It was a birthday filled weekend for me with my husband’s birthday being on Sunday and my Mom’s was on Monday! We had a festive birthday dinner at Olive Garden where we were all able to celebrate! It was a really fun evening filled with good food and fun conversation!
This week I am using the Blossoms and Blooms Bundle.
Blossoms In Bloom Bundle (En)  – Price: $60.25 –
This bundle is filled with large and small watercolor floral images with dies that are great to layer for an easy card. The stamp and dies are easy statement pieces that allow you to create an easy card in minutes.
I am also using the To a Wild Rose stamp set. This is a great three-step stamping set to really give you a dimensional look to you finished product. The sentiments are also great to have on hand.
To A Wild Rose Photopolymer Stamp Set (En)  – Sale: $22.10 –
Step One: Die Cut your Image and spritz with water.
Using your reinkers put a small amount onto a clear block. I am using block E. The colors I am using are Blackberry Bliss, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, and Garden Green.
Using Water Painters pick up a little bit of the re-inker and place onto the spot where you want the color. If the die cut needs to be re-wet spritz it with the Stampin’ Spritizers again.
Add in your second color. Keep a paper towel close by to avoid muddy colors.
Re-spritz your paper to mix your colors and help with the water color look.
Let everything dry before you try to adhere it to your card. I like to use my heat gun to help the drying process along.
When it is done drying layer the Very Vanilla outline onto the colored base and adhere to the Very Vanilla layer. Using the Stiched So Sweetly dies use the Cut and Emboss machine to die cut the rectangle shape out of Smokey Slate and Very Vanilla. Stamp the sentiment from the set To a Wild Rose in Blackberry Bliss ink on the Very Vanilla rectangle. Layer that piece onto the Smokey Slate rectangle and adhere to the card using dimensionals. Add your flowers with glue dots. Adhere the Very Vanilla Layer onto the Smokey Slate cardbase.
Slim Card Dimensions
Cardbase 9″ x 7 1/2″ scored at 3 3/4″
Very Vanilla Layer 8 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
Scrap piece of Watercolor paper
Scrap piece of Very Vanilla
Scrap piece of Smokey Slate
Before You GO
October’s Paper Pumpkin is a must have! This paper pumpkin is perfect for this holiday season. The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive holiday kit that provides a specially-designed box, enough supplies to create eight elegant cards, and an opportunity to connect with the Stampin’ Up! global community.
I had such a fun time with my son and his family in Oklahoma! We stayed in and enjoyed each other’s company. We baked chocolate chip cookies, played card games, and ran around their ranch. Savannah had an absolute blast on the trip and she did so well on the plane. She loved having the window seat on the plane and was so excited to look out and see the clouds and the scenery as we flew by. My daughter-in-law has several horses and Savannah was able to ride them in the mornings much to her delight. My husband and I had a great time playing with our grandchildren, I taught my oldest grandson slapjack. The boys also got in plenty of fishing on their ponds while we were there. When it came time to leave, it was hard to say goodbye but we are looking forward to our next trip!
I love Halloween, it is one of my favorite holidays! Halloween is a great time of year to craft for because you get to make spooky and cute crafts. This year Stampin’ Up! really outdid themselves with their Halloween stamp sets and dies. The project today features three stamp sets although not all of them are strictly for Halloween.
Flight Of Fancy Cling Stamp Set  – Price: $20.00 –
Hallows Night Magic Cling Stamp Set  – Price: $21.00 – http://msb.im/upD
Flight of Fancy and Festive Corners are great stamp sets to stamp with year round! Hallows Night Magic is great to include in your crafting stash for when you need a spooky sentiment.
Gift Card Holder
Gift card holders are a great way to personalize and embellish for a quick and thoughtful gift. There a so many ways that you can personalize gift cards. In today’s video tutorial we made a Halloween gift card holder that is perfect the spooky season.
Card base: 5 1/2″ x 12
scored at 4 1/4″, 6″, and 7 3/4″
Black Glimmer Paper Layer One: 3 1/4″x 4 1/4″
Black Berry Bliss Layer Two: 3 ” x 4″
Whisper White Layer Three: 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″
Layer: 5 1/4″ x 4″
To make the section that holds the gift card, accordion fold the score lines and adhere. This will form a ‘W’. Use the Classic Label Punch to punch a space in the middle section for the gift card to sit.
Here is a pre-recorded Facebook Live Tutorial on how to make a gift card holder card.
I used the Gathered Together bundle to create this autumn gift card. I also used the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper with the Brushed Metallic Cardstock.
When you are using the Designer Series Paper you get to see both sides of the paper. It is a really great way to make cards if you cannot choice between two patterns.
Using ribbon is a great way to create a focal point on your card. I used generational stamping on this card to add texture, it really helps to pull the background element of the card together.
This is the card we made on the live tutorial. The flight of fancy stamp set is a great stamp set to color.
The inside is so bright with the pops of color that it is perfect for a Halloween gift.
Halloween is a great time to host get togethers and gift cards a great fit to give your host.
To make the card from the tutorial click on the links below:
Before You Go
This holiday season, share the joy of Paper Pumpkin! The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive holiday kit that provides a specially-designed box, enough supplies to create eight elegant cards, and an opportunity to connect with the Stampin’ Up! global community. With October’s magical kit, not only will your customers get a head start on their holiday crafting—they’ll get to create Christmas cards, share project ideas, and spread holiday cheer with Stampin’ Up! customers and demonstrators around the world! After your customers receive their kits, encourage them to join the Joy of Paper Pumpkin Facebook group to make the most of this month’s kit.
The starter kit is the best deal in the catalog and this month the deal is even sweeter! Not only do you get $125 worth of product for $99 you get an additional two stamp sets, prepackaged card kits, and basic rhinestones for no additional costs. This deal is great if you just want to be a happy stamper and meet like minded creative individuals or start a business!
This week is flying by. We think that all of the skunks have been caught, two of them went from my house over to my Mom’s who lives on my property. They have been relocated a few miles away near the San Pedro river. I am excited this week too because I am getting a new AC unit in my crafting studio. We are getting two units that go into the wall that look like picture frames that once up and running I can decorate with Stampin’ Up! product. My daughter is starting her daughter on a preschool curriculum so I am doing helping with some of the home school studies. I love doing Bible stories with Savannah, coloring, and poems and songs. It is such a joy to watch Savannah absorb and learn new things.
This week I am playing with the Gilded Autumn Suite! I love this suite. It is perfect for fall and cozy, cold weather.
I love the addition of the Brushed Metallic Cardstock and the foil accents, it really helps to bring a pop warmth and coziness to any craft.
This suite can make beautiful beginner cards or stepped up advanced cards. I used an embossing folder and a punch to really elevate this card but this is an easy project with stunning results. The Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper makes punching out the little acorn and leaves really easy because the punch matches the icon on the designer series paper.
Before You Go
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For more easy crafting check out Paper Pumpkin. As the autumn season approaches, prepare to celebrate with the September Paper Pumpkin Kit! There’s so much to love about fall—some love the haunts of Halloween, many love the time to give thanks, and others love the changing colors and cooler temperatures. Whatever you love most about fall, September’s kit has everything you need to celebrate the season your way! Between a multi-occasion stamp set and enough supplies to design 20 cracker box treat packages, you can create custom fall crafts to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkins, and leaves. Whether you make them all the same or mix ‘n’ match your crafts, there’s something for everyone in this kit!
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This week has been so busy I built a run onto my chicken coop yesterday. This way the chickens had more room to walk around. They needed it as they are just in a small coop. I then planted some flowers by Mom’s house. It was such a beautiful day it was so nice to get out and do some work.
Since we have all been using hand sanitizer so much over the past few months the displays in the stores are pretty large. I was able pick up a couple of bottles in line with store’s policy. I found these cute little bottles of hand sanitizer at Target and since my granddaughter is such a huge fan of Frozen and Frozen 2 I figured I had to create something with them. Once I got home I found that the bottles of hand sanitizer perfectly coordinate with the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper! This bottle of hand sanitizer holds about 2.11fl. oz/60mL.
Today’s Project Easy Hand Sanitizer Holder
I love that the colors match so perfectly between the Designer Series Paper and the bottle of Frozen II hand sanitizer
This is a great project teachers, first responders, friends, and family. I love to share hand sanitizer when I am able to and this is a great way for me to elevate a bottle. This is also a great party favor for a Frozen themed party.
Here is the measurements on how to put together this little box.
10 3/4″ x 4″
score landscape at 4″ , 5″, 9″, and 10″
score portrait at 1″ and at 3″
Refer to the picture to see how to cut the box. The idea for the box came from Chic n Scratch but I had to alter the measurements to fit the hand sanitizer box.
Before You Go
There are only 8 days left to sign up for this ‘fall-tastic’ Paper Pumpkin. September’s kit is a must-have for those who love to celebrate all things spooky. But, for those who don’t enjoy the Halloween haunts, the multi-occasion stamp set combined with a variety of die-cut and reversible paper pieces offers many ways to customize your fall crafts! The Hello Pumpkin Paper Pumpkin Kit includes enough supplies to create projects celebrating Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the autumn season. Make them all the same, or mix ‘n’ match!
The Get & Go Starter Kit promotion is meant to give those who sign up to be a happy stamper or those who want to start a business with Stampin’ Up! an easy time with their first event. During this event you will receive an additional two stamps (Queen Anne’s Lace and So Much Love) on top of the $125 worth of product for $99. In addition the Get & Go Starter Kit also includes a thing of Basic Rhinestones and card kits to make 16 cards. For more information please feel free to reach out.
This week, my husband’s cast came off so now he is back in a boot. He can walk on his foot now with minimal pain. My knee is still bothering me but the only thing that can heal a bone bruise is time. I am helping to home pre-school Savannah and she is doing so well with her colors and numbers. It has been hazy here in Southern Arizona with the smoke from the fires in Arizona and I hope they can be contained soon.
Today we are celebrating Halloween! I love the Flight of Fancy set. The little characters are so cute and great to color with either water colors or the stampin’ blends. This set pairs so nicely with the Little Treats Cling Stamp set. The sentiments perfectly correspond with the images in Flight of Fancy.
I love Halloween, it is such a fun time to be creative and make cards and crafts that you would not normally make throughout the year. However, this set is great for other holiday crafts such as Christmas or winter and Valentine’s Day.
Flight Of Fancy Cling Stamp Set  – Price: $20.00
This is a cute card great to color with the little ones.
Items used to make the card.
Here is an online tutorial on how to put together this spooky card.
I love this stamp set and there are so many different cards that you can make with it. Here are some of the examples that my assistant Alex and I made.
This is a great card to give to that special someone. I love the cupid line drawing. Plus you can easily personalize the colors to make the perfect gift.
Winter/holiday cards and this sweet image is great with the snowflake splendor designer series paper.
Before You Go
I cannot wait for this Paper Pumpkin kit. I always love these kits! Click on the image to check out Paper Pumpkin.
As the autumn season approaches, prepare to celebrate with the September Paper Pumpkin Kit! There’s so much to love about fall—some love the haunts of Halloween, many love the time to give thanks, and others love the changing colors and cooler temperatures. Whatever you love most about fall, September’s kit has everything you need to celebrate the season your way! Between a multi-occasion stamp set and enough supplies to design 20 cracker box treat packages, you can create custom fall crafts to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkins, and leaves. Whether you make them all the same or mix ‘n’ match your crafts, there’s something for everyone in this kit!
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