Paper Pumpkin

By | July 22, 2016

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It’s been awhile since we chatted about Paper Pumpkin. If you are unfamiliar with these, they are craft kits put out by Stampin’ Up! every month with the stamp sets and supplies to make either cards or home decor projects.  It’s a subscription service so you don’t even have to think about them.

If you are short on time like most of us these days but LUUUV to craft- it’s really the ideal solution. Stampin Up! designs the project(s) and sends you all the coordinating goodies.

I’ll be frank. (no- don’t call me FRANK). Ok, I’ll be honest.  I was super excited to get these kits when they first rolled out.  Then when I opened the packages… well, not so much.  They kinda stunk.  Peoglinda-the-good-witchple complained.  It wasn’t a “slam dunk” as they say.

But THEN…. apparently the good witch came to town and hit Stampin’ Up! people over the head with her magic wand.
SU! changed them up.  Now, I can honestly say they rock.  And while I like each kit differently, the best part is the stamp set. EVERY SINGLE MONTH you get a new stamp set that you can’t get anywhere else.  And they kinda kick butt.  For real.

This video is from the kit we received in July:

Let’s take a look at some of the cards I just created with these kits.  I used the stamp set from the June 2016 kit to create both of these cards.  The one on the bottom used all products exclusive to that month while the one at the top here, just used the stamp.

I used Washi tape that I accidentally ordered.  Yep- I typed in the wrong product number but I was so excited to receive it!!  I never would have ordered it and I love it.  It’s called Affectionately Yours.  Cute background!!  I am using washi tape more than ribbon now to save on postage and prevent my cards from getting destroyed at the post office!!

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If you want to roll the dice and get all wild & crafty, I highly suggest you take another look at these freaking adorable kits. (They also make a really cool gift for Christmas too)  We offer 3 month subscriptions to try out and guess what- you no likey- that’s okay.  It’s commitment free (like my brother).  You can cancel or put your account on hold at any time.

Grab one!

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Create A Birthday Card

By | July 20, 2016

Create A Birthday Card

Hey guys- I am so excited to share with you how I create a birthday card using the new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  To begin with, I find a project that I like and circle it. You see the picture below of page 13 where I circled a few projects that really hit me.

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Sometimes I have all the “ingredients” to make the card and sometimes I don’t.  I may like the color combination, or the design and layout of the card.

SO… I try to re-create the card.  Sometimes it’s identical, sometimes I change a few things.

Okay, so I wanted to begin with the card on the bottom right hand side.  ADORABLE right?  AND.. bonus, I have this set called “Birthday Blooms”.  Now, it’s time to create a card.

I’m not really a “purple” person.  Ask anyone who knows me.  I don’t think I even own anything purple.  So, I changed this card to “pink”.

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Now you can see that I changed the colors from Purpleand Yellow of the card in the catalog to Pink and Brown on my card.  I also didn’t have the ribbon from the card in the book, so I used some retired ribbon I had on hand.

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I know we all sometimes get stuck on how to start to build our card, so I wanted to remind you to use your catalog!  Even older ones- save those- they are a great resource!

I am going to work my way through the entire catalog so be sure to keep an eye out on this blog for more cool card creations!

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions about this project!

 

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Garden In Bloom

By | July 10, 2016

Announcing our next class… Garden in Bloom!  This class also INCLUDES the stamp set.

Let’s see what it’s all about.

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Garden In BloomWelcome to the “Garden In Bloom” card class!  Not only am I using the Garden In Bloom stamp set in this class- the stamp set is included with your class! (stamp set is included in the “kit to go”)

In this class, you will make 2 of each card.  There are 3 card designs all using your new stamp set!

Early bird registrations will make these two cards (You will get these in the kit to go if you register by July 17th). 

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The fine print:

A portion of the proceeds go to the Southbridge Relay for Life!

**BRING A FRIEND THAT’S NEW TO ME AND pick 5 free cards from my card rack.  You AND your new friend!

This class will also include a pamphlet with directions for each project to take home with you so you can re-create it!

Saturday,  August 13th

Doors open at 11 a.m.

Where: Southbridge Savings Bank- STURBRIDGE, MA (not Southbridge)

Early Bird Sign up is  July 10-17th

Registration ends August 30th!

I provide coffee and lite snacks.  You are welcome to bring your breakfast/lunch- we don’t mind.  There are a few eating spots nearby (Wendys, Cracker Barrel, Dunkin Donuts, Subway)  We also have a kitchen with coffee, a microwave and refrigerator.

Space is limited, so only class attendees please.

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***This is not a “Bring Your Own Project Day”!    The next one is in October. 

Refunds are not issued, nor will credits be carried over, for missed classes as all the supplies have been ordered, cut and prepped for you.

In the event that you are not able to make it to the class you registered for, your card kits will be held for you for either pick up or I can invoice you for the shipping amount.  You will receive an email with the photos of the finished projects and you will be able to create your cards using the stamps and inks you already have.  Thanks for your understanding!

 

 

Stampin Up Bonus Days

By | July 7, 2016

Stampin Up Bonus Days

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You guys!!!  This is the first time Stampin Up has ever done this!  Stampin Up Bonus Days start today.  What is it? Well, let me tell ya my friend… it’s a super awesome promotion where you earn free goodies everytime you shop!

For every $50 you spend between July 7-31, you get a $5 coupon.  

Then, you can use those coupons to spend on orders between August 2-31st!  No limits.

This is a great time to pull out that wish list of yours and start to shop.  You are getting rewards for shopping with us and I think it’s awesome sauce! Woohoo…

Okay, here’s what you need to know:

  • Shop between July 7-31 
  • Spend $50 and get a $5 off coupon EMAILED TO YOU.  (you must use a valid email)
  • Don’t delete that email!  You are going to need that coupon and the email CANNOT be re-sent!!!  WHOA- make sure you are saving the email and maybe writing that code down somewhere to keep it safe!
  • You can use these coupons on any orders between August 2-31st, except Paper Pumpkin subscriptions and Starter Kits.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Have a great day and remember to…

Think It!  Ink It!

Hugs,

Angela

 

LIVE Virtual Party!

By | June 28, 2016

Virtual Party

Tune in Thursday, June 30th at 7:00 pm (EST) for my Virtual Party -LIVE- on Facebook!

The virtual party is FREE to watch and attend.  I will also post the replay on my blog, and Facebook will save the video for you to view at any time.

I will start at 7 pm and demonstrate how to create 3 really cute projects.

Special note:  I am hosting this event to promote my business.  Please keep comments about other Demonstrators offline.  Those comments will be blocked.  Thanks for your understanding!

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I look forward to connecting with more of you online!  See you Thursday night!

Make Gift Bags

By | June 16, 2016

Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the Stampin Friends Blog Hop!

This month’s theme is “NO RULES”, meaning we could create whatever our hearts desired 🙂  How fun is that?

If you’re following along the hop, you’ve arrived from Carolina Evan’s blog.

Don’t forget to click the Next button at the bottom to continue on the hop with Siara Acdal’s blog.

This month we have 3 awesome guest hoppers and I am one of them!

Stacey Lane

Barbara Welch

ME!! (Angela Carter)


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So let’s jump right in.  This is an adorable set of a card and tiny gift bag if you want to give teacher gifts for your little cherubs!  The wording is absolutely perfect on this stamp, don’t you think?

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I began with the little bag and vellum cardstock.  I also love using the design challenges over at the Global Design Project, which included the colors Black, Gray and Melon Mambo.  I cut my vellum to 4 x 10 and then following the directions on the gift bag punch board, I created the bag.

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Once the bag was glued together, I added a metallic foil doily. It fit perfectly!  Then I stamped the sentiment in Archival black ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and punched it out using the 1 3/4″ circle punch.  The sentiment is from the stamp set “Helping Me Grow” and you can find all the products used with links to purchase them below.

Continuing to decorate the bag, I punched out a 2″ circle in Basic Black cardstock and then adhered them to the front of the doily.  Finally, I stamped the word thanks in black ink on Melon Mambo cardstock and cut it out with scissors.  I adhered 2 rhinestones and then adhered it to the the front using Stamping Dimensionals.

I used the metallic gold thread to close the bag.

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Moving on to our card…

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This card is so fun, don’t you think?

I used vellum cardstock at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded it in half.  I then ran just the front of it through the big shot machine using the polka dot embossing folder.

Next, I cut melon mambo cardstock to 5 1/4 x 8 and adhered that to the vellum using fast fuse adhesive.  Now, if you don’t want your adhesive to show through the vellum, make sure you only put it behind where the decorations are!

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For this pendant, I cut Melon Mambo c/s to 2 x 4 and then the Pop of Pink designer series paper (gold sprinkles) to 1 7/8 x 3 7/8.  The pendant shape was made with scissors and gold ribbon was wrapped around and adhered with glue dots.

The Black c/s circle and White c/s circle are the same as the bag only using different stamps.  The heart is from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack and then the circles are adhered with Stampin Dimensionals.

Lastly, I colored in the letters on the stamp with a Wink of Stella glitter brush.

I hope you enjoyed these projects!

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Explosion Box Card

By | June 15, 2016

Today I’m going to show you how to make an explosion box card.  Isn’t it stinking cute?  I sent this to my niece for her 15th birthday.

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To begin making an explosion box card, you’ll need a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock and something to score it with.  I scored it at 4″ on all 4 sides and then cut off the outer squares as shown in the diagram below.

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This is what the card looked like when I had it all decorated.  I used the new paper from Stampin Up called “Pop of Pink”.  I love all these colors together for a teenage girl!

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Yes, this candle will light up!  How cool is that?  An explosion box card with a real candle and cake inside!

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I know what you’re going to ask me.  I’m psychic like that, lol!!!!  THE CAKE- how the heck did I make the cake?

Well, I have a Silhouette Cameo machine.  It cuts any shape I want.  I went into the program on my computer and looked up pop-cup cakes and saw this:

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So, I downloaded that little, cutie patootie cake and then had my machine cut it out.  Now, it was my FIRST TIME doing this, so it’s not nearly as crisp, clean and perfecto as I would like… but it still came out wicked cute.

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The top was really easy.

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To make the lid, follow the picture below.  The cardstock measure 7 1/8 x 7 1/8.  Then, score on all four sides at 1 1/2.  Cut along the score line where directed.  MAKE SURE you don’t cut off the entire corner like you did for the box.  You need these flaps to glue the lid together.

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Once you’re all done cutting, you can go ahead and put the box together however you like.  Use your own cardstock, ink, stamps and decorations to make it super cute!

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Stamp-A-Stack Card Class!

By | June 12, 2016

Stamp-A-Stack Card Class!


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New in colors

It’s time for a “Stamp A Stack” card class!  For those new to this type of class- it’s where you create 20 cards in a short amount of time by re-creating the same card.

In this class, you will make 4 of each card.  There are five card designs all using new colors from the new Stampin’ Up! annual catalog

Early bird registrations will get $5 off.

A portion of the proceeds go to the Southbridge Relay for Life!

**BRING A FRIEND THAT’S NEW TO ME AND TAKE HOME A RETIRED STAMP SET OUT OF MY STASH!  You get to pick your favorite!

This class will also include a pamphlet with directions for each project to take home with you so you can re-create it!

Saturday, July 9th

Doors open at 11 a.m.

Where: Southbridge Savings Bank- STURBRIDGE, MA (not Southbridge)

Early Bird Sign up is June 12th- June 18th

Registration ends June 25th!

THE FINE PRINT:  I provide coffee and lite snacks.  You are welcome to bring your breakfast/lunch- we don’t mind.  There are a few eating spots nearby (Wendys, Cracker Barrel, Dunkin Donuts, Subway)  We also have a kitchen with coffee, a microwave and refrigerator.

I provide coffee and lite snacks.  You are welcome to bring your breakfast/lunch- we don’t mind.  There are a few eating spots nearby (Wendys, Cracker Barrel, Dunkin Donuts, Subway)  We also have a kitchen with coffee, a microwave and refrigerator. 

Space is limited, so only class attendees please.

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THIS IS A PROJECT DAY!!!  YOU BRING YOUR OWN PROJECTS AND I BRING MY SUPPLIES.  CLASSROOM STAYS OPEN UNTIL 8:30 PM.  YOU MUST NOTIFY ME IF YOU WILL BE COMING.

Refunds are not issued, nor will credits be carried over, for missed classes as all the supplies have been ordered, cut and prepped for you.

In the event that you are not able to make it to the class you registered for, your card kits will be held for you for either pick up or I can invoice you for the shipping amount.  You will receive an email with the photos of the finished projects and you will be able to create your cards using the stamps and inks you already have.  Thanks for your understanding!

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Fathers Day

By | June 10, 2016

Who needs more Fathers Day card ideas? What about giving a card to your husband or partner?
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Okay, this card could be used for your Dad, or grandpa or whomever you have in your life that represents a “dad” figure.  Fathers Day

The first thing I did was run the front of this card through the Big Shot machine using the Stylish Stripes folder.  You can view all the products I used in this card by scrolling to the bottom of this post.

Next, I added a strip of cardstock from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper pack and then stamped the anchor.  Remember- you can change this card up and use any colors that you want!

The sentiment was stamped in Black Archival ink and the entire card came together in no time!  This would also make a great card if you needed to assemble lots of cards at the same time- simply because it was just that easy 🙂fathers day

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Father’s Day

By | June 7, 2016

Father’s day is almost upon us friends.  This card features a stamp set that has been carried over into the new catalog from the old catalog.  YAY!  It’s very very versatile.  So let’s see what I did here, shall we?

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The first thing I did was stamp a strip of paper 1 1/8″ x 4 1/2″ and I cut it on an angle.   The tools were stamped in Basic Gray and the cardstock behind it is from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper pack.  These paper packs are so fantastic, I’ve become such a huge fan this past year!!

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Next, before I inked up the muscle man, I used a post-it note and placed it over his legs so they wouldn’t show.  I just wanted the top half of him to show 🙂

So then I inked him up in Black ink and stamped him in the middle of my favorite cardstock- Whisper White!

Next, I stamped the sentiments above and below with basic gray ink.

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The background of this card was created with Basic Gray ink and the “Hardwood” stamp set.  LOVE IT!

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DIY Birthday Card

By | June 3, 2016

Well, it’s officially out. The new Stampin’ Up! catalog. But let’s not forget this very popular stamp set that was introduced this spring and has carried over into the new catalog!!! It makes a great DIY Birthday card! Let’s see…

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Look at how these bright colors just jump off the page against the black background!  Isn’t that super cool?  It’s so bright and vivid.

 

To begin with, I stamped the sentiment in Melon Mambo ink.  One of my favorite things to do nowadays is to use a circle punch when I use a sentiment stamp.

For whatever reason, lately I think everything looks better in a circle.  I know, I’m weird.

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Next up, I used the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack to punch out these flowers.  Black flowers?  I know, it’s very riskee, ha ha.  BUT… look at how bold the contrast is?  And add a few rhinestones or pearls and it’s still looks preppy and positive 🙂  And by the way- these little punches are a great way to use all those little scraps of paper you’re saving.  Yeah- I do that too.

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So I needed some texture to this card.  I decided to emboss the cardstock with the polka dots folder in the Big Shot machine.  It keeps with the “modern” feel of this card.

And just to add another layer of fun, I added a strip of Crushed Curry cardstock and trimmed the ends with my scissors to make a pendant shape.

What do you think?

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Make sure you use the hostess code this month and receive these BRAND NEW Metallic Enamel Shapes in the mail!  Metallic Enamel shapes

*NEW June Hostess Code:  VHM4H2RP

Use this Hostess Code and receive a free gift from me! (Please do not use the Hostess Code if your order is $150 or more so that you can keep the hostess rewards).

Special Note: If you select “No Contact” I do not have access to your name or your address and can not ship your free gift.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Remember… Think It!  Ink It!!

Happy Stamping,

 

 

To use the code:

  1.  Go to my store (you’ll see my name in the top right hand corner)
  2. After filling your card, go to check out
  3. Enter the code in the lower left hand corner

That’s it!

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Father’s Day Card

By | June 1, 2016

Hey there friends!  The date is June 19th and you are going to need a Father’s Day Card!  Let me help you get started with this handmade, nautical card.

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I just adore this card.  The colors are “primary” and just scream summer, dad, husband and fireworks to me!  I live in New England so the Boston Pops and fireworks are pretty big around here.

I started by looking for a patterned paper to match the colors I wanted to use and realized (OH MY GOSH) I don’t have any!  THE HORROR!  What’s a girl to do?

Make her own, of course.

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There’s not much to this.  I decided on the size of Whisper White cardstock to use and them stamped my anchor in Navy.  Pretty cool right?  By the way, I don’t know how anyone can get by without the Stampin’ Up! white cardstock!!  It’s heavyweight, and ink just POPS off the page.  I would NEVER EVER use another brand.

 

Now that we’ve got our paper designed, I wanted to add some texture.  That’s where the Big Shot came into play and the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder.  I didn’t need to emboss the entire card, just the navy strip.
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So we needed a focal point, right?  How about another anchor, but in red this time.  I know, I know- I’m wild.  Just can’t contain my crazy!!

Simply punch the anchor out with a circle punch and do the same with the real red cardstock too that’s behind it.  The card is finished off with a stamp in the lower right corner and some white bakers twine.  As we say in New England- it’s “wicked smaht”.

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Happy early Father’s Day to all you Dad’s out there!
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Last Chance to order from the 2014 -15 Stampin Up Catalog!

By | May 31, 2016

Hi Friends,

It is with fond memories that we will bid adieu to the 2014-15 Stampin’ Up! Catalog at midnight tonight.  But today isn’t over yet- now is your chance to not only place an order for any retiring product, it’s also your last chance to use the May hostess code to get some free goodies in the mail!

I can’t reveal what they are yet until the NEW catalog goes LIVE tomorrow!

It’s all so exciting, isn’t it?

In case you missed it, here is the MAY HOSTESS CODE:

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Here is how you order with a hostess code:

  1. Go to my store and fill your cart! (ha ha)
  2. Make sure my name is in the upper right hand corner
  3. Go to check out or click on the little shopping bag in the upper right hand corner
  4. Enter the hostess code below on the lower right hand side

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New Stampin’ Up! Catalog

By | May 26, 2016

HEY!!!  The new Stampin’ Up! Catalog has arrived.


I want to give you a free copy of the new catalog! Here’s what to do- give me a call so that I can get your details from you and I’ll put it in the mail today!!  Call me if you don’t already have a demonstrator!  (508)736-7149  I look forward to talking to you!

Hugs,

Angela

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