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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.

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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

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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

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A Beginner’s Guide to Card Making

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to A Beginner’s Guide to Card Making! Whether you’ve been here before or you’re brand new to my page, I am going to show you some awesome tips that every stamper needs to know. I’m sharing some beautiful and simple cards with you today that were CASE’d (Copy and Share Everything) from fellow Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator, Wendy Cranford. She inspired me to use the Meant To Be Bundle to showcase how you can create a simple card, and step it up a little when you’re ready to advance to that next paper crafting level!

The first card has a super simple and clean look. It has one card stock strip running the width of the card, and two layered circles off set that were punched out using Stampin’ Up!’s Circle Punches. There are three hearts stamped to the left just above the card stock strip. The rest of the card is blank, lending to the clean look.

The second card is a stepped up version, so we have introduced a few more elements. We have added a card mat and stamped all over to create our own “Designer Series Paper”. I like to call this DIY DSP. We have the same band, but it’s cut just a bit shorter to span the width of the card mat. The circles have now been stitched using framelits dies, and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The final touch is adding a Heart Epoxy Droplet that was colored in using a Stampin’ Blends Maker which is alcohol based, so the color won’t rub off.

And that’s it! That’s how you can take a clean and simple card and step it up by just adding a few additional materials. I hope you enjoyed these photos! Be sure to check out my video tutorial to see how easy it is to create these wonderful cards!

Measurements:

Standard Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Standard Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Flirty Flamingo Strip: 4″ or 4-1/4″ x 1″
Circles: 2 various sizes, I used 1-3/4″ & 2″ Punches
or the two middle circles from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies


Materials:

Big Shot

$110.00

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Supplies Haul & Occasions Samples

Oh boy Kre8tors, you’re in for a real surprise today! Not only do I have a super long chit chat video for you to enjoy, but I’m sharing TWO amazing projects with you using products from the Occasions catalog! I’m so excited about these! Let’s get started!

This card was made using the Floral Romance Suite products on page 11 from the Occasions Catalog. I used almost all the products in this suite, except for two! I started with a piece of Petal Pink from the Floral Romance 12″ x 12″ Cardstock Pack, which includes the three colors that coordinate with the Specialty Designer Series Papers.

I love that this cardstock comes in a larger size, perfect for 3D projects such as boxes. I decided to cut my piece down to a standard card base. I then cut a card mat and ran it through the Big Shot Die Cutting and Embossing Machine with the Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. It gave this card such a huge pop!

I fussy cut by hand some of the leaf bunches from the vellum sheet in the Floral Romance Specialty DSP pack. I didn’t cut as many as I wanted, because I was making this card during a live Facebook video and wanted to cut down the time. It is still gorgeous with fewer pieces! I also cut out some sprigs of plain vellum using the coordinating Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies.

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I stamped the sentiment in Fresh Fig and cut it out using this beautiful detailed oval from the coordinating die set. And finally, after gluing it all down, I added the beautiful Floral Romance seal. These seals are great because it adds so much flair and they come on the sheet sticky, ready to go!

Floral Romance Measurements:

Petal Pink Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Petal Pink Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Scrap
Vellum Scrap
Floral Romance Specialty DSP: Decorative Vellum Scraps

Floral Romance Materials:

Big Shot

$110.00


 And now for our SECOND card of this post! We are featuring the Amazing Life Bundle with those INCREDIBLE and AMAZING Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies! You HAVE to see what these babies can do! Be sure to head over and check out my corresponding YouTube video!

This card was super simple, takes very few materials, and was so much fun to put together! I started with one color, Bermuda Bay, and added some Whisper White cardstock. I used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies to cut out a frame and the center portion. Then I used my Stamparatus to place my images in the coordinating Classic Stampin’ Pad color.

I adhered the outer frame down with our Snail Adhesive and I popped up the center piece with some of our Stampin’ Dimensionals. The last few finishing touches included tying a bit of Whisper White Baker’s Twine around the center piece and placing a few Basic Jewel Rhinestones. That’s it! Super simple, really quick, and fun!

Amazing Life Measurements:

Bermuda Bay Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Frame & Center: Start with 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Use Largest, 3rd Largest, and 4th Largest Rectangle Stitched Framelits

Amazing Life Materials:

Big Shot

$110.00

Stamparatus

$49.00

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?
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