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.

Fall treats or give thanks?

Sadly Summer is coming to and end but as the autumn season approaches, prepare to celebrate with the September Paper Pumpkin Kit! There’s so much to love about fall. Some people love the haunts of Halloween while others love this time to give thanks, and still others love the changing colours of the season and the cooler temperatures. Whatever you love most about fall, September’s kit has everything you need to celebrate the season your way! Between a multi-occasion stamp set and enough supplies to design 20 cracker box treat packages, you can create custom fall crafts to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkins, and leaves. Whether you make them all the same or mix ‘n’ match your crafts, there’s something for everyone in this kit!

There is just two days left to sign up for this month’s kit. Click here to subscribe before it’s too late and you will be creating in no time.

Details

Each Kit contains enough supplies to create 20 cracker box treat packages.

Each cracker box treat package can be customized to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, the autumn season, or all three! So whether you want halloween treats or that perfect something, to place at each place setting on your thanksgiving table, we have you covered.

September’s kit is a must-have for those who love to celebrate all things spooky. But, for those who don’t enjoy the Halloween haunts, the multi-occasion stamp set combined with a variety of die-cut and reversible paper pieces offers many ways to customize your fall crafts!

Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, white

Poppies for all occasions

I love the Poppy stamps and the designer Series paper is beautiful. I made up this card using Whisper White card stock as a base with Poppy Parade matting and the DSP on top. The DSP stands alone and makes for a beautiful card front. After stamping the sentiment and a few roses I punched out the label and adhered it to the front of the card. This is so simple to make and yet is just pops.

With Sale-a-Bration going on, it’s the perfect time to stock up on crafting supplies. With every $60.00 purchase you make, you can choose a free item from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure. New items will be available on March 4th for an even bigger selection of freebies to choose from.

Want to earn even bigger savings? Becoming a demonstrator will allow you to earn 20% discount on all future purchases. One of the best times to join is during Sale-A-Bration, when you get special perks that you won’t see any other time of year. Sign up between now and March 31, and you will not only receive your regular starter kit, but you will also get the mini paper cutter, 6 X 6 designer series paper sampler, and your choice of a stamp set.

click on the link to check it out.

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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National Lighthouse Day

National Lighthouse Day honors and commemorates a beacon of light that symbolizes safety and security for boats at sea.

On August 7, 1789, through an Act of Congress, the Federal Government took over responsibility for building and operating our nation’s lighthouses. The government recognized the importance to ships at sea to find safe harbor during fog and storms. Over the years, lighthouses have saved many ships, and an untold  number of lives.

Throughout maritime history, Lighthouses have shined their powerful, sweeping lights through the fog and storms, allowing ships of all kinds to find their way back to port during inclement weather. With the advent of radar and GPS technology, lighthouses have taken a back seat in guiding ships to port. However, they remain the universal symbol of safe harbor to ships and communities that rely upon the sea for their livelihood.

 There are numerous local and national lighthouse preservation societies and lighthouse organizations. They serve to preserve and promote lighthouses, and their historical significance to communities, and to the nation.

Enjoy National Lighthouse Day by visiting a lighthouse, or learning more about your local lighthouse preservation society. Or, read a book about lighthouses.


Origin of National Lighthouse Day:

On this day in 1789, the U.S. Congress enacted legislation allowing the federal government control over the creation and maintenance of lighthouses.  This special day evolved out of this event, and in recent years, through efforts to preserve lighthouses as a important historical symbol in America.

A simple card for any occasion

This is a cute card for any occasion. I left the inside blank until I am ready to use it.

Cut paper as follows; 
Purple Posy – card base. 11 x 4 1/4″ 
Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4″ (x2) 
Silver Foil – 1/4 x 5 1/2″ 
Purple Posy – scrap – punch out butterflies 
Whisper White – scrap – sentiment 
Scrap paper – 6 x 4″

Fold card base in half and burnish edge, set aside. 
Align scrap paper approximately two inches from the left edge of the whisper white card stock to protect that side of the card. Make sure the paper is straight. Using the stamp set and the ink pad, randomly stamp images on the 2″ of card stock that is not covered. Adhere the silver strip of paper between the stamped images and the blank part of the card stock. This gives a nice separation between the two. Adhere to the front of the card using the snail adhesive.

Stamp sentiment on the white cardstock and die cut using the Free as a Bird hexagon die. 
Do the same with a slightly larger die cut for the foil background. Adhere the white sentiment to the front of the foil then using mini dimensionals add to the front of the card. 
Tie a bow and glue to the top of the sentiment or just below it on the top left edge. 
Punch out the two butterflies and glue to the front of the card.

Adhere the second piece of cardstock to the inside of the card. At this time, I left the inside of the card blank until I need it so I can add a sentiment later.

If desired, 
Using the second whisper white card stock, stamp a sentiment in the centre and then using the same stamp from the front of the card, stamp a bit of design in the corner or however you wish. 
Adhere to the inside of the card and you have a beautiful card for any occasion.

  • Supplies needed;
  • Purple Posy Cardstock – 150881
  • Whisper White Cardstock – 100730
  • Silver Foil Sheets – 132178
  • Beauty Abounds Stamp Set – 148726
  • Free as a Bird Bundle – 151123
  • Highland Heather ink pad – 147103
  • Butterfly duet punch – 148523
  • Silver Metallic thread – 138402
  • Snail Adhesive – 104332
  • Mini dimensionals – 144108

Wedding gift

Wedding or anniversaries are to be celebrated and remembered. I made up this 12 x 12 picture frame using the beautiful Magnolia designer series paper from the Stampin’ Up! annual catalogue. I left the green squares blank so special pictures can be added later. A perfect keepsake to commemorate the special occasion.

With Bonus Days going on during the month of July, now is the perfect time to stock up on crafting supplies.  If you are unfamiliar with this promotion, for every $60 cad you spend before July 31 (before shipping and tax) earns a $6 cad Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed during August 1–31. There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn in July and then you get to cash them in in August for even more products. So how great is that?

Just click on my shop now button to start earning coupons. Don’t forget to use the July Host code to earn hostess gifts.