All About Everything…April Paper Pumpkin

It has been quite a while, but I am finally back.  Life has been really busy here.  Since returning from On Stage, we’ve had some work done on our home…a bathroom remodel actually.  The remodel took about a week and another week to get it painted and put back together.  Of course yesterday was Mother’s Day and my children, husband and I spent the day in Denver visiting with my daughter.  It was a really nice time.  Hubby and son returned to town yesterday evening, but I spent the night with her so we could have a little more mother/daughter time.

I’ve done some stamping in the last few weeks, but not as much as I would have liked.  I’ve needed a few birthday cards because I am participating in the challenge to bring birthdays back.  #imbringingbirthdaysback  This card is one I made to send to Stampin’ Up!’s Shannon West.  I liked it so much, I made a few more along with a video.  I’d originally planned another card set video with another box for this month, but life has been hectic.  So, this video is a quick one.  I used the bonus stamp set we got in April’s Paper Pumpkin, All About Everything and a stamp set that will be coming out in the new Annual Catalog that will be available on June 1.  It is called Love & Affection. I really like this set, and it is too bad that you can’t order it separately…the Paper Pumpkin bonus set that is.  But if enough people ask, maybe Stampin’ Up! will make it available.  Purely speculation here.   🙂  Here’s the card.  I hope you like it.

All About Everything April 2016 Paper Pumpkin Bonus

If you want to download the pdf tutorial for this project click here.

And the video tutorial is next.  I hope you enjoy it!

Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

Josie2

Recycled Paper Pumpkin Stamp Sets

You probably thought I dropped off the face of the Earth, but I didn’t.  I am still here.  Just been quite busy the last week or so.  I managed to sub four days last week.  I don’t know what possessed me!  By Friday I was thinking, “Working four days is too much for a retired person!”  So this week, I am only scheduled to work one day; tomorrow.  So far, I have one day scheduled for next week, but I am thinking I might schedule one or two more.

I have also been busy getting two bedrooms ready for painting this week.  Since we moved in here in 2001, I have been wanting to have the master bedroom painted, along with my son’s old room.  When we moved in, his room had air planes stenciled onto the walls because it was occupied by two little boys before him.  He was around 14 when we moved in, and I never repainted the room.  (Shame on me.)  Now that he is 28 and moved out, I have decided it is time!  My son came over on Sunday and helped clear out the rest of his stuff that he didn’t want.  All that is in there now are a few of his masculine decorations that he didn’t want to take, a bed, bookshelf and desk.  My husband has taken over the room with his computer, etc.  So I know he will appreciate not having stenciled air planes on the walls. LOL!

I have managed to do some stamping.  Two weeks ago I spent an entire day in my stamp room creating a gift set of note cards.  My daughter will be doing an expo in Denver in July.  She will be showcasing her line of clothing and jewelry. (Click the Freebird Philosophy  tab at the top of the page to go to her Etsy store.)  She asked me to share the booth with her and sell some of my creations.  So, you know how that goes.  Whatever we can do to help out our children, especially if we can do it…

I used a lot of old Paper Pumpkin stamp sets along with many current ones to create these cards.  Some of the cards are cased; some are my own creation.  I hope you enjoy looking at them, and if you have any questions about them, or would like to purchase a set or two, please let me know.

The first photo is of the chevron bag they will be wrapped in.  The decoration on the bag is my own original creation.

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The bag contains five note cards that look like this…

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This card is CASED from one I saw elsewhere.  The stamp sets are current photopolymer sets and Gorgeous Grunge.

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The birthday card is done using an old Paper Pumpkin set and Gorgeous Grunge.

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The thank you card is a combination of a current set (Gorgeous Grunge) and an old Paper Pumpkin Set. The ribbon I used was from Sale-a-bration and is no longer available.   The design is my own creation.

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This card was CASED from my friend and team mate, Dawn.  It uses the current Work of Art stamp set.

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Finally, the last card features Gorgeous Grunge, and the sentiment is from the first ever Paper Pumpkin kit.

Hope you enjoyed the cards as much as I enjoyed making them.  There is a list of all the Stampin’ Up! products I used to create these at the end of this post.

For more information on Paper Pumpkin,  click the tab at the top of this page.  When you are finished reading about it, click the Paper Pumpkin button on the right hand side of the page to enroll.

Until next time…(Hopefully it won’t be so long)

Happy Stamping!

Josie2

 

 

 

 

Be My Valentine

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, and I want to share with you two that I made; one for each of my children.  I used the stamp from January’s My Paper Pumpkin kit on each.  January’s kit was called Filled With Love.

Both cards were created using Stampin’ Up!’s  3-1/2″ x 5″ note cards which I think is the perfect size for a Valentine, especially if you are making a bunch for a classroom full of kids..

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For the first card, I cut a piece of designer series paper from the Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack.  It measures 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″.   Then I slid one end all the way into the Sweetheart punch and punch out a heart.  I flipped over the punched out heart and adhered it to the notecard.  Then, using dimensionals, I adhered the punched piece to the notecard over it. Sooooo easy!

January Paper Pumpkin Valentine-2

On the second card, I used a piece of the same designer series paper, but it’s just a little narrower.  The black, white and red banners on both cards are about 3/4″ wide.  The silver banner on the second card is approx. 1″ wide.  Again, I used the Sweetheart punch on the second card.  These are two simple cards that probably took less than 30 minutes to make both.

Hope you enjoyed your visit here today.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

Josie2

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Decorated Card Box Drawer with Cards Figure 23