Thursday, October 1, 2015

Check out my Two Online Card Classes for October

Sharing with you Two Card Kits for October
Rubber Hugs!
Sharon Armstrong

You should watch this quick video showing what the cards look like!

October Online Card Club

with Sharon Armstrong

NEW ORDER BY DATE FOR OCTOBER IS OCTOBER 8TH.  Read to the bottom to see why!
To Receive my FREE Card Kits for Six cards you will need:
  • ACORNY THANK YOU & PUNCH BUNDLE, page 45 (Holiday Catalog)
    • item # 140841, $28.00  
  • If you already have this stamp set, OR, just just don't like it, you can order anything else instead.  Your subtotal of your order must be at least $28

    Rich Razzleberry, Tangelo Twist, Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Delightful Dijon
  • PUNCHES:  TRIPLE BANNER PUNCH was used on one.  If you don't have, you can always just trim the ends with a scissors
  • FRAMELITS:  Bitty Banners was used on several (to make the small word banners)  If you don't have, you can easily hand cut these.


Order directly from my website: click on SHOP NOW 

PLEASE DO NOT CHOOSE NO CONTACT FROM DEMONSTRATOR.  I can't mail you the FREE CARD KITS IF YOU DO THAT AS I do not see your mailing address!
  • When ordering, you will need to use this hostess code: NM3HAXH7
  • Make sure to place your order by October 8th
  • If your order is $150 or more--DON'T USE THE HOSTESS CODE--you will get Stampin' Rewards
  • Your FREE Card will be mailed approximately October 17th (or earlier!)  At that time, you will also receive an email with a link to print out the directions for the projects, as well as the videos.

12 Christmas Cards Online Class

In October we are using the 
Reason for the Season Bundle $33.00 (plus tax and shipping)
If you already have this bundle you may chose anything else you want for a minimum of $33.00
Order from my website
Also, if you ever order over $150 you do not use my codes!
You can enjoy the Hostess Rewards yourself and I will still send you the FREE card kits to make your 12 cards!

The ink Colors I will be using are
Cherry Cobbler
Real Red
Mossy Meadow
Night of Navy

  • Your FREE Card will be mailed approximately October 17th (or earlier!)  At that time, you will also receive an email with a link to print out the directions for the projects, as well as the videos.
PLEASE DO NOT CHOOSE NO CONTACT FROM DEMONSTRATOR.  I can't mail you the FREE CARD KITS IF YOU DO THAT AS I do not see your mailing address!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I am a Survivor of 13 years!
Therefore, I personally like to promote all options for any fundraising for Breast Cancer Research.
In October Stampin' Up! will be donating 

$2.00 for all NEW Paper Pumpkin Subscribers
$1.00 for all Existing Subscribers!
To the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

These make great gifts or fun projects for you to do 
quick and easy!
Everything you need is in the box and each month it is a different project!


Note: the project is NOT related to Breast Cancer

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Frilly Flowers Tutorial

I have seen so many great ideas using these!  
And so easy to do! And the Floral Frames are on Sale this week!!!  I call that perfect timing!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Flurry of Wishes Stampin' Up! 2015 Holiday Catalog

It is never too early to start Christmas card making!  This month for my Christmas Online Card Class everyone received FREE card kits in the mail from me.  Everyone ordered the Flurry of Wishes Bundle that included the punch and I mailed them enough supplies to make 12 cards!
If you would like more information on my online card classes I would love to join my newsletter list 
Meanwhile I wanted to share this one with you!  It looks like a pretty package!

Flurry of Wishes

All images © 1990-2015 Stampin’ Up!®
  • Stamp Sets: Flurry of Wishes Bundle #140868
  • Inks: Night of Navy #126970
  • Paper: Night of Navy #100867, Whisper White #100730, Holiday Fancy Foil Vellum #139597
  • Other: White 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon #138429, Note Tag Punch #135860, White bakers twine #124262

Night of Navy Card base 5 ½ x 8 ½
Whisper White 5 ½ x 2
Red Stripe Fancy Foil 5 ½ x 2
Scrap Whisper White for tag and snowflake

  1. Stamp snowflakes on Night of Navy Card base with Night of Navy Ink
  2. Stamp Merry Christmas on the scrap of Whisper White and punch out
  3. Stamp Snowflake on Whisper White scrap, punch out.
  4. Attach to tag with adhesive
  5. Punch a hole in the top of the tag and add a loop of White Bakers Twine
  6. Use snail adhesive to attach the Red Stripe Vellum to the Whisper White card layer, I put the glue on the wider stripes so that you can’t see the adhesive.
  7. Attach Ribbon so that it looks like a package, run ribbon thru loop of tag bakers twine, attach ends on the back with adhesive.
  8. Add Dimensionals to the Red Foil Vellum/Whisper White layer

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Weekly Deals and What's New with Stampin' Up!

As a 13 year Breast Cancer Survivor this is near and dear to my heart.  When I was diagnosed my husband was out of work and we did not have insurance.  Thru organizations similar to BCRF I was able to receive treatment and be cancer free!  
To show our support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Stampin' Up! is going PINK . . . or at least our October boxes are! And because we know our subscribers want to share the love too, Stampin' Up! will be making a donation on their behalf to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). The thousands of women and men suffering from breast cancer today depend on us. No institution can conquer this disease alone. Together, we can. 
Stampin’ Up! will donate
  • $1 for every active Paper Pumpkin subscriber.
  • Plus, an additional $1 for every new subscriber.
Together, we will make a difference!
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What is Paper Pumpkin?  A magical little box that comes to your door each month with a different project inside!  
Everything is included that you need to complete the projects.  Except maybe an adhesive.
You can see on Pinterest past kits and ideas HERE

Here’s how you can help: 
  1. Subscribe! If you’re new to Paper Pumpkin, click here to get started. Your first kit will arrive in a limited-edition pink box that you’ll want to hold onto forever-and we’ll donate $2 because you’re new!
  2. Stay active if you’re a subscriber so we can donate $1 for you. Only those who receive the October shipment will be counted for the donation.
  3. Spread the word! Help us get as many new subscribers as possible. Every current subscriber adds $1 and for new subscribers it’s doubled, so let’s get the word out and raise as much as possible.
Remember, those who get the October kit will not only be donating to a good cause, but they will also get a one-time only, pretty pink Paper Pumpkin box! No one will want to miss it. Promise.
More About BCRF

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Day three of sharing some stamping love!

Welcome back to day three of easy cards! The past two days I showed you how to make the other two cards that are pictured above.  For all of the cards I used the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper in a non spooky way because I love the Fall colors!

I attached Tangelo Twist cardstock to the bottom of the card and a piece of DSP to the top.

Then I took a piece of Basic Black Cardstock 2 X 4" and tied 
Pumpkin Pie Cotton Ribbon around one end. 

Then I added dimensionals to the back.

For the sentiment I simply stamped on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla then cut to size.  The stamp set that I am in love with is Tin of Cards!  It is supposed to be used with the Tin of Cards on the front of the catalog but I am telling you it is such a great set I find it to be one that I am grabbing a lot!

I am off to Founders Circle with Stampin' Up!  That is the event that is held for the Top 100 Demonstrators in the United States and the Top 20 in Canada.  It is such an honor to be in this group of amazing creative stampers!  I don't promise to post much business over the next few days.  But what I am going to try to do is just post pictures of the fun stuff we are doing!  They always decorate the hotel and our gathering room.  So stay tuned for lots of ideas just in a different way!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

More stamping love today!

Today is Tuesday and that means more Weekly Deals!
You can click on the photo and see them on my website.
Yesterday I posted the first card shown below.  Today I am sharing the second card!  Come back tomorrow for the third.  These are very simple cards to make!

Love the Boho Chic Embossing Folder!  I used the Very Vanilla cardstock cut to 4 X 5 1/2 and ran it thru the folder.  I attached it with Multipurpose glue.
 And using the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper I cut a strip that was 2 X 4 and used the Banner Triple Punch Item #138292 to make a banner.  I flipped it over and added dimensionals to the back.

As mentioned yesterday I used the Tin of Cards Stamp Set for my sentiments.  Stamped using the New Black Ink pad in the Holiday catalog onto a piece of Very Vanilla cut 1 3/4 x 4 inches.  I used the Triple Banner Punch to create my banner end.  Tied the beautiful black 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon Item # 138430 around the end.

 I used snail on the back to attach it to my DSP.

I think you get the message how the Happy Haunting paper can be used for non scary cards!  Love the colors don't you?

See you tomorrow!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Sharing some stamping love!

Over the next three days I will be sharing some very easy cards with you.  I am leaving on Wednesday to spend five days with my Stampin' Up! friends in St. George Utah on our Founders Circle trip.  This trip is for the Top 100 demonstrators in the US and Top 20 in Canada!  Such an honor and awesome way to glean tips and tricks from other demonstrators!

I love our Designer Series Papers!  While these cards are made with the New Happy Haunting DSP none of these cards are scary!  I simply used the pieces that looked more fallish!


I used the Leaflets Framelits Item #138283 to cut out Glimmer Paper and Tangelo Twist Cardstock.

Then I used the awesome stamp set Tin of Cards Item #138946 to stamp Thank You.  You seriously will love this stamp set!

You need to cut the burlap ribbon in order to get the fray pieces.  I always say make two cards at the same time so if you cut in half you have plenty of strings for more than one card!

Pull about 4 or 5 strings from the burlap ribbon so that you can tie around the large orange leaf.

Attach the Designer Series paper to the card base, attach all of the leaves.

The Glimmer leaves should be attached with glue dots as the snail won’t stick to the back.

If you prefer you can use the other side of the DSP.

Check back tomorrow for the next card!

Friday, September 11, 2015

We will never forget

Everyone remembers what they were doing 14 years ago.  We will never forget the disbelief, the sadness, the loss of lives, the hero's who tried to help and the ones that lost their lives.  My friend designed this photo and it says it all.  

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Tomorrow is the last day!

Thursday September 10th is the last day to place your orders for either of my TWO Online Classes in September 

Make sure you look at the very different cards we are doing for the Christmas Card Class at the bottom of this email!  



This adorable tin contains everything you need to create 16 cards! (Adhesive not included).  NOTE: This has been so popular!  When you order you may see a back order message.  More arrived yesterday and that should fill all of the back orders so yours will ship soon.

Coordinating colors:
  • STAMPIN' PADS USED:  Black (Memento or the NEW Basic Black), Crushed Curry OR Calypso Coral (OR could substitute something similar)  This was only used for background of butterfly (under cut out piece)  




OPTIONAL STAMP SET ITEM CODE 138946 IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!  You will need it to stamp the tabs and the cards.  I really love this set.  Perfect size for so many other cards in the future!

Order HERE
***Reminder if you are in both of my online classes combine your order to save shipping.  You can chose either Hostess Code.
Tin of Cards Stamp Set
You seriously want this!!!!


For September we are using the new Bundle called Flurry of Wishes Item Code #140868

This includes the Stamp set and matching Punch.

If you want to order something else you may do that minimum order is $33.00

I will send you the card kit to make 12 cards including envelopes.
As well as the PDF.  
There WILL be videos too!  

STAMP PADS USED:(you will need these if you want your cards to look like mine)
Crumb Cake
Soft Sky
Night of Navy
Lost Lagoon
Pacific Point



Minimum order is $33.00

Order HERE

***Reminder if you are in both of my online classes combine your order to save shipping.  You can chose either Hostess Code.