Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Weekly Deals and Paper Pumpkin!

Look at all these awesome weekly deals - woohoo!!!  A few of these are on my wish list, so I'll be ordering this week!  For more details on these items, click here!

Alphabet Rotary Stamp by Stampin' Up!
Price$14.95 $11.21
Banner Punch
Price$12.95 $9.71
Price$32.95 $24.71
Hearts Border Punch by Stampin' Up!
Price$15.95 $11.96
Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit
Price$19.95 $14.96
Sweet Details Photobook Template -- Digital Download
Price$17.95 $10.77
Ticket Duo Builder Punch
Price$15.95 $11.96
Very Vintage Designer Buttons
Price$5.95 $4.46

I made it back from moving my oldest to LA and have been trying to get caught up.  I'm organizing a big marching competition (20 bands) this Saturday, so if I don't post too much this week, please understand. My camera decided it didn't want to come home with me, so Kim is mailing it back today.  For the time being, these will be phone pix so excuse the quality.  I did manage to get my Paper Pumpkin kit put together and all my subscribers will have a bonus project going out in the mail to them tomorrow.  Here is what I made with my kit:

I used some glue dots to attach individual sequins to the center of each polka dot for the bag on the left.  

I added the leaves for more of a fall bag instead of Halloween.  I used my Tangelo Twist marker to color in the words and letters for the second bag to make the word "Sweets" instead of just "Sweet".  

I used the Perfect Pennants stamp set for the tag on the left for a manly birthday gift bag.  I used some Real Red card stock with a Snowflake Embellishment and Vintage Brad for a holiday look.  
Do want to start getting these amazing kits along with a free bonus project each month?  Click here on MyPaperPumpkin to sign up today.  

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Christmas Trees and a tag!

Have you tried out the new Tree Punch in the Holiday Mini catalog yet?  If not, you really should!  It made this card super quick and easy to make.  I also love the coordinating Festival of Trees stamp set.
I punched the trees from the Trim the Tree DSP Stack and the Joy came from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies.  The new On Point Embossing Folder goes perfectly with the tree theme.  
 Supplies used:
Tree Punch, On Point Textured Embossing Folder, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies, Gold Glimmer Paper, Trim the Tree DSP Stack
Sahara Sand, Real Red, Whisper White, Garden Green, Early Espresso card stock,

I used the Festival of Trees stamp set with the punch on this adorable tag.  

Here's a little close up of the stamped and punched tree.  The stars are punched with the new Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. 
Supplies used:
Festival of Trees stamp set, Tree Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Kraft, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler card stock, Gold Glimmer paper
Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler ink, Angled Tag Topper Punch, Gold 1/8" Ribbon

Festival of Trees Photopolymer Stamp Set 
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Decorating projects with these stamps is almost as much fun as hanging ornaments on a real tree. And they won't leave pine needles on the carpet. Photopolymer. Set quantity: 13.
Tree Punch 
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More environmentally friendly than a chainsaw, this tree punch will give you a perfect shape every time without the need for safety glasses. Punched image size: 1-1/2" x 2-3/8".
Festival of Trees Photopolymer Bundle 
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Decorating projects with these stamps is almost as much fun as hanging ornaments on a real tree. And they won't leave pine needles on the carpet. Photopolymer. Set quantity: 13. The Tree Punch makes it easy to cut the stamped images quickly.
On Point Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
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Add a forest of depth to your holiday projects with this folder. Folder size: 4-1/2" x 6-3/16". Use with Texture Boutique or Big Shot and Standard Cutting Pads.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Decorate you packages with this fun Santa Bow & a garland!

Get ready for your holiday gift wrapping by making up a bunch of these adorable Santa package toppers.  They can also be used for gift tags and ornaments.

Supplies used:
Gift Bow Bigz L Die, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, 3/4" Circle Punch, Owler Builder punch, Word Window Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch
Real Red, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Basic Black card stock, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, White Chalk Marker

This fund no-sew garland would look adorable wrapped around a package, hanging from a gift bag or strung up around your Christmas tree or house.

Just sandwich your Baker's Twine in between 2 punched circles and you have a quick and easy no sew garland!  You can sew a garland just using one punched circle and add them as you sew.  
Supplies used:
1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch
Whisper White Baker's Twine, Snail Adhesive
Real Red, Garden Green card stock, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Trim the Tree DSP Stack

Gift Bow Bigz L Die 
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Makes bows in two sizes. Largest bow: 3-3/4" x 1-3/4".
Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 
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Transform your cardstock with a raised, textured design. 4-1/2" x 5-3/4".

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Wondrous Wreath Card and Tag!

Today's projects are an adorable card and tag using the new Wonderful Wreath Framelits and Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set Bundle.  The stamp set is photopolymer for easy alignment and cutting.
(Ignore the red smudge - this card was well loved at the Christmas in August event)

Here's a little detail on the wreath and I love the words that come with the framelits

Isn't this a fun gift tag?  Love it!!!
Supplies used:
Wondrous Wreath stamp set and Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies, Hardwood stamp set
Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive and Smoky Slate ink
Smokey Slate, Real Red and Whisper White card stock, Red Glimmer paper
1/4" Real Red Cotton Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine

Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set 
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What would Christmas be like without a wreath? Well, there's no need to wonder, because the Wondrous Wreath set has you covered, with two-step photopolymer stamps to add some dimension to your creation. Set quantity: 9.

Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies 
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You may worry about staying in shape during the holidays, but at least you can cut out shapes easily. Largest image: 3" x 3". Use with Big Shot and Standard Cutting Pads.
Wonderous Wreath Photopolymer Bundle 
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What would Christmas be like without a wreath? Well, there's no need to wonder, because the Wondrous Wreath set has you covered, with two-step photopolymer stamps to add some dimension to your creation. Set quantity: 9.
Hardwood Clear Stamp Set133035
When you walk into a house and see beautiful hardwood floors, you instantly drool. Get that same reaction to your cards with this clear mount background stamp. Set Quantity: 1. First appeared in 2014-2015 Annual Catalog.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Beauty of the Season and Weekly Specials

One of my favorite things about the fall and winter is seeing all the different birds coming through and eating the berries off our holly tree.  I don't enjoy the mess they make on our front porch, but the birds are fun to watch.

Today's project is a card using the Beauty of the Season stamp set.

Don't you love how the Blendabilities Markers color on the Crumb Cake card stock?

I pulled threads off the Burlap Ribbon to make my own fiber bow.
Supplies used:
Beauty of the Season stamp set
Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake card stock
Memento Ink, Cherry Cobbler/Skin Tone/Daffodil Delight Blendabilities Markers
White Chalk Marker, 1/2" Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Burlap Ribbon, Stampin'Trimmer with Small Scallop Rotary Blade

Beauty of the Season Clear-mount Stamp Set 
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Even in the depths of winter, beauty can still be found all around us if we take the time to look. Express your hopeful feelings with these sentiments and artistic clear-mount stamps. Set quantity: 4.
Stampin' Blendabilities™ Markers Cherry Cobbler Assortment 
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Stampin' Blendabilities™ Markers Cherry Cobbler Assortment
Stampin' Blendabilities™ Markers Skin Tone Assortment by Stampin' Up! 
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6 markers. Bronze, Mocha, Blush, Natural, Nude, Ivory.
1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon 
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Stylish burlap in a pliable ribbon. 5 yds.
Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack by Stampin' Up!
Price$7.95 $5.96
Faces I Love Swatchbook Template -- Digital Download
Price$12.95 $7.77
Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
Price$7.95 $5.96
Gold Glitz Dazzling Details by Stampin' Up!
Price$2.50 $1.88
Hamburger Box Bigz Xl Die by Stampin' Up!
Price$42.95 $32.21
Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack
Price$7.95 $5.96
Ovals Collection Framelits Die
Price$26.95 $20.21
Party Pennants Bigz L Die by Stampin' Up!
Price$32.95 $24.71
For more info on our weekly deals, click here!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Snowman Candy Bar Wrapper and we're off to L.A. - maybe...

We are finally cleaned up and rested up from 6 days at the NEA Fair.  Kim had a great turnout at her booth and made back her start up investment plus a good profit for the week.  Now she has all her supplies, paints, equipment, stencils, etc. to do some work in the future.  We're supposed to head out today for California, but I'm not sure what time.  We were supposed to leave at 8am, but it's now 1:30 and she still has things to do.  I think we'll be lucky to make it out of Arkansas at this point. The next 2 days are going to be looooooonnnnngg!  Ugh!   So, I decided to do a few posts while I'm waiting for her.

Today's projects is an adorable snowman candy wrapper.  I love doing punch art and this project uses a lot of our punches.

Supplies used:
Punches:  Petite Petals, 1" Circle, 3/4", Itty Bitty Pack
Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Read, Pumpkin Pie card stock, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Cherry Cobbler ink, Good Greetings stamp set
Pearl Basic Jewels, uni-ball Signo Gel Pen, Cherry Cobbler 3/4" Chevron Ribbon

Good Greetings Clear-mount Stamp Set
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The Good Greetings Clear-mount Stamp Set is extremely versatile and will cover holidays from Halloween to Valentine's Day and beyond!

FREE when you reach $300 with your order!
* $300 in party sales before tax and shipping.
Cherry Cobbler 3/4" Chevron Ribbon 
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Trendy must-have! Adorable twill with chevron design. Whisper White accent woven through. 10 yds.