Monday, April 27, 2015

Paper Pumpkin April 2015: Love You a Lot

This month's Paper Pumpkin is a very versatile one! The stamps can be used to make a card for anyone! Thank you, Mother's Day, Father's Day, or just to say "hey!"

I started by making a couple cards for my Mom. This first card is just a fun little play on the word Mom, turning it upside down to say WOW. She's always doing awesome things, so I'll save it for one of those "everyday" occasions.

This next card is a little fancier just by adding a paper doily, and some ribbon. I also swapped out the colors that came in the box for Blackberry Bliss. I'll probably use this one for Mother's Day. It would also be nice for a birthday.

And now, for what I'm assuming most of you are waiting for! This month's stamp case insert! I have had several of you asking if I'll continue to do this, and if I'll go back and do the past sets. The answer is YES!!! I absolutely love Paper Pumpkin and how easy and versatile it is! It's a great value and a GREAT way to get started stamping! If you haven't signed up yet, sign up today! For only $19.95 a month you get all the stamps, ink and paper to make several fun projects! Use this stamp case insert with the clear cases to keep all your stamps together and organized! Let me know if you have any questions with printing, sizing, quality, etc. I'm happy to help! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A little hello...

I started this card as an "I love you" card and the soft colors had it ending up as a sweet baby card! With the current catalog wrapping up, I wanted to use some fun things I hadn't gotten to yet! This hostess set "Hello Love" was one of them! And those soft in-colors are certainly going to be missed! I think I might die without Coastal Cabana. It's seriously my go-to color!!! It's always a little sad seeing some things go, but it does make room for the new things I won't be able to live without! I can't wait to see what they will be! I'm guessing the new in-colors will be something bright and I can't WAIT to see all the new DSP (designer series paper)! I have a paper addiction. I just can't get enough of it. One of my goals is to use it up! It doesn't do me any good to hoard it! How about you? What products are YOU obsessed with? (or am I the only one that needs an intervention???)

Monday, April 6, 2015


Ok, you know I love a good deal, so I HAVE to post about this week's FREE shipping! Every order! That's like a 10% discount!!! It's a great time to check out the clearance rack, the weekly deals, (under the specials tab on top) or take a big chunk out of your wishlist! Or all of the above! The Weekly Deals will change tomorrow, so you can use the free shipping now and later! Use hostess code: TTJUCDY9 and I'll send you a special thank you gift for your order!
Here is a throwback to a couple cards I made for Halloween (my son's FAVORITE holiday!) with some of that fun stuff that's now on clearance!

 Here's the inspiration photo for that last card. I apologize for not knowing the source.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Paper Pumpkin Printable - March 2015

Seriously though, I love Paper Pumpkin. Have you tried it yet? Check it out HERE if you haven't already! I loved this month's kit. I love the classic black and white and the stamp set has so many great sentiment stamps! Plus, the epoxy stickers are adorable and in one of my favorite colors! If you missed it, you can buy a refill for a limited time! (And this one will sell out fast!) CLICK HERE FOR THE REFILL.

Another love of mine is a clean, organized space. I have to admit that half my time spent in my craft room (lovingly referred to by my family as my office) is spent organizing. I'll have to do an office tour sometime. (The problem with that is that it's inevitable that in the middle of cleaning, creativity will strike, leaving my desk a beautiful mess.)

So what does my love for Paper Pumpkin and my love for organizing have in common and why is it important to you? Well, I'll tell you. I have a hard time loving my Paper Pumpkin stamps when they're piled in a cute jar or a decorative box. I prefer them stacked up neatly in a row by all my other well-loved stamp sets. Which means... they need a case! (Are you getting excited yet?) So without further ado...(insert drumroll here)... I insert for your very own Paper Pumpkin clear case insert!!!

Free for you to print and share. All I ask is that you give proper credit and direct others to find it here. Thank you. Now go! Print and organize! Oh and just so you know, the correct printed size is 5 1/2 inches across the colored banner on top. You may have to print a couple testers to get it just right. Or if you don't have OCD, forget about it. ;) Please leave a comment and let me know how you like it, I'd appreciate it!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Paper Pumpkin Love

Seriously, what's not to love about Paper Pumpkin? For $19.95 (shipping included) it comes right to your door every month with everything you need for a creative fix! (Well occasionally you might need scissors.) You can make the kit as is, like I did with the January kit "Filled With Love".

Or you can change it up a little. Or a LOT. Like I did with the February Kit "Layers of Gratitude".

Completely unrecognizable. I wasn't loving the orange felt letters, but I was loving the little box to put the card in! I just thought it was calling out for a little notecard love. And who doesn't love a gold embossed monogrammed notecard set? That's what I'M sayin. So I began by cutting each accordian card into 4 separate cards. Stamped with versamark, embossed with gold, voilà. 
Then came the tricky part. I needed 4 matching envelopes. Love the Gold Soirée DSP! Again, GOLD. Completely Obsessed.
Of course I pulled out my awesome envelope punch board! (If you don't have one, GET ONE!) Of course the measurements I needed are very exact and the closest thing was either too small for the card or too big for the envelope. So, I googled and Pinterest searched and came up with nothing. And then.... I made my own. So here's my template for your Paper Pumpkin pleasure. You're welcome.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Birthday is in the BAG!!!

Ok there are some things you see and know immediately that you were meant to be together. The mini treat bag thinlit was one of those love at first sight kind of relationships for me! There are so many pieces that make it so versatile and a very reasonable purchase! And the Birthday Bash DSP?? *GASP* It has little flecks of gold in the confetti and the balloons! Seriously, who's not loving the gold trend right now? LOVE IT!!!

So I saw this beautiful (and SUPER quick & easy!) card and gift bag "envelope" if you will at Leadership and knew it was the one. It's a fun card inside a mini treat bag, and it would be a great gift card holder! It was a hit at our February card class and I didn't even mind (very much) cutting my entire package of DSP in half for it. I still need to finish these babies up and put them in my card stash. This one has been waiting awhile but was sent off to my niece for her birthday today! The only thing better than making fun cards is actually sending them off to people I love!