Friday, May 22, 2015

Annual Catalog CASE

One of the best things about the annual catalog is it's worth it's weight in gold when it comes to ideas!
Whenever you need inspiration, the catalog is there!
Check out page 240 in the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog.  This card is a direct CASE from the sample posted at the top of the page.  Of course I changed a few things, but the idea for this beautiful project came right from the catty!

Watch the video below for instructions:

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

May Paper Pumpkin Projects

I love Paper Pumpkin.  I love the simplicity of having everything at your finger tips to create cute projects.  Obviously, I spend a lot of my 'crafty' time creating things from scratch, so a kit that gives me the supplies and creative license to try something different with it...I'm in!
This May kit is easily my top 5 favorite of all time!  It came with the supplies to create 4 gift bags and 6 cards.  Obviously I altered the projects below, so I did cut up two of the cards for other projects.

Check out these cuties.  The bag on the left is created around the design that Stampin' Up! shows you, the one on the right is my own.

2 more bags, both my own ideas.  The one on the left I removed the flap and created more of an open style traditional gift bag with handles.  The one on the right is 'tricked out' with all kinds of snazzy stuff!

Here are the 4 cards I came up with.

Now normally all of these alternate projects are kept TOP SECRET and are only seen by my personal Paper Pumpkin Subscribers.  Once a month I send out an email with photos and directions on creating alternate projects with the current month's kit.  It's a perk of choosing me, Brianna Thompson, as your demonstrator!  I appreciate each and every customer I have and want to spoil you!  So if you aren't already one of my Paper Pumpkin Peeps, now is a great time to join!  Don't miss out on next month's awesome creations!  Click HERE for more information on signing up!

Watch the video below:

Monday, May 18, 2015

Cotton Paper Flowers Butterfly Wreath

Okay....I'm in love with the Cotton Paper...seriously.  I might hoard it...hoard it.
This paper is the bomb!  It has the flowing nature and beauty of tissue paper with strength and integrity.  You can bend and push this paper in all different ways and it will stay put!  Flatten it back out and fluff it again and it will look as good as it did the first time!  

These beauties are made using the Floral Framelits. I used the largest Flower of both shapes.  There are 6 layers of each, stapled together and fluffed to look pretty!

The butterfly is of course cut with the Butterfly Framelits.  I used another new in color, Tip Top Taupe.  It then traced the butterfly image on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and hand cut it out.  Using a 2 way Glue Pen I attached the butterflies together to create this effect. Everything has been hot glued to the wreath, including the ribbon.

This simple wreath was done in less than 30 minutes and would make a wonderful gift!

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

DIY Dry Erase Frame

It's no secret I love any DIY project, especially ones that are easy peasy!  This project is just that!  Talk about an awesome gift for someone, done in a flash!
I got the idea for this project from our latest Stampin' Success Magazine. It's a demonstrator perk I look forward to every other month. It's filled with lots of tips and tons of ideas on using products different ways.  A cute dry erase frame, yes please!  So lets get started!
The first thing you will need is a frame.  I'm a cheap-o thanks to 3 expensive kids (lol) so I get mine from the dollar store, but any frame will do!
Next, pick a DSP.  I chose the Maritime paper because I love the color, Coastal Cabana and the beachy theme. I cut my paper down to 5" X 7" because it fits in my frame, but you will need to cut yours to the size of your frame.

Next is the stamping. I chose the "This Week" sentiment from the Remember This stamp set and the star fish from the Sea Street set. I stamped them with VersaMark ink and heat embossed them with Calypso Coral Embossing Powder.  Now I will throw it out there since we are on the topic, both the Maritime DSP and Calypso Coral powder are retiring! Click HERE to go to my online store before you miss out!
I added a bit of Whisper White Bakers Twine and Pom Pom Trim for a little extra something!

Watch the video below for another version of this project!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Bandaid Box for 3X3's

Loving some of the new product we were able to preorder!  Loving being a demonstrator today!  Well, everyday!  When I saw our preorder list I was so glad the Friendly Wishes Stamp Set was one of our choices.  It's absolutely adorable!  Add it to the Cherry On Top DSP and you've got a combination that makes this chick happy!
Watermelon Wonder is the new In Color I chose to use for the box, and it along with all the other new goodies will be available on June 2nd in my online store!
You of course can join my fabulous team of Paper Peeps and get some preorder goodies in your kit as well as the new 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! Catalog way before customers can!  Click HERE for more information!

So here are the other examples I made using different products to show the versatility of this adorable little box!

Here are the directions to make it!

Card Stock: 5 1/4" X 9"
In landscape orientation score it at 3 1/4", 4 1/4", 7 1/2" and 8 1/2"
In portrait orientation score it at 1" and 4 1/4"

Trim off the skinny rectangle and square created at the end with the 1/2" and 1" score marks on both sides.  Now trim up on the tabs created in the middle.  Place adhesive on the tabs and fold up the back of the box first (the part with the tabs).  Then apply adhesive to the sides and fold up the remaining parts to create the box.  

DSP: 2 pieces measuring 3" X 3" on the front and back of your box.  
Use a small oval punch or circle punch to punch out a small 'thumb' hole at the front panel of the box.

Tie around a piece of ribbon and attach your sentiment of choice, and your project is complete!

Watch the video below for complete instructions!

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