Month: April 2016

April 2016 Paper Pumpkin Wreath

April 20, 2016

I have to say that the last 6-8 months Paper Pumpkin consisted of cards but this month with the promo of a FREE stamp set- they created a fun craft! Some may have been bummed expecting cards but…this wreath is really fun and the FREE stamp set is super cute and versatile! Hopefully, I can get some samples up soon using the stamp set.

I put my wreath together quickly by just winding those cool pre-cut and pre-adhesived vines around the styrofoam wreath. It really looks like the sample photo! Just keep wrapping it close together so no white styrofoam shows. They even provide many more than you actually need so do not worry.

I loved the extras in the kit- all the blackboard tags and the Very Vanilla ink- wasn’t that neat?


Now, I did add a little to my wreath by making the yellow flowers their full size and adding pearls to the middle. I also added some little flowers on the chalkboard frame using my Itty Bitty Accents punch and the little flower in the Tree Builder punch.

Now, I have a pretty little wreath to look at by my printer:

Paper pumpkin wreath on printer

Wouldn’t this be a wonderful gift for someone? A Teacher, A Pastor’s Wife, A Friend…

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April 2016 Craft Project Central #7

April 19, 2016

Another cute gift set from  Craft Project Central’s Designer Monika Davis

Faux Leather Flower Pin Gift Set SP

Spring is here, and what better way to celebrate it than with beautiful, colorful flowers. This tutorial is great for a stamp camp, or as a class project. Make a pretty flower pin with a faux leather look. Learn how to give texture to plain cardstock and make easy Do-It-Yourself jewelry. If you don’t like to wear pins, turn the pin into a bag topper or another 3-D embellishment. You can change the colors to make this for a wedding or other special occasion. You will even learn how to make a box to hold the pin. The coordinating card is a gift itself that can be framed or placed in an album. 

Hop over to Craft Project Central to subscribe to April 2016 for only $10!

Don’t forget to play along with the Creating Pretty Cards Monthly Card Challenge HERE.

The Retiring List is up!

April 18, 2016


The Stampin’ Up Retiring List is up!

Starting today, April 18-June 1, 2016


(there’s a zoom on the right side of the page once you open the PDF – it’s tiny otherwise!)

While it’s sad to say goodbye to some of our current stamps and accessories, you are going to ADORE what’s coming out in the new catalog on JUNE 1ST!  I just viewed the new cattie online (a perk of being a demo!) and it is AWESOME! I am so excited!!

NOW, it is time to check over any stamps or accessories you had on your wish list that may be going away.  The retiring stamps and accessories from the 2015-2016 catalog will be available while supplies last until May 31st. However, due to high demand for retiring stamps, Stampin’ Up will keep producing retiring stamps through May 22nd.  After that, while supplies last.

  *Remember, accessories are always “while supplies last”. This includes ribbons, buttons, etc.- anything that is not a stamp.   And they are on sale!

Remember to look at the bundles, if the BUNDLE is marked retired but the individual items are not retired, it means that the stamp and/or punch/framelits will not be at the 15% bundled price in the new catalog. So, if you had one on your list- this is a good time to get the 15% bundled discount.

Any questions, contact me at 724-323-2296 or

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April 2016 Craft Project Central #6 with A Nice Cuppa

April 16, 2016

It’s my turn to give a sneak peek at my projects for Craft Project Central’s April 2016 Edition! I had so much fun creating this ensemble using the Stampin’ Up A Nice Cuppa Bundle with coordinating Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper and Balloon Celebration stamp set.

This is a detailed tutorial jam packed with 6 great ideas!

Packaged to a Tea SP

Planning a tea party and need some favors?  Or maybe you want to make some cute little gifts for the tea, coffee, or hot cocoa lover in your life?  This detailed photo tutorial ensemble covers them all- favors, tea bag and K-cup holders, and even a hot cocoa envelope card- all packaged to a “TEA” to give as sweet treats to those you care about. 

Remember, you get all the April 2016 projects’ detailed instructions for just $10.

You can subscribe HERE at Craft Project Central.

I am giving away a random FREE April subscription TODAY to a lucky reader who comments on Craft Project Central’s website on MY project.

This is for TODAY only, April 16!

Head on over, YOU could be a winner!

SU Kinda Eclectic Gate Fold

April 15, 2016

Hey kids…here’s an oldie but goodie Tri-gatefold card. I used the SU Kinda Eclectic stamp set and three of our retiring colors- Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, and Tangelo Twist.

02CB0515 SU Kinda Eclectic Tri gatefold !

03CB0515 SU Kinda Eclectic Tri gatefold open


06CB0515.jpg kinda eclectic inside

This card is a portrait A2 sized card (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″). To create the gatefold, put the 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2 ” piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock on the Scoring Tool with the 8 ½” side along the top. Score at 2 -1/8 in. and 6-3/8 in. Fold sides in to create a 5 ½ in. by 4 ¼ in. Gate Fold card.

The three stamped panels each measure 1 1/8″ by 3″
and are bordered by colored cardstock that is 1 3/8″ x 3 ¼”.

*Note: The panels are retired Naturals Ivory cardstock and the ribbon is retired as well.  However,  Very Vanilla cardstock and Striped Cotton In Color 2014-16 ribbon would work wonderfully.

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