NC Demo Hop: Techniques

Hello!!! I am so excited to be joining the NC Demo’s on another hop. This is a fun hop because we are going to be sharing amazing techniques. If you are already a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in NC I hope that you will join us next week. If you would like more info about becoming a demonstrator please let me know.

The technique that I used was the Embossing Paste. This is a great and easy technique to use and learn on. It is also cost efficient and you can make a ton of card quickly and easily. I used the embossing paste, palette knives, and party decorative masks and then mixed in some gold glitter and flirty flamingo ink refill. Add as much of the glitter and the ink as you want and as dark as you want and then take your paste and spread it evenly over your mask and paper. For my paper I used Real Red and my card base was Night of Navy.

For the sentiment and stamp set I used the hostess exclusive stamp set Merry Patterns. I absolutely love this stamp set and so glad that I finally have it in my hands. You can get it for FREE if you host a party that earns $300.. how cool is that. I also used my favorite framelits, the stitched framelits, which really are a must have if they are not already part of your collection.

This card was really simple to put together and it reminds me of Christmas in Europe. Very simple but oh so elegant. I hope that you will continue to join us on our hop and head over to the next blog.

Make sure to go and hop over to Tamra!!


For the entire list of hoppers check them out here:

Jo Anne Hewins

Melissa Kerman

Tracie Evans Langley

Laurie Meier

Sue Root

Sue Stapp

Kathy Svedberg

Frances Wagner

Christina Walker ** You are here**

Summer Night Tic Tac Toe

I took some inspiration from my Tic Tac Toe for this next project. I also decided to create a video how to on how I created this fun card. You can watch the video below


So here is the card that I created. I had so much fun creating this card. Mainly because while I was recording my roommate was making fun commentary through the recording. I had already decided to do a voice over so it didn’t matter but it was still hilarious to watch and be part of.

Again if you would like to see how I created this video you can check out the YouTube video here. Also make sure to subscribe to my channel so that you never miss a video.


I also wanted to remind you that when you purchase $50 in product you will also receive a $5 coupon to use in August. This coupon can help you receive this fun thinlets that I used to create the trees.

Also you are running out of time to join my team and receive the additional Bonus gift. I would hate for anyone that is considering joining to miss out on this awesome opportunity. If you want to see my unboxing of the awesome bonus items that you can receive check out the Facebook Post that I created Here

Also a reminder that if you do place an order under $150 please use the hostess code below.

Wishing you a Happy Friday! Please subscribe so that you never miss a post. Also make sure to check out my other social media pages: Instagram, Facebook, and my VIP Facebook group where anyone can join.



Daisy Friend Card and Tic Tac Toe

Do you ever just sit and get creative block? It is like writer’s block but when you are trying to be creative. I know I do! So I was hoping that we could inspire and create together. I made a Tic Tac Toe board and you pick 3 elements off it (either vertical, horizontal, or diagonal) and create a project from that. Sound like fun? You should try it and then use the #pgttt001 on Instagram and Facebook so that I can see your lovely creations and re-share them. Your account must be public for me to see it on Instagram.


I am going to try this for the month of July and I want to hear from you guys if you like it. If you do we can continue to do it. If not we will find something different.

So to get you all going I am going to share the card that I created and what inspired me. So I used the inspiration of the Summer Stamp, A punch, and Bright Colors.


I love the Daisy Suite that we now have but I have been so busy that this is the first time I am actually using it. I used our gorgeous new glitter enamel dots for the center of the card to give it some extra pop. I also used the pretty label punch and added a sentiment from the Daisy stamp set.

Below is the inside of the card.

Daisy Friend Card

I cut down all of my Designer Series Paper to be 4×6 inches so that I could easily take a piece of paper and start creating. I then trim down my paper to fit my card front. Afterwards I have this beautiful extra strip that I can use on the inside to tie the entire card together. If you are interested in sampling of these 4X6 sheets please reach out to me for pricing and availability.


Finally right now is the best time to make a $50 purchase because for every $50 that you spend in July you will receive a $5 voucher to use in August. How cool is that.

bonus days

Also if you join my team you will get a $72 value pack to help you hit the ground running on top of the already great starter pack. Need more info? Message me.


Have a great Thursday!


Book a Party

Hello All! If you follow me on Facebook you will have seen that I am having a booking party today and tomorrow. Make sure to get your name on the list and receive the extra benefits that we have going on for the month of June.

I also created a new VIP Facebook group for all my VIP’s. Are you ready to be a VIP too. All you have to do is ask to join the group. It is that simple. Just search Paper Gears VIP and I will add you to the group. We are just getting started so help us by sharing your creations and asking questions to the group. Make sure to also invite your friends too. I will have pop up give-aways from time to time so you will want to join ASAP.

Speaking of host I am doing a couple of extra special things for all my June Host. If you book your party by May 31st you will be entered to win Glimmer Paper from me. I will do a Facebook Live give-away so make sure to follow me on there.

Also at the end of June all my June Host that had a qualifying party will also get a chance to win a $25 gift certificate from me. How cool is that??? So make sure to check your schedule and let’s get a party booked today.
If you are not near me that is ok too because we can do a Facebook 2 day party. All you have to do is invite your Facebook friends and they can place their orders online. Super easy.

May 30 and 31

Speaking of the parties. If your party order is over $350 you can also get an additional $35 in hostess rewards on top of the already amazing rewards. Think you have $350 worth of products that you want on your own?? Become a demonstrator for $99 and then you can put in an order and get our great demonstrator discount too! Win-Win-Win. Questions? Ask me

Paper Gears We Love Hosts

Are you thinking about joining Paper Pumpkin? Make sure to take advantage of this great deal today! Click up on the top banner and you will be redirected to the Paper Pumpkin website.

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Have a great day!

Sip-N-Stamp Event

Ready for a fun way to make either 1 card or 20??? Join me for my Sip-N-Stamp events beginning in May and running through the summer. Make sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram (@papergears) to see the sneak peaks of what cards we will be making. The best part? You can come and go as you please?
Not local to me?? No problem. You can purchase the cards To-Go. Just make sure that you have the coordinating stamps sets too. Cards To Go will also receive a Private YouTube link so that you can see how I put these cards together.

Make sure to RSVP so that I have enough cards for you.


Onstage April 2017 Application

This post is all about submitting to be a display board stamper for Onstage Live in Amsterdam. I am so excited to be going to Amsterdam for the first time ever (check on the bucket list) and also attending my first ever Onstage Live!! What is even better is that my amazing Upline will also be there!! Want to join us??? All you had to do is join our team and quick because Onstage registration opens on January 10!!!! I will be highlighting all of these more next week with tips and tricks.

So here are my card fronts:

A beautiful set to share with a friend that I am thinking of her and that I miss having coffee with her.


Love that using Gold Embossing powder makes this card feel like you are catching lightin’ bugs in a cool summers night. It is also a fun shaker card and a great way to use glitter without having it going everywhere!


Fun card to go to one of my host in January and I used the Emerald Envy embossing powder. Gives the top of the pineapple a fun sparkle that again does not go all over the place.



For my Scrapbook page I really wanted to do something personal. I got married on September 4, 2016 and we had a whole travel theme. I thought the balloons and this fun Sale-A-Bration paper was a perfect combo for our first page. The first picture is during our balloon first look reveal. We both had a set of balloons and let them go at the same time. All of our bridal party was able to watch and it is one of my favorite photos. The bottom one was during our first dance.



Lastly my 2 3D items. I have 2 birthdays coming up in February and I thought this was the perfect thing to make for them. One of my friends absolutely loves red with polka dots and I thought this would be perfect little box to give her. I am going to fill both the box and little baggie with candy and maybe some nick nacks. The great thing about our paper stacks is that you do not have to cut them down to make the small box!




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Have a great day!


Happy 1 month to my Husband

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Wow I can not believe it has already been 1 month since our wedding. So crazy to think!! So this may sound crazy but I wanted to do something small to celebrate this occasion because, well he is just amazing and I know I should tell him that every day and there are lots of blogs out there that give you the secret sauce but life sometimes just gets in the way. I wanted something simple so I racked my brain and came up with a few solutions but then I remembered I have Project Life and it is built on simplicity. I decided to use the Hello Lovely card back and the coordinating stamps (that come with it).I flipped through all the beautiful cards and found the ones that spoke to me (pictured below). Then I used what was written on for inspiration. I also used the neutral envelope paper (retired now) but would recommend using the 2016-2018 in color envelope paper or just plain whisper white card stock. The great thing is if you act now (before Oct. 5) you can get the in color envelope paper and the envelope punch board at a discount!!!


These cards gave me the great inspiration to get to writing and it was just perfect for our 1 month and to reflect everything that happened in September.


I decorated the outside of the envelopes with the cute stamps that come with this Project Life cards! Throughout the day Drew can open up a different envelope and see what I have written him.


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