Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Happy Birthday Card

This is a card that came together with a variety of scraps and Whisper White cardstock.  Pulling some colors from the paper in the February 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit, I used Night of Navy for the base.  I also pulled in some Flirty Flamingo ribbon to top off the front.

Using the stamps provided in the kit, I stamped Happy Birthday and popped it up on dimensionals..  For the inside, I stamped in Night of Navy onto whisper white cardstock.  

Happy Crafting,


Monday, March 19, 2018

Thank You for Caring

Today's share is another card I made with the February 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I didn't want them all to be birthday, so chose a "Thank You" phrase from a retired stamp set.  

I had a piece of scrap card from another card, but there was this hole in the center!  I decided to cover it with another piece of scrap from this kit.  I used Island Indigo to the window framing the phrase.  I also added a cute little butterfly so the card wasn't too plain.  

Let me know what you think of this card!

Happy Crafting,


Saturday, March 17, 2018

It's A Party!

Today's share is a card I CASEd (Copy and share everything) from Pinterest.  Kris S. made this look so easy!  I used Pool Party for the base and added a layer of Night of Navy.  I then cut down the piece that was in the February 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit to fit the blue.  I used my balloon punch to punch out the balloons from the glimmer paper and scraps of DSP that were in the kit.  

I wasn't fond of the tall, skinny cards so I decided I would pull this kit out and start making alternatives.  This WAS a fun card to do.

Here's the inside, using the stamp set that was included in the kit.  I used Night of Navy ink.  The kit came with Flirty Flamingo and Island Indigo ink spots.

Happy Crafting,


Friday, March 16, 2018

Sympathy Card

Sympathy cards are never "fun" to make, but we know we will always use them.  This card is a kit that was left over from one of my classes.  I used a retired stamp set, Field Flowers, and the retired stamp set, Brighter Tomorrow.  

I used the outgoing In-Color, Sweet Sugarplum, as a layer on this card as well as for the flowers and words.  I used Garden Green for the stem.  I used Wink of Stella on the flowers.  Here's a close-up.

Simple, but elegant.  The inside I left blank so I can stamp words appropriate for the person who receives this.

Happy Crafting,


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Any Occasion Celebrate!

I was trying for a more masculine card; not sure I quite pulled it off.  I know some guys like flowers, but not all of them.  This card is for any occasion, like a job promotion!

I used the card base and top layer that was provided in the Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I wrapped the supplied twine around the top layer before tying the bow.  I used one of the patterned pieces of DSP provided in the kit to cut my solid Early Expresso panel.  I then layered the Crumb Cake letters from the kit on the Expresso panel.  I popped this up on dimensionals and put flowers on the top panel.

Happy Crafting,


Wednesday, March 14, 2018


We all love getting hand made cards in the mail.  I have a friend that is going through a difficult time here in Branson and wanted to let her know I was thinking of her.  Kathy, you and Glen are both in my prayers as you go through this difficult time.

For this card, I used a Crumb Cake base and the retiring In-Color, Sweet Sugarplum which is embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  I used the negative of the word "Friend" and put a piece of scrap cardstock behind it.  I believe this is the retired In-Color Blackberry Bliss.  

I used one of the flowers in the stamp set that is included in this Paper Pumpkin kit and Sweet Sugarplum ink to stamp the flowers.  I then popped this up on dimensionals.

I hope you're enjoying these cards as much as I did making them.  I still have about 16 boxes of Paper Pumpkin kits to make, so if you want to come play with me, stop in and see me!

Happy Crafting,


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Another Generic Celebrate Card

If these pieces are starting to look familiar, good!  I thought this card needed a little punch, so I pulled Garden Green to go over my letters not only because it was the ink spot included in the Paper Pumpkin Kit, but also because of all the green in the papers.  I love that Stampin' Up! has the best color coordinated papers, card stock, and ink!  

I used the retired Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder for this project.  I popped the floral paper,  which came in the kit,  up on dimensionals.  To give the card a little more color, I added a couple of the flower stickers to pop out of the Celebrate box.  

Again, this card can be used for any occasion.  What occasion would you send this card?

Happy Crafting,


Monday, March 12, 2018

Celebrate on Pink Pirouette

Today's share is another card I made with the February 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit.  Since I'm away, I'm posting these cards so you can see the many different ways to change up your kit.

For this card, I used Pink Pirouette cardstock for the base.  I then added another layer of Pink Pirouette and embossed it with the Falling Petals embossing folder.  I popped the floral piece from the kit up on dimensionals.  I then added the letters and added a piece of the retired Tip Top Taupe lace trim.  

This card is great for a wedding, birthday, etc.  What other occasions would you send this card?

Happy Crafting,


Saturday, March 10, 2018

Prayers For You

This card is another very special card I made for a special person that helps me out just about every day.  Jerry's daughter and son-in-law are both in the hospital in Amarillo, TX, so we wanted a special card that we could all sign and give to him.  

I used Thoughts and Prayers for this card and my masculine "go-to" colors are Early Expresso and Crumb Cake.  This card is also a larger card because we needed space for lots of signatures.  

Reminder, crafters, today is the last day to sign up for Paper Pumpkin if you want that extra surprise in your kit!

Happy Crafting!


Friday, March 9, 2018

Beautiful Peacock Explosion Card

Today's share is a card I made after receiving a card swap from my upline, Susie Wood.  First picture is Susie's design.  

This is a much larger card than our typical 5-1/2 X 4-1/4. For my card, I used Dapper Denim for the card base. I added a layer of Soft Sky and added Lemon Lime Twist DSP to the top and bottom.  This stamp can be earned by spending $50 and get this set FREE.  It's really beautiful and easy to stamp.  

Here is the explosion portion of the card.  I wanted a lot of space for people to sign this card.  I tested a scrap piece to make sure you would be able to read the signatures and that's how I determined which paper to use.  

And lastly, here is a close up of the sentiment!

Happy Crafting,