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Paper Pumpkin February 2019 Grown with Kindness- Alternative Cards

Hi Ya’ll!

I just wanted to share with you 2 alternative cards you can make using all of the supplies in the February 2019 Grown with Kindness Paper Pumpkin kit. You do not need anything additional to make these! Unless you want to use your own adhesive.

Card #1: (The one on the left)

Items you will use:
1 Black Card Base
1 Piece of vellum, 1 Sheet of the succulents in the cups, 1 Sheet of the succulents

Let’s start with the first card and the measurements. I’m just keeping this high level, so if you would like the step by step, please check out my You Tube video HERE.

First you’ll cut the top off of the coffee cup succulent paper right at the top of the skinny cactus in the brown cup.  Cut the white part off so that piece will be 2″ x 1-7/8″. Save the other pieces with the little bit of green on it for the #2 card. Then turn it and cut it down the middle of that same cactus so that piece will be 3″ tall by 1-3/8″. Next cut the succulent paper into 3 sizes, 1-6/8″ x 1-3/8″, 2″ x 1-1/2″ and 2″ x 1-1/4″. Stamp your sentiment on the white piece in Fresh Fig. Then adhere all of the pieces cut as shown with the adhesive dots or a tape runner to the piece of vellum. Then turn it over and only put adhesive on the backs of where the paper is, so none of the glue will show through the vellum. Then you can adhere the vellum to the black card stock. Add 3 of the clear enamel dots and you are done!

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For Card #2:

Items you will use:

1 white card base, 1 piece of gray card stock, plus 1 other piece of gray,

1 Sheet of the succulents in the cups, 1 Sheet of the succulents

Stamp your sentiment on the white square that we set aside from Card #1. Adhere it to the gray card stock and cut around it. Just leave about 1/4″ border around it. Then you will cut 4 pieces of the succulent paper all the same size, 2-1/2″ x 1-3/8″. Adhere those evenly to the larger piece of gray card stock. Then tie the white baker’s twine around the back and adhere. I usually make a separate bow and then adhere that to the front with a glue dot. Adhere 3 clear enamel dots and then you are done!

I hope you enjoyed making these cards as much as I enjoyed making the tutorials!

 

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Remember, if you subscribe before March 10th, you will get your 1st kit in March which will include an acrylic block and a full size stamp set! You can subscribe using my personalized link HERE.

I hope you had fun making these cards, I’ll be sure to post alternatives every month so please come on back to check them out. If you get a chance I would love for you to subscribe to my You Tube channel too 🙂 Then you will get first notification when I post new tutorials and do giveaways!

Enjoy!

Charlene xoxo

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March Paper Pumpkin! with a Free Stamp Set!

 

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Are you a subscriber for Paper Pumpkin yet?? If not, I have to ask why not? Let me ask you a question…how much do you spend on greeting cards per year?? Let’s do the math. I send at least 1-2 thank you’s a month, but I send more after my son and daughter’s birthdays. So that is, 2 x 12 = 24, plus about 10 x 2 = 20, that’s already 44 thank you’s. Then I send approximately 22 birthday cards per year, plus 8 Anniversary cards. IF I were to not be a cheapo, which usually I’m not and I do splurge on a semi-fancy card and spend about $5.00 per card, that is a whopping $370.00 a year! Now, you tell me, do you send that many cards? Let’s say you don’t have birthday thank you’s to send, ok, if we take off 20 cards, that’s minus $100, you still might spend $270.00 per year on cards. This is NOT counting cards for holidays! Do you send Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s or Mother’s Day cards? What about Father’s Day, Thinking of You, Get Well’s, etc!? So let’s be real, you might send those, so let’s add back on about 10 cards, not counting Christmas, because if you are like me, you send a pretty photo card. 😉 So take the $270.00 and add back $50.00, which comes to a grand total of $320.00. Did you even know you were spending that much on cards? Well, I do not. I spend $240.00 per year on Paper Pumpkin and have MORE than enough cards to send 96 cards per year. So, if I WERE buying 96 cards at $5 a pop, that would be $480! But I’m only spending $240… AND I do not just have 96 cards to show for it! I also have an acrylic block, 12 or more ink spots, 12 mini stamp sets, extra twine or ribbon (always!), dimensionals (pop dots) and glue dots! So worth it! Ready now? Sign up between now and March 10th in order to get the March kit!

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So, if my example wasn’t convincing enough, read on to see what you will get in the March kit!

  • The March kit features eight full-sized, mail-able cards
  • Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade (these are GORGEOUS COLORS! – See below for examples!!)
  • This kit has an element that is sure to “pop”! (hmmm could it be balloons??)
  • The FREE stamp set is even bigger and better than your typical Paper Pumpkin stamp set and can be used on a variety of crafting projects.

AND….you can SKIP a month at ANYTIME! So, if you think you won’t have the money in your budget, just skip!

I hope you decide to try this kit, you will NOT regret it AND like I said, you can CANCEL at ANY time! 🙂 I will also be posting tutorials AND videos on alternate projects to make HERE, just in case you would like more ideas for your kit!

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Here are some of the colors that will be featured in the March kit!

Happy Crafting!

Charlene xoxo

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And Back to Our Scheduled Cardmaking…

Hi Friends!

Remember me? That crazy lady who’s motor home burned to the ground and was traumatized so she quit posting on her blog???

Ok, so I wasn’t “traumatized” (maybe just a wee bit stressed out???) but it has been difficult getting back into the swing of things! We were living with the in-laws when we got here, and it was difficult, especially with 3 dogs (1 was ours). Then in June, I had to put down our 14 year old dog Hunny. She was the SWEETEST dog. It was one of the HARDEST things I’ve ever had to do. I miss her every day.  Here’s a sweet picture of her exploring the snow when we first got here. Sometimes I still can’t believe she’s gone. Love you Hunny Bun. Always.

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In July we finally found our forever home (hopefully!) and moved in. We’re pretty much settled in now just finishing the backyard and doing some decorating. Still a ways to go but it’s wonderful. First thing was first and I took over the space under the stairs (temporarily) for my stampin space. It’s so…Harry Potter-ish! haha…My stamping space is the “cupboard under the stairs”! I love it. Here’s a pic!

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The kids are adjusting to this life and Wyatt is doing much better. Poor thing, you could really tell he was having a hard time when we first got here.

I’m doing home pre-school for this year for both kiddos and Sophie is in Gymnastics once a week. She LOVES it. We’re looking into soccer for Wyatt. They have some cute toddler teams out here like Soccer Buddies.

So…on to cardmaking!! I received my holiday items and I’m in love! The cookie cutter stamps and punch are SO darling. If you haven’t seen some of the products, check out my pre-order haul video HERE.

I actually wanted to share a cute alternate project (which has nothing to do with the Holiday Catty – HA!) I was in need of a wine tag and thought that the cute gift card holder from the March 2016 Paper Pumpkin – Pocketful of Cheer kit would be neat! Also, minimal work because it’s practically done for you! All I did was punch an 1-1/4″ circle into the top, did some embossing and stamping with the Endless Birthday Wishes set,  and used the pieces in the kit to add a pull tab. Then all I had to do was write on the card.

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Here’s a close up:

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Yep, should have used the embossing buddy so I wouldn’t have the tiny specks of powder all over it! (I was being lazy! hahaha)

This tag was perfect! You could even fold it up and adhere it with washi or a mini staple if you think it’s a little long.

Well I’m so glad to be back! I hope to be posting more, making and sharing more videos and writing more (little anecdotes & short stories!). Thanks for sticking with me!

Be back soon with more stamping FUN!!!

 

 

 

 

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Paper Pumpkin Giveaway!!

Hello Friends!

If you’re here you have seen my video or saw my picture of my Paper Pumpkin Kit Giveaway! Yay! So here is what I’m giving away and why…

This Birthday Bash Paper Pumpkin kit!…not the finished card or bag 🙂 I’m doing this because I want to share these amazing kits with everyone!!! Also because I’m back at this blogging thing and would love some followers. Then I can share my card inspiration with others and maybe earn an occasional comment or two 😉

www.sweetpiecesbyme.com FREE Paper Pumpkin KitSo, how do you win? Easy! Just become a Follower on my blog AND comment on this post. Please comment only ONCE! To become a Follower: under my picture on the right side you will see “Follow This Blog”, click to follow and enter your email address so you will get my blog updates. Then comment on this post saying “I’m a follower”, or feel free to say something nice about my blog 😉

TO GET UP TO 5 EXTRA ENTRIES!!!…..Read on…..

1 extra entry for sharing my giveaway picture on your Pinterest board (my username is sweetpiecesbyme)

1 extra entry for tweeting about it (tag me @sweetpiecesbyme)

1 extra entry for sharing it on Instagram (tag me @sweetpiecesbyme)

1 extra entry for sharing it on Facebook & Liking my Page www.facebook.com/sweetpiecesbyme

1 extra entry for sharing it on your personal blog (link my giveaway picture back to this post)

If you do any of the above for extra entries, you must comment on this post with which ones you did so I can keep track! (Please only comment ONCE!)

Come back here on Sept 1st (or maybe the 2nd) and see if you won!!! If not, don’t worry, you can still sign up for Paper Pumpkin and get 1/2 off your 1st two months! Read on….

If you are ready to sign up and start receiving your super cute Paper Pumpkin kits, click on this 50% off flyer! Enter the promo code: HALFOFF at checkout so you will get 50% off your first 2 months! What a DEAL!!!

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I plan to have many more giveaways so please come back often! I will also be regularly posting new cards and projects, tutorials and fun videos! I say fun because I am funny and well therefore fun 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!! ~ Charlene