The Gift of Fall

Hello stampers! Fall is definitely in the air here in southern Ontario so I was inspired to use this Paper Pumpkin kit, The Gift of Fall. For the first time Stampin’Up! has offered an add-on kit. They did this because the kit was gift bags for Thanksgiving and not everyone likes making bags even though they are adorable.

 

The Gift of Fall Add-on Kit

 

The add on was a pack of 24 note cards and envelopes that would coordinate with the rest of the products in the Paper Pumpkin kit. I saw this is a great opportunity for me to save time and to show the versatility of Paper Pumpkin. These gorgeous cards will be the feature of next week’s coffee and a card class. Coordination is one of Stampin’Up!s great selling points. When you don’t have to scramble to make things match and look good it not only saves time, it also creates good energy and fun stress free crafting. The add on kit is still available for purchase and so is the refill kit. Beautiful fall crafting is only a click away.

 

 

Here is the Paper Pumpkin refill kit. You must be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to be able to purchase the refills.

 

 

The Cards

 

Let’s cut to the chase and see what I came up with last night. I love making alternative cards with Paper Pumpkin supplies and I think you would too. The best part is that it all comes in a box with accessories and all.

 

 

All I added to this card was some die cuts from the Flourish dies. One was cut from gold foil paper and the other from merry merlot cardstock. It was just the extra detail I was looking for. Both the ribbon and the gold sequins are from the kit.

 

 

Do you see the stamped background? Any idea what I used? It’s the new copper Delicata ink pad. I also used it for the sentiment and then I stamped again in Memento for a shadow. This could be a bit tricky but I just eyeballed it and it worked out. You just have to hold your tongue the right way!!

 

 

For this last card I made a crumb cake card base with a layer of merry merlot. I cut down the white banner to three inches and then I used a piece of the envelope flap to make the crushed curry strip on the banner. The leaf was turned upside down and sponged with bermuda bay. The colourful banner is from the kit as is the linen thread and the gold sequins. The background was embossed in gold with the Paper Pumpkin Gift of Fall stamp.

 

 

Delicata Metallic Ink

 

This lovely new product adds a gorgeous touch to these cards. I used copper even though the sequins are gold. The reason? It was the only one I had and it did work. These ink pads are not cheap at $15 so I wanted to try one before I bought all three. It comes in golden glitz, silvery shimmer and celestial copper. Refills are also available. One of my favourite papers in the holiday catalog is the Brightly Gleaming paper and it has copper in it so this would coordinate perfectly don’t you think?

 

Online Clubs

 

Before I leave you for the day I thought I would remind you that I am offering an online club called the High Flyer club. You can read all about it here.  I am also considering doing a monthly online technique club. Both of these clubs would feature exclusive videos and cards and a private Facebook group where we can interact. You would take turns receiving host benefits using a host code. Stay tuned, hopefully I will have more details on this next week.

 

Thanks so much for joining me today. The holiday catalog is now live so you can order all the beautiful products in my online store. Please do use the current host code:  ZQKK7SAB.  

 

Have a super day and be sure to make the world a better place today, one card at a time!

 


 

Product List

 

Sneak Peek: Birthday Memories Suite

Hello stampers! You are a very lucky bunch indeed, because you get a fabulous sneak peek at a brand new suite from the upcoming 2017-2018 annual catalog. It is called Birthday Memories Suite and it is unlike anything Stampin’Up! has ever offered before. What makes it unique is that the framelits in the bundle also cut out the beautiful images from the paper. I can’t share the pictures for the paper, the stamp set or the framelits yet, but I can show you the projects that I made!

 

This emboss-resist technique works great with the sentiment and the paper is just beautiful in this Birthday Memories suite available June 1.

 

I just love the honeycomb embellishments that go with this suite. The colours there match perfectly with the patterned paper. Here is a close-up:

 

Look how pretty these honeycomb embellishments are! Birthday Memories Suite.

 

Do you see the girl in the inside of this card? It is a stamp and there is a matching framelit. There is also a girl on the patterned paper that faces the front and it also fits into the framelit.

 

Look at the beautiful girl image. There is a framelit that goes with the stamp and it also cuts out the girl from the patterned paper which faces the front.

 

This is the easiest card ever. It measures 6" square and is just a piece of the beautiful patterned paper in the Birthday Memories suite.

 

The patterned paper in this suite that you can make the easiest cards ever just by using a square of it and putting it on the front of the card. I love the nostalgic feel of it and that it works for both boys and girls. Doesn’t it remind you of the beautiful story books that you read as a child?

 

The poodle card is also very simple with just a piece of patterned paper and a strip of red card stock stamped with the word "friend" that is in the stamp set.

 

This is a great card for a dog lover and it simply uses a piece of patterned paper from the Birthday Memories Suite. Here is the inside of the card and it uses the stamp set Here for You.

 

The inside of the card also uses the stamp set Here for You.

 

Easy note card using the framelits that cut out all the images from the paper- the poodle, the present and the banner.

 

This suite is great, not only for cards, but also for cute gifts.

 

Super simple- a petite cafe bag adorned with a strip of patterned paper, a banner and a piece of ribbon.

 

This is a petite cafe bag. Did you know that they are poly-lined so that they are safe for treats. Perfect for Easter. I also like to put hazelnut vanilla coffee beans in there. Looks great and smells great too! The next gift is a white treat box that has a clear sleeve around it that has been embellished with a wide banner and a big bow.

 

I added a cut out turtle from the designer series paper and then used the framelit and the stamp to make an adorable banner and affixed it to a toothpick. It is all attached to the heavy acetate sleeve around the box so it won't get destroyed when the gift is opened.

 

If you look closely you can see the clear acetate sleeve around the box. That means the whole embellished beautiful topper comes off so that the gift can be opened and nothing destroyed.

 

This set is also great with baby cards. The matching ribbon is great- here it is deconstructed. I combined it with the That's the Tag bundle.

 

On this baby card I pulled the ribbon apart and it suits the card perfectly. It also combines very well with the That’s The Tag bundle. Here is close up of the fox:

 

See the fox? He is from the patterned paper and there is a matching framelit that cuts him out! There is also a coordinating stamp if you want to change up the colours.

 

Another image that is from the patterned paper is the cake and it cuts out with a coordinating framelit. Such fun to play with!!

 

Super simple cake card- the cake is cut out with a framelit with the patterned paper.

 

Here is one more cake card and then I am going to save the rest of the projects for another day. This post is getting super long and I am getting super tired!!

 

This card uses the chef image and the cake. The cake is from the designer series paper and the chef is a stamp. Both are cut using framelits. How easy is that?

 

This last card uses one of the neutral sheets from the designer series paper in the Birthday Memories Suite. The cake is an image from the paper and the chef is a stamp. Both are cut using framelits, so no fussy cutting. How awesome is that?!

 

Stay tuned for more amazing projects using this fabulous suite.

 

 

Perfect Mix is the perfect stamp set for The Pampered Stamper!

Perfect Mix is the perfect stamp set for me because it is all about baking! The Pampered Stamper is called just that because I like to pamper people in my classes with homemade baked treats. I also love words, the words in this stamp set really tickle my fancy.

 

Perfect MIx makes for a fun and easy class with these notecards and envelopes. Set of six cards and a blender pen for only $15.

 

I chose to keep my cards clean and simple by using square mats on the whisper white notecards. The black mat is 3″ square and the white one is 2 7/8″ square. You could definitely step them up a bit by adding a little Wink of Stella to add some sparkle.

 

Perfect Mix has great value with 9 stamps for only $23 as well as a combination of images and sentiments.

 

Here is a closer look at the cards. I got the idea of using this set at the first ever Canadian Business Conference for Stampin’Up! demonstrators who are at the Silver Elite level and up. It was introduced as a “speed class” and for good reason. You can make all six of these cards in one hour with ease and even time for a coffee and a piece of cake.

 

Six quick and easy, clean and simple notecards for only $15 including a blender pen (and treats of course)

 

Come for a fun class, Perfect Mix, on Wednesday February 22 at either 1pm or 7pm. If you have any requests for treats, post a comment here and you might get lucky. It really is all about the treats!! There is lots more that you can do with this set. You could make fancier cards, cute tags for when you give someone a lovely loaf or a dozen muffins, or even some free-range eggs.

 

The free sale-a-bration set Hey, Chick is a natural fit with Perfect Mix.

 

Here is a cute tag that you could add to a simple gift to really impress someone with how thoughtful you are! It really is the Perfect Mix!

 

Use the scalloped tag topper punch to make this adorable tag.

 

Well, I hope that I have inspired you today and that you will consider coming to this Perfect Mix class. Even if you have never stamped before, I promise you that you will go home with some beautiful cards and a new hobby to love. Bring a friend and I will have a small surprise for both of you.

Stamping hugs, Jackie

 

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