August Paper Pumpkin Weekend Fun

August 2014 Paper Pumpkin, Daydream Medallions

Imagine my little happy dance as I checked my mailbox on Saturday and sitting on top of a stack of bills, college recruiting letters (for my daughter, of course) and a load of junk mail was the familiar red box with my latest Paper Pumpkin kit! I am sure that I looked ridiculous but I didn’t care! Finding something enjoyable in that mailbox is my treat to myself every month! I ran – well, walked fast – into my house and opened the box as quickly as I could. I truly love opening the tissue paper and seeing the surprise inside! This month’s box was no exception with great paper, laser cut sentiments as well as stamps that I know I will use again and again and even very cool envelopes to use. Fantastic kit, Stampin’ Up!!

So I played to my heart’s content this weekend and came up with a few cards. The card above will be submitted to the Mojo Monday sketch challenge this week. I stepped up the kit just a little, adding the Daydream Medallions stamp set for the focal point. Here is the sketch:

Mojo 359 Sketch

 

So, here are the other projects I made with the same kit:

August 2014 Paper PumpkinSerene Silhouettes, August 2014 Paper Pumpkin

The Smile card is so pretty! This one is going in my daughter’s backpack on the first day of school in just a couple of weeks. I added Strawberry Slush cardstock, Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon and the retired Strawberry Slush Stretch Trim. I also punched the shapes from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack from one of the mini cards in the kit, then added pearls and rhinestones. I will be submitting this card to the My Pumpkin Challenge. If you haven’t been to that blog, it is a great place to get inspiration for your Paper Pumpkin kits.

The Serene Silhouettes card started out masculine but I am not so sure now! haha I heat embossed the image in Early Espresso then sponged Always Artichoke and Crumb Cake over the image. I embossed the Strawberry Slush cardstock with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder then sponged it with Crumb Cake. The linen thread that came with the kit was wrapped around the image then topped with the new Gold metal button in the new Holiday Mini catalog.

August 2014 Paper Pumpkin miniHere is a mini card from the cards in the kit, adding Regal Candy Dots.

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: Daydream Medallions, Serene Silhouettes
  • Paper: Strawberry Slush, Always Artichoke, Hello Honey, Whisper White
  • Ink: Strawberry Slush, Always Artichoke, Hello Honey, VersaMark
  • SU Tools: Floral Frames Framelits, Bird Builder Punch, Fancy Fan Emboss Folder, Lovely Lace Emboss Folder, Woodgrain Emboss Folder, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
  • Finishing Touch: Early Espresso Emboss Powder, Pearls Basic Jewels, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon, Strawberry Slush Stretch Trim (retired), Gold Metal Button, Neutral Brads, August 2014 Paper Pumpkin

 

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So, did I convince you to give Paper Pumpkin a try? There is no better time than right now while you can get the first two months at 50% off! There is no contract! If you don’t like it, then cancel it any time you want. You can sign up HERE. Contact me if you need any assistance!

 

Weekly Deal

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So, I hope you liked my cards today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). You can do both of those right here on the right sidebar of my blog.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie

Million & One Gift Card Enclosure Packs

Gift Card Enclosure Pack, Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Label Love

 

Welcome to my 150th blog post and first year anniversary of Secret Stamper!

I don’t know what I would do without gift cards! I know there are people who don’t appreciate them but they just seem a little nicer than sticking a check or cash into an envelope to me. I have teenagers! At my age, I can tell you that I don’t have a clue what they want and they want to pick it out anyway. So you can just imagine how happy I was with the new Gift Card Enclosure Pack! It folds up easily and is very economical at only $5.95 for a package of 10! All I had to do was make a belly band to slip over the top. The belly band is topped with a Tea Lace Doily and Rich Razzleberry flowers made from Flower Shop and Petite Petals stamp sets along with a sentiment from Label Love. In case you noticed, I colored a couple of the pearls with the Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities pen, which really added some interest for flowers. I had this project made in just a few minutes!

Million & One

Of course, you should have a card that coordinates, right? I used the same DSP as the belly band, Sweet Taffy. The sentiment is the beautiful Million & One that looks so pretty in Rich Razzleberry. I stamped more petite flowers in both Strawberry Slush and Rich Razzleberry, then added some bling with Rhinestones and pearls to finish a clean and simple card. I had both of these projects done in no time at all, which is perfect for people like me who always seem to wait till the last minute!

 

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: Million & One, Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Label Love
  • Paper: Sweet Taffy, Strawberry Slush, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
  • Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Strawberry Slush
  • SU Tools: 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Artisan Label Punch, Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch
  • Finishing Touch: Gift Card Enclosure Pack (#136662), Tea Lace Doilies, Pearl Basic Jewels, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Large Pearls, Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities, Brights Designer Buttons

One last look at the gift card set:

Gift Card Enclosure Pack, Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Label Love, Million & One

So, I hope you liked my gift card set today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). You can do both of those right here on the right sidebar of my blog.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie

Dude You’re Welcome to Play with the PPA

Dude You're Welcome, PPA

I was really quite excited to purchase Dude, You’re Welcome. And, honestly, my son seemed quite happy to receive it after it arrived. The problem is that he never used it. In my world, that is just not acceptable. A Stampin’ Up! product just can’t stay in its box that long! So, I challenged myself to see what I could do with it. My card will be entered into the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge this week, using Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzazz, and Basic Black. The stamp is from the kit and the DSP is the new Confetti Celebration – perfect for any “special occasion.”

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Well, that was pretty for a girl but this set was made with men in mind, so I challenged myself to make a masculine card. With my son heading off to college this weekend, I wanted to make him a card. My only problem is how to fill in the blank:

Dude You're Welcome, Masculine

 

So, if you have any ideas, I would really appreciate you letting me know in a comment! Should I go mushy and say “love”? Or would it be better to say “miss”? Or should I say something else completely? Please, give me some ideas!!

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: Dude, You’re Welcome kit (#132807)
  • Paper: Confetti Celebration, Basic Black, Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzazz
  • Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo
  • SU Tools: Deco Label Framelits, Circle Collections Framelits, Tiny Triangles Embossing Folder, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Mustache Framelit
  • Finishing Touch: Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon, Basic Black 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Neutrals Candy Dots

So, I hope you liked my cards today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). You can do both of those right here on the right sidebar of my blog.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie