The Challenge Design

Yes, I’m back to designing cards again, and working towards doing some for challenges. I received a few design challenges every week, but haven’t been working much on my designing skills…just been remotely creating the same card styles over and over.

For this challeng, we were asked to design a card based upon this photo:

I usually create cards that are clean and layered…it’s just how I think. The inspirations or this card was the “picture window”. It reminded me of the returning favorite DSP, First Frost (available beginning August 4th)…one of my absolute winter-themed papers. I also created this card for other challenges, one that used specific colors: Gorgeous Grape, Pacific Point, and Bermuda Bay, and Whisper White, as well as other challenges (Double Trouble and Heart2Heart), using my favorite tools. The little bit of bling I used here was the Basic Rhinestones. As you all know, my favorite tools are my Stamparatus, BigShot (which is currently retired, but the new machine will hopefully be available in August), and paper trimmer. I couldn’t make my cards without them.

I call this card Maybe Christmas Means…more Angels, because it is a Christmas card. I also used the Maybe Christmas Means More stamp set from Stampin’ UP!. This set reminds me of the classic Christmas movie Miracle on 34th Street. I could watch that movie as a 24-hour marathon instead of The Christmas Story!

I also entered this design in the Cupcake Inspirations challenge #498. The blue is Pacific Point, and the yellow (So Saffron) is in the DSP. This is my first entry with most of these challenges, but I had fun creating this card.

I think this might be the design I use for my Christmas cards this year. Stop back later this month for more inspiration as I’ve got my Christmas card classes currently running. I hope you enjoy checking out the different crds, and find your inspiration as well.

As always, stay creatively stamping!


Last few days for Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin

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There are only a few days left until the subscription period for the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit comes to a close. The last day to subscribe is July 10th! Remember that if you subscribe, you can purchase the coordinating Summer Nights Add-On, too. For only $10, you can have the most expansive crafting experience of the summer!

Don’t miss out on July’s unique kit—subscribe today! For information on how to subscribe, and order the coordinating add-on, check out my webpage.

Hope to see what beautiful creations y’all make from the Summer Nights add-on kit. I know I’ll be having some fun with it.

As always, stay creatively stamping!


Happy 4th of July

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend. Take time today to just relax and enjoy the beautiful weather, spending time with your families, and just being you!

I am still outside, helping my fiance remodel the house…a project in and of itself to say the least. However, I will also take time to just relax and enjoy being home with him this weekend.

As always, stay creatively stamping!


Bonus Days Are Here!

As a fellow Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I know we both love crafty things…and I know you also appreciate a great value, and presumably you also love Stampin’ Up! That’s why I wanted to let you know about Stampin’ Up!’s Bonus Days promotion.

What are Bonus Days, you may ask? Bonus Days is the best time to shop for Stampin’ Up! products because for every $50 USD you spend with Stampin’ Up! 1 July–3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be used until 31 August 2020. You can also earn Bonus Days coupons by purchasing a 3-, 6-, or 12-month Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions (or by adding a 1-month prepaid subscription to your order to reach $50 USD). Once you’ve earned your Bonus Days coupons, you will get an email that contains your coupon codes, so make sure you save that email.

How can you use those cool coupons? Well,you can apply them to any order you place in August, for example. But as a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can use your Bonus Days coupon code to apply toward a Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscription as well. To begin earning your Bonus Days coupons, click here to go to my Stampin’ UP website and start shopping.

One of the ways you can begin earning your Bonus Days coupons is to subscribe to Paper Pumkin. Subscribe before July 10th for July’s kit, and remember to include the Summer Nights Add-on kit your July Paper Pumpkin subscription. Paper Pumpkin kits sell out quit, so if you miss this month’s kit when you subscribe, you will automatically be subscribed for August’s Paper Pumpkin kit.

If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email.

As always, stay creatively stamping!