Hamburger Die Fall Box & Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals

Hamburger Die Fall Box

The Hamburger Box Bigz XL Die isn’t just for hamburgers! It really is a fun little box to make and decorate, whether as a fall gift box or favor or certainly for any occasion. I’ve found that the easiest way to assemble the box is to cut on one side of those little inside fold lines that are scored for you. That makes a tab on all the corners that can be adhered inside the box. Use a strong adhesive,

The box is tied together with the Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon  and the Tangelo Twist 3/8″ Satin Stitched RibbonDid you know you can turn the Natural Chevron Ribbon to the other side and just have a plain ribbon?  That is what I was going to do since I was putting the Tangelo Twist ribbon on top of it, but then I changed my mind!  You’re allowed to do that in stamping!

One of the reasons this became a fall box rather that a Christmas one was because when I was looking for my Real Red card stock and came across the Crushed Curry card stock, I remembered I already had some extra fall leaves stamped and cut out from the For All Things Stamp Set that I had made but didn’t use on another project. I also had the little circle punched with the acorns. So I just punched holes for the Gold Baker’s Twine and stamped a greeting tag with the set Good GreetingsI also attached a strip of Gold Foil that I found laying on the table.

Wouldn’t this box make a cute table favor for your Thanksgiving guests or part of a hostess gift?!

If you need the Hamburger Box Bigz XL Die or any fall colors of card stock to make it, please visit my Stampin’ Up! Online Store HERE.

And while you are there, please check out the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for the week of October 21 – 27. (Yes, I had to edit this as Stampin’ Up! had one wrong product on here earlier!)

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Oct 21 2014

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Don’t forget the new 2014 Holiday Supplement!  

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Stampin' Up! Holiday Supplement 2014

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Stampin' Up! 2014 Holiday Supplement

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It’s here!  Today is the day!  The new Stampin’ Up! 2014 Holiday Supplement is LIVE, today, Monday October 20, 2014. Click the highlighted link or click the picture above to view the new supplement. As you look through it, you will notice the pages with the ordering information are pages 8-11. Due to the short time period until the holidays, these products are ONLY available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! Don’t delay!  Order what you like right away to avoid disappointment. Some of the items in the Holiday Supplement are already available in the Annual and Holiday Catalogs.

If you like stars, you will like this Holiday Supplement! Lots of Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products for the holidays, including a new album with RED! (okay, Cherry) I love red!  I think the most exciting item is the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit! All the materials you need to create 26 3D stars! And a coordinating star stamp set, Many Merry Stars Photopolymer Stamp Set.

Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit

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Watch the Stampin’ Up! video below to see how these stars go together!

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Floral Frames Framelits Wreath Christmas Card

Floral Framelits Wreath Christmas Card

You will find these Floral Frames Framelits on sale in the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals that I used on my Floral Framelits Wreath Christmas Card.  You can use these Floral Framelits by themselves with any paper you want, but they also coordinate with the Daydream Medallions Stamp Set. You can make all kinds of beautiful designs with this stamp set and certainly adding the ability to cut out the designs with the Floral Framelits makes things even easier and more fun.

For this card, I stamped the Daydream Medallions images in Always Artichoke ink and added the background layer with Always Artichoke card stock. Just because the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder was laying nearby, I decided that might add a nice touch to the green background! The card base is Cherry Cobbler and the bow is made with Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon. For some pizzazz, I colored some Rhinestone Jewels with the Medium Cherry Cobbler Blendability Marker and adhered them to the wreath.  The two Whisper White layers of the wreath are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For the greeting, I was able to find a very small one that would fit in the corner in the Project Life Holiday Cheer Photopolymer Stamp Set. As you can see, Project Life products aren’t just for scrapbooking and memory-keeping!

Check out the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals that are good only through Monday, October 20.

Check back tomorrow, too, for the link to the Stampin’ Up! 2014 Holiday Supplement that will go live Monday, October 20th!  You can add those items to your Weekly Deals choices!

Halloween Witch’s Boot Candy Treat

Halloween Witch's Boot Candy Treat

Save your next paper towel roll so you can make a Halloween Witch’s Boot Candy Treat like this! I saw this idea online and have no pattern or particular directions, but it is easy to just make according to your own size roll.  (I recommend using a paper towel roll rather than a toilet paper roll. (Just sayin’!) Maybe you could line the inside with some designer paper if you really wanted to get fancy.

I wrapped Rich Razzleberry card stock around the roll, adhered with Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Before I tried wrapping it, I pulled it over the edge of my kitchen table a few times, which has a rounded edge, just to break up the fibers a little bit and make it easier to roll. You could use a bone folder or just anything rounded to get the paper to “relax”. For the sock stripes, I used 1/2″ strips of Tangelo Twist card stock. For the top of the boot, I just wrapped around a piece of Basic Black and folded back the corners. The buckle is a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper  (you could use any color Glimmer Paper) with a small square piece of Basic Black right in the center which makes it look like a buckle without having to actually MAKE a buckle! The “shoe” part is easy to make. Measure the roll diameter and then make the black paper slightly wider. Cut it at a diagonal as you see,  Put glue on the bottom of the roll and stick it on the black card stock. When the glue is dry, you can trim off the excess in the back.  Roll up the toe a little bit.  There you have it!  Put a little treat inside the boot.

This could be a little Halloween gift for someone, or a table decoration or party favor. Have fun making your Halloween Witch’s Boot Candy Treat!

Freaky Friends Cello Halloween Treat Bag

Freaky Friends Cello Halloween Treat Bag

If you want an easy Halloween treat bag, you can make this Freaky Friends Cello Halloween Treat Bag in about one minute! This uses a  Cellophane 4″ x 6″ Bag filled with candy, the top folded over, and then a stamped Freaky Friend adhered to the front of the bag.

Just stamp one of the Freaky Friends and put a layer or two behind it. I used the Postage Stamp Punch and then the 1″ Square Punch behind the monster stamped in Rich Razzleberry. You could also stamp a Halloween greeting on a little banner and adhere it to the front of the bag as well. Add some googly eyes to your Freaky Friend if you have some.

What trick-or-treater or co-worker or friend wouldn’t love getting a little bag of candy decorated like this for Halloween and it only took you a minute!

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All Is Calm Kraft Gift Box For Christmas

All Is Calm Kraft Gift Box For Christmas

I just recently ordered and received this beautiful ribbon you see wrapped around this All Is Calm Christmas Kraft Gift Box. It is the Real Red 3/8″ Satin Woven Ribbon in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. It is gorgeous!!  Of course I do love red, but I did think this ribbon was really pretty! I chose a paper in the All Is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper to cover the Kraft Gift BoxI wrapped the Real Red Satin Ribbon around the box with the ends adhered on the bottom of the box. The bow is tied with an extra piece of ribbon slipped under the ribbon on the top of the box, with a little of the Gold 1/8″ Ribbon curled with a scissors at the ends. I used to love to watch my mother work her magic with that curling ribbon wrapping a package! I didn’t know if this Gold Ribbon would do this, but it did! I just tied that in with the bow for a little extra decoration. The tag is stamped with the Merry Everything Stamp Set and punched with the Note Tag Punch. (You can buy that stamp set and Note Tag Punch together in a Bundle and save 15%!)

Such an easy way to wrap a package using the Kraft Gift Box, some designer paper and some beautiful ribbon! Stampin’ Up! even offers a larger gift box that might be handy for you. Just check all the Packaging options in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store!

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deal Oct 14 2014 & More

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Oct 14 2014

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Here are the current Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for the week of October 14 – 20, 2014. It’s a good time to stock up on the Decorative Window Gift Box for those holiday treats you might be giving to neighbors or even treats for a few special people at Halloween. You can even cover up the clear window with some punches and stamping.

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Gentle Peace Card

 

Don’t forget about this beautiful new photopolymer stamp set, Gentle Peaceif you are looking for a religious stamp set for Christmas. It will be beautiful embossed and colored in with Blendabilities. Or stamp (or emboss) in one color with no coloring. You will have a beautiful card regardless perfect for Christmas.

Gentle Peace Photopolymer Stamp Set     #139523   Price $15.95

Gentle Peace Photopolymer Stamp Set

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Color Me Autumn Grateful Card

Color Me Autumn Grateful Card

The Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper is so beautiful and works wonderfully for any of your fall cards and projects. On this card, I chose a paper that had compatible patterns on both sides – well, they all coordinate but when I tell you what I did you’ll see. After making the card base with Cajun Craze card stock, I took a piece of the Color Me Autumn DSP and folded the bottom edge up about 3/4″. Very easy to get that contrasting strip without having to cut another piece of paper. Just think about the two sides of the paper if you try this.  Check which direction the pattern would be going on both sides if you fold one edge up. Adhere the folded edge down with some SNAIL Adhesive or or use some kind of brad both to hold it and to embellish the card, such as the Antique Brads, the Silver Brads or (if I would have thought of it!) the Candy Dots Brad Bases. Buttons would also be great, such as the Gold Basic Metal Buttons. I just added some Candy Dots.

I also used the Labels Collection Framelits Dies to cut Very Vanilla and Mossy Meadow card stock and stamped the greeting from For All Things.  It still needed a little something, so I stamped the other leafy image from For All Things. Since I was stamping it with Mossy Meadow ink, I had to stamp it off about four times before finally stamping on the label for it to be light enough!

Easy Thanksgiving card to make to make with the Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper! Try the technique of just turning up an edge of the paper for the contrasting strip.

Today is the last day for the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals!  Be sure to look them over!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals Oct 7 2014

Tag A Bag Fall Gift Box

Tag A Bag Fall Gift Box

There are some birds, squirrels or critters having a party in our tree that are causing a lot of small branches and leaves to fall in our front yard, and as I was picking them up one day, I thought maybe I could use some in a crafty way.  Well, today was the day as I decided a small real branch might look good on a fall gift box made with the Tag A Bag Gift Box. These are really nice quality boxes and clear plastic lids, worth picking up on your next order!  I think at a previous Stampin’ Up! Convention we made similar boxes as a make & take so it was easy to use the idea in another way.

The Crushed Curry card stock is just folded over the lid the of the box. The measurements are 4 3/8″ x 6 7/8″, with the two long sides scored at 1″ each side. I cut a piece of Burlap Ribbon to put on there and had a piece of Tangelo Twist 3/8″ Satin Stitched Ribbon tied around to hold the lid on. The leaves are stamped with the set For All Things in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog and cut out with Paper Snips. The tag is from the stamp set Merry Everything and punched out with the Note Tag Punch. If you want both the stamp set and the punch, you can buy a bundle and save 15%! The tag is tied on with a bit of Linen Thread, another must-have in your stash!

While this Tag A Bag Gift Box makes it real easy to present a lovely gift to someone, you can also use the wrap design on any package.

For any packaging supplies, visit my Stampin’ Up! Online Store HERE.  Quite a few gift box ideas or make your own with the Gift Box Punch Board!

Festival of Trees Holiday Votive Holder

Festival of Trees Holiday Votive Holder

Here’s a quick and easy holiday votive holder decorated with the Festival of Trees stamp set. It is made with just one 8 1/2″ x 3″ strip of Real Red card stock, with an area punched out and covered with a piece of vellum card stock so the little tea light inside can shine through.  Of course you would want to use a battery-operated tea light this close to paper!

I scored the strip of card stock at 2″, 4″, 6″, and 8″.  That left a little 1/2″ tab to adhere after you have folded all the score lines to form the little votive holder. There is no bottom piece. You would have to make more of a box pattern to get a bottom. To get the vellum panel, I figured out which panel would be the front and punched out a sticky note so I could stick that on the card stock for a guide for exactly where to stamp.  You may or may not need that step.  I used the new Note Tag Punch in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog to punch the opening.

Votive Holder Assembly

For the window, I cut a piece of Vellum Card Stock just slightly smaller than the panel. I stamped it with the Christmas tree (something embossed would be beautiful, too!), colored some Rhinestone Jewels with the dark Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities Marker and adhered them to the tree.  Then I used Mini Glue Dots in the corners of the vellum to attach inside the opening. Although it kind of covered up my punch shape, I stuck on a small Gold 1/8″ Ribbon bow adhered with a Glue Dot.

With a little electric tea light inside, here is what the holiday votive holder looks like!

Votive Holder Lit

I’ve been cleaning up and organizing all my craft stuff this week and in going through my swaps from recent Stampin’ Up! conventions and Leadership Conference I found this little votive sample. That’s where I got the idea to make this. The sample is punched with the Decorative Label Punch and just has a piece of regular card stock inserted in the opening, not vellum. You can see you could make these in larger sizes, taller, different colors and stamps for different occasions.  Very versatile!

Votive Holder Swap

Try your hand at making this very simple little votive holder for an electric tealight.

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Don’t forget the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals!  And check the Clearance Rack, too, for bargains!

New Gentle Peace Photopolymer Stamp Set Coming!

Gentle Peace Card

This month’s fabulous photopolymer release, Gentle Peace, was created by the Stampin’ Up! lead illustrator, Kathy Pitt. The set was designed to work with Blendabilities to create the effect of brightly-colored stained glass. Can’t wait to get your hands on it?  The stamp set will be available on October 14.  Just a week to wait!

Gentle Peace Photopolymer Stamp Set

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Gentle Peace Photopolymer Stamp Set:  Coming to your friendly Stampin’ Up! Online Store soon!  October 14th!  Get ready!

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals Oct 7 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals Oct 7 2014

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It’s so much fun to wake up on Tuesday mornings and check and see what Stampin’ Up! has put on the Weekly Deal!  These are the products available at a discount for Tuesday, October 7 through Monday, October 13. Great items again!  Punches and framelits are always good! Stock up on Silver Glimmer Paper, especially with the holidays coming up, but it’s good for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, anything pretty! The Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon can be used on the Chevron side OR the plain side!  Two for the price of one! Pick up some of the This And That Epic Day Journals and decorate for Christmas gifts or any other gifts. Just add some Designer Series Paper here and there, maybe some embellishments, keeping it all generic unless you want to personalize it specifically for someone.  Who wouldn’t like a pretty journal to have? And you just saw me use the Geometrical Wood Stamp Set the other day to make a Halloween card in this post. It’s a fun stamp set to have.

Join Stampin' Up! and Pick A Pack of Paper

Join Stampin’ Up! as a Stampi’ Up! Demonstrator and earn free paper for six months! Sign up and get a free pack of paper each month.  Here are the details:

  • New recruits receive one FREE package of Designer Series Paper, every month for six months.
  • Free Designer Series Paper must be redeemed on a Demonstrator Order. If other items are not added to this order the order will incur shipping costs.
  • Demonstrators must remain active during incentive period to be eligible for free items.
  • Paper will be limited to non specialty paper only; Specialty Designer Series Paper and Designer Series Paper Stacks not included.

Please note Designer Series Paper will be available based on availability. Holiday catalog paper will be unavailable after the catalog ends, at which point occasions catalog paper will be available on 6  January, 2015

Of course getting free paper is just an extra little perk, the real benefit is owning your own business, being able to make money according to your goals, and meeting new people and making new friends – and having stamping fun while doing it!  Contact me if you would like more information!

Stampin’ Up! Frightful Wreath for Halloween

Stampin' Up! Frightful Wreath

This weekend I finally got busy and made my Frightful Wreath Simply Created Kit for Halloween, since time is getting close! This is a great kit!  It came together real easily as far as just the wreath and rosette are concerned! Complete directions are included with the kit, plus Stampin’ ! has a video. All you need is a hot glue gun.  The Stampin’ Up! Silicone Craft Sheet is really handy to have when you are using a hot glue gun plus for making the rosette.  The rosette piece comes already scored, all you have to do is accordian fold, adhere the ends, put a glob of hot glue on the silicone sheet and plunk the rosette down with the center in the hot glue to hold it. Then you get to ink up the doilies (I still have the black fingers and fingernails to show for it!) and finish off the front.  I neglected to purchase the coordinating stamp set, Frightful Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set, so I had to dig out a retired Halloween set for a greeting that worked, plus I added to stamped images from Freaky Friends on the ends just for fun!

The kit also contains all the beads and wires to make the spider for the wreath!  I was anxious to make it, but when I started, I thought, “This is why I am a stamper and not a bead person!” But with the directions plus the video, plus a little patience on my part, it didn’t take long until I was moving along getting all those beads on the spider legs! I like the way my spider turned out.  I just placed him on the wreath for the photo, not sure if I will glue him on or let him dangle!

Frightful Wreath Beaded Spider

Now if you want to see a real spider web, much like one I found on my bushes last year, here is one I discovered this weekend when I was taking pictures of our pretty flowers in the backyard. When the breeze blew just right, I could see the web glistening in the sunlight.  It started up at the edge of the garage and went at a diagonal all the way down to the yard!

Garage Spider Web

So there you have it! Pretend spooky spider and real spider and web!

Don’t forget:  Today is the last day for the Stamp, Stock & Save Sale! Be sure to look it over.  Do you have all the foam ink pads yet?  If not, this is a good chance to get all of them at a discount!  All individual ink pads are 15% off! You can get assorted card stock families 15% off, as well as Medium Envelopes, Whisper White card stock, Fast Fuse Adhesive and refills, plus a few stamp sets at 20% off. Don’t miss it!  Last day, Monday October 6!

It’s also the last day for the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals!  Good stuff!

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Geometrical Halloween Pumpkin Card

Geometrical Halloween Pumpkin Card

Look at the cute Halloween pumpkin card I made on World Cardmaking Day using the Oval Framelits and surprisingly, the Geometrical Stamp Set. I didn’t even know what card I was going to make until I went to my shelf of stamp sets, and for some reason, the Geometrical Stamp Set jumped out at me and I got the idea to use the images to make a pumpkin face!  Now you might have other stamps with pumpkin face features in the set, but I don’t have a current one.  This whole moment reminded me of a teacher I worked with years ago who told me her mother always said, “If it speaks to you, you must buy it!” Of course that became my mantra for shopping, but in today’s case the Geometrical Stamp Set “spoke” to me and I used it!  I cut out three ovals with the Oval Framelits and sponged the edges.  I think that makes a big difference. I didn’t get my triangles exactly centered, but then no pumpkin needs to be perfect!

I used my Fringe Scissors to cut some narrow strips of Old Olive card stock for the vines, curled them up, and just hand cut a little stem.

I thought the card required a moon, so I used the 2″ Circle Punch (could have even used a larger one!) to punch a piece of Crushed Curry, sponged the edges, and stamped a little bat from Freaky Friends.  The greeting is from the stamp set Good Greetings.  Right now you can get that stamp set free with a $300 order of your own or hosting a $300 workshop with friends through the end of October.

As I mentioned, today is World Cardmaking Day! So take a few minutes today and make a card! Or make two of the same cards, keep one and ACTUALLY MAIL the other card to someone!  Think how special you will make their day to get a surprise handmade card in the mailbox!  Or make three cards, keep one and send two cards to two people as a surprise!  You know you have someone who needs a card! I often say that when you make one card, go ahead and make a couple more of the same card while you have the idea and the supplies out!

Don’t forget the Stampin’ Up! Stamp, Stock & Save Sale going on in honor of World Cardmaking Day 2014!  It ends on Monday so take inventory this weekend and see what you need!  It’s a great sale! When have you seen Stampin’ Up! ink pads on sale for 15% off??  And the Medium White Envelopes are the BEST!

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Take Inventory Today!

Stampin' Up! Stamp, Stock & Save Sale

Today and this weekend it’s time to take inventory of your stamping card stock and ink! See what you are low on or want to stock up on because Stampin’ Up! has a sale – but only until Monday, Oct. 6! Be sure to take a look at the Stamp, Stock & Save Sale going on now for just a few days! Save 15% on individual ink pads, assorted card stock families and Whisper White, Medium envelopes, and Fast Fuse Adhesive.  Save 20% on a few great stamp sets!

Really!! Go through your card stock and see what you don’t have.  If you don’t have all the colors, the assortment packs on sale might be perfect for you. Each color family has two sheets of each color. Individual colors are not on sale.  Go through your ink pads! Do you have all the colors?  Do you have all the colors in the new foam pads?  I was surprised to discover that I was missing more than I thought!  Envelopes!!!  Stampin’ Up! has the nicest envelopes ever!  Be sure to get some Medium Whisper White Envelopes for sure!  They just have an elegant feel.  Once you use Stampin’ Up! envelopes, there’s no going back!  With Christmas coming up, be sure to get envelopes! And if you haven’t already tried out the new Fast Fuse Adhesive, this is your chance at a 15% discount! Check out the select stamp sets on sale, too!

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Stampin' Up! Stamp, Stock & Save Sale

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Go through your supplies today and place your order during the Stampin’ Up! Stamp, Stock & Save Promotion!  It’s only through Monday, October 6, 2014 so don’t miss it!!

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For The Birds Easy Christmas Tag

For The Birds Easy Christmas Tag

On the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals this week, the cute and versatile stamp set For The Birds is on sale! It’s a great stamp set because the images are adorable and the sentiments cover lots of occasions.  You can even just cover the sentiment if you want to just use the image.

For The Birds Stamp Set Picture

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This set is great for “coloring in” with markers or blender pens or now with the new Blendabilities, if you use Memento Black Ink. But if you do not like coloring, you can just stamp the image in one color and make a monochromatic card. It will look fine!

Whisper White card stock works great with the new Blendabilities alcohol markers and it JUST SO HAPPENS to be on sale right now for just a few days during the Stamp, Stock, & Save Sale through October 6, 2014.  Ink pads, card stock, envelopes, and Fast Fuse adhesive are also on sale.  Be sure to check out the exact items on sale – also a few stamp sets.

This tag was made with the Tag Topper Scalloped Punch. I embellished it with a bit of Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape and a few Frosted Sequins adhered with the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

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Alternate Ideas for the September 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Alternate September Paper Pumpkin Kit Halloween Card

If you read my post the other day about the September 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit and all the materials that came in the kit and all the cute burlap treat bags I made with it, you knew that I still had materials left over.  Here are the extra projects I made with the tags from the kit and a few extra materials from my stash.

For the Halloween card, I used a Tangelo Twist card base and added a Basic Black layer that I embossed with the Decorative Dots Textured Embossing Folder. Then I added a piece of the White & Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim. After I tied on the knot (separately) I decided to fray the ends and see how that looked! And I used a tag I had already made from the Paper Pumpkin Kit.

Alternate September Paper Pumpkin Kit Halloween Candy Treat

Here’s a little candy treat holder, made with the Tag Topper Scalloped Punch and a 2″ wide piece of Crumb Cake card stock. You can put a couple of Ghirardelli chocolates inside or some other treat. I tied some ribbon at the top with a piece of the sequin trim from the kit and added the tag I had already made with the kit. And I just had to add another one of the little adhesive bats from the sticker sheet!

Alternate September Paper Pumpkin Kit Halloween Lunch Sack Treat Bag

Here’s an easy project, with or without the Paper Pumpkin Kit!  Just find one of those lunch sacks in your pantry, cut a little off the top and fold the top edge over a couple of times. I used a little SNAIL Adhesive to hold it down. Then I took one of the Tea Lace Paper Doilies and sponged a little Rich Razzleberry ink on it for some spookiness. The tag, of course, is from the Paper Pumpkin Kit. The bag needed something so I just used the 1″ punch to punch out some circles to glue to the bag!

Did you know once you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can usually purchase extra kits or refill kits depending on availability of past kits?

Join Paper Pumpkin now (for sure before October 10th!) and enjoy getting that fun red box in your mailbox!

Only 24 Hours Left! Get On My List For The “12 Weeks of Christmas”!

12 Weeks of Christmas

Only 24 hours until my first “12 Weeks of Christmas” email goes out! What is the “12 Weeks of Christmas”? It’s an email every week, from me, with a holiday project that I hope you will like to give you ideas, complete instructions, and hopefully inspiration! Can you believe Christmas is only about 12 weeks away??! It’s my gift to my loyal mailing list subscribers!

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Deals & Steals From Stampin’ Up!

Stamp Stock & Save Flyer

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World Card Making Day is October 4, 2014 and to celebrate, Stampin’ Up! is offering a ridiculous 15% off sale on certain products! From October 1-6, you will be able to purchase select ink paper, envelopes, and adhesive – all at a 15% discount!  Select stamps are 20% off! Check the flyer above!

Time to stock up, especially for the holidays!  How many envelopes do you need?  You know there is not another envelope like the Stampin’ Up! Whisper White ones! You can feel it when you get one in the mail!

Click the flyer above to read more clearly. Online orders must be placed by 11:50 pm MT on Monday, October 6. Get your order in tomorrow, October 1st, so you don’t forget and to avoid backorders hopefully!

Details:

  • Color families and Whisper White in the 8-1/2 X 11, along with Medium envelopes, will be offered at a 15% discount
  • Fast Fuse Adhesive and refill component will be offered at a 15% discount
  • All individual ink pads will be offered at a 15% discount
  • Limited offering in stamps will be available at a 20% discount

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals

New Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals out today!  These deals are good September 30 – October 6.

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals Sept 30 2014

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Fun things on the deals this week!  Check them out!

Get any of these specials and other products at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store HERE! Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions!