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August 2013

More...My Paper Pumpkin, Seriously

Remember this post?  Well, I was not done playing with the layered flower( Blossom, Pansy, Boho Blossom) and i needed to send two more cards so here are more variations on the theme.

Seriously modern Medley

I used the Modern Medley DSP instead of stamping my own and I must say I think the Modern Medley DSP is the best!

Seriously Modern Medley 2

Isn't it  fun seeing the different looks you can come up with using the same materials?  The My Paper Pumpkin promotion runs until the end of the month.  Be sure to sign up soon so you can get in on the monthly crafting kit fun!


CPC Card Set and Gift Box

Make this beautiful greeting card set with a matching box to hold them. It is the perfect present for anyone. It’s easy to make and can be mass produced without any difficulties. The box can be re-used and filled with note cards or other stationery. Great for a stamp camp, or as a class project.


This great project was designed by Monika.  If you would like to learn all the details on how to make this project subscribe to Craft Project Central for the month of August.  You will receive the tutorial for this project and 9 others.  It is a great value so head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe today.

Wetlands in Early Espresso

I believe the Wetlands stamp set was on my first order from the new Stampin' Up! catalog.  I am still making my way around to all the sets I ordered from the Annual and  Holiday catalogs.  I will get there because I have imposed a stamp set purchasing  moratorium  until every set has been properly inked and used.   It is going to be tough but I am holding myself to it.

Wetlands in Early Espresso

 Stamps: Wetlands
Ink: Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Paper:  Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso Core'dinations, Soft Suede
Punches: Large Oval
Big Shot: Woodgrain folder, Deco Labels Collection
Extras: Stamping sponges, Antique Brads,  7/16" Trim,  Stampin' Sanding block

Don't you love how the woodgrain looks?  I used  the Core'dinations paper and after texturizing it with the Woodgrain folder I sanded it.   The Core'dinations paper (page 157) is available in all the colors and sold by the color collection.  

Wetland close

I am working on more samples using this set.  I like sharing  lots of ideas using one set.  It is a fun challenge.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.  


CPC Perfect Blend Ensemble!

Here’s a fun project to make for your coffee-loving friends!  Anyone that loves coffee and chocolate will be so impressed with this gift set!  Project includes a favor mug, stir-it in Holder, and a little matching note card.  This is also a fun class or club project.

Perfect Blend Ensemble

This fun project comes to you designed by Laurie!  To get the instructions for Laurie’s project, just subscribe to August at Craft Project Central. 

MPP Hey There Friend

So, have you signed up for My Paper Pumpkin yet?   If you are interested in getting started right away then you need to be sure to sign up today or tomorrow (9th or 10th of the month).   If you do, then you will receive your Welcome kit around the 15th of this month.    If you wait to sign up after the 10th then you will not get the Welcome kit until the 15th or so of next month!

When you sign upfor My Paper Pumpkin be sure to use the promo code PUMPKINDEAL,  this will let you get started for $10 a month for the first 2 months of your My Paper Pumpkin subscription.  Seriously, a great deal.  This promotion will expire on August 31 so don't delay!  In your Welcome box you will receive a clear block a $8.50 value and one of my favorite stamps "hey there friend"

MPP 3 x 3 Bermuda

The adorable flower is from the Flower Shop set,  the diagonal lines is from July's My Paper Pumpkin kit, and the sentiment is from the first My Paper Pumpkin box you will receive.   Did you see the stamped envelope liner?   The envelope liner framelit (page 37 132172) is in the Holiday catalog.  You can use coordinating Designer Series Paper-great way to use those leftover pieces or in this case I used computer paper and stamped it.  The envelope framelit cuts 3 sizes of liners and they work perfectly with Stampin' Up's envelopes.  

MPP 3 x 3 Melon

MPP 3 x 3 starfruit

I had so much fun making these little cards that I did not want to stop.   If you have any questions about My Paper Pumpkin please contact me.  I cannot wait to see what will be in my My Paper Pumpkin this month and I will be sure to share what I make with you!


CPC Flower Shop Cards and Box

Today I get to share with you the project I designed for Craft Project Central!

Cpc aug 13 project picture

I designed this box and card set because I love having a supply of handmade gifts to give friends, co-workers, or as a hostess gift.   This tutorial includes the box, 2 card designs, and the sweet little tag.   If you would like to receive this tutorial and 9 others please head over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of August.   

Seriously, My Paper Pumpkin (MPP)

I am sure by now you have heard about My Paper Pumpkin.   If you haven't, it is a monthly craft subscription that includes all the supplies (except adhesive) to make a fun and quick paper craft project.   Past  project kits have included card kits, a mini scrapbook, and even a mini banner  project! Part of the fun is not knowing what you will get from month to month.  The only certainty is the first month you will receive the Welcome kit which includes a Size D clear block.  Why a clear block?  Well every month in addition to the paper goods you also receive an  ink spot or 2 and an exclusive stamp or 2 or 3!  I love receiving the distinctive My Paper Pumpkin box in the mail and opening it up to see what fun lies within! 

The project is a quick one and will usually take maybe 30 minute or so which can easily be fitted into anyone's busy life.   Once you make the project the paper goods may be gone but you will still have the ink spots and stamps and so far I have LOVED the stamps.   

MPP Seriously

Seriously, I love the stamps!  Yes, the "seriously" was one of the My Paper Pumpkin(MPP) stamps that was in the April MPP kit.    I used another MPP stamp on this card as well.  Have you figured it out?  It is the honeycomb image  stamped in Smoky Slate.   This stamp was in the July MPP kit and it was 1 of 3 stamps in that kit and all of them make great  backgrounds.  I did use my handy stamp positioner to line up the image and i think it looks like a piece of Designer Series Paper.  

MPP Seriously flower\

Unfortunately, you cannot get these past kits but if you subscribe now you will not miss out on future kits.   If you are curious about  My Paper Pumpkin now is the time to check it out.  You can join My Paper Pumpkin for only $10 a month for the first two months!   Go to My Paper Pumpkin and be sure to use the promo code PUMPKINDEAL.  This special deal is only valid until August 31, 2013.    Your first kit is called the Welcome kit and you will receive the size D clear block ($8.50 value!) in your kit.  I will also send you a link to a page that shows some different ideas on ways to put together your Welcome kit cards.   I am also having a drawing for some fun prizes for my  subscribers (current and new) to My Paper Pumpkin.  I have a My Paper Pumpkin kit to give away and some fun Halloween and Christmas washi tape.   

Join in the fun and go to My Paper Pumpkin, use the PUMPKINDEAL promo code, be sure I am listed as your demonstrator(Sharon Burkert 98092),   let me know you signed up, and you'll  get entered into my drawing. Sit back and enjoy your My Paper Pumpkin creative escape every month.  

CPC “Marriage Advice & Quips” Mini Album!

Every bride could use some marital advice and some light-hearted quips about marriage.  This ensemble includes a shabby mini album made up of staggered pages with room for a few photos, and a couple of pockets to tuck notes in or more small photos.  When your mini album is complete, the coordinating gift box and greeting card will make for a perfect presentation of the gift, which is sure to become a keepsake.

Marriage Advice & Quips Mini Album

This great gift ensemble was designed by Regina.   When you subscribe to Craft Project Central for the month of August you will receive the tutorial for this project and 9 others for just $10!  Head over to Craft Project Central and subscribe.

Bee Well

A friend of mine recently had an unfortunate encounter with some bees.   They were not happy with her for disturbing them.  I had to make her a card and I knew what I wanted it to look like.  I pulled out my new Label Pop'n Cuts amd got to  work.

Bee Well inside

I have the bee attached with a piece of window sheet so it moves just a little when you open the card.  I had so much fun making this card and I knew she would get a laugh out of it and she did.

Stamps: Yippee -Skippee
Ink: Black Stazon, Real Red Stampin' Write marker
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White,  Vellum card stock, Red Glimmer paper, Neutrals DSP stack, Brights DSP stack
Punches: 2-1/2" Circle, Extra-Large Oval, Small Heart, Large Oval
Big Shot: Card base Pop 'n Cuts, Label Pop 'n Cuts, Typeset Alphabets Bigz
Extras: Googly eyes 

Here's what the front loks like.  

Bee Well front

See that cute little frog (aka a card holder).  Isn't it so cute?  My friend gave me it so I thought it only fitting that I use it  to hold up the card I made for her.

Bee Well inside side

I am really liking the Pop 'n Cuts concept and will be playing around with them a lot more.  The creator of the dies, Karen Burniston was at the SU! Convention.  I saw some of the thing she made and they were totally inspiring.   Unfortunately all my photos  of her samples are kind of blurry.  Big sigh.  

If you have any questions about this card or want more information about Stampin' Up!  feel free to contact me.  Have a marvelous day and Bee Well!

CPC Project Write Home

Do you have a high school graduate going off to college this Fall? How about just a distant friend or relative that you’d like to hear from more often? This little set will fit the bill! Create the cover and the detailed inside, complete with divided inserts to fit all the contents. Add the handmade cards and envelopes, with the two-sided Stampin’ Write Marker – one side for writing, and the other side for stamping the personalized return address stamp for the envelope. This sweet set will be sure to delight the recipient – and motivate them to Write Home!!

Project-Write-HomeThis great set comes to you designed by Julie!  To get the instructions for Julie’s project, just subscribe to  Craft Project Central for the month August!