Friday 25 June 2021

June 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit

The stunning Expressions in Color Paper Pumpkin kit for June is ah-mazing! It comes at the perfect time of year to celebrate weddings, anniversaries & graduations. Its elegant components were beautiful (I say were because the kit is pretty much gone) & I just love every card produced by this kit.

The cards as designed are lovely but the goal of our monthly gathering with the P.P. Peeps is to create alternatives using all of the materials in the kit. This kit came with vellum floral dies-cuts that we brushed with colour & leafy patterned die-cuts that became the focal point of some of our designs.

The card bases had a watercolour  look that tied in beautifully with the Expressions in Ink DSP.

The stamp set included both line images & a "splotch" stamp that added to the artistic look.

Even the leftover die-cuts combined with a sweet message from the Many Happenings stamp set produced a stunning wedding card for a lucky couple.

Creating with my Paper Pumpkin Peeps is the highlight of my month! If you'd like to join the fun, subscribe to this monthly box of fun & receive free classes, tutorials & alternative materials with your kit. Click HERE to check out subscriptions in my online store or contact me for details.

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Thursday 24 June 2021



Free shipping that is! Today, June 24 until midnight tonight all orders over $65 CAD will ship free. This is a wonderful saving especially if you are in the market for a a larger item - perhaps a Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine? Maybe the matching mini? What fun to get these items at a 10% savings!

If you need a small order, contact me & I will add it to my group order so that you can still enjoy the savings.

Pre-paid Paper Pumpkin purchases apply as well so it's a great time to join my P.P. Peeps club for free classes each & every month! Sorry, month to month subscriptions do NOT qualify for the sale. 

Shop now in my online store or contact me with your order.


Thursday 17 June 2021

Expressions in Ink

 June is a popular month for weddings & with our area finally coming out of a months long lockdown we are all looking forward to some happy celebrations with friends & family. Since June is such a popular wedding month, I find that this month there are lots of anniversaries as well. Here's an elegant card that is just perfect for a classy congratulations message.

The star of the show for this card is the stunning Expressions In Ink DSP. It is part of  the Expressions In Ink suite of products in the Annual Catalogue that is absolutely stunning! The paper has a watercolour look - similar to the alcohol/ink technique - with strands of gold foil highlights. Here I have mounted a 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" piece of the DSP onto a mat of gold foil which sits regally on a card base of Evening Evergreen cardstock (my new fave colour).

The leafy die-cut is from the Artistic Dies, included in this fabulous suite. This is cut from gold foil as well. The sentiment is heat embossed using gold embossing powder & popped up on a gold foil mat. A tiny bow of gold twine completes this elegant card.

This is such a lovely artistic look & so on trend! So much so that the June Paper Pumpkin kit has the same ethereal theme. I cannot wait to gather with my Paper Pumpkin Peeps to create cards with this artistic look.

And speaking of Paper Pumpkin - a reminder that all those who subscribe through me will have access to free classes & materials for alternatives to stretch your Paper Pumpkin kit. 

Be sure to check back next week to see our creations from this month's kit.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday 8 June 2021

For the Graduate

 Grade 8 graduations have always been a conundrum for me. While I am happy to laud academic accomplishments, I find many graduation messages a little inappropriate for a young teen. It's not like the 14 year old is embarking on a new career or defending a post graduate thesis. True, they are heading to 9th grade, usually at a new school but I prefer to have some fun with it.

Here are a couple of cards for the young grads that congratulate  on a lighter note.

This card was inspired by Julie Gilson - I loved the colours of Granny Apple Green & Pacific Point & the sentiment says it all. The Snailed It Bundle is retiring soon & the dies are discounted by 50%. This is a fun bundle with adorable images & snail mail references perfect for card making. Check it out HERE before it disappears forever.

Here's another from the May Paper Pumpkin kit that I think is a perfect send-off to the baseball fan heading to high school.

Here in Ontario we have been in lockdown for months with the kids learning virtually, without the sports & extra curricular activities to lighten the load. Here's hoping that out graduating g'son will get an outdoor, socially distanced celebration to mark his accomplishments & share some fun with friends.

I hope that your graduates get to celebrate safely & carry on to the next phase of their lives.