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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!

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!

Facebook Hop: Coffee Break Suite

Thank you so much for visiting my site. I am so excited about this fun and super easy card! FB Hop

I really wanted to highlight this entire suite from the catalog so I used the paper, stamps, and thinlets. I took one of the Designer Series Paper and use the coffee thinlet to cut out the coffee shape. Then I used snail to adhere it to my Thick White Cardstock. Finally I took my greeting and Emerald Envy ink (still my favorite color) and stamped the greeting. Super easy right?
This card would be great if you needed to put a coffee gift card and mail it to a friend.

If you are not part of my VIP Facebook group I recommend you join ASAP! This weekend I am going to be having a virtual party and there will be a fun game going on too. I will give you a “clue” there may be suites, fun characters, and prizes involved so you will not want to miss it.

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Thank you so much for visiting! Make sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest updates. Just make sure to search PaperGears to find me!

Make it a great one!

Froggy Birthday

I was inspired by my amazing Upline Phyllis because she has been posting so much with Pop of Pink Designer series paper so I pulled that pack out, ripped it open and cut it up… part of my heart crushed a little because I struggle with hoarding my paper. But the reason I used it is because that is exactly why I buy this beautiful paper.. to use it! This card is going to a friend of mine for her birthday and I just loved the little frog on it. This is a hostess stamp and you can only get this adorable stamp if you host a party with me or if you are able to put in a order large enough to receive hostess rewards.

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I just loved the combination of pink and green together and I hope you are really inspired by this card. It was really easy to do and was something that I was doing while the presidential debate was on. This seemed so much happier.

Also yesterday I just announced that I simplified my VIP Program and now until October 24 you can receive double points as long as you order through my online shop. Also if all the orders between now and the end of October exceed $500 I will draw a random winner from customers who ordered a prize from my prize basket. So make sure to share with your friends or just host a party (they can even be online) and you can receive all the Stampin’ Rewards.

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Maybe you are ready to take the plunge and want to receive all the benefits of being a demonstrator!! This is an exciting time to join because you can join me as we both go after the Incentive trip to Alaska. Or you can just join to receive the 20% discount on all the product. Whichever you decide you will be joining a great team and I can’t wait to welcome you!

Have a wonderful day!
Christina

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A little Sympathy

Hello,

It is always so difficult to find the right words to say or worse find a card that says what you want to say to a friend that has lost a loved ones. This happened to me a few days ago when a friend of mine shared that her aunt had passed. I was trying to think of what I could use to create a card and it hit me! So I used our limited edition Thoughtful branches and I think it came out perfect. This was a really simple card but that was what I was going for.

Make sure if you like this stamp set to get it before the end of August because after that it will be gone!

Tips and Tricks: 

Tree Top: I used the new Emerald Envy (available for purchase Sept 1) glittery emboss powder. Now if you know me I love emboss powder and glitter so this truly brings my loves together. It gave this card a beautiful added dimension that is not truly captured on the picture.

Keep it Simple: This card is really simple. I used 2 colors of card stocks to add my layers, 1 stamp set, and 3 ink colors.

Paper Choices: Mint Macaroon is my base card color and then I used Very Vanilla to put my tree and stamped images on. I like that Very Vanilla doesn’t have the brightness to it like Whisper white which was what I was looking for.

Paper Pumpkin BOGO! Make sure you do not miss this special offer for all new Paper Pumpkin Subscribers. Try it out and get 1 month free. I absolutely love getting my paper pumpkin.. so much that I became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator when I found it and well here I am today! Please click on the Paper Pumpkin link above to get your subscription started today! Also shoot me a line whenever you do subscribe to make sure you are signed up under me and you can be included in any specials that I give my current Paper Pumpkin customers. Email me at info@papergears.com

 

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Thoughtful Branches: Make sure to get your stamp set today before they run out!

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Thanks for stopping by and please make sure to follow me on social media (you can find all my links at the top of the page) and subscribe to my blog so you do not miss anything. I would also love to hear from you so please leave your comments below. If you would like to purchase all the material used for this project I have created a list of items I used below and please go through my online store! Any orders under $150 please use the current months hostess code (top right hand corner) and you will receive an item from me.

Thanks for stopping by!

Christina

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July 2016 Paper Pumpkin Remix

I hope you joined me yesterday when I went LIVE on Facebook showing you how to create this fun card using left over pieces from the July Paper Pumpkin. In case you missed it you can follow this link and while you are at it make sure to like my Facebook page too so you don’t miss them in the future! It is great to be back and I hope that you enjoyed this card and that it gets your creative gears going.

As I said in the video this card is going to a co-worker of mine for her birthday. This is why I love Paper Pumpkin, it ensures that I can continue to reach for my goals of sending friends a birthday card on time for their special day. Also it is fun to get something in the mail other than bills.

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Tips and Tricks

Project Life Corner Punch: This is a must have item that I use all the time. It gives your edges a beautiful polished look and it is quick and easy.

Paper Pumpkin: Make sure to sign up by the 10th of each month to receive that fun orange box each month.

The first picture is the front of the card and it looks like the little sail boats are quietly sailing across the bay. The left picture is the inside of the card and there is lots of diamonds to go around and to sparkle on the birthday girl’s big day!!

 

 

 

Also don’t forget to use that bonus day cash that you received last month or forget about our beautiful Thoughtful Branches stamps set. This is a limited time stamp set that you are sure to not want to miss!!!

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As always if you have any questions please feel free to email me or if you loved these creations the biggest honor is to share on social media and to comment below.

Make sure to use the current months hostess code for all orders under $150. Each order of at least $25 will receive a gift from me. Make sure to also check out all the products that I used below.

 

Have a great day!

Christina
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