Monday, April 30, 2018

2018-2020 In Color Thank You Card Set

Oh how I love the new in colors for 2018-2020! They are so bright and vibrant, almost reminds me of primary colors.
The catalog will not be out until June but you can order the 5 new Inkpads in Blueberry Bushel, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover and Pineapple Punch as part of the Share What You Love Suite Early Release which starts on May 1, 2018 and runs through May 31, 2018.
You can get 10% off the package of 5 ink pads in the new colors for $33.75.

Video Tutorial

These super easy thank you cards look amazing in these bright colors, you can even color your gems, pearls or ribbon to match using the Stampin Blends (although these will not be available until June 1, 2018.

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Friday, April 27, 2018


Three amazing bundles coming out as an early release! 
There's a bundle for everyone! New through Experienced.


You can purchase the bundles in this video May 1st, 2018 - May 31st, 2018 (sorry, not March as I said wrongly in the video)

1. The Just Getting Stated Bundle $57.00

This would be a perfect bundle for someone new to crafting.

It includes the Love What You Do Stamp Set, two ink pads Grapefruit Grove (one of our new 2018-2020 In Colors) and Old Olive Ink Pads, a package of 40 sheets of Very Vanilla Cardstock, Clear Stamp Block E (big enough for every stamp in this set)
What a great set to get started with. Below are a few samples you could make using this bundle.


2. A Little More Please Bundle $91.50

(A Perfect bundle for the casual crafter).

An additional cardstock  package and coordinated accessories will give you various color combinations and add that extra special touch to your creations. Included *****FREE*****Embellishment Kit and 40 Very Vanilla Envelopes, you can share you cards right away after making without any extra expense other than a postage stamp. 
The first sample is from Stampin Up.

3. Gotta Have it ALL Bundle  $127.50

(For avid passionate stampers)

Nothing more needed other than you imagination and some scissors and glue! 
The stunning pearlized Designer Series Paper is just absolutely GORGEOUS. With this tremendous Bundle you will create excellent, coordinated projects using Stampin' Up's outstanding array of quality products.
 Included *****FREE***** the Beautiful Statement of my Heart Stamp, the embellishment box and Very Vanilla Envelopes.
Samples below... 1st one is from Stampin Up

4.  2018-2020 In Colors $33.75

(save 10%)

The new colors are Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, Call me Clover and Blueberry Bushel. Also the newly designed inkpads are brilliant. Open easily like a compact case does you will love them!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Lovely Floral Embossed Thank You Card

This stunning NEW embossing folder will be available May 1, 2018. It is part of the "Share What You Love Suite",  "Gotta Have it All Bundle. 

There are 3 different bundles available....

(Includes the basics to get started stamping. Stamp Set, 2 Inkpads, Cardstock , Clear stamp block and FREE envelopes)

(Includes 2 stamp sets, very vanilla and the share what you love cardstock packs, Pearlized doilies, inkpad, velvet ribbon, pearls and FREE envelopes and FREE embellishment kit).

(Includes everything in bundle 2 plus...Lovely Floral Embossing Folder and Share What You Love Designer Series paper... plus FREE exclusive to this bundle only, Statement of my heart Stamp.

For my sample I used the new color Grapefruit Grove cardstock and in the video I used the lovely returning color of Mint Macaron. The Natures Twine I used on the cards will be available in the 4 colors ( Mint Macaron, Blackberry Bliss, Grapefruit Grove and Crumb Cake)  in the NEW Annual Catalog  which comes out June 2, 2018.

I can't wait to share all the lovely new products with you soon.

Measurements and Supplies

8 1/2" X  5 1/2" Thick Whisper White Cardstock
4"  X 5 1/4" Rich Razzleberry Cardstock
3 3/4"  X  5" Whisper White Cardstock
Love What you Do Stamp Set
Lovely Floral Embossing Folder
Natures Twine (about 5" of  Blackberry Bliss, 2 X 5" Crumb Cake)
Rich Razzleberry Ink Pad
Whisper White Envelope
Adhesive of Choice
Some washi tape

Video Tutorial

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

April 2018 Paper Pumpkin Alternative 2

Love these colors together...pool party is a nice soft subtle color and goes wonderful with calypso coral. I made a gate fold card and decorated the inside as well as the envelope. Below is the actual cards as per the kit instructions, how cute are they? I love these adorable 3 X 3 cards and envelopes. 

If you haven't yet subscribed to a monthly Paper Pumpkin Kit there is no better time than now. You can get 2 months of Paper Pumpkin Kits delivered right to your home for 50% off. Use the coupon code SAVEFIFTY0418 at checkout before May 10th. I know you will love it! Invite a friend over to make it with you, make it with your children or grandchildren for lasting memories together. Give it as a gift to that special person who could use some creative therapy, it is relaxing, enjoyable and builds confidence. Everything is included to complete the kit including instructions, a stamp set, ink, embellishments, adhesive and a wonderful project all cut out and ready for you to make. You can purchase your Paper Pumpkin Kit through my website at or click on the Paper Pumpkin Icon over to the right and it will take you where you need to go. Please choose me (Janice Laroche) as your demonstrator if you do not already have one and don't forget to use the code SAVEFIFTY0418 at checkout.

Video Tutorial

Measurements and Supplies:

8 1/2" X 5 1/2" Pool Part Card Stock
     (Score at 2 1/8" turn and score on the opposite side at 2 1/8", this will               give you your gate fold).
3 3/4" X  5" Whisper White Card Stock
2 5/8" X  2 5/8" Whisper White Card Stock
Layering Squares Framelit Dies 
     (2 1/2" Scalloped Square and 2 1/8" square)
Pool Party Inkpad
Scrap of Calypso Coral Card Stock (for sentiment backing)

From April 2018 PP Kit

Lifesaver Embellishment 
Glue dots
Small Banner for sentiment
Cut off a 3" X  3" Piece of striped Card Stock (used for box cover in kit)
Open one of the Calypso Coral  3" X  3" cards and cut along score line.
     (Run through big shot with both the scalloped and plain dies, to make            your frame). 
A small scrap of the striped for sentiment backing.
     (Stamp sentiment on white and gold banner, adhere to striped piece and           snip end even with banner. Adhere both to calypso coral scrap and trim         leaving a tiny border all around)

Watch video tutorial for further instructions. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

April 2018 Paper Pumpkin Alternative

What a beautiful Paper Pumpkin kit once again this month! I love to make alternates though so here ya go. Below is the actual card set per kit instructions, it was just too adorable not to photograph. Copy the code for 50% off 2 months for NEW subscribers only then click on Paper Pumpkin Icon over on right side of blog
If you haven't yet subscribed to Paper Pumpkin, what are you waiting for? For about $20 a month you get a complete kit delivered right to your door, (it's like getting a surprise present once a month) You can make it yourself for some much needed relaxation, invite friends over to share the fun or make with your children or grandchildren and make memories together for a lifetime! Each kit contains everything you will need to complete your project each and every month. Ink, Stamp Set, Adhesive, Cards or whatever project for that month, lots of embellishments etc... There is always lots left over to use on other projects too!
This month I am starting a BYOPP (Bring Your Own Paper Pumpkin) at my house, I can't wait to meet with friends and create these beautiful cards and see what other great ideas we can come up with.

(If you have yet to watch the video, please accept my apologies. I FOUND MY STAMPS! After I took out the calypso coral stampin spot, I put it over on my desk and guess where my missing stamps were???? STUCK TO THE BOTTOM OF MY TRAY OF STAMPIN SPOTS) 

Video Tutorial

Measurements and Supplies

April 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit (You are my Anchor)
8 1/2" X 5 1/2" Island Indigo Cardstock
Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies (Square 1 5/8")
3 Whisper White Squares (Stitched shapes 1 5/8")
3 Patterned Squares from April 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit
       (Cut from 3" X 3" Card Bases using square stitched framelit 1 5/8")
1 Large gold rimmed circle from kit.
1 gold trimmed banner
Sentiment of choice from stamps in kit
Island Indigo or Calypso Coral Ink Spots or Inkpads
3 gold hearts from kit (Glue together)
7" Piece of twine from kit
Liguid Glue

Inside Card
3 3/4" X  5" Whisper White Cardstock
2 - 1/4" X 3 3/4" Strips cut from full length of orange card in kit
Liquid Glue
Sentiment of choice from stamps in kit or leave blank to write message in.

1 Medium Whisper White Envelope 
Island Indigo or Calypso Coral Inkspots or Inkpads
Large block (Arrange small stamps, Ahoy and heart on block, then stamp on flap of envelope)

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