APPT Blog Hop April 2018 – You Are My Anchor

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - alternate projects made with the Paper Pumpkin kits

 

It’s time for the A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop for the April kit, You Are My Anchor. This is such a fun kit! The colors are great; the images are great; really everything about it is awesome. I’ve had a lot of fun playing with it. I hope you enjoy the alternative projects I’ve made with it. After reading my post, be sure to check out the rest of the stops on the hop. I can’t wait to see what everyone else has made.

Stampin' Up!'s Paper Pumpkin kit for April 2018 - You Are My Anchor

Here’s what I made:

Three different items: a bag, a pop up card, and a treat box.

Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy

I used one of the matchbox covers from the kit to create this pop-up card.

Paper Pumpkin April, You Are My Anchor, alternate project ideas, #stampcandy

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I made this box from some of the note cards in the kit.

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When I saw the gold and white note cards in the kit, I knew I had to pair it with one of Stampin’ Up!’s Striped Treat Bags.

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Island Indigo card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″, for the card base
  • 2 Island Indigo striped note cards scored 1/2″ from each end, and 1/4″ from the bottom edge
  • 1 Island Indigo striped note card cut to 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″
  • 1 Island Indigo anchor note card cut to 3″ x 3″, then scored 1/4″ from all four edges
  • a Calypso Coral note card cut to 3″ x 5-1/4″
  • 1 wave note card cut in half
  • 1 note card cut in half (doesn’t matter which design because I used the solid white side)

Stamped with the You Are My Anchor stamp set:

  • anchor, starfish, and “For You” in Island Indigo ink onto one of the small die cut round tags
  • “You’re a lifesaver” in Island Indigo ink onto one of the small die cut banners
  • birds in Island Indigo ink onto the inside top of the Island Indigo CS card base
  • birds and boats in Island Indigo ink onto one of the wave not card halves
  • “Thanks” in Island Indigo ink onto the other wave note card halves
  • “Adventure awaits” in Island Indigo ink onto one of the small die cut banners
  • anchor, wheel, boat, and starfish in Island Indigo ink onto the white stripes of the treat bag – I lined up the four stamps on one acrylic block and stamped them as one long stamp

Colored using an Island Indigo Stampin’ Write Marker:

  • 8″ piece of Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon – color on both sides

Assembled the card, front:

  • fold in the Island Indigo CS card base burnished with a Bone Folder
  • a large round die cut glued onto the side of the 3″ x 5-1/4″ Calypso Coral note card piece
  • rope twine run through an Island Indigo anchor die cut, then wrapped around the front of the Calypso Coral note card piece and large round die cut, securing ends on the back using Glue Dots
  • NOTE: I covered the score line in the note card piece with the rope twine
  • Calypso Coral note card piece and large round die cut glued to the front of the Island Indigo CS card base
  • rope twine adhered to the back of a lifesaver die cut using Glue Dots, then the lifesaver adhered to the large round die cut using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • “You’re a lifesaver” sentiment glued onto the front of the lifesaver die cut

Assembled the card, inside:

  • wave note card half with boats glued onto the back side of a matchbox cover
  • wave note card half with “Thanks” glued onto the top of the matchbox cover
  • 3″ x 3″ note card piece  glued to the inside of the Island Indigo CS card base, 1/8″ from the bottom edge, with the solid white side showing
  • bottom of matchbox cover and back of wave note card half glued onto the inside of the card base, as shown in photos
  • lighthouse die cut glued to the inside top of the card base

Assembled the box:

  • the two Island Indigo striped note cards glued together at the ends – at both intersections, one flap will be on the outside of the adjacent side, and the other flap will be on the inside of its adjacent side
  • using Paper Snips, cut along the score lines up the four corners only up to the horizontal score line
  • folded all four flaps toward the inside and glued them to the inside of the 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ piece, which will form the bottom of the box
  • cut along one score line at each corner of the 3″ x 3″ Island Indigo anchor note card piece
  • glued the resulting flaps to the inside of the adjacent sides
  • filled the box with goodies and put on the lid
  • 2 small die cut banners glued to the back of the small round die cut tag as shown
  • tied a piece of the rope twine around the box, through the tag, and tied in a box

Assembled the treat bag:

  • “Adventure awaits” banner and an Island Indigo die cut anchor glued to the front of a gold and white note card
  • top of treat bag folded over
  • note card, Island Indigo colored ribbon, and some rope twine clipped to the top of the treat bag using a Gold Library Clip

 Note: I used glue on these projects, but you can certainly use the Glue Dots that come with the kit. I just really like the glue.

Here’s the hop:

Use this list in case you get lost, or click on the Next button to go to Sara Levin of 

 

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - alternate projects made with the Paper Pumpkin kits

Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what I used other than what came in the kit:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

 

Here’s some stuff you should know:

 

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

APPT Blog Hop – May Good Things Grow

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - alternate projects made with the Paper Pumpkin kits

Hurray, it’s time for the March 2018 APPT blog hop! This month’s kit is called May Good Things Grow, and it is just lovely. Of course, we can’t leave well enough alone, so we used the kit to create alternate projects, just to give you some ideas. Be sure to check out all the stops on the hop!

The kit makes cards that go is adorable envelopes that look like seed packs. I used the seed packs to make a card and a sour cream container. No, there isn’t sour cream in it, but it’s the shape of the little take out containers that sour cream comes in. It’s one of the easiest containers to make, and it’s even easier with a premade envelope. 

The card base is Fresh Fig card stock, but I used one of the kit card bases to cut a piece for the inside of the card. I used Fresh Fig ink, but the Early Espresso ink that comes in the kit would match equally as well.

Brads! There are brads in this kit! I’ve always liked using brads in my paper crafting – there are lots of things you can do with them.

At the bottom of this post, there’s a list of the products I used other than what’s in the kit. There aren’t many. This kit has so much in it, I can think of all sorts of things to make with it. I listed glue and Tear & Tape, because I prefer them, but the kit comes with glue dots – and a whole lot of Stampin’ Dimensionals!

 

Here’s what I made:

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Fresh Fig card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • front of one of the seed packs cut off and trimmed around the design
  • the flap off another seed packet cut off
  • cut a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece from a Crumb Cake card base

Stamped with the May Good Things Grow stamp set:

  • birthday sentiment in Fresh Fig ink onto one of the precut labels
  • friendship sentiment in Fresh Fig ink onto a larger precut label
  • scroll design in the four corners of the trimmed Crumb Cake card base

“Colored” using Clear Wink of Stella Pen:

  • all the color die cut flowers and leaves (not the monotone ones that are part of the large floral die cut)

Assembled the card:

  • seed pack front glued onto the front of the card base
  • large floral die cut adhered to the seed pack layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • single die cut pink and yellow flowers and one die cut leaf adhered over the large floral die cut using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • 2 brads attached to the larger label, then the label adhered to the large floral die cut using Stampin’ Dimensionals

Assembled the sour cream container:

  • pinched the top of the bag perpendicular to the bottom, so the two side score lines touch (I also used snips to cut the edges straight)
  • put some goodies inside, then sealed the top shut with Tear & Tape
  • punched a hole through the top with the 1/8″ Circle Punch
  • put the Fresh Fig ribbon through the hole and tied a bow
  • glued a die cut flower and some die cut leaves to the front
  • glued on the birthday label

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Here’s the hop:

Click the NEXT button to go to the next stop on the hop, Melissa Thomas as Sea to Sea Stampin’. If you get lost, during the hop, use the list below to find your way.

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - alternate projects made with the Paper Pumpkin kits

Here are the colors in the kit:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what I used other than the Paper Pumpkin kit:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

 

 

Here’s some stuff you should check out:

Sale-A-Bration Countdown - only 2 days left! #stampcandy

 

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

APPT Blog Hop – Wildflower Wishes

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - alternate projects made with the Paper Pumpkin kits

It’s time for the APPT Blog Hop! This is my first time hopping with this talented group of stampers, and I’m thrilled to get to share, not only my alternative projects with you, but theirs as well. This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit is called Wildflower Wishes, and it makes some really lovely cards. I’ve used some of the pieces to make a different card and a coordinating treat bag gift card holder. I hope you like them. And I hope you follow the hop to see all the great projects created by these amazing demonstrators.

The Wildflower Wishes kit appears to be sold out, but the refills are still available, in case you need more pieces. It’s listed in the supply list near the bottom of this post. Remember, only Paper Pumpkin subscribers can purchase extra kits & refills.

 

Here’s what I made:

First the card…

Paper Pumpkin 02-2018 Wildflower Wishes alternate project by Candy Ford of #stampcandy

Paper Pumpkin 02-2018 Wildflower Wishes alternate project by Candy Ford of #stampcandy

…then the treat bag…

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…with a gift card holder inside.

Paper Pumpkin 02-2018 Wildflower Wishes alternate project by Candy Ford of #stampcandy

Paper Pumpkin 02-2018 Wildflower Wishes alternate project by Candy Ford of #stampcandy

 

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Garden Green card stock (CS) cut to 3-5/8″ x 5-1/4″
  • Garden Green CS cut to 3″ x 3-1/2″, then scored 1/4″ from both long sides and from one short side, for the gift card pocket

Cut using a 1″ Circle Punch:

  • a semicircular notch from the one non-scored side of the small Garden Green CS

Stamped with the Wildflower Wishes stamp set from the kit:

  • small flower image in Sahara Sand ink onto the front of one of the cards bases, and the front of the assembled treat bag (see below)

Die cut using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits:

  • larger bag piece from one of the card bases, lining up the score line of the card base with the score line of the die
  • NOTE: Since the card base height is shorter than the treat bag die, I ran it through twice with this die – the first time so the bottom flap of the bag got cut, and the second time so the zigzag top of the bag got cut. 
  • smaller bag piece from yet another card base, then used Paper Snips to trim the bottom edge so it would fit with the larger die cut piece

Assembled the card:

  • folded and burnished the score line in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • peeled a thank you tag away from its sheet, leaving the letters on the sheet
  • used a Sponge Dauber to ink the letters with Garden Green ink
  • applied letters to the card front
  • applied two green leafy stickers to the card front

Assembled the bag:

  • assembled the bag using Multipurpose Liquid Glue along the seams, first the side, then the back, then the bottom flap
  • stamped the small flowers in Sahara Sand inl onto the front of the bag (see above)
  • applied 8 of the same green leafy stickers to the back of the thank you tag, so the designs showed through the letters
  • NOTE: I was careful to save the inside pieces of the “a” and the “o”, and placed them over the leafy stickers
  • applied the tag to the front of the bag
  • used an Embossing Buddy on the back of the tag areas that stick out past the edge of the bag, so they wouldn’t be sticky
  • tied a bow with Garden Green ribbon and adhered it to the bag using Mini Glue Dots

Assembled the bag insert:

  • cut one of the short sides (the top) of the larger Garden Green CS with Paper Snips to resemble grass, then crinkled it with my fingers
  • folded and burnished the score lines in the small Garden Green CS with a Bone Folder
  • glued the three flaps to the front of the larger Garden Green CS, to create the pocket for the gift card

 

Here’s how to get to the next stop on the hop:

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - alternate projects made with the Paper Pumpkin kits

 

Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what I used:

Click on these images for more details and to purchase.

 

 

Here’s some awesome info about Paper Pumpkin:

Earn Sale-A-Bration items with a prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription! #stampcandy

When you buy a 3, 6, or 12 month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription, you qualify for FREE Sale-A-Bration items! After purchasing, you will receive a code in your email. Simply go to the Paper Pumpkin web site and enter the code to subscribe.

 

Celebrate Paper Pumpkin's 5th Anniversary with a FREE GIFT! #stampcandy

Paper Pumpkin is celebrating their 5th Anniversary! Subscribe by March 10 to receive the special FREE gift and special box with the March kit! You can watch a video about it here.

 

Here’s some other stuff you should know:

  • This is a fabulous time to join my team! Sale-A-Bration is the biggest event of the Stampin’ Up! year and you can save big on the ultimate bundle, the Starter Kit. CLICK HERE for more information. Contact me with any questions: email [email protected] or call/text 404-661-5222
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  • My Thank You Gift to You in March: Mini Embroidery Hoops – Find out more HERE.
  • Gift Certificates are available in any U.S. dollar amount from me. Contact me – email: [email protected] OR call/text: 404-661-5222
  • Gumball Rewards for all orders over $50. Find out more HERE.

 

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

 

 

2017 Holiday Catalog Launch Party

Yesterday, I hosted an Open House style Launch Party highlighting products from the new Holiday Catalog. It was a lot of fun! Below are some photos of the displays, and instructions for the Make & Take. (Wouldn’t you know, I completely forgot to take any photos during the actual event. Guess I was having too much fun!)

 

Here are the Launch Party photos:

 

I recreated the scene on this card made with the Ready for Christmas Bundle.

2017 Holiday Catalog Launch Party, Stampin'Up!, recreated scene from the Ready for Christmas card

2017 Holiday Catalog Launch Party, Stampin'Up!, recreated scene from the Ready for Christmas card

 

Coffee bar

2017 Holiday Catalog Launch Party, Stampin' Up!, coffee bar

 

Yummy snacks, and a lovely floral arrangement from Fresh Market

2017 Holiday Catalog Launch Party, Stampin' Up!, yummy snacks

 

Tags and stockings on the ornament tree

2017 Holiday Catalog Launch Party, Stampin' Up!, tags and stockings on the ornament tree

 

#1 display board

2017 Holiday Catalog Launch Party, Stampin' Up!, display board 1 full of cards

 

Be Merry Ornament Kit, and gift ideas

2017 Holiday Catalog Launch Party, Stampin' Up!, Be Merry Ornament Kit and gift ideas

2017 Holiday Catalog Launch Party, Stampin' Up!, Be Merry Ornament Kit and gift ideas

 

#2 display board

2017 Holiday Catalog Launch Party, Stampin' Up!, display board 2 full of cards

 

#3 display Board

2017 Holiday Catalog Launch Party, Stampin' Up!, display board 3 full of cards

 

#4 display board

2017 Holiday Catalog Launch Party, Stampin' Up!, display board 4 full of cards

 

a little Autumn decor

2017 Holiday Catalog Launch Party, Stampin' Up!, Autumn decor

 

#5 display board

2017 Holiday Catalog Launch Party, Stampin' Up!, display board 5 full of cards

 

Paper Pumpkin Half Off Promotion, and Halloween treat ideas

2017 Holiday Catalog Launch Party, Stampin' Up!, Paper Pumpkin Half Off Promotion, and Halloween treats

 

catalogs, forms, and prizes

2017 Holiday Catalog Launch Party, Stampin' Up!, catalogs, forms, prizes

 

samples of ribbons and embellishments in my Product Shares, Swatch Books,

and espresso cups full of candies for bringing someone new

2017 Holiday Catalog Launch Party, Stampin' Up!, small samples for Swatch Books and Product Shares

 

Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Card Pack display

2017 Holiday Catalog Launch Party, Stampin' Up!, Merry Little Chrisstmas Memories & More Card Pack display

 

Make & Take table

2017 Holiday Catalog Launch Party, Stampin' Up!, Make & Take table

 

Here’s what we made:

I borrowed an extra stamp set, so there are more stamps in this photo than you actually need. 

We used two stamp sets for this card. The Painted Harvest stamp set (which will be available in a Bundle with the new Leaf Punch) has some lovely sentiments, but I just adore the font used in the Count My Blessings stamp set. 

If you’ve wanted to try a multi-step stamp set but were afraid to, the Painted Harvest stamp set is the perfect one to try first. The flower layers don’t have to be lined up exactly, so it’s good practice for the ones that do.

 

2017 Holiday Catalog Launch Party, Stampin' Up!, Make & Take

 

Here’s what we did:

Stamped with the Painted Harvest stamp set:

  • first flower layer in Crushed Curry onto the front of the card base
  • second flower layer in Cajun Craze
  • flower center in Chocolate Chip

Stamped with the Count My Blessing stamp set:

  • sentiment in Chocolate Chip

Assembled the card:

  • used a Bone Folder to burnish the score line in the Note Card
  • put the card in the envelope

That’s it! Using the pre-cut and pre-scored Note Cards makes this card super easy!

 

Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each color to see all the products that come in/with that color!

 

Here’s what we used:

The new products will be available to purchase on September 1, 2017!

 

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Through August 31, 2017, for each $50 on your order, I will give you $10 more in product of your choice!

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August’s FREE gift is a pack of Touches of Nature Elements:

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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

BOGO Sale This Week!

 

Hello, Sweet Stampers!

I have a lot of great retired Stampin’ Up! products for sale this week. If you’ll be in the Atlanta area this Thursday, June 22, or Saturday, June 24, please contact me for an appointment.

email: [email protected]

call/text: 404-661-5222

 

Here’s how it works:

Whatever you spend on retired products gets applied to an order from the catalog. You only have to pay tax and shipping on the catalog order!

 

Here’s a sampling of some of the products for sale:

 

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I also have a few Swatch Books and Paper Shares. If you buy them while you’re at the sale, you can cut $7 shipping off the price! See details on the Books and Shares here.

 

Thank you, and Sweet Stamping!