Know what today is?? This is the very last time I’ll say Happy Friday in 2017! Can you even believe that 2017 is practically in the history books? Crazy!
Anywho – I hope you’ve got a fun – and safe! – weekend planned. I’ll be making cards!
My card for today uses a fun new set in the 2018 Occasions catalog – plus a coordinating (and free!) goody from the Sale-A-Bration flyer. It’s the Fruit Basket bundle featuring the Fruit Basket stamp set and bundled Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack. And it’s all built on the Tutti-Frutti Cards and Envelopes – which will be available free with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration! Take a look-see:
The grid layout was inspired by the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge:
I started by making a grid with my Simply Scored board. I cut a Whisper White panel to 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and, starting 1/4″ in on the short side, scored at 1″ intervals. I stopped 1/4″ from all sides. Then I did the same on the long side. And…grid!
I elected to use the de-bossed side for the front of the card – but the embossed side would look cool, too! I stamped the four fruits from the Fruit Basket stamp set. Each fruit is a two-step (I didn’t use the outline images). I used Real Red and Lemon Lime Twist for the strawberry; Daffodil Delight and Garden Green for the pineapple; Real Red and Garden Green for the watermelon; and Lemon Lime Twist and Chocolate Chip for the pear. With my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, I colored the seeds in the watermelon. Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Daffodil Delight mat.
On a scrap piece of Thick Whisper White card stock, I stamped three more of each image. But on these, I changed up the greens. So…if I used Garden Green on the card front panel, I used Lemon Lime Twist – and vice versa. Then I punched them all out with their little Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack punches. Using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, I popped each punched-out fruit over the matching one on the card front. See?
The sentiment, from the Fruit Basket stamp set, is stamped in Real Red on a strip of Whisper White. I edged the banner with my Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker and popped it over the card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish it off, I added a Lemon Lime Twist Adhesive Backed Sequin (available in the Tutti Frutti Suite on 3 Jan) to the sentiment, and then stuck on a Rhinestone Basic Jewel.
For the inside, I stamped the little sentiment from Fruit Basket three times in Real Red on a Whisper White panel. Then I added more fruit across the bottom and next to the sentiment.
I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Daffodil Delight mat and into the Tutti-Frutti Card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals – and the card was done!
My Tutti-Frutti Cards and Envelopes envelope got a few pieces of Fruit Basket fruit across the front…
…and the envelope flap was already decorated for me!
Et Voila! What a cute stamp set, heh? And the matching Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack – the punches cut slightly smaller than the stamped image – meaning they’re super easy to get perfectly perfect! And the sentiments in the Fruit Basket stamp set are versatile and beautiful! Hope you like!
Oh – one more thing. The Tutti-Frutti Cards and Envelopes set will be available as a free product choice with a $50 product purchase during SAB. It’ll give you 16 sets in 4 different colors! Put it on your list – right there with all the summer-y goodies in the Tutti Frutti Suite!
HOST CODE FOR 16 DEC – 15 JAN: QGAJHYYU
Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.
The Year-End Sales Event Is Almost Over!!
This Super-Sale features a selection of items that are last-chance and limited-inventory, so be sure to get your orders in while supplies last!
Take the Red Box Challenge!!
Between Now and 31 Jan 18 at 11:59 PM (MT).
Happy New Year, everyone! The Paper Pumpkin team is especially excited for 2018, and we have two great reasons: (1) This year’s kits are amazing and (2) We’ve decided to kick off 2018 with a superfun giveaway!
We’re calling it the Red Box Challenge, and it’s easy to get in on the fun!
Simply put together a WOW project using an unused, past kit—or buy a past kit that you’ve had your eye on. Then share an image of your project on Facebook or Instagram with #redboxchallenge and you will be entered into a random drawing to win a Paper Pumpkin kit.
Now, we think all of our kits are wonderful and amazing–but our random drawing winners will receive the upcoming Paper Pumpkin fifth anniversary March kit. Think: Gorgeous and collectible. Everyone is going to want one. AND the winners will get it in their mailbox before anyone else.
Sound fun? Check out the terms and conditions here, then start crafting your Red Box Challenge project today!
Note: Some project ideas will be selected from the entries and featured in Paper Pumpkin’s monthly newsletter and on our Facebook and Pinterest pages. Past alternative Paper Pumpkin projects you’ve created and posted on social media are not eligible for this contest.
2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Still Open!
You’ve Got Until 1 Jan 18 at 5pm MST to Get Signed Up for Yours!
What are catalog shares, you ask? They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!
I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast! Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully during the week of 8 Jan!
We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!
Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…
I’ve got a few options for you to pick from: a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!). You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!
If you’re not a current customer of mine but would like to be, you can request your copies of the catalogs on my Contact page right here.
STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
All the goodies in the Tutti Frutti Suite will be available on 3 Jan – which is right around the corner!
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Tutti-Frutti Cards and Envelopes
Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mat for card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (card front); 1/2″ x 2 5/8″ (sentiment banner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Thick Whisper White Card Stock: Fruit Basket punched shapes
Finn Fan Fix
A friend of mine told me today that I shouldn’t work too hard – cuz Finn wanted to play with sticks.
She was right – so we did!
He doesn’t always make the best stick choices…. 🙂