Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Un-Pinwheel Your Paper Pumpkin

I loved the pinwheels from the June Paper Pumpkin kit, but if you are pinwheeled out use that cute paper for other creations! Last week I made a cute card with some of the pinwheel paper and banners. Here is a gift set I made for this week.

It is a set of three cards bundled in one of the cellophane bags from the kit. I folded the cellophane down and added a coordinating topper to finish the gift. Oh, can you see the cute lil paper clip (from the June kit) at the top? That lil guy is holding the topper to the cellophane, and it is super strong. It makes it very easy to pull a card out of the bag and then reattach it. No sticky tape or staples!

I hope you are enjoying your Paper Pumpkin kits. Be sure to take advantage of the great SPECIAL going on right now if you have not subscribed yet!

You know the lovely the Design Team at the My Pumpkin Challenge has shared some great samples this week, so please head over there and check them out!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Convention Memories 2014

Inspire.Create.Share Stampin' Up! 2014
Our Kreative Friends photo in front of the Stampin' Up! rock at the home office in Riverton.

  • 1. Our first night at the Convention Center we checked in and then went to the Paper Pumpkin Night Out. It was a great way to kick off the fun days to follow. 
  • 2. This was Tiffiney's first Convention and boom, she wins Prize Patro! So happy for her. I know she will have fun with her new products!
  • 3. The goodie boxes I made for our team. (I upcycled my old Birchbox containers) Filled with chocolate, gum, tissue and a granola bar. Bonus, a box to keep their swaps safe for the flight home! 
  • 4. A quick snapshot of one of the many inspiration boards in the Gathering Place. So many great ideas by talented demonstrators and the Stampin' Up! team.

  • 5. Me and Trina at one of the classes making our project. We learned so many great tips and techniques. 
  • 6. At the Celebration after Awards Night. Mary, Kathy, Tiffiney and Trina were line dancing. The party was Carnival themed. Kathy, Trina and Leanne got their faces painted. They even had a mechanical bull, which we watched from the sidelines!
  • 7. This is a group photo of the Kindred Inkers team who were able to attend Convention this year. 
  • 8. Convention ended Saturday evening, but the festivities continued for our group. As we walked home from dinner in downtown Salt Lake City, we came across a free outdoor concert. It was a great way to end our wonderful trip this year. 
Stampin' Up! Convention is wonderful. The energy is amazing. I am excited to share new techniques with my stamping friends. Coming out of Convention I have made some new goals. I am inspired and was very happy to see my friend Lisa Harlow picked for the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team 2014. I cannot wait to see her creations and I hope you will stop by her website to follow her journey.

One of the most exciting things was getting our hands on the Holiday Catalog. There are so many great products in that catalog. I can't wait for you to see it. Please let me know if you need a copy I would be happy to send one to you.

I feel blessed to be a part of Stampin' Up and part of a wonderful Stampin' Team! Did you attend Convention this year? If so, what was your favorite part?

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Convention Sneak Peek!

 More to follow about my Inspire.Create.Share. Stampin' Up! 2014 experience. Come back tomorrow for more!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Celebrate Paper Pumpkin Style

Did you make all of the pinwheels from your July kit? If not, why not use that cute paper for some festive cards? I am sure I sound like a broken record but the possibilities are endless!

Cut those pinwheels into triangles and you have a fun background for your card. This is note card size at 5"x3.5" and the triangles fit just about perfect. It could not have worked out any better. This was quick and easy to put together and that is what the Paper Pumpkin kit is all about. The kit comes with instructions for the projects included in the kit, but if you have some extra time or are feeling creative, go ahead and think outside the box and change it up!

Show us what you are creating over at the My Pumpkin Challenge. Link up your website or photo gallery page. We love to see what everyone is making. You inspire us. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Deal

As I mentioned last week, Paper Pumpkin is a wonderful monthly subscription box. If you are too busy to go to a card class but still love to make handmade goodies now is the time to give it a try!

Check out this awesome deal! For new subscribers, if you sign up by September 10, 2014 you can get 50% off your first two months using the code: HALFOFF2

The kits come with great instructions that show you how to assemble your cards or projects. Don't forget, if you need more inspiration or are looking for alternatives to the kit, the My Pumpkin Challenge shows you new samples every Wednesday.

Don't miss out on this great deal. Please contact me with any questions. Sign up today so you can get the August get delivered straight to your door.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

My Pumpkin Challenge: Celebrate Week #3

Have you had a chance to check out what Paper Pumpkin is all about? If you have, I bet you are having fun creating and sharing your goodies. If not, what are you waiting for? How about a special invitation, from me! Haha, ok, click here to see what it is all about. Need more convincing, check out the My Pumpkin Challenge for more inspiration!

This month the theme is "Celebrate." I know when I celebrate any occasion there is usually candy involved. What I am saying is that I celebrate on a daily basis! hehe.

Here is my sample for this week.

This goodie bag is full of Mega M&M's. I had no idea they existed until I went to M&M's World in Las Vegas. I must live under a rock!

I transformed the flat cellophane bag from the kit into a flat bottom bag to hold the Mega M&M's by using two glue dots. (I will have to show you a picture of that at another time because taking photos of the clear bag did not work very well.) Then I folded over the top of the cellophane bag and that held the star paper in place. I also made a mini pinwheel by cutting off about 3/4" on all four sides of the pinwheel from the kit.

I love that the Paper Pumpkin varies and we never know what we are going to get. I love the anticipation and giddiness I get when I see the kit in my mail box. Each kit comes with sample ideas, if those are not your flavor, think outside the box and have fun with it!

Share your creations at the My Pumpkin Challenge! Every creation is beautiful.  

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Get the Party Started!

What is the best way to get your party started? How about with some fun 3D party invitations! 

 It is a fun and unique invitation. 

I adhered the pinwheel in an empty Birchbox so it resembles a shadowbox. You can see the party information along the four tips of the pinwheel. I added a banner along the top and sprinkled some star confetti inside the box (you can see it along the bottom, I cut some of the stars off the garland from the November Paper Pumpkin kit).

Your guests will look forward to celebrating with you when they receive your invitation! You can even add some goodies like some hard candy to this box for an extra treat. So many possibilities!

Show us your Paper Pumpkin creations over at the My Pumpkin Challenge. The theme this month is "Celebrate." Don't be shy, head over to see what others have created.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Sail Away

How did July get here so fast? Are you ready to celebrate the month of July with us? July is such a festive and patriotic month. The June Paper Pumpkin kit is perfect for the My Pumpkin Challenge theme this month: Celebrate.

I de-constructed the cute pinwheel to make a sailboat full of goodies! 

I cut off two of the triangles, I used one for the sail and will keep the other one for another project. You can see the "boat" has a cellophane bag full of Hershey Kisses. I cut about an inch off the straw and glued the sail to it. If you zoom in you can see I sewed some of the bakers twine on the "sail" and wrapped the remaining twine around the straw.  It was very easy to put together. It would make a cute centerpiece for your next party. 

Show us what you have made with your Paper Pumpkin kits. Help us Celebrate this month! We would love to see what you are making. Be sure to visit the My Pumpkin Challenge for some inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!
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