New Catalog Open House Sneak Peek 3

Sneak Peek Swirly Bird
Sneak Peek Swirly Bird

Swirly Bird is fast becoming my favorite new stamp set. And here’s a sneak peek of Emerald Envy and a few more favorites. We’ll be trying out the collage technique at my New Catalog Open House this weekend. Are you coming?

New Catalog Open House Sneak Peek 2

Sneak Peek Sugarplum
Sneak Peek Sugarplum

Another new technique and new in colors mixed with returning favorites. Would you like to come to my Open House? Send me a comment and I’ll get all the details to you.

New Catalog Open House Sneak Peek 1

SneakPeekPuffyBalloon
SneakPeekPuffyBalloon

My New Catalog Open House is this weekend! And here’s a sneak peek at one of the cards. I am loving the new In Colors mixed with older favorites, how about you? Learn the technique to making puffy balloons and some gorgeous watercoloring. Let me know in the comments if you want to attend. Lots of fun crafting, new and dear friends, and yummy treats!

My Leap Year Challenge – Day 4

Friends and Flowers Pea in the Pod
Friends and Flowers Pea in the Pod

And here’s my final challenge card – perfect for welcoming a little one. Pea in the pod is from Friends and Flowers. I stamped the image in Always Artichoke and colored the image with a blender pen. And only fussy cut the little curlicue – the pea in the pod was punched out with the Festive Flower Builder Punch. The striped paper is from the Wildflower Fields designer paper, which is free with any $50 purchase. The Large Polka Dot textured impressions embossing folder adds more dimension, and the Pool Party Glimmer Ribbon finishes it off.

My Leap Year Challenge – Day 2

Harvest Blessings
Harvest Blessings

I love that I can make it personal when I need a sympathy card. Our neighbor, who was a retired farmer, passed away, so I pulled out the retired tractor image from Harvest Blessings and did some watercoloring. I stamped the image in Archival Basic Grey ink and watercolored with my aqua painter using Garden Green, Daffodil Delight, and Smoky Slate. A mat of Wild Wasabi on Very Vanilla card base sets off the tractor perfectly.

My Leap Year Challenge – Day 1

Day 1 - Leap Year Challenge
Day 1 – Leap Year Challenge

Got this card idea from the great Patty Bennett, and just had to recreate it myself. I didn’t have any reinkers in the the colors I wanted to use, so I took my classic ink pads and smeared the ink surface across an acrylic block. Then I dipped the tip of my clear Wink of Stella into the pool of ink on the block and colored in my stamped images. And voila, a beautiful glimmery wash of ink on my flowers!

I will try to get a better picture tomorrow. The above photo was the best out of many tries, so that’s not saying much, is it?

Leap Year Challenge

Leap Year
Leap Year

I can’t believe February is almost over – and it ‘s a leap year, so we get one extra day. Leap years occur every four years – something about catching up time. I’m all for more time to craft, so how about a 4-day leap year challenge?

I challenge you to create four ‘projects’ – from paper. The projects can be four different cards, gift packaging, 3D items, assembled kits, or even 3×3 notecards, or any combination. They can be clean and simple, or as detailed and multilayered as you wish. The four items must be mostly Stampin’ Up product, preferably current, but okay if some retired.

Send me a photo of each item, starting February 26, and ending February 29. I’ll add your name with a watermark and upload the photo to my blog.

What do you get out of this? The fun of making something, the pleasure of having a card or gift ready to go for that next special day, and the thrill of sharing your creativity with others. Oh, and one more thing, a pack of 24 sheets of Stampin’ Up cardstock, my gift to you for participating in all four days.

4-day Leap Year Challenge
Submit photo of item made by 10:00pm on February 26, 27, 28 and 29 to
 info@PapercraftingThreads.com to be eligible for gift of 24 sheets of Stampin’ Up cardstock.

50% Off Online Extravaganza Starts Midnight Tonight!

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Save up to 50% on select Stampin’ Up products during our week-long Online Extravaganza!

DATES: Monday, November 23* – 30, 2015
*Begins at Midnight Mountain Time

To make it even better, there will be flash sales that last 24 hours on November 23 and November 30, the first and last days of Online Extravaganze. But remember, Online Extravaganza savings are only available while supplies last, so get them while you can!

See the Savings Now!
Online Extravaganze Deals (pdf)
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Up Against a Brick Wall

Sneak Peek of Up Against a Brick Wall
Sneak Peek of Up Against a Brick Wall

I’m so excited about this sneak peek – that Brick Wall Textured Embossing Folder is freaking awesome! This card is one of the make-n-takes at my next Open House, scheduled for July 25th. Save the date!

Happy Stampin’ New Year!

Click here to order now!
Click here to order now!

 

Blow the horns! Throw the confetti! And then dive in to the new 2015-2016 Stampin! Up catalog. It’s here and it’s waiting for you to discover all your must have new stamps, paper and accessories.

P.S. I’m in love with the new In Colors – Watermelon Wonder, Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon, and Cucumber Crush.

Memorial Day

A Day for Remembering
A Day for Remembering

I always get a poppy for Memorial Day. My grandpa served. My uncle served. And countless others have served and died in service to our nation. So pause wherever you are at 3pm local time and consider those sacrifices by those who have served, their families, and those who are in service now.

Free Shipping and No Minimum!

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Get FREE shipping on any orders placed April 6-April 10, no minimum purchase required (excludes expedited orders).

  • All order types qualify (customer, workshop, online).
  • Orders placed for Hawaii and Alaska will receive free 2nd Day Air shipping.
  • Paper Pumpkin past kits and kit refills are eligible for free shipping if purchased online. Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are not eligible for free shipping.

Get IN Color supplies NOW for Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding & Strawberry Slush.  They’re retiring in a few weeks and the card stock and reinkers are usually the first things to sell out.

Online Extravaganza Starts Now!

Online Extravaganza starts today with select items and bundles at discounted prices. Plus, there will be limited-time doorbusters on November 24 and December 1. You don’t want to miss them! This sale lasts from November 24 through December 2, or while supplies last. See the complete details here, Online Extravaganza PDF. Happy shopping!

 

Get Your Craft On!

Save the Date

Sunday, September 14
1:00 – 3:00pm
Beal residence

 

Learn a new technique (ombre embossing!), play with the envelope punch board (we’re not making an envelope!), and craft a mini bag in a box (with superhero powers!) Class fee is $10. Watch for sneak peeks on my blog. Bring a friend.

Please RSVP by September 11 to 608.852.3671 or email info@PapercraftingThreads.com.