Stampin’ UP! Garden Birdhouses

May 14, 2021

I was smitten with the Stampin’ UP! Garden Birdhouses stamp set as soon as I saw it…

I made a few of these for a swap group I am in- it was a lovely color therapy session amid a plethora of things I had to so this week getting prepared to go on the Stampin’ UP! Hawaii Incentive trip tomorrow! WooHoo!

I stamped the Crumb Cake Card Base with Sahara Sand ink to create a background for focal image of the birdhouse. I “painted” my birdhouse with Light Night of Navy, Dark Daffodil Delight, and Dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends. I had good luck coloring the Early Espresso leaves with Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I colored a bunch of leaves with Dark Old Olive, too. See below. Both colors looked great! Usually, I stick to Memento Tuxedo Black when I use blends. Just do a scratch paper image to see if the blends react with the stamping ink- some do, some don’t.

Take a look at the cute Stampin’ UP! Garden Birdhouses stamp set.

Oh, I just love this set!!!!

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Sign up for the June 2021 Paper Pumpkin “Expressions in Color”

May 12, 2021


Oh my gosh…I am so excited for this one!!

Expressions In Color by Paper Pumpkin

Make a splash with awe-inspiring, ink-stained artistry! This month’s ink-credible kit featuring three new 2021-23 In Colors contains enough elements to create nine cards (3 each of 3 designs) and includes trendy alcohol ink-stained paper pieces, an exclusive stamp set, and NOT ONE, BUT TWO Classic Stampin’ Spots! And, it all comes in a beautiful, colorful, and collectible box. This is a super affordable way to get aquainted with new colors in Stampin’ Up!’s current line. And if you love it all, you can pair this kit up with products from the coordinating Expressions In Ink Suite- Bumblebee, Evening Evergreen, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink!

Subscribe now until June 10 to get this Artistic Kit!

Subscribe with me HERE by June 10th

*My Active Paper Pumpkin Subscribers (who receive their monthly kit through me) will be mailed, by the end of the month, an alternate card/project.

Stampin’ UP! Flowers of Friendship Bundle with Days to Remember Video Tutorial

May 12, 2021

If you wondered how to use the cool Stampin’ UP! Days to Remember calendar stamp in the NEW Annual Catalog…this is the post for you! Think how cool it will be to personalize a card for a special event!!!



Here is a video showing how unbelievably easy it is to make the calendar!!!!!

Of course, the Stampin’ UP! Flowers of Friendship Punch Bundle colored with the Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers is perfect to decorate the calendar image. I used the NEW In Colors Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia, and Soft Succulent.

Two cards for two sweet friends…Let’s just make sure they get in the mail, Cindy!

Everything you need to make a card markng a special event or to make a 12 month mimi desk/purse calendar:)

Measurements: Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ on the 8-1/2″ side, Designer Series Paper and Basic White inside: 4″ x 5-1/4″

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Stampin’ UP! April 2021 Paper Pumpkin “So Cool” and last day to sign up for “Batter Up!”

May 10, 2021

Today is the last day to sign up for the May 2021 Paper Pumpkin!

Oh, it is a super cute one! We all need guy cards but it can be for girls, too!

Step up to the plate, take a swing, and knock it out of the park! With the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit, it’s your turn to go to bat for all the people who’ve gone to bat for you. This month’s timeless kit with a “throwback” theme contains enough grand slam supplies to create nine cards—and coordinating envelopes—featuring classic colors, pinwheel and pinstripe patterns, and vintage-washed paper pieces. There’s no “batter” way to root, root, root for your home team and honor the all-stars in your life!

Batter Up! by Paper Pumpkin

A beloved baseball-themed kit would be incomplete without the sport’s signature, sticky snack—the official bubble gum of the MLB! A favorite in the field, the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit contains a couple sticks of the chewy staple to slide a piece into a card, or save it for later.

Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and coordinating envelopes. The all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more.

Kit makes 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ A2 sized cards with a color palette of Basic White, Bumblebee, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede

Subscribe now until May 10 to get this Homerun of a Kit!

Subscribe with me HERE by May 10

*My Active Paper Pumpkin Subscribers (who receive their monthly kit through me) will be mailed, by the end of the month, an alternate card/project.

Here is an alternate card I made with the April 2021 Paper Pumpkin called “So Cool”. I found some cute card kits from Sale-a-bration from about four or five years ago and put them to use!

I love how I can use my stamp sets from my Paper Pumpkins long after the supplies are used up in the kit. And I find myself using the neat embellishments/supplies on other cards other than my kit cards, too! Great to have on hand for a craft fix with everything at my fingertips!

My Stamparatus came in handy on this card- quick and easy stamping. I used
Hinge Stamping to easily make a design with the sentiment. You can see how to do this in the video below I made a while back. And since I was stamping on a pattern paper card stock, if I needed to “re-stamp” the sentiment, I could easily stamp it again in the same place.

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Stampin’ UP! Hand Penned Memories and More Cards and Envelopes with Penned Flowers Dies

May 7, 2021

This week I showcased the Stampin’ UP! Hand Penned Suite…and this card shows even more! The Stampin’ UP! Hand Penned Memories and More Cards and Envelopes are AB-SO-LUTELY gorgeous! I used the Basic Borders Dies to cut off a small portion of the bottom of the card front.

The Basic Border Dies are so awesome! SIX dies that can cut up to the 6″ size of the Memories and More Cards!

I adhered a strip of the Stampin’ UP! Hand Penned Designer Series Paper to the bottom of the inside of the card.

OMGosh…I used the NEW Tailor Made Tags Dies for the sentiment, too! The sentiment can be found in the Stampin’ UP! Quiet Meadow stamp set. The Penned Flower Dies became the focal point of the outside with some 2021-2023 In Color Jewels.

See how cool the Stampin’ UP! Tailor Made Tags Dies are….

So many fun new products to play with…

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