Friday, January 31, 2014

Birthday Card Stamp-a-Stack

Hey everyone!
Who's ready for the big game this weekend?  Are you a football fan, planning on watching the game?  Or are you a football widow, who is looking forward to the crafting time?  Either way - it should be a good day!!  I will be watching the game, and cheering on our local guys!  We don't have our definite plans nailed down yet - but they will for sure include the 3 F's - football, food, and fun!  #gohawks!

Earlier this month, I had a Birthday Card Stamp a Stack class.  We made 16 cards, four each of four different designs.  I included the Remembering Your Birthday Stamp set in with the class fee, so the ladies could recreate their cards at home.

I wanted to try and cover different types of birthday card needs at this class.  So, I have cards that are manly, boyish, girly, and ...ladylike.  (For lack of a better word!  LOL)

This is my girly card.  I really like the glitter on the cake, and the soft colors.  This card features the Birthday Cake single stamp offered in the Idea Book and Catalog.  

This was my boyish card.  This was my first time doing sanding on the coordinations cardstock, I used the Alphabet Press embossing folder.  I love it!  I can't wait to do it again on another project!!  This card also features the Tag It stamp set, which is our Ronald McDonald House Charities set of the year.  Each time this set is purchase, Stampin' Up! donates $3 to the RMHC.  The whole set is fun, and it also coordinates with our Chalk Talk Framelits.

Here is my grown up girly card.  :)  I saw something like this on pinterest, but I couldn't find the pin to source it here.  I changed it up just a bit to fit my needs.  This card has so many elements.  The stamps are from Everything Eleanor, and Flower Shop.  The Designer Series Paper comes from Modern Medley, Afternoon Picnic, and Etcetera.  We also used the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder.

This was my manly card.  I do not do a lot of manly stuff, so I was a bit worried about it.  But, I saw this pin by Jennifer Jackson, and just changed it up a little.  I knew I wanted to include the new Hardwood stamp from the Occasions Catalog.  This card also features the Clockworks set, which is quickly becoming a favorite!

That is what I have for today!  What ever your plans are, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

January's My Paper Pumpkin

Hey everyone!  Do you know about Stampin' Up!'s monthly kit?  It is called My Paper Pumpkin, and it is awesome!  My Paper Pumpkin is a fun, 30 minute creative escape that is shipped right your door every month.  It comes in a pretty little box, and includes everything you need, except for adhesive to make some sort of surprise fun project each month.

My January kit arrived last week, and I was so excited to see that not only was there a cute project, Stampin' Up! also sent a free package of In Color Boutique Details!  This program has been going for almost a year now, and like with any of our other products, Stampin' Up! is always looking to improve.  They have started including a slightly larger project in the kits, and also, starting in February the stamps that come each month will be photopolymer, instead of the cling mount.

Here is what the kit looked like after I opened it all up.  I had stamps, ink, and everything else I needed to make four cards.  I love that everything I need is right there, all together.  I only needed to grab my snail, and I was ready to create.

Here are the cards I ended up with.  I planned on doing two cards like the flyer, and change up the other two.  But, I had leftover cardstock stickers... so I went back and added some stuff to the basic cards.  I couldn't help myself, I was having so much fun.  LOL

I was having so much fun, that not only did I actually put together the cards from my kit, I even mailed them out!!  

If you haven't tried out My Paper Pumpkin, now is definitely the time to try it out!  The cost is only $19.95 per month, and that includes shipping!  (There will be sales tax added.)  There is no monthly commitment with this kit.  If you decide that you don't want a kit for the month, just log into your account before the 10th of the month, and you can skip that month.  Right now, if you sign up you will receive a free set of 2013/2015 In Color Markers!  That is a $14.95 value!  You can head over and sign up here:  My Paper Pumpkin

I hope you all have a great week!
Thanks for stopping by!