Wednesday, October 21, 2020

October Paper Crafting Blog Hop

Hello, my crafty friends. Welcome to the October Paper Crafting Blog Hop! I am participating in this blog hop with fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators from across the globe! You might be starting the blog hop right now, or you may be coming from Sue McDonald's blog. Welcome one and all.

This month we are featuring fall-themed projects or projects demonstrating Stampin' Up!'s fabulous pattern paper called Designer Series Paper (DSP). It is not a secret that select packages of DSP are on sale this month at a 15% discount.

For my cards today I decided to use the Life is Beautiful Stamp Set, designed by Million Sales Achiever LeeAnn Graff, using both a fall theme and Plaid Tidings DSP.

I cannot believe I waited this long to use this stamp set. When I first saw the bird house in this stamp set, I had to have it. Now I have found that I love this tree! For the leaves I used a group of colors from a color challenge last week (The Paper Players Color Challenge PP512: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow and Cinnamon Cider). The black plaid strip along the left side is a 3/4" strip from the workshop cards we made this past Saturday.

This weekend I watched a video where LeeAnn Graff shows several cards she designed using her stamp set. In one of her cards she used purple for the leaves. I thought I should try it - I used Rich Razzleberry which coordinates with this strip from the Plaid Tidings DSP.

The Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" DSP is from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog (MC pp. 56-57). Versatile and adorable patterned paper!

These cards are fairly simple to recreate, but if you need measurements, just let me know. Feel free to leave a positive comment below with a trail to find you and your creations out on the "www" - I look forward to it!

Do not forget to check out the great project by our next blog hopper, Maureen Rauchfuss.

This is a full list of our bloggers this month and their links in case you find yourself off track:

Shirley Merker
Carol Payne
Tracy Held
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannahs
Amber Meulenbelt
Sandra Roberts
Sue McDonald
Sandy Ward
Maureen Rauchfuss

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! 

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All the supplies used in this project can be ordered through my online store.

Life is Beautiful Stamp Set • Item# 149418 

Ink: (Lots of inks this time!)
2020-22 In Color Collection Classic Stampin' Pad Cinnamon Cider • Item# 153114
Regals Collection Classic Stampin' Pad Cajun Craze • Item# 147085
Regals Collection Classic Stampin' Pad Crushed Curry • Item# 147087
Regals Collection Classic Stampin' Pad Rich Razzleberry • Item# 147091
Neutrals Collection Classic Stampin' Pad Mossy Meadow • Item# 147111 
Neutrals Collection Classic Stampin' Pad Early Espresso • Item# 147114 (Tree/Card# 1)
Neutrals Collection Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Suede • Item# 147115 (Tree/Card# 2)

Plaid Tidings 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper • Item# 153527
2020-22 In Color Collection Cinnamon Cider Cardstock • Item# 153078
Regals Collection Cajun Craze Cardstock • Item# 119684
Basics Collection Whisper White Cardstock • Item# 100730

Banners Pick a Punch • Item# 153608
Stitched So Sweetly Dies • Item# 151690
Stitched Rectangles Dies • Item# 151820

Your favorite adhesive - I recommend that you try the new Stampin' Seal • Item# 152813

I would appreciate it if you use the host code found on the sidebar of my blog when ordering through my online store, however, do NOT use this Hostess Code if your order already qualifies for Stampin' Rewards ($150 USD). If your order is $20 or more, and you would like to receive an instruction sheet with dimensions and detailed instructions, please send me an email with a request for the "Life is Beautiful 1020 PCM" Instruction Sheet.
Hope you were able to subscribe in time for the October Paper Pumpkin kit. Be sure to Like and Follow my Facebook page for discussions with other Paper Pumpkin subscribers. Not a subscriber already? No problem. Contact me and let's get you signed up by November 10 in time for the next kit so that you do not miss out any more!

This month through November 2, 2020, all demonstrators, even NEW demonstrators, will be able to purchase the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle, introduced by Stampin' Up! for the upcoming holidays, including even Valentine's Day. This bundle will not be available to customers until November 3, 2020, so if you think you have to have it now - and I am inclined to believe that is true, message me for details on how to become a demonstrator and join my team.

Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs! Many of your favorites are available at a 15% discount on select papers from current catalogs! Go to my online store or message me for details. Sale ends October 31, 2020.

(August 4, 2020 - January 4, 2021)
If you have placed an order from me over the past year, you received a copy of the new August-December 2020 Mini Catalog (formerly called the Holiday Mini Catalog) in the mail.  If you did not receive one, please contact me immediately and let's fix that. If you do not already have a demonstrator, it would be my pleasure to be your enabler (er, I mean demonstrator) and send you a copy of your very own. Chock full of inspiration and ideas. 

As always, if you have any questions, or need any assistance, contact me in your favorite method of communication. :)


  1. The stamped leaves match the Plaid Tidings Designer Paper perfectly! Great cards!

    1. Thanks, Carol. The Plaid Tidings is a great pack of DSP. I will be using it a lot over the next few weeks! S

  2. Great card, tempted to purchase this set now

    1. Sue, it is such a great stamp set. I cannot wait to make a card using the bokeh dots! S

  3. I'm looking out my back window right now at my tree that is starting to turn these colors. I love fall - your card captured it perfectly!

    1. Lucky you - enjoy your view. Thank you, Arlene.

  4. Great fall card and use of the DSP! I love this set! Thanks for sharing with us!

  5. Beautiful color choices! Guess I will need that stamp set after all!!

  6. I have the stamps set but haven't used it yet. Definitively going to CASE your cards. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Terri, I really cannot believe I waited so long to use it!

  8. Your technique for inking the leaves is on point! Super stunning cards!

  9. Very pretty - love the plaid and fall colors - favorite time of year.