Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Designer Series Paper Sale!


During this promotion, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the Annual Catalogue!

The sale runs 1 July–2 August. This promotion is the perfect opportunity to stock up and save on gorgeous Designer Series Paper. 

Shop my online store here and use the Host Code  QFASNM2V 

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

PPP Blog Hop - Expressions in Ink


Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop!

The beauty of the Paper Pumpkin kit is that you can follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as they were designed, or use the supplies as a starting point and let your creativity run wild. On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas with you on how to use the June Paper Pumpkin kit "Expressions in Ink".

These are the original projects:

Here are the kit details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colours: Bumblebee, Evening Evergreen, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink
  • As always, this month’s kit features an exclusive stamp set. But, this month’s kit also includes not one, but two Classic Stampin’ Spots!
  • Comes in a cute, colorful, and collectible box.
  • Coordinates with products from the Expressions in Ink Suite  (item #155459).

Here is my alternate project:

This is the inside of my card:

The supplies that I used (other than the kit supplies) are listed below.

Thank you for joining us as we share with you the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin. Now hop over to Mary's blog where you will find another great Paper Pumpkin alternate project idea.

Don't miss the July Paper Pumpkin kit!

The July Paper Pumpkin kit "The Adventure Begins"

Life is full of big adventures that are best experienced together! This month's kit helps you celebrate those exciting new chapters in the most creative of ways with enough supplies to create 12 motivating cards - plus coordinating envelopes - all featuring the exciting colours of nature.


  • Contains enough supplies to create twelve cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Comes with a Stampin’ Spot plus an exclusive Stamp Set.
  • Includes inspirational sentiments and adventure-themed imagery featuring these nature-inspired coordinating colours: Basic Black, Basic White, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Night of Navy.

Sign up here before July 1oth to receive The Adventure Begins Paper Pumpkin kit.

My Alternate Product List

May 2021 Paper Pumpkin meets the United Through Diversity Digital Download

 This week we celebrate Canada Day on July 1st and it is Canada's 154th birthday!

I wanted to make a card using this new download and found the best card bases in the May 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit (Batter Up!).

I downloaded the free download and then printed the pages I wanted onto Basic White cardstock.  I chose to colour my Maple Leaf with the Real Red Stampin' Blends Combo pack (Light and Dark) and then fussy cut it out.  I trimmed two of the digital download greetings for the front of the card.

The other supplies came from the May Paper Pumpkin kit!

Thursday, June 24, 2021

I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream!

It is finally summer   Perhaps we all need to think of having some Ice Cream to cool off!  This card uses Designer Series Paper and the Ice Cream bundle.

Reminds me of one of my favourite ice cream flavour that I don't get very often...Black Cherry!

I have used a retired colour of cardstock that happens to be one of my favourites...Purple Posy and the matching ribbon for the trim.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Elegantly Said Thank You

I recently took part in a Canadian Swap for the new Annual Catalogue.  As it happens early it is usually using only items that are on the pre-order list.  This card was one that I received (sorry I cannot find the name of the crafter) and I have made a few more as it is a simple card yet very elegant!

This card is using one of the New In Colours (Evening Evergreen) and the DSP is from the Annual Catalogue - Pansy Petals.  You could use this same layout with any DSP and a coordinating colour of cardstock and ink!

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Trees using Beauty of the Earth DSP

I recently held an online card class and the theme was "Trees".  I used many of our retired sets to show my attendees how they can use sets they have with new Designer Series Paper.  The Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper is a treasure...the images on one side and the other side is muted colours and one has a bark pattern.  

Here is one of my sample cards to show how little images can be used to make a card.  I made a Gate Fold Card using coordinating coloured cardstock and the small tree image from the DSP.

 This is the inside when open.

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