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Paper Pumpkin - Alternative Projects for February 2018

As promised in yesterday's YouTube video (see below), here are pictures of all my Paper Pumpkin alternative projects I came up with. If you received the February 2018 kit, Wildflower Wishes, you may love some of these ideas. If you haven't received it, you should subscribe! Until March 31st, you can earn additional FREE products during Sale-A-Bration. See all the details below...

Above, I basically used all the pieces from the kit. You got so many floral stickers, they were screaming to be put onto a card! The only additional product I used here were some Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes. Do you see the "hi"? You get lots of letters in the kit (that aren't used on the projects)... I talk more about that later.

For now, here's a better look at that floral arrangement - maybe you caught a glimpse of my project on my Instagram feed yesterday.

The next card also uses Note Cards & Envelopes, but these are the regular ones. I cut apart an envelope to get the floral background layer and the tag is from a past Paper Pumpkin kit. I used some scraps and the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch.

Here you can see how I cut apart one of the envelopes. Measuring from the bottom, I cut off 3". The bottom pocket was used for one project, pictured below, and the top piece is what I cut apart and used above.

For this pocket card, I used the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper and Crushed Curry Ink & Paper to coordinate with the flower. To cut the notches for the gift card, I easily cut those with dies from the Lots to Love Box Framelits.

I thought it would be fun to tuck a little stamping in behind the gift card area. A fun surprise for the recipient when the card is removed.

This last card is probably my favourite. To get the leaf detail on the card base, I used one of the "garbage" pieces from punchouts from the kit as a stencil, grabbed a Sponge Dauber and sponged on some colour. On the left, I ran a piece of Garden Green Card Stock  through the Big Shot using the newly released freebie from Sale-A-Bration - the Basket Weave Dynamic Texture Embossing Folder. You too can can get this folder for free (plus a stamp set) with any $120 order. It'll also be in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue. ;)

To get the little basket, I punched a piece of Garden Green with the Pretty Label Punch, chopped it in half and cut off the bottom to make it flat, like a pot.

You might be wondering how I got those "p's" to spell happy. Well, I run it down for you in my video, but here is a still shot of all the letters you get in the kit and some of my favourite words you can spell with them. To get the "p's", you just need to turn the "d" from friend upside down. ;)

If you haven't checked out my video already, here it is:

Before I go, I wanted to mention that until March 31, you can earn additional FREE products thanks to Sale-A-Bration. It really is the perfect time to give a Paper Pumpkiin subscription a try... or add to your already existing one. If you don't already have a demonstrator, I'd love for you to choose me - Steph VanDorp.

If you choose to sign up for the 12-month subscription ($295), I highly suggest bumping up your order by $5 so that you could earn FIVE Sale-A-Bration freebies. That's in addition to saving $2/month on your subsciption AND $30 in Hostess Dollars!

Purchase a subscription by clicking on the picture below. Once you get your code, add it to your Paper Pumpkin account BEFORE March 10th to get in on the special 5th Anniversary Paper Pumpkin & free gift!

Until next time, stay crafty!

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Remarkable You - Brusho

It's the 15th of the month... that means another Blog Hop! Thanks for stopping by to check out my project! This month we're playing with Brusho. So fun!!

I had so much fun playing with this stuff. The possibilities are endless. I started with a piece of Shimmery White Paper, some Brusho and a few spritzes of water. I didn't know what I was going to create, but once it dried, the ideas came to me. I wanted the focus to be on the amazing colours that resulted from the Brusho, so I opted for the line image from the Remarkable You stamp set.

To compliment the shimmer from the paper, I used some of the gorgeous Sale-A-Bration ribbon. I just love the flecks of glimmer. I played around with mounting my layer too and love the fun layering that resulted. Did you catch that?

To finish things off, I punched the sentiment out with the Pretty Label and embossed my black card base with the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder - a sneak peek from a new Sale-A-Bration release coming out February 16th. It will also be in the 2018/2019 Annual Catalogue. ;)

Thanks for hopping (hehe) by today and make sure you check out the other designers from our team:

1. A La Cards (Leena)
2. Lolly & Sand (Sandy)
3. justBstamping (Barb)
4. Stamping with Jen (Jen)
5. Hofkissed (Steph) << You Are Here

Until next time, stay crafty!

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Paper Pumpkin Alternatives!

I'm excited to share more details with you today on some of my #redboxchallenge cards I created using past Paper Pumpkin Kits. Some pieces dating as far back as 2014! Gasp!!

You may have seen my above teaser on Instagram earlier today. As promised, I will go into more details on some of them... be prepared for a longer-than-normal post. ;)

Above is a quick & simple home decor piece I created with a 5x7" frame. I used the gold letter stickers you got in the June 2016 kit, Banner Surprise. It's not my greatest video (one of my firsts, actually and it's OK to laugh!), but check it out for a tip on getting those letters. ;)

See, a good laugh, right? So many errors... hehe.

Here come a few alternatives that use pieces from as far back as July 2014!! You'll see from the samples below how I combined many of the same pieces to create different designs.

This first one uses some star paper (it really was the "garbage pieces" from the shaker card components!) from the December 2014 kit, All Shook Up. I combined it with a few other elements from the current catalogue - doilies, Stampin' Blends and some paper.

Here's another example... do you see those stars again?! The blue star was a sticker from the July 2014 kit, Wish Big. I combined it again with the Stampin' Blends and the Color Me Happy Stamp Set. The "you" was die-cut with the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies... yours FREE with any $120 order.

Here are the stars again... but totally different card, eh?! On this card though, I used the "garbage piece" from the star stickers and created a background with it. I also combined those same elements, but also used the Epic Celebrations Stamp Set (free with any $60 order) and Shimmer Ribbon (also free with a $60 order). 

One last one with those stars... I know, I had a lot! This time though, I combined those 3-year-old kit pieces with a the recent kit from August 2017, Giftable Greetings. I added some Silver Thread and heat embossing.

These two (actually, I was able to create three), used pieces from the August 2017 kit, Giftable Greetings. I used the "garbage pieces" from the punched out flowers... maybe you see a trend here. haha. The stamp set is from the July 2017 kit, Positively Picturesque.

This last one is one of my favourites! I used the flowers and stamp from the August 2017 kit, Giftable Greetings, the leaves (flipped over to reveal the white side) are from the September 2017 kit, Layered Leaves and the detailed circle is from the October 2017 kit, Pining for Plaid. You'd think they were all from one kit!

As you can see, when you subscribe for a minimum of 3-months, you get a whole bunch of items that can work together to create new projects! Until March 31st is actually the best time to subscribe. When you purchase a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription, you can earn Sale-A-Bration freebies (up to 5!!), save money (on the 6 or 12 month subscriptions) AND, even earn Hostess Dollars when you purchase the 12-month subscription. How cool is that?! If you're considering the 12-month for $295, I highly suggest adding an additional $5 item so that your total gets up to $300, earning you 5 Sale-A-Bration freebies AND $30 in Hostess Dollars!

Hope I've inspired you if you have some of these kits lying around... and if you're not a subscriber, perhaps you're intrigued enough to give it a shot!

Until next time, stay crafty!

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