March’s Paper Pumpkin Succulents!

Hello Folks!

I subscribe to a monthly kit from Stampin’Up!

called Paper Pumpkin!

Every Month for $19.95 I get a kit!

Included in the kit will be all you need to create:

cards, boxes, bags, or home décor…each month is different!

March’s Box was called “Grown with Love”

this kit/box featured Succulents.

The kit contained all of materials to make

three different designs to create 9 cards!

All you add is your tape runner!

The kit comes with ALL the papers-card bases, and tags and scenes!

a stamp set-photopolymer, an ink spot (Fresh Fig), glue dots,

Stampin’ Dimensionals, Solid Baker’s Twine, and even the silver enamel dots!

Here are the Cards!

Card #1

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This Card, I followed the instructions and used most of the supplies.

The Poppy Parade flowers are from the stamp set included in the kit!

However, I did use a different twine from my stash!

The Crumb Cake from the Nature’s Twine pack!

I also used a different Stamp Set-Healing Hugs.

The inside…

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I used Poppy Parade inside too along with the Fresh Fig!

Card #2

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This Card I used a different card base, I used Smoky Slate Cardstock!

I also used the Mint Macaron twine color from the Nature’s Twine pack!

the inside…

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The greeting and inside sentiment are from the stamp set that came with the kit!

Card #3

 

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Again, the Blackberry Bliss from the Nature’s Twine pack!

I also used the Basic Black for the card base and

Lemon Lime Twist for the mat, for the succulents!

The greeting is from the included photopolymer stamp set, from the kit!

the inside…

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The sentiment is from the Beautiful Promenade Stamp Set.

These 3 Cards I made different from the other 6…these will go to my SIL

who is fighting brain cancer. I usually mail out one card a week to her.

The rest of the cards (6) I made Birthday Cards!

Here are some pics of the instructions!

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An instruction sheet is included in each kit!

This is the step by step visual aid with instructions under the pics!

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That little ruler at the bottom is to measure the length of your twine!

This is a pic of what is included in this kit!

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All you add is your tape runner! In your very first kit…you will receive an

acrylic ‘D’ block from Stampin’Up! to be used in the rest of your kits!

All consecutive stamp sets in these kits will fit this block!

Here’s a pic of the 2 card bases included in the kit, that I didn’t use!

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A close up of the white base…it had a textured look!

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I now have 6 Card bases to use for something else in the future!

 

If you would like to receive monthly kits…go to paperpumpkin.com and sign up!

You can buy month to month, 3 months, 6 months, or even a year!

I do month to month!

Until the next Post…Blessings and fun Kits to you ALL!

Bring On The Cake for SIP191…!

Hello All!

Thank you for peeking in today!

Today’s Cards are for a theme Challenge…

“Bring On The Cake!”

from Stamps Ink Paper #191  (SIP191)

Here is the Challenge!

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I am up to the Challenge!

I brought them all on…!

Here are my Cards!

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I made a Wedding, an Anniversary, and 2 Birthday Cards!

I had this little box of Sweet Soirée Embellishments leftover and

I thought this was a great Challenge to use them up!

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Here are the Close up shots of my Cards!

 I chose to make 2 Birthday Cards!

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Here is how I stamped the inside of the Birthday Cards!

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Yes, I did add flora to the inside of the Cards too!

 

Here is a Close up of the Wedding Card!

 

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The flora embellishments are Vellum with silver!

Here is the inside of the Card!

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The Anniversary Card!

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The inside of the Anniversary Card!

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Cardstock:

Whisper White Thick– for all the card bases

Ink:

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink– all stamping

Stamp Sets:

Wedding Card Stamp Set- Special Celebrations

Anniversary Card Stamp Set- Petal Palette

Birthday Cards Stamp Set- Perennial Birthday 

Accessories:

Sweet Soirée Embellishment Kit– cakes and flora

 

Here are the Cards, once more!

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I have many pieces of the Flora from this kit leftover

I will have to find a way to use up the rest of them!!

I made myself a challenge to use up a lot of ‘leftovers’ I have in my stash,

this is one of many…Alas! we ARE Crafters and Borderline Hoarders!

I hope you have enjoyed these cards as much as I enjoyed making them!

Until the next Post…Blessings and Cake Love to you ALL!

 

Strutting His Stuff for PP433…!

Hello Folks!

Thank you for peeking in for today’s Card!

The Challenger for today is…

The Paper Players  (PP433)

Here is the Challenge!

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Clean and Simple!

 

 

Here is my Card!

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I did stamp on one layer, but to color him in…it bled through…so I cut it down

and mounted on a Crumb Cake card base! I always forget that!

 

Here is the simple inside of my Card!

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FOR THE CARDMAKER…

CARDSTOCK:

Crumb Cake- card base

Whisper White- front and inside panels

STAMP SETS:

Home to Roost- wheat grasses and rooster

Country Road- greeting

Special Celebrations- inside sentiment

INKS:

Crumb Cake- grasses, first and second generation stamping

Soft Suede- greeting and inside sentiments

Memento Tuxedo Black- to stamp the rooster

STAMPIN’ BLENDS:

To color Rooster:

Light Poppy Parade, Light and Dark Old Olive, Light Pumpkin Pie,

Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Mossy Meadow

ground-Light Soft Sea Foam

grain on stalks and on ground- Dark Mango Melody

 

Here is my Card, once more!

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He is just strutting his stuff…all that grain to himself!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Rooster Love to you ALL!

A Gingerbread Man (and Woman) for 52CCT…!

Hello All!

Welcome Back!

I Thank You for your time peeking in for Today’s Card!

Today’s Card is for a Theme Challenge from

52 Christmas Card Throwdown #11   (52CCT11-19)

Here is the Challenge!

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Run, run, run as fast as you can.

You’ll never catch me, I’m the gingerbread man.

I ran from the baker and his wife too.

You’ll never catch me, not any of you.”

 

Here is my Card!

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I had to add a Gingerbread Woman!

Sort of like, the Adam and Eve thing!!!

Truth be told…he looked lonely!

 

Here is the simple inside of the card!

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This sentiment was large…I let it stand alone.

 

THE LIST OF ITEMS USED TO MAKE THIS CARD:

CARDSTOCK:

Whisper White Thick- card base, 8.5″ X5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

Whisper White- regular, scrap pieces for stamping the gingerbread cookies and their bows

Real Red- their hearts

Cherry Cobbler- for the stamped frame

STAMP SETS:

Buffalo Check- background stamp for the frame

Cookie-Cutter Christmas- gingerbread cookies, bows

Merry Christmas to All- greeting and inside sentiment

INK:

Garden Green- greeting, inside sentiment

Crumb Cake- female cookie

Soft Suede- male cookie

Memento Tuxedo Black- the background Buffalo Check for the frame

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Rectangle Stitched Framelits– to cut out the frame from a larger stamped piece

Cookie Cutter Punch- to punch out the cookies, bows, and hearts

 

Here is the Card, once more!

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Hmmm…first day of Spring and now I’m craving a Gingerbread Cookie!

Alas! I will wait till the Fall!

 

Until the next Post…Blessings and Cookie Love to you ALL!

 

A Succulent Love, Two-fer for TSOT399…

Hello Everyone!

Welcome Back for 2 Cards for a Double Challenge!

Today’s Cards are for Challenger

Try Stampin On Tuesday # 399   (TSOT399)

This Challenge is similar to Fusion Challenges!

We were Challenged to use the Inspiration Photo or the Sketch…or both!

 

Here is the Challenge!

TSOT 399-Succulent Love

Succulent Love!

I made 2 Cards for this challenge!

I used a Bread and Butter Plate! I traced around the edge of the plate

onto my DSP and then hand cut the oval out!

Not to waste a thing too, I couldn’t decide which way to go

with my Card…I used both pieces of DSP and made 2 Cards!!!

 

Here are my Cards!

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The left is the larger DSP and the right is the piece cut off!

NO WASTE! 2 Beautiful Cards!

 

Here is a Stand alone of the Card on the Left…

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Love those Succulents! Again I used the retired ‘Oh So Succulent’ 2 step

Stamp Set and the matching Succulent Framelits for these Cards!

I prefer these succulents over ALL!

 

Here is the stand alone of the Card on the Right!

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The cut out piece from the larger, still follows the sketch!

Adding the Circles was my idea…the succulents needed something to make the POP!

It also followed the ‘Oval’ shape to give those succulents a base to stand on!

 

Here is how the inside of BOTH Cards were designed!

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I am so happy I didn’t get rid of this Succulent Stamp Set and Framelits!!

 

HERE IS A LIST OF ITEMS USED TO MAKE MY CARDS:

CARDSTOCK:

Whisper White Thick- card base

Whisper White Regular- circles, stamping the succulents, greeting banner

Lemon Lime Twist- banner mat and strip down the right side of card

DSP:

Painted Seasons DSP- 4″ x 5.25 piece, oval cut out

STAMP SETS:

Heartfelt Blooms- greeting

Stitched All Around- inside sentiment

Oh, So Succulent- retired, 2-step stamp set for all the succulents

INKS:

Call Me Clover- greeting, inside sentiment, step 1 succulents (outline)

Lemon Lime Twist- step 2 of succulents (inside)

Coastal Cabana- step one of succulents (outline)

Pool Party- step 2 of succulents (inside)

Flirty Flamingo- outline of succulents (pearly ones)

Stampin’ Write Marker- Petal Pink- to color the tips of the succulents

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting machine

Layering Circles Framelits- large scallop circle, 2 white circles

Starburst Punch- smaller scallop circle

Succulent Framelits- to die cut ALL succulents

ACCESSORIES:

Basic Jewels, Rhinestones- on card fronts

 

Here are the Cards again!

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Which do you like the Best?

Mr. Hubster likes the one on the left…I like the one on the right!

I am seeing that the succulents are still on trend too!

 

ON ANOTHER NOTE:

My last Garden Club Meeting…the topic was Succulents!

My take away from that meeting…

Take the succulents out of the pots you buy them in,

gently squeeze the potting medium off the plant that was used by the seller.

*It is Peat Moss and it can turn to brick and choke your plants. (this goes for all plants!)

The Plants are shipped from California to all over the US…they need to use light weight

Peat Moss for the best cost for weight, for shipping.

After squeezing, pinching off the Peat Moss…

Lay the plant down on a dry paper towel and let it heal itself from

any root breakage (a couple of days). It won’t dry out (the leaves hold it’s water!)

Make a mix of GOOD potting mix (i.e….Miracle Grow Potting Mix) and Pearlite, 50/50. This is an excellent mix for these and all plants!

They also do not need a lot of watering…water about once a month!

Water, let drain out, till no more dripping… place in a well lit area,

but not direct sunlight! Enjoy your succulents!

 

Until the Next Post…Blessings and Succulent Love to you ALL!

 

Warm and Cozy for Fusion!

Hello ALL!

Happy Monday Morning to you ALL!

 

Today’s Card is for the Fusion Challenge…MINT!

you can do the sketch or the inspiration photo or BOTH!

I am doing BOTH!

 

Here is the Challenge!Fusion Mar 7-001

I picked up on the Cabling in the photo and the Mint Greens and White!

So Cozy and Warm Looking! Yet a peek of Spring!!!

 

Here is my Card!

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I used the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF for the front panel AND the greeting mat!

 

Here is the inside of my Card!

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HERE IS THE LIST OF ITEMS USED TO MAKE MY CARD:

CARDSTOCK:

Mint Macaron- card base

Whisper White- front and inside panels, greeting banner

STAMP SETS:

Winter Wishes- greeting

Special Celebrations- inside sentiment

INK:

Mint Macaron- greeting and inside sentiment

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting and dry embossing machine

Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF- card front and greeting mat

Rectangle Stitches Framelits- greeting banner and mat

 

Here is my Card again!

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It is still COLD up in New England…this card is going to my SIL who is fighting

Brain Cancer…keep her (Anita) in your prayers, please. Thank you.

 

Until the next Post…Warmth and Love to you ALL!

Shamrock Love for TCC110 & SIP190…!

Hello All!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you ALL!

This is my Second Card for Today!

This Card is for 2 (St. Patty’s Day) Photo Inspirations!

 

Here is the First Challenge from

The Card Concept #110  (TCC110)

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Shamrock Blessings!

 

And our Second Challenger is

Stamp Ink Paper #190   (SIP190)

SIP-190-Best-of-Luck

Clover! (LOL another Shamrock!)

Here is my Card!

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I tipped it back to hold closed for this picture!

 

Here is the Card Opened!

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I LOVE the Lace Edgelits!

 

HERE ARE THE STOCKS AND MEASURES FOR THIS CARD:

CARDSTOCK:

Garden Green- card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored @ 4.25″ fold in half on the score

measure 1.25″ and mark at the top and the bottom of the card front (you will use

these marks to line up the Edgelits)  scraps to cut out hearts for shamrock and stem

Garden Green- mats,  square-2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″      greeting mat, 7/8″ x 2.25″

Whisper White- front panel, 2 7/8″ x 5.25″     inside panel, 2 3/8″ x 5.25″

greeting banner, 1″ x 2 3/8″

Mango Melody- 1 5/8″ x 5 3/8″

DSP:

Frosted Floral DSP- front square, 2.5″ x 2.5″

inside panel, 2.75″ x 5.25″

STAMP SETS:

Teeny Tiny Wishes- retired, greeting

Itty Bitty Greetings- inside sentiment

INK:

Garden Green- greeting and inside sentiment

TOOLS:

Big Shot- die cutting and dry embossing machine

Subtles Dynamic TIEF- linen look to front panel

Lots of Love Box Framelits- hearts for shamrock

Delicate Lace Edgelits- edging on card front (line up the Lace Edgelits on the

2 pencil marks and run through the Big Shot to cut)

ACCESSORIES:

Gold Metallic Self Adhesive Sequins- leftovers from a previous Paper Pumpkin!

Metallic Pearls- Gold, used in the center of the sequins and the center of the shamrock!

 

Here is my Card again!

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I made 2 of these Cards…they will go to my Grand-daughters!

As you read this Post…they should have got them yesterday!

 

Until the next Post…St. Patrick’s Day Blessings to you ALL!

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