February Paper Pumpkin Alternate Ideas – A Bouquet of Hope

Paper Pumpkin - February 2021 Alternate Projects. #Stampin' Up, #Stampin' Gala, #Handmade Cards, #Sympathy Cards

It’s always fun to create alternate projects using our Paper Pumpkin Kits.  This month, I have three alternate greeting cards using February’s Kit.  

Here are the projects.

Paper Pumpkin - February 2021 Alternate Projects.  #Stampin' Up, #Stampin' Gala, #Handmade Cards, #Sympathy Cards

 

Paper Pumpkin - February 2021 Alternate Projects.  #Stampin' Up, #Stampin' Gala, #Handmade Cards, #Sympathy Cards

 

Paper Pumpkin - February 2021 Alternate Projects. #Stampin' Up, #Stampin' Gala, #Handmade Cards, #Sympathy Cards

My subscribers receive the FREE PDF for the alternate projects.

As a subscriber, you receive a new kit every month complete with all of the supplies to create beautiful projects.  You can cancel at any time.  If you would like more information, click here

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A Touch of Ink – Makeover Monday

Greeting Card created with the A Touch of Ink Stamp Set.  #Stampin' Up!, #Stampin' Gala, #Sympathy Card, #Thinking of You Card, #Handmade Card, #Heat Embossing, #Water Coloring, #Sale-a-Bration

Welcome to Makeover Monday!!  

I love added detail on a card.  By adding a few elements, you can dramatically change the look of your card. 

Greeting Card created with the A Touch of Ink Stamp Set. #Stampin' Up!, #Stampin' Gala, #Sympathy Card, #Thinking of You Card, #Handmade Card, #Heat Embossing, #Water Coloring, #Sale-a-Bration

The image is heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder and watercolored with Gorgeous Grape and Bermuda Bay Ink.  I added a few layers, a die cut and a second butterfly that I fussy cut and placed directly over the original.  

The inside is simple, but elegant.

Greeting Card created with the A Touch of Ink Stamp Set.  #Stampin' Up!, #Stampin' Gala, #Sympathy Card, #Thinking of You Card, #Handmade Card, #Heat Embossing, #Water Coloring, #Sale-a-Bration

Here are the cutting dimensions:

Highland Heather, 11 X 4-1/4, score at 5-1/2
Shimmery White, 5-1/8 X 3-7/8
Shimmery White, 5 X 3-3/4, emboss with the Subtle EF
Highland Heather, 4-1/8 X 3-3/8
Hydrangea Hill DSP, 4 X 3-1/4
Highland Heather, 2-3/4 X 2-3/4, die cut
Shimmery White, 2-3/4 X 2-3/4, die cut
Highland Heather scrap
Shimmery White, 5-1/8 X 3-7/8
Shimmery White, 5 X 3-3/4

I seem to always prefer a more “stepped up” card.  I would love to hear what you prefer in the comments.

 

 

 

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A Touch of Ink – Simple Sunday

Greeting Card created with the A Touch of Ink Stamp Set. #Stampin' Up!, #Stampin' Gala, #Sympathy Card, #Thinking of You Card, #Handmade Card, #Heat Embossing, #Water Coloring, #Sale-a-Bration

Welcome to Simple Sunday!!  Today’s card is perfect when you need a quick Thinking of You card or even a Sympathy card.

The stamp set has wonderful images….and the best news is, it’s FREE!!!  With a qualifying $100 purchase during Sale-a-Bration you can choose this set as your FREE item.  

Greeting Card created with the A Touch of Ink Stamp Set.  #Stampin' Up!, #Stampin' Gala, #Sympathy Card, #Thinking of You Card, #Handmade Card, #Heat Embossing, #Water Coloring, #Sale-a-Bration

Greeting Card created with the A Touch of Ink Stamp Set. #Stampin' Up!, #Stampin' Gala, #Sympathy Card, #Thinking of You Card, #Handmade Card, #Heat Embossing, #Water Coloring, #Sale-a-Bration

This is a two step stamp set.  However, I chose to heat emboss the image on Shimmery White Card stock.  Next, I used Water Painters to water color the image.  

Greeting Card created with the A Touch of Ink Stamp Set.  #Stampin' Up!, #Stampin' Gala, #Sympathy Card, #Thinking of You Card, #Handmade Card, #Heat Embossing, #Water Coloring, #Sale-a-Bration

The inside of the card features another image in the stamp set.  

Greeting Card created with the A Touch of Ink Stamp Set.  #Stampin' Up!, #Stampin' Gala, #Sympathy Card, #Thinking of You Card, #Handmade Card, #Heat Embossing, #Water Coloring, #Sale-a-Bration

 

Please check back tomorrow to check out a “stepped up” version of today’s Simple Sunday Card.

 

 

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Forever Fern Trio & Ten Year Anniversary!!

Forever Fern greeting cards and gift box created with the Forever Fern bundle.  #Stampin' Up, #Stampin' Gala, #Sympathy, #Wedding, Thank you, #Gift Box, #Handmade cards

Forever Fern was my focus for my Facebook Live presentation last evening.  I created three projects on my Stampin’ Gala Stampers Group Page on Facebook.  If you miss it, you can see the replay here!!

I also announced that I was retiring from my 25 year career in outside sales.  Like the saying goes, as one door closes, another one opens.  I am also celebration 10 years as a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator!!  Being a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator has been one of the best experiences I have ever had.  Now it will have my 100% focus!!  

Now…on to the projects!

Forever Fern greeting cards and gift box created with the Forever Fern bundle. #Stampin' Up, #Stampin' Gala, #Sympathy, #Wedding, Thank you, #Gift Box, #Handmade cards

Both of the cards I created can be used for many occasions.  Just change out the sentiment.  

Forever Fern greeting cards and gift box created with the Forever Fern bundle.  #Stampin' Up, #Stampin' Gala, #Sympathy, #Wedding, Thank you, #Gift Box, #Handmade cards

Yesterday’s post gave you a sneak peek of this card.

Forever Fern sympathy card for Facebook Live. #Stampin' Up, #Stampin' Gala, #Handmade cards, #Forever Fern Stamp Set

I added some texture to the inside of the card as well.

Forever Fern greeting cards and gift box created with the Forever Fern bundle.  #Stampin' Up, #Stampin' Gala, #Sympathy, #Wedding, Thank you, #Gift Box, #Handmade cards

The gift box holds a 3 oz French Lavender Anti-Bacterial Hand Spray from Bath & Body Works.  Of course, I chose it because of the color of the packaging.  This would make a great gift to any everyday hero in your life.

Forever Fern greeting cards and gift box created with the Forever Fern bundle. #Stampin' Up, #Stampin' Gala, #Sympathy, #Wedding, Thank you, #Gift Box, #Handmade cards

If you would like to receive these make & takes for free, just place a minimum $35 online order by midnight on Saturday, August 15, 2020.  Please use host code GZRJEQTF when ordering.

As a special from me to celebrate my 10 years with Stampin’ Up, anyone that places a $75 order by Saturday, August 15, 2020 will receive FREE SHIPPING!!  I will reimburse you through PayPal or Venmo.

DOWNLOAD THE PROJECT SHEETS HERE!!

 

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Forever Fern Sympathy Card

Forever Fern sympathy card for Facebook Live.  #Stampin' Up, #Stampin' Gala, #Handmade cards, #Forever Fern Stamp Set

Today is Wednesday and time for Facebook Live.  I am live on my Facebook Group Page, Stampin’ Gala Stampers Group every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. EST.  

One of the projects I will be creating is this sympathy card that is created with the Forever Fern stamp set.  

Forever Fern sympathy card for Facebook Live. #Stampin' Up, #Stampin' Gala, #Handmade cards, #Forever Fern Stamp Set

I hope you can join me to see two additional projects.  

Forever Fern sympathy card for Facebook Live.  #Stampin' Up, #Stampin' Gala, #Handmade cards, #Forever Fern Stamp Set

As always, thank you for choosing me as your Stampin Up Demonstrator!!

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