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NU Demos Monthly Blog Hop – Summer Fun!

It’s that time again!  Here we are at the end of July, and my head is spinning that we are already past the halfway point of 2020!!  You may have just hopped over from Tracie Evans Langley‘s blog and I know her project was amazing, they always are!  If so, you know that our topic for this months hop is Summertime!  So here is how my brain works…Summertime=hot=tropics=pineapples, lol!  So since I had pineapples on my mind this is what I came up with.  I knew I wanted to change up my normal routine of posting a card so I went with a 3D home decor type project this month.  I’ve had these Tiny Treat Boxes in my stash for a while and they needed to come out of hiding!  And since I always have a fairly substantial assortment of paper bags, I decided to just stamp one of those to make a coordinating gift bag.

This project is super easy and quick!  I’ve included instructions and a video at the bottom of this post.  But the pic below shows you the pieces you’ll need to make the tealight.  And I used Adhesive Sheets to make it easier to attach the 2 pieces for the pineapple top, that’s why the top die cut is showing a white side instead of Just Jade. Those sheets are now a required tool in my craft room!

To decorate the gift bag, I just used an old technique of coloring directly on to the stamp so that I could get both colors I wanted for the pineapple.  I tend to forget about this technique, but it’s a great use of our markers!

Here’s an important tip on die-cutting the pineapple bottom.  You are going to cut your DSP slightly shorter than the length of the die.  This is because the die is a tiny bit larger than the 2″ area you will be covering on the treat box.  So you will want to work with a 2″ strip of your DSP of choice when cutting the 4 pieces of the pineapple bottom.  You can only cut 2 bottoms from the 2″ x 6″ piece of DSP so you will need 2 of those strips.

The other tip is for the pineapple top.  I wanted to adhere 2 of them back to back, with a strip of DSP in the center to stabilize it and give me a base to attach it to the top of the treat box.  In order to do this, you need to cut one top using the pattern you want to show, and then cut another from the BACK design of that DSP.  This allows you to flip it over and match up your first die cut.  I did use the adhesive sheets on the back of the DSP that I wanted showing

Here’s a picture of the tea lights while on 🙂

I hope you enjoyed my project.  It was a lot of fun to make 🙂  Now please continue through our hop to see the other amazing projects shared!  Amy Kinler is next up and she always has such fun projects 🙂

Instructions: Pineapple Tea Lights using Tiny Treat Boxes! – Toni Mari’s Creations

 

 

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Laurie Meier

Sue Root

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Happy Birthday, Paper Pumpkin!

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Cheers to seven years!

I began subscribing to Paper Pumpkin right when it started, and I can’t believe that next month it will be celebrating its 7th birthday!  How time flies!  It’s amazing to see the progression of this product over the years.  I really love getting my box each month and opening it to see what the project is.  And the great thing that has happened since PP has grown in popularity, is that there are specific Facebook groups where you can see how to make alternative projects if you want to really stretch your imagination!

If you aren’t familiar, Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a crafting subscription kit that delivers creativity to your door every month. Each box includes everything you need to make a stunning project.  If you do month to month or subscribe to 3, 6, or 12 months, you can choose to skip a month anytime you want.  You just have to log on to your Paper Pumpkin website BEFORE the 10th of each month and choose to skip that month (you need to do this each month if you want to skip multiple months).

And since this March signifies an exciting milestone, SU! wants to thank everyone who has helped us along the way, they are including an additional FREE stamp set with every March kit. This means that every subscriber will receive two stamp sets!  The March 2020 kit will arrive in an exclusive, specially-designed box that you will love! Think daffodils, raindrops, and a fresh spring vibe.  So it’s really a great time to jump on board with Paper Pumpkin!

Here’s a little more info for you.

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What’s Inside?

Every kit includes an exclusive stamp set, ink spot, and embellishments to create a predesigned project. At least six times a year, we send an all card kit with eight or more cards. Sometimes the kit includes cards plus gift bags, banners, treat bags, or boxes. Other times, it’s home décor, giftables, or just treat packaging. No matter what it is—we promise you’ll love it, or we’ll make it right!  And your very first kit will include an acrylic stamping block that you will use with any additional boxes that you subscribe to.

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When does it ship?

Treat yourself to a crafting surprise every month. Because sometimes the best way to get creative is inside the box—the little red box that arrives at your door around the 20th of the month. We make it fast, easy, and fun for you to enjoy your favorite hobby—creating! Subscribe by the 10th of any month to get your first kit delivered that month.

How do I subscribe?

There are two ways to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin.  First, we offer a monthly subscription where you pay as you go for ONLY $22.00 A MONTH (SHIPPING INCLUDED!)

Secondly, we offer prepaid subscriptions that allow you to pay ahead or give as a gift. Prepaids can be purchased on my website.  After you purchase a subscription, SU! will email you a prepaid code to redeem HERE to set up your subscription to start receiving your kits.

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And there’s one more thing that sweetens this deal!   If you choose a 3, 6 or 12-month subscription between now and the end of March, you also earn FREE Sale-a-Bration rewards, so that’s a big WIN-WIN!

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So, head over to my online store to purchase the subscription that works best for you!

Purchase Paper Pumpkin HERE!

After you’ve received your redemption code from Stampin’ UP!, you can sign up HERE!

And to help you through the sign-up process, here are instructions to make it easy 🙂

 

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NC Demos November Blog Hop

 

Hello everyone!  And welcome to our NC Demos Monthly Blog Hop.  This month’s theme was to share our favorite crafty gifts, gift wrap, decor items, tags or a REALLY fancy card!  I am finding it really hard to realize that we will be celebrating Thanksgiving in just 4 days and Christmas in a  month!  I say it every year but once we hit Labor Day, the rest of the year just seems to be on fast forward!

My projects this month are two Home Decor items.  I love the Ride With Me Bundle but I haven’t used it much.  But I had been thinking of ways to use that cute little truck and I came up with this idea.  I created this garland using several truck images and lots of our Holiday catalog ribbon selections.  The only problem was that it was hard to really get a good photograph of the full length of the garland.

Ride With Me Christmas Garland

I started out stamping 6 trucks on Whisper White cards stock, coloring them with blends and then fussy cut them.  Then I stamped the trees, colored them and used the coordinating die to cut them. I also stamped the wheels and used the matching die and attached them with dimensionals to make them stand out a little more.  Then I stamped 6 more trucks and cut them, but I didn’t color them.  I wanted them for additional backing to make the trucks a little more sturdy on the garland.

Once everything was stamped, colored and cut, I added the trees to the truck.  Then I started making the garland.  I started going from right to left.  The base of the garland is the Real Red Curly Ribbon.  I didn’t really measure out any particular length, I just worked with the ribbon still on the roll since I didn’t know how long I wanted it to be.  I tied a loop about 3- 4″ in,  leaving a little bit of a tail hanging.  Then I just started tying the pieces of the Shaded Spruce and Real Red Cotton Ribbon, spacing them out a bit.   I used 3 pieces of ribbon, alternating the colors.  You could do all one color if you wanted to, I just liked the contrast.  Then I added a truck.  To attach the truck, I simply ran a bit of double-sided tape on the back of the truck and laid it over the ribbon.  Then I flipped the truck over and attached the 2nd non-colored truck layer to the back of the colored truck, which added stability and helped keep the ribbon in place.  And by placing the Red Curly Ribbon near the top section of the truck image (over the “cab” portion), it helped keep the truck in place without flipping backward.  Then I added 3 more pieces of ribbon, spaced them out and added another truck after that. I continued this pattern until I got to the length I wanted.  I ended the garland by tying a loop at the end and left 3-4″ of ribbon hanging after the loop, then I cut it off the roll.  I actually only used 5 of the 6 trucks that I had colored.  There’s a LOT of Wink of Stella on the trucks, it’s just always a little challenge to have it show up well in photos.

Since I had an extra truck left over, I decided to make a little tea light holder.  I combined the truck image with the trees from Merry Moose.  The tea holder panel is 9″ x 2 1/8″, scored at 1″, 4 1/2″ and 8″ on the 9″ side.  Using the tree stamps from Merry Moose and Shaded Spruce Ink, randomly stamp trees just above the 1″ score line and below the 4 1/2″ score.  Stamp off on some of the trees so you have a variation of colors.  I used the  2nd from the smallest solid circle die from the Layering Circles set for the front of the holder (make sure to position the punch high enough that you can place the truck on the front without covering the entire opening). I cut a 2″ x 2 1/4″ piece of clear acetate to place behind the circle.  I actually wanted to use a piece of vellum but I couldn’t find where I’ve stored my vellum stock in my craft room…sad but true :(.  The Christmas Cheer sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas was stamped in Black Memento Ink.  Then I folded and burnished the score lines.

Using double-sided tape, attach the bottom pieces together to make the base, being sure to leave enough room to place the tea light inside the folded tent.  And lastly, attach the truck image using double-sided tape.  This would be a perfect little decoration for a side table, or on a mantle.  Or even as Holiday Dinner place setting.

Just a reminder, you can click on any of the project pictures and you will be directed to the shopping list of the products I used to make it.  You can add all the items to a shopping cart or only the items you don’t already have!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Home Decor projects this month!  The list of supplies used is below.  Please continue on to see what Jo Anne Hewins has made for us this month.  I know you will love it, her projects are always amazing!

Thanks for visiting our blog hop and please consider joining us for next month’s hop!  We’d love to have you hop along with us 😊

 

 

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NC Demos February Blog Hop – Keeping it in the Lines

Hello!  Welcome to our monthly NC Demos Blog Hop!  You may have just visited Frances Wagner’s blog and seen her amazing project! Thank you for continuing on through the rest of this month’s hop participants. 

Our theme for this month is ‘Keeping it in the Lines’. We were challenged with using our favorite line stamp set (how do you pick just one!) and then using our favorite coloring method.  SU! provides a LOT of options for that.  I find that I always forget how much I like coloring until I sit down and do it.  I will say, I definitely have to be in the mood for it, but once I start it is so relaxing to me.

The stamp set I chose was one that I received as a gift at last April’s On Stage event.  And I’m slightly embarrassed to say that this is the first time I’ve used it surprise.  It is such a pretty set of images, I just felt like they were so small and I wasn’t quite sure what I’d want to create with them.  So the poor stamp set sat on the shelf, just waiting to be loved! (Click on the image if you’d like to add this to YOUR stamp collection!) In Every Season Clear-Mount Stamp Set

I knew I wanted to do something other than a card this month, and I have quite a few shadow boxes in my craft room inventory so I started to think of a project using one of them.  And since I am anxiously waiting for some signs of Spring, this stamp set immediately came to mind.

I chose 3 images, stamped them using Memento Ink and picked the colors of Stampin’ Blends I wanted to use and then I got busy.  And just an added note, when you are coloring with our Stampin’ Blends (alcohol markers) you must use Memento ink so that the outline doesn’t bleed.  After I finished coloring, I felt like the images looked a little too plain, so I grabbed my Light Soft Sea Foam Blends and created a background for the images.  I really like how it made the images pop.  After I finished coloring everything, I mounted the images on to Basic Black squares.

                   

I tried several different colors of cardstock to use as the background of my 5×7 shadow box, but I just couldn’t find a color that really made the images stand out.  So, I just went with white.  And to give it a little texture, I scored lines vertically every 1/2″.  It’s hard to see in the finished project unless you are holding it close.  And a little bonus of having the vertical lines, it made lining up my squares a LOT easier!
And this is the finished project.  A nice, clean home decor item that can be displayed pretty much all year!  I do apologize for the quality of the photo, it’s difficult to get a good image when you are trying to photograph something with a glass front.  All the supplies used are at the bottom of my post.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!  Please continue hopping along with us this month and visit the extremely talented  Jo Anne Hewins.  I know she has another fabulous project for us!

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August NC Demo Blog Hop – Don’t Be Afraid to Sparkle!

Welcome to the August NC Demo’s Blog Hop!  Our theme for this month is “Don’t be afraid to Sparkle!”  You may have just come from Frances Wagner’s blog, and she always has great projects.  I love seeing how each of us approaches each month’s topic.  And we’d love to have YOU join the blog hop each month, it’s really a lot of fun and helps me stay in a creative mode.  Ok, let’s get on to this month’s topic.  I was so excited to see what it was because let’s be honest, who doesn’t like a little sparkle and bling?  I think I use Wink of Stella on just about everything I make because it gives my projects just a little more sparkle!

This month I decided to use one of my favorite sets and embossing folder (so far!) from the upcoming Holiday Occasions Catalog.  As a demonstrator, we are allowed to pre-order products before the catalog goes live so we can start making samples to show our customers laugh  If you’d like to have this privilege as well, ask me how!!   And if you’d like to receive a catalog, please let me know.  I’d be happy to get one out to you.
The set I chose to use is Country Home.  I love the images and the sentiments in this set (see below in the Product List).  And the embossing folder is the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.  In fact, my projects use just about everything available in this suite of products!  I made 2 projects, so I’ll start with the card first.
I used one of our gorgeous new colors for my base and my 1st layer, Highland Heather.  And I used our new Dynamic Embossing Folder called Subtle.  If you look closely, you’ll see that it creates a linen type texture, just enough without overwhelming the main image.

 

I stamped the milk can and the flowers in Memento Black ink and then used our blends to color.  Then I used a very light touch of Frost White Shimmer paint to cover the cotton stems.  It really makes them stand out, although it’s a little tough to capture in the pics.  I fussy cut around the image and tied a piece of  Braided Linen Trim and tied it around the milk can.  I used the Tin Tile embossing folder with a piece of Silver Foil paper and mounted that on Soft Subtle card stock.  Then added the Basic Rhinestone embellishments.  I chose to just use the Thanks on the milk can as the main sentiment for the card.

Just look at the shine on the Tin Tile piece!  It’s beautiful and has the potential for so many combinations of paper, ink and techniques.  I know this is going to be a big seller!  You can also see the Shimmer White Paint a little better with this angle.

The 2nd project I made for this post is this cool Hexagon box.  I used directions from that I found here, Stamp with Peg. The box is actually pretty simple to create, so don’t be afraid to give it a try.  You will need to use a piece of 12 x 12 cardstock for the base.
I used DSP from the Country Lane pack, another item in this suite.  I LOVE the colors used throughout this package.  Fall is my favorite season so I’m always happy when our Holiday Occasions catalog comes out because I know there will be at least one new suite that focuses on this time of year.

I used one more item from this suite that also brings some SPARKLE to the project, and that is the new Chicken Wire Elements.  There are 6 sheets measuring 3 3/4 x 5 3/8, and you can cut that down into the shape needed for your project.    As you can see, I used a small piece behind the sentiment on the front of the box as well as behind the design on the top.  I colored the image with blends again, coordinating the colors with those in the DSP.  And I used the Shimmer White Paint, which I think shows up much better in these pics.

 

All the supplies used for these projects are listed below, and the new items can be ordered starting September 5th.  I hope you enjoyed the project and the SPARKLE!  Please continue on to see what Jo Anne Hewins and the rest of the amazing NC Demos have created for this blog hop!

 

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NC Demos July Blog Hop – All Things Summer!

Frances Wagner’s blog and I’m sure you enjoyed her project.  It’s great to see what each of us used as a topic for this theme.  There are so many great things associated with Summer, so I knew we’d have a lot of variety.

I have many fond memories of past summers as a child.  We were very fortunate to have a boat, so we spent a lot of summers on the water.  Of course, being younger and not understanding how fortunate we were, my siblings and I sometimes felt annoyed that every weekend we had to go to the marina where we had our boat docked.  And of course, NOW, I would love to have that opportunity again!  But I can create cards and projects that remind me of those times in the past.

And for the first time since I joined this great blog hop, I am doing something other than a card!  There are several stamp sets featured in my project.  I used Lilypad Lake, High Tide and Colorful Seasons.   I love that it’s so easy to pull images from several different sets.  They all play nicely together, don’t you think?  We didn’t have a sailboat, it was a powerboat but I thought this still conveyed what I remember from those days. 

I tend to purchase random picture frames from thrift shops because I love the variety you can find, and I really love the prices!  So, I pulled this frame from my stash, but it was navy blue and that wasn’t going to work with the color scheme I had in my mind.  I found a lovely shade of green (similar to our Mint Macron) in my assortment of acrylic paints and painted the frame.  After it dried I scuffed up the edges a bit with sandpaper.  Then I started working on my scene. 

I started by sponging So Saffron on a 4×4 piece of Whisper White cardstock, then sponged Mint Macron on the bottom.  I then cut out the “waves” using the die from the Lakeside Framelits and Mint Macron cardstock.  Next, I stamped the sailboats using Black Stazon on WW cardstock and colored them using our Aqua Painters and the ink from So Saffron, Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral.  They were cut out using the sailboat die.  Using a piece of scrap Crumbcake cardstock, I randomly stamped the sand image from High Tide, using Soft Suede (stamped off once) and tore a rough edge around the stamped image.  I used Soft Suede for the sea grass pieces and used the cute little sand dollar die from the Under The Sea framelits.  The chair (Calypso Coral) and beverage (So Saffron) were cut using the Colorful Seasons dies.  I used Wink of Stella on the chair to make it stand out a little more.  The seagulls, from High Tide, were stamped in Soft Suede and the sun was cut out of WW cardstock and sponged with Calypso Coral. I also used dimensionals to lift the chair.  And last but not least, I stamped the Just Breathe sentiment in Soft Suede.  Then I assembled everything.  The seagrass pieces are actually on the outside of the glass.  I thought it gave a little more dimension to the picture. 

     

 

I hope you enjoyed my Summer memory. I REALLY had fun putting this together!  I love doing home decor pieces and hope to create a few more since I have a pretty good supply of thrift store frames in my stash cheeky Thanks for visiting me and please continue on to Tamra Davis and through the rest of the blog hop participants.  Enjoy the rest of your Summer!

Toni Campana > You are here

Tamra Davis

Jo Anne Hewins

Tracie Evans Langley

Laurie Meier

Sue Root

Sue Stapp

Frances Wagner

 

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