Pals Paper Arts & Mojo Monday Combine in a beautiful card using Stampin Up! products!
Jenn and I both completed the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge #PPA297. The colors were Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, and Daffodil Delight. My card also used the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #MOJO444. Jenn and I have such different styles. As we do more of these challenges you will see that!
Lisa’s Card – #PPA297 #MOJO444
Jenn’s Card – #PPA297
Here are the Stampin Up! Supplies that we used on our cards!
Hi! Hopefully you’ve received your paper pumpkin for this month! I absolutely love it. And this month Stampin’ Up sent us a full size extra stamp set as a celebration for Paper Pumpkin’s 3rd Birthday and last month they sent out their 1 millionth kit! Isn’t that amazing!?
If you don’t know much about Paper Pumpkin then let me tell you what it is. Each month a fully designed project kit arrives at your door with stamps, ink and paper – everything cut and ready to go so you can skip to the fun. You can purchase one month for $19.95 or a monthly subscription and can even skip a month and re-start again! In the past, some kits have come with up to 8 -12 cards to make including envelopes. And my favorite part of all is that you slowly start building up your ink and stamp sets. We offer a folder to keep the stamp sets in and organized with a 6 month subscription. So, if you’d like to know more about Paper Pumpkin and how you can get it sent directly to your door with everything you need then let us know! You can contact us through this link. I’d love for you to be a part of the fun. I’ll be posting some alternative ideas for this month’s kit and I have a surprise, so come back Friday for that post! Until then, happy stamping!
And here are some ideas on what to create with your new stamp set!
Unfortunately, we did not get to attend the OnStage Live Event this past weekend so we had to wait for the 2016-17 Catalog to come online today so we could see all the fun new stuff. Luckily for you, when new stuff comes in, old stuff has to go out! And at a discount! Here is the entire list of retiring product along with a link to get it while you can! It’s first come, first serve, until supplies last. So hurry! Shop here!
We are offering a $10 coupon you can use on the new catalog coming out June 1st if you purchase $50 of product before April 30th! Use hostess code ZSSMCD7H to have your order shipped directly to you.
I’m new to the challenge arena. This is only my 3rd challenge, but it was fun and fast! I surprised myself. It only took me 20 minutes to create this card. The inspiration is from Susan Itell at Pals Paper Arts. I used Stampin Up! Pretty Petals 6×6 paper stack with the Bold Butterflies Framelits. I think it turned out really cute! Maybe I’ll use it for a Stamp Camp!
Pretty Petals Paper with Bold Butterflies framelits.
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!
I recently watched Kylie Bertucci on Periscope and she’s so fun and full of energy! She told me (everyone) that she is having a contest to be highlighted on her blog and the top 5 will get to be in an International BLOG HOP!!! I’ve been wanting to get into a blog hop but thought, how could that be possible….we are BRAND NEW and not many people know us. And now this awesome opportunity has come up! So excited!
The contest was for a thank you card using current Stampin Up products. I made this beautiful card for a customer who recently had a party for us. She had 14 people at her party and 4 people signed up for the deal that we are having right now for a 3-month paper pumpkin subscription!!! She is trying to make her own paper pumpkin group which is fun and exciting for us! Here is the card I made for her:
If you’d like to join the contest, go to Kylie Bertucci’s blog and enter your gorgeous creation! Today is the last day to enter.
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!
Bringing birthdays back? Yes, we are! Well what exactly does that mean you ask? #imbringingbirthdaysback is a new movement that originated with Shannon West a Stampin Up! Training Manager. It’s simply a movement to bring back hand written notes and cards being sent and received via mail! No, not email, Facebook, or text message; good, old fashioned mail. You know that box you go to and usually just take out envelopes that contain bills, advertisements for credit cards and other miscellaneous junk mail – it’s called a mail box! In the “olden days” that mailbox used to be filled with handwritten notes, birthday cards, invitations, Christmas cards and beautiful cards that could bring a little brightness to your day. Well Jenn and I thought this was such a great idea that we wanted to be part of the movement!
We are so excited that Jenn has been making birthday cards every day! We would love to send YOU a card! Email us your name, address and birthday and we WILL send you a birthday card on your special day! You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a great “guy card” that Jenn made yesterday! You know ladies, boys have birthdays too!
We look forward to hearing from you!
Jenn & Lisa
Made with SU Guy Greetings
If you want to make this card here is a list of the Stampin Up! items you will need!
BFF Stampers is filling orders for a few people that needed some sentiment cards for the “flu season”. We used the diagonal score board to make the lined background which adds another dimension to a somewhat simple card. We are very fond of the softness the Rose Red color adds. The “Thoughts and Prayers” stamp set is a very versatile set. Not only does it have Thinking of You and Praying for You but also Sharing in your Sorrow sympathy sentiment. You can find all the elements you need for this card listed below. Happy Stamping!! Lisa & Jenn
Back again to showcase another wonderful new stamp set from the Occasions Catalog today. I have to admit that when I saw this set, it was definitely not one I thought I would like at all because I am not a tea person…I’m a coffee person. But the more I worked with this set, the more I loved it! There are actually a lot of tea drinkers in my circle of people that I could give cards too. I wouldn’t be making cards for myself anyway! I’m so selfish like that…lol.
So I used this set to make my Mojo Monday card yesterday.
Anyway, here it is, A Nice Cuppa stamp set and the coordinating products.
Here’s a couple more fun samples:
I hope you have as much fun as I’ve been having with them!