Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Trick-or-Treat Bags

I saw these Trick-or-Treat Bags on Stampin' Up!s Blog. They are too cute! They are simple and quick and could still be done in time for Halloween. You could also add your child's name to personalize them. 

These little cuties were created by Lindsey H., Sr. Staff Writer at Stampin' Up!

  • Step 1:  I used MDS to create some creepy Halloween images. Most of the artwork came from the Fright Night Ensemble—a new favorite!
  • Step 2: In MDS, go to Insert > Insert Duplicate Page Mirrored.
  • Step 3: Export your images as JPEG files.
  • Step 4: Print the reversed images on iron-on transfer paper and cut around the images.
  • Step 5: Follow the instructions that came with the iron-on transfer paper to iron the image onto your bag that can be found at craft stores.

Happy Halloween!

Happy Birthday Jacob!

Today our son, Jacob, is turning 14 years old. We are so proud of him!

Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

It's a very emotional and proud day for me. I had a complicated pregnancy and he was born extremely premature.  He was 16 weeks early, due February 15th and born October 30th,  weighed 1 lb.- 7oz and was 11-3/4" long. Today he is 5'5", weighs 120 lbs., and the light of my life. Jacob is truly our miracle from God!

Stampin' Up! Products
Stamps: Delightful Dozen
Paper: Whisper White CS, Early Espresso CS & DSP, Bermuda Bay CS
Ink: Early Espresso and VersaMark
Accessories: Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Candy Dots, Early Espresso Brads, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die

Tag It Bundles
Our two Tag It bundles include the tags, the ribbon, and the boxes to make your own pretty packages. The two Holiday Tag It Bundles are only available October 29-November 19, 2013, so order yours today!

Holiday Tag It Decorative 
  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Decorative Window Gift Boxes (6 boxes)
Holiday Tag It Extra-Large 
  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Extra-Large Gift Boxes (3 boxes)

It's the most wonderful time of the year-30% off select holiday downloads and print products!

What's included? A variety of festive downloads to help you get a head start this busy season. See them here.

Once you've designed your holiday projects, you'll need to print them, right? You can also get 30% off photobooks, swatchbooks, cards, tags, and individual pages. View pricing here.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Hot Deals!

Great news! During this festive week, there are no tricks here, only treats! Make sure you head over to the store to get your deals before they run out.

Secret Garden Framelits Dies
Item #129372 

Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN
Stampin' Pierce Mat Item # 126199
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$5.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.12 CAN
7/8" Scallop Circle Punch Item # 129404
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$15.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.71 US/$11.96 CAN
Ovals Collection Framelits Dies
Item #129381

Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN
Paper Snips Item # 103579
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$14.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$11.21 CAN
Baker's Twine Island Indigo Item # 125575
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN
Blossom Petals XL Punch Item # 121808
Regular Price: $6.79 US/$9.19 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.09 US/$6.89 CAN
Keep This Memory Photobook Template
Item # 129879

Regular Price: $19.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.98 US/$10.97 CAN

Monday, October 28, 2013

Washi Tape Pumpkin

 Looking for a quick & easy Halloween project? Decorate a faux pumpkin with Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape that coordinates with the Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper. The letters were cut using the Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die and cutting & layering the ovals were easy using the Ovals Collection Framelits. The images were stamped in StazOn ink onto Very Vanilla CS and cut out using my Paper Snips...perfect for fussy cutting...they are the bomb! To protect the images I cut out and popped up on dimensionals,  I covered them with a thin coat of Claudine Hellmuth Multi-Matte, which is a gel medium I use for sealing and strengthening delicate paper images.


Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: Halloween Hello (wood) 131718 or (clear) 131721
Paper: Basic Black CS 121045, Very Vanilla CS 101650, Witches' Brew DSP 132185
Ink: Jet Black StazOn 101406
Accessories:  Witches' Brew Washi Tape 132156, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine 113439, Ovals Collection Framelits 129381, Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies 127553, Stampin Dimensionals 104430

October Paper Pumpkin

I am loving this month's Paper Pumpkin - Memo Medley! For me, the kitchen memo board is the nerve center of the home. To-do lists, shopping lists, phone messages - the memo board keeps them in plain sight so I don't accidentally delete them. I love technology, but this classic memo board rocks!

The contents of this months kit:
  • Memo Medley Stamp Set : 3 stamps(all out of, Notes, To-Do)
  • Classic Stampin' Spot: Gumball Green
  • Extra thick Calypso Coral Bakers Twine: 2 pcs. ea. 18" long
  • Calypso Coral silicone band
  • Embossed woodgrain chipboard back: 8-1/2" x 3-1/2"
  • Printed paper: 1 roll

Paper Pumpkin is  your creativity problem-solver. The box arrives at your door each month filled with stamps, ink, accessories, paper cut & measured ready for you to create an awesome project.
  • No mess!
  • No extras!
  • No craft aftermath!


Q: When Will I Be Billed?
A: Your credit card will be charged as soon as your Paper Pumpkin ships. You will get an e-mail notifying you that your card has been charged.

Q: What comes in my Paper Pumpkin?
A: It's a surprise each month—anticipation for the surprise is seriously half the fun! No worries, though, you'll have everything you need to complete the project: paper, stamps, ink, accessories, and more! (You will need adhesive.)

Q: Is my subscription on auto renew?
A: Yes, your subscription is on auto renew. However, you can skip a month or cancel at any time. Simply log on to your account and click "manage my pumpkin" on or before the 10th of the month in order to skip the Paper Pumpkin for that month or cancel completely.

Q: When do I need to sign up in order to get my Paper Pumpkin for a specific month?
A: You need to sign up by the 10th of the month in order to receive your Paper Pumpkin for that month. If you sign up after the 10th―no worries! You will get your first kit the following month. You'll know your Paper Pumpkin is on its way when you receive your shipment confirmation e-mail.

Q: It asked me if I have a demonstrator—what is that?
A: A demonstrator is a super cool creativity coach that sells Stampin' Up! products and that's me - Beth Beard!

To order your Paper Pumpkin today: click here.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Heartfelt Birthday

My project today is a birthday card for a dear friend of mine and I used the stamp set, Layered Labels and added many layers. Extravagantly designed apothecary label set gives you lots of options for embellishing trendy mason or apothecary jar gifts. Or use an image from this set to decorate a boxed gift--just stamp a label, cut it out, then adhere to a rosette made with Designer Series Paper and our Simply Scored Scoring Tool. So elegant! Four-piece set coordinates with the Large Oval Punch, 1" Circle Punch, and our Apothecary Accent Framelits Dies.

The Quatrefancy Specialty DSP. It  has bold beautiful quatrefoil designs and includes a Whisper White quatrefoil print on specialty window sheet.

Stampin' Up! Products:
Stamps: Layered labels (wood) 132028 or (clear) 127072
Paper: Whisper White CS 100730, Strawberry Slush CS 131295, Quatrefancy Specialty DSP 130141
Ink: Strawberry Slush 131178 and VersaMark 102283
Accessories: Envelope Punch Board 133774, White Embossing Powder 109132, Heat Tool 129053, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons 127555, Pearl Basic Jewels 119247, Whisper White Bakers Twine 124262, Big Shot 113439, Apothecary Accents Framelits


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Give Thanks - PPA 177

We have a wonderful sketch challenge this week for you to try at Pals Paper Arts. We invite you to play along with us this week using any brand of products. This is a clean & simple sketch created by the talented Nicole Watt, so I hope you join us.


  • Celebrate the change of seasons with some of our favorite autumn-themed stamp images from the past 25 years! The five-piece Best of Autumn Stamp Set, #134390, brings together some beautiful fall images, along with a never-before-seen “Give Thanks” stamp that makes this the perfect set for your autumn projects! 
  • As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, there's a collector's card included and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! 
  • Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

Download the monthly Flyers

  •  Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper, #132184,  with its warm colors and texture-rich designs will make you want to wrap up in your favorite sweater and scarf for a little seasonal crafting. 
  • Apply adhesive-backed dots to Candy Dots Brad Bases #130934 (sold separately) to create your own 3/16" colored brads. Or skip the brad base and apply them directly to paper.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: Best of Autumn 134390
Paper: Whisper White CS 100730, Crushed Curry CS 131199 & Sweater Weather DSP 132184 
Ink: Chocolate Chip 126979& VersaMark 102283 
Accessories: Heat Tool 129053, White Embossing Powder 109132, Neutrals Candy Dots 130934, Stampin Dimensionals 104430

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A couple cuties & Halloween Tag

My niece, Rhonda, sent me this sweet photo of  Christopher and Arianna enjoying their Halloween treats I made for them. They are precious! Arianna loves paper crafting...I see the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit in her future = )

Black is harder to photograph than I thought. I wasn't going to post this tag and thought we're all friends probably wouldn't mind = )

It's actually sort of pretty in a creepy sort of way. The black, glitter flowers really shine in person and would be great for an "Over-The-Hill" project.
  • The tag measures 4" x 6" in Summer Starfruit Card Stock, sponged in black ink. 
  • The new Envelope Punch Board (item #133774) was used to punch the decorative corners on the top of the tag and to also round the corners on the bottom. Gotta love tools that do double-duty!
  • I first made the flowers and then covered with Elmers Spray Adhesive, which you can find at any craft store, then covered with ultrafine Black Stampin' Glitter from the Holiday Catalog, available for purchase until January 2, 2014 (item #132206).
  • The Designers Series paper is also from the Holiday Catalog; Witches Brew DSP, item #132185. The Summer Starfruit sheet for this project is actually very pretty and has teeny, tiny spiders on it. 

  • A black Sharpie was used to color Rhinestones and Pearls for the flower centers.
  • The leaves were punched using the Bird Builder Punch item #117191
  • The tag was made using the Halloween Bash Stamp also available until January 2, 2014, Set item #130580.

 Stampin' Up! Products:
Stamps: Halloween Bash (wood) 130577 or (clear) 130580
Paper: Summer Starfruit CS 126839, Basic black CS 121045, Witches Brew DSP 132185
Ink: Jet Black StazOn 101406
Accessories:  Envelope Punch Board 133774, Black Stampin' Glitter 132206, Blossom Punch 125603, Bird Builder Punch 17191, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch 127811, Boho Blossoms Punch 119858, Decorative Label Punch 120907, Scallop Oval 119856, Large Oval Punch 119855, Rhinestone Basic Jewels 119246, Large Pearls 125577

25% Off 25 Stamp Sets
Stampin' Up! is celebrating their 25th anniversary all year long. So what better way to celebrate, than a sale on the very products that started it all: stamps, of course!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Floral Tag

 I have another tag to share with you today. I made this one to use this big, gorgeous rose I made the other day. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet, so I left it generic. If you would like to learn how to make this flower, you can view the tutorial here.

Stampin' Up! Products:
Paper: Whisper White CS, Garden Green CS, Tangerine Tango CS, Daffodil Delight CS
Ink: Tangerine Tango , Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Daffodil Delight Seam Binding, Little Leaves Sizzlits Die, Basic Pearls, Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

You Have One More Day...Take Advantage Before This Offer Is Gone Forever!
  • Stampin' Up! is  extending the Join for $25 recruiting promotion for one day. It will now end on Tuesday, October 22, at 11:50 pm (MT).
  • During this offer, only the special $25 starter kit will be available; the regular $99  starter kit will not be available. The $25 Starter Kit includes
    • $26.95 worth of Stampin' Up! product (it must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax) 
    • Free Shipping!
    • Test it out until April 30th
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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Don't miss out...

Less than 3 days remaining to purchase the $25 Starter Kit! It’s an amazing and budget friendly opportunity to do what you already love doing anyway—test all Stampin' Up! has to offer (discounts & resources) and to make a little money if you want. 

You'll receive (your choice of up to $26.95 in product and ships FREE) which will ONLY be available for purchase until Oct. 21.  You'll have until April 30, 2014 to see if you like it and want to continue.

You do it your way and what works best for you!

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Merry Christmas - PPA 176

It's Thursday and time for a sketch challenge this week at Pals Paper Arts! I love all the layers and angles of this sketch created by the talented Margaret Moody!

  • I got my polka dot groove on by combining Season of Style and Polka Dot Parade DSP. 
Item #132340

Item #126902

  • Greeting is from More Merry Messages stamp set that contains 10 classic Christmas sentiments.

Stampin' Up! Products:
Stamps: More Merry Messages (wood) 126400 or (clear) 126402
Paper: Whisper White CS 100730, Old Olive CS 100702, Season of Style DSP 132340 & Polka Dot Parade DSP 126902
Ink: Old Olive 126953
Accessories: Old Olive Polka Dot Ribbon (retired), Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons 127555, Whisper White Bakers Twine 124262, Stampin Dimensionals104430

Less than 4 days remaining - don't miss out!

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