Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Quick Easter Treat

I know I haven't been posting a lot lately, but I have been so busy preparing items for upcoming craft fairs.  I finally got caught up a bit, and I wanted to share a quick and easy way to package simple treats for Easter or any occasion where you are giving a small treat.

I bought Peppermint Patties that are individually wrapped and egg shaped for Easter.  I wanted to create a cute holder for them, and this is what I came up with.  Now they are a bit nicer to hand out and it really didn't take long to put together.  The instructions are below.

I used card stock that coordinated with the color of the mint packaging, and cut it to 2" x 8" and scored at 4".  I then punched both ends with my Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, and attached my mint using two dimensionals.  I then kept them closed by tying with coordinating ribbon, added my bunny and sentiment on the front and I am finished.

So quick and easy to make and this holder could be used for any type of small treat.  Easy packaging idea to dress up that small gift.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Paper Pumpkin's 5th Anniversary

March 2018 is Paper Pumpkin’s 5th anniversary and Stampin' Up! is kicking it off with a truly exciting campaign. Not only are they celebrating five years of creating and sharing together, but they also want to say thank you to all of the demonstrators and customers who have helped them reach this great milestone. And what better way to do that than with a March kit which includes a fantastic, FREE gift and a specially designed, one-of-a-kind box? This kit is gorgeous, collectible, and is almost sure to go down in Paper Pumpkin history as an all-time customer favorite!
Promotion Details
  • The free gift complements the kit but is not needed to complete the kit.
  • The free gift is exclusive to the March Paper Pumpkin kit and cannot be found anywhere else.
  • The free gift is a crafting product with a wide range of use that can be used on a variety of papercrafting projects.
  • The free gift holds an approximate retail value of $6-$8 USD/$8-$10 CAD when compared to similar products offered by Stampin’ Up!.
  • Subscribe between February 11–March 10 at 11:50 PM (MT). 
If you already subscribe to Paper Pumpkin you don't need to do anything to receive your special gift.  If you are not a subscriber and would like to try the kit this would be a great time to try it.  Sign up before March 10th to make sure you get in on the free gift.  

In addition if you do any of the prepaid options listed below you qualify for at least 1 Free Sale-a-bration product as well.  You can click the Paper Pumpkin link in the left hand column of my blog to sign up.  If for any reason you want to skip a month you have that option and all of that is explained to you when you have your account ready to go.  The kits are fun to do, easy to put together, and the first kit comes with a clear block that you can use for all future kits.  

 Prepaid Options are listed below:

3 Month Prepaid 

$59 USD
shipping included
Item: #137859 -  would qualify for 1 Free Sale-a-bration product 

6 Month Prepaid

$114 USD
shipping included
Save $1 Per Month
Item: #137860 - would qualify for 2 Free Sale-a-bration products 

12 Month Prepaid

$215 USD
shipping included
Save $2 Per Month
Item: #137861 - would qualify for 4 Free Sale-a-bration products and also $20.50 in Hostess Rewards that can be used on any products in any of the current catalogs, or Clearance Rack. 

If you would like to just do one month the number is #137858.
Comment below or e-mail me if you have any questions. 

Friday, February 16, 2018

New Sale-a-bration items added today!

Three new Sale-a-bration items have been added today.  These are in addition to what is already in the original Sale-a-bration catalog.  You can see all of the items here at my Online Store.  Remember there are free items that require a $50 purchase and some free items that require a $100 purchase.  They are listed as such in the online store and in the catalog.  The new items are shown below with the Basket Bundle requiring a $100 purchase.  

Friday, February 9, 2018

Picture Perfect Party Class

I love the paper in the Picture Perfect Party 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper pack.  Each sheet is so full of color, and the images are so vibrant and just pop out on the page.  I designed 12 cards using one of each of the double-sided sheets and will be offering this as a class next month.  Some of the designs are courtesy of the talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators who share their work, and some are original.  I used the coordinating Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set, as well as a few other sets to make these 12 birthday cards. 

By adding coordinating card stock and ink,  and using some thinlits and framelits, along with a few embellishments such as ribbon and bows, you will be all set to make your cards.  In addition, this class will also allow the stamper to then take her own pack of the paper home.  There will be 36 sheets of paper left, 3 each of the 12 designs used in the class.  You can turn the sheets over to get a different design and have a nice supply of birthday cards on hand.  

The paper coordinates with the following colors:  Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach and Pool Party.  Perfect colors for festive, fun, birthday cards.  

If you live in the area and would like to join us, this class it is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7th at 10 AM.  Cost is $30.00 and that includes everything you need to make the above cards, with the exception of adhesive to put your layers together.  

You can RSVP by going to my Online Store and under events in March the class is listed and a RSVP button is there for your convenience.  Or feel free to  leave a comment below or send me an e-mail.  

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Update - Fast Fuse Inventory already depleted!

I am so sorry to report that the supply of Fast Fuse adhesive is already depleted.  Personally I wish they would set limits on how many people could buy, but I am glad that the customers who told me they wanted it let me know last night and I got up early this morning and was able to order for them.  Hopefully in the future they rethink how the sales run, but I know they do their best to forecast how many will sell. 

The Fast Fuse 5-Day Sale Is Coming!

The response to Stampin' Up!s first Fast Fuse promotion last fall was phenomenal. In fact, it was so overwhelming that they didn’t have the inventory to keep the deal running! So, as promised, they are bringing back the Fast Fuse Adhesive deal for five days only—while supplies last!

For those of you who are unfamiliar with this promotion, here’s how it works: When you buy ONE Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get TWO Fast Fuse Adhesive refills for FREE!

This deal will start on February 8 and end on February 12. Remember, that’s five days only—while supplies last! Be sure to mark your calendars and prepare to stock up, save.

I will keep this post up until Thursday, February 8th when the sale starts and keep you posted if and when the inventory runs out.  Hopefully there is enough to go around for everyone and that the sale lasts at least a few days but I would not wait to order if you want to get in on the deals.

You can go directly here to my Online Store to order.  If you already have a relationship with another Stampin' Up! demonstrator you can go to his or her online store.  If you are a customer of mine and would like me to place the order for you I need to know by Tuesday, February 7th as I plan on placing an order early in the morning on the 8th.

Here are the numbers for fast fuse below.  Note -  the free refills value $15.00.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Baby Bear Valentine

Don't forget that there are several stamp sets in your Annual Catalog that can also be used for Valentine Cards.  The Baby Bear set is the one I used to make Valentine Cards for my two youngest grandsons.  They love bears and I think they will like this card as well.

The Designer Series Paper I used as my layer can be yours for FREE.  It is one of the patterns in the Free Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper packs that you can select during Sale-a-bration if you place an order of at least $50 before shipping and tax.  That paper  has so many cute designs for many occasions, and even better when it is free.  

The additional hearts I stamped and cut are from the Heart Happiness Stamp Set in the Occasions Catalog, and cut out with the Sweet & Sassy Framelit Dies.  The Be Mine Valentine sentiment in the center of the white heart is from a set that was in a past Paper Pumpkin Kit.  

The following were used: