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Paper Pumpkin’s Birthday present to you.

Paper Pumpkin is turning six years old and to celebrate, the March kit will features a FREE stamp set, eight birthday cards that are sure to “pop,” plus cool party packaging. You read that right, in March, you will receive TWO stamp sets with your Paper Pumpkin kit. Which means that NOW is the perfect time to sign up.

There are several ways you can sign up for this amazing package. A monthly package is just $26.95 (incl. shipping) which can be cancelled or suspended at any time without penalty. Click on the link below to subscribe

https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-ca/sign-up/?demoid=2197642

You can also take advantage of a prepaid subscription to try it out if you are not sure. Options include, 1 month ($25.00) or 3 months ($75.00). Also Prepaid subscriptions of 6 months at $144.00 (save $1 a month) or 12 months at $275.00 (buy 11, get 1 free) will earn you free sale-a-bration items until March 31st so it’s a perfect time to test the waters and obtain some unique items. Just click on the link below to purchase a prepaid subscription

https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?culture=en-us&dbwsdemoid=2197642

Wedding Celebrations

Simple Celebrations are sometimes the best kind

I love making cards to celebrate the milestones in our lives. Every milestone makes for fond memories and makes us who we are today. One such milestone is coming up for my niece and her soon to be husband. So, of course, I had to make a card. I hope she likes it.

Sympathy cards are sometimes needed

Sadly, we sometimes need sympathy cards and showing someone you care, cannot be done by email, tweet, facebook etc. I made this card for my brother-in-law and his family when he lost his mother recently. She lived a good long life but I know she will be missed.

New Year, new craft choice

Paper Pumpkin is a great way to try a new craft. Each month you will receive a little red box with everything you need to create cards or a unique project along with complete instructions. It’s always a surprise which you will open with anticipation just like a Christmas present. My mother is in her 80’s and has put this kit together numerous times.

If you want to try it just for a few months, then a prepaid subscription might be your best choice.   This allows you to pay for 3, 6 or 12 months. You can also purchase a kit as a gift for someone.   Any prepaid subscriptions also earns you free sale-a-bration rewards such as a free stamp set to build up crafting supply.

Just click on https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?culture=en-us&dbwsdemoid=2197642 to sign up or contact me if you have any questions.

Simple is best

We don’t take enough time out of our busy days to make people feel appreciated for assisting us with our workload. Whether it be personal or work related, a quick thanks, as we rush off, isn’t always enough. Sending or presenting someone with a card, even days later, just reinforces the fact that you appreciate what they have done for you.

A simple card without all the fuss works best. I made these cards by scoring some detailed lines for texture and effect. I then added some washi tape as a pattern and finally stamped a simple sentiment. Thank You, Congratulation or From the Heart. The insides were left blank so you can put your own spin on the message.

If you want to know more about how you can create or order a simple card, please contact me. I can show you how to make cards by hosting card making classes or I can create a set of simple cards for you to have on hand for your customers or your co-workers.

Celebrating a new house

When someone buys a new house, they are excited. I created these cute cards so that they could be presented in order to share in the celebrations.

The card front was embossed with a wood texture to represent the outside of the house and like any new house, we want to put our own stamp on it, so I added the paint colour using card stock and mini roller as a fun way to show that. I think they look adorable

If you would like to learn how to make unique cards or 3D Papercraft items, I offer monthly card making classes in my home. If you would like to host a class with your friends in your home, that can be done as well. As a hostess, you could earn valuable rewards to allow you to build up a crafting supply of your own and during Sale-a-bration each order of $60.00 or more earns you a selection of freebies.

When it’s time to retire

When someone retires, it’s also a time for everyone who works with them, to sign a card and wish them well. I was asked to create a unique retirement card and decided to create the card below. It is called a Dutch fold card. I used Very Vanilla card stock as the base and some very simple Designer Series paper (DSP). I matted each piece with Sahara Sand card stock, then decorated the front with a flower and butterflies.

If you have an interest in learning various card making techniques, please contact me for a schedule of upcoming classes. No experience required.

Front of the card
Inside Sentiment was created using the “Make a Difference” stamp set
Here is a picture of the card standing up on it’s own.