Paper Pumpkin – Broadway Star Special Event

Be sure to mark your calendars for a very special Paper Pumpkin LIVE Facebook event that will feature the Broadway Star Kit.  The event will be held next Tuesday, June 26, beginning at 5:30 (US Mountain Time).  I will definitely be attending to get some great tips and tricks for this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit.  Click here to get more information.

To entice you a little more to make sure you plan to attend the event, below are pictures of the cards that I have made so far using the kit.  You’ll notice that I followed the directions for my cards.  My next cards from the kit will be alternate ideas.  I am willing to bet that some of those ideas will come from next Tuesday’s live Facebook event!!

Yep – to entice you even further, here is a video that shows the kit and how to pair it with the amazing Broadway Bound product suite in the new Annual Catalog.

If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, what is stopping you from giving it a try?  You can sign-up by clicking the Paper Pumpkin logo below.  If you decide that you don’t want to continue your subscription, you can cancel at any time.  You can also skip a month anytime you would like.  Just remember – You need to cancel or skip by the 10th of the month to change that month’s subscription.  As a subscriber, you’ll get a great set of unique photopolymer stamp sets and ink spots.  Give it a try!

Happy stamping!


Big Shot Embossing Mats – OH MY!!

I love thinlits, framelits, and edgelits, and really anything that cuts or embosses paper to give a wonderful cut and impression.  Now, I’m ready to step-up my cards with the new Big Shot Embossing Mats from Stampin’ Up!

Ever since I saw the video below, I have been looking through my stash of thinlits, framelits, and edgelits to see which ones I want to use with the Embossing Mats.  Believe me –  You’re going to do the same thing!

I’m going to practice using the new mats and then will show you some projects that I’ve made.  In the meantime, enjoy the video.  You can also order the mats by going to the product picture below.  Click on the picture and you’ll go to my on-line store.

Happy stamping!


Layering Alphabet Edgelits Dies – AMAZING New Product!

If you’re like me, and you’re always looking for a new and fresh crafting product, you don’t need to look any further than the new Layering Alphabet Edgelits Dies.  They are truly unique, amazing, and fun.  Imagine the cards and other projects that  you can make for your family and friends.  Wouldn’t it be fun to personalize birthday cards with this set?

Check out the video below.  Then, click on the product picture at the bottom of this post to go to my on-line store to get your set!

Happy Creating!


Impossible Father’s Day Card – Rooted in Nature

You have likely seen many examples of the Impossible Card on various social media platforms.  It is a fun, quick, mind-bending card that can be altered for any occasion.  This past Sunday afternoon, our card club had a great time making the Father’s Day card pictured below.  In my next post, I will give step-by-step instructions and measurements for this card.  It is much easier than it may look.

One of the bundles that really caught my eye in the new catalog is called Rooted in Nature.  It is a collection of gorgeous, nature focused stamps and corresponding dies that help you create year-round cards for all occasions and anyone on your card giving list.

Some of the stamps were inspired by an incredibly popular Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Lovely as a Tree.  Did you know that Lovely as a Tree is the longest running, currently available stamp set?  We used the large tree as a focal point for our Impossible Card.  In the picture below, you’ll see that two colors have been added and include highlights of branches among the leaves.  I’ll give you tips on how I created that look in my next post.

Some of the dies in the bundle are embossing dies.  They don’t cut through your cardstock.  Rather, they emboss pretty leaves onto your cardstock.  Additional cutting dies allow you to cut the leaves and add them to your projects.  We finished the leaves shown below by sponging on Old Olive ink.

The overall impact of this card is just plain fun.  Check back to get the details on how to make this card and how to customize it for your needs.

In the meantime, check out the main products that I used to make this card.  Click on any product pictured below, and you’ll go to my on-line store.

Happy stamping!


Lovely Floral Dynamic EF – More Amazing Cards!

As I mentioned in my last post, I am truly addicted to the beautiful, new Lovely Floral Dynamic EF from the brand new Stampin’ Up! annual catalog.  In this post, I would like to share a few additional cards that I have made using this embossing folder.

For details on the steps to make these cards, please reference my last post.  Change the colors of the card stock and stamped image focal point to make your own designs.  In the cards pictured below, you’ll notice that I used a retired stamp set called Garden Collage for the images.  The coloring of the stamped images was done with the gorgeous Watercolor Pencils.

Layering colors is the best way to achieve a multi-dimensional feel from the Watercolor Pencils.  Put a layer of the lightest color on the entire image first.  For example, I started with a layer of yellow on the entire butterfly.  Then add more color with a very light hand.  Be sure to blend the colors as you go along.  You’ll be amazed at the results!

You’ll find an endless combination of colors.  Just take some time to experiment!

Use different colors of card stock, various sentiments, and orientations of your card layout (portrait and landscape) to complete your collection.

Please don’t blame me when you become as obsessed with the Lovely Floral Dynamic EF as I am 🙂 !!

Shown below are the main products that I used to make the cards above.  If you click on any picture, you’ll go my on-line store.

If you don’t have a demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator.  I’ll also make sure you have a new annual catalog.  Just leave me a comment!

Happy stamping!