A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop

Did you receive your April Paper Pumpkin kit?

17358674_1848753642049176_4077962007274137374_o

It’s full of product and Sara created some fun watercolor cards for everyone to make following the directions in the kit and her video. But for today’s post I’m joining in with a group of talented demonstrators who have created some other ideas using items from this kit.  One of the wonderful things about the Paper Pumpkin community are all the different ideas that everyone comes up with.   So join us today as we bring you some more ideas for this month’s A Sara Thing Paper Pumpkin kit.

18033233_10209661882799536_5639792754841057266_n

If you aren’t a Paper Pumpkin subscriber you can sign up HERE. Sign up by May 10 to receive the May kit.

I made two different cards.  For this first card I wanted to try doing something “different” with the acrylic flowers.  I used a piece of watercolor paper (you can use a piece from the kit) and a spritzer filled with some water and Rich Razzleberry reinker.  I took some paper towels and placed the watercolor paper down and placed the flowers on top (I put the glittery side face down).  Then spritzed over the top.

pp-flower-step-1

Then carefully remove the flowers.  Since they are acrylic just wipe them off to clean them.

pp-flower-step-2

My first photo I spritzed a lot and decided it was too much so this second one was a little bit less.  Once it dried I used the watercolor pencil from my kit and added some color to each flower.

pp-flower-step-3

Then use the paint brush dipped in some water to smooth it out throughout the petals.  Repeat for each flower.

pp-flower-step-4

I added some Basic Black Baker’s Twine around this piece before adding it to the front of my card.  You can use the base from the kit or create your own.  And be sure to add a Whisper White liner on the inside of the card.  The greeting is stamped on a Whisper White banner piece. And finish with one of the acrylic flowers.

pp-flower-card

I hope you like this different twist on how to use those flowers.

I made another quick card with some additional supplies using the technique from the kit – I just create a rainbow on my watercolor piece using the watercolor pencils, the paint brush and water.

pp-alt-card

The card base is Rich Razzleberry.  I also used the Owl Builder punch to punch out some tiny hearts which I colored with the watercolor pencil and blended with the brush.  Finish with some stamping.  Sweet and easy.

If you live local to me join me for some stamping this week – Wednesday 4/26 – Paper Pumpkin Craft night and Friday 4/28 – Card Makers Class.  You can find details and RSVP on my website HERE.

Be sure to hop along and see the rest of the ideas. Next up is my friend Sue Plote – check out her creative ideas.

And here is the full list of blog hoppers:

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY: To be entered into a drawing for a FREE “A Sara Thing” Paper Pumpkin Kit, you must leave a comment on EVERY blog. Drawing closes on Saturday, April 29th at 9 PM EST. The winner will be announced on Monday, May 1, 2017.

Thanks for visiting.

monika-signature-018

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Autism Awareness Blog Hop

17630185_10210911047791123_1542576851227400655_n

I’m participating today in a Blog Hop for Autism Awareness.  Our challenge is to create a card using the Autism colors of Red, Blue and Yellow.  Every person participating in this blog hop will be sharing with you a project as well as a fact about Autism.  And if you are able please donate to the “Stamped with Love Team” to raise money for the Autism Speaks organization.  Autism Speaks is an autism advocacy organization in the United States that sponsors autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities aimed at families, governments, and the public.

You can donate at the link here.

Autism Fact: As early as infancy, a baby can begin to show the three hallmark features of autism: communication challenges, impaired social interactions, and repetitive behavior.

Now on to my project.  I used a brand new stamp set that will be coming out in the 2017-2018 Annual catalog that starts on June 1st.  It is called Ribbon of Courage.

autism-card

I stamped the floral ribbon in Basic Black ink and then colored it in with my Stampin’ Write Markers.  I used Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point and Marina Mist.

The back ground is made from the Stitched Shapes Framelits – I cut squares in each of the colors and cut them to fit together and create the background on my card.

The words are from the Me = Grateful stamp set which is on the retiring list.

autism-card-2

Be sure to hop along to the rest of the members of the Autism Awareness Blog Hop, see their creations and learn more facts about Autism.

Blog Hop #3 April 22nd 7am EST

1- Kimberly Van Diepen

2- Kylie Bertucci

3- Lee Conrey

4- Rachel Bronson Yukanin

5- Heather Wright Porto

6- Susan Best

7- Louise Sharp

8- Candy Rattray

9- Maureen Rauchfuss

10- Tammy Fite

11- Billie Moan

12- Monika Davis

 Thanks for stopping by and learning about Autism.

monika-signature-018

Save

Love & Affection

For this card I’ve combined several products from the retiring list.  I hate to waste pieces of the specialty designer paper like this one from Affectionately Yours collection with copper embossed elements on it.

affectionately-yours-mother.jpg

To maximize a piece of 12×12 paper I often cut it into 3×4″ pieces and use that on a card front.  I stamped on the background piece with the flowers in the stamp set – it’s Watermelon Wonder ink on Watermelon Wonder card stock.  Then add the piece of Designer series paper to the front.

I used the Crazy About You stamp set to stamp the Mother’s Day sentiment on a strips of Whisper White card stock.  Then added that along the front of the card.  Finish with a die cut of Copper Foil using the Hello You Thinlits.

Be sure to order these products before they all sell out:

  • Love & Affection stamp set pg. 45
  • Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper pg. 172 SOLD OUT
  • Crazy About You stamp set pg. 70
  • Hello You Thinlits pg. 192
  • Watermelon Wonder card stock & ink pg. 169

SHOP HEREshopping cart

Here is the full retired list – Retiring_List_US

Thanks for stopping by today!

monika-signature-018

 

Tasty Trucks Sale-A-Bration

Do you like the cute little Tasty Trucks stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration brochure?  It’s quite cute!  Here in the town I live in we have a place called Truck & Tap.  It’s in downtown Woodstock in one of the old buildings – well the tap part is – the bar and the tables.  In the back of the building is a parking spot for a food truck.  Every day a different food truck pulls in and serves the food for that day.  It has become quite popular.  Often on Saturdays they have lobster truck come in – that’s the one we like!  But this little stamp set doesn’t have any lobsters – I may need to get some from another set and make a lobster truck!

So on to my card today – my truck is a hotdog truck!

These are the parts that I started with –

parts-photo

  • Dapper Denim card stock base.
  • Dapper Denim embossed layer – I used the Sparkle embossing folder
  • Whisper White piece
  • Tangerine Tango piece

And I used the Tasty Trucks stamp set and created this

tasty-truck

Since you can only get the Tasty Trucks as a free item when you spend $50 here is your $50 shopping list of items for this project:

  • Banner Triple Punch #138292 $23
  • Sparkle Embossing Folder #141468 $7.50
  • InColor Markers 2016-2018 #141393 $15
  • Archival Black Stamp pad #140931 $7

I also used markers from the neutrals and brights.  Alternately you could use an Aqua-painter and your ink pads to color the truck.

The truck set comes with hot dogs, tacos, cup cakes, ice cream and pancakes.  It would be a fun element on a scrapbook page.  I wonder when we will start hearing the ice cream truck in our neighborhood.

Have a great day stamping!

Remember Sale-A-Bration lasts through March 31st.  Place your order here.

monika-signature-018

 

Birthday Stamp a Stack

Last weekend I held a Birthday Stamp a Stack class it was lots of fun and everyone left with a stack of birthday cards ready to mail out.

birthday-sas

There were three card designs using the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Paper Stack and the Balloon Adventures stamp set.  Everyone made 4 of each of the cards.  We embellished the cards with Bakers Twine, Linen Thread and Gold Glimmer paper.

I also showed everyone an idea for decorating the Gold Card Tin that you can get free during Sale-A-Bration.  I included the die cuts and paper for them to use on their own tins.

 

Here is a suggested list of items you could order to complete this project and get the Tin for free.

  • Balloon Adventures stamp set #142823 $26  (or get the bundle with the dies which is $53)
  • Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Paper Stack #142744 $10
  • Balloon Bouquet Punch #140609 $18
  • Card Tine #143833 FREE

Everyone at the class also received a little treat from me.  Here is the whole ensemble showing just one of each card.

birthday-sas-class

 

Thanks for visiting.  You can shop my store at HERE

monika-signature-018

 

 

Card Maker’s Class

Every month I have a Card Maker’s Class in my classroom.  It’s a flexible class for any level of stamper/card maker.  Bring a friend along and have some fun.

card-makers-class

Each class has a variety of card choices so you can make what you need – make yourself a list of upcoming birthdays, or celebrations and those that you need to send a thank you too.

You can RSVP through my website – www.monika.stampinup.net

or on my FB page – StampingatMonikas

For February I have had to move the Friday night class to Saturday morning.  Normally it’s offered Friday morning and Friday night.   I hope to see you there.

monika-signature-018

I adore you

A quick little note card made with the stamps from the January 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.

pp-adore-you

I added some supplies to create this little note card:

  • Whisper White Note cards & Envelopes
  • Whisper White card stock – a front layer and the heart
  • Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies – to cut the circle
  • Gold Thread – or use what is left from your kit
  • Metallic Enamel Shapes – for the little gold heart

Use the stamps and ink from your kit.  And you can also use dimensionals and glue dots from the kit – I had left overs.

I finished up my little treat boxes from the Paper Pumpkin kit and mailed them out to my boys today.

pp_main_jan2517

I did a tiny bit of altering – on the top flap of the box that gets folded over I trimmed away the back and sides so that it was just a top flap that folded over the arrow.  I also put a piece of Tear and Tape on that flap to secure it down and then put the little gold heart sticker on the back. On one box I moved the arrow to the front and put it under my heart – that was for mailing purposes – when i was trying to get it in the little padded envelope I was using the arrow came poking out of it on the side when it was placed under the flap.  It actually was cute under the heart going across the front too.

If you want the kit for February be sure to have an active account by tomorrow – Feb. 10th.  That is the cut off date.  And during Sale-A-Bration (now through March 31) you can purchase a 3-month prepaid subscription for $55 (+ tax) and get a free Sale-A-Bration item too.  The normal price is $59 – so you save a little bit.  And this deal works for both new and current subscribers. Order today on my website.

th_pp_sab_sharable_jan2017_us

Thanks for stopping by!

monika-signature-018