Category Archives: SU Specials

Blended Seasons on Vellum

Hi folks!   I just wanted to share this card I made for recent product challenge I participated in.  I used the Blended Season stamp set with the Stitched Season Framelits (available as a bundle).  If you recall one of my previous posts, that’s a special Limited Time Only product that will be available starting August 1st.

If you are a Demonstrator, or would like to join my team to be one, you are able to purchase it early!! Now is definitely the time to do it as there is still the bonus of 10 FREE Ink Pads (one color family) when you join this month.  Just head on over to my sign-up page by clicking here to get more info!

Here’s the card I made with the Bundle:

There are a lot of elements on this one, and I love how they all work together.
I heat embossed the flower in black on vellum. I colored it with the Stampin’ Blends markers – Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive. I added Wink of Stella, and it made it look like shiny glass.

I added some copper to the layout with the embossed sentiment, some metallic sequins, copper foil paper flourishes, and then the copper lined ribbon from the Tea Room combo pack.

The background has a bit of texture from the Tufted Dynamic Embossing folder:

I hope you like it, let me know what you think by leaving a comment!


REMINDERS:

  • RSVP for Christmas in July is due Thursday!
  • There is the Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Special on selected Designer Series Papers this month.
  • If you sign up to be a new subscriber to Paper Pumpkin, you can save 50% on your first month! Use code BLOOM0818 .
    Select my name when you sign up and if you have any questions, I can answer them for you!

Happy Stamping!
Mak

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Stampin’ Up! Specials in July

Hey folks!   How’s your July going so far?  If you did not see this in my online store yet, or in the “Specials” section of my Stampin’ Up page… then you should take note…  July has some major sales and promotions going on right now! You still have time to take advantage of these!!

Here they are all summed up for you:

  • Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper:

  • Join my team and pick 1 color family of ink pads for FREE:

  • Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and get 50% off your first month:

And one more perk – if you do join my team, you can also pre-order a special Limited Time Only Blended Seasons Bundle (stamps and thinlits), that is not available to customers until next month!

How is that for a pretty cool July (despite some 90 degree days around here)?

To top it all off, I have another Card Making Class lined up on Sat, July 28th for Christmas in July!  Check out the event details, and don’t forget to RSVP!

I hope you are as excited as I am to see all the wonderful opportunities to save! If you have any questions on the specials, just let me know!
Don’t forget to use the current Host Code (always at the top left of my home page). July’s code is UGCP3P7C.

Happy Stamping!
Mak

Designer Series Paper – What’s New at Stampin’ Up! Blog Hop

Welcome! I am happy that you are joining us for our hop today. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from around the world who are Hoppin’ With Exciting Ideas to share with you. Today we will be featuring the Designer Series Papers from the Annual Catalog.
Hopefully these will get you inspired, as Stampin’ Up! has their Buy 3 Get 1 FREE DSP sale going on this month! So, take a look, I know you will find a lot of wonderful ideas shared today.

When I looked back and saw I used the Garden Impressions 6×6 DSP for last month’s hop, and thought I’d like to share it in a different way. You may look at this paper and think flowers, but guess what! The flip sides of the flower designs have some pretty cool patterns, that don’t have to be made into flower cards!

So, here is what I came up with, it kind of looks like an abstract painting of a night sky.

It reminds me of another pack of Designer Series Paper – the Twinkle Twinkle DSP, which does have paper with stars on it! For my version, I added a few stars myself with some Whisper White Craft ink and the stars from the Little Twinkle Stamp Set. I also used some Smokey Slate with more stars for the circle with the sentiment. I stamped off once to make it much lighter.
The sentiment and the cute silver flourishes came from the Stitched Seasons Framelits and Blended Seasons Stamp Set – which will be available as a special Limited Time Offer next month, or you can get it early if you don’t already have a Demonstrator and you join my team.

Here you can see I finished it off with some Polka Dot ribbon, Silver Baker’s Twine, and of course Wink of Stella. I love that this can be a great card for anyone, and that you don’t have to make flowery cards with the flower paper! That’s the awesomeness of the Designer Series Papers… TWO sides. YAY!

I hope you enjoyed my card today, showcasing how easy it is to use the DSP as a main element to a card, as well as showing off some of those beautiful patterns on the back.

   

Please take a moment to leave a comment to let me know how you liked my project or ask me any questions about how I created it.
Don’t forget to click the NEXT icon and keep hoppin’ with us! Thanks!

Happy stamping!
Mak

Global Stamping Friends – Home Decor

Hi everyone!

It’s time for the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop, and it really is global!! This hops around every month on the first Friday. There are folks all around the world joining this, so please take a look at all the fun stuff people have to share. Each month is a different theme, and this month it’s Home Decor!

I needed to step out of my card comfort zone for this one, but I’m glad I did! I decided to make a wall hanging picture. Actually, it could be on a table, or the wall. This first picture is the table version.

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I’ve used something brand new in this, too! Stampin’ Up has a special Limited Time only bundle available for Demonstrators this month, and it will be available for customers next month. (Contact me if you want to know how to get this!)
The stamp set is Blended Seasons, and the bundle includes the Stitched Seasons Framelits. Also available will be a new set of Watercolor pencils, which I used to color the images in my frame.
Here are some of the fun new colors all blended together on the flowers and leaves:

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I used the framelits to cut the background piece from vellum. I layered lots and lots of leaves and stems also from the framelits, in Garden Green and Granny Apple Green. For some extra shine, I used the Copper Foil paper, some Copper metallic thread, as well as some of the metallic sequins.
After I put it all together, I thought it could use just a bit more artsy-shine, so I added an additional border and layered it on top of the frame itself! I thought it looked pretty cool. Now it has to go on the wall, since I extended the frame at the bottom, heh.

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If you take a closer look, you will notice the awesome wooden background is actually Designer Series Paper! I took some pieces of the Wood Textures 6×6 DSP and sliced them up into planks. I made varying widths and lengths, then put them together like flooring. I’m trying to figure out if I’m more exited about the pretty flowers or the wood floor! <squeee!> And, this pack of DSP is part of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Promotion this month!

Once I calmed down a bit, I realized Wink of Stella would work wonders on the flowers to finish it off. Super sparkles going on in this work of art.

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I hope you like this project, I really did. I can’t wait to see what all the others came up with this month.


Don’t forget to RSVP to my Card Making classes, the next two are up on my calendar (one is this coming Saturday)!  You can also check out my online store for the specials this month, such as the Buy 3 Get 1 Free DSP sale, and the Free set of ink pads when you join my team! 🙂


Please take some time to continue on with the rest of the hop, you will be heading over to Kimberley’s blog next, and don’t forget to leave some nice comments to let us know what you think!
Happy Stamping!
Mak

1. Lisa Ann Bernard
2. Tricia Butts
3. Narelle Fasulo
4. Amber Thompson
5. Karie Beglau
6. Anja Reuss
7. Anastasia Radloff
8. Amanda Bates
9. Susan Simpson
10. Angelique Stempelkeuken
11. Libby Dyson
12. Marieke Bart
13. Mary Ann Kay Rossiter —> You are Here <—
14. Kimberley Anne Morris
15. Rebecca Urban
16.Jenn Curtis Charles
17. Sarah McDermott

Global Stamping Friends Hop – 2018 SAB and Occasions

Hi everyone!

It’s time for the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop, and it really is global!! This hops around every month on the first Friday. There are folks all around the world joining this, so please take a look at all the fun stuff people have to share. Each month is a different theme, and this month it’s Sale-A-Bration and the new Occasions Catalog!!

This is pretty exciting because there are SO many new things available.  I’ve picked just a few of the many items to show you today.
I’m also working on getting some new posts up in the next week to cover all the details of Sale-A-Bration, and how you can benefit from this spectacular yearly sale – so stay tuned.

The first card I want to share uses one of my new favorites in the Occasions Catalog. It’s the Brusho Crystal Color, watercolor ink crystals. These things are fantastic! I’ve paired them up with some watercolor paper and the new Beautiful Day stamp set. Here is what I first came up with:

I used a quick and simple layout I liked, using some of the new Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (DSP) – which is all black and white images. This is perfect for pairing up with any pop of color!  In fact, I liked it so much, I made a few more using the same supplies and just changed out the color Brushos I used.

To use them, just add water to paper and sprinkle on! There are several ways to do that, and I hope to put some more info together in the near future on the differences. But the easiest way to play is with the Aqua Painters. I did that for my Winter scene card here.

Using the butterfly, here are the four different combinations I came up with:

I will definitely be using this technique lots in the future!  I also threw in a bit more color by using the Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers to color my rhinestones in the corners. You can make them a variety of different colors to match any card.

My next card for you features a new stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration catalog that you can only earn (for FREE). It’s Happy Wishes, and it has a bunch of phrases to choose from – so you can use it for just about any occasion you can think of. I used the same layout as the butterfly card, just changing up the colors and embellishments:

How simple and pretty is that! I colored the flowers with watercolor pencils, and the lemon-lime paper accent was created from the Petals & More Thinlits, which coordinate with the Petal Passion DSP. I’ve also used some of the Naturally Eclectic DSP to get that splash of colors all at once. I used a variety of Blends to color a few more rhinestones different colors, and added Wink of Stella on the flowers. Such a stunning card, I think.

I hope you like these and I hope you enjoy hopping through the rest of today’s Blog Hop!  Click the “Next” arrow to continue on, or click on any of the names below if you get lost or want to hop around.
Mak

Lisa Ann Bernard
Amanda Farlinger
Anastasia Radloff
Jan Musselman
Karie Beglau
Kimberley Anne Morris
Libby Dyson
Tricia Butts
Ellen Woodbridge
Jenn Curtis Charles
Anita Wifladt
Kristie Neal Walthall
Courtenay Heuston
Rebecca Urban
Mary Ann Kay Rossiter <—  You are HERE!
Lisa Hardie
Cheryl Algie
Marieke Bart
Amanda Bates
Angelique Stempelkeuken
Rachel Macleod
Georgia Missy Aubrey-Gaydos
Lisa Henderson
Sarah McDermott