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Calligraphy Essentials and MASSIVE Sale-A-Bration Haul with Pam!

Hello Kre8tors! I’m so excited to announce we had a special guest Kre8tor on today’s video! My good friend and fellow crafter, Pam, shared her amazing HUGE haul with us. She took FULL advantage of the Sale-A-Bration promotion by purchasing her one year Paper Pumpkin Subscription, adding a few more items to her order, and raking in the Stampin’ Rewards to earn a TON of free stuff! Be sure to watch the video below to see all of her amazing goodies, as well as her project using the Calligraphy Essentials stamp set. Be sure to scroll to the end of this post to watch her video!

You too can earn lots of amazing goodies by pairing your Paper Pumpkin pre-paid subscription with the Sale-A-Bration promotion before it ends on March 31st! Here’s how you can do it:

.1. Head over to my online store and click on the Paper Pumpkin link on the left.

.2. Click on the Prepaid Subscriptions link.

.3. Click the subscription you’d like, and add it to your bag.

.4. Depending on the subscription you choose, you might want to add a little more to trigger the Stampin’ Rewards like Pam did. If that’s the case, keep shopping until you hit $250, then click Checkout.

.5. You’ll be notified how many Sale-A-Bration rewards you’ve earned. Click confirm, and then click on the link to claim your items!

.6. Shop for your Sale-A-Bration items by clicking the links, selecting your items, and adding them to your bag.

.7. Once you’ve added all your Sale-A-Bration items, don’t forget to redeem those Stampin’ Rewards you racked up! Click on the Learn More link at the top of the page to learn more about how your Stampin’ Rewards work and to see the hostess exclusive stamp sets you can purchase with your Stampin’ Rewards.

.8. If you are purchasing a hostess exclusive set, simply click Claim Rewards to add it to your cart.

.9. When adding other items, instead of clicking Add To Bag, make sure you click Claim Rewards to use your Stampin’ Rewards. Make sure you use them all up! You can go over a little bit if you find something you can’t live without and you only have a small amount in Stampin’ Rewards left. You can pay the difference.

.10. When you’re ready, simply click Check Out and finish your order.

That’s it! Now all that’s left is to head over to the Paper Pumpkin website, sign up (if you don’t already have an account) and enter in the subscription code that was sent to your email address after you checked out. And of course wait for all your amazing goodies to arrive!

In this order example, we earned 5 FREE Sale-A-Bration Level 1 items AND over $50 in Stampin’ Rewards! That’s a lot of FREE stuff!!! If you want to take advantage of this, be sure you do it before the end of March. Sale-A-Bration items are only offered while supplies last and some are already sold out!

Here’s a bonus for you! There are some amazing items that will coordinate with your Sale-A-Bration items. This promotion starts TODAY and is while supplies last, so make sure you snag what you want quickly so you don’t miss out! Just click on the image above to start shopping!

Measurements:

Old Olive Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″


Materials:

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?
If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code J2EBYYBC when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

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Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop Grown With Kindness

Welcome back to the Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators collaborating to bring you some fantastic alternate projects that you can make using the contents of the February 2019 kit, Grown with Kindness. After you read my post, be sure to click on the Next button below to hop on over to Darla’s blog to see her awesome alternate!

For my alternates, I used two methods: the kit supplies exclusively and introducing a few additional ink colors. The first alternate I made is the You are beautiful card with the large labels as the main focal point. I limited myself to only the supplies in the kit, and I think it turned out decent.

I wanted to use the included stamps to jazz up the background. I layered several labels together to create my focal point, and used the included black baker’s twine to wrap the sentiment a few times. I finished it off with a little bling from the included rhinestones.

The card base I used was the solid black base, but I knew I wanted a clean, white background on the front of my card, so I turned it inside out. I used one of the succulent/cactus photos on the inside so that I would have a light area to stamp a greeting or write my sentiments to the recipient. I thought this would work really well, and I was really pleased with that idea!

For my second alternate card, I decided to introduce a few more colors to stamp some of the fun patterns. I included Mint Macaron, Lemon Lime Twist, and Basic Gray. I also decided to cut out the two coffee cups in the foreground of the same image I used on the first card. I used the included glue dots to stick down the cactus cup and popped up the succulent cup with the dimensionals I had left over from the kit. I love how the popped up coffee cup looks.

Take a peek below at a few more photos of my alternate projects and some close ups of the details. At the end of this post I have a video showing how I created these alternate projects. You can also check it out directly on my YouTube channel.

Did you know that Paper Pumpkin is turning 6? I can’t even believe it! I’ve loved this kit for a long time, and can’t wait to help them celebrate! If you want to join in on the celebration, be sure to subscribe before March 10 and you’ll get a FREE stamp set in your March Paper Pumpkin.

This kit will include supplies to make eight full-sized, mailable cards. You also get the FREE bigger and better than normal stamp set that coordinates with the March design AND the normal sheet of coordinating stamps included in each kit.

And here’s a sample of what you can expect; the colors used in the March kit include Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade. If you love those colors, you’ll love this month’s kit! Don’t delay in signing up, because supplies might be limited as we get closer to the subscription cut off date, March 10th.

Be sure to contact your demonstrator today to sign up for Paper Pumpkin. Now is a great time to get a pre-paid subscription, because you get to cash in on FREE crafting supplies during Sale-A-Bration! If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to help you get started. Just click the Paper Pumpkin picture above, or click HERE.

Click the pumpkin below to see what our wonderful Darla has in store for you!

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?
If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code PSVX9HYH when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

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Grown with Kindness | February 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Did you know that Paper Pumpkin has a birthday?! That’s right, it’s in March and they are turning 6! WOW! To celebrate, they are including an extra FREE stamp set in the March box. Be sure to sign up HERE before March 10th to get your kit!

The February 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit was called Grown with Kindness and included 9 beautiful succulent themed cards and a gorgeous stamp set. I had a lot of fun putting this kit together in my VIP Stamp Lounge, a Facebook group exclusive to my customers and team. Want to be part of my growing community? Just shop with me or join my team and I’ll email you a link to join us!

This month’s kit was very easy to put together, and offered lots of extra supplies that I will be able to use on my alternate projects that I’ll be showing you next week! So be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and follow me on Facebook to make sure you don’t miss some great ideas!

I really loved all the stamps in this stamp set. The fonts are beautiful and all the extra little accent stamps are super fun! I was so inspired to get creative after playing with this set, I went on to make two different alternate cards, which you can see next week during the Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop! For now, check out my video that I filmed live in my Facebook Group, Melissa’s VIP Stamp Lounge.

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?
If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code PSVX9HYH when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

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Little Twinkle Pink Card

Hello Kre8tors! I thought we would take another trip into the Annual Catalog. There are some amazing products in there, and this Little Twinkle Bundle is no exception! You saw on the last post we made a super simple Little Twinkle Navy Card. Today we are stepping it up and throwing in some Petal Pink and Watercoloring!

Of course I was scouring Pinterest for some awesome cards to make using this adorable Little Twinkle Bundle and I came across a pin from Charlet Mallett over at Painted Orange. The outer design of my card is almost identical to hers, but the inside is much different! Hers was a fantastic fun fold card, which I didn’t realize when I made my card. I just loved how the front looked! So I made mine a basic card, but I definitely recommend you check out her fun fold video here!

The layering on this card is amazing and I love how everything stands out! The watercolor heart constellation really makes this entire card pop! The soft colors in the Twinkle Twinkle DSP all compliment each other so well. Pink and Mint are so gorgeous together, and then throw in some dark Night of Navy and it all really works!

The Layering Circles Framelits Dies are really the star of this show, creating the beautiful scalloped circle frame around the heart. The small strip of DSP running across the middle of the heart is a welcome contrast of color.

And we can’t forget those tiny little Sparkle Glimmer Paper stars cut out using the coordinating Twinkle Builder Punch, included in the Bundle. Take a peek at my YouTube video below to see how this card all came together! Thanks for stopping by!


Measurements:

Petal Pink Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Card Mat: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
DSP Card Mat: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
DSP Strip: 1/2″ x 4-1/2″
Sparkle Glimmer Paper Scrap
Watercolor Paper Scrap
Whisper White Scrap

Materials:

Heat Tool

$30.00

Big Shot

$110.00

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?
If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code PSVX9HYH when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

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Little Twinkle Navy Card

Welcome back Kre8tors! Today we are playing with the Little Twinkle Stamp Set for this super adorable and easy card! For as simple as the background is, we are spicing it up with some heat embossing on our sentiment and the heart constellation on the vellum card stock.

I also added some beautiful silver metallic thread behind the sentiment to give it a little more oomph. This card was CASE’d from Ashley Fifer over at StampedAF. I originally saw a Pin on Pinterest without her information, so she contacted me to let me know this is her lovely design!

I love how the Navy on this card compliments the silver accents. It’s so simple, yet stunning at the same time. This stamp set is perfect for all sorts of occasions from a Baby Shower to a Valentine, to an all-purpose card. I love these types of cards for when certain unexpected occasions arise.

I forgot just how much I love heat embossing until I made this card, especially when embossing on vellum. It just looks so elegant and beautiful! What do you think? Do you love heat embossing?

Be sure to watch my video tutorial! It’s at the bottom of this blog post.


Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
DSP Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Vellum Scrap
Night of Navy Scrap

Materials:

Heat Tool

$30.00

Big Shot

$110.00

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?
If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code PSVX9HYH when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

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