Circle, circle, around we go!

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Hello – Hello!

Time for another Blog Hop with my Global Stamping Friends! I love hopping with these talented demonstrators! This month’s theme is…can you guess from my title? Circles!! Let’s have some fun!

I saw this paper in my new All Is Bright DSP pack that I got last week and thought, “Oooh, elegant!” Plus, I have been drooling over the Beautiful Baubles stamp set and Detailed Baubles Thinlits ever since I saw it in the Holiday Catalog!! It is so gorgeous that I finally just had to order it! It just seemed so right to put the 2 together when they both came in the same box! WooHoo!

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At first I was going to use black and white to keep the feel of elegance, but after making a card using a white base…it just fell flat. I won’t bore you with that card…

My hubster actually encouraged me to use the Basic Black cardstock base and give it another whirl…and Oh My Gosh! I think it came out lovely!! And elegant!! Which is what I wanted in the first place!

Want to see it? Here it is:

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I am pleased with how it turned out! You can even see the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush in the light that is on the “wreath” around the ornaments! That was a lucky picture! I also added the Wink of Stella to the Whisper White sentiment circle, but you can’t see it in this picture. The ribbon already had sparkle in it…probably why they named it Shimmer Ribbon! 😉

What do you think? Did I hit the “elegant” mark on the nose, or what!? It definitely turned out better than the first one or the Turkey I was considering making, but thought I needed ovals for the feathers instead of circles…who knows, maybe I will still make one. It is November after all! LOL If you want instructions on how to make this card, just leave a comment below and I will get them emailed to you. Thanks!

To see the lovely Circle item Angélique Stempelkeuken made, please click on the arrow. Enjoy hopping through the blogs, I know I will!

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Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share with me!

Blessings, June

PS. In case you hadn’t figured it out yet, all the blue words are where you can click to see the items I am talking about…a new tab will open for your convenience.

If you would like to place an order and ei your order is less than $150, please use this Hostess Code and I will send you a personal Thank You card and gift. If you place an order over $150, you’ll get the rewards and a special Thank You from me!

November Hostess Code

Challenges this card was entered in:

HIMCR – Challenge #376 – Any Holiday

Crafting By Design – Get Ready For Christmas – October Edition

TTCRD – New Anything Goes Challenge 30th October

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Challenge #409

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Snowflakes are falling on my head!

Hello – Hello!

Ok, actually rain is falling on my head…has been for the past week and is forecasted to for the next week! Snow is in the mountains though! WooHoo!

The snowflakes I am referring to are from Stampin’ Up! From today until the last day of November these items will be on sale! They are NOT in the Holiday catalog…they are special! I’ll be showcasing them next week…after I make the stuff that is in my head this weekend!

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Here are the stamp sets: Happiness Surrounds

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and Snow is Glistening

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Here are some other fun items to go with the snowflake theme…Snowfall Thinlits! Gorgeous!!

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And to make them even better…White Velveteen Paper! What?! Yep, it is so soft and…velvety!

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And Snowflake Trinkets! So fun!

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I bought the Happiness Surrounds, Snowfall Thinlits and Velveteen paper and will be playing with them this weekend! Come back on Monday and see what I created!

In the meantime…here are some samples of what Stampin’ Up! has created. Enjoy!

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If you want to see more info or order your Snowflake sets now, please CLICK HERE or on any of the pictures!

If your order is less than $150, please use this Hostess Code and I will send you a personal Thank You card and gift. If you place an order over $150, you’ll get the rewards and a special Thank You from me!

November Hostess Code

Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share with me!

Blessings, June

Other happenings with Stampin’ Up! click on pictures to learn/see more:

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Last Halloween Hurrah!

Happy Halloween!

Yes, I know it is late on the 31st, but I subbed all week so far and really wanted to get this last Halloween post in because I am so proud of myself for actually making Halloween stuff and handing it out!! Yes, I gave away stuff that I made! Yay, me! (psst, my habit is to make it and forget to give it)

So, I wanted to show you the last of the items I made…the actual goodie bags from the Paper Pumpkin kit…they were a hit with the office staff at 2 of the schools and my son’s teachers. And, I gave away almost all the Halloween cards I had to teachers that I have subbed for or worked fairly close with so far this school year. I even had to use some of the cards from my Halloween Card Swap packet! Yay, me! (I know, you think I am weird and that is ok with me!)

Here are the other 2 alternative cards I made with PP kits pieces and extras…I added the black cat in because, well, what is Halloween without a black cat, right? Our black cat is named Lucky, so we are partial to black cats!

I also finished the baggies that I had not used for alternatives and added some black cats in the mix here as well!

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They are so stinking cute! So much fun to make!

So, there you have it! The last of the Halloween goodies and fun times! Now it is on to thinking of Christmas cards! Yikes! I know, Thanksgiving is in there and usually I don’t do much with cards for that either, yet I may just use up my fall and Thanksgiving stuff on the teachers this year, too! Won’t that be fun?! I surely do have plenty to be thankful about!

Enjoy what’s left of your evening…no trick-or-treaters at our house…they all go into town…made for a productive evening…stay tuned for a Circle Blog Hop on Friday…

Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share with me!

Blessings, June

PS. In case you hadn’t figured it out yet, all the blue words are where you can click to see the items I am talking about…a new tab will open for your convenience.

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Easy-Peasy Christmas Cards!

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Hello, Hello!

If you have seen my posts before, you know I am a huge fan of Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! In case you are new and have not heard of Paper Pumpkin…or heck, in case you have seen me mention it, but didn’t ask what it was…let me tell you about this amazing monthly kit! The joyful mail I get each month!

Paper Pumpkin is a monthly kit from Stampin’ Up! that comes right to your mailbox. All the hard work of designing the cards and cutting out the cardstock and diecuts is already done for you! All you have to do is put it together! Inside is everything you need to make a minimum of 8 cards. Sometimes you get little crafts that are 3D items like treat baggies or tubes for Halloween, or stockings and bunnies for Christmas and Easter. The crafts vary depending on the Holiday coming up. Mostly, it is amazing cards that are simple and easy to make. There are instructions to follow for each type of card, usually 2 designs and you make 4 of each design. Then there are leftovers that you can use to make more cards. Envelopes for the cards are always included, as are the stamp set and ink that you need. There are embellishments and adhesive as well! In your first box, they even send you a clear block to use each month for stamping!

Here are some examples from past kits. Current Paper Pumpkin subscribers have the opportunity to purchase past kits.

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So, there you have it! Paper Pumpkin is a fun box you get in the mail each month and you get to make all kinds of cards and crafts! And, it’s only $19.95! You can’t buy 8 cards for that! You’d get maybe 3, if you’re lucky! Your family and friends will LOVE your handmade cards! Trust me! Mine do and yours will too!

This next box is decorated for Christmas, so there will be Christmas themed items in it and that can help you get your holidays started. What better way to say, “I love you and am thinking of you” than with a handmade card at Christmas time?!

I will be posting more Paper Pumpkin projects in the future. I tend make 1 of each of what the instructions say and then I often veer off and do my own alternate cards and projects. However, I have been known to love their design so much that I just made what came in the kit and used the extras for my alternates. There are always plenty of extra embellishments and you can even mix items from other boxes! If I need a Birthday card, but the current kit says Thank You, I will just go to another kit and get the stamp I want. That’s the beauty of it all! You get to keep the stamps and ink as well as all the leftovers to use as you wish!

Ok, I could keep going on and on, but I won’t.

If you want this box of FUN coming to your mailbox next month, then CLICK HERE to start your subscription now! You need to register before the 10th of November! Don’t wait! DO IT NOW! You won’t regret it!

Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along!

Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share with me!

Blessings, June

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SU! Holiday Card Swap #4

Hello Out There!

I just realized I forgot to show you card #4 form the Holiday card swap I had done. Jeepers, I really need to get myself organized and consistent!

This one was a fun one! I was again using the Still Night stamp set and thinlits. However, I needed to come up with the Big Shot focal piece. Of course, all my other cards already did that and I was almost freaked out thinking that I had used all possibilities up. Alas, I finally remembered that one of the main ideas I had had before they all blanked out on me was to do a snowy owl. So, here is my snowy owl!

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I kept it simple. I used the Whisper White cardstock as a base and distressed it with Pacific Point, which was also my 2nd layer. I also corner rounded it to soften it a bit. The branch is cut from Early Espresso card stock using the thinlits and my Big Shot. I embossed the Pacific Point using the Softly Falling embossing folder (one of my faves!) and had also cut out a few of the snowflakes. I used the clear rhinestones in the center of the larger snowflakes. I also used sheer ribbon across the bottom to keep the branch from just “floating” in the sky. It seemed to ground it.

Of course, after making all these cards using this set…I found ideas on Pinterest that turned the branch sideways. That is something I still will do and see how I like it. For now, I am pleased with my cards and I am pleased with all the other cards I got in return! I am well on my way to having cards stocked up by doing these swaps and making my own cards.

Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along!

Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share with me!

Blessings, June

Other happenings in Stampin’ Up right now and the near future. You can click on each picture for more information:

October 23rd ONLY for 24 Hours ONLY!

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Challenges this has been entered into:

Hiding in My Craftroom – HIMCR #375 – Freestyle!

Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog – Challenge 402

A Bit More Time To Craft – Challenge #78 – Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door – TTCRD anything goes challenge week 16th Oct

A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog – October Challenge # 10

Cute ‘N Crafty Challenge Blog – Challenge #12 Anything Goes

Beccy’s Place Challenges – October Challenge

CAS Christmas Card Challenge BLog – October 2018 Birds

 

 

 

Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop!

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Hello!
Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Pop-Up Blog Hop! We are all fans of this monthly crafting kit and want to share with you our enthusiasm for this box of creative fun! This is my first time hopping with this group, however, I am sure it won’t be the last since I am a huge Paper Pumpkin fan!
The beauty of the Paper Pumpkin kit is that you can follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as they were designed, or use the supplies as a starting point and let your own creativity run wild.
On this hop, we will be sharing many alternate ideas with you on how to use the September kit called ‘Frights and Delights.’
I like to start out making at least 1 of each of the planned projects in a kit first. I just haven’t bought any candy yet, so I thought I would use one of Paper Pumpkin’s images. They look better with candy in them than empty. Aren’t they cute little packages?? I’ll be using them for secretaries and teachers at the schools I sub at and where my son goes.
Then, I see where my own creative juices flow…here is what happened this month…
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I have made up my mind to do more scrapbooking and have therefore challenged myself to make at least 1 scrapbook page with the kit contents each month. For this, I need to add a 12 x 12 piece of card stock, which is in Rich Razzleberry today. Normally, I would use the included cards to back the photos, yet since this kit did not have cards, I did have to grab some other card stock as well. In this case, some Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, and Cajun Craze. Ideally, I would like to use as much from the kit as I can to show you that you can do it too. Also, this month, to have a change of pace for non Halloween folks, I added in a fall stamp set called Colorful Seasons stamp set and Seasonal Layers thinlits.
I used 2 of the cellophane bags and cut them on one side. Then I did a fan fold and adhered the sides together after tying them in the middle with the bakers twine from the kit. I made the bakers twine long enough so that I could tie it in a bow around the stems of the leaves.
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The leaves are stamped in Rich Razzleberry, Cajun Craze, and Crushed Curry. The leaf overlay is cut from Mango Melody. I used glue dots on the back of the leaves to stick them to the cellophane fan circle.
For the title, I embossed one of the flower thinlits onto the silver paper that was in the box. I just used a scrap of it. I thought they came out pretty cool. I was attempting to cut the flower and instead it did this. I liked it, so I didn’t run it through the Big Shot again. I also used the Stitched Framelits to make the ovals around the title. I use these A LOT! I absolutely love them! You can also see that I used Rich Razzelberry ink to stamp a bunch of leaves all over the back ground to give it some extra pizzazz and add to the falling leaves…
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After making the scrapbook page, I thought I should make a card using as much from the kit as I could. I needed to add cardstock for the base of the cards, yet, the rest is from the kit itself. These 2 cards came together pretty quick!
This first one, I used Gorgeous Grape cardstock and cut 1 inch off the bottom of the top part of the card. Then I used the spider web cellophane bag and cut it open to make a cover for the top of the card. I used the small and large spider on the same stamp block to stamp the bottom border. Then used the silver pumpkin to adhere behind the jack-o-lantern. I stamped the sentiment and tied some of the bakers twine around the fold to disguise it.
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The only thing I don’t like about this card is that you can see the glue dots that I used to stick the bag to the front. Not sure what else I could have done.
The next card I like better…
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I used a piece of Granny Apple Green card stock and Whisper White cardstock. I used the Gorgeous Grape ink for the stamping after putting almost all the stamps onto 1 block to make a word and picture collage. I saw somebody on a facebook site do something similar for a scrapbook page background and was reminded that I had once done that for Christmas cards from Paper Pumpkin a few years ago. I love using that idea when you have lots of little stamps!
I used the same block of stamps to stamp the background with Versa Mark ink. Then I added the silver circle behind the ghosts eyes to give it that eerie look. I cut off part of the tag and edged it with the Gorgeous Grape like I did the whole card and the worded rectangle. Gotta love distressing! I tied some of the black and silver bakers twine around the fold and tied a bow. I used dimensionals for the back of the tag and the ghost. Simple and quick card.
There you have it. 3 fairly quick and easy alternates to a very fun paper Pumpkin kit. Did you have to go Halloween? No, you did not. Could you if you wanted to? Naturally! Paper Pumpkin is for anyone and any level of crafting that wants to get products you can’t buy anywhere else.
Are you currently a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? If not, now is a great time to join in the fun!
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Coming next week…Paper Pumpkin FLASH SALE! Don’t miss out. Check with your demonstrator to start getting your box in the mail. If you don’t have one, I am happy to get you started with your subscription to Paper Pumpkin!

HOW the FLASH SALE WORKS:
Paper Pumpkin has a LIMITED NUMBER of October kits to offer at a special introductory rate. The flash promotion price for new subscribers is $5. The flash promotion starts October 8, 2018. The sale will continue until supplies run out or the October subscription period ends on October 10, whichever comes first.
If the supply runs out before October 10, they will end the sale and automatically begin accepting new subscribers for November (which features a one-of-a-kind, exclusive holiday kit in a specially-designed box).

CLICK HERE or on the picture above and make sure you use promo Code FLASH1018 to lock in your $5 box of October fun!

Thank you for joining us as we share with you the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin! Now hop over to Deb’s blog to see her fun creation.
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Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along!

Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share with me!

Blessings, June

Global Stamping Friends Bloghop

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Hello!

I love blog hops, don’t you?! I haven’t done any in awhile and now I have 2 back-to-back!

This one is with a group I have hopped with in the past. We are called Global Stamping Friends and this month the theme is Card Sets.

Since I am on a Paper Pumpkin kick right now, I chose to use Birthday cards from past Paper Pumpkin(PP) sets. This set is actually going to be a Give-Away for next week’s new Paper Pumpkin promotion. Keep reading to the end to find out more! I may even toss a few other items inside next week, maybe a few sheets of PP grid paper, that would be fun and useful…we shall see…

The “holder” for the card set is a Paper Pumpkin themed trash bin! I even have the blue tissue paper that your PP kit comes wrapped up in! There is also a PP pen inside so that you always have a pen to add a personal touch to the cards!

Here are the 5 different cards that are in the bin with envelopes. 2 are gift card holders or just little notes to add to a gift. 1 is a little 3″ x 3″ card to add to a gift. Then there are 2 full sized cards, one of which has a banner wrapped around it and comes off for the birthday person to be able to hang up. For this one, I had it say “Enjoy.” These were all fun and simple to make. That’s what is so awesome about Paper Pumpkin…it’s easy-peasy and simply delightful! For beginners or experienced folks and young or older alike.

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When you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, you get a lovely red box in the mail each month…from it you can either make what comes in the box following the instructions, or you can make alternate items. It is all a matter of what you are comfortable with. Check back tomorrow to see some alternates from September’s PP kit!

Then stay tuned for next week’s give-away of this card set!

Now on to Angélique‘s blog to see what card set she created! Enjoy!

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Coming next week…Paper Pumpkin FLASH SALE! Don’t miss out. Check with your demonstrator to start getting your box of crafting fun in the mail. If you don’t have one, I am happy to get you started with your subscription to Paper Pumpkin! Check back tomorrow for more details on this FLASH SALE!

Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along!

Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share with me!

Blessings, June