Saturday, August 16, 2014

My August 2014 Paper Pumpkin is here! Is yours?

 

Yesterday I was so excited to come home after a long sweaty day of errands to find my August 2014 Paper Pumpkin waiting for me in my mailbox!

I'd planned on passing out on my bed in my air conditioned house to take a nap, but instead, I grabbed a cool drink and sat down with my kit to play!

One of the best things about a Paper Pumpkin kit is that it's ready to go when you are.  No planning, no measuring, no need to pull out a bunch of supplies or search for ideas.  It's all planned for you.


 This month's kit includes:
  • Seriously Amazing Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • A Hello Honey Classic Ink Spot
  • 4 large striped card bases
  • 4 large envelopes (2 yellow, 2 pink)
  • 8 large white card fronts with greeting cutout
  • 4 small striped card bases (my favorite!)
  • 4 small envelopes (2 yellow stars and 2 pink dots)
  • 8 small white card fronts with shape cutouts
  • 1 sheet of punch out banners
  • 1 sheet of large die-cut circles
  • 1 sheet of small die-cut circles
  • Small bag of pink sequins
  • Small bag of silver mini brads
  • 3 yards of linen thread
  • 1 sheet of Stampin' Dimensionals
  • 1 sheet of Glue Dots
And of course, there's an instruction booklet that shows how to put the cards and envelopes together.

You can also watch the YouTube video below to see a quick overview of this month's kit:



Doesn't it look fun?

I was able to make a few of the cards in just a matter of minutes.

 

Wanting to see what else I could do with this kit, I made one of my small cards a little differently than the examples shown.


The smaller cards are the perfect size to tuck in a lunchbox or pocket.  I already wrote on my cards and put them in my sons' backpacks for them to find at school Monday morning, because who couldn't use a little pick up then?  (Am I right?)

When I was finished playing, I was able to easily tuck the extra pieces back in the box and put it away so I could set the table for dinner.  Easy peasy.

If you still haven't signed up to receive My Paper Pumpkin kits of your own, don't keep putting it off or you'll miss the current special!

When you subscribe by September 10th, you'll receive 50% off your first two months!

www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/natalieckennedy/promotions?dbwsdemoid=2102269

How do you sign up?

It's easy!

Sign up here.

Enter the promotion code HALFOFF2, and don't forget to choose me, Natalie Kennedy, as your demonstrator.

That's it!

When you sign up, you'll receive half off your first two Paper Pumpkin kits.  You can skip a month, or cancel any time.  After the first two months, you can keep the fun coming for $19.95 plus tax each month, and the shipping is included.

Your credit card will be charged as soon as your Paper Pumpkin kits ships each month, so you'll know when to expect the fun to arrive.

Still have questions?  Let me know!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Big Shot - What it is, and why you need it!

I've mentioned the Big Shot Bundle promotion going on right now, but maybe you're asking,

"What IS a Big Shot?  And why would I need one?"

Boy, you have some great questions!

Here's a video from Stampin' Up! explaining more about the Big Shot and what it can do.  Check it out!



Very cool, right?

And with the Big Shot Bundle special right now, when you buy your own Big Shot, you'll receive your choice of one of five FREE stamp and framelit bundles to go along with it!

www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=2001&dbwsdemoid=2102269 

Still have questions?  Contact me today!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Another card from my July 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit


This card began out of an inky mishap.  I made a little ink smudge on one of my notecards, and as any good crafter knows:


Friday, August 1, 2014

Buy a Big Shot, get a FREE Bundle!

www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=2001&dbwsdemoid=2102269

Hey, it's August!

(Yes, I'm as shocked as you are!)

Now through August 31st, when you buy a Big Shot, you'll get to choose one of FIVE exclusive stamp sets and coordinating framelit die bundles FOR FREE!

And, if you already own a Big Shot, you can buy each bundle at a 15% discount

And here are the exclusive stamp sets (in your choice of wood or clear mount) and coordinating framelits you can choose from:



  • Bright & Beautiful Stars (includes Bright & Beautiful, a gorgeous new stamp set that will be available in the upcoming Holiday catalog, and Stars Framelit dies)

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  I'd be glad to help!

Looking for more Stampin' Up! ideas and updates?  Then head on over to Facebook and 'like' my Stampin' Up! Facebook page!
 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

All good things must come to an end...


And that means today is your last chance to take advantage of the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE promotion on any of the included packages of Designer Series Paper.

These papers are valued at $10.95 and located on pages 186-187 of the Stampin' Up! 2014-2015 Annual Catalog.

Have a question or need help placing an order?  Contact me today!

Monday, July 28, 2014

A simple trick for straight sticker placement

Last week during the Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City I learned a fantastic trick for lining up and placing stickers on projects.

Use window sheets!

Here I borrowed the top sheet from the stamp set that came in my July 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I laid the window sheet down on my grid paper and used the lines to space my stickers and make sure they were straight.  When I placed the stickers on the window sheet, I made sure that the top halves of the stickers were hanging off the edge of my window sheet, but not sticking to the grid paper below.

How to get stickers straight on your projects - sitstaystamp.com

Then, I picked up my window sheet and held it over my card to decide where to place the stickers. 

Using window sheets for straight sticker placement - sitstaystamp.com

Once I figured out where I wanted them, I pressed down on the top half of the stickers, transferring them from the window sheet to my card,  carefully removing the bottom half of the stickers from the window sheet before moving it away, then pressed the bottom half of the stickers down onto my card.

Using window sheets for straight sticker placement - sitstaystamp.com

Look at that!  Perfectly lined up, straight stickers!

So simple and clever, right?  How have I never heard of this before?

Did you already know about this trick?