Thursday, February 15, 2018

Paper Pumpkin is Turning Five!


Happy birthday to us! March 2018 is Paper Pumpkin’s 5th anniversary and we are kicking it off with a truly exciting campaign. Not only are we celebrating five years of creating and sharing together, but we also want to say thank you to all of our demonstrators and customers who have helped us reach this great milestone. And what better way to do that than with a March kit which includes a fantastic, FREE gift and a specially designed, one-of-a-kind box? This kit is gorgeous, collectible, and is almost sure to go down in Paper Pumpkin history as an all-time customer favorite!

Promotion Details
  • The free gift complements the kit but is not needed to complete the kit.
  • The free gift is exclusive to the March Paper Pumpkin kit and cannot be found anywhere else.
  • The free gift is a crafting product with a wide range of use that can be used on a variety of papercrafting projects.
  • The free gift holds an approximate retail value of $6-$8 when compared to similar products offered by Stampin’ Up!.
  • Subscribe here between February 11–March 10 at 11:50 PM (Mountain Time).
I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see what Stampin' Up! has in store for us with the special box and free kit. I love surprises!

Paper Pumpkin makes a great gift so consider treating yourself to a monthly subscription or buying a gift for a loved one! 

Paper Pumpkin is great for beginners. I had a class last night with a local Girl Scout troop and we made valentine cards with the January kit supplies. We had a blast!

Let me know if I can answer any questions.

Happy Stampin',
Christine

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Faux Watercolor Wash with Stampin Blends & Tuesday Tip Video Tutorial


Happy Tuesday! Today’s project is a quick and simple birthday card. The stamp set I used is the Bird Banter stamp set from the 2018 Occasions catalog. Here is a photo of the stamps in the set:
You might notice in my card there are no birds even though I used the Bird Banter set. The party hat was the perfect size to fit my stitched square. In my weekly video tutorial I am showing you how to get a faux watercolor wash look using the Stampin Blends. Click below to watch my video tutorial. I would appreciate you subscribing to my YouTube channel as I post weekly papercrafting videos.



Measurements:
Pool Party card base - 5 1/2" by 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
Berry Burst – 4” by 5 1/4"

Like, comment, or share the post at my Facebook page by midnight EST on Monday, February 19th for a chance to win the card kit. Drawing open to US residents only.

Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back on Thursday with another project to share.

Happy Stampin’,

Christine

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sale-A-Bration Sunday - Party Pandas Valentine

Stampin Up - Party Pandas

Happy Sunday! I hope you are having a fantastic weekend. I spent some time in the craft room making swaps for a team meeting this evening and creating some cards I need to mail tomorrow for various reasons.

Today's card was the swap I created for our team meeting. The swap theme was Sale-A-Bration and I used three Sale-A-Bration products. Have you caught the Party Panda madness? The pandas have been one of the most popular items so far.

I love that this card could be sent to a valentine (or hand delivered this week), but why not send a card such as this one any day of the year to let a loved one or friend you are thinking about them.

Measurements for my card:
Calypso Coral card base - 5 1/2" by 4 1/4" scored at 4 1/4"
Basic Black - 3 7/8" by 5 1/8"
Whisper White - 3 3/4" by 5"
Designer Series Paper - 1" by 3 3/4"
Basic Black - 2 1/4" by 3"
Whisper White - 2" by 2 3/4"
Ribbon - 5" piece

Between now and March 31, 2018 if you spend $50 in my Online Store you can pick out any Level 1 Sale-A-Bration item for free. If you spend $100 you can choose a Level 2 item. 

I'll be back on Tuesday with another video tutorial and project to share.

Happy Stampin',
Christine

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Join the Sweet & Simple Stampers

February is the month of love and I would love for you to consider joining my stamping team the Sweet & Simple Stampers this month. During Sale-A-Bration the starter kit opportunity is an extra sweet deal with the addition of any two additional stamp sets for free.  


Become a member of Stampin' Up and my team the Sweet & Simple Stampers with the purchase of the Stampin' Up starter kit. The kit is a sweet deal - just pick out any $125 of product for only $99 (plus tax if applicable) - and no shipping! During Sale-A-Bration between 1/3/18 – 3/31/18 you can also pick out two additional stamp sets of your choice for free!

Being a member of my team the Sweet & Simple Stampers you get extra special perks. I am passionate about paper crafting whether you are looking for a discount on supplies or want to earn some extra income I will help you achieve your goals. Here are my benefits:
 
  • Attend monthly team gathering in Massachusetts with stamping and sharing plus online options for any long distance friends
  • Access to all my PDF tutorials for free
  • Team Facebook group
  • Team recognition and incentives throughout the year
  • Optional one on one training for business-minded stampers
There are many perks to being part of Stampin' Up:
  • Ongoing 20% discount off all of your orders (and the ability to increase that to 25%) 
  • VIP access to new product releases and ability to pre-order new products
  • Access to Stampin’ Connection with thousands of card samples
  • Receive Stampin' Success magazine on a quarterly basis
  • Opportunity to attend Stampin’ Up! Onstage corporate events twice a year
I would be happy to answer any questions.

I'll be back on Sunday with another project to share.

Happy Stampin',
Christine

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Cat Punch Valentines & Tuesday Tip Video Tutorial

Thoughtful Banners Stampin Up

Happy Wednesday! Sorry I'm a day late posting. I had some technical difficulties editing my video and decided to redo it today. Today’s projects are sweet and simple valentine cards perfect for a cat lover. The stamp set is the Thoughtful Banners stamp set from the 2017-2018 Annual catalog. Here is a photo of the stamps in the set:

In my weekly video tutorial I am showing you how to use the Cat Punch to use a negative and positive punched images on your cards. I used the exact same layout. Click below to watch my video tutorial. I would appreciate you subscribing to my YouTube channel as I post weekly papercrafting videos.


Measurements:
Whisper White card base - 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
Berry Burst – 4” by 5 ¼”
Basic Black – 3” by 3 ¾”
Whisper White – 2 ¾” by 3 ½”
DSP – 1 ½” by 4”
Ribbon – 5 ½” piece

Like, comment, or share the post at my Facebook page by midnight EST on Monday, February 12th for a chance to win the card kit. Drawing open to US residents only.

Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back on Thursday with another project to share.

Happy Stampin’,

Christine

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Petal Palette Swap Card


Happy Friday! I hope your week has been wonderful. Today’s project is a swap card I designed for a shoebox swap in December. My favorite part of the card is the beautiful Berry Burst ribbon. I used the Petal Palette stamp set from the 2018 Occasions catalog. Here is a photo of the stamp set:

To color in the flowers and leaves I used my Berry Burst & Old Olive markers and scribbled onto a clear envelope then picked up the color with my Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush. I colored darker on the left and lighter on the right side of the flower and leaves.

Measurements for the card:
Whisper White card base: 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Basic Black layer: 3 7/8” by 5 1/8”
Whisper White layer: 3 ¾” by 5”
Petal Palette DSP: 3” by 3 5/8”
Berry Burst Ribbon: 5” piece

Spend $50 in my Online Store and you can select a Sale-A-Bration item for free! Here is a sample Petal Palette bundle of products:

Petal Palette stamp set - $35.00
Basic Black Archival Ink Pad - $7.00
Berry Burst 3/8” Metallic Edge Ribbon - $7.00
Stampin Dimensionals - $4.00
Subtotal $53.00 plus shipping and tax (based on Massachusetts)
Grand Total $63.26
Plus any Level 1 Sale-A-Bration item

Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back on Sunday with another Sale-A-Bration project to share.

Happy Stampin’,

Christine

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