January 23, 2018

Paper Pumpkin - Why It's Such an Amazing Deal

Hello and Happy Tuesday! I hope you're off to a great week so far. I'm in the process of getting ready to do some traveling for my full-time job as a Clinical Informaticist. First stop, Kansas City, Missouri...then possibly Washington State, then who knows where? We shall see. Our hospital is looking into a new electronic documentation system as our current system is fairly antiquated and it's time to spruce it up so we are doing some site visits to learn the good the bad and the ugly of our top 3 contenders. So, now just to hope for good travel weather!
Anyhoo, today I wanted to talk to you a little bit about Paper Pumpkin. I feel like Paper Pumpkin gets looked over, maybe because of her humble beginnings? I'm not sure, but what I am sure of, Paper Pumpkin deserves to have the spotlight shown on her just as much as any other Stampin' Up! product.
And what's even more great? There is NO guess work! You don't need to figure out what will coordinate? What paper should I buy? What stamp set should I get? Ok, so which ink color will go? And on and on the questions form. Who needs all that stress? Not to mention, when making all those decisions, it can get pretty pricey to get all the materials you need for your project. But NOT with Paper Pumpkin! Paper Pumpkin is literally an ALL inclusive craft kit! Each month, this adorable little orange box arrives in your mailbox filled with EVERYTHING you need to create that months project. You receive a full color instruction sheet, an EXCLUSIVE stamp set (you can NOT purchase these stamps outside of Paper Pumpkin...EVER!) an ink cube or two that coordinate with the project (colors will NOT repeat in a 12 month rolling calendar - this means you get to collect at least 12 new colors per year) all of the cardstock precut and scored for the project at hand, any Stampin' Dimensionals, glue dots and sticky strip adhesive you may need for the projects along with any embellishments required such as twine, sequins etc. that the project calls for. It's got EVERYTHING! And another very cool feature of Paper Pumpkin...there are a couple of ways to get this awesome little box to your door! First, there is the recurring subscription; this is $19.95/month plus tax (shipping is included) and every month as long as you maintain your subscription, this sweet box will arrive faithfully to your doorstep.
Second, there is the pre-paid subscriptions and we have options here as well. You can choose between a single one month pre-paid subscription (a great way to just check it out) a 3, 6 and 12 month pre-paid subscriptions. Just choose the one that is right for YOU! And here is the BONUS: with a 3, 6 or 12 month pre-paid subscription....you earn Sale-a-bration rewards! OH YEAH! And to sweeten the deal even more, for the 6 and 12 month subscriptions, you save $1 and $2 per month! I mean really? How can you go wrong?
Paper Pumpkin is perfect if you are an avid crafter or a brand new paper crafter. And it makes the perfect gift for those crafty friends and family! Need more convincing? Check out this Year in Review video to see a years worth of Paper Pumpkin!
Think Paper Pumpkin might be perfect for you? Just click here get started with a continuous subscription; or click here to place a pre-paid 1,3,6 or 12 month subscription and get your Sale-a-bration bonus!
Oh, and one more perk for my subscribers...you get to join my Paper Pumpkin group on Facebook where we can hang out and assemble our kits together on Facebook Live...yep, it's fun!
Ok, while you think about this and ponder which subscription fits you best, sign up for my newsletter to get access to lots of free tutorials and I will make sure you know whenever Stampin' Up! has a special and all of my events.
Happy Stamping,


January 21, 2018

RemARKable Ink Big Blog Hop - Valentines!


Happy Sunday and welcome to the Remarkable Ink Big Blog Hop! This month our theme is Valentines! You may just be starting out on the hop, here with me, Katrina Wolfe at Katrina's Kreative Heart or you may have come from the person before me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup is below and will help you move along the hop from blog to blog so you won't miss any of the amazing projects along the way. Again, you are on my blog, Katrina's Kreative Heart, with me, Katrina Wolfe.
Today, I have another project using the amazing Sure Do Love You bundle paired up with Heart Happiness stamp set found in the 2018 Occasions catalog. I just LOVE these products as they pair together flawlessly. And when I saw the "watercolor" looking striped heart in the Heart Happiness stamp set, my first thought was "baby wipe" technique so, I finally decided to give it a try, and here are the results!
I used Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and Calypso Coral re-inkers on a makeshift ink pad made from Baby Wipes and I love the effect. You could do any combination of colors you wish. I chose mine based on the colors found in the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. 
Here is the finished card:
I hope you are inspired to pull out your re-inkers and some Baby Wipes and see what cool color combinations you can come up with to tell someone special how much you love them!
Thanks so much for taking part in our bog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you won't want to miss. Remember, you're currently on my blog, Katrina's Kreative Heart with Katrina Wolfe, so check the blog hop lineup below to see who is next in the list. 
Happy Hopping,







Product List
Sure Do Love You Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$29.00
Sure Do Love You Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$21.00
Sure Do Love You Wood-Mount Bundle
$55.75
Sure Do Love You Clear-Mount Bundle
$48.50
Heart Happiness Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Lots To Love Box Framelits Dies
$33.00
Powder Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.00
Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.00
Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
$13.00
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$3.75
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$3.75
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$3.25
Gold Mini Sequin Trim
$6.00
Fast Fuse Adhesive
$10.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00

January 16, 2018

Sunshine and Rainbows -Another Bundle

Hello and Happy Tuesday! Once again, it's bitter cold here and of course the snow is falling...nothing new here. But, it sure does make hanging out in the craft room a lot of fun, because, well what else could one do on a day like this? 
Today, I want to share another fun bundle from the Occasions catalog with you. It's called Sunshin and Rainbows and this is such a fun set with  lot of options built into it, such as you can stamp each color of the rainbow and cut them out or you can do like I did and just cut out the colored cardstock using scraps from my stash to build your rainbow that way. Then there are the individual clouds like the ones I used here and then there is also the large layering border clouds to build a cloudy scene.

Measurements:

Soft Sky Cardstock: 8.5" x 5.5" scored and folded at 4.25"
Elegant Eggplant Cardstock: 2" x 3.25"; scrap for last piece in the rainbow
Whisper White Cardstock: 4" x 2.5"; scraps for the clouds
Scraps of Real Red; Pumpkin Pie; Daffodil Delight; Garden Green; Dapper Denim

Directions:

Stamp the sentiment in the lower right corner of the Whisper White and layer the Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White onto the cardbase with adhesive of choice. Run each piece of the scraps through the Big Shot with the rainbow dies in the order of ROYGBV and adhere them in the same order onto the center of the Whisper White. Cut out 2 clouds and adhere to each end of the rainbow with a Stampin' Dimensional.

I hope you enjoyed this simple card. In spite of piecing each individual color of the rainbow, this card goes together very quickly and was a lot of fun to do. I hope it inspires you to pull your set out and play with it. I would love to see what you do with it and I invite you to join my Facebook page, and share your creations with us. We LOVE to ooh and ahhh over each others creations. 

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Product List
Sunshine & Rainbows Photopolymer Bundle
$45.75
Sunshine & Rainbows Photopolymer Stamp Set
$21.00
Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies
$30.00
Soft Sky 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Elegant Eggplant 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.00
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Daffodil Delight 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Garden Green 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Dapper Denim 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00

January 14, 2018

RemArkably Created Blog Hop: Bundle Up! With the Sure Do Love You Bundle


Hello and welcome to this months RemARKably Created blog hop. This month our theme is Bundle Up as we are featuring some amazing bundles from the new 2018 Spring Occasions catalog. Currently, you are visiting my blog, Katrina's Kreative Heart, with me, Katrina Wolfe. Below, you will find  the full line up with links to each of the blogs in the hop. Use these links to move from blog to blog so you won't miss any of the amazing projects and inspiration.
Today, I want to share with you one of my all time favorite bundles in the catalog, Sure Do Love You. I am just in love with this entire suite and this stamp and die set are just awesome.

These boxes are so easy to make using the Lots to Love Box Framelits dies and can be used for so many things, such as a treat box filled with sweet treats (Sweet Tarts come to mind) but I really love them for holding the brand new Narrow Note Cards!
To create this cute little box, I used a sheet of Whisper White cardstock and cut it in half. I ran each half through the Big Shot with the box die and put the box together. I have a video below to show you how. I then cut 2 pieces of designer series paper, from the Painted with Love collection, 4-5/8" x 2-3/4" and adhered one to each side of the box. I then cut out a Melon Mambo heart from the Lots to Love Box die set and stamped the sentiment on to a piece of Powder Pink cardstock and cut that out with the same heart die. I layered the 2 hearts together and added some of the gold Love Mini Tinsel Trim and adhered them all to the front of the box with Stampin' Dimensionals.
For the note card, I started with a Whisper White Narrow Note Card and cut a piece of the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper 2-1/4" x 4-1/4". I then cut out a heart from Powder Pink cardstock using the Sweet and Sassy Framelits and added it to the center of the card with a Stampin' Dimensional. I then stamped the banner image with Melon Mambo ink onto a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock and cut it out with the coordinating die from the Lots to Love Box Framelits dies. I added the banner over the center of the heart with Stampin' Dimensionals, and these adorable little Valentine's fit perfectly into the box and would make a great little gift to share with someone special.


I hope you enjoyed today's project and are feeling inspired by all of the amazing projects in the blog hop. Remember, you are here at Katrina's Kreative Heart, with Katrina Wolfe and you will find the link to the next blog in the hop in the list below. If you would like to know about up coming events or to know what's happening in the world of Stampin' Up!, feel free to join my mailing list. I usually send out my newsletter twice a week to keep you informed along with tips and tutorials.
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