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

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza Extended Through Midnight 11/25/20

Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza Extended through midnight MT!

Are you just about ready to start your Christmas countdown? The big day is only weeks away, which means you may be thinking about your holiday paper crafting plans. Perhaps you'd like to make an advent calendar, create some handmade décor, or prep some scrapbook pages. The possibilities are truly endless! And since the busiest shopping season is going on now, this is the perfect time for Stampin' Up!'s Merry & Bright Online Extravaganza today, November 24th, with 10% off select annual catalog items. You know that adding a personal touch to the holidays can make the season even more meaningful and fun. So make sure you spread the word about this fabulous sale so everyone can make the world a more beautiful place this Christmas season! I have attached a list of excluded items below. On Nov 24th you can go to www.stampinup.com and shop the sale items. Please choose me, Kris Kilkenny, as your demonstrator at checkout. 

Excluded Sale Items:

150581HARVEST HELLOS CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)
101406JET BLACK STAZON PAD
101780WHISPER WHITE CRAFT STAMPIN' INK REFILL
102283VERSAMARK PAD
102566JET BLACK STAZON INK REFILL
102845BLENDER PENS
103683GLUE DOTS
105117PUMPKIN PIE 8-1/2" X 11" CARDSTOCK
105229PUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN’ INK REFILL
107300VERY VANILLA MEDIUM ENVELOPES
109196STAZON CLEANER
110755MULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUE
120279CLEAR BLOCK CADDY
130148GRID PAPER
132708TUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK PAD
133324SCALLOPED TAG TOPPER PUNCH
133456TUXEDO BLACK MEMENTO INK REFILL
133773SPONGE DAUBERS
137858PREPAID PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIPTION 1-MONTH
137859PREPAID PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIPTION 3-MONTH
137860PREPAID PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIPTION 6-MONTH
137861PREPAID PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIPTION 12-MONTH
138292TRIPLE BANNER PUNCH
138309FINE-TIP GLUE PEN
141822UNINKED STAMPIN' SPOTS
147086PUMPKIN PIE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD
147154MANY MARVELOUS MARKERS
147277UNINKED STAMPIN’ PAD & WHISPER WHITE REFILL
148213STAMPARATUS MAGNETS
149167TOPPER LID
149168INK PAD & MARKER STORAGE
149169STAMPIN' BLENDS STORAGE
149170TOPPER STORAGE
149171OPEN STORAGE
149518DELIGHTFUL TAG TOPPER PUNCH
149653STAMPIN’ CUT & EMBOSS MACHINE
149695CRAFT & CARRY STAMPARATUS BAG
149699STAMPIN' SEAL+
150457HOLIDAY RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELS
150667TRIO OF TAGS DIES
151508SADDLE BROWN STAZON INK PAD
152477ARTISTRY BLOOMS ADHESIVE-BACKED SEQUINS
152711FANCY TAG TOPPER PUNCH
152812STAMPIN' SEAL+ REFILL
152813STAMPIN' SEAL
152814STAMPIN' SEAL REFILL
152820SADDLE BROWN STAZON INK REFILL
152883LOVELY LABELS PICK A PUNCH
153069MINI PAPER PUMPKIN B0X
1531552019-2020 EXPERIENCE CREATIVITY US (8 PACK)
154137PLAYING WITH PATTERNS SUITE COLLECTION (ENGLISH)
154711SPECIALTY PLATE
155236US ANNUAL 2020-21 (8PK)
1552442020–2021 ANNUAL CATALOG US (SINGLE)
100730WHISPER WHITE 8-1/2" X 11" CARDSTOCK
124302WHISPER WHITE 12" X 12" (30,5 X 30,5 CM) CARDSTOCK
101650VERY VANILLA 8-1/2" X 11" CARDSTOCK
144237VERY VANILLA 8-1/2" X 11" THICK CARDSTOCK
144239VERY VANILLA 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) CARDSTOCK
140272WHISPER WHITE 8-1/2" X 11" THICK CARDSTOCK
145829WHISPER WHITE 3" X 3" (7.6 X 7.6 CM) ENVELOPES
131527WHISPER WHITE NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPES
107301WHISPER WHITE MEDIUM ENVELOPES
144236VERY VANILLA NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPES
147155REGALS STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERS
147156SUBTLES STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERS
147157BRIGHTS STAMPIN' WRITE MARKESRS
147158NEUTRALS STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERS
1500792019–2021 IN COLOR STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERS
1531252020–2022 IN COLOR STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERS
152677SUMMER DAYS HOST CLING STAMP SET
153497TOUCHED MY HEART HOST CLING STAMP SET
149656MAGNETIC CUTTING PLATE
127551FULL WOOD-MOUNT STAMP CASES

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

To subscribe to Paper Pumpkin: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/subscribe?demoid=2052134  To place an order just visit stampinup.com and please choose me as your demonstrator. 

  • 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

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Detailed Dove Wrapped in Christmas

 

This detailed dove is stunning with the vellum placed behind the wings, don't you agree? This was created from a kit provided by my upline, Rhonda Griffin. We couldn't get together in person for a downline meeting due to Covid-19 so she provided us with one of her HomeBunny kits and we met while creating it via Zoom. I created the Peace on Earth sentiment using the Wrapped in Christmas stamp with Stampin' Write Markers in Real Red and Garden Green. The word, Peace, fit perfectly within the Classic Label punch. I punched it separately and popped it up with a Dimensional. I love the dainty Real Red Braided Linen Trim! The Real Red background is made with the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder. It gives the background a fancy texture. 

To subscribe to Paper Pumpkin: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/subscribe?demoid=2052134  To place an order just visit stampinup.com and please choose me as your demonstrator. 

  • Stamp Sets: Wrapped in Christmas
  • Colors and Ink: Real Red, Whisper White, Garden Green, Vellum
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer, Glue Dots, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Ribbon: Baker's Twine, Real Red Braided Linen Trim
  • Dies: Detailed Dove, Peek a Hoot, Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder
  • Punches: Classic Label Punch

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Jolly Gingerbread Paper Pumpkin Kit - Subscribe Before Nov 10th

Make the holidays sweet! 

Be sure to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin before November 10, 2020 to get the Jolly Gingerbread kit at:

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

Clues About the Jolly Gingerbread Kit

I don't know what it looks like, but I get clues from the marketing materials that Stampin' Up! sends out. And you do not want to miss out on this one! This box is filled with peppermint candy embellishments, curly designs, and an exclusive stamp set you'll love! The kit contains enough supplies to create 15 gift card carriers and coordinating envelopes. It can also be used to design traditional holiday cards, gift tags and other paper projects. It will arrive in a collectible, special edition gingerbread themed box! The project size is 2-1/4" x 4" and the envelope size is 2-3/4" x 4-3/8". It coordinates with Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride and Whisper White. 

Be sure to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin before November 10, 2020 to get the Jolly Gingerbread kit at:

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






Friday, November 6, 2020

Dragonfly Garden with On Stage at Home

 

Currently, Yogi and I are participating in On Stage @ Home which is Stampin' Up's annual convention. It had to be online this year due to Covid-19. It started last night with awards/recognition and an opening by Pat Benetar and Neil Giraldo which was so fun and fantastic. Here's a pic of the stamp sets and swag bag I received before the event. 

Today we are seeing projects and playing with stamp sets from the upcoming Jan-June 2021 mini catalog. We did a fun make and share project. Stampin' Up! sent us the dimensions for the cardstock before the even so that we had time to prepare our "kits" and stamp along with the instructors. We made three cards using the upcoming Dandy Garden Project Collection which includes the Dragonfly Garden set, the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper and the Ladybug Trinkets.



I love these creative layouts. I'll be creating some alternate projects to post as well. Thanks for stopping by! Please leave a comment and say hello! Happy Stamping!


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