What a HOOT!

Whooooo wouldn’t love receiving a goodie in this owl pillow box?

My Paper Pumpkin arrived yesterday afternoon.  Whaaahoo!  I dropped everything and went to my studio to create.  When I opened up the box I first noticed the flyer which tells us about the upcoming October and November kits.  The flyer tells us that the two kits are made- to -match projects, perfect for gift giving.  That sounds exciting!!!

Then as I set the flyer down I saw the beautiful stamp set in this month’s kit.  Wow!  What a nice set, very very versatile that is for sure.   As I opened up the project kits contents I was drawn to the embossed, craft in color pillow boxes.  I want you to know that when my Paper Pumpkin arrives I don’t  look at the instruction booklet.   I always just look at the contents and start creating.  I’m not suggesting that you do that, but that is what I do.  By not looking at the instructions, I get to use my imagination to create what ever I want.  This time I came up with this cutie pie OWL.

I’m sharing this months alternative project with everyone, however starting in October, I will create alternative projects with my Paper Pumpkin kits and share the exclusive projects via email with all of the ladies who subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and selected me as their demonstrator.  Sending a special project to my subscribers is my way of saying THANK YOU!

I think pillow boxes make cute owls so I started putting one together.  The only thing that wasn’t in the kit is the black card stock that I used for eye balls, the 3/4″ circle punch and the thick jute.  But everything else came in this months paper pumpkin kit.

Now I need to check out the instruction booklet and see what Stampin’ Up! created with the kit.  I’m sure the projects are beautiful.

 

Side view, don’t you love the clothes pin feet? The clothes pins allow her to stand on her own.  Yep the clothes pins are in the kit too.

If you want to try out Paper Pumpkin just go to the side bar and click on the link.  After you have filled out the subscription information you will click continue and that is where they ask you who your demonstrator is.  Just let them know it’s me!

I received a phone call from Debbie when she received this months Paper Pumpkin, she was so excited, she loves it.  Then I saw on FB where Rhonda received hers.  Rhonda was so excited too. I love it when I know my customers are enjoying their product.  NOW hopefully they will like this little OWL.

Paper Pumpkin Info:  Month to month Subscription $19.95 a month (shipping included).

Pre paid subscriptions

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3 Months~ Item # 137859~ $59.00

6 Months~ Item # 137860~114.00 ( save $1.00 per month)

12 Months ~ Item # 137861 ~ $215.00 (saves $2.00 per month)

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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

 

Christine’s Gift

Yesterday was my first day of training with my new recruit Christine.  I wanted to welcome Christine to my team with a gift so I made her this necklace.  I must tell you how I came across this idea.  One of my dear friends Liz Isa gave me a ton of vintage wooden spools, then she sent me an email with a Pinterest idea on what to do with them.  Liz  sure knows me, I loved the spools and I definitely loved the necklace idea.

So the other day I made this necklace using Stamping Up’s ” Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper” and one of the spools that Liz gave me.   This Designer Series paper pack includes 24 sheets of  lightweight sheets of paper printed with traditional Christmas carols: 4 each of 6 double sided designs. The paper is 12 x 12 acid free, lignin free, Basic Black and Whisper White in color.

Christine loved her necklace, I was so glad.  She loved the idea of wearing a necklace made with Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper.  Liz and I need a necklace too so I will making more necklaces hopefully today.

Have a great weekend my friends,

Live Loved ~ Beverlee

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A Rose is a Rose at OPEN HOUSE

 

Add candy, it’s such a GREAT favor for any occasion.

 

Thursday, August 3rd is OPEN HOUSE.  I open at noon and close at 8p.m.  I have quite a few RSVP’s so lets add your name to my list.  At open house this month you all will get to make and take home this cute rose cup.  The rose is so easy to make and so pretty, I know this little favor will have many many different uses.  I can see Nancy using it at her tea parties, Liz giving them to her friends, Debbie making them for her sisters, Lisa making them for weddings favors.

Hope to see ya on Thursday!

Live loved my friends,

Beverlee

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Happy Independence Day

Hello my friends and Happy 4th of July ( well tomorrow).  I just had to share with you a brooch that my friends/customers JoNell made to give to her friends and co-workers.  Can you image getting this beautiful brooch just in time to wear tomorrow?  I think I would have squealed out loud.

Here is the how to information.

JoNell used burlap as the medium for her brooches.  She cut the burlap into heart shapes using SU framelits (cool huh?). JoNell then applied Versa Mark ink directly onto the burlap and then sprinkled clear embossing powder onto the hearts, shook off the excess powder and then heated it with the heat tool. Embossing the burlap makes it stiff, YES!!!!.  The last step is to select ribbons and embellishments and then hot glue then onto the hearts.  Some of the embellishments JoNell used have been discontinued but I listed the other items you can still order as a good substitute.

GREAT job JoNell your friends must have loved their  gifts.  Especially since these brooches are made from the heart.

Live Loved my friends ~ Beverlee

 

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Cards in a Crate

May is not far away, so it’s time to think about celebrating Mother’s Day.  One thing you will need for sure is a greeting card.

This card sings Mother’s Day with a momma bird sitting proudly on her nest.

This card has a vintage flair.  It’s soft, feminine and has bits of gold to give the card a dressy look.

Both cards have a lot of detail, come see them both at OPEN HOUSE tomorrow, April 6.  I open at noon and close at 8 p.m

Come make these two cards and the adorable card crate too. You can change up the sentiments and make your cards for any occasions that suits you.

Isn’t the crate adorable?  My friend Dawn Haskell found it on Pinterest and shared it on Facebook. The original designer is Jackie Topia.  I fell in love with the crate and just had to share it with all of you.

Class date is April 22nd

Time = 1p.m to 4p.m, come anytime between those hours

Cost =  $20.00 minimum order that day.

Please,RSVP as soon as possible so I can make your packets.

Can’t make that date?  That is okay we can set another date just for you or I can send you the class in the mail.

Live Loved ~ Beverlee

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