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A Moment To Introduce Myself

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

— Oscar Wilde.

Hello, my name is Lori McBride and recently I became a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. To tell you a little bit about myself, I’ve been a paper crafter for nearly 15 years and was a Stampin’ Up! Customer for nearly 5 years. I became a Demonstrator in August as a hobbyist but am interested in growing and turning my hobby into a business. I’m happily married to my husband, Rusty, for 13 years and we have three grown children. We have four fur babies. Two dogs and two cats and they are my Craft Companions. Pickle (dog – age 13 years), Tuna (cat – age 4 years), Bitty (cat – age 1 year) and our newest addition, Willa (dog – age 10 months). My degree was in dental but (as life often does) has thrown a few curve balls and so my current occupation (aside from Stampin’ Up Demonstrator) is a Farmhand working on a local farm that does field trips for children throughout the year and sells a variety of pumpkins in the fall and Christmas trees. I volunteer quite a bit of time with my son’s Autism group amongst many other causes that are dear and true to my heart.

I hope that you will enjoy all of the projects that I plan on sharing with you, that they’ll inspire you and to help you grow as a crafter! Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!

Happy Stampin’ Everyone!

Soar Confidently Birthday Card

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua,TX.

Today, I’d like to share with you a card that I created using the *Soar Confidently Stamp Set* from the January-June Mini Catalog.

The Color Combination that I used today is Evening Evergreen, Sahara Sand, Blackberry Bliss and Very Vanilla.

A little while back, I ended up having to share his Father’s Day Card early because I used the now retired Seaside Spray. Unfortunately, at the time I created the card, I forgot to write down all of my measurements and ended up publishing the blog without measurements and promised I’d remake the card and actually provide measurements.

*NOTE*

Before I provide you with measurements, I’d like to disclose that this was not an easy card to make. I’m providing you with the measurements that worked best for me and I did have to use my paper snips to trim down pieces to make it work.

Step 1: Stamp the compass and the birds on the Very Vanilla Cardstock in Sahara Sand Ink and allow to dry.

Step 2: Use the Blending Brushes and Evening Evergreen Ink blend evenly over over the Cardstock starting at the outside edges and working your way inward.

Step 3: Using your Stampin’ Trimmer, cut into 3/4″ strips. Discard 5th strip it’s too small to use.

*TIP*

If you decide you’d like to add more color once you’ve cut into strips, you can use a sponge dauber to add a bit more color to the edges.

Step 4: Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, glue the strips to the Blackberry Bliss Mount Base Cardstock leaving a hint of space equally between each strip.

*TIP*

I laid the pieces out on the Blackberry Bliss first to arrange the space needed and then glued the two outer pieces first making the two inner pieces easier to align.

Step 6: On a separate, fair sized scrap of Very Vanilla, stamp the hot air balloon image in Momento Black Ink and allow to dry. Cut a 1/4″ strip from the bottom and set aside.

Step 7: Hand color the hot air balloon using the Stampin’ Blend Markers and allow to dry thoroughly. Hand color the basket, stars and other panels of the hot air balloon using the Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write Markers.

Step 8: Fussy cut the hot air balloon add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back top portion of the hot air balloon but do not expose the Dimensionals just yet. Set aside.

Step 9: On that 1/4″ strip, stamp the “wonderful man” sentiment in Sahara Sand Ink. Allow to dry and flip over. Add Seal Adhesive to the back and place Faux Suede Ribbon directly in the adhesive. Use snips to trim. Repeat at bottom. Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and adhere in place on the Mount Base.

Step 10: Add just a few of the 2021-2023 In Color Rhinestones using your Take Your Pick Tool.

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope that you’ve enjoyed this tutorial and will join me again for another edition soon.

Until next time – Happy Stampin Everyone!

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New Kit Collections by Stampin’ Up

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua, TX.

Today I’d like to share with you just a couple of the *NEW Kit Collections by Stampin’ Up*

This year Stampin’ Up has launched 10 NEW KIT COLLECTIONS featuring:

The return of some our most favorite former Paper Pumpkin Kits such as the “You Are My Anchor”, “No Matter The Weather” and “A Little Smile.” Stampin’ Up is also bringing back a couple of our favorite Sale-a-bration Kits. The two that they’ve decided to pull from the Stampin’ Up vault of retirement are the Kercheif Kit (one of my personal favorites) and the Precious Parcel Kit. These were such amazing kits that they both sold out before the end of the Sale-a-bration period ended. I’m super excited for the Precious Parcel Kit because I was one of the unfortunate souls who lost out because it sold out in an unimaginable amount of time!

These kits are GREAT for beginner Stampers and Crafters because they create an experience of crafting. These are all inclusive kits (separate from our monthly Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions) and are being offered as a less expensive option for new Stamping Customers.

These kits are available for preorder during the month of May for Demonstrators and will be available to Customers on June 1,2021. Kits can be added as part of a Starter Kit during our very special Join+ Promotion happening now through May 31st.

I definitely plan on ordering more of these kits and planning fun alternates with the kits that I’ve purchased so stay tuned!

These Kits will not replace our monthly Paper Pumpkin Kits but are an addition to our all inclusive Kits currently in our Annual and Mini Catalogs with LESS expense for those who are just discovering the joy of stamping.

However, similar to our monthly Paper Pumpkin kits, they can be delivered directly to your doorstop or mailbox – Only better because there’s no waiting period! You can order one, complete them and order the next one or you can collect them all and do them at the next crop with friends!

Beginning in June, I will begin Stamper’s Club for beginning stampers using these Kits. I will show you the basic ins and outs of the Kits and techniques that will turn you into an advid crafter in no time flat.

To join Stampin’ Up and have early access to these great kits please visit my website at:

http://www.LoriMcBride.stampinup.net

June “Expressions In Color” Paper Pumpkin Kit

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua,TX.

Today, I’m excited to share with you the details of the June “Expressions In Color” Paper Pumpkin Kit. June’s Kit features:

ABOUT THE KIT

Name Expressions In Color

Details

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Evening Evergreen, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink
  • As always, this month’s kit features an exclusive stamp set. But, this month’s kit also includes not one, but two Classic Stampin’ Spots!
  • Comes in a cute, colorful, and collectible box.
  • Coordinates with products from the Expressions in Ink Suite (US | CA) (item #155459).

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

For those who may not be familiar with our Paper Pumpkin Kit, they’re our all inclusive kits that are delivered directly to your mailbox each month. The kits include everything that you need to create the projects that are in the box.

Paper Pumpkin Kits are ZERO obligation which means that your account can be cancelled or suspended at any time without fees or penalties and can be reactivated at any time without fees or penalties. There’s no minimum or maximum time in which you’re obligated to subscribe.

Subscriptions can be done monthly or prepaid in one month, three months, six months and twelve month intervals.

The Subscription period begins today and runs through June 10th.

To subscribe today, please follow the link below:

https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2220757

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope that you will become a subscriber and will join me again for another edition.

Until next time – Happy Stampin’ Everyone!

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Last Day To Subscribe

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua,TX.

Today is the last day of Subscribe-a-thon and the Batter Up Paper Pumpkin Kit.

You do not want to strike out on this all star kit!

If you are a new subscriber don’t forget to use coupon code HOMERUN0521 at check out to get your first kit for just $5.00!!

To subscribe please follow the the link below:

https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2220757

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you’ll join me again soon for another edition. Until next time – Happy Stampin’ Everyone!!!

In Color Butterfly Brilliance Card

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua,TX.

Today, I’d like to share with you a card that I created using the Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set and the *NEW* Pale Papaya In Color.

Have I mentioned lately that I’m SO incredibly in LOVE with the new 2021-2023 In Colors already?!?!

On my Facebook presentation, I provided several color combinations using each of the new 2021-2023 In Colors.

Yes, I know that the lighting is horrible in my craft room which is why I opt more into blogging that I do vlogging. But the good news is that I purchased some additional live streaming equipment today that will hopefully help me out in that department. Please keep your fingers crossed that it actually helps me in my dungeon.

Anyhow, there’s absolutely NOTHING like seeing them in better light.

The color combination that I present you today is Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral and Basic Gray.

*Measurements*

Pale Papaya Cardstock is our Standard A2

Basic White Cardstock is 4″x 5 1/4″(2x)

*Instructions*

Just stick the Basic White Cardstock in the Stamparatus and make life easier on yourself. I’ve tried a million and one ways to use these large stamps, the Stamparatus is the best and easiest way to get a clear, crisp image.

After I stamped the image in Basic Gray ink, I pulled it out of the Stamparatus and hand colored it with the Stampin’ Blend Markers.

Although it’s not visible in the photo, I added a touch of Clear Wink of Stella to each of the Butterfly Wings. The recipient of this card will see it and absolutely love it.

I die cut the label from the Succulents Dies Set and stamped it in Calypso Coral Ink.

I added a small amount of the Stampin’ Seal + to the center of the card and added the Pale Papaya Ribbon to the center and snipped off the end. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the stamped label and placed it directly over the ribbon.

I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and adhered it directly down to the Pale Papaya Cardbase.

For the inside base, I loaded the second piece of Basic White Cardstock into the Stamparatus and stamped one of the butterflies in Basic Gray Ink and the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set in Pale Papaya Ink.

I hand colored the butterfly on the inside cardbase in Calypso Coral Ink.

These new products will be available to Customers on May 4th but are available to Demonstrators now. All new products can be added to a Starter Kit if you would like to sign up as a Demonstrator.

Demonstrator kits are $126.00 worth of product of your choice for $99.00, include free shipping and handling. For more information on becoming a Demonstrator please do not hesitate in asking and I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope that you’ve enjoyed this tutorial and will join me again soon for another edition.

Until next time – Happy Stampin’ Everyone!

If you are located in the United States and currently do not have a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator, I’d love to have you as a Customer. To order from me please visit:

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*Supply List*

Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set

Simply Succulents Bundle

Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set

*Cardstock*

Pale Papaya Cardstock

Basic White Cardstock

*Ink*

Pale Papaya Classic Ink Pad

Calypso Coral Classic Ink Pad

Basic Gray Classic Ink Pad

*Stampin’ Blends*

Pale Papaya Combo

Calypso Coral Combo

*Other Supplies*

Clear Wink of Stella

Pale Papaya Ribbon

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Stampin’ Seal +

Stamparatus

Stamp Shammy

Subscribe-a-Thon

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua, TX.

Today I’d like to share with you all star reminder that the Subscribe-a-thon for the May “Batter Up” Paper Pumpkin Kit begins TODAY!!!

While supplies last, this month’s all inclusive Paper Pumpkin Kit is only $5.00 when you enter the code HOMERUN0521 at checkout for this special introductory price!

The official information that we’ve been provided through Stampin’ Up is as follows:

In addition to this catch of a kit, we have one more way you can become an all-star at drafting new subscribers: the Paper Pumpkin SUBSCRIBE-A-THON!

In baseball, you’ll find hit-a-thons and home run derbies; with Paper Pumpkin, you’ll see a SUBSCRIBE-A-THON! The Paper Pumpkin SUBSCRIBE-A-THON will help you hit a home run and knock your May subscription tally out of the park. How? With the Paper Pumpkin SUBSCRIBE-A-THON, new subscribers can steal the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit at an un-bat-able deal—$5.00 USD | $7.00 CAD!

We are giving you this information a few weeks in advance so you can prepare your game plan and get ready to focus on getting NEW subscribers in the last few days of the May subscription period. In the meantime focus on ALL your subscribers and prepare your plan to maximize the SUBSCRIBE-A-THON once it starts.

How it Works

Paper Pumpkin has a LIMITED SUPPLY of Batter Up! kits to offer at this special SUBSCRIBE-A-THON rate.

  • The SUBSCRIBE-A-THON will start on 7 May 2021 at 12:01 AM (MT).
  • The SUBSCRIBE-A-THON promotion price for new subscribers is only $5.00 USD | $7.00 CAD! (shipping included)
  • The sale will continue until all allocated kits are sold out, or until the May subscription period ends on 10 May—whichever comes first. If the allocated kits are sold out prior to the subscription period, the sale will end and the subscription price will return to normal.
  • Once 7 May hits, tell new subscribers to enter the code HOMERUN0521 before the sale ends to receive this special introductory price!
  • We’ll provide you with a SUBSCRIBE-A-THON shareable before the sale begins to help you spread the word about the promotion.
  • This promotion price will only apply to new month-to-month subscriptions; prepaid subscriptions are not eligible for the discount.

Whether you’re a massive baseball fan (such as myself) or looking for cards for your houseful of men or boys (me also) this a GREAT kit!!!

I do not want you to miss out on this incredible savings so please click on the link below and get your subscription today!!

https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up/?demoid=2220757

Paper Pumpkin is an ALL INCLUSIVE KIT with ZERO obligation. You can cancel or suspend your subscription at any time with ZERO penalties or fees.

The details of the kit are as follows:

ABOUT THE MAY KIT

Name Batter Up!

Details

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and coordinating envelopes. The all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
    • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Basic White, Bumblebee, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede
  • Comes with the official bubble gum of the MLB—a ballpark favorite! Chew while you craft, slide a piece into a card, or save it for later.

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you’ll join me again for another edition soon. Until next time – Happy Stampin’ Everyone!

10 Phases of the Annual Catalog

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua,TX.

This week on my Facebook Business Page I shared my “Phases of the Annual Catalog and so I thought I’d share those phases on my Blog for a quick reference for future use by all.

Phase One: “The Lookering” This is the first phase where I look over the Catalog from cover to cover sometimes several times over.

*TIP*

It is important to look over the Catalog several times over. There are often a lot of hidden gems in the Annual Catalog that can easily be overlooked if you quickly jump.

Phase Two: “The Stickering” This is the phase of the Annual Catalog that I put Post It Notes on the items in the Catalog for quick reference.

Phase Three: “The Listering” This is the Phase of the Catalog that’s usually the most time consuming because it’s broken down into four lists. The first list is my “Everything List.” This is a list of everything that catches my attention in the Catalog from cover to cover.

*TIP*

I normally make my “Everything List” during “The Lookering Phase” of the Catalog just because it’s easier. This helps you later because it really will help you determine what goes on the next list.

My second list is what I call my “Can’t Live Without It” list. These are the items that catch my attention right away, give me creative ideas to create right away, totally inspiring and are considered my top priority items.

I’m normally on a budget in which I’m pretty good about sticking to. Once I hit my budget amount, my third “Next Time” list is created. These are still all items that I truly love and want to get right away on the next order.

It’s not that I don’t love everything in the Catalog because I do but my fourth “In the Future” list does consist of smaller items that I just need a little bit more time to think about. Maybe it’s because I see it and I love it but I don’t quite have ideas for perhaps they’re smaller items that I can’t quite afford. These are normally items that I claim a lot of the time as Host Rewards or just here and there throughout the year as I’m able to really think about designs – whichever comes first.

Phase Five: “The Ordering” After much anticipation, my lists are complied, the day has arrived and it’s time to place my order. You type those numbers in so fast that you feel like your fingers are on fire! You’ve never happier to add items to your cart and pay someone in your life! At this point, your items are selected and paid for and you’re just waiting. You know that Stampin’ Up is going to process that order and start boxing your items and you may check the status of your order twenty times as this can be the most impatient part of the whole process. It means that the great wait for the UPS truck begins.

Phase Six: “The Delivering” UPS must think we Stampin’ Up people have just lost their ever loving minds! Let me tell ya’ll something – That UPS truck is like the adult ice cream truck. We know that order is going to arrive and I’m pacing the house, outside on my front deck at the crack of dawn waiting and heaven FORBID there’s some sort of delay. Man, that’s a dog swiping an ice cream cone right out the hands of a toddler. We get pouty if we’re expecting an order and seeing the UPS driver drive right past our house or worse, delivering a package across the street or right next door. FINALLY it arrives and that UPS driver doesn’t even make it to the door. He’s suddenly my best friend! We dart halfway down the driveway to retrieve those packages from his hands, ear to ear grins, thank him profusely and hug that package down the driveway, up the stairs and into the house. This is no joke – I have secretly wanted to hug or kiss the UPS guy not because I’m attracted to him but simply because he’s delivered the contents of my package/packages.

Phase Seven: “The Unboxering” The moment that box arrives, all you want to do is run the scissors over the top of that box and dive in! You want to physically see all of the goodies inside the box and of course, show everyone exactly how beautiful all the things are in person. We’re so excited that they’ve arrived!!

Phase Eight: “The Plannering” The planning phase sort of happens throughout the phases from the moment we’re able to view the Catalog but now it’s really time to see if all of our ideas for Creations will work out or if some redesigning is needed with some or all of the ideas we’ve been planning and sketching out.

Phase Nine: “The Workering” We get working right away. We work as hard and as fast as we can using the new products in hope of inspiring and sharing with you.

Phase Ten: “The Sharering” Inspiring and Sharing with you is the absolute highlight of our work whether you’re a career or hobbyist Demonstrator. Whether it’s a Demonstrator who video blogs or traditionally blogs – we want to share what we make with you.

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope that you’ve gotten some really good giggles of how I phase the Annual Catalog or any other Stampin’ Up Catalog as the process is the same each Catalog. I hope that you’ll join me again soon for another edition.

Until next time – Happy Stampin’ Everyone!

If you’re located in the United States and would like to place an order with me please visit:

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Soft Succulent Mother’s Day Card

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua, TX.

Today’s project was inspired by these little succulents that I found at the grocery store the other day. Now, I’m not going to lie. This was complete and total curiosity as to how precise Stampin’ Up was specifically with the *NEW* Soft Succulent In Color. As you can tell with the plant sitting next to almost all of the Stampin’ Blends that I used for this project, Stampin’ Up is 100% totally accurate and it’s one of the many things that I absolutely love about Stampin’ Up products.

Just a couple of notes about my little succulents. They had bigger and fuller succulents available in the store however; most of them were very damaged. Right now, my little one appears more Fresh Freesia than Rich Razzleberry but as she grows and continues to bloom she will be more Rich Razzleberry. In the photo, if you look towards her stem you can see her true color.

There’s only one Bundle that I would consider premiering the Soft Succulent In Color with and it’s the Simply Succulent Bundle. I’ve used the Succulents Bundle on more than one occasion but as you can tell, I’m so incredibly fond of them that I’ve decided to test this whole “easy to grow” thing and pray like crazy that I don’t kill this thing.

One of the Color Combinations that I shared (stay tuned for more info on that) with you in my live video was: Soft Succulent, Soft Suede and Old Olive. During this project, I decided that this project needed a fourth accent color and so I added the Rich Razzleberry. Rich Razzleberry is a recommended color with a different color palate that I wasn’t quite sold on. However; as an accent color with the other three colors, I think it’s gorgeous.

Because I’ve already shown a couple of examples of this Bundle and done a “how it’s made” in those, I do want to focus more on just a few thoughts on the Bundle and other little different attributes that this card displays. For those who are interested in a full tutorial, I’m going to ask that you visit my December 12th Blog named Simply Succulents or my January 6th Blog that I did for the Stampin’ Up Color Challenge.

Another one of the many things that I love about Stampin’ Up is the diversity of the Bundles and abilities to combine other Stampin’ Up products.

For example, the Succulents Bundle is really intended for thank you cards and thinking of you cards. The occasion that I have created this card is of course Mother’s Day because my mom is one of my biggest fans. As much as I would’ve liked to have stayed with the Succulents Dies, this project just wouldn’t allow it. The labels in the the Succulents were either too large or too small for this project.

So then I’m like “hmmm – how can I make this work for me?” As a Demonstrator, I’m under obligation to provide you with samples using current product although if I don’t have it available – you’re dang skippy I’m going to dip into some retired product to make it work! It’s really another advantage of being a hobbyist in this industry. I got lucky and did not have to do that this time.

There are advantages to being the curator of an extensive craft collection. I busted out the Welcoming Window Stamp Set and the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and made it work for me.

That’s really what I adore about the Succulents Bundle. It’s just one of those super diverse Bundles that can be used for any occasion. Every time that I use this bundle, I think birthday cards, get well soon cards, congratulations cards, unfortunately sympathy cards also come to mind. As you can tell, the likelihood of me not using this one again over the course of time, is highly unlikely as is using the exact same colors each time.

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope that you’ve enjoyed reading more about this project and will join me again soon for another edition.

Until next time – Happy Stampin’ Everyone!

If you’re located in the United States and currently do not have a Demonstrator and would like to order from me, I would love to have you as a Customer. Please visit:

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Baby Pull Toy Mini Gift Bag

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride. My name is Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua, TX.

Today, I’d like to share with you this Baby Pull Toy Mini Gift Bag using that Baby Pull Toy Stamp Set and many other items from Stampin’ Up’s upcoming Annual Catalog.

Today’s 3D project also features our new 2021-2023 In Color, Pale Papaya in ink, cardstock, ribbon, rhinestones and Stampin’ Blend Markers.

It also features a very special product found in the very back of the Catalog under “Host Rewards.” And WHAT a reward it is!!! WOW!!!! The name of it is Party Patterns 12″x12″ Designer Series Papers. I’m sharing this with you now in a BIG way because I do not want anyone to overlook this paper pack. It is not ordinary for what Stampin’ Up normally provides to us.

Our ordinary pack 12″x12″ Designer Series Paper normally comes with 12 sheets of designer series paper, two sheets of each pattern, double sided. The Party Pattern Pack is 48 SHEETS of Designer Series paper, double sided with 4 SHEETS of EACH PATTERN!! That is massive!!! The fronts feature beautiful, colorful, fun, playful patterns, while the reverse side are AMAZING black and white patterns. Aside from maybe some Christmas DSP, seriously y’all – I think I’m set for the entire YEAR with this one pack of DSP!!!

For those who are new to Stampin’ Up you may be asking, “What is a Host Reward?” Host rewards are earned two ways – The first way is by Hosting a Party and reaching the sales goal of $150.00 or more. The second way of earning Host Rewards is simply by placing an order of $150.00 or more. Of course the more you spend the more Host Rewards you earn and the more free goodies you get!

This host reward will be available to all Customers on May 4th so please let me know if you’d like to book an online party with me to try and get y’all this incredible pack of Designer Series Paper.

Now that y’all have the information on how hosting a party and earning Host Rewards, let’s hop in to this project and how it’s made.

Measurements:

Party Pattern DSP 7 1/2″x7 1/2″ scored at 1 3/4″ and 6 1/2″ Rotate paper and score at 1 3/4″, 3 1/2″, 5 1/4″ and 7″

Instructions:

After scoring use your bone folder to burnish all score lines well.

On the side with only two score lines you’re going to want to fold the smallest end over and the other end under to where the pattern on the other side of the DSP is showing (black dots in photo above) This will be the top of your bag.

Add adhesive to that folded over piece and adhere in place.

Move your attention to the bottom of your bag. Your going to want to snip off the small rectangle at the score line. Add adhesive to the remaining length of the small rectangle side. Fold the thin rectangle to the other side of the bag to form your bag.

For the other squares, cut straight up the score line until you meet the other score line. Fold the bottom of the bag and add adhesive to the last square and seal.

I sort of just pinched the top to fold it in a little bit and then used a hole punch to be able to run the Pale Papaya and White Ribbon through tying a knot on each end.

On a scrap piece of Basic White Cardstock, stamp the elephant image from the Baby Pull Toy Stamp Set in Momento Black Ink. I hand colored her in the Light and Dark Gray Granite Stampin’ Blend and then used the Color Lifter Blend to lift color from the cheeks and added just a touch of the Dark Pale Papaya. I also colored the pull toy in Light and Dark Pale Papaya.

I used the Layering Circle Dies to die cut the elephant and a scrap of the new Pale Papaya Cardstock. I adhered the two together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On a scrap of Basic White Cardstock I stamped the “It’s a Girl” sentiment from the Baby Pull Toy Stamp Set in Pale Papaya Ink and glued it to the circles with a Mini Glue Dot.

I used my Take Your Pick Tool and added a few of the new 2021-2023 In Color Rhinestones to the front.

Before anyone asks no, no, no, I’m still not going to be a grandma. I used to joke and say, “Maybe when hell freezes over” but then Texas faced the Snowmaggedon of 2021 and still no grandbabies. 😳 Starting to think it’s just never going to happen.

The gift bag is actually for a young man and his girlfriend in my husband’s hobby group that are expecting a baby girl.

Over the next several weeks, I will be sharing with you an astronomical amount of projects using the new In Colors with current product that you may already have in your craft stash and then converting projects over to the Annual Catalog products in June. I really do hope that you enjoy everything that I have planned for you in coming weeks.

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