As soon as I saw these faces on the page of the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog, I knew I wanted this set. Use this image to make card that would be great coming from a group. If you are the one to make this group card for the office, you can really use this set.

From The Herd Handmade Card

All of the animals are included in one image and stamped at once. I colored the animals with Blendabilities, but you can always watercolor them with ink refills or use colored pencils.

From The Herd Handmade Card

I added a strip of patterned paper from the Moonlight Paper Stack to add a bit of interest to the inside. This a great way to use up some of those scraps you have left over.

Handmade Card From The Herd Inside

Don’t miss this set or any of the great new sets coming in the Occasions catalog. You can even get a kit to make the beautiful flowers on the front. Click here to go to where you can request a catalog.

Cover of the 2015 Occasions Catalog

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Find out more about the Prepaid Paper Pumpkin options.

Have you heard about the Paper Pumpkin kits that Stampin’ Up! offers? These kits are great for newer stampers and those that don’t have a lot of time for stamping. You can see the December’s kit called All Shook Up below. I love the stamps included in the kits.

December Paper Pumpkin All Shook Up Kit

If you are looking for a last minute gift for a crafter or someone you think may like crafting, check out the prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. After you  place your order, you will receive an email with a printable certificate for giving. All you have to do is fill in the code and give away. This is a great last minute gift because you get the certificate immediately.

Gift Certificate For Paper Pumpkin

These cards are so cute and useful. They also make the shaker technique so easy and who doesn’t need a birthday, thank you, or hello card on hand.

Paper Pumpkin From Stampin' UP!

So the question remains. Would you make them all at once or make them as you need them? These were very easy to put together so I think i will go ahead and make them all up so I have them ready to go. It seems like I always need something at the last minute so it would be great to have them ready to go.

Gift with Stampin' Up! December Paper Pumpkin

This month Stampin’ Up! included a nice little surprise gift. Each kit included the Essentials paper Piercing Pack. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions about the monthly kit and how the Paper Pumpkin program works.

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Sal-A-Bration (the most exciting time of the Stampin’ Up! year!) and the new Occasions catalog are coming on January 6th. I cannot wait show these great new products because they are awesome. I love all the dimension in this image from the Lotus Blossom set. Be sure to watch the paper crafting video tutorial below to discover how easy it is to make use the 2 Step Stamping Lotus Blossom Set.

Lotus Blossom Sale-A-Bration Sneak Peek
Ok I have to say, when I finished this card I realized it looks just like one of the dresses my daughter had when she was little. I guess it was my favorite dress for a reason. There is a layer of vellum between the card base and the focal image to soften the look of the card. Vellum is definitely making a come back.

Sneak Peek at the Lotus Blossom Sale-a-Bration Handmade Card

Be sure to check out the special Online Workshop I will have in January featuring Sale-A-Bration and Occasion catalog products. I can’t wait for January. Well, I guess I am excited about Christmas first.

Check out the rubber stamping video tutorial that will show you great new products from the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalog. (You may have to come to my web site to see the video if you are getting this post in a reader.)

 

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I think the Hey, Valentine set from the upcoming Occasions catalog is the most adorable school Valentine set I have ever seen. I knew I wanted to use it as soon as I saw it. If you are on my catalog mailing list you will be receiving your own copy of the Occasions catalog soon.

Hey Valentine Group

In addition to the new stamp set, I used the new Valentine “Stacked With Love” Paper Stack and the Whisper White Note Card and Envelope set. It would be so much fun to stamp these images on to the note cards and then your (or someone else’s) child can color the pictures to give out in class.

Hey Valentine School Cards Handmade

There is also a tag designed to coordinate with the Note Tag Punch so it is easy to cut out and attach to a treat bag. Kids love giving treats with their cards.

Handmade school Valentine

This darling image makes the perfect topper for the 1″ X 8″ Cello bag! Fill the bag cut out the topper and there is the perfect class Valentine.

Handmade School Valentine with Hey Valentine

Be sure to check out my other sneak peeks over on my Facebook Business Page. While you are there be sure to like the page so you keep up with all the fun new sneak peeks.   Click here if you would like your own copy of this fun catalog.

Cover of the 2015 Occasions Catalog

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The brand new Occasions catalog will be live on January 6th and features this great Wood You Be Mine set so you can make a card for the Lumberjack in your life.  If you are on my catalog mailing list you will be receiving your copy soon.

Wood You Be Mine

In addition to the new stamp set, I used the new Valentine Paper Stack. So many fun new products and it is so much fun playing with these new products. There is such a wide variety of products that I know you will find something you like.

Sneak Peek at the Wood You Be Mine

The set includes an image to stamp the shirt color, but the rest of this guy was colored with the Blendabilities! If you like coloring be sure to check out all the open line stamps made for coloring.  Contact me if you would like your own copy of this fun catalog.

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Gold Encore ink that is! Gold is a hot accent right now and the Metallic Gold Encore Pad is a great way to add gold to your projects so don’t miss the special price this week.  Check out all the Sale items in my Online Store.

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Can you tell how I did that pattern on the sides? I used the amazing Envelope Punch Board. Be sure to watch the paper crafting video tutorial below to discover how easy it is to make your own “ric rac” edges.

Ric Rac With the Envelope Punch Board
Place a piece of patterned paper behind the punched edge and you have a super fun background for your card. I pulled in the Choose Happiness and Hello There sets to make this card full of texture. I can’t wait to send it off to someone.

Handmade Ric Rac card made with the Envelope Punch Board

 

Isn’t it great to have another use for the Envelope Punch Board? I know that this is one technique I will be using again.

Check out the rubber stamping video tutorial that will walk you through making this card and using the Envelope Punch Board. (You may have to come to my web site to see the video if you are getting this post in a reader.)

 

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