I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s sneak peek video! So many goodies are on the way! Here in Europe we received the news we’ve been praying for! The German Custom Authorities has accepted the request from Stampin’ Up! to split shipments. The Authority have started to release the label-compliant products that have been held. This represents the majority of the delayed product shipments. I have checked the Inventory Report, and it is certainly beginning to look a lot better. I will keep checking this report, because I know a lot of crafters are waiting for the Butterfly Gala Bundle and Paper Snips to mention just two products. Paper Snips are on their way to the warehouse. I would like to take this opportunity to thank ALL Stampin’ Up! customers for their patience while we go through this very difficult and frustrating situation. THANK YOU! xx
On a much happier note, we are very excited at having Paper Pumpkin (PP) here in the UK, albeit a one-off. I’m sure the feeling is mutual in the rest of Europe, and the South Pacific regions! Last year, a crafting friend of mine sent me the March issue of PP. I have already played with it and shared the results with you. In the US, each month, there are alternative ideas of projects you can make with the kits. I will have a look at my March 2018 kit, and see if I can do something different with it!
I wonder if anyone in North America recognises today’s two projects i.e.the framed artwork and the Easter card? I received this PP Kit, called Framed Love, in January 2015! I went with a small group of British demos to the last Leadership Convention which was held in Orlando, Florida. Yesterday I made the framed artwork, and the belly band. I stayed with the design pretty well, but not completely! The instructions included adhering a button to the front of the artwork, which meant the glass had to be omitted when putting the frame back together again. I’m not overly keen on using buttons, although I did give in and adhered one on the bow on the belly band. The only other change I made was to put a layer of Calypso Coral Cardstock under the pennant to make it stand out more! I was really pleased with the finished result, and have decided to give it to my daughter Vicki, and her husband Leigh. Vicki has invited us over for lunch on Easter Sunday. She has also invited one of Leigh’s brothers’, his wife and their four delightful young children! Hubby’s going shopping for ten Easter Eggs tomorrow!
I found out from one of my YouTube subscribers yesterday that there are always bits and pieces leftover in the PP kits. I decided to use some of my leftovers to make an Easter card for Vicki and Leigh. I used some current products including the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder, His Grace Stamp Set, Fable Friends Stamp Set, Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies, retired ribbon, and some Basic Rhinestones. I added a few extra embellishments to the belly band, too! I was amazed that the Coastal Cabana and Pear Pizzazz Ink Spots were still very moist, and stamped amazing images! The products I’m left with are the two ink spots, the stamps, the clear block, eleven white gift tags, four small Calypso Coral hearts, yards and yards of linen thread, one button, eleven Glue Dots, and some Dimensionals. I don’t know how much PP Kits are to buy in the US, but the Hugs from Shelli PP that will be on offer globally, will be a mere £20.00 here in the UK. That is absolutely amazing value! I really hope this global offering will be such a huge success in Europe and South Pacific, that we can have it as a monthly subscription, as it is in the States and Canada! I’m convinced it will be a huge success for everyone!
I hope you’ve enjoyed sharing this Paper Pumpkin Kit with me, as much as I’ve enjoyed playing with it! That’s it from me today, so until tomorrow, happy crafting!