Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Saying Thank You With Plants

Canadian Stampin' Up! demonstrators gathered together a few weeks ago on Facebook. It was fun! We were given a mystery stamping challenge and this is the card I made using the pieces we were told to gather. My favourite part of this challenge was the designer series paper strip. Can you believe that all the DSP is from one strip measuring 2" x 12"? Even the brick design is from the same sheet. To create each of the layers cut from the strip of DSP on the long side, cut at 3", 4" and 5". The Evening Evergreen cardstock layers behind each pieces of DSP are 2.25" x 3.25", 2.25" x 4.25" & 2.25" x 5.25". Before gluing the pieces together layer them on your card front and arrange the layers in the design you like or copy what I've done with my card.
 
It is awesome that our designer series paper is double sided. If you cut 1 sheet of designer series paper you would be able to create 6 cards from one sheet. What do you think of this card?

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Thank you for stopping by! ~ Amanda 

You are invited to the Where You're Planted Online Class on July 24 where you will create 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs). Learn more about this class: https://www.fromwhereistamp.ca/p/online-classes.html Register by July 11th.
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The adventure beings with the July Paper Pumpkin kit. This kit will help you celebrate those exciting  new chapters in a creative way with enough supplies to create twelve motivating cards—plus coordinating envelopes—all featuring the exciting colors of nature. Like the still moments before a great adventure, the kit’s designs contain a quiet energy that hint at all the grand possibilities of what is yet to come.  To receive this kit you will need to subscribe for this kit by July 10th by visiting this link https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-ca/sign-up/?demoid=2157916

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Expressions In Colour Paper Pumpkin

The June Paper Pumpkin - Expressions In Color arrived at my doorstep this week and I wanted to share what was inside the kit along with what you can create using the products included in it.
This photo shows what you would've received if you subscribed to the kit before June 10. Instructions are also included. If you've received a Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin' Up! in the past the instructions have been updated to include more details and are printed in colour. It was a lot easier to figure out which items were needed for each card.
This is the stamp set included in the kit along with 2 Stampin' Spots in Evening Evergreen and Bumblebee. It includes a variety of sentiments so you can choose what type of card you need.
Sometimes with these kits I will create at least one project exactly like the kit describes and a second one using different elements in the kit along with some coordinating cardstock. This month the items were perfect to create 2 alternative cards by using items just from the kit!
For this card a strip of Fresh Freesia cardstock stamped with the same coloured ink with the small flower stamp included in the kit. (see the stamp picture above)
To make the thanks sentiment stand out I coloured the back with a Light BlackBerry Bliss Stampin' Blend.

If you missed this month's kit you can check out past kits that are still available on my online store: https://www.stampinup.ca/categories/shop-products/other-products/kits-paper-pumpkin/refills-past-kits-more?demoid=2157916 
Next month the adventure beings with the July Paper Pumpkin kit. This kit will help you celebrate those exciting  new chapters in a creative way with enough supplies to create twelve motivating cards—plus coordinating envelopes—all featuring the exciting colors of nature. Like the still moments before a great adventure, the kit’s designs contain a quiet energy that hint at all the grand possibilities of what is yet to come.  To receive this kit you will need to subscribe for this kit by July 10th by visiting this link https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-ca/sign-up/?demoid=2157916

Thank you for stopping by! ~ Amanda 

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Dancin' Flamingo

Can you picture this flamingo dancing? A challenge was given to me at a recent training to pick out a green (or aqua), a yellow, a pink and a blue. It was so hard to pick the colours! Finally decided on: Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Soft Sea Foam and Pale Papaya. What do you think of the colours chosen? Would you have used a different shade of maybe the green or yellow? Leave a comment below so we can see what other colour combos we can come up with!
The January–June 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon - on June 30! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. I'm looking forward to all the new products on their way and I look forward to sharing with you how to use them and projects we can make. I hope you are excited, too!
Free ship is coming for one day only - June 24! Any order placed that is $65 or more qualifies for free shipping. Use the following link to order on Thursday: https://www.stampinup.ca?hostcode=34VERA7X

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Thank you for stopping by! ~ Amanda 

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The adventure beings with the July Paper Pumpkin kit. This kit will help you celebrate those exciting  new chapters in a creative way with enough supplies to create twelve motivating cards—plus coordinating envelopes—all featuring the exciting colors of nature. Like the still moments before a great adventure, the kit’s designs contain a quiet energy that hint at all the grand possibilities of what is yet to come.  To receive this kit you will need to subscribe for this kit by July 10th by visiting this link https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-ca/sign-up/?demoid=2157916

Friday, June 18, 2021

Pretty Cards & Paper - June

Hello and welcome to June's Pretty Cards and Paper blog hop. You will see projects using either the Expressions In Ink or Hand-Penned designer series paper during the hop.
You can find the Hand-Penned Suite on pages 104 to 105 of the Annual Catalogue. This pack is full of wonderful colours including one of my favourite purples: Highland Heather. One side of each page is beautiful floral designs while the backside is beautiful watercolour washed designs.
My 20th wedding anniversary was a few days. I created this card for my husband using my favourite colours. Do you like how the flowers are coloured in? The Hand-Penned Petals stamp set includes the stamps to fill in each of the flowers and leaves. You could choose to colour them in with watercolour pencils or Stampin' Blends but using the supplied stamps you can create this card really fast.

Next up you can visit these other blogs to see what they are sharing with us today: 

Product List - click on any of the pictures below to be taken to my online store to pick up the supplies you need to recreate this project.
Thank you for stopping by! ~ Amanda 
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The adventure beings with the July Paper Pumpkin kit. This kit will help you celebrate those exciting  new chapters in a creative way with enough supplies to create twelve motivating cards—plus coordinating envelopes—all featuring the exciting colors of nature. Like the still moments before a great adventure, the kit’s designs contain a quiet energy that hint at all the grand possibilities of what is yet to come.  To receive this kit you will need to subscribe for this kit by July 10th by visiting this link https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-ca/sign-up/?demoid=2157916