Friday, March 5, 2021

Here's To You March Paper Pumpkin kit

 

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin - Kits in the Mail

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Three cheers for mountain air, a sky filled with sunshine, and finding joy in life’s journey! Adventure awaits inside this month’s majestic, mountain-themed kit. With enough elements and embellishments to create eight cards and coordinating envelopes, the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is the perfect pick for celebrating life’s little moments and mountain-high milestones!

What makes March’s kit one-of-a-kind? The spectacular set of four free stencils—and a stamping sponge—that you’ll find inside. Stampin' Up! celebrates Paper Pumpkin's birthday by giving you a gift, that's my kind of celebration!

Pair this pack of stunning stencils with the kit’s contents to stamp a springtime scene, then store the set to stamp for any season in the future.

Clean up your binoculars and dust off your hiking boots—the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is ready to lead you on an excursion to explore your creativity!

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Card size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 in (10.8 x 14 cm)

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Kit contains enough supplies to create 8 cards—4 each of 2 designs—and coordinating envelopes. The kit’s contents include printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!

Coordinating Colors
Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Butterfly Brilliance Collection from Stampin' Up!

 


Take a look at this pretty new collection of products from Stampin' Up!  The Butterfly Bouquet suite 

is so pretty.  The Stamps and dies will be part of the next Annual Catalog that comes out in May, but the papers are a special just for now.   While I really do love the stamps and dies, that paper is amazing!! 

I made several projects with the collection and the paper was the star of the show on all of them. Check them out and then watch the how to video. 





Check out this flyer for the whole collection: https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/Promotions/2021/Q1-OOP-Butterfly-Bouquet/flyer/02.02.21_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA.pdf

You can purchase part of the collection, or the whole suite and get a discounted price. The Stamp is one large stamp for $17. The die set is amazing with one large die that cuts all 6 butterflies at once, as well as 6 large detailed butterflies and some accent dies.  


There are also two difference papers with this set, one is 6x6 and full of lovely patterns. The other set is a 12 x 12 2 sheets of wood looking papers with a wood grain texture embossed into the paper. 


The large die also cuts some of the butterflies in the paper, which I show in my video.
Such a great collection of products that easily makes beautiful cards and scrapbook pages. 
You can also get the whole collection with one style number. 


 


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Friday, February 26, 2021

Mystery Card Kits

 

Hi everyone.  Today in my Facebook group we are doing a monthly Mystery Card Kit.  I Thought I would blog about it in case some of my blog viewers are not part of the Facebook Group.  You can join the group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bethspapercuts

Towards the beginning of the pandemic, I have been sending out card kits to people in the group.  The kits have supplies to make a card, but no instructions.  Then at the end of the week I show the intended version of the card. It is fun to see how different people use the pieces of the kit.  

This month the kits are sort of easy to figure out, because they pieces really only fit one way.  I wanted to make this months cards fun folds, so not so much of a 'Mystery' this go around :)


Here are the pieces from the first kit. If you want to follow along, the pieces measure like so:

Card Base 8 1/2 by 5 1/2, scored at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4. (Rococo Rose used here)

cardstock pieces:

8 1/2 by 3, scored at 2 1/8 and 4 1/4 (Rococo Rose used here)

4 by 2 3/4 (Night of Navy)

3 3/4 by 2 1/2 (Basic White)

2 pieces at 2 3/4 by 1 3/4 (Night of Navy)

2 pieces at 2 1/2 by 1 1/8 (basic white)

 

Designer Series Paper:  Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper used here.

4 by 5 1/4

2 pieces at 5 1/4 by 1 7/8  

Here is the finished project.   All the Mystery Kits use the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper and the In Blooms dies I also use stamps from the Happy Thoughts stamp set. 


Open card.  You could add more flowers to the center panel, or use the spaces to write your greeting and sign your name.



This photo just shows how it opens. 








The second kit was a Twist and fold card.  The dementions for the pieces are as follows.  

Cardstock: 4 1/4 by 11, scored at a diagonal from one corner to the opposite corner.  (Seaside Spray cardstock used here)

Designer Series Paper: 10 by 3 3/4 cut at a diagonal from one corner to the opposite corner. (Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper used here)

Also included was an assortment of flowers cut from the Pierced Blooms dies in Night of Navy, Petal Pink, Rococo Rose, and Seaside Spray. I also included a die cut label from the Pierced Blooms dies, and a strip of Seaside Spray Scalloped Linen Ribbon. 




Here is what the folded card looks like.  

The folded cards ends up with two pockets, one on front, one inside.  I closed up the outside pocket with the ribbon.

Here is the inside of the card.

You can use the left side to write your greeting.

 




The inside pocket is great to add a gift card, check or cash.  You could also just add an additional piece of cardstock and add a message, or even a photograph.






This is the third kit.  This kit made a swing card, which is a card where the center panel swings as you open it, to reveal the greeting on the back. 

This one has some tricky scoring and folding.  

The Cardstock pieces are as follows: 6 3/4 by 5 1/2 (Seaside Spray used here)

2 pieces at 4 by 2 1/2 (Rococo Rose used here)

2 pieces at 3 3/4 by 2 1/4 (basic white)

Designer Series Paper: Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper used here.  2 pieces 5 1/2 by 21/2

Also included are a variety of flowers cut from Night of Navy, Rococo Rose, Petal Pink and Seaside Spray, and some Old Olive Leaves.


 This is how it's scored.  You can download the scoring template here: https://issinternet-my.sharepoint.com/:i:/p/bethrush/EVYb4RaLCrZPiGEc_urovTIBrqVJSdcTtlr0q35r2mktPg?e=NwcWCl












Here is what the swing card looks like closed.


Then when you open it, the center panel swings around to show you the back and it looks like this. 







I posted the Facebook Live on my YouTube channel is you would like to see how to put the cards together and how they work.  It's a Facebook live so there is a lot of chatting, but luckily you can fast forward.   :) 


Shop with me! I would love to be your demonstrator.  I always send a hand stamped thank you card and sometimes more with a larger order, and I share my Stampin' Rewards with you through my Frequent Buyer Rewards! Earn FREE STAMPS! Click on the Frequent buyer tab to download the tracking sheet.

Is your wish list large?  Join my team! You don't have to 'Demonstrate' to be a 'Demonstrator'.  Join Stampin' Up! and get a nice discount on the products you love, and you can quit at any time.  Joining for the discount and social aspects of Stampin' Up! is a great reason.  Contact me with any questions. 



Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Faux Layering Technique with sponges and masks

 Hi everyone.  Today I am playing with sponges for an upcoming team card swap.  The theme of our swap is sponging techniques.  I wanted to use the Soar Confidently stamp set to make a card for a recent grad and thought instantly of clouds.  












I made a mask frame out of a post it note by cutting a square from the center using the largest square from the Layering Squares framelit dies. 






Next I cut some masks for the clouds.  You could just use scissors and cut some scallops into the tops of a post-it, but I used a die from the 'Happy Dies' collection.  This die set is fun with some balloons, so it would be a good one to use with the clouds as well.    I cut two masks, one biased to the right and one to the left, just that I could have some variation in my clouds.




add the square mask on top of a piece of 4 by 5 1/4 basic white cardstock.  Then add a cloud mask and sponge your color.   I used my new Blending Brushes, but sponges work great too and I show both ways in my video.






work your way down the square alternating your cloud masks a bit for variety.







When finished with the clouds, I added a thin line with my Light Gray Granite Stampin' Blend Marker. I added the line to the left side and bottom only, for a shadow effect. I did this a few other ways too, with a blender pen and gray ink, or with a water color pencil, all worked well. I show both ways in my video.  It's hard to see on the photo but it really looks as though the cloud layer is a separate piece of paper layered on top of the Basic White layer. 



I did a version in Calypso Coral.  I thought this sky looked like very early morning.













This version uses Seaside Spray. 













Watch the video for some tips and to see the whole project step by step, using both Blending Brushes and Sponges. 



Shop with me! I would love to be your demonstrator.  I always send a hand stamped thank you card and sometimes more with a larger order, and I share my Stampin' Rewards with you through my Frequent Buyer Rewards! Earn FREE STAMPS! Click on the Frequent buyer tab to download the tracking sheet.

Is your wish list large?  Join my team! You don't have to 'Demonstrate' to be a 'Demonstrator'.  Join Stampin' Up! and get a nice discount on the products you love, and you can quit at any time.  Joining for the discount and social aspects of Stampin' Up! is a great reason.  Contact me with any questions. 

 

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