Friday, December 11, 2015

Freebie Friday: Bow Tie Holidays

Supplies used: Bow Builder Punch [137414], Red Glimmer Paper [121790]. Mossy Meadow Card Stock [133676], Real Red Cardstock [102482], Old Olive Cardstock [100702], Paper Snips [103579], Merry Moments Designer Series Paper [138450], Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad [133645], Tear and Tape Adhesive [138995], Mini Glue Dots [103683], Stampin' Trimmer [126889], Cherry, Cobbler Dazzling Details [125585], Bone Folder [102300]

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Bow Tie Holidays is a spin off of a technique card I created last year that involved coloring glimmer paper. With this tutorial, while I still used glimmer paper, I wanted to focus on the bow builder punch. I love this punch as it makes creating bows quick and simple.  My featured stamp is from the November Paper Pumpkin Kit - Mistletoe and Holly. My Paper Pumpkin has some of the very best photopolymer stamps I have ever seen. I love mixing and matching from one kit to another.

I love the versatility and exclusivity of my Paper Pumpkin stamps. I enjoy the challenge that each new kit brings - not knowing what is coming helps fuel my creativity once it arrives.  Take a look at what we received in the November kit....  Starting with the December kit, anyone who subscribes under me will begin receiving Pumpkin Happy Email from me that contains exclusive additional projects showing step-by-step how stretch your Paper Pumpkin dollars. Projects may or may not use other products - a detailed supply list will accompany each mini tutorial - and not all projects will be cards.

I hope you enjoyed today's card. Don't forget to take advantage of the offers below.
  • This week's Weekly Deals includes some fabulous fun stuff at discounted prices!
  • Save up to 60% by shopping our Year End Sale
If you liked this card, be sure to leave me a comment. Monday, I will be giving the supplies to create your own card to one lucky person who comments on this post.

I have decided to extend the time to win out until the next Freebie Friday post - so you will have a full week to comment to win. Good luck!

Happy Stamping,                                

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Masking A Mini Gift Bag

The two mini gift bags above were made using the Hearts and Stars Decorative Masks - on sale in our weekly deals. These masks make a great addition to your holiday stampin' supplies. They work great for both Christmas, Valentine's, and 4th of July! 

Other items I used that will coordinate with the masks include the sweet heart punch, the stars framelits, and our sequin assortment that comes in both brights and metallics.  

Also, not used that coordinate includes the stars and hearts border punches,  the itty bitty accent epoxy stickers (color with a sharpie to make them any color you want!) and we have hearts and stars embossing folders - which you could use to dry emboss layers above or below your inked mask.

The options are endless and the impact delightful!  Masks are extremely simple to use - just grab a sponge dauber and some ink...and sponge ink over the mask  - OR - pick up a spritzer bottle and add a little alcohol and ink refill to the spritzer...then spray on.  Its super easy to do.

In addition to the hearts and stars masks, you can also pick up our precision base plate for the Big Shot which works great to cut intricate dies such as the Delicate Ornament Thinlits or the Butterfly thinlits. Our Bitty Banners Framelits and Iced Rhinestones are also on sale through December 14 (while supplies lasts).  Shop now to get the best prices on these items... you may not see them on sale again for quite a while!

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There are only 2 days left to sign up for Paper Pumpkin and receive the December kit.  The image above is a photo of a few of the stamps that came in November's kit.  These stamps are exclusive ONLY to Paper Pumpkin subscribers.  You CAN NOT get them anywhere else.  AND they can be reused over and over... not just to create the kit. 
For example, in today's project - my hearts mini gift bag - the stamp and the tag are from previous paper pumpkin kits. The silver stars on the stars mini gift bag are too.  There are always plenty of embellishments left over from one kit to another. I use the boxes to organize and store my spare embellishments and other pieces I haven't yet used.  

There are other perks for joining my team of Pumpkin subscribers. Click on the Paper Pumpkin link above and read more about it.

Also, don't forget about these other great deals and opportunities.

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