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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop — On My Mind

Hello Stampers and Papercrafters! and, welcome to our monthly A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop!!   My name is Lori Mueller and I'm part of a team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the world that have joined together to share alternative projects using supplies from the July Paper Pumpkin kit.PPHop-HeaderGraphicThis month's kit is inspired by THREE different product suites found in the Annual catalog:  Come Sail Away, Woven Threads and Garden Love.  Based on these wonderful kit projects, I couldn't tell you which one is my favorite.  Although, I will admit the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper is my ultimate favorite pack, right now.  The rustic colors and scratchy, aztech-y (totally made up that word) patterns really speak to me.

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Every month, the kits include enough supplies to create the designed projects. And, that is what I primarily focus on using on my alternate projects to share with you, but this month, I was more drawn to using only the stamp set.  I loved the designed card projects in the kit that I did not want to chop up any of the card bases, envelopes, or steal the dies and embellishments to create an alternative.

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I love to create the non-typical sized card.  Yes, I have to be different, but if truth be told, I had a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock that was in my scrap folder measuring 8-1/2" x 4-1/4" — perfect for a square card!

 

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I'm certain the stamp set included in the kit is going to get a lot of attention from me to create a variety of cards.  I mean, look at those lovely sentiments!  Very versatile and has "all occasion" written all over them. :)  A definite keeper, plus, a bonus from the kits — you build a small collection of stamp sets and ink spots that doesn't break the bank and will give you endless hours of creations.

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The instructions sheet that comes in the kit always lists the coordinating colors that go with the included supplies.  Since the cards were featuring three different product suites, there were a lot of colors to choose from, but I managed to narrow down to Terracotta Tile, Mint Macaron, and Seaside Spray to stamp the medallion.  Someone might ask if I used the Stamparatus to stamp the medallion image so evenly...my answer would be 'not this time'.  Since the stamp sets are photopolymer, I felt pretty comfortable stamping the image with my old eyeballs and a pair of 'cheater' glasses.  LOL!

 


On My Mind Dove Candy Holder

I'm on a mission to use up some Sahara Sand cardstock scraps, so this 1-1/2" x 4-3/4" strip was my inspiration to hold a nice piece of Dove chocolate.  I scored it at 2-1/8 and 2-5/8" and fancied up the top using the Delightful Tag Topper punch.

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To get more inspiration for alternative ideas creating with the July Paper Pumpkin kit, make sure you visit the other A Paper Pumpkin Thing Group members' blogs to see what projects they have created to share with you.  I'll be on your heals to soak in the new ideas and inspiration.

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Would you like to create these card?  You'll find the ingredients listed below, and I've set it up super easy for you to click on any of the images and add to your shopping cart in my online store.  I would be so very grateful to you and your support for shopping with me.  Check out my Dreamers Loyalty Reward Program...I love what I do and very much appreciation YOU.  So, I pay it back and reward my loyal customers with a FREE shopping spree. You fill my cup!

 
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What’s the old saying? Variety is the spice of life? At Paper Pumpkin, we like to mix things up and keep your crafting experience fresh and fun. We plan each kit carefully, allowing you to check as many creative boxes as possible while keeping our projects simple—so you can explore the world of papercrafting with confidence. With this in mind, we are bringing an elegant fall gift packaging kit to Paper Pumpkin fans this August.

Now, it’s no secret that subscribers love cardmaking. So when we offer treat or gift packaging, you (and me!) generally like to make a few card alternates with the kit. That’s why THIS month we decided to bring you the best of both worlds with the Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle. This coordinating product will allow you to turn your Gift of Fall gift packaging into cards in an easy and inexpensive way.

Don’t miss it, subscribe by July 10! You won’t want to miss this kit! ...subscribe with me today! 
 
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In addition to providing everything you need to make a pre-designed, all-inclusive project, we also have another goal in mind: to help you unlock and explore your creativity by introducing you to exciting and innovative products from Stampin’ Up!
 
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How do I know if Paper Pumpkin is right for me?

If you can answer "Yes" to any of these questions, then Paper Pumpkin is the perfect solution for you!

  • I want a creative escape but I don’t have a lot of time.
  • I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to papercrafting, but I want to try it.
  • I love to create but I don’t always feel creative.
  • I need some fresh project ideas.
  • How can I craft when I don’t have all the “crafting stuff” I need?

Go ahead....give it a 3-month, 6-month or 12-month test drive and get in on all the FUN!!  If you end up not enjoying it (GASP!!), you can cancel your subscription.  But, I'm sure you will be very happy and excited to see what the next month will bring you.  Trust me!  I've been a subscriber for almost 5 years and I get anxious to receive my little orange box in the mail near the middle of each month.  **squeal**

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Bonus Days Ends July 30th!!

Today’s the day you can start earning Bonus Days coupon codes to use in August! Grab a 3-, 6- or 12-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin—YES, you can earn $5 coupon(s) with your prepaid subscription!  YAYAYAY!!  There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so now’s the perfect time to get items on your wish list from the 2019-2020 annual catalog. Here’s the deal: For every $50 you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used August 1–31, 2019.

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FREE Tutorial Bundle with minimum purchase!!  Click on the image to check out all the details

July's Tutorial Bundle
12 AMAZING exclusive Tutorials $15 (US)
 
 
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This bundled package is all jam packed with creative ideas using current Stampin' Up! products.  YAY!! There are three ways you can get this Tutorial Bundle (a total of 12 tutorials, in all!)  Click here to learn how you can earn this bundle for FREE!  If you have any questions, simply email me!


Are you a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the Annual and Occasions catalogs.  My project is featuring the To A Wild Rose stamp set.

 

 
 
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What supplies do you need to create these lovely projects? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!

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Creative Inking Blog Hop — Love It Chop It - Designer Series Paper Love

Hello stampers and crafty friends!  I'm so excited to have you join me for the July Creative Inking Blog Hop!  You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from the very talented Colleen Vassos' blog. Please be sure to click the 'Next' button (found below) to move along the Creative Inking blog hop.

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With each new catalog comes along a variety of brand new beeee-u-tiful designer series paper packs.  Do you find yourself ordering these amazing papers, opening the pack, smelling the fresh smell of printed paper, then setting it aside because you are too afraid to CUT into any of those beautiful patterns?!!  Meeee toooooo!  Well, this month's blog hop is to help entice you to LOVE it — and — CHOP it!

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That's right!  For starter's, when I first saw all of the beautiful floral patterns in the Perennial Essence pack, I thought "No waaaay" can I cut into those beautiful bouquets.  They are way too pretty to cut...they need to be framed all by themselves in a 12 x 12 picture frame and hung on the wall.  Well, you can do that, too, but I'm going to share with you how gorgeous they are made into a set of notecards.

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I have been finding myself steering towards the Notecard and Envelope packs that are offered in the Annual catalog for quite a number of projects.  They are perfect for notecards, customer Thank You's, creating a bundle of all occasions and giving as a gift, and the list goes on.

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The notecards measure 3-1/2" x 5", so it made it easy to cut each pattern of the Perennial Essence designer paper into 3" strips. Then, each strip gave me two 4-1/2" pieces, leaving me with a 3" x 3" square.  I decided to cut this in 1/2 so that I had two 1-1/2" x 3" strips that I would flip to show off the pattern on the back side.  There are so many coordinating colors that go with this paper making it easy to choose a coordinating matte layer of cardstock to go with the larger patterned pieces.  With one sheet of designer paper, you can get 8 notecards!  SCORE!!

 

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I love the new Timeless Label Punch because of it's subtle rounded ends and the ability to coordinate it with one of the Layering Ovals dies.  The sentiment comes from the Welcome To The Team stamp set, but you can use a variety of sentiments from your collection of stamp sets to create a bundle of All Occasions cards...get well, sympathy, thinking of you, happy birthday, etc.  I left the remaining 5 notecards sentiment-less so that when needed, I can stamp an appropriate sentiment that goes with the occasion.  Pretty cool, huh?!!

Now, I hope you will run to your craft space and go CHOP your favorite designer series papers!  It's okay to LOVE them — but it's important that you use them, too — don't let the dusty bunnies take them over.  LOL!  You'll find the ingredients listed below, and I've set it up super easy for you to click on any of the images and add to your shopping cart in my online store.  I would be so very grateful to you and your support for shopping with me.  Check out my Dreamers Loyalty Reward Program...I love what I do and very much appreciation YOU.  So, I pay it back and reward my loyal customers with a FREE shopping spree. You fill my cup!



 

So with one click you can be on your way to soak in some more inspiration showcasing more Product Suites that are favorites of the rest of the group.  Your next stop on the hop will be with our very creative, Dena Rekow.  I know her projects will be fabulous...she'll have a gorgeous creation (or two) to share with everyone. Click on the 'Next' button and you'll be at your next stop.  Have fun filling your inspiration bucket...don't forget to come back real soon.  :)

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Bonus Days Has Begun!!

Today’s the day you can start earning Bonus Days coupon codes to use in August! There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so now’s the perfect time to get items on your wish list from the 2019-2020 annual catalog. Here’s the deal: For every $50 you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used August 1–31, 2019.

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FREE Tutorial Bundle with minimum purchase!!  Click on the image to check out all the details

July's Tutorial Bundle
12 AMAZING exclusive Tutorials $15 (US)
 
 
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This bundled package is all jam packed with creative ideas using current Stampin' Up! products.  YAY!! There are three ways you can get this Tutorial Bundle (a total of 12 tutorials, in all!)  Click here to learn how you can earn this bundle for FREE!  If you have any questions, simply email me!


Are you a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the Annual and Occasions catalogs.  My project is featuring the To A Wild Rose stamp set.

 

 
 
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What supplies do you need to create this bundle of Perennial Essence Notecards? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!

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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop — Hugs from Shelli Alternatives

Hello Stampers and Papercrafters!  and, welcome to our monthly A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop!!   My name is Lori Mueller and I'm part of a team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the world that have joined together to share alternative projects using supplies from the May Paper Pumpkin kit.PPHop-HeaderGraphicThis month's kit is inspired by Stampin' Up!'s Co-Founder, Shelli Gardner!  **squeal**   I have always admired her stamping style because it is right up my alley...country, vintage, and rustic...all piled into one little box.  The name of this kit is very fitting, too..."Hugs from Shelli" because she is such a sweet, genuine woman.  I was sooo excited to see the stamp set and start playing with the new images.  

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Every month, the kits include enough supplies to create the designed projects. This month was no different...all subscribers get to create 12 cards (3 each of 4 designs) that come with coordinating envelopes that are lined with designer paper.  The whole ensemble is so down-to-earth using a combination of colors that mix well...Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.

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I'm pretty sure the floral cardbase is my favorite pattern of the bunch, so I cut it down to help me dress up a 4" x 4" Crumb Cake cardbase.  The original cards are 3-1/2" x 5", so I cut the card base in half at the 3-1/2" score line.  (HINT:  don't toss the back part of the card, we'll use it in a bit).  The floral piece was trimmed from 5" to 3-5/8".

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Look at all of those supplies you get with this kit!  DANG!!  You can't beat a $20 kit in the mail when you get a full set of stamps, ink and two types of adhesives!

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The ink spot included in the kit is Early Espresso, so I couldn't help myself but add a little Copper Foil trim using the Flourish Thinlits Dies.  To compliment the foil trim, the sentiment was inked with VersaMark onto Old Olive and heat set with the Heat Tool.  I added a fun trick with the sentiment inked with Early Espresso onto Petal Pink cardstock...add the strip to the Old Olive piece and die cut both sentiments together using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  It helps add a little contrast to the sentiment message.

 


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Since I cut one of the card bases in half, it left me with the back section of the card (plain Very Vanilla) to design another card.  We'll get a 2-for-1 set of cards with one card base!  YAY!  The floral print is the leftover from cutting down the front part of the cardbase...so, technically, you could say this card is filled with leftovers.

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FUN TIP: Before tossing the negative to any edgelits-type of die cut, check to see if it could fit with another project.  That's what I did with the Copper Foil scalloped flourish die...fits perfect all lined up with the floral print, don't you think?!!

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The sentiment was inked with VersaMark, stamped directly on the Very Vanilla layer, covered with Copper Embossing powder and set with the Heat Tool.  I used one of the new Stitched Nested Labels Dies to cut out the sentiment and then pop it up using Stampin' Dimensionals to set back in place.

 


To get more inspiration for alternative ideas creating with the March Paper Pumpkin kit, make sure you visit the other A Paper Pumpkin Thing Group members' blogs to see what projects they have created to share with you.  I'll be on your heals to soak in the new ideas and inspiration.

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Would you like to create these card?  You'll find the ingredients listed below, and I've set it up super easy for you to click on any of the images and add to your shopping cart in my online store.  I would be so very grateful to you and your support for shopping with me.  Check out my Dreamers Loyalty Reward Program...I love what I do and very much appreciation YOU.  So, I pay it back and reward my loyal customers with a FREE shopping spree. You fill my cup!

 
WANT A SNEAK-PEEK FOR THE JUNE KIT?
 
If you like the idea of beach-themed fun that helps you spread kindness all summer long, then chances are you’re going to love June’s Paper Pumpkin kit. You’ll get 16 fun-sized cards and envelopes, plus a handy carrying case that will let you take your cards anywhere. Leave a note with the bank teller, your server, or the gal who does your pedicure. Spice up someone’s day with a dash of kindness. They’ll remember your thoughtfulness for weeks to come.
 
Don’t miss it, subscribe by June 10! You won’t want to miss this kit! ...subscribe with me today! 
 
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In addition to providing everything you need to make a pre-designed, all-inclusive project, we also have another goal in mind: to help you unlock and explore your creativity by introducing you to exciting and innovative products from Stampin’ Up!
 
How do I know if Paper Pumpkin is right for me?

If you can answer "Yes" to any of these questions, then Paper Pumpkin is the perfect solution for you!

  • I want a creative escape but I don’t have a lot of time.
  • I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to papercrafting, but I want to try it.
  • I love to create but I don’t always feel creative.
  • I need some fresh project ideas.
  • How can I craft when I don’t have all the “crafting stuff” I need?

Go ahead....give it a 3-month, 6-month or 12-month test drive and get in on all the FUN!!  If you end up not enjoying it (GASP!!), you can cancel your subscription.  But, I'm sure you will be very happy and excited to see what the next month will bring you.  Trust me!  I've been a subscriber for almost 5 years and I get anxious to receive my little orange box in the mail near the middle of each month.  **squeal**

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Last-Chance Products with Discounts!!
 
The current Annual and Occasions catalogs will be a bit lighter with a number of items set to retire.  Buuuut, the new catalog will most definitely bring us some new toys to craft with!  YAY!!  If there are any bundles, 2017-2019 In Color products, stamp sets, tools, or embellishments on the lists that you want to have, you need to grab them before they all sell out.  Everything is while supplies last!

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  • Retiring Stamp Sets —  Some stamp sets will be returning with the new Cling Mount system.  No Wood mount or Clear mount will be offered
  • Retiring Bundles —  Some stamp sets bundled with punches and dies will come back in new catalog as singles — no longer offered with a 10% discount
  • Everything Else —  Purchase ribbons, ink pads, designer series paper, cardstock, embellishments, etc. (while supplies last!)
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FREE Tutorial Bundle with minimum purchase!!  Click on the image to check out all the details

May's Tutorial Bundle
12 AMAZING exclusive Tutorials $15 (US)
 
 
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This bundled package is all jam packed with creative ideas using current Stampin' Up! products.  YAY!! There are three ways you can get this Tutorial Bundle (a total of 12 tutorials, in all!)  Click here to learn how you can earn this bundle for FREE!  If you have any questions, simply email me!


Are you a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the Annual and Occasions catalogs.  My project is featuring the To Have & To Hold stamp set.

 

 
 
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What supplies do you need to create these lovely projects? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!

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Stamping Around The World — May Tutorial Bundle

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Hello stampers and paper crafters!  Spring has arrived, bringing May flowers, plus, a BRAND NEW collection of Tutorial projects designed by the Stamping Around The World Design Team.  The Tutorial Bundle Design Team has sprung into action and designed another wonderful set of projects using current Stampin' Up! products from both of our current catalogs...the Annual and Occasions.  If you are not aware of our team, let me explain...at the beginning of each month from January – June, 2019, each of us will put together a full-color, step-by-step tutorial that will create a bundle of 12 tutorials. What does that mean for you? I'm sooo glad you asked.  It means YOU will receive lots of cards and gift/treat packaging ideas that are fun and exciting — all of this to help you stamp your dreams! YAY!Tutorial Bundle-Header

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May2019-DesignTeam-CollageI'm so blessed to be working with an incredible group of talented demonstrators from "around the world" and we know that you will love collecting all the tutorials that are released.  There's a bonus!! These tutorials are available in both metric and imperial (inches).  So, no matter where you live in the world, you can purchase these tutorials from me to make great projects and gifts!

Check out the sneak peek of my project in this month's PDF...everything noted with full-color pictures, step-by-step instructions and measurements for both Imperial (inches) and Metric! YAY!!

 

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Want to know how to get this great bundle?  There are three ways you can get this Tutorial Bundle (a total of 12 tutorials, in all!)
 
  1. Receive it for free with an online order through my store of $50, or more in the month
  2. Join my Stampin' Up! family (Lori's Dream Team) — they always get this bundle as a gift each month!
  3. Purchase this month's tutorial bundle (PDF) for $15
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Stay tuned! We will have a special Blog Hop celebrating this month's Tutorial Bundle.  You'll want to make sure to stop back and check it out on Tuesday, May 21st.
 

 
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Stamp It Blog Hop — Strong & Beautiful Mother's Day

Hello my stamper friends!  Welcome to our April Stamp It Bog Hop.  It's finally behaving like Spring in our area...the blossoms are full on the trees, the tulips and daffodils are in full bloom and the pollen levels are on a high.  But, soon it is a time that we celebrate all the Mom's in the world, too.  Check out all the love created for Mother's Day...I'm sure your inspiration bucket will fill to the brim.

Stamp-it-mothers-day-blog-hopIf you have been traveling along the Stamp It Group Blog Hop, or, if this is your very first stop, I want to thank you so much for stopping to visit me Lori Mueller, Stampin' Dreams. If you like to skip and hop and happen to get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

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One of my favorite things to do is to combine and share the love with my Designer Series paper on one creation.  The background patterned papers are from different paper packs and rests on a matte layer of Highland Heather.  The Old Olive dotted pattern comes from the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper and the rustic wood layer comes from the Wood Textures Series Paper Stack.  Partnering these patterns allowed me to enhance a Spring-y tone with a vintage-y appeal.  So much like me.  haha!

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To tie the sentiment together with the Powder Pink cardstock base (retiring on June 3rd) and Highland Heather matte layer, ink up the sentiment from Strong & Beautiful in Highland Heather and stamp onto a strip of Powder Pink.  Add it to the Early Espresso Pretty Label die using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Instead of stamping the flower images from the Needle & Thread stamp set, I decided to fussy-cut (fancy word for hand cutting out the flowers) various flower bundles from the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper pack.  The rest of the die cuts are a mix of Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz and Vellum cardstock from the Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies set to fill the 'bouquet'. 

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COOL TIP WITH TOOLS — There's a fun die within the Needlepoint Elements framelits dies that coordinates with the Pretty Label punch.  The die is shaped just like our Pretty Label punch, but when run through the Big Shot, it leaves a stitched/dotted layer...it does not 'cut' out a layer.  But, this stitched/dotted layer lines up perfectly with the Pretty label punch to allow you to punch out the impression and use as an individual element.  Super cool!

If you are needing any stamping supplies and want to know what supplies I have used to create my note cards, I've listed all of the ingredients at the bottom of this post.  Click on any of the items and you'll be directed to my online store and add any of them to your shopping cart.  I am so grateful to your and your support for choosing me as your Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

For more Mother's Day related inspiration, you'll want to make sure you hop on over to the next Stamp It Group members' blogs to see what amazing creations they have to share.  Thank you so much for stopping by....stop back again real soon.


 

STAMP IT BLOG HOP GIVE AWAY

Good Luck to all!! One very lucky paper crafter will win this wonderful All-inclusive Notes of Kindness Card Kit. To enter, you must leave a comment on any Stamp It Blog Hop post....AND, finally, you must include the correct hash tag...#stampitcontest with your comment.

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CONGRATULATIONS to our last month's Blog Hop Winner!

 
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The Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog retirement list and Occasions Catalog retirement list is released.  I'm really going to miss Powder Pink...one of the subtle colors in the 2017-2019 In Color palette.  If you are going to miss Powder Pink, too, you'll want to stock up sooner rather than later. This includes all cardstock packs, designer series paper, inks, ribbons and embellishments.  These items are while supplies last and will not be coming back to the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.

RETIRING PRODUCTS — This card includes the following soon-to-be retired products (to purchase these items while in stock, click on images posted in Supply List located at end of this post):

  • Strong & Beautiful stamp set
  • Powder Pink cardstock
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper
  • Needlepoint Nook Mini Buttons
  • Old Olive Linen Thread
  • Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies

Would you like to create this card?  You'll find the ingredients listed below, and I've set it up super easy for you to click on any of the images and add to your shopping cart in my online store.  I would be so very grateful to you and your support for shopping with me.  Check out my Dreamers Loyalty Reward Program...I love what I do and very much appreciation YOU.  So, I pay it back and reward my loyal customers with a FREE shopping spree. You fill my cup!

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RETIRING IN COLORS — STOCK UP WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
 
It's time for a new Annual catalog to come out, which means that we say Bye-Bye to some of our favorites.  The 2-year stint for the In Colors that came out in 2017 are slotted to retire this year.  If you are in love with this group of colors like I am, then you will want to stock up NOW.  Make sure you have a new bottle of Reinker for each stamp pad, a full pack (or more) of 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock, a set of Stampin' Write Markers, any of the lovely Ruffled ribbons, and especially, the 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper pack.


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  • Retiring Stamp Sets —  Some stamp sets will be returning with the new Cling Mount system.  No Wood mount or Clear mount will be offered
  • Retiring Bundles —  Some stamp sets bundled with punches and dies will come back in new catalog as singles — no longer offered with a 10% discount
  • Everything Else —  Purchase ribbons, ink pads, designer series paper, cardstock, embellishments, etc. (while supplies last!)
  • 2017-2019 In Colors — Inks, cardstock and designer series paper (while supplies last!)Shop Now Cloud-Lori-2

FREE Tutorial Bundle with minimum purchase!!  Click on the image to check out all the details

April's Tutorial Bundle
12 AMAZING exclusive Tutorials $15 (US)
 
 
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This bundled package is all jam packed with creative ideas using current Stampin' Up! products.  YAY!! There are three ways you can get this Tutorial Bundle (a total of 12 tutorials, in all!)  Click here to learn how you can earn this bundle for FREE!  If you have any questions, simply email me!

Are you a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the Annual and Occasions catalogs.  My project is featuring the To Have & To Hold stamp set.

 
 

 
 
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What supplies do you need to create this cute Mother's Day card? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!

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Creative Inking Blog Hop — Spring Is In The Air with Fable Friends

Happy Spring my stamper friends! Welcome to my blog.  I trust that you are having lots of fun on your travels through the Creative Inking Blog Hop for the month of April!  You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from the very talented BJ Peters' blog. Please be sure to click the 'Next' button (found below) to move along the Creative Inking blog hop.

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In fear of jinxing myself, I honestly believe that Spring Is In the Air!  YAYAYAY!!  Which is perfect because that is our blog hop theme this month.  I have mixed emotions about it because that means we will be saying good-bye to some favorite Stampin' Up! products with the new Annual catalog coming out in early June!  Buuut, I'm super excited because that means there is some AHHH-mazing new products just dying to get into our little crafty hands and see what new projects will develop.  **squeal**

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With Spring come a whole schlep of rabbits and baby bunnies! I think they are the cutest little animals, but NOT when they snip off my tulips and daffodils before they even get to bloom!  UGH!  There's nothing that keeps them from ruining my love for perennial flowers.  The way I have them lined up, don't they look like they are giving me the 'puppy dog' look and blinking those long lashes reminding me just how cute they are?!!  haha!

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I used my Stamparatus positioning tool to help me line up these little cuties and used the "hinge-step" technique.  I inked and stamped one bunny, lifted the plate out of the hinge and shifted it down one step.  Inked up the bunny, stamped it and repeated step one.  Super cool!  The bunnies are stamped on Shimmery White cardstock and watercolored with an Aqua Painter using coordinating colors found in the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper pack — Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand, Fresh Fig, and Petal Pink.  I added Daffodil Delight for the buttons and Powder Pink for the ears.  Too cute!

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The Fable Friends stamp set has a variety of sentiments that are good for any occasion.  This one was inked with Fresh Fig and stamped onto a strip of Petal Pink cardstock.  To add a little detail, I die cut a stitched scallop edge from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits to line the sentiment layer before popping up and setting into place with Stampin' Dimensionals.  To add some balance, I added a little bow made from the Fresh Fig 3/8" Mini Ruffled Ribbon and set in the corner using Mini Glue Dots.

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The Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog retirement list and Occasions Catalog retirement list is released.  I'm really going to miss Fresh Fig...one of the favorite colors in the 2017-2019 In Color palette.  If you are going to miss Fresh Fig, too, you'll want to stock up sooner rather than later. This includes all cardstock packs, designer series paper, inks, ribbons and embellishments.  These items are while supplies last and will not be coming back to the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.

RETIRING PRODUCTS — This card includes the following soon-to-be retired products (to purchase these items while in stock, click on images posted in Supply List located at end of this post):

  • Fable Friends
  • Fresh Fig cardstock
  • Fresh Fig Ink Pad
  • Powder Pink Ink Pad
  • Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Fresh Fig 3/8" Mini Ruffled Ribbon

Would you like to create this card?  You'll find the ingredients listed below, and I've set it up super easy for you to click on any of the images and add to your shopping cart in my online store.  I would be so very grateful to you and your support for shopping with me.  Check out my Dreamers Loyalty Reward Program...I love what I do and very much appreciation YOU.  So, I pay it back and reward my loyal customers with a FREE shopping spree. You fill my cup!



 

So with one click you can be on your way to soak in some more inspiration showcasing the assigned sketch.  Your next stop on the hop will be with our very creative, Dena Rekow.  I know her projects will not disappoint...she'll have a gorgeous creation to share with everyone. Click on the 'Next' button and you'll be at your next stop.  Have fun filling your inspiration bucket...don't forget to come back real soon.  :)

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RETIRING IN COLORS — STOCK UP WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
 
It's time for a new Annual catalog to come out, which means that we say Bye-Bye to some of our favorites.  The 2-year stint for the In Colors that came out in 2017 are slotted to retire this year.  If you are in love with this group of colors like I am, then you will want to stock up NOW.  Make sure you have a new bottle of Reinker for each stamp pad, a full pack (or more) of 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock, a set of Stampin' Write Markers, any of the lovely Ruffled ribbons, and especially, the 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper pack.


2016-2018 In Color Palette-Lori
 
  • Retiring Stamp Sets —  Some stamp sets will be returning with the new Cling Mount system.  No Wood mount or Clear mount will be offered
  • Retiring Bundles —  Some stamp sets bundled with punches and dies will come back in new catalog as singles — no longer offered with a 10% discount
  • Everything Else —  Purchase ribbons, ink pads, designer series paper, cardstock, embellishments, etc. (while supplies last!)
  • 2017-2019 In Colors — Inks, cardstock and designer series paper (while supplies last!)Shop Now Cloud-Lori-2

FREE Tutorial Bundle with minimum purchase!!  Click on the image to check out all the details

April's Tutorial Bundle
12 AMAZING exclusive Tutorials $15 (US)
 
 
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This bundled package is all jam packed with creative ideas using current Stampin' Up! products.  YAY!! There are three ways you can get this Tutorial Bundle (a total of 12 tutorials, in all!)  Click here to learn how you can earn this bundle for FREE!  If you have any questions, simply email me!

Are you a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the Annual and Occasions catalogs.  My project is featuring the To Have & To Hold stamp set.

 

 
 
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Stamping Around The World Blog Hop — To Have & To Hold

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Hello, and good morning!  If you've been traveling along the Stamping Around The World Blog Hop, or, if this is your very first stop, I want to thank you so much for stopping to visit me Lori Mueller, Stampin' Dreams. If you like to skip and hop and happen to get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

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I'm super excited to share with you my card using the To Have & To Hold stamp set!  When I used this set for my Stamping Around The World Tutorial Bundle, I wasn't thinking too far into the future.  Buuut, things work in mysterious ways, because it hit me like a V8 that my parents' 56th wedding anniversary is coming up next May.  Why the excitement?  Well, I'm usually scrambling at last minute designing and stamping that 'perfect' anniversary card for them.  LOL!  For once, I'm ahead of the stamping game!

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I paired the To Have & To Hold stamp set with the Floral Romance Suite of products, both found in the Occasions 2019 catalog (pgs 10-12) because of the color combination...Fresh Fig, Mossy Meadow and Petal Pink.  Plus, the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper is absolutely gorgeous.  There are vellum patterned pages in the pack that add the perfect subtle touch to create a warm and loving card.  It is very difficult to get a good picture showcasing some of the glim & glam of our papers, but the silouette man & woman image was inked with Jet Black Stazon and stamped onto a piece of Shimmery White cardstock.  Sooo elegant!

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A lot of the patterns in the paper pack include leaves, so I thought it would be very appealing to emboss the Petal Pink Stitched Rectangle with the Layered Leaves embossing folder.  In my creative mindset, adding some sort of texture is a must-have with my creations.  Check out that beautiful vellum piece of paper...so subtle and lovely tucked under the main focal image.  To make a statement with the sentiment, another favorite technique of mine is to use my Stampin' Write Markers to add color helping to make certain parts of the sentiment stand out.  It's made easy using coordinating colors from the cardstock and designer series paper.

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The Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog retirement list and Occasions Catalog retirement list has been made public, of which, any products including one of the favorite colors in the 2017-2019 In Color palette – Fresh Fig.  This includes all cardstock packs, designer series paper, inks, ribbons and embellishments.  These items are while supplies last and will not be coming back to the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.

RETIRING PRODUCTS — This card includes the following soon-to-be retired products (to purchase these items while in stock, click on images posted in Supply List located at end of this post):

  • To Have & To Hold stamp set
  • Fresh Fig cardstock
  • 2017-2019 Stampin Write Markers set
  • Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Fresh Fig 3/8" Mini Ruffled Ribbon

Would you like to create this card?  If Fresh Fig is one of your favorite colors, too, I highly recommend that you stock up.  You'll find the ingredients listed below, and I've set it up super easy for you to click on any of the images and add to your shopping cart in my online store.  I would be so very grateful to you and your support for shopping with me.  For more beautiful inspiration, you'll want to make sure you hop on over to the next Stamping Around The World members' blogs to see what amazing creations they have to share.  Thank you so much for stopping by....stop back again real soon.

 

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Eva Pottsova (Crafting with Angels)

Margriet Siekman (Creatief met Marsie)

Jo Anne Hewins (Luv 2 Create)

Sue Allen (Sue Allen Simply Craft)

Stefanie Pletscher (The Crafty Medic)

Lori Schaefer Mueller (Stampin’ Dreams)

 


RETIRING IN COLORS — STOCK UP WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
 
It's time for a new Annual catalog to come out, which means that we say Bye-Bye to some of our favorites.  The 2-year stint for the In Colors that came out in 2017 are slotted to retire this year.  If you are in love with this group of colors like I am, then you will want to stock up NOW.  Make sure you have a new bottle of Reinker for each stamp pad, a full pack (or more) of 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock, a set of Stampin' Write Markers, any of the lovely Ruffled ribbons, and especially, the 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper pack.


2016-2018 In Color Palette-Lori
 
  • Retiring Stamp Sets —  Some stamp sets will be returning with the new Cling Mount system.  No Wood mount or Clear mount will be offered
  • Retiring Bundles —  Some stamp sets bundled with punches and dies will come back in new catalog as singles — no longer offered with a 10% discount
  • Everything Else —  Purchase ribbons, ink pads, designer series paper, cardstock, embellishments, etc. (while supplies last!)
  • 2017-2019 In Colors — Inks, cardstock and designer series paper (while supplies last!)Shop Now Cloud-Lori-2

FREE Tutorial Bundle with minimum purchase!!  Click on the image to check out all the details

April's Tutorial Bundle
12 AMAZING exclusive Tutorials $15 (US)
 
 
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This bundled package is all jam packed with creative ideas using current Stampin' Up! products.  YAY!! There are three ways you can get this Tutorial Bundle (a total of 12 tutorials, in all!)  Click here to learn how you can earn this bundle for FREE!  If you have any questions, simply email me!

Are you a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the Annual and Occasions catalogs.  My project is featuring the To Have & To Hold stamp set.

 

 
 
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What supplies do you need to create this card? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!

Greek Isles Blog Hop January 2019 — Amazing Life

Hello Stampers and friends!!  The excitement to share my creation for the Greek Isles Achievers blog hop is here! I love joining the hop with other Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world.  This particular group has achieved the prestigious Stampin' Up! Incentive trip to go on the Greek Isles Cruise this coming July!  **squeal**

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Each month, we will be hopping together to show you ideas and designs using current Stampin' Up!® products from any of the current catalogs. I am native to Nebraska (U.S.), and I would love to help you, inspire you and answer any questions that help spark that creative vibe going through your veins.  And, no, you don't have to be creative to stamp!!  True statement!

Here is the card that I designed for our hop today!

 

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One of my favorite perks as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is the opportunity to buy from the new upcoming catalogs before the catalogs actually go live for the general public.  I have a mix of products from each of the Occasions catalog and the Sale-A-Bration catalog, but this is the first time I've played with the Amazing Life Bundle (Amazing Life stamp set and coordinating Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies)!  Beware!  This stamp set renders lots of fun coloring aspects...I used Pineapple Punch Stampin' Blends and a touch of Balmy Blue Stampin' Write marker on the cake, but you can definitely have fun with the Aqua Painter and Watercolor Pencils, too!! This particular sentiment in the Amazing Life stamp set has lots of potential for coloring or paper piecing, but I chose to keep it without color so that the focus was on the cake.

 

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I am in LOVE with the new Whisper White Flax Ribbon...it provides me with another way of using it...a subtle embellishment.  I cut the ribbon edging to use the loosened strands as "baker's twine" that has more of a rustic appearance.  The Gingham check pattern is really popular right now and we are gifted with 5 different colors in the Gingham Gala 6" x 6" designer series paper pack.  To give the Balmy Blue a little flare, I trimmed it with a strip of Pineapple Punch cardstock die cut with the Be Mine Stitched Edgelit.  Adding this trim is like icing on the cake when paired with the Rectangle Stitched die cut for the sentiment, don't you think?

 

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I am sooo thankful for each and everyone you!

Again, thank you--thank you--thank you!  I greatly appreciate you stopping by to visit me.  I love the visits; and it warms my heart to read your thoughts you share with each comment.  If you haven't already, please share and invite your friends to stop by.  Oh, and subscribe to my blog so that you don't miss a single post.  I can't express how very passionate I am to share my love for papercrafting with you.
 

Thank you for joining us today - we are so happy that you are taking part in our blog hop. Make sure that you don't miss any of the creations being shared...there are some incredible designs you are going to see today to inspire you.  You are currently at my blog - Lori Mueller at Stampin' Dreams, so check the list below to see who is after me and follow all the blogs around.

 
 

 
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Sale-A-Bration is under way and is, by far, the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays.  Have you received your copy of the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs?  If not, you need them!


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Need an idea? Start with my Amazing Life Birthday card project:
 
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For every $50 you spend, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, there is a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.

Let’s break it down:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

This new option allows everyone to create a personalized Sale-A-Bration experience!  **squeal**

All of the fine details about Sale-A-Bration can be found HERE
 

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Thank you for Shopping with Lori

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What supplies do you need to create this Card? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be purchased through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!

Product List


January's Tutorial Bundle
12 AMAZING exclusive Tutorials $15 (US)
 
 
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This bundled package is all jam packed with creative ideas using products from the Stampin' Up! OccasSale-A-Bration catalogs.  YAY!!  Click here to learn how you can earn this bundle for FREE!  If you have any questions, simply email me!

Are you a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the annual catalog.  My project is featuring the Forever Lovely stamp set! 


Creative Inking Blog Hop — Holiday Gift Ideas from Santa

Hello stamper and crafter friends! Welcome-welcome...I'm so excited you're traveling the Creative Inking Blog Hop for the month of November! This months theme is geared around Holiday Gift Ideas and is perfect timing for the craft fair season!  I have a couple of big craft fairs that I need to get ready for, so this hop is a great reminder of just how much I have left to do.  Eeek!

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You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from the very talented Colleen Vassos' blog. Please be sure to click the 'Next' button (found below) to move along the Creative Inking blog hop. If you get off track at any time, the full line up below will help you move along from blog to blog.


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I'm super excited to share with you this awesome piece of home decor that I created!  Yes, I'm patting my back because my creative "dreams" actually came out the way I envisioned.  This little gem is going to be staying in our family home as I'm already struggling with the idea of gifting it to anyone.  YIKES!!

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Anyone that knows me, knows that I can always be found rummaging around the clearance aisle in any big box store searching for any items that are just aching to be repurposed from their original manufactured design.  Already, I have found some great deals and this wooden box was screaming that I take it home for today's blog hop!

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I am absolutely in love with EVERY pattern of designer paper found in the Festive Farmhouse pack.  It fits right in with my country girl childhood background.  Something about plaid seems like the perfect match to anything galvanized...buttons, clips and metallic paper...everything can be found on Page 13 in Holiday catalog.

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The letters for "Jolly" are several layers thick...meaning I die cut the letter "J" in Basic Black 3 times and topped with the Cherry Cobbler plaid designer paper.  I love dimension and stacking multiple layers just makes the whole focal point pop off of the Festive Farmhouse pattern that was run through the Big Shot with the Corrugated Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.

 

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From the bottom of my heart, many, many "thanks" to you for you stopping by to visit me.  I love the visits and wonderful thoughts you share with your comments.  It is always my passion to inspire you with my papercrafting projects.  I hope I have peaked your excitement to get your dreams stamped out onto paper using some of the products that I have shared with you.  I truly live to inspire!! But, if you want to become a "Happy Shopper" and get all of your favorites on your wish list at a discount, you can purchase the Starter Kit and join my Stampin' Up! family...fill your Starter Kit with what YOU want (up to $125 worth of product)!  How exciting is that?!!   I am always very, very appreciative of your shopping excursion through my online store, too.


 

So with one click you can be on your way to soak in some more inspiration showcasing the assigned sketch.  Your next stop on the hop will be with Dena Rekow.  I know her projects will not disappoint...she'll have a beautiful creation to share with everyone. Click on the 'Next' button and you'll be at your next stop.  Have fun filling your inspiration bucket...don't forget to come back real soon.  :)

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November's Tutorial Bundle
12 AMAZING exclusive Tutorials $15 (US)
 
 
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This bundled package is all jam packed with creative ideas using products from the Stampin' Up! Holiday and Annual catalogs.  YAY!!  Click here to learn how you can earn this bundle for FREE!  If you have any questions, simply email me!

Are you a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

These tutorials are a wonderful resource for your business.  In this months Tutorial Bundle, you will find excellent ideas using brand new products from the annual catalog.  My project is featuring the Falling For Leaves stamp set! 

 
 

Thank you for Shopping with Lori

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ARE YOU A FACEBOOK FAN?  I would love it if you would "Like" my Lori Dreams Stampin page.

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What supplies do you need to create this beautiful piece of Home Decor? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!

Product List


Halloween Frights and Delights Homemade Designer Paper

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I was preparing for a craft fair this last weekend and had made up all of my September Paper Pumpkin Frights and Delights treat bags to hand out to shoppers stopping by my booth.  Now that those are all gone, what do you have left in your Paper Pumpkin box?  The stamp set, ink spot, and other extra pieces from the kit, right?  What do you do with those items — pack up and store them for a rainy day (although, it's been raining in my area for 4 days straight!)?  OR, do you keep playing and making new stuff?

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Normally, my stamp sets and ink spots get put to the side while I feverishly work on my next projects, but not this time!  I wanted to show myself that there is still lots of life in these amazing images by creating my own "Designer Series Paper"!  That's right!  Have you ever noticed that there isn't any decorative patterned paper to play with?


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In true color, Basic Gray Classic ink will appear much darker than what you see on my card.  To avoid stealing the eye from the sentiment focal point, I inked up the various images, stamped off one time, then stamped onto the Whisper White layer.  I did the same with the Pumpkin Pie Jack-o-Lantern, too.  Now the spider and bat were full ink, but because they are small, it gave some contrast to the "designer paper" I was creating.

 

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There were, at least, half a dozen of the 'Boo!' stickers leftover from the kit, plus, lots of Black/Silver Baker's Twine to help adorn the focal image.  The Everyday Label punch made a quick background layer for the Pumpkin Pie Stitched Shapes Square.  A nice accent to show off the sticker, too.  Stinkin' cute!!

Even though the kit contained all of the supplies to create 24 adorable Halloween treat bags, I enjoyed using the leftover supplies, and a few of my own, to create my own spooktacular fun!

 

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Are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber?  If not, why not give it a whirl!  Now is the perfect time to join!  Subscribe by Wednesday, October 10, 2018 and get your first kit for ONLY $5!!   

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There are a LIMITED NUMBER of October Paper Pumpkin kits to offer at this special introductory rate of $5 for first time subscribers!  The flash sale ends October 10th OR when the kits sell out (whichever is first).  If you ask me, the $5 deal will create a sell-out in record time. BE READY to subscribe pronto!

IMPORTANT NOTE:  You must enter the code FLASH1018 before the sale ends to receive this special introductory price.

Extra fun for Current Subscribers!  The Frights & Delights September Paper Pumpkin kit was such a spectacularly spooky success that Stampin’ Up! is offering refills and full kits! NOTE: The refill kits do not include the stamps and ink.

  • Kit Refills (Item #149540)
  • FULL KIT (Item #149671)

Refills and full kits are only available while supplies last to current Paper Pumpkin subscribers, so don’t miss out!  Make sure you subscribe by October 10! You won’t want to miss this kit! ...subscribe with me today! 


 

October's Tutorial Bundle
12 AMAZING exclusive Tutorials $15 (US)
 
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What additional supplies do you need to create this card? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!
 
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