Special Delivery Global Friends Hop

Hello!!!

I hope that this blog post finds you doing well. If you are new to my site Welcome!! and if you have been with me for a little bit and follow me through social media you will know that we are in the process of moving from MD to NC for a job change for myself. When I am not stamping, I am a Manufacturing Engineer for a large fortune 200 company. I am loving all the new and crazy challenges that work has to offer but it has taken a little bit of time away from stamping. Today should be the pack day of all of our things and hopefully next week we will receive it and can start unpacking again.

Anyways back to the card. I love the tulips hostess set that we have and love how it really pulls this card together.

This crate was inspired by my time in Amsterdam this year for our Onstage conference. There were so many tulips all around us and it always reminds me to take a step back and go a little slower through life. This card was created for a very special family member to celebrate her birthday! I hope she loves the card as much as I love her and making it for her.

The inside of the card is again very simple:

If you would like to also own this set all you have to do is host a party (either in person or virtually) or if you place an order of over $150 you can also use your Stampin’ Rewards to purchase them.

Also wanted to remind you that I am hosting a retreat in October that is open to all but space is limited! If you are interested in joining please message me. Prices will come available soon.

Have a great day! Make sure to keep hoping along and give Kimberly some love by either clicking on the arrow below or click HERE

In case you want to jump around or you get lost during the blog hop below is the role call for all the hoppers.

 

  1. Sharleen Luciano
  2. 2. Mary Ann Kay Rossiter
  3. Amanda Bates
  4. 4. Donna Gray
  5. Anastasia Radloff
  6. Georgia Missy Gaydos
  7. 7. Jan Musselman
  8. Marieke Bart
  9. Angelique Stempelkeuken
  10. Stephanie Nash
  11. 11. Ellen Woodbridge
  12. 12. Lisa Ann Bernard
  13. Karie Beglau
  14. Vicky Wright
  15. 15. Tricia Butts
  16. Anita Wifladt
  17. Jenn Curtis Charles
  18. Rachel MacLeod
  19. Christina Walker
  20. Kimberley Anne Morris
  21. Sarah McDermott

 

 

German School Bag

I was so excited to create this awesome project. In Germany all kids that are about to go into first grade get this super cute bag filled with candy, toys, and things for their school. I used all Stampin’ Up! products except for the bag part, which I used a large poster board that you can get from one of the big box stores. All I did to get the cone shape is to continue to roll it until I received the perfect shape that I was hoping for. This project came together really quickly and was really simple.

Below I have all the contents that are inside the bag. I feel like I am super cool because I bought the big box of “good” crayons. I remember when I was a child I loved having this big box of crayons so I figured it would be appropriate to purchase them too.

I also decided that this would be perfect for the Global Design Project Challenge #095 because it is a kids theme.

I hope that you have enjoyed this fun project and that you will create a bag for your children, grand children, or any children that you may know that are about to enter the first grade. This project was made with a lot of love (and some frustration) but that is how project go right? Once I was finished with it my Sissi cat decided she needed to add her touch to the project. When I woke up in the morning she re-opened the tissue paper that I had wrapped it in. Luckily I was able to fix it quickly and ready to be delivered.

If you have any more questions please reach out to me. I would love to help you create this fun project.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Christina

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Christina

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!

Hello Love

Hello to all my loves out there!! This is such a fun and easy little card and I am really excited to share this card with some wonderful people this weekend at a workshop!!! The other really exciting thing? Those amazing Stitched Framelets (That give you that pretty indention on the circle) are coming off back-order on January 16!

I absolutely love this bundle and all the great things that you can do with it. This would be a great card to send to a friend or even work with your kids to make their own valentines day card. I cut those cute doilies in half and there are 24 in a pack for just $3.00, makes for a great project.

You will need the Big Shot for this card but I use my big shot every day and it is so easy to use your kids can help with that too!

I cut the Designer series stack into 1/4 (so a 3X3) because I hate to waste and just started layering everything on top of one another.

So again here is my final card:

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If you are ready to host a workshop let me know. We can do it live in your living room or from Facebook! The choice is yours. It is always a great time to get free products so make sure to reach out to me quick!

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Have a wonderful day

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We are so blessed by great family and friends that got us some amazing gifts this year and it is important for us to send thank you cards.
I created these fun cards inspired still by Christmas and using some of the end of my washi tape. Today is also the last day that you can get any thing from the Holiday catalog and there are so many wonderful things that are going away so make sure to get those orders in today!

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A couple of other reminders:
There is still space for the Sale-A-Bration club or you can create your own if you and 3 friends want to join. Everything is done on line so it doesn’t matter where you are at we can party

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Make sure to use the new hostess code for January for all your purchases below $150 and you will get a little something from me.

Now is a great time to either host a workshop with me!! Slots are filling up fast so make sure to reach out to me. Why is it such a great time? Bonuses with the more your party earns the more you receive. Also for each $50 your guest spend they also walk away with amazing FREE product from our amazing Sale-A-Bration catalog.

Also now is also a great time to join my team. You get 2 additional stamps on top of all the other great products that you can choose and it is only $99 to join. You can make it as much or as little as you want. Something that I truly love about being a demonstrator is meeting new friends and people, getting the first look at all the new catalogs, TRAVELING (we are going to Amsterdam in April this year for the conference), oh and the discounts are great too! If you have any questions or want some more info please reach out to me, I would love to talk to you about it or if you are near me I would love to take you to coffee.

Finally I do have classes scheduled and you will want to make sure that you sign up quick. First class is January 12 and it is a card and coffee class from 6:30-8:30 and we will be making a fun card using one of the new stamp sets that you can use for birthday cards. You will get to make 4 cards, check out new products that I have, light snack and of course coffee if you would like some. Please make sure to bring your own adhesive or you can rent mine for $5 per person. Total cost of the class is $10.

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As always if you are read to purchase any or all of these products you can see what I used and if you click on the pictures it will take you directly to my online store where you can securely and quickly purchase any products.

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Hi Friend

So with this card I am going a little out of my comfort zone and submitting this card for the Fab Friday Site. If you are part of my Facebook group and joined my event last week I put out a question to see what kind of cards everyone loves sending. In return for answering I am going to send the participants a card that they can in turn send to their friends. I was inspired by the following sketch:

 

 

This sketch really got my creative gears going and I wandered through my craft room trying to put things together. I was inspired by our Moroccan Paper and all the lovely green and blue that I saw within it. I decided to just run with it. I pulled all my supplies together (at least I thought) and then changed direction mid crafting. I think my jars were feeling a little lonely on the shelf because I have not used them in a while and I really want to highlight the amazing Emerald Envy Ombre pad. I mean how amazing is this little pad right?

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This was my finished card:

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A simple sentiment of just Hi Friend but I am really happy with how everything turned out. Please leave me a comment below and let me know what you think.

Reminder that today is the LAST Day of the Stitched with Love Sale that is going on and it is the perfect time to get those last minutes Christmas stamps to fill the mailboxes with hand made love.

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If you would like to purchase the products that I used today please go through my Online store. If you are new to Stampin’ Up! or paper crafting in general I do have a Getting Started tab available to let you know the basic tools that I am always using and how I use them.

Have a wonderful day,

Christina

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Project Life 2016 for Christmas Cards

I had a request come in from a friend that decided she wanted to do handmade Christmas cards. This was such an exciting request to receive. Knowing that she is starting from the ground with Stampin’ Up! products I wanted to create something simple that didn’t require a lot of stamps, inks, adhesive, etc. I was also looking through what we had for a sale with our Online Extravaganza. I decided that using the amazing Project Life Cards and Accessories was an easy way to go.

Here is all the things you get with this great combo set:

  • Different sized cards with images,
  • Washi tape
  • Enamel Shapes
  • STAMPS!
  • Wood Shapes
  • Acetate sheets (look super pretty on cards)
  • And more

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Also you will notice that I picked the ombre emerald envy stamp pad. The reason I did this was the stamps that are included are baby stamps and you know have a 5 colors in this mini stamp pad that you can give different looks to.

If you are interested in purchasing any or all of these products please make sure to go to my online store and use this month’s hostess code. Also join me in my Online Facebook Party for great gifts and giveaways all week!

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In case you missed any of the deals so far here they are again.

Thank you for stopping by and make sure to set your scales back this week!

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Have a great Tuesday!

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Celebrate Tree

Wow can you believe how close Christmas actually is?? I created this fun and easy card for a card swap that I am doing at Onstage. Onstage is the conference that all the Stampin’ Up! demonstrators are able to attend. This is my very first one and I am really excited!!! If you would like to join me next time all you have to do is join my team. The link to do that can be found at the top of any of my pages. Also at the bottom of this post is a fun graphic about why you should join.

I wanted to use one of our great mask for this card and at $6 for 4 of them they really are a wonderful deal and something that you should add to your collection. I wanted to keep this card really simple, and minimal stamping. I was also really excited about the sentiment (once I finally figured it out) because it can be given to anyone. I did end up using a variety of supplies for this card but I really wanted to show how you can create beautiful cards in unique ways. I was excited with how my gold stars came out on top of the tree. Just add a little bit of sparkle to the entire card.

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Also have you seen that Stampin’ Up! is having an amazing sale and that we now have Stitched Framelits that you can add to your collection? Check out the flyer below for more details. Make sure to add these items to your Christmas wish list. Speaking of Stampin’ Up! products make great gifts for anyone or you could give the gift that keeps giving and give a 6 month subscription to Paper Pumpkin! Ask me how!

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Also as promised here are the great reasons why you should join my Team! When I say that this has been the most fun year yet I really mean it. Also do not forget about my great VIP program.

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Thank you for stopping by. If you enjoyed today’s post I would appreciate hearing your comments. Also you can re-share on all of your social medias. Just click the links below. Questions?? Email me at info@papergears.com

 

Christina

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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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