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Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop...No Matter the Weather

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Welcome to the Paper  Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! We are all fans of this monthly crafting kit and want  to share with you our enthusiasm for this box of fun and creativity. The beauty of the Paper Pumpkin kit is that you can follow the directions provided in the  kit to make the projects as they were designed, or use the supplies as a  starting point and let your creativity run wild. On this hop we will be sharing  lots of ideas with you on how to use the March Paper Pumpkin kit: No Matter the Weather.

This kit has got to be one of the best Paper Pumpkin kits ever!  It is amazing how perfect the stamp set is for what we are going through in the world right now.  In addition the die cuts are just so cute! To make things even better there's a bonus stamp set included that is full of fabulous images including a pair of flowery boots that I would love to wear.  

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I have been wanting to make a Quarter Sheet Pop Up card.  On this card I used the die cuts and sentiment from the kit and added the grass/cattails using the Friendly Silhouettes dies.  There is a lovely grass image in the bonus stamp set but I was being a bit lazy and didn't want to fussy cut.  This grass/cattail die from the Friendly Silhouette dies is one I am very fond of.

Here are the details on how I made this card.

  • Adhere 2 of the same note card together so that you have a larger background design.
  • Trim the note cards to equal 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" with the fold (seam where you joined the 2 cards) in the center (2-3/4")
  • 1-1/4" x 4-1/2" Balmy Blue strip, score at 1/2", 2-1/4", 4"  decorate using the die cuts.  Center the 2-1/4" score line with the center fold of the card.  Attach the tabs to the card base. 
  • 1/2" x 6-1/2" Shaded Spruce strip, score 1/2" at both ends.  
  • 2-1/2" x 5-1/2" Shaded Spruce strip cut using the Friendly Silhouettes grass/cattail image.  Adhere the grass/cattails to the back of the 1/2" x 6-1/2" strip and inside of the 1/2" score lines.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Basic Gray ink (included in kit) and attach the heart die cut.  Add glitter to heart if desired.  Attach it to the front of the 1/2" x 6-1/2" strip.  Adhere the strip (1/2" tabs) to the front of the card.

 

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This card lays flat to mail (since it is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" it does not need to be folded and fits in an A-2 envelope).  The card stands up nicely.  The 2 strips bow out creating a nice pop up effect.

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Are you currently a Paper Pumpkin subscriber?  If  not, now is a great time to join in the fun.  Contact your demonstrator to get started or  CLICK HERE* to subscribe.

Thank you for joining us as we share with you the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin, now hop over to  Janey Backer's blog to see her fun creation.

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PS If you are one of my Paper Pumpkin subscribers and want to make this card but do not have the Friendly Silhouettes dies, contact me!

 


Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Final Days of Sale-A-Bration

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Welcome to the March Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  We are still Sale-A-Brating with Sale-A-Bration!  

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Earlier in March 5 new Sale-A-Bration products were released.  I used 2 of the 5 products that were released, the Flowering Foils Specialty DSP and the So Very Vellum Specialty DSP.  I also used a die from the Ornate Layers Dies which is part of the Ornate Garden Suite,  an early release from the upcoming annual catalog.  Products from this suite will be available starting April 1, it is a beautiful suite of products, definitely something to look forward to!

The flowers from the Flowering Foils Specialty DSP were colored using Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends.  These flowers for the most part are pretty easy to cut out and the parts that were a little fiddly, I chopped off.  The sentiment is another Sale-A-Bration choice, Sending You Thoughts (from original SAB release).  The card base is the Pool Party So Very Vellum Specialty DSP.  

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I also lined the inside of the front to hide the adhesive.  Adhesive and vellum can be a little tricky, so if the adhesive shows through I cover it up with some cardstock.  I chose a Stitched Rectangle die that was smaller than the Ornate Layer die.  Love that you can see some of the pretty details of the ornate Layer die from the inside of the card too!

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This sentiment is also from the Sending You Thoughts Sale-A-Bration stamp set.  I really like when sentiment sets include a saying for the inside too!

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Here is the list of all the stops on the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop.

 

Stamper's Dozen March 2020 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s - Stamping in My Flops
  2. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  3. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  4. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  5. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  6. Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
  7. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  8. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  9. Kelly Acheson – A Stamp Above
  10. Laura Milligan – I’d Rather BEE Stampin’
  11. BJ Peters – StampinBJ

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the Hop and stamp on!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

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The Host Code for March is PFZWJCN2  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $50 or more I will also send you 2 card kits  including completed samples as a thank you gift.

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 


What's New at SU!...Sale-A-Bration

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Welcome to the What's New at SU! Blog Hop!  We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from around the world who are hoppin’ to share some  fun and exciting ideas. Today we will featuring products from Sale-A-Bration! 

A little over a week ago the 2nd set of Sale-A-Bration products were released.  The release included 3 new stamp sets and 2 new Specialty DSP packs.  What I love about the new release is how some of the products coordinate with the original Sale-A-Bration release and/or the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. 

If you follow my blog or Facebook page you know that I fell hard for the Happy Birthday to You stamp set (Sale-A-Bration) and the Birthday dies (Coordination Product Release).   With the 2nd Sale-A-Bration Release there's another product that coordinates...Flowering Foils Specialty DSP!

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Right about now you are wondering, "Huh?".  Hold on things will all become clear very soon.  The Flowering Foils Specialty DSP features rose gold and silver foil designs on a white background.  The white background is perfect to try out all kinds of coloring techniques.  Here I used a sponge brayer to create this ombre effect.  I started with the lightest color, Petal Pink, then Grapefruit Grove, and finally Calypso Coral.  I used the same brayer to do all 3 colors.  I rolled off the color on my grid paper before inking up the brayer.  

The cake was silver embossed on Shimmery White paper and then colored using So Saffron Light, Petal Pink Combo, Calypso Coral Combo, and Old Olive Combo Blends.  The cake was then cut out using the Birthday Dies.  The pedestal was cut off from the stamped image and I added a Silver Foil cake plate using the Birthday Dies.  I stamped, embossed and color an extra flower to decorate the base of the cake.

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Now do you see the coordination?  This flower was cut out from another of the designs in the Flowering Foils Specialty DSP and looks like a grown up version of the flowers in the Happy Birthday to You stamp set.  This flower was cut out and colored using Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, and Old Olive Stampin' Blends.  This particular flower was not a full flower which is why I hid the bottom underneath the strip of DSP.  These flowers are too pretty to waste.

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We are entering the last few weeks of Sale-A-Bration!  There are already items that are no longer available: Kerchief Card kit, Metallic Baker's Twine & Sequins, and the Golden Honey Specialty DSP.  Be sure to get your Sale-A-Bration choices soon!  

Now it is time for you to see what the talented Diane Browning has created for you!

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If you just came from Diane's blog, then hop on over to see what the creative Tricia Butts has made.

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March 2020 Blog Hop Roll Call

Tricia Butts- Tricia’s Stamping Creations

Sharon Burkert- As the Ink Dries

Diane Browning- 247inkspiration

Loni Spendlove- Creative Juice by Loni

Heather Cooper- Playing with Paper Crafting

Brenda Copper- Stamping with the Copper Cropper

Jackie Bultje- The Pampered Stamper

Thank you for stopping by! If you want to see what else I have made using the Happy Birthday to You, Birthday dies, and/or the Flowering Foils Specialty DSP, you can check them out here,  here, here,  herehere,  here, and here.

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What's New at SU!...Coordination Product Release

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Welcome to the What’s New at SU! blog hop.  We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from around the world who are hoppin’ to share some  fun and exciting ideas. Today we will featuring products from the Coordination Product Release. I am featuring the Special Days Dies that coordinate with the Special Someone stamp set and the Pleased as Punch DSP so hop along with us and see What’ New at SU!

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I can hardly take all the cuteness!  I love those raccoons from the Special Someone set and now with the Special Day dies I can cut them and the other critters out with ease.  Almost everything except for the stitched scalloped rectangle (Stitched So Sweetly dies) were cut out using the Special Days dies.  

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Pull up on the ribbon and out pops a sweet sentiment and even more balloons!  So fun! 

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I love the striped design from the Pleased as Punch DSP.  It is so happy and cheerful.  This pack of paper coordinates with the Small Bloom punch, Heart Punch Pack, Tulip Builder punch, and the Builder Umbrella punch.  On the flip side the designs are more neutral so this pack is fabulous whether you have the coordinating punches or not.

Now it is time for you to hop on over to see what Brenda has created for you!

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If you are hopping in the other direction ( you rebel), check out what Joyce has made for you.

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Here's a list of all the fabulous blog stops!

Joyce Whitman- Stampin’ Scrapper

Sharon Burkert- As the Ink Dries

Brenda Copper- Stamping with the Copper Cropper

Heather Cooper- Playing with Paper Crafting

Tricia Butts- Tricia’s Stamping Creations

Diane Browning- 247inkspiration

Loni Spendlove- Creative Juice by Loni

Anke Heim- Scraphexe

Thank you for stopping by!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for February is VRH7HE4C.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $50 or more I will also send you 2 card kits with a tutorial and a completed sample as a thank you gift.

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...February is All About Love

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Happy Valentine's Day!  Today on the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop we are celebrating love, not only Valentine's Day but any occasion that celebrates love.  I chose to focus on a card that celebrates friendship.

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I am crazy for this raccoon from the Special Someone stamp set.  I will use the stamp set even more now that there are dies (Special Days Dies) available.  The sentiment is from the Thanks for the Laughs stamp set.  I used a Black Stampin' Write marker to color in part of the saying and stamped it on the Stitched So Sweetly label. The big Real Red heart was cut using a Stitched Be Mine die.

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The DSP is the From My Heart Specialty DSP and many of the designs will work way beyond Valentine's Day.  This pack of paper has made me a fan of the Real Red and Flirty Flamingo color combination.

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Inside the rest of the sentiment was stamped on Whisper White and cut using the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  The red heart on the inside and the one the raccoon is holding on the front was cut using the Stitched Be Mine dies.  There is a die that has multiple sizes of hearts on it.  I use that die a lot whenever I need a small sized heart.  I used the Shimmery Crystal Effects (150892 Holiday Carryover List) and sprinkled some Dazzling Diamonds glitter on it to make it even more glittery.

Thank you for stopping by and now it is time for you to check out the other stops in the Hop.

Stamper's Dozen February 2020 Blog Hop

  1. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s - Stamping in My Flops
  2. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  3. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  4. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  5. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  6. Rachel Yurkanin – Stamping with Rachel
  7. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping
  8. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for February is VRH7HE4C.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $50 or more I will also send you 2 card kits with a tutorial and a completed sample as a thank you gift.

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

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What's New at SU...Peaceful Poppies Suite

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Welcome to the What's New at SU! blog hop.  I am happy that you are joining us. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from around the world.. Today we will be sharing ideas using the products in the Peaceful Poppies Suite in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. I know you will find a lot of wonderful ideas!

The product I chose to feature are the  Poppy Moments Dies from the Peaceful Poppies Suite.  These dies are one of my very favorites from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  They are big, bold and make quite a statement.

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I got this idea from BJ Peters.  She used something called screen lathe for the wood pieces but I wasn't able to find that product.  I went to the hardware store and bought an 8 ft long piece of what I think is molding.  It is flat on one side and rounded on the other.  We cut it to 6" lengths and sanded the cut edges.  I painted the front and ends of the wood pieces a couple of times using black acrylic paint. It is also a good idea to paint the back side of the wood.  

The Whisper White CS I used measures 5-1/2" x 5-1/2".  I stamped the sentiment from the Here's to Strong Women set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  The poppies were cut using Cherry Cobbler for the outline and Poppy Parade for the base with Basic Black for the centers.  The leaves were cut using Mossy Meadow as the outline and Old Olive for the base.  

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When positioning the flowers remember that the wood pieces still need to be attached, so you do not want to position the flowers or leaves all the way to the top or bottom edge of the paper.  The wood pieces are secured to the paper using Tear & Tape Adhesive.  You need to also attach a cord of some kind to hang it.  I used the Black 1/8" Cord which is currently on the Clearance Rack for $2.40!  I added some additional Tear and Tape to secure down the cord.  I cut strips of Basic Black CS to cover up the back of the wood.  This little step goes a long way to adding a finishing touch to the project.

Thank you for stopping by and now it is time for you to see what the talented Cheryl Hamilton has created for you!

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If you have just come from Cheryl's blog then hop this way and see what Cynthia McQueen has created for you.

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Here's a list of all the stops on the What's New At SU Blog Hop!

January 2020 Blog Hop Roll Call

Judi Anderson- Judi Stamps

Diane Browning- 24-7 Inkspiration

Cynthia McQueen- A Crowning Creation

Sharon Burkert- As the Ink Dries

Cheryl Hamilton- Create With Cheryl

Tricia Butts- Tricia's Stamping Creations

Joyce Whitman- Stampin’ Scrapper

Linda Moore- Moore Fun Stampin’

Brenda Copper- Stamping with the Copper Cropper

Heather Cooper- Playing with Papercrafting

Loni Spendlove- Creative Juice by Loni

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! All of the products I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

The Host Code for January is FTCKVA4N.  When you place a Stampin' Up!®  order using this code I will send you a project tutorial.  If your order is $60 or more I will also send you a package of Champagne Rhinestones as a thank you gift.  This gift will be sent in early February. 

Please do NOT use the host code if your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping). You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a project tutorial and a gift from me. 

 

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Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop...Something for Everything

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Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop!  We are all fans of this monthly crafting kit and want to share with you our enthusiasm for this box of fun and creativity. The beauty of the Paper Pumpkin kit is that you can follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as they were designed, or use the supplies as a starting point and let your creativity run wild. On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas with you on how to use this December  Paper Pumpkin kit: Something for Everything
 
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I used primarily what was provided in the Paper Pumpkin kit except for the Stitched Shapes dies, Old Olive and Shaded Spruce card stock..  I wanted a wreath shape so I used the largest stitched circle die (#4) with the #2 (#1 being the smallest stitched circle die) centered in the middle and cut a 3-1/2" square piece of Old Olive card stock.  Behind the wreath I put a Shaded Spruce circle I cut using the #3 stitched Shape circle die.
 
I used 1 of the flower and berry gold foil stickers, 1 large flower, 3 small flowers, 5 of the leaves, and one of the long labels.  The stamp set in this kit is a great basic.  It has 13 sentiments that cover a wide array of occasions.  Definitely a keeper and one that will be used a lot.
 
This card is simple but it has a little secret.
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It is also a gift card holder!  This is one of the easiest gift card holders you can make.  I measured 3-1/2"  from the top of the card and cut a slit from the fold to the front edge.  I glued down the bottom and front edge of the card, creating a pocket to insert a gift card.
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I stamped the sentiment and attached the remaining parts of the gold foil sticker and one more flower to the inside.  I love it that the gift card coordinates so well with the colors of the card and flower stickers.
 
Are you currently a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? If not, now is a great time to join in the fun. During Sale-A-Bration you can purchase a prepaid subscription and also receive Sale-A-Bration items.

3-month prepaid subscription

1 FREE Level 1 Sale-A-Bration item

   

6-month prepaid subscription

2 FREE Level 1 Sale-A-Bration items

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1 FREE Level 2 Sale-A-Bration Item

12-month prepaid subscription

4 FREE Level 1 Sale-A-Bration items

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2 FREE Level 2 Sale-A-Bration Items (Plus Host Benefits!)

Contact your demonstrator to get started or CLICK HERE* to subscribe. Here's a sneak peek at what's coming up in the January Paper Pumpkin kit.  You need to subscribe by January 10 to get in on this month's box of creativity.  We have also been told that if you have purchased the Heart Punch Pack you will get even more use out of your punches with this kit!  The January kit is a project based kit with all the ingredients to make 20 treat bags and 10 mini cards.

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Thank you for joining us as we share with you the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin, now hop over to Charmane Hopkin's blog to see her fun creation.
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ICS Blog Hop...Lovely Lily Pad

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Happy New Year and welcome to the Inspire, Create, & Share (ICS) Blog Hop!  We are excited to share with you some sneak peeks from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration brochure.  Just a few more sleeps until the start of both the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration.  We love this time of year.  Starting January 3, when  you purchase $50 (US) in product you will be able to choose a free gift from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  I mean seriously who doesn't love a free gift?! 

I chose to focus on the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set.  This stamp set also has a coordinating die set, Lily Pad which is  free with a $100 purchase, and coordinating Designer Series Paper (DSP) called Lily Impressions which is free with a $50 purchase.

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I made a bag using the All Dressed Up dies (January-June 2020 Mini catalog) and the Lily Impressions DSP.  The bag holds three 3" x 3" cards. Wouldn't this make a fun gift?

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I used the circles in Stitched Shapes dies to create the handles for my bag.  I used #1 and #3 stitched circles (#1 being the smallest). I place the smaller circle inside the larger die and ran them through my die cutting machine. They fit perfectly on the front of the bag and is a fun alternative to the handles included in the All Dressed Up dies.

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Here are the 3 cards I made to fit in the bag.  I also included envelopes which can be found here.  These little note cards are too small to mail.  They are great as gift tags or little notes to tuck in someone's lunch or leave on someone's desk.  

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The lily and lily pad were embossed in white on Shimmery White cs.  I like to use Shimmery White cs when I water color.  It doesn't absorb as quickly as regular Whisper White cs so you can move around the color.   I also attached some gems from the From My Heart Faceted Gems in the January-June 2020 Mini catalog.  The DSP is also from the Lily Impressions DSP.

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I love the ombre effect on the design strips.  These strips were cut using the Lily Pad dies from the Lily Impressions DSP, the same design that the bag was cut from.  The flower was also created using the Lily Pad dies.

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On this little note card I again watercolored and embossed the lily and leaves from the Lovely Lily Pad set.  Used the border die from the Lily Pad dies and the From the Heart Faceted Gems.

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This was a very fun project to put together and offers a good look at the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set, Lily Pad dies, and the Lily Impressions DSP from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Now it is time to head on over to see what Dana Sullivan has created for you!

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What's New at SU!...Sneak Peek

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Welcome to the What's New at SU! blog hop.  I am happy that you are joining us. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from around the world.. Today we will be offering a sneak peek  from the upcoming January -June 2020 Mini catalog and the 2020 Sale-A-Bration catalog. . I know you will find a lot of wonderful ideas shared today

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So many new products were used to make this card.  Let's start with the gorgeous texture on the card front.  This was created using the Parisian Flourish 3-D Embossing folder.  It is truly a beautiful embossing folder.  I know this folder will be used a lot by me.  The large spray of flowers is from the Forever Blossoms stamp set and cut using the Cherry Blossom dies.  These two items can be purchased as a bundle which will save you 10%.  The flowers and leaves were colored using the Flirty Flamingo and Old Olive Stampin' Blends.  

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The sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.  I was looking for a sentiment that was about 3/4" high so I could do the "hinge step" technique using the Stamparatus.  Basically the hinge step technique is when you move the Stamparatus plate down one hinge at a time.  This is how I got the sentiments perfectly lined up and stamped.  The beautiful scalloped and stitched rectangle is from a new set of dies called Stitched So Sweetly.  The dies can be purchased on their own or in a bundle with a sentiment set called So Sentimental. 

Now it is time for you to see what  Loni Spendlove has created for you.

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If you have just come from Lonis' blog, then hop this way and check out what Linda Moore has made.

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Here is a list of all the stops on the hop.

Tricia Butts – Triciastampingcreations
Linda a Moore – Moore fun Stamping

Sharon Burkert – As the Ink Dries

Loni Spendlove - Creative Juice by Loni
Diane Browning - 24-7 Inkspiration
Margriet Siekman – Creatief Marsie

 

Enjoy the hop!

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Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop...Winter Gifts

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Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! We are all fans of this monthly crafting kit and want to share with you our enthusiasm for this box of fun and creativity. The beauty of the Paper Pumpkin kit is that you can follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as they were designed, or use the supplies as a starting point and let your creativity run wild. On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas with you on how to use this November Paper Pumpkin kit: Winter Gifts.

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I know it seems impossible but the Paper Pumpkin kits just seem to get better every month!  I think this kit is amazing and the projects are pretty much perfect as they are but since this an alternative ideas blog hop I had to change things up just a little bit.  I made the tags pretty much as instructed with just some minor changes like placement of the leaves and sequins and adding ribbon bows instead of the silver cording.  The biggest change is I mounted the tags on an easel so instead of tags on a package it is a piece of home decor.  I think this is going to look cute on the mantel.

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The easel was purchased at one of the big craft stores and come 3 to a pack, already painted and with an easel back.  They were  inexpensive and I like to have them on hand to make quick home decor items and gifts.

The only thing I added that wasn't included in the November Paper Pumpkin kit was the "Merry Christmas".  This was cut out of Poppy Parade cardstock using the Merry Christmas dies.   If you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber of mine and want to recreate this project,  email me and I will cut the sentiment out and send it to you.  

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There are refills available for this kit (both the full kit and refills)  but you need to be a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber to order them.  Contact your demonstrator to become a Paper Pumpkin subscriber.  If you are not currently working with a Stampin' Up! demonstrator , CLICK here , if you have questions feel free to contact me.

Thank you for joining us on the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop!  Now it is time for you to hop on over to see what the talented Janey Backer has created for you!

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