Friday, January 23, 2015

Irresistibly Yellow Leaves!

Welcome Stampin' Friends!
Monday, I'll be heading to Stampin' Up!'s Leadership event in Florida! YAY! Both business and pleasure! In preparation for upcoming classes, I thought I'd show you this little beauty. Simple, clean, classic any occasion card!
Snowy and cold here in Pa, and looking forward to 60's in Florida! Underlining my inner joy with a bright and cheery card! Very easy to create and perfect for those new to the fun of card making!

1.Sponge ink onto a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Irresistibly Yours (already embossed!) Specialty Designer Series Paper.
2.Attach 2 pieces of ribbon across the front and adhere to front of Blackberry Bliss card measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and folded in half to open on right.
3.Stamp flower from Butterfly Basics stamp set using Blackberry Bliss ink onto a piece of 2" x 4" Whisper White card stock and layer on 2 1/4" x 4 1/4" piece of Blackberry Bliss.
4.Adhere to card front using Stampin' Dimensionals!
5.Stamp sentiment, embellish, or just write a note on the inside! Done!
Will warm the heart of anyone who receives this lovely card from you! And that, my friends, is why we do what we do!

Just a reminder...In appreciation and as a special Thank You from ME, place an online order in My Store HERE, using Hostess Code, 7RVNQG39, until January 31, 2015, I will send you one of these cards! 

Place an online order of at least:
$50 (before s/h and tax) you'll also receive a stand up desk calendar I created using the Butterfly Basics Bundle! And $100 (before s/h and tax) will get you the stand up desk calendar and a set of 4 handcrafted cards I created using the Butterfly Basics Bundle

PLUS you earn one FREE item from the Sale-a-bration 2015 Brochure for every $50 you spend! Remember, if you plan to place an order of $150 or more, please do not use the hostess code. You will receive your own hostess rewards of $25 to spend on more free stuff! So Have Fun!

Thanks for visiting! Create and share your happy!

Paper Wishes and Stampin' Up! Dreams!
♥ Gwen

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Double Butterfly Anniversary Card

Welcome Stampin' Friends!
A special butterfly for a special couple. I try not to make an anniversary card too girly, so I hope this works. 
Using one of the patterns from the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (FREE Sale-a-bration product), I sponged with Soft Suede ink all over and then rubbed off with a used dryer sheet (or a paper towel). The ink will not color the embellished pattern! It's the "Emboss Resist" Technique basically done for ya! 
-Card base-Calypso Coral is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" then cut off 1/4" with Rotary Cutting Blade on the Stampin Trimmer to make the finished size 4 1/4" x 5 1/4".

-Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper is 4" x 4 1/4", sponged with Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad. 

-Open base and align DSP in front side of base,to the left and center as to create a top, left side and bottom border.

-Die cut large Butterfly through both DSP and card stock for exact placement. I ran it through the Big Shot a few times and both butterflies came out nicely.

-Remove both butterflies and adhere the DSP on top of the Calypso Coral card stock lining up the negative butterfly images.

-Adhere the DSP butterfly back into it's negative space only attaching the middle body part so the wings "flutter".   
-Cut the Calypso Coral butterfly as shown. Attach the middle body part on top of the DSP butterfly and only attach the inside edge of the wings under the DSP butterfly, so it's wings can also flutter!

-Open the card and adhere a 4 1/8" x 5 1/4" piece of Crushed Curry card stock to the underside of the front of the card, covering up the butterfly "hole".

-Stamp and embellish your way! I used a Crushed Curry button from Best Year Ever (Free Sale-a-bration item) and a piece of white Bakers Twine. 
Let me know watch ya think! Picking a random comment to receive this Double Butterfly in the mail!

Goodies used to create this card are:

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Butterfly Basics with Shelli Gardner and Dawn

Welcome Stampin' Friends!
Love these Ladies!
Dawn Griffith and our fearless leader, Shelli Gardner!
Can you see why I love my job so much! Get to create, play, share ideas, meet awesome customers-who become awesome friends, and work with some of the nicest people ever!
Enjoy! I've watched this ten times fun!

Thanks for visiting! Create and share your happy!

Paper Wishes and Stampin' Up! Dreams!
♥ Gwen

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Painted Petals Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up!

Welcome Stampin' Friends!
Another beautiful new stamp set from the Occasions 2015 catalog! I just got the Painted Petals set and haven't had the chance to play with it yet (sad face), but I had to post the youtube video from SU!  
Oh, the possibilities! Add it to your list! I need to finish some other projects before I start playing with Painted Petals. Wish I could stamp all day, everyday! Enjoy your day and hope you get some stampin in!

Friday, January 16, 2015


Welcome Stampin' Friends!
Wish you had a magic pumpkin and could escape for an hour! May not turn you into a princess, but My Paper Pumpkin will give you that hour escape every month from the hectic everyday stuff! During Sale-A-Bration, get a 3-month Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription for just $54.85-save $500!. Oh, my! Great Deal! and instantly qualify for a  FREE Sale-A-Bration reward! Already subscribe? A subscription makes a perfect gift for a friend, spouse, child, or parent! Yes, please! Click here for more information.

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*$50 (before s/h and tax) receive a stand up desk calendar created using the Butterfly Basics Bundle!
*$100 (before s/h and tax) receive a set of 4 handcrafted cards created using the Butterfly Basics Bundle! as a special Thank You from me, your friendly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! You also get to choose 1 FREE item from the Sale-a-bration 2015 Brochure for every $50 you spend! Need any assistance-just let me know! Have Fun!

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Thanks for visiting! Create and share your happy!

Paper Wishes and Stampin' Up! Dreams!

Thursday, January 15, 2015


Welcome Stampin' Friends!
So many birthdays coming up! It's a new year and time to create cards for those special people in your life! Making this card was just plain fun!  
With the new "Celebrate Today" Photopolymer Stamp Set and Balloon Framelits Dies Bundle #138869 ($36.25) it's easy to show your talents and your feelings for them, while saving 15% to boot!
Fun, bright, and cheery! Start with a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of card stock, scored and folded at 5 1/2. Ran Coastal Cabana card stock through the Big Shot using the Decorative Dots folder first, and then made a score line under the embossed area using the Simply Scored tool, before applying the balloons and sentiment. Dimensionals give the middle balloon it's pop!

Goodies Used to Create:  

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