Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sprinkled With Love: Paper Pumpkin May 2017



Today's post is all about Paper Pumpkin! Have you heard about Paper Pumpkin? It's one of my favorite products that Stampin' Up! offers! Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription kit, and every month you get all of the supplies to make a set of cards or a project, all wrapped up in one little box. Here are a few pictures of past kits to give you an idea.






This month's kit was donut-themed, and there were supplies to make 9 round cards, plus lots of extras!




I also made an additional card to give you an idea of what you can do with your leftovers and a few extra supplies.




To get the words to line up correctly in the circle, I did cut my stamps apart. You can do this to gain a little more versatility with your stamps, and they line back up perfectly like a puzzle so that you can use them as intended too. The extra supplies I used on this card were Crumb Cake, Powder Pink, Soft Suede and Whisper White cardstock, Tasty Treats Specialty DSP, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Frozen Treats Framelits, and the Big Shot.


Each Paper Pumpkin kit comes with at least one ink spot and an exclusive stamp set. Those are yours to keep and use over and over again, so it's a good way to build up your ink collection! If you're not satisfied with a kit you receive, just contact Stampin' Up! and they will make it right. However, there are SO many alternative ideas every month on Pinterest and in the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club group on Facebook that I've never had a problem finding something fun to do with my kit. I really enjoy getting some fun mail every month, and having an easy and cute project to put together (that someone else thought up and designed for me)!


If you are interested in trying Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time! From now until June 10, new subscribers will get 25% off of their first three kits (June, July, and August). Click here to subscribe, and enter the promo code STARTHERE to get the discount. The regular price is $19.95 per month, and it is a great value when you look at how much product you get in each kit!


Want to see a little bit more of this month's kit? I did a video on Facebook, and I've uploaded it to YouTube for you. Enjoy!



Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Last Call for Cool Treats Classes to Go

Today is the LAST day to purchase this month's Cool Treats to Go Classes. Here is a reminder of what you'll receive:

The card class includes the Cool Treats stamp set, White Baker's Twine, and the supplies and instructions to make the four cards pictured below. The scrapbook class includes the Cool Treats stamp set, Sprinkles Embellishments, Fine Tip Glue, and the supplies and instructions to make the three 12" x 12" scrapbook pages pictured below.






There is also a tutorial only option, which will include detailed PDF instructions and supply lists for both the cards and the scrapbook pages. And don't forget - if you make an additional purchase of at least $25 today using hostess code 6DGWA3ZA, I will send an extra set of cards with your class! (If you would just like a set of the cards without purchasing either of the classes, use this hostess code today and I'll send you finished cards anyways!) Please email me to purchase any of these options:
*Card Class - $43 local pick-up or $50 shipped
*Scrapbook Class - $56 local pick-up or $70 shipped
*Both Classes - $65 local pick-up or $80 shipped
*Tutorial Only - $20


Happy Stamping!
Rachel











Thursday, May 18, 2017

#TGIFC107 Hugs for a Great Friend

This week, I am participating in the TGIF Challenges theme challenge, a sympathy or get well card.




I love all of my retiring products, but those new ones are just so fun to play with! I had to pull out the Lovely Words Thinlits and the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set for this challenge because I thought they fit the theme perfectly. I didn't think I needed this bundle from the new catalog, but then Stampin' Up! shared a video with demonstrators that showed samples using these products, and I couldn't resist any longer!


 

Today's card is actually a fancy fold card. Check it out!





To recreate it, cut an 8" x 8" square of cardstock. Then score at 4" on both sides, and cut out one of the squares. Easy peasy, and so fun!


It's hard to tell, but I wanted to add a little bit of extra sparkle to match the Glitter Enamel dots, so I got out my Wink of Stella and painted over the "hugs" cut-out. I also used Wink of Stella on my White Baker's Twine. It's very subtle, but adds just a little bit of sparkle, and who doesn't love that?!




The final thing I love about this card? The color combination! Whisper White, Basic Black, Berry Burst, and Powder Pink. You'll be seeing more of those colors around here because it's my new favorite!


I hope you enjoyed today's card, and the sneak peek of all of these fun new products!


Stamps: Lovely Inside & Out
Ink: Powder Pink (stamped off once), Berry Burst
Paper: Whisper White, Berry Burst, Pick a Pattern DSP
Accessories & Tools: Lovely Words Thinlits, Big Shot, Glitter Enamel Dots, White Baker's Twine, Wink of Stella


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Birthday Memories Twisted Pop-Up Card

I have a really cool card to share with you today! Well, I think it's really cool. My kids were not impressed when I showed it to them. It's called a Twisted Pop-Up card, and I've seen this fancy fold all over the place recently. I watched this video by The Pampered Stamper to learn how to do it, and had success on my first try!


The front of the card looks like a regular card...



...but then you open it up and get a surprise!




I thought the greetings and characters from the new Birthday Memories Suite were just perfect for this style of card. What do you think?


Stamps: Birthday Delivery (available June 1)
Ink: Pacific Point
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Birthday Memories DSP (available June 1)
Accessories & Tools: Layering Circles Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Pretty Label Punch (available June 1), White Baker's Twine


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Cool Treats Classes to Go

I am excited to offer you two new Classes to Go this month! It has been awhile since I've been able to offer a class to go, but I hope to make this a monthly occurrence again. Each month, I plan to offer two options - a card-making option and a scrapbooking option. Both will use the same stamp set, so you can get both options and pay only a little bit more for the second class. If you choose the scrapbooking option, please know that shipping will be a bit higher since the 12" x 12" pages will need to be shipped in a Medium Flat Rate Box.


Are you ready to see this month's choices? Here they are!


The card class includes the Cool Treats stamp set, White Baker's Twine, and the supplies and instructions to make the 4 cards pictured.
The scrapbooking class includes the Cool Treats stamp set, Sprinkles Embellishments, Fine Tip Glue, and the supplies and instructions to make the three 12" x 12" scrapbook pages pictured. You supply your own inks and adhesive.


The cost for the card class is $43 for local pick-up or $50 shipped.
The cost for the scrapbooking class is $56 for local pick-up or $70 shipped.
If you would like both classes, the cost is $65 for local pick-up or $80 shipped.
You can also purchase the tutorial only for $20.
The deadline to register for these classes is May 23. Your class kits will ship by May 31.
Please email me to purchase any of the options listed above.


Bonus: If you place an additional order of at least $25 now through May 23 using hostess code 6DGWA3ZA, I will send an extra set of cards with your kit! This is a great way to purchase any coordinating inks or adhesives you need to complete your projects. Coordinating colors this month are Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzazz, Watermelon Wonder, and Whisper White Craft ink.


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Happy Birthday, Dad! #TGIFC105

I have followed the TGIF Challenges blog since its beginning, but I've never participated in any of the challenges. Until now, that is! It's a birthday/party theme this week for their second birthday, and it also happens to be my dad's birthday today, so the timing was perfect!


http://tgifchallenges.blogspot.com/




This was one of those cards that took me an entire afternoon to create. I know you are wondering how this simple card could take so long. Well, my dad likes those pink flamingo lawn ornaments, and I really wanted to incorporate flamingos into my card. I just couldn't make it work on the front, but inside there's a little surprise!




I used a few new products on my card today - I hope you enjoy the sneak peek!


Stamps: Pop of Paradise, Birthday Delivery (brand new!)
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Pacific Point
Paper: Lemon Lime Twist (brand new!), Whisper White, Pacific Point
Accessories: Large Polka Dot EF (no longer available), Layering Circles Framelits, Happy Birthday Thinlits (brand new!), Big Shot, Brights Sequin Assortment (retiring - on sale now!)


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Lift Me Up Swap Card

As most of you know, I got to attend Stampin' Up!'s OnStage event in San Diego a few weeks ago. I thought I would share the card I brought to swap with you today.


I participated in an organized swap, which means I met with a group of demonstrators at a specific time and we all traded cards. I also brought some extra for general swaps - trading with anyone else who asked me. I got a good variety of cards in return for mine, and it's always fun to see other's ideas!


I decided to use the Lift Me Up bundle for my cards. I was hoping it would carry over to the next catalog - and it is!


https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=144712&dbwsdemoid=2113176


Stamps: Lift Me Up
Ink: Cucumber Crush, Dapper Denim
Paper: Kraft, Dapper Denim, Shimmery White, Whisper White, 2015-2017 In Color DSP Stack
Accessories & Tools: Up & Away Thinlits, Big Shot, Aquapainter, Triple Banner Punch, Silver Sequin Trim


Happy Stamping!
Rachel