Did you get everything you want from the new annual catalog yet? Since it came out only a month ago, you probably still have some items on your wish list, and we have some great news for you! For every $50 USD/$60 CAD you spend in between July 7 and July 31, you’ll get a $5 USD/$6 CAD Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 2-31. This is a great opportunity to shop from your wish list, whether you buy your favorite products now or later in August with your coupons!Details
• Promotion period: July 7–31, 2016
• Redemption period: August 2–31, 2016
• An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
• It is strongly recommended that participants both save emails containing their Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be resent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
• Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.

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Paper Pumpkin June 2016 Alternate Cards-Fun Inside!


Well this month’s Paper Pumpkin sure was a surprise!  The banners are such a cute idea.  I gave one of the cards that was made exactly as the kit says to a friend a couple of days ago and today I am showing a different one that I made for my sister-in-law.  If you haven’t seen the kit, you can watch the Stampin’ Up! video at the end of this post.

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VIDEO-Coffee Cup Card-Another Use for Hearth & Home


For some reason (maybe my love of coffee), when I got the Hearth and Home Thinlits, the first card project that came to my mind was this one.  I also have a tendency to make life difficult for myself and look for alternate ways to use my supplies, rather than using them as intended.  For this project, I also used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies, the Elegant Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and the Gorgeous Grunge Clear-Mount Stamp Set.

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Graduation box and card


Our good family friend Alexandra is graduating from Norcross High School this weekend.  I didn’t want to make her a regular card, so I followed the directions from Splitcoaststampers and made her a box that looks like a graduation cap complete with a tassel.  I also made her a square card that fit neatly in the box.

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VIDEO-Altering Pattern Paper


Do you have some pattern paper that you aren’t using because it’s a little plain?  Here’s an idea for you: revamp and glam up your paper by stamping on it and adding to the pattern.  The easiest way to do this is to stamp in the white spaces with a coordinating ink color.  If you want to add a little pizzazz, look to heat emboss with a metallic powder.  In the video, I give you simple examples and show you the finished cards I made with the embellished papers.  The cards are also shown below with the list of main supplies.  Many of the products are retiring at the end of the month so order quickly before they run out.  Some of them have been favorites of mine.  I hope you give this idea a try!

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Card

Mothers Day 2016 6

I made this card a while ago, ruined it, and just salvaged it.  All the paper is Birthday Bouquet DSP.  The ribbon is Watermelon Wonder 1″ Stitched Satin Ribbon.  Both items are from the Occasions Catalog.  I decided to make a very feminine card that could be used for Mother’s Day or, by eliminating the “Happy Mother’s Day” sentiment, could be used for a birthday.  I used the drapery fold on the flowery paper and this card definitely makes me think of flowery drapery and prom dresses.

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