Sunday 29 November 2020

It's All About Gingerbread


The November Paper Pumpkin Kit is all about Gingerbread! The stamp set includes a sweet gingerbread house, some swirly trim & some sentiments sized perfectly for tags & gift card holders. My P.P. Peeps & I love to make cards so we added a great collection of alternative cards & 3D projects to the intended gift card holder (shown above with it's matching envelope).

This cute gift box is created by taping two of the gift card holders together & wrapping them around a 4 1/4"open box which forms the bottom. This will handily hold a small bag of candies, chocolate or maybe some hand sanitizer & lip gloss for a friend or front line worker. We finished these off with candy embellishments, included in the kit & a simple wish for merriment. The tissue was part of the inside packaging from the kit so nothing goes to waste!!

Here's a pair of tags to go with your gift card or box. There's even a "To: From:" stamp in the kit to make for easy mass produced tags. The ribbon & twine are from previous kits.

I love to use the stamp sets to create alternate layouts for cards using ink spots & colours from previous kits. These kits are a wonderful way to collect stamp sets & "test drive" a variety of colours. This next card uses the stamp set on Cinnamon Cider cardstock to highlight the gingerbread look.

Here's another combining stamps from this months & last.

We finished of our Zoom get-together CASing a shaker card designed by Debbie Henderson - a Paper Pumpkin magician from the United States.

These monthly kits come with everything that you need to make each project(s) but will also provide quite a collection of stamp sets, embellishments & adhesives that you can contiue to use over & over again.

Be sure to check it out HERE or contact me for more details.

Monday 9 November 2020

Coming Soon!


Wow - what a busy weekend! Stampin' Up! held their huge annual event, On Stage, this past weekend & we all stayed home! That's because it was a fantastic virtual event - On Stage @ Home. It had everything but the hugs & my brain is ready to explode. We had business sessions by experts, prizes (wouldn't be a Stampin' Up! event without Prize Patrol) & we even did tons of stamping. Of course the new January-June Mini catty was revealed (you're gonna love it!) & we had an opportunity to pre-order many of the suites & bundles.

The stamping demonstrations are one of my fave things about these events. We were blown away by the versatility of some of the new stamp sets & bundles & don't get me started about some new golden products.

I'll be sharing as much as I can in the coming weeks & as soon as my pre-order goodies arrive there will be more samples coming.

Some great news - dragonflies are back! I loved the dies from previous years but wait until you see the Punch! It's super easy to use, cuts two sizes of dragonflies & I love the matching stamp set. We got to play around with these beauties so here is a little sneak-peak.

There is stunning DSP & ribbon to match (naturally) so I was in my (messy) glory!

I tried to stay up to speed but alas the faster I stamp the messier I get so here's a glimpse of the rubble left behind!

Although I missed the connection with other demonstrators & friends, I loved watching in my "relaxed" wardrobe with coffee & water at hand.

Why not join my team so that we can go to Onstage 2021 together!