Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop Poppin’ Birthday

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Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop! We are fans of this monthly crafting kit. Follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as designed, or use the supplies as a starting point to let your creativity run wild.

On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas on how to use the March Paper Pumpkin kit, Sentimental Rose, in alternate projects. You may have arrived from Janey Backer’s blog. She had a great project!

What to do with the stamps after the original kits contents are depleted? This month, I carefully opened the box and slipped only the stamp set out. I did not want my designing mojo to be influenced by the suggested designs included with the kit.

I started plucking pieces from my sniblets pile, added the Layered Leaves embossing folder to the crumb cake card base, daubed on Wink of Stella and crumpled up the fussy cut rose because it was just too flat looking (and that is just the kind of day I am having, a good busy but I am not going to get it all done before the clock strikes midnight!).

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Uncrumple the rose and voila!, came up with this idea…

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close up, uncrumpled…

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all the supplies used…

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in case you want to see the Stampin’ Up! fast motion video using the original kit contents…

 

Thank you for joining us as we share the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin. Now hop over to Lisa Kmiec’s blog to see what she designed.

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Paper Crafting Blog Hop Thinking of You

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I hope you are enjoying our Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Blog Hop featuring Happy Birthday designs. Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe are participating so we have a wide array of fun projects to share with you! You may have arrived from Sue McDonald’s blog across the pond in the United Kingdom. She had a fabulous project!

I have a special treat for you, guest designer is my Mom today! She loves to make candy bars for special events. The kind where fancy dishes are set out and filled all kinds of candy delights with tiny scoopers. The How Sweet It Is suite of products was at the top of her shopping list.

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The Melon Mambo pin on the left side of the tag is an actual safety pin! We think it can be used to slip a ribbon through and attach to the top of the tags found in the Sweet Pins and Tags package (item number 148571 on page 15 of the Spring catalog in case you missed those). Mom adhered the pin with a rolled up glue dot.

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After cutting out the treat jars from the How Sweet It Is designer series paper (item number 148568), the negatives were sitting on the counter. Mom decided to attach them to the inside of the card using Tombo liquid glue and stamp inside the negatives.

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After Mom was done designing, I asked how her experience was. She said, omg, too much pressure! We were also in a time crunch since she was designing less than 24 hours until the blog hop go live time. She did a great though! Add a comment to let her know what you liked about her card. We will hop together and I’ll post her comments on the other blogs.

Thanks for hopping with us each month. Now click on the next image to zoom to Tracy Held’s blog in Australia and see what fun project she designed.

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Here is a list of hoppers in case you get off the trail…

Sue McDonald

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!

Tracy Held

Sue Boerner

Anastasia Radloff

Sandra Roberts

Katie Johnson

Sandy Ward

Terri Stewart

All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store here. Please use the host code found on the right side of my blog when ordering through my online store if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours. Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Join my Super Awesome Stampers Team for the best benefits! Click the Contact button above to get the conversation started.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

April Card Buffet You Are Invited

Would you like to join us to create a few hand stamped greeting cards? Wow your friends with your new found talent! Could be your new experience for the day. It could also be an experience you share with someone that may think they are not creative. The only requirement to asking your friends to attend with you is that you like to spend time with them:) I’ll teach them how to stamp in just a few minutes.

Projects will feature spring Occasions 2019 with current annual catalog goodies rounding out the designs. All projects will be springy and flowery because I am willing spring to arrive with my designs!

Card Buffet details:

Create 10 hand stamped greeting cards with all supplies cut according to the samples provided and tucked into the envelopes. You pick which designs to create and how many of each design from a buffet of options. Create 10 cards with envelopes for $20. Let me do the prep work for you! Add additional kits for $1 per kit.

I can provide adhesives for $5 extra or bring your own. I’ll have new packages of glue dots, dimensionals, liquid glue, tear n tape and SNAIL for cash and carry sale as well.

You are welcome to bring friends! A new friend that has not stamped with me before earns you an extra card kit. If you are a member of my Super Awesome Stampers team, you get an extra kit too.

Place an order during the event or using the host code listed found on the right side of this blog and receive an extra kit.

Session dates are Wednesday, April 24th, 1-3pm, Friday, April 26th, 9:30-11:30am and Saturday, April 27th, 9:30-11:30am. I can also schedule a private session for your group. Just ask!

Please bring a friend or 2 or 3! I’ll accommodate as many stampers as I can. I reserve the right to cancel the session if less than 3 stampers RSVP.

RSVP by April 22nd to reserve your spot and so I can have enough time to prepare kits for you. RSVP by clicking “Contact” above and let me know which day you prefer and how many in your party.

Hope to stamp with you then!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

P.S. Guy themed Card Buffet session dates are Saturday, May 18th, 1-3pm, Tuesday, May 21st, 9:30-11:30am and Wednesday, May 22nd, 8:30-10:30am. RSVP today and save the date!

ICS Blog Hop Spring Has Sprung!

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Thank you for hopping around with us as we showcase spring themed paper crafting projects projects. You may have arrived from Lisa Kmiec’s blog and her fabulous project. My project is below.

The Petal Promenade designer series paper is so pretty with the fabulous photographic floral images. I paired it with shimmery white cardstock to amp up the wow factor. The pearlized doilie adds another layer of glimmer along with the silver metallic edge ribbon. The Ruffled embossing folder can be fully appreciated on the inside of the greeting card.

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Create the rounded corners on the patterned paper by inserting the paper through the backside of the Pretty Label punch.

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For different looks, change the sentiments, flip the 2×2 inch square of patterned paper and try out all the gem shapes.

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All the supplies used…

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Please leave a comment and let me know what you like about my card.

Thank you for hopping with us. Now click on the next image below to travel to June Olsen’s blog to see her fabulous project.

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Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop Poppin’ Birthday

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Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop! We are fans of this monthly crafting kit. Follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as designed, or use the supplies as a starting point to let your creativity run wild.

On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas on how to use the March Paper Pumpkin kit, Poppin’ Birthday, in alternate projects. You may have arrived from Charmane Hopkins’ blog. She had a great project!

Follow the photos below to see what I created. I started with the bonus numbers stamps by peeling back the protective plastic sheet. I inked 1-9 with Granny Apple Green ink. You can see the bottom row of stamps are uninked.

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I centered the inked stamps on Granny Apple Green cardstock and pressed on the protective plastic sheet with my fingers to transfer the ink from the stamps to the paper.

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Voila! A fun background!

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Add the streamers stamp along the edges to complete the background stamping. Use the included poppy parade ink spot to stamp the party hats around the gray striped paper that was cut from the kit contents.

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Add the sentiment on the die cut that was included in the kit. Decorate with the party hat and bow die cuts that were included in the kit.

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Stampin’ Up! produces a fast time motion Youtube video to show kit assembly as intended for the visual learners out there, including me! Watch the video here:

Thank you for joining us as we share the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin. Now hop over to June Olsen’s blog to see what she designed.

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