Paper Pumpkin Alternatives

I often talk about the Paper Pumpkin kits but I don’t often share what I make with all the supplies once I receive the kit. I am sharing that with you today.

I usually make up a single card of each design (pictured above) as per the instructions. The October kit entitled “Joy to the World” gives you enough supplies to create 8 cards (4 each of the 2 designs) along with the stamp set and ink to complete the project.

This picture below shows just 5 alternative cards that I have made so far but I have so many other ideas that I will be working on this week. I also deconstructed some of the envelopes (love the printed red paper) to add even more supplies to my stash.

As you can see, each kit can be stretched to make many more cards so you always get more bang for your buck with each kit. There is even a Paper Pumpkin Fan Club on Face Book where people showcase all the alternative cards and projects they make from each kit. It is a great source of inspiration and you would be amazed at what people create.

November’s cute, gingerbread-themed kit contains enough supplies to create one-of-a-kind Christmas crafts! Whether you use the kit to create cute gift card holders or traditional cards, the choice is up to you. You can also create tasty-looking gift tags. With curly cutouts, sugary stickers, and delicious die-cut designs in a special-edition box, a jolly holiday will be on its way with this kit! If you want this kit, you will need to Subscribe by Nov 10th.

I also wanted to remind you that the Designer Series Paper sale is coming to an end as of Oct 31st. You can save 15% of selected paper packages so it’s a great time to stock up.

Now for a sneak peak. On of the perks of being a demonstrator (aside from the discount) is that I can access select products before they become available to the general public. I would like to show you this card I made from one of the new products which will be available in January as part Sale-A-Bration. I absolutely love Dragon flies and this set doesn’t disappoint. There is even coordinating Designer Series Paper to make your projects even more appealing.

Card Kit now available

Card Kit featuring the Snowflake Wishes Stamp set

Would you like to make your own cards to send out to friends and family? This month I am offering a “Christmas Card Kit” so you can do just that. It’s a great activity to do at home, adding a hug between the folds of a card and sending to friends and family members. It is also a great way to get a head start on your holiday activities. You will receive a fun and festive package sent right to your door! This kit is available to anyone in Canada and is intended for all levels of crafters.

Register by the Oct 30th deadline. Kit’s will be shipped by Nov 6th or sooner and they will be delivered right to your door. You will also receive an email from me that includes step-by-step instructions with pictures. To register for this month’s kit or sign up for news on future monthly kits, please send your email to susanbeale@canadianstamper.com to let me know you are interested. Payment can be made through Pay Pal or via an email transfer.

Your kit will include the following;

All Paper is pre-cut and ready to create 8 cards (2 each of 4 different designs). This includes all die and punched elements.

Envelopes for your cards

Adhesive-backed Pearls

Elegant, silver Satin Ribbon 3/8″

1 Sheet of Stampin’ Dimensionals 

Exclusive PDF Tutorial providing you with step-by-step instructions. The Tutorial will be emailed to you directly so you can use it over and over again.

** Please note that the stamp set nor the stamped images are not included with your kit but you can substitute the sentiments with your own stamp set or you can add the stamp set to your kit (see below) **

Additional supplies required to complete the cards

– D Block for your stamps.

– Selection of adhesives (Mini Glue Dots are also recommended).

– Ink colours used; Pool Party and Balmy Blue

To sign up, you have two options;

OPTION 1: $45

– Your cost includes the entire kit along with all tax and shipping costs

OPTION 2 (Stamp Set Add-on) – $79 

– Includes all items noted in the Kit details above along with the “Snowflake Wishes” Stamp Set shown

Snowflake Wishes

If you wish to purchase the stamp set separately, please visit my store online and use the October Host Code – ATBZRUWZ for all purchases under $200.00. The stamp set can also be purchased as a bundle (with a 10% savings) for both the stamp set and corresponding die cuts.

As the holiday season approaches, something I look forward to most is designing one-of-a-kind holiday cards for my friends and family. This time of year can be expensive though, and I’m always looking to save where I can. Fortunately, the Designer Series Paper Sale this October will help me (and you!) do just that.

During this promotion (1–31 October), you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog and August– December 2020 Mini Catalog! It’s the perfect opportunity to stock up and save on gorgeous Designer Series Paper that you can use in all of your holiday projects.

Let me know if you’d like take advantage of the Designer Series Paper Sale. I’d be happy to place an order for you or you can visit my shop today and stock up on some beautiful paper.

It’s Card Kit time

Today I want to share with you how card kits can be fun to do, especially if you involve your family. I have put together kits with my 89 year old mother and enjoyed an afternoon of mother/daughter time sharing lots of laughter and memories. All inclusive kits are a joy to prepare because all you need it your own adhesive and you are ready to go.

The Joy of Sharing Card Kit (available in English or French) . (Item #153650)

You can create classic Christmas cards with the all-inclusive Joy of Sharing Card Kit! This kit is perfect for new crafters, busy crafters, or crafters on the go. Complete each card with your choice of adhesive.

This kit (Item #153650) includes the following;

* Kit includes the 7-piece Joy of Sharing Photopolymer Stamp Set which you will be able to use over and over again.
* Makes 15 traditional or photo cards and envelopes
* Folded card size: 5″ x 7″ (12.7 x 17.8 cm)
* Includes 9-1/4″ x 9-1/4″ x 1-7/8″ (23.5 x 23.5 x 4.8 cm) Kraft box to store them in until you are ready to use them.

Product colors: Bumblebee, Early Espresso, gold foil, Granny Apple Green, Mossy Meadow, Real Red, Soft Suede, white

It’s time to check out the new online store

The new Mini Catalogue is now available online with better access on your desktop, your tablet or your smart phone. There are so many adorable stamp and die sets available for fall, halloween or getting a jump start on your Christmas crafting. Below is just one example on a bundle which could be used for both Christmas or Halloween and how versatile is that. Those owls are adorable and I can see them appearing on baby cards, anniversary cards or even birthday cards.


The online store will look a little different since it has now been revamped. Here are a few highlights;

Easier ways to navigate or search

The ability to sign into your account or checkout as a guest

Larger Images of products and samples

The ability to create a wish list

Easily create favourites

Be able to instantly send general feedback or tag a specific product

Instantly tells you if an item is reaching low inventory or is backordered

So I invite you to head on over to MY STORE and check out the new format and all the amazing products. Your account information and password will still work with the new site but because this site is new, you may need to sign in again, the first time you visit.

I will ask that when you visit and sign in, please select me as your demonstrator so it will be saved for future visits. NOTE: Whether you sign in to your account or checkout as a guest, if you don’t select a demonstrator one will be assigned for you.

Please use this month’s host code 6GSVXKPY when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift from me.

I love card and project kits because they are so easy to put together since everything is already pre-cut and ready to assemble. It is perfect for beginners or very busy people and it’s a great way to spend some time with family as you create together. Kids love doing crafts and what better way than to make something they will look forward to. This adorable advent calendar will do just that. It includes everything you need to make it up and each box is perfect for a small treat or two along with instructions. The kids will enjoy putting it together with you now and look forward to opening the boxes as we get closer to Christmas. Once christmas is over, you can pack it away to use next year.

Another example I want to share with you is the Halloween Nights Magic Bundle. This stamp and die bundle is just one of several bundles depicting halloween. There is plenty of time to get ready for that special night and it will be great fun to create treats or decorations for Halloween as shown below. You don’t need to wait then rush around at the last minute.

If you enjoy doing kits, don’t forget about the Paper Pumpkin kit.

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a crafting subscription kit that delivers creativity to your door every month. Each box includes everything you need to make a stunning project. 

You will be surprised each month with projects like cards, gift packaging, home décor, and more for just $30.00 a month (shipping included). Talk about happy mail!

To subscribe for this kit, just click here before August 10 to receive this month’s kit. I love how this works because there is no minimum commitment and you can cancel or suspend at any time.

Not interested in the monthly kit? You also have the option to purchase pre-paid kits for 1, 3, 6 or even 12 months so you can pick and choose when you want to receive a kit . Visit my online store to find out more.

Let it Snow!

Christmas is fast approaching and what better way to spread Christmas Cheer than with a cute little snowman. This card is adorable and so easy to make, using the Let it Snow stamp set and the Frosted Foliage Bundle.  I wish I could take credit for the design but I cannot.  I don’t remember who came up with this design but I loved it so much I had to make one too.  I showcased this card in one of my classes and everyone had a blast making up this card.  How can you not smile when you see the happy snowman playing in the snow.  

All items are available to purchase via my online store or by contacting me directly. November HOST CODE – AQM6YJEZ


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Peaceful Boughs

I love the colours of green and gold together and I cannot believe how easy this card was to make up. Everything on the card comes with the purchased bundle so nothing else is needed.

I made up this beautiful card as both a landscape and a portrait card and I cannot decide which one I love more. I used the Mossy Meadow ink to stamp the boughs and the Metallic ink pad to stamp the acorns. I stamped the sentiment on the front in Gold on one and Mossey Meadow on the other. It works so well with the gold edge mettalic ribbon. So what is your favourite, the portrait card or the landscape card.

All items are available to purchase via my online store or by contacting me directly. November HOST CODE – AQM6YJEZ


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Peaceful Boughs Bundle (En)

 

Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 

Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 

Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad

 

Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink Pad

 

Gold 3/8" (1 Cm) Metallic-Edge Ribbon

 

Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

 

Snail Adhesive

 

World Card Making day

Did you know that World Card Making Day exists?

Well it does. It takes place every year, on the first Saturday of October. This special day encourages everyone in the whole wide world, to make a homemade card. I sure bet the card companies won’t like that!

Yesterday, I held a card making workshop to celebrate World Card Making Day. We got together to make 2 cards each of 5 different designs for a total of 10 cards to take home. With Christmas within sight, it also gives you a head start on your Christmas cards. I know a lot of people don’t send cards anymore which is a shame. Collecting your mail and receiving a special card from someone makes you smile and what better way to spread the smiles than to send a card.

People give one another cards to celebrate birthday celebrations, wedding ceremonies, accomplishments and much more, in addition to commiserate or support. But exactly how much does your sentiment mean, if it is simply purchased from a retail chain with little thought? Taking a bit of your time to make something sincere on your own, and show the recipient that you’ve really considered them means so much more to the recipient. It shows you care.

Yuletide Cheers

I love the Feels Like Frost suite. Between the stamps & Die Cuts, and the Designer Series Paper, they make card making easy.

If you would like to make this beautiful card, join me for the an afternoon of card making. This card is just one of five designs we will be making on October 5th (12-4pm).  You will make 2 of each design so you will have 10 hand crafted cards to take home.

Please contact me if you are interested.  There is still room to participate.  Can’t make the date?  Contact me to discuss options

Card recipe follows;

Seaside Spray Cardstock
Cut card base – 5 1/2 x 11 and fold in half
Cut Mat – 5 1/4 x 4
scrap paper for die – 3 x 3 (leaves)

Whisper White Cardstock
Cut mat – 2 3/4 x 4
Cut inside card – 5 1/4 x 4
Scrap paper for die – 3 x 3 (Leaves)
Scrap paper for sentiment – 4 x 4

DSP
Cut 2 1/2 x 4

Emboss Seaside Spray mat using the embossing folder and adhere to front of card
Adhere DSP to white mat and adhere to front of card
Adhere ribbon to the side and add a bow

Die cut the leaves on both the white and blue scrap

Die cut the sentiment piece
Stamp with sentiment
Adhere the leaves to the back using mini glue dots
Using mini dimmentionals adhere the sentiment piece to the front of card

Stamp sentiment on the WW cardstock and adhere to the inside of the card.


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