Monday, January 22, 2018

Heatfelt Love Notes

#stampinup   #paperpumpkin   #faithfulinkspirations   Once a month, the mail carrier delivers a pretty, orange package to my mailbox.  It contains a delightful surprise--a paper-crafting project that's fun to make and fun to give. I subscribe to Paper Pumpkin because it's a self-contained, all-inclusive kit that I put together in about an hour.  If you're not yet a subscriber, or if your subscription has lapsed, let me give a few reasons why you should subscribe NOW!

First, it's Sale-a-Bration--the most wonderful time of the Stampin' Up year, because with each qualifying purchase you can earn FREE products! Your 3-month Paper Pumpkin subscription qualifies you for a FREE Sale-a-Bration product. Here’s what you can earn when you buy a prepaid subscription.

3-month subscription $60 earns 1 Level 1 SAB item

6-month subscription $114 earns 2 Level 1 or 1 Level 2 SAB items 
(plus saves $1 per month on cost of kit)

12-month subscription $215 earns 4 Level 1 or 2 Level 2 SAB items 
(plus saves $2 per month on cost of kit)


Second, March 2018 will mark Paper Pumpkin's third anniversary and Stampin' Up promises to mark that anniversary in style. You won't want to miss it!! You'll need to subscribe by February 10 to get that kit.


Third, the Paper Pumpkin kits are beautiful! Take a look at the January 2018 kit, "Heartfelt Love Notes."

I put these together in no time! I'm going to send them to my kiddos at college--they're perfect for holding gift cards to their favorite local establishments.

In case you think these kits are "too hard" (they're not!), you can watch the Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin video each month. I always do that because I like to see the kit being put together and sometimes I miss something on the printed instructions. Here's this month's video.


All you need to do to subscribe is click on the Paper Pumpkin button over there on the right--or contact me today!






Friday, January 19, 2018

Stars & Stripes Panda

#stampinup   #saleabration2018   #faithfulinkspirations   Today's card is the last of the cards we made with the "Party Pandas" stamp set at our Stampin' Up group's new catalog gathering--but it's probably not the last card I'll make with this set because it's adorable! Remember, you can earn this set for free during Sale-a-Bration with a qualifying order. Contact me today for all the details!
We stamped the panda in Basic Black Archival Ink onto a Whisper White oval that had been cut with one of the Layering Ovals Framelits. We stamped just the balloon from the same stamp onto a Whisper White scrap and colored it with a Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin'  Blend. I love how these alcohol markers give such a smooth, blended finish. Then, we fussy cut the balloon and adhered it to the oval with a Stampin' Dimensional.

Next, we inked the Diagonal Stripe Background stamp with Lemon Lime Twist Ink and stamped it onto the front of a Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock card base. We adhered a 4" by 2" strip of the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (also a FREE SAB item) and then a 4" 'by 2" strip of the same DSP--the stars and stripes!

We adhered the panda-oval to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. We stamped the "happy birthday" sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink onto a Whisper White scrap and punched it out with the Classic Label Punch. We punched another label in Bermuda Bay and adhered these to the card with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. For a finishing touch, we tied a bow in a length of Whisper White Baker's Twine and adhered it to the base of the balloon with a Glue Dot.

These panda cards are super, super cute! I hope you'll peruse the Occasions catalog and put together a $50 (or $100) order so that you can earn either the "Party Pandas" set or the Bubbles & Fizz DSP--or both. You know you've gotta have 'em!












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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Party Hat Panda

#stampinup   #saleabration2018   #faithfulinkspirations   I'm not sure if this panda is ready to party or if he is, as my husband would say, already into his cups. But he's sure a cute little guy, isn't he? The best thing about the "Party Panda" set (other than it being super cute) is that you can earn it for FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-a-Bration. Can you spot the other Sale-a-Bration product on this card? If you said, Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper, you'd be correct!
This card is so easy to create. First, stamp the panda image in Basic Black Archival Ink onto a piece of Whisper White Card Stock. Color his party hat with Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Markers. Then cut him out with one of the Layering Circles Framelits and adhere it to a scalloped Calypso Coral circle, also cut with a Layering Circle Framelit.

Next, emboss the front half of a Calypso Coral Card Stock card base with the Sparkle Embossing Folder. Adhere a 4" by 2" strip of Bubbles & Fizz DSP directly to the card front. Wrap a length of Whisper White Baker's Twine twice around the card and tie it into a cute bow. 

Adhere the panda piece to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. Stamp the "happy birthday" sentiment from this set in Basic Black Archival Ink onto a Whisper White scrap and punch it out with the Classic Label Punch. Punch another label from Calypso Coral Card Stock. Adhere the sentiment to the Calypso Coral piece, just off-set, and snip the ends at a jaunty angle. Use a few Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment piece to the card, tucking one end under the panda piece. Et voila! So stinkin' cute!











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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Love You Panda

#stampinup   #saleabration2018   #faithfulinkspirations   Today's card is another adorable card made with the "Party Pandas" stamp set. I love the bright and cheery colors on this card! The card base is Daffodil Delight onto which we stamped the Burlap Background Stamp in Daffodil Delight Ink. That tone-on-tone technique gives subtle dimension to an otherwise plain card.

Next we stamped one of the pandas from the "Party Panda" set in Basic Black Archival Ink onto a 2" Whisper White Circle that had been cut with one of the Layering Circles Framelits. We adhered that to a slightly larger Calypso Coral scalloped circle that had also been cut with one of the Layering Circles Framelits. We colored in the heart on the panda's letter with a Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Marker.

We tied a length of Whisper White Baker's Twine around a 4" by 2" strip of Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper that you can earn FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-a-Bration. Oh! You can earn the "Panda Party" stamp set for FREE, too! Contact me for details! And then we adhered the DSP directly to the card.

We used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the panda piece to the card. We stamped "love you" in Basic Black Archival Ink onto a Calypso Coral heart cut with the heart from the Wood Crate Framelits and added it to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. We added two White Perfect Accents to the card for a cute finishing touch!

I hope you're enjoying the "Party Panda" parade. Come back tomorrow for another card made with this fun set!








 

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