Fall Into Savings – New Customer Paper Pumpkin Promotion Starts Today!

Want to join the fun but don’t know where to start?  Paper Pumpkin is a great way to get your feet wet.  Each month you receive a kit with everything you need to create fun projects.  And each month is a surprise!  Could be cards, could be treat bags, could be anything!  And now is the perfect time to jump in as Stampin’ Up! is offering a great Paper Pumpkin promotion for new subscribers beginning today!  Get half off your September Kit when you subscribe between August 11 and September 10 with promo code HALFOFF0917.

Here is the fine print for this offer:

  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join between Friday, August 11 and Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to the new subscriber’s first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • New subscribers must visit paperpumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at paperpumpkin.com to subscribe.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.

Let me know if you have any questions and have fun!

Daisy Note Desk Caddy

I don’t know about you but I am always hunting for a piece of paper to jot down a note or phone number at my desk.  I swear those little note pads hide from me!  In the hopes of resolving that little problem, I decided to corral them in a cute little desk caddy and this is what it looks like.

daisy note back

This was so simple to make that I can’t believe I haven’t tried it before.  I won’t go into all the scoring details – there are plenty of great YouTube videos out there for you to peruse, so I will just concentrate on the materials used.

I started with three pieces of Old Olive cardstock which were cut and scored to appropriate measurements (you only need one sheet of cardstock for all 3 pieces).  The first formed the box in the front, the second formed a little pen holder tucked inside the box and the third became the easel stand which gives the caddy stability.  No way this baby is tipping over, even with a heavy pen and two note pads inside.

Once all the assembly of the base was completed I concentrated on the fun part – decorating with my favorite DSP!  This is from the Delightful Daisy series and happens to be a sheet I was just never sure about how to use – seemed a bit too busy for a card but turns out it is perfect for this project.  I glued a panel on the inside and one on the outside using Tombow glue.  Then I stamped 3 daisies from the Daisy Delight stamp set in So Saffron ink on Whisper White.  The center bit uses Pear Pizzaz ink to give a bit of contrast in the greens.  I used the Daisy punch to cut them out and then layered them one on top of the other using Tombow glue.  I wanted a bit of separation between the flower and the DSP so I used the Pretty Label punch on Whisper White and sponged the edges of the label with Pear Pizzaz.  This was glued onto the front and then the flower added with a dimensional.  And that completed the decoration!  Easy Peasy and now I have a way to corral my note-taking supplies in one place.

I hope you will give this project a try – it makes a nice little gift for teachers when you send the critters back to school and takes less than an hour to complete. So head on over to my store (click the link in the top right) and if you need any help on finding the YouTube video or have questions about ordering supplies, just leave me a comment below.  I would love to assist you (beats sitting here watching the dust accumulate LOL)!  Ta for now!

Tag – You’re It!

I love making cards, but sometimes creativity takes me in a slightly different direction which was the case last night and this morning.  The linear part of my brain decided to do some co-mingling with the crafty side and the result was…tags!  I had forgotten how much fun these can be and some of our DSP just naturally lends itself to being – well – linear!

Take for instance, the Just Add Color DSP.  I wanted to share some with my daughter-in-law while I was in Texas and cutting up some of the designs in this series is a bit challenging unless you give in to its linearness (is that even a word LOL).  When all was said and done, this little beauty just popped right up begging to be made into a tag.

Tag for Karen C

I started with a base of Whisper White cut to 3-1/4 x 6-1/4.  This was covered by some paper from the Birthday Memories DSP series and feeling somewhat radical, I punched the hole in the corner rather than the center.  Next, I used alcohol markers to color in the strip of Just Add Color panel, pulling in colors from the polka dot paper.  I fussy cut the strip so that I could pop up one half of it on top of the other with dimensionals to give it depth.  This panel was then glued to the tag using Tombow mono glue.  Wink of Stella was applied to the coral bits and the fish were given a coat of Glossy Accents.  Tranquil Tide ribbon was the finishing touch.  What a fun blast of summer!