Saturday, November 27, 2021

Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop - Gifts Galore

Hello and welcome to my blog! We are sharing projects using the November Paper Pumpkin kit called Gifts Galore. The kit includes die-cut large snowmen, Christmas trees and piles of presents. Then a box is attached to the back of those die-cuts designed to hold the decorated sleeve that you can fill with treats. 
The Gifts Galore kit is adorable and very festive. You can also use these wonderful die-cuts or even the patterned paper on the backside of the die-cuts for other projects. The pieces from the kit could create a garland to hang, quick tags to put on presents, gift card holders, cards and scrapbook pages. The above photo shows all the pieces included in the November kit. And if you have coordinating cardstock or ink you can add to the kit to extend it even further like I have with my card.
For my card I took the large present image and snipped it apart, as shown in the photo below. The bottom bunch of presents were added to the above card. To create this card you'll need half a sheet of Thick Basic White cardstock, pieces of Pool Party, Poppy Parade & Mossy Meadow cardstock. Layer two of the pieces of cardstock across the Thick Basic White, then glue the present pile onto. An easy way to add some texture to a card is by ripping the cardstock as I have done with the Mossy Meadow piece. Behind the sentiment there is a little banner of Poppy Parade cardstock adhered with the gold paper clip.

The Christmas tree is perfect for a treat holder. The boxes are white and I would suggest stamping onto the boxes before assembly. Want to see how-to stamp the box and create a 2nd card using the other pieces of the present pile? Watch this video where you can follow along if you have the November Gifts Galore Paper Pumpkin kit:

Stop by and say hello to the other blog hop participants listed below:


Interested in receiving a Paper Pumpkin kit? Or not sure what it is? Head over to this link: Paper Pumpkin Subscription in Canada to learn about Stampin' Up!'s monthly subscription box. And here is a sneak for next month's kit: 
December's Lots of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit includes enough egg-citing elements to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes. From giddy gingham to splatters and stripes, this playful Paper Pumpkin kit features a fun and fresh look with one-of-a-kind patterns and designs! Egg-cellent for any occasion, reason, or season throughout the year, the kit’s pun-packed stamp set provides completely customizable characters for a very versatile crafting experience. Pair each stamp with its matching die-cut snack, then mix up the faces and accessories for an absolutely adorable accent! Subscribe by December 10th. Learn more about Paper Pumpkin at this link:  http://PaperPumpkin.FromWhereIStamp.ca
 
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

Would you like to learn how to create a quick and fun card? Receive a free card tutorial using the Peaceful Cabin stamp set and Peaceful Place designer series paper when you sign up to receive my emails. Sign up here for free: http://subscribe.fromwhereistamp.ca

Friday, November 19, 2021

Pretty Cards and Paper - November

Hello! In today's Pretty Cards & Paper November blog hop you will see projects made with the Peaceful Place designer series paper. 
The gorgeous metallic accents in the Peaceful Place specialty designer series paper will help your projects pop! Included in this 12" x 12" pack of paper are 12 sheets of patterned paper: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs. One side of each has some metallic accents such as falling snow or woodgrain. Although this paper is monochromatic including Basic Black, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate you could colour in the sheets to change the look or stamp on the white portions.



So wonderful of you to stop on by to see my project. Next up you can visit these other blogs to see what they are sharing with us today:

Thank you for stopping by! ~ Amanda

Would you like to learn how to create a quick and fun card? Receive a free card tutorial using the Peaceful Cabin stamp set and Peaceful Place designer series paper when you sign up to receive my emails. Sign up here for free: http://subscribe.fromwhereistamp.ca
The Lots of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit includes enough egg-citing elements to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes. From giddy gingham to splatters and stripes, this playful Paper Pumpkin kit features a fun and fresh look with one-of-a-kind patterns and designs! Egg-cellent for any occasion, reason, or season throughout the year, the kit’s pun-packed stamp set provides completely customizable characters for a very versatile crafting experience. Pair each stamp with its matching die-cut snack, then mix up the faces and accessories for an absolutely adorable accent! Subscribe by December 10th. Learn more about Paper Pumpkin at this link:  http://PaperPumpkin.FromWhereIStamp.ca

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Use Designer Series Paper Instead of Stamping - Whimsy & Wonder DSP

Have you used designer series paper instead of stamping for the focal point of your card or project? Stampin' Up!'s Whimsy & Wonder 12" x 12" specialty designer series paper has some beautiful images you can cut out using your Paper Snips and some of the designs might fit in the Christmas Tree Dies. The presents are from one of the designs in this pack and have silver accents mostly on the ribbon. Added to the card was a piece of white Baker's Twine and a few Polished Pink jewels to highlight the ivy. For this card the 'tis the season is stamped (found in the Christmas to Remember stamp set) but you can choose any sentiment you have on hand, either stamped or cut from a sheet of DSP if you have a pack with words. 
Getting the most out of one pack of designer series paper (DSP) can be hard to do when you love the designs! Or have a hard time which side to pick. One of the reasons why Stampin' Up!'s DSP packs are so great is you receive 12 sheets in most packs, with 6 designs, 2 sheets each. Some DSP packs are packaged a little differently so make sure to look at the description in either my online store or in the catalogue. There are also 6" x 6" packs as well as a larger 12" x 12" pack with 24 sheets. If a full pack of DSP is too many sheets you can always split with a friend. This is a great way to have a few more packs for more of your favourite designs!

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

Would you like to learn how to create a quick and fun card? Receive a free card tutorial using the Peaceful Cabin stamp set and Peaceful Place designer series paper when you sign up to receive my emails. Sign up here for free: http://subscribe.fromwhereistamp.ca
The Lots of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit includes enough egg-citing elements to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes. From giddy gingham to splatters and stripes, this playful Paper Pumpkin kit features a fun and fresh look with one-of-a-kind patterns and designs! Egg-cellent for any occasion, reason, or season throughout the year, the kit’s pun-packed stamp set provides completely customizable characters for a very versatile crafting experience. Pair each stamp with its matching die-cut snack, then mix up the faces and accessories for an absolutely adorable accent! Subscribe by December 10th. Learn more about Paper Pumpkin at this link:  http://PaperPumpkin.FromWhereIStamp.ca

Saturday, November 13, 2021

How to Add Ink Using Sponge Daubers

Today was day 3 of Stampin' Up!'s OnStage! What is OnStage? It is a 3-day event, usually in-person but held virtually this year. Demonstrators that attend see the new catalogue early, are able to order select  products from the new catalogue, be inspired by the stamping presentations and learn from other demonstrators. Did you catch some of the sneak peaks of new products I shared over on Instagram? I'm not sure if I'm more excited for the Awesome Otters Sale-A-Bration stamp set or the Rainbow of Happiness bundle! You'll be able to see both of them next week when my order arrives!!!! So fun!

Part of OnStage is the Stamp & Share experience. At in-person events it can be a mad dash to stamp and assemble the projects in the time allotted! Today's session was no different. We were given dimensions and a supply list ahead of time but I was unprepared. Our guide to assembly was Shannon West and she showed us how to use the Sponge Daubers to colour in the image, something I usually forget is a colouring option. Want to see how I did it? You can watch a video of how to add ink to a stamped image using Sponge Daubers by clicking here. On the next step I dithered too long trying to decide what piece of the Hand Penned designer series paper to use that I missed seeing what the final card design was. When I looked at the screen after deciding, Shannon had moved onto card #2. While she continued to show how to put the next card together I stared at the pieces in front of me. Deciding to assemble the card with a few extra pieces I quickly pulled it altogether. Regardless of what the final card was supposed to look like my card was going to look different from the sample created by Stampin' Up! as I didn't purchase the Heart & Home OnStage Project Collection. What do you think of my card using items from the Hand Penned suite?

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

Would you like to learn how to create a quick and fun card? Receive a free card tutorial using the Peaceful Cabin stamp set and Peaceful Place designer series paper when you sign up to receive my emails. Sign up here for free: http://subscribe.fromwhereistamp.ca
The Lots of Pun Paper Pumpkin Kit includes enough egg-citing elements to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes. From giddy gingham to splatters and stripes, this playful Paper Pumpkin kit features a fun and fresh look with one-of-a-kind patterns and designs! Egg-cellent for any occasion, reason, or season throughout the year, the kit’s pun-packed stamp set provides completely customizable characters for a very versatile crafting experience. Pair each stamp with its matching die-cut snack, then mix up the faces and accessories for an absolutely adorable accent! Subscribe by December 10th. Learn more about Paper Pumpkin at this link:  http://PaperPumpkin.FromWhereIStamp.ca