Songs and Candles 1

I was really torn with doing something amazing for Friday 13 and all spooky but I also really wanted to continue out this week with the Merry Pattern stamp set. Today also marks an incredibly special day because it is also my 2 year Stampin’ Up! anniversary. So this may be a little bit of a longer post but bear with me.

Anyways here is the project that I created and since we are kicking off the weekend I will have 3 similar cards each day for you to use as inspiration. I am so excited that we have another paper with Christmas carols on it. What makes this paper even better is that it has a few different languages on it like German. For all my amazing German customers in the US I wanted to share that they have Stille Nacht (Silent Night) on one of the papers too!

The supplies that I used are below:

  • Paper: Real Red Cardstock, Whisper White Card Stock, and Merry Music SpecialtyIn Designer Paper
  • Ink Colors: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Emerald Envy
  • Embossing Powder: Gold
  • Stamp Set: Merry Pattern

Again this is such a simple design and with so much paper in our Designer Series Paper packs you can have all your Christmas cards created and sent in time to watch lots of Christmas movies without any stress.

So since it is a Friday I will have another Freebie with any order placed today! So this is how I am going to celebrate my Black Cat Loving friends and Friday 13!

So with any size order you place today using the hostess code below until the end of today you will get these super cute cats sent to you. You will get at least these two and if I am feeling witchy I may throw in a few more black cats!

 

So my last thing is sharing my Why I joined Stampin’ Up! with you. I had been looking for a craft in a box to be sent to me and found Paper Pumpkin and then realized I could also make this a business. I debated trying it because what if something went wrong I mean I loved to craft but really make this a business??? Crazy talk.. well that weekend my life flipped and a close friend passed away unexpectedly and I realized that life was wayyyy way too short to keep sitting on the sidelines. I mean honestly what was the true risk if I started this business? I spent $99 and got lots of cool great product and oh yea I get a 20% off everything I purchase. There really was no losing so I decided to join. I found someone to sign up under and have been learning and growing ever since. Sooo if you are sitting there thinking of all the reasons you shouldn’t do this I encourage you to stop and think of all the reasons you should!! I hope you will join me and I would love to answer any questions that you may have.

Make sure to join me again tomorrow as I continue on my 31 day blog challenge. Until tomorrow

Shine Bright

We are coming close to the last days of my parade of this amazing Merry Pattern stamp set. Have you loved it so far? I hope so because I really loved creating projects with this amazing stamp set. I was flipping through Pinterest a few weeks ago and a card caught my eye using the gold fabric pattern in the Year of Cheer Designer Series Pack. I had just kept the thought of it in the back of my mind while creating this card. Well after I created the card and browsing Pinterest again I realized that I had completely cased Michelle Mills’ card accidentally.

I also created a video but it is causing me issues trying to pull it off my phone so I will work on it over the weekend and hopefully get it uploaded to YouTube soon!

So here is my finished card:

The products that I used are:

  • Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper and Fresh Fig as my card base
  • Silver Snowflake
  • Stitched Framelits
  • Merry Pattern Stamp set, Fresh Fig and Emerald Envy ink

Again minimal amount of product and super quick and fun to put together. Also a reminder that time is running out to get this amazing stamp!!

I also hope that if you are in the Charlotte area that you will join me for my new Open Crop nights. Check out my events tab up above to see when my next event is!

Ohhhh Nooooo!!! Are you regretting not signing up for your October Paper Pumpkin? Make sure to sign up now so that you can still get the November kit when it comes out and a birdie told me that they should have enough kits from October that you can get the refill pack when they become available. But you must be a subscriber in order to get it!

If you do decide to place an order through my online store make sure to use the hostess code. If I have enough people place an order I will give away 1 of the Merry Patterns stamp set so make sure to share with your friends!!

I am almost half way through my 31 day blog challenge and I am so excited about it. Have you been enjoying them? Make sure to subscribe to my blog to ensure that you never miss a post.

Thanks so much for joining me again today and I hope that you have a wonderful day!

Candles and Snowflakes

We are back with day 3 of my parade of using the Merry Pattern stamp set. Again I absolutely love this stamp set and I am so sad that it will be going away at the end of the month.

Here is the latest card that I created with the candles. I also decided to layer it over the gold snowflake to add a little bit of something extra to the card.

The great thing about this stamp set is that you can pair any color combination with these candles and they look amazing. I also added tis the season in momento black at the bottom of the card because it just needed a little bit more. Again this card was super simple to create and so much fun.

Also I wanted to share with you all a new event that that I am doing every 2nd and 4th Thursday if you live in Charlotte. I am going to host an open crop night and you can come and bring your projects and work on them or you can create the cards that I created from my card buffet. The price is $10 and then $2 for each card you create from my buffet. This would also be a great time to get those paper pumpkins completed or that scrapbook that is starting to collect some dust done too! Spots are limited so make sure to reserve your spot quick!

Thanks so much for joining me again today. Make sure to subscribe to my blog so that you do not miss a post and make sure to continue on with my 31 blog challenge.

Have a wonderful day and I will see you again tomorrow!

Embossed Deer from Merry Patterns

Thanks so much for joining me again today. I am so excited to share this project with you today because it is super easy to put together and create. This also continues on with my week of featuring this awesome Merry Patterns stamp set.

For this set you will need very little product and supplies.

  • Paper: Real Read, Whisper White, Night of Navy, and Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper
  • Ink: Momento Black and Versa Mark
  • Gold Embossing Powder
  • Tombow Glue
  • Stitched Framelits

Since this project is super simple you can create quite a few of them in one sitting and start to knock out your Christmas card list.

I stamped the inside of the deer with momento black and then took the outline of it and stamped that in Versa Mark and then gold embossed it. If your momento black is still a little wet the embossing powder will stick to it and give it a great effect.

This was the finished product and the picture does not do it justice. If you would like to see how I actually put it together click on the video and while you are there make sure to join my VIP group. I do a Facebook Live video each Monday creating different types of projects.

Thanks so much for joining me and make sure that you get your hands on this amazing stamp set before it goes away at the end of October.

Also today is the last day to subscribe for Paper Pumpkin! Make sure you do not miss it

Thanks so much for joining me today as I continue on my journey to do a blog a day in October.

If you enjoyed this project please leave me a comment below. Thanks so much for stopping by and if you would like to purchase any of these products please use the link to my online store above and use the hostess code:

Have a great day!

 

Product Spotlight Week: Merry Patterns

So this week I wanted to focus on the Merry Patterns stamp set this week. I really adore this stamp set and I am so sad that it will be leaving us at the end of October. So they way to earn this stamp set is to either place a $300 order or host a party with me and get a qualifying order.

Merry Patterns Photopolymer Stamp Set

So here is my project that I created during World Card Making day. It is a sweet and simple 3×3 card that you could place in a gift basket. Really there is not a stamp in this set that I do not love but I love how you can have different colors with the candles. The colors that I chose are Rich Razzleberry and Berry Burst. Not two commonly put together colors but I think that they work amazingly well.

I wanted the flames to sparkle some so I used the tombow glue and our gold  glitter to give it a little bit of a shimmer on the top. Reminder that you can purchase any of these products in my online store and make sure to use the hostess code as long as your order is below $150 otherwise you give up your hostess benefits.

Also I recommend if you do have an order over $99 to looking into becoming a demonstrator. We receive a lot of great benefits and now is the time to join my team! Have questions? I am always happy to answer them when you reach out to me.

Also tomorrow is the final day that you order your Paper Pumpkin and start your subscription. I would hate for you to miss out on the coordinating kits that will be coming your way. These are also wonderful gifts for kids that want to be creative since everything they need is in one kit.

I hope you enjoyed this card and that you will continue to follow me this month as I continue with my 31 day challenge

Have a wonderful Monday!

Upcoming Events

I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend. I spent yesterday with some dear Stampin’ Up! demonstrator friends stamping all day. I was able to make a lot of projects and get a little caught up. I was thinking this week I would spotlight one of my favorite stamp sets that is going away at the end of the month: the Merry Patterns Stamp set.

Merry Patterns Photopolymer Stamp Set

So there are a few ways that you can earn this awesome stamp set

  • You can host a qualifying party and earn it. You can host a party either online through Facebook or in person if you live in the Charlotte area.
  • Place an order with me from now until October 28 using this month’s hostess code and if we can get a qualifying order I will have a drawing for 1 lucky winner to receive this cool stamp set.

So to help us get to the qualifying order here are some of the sales that are going on.

Ending October 10th we have some great deals on stamp sets:

Birthday Delivery Photopolymer Stamp SetBrightly Lit Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set

Coffee Café Photopolymer Stamp SetColorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set

Daisy Delight Photopolymer Stamp SetGraceful Garden Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Just Add Text Clear-Mount Stamp SetMerry Mistletoe Clear-Mount Stamp SetOh So Eclectic Clear-Mount Stamp SetPieces & Patterns Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Also don’t forget to add note cards with matching envelopes.

Whisper White Note Cards & EnvelopesVery Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes

Also happening this week is Paper Pumpkin getting shipped. Make sure to subscribe by the 10th!!!

I hope you enjoyed another blog post as I continue on my 31 day challenge

I hope you continue to have a wonderful Sunday. Make sure to subscribe to see what I have going on tomorrow.

Snowflake Acetate Box Tutorial

Have you seen these great products on Pinterest or anywhere else on the web? These would make super great Christmas presents for your neighbors, friends, or even extended family members that you want to get a little something for. These are so easy and quick to put together that you can make a lot of them really quickly.

So what you do is take and sandwich them together and put it through the big shot. You will need the regular platform vs the magnetic platform.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Make sure to visit me again tomorrow as I continue my 31 day blog challenge.

I hope you have a great Tuesday

Happy New Stampin’ Up! Year

I am so excited to start off the New Stampin’ Up! year and also to celebrate my amazing husband birthday! October 1st really is super exciting. To kick off such a great day I wanted to give you a run down of all the amazing things that we have going on this month so grab a cup of coffee or tea and your planner and jot down all the dates! Also this month we are kicking off 31 days of blogging so make sure to join me each day to see what creative things I am up to. Also be sure to follow me on social media like my Facebook Page, my VIP Facebook group, and Instagram to see what I am up to all month long.

World Card Making Day special: 

October 7th is World Card Making day and Stampin’ Up! has some pretty amazing specials going on from October 1 – 10 where you can get 15% off select stamps. Another thing that you can get is when you order your fast fuse you will get 2 refills for free (a $15 value)!!! There are some really amazing stamp sets that you can get and also some that I have been keeping my eye on too! Make sure to subscribe to my blog as I am going to be giving more inspiration and some tutorials also on how to use these fun stamps.

Designer Series Paper Sale

Another great special that we have going on that only happens once a year is our Designer Series Paper Sale which when you buy 3 you get 1 free!!! The even better thing is that Stampin’ Up ensured that you would get the most bang for your buck and have coordinating stamps sets above with the paper!!! Now you really will be able to cross everyone off your nice list for the holidays!

Speaking of holidays if you have a creative friend that you know would love one of these stamp sets why not get their Christmas present checked off early and save a little cash??

Paper Pumpkin Promotion:

Another great thing that we have happening this month is the coordinating Paper Pumpkin boxes for October and November. I am so excited to see what this month’s kit will look like. To get your subscription started today just click on Paper Pumpkin at the top of the blog and it will walk you through how to get started.

Hostess Special

Don’t forget about the Merry Pattern stamp set that you can earn for free when you host a qualifying party or you can get it if you have $300 sale order that you want to put in.. But if your wish list is that large I really recommend you join my team. Why??? Because you will have hit your quarterly minimums and you can get a 20% discount on all of your products.

Become a Demonstrator

So maybe you are thinking that it is time to take the plunge and really join my team… but then you think what is the catch?? There is none. To join you just click Join My Team up above and then walk through the process.. Super easy. You can pick $125 worth of product for your starter kit and then only pay $99. That is it!! You will get exclusive offers and first chance to order new products.. like the one that I am going to highlight tomorrow. So what are you waiting for? Open the door to your Stampin’ Up! business.

If you have any questions I would love to talk with you and feel free to email me at info @papergears.com

I hope that you all have a wonderful day! Make sure to subscribe to my blog so that you do not miss a thing! See you tomorrow!

Paper Flock Hop: Fall in 3D

Hello!!! And welcome to our first ever Paper Flock Hop! This hop is comprised of Phyllis Shepherd’s Stampin’ Up! Team members and I am so excited to share all the creations that we have came up with. For the first ever theme we are doing Fall in 3D and show casing items that you can use for fall. I hope you will join us from here on out and make sure to hop along to everyone.

For my project I decided to create a fun box that you could give away at your Halloween party. These would be so great for all the treats you want to hand out. I learned how to create this fun box at the Quarterly NC demonstrator event that I went to. We will also be doing something similar to these at my Retreat in October.

So what you will need to do is take a 6X6 sheet of paper. Using the envelope punch board (item #133774) punch and score on 3 sides at 2 and 4 inches. on the 4th side just punch at the same measurements. You then cut the top of the treat box so that it is flush with the rest of the box (basically the top triangle). And then cut the opposite side on the score lines to the end of the score. You then just put the box together and use your favorite adhesive to stick it all together. If you enjoyed this project I will do a Facebook Live video in my VIP Group that you are welcome to join.

If you want to join our hop you can either join Phyllis’ team or my team and you will be invited to join. Our next few hops are as follows:

I hope you have enjoyed this project and will continue to hop along. Up next is

Susan Reitmeyer Legits

If you get lost or need to start over just hop back here and pick up on the list:

Phyllis Shepherd

Christina Walker

Susan Reitmeyer Legits

Rick Adkins

Upcoming Events

There are so many events going on that I felt it was a good idea to put them all into one blog post.

The first thing that I want to remind you all about is my retreat that is coming up October 21. This will be in Charlotte, NC and space is limited. The cost is $40 which is a great price for an all day event and the projects we are going to make. Make sure to RSVP ASAP before space fills up.

Also have you seen where we are going in 2019 for the Stampin’ Up! incentive trip??? We are doing the Greek Isle and I am working towards earning it. The other great thing is that you can join now and start off the the new Stampin’ Up! year with me. It is only $99 to start and you can put anything you want in your starter kit.

I am super excited for this amazing and exclusive stamp set just for Hostess. You can get it for FREE when you host a party with me. As a special bonus I am also putting together little kits of our ink spots and ink for you. Let me know when you want to host. You can either host virtually or in person if you are in Charlotte, NC.

Much Love!

Christina