Happy Fourth of July with Paper Pumpkin – Stampin’ Up!

Happy Fourth of July everyone!  I finally got around to breaking out my June Paper Pumpkin kit.  It was just perfect to celebrate Independence Day!  I created a few different projects with the kit: a wreath, a card, and some pinwheels in a wall vase.  This was my first month of My Paper Pumpkin.  It was really easy to put together with simple instructions, and kind of fun to get a surprise craft in the mail.  To subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin click here.

June Paper Pumpkin (2 of 14)

This whimsical wreath was created by gluing several pinwheels from the kit onto a styrofoam wreath form.  Then I embellished by pushing tulle into the styrofoam with a skewer to fill in the gaps.  I took inspiration from my friend Amy Koenders, and flattened some of the straws that came with the kit and then wrapped them around a pencil to create some curly cue embellishments.

June Paper Pumpkin (3 of 14)

Although the wreath was fun to create, the pinwheels also were really cute all by themselves.  I have a wall vase that one of my students gave me, and I put a few of the pinwheels in there.  It was a great festive decoration, with very little effort.

June Paper Pumpkin (7 of 14)

Finally, I used some of the leftover pinwheels and punched a few banners with the banner punch.  I used those to create a 4th of July inspired card.  I chose to use the Everything Eleanor stamp set because I thought it gave a suggestion of fireworks.

June Paper Pumpkin (9 of 14)

I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July!  Enjoy spending time with friends and family and try to squeeze in a little creative time for yourself.

If you are a fan of this project and want to pin it to Pinterest, you will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list and card stock cuts.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you are a fan of my work.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  I also offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address.  I’ll be more than happy to send you the gorgeous book.  You can email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

Also, it is not too late to sign up for my one-to-one card swap.  The details and registration link are below.

If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

2014 Annual Catalog One-to-One Swap…
there’s still time to join in!

Just a reminder about my one-to-one swap.  I hope you will join in the fun!  It is so great when I get to actually connect with all of you and this is a wonderful way for us to share our inspiration and creativity with each other.  To participate, you will send me one card created with current Stampin’ Up! products (no retired items please) and a self-addressed stamped envelope.  Once all the swaps have arrived, I will send you someone else’s card in the mail.  It’s that easy!  If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

To participate, please register for the event by clicking on the button below.   Once registration is complete, you will receive an email with specific instructions (including the address for where to send your swaps).  Projects are due in hand by July 10, 2014.  I can’t wait to see what you create!  Happy Stamping!

Eventbrite - 2014 Annual Catalog One-to-One Swap


WEEKLY DEALS for July 1 – 7

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through July 7.


Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.

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Bridal Shower “Celebrate” Banner – Stampin’ Up!

My sister’s bridal shower is next week!  I can hardly believe it.  I have been having so much fun pulling all the details together… like this gorgeous banner that I made for the mantle of the fireplace.

Bridal Banner (4 of 11)

This banner was made using Stampin’ Up! punches and paper, as well as my Brother Scan N’ Cut e-cutter (one of my new toys).  I used the e-cutter to cut out the letters, wedding cake, and diamond ring die cuts.   Bridal Banner (7 of 11)

Check this out… the words “the bride” in the photo above were handwritten on a piece of white paper using a sharpie marker.  Then I scanned the file and converted it to a cut file, which I cut out of silver foil from Stampin’ Up!  Isn’t that amazing!

Bridal Banner (6 of 11)

I love how the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer PaperSilver Foil,  and Silver Satin Ribbon all came together to create such an elegant banner.  The flowers from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack were the perfect addition for embellishing the banner.

I hope my sister and her friends enjoy the festivities of the bridal shower.  I think this banner and the other details I have created are going to create the perfect environment to honor my sister on her special night.  If you are a fan of this project and want to pin it to Pinterest, you will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list and card stock cuts.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you are a fan of my work.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  I also offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address.  I’ll be more than happy to send you the gorgeous book.  You can email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

Also, it is not too late to sign up for my one-to-one card swap.  The details and registration link are below.

If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

2014 Annual Catalog One-to-One Swap…
there’s still time to join in!

Just a reminder about my one-to-one swap.  I hope you will join in the fun!  It is so great when I get to actually connect with all of you and this is a wonderful way for us to share our inspiration and creativity with each other.  To participate, you will send me one card created with current Stampin’ Up! products (no retired items please) and a self-addressed stamped envelope.  Once all the swaps have arrived, I will send you someone else’s card in the mail.  It’s that easy!  If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

To participate, please register for the event by clicking on the button below.   Once registration is complete, you will receive an email with specific instructions (including the address for where to send your swaps).  Projects are due in hand by July 10, 2014.  I can’t wait to see what you create!  Happy Stamping!

Eventbrite - 2014 Annual Catalog One-to-One Swap


WEEKLY DEALS for July 1 – 7

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through July 7.


Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.

Bridal Shower Wine Charms – Stampin’ Up!

I’m back today with another project for my sister’s bridal shower.  As young adults, whenever we would have dinner parties at my mom’s house, my sister would run to the printer and print out the guests’ names on strips of paper and tape them around the stem of all the wine glasses.  This was of course before there were a gazillion cute wine charms on the market (yes, that is an official number… I’m a math teacher, I should know).  Anyway, when I started planning this shower, I knew I would have to create some cute wine charms just for her special occasion.  Mine are a bit fancier than paper taped to the bottom of the glass though. 🙂

Girls' Night OUt (8 of 10)

I had some scraps of paper from my local craft store leftover from another project, which I used to make these wine charms.  However, as I describe the project, I will tell you the Stampin’ Up! products that would make perfect substitutions. (I’ve also listed those in the supply list at the bottom of the post.)


For this project, I purchased some 1/2″ Loose Leaf Rings from Amazon.com.  They are the perfect size for wine charms, and they open and close so you can easily put them on and switch out the charm for your next occasion.

Girls' Night OUt (6 of 10)

For each charm I punched one Scallop Oval Punch from Silver Glimmer Paper, and one Modern Label Punch from Silver Foil.  I printed the names of all the guests on a sheet of Whisper White card stock and punched them out using the Word Window Punch.  (For those who are interested, the font I used is called Centeria Script Demo.)  I layered the three punches together with Stampin’ Dimensionals and punched a hole in one end using the 1/4″ Circle Handheld Punch.

Girls' Night OUt (10 of 10)

Finally, I punched a flower from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  I added a rhinestone to the center and added it to the end of my charm with a glue dot.  Didn’t this project just turn out to be adorable?  I know my sister will love this extra detail at her party.  These were really easy to do and the colors could be changed to match any occasion.  So next time you are entertaining and want to “WOW” your guests with all the extra little details you put into the event, this project is for you.

I love Pinterest, don’t you?  You should pin this project so you can remember it next time you are planning a party.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list and card stock cuts.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you are a fan of my work.

Girls' Night OUt (9 of 10)

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  I offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address.  I’ll be more than happy to send you the gorgeous 2014 Annual Catalog.  You can email me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

Also, don’t forget… it is not too late to sign up for my one-to-one card swap!  The details and registration link can be found below.

If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

Last Week to Sign Up for Only $50!

This is the last week to take advantage of the $50 sign up special from Stampin’ Up!  If you have at least $50 worth of products you would like to purchase from the new annual catalog you should really consider joining.  There are many benefits of becoming a demonstrator including a great discount and access to advanced products.  Did you know you could order several of the Stampin’ Blendabilities marker sets now if you were a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?

Now is a great time to join my team!  I welcome Hobbyist Demonstrators, and during the month of June, new recruits can join Stampin’ Up! at one of two great prices. Stampin’ Up! will continue to offer their traditional starter kit priced at $99 ($125 product value + FREE Shipping), but only during the month of June they will also be offering a reduced priced starter kit at the low price of $50 ($55 product value + FREE Shipping).  Drop me a note at handcraftingheather@icloud.com if you have any questions or if you’d like additional details.  I’d love to have you on my team!  You can read more information about the benefits of being a Demonstrator here.


2014 Annual Catalog One-to-One Swap

Just a reminder about my one-to-one swap.  I hope you will join in the fun!  It is so great when I get to actually connect with all of you and this is a wonderful way for us to share our inspiration and creativity with each other.  To participate, you will send me one card created with current Stampin’ Up! products (no retired items please) and a self-addressed stamped envelope.  Once all the swaps have arrived, I will send you someone else’s card in the mail.  It’s that easy!  If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at handcraftingheather@icloud.com.

To participate, please register for the event by clicking on the button below.   Once registration is complete, you will receive an email with specific instructions (including the address for where to send your swaps).  Projects are due in hand by July 10, 2014.  I can’t wait to see what you create!  Happy Stamping!

Eventbrite - 2014 Annual Catalog One-to-One Swap


WEEKLY DEALS for June 24-30

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through June 30.


Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.