I hope you had a wonderful three day weekend. I finally got a date with my hubby that was long overdue. We went to go see the new DC comic movie, Suicide Squad and we loved it! We are definitely a Marvel family but we really do like any superhero movies, villians or good guys.
Now onto my very first love, papercrafting (lol!). I love this new Christmas tag kit that was released in the new Holiday Catalog on September 1st. It is so easy to put together and it’s adorable! I also think this tiny tin is just something I can not live without! The Tin of Tags stamp set that you purchase to coordinate with the kit has the perfect font. I would have bought this stamp set whether it went together or not. It has all the most perfect sayings for Christmas tags.
One thing I really like about our kits is that Stampin’ Up! provides YouTube videos of how to put the kits together along with the instructions that comes in the kit. So whether you are a visual learner or can just follow directions on paper, this will be easy as pie! Pumpkin pie? Is it time yet!?
Here is the video from Stampin’ Up! to show you how easy these tags are to put together.
Click here if you’d like to purchase the Tin of Tags Kit and here for the stamp set. We will be hosting a Tag Class on Tuesday, October 23rd, so if you’d like to come use our inks and stamp set, then RSVP on our FB page and click under events. The cost for the event will be $26. That will include the Tin of Tags Kit with tax and shipping. We will provide the ink, Tin of Tags Stamp Set, and the adhesive you will need. If you’d like to own your own stamp set, the cost will be $51, which will include your Tin of Tags Kit, your own Tin of Tags Stamp Set with tax and shipping. You will have access to our ink and adhesive.
Hope you can make it! Happy Stamping!
It’s BOGO time! Buy your first month of Paper Pumpkin and get your second month FREE! Sign up at PaperPumpkin.com and use BOGO for the promo code.
Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set and Thinlit set is still available while supplies last! You don’t want to miss this very versatile stamp set. You can also purchase them together as a bundle for a 10% discount.
Stampin Up! is retiring all their current bundles.
The Stampin Up! bundles usually include a stamp set and a thinlit, framelit, or punch set. They are offered as a bundle for 15% off. All of the current bundles are retiring. The 2016-2017 Annual SU Catalog may still have the stamp set and the die set, but you won’t be able to purchase them together for a discount. Also, all new bundles will only offer a 10% discount.
So if you have any favorite bundles you need to purchase them by May 21, 2016. Also, since they are on the retiring list some of them may be offered at an even larger discount. I know a few of my favorites are leaving: Number of Years, Bear Hugs and Butterfly Basics!
This past Saturday we had another of our BFF Monthly Stamp Camps! Our next one is schedule for May 7. Here are the 3 cards we made and the supply list for each card.
The Mother’s Day Card is absolutely beautiful and while it looks complicated was relatively simple! We used 5 sets to create this card – however you can do it with less:
Hardwood – for the background
A Nice Cuppa – for the “Worlds Best Mother”
What I Love (SAB) – for the flowers and leaves
Rose Wonder – for the sentiment on the last panel
Birthday Blooms – for the “for YOU” on the box band
The top of it was made using a retired SU boarder punch called “Scallop Trim”, however I’ve listed “Confetti Hearts Boarder” punch that can be substituted and look just as great!
Basic Card Instructions:
8 1/2 x 11 cut in half long way at 4 1/4
Score at 2 3/4, move that score line down to 2 3/4 and score again, repeat 2 more times – gives you the 4 panels
Use the “Decorative Label” punch to make the bottom feet – punch half way up the label in the middle of each panel
Use a boarder punch of your choice across the top (we used Scallop Trip – retired)
Mothers Day Card
Envelope Box Instructions:
Start with a 7 5/8 x 7 5/8 piece of card stock
Using the Envelop Punch Board, punch and score at 2 3/4 and 3 1/4, turn and repeat on each side
The band is 2 pieces of card stock cut at 7 x 1 – attach pieces together and measure around the box
Our next card is a very cute kid’s birthday card using the “No Bones About It” stamp set. Gotta love ya some dinosaurs!
Kid’s Birthday Card
Finally we have another birthday card using 2 stamp sets: Perfect Pairings (SAB) and Gorgeous Grunge. This is a very versatile card that can be made very simply with just the stamps and card stock, or dressed up as we have it with background stamps, DSP, bakers twine and punch embellishments! Oh, this card is totally CASED from our Stampin Success Magazine!
On Saturday we had a Stamp Camp and it was so much fun! I love when all of our friends can get together and create. We had a couple first timers this time and it’s exciting to see their reactions to what they can make. We made a cute little pizza box that holds 4 notecards and envelopes.
So I promised on Periscope to share the dimensions of the box. It’s a 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ box. Perfect to fit 3×3 notecards inside to give away or keep for yourself.
The crumb cake piece starts as a 5 1/2 x 10″ piece.
I’ve scored it longwise at 1″ and 4 1/2″.
Then I flipped it and scored it at 1″, 4 1/2″, 5 1/2″ and 9″.
Then cut the lines as in the diagram.
I punched a half circle out for a finger spot to open the box easier.
I used tear and tape to hold the box together. I put the tape on so the tabs would be on the inside of the box and not showing. Also, you want to make sure your lid has the half circle cut out.
Here’s everything from Stamp Camp. Feel free to CASE!
We will be on Periscope later today so keep an eye out for us and don’t forget to like us and follow us everywhere for a chance to win these birthday tags!