Birthday Wishes

Yesterday was JoNell’s birthday.  Today she attended my Christmas card making class so I made her this card.  I cased this card from Pinterest, isn’t it adorable?  While the idea is the same my card is different because it is made with Stampin’ Up! product.

We celebrated JoNell’s birthday with lemonaid filled strawberry cupcakes and card making.  After we finished our cupcakes I realised that I didn’t take a picture. Ugh!  I hate it when that happens.  All in all It was a fun afternoon.  Happy Birthday JoNell! It was great stamping with you.

Live Loved~Beverlee



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August Paper Pumpkin

My Paper Pumpkin kit arrived today.  As I opened the box I got very excited.  If you know me you know that I like the larger image stamps.  Well the first thing that I saw when I pulled back the tissue was a very big stamp that says “With Much SYMPATHY”.  I know I will use the sympathy stamp a lot, unfortunately we need a sympathy card more often than we like to think about.  The stamp set in this kit is GREAT!

The other thing I wanted to talk about today is what I do with my Paper Pumpkin Kits.  First I turn the orange box inside out so that the craft side is on the outside.  The box is a great size.  You can use it as a mailing box because it’s so sturdy. Or you can embellish it and use it as a gift box.  The second thing I do is I look at the instruction booklet and I make one card using the suggested design. Third I make a card from scratch.  I don’t pay any attention to the instruction booklet and I design a card of my own.  In the picture above the card in front is my design and the back card is one of the suggested designs.

This kit came with a stationary box.  It’s adorable. the box has a clear cover so you can see what you placed inside.  The kit includes a long piece of ribbon so that you can keep the box closed with a pretty bow.  The bottom of the stationary box is a very nice floral pattern.  All of the cards along with their coordinating envelopes will fit perfectly inside.

In addition to the stamps, cards, envelopes and stationary box, this kit has printed tags that say THANKS and CONGRATS.  There are also blank tags.  The kit has two sheets of leaves and ferns, three types of card stock flower embellishments, glue dots, dimensionals, a small spool of Night of Navy twine and a Night of Navy ink spot.  Holy cow that is a lot of product for $19.95.

You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin right here on my blog.  Look for the PAPER PUMPKIN LOGO to the right and down a bit.  Just click on the link and you can get started.  When you subscribe, your FIRST kit will come with a clear block.  RIGHT NOW you can get your first kit at 50% off.  I love that Stampin’ Up! is giving you a discount right now because the September kit will most likely be geared towards FALL or HALLOWEEN.

To get the FALL INTO SAVINGS SPECIAL you need to use promo code    HALFOFF0917 .  You have until September 10 to get this deal so don’t delay.

I’m excited to see who subscribes during this special, its a fun time to join!

Have a great evening my friends

Live Loved ~ Beverlee

Ribbons and Bows

Happy Wednesday stamping friends!  Today I decided to make a 3-D item using Stampin’ Up! product.  The picture below shows you a close up of all of the ribbons that I used to transform an embroidery hoop into Halloween decor.

Notice that the Peekaboo Peach ribbon is crinkled.  The crinkle in this seam binding ribbon adds a touch of vintage to any project.  Another thing you will want to know about this ribbon is that it comes in all of the NEW IN-COLORS too.

The Berry Burst ribbon is a 1/2″ wide and woven.  It’s gorgeous.  The thick Jute Twine, oh my gosh, I’m so excited that Stampin’ Up! has jute in the Holiday catalog.  This hoop can securely hang anywhere from this Jute.

Embellishing the inside metal ring of the embroidery hoop was easy, I used multipurpose glue to secure the 7/8″ wide Striped Ribbon to it.  Then I tucked the inside ring  into the outer ring.  Because the Striped ribbon is much wider than the width of the rings it hangs over nicely.  Next, I embellished the outside ring with the Victorian Lace Trim.  The trim is so pretty and feminine. It also was secured with multipurpose glue.  You are going to love all of the ribbons, they truly are beautiful.  A variety of Stampin’ Up! ribbon transformed the embroidery hoop into a festive ring of holiday color.

Now, about the focal point.  A  3 x 3 square of polka dot Designer Series Paper holds a smaller stitched square of Peekaboo Peach card stock and a circle of Berry Burst card stock.  All of those items back the black cat. I sponged the circle just to add a bit of interest and texture.

You will find this black cat in the same Designer Series Pack as the polka dot paper.  Yes, there are a couple of 12×12 sheets of paper patterned with these cat images.  The cats were printed to coordinate with the cat punch.  All we have to do is punch the cats out,  Awesome huh?

The cat shimmers because I colored him with Wink of Stella.  Black Rhinestones, Bitty Bows and spider webs all contributed to the finished product.

3-D items are fun to make.  You can decorate your home with them or give them as gifts.

Thanks for stopping in, I hope you enjoyed visiting.

By the way, I love the comments I’ve been receiving lately.  Thank you for using the comment section to tell me how you feel and for asking questions.

Live Loved my friends ~ Beverlee


Gift Bags From The Heart

Hospice of San Joaquin has an annual fund raiser every October.  My friend Phyllis works very hard to organize this event.

The other day Phyllis mentioned that she wanted to package the prize money in pretty gift bags this year.  I thought I can make those for her.  So I offered and Phyllis was thrilled.  Phyllis is picking up the bags in the morning. I sure hope that she likes them.

Hospice is close to my heart, they cared for my best friend, her mother and my brother.  I’m forever grateful.

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Country Snowflake

Serendipity, yes it was.  I had a piece of card stock stamped with the burlap background stamp laying on my desk.  I picked it up and wondered what a burlap snowflake would look like.  So I tried it.   I loved it immediately, but I love a country feel.  I didn’t know if anyone else would like this card or not but I put it on Facebook and it seems to be  pretty popular.

Because of this cards popularity I thought I better share it with you.  If you want a super simple Christmas card and you like a soft country feel this card is for you.

The items below will be available on September 1-2017

Winter Wonder Textured Folder and Stamp set Watercolor Christmas

Happy Saturday!

Live loved ~ Beverlee


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