Thanks, Pumpkin!

Quick post today!

Have you heard of Paper Pumpkin? It’s an all-inclusive monthly subscription that is delivered right to your door!

And, today is the last day to take advantage of a special 50% off the first month.

It makes it $10, plus tax! Even if you sign up for just a month, you will still receive a clear block with your complete kit!

Here is the August card I made using just the kit contents –

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Very cute!! The ‘thanks’ was even printed in the kits along with the word “congrats’! Blank ovals were included too. The only thing I stamped was the flower petals on the orange flower!

August had 8 cards in 2 designs, stamp set, ink spot, stickers,tags, ribbon, coordinating envelopes, a printed box for cards, adhesive dots……so much stuff!

Interested in subscribing? You can do than here. It’s the direct link to sign up with Paper Pumpkin through me. Be sure to enter the code HALFOFF0917.

Once you’ve subscribed, you can purchase previous kits too! You can see what’s currently available here. Some are complete kits including stamps, others are just the refill with no stamps.

I’d appreciate it if you sign up!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Our Create with Connie and Mary September Session is ready to purchase! I created an adorable 3-D item!! Please support me and the Design Team by purchasing any of our tutorial sessions. Previous month tutorials are still available.

Here is a sneak at the September projects –

 September features –
  • Pick a Pumpkin Bundle
  • Tags & Trimming Bundle
  • Spooky Cat Bundle
  • Festive Phrases Stamp Set
  • Colorful Seasons Bundle

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets

Additionally, each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts

All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips

All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online

Our FABULOUS design team members are – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Melissa Davies, Libby Fens, and Debbie Henderson. They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!

Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year).

Demos…did you know this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy our mini-subscriptions!

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details!

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One in a Melon

Happy Friday to all!

Playing around with the June Paper Pumpkin kit today! It’s a fabulous kit!

Look at the cuteness I created –

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I modified the bag in the kit to create a watermelon card.

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Look when you open it. The inside is just like the inside of a real watermelon!!!libbystamps, stampin up, Paper Pumpkin, One in a Melon, June 2017, watermelon

I used the included tissue paper to do this. So cute!!!!

This card was completed by all supplies included in the kit. The only thing I added were the three rhinestones for some bling!

TODAY only, you can subscribe for just $5.00!!! It’s normally, $20!! Awesome savings!!!

What a deal!! Click on the above icon or SUBSCRIBE to take advantage of this offer.

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Happy National Donut Day!

Yes, apparently it’s a thing!

You know me, I just had to make a card, or two, for it! Perfect because the May Paper Pumpkin kit was made just for this day I think!

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I used all the elements in the kit, except for adding a base. I wanted a mailable card instead of the circle card, which is always a refreshing style of card too. My base is the new In-Color, Powder Pink

And, of course you can’t just have one donut…..

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I created another card! Lol!

The striped paper is an actual bag/sleeve that came with the kit to place the finished card in. I liked it as a background. You can see it had a nice deckled edge that I kept! The other portion I removed from the bag I used in the other card.

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Well, Happy National Donut Day!

Go enjoy a donut, or two, or a card – it’s less calories!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Stamp’n Chat Fun!

I wanted to share briefly about my class on Friday night.

A group of ladies created this –

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I did already show you, but I wanted to refresh your mind again. This, It’s a Sara Thing Paper Pumpkin was a HIT!!!

The ladies really enjoyed themselves!

As a thank you to the host, I gave her this –

libbystamps, stampin up, It's a Sara Thing, Custom Tee, T-Shirt Builder, Custom Tee Bundle, April 2017 Paper Pumpkin

She loved it! It was one of the envelopes sealed, then border punched out to create an opening. Viola! An instant gift bag!!

I also gave away prizes for a few participants along with a free Card Buffet class at my house –

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They loved these as well!

libbystamps, stampin up, It's a Sara Thing, Custom Tee, T-Shirt Builder, Custom Tee Bundle, April 2017 Paper Pumpkin

The two gifts were a hit in addition to the class itself. Perhaps this will be the beginning of future Stamp’n Chats!!!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – It’s a Sara Thing, Custom Tee
  • Framelits – T-Shirt Builder
  • Bundles – Custom Tee
  • Card Stock – Melon Mambo
  • Ink – Melon Mambo, Memento Black
  • Other – It’s a Sara Thing April 2017 Paper Pumpkin
Happy Stampin’
Libby

It’s a Sara Thing for a Stampn’n Chat

I am hosting a home workshop today. How fun will this be!

I decided to use the April 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit, It’s a Sara Thing for the event. I did a little re-constructing of the kit to have everyone create 3 cards and a box to put them in – all from the kit!

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Isn’t this a nice spread?

I used the additional Dragonfly Dreams bundle and a set (the envelopes) of Notecards & Envelopes Stampin’ Up carries to create the ensemble. I trimmed each full size card to 3 1/2 x 5. I wanted the cards to fit in the bag!

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For this card, I trimmed the watercolor paper down to accommodate the 3 1/2 x 5 card size. It still works just fine! I also trimmed the interior piece to match it. It’s also adhered with washi tape.

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This watercolor piece I didn’t have to trim at all. It was the perfect size! I scribbled the watercolor down the from then added the strip of dragonflies. The inside piece mimics the outside in size and placement.

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I didn’t trim this pattern paper either! When adhered to the card front, I did move it all the way to the edge to appear as it was actually wider with the additional black stripe! I trimmed the sticker paper to fit between the lines. The inside white piece is edge to edge as well.

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The little bag is my favorite part. It was the starting point for the whole set! When it’s not tied closed, all the cards fit nicely inside! This was made from an envelope from the kit! Can you believe it!?!?!?! Stay tuned for the simple tutorial.

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I am very excited about this little set! Not happy it has already sold out! Goes to show you just how popular it was!!!

You can make sure that you get your monthly Paper Pumpkin kit by signing up here! On your first month, you’ll receive a block in your kit to use with the subsequent kits. All the supplies, ink spots, stamp set, adhesive dots and whatever else is needed to create the kit are included! It’s a fun little monthly surprise!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Dragonfly Dreams
  • Framelits – Detailed Dragonfly
  • Bundles – Dragonfly Dreams
  • Card Stock – Basic Black
  • Ink – Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Black Memento
  • Other – It’s a Sara Thing April 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit
Happy Stampin’
Libby

I am also a part of the Design Team for Create with Connie and Mary. We provide a monthly tutorial. Here are the detail for it -The Create with Connie and Mary April Mini Session is open!  Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

  • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets.
  • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts.
  • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips.
  • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • The FABULOUS design team designs the projects – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!
  • Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year)
  • And, if you are a Demo….this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy this mini-subscriptions!

So…NOW is a great to subscribe to have all these wonderful ideas right at your fingertips! Head over to Create with Connie and Mary and subscribe today!

Paper Pumpkin Birthday for Robin

Happy January 2nd to you!

And that means a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my friend Robin!

img_0816We had a blast painting these master pieces!!!

I had to made just the right card!

I decided to take all the Many Manly Occasions Paper Pumpkin kits I had (I had a lot of them) and USE THEM! I made Christmas cards with one of the styles of cards and the other style I decided to create birthday cards for my friends!

This is my design –

libbystamps, stampin up, Birthday Fiesta, Many Manly Occasions, Paper Pumpkin

I mass produced these as well, like the Christmas cards.

libbystamps, stampin up, Birthday Fiesta, Many Manly Occasions, Paper Pumpkin

I had to match the thicker, non-SU bakers twine. I think these colors work nicely!

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And open, the card has a nice split of (retired) silver glimmer paper on the inside.

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Makes for a cool see through effect and you have a space to write on!

I just love the way these turned out! They were quick. The result is glitzy. My friends will feel the love in my hand made card!

Just who will be the next recipient????

Please leave a comment – everyone loves to read a nice heartfelt comment!

By the way, this card base came from a previously received monthly subscription called Paper Pumpkin from Stampin Up! You, too, can receive these monthly kits and get your creativity on! Each kit comes complete with everything needed to finish the projects. (Mine were embellished here.)

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Christmas Noel

Merry Christmas everyone! Happy December 25th!

Whatever you celebrate, if anything, thanks for stopping by!

This will be quick as I am spending time with family and friends today.

These were the other cards that I mailed out for Christmas this year –

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Isn’t is just beautiful?

And, look at the inside –

libbystamps, stampin up, Christmas Pines, Layering Ovals Framelits, Many Manly Occasions, Silver Glimmer Paper, Christmas Card

Just as gorgeous! These pictures do not do it just at all!

Once again, Paper Pumpkin to the rescue for helping me create almost 40 of these with minimal work!!

Enough of that – have a wonderful Sunday. However you celebrate it. With whomever you celebrate it with!

Happy Stampin’
Libby