Paper Crafting Projects

My room is almost clean so it's time to play!

Well the Lord must have known I needed to be indoors today but very thankful for the rain we are getting in Minnesota!  The grass is a beautiful shade of green already and trees are coming back to life! 

Today I want to share the Paper Pumpkin kit for April.  Now I will be honest...when I saw this I was skeptical but after I got it all together, I was pleasantly surprise!  Take a look!

Final wreath

What do you think?  I was very happy when I finished and was shocked with how much extras we got with this kit.  What to do, what to do.....I know, make a card!  Here is what I came up with:

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I think it turned out pretty cute and hope you agree!  Now for the fun part, how about your very own Paper Pumpkin kit?!?!  I would love to make that reality come true for you and have one small question to complete this challenge.  What color(s) do you think about when it rains?  Do you think of rainbows or only see grey?  I would love to hear it!  Those that respond to me in any way, shape or form by April 29th, will be entered to win their very own Paper Pumpkin kit featured below:


Can't wait to hear from you and now back to creating!  Thanks for stopping by!


Now isn't he cute!

So this little cutie was so popular this past weekend at a vendor show I attended, I thought I would teach you how to make him! 


The body is the easiest part utilizing the Fry Box die from Stampin Up!  When you cut the box, there are easy score lines to guide you thru the assembly.  The rest of your supplies are featured below:


So when I first saw this box on Pinterest, Santa's hair was made with the wreath framelit that shamefully I do not have.  Again, what to do, what to do.....  I wonder if a flower would work?  Well as you see above, I cut one out but it really looked like a flower and not hair.  To change the look, I simply used the same die, just turned it ever so slight and cut again as you see below:


Once this was done, he started coming alive!  The rest of his face was a series of circle punches, an oval and of course a mustache.  On his nose and his face, I applied some Cherry Cobbler so he looked nice and rosy!  and I think the most important part was to use dimensional dots!  I used them on his mustache as well as his nose.  Here is a side view:


After I had him all assembled, I used a chalk pen to make his eyes come to life and some glitter to his mustache to give a little sparkle.  Here is what that looked like:


And there you have it - a cute and easy gift!  To complete the project, I found chocolate kisses that were wrapped in red and white and the flag on them says "ho, ho, ho" which just added more cuteness!  I hope you are inspired by this project and I will be making some for customers that just needed more from last weekend which I am more than happy to assist with.  :) 

Rumor has it that I have a nice sized package in my stampin room with goodies from the new catalog starting January 5th!  Stay tuned as you just might see what was in that box this weekend.....  Happy stampin!!

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Check out this great use of the Mini Treat Bag!

Hello friends - Sorry it's been awhile!  In this issue, I would like to share a great idea for our popular Mini Treat Bag Framelit: 


I have made many of the regular sized bags and absolutely love the idea of a smaller version too!  Talk about multi functional!  And the extra images you get with this set, well you can't go wrong.  (see below for all framelits that come with this)  Here are some ideas that I have  made with the new cotton paper - have you seen this paper?!?!  It makes the most beautiful flowers!




Thanks for stopping by today and hope you are falling in love with this treat bag framelit too!  Contact me today to get yours in time for the holidays - Have a great day! 

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How about a little treat to brighten your day?

Gosh, I have to apologize - it's been awhile!  I do have a treat for any of you who would like to participate.  I would like to know, what is your most favorite holiday to send a card for?  I will start and say my favorite is no holiday at all, it's a 'just because' card.  I wish I could see faces of those that are surprised with a little hello in the mail.  Have you ever gotten one of these?  So I want to hear from you - what is your favorite?  To sweeten the deal, I have an extra Paper Pumpkin kit from this month, did you see it?  Oh so cute and I actually took it with me on vacation and stamped in the most beautiful location....

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My In-Laws kitchen table in the Black Hills of South Dakota!  The picture does not do it justice - I never claimed to be a photographer.  LOL  We adore our visits to the Hills!  Oh, back to the FREEBIE!  Here is a better look at the kit:

Paper pump August

I had fun with the kit and left some with my Mother-In-Law to enjoy and surprise others with a little goodie when they least expect it! 

Now for you, let's hear it!  Please comment below, or on Facebook, email - just tell me!  I will draw from all the names this Saturday for your very own Paper Pumpkin kit.  Thanks for stopping by!