Thursday, September 21, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Season of Style Coming!

Back to back coordinating products for November & December Paper Pumpkin kits!

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Here is a short video with a tidbit of information about the upcoming November & December kits.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Fall Leaves Cards with Rolling Marbles Technique Tutorial

It's Fall Ya'll!

A complete list of supplies used in the cards is posted at the bottom of this post.

I recently hosted a free Creative Backgrounds class for my customers.   At the end of the class we all ended up with a stack of "designer papers" to use in projects! 

One of the techniques that the participants liked best was the Rolling Marbles Technique.  It is a great technique that you can do that isn't messy.   I used a piece of the "designer paper" made in the class for the cards above.  

I kept the inside of the cards simple with a die cut leaf from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits set.  I used Cajun Craze cardstock for the leaf and Always Artichoke & Very Vanilla for the layers.   The space will allow for a handwritten note.

Below is a tutorial for the Rolling Marbles Technique.
Although I used the same ink colors in the tutorial, no two pieces of paper turn out the same.


Supplies Needed:
Ink Refills
I used Old Olive, Crushed Curry & Pumpkin Pie
Wide Stamp Case-Full Size
I used Whisper White but Very Vanilla would be great!
Mini Glue Dots

Put a few drops of each color of ink inside one side of the stamp case.
I used 3 drops of each color.

Add your marbles to the ink side of the stamp case.  (I used 4)
Adhere your piece of cardstock to the opposite inside of the stamp case using a glue dot.  

Close the stamp case and shake to cover the marbles with the ink

Flip the stamp case over so that the paper is now on the bottom and the ink covered marbles will roll over the paper to create your designer paper.
Keep rolling the marbles around until you like the design.

 *If you would like to add more ink to your marbles, you can flip the stamp case back over so that the marbles roll through the ink.  Then just flip it back over to continue rolling ink on your paper.

When you are happy with your design, open the case and pop out your paper.
You may have enough ink left in your case to make a second design.  You can also add a couple of drops of ink to the case. 

All done!  Your custom Designer Series paper is ready to use on a project!

Clean Up Time!
Clean up is super fast!  Simply rinse the stamp case & marbles under running water and dry with a paper towel or cloth!

NOTE: I cut away the outer clear cover on the stamp case prior to using to make clean up easier.

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Big Shot
Glue Dots

Saturday, September 16, 2017

It's Paper Pumpkin Time!

I received some "happy mail" today!
THIS arrived!

The September 2017 Paper Pumpkin is Here!
Did you notice what is NOT on top of the Paper Pumpkin logo? My address label!  Now it is on the bottom of the box.  Thank you Stampin' Up!

"Layered Leaves"
I love that they now put the name of the kit & the date on the end of the box!
This is helpful when I have extra Paper Pumpkin kits that need to be put together. I know right away what is in the box.  Thank you again Stampin' Up!
When I opened the box there was a flyer about the October & November kits.
They are going to coordinate!  Wahoo!  From the looks of the flyer they will also coordinate with products in our Holiday Catalog!  Even better!

I LOVE fall products!
The set has beautiful leaf stamps along with 3 nice sentiment stamps as well!  BONUS!
This is definitely a stamp set that I will be able to use year round. The stamp set alone is worth the price of the kit.
The complete kit!
Have you ever wondered what is in a Paper Pumpkin kit?
THIS is all the parts in the September kit.  It has an instruction brochure with photos along with the written instructions. It includes a full stamp set and a stampin' spot ink pad that can be used over & over, all the accessories and specialty adhesives you will need.  It even includes envelopes for cards!
All you have to add is your basic adhesive and scissors!
You can follow the directions exactly or use your imagination and create something totally different.  Add additional personal supplies and the ideas are endless!

The kit price is $19.95.  Of that, $14.95 is for the actual kit and the rest is the postage to get it to you.  It's a pretty good deal!

Look at the awesome raised embossing on these pillow box favors & 3x3 cards!  These pieces can easily be cut apart and used as an embellishment or layer on a full size card!
Check out that beautiful copper & vanilla bakers twine!  There are always leftovers in the kits. I hope there is a lot of this bakers twine left over!

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Host Code & September Customer Appreciation Gift

This month when you place an order of $75 or more through my Stampin' Up! Website, I will send you an appreciation gift to thank you for your order and your loyalty. The Host Code for September  is FB76QS4B. Make sure and enter FB76QS4B in the Host Code Box at the bottom of the checkout page to receive the special gift.  I cannot correct the order if the code is left off.  
The Host Code is posted in the left side bar of my blog so you can find it easily all month!

My September Bonus Gift is a pack of the awesome Black Rhinestone Jewels!  These are going to be fantastic to use year-round on projects!

Place an order for $75 or more in merchandise (before shipping & handing) through my Stampin' Up! Website and I will send your gift to you.  All Bonus Gifts are mailed out the following month.  You will receive an email notice from me when they are mailed.

  • $75 – $149.99 ORDER:  ADD HOST CODE for orders over $75 and under $150 (before tax and shipping). To earn your bonus gift from me, you MUST include this host code  (If you have questions on where to put the code please contact me prior to completing the order)
  • $150+ ORDER:  PLEASE DO NOT ADD THE HOST CODE.  You will automatically qualify for  Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! MORE FREE MERCHANDISE!  I will receive a notice from Stampin' Up! and you will STILL earn the Appreciation Gift from me as well!
Don’t forget to check the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack for great clearance deals & take advantage of the Bundles for additional 10% savings.

This promotion ends the last day of September

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Anything But The Holidays Blog Hop - Cat Sympathy Card

Welcome to the Anything But The Holidays Blog Hop!
Today we will be featuring products from the upcoming Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.
All products will be used to make projects that are NOT holiday oriented.
This is a great opportunity to get ideas for year-round use of products that are usually used for the holidays. It's a great way to stretch your dollar!

My daughter recently lost one of her cats to illness.  He was the first cat that she adopted as an adult that was solely hers.  She called him her "first son".  He was a wonderful loving boy.  When I saw the Cat Punch in the Holiday Catalog I knew it would be one of the items on my pre-order.

There are 4 NEW PRODUCTS from the Holiday Catalog used in this card!
Cat Punch
Everyday label Punch
Labels To Love Stamp Set
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper

Information for additional products used is listed at the bottom of this post.

  • Stamp Sets:  Labels of Love & Flourishing Phrases
  • Paper: Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Cajun Craze & Very Vanilla
  • Ink:  Cajun Craze & Crushed Curry
  • Tools:  Everyday label Punch, Cat Punch, Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot & Big Shot Precision Base Plate
  • Other:  Crushed Curry Solid Bakers Twine, Hearts & Stars Elements & Touches of Nature Elements, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue


  • Cajun Craze:  Cajun Craze card base is cut 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". Scored at 4 1/4" & a  2 1/2' x 2 1/2' piece for under the punched out cat image
  • Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper:  5 1/4' X 4"
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock:  5" x 3 3/4" & scrap piece to stamp the sentiment
  • Fold the Cajun Craze card base & adhere the Painted Autumn Designer Series layer
  • Punch the cat image from the Very Vanilla Cardstock piece using the Cat Punch
  • Run the Very Vanilla Cardstock piece through the Big Shot using the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured  Impressions Embossing Folder
  • Adhere the small piece of Cajun Craze Cardstock on the underside of the punched out cat image
  • Adhere the Very Vanilla piece to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Stamp the frame image from Labels of Love on a scrap Very Vanilla Cardstock using Cajun Craze Stampin' Pad
  • Stamp the sentiment inside the stamped frame using Crushed Curry Stampin' Pad
  • Punch out the stamped images using the Everyday label Punch and adhere it to the front of the card using Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Adhere a heart from the Hearts & Stars Elements to the front of the sentiment using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Use the glue to adhere two of the leaves from the Touches of Nature Elements, slipping the stems behind the sentiment piece.
  • Tie a bow using Crushed Curry Solid Bakers Twine & attach it to the cat's neck using  a small amount of the Multipurpose Liquid Glue

I am Susan Murphy and you are at Susan's Craft Room.  The list of other blogs on the blog hop are posted below. You can click on a name to go to that particular blog.

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