Paper Pumpkin

Quick Crafting Tip - How to Color Glimmer Paper

I love embellishments and they are a big part of paper crafting.  Adding a certain amount of bling can really enhance your stamped project.  

Among the sparkly choices are rhinestones, foil, acetate, Wink of Stella, metallic sequins, Metallic enamel dots and Glimmer Paper.  

Stampin' Up! offers Glimmer Paper in four (4) different colors; Dazzling Diamonds, Gold, Red and Silver.  But, did you know you can have glimmer paper in any color you choose?  

Today's quick tip video will show you how to change the color of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  You will need an Aqua Painter and your desired color ink pad.  Watch how simple it is to create custom colors of Glimmer Paper!

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Does any of this sound familiar?

  • I'd love to paper craft but I don’t have a lot of time.
  • I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to paper crafting, but I want to try it.
  • I love to create but I don’t always feel creative.
  • I need fresh project ideas.
  • How can I craft when I don’t have all the “crafting stuff” I need?

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What if I told you...

  • Creativity starts HERE with Paper Pumpkin at 25% off on our June, July, and August kits!  That's only $14.96 per month.
  • Paper Pumpkin includes EVERYTHING you need in each month's kit!  
  • Paper Pumpkin includes a new stamp set and ink spot each month! It's a great way to build up your supplies without additional expenses.
  • My Paper Pumpkin subscribers receive a tutorial each month, with 7 alternate project ideas - for FREE!  It's called Paper Pumpkin Parade and you can read all about it, and see sneak peek pictures of previous month's ideas HERE.
Details
  • Offer valid only from May 11th –June 10th, 11:50 PM (MT)
  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions only - no pre-paid subscriptions for this special offer.
  • The 25% discount is applied to 1 kit per month for the first 3 months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month's kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • Get started!  Enter the promo code, STARTHERE. Click HERE to subscribe.

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My Monthly Creative Escape

Mark your calendar for this Sunday, June 11th at 8PM EST - 5PM PST - 6PM MST - 7PM CST!  

I will be LIVE on my Facebook page HERE with a demonstration, tips and interactive fun. Join me - it's FREE!

Be sure to "like" my Facebook page so you don't miss the live notifications!  Click HERE.

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Each month I eagerly wait for the mailman to deliver my Paper Pumpkin kit.  

What's inside is always a surprise! Most months there are cards. Some months there are 3D projects.

The best part is that each month I receive a new stamp set. It's a great way to build my inventory each month, without an added expense.  The kit also includes a new ink each month and all the pre-cut supplies and embellishments to finish the project.  You only need scissors!  There's no cutting, scoring or measuring. Everything is done so I can skip to the fun part!

I also enjoy coming up with several alternate project ideas from each month's kit.  Those projects are photographed, a PDF tutorial created and shared with my Paper Pumpkin subscribers for free.  I call it my Paper Pumpkin Parade!  It's one great alternate idea after another - and my way of saying 'thank you' for their subscription.  

The May Paper Pumpkin kit was called Sprinkled with Love.  Here's a peek at what we got!

And here's a sneak peek of the alternate project ideas!

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You can see sneak peeks alternatives from prior month's kits HERE

Creativity Starts Here  Paper Pumpkin June-August Promotion includes free alternate project ideas. Exclusive to Lisa's Stamp Stu

And the best part is that Paper Pumpkin is on sale right now!  From now through June 10th you can subscribe for June, July and August at 25% off.  Only $14.96 (plus sales tax - shipping is already included in that price!) you will receive a new kit each month, all pre-cut and ready for you to enjoy. Oh, and free stamp sets and ink, too!  

Details

  • Offer valid only through June 10th, 11:50 PM (MT)
  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions only - no pre-paid subscriptions allowed for this special offer.
  • The 25% discount is applied to 1 kit per month for the first 3 months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month's kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • Get started!  Enter the promo code, STARTHERE. Click HERE to subscribe.
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Quick Crafting Tip - Using Deep Impression/Dynamic Embossing Folders on Vellum

The new catalog debuts on June 1st and it's loaded with new stamp sets, designer papers, embellishments, dies and embossing folders!

Among the new embossing folders there are new deep impression or "dynamic" embossing folders. These folders are much thicker than the typical folder and provide a deep embedded impression on your cardstock.  And, I love them!  

A few weeks ago I was designing a card using vellum cardstock.  I chose to emboss the vellum using the Cable Knit embossing folder. Although the vellum looked fine after it was embossed, as I handled it, and applied adhesive, I noticed that areas of the embossed impression were ripping.  

It was obvious that the vellum was too fragile to handle the deep impressions so I needed a solution.  That solution is the focus of today's quick tip video.   

There are two fabulous promotions going on right now!  

The first is the Eastern Palace Suite Bundles.  Choose either the Starter or the Premier Bundle.  You can find details on these Bundles HERE.  These Bundles, as shown, will be sold separately in the new catalog.  Grab your favorite Bundle now so you can enjoy the savings! 

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The second promotion provides 25% off Paper Pumpkin kits for June, July and August.  New subscribers can enjoy a kit, which contains pre-cut supplies, a new stamp set and ink spot each month for only $14.96!  Shipping is included so that saves you even more.  

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Plus, all my subscribers enjoy 7 additional tutorials for each month's kit, called "Paper Pumpkin Parade". See the pictures and read all about it HERE.

Get the details on this Paper Pumpkin promotion HERE. Promotion ends on June 10th.


Nailed It for Father's Day & Wedding Recap

Joey and Lisa's wedding was perfect!  Aside from 40 mile an hour winds (and lots of hairspray!) the weather was beautiful.  So many of you asked for pictures that I decided to share a few of my favorites.  

I'm also including a picture of their wedding invitation along with cutting dimensions.  I'm sensitive to their privacy so personal information has been blocked out.

This picture of myself, my sister (center) and my cousin, Colleen, before the ceremony.  

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My sister, Krista, looked gorgeous!  Her son, Joey, insisted on walking her down the aisle to her seat.  Yes, I had to hold back the tears.   

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My great nephews (my sister's grandsons) stole the hearts of everyone! Henry (4) is on the left, Luke (2) is in the center and Jack (6) is on the left. 

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Lisa looked beautiful!  

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I love how this picture of Boo and I turned out.  We clean up nice, don't we? ((smile)) 

Gina & I

Lisa wanted their wedding invitations to be tailored, yet simple. She chose the layout and I worked out the dimensions for the tri-fold.

I don't have a picture of the closed invitation. I had removed the layers of Linen Thread to take the invitation with me for the weekend. 

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I tied the invitations closed with the same triple layer of Linen Thread that you see on the inside. 

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There is a pocket on the right side that held the accommodations card and the RSVP card and envelope. Naturally, those were used, so I don't have a picture of them. 

You'd think after making 90 of these that I would have taken more pictures, but I was so focused on getting them finished that I simply forgot.  

Cutting Dimensions

  • Night of Navy cardstock base is cut 5 1/2" x 11" and scored at 4 1/8" and 8 3/8".
  • To create the point, use a pencil to create a mark at 1" at the top and bottom of the left panel.  I used the Paper Trimmer to connect the pencil marks, forming the point.  
  • Night of Navy cardstock pocket is cut 2 3/4" x 5".  I scored 1/2" on three sides.  I created a template for the angled cut and traced it onto each piece of cardstock then cut it with the Paper Trimmer. It was easier and less time consuming then measuring each piece.  
  • The wedding invitation was printed professionally on Whisper White cardstock by Minuteman Press of Brandon, FL.  (Thank you, Julie Arndt!) Not only did they turn out beautifully but the amount of ink needed for my printer, to print each piece, was not cost effective.  
  • The invitations were printed to 4" x 5 1/4"and adhered to the center.
  • The accommodations card was printed on 3 1/4" x 4" and adhered to a layer of Night of Navy cardstock measuring 3 1/2" x 4 1/4".
  • The RSVP card (not shown) was printed on 3 1/4" x 4 3/4" and adhered to a layer of Night of Navy cardstock measuring 3 1/2" x 5".  
  • I purchased the envelopes for the RSVP card at Envelopes.com.  
  • The finished invitation was placed in the medium white envelope.  

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We are 26 days away from Father's Day - Sunday, June 18th.  

I've begun to create and this card is perfect for Bob the Builder, don't you think?

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The man can fix or build anything! It's truly a gift to be that engineer-minded without ever being formally taught. It's definitely his innate gift.  

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Since there are three of us in our family, Bob the Builder, Boo and I, it's only fitting that there be three tools.  Since they are supposed to represent 'us' they 'had to have' wiggly eyes!

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This stamp set is on the retired list and sadly, the Build It coordinating framelits are already sold out.  But it's not too late to grab the stamp set!  View the remaining retired products HERE.

This stamp set will forever remind me of my wonderful, talented and amazing hubby!  

Creativity Starts Here  Paper Pumpkin June-August Promotion includes free alternate project ideas. Exclusive to Lisa's Stamp Stu

Want to craft but feel like you don’t have the right supplies? Sign up for Paper Pumpkin! First-time customers get an introductory 25% off for June, July, and August. 

Details
  • Offer valid only from May 11th –June 10th, 11:50 PM (MT)
  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions only - no pre-paid subscriptions for this special offer.
  • New stamp set and ink spot each month along with pre-cut supplies and a picture instruction sheet. EASY!
  • The 25% discount is applied to 1 kit per month for the first 3 months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month's kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • Get started!  Enter the promo code, STARTHERE. Click HERE to subscribe.

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