Thanks A Latte ~ July 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Thanks A Latte is this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit! Adorable little name for an adorable kit! This month’s kit contained all of the materials you needed to make 8 adorable little cards!  The stamp images that came in this kit were simply awesome! Fun little sentiments for all occasions and some cute little coffee cup images!Thanks a latte July 2015 PPOne of my favorite things about the Paper Pumpkin kits is the fun images that you get in each kit!  You can use these images over and over again to create projects even after you have used up all of the materials in your kit! You can also use the materials and stamps to design your own fun projects….be creative with it! Here are some alternate projects I created with the stamps and some of the materials in the kit:

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No Bones About It

No Bones About ItGood Morning!  Today I want to share a fun little birthday cards for kids! It showcases some great dinosaur images from the “No Bones About It” stamp set. As soon as I saw that set in the new catalog I immediately thought of my grandson! How adorable is this card? Let’s take a closer look at what you will need to make it!

Start with a piece of crumb cake cardstock for the base of your card. Randomly stamp some of the fun dinosaur bone and leaf images all over the front of the crumb cake card base.  I used crumb cake ink for a more subtle background. Cut a 4 1/4 x 1 1/2 inch piece of the English Garden Designer Paper.  Cut a 4 1/4 x 2 1/4 inch piece of night of navy cardstock. Adhere these 2 pieces together and then adhere to the center of your card. Yes, you will cover up some of the dinosaur images so try to stamp them towards the top and bottom of the card front. Cut a 3 x 2 inch piece of night of navy and a 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 inch piece of old olive cardstock…punch out the top of both of them using the scalloped tag topper. Stamp some of the dinosaur feet and little dots on the old olive piece.  Snip a little piece of the striped green cotton ribbon and thread it through both of the tags. Once you have it threaded through, secure the green tag to the blue one with some adhesive (be sure to secure it so that the blue tag serves as a matte for the green tag). Tie the ribbon together with a little piece of linen thread. Grab a scrap piece of white cardstock and stamp one of the sentiments from the No Bones About It stamp set. Punch out the sentiment with the ex-large oval punch and adhere to the tag with dimensionals.  That’s it! Enjoy!

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English Garden

english garden dspGood Morning!  Today I want to share one of 7 little card designs that you can make from one 12 x 12 sheet of designer paper. In some past posts, I have shared a very simple way to cut your 12 x 12 piece of designer paper so that you have absolutely no scraps left over. Do you remember what it’s called? It’s commonly referred to as the One Sheet Wonder.  Now there are several different ways to cut a 12 x 12 piece of designer paper but I find this is the quickest and easiest way to cut it.  You will end up with 6 pieces of designer paper that are 5 1/4 x 4 inches and 3 pieces of designer paper that are 1 1/2 x 4 inches.  So you could make 6 cards that are laid out exactly like this from one piece of paper!  Follow this link for a video tutorial and other information on how to cut your 12 x 12 papers http://stamptasticdesigns.com/2015/04/16/painted-petals-one-sheet-wonder/

So for this particular card, I used a piece of the new English Garden Designer Series Paper.  Simply gorgeous designs on this paper.  I started with a piece of whisper white cardstock for the base of this card. Using one of the 5 1/4 x 4 inch pieces of designer paper from the One Sheet Wonder technique, I simply adhered it to my white card base as a background. Next, I cut a 2 x 3 inch piece of whisper white cardstock and punched out the top with the scalloped tag topper punch. Stamp the images from the Garden in Bloom stamp set using Night of Navy and Hello Honey inks. For the finishing touch, add a bit of ribbon on your tag!  That’s it! Enjoy!

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Paper Pumpkin Promotion

What is Paper Pumpkin? It’s a monthly crafting kit program sent directly to YOU! Yes, you can craft in the comfort of your home! Each month, Stampin’ Up! sends you a surprise crafting kit in the mail. The kit comes complete with stamps, ink, adhesive and all of the materials you need to create the projects!header_PP_demo_6.2015_(1)If you’ve never tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to start! Get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you’ll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too! Use the code HALFOFF when you join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included). This offer is valid only on subscriptions (not the pre-paid options).

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Wild about Flowers

Are you wild about flowers? Then you will enjoy today’s little project showcasing some of the fun images in the wild about flowers stamp set. You may have noticed that I am drawn to projects with flowers and butterflies. Nature images are just so peaceful and calming.wild about flowersLet’s take a look at how to make this card.  Start with a piece of whisper white cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of wisteria wonder cardstock and emboss it with the new butterfly embossing folder. Adhere the embossed piece to the front of your card base. Cut a 2 3/4 x 5 1/4 inch piece of elegant eggplant cardstock for a matte and a 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock for stamping on. Grab your white cardstock and stamp some of the flower stems across the bottom of this piece using smoky slate ink. Next, grab the coordinating flower (the one that matches up with the stem/leaf image you chose) and stamp it on top of the stems with wisteria wonder ink. The stamps are photopolymers so you can see exactly where to stamp them allowing you to line up the images almost perfectly! Stamp a little sentiment in the corner using elegant eggplant ink. Adhere the elegant eggplant cardstock behind the white piece with all of your stamped images (the elegant eggplant piece serves as a matte for your project. Adhere to your card front with dimensionals. For the finishing touch, embellish a bitty butterfly with some rhinestones and adhere it to your card with dimensionals. Enjoy!

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It’s All About the Butterflies

watercolor wingsGood Morning! Today I have a beautiful butterfly project to share with all of you. The project showcases the new watercolor wings bundle and the “fluttering” textured embossing folder. This design was inspired by all of the suggestions posted on my facebook page…so thank you everyone!  Let’s take a closer look at how to make this project.

Start with a piece of smoky slate cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of white white cardstock and embossing it with the fluttering textured embossing folder. Sponge a bit of pink pirouette ink all over the embossed butterflies. Add a piece of sahara sand lace trim across the center of the white embossed piece. Grab the watercolor wings stamp set and a piece of whisper white cardstock.  You will be using 3 different stamps to create this one butterfly.  Stamp the outer wings with smoky slate ink, the inner background color of the butterfly with pink pirouette and then the finally overlay using melon mambo. Cut out the butterfly image using the coordinating framelit (which comes in the bundle). Use a piece of blushing bride (or pink pirouette) cardstock for the detailed center butterfly. Cut it out with the coordinate framelit in the bundle. Layer the 2 butterflies together with dimensionals and embellish the center with a rhinestone. Find a thing piece of scrap glimmer paper and adhere it behind the butterflies. Grab some silver metallic thread and add “loops” of thread behind the butterfly (I used some glue dots for this). Adhere the entire butterfly to the card front with dimensionals. For the finishing touch, add a little banner sentiment or just leave it as is.  Enjoy!

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Hostess Party Box

Looking for a simple way to host a stampin’ party and earn FREE Stampin’ Up! merchandise? Well I have a great way to bring the fun to YOU and your friends (even if you don’t live near me)!  It’s called a Hostess Party Box!001The hostess party box comes with sample projects and all of the materials you and your guests need to put them together…except the stamps and ink. I know I know…you need the stamps and ink to make the projects! :) Well let me tell you how the hostess party box works….

  1. The Party Box was designed for hostesses that want to hold an online party. It’s perfect for those of you that do not live near me or if you are looking for a new and exciting way to host a party!
  2. What’s an online party?  Well if you are on facebook you have probably been invited to a few online parties. Simply send out an event invitation to your friends (I will provide you with all of the event information). You can also host a party via email. If your not sure how to do either of these, I would be happy to walk you through it!
  3. The first thing you need to do is contact Lynn Dunn (that’s me) via email at stamptasticdesigns@gmail.com and let me know you want to host an online party!
  4. I will set up a hostess code for you and your guests. Everyone can shop right online at www.lynndunn.stampinup.net! The hostess (that’s you) will get credit for the orders placed with the hostess code.  And once your total orders reach $150 (combined) the hostess begins to earn FREE Stampin’ Up! merchandise!
  5. You set the date you want your party to close.  I would recommend you give everyone about two weeks to check out the online catalog and place their orders. Once your guests have finished ordering, we will figure out the $$$ amount of your FREE hostess items and close the party!
  6. As soon as we close your online party, I will design some projects for you and your guests specifically based off the products you ordered through your party! (That’s where the stamps and ink come in).
  7.  I will send you a handmade Hostess Party Box (like the one pictured above) FREE of charge! Your party box will contain 2 different projects and all of the materials you and your guests will need to create them! You just need to supply the stamps and ink!
  8. Set a date to get together with your guests, relax and enjoy creating the projects!

Contact me today and get your party started!

Fun Projects with Scraps

Do you have a collection of scraps lying around?  If you are like most of us, you do!  And if you are like me, you have LOTS!  This past week I have been working on a variety of card layouts to help me use up some of the scraps that I keep saving.  One of the best ways to use up scraps its to simply start layering them on some card bases. Here are a few of the designs I came up with with the scraps that I had from the new Cherry on Top designer paper pack.003Once I had a few different designs, then I began playing around with ways to create some simple cards.  I pulled out a few stamp sets, punches and embellishments…then I got to work.  I create some cute but simple card designs out of these layouts simply by adding a little tag, sentiment and/or embellishments. So get out your scraps and see what kind of designs you can come up with!

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Summer Silhouettes

Good Morning! Today I have a beautiful card to share with you that involves just pure, good ole fashioned stamping. It’s what we would call a clean and simple design. There are no layers on this card and no embellishments; yet it is so pretty! summersilhouettesTo make this card, start with a piece of pink pirouette cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Start by stamping a little sentiment in the upper right hand corner of the white cardstock using sahara sand ink. Grab the beautiful images from the summer silhouettes stamp set. Start on the left hand side of the white cardstock and stamp the lattice image using sahara sand ink. Next, take the leaf image and stamp it in between the lattice and the edge of the card using the sahara sand ink. Without re-inking your stamp, stamp the leaf image to the left of the darker colored one you just stamped (this is called the stamp off technique). Re-ink the leaf image, stamp off on a scrap piece of paper and then stamp the leaf to the right of the darker one. Now randomly stamp some other fun images on your card using the following ink colors:  sahara sand, pink pirouette and so saffron. Enjoy!

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Embossed Petite Petals

petite petalsGood Morning!  Today I thought I would share a fun little card showcasing the petite petals stamp set.  I actually put this card together, by request, for one of my hostesses in Michigan. It’s very similar to a card I put together over a year ago…I just changed out the colors. You can view it here >> 2014 Petite Petals. Yes, you can use these designs over and over again just by changing out the colors or patterned papers you are using.

To make this card, start with a piece of calypso coral cardstock for the base of your card. Cut a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of whisper white cardstock. Randomly stamp the petite petals images diagonally using calypso coral, so saffron and sahara sand ink. Once you finished stamping the images, emboss the entire piece with the decorative dots embossing folder. Cut a 2 x 3 inch piece of whisper white cardstock and punch out the 2 inch side with the scalloped tag topper.  Stamp a little sentiment on the bottom part of the tag and embellish the top with a few petite petals and some pearls.  For the finishing touch, tie a bit of ribbon through the top of the tag and adhere to your card with dimensionals. Enjoy!

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