Paper Sale

This past weekend was such an enjoyable one for us because we got to go home and visit my family. We are very thankful to be a little closer again to all of our family and having the ability to drive home for special events. This weekend my mom hosted a small Oktoberfest with some close friends and it was a ton of fun.

Anyways I have not had a chance to create all weekend but I wanted to keep my role on for my post a day so I wanted to show you some of my favorites from the sales that is going on.  Make sure you take advantage of this sale before it goes away! Reminder when you purchase 3 you get 1 for free.

So my first one that I love is the Just Add Color. These will be amazing with the new Stampin’ Blends markers and there are so many different sheets in this set.

Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper

Next is the So Eclectic Designer series paper. The reason why I love this is because of all the texture and colors within this set. Truly this is a must have.

Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper

3rd one is the Painted Harvest paper because it just ooozzes fall to me. Make sure to get it quick before the seasons change on us.. but if you are in North Carolina with me it is still 85 degrees here.

Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper

Finally the one that I love is the Delightful Daisy paper. I have loved this one since it came out in the annual catalog and all the cards I have created with it.

Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper

So there you have it my favorite 4 papers with the sale and the ones that I recommend you getting before it ends.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Candles 3

Today is the last day of my parade with the Merry pattern stamp set. Which project was your favorite? Let me know down in the comments.

So again very similar card just switching up the backgrounds to keep the cards interesting.

Also I wanted to remind you all that we still have our buy 3 get 1 free Designer series paper sale going on. It is just a select few that are on sale but if you visit my online store there is a huge banner with all of them listed for you to check out.

Make sure to subscribe to my blog because I have hit the half way point for my 31 day blog challenge. Will I make it to the very end???

I also invite you to join me for my open crop night if you live in Charlotte, NC. I also have a lot of other events up on my events tab going on too! So make sure to check them out.

 

Make it a great Sunday!

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!

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 Birthday Drew

Yesterday was my amazing husband’s birthday and we had a wonderful day. First we were able to sleep in and then we had a great lunch at a local wing place. It was super special since his mom decided to visit us for the weekend. We love living so much closer to family and them being able to come and visit us. We just had a lazy afternoon where Drew watched football games and then took a nap.

So I decided to make an oversized z-fold birthday card. Since I was not sending it I decided it didn’t have to be a regular sized card. I decided to make it super huge and decided to make it a 6″ x 12″ and then decided to do the score lines at 3″ and 6″. I decided to use the Foil Frenzy Designer Series paper because it looks like confetti going throughout the card and was fun and festive. I also wanted to make sure that the card really sparkled so I used the silver glitter paper and used one of my favorite thinlits. I absolutely love the Happy Birthday and then I used the Number Thinlits. Finally I used the honeycomb balloon to add balloons to the card too. I am so excited how this card came out and Drew loved it too!

Also a reminder that there are so many sales going on this month including the World Card Making day and the buy 3 get 1 free DSP sale. Make sure to use this month’s hostess code when you place your order under $150.

Also make sure to join me each day in October because I am doing a blog a day.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope that you will subscribe to my blog and make sure to visit me on my other social medias too! Find me by searching for Paper Gears.

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**

Product Spotlight: Cat Punch

I am here for another blog hop with the great ladies of the incentive trip. Today we are spotlighting the cat punch and I love this product so much. This card was inspired by my Sissi cat and our gold fish Anchor. When I moved to MD and Drew and I moved in together Sissi loved to sit and watch Anchor. She also tried to catch him and provided hours of enjoyment. We had a secure lid on him so she was never able to actually get to him. Anchor died of old age last year and Sissi laid besides his tank for like a week. It was so sad.

Here is the inside of my card:

To get the water effect I placed my vellum paper into pool party. If you do this you do have to leave it to dry for about 10 minutes.

I also wanted to remind everyone that sign ups for my October retreat is now open. This will be a fun day and everyone is welcome to join both demonstrators and customers. If you are in the Charlotte, NC area and would like to join make sure to RSVP soon.

Make sure to keep hoping along and visit  Teresa Snyder-Granberry to see what she created for us!

Also if you are joining me from Christy Fulk I appreciated you stopping by.

Christina

Spotlight: Vintage Crochet Trim

I am very excited to be joining another blog hop. This week’s blog hop is with a great group of Demonstrators that are striving to reach the Greek Isles Incentive trip! If you want to join me on this amazing trip I would love to hear from you! I am using this door as my inspiration since my quote this year was “Doors will open for those brave enough to knock.” How true is that!!

So today we are focusing on the Crochet Trim which is sooooo great and easy to work with. I needed to whip up these tags so I was able to kill 2 birds with 1 stone!! Yay for productivity. These tags would be great for a bottle of wine for a friend, attached to coffee also as a gift, or even as party favors for a Halloween party. They were also super quick and easy to put together with the Copper Embossing powder taking the most time.

I had seen a few weeks ago the idea from one of our Artisian Designers that they used a small thinlit from a different set to create a hole. I used this same concept above. Can you guess which set I used for the hole?? Hint: There are a lot of hot air balloons in it, comment below if you know the answer. I also used our Washi Tape which I absolutely love!

I hope that you enjoyed this project. I am excited for you to continue hoping on!

Also I have a lot of events planned for the next few months and I would love for you to be part of them. One of the events is my retreat. This will be a great day to come and relax and create some projects. I always love choices and I want to ensure that you have choices when you create a project so you will be able to tailor everything to you. I also know that budgets are always tight soo I priced this to be only $40. Make sure that you share this special event with your friends because if you bring a friend you both will get to make a special project that only bring a friends can do.

Speaking of specials did you know that this exclusive stamp set could be yours when you host a qualifying party? How cute is this! Ready to book your party today? Make sure to email me info @papergears.com ( I add the space to remove all the spam that gets sent)

Finally if you are putting in a purchase this month please make sure to use my hostess code on any orders placed under $150.

I hope you have a wonderful evening and thank you so much for stopping by. Make sure to hop along!

The next one on the list is Teresa Snyder-Granberry

Christina

You are Puuurrrfect

I am so excited for this blog hop and this card! I absolutely love the new cat punch for a few reasons but mainly because it reminds me of my fur babies. This weekend is a super special weekend for me because Drew and I will be celebrating our first wedding anniversary. This card will go to my husband and I feel is perfect for the way that we are because it highlights our two babies. The funny thing is that we find our cats like this a lot sitting behind one another looking at something.

I absolutely love the new Festive Phrases stamp set because there is a stamp set for each season and you can use it year round.

If you are loving the projects you are seeing and you need to get a hold of catalog please email me at info@ papergears.com and I will pop one in the mail for you.

I also want to remind you that I do have a Holiday catalog share happening and to sign up for it quick. more info can be found here

Have a wonderful weekend!

Christina