Friday, July 26, 2013

Paper Pumpkin

 Have you heard of Paper Pumpkin?  It's a new subscription-type paper-crafting surprise that comes in the mail for you each month, from Stampin' Up!  It's normally $19.95 per month, but from now, until August 31st, YOU can get it for only $10/month for each of your first two months, by entering PROMO CODE: PUMPKINDEAL

Look at the amazing value in this bundle!  This is the welcome kit!  You get a clear block (size D--an $8.50 value), an ink spot, two stamps, and four cards with envelopes!  SO worth signing up!  The best part is, that after two months, you can choose to continue the service for $19.95, suspend for a month, or cancel with no further obligations!  Of course, I hope you see the value I do in this amazing product and continue.  :) 
Join Now!
OR here's my link:

Make sure to enter the promo code and me as your demonstrator.  Enter your personal payment information, and mailing preferences, and submit.  You will get a confirmation e-mail.  Your card won't be charged until around the 10th of each month, and it's only $10, plus tax.  Sign up today!
 Here are some fun designs that I came up with, while playing with my first Paper Pumpkin kit!
~Hoppy Crafting! 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Mr. & Mrs. Wedding Card

I love this new Coastal Cabana cardstock!  I needed a quick wedding card recently, and decided that this would have enough 'pop' to do the trick!  I hope you like it!

Here's the recipe:
Mr. & Mrs. stamp
Papaya Collage stamp set (leaves on Coastal Cabana cardstock stamped in VersaMark)
Coastal Cabana cardstock (base)
Whisper White (oval cut with the Oval Collection Framelits and embossed with Perfect Polka Dots)
Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
Smoky Slate ink pad
VersaMark ink pad (stamped background image on Coastal Cabana cardstock)
Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper (strip under oval)
Silver Glimmer Paper (punched with the Bitty Butterfly 3x)
Tea Lace Paper Doilies (behind the DSP and Oval)
Dimensionals (popping up oval)

~Hoppy Crafting!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Convention Christmas Swap

I'm SO excited for the Stampin' Up Convention!  I signed up for a couple of swaps, and this is what I made for the Christmas Card Swap!  Sorry I didn't get a better pic, I had them all packaged and ready to pack, then realized I didn't take a pic! 

Here's the recipe:
Backyard Basics Stamps and Framelits (bird)
Lovely As A Tree (pine trees)
Midnight Muse cardstock (base)
Whisper White cardstock (layer, torn snow, and oval w/greeting)
Silver Glimmer Paper (left edge)
Midnight Muse ink pad (sponged on oval and used for sentiment)
Staz-on Jet Black ink (bird)
Old Olive ink pad (trees)
Read Red Stampin' Write Marker (bird)
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker (bird)
Scallop Edge Border Punch (on silver glimmer paper)
Large Oval (sentiment)
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
Natural Linen Thread (through faceted button)
Dimensionals (bird and oval)

~Hoppy Crafting!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Convention Clipboards

I made these two fun clipboards for my upline and I to use during the upcoming Stampin' Up Convention.  For the top one, I use the new Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper, and for the bottom (because Deb's favorite colors are pink and brown), I used the brown from the new Sweater Weather DSP and pink from retired Sparkles and Sprinkles DSP. 
These boards were super easy to make! I inked the edges, and then used Mod-Podge to adhere the gorgeous papers.  I used the torn paper technique to add each layer.  I also ended up using about three coats of Mod-Podge over the tops to seal them.  I decorated the backs, as well, and finished off the tops with coordinating ribbon and a loop to hold a pen (sorry, no pic!  Packed them and forgot!....soooo much to do to prepare for convention!).  I think they'll work well! 
~Hoppy Crafting!