Wednesday 24 February 2021

Bouquet of Hope - from Paper Pumpkin

 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.

These first cards highlight the stamp set with the kit. This gorgeous bouquet can be either coloured or heat embossed to bring out the detail of the sweet image.

The kit coordinates with other Stampin' Up! products so this next card uses the Flower & Field DSP from the Sale-a-bration catty to trim this fun fold design.

This last card uses the envelope liner as a background for a message of support. 

Paper Pumpkin is a wonderful way to build a supply of card making supplies with inspiration & instruction to guide you along.

Here's a sneak peak at the March kit.

Subscribe before March 10 to receive this kit that comes with a free gift inside!

All my subscribers get free tutorials & classes every month. Click HERE to sign up & enjoy the benefits of the P.P. Peeps. A 3 month subscription will earn free products from the Sale-a-bration promotion ending February 28.

Contact me with any questions or concerns & be sure to check the details in my online store.

Thanks for stopping by. 


Thursday 11 February 2021

Hydrangea Heaven

The moment I opened the January-June Mini Catalogue I knew that the Hydrangea Hill Suite of products would find it's way to my studio. I love hydrangeas. I love blue & I love patterned paper so the decision to add this to my collection was made for me!

This tri-fold card shows off both sides of the gorgeous DSP & adds the wow factor to this card.

A strip of DSP  is cut 11 1/2" x 5 1/4". scored at 3 1/2" & 7 1/2". It is then mounted onto a Highland Heather card base cut 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". A matted liner is added to the inside. The card front has a stamped hydrangea image on a Basic White mat cut with the Stitched So Sweetly dies. Pearl embellishments & Gorgeous Grape ribbon complete this card. Here's a live look at this card in action.

One of the best things about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is the sharing of ideas that goes on. This design was shared by Rachel Traudt, a fellow demonstrator who was in turn inspired by Ronda Wade. Everybody loves to share ideas so that adds to the creative fun. If you'd like to meet like-minded friends & share your creativity, contact me about joining my team. No pressure to sell, just enjoy the camaraderie & the discount!