Tuesday, May 4, 2021

The New Catalog is Here!


The new Stampin' Up! catalog is live today! This beautiful catalog runs through May 2, 2022 and you can shop new items at https://www.stampinup.com/ If you like matching stamp sets and dies, I would start by searching the bundles.
Or, if you're like me and you want it all, search for Product Suites here: https://www.stampinup.com/categories/shop-products/featured-products/product-suites like the Pansy Petals Suite featured above. 

There are two promos going on right now (US prices). If you order $250 before tax and shipping you will get an extra $25 in Stampin' Rewards through June 14th. 

If you sign up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, you get $155 worth of products for $99 USD throught May 31st. You can sign up here: https://www.stampinup.com/community/join-stampin-up

I'd be delighted to be your demonstrator! Visit www.stampinup.com to see all of these products and to place an order. To subscribe to Paper Pumpkin visit https://www.paperpumpkin.com/subscribe?demoid=2052134


Sunday, April 25, 2021

Paper Pumpkin is SO COOL

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 $22/month. You can use this link to subscribe which will select me as your demonstrator.  https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2052134

To receive a kit next month, which will be the Batter Up kit, just subscribe before May 10th. (If you want to wait until June's kit, just subscribe before June 10th). Although we don't know exactly what May's kit looks like, here is a look at April's So Cool kit, to give you an idea of what you can expect. Every kit includes an exclusive stamp set, ink spot, and embellishments to create a predesigned project. At least six times a year, Stampin' Up! sends 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—SU promises you’ll love it, or they'll make it right!

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


Friday, April 23, 2021

Pair Any Project With Dandy Laser-Cut Paper

The Dandy Laser-Cut Paper is a hidden gem and still available on page 25 of the Mini Catalog until June 30th, 2021. You can use the beautifully detailed laser-cut cardfronts and accents on any card or scrapbooking project. 
This card uses the accent piece over the upcoming Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper which will be out in the new catalog on May 4th, 2021. The sentiment and clover is stamped with the Etched in Nature stamp also coming out in the new catalog. Look at the adorable bumblebee trinket. Be sure to add that to your wish list. 
As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator we get to pre-order products before they are available to customers. I pre-ordered this Pansy Petals Suite. Isn't it beautiful! Be on the lookout for the Pansy Patch Bundle coming soon! 

I'd be delighted to be your demonstrator! Visit www.stampinup.com to see all of these products and to place an order. To subscribe to Paper Pumpkin visit https://www.paperpumpkin.com/subscribe?demoid=2052134  Consider signing up to be demonstrator. I made the first card for a fun one card swap for On Tour 2021, a fun virtual networking training with Stampin' Up! Here are 5 reasons to join Stampin' Up!: the products, the relationships, fun/entertainment, make a difference, and the training, motivation and support. 


Sunday, April 18, 2021

Having a Whale of Time with Scrappy Strips

 

If you read my last post, I confessed that I am a bit of a paper collector. Which is how I got my name, Paper Fairy. Once I cut into the Whale of Time Designer Series Paper Pack, I knew I wanted to use every single scrap. I learned about this Scrappy Strip Technique from my upline, Rhonda Griffin, HERE. She learned it from a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Bruno Bertucci. Once I started cutting my strips into scraps there was no stopping me.

I'd be delighted to be your demonstrator! Visit www.stampinup.com to see all of these products and to place an order. To subscribe to Paper Pumpkin visit  https://www.paperpumpkin.com/subscribe?demoid=2052134  

If you want it all, consider purchasing the Whale of Time Suite Collection 154126 listed on page 94 of the June - May 2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog. The suite collection comes with the Whale Done stamp set, Whale Builder Punch, sequins, Whale of Time DSP, Seabed Embossing Folder and the Pool Party Sheer Ribbon. 
 

  • Stamp Set: Whale Done
  • Colors and Ink: Balmy Blue, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Just Jade, Pacific Point, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Shaded Spruce, Basic White
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Trimmer
  • DSP: Whale of a Time DSP
  • Punches: Whale Builder Punch
  • Embellishment: Whale of Time Sequins, Antiqued Corners and Slides, Dandy Laser Cut Paper in the Jan-June Mini Catalog (used as the mat in the first card with the cool edges)

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Whale Done Swap - Sea Turtles, Seahorses and Whales


 

Are you a paper collector? This Whale of Time Designer Series Paper pack is so fun and colorful I almost wanted to save it! Once I made those first cuts I had to use it all! I couldn't decide which piece was my favorite. I used a little of each to make these fun fold swaps. 

You can create one card using two matching pieces of the Whale of Time 6" x 6" DSP. I like to mix and match the front and back of the pieces. The Whale of Time Suite is on page 94 of the big Stampin' Up! catalog which runs through May 3, 2021. You can purchase the entire collection using item number 154126. The suite collection comes with the Whale Done stamp set, Whale Builder Punch, sequins, Whale of Time DSP, Seabed Embossing Folder and the Pool Party Sheer Ribbon. 

This card is really easy to put together once you have the measurements: 

Balmy Blue Cardstock Base: Cut 8-1/2" x 4-1/4" and score at 3". Cut your DSP pieces 5-1/4" x 4" for the inside and 2-3/4" x 4" for the outside. 

Just Jade Cardstock (inside flap): Cut at 5-1/2" x 2-1/2" and score at 2-3/4". Cut two pieces of DSP 2-1/2" wide x 2-1/2" tall (you will want to pay attention to this with your pattern). Cut one piece of Basic White 2-1/2" wide x 2-1/2" tall. Stamp the sentiment on this piece before attaching. Fold this piece like a backward card and attach the DSP. Attach the Pool Party Ribbon to the card. This ribbon is so sheer it matches the Balmy Blue cardstock. 

The whale is punched out of a third piece of DSP. You could also stamp it and punch it out as well. The little water splats are punched out with the Whale Builder punch in Just Jade. I added some glue with a Fine-Tip Glue Pen and let dry so that it would look wet. 

I think this seahorse pattern is my favorite! I love the little matching stamp that I used with the sentiment inside. 

Here are some more samples I created. This little sea turtle pattern is so bright and amazing. This would make great paper for a beach trip mini album. 

Which pattern is your favorite? Please leave a comment below. 

You can see all the coordinating colors here: Calypso Coral, Bumble Bee, Granny Apple Green, Just Jade, Pool Party, Pacific Point and Blackberry Bliss. I think it also looks great with the Balmy Blue. 

Here is a peek of all of the patterns included in the Whale of Time 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Pack 152460. Includes 48 sheets (4 each of 12 double sided designs):
I'd be delighted to be your demonstrator! Visit www.stampinup.com to see all of these products and to place an order. To subscribe to Paper Pumpkin visit  https://www.paperpumpkin.com/subscribe?demoid=2052134  

If you want it all, consider purchasing the Whale of Time Suite Collection 154126 listed on page 94 of the June - May 2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog. The suite collection comes with the Whale Done stamp set, Whale Builder Punch, sequins, Whale of Time DSP, Seabed Embossing Folder and the Pool Party Sheer Ribbon. 

  • Stamp Set: Whale Done
  • Colors and Ink: Balmy Blue, Just Jade, Basic White
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Paper Snips, Stampin' DImensionals, Paper Trimmer, Fine-Tip Glue Pen
  • DSP: Whale of a Time DSP
  • Punches: Whale Builder Punch
  • Embellishment: Whale of Time Sequins, Frosted and Clear Epoxy Droplets, Pool Party Sheer Ribbon


Friday, February 19, 2021

Dragonfly Garden Accordion Card

Here's a fun fold card I created for a swap. I received a different card in this style from my friend Heather and cased it using the Dragonfly Garden stamp set and the Dandy Garden 6x6 Designer Series Paper pack from the January - June mini catalog. Look how cute it is when it opens!
It looks hard, but it's so easy to create! The main base is Basic White and measures 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" with a piece of Dandy Garden DSP 5-1/4" x 4" attached. The accordion piece is Basic White 10-3/4" x 4-1/4". Score at 1-1/4", 2-1/2", 5" and 7-1/2". For the decorative panels, cut a piece of DSP 4"x4". Then cut this piece into three strips measuring 1" and 2-1/4" and then you will have a remaining piece that measures 3/4". 

Stamp before attaching the DSP strips. Using the Dragonfly Garden set, stamp the images on the inside bottom of accordion piece in Mossy Meadow. Use a post it note to cover the bottom before stamping so the image won't be seen in your bottom margin. It will have a cleaner look when the panels are closed. Attach the DSP strips to the accordion piece as shown. The 1" strip goes on the top fold, the 2-1/4" strip goes in the third panel and the 3/4" strip goes at the bottom. Fold up and attach to the base.

Decorate the front of your card by punching out a dragonfly from the Dandy Garden DSP using the coordinating Dragonflies Punch. The sentiment is cut out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies. Add a little ladybug from the new Ladybug Trinkets using a glue dot. 

I'd be delighted to be your demonstrator! Visit www.stampinup.com to see all of these products and to place an order. To subscribe to Paper Pumpkin visit  https://www.paperpumpkin.com/subscribe?demoid=2052134
  • Stamp Set: Dragonfly Garden
  • Colors and Ink: Mossy Meadow, Basic White
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Paper Snips, Glue Dots
  • DSP: Dandy Garden
  • Punches: Dragonflies Punch
  • Embellishment: Ladybug Trinkets

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Mystery Stamping Book Binding Card

 

Tonight I had a Zoom team meeting with my Stampin' Up! friend and upline, Rhonda and we did a mystery stamping activity. We choose any cardstock and Designer Series Paper that we had on hand and pre-cut the base pieces. It was fun to see how everyone's card turned out different, but had the same layout. This is called a Book Binding Card. Sometimes #simplestamping is the best! Here is a close up of the cute Ladybug Trinket.

I'd be delighted to be your demonstrator! Visit www.stampinup.com to see all of these products and to place an order. To subscribe to Paper Pumpkin visit  https://www.paperpumpkin.com/subscribe?demoid=2052134

  • Stamp Set: Enjoy the Moment
  • Colors and Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Paper Snips, Glue Dots
  • DSP: Flower & Fields (SAB Item)
  • Ribbon: White Baker's Twine, Retired Cherry Cobbler string
  • Punches: Classic Label Punch (to make the notches for the ribbon)
  • Embellishment: Ladybug Trinkets

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Valentine's Treat Holder

 

Happy Valentine's Day! Today I am playing along with the Stampin' Up! Only Challenge 268 #SUOC268. The theme is 3D, Tags, Boxes & Bags, Etc. I created this beautiful treat holder which fits one of these Reese's chocolate heart candy's perfectly. 
I used Cherry Cobbler for the base. The beautiful Designer Series Paper pack is called Flower & Field and it's a free Sale-A-Bration item with a $50 purchase. SAB lasts until February 28th. I used the stamp set called Tags Tags Tags and the coordinating die, Trio of Tags to create the Valentine tag. I die cut a piece of Black Glimmer paper and added it behind the Valentine tag for sparkle. 

The little dragonfly is punched out of the Dandy Garden DSP with the coordinating Dragonflies punch and attached with a mini dimensional. 

Here is the side view. You can see how the candy fits perfectly. Here are the measurements to create your own.

Cherry Cobbler Cardstock Base: Cut 2" x 11" and score at 5-1/8" and 5-7/8". Cut a small strip (this is the inside piece that holds the candy in place) 1" x 6" and score at 2", 2-3/4", 4-3/4" and 5-1/2".  Punch both ends of the base piece using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch. Fold your small strip into a box and glue inside to hold the candy in. 

Flower & Fields DSP: Cut 1-1/2" x 11" and score at 5-1/8" and 5-7/8". Punch both ends with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch. Wrap and glue this piece over the Cherry Cobbler base. 

I'd be delighted to be your demonstrator! Visit www.stampinup.com to see all of these products and to place an order. To subscribe to Paper Pumpkin visit  https://www.paperpumpkin.com/subscribe?demoid=2052134

  • Stamp Set: Tags Tags Tags
  • Colors and Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Flirty Flamingo
  • Tools: Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Paper Snips, Dimensionals
  • DSP: Dandy Garden 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, Flower & Fields DSP (SAB Item)
  • Ribbon: Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, White Baker's Twine
  • Punches: Dragonflies Punch, Delightful Tag Topper Punch
  • Dies: Trio of Tags

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Dandy Garden Suite and Sale-A-Bration Time!


I created these colorful dragonfly cards back in September at On Stage@Home when I got a sneak peek of the January-June Mini Catalog. Being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator has it's perks with early access to select products. It's finally here for you! Not only is the Mini Catalog here, but it's also Sale-A-Bration time. This means for every $50 you spend, you get to choose a free item from the SAB catalog. 
These cards use the Dragonfly Garden Bundle which comes with the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set and Dragonflies punch. 

The dragonflies are punched out of the Dandy Garden 6"x6" Designer Series Paper, also in the Dandy Garden Suite. If you look closely at each card, you will see different strips which coordinate with each of the dragonflies. I list the coordinating colors below. 

I'd be delighted to be your demonstrator! Visit www.stampinup.com to see all of these products and to place an order. To subscribe to Paper Pumpkin visit  https://www.paperpumpkin.com/subscribe?demoid=2052134
  • Stamp Set: Dragonfly Garden
  • Colors and Ink: Whisper White, Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Misty Moonlight, Mossy Meadow
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Paper Snips, Dimensionals
  • DSP: Dandy Garden 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper
  • Punch: Dragonflies Punch

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Plaid Tidings Rustic Centerpiece Embellishments

 

I created these cute, rustic centerpieces out of bark from one of our giant Cottonwood trees that lost branches during our October 2020 ice storm. I wrapped the bark with a piece of Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper cut in 1-1/2" strips. Then tied a piece of Bumblebee In Color ribbon around each one. 

Our Thanksgiving looks different this year due to Covid-19. We celebrated early with a socially distant feast! Everyone wore masks until it was time to eat. Instead of gathering around the small dining table, we spread out long tables in the living room.


I love Fall décor and all of the leaves! Each one of the napkins had a different saying of gratitude on them. We used my mother in law's China and I went with a theme of Whisper White and Crumb Cake to tie it all in. 

I was so proud of the twenty-four-pound turkey I roasted! I stuffed it with a blend of fresh rosemary, sage and thyme, one lemon and an onion. I basted the outside and under the skin with a butter blend made with fresh garlic, rosemary and finely chopped thyme. 


Here is the dessert table. We had two pumpkin pies, brownies and an apple pie!

Use these classic all-season plaids from the Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper for your holidays paper crafts or your all year long handmade projects. This high-quality printed paper is an excellent scrapbook paper, card making paper, and more. 

* 48 sheets of patterned paper: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs
* 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm)
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Coordinates with: Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Cinnamon Cider, Crumb Cake, Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, Misty Moonlight, Pretty Peacock, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Seaside Spray, Shaded Spruce, Whisper White

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  • DSP: Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer, Glue Dots
  • Ribbon: Bumblebee 2020-2021 In Color Ribbon

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