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March Paper Pumpkin and a 50% code!

I love Paper Pumpkin, but I can tell you that March beat every kit I’ve gotten and there were several that I really loved. For those of my followers who don’t know what Paper Pumpkin is, let me share! Paper Pumpkin is an all inclusive kit that comes out each month with a new project that has everything you need (minus snips) to complete the entire project. HOW AWESOME IS THAT??
This month Stampin’ Up! and Paper Pumpkin is celebrating it’s 5th Anniversary and also added a gift for everyone that ordered for March. But wait there’s more (lol, I always wanted to say that), for those who still want to share in the excitement, you can get your first 2 months at 50%off! How great is that ONLY $10 a month for 2 awesome kits? Use this link with the coupon code of SAVEFIFTY0418!

To get this great deal click HERE.

Check out my videos below. I did it in two videos this time because we are coming up at the end of Sale-A-Bration and wanted to share some of the awesome products.

 

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Quick Thank You Card and Update

Hi everyone, I’m so sorry for being MIA these past weeks.  I’m excited to share that as a lot of you are aware I was having some health issues and they finally came to a head and I had surgery.  The good news is other than my hearing I am back on a roll.  Although this liquid diet I have to be on for the next 3 weeks is NOT going to be fun.  It’s a full liquid, so please if you have ideas and recipes do share.  Positive hey maybe I’ll lose some much un-needed weight!!

Ok so today was my first day up and around, so needed to get myself caught up!  I like to send thank you cards and wow was I behind.  So today I wanted to make some real simple cards to go out to my customers who ordered the Getting Started kits.  Remember those it had everything you need to get started making beautiful cards and 3d items.  In addition, I had put together some goodie bags of embellishments to help them a long the way.  I was so excited with the new designer series paper Springtime Foils that I knew I wanted to use them.

Supplies Needed:

Narrow Whisper White cards and envelopes

Springtime Foils (silver leaves) 4.25″ x 2.25″

Springtime Foils (Flowers)

Old Olive cardstock 1″ x 2.5″

Light Old Olive Blend or Old Olive Stamp Pad with blender pen

Color Stamp Pad or Blend Pen that you would like your flower

 

 

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It’s Time for our 2018 Getting Started Party

Hello CraftyDreamers, I’m so excited about our upcoming Getting Started Party.  This is a great day when you get to be able to purchase the supplies so that you have all the basics and then some to start creating beautiful items.  This is one of my classes that is Online as well as In Person!  Let me share with you all of the great stuff everyone will get for signing up for this next class.  This Class is on March 3rd from 2:00pm – 3:30pm.  I’m looking forward to seeing everyone.  Online class is at your leisure, I will send a link via email once your supplies have arrived and you will not miss out on any of the goodies!

$50 plus shipping and Tax

1 package of Whisper White Thick Cardstock

1 package of Multi-Color Cardstock (your choice of 5 different packages)

1 Archival Black stamp pad

1 Stamp Pad your choice of over 50 colors

1 package of Whisper White Envelopes

1 Clear Block

1 Snail Adhesive

1 package of Dimensionals

1 Stamp Set of your choice from 7 Sale-abration Stamps (shown below)

3 projects ready for you to work on during class (Supplies provided)

You will also receive a direct link to watch the video at home as well for later projects. (This video will be of how to make the three projects)

Goody bag of extras to take home to try!




 

$100 plus shipping and tax

1 package of Whisper White Thick Cardstock

1 package of Multi-Color Cardstock (your choice of 5 different packages)

1 package of your choice of Designer Series Paper

1 Stampin Trimmer (can substitute for extra product if you have one)

1 Archival Black stamp pad

2 Stamp Pads your choice of over 50 colors

1 package of Whisper White Envelopes

1 Clear Block

1 Snail Adhesive

1 package of Dimensionals

2 Stamp Set of your choice from 7 Sale-a-bration (Stamps shown below)

3 projects ready for you to work on during class (Supplies provided)

You will also receive a direct link to watch the video at home as well for later projects. (This video will be of how to make the three projects)

Goody bag of extras to take home to try




Choices of Stamps:

 

Remember I need to know your choices of colors, papers and stamps by Friday as well as payment so I can order everything to have shipped out.  My Online class will be a little different as you will also get a direct link to watch how to make your projects as well.

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Step it Up Saturday

Hi everyone; so glad to be back to the blog.  I went from flu to double ear infection and now deaf in one ear temporarily while they try to get swelling down.  Believe it or not no pain just pressure so I think I’m pretty lucky!

I wanted to share with you some techniques each Saturday to show you simple ideas to step up your projects.  Many years ago I used to see this used in scrapbooking a lot to help go from pretty to Wow status.  So I hope you will all join me and trying with projects that you do to see how to just add the little oomph to get it there.

Today we are working with the Narrow Note Cards that are currently in our Occasions Catalog.  These are adorable to create with.  I hope you will share some of your projects on what you consider Stepping It Up.  I would love to see what ideas you have as well.  Let’s keep this going and see all the different projects we can do this with!

I hope you enjoy this set, it was a quick idea, but I see how I can get better and better at this!!  Let’s share what everyone else thinks we can do!

1 st card was completely stamped on the card base with a tag added.  I did use the New Stampin’ Up! Blends Alcohol Pens.  I absolutely LOVE THEM.  Not sure why this photo seems blurry.  But I guess I better figure out before I do more.

The next card I added some designer series paper, Fussy Cut my Panda Bear and cut the balloon out of Bermuda Bay Cardstock to pop up a bit.  I also added and extra tag to pop the color out some more.

 

 

The last card I cut the designer series paper down a little and added some Bermuda Bay Cardstock.  I fussy cut my panda out again adding the balloon.  Next I added some tutti fruiti sequins.  This step draws your eyes to all of the colors and it did not take much longer than the first card with the exception of the fussy cutting (never my favorite part but worth it!).

 

Let’s take a look at all three together.  I think they are all adorable but the options are endless!

 

Hope you have enjoyed this little tutorial and be expecting bigger and better in the upcoming Saturdays!!  Not to mention better pictures.

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You Can Be Crafty!

Hello on this beautiful day!  I had several people who have asked how can I get started without spending a ton of money.  I took a good look of what I know I will need every time I get started with a project.  As you will see in the video that I put together there is two packages.  What I included will help you to start building your supplies and then you can add as you go.  I’m really looking forward to your thoughts and definitely crafting with you.

 

The $50 kit I put together is approximately a $75 value package which includes:

Snail Adhesive

Archival Black Ink Pad

1 additional ink pad of your choice

1 Clear Block D

1 package of Dimensionals

1 Package of Whisper White envelopes

1 Package of Thick Whisper White Cardstock

1 package of multi-color pack of Cardstock of your choice

and a gift of 1 spool of ribbon (varies)

Taxes and Shipping not included.


 

The $100 Kit I put together is approximately a $145 value which includes:

Everything from the $50 package and

1 additional Ink Stamp of your choice

1 Stampin’ Up! Trimmer

1 package of Designer Series Paper of your choice

1 package of Glue Dots

1 package of embellishments (varies)

Taxes and shipping not included.




With either of these packages you will be on your way!

 

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Heartfelt Blooms and a Quick Calendar

Hi everyone!!  What a wonderful day it has been, I thought about getting home from work today just to upload my new video.  Every time I think I got this video process down I learn something new which is awesome, just means eventually I might be a pro lol.  So I did a video of a project I shared at my open house yesterday which was great fun, we did three projects and tonight I’m sharing how to do a simple pedestal card.  After I made it I thought of lots of things you can actually do with it, for example instead of a mini-calendar what about a cute pictures of your kids, spouse, pets?  Or how about making a little pocket on it to add affirmations, quotes or something to remind you of how great you are?  Don’t forget you can get Heartfelt Blooms free with any $50 purchase!!

Here is the video to make it, but I challenge you to try something new and share it with me.  My juices just started flowing.    This week-end I had a drawing for those who attended my Open House, well how about this at the end of this week I will give away the same set I gave away yesterday?  Post a project on my facebook page at this link https://www.facebook.com/craftydreamsdotcom/ or comment on this page.  I will pick a Random name next monday giving everyone at least a week!

 

Ok so to make the Calendar pedestal you need the following:

4.25” x 11” long I used Melon Mambo scoring at 5.5”

4” x 4” of Melon Mambo scoring at .5”, 2” and 3.5”

4” x 5.25 of Whisper White Cardstock

Melon Mambo Ink

Clear faceted gems

and your choice of what you are matting, I did a calendar with Lime Twist but I recommend stay with the same color you made the pedestal with.   Please follow along on the tutorial and while you are there please subscribe to get my latest videos!

 

 

 

 

 

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January Paper Pumpkin 2018

Yesterday I received my “Calypso Coral” boxes in the mail.  I have been waiting all week for them.  I absolutely love getting Paper Pumpkin, it’s so much fun to be surprised each month with a new project.  The best part it comes with everything you need right there is the beautiful little package.  This month it was for Valentines but with a different spin on the colors.  Absolutely adorable!!

Take a look at the project I worked on this morning.

 

Just a quick reminder that for any order over $50 you are eligible to pick a product from the Sale-a-Bration catalog!  Take a look inside the Sale A Bration catalog by clicking the picture below.