Seeing Stars (and Stripes!)

Here are two more cards using the supplies in this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit!

celebrate

banner flags

And of course, a pic of all three cards, including the one from yesterday’s tutorial! If you are one of my¬†current Paper Pumpkin subscribers, you’ll receive one of these cards in your mailbox this week ūüôā

BONUS: You too can make one of these cards at tonight’s Card Class @ McAlister’s! ¬†Click here to RSVP.

set of three

Are you ready to start receiving your very own Paper Pumpkin Kit each month??? Remember, you can save up to $2 per month when you purchase the 6 or 12 month pre-paid subscriptions! Let me know if you have questions, or click HERE to get started with your own kit!

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a Fabulous Day and Happy Stamping!

~Lauren

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Playing with Paper Pumpkin-June 2014

I am LOVING this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit! If you aren’t familiar with our Paper Pumpkin kits, click here for details ūüôā

Here’s a look at everything that was included in the kit for June. Plenty of supplies to create 24 pinwheels, sticks, and treat bags too!

full kit june

My kiddos helped assemble some of the pinwheels, but I wanted to come up with a coordinating card as well. Here’s my final product:

card and pinwheelIn case you are wondering, YES, I am going to walk you through the steps ūüôā

1) I started with a card sketch I found on Pinterest. I find it helpful to have a guide when I’m creating a card from scratch…kinda like having a map when you set out on a road trip!

sketch 2-22

2)The square pieces of designer series paper were already pre-cut to create the pinwheels, so I just followed the cut lines to create 4 triangles

step 1

3) Take the triangles and line up the long side with the 1″ mark on your paper trimmer to cut them into 1″ strips

step 2 full

4) Once you have these strips, use your Hexagon Punch to quickly punch your pennant flags

punch

pennants

5) The last step is to trim off the top to make it a flat edge. So here’s a quick look at the 1″ strip we started with, and how the finished pennant looks.

final cut

¬†Then I just flipped the card sketch on it’s side and started to assemble. The stars and “celebrate” stamped images were part of the kit (woohoo!!!) and since all of the stamp sets are exclusive to the Paper Pumpkin Kits, you cannot purchase them anywhere else. I also used my white chalk marker to add a white center to each of the stamped stars. I tried rhinestone jewels, but felt they were a little big for the image.

card full

Stampin’ Supplies:

Here are a few more ideas of what you can create using your Paper Pumpkin Kit (courtesy of pinterest and google images)

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Did you know you can receive your own Paper Pumpkin Kit delivered to your door each month??? (P.s…There’s a different kit sent each month so you won’t get any repeats on stamps, inks, or supplies!)

You can even select our one, three, six, and 12 month pre-paid subscriptions! Talk about an AWESOME gift idea!!! Let me know if you have questions, or click HERE to get started with your own kit!

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a Fabulous Day and Happy Stamping!

~Lauren

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Sunday Sketches – Moonlight DSP

Here’s my scenario: I have fabulous NEW Stampin’ Up! products to play with, but I have no idea where to start!!! This ever happen to you?!?!?! LOL

I started with a search on Pinterest, but really wanted to come up with something new–not just case another crafter.

So here’s my Sunday Sketch:

ss sketch

And here’s my finished card:

ss front

 

Stampin’ Supplies:

 

The larges pennant (purple hexagong) is 1-3/8¬†” wide, and the other pennants are 1″ wide. The solid card stock mats for the pennants are 1-1/8 wide and then trimmed to match.

ss side

Have a Fabulous Day and Happy Stamping!!!

~Lauren

 

Retro Fresh Treat Box

I’m all about the Retro Fresh designer series paper, can you tell ūüôā Check out these super cute and super quick treats we made at this month’s Stamp Club!

treat box full

All you need is a half-sheet (5-1/2 x 8-1/2) of cardstock and 2 mini glue dots! Here’s the template I made, or you can watch the video tutorial from SU Demo Dawn Olchefske.

template

Wrap the washi tape around toothpicks to make the little flags! Here are a few closeups…

treat box orange closeup

treat box blue closeup

Have a Fabulous Day and Happy Stamping!

~Lauren

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Sunday Sketch – Map it Out

Happy Sunday!!! Here’s a look at today’s “Sunday Sketch”…

2-23 sunday sketch

And here’s what I came up with…

ss 2-23 lighter

This card is headed up to my Grandma Lorraine in Minnesota ūüôā

  • Stamps: Map it Out Photopolymer Stamp Set, Express Yourself Hostess Stamp Set
  • Ink: Black Stazon, Pool Party, Calypso Coral
  • Paper: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, I Am Me Designer Series Paper
  • Etc: Dimensionals, Hexagon Punch (to create the banners)

Have a Fabulous Day and Happy Stamping!

~Lauren

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Summer Starfruit Silhouettes

Here’s card #2 from Monday’s mini stamp-a-stack. I saw Nadine’s card on Pinterest, and I loved it soo much I had to CASE it (copy and share everything)… I did change the greeting and the designer series paper for the banners.

The simple elegance of the card was a hit with my stampers, and I’ve already whipped up a few extras to have on hand!

starfruit floral

Tip for stamping the leaves….after inking, stamp off on your place mat first, then stamp on your whisper white card stock. It will help lighten the image so it doesn’t compete with the stems on the flowers ūüôā

Want one of these cards for yourself? Simply leave a comment and I’ll send one to you via snail mail! Nothing beats getting a hand-stamped card in your mailbox!!!

Have a Fabulous Day and Happy Stamping!

~Lauren

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