March 2018 Paper Pumpkin

Hi there!!!  It was an amazing day here in Tracy CA.  It was a perfect day for Kenn to get major yard work done.   We have a huge yard so I told Kenn that I would help him.  Kenn keeps the yard up by doing a little each day, but we have had rain so he hasn’t done his daily hour or so of work in a while, so we needed to catch up.  With a rake and wheelbarrow in toe off to the front yard, I went.

Well, my neighbor was doing the same thing so of course, we had to chat (there went a 1/2 hour).  Then the mail lady pulled up.  OH NO!!!! My Paper Pumpkin came.  The timing was horrible, I said I would help in the yard but I really wanted to run inside and start creating ugh!   Do you know how hard it was to take the mail in and not even peek into the Paper Pumpkin Box?  Well, it was but I did keep my promise and I finished my part of the yard work.  Our yard looks very groomed at this moment.♥️♥️♥️

When I came in I washed my hands and opened my sweet monthly surprise.   I didn’t even go out to my shop I just sat down at the kitchen table.  Ooooh, the loveliness in this kit is crazy.  I love it so much.

The first thing I did was slap a leaf and a flower onto one of the wooden Easter eggs that I got a Target a few weeks ago.  To adhere the elements I used the ginormous dimensionals that were included in this months kit.

Look at this!!!! Isn’t it beautiful?  It took two minutes to make.  Notice the brad in the middle of the flower.  YES, there are brads in this months kit.


For the card, I added a crumb cake base to the contents of the kit.  I used my wood texture folder to emboss the base.  Then I cut one of the crumb cake cards that came in the kit in half and embossed that piece with the basket weave folder.  I did ink up the basket weave folder first using Early Expresso Ink.

In the kit there is crumb cake rose floral pattern papers, I love that paper, it’s gorgeous.  After I cut a window in the pinkish dsp I layered the rose pattern underneath.

I then stamped the sentiment and placed the wooden elements and leaves around the curve of the scallop circle.

The card is so so simple to make.


Here are all the projects I made today.  Which is your favorite?

In the kit, there are these BE U TI FUL envelopes.  I mean they are so pretty I don’t want to share them……. I know that is bad!  The envelopes are the perfect size to layer onto a card base.  YEAH!!!! I thought that they may be to long, but no, they are perfect.  The first thing I did was cut off the scalloped flap and put it on the front.  Then I cut one piece of that gorgeous rose print paper into banners.   I cut some ribbon and attached it to the banner.  Then I made a quadruple bow using the white bakers’ twine.   For the leaf, all I had to do was punch it out and stick it on.  The wooden elements were an added free gift in this months kit.  Stampin’ Up!  gave a bonus gift to everyone because we are celebrating Paper Pumpkin’s 5-year anniversary.  I added a brad to the pre-punched hole that was in the flap.  A sponge and Early Expresso Ink were used to sponge some ink onto the scallops and the top part of the flap.

Everything else on this card was pre-printed.

I hope you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, the kits are really nice.  The stamps I’ve collected being a subscriber are adorable, I really do use them all the time.

You have a great evening, remember to Live Loved ~ Beverlee


OOPS I forgot to list the scallop circle framelits in the product list sorry.

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St. Patricks Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Well almost.

I have yet another idea for you using the Sunshine and Rainbow Bundle.  One of the ideas that popped into my head was, what would the rainbow look like if I stamped an image onto it?  So I built a rainbow on a cardstock base so that I could secure all the arches together prior to securing it to the card. Then using Versa Mark Ink I stamped the image directly on the rainbow.

What do you think about stamping on the rainbow?  I think it’s pretty cool.

St. Patty’s day is a few days away so I made a card that expresses what I hope to do that day.  I’m going to celebrate even if I don’t have a bit of Irish in me. I will be celebrating my Irish friends, LOL!!!!

The four leaf clover was made using the number two rainbow arch for a stem and the Sweet and Sassy Framelits smallest heart for the clovers.   Two SALE~A~BRATION freebies were used on this card too.  I used the Amazing you stamp set for the sun and the Celebrate you Thinlit dies to create the basic black CELEBRATE.

Another thing I want to show you are the sizes of cardstock that you need for each rainbow arch.

Excuse my grid paper, it’s well loved!


This is how I number my thinlits and this is how I lay them all onto my Big Shot so that I can run them all through at one time.  

Keep the dimensions of the cardstock pieces clipped together in your stamp set.  The next time you need them they will be easy to find.

Have a great day and thanks for visiting with me.

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee

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SALE-A-BRATION and Sunshine

Hi hi and hi again.  I’m excited again today because Stampin’ Up! announced this morning that they have MORE SALE-A-BRATION items available to earn free with qualifying orders.  Check out the flyer below.



In addition to the SU announcement I wanted to share another card that I made the other day using the Sunshine and Rainbows Bundle.  This card is not part of the series I shared the past three days, however it’s another great idea.

There are few things I want to point out to you about this card.  First the cloud background.  I simple cut out the clouds using cardstock and the cloud thinlits.  Then I laid the cloud cutout onto the card base and sponged Soft Sky ink onto the edges of the clouds. Then move the clouds to another place on the card and sponged again.  Keep doing that until you have the sky background you desire.

Another thing.  This rainbow can be used with so many stamp sets that you already have.   On this card I used two more stamp sets, High Tide and A Good Day.   I wanted to create a scene where a bunny would be sitting front and center among grasses.  So I stamped the bunny then masked him.  After he was safely masked I stamped the grasses all around him, on him and next to him.  When I removed the mask the bunny was sitting front and center just as I imagined.

The white clouds make great word bubbles don’t you think?  The sentiments in Sunshine and Rainbow bundle are sweet.

This rainbow is very simple just various shades of pink.  You don’t need to make a traditional rainbow everytime.

I hope I gave you more ideas.  Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee
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Sunshine and Rainbows card #3

Happy Sunday!  Thank you for coming back to visit me today.

When I first saw this bundle the rainbow arches reminded me of flower stems.  For this card I laid a garden green arch upside down onto a Lots Of Labels cut out and started to create a focal point.

After laying the stem out I realized that the label needed some texture so I used the Woodgrain folder to emboss it.  Now, back to the stem.  Every stem needs a leaf or two.  The Leaf Punch happens to be the size that I needed.  WHOOHOO!  I punched out a leaf image and then cut two of the leaves off their original stem and placed them on my card.

To make the blossoms I used the largest rainbow arch framelit.   I cut out 5 Crushed Curry arches.  For the center bloom, I used a smaller framelit (two sizes down).  Using my bone folder I curled each arch as if it was curling ribbon (this breaks down the cardstocks fibers and makes it very pliable).  Then holding one end of the arch onto my paper piercing tool I rolled it up.  Using your pointer finger and your thumb you can just spin the arch onto your tool until it becomes a tight spiral.  Now slip the cardstock off of the piercing tool and let it naturally unwind.  To hold the spiral in place I added a dot of multipurpose glue to the end and let it get tacky.  Once the glue was tacky I secured it.

After the blooms were all made, I added multipurpose glue ( good amount of it) in the places I wanted to set each bloom and again I let it get tacky.  Then I laid each bloom into place starting with the center one.

I used the smallest stitched oval to enhance the sentiment and used the ribbon border punch to add a little more interest to the focal point.  Whisper White Bakers Twine was wrapped around the connection of cardstocks and a simple loop was added for balance.

Crumb Cake cardstock, the Woodgrain Folder, and my favorite neutral color Soft Suede Ink were used to create the layered piece.  Lastly, I layered everything onto a crumb cake card base.

I believe the blooms technique is called quilling.  However, you don’t need a quilling tool to do this.   The arches in the cardstock and the paper piercing tool work perfectly.

I hope you are enjoying your visits.  Feel free to let me know what you think.

Remember if you want these three cards sent to you, just click on one of the product list images below to go to my store.  Order this bundle and I will send them to you.  You are going to love it!

Have a BLESSED day and Live Loved my friends,






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Sunshine and Rainbow Series Card # 2

Welcome back!  Card number two is a card that is very close to my heart.  When I saw the rainbow pieces and started to turn them in different directions to see if anything popped out at me this symbol did.

Jesus is amazing so this sentiment is perfect for this card.  Another hidden symbol in this card is the wood background.  The wood background symbolizes the cross.   White and gold are clean and simple colors together.  I could have left it alone at this point but I wanted to add something that would bring down the glam just a notch.  So I added a small piece of burlap ribbon into the mix.

Do you see how I made the fish symbol?  I just put a dot of multipurpose glue on the end of the first piece, let it get tacky and then placed the second piece on top.  Next, I pulled the second piece down until the ends crossed.  To secure the tail I added another small dot of glue.

I wanted the fish to stand out of course so I mounted it on a small piece of Whisper White cardstock and rounded the corners.  That piece was all mounted onto the wood embossed layer piece with dimensionals.  The dimensionals also hold the ribbon in place.

Now all you need to do is layer everything onto the card base.

This card is way out of the box for this set don’t you think?  I love it so much, I hope you do too.

Come back tomorrow, card #3 ready for you.  This one is out of the rainbow box too, I think you are going to like it.

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee


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