Happiness Abounds Sale-a-bration Card

Every Wednesday morning at 9am(-ish) Pacific Time I craft LIVE on FB and You Tube. If you didn’t catch my video this morning you can see the card I created below. It was created using the Happiness abounds Bundle and the versatile Silver & Gold 6X6 Sale-a-bration DSP.

I created the background by colouring the Silver & Gold DSP with Orchid Oasis and Tahitian Tide Stampin’ Blends Combos. I actually coloured one large piece of DSP and then cut it into 3/4″ strips, flipping some of them before gluing them.

You can see exactly how I created this card in this video replay. All of the supplies I used to create today’s card are listed below as well as a printable PDF tutorial card.

You can place an order by contacting me directly or clicking on the image(s) below.


Paper Snips
[103579]
$15.00

In the video I didn’t glue my first DSP strip correctly, so I had to add a 5th strip. Below you can see a version with the strips spaced the way I had intended. Creating the card this way you only need a 3″ X 4-1/2″ piece of DSP (which means you can actually make 2 cards from one piece of DSP). I used Orchid Oasis and Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends Combos to colour this one.

Remember that this month there are so many reasons to place an order – FREE Sale-a-bration Items for $60+CAD orders and when you use my host code I will also send you the link to this fabulous 30 card Tutorial Bundle as a thank you!

I also have a great Stamp Camp coming up at the end of the summer ( registration is open now) featuring the Joyful Flurry bundle.

Please leave a comment below and make sure to follow this blog for more great inspiration!

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Paper Pumpkin Alternative Cards- July 2022 – Sending Good Thoughts

Sometimes a Paper Pumpkin Kit just touches your creative side – and this July kit certainly has for me. I have created 3 simple alternatives, and have more ideas swirling – just not enough time to stamp yet. Here are the 3 extra cards I have created so far.

All three cards use the leftover bottle frames as a template to create new bottles. Below I’ll let you know exactly which outline and which colours were used.

This first card I used Balmy Blue ink and a Blending Brush to create the bottle. You can see the bottom even has a bit of a roundness to it. I created that by inking the edges of the bottle outline, then flipping the bottle frame upside down and using the bottom of the bottle to create the same curve at the bottom and then inking it a bit more. Once all that is done, dfussy cut the bottle. I simply used Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends to create the cork.

The second card has bottles of 2 different colours. The bottle on the left and the small one are Balmy Blue, and the other bottle is Pool Party. I made sure to mask off the edges of the bottles a bit more since the two large bottles were being inked onto the layer and not cut out. Then I fussy cut the ship and mounted it on a piece of Vellum cut with the Stylish Shapes dies.

The final bottle was created using Smoky Slate Ink and a Blending Brush. The cork was created using Crumb Cake marker. All three cards were embellished with 2021-23 In Colour Opal Rounds.

I hope you enjoyed these July 2022 Paper Pumpkin alternative cards. Have fun crafting your own alternatives or CASE-ing mine. Please leave a comment below and make sure to follow this blog for more great inspiration!

Also – don’t forget to subscribe for next month’s Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit. It has so much in store—elegant watercolor designs hand-crafted by our in-house artists, TWO Classic Stampin’ Spots for a Two-Step stamping experience, and the all-new twist technique to make your floral designs come alive with depth and detail!  And the August Paper Pumpkin Kit includes the Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add the perfect golden accent to any card or project.

ABOUT THE KIT

Name: Sweet Sunflowers

Item Number: 161120

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes.
  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.
  • Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.
  • 2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede

During Sale-a-bration is a great time to grab a Paper Pumpkin Subscription since there are lots of savings in a subscription AND the opportunity to earn FREE Sale-a-bration items.


One more perk to shopping with me, a FREE Tutorial Bundle with a purchase over $65. **My team gets these tutorials for FREE each month as another perk of being part of the Ink Pad Pals.

Looking for other crafting opportunities? I have 2 upcoming online events – you can join from anywhere in Canada (plus I have an international option that includes only the PDF and live video). Click the images below for more details and to register.

Register Here – August features the Ringed With Nature Bundle

Click here to shop my online store.
Click here to access & view the current catalogs.
Click here to subscribe to those fun Paper Pumpkin kits of creativity!
Click here for more information about joining my Online Monthly Technique Club. Earn even more goodies by joining a club!
Click here to learn more about joining my Ink Pad Pals Team. Get the MOST rewards including a discount on future products!
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Paper Pumpkin – July 2022 – Sending Good Thoughts

The nautical themed July 2022 Paper Pumpkin makes me smile. Since I live in BC near the ocean, and have grown up visiting beautiful Islands and the Sunshine Coast I can smell the salty air while I craft with this kit. Here are the 3 cards I created using the kit instructions as well as my first alternative card.

Thanks to Brenda Crawford who made the great suggestion during my live video to use the outline from the bottle pieces to recreate more bottles. It was really easy to use a blending brush and my Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends to create this bottle.

** After the video I decided this card was too flimsy with an embossed front,
so I trimmed it to 4″ X 5-1/4″ and mounted it on a Thick Basic White card base.

Check out my video to see how easy these are to create – and see how I created the extra bottle.

I hope you enjoyed this month’s Paper Pumpkin. Please leave a comment below and make sure to follow this blog for more great inspiration! Keep an eye out for more alternative projects (I already have a few created and will post soon). Also – don’t forget to subscribe for next month’s Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit. It has so much in store—elegant watercolor designs hand-crafted by our in-house artists, TWO Classic Stampin’ Spots for a Two-Step stamping experience, and the all-new twist technique to make your floral designs come alive with depth and detail!  And the August Paper Pumpkin Kit includes the Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add the perfect golden accent to any card or project.

ABOUT THE KIT

Name: Sweet Sunflowers

Item Number: 161120

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes.
  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.
  • Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.
  • 2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede

During Sale-a-bration is a great time to grab a Paper Pumpkin Subscription since there are lots of savings in a subscription AND the opportunity to earn FREE Sale-a-bration items.


One more perk to shopping with me, a FREE Tutorial Bundle with a purchase over $65. **My team gets these tutorials for FREE each month as another perk of being part of the Ink Pad Pals.

Looking for other crafting opportunities? I have 2 upcoming online events – you can join from anywhere in Canada (plus I have an international option that includes only the PDF and live video). Click the images below for more details and to register.

Register Here – August features the Ringed With Nature Bundle

Click here to shop my online store.
Click here to access & view the current catalogs.
Click here to subscribe to those fun Paper Pumpkin kits of creativity!
Click here for more information about joining my Online Monthly Technique Club. Earn even more goodies by joining a club!
Click here to learn more about joining my Ink Pad Pals Team. Get the MOST rewards including a discount on future products!
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Coast to Coast Creators Blog Hop – July 2022

It’s the 14th of the month – time for another Coast to Coast Creators Blog Hop! 

This one features all the amazing new 2022 Summer Sale-a-bration Items!! 

Hop around see all the amazing cards created by our team members!  Leave a little love and then come back to see us again on the 14th next month!

This card was created featuring the Sale-a-bration DSP – ‘Rings of Love’ paired with the Nuts About Squirrels stamp set. You could easily switch up the pattern from the pages included in this DSP pack and choose a different stamp set to create a card for any season.

Please leave a comment below and make sure to follow my blog for lots more great inspiration!

Live in Canada, don’t have a demonstrator? Contact me to get a catalogue or find out why right now is the best time to join our team.

Here is a full list of supplies needed to create this cute squirrel card. You’ll want to order soon since Sale-a-bration items are only available until Aug 31st or while supplies last!


Paper Snips
[103579]
$15.00

I have another perk to ordering with me in the month of July – any order over $65cdn, I am also emailing out an amazing 30 project Tutorial Bundle. Just use the host code below.

To make sure you learn about all my upcoming events and don’t miss any sales join my newsletter or check out everything at linktr.ee/stampinwithleah.

Click here to shop my online store.
Click here to access & view the current catalogs.
Click here to subscribe to those fun Paper Pumpkin kits of creativity!
Click here for more information about joining my Online Monthly Technique Club. Earn even more goodies by joining a club!
Click here to learn more about joining my Ink Pad Pals Team. Get the MOST rewards including a discount on future products!
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Splendid Thoughts FMS# 544 – Sketch Challenge

Every Wednesday morning at 9am(-ish) Pacific Time I craft LIVE on FB and You Tube. If you didn’t catch my video this morning you can see the card I created below. It was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketch (FMS544)

This card was created with the Splendid Thoughts Bundle. I used Pool Party and Light Natural Tones Stampin’ Blends to colour the greenery and to create the background layer I used the Splendid Day DSP. I used Basic Gray ink to stamp the greenery outlines and the sentiment. There is even a subtle vellum die cut leaf in the background.

I love the sentiments in this stamp set. I chose the ‘Let’s Celebrate’ sentiment since it is versatile. I can now use this card for a birthday, wedding or other celebration.

You can see exactly how I created this card in this video replay. All of the supplies I used to create today’s card are listed below.

You can place an order by contacting me directly or clicking on the image(s) below.


Remember that this month there are so many reasons to place an order – FREE Sale-a-bration Items for $60+CAD orders and when you use my host code I will also send you the link to this fabulous 30 card Tutorial Bundle as a thank you!

I also have a great Stamp Camp coming up at the end of the summer ( registration is open now) featuring the Joyful Flurry bundle.

Please leave a comment below and make sure to follow this blog for more great inspiration!

Click here to shop my online store.
Click here to access & view the current catalogs.
Click here to subscribe to those fun Paper Pumpkin kits of creativity!
Click here for more information about joining my Online Monthly Technique Club. Earn even more goodies by joining a club!
Click here to learn more about joining my Ink Pad Pals Team. Get the MOST rewards including a discount on future products!
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Please subscribe to my newsletter, too! Click here and enter your email. When you include your birthday you will even be added to my birthday card mailing list 🙂


Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge # 393 – Colour Challenge

This week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge is an awesome Colour Challenge. Take a look at all the beautiful cards created by our design team and then join the challenge.

This card was created with the Splendid Thoughts Bundle. I used In Colour 2022-2024 Glimmer Paper for the greenery and to create the background I used the fabulous Silver and Gold 6X6 DSP from our Sale-a-bration offerings – with Coastal Cabana Ink blended onto it. You can earn this DSP for FREE with a $60CAD purchase.

All of the supplies I used to create today’s card are listed below and on this handy printable recipe card.

You can place an order by contacting me directly or clicking on the image(s) below.


Paper Snips
[103579]
$15.00

Remember that this month there are so many reasons to place an order – FREE Sale-a-bration Items for $60+CAD orders and when you use my host code I will also send you the link to this fabulous 30 card Tutorial Bundle as a thank you!

I also have a great STamp Camp coming up at the end of the summer ( registration is open now) featuring the Joyful Flurry bundle.

Please leave a comment below and make sure to follow this blog for more great inspiration!

Click here to shop my online store.
Click here to access & view the current catalogs.
Click here to subscribe to those fun Paper Pumpkin kits of creativity!
Click here for more information about joining my Online Monthly Technique Club. Earn even more goodies by joining a club!
Click here to learn more about joining my Ink Pad Pals Team. Get the MOST rewards including a discount on future products!
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Friendly Hello (and goodbye to Sale-a-bration)

Sale-a-bration ends tomorrow – Monday Feb 28th. You don’t want to miss out on receiving some great FREE products just for shopping. Check out the SAB catalogue (you can find the link on the side bar) or contact me directly today.

This whole card was created using the Friendly Hello Sale-a-bration bundle. It is free with a $120 purchase. The beautiful DSP coordinates fabulously with the stamp set. The image was coloured with our Stampin’ Blends.

Friendly Hello- SAB stamp set and DSP bundle FREE with $120cdn purchase
Misty Moonlight Blends to colour the bird ( and ink for the sentiment) are retiring soon.

Here is a view of the card from above to give you a sense of how to attach it all. The main piece of DSP is 5-1/4″ X 11″, scored at 1-3/4″, 3-1/2″, 5-1/4″ and 7″. Then fold it like an accordion and attach it to the card base. The front piece of cardstock is 3-1/2″ X7″, scored at 3-1/2″.

To learn all the details of this fancy fold and to see how the inside of this card gets decorated, watch my video below.

Please leave a comment below and make sure to follow this blog for more great inspiration!

Here is a printable recipe card or you can order items by clicking the images below.


Paper Snips
[103579]
$13.50

Right now (ending on Feb 28th!!) there are so many perks to ordering. You get SAB rewards (free items for every $60 or $120 cdn you spend), AND for any order over $65cdn I am also emailing out an amazing 34 card Tutorial Bundle. Just use the host code below.

To make sure you learn about all my upcoming events and don’t miss any sales join my newsletter or check out everything at linktr.ee/stampinwithleah.

Click here to shop my online store.
Click here to access & view the current catalogs.
Click here to subscribe to those fun Paper Pumpkin kits of creativity!
Click here for more information about joining my Online Monthly Technique Club. Earn even more goodies by joining a club!
Click here to learn more about joining my Ink Pad Pals Team. Get the MOST rewards including a discount on future products!
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New Horizons DSP Cards

This week I am featuring the absolutely stunning and versatile New Horizons 6X6 DSP. This paper really does steal the show – just add a sentiment and you have a gorgeous card in a jiffy!

I embossed a sentiment from the FREE SAB Stamp Set – Special Moments on a label created using the soon to be released Waves Dies. To add some interest to the cardstock on the card front I used blending brushes and a mask to add a bit of subtle colour on colour design.

I even used the mask to decorate the inside of the card and the envelope. To see how I created this card watch my video below.

Please leave a comment below and make sure to follow this blog for more great inspiration!

Here is a printable recipe card or you can order items by clicking the images below.


Paper Snips
[103579]
$13.50

After this mornings video I couldn’t resist whipping up a few more cards using the DSP, masks and the sentiments from the Special Moments stamp set. I love how the same supplies can create such different feeling cards.

Right now there are so many perks to ordering. You get SAB rewards (free items for every $60 or $120 cdn you spend), AND for any order over $65cdn I am also emailing out an amazing 34 card Tutorial Bundle. Just use the host code below.

If you like the look of these cards – you’ll also want to check out the March Paper Pumpkin – it features 2 stamp sets and some gorgeous watercolour card bases! See the perks of grabbing a prepaid subscription below.

To make sure you learn about all my upcoming events and don’t miss any sales join my newsletter or check out everything at linktr.ee/stampinwithleah.

Click here to shop my online store.
Click here to access & view the current catalogs.
Click here to subscribe to those fun Paper Pumpkin kits of creativity!
Click here for more information about joining my Online Monthly Technique Club. Earn even more goodies by joining a club!
Click here to learn more about joining my Ink Pad Pals Team. Get the MOST rewards including a discount on future products!
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Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge # 383 – Sketch Challenge

This week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge is an awesome Sketch Challenge. Take a look at all the beautiful cards created by our design team and then join the challenge.

I let the gorgeous DSP and the bold sentiment in this FREE Friendly Hello Sale-a-bration Bundle speak for themselves.

Here are the measurements you need to create this card.

Pool Party cardstock – 11″ X 4-1/4″, score at 5-1/2″

Basic Gray cardstock – 5-1/4″ X 4″ and a piece for the largest Tailor Made Tag

Basic White – 5-1/8″ X 3-7/8″ (cut using the Stitched Greenery die)

Friendly Hello DSP – 3-1/2″ X 3-7/8″

Fresh Freesia Open Weave ribbon and Loose Flower Flourishes to embellish.

FREE with a $120 CAD purchase
Stitched Greenery Die – 155451 – $44.00

The soft colours in this DSP feel very spring like to me – which is exactly the feel I need right now since it is still so cold outside.

This layout is great and so easy to use. Here is a totally different feeling card with the exact same layout.

All of the supplies I used are listed below and on this handy printable recipe card.

You can place an order by contacting me directly or clicking on the image(s) below.


Remember that this month there are so many reasons to place an order – FREE Sale-a-bration items with a qualifying order and when you use my host code I will also send you the link to this fabulous 34 card Tutorial Bundle!

Please leave a comment below and make sure to follow this blog for more great inspiration!

Click here to shop my online store.
Click here to access & view the current catalogs.
Click here to subscribe to those fun Paper Pumpkin kits of creativity!
Click here for more information about joining my Online Monthly Technique Club. Earn even more goodies by joining a club!
Click here to learn more about joining my Ink Pad Pals Team. Get the MOST rewards including a discount on future products!
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Awesome Otters Cards

I remember taking my kids to the Vancouver Aquarium when they were younger and spending hours watching the playful otters. We would eat our lunch there on nice days and laugh at their antics. See ing this Awesome Otters stamp set brought back all those memories and I knew I needed to have it. Bonus – I got it FREE as a reward during Sale-a-bration and you can too! Sale-a-bration ends Feb 28th, 2022 so don’t wait.

I stamped the images with the FREE SAB stamp set – Awesome Otters and used the FREE SAB Simply Marbleous DSP as my background.

Awesome Otters – SAB stamp set FREE with $60cdn purchase
Simply Marbleous – SAB DSP FREE with $60cdn purchase

I even stamped the inside of the card and the envelope. To learn all about how I blended colours to create the cute colouring of these otters watch my video below.

Please leave a comment below and make sure to follow this blog for more great inspiration!

Here is a printable recipe card or you can order items by clicking the images below.


Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack
[148544]
$12.00

Right now there are so many perks to ordering. You get SAB rewards (free items for every $60 or $120 cdn you spend), AND for any order over $65cdn I am also emailing out an amazing 34 card Tutorial Bundle. Just use the host code below.

To make sure you learn about all my upcoming events and don’t miss any sales join my newsletter or check out everything at linktr.ee/stampinwithleah.

Click here to shop my online store.
Click here to access & view the current catalogs.
Click here to subscribe to those fun Paper Pumpkin kits of creativity!
Click here for more information about joining my Online Monthly Technique Club. Earn even more goodies by joining a club!
Click here to learn more about joining my Ink Pad Pals Team. Get the MOST rewards including a discount on future products!
Follow me on social media! I share regularly on PinterestYouTube, and Facebook!
Please subscribe to my newsletter, too! Click here and enter your email. When you include your birthday you will even be added to my birthday card mailing list 🙂