Sunday, May 19, 2019

Paper Pumpkin May 2019 Alternative

Hugs from Shelli

This months Paper Pumpkin Kit, "Hugs from Shelli" is such a beautiful kit. There are 4 different designs in the kit so you almost don't need alternative options they are so beautiful.  But, if you are like me, you still like full size cards to send out in the mail (The note cards in the kit are able to go through the mail).  I tend to hand deliver note card size or smaller cards with gifts (or in with the gift bags etc).  Here are a couple more ideas you can use with your own supplies too after your Paper Pumpkin kit is all used up. 
I love the white embossed images on the pool party cardstock...I can see me making  some sets up with those in different colors. I did try the white craft ink but it was not as bright as the heat embossed but it worked too. I love making my own background paper so the stamps in this months Paper Pumpkin will be awesome for that. I stamped in petal pink and in pool party inks with the stamps on very vanilla cardstock. These stamps make lovely background images.
Video Tutorial

If you have not subscribed to Paper Pumpkin let me tell you a little about Stampin' Ups Paper Pumpkin Kit Subscriptions.
1.  You can subscribe monthly, quarterly, bi-annually or yearly.
2. You can cancel at any time
3.  You can suspend for a month (or longer)
4. Paper Pumpkin Kits are ALL INCLUSIVE!
5. You can buy more than one kit per month (Give one as a gift, gift to a nursing home, a pre-school, a friend, an elderly neighbor, a relative) Share the LOVE!
You are eligible  to buy refill kits (will not include the WHOLE kit-
No stamp set for example)
6. For a little over $20 per month you get a beautiful boxed kit delivered to your home. In your kit will be everything needed to complete that months box. Sometimes it will be a project and sometimes it's cards. It's a surprise every month and I can't wait to get mine and open it.
Your very first kit will include an exclusive Paper Pumpkin Clear Block. You can use this block for each kit you receive after that.

May 2019 Hugs fro Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kit Included
12 -  3-1/2" X 5" Printed Cards (3 each of 4 different designs)
12 - Coordinating decorated envelopes
1 Early Espresso Ink Spot
12 Labels (For Sentiments)
1 Sheet of velum die cut feathers
1 sheet of printed flowered die cuts
1-1/2 Yards of Pretty Peacock colored velvet ribbon
4 yards of pink chenille twine
4 yards of linen twine
4 antique brass bird elements
80 mini stampin' dimensionals
80 glue dots
Step by step printed Instructions.

Also on the instruction sheet is a ruler, a list of colors that coordinate with the cards, website links to visit for video instructions and/or alternate ideas.

I hold a monthly group get together for Paper Pumpkin Subscribers at my house. These kits are awesome to get together with friends, take on a trip, make with your children/grandchildren and create special memories. Take to an elderly neighbor and spend some time with them. Donate them to nursery schools, Assisted Living Facilities, Buy a monthly subscription and give as a gift to someone special who you know loves to craft or just do it yourself and relax and feel proud  you made something with love to give away and make someones day.

Paper Pumpkin is now 6 years old and the kits get better and better each and every month.

Choose me as your demonstrator and subscribe today for 3 consecutive months or purchase a 3 month subscription all at once and I will send you a FREE gift. (Offer expires - June 10, 2019).

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

A Bouquet of Blooms Pop Up Card

This Pop up flower card was inspired by Rina K, she made this for her mom on Mother's Day. One of my downline posted that she just had to make a card like Rina's. So, I watched her video and then I just had to make a pop up card too. I am more of a subtle pastel lover but this card screamed Bright, Colorful and fun. So I made a fun vibrant card for a change. There are 7 bright and cheerful flowers popping out in the center so that when the recipient opens their card it would most definitely put a big happy smile on their face. Would make a fun and cheery "Get Well" card too.


Stamp Set: 

 Bouquet Blooms Bundle (Stamps and Dies), Stitched Shaped Dies 


8-1/2" X  5-1/2" Call me Clover Card Stock. Stamp small dots stamp for background
8-1/2" X 11" Whisper White Cardstock.
Stamp 2 sprays of flowers 2 large flowers, 6 medium flowers, 4 small flowers, 6 tiny flowers, large circular stamp and sentiment Cut circle and inner circle with stitched circle Dies. Attach flowers to spray.
7 each - 3-1/2" X  3-1/2" White Copy Paper (Sponge each a different color add a flower image in same color to the center of each. Fold, cut and assemble as instructed in video and sample pictures below)


Blueberry Bushel, Call me Clover, Pineapple Punch, Flirty Flamingo, Grapefruit Grove, Mango Melody, Gorgeous Grape, Poppy Parade, Lovely Lipstick. Stamp your flowers, circle and sentiment, sponge edges if desired.


Die Cutting Machine, Trimmer, Bone Folder, Scissors, Sponges,


Liquid Glue, Snail, mini Stampin Dimensionals

Video Tutorial


1. Score card base at 4-1/4", Fold and Burnish. Stamp all over with Call me Clover Ink with small dots stamp.
2. Using 8-1/2" X  11" Whisper White Cardstock, Stamp flowers and circle and sentiment in colors of choice.
3. Sponge all seven 3-1/2 squares of copy paper in different colors (A). Fold (B), cut (C & D) and assemble(E, F together. Attach to inside of card. (Photo's below)
4.  Add flowers to spray, some with glue and some with mini dimensionals. Glue one in the top right corner and one in the bottom left. Add dimensionals to the sentiment. Glue large circle in center and place sentiment in the middle. of  larger circle
(A) Sponge all 7 Copy papers different colors.
(B) Fold each of your 7 colors in half, in half again and one more time. (Three folds)
(C) Do not cut the (purple) folded side. Cut all 7 into an ice cream cone shape.
(D) Open all 7 flower shapes and trim off one petal
(E) Apply snail onto one whole petal and attach together, repeat for all 7 flowers.
Attach as follows with snail adhesive on TIP of petals only

Use snail on TIP of right most A.  Add B onto snail.  Opening is always on the bottom.

Use snail on TIP of left most A.  Add C onto snail. Opening is always on the bottom.

Use snail on TIP of left most C, A, B . Add D onto snail. Opening is always on the bottom.
Add both E's (Don't use snail on the bottom 2 just the upper 2 left and right sides...look at full pencil diagram above.
Add snail below F's (only on tip under it)
Try out your pop up flowers before attaching to inside of card
Line up flower centered and close to score line. Add snail to center petal. Close card.
Turn card over and repeat. Now you should be able to open and close your card with ease.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Goodbye Lovely as a Tree

If you don't own this beautiful stamp set yet you have until June 3, 2019 when it "RETIRES" from our Stampin' Up Catalog forever. This set has been around for many many years and is considered an all time favorite by thousands of demonstrators and of course their customers. I became a demonstrator in the summer of 2017 and bought this stamp set soon thereafter. I have always LOVED trees so this was meant to be. I've used Lovely as a Tree for so many occasions, Birthdays, Sympathy, etc...even my Christmas cards in 2017. I will never part with it. I hope you'll take another look if you don't own this one and purchase it before it's gone forever. 

Measurements and Supply List:

Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set
Peaceful Place Stamp Set (sentiment)
Stitched Shape Dies (2 largest dies)
Layering Circle Dies ( 2-7/8" Die)
8-1/2" X 5-1/2" Soft Suede Cardstock (score at 1-1/2" & 4-1/4")
5-3/8" X 4-1/8" Vary Vanilla Cardstock
1-1/2" X 5-1/2" Very Vanilla Cardstock
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (Scraps of different  widths of strips)
2-1/2 X 5-1/2" Copy or grid paper (glue strips onto)
1-1/4" X 5-1/2" Soft Suede Cardstock (Bottom of card)
2 x 1/2" X 5-1/2" Gold Foil Sheet (Use on on front and one for bottom)
1/4" X 5-1/2" Early Espresso Cardstock (Use on on front and one for bottom)
3-1/2" X 3-1/2" Very Vanilla (Die cut Large Stitched Circle)
3" X 3" Very Vanilla Cardstock Die cut next size down Stitched circle)
3" X  3" Early Espresso (Die cut layering circle

Video Tutorial

I have some special PDF Tutorials available  HERE.

I joined with an amazingly talented group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, "Creative Stampers" and we brought you our very first monthly tutorial bundle in April 2019. You can use them yourself or for ideas for classes etc.

There are two ways to receive your choice of one of my tutorials.

1.  Choose me as your demonstrator and purchase $50. in Stampin' Up Products and I will email your PDF of choice immediately as my FREE gift just for you. CLICK HERE to see what is available then message me with your choice

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Check out my wreath kits also, they are amazing and easy to make. If you haven't seen my wreaths check out my tutorial from April 21, 2019 or watch the video on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL
More views of card below

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