Sunday, April 26, 2020

Monday Montage Week #163

Welcome to another round of the Monday Montage Blog Hop!! I am so happy to be able to connect with you through our hop!

I originally made this card for my March card class, but I had to cancel the class because of the restrictions due to the pandemic. I miss my Stampin' Up! friends, but I am happy to share this card with you today! And Mother's Day is coming up soon, so I thought this would be the perfect project for today's hop.

This card features some gorgeous poppies! Poppies are some of my most favorite flowers, so when I saw the Peaceful Poppies Suite in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog, I purchased the entire suite!! And I am so glad I did! I love everything in it, and of course buying the suite takes a lot of guesswork out of creating amazing projects. Everything coordinates so perfectly, that you can't go wrong! 

Here is a close-up!

I am in love with these beautiful flowers!! To make them pop, I sponged  each flower outline die cut in a darker ink color. I used Cajun Craze for the red poppy, and Mango Melody for the yellow one. And how about the intricate cut outs in the Whisper White Cardstock on the card front? So gorgeous, right?! All of these dies, except for the label are from the Poppy Moments Dies. The label die and the sentiment come from the Dressed to Impress Bundle-another fabulous set in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog!  

Thanks for stopping by!  I'm sure you don't want to miss out on any of the projects my friends have for you  so keep on hopping! You can click the next button to see Melissa's amazing work, or click the back button to check out Elizabeth's fabulous project. Either way you hop, I hope you find something that inspires you! See you next time!

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Cheerful Pineapple Pick me Up!

Hello Everyone!
I hope you are all doing well during this crazy time of social distancing. I haven't had as much time to craft with all of the kids at home, but we have been making some wonderful, unique memories.

I've been missing my stamping time, and I had a gift for a neighbor, so I thought it was the perfect excuse to make a card! The gift bag I had chosen for the gift had a cheerful  pineapple on it, so naturally I thought of the gorgeous pineapple dies from the In the Tropics Dies!

This is what I came up with!

This card is simple, requires just a few supplies and it came together so quickly. Bonus- the sentiment can be changed to suit many occasions! And the best part? It is so bright and cheerful-perfect for a quick pick me up for a friend or neighbor!

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Give Away! And April Paper Pumpkin Hints

  • Hello all! Are you ready for a Paper Pumpkin Give Away*?

    I know I am! What better way to get to know Paper Pumpkin, than to try it out for free! During this time of Staying at Home due to Covid-19, I can't hold my usual classes, So I am giving away one Paper Pumpkin Kit! This is like having a papercrafting class right in your home! All of the supplies and instructions are included in one convenient box, so there is no guess work and you can create beautiful, handmade projects in the comfort of your home! All you need to do to enter this Give-Away is follow me on this blog, and share this post with a friend! For each additional share, you get an additional entry in the drawing! The Give Away will close at noon on Thursday, April 9, 2020 and a random winner will be chosen. I will post the winner here and on my Instagram Account Thursday Afternoon. The winner will be sent a code via email for a one month subscription to Paper Pumpkin which can be used on the April Kit, if redeemed by April 10, 2020, or for one of the future kits! 
  • Here are the hints from Stampin' Up! for the April Paper Pumpkin: 
  •   -At Paper Pumpkin, we believe in making a difference—especially when it comes to helping our subscribers build relationships through papercrafting. For April, we created a fun, family appreciation themed card kit that would make it easy for you to share your heart with those you love most: mom, dad, daughter, son, sister, and brother. April’s kit even includes Mother’s Day and Father’s Day sentiments, giving you the perfect way to show your appreciation for your beloved parents on their special days with a beautiful, handmade card.
  •    And another thing about this “fam-tastic” kit: The Paper Pumpkin team knows that everyone’s clan is unique. With that in mind, we provided sentiments that would include anyone in your life who feels like family; for instance, “brothers” and “sisters” who have helped you along the journey of life.
  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes
  • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
Coordinating Colors: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam-

I am so excited about the April Paper Pumpkin! The cards in this special kit will be perfect to let those you love know you care when you can't drop by for a visit!

Here is a link for a sneak peek video for the April Paper Pumpkin!

Here is a link to subscribe!

*This Give Away is my own. It is not sponsored or associated with Stampin' Up! or Paper Pumpkin.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Paper Pumpkin, How Do I Love Thee?

April Fool's Day is almost over, but this is no joke! Paper Pumpkin is the best mail subscription kit around! Especially during this crazy quarantine time of life.

How do I love thee, Paper Pumpkin? Let me count the ways!

1. Paper Pumpkin shows up in your mailbox or on your porch every month, no running to different stores to find craft supplies thus keeping you safe and socially distant!
2. Everything you need to complete your projects is contained in the box-no searching through your craft room/house to find what you need.
3. Kit projects/contents are geared towards upcoming holidays/events so you can be prepared for any occasion.
4. The kits contain ink, an exclusive stamp set and a generous portion of supplies to create the kit projects AND to create future projects! You even get a stamp block in your first kit, so if you've never stamped before, you can still get started right away!
5. There are multiple sentiments and images in each kit that make these kits very versatile for multiple occasions.
6. The kits come with instructions with photos and a monthly video is provided to show you how to make each project so there is no guess work!
7. The projects come together quickly-instant gratification!
8.  The projects can be made following the instructions exactly, or be a springboard of creativity to create other projects or a mix of the two!
9. The monthly subscription is affordable and flexible! Each kit costs $22 plus tax and shipping is included! You can suspend a month if you would like to skip a shipment, or cancel at any time.
10. Each month the kit is a surprise, but there are hints that give you an idea of what is coming-it's like getting a birthday surprise every month!

Here is another reason I love Paper Pumpkin! This morning I took out the March Paper Pumpkin kit that I received recently and I realized it was perfect for these uncertain times! I was able to create several cards in a short amount of time to send to some friends to let them know I am thinking about them!

Here are the cards I created following the directions in the kit:

Aren't they great? And so perfect for a cheerful pick me up during these trying times! And the kit even includes coordinating envelopes-did I mention that the kits come with everything to complete the projects? All you need is a pair of scissors! 

And here is a card that I made for a special friend with the bonus stamp set that was included with the March kit to celebrate Paper Pumpkin's 7th birthday! Every so often bonus items are included in the monthly kits because Paper Pumpkin is awesome like that!

There are many more reasons to love Paper Pumpkin! Subscribe today to start feeling the love! And check back tomorrow to see hints for April's Paper Pumpkin kit!

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Monday Montage Week #262

     It's Monday! And you know what that means! It's time for the Monday Montage Blog hop!! Life has been crazy for me, so I'm e...