Saturday, May 9, 2015

May Paper Pumpkin Deadline and 24 HOUR FLASH SALE!

URGENT: NEW* Paper Pumpkin Subscribers can get the MAY 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit delivered to your door for ONLY $5!!! (regularly $19.95) Enter Promo Code 24HOURS, along with valid payment and delivery information, to take advantage of this offer.
Offer valid ONLY through Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at 6:50pm MT.
(*NEW Paper Pumpkin Subscribers are qualified by a unique email address used for sign up, which has never taken delivery of a Paper Pumpkin Kit.)

Normally the contents of the kit are a surprise, but we got a little Sneak Peek of the May kit...it contains 4 Gift Bags + 6 Cards & Envelopes, as well as the embellishments, stamps, and ink, to complete the projects. The picture below is a snapshot from a live video you can watch HERE, showing the projects as designed for the kit, PLUS some adorable alternate ideas. The stamps in the kit include a birthday greeting, as well as a generic 'Celebrate' greeting, which would be ideal for upcoming graduations!


CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR PAPER PUMPKIN WITH ME!

(NOTE: you can order additional kits, but any beyond the first promotional $5 kit will be charged at the regular $19.95 price. If you want to order extra kits as Mother's Day gifts, please be aware that they will be delivered to the address you enter on your subscription. When you order through me (at that link above), I am happy to send you an electronic "card" you can print out and give, or forward in email, to the recipient tomorrow! Just email me to let me know you want it.)

Now that I've told you about this fabulous deal, let me explain that there is NO obligation with a Paper Pumpkin subscription. That means, you can take advantage of this $5 deal, and what you choose after that is TOTALLY up to you! You can Skip unlimited months on a subscription, or Cancel at any time. The only caveat is that you need to make sure you enter any changes for a given month, prior to the deadline of the 10th by 11:59pm MT, for them to take effect that month.

As a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you also have the privilege of purchasing Past Kits and Past Kit Refills. These are made available as stock allows, and while supplies last. Past Kits are entire kits, including stamps, ink, and all the consumables. Past Kit Refills include only the consumables. The only way to GUARANTEE you get multiples of a kit, is to add the quantity onto your monthly subscription. The subscription kits will ALL be full kits, with stamp, ink, and consumables. If you only want the consumables, you'll have to wait until the Past Kit Refills become available (*if* they do become available), and try to place your order to get yours before they run out. I'm explaining this in detail, specifically because the Sneak Peek for May's kit has created a lot of excitement, which makes me think that refills for this kit are likely to run out FAST!


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Colorado Springs, CO
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Monday, May 4, 2015

Northern Flurry Christmas Card

As long as I'm in the mode of belated sharing, there are some cards from the holidays that I'd like to post. This one uses several products which are retiring for good after June 2nd, so if you click the link(s) and the product page does not show up, or search my Online Store and cannot find it, the item(s) may be sold out already. So sorry!


I made something like 24 different cards for last year's Christmas card classes, and so many of them are my "favorite" card...but if I had to pick just one card overall, it would be this one. There is such a simple elegance to the layout and color scheme, it seems universally pleasing. It features the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder (retiring) for texture, and the simple script of the Christmas greeting from the Petite Pairs stamp set (retiring, available in wood-mount or clear-mount).

Stampin' Supplies: Petite Pairs stamp set, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder (used with the Big Shot), Very Vanilla card stock, Soft Sky card stock, Crumb Cake card stock, Soft Sky Seam Binding Ribbon (retiring), Baked Brown Sugar ink pad (retiring - SOLD OUT; consider subbing Chocolate Chip or Early Espresso), Basic Pearls.

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Colorado Springs, CO
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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Belated Little Easter Chick (or Duck?)

I know this is running about a month behind...but, better late than never, right? This sweet little chick made the perfect greeting card for my college kids' care packages. This is yet another design idea I stole borrowed from Stampin' Connection, which is an exclusive free forum for sharing ideas that you can access once you Become a Demonstrator!


This card features the Owl Builder Punch. I trimmed the ear tufts off the top corners of the punched body, for the main piece. I also cut the feet from the body and punched another body out in orange, then stuck those orange feet behind the body shape. I saved one of the little yellow feet I cut off, to use as the feather tuft atop the chick's head. For the wings, I used the "vest" shape from the punch, and cut that in half. Then I tucked a half of the vest under each side of the body. For the nose/beak, I punched out the heart shape, but trimmed the top flat. The eyes were punched from black, but instead of trying to glue tiny white dots onto that, I simply used the White Gel Pen to mark them in place.

ALTERNATE IDEA: I think you could use this card for a new baby by making the chick into a duck. All you need to do is round the end of the beak, and then make the feet triangles (by trimming off the top of the heart shape from the punched image). You might want to slide the wings down a little bit, too.

Stampin' Supplies: Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (I recommend wood-mount, but it also comes in clear-mount), Kraft Notecards & Envelopes, Soft Sky card stock, So Saffron card stock, Wisteria Wonder card stock, Calypso Coral card stock, Basic Black card stock, Whisper White card stock, Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, White Gel Pen, Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Basic Rhinestones, Owl Builder Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack (flower shape).

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~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
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Monday, April 27, 2015

Snuggles and Smooches for Him and Her

Sometimes it's hard to get a touchy-feely look for both guys and gals with the same stamp set, without it looking effeminate, but I think Snuggles and Smooches does the trick. All I did was switch out the color palette, and it was a done deal.


And I LOVE how the big heart coordinates with the Sweetheart Punch, and the medium one coordinates with the the heart in the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack--brings everything together so fast! Although this set was released just before Valentine's Day, it makes sweet cards for your cutie pies, any time of year! Check out all the images in the set:


The Snuggles and Smooches stamp set is available only in photopolymer (fabulous for easy image layering), so make sure you've got some Clear Blocks to use with it.

Stampin' Supplies: Snuggles and Smooches stamp set, Whisper White card stock, Tempting Turquoise ink pad & card stock, Soft Sky ink pad & card stock, Island Indigo ink pad, Melon Mambo ink pad & card stock, Pink Pirouette ink pad & card stock, Rose Red ink pad, Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Sweetheart Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Guy Greetings: Happy Birthday Like a Sir!

When the Guy Greetings stamp set meets the Mustache Die, the monocle comes out...and I imagine if this card could talk, it would also have a stuffy British accent... (Note: the Mustache Die is retiring, and currently 50% OFF, so get yours NOW. If it doesn't come up when you click that link, it could be sold out already, sorry!)


I didn't even know this was a thing, but when I showed my daughter this card, she texted me back and said, "Like a Sir!". I thought she was just being naturally clever, but apparently she'd had a little help from the interwebs. "Like a Sir" comes from a meme I somehow missed, probably because I don't spend my life on tumblr. Hilariously enough, I made this card for my son...who plays Minecraft...and I found THIS "Like a Sir" parody when I was looking up the meme. So, for the inside of this card, I'll now have to write "Celebrate Like a Sir!". Ahhhh, synchronicity.

Stampin' Supplies: Guy Greetings stamp set, Mustache Die, Typeset Designer Series Paper, Vellum Cardstock, Basic Black Cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Transfer Adhesive Sheets (to attach vellum), Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad (of course, because a sir wears a tuxedo!), Ornate Tag Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1/8" Basic Black Tafetta Ribbon (different from the one shown), 1/8" Gold Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals.

By the way, the mustache and monocle design was not my original idea. It was shared by a fellow demonstrator, on a demonstrators-only gallery called Stampin' Connection, which is hosted by Stampin' Up!. Just another of the exclusive perks you can enjoy when you Become a Demonstrator!

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Stampin' Up! 2015 Retiring Lists with Discounts up to 50% OFF

UPDATE: ordering demand for these products has caused some slowing on the Stampin' Up! web sites. Please be aware that currently, you may experience a slow shopping process in my Online Store.


TODAY IS THE DAY!!!
Check out the products that are retiring from Stampin' Up! this year:



There are a few things you may not realize at first glance, so let me make note of them for you here:
  • EVERYTHING MY DIGITAL STUDIO IS RETIRING...software, downloads, everything
  • Accessories, Tools, Embellishments, Pre-printed items, and the like, are ONLY available while supplies last (retiring inks, reinkers, and card stock are usually the first to go!)
  • Since Stampin' Up! manufactures their own stamp sets, these will be guaranteed availability through May 26th (new catalog debuts June 2nd)
  • Retiring items marked with ** on the list, denote that only certain parts of the item are retiring. You'll need to check the rest of the list to confirm. (i.e., a Bundle including stamps & dies may be listed as retired, but only the dies are retiring)
  • Please note that Basic Black and Basic Gray inks are listed as retiring, only because they will be returning in the new catalog in improved, archival formulations.


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Friday, April 17, 2015

Stampin' Up!'s Butterflies Have Landed with a SPECIAL OFFER!

These pretties went on back order a long time ago, and then all the dock strikes happened, and the item number was pulled and unavailable for ordering. Sad face. Very sad face. But now, THEY'RE BACK!!! Not just coming, but HERE, and available for order!!! To celebrate, Stampin' Up! is offering two very special,
SPECIAL OFFERS, through April 30, 2015:


Order the Butterflies Thinlits Dies (shown above) at 15% OFF!!!


Order any Butterfly Basics Bundle* (already 15% OFF) and choose one
FREE item from the selection below:

Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (item 138633)
Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (item 138634)
Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 138635)

*The Bundles include the stamp set in your choice of wood-mount, clear-mount, or photopolymer (in English, French, or Spanish), and the coordinating
Butterflies Thinlits Dies.

Just for reference, the two larger dies stand alone, but the smallest butterfly die coordinates with the butterfly image in the stamp set, to make a perfect cut-out. There is also a smaller butterfly in the stamp set that can be punched out with the Bitty Butterfly Punch. The circular date image can be punched out with the 3/4" Circle Punch, and the tiny solid flower image is perfectly framed by the round label in the Little Labels Punch Pack. And on a final note, if you ARE getting the coordinating stamp set, I recommend photopolymer for this one, because it makes layering the images SO much easier!

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Colorado Springs, CO
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