October is here and there are so many projects I want to get done before the end of the year! Check out the latest sales and offers from Stampin’ Up!
Let’s face it – Who doesn’t love Designer Series Paper and who doesn’t love an incredible Sale. Back by popular demand is Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper Sale. Buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during the month of October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs, including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks!
Who isn’t inspired to create when they have new stamps to play with. Now is the time to get those new stamps you’ve been waiting for.
Here are the product numbers, in list form:
Hey, Paper Pumpkin Fans – to give you more of what you love, during October and November Stampin’ Up! is offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects. Two coordinating kits means you will have everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts, getting that handmade holiday touch without the fuss.
Remember, the October and November kits coordinate but they also stand alone. You DO NOT need both kits to create a complete project.
To receive October’s kit, you must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10.
To receive November’s kit, you must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on November 10.
I have lots of classes coming up! Click on CLASSES & EVENTS at the top of this page to see all!
I have CLUB on Sunday, Oct. 8 and again on Saturday, Oct. 14. Here’s one of the projects we’ll be making:
It’s called a Recessed Panel Card. A great use of your Designer Series Paper!! Be a guest at club for just $10 or FREE with a $25 order!
Today the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team will be showcasing favorite Stamp Sets from the Holiday Catalog! My favorite, hands down, is Count My Blessings! This set has beautiful artwork and can be used any time of year!
My team, the Maui Big Shots!, had a stampin’ retreat over Labor Day and this is one of the projects we made:
This is called a Vellum Luminary Card, and it’s very simple to make! You put a battery- candle in the middle & it lights up. So pretty!! The sentiment and leaves are from Count My Blessings and the Designer Series Paper on the left side is Painted Autumn DSP.
I used a technique called “Stained Glass” on the vellum. CLICK HERE to see directions from a previous card.
A Vellum Luminary would be really nice for Christmas! Maybe you’ll see another one here in a month or two.
Don’t you just love the Holiday Catalog?!! Be sure & go to the SSINK PAGE for more Holiday Favorites!
I really love my punches! And this card features 2 of my favorites: Pansy Punch & the new Decorative Label Punch! Actually, 3 PUNCHES! There’s also the Classic Label Punch!
I just love the way it turned out!! It started with the technique I showed you a few days ago called Ink, Spray, & Smash. That’s how I made that pretty background using ink drops on Glossy paper.
Sometimes when you make a mistake, or, in my case, can’t find something in this mess of a stamp room, you’re forced to be creative & the project turns out even better! I wanted to use the Pansy Punch because all I’ve been seeing is daisies! But my set, Flower Shop, is no where to be found! So I used the bunch of flowers from Window Box & punched it out with my Pansy Punch.
Today we have a fun Technique Challenge for you!! Stampin’ Up! recently added Glossy Cardstock to the catalog, so we decided on a challenge that uses it. It was easy & fun & the results are so pretty!! I think you’re okay without the gloves.
Here’s what I made…another Mermaid Card!!
Isn’t it gorgeous?!! And every card is unique!
I had to fussy cut the mermaid, which wasn’t too bad. But here’s another card where I avoided the cutting!
I still really like it. What do you think? Fussy cut or no?? For my club members… let me know which one you’d like to make! We just might have to try out this technique!
That glittery star is a new accessory: 2016-2018 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes. There are little stars, flowers, hearts, & arrows. Really fun!
Can’t wait to see what the rest of the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Design Team has done for this challenge! CLICK HERE to check out their creations!
The Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team has a Technique Challenge that we hope you’ll try out: Bokeh!
Here’s what I came up with:
For this card, I just masked the outer edges of the Whisper White to concentrate the color on the middle strip. Then I just sponged it with Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, & Pear Pizzazz, and then finally sponged little dots with Craft White. Such a cool effect!!
Here’s a picture of a card & did a while back:
Give it a try and enter our challenge! And be sure & check out the other beautiful ideas from the SSINK Team.
Don’t you just love him?!! He looks just like my puppy, Swiffer! I colored him using the new Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils. So fun & simple to use! You can use Blender Pens or Aquapainters to blend the colors. There’s really not a wrong way to use them so it’s fun to play around with them to see the different results.
Stamps: Bella & Friends, Designer Tin of Cards
Ink: Stazon Black Ink
Paper: Smokey Slate (5 1/2 X 11), Sweet Sugarplum (3 X 5 1/4), Soft Sky (1 X 5 1/4), Whisper White
Today we have a fun challenge for you to try… Masking or Stenciling!
I made a stencil by cutting out a tree using Perfect Pines Framelits Dies. Using sponge daubers, I sponged the tree with Old Olive & Pear Pizzazz. Decided it needed more color, so I reached for Rose Red. That’s one of those colors I forget about…but I just love it!
Isn’t that fun?!! I sponged the tree on This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper.
The star is punched from Blossom Punch. I thought it would be cute with a bird, because of the music notes!
The bird was part of the Tree Builder Punch.
Which one do you like best? The star or the bird?
I’m soooooo behind! Ha! I’m afraid my friends are getting New Year’s Cards this year. But it’s all good. I’m just stretching out the fun.
It was fun to take a break this morning & make this card. I can’t wait to see what the other Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Team has made for this challenge! CLICK HERE to see more ideas!