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!

Candles 2

I am back with another variation from yesterday with the candles using this Merry Pattern stamp set that is an exclusive for hostesses.

The only thing that I really changed about this card is the background paper but it really does change up this card. Again this is such an easy and fun card to create and they took no time to put together.

Since it is Saturday I am going to keep this post super short and sweet and I hope you have a great day!

See you 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!

 

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.

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!

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**

Global Stamping Friends Color Challenge

I am back with another hop with the amazing Global Stamping Friends!! I am absolutely loving being part of these and seeing the creations from around the world. I hope that you are enjoying this too!

This month we are doing a color challenge and boy was this a challenge. First I had to figure out if I had these colors and thankfully I did and second I am still trying to figure out where to put everything as we put the house together.

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So here is the card that I created and designed

 

I wanted to do another simple Christmas card and I really enjoyed how this turned out. To achieve the background I took Pool Party re-inker and put some drops on a sponge triangle (Cut down your sponge) and then sponged-off on a scarp sheet of paper a little bit to lighten up the color. After that I just went to down on a piece of whisper white paper and stopped when I liked the effect. I feel it has a little bit of that winter storm vibe going on with it. I then stamped my sentiment and the deer in Smokey Slate and placed on top of a piece of Night of Navy Cardstock. For my embellishments I used our glitter enamel dots and just randomly placed them on the card.

Make sure to subscribe to my blog so that you always get the latest updates and happenings. I am also doing a product share and having a virtual Facebook party in my Paper Gears VIP Group that is open to anyone. If you would like to join all you have to do is ask 🙂

Make sure to keep hoping along!

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  1. Courtenay Heuston
  2. Stephanie Nash
  3. Anita Wifladt
  4. Tricia Butts
  5. Sharleen Luciano
  6. Kimberley Anne Morris
  7. June Olsen
  8. Jan Musselman
  9. Anastasia Radloff
  10. Rachel Macleod
  11. Ellen Woodbridge
  12.  Karie Beglau
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