Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Choose Happiness - number 2

  • Another Choose Happiness design. Colors are Coastal Cabana and Crushed Curry. The bird was stamped in Baked Brown Sugar. 
  • I used Coaster Board and cut it out using the Party Pennants Bigz die for the banner. 
  • Just a small piece of doily on top of the Pennant adds a sweet touch. 
  • Leaves are inked in Coastal Cabana, stamped on Coastal Cabana. I used Dimensionals to layer that piece onto my Coastal Cabana card base. I love the tone on tone look. 
Supplies Used - click on picture of product for full details

Monday, June 23, 2014

Choose Happiness

When I saw this stamp set in the new Stampin' Up! 2014-2015 Catalog I knew that I had to order it! The name of the set caught my eye first - then the sweet and simple stamp designs. I've been having a lot of fun playing with the set and I will post each sample that I've done, so stay tuned!

How I made this card
  •  I used Versamark ink to stamp a background on the crumb cake card base. Versamark gives a subtle watermark look. 
  • The leaves were stamped using the new Memento Ink pad and colored in with the new Blenabilities Markers. I am sad to say that these products are not yet available to you BUT will be soon. I will keep you updated. 
  • The bird was first inked in Crisp Cantaloupe ink and then I rolled the edges of the inked stamp in Calypso Coral ink. 
  • The new Typeset Designer Paper is fabulous to work with! It is thin, just like a book page. It makes a great banner here. 
  • I love, love, love the Seam Binding Ribbon! I choose the Soft Sky which blends well with the colors on the card giving it a soft feel. 
  • Did you notice the nest underneath the bird? I just took the Linen Thread and bunched it up and glued it down. 
I like how this card turned out. What do you think? Leave me a comment and let me know! 

Supplies Used - click on product picture for details

My Paper Pumpkin

I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .
I come to your door each month . I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:
All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!
Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy! 

Get Started
It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program by visiting and click Get it. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to showoff, and share with your friends and family every month!
Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you and your customer a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month. 
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10, we'll send your kit around May 15. If you sign up on May 11, we'll send your first kit around the June 15.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want. 

 You can order Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions - if you just want to try it for a one month, three months, six or twelve! The kits make great gifts to give as well. When you subscribe, you will receive a code that you can forward to the person you want to gift it to. Easy!

ItemPaper Pumpkin Prepaid SubscriptionPrice (Shipping Included)
137858 1 month$19.95
137859 3 months$59.85
137860 6 months$113.70 -- save $1 per month
137861 12 months$215.40 -- save $2 per month

It's easy to sign up! Go to and click Get it. Choose the subscription plan you want!

These are samples of the last three Paper Pumpkin Kits.

This kit also came with enough supplies to make four cards and tags
This kit made four cards and gift cards

This latest kit has enough to make 24 pinwheels and also cello bags to fill with goodies! 

How fun are these! I can't wait till next month to see what fun project is in the box! Are you ready to try Paper Pumpkin? Go to to get started!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Decorative Masks by Stampin' Up!

  • And this sample uses the stars from that pack. For the embellishment I used the Chalk Talk stamp set and Framelits. 
Supplies Used:
  •  For the Tag a Bag Gift Box I used the dots from the Dots & Stripes pack.
  • I love how it coordinates with the center of the flowers on the tag! 

  • decorate a plain paper gift bag
  • a small gift box
  • a piece of fabric that is used for decorative purposes
  • an artist canvas - would make fun wall art
  • on ribbon
  • on lunch bags
  • envelopes
  • decorate a plain journal cover
There are so many ways to use the masks! Ready to give them a try? To view description of any of the products just click on the picture which will take you to my online store.