Saturday, August 13, 2022

This Birthday Piggy

Welcome Dreamers!  I need to apologize for my being gone. I have had several deaths in the last three weeks, and my emotions and attention has been somewhere other than my business. I lost a sister-in-law (more of a best friend), 2 cousins and 3 friends.  But I am working through that grief with creating and stamping. I know you understand.
    I am hopping today with Stampin' Up! Demonstrators around the world, that all belong to a group called Ink Stamp Share. These gals are so talented. Don't miss a single card, you will be greatly inspired.
   These piggies are so cute and I think they will bring a smile however you use them. I was inspired by the "This Little Piggy" stamp set to create an anniversary card. But I soon discovered that I had NO "anniversary stamps"! I need to fix that in my next order!
   So now, my card is still a birthday card! 
I love the "Design a Day Dream" DSP. It is only available to hostesses, but it is so simple to host a $150 workshop!  I would love to help you host one, either in person or on-line. They are lots of fun. 
   The only "special" thing I did with this card was to stamp the sentiment on a piece of Basic White Cardstock and cut them into individual words with my snips. 
   I popped them up with dimensionals and adhered them to  circle die cut from the Layering Circles dies. The other circles were also cut from DSP. I stamped, colored and cut the large Piggy to coordinate with the DSP.  My inside includes a birthday  saying from "Very Best Occasions" stamp set, a strip of DSP and the happy little butterfly from the Piggy set.



   I hope you enjoyed my card today. Be sure to hop on over to the next blog. Enjoy a Saturday of inspiration



I'm Dreamin' of happier days...You keep Dreamin' too!

Pammie Kay
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator



    

Thursday, July 14, 2022

 



Hello Dreamers and guests!  I am sorry that it has been a little bit since I last blogged! I took some time off for a nice vacation and then to get some serious housework done!  The dog hyperextended my knee so I ended up with a steroid shot in it. That in tern caused by blood pressure and sugar levels to elevate So relaxing was my 1st line of defense. It has leveled out fairly well and I am back at my craft table and computer. 

I am hopping today with my fellow demonstrators from Crafty Collaborations! There are so many great stampers in the group. Hope you get lots of inspiration from the projects today.

With the new Mini July to December Catalog fresh in my hands, I had a hard time deciding which set and which card to start with. I quickly made up 3 cards, from 3 sets!. It was hard, but I decided on using the Family & Friends set. 


It is a stand alone set (no dies or punch to go with it) that really tugged at my heart. Picking out the live tree was always a family event. I chose to use the "parents" stamp as that is where we have been for the last several years. Just the two of us decorating and watching the starry tree together. 
Everything here is fairly simple. Simple layering. Stamped the people and fussy cut them out after coloring with Stamping Blends.


I hope you enjoyed my card. Don't forget to stop at the rest of the blogs. There are awesome projects there. 



I'm Dreamin' of cooler weather.....You keep Dreamin' too!

">Pammie Kay
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


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Saturday, June 25, 2022

Day Dreaming Project!

 


Good Morning Dreamers! Pammie Kay here..back from vacation in Sunny Florida! It was a wonderful time with great friends. We had not been together since 2019, so it was a well deserved trip.



I am hopping today with my fellow demonstrators from around the globe at Ink Stamp Share. I love to do blog hops because it gives you, my readers, so many examples of the same theme. Today we are doing 3D projects. I am sure that most of them will be great for the upcoming gift giving season!  Mark this hop for later use.


I learned to make this Pinwheel Tower at one of my All Day Crops from my cousin Linda. She is also a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  I love that it is three dimensional,  but folds flat to mail. I am going to try to explain how I did it. But there are TONS of videos that may explain it better.  Let's have a try!        (*I made mine larger to accommodate my salt shaker that i put my pinwheels into. These instructions are for this larger size!)

  • Cut cardstock  6 1/2' x 4 1/4"   Score at 1 1/2", 3", 4 1/2", 6"
  • Fold and burnish each score line. Put Tear and Tape on the 1/2" piece, and fold opposite end down to make the square peg for center.
  • Cut 4 pieces of  cardstock 2 3/4" x 4 1/4". 
  • Decorate as you wish. My mats were cut at 2 1/2' x 4". The side pieces were cut 1" x 4". 
  • Glue to sides of tower. 
  • I used 1 1/2" squares to make my pinwheels and taped them to some beading wire. I poked them into the lid of a salt shaker and twisted the stems together to get the to stand where I wanted them to be!

I used the newest Hostess DSP pack for my card. There are so many wonderful patterns in it. Ask me how you can get yours in the comments!

It is a simple process. The only thinking part of it was to put the correct "side pieces" on the back of the correct flap!  I MAY have had to redo one!  I suggest not using as many popped up pieces as it does not fold flat! I am not mailing mine so it isn't a problem. The pinwheels were added to just give it a touch of whimsey, but are not necessary if you just want the card. 

I hope you enjoyed my project. If so, please leave a comment below. Now it is time to hop to the next blog for more great inspiration.  


I'm Dreamin' of more crafty times with you all....You keep Dreamin' too!


Pammie Kay
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
 
My website               https://pamelafunk.stampinup.net

This Birthday Piggy

Welcome Dreamers!  I need to apologize for my being gone. I have had several deaths in the last three weeks, and my emotions and attention ...