Elegant Gift Box Tutorial

My stampers had a blast making this easy Elegant Gift Boxes and my last Technique Class and I hope you do too!

This box measures 3 x 5 inches and is 1-1/2 inches deep. I fell in love with the box when I saw a video by Pootles in the UK. I made a couple of changes to make it easier to open. Take a look at the video below and see how easy it is to make. After I made the first one I couldn’t stop and made 4 more!

Here are the additional boxes I made:

Smokey Slate Cardstock with Silver Embossing Powder

Basic Black Cardstock with White Embossing Powder

Retired Specialty Designer Series Paper with Gold Embossing Powder

Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper with Black Embossing Powder and lots of Fussy Cutting

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Now go make these adorable Elegant Boxes!

The Extra Tools Are Here!

I mentioned in a previous post that you would be able to purchase additional Stamparatus tools if necessary. Here’s a short video demonstrating these tools.

I’ll have to admit that you really don’t need 4 plates to complete the stamped design demonstrated in this video. That’s what’s so great about the Stamparatus, you can just place the other two stamps on the opposite side of each of the two existing plates and you have all four stamps mounted and ready to stamp.

A Free Set of Magnets from Me

As I also mentioned in previous posts, when you purchase a Stamparatus directly through me I will give you an extra set of magnets. The magnets are a tricky thing and can easily break if they come in contact with each other quickly (I mean crash into each other!). If this happens to you and you purchased your Stamparatus through me, I will you give you a Free set of Magnets.

 

I’m counting down the days to OnStage in November celebrating 30 Years of Stamping Fun!

World Card Making Day…Did You Know?

Did you know that the first Saturday of October is World Card Making Day? Crafters around the world celebrate this day by making something crafty. You don’t have to be a crafty person to make something crafty, just take a look at the easy to make crafty kits below discounted 10%.

I hold a World Card Making event every year with a few of my friends. Everyone has lots of fun and it’s a great way to celebrate this day.

Stampin’ Up! has a great way to celebrate this day also. Beginning today, October 1st through Sunday, October 7th they are offering a number of products to make crafting very easy. The kits have almost everything you need with instructions to put together lovely cards and projects. Don’t miss out on getting these products at a 10% discount, that’s basically FREE shipping!

World Card Making Day 10% OFF List

Notes Of Kindness Card Kit

$35.00 now $31.50

Soft Sayings Card Kit

$35.00 now $31.50

Lots Of Happy Card Kit

$35.00 now $31.50

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00 now $3.50

Foam Adhesive Strips

$8.00 now $7.20

Tear & Tape Adhesive

$7.00 now $6.30

 

When placing your order online use Hostess Code EVJKGGXC for orders under $150 and you will receive a special gift from me. A minimum order of $50 gets you an additional gift.

 

REMINDER!

Starting today you can order your Stamparatus Accessories!

stamparatus accessories List

Anyone who orders a Stamparatus directly from me

will receive a FREE extra set of Magnets!

So much to celebrate during World Card Making Day/Week!

C E L E B R A T I N G !

September 2018 Paper Pumpkin

Nothing is scarier than being without cute treat packaging for Halloween! So we put a lot of thought into brewing up our Frights & Delights September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit—just for you.

Enjoy!

My Top Fifteen from the Holiday Catalog

I started with my Top Ten and then kept adding!  There are so many great products in the Holiday Catalog, This is the order as they appear in the catalog.

My Top 15 Products from the Holiday Catalog

1.Merry Little Christmas Clear-Mount Bundle
133287s I just love Thinlits with Words. They really dress up a card.
2.Dashing Deer Clear-Mount Bundle
149935s This deer is so precious, it reminds me of a deer stamp we had a few years ago which I loved.
3.Farmhouse Christmas Photopolymer Bundle
149941s This set just reminds me of my childhood Christmas. No, we didn’t have a red truck or a farmhouse (we lived in the city, Brooklyn NY) but I always dreamed of living in a farmhouse like this when I was a child.
4.Winter Woods Clear-Mount Bundle
149992s I love the dimension of the large tree with the Framelit die and come on…the birch trunks and gathering of trees!
5.Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8″ (1.6 Cm) Reversible Ribbon
147818s Merry Merlot is my new favorite Red color and how can you go wrong with you pair it up with Copper!
6.Joyous Noel 6″ X 6″ Glimmer Paper
147817s Glimmer Paper in any color is awesome and these three colors; Copper, Merry Merlot and Tranquil Tide just take the cake!
7.Take Your Pick
144107s Finally, a tool that helps with all those little pieces we love to add to our cards!
8.Homemade Kindness Clear-Mount Stamp Set
147664s This is another childhood Christmas memory. My aunt had a stove like this and I loved the smell of baking apple pies.
9.Timeless Tidings Project Kit
148028s The perfect Project Kit for your holiday cards! It’s so in demand that it’s currently on back order until mid-October! You can’t beat the price, 20 card kits for $20.
10.Spirited Snowmen Clear-Mount Stamp Set
148072s How cute and sweet. I love the sentiment ‘Love never melts’!
11.Beautiful Blizzard Clear-Mount Bundle
149921s Another great sentiment ‘Snowflakes are Unique in the own Beautiful Way’ ‘and You are Extraordinary’. Talk about snowflakes, the Blizard Thinlit Die is amazing with all the snowflakes!
12.Flourish Filigree Clear-Mount Stamp Set
147870s The large filigree stamp is a great background stamp that can be used past the holidays on any card.
13.Still Night Clear-Mount Bundle
149978s Love the Owl in the stamp set and the Owl from the Thinlit Dies! So sweet and mysterious.
14.Galvanized Metallic Paper
147805s This paper looks just like tin, the perfect match for the following product.
15.Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
147906s I love the Tin Tile look, I have a small cupboard with this look that I just adore!

Here are a few pictures of some of the products.

Here’s a card I made using the Merry Little Christmas Bundle and the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

 

Halloween Shadow Box Fun!

I had a great time with my stampers while they put together their Halloween Shadowboxes. My friend Debra and I designed the first in our series of Holiday Shadowboxes.

Patricia and Lois

Amelia and Andrea

Birgitt

Sylvia

Jennifer and Jeanette

Terry

Jennifer and Jeanette used a couple of stickers from their Paper Pumpkin Halloween kit to spook up their shadowbox!

Our next Shadowbox Class will be held on Saturday, October 20th. We will be making a Thanksgiving Shadowbox. You can register HERE

Clearance Rack Update Time!

New items have been added to the Clearance Rack in the online store. Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 60%, products will go quickly. Shop now and stock up.

Products $3.00 and BELOW!

Products $3.20 – $6.00!

Products $10.00 and Above!

Don’t delay, these products will not last!

Don’t forget to use

when shopping my Online Store!

Stamparatus Love…

How much do you love your Stamparatus?

We know that owning a Stamparatus means it was love at first sight and Stampin’ Up! wanted to give you even more to love about this versatile tool by introducing Stamparatus accessories!

Available October 1st

The new accessories are:

  1. Small Grid Paper
  2. Stamparatus Plates
  3. Stamparatus Foam Mats
  4. Stamparatus Accessories Pack

in addition to the Stamparatus magnets currently available.

Grid Paper – perfectly sized to fit the Stamparatus, for precision stamp alignment every time. (50 sheets) 149621 – $6.50

Stamparatus Plates – Additional plates allow you to have multiple stamp arrangements ready to go! (2 plates) 149693 – $15.00

Stamparatus Foam Mat – Extra foam mat for photopolymer stamping. (1 mat) 150081 – $3.00

 

Stamparatus Accessories Pack – Includes Stamparatus plates (Imperial), grid paper, foam mat 151049 – $24.50

Magnets – Magnets for the Stamparatus. Man, these things are strong! Rare earth magnets are great but are brittle by nature. (2 magnets) 148213 – $12.00

These new accessories will keep you stamping without stop! You can order these accessories as soon as October 1st!

 

Team Meeting and Swap

This past Saturday I held my monthly Team Meeting with my downline and as usual, I forgot to take a picture of our fabulous team! We were a total of 11 team members and we had a great time learning and sharing with each other. We worked on a project and a few of us also swapped cards. We were a total of 5 who participated in the swap, take a look at the great variety of cards.

Tina’s swap. She did a great job combing the Waterfront stamp set with Thinlits from the Seasonal Layers set.

My swap was an inspired/cased layout by Brandy Cox I stamped the greeting from the Friendly Conversation stamp set on Whisper White cardstock then the spotlighted words on matching cardstock. I cut them down and glued over the Whisper White piece.

Maria’s swap. Maria used one of the Hostess stamp sets (Hand Delivered) to make this cute graduation card.

Carmen’s swap. Carmen combined the Woodland Embossing Folder with the Still Night stamp set and matching Night Owl Thinlits from the Holiday catalog for this stunning card.

Deborah’s swap. I love the colors Deborah used in this card! She combined the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder to bring out the flowers from the Tropical Chic Bundle.

If you would like to participate in my Team Meetings you can! Just join HERE for $99 and you get to pick $125 of products to customize your own starter kit. Then let the fun begin!

Stampin’Up! is celebrating their 30th Anniversary and it’s a big celebration!  During the first week of November Stampin’ Up! demonstrators will have the opportunity to participate in OnStage Live. There will be over 9000 of us in Orlando, FL swapping, sharing ideas, learning and meeting new people from 10 different countries. Did you know that Stampin’ Up! is in Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, New Zeland, United Kingdom and United States (including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico)?

Not So Halloween/Halloween Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Today is the last day to subscribe and get your Halloween Paper Pumpkin kit. Subscribe before midnight!

If you do not celebrate Halloween there will be alternative ideas to use with this kit full of color!

October is on its way! And when hordes of little ghosts and goblins
descend on your doorstep this Halloween, you can be prepared
with spooky-cute goodies just for them—handmade by you with a
little help from Paper Pumpkin. (P.S. You’ll love this kit’s frightfully
fun special-edition box!)

You’ve probably guessed already, but there are no tricks in this kit, just treats—treat packaging, that is. If you aren’t wild about Halloween or who prefer cards, check this out

If you are a current subscriber and want 2 kits for the month of October, log in into your account at PaperPumpkin.com, click on ‘My Account’ and update your subscription details. You can change it back after September 11th.