Monday, January 25, 2016

January Paper Pumpkin: Cute Conversations

Love is in the air—and if you’re a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, it’s is in your mailbox too! Our hearts are full of love for the January Cute Conversations kit. This sweet kit includes 30 paper hearts that are not only adorable, but double-sided too. Speaking of doubles, this kit has dual-purpose—you can make heart treat pockets and a banner. We decided to use 12 hearts for a banner and 18 to make nine treat pockets.

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But, as we all know, the fun never stops with the planned purpose of Paper Pumpkin. (Say that five times fast!) Here are some more adorable ideas for this kit.
If you love the idea of d├ęcor, but want to spread the love a little more, you could make this cute hanging heart. Don’t you LOVE the use of the sequins? (Insert all the heart-eyed emojis here.) This would be such a fun, non-treat gift for any sweetheart on your Valentine’s list.


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If you’re steering away from treats, use two hearts to make a card and write a little note inside. Add a few embellishments to sweeten it up and this is sure to steal a few hearts on the day of love!


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There are so many cute greetings in the stamp set that you’ll want to use on other stamping projects like this Love You card. The cute polka dot background is from the new Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper, stamped with a few little hearts from the Cute Conversations set.

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Here’s another fun treat packaging idea using the Kraft Tag a Bag Gift Bags. Easily turn the printed hearts into a cute tag and embellish to your heart’s content!

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Pick up some refills (while supplies last) so you’re all set for Valentine’s Day.
Remember, Paper Pumpkin is on sale for Sale-A-Bration! You can get a 3-month prepaid subscription for just $55 and instantly qualify for a free Sale-A-Bration item. Click here to learn more.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Happiest of Birthdays

I'm finally getting my card in for the Pals Paper Arts (PPA) color challenge.

The challenge is to use the colors Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo and Basic Black. 

This is not a hard challenge because all of these colors are great!



I used lots of stuff from the new Occasions Catalog like the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set, Confetti Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and It's My Party DSP. 

Here's my card. Happiest of Birthdays to you. 


I stamped the sentiment with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink and assembled it using the Lots of Labels Framelits.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy stamping!

Hugs & Blessings, Angela

 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Pals Blog Hop "From the Heart"


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for January 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are showcasing projects using Stampin’ Up! products featuring a theme from any of the following: Valentine’s Day; Thinking of You; Get Well; or Sympathy. All of these themes come “From the Heart.”  We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

I'm sharing from my heart with a message for you to "enjoy the little things."  Time is too short to not take a moment to smell the roses.


Even as I was making this card, I had to stop and notice my inky fingers.  Who doesn't get inky fingers when stamping?  

My inky fingers then reminded me that I was getting time to do something that I really love - stamping! I don't know about you, but this is precious time for me.

So that's my moment of sharing. 
Move on and don't forget to  
"enjoy the little things."


Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!
  1. Jennifer Michalski at Stampin' Serenity
  2. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  3. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  4. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  5. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  6. Michelle Gleeson at www.StampinMojo.com
  7. Shannon Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  9. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  10. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  11. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  12. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  13. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  14. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  15. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly's Creative Corner
  16. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  17. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards

    SUPPLIES USED

     STAMPS
    What I Love (Sale-A-Bration) 141276 FREE with $50 order
    Enjoy the Little Things (Occasions Catalog) 140958 $17.00

    PAPER
    Crumb Cake Cardstock 120953 $7.00
    Cucumber Crush Cardstock 138335 $7.00

    INK
    Cucumber Crush 138324 $6.50
    Pacific Point 126951 $6.50
    Tempting Turquoise 126952 $6.50

    EXTRAS
    1" Dotted Lace Trim 138423 $6.00


    Thanks for visiting my blog
    Hugs and blessings,
    Angela