With the approach of the new Annual 2021-22 catalogue, I have been purging & making room for new playthings for my craft room. I came across a roll of Blackberry Bliss striped ribbon that re-kindled my close relationship with Blackberry Bliss. This is a colour in the Regals collection - rich, deep & elegantly purple - kind of well, regal. It inspired me to hunt down paper scraps in that colour & have some fun with the Sweet Ice Cream Bundle.
Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Friday, 2 April 2021
The March 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit was just what I needed! We have a large male population among our kids & g'kids & many have Spring birthdays. My monthly PP Peeps club met virtually yesterday & we had great fun creating alternative designs from the kit.
Although the kit contained gender neutral designs I just had to show off the cute floral stamp for this "girly" card.
Tuesday, 16 March 2021
Tomorrow is St Patrick's Day & Stampin' Up! has a lovely surprise! You don't have to be Irish to enjoy FREE shipping all day tomorrow, March 17. All orders of $65 CAD or more will be shipped free. Think of the possibilities - subscribe to Paper Pumpkin minus the shipping. Collect all the gorgeous retiring coloured papers & ink - minus the shipping. Or just enjoy an already discounted bundle - shipped free!
And speaking of retiring colours - these lovelies will be retiring with the current annual catty. What a great time to stock up on that deep, rich Pretty Peacock or perhaps the soft & lovely Seaside Spray. be sure you have the re-inkers as well so that you can keep enjoying these luscious long after their retirement!
Friday, 12 March 2021
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
The fourth week of the month is Paper Pumpkin week for me & my P.P. Peeps. We gather (virtually these days) to create from our monthly Paper Pumpkin kits. We rarely follow the directions, we laugh a lot & just generally enjoy our like-minded joy of cardmaking.
This month's kit is called Bouquet of Hope. It is intended to share messages of hope & encouragement with family & friends, As usual the kit is full of beautifully coordinated card bases, ink, stamps & embellishments with plenty of materials to make the 9 cards shown - or a dozen more if you care to think outside the box.
Here are a few of the creations that I'll be sharing with the Peeps.
Thursday, 11 February 2021
Wednesday, 27 January 2021
The January Paper Pumpkin is all about Love. Not just the Valentine's Day kind of love, but all kinds - anniversary, wedding, even I'm happy to be in lockdown with you kind of love. Included in the kit is a great stamp set, sweet enamel hearts & flowers, die-cuts with an elegant font & of course the snail & mailbox images - so perfect for a "snail-mail" message.
Normally I don't send too many Valentine cards but these aren't normal times so a message of love is in order for all kinds of people. The patterned card bases give the option of pastel Petal Pink or bold Poppy Parade red or a fun combination of both.
The snail stamp is adorable coloured to match his cardstock background, sitting on a mat embossed with the Stitched With Whimsy Dies from the Jan-Jun Mini catty. Here I stamped him, then cut him out & raised him up on Dimensionals.
The fourth week of the month is Paper Pumpkin week for me & my P.P. Peeps. We gather (virtually these days) to create from our monthly ...
The January Paper Pumpkin kit is all about love. With Valentines Day coming up this kit is geared to sharing wishes with your Valent...
Paper Pumpkin has started to post previews of upcoming kits which is very helpful if you were maybe thing of jumping into the P.P. part...