Monday, December 29, 2014

Many Merry Stars Simply Created Ideas

Just a few more days to take advantage of the Year End Closeouts available through Stampin' Up!  Today's project features the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit that is on sale while supplies last.  This kit is so much fun to assemble and looks so much more elegant than the catalog pictures portray.  With all the pieces in the kit, you can make these boxes or you could make cards and other holiday memorabilia.  I actually put the big star on the top of my tree and hung all the smaller stars on the tree.

This kit works with the Many Merry Stars stamp set which is also on sale!

Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit - $20.79
Many Merry Stars Photopolymer Stamp Set - $12.79

Have a craftastic day,

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Many Merry Stars Gift Holder

The closeout continues on my Web site of great holiday merchandise, both retired and from the Holiday catalog.  The project below features the Many Merry Stars photopolymer stamp set which is available for $12.79 until January 5th or while supplies last.  You can order it here!

To make these adorable gift card holders, just take one of our great Tag a Bags and folder it so that the decorative edge hides the seam on the bottom of the bag.  Add a belly band of some sort.  In this case, I used the 1" Cherry Cobbler Linen Ribbon.  The stars are created using the Stars Framelits and the Typeset and Under the Tree Designer Series Papers.  Add a little dimension with a scallop scrunch flower and color some rhinestones with the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities.  The card slips in one pocket and the gift card in the other.

  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Typeset DSP, Under the Tree DSP
  • Inks: Cherry Cobbler
  • Stamps: Many Merry Stars
  • Accessories: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform and Cutting Mats, Stars Framelits, 7/8 Scallop Punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities, 1" Cherry Cobbler Linen Ribbon, 2 1/2 Circle Punch, Polka Dot Tag a Bag, Dimensionals, Scissors, and Adhesive
On Sale now:
Have a craftastic day,

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Watercolor Winter Simply Created Ideas

Check out the deals happening now from Stampin' Up!  Current products and holiday retired merchandise at amazing deals.  One of the products on sale is the Watercolor Winter Simply Createdaa kit.  This kit allows you to make 20 amazing handcrafted cards to use for next holiday season.  It comes with several ideas but here are a few more to make with the supplies!

Check out this kit at:

Have a craftastic day,

Friday, December 26, 2014

A Week in a Day - Simply Snowflake

It's been a while since I posted but not since I crafted!  Instead of taking a week to catch up on Paper Pumpkin, I am going for all my ideas in one post!  :)  Some were intentional ideas and several were results of accidental excellence - like dropping the stamp or inking it poorly!

The standard projects with this awesome kit were a fold out card and a Happy Holiday tag.  I cut my family photo slightly and attached it to the inside.  I have mine sitting up on my mantle for my own holiday keepsake.

When stamping the tag, make sure you place that To/From up far enough that it doesn't show through the window.

If you stamp too low, you can always make this card.  I speak from experience...  Just add a snowflake over the hole with some of the rhinestones and a little of the beautiful washi tape on the side.

Then use the front of the tag on a Notecard.  Just cut off the end of the tag and use on the top to make a little file folder looking element.  I added some rhinestones to the letters and the baker's twine to the top in a pretty little bow.

Now, since I was on the notecard kick, I decided to play a bit with the stencils that were left over when you punched out the snowflakes.  With a slight bit of trimming, they fit beautifully on our Notecards and Envelopes.

I added a little banner to the center of the card and should have put rhinestones in the center of each snowflake but I just realized that as I was typing.

This one was a result of playing with all the embellishments in the kit.
I also used the stencil on a small canvas and used white paint and a sponge to go over the top.  It turned out great until I covered it with Modge Podge and it smeared.  There is potential there for those that want to try.
There were more happy accidents.  I dropped the Happy Holidays stamp on the front of one of my cards.  So, I tried to stamp all over it and that looked worse.  So I cut off the snowflake from the front of the card and sponged it.  I then cut it up and adhered it to the inside of the card.  On the front I just used the White Snowflake die pieces with a small snowflake to hold it shut on the front.

I loved this kit.  It came with a six piece stamp set, 8 cards, 12 tags, a Lost Lagoon Stampin' Spot, a roll of silver washi tape, rhinestones, and baker's twine.  For only $19.95 plus tax.   Remember that you can buy extras of this kit if you are a member!


To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, visit before midnight on January 10th!
Perks for signing up under me:
  1. I have committed to having additional samples created using the kit by the first week of the month.  That way those that are cardmakers have options just like those that scrapbook or like decor.
  2. I will post frequent updates to the Pinterest board I have dedicated to Paper Pumpkin projects - again providing you inspiration to use with your kit if you need something different from the instructions included!
  3. I will host a Paper Pumpkin party that is free for the recipients of Paper Pumpkin with me.  Those crafting friends can come for free and enjoy good company and a pumpkin snack while putting together your kits.  These events will usually be the first Wednesday of the month!  There will also be a door prize given each month to the attendees and if you want to make any of the samples I show using the kit (that doesn't require hardware like frames), I will provide that for attendees as well.
Take care and I hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday and are heading towards an awesome new year!