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Hold on to Hope

Filed under: Projects — March 27, 2020 @ 3:04 pm

I originally used the sentiments right from the Timeless Tulips stamp set for this March class card.  But today I swapped out the HOLD ON TO HOPE stamp set for a beautiful card of encouragement for this season of uncertainty.

The background was sponged with different shades of green ink, then droplets of water added for a fun look.  The tools I used are listed below.

I will email instruction documents for my three March class cards with any online order during the next few weeks.

Stampin' Up, Pop out card, Timeless Tulips

Don’t forget, Sale-a-bration ends March 31.

Paper hugs and happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Positive Thoughts for a Difficult Time

Filed under: Projects — March 21, 2020 @ 11:38 am
Postive Thoughts, Stampin' Up!
On the left is a simplified version and the right is my stepped up class card.  Using the Stamparatus is a great way to make multiples like I am doing this week.  I’m sending out the cards to everyone who comes to my mind, and also to all the apartments in my mom’s senior living center. #makeacardsendacard #paperhugs
I actually made a video for this card when it looked like many of my customers would not be getting out this week.
What is the new normal for my Stampin’ Up! business?
Facebook lives and youtube videos instead of in-person classes
-my Spring Craft Retreat for April 3-5 is now virtual instead of at our local camp
-stealth porch pickup of past orders – need those craft supplies!
But maybe I should lose the Welcome sign???
Using up my stash of old wood mount stamps to make Kid’s Card Kits for porch pick up.
And making and sending lots of cards!

If you know of someone who could use a #paperhug, message me with an address.

And thank you for supporting my home business during this difficult time.

My store is still open to provide you with high quality crafting supplies!

Happy crafting and paper hugs,
Kim Wilson

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March Card Class

Filed under: Projects — March 16, 2020 @ 3:55 pm

My March Card Class is available online – free for everyone on my facebook page.   The pdf instruction sheets will be emailed free for any online order at my shop.  Here is a photo of the three projects:  A water droplet Bokeh techniques with Timeless Tulips, A pop-out card with Under the Umbrella and a favorite layout with Positive Thoughts.  All are great for spring and for encouragment.

I hope you will join me and  #makeacardsendacard during this difficult season where people are isolated – especially those in a nursing home or senior care facility.  Email me with a name and address if you know someone who would be blessed by a card.  And thank you for supporting my home business!

Stampin' Up, Pop out card, Timeless Tulips

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Happy Birthday to You

Filed under: Projects — March 12, 2020 @ 5:02 pm

Look at how lovely is the new So Very Vellum Specialty Designer Series Paper  – in Pool Party, Purple Posy and Soft Sea Foam.   Perfect soft pastel colors for spring and you can only get them for FREE with a $50 purchase.   I embossed the Happy Birthday to You stamps (also white) in white, and mounted on a die cut panel using dimensionals.

Note:  The Birthday cake dies are no longer available, but you can always fussy cut the cakes.

Here’s another project I did with this stamp set.

Sale-a-bration ends soon, so grab your free products today!

Happy crafting,
Kim Wilson
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Flowering Foils, Coronavirus and Crafting

Filed under: Projects — March 3, 2020 @ 2:29 pm

New Sale-a-bration items have been added to my store! The gorgeous Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper is my favorite new SAB freebie.   I love the shiny silver and copper designs.

Tip:  You can color this paper easily – here I used sponge daubers and ink, but you can use a brayer or Stampin’ Blends as well.

Papers like the Flowering Foils and Punches like the Tulip Builder Punch are made by Stampin’ Up! in China.  Read my newsletter article here about how Coronavirus is affecting the availability of such crafting products.  Be sure you are subscribed to get my weekly Stampin’ Up! update.

Ready for Spring Flowers – grab the Timeless Tulips bundle below while it is still available.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Thoughtful Blooms and Spring Punches

Filed under: Projects — March 2, 2020 @ 8:14 am

The Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper has a bright spring look.  And it matches several new punches too!

Tip:  Use small strips of the striped paper for maximum impact.  Then you have lots left to punch out flowers from the other side.

Both the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set and Small Bloom Punch can be earned free during Sale-A-Bration through March 31.

And don’t forget to add a one month or longer subscription for Paper Pumpkin.  You will want the next kit for sure!

Click below to check out any of these products.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Sending you Thoughts and Flowers

Filed under: Projects — February 27, 2020 @ 2:14 pm

This fun Stampin’ Up! die gives you a whole field of flowers with one pass through your die cutting machine!  Backed with a splash of gingham paper, you might think spring was here.

Just click on any of the thumbnail photos below to check out supplies for this project.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Happy Birthday to You!

Filed under: Projects — February 11, 2020 @ 11:49 am

Who doesn’t love a handmade birthday card!  This stamp stamp set (free during Sale-a-bration) is so easy to use on a simple card or to make multiples.  Or step it up with this fun Paper Tole Layering technique.

 I stamped the cake 3 times – on the card base and 2 scraps. – The middle layer is cut with the dies. For the top layer just the 3 flowers were fussy cut. Use dimensionals between all the layers. You can go crazy with this technique and add individual petals and curl them for a really special person or for a fancy wedding card.

Purchase the dies and a few Blends, and get the HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU set FREE during SALE-A-BRATION.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Painted Poppies

Filed under: Projects — February 5, 2020 @ 11:08 am

Let’s take another look at the beautiful Painted Poppies stamp set and Designer Series Paper.  The crinkled ribbon is easy to color with the dark Poppy Parade Blends marker.

And here’s a look at the supplies needed for this card.

I used Calypso Coral and Old Olive cardstock and ink as well.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Painted Poppies

Filed under: Projects — January 22, 2020 @ 11:43 am

Painted Poppies is a top seller for Stampin’ Up! this year.  You can make beautiful projects with the bold, vibrant Peaceful Poppies Product Suite.

My next class will explore some fun techniques:

Can’t make the local class?  The instruction pdfs are free with an online order from my website store.

Here are some more cards I made with the two gorgeous bundles and paper that are part of this suite.

The Designer Series Paper is the focus of these two easy cards.

Color your Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon with the Dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends marker.

Here are some of the supplies I used on these cards.  Did you know you can put whatever you like in your demonstrator starter kit?  Check that out here and join the fun.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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