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Thursday, March 31, 2016

So soft and pretty, we're loving the color combo used with the What I Love stamp set from SAB. Thank you Jacque Williams! | Sale-A-Bration 2016 | Pinterest

So soft and pretty, we're loving the color combo used with the What I Love stamp set from SAB. Thank you Jacque Williams! | Sale-A-Bration 2016 | Pinterest

So soft and pretty, we're loving the color combo used with the What I Love stamp set from SAB. Thank you Jacque Williams!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Showcase the Honeycomb Happiness Stamp Set
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Showcase the Honeycomb Happiness Stamp Set
Sale-A-Bration is coming to a close on March 31, so make sure to make the most of these last days!
It’s your LAST CHANCE to get awesome products like the super sweet Honeycomb Happiness Stamp Set.
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Monday, March 28, 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016

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March is a BIG month—it’s our third birthday AND we just shipped our one millionth kit! To celebrate, we’re sending a special gift with your April kit: an exclusive stamp set called All about Everything. Thank you for being the most amazing group of Paper Pumpkin peeps ev-er!
Happy birthday to us! We hope you enjoy your limited-edition turquoise boxes. Thanks for celebrating with us . . . three years and counting!
We just shipped our ONE MILLIONTH KIT! Was it the one we sent to your house? Maybe. But, we want to say THANK YOU to all of our subscribers. That’s why we’re sending a bonus stamp set with your April kit. (You won’t want to miss it, so don’t skip or cancel.) Thanks for being YOU!
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A pocketful of cheer . . . and surprises! March on over to the blog and you’ll find more ideas for the March kit.
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March Refill
This month’s refill kit is now available, while supplies last, so you can keep on making those adorable gift card holders.
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The March kit makes it easy to celebrate birthdays, babies, graduations, and weddings this spring. In just minutes, you’ll have eight adorable cards, each with a pocket for a gift card. Now that’s what we call a pocketful of cheer!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Carrie Underwood - "See You Again" | Live at the Grand Ole Opry | Opry

Today marks the 28th anniversary of my beloved Dad passing from this world and entering into his eternal reward with Our Father, Lord Jesus, just 5 days after my birthday.  Love you DAD, until we meet again......

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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March is a big month for Paper Pumpkin–it's our third birthday and we just shipped our ONE MILLIONTH kit! To celebrate, we are sending an exclusive stamp set called All about Everything in ALL of the April Paper Pumpkin kits. We’re keeping the artwork a surprise, but we are sure you’ll love EVERYTHING about it! Sign up by April 10 to get in on the fun.
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Bunnies, Banners, and Baskets

Are you someone who likes to add a little creativity to each and every holiday occasion? I love to make little projects for gifting and decorating—and Easter is no exception! This year, I’ve created a sweet banner and a couple of different baskets for gifts and egg hunting.

Make the base pieces of the banner by cutting Kraft 12" x 12" Cardstock (item 133674) and Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper (item 140557) to 4" x 6", then cut the bottom of each piece into a banner shape. Next, trim the upper layer. (I took about 3/8" or 1 cm off each side.) Create the bunny silhouette using the Circles Collection Framelits Dies (item 130911) and the small leaf shape from the Flower Fair Framelits Dies (item 133731).

Start by lining up the larger circle where you’d like the bunny body to be and use the Big Shot (item 113439) to cut. Next, put the smaller circle in place for the head and cut. Lastly, line up and cut one ear at a time. You can make the ears stand up
straight . . .

 . . . or get a little fancy by half cutting and moving your leaf Framelit to create a floppy ear.

Add a sweet Honeycomb Embellishment (140566) for the tail or make a wee pom pom using Whisper White Baker’s Twine (item 124262) and adhere.
Once you’ve finished the bunny banner pieces, use the Flower Patch Stamp Set (134207) and coordinating Framelits to stamp, cut, and create an arrangement of blooms and leaves.

To complete the banner, punch holes in each of the banner pieces and thread with your favorite ribbon. I used both the Pool Party 1/4" Cotton Ribbon (item 134568) and Bermuda Bay 1/8" Stitched Ribbon (item 140569).

Of course, you’ll also need some baskets for Easter so I used the Berry Basket Bigz L Die (item 137366). Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 140579) is perfect for baskets because it’s heavyweight cardstock and you can choose between bright patterns or silver foil prints. I cut another basket out of the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper and used it as a lining for my basket (to match my banner).
Once assembled, I added some ribbon and flowers for embellishments.

If you’re still saving up for your Big Shot and Berry Basket Bigz L Die, you can make use of the many other packaging options Stampin’ Up! offers. I used a Takeout Box (item 135827) as a gift box, but you could definitely use it for egg hunting, too. I love that the Takeout Boxes are made from kraft-colored cardstock! Kraft matches my theme perfectly and the boxes are also food safe.
I used a stamp from the Flower Patch Stamp Set with the VersaMark Pad (item 102283) to stamp a subtle design on the outside of my box. I then trimmed an inch from each flap as I wanted my gift box to be open. Once I assembled the box, I tied some ribbon around it to keep the flaps open and then used the cut outs from my bunny banner to put together a bunny-shaped tag. I stamped “Happy Easter” on the bunny using a sentiment from the Circle of Spring Photopolymer Stamp Set (item 138964). I added a little Honeycomb Embellishment tail, this time in Blushing Bride, and tied the bunny to the box using ribbons.

I hope this post gives you some ideas for decorative projects to make this Easter. Or—you can even change up the colors and re-use the same projects for a sweet, bunny-themed baby shower or birthday party.
Jessica Williams
Artisan Design Team 2015–2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016

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Speckled Eggs

Did you know that Easter is very early this year? It’s on March 27! Here’s a quick and simple Easter card that you can make using a WOW technique with the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set (item 140675) and the Balloon Bouquet Punch (item 140609). After stamping the balloon shape, simply snip the balloon end-piece off and you have an egg shape!

Stamp the large balloon image in Crumb Cake (item 126975), Perfect Plum (item 126963), Pool Party (item 126982), and So Saffron (item 126957) on a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock (item 101650). (Stamp directly on the cardstock with Pool Party and So Saffron ink; stamp off the Crumb Cake and Perfect Plum balloon images.) Don’t forget to place your Stampin’ Pierce Mat (item 126199) beneath the cardstock to get a good, stamped image with your photopolymer stamps!

To create the first layer of speckle, stamp the splatter image from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set (item 130517) in Early Espresso Classic ink (item 119789) across the wide half of the balloon image.

To create the next layer of speckle, use the Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (item 141898). Squeeze the sides to push the ink into the barrel, then use your finger to tap hard on the brush. This will cause the ink to splatter across the cardstock.

Cut the stamped Very Vanilla Cardstock into strips so that you can slide them into the Balloon Bouquet Punch. Cut off the balloon end-piece. Now adhere the finished speckled eggs to a card using any simple Easter greeting.

Happy Easter!
Cindy Schuster
2015–2016 Artisan Design Team

Friday, March 18, 2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Product of the Week
Perfect Pairings Stamp Set
Perfect Pairings Stamp Set
This stamp set is more than meets the eye—it’s nine pieces, but you can mix and match the greetings for endless possibilities!
Here’s what one of our concept artists said about it:
“This is the perfect set for a beginning stamper because it has a variety of greetings all in one. The greetings can stand alone or be combined in countless ways. Yes, this is a greeting set but the fonts are bold enough to stand alone so you don't necessarily need an image set to go with it.”
So start playing and see how many greetings you can come up with!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Easter Projects
Easter Projects
Get inspired for Easter with these cute projects!