Pedal Pushin’ Sale-A-Bration

Hi,

I hope that you have had a wonderful weekend and that your week is off to a great start. I had so much fun making these adorable cards this weekend and I hope you enjoyed them too! Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

So I decided that I would focus on really using Pedal Pushin’ stamp that you can get for FREE if you do a $50 purchase.. I also used the Love Bug stamp set that is currently part of our Occasions Catalog.

 

For this card I used our amazing glitter washi tape to give the illusion that the sun is shinning. I then took my aqua pens and “painted” the background in yellow. The great things about our photopolymer stamps is that you can make them have neat shapes. I also used some of the paper to make it seem like the bike was going up hill. Finally I used the markers to fill in some color on the bike. DSCN1027

Some days things are just hard. So I used the silver washi tape to simulate rain clouds (but with a nice sparkle) and then again using the Wild Flower paper and the 1/2in circle punch to make it seem like it is raining.

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Similar design again but used the white/clear sparkle washi tape and then again used my aqua pens to give a feel of the bike being on the grass.

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This card was so much fun to make. I was thinking this would be great to get in the mail as just a reminder that life is truly beautiful even on the not so great days. DSCN1034

 

Finally this set is perfect for all those people that may have up coming nuptials in their future. I know that my life is full of weddings this year with my own wedding coming up and so many amazing friends weddings too! DSCN1037

I hope that you enjoyed this post!

Christina

Egg-Stravaganza

It is almost the end of Sale-A-Bration so I wanted to share an extra incentive to get your orders in, host a party, or even become a Demonstrator yourself!!

I have these 4 great Easter eggs that each have a Stampin’ Up prize in them and I am wanting to give them away. DSCN1026

Good Luck and hopefully you will be able to be drawn for this raffle.

  • Paper Pumpkin Subscribers – automatic 1 entry (join Paper Pumpkin and you will be entered too!)
  • 1 Entry for every $25 dollar order you place. ($50 order 2 entries and your Sale-A-Bration item)
  • 3 entries if you host a party (you have to at least book the party in March to be entered)
  • 5 entries if you decide to join my team

Have a great Saturday!

Christina

Time for Tea with you

TGIF and Welcome to my blog!

I am so glad that you have taken the time to stop by today. So today I wanted to highlight an item from our amazing occasions catalog! I absolutely love love love this stamp and was so excited when I saw it in our catalog. Personally I love coffee (like I drink about 3 cups a day) but my roommate in college and I used to drink tea before bed or when we were talking about boys. Actually thinking back on those memories is what inspired me with this card. My roommate is still one of my best friends and my Maid of Honor for my wedding. She always has time for a cuppa tea for me or at least a phone call since we live miles apart now. So to get us started check out the supplies that I used and make sure you have them.

I took the stacked cups and used the Daffodil ink pad and stamped my card then put the sentiments right besides it in the Bermuda Bay color. Usually you would add the small sentiments into the inside of the cards. I added the Razzle heart on a whim and then really loved the shape of the heart.

I love Washi tape but sometimes get stuck on how to use it so I just added it to the bottom as a border. I used the 2014-2016 series which comes in a pack of 5.

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I hope that you enjoyed this post and that all the post this week have inspired you to start crafting and purchase some of our amazing products. Have a wonderful day and be sure to check back here tomorrow for a special announcement!!

Christina

Kind Koala

Hello,

I hope that you are having a wonderful week. I have a wonderful friend of mine that has been going through a lot so I thought I would send her a card.

I love this super cute little stamp because it is just so simple. I took the blender pens to make it seem like the Koala was sitting on a bed of grass. I then took the markers that we have to color in the ears and the flower. I used the 2014-2016 markers but our latest markers are on sale this week as part of the weekly deals.

The new blossom bunch punch was used to make the flowers. The entire list of items I used and their product ID numbers are here SupplyList Kind Koala This item is one of our many items in our Annual catalog. Please make sure to use my website when placing an order. You can find it under the tab Online Store.

 

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I hope you have a wonderful Thursday and please do subscribe to my blog to ensure you never miss a post!

Christina

 

Calling all Business Owners: Simple Thanks

Happy Hump Day!!

Being a small business owner comes with its own challenges and you always want to make sure each and every one of your customers feels appreciated for their business that they gave you. I am no different and have been working on building up hand made thank you cards to send out to my customers.

But maybe you don’t have a lot of time to make super cute hand made cards for all of your customers, what do you do now??? I came up with a super simple Thank You tag that will take you almost no time to whip up.

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If you decide to purchase all the material and want to start making your own cute tags please make sure to purchase in my on-line store and I will send you the PDF instructions so you can make them yourself. Be sure to share your contact with me if you place an order because I would like to send you a Thank you!! and of course your PDF for this project.

 

Have a great day!

Christina

 

Weekly Deals: Flower Medallion

Hello,

Weekly Deals were released again today and I am so excited for all the great products that are on sale. You should really check them out and make sure to order any of the products that you want through me. But what good is a good deal if you don’t know what to do with the products right???

So from now on I will try and post a craft for at least one of the items that are on sale each week.

So for this week I decided to use the Flower Medallion Punch. I absolutely love our punches for a couple of reasons: they always punch out nicely (no frayed edges), they lay flat to store them, and they feel sturdy and like you can use them to produce a ton of things.

So I decided that I wanted to actually take a 2D flower and make it 3D

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Just take and punch out 3 different flowers. Take the small circle punch to punch out the middle (you may have to cut a little bit to get the circle punch in the middle). Cut the flower so that you have 1 section, 2 section, 3 section, and 4 section. Take your bone fish and curl the flower and then glue the sections back together. Take and glue the flower petals together. Take the small circle and place a lot of glue on it and then stick your flower onto to keep it together. Get the supply list here!

I will try and get a video of this up soon so that hopefully it will make more sense.

I hope you enjoy,

Christina

February Paper Pumpkin

HELLO!!!

I finally opened my February paper pumpkin (yes I know I am so behind but I did just move). I have seen other videos and people already posting pictures so I kinda knew what was going to be inside but WOW is this a great month. I loved all the colors and flowers. This made me think of one of my college roommates who absolutely loves purple.

What I really enjoy about Paper Pumpkin is that they give you instructions.. and like any good engineer I look at the pictures and then put it to the side and start doing whatever I want. This got me thinking I was going to challenge myself to use each and every one of the stamps that came with this set and I did. I think they actually came out really well what about you?

So my challenge to you (if you haven’t already done your PP) is to try and use each and every stamp too. I would also love to see what you come up with so please post a comment or Facebook me your pictures.

Enjoy!!

Loved the orange, green leaves, and blue flowers are all stickers. Also did you notice the cute font for all the words?

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I love how with Stampin’ Up everything coordinates so nicely I just picked up the stickers and stuck them to the cards. I also loved the splatter pattern on the card on the left.DSCN0999

 

I may have gone crazy with the small purple flowers on this one.. It was so much fun 🙂 DSCN1003

 

Birthday’s are really a time to celebrate! Stampin’ Up makes it easy to send that hand made card to someone special. DSCN1002

 

Loved this gold rose. And did you notice how the Hello Sunshine is curved??? That is the great thing about our photopolymer stamps. Not only can you see where you are stamping (thank goodness) but you can also give them some shape on your blocks. DSCN1001

 

They always say a handwritten thank you note goes a long way.. might as well go all the way with making the card too!DSCN1000

 

I hope you enjoyed my version of February’s paper pumpkin. I know I can’t wait for next months! Also in the future I will show you other projects of what you can do with our Paper Pumpkin Stamps so that they fun never stops.

 

Make it a great Tuesday!

Christina

A Flowerly Thank You

Hello All,

I am sorry that I haven’t posted in a while but the move from Georgia to Maryland has been a little more hectic then I thought it would be. But I am back and ready to continue to show case all the great products that Stampin’ Up has to offer. There are so many great products that sometimes it can get overwhelming to know which products to get so I thought I would have a blog post each week with a different aspect of our catalog.

Today I wanted to focus today’s post on something that you can get our of Sale-A-Bration item that you can get for FREE with every $50 purchase you make. There are so many great things in this catalog but it is only here until March 31!

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So I used the What I Love stamp (141276) to add the 3 flowers, the green leaves, and the Thank You sentiments. I stamped them on top of the Moonlight Path Paper or really any paper. I also used the Designer Vellum Botanical Garden Stack (141019)  I also realized that this set worked a little bit better with lighter colors for the back ground (which is why I picked yellow) I used Tuxedo Black ink (132708) and Daffodile Delight (126944)

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Christina

Who doesn’t like give-aways

Love is in the air and February and Valentines Day is one of my favorite times a year. I just love sharing well the love!!! I was just promoted to Bronze Elite with Stampin’ Up and I am so excited to continue to move within this great company. This week I am also moving so I haven’t had the time to get my craftyness on so I am going to share a little more in detail this week why I love Stampin’ Up and the different sales that we have going on.

Oh and in celebration of everything on top of all the already amazing things Stampin’ Up is doing I am adding to this with my own event. Now is a great time to join Stampin’ Up, purchase our amazing products, or even just follow me on Facebook or here  on this blog. Use this fun Rafflecopter below to get your entries in each day!!! Check out the promo and all the point break down here: Feb Promo

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Stampin’ Hugs!

Christina