Happy Birthday Card from Paper Pumpkin – Stampin’ Up!

Last week, as I dealt with everything that was going on in my life, I realized I had a friend with a birthday today.  I was so grateful to have My Paper Pumpkin kit from July all ready to go.  I sat down and in a matter of minutes I had a cute birthday card all ready to go!  Everything I needed was in that box!

July 2014 Paper Pumpkin (3 of 3)For the inside of this card, I used the little star stamp that came with the Paper Pumpkin kit to create a cute border.  I stamped each star image three times without re-inking my stamp to create some added dimension.

July 2014 Paper Pumpkin (5 of 3)The July Paper Pumpkin kit came with everything I needed to make 6 cards and 6 cute gift boxes.  So far, I’ve only created this one card, but I can’t wait to delve into the kit to create some more fun items.  I started a new job this week as the Instructional Technology Specialist at my school.  I will be working with teachers to help them integrate technology into their classrooms.  I think the little gift boxes will be perfect for little treats for my teachers when they try something new!

July 2014 Paper Pumpkin (4 of 3)

If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up–get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you’ll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!  Click here to join. (See below for more details on the My Paper Pumpkin Promotion.)

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.

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

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My Paper Pumpkin… A Deal for New Subscribers

If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up–get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you’ll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!  Click here to join.

Offer Dates: July 16, 2014–September 10, 2014

Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

The Fine Print:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month’s kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
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WEEKLY DEALS for August 5-11

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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 August 11.

Blooming with Kindness Tag Topper Birthday Card – Stampin’ Up!

Happy Easter everyone!  I hope that you have a wonderful day relaxing with friends and family today.  This holiday snuck up on me, so I don’t have an Easter card to share today.  However, I do have another birthday card for you featuring the Blooming with Kindness stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  If you follow my blog, you will know that it is one of my favorite stamps!

Blooming With Kindness Tag Topper (5 of 8)

This elegant card includes a cute closure created using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  I just love the special element the ribbon and closure create.  Opening the card is like opening a beautifully wrapped gift.  Please leave me a comment to tell me what you think about it.  During the month of April, I will be doing a drawing each Sunday.  One lucky winner will receive one of the featured products from Sale-a-bration.  So, if you missed out on the free items during the sale, now is your chance to win one!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Blooming With Kindness Tag Topper (7 of 8)

I began my card with a Pool Party card base.  To create the card closure, I bent the card in half (without creasing it) and punched through both layers along the short end of the card with the tag topper punch.  Then I cut off the excess left by the tag topper punch.  Next, I scored the card so that the inside measured 4-1/4″ x 5-1/5″.

Blooming With Kindness Tag Topper (1 of 8)

Next I cut panels of Island Indigo and Whisper White for the front and inside of my card.  I inked up the En Francais background stamp in Pool Party ink.  I stamped off on a scrap of paper before stamping my white panel.  Then I stamped the flower from Blooming with Kindness on the front panel using Island Indigo ink.  For the top bloom, I applied the ink directly, but for the bottom one, I stamped off first and then stamped again on my panel.  Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Petite Pairs stamp set onto a scrap of whisper white using Island Indigo ink.  I punched it out using the Large Oval Punch and layered it onto a Scalloped Oval in Island Indigo using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then, I stamped two butterflies on Pool Party card stock using the Papillon Potpourri stamp set with pool party ink.  Finally, I applied a small pearl for the head of the butterfly.  The butterflies were attached using mini glue dots.

Blooming With Kindness Tag Topper (8 of 8)

To finish off my card, I stamped the flower from Blooming with Kindness several times using Island Indigo and Pool Party ink.  For some of the blooms I stamped off on a scrap of paper first to give the image greater depth.  Once the inside of my card was finished, I tied it closed with some white ribbon to create an elegant bow.  Finally, I stamped the envelope to match.

Blooming With Kindness Tag Topper (3 of 8)

I hope you have enjoyed today’s project.  If so, I hope you will pin it to Pinterest for me.  If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you will find a complete list of supplies used to make today’s project, including the dimensions for the card stock cuts.  Below the supply list, you will find a “pin it” button.  I would appreciate your help in spreading the word about my work.  Also, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a free stamp set from Sale-a-bration!

If you find inspiration from this blog, one way you can show your support is by selecting me as your personal Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  If you are interested in purchasing the Blooming with Kindness stamp set or any of the other wonderful products from Stampin’ Up! you can shop now in my online store!  If you need any stamping supplies or have any questions, I would love to help you out.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store.  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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WEEKLY DEALS for April 15-21

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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 April 21.


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.


Card Stock Cuts

Card Base:  Pool Party – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

Panels:  Island Indigo – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 2-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel, 2-1/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel

Sentiment/Die Cuts:  Island indigo – one scalloped oval; Whisper White – One large oval, Pool Party – two bitty butterflies.

Non-Stampin’ Up Products:  White Chiffon Ribbon.  Substitute with 5/8″ Whisper White Organza Ribbon (114319).

A Sketched Birthday for Carter – Stampin’ Up!

In honor of my son Carter’s third birthday today, I have some party favors embellished using the Sketched Birthday stamp set from Stampin’ Up! (wood mount and clear mount).  We are having a small birthday party at the Build-a-Bear Workshop followed by a teddy bear picnic.  I bought a red and white checked table cloth, and I wanted to brighten up the table and make it festive with some Stampin’ Up! magic!

Sketched Birthday (1 of 6)

Next time you entertain, you should definitely consider adding some stamped details to your table.  Your guests will be very impressed.  If you enjoy today’s project, I would love to hear from you.  Please leave me a comment and I will enter you into my drawing.  During the month of April, I will be doing a drawing each Sunday.  One lucky winner will receive one of the featured products from Sale-a-bration.  So, if you missed out on the free items during the sale, now is your chance to win one!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

Teddy Bear Picnic Gift Bag featuring Label Love

I found this tiny teddy bear punch in the back of a drawer (I have no idea when/where I got it from), and I decided it would be a perfect way to embellish the favor bags for the party.  A little DSP and the Label Love stamp set… and “voila” you have a cute gift bag for the guests in a matter of minutes!

Sketched Birthday (2 of 6)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create gift bag:

Stamp Sets: Label Love (130622); Sketched Birthday (130426)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Artisan Label Punch (1309210); Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324); 1-3/8″ Circle Punch (119860)

Card Stock & DSP:  Real Red DSP from the Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (130134) – 2″ x 4″ strip for scalloped tag at top of bag, 1-1/2″ x 5″ strip for teddy bear decoration; Daffodil Delight (119683) – one circle punch; Whisper White (100730) – one artisan label punch

Markers & Ink:  Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad (126949)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Non-Stampin’ Up!: Small teddy bear punch, yellow ribbon, white paper bag

Sketched Birthday Treat Bag

You can’t have a teddy bear picnic without gummy bears, so I decided to use the cute cellophane bags from the Twisty Treats Kit (Sale-a-Bration item), my Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, and the birthday cake stamp from Sketched Birthday to dress them up.

Sketched Birthday (6 of 6)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create treat bag:

Stamp Sets: Sketched Birthday (130426)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324)

Card Stock & DSP:  Real Red DSP from the Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (130134) – 2″ x 3″ strip; Daffodil Delight (119683) – 1-3/4″ x  1-7/8″ rectangle; Whisper White (100730) – 1-5/8″ x 1-3/4″ rectangle, one birthday cake stamp.

Markers & Ink:  Brights Collection Stampin’ Write Markers (131259) – Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise; Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers (131261) – Chocolate Chip; Stazon Black Ink (101406)

Miscellaneous: Twisty Treats Kit (133513) – one cello bag

Tools:  Envelope Punch Board (133774) – to round the corners of the tag.

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Non-Stampin’ Up!:  white ribbon

Sketched Birthday “Log” Treat Holder

For this treat holder, I inked up my hardwood stamp with Chocolate Chip ink and rolled a cardboard tube from a toilet paper roll across it.  Then I embellished the roll using Real Red Designer Series Paper and the cute balloon stamp from the Sketched Birthday stamp set.  Finally, I put some Teddy Grahams in a plastic baggie and placed them inside my “log” decoration.

Sketched Birthday (4 of 6)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create “Log” Treat Holder

Stamp Sets: Sketched Birthday (130426); Banner Blast (Sale-a-Bration) – Star; Hardwood (133035)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Decorative Label Punch (120907)

Card Stock & DSP:  Real Red DSP from the Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (130134) – 1″ x 5-1/2″ strip; Whisper White (100730) – one decorative label punch

Markers & Ink:  Brights Collection Stampin’ Write Markers (131259) – Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie; Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad (126949); Stazon Black Ink (101406); Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad (126979)

Adhesive: Mini Glue Dots (103683)

If you enjoyed my post today, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  You will find a “pin it” button at the very bottom of the post.  Also, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a free stamp set from Sale-a-bration!

If you are interested in purchasing the Sketched Birthday stamp set from Stampin’ Up! or if you need any other stamping supplies, I would love to be your personal demonstrator.  Of course, you can always shop now in my online store!

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WEEKLY DEALS for April 8 – 14

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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 April 14.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

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A “Beautifully Baroque” and “Mixed Bunch” Birthday! – Stampin’ Up!

The card I have created for you today features the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder and the Mixed Bunch stamp set (wood mount and clear mount).  It is not only beautiful, but also very quick!  The best of both worlds for this busy mom and teacher!  If you enjoy this card, please leave me a comment.  I would love to hear what you think.  On March 31st, I will do a drawing and one lucky person who left me a comment will receive a beautiful handcrafted card in the mail!  Also, if you enjoy reading my posts, why not have them delivered to your inbox automatically.  Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

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This card is loosely based on the Freshly Made Sketches #124.

I began my card by cutting a panel of Whisper White stock, which I dry embossed using the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder and my Big Shot.  Then I cut my panel into thirds and adhered them to a Whisper White card base using  SNAIL adhesiveleaving about 1/8″ of space between the three panels.

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Next, I cut a thin strip of card stock and adhered a length of Strawberry Slush Stretch Ruffle Trim to it using SNAIL.  I layered that at the bottom of my embossed panels, then I stamped my flower from the Mixed Bunch stamp set on whisper white card stock using my Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Pad and cut it out using the Blossom Punch.  For the center of my flower, I stamped a small medallion from the stamp set with the same ink on Strawberry Slush card stock.  The medallion was punched using the 7/8″ scalloped circle punch and layered on top of the flower using Stampin’ Dimensionals and finished with a Basic Pearl Jewel Accent.  I used my Banner Punch (Sale-a-bration item available FREE with a $50 purchase until March 31st) to cut out two small banners and used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere them to the card behind the flower.

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I finished my card by stamping the “Happy Birthday Wishes” greeting from the Simply Sketched stamp set (Hostess Reward Item) in the bottom corner of the card.  I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure I got the placement just right.  I just love that tool!  

As you can see, this card was very simple to make, but elegant none-the-less.  If you enjoyed my post, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  I am working on building up my blog following and could use your help in getting the word out!  If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will find a “pin it” button just below my supply list for the project… and, don’t forget to leave me a comment for your chance to win a handcrafted card in the mail!

If you would like to order the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder or the Mixed Bunch  stamp set or any of the other beautiful products featured in this card, please click here to shop in my online store.  Remember you can earn the Banner Punch
 for FREE (Sale-a-bration item) with a $50 purchase.

You can find a complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts, and the very bottom of this post.

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Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! February 25 – March 3

Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!:

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 March 3.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • It’s Sale-a-bration time!!  You’ll get a free item from Stampin’ Up! for every $50 that you purchase between now and March 31!  Click on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more information!
  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: Mixed Bunch (125537); Simply Sketched (Hostess Item – 129672)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder (130917); Blossom Punch (125603); 7/8″ Scalloped Circle Punch (129404); Banner Punch (Sale-a-bration item)

Embellishments: Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (119247); Strawberry Slush Ruffle Stretch Trim (130023)

Card Stock:  Whisper White (100730) card base – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, 3-3/4″ x 4″ panel (cut into thirds), 1/4″ x 4″ strip (to adhere ribbon), one flower (blossom punch); Strawberry Slush (131295) – small round medallion (7/8″ scalloped circle punch), two banners (banner punch)

Markers & Ink:  Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Pad (131178)

Tools:  Big Shot (113439); Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)

Adhesive: SNAIL (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

 

A “See Ya Later” Birthday Sale-A-Bration – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s share was created using the See Ya Later stamp set and Decorative Dots (Sale-a-bration items) embossing folder from Stampin’ Up! Both of these items are available FREE with a $50 purchase through March 31st!  I just love this card!  I can’t wait to send it to someone special.

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I wish I could take full credit for this cute design, but I actually got the idea from a similar card I saw on Pinterest, created by Selene Kempton.  I changed it up a little bit to make it my own, but I want to be sure to give credit where credit is due.

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I started by cutting panels of Coastal Cabana and Pink Pirouette card stock.  Next, I dry embossed the pink panel using the Decorative Dots embossing folder and my Big Shot Die-Cut Machine.

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I used the three largest Banner Framelits Dies to cut banners from the Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper.  I wanted my banners to be different lengths, but they were too wide for my project, so I trimmed each of them to be 1-1/4 inches wide. Then I adhered them to the Pink Pirouette panel using SNAIL adhesive.

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I wrapped my pink panel with Coastal Cabana Stretch Ruffle Trim and tied it in a knot. Then I adhered the two panels together and placed them on a Whisper White card base using SNAIL.

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I used stampin’ write markers (So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Strawberry Slush, & Coastal Cabana) to color the birthday sentiment from the See Ya Later stamp set.  Then I used the Labels Collection Framelits to cut it out.

Next I used a sponge dauber to color the edges of the sentiment using my Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Pad and adhered the final product to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Finally, I completed the front of the card by adding three small Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents in the bottom right hand corner.

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I finished the inside of my card by adding a strip of Coastal Cabana card stock along the bottom.  Then I used the banner punch (Sale-a-bration item) to create three small banners using the same Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper which was used on the front of the card.

I hope you have enjoyed my share today.  I certainly enjoyed creating it.  If you would like to place an order and earn the See Ya Later stamp set, Decorative Dots embossing folder, or the banner punch for FREE (Sale-a-bration items), please click here to shop in my online store.

You can find a complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts, and the very bottom of this post.

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Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! February 18-24

Here are the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!:

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 February 17.

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Clearance Rack Updated!

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Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack in the online store!  I saw some punches, dies, card stock, DSP and embellishments at great deals.  And Clearance Rack items count toward your merchandise total for Sale-a-bration items!!  So click here to head over and start shopping now!  Clearance Rack deals are only available while supplies last.

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If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

Heather

  • It’s Sale-a-bration time!!  You’ll get a free item from Stampin’ Up! for every $50 that you purchase between now and March 31!  Click on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more information!
  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: See Ya Later (Sale-A-Bration item available FREE with $50 purchase until March 31, 2014)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: Banner Framelits Dies (132173); Labels Collection Framelits (125598); Decorative Dots Embossing Folder & Banner Punch (Sale-A-Bration Free items with $50 purchase)

Embellishments: Basic Rhinestone Jewel Accents (119246)

Card Stock:  Whisper White (100730) – 4-14″ x 11″ card base, one sentiment label (Labels Collection Framelits); Coastal Cabana (130024) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, and 1/4″ x 4-1/4″ strip for inside of card; Pink Pirouette (111351) – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel.

Designer Series Paper: Birthday Basics (130145) – 3 large banners (Banners Framelits Dies) and 3 small banners (Banner Punch)

Markers & Ink:  Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Pad (131178); So Saffron & Wild Wasabi Stampin Write Markers – Subtles Collection (131263); Coastal Cabana and Strawberry Slush Stampin’ Write Markers – In Color 2013-2015 Collection (131260)

Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439); Sponge Daubers (102892)

Adhesive: SNAIL (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)