Tuesday, February 21, 2017

PAPER PUMPKIN - As Is!



I always get excited when I get the email from Paper Pumpkin that says "I'm on my way!"  Opening up a Paper Pumpkin Box is like opening a birthday or Christmas present every month. Talk about stretching out the holiday!

This month's kit is all about celebrating! Whether it's a Birthday, Congratulations or whatever... Just CELEBRATE!

Here is the kit:


There are enough precut/ pre-folded pieces to make nine invitations. They are made to look like a birthday candle, with a slide-out from the bottom to display the message in the window. How cute!
Our colors this month were Island Indigo and Flirty Flamingo. I got the Flirty Flamingo but I preferred Night of Navy. there are also smaller cards to include that have Date/ Time/ Place info if you want to use these as an actual invitation.

I made six invitations as these will be perfect to send to my customers in April when I CELEBRATE my one year anniversary as an Stampin' UP! demonstrator. If you'd like to be a part of my On-line Party and maybe win an AWESOME prize, please use the contact form on my side-bar to be included. Anyone having placed an order with me in my first year will get an invitation!


I put these six cards together in about 30 minutes.

To see how the cards go together, here's the video from Paper Pumpkin
FYI - I'm slowly getting things situated so I can start doing my own videos soon. 



I have to meet with my tax man tomorrow so there won't be a project. But please come back on Thursday to see what kind of a TWIST I put on the February Paper Pumpkin!

Creative Blessings!
Kelly


Monday, February 20, 2017

SALE - A - BRATION Spotlight!


Thank you all for your patience last week. Bob was kind enough to share his head cold and as mine went away, I dealt with a sinus infection that just did not making working possible. I think we're both healthy now. 

Today's card showcases not one, not two, but THREE stamp sets from the Occasions and Sale A Bration catalogs.  To see all the items, visit the on-line store and type me in as your demonstrator or email me using the contact form on my sidebar and I'll get catalogs in the mail to you ASAP.

Today's card actually was inspired by the Color Challenge over at my craft blog, KellysCreativeDreams

CARD BASE
Marina Mist

The COLORS to work with were:
Marina Mist
Soft Sky
Pink Pirouette
Old Olive

STAMP SET
Suite Sentiments
Make A Medallion (NEW SAB ADDITION!)
Delicate Details

Whisper White base to stamp three of the lace stamps from Delicate Details in a repeating pattern using Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette.

To do the Medallion, I stamped just the outside border of the stamp set, then cut it out using the #2 (from the outside) of Stitched Framelits then again with the #2 to remove the center, creating a wreath. I used the #2 cut out to stamp FRIEND from Make A Medallion in Memento Black followed by the touch of Old Olive above and below the word.

Using a glue dot, I adhered the sentiment circle directly to the card mat. Then I used dimensional strips cut into small sections (about 1.5" lengths) to raise up the outer Medallion. 

On the inside I stamped, 'Hoping Your Day Is Perfect' from Suite Sentiments in Marina Mist.

Remember for every $50 in product purchased (before tax/ shipping) you can choose 1 FREE item from the SALE -A - BRATION flyer. Beginning Wednesday, February 22nd, you have three NEW items to choose! See flyer on my side bar. If you'd like a hard copy of the flyer, please contact me and I'll drop one in the mail to you ASAP. Current Customers, yours are on their way!

SALE A BRATION items are availble only until March 31st. Occasion items are available through May 31st. 

Creative Blessings!







Monday, February 13, 2017

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!


Yep, I'm a day early but since I'll probably spend tomorrow (as well as today and a couple days after) buried under blankets trying to shake this head cold quick, I wanted to pop in and let you know what's coming up.

First off, if you've tried to order the Watercolor Pencils and experienced issues, this is a Supply and Demand issue. SU underestimated how much you would love these pencils. You are able to order them now but understand that they could go on back order or unavailable at any time. Just keep trying. I was able to place an order for them this morning.

Beginning February 22nd there are 3 NEW ITEMS added to the Sale - A - Bration catalog. I will post a flyer to my sidebar in the next day or two... just as soon as my head cold lets me. There are two new stamp sets and a gorgeous glitter paper collection.

I apologize for the lack of creativity this week. I spent last week babying Bob through his head cold and catch up on house stuff... not expecting the cold to transfer to me.

I will be posting the February Hostess Special this week and hopefully getting a newsletter out. For now, NyQuil is calling my name.

Creative Blessings!
Kelly

Friday, February 3, 2017

14 DAYS OF LOVE #14

NOTE: If you were here for 14 Days of Love #1, you can skip to the photo of today's card. However, you will need Real Red Enamel Hearts and variety of micro beads/ glitter/ sequins. We also use the Stitched Framelits Die 


From the Occasions Catalog
Sealed With Love Stamp Set - 142815 - $21.00
Coordinating Love Notes Framelits Dies - 142752 - $30.00
BUNDLE ALERT!
Sealed With Love Bundle - 144705 - $45.75
Save 10%!

Real Red Enamel Shapes - Brights - #141680 - $9.00

Cardstock:

Whisper White - 100730 - $9.00 (40 sheets)
Soft Sky - 131203 - $8.00 (8.5x11 - 24 sheets)
Blushing Bride - 131198 - $8.00 (8.5x11 - 24 sheets)

From the Occasions Catalog:
Real Red - 141982 - $11.00 (12x12)
Sending Love Designer Series Paper - $10.00 (6x6)



Our final card in the 14 Days of Love series is another quick card... you know, for that last minute card or maybe just a random act of kindness to someone you see while you're out and about. Tuck the tip in for your waiter/ waitress perhaps. Spread the LOVE!

This is a great layout for using the larger image background DSP prints.

Soft Sky card base - 5.5 x 4.25

Sending Love DSP - 4 x 5.25

Soft Sky mat - 2.25 sq.

Whisper White
      mat - 2" sq.
      banner - 2.25" x .5' - notch to create banner

Real Red mat - 1" sq.

Stamp the heart floral border top and bottom of the Whisper White mat in Soft Sky

Diecut the solid heart in Whisper White then stamp with the Crackle Heart in Real Red.

Layer these pieces as show.. using a dimensional to raise the crackle heart

On the banner piece, stamp the smear in Soft Sky then the Sentiment of choice in Real Red.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

14 DAYS OF LOVE #13

NOTE: If you were here for 14 Days of Love #1, you can skip to the photo of today's card. However, you will need Real Red Enamel Hearts and variety of micro beads/ glitter/ sequins. We also use the Stitched Framelits Die 


From the Occasions Catalog
Sealed With Love Stamp Set - 142815 - $21.00
Coordinating Love Notes Framelits Dies - 142752 - $30.00
BUNDLE ALERT!
Sealed With Love Bundle - 144705 - $45.75
Save 10%!

Real Red Enamel Shapes - Brights - #141680 - $9.00

Cardstock:

Whisper White - 100730 - $9.00 (40 sheets)
Soft Sky - 131203 - $8.00 (8.5x11 - 24 sheets)
Blushing Bride - 131198 - $8.00 (8.5x11 - 24 sheets)

From the Occasions Catalog:
Real Red - 141982 - $11.00 (12x12)
Sending Love Designer Series Paper - $10.00 (6x6)

 

Chain of Love

Today, I wanted to show you an alternative use for the chain of hearts die in your Love Notes framelits set.

For this, you'll need a piece of Real Red cardstock approximately 2" x 5.5"

1st Cut:
Lay the die horizontally, as you would for cutting a border:


After the cut:


2nd Cut:


It's easiest to remember the direction of this cut, if you lay your cardstock and die out like this to begin with. To get this first cut edge facing you, turn your piece of cardstock over to the back side.

Here is where the cut gets a bit tricky. You may have to do this a couple of times before you get the precision you're after... but don't despair. I'll show you in a minute, what to do with those miscut pieces.

To make the 2nd Cut... you need to carefully line up your die opening with the first cut by laying your die over top of the first cut. That's why, if you lay them out this way, you simply pick up your die and move it over to place on top of your precut piece. I used a piece of washi to hold it into place. If the paper gives a bit when you remove the washi that isn't a problem as you are not using anything except the chain for your card.

This is what you'll have when you're finished:



And if you've mis-positioned the die:


heart confetti and a 'feathery' open heart chain. You could even cut the open hearts apart and scatter them across your card/ page. 

Have Fun with this technique. When you post your card somewhere, let me know. I'd love to see.
Creative Blessings!




Wednesday, February 1, 2017

14 DAYS OF LOVE - # 12

NOTE: If you were here for 14 Days of Love #1, you can skip to the photo of today's card. However, you will need Real Red Enamel Hearts and variety of micro beads/ glitter/ sequins. We also use the Stitched Framelits Die 


From the Occasions Catalog
Sealed With Love Stamp Set - 142815 - $21.00
Coordinating Love Notes Framelits Dies - 142752 - $30.00
BUNDLE ALERT!
Sealed With Love Bundle - 144705 - $45.75
Save 10%!

Real Red Enamel Shapes - Brights - #141680 - $9.00

Cardstock:

Whisper White - 100730 - $9.00 (40 sheets)
Soft Sky - 131203 - $8.00 (8.5x11 - 24 sheets)
Blushing Bride - 131198 - $8.00 (8.5x11 - 24 sheets)

From the Occasions Catalog:
Real Red - 141982 - $11.00 (12x12)
Sending Love Designer Series Paper - $10.00 (6x6)



Today's sketch also came from PINTEREST - courtesy of Flourishes.org

Real Red card base - 5.5 x 4.25 (This photo shows the mat without the card base. LOL It was late)

Blushing Bride mat - 4 x 5.25

Sealed With Love DSP:
     Red graphic - 3.75 x 2.75
     White graphic - 2 x 4

Real Red - 2 x 4

Real Red - Diecut Open Heart 

2 Blushing Bride Enamel Hearts

Whisper White - 2.75 x .75





Tuesday, January 31, 2017

14 DAYS OF LOVE - #11

NOTE: If you were here for 14 Days of Love #1, you can skip to the photo of today's card. However, you will need Real Red Enamel Hearts and variety of micro beads/ glitter/ sequins. We also use the Stitched Framelits Die 


From the Occasions Catalog
Sealed With Love Stamp Set - 142815 - $21.00
Coordinating Love Notes Framelits Dies - 142752 - $30.00
BUNDLE ALERT!
Sealed With Love Bundle - 144705 - $45.75
Save 10%!

Real Red Enamel Shapes - Brights - #141680 - $9.00

Cardstock:

Whisper White - 100730 - $9.00 (40 sheets)
Soft Sky - 131203 - $8.00 (8.5x11 - 24 sheets)
Blushing Bride - 131198 - $8.00 (8.5x11 - 24 sheets)

From the Occasions Catalog:
Real Red - 141982 - $11.00 (12x12)
Sending Love Designer Series Paper - $10.00 (6x6)


Love Stripes

Today's card is pretty easy. You could do multiple of these up in no time if you need last minute cards. I got the design idea from a My Favorite Things sketch. - MFTWSC161 from PINTEREST

Real Red base - 4.25 x 5.5

Whisper White mat - 4 x 5.25

Whisper White mat - 2.75 x 2.25

Sending Love DSP - 5 x 2.25

Real Red Banner - 4.5 x 1.25 - then notched to create banner

Soft Sky - Grill Heart cut with Love Notes framelits heart die

On the Whisper White 2.75 x 2.25 
    Ghost stamp the floral heart in Soft Sky (this will be barely viseable but adds another dimension)
    Overstamp with Happy Valentine's Day in Real Red

I used the Multi-glue to adhere the grill heart in place.