamped in Flirty Flamingo from the Hello Cupcake set which is free during Sale-a-Bration with a $50 purchase. 

Measurements:

  • To create the bag, just cut off the top so that your bag measures 8 1/2" and fold in half. 
  • Lovely Lipstick 1/2" ribbon from the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack 8".  
  • Flirty Flamingo 1/8" ribbon from the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack 6".
  • White Baker's Twine 6".
  • Lovely Lipstick cardstock 2-1/4" x 3-3/4" (front), 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" (inside).
  • All My Love DSP (heart piece) 2" x 3-1/2".
  • Flirty Flamingo (arm) 1-1/2" x 3" and score at 1-1/2" for the fold across the front.
TIP: Attach the Flirty Flamingo arm inside the back pocket before adding the coffee cup framelit. I cut out the shape with the DSP and glued it to the front of the arm. I didn't want the back of the coffee cup to show so I cut out another cup using the thick white cardboard piece that's in with the DSP pack to make it thicker and cover the back. 

I would love to be your demonstrator! You can order any of the supplies to make the cards featured above in my online store at www.krisk.stampinup.net.

Supplies:

  • Stamps: Labels to Love, Meant to Be, Hello Cupcake
  • Colors and Ink: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick
  • DSP: All My Love
  • Ribbon: All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack, White Baker's Twine
  • Tools: Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Trimmer, Crop-a-Dial
  • Punches: Everyday Label Punch
  • Big Shot: Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Coffee Cups Framelits Dies

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