Celebrate Stampin’Up! Paper Pumpkin’s 5th Anniversary

Celebrate Stampin'Up! Paper Pumpkin's 5th Anniversary

Happy birthday to us! Celebrate Stampin’Up! Paper Pumpkin’s 5th Anniversary March 2018!  Stampin’ Up! is kicking it off with a truly exciting campaign. Not only are we celebrating five years of creating and sharing together, but we also want to say thank you to all of our demonstrators and customers who have helped us reach this great milestone.

And what better way to do that than with a March kit which includes a fantastic, FREE gift and a specially designed, one-of-a-kind box? Most of all this kit is gorgeous, collectible, and is almost sure to go down in Paper Pumpkin history as an all-time customer favorite!

I personally love Paper Pumpkin and create my own designs from the kit every month!  There is even a Facebook group dedicated to alternative paper pumpkin ideas!  Or if you just want a simple, beautiful creative escape, in every box there are detailed instructions that are easy to follow!  The best of both worlds!

Subscribe here between February 11–March 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).  Simply click Paper Pumpkin on the left!


And here is the Celebrate Stampin’Up! Paper Pumpkin’s 5th Anniversary short video:

Super excited for the five years of meeting you at your mail box and creating & sharing millions of projects together!  Paper Pumpkin has inspired countless smiles and glad hearts. Finally, we are celebrating our 5th anniversary and it’s all thanks to you! Thank you for all you have done to inspire smiles and glad hearts using Paper Pumpkin. Share your favorite Paper Pumpkin story on social media using #paperpumpkin5. And don’t forget to be subscribed by March 10 to receive your free gift and special 5th anniversary box!
Promotion Details
First of all the free gift complements the kit but is not needed to complete the kit.
Next, the free gift is exclusive to the March Paper Pumpkin kit and cannot be found anywhere else.
Also, the free gift is a crafting product with a wide range of use that can be used on a variety of papercrafting projects.
Finally, the free gift holds an approximate retail value of $6-$8 USD/$8-$10 CAD when compared to similar products offered by Stampin’ Up!.

Epic Celebrations 2018 Sale A Bration

Epic Celebrations 2018 Sale A Bration

Well, having a teen made me instantly like the Epic Celebrations 2018 Sale A Bration set from Stampin’ Up!  My daughter is learning to play guitar, she loves music, and of course these kind of shoes are in style right now!  Perfect! 

I knew I wanted to have the shoes and the earphones be a popped up focal point, but I felt it needed more than just stamping.  So I decided to heat emboss and fussy cut them!  It’s always hard to do justice to heat embossing on camera and video.  However, it makes such a big difference!

And here is the Epic Celebrations 2018 Sale A Bration video tutorial:


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Hanging Garden 2018 Occasions Catalog

Hanging Garden 2018 Occasions Catalog

This Stampin’ Up! Hanging Garden 2018 Occasions Catalog set reminded me of my childhood 🙂  Yes my moms house was filled with hanging plants in the old macrame hangers… Lol… apparently that’s a good thing since it evoked happy feelings!

This card was created for a color challenge here on StampingCatCrew.com, and I loved the bright pops of color!  The card is super easy to create.  Just start with an A2 card base in Whisper White cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold in half at 4.25″.  I stamped each of my plants and the sentiment on white cardstock and trimmed close.  Then I mounted these on the background colors Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, and black.  Each of these was cut 1/8″ bigger than the white.

A simple tip I share is that you can change the color of your ribbon.  For example, here I used Melon Mambo marker on the white.  However, you can also use alcohol based Stamin’ blends markers, ink pads, or re-inkers!  A color to match every project!  How cool is that??

And here is the Hanging Garden 2018 Occasions Catalog video tutorial:

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Stamping Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #46 February 18, 2018

Stamping Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #46 February 18, 2018

Welcome to the Stamping Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #46 February 18, 2018 … All entries are due by February 24!

This weeks color range is Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Black, Old Olive and Neutrals.

I am so loving this color challenge! Since my goal was to have a weekly inspiration challenge that would stretch our creativity I am searching for creative color combos. Sometimes outside the box. With that in mind I am striving to make the colors varied and challenging! 

  1.  Go to bottom of the post click on the little blue box below that says add your link. You can do this anytime from Sunday (the day it’s posted) through the following Saturday night (when it closes)
  2. Follow the steps. Simply type your name, email, and drag & drop (or upload) your photo. Click Crop to edit, or SELECT if finished.
  3. Click the blue box that says DONE!

It is super easy, and does the random picking at the end of the week and notifies the winner by email (email comes from InLinkz challenges, not StampingCatCrew)!  I do not get notified, so if you are the winner YOU MUST EMAIL ME YOUR CHALLENGE # AND ADDRESS TO RECEIVE YOUR BLOG CANDY!  (Blog candy is limited to US mailing address only, sorry!)

Having a blog is NOT required, however you can share your link back to your blog if you want to generate traffic for yourself through blog hopping, etc… Let me know if you need help! you can post questions here.

Just submit your entry before the weekly deadline (Saturday night at 11:50 pm) and let’s share our creativity! Just have fun & play!  

Also, if you want to become a member of the Creative Cat Crew it’s super easy and you can save money on a hobby you love,  Join us here!

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My non perfect (but so fun!) Brusho Technique Waterfront

My non perfect (but so fun!) Brusho Technique Waterfront

My non perfect (but so fun!) Brusho Technique Waterfront is a leap of faith on my part!  When I shot the video I had just had a class with mixed experiences!  It reminded me of how some folks LOVE to color and others don’t!  Whether it stems from patience or process each technique offers something for everyone!  This happens to be an actual scene, however Brusho is amazing as just a background and is much more forgiving that way! So for the folks who wanted more control that may have been better to start with.

Watch for my upcoming tutorial on just doing a background, it’s so easy!  In the meantime here is my good, bad, and not really ugly…lol…  I love the impressionistic look and am not so OCD that I can’t appreciate the messy look… she says smiling!  However, that being said, I love to color!  In truth I enjoy every step of the process and don’t mind going slow.  There is a definite learning curve (I’m still on the lower rung!)  But I LOVE the possibilities!  So just play!

And, as always, remember to make your envelope pretty!  This makes such a huge impact for such a little effort!

Take a look at My non perfect (but so fun!) Brusho Technique Waterfront video tutorial:


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